Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter personality reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Anonymous
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780358216773


Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020 “A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book.”—Washington Post “Unforgettable . . . Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her. @DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. “The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Anonymous
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-07-07
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780358216797


Ye Olde Cat Memes

Ye Olde Cat Memes

A humorous gift book featuring the original pre-internet cat memes

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Genre : Humor
Author : Eulalie Osgood Grover
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9780358238416


The Giant S House

The Giant S House

‘Every so often a novel comes along which transcends whimsy with the beauty of its writing. Elizabeth McCracken's small masterpiece is one of these' Guardian A powerful and unique story about connection, showing that miracles can happen – even across a library circulation desk. The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-eight year old librarian Peggy Cort feels as if love and life have stood her up. That is, until the day James Carlson Sweatt – the 'over-tall' eleven year old boy who's the talk of the town – walks into her library and changes her life for ever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship. In James, Peggy discovers the one person who's ever really understood her, and as he grows – six foot five at age twelve, then seven foot, then eight – so does their most singular romance. *Perfect for readers who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine*

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-01-31
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781409039679


What S Up Beanie

What S Up Beanie

"A collection of 160 comics from the hugely popular What's Up Beanie?, all adorable, humorously frank, completely wholesome, and acutely relatable"--

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Alina Tysoe
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780358455486


Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton

A revealing collection of letters from Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Anne Sexton While confessional poet Anne Sexton included details of her life and battle with mental illness in her published work, her letters to family, friends, and fellow poets provide an even more intimate glimpse into her private world. Selected from thousands of letters and edited by Linda Gray Sexton, the poet’s daughter, and Lois Ames, one of her closest friends, this collection exposes Sexton’s inner life from her boarding school days through her years of growing fame and ultimately to the months leading up to her suicide. Correspondence with writers like W. D. Snodgrass, Robert Lowell, and May Swenson reveals Sexton’s growing confidence in her identity as a poet as she discusses her craft, publications, and teaching appointments. Her private letters chart her marriage to Alfred “Kayo” Sexton, from the giddy excitement following their elopement to their eventual divorce; her grief over the death of her parents; her great love for her daughters balanced with her frustration with the endless tasks of being a housewife; and her persistent struggle with depression. Going beyond the angst and neuroses of her poetry, these letters portray the full complexities of the woman behind the art: passionate, anguished, ambitious, and yearning for connection.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Anne Sexton
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2016-04-05
Total Pages : 433 Pages
ISBN : 9781504034371


A Literate Passion

A Literate Passion

A “lyrical, impassioned” document of the intimate relationship between the two authors that was first disclosed in Henry and June (Booklist). This exchange of letters between the two controversial writers—Anaïs Nin, renowned for her candid and personal diaries, and Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer—paints a portrait of more than two decades in their complex relationship as it moves through periods of passion, friendship, estrangement, and reconciliation. “The letters may disturb some with their intimacy, but they will impress others with their fragrant expression of devotion to art.” —Booklist “A portrait of Miller and Nin more rounded than any previously provided by critics, friends, and biographers.” —Chicago Tribune Edited and with an introduction by Gunther Stuhlmann

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Anaïs Nin
Publisher : HMH
Release : 1989-04-22
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780547541501


She Memes Well

She Memes Well

From comedian Quinta Brunson comes a deeply personal and funny collection of essays featuring anecdotes about trying to make it when you're broke, overcoming self-doubt and depression, and how she's used humor to navigate her career in unusual directions. Quinta Brunson is a master of viral Internet content: without any traditional background in media, her humorous videos were the first to break through on Instagram's platform, receiving millions of views. From there, Brunson's wryly observant POV attracted the attention of BuzzFeed's motion picture development department, leading her to produce viral videos there about topics like interracial dating, millennial malaise, and seeing your ex in public. Now, Brunson is bringing her comedic chops to the page in She Memes Well, an earnest, laugh-out-loud collection about her weird road to Internet notoriety. In her debut essay collection, Quinta applies her trademark humor and heart to discuss what it was like to go from student loan debt-broke to "halfway recognizable--'don't I know you somewhere?'" level-of-fame. With anecdotes that range from the funny and zany--like her experience trying to find her signature hairstyle--to more grounded material about living with depression, Brunson's voice is entirely authentic and eminently readable. Perfect for fans of Phoebe Robinson's You Can't Touch My Hair, Samantha Irby's We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, and Issa Rae's The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, She Memes Well will charm and entertain a growing, engaged audience.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Quinta Brunson
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781328638984


The Making Of Mr Irresistible

The Making Of Mr Irresistible

In this memoir, Larry J Gould takes you on a journey with him from one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Leeds, England to one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in the Hamptons, New York. You will laugh and you will cry. From starting his career as a 15-year-old school dropout to creating two multi-million pound businesses, he experiences many bumps in the road in his personal and business life as he travels around the world from the Soviet Union to the United States, Israel to Ethiopia, and more. Through it all, he overcomes hardships by making himself irresistible—a word that is his driving force in business and in life. He refuses to let failure stop him from dreaming. In recalling his life story, he shares how he is, what he calls, a successful failure undaunted by setbacks. He also gives readers a fascinating look at his formation of a Jewish identity in a Christian culture, as well as surviving a number of failed romances until he finds someone who thought he was irresistible too.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Larry J Gould
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2020-09-11
Total Pages : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9781665580014


Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

A portrait of the influential twentieth-century writer steps away from traditional explorations of her Bloomsbury social circles to reveal how her life was centered on her writing, drawing on letters, diaries, and essays to explain how her written works reflect her formative experiences and creative philosophies. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Julia Briggs
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 527 Pages
ISBN : 0156032295