Thinking Again A Diary

Thinking Again A Diary

Thinking Again A Diary

Jan Morris, one of “Britain’s greatest living writers” (Times, UK), returns with this whimsical yet deeply affecting volume on life as a redoubtable nonagenarian. The irrepressible Jan Morris—author of such classics as Venice and Trieste—is at it again: offering a vibrant set of reminiscences that remind us “what a good, wise and witty companion Jan Morris has been for so many readers for so long” (Alexander McCall Smith, New York Times Book Review). “Like Michel de Montaigne” (Danny Heitman, Wall Street Journal), Morris waxes on the ironies of modern life in all their resonant glories and inevitable stupidities—from her daily exercise (a “statutory thousand paces of brisk walk”) to the troubles of Brexit; her enduring yet complicated love for America; and honest reflections on the vagaries and ailments of aging. Both intimate and luminously wise, Thinking Again is a testament to the virtues of embracing life, creativity, and, above all, kindness.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jan Morris
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2021-01-05
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781631496936


In My Mind S Eye A Thought Diary

In My Mind S Eye A Thought Diary

Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals and the annoyances of aging, the nonagenarian Jan Morris delights with her wickedly hilarious first-ever diary collection. Celebrated as the “greatest descriptive writer of her time” (Rebecca West), Jan Morris has been dazzling readers since she burst on the scene with her on-the-spot reportage of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. Now, the beloved ninety-two-year-old, author of classics such as Venice and Trieste, embarks on an entirely new literary enterprise—a collection of daily diaries, penned over the course of a single year. Ranging widely from the idyllic confines of her North Wales home, Morris offers diverse sallies on her preferred form of exercises (walking briskly), her frustration at not recognizing a certain melody humming in her head (Beethoven’s Pathétique, incidentally), her nostalgia for small-town America, as well as intimate glimpses into her home life. With insightful quips on world issues, including Britain’s “special relationship” with the United States and the #MeToo movement, In My Mind’s Eye will charm old and new Jan Morris fans alike.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jan Morris
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2019-01-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781631495373


Venice

Venice

Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past. Analysing the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours, there is scarcely a corner of Venice that Jan Morris has not investigated and brought vividly to life. Jan Morris first visited the city of Venice as young James Morris, during World War II. As she writes in the introduction, 'it is Venice seen through a particular pair of eyes at a particular moment - young eyes at that, responsive above all to the stimuli of youth.' Venice is an impassioned work on this magnificent but often maddening city. Jan Morris's collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Sydney, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain and Manhattan '45. Since its first publication, Venice has appeared in many editions, won the W.H. Heinemann award and become an international bestseller. 'The best book about Venice ever written' Sunday Times 'No sensible visitor should visit the place without it . . . Venice stands alone as the essential introduction, and as a work of literature in its own right.' Observer

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Genre : Travel
Author : Jan Morris
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2008-10-02
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780571247882


The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Sherman Alexie
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 2012-01-10
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780316219303


Conundrum

Conundrum

As one of Britain's best and most loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this grippingly honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman - its pains and joys, its frustrations and discoveries. On first publication in 1974, the book generated enormous interest and curiosity around the world, and was subsequently chosen by The Times as one of the '100 Key Books of Our Time'. Including a new introduction, this re-issue marks a return to that particular journey. 'Certainly the best first-hand account ever written by a traveller across the boundaries of sex.' Daily Mail

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jan Morris
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2011-02-03
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780571266005


Crossing The Seas A Diary Of My Thoughts

Crossing The Seas A Diary Of My Thoughts

"We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." --- Plato Even after Dr. Martin Luther King was shot, his dreams are still alive and have been passed to the next generation to pursue freedom, democracy, equality, justice, peace, and prosperity. Thanks to his wake-up call and pains-taking efforts, modern society is much more open-minded and tolerant towards differences. A good leader should be a good reader; A good reader can become a good leader. Reading minds can be as challenging as reading books. This book documents the author Yuehai's book reading experience and his reflections upon politics, higher education, society, and pop culture etc. as well as his mind reading experience. It is a collection of his posts on his blog and on Facebook, where he has been sharing his thoughts and interacting with top political and business leaders, celebrities, and scholars in America, Europe, and Asia, implicitly and explicitly during the past two years (Sept.2010 through Sept.2012). It seems that his Facebook posts might have inspired lots of creative celebrities who produced stunning songs, movies, and TV shows. Here are some of those songs: "Born this way", "The Edge of Glory", "Hair", "You and I", "Government Hooker", "Princess Die"," Princess High", "So Happy I Could Die", "Bloody Mary", "Highway Unicorn"--- by Lady Gaga "I Love You This Big" by Scotty McCreery "Brighter Than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat "I Wanna Go" by Brittney Spears "Options" by Gomez "Firework" by Katy Perry "Love You Like a Love Song" by Selina Gomez "Year of 4" "I Was Here" by Beyonce "Red" by Taylor Swift "Princess of China" by Coldplay "International Love" by Pit Bull "Mr. Know-It-All", "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson "Mr. President " by Coco Jambo WE CAN BE ANYTHING by Apl.de.ap "I Am Your Leader" by Nicki Minaj "Triumph" by Mariah Carey "Give Your Heart A Break" , "Sky Scraper" by Demi Lovato "My Hair Song" by Rhett & Link "There's A Place For Us" by Carrie Underwood "One Thing" , "Take Me Home" by One Direction "Let Go" , "Chasing Satellite" by Tomas Fiss "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele "Chasing the Sun" "Gold Forever" "Glad You Came" (director X) by The Wanted "Your Body" by Christina Aguilera "Somebody to Love""Turn to You" "As Long as You Love Me" "Believe""Boyfriend" "Dr.Bieber" "Beauty and A Beat" by Justin Bieber... among others. Some interesting titles of movies and TV shows : The Kings Speech, The Master, Ink Master, Magic Mike, Dr. Who, The Who, The Paper Boy, Killing Them Softly, The Voice, Captain America, Captain China, Captain Planet, The Dictator, The Hunger Game, The Man with Iron Fists, A Gifted Man, Think Like a Man, Master Class, Big Brother, Under-Covered Boss, Train the Dragonand so forth. Others: Tedx, SpaceX, MITx, Harvardx, Milk X, X-box, Master Chief... Six Harvard Law School professors and six ideas worth spreading, in "60 Minutes" www.law.harvard.edu

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Genre : Education
Author : Yuehai Xiao
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-10-09
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781477276075


In My Mind S Eye

In My Mind S Eye

'I have never before in my life kept a diary of my thoughts, and here at the start of my ninth decade, having for the moment nothing much else to write, I am having a go at it. Good luck to me.' So begins this extraordinary book, a collection of diary pieces that Jan Morris wrote for the Financial Times over the course of 2017. A former soldier and journalist, and one of the great chroniclers of the world for over half a century, she writes here in her characteristically intimate voice - funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked, scabrous, and above all, kind - about her thoughts on the world, and her own place in it as she turns ninety. From cats to cars, travel to home, music to writing, it's a cornucopia of delights from a unique literary figure.

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Author : Jan Morris
Publisher :
Release : 2019-05-02
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 057134092X


Diary Of A Hedge Fund Manager

Diary Of A Hedge Fund Manager

A concise tour of the world of hedge funds explains how Wall Street operates from the viewpoint of a leading young portfolio manager, offering a balanced explanation of the recent economic crisis while sharing guidelines for analyzing markets, using technical resources and making informed financial decisions. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Keith McCullough
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-09
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781118017029


The Night Diary

The Night Diary

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK "A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults." -Kirkus, starred review In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Veera Hiranandani
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-03-06
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780735228535


Doodle Diary

Doodle Diary

Turn your doodles into a personal journal and into art, to boot! In the tradition of Keri Smith (Wreck This Journal, This Is Not a Book), Dawn DeVries Sokol has created a fun, easy artist's journal to get kids started with the basics. Doodle about your day; makes lists of your favorite things; write goals and daydream; try different mediums like pens, watercolors, and found art; add in family photos or ticket stubs; use Xerox transfers; and much, much more to create a casual, playful, and often thoughtful journal of your life.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Dawn Sokel
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 2010-08-01
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 1423619722