Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape.
A story shared through the heart and eyes of a maturing high school teenager, âDeferredâ is an honest journey into what it means to find a sense of purpose. It takes on the early, character-building battles of academics that every student braves and steadily transforms into an adventure of discovery and development. And as the weight of ignorance and inexperience looms heavy on the fringe of carefully crafted visions of the future, and which progressively take precedence over all else, Michaelâs memoir is one that ...
If you think a Middle Eastern marriage is something unfamiliar and exotic, filled with strange and unknowable customsâŠthen youâre only partially right. While both Eastern and Western cultures have their unique take on marriage, many issues faced by future brides remain constant throughout the world. The pressures of the first date, pre-wedding drama, and in-law approval are as familiar to women in Egypt as they are in New York. And just as the Western world has its peculiar quirks when it comes to relationships and ...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER âą The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.
Schlow Library Selection: Based on obsessive research of first-hand accounts, Kate Clifford Larson tells the story of Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter in the context of her famous family and the history swirling around them. Albeit not moving as quickly as her eight siblings, Rosemary participated in the upper echelons of society as much as she could until her early 20s. It appears as though a combination of escalating psychological issues and "Rosie's" realization that she was not allowed and/or able to live life as her age cohort led to uncontrollable "rages" and seizures. Their desperation over how to keep her from embarrassing the family led her parents to move Rosie from facility to school to house until finally Joe, Sr. fatefully arranged for the widely disparaged frontal lobotomy that robbed his eldest daughter of almost all of the physical and mental skills she had. Rosie became a rarely-mentioned ghost in her family, making this book even more impressive in the author's gathering and collating of letters, journals, and other historical sources into a well-written, disturbing, and ultimately intriguing story of one of the most well-known families in American history.
David Spade is best known for his harsh âHollywoodâ Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Joe Dirt and Tommy Boy, and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the âcomic brat extraordinaireâ tells his story in Almost Interesting.
The ultimate critical biography of the King of Pop: a panoramic, vivid, and incisive portrait of Michael Jackson that explores and celebrates his influence in music, dance, and popular culture, drawing on 400 interviews.
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm.