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Born a Crime

Author : Trevor Noah
Publisher : One World
Page : 279 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2016-11-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780399588181

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

Author : Trevor Noah
Publisher : Yearling
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2020-04-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780525582199

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The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir. “A piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece." --JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling author We do horrible things to one another because we don’t see the person it affects. . . . We don’t see them as people. Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself thanks to his mom’s unwavering love and indomitable will. This honest and poignant memoir adapted from the #1 New York Times bestseller Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood will astound and inspire readers as well as offer a fascinating perspective on South Africa’s tumultuous racial history. BORN A CRIME IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O!

All Good Children

Author : Catherine Austen
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Page : 309 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2011-10
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781554698240

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All Good Children by Catherine Austen Pdf

Seventeen-year-old prankster Maxwell Connors tries to maintain his identity in a mid-twenty-first century world where the children of his elite corporate town of New Middletown are treated with a drug to turn them into obedient, well-mannered citizens.

We Beat the Street

Author : Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Sharon Draper
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2006-04-20
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0142406279

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We Beat the Street by Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Sharon Draper Pdf

Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of determination—and a lot of support from one another—but despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded. Retold with the help of an award-winning author, this younger adaptation of the adult hit novel The Pact is a hard-hitting, powerful, and inspirational book that will speak to young readers everywhere.

Study Guide: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (SuperSummary)

Author : SuperSummary
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 51 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2018-10-05
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1723903078

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 50-page guide for "Born A Crime" by Trevor Noah includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 18 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Language as a Cultural Tool and Identity and Race in Apartheid South Africa.

I Can't Make This Up

Author : Kevin Hart
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2017-06-06
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781501155581

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New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word in this “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself. The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear: A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact. A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together. A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning. It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes us on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today. And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion. He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent. “Hart is an incredibly magnetic storyteller, on the page as he is onstage, and that’s what shines through [in this] genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy” (Kirkus Reviews).

Born a Crime

Author : Billionaire Mind Publishing
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2017-02-07
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1542809711

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah - Book Summary - (With Bonus) Get the kindle version for free when you purchase the paperback version Today! Count your blessings every single day. Trevor Noah never had an easy life growing up. Growing up as the son of an illegal birth, Trevor had to be hidden away every time and his existence should never be known. Born a Crime is Trevor Noah's brave and inspiring journey towards adulthood as he was finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule. How did a boy who has been running and hiding away all his life manage to achieve such great success? "Often, people who can do, don't because they're afraid of what people that can't do will say about them doing" - Trevor Noah Born a Crime is a book of a mischievous boy's journey towards greatness. Filled with emotions, Born a Crime made it to become the #1 New York Times Bestseller. This inspirational and compelling story will never let you down. P.S. Feeling unmotivated and lost with your life? Harness the power of gratitude and realize how great your life already is with this book! The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Have this Book Delivered to Your Doorstep Right Away!!

Shelf Life

Author : Nadia Wassef
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 148 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2021-10-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780374600198

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“As a bookseller, I loved Shelf Life for the chance to peer behind the curtain of Diwan, Nadia Wassef’s Egyptian bookstore—the way that the personal is inextricable from the professional, the way that failure and success are often lovers, the relationship between neighborhoods and books and life. Nadia’s story is for every business owner who has ever jumped without a net, and for every reader who has found solace in the aisles of a bookstore.” —Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here “Shelf Life is such a unique memoir about career, life, love, friendship, motherhood, and the impossibility of succeeding at all of them at the same time. It is the story of Diwan, the first modern bookstore in Cairo, which was opened by three women, one of whom penned this book. As a bookstore owner I found this fascinating. As a reader I found it fascinating. Blunt, honest, funny.” —Jenny Lawson, author of Broken (in the best possible way) The warm and winning story of opening a modern bookstore where there were none, Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller recounts Nadia Wassef’s troubles and triumphs as a founder and manager of Cairo-based Diwan The streets of Cairo make strange music. The echoing calls to prayer; the raging insults hurled between drivers; the steady crescendo of horns honking; the shouts of street vendors; the television sets and radios blaring from every sidewalk. Nadia Wassef knows this song by heart. In 2002, with her sister, Hind, and their friend, Nihal, she founded Diwan, a fiercely independent bookstore. They were three young women with no business degrees, no formal training, and nothing to lose. At the time, nothing like Diwan existed in Egypt. Culture was languishing under government mismanagement, and books were considered a luxury, not a necessity. Ten years later, Diwan had become a rousing success, with ten locations, 150 employees, and a fervent fan base. Frank, fresh, and very funny, Nadia Wassef’s memoir tells the story of this journey. Its eclectic cast of characters features Diwan’s impassioned regulars, like the demanding Dr. Medhat; Samir, the driver with CEO aspirations; meditative and mythical Nihal; silent but deadly Hind; dictatorial and exacting Nadia, a self-proclaimed bitch to work with—and the many people, mostly men, who said Diwan would never work. Shelf Life is a portrait of a country hurtling toward revolution, a feminist rallying cry, and an unapologetic crash course in running a business under the law of entropy. Above all, it is a celebration of the power of words to bring us home.

In Cold Blood

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : Modern Library
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2013-02-19
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780812994384

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), Portraits and Observations, and The Complete Stories Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the “new journalism.” Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. “I thought he was a very nice gentleman,” he says of Herb Clutter. “Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers’ flight, Capote’s account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

Author : M. H. Boroson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2015-11-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781940456454

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The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson Pdf

“The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fun read. Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco make for a fresh take on urban fantasy, a wonderful story that kept me up late to finish.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Author : Holly Jackson
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2020-02-04
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781984896360

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THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES• Everyone is talking about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! With shades of Serial and Making a Murderer this is the story about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger. And don't miss the sequel, Good Girl, Bad Blood! "The perfect nail-biting mystery." --Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Silent Patient

Author : Alex Michaelides
Publisher : Celadon Books
Page : 323 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2019-02-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250301710

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**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." —Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

Born of Burning Embers

Author : G. A. John
Publisher : Silasta Press
Page : 214 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2022-01-21
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780645186833

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"A wonderful Young Adult debut that has Margaret Atwood undertones." - Efthalia, author of the Phi Athanatoi Series The Culling took the life of every single man on earth. The surviving women believed that man had been erased from the face of the earth for a reason, and they lived in continuous fear should the male species even return. Jasira lives in The Border, one of the two remaining cities in the world. At the age of twenty-one, every woman must undergo the Procedure, a modern method of pregnancy. However, only female children can be born through this method. When Jasira gives birth in an isolated cave outside the city, she realises her baby is different. Her baby is the first male child born in over two hundred years. Seven years after the boy’s birth, Jasira moves to the only other city left in the world, Monday, with a long-time friend and oracle, Prianaj. Like every mother, Jasira stops at nothing to protect her child. Along the way, she discovers dangerous secrets about the people closest to her and becomes ever more determined to uncover the truth.

Summary of Born a Crime

Author : Abbey Beathan
Publisher : Abbey Beathan Publishing
Page : 74 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2019-06-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1690406364

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah - Book Summary - Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) A bold mixture of humour and crude anecdotes, Born a Crime is a biography like nothing you have heard before. Believe me when I say this, Trevor Noah is not a boring storyteller. He doesn't follow a traditional way of telling stories of his life like other biographers might. His comedian side burst out of his soul and lands in his writing, delivering a unique touch between crude and funny. Finding even in the most traumatic stories of his childhood, a sense of humor. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited." - Trevor Noah A book highly recommended to be enjoyed in audio due to Trevor's chameleon-like ability to imitate dialects and accents to perfection where he fluently shifts from language to language showing his proficiency but also entertaining us while he tells us a story. Born a Crime is a really personal book where it will be as if you're having a conversation with Trevor Noah and he's pouring his heart out about his troubling childhood. Definitely a book that will leave you content. In Born a Crime you'll feel Trevor Noah's comedian side but you'll also see him as a human being. P.S. Born a Crime is a journey through the turbulent life of Trevor Noah. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

NEW BOOK.

Author : TREVOR. NOAH
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 147367901X

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