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The Friday Afternoon Club

Author : Griffin Dunne
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 367 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2024-06-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780593652831

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“What a remarkable and moving story filled with twists and turns, the most famous of faces, and a complex family revealed with loving candor. I was blown away by Griffin Dunne’s life and his ability to capture so much of it in these beautifully written pages.” —Anderson Cooper "Joyful, tragic, and resilient with a masterful, roving tone...Griffin takes his rightful place in a family and tradition of real writers.” —David Duchovny Griffin Dunne’s memoir of growing up among larger-than-life characters in Hollywood and Manhattan finds wicked humor and glimmers of light in even the most painful of circumstances At eight, Sean Connery saved him from drowning. At thirteen, desperate to hook up with Janis Joplin, he attended his aunt Joan Didion and uncle John Gregory Dunne’s legendary LA launch party for Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. At sixteen, he got kicked out of boarding school, ending his institutional education for good. In his early twenties, he shared an apartment in Manhattan’s Hotel Des Artistes with his best friend and soulmate Carrie Fisher while she was filming some sci-fi movie called Star Wars and he was a struggling actor working as a popcorn concessionaire at Radio City Music Hall. A few years later, he produced and starred in the now-iconic film After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese. In the midst of it all, Griffin’s twenty-two-year-old sister, Dominique, a rising star in Hollywood, was brutally strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend, leading to one of the most infamous public trials of the 1980s. The outcome was a travesty of justice that marked the beginning of their father Dominick Dunne’s career as a crime reporter for Vanity Fair and a victims' rights activist. And yet, for all its boldface cast of characters and jaw-dropping scenes, The Friday Afternoon Club is no mere celebrity memoir. It is, down to its bones, a family story that embraces the poignant absurdities and best and worst efforts of its loveable, infuriating, funny, and moving characters—its author most of all.

Crime and Clutter

Author : Cyndy Salzmann
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2007-04-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781416560029

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A storage unit, a 1963 Volkswagen minibus, and tattered letters...reveal shattering secrets from the '60s. It's been a year since Mary Alice lost her father -- the father she never really knew. Now she's stuck cleaning out his rubbish from a storage unit. Just when she'd rather it all go away from her well-ordered life, her long-held secret is discovered by the feisty Marina, one of the six members of the Friday Afternoon Club. When these friends make it their mission to help Mary Alice tackle her stash, they arrive at the storage unit, prepared to clean. But what they discover takes them on a riotous ride through the crime and clutter of the sixties, the angst and betrayal of those caught in The Revolution, and the forgiveness that can only come through acceptance of a different kind of Cause. Includes fun, easy, and tantalizing recipes!


Author : Larry Latimer
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : History
ISBN : 0738571644

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Downey by Larry Latimer Pdf

Pioneers traveling in the former Shoshonean lands that became the city of Downey in eastern Los Angeles County were drawn to the water sources of the San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo. In 1837, historian Hugo Reid described a village called Carpenters Farm along the banks of the Rio Hondo. Don Carpenter's Rancho Santa Gertrudes occupied a portion of the original 300,000-acre Nieto land grant of prime ranch and farmlands, a fertile "garden spot." In 1859, a year before becoming California's youngest governor at age 32, John Gately Downey and druggist James McFarland effectively closed the era of missions and ranchos by buying 17,600 acres of Rancho Santa Gertrudes at a sheriff's auction for $60,000. Downey offered land at $10 an acre with a low interest rate, claiming it "the best land for homesteads and vineyards in this section of the state." The community of Downey began shaping up in 1873 as the Southern Pacific Railroad connected the early settlements of Gallatin and College.

Connecticut at the World's Fair

Author : Connecticut. Board of World's Fair Managers,Connecticut. Board of Lady Managers, World's Columbian Exposition
Publisher : Hartford, Conn. : Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company
Page : 472 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 1898
Category : Connecticut
ISBN : UOM:39015014693371

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Early Costa Mesa

Author : Costa Mesa Historical Society
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : History
ISBN : 0738569763

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Three emerging communities from the partitioned Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana formed the improbable start for a city that would eventually proclaim itself the "City of the Arts." These farming communities--Fairview, Paularino, and Harper--attracted families and businesspeople. Community leaders then took pragmatic steps to meet local needs such as schools, churches, and a water supply. Harper's first land developer appealed to folks of modest means by advertising, "You! Five Acres." By 1920, Harper needed a broader identity and a local businessman proposed a naming contest, offering a $25 prize. "Costa Mesa," recognizing the area's heritage and geography, reaped the reward. Eight years later, voters handily defeated the City of Santa Ana's annexation attempt by a margin of five to one. The Great Depression, the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, and the 1938 Santa Ana River flood then besieged the fledgling community. Undaunted, Costa Mesa continued to grow. By 1939, the stage had been set for the postwar miracle that would become the modern city of Costa Mesa.

Bulletin of the Department of Labor

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1448 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1899
Category : Labor
ISBN : UCLA:31158002826971

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Men of Cotta

Author : Kim Rose
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2012-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781475919271

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When Marvin decides that his beloved, aging Auntie Stephanie appears to be losing her marbles, he checks her into the Peaceful Pastures Assisted Living Complex in a small, tired Iowa town, circa 2035, and considers the chapter closed. But he soon learns that a nonagenarian named Rotzinger, the last surviving Cotta man and a former football hero at a defunct local college, is also braving his golden years in that facility. Cotta House was a bastion of male values and 1960s political incorrectness, and Rotzinger still is. So an oddball triangle is formed as Rotz reverently recalls his glory days to Marv and Steph, subsequently elevating them to a higher, albeit crackpot, plane of consciousness through the furball power of his world view, while the trio careens to the most improbable of climaxes. Men of Cotta is a book which will on occasion compel the reader to decide whether to take several moments to sit back and revel in the sheer absurdity of it all, or turn the page in search of the next outrage.

Silent but Deadly

Author : Kirsten Bell
Publisher : Caw Press
Page : 193 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2022-10-31
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781399936330

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'A fabulous read' - Gillian Tett, author of Anthro-Vision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business and Life 'Learned but witty' - Nigel Barley, author of The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut An entertaining anthropological tour through the big answers to life’s little questions. Why do farts evoke laughter and disgust? Is the aversion to the left hand universal? Are dogs really humankind’s best friend? Why do we tip wait staff but not teachers? In Silent but Deadly: The Underlying Cultural Patterns of Everyday Behaviour, Kirsten Bell, an anthropologist who has lived in five countries on four continents—and learned about cultural gaffes by constantly committing them—places our everyday behaviours under the microscope. Boldly going where no anthropologist has gone before, no topic is too small or insignificant for Bell’s attention, whether it’s washing machines in kitchens, buying rounds at the pub, toilet paper, or searing. The kind of book Jared Diamond might write if he was more concerned with the meanings of bodily emissions than the collapse of civilizations, Silent but Deadly deciphers the cultural patterns that underlie our everyday quirks, foibles, and habits.

Dying to Decorate

Author : Cyndy Salzmann
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2010-06-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781451605464

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Just as The Babysitter’s Club series successfully captured a generation of young girls, Cyndy Salzmann’s Friday Afternoon Club series lays claim to moms who cherish long-standing friendship…and a bit of mystery. While juggling the responsibilities of carpool, laundry, and ballet lessons, this group of close friends find time to act as sleuths, unraveling mysteries, and gaining spiritual truths along the way. Readers will readily identify with these richly drawn characters caught in the chaos of raising a family, maintaining friendships, and sorting out the items of intrigue that draws them in.

A Prairie Faith

Author : John J. Fry
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Page : 287 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2024-02-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781467468220

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A Prairie Faith by John J. Fry Pdf

What role did Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Christian faith play in her life and writing? The beloved Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder have sold over 60 million copies since their publication in the first half of the twentieth century. Even her unpolished memoir, Pioneer Girl, which tells the true story behind the children’s books, was widely embraced upon its release in 2014. Despite Wilder’s enduring popularity, few fans know much about her Christian beliefs and practice. John J. Fry shines a light on Wilder’s quiet faith in this unique biography. Fry surveys the Little House books, Pioneer Girl, and Wilder’s lesser-known writings, including her letters, poems, and newspaper columns. Analyzing this wealth of sources, he reveals how Wilder’s down-to-earth faith and Christian morality influenced her life and work. Interweaving these investigations with Wilder’s perennially interesting life story, A Prairie Faith illustrates the Christian practices of pioneers and rural farmers during this dynamic period of American history.

The Alumnae News

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 1897
Category : Electronic
ISBN : NYPL:33433075990238

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Author : Patricia Barefoot
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2000-11-08
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781439610855

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Brunswick by Patricia Barefoot Pdf

Located on the coast of southeast Georgia and the sinuous sweep of poet Sidney Lanier's famed “Marshes of Glynn,” Brunswick, Georgia boasts a history rich beyond measure. Dating from its layout in 1771 on the “Oglethorpe Plan” by surveyor George McIntosh, the new town emphasized an Anglo-Germanic heritage, and featured a grid repeat pattern of regularly spaced squares and town lots. In the 1830s, a flurry of entrepreneurial activity included the plan of “New Town,” which extended from the boundaries of Old Town. A few of Brunswick's most spectacular architectural treasures stand today within the boundaries of New Town near the Courthouse Mall. Built upon a peninsula, the seaside setting and Georgia's abundant natural resources have proven inspiring and lucrative assets for the port city and its people. Although buffeted by wars and epidemics, panics and depressions, a diverse population has endured and demonstrated extraordinary resilience. While in 1902 Brunswick stood first in lumber and second in naval stores production compared with other south Atlantic ports, today auto import and export, agri-commodities, and forest products provide focus for port activity. Soon the citizens of Brunswick-Glynn County will welcome a 185-foot vertical clearance, cable-stayed golden “bridge to the future.” At the millennium's dawn, a renewed emphasis on restoring old buildings and homes, economic vitality, an award-winning Main Street program, and revitalization downtown promise a bright future.

Biennial of the General Federation of Women's Clubs

Author : General Federation of Women's Clubs
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 640 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1896
Category : Women
ISBN : WISC:89073054538

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Agent of Change

Author : Huda Mukbil
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 243 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2023-05-01
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780228016571

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In Agent of Change Huda Mukbil takes us behind the curtain of a leading spy agency during a fraught time, recounting her experiences as an intelligence officer for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Mukbil was the first Black Arab-Canadian Muslim woman to join CSIS and was at the forefront of the fight against terrorism after 9/11. Mukbil’s mastery of four languages quickly made her a counterterrorism expert and a uniquely valuable asset to the organization. But as she worked with colleagues to confront new international threats, she also struggled for acceptance and recognition at the agency. Following the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the rise of homegrown extremism, Mukbil was framed as an inside threat. Determined to prove her loyalty, while equally concerned about the surveillance and profiling of Muslims and revelations of Western agencies’ torture and torture by proxy, Mukbil started to question CSIS’s fluctuating ethical stance in relation to its mandate. Her stellar work on a secondment to MI5, the British Security Service, earned commendation; this shielded her, but only temporarily, from the hostile workplace culture at CSIS. Ultimately, Mukbil and a group of colleagues went public about the pervasive institutional discrimination undermining CSIS and national security from within. Mukbil’s expertise in international security and her commitment to workplace transparency drove important changes at CSIS. Dazzlingly written, her account is an eye-opener for anyone wanting to understand how racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia undermine not only individuals, but institutions and the national interest – and how addressing this openly can tackle populism and misinformation.