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The bedwetter : stories of courage, redemption, and pee

The bedwetter : stories of courage, redemption, and pee

Silverman, Sarah
2011

Comedian Silverman's memoir that mixes showbiz moments with the more serious subject of her teenage bout with depression as well as stories of her childhood and adolescence.

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Betty : the Helen Betty Osborne story

Betty : the Helen Betty Osborne story

Robertson, David, 1977- author
2015


The call

The call

Ó Guilin, Peadar, author
2016

The Hunger Games meets horror in this unforgettable thriller where only one thing is certain... you will be Called.

Thousands of years ago, humans banished the Sidhe fairy race to another dimension. The beautiful, terrible Sidhe have stewed in a land of horrors ever since, plotting their revenge... and now their day has come.

Fourteen year-old Nessa lives in a world where every teen will be "Called." It could come in the middle of the day, it could come deep in the night. But one instant she will be here, and the next she will wake up naked and alone in the Sidhe land. She will be spotted, hunted down, and brutally murdered. And she will be sent back in pieces by the Sidhe to the human world... unless she joins the rare few who survive for 24 hours and escape unscathed.

Nessa trains with her friends at an academy designed to maximize her chances at survival. But as the days tick by and her classmates go one by one, the threat of her Call lurks ever closer... and with it the threat of an even more insidious danger closer to home.

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Finding Winnie : the true story of the world's most famous bear

Finding Winnie : the true story of the world's most famous bear

Mattick, Lindsay, author
2015

The remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

During World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.

Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter Lindsay Mattick recounts their incredible journey, from a northern Canadian town to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England . . . and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made a new friend: a boy named Christopher Robin.

Gentle yet haunting illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall bring the wartime era to life, and are complemented by photographs and ephemera from the Colebourn family archives.

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For such a time

For such a time

Larson, Elyse.
2000

When her cousin is arrested by the Nazis for aiding the French Resistance, Jean Thornton decides to rescue her beloved relative, no matter the cost. Original.

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Last night at the Viper room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind

Last night at the Viper room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind

Edwards, Gavin, 1968-, author
2013

In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix--a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty who died of a drug overdose in front of West Hollywood's storied club, the Viper Room, at the age of 23.

Last Night at the Viper Room explores the young star's life, including his childhood in Venezuela growing up under the aegis of the cultish Children of God. Putting him at the center of a new generation of leading men emerging in the early 1990s-- including Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage, and Leonardo DiCaprio--Gavin Edwards traces the Academy Award nominee's meteoric rise, couches him in an examination of the 1990s, and illuminates his lasting legacy on Hollywood and popular culture itself.

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My grandfather would have shot me : a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past

My grandfather would have shot me : a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past

Teege, Jennifer, 1970- author
2015

The internationally bestselling memoir hailed as "unforgettable" ( Publishers Weekly ) and "a stunning memoir of cultural trauma and personal identity" ( Booklist ).

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List --a man known and reviled the world over.

Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege's grandfather was the Nazi "butcher of Plaszów," executed for crimes against humanity in 1946. The more Teege reads about Amon Goeth, the more certain she becomes: If her grandfather had met her--a black woman--he would have killed her.

Teege's discovery sends her, at age 38, into a severe depression--and on a quest to unearth and fully comprehend her family's haunted history. Her research takes her to Krakow--to the sites of the Jewish ghetto her grandfather "cleared" in 1943 and the Plaszów concentration camp he then commanded--and back to Israel, where she herself once attended college, learned fluent Hebrew, and formed lasting friendships. Teege struggles to reconnect with her estranged mother Monika, and to accept that her beloved grandmother once lived in luxury as Amon Goeth's mistress at Plaszów.

Teege's story is cowritten by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, who also contributes a second, interwoven narrative that draws on original interviews with Teege's family and friends and adds historical context. Ultimately, Teege's resolute search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation.

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My horizontal life a collection of one-night stands

My horizontal life a collection of one-night stands

Handler, Chelsea
2009

Handler chronicles what can happen to one very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night of passion-- repeated over and over with lots and lots of men.

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Paint pouring : mastering fluid art

Paint pouring : mastering fluid art

Cheadle, Rick.
2019

Paint Pouring is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates through various techniques such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping, and more to create dazzling and masterful effects.

This book provides everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. Learn to:

Set up your paint pouring studio on a budget Complete your supply list Discover a variety of techniques Properly handle and care for your art Establish appropriate mixing ratios Achieve correct paint density And many other lessons crucial to the craft

This new art form is fun for all ages. Become a fluid art master today.

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Peanut butter comfort : recipes for breakfasts, brownies, cakes, cookies, candies and frozen treats featuring America's favorite sandwich spread

Peanut butter comfort : recipes for breakfasts, brownies, cakes, cookies, candies and frozen treats featuring America's favorite sandwich spread

Sunshine, Averie
2013

Full of decadent cakes, cookies, and candies, Peanut Butter Comfort is a delicious departure from your mother's PB&J. Here are recipes that showcase the rich, unmistakable flavor of peanut butter that we all love, as well as treats that highlight its subtlety and undeniable baking value. Averie Sunshine is a peanut butter aficionado; her easy-to-make recipes are imbued with her passion and creativity. Her vibrant, mouthwatering photographs bring each dish to life and will entice the casual snack-seeker and professional foodie alike. Recipes include:

Peanut butter-filled chocolate brownie cookies
Coconut carrot cake and cream cheese cookies
Vegan peanut butter chocolate mousse
Chocolate peanut butter and jelly milkshakes
Savory peanut butter hummus
Peanut butter and chocolate snack mix
Spicy peanut butter and jelly sweet potato fries
And more!

Peanut Butter Comfort displays an astounding assortment of sweet, rich, decadent, soothing, and comforting treats. Any lover of peanut butter or quality comfort food will easily go nuts for this book!

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Seriously--I'm kidding

Seriously--I'm kidding

DeGeneres, Ellen
2011

The much-loved and hilarious entertainer riffs on many of her favourite topics, from hosting a talk show to what makes her happy.

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The tattooist of Auschwitz

The tattooist of Auschwitz

Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), author
2018

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he had been caught he would have been killed; many owed him their survival.There have been many books about the Holocaust - and there will be many more. What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov's incredible zest for life. He understood exactly what was in store for him and his fellow prisoners and he was determined to survive - not just to survive, but to leave the camp with his dignity and integrity intact, to live his life to the full. Terrible though this story is, it is also a story of hope and of courage. It is also - almost unbelievably - a love story. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight and he determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure that Gita did, too. His story - their story - will make you weep, but you will also find it uplifting. It shows the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.Like many survivors, Lale and Gita told few people their story after the war. They eventually made their way to Australia, where they raised a son and had a successful life. But when Gita died, Lale felt he could no longer carry the burden of their past alone. He chose to tell his story.

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Titanic survivor : the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters

Titanic survivor : the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters

Jessop, Violet, 1887-1971
1997

After a childhood in Argentina and formative years in England, Violet Jessop spent her entire career at sea. She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the Titanic and she wrote an absolutely unique eyewitness account on the most written-about disaster of our time. Four years later, Violet was a nurse aboard the hospital ship Britannic when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. But Titanic Survivor is much more. Violet Jessop's life story gives us a unique vantage point, whether in pantry, on deck or in a lifeboat. Jessop had a knack for spinning fascinating tales of fellow stewards, wartime alarums, impossible passengers, philandering shipmates, exotic ports and tragic deaths.A unique autobiography for those who want to know how it really felt, a story that could be told only by a Titanic Survivor.

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