Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

By Jerry Schilling, Chuck Crisafulli

On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered right into a Memphis contact soccer video game, simply to find that his workforce used to be quarterbacked through a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the neighborhood youngster whose first list, "That’s All Right," had simply debuted on Memphis radio. the 2 grew to become speedy acquaintances, whilst Elvis became the world’s greatest big name. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to paintings for him as a part of his "Memphis Mafia," and Jerry quickly stumbled on himself residing with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his personal room at Graceland. Over the subsequent 13 years Jerry could paintings for Elvis in numerous capacities — from bodyguard to picture double to co-executive manufacturer on a karate movie. yet greater than anything he was once Elvis’s shut good friend and confidant: Elvis relied on Jerry with holding his lifestyles while he obtained loss of life threats, he requested Jerry to force him and Priscilla to the medical institution the day Lisa Marie was once born and to accompany him throughout the recognized "lost weekend" whilst he traveled to fulfill President Nixon on the White residence. Me and a man Named Elvis appears at Presley from a friend’s standpoint, providing readers the fellow instead of the icon — together with insights into the inventive frustrations that bring about Elvis’s abuse of prescription drugs and his tragic loss of life. Jerry bargains never-before-told tales approximately lifestyles inside of Elvis’s internal circle and an emotional recounting of the nice instances, challenging occasions, and certain instances he and Elvis shared. those shiny thoughts should be precious to Elvis’s hundreds of thousands of fanatics, and the compelling tale will fascinate a fair wider viewers.

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The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 3: 1939-1944

By Anaïs Nin

Nin's years of fight and ultimate triumph as an writer in the USA. "Transcending mere self-revelation... the diary examines human character with a intensity and knowing seldom passed in view that Proust...dream and truth are balanced and...in their becoming a member of lie the weather of masterpiece" (Washington Post). Edited and with a Preface by way of Gunther Stuhlmann; Index.

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It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

By Tony Koltz, Colin Powell

It labored for Me is full of shiny reviews and classes realized that experience formed the mythical public provider profession of the four-star normal and previous Secretary of kingdom Colin Powell. At its middle are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he collected through the years and that now shape the root of his management shows given through the global. Powell's brief yet candy rules—among them, "Get mad, then recover from it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by means of revealing own tales that introduce and extend upon his ideas for potent management: conviction, exertions, and, exceptionally, admire for others. In paintings and in existence, Powell writes, "it's approximately how we contact and are touched by means of the folk we meet. It's all in regards to the people."

A usual storyteller, Powell bargains hot and fascinating parables with clever recommendation on succeeding within the place of work and past. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing tasks to 2 junior nation division table officials. "Do your best—someone is watching," he advises these simply beginning out, recalling his personal teenage summer season task mopping flooring in a soda-bottling factory.

Powell combines the insights he has won serving within the best ranks of the army and in 4 presidential administrations with the teachings he's realized from his immigrant-family upbringing within the Bronx, his education within the ROTC, and his development as a military officer. the result's a strong portrait of a pace-setter who's reflective, self-effacing, and thankful for the contributions of every body he works with.

Colin Powell's It labored for Me is sure to encourage, flow, and shock readers. considerate and revealing, it's a amazing and unique blueprint for leadership.

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The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty

By Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson

Meet the Robertsons during this own behind-the-scenes examine the celebs of the exploding A&E® exhibit Duck Dynasty®.

Faith. kinfolk. Ducks—in that order.

This publication offers readers an up-close and private, behind-the-scenes examine the family members within the exploding A&E® show—Duck Dynasty®. This Louisiana bayou kin operates Duck Commander, a booming relatives enterprise that has made them thousands. You’ll listen all concerning the Robertson extended family from Willie and what it used to be like growing to be up within the Robertson loved ones. You’ll pattern a few of Willie’s favourite relatives recipes from Phil, Kay, or even a few of his personal concoctions; and you’ll get to grasp the gorgeous Robertson ladies. You’ll listen from Korie concerning the joys and hardships of elevating a relations, operating a company, and wrangling the Robertson males whereas staying trendy and lovely inside and outside. become aware of extra in regards to the relatives dynamics among brothers Willie, Jase, Jep, and oldsters Phil and Kay. You’ll even meet a fourth brother who isn’t within the show.

the recognition of Duck Dynasty is skyrocketing, garnering a Wednesday-night best end in all of cable.

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A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

By Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction ebook, the deeply relocating tale of his lifestyles together with his solid puppy Trixie

Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish facet of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful aspect comes out whilst he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.

Trixie had a different position in Dean's middle. And now, during this, his first non-fiction booklet, Dean opens his middle to his readers to provide us stories of Trixie, of the fantastic puppy who replaced him and adjusted his lifestyles.

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My Point...And I Do Have One

By Ellen Degeneres

During this no 1 ny occasions bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres stocks her hilarious tackle every thing from our so much baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so frightened of the boogeyman–to type tendencies, famous person, and her mystery recipe for Ellen’s actual Frenchy French Toast. so much of all, this witty, attractive booklet bargains insights into the brain of 1 of America’s such a lot loved comics.…

Dear Reader,
I was once exceptionally excited while i used to be requested to put in writing a publication. i used to be besides the fact that, apprehensive. i used to be afraid I didn’t have whatever vital to assert. but if i started writing, i noticed that even if I don’t recognize much approximately anybody factor, i do know a bit a few complete bunch of items: baking a pie; dancing; curing the typical chilly; working the Iditarod–it’s all within the e-book. and that i discovered I detect issues that perhaps a few humans don’t realize (or they don’t become aware of that they don’t notice). That’s all within the e-book, too.

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The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

By Kevin Malarkey

In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an awful vehicle twist of fate. The impression from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically talking, it was once not going that he may live on. “I imagine Alex has long gone to be with Jesus,” a chum advised the dad.

But months later, Alex aroused from sleep from a coma with a huge tale to percentage. Of occasions on the twist of fate scene and within the health facility whereas he used to be subconscious. Of the angels that took him in the course of the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly song that sounded simply bad to a six-year-old. And, such a lot notable of all . . . Of assembly and speaking to Jesus.

The Boy Who got here again from Heaven is the genuine tale of a regular boy’s such a lot remarkable trip. As you notice heaven and earth via Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, lifestyles past this global, and the ability of a father’s love.

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By Ishmael Beah

This is how wars are fought now: by way of young children, hopped-up on medicines and wielding AK-47s. kids became infantrymen of selection. within the greater than fifty conflicts occurring around the world, it really is envisioned that there are a few 300,000 baby infantrymen. Ishmael Beah was one in all them.
What is struggle like during the eyes of a kid soldier? How does one develop into a killer? How does one cease? baby squaddies were profiled via newshounds, and novelists have struggled to visualize their lives. yet earlier, there has now not been a first-person account from a person who got here via this hell and survived.

In A good distance Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years previous, tells a riveting tale: how on the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by way of violence. via 13, he'd been picked up through the govt. military, and Beah, at middle a steady boy, came across that he was once in a position to actually poor acts.

 
This is a unprecedented and spell binding account, advised with genuine literary strength and heartbreaking honesty.

"My new associates have started to suspect i have not informed them the whole tale of my life.
'Why did you permit Sierra Leone?'
'Because there's a war.'
'You suggest, you observed humans operating round with weapons and taking pictures every one other?'
'Yes, all of the time.'
'Cool.'
I smile a little.
'You may still let us know approximately it sometime.'
'Yes, sometime.'"

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Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

By Jessica Fechtor

A nationwide bestseller and winner of a 2015 residing Now e-book Award, Stir is a ravishing memoir approximately how nutrition connects us to ourselves, our lives, and every other.
 
At 28, Jessica Fechtor was once fortunately immersed in graduate university and her younger marriage, and wondering beginning a kinfolk. Then at some point, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her mind. She approximately died. She misplaced her feel of odor, the sight in her left eye, and used to be compelled to the sidelines of the lifestyles she loved.

Jessica’s trip to restoration started within the kitchen once she used to be in a position to stand on the stovetop and stir. There, she drew power from the restorative strength of cooking and baking. Written with intelligence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heartfelt exam of what it ability to nourish and be nourished. 

Woven during the narrative are 27 recipes for dishes that convenience and delight. For readers of M.F.K.Fisher, Molly Wizenberg, and Tamar Adler, in addition to Oliver Sacks, Jill Bolte Taylor, and Susannah Cahalan, Stir is absolute to encourage, and ship you directly to the kitchen.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Cat From Hue: A Vietnam War Story

By John Laurence

John Laurence coated the Vietnam struggle for CBS information from 1965 to 1970 and used to be judged via his colleagues to be the easiest tv reporter of the conflict. His documentary a couple of squad of U.S. troops, "The international of Charlie Company," bought each significant award for broadcast journalism. regardless of the pro acclaim, in spite of the fact that, the nerve-racking tales Laurence coated turned a private burden that he carried lengthy after the struggle was once over.

In this evocative, unflinching memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable tale of Méo, the Vietnamese cat, Laurence recollects coming of age through the struggle years as a journalist and as a guy. alongside the best way, he clarifies the murky historical past of the struggle and the position that reporters performed in changing its course.

The Cat from Hué has earned passionate acclaim from a number of the most famed newshounds and writers concerning the warfare, in addition to from army officials and battle veterans, ebook reviewers, and readers. Now on hand in alternate paperback with a brand new epilogue, this publication will stand with Michael Herr's Dispatches, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War[i], and Neil Sheehan's [i]A shiny, Shining Lie as the most effective books ever written approximately Vietnam-and approximately warfare quite often.

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