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The Accidental Life

The Accidental Life Book
Author : Terry McDonell
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-08-02
ISBN : 1101946725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Amazon Best Book of 2016 A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are). You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities he’s known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funny—playing “acid golf” with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinksmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price. Here, too, is an expert’s practical advice on how to recruit—and keep—high-profile talent; what makes a compelling lede; how to grow online traffic that translates into dollars; and how, in whatever format, on whatever platform, a good editor really works, and what it takes to write well. Taking us from the raucous days of New Journalism to today’s digital landscape, McDonell argues that the need for clear storytelling from trustworthy news sources has never been stronger. Says Jeffrey Eugenides: “Every time I run into Terry, I think how great it would be to have dinner with him. Hear about the writers he's known and edited over the years, what the magazine business was like back then, how it's changed and where it's going, inside info about Edward Abbey, Jim Harrison, Annie Proulx, old New York, and the Swimsuit issue. That dinner is this book.”

The Accidental Life Swap

The Accidental Life Swap Book
Author : Jennifer Joyce
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2019-09-01
ISBN : 0008348650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sometimes one moment can change your life forever...

The Accidental Masterpiece

The Accidental Masterpiece Book
Author : Michael Kimmelman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-07-25
ISBN : 1101666943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times bestseller—a dazzling and inspirational survey of how art can be found and appreciated in everyday life Michael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as a deep and graceful writer across the disciplines of art and music and also as a pianist who understands something about the artist's sensibility from the inside. Readers have come to expect him not only to fill in their knowledge about art but also to inspire them to think about connections between art and the larger world - which is to say, to think more like an artist. Kimmelman's many years of contemplating and writing about art have brought him to this wise, wide-ranging, and long-awaited book. It explores art as life's great passion, revealing what we can learn of life through pictures and sculptures and the people who make them. It assures us that art - points of contact with the exceptional that are linked straight to the heart - can be found almost anywhere and everywhere if only our eyes are opened enough to recognize it. Kimmelman regards art, like all serious human endeavors, as a passage through which a larger view of life may come more clearly into focus. His book is a kind of adventure or journey. It carries the message that many of us may not yet have learned how to recognize the art in our own lives. To do so is something of an art itself. A few of the characters Kimmelman describes, like Bonnard and Chardin, are great artists. But others are explorers and obscure obsessives, paint-by-numbers enthusiasts, amateur shutterbugs, and collectors of strange odds and ends. Yet others, like Charlotte Solomon, a girl whom no one considered much of an artist but who secretly created a masterpiece about the world before her death in Auschwitz, have reserved spots for themselves in history, or not, with a single work that encapsulates a whole life. Kimmelman reminds us of the Wunderkammer, the cabinet of wonders - the rage in seventeenth-century Europe and a metaphor for the art of life. Each drawer of the cabinet promises something curious and exotic, instructive and beautiful, the cabinet being a kind of ideal, self-contained universe that makes order out of the chaos of the world. The Accidental Masterpiece is a kind of literary Wunderkammer, filled with lively surprises and philosophical musings. It will inspire readers to imagine their own personal cabinet of wonders.

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson Book
Author : Paige Toon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-01-30
ISBN : 1471118797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Sunday Times bestselling author Paige Toon comes the first novel in a witty new series, perfect for fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online! Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child… Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes off the rails and her life devolves into a wild mess, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson—legendary rock star and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle—paparazzi, parties, and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job of fatherhood? And, more importantly, is Jessie ready for life in the spotlight? “Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top-notch series YA fans should grab ASAP.” —Maximum Pop!

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life Book
Author : Titia Sutherland
Publisher : Black Swan
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780552997539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On a stark and cold January day, Philip Stavely, successful actor, screenwriter and family man, is killed during a shooting party, leaving behind his wife, Ellie, and three children aged between nine and twenty-one. Although the inquest brings in a verdict of accidental death, Ellie is convinced it was suicide and feels driven to discover the cause. Their once happy marriage had deteriorated in recent years for reasons she was unable to fathom and, although she had begun in recent years to suspect an affair, only their eldest daughter, Cassandra, had stumbled on the truth. Still living in the lovely old country house where they had made their home, Ellie struggles to come to terms with the tragedy and, almost imperceptibly, finds herself becoming involved with her husband's elder brother, a gentle man who for years had secretly loved her. As she and the children try to rebuild their lives in their own varying ways, so individual traumas came to a head, and it is not until Ellie learns the truth about Philip that she is able to lay the ghosts of the past to rest, and decide on a new and happier future.

No Lifeguard on Duty

No Lifeguard on Duty Book
Author : Janice Dickinson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061750840
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Sylvester Stallone; from a dizzying drug and alcohol habit to three failed marriages; from cavorting around the globe to struggling to make it in Los Angeles as a working mom on America’s Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Janice tells all.

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar Book
Author : Aimee Alexander
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-01-23
ISBN : 9781505612356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lucy Arigho is not the sort of woman to be swept off her feet. She is sober, career-minded and numb since the death of her fiance. So it's completely out of character for her to race a man in traffic - and even more unusual when they meet again and she is irritated, intrigued and finally enraptured by the driver, writer Greg Millar. Within eight weeks, she is seriously considering his pleas to marry him and wondering if she can take on his two motherless children. But before she can make a decision about becoming part of Greg's world, events plunge her right into it. Her careful existence is shattered as she has to figure out how to handle two vulnerable children and face the fact that she doesn't really know the man whose life has so overwhelmed hers. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Aimee Alexander is the pen name of bestselling author, Denise Deegan. This title was first published by Penguin Ireland as LOVE COMES TUMBLING. PRAISE FOR AIMEE ALEXANDER 'Has the sparky dialogue, fresh story lines and believable characters her fans have come to expect.' -- Irish Times 'A captivating and moving story.' -- Irish Independent 'Will challenge and entertain in equal measure.' -- Sunday Independent 'A fantastic read.' -- RTE Guide

The Accidental Soberista

The Accidental Soberista Book
Author : Kate Gunn
Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release : 2021-04-02
ISBN : 0717190595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kate Gunn was a social drinker, usually having a few drinks about three nights a week. But she had an inkling that alcohol was holding her back from getting on top of her life, and the hangovers were getting worse. So when Kate's partner had to take a break from alcohol for a month, she decided to dip her toe in the water in solidarity with him and try being a non-drinker too. Not long into her transformational journey, Kate discovered that breaking free from alcohol improved every single aspect of her life: from relationships to health to work to happiness. In The Accidental Soberista, Kate chronicles the challenges and obstacles on the path to giving herself the greatest gift she has ever received - freedom from alcohol. Whether you’re sober-curious or want to remove the final obstacle in the way of your own health and life goals, this could be just the journey for you too.

The Accidental Tour Guide

The Accidental Tour Guide Book
Author : Mary Moody
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-09-23
ISBN : 192579136X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Year of Magical Thinking meets Salvation Creek in a powerful memoir of love, loss and discovery – the third act in an extraordinary life. Mary Moody’s bestselling memoirs about her adventures in France, Au Revoir and Last Tango in Toulouse, inspired thousands of women. The Accidental Tour Guide completes the circle by sharing another major turning point in her life. When Mary loses her beloved husband, her world is turned upside down. Part of her journey to reignite her passion for living is to boldly go where she has never been before – in her travels and in her everyday life. A powerful, moving and inspiring true story about how to rebuild your life without the people who matter most.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life Book
Author : Charles Platt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-02-29
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Autobiography of Charles Platt.

The Accidental Millionaire

The Accidental Millionaire Book
Author : Gary Fong
Publisher : BenBella Books
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1933771917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The memoir of Gary Fong,the would-be slacker who revolutionised wedding photography, inventor of popular photography aids, entrepreneur, contrarian, bon vivant and man who really, really didn't want to become a doctor. A first generation Chinese-American, Fong dealt in his own quirky and funny way with the burdens of poverty, crime and his parents' aspirations. At turns hilarious, insightful and instructive, this book turns the traditional self-help principles upside down, disdaining the goal-oriented approaches of conventional self-help philosophies.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life Book
Author : Chelsea Cannon,Sandrine Talbot Lagloire
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-08-18
ISBN : 9781777215606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the 1970s, William Hill asks seventeen-year-old Margaret Wilcox from Saratoga Springs to marry him. With no alternatives in sight, Margaret says yes to a life modeled on the pattern created by the women before her. Fifteen years later, the opportunity to dabble in her repressed aspirations leads her to take on a secret identity. Margaret soon finds herself at the beginning of a double life from which she can no longer escape, while someone else is receiving the clues she would need to do so. As the betrayals pile up and the secrets unravel, Margaret finds herself now a middle-aged woman with a choice to make: come clean and own her life, or stay hidden behind a wall of social expectations. An Accidental Life is an enticing novel that explores love, approval, how well we know ourselves and others. It raises thought-provoking questions around identity, truth, and commitment in a highly readable and relatable way. An Accidental Life is both unapologetic and oh so human.

The Laws of Insurance Fire Life Accident and Guarantee

The Laws of Insurance  Fire  Life  Accident  and Guarantee Book
Author : James Biggs Porter,William Feilden Craies
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download The Laws of Insurance Fire Life Accident and Guarantee book written by James Biggs Porter,William Feilden Craies, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Accidental Executive

The Accidental Executive Book
Author : Albert M. Erisman
Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN : 1619707195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For people in the workplace, there is a great deal to learn from Joseph in the book of Genesis. He spent time both at the top and at the bottom—as a leader and as a slave in Egypt. In this new book about faith and work, author Albert M. Erisman shares lessons learned from the frontlines of business, government, and education, and how they connect to Joseph’s life. Through the author’s own work experiences and interviews with business leaders across the world, you’ll learn that Joseph dealt with issues that are still common in the business world today. Studying his life can offer guidance and encouragement in any workplace.

The Accidental Entrepreneur

The Accidental Entrepreneur Book
Author : Gerry Murphy
Publisher : Orpen Press
Release : 2017-08-30
ISBN : 1909895601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The last thing Gerry Murphy planned to do was start his own business. However, a social plan to regenerate his hometown of Churchtown in North Cork led to a brief encounter at a fuel forecourt which eventually led to the establishment of a company that was turning over €100 million within three years. In Part I of The Accidental Entrepreneur Gerry Murphy tells the fascinating story of how he became a social entrepreneur and the difficulties he encountered (and overcame) along the way, and how this led to the development of GreatGas Petroleum. It’s a gripping behind-the-scenes look at how a business is born. Part II provides a step-by-step guide of how to launch and build your own successful business even if you have neither capital nor commercial experience. It includes dozens of case histories, international examples, invaluable checklists and lots and lots of inspirational advice. Concise, practical and honest, The Accidental Entrepreneur is an essential read, whether you are an established entrepreneur, starting out with your first business or just dreaming of creating your own company. Everyone can become an entrepreneur. Read this and be inspired.

Reports of All the Published Life and Accident Insurance Cases Cases determined in the American courts prior to January 1871

Reports of All the Published Life and Accident Insurance Cases  Cases determined in the American courts prior to January  1871 Book
Author : Melville Madison Bigelow
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1871
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Reports of All the Published Life and Accident Insurance Cases Cases determined in the American courts prior to January 1871 book written by Melville Madison Bigelow, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

In Defense of the Accidental

In Defense of the Accidental Book
Author : Odo Marquand
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0195072529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodice�; the third confronts the idea of "meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of world history; the fifth addresses world alienation; the sixth deals with the human sciences; and the seventh is a mediation on chance and luck as essential aspects of the human condition.

The Accidental Wife

The Accidental Wife Book
Author : Rowan Coleman
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-08-28
ISBN : 1473527376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella, this is a funny, warm-hearted novel from the author of The Memory Book, which was featured in the Richard & Judy book club 2014 'I immediately read The Memory Book and it's WONDERFUL ... I'm so happy because she's written other books and its so lovely to find a writer you love who has a backlist' Marian Keyes Alison James thinks she might be living the wrong life. She loves her husband Marc and their three children but somehow, in the process of building a perfect life for her family, she seems to have lost herself. And sometimes she worries that she's being punished for how it all started - for the day she ran away with her best friend's boyfriend. Catherine Ashley knows she's living the wrong life. She adores her two daughters, but she'd always thought that at thirty-one she'd be more than a near-divorcee with a dead-end job. In those dark middle-of-the-night moments that come all too often these days, her mind still flicks back to the love of her life: Marc James.And she still wonders whether Alison stole her life as well as her boyfriend. Alison and Catherine have been living separate lives, a hundred miles apart, for fifteen years - since Alison and Marc ran away together. But now Alison's moving back to Farmington, the town in which they both grew up. And they're about to find out just how different both their lives could still be ...

The Accidental Collector

The Accidental Collector Book
Author : Guy Kennaway
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-03-11
ISBN : 1912914239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Set in the world of contemporary art, Guy Kennaway's new novel delivers his trademark absurdities and laugh out loud moments. As the globe's most successful super-dealer, Herman Gertsch spent his charmed life jetting between his galleries in Zurich, London and New York, fawned over by artists, curators, politicians and the uber-rich. As Herman's empire grew, nothing seemed to get in his way, until he made the calamitous decision to open a gallery in a rural English backwater. Here, Herman encountered John 'Brother' Burn, a penniless hippy known as the slipperiest man in south Somerset, and therefore the western hemisphere. In the riotous comedy of errors that follows, Kennaway pours mistaken identity, Amazonian tribesmen, Swiss food, DMT, Arab Royalty, million dollar paintings and worthless tat onto a spin painting of a story that dazzles with surprises and leaves you feeling reassuringly warm about art and life.