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The Accidental Life

The Accidental Life
  • Author : Terry McDonell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-11
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781101970515
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Jennifer Joyce
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780008348656
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Summary : Sometimes one moment can change your life forever...

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
  • Author : Pamela Binnings Ewen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :357
  • ISBN : 9780805464320
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Summary : A New Orleans senior district attorney and his lawyer wife are caught up in a faith-testing courtroom battle involving the rights of infants born alive during abortions.

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
  • Author : Paige Toon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-30
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781471118791
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Summary : 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!

The Accidental Masterpiece

The Accidental Masterpiece
  • Author : Michael Kimmelman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-07-25
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781101666944
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Summary : 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.

No Lifeguard on Duty

No Lifeguard on Duty
  • Author : Janice Dickinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780061750847
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Aimee Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-26
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1503934187
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Summary : Lucy Arigho's first encounter with Greg Millar is far from promising, but she soon realises he possesses a charm that is impossible to resist. Just eight whirlwind weeks after their first meeting, level-headed career girl Lucy is seriously considering his pleas to marry him and asking herself if she could really be stepmother material. But before Lucy can make a final decision about becoming part of Greg's world, events plunge her right into it. On holiday in the South of France, things start to unravel. Her future stepchildren won't accept her, the interfering nanny resents her, and they're stuck in a heat wave that won't let up. And then there's Greg. His behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre and Lucy begins to wonder whether his larger-than-life personality hides something darker--and whether she knows him at all.

The Accidental Book Club

The Accidental Book Club
  • Author : Jennifer Scott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-06
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781101614914
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Summary : Writing a new future takes a little time—and a lot of love. Jean Vison never expected to run a book club, until her life took an unexpected turn. Now, with Jean’s husband gone, what began as an off-the-cuff idea has grown into a group of six women who meet the second Tuesday of every month for a potluck supper, for wine and laughter—and for books. There’s Loretta, who deals with the lack of intimacy in her marriage by diving into erotic novels. Dorothy, whose ruffian sons are a never-ending source of stress. May entertains the group with her outrageous dating stories, while Mitzi finds something political to rant about in every book—including Loretta’s trashy romances. Even Janet, with her mousy shyness and constant blush, has helped Jean rediscover the joy in life. So when Jean’s family starts unraveling again—her daughter forced into rehab and her troubled teen granddaughter, Bailey, coming to live with her in the interim—she turns to the book club for comfort and support. And, together, they all, even Bailey, discover that family is what you make of it, especially the family you choose…

The Accidental Teacher

The Accidental Teacher
  • Author : Annie Lubliner Lehmann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :159
  • ISBN : 9780472050741
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Summary : The creators ofJazz ABZare back for an encore!With infectious rhythm and rhyme, musical master Wynton Marsalis opens kids' ears to the sounds around us.

The Accidental Truth

The Accidental Truth
  • Author : Lauri Taylor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781590792742
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Summary : Lauri Taylor was just your average suburban PTA mom and marketing exec. Then tragedy struck. When her mother is found dead in Mexico, Lauri finds herself embarking on a journey to uncover the identity of her mother’s murderer—but what she finds isn’t what she was expecting. With the help of famed FBI profiler Candice DeLong, Lauri works to unearth the secrets buried in her mother’s death. Key evidence comes to light—and a shocking revelation unfolds. Lauri Taylor’s memoir The Accidental Truth: What My Mother’s Murder Investigation Taught Me About Life is a profound narrative of true crime, family bonds, and the grief of sudden death. Achingly intimate, The Accidental Truth chronicles Lauri’s personal journey as she empowers herself with truth, finds the courage and compassion to forgive herself and her mother, and eventually learns to let go.

The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist
  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-05
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780143196334
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Summary : In this irresistible #1 New York Times best-selling novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon’s best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined. A fresh and timeless tale of unexpected bliss, The Accidental Tourist showcases Tyler’s talents for making characters—and their relationships—feel both real and magical. “Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating…One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this.” —The Washington Post Look for Clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available now.

The Accidental

The Accidental
  • Author : Ali Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-02
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780141914930
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Summary : From the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted, Baileys Women's Prize-winning author of How to be both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal quartet 'Brilliant and engaging, frequently hilarious. . . Smith makes one look at the world afresh' Sunday Telegraph 'A beguiling page-turner... To read The Accidental is to be excited from first to last' Independent 'Joyous' The Times The Accidental pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light. A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves, The Accidental explores the nature of truth, the role of fate and the power of storytelling.

The Accidental Millionaire

The Accidental Millionaire
  • Author : Gary Fong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9781933771915
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Summary : 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.

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden
  • Author : Emma Trevayne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-28
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781442498860
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Summary : What if you found your own grave—and it wasn’t empty? Discover the dark delights of faeries and fortune-tellers in this gently spooky book from the author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, sure to appeal to fans of Coraline. Grave robbing is a messy business. A bad business. And for Thomas Marsden, on what was previously an unremarkable spring night in London, it becomes a very spooky business. For lying in an unmarked grave and half covered with dirt is a boy the spitting image of Thomas himself. This is only the first clue that something very strange is happening. Others follow, but it is a fortune-teller’s frightened screams that lead Thomas into a strange world of spiritualists, death, and faery folk. Faery folk with whom Thomas’s life is bizarrely linked. Faery folk who need his help. Desperate to unearth the truth about himself and where he comes from, Thomas is about to discover magic, ritual, and the uncanny truth that sometimes the things that make a boy ordinary are what make him extraordinary.

The Accidental Tour Guide

The Accidental Tour Guide
  • Author : Mary Moody
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-23
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781925791365
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Chelsea Cannon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-17
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 9798676199210
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Summary : 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 and explore the life that might have been. Margaret is soon tangled up in her double life more than she expected and finds herself trapped in a dead end from which she can no longer escape. The truth, which could set her free, keeps eluding her as someone else is receiving the clues she needs to see the full picture. As the betrayals pile up and the secrets unravel, Margaret finds herself now a middle-aged woman with a choice to make: own her life, or stay hidden behind a wall of social expectations.An Accidental Life is an enticing novel exploring how well we know ourselves and others. It raises thought-provoking questions around identity, truth, and commitment, in a highly readable and relatable way. It is straightforward, unapologetic and oh so human. Advance Praise for "An Accidental Life": "A great read. A story about missed opportunities and what "could have been" It was a book to get lost in." - Lauren Murrey - Net Galley Review. "I have recommended this book to several friends and will continue to do so!"-J. Carrow- Reader review.""I was glued to the metaphorical pages."-Alexis Aumagamanaia- @littlelionslibrary"Loved it!" Rebecca Graf- Reedsy Discovery"I would read more by this author." -Bookstack Reviews

The Accidental Executive

The Accidental Executive
  • Author : Albert M. Erisman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-10
  • Total pages :202
  • ISBN : 9781619707191
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Summary :

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 Universe

The Accidental Universe
  • Author : Alan Lightman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-14
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781472109200
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Summary : In The Accidental Universe, physicist and novelist Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. Here, in a collection of exhilarating essays, Lightman shows us our own universe from a series of fascinating and diverse perspectives. He takes on the difficult dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner in which modern technology has divorced us from enjoying a direct experience of the world; and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws alone. With his customary passion, precision, lyricism and imagination, in The Accidental Universe Alan Lightman leaves us with the suggestion - heady and humbling - that what we see and understand of the world and ourselves is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole. Praise for Alan Lightman: '...a gem of a novel that is strange witty erudite and alive with Lightman's playful genius.' Junot Diaz. 'It would not seem possible for Alan Lightman to match his earlier tour de force, Einstein's Dreams, but in Mr g he has done so - with wit, imagination, and transcendent beauty.' Anita Desai.

The Accidental Creative

The Accidental Creative
  • Author : Todd Henry
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-07
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781101516973
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Summary : Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout. It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us-even the accountants-have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements: •Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind. •Relationships: Build stimulating relationships and ideas will follow. •Energy: Manage it as your most valuable resource. • Stimuli: Structure the right "inputs" to maximize creative output. •Hours: Focus on effectiveness, not efficiency. This is a guide for staying inspired and experiencing greater creative productivity than you ever imagined possible.

My Rotten Life

My Rotten Life
  • Author : David Lubar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-08-04
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781429983082
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Summary : Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn't invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn't get any worse...until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie! Nathan soon discovers that being half dead isn't all bad. He doesn't need any sleep, so he can stay up all night and play games online. He doesn't feel any pain, so there's no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever? Fans of David Lubar's popular Weenies short story collections—which have sold more than one million copies—will love My Rotten Life, the first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
  • Author : Titia Sutherland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0727822799
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Summary : Accident or suicide? On a stark and cold January day, Philip Stavely, successful actor, screenwriter and family man, was killed during a shooting party, leaving behind his wife and three children. The inquest brought a verdict of accidental death and a legacy of doubt for Philip's widow, Ellie, who could not shake the feeling that her husband's death was suicide. They had always enjoyed a close relationship even throughout the difficult periods on their marriage, but in the months leading up to his death, Ellie had felt Philip growing away from her, becoming a stranger. Ellie believes that the truth behind the accident lies in understanding the changes in Philip's behaviour, and she begins to discover who Philip had become, knowing that coming to terms with the past will be the only way to face the future..