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A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces
A shocking exploration of addiction

by James Frey

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2009-02-05
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1848542356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Inspirational and essential' Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho 'Poignant and tragic' The Spectator 'Easily the most remarkable non-fiction book about drugs and drug taking since Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' Observer James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only twenty-three. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told. His family takes him to a rehabilitation centre. And James Frey starts his perilous journey back to the world of the drug and alcohol-free living. His lack of self-pity is unflinching and searing. A Million Little Pieces is a dazzling account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.

A Million Little Pieces of Close to Home

A Million Little Pieces of Close to Home
A Close to Home Collection

by John McPherson

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0740786083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is your face suffering from a lack of exercise? Readers rely on John McPherson's Close to Home cartoon to contort their facial muscles into an unstoppable grin each day. Not even Botox can stop you from smiling at this latest collection of Close to Home. How do you measure a cartoon's popularity? The true measure of a comic panel's popularity is how often it is posted on a refrigerator, cubicle, break room bulletin board, or office door. By that standard, Close to Home wins the comic panel popularity contest hands down. Close to Home captures the humor in all facets of life. From home to hospitals, from classrooms to courtrooms, from boardrooms to backyards--there's a Close to Home panel that hits us where we live and work and play. A Million Little Pieces of Close to Home features hilarious panels first published in newspapers in the year 2000, the year of the Y2K scare that never materialized. Of course, that's just the kind of thing you'd expect from a Close to Home world.

A Million Little Pieces of Feces

A Million Little Pieces of Feces
The Fake Memoir That's So Much More Fun Than James Frey's

by Python Bonkers

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2006-02
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1411677315
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Selected excerpts and outside reviews can be found by clicking on the blue Python Bonkers hyperlink.) This book may share an alphabetical lineage with the Frey book, but there is no melodramatic redemption here -- it is not a parody of that book but its own entity. As one of the characters from the book says, We're still involved in the commission of the acts that will require redemption -- and those stories are always so much more fun. Bonkers and his bizarre team embarks on a gonzo tear through the streets of Los Angeles and across the pop cultural landscape as well. In his satirical quest for truth in journalism, and life, he must navigate through the many odd tiers of social class, in both the Southern California culture and in his Machiavellian office life and its absurd red and blue political divisions. This is no heart-wrenching tale of excess, its destination is hilarity, so it presses the pedal to the metal and takes no prisoners.

A Study Guide for James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces"

A Study Guide for James Frey's 'A Million Little Pieces'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 1410352684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

Text, Lies and Cataloging

Text, Lies and Cataloging
Ethical Treatment of Deceptive Works in the Library

by Jana Brubaker

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-06-25
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0786497440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What do James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones' Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie's My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey's fraudulent drug addiction "memoir" was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones' chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial--and can be difficult when a book's authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.

Can't You Get Along with Anyone?

Can't You Get Along with Anyone?
A Writer's Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer's Paradise

by Allan C. Weisbecker

  • Publisher : Bandito Books, LTD.
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 0979711703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Allan Weisbecker penned the last sentence of IN SEARCH OF CAPTAIN ZERO, most readers assumed the full scope of the tale had been told. But apparently, life had other plans. In his latest offering, CAN'T YOU GET ALONG WITH ANYONE?, Weisbecker chronicles the bizarre and convoluted circumstances that drove him from his adopted home in Costa Rica.

Boom!

Boom!
Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market

by Julie Rak

  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 2013-06-15
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1554589401
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since the early 1990s, tens of thousands of memoirs by celebrities and unknown people have been published, sold, and read by millions of American readers. The memoir boom, as the explosion of memoirs on the market has come to be called, has been welcomed, vilified, and dismissed in the popular press. But is there really a boom in memoir production in the United States? If so, what is causing it? Are memoirs all written by narcissistic hacks for an unthinking public, or do they indicate a growing need to understand world events through personal experiences? This study seeks to answer these questions by examining memoir as an industrial product like other products, something that publishers and booksellers help to create. These popular texts become part of mass culture, where they are connected to public events. The genre of memoir, and even genre itself, ceases to be an empty classification category and becomes part of social action and consumer culture at the same time. From James Frey’s controversial A Million Little Pieces to memoirs about bartending, Iran, the liberation of Dachau, computer hacking, and the impact of 9/11, this book argues that the memoir boom is more than a publishing trend. It is becoming the way American readers try to understand major events in terms of individual experiences. The memoir boom is one of the ways that citizenship as a category of belonging between private and public spheres is now articulated.

Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America

Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America
A Book

by Dave Tell

  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 2015-01-14
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0271060247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America revolutionizes how we think about confession and its ubiquitous place in American culture. It argues that the sheer act of labeling a text a confession has become one of the most powerful, and most overlooked, forms of intervening in American cultural politics. In the twentieth century alone, the genre of confession has profoundly shaped (and been shaped by) six of America’s most intractable cultural issues: sexuality, class, race, violence, religion, and democracy.

Encyclopedia of Deception

Encyclopedia of Deception
A Book

by Timothy R. Levine

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2014-02-20
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN : 1483306895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes. Key Features: More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats. Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception. Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings. This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social and behavioral science programs who seek to better understand the historical role of lying and how it is employed in modern society.

American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010

American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010
A Book

by Rachel Greenwald Smith

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-12-28
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108548652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 illuminates the dynamic transformations that occurred in American literary culture during the first decade of the twenty-first century. The volume is the first major critical collection to address the literature of the 2000s, a decade that saw dramatic changes in digital technology, economics, world affairs, and environmental awareness. Beginning with an introduction that takes stock of the period's major historical, cultural, and literary movements, the volume features accessible essays on a wide range of topics, including genre fiction, the treatment of social networking in literature, climate change fiction, the ascendency of Amazon and online booksellers, 9/11 literature, finance and literature, and the rise of prestige television. Mapping the literary culture of a decade of promise and threat, American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 provides an invaluable resource on twenty-first century American literature for general readers, students, and scholars alike.

Textual Deceptions

Textual Deceptions
False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era

by Sue Vice

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0748675566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title considers a wide range of 20th and 21st century literary works that feature literary deceptions and false memories and in which the relationship between text and author is not what it seems. By exploring a variety of examples of false or embellished memoirs, purportedly autobiographical novels that are in fact thoroughly fictional, as well as bogus authorial personae, it discusses whether it is possible to judge veracity by means of textual clues alone. It also argues that literary deceptions and false memoirs have particular cultural value and significance.

Real-World Media Ethics

Real-World Media Ethics
Inside the Broadcast and Entertainment Industries

by Philippe Perebinossoff

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-07-26
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1136032665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the word "integrity was the most looked up word on Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, suggesting that people are looking for guidance in a scandal-driven world. Issues of ethics and the media continue to dominate our awareness and present real challenges in our day-to-day work. This book shows the ethical decision-making process in action using tools of critical analysis and evaluation. Real-World Media Ethics is written in a friendly and approachable voice. It succeeds in offering an honest, frontline-aware and realistic sense of the ethical situations faced by entertainment and journalism professionals every day-in the real world. Most of the other books about media ethics focus mostly on journalism; this book, however, covers not just journalistic ethics but also ethics in the landscape of mass media, including public relations, the entertainment industry, and other forms of visual communication. The author includes numerous case studies about current headlines that readers will already be familiar with, providing realistic and engaging scenarios about when, how, and why ethics count.

Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions
The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

by Jesse Matz

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2017-01-31
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0231543050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Impressionism captured the world's imagination in the late nineteenth century and remains with us today. Portraying the dynamic effects of modernity, impressionist artists revolutionized the arts and the wider culture. Impressionism transformed the very pattern of reality, introducing new ways to look at and think about the world and our experience of it. Its legacy has been felt in many major contributions to popular and high culture, from cubism and early cinema to the works of Zadie Smith and W. G. Sebald, from advertisements for Pepsi to the observations of Oliver Sacks and Malcolm Gladwell. Yet impressionism's persistence has also been a problem, a matter of inauthenticity, superficiality, and complicity in what is merely "impressionistic" about culture today. Jesse Matz considers these two legacies—the positive and the negative—to explain impressionism's true contemporary significance. As Lasting Impressions moves through contemporary literature, painting, and popular culture, Matz explains how the perceptual role, cultural effects, and social implications of impressionism continue to generate meaning and foster new forms of creativity, understanding, and public engagement.

Sweet Little Lies

Sweet Little Lies

by Bianca Sloane

  • Publisher : SBB
  • Release : 2013-06-20
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Will have readers bouncing on the edge of their comfortable chairs.” -Night Owl Reviews What would you do if you found out your husband had been unfaithful? Divorce him? Take him back? Kill him? Mark Monroe becomes the victim of option “C” after his wife, Kelly, discovers evidence of an illicit affair and stabs him to death. In a panic, she flees, deciding she will turn herself in the next day. But before she can, Kelly learns devastating secrets about her husband and launches a frantic mission to unravel the mystery of the man she married and murdered – all while trying to stay one step ahead of a dogged police detective determined to bring her to justice. . . Buy “Sweet Little Lies” today and strap in for a twisty, breathtaking ride!

The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History

The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History
Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History

by Nate Hendley

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 1610695860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines a broad range of infamous scams, cons, swindles, and hoaxes throughout American history—and considers why human gullibility continues in an age of easy access to information. • Explores figures such as "Yellow Kid" Weil, Charles Ponzi, Orson Welles, and Frank Abagnale, among others • Provides insight into human nature—gullibility being one aspect of it—throughout the ages, addresses the power of rumor and legend, and identifies the social conditions that have allowed some scams and hoaxes to flourish • Presents information that can serve academic research projects as well as fascinate and entertain general readers • Features the original stories behind the Hollywood movies The Sting, Catch Me If You Can, Argo, and American Hustle

Just Words

Just Words
Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

by Alan Ackerman,Associate Professor of English University of Toronto Alan Ackerman

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2011-06-28
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0300171803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In an appearance on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, "including 'and' and 'the.'" Hellman immediately filed a libel suit, charging that McCarthy's comment was not a legitimate conversation on public issues but an attack on her reputation. This intriguing book offers a many-faceted examination of Hellman's infamous suit and explores what it tells us about tensions between privacy and self-expression, freedom and restraint in public language, and what can and cannot be said in public in America.

Burdens of Proof

Burdens of Proof
Faith, Doubt, and Identity in Autobiography

by Susanna Egan

  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 2011-04-20
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1554583691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Autobiographical impostures, once they come to light, appear to us as outrageous, scandalous. They confuse lived and textual identity (the person in the world and the character in the text) and call into question what we believe, what we doubt, and how we receive information. In the process, they tell us a lot about cultural norms and anxieties. Burdens of Proof: Faith, Doubt, and Identity in Autobiography examines a broad range of impostures in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and asks about each one: Why this particular imposture? Why here and now? Susanna Egan’s historical survey of texts from early Christendom to the nineteenth century provides an understanding of the author in relation to the text and shows how plagiarism and other false claims have not always been regarded as the frauds we consider them today. She then explores the role of the media in the creation of much contemporary imposture, examining in particular the cases of Jumana Hanna, Norma Khouri, and James Frey. The book also addresses ethnic imposture, deliberate fictions, plagiarism, and ghostwriting, all of which raise moral, legal, historical, and cultural issues. Egan concludes the volume with an examination of how historiography and law failed to support the identities of European Jews during World War II, creating sufficient instability in Jewish identity and doubt about Jewish wartime experience that the impostor could step in. This textual erasure of the Jews of Europe and the refashioning of their experiences in fraudulent texts are examples of imposture as an outcrop of extreme identity crisis. The first to examine these issues in North America and Europe, Burdens of Proof will be of interest to scholars of life writing and cultural studies.

The Late Age of Print

The Late Age of Print
Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control

by Ted Striphas

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2009-04-08
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0231519648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com have established new routes of traffic in and around books, and pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book industry with extraordinary threats and unique opportunities. Striphas's provocative analysis offers a counternarrative to those who either triumphantly declare the end of printed books or deeply mourn their passing. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption, integrating themselves into our routines and intellects like never before.

Moments with Marla

Moments with Marla
A Book

by Marla J. Henry

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2017-07-17
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 151279208X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work is a collection of daily Moments that come from the heart of God. The words are inspiring, moving, and thought provoking with the ability to resonate with its readers. You wont want to put it down.

Creative Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Creative Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders
A Book

by Annie Heiderscheit

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2015-11-21
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0857006959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on the expertise of leading creative arts therapists from around the world, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the role of the creative arts in the treatment of clients with eating disorders (EDs). The book explores how art, dance and movement, drama, music, and poetry therapies have fostered insights, growth, and recovery for patients across ED diagnoses (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating disorder), and comorbid diagnoses. It illustrates how each creative arts modality is implemented in the ED treatment process and covers a variety of treatment levels (residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient). Each chapter is enriched with case illustrations to provide a greater depth of understanding of how the methods are used in clinical practice. This book is an incomparable overview of the value and diverse uses of the creative arts in the treatment of EDs, and it will be of interest to all arts therapists, psychodrama therapists, family therapists, as well as students of these disciplines.