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The Accidental Life

The Accidental Life
An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers

by Terry McDonell

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2017-07-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1101970510
  • 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

The Accidental Life
An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers

by Terry McDonell

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2016-08-02
  • Pages : 384
  • 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 of Jessie Jefferson

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
A Book

by Paige Toon

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-01-30
  • Pages : 336
  • 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
A Book

by L. Jordan

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0595438105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These are stories of an Ireland that existed long before the advent of the "Celtic Tiger," which brought with it all the woes that modern industrialization has to offer. Whether or not Ireland is better for this burgeoning economy is open for discussion, although she has not lost generosity or sociability, always her greatest asset. These are stories about what Yeats called "the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart."

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
A Book

by Pamela Binnings Ewen

  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 0805464328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Life Was Just an Accident

Life Was Just an Accident
A Book

by Philip Donaghy

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2010-02-26
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 145020158X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One rainy night in 1998, Philip Donaghy was paralysed in a car crash. It was just an accident, a stroke of bad luck that shattered a young man’s dreams and ambitions. Against the odds, Philip left hospital and now lives in his own home with nursing care around the clock. The car crash was not the only accident to blight Philip’s youth. His life was an accident from the moment of his conception in an institution for the mentally ill. Philip was taken from his mother days after his birth and reared in a children’s home in Belfast. At the age of six, he was fostered by relatives and felt unloved by them. When he was 11 he found out that he had no father. Philip has fought desperately with his family and the health authorities ever since to find out who his father is. He has faced a conspiracy of silence and shame. More than the car crash, Philip’s anguish over his identity as held him back from chieving his full potenti al. Philip has dreams. Wen he finds out who he is, he wants to marry and to raise a family of his own.

Highway Robbery: Life Before and After an SUV Rollover Accident-The Ford and Firestone Tire Cover-Up Story

Highway Robbery: Life Before and After an SUV Rollover Accident-The Ford and Firestone Tire Cover-Up Story
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1434943305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Accidental Apprentice

The Accidental Apprentice
A Novel

by Vikas Swarup

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2014-07-08
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1466844299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch—she needs to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India's backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining.

The Accidental Romeo

The Accidental Romeo
A Book

by Carol Marinelli

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 0373069448
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Harry Worthington is struggling to fulfill his two roles in life, single dad and full-time E.R. consultant. The issue is he's just too irresistible, his nannies can't help falling for him! But Harry wouldn't have that problem with Marnie Johnson. The nurse unit manager is too smart to fall for Bayside's inadvertent Romeo! Agreeing to move in, temporarily, to plug his child-care gap is a strictly practical arrangement. Surely she knows him well enough to keep a clear head, a hard heart and a closed bedroom door?"--p. [4] of cover.

Montana Code Annotated

Montana Code Annotated
A Book

by Montana

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
A Book

by Titia Sutherland

  • Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780727822796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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..

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles
A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

by Scott McEathron

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-26
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1317797183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering: a contextual overview, a chronology and reprinted contemporary documents, including a selection of Hardy's poems an overview of the book's early reception and recent critical fortunes, as well as a wide range of reprinted extracts from critical works key passages from the novel, reprinted with editorial comment and cross-referenced within the volume to contextual and critical documents suggestions for further reading and a list of relevant web resources. For students on a wide range of courses, this sourcebook offers the essential stepping-stone from a basic reading knowledge to an advanced understanding of Hardy's best-known novel.

The Nearest Thing to Life

The Nearest Thing to Life
A Book

by James Wood

  • Publisher : Brandeis University Press
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 161168742X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works - among others, Chekhov's story "The Kiss," W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants, and Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower. Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness. The Nearest Thing to LifeÊis not simply a brief, tightly argued book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic - it is also an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer (and critic), and asks us to reconsider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.

American jurisprudence

American jurisprudence
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Solicitors' Journal & Reporter

The Solicitors' Journal & Reporter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1873
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Travelers' Record

Travelers' Record
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journal of the Senate, Legislature of the State of California

Journal of the Senate, Legislature of the State of California
A Book

by California. Legislature. Senate

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1942
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Biostatistics of Aging

The Biostatistics of Aging
From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index of Aging-Relatedness

by Gilberto Levy,Bruce Levin

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2014-02-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1118645820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical and clarifying approach to aging andaging-related diseases Providing a thorough and extensive theoretical framework, TheBiostatistics of Aging: From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index ofAging-Relatedness addresses the surprisinglysubtlenotion—with consequential biomedical and public healthrelevance—of what it means for acondition to be related toaging. In this pursuit, the book presents a new quantitativemethodto examine the relative contributions of genetic andenvironmental factors to mortality anddisease incidence in apopulation. With input from evolutionary biology, population genetics,demography, and epidemiology, this medically motivated bookdescribes an index of aging-relatedness and also features: Original results on the asymptotic behavior of the minimum oftime-to-event random variables, which extends those of theclassical statistical theory of extreme values A comprehensive and satisfactory explanation based onbiological principles of the Gompertz pattern of mortality in humanpopulations The development of an evolution-based model of causationrelevant to mortality and aging-related diseases of complexetiology An explanation of how and why the description of humanmortality by the Gompertz distribution can be improved upon fromfirst principles The amply illustrated analysis of real-world data, including aprogram for conducting the analysis written in the freely availableR statistical software Technical appendices including mathematical material as well asan extensive and multidisciplinary bibliography on aging andaging-related diseases The Biostatistics of Aging: From Gompertzian Mortality to anIndex of Aging-Relatedness is an excellent resource forpractitioners and researchers with an interest in aging andaging-related diseases from the fields of medicine, biology,gerontology, biostatistics, epidemiology, demography, and publichealth.

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
The Biopic and American National Identity

by William H. Epstein,R. Barton Palmer

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2016-06-06
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1438460791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American. Biopics—films that chronicle the lives of famous and notorious figures from our national history—have long been one of Hollywood’s most popular and important genres, offering viewers various understandings of American national identity. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities provides the first full-length examination of US biopics, focusing on key releases in American cinema while treating recent developments in three fields: cinema studies, particularly the history of Hollywood; national identity studies dealing with the American experience; and scholarship devoted to modernity and postmodernity. Films discussed include Houdini, Patton, The Great White Hope, Bound for Glory, Ed Wood, Basquiat, Pollock, Sylvia, Kinsey, Fur, Milk, J. Edgar, and Lincoln, and the book pays special attention to the crucial generic plot along which biopics traverse and showcase American lives, even as they modify the various notions of the national character. “A provocative, critically astute study, this collection examines the biopic as a reflexive, refractive modernist film genre. Admirably researched essays provide close, compelling readings of chosen films, while exploring the multilayered matrices of historical fact, biographical and autobiographical literature, popular media representations, and cultural histories—shaping not only the lives and narratives of the performers, artists, and political/historical figures represented but also the practices of the filmmakers as they worked within or on the margins of the Hollywood industry.” — Cynthia Lucia, Rider University “The volume’s greatest strengths include its range, its variety of ideas on the significance of the biopic, and its research—definitive in several cases—into the relation between historical figures and their cinematic counterparts.” — James Morrison, author of Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors

American law reports annotated. second series

American law reports annotated. second series
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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