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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 Swap

The Accidental Life Swap
A Book

by Jennifer Joyce

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2019-09-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0008348650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sometimes one moment can change your life forever...

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 Chelsea Cannon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-08-17
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • 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 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 Optimist

The Accidental Optimist
A Guide to Life

by Emily Joy

  • Publisher : Eye & Lightning Books
  • Release : 2005-09-19
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1908646780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring an inimitable philosophy of hope and humor through a variety of ups and downs, this quirky recollection illustrates the author's search for the meaning of life. Depicting her experiences as the only doctor on call for an entire hospital in Sierra Leone in the midst of civil war, this portrait tells a story of optimism triumphing over what might elsewhere be the makings of disappointment and despair. From births and illnesses to family deaths and problem pets, this frank and unpredictable memoir demonstrates the remarkable insights that can be discovered from living through the seemingly unremarkable.

The Accidental Masterpiece

The Accidental Masterpiece
On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

by Michael Kimmelman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2006-07-25
  • Pages : 256
  • 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.

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..

The Accidental Theorist

The Accidental Theorist
The Double Helix of Everyday Life

by Patricia J. Thompson

  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Accidental Theorist, first in a «Hestia trilogy», introduces the Hestian/Hermean Dual Systems Paradigm as a lens of analysis through which to view the private/public and the familial/political in feminist philosophy and theory. Tracing the split between the oikos and the polis in fifth century BCE Greece, Professor Thompson identifies two consistent orientations in human life: toward the homeplace - symbolized by Hestia, and the marketplace - symbolized by Hermes. She proposes that a complementary «hestianeutic» be added to conventional «hermeneutic» interpretations of texts. These dual orientations are as significant as gender for interpreting the phenomena of everyday life. They form the basis of an alternative perspective she calls «Hestian Feminism» as a prolegomenon to a new humanism for the new millennium.

The Accidental Soberista

The Accidental Soberista
Discover the unexpected bliss of an alcohol-free life

by Kate Gunn

  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Release : 2021-04-02
  • Pages : 336
  • 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.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
A Collection of Musings and Writings from the Wreckage

by Pete Geissler

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2015-07-24
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9781515215158
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When I bounced the idea of an accidental life off Jim Browne, my financial manager with a keen understanding of the human condition, he said that all of us benefit from serendipity, from the accidental life. (We in fact met by happy accident.) He added that my life was and is typical, or perhaps a tad off the norm. Surely he's correct in that we all benefit from fortuitous events, but I think he's incorrect in that such events in my life are typical or normal. I feel quite strongly, and without a scintilla of evidence, that I outrank most other people in both number and impact of life-changing events, or, perhaps, I am just more aware of them. I'm betting that you'll agree after you read about the many accidental happenings that shaped my life and, by extension, my writings. Enjoy and, I hope, relate.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
A Book

by Harold Drayton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-08
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9781910553459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Accidental Life is a portrait of a man who played a significant role in the history of education and health in the Caribbean. Harold Drayton's passionate and meticulous memoir offers, first, a precious account of colonial British Guiana. He maps the impacton him of his home, into which his birth was an accident, the influence of his working-class autodidact stepfather, of his schools, and of war and politics in the 1940s.

No Lifeguard on Duty

No Lifeguard on Duty
The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel

by Janice Dickinson

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 320
  • 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.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
Volume 1, 1944-1964: How I Failed at Almost Everything

by Charles Platt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-02-29
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Autobiography of Charles Platt.

Accidental Life

Accidental Life
Purposefully Stumbling Into Meaningful Existence

by Jim McCracken

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-04
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781733571302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life never goes as we expect. We can't plan it out, but we try. It isn't random fate, so we can't just let go. There's a tension in between that's both responsible and open to surprises. It welcomes successes and failures. It combines peace and risk. Think sovereign serendipity. It's purposefully stumbling into meaningful existence.

The Accidental Tour Guide

The Accidental Tour Guide
A Book

by Mary Moody

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-09-23
  • Pages : 352
  • 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.

The Accidental Millionaire

The Accidental Millionaire
How to Succeed in Life Without Really Trying

by Gary Fong

  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 264
  • 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.

The Accidental Gangster

The Accidental Gangster
The Life and Times of Bela Csidei

by Bela Csidei,Norm Lipson,Adam Walters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 9781876624705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I don't know whether I found trouble or trouble found me. Whatever the case, trouble and I have been lifelong companions..."Frank Sinatra, Sir Peter Abeles, Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno... big celebrities, big business, big mobsters and big politicians, from the famous to the infamous, the cast of characters almost defies the imagination.Looking back on his tumultuous life, Bela Csidei, the "accidental gangster", recalls a story that takes him from a childhood spent "fishing" with explosives and a little freelance arms dealing to holding a promissory note for $250 million dollars. From his survival of war-torn Europe to two contracts on his life, Bela emerges as a genuinely colourful character and an optimistic, loveable rogue. In spite of multi-million dollar business deals gone wrong, a drug bust, a stint as a diplomat and an espionage agent for foreign governments, an explorer for minerals, a banker, a womaniser, a shark hunter and a Mafia conduit for Australian big business, Bela has lived to spin a great yarn. As he says, "With this book a few less people will die wondering..."

The Accidental Viceroy

The Accidental Viceroy
Robert Lytton in India

by Edwin Hirschmann

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2019-12-15
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1498598536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Age of Imperialism reached its peak in the late nineteenth century. The British Empire was the foremost colonial power, and the keystone was India. However, even at its peak, the British Raj was beset by internal rivalries and fears of external threats. In 1875, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli chose as viceroy Lord Robert Bulwer-Lytton, diplomat and poet, the son of an old friend, but someone with no Indian experience. Lytton accepted reluctantly—and never enjoyed it. He was under the thumb of the Secretary of State for India, the shrewd and ambitious Third Marquess of Salisbury, during most of his four years in India. During his viceroyalty, Lytton had to deal with shifting British policies, a major famine, the freedom-loving people of Afghanistan, an entrenched civil service, and a rising generation of patriotic Indians. In the 1880 elections, Disraeli’s Conservatives were defeated by Gladstone’s Liberals, and Lytton resigned.

The Accidental Entrepreneur

The Accidental Entrepreneur
Life and Reflections of Choo Heng Thong

by Heng Thong Choo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9789810892678
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Accidental Intercessor

The Accidental Intercessor
The Supernatural Power of an Ordinary Life

by Melinda Fish

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012-07-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780985791001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if you were to discover that your life has meaning, that a small decision you make today will modify history whether or not your name ever made headlines? What if you were to learn that events beyond your control will become the fertile soil of blessing for multitudes, although you never move from your hometown? This is the power of your "ordinary life." Things will be different because you are here, and the choices you make are the raw ingredients of history. God is at work in your universe, even working through your insignificant choices, bridging the gap for future events that create a better life for your descendants and for generations to come. You are THE ACCIDENTAL INTERCESSOR who lives in a gap and changes history without realizing it. This book will encourage and inspire you to understand and accept God's simple yet magnificent purpose for your life.