All The Way Around

Author: Rivet
Editor: Rivet
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The Way Around

Author: David Good
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062382144
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Rooted in two vastly different cultures, a young man struggles to understand himself, find his place in the world, and reconnect with his mother—and her remote tribe in the deepest jungles of the Amazon rainforest—in this powerful memoir that combines adventure, history, and anthropology. “My Yanomami family called me by name. Anyopo-we. What it means, I soon learned, is ‘long way around’: I’d taken the long way around obstacles to be here among my people, back where I started. A twenty-year detour.” For much of his young life, David Good was torn between two vastly different worlds. The son of an American anthropologist and a tribeswoman from a distant part of the Amazon, it took him twenty years to embrace his identity, reunite with the mother who left him when he was six, and claim his heritage. The Way Around is Good’s amazing chronicle of self-discovery. Moving from the wilds of the Amazonian jungle to the paved confines of suburban New Jersey and back, it is the story of his parents, his American scientist-father and his mother who could not fully adapt to the Western lifestyle. Good writes sympathetically about his mother’s abandonment and the deleterious effect it had on his young self; of his rebellious teenage years marked by depression and drinking, and the near-fatal car accident that transformed him and gave him purpose to find a way back to his mother. A compelling tale of recovery and discovery, The Way Around is a poignant, fascinating exploration of what family really means, and the way that the strongest bonds endure, even across decades and worlds.

Long Way Around

Author: Nancy Gatlin
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595512909
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More than a memoir, this story centers around the life of struggle and survival of a young, single mother with three children whose journey through life takes them on a wild, wide ranging ride of never ending adventures and challenges. The underlying theme of this story, "God's Master Plan", points out numerous instances along the way where the author believes that God's hand was at work guiding them to where and what they were meant to be doing.

The Way Around

Author: K M Halpern
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ISBN: 9781945671029
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More absurd, horrifying, and downright inexplicable shorts from the author of "The Man Who Stands in Line." Included are such soon-to-be classics as Buzz-Saw Bob, the sport of pendulum watching, yet another secret to ultimate success, the art of gasping, a neighbor who is definitely not Mr. Rogers, and Buddha's morning commute. I legally can't promise that this book will transform you into the demiurge you were meant to be. All I can say is that no medical studies have proved otherwise and the FDA moves very slowly.

The Way Through Doors

Author: Jesse Ball
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307472647
Size: 15,16 MB
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With his debut novel, Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball emerged as one of our most extraordinary new writers. Now, Ball returns with this haunting tale of love and storytelling, hope and identity. When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The girl has lost her memory; she is delirious and has no identification, so Selah poses as her boyfriend. She is released into his care, but the doctor charges him to keep her awake, and to help her remember her past. Through the long night, he tells her stories, inventing and inventing, trying to get closer to what might be true, and hoping she will recognize herself in one of his tales. Offering up moments of pure insight and unexpected, exuberant humor, The Way Through Doors demonstrates Jesse Ball's great artistry and gift for and narrative. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hard Way Around

Author: Geoffrey Wolff
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307594637
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A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history’s most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the nautical ranks at a mercurial pace; just a decade later he was commander of his own ship. His subsequent journeys took him nearly everywhere: Liverpool, China, Japan, Cape Horn, the Dutch East Indies, Manila, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, San Francisco, and Australia—where he met and married his first wife, Virginia, who would sail along with him for the rest of her life, bearing and raising their children at sea. He commanded eight vessels and owned four, enduring hurricanes, shipwrecks, pirate attacks, cholera, smallpox, a mutiny, and the death of his wife and three of his children. Yet his ultimate adventure and crowning glory was still to come. In 1895 Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts—by himself—in the Spray, a small sloop of thirty-seven feet. More than three years and forty-six thousand miles later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, a feat that wouldn’t be replicated until 1925. His account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, soon made him internationally famous. He met President Theodore Roosevelt on several occasions and became a presence on the lecture circuit, selling his sea-saga books whenever and wherever he could. But scandal soon followed, and a decade later, with his finances failing, he set off alone once more—and was never seen again. Geoffrey Wolff captures this singular life and its flamboyant times—from the Golden Age of Sail to a shockingly different new century—in vivid, fascinating detail.

The Other Way Around

Author: Sashi Kaufman
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab ®
ISBN: 146773988X
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Andrew has seen a flash of his future. (Dad: unfinished PhD. Mom: unfulfilling career. Their marriage: unsuccessful.) Based on what he's seen, he's uninspired to put a foot on the well-worn path to the adulthood everyone expects of him. There must be another way around. After a particularly disastrous Thanksgiving (his cousin wets Andrew's bed; his parents were too chicken to tell him his grandmother died), Andrew accidentally (on purpose) runs away and joins the circus. Kind of. A guy can meet the most interesting people at the Greyhound station at dinnertime on Thanksgiving day. The Freegans are exactly the kinds of friends (living out of an ancient VW camper van, dumpster diving, dressing like clowns and busking for change) who would have Andrew's mom reaching for a third glass of Chardonnay. To Andrew, five teenagers who seem like they've found another way to grow up are a dream come true. But as the VW winds its way across the USA, the future is anything but certain. The path of least resistance is a long, strange trip.

Working My Way Through Life

Author: Allan Ede
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532086784
Size: 13,69 MB
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Working My Way Through Life is my autobiographical memoir of my experiences in the working world. I have worked at 25 different jobs besides teaching English for 40 years (36 in high school and 4 in college). I hope the readers of my book enjoy my stories. Each job has its own drama. Beginning with my first account, shining shoes in taverns at the age of four, to my final years of teaching, the readers will observe a vast array of working experiences, some more exciting than others, but all sharing different insights into the working world. Hopefully, my book will dispel that old saying; “Those who can--do; Those who can’t--teach.” I know that most people in the working world have many experiences and stories of their own. It is a matter of remembering and writing them down. Maybe I’ll be reading your book someday.

Scherzo All The Way Around And Back

Author: Charles Ives
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No Way Around But Through

Author: Scott Caan
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822227137
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THE STORY: When Jacob discovers that his girlfriend, Holly, might be pregnant, he drags his friend Frank into the maddening wormhole that is his psyche, a venture that lands them on the doorstep of Lulu: Jacob's mother and the matriarch of madness