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Il Mio Sogno Americano
Author: Michele Vena
Publisher:
ISBN: 1983139335
Pages: 127
Year: 2018-06-11
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Nativo di Alassio (SV), «Visiting Professor» a Chicago Booth e NYU con un paio di amici che scelgono di rimanere umilmente anonimi, consegue la laurea in Finanza Aziendale alla Bocconi di Milano, riporta la legalità nella città di La Spezia nell'anno da carabiniere ausiliario, parte negli Stati Uniti a vivere dignitosamente in azienda, per 24 mesi e, tornato in Italia, mette su famiglia appena in tempo per trasferirsi in Francia e restarci 16 anni. Nel frattempo ottiene un Master presso la prestigiosa business school HEC. Profondamente liberal e bianconero, patisce poco quelli che trovano sempre la scusa di un sistema marcio e corrotto a cui dare la colpa dei propri fallimenti: che lo chiamino mercato o Juventus. Il suo cuore è rimasto negli USA dove torna periodicamente a cercarlo: in questo viaggio si è portato moglie, figlie ed una pelliccia.Un road trip alla ricerca della felicità, di 14 giorni, 4500 chilometri, 11 destinazioni e 50 ore di macchina. Un libro su Alassio, l'America, la musica, i sogni, il cinema, la Juve e varie altre passioni dell'autore, che lo mettono a nudo. E non è un bel vedere!
Off the Road
Author: Jack Hitt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743261119
Pages: 272
Year: 2005-03-01
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A funny, irreverent travelogue through France and Spain describes places considered sacred--fortresses, monasteries, statues, and relics--and features a group of quirky, modern pilgrims seeking knowledge of themselves and each other rather than God. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Liars in Love
Author: Richard Yates
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1466853697
Pages: 32
Year: 2014-07-29
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Now available in eBook for the first time, Richard Yates's groundbreaking collection of short fiction. The stories in Liars in Love are concerned with troubled relations and the elusive nature of truth. Whether it be in the depiction of the complications of divorced families, grown-up daughters, estranged sisters, office friendships or fleeting love affairs, the pieces in this collection showcase Richard Yates's extraordinary gift for observation and his understanding of human frailty. In this collection, you'll discover some of the most influential and sharply observed short fiction of the 20th century, and find out why Richard Yates was a true American master.
Big Sur
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101548819
Pages: 256
Year: 2011-04-26
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Anthony Edwards, and Radha Mitchell "Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. "Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg
A Fortune-Teller Told Me
Author: Tiziano Terzani
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307565734
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-02-17
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Warned by a Hong Kong fortune-teller not to risk flying for a whole year, Tiziano Terzani — a vastly experienced Asia correspondent — took what he called “the first step into an unknown world. . . . It turned out to be one of the most extraordinary years I have ever spent: I was marked for death, and instead I was reborn.” Traveling by foot, boat, bus, car, and train, he visited Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Geography expanded under his feet. He consulted soothsayers, sorcerers, and shamans and received much advice — some wise, some otherwise — about his future. With time to think, he learned to understand, respect, and fear for older ways of life and beliefs now threatened by the crasser forms of Western modernity. He rediscovered a place he had been reporting on for decades. And it reinvigorated him. The result is an immensely engaging, insightful, and idiosyncratic journey, filled with unexpected delights and strange encounters. A bestseller and major prizewinner in Italy, A Fortune-Teller Told Me is a powerful warning against the new missionaries of materialism. From the Hardcover edition.
The Hoods
Author: Harry Grey
Publisher: Olympia Press
ISBN: 1596543469
Pages: 476
Year: 2006
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"This book by HARRY GREY --an ex-hood himself! --will shock you but you must read it. He dares to tell the truth about cold-blooded Killer Mobs and how they work." --Mickey Spillaine. Written in prison by author Grey, this legendary novel became the source for Sergio Leone's classic Once Upon a Time in America.
Ferocity
Author: Nicola Lagioia
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453824
Pages: 464
Year: 2017-10-10
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Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, Ferocity is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses vital social questions, a combination of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, filtered through the fierce Mediterranean vision of Elena Ferrante. Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighborhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how or why, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence. At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, Ferocity is an exhilirating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary novelist.
An Unlikely Union
Author: Paul Moses
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479871303
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-07-03
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They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York. Beginning in the nineteenth century, the Irish and Italians clashed in the Catholic Church, on the waterfront, at construction sites, and in the streets. Then they made peace through romance, marrying each other on a large scale in the years after World War II. An Unlikely Union tells the dramatic story of how two of America’s largest ethnic groups learned to love and laugh with each other after decades of animosity. The vibrant cast of characters features saints such as Mother Frances X. Cabrini, who stood up to the Irish American archbishop of New York when he tried to send her back to Italy, and sinners like Al Capone, who left his Irish wife home the night he shot it out with Brooklyn’s Irish mob. The book also highlights the torrid love affair between radical labor organizers Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Carlo Tresca; the alliance between Italian American gangster Paul Kelly and Tammany’s “Big Tim” Sullivan; heroic detective Joseph Petrosino’s struggle to be accepted in the Irish-run NYPD; and the competition between Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to become the country’s top male vocalist. In this engaging history of the Irish and Italians, veteran New York City journalist and professor Paul Moses offers a classic American story of competition, cooperation, and resilience. At a time of renewed fear of immigrants, An Unlikely Union reminds us that Americans are able to absorb tremendous social change and conflict—and come out the better for it.
Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307476863
Pages: 240
Year: 2009-09-22
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Dharma Bums
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140042520
Pages: 244
Year: 1986
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During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California
A Walk in the Woods
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674546
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-05-15
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.
Sanctuary Line
Author: Jane Urquhart
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623650178
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-09-03
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Alice Munro hails Urquhart's "most compelling depiction of the sense of place in human lives." "Urquhart's writing is poetic, in the sense that it is beautifully compact and restrained when describing the most powerful emotions," says The Times. The author Claire Messud praises her as having "a great gift for the historical novel, for the melding of ideas, events and individuals into a significant whole." In Sanctuary Line Urquhart has created a nuanced and moving novel about family legacies, love, and betrayal. Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family's now-deserted farmhouse--once the setting for countless happy summers spent on the northern shore of Lake Erie--to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly. Encompassing all the colorful stories and blarney of successful Irish immigrants who have made the most of their relocation to North America, the Cranes' rich family history is now circumscribed by sadness. Liz's beloved cousin Amanda, a gifted military strategist, has been killed in Afghanistan, a loss that had been foreshadowed many years in the past by the disappearance of Amanda's charismatic father. Reflecting on the fragility and transience of human life and relations--mirrored in the butterflies' restless flight patterns and transcontinental migrations--Liz finds that love is there to be found where, and when, you least expect it.
The Cream Train
Author: Andrea De Carlo
Publisher:
ISBN: 0946889163
Pages: 184
Year: 1987
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Vagabonding
Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0812992180
Pages: 205
Year: 2003
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A complete guide to the vagabond approach to travel espouses taking time off from one's normal routine--for weeks to years--to discover the wonders of the world for oneself, explaining how to plan and prepare for travel, simplify one's lifestyle and adapt to life on the road, handle travel adversity, and finally, reassimilate to ordinary life. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Paris was Ours
Author: Penelope Rowlands
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565129539
Pages: 279
Year: 2011
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Collects essays from more than 20 writers--including David Sedaris, Joe Queenan and Diane Johnson--on how they feel about the city of Paris, France. Original.

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