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Oxygen
Author: William Trubridge
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1775491447
Pages: 336
Year: 2017-11-01
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LEARN THE POWER OF THE HUMAN MIND FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST FREEDIVER One of the most mesmerising books about the ocean you'll ever read... New Zealander William Trubridge has reached depths never thought possible on the precipice of low oxygen. In a sport where failure usually means blacking out, it is a freediver's daily life to contend with suffocation, narcosis, hallucinations, lactic acidosis, compressed lungs, and immense water-column pressure - all while diving into depths of ink black ocean. Exquisitely written, Oxygen is a mind-altering and immersive coming-of-age story about a boy who grew up on a sailing boat, with the sea his classroom and playground. It is about fighting the trappings of life on land, and pushing the limits of human physiology, to become the world's greatest freediver.
Diary of an Oxygen Thief
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501157868
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-05-23
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Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.
When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812988418
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-01-12
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Esquire • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both. Praise for When Breath Becomes Air “I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option. . . . Part of this book’s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath. And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him—passionately working and striving, deferring gratification, waiting to live, learning to die—so well.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “An emotional investment well worth making: a moving and thoughtful memoir of family, medicine and literature. It is, despite its grim undertone, accidentally inspiring.”—The Washington Post “Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy . . . [Kalanithi] delivers his chronicle in austere, beautiful prose. The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead.”—The Boston Globe “Devastating and spectacular . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you become immersed in his world and forget where it’s all heading.”—USA Today
Bomber Pilot
Author: Philip Ardery
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081314342X
Pages: 280
Year: 2013-07-18
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" Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account, available now for the first time in paper, records one man's experience of World War II air warfare. Throughout, Ardery testifies to the horror of world war as he describes his fear, his longing for home, and his grief for fallen comrades. Bomber Pilot is a moving contribution to American history.
Leggy Blonde
Author: Aviva Drescher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476722110
Pages: 256
Year: 2014-02-25
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The breakout star of The Real Housewives of New York City shares the story of her life in candid detail, from her upbringing by an influential money manager and the farm accident that resulted in her amputation to her prestigious education and marriage to investment banker Reid Drescher. 100,000 first printing.
They Left Us Everything
Author: Plum Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184112
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-07-26
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A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year old mother—author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers have finally fallen to their middle-aged knees with conflicted feelings of grief and relief. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, twenty-three rooms bulging with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum thought: How tough will that be? I know how to buy garbage bags. But the task turns out to be much harder and more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger difficult memories of her eccentric family growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, but unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships, with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past, and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future. From the Hardcover edition.
An Unquenchable Thirst
Author: Mary Johnson
Publisher: Bond Street Books
ISBN: 0385666977
Pages: 544
Year: 2011-09-13
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Mary Johnson describes her calling to follow Mother Teresa and enter the Missionaries of Charity at the age of eighteen and her return to the secular world twenty years later.
No Stone Unturned
Author: Joel Goldstein
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612344658
Pages: 215
Year: 2012
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Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. "No Stone Unturned" is the saga of Bart 's struggle to regain his life. Told from his father 's point of view, the book chronicles the family 's ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart 's life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months. Considering every possibility in their search for remedies to Bart 's catastrophic injuries, the Goldsteins explored several promising alternatives, including craniosacral, hyperbaric oxygen, sensory learning, and vision restoration therapies. Bart 's remarkable recovery resulted from a combination of conventional medicine and alternative and emerging therapies.TBI has now become the signature injury for thousands of wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan; this timely book offers profound insights into what survivors and their families must face. Anyone struggling with this invisible disability will find the book insightful, inspiring, and useful.
Bravo
Author: Teresa Bravo-Cortines
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1681816571
Pages: 128
Year: 2016-09-06
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Teresa Bravo-Cortines looks back at her harrowing life in her inspiring true story Bravo: A Memoir. She stands as a testament that when things look their bleakest, it is possible to overcome the odds. In her own words: My book talks about my father being killed when I was only five years old, the great adversity and poverty we lived in, and about my kidnapping at the age of thirteen to work in the fields with migrant workers. It continues with my going back to college and becoming a successful insurance agent with State Farm, raising three children on my own, and tells of my chronic and terminal illnesses that could kill me before I reach my forty-fifth birthday. Follow my journey as a single parent and the two careers that I'm no longer able to perform due to my illnesses. But I'm still able to smile, sing, and wish I could dance, because I would ...
My Turn
Author: Nancy Reagan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307766020
Pages: 432
Year: 2011-09-14
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The former First Lady discusses her life, the Reagan administration, her shaky relationship with her children and key White House personnel, her husband’s involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, and her bout with cancer. “During our White House years I said almost nothing about how I really felt regarding the controversies that swirled around me. . . . But now those years are over, and it’s my turn to describe what happened. . . .” About Ronald Reagan: “Although Ronnie loves people, he often seems remote, and he doesn’t let anybody get too close. There’s a wall around him. He lets me come closer than anyone else, but there are times when even I feel that barrier.” About being a mother: “What I wanted most in all the world was to be a good wife and mother. As things turned out, I guess I’ve been more successful at the first than at the second.” About her influence: “I make no apologies for telling Ronnie what I thought. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have no right to express your opinions. For eight years I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn’t give you special access, I don’t know what does.” About astrology: “What it boils down to is that each person has his or her own ways of coping with trauma and grief, with the pain of life, and astrology was one of mine. Don’t criticize me, I wanted to say, until you have stood in my place. This helped me. Nobody was hurt by it—except, possibly, me.” About Don Regan: “His very first day on the job, Don said that he saw himself as the ‘chief operating officer’ of the country. But he was hired to be chief of staff. . . . Although I believed for a long time that Donald Regan was in the wrong job, my ‘power’ in getting him to leave has been greatly exaggerated. Believe me, if I really were the dragon lady that he described in his book, he would have been out the door many months earlier.”
Breath
Author: Martha Mason
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193209
Pages: 368
Year: 2010-07-01
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After contracting polio as a young girl Martha Mason of tiny Lattimore, North Carolina, lived a record sixty-one of her seventy-one years in an iron lung until her death in 2009, but she never let the 800-pound cylinder define her. The subject of a documentary film, an NPR feature, an ABC News piece, and a widely syndicated New York Times obituary, Martha enjoyed life, and people. From within her iron lung, she graduated first in her class in high school and at Wake Forest University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was determined to be a writer and, with her devoted mother taking dictation, she became a journalist-but had to give up her career when her father became ill. Still, Martha created for herself a vast and radiant world-holding dinner parties with the table pushed right up to her iron lung, voraciously reading, running her own household, and caring for her mother when she became ill with Alzheimer's and increasingly abusive to Martha. When voice-activated computers became available, Martha wrote Breath, in part as a tribute to her mother. "This book is her story," writes Anne Rivers Siddons in her preface, "told in the rich words of a born writer. That she told it is a gift to everyone who will read it. That she told it is also as near to a miracle as most are likely to encounter."
Being Red: A Memoir
Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476050
Pages: 370
Year: 2015-06-01
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This edition brings the story of 20th-century Southern politics up to the present day and the virtual triumph of Southern Republicanism. It considers the changes in party politics, leadership, civil rights and black participation in Southern politics.

The Hot One
Author: Carolyn Murnick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451625812
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-08
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Subtitle in pre-publication: A memoir of friendship, sex, and murder in the Hollywood Hills.

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