Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-an-ordinary-life.
  • ISBN: 9780307420657
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-an-ordinary-life.
  • ISBN: 0307420655
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-an-ordinary-life.
  • ISBN: 9781400080465
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



An offbeat memoir is written in the form of an encyclopedia in which the author chronicles her life through a series of alphabetical entries that cover both the trivial and the essential elements of her world as she ponders everything from love and truthto shower tiles.

Encyclopedia of Me

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-me.
  • ISBN: 080418612X
  • Release Date: 2014-08-26
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Potter Style



300 inspired prompts by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. 6.25" x 8.25"

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  • Filename: textbook-amy-krouse-rosenthal.
  • ISBN: 9781101985021
  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Penguin



The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Ten years after her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, #1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal delivers a book full of her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit. It is a mighty, life-affirming work that sheds light on all the ordinary and extraordinary ways we are connected. Like she did with Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal ingeniously adapts a standard format—a textbook, this time—to explore life’s lessons and experiences into a funny, wise, and poignant work of art. Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a beautiful exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive. “…a groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience… Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons. Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity, proving that it can be both a privilege — and petrifying — to peek into one’s humanity.”—Associated Press “Rosenthal is a marvel… a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting… This engaging, playful, and clever glimpse into one woman’s life offers lots of photographs, graphic illustrations, and diagrams, resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand.” —Booklist

Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life

  • Filename: encyclopaedia-of-an-ordinary-life.
  • ISBN: 1843546833
  • Release Date: 2008-01
  • Number of pages: 226
  • Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher:



Encyclopaedia of an ordinary Life is a portrait of a life from A to Z, in which 'A' is for (amongst other things) the book's author and subject, Amy. It gathers together an informal, apparently random collection of the thoughts, memories, quirks, niggles, people, pets and places that together get straight to the heart of how it feels to live an everyday life. How else could you go from BUTTERSCOTCH, to DISHWASHER, to LACY UNDERSHIRTS, via a diagram illustrating the possible consequences of INTRODUCING A FRIEND TO A FRIEND? Amy's voice is witty, generous and rings absolutely true. Her delightful meanderings will make you laugh out loud and want to tell your friends. In a world saturated with stories of the extraordinary lives we aren't living, Encyclopaedia is a celebration of the just plain ordinary, in all its glory.

What We Knew

  • Filename: what-we-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780786722006
  • Release Date: 2008-07-31
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Eric A. Johnson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



The horrors of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust still present some of the most disturbing questions in modern history: Why did Hitler's party appeal to millions of Germans, and how entrenched was anti-Semitism among the population? How could anyone claim, after the war, that the genocide of Europe's Jews was a secret? Did ordinary non-Jewish Germans live in fear of the Nazi state? In this unprecedented firsthand analysis of daily life as experienced in the Third Reich, What We Knew offers answers to these most important questions. Combining the expertise of Eric A. Johnson, an American historian, and Karl-Heinz Reuband, a German sociologist, What We Knew is the most startling oral history yet of everyday life in theThird Reich.

Nothing To Envy

  • Filename: nothing-to-envy.
  • ISBN: 9781847083371
  • Release Date: 2010-06-03
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Barbara Demick
  • Publisher: Granta



North Korea is Orwell’s 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet; Gone with the Wind is a dangerous, banned book; during political rallies, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country’s great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy – winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction – weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea’s third-largest city. From extensive interviews and with tenacious investigative work, Barbara Demick has recreated the concerns, culture and lifestyles of North Korean citizens in a gripping narrative, and vividly reconstructed the inner workings of this extraordinary and secretive country.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • Filename: the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks.
  • ISBN: 9780230752771
  • Release Date: 2011-01-07
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. ‘No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian ‘An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman’s cells have saved countless lives’ Daily Telegraph ‘A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent’ Metro

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

  • Filename: one-day-in-the-life-of-ivan-denisovich.
  • ISBN: 9781466839410
  • Release Date: 2005-03-16
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux



The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

  • Filename: the-encyclopedia-of-the-dead.
  • ISBN: 9780141396996
  • Release Date: 2017-02-23
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Danilo Kiš
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sister and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are brought to life in the almighty Encyclopaedia of the Dead. In this wide-ranging collection of stories about humanity, society and relationships, Kiš plays with the distinction between fact and fiction, horro and comedy, drawing on key influences such as James Joyce and Franz Kafka. This was Kiš's final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983.

A Fortunate Life

  • Filename: a-fortunate-life.
  • ISBN: 9780857970077
  • Release Date: 1985-07-01
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: A B Facey
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.

Ordinary People

  • Filename: ordinary-people.
  • ISBN: 0140065172
  • Release Date: 1982-01-01
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Author: Judith Guest
  • Publisher: Penguin



GUEST/ORDINARY PEOPLE

Unless

  • Filename: unless.
  • ISBN: 9780007405060
  • Release Date: 2010-08-19
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Carol Shields
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Dazzling novel from Carol Shields, author of ‘The Stone Diaries’, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and ‘Larry’s Party’, winner of the Orange Prize.

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth Magic and Mysticism

  • Filename: the-encyclopedia-of-jewish-myth-magic-and-mysticism.
  • ISBN: 9780738748146
  • Release Date: 2016-02-08
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Geoffrey W. Dennis
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide



Jewish esotericism is the oldest and most influential continuous occult tradition in the West. Presenting lore that can spiritually enrich your life, this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia is devoted to the esoteric in Judaism—the miraculous and the mysterious. In this second edition, Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis has added over thirty new entries and significantly expanded over one hundred other entries, incorporating more knowledge and passages from primary sources. This comprehensive treasury of Jewish teachings, drawn from sources spanning Jewish scripture, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Kabbalah, and other esoteric branches of Judaism, is exhaustively researched yet easy to use. It includes over one thousand alphabetical entries, from Aaron to Zohar Chadesh, with extensive cross-references to related topics and new illustrations throughout. Drawn from the well of a great spiritual tradition, the secret wisdom within these pages will enlighten and empower you. Praise: “An erudite and lively compendium of Jewish magical beliefs, practices, texts, and individuals . . . This superb, comprehensive encyclopedia belongs in every serious library.”—Richard M. Golden, Director of the Jewish Studies Program, University of North Texas, and editor of The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition “Rabbi Dennis has performed a tremendously important service for both the scholar and the novice in composing a work of concise information about aspects of Judaism unbeknownst to most, and intriguing to all.”—Rabbi Gershon Winkler, author of Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism

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