My Life with Bob

  • Filename: my-life-with-bob.
  • ISBN: 9781627796323
  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Pamela Paul
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer • Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading • Warby Parker Blog Book Pick • Google Talks • Harper’s Bazaar • Vogue •The Washington Post • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Salon • The Atlantic Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years – carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk – reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It’s about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It’s about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It’s about how we make our own stories.

No Woman No Cry

  • Filename: no-woman-no-cry.
  • ISBN: 9781401305697
  • Release Date: 2013-02-05
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Rita Marley
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

A memoir by the woman who knew Bob Marley best--his wife, Rita. Rita Marley grew up in the slums of Trench Town, Jamaica. Abandoned by her mother at a very young age, she was raised by her aunt. Music ran in Rita's family, and even as a child her talent for singing was pronounced. By the age of 18, Rita was an unwed mother, and it was then that she met Bob Marley at a recording studio in Trench Town. Bob and Rita became close friends, fell in love, and soon, she and her girlfriends were singing backup for the Wailers. At the ages of 21 and 19, Bob and Rita were married. The rest is history: Bob Marley and the Wailers set Jamaica and the world on fire. But while Rita displayed blazing courage, joy, and an indisputable devotion to her husband, life with Bob was not easy. There were his liaisons with other women--some of which produced children and were conducted under Rita's roof. The press repeatedly reported that Bob was unmarried to preserve his "image." But Rita kept her self-respect, and when Bob succumbed to cancer in 1981, she was at his side. In the years that followed, she became a force in her own right--as the Bob Marley Foundation's spokesperson and a performer in her reggae group, the I-Three. Written with author Hettie Jones, No Woman No Cry is a no-holds-barred account of life with one of the most famous musicians of all time. In No Woman No Cry, readers will learn about the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, including: How Rita practiced subsistence farming when first married to Bob to have food for her family. How Rita rode her bicycle into town with copies of Bob's latest songs to sell. How Rita worked as a housekeeper in Delaware to help support her family when her children were young. Why Rita chose to befriend some of the women with whom Bob had affairs and to give them advice on rearing the children they had with Bob. The story of the attack on Bob which almost killed the two of them. Bob's last wishes, dreams, and hopes, as well as the details of his death, such as who came to the funeral (and who didn't).

Bob der Streuner

  • Filename: bob-der-streuner.
  • ISBN: 9783838724980
  • Release Date: 2013-05-17
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: James Bowen
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

Die komische und manchmal abenteuerliche Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft Millionenfach hat sich der Roman "Bob der Streuner" von James Bowen bereits verkauft. Ein modernes Märchen: Der Obdachlosigkeit entkommen, schlägt James sich als Straßenmusiker durch. Als er eines Abends einen abgemagerten, streunenden Kater vor seiner Tür findet, scheint er sein tierisches Ebenbild zu treffen. Und mehr noch: Während er den Streuner aufpäppelt, entwickelt sich eine besondere Freundschaft. Der Kater Bob will nämlich keineswegs zurück in die Freiheit. So, wie James dem Kater Bob seine Lebenskraft zurückgibt, so füllt das samtpfötige Wesen James ́ Leben wieder mit Sinn - und jeder Menge witziger Anekdoten. Mittlerweile sind James und Bob weltbekannt, ihre Geschichte hat bereits Millionen Leser gerührt. Nur selten wird die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Katze so charmant beschrieben wie in "Bob, der Streuner".

Bob Dylan Dream

  • Filename: bob-dylan-dream.
  • ISBN: 099299568X
  • Release Date: 2015-12-23
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Roy Kelly
  • Publisher:

Your 60s took place away from London and you experienced the songs in the order they happened, and those times made sense at the speed they occurred. And one other thing - you fell into being a Bob Dylan fan. Bob Dylan, who came out of the folk blues of past America into your life, into the present, into the Beatles and Stones. Bob Dylan who sounded like no one else until everyone else sounded somewhat like him. Bob Dylan who meant so much because of the way he looked, and the way he looked changed and changed so quickly, until the cowboy Beat hobo disappeared and what looked back at us was a tiny rock marionette with Medusa hair. Bob Dylan who changed everything. Bob Dylan who looked at us and made us look at ourselves ever after. "Yes, there are far too many books about Bob Dylan - but this one is long overdue. Roy Kelly, a British poet, has long been, quite simply, among the finest writers about Dylan's canon, and the most thoughtful about being a long-term Dylan fan. Fandom doesn't mar the quality of his meditation on how the past lives inside the present, nor lead him into hagiography. His writing doesn't shout or swagger - but its modesty is part of what makes it essential" Michael Gray, author of the 'Song and Dance Man' series and 'The Bob Dylan Encyclopaedia'.

The Ride Of My Life

  • Filename: the-ride-of-my-life.
  • ISBN: 1462063284
  • Release Date: 2011-11-23
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Bob Brown
  • Publisher: iUniverse

Insightful, humorous, and inspiring memoir of self-described "regular guy" Bob Brown's courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and his journey through the medical community to save his life. In a conversational tone that feels like you’re chatting with a lifelong friend, Bob shares the play-by-play of his fight to stay alive and make the right treatment decisions, affirms the difference a positive attitude can make, and celebrates the unexpected gift of a new perspective on life. What would you do upon hearing your doctor utter the words "inoperable pancreatic cancer"? If you or someone you love has been diagnosed, this amazing story of survival will move you, amuse you, and instill hope in your heart.

Ein Geschenk von Bob

  • Filename: ein-geschenk-von-bob.
  • ISBN: 9783732501113
  • Release Date: 2014-10-08
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: James Bowen
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

Eine zauberhafte Geschichte von Bob, dem Streuner Der Winter 2010 ist ungewöhnlich hart in England. Im Dezember gibt es heftige Blizzards, selbst in London liegt Schnee und es ist bitter kalt - schlechte Voraussetzungen für einen Straßenmusiker! Schon bald wird das Geld knapp. Während die Londoner hektisch und spürbar in Feierstimmung durch die vorweihnachtlich erleuchtete Innenstadt hasten, ringt James um seine Einkünfte, um wenigstens Strom und Gas zu bezahlen. Ganz zu schweigen von Weihnachten, das er eigentlich noch nie mochte. Er ist der Verzweiflung nahe, doch wie so oft wird Bob ihn überraschen ... Der Bestseller "Bob, der Streuner" über den ehemals obdachlosen James Bowen und seinen anhänglichen Kater Bob hat bereits Millionen von Leser begeistert und berührt. Auch in dieser Weihnachtsgeschichte zeigt das Gespann, was wahre Freundschaft bedeutet.

Crying With Laughter

  • Filename: crying-with-laughter.
  • ISBN: 9781448136186
  • Release Date: 2012-02-29
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Bob Monkhouse
  • Publisher: Random House

This is Bob Monkhouse's classic autobiography. One of Britain's most enduring and famous comedians tells us in his own inimitable style the fascinating and often hilarious story of his life. From disclosures of very painful personal tragedies to extraordinary and outrageously funny anecdotes about the stars he knew, his confessions are blisteringly honest, touching - and often shocking. Crying With Laughter combines heartache with hilarity, sexy showbiz revelations with genuinely moving tales of the hard times, and typically funny jokes with sobering personal reflections, to create a passionate, witty and sparkling account of an extraordinary man's extraordinary life.

Tough Guy

  • Filename: tough-guy.
  • ISBN: 1600786383
  • Release Date: 2011-10-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Bob Probert
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

Depicts the late author's life through his own words, including his successful career in hockey as an enforcer and scorer, addiction to drugs, and reckless lifestyle off the ice.


  • Filename: drive.
  • ISBN: 0553287583
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Larry Bird
  • Publisher: Bantam Books

The basketball superstar recounts his tragedies--from his father's alcoholism and suicide to his own failed marriage--and triumphs

A Voice in the Box

  • Filename: a-voice-in-the-box.
  • ISBN: 9780813140452
  • Release Date: 2011-09-01
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Bob Edwards
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards. For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of National Public Radio's daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting All Things Considered before launching Morning Edition in 1979. These programs built NPR's national audience while also bringing Edwards to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit. In A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting. He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doors during college and working for American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of American news and on the evolution of public journalism. A Voice in the Box is an insider's account of the world of American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of the most iconic personalities in radio history.

Zone One

  • Filename: zone-one.
  • ISBN: 9783446245778
  • Release Date: 2014-02-03
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

New York nach der Apokalyse: Es gibt nur noch zwei Sorten von Menschen, Nicht-Infizierte und Infizierte, die als Zombies ihr Unwesen treiben. In Zone One, dem südlichen Teil von Manhattan, soll Mark Spitz, ein Held von konkurrenzloser Mittelmäßigkeit, mit einem Trupp Zivilisten die Zombies bekämpfen und die Menschheit retten. Doch ist er vielleicht selbst schon einer von ihnen? Colson Whitehead hat eine grandiose Persiflage des Horror-Genres geschrieben, in der sich Trash-Talk mit feinstem Humor verbindet, ein Porträt der Megapole New York – wie sie werden könnte oder bereits schon ist.

Bob Fulton

  • Filename: bob-fulton.
  • ISBN: 1427627460
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Bob Fulton
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

"Tells the stories of his experiences that led him to a life as the most admired and beloved Sportscaster in South Carolina"--Cover.

Game of My Life Philadelphia Phillies

  • Filename: game-of-my-life-philadelphia-phillies.
  • ISBN: 9781613214312
  • Release Date: 2013-12-13
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Bob Gordon
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

More than twenty former and current Philadelphia Phillies players share their fondest single-game experience and memories with author Bob Gordon. Many of the moments celebrate the extraordinary events that have shaped the Phillies’ rich heritage. Curt Simmons, John Vukovich, Kevin Jordan, Del Unser, Doug Glanville, and Tug McGraw are just a few of the legendary Phillies stars who discuss the games of their lives. Even Phillie Phanatics I and II join in the fun. This book is the ticket for Philadelphia Phillies fans everywhere to travel back to many of the big games and moments that have shaped the team and franchise during its 131-year history in the City of Brotherly Love.

My Life

  • Filename: my-life.
  • ISBN: 0966412087
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 137
  • Author: Budd Lynch
  • Publisher:

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