Whether you're moving into a new home, launching a home makeover, or just sprucing up a room, this book, At Home With Modern June, by Kelly McCants, provides plenty of ideas on how to infuse individuality into every room in the house. The 27 budget-friendly projects have a retro style and use materials such as oilcloth, laminated cotton, and chalk cloth in addition to quilter's cotton.
From journalist Robert Timberg, a memoir of the struggle to reclaim his life after being severely burned as a Marine lieutenant in Vietnam. In January 1967, Robert Timberg was a short-timer, counting down the days until his combat tour ended. He had thirteen days to go when his vehicle struck a Viet Cong land mine, resulting in third-degree burns of his face and much of his body. He survived, barely, then began the arduous battle back, determined to build a new life and make it matter.
The only daughter of the gangster legend Meyer Lansky opens up about her life as a wild child of the 1950s, her heartbreak and tragedy-- including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her eldest brother-- and her father's unexpected tenderness.
This fourth book from the mother-daughter team addresses issues like acquiring puppies (Scottoline), attempting to date (Serritella), and figuring out whether men or canines are more difficult.
Who doesn't crave sugar? And who doesn't believe that if she ate less sugar, she would feel healthier--lighter, more rested, energized, and even more beautiful? It's just breaking the addiction that seems so hard. "If not a sweet treat," we ask, "then what?"
An Academy Award-winning actress and former Vogue "It Girl" describes her rise to fame and the subsequent destruction of her career caused by being added to the Hollywood blacklist and how she eventually rebuilt her life and career after being exonerated.
The former NFL player, model, and television actor examines his disadvantaged childhood and long-time marriage to share advice on how to be a responsible family man while maintaining one's masculinity and sense of humor.
With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.
When [the author] was 19 years old, she walked into an eye doctor's office for what she thought was a routine appointment and was given a life-changing diagnosis. She was going blind, courtesy of a disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and she had a decade or so before lights-out. To cope, she decides to hide her disease and live like there's no tomorrow ... She tears through boyfriends, joins a circus school, and travels all over. But when she falls in love and gets pregnant just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she abandons her reckless ways in order to become the best mother she can be.
From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers.With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.