The Accidental Life

The Accidental Life
Author: Terry McDonell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101970515

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An Amazon Best Book of 2016 A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are). You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities he's known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funny--playing "acid golf" with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinksmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price. Here, too, is an expert's practical advice on how to recruit--and keep--high-profile talent; what makes a compelling lede; how to grow online traffic that translates into dollars; and how, in whatever format, on whatever platform, a good editor really works, and what it takes to write well. Taking us from the raucous days of New Journalism to today's digital landscape, McDonell argues that the need for clear storytelling from trustworthy news sources has never been stronger. Says Jeffrey Eugenides: "Every time I run into Terry, I think how great it would be to have dinner with him. Hear about the writers he's known and edited over the years, what the magazine business was like back then, how it's changed and where it's going, inside info about Edward Abbey, Jim Harrison, Annie Proulx, old New York, and the Swimsuit issue. That dinner is this book."

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
Author: Pamela Binnings Ewen
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2013
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780805464320

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A New Orleans senior district attorney and his lawyer wife are caught up in a faith-testing courtroom battle involving the rights of infants born alive during abortions.

The Accidental Life Swap

The Accidental Life Swap
Author: Jennifer Joyce
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780008348656

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‘I haven’t laughed so much at a book for a long time.’ Whispering Stories Book Blog, 5 stars Sometimes one moment can change your life forever...

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
Author: Paige Toon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781471118791

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From Sunday Times bestselling author Paige Toon comes the first novel in a witty new series, perfect for fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online! Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child… Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes off the rails and her life devolves into a wild mess, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson—legendary rock star and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle—paparazzi, parties, and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job of fatherhood? And, more importantly, is Jessie ready for life in the spotlight? “Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top-notch series YA fans should grab ASAP.” —Maximum Pop!

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
Author: Chelsea Cannon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-08-17
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798676199210

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In the 1970s, William Hill asks seventeen-year-old Margaret Wilcox from Saratoga Springs to marry him. With no alternatives in sight, Margaret says yes to a life modeled on the pattern created by the women before her. Fifteen years later, the opportunity to dabble in her repressed aspirations leads her to take on a secret identity and explore the life that might have been. Margaret is soon tangled up in her double life more than she expected and finds herself trapped in a dead end from which she can no longer escape. The truth, which could set her free, keeps eluding her as someone else is receiving the clues she needs to see the full picture. As the betrayals pile up and the secrets unravel, Margaret finds herself now a middle-aged woman with a choice to make: own her life, or stay hidden behind a wall of social expectations.An Accidental Life is an enticing novel exploring how well we know ourselves and others. It raises thought-provoking questions around identity, truth, and commitment, in a highly readable and relatable way. It is straightforward, unapologetic and oh so human. Advance Praise for "An Accidental Life": "A great read. A story about missed opportunities and what "could have been" It was a book to get lost in." - Lauren Murrey - Net Galley Review. "I have recommended this book to several friends and will continue to do so!"-J. Carrow- Reader review.""I was glued to the metaphorical pages."-Alexis Aumagamanaia- @littlelionslibrary"Loved it!" Rebecca Graf- Reedsy Discovery"I would read more by this author." -Bookstack Reviews

The Accidental Masterpiece

The Accidental Masterpiece
Author: Michael Kimmelman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-07-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781101666944

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A New York Times bestseller—a dazzling and inspirational survey of how art can be found and appreciated in everyday life Michael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as a deep and graceful writer across the disciplines of art and music and also as a pianist who understands something about the artist's sensibility from the inside. Readers have come to expect him not only to fill in their knowledge about art but also to inspire them to think about connections between art and the larger world - which is to say, to think more like an artist. Kimmelman's many years of contemplating and writing about art have brought him to this wise, wide-ranging, and long-awaited book. It explores art as life's great passion, revealing what we can learn of life through pictures and sculptures and the people who make them. It assures us that art - points of contact with the exceptional that are linked straight to the heart - can be found almost anywhere and everywhere if only our eyes are opened enough to recognize it. Kimmelman regards art, like all serious human endeavors, as a passage through which a larger view of life may come more clearly into focus. His book is a kind of adventure or journey. It carries the message that many of us may not yet have learned how to recognize the art in our own lives. To do so is something of an art itself. A few of the characters Kimmelman describes, like Bonnard and Chardin, are great artists. But others are explorers and obscure obsessives, paint-by-numbers enthusiasts, amateur shutterbugs, and collectors of strange odds and ends. Yet others, like Charlotte Solomon, a girl whom no one considered much of an artist but who secretly created a masterpiece about the world before her death in Auschwitz, have reserved spots for themselves in history, or not, with a single work that encapsulates a whole life. Kimmelman reminds us of the Wunderkammer, the cabinet of wonders - the rage in seventeenth-century Europe and a metaphor for the art of life. Each drawer of the cabinet promises something curious and exotic, instructive and beautiful, the cabinet being a kind of ideal, self-contained universe that makes order out of the chaos of the world. The Accidental Masterpiece is a kind of literary Wunderkammer, filled with lively surprises and philosophical musings. It will inspire readers to imagine their own personal cabinet of wonders.

No Lifeguard on Duty

No Lifeguard on Duty
Author: Janice Dickinson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780061750847

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No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Sylvester Stallone; from a dizzying drug and alcohol habit to three failed marriages; from cavorting around the globe to struggling to make it in Los Angeles as a working mom on America’s Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Janice tells all.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
Author: Harold Drayton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2017-08
Genre: Education
ISBN: 191055345X

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An Accidental Life is a portrait of a man who played a significant role in the history of education and health in the Caribbean. Harold Drayton's passionate and meticulous memoir offers, first, a precious account of colonial British Guiana. He maps the impacton him of his home, into which his birth was an accident, the influence of his working-class autodidact stepfather, of his schools, and of war and politics in the 1940s.

The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist
Author: Anne Tyler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-05-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780143196334

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In this irresistible #1 New York Times best-selling novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon’s best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined. A fresh and timeless tale of unexpected bliss, The Accidental Tourist showcases Tyler’s talents for making characters—and their relationships—feel both real and magical. “Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating…One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this.” —The Washington Post Look for Clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available now.

An Accidental Statistician

An Accidental Statistician
Author: George E. P. Box
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781118400883

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Celebrating the life of an admired pioneer in statistics In this captivating and inspiring memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. Box offers a firsthand account of his life and statistical work. Writing in an engaging, charming style, Dr. Box reveals the unlikely events that led him to a career in statistics, beginning with his job as a chemist conducting experiments for the British army during World War II. At this turning point in his life and career, Dr. Box taught himself the statistical methods necessary to analyze his own findings when there were no statisticians available to check his work. Throughout his autobiography, Dr. Box expertly weaves a personal and professional narrative to illustrate the effects his work had on his life and vice-versa. Interwoven between his research with time series analysis, experimental design, and the quality movement, Dr. Box recounts coming to the United States, his family life, and stories of the people who mean the most to him. This fascinating account balances the influence of both personal and professional relationships to demonstrate the extraordinary life of one of the greatest and most influential statisticians of our time. An Accidental Statistician also features: • Two forewords written by Dr. Box’s former colleagues and closest confidants • Personal insights from more than a dozen statisticians on how Dr. Box has influenced and continues to touch their careers and lives • Numerous, previously unpublished photos from the author’s personal collection An Accidental Statistician is a compelling read for statisticians in education or industry, mathematicians, engineers, and anyone interested in the life story of an influential intellectual who altered the world of modern statistics.

The Accidental Soberista

The Accidental Soberista
Author: Kate Gunn
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-04-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780717190591

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Kate Gunn was a social drinker, usually having a few drinks about three nights a week. But she had an inkling that alcohol was holding her back from getting on top of her life, and the hangovers were getting worse. So when Kate's partner had to take a break from alcohol for a month, she decided to dip her toe in the water in solidarity with him and try being a non-drinker too. Not long into her transformational journey, Kate discovered that breaking free from alcohol improved every single aspect of her life: from relationships to health to work to happiness. In The Accidental Soberista, Kate chronicles the challenges and obstacles on the path to giving herself the greatest gift she has ever received - freedom from alcohol. Whether you’re sober-curious or want to remove the final obstacle in the way of your own health and life goals, this could be just the journey for you too.

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar
Author: Aimee Alexander
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-04-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1503934187

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Lucy Arigho's first encounter with Greg Millar is far from promising, but she soon realises he possesses a charm that is impossible to resist. Just eight whirlwind weeks after their first meeting, level-headed career girl Lucy is seriously considering his pleas to marry him and asking herself if she could really be stepmother material. But before Lucy can make a final decision about becoming part of Greg's world, events plunge her right into it. On holiday in the South of France, things start to unravel. Her future stepchildren won't accept her, the interfering nanny resents her, and they're stuck in a heat wave that won't let up. And then there's Greg. His behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre and Lucy begins to wonder whether his larger-than-life personality hides something darker--and whether she knows him at all.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
Author: John Doherty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-04-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1950860310

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Martin is a man without identity. He doesn't officially exist. Abandoned as a baby by his unmarried parents, his birth was never registered. Brought up by an obsessively moral grandmother who shielded him from the world, Martin grew up isolated from society. He never attended school and has no friends. He does not vote or pay taxes. When his grandmother dies, Martin is fifteen and earns a living the only way he can, as a busker, playing an accordion on the streets of Sydney, Australia. His attempts to break out of his isolation and find friends end in failure until he meets Gustav, an illegal Swedish immigrant, and they become friends. When Gustav is deported, Martin is shattered and once again alone. But Martin's father has had a change of heart after so many years and decides to find his son. Will Martin finally find what he's been searching for all his life?

Life Is Not an Accident

Life Is Not an Accident
Author: Jay Williams
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780062328007

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New York Times Bestseller This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness. Ten years ago, Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The Chicago Bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan’s locker. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career. In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past. Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . . . only to gain new wisdom. Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, drugs, and sex in every city, with players on every team.

An Accidental Life

An Accidental Life
Author: Charles Platt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-02-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798619871647

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Autobiography of Charles Platt.