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By Erika Ritter. 2004
Writer Ritter has been observing men for as long as she can remember, and has come into direct or imaginary… contact with a fair few of them. Her alphabetical itinerary starts with Amigos and ends with Zealots, travelling via Dads, Heroes, Non-Committals, Outlaws, and many others. A collection of stories about good and bad relationships, family conflicts, love affairs, and Catholicism, which is part memoir, part comedy, and part inspirational handbook for the cynical. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.
By Patrick F McManus. 1985
By Jean Shepherd. 1972
By Norman Mailer. 1975
By Jean-Dominique Bauby. 1997
By Brittany Gibbons. 2017
A sartorial follow-up to her hilarious memoir in stories, Fat Girl Walking, Internet personality Brittany Gibbons once again deep dives… into the world of the plus-size woman, this time chronicling her love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with fashion. 2017.
By Elizabeth Kaye, Abbey Curran. 2015
Abbey Curran lives by the motto "If you can dream it, you can do it." She was born with cerebral… palsy, but early on she resolved to never let it limit her. Abbey made history when she became the first contestant with a disability to win a major beauty pageant. After earning the title of Miss Iowa, she went on to compete in Miss USA. Growing up on a hog farm in Illinois, Abbey competed in local pageants despite naysayers who told her not to. After realizing her own dream, she went on to help other disabled girls achieve their goals by starting Miss You Can Do It, a national nonprofit pageant for girls and women with challenges and special needs. In this uplifting memoir, Abbey tells a story of overcoming the odds, fulfilling her life's goals, and finding in herself the courage to compete, even as she continues to inspire the same spirit in others. For junior and senior high readers. 2015.
By Alan Edward Nourse. 1986
At age 52, the author was stricken by a massive heart attack while hunting elk. He reveals his torturous recovery… and the strains his illness placed on himself and his family. 1986.
By Christopher Hope. 1987
A group of South African exiles congregate at the Hottentot Room, a London club owned by Frau Katie, a Jewish… refugee from Nazi Germany. Frau Katie is dying and her daughter has plans for the club which terrify the members. A satire which draws parallels between Nazi Germany and contemporary South Africa. 1987.
By Joy Behar. 2017
The outspoken star of The View hits the most unpopular president ever elected where it hurts in this alphabetical guide… to everything that's wrong with the "Orange One," Donald Trump. 2017.
By Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind… at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
By Leonore Fleischer, Philip Gonzalez. 1995
After a disabling accident, Gonzalez had lost interest in living. Then a friend suggested that he adopt a dog. Ginny,… the abused pup that Gonzalez found at a shelter, was no ordinary dog, but one with a penchant for rescuing abandoned cats. With Ginny, Gonzalez has aided scores of injured felines and found a new sense of purpose in life. 1995.
By Will Cuppy, Fred Feldkamp. 1984
By Suzanne Schlosberg. 2004
Author Schlosberg, humiliated by being seated at the dreaded 'Singles Table' at weddings, embarked on a quest not necessarily for… 'Mr. Right', but at least for 'Mr. Remote Possibility'. She tried everything from a Kenyan game park, Club Med, and a millennial New Year's Eve celebration in Jackpot, Nevada to feng shui, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and online dating. To celebrate her 1,001 days of celibacy, she set off for an arctic mountain-bike trip but wound up stranded in Russia, where, finally giving up hope, things began to change. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
By Hugh Brewster, John Forbes. 1983
By Elyn R Saks. 2007
Professor of psychiatry Elyn R. Saks writes about her struggle with schizophrenia in this unflinching account of her mental illness.… Saks draws readers into a nightmare world of medications, a misguided health care system, and social stigmas. But she would not be defeated. With a strength and force of will that most can only imagine, Saks reclaimed her life and went on to achieve great success. 2007.
By George Fetherling. 1988
These 200 anecdotes come from all parts of Canada, range in time from Champlain to Gretzky and cover such fields… as business, entertainment, sports, government, diplomacy, science, art and literature. 1988.
This book presents the many ways in which error has become ingrained in our government, science, medicine, and the arts,… how error has changed history, crept into our libraries, altered our thoughts, and affected our daily existence. 1984.
By Neil Pasricha. 2011
Pasricha is back with a collection of hundreds more awesome things from his website, as well as never-before-seen extraordinary moments… that deserve celebration. Some include: when your windshield wipers match the beat of the song you're listening to, letting go of the gas pump perfectly so you end on a round number, and when a baby falls asleep on you. Bestseller. c2011.
By Ian Brown. 2009
Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that perhaps 300 people around the world also live with… it. Walker turned twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can't speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he can't continually hit himself. Expanded from Brown's Globe and Mail series about Walker, he sets out to discover his son. Some strong language. Canada Reads 2012. 2009.