Hammered by Mark Ward

By Mark Ward

On eleventh could 2009, Ward left Kirkham criminal in Lancashire, the one-time top-flight winger had spent 4 years at Her Majesty's excitement for medicinal drugs offences. His crime was once renting a estate during which cocaine with a road price of £645,000 was once came upon in the course of a police raid in might 2005. Ward by no means denied his involvement. Broke and with out everlasting domestic on the time, he had authorized £400 per week from an acquaintance to hire a home for an unspecified "stash". He used to be despatched down for 8 years. He has continuously stated his "stupid, poor mistake". A footballer who used to be spoken of as England fabric, Ward used to be ever-present within the most sensible league season West Ham ever had (1985-86), and a top-flight participant with Manchester urban and Everton. within the first ever week of the most well known League in 1992, he helped Everton win 3-0 at previous Trafford. Later he was once player-coach at Birmingham in a promoting season that observed silverware at Wembley. He had a stunning spouse, now former spouse, who Ward jokes was once "the unique WAG", and a part of "the reliable lifetime of a footballer" which incorporated an immense condo, flash vehicle, great outfits, overseas vacation trips, and a £2,000-a-week agreement, which within the early Nineteen Nineties nonetheless appeared some huge cash within the prime League. however the taking part in days ended, and a determined struggle to stick within the video game – at lower-league golf equipment, then in Hong Kong and Iceland– finally needed to be given up. The decline ended in crime, and felony. Ward occupied himself by way of writing his lifestyles tale, by means of hand, on felony paper. He says: "I'm happy with my booklet. It's simply a good account of my lifestyles, no bullshit." Ward is outspoken approximately present avid gamers who've completed notoriety for the inaccurate purposes. He talks in regards to the escapades and run-ins with a number of recognized names, in and out soccer. in a single miraculous bankruptcy, "Shooting the Pope", Ward unearths how, at a 1992 fancy costume Christmas get together at Everton, he shot team-mate Barry Horne, dressed because the Pope, at shut variety, within the chest, with a true gun; this incident used to be by no means ahead of made public, nor have been many others, in the past.

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Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their by Amanda Adams

By Amanda Adams

The 1st ladies archaeologists have been Victorian period adventurers who felt so much at domestic whilst farthest from it. Canvas tents have been their domain names, sizzling center jap deserts their gardens of inquiry and hard work. because of them, winning principles approximately female nature — gentle, nurturing, submissive — have been upended. Ladies of the Field tells the tale of 7 extraordinary ladies, every one a pioneering archaeologist, each one headstrong, clever, and brave, who burst into what was once then a really younger technological know-how. Amanda Adams takes us with them as they hack away at underbrush lower than a blazing sunlight, conflict swarms of biting insects, commute on camelback for weeks on finish, and believe the thrill of unearthing heritage at an archaeological website. Adams additionally unearths the goals of those impressive ladies, their love of the sphere, their ardour for containing the previous of their arms, their fascination with human origins, and their utter overlook for conference.

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Trabant Trek: Crossing the World in a Plastic Car by Dan Murdoch

By Dan Murdoch

Cambodia is some distance from Germany - hundreds of thousands of miles, because it seems. And in among are a few of the world’s optimum mountains, so much inhospitable deserts and least welcoming nations. attempting to make the adventure overland was once continuously going to be tough. yet one workforce of twenty-somethings, tired of the predictable wanderings of the backpacker new release, idea they’d spice issues up a bit. they'd pass through motor vehicle. The worst motor vehicle on the planet. The notorious Soviet-era Trabant. this might be no whimsical meander around the globe, yet a undertaking with a cause—to bring up funds for the Cambodian young children they'd met on earlier visits to the rustic. From their base in primary Europe, east via Turkey and the gateway to Asia, then into the Caucasus, the 5 males and 3 ladies ferried around the Caspian Sea and into the forgotten global of relevant Asia, the police kingdom of Turkmenistan, the attractive Silk highway towns of Uzbekistan, the lovely mountain passes of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and the unending flat of the Kazakh steppe. They took on Russia’s freezing Siberian iciness and Mongolia’s icy plains, crossed booming China earlier than hitting the sun-speckled hills of Laos and the jungles of Cambodia. This booklet, in keeping with the explosive weblog from award-winning trip author and journalist Dan Murdoch, tells the interior tale of the Trabant Trek, and the way a bunch of close to strangers coped with the problem in their lives. Ten percentage of the royalties should be donated to the Trabant Trek charities.

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Memoirs by Tennessee Williams

By Tennessee Williams

Contributor note: John Waters (Introduction)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1995

When Memoirs was once first released in 1975, it created rather a lot of turbulence within the mediathough lengthy self-identified as a homosexual guy, Williams' candor approximately his love existence, sexual encounters, and drug use was once stumbled on stunning in and of itself, and such revelations through America's maximum residing playwright have been known as "a uncooked show of non-public life" through The ny occasions publication Review. because it seems, thirty years later, Williams' glance again at his existence isn't really fairly so scandalous because it as soon as appeared; he remembers his youth in Mississippi and St. Louis, his lengthy fight as a "starving artist," the "overnight" luck of The Glass Menagerie in 1945, the loss of life of his long-time spouse Frank Merlo in 1962, and his confinement to a psychiatric ward in 1969 and next restoration from alcohol and drug dependancy, all with an analogous directness, compassion, and perception that epitomize his plays.

And, after all, Memoirs is stuffed with Williams' outstanding buddies from the worlds of degree, reveal, and literature as heoften hilariously, occasionally fondly, occasionally notremembers them: Laurette Taylor, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh, Carson McCullers, Anna Magnani, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tallulah Bankhead to call a couple of. And now movie director John Waters, good familiar with surprising the yank public, has written an creation that offers a few viewpoint at the a number of reactions to Tennessee's Memoirs, whereas additionally paying tribute to a fellow artist who encouraged many together with his integrity and persistence.

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Girlvert: A Porno Memoir by Oriana Small

By Oriana Small

Proclaimed "girl-pervert" Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at middle, weaves throughout the intricacies of a decade out and in of the grownup movie undefined, love, medicinal drugs, and her personal firebrand of what it capacity to dwell ecstatically. From accolades to suffering, Girlvert illuminates the surreality of a existence lived past all comprehension.

Filling a request.

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Jason Priestley (A Memoir) by Jason Priestley

By Jason Priestley

Stories advised out of school

Jason Priestley: A Memoir tells the sincere, compelling, and sometimes funny information of Priestley's up-and-down existence, from his youth in Canada to his grownup lifestyles as a husband and father. Priestley stocks his top tales of lifestyles as a tender, unknown actor and later as a celebrity; a few of his compadres have been Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, and Ashley Judd, and he divulges never-before-revealed anecdotes approximately their early days as actors.

But regardless of his attractive insights and brilliant humorousness, Priestley doesn't steer clear of the harsh topics. In 2000, he had a broom with the legislation and was once in brief in prison. His longtime ardour for car racing ended in a devastating damage in 2002, in the course of a tradition run on the Kentucky Speedway while he crashed his race motor vehicle right into a wall at approximately one hundred ninety miles an hour. (Luke Perry, who was--and nonetheless is--one of his top acquaintances, rushed to his aspect after the crash.) ultimately Priestley made an entire recovery.

In Jason Priestley: A Memoir, Priestley stocks the delights and problems of residing a true lifestyles that's larger than any fiction.

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Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the by Matt Lewis

By Matt Lewis

"A sinister model of the precise typhoon . . . Thrilling." —Sunday occasions (UK)
For readers of The ideal Storm, Between a Rock and a difficult Place, and Into the Wild
There's not anything that armchair experience fans enjoy greater than a gripping real tale of catastrophe and heroism, and Last guy Off promises all that opposed to a panoramic backdrop of icebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had simply all started his dream activity as a systematic observer aboard a deep-sea fishing boat within the waters off Antarctica. because the group haul within the line for the day, a hurricane starts off to brew. while the captain vanishes and they're compelled to desert send, Lewis leads the break out onto 3 lifestyles rafts, the place the conflict for survival begins.
From the alternate Paperback edition.

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What The Grown-Ups Were Doing: An Odyssey Through 1950s by Michele Hanson

By Michele Hanson

Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish kinfolk in Ruislip within the Fifties - a suburban Metroland idyll of neat lawns, bridge events and Martini socials. but this shopfront of respectability masked a large number of anxieties and salacious goings-on. was once Shirley's mom quite having an affair with the fellow from the carpet store? Did chatterbox Dora Colborne harbour unspeakable wants for Michele's sulky dad? Whose Battenburg cake was once the easiest? an environment of excessive competition prevails, with Michele's mum suspicious of her non-Jewish neighbour's own behavior, and Michele very cautious of children's video games like 'Doctors and Nurses' that would deliver bottoms into the equation. And with glamorous, scheming Auntie Celia swanning round in silk attire hard cognizance, Michele has much to take care of. simply the once a year vacations to the south of France relieve the stress. This hilarious and beautifully evocative memoir charts Michele's early life and coming of age in a Britain that was once rising from post-war austerity into the times of 'you've by no means had it so good'. it's a characterful and affectionate examine a fashion of British existence lengthy seeing that disappeared yet one for which we proceed to carry large affection.

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Junky by William S. Burroughs

By William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs depicts the addict's existence: his hallucinations, his ghostly nocturnal wanderings, his unusual sexuality, and his starvation for the needle.

Introduction via Allen Ginsberg.

(It's unknown which version this is often - it's simply the intro, desk of contents, textual content, and glossary.)

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House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by John Bruning, David Bellavia

By John Bruning, David Bellavia

One of many nice heroes of the Iraq battle, employees Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal motion and uncooked depth of best his 3rd Platoon, Alpha corporation, right into a lethally choreographed kill quarter: the booby-trapped, explosive-laden homes of Fallujah's militant insurgents. Bringing to searing lifestyles the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry strive against, this lovely struggle memoir good points an indelibly drawn forged of characters, no longer all of whom could make it out of the town alive, in addition to chilling money owed of Bellavia's singular braveness: getting into one apartment on my own, he used each weapon at his disposal within the struggle of his existence opposed to America's such a lot implacable enemy.

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