Others said such magazines made them feel good; although they were only “little people who didn't count,” their lives were far better than those of the rich and famous. Proof of this was that rich and famous women were always ill, ...

Author: Irving Shulman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595091348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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Written in the 1960s, at the height of Jackie Kennedy’s popularity, this book addresses the pressures that American society placed on this strong, vibrant widow. Irving Shulman details Jackie’s life leading up to and following the death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, focusing on the despicable and intrusive behavior of the media. Shulman sees Jackie as a victim of tabloid culture and uses her case to express his contempt for the American press.
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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

But I never set out to be rich and famous. Quite the opposite. ... Not a star, not richer or more famous than anyone else, just the best I could be. ... I loved it, it was fun and it was better than working in a factory. Forget rich and ...

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473689336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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'Wise, funny' Daily Mail 'Chatty and engaging . . . he often comes across as endearingly humble' Sunday Times 'Thoroughly engaging' Sunday Express magazine 'Fabulous storytelling' Prima One of 'the top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies' -Guardian Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films - including all-time favourites - from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the top of his profession from the toughest beginning. But as he says 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.' Now in his 85th year he wants to share everything he's learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.
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Victims of Circumstance

You make it big and now you think you better than everybody. I deserve to be rich and famous and mean to people. Why can't I have my turn. “I know you're hurting from what those boys did to you and believe me whatever it was I'm sorry ...

Author: Kenneth Johnson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503540248

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Our lives are ruled by circumstances and becoming a victim at some point is inevitable. How we choose to handle it is up to us except when it is out of our control.
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John Guare

Much better than Rich and Famous , though Guare piles on too many jokes , rather than trusting the serious material . Audiences may like the play depending on their " tolerance for surrealistic absurdity . " R221 Gill , Brendan .

Author: Jane Kathleen Curry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312524

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Best known for his plays Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves, John Guare is a major figure in the contemporary American theater. This sourcebook is both a convenient reference and a resource for further investigation of his plays. The volume chronicles Guare's achievements with a chronology and biographical essay. The comprehensive guide also includes summaries of his published and unpublished plays, overviews of the critical reception of each work, production credits, a primary bibliography of dramatic and nondramatic writings, and extensive annotated bibliographies of reviews and other secondary material.
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More Information Than You Require

TRANSLATED, that means celebrities, or “not you. ... I went to the spa and I took a Percocet.156 I've never felt more famous! SO IF YOU WANT TO FEEL RICH AND FAMOUS BUT DON'T HAVE A LOT OF CASH (OR FAME), TRY TAKING DRUGS. 156.

Author: John Hodgman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101653494

Category: Humor

Page: 400

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The New York Times bestseller by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman—The Daily Show's "Resident Expert" and the "PC" in the iconic Apple ads—picks up exactly where his first book left off. In fact, "the new volume is in every way a continuation of Areas of My Expertise, except in the ways it's clearly superior." (The Onion AV Club) In 2005, John Hodgman published his first compendium of Complete World Knowledge, The Areas of My Expertise, a handy volume of fake trivia and made-up facts. Hodgmania was born. Virtually overnight, John Hodgman was whisked from tweedy obscurity to the high ether of minor celebrity. And from his strange new vantage point as a Famous Minor Television Personality, Hodgman realized that there is some world knowledge yet to be documented. And so he returned to exactly where he had left off—namely, page 256 of the paperback edition of The Areas of My Expertise. And he brought with him: MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE. Which, naturally, begins on page 257. Like its predecessor, More Information Than You Require consists of brief articles, overlong lists, frighteningly complex charts, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes such as: THE PAST (because there is always more of it) THE FUTURE (because they say there is still some left) MOLE-MEN (including a list of 700 Mole-man names) GAMBLING, THE SPORT OF THE ATHSMATIC MAN (including hermit crab racing) CRYPTOGEOGRAPHY (including Canada) HOW TO BE A FAMOUS MINOR TELEVISION PERSONALITY (Hint: Go on television) AND NOW, the relatively pocket-sized and inexpensive paperback edition includes even more. MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE, updated to include the very latest in implausibility. PLUS!: This paperback edition includes a special self-expanding fold-out edition of THE TAXONOMY OF COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, which you have probably never seen before because it has been carefully hidden. UNTIL NOW. Look out for John Hodgman's latest book, Vacationland, available from Viking in Fall 2017.
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Blue Genes

A typical answer —“I hope not”—draws a look of fear and desperation until they are assured, “You can be better than normal!” One morning in 2004, I saw three outpatients in a row for brief, three-month medication checks.

Author: Paul Meier

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414375786

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Many common psychological problems, such as depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ADHD, can be linked to chemical imbalances in the brain. Dr. Paul Meier, whose clinic treats thousands of people per week, has written Blue Genes to help find answers for those who struggle. Through fascinating case studies, Dr. Meier shows the dramatic difference counseling and medicine can make. This empowering book addresses how genetics, environment, diet, fitness, and spirituality all affect our minds and our quality of life.
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But if we do see another movement and then another, then our eye remains and we want to know more. ... It may also be tribal – creating the desire to have what the rich and famous have or indeed to be better than others and thereby ...

Author: Philip Gardiner

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846942501

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 157

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Explains the processes of delusion and provides answers to some of the biggest mysteries, alien abduction and UFOs; ghosts and the paranormal; propaganda and religious mind control. Is mankind ready for the truth?
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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

According to Smith, in the eyes of the rich and famous and powerful, all of that attention appears to compensate ... Rather than merely envying the rich and famous, Smith is saying that we imagine they deserve a fate better than the ...

Author: Russ Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698139619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune. Adam Smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. But few people know that when it came to the behavior of individuals—the way we perceive ourselves, the way we treat others, and the decisions we make in pursuit of happiness—the Scottish philosopher had just as much to say. He developed his ideas on human nature in an epic, sprawling work titled The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Most economists have never read it, and for most of his life, Russ Roberts was no exception. But when he finally picked up the book by the founder of his field, he realized he’d stumbled upon what might be the greatest self-help book that almost no one has read. In How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, Roberts examines Smith’s forgotten masterpiece, and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom. Smith’s insights into human nature are just as relevant today as they were three hundred years ago. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune or the respect of our friends and family? How can we make the world a better place? Smith’s unexpected answers, framed within the rich context of current events, literature, history, and pop culture, are at once profound, counterintuitive, and highly entertaining.
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Plutarch s Morals

For as hunters are more likely to catch the objects of their chase unawares, if they do not openly appear to be so ... way as for better men, and most readily take back their own view, if any influential or rich or famous person espouse ...

Author: Plutarch Plutarch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735787132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 591

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Some of the things that grow on the earth are in their nature wild and barren and injurious to the growth of seeds and plants, yet those who till the ground consider them indications not of a bad soil but of a rich and fat one; so also there are passions of the soul that are not good, yet are as it were offshoots of a good disposition, and one likely to improve with good advice. Among these I class shyness, no bad sign in itself, though it affords occasion to vice. For the modest oftentimes plunge into the same excesses as the shameless, but then they are pained and grieved at them, and not pleased like the others. For the shameless person is quite apathetic at what is disgraceful, while the modest person is easily affected even at the very appearance of it. Shyness is in fact an excess of modesty. And thus it is called shamefacedness, because the face exhibits the changes of the mind. For as dejection is defined to be the grief that makes people look on the ground, so shamefacedness is that shyness that cannot look people in the face.
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Trans Formations

Better than rich and famous, he found happiness by being himself in the present. Diogenes was an intriguing character for he was unlike other Greeks. He wasn't an ordinary citizen, which made him extraordinary in many ways.

Author: Joseph Knecht

Publisher: Joseph Knecht

ISBN: PKEY:6610000267316

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 330

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This book will transform the way you see the world. A timeless story told through the eyes of seven mortals reveals the nature of human immortality. Seven people shaped the way we saw the world in the past, but now they are back to reveal a higher transcendental reality in which we all live. Written in the form of a letter to God, seven people will try to awaken your spirit to a new realization of your true nature. Seven people will tell you who you are. Adam, the first human from the story of Genesis will tell you how he was created. Socrates, Alexander the Great, Anna Maria, Einstein, Trump will share their wisdom, struggles, love, knowledge, and ego so that you can learn what they had learned. In the end, Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, will share his visions with humanity. Enoch will reveal how the story of humanity ends.
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