An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both great and fleeting in the life of one of America's most celebrated and fabled women. Born to great wealth yet kept a virtual prisoner by the custody battle that raged between her proper aunt and her self-absorbed, beautiful mother, Gloria Vanderbilt grew up in a special world. Stunningly beautiful herself, yet insecure and with a touch of wildness, she set out at a very early age to find romance. And find it she did. There were love affairs with Howard Hughes, Bill Paley, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, and one-night stands, which she writes about with delicacy and humor, including one with the young Marlon Brando. There were marriages to men as diverse as Pat De Cicco, who abused her; the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, who kept his innermost secrets from her; film director Sidney Lumet; and finally writer Wyatt Cooper, the love of her life. Now, in an irresistible memoir that is at once ruthlessly forthright, supremely stylish, full of fascinating details, and deeply touching, Gloria Vanderbilt writes at last about the subject on which she has hitherto been silent: the men in her life, why she loved them, and what each affair or marriage meant to her. This is the candid and captivating account of a life that has kept gossip writers speculating for years, as well as Gloria's own intimate description of growing up, living, marrying, and loving in the glare of the limelight and becoming, despite a family as famous and wealthy as America has ever produced, not only her own person but an artist, a designer, a businesswoman, and a writer of rare distinction.
This is the candid and captivating account of a life that has kept gossip writers speculating for years, as well as Gloria's own intimate description of growing up, living, marrying, and loving in the glare of the limelight and becoming, ...
Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Mr Modernsky tells a story about two heavyweights of twentieth-century classical music: Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg.It traces the gradual change there has been in the way these two great rivals are perceived, looks in their music for the reasons and reflects on the nature of modernity in art and the sometimes pernicious effects of ideology. Meredith Oakes explores the tension between futuristic and historical elements in the work of these parallel artists and asks: is modernity merely about technical innovation? Must progress always mean exclusion of the past? '...a personal reflection on Oakes’s own changing attitude to music...the discussion of Wagner’s technique and its relevance to Schoenberg in the same section is so absorbing that the reader is carried along. It’s notoriously difficult to write about what music sounds like, but Oakes has some delightful turns of phrase.' Classical Music Magazine
A STUDENTI got the idea, and it seemed important at the time, that Arnold
Schoenberg represented the future of music. I liked other composers more,
Stravinsky for instance, but for some reason I didn't think Stravinsky was quite
Author: Meredith Oakes
Publisher: Oberon Books
A unique and gloriously nostalgic account of one eventful year in the fire service for readers who loved books such as CALL THE MIDWIFE and TRUST ME, I'M A VET. Nothing about the county fire service was quite what Malcolm expected when he joined the watch in Shrewsbury. As the newest member of the service he was first in line when swans terrorised the high street - and when a flock of owls got stuck on the roof of his local pub. Eighteen years old and more than ready to rush into burning buildings to save fair damsels in distress, young Malcolm soon realised he was more likely to be jumping into slurry pits and rivers to rescue any number of unfortunate animals. But for all the embarrassing situations Malcolm found himself in there were heart-stopping dramas too - and tragic farm and house fires. As he learns on the job and begins to win the respect of the old-timers, Malcolm starts to feel that maybe, one day, he just might make it as a fireman. But first he has to catch the eye of the smiley secretary in the office opposite the station ... Funny, moving and gloriously nostalgic, All Fired Up paints a unique portrait of rural Britain - and shows just how surprising a fireman's life can be.
With a bit of luck we'd be back at the station in time for a full English, then we'd be
on parade and on our way home. ... tried to keep our dates a secret from the rest
of the watch for a while – I'm not sure why – but it seemed important at the time.
Author: Malcolm Castle
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Extinction, brings together the leading edges of both science and spirituality in an engaging thriller. It is the first biotech spiritual thriller, and is designed so that the reader experiences his own spiritual journey as he follows the protagonist Dr. Kira Taylor's fictional one. Forces of good and evil race to find the Terminator gene. Can Kira develop a higher level of consciousness in time to save humankind from extinction?
“It seemed important at the time, but now I'm not so sure. Ihad this idea that some
global event occurred across the Earth's oceans during the end of the Cambrian
that affected every living microcellular organism. I thought it might be some ...
Author: Ronald C. Meyer
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so many animals are on the endangered species list?
It just hadn't seemed important at the time. Now it seemed a little more important.
Bird said, 'But aren't you not supposed to bark up the wrong tree until all your
ducks are in a row or something like that?' 'How about we don't do anything,' I
Author: Carla Gunn
Publisher: Coach House Books
Those of you who garden for a hobby, whether master or plebe, will find some of your thoughts mirrored in the tales and stories in The Gardener at Sea. The book speaks of sunsets, flowers, and scents. It supports your efforts and lends nobility to those who strive for floral beauty, food for the table, or fruit for the pies.
What time is it for you? Is it worse, less than best, a time to rest, or a time to relax
and enjoy a living treasure? ... it was so important to lug that piece of driftwood up
from the beach, I may never know again, but it seemed important at that time.
Author: Bob Battersby
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The purpose of this study will hopefully strengthen your faith by trusting God enough through prayer and His word to follow through in the direction He leads you. It is never a risk to follow God when you clearly hear from Him. His way is always the best way. If you allow Him to lead you, He will. Once you allow yourself to trust Him that much, your life will have peace and freedom like never before. His ways are not our ways, and often they are not as the world does. But the way of truth and His Truth will set us free. Sharon Schwartz grew up an active participant in her church. Starting with church choir, she eventually performed as a guest soloist in numerous churches. She is a choir and praise team member in her church yet today. She taught Sunday School, started women's small group neighborhood studies, coordinated mentoring programs, and began speaking at women's conferences. Having served for more than eight years as a BSF leader, she felt the calling to minister more directly to women's issues. Sharon has been involved with women's crisis center counseling and pregnancy counseling. She writes weekly women's devotionals for encouraging.com, the women's ministry website of her church. In addition to leading weekend retreats, she is presently enrolled in an ongoing women's seminary level study, and sits on the women's advisory board of her home church, Green Acres Baptist Church. Sharon has led numerous "Following the Shepherd Through Faith" studies and prays that you will never look at sheep and the Shepherd in the same way again. She has been married for 30 years to her husband Jeff. They reside in Tyler, Texas and are the parents of two married children, Melissa and Eric.
It will be ours forever. What a concept ... Sometimes I spend a lot of time on what I
believe is important, but when I look back, I don't think it was so important to God.
... At the time it seemed so fruitless, yet I was molding and shaping them for life.
Author: Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Xulon Press
This refreshing approach to the act of dreaming allows you to explore your full potential through the control of your dreams. It aches the reader how to construct dreams that will improve reality, and demonstrates how such dreams directly affect our lives.
It seemed important at the time.Even if we did notremember the dream,
thepowerof its memory still remained. We experienced it and it affected us—
perhaps in the same way that things from long ago had a profound effect on our
lives, Title ...
Author: Julie Silverthorn
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts" The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories… After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…
“It seemed important at the time.” Barabas looked at Raphael. “How do you put
up with that?” “Job first. That's the way she's wired,” Raphael told him. Doolittle
emitted a long-suffering sigh. “You know snakebite emergency procedures.
Author: Ilona Andrews
Irvin Muchnick ' a widely published writer and nephew of the late, legendary St. Louis wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick ' has produced a book unlike any other on the astonishing growth of professional wrestling and its profound impact on mainstream sports and society. In Wrestling Babylon, he traces the demise of wrestling's old Mafia-like territories and the rise of a national marketing base thanks to cable television, deregulation and a culture-wide nervous breakdown. Naturally, the figure of WWE's Vince McMahon lurks throughout, but equally evident is the public's late-empire lust for bread, circuses, and blood. As this book demonstrates, the more cartoonishly unreal wrestling got, the more chillingly real it became. What truly distinguishes Wrestling Babylon, however, is Muchnick's ability to show how professional wrestling has become the ur-carnival for a culture that feeds on escapist displays of humiliation, revenge, fantasy characters, and sex. His People magazine article on Hulk Hogan blew the lid off the drug abuse of the sport's signature superstar. His award-winning Penthouse profile of the ill-starred Von Erich clan was the first to connect the dots between wrestling, televangelism, and MTV-style production values. His never-before-published investigation of the death of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's girlfriend suggests the cover-up of a murder. The book's appendix ' a comprehensive listing of the dozens of wrestlers who died prematurely over the last generation, with little or no attention ' is both a valuable resource for wrestling historians and a shocking document of the ruthless way sports entertainment eats its own.
(See Chapter 1, “Sam Muchnick to Vince McMahon.”) Did I oppose the
WWFization of wrestling? You bet I did.Why? Beats the hell out of me.It seemed
important at the time,though I can't really identify what discrete principle was at
Author: Irv Muchnick
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
24th July 2110: When the midnight chimes end at Dez’s 16th-Eve Party she realises she’s destined to be an ‘Empty’. Her subsequent attempts to connect with her Psyche-Twin have startling consequences and she soon finds herself facing the worst of nightmares.
... but it seemed important at the time. “That's the irony,” she said. “He's in good
physical shape. He's had blood cleansing and marrow boosting treatments. He
has regular physiotherapy so that his muscles don't atrophy and he can breathe ...
Author: S M Stuart
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Things get a little demonic in the latest Arcane Underwold novel from the author of Splintered. Thanks to their recent involvement with a magus crimelord and his demonic partner in mayhem, occult thieves Anna Ruiz and Karyn Ames are both stuck sharing head space with a demon. But while Karyn’s possession has had the unexpected benefit of focusing her visions of the future, Anna’s demon is spurring on her darkest urges, and it’s only a matter of time before she acts on them—and hurts someone in the process. To save their skins, the two need to find a mysterious relic. But with their search taking them into some of the darkest places in the arcane underworld, Anna and Karyn will have to ally themselves with a group no self-respecting thief would be caught dead with—the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
It had seemed important at the time. Sobell stood, trying to ignore the shaking in
his hands. Something moved in his peripheral vision, but he didn't even bother to
look. Something was always moving in his peripheral vision these days. Clouds ...
Author: Jamie Schultz
Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters. In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow. On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew - in charge of the castle at Pendennis - were vital to the survival of the country, and on their backs rested the trust of those defending the nation. His eldest but base-born son, Maugan, emerges in the novel, through his loneliness and his love, as a touchingly honest and believable character who is, above all things, a man of his word.
I marked off the days with a wooden spoon that was daily brought and daily taken
away. I scratched the wall over my bunk. There was no means of knowing the
date when this imprisonment began but it seemed important that time in general ...
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.
Duringthe processof undertaking each of theseresearch projects it seemed
important thatIwas seen to be'putting in time' (asKing, 2000, hasargued). Inorder
to earn therespect of bothstaff and prisonersitwas necessary to be visibleand to
Author: D. Drake
Category: Social Science
A story of a disgustingly mediocre man who attempts to live a life completely free of judgment and condemnation. Discovering that to live a life free of judgment in the future, he must reckon with his past, he begins a cathartic journey that proves more spiritual than he ever imagined. Starting out in pain and culminating in gratitude, it is one mans struggle to make his world, and the world around him, a better place.
The battle surely seemed important at the time, and my ego (in here) screamed
louder and louder until I went to war, but in ... It would be hard not to feel same
considering what happened to me in adolescence and just prior to that event.
Author: Bruce W. Holsted
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience
At the same time it seemed important for her husband to nurture her as a parent
would a helpless child. Having had parents who were not attuned to her needs,
as an adult she had a chronic sense of deprivation, coupled with a largely ...
Author: Martin Milton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The short pieces assembled in Salvation in My Pocket are miniature experiments in Christian joy. They are attempts at describing the difference God makes to ordinary experience, and to discover glimpses of God's light in everyday life. If there is any thread that holds these haphazard reflections together, it is just the conviction that beneath the surface of things there lurks an invitation, gentle and alluring; that even in sadness and misfortune there is always rising up, as if from hidden wells, the promise of peace; and that the final word spoken over this world, and over each human life, will be a word of joy.
How can we explain it? This is where the lives of the saints turn out to be so
important. ... one occasion, I remember telling him about some personal crisis I
was experiencing—I don't remember what it was, but at the time it seemed
Author: Benjamin Myers
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Spirit of Adoption explores many of the complexities inherent in adoption and its relationship to spirituality, challenging us to move beyond the common mythologies about adoption to consider the more difficult questions adoption raises about the nature of God, family, culture, loss, and joy. Rather than hearing from experts in adoption, this collection uses the narratives of birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees themselves, bearing witness to the ways adoption shapes its participants' spiritual lives. By allowing others to narrate their spiritual journeys through adoption, we hope to proclaim that adoption can be a wonderful, powerful, hopeful experience, and one that is difficult, painful, despairing--and that these paradoxes of adoption might be held together in God's hand.
They all seemed to have joyful photos depicting the mom in the hospital bed
holding the newborn and the dad leaning in; it struck me that I did not ... I was
pregnant at the time; it seemed important to meet her before I had a baby of my
Author: Melanie Springer Mock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Роман "Один из наших" – история молодого человека, который всеми силами стремится освободиться из гнетущей его патриархальной атмосферы жизни на Среднем Западе. Герой отвергает предначертанную ему судьбу и выбирает военные похождения во Франции во время Первой мировой войны.Учебное пособие – книга для чтения на английском языке.
Indeed, Claude put a great deal of time and thought upon the matter, and for the
time being it seemed quite the most important thing in his life. He worked from an
English translation of the Proces, but he kept the French text at his elbow, and ...
Author: Уилла Кэсер
Category: Foreign Language Study
That business card couldn't be right. Callie Jamieson had just spent one impulsive, passionate night in the arms of the hottest, most irresistible stranger she'd ever met. And morning's light revealed her lover to be new PR client, billionaire Nick Brunicadi…. One sizzling night of passion, then she was gone. Undaunted, Nick was determined to find and have his fill of his mysterious seductress…a seductress, he discovered, who was carrying his heir!
Her hastily retrieved evening bag dangled from one slender wrist as he raised
her hands to his lips and kissed each of her knuckles in turn. They walked toward
his suite. It seemed important not to rush. Time needed to be taken to absorb her,
Author: Sandra Hyatt