Buck

Buck
Title Buck PDF eBook
Author M.K. Asante
Publisher Random House
Pages 273
Release 2013-08-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0679645454

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“A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.”—Maya Angelou “In America, we have a tradition of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to define an era. . . . Buck may be this generation’s story.”—NPR A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.




My Several Worlds

My Several Worlds
Title My Several Worlds PDF eBook
Author Pearl S. Buck
Publisher Open Road Media
Pages 619
Release 2013-05-21
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1480421235

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A memoir from the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Not only [Buck’s] most important book, but—on many counts—her best book” (Kirkus Reviews). Often regarded as one of Pearl S. Buck’s most significant works, My Several Worlds is the memoir of a major novelist and one of the key American chroniclers of China. Buck, who was born to missionary parents in 1892, spent much of the first portion of her life in China, experiencing the Boxer Rebellion first hand and becoming involved with the society with an intimacy available to few outside observers. The book is not only an important reflection on that nation’s modern history, but also an account of her re-engagement with America and the intense activity that characterized her life there, from her prolific novel-writing to her loves and friendships to her work for abandoned children and other humanitarian causes. As alive with incident as it is illuminating in its philosophy, My Several Worlds is essential reading for travelers and readers alike. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.




Buck

Buck
Title Buck PDF eBook
Author M. K. Asante
Publisher
Pages 321
Release 2014-02-12
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9781410464637

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A poetic coming-of-age account of the author's youth in Zimbabwe and violent Philadelphia street gangs explores how his life was shaped by his father's absence, his brother's imprisonment and his mother's and sister's struggles with mental illness. (biography & autobiography).




The Child Who Never Grew

The Child Who Never Grew
Title The Child Who Never Grew PDF eBook
Author Pearl S. Buck
Publisher Open Road Media
Pages 95
Release 2012-08-21
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1453263594

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A “groundbreaking” memoir about raising a special-needs daughter in an era of misinformation and prejudice—a classic that helped transform our perceptions (Publishers Weekly). It was my child who taught me to understand so clearly that all people are equal in their humanity and that all have the same human rights. Pearl S. Buck is known today for earning a Nobel Prize in Literature and for such New York Times–bestselling novels as The Good Earth. What many do not know is that she wrote that great work of art with the motivation of paying for a special school for her oldest daughter, Carol, who had a rare developmental disorder. What was called “mental retardation” at the time—though some used crueler terms—was a disability that could cause great suffering and break a parent’s heart. There was little awareness of how to deal with such children, and as a result some were simply hidden away, considered a source of shame and stigma, while others were taken advantage of because of their innocence. In this remarkable account, which helped bring the issue to light, Pearl S. Buck candidly discusses her own experience as a mother, from her struggle to accept Carol’s diagnosis to her determination to give her child as full and happy a life as possible, including a top-quality education designed around her needs and abilities. Both heartrending and inspiring, The Child Who Never Grew provides perspective on just how much progress has been made in recent decades, while also offering common sense and timeless wisdom for the challenges still faced by those who love and care for someone with special needs. It is a clear-eyed and compelling read by a woman renowned for both her literary talent and her humanitarian spirit. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.




The Price of Illusion

The Price of Illusion
Title The Price of Illusion PDF eBook
Author Joan Juliet Buck
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 548
Release 2017-03-07
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1476762961

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From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and “one of the most compelling personalities in the world of style” (New York Times) comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris—“If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll adore The Price of Illusion” (Elle). In a book as rich and dramatic as the life she’s led, Joan Juliet Buck takes us into the splendid illusions of film, fashion, and fame to reveal, in stunning, sensual prose, the truth behind the artifice. The only child of a volatile movie producer betrayed by his dreams, she became a magazine journalist at nineteen to reflect and record the high life she’d been brought up in, a choice that led her into a hall of mirrors where she was both magician and dupe. After a career writing for Vogue and Vanity Fair, she was named the first American woman to edit VogueParis. The vivid adventures of this thoughtful, incisive writer at the hub of dreams across two continents over fifty years are hilarious and heartbreaking. Including a spectacular cast of carefully observed legends, monsters, and stars (just look at the index!), this is the moving account of a remarkable woman’s rocky passage through glamour and passion, filial duty and family madness, in search of her true self.




Memoirs and Remains of the late Rev. Charles Buck: containing copious extracts from his diary, and interesting letters to his friends; interspersed with various observations, explanatory and illustrative of his character and works. By John Styles

Memoirs and Remains of the late Rev. Charles Buck: containing copious extracts from his diary, and interesting letters to his friends; interspersed with various observations, explanatory and illustrative of his character and works. By John Styles
Title Memoirs and Remains of the late Rev. Charles Buck: containing copious extracts from his diary, and interesting letters to his friends; interspersed with various observations, explanatory and illustrative of his character and works. By John Styles PDF eBook
Author Rev. Charles BUCK
Publisher
Pages 462
Release 1817
Genre
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Chasing the Intact Mind

Chasing the Intact Mind
Title Chasing the Intact Mind PDF eBook
Author Amy S. F. Lutz
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 193
Release 2023-10-03
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 0197683843

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"In her 2006 memoir Strange Son, Portia Iversen coined the phrase "intact mind" to describe the typical cognitive abilities she believed were buried within even the most seemingly impaired autistic individuals, like her son Dov - who, at nine years old, was completely nonverbal and spent much of his time "chewing on blocks and tapping stones." Although he didn't know the alphabet, colors, or numbers; although he "could hardly point or nod his head to show what he meant"; although doctors had diagnosed Dov as "retarded" and told Iversen she "shouldn't wreck [her] marriage and destroy [her] other children's lives for his sake, when doing so was utterly and completely useless" - although all these things were true about her son, Iversen still imagined him "falling down a deep well, believed to be dead. And then years later, a light shone down that dark shaft and I could see him there, somehow still alive" (emphasis in original)"--