Nine Years Under

Nine Years Under
Title Nine Years Under PDF eBook
Author Sheri Booker
Publisher Penguin
Pages 274
Release 2014-07-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1592407625

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A dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming of age in a black funeral home in Baltimore Sheri Booker was only fifteen when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea her summer job would become nine years of immersion into a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, Sheri found comfort in the funeral home and soon had the run of the place. With AIDS and gang violence threatening to wipe out a generation of black men, Wylie was never short on business. As families came together to bury one of their own, Booker was privy to their most intimate moments of grief and despair. But along with the sadness, Booker encountered moments of dark humor: brawls between mistresses and widows, and car crashes at McDonald’s with dead bodies in tow. While she never got over her terror of the embalming room, Booker learned to expect the unexpected and to never, ever cry. Nine Years Under offers readers an unbelievable glimpse into an industry in the backdrop of all our lives.




Nine Years Under

Nine Years Under
Title Nine Years Under PDF eBook
Author Sheri Booker
Publisher Avery
Pages 270
Release 2013
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1592407129

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"Six Feet Under" meets "The Wire" in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming of age in a black funeral home in Baltimore. Booker had no idea that her summer job at Wylie Funeral Home would become nine years of immersion in a hidden world.




Savage Inequalities

Savage Inequalities
Title Savage Inequalities PDF eBook
Author Jonathan Kozol
Publisher Crown
Pages 338
Release 2012-07-24
Genre Education
ISBN 0770435688

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American public education system. For two years, he visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington, D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools. Praise for Savage Inequalities “I was unprepared for the horror and shame I felt. . . . Savage Inequalities is a savage indictment. . . . Everyone should read this important book.”—Robert Wilson, USA Today “Kozol has written a book that must be read by anyone interested in education.”—Elizabeth Duff, Philadelphia Inquirer “The forces of equity have now been joined by a powerful voice. . . . Kozol has written a searing exposé of the extremes of wealth and poverty in America’s school system and the blighting effect on poor children, especially those in cities.”—Emily Mitchell, Time “Easily the most passionate, and certain to be the most passionately debated, book about American education in several years . . . A classic American muckraker with an eloquent prose style, Kozol offers . . . an old-fashioned brand of moral outrage that will affect every reader whose heart has not yet turned to stone.”—Entertainment Weekly




The Bald Mermaid

The Bald Mermaid
Title The Bald Mermaid PDF eBook
Author Sheila Bridges
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2013
Genre Architecture
ISBN 9781938461057

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The poignant memoir of an African American woman designer who reveals her secrets to a successful career while battling the effects of alopecia.




Half-Life of a Zealot

Half-Life of a Zealot
Title Half-Life of a Zealot PDF eBook
Author Swanee Hunt
Publisher Duke University Press
Pages 436
Release 2006-10-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780822338758

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An autobiography by Swanee Hunt, daughter of the legendary oil magnate H. L. Hunt, Bill Clinton's Ambassador to Austria, and internationally renowned philanthropist.




Romance Is My Day Job

Romance Is My Day Job
Title Romance Is My Day Job PDF eBook
Author Patience Bloom
Publisher Penguin
Pages 320
Release 2014-02-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0698148568

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“Highly recommended for romantics of all stripes."—Library Journal, starred review Why isn’t real-life romance more like fiction? Patience Bloom asked herself this question, many times over. As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like their heroines: That shy guy she had a crush on would sweep her off her feet and turn out to be a rock star. Not exactly her reality, but Patience kept hoping. Years later she found her dream job, editing romances for Harlequin itself. Every day, her fantasies came true—on the page. Her dating life, however, remained uninspired. She nearly gave up hope. Then one day Patience got a real-life chance at romance, but Sam lived thousands of miles away. Was it worth the risk? Could love conquer all?




Small Town Baltimore

Small Town Baltimore
Title Small Town Baltimore PDF eBook
Author Gilbert Sandler
Publisher JHU Press
Pages 262
Release 2002-10-10
Genre History
ISBN 9780801870699

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"This "album of memories" introduces the reader to the people and places - neighborhoods, restaurants, department stores, parks, hotels, night clubs, racetracks, and theaters - that once put the charm in Charm City."--BOOK JACKET.