The Path to Power

By Margaret Thatcher

In a prequel to The Downing highway Years, Thatcher describes her adolescence, Oxford schooling, early access into politics, and upward thrust to energy in Parliament, sharing insights into the affects that formed her lifestyles and political profession. 250,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. journey.

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Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents

By Paul Theroux

This heartfelt and revealing account of Paul Theroux's thirty-year friendship with the mythical V. S. Naipaul is an intimate checklist of a literary mentorship that strains the expansion of either writers' careers and explores the original impact each one had at the different. equipped round unique landscapes, anecdotes which are revealing, funny, and depression, and 3 a long time of mutual historical past, it is a own account of the way one develops as a author and the way a friendship waxes and wanes among males who've set themselves at the perilous trip of a writing life.

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The Rice Queen Diaries

By Daniel Gawthrop

In this relocating autobiography, Daniel Gawthrop writes in regards to the politics and pleasures of being a self-identified “rice queen”: a homosexual guy who's drawn to Asians. Navigating in the course of the city jungles of Western towns like Vancouver and London, in addition to the humid streets of Bangkok and Hanoi, Daniel explores the multicultural minefields of sexuality and tradition as he articulates the manners and contradictions of his desires.

The politics of race, and the unstated principles of homosexual Asian tradition in either Western and jap settings, underscore Daniel’s own trip, during which he recollects his youngster years spent idolizing Bruce Lee and his fixation on an Asian schoolmate whose hazing turns into a sexual spectacle for him. As he enters maturity, his wishes turn into take place as he explores the subcultures of lengthy Yang golf equipment (where homosexual Asians and “their admirers” can meet) sooner than departing for Asia, the place his encounters develop into transactions, and he learns the not easy method that sexual hope has a human and emotional cost.

Evoking the subjects of Edward Said’s Orientalism, The Rice Queen Diaries is as a lot a private assertion approximately tradition and otherness because it is ready homosexual wish. Traversing 3 continents, those diaries are a private reckoning, a daring coming to phrases with the nuances of sexuality that has relevance for all of us.

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Going Within

Ultimately Shirley MacLaine unearths the secrets and techniques of  her intimate trip of transformation. In three  international bestsellers, Out on a Limb, Dancing within the Light,  and It's All within the Playing,  multi-talented Shirley MacLaine defined her own  ongoing non secular trip looking for internal harmony  and self-transcendence. Now this celebrated  actress, social activist, and outspoken philosopher shares  an enlightened application of non secular ideas and  mental routines to turn into more fit, happier, and  more attuned to the normal concord of the world  around-and within-ourselves. In Going  Within Shirley MacLaine solutions lots of the  most not easy and demanding questions she has  been requested approximately her stories in seminars and  interviews she has carried out from coast to coast.  Transformation is at middle of her profound and  inspiring message-the strength to form our lives, to find  inner peace and knowledge, and to arrive highest  potential in relationships, at paintings, and at home.  Candid, usually arguable, and continually courageous,  Shirley MacLaine opens the doorways to an  irresistible trip of discovery and revelation. by way of going  within, she exhibits us the right way to achieve a brand new point of  love and concord, decrease pressure, free up worry, and  discover the thrill of a new-and better-way of living.  Use mild, sound, crystals, and visualizations to  increase your own strength. discover the power  of meditation to align physique, brain, and spirit.  Understand and converse together with your hidden self.  Learn the secrets and techniques of sexual success in a brand new age  of dedication. event the beautiful mysteries of  psychic surgical procedure and masses extra!

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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

By Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl

New York occasions Bestseller!
 
“This relocating learn can have you attaining for the tissues and smiling with delight….Stunningly alive at the web page, Esther indicates that usually the genuine that means of life—helping and loving others—can be discovered even if bravely dealing with death.” –People journal, four stars

In complete colour and illustrated with paintings and pictures, it is a selection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the overdue Esther Grace Earl, who kicked the bucket in 2010 on the age of sixteen. Essays by way of friends and family aid to inform Esther’s tale in addition to an advent by way of award-winning writer John eco-friendly who devoted his number one bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

Learn extra approximately Esther at tswgobook.tumblr.com.

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My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir

An Academy Award-winning actress and the across the world bestselling writer of Out on a Limb provides her touching, hot, and headline-making memoir. In My fortunate Stars Shirley MacLaine talks candidly and in my opinion approximately her 4 a long time in Hollywood, in particular concerning the males and women--her "lucky stars"--who touched and challenged her existence.

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The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

By Kamin Mohammadi

Kamin Mohammadi used to be 9 years previous while her family members fled Iran throughout the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered by means of the seismic alterations in her fatherland, she became her again at the prior and spent her teenage years attempting to slot in with British attitudes to relatives, meals and freedom. She was once twenty-seven prior to she again to Iran, drawn inexorably again via thoughts of her grandmother's residence in Abadan, with its conventional internal courtyard, its noisy gatherings and its very wallssteeped in history.The Cypress Tree is Kamin's account of her trip domestic, to rediscover her Iranian self and to find for the 1st time the tale of her family members: a sprawling extended family that sprang from humble roots to bloom throughout the prosperous, Biba-clad Sixties, basically to be shaken by way of the horrors of the Iran-Iraq conflict and the heartbreak of exile, and toughened via the fight for democracy that keeps today.This relocating and passionate memoir is a love letter either to Kamin's striking relatives and toIran itself, an old kingdom which has survived a lot sleek tumult yet the place pleasure and resilience will constantly overcome melancholy.

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Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book

By Joyce Morgan, Conrad Walters

While a chinese language monk broke right into a hidden collapse 1900, he exposed one of many world’s nice literary secrets and techniques: a time tablet from the traditional Silk street. within, scrolls have been piled from ground to ceiling, undisturbed for 1000 years. The gem inside of used to be the Diamond Sutra of advert 868. This key Buddhist educating, made 500 years prior to Gutenberg inked his press, is the world’s oldest published ebook.

The Silk highway as soon as associated China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed retailers, pilgrims and ideas. yet its cultures and oases have been swallowed via transferring sands. significant to the Silk Road’s rediscovery was once a guy named Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-born student and archaeologist hired via the British provider.

Undaunted by way of the substantial Gobi wasteland, Stein crossed millions of desolate miles along with his fox terrier sprint. Stein met the chinese language monk and secured the Diamond Sutra and lots more and plenty extra. The scroll’s journey—by camel via arid barren region, by means of boat to London’s curious students, by way of educate to sidestep the bombs of global conflict II—merges an explorer’s adventures, political intrigue, and persevered controversy.

The Diamond Sutra has encouraged Jack Kerouac and the Dalai Lama. Its trip has coincided with the growing to be attraction of Buddhism within the West. because the Gutenberg Age cedes to the Google Age, the survival of the Silk Road’s maximum treasure is testomony to the patience of the written notice.

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Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal

An intimate, licensed but absolutely frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), the most finished, noticeable, and arguable American novelists and cultural figures of the earlier century 

The made from thirty years of friendship and dialog, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs in the back of the glittering floor of Gore Vidal’s colourful profession to bare the advanced emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn lifestyles. yet there's lots of glittering floor as well—a digital Who’s Who of the 20th century, from Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart during the Kennedys, Johnny Carson, Leonard Bernstein, and the crème de l. a. crème of Hollywood. additionally a beneficiant aiding of feuds with the likes of William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, and The New York Times, between different adversaries. 
     The lifetime of Gore Vidal teemed with impressive incidents, well-known humans, and lasting achievements that decision out for cautious evocation and exam. Jay Parini crafts Vidal’s lifestyles into an obtainable, unique tale that places the event of 1 of the nice American figures of the postwar period into context, introduces the writer and his works to a iteration who won't comprehend him, and appears backstage on the guy and his paintings in methods by no means attainable ahead of his dying. supplied with certain entry to Vidal’s existence and his papers, Parini excavates many buried skeletons but by no means loses sight of his deep recognize for Vidal and his excellent presents. this can be the biography Gore Vidal—novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, historian, wit, provocateur, and pioneer of homosexual rights—has lengthy wanted.

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