It's Too Late Now

The Autobiography of a Writer
Author: A. A. Milne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509869719
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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A.A Milne, with his characteristic self-deprecating humour, recalls a blissfully happy childhood in the company of his brother and best friend, Ken, and writes with touching affection about his father who he adored and who died when Milne was only 12. From Westminster School he won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he edited the university magazine, Granta. He then went out into the world, more determined than ever to be a writer. After a stint at Punch Magazine, he enjoyed enormous success with his novels, plays and stories. And of course he is best remembered for his children’s novels and verses featuring Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. This is both an account of how a writer was formed and a charming period piece on literary life – Milne met countless famous author including H. G. Wells, J.M Barrie of Peter Pan fame and Rudyard Kipling.

Before It's Too Late

Alzheimer's: Return of Childhood Emotions
Author: Jane A. McAllister
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781449026479
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
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At the present time there are 5.3 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimers, and by 2010 nearly half a million new cases will be added each year. Data indicate that 70% of Alzheimers patients are cared for at home. Current studies of Alzheimers raise the possibility that early life traumas may be influential in the development of the disease. There is evidence that chronic psychological stress is associated with a nearly three fold increased risk of the illness. Family members and caregivers of Alzheimers patients, health professionals, and all who are concerned about the dramatic increase of the illness are interested in information which brings a greater depth to understanding those afflicted with Alzheimers. This book is autobiographical, and thus becomes an Alzheimers story. It is the story of an emotionally isolated childhood, an unproductive education, and an unhappy first marriage. My deliverance came in the sustaining love of a second marriage and a rewarding life with my psychiatrist husband. But now I have an illness that threatens the life restored and attempts to pummel me back into the depths of those earlier years. Since the onset of Alzheimers six years ago, the memories of my early years now return not just as thoughts but as feelings, and they leave a defining imprint on the symptoms of my Alzheimers. These symptoms include unreasoned resentment, desperate feelings of isolation, periods of profound embarrassment and humiliation, inexplicable and uncontrollable anger, recurring perceptions of personal guilt and inadequacy. All of these currently darken my days and threaten my desire to live. These are the same emotions that colored the earlier years of my life. Now the raging emotions return, and the emotional incontinence of Alzheimers puts my peace, my love, indeed my life once again in jeopardy.

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316041034
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
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Beware! Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book. OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong. I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro! Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all. I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it - if you're reading this, it's too late.

300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late

Author: Shannon Alder
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781462100569
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 129
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YOUR parents are a rich resource of wisdom that you can easily tap into with the help of this guide. While other family history books make you dig to find answers, this book provides places for note-taking and the perfect questions to provoke awe-inspiring answers from your own parents. Find out their views on a variety of topics, such as

Too Late to Say Goodbye

Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847396062
Category: True Crime
Page: 480
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Written within a cloistered environment to protect sources that have yet to be identified, TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE is a chilling portrait of two beautiful, successful women whose murders were made to look like suicides. Jenn Corbin appeared to have it all: two little boys, a posh home in the suburbs of Atlanta, and a husband - Dr Bart Corbin, a successful dentist - who was handsome and brilliant. Then, in December 2004, Jenn was found dead with a bullet in her head, apparently by suicide. Only later would detectives learn that another woman in Dr Corbin's past had been found years earlier with nearly the exact same wound to the head, also ruled a suicide. In TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE, Ann Rule - working in cooperation with victims' families, police investigators, and sources from Georgia to Australia - unravels the now-sensational deaths. What emerges is an incredible tale of jealous rage; of stunning evidence that runs from the steamy to the macabre; and of a fateful, mind-boggling coincidence that appears to have motivated the killings. The definitive unravelling of one of the strangest murder investigations of our time, this is the greatest achievement of a truly great writing career.

Too Late to Die Young

Nearly True Tales from a Life
Author: Harriet McBryde Johnson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312425715
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A civil rights advocate for people with disabilities describes the congenital neuromuscular disease that rendered her dependent on the assistance of others, her life-long struggle against popular assumptions about disabled people, and her philosophical and practical beliefs about mortality. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction
Author: Brian Dillon
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681372835
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 176
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A compelling ode to the essay form and the great essaysists themselves, from Montaigne to Woolf to Sontag. Essayism is a book about essays and essayists, a study of melancholy and depression, a love letter to belle-lettrists, and an account of the indispensable lifelines of reading and writing. Brian Dillon’s style incorporates diverse features of the essay. By turns agglomerative, associative, digressive, curious, passionate, and dispassionate, his is a branching book of possibilities, seeking consolation and direction from Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf, Roland Barthes, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Georges Perec, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Susan Sontag, to name just a few of his influences. Whether he is writing on origins, aphorisms, coherence, vulnerability, anxiety, or a number of other subjects, his command of language, his erudition, and his own personal history serve not so much to illuminate or magnify the subject as to discover it anew through a kaleidoscopic alignment of attention, thought, and feeling, a dazzling and momentary suspension of disparate elements, again and again.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Artist's Way for Retirement

It's Never Too Late to Discover Creativity and Meaning
Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 178180687X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 250
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‘Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know. My tools help to nurture those gifts.’ The Artist's Way movement began more than two decades ago and has now helped millions of people around the world to discover - and recover - their creativity. Whether you want to work on a large artistic project or simply wish to experience more creativity in your life, The Artist's Way for Retirement is the perfect guide to help anyone wanting to live a more creative and vital life. Packed with engaging, thought-provoking exercises and useful tools designed to help unlock your creative energy, this book will enable you to pursue creative activities with confidence, realize the creative dreams you have been harbouring and enjoy the freedom and independence that retirement offers. Using a range of artistic forms and styles, and devised to address and support the emotional upheaval that retirement can bring, this book will take you on remarkable and transformative creative adventures.

500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late

And the Very Best Places to Eat Them
Author: Jane Stern,Michael Stern
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547059075
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 452
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The authors present meals that they believe to be best examples in various food genres, in a treasury of profiles and informational sidebars that reveals where to find the ultimate regional specialties.

Never Too Late

My Musical Life Story
Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780201567632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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“If I could learn to play the cello well, as I thought I could, I could show by my own example that we all have greater powers than we think; that whatever we want to learn or learn to do, we probably can learn; that our lives and our possibilities are not determined and fixed by what happened to us when we were little, or by what experts say we can or cannot do.”Best known for his brilliant insight into the way children learn, John Holt was also an intrepid explorer of adult learning. At the age of forty, with no particular musical background, he took up the cello. His touching and hilarious account of his passionate second career demolished the myth that one must start an instrument (or a sport, or a language) in early childhood, and will inspire any reader who dreams of taking up a new skill.

Nuclear Nightmares

Securing the World Before It Is Too Late
Author: Joseph Cirincione
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231164041
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can prevent or contain nuclear disaster. They are dead wrong—these weapons, possessed by states large and small, stable and unstable, remain an ongoing nightmare. Joe Cirincione surveys the best thinking and worst fears of experts specializing in nuclear warfare and assesses the efforts to reduce or eliminate these nuclear dangers. His book offers hope: in the 1960s, twenty-three states had nuclear weapons and research programs; today, only ten states have weapons or are seeking them. More countries have abandoned nuclear weapon programs than have developed them, and global arsenals are just one-quarter of what they were during the Cold War. Yet can these trends continue, or are we on the brink of a new arms race—or worse, nuclear war? A former member of President Obama’s nuclear policy team, Cirincione helped shape the policies unveiled in Prague in 2009, and, as president of an organization intent on reducing nuclear threats, he operates at the center of debates on nuclear terrorism, new nuclear nations, and the risks of existing arsenals.

Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies

Myth of the Modern Woman
Author: Sandeep Parmar
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144117320X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Mina Loy is recognised today as one of the most innovative modernist poets, numbering Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, Djuna Barnes and T.S. Eliot amongst her admirers. Drawing on substantial new archival research, this book challenges the existing critical myth of Loy as a 'modern woman' through an analysis of her unpublished autobiographical prose. Mina Loy's Autobiographies explores this major twentieth century writer's ideas about the 'modern' and how they apply to the 'modernist' writer-based on her engagement with twentieth-century avant-garde aesthetics-and charts how Loy herself uniquely defined modernity in her essays on literature and art. Sandeep Parmar here shows how, ultimately, Loy's autobiographies extend the modernist project by rejecting earlier impressions of avant-garde futurity and newness in favour of a 'late modernist' aesthetic, one that is more pessimistic, inward and interested in the fragmentary interplay between the past and present.

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520946995
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 760
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"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"—meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

Dawn of D-Day

These Men Were There, June 6, 1944
Author: David Howarth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602392038
Category: History
Page: 255
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The power and the glory of the D-Day landings as recounted by the men who fought their way ashore. A tale told by a master of prose this account is among the best you'll ever read of the greatest amphibious invasion ever.