Let Me Be Frank With You

A Frank Bascombe Book
Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062341634
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 6840

Continue Reading →

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century. Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers.

Let Me Be Frank


Author: Frank Bruno
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907324871
Category: Boxers (Sports)
Page: 278
View: 2451

Continue Reading →

"Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world's sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. Now ready to talk about the condition that devastated his world, Frank's story offers his own unique perspective on living with bipolar disorder. His fears, his triumphs and the great affection he feels for the legion of fans he has to this day. His aim is to give others hope and inspiration. Ever since I retired, one thing has stood between me and being the man I want to be. My mind. In the end it saw me locked up against my will and pumped full of so many drugs I didn't have the strength to stand. When I am in the grip of my bipolar disorder and the drugs are pickling my brain I am unable to stand for days. But I will always get back up. It is the only way I know."--

Let Me Be Frank

My Life at Virginia Tech
Author: Frank Beamer,Jeff Snook
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600788467
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 6248

Continue Reading →

After 26 seasons as head football coach at Virginia Tech University, Frank Beamer is not only the longest tenured but also the winningest active coach of any major college program, and Let Me Be Frank contains his personal reflections on more than a quarter-century leading the Virginia Tech program. Beamer has directed his alma mater to 20 consecutive bowl appearances, including six BCS bowls, five top-10 finishes, and a trip to the National Championship Game in 1999 led by a freshman quarterback named Michael Vick. But success didn’t come immediately: he started his career at VT with four losing seasons in his first six years, including a 2-8-1 record in 1992 when many fans wanted him fired. He relates how he turned a mediocre program into a perennial power while sporting a clean NCAA record and a well-earned reputation as one of the most-respected head coaches in the nation. However, Beamer is regarded as an even better man than a football coach: he created a state-wide program to help children read, and in the aftermath of the deadliest campus massacre in U.S. history, he met with the parents of the victims and visited with each wounded student. He shares stories from his time spent both on and off the gridiron, including memories of generations of Hokies stars such as Vick, André Davis, Jim Druckenmiller, Corey Moore, Jake Grove, and others.

Be Frank With Me

A Novel
Author: Julia Claiborne Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062413732
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4730

Continue Reading →

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous “piano teacher and itinerant male role model” Xander fits into the Banning family equation—and whether Mimi will ever finish that book. Full of heart and countless “only-in-Hollywood” moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.

The Lay of the Land


Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307363708
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 9353

Continue Reading →

With The Sportswriter, in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later – after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award – was hailed by The Times of London as “an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself.” Frank Bascombe’s story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He’s now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: “all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies.” Richard Ford’s first novel in over a decade: the funniest, most engaging (and explosive) book he’s written, and a major literary event. From the Hardcover edition.

The Bascombe Novels

The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land
Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408838397
Category: Fiction
Page: 1336
View: 1493

Continue Reading →

This trilogy of brilliant novels - The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction. When we meet Frank Bascombe in The Sportswriter, his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life that has been irrevocably changed by the loss of a marriage, a career, a child. We then follow Frank, ever brilliantly and hilariously observant, through Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, witnessing his fortune's rise and his family's fragmentation and reintegration. With finely honed prose and an eye that captures the most subtle nuances of the human condition in all its pathos, humour, beauty and strangeness, Richard Ford transforms Frank Bascombe's life into a riveting moving parable of life in America today.

Independence Day


Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408835088
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 1246

Continue Reading →

Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an 'Existence Period' - selling real estate in New Jersey and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life. Independence Day is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of extraordinary empathy and perception.

In the Distance


Author: Hernan Diaz
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894972
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 7076

Continue Reading →

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

Portofino

A Novel
Author: Frank Schaeffer
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786713755
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 2550

Continue Reading →

The son of missionaries finds the family vacation in Portofino an embarrassing bore when his parents' behavior ruins his summer, almost, driving the teenager to seek some less-than-holy pleasures. Reprint.

The Sportswriter


Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408835118
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 4566

Continue Reading →

Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, thirty-eight, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic with spirits soaring. This is a magnificent novel that propelled Richard Ford into the first rank of American writers.

Let Me Be Frank


Author: Frank C. Auenson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780881440751
Category: Self-Help
Page: 116
View: 3716

Continue Reading →

Let Me Be Frank serves as a wakeup call to help you understand what you can do with your life. Never settle when your hopes and dreams are attainable. You can be successful. It is not reserved for a special few. There is no rule or law that says you can't be successful or achieve your hopes and dreams. You just have to want it bad enough to do something about it. Make your plan today and follow it. Stick with it. Even when you come up against roadblocks, you need to know that detours exist and you can make a difference in someone's life by your actions. Don't you want to be successful? Yes you do! Let Me Be Frank is the book to guide you to your success.

Let Me Be Frank

99 and ― Quotes to Motivate You!
Author: Frank C. Auenson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450034562
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7728

Continue Reading →

May I Be Frank

How I Changed My Ways, Lost 100 Pounds, and Found Love Again
Author: Frank Ferrante
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1583948791
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 137
View: 7389

Continue Reading →

"A candid, humorous account of the author's journey from morbid obesity and drug addiction to vibrant health and happiness"--Provided by publisher.

A Heart So White


Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307951073
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 8186

Continue Reading →

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles the relentless power of the past. Juan knows little of the interior life of his father Ranz; but when Juan marries, he begins to consider the past anew, and begins to ponder what he doesn't really want to know. Secrecy--its possible convenience, its price, and even its civility--hovers throughout the novel. A Heart So White becomes a sort of anti-detective story of human nature. Intrigue; the sins of the father; the fraudulent and the genuine; marriage and strange repetitions of violence: Marías elegantly sends shafts of inquisitory light into shadows and onto the costs of ambivalence.

The Abounding River Personal Logbook

An Unfamiliar View of Being Abundance
Author: Matthew Engelhart,Terces Engelhart
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556437090
Category: Self-Help
Page: 178
View: 4360

Continue Reading →

"Presents the authors's practice of being abundance and invites the reader to practice being someone who loves one's life, adores oneself, accepts the world, is generous and grateful everyday, and experiences being provided for"--Provided by publisher.

Let Me Be a Woman


Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414328087
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 765

Continue Reading →

“In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her.” Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in a number of essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed. Available in trade softcover and as a Living Book.

Frank

Fighting Back
Author: Frank Bruno,Kevin Mitchell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0224077775
Category: Boxers (Sport)
Page: 288
View: 1440

Continue Reading →

At the age of eleven Frank Bruno was sent to reform school. At thirty-three he was crowned heavyweight champion of the world. At forty-one he was committed to a psychiatric hospital. Now, he's back - with his real story...