My Story

My Story

My Story

Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand." The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon—-from the unique perspective of the icon herself.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Marilyn Monroe
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
Release : 2006-11-25
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781589795013


Orr

Orr

One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr. From 1966 through the mid-70s he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. Orr could do things that others simply couldn’t, and while teammates and opponents alike scrambled to keep up, at times they could do little more than stop and watch. Many of his records still stand today and he remains the gold standard by which all other players are judged. Mention his name to any hockey fan – or to anyone in New England – and a look of awe will appear.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bobby Orr
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2013-10-15
Total Pages : 340 Pages
ISBN : 9780143188681


My Story

My Story

On November 7, 2007 in Western Australia, 20-year-old Kate Campbell suffered life-threatening injuries when the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Swan River. She wasn't expected to wake up from her coma, but she did - only to face an arduous recovery that would include bouts of depression, multiple surgeries, and physical rehabilitation. What also lay ahead was a long legal battle after she sued the driver of the boat, Luke Woollard, who had been drunk behind the wheel. After five years in the courts, her resolve for justice, along with a chance encounter with a top lawyer, finally saw the case settle in 2012. My Story: A Path to Hope is an inspiring and gripping account of a young woman determined to regain her life overcoming any obstacle.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Kate Campbell
Publisher : Apollo Books
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 1742585361


My Story

My Story

Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team, and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup final and a champion's league final. His entire career, since 1998, has been spent at Anfield with Liverpool. In this book he charts his full playing career, shedding light on the defining games, his life off the pitch as well as the players and managers he's encountered. Explosive, controversial and searingly honest, this will be the last word from an era-defining player.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Steven Gerrard
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-09-24
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9781405924429


Your Story My Story

Your Story My Story

From the award-winning author of The Friendship comes a shattering, brilliantly inventive novel based on the volatile true love story of literary icons Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. In 1963 Sylvia Plath took her own life in her London flat. Her death was the culmination of a brief, brilliant life lived in the shadow of clinical depression--a condition exacerbated by her tempestuous relationship with mercurial poet Ted Hughes. The ensuing years saw Plath rise to martyr status while Hughes was cast as the cause of her suicide, his infidelity at the heart of her demise. For decades, Hughes never bore witness to the truth of their marriage--one buried beneath a mudslide of apocryphal stories, gossip, sensationalism, and myth. Until now. In this mesmerizing fictional work, Connie Palmen tells his side of the story, previously untold, delivered in Ted Hughes's own uncompromising voice. A brutal and lyrical confessional, Your Story, My Story paints an indelible picture of their seven-year relationship--the soaring highs and profound lows of star-crossed soul mates bedeviled by their personal demons. It will forever change the way we think about these two literary icons.

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Author : Connie Palmen
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 206 Pages
ISBN : 1542004632


My Story

My Story

How did Elizabeth Smart survive nine months in captivity-and manage to forge a new life for herself? This is her story. On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. "The inspirational and ultimately redemptive story of a teenage girl's descent into hell... and of the faith that fueled her determination to survive." -Kirkus Reviews In My Story, Smart tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she convinced her captors to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served. "[The book's] power lies in the way Smart presents herself-stronger but somehow still innocent." -The New Yorker

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Elizabeth A. Smart
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2015-11-03
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1250056691


My Story Poems

My Story Poems

This book details short stories and poetry that I have written since the start of high school. A lot of the material came from the heart, to how I was feeling during the experience at the time. I have worked hard in the last twenty-two years on this and finally came to the conclusion that it is time to get this work published. A lot of sweat, tears, fears, and whatnot came into this work, and I hope you enjoy it as much I have. I hope that anyone going through hard times can relate and find my thoughts and my writing more than understanding. Please sit back and enjoy, and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Dulcie Monroe
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2014-11-25
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781496950628


Liver Transplant My Story

Liver Transplant My Story

A person without a functioning liver will die. Until a mere 30 years ago, there was no solution for millions suffering from many forms of liver disease, one of which is Hepatitis C, The Silent Killer. The Solution? Transplantation. LIVER TRANSPLANT: MY STORY describes my experience from the first moment of realization that my liver was diseased through to the pre-transplant, actual transplant, and post-transplant periods. It makes clear what the body is going through and what it will go through. All medical descriptions are defined in layman's terms and made completely understandable. It answers many questions such as, "What does the liver do?" This book is written for all those patients who are transplant candidates. It attempts to allay the anxiety they may have as they approach unknown territory. It makes the unknown known, thereby removing the mystery of the impending experience. It also speaks loudly of the inherent value of believing that all will be well. It assures the patient that the miracle of transplantation transforms what had been a death sentence into a gift of life. And here I am, writing all about it.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Bernice Berger Miller
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-05-10
Total Pages : 109 Pages
ISBN : 9781468594232


Uggie My Story

Uggie My Story

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Uggie
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-16
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781476700489


My Story Starts Here

My Story Starts Here

Deborah Ellis, activist and award-winning author of The Breadwinner interviews young people involved in the criminal justice system and lets them tell their own stories. Jamar found refuge in a gang after leaving an abusive home where his mother stole from him. Fred was arrested for assault with a weapon, public intoxication and attacking his mother while on drugs. Jeremy first went to court at age fourteen (“Court gives you the feeling that you can never make up for what you did, that you’re just bad forever”) but now wears a Native Rights hat to remind him of his strong Métis heritage. Kate, charged with petty theft and assault, finally found a counselor who treated her like a person for the first time. Many readers will recognize themselves, or someone they know, somewhere in these stories. Being lucky or unlucky after making a mistake. The encounter with a mean cop or a good one. Couch-surfing, or being shunted from one foster home to another. The kids in this book represent a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. Every story is different, but there are common threads — loss of parenting, dislocation, poverty, truancy, addiction, discrimination. The book also includes the points of view of family members as well as “voices of experience” — adults looking back at their own experiences as young offenders. Most of all, this book leaves readers asking the most pressing questions of all. Does it make sense to put kids in jail? Can’t we do better? Have we forgotten that we were once teens ourselves, feeling powerless to change our lives, confused about who we were and what we wanted, and quick to make a move without a thought for the consequences? Key Text Features illustrations photographs further reading glossary resources Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Deborah Ellis
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release : 2019-09-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781773061344