Through Jay Parini's eyes and words comes an accessible, entertaining story that puts the life and times of one of the great American figures of the post-war era into context, that introduces the author to a generation who didn't know him ...
Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini's biography probes behind the glittering surface of Vidal's colourful life to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truth underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well - a virtual Who's Who of the American Century, from Eleanor Roosevelt on down. The life of Gore Vidal was an amazingly full one; a life of colourful incident, famous people and lasting achievements that calls out for careful evocation and examination. Through Jay Parini's eyes and words comes an accessible, entertaining story that puts the life and times of one of the great American figures of the post-war era into context, that introduces the author to a generation who didn't know him before and looks behind-the-scenes at the man and his work in frank ways never possible before his death. Parini, provided with unique access to Vidal's life and his papers, excavates buried skeletons, but never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts.
... intellectuals have largely disappeared. The only intellectuals that can succeed
are those capable of being embraced by celebrity culture. ... Gore Vidal said, “ Every time a friend succeeds, something inside me dies.” This is the opposite of
Author: Adam Weishaupt
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
“I’m plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.” – Dr Stockmann (in Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People) Contra Mundum is a handbook for all those who think there is something fundamentally wrong with the world. The ancient Gnostics claimed that the world was actually created and ruled by the Devil (the Demiurge), hence why everything is so hideous, unfair and horrific. Modern Gnostics (Illuminists) assert that the problem with the world is that it’s ruled by the forces of unreason rather than reason, by Mythos rather than Logos, by silly story-based religions rather than mathematics, philosophy and science.
It was the American writer Gore Vidal who said: 'Every time a friend succeeds, something inside me dies.' It can be how we feel when we receive one of those
Christmas letters packed full of people's holidays and all the school prizes their
Author: Andy Scott
Publisher: Prelude Books
Every encounter begins with a greeting. Be it a quick ‘Hello!’ or the somewhat longer and gracious ‘Sula manchwanta galunga omugobe!’ shaking hands or shaking, well, rather more private parts of our anatomy, we have been doing it many times daily for thousands of years. It should be the most straightforward thing in the world, but this apparently simple act is fraught with complications, leading to awkward misunderstandings and occasionally even outright violence. In the illuminating and entertaining One Kiss or Two? Andy Scott goes down the rabbit hole to take a closer look at what greetings are all about. In looking at how they have developed, he discovers a kaleidoscopic world of etiquette, body-language, evolution, neuroscience, anthropology and history. Through in-depth research and his personal experiences, and with the help of experts, Scott takes us on a captivating journey through a subject far richer than we might have expected.
Aristotle considered philia – translated as friendship, brotherly feeling, affection –
as the highest form of love. And yet friendship is ... Remember the Gore Vidal
comment: 'Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies.' We can all ...
Author: Emma Woolf
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
What if life could be simpler and slower, purer and more primal? What if we had more time to gaze out of the window or walk barefoot in the grass, to cook with fresh ingredients, to spend time with friends and family, to create and invent and explore... what if we made real, human company a priority over digital distraction and virtual reality? Our world of constant connection can leave us feeling disconnected and dissatisfied; the more time we spend looking at our screens, the less our real lives make sense. Positively Primal is a rallying cry for a more human-friendly, earth-friendly existence, drawing on everything from modern science to ancient philosophy, contemporary culture to common sense. This book will take you on a journey to reconnect with the natural world around you and with the food you eat, to rediscover your body’s fitness and strength, to improve relationships with yourself and others, and to find fulfilment in work. 'Positively Primal' is a greener, cleaner pathway to a healthier lifestyle for you, body and soul.
The New York Times, 2000 Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal by Jary Parini Lonely, alcoholic, incontinent, arthritic,
confined to a wheelchair in the Hollywood Hills and listening tearfully to tapes of
Author: Bill Barich
An Angle on the World is a brilliant tribute to Bill Barich's extraordinary range as a writer. Gathering together more than thirty years of work, this book addresses such diverse subjects as a murder trial in the Caribbean, a visit to a juju doctor in Nigeria, and the author's youthful escapades in Italy and the Haight-Ashbury. As the New York Times put it, "An easy, fluid stylist, Barich writes entertainingly about anything." As a staff writer at the New Yorker, Barich found editorial support for his long form dispatches. He makes no pretense of being an objective observer. Instead he's out to capture what Norman Mailer called "the feel of the phenomenon," be it the texture of street life in Belfast or the trails of operating a home for paranoid schizophrenics in San Francisco. He finds heroes in such unlikely places as San Fernando Valley, where former gang members try to prevent teenagers from killing one another in turf wars. The hallmark of An Angle on the World is its compassion. Few writers are as gifted as Barich at making people come alive on the page. His portrait of David Milch, the legendary creator of HBO's Deadwood, offers an inside look at an eccentric genius at work. Here the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is depicted as a real person, not a rock star cliché. Barich's touch is light, intimate, and acutely aware of our foibles. Whenever he hits the road, whether to London or Barbados, he expresses the sheer joy of being alive. An Angle on the World is an ideal bedside reader, packed with insight, good humor, and razor-sharp prose that has earned Barich his enviable reputation as a writers' writer.
So even then , despite all my wisdom I used to believe for some days that she
would some time somehow convince God that she had to go back , and then I
would look out for her in ... Every time a friend succeeds , something inside me dies .
Author: Krishna Prakash Bahadur
The book is an account of the British rule, particularly the period from the "Quit India Movement" to "Partition" The author who was in the Indian Administrative Service served in various capacities in the government of Uttar Pradesh both in the Raj and the period of Independence. The account goes right up to the four months of the present year (1995). Though in the form of an autobiography, the experiences related are of universal interest, the foibles of the members of the ICS, both British and Indian, and the caprices of ministers forming interesting vignettes. The author critically assesses our achievements in various fields, after Independence, particularly in the fulfilment of the constitutional directives. The book deals with the various problems facing up today like corruption, internal security and law and order, the exploitation of child labour and the victimisation of women, the nature of politics, politicians and the political system and many other matters that require earnest thought and introspection. The author firmly believes that unless character, integrity and discipline can be created by the right kind of education and a sense of 'country above self be inculcated, our democracy cannot long survive. The book seeks to trigger serious thinking on the part of all who desire to bring this country in the group of the world's developed nations.
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, Ryan ' s mother sought legal help . A judge ... For the first time in his life , Ryan
was able to attend the same school for more than a year . He began to put down
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Author: John Langan
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Looking inside yourself -- Thinking clearly -- Reading for pleasure and power -- Managing your time -- Taking notes in class -- Improving your memory and study power -- Reading textbooks and taking notes -- Taking tests -- Achieving basic goals in writing -- Understanding the writing process.
In this city we're always looking over each others' shoulders. There's always a
hotter ... We're a greedy bunch when it comes to our time and our goals. ... Gore
Vidal once said, “Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. ...
Sometimes we're lucky enough t0 get to peek inside someone's apartment or
Author: Todd Selby
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Collects portait photography of famous fashion celebrities and designers, and includes profiles of the subjects' work spaces, living quarters, and sources of inspiration and creativity.
My mom's death taught me that the time is now. When I'm afraid to ... your passion
. If youwantsomething, goforitallthe way andgofor it now. Whenyou do, youwon't
always succeed but you will wake up every day to a life and career you love. ...
Icutbackonsocializing with friends and knuckled down to doing at least one thing
daily for my business, no matter how exhausted I wasat the endof the day. When
Author: Vickie L. Milazzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
We're all just one step away from achieving what we want and getting what we deserve out of life. To seize control of her own life and career, Vickie Milazzo, internationally known women's mentor, New York Times bestselling author, Inc. Top 10 Entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, was willing to take a whacking from a Buddhist monk, jump out of an airplane and step out of a comfortable job into the unknown. In Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman, Vickie shares every success secret she used to grow her career into a $16-million business. Vickie shows you how to get real about achieving wicked success. Not witches and flying broomsticks wicked—but exaggerated wicked. Reading this book, you'll feel like you're sitting with a good friend who inspires you, encourages you and pushes you to think in a more exaggerated and uncommon way. This is a buck-up book with a buck-up plan for any woman ready to take back control of her life and career and unleash the wicked success inside every woman.