Biography & Autobiography

Of This Much I'm Sure

Author: Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Publisher: She Writes Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become. Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors of IVF when a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately, Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.
Fiction

Memoirs Are Made of This

Author: Swan Adamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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How to Get Ahead in Journalism, by Venus Gilroy 1. Take a job as PA to a glamorous writer, like Susanna Hyde, author of the wildly popular sex column Nothing to Hyde. 2. Spend your days walking Susanna's dogs, running errands, and delivering 'you've been dumped' notes to lovers who are yesterday's news. Realise life in Manhattan is not as glamorous as you expected. 3. But when the boss asks you to cover her column, do not, repeat, do not prove better at writing about sex than she is... 4. ...And when one day you accidentally hit it off a little too well with Susanna's latest ex-toy-boy, sexy young writer Josh O'Connell, keep this information very, very secret from her...
History

Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry

Author: Elizabeth Fry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 512

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This memoir of philanthropist, prison reformer and Quaker Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) was published by her daughters in 1847.
England

Memoirs

Author: John Evelyn

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Category: England

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Biography & Autobiography

A Ghost's Memoir

Author: John McDonald

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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The story of the ghostwriting of Alfred P. Sloan's best-selling memoir, General Motor's attempts to block the book's publication, and the author's eventual triumph over the corporation. Published in 1964, My Years with General Motors was an immediate best-seller and today is considered one of the few classic books on management. The book is the ghostwritten memoir of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. (1875-1966), whose business and management strategies enabled General Motors to overtake Ford as the dominant American automobile manufacturer in the 1920s and 1930s. What has been largely unknown until now is that My Years with General Motors was almost not published. Although it was written with the permission of General Motors -- and slated for publication in October 1959 -- at the last minute General Motors tried to suppress the book out of fears that some of the material in it could become evidence in an antitrust action against the company. This book, by John McDonald, Sloan's ghostwriter, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the book's writing, its attempted suppression, and the lawsuit that eventually led to its publication. McDonald's narrative is partly the David-and-Goliath story of a lone journalist taking on the world's then-largest corporation and partly a study of strategy in its own right. McDonald's struggle to publish the book led him to navigate a complicated course among the competing interests of General Motors, Fortune magazine (his employer), and Time, Inc. (Fortune's owner). In many ways this "book about the book" parallels the Sloan book as a tale of successful, brilliantly planned strategy.