In this New York Times hardcover bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work, and health. Her pioneering reseach was praised in People and Vanity Fair and hailed on TV shows including Today, The O´Reilly Factor, and CBS´s The Talk. On New Year´s Eve, journalist and former Parade editor in chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next twelve months will have less to do with the events that occur than with her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, she brings readers on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have. Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and fitness. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks helps CEOs succeed. Through extensive interviews with experts and lively conversations with real people, including celebrities like Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, and Jerry Seinfeld, Kaplan discovers the role of gratitude in everything from our sense of fulfillment to our children´s happiness. With warmth, humor, and appealing insight, Kaplan´s journey will empower readers to think positively and start living their own best year ever. From the hardcover edition.
Charles Bronson is Britain´s most notorious prisoner, a ´Category A´ inmate who has spent over 30 years inside as a result of his violent and unpredictable behaviour. No one knows the system better than Charlie. Now, for the very first time, you can find out what it is really like inside a maximum security institution as Charlie blows the lid on his life in HM Wakefield. Written in diary form by Charlie himself from behind locked doors, this unique book uncovers the real Charlie; his thoughts, frustrations and true feelings about the people who inhabit ´the concrete coffin´ with him. This raw, unedited text, in his own hand, comes straight from the heart and also reveals another side to the man who has spent much of his time in solitary confinement in inhuman conditions. From writing poetry and creating works of art, to keeping fit and his secret passion for the X Factor and Coronation Street, there is much more to the man dubbed ´Britain´s most violent prisoner´ than his reputation suggests. Charlie says that he never plans his actions and only reacts violently when provoked and he has received more than his fair share of provocation over the years. This hard hitting book tells you how it is by the man who knows. Following on from his earlier works Loonyology and Respect and Reputation, and Bronson the film about his life, Prison Diaries continues the unbelievable Charles Bronson story. As Charlie says, ´After reading this book you will know what its like to be me´.
This volume publishes in their entirety the surviving diaries of Richard Burton, written between 1939 and 1983. They cover his career and the years of his celebrated marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. They reveal him as a fully rounded human being, with a wealth of talent and a surprising burden of insecurity, but playing out a life lived largely in the spotlight. The diary entries appear in their original sequence with annotations to clarify the people, places, books and events he mentions and offer a rare and fresh perspective on the man and his career.
Two men and two women who live in the same city, but are not familiar with each other, begin to keep diaries. There are various reasons and circumstances that prompted them to share their secrets with paper. Records inexplicably begin to change the fate of people. Heroes get to know each other. Everyone receives answers to questions from his diary, and the recorded desires and dreams begin to come true. Psychologist Olga: ´´I have been keeping records of my life for a long time. Why am I doing this? I do not know...´´. Will she be able to ´´find the meaning of her life´´? The son of rich dad Max, who is tired of living with a ´´mask.´´ Rather, in the ´´mask´´. Artist Mikhail, an unrecognized genius who is ´´Hard. When you think about something to yourself, the whole world seems so simple and understandable. But as soon as you start writing, everything changes dramatically. ´´ Or prostitute Lina, who ´´was forced to keep this stupid diary!´´ What for? My boyfriend sent me to a psychoanalyst, a goat! ´´... Each hero has to face their own demons, get to know each other and ... Will they be able to change something in their lives? Do they really need this? What can be of such different people and are they so different? ..
Diaries Volume Two:Power and the People Alastair Campbell
The sensational sequel to the bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries During the early 1970s, Jim Carroll was a young and rising star in the crazy and creative downtown scene in New York City. He worked at the Factory for Andy Warhol and discussed art, literature, and the cosmos with Robert Smithson, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan. He spent nights at Max´s Kansas City, listening to the Velvet Underground. And he did far too many drugs -- until his survival instinct impelled him to leave New York for a Northern California retreat. Intimate and revealing, the episodes in Forced Entries, Carroll´s diaries from that period, provide a sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening glimpse of people who tested the limits of life and sanity. ´´Forced Entries captures the early-seventies period in New York better than anything I´ve read in a long time.´´ -- William S. Burroughs
Since 1996 the Teenage Diaries series has given tape recorders to young people around the country. They conduct interviews, keep audio journals, and record the sounds of daily life - usually collecting more than 30 hours of raw tape over the course of a year, edited into documentaries airing on NPR´s All Things Considered. Whether it´s the story of Amanda, a gay teen trying to understand her sexuality, or the story of Juan, who crossed the Rio Grande with his family illegally, these stories offer insight into the mysterious lives of teenagers. Sixteen years later five of those diarists return to chronicle their grown-up lives. Radio Diaries has helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism, empowering ordinary people to report on their own lives and histories. Radio Diaries has won every major award in broadcast journalism and produced some of the most memorable documentaries ever heard on public radio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Richman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000917/bk_high_000917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.