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London Born

London Born

An extraordinary memoir from a man in his nineties who remembers everyday life in a North London now long gone: the hardships and deprivations of a life of poverty but also the resourcefulness and fortitude of a community determined to survive between the wars. 'When I look back, I can picture the old gels chinwagging on their steps in the Bay like it was yesterday. Little did they think that young Sid, passing by with his arse out of his trousers, would one way publish his memoirs ' 'Ordinary' people do not write their stories, believing their lives to be unremarkable. Some, like Sid, cannot write at all. But, with the aid of his granddaughter Helen Day, Sid has produced an extraordinary memoir of a city and a way of life now lost forever. 'London Born' is a book that has appeared against all the odds - as Sid says, 'When me granddaughter Helen Day said she wanted to record the story of the first half of me life and turn it into a book I was astonished. I thought to meself, Well, I've done a lot of things, but I never dreamt I'd get into the book game. You see, I can't write more than me own name.' In 'London Born', Sid remembers the city that emerged from the First World War and recreates the daily life of the people living in the notorious street known as 'Tiger Bay'. He describes the drinking and merrymaking, the poverty and unemployment - and the 'villainry'. With relish he relates how youthful high spirits and a refusal to accept the hardship of the times sometimes put him and his friends on the wrong side of the law. He goes on to tell of the wartime mayhem endured by Londoners and his determination to survive. His story closes with demobilisation when he returns to his wife and young family - 'the only thing that ever counted'. This is a memoir from a warm and cheeky voice; from someone who remembers, as if it were yesterday, parading down Archway in his fifty-bob suit, or running rings around Ernie Costen, the local policeman.
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Barbra Streisand by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller

Barbra Streisand by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller

Pitch perfect: From Funny Girl to A Star Is Born, the meteoric rise of Barbra Streisand In 1970 Barbra Streisand published a story in Life magazine titled "Who Am I Anyway?" It was the very question two leading photojournalists of the day Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller were also asking as they photographed her during her first five years in Hollywood, working to get beneath the veneer and capture "the real Barbra." Brimming with photographs over half of which have never been published before and stories behind the shots from Schapiro and Schiller, this is a must-have collection for any Streisand fan. All the best movies of Streisand's first Hollywood decade are here: Funny Girl, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Way We Were, The Owl and the Pussycat, Up the Sandbox, Funny Lady, and A Star Is Born. So too are her loves, directors, confidantes, and costars: Elliott Gould, William Wyler, Sydney Pollack, Vincente Minnelli, Cis Corman, Omar Sharif, Kris Kristofferson, and, of course, Robert Redford. Through it all a picture emerges not of a singer who could act, but of an actress who could sing, write, direct, dance, and do just about anything she put her mind to. Limited to a total of 1,200 numbered copies signed by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller, this book is available as Collector's Edition (No. 201-1,200), and also in two Art Editions of 100 copies each (No. 1-100 with a print signed by Steve Schapiro, and No. 101-200 with a print signed by Lawrence Schiller)."

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5.200 kr.
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I Can't Make This Up

I Can't Make This Up

New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have a ';hilarious but also heartfelt' (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself.The question you're probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear: A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact. A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together. A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart's life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning. It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes us on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he's overcome each challenge to become the man he is today. And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion. He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent. ';Hart is an incredibly magnetic storyteller, on the page as he is onstage, and that's what shines through [in this] genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy' (Kirkus Reviews).
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110 kr.
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God Did It

God Did It

A Journey of Discovering God's Grace, Love, Mercy and Blessings Expressed in Poetry I was born on October 24, 1949, the oldest of twelve children, in a very small country town in Louisiana. I was raised in a broken home and never knew my earthly father. Don't look for the glamorous accolades of my life long achievements here. I was a juvenile delinquent and had no man to turn to for guidance, my life had been turned upside down. I was a high school drop-out at 17. At the publishing of this book, I am --- and I am blessed to be able to say, I'm saved now, and sanctified, I'm filled with the Holy Ghost, and I am still attending the University of Jesus Christ, majoring in Kneelogy I give my thanks to God for the wisdom and strength He has given me to share with you the deceptions of lies that have seduced my life for years; and to compose my life experiences in these spiritual truths. These inspirational words were first revealed to me (and me only) to understand. Then God's spirit spoke to me and said, "Write them in a book, make them plain and full of clarity, for the readers and for the hearers so that all men might know and understand the truth in this book." As I traveled through life with notepads in my mind, sin dressed me up like a vagabond, had me running around high and drunk like a wayward man, homeless and lonely, living and eating out the trash can and moving me around from state to state. Sin had me searching for the dead man's path. Then, I incarcerated myself from jail to jail; ran in and out of drug rehab centers, trying to escape the wraths of God's wages. I wrote then, and am still writing about these experiences that have put a ton of weight upon the shoulders of my soul. And if the truth be told, I lived a saved life for a moment, until sin took its occasion and again I found myself doing all sorts of ungodly things, in which were only stumbling blocks in many forms of deceptions. I forsook the right way to pursue the wrong things, until God, th...
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110 kr.
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