Dirty Old Man

Author: Moll French

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 9781528901024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Monsters do exist, though many parents can't see them. I knew one called Bernie. He groomed me and led me away from home. It's been all over the news lately. Teenagers running away from home. Groomed and snatched from the nest by predators, before they get a chance to spread their wings. Regardless of culture or social class, it's happening everywhere--online, in schools, clubs and societies. It happened to me, Moll. This is my true story, a harrowing account of my stolen youth and my journey to take it back. A story of the ones who overlooked my situation and a story dedicated to those who made a difference to my life. I lived in that squalid mobile home for two and a half years with my abuser. I even married him because I felt I had no way out. From the mind games of my father to the open arms of Bernie, I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. I was helpless for a short time but never hopeless.

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872866378

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ." "Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." —Publishers Weekly "These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, curiculummag.com Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). Other Bukowski books published by City Lights Publishers include More Notes of a Dirty Old Man, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and Absence of the Hero. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.

More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

The Uncollected Columns

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872865436

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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This collection gathers previously uncollected entries from the author's autobiographical column.

A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad

Author: John Cowart

Publisher: Bluefish Books

ISBN: 1411670701

Category:

Page: 325

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A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad, by John Cowart, records the humor and happiness of a frustrated writer. John's daily blog, Rabid Fun, bears the caption, A befuddled ordinary Christian looks for spiritual realities in day to day living. Sounds like a downer. Yet, over 104,000 readers from 102 countries visited his website in 2005. A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad reveals John's happy joys as well as his struggles with temptation over bitterness, resentment, pornography, Microsoft, depression, laziness, Google, Blogger, pettiness, sloth, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and anger. All in all, this is a real-time love story told day by day by a man who loves reality.

Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand

Roman

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641056683

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Allan Karlsson hat Geburtstag. Er wird 100 Jahre alt. Eigentlich ein Grund zu feiern. Doch während sich der Bürgermeister und die lokale Presse auf das große Spektakel vorbereiten, hat der Hundertjährige ganz andere Pläne: er verschwindet einfach – und schon bald steht ganz Schweden wegen seiner Flucht auf dem Kopf. Doch mit solchen Dingen hat Allan seine Erfahrung, er hat schließlich in jungen Jahren die ganze Welt durcheinander gebracht. Jonas Jonasson erzählt in seinem Bestseller von einer urkomischen Flucht und zugleich die irrwitzige Lebensgeschichte eines eigensinnigen Mannes, der sich zwar nicht für Politik interessiert, aber trotzdem irgendwie immer in die großen historischen Ereignisse des 20. Jahrhunderts verwickelt war.

Dirty Old Man

(older man with young man gay erotica)

Author: Dixon Cox

Publisher: Dirty Eros

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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WARNING: 5200+ WORD HARDCORE EROTICA - ADULTS ONLY Married older guy Al's finally decided to explore a side of him that he's been repressing for years with the help of Jerry, a young man he met online. But will he be able to go through with it - and will his wife find out? EXCERPT: “C’mon, Al. There’s only one way for you to really know. Just try it once with me. If you don’t like it, then fine, we’ll forget the whole thing. It’s entirely your choice, and what have you got to lose? Nobody else is going to find out. Well, unless you tell them...”

Dirty Old Rascal

Author: Trevor A. Harley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445226227

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Max is the chief chef in the Castle, a place where no mistake goes unpunished - in a fitting and unpleasant way. He has two hundred days before he retires, but must create a new dish every night. The Ghost is seen and strange murders start happening. Max is drawn into trying to sove the crimes, if only because he is starting to look like the main suspect. Things aren't helped when he falls in love - with the one person he shouldn't. Will Max reach his Time, or will he fall into the hands of the Royal Torturer and Extractor of Secrets? Dirty Old Rascal is a fantasy, a murder mystery, a comedy, a thriller, a satire, a ghost story, a love story, and a moral fable. The Castle is a strange place, but so is the modern world.

Charles Bukowski

Autobiographer, Gender Critic, Iconoclast

Author: David Charlson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412236576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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Charles Bukowski disliked academics, as this academic and readable book points out from page one onward of its introduction, "Charles Bukowski vs. American Ways." Begun before Bukowski died in 1994, Charles Bukowski: Autobiographer, Gender Critic, Iconoclast was the first doctoral dissertation on his prose and poetry up to that date, and it is offered now for fans and academics alike-no more need for black-market sales. Chapter One, "Placing Bukowski," introduces Bukowski's amazing life and career and relates his work to influential predecessors (primarily Ernest Hemingway and John Fante) and four contemporaries (Raymond Carver, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederick Exley, and Hunter Thompson). Chapter Two, "Bukowski Among the Autobiographers," pursues Bukowski's comprehensive autobiographical project. Harnessing Timothy Dow Adams' concept of "strategic lying," the chapter follows Bukowski's thinly veiled personae through three stages-first through the attention-getting "Dirty Old Man," then responding to the attention and (re)defining himself, finally culminating in "Henry Chinaski," the hero of Bukowski's five autobiographical novels. Chapter Three, "Problems of Masculinity: At 'Home,' at Work, at Play," tackles the knee-jerk assessment of Bukowski as just a sexist "Dirty Old Man." Michael Kaufman's "triad of men's violence" (against women, other men, and themselves) explains the general Bukowski persona as a complicated gender construct. Bukowski's Bildungsroman, Ham on Rye, shows Chinaski as victim, practitioner, and critic of male violence, with the last role figuring into his other work too. Chapter Four, "Bukowski vs. 'Institution Art,'" classifies this challenging author as both populist and avant-garde. As general postmodern phenomenon, he blends the democratic accessibility of populist writing with the adventurous gesturing of the avant-garde, and the result is direct, daring, truthful, and funny. The book's conclusion, "Summing Up: Giving Bukowski His Due," predicts that Bukowski will be read far into the 21st century. Buy his books before you buy this one.

True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians

Author: Samuel Oliver Young

Publisher: Copano Bay Press

ISBN: 0982246757

Category: Houston (Tex.)

Page: 292

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This volume compiles 105 stories of Houston's history originally written by Dr. Young for his column in the Houston Chronicle. This is history at its most entertaining. He brings early Houstonians to life, describing their personalities, their admirable traits and their many eccentricities. His stories of boyhood in Houston read like something out of Tom Sawyer. There are also stories of early citizens and their day-to-day lives, of the Civil War and Houston's fighting men, of slaves and former slaves, of rigged elections and reconstruction days. Dr. Young gives vivid descriptions of Houston's many saloons and gambling dens. You'll read about what a mischievous undertaker did with the Yankee dead during a Yellow Fever epidemic, about the superstitions of the day, about ghosts and haunted houses. There are stories of gentlemen and of scoundrels, of hangings and jail breaks. Even a little cross dressing.

Love Stories of War Heroes

Author: Gopal Purdhani

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120730519

Category: Soldiers

Page: 155

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This is a collection of fifteen love stories of war heroes. Each story depicts the greatest example of patriotism and bravery with its characters drawing strength from their women. The book is an experiment to prove that the biggest source of energy that makes daring war heroes is actually love. It is a testimony of the existence of the most sensitive minds inside tough bodies. Certain delicate issues are addressed and natural solutions offered. The stories are replete with profound emotions and the smooth flow of events that touch the hearts of the readers.

Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

Author: Kristina Jones,Celeste Jones,Juliana Buhring

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007369824

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. It reveals three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.

Deviant

Author: Harold Schechter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106976

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs... From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” (The Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation—and redefined the meaning of the word “psycho.” The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America’s heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile—and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.

Hi, My Name Is Jack

One Man's Story of the Tumultuous Road to Sobriety and a Changed Life

Author: Jack Watts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439196613

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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This highly personal, intriguing memoir gives hope and encouragement to those struggling with addiction and the ones who love them. In this grippingly honest narrative about one man’s journey from alcoholism and self-destruction to recovery and a changed life, readers will be dismayed at the hurtful patterns of his two alcoholic parents and how they scarred and shaped the outcome of their three sons forever. Watts openly talks of his multiple failed marriages, strained relationships with his children, overwhelming business losses, and the self-loathing and guilt that plagued him for years. In spite of all of this, Jack held on to the conviction he made more than seventeen years ago never to drink again. Believing that the truth will set him free, Jack sets out to uncover dark secrets from his past that have made his life a wasteland. With nothing to salvage but his name, Jack decides to do the next right thing, regardless of what that might be, leaving the outcome in God’s hands. A story like this is one that continues throughout a lifetime. The glimpses shared in these pages will inspire you to be honest about your own demons and provide hope for a fulfilled and joyful life beyond the shackles of addiction.

Dirty Old London

The Victorian Fight Against Filth

Author: Lee Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210221

Category: History

Page: 304

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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

Spine Intact, Some Creases

Author: Victor J. Banis

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434447839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography, part a history of the Gay Revolution, part writing manual, part juicy gossip, with a few tasty recipes thrown in for good measure, Spine Intact, Some Creases is a summing up -- alternately hilarious and touching, instructive and impassioned, and always entertaining -- of the remarkable life and work of a writer hailed by top gay pulp historian Michael Bronski as ?one of my heroes.? ?Banis' memoir provides a poignant history of West Coast paperback publishing in the Sixties, and one author's journey from small beginnings to critical and financial success as a writer -- but it's far more than that: witty, elegantly written, funny, sad, smart, and even wise. Every penman-apprentice should read this book -- twice!? -- Robert Reginald

The New Eden

Ojuelegba!

Author: Peter Ladi Thompson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449723934

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Set in the heart of an African city, the plot stretches its tentacles into the United States of America, Europe, and the deep past of Africa. The gripping story pits the modern, westernized Christian mindset against the brilliance of arcane spiritual engineering. What starts out as a love story between an African aristocrat and an American girl explodes into an epic of biblical proportions and a global fad with sinister implications.

Contemporary Authors: 1945 to the Present

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750152

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

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Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.