Wishful Drinking

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471101096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Warswhen only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

Vom Erwachen der Nacht

Mein verrücktes Leben zwischen Drogen, Depressionen und einem schwulen Ehemann

Author: "Prinzessin Leia" Carrie Fisher

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864159431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Ihr Leben ist turbulenter als eine Daily Soap und tragischer als jeder Hollywood-Film: Als Tochter von Sänger Eddie Fisher und Schauspielerin Debbie Reynolds steht Carrie Fisher schon früh im Rampenlicht Hollywoods. Als sie zwei Jahre alt ist, verlässt ihr Vater die Familie für Elizabeth Taylor. Bereits als Zwölfjährige tritt sie am Broadway auf. Mit 19 spielt sie die Rolle der Prinzessin Leia in der Star Wars-Trilogie und wird über Nacht weltberühmt. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt ist sie bereits schwer alkohol- und drogenabhängig. Mit 24 Jahren wird bei ihr zudem eine manisch-depressive Störung diagnostiziert. Ihr zweiter Ehemann verlässt sie kurz nach der Geburt ihrer gemeinsamen Tochter - für einen Mann. Wahnvorstellungen und Entzugsklinik folgen.Carrie Fisher erzählt unverblümt, sarkastisch und brüllend komisch von ihrer bizarren Kindheit zwischen berühmten Eltern und funkelndem Hollywood-Glamour, Schneckenfrisuren und Drogen, Alkohol und Elektroschock-Therapien.

Ich

Geschichten meines Lebens

Author: Katharine Hepburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453879317

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 394

View: 9806

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Shockaholic

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743264835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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In a book infused with her trademark incisive wit, the author of Wishful Drinking takes readers on a rollicking, behind the scenes tour of the Star Wars phenomenon. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

​Einmal Gilmore Girl, immer Gilmore Girl

Author: Lauren Graham

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Ein Muss für alle „Gilmore Girls“-Fans! Jetzt mit Zusatzkapitel über ›Gilmore Girls - Ein neues Jahr‹ Ein urkomisches Memoir von Lauren Graham, der Kultschauspielerin aus ›Gilmore Girls‹. Durchgeknallt, liebenswürdig und voller Überraschungen: Lauren Graham verrät alles über ihre Zeit bei unserer Lieblingsserie ›Gilmore Girls‹, ihr Leben, die Liebe und wie es ist, in Hollywood zu arbeiten. „In diesem Buch stehen viele Geschichten direkt aus meinem Leben: peinliche Geschichten vom Erwachsenwerden, Geschichten über verwirrende Dates und über meine Arbeit, die mich glücklich macht und natürlich alles darüber, wie es war, noch mal in meine Lieblingsrolle zu schlüpfen. Wahrscheinlich denkt ihr jetzt, dass ich auf meine unglaublich gute Performance als Dolly in Hello, Dolly! in der Highschool anspiele – alles, was mein Dad dazu sagte, war „Du bist ja viel größer als die anderen Kinder“ –, aber NEIN! Ich rede über Lorelai Gilmore, von der ich eigentlich seit 2008 dachte, dass ich sie nie wiedersehen würde. Was sonst noch drinsteht: Erinnerungen an das Leben auf einem Hausboot, wie man Männer bei Preisverleihungen kennenlernt und das eine Mal, als man mich fragte, ob ich Hintern-Model werden möchte. Ein Ausblick: Alle drei Dinge machten mich seekrank.“ - Lauren Graham Geschichten wie eine lustige Unterhaltung mit Lorelai Gilmore - „›Einmal Gilmore Girl, immer Gilmore Girl‹ ist das Buch für alle Fans, die nicht genug von ihrer Lieblingsserie bekommen können.

Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804140855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

Intelligence and Military Operations

Author: Michael Handel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135179344

Category: History

Page: 464

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Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision maker is vital.

American Hour

Author: Os Guinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439105987

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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An internationally known writer and speaker on religion and public life brilliantly analyzes the causes of our current moral malaise. Os Guinness examines how perilously close we have come to losing the shared beliefs, traditions, and ideals that have helped shape America and sets forth a compelling view of a new role for religion and faith.

Getting Along Famously

A Celebration of Friendship

Author: Melissa Hellstern

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440642692

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Where would we be without our friends? If we are truly fortunate, we each have one special friend in our lives—the one who cheers every accomplishment no matter how small, who lifts spirits in even the darkest hour, and who knows our deepest secrets and will never tell. In a look at six of the most iconic best friends of our time, bestselling author Melissa Hellstern crafts a charming celebration of strong women and the enduring bonds that unite them. With pairs like Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren, Coco Chanel and Madame Misia Sert, and Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, Getting Along Famously brings these famous friendships down to earth and explores the precious the art of friendship and the many forms it takes. These women walked the world side by side building friendships that not only withstood all the joys and sorrows of life, but often encouraged them to reach the top of their professions. Whether through laughter or tears, these dynamic relationships illuminate the importance of friendship in every woman’s life. Part surprising biography, part tribute to the unique bonds of friendship, Getting Along Famously will remind you of your delight in your own friends and is the perfect book to share with those woman that mean so much you choose to call them family.

Paul Simon

An American Tune

Author: Cornel Bonca

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810884828

Category: Music

Page: 210

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In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon himself helped to create, the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s, the turn toward world music in the 1980s that gave the world the monumental Graceland, to the intimate personal turn his music took in the millennial era. Analyzing Simon’s albums one by one, often song by song, Bonca provides a deep and artful exploration of the work of one of today’s major songwriters.

A Fine Romance

Author: Candice Bergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2762

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In this New York Times bestseller, acclaimed actress Candice Bergen “shows how to do a memoir right...The self-possessed, witty, and down-to-earth voice that made Bergen’s first memoir a hit when it was published in 1984 has only been deepened by life’s surprises” (The New York Times Book Review). “Candice Bergen is unflinchingly honest” (The Washington Post), and in A Fine Romance she describes her first marriage at age thirty-four to famous French director Louis Malle; her overpowering love for her daughter, Chloe; the unleashing of her inner comic with Murphy Brown; her trauma over Malle’s death; her joy at finding new love; and her pride at watching Chloe blossom. In her decidedly nontraditional marriage to the insatiably curious Louis, Bergen takes readers on world travels to the sets where each made films. Pregnant with Chloe at age thirty-nine, this mature primigravida also recounts a journey through motherhood that includes plundering the Warner Bros. costume closets for Halloween getups and never leaving her ever-expanding menagerie out of the fun. She offers priceless, behind-the-scenes looks at Murphy Brown, from caterwauling with Aretha Franklin to the surreal experience of becoming headline news when Dan Quayle took exception to her character becoming a single mother. Bergen tackles familiar rites of passage with moving honesty: the rigors of caring for a spouse in his final illness, getting older, and falling in love again after she was tricked into a blind date. By the time the last page is turned, “we’re all likely to be wishing Bergen herself—funny, insightful, self-deprecating, flawed (and not especially concerned about that), and slugging her way through her older years with bemused determination—was living next door” (USA TODAY).

Reassuring Madness: How To Care for Loved Ones Who Have Bipolar Disorder

Author: Blanche Belljar

Publisher: Blanche Belljar

ISBN: 1311524975

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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I think there must be a special place in heaven for those who care for loved ones who have bipolar disorder. I know what a rollercoaster ride it can be since I've been there: four people in my immediate family, including myself, have it. This book is the sometimes funny/sometimes heartbreaking story of my families’ battle with bipolar disorder; and, more importantly, it's a self-help book I've written that shares tips, survival skills, and coping mechanisms I've learned, sometimes the hard way, over the years.

Furious Love

Elizabeth Taylor und Richard Burton - Die Liebesgeschichte des Jahrhunderts

Author: Sam Kashner,Nancy Schoenberger

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641079268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 9528

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Eine Liebe, zu groß für die Ewigkeit - Die einzige Biografie des Skandalpaars in Zusammenarbeit mit Elizabeth Taylor »Sie war so unfassbar schön, dass ich beinahe lachen musste. Sie war einfach hinreißend und unglaublich sinnlich. Sie war, kurz gesagt, einfach eine Nummer zu groß, und nicht nur das: Sie ignorierte mich auch noch völlig.« – So beginnt eine Affäre, die bald die ganze Welt in Atem hält: Alkoholexzesse, Sex, Trennungen, Glamourauftritte und millionenschwere Versöhnungsgeschenke: Die Burtons lebten und liebten, als gäbe es kein Morgen. Leidenschaftlich, zerstörerisch, berauschend – eine Liebe, die sie ihr Leben lang nicht mehr losließ ...