The Confessions of Rick James

Memoirs of a Super Freak

Author: Rick James

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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To fans of sassy and savvy urban music, the name Rick James will forever be associated with the mainstream emergence of funk—that bottom-heavy blend of rock and soul that sparked a multiracial musical revolution in the 1970s and 1980s and has since influenced everything from rap to raves, punk to progressive rock. Along with the fame, the Grammy Award, and superstardom came drug abuse and even felony convictions, all of which are chronicled in this gripping, posthumous tell-all of the funk revolution.

Writing Your Legacy

The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story

Author: Richard Campbell,Cheryl Svensson

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599638819

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Craft a meaningful life story! A written legacy of your life--one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs--is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come. Writing this story may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Writing Your Legacy is a step-by-step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self. Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, you'll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations. You'll also learn how to: Become the hero of your story Employ vibrant sensory details Discover your unique voice Dig up memories from your childhood and teen years Overcome writer's block, address common fears, and stay motivated Prepare your story for publication Writing your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account you'll be proud to share. Your story deserves to be told. Capture the spirit of your life with Writing Your Legacy.

Confessions of a Bipolar Firefighter

Author: James L. Nutt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468559966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

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This book probably won't make Oprah's Book Club and may not be published, but my psychiatrist said I better write it for both my sake and for the sake of others. The characters and events in this chronicle are real. You know that old saying "The truth is stranger than fiction." Well, it applies here. Some of you are going to think this book is bullshit based on the premise that no one could have gone through these events and remained sane enough to record it. But that's okay; I'll take a lie detector test to confirm each and every incident. That is, as long as it's not in my hometown, because I don't trust the powers that be downtown. You'll learn why. There will be a lot of swearing, but I won't take the Lord's name in vain. I'm a believer in the Lord. I can motherfuck you with the best of them but won't use His name in vain. It's kind of a dichotomy. I guess I'm a cross between Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, Randall P McMurphy in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Luke in Cool Hand Luke, Max Cady in Cape Fear, and Andy Durfresne in The Shawshank Redemption.

Tori Amos

In the Studio

Author: Jake Brown

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554909708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Part intimate profile, part detailed discography, this music compilation explores the life and work of Tori Amos, one of the most prolific alternative rock artists of the past few decades. Known for her piano-driven music and emotional, intense lyrics that delve into such topics as sexuality, religion, and personal tragedy, Amos has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. The artistic process behind the creation of these albums is revealed through exclusive interviews with people who worked alongside her in the studioone of her producers, sound engineers, and backing band membersand included is an analysis of her choice to break away from the traditional rules of the recording industry and forge her own path and musical identity. From her days as a young piano prodigy and her first band to her many years as a solo artist and her extensive touring and recording, the in-depth research into the personal influence behind Amoss music complements the chronicle of her professional career.

Confessions of a Sensitive Soul

A Poetic Journey

Author: Nyja Tapscott

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595364810

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Confessions of a Sensitive Soul: A Poetic Journey is a revealing, insightful, and passionate look into the mind of a voracious poet. These poems evoke a spectrum of images and genuine emotion while exploring the intricacies and nuances of contemporary life, love, relationships, self and spiritual growth. "There is a new poet on the scene! Proof that God is alive and well and continuing to inspire our creative juices. Nyja's poetry was written to reflect her journey, challenges and triumphs; but upon closer examination we find our own reflection. It is simple truth offering us introspection into our own lives by making us giggle, think, laugh out loud, sigh, cry, and applaud the memories. I think we can expect more from this gifted voice. Bravo Nyja! My daughter from God." -Marla Gibbs, Actress

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Secret Confessions of a Kept Woman

Author: Quaintella Asberry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462818273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 131

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Catalogue of the English Prose Fiction

Including Translations and Juvenile Fiction, in the Mercantile Library Association, of Baltimore, to October, 1874

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library catalogs

Page: 116

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