Illuminates deep emotional truths. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Until now. In I. M. Isaac mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far.
I.M.: A Memoir #ad - Instant new york times bestseller“in I. M. Isaac mizrahi puts his life to paper with the same mix of spirit and wryness as the designs he popularized. Vanity fairisaac mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and MeHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life—and her mother—on her own terms. Wild game is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It’s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.
The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne’s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Exquisite and harrowing. New york times book review“This electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word.
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me #ad - People named a best book of 2019 by npr * buzzfeed * slate * chicago public library * real simple * library Journal * Washington Post * Amazon * CBCA daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity. On a hot july night on cape cod when adrienne was fourteen, Malabar, her mother, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me.
Adrienne instantly became her mother’s confidante and helpmate, and from then on, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband’s closest friend.
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long LifeRandom House #ad - Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the british cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography.
Gretchen craft rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was not; he was an anachronism, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore.
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life #ad - In crisp, rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, energetic language, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.
Me: Elton John Official AutobiographyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - Elton john had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner bernie taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, The Lion King, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, Freddie Mercury, and Billy Elliot the Musical.
Instant #1 new york times bestsellerin his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. Christened reginald dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star.
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography #ad - This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. All the while elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.
In me, elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, and open, humble, his passions and his mistakes.
Inside Out: A MemoirHarper #ad - From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines. Even as demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, she was always outrunning her past, however, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood.
Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, body image issues, Demi battled addiction, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, if she was a good mother, always, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, a good actress—and, if she was simply good enough.
Inside Out: A Memoir #ad - As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, and her journey toward open heartedness.
Instant #1 new york times bestsellera best book of the year: the new yorker, the guardian, the sunday times, Good Morning America, The Daily Mail, She ReadsFamed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity.
. Inside out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.
The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and TransformationHarper Wave #ad - Part cautionary tale, part middle-of-life rallying cry, Sheri’s stories offer profound inspiration for personal renewal. . She had dedicated decades to her dream job, and loved almost every minute of it, but had left the rest of her life gathering dust on the shelf. And this meant revisiting her past, excavating its lessons, and boldly reimagining her future.
In these pages, grappling with losses, baring her soul in sex therapy, reinventing friendships, braving humiliation at Hollywood’s favorite fitness studio, she invites readers along for the ride—detoxing in the desert, and more. Thursday morning. One hundred pounds overweight, no man in sight, and rounding the bend to 57 years old—a full-blown catastrophe.
The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation #ad - What happens when you realize you’ve had the career of your dreams, but you don’t have the life of your dreams? This was the stark reality facing Sheri Salata when she left her twenty-year stint at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios and the OWN network. After years of telling other people’s makeover stories, Sheri decided to “produce” her own life transformation.
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People's Lives Better, TooHarmony #ad - During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. Our tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, meet deadlines, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.
More than 600, 000 people have taken her online quiz, spouses, teachers, and managers, doctors, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The four tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought: • People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself.
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People's Lives Better, Too #ad - How can i help someone to follow good advice?• People say I ask too many questions. How do i work with someone who refuses to do what i ask—or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.
The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More FunHarper Paperbacks #ad - The days are long, but the years are short, ” she realized. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
This updated edition includes:· an extensive new interview with the author· stories of other people’s life-changing happiness projects· A resource guide to the dozens of free resources created for readers· The Happiness Project Manifesto· An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s bestselling book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People’s Lives Better, Too .
This special 10th anniversary edition features a Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Project Stories, a list of dozens of free resources, a guide to creating your own happiness project, and more. An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. Drawing on cutting-edge science, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, classical philosophy, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun #ad - Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter. In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.
Metropolitan Stories: A NovelOther Press #ad - Hidden behind the picassos and vermeers, the temple of dendur and the American Wing, and cafeteria that are home to the museum's devoted and peculiar staff of 2, exists another world: the hallways and offices, storerooms, conservation studios, 200 people—along with a few ghosts. A surreal love letter to this private side of the Met, Metropolitan Stories unfolds in a series of amusing and poignant vignettes in which we discover larger-than-life characters, the downside of survival, and the powerful voices of the art itself.
The result is a novel bursting with magic, an ode to lives lived for art, and energetic detail, humor, but also a beautiful book about introspection, ultimately building a powerful collage of human experience and the world of the imagination. Only someone who deeply loves and understands the Metropolitan Museum could deliver such madcap, funny, magical, tender, intimate fables and stories.
Metropolitan Stories: A Novel #ad - Maira kalman, artist and bestselling author of the Principles of Uncertainty From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than twenty-five years, an enchanting novel that shows us the Met that the public doesn't see.
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet MemoirRandom House #ad - She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. Reichl is a warm, intimate writer. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet. A must for any food lover. This was the golden age of print media—the last spendthrift gasp before the Internet turned the magazine world upside down.
Each serving of magazine folklore is worth savoring. In fact, reichl’s story is juicier than a Peter Luger porterhouse. Yet reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. New york times bestseller • trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job and the risk of a lifetime when she entered the high-stakes world of magazine publishing.
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir #ad - Complete with recipes, save me the plums is a personal journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams—even when she ends up in a place she never expected to be. Praise for save Me the Plums“Poignant and hilarious. She peels back the curtain to a glamorous time of magazine-making.
You’ll tear through this memoir. Refinery29 named one of the best books of the year by real simple • good housekeeping • town & Country When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined.
Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers, the American Heiress Who Taught the World About StyleSt. Martin's Press #ad - A fascinating portrait of the standard Oil heirerss and legendary American trendsetter Millicent RogersNobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Her romantic conquests, paled in comparison to her triumph in the fashion world where she electrified the fashionistas by becoming the muse to designer Charles James, appearing in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and - at the end of her life - retreating to Taos, though, New Mexico where she popularized Southwestern style.
In searching for beauty, cherie burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her debutante debut and her Taos finale. Born into luxury, european vacations, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, exquisite clothing and handsome men. With searching for beauty, millicent rogers enters the pantheon of great American women who, like Diana Vreeland and Babe Paley, put their distinctive stamp on American Style.
Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers, the American Heiress Who Taught the World About Style #ad - A rebellious icon of the age, she eloped with a penniless baron, among others, danced tangos in European nightclubs, remarried and romanced, divorced, Clark Gable.