In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls with candor, humor, poignancy and grace how her journey began --- growing up in a small, rural community in Arkansas during the 1930s.
Mike Piazza’s autobiography is the candid story of the greatest hitting catcher in the history of baseball, from his inauspicious draft selection to his Hall of Fame-worthy achievements and the unusual controversies that marked his career. Among other He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered around him and Major League Baseball during his time and describes the thrill of his game-winning home run on September 21, 2001
Widely hailed as one of the finest humorists of the twentieth century, James Thurber looks back at his life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, with the same humor and sharp wit that defined his famous sketches and writings. In MY LIFE AND HARD TIMES, first published in 1933, he recounts the delightful chaos and frustrations of family, boyhood, youth odd dogs, recalcitrant machinery, and the foibles of human nature.
This is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox, who by age sixteen had broken all records for English Channel swims. With a poet's eye for detail, Cox shares the beauty of her time in the water in this new classic of sports memoir --- from being the first to swim the Strait of Magellan to a near miss with a shark off the Cape of Good Hope to the iceberg-choked waters of the Antarctic.
I'm sure you have all been properly prepped by your English teachers for the release of The Great Gatsby this month! Excited??? But don't forget the other movies out in theaters and on DVD in May, including Epic, Beautiful Creatures and Struck by Lightning.
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