Author: Kate Cockrill, Lucia Leandro Gimeno, Steph Herold
Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction is a collection of stories of ordinary people talking intimately and honestly about their reproductive experiences including abortion, egg donation, adoption, LGBT parenting, remaining child free, and much more. This unique collection is a project of The Sea Change Program, a nonprofit committed to upholding the dignity and humanity of all people as they move through their reproductive lives. Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction presents a wide range of reproductive experiences that are rarely explored together in one place. The authors share their most vulnerable experiences with emotional honesty, self-awareness and sometimes humor. The multiple perspectives in this book challenges stereotypes about people whose reproductive decisions and experiences fall outside of the dominant story of pregnancy and parenting Intimate and accessible, Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction invites you to join in a circle of sharing that is safe and affirming. By reading and discussing these stories about reproductive experiences, you will be part of ending shame and isolation while helping to expand a more inclusive and compassionate understanding of family...and don't be surprised if you find that you, too, finally have the courage to share your own untold story.
Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out is nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Matthew Rubery uncovers this story, from Edison to today’s billion-dollar audiobook industry, and breaks from convention by treating audiobooks as a distinctive art form that has profoundly influenced the way we read.
Physicians' Untold Stories
Author: Scott J. Kolbaba
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Doctors work in life-and-death situations every day. But what happens when they encounter something even they can't explain scientifically? Dreams foretelling future events, apparitions, and other miraculous experiences fill this book, as practicing doctors recount the most unusual moments of their careers. Meant to awe, instruct, and inspire, these tales will convince even the harshest skeptic that there are things beyond this physical world and that sometimes, all we need to do is believe. Physicians' Untold Stories doesn't stop at chronicling these occurrences. Scott J. Kolbaba, MD, provides a glimpse into the lives of doctors that few get to experience. Learn their agonies and joys. In their own words, doctors reach out to you and show you how faith in the divine has shaped their lives. Even in the darkest of times, as they comfort terminally ill patients and make impossible choices, moments of light shine through. Like the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Kolbaba has catalogued inspiration moments into small stories perfect for bite-size reading-or maybe for gobbling up all at once!
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether he's discussing his modest childhood or his work with the likes of Maggie Smith, Thora Hird and John Gielgud. Also included are his much celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny,Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. Since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s Alan Bennett has delighted audiences worldwide with his gentle humour and wry observations about life. His many works include Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, A Question of Attribution and The Madness of King George. The History Boys opened to great acclaim at the National in 2004, and is winner of the Evening Standard Award, the South Bank Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play. 'Perhaps the best loved of English writers alive today.' Sunday Telegraph Untold Stories is published jointly with Profile Books.
Author: Nancy Hansen, Roy Hanes, Diane Driedger
Publisher: Canadian Scholars
This long-awaited reader explores the history of Canadian people with disabilities from Confederation to current day. This edited collection focuses on Canadians with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, and discusses their lives, work, and influence on public policy. Organized by time period, the 23 chapters in this collection are authored by a diverse group of scholars who discuss the untold histories of Canadians with disabilities―Canadians who influenced science and technology, law, education, healthcare, and social justice. Selected chapters discuss disabilities among Indigenous women; the importance of community inclusion; the ubiquity of stairs in the Montreal metro; and the ethics of disability research. This volume is a terrific resource for students and anyone interested in disability studies, history, sociology, social work, geography, and education. Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader offers an exceptional presentation of influential people with various disabilities who brought about social change and helped to make Canada more accessible.
Author: Monica Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An Englishwoman named Lydia is living in a small, nondescript town somewhere in the American Midwest. She has a circle of friends: one owns a dress shop; another sells houses; another is a frenzied stay-at-home mother. Lydia works at an animal shelter and swims every morning. Her lover, who adores her, feels she won't let him know her. Who is she? Imagine if this woman was once one of the most famous living on our planet? A woman who captivated the entire world? A woman whose sudden death was mourned by millions. Who is she?
Have you ever wanted to sneak behind the curtain of some of Broadway's greatest hits including Wicked, Rent, and A Chorus Line? Do you wonder what Patti LuPone revealed to Raul Esparza about Broadway dressing rooms or wish you were a fly on the wall during Audra McDonald's big break auditions? Are you dying to know why Laura Linney would watch Stockard Channing from the rafters each night? From opening nights to closing nights. From secret passageways to ghostly encounters. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to read hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stagehands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. You'll never look at Broadway the same way again. This is the second book in a multi-volume series that will tell the stories of all of the Broadway theaters. Volume 2 includes the Barrymore, the Circle in the Square, the Criterion Center Stage Right, the Gershwin, the Nederlander, the Palace, the Shubert, and the Vivian Beaumont: eight Broadway theaters that light up New York City. Volume 2 Interviewees: Deborah Abramson, Loni Ackerman, Lynn Ahrens, Rose M. Alaio, Mana Allen, Charlie Alterman, Michael Arden, Brittnye Batchelor, Bryan Batt, Hunter Bell, Marty Bell, Brig Berney, Michael Berresse, Ken Billington, Sandy Binion, Patricia Birch, Andre Bishop, Nick Blaemire, Corbin Bleu, Heidi Blickenstaff, Walter Bobbie, Anne Bobby, Chris Boneau, Beowulf Boritt, Christian Borle, Jeff Bowen, Jason Robert Brown, Jeb Brown, Laura Bell Bundy, Todd Buonopane, Jonathan Burkhart, Danny Burstein, Liz Callaway, Liz Caplan, Len Cariou, Craig Carnelia, Eileen Casey, Harrison Chad, Ted Chapin, Nancy Coyne, Gavin Creel, Charlotte d'Amboise, Ken Davenport, Penny Davis, Carmel Dean, Robin De Jesus, Ed Dixon, Christopher Durang, James Dybas, Jake Epstein, Raul Esparza, Ben Fankhauser, Tim Federle, Philip Feller, Bert Fink, Terry Finn, Stephen Flaherty, Merwin Foard, Shannon Ford, Hunter Foster, Fritz Frizsell, Larry Fuller, Artie Gaffin, Jack Gale, David Gallo, Irene Gandy, Chris Gattelli, Joanna Gleason, Annie Golden, Jason Graae, Todd Graff, Randy Graff, Ilene Graff, Amanda Green, Michael Greif, Harry Groener, Jonathan Groff, Julie Halston, Ann Harada, F. Michael Haynie, Diane Heatherington, Laura Heller, Tom Hewitt, John Hickok, Larry Hochman, Abe Jacob, Sally J. Jacobs, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jeremy Jordan, Doug Katsaros, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Steve C. Kennedy, Chad Kimball, Eddie Korbich, Michael John LaChiusa, Liz Larsen, Baayork Lee, Telly Leung, Caissie Levy, Peter Link, Laura Linney, Jose Llana, William Ivey Long, David Loud, Anna Louizos, Hal Luftig, Arielle Tepper Madover, James Maloney, Richard Maltby Jr., Joe Mantello, Josh Marquette, Kathleen Marshall, Mel Marvin, Tony Massey, Michael Mayer, Neil Mazzella, Elizabeth McCann, Kevin McCollum, Donna McKechnie, John McMartin, Lindsay Mendez, Michael Mendez, Alan Menken, Joanna Merlin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jessica Molaskey, Eric William Morris, Randy Morrison, Robert Morse, Julia Murney, Austin Nathaniel, George Nestor, Casey Nicholaw, Jack O'Brien, Kelli O'Hara, Brynn O'Malley, Laura Osnes, Evan Pappas, Michon Peacock, Tim Pettolina, Hayley Podschun, Red Press, Lonny Price, Harold Prince, Ben Rappaport, Krysta Rodriguez, Steve Rosen, Daryl Roth, Michael Rupert, Alex Rybeck, Harvey Sabinson, Sarah Saltzberg, Don Scardino, Justin Scribner, Joan Shepard, David Shire, Rick Sordelet, Louis St. Louis, Michael Starobin, Don Stitt, David Stone, Charles Strouse, Julie Taymor, Bernie Telsey, Mary Testa, Joe Traina, Taylor Trensch, Mike VanPraagh, Donna Vivino, Frank Vlastnik, Jim Walton, Tony Walton, Robert E. Wankel, John Weidman, Ira Weitzman, George C. Wolfe, Amy Wolk, Greg Woolard, James Woolley, Nick Wyman, Maury Yeston, Brian Yorkey, Jerry"
Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfronttransports the reader into the extraordinary past and present embedded in New York City’s more than 600 miles of coastline through a stunning selection of rare photographs, history, new fiction and contemporary art. Each of the ten chapters centers on one of New York City’s lesser-known waterfront spaces: Dead Horse Bay, where the pre-automobile city’s legions of horses once met their maker; Hart Island, New York’s still-active potter’s field, where over 800,000 of the city’s unclaimed dead have been laid to rest; and Sandy Ground, one of the earliest free black communities in the nation, made prosperous through oystering and strawberry farming. Elizabeth Albert's historical texts and striking images resonate with Underwater New York's selected new fiction and poetry, setting a stage where history, image and fiction coalesce into a powerful and haunting experience. Silent Beachesfeatures the work of internationally known and notable contemporary artists and writers, including Joel Meyerowitz, Mary Mattingly, Carrie Mae Weems, Spencer Finch, Susan Choi, Nelly Reifler, Ravi Howard, Antoine Wilson and others.
Steve McCurry's iconic images have made him one of the world's most popular photographers working today. Now, for the first time, he shares the stories behind stunning images taken from around the world throughout his extensive career. In the finest documentary tradition, Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs delves into McCurry's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen ephemera, including journals, portraits, maps, and beautifully reproduced snapshots from various assignments. The book is organized into 14 photo stories, each brought to life by narrative text and over 100 lavish, full-color photo plates. Together, these fascinating documents create a living biography of one of photography's greatest legends.
Have you ever wondered where Father Christmas came from? And how he ended up with a factory at the North Pole full of elves to help him make toys? A beautifully illustrated and timeless story about how a toymaker and his wife became Mother and Father Christmas for children all over the world.
Author: Héctor Tobar
Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio Banderas Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Selected for NPR's Morning Edition Book Club When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in The 33, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-underground passages filled with danger and that often felt alive. A masterwork of narrative journalism and a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit, The 33 captures the profound ways in which the lives of the Chilean miners and everyone involved in the catastrophe were forever changed.
Together in print for the first time, Warriors: The Untold Stories is a paperback bind-up of the first three novellas in Erin Hunter's mega-bestselling Warriors series. These short stories about the Warrior cats were previously only available as individual, digital-only titles. This collection includes: Hollyleaf's Story: Which cat saved Hollyleaf after she raced away from ThunderClan into the collapsing tunnels? Mistystar's Omen: Why did Mistystar threaten to force Mothwing to step down as RiverClan's medicine cat? Cloudstar's Journey: How did Cloudstar try to save SkyClan as Twolegs were encroaching on its territory?
Author: Steve Hauk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It's 1942. The novelist John Steinbeck needs character witnesses to sign his application to carry a gun in New York. He's received a threatening phone call and feels the need for self-protection. He's a relative newcomer to the Empire State - most of his close friends live back in California, so finding people to sign could be difficult for the controversial author. Feeling time is of the essence, he begins his search for character witnesses in the idyllic village of Palisades, where he makes his home. The Application is one of sixteen tales in Steinbeck: The Untold Stories examining the emotional and psychological toll extracted for writing the truth as Steinbeck saw it, in works such as Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. From his days in Salinas and Los Gatos and Pacific Grove on California's Monterey Peninsula to his later years in New York, we meet the people who were important in his life as well as the dark specters of those who opposed him and what he was writing. The stories look at his friends and contemporaries and those who outlived him. Henry, for instance, a boyhood pal who decades later sees John again in a visit to Henry's Salinas service station under cover of darkness. Or Lily, an old high school classmate who invites him to an impromptu reunion that turns dangerous for John and the other participants gathered in a park. Artists, too, were important in his world. The young couple he gave money to so they could explore Mexico and "learn to paint out loud." The painter, a giant of a man, who on a summer night carried Steinbeck out of his home after an argument on labor issues. The famous film actress who accompanies him on a nervous drive, from Los Angeles up the Salinas Valley in the light of day. There were those who had little or no contact with him but were influenced and moved by his work. Beau, a charismatic chainsmoking cowboy who proudly felt he inspired the creation of a Steinbeck character. The terminally ill book collector Paul, who finds temporary escape from his worries and responsibilities by searching for Steinbeck first editions. The wanderer Bill who arrives in Monterey and is befriended by those who knew Steinbeck and instruct him in the legacy. Or the gentle woman who looks back seventy years recalling her famous marine biologist father's relationship with the writer - as well as with his own children. These and other stories are further brought to life by the gritty, character-driven illustrations of artist C. Kline. Images such as John's mother Olive gathering flowers while remembering a sad day in her youth. A young sailor off an aircraft carrier drinking with two American strangers in a Greek bar while a political coup is underway. A Big Sur trapper tearfully parting with a mountain lion named Flora. Or the writer explaining to a ghost he has no home and never did. These stories and characters provide pathos and humor to the portrait of a great writer dealing with his memories and fears. And - as Steinbeck once described it in a letter to a friend - the powerful desire to begin again and return to the ocean tide pools and star-gazing of his youth.
The Dawn of Detroit
Author: Tiya Miles
Publisher: The New Press
2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalist Longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize 2018 Nominee for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection A Michigan Notable Book of 2018 A Booklist Editors’ Choice Title for 2017 “If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over.” —New York Times Book Review “[Miles] has compiled documentation that does for Detroit what the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives did for other regions, primarily the South.” —Washington Post “[Tiya Miles] is among the best when it comes to blending artful storytelling with an unwavering sense of social justice.” —Martha S. Jones in The Chronicle of Higher Education “A necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship.” —Publisher Weekly (starred) “A book likely to stand at the head of further research into the problem of Native and African-American slavery in the north country.” —Kirkus Reviews From the MacArthur genius grant winner, a beautifully written and revelatory look at the slave origins of a major northern American city Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest’s iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Skillfully assembling fragments of a distant historical record, Miles introduces new historical figures and unearths struggles that remained hidden from view until now. The result is fascinating history, little explored and eloquently told, of the limits of freedom in early America, one that adds new layers of complexity to the story of a place that exerts a strong fascination in the media and among public intellectuals, artists, and activists. A book that opens the door on a completely hidden past, The Dawn of Detroit is a powerful and elegantly written history, one that completely changes our understanding of slavery’s American legacy.
Author: Sean Howe
Publisher: Harper Collins
An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen." Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors—impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them—struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals— a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.