I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir by Kevin Sessums

I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir by Kevin Sessums
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Overview: On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman.

For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects; but, Kevin knew that his rapidly unraveling life was as shallow as the hotel’s hip furniture and he was hanging on by his fingertips.

In I Left It on the Mountain, Sessums chronicles his early days in NY as an actor, his years working for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair, countless nights of anonymous sex, his HIV Positive diagnosis and his descent into addiction.

It’s also the chronicle of one man’s spiritual redemption found while climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostelo and trudging across the cold, lonely winter beaches of Provincetown.

Peopled with the famous like Daniel Radcliffe and Diane Sawyer as well as anonymous companions corporeal and otherwise whom he met while mountain climbing and hiking, I Left It on the Mountain is the story of one man’s fall and rebirth, the next moving chapter in Kevin Sessums’ extraordinary life that takes him from the high to the low and back again.

For readers who loved Mississippi Sissy and want to know what happened to that tenacious little boy with the baseball mitt, I Left It On the Mountain is the sometimes very dark, but ultimately hopeful answer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir by Kevin Sessums

I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir by Kevin Sessums
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 693 KB
Overview: On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman.

For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects; but, Kevin knew that his rapidly unraveling life was as shallow as the hotel’s hip furniture and he was hanging on by his fingertips.

In I Left It on the Mountain, Sessums chronicles his early days in NY as an actor, his years working for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair, countless nights of anonymous sex, his HIV Positive diagnosis and his descent into addiction.

It’s also the chronicle of one man’s spiritual redemption found while climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostelo and trudging across the cold, lonely winter beaches of Provincetown.

Peopled with the famous like Daniel Radcliffe and Diane Sawyer as well as anonymous companions corporeal and otherwise whom he met while mountain climbing and hiking, I Left It on the Mountain is the story of one man’s fall and rebirth, the next moving chapter in Kevin Sessums’ extraordinary life that takes him from the high to the low and back again.

For readers who loved Mississippi Sissy and want to know what happened to that tenacious little boy with the baseball mitt, I Left It On the Mountain is the sometimes very dark, but ultimately hopeful answer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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No Free Left by Vijay Prashad +

No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism by Vijay Prashad
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Overview: Do the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 signal the end of the road for the Left?

Over the past twenty years, the Indian political climate has shifted decidedly to the Right – with the BJP and the Congress dragging India into a growth trajectory that squanders the hopes of working people. The old consensus on Indian socialism is threadbare, and socialist parties in disarray.

The future of Indian communism is rooted in the popular hopes for a better tomorrow and in the popular discontent with the bitter present. No Free Left is a critical examination of the past of Indian Communism and an assessment of its future.

Most literature on Indian communism feels claustrophobic. It assumes that the communist movement lives on a detached landscape – its programme and political judgments are adjudged against a divine standard. A history of communism cannot be written, Gramsci said, without writing a “general history of a country.” Vijay Prashad does exactly that.

No Free Left stays alive to the details of the present while drawing out the long term dynamic, combining a rich historical survey with acute political analysis of the present. It is a compelling work for students of Indian politics. For activists of the Left, it is indispensable reading. Above all, it is a live work, an invitation to debate and discussion.

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (both from LeftWord). He is a columnist for Frontline and al-Araby al-Jadeed. He is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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What’s Left of the World by David J. Blacker

What’s Left of the World: Education, Identity and the Post-Work Political Imagination by David J. Blacker
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Overview: In 1960, Paul Goodman argued that the Fordist system that treated people as mere cogs in a machine had created a profound unhappiness in young people and in American society as a whole. More than half a century later, professor David Blacker recognizes that decades of neoliberalism have pushed young people beyond unhappiness and into a collective identity crisis. Overall, Americans no longer feel needed to do jobs that had previously anchored them in society and are becoming disconnected and purposeless. The proliferation of new identities is symptomatic of neoliberalism and its hyper-commodification and deregulation of everyday life. But it’s not all doom and gloom: the de-anchoring process opens a new "world" of possibilities that Blacker details in the book’s later chapters.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Left to Their Own Devices by Julie M. Albright

Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream by Julie M. Albright
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Overview: A sociologist explores the many ways that digital natives’ interaction with technology has changed their relationship with people, places, jobs, and other stabilizing structures and created a new way of life that is at odds with the American Dream of past generations.

Digital natives are hacking the American Dream.

Young people brought up with the Internet, smartphones, and social media are quickly rendering old habits, values, behaviors, and norms a distant memory-creating the greatest generation gap in history.

In this eye-opening book, digital sociologist Julie M. Albright looks at the many ways in which younger people, facilitated by technology, are coming "untethered" from traditional aspirations and ideals, and asks: What are the effects of being disconnected from traditional, stabilizing social structures like churches, marriage, political parties, and long-term employment? What does it mean to be human when one’s ties to people, places, jobs, and societal institutions are weakened or broken, displaced by digital hyper-connectivity?
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Left of Poetry by Sarah Ehlers

Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics by Sarah Ehlers
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Overview: In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range of archival materials and theories about poetry that emerged on the 1930s left, Ehlers reimagines the historical formation of modern poetics. Offering new and challenging readings of prominent figures such as Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser, and Jacques Roumain, and uncovering the contributions of lesser-known writers such as Genevieve Taggard and Martha Millet, Ehlers illuminates an aesthetically and geographically diverse matrix of schools and movements.

Resisting the dismissal of thirties left writing as mere propaganda, the book reveals how communist-affiliated poets experimented with poetic modes-such as lyric and documentary-and genres, including songs, ballads, and nursery rhymes, in ways that challenged existing frameworks for understanding the relationships among poetic form, political commitment, and historical transformation. As Ehlers shows, Depression left movements and their international connections are crucial for understanding both the history of modern poetry and the role of poetic thought in conceptualizing historical change.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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My Father Left Me Ireland by Michael Brendan Dougherty

My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search For Home by Michael Brendan Dougherty
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Overview: A beautiful and heartbreakingly raw memoir of Irish identity and fatherhood.

The child of an Irish man and an Irish-American woman who split up before he was born, Michael Brendan Dougherty grew up with an acute sense of absence. He was raised in New Jersey by his hard-working single mother, who gave him a passion for Ireland, the land of her roots and the home of Michael’s father. She put him to bed using little phrases in the Irish language, sang traditional songs, and filled their home with a romantic vision of a homeland over the horizon.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Coming Up on Your Left by Joemy Wilson

Coming Up on Your Left: A Tour Guide’s Guidebook by Joemy Wilson
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Overview: Joemy Wilson takes vacations for a living. As an international tour director, she escorts people to exciting destinations throughout the world and helps make their travel dreams come true. She teams up with local guides, whose job is "to spin stories – stories that entertain, inform, and inspire." In this book, you’ll discover the secrets of the great guides, the "cultural ambassadors," who can turn an ordinary vacation trip into a meaningful, life-enriching journey. "Coming Up on Your Left: A Tour Guide’s Guidebook" is full of funny, poignant, and inspirational stories from a tourism-industry insider who has traveled with dozens of guides all over the globe.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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No Crumbs Left by Teri Turner

No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous by Teri Turner
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Overview: Delicious and healthful recipes from the beloved blog NoCrumbsLeft.com-fully endorsed by Whole30

As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Teri Turner, creator of No Crumbs Left, has healthful and great tasting answers. Food is Teri’s love language, and her approach to getting people into the kitchen, rolling up their sleeves, and cooking is contagious. "Don’t be afraid to fail: it’s just food," is one of her mantras. Teri’s passion is evident on every page of her first cookbook, as she leads readers through a discovery of new flavors and spice combinations and teaches people to trust their cooking instincts. Teri’s recipes, most of which are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant, are what makes No Crumbs Left so unique. Simple and incredibly delicious dishes such as Pistachio Pesto Chicken Breast, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Spicy Pepperoncini Beef are on the dinner table quickly.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink

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The Race for What’s Left by way of Michael T. Klare

The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources by way of Michael T. Klare
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Overview: From Michael Klare, the famend skilled on herbal useful resource problems, a useful account of a brand new and perilous international festival

The global is going through an unheard of disaster of useful resource depletion-a disaster that is going past “top oil” to surround shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all the planet’s simply obtainable useful resource deposits impulsively coming near exhaustion, the determined hunt for provides has develop into a frenzy of maximum exploration, as governments and companies rush to stake their declare in spaces up to now regarded as too bad and faraway. The Race for What’s Left takes us from the Arctic to warfare zones to deep ocean flooring, from a Russian submarine planting the rustic’s flag at the North Pole seabed to the large-scale purchasing up of African farmland by way of Saudi Arabia, China, and different food-importing countries.

As Klare explains, this invasion of the overall frontiers carries grave penalties. With useful resource extraction rising extra advanced, the environmental dangers are changing into increasingly more critical; the Deepwater Horizon crisis is just a preview of the hazards to return. At the similar time, the serious seek for dwindling provides is igniting new border disputes, elevating the chance of army disagreement. Inevitably, if the scouring of the globe continues on its provide trail, many key sources that trendy trade is based upon will disappear utterly. The handiest means out, Klare argues, is to change our intake patterns altogether-a a very powerful activity that would be the biggest problem of the approaching century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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So Much Life Left Over via Louis de Bernières

So Much Life Left Over (The Dust That Falls from Dreams #2) via Louis de Bernières
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 385 MB
Overview: Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to begin a brand new lifestyles on the daybreak of the 1920s, making an attempt to place the trauma of the First World War at the back of them and to re-ignite a wedding that will get less warm each day. However, even within the lush plantation hills it’s exhausting for them to flee the binds of house and the craving for fulfilment that threatens their marriage.

Back in England, Rosie’s 3 sisters are coping with other demanding situations of their searches for circle of relatives, function and happiness. These are precarious occasions, they usually in finding themselves the usage of unconventional manner to succeed in their needs. Around them the sector is converting, and when Daniel unearths himself in Germany he witnesses occasions taking a dismal and forbidding flip.

By turns funny and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a solid of distinctive and charming characters as they navigate the abnormal interwar years each in England and out of the country.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Historical Fiction

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So Much Life Left Over via Louis de Bernières

So Much Life Left Over (The Dust That Falls from Dreams #2) via Louis de Bernières
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 385 MB
Overview: Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to begin a brand new existence on the crack of dawn of the 1920s, making an attempt to place the trauma of the First World War at the back of them and to re-ignite a wedding that will get less warm on a daily basis. However, even within the lush plantation hills it’s onerous for them to flee the binds of house and the craving for fulfilment that threatens their marriage.

Back in England, Rosie’s 3 sisters are coping with other demanding situations of their searches for circle of relatives, function and happiness. These are precarious occasions, they usually in finding themselves the usage of unconventional method to succeed in their needs. Around them the arena is converting, and when Daniel unearths himself in Germany he witnesses occasions taking a gloomy and forbidding flip.

By turns funny and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a solid of distinctive and fascinating characters as they navigate the atypical interwar years each in England and out of the country.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Historical Fiction

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So Much Life Left Over via Louis de Bernières (Bernieres )

So Much Life Left Over (The Dust That Falls from Dreams #2) via Louis de Bernières
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 385 MB
Overview: Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to begin a brand new existence on the crack of dawn of the 1920s, making an attempt to position the trauma of the First World War in the back of them and to re-light a wedding that will get chillier each day. However, even within the lush plantation hills it’s laborious for them to flee the binds of house and the craving for fulfilment that threatens their marriage.

Back in England, Rosie’s 3 sisters are coping with other demanding situations of their searches for circle of relatives, goal and happiness. These are precarious instances, and so they in finding themselves the use of unconventional manner to reach their needs. Around them the sector is converting, and when Daniel unearths himself in Germany he witnesses occasions taking a gloomy and forbidding flip.

By turns funny and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a forged of distinctive and charming characters as they navigate the peculiar interwar years each in England and in another country.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Historical Fiction

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