Baby, Don’t Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live by Chris Kattan
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 482 MB
Overview: You may know him as Mango, Mr. Peepers, the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester, or one half of the head-bopping brothers in A Night at the Roxbury. Maybe you remember him as the forlorn Gothic kid Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, or the guitarist in the "More Cowbell" sketch. Whichever it is, Chris Kattan has earned a spot in the hearts of a generation of comedy fans.
Chris Kattan has defied comparison, expectations, and sometimes gravity with his inimitable style of physical comedy. By creating some of the most memorable Saturday Night Live characters, as well as his many roles in film and television, Kattan has remained one of the most fearless and versatile comedians in the world.
Not long after Chris was labeled one of the improv group Groundlings’ "must-see" performers in the company, he was cast on SNL – and within the first six weeks, Chris’ film career also took off.
Now, for the first time, Kattan opens up about eight seasons on SNL, performing alongside friends and future legends including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey, and guest hosts from Charlize Theron to Tom Hanks to David Bowie. He also shares stories of his unusual childhood (involving a secluded mountain with zen monks) with Leonard Cohen and Alan Watts. Baby, Don’t Hurt Me offers an unprecedented look into Chris’ life, from his fascinating relationship with Lorne Michaels to a private Valentine’s Day dinner with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, an unforgettable flight with Beyoncé, and even breaking his neck on live television.
Baby, Don’t Hurt Me is a candid, revealing memoir from a timeless comedian and a window into the world of millennium-era SNL, from the rehearsals to the after-after parties, as narrated by your hilarious and inspiring friend – who just so happened to be there for all of it.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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So Me by Graham Norton
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 246 KB
Overview: Graham Norton, whose impish charm and quick wit has earned him a place in our hearts, looks back at his life so far. In his own words, So Me is ‘a real romp through a journey from living in a cockroach-infested council flat in Hackney to buying Claudia Schiffer’s townhouse in Manhattan, from my mother dragging me to school to me dragging her to Sharon Stone’s house for New Year’s brunch’. From a not-so miserable Irish childhood to dropping out of Cork University and joining a commune of hippies in San Francisco, from his disastrous attempts at becoming a serious actor to the rise of his comedy career in London, this is a hilarious, insightful and moving account of a colourful life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity by Winona Guo, Priya Vulchi
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 79.0 MB
Overview: An eye-opening exploration of race in America
In this deeply inspiring book, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America. Spurred by the realization that they had nearly completed high school without hearing any substantive discussion about racism in school, the two young women deferred college admission for a year to collect first-person accounts of how racism plays out in this country every day-and often in unexpected ways.
In Tell Me Who You Are, Guo and Vulchi reveal the lines that separate us based on race or other perceived differences and how telling our stories-and listening deeply to the stories of others-are the first and most crucial steps we can take towards negating racial inequity in our culture. Featuring interviews with over 150 Americans accompanied by their photographs, this intimate toolkit also offers a deep examination of the seeds of racism and strategies for effecting change.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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The Story of Me by Lesley Jones (Carnage #2), Nikki Delgado (Narrator), Jeff Leach (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 366mb, 13 hrs 25 mins
Overview: When your world, your life, and all of your hopes and dreams for the future are ripped out from under you, how do you go on?
Death without dying is not only the most painful kind of death, it’s also the most painful kind of life, and I don’t know if I’m strong enough to live it.
I spend my lonely days and nights trying to make sense of what my life has become. Do I have the strength to move forward into the light, or should I just let the darkness take me?
I’m Georgia Rae Layton McCarthy, and this is the story of me, just me. I’m no longer a part of an us, it’s just me. Alone. By myself.
Genre: Audiobook > Fiction > Romance
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Seduce Me, Cowboy (Copper Ridge: Desire #3) by Maisey Yates
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 145 MB
Overview: When a rebellious rancher meets the pastor’s daughter, it’s a match made in Copper Ridge! From New York Times best-selling author Maisey Yates!
Sheltered from her own desires for so long, Hayley Thompson wants to experience life. A new job at Gray Bear Construction is a start. The work she can handle. It’s her boss – reclusive, sexy Jonathan Bear – who’s scrambling her mind and her hormones.
No matter how successful he becomes, Jonathan’s reputation will always precede him. And his type of woman is usually nothing like prim, innocent Hayley. Yet he can’t resist unleashing the fire beneath her pent-up facade – even if seduction means losing his heart.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance
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Let Me Not Be Mad: A Story of Unravelling Minds by A K Benjamin
Requirements: EPUB Reader 5.14 MB
Overview: Let Me Not Be Mad is an immersive, virtuosic and provocative investigation of madness, love and self-destruction that defies categorisation.
A consulting room with two people in it. One of them is talking, the other is listening. Both of them need help.
Throughouthis life, A K Benjamin has found himself drawn to extreme behaviour – as a screenwriter, a contemplative monk, a counsellor for addicts, a support-worker for gang-members and ultimately as a clinical neuropsychologist.
His book begins as a series of superbly realised clinical encounters with anonymised patients, some recently traumatised, some on the brink of mental collapse, others already in freefall. But with each encounter, it becomes increasingly and disturbingly apparent that what we are reading is not really about the patients at all: it is about the author’s own fevered descent into mental illness and mania as he confronts his traumatic past.
Layered with twists and revelations, Let Me Not Be Mad challenges the boundary between fact and fiction to provide a thrilling drama of self-diagnosis: a hall of mirrors blazing with energy, intensity, humour and emotion. And though shockingly personal, it also reveals something deep and dark in western culture that is driving millions of us to distraction and collapse.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Health, Fitness & Medical
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My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search For Home by Michael Brendan Dougherty
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 740 kb
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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