The Rescue at Dead Dog Beach: One Man's Quest to Find a Home For the World's Forgotten Animals

The robust, heartbreaking, but hopeful, tale of Steve McGarva’s heroic campaign to avoid wasting the satos, or stray canine of Puerto Rico, and an impassioned attract aid all animals in need.

Looking for concept and experience of their lives, Steve McGarva and his spouse Pam moved to Puerto Rico. whereas kite browsing at Playa Lucia, Steve made a surprising discovery—a ill and deserted dog—that could rework his existence. With its shimmering white sand, palm timber, and striking azure water, the seashore appeared postcard ideal. yet its attractiveness concealed a dismal facet: To the locals, this slice of paradise was once often called lifeless puppy Beach—a infamous dumping floor for the island’s undesirable canines.

Considered a chance to the area’s profitable tourism undefined, those defenseless animals have been in consistent hazard of brutality and demise. Enraged, and refusing to simply accept such cruelty, McGarva begun maintaining those helpless animals—actions that might jeopardize his marriage, problem his sanity, and make him a goal of locals decided to forestall him.

The Rescue at lifeless puppy Beach is the tale of Steve’s fearless commitment to 1000s of canine, and his efforts to reveal their systemic abuse. Exposing the real expenses of the vacationer undefined, it's also a decision to palms for animal fanatics, supplying insights and functional info to aid strays wherever within the world.

Show description

Continue Reading

Sleep Demons: An Insomniac's Memoir

By Bill Hayes

Invoice Hayes grew up in a relatives within which the query "How'd you sleep?" used to be as a lot a staple on the breakfast desk as orange juice or espresso, a question that inspired actual mirrored image and, because it seems for the writer, a legacy of life-shaping implications. If there is one of these factor as an insomnia gene, he tells us on the outset of this superbly written memoir, my father handed it directly to me, with his eco-friendly eyes and Irish depression.

invoice Hayes' existence as an insomniac is rooted within the wry trappings of irony: his father ran a Coca-Cola manufacturing facility, of all issues. i have usually puzzled if all that sugar and caffeine altered my neurochemical make-up. relocating seamlessly to and from his current vantage aspect in San Francisco, Hayes' narrative provides an intimate examine one man's singular trip via modern lifestyles -- from his sleep-disturbed youth via his sleepwalking in youth to the peak of his insomnia, while his companion struggles with AIDS and Hayes needs to face an more and more troubling and debilitating sleep problem.

alongside the best way, armed with an infectious interest and an obsession with the mysteries of his own demons, Hayes leads us on a desirable exploration of problems comparable to sleep-talking, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea and contends with all demeanour of theories and experimentation, from the conceptions of sleep in historical mythology to latest cutting-edge drowsing aids and clinics.

As with wish, sleep resists pursuit. It needs to come locate you. however, i glance for it. This strong e-book is the results of invoice Hayes' lifelong look for sleep.

Show description

Continue Reading

The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science—A Memoir

By Jill Price, Bart Davis

Jill rate has the 1st clinically determined case of a reminiscence situation referred to as "hyperthymestic syndrome" -- the continual, automated, autobiographical bear in mind of each day of her existence in view that she used to be fourteen. supply her any date from that yr on, and he or she can virtually immediately let you know what day of the week it used to be, what she did on that day, and any significant global occasion or cultural occurring that came about, so long as she heard approximately it that day. Her stories are like scenes from domestic video clips, regularly enjoying in her head, from side to side, over the years; not just does she make no attempt to name her stories to brain, she can't cease them.

The girl Who Can't Forget is the fantastically written and relocating tale of Jill's quest to come back to phrases together with her striking reminiscence, dwelling with a situation that not anyone understood, together with her, until eventually the medical crew who studied her ultimately charted the extreme terrain of her talents. Her interesting trip speaks volumes concerning the soft dance of remembering and forgetting in all of our lives and the numerous mysteries approximately how our stories form us.

As we examine of Jill's struggles first to gain how strange her reminiscence is after which to contend, as she grows up, with the original demanding situations of now not having the ability to put out of your mind -- remembering either the great instances and the undesirable, the joyous and the devastating, in such shiny and insistent aspect -- the best way her reminiscence works is contrasted to a wealth of discoveries in regards to the workings of ordinary human reminiscence and general human forgetting. exciting gentle is shed at the important position of what's known as "motivated forgetting"; in addition to theories approximately adolescence amnesia, the lack of reminiscence for the 1st to 3 years of our lives; the emotional content material of thoughts; and how within which autobiographical thoughts are commonly crafted into an ever-evolving and empowering lifestyles tale.

Would we wish to be mindful much more of our lives if lets? Which stories do our minds privilege over others? can we actually relive the days we take note such a lot vividly, feeling the feelings that coursed via us then? Why can we fail to remember quite a bit, and in what methods do the workings of reminiscence tailor the truth of what's truly occurred to us in our lives?

In The lady Who Can't Forget, Jill rate welcomes us into her outstanding existence and takes us on a mind-opening voyage into what existence will be like if we didn't overlook -- a voyage and then no reader will reflect on the mystical position of reminiscence in our lives within the comparable manner back.

Show description

Continue Reading

How to Be a Man: (and other illusions)

The cofounder of weapons N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and strolling Papers stocks what the hard-knock rock existence has taught him approximately how one can be a very good dude (in spite of it all).

One would not often flip to a veteran of weapons N' Roses for recommendation on the right way to dwell, yet Duff McKagan isn't really a customary rock musician. As chronicled within the New York Times bestseller It's really easy (and different lies), Duff obtained sober at thirty, went again to college, bought shrewdpermanent approximately funds, fell in love, grew to become a father, and received his lifestyles again on target. via trial and significant errors, Duff has realized to strike the stability among kin and paintings, shuttle and contentment, monetary flair and sacrifice.

In How to Be a guy (and different illusions), Duff takes the reader into the lifetime of a global rock musician and stocks, with disarming candor and humor, the cast lifestyles classes he is realized alongside find out how to luck and success in either his relations lifestyles and his occupation. From hard-won recommendation on such fundamentals as beginning with a powerful base and staying humble, to innovations on find out how to stave off melancholy and rework darker impulses into whatever effective, How to Be a Man is the last word consultant to rocking life—not as a dissolute train-wreck "rock star," yet as a guy destined for fulfillment and longevity.

Show description

Continue Reading

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

By Dave Eggers

National Bestseller 

The literary sensation of the 12 months, a ebook that redefines either kinfolk and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking paintings of miraculous Genius is the relocating memoir of a faculty senior who, within the house of 5 weeks, loses either one of his mom and dad to melanoma and inherits his eight-year-old brother. this is a thrilling debut that manages to be concurrently hilarious and wildly creative in addition to a deeply heartfelt tale of the affection that holds a relatives together.

A Heartbreaking paintings of superb Genius is an speedy vintage that may be learn in paperback for many years to come back. The classic variation encompasses a new appendix via the writer.

Show description

Continue Reading

Chernobyl Strawberries: A Memoir

By Vesna Goldsworthy

A charming account of lifestyles as a awesome member of the Serbian elite within the Eighties, after which because the spouse of a British diplomat and at present a celebrated overseas student with a primary novel due from Random apartment in 2015. A melanoma prognosis, and its unresolved effects, leads to a relocating, hilarious, and profound memoir. even though purportedly an account of forty years within the lifetime of a passionate girl, this article traffics within the births and deaths of entire worlds.

Show description

Continue Reading

The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics--and Can Again

By Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the continually insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and amazing examine the unforeseen upward push and self-inflicted fall of the Republican social gathering. Dominant in nationwide politics for 40 years less than the impression of the conservative yet pragmatic management of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, the GOP, Scarborough argues, is in a self-inflicted eclipse. the one approach ahead? get well the principled realism of the giants who led the get together to greatness.
within the aftermath of Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide, the Republican get together at the verge of everlasting irrelevance. LBJ’s nice Society was once institutionalizing sweeping liberal reforms, and the USA had a thriving, wealthy economic system. but directly every thing replaced, and the subsequent 4 many years might witness an unparalleled period of Republican ascendancy. What occurred?
In The correct Path, Joe Scarborough seems to be again in time to parent how Republicans as soon as ruled American public existence. From Eisenhower’s refusal to permit “the excellent be the enemy of the nice” to Reagan’s charismatic yet resolutely functional genius, Scarborough indicates how principled pragmatism, mixed with a dedication to center conservative values, ended in victory after victory.
Now, even if, political incalcitrance is threatening to show a once-mighty get together right into a everlasting minority.  
starting with the passage of the balloting Rights Act in 1965—the high-water second for liberalism—and finishing with the nationwide disillusionment that set in after typhoon Katrina ravaged New Orleans, The correct Path easily blends American political heritage with astute research and pithy, no-holds-barred observation. either a bracing name to hands and a common-sense background, The correct course provides an illuminating examine conservatism and its discontents—and why the GOP needs to regain its former tone and culture if it hopes to survive.
Praise for The correct Path
“This concise background of recent Republican politics may perhaps simply depart you positive concerning the possibilities that conservatives can govern back. . . . on the earth of statement, we have a tendency to obsess over the quotidian ebbs and flows—assuming that each little bump within the highway is a catastrophe. . . . yet there’s whatever approximately interpreting the background that permits one to take an extended view and placed issues in context. And that’s accurately what this publication does very well.”The day-by-day Caller

The correct Path is the suitable publication on the correct time to spark a much-needed dialog in regards to the way forward for the Republican Party.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin
“If you’re attracted to the Republican destiny, you must learn The correct Path. I don’t consider it all, yet Joe Scarborough has written a booklet that’s either thought-provoking and fun.”—William Kristol

“Joe Scarborough’s energetic, provocative, and instructive historical past of the trendy Republican get together will fan the flames of the GOP—which is strictly what he has in brain. because the Grand outdated occasion searches for a route to victory, Joe deals a few very important classes to be learned.”—Tom Brokaw
“Joe Scarborough’s incisive, unique, provocative, and well-argued publication, deploying American political historical past either far-off and up to date, merits to be greatly learn, conscientiously thought of, and energetically debated.”—Michael Beschloss

Show description

Continue Reading

Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise

By Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton hasn't ever been one to take the normal route to luck. regardless of early stardom via his youth function within the movie "Stand via Me", and growing to be up on tv as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: the subsequent Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, goal, and a plausible technique of paying the money owed. within the oddest of locations, Topeka, Kansas, Wil came across that regardless of his claims to popularity, he used to be at center Just a Geek.

In this bestselling e-book, Wil stocks his deeply own and hard trip to discover himself. you are going to comprehend the trials, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he involves phrases with what it potential to be well-known, or, paradoxically, well-known for as soon as having been well-known. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches at the frustrations linked to his performing profession, his lack of ability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher within the public's eyes, the release of his enormously winning site,, and the enjoyment he is present in writing. via all of this, Wil stocks the ups and downs he encountered alongside the adventure, besides the help and love he came across from his pals and family.

The tales in Just a Geek include:

  • Wil's plunge from teenager megastar to suffering actor
  • Discovering the thrill of HTML, running a blog, Linux, and net design
  • The fight among Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, writer and blogger
  • Gut-wrenching reactions to the Sep 11 disaster
  • Moving stories of Wil's relationships along with his spouse, step-children, and prolonged family
  • The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list author

Wil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in we all. enticing, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will shock you and make you laugh.

Show description

Continue Reading

Man's Search for Meaning

By Viktor E. Frankl

With a brand new Foreword by way of Harold S. Kushner
and a brand new Biographical Afterword through William J. Winslade

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of lifestyles in Nazi demise camps and its classes for non secular survival. among 1942 and 1945 Frankl worked in 4 assorted camps, together with Auschwitz, whereas his mom and dad, brother, and pregnant spouse perished. according to his personal event and the stories of others he handled later in his perform, Frankl argues that we can't keep away from agony yet we will be able to opt for tips to deal with it, locate that means in it, and circulate ahead with renewed objective. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek be aware emblems ("meaning")-holds that our basic force in lifestyles isn't really excitement, as Freud maintained, however the discovery and pursuit of what we individually locate meaningful.

At the time of Frankl's loss of life in 1997, Man's look for Meaning had bought greater than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that requested readers to call a "book that made a distinction on your existence" came upon Man's look for Meaning one of the ten so much influential books in the United States.

Beacon Press, the unique English-language writer of Man's look for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback version with a brand new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, fee, and school room fabrics to arrive new generations of readers.

Show description

Continue Reading