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I Can't Make This Up

I Can't Make This Up

Author: Kevin Hart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501155567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn [his disadvantaged childhood] around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he's overcome each challenge to become the man he is today"--Amazon.com.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738215860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair) comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, "reminiscent of Stephen King's fiction handbook On Writing" (Kirkus). Whether you're writing a rags-to-riches tell-all memoir or literary journalism, telling true stories well is hard work. In You Can't Make This Stuff Up, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. Frank, to-the-point, and always entertaining, Gutkind describes and illustrates every aspect of the genre. Invaluable tools and exercises illuminate key steps, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding the genre, this practical guidebook will help you thoroughly expand and stylize your work.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Author: Leslie Cruzen Millwee

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617390029

Category: Humor

Page: 188

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If you've laughed about your childhood and felt like you were all alone out there dealing with crazy families, loony people, and your own fragile ego, then you've met your match! Author Leslie Millwee has some stories that will make your crazy tales seem tame. A true Southern girl, Millwee examines life through the eyes of a child, As a young woman, and as a grown-up Southern belle who finally addresses why all things happen for a reason. Surviving a crazy childhood and enjoying what she learned from life's lessons, she has a quirky and different take on what normal really is. Join in on this playful, better-than-fiction read! It's true—You Really Can't Make This Stuff Up!

You Can’T Make This Stuff Up: Tales from a Judicial Diva

You Can’T Make This Stuff Up: Tales from a Judicial Diva

Author: Vanessa D. Gilmore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453569537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

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Is it possible to be a judge and have a sense of humor too? Judge Vanessa Gilmore shows us that the answer is a resounding yes! In this humorous, autobiographical collection of short stories, Judge Gilmore reveals a glimpse of life on and off the bench. A master storyteller, and a lover of all things funny, Judge Gilmore would often regale her friends at parties with tales of her life. When she related a story about a criminal defendant who was flirting with her as she took his plea, and another who dressed as king during his trial, her friends insisted that these stories could not be true. This book shows us that life really is stranger and funnier than fiction. From hilarious tales of flirting criminals and fighting lawyers, to heart warming stories of time spent mentoring young girls, we see it all through the eyes of a judge. Vanessa found humor when a man in a restaurant insisted that she should stop saying she was a federal judge because it just sounded too far fetched and vindication when her young son asked if boys could be judges too. This book will leave you laughing and asking if life as a judge can really be this much fun.

You Can't Make This Sh*t Up

You Can't Make This Sh*t Up

Author: G. A. Hauser

Publisher: The G A Hauser Collection LLC

ISBN: 9781985241497

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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Two straight dudes in competition for the same woman, end up trapped together. In a world where truth is more bizarre than fiction, Albert Lane and his arch rival, Douglas Jefferies, can’t believe what happens next. You can’t make this sh*t up…but in reality, you can. Enjoy this new twist on an old trope- ‘Enemies’ becoming a lot more than just ‘good friends.’ (A ‘first-touch’ gay romance story.) #firsttouch

Memoirs of a School Nurse-You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Memoirs of a School Nurse-You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Author: Kelly Riemenschneider

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304237019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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Memoirs of a School Nurse focuses on the positive. It follows Kelly's path from deciding to be a nurse to becoming a school nurse. Read about the funny things she has experienced over the years. The situations not only deal with people, but animals as well. Enjoy reading her many experiences that deal with caring for animals while pet sitting, years as a nurse, dealing with her accident-prone husband and even her own crazy accidents. Follow Kelly's path to a new career as a school nurse.

The Ultimate Dream

The Ultimate Dream

Author: Steve Stannard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483656250

Category: Fiction

Page: 585

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"Changes" is the first of three books that make up the story, The Ultimate Dream. This book describes the beginning of a journey that takes a typical middle class family from their normal but happy life into a world of chaos. Linda is the key. She leads her family and her two closest friends into the world of fame and chaos with her music. The only problem is that change is not always good. As her family deals with this new world, Linda has a secret that she is burdened with that brings on soul crushing sadness for her while her younger brother steps in a world of darkness. Both Linda and her brother, Mike are woven deep into the fabric of the universe. Both the Light and Dark side of the universe watches.

Don't Wound What You Can't Kill

Don't Wound What You Can't Kill

Author: Jason Ross

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450036184

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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On a dark and cold November night, Vincent is on his way to close the biggest deal of his life and pave the way for his dream of opening his own tax firm to become a reality. But when he is nearly killed by his cousin's henchmen, his life is forever changed. Readers can unravel a web of betrayal, suspense, danger and revenge in Jason Ross' gripping novel, Don't Wound What You Can't Kill. Vincent works for his cousin William and is only disloyal in the way that he is about to abandon him and open his own business. He had no intentions on using any of his cousin's money, which he could have easily embezzled without his cousin knowing a thing. A man with principles, Vincent is the one who informed his cousin that his men, Harold and Ronald were embezzling from him. But he never expected William would repay his loyalty with death. Vincent barely escapes with his life, stinging at the pain of betrayal. His love for accounting and taxes had taken a back step to another more important matter revenge. Vincent now knew what he had to do, but he wonders at what price he would have to pay for his revenge. The choice is obvious, and there is no turning back. Vincent finally crosses that thin line between good and evil that he had straddled along when he was a child. His life as he knew it is over, and his life as he never envisioned is just beginning. Maybe man really does not have any control over how his life turns out how events both tragic and joyful help frame one's true destiny and set them on their true path. Is a life of crime Vincent's true destiny? Readers can unravel the answer and witness the intriguing events unfold in Don't Wound What You Can't Kill.

Up to You

Up to You

Author: Andy Stanley

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307563316

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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You Can Have the Life You Want You’re on the brink of life! Sure, you’ve had one for a while now, but the teen years are the prime time to define the rest of your life. But how, realistically, can you secure a regretless future in the face of so many major, life-changing decisions? Now, by asking just one simple question, you’ll make the best decision every time. And a bright future—one with no lumps in your throat, sinking sensations in your chest, or weight on your shoulders—will be yours! From dating dilemmas to career aspirations, you can confidently chart a successful course in every area of your life. But no one else will do it for you. It’s entirely up to you. Yesterday You made a choice. Today It’s no big deal. Tomorrow You’re wondering, What was I thinking?! Now, by asking just one simple question, you can avoid regret before it defines your life. This powerful question will enable you to navigate your way to the life you’ve always wanted. Many consider this the best question ever. You are about to find out why! It’s your life. And life is full of choices. What kind of choices will you make? It’s up to you! Story Behind the Book After continually making decisions that were short-sighted and hasty, Andy Stanley sought counsel. In Ephesians 5:15 he read, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise.” It was there that Andy discovered what he considers to be the best question ever, and it is presented here in this book for teen readers. The goal is for the younger generation to grasp the power of this question, and as they face major (and minor) life decisions, they will make them with confidence. As they move forward making sound decisions every time, they’ll guarantee themselves a future with no regrets!