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Palmer’s memoir ‘Art of Asking’ is latest audiobook at library

News from Killeen Daily Herald: Amanda Palmer is a pretty interesting person. Many are intrigued by her erratic, theater-girl ways and commitment to living bohemian at any costs. (She is known to sleep at strangers’ houses while on tour.) Others think she’s a poser — the ultimate scammer. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle, curious about what she does outside of her many songs that I’ve listened to while attending the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve been interested in her artistically, but never on following in her footsteps. Those who are like, “Monique, what and who is Amanda Palmer?” may have never been to a South by Southwest Festival week or are probably not among the indie-rock genre fans. But that’s OK. Either way, she can be a divisive figure. When I heard … Read entire article »

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Audio books: Memoir, novel provide insight into diverse cultures

News from The Providence Journal: Two recent books, a memoir and a novel, offer fine prisms through which to look at life in our increasingly diverse nation. “My Accidental Jihad: A Love Story,” by Krista Bremer, read by Xe Sands. Unabridged, 6½ hours. HighBridge Audio, $ 29.95. If you’re a typical American, you probably think of a jihad in the Merriam-Webster main-definition sense: “a holy war waged on behalf of Islam.” If you know a little more about the religion, though, you might think of the word’s deeper, less pejorative meaning: “a personal struggle in devotion to Islam.” It’s in this sense that Bremer, once a California surfer, now a writer and publisher in North Carolina, writes “My Accidental Jihad,” the story of her own journey toward Islam after she met and married a … Read entire article »

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Paul Stanley Narrating Audiobook Version Of His Memoir

News from antiMUSIC.com: . On Monday Paul Stanley Narrating Audiobook Version Of His Memoir was a top story. Here is the recap: (hennemusic) KISS frontman Paul Stanley has revealed that he has been in the studio recording the audio version of his upcoming memoir, “Face The Music: A Life Exposed.” Stanley posted a photo from the session on Friday, writing, “Recording spoken word version of my autobiography Face The Music. 180 pages done and 230 left to go!” Due April 8, “Face The Music: A Life Exposed” is a 432-page memoir that chronicles Stanley’s life and rise to global success with KISS, which he co-founded in January of 1973 with bassist Gene Simmons from the ashes of the pair’s previous band, Wicked Lester. – See the photo here. hennemusic is an official news provider … Read entire article »

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN’s ‘Relentless: A Memoir’ Available As Eight-Hour …

News from BLABBERMOUTH.NET: December 29, 2013 “Relentless: A Memoir”, the autobiography from legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, is available as a seven-hour-and-45-minute audiobook from Audible.com. In “Relentless” — which was released in May via Wiley — Malmsteen relives the greatest and worst moments of his storied career as one of the most admired, talked about, and emulated guitarists in the world — from how he managed to buy his first Strat and assemble his first wall of Marshall amps to the truth behind the title of his 2005 “Unleash The Fury” album and beyond.At the center of Yngwie‘s story is his lifelong rebellion against the conventions and restrictions of the Sweden in which he was raised. “Don’t stand out,” he was told when he dreamed of being a profess……………. … Read entire article »

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A Delinquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 19 + 20

News from TheTyee.ca: A Delinquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 19 + 20 Life and death on the streets of Rome. And finally, a Japanese vision of Heaven, in a blue and white dress. Tenth of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Colorful Times: Yann Martel’s imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting “religions the way a dog attracts fleas.” Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee. Planning a move to Canada, … Read entire article »

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A Delinquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 13 + 14

News from TheTyee.ca: A Delinquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 13 + 14 Who killed Grandma? And a meditation on luck. Seventh of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: The War of the Worlds (1898), a science fiction novel by HG Wells, is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist’s adventures in London and the countryside around London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written in 1895–97, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, … Read entire article »

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A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 11 + 12

News from TheTyee.ca: A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 11 + 12 Who killed Mom? A suspect is ID’d. And subsequently brought to trial. Sixth of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 5 + 6

News from TheTyee.ca: A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 5 + 6 Wherein Joan Slorance lives — and nearly dies — on the prairies; and later encounters the bouncing football of Fate. Third part of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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