I Am Brian Wilson
By Brian Wilson
'My life has been written about over and over again, and that's mostly okay with me. Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes they'll get it right and sometimes they'll get it wrong. For me, when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don't like discussing them. Sometimes I don't even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed. Sometimes memories come back to me when I least expect them. Maybe that's the only way it works when you've lived the life I've lived: starting a band with my brothers that was managed by my father, watching my father become difficult and then impossible, watching myself become difficult and then impossible, watching women I loved come and go, watching children come into the world, watching my brothers get older, watching them pass out of the world. Some of those things shaped me. Others scarred me. Sometimes it was hard to tell the difference. When I watched my father fly into a rage and take swings at me and my brothers, was that shaping or scarring? When we watched him grow frustrated with his day job and take solace in music, was that shaping or scarring? Those are all memories but I can't get to them all at once. I've had a whole lifetime to take them in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there.'Excerpt from I Am Brian Wilson
I AM, THEREFORE I THINK: Philosophers Answer Your Questions About Love, Nothingness and Everything Else ...
By Alexander George
What is like to be another person? Why is stupidity not painful? Is it possible for a human ever to do a selfless act? Do chimpanzees really enjoy eating bananas? How can an exception ever prove a rule? Everyone confronts philosophical issues, so why shouldn't everyone have access to a philosopher? In this wise and witty book, forty philosophers from universities around the world answer real readers' most difficult questions. They address dilemmas and queries on every subject, from adultery and the afterlife, to ethics and existentialism, God, sex, suicide and war. They even address the question, 'Why can't philosophers agree?' This is an entertaining and jargon-free exploration of the philosophy of everyday life.
I Believe in a Loving God
By Christina Rees
I Believe in Preaching
By John Stott
Is preaching dead - or at least dying? In a digital age, where congregations have unprecedented access to resources, do we still need sermons?John Stott's I BELIEVE IN PREACHING has been essential reading for ministers, students and lay preachers for over three decades. Its message is as relevant today as ever.'I do believe in preaching. . . I believe that nothing is better calculated to restore health and vitality to the Church or to lead its members into maturity in Christ than a recovery of true, biblical, contemporary preaching.' John StottThis edition also contains a brand new introduction form the original series editor Michael Green.
I Can Has Cheezburger
By Eric Nakagawa
The definitive guide to the cute, strange and esoteric world of lolcats and lolcat speak.Instead of just slapping some lolcats on the page and calling it a book, ICHC proposes a more helpful approach, hosted by Professor Happycat. In his Guide to Lolcats, Professor Happycat shows the reader the finer points of ICHC's most popular memes, including Caturday; Monorail Cat; Im in ur X, Y-ing ur Z; Invisible X; I has a flavour; Halp!; Do Not Want; Oh Noes! and many more.Each page includes an official lolcat definition of the meme along with pronunciation and examples of real life lolspeak situations (i.e. iz u reddy for mah lolcat book?). In approximately 150-200 user and owner generated photos, lolcat lovers can get their fix, even when they're unplugged.
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
By Kevin Hart
Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.The question you're probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart's life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way).But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it 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.And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.'Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter," he says. "So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?'
I Dare You
By Joyce Meyer
I Dare You is The Purpose-Driven Life, Joyce Meyer style!Joyce Meyer explains that a life without purpose is a life not worth living. We all need a reason to get up every day. We all need a reason to reach for something beyond ourselves. Over the centuries, millions of people have asked, 'What am I here for? What is my purpose?' The more important question is 'How can I live today?'Taking responsibility for how we live takes courage. To accept life as it is comes to us and to be determined to make the most we can out of it is a big challenge. Joyce challenges her readers to make sure they live their lives with purpose and passion.
I Heard You Paint Houses
By Charles Brandt
Now filmed as 'The Irishman' starring Al Pacino and Joe Pesci 'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legenday crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.
I Heard You Paint Houses
By Charles Brandt, Scott Brick
Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese.'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legenday crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.(P) 2008 Penguin Random House Audio
I Remember You
By Yrsa Sigurdardottir
A terrifying ghost story from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir novels.'Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world.' - Peter JamesThe crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished.In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt.Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered . . .
I Saw The Light
By Colin Escott
In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs like Your Cheatin' Heart, Hey Good Lookin' and Jambalaya sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all country music that followed.But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall.After his death, Williams' records sold more than ever, and have continued to do so in the half-century since. His oft-covered catalog has produced hits for artists ranging from Fats Domino and John Fogerty's Blue Ridge Rangers to Ray Charles and B.J. Thomas; from Bob Dylan and jazz diva Norah Jones, to crooner Perry Como, R&B star Dinah Washington, and British punk band, The The.In this definitive account Colin Escott vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, and reveals much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend.Now, over sixty years after his death, a major motion picture starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen brings Hank Williams' tragic story to the screen. I Saw The Light first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be distributed by Sony Picture Classics in the UK.
I Should Have Known
By Denise Robins
A sweeping sun-drenched love story from the original Queen of Romance first published in 1969 and now available for the first time in eBook. When young Shelley Bray was appointed governess, she thought that she would be in complete charge until she met her employer's sister. Worst of all, she was constantly made to feel small in front of her new employer, Esmond Torrington - and for some reason that mattered terribly to Shelley. Shelly had fallen desperatly in love with Esmond, the world-famous symphony director.
I Think the Nurses are Stealing My Clothes: The Very Best of Linda Smith
By Edited By Warren Lakin
Linda Smith was the brilliant mainstay of Radio 4's The News Quiz, Just a Minute, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue for many years. She was just establishing her career on TV through blistering performances on Have I Got News for You, QI and Room 101, when she died of ovarian cancer in 2006. Linda was one of the few women to conquer the male dominated world of comedy and she had the wit and the charm to win over millions of male and female fans in equal measure. She had an eye for the absurdities of modern life and loved to prick the egos of the pompous and the vain. When she called David Blunkett 'Satan's bearded folk singer', it was a simple statement of fact. No wonder then Linda was voted the 'wittiest person alive' by Radio 4 listeners in 2002. This collection of her material, from her early stand-up to her radio days is a must-have for any comedy fan.
I Wanna Be... A Woman of God!
By Beth Redman
Beth Redman, bestselling author of Soul Sista, has written a unique, much-needed new book to affirm and encourage young women in their relationship with God and with others.The author sets out to fight the 'women's disease' of today's society: paranoia, inferiority and insecurity. From a strong scriptural basis, she draws out the need to learn to be secure, without comparing ourselves to others: to 'run the race marked out for you' in your own lane, forgetting where everyone else is.Returning to God's original design for women and his love for them, Beth asserts that Eve was not an afterthought, and that the biblical role of 'helper' has long been abused. A true helper is strong, protective and wise, and these are qualities to be embraced by young women, whether single or married. Resolute and practical, this book addresses the issues they face in working out their faith:·being vigilant against 'infection' - that is, gossip or comparisons, and the freedom that comes with this security in themselves;·how to approach the exercising of gifts in the church without 'feminist aggression';·how to heal self esteem, body image, and relationships;·forgiveness;·believing and speaking the best - clinging to God's truth;·being all that God designed them to be.A powerful, empowering guidebook for women in their late teens and twenties, it's the spiritual equivalent of a day at a health farm, but with deeper, longer-lasting benefits!
I Was a Potato Oligarch
By John Mole
From the best-selling author of It's All Greek to Me! comes a wild tale of life and business in the brave new Russia. John Mole went to seek his fortune in the New Russia revolution with his Big Idea of setting up British baked potato restaurants to rival McDonald's and Pizza Hut, and came back with the rights for a revolutionary biotechnology for cleaning air pollution. In between he tangled with fantasists and scientists, Stalinists and Tolkeinists, hopeful oligarchs and hopeless biznismyen, A"muggers and, finally, the mafia. Sometimes sinister, often hilarious and always fascinating, this book is a Russian feast from caviar to samovar.
I Will Be Complete
By Glen David Gold, Glen David Gold
'I Will Be Complete is the best memoir I've read in years. It's likely the best memoir published in years.' Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life and Chang and EngFrom the bestselling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a shocking, big-hearted memoir about his bizarre upbringing in California in the 1970s and how he survived it. Glen David Gold grew up rich on the beaches of 1970s California, until his father lost a fortune and his parents divorced when he was ten.Glen and his English mother moved to San Francisco, where she was fleeced by a series of charming con men and turned increasingly wayward. When he was twelve, she took off for New York without telling him, leaving him to fend for himself. On midnight streets and at drug-fuelled parties, wise-cracking his way through an alarming adult world, Glen watched his mother's countless, wild attempts to reinvent herself. In this exceptional memoir, acclaimed novelist Glen David Gold captures his bizarre, lonely upbringing and how it shaped him as an adult with stunning insight and unsparing candour. Shocking, mordantly funny and achingly affecting, he tells an unforgettable story of the years he spent trying to rescue his mother - and his ultimate realisation that only by breaking free could he ever hope to be complete.'The prose is crystalline, hard as real diamonds, flashing, revealing. The story is simple, just a boy and his mother's long disintegration, but the journey is darkly complicated, heartbreaking, beautiful as hell.' Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama(P)2018 Penguin Random House Audio
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
By Ramit Sethi
I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a practical approach delivered with a non-judgemental style based on the four pillars of personal finance - banking, saving, budgeting and investing - and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.Witty, entertaining, wise and practical, Ramit Sethi explains how to automate your money flow - i.e. earn while sleeping, why your new best friend should be the taxman and how to beat banks and credit cards at the fee game. How do you negotiate a raise? How can you manage student loans? And can you still enjoy your daily latte and buy that iPhone? Sethi's 6-week plan shows you how:Week 1: Optimise your credit cards and learn exactly what to say to get fees waivedWeek 2: Set up no-fee, high-interest bank accounts that won't cost youWeek 3: Open investment accounts even with a small amount of moneyWeek 4: Figure out how much you're spending. And then learn how to make your money go where you want it to go!Week 5: Automate your new infrastructure to make your accounts play nicely togetherWeek 6: Why investing isn't the same as picking stocks - how to get the most out of the market with very little work.
I'll Never Give Up on You
By Becky Hope
Becky Hope works on the front line of child protection.Every day, her job takes her into the heartbreaking lives of the most defenceless children. In order to try to protect these children from the harm they face she must be prepared to risk her own safety.Although Becky has witnessed some horrific events, her courage, optimism and wonderfully warm sense of humour help her though the most difficult days. But the thing that really keeps her going is the children.Nine-year-old Sarah came into Becky's life after being badly beaten by her mother's violent boyfriend. Becky is Sarah's only hope for a better life. Then there's Martin, a young boy who has cut himself off from the world after being thrown out by his drug-addicted mother when he was just 10 years old. Becky also tells the story of Jade and Jasmine, six-year-old twins who are found wandering the streets outside their flat after their mother overdoses. The twins had nothing, apart from the one soiled blanket they shared in their freezing bare room.This is the gripping story of one woman's battle to protect our most vulnerable children from the horrors they face at home and to give them the safe and loving lives they deserve.
I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You
By Roger Pearman, Sarah C. Albritton
Tracing the growth of the study of personality type from its roots in the work of Carl Jung to today's subtly nuanced type theory, I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You shows how greatly our individual personality preferences affect our interactions with others. By shedding light on individual characteristics and tendencies, psychologists Roger R. Pearman and Sarah C. Albritton teach us how to overcome our natural inclination to judge difference in order to recognize and celebrate it. This new edition includes current research into psychological type, information about the benefits of using type to enhance health and manage stress, discussion of the link between type and emotional intelligence and analysis of how personality preferences translate across generational and cultural divides.