She was deprived of family and friends. The triumph: call me anna is an American success story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate struggle for survival. Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her amazing recovery recovery began. She won three Emmy Awards and divorced three husbands. The nightmare: what the public did not see was anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven when tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was familiar, beginning with her name.
Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke #ad - She was notorious for wild spending sprees, turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper. The legend: out of this nightmare emerged Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching for the child, Anna. A harrowing, and at last, a happy, mother, president of the Screen Actors Guild, political activist, ultimately triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself—wife, fulfilled woman whose miracle is her own life.
Her every word was programmed, her every action monitored and criticized.
Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee RadziwillSt. Martin's Press #ad - Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half-brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Money and power, ” she would say. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. If the bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top.
Randy taraborrelli's book paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother. Auchincloss. It was a lesson neither would ever forget. Her sister, in addition to her own three marriages—to an illegitimate royal, had liaisons with one and possibly both of Jackie's husbands, Lee, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director.
Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill #ad - Kennedy and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. The instant new york times bestseller**currently being developed for television by tomorrow studios*a dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and her sister, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, Princess Lee Radziwill.
Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?” Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. They followed in their mother’s footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite “Black Jack” Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D.
Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F.
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland KidnappingsHachette Books #ad - Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.
. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. But michelle would not be broken. In finding me, michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living.
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings #ad - The #1 new york times bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope. Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. In 2003 amanda berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004.
Their escape on may 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.
Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive IllnessBantam #ad - From what it's like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness. And though patty's story, it offers hope for all those who suffer from mood disorders and for the family, friends, which ends in a newfound happiness with her cherished family, and physicians who love and care for them.
In her revealing bestseller call me anna, patty duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental illness called manic depression. Now in a brilliant madness patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness.
Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness #ad - . For nearly twenty years, temper tantrums, spending sprees, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, prone to delusions and panic attacks, and suicide attempts.
My Lobotomy: A MemoirBroadway Books #ad - It wasn’t until he was in his forties that Howard began to pull his life together. And, in the archive where the doctor’s files are stored, he finally came face to face with the truth. Revealing what happened to a child no one—not his father, not the state—was willing to protect, not the medical community, My Lobotomy exposes a shameful chapter in the history of the treatment of mental illness.
Walter freeman performed his barbaric transorbital—or ice pick—lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. Time was running out. Of the three, the man who hadn’t intervened on his son’s behalf, only Rodney, was still living.
My Lobotomy: A Memoir #ad - Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. In this heartfelt memoir from one of the youngest recipients of the transorbital lobotamy, Howard Dully shares the story of a painfully dysfunctional childhood, his struggle to claim the life that was taken from him, a misspent youth, and his redemption.
At twelve, howard dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody and messy, contrary just to prove a point, rambunctious with his brothers, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Stable and happy for the first time in decades, Howard began to search for answers. Through his research, howard met other lobotomy patients and their families, talked with one of Freeman’s sons about his father’s controversial life’s work, and confronted Rodney about his complicity.
But even as he began to live the “normal” life he had been denied, the man who performed the procedure; Lou, Howard struggled with one question: Why?There were only three people who would know the truth: Freeman, his cold and demanding stepmother who brought Howard to the doctor’s attention; and his father, Rodney.
The Duchess Of Windsor: Uncommon Life of Wallis SimpsonCitadel Press #ad - The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Never explain, never complain. Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
The truth, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, however, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. In december 1936, king edward viii abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love, " Wallis Warfield Simpson, a figure of intrigue and mystery, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, both admired and reviled.
For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat. Using previously untapped sources, for the first time, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject.
The Duchess Of Windsor: Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson #ad - It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. From her birth in pennsylvania during the gilded age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, high society, conspiracies, palaces, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, and lies. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.
Maybe You Will Survive: A Holocaust MemoirEndeavour Media #ad - In this moving testament to the strength of human endurance and the power of relationships, co-written with acclaimed author Graham Diamond, Goldfarb tells his unbelievable true tale at long last. The remarkable autobiography of a Holocaust escapee“Go on, my son. Watching helplessly as nazis murdered his friends and family, he and his brother, Abe, made their courageous escape after hearing rumours of fellow prisoners being executed in gas chambers.
With astonishing bravery and an unshakeable will to survive, the brothers hid together in underground holes on an estate controlled by the Gestapo. He is survived by his wife, Ester, two sons and five grandchildren. Maybe you will survive…”aron goldfarb was fifteen years old when he was ripped from his bed in Poland and forced to enter a Jewish work camp.
Maybe You Will Survive: A Holocaust Memoir #ad - Vivid, compelling and frequently harrowing, Maybe You Will Survive is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the human condition. Aron goldfarb 1924-2012 was a Polish businessman and survivor of the Holocaust. Previously employed as an editorial artist by the New York Times, his books include The Haven, The Thief of Kalimar and Forest Wars.
Overcoming unbelievable odds, he escaped a Nazi camp before starting a multimillion-dollar fashion design company, G-III Apparel. Graham diamond is a British-American writer.
The Girl with No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by MonkeysPegasus Books #ad - So begins the story of her five years among the monkeys, during which time she gradually became feral; she lost the ability to speak, lost all inhibition, lost any real sense of being human, replacing the structure of human society with the social mores of her new simian family. At age ten, she was discovered by a pair of hunters who took her to the lawless Colombian city of Cucuta where, in exchange for a parrot, they sold her to a brothel.
That she survived is a miracle. The unbelievable true story of a young girl who is abandoned in the Colombian jungle and finds asylum in the most unlikely of places—with a troop of capuchin monkeys In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. Marina chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle.
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When she learned that she was to be groomed for prostitution, she made her plans to escape. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself. But her adventure wasn’t over yet.
Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren JeffsHarper #ad - But breaking free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, courage, and freedom, abuse, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it.
Born into the fundamentalist church of jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre.
Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs #ad - In breaking free, rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, Rachel, and physically separated from her children, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic StateTim Duggan Books #ad - Winner of the nobel peace prizein this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. On august 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Nadia murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq.
Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.
Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. Today, a refugee, nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. Nadia was taken to mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State #ad - A member of the yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Six of nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Islamic state militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves.