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UNFORGETTABLE is not only one man's rich and moving tribute to his mother's colorful life and graceful death, it is also a powerful portrayal of the universal bond between mother and child.

Author: Scott Simon

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250061157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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"I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?" UNFORGETTABLE is a son's spirited, affecting, and inspiring tribute to his remarkable mother and the love between parent and child. When NPR's Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving meditations spread virally. Over the course of a few days, Simon chronicled his mother's death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love. UNFORGETTABLE, expands on those famous tweets to create a memoir that is rich, deeply affecting, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating. His mother was a glamorous woman of the Mad Men–era; she worked in nightclubs, modeled, dated mobsters and movie stars, and was a brave single parent to young Scott Simon. Spending their last days together in a hospital ICU, mother and son reflect on their lifetime's worth of memories, recounting stories laced with humor and exemplifying resilience. UNFORGETTABLE is not only one man's rich and moving tribute to his mother's colorful life and graceful death, it is also a powerful portrayal of the universal bond between mother and child.
2015-03-31 By Scott Simon

Scott Simon, Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime (New York: Flatiron Books, 2015), 234–35. 7. Edward Hirsch, Gabriel: A Poem (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2014), 73. 8. Candi K. Cann, Virtual Afterlives: Grieving ...

Author: Patrick O’Malley

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622038206

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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When the New York Times ran Patrick O’Malley’s story about the loss of his infant son—and how his inability to “move on” challenged everything he was taught as a psychotherapist—it inspired an unprecedented flood of gratitude from readers. What he shared was a truth that many have felt but rarely acknowledged by the professionals they turn to: that our grief is not a mental illness to be cured, but part of the abiding connection with the one we’ve lost. Illuminated by O’Malley’s own story and those of many clients that he’s supported, readers learn how the familiar “stages of grief” too often mislabel our sorrow as a disorder, press us to “get over it,” and amplify our suffering with shame and guilt when we do not achieve “closure” in due course. “Sadness, regret, confusion, yearning—all the experiences of grief—are a part of the narrative of love,” reflects O’Malley. Here, with uncommon sensitivity and support, he invites us to explore grief not as a process of recovery, but as the ongoing narrative of our relationship with the one we’ve lost—to be fully felt, told, and woven into our lives. For those in bereavement and anyone supporting those who are, Getting Grief Right offers an uncommonly empathetic guide to opening to our sorrow as the full expression of our love.
2017-07-01 By Patrick O’Malley

Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother and the Lessons of a Lifetime. New York: Flatiron Books, 2015. Tyre, William H. Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue. Charleston, SC: Arcadia 246 Bibliography.

Author: Richard C Lindberg

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809337811

Category: History

Page: 280

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Hidden gems from Chicago’s past Tales of Forgotten Chicago contains twenty-one fascinating, little-known stories about a great city and its people. Richard C. Lindberg has dug deeply to reveal lost historical events and hidden gems from Chicago’s past. Spanning the Civil War through the 1960s, the volume showcases forgotten crimes, punishments, and consequences: poisoned soup that nearly killed three hundred leading citizens, politicians, and business and religious leaders; a woman in showbiz and her street-thug husband whose checkered lives inspired a 1955 James Cagney movie; and the first police woman in Chicago, hired as a result of the senseless killing of a young factory girl in a racially tinged case of the 1880s. Also included are tales of industry and invention, such as America’s first automobile race, the haunting of a wealthy Gilded Age manufacturer’s mansion, and the identity of the telephone’s rightful inventor. Chapters on the history of early city landmarks spotlight the fight to save Lakefront Park and how “Lucky” Charlie Weeghman’s north side baseball park became Wrigley Field. Other chapters explore civic, cultural, and political happenings: the great Railroad Fairs of 1948 and 1949; Richard J. Daley’s revival of the St. Patrick’s Day parade; political disrupter Lar “America First” Daly; and the founding of the Special Olympics in Chicago by Anne Burke and others. Finally, some are just wonderful tales, such asa touching story about the sinking of Chicago's beloved Christmas tree ship. Engrossing and imaginative, this collection opens new windows into the past of the Windy City.
2020-07-28 By Richard C Lindberg

He is also a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and is the author of eight books that range from the bestselling memoir Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime; the novels Pretty Birds and Windy City; ...

Author: Scott Simon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735218048

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise. Heartbreak and hope. Charmed and haunted. My Cubs is Scott Simon’s love letter to his Chicago Cubs, World Series winners for the first time in over a century. Replete with personal reflections, club lore, memorable anecdotes, and tales of frenetic fandom, My Cubs recounts the franchise’s pivotal moments with the wise and adoring intimacy of a long-suffering devotee and Chicago native. Simon illustrates how the condition of “Cubness” has defined the life of so many Chicagoans and how the team’s fortunes became intertwined with the aspirations of its faithful. With the curse finally broken on November 2, 2016, My Cubs is the perfect portrayal of paradise lost and found.
2017-04-11 By Scott Simon

In 2012’s Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, in Just Getting Started, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired those lessons.

Author: Tony Bennett

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062476791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his second book. In 2012’s Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, in Just Getting Started, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired those lessons. In his warm and inviting voice, Tony talks about who and what have enriched his own life, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cole Porter, Amy Winehouse, Fred Astaire, Lady Gaga, members of his family, significant places, and more. Just Getting Started chronicles the relationship Tony has enjoyed with each one of these legends, entertainers, humanitarians, and loved ones, and reveals how the lessons and values they imparted have invaluably shaped his life. As enchanting and unforgettable as his music, Just Getting Started is a beautiful compilation of reflections every Bennett fan will treasure, and a perfect introduction for those just getting to know this remarkable star and humanitarian.
2016-11-15 By Tony Bennett

Letters of a Lifetime Edward Elgar, Jerrold Northrop Moore ... Her mother ( old enough to be a grandmother ) loved her in a repressive way , fearing always that childish noise would ... Son of Elgar's later publisher , W.W.A. Elkin .

Author: Edward Elgar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015019847832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 524

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This book, prepared by one of the world's premier Elgar scholars, draws from over ten thousand letters to present a comprehensive and compelling picture of Elgar and his times. Moore has selected letters to and from a wide range of acquaintances and friends--family members, great literary and musical figures, those people pictured in the Enigma Variations--to provide a fascinating record of over fifty years of a great, creative life.
1990 By Edward Elgar

The tale of a 30 - year - old American woman and mother coping with the death of her husband living in England . ... aging , Oprah , sexuality , rage , violence , sensuality , and more imparting her lessons of a lifetime .



ISBN: UOM:39015046428283

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: 700

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1997 By

The Story of a Lifetime of Service to God and Mankind Robert N. Tharp ... He and his wife , with a son of around sevenetely dr he gave me a boxfull to take back to China . teen or so , lived ... There we stayed with another my mother .

Author: Robert N. Tharp

Publisher: Eva E Tharp Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070841346

Category: History

Page: 845

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In a simple narrative style Robert N. Tharp tells the compelling story of himself & his wife, Evangeline, both of whom were born in the interior of China to missionary parents. In five books within one captivating volume, he describes the rich & intimate details of their everyday lives as they experience history-making events. Book I, 1913-33: Fascinating tales of an active youth in an exotic land. Book II, 1933-41: The war years: collapse of Manchuria to the Japanese & the Chinese Communists; marriage to childhood sweetheart, Eva; imprisonment & internment by Japanese. Book III, 1942-47: Repatriation & assignment to India; monitoring of Japanese puppet Chinese-language broadcasts to the West; writing & broadcasting counter-propaganda warfare. Book IV, 1947-48: Return to missionary work in Manchuria; dangerous flight & escape from Communist threat; voyage to the United States. Book V, 1948-Present: Immigration classification as "White Chinese"; deportation procedures started but averted by urgent U.S. Government need for instructors of Mandarin Chinese for intelligence personnel; development & administration of innovative language programs & audio visual equipment; Army Language School, Yale University, & Defense Language Institute; unique retirement activities.
1994 By Robert N. Tharp

Join one of our guided tours and make the trip of a lifetime . We offer 3 1/2 star accomodations , restaurant ... Extraordinary , unforgettable active holidays in Nova Scotia , since 1987 . ONTARIO INTO THE CURRENT KAYAKING P.O. Box 212 ...



ISBN: PSU:000048273541

Category: Canoes and canoeing


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2000 By

As his wife sleeps peacefully beside him , the regrets of a lifetime pursue him relentlessly . ... sweet Cassie , dominated by her rich mother ; peppy Cleo , always fashionable , always wanting what's best for her ambitious husband ...



ISBN: IND:30000011557539

Category: Libraries

Page: 546

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