Alain de Botton, Comment Proust peut changer votre vie

Biographies

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by Joe Biden
Alain de Botton, “Comment Proust peut changer votre vie”
Romantic Norths: Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842 by Cian Duffy
Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odom Jr.
To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir by Viv Albertine

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by Joe Biden

English | July 31st, 2007 | ASIN: B000SF8JO6, ISBN: 1400065364, 0812976215 | 406 Pages | EPUB | 25.83 MB

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president.
In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals the experiences that shaped him with his customary candor and charm. He movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relations, as a United States senator for more than thirty-five years, with fellow lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees.
Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and legislator.
Promises to Keep is the story of a man who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders. It is also an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history and refuses to be cynical about political leadership—a stirring testament to the promise of the United States.

Alain de Botton, “Comment Proust peut changer votre vie”

Denoël | 1997 | ISBN: 220724539X | French | EPUB | 256 pages | 0.8 MB

Alain de Botton nous le certifie : Proust peut changer notre vie. En neuf chapitres savoureux, l’auteur nous entraîne dans la vie, la correspondance et l’oeuvre de l’écrivain pour en extraire de formidables leçons de vie. Une façon audacieuse et érudite de relire celui qui avait toujours froid, qui passa quatorze années au fond d’un lit à écrire A la recherche du temps perdu et qui avait peur des souris plus que des bombes.
Biographie de l’auteur
Suisse francophone de naissance, anglais d’adoption. Alain de Botton est l’auteur de plusieurs essais et romans à succès. Parmi ses ouvrages traduits en vingt-cinq langues, citons Les consolations de la philosophie, L’art du voyage et Petite philosophie de l’amour, également aux Editions J’ai lu. Son dernier ouvrage, Une semaine à l’aéroport, est paru aux Editions Flammarion.

Romantic Norths: Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842 by Cian Duffy

English | 16 July 2017 | ISBN: 3319512455 | 296 Pages | PDF | 14.45 MB

This book explores various forms of cultural influence and exchange between Britain and the Nordic countries in the late eighteenth century and romantic period. Broadly new-historicist in approach, but drawing also on influential descriptions of genre, discipline, mediation, cultural exchange, and comparative methodologies, these essays not only constitute a substantial and innovative contribution to scholarly understanding of the development of romanticisms and romantic nationalisms in Britain and the Nordic countries, but also describe a pattern of cultural encounter which was predicated upon exchange and a sense of commonality rather than upon the perception of difference or alterity which has so often been discerned by critical descriptions of British romantic-period engagements with non-British cultures. The volume ought to appeal to a broad and genuinely international academic audience with interests in eighteenth-century and romantic-period culture in Britain and Scandinavia as well as to undergraduates taking courses in eighteenth-century, romantic, and Scandinavian studies.

Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odom Jr.

English | March 27, 2018 | ISBN: 1250139961 | EPUB | 208 pages | 2.3 MB

Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.
With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better?
These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.

To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir by Viv Albertine

English | April 3, 2018) | ISBN: 0571326218 | EPUB | 320 pages | 1.8 MB

What was I fighting for? Even now I’m not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.
Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention – but in her follow up to Clothes, Music, Boys, Viv Albertine has reinvented the genre with her unflinching honesty.
To Throw Away Unopened is a fearless dissection of one woman’s obsession with the truth – the truth about family, power, and her identity as a rebel and outsider. It is a gaping wound of a book, both an exercise in blood-letting and psychological archaeology, excavating what lies beneath: the fear, the loneliness, the anger. It is a brutal expose of human dysfunctionality, the impossibility of true intimacy, and the damage wrought upon us by secrets and revelations, siblings and parents.
Yet it is also a testament to how we can rebuild ourselves and come to face the world again. It is a portrait of the love stories that constitute a life, often bringing as much pain as joy. With the inimitable blend of humour, vulnerability, and intelligence that makes Viv Albertine one of our finest authors working today, To Throw Away Unopened smashes through layers of propriety and leads us into a new place of savage self-discovery.

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