Filled with wry observation and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his most insightful and honest best. ______________ 'Funny, engaging' - Sunday Times 'Gripping' - Daily Mail 'Absorbing and surprisingly candid' - Telegraph Magazine
Author: Louis Theroux
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Sunday Times Bestseller 'Honest and soul-searching' - Sunday Express From much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux comes a funny, heartfelt and entertaining account of his life and weird times in TV. ______________ In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he’d always been drawn to off-beat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t . . . In Gotta Get Theroux This, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in the weird worlds of paranoid US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, get under the skin of celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank and tackle gang culture in San Quentin prison, all the time wondering whether the same qualities that make him good at documentaries might also make him bad at life. As Louis woos his beautiful wife Nancy and learns how to be a father, he also dares to take on the powerful Church of Scientology. Just as challenging is the revelation that one of his old subjects, Jimmy Savile, was a secret sexual predator, prompting him to question our understanding of how evil takes place. Filled with wry observation and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his most insightful and honest best. ______________ 'Funny, engaging' - Sunday Times 'Gripping' - Daily Mail 'Absorbing and surprisingly candid' - Telegraph Magazine
Then pull out your running list of journalists and bloggers who are reporting W
hen the perfect Phyllis Theroux cover into ... “You gotta have a gimmick,” says
Debbie Galant, cofounder of Baristanet, a highly trafficked local news website ...
Author: Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
Author: Mick Martin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Motion pictures
The latest edition of the perennial bestseller reviews more than 18,000 films and TV shows on video, including hundreds of the latest releases. The guide also reviews television series and shows how to order the shows on video. Includes an Index of directors and cast, as well as a list of Academy Award winners of the past eight decades.
A Novel Paul Theroux ... "Looking for a room. Except for I gotta get a discount."
You gotta get? No, it was wrong to reply sharply to this drop-in. I could not read
anything behind his smirk. He was muscular, in a Tshirt and shorts, waxen rather
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In this wickedly satiric romp, Paul Theroux captures the essence of Hawaii as it has never been depicted. The novel's narrator, a down-on-his-luck writer, escapes to Waikiki and soon finds himself the manager of the Hotel Honolulu, a low-rent establishment a few blocks off the beach. Honeymooners, vacationers, wanderers, mythomaniacs, soldiers, and families all check in to the hotel. Like the Canterbury pilgrims, every guest has come in search of something -- sun, love, happiness, objects of unnameable longing -- and everyone has a story. By turns hilarious, ribald, tender, and tragic, HOTEL HONOLULU offers a unique glimpse of the psychological landscape of an American paradise.
Paul Theroux. “Do you “When did all this take place—the arrest, the trial, the
funeral?” “Early on, when Max was one malihini in Wai'anae. But we never ... He
took out a TRO—we have her contact address. ... Okay, gotta get back to work,
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin UK
From renowned writer Paul Theroux comes a dazzling novel following a big-wave surfer in Hawaii as he confronts ageing, privilege, mortality, and whose lives we choose to remember 'It was as if in surfing he was carving his name in water, invisibly, joyously.' Joe Sharkey knows he is passed his prime. Now in his sixties, the younger surfers around the breaks on the north shore of Oahu still revere him as the once-legendary 'Shark', but his sponsors have moved on, and Joe wonders what new future awaits him on the horizon. Uninterrupted quality time with the ocean, he hopes. Life has other plans. When he accidentally hits and kills a man near Waimea while drunk-driving, he fears he will never rebound. Under the direction of his stubbornly loyal girlfriend Olive, he throws himself into uncovering his victim's story. But what they find in Max Mulgrave is entirely unexpected: a shared history - and refuge in the sea. Set on the stunning Hawaiian coast, Theroux captures the glory and nostalgia of looking back at a rich and adventurous past, whilst learning to ride out life's next unexpected wave. 'There is very little that Paul Theroux cannot fit onto a page. His writing skills are disciplined and muscular, his ear as finely tuned as a musician's, his eye sharper than any razor, and, in pinpointing the bizarre and the unexpected, he both entertains and underlines the absurdity of humans' Daily Mail
Robert Whiting goes beyond the usual cliches about Japan in his influential " You
Gotta Have Wa " from 1990 , on ... Perhaps after getting lost in the PAUL
THEROUX labyrinth of Shinjuku station , perhaps because of the indecipherable
INDIANA UNIVERSITY OCT 04 2006 You ' ve Gotta See ! ... Network , 8 / 7c ) A
ghostly brat makes life a living hell for Julie Delpy and Justin Theroux in this fact -
based suburban spooker . ... 16th birthday , but Baltimore ' s political arena after
the sparks between it ' s fans who get their wish after two of Royce ' s main Marin
Category: Television programs
Paul Theroux. be far away . ' He asked for a description of the suitcase and its
contents . Mrs Gneiss said that it was old , brownish - greenish , and had some
personal effects locked in it . The policeman ... Gotta get back to the station -
Author: Paul Theroux
Category: Short stories
Author: Thomson Gale (Firm)
Category: Literary Criticism
The movie would be more bearable without the Law , who tries to get you to
forget about Nannygate by LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE + ... Laura Dern and Justin
Theroux , although AND EXPANDED Martin Rejtman's slight , sometimes funny
fea( Hill ) ( 1 hr . ... Nancy Meyers ( Something's Gotta Give , What Women which
every person fancies him - or herself a character and grants epiphanies to each .
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', Stone the Crows is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
... Entertainers ; Hoving , Masterpiece ; Keillor , Leaving Home ; Lathen ,
Something in Air ; Lee , Spike Lee ' s Gotta Have ... Smoke Ring ; Pronzini , Son
of Gun in Cheek ; Rich , Nantucket Diet Murders ; Straub , Mystery ; Theroux , An
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
13 at 7 : “ She's Gotta Have It ” ( 1986 , Lee ) . “ Looking at Music . ” Sept. ... Stiller
not only stars in the film but also directed it and REVIVALS , CLASSICS , ETC.
wrote the script , with Etan Cohen and Justin Theroux . These guys seem to be ...
Category: American wit and humor
But you gotta know where the crooks are. ... They have a crummy picture that's
several years old, an alias with no real name or prints to check, and about ten
lines of description that mainly says he's ... You may have found Franchise
Author: Tom Clancy
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears appear together in a single hardcover volume of suspense, with stories as explosive and current as today's headlines.
Paul Theroux. says to me , Duff , he says , you waste a heckofallotta time , if you
know what I mean . And I knew what ... And I said to myself back there in Happy ,
Texas : Duff , when you get your papers and you're done with Uncle Sam ...
Education is like a good cigar- you gotta smoke every bit of it to get the most out
of it .
Author: Paul Theroux
Graduating from reform school, Waldo is determined to make a new life for himself, but has no idea what direction it will take
Category: Canadian periodicals
Many of us imagine these heady moments of adventure , yet never get to
experience them firsthand . ... Toronto poet and biographer Douglas Fetherling
says : “ I dislike what everyone else in the world seems to desire - semi -
fictionalized ( accounts ) in the manner of Paul Theroux . ... [ In A Walk through
Wales ] Bailey goes on and on about sheep and I thought , I've gotta mention
something about sheep .
Category: Book industries and trade
The disco - fied “ Turn The Beat Around ” was the first single from Robinson ' s
debut LP , Never Gonna Let You Go ; she was ... As they were getting ready to
leave , ” Parissi recalled to Bob Gilbert and Gary Theroux in The Top Ten , “ one
Author: Wayne Jancik
Publisher: Bpi Communications
Profiles recording artists from 1955 to the present, who have had only one top 40 hit, with each entry listing the song title, writer, chart information, and the circumstances of the song's release and success
Category: American periodicals