Reckoning

This tale of war and suburbia, sexuality and comedy, is likely to be the most popular Australian book of the year.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘This is an inspiring memoir of a woman who faced her demons, sought treatment for depression ...

Author: Magda Szubanski

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1922253227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Winner, Book of the Year and Biography of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards, 2016 Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on. Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers. Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s best known and most loved performers. She began her career in university revues, then appeared in a number of sketch comedy shows before creating the iconic character of Sharon Strzelecki in ABC-TV’s Kath and Kim. She has also acted in films (Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet, The Golden Compass) and stage shows. Reckoning is her first book. ‘A brave and tender book about everything that matters most in life.’ Cate Blanchett ‘This is a remarkable memoir, that weaves the tragedy of twentieth century history into a personal narrative of coming to terms with family and self, and manages to honour both stories. The writing is assured and controlled, the storytelling expert and thoughtful, the language eloquent and moving. The writing, the story, the voice—all of it is beautiful.’ Christos Tsiolkas ‘A memoir that will dazzle every kind of reader...Reckoning is a riveting, overwhelmingly poignant autobiography by a woman of genius. It is a book about how someone might live with the idea of killing the thing they love. It is a story of love and death and redemption and a daughter’s love for her father. It is an extraordinary hymn to the tragic heroism at the heart of ordinary life and the soaring moral scrutiny of womankind. Every library should have it, every school should teach it.’ Weekend Australian ‘Unlike most autobiographies by famous people, Reckoning has substance beyond the writer’s fame...Szubanski’s fine memoir, written with great style, adds another layer to our history.’ Crikey ‘This is documentary writing of the highest order and Szubanski has given life to an incredible war story...This tale of war and suburbia, sexuality and comedy, is likely to be the most popular Australian book of the year.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘This is an inspiring memoir of a woman who faced her demons, sought treatment for depression and overcame disappointments.’ Good Reading ‘A page-turner...[Szubanski] is articulate and likeable as she tries to reconcile herself with the many difficult aspects of her past.’ New Zealand Herald 'Reckoning is a beautiful and moving story of a serious, thoughtful and complex person.' Paul Barclay, ABC Radio National Books and Arts, Best Books 2015 ‘Magda Szubanski’s brave, compassionate—and hilarious—Reckoning may be some sort of masterpiece of the form.’ Australian, Best Books 2015 ‘A deeply personal read—sometimes uncomfortable so—but Magda is an honest, forthright guide, and her love for her parents (and her siblings, especially older sister Barbara) shine through. This is not a sentimental read, nor is it a self-pitying one, but it’s a warm, intelligent, brave and occasionally eye-opening one. I found it utterly captivating and came away from it feeling as if Magda had somehow exonerated the ghosts of her family’s past—or at least come to terms with them.’ Reading Matters ‘This was an interesting read that I would highly recommend to both those who have heard of Magda and for those who haven’t. I am definitely going to be checking out more of her work. 4/5’ Debra’s Book Cafe ‘Hard hitting and superbly told...If there’s one memoir you should read this year regardless of whether or not you know the author, it’s this one.’ Worm Hole ‘This memoir uncovers long-held secrets with disarming candour. Not a celebrity exposé as much as a family history, Reckoning is moving and compassionate. That Szubanski can act is a given fact; that she can also write is revelatory.’ Best Books of 2016, Sydney Morning Herald ‘Magda Szubanski’s memoir, Reckoning, appealed to the genre-loving reader in me. It felt as if I was watching hundreds of movies; wartime espionage, the migrant’s journey, the coming-of-age school saga, the uni student’s journey at the height of 1970s feminism, and more. It was epic, but so uniquely Australian and despite our different upbringings, it felt personal. As if it was written specifically for that younger me who took forever to feel comfortable in her own skin, so she could take on the world.’ Melina Marchetta, Best Books of 2016, Guardian ‘Magda Szubanski lays bare her remarkable family history in the beautifully written, powerful and at time harrowing Reckoning...One of the finest memoirs of the year, through all of the dark places, Reckoning never loses sight of her remarkable wit.’ SBS ‘Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers.’ Starts at 60 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

A Reckoning

In this poignant novel by a New York Times–bestselling author, a dying woman looks back on the great relationships of her life.

Author: May Sarton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497646294

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 631

In this poignant novel by a New York Times–bestselling author, a dying woman looks back on the great relationships of her life. When she learns that she is dying, Laura Spelman vows to spend her final year only on what matters most. As she quickly realizes, this means coming to terms with her most fruitful and important bonds—her “real connections”—all of which have been with women. From her tempestuous daughter and beloved aunt, to a promising lesbian writer she is mentoring and a cherished friend from her youth, Laura revisits her most significant relationships, each fraught with its own history and meaning. Insightful and witty, A Reckoning is an unforgettable portrait of one woman’s journey to seize life before it ends, and of the power in embracing the fact that the most challenging interactions are often the most rewarding. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union

'Engrossing' Daniel Beer, Guardian 'A beautiful book... incisive, radiant' Olivia Laing 'Illuminating, dramatic... majestic writing' Spectator 'Enthralling... a triumph' Andrew Solomon Alex Halberstadt returns to Russia, the troubled, ...

Author: Alex Halberstadt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407075004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 239

Can trauma be inherited? It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name and acknowledge a legacy of family trauma, and to end a cycle of estrangement that had endured for nearly a century. His search takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birth. In Ukraine he tracks down his paternal grandfather - most likely the last living bodyguard of Joseph Stalin - to reckon with the ways in which decades of Soviet totalitarianism shaped and fractured three generations of his family. He returns to Lithuania, his Jewish mother’s home, to revisit the legacy of the Holocaust and the pernicious anti-Semitism that remains largely unaccounted for, learning that the boundary between history and biography is often fragile and indistinct. And he visits his birthplace, Moscow, where his glamorous grandmother designed homespun couture for Soviet ministers’ wives, his mother dosed dissidents at a psychiatric hospital, and his father made a living by selling black-market jazz and rock records. Finally, Halberstadt explores his own story: that of a fatherless immigrant who arrived in America, to a housing project in Queens, New York, as a ten-year-old boy struggling with identity, feelings of rootlessness and a yearning for home. He comes to learn that he was merely the latest in a lineage of sons who grew up alone, separated from their fathers by the tides of politics and history. As Halberstadt revisits the sites of his family’s formative traumas, he uncovers a multigenerational transmission of fear, suspicion, melancholy, and rage. And he comes to realize something more: nations, like people, possess formative traumas that penetrate into the most private recesses of their citizens’ lives.

Reckoning

In keeping with the main themes of this book, these memoir fragments are an
example of how technology can be a diagnostic and entry point to long-standing
methodological tensions of truth and journalism's still-dominant authority in
practice ...

Author: Candis Callison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190067101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 592

How do journalists know what they know? Who gets to decide what good journalism is and when it's done right? What sort of expertise do journalists have, and what role should and do they play in society? Until a couple of decades ago, journalists rarely asked these questions, largely because the answers were generally undisputed. Now, the stakes are rising for journalists as they face real-time critique and audience pushback for their ethics, news reporting, and relevance. Yet the crises facing journalism have been narrowly defined as the result of disruption by new technologies and economic decline. This book argues that the concerns are in fact much more profound. Drawing on their five years of research with journalists in the U.S. and Canada, in a variety of news organizations from startups and freelancers to mainstream media, the authors find a digital reckoning taking place regarding journalism's founding ideals and methods. The book explores journalism's long-standing representational harms, arguing that despite thoughtful explorations of the role of publics in journalism, the profession hasn't adequately addressed matters of gender, race, intersectionality, and settler colonialism. In doing so, the authors rethink the basis for what journalism says it could and should do, suggesting that a turn to strong objectivity and systems journalism provides a path forward. They offer insights from journalists' own experiences and efforts at repair, reform, and transformation to consider how journalism can address its limits and possibilities along with widening media publics.

Reckoning The Memoirs

Author: ANTHONY EDEN (SIR.)

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

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Memoir to accompany the New Chart of the Atlantic Ocean and comprising instructions for the navigation of that sea etc

Let a fresh departure be taken from every such true place , $ 0 noted in the chart ;
and whenever a true place is marked on the chart , let the place , by dead
reckoning at that moment , estimated by log - board from the last true place , be
also ...

Author: John Purdy

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Monsters

I am the daughter of an empire that declared itself the natural order of the world.’ From award-winning writer and critic Alison Croggon, Monsters is a hybrid of memoir and essay that takes as its point of departure the painful breakdown ...

Author: Alison Croggon

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925938824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 229

‘This figure I see in the foreground, this me. How monstrous am I? What does it mean to be a monster? From Latin monstrum, meaning an abomination … grotesque, hideous, ugly, ghastly, gruesome, horrible … ‘I was born as part of a monstrous structure — the grotesque, hideous, ugly, ghastly, gruesome, horrible relations of power that constituted colonial Britain. A structure that shaped me, that shapes the very language that I speak and use and love. I am the daughter of an empire that declared itself the natural order of the world.’ From award-winning writer and critic Alison Croggon, Monsters is a hybrid of memoir and essay that takes as its point of departure the painful breakdown of a relationship between two sisters. It explores how our attitudes are shaped by the persisting myths that underpin colonialism and patriarchy, how the structures we are raised within splinter and distort the possibilities of our lives and the lives of others. Monsters asks how we maintain the fictions that we create about ourselves, what we will sacrifice to maintain these fictions — and what we have to gain by confronting them.

Memoir descriptive and explanatory of the Northern Atlantic Ocean Eleventh edition materially improved by Alexander G Findlay

The first is called the place by dead - reckoning , the other the true place . The
line joinin ; the true places at noon is called the true track ; and that joining the
others is called the track or course by dead reckoning : As it happens invariably
that ...

Author: John Purdy

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Page: 735

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Dead Reckoning

Author: Herrick Garnsey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578401423

Category: Christian biography

Page: 454

View: 618


Love and Trouble

At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak.

Author: Claire Dederer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 994

At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional intensity: her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of unruly and mysterious new hungers, and her recollections of herself as a teenager. Blazingly intelligent, wickedly funny, and piercingly honest, in Love and Trouble Dederer captures the perils and pleasures of girlhood, womanhood, and life itself.

A Mother s Reckoning

Her husband knew there had been a shooting at Columbine, Dylan’s high school, but little else... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1683780418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 358

A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold | Summary & Analysis Preview: In her memoir A Mother’s Reckoning, Sue Klebold struggles to come to terms with her son Dylan’s role in the infamous Columbine High School shooting. Writing 16 years after the shooting, she reflects on when and where things went wrong for Dylan—and how she and her husband, who were loving parents, could have missed the warning signs. Klebold’s story begins with the voicemail that changed her life. At lunchtime on April 20, 1999, in her office in Littleton, Colorado, she listened to a cryptic message from her husband, Tom. Though she intuited that something had happened to one of their two children, she had no way of knowing that Dylan was already a murderer. Returning Tom’s call, she had what would be the first of many vague and unsatisfying conversations that day. Her husband knew there had been a shooting at Columbine, Dylan’s high school, but little else... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Mother’s Reckoning: Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Eden Memoirs The reckoning

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

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Memoir descriptive and explanatory to accompany the general chart of the Northern ocean Davis strait and Baffin s bay

The first is called the place by dead - reckoning , the other the true place . The
line joining the true places at noon is called the true track ; and that joining the
others is called the track or course by dead reckoning . As it happens , inra .
riably ...

Author: John Purdy

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The Reckoning the Memoirs of Anthony Eden

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

Publisher:

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Category: Prime ministers

Page: 716

View: 223


This Close to Happy

Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls “the inside view of navigating a chronic ...

Author: Daphne Merkin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 121

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016 “Despair is always described as dull,” writes Daphne Merkin, “when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver.” This Close to Happy—Merkin’s rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression—captures this strange light. Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression; years later, after her daughter was born, for severe postpartum depression; and later still, after her mother died, for obsessive suicidal thinking. Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls “the inside view of navigating a chronic psychiatric illness to a realistic outcome.” The arc of Merkin’s affliction is lifelong, beginning in a childhood largely bereft of love and stretching into the present, where Merkin lives a high-functioning life and her depression is manageable, if not “cured.” “The opposite of depression,” she writes with characteristic insight, “is not a state of unimaginable happiness . . . but a state of relative all-right-ness.” In this dark yet vital memoir, Merkin describes not only the harrowing sorrow that she has known all her life, but also her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. Written with an acute understanding of the ways in which her condition has evolved as well as affected those around her, This Close to Happy is an utterly candid coming-to-terms with an illness that many share but few talk about, one that remains shrouded in stigma. In the words of the distinguished psychologist Carol Gilligan, “It brings a stunningly perceptive voice into the forefront of the conversation about depression, one that is both reassuring and revelatory.”

Dead Reckoning

Twenty years later, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and learns startling new information about the crime. Dead Reckoning follows the author’s determination to confront the man who destroyed her world in order to find peace.

Author: Carys Cragg

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526980

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 915

A powerful and emotional memoir about a woman whose father was brutally murdered at home by an intruder. Twenty years later, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and learns startling new information about the crime. Dead Reckoning follows the author’s determination to confront the man who destroyed her world in order to find peace.

We Need a Reckoning

Author: Gloria Muhammad

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781736820919

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Reckoning with Sodom An Idaho Memoir

Author: Robb J. Kunz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781109792836

Category: Gay men

Page: 135

View: 962

In the end, the memoir expresses what may be possibly felt in many rural communities by gay men that feel underrepresented and their stories marginalized because of location and also because of the inability to align with current stereotypes. It is my hope that the piece offers a look into a life that many Western myths deny and that many rural communities choose to wish away.

Memoir of Augustus De Morgan

The Julian Calendar starts with what , by reckoning back , we should call January
1 of the year – 45 , on the supposition that 0 does not exist , but that we pass from
+1 to -1 consecutively , on the supposition that every fourth year is leap - year .

Author: Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mathematicians

Page: 422

View: 328


Memoir of John D Lockwood

THE RECKONING TIME.After a long time , the lord of those servants cometh and
reckoneth with them . How does the disobedient son of an affectionate , yet strict
father feel , when , after a day of uncommon rebellion , he hears , “ My son , I ...

Author: Peter Lockwood

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 231

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