Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307809926
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Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a classic American story. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous. Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Bill Griffith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683354529
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nobody’s Fool follows the story of Schlitzie’s long career—from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows—which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie’s role in the film is a centerpiece of the book. In researching Schlitzie’s life (1901–1971), Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout the country, including conducting interviews with those who worked with him and had intimate knowledge of his personality, his likes and dislikes, how he responded to being a sideshow “freak,” and much more. This graphic novel biography provides never-before-revealed details of his life, offering a unique look into his world and restoring dignity to his life by recognizing his contributions to popular culture.

Everybody s Fool

Everybody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101946961
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Richard Russo returns to North Bath—“a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy” (The New York Times)—and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human. Everybody’s Fool picks up roughly a decade since we were last with Miss Beryl and Sully on New Year's Eve 1984. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it’s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years . . . the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren’t still best friends . . . Sully’s son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one). We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police who’s obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife might’ve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident . . . Bath’s mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even more pressing . . . and then there’s Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin. And finally, there’s Charice Bond—a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymer’s office—as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be the train barreling into the station. A crowning achievement—“like hopping on the last empty barstool surrounded by old friends” (Entertainment Weekly)—from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Martin Gottfried
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780743244763
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Release: 2002-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gottfried's capably researched and recounted biography offers a none too flattering glimpse into Kaye's well-guarded personal life, including his egotism, cruelty, his strained marriage and his flirtations and affairs. His career is treated in detail, from his obvious early talent to the creation of his acting personae and his sad professional and personal decline before his death in 1987. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara
Author: Melissa Chiu,Miwako Tezuka
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0810994143
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Catalog of an exhibition held at Asia Society Museum, New York, Sept. 9, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Sarah Hegger
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781420137422
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In Sarah Hegger's latest Willow Park Romance, long-held crushes and past frenemies reunite--and wonder if there's ever a second chance to make a good first impression. . . Holly Partridge had no plans to return to Willow Park, Illinois, until her troubled younger sister Portia fled her home and aimed herself straight at Holly's high school nemesis--too-gorgeous-to-be-true Josh Hunter. Riding a manic bipolar high, Portia's only a danger to herself, but Holly needs to find her before she crashes. That means asking Josh for help. The ultimate love 'em and leave 'em lothario, Josh was never good for anything but a broken heart. But now he's lending a hand when Holly needs it most--and revealing surprising generosity and compassion. Has Josh shed his bad boy ways? Or is Holly suddenly grown up enough to acknowledge her own mistakes? Trusting Josh could be a disaster--or the first step in banishing the past to make way for a future happier than Holly ever imagined. . . “Sarah Hegger's voice is rich and witty and in a word, addictive.”--Terri Osburn, author of the bestselling Anchor Island series

Everybody s Grandmother and Nobody s Fool

Everybody s Grandmother and Nobody s Fool
Author: Kathryn L. Nasstrom
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501729065
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Release: 2018-09-05
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frances Freeborn Pauley, a white woman who grew up in the segregated South, has devoted most of her ninety-four years to the battle against discrimination and prejudice. A champion of civil rights and racial justice and an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Pauley's tenacity as an activist and the length of her career are remarkable. She is also a consummate storyteller; for decades, she has shared her words with activists, students, and scholars who have found their way to her door. Kathryn L. Nasstrom uses rich oral history material, recorded by herself and others, to present Frances Pauley in her own words. Pauley's life has encompassed much of the last century of extraordinary social change in the South, a life touching and touched by famous figures from southern politics and the civil rights movement. Highlights of Pauley's career in the public eye include a friendship with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, encounters with several of Georgia's civil-rights-era governors, and a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt. A skillful political organizer, Pauley was involved in decades of community mobilization, repeated efforts to educate politicians and the public about the origins and nature of poverty, and lobbying for unpopular causes. "People are born into a certain way of living," she says. "It takes a jolt to get out of it. It doesn't really mean that they're all that mean and bad, but it takes a jolt to make them see that maybe they could make a change." In a deft blend of biography and memoir, Nasstrom explains Pauley's historical significance and places her story in the context of developments in Georgia politics and the civil rights movement. Even as it contributes to the political history of Georgia and the South, affording insight of unusual depth on familiar issues and events, the book preserves one woman's story in the still largely undocumented history of southern women's social and political activism in the twentieth century. Pauley's experiences serve as a window on the lives of all those women and men who, town by town and state by state, made momentous change not only possible but also inescapable.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Renee Roszel
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0373093136
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Release: 1986
Editor: Harlequin Books
Language: en

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Don t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

Don t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings
Author: Tyler Perry
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1594482403
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author's alter ego, the outspoken, worldly wise grandmother Madea, shares her thoughts on life, love, and everyone around her, reflecting on marriage, child-rearing, etiquette, the Bible and the church, beauty advice, and gun care.

Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307809940
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Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

The Risk Pool

The Risk Pool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781925575804
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Release: 2017-01-05
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A funny and perceptive novel in the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving.

Trajectory

Trajectory
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101947739
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Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the best-selling Everybody's Fool, a new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo--winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls--is also a master of this genre. Russo's characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from many of his novels. In "Horseman," a professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday looms closer and closer: "And after that, who knew?" In "Intervention," a realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward--or not. In "Voice," a semiretired academic is conned by his increasingly estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Venice Biennale, fleeing a mortifying incident with a traumatized student back in Massachusetts but encountering further complications in the maze of Venice. And in "Milton and Marcus," a lapsed novelist struggles with his wife's illness and tries to rekindle his screenwriting career, only to be stymied by the pratfalls of that trade when he's called to an aging, iconic star's mountaintop retreat in Wyoming.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Stephanie Bond
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488026867
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An April Fool's Day joke has unexpected results in this sexy, fan-favorite novella from beloved author Stephanie Bond. Eric McDaniels hatches up a prank he's sure will thaw boss Kate Randall's icy-cool exterior—inventing a secret admirer. That is, until Kate's frosty facade melts just enough to reveal way more heat than Eric can handle… Originally published in 2004.

Nobody s Fool A Regecy Romantic Comedy

Nobody s Fool  A Regecy Romantic Comedy
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Pages: 112
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Ruth Ann Nordin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Miss Emilia Stewart's life faces immediate ruin. Her friend made a little slip of the tongue, and now Lord Valentine thinks Emilia's in love with him. This is Lord Valentine of all gentlemen! Not only is he unfashionable and socially inept, but the mere thought of kissing him makes her shudder. What's worse is that her father has arranged for her to marry him. Being a lady with no say in her future has never been more unfair! She, however, is determined to overcome this cruel fate. There's still a chance to protect her future, and keep her sanity intact. All she has to do is become the most repulsive and unattractive wife possible. Then Lord Valentine will insist they live separate lives, and she'll be spared the most unpleasant aspect of marriage--actually being in the same room with her husband. All she needs is a little ingenuity and help from her friends to make the plan work. This romantic comedy takes a fun look at one wife's dream of discouraging her husband from falling in love with her.

What s Done in the Dark

What s Done in the Dark
Author: Gloria Mallette
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0758211589
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Release: 2007-08
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two perpetually feuding sisters are brought together by family tragedy. Celeste's husband is found murdered in a seedy motel room, and Katrina's husband falls into a coma. Now that they're on the same side of pain, will blood finally become thicker than a history of jealousy and deceit?

Elsewhere

Elsewhere
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780307959539
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Release: 2012
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a personal account of the author's youth, his parents, and the 1950s upstate New York town they struggled to escape, recounting the encroaching poverty and illness that challenged everyday life and the dreams his mother instilled that inspired his career.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Charles Yale Harrison
Pages: 300
ISBN: UCAL:$B100767
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Release: 1948
Editor: New York : Henry Holt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A satirical view of the public relations business." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation.

Mohawk

Mohawk
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307809841
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Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money, and, inevitably, another set of false teeth. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mother over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his school work--because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be too smart. In Mohawk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, explores these lives with profound compassion and flint-hard wit. Out of derailed ambitions and old loves, secret hatreds and communal myths, he has created a richly plotted, densely populated, and wonderfully written novel that captures every nuance of America's backyard.

Paul Newman

Paul Newman
Author: Shawn Levy
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781845136543
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Release: 2010-09-25
Editor: Aurum
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paul Newman, who died in 2008, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome anti-heroes in such classic films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict and The Color of Money. And for all the diverse parts he played on the silver screen, Newman occupied nearly as many roles off it. He was a loving husband and family man, a fund raiser, sold his own brand of pasta sauce to make millions for charity, drove racing cars, and much more. Shawn Levy reveals the many sides of this legendary actor in the most comprehensive biography of the star yet published. We see Newman the consummate professional, a stickler for details and a driven worker. In his private life he played the roles of loyal son and brother, supportive husband – married to Joanne Woodward for 50 years – and responsible provider for six children. But Levy shows that Newman and his life were by no means perfect: there was a dalliance with another woman and failings as a father. The death of his only son Scott from a drug overdose in 1978 would haunt Newman for the rest of his life. Ultimately, the author reveals how Newman was able to blend his many roles and become a man of great integrity who was successful at almost everything he tried. It is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man and will leave readers feeling that they have slipped through the security gate and got to know a movie star who was famously guarded about his private life.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 549
ISBN: 1299272290
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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