The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things
Author: Jakob Böhme
Pages: 223
ISBN: EAN:4064066465834
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Release: 2021-04-10
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Signature of All Things" by Jakob Böhme (translated by John Ellistone). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 501
ISBN: 9781408850114
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Release: 2013
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition and the thirst for knowledge-from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

The Last American Man

The Last American Man
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781408806876
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Release: 2009-08-17
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape to the wild. Away from the crushing disapproval of his father, he lived alone in a teepee in the mountains. Everything he needed he built, grew or killed. He made his clothes from deer he killed and skinned before using their sinew as sewing thread. But he didn't stop there. In the years that followed, he stopped at nothing in pursuit of bigger, bolder challenges. He travelled the Mississippi in a handmade wooden canoe; he walked the two-thousand-mile Appalachian Trail; he hiked across the German Alps in trainers; he scaled cliffs in New Zealand. One Christmas, he finished dinner with his family and promptly upped and left - to ride his horse across America. From South Carolina to the Pacific, with his little brother in tow, they dodged cars on the highways, ate road kill and slept on the hard ground. Now, more than twenty years on, Eustace is still in the mountains, residing in a thousand-acre forest where he teaches survival skills and attempts to instil in people a deeper appreciation of nature. But over time he has had to reconcile his ambitious dreams with the sobering realities of modernity. Told with Elizabeth Gilbert's trademark wit and spirit, this is a fascinating, intimate portrait of an endlessly complicated man: a visionary, a narcissist, a brilliant but flawed modern hero. The Last American Man is an unforgettable adventure story of an irrepressible life lived to the extreme. The Last American Man is a New York Times Notable Book and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1890951986
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Release: 2009
Editor: Zone Books (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The search to create a science of signatures that exceeds the attempts of semiology and hermeneutics to determine pure and unmarked signs.

Stern Men

Stern Men
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101014875
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Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men"working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself in this the critically acclaimed debut.

Committed

Committed
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781408807590
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Release: 2010-01-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, who - after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing - gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, trying with all her might to discover (through historical research, interviews and much personal reflection) what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result is Committed - a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Gilbert's memoir - destined to become a cherished handbook for any thinking person hovering on the verge of marriage - is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.

The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire
Author: Michael Pollan
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780375760396
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Release: 2002
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.

Pilgrims

Pilgrims
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781408808771
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Release: 2009-11-23
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The cowboys, strippers, labourers and magicians of Pilgrims are all on their way to being somewhere, or someone, else. Some are browbeaten and world-weary, others are deluded and naïve, yet all seek companionship as fiercely as they can. A tough East Coast girl dares a western cowboy to run off with her; a matronly bar owner falls in love with her nephew; an innocent teenager falls hopelessly for the local bully's sister. These are tough heroes and heroines, hardened by their experiences, who struggle for their epiphanies. Yet hope is never far away and though they may act blindly, they always act bravely. Sharply drawn and tenderly observed, Pilgrims is filled with Gilbert's inimitable humour and warmth.

City of Girls

City of Girls
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780698408326
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. "A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar "Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today "Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway
Author: Anne Lamott
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780735213593
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune The New York Times bestseller from the author of Dusk, Night, Dawn, Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it. "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—"within us and outside us, all around us"—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all." Full of Lamott’s trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise—a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.

Big Magic

Big Magic
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780698408319
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things
Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Pages: 89
ISBN: UOM:39015041155162
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Release: 1950
Editor: New York New Directions
Language: en

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The Best American Travel Writing 2013

The Best American Travel Writing 2013
Author: Jason Wilson,Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780547810096
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Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Number-one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Love Story, Elizabeth Gilbert transports readers to far-flung locales with this collection of the year’s lushest and most inspiring travel writing.

Letters from Yellowstone

Letters from Yellowstone
Author: Diane Smith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101119099
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Release: 2000-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For readers of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, and Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl, Diane Smith’s warmhearted and award-winning epistolary novel about a spunky young woman who joins a makeshift field study in Yellowstone National Park at the end of the nineteenth century “I loved this book in a way that I haven’t loved a book in some time.” —James Welch, author of Fools Crow In the spring of 1898, A. E. (Alexandria) Bartram—a spirited young woman with a love for botany—is invited to join a field study in Yellowstone National Park. The study’s leader, a mild-mannered professor from Montana, assumes she is a man, and is less than pleased to discover the truth. Once the scientists overcome the shock of having a woman on their team, they forge ahead on a summer of adventure, forming an enlightening web of relationships as they move from Mammoth Hot Springs to a camp high in the backcountry. But as they make their way collecting amid Yellowstone’s beauty, the group is splintered by differing views on science, nature, and economics. Brimming with humor, excitement, and the romance of the Yellowstone landscape, Letters from Yellowstone is a love letter to the joys of scientific discovery and America’s majestic natural beauty, as well as a thoughtful reflection on environmentalism, Native American displacement, and feminism at the dawn of a new century.

This Is All I Got

This Is All I Got
Author: Lauren Sandler
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780399589973
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Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK * From an award-winning journalist, a poignant and gripping immersion in the life of a young, homeless single mother amid her quest to find stability and shelter in the richest city in America LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD * "Riveting . . . a remarkable feat of reporting."--The New York Times Camila is twenty-two years old and a new mother. She has no family to rely on, no partner, and no home. Despite her intelligence and determination, the odds are firmly stacked against her. In this extraordinary work of literary reportage, Lauren Sandler chronicles a year in Camila's life--from the birth of her son to his first birthday--as she navigates the labyrinth of poverty and homelessness in New York City. In her attempts to secure a safe place to raise her son and find a measure of freedom in her life, Camila copes with dashed dreams, failed relationships, the desolation of abandonment, and miles of red tape with grit, humor, and uncanny resilience. Every day, more than forty-five million Americans attempt to survive below the poverty line. Every night, nearly sixty thousand people sleep in New York City-run shelters, 40 percent of them children. In This Is All I Got, Sandler brings this deeply personal issue to life, vividly depicting one woman's hope and despair and her steadfast determination to change her life despite the myriad setbacks she encounters. This Is All I Got is a rare feat of reporting and a dramatic story of survival. Sandler's candid and revealing account also exposes the murky boundaries between a journalist and her subject when it becomes impossible to remain a dispassionate observer. She has written a powerful and unforgettable indictment of a system that is often indifferent to the needs of those it serves, and that sometimes seems designed to fail. Praise for This Is All I Got "A rich, sociologically valuable work that's more gripping, and more devastating, than fiction."--Booklist "Vivid, heartbreaking. . . . Readers will be moved by this harrowing and impassioned call for change."--Publishers Weekly "A closely observed chronicle . . . Sandler displays her journalistic talent by unerringly presenting this dire situation. . . . An impressive blend of dispassionate reporting, pungent condemnation of public welfare, and gritty humanity." --Kirkus Reviews

SimpleBiz360

SimpleBiz360
Author: Jeffrey R. Mason
Pages: 188
ISBN:
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: BizBits, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This business book is written for solopreneurs and small companies. Simple, practical, effective and customer-pleasing business tools are arranged in eight operational groups. These 255 tools focus on small, one-percent improvements. The book layout and design facilitate rapid information retrieval and simple tool evaluation and implementation. This is a fast-read professional resource that is brief, clear and easy on the eyes.

Handling the Truth

Handling the Truth
Author: Beth Kephart
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781592408153
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Release: 2013
Editor: Avery
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A memoir-writing guide offers writing lessons and examples for those interested in putting their memories down on paper, explains the difference between remembering and imagining, and describes the language of truth.

The Signature of All Things 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

The Signature of All Things   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know
Author: G Whiz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781498989381
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Release: 2021
Editor: GWhizBooks.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that Elizabeth Gilbert once worked for GQ magazine? Or, did you know that, Gilbert started writing while she was still in college? What are the amazing facts of The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back‏

City of Girls

City of Girls
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781408867068
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'Stunning' Lisa Taddeo, author of THREE WOMEN'Warm and wise' Stephanie Merritt, Observer'Glamorous, sexy, compelling' Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times'I fell in love with Vivian from page one' Daisy Buchanan'An education in love, and an iridescent delight' Rowan Pelling, SpectatorNineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York City in the summer of 1940 with nothing but a sewing machine and a heretofore unindulged taste for adventure. Finding employment as seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, a charmingly down-at-heel Manhattan revue, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the tat only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. Adventure and opportunity blossom on every corner of this strange wartime city of girls, and Vivian and her girlfriends mean to down New York to its last drop. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.

The Signature of All Things A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert Trivia On Books

The Signature of All Things  A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-09-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trivia-on-Book: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Alma never published her manuscript of A Theory of Competitive Alterations, being unsure how selfless acts of people fit into it. However, when Darwin published his Origin of Species, she knew she was right all along. The Signature of All Things is an engrossing tale about the talented botanist Alma Whittaker and takes readers along for a ride into the realm of nature. It has touching and exciting moments and compels us to believe that knowledge is the most valuable commodity. Gilbert's extensive research on plant life and believable narrations about various cultures around the world add to the book's finesse. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!