Ariana

The Biography

Author: Danny White

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782438866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 7262

Ariana Grande captured the hearts of a nation with her One Love Manchester concert. Less than a fortnight after a terrorist killed twenty-two people at her Manchester show, the petite princess stood tall at her tribute concert that united and healed a shaken nation. She was the emotional core of a powerful evening that reminded us all of music's redemptive power. But who is Ariana Grande? This candid book traces the US pop star's story from her childhood in Florida, through her teenage years on Broadway and Nickelodeon, and onto her gleaming pop career which has seen her described as 'the new Mariah Carey'. This unauthorized biography of the songbird tells her eventful and inspirational story in full for the first time, and shows how she became an award-winning, chart-topping pop idol, as well as an empowering inspiration for a generation of girls. It reveals that there is more to Ariana than the celebrity we all think we know, explaining how her smooth transition from a squeaky-clean teenage pop product to a sophisticated, bold artist was powered by a restless and resilient personality. A must read for all her fans, this is a full, unflinching portrait of a pop sensation and inspiring, uncompromising woman - the small, sassy girl with the ponytail who conquered the world.
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Maria Callas

The Woman behind the Legend

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461624290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1313

For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "...the best since Callas." In this biography, Callas' career is brought brilliantly to life, from her transformation from a chubby, painfully shy girl into a magnificent, celebrated soprano, to her conflict with her larger-than-life image. Huffington makes this struggle, which was at the center of her life, also the center of the biography. Using a wealth of previously unpublished material and numerous first-hand interviews, Huffington documents Callas' interminable conflict with her mother, her deeply emotional relationship with her voice, the gradual unraveling of her first marriage, her passionate love affair with of Aristotle Onassis, her agony and humiliation at his leaving her, and her secret abortion.
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Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804140855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7902

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.
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The Sleep Revolution

Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 110190402X

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive delves into the sleep revolution that is happening all across the world - a revolution that can transform our lives.
Posted in Psychology

1D - The One Direction Story

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Danny White

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843179733

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 6321

The biography of the hugely successful British band One Direction, who shot to fame after taking the seventh series of The X-Factor by storm. 1D: The One Direction Story explores the backgrounds, early lives and motivations of Niall, Liam, Zayn, Harry and Louis from obscurity all the way to international stardom. Covering how the boys coped with the exposure of The X-Factor, their new celebrity status and the experiences around hugely successful, chart-topping singles, a BRIT award and a number one album in America, this is the definitive book for all One Direction fans.
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Mistress of the Art of Death

Author: Ariana Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101206751

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9379

The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition." In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.
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Ariana Grande

Author: Marie Morreale

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531211977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9913

Profiles the life and career of the young singer, from her early years in Boca Raton to the release of her first album.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Bolivar

American Liberator

Author: Marie Arana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439110204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 393

An authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman examines his life against a backdrop of the tensions of nineteenth-century South America, covering his achievements as a strategist, abolitionist, and diplomat.
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The Breadwinner

Author: Deborah Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192752840

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 8478

Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
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One Direction

The Ultimate Fan Book 2016: One Direction Book

Author: Jenny Kellett

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518664007

Category:

Page: 44

View: 5840

"One Direction: The Ultimate Book 2016" is the most up-to-date One Direction book on Amazon, and the perfect Christmas gift for all Directioners. In this One Direction book, updated for 2016, you'll find amazing One Direction facts and quotes as well as a One Direction quiz to test your knowledge of the superstars themself! The author has put together some of the best facts about Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, many of which will surprise you! One Direction Quiz Who is Liam Payne currently dating? Which One Direction member won't let a girl pay on a date? You'll find out the answers to these questions and more in the Ultimate One Direction book. How many will you know the answer to? Taylor Swift Facts No one turned up to Liam Payne's 16th birthday party. Harry Styles loves chick flicks. Cute! Niall Horan and Liam have the same middle name. Louis is one of the most charitable members of the band. These are just some of the One Direction facts you'll find in the book. So if you're a true Directioner, grab this book today. Or, treat your One Direction loving friend or family member - the One Direction: Ultimate Fan Book is ideal for Directioners of all ages! **Bonus: lots of gorgeous pictures of the boys included as well as fun One Direction crossword puzzle!**
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Ariana Grande

Author: Tammy Gagne

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781680200942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 8284

You may know her from the Nickelodeon's hit television show Victorious. Or maybe you caught her shorter-lived spin-off Sam & Cat. Perhaps you simply enjoy her music. However you were introduced to Ariana Grande, she has definitely become a household name. While she may be new to some of her adoring fans, Ariana has actually been working in the entertainment field for many years. Her first big role was that of cheerleader Charlotte in the Broadway musical 13. Today Ariana Grande is one of the best-selling musical artists in America.
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The Tall Book

A Celebration of Life from on High

Author: Arianne Cohen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191109

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9483

The Tall Book is a celebration of the tall-advantaged, which notes and explores the myriad benefits that come with living large--from the simple pleasures of being able to see over crowds at a parade, to the professional joys of earning more money, and having others perceive you as a natural leader. The Tall Book also offers well-researched explanations into the great unanswered questions of tallness, including: Why are people tall to begin with? How have tall people figured throughout history? Why are CEOs so tall? And how does tallness affect the dating game? Filled with illustrative graphics, charts, and piles of tall miscellanea and factoids, The Tall Book is a wonderful and much-needed exploration of life from on high.
Posted in Social Science

Sorry Not Sorry

Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up

Author: Naya Rivera

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1114

"Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn't easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry, Naya Rivera shows us that we're not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether it's with love and dating, career and ambition, friends, or gossip, Naya inspires us to follow our own destiny and step over-or plod through-all the crap along the way. After her rise and fall from childhood stardom on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airand Family Matters, barely eking her way through high school, a brief stint as a Hooters waitress, going through thick and thin with her mom/manager, and resurrecting her acting career as Santana Lopez on Glee, Naya emerged from these experiences with some key life lessons- Sorry-All those times I scrawled oI HATE MY MOMo in my journal. Moms and teenage daughters will never get along-we just have to realize it's nothing personal on either side. At-home highlights and DIY hair extensions. Some things are best left to the experts, and hair dye is one of them. Falling in love with the idea of a person, instead of the actual person. Not Sorry-That I don't always get along with everyone. Having people not like you is a risk you have to take to be real, and I'll take that over being fake any day. Boob job. People have a lot of opinions about plastic surgery, but more than 10 years after I got my boobs, they still make me happy when I look in the mirror. It might have been the best $8K I've ever spent. Getting my financial disasters out of the way early-before I was married or had a family-so that the only credit score that I wrecked was my own. Even with a successful career and a family that she loves more than anything else, Naya says, oThere's still a thirteen-year-old girl inside of me making detailed lists of how I can improve, who's never sure of my own self-worth.o Sorry Not Sorryis for that thirteen-year-old in all of us."
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Christmas

A Biography

Author: Judith Flanders

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250118344

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8614

A critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author explores the Christmas holiday, from the original festival through present day traditions. Christmas has always been a magical time. Or has it? Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, the Pope was already warning that too many people were spending the day, not in worship, but in partying and eating to excess. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically remembering Christmas in the old days, certain that it had been better then. Other elements of Christmas are much newer – who would have thought gift-wrap is a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy’s, nor even in the USA? Some things, however, never change. The first known gag holiday gift book, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s ‘for gay Gallants, and good companions’, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged – what else? – presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a period of eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, bestselling author and acclaimed social historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye on myths, legends and history, deftly moving from the origins of the holiday in the Roman empire, through Christmas trees in central Europe, to what might be the first appearance of Santa Claus – in Switzerland – to draw a picture of the season as it has never been seen before.
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Reagan

An American Journey

Author: Bob Spitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525560270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

View: 1212

From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational. More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz's REAGAN stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th President, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times. It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: a young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family's station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history. Bob Spitz's REAGAN is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan's epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics and rocky but ultimately successful run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments, and doesn't flinch from a full reckoning with the man's strengths and limitations. This is no hagiography: Reagan was never a brilliant student, of anything, and his disinterest in hard-nosed political scheming, while admirable, meant that this side of things was left to the other people in his orbit, not least his wife Nancy; sometimes this delegation could lead to chaos, and worse. But what emerges as a powerful signal through all the noise is an honest inherent sweetness, a gentleness of nature and willingness to see the good in people and in this country, that proved to be a tonic for America in his time, and still is in ours. It was famously said that FDR had a first-rate disposition and a second-rate intellect. Perhaps it is no accident that only FDR had as high a public approval rating leaving office as Reagan did, or that in the years since Reagan has been closing in on FDR on rankings of Presidential greatness. Written with love and irony, which in a great biography is arguably the same thing, Bob Spitz's masterpiece will give no comfort to partisans at either extreme; for the rest of us, it is cause for celebration.
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Principles

Author: Ray Dalio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982112387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 7413

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
Posted in Business & Economics

Ariana Grande Diary

Author: Darrell Butters

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781726436465

Category:

Page: 370

View: 9448

This Ariana Grande Diary for the academic year 2019 enables you to keep organised and up to date,with plenty of space to write notes,lists or appointments,Diary runs from 1st january 2019 to 31st december 2019.
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Billy Joel

The Definitive Biography

Author: Fred Schruers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804140219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6465

Draws on exclusive interviews to profile the acclaimed music artist's life and career, discussing such topics as his Long Island suburb upbringing, entry into the 1970s music scene and relationships with his closest associates. 100,000 first printing.
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Oriana Fallaci

The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend

Author: Cristina De Stefano

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590517865

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 282

View: 1822

Thanks to unprecedented access to personal records, Cristina De Stefano brings back to life a remarkable woman whose groundbreaking work and torrid love affairs will not soon be forgotten, allowing a new generation to discover her story, and witness the passionate, persistent journalism that we need in these times of upheaval and uncertainty. Fallaci is known for her uncompromising vision. Covering the entertainment industry early in her career, she created an original, abrasive interview style, focusing on her subject's emotions, contradictions, and facial expressions more than words.
Posted in BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY