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Author: Molly O'Neill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743288882
Size: 26.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: Molly O'Neill's father believed that baseball was his family's destiny. He wanted to spawn enough sons for an infield, so he married the tallest woman in Columbus, Ohio. Molly came out first, but eventually her father's plan prevailed. Five boys followed in rapid succession and the youngest, Paul O'Neill, did, in fact, grow up to be the star right fielder for the New York Yankees. In Mostly True, celebrated food critic and writer O'Neill tells the story of her quintessentially American family and the places where they come together -- around the table and on the ball field. Molly's great-grandfather played on one of the earliest traveling teams in organized baseball, her grandfather played barnstorming ball, and her father pitched in the minor leagues, but after being sidelined with an injury in the war, he set his sights on the next generation. While her brothers raged and struggled to become their own men, Molly, appointed "Deputy Mom" at an age when most girls were playing with dolls, learned early how to be the model Midwestern homemaker and began casting about wildly for other possible destinies. As her mother cleaned fanatically and produced elaborate, healthy meals, Molly spoiled her bro-thers with skyscraper cakes, scribbled reams of poetry, and staged theatrical productions in the backyard. By the late 1960s, the Woodstock Nation had challenged some of the O'Neill values, but nothing altered their conviction that only remarkable achievement could save them. Mostly True is the uncommon chronicle of a regular family pursuing the American dream and of one girl's quest to find her place in a world built for boys. Molly O'Neill -- an independent, extraordinarily talented, and fiercely funny woman -- showed that home runs can be hit in many fields. Her memoir is glorious.

Mostly True Tales

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Author: Paul Kennedy Mueller
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770671749
Size: 17.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 104
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Book Description: A gas-station attendant waits wistfully for a mysterious young woman in a Mustang; astronauts find a promising, but curiously empty, planet; a modern corporation enjoys an eye-opening transformation; and an Irish lass gains enduring fame in post-colonial Pennsylvania: These and other "preposterous accounts" await readers who appreciate a wry angle and a wicked wit in this eclectic collection of stories....

Mostly True Tales From The Life Of Bob

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Author: Robert Minton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493102737
Size: 55.38 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 170
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Book Description: This laugh out loud Memoir is a kaleidoscope of tales that take us on a journey through a dysfunctional life. With issues like; your best friend is a superhero and he's stuck in a dumbwaiter. Your leader finds it tough to motivate the troops when he's bouncing off the BX9 bus and into oncoming traffic, NY legalizes topless dancing, a runaway lion, and you've got till noon to leave the state of Illinois. In a one of a kind hot-rod, Bob reminisces about his encounters with a motorcycle gang, two guys that changed the face of the American automobile, vampires, lesbians, and a drunken game show host.

Mostly True Confessions Of A Recovering Catholic

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Author: Roger Neuhaus
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 146203490X
Size: 29.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Book Description: It was a time when color television was the newest technology, the hula hoop was the latest fad and the evening news typically began with coverage of the Vietnam War. At 116 Nevada Street in Dubuque, Iowa, life was reasonably good. In this memoir, author Roger Neuhaus reminisces about his life in this time period, growing up as one of eight children in a strict Catholic family. Nostalgic and often humorous, (Mostly) True Confessions of a Recovering Catholic tells of a neighborhood filled with youthful adventures and an array of Catholic grade school and church experiences, including a colorful cast of mischievous characters. This anthology of anecdotes takes place from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, addressing the changing times of the era. Neuhaus narrates tales of a simpler time and place, one filled with the wonder, excitement, and playfulness of youth. (Mostly) True Confessions of a Recovering Catholic shows how the teachings of the Catholic Church and his family’s core values worked to shape the future of one young man.

The Mostly True Story Of Jack

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Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316175234
Size: 37.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book Description: Newbery Medal-winner Kelly Barnhill's debut novel is an eerie tale of magic, friendship, and sacrifice. Enter a world where magic bubbles just below the surface. . . . When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time. When he arrives, he begins to make actual friends for the first time in his life-but the town bully beats him up and the richest man in town begins to plot Jack's imminent, and hopefully painful, demise. It's up to Jack to figure out why suddenly everyone cares so much about him. Back home he was practically... invisible. The Mostly True Story of Jack is a stunning debut novel about things broken, things put back together, and finding a place to belong. "There's a dry wit and playfulness to Barnhill's writing that recalls Lemony Snicket and Blue Balliett...a delightfully unusual gem." --Los Angeles Times

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg

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Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545370876
Size: 38.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback! In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late? With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in his latest groundbreaking novel.

Strange But Mostly True

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Author: Jacobs Evan
ISBN: 9781680217049
Size: 33.71 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Book Description: A mysterious mine in Arizona lures people in with the promise of gold. But many who seek it are never seen again. After being stranded in a snowstorm, a group of pioneers turns to cannibalism to survive. People with synesthesia may hear things they touch or taste things they see. This collection of stories explores the weird, the wild, and the wonderful that exists all around us. You'll have to read it to believe it. Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These story collections are the ultimate in high-interest reading. The people, places, and things within their pages range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from the creepy to the utterly terrifying, and from the odd to the awful. Yet all stories are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid research of serious investigators. Captivating facts are included in a "Strange Truth" section following each story.

Mostly True Stories

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ISBN: 0557012473
Size: 29.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Languages : en
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Dear Diary

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Author: Stephanie T.
Size: 25.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 44
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Book Description: "What follows are mostly true journal entries from 2003-2005."-- Page [1].

The Part About The Dragon Was Mostly True

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Author: Sean Gibson
Publisher: The Parliament House
ISBN: 1733386890
Size: 55.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 342
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Book Description: Sure, you think you know the story of the fearsome red dragon, Dragonia. How it terrorized the village of Skendrick until a brave band of heroes answered the noble villagers' call for aid. How nothing could stop those courageous souls from facing down the dragon. How they emerged victorious and laden with treasure. But, even in a world filled with epic adventures and tales of derring-do, where dragons, goblins, and unlicensed prestidigitators run amok, legendary heroes don't always know what they'redoing. Sometimes they're clueless. Sometimes beleaguered townsfolk are more hapless than helpless. And orcs? They're not always assholes, and sometimes they don't actually want to eat your children. Heloise the Bard, Erithea's most renowned storyteller (at least, to hear her tell it), is here to set the record straight. See, it turns out adventuring isn't easy, and true heroism is as rare as an articulate villager. Having spent decades propagating this particular myth (which, incidentally, she wrote), she finally able to tell the real story-for which she just so happened to have a front-row seat. Welcome to Erithea. I hope you brought a change of undergarments-things are going to get messy.