Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 08 Jun 17

Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood

by S.J. Sebellin-Ross

“I was moved by the book â?? a good step up from enjoying it, although I did that too.”
~ John Thorne
James Beard Award-winning author of “Outlaw Cook” and “Pot on the Fire”

with foreword by John Thorne

From the menopausal chef who called students assholes to the bitter chef who made them get on their hands and knees to scrub the kitchen as punishment to the horde of frequently tattooed, usually foul-mouthed, sometimes bigoted, and occasionally sweet students, this is not the sanitized look at school spoon fed to us by the likes of The Food Network. No. Written by a culinary school student, “Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood” is the searingly honest story of what really goes on behind closed culinary school doors from slipping on the crisp white chefs coat for the first time through the horror of slaughtering and cooking lunch through the overwhelming number of cuts and burns and bruises to working on the line in the searing hurry, hurry heat of the school bistro.

More than ten years ago we were introduced to culinary school by Anthony Bourdain, Culinary Institute of America graduate in “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” In “The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America,” Michael Ruhlman expanded this introduction by visiting classes at the CIA. And today, more than a decade later, “Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood” completes the circle with a real life account of what it is like to be a full-time culinary school student.

Noted restaurant critic, food journalist, and cookbook author, S.J. Sebellin-Ross ( is a top-selling writer whose books include “Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood,” the bestselling memoir of her time as a culinary school student; “Culinary School: 101 Things Every Culinary Student Should Know Before They Go,” considered the must-read book for anyone interested in culinary school and food; and “How to Write about Food: How to Become a Published Restaurant Critic, Food Journalist, Cookbook Author, and Food Blogger,” the definitive guide to breaking in and making money as a published food writer.

Sebellin-Ross, who has more than a decade of experience writing for publications including “The Washington Post,” “Parenting,” and the “New York Times,” and is invited to speak at events including the BlogHer Food Conference, previously wrote for clients such as DreamWorks and HBO and taught public relations for schools such as Mediabistro and UC Berkeley. To see all the popular Sebellin-Ross titles, click the author name, above.

JACKIE KENNEDY biography bio book: Jackie Onassis (JACKIE KENNEDY biography bio book 1)

by David Right

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York, to Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou “Blackjack” Bouvier III, a stockbroker. Her sister Caroline Lee (aka Lee Radziwill) was born four years after her. Her mother was of Irish descent and her father had French, English, German, and Scottish ancestry.
First Lady Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis was a symbol of strength for a traumatized nation after the assassination of one the country’s most energetic political figures, President John F. Kennedy, who served from 1961 to 1963.

JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS biography bio book


by Chilita Perkins

How could this happen to us?”Things seem like they were okay, not bad enough to cheat”. You wonder what did I do,being hurt and feeling shame as if it was my fault? Where do I go from here? What will happen to my kids?Is this just a phase, or will this be a permanent change in my life?

The Train Of War: Inspired by Hamid Karzai Ex-President Of Afghanistan

by Zabi Saffi

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This book is a trailer of my life. The whole story will be told in history when I am gone.
“I used to think of how my life would be when I have a family, kids, and a job. At the far end corner of my brain, I had a dream that the job would be to be the president of a nation.”

If you dream, if you imagine and if you work hard then you will achieve that something you aim for; even if it is to become the president of a nation. When you achieve that something never stop; work hard, hard until you excel.

My dedication to bringing peace and unity to my homeland, a nearly impossible task never faded. It was always bright and colourful.

I never wanted a war, I never saw a war. When Americans came, Taliban had left. They left without a fight. It was purely Americas fault for starting the war. They picked thugs and warlords who went after them to Pakistan. They dragged them into starting a decade war which killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people. They wanted revenge for 9/11.

Get insight to the life of Hamid Karzai from the day he was born until the last days of his presidency.

Missing Persons: Gone Forever: True Police Stories of People Lost in America (Unexplained Disappearances Book 2)

by Hector Z. Gregory

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Rarely when we think about danger or our chances of being harmed do we think about the peoplethat we know. Most of the time, we do not think that the people we work with, those that work for us, or those that we are associated with would ever cause us harm, however, this is what actually happens frequently.

As you read this book, you will begin to see just how often it does happen. None of the cases in this book have ever been solved, but when you look at the evidence that will be presented to you,chances are that you are going to come to the same conclusion that the police have, most of these people have gone missing at the hands of someone they knew.

On top of this, because these people seemed to vanish from the face of the earth, no one has been held accountable for their disappearances. Their families have not gotten to lay them to rest and still mourn their loss as they have been unable to fully grieve not knowing if the person that they love is still out there or if they have passed from this life.

While these are quite intriguing stories, they are heartbreaking as well. As you read them, you are reading about experiences that families have gone through, true stories of real terror as parents found out that their child was missing, as children found out that their parents were gone,and as friends found out those that they cared for had simply disappeared…

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  • Missing Persons:Everyone’s Hero
  • Missing Persons:Five Months Pregnant andGone
  • Missing Persons: The Springfield Three
  • Missing Persons: The Missing Bride
  • Missing Persons:A Case of Misplaced Trust
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Tries and Prejudice: The Autobiography of England’s First Muslim Rugby International

by Ikram Butt

“A fascinating window into British Asian culture…” – The Guardian
Tries & Prejudice is the revealing, hard-hitting and often amusing autobiography of former Featherstone, Leeds, Huddersfield and London rugby league star Ikram Butt. Born and bred in West Yorkshire and these days the driving force behind the British Asian Rugby Association (BARA), Butt, England’s first muslim rugby international in either code, tells his unique life story whilst also lifting the lid on the wider Muslim experience of British sport and the obstacles which lie in the way of encouraging greater participation from an often disaffected and marginalised youth. Written in association with rugby league writer Tony Hannan and featuring testimonials from a number of well-known sporting and political names, Tries & Prejudice is a fascinating and timely book, quite like no other.

I Think I Need a New Heart: The Journey from Heart Failure to Transplant

by Manu Kalia

A frank and honest account of one patient’s journey: from end-stage congestive heart failure, to artificial heart-assist-pump implantation, and eventually, to heart transplantation, recovery, and health.

This memoir shares a first-hand perspective of the fears, challenges, and joys of facing a life-threatening illness, and being given the gift of a second chance at life.

For all those who face organ failure and transplantation, for their loved ones, for those who work in the transplant healthcare arena, and for organ donors and their families.

My Twentieth Century – eBook

by Miklos Breuer

The riveting story of Miki Breuer’s family history, his childhood in pre-war Hungary, his life in Budapest during the war and the Nazi occupation of Budapest, his travels and life in newly independent Israel and his courtship and marriage to Esther. The book stops in 1960 in the USA following the birth of his two children, Judy and Kenny

My Red Sea: A Journey From War To Peace

by Amber Rhodes

This gritty and suspenseful true account will keep you engrossed! Born in a cult and raised in poverty and abuse, A.M. Rhodes became a refugee of the brutal Liberian Civil War at twelve years of age. As with many other victims of trauma, she suffered from undiagnosed Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as her body underwent puberty during the war.

In “My Red Sea”, A.M. Rhodes tells her story of her journey through the war with her family. With the perspective of a child and the wisdom of an adult, A.M. Rhodes unearths some of the wrong mindsets that she believes shaped her world with its sometimes destructive culture and complex traditions. Undiagnosed and untreated mental illness wreaked havoc in her family’s life from a very early age, adding greater distress on the dire circumstances she faced every day.

Today, A.M. Rhodes is a mother of three. She is a wife, business owner, worship leader, pastoral care representative, holistic health enthusiast, and author! A.M. Rhode defines herself as having faith but not being religious. She also encourages other victims of abuse, war, and trauma to find healing, victory and peace in Jesus and by getting the right health care professionals for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Amber and her family support three children in Cambodia and have helped many others in Africa. She is passionate about helping others through charitable organisations and in their local community. A.M. Rhodes now lives in Australia with her husband and children.

“My Red Sea” is the story of Amber’s journey from war to peace!

Killer Transgender : The True Story of Nicole Vonlee Titlow

by Chelsea Cosby

Nicole Vonlee Titlow is a middle aged woman who is currently serving out a 20-40 year prison sentence in the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility for the second degree murder of her uncle, Don Rogers. At first glance, this case seems to be one of commonplace gold digging and an attempt to make some quick cash, but upon further reading, it quickly devolves into betrayal, back-handedness, ineffective counsel, and further tragedy. This otherwise average case drew in national attention because of the gambling, alcoholism, lies, and speculation on Titlow’s sexual reassignment surgery. Titlow was ensnared by promises of enough money to be able to afford a life-saving surgery and was then used to her aunt’s purposes in a malignant way. Her legal counsel repeatedly failed her, and so has the court system since then.

A Short History of Elon Musk: The genius billionaire’s pursuit of world domination

by Shrewdhippo Digests

A household name, Elon Musk seems to defy all odds with every one of his ventures from Paypal, SpaceX. SolarCity, Tesla and Neuralink. A master visionary bent on making each of his initiatives a major milestone in human innovation.

The digest captures Musk’s story from childhood to the genius he is today, with special insights into his life and mindset and the sometimes very personal decisions he has made in his pursuit of relentless innovation, invention and changing the goal post of humankind’s mastery of the world.

This digest is a biographical account of the innovator, businessman and the modern day version of a 21st century Einstein.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: prima dell’evento di facebook (Italian Edition)

by Michele Barbieri

Questo è un romanzo epistolare dell’era moderna digitale: una raccolta di corrispondenza elettronica, E-mail scambiate tra un gruppo di amici, tutte rigorosamente vere, esattamente così come furono scritte. Nella forma, nel canone, nell’impellenza del momento, dimenticando spesso tutte le forme di grammatica o di costruzione, poiché quello che importava era la necessità di comunicazione tramite la scrittura: mai prima di quel momento divenuta così veloce.
Queste mail raccontano un periodo di transizione tra fine anni 2001 e 2003, a seguire sarebbero nate le prime chat o siti d’incontro e socializzazione. Il medioevo dell’era internet, la via di mezzo tra due epoche, la cucitura tra un’età analogica, della lettera, della cartolina e quella digitale. Prima dell’evento di facebook e altri social network, come li conosciamo oggi. Prima del dilagare degli sms sino a whatsapp, in un periodo in cui iniziavano a diffondersi i cellulari, ancora costosi (e caro era usarli), “la rete”, come si sentiva a chiamarla, iniziava in Italia a prendere piede. I primi stridenti modem a 56k, collegati con la prolunga alla presa telefonica della Sip, iniziavano a scambiare dati e Internet era un programma da istallare: la famosa scatola gialla I.O.L. Italian On Line. Era circa la metà degli anni novanta e ancora “la rete” si stava tessendo, il costo era molto alto, tutto era lento e il collegamento, oltre ad occupare la linea telefonica di casa, con grida da parte dei genitori, aveva costi esorbitanti, google non esisteva, e i motori di ricerca per i pochissimi siti erano Laycos e Supereva. Gli Smartphone erano ancora fantascienza da Star Trek.

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