Mother American Night

Author: John Perry Barlow
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 152476020X
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John Perry Barlow’s wild ride with the Grateful Dead was just part of a Zelig-like life that took him from a childhood as ranching royalty in Wyoming to membership in the Internet Hall of Fame as a digital free speech advocate. Mother American Night is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable (yet completely true) story of an American icon. Born into a powerful Wyoming political family, John Perry Barlow wrote the lyrics for thirty Grateful Dead songs while also running his family’s cattle ranch. He hung out in Andy Warhol’s Factory, went on a date with the Dalai Lama’s sister, and accidentally shot Bob Weir in the face on the eve of his own wedding. As a favor to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barlow mentored a young JFK Jr. and the two then became lifelong friends. Despite being a freely self-confessed acidhead, he served as Dick Cheney’s campaign manager during Cheney’s first run for Congress. And after befriending a legendary early group of computer hackers known as the Legion of Doom, Barlow became a renowned internet guru who then cofounded the groundbreaking Electronic Frontier Foundation. His résumé only hints of the richness of a life lived on the edge. Blessed with an incredible sense of humor and a unique voice, Barlow was a born storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Through intimate portraits of friends and acquaintances from Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia to Timothy Leary and Steve Jobs, Mother American Night traces the generational passage by which the counterculture became the culture, and it shows why learning to accept love may be the hardest thing we ever ask of ourselves.

Mother Night

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780440339076
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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”—Time Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all. “A great artist.”—Cincinnati Enquirer “A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter . . . Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

night Mother

Author: Marsha Norman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374521387
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The 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a disappointed and despondent young woman who methodically plans her own death

The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee

Author: Paisley Rekdal
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307429083
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When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from the surface. Here in this hypnotic blend of personal essay and travelogue, Rekdal journeys throughout Asia to explore her place in a world where one’s “appearance is the deciding factor of one’s ethnicity.” In her soul-searching voyage, she teaches English in South Korea where her native colleagues call her a “hermaphrodite,” and is dismissed by her host family in Japan as an American despite her assertion of being half-Chinese. A visit to Taipei with her mother, who doesn’t know the dialect, leads to the bitter realization that they are only tourists, which makes her further question her identity. Written with remarkable insight and clarity, Rekdal a poet whose fierce lyricism is apparent on every page, demonstrates that the shifting frames of identity can be as tricky as they are exhilarating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

You Never Call You Never Write

Author: Joyce Antler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195147871
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An illuminating, often humorous history of the Jewish Mother traces the evolution of this popular icon through decades of American culture, detailing both positive and negative aspects through the years while examining such images as the "Yiddishe Mama," "Molly Goldberg," the smothering and shrewish scourge of Portnoy's Complaint, and beyond.

Mother Camp

Author: Esther Newton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226577609
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Interviews with female impersonators reveal the social, cultural, and economic aspects of their occupation and the subculture of the homosexual transvestite.

Mother America

Author: Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Publisher: New Island Books
ISBN: 9781848401594
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In this short story collection, mothers tattoo their children and abduct them; they act as surrogates and they use charms to cure childhood illness. The story Letters' sees an Irish mother cling to love of her son, though he abandoned her in New York. In Queen of Tattoo,' Lydia, the tattooed lady from the Groucho Marx song, tries to understand why her son is a bad man. Set in Ireland and America, as well as Paris, Rome, and Mexico, these stories map the lives of parents and the boundaries they cross. Ni Chonchuir's sinewy prose dazzles as she exposes the follies of motherhood as well as its triumphs.

Good Night Beautiful Mother

Author: Rozelle Walker
ISBN: 9781542680516
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Have you lost someone you love more than life itself? Has their loss left you feeling heartbroken with an empty void? Do you know someone you care about who has lost a loved one and you want to provide support but don't know what to say or do? "Good Night Beautiful Mother" is Dr. R. Jenee Walker's tender story about love that endures throughout the seasons of life. It is a brief story about forever love that transcends the joys and sorrows of life and never dies even in the face of death. Whether you have experienced the loss of a mother, father, grandparent, child, or friend, there is a universal sense of knowing and shared understanding that connects us all when you lose someone you cherish. This book has beautiful illustrations that are faceless so that you can assimilate your own loved one directly into the story.Are you experiencing feelings of sadness, regret, pain, guilt, and anger that wax and wane like the ocean flow? Are you feeling stuck? In the Epilogue: Healing Words, you will discover 14 tools that Dr. Walker has found invaluable guiding herself as well as her patients on their healing journey toward finding peace and renewed joy. Good Night Beautiful Mother is not about sadness, but about the comfort and joy we find in remembering. This endearing story is everyone's story as we all have our turn with loss. Good Night Beautiful Mother" offers readers of all ages hope and healing words that reminds us all that death is not an end, but a beginning.

Moon Mother

Author: Ed Young
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780060213015
Format: PDF
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A retelling of a traditional Native American tale in which the Spirit that made animals and people falls in love with a Woman Spirit who becomes the moon he carries through the sky every night.

The Bone Mother

Author: David Demchuk
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
ISBN: 1771484225
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SHORT-LISTED FOR THE 2018 AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD! LONG-LISTED FOR THE 2017 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE! Three neighbouring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind—and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary—they tell their stories and confront their destinies: The Rusalka, the beautiful vengeful water spirit who lives in lakes and ponds and lures men and children to their deaths; The Vovkulaka, who changes from her human form into that of a wolf and hides with her kind deep in the densest forests; The Strigoi, a revenant who feasts on blood and twists the minds of those who love, serve and shelter him; The Dvoynik, an apparition that impersonates its victim and draws him into a web of evil in order to free itself; And the Bone Mother, a skeletal crone with iron teeth who lurks in her house in the heart of the woods, and cooks and eats those who fail her vexing challenges. Eerie and unsettling like the best fairy tales, these incisor-sharp portraits of ghosts, witches, sirens, and seers—and the mortals who live at their side and in their thrall—will chill your marrow and tear at your heart. “Demchuk gracefully pieces together a dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose. These stories read like beautiful and brutal nightmares, sharply disquieting, and are made all the more terrifying by the history in which they’re grounded.” —Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)