Download Based On A True Story Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Based On A True Story full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Based On A True Story by Delphine de Vigan

Title Based on a True Story
Author Delphine de Vigan
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2017-04-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781408878835
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L. L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine's identity and her safety.

Based On A True Story by Norm Macdonald

Title Based on a True Story
Author Norm Macdonald
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2016-09-20
Category Humor
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781443414319
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the Canadian actor, gambler, and raconteur, and one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the backwoods of Ontario and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live—until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than just a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life. In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country. As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and long-mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass inside the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.

Based On A True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti

Title Based on a True Story
Author Elizabeth Renzetti
Publisher House of Anansi
Release Date 2014-06-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781770893146
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A delectable satirical novel about celebrity culture, journalism, truth, lies, consequences — about the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell others. Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous in England for playing a slatternly barmaid on a nighttime soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, she has no job, no relationship with her long-lost son, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers — but she has had an improbable hit with her memoir (which is based on a true story, but only very loosely). But when Frances Bleeker — an insecure and not very successful American tabloid journalist — tells Augusta that a man she once loved has written a book, Augusta becomes terrified that her life story will be revealed as the web of lies it really is. She sets out on a trans-Atlantic journey from London to California to seek revenge on her former lover — a journey that will require the reluctant help of Frances.

Based On A True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti

Title Based on a True Story
Author Elizabeth Renzetti
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-04-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 177089313X
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"I threw in a coin and I closed my eyes and I thought, I hope I've got enough Valium to see me through the week. One of the other mums chucked her coin in, and turned to me. She said, 'Do you think there will ever come a day when we'll make a wish that's about ourselves, and not about our kids?'" A celebrity who's more notorious for her excesses than her famous roles. Her former lover, who's threatening to reveal the truth behind her bestselling autobiography. Her long-lost son, who's escaped from the train wreck of his mother's life and doesn't want to be found. Absolutely Fabulous meets The Devil Wears Prada in this delicious and addictive novel about a washed-out soap opera diva, her lifetime of secrets, and the innocent young journalist who gets caught in her wake. Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous for playing a slatternly barmaid on a popular soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, just out of rehab, with no job, no relationship, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers, she is surprised to find that her 'tell all' memoir has become an improbable hit. But how to stop the real truth from being revealed - and how to make up for a long history of neglecting those she really loves? A funny, poignant and intoxicating novel about fame, love, deception and consequences - about the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.

Title Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan Book Analysis
Author Bright Summaries
Publisher BrightSummaries.com
Release Date 2017-09-22
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 46
ISBN 9782808004442
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Based on a True Story with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan, which follows a narrator who bears a striking resemblance to the novelist as a new friend worms her way deeper and deeper into her life. In this book, which is somewhere between an autobiographical novel and a psychological thriller, the reader is left unsure of the boundaries between reality and fiction as a mysterious character known only as L. wields an unsettling influence over the story’s protagonist. Based on a True Story was an immense popular success and was nominated for several French literary awards the year of its publication. Delphine de Vigan is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director whose captivating writing style, fascinating characters and highly relevant stories have made her a key figure on the French literary scene. Find out everything you need to know about Based on a True Story in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Information Is Beautiful by David McCandless

Title Information is Beautiful
Author David McCandless
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2009
Category Charts, diagrams, etc
Total Pages 255
ISBN 9780007294664
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park

Title A Long Walk to Water
Author Linda Sue Park
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2010
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 121
ISBN 9780547251271
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.

True Story by Michael Finkel

Title True Story
Author Michael Finkel
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-06-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780062436467
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo–who has taken on Finkel's identity–his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel's relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

Based On A True Story by Hesh Kestin

Title Based on a True Story
Author Hesh Kestin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Fiction
Total Pages 170
ISBN IND:30000124713771
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Trio of novellas set during post WWII period in varying international settings.

A True Story Based On Lies by Jennifer Clement

Title A True Story Based On Lies
Author Jennifer Clement
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 2017-03-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781847677327
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable and original novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression and female servitude through dual narratives ofspellbinding power. Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O'Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the 'true' story gradually emerges.

Based On A True Story by Donald F. Stevens

Title Based on a True Story
Author Donald F. Stevens
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date 1998-07-01
Category History
Total Pages 253
ISBN 9780585348261
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.

Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi

Title Wiseguy
Author Nicholas Pileggi
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2019-04-16
Category True Crime
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781982129903
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan). This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action. “Nonstop...absolutely engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review). Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

Based On A True Story by Delphine de Vigan

Title Based on a True Story
Author Delphine de Vigan
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2017-05-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781632868862
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The international sensation that sold half a million copies in France and the subject of a new film by Roman Polanski: a chilling story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L., who embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, metafictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too-even as it holds us in its thrall.

The Battered Husband by Spensir T. Blake

Title The Battered Husband
Author Spensir T. Blake
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2011-06-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 189
ISBN 1462883516
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Is there a fine line between love and hate? This novel tests the boundaries of these two innate emotions, intertwining them in a twisted tale filled with broken trust, tragedy and revenge. A dark tale of one mans journey through a hellish divorce, the author explores the role of society in the court system, how men and women in todays world can be both the victim and the destroyer and how a snow globe marriage can easily turn into a Hollywood horror. When the law fails, he takes matters into his own hands. Trying desperately to regain his life and son after the woman he once shared his entire world with, turns his whole world against him. Will revenge or justice prevail? After all, some say all is fair in love and war. In this story, love is war. Just be sure what you are fighting for.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Title Wild
Author Cheryl Strayed
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2014-11-18
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 315
ISBN 9781101873441
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.

Journey by Emma Bland Smith

Title Journey
Author Emma Bland Smith
Publisher Sasquatch Books
Release Date 2016
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781632170651
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"A fictionalized account about a real wolf with the scientific name OR7 (the 7th radio-collared wolf in Oregon) that traveled from eastern Oregon to northern California--the first known wolf in the Golden State in 90 years"--

The Landlady by David Quattrone

Title The Landlady
Author David Quattrone
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2005-01-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 156
ISBN 1463476868
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Goliath, an oversized Doberman pinscher, and his owner working on construction need to find a place to live in Long Island. This would not be an easy task considering the dogs fierce and vicious appearance, not too many people were willing to rent their apartments out to a man with a dog like that. Throughout their journey the pair meet different people who all had the same answer-no. Finally, a ray of hope was found in a little Puerto Rican lady from suburban Port Jefferson, Long Island who agrees to take Goliath in also in exchange for some help on her aging house that was in dire need of repair. With their newly found ray of hope, they knew little of the never ending, twisting, and turning road into a deeper madness awaiting them.

Noise by Kathleen Raymundo

Title Noise
Author Kathleen Raymundo
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2019-03-14
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 30
ISBN 1793189536
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

An introverted girl who just wanted to be left alone. A talkative little boy with a very important wish. Based on a true story, Noise is the heartwarming tale of finding joy in unexpected places. A full-color graphic novel for both children and adults alike.

Title Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century
Author Jessica Bruder
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2017-09-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780393249323
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. "People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book." —Rebecca Solnit From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

Title The Amityville Horror
Author Jay Anson
Publisher Gallery Books
Release Date 2019-12-03
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781982138264
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

“A fascinating and frightening book” (Los Angeles Times)—the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe. In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining—“this book will scare the hell out of you” (Kansas City Star).