From hosting gigs on BET’s 106 and Park and E! News to roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, Terrence J is living a life he could have only imagined when he was a young boy. But it was the lessons he learned from his mother that helped make him a man—lessons about sacrifice, courage, loyalty, dreams, and perseverance. Through her words and her actions, Lisa showed Terrence the right path.
From an early age Terrence’s mother pushed him to succeed and led by example. Most important, she put her son first—even if it meant leaving behind the only life she had ever known in New York City in search of a safer environment for her son, having the drive to go back to school to learn a new skill, or having the courage to start her own business and build it from the ground up. Her drive eventually became Terrence’s drive.
Inspirational, funny, current, and down-to-earth, The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom offers advice for a new generation. With stories, lessons, and advice from one of the top young names in Hollywood, along with input from some of his famous friends, Terrence J offers a positive, powerful message: with a strong family bond, the possibilities are endless.
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Michael Lang, the mastermind and creative genius who brought Woodstock to life, narrates the story of this cultural touchstone in music history. He began producing concerts and shows in the mid-’60s, organising Miami Pop in May 1968, then one of the first festivals of its kind. Miami Pop helped Lang create the blueprint for Woodstock, and the story of his long journey to and through three days of peace, love, and music has never before appeared in print.
Lang’s memories alone make a uniquely rich, personal portrait of the festival, but his access to the people who were there and the stories they share are equally remarkable, and equally fresh. Buy the book for $1.99 today.
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Emmy Award-winner John Lithgow presents a charming, witty, and revealing memoir about his family, his work, and his life in Drama—an intimate story of insights and inspirational reflections from one of America’s most beloved actors.
Lithgow pays tribute to his father, his greatest influence, and relives his collaborations with renowned performers and directors including Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Liv Ullmann, Meryl Streep, and Brian De Palma. A compelling reflection on the trials, triumphs, and changes across his long career, Lithgow’s Drama illuminates the inner life of a celebrated talent, and points the way forward for anyone aspiring to greatness in their own life.
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Chaplin’s heartfelt and hilarious autobiography tells the story of his childhood, the challenge of identifying and perfecting his talent, his subsequent film career and worldwide celebrity.
In this, one of the very first celebrity memoirs, Chaplin displays all the charms, peculiarities and deeply-held beliefs that made him such an endearing and lasting character.
Re-issued as part of Melville House’s Neversink Library, My Autobiography offers dedicated Chaplin fans and casual admirers alike an astonishing glimpse into the the heart and the mind of Hollywood’s original genius maverick. Buy it today for $2.99 as it is the B&N price match.
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Back to normal
Thanks to all of you for your patience last week as Housekeeping took a sick day. I appreciate the helpful advice, too. My favorite was that my husband should be the one who slices the apples.
Passwords and Security – Free advice
How long have you had the same password at Amazon? Any idea how secure it is from a hacker? The average Amazon customer could be at risk.
Bruce Schneier, author of Carry On ($14.99) offers advice on how to develop a more secure password. He calls it the “Schneier scheme”:
…if you want your password to be hard to guess, you should choose something that this process (hacking software) will miss. My advice is to take a sentence and turn it into a password. Something like “This little piggy went to market” might become “tlpWENT2m”. That nine-character password won’t be in anyone’s dictionary. Of course, don’t use this one, because I’ve written about it. Choose your own sentence — something personal.
He provides a few examples:
WIw7,mstmsritt… = When I was seven, my sister threw my stuffed rabbit in the toilet.
Wow…doestcst = Wow, does that couch smell terrible.
Ltime@go-inag~faaa! = Long time ago in a galaxy not far away at all.
I’m considering using a line from a favorite novel, one that isn’t well-known. You might use the first letters from the titles of a trilogy. Maybe you can develop one from a list of your favorite authors. Whatever you choose please update your Amazon password to protect your credit card, gift card balance and other information that would be available if someone hacked your account.
Read more about hackers and what you can do to thwart them in this article.
DCR Book Club
We continue our discussion of Orphan Train at the DCR Book Club. Several just recently read the book and have added their thoughts and impressions.
Our next read in the book club will be contemporary fiction. I’ll be posting a poll soon to choose a novel to read. If you have read any of the books below, please click on this post’s title and leave a comment to let us know if it would be a good read for the club:
When I Found You ($3.99)
Labor Day ($4.99)
600 Hours of Edward ($3.99) and
The Silver Linings Playbook ($4.99)
Historical fiction fans will be happy to hear that one of the books in Dana Fuller Ross’s Wagon West series is now available for the Kindle. You can pre-order Wagons West: Missouri for $4.99 and receive it on your Kindle May 6.
If you have been reading Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point Series, this year’s installments are now available. Chance ($5.49) just released this week. Book description: With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he’s a man with a dark past, he’s determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered.
The Promise ($7.99 pre-order) will release on June 24.
Book description: Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it’s time to move on from his loss. But as the town’s only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician’s assistant applies for a job at his clinic.
The third book is Homecoming and should release in August but is not yet available to pre-order.
Cheap Reads – Celeb Memoirs for only $1.99 each
Robert Evans’ The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling.
With black-and-white photographs from the author’s archive and a new introduction by the legendary actor, producer, and Hollywood studio chief Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture is driven by a voice as charming and irresistible as any great novel.
An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. Filled with starring roles for everyone from Ava Gardner to Marlon Brando to Sharon Stone, The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life is sharp, witty, and self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.
This is a must-read for fans of American cinema and classics of the canon, including The Odd Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown. Buy this memoir today for $2.99.
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Ten-year-old prodigy Akiane Kramarik shares her artwork, poetry, and the fascinating story surrounding her talent.
Growing up in a home with an atheistic mother and a non-participating Catholic father did not stop four-year-old Akiane Kramarik from finding God. This girl’s dreams began a conversation in the home that has eventually brought them all to Christianity and the world’s attention.
Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry is a collection of the best of Akiane’s full-color paintings and poetry created from ages 4 to 10, along with details of her family and the amazing stories that surround each unique artwork.
Read Adiane’s story today when you buy this book for $2.99.
Loyal fans –
While slicing apples on Wednesday, I was a bit overzealous and sliced the tip from a finger. I’m fine, but typing is difficult and painful. Housekeeping will return next week with additional content. Thank you for your patience.
Feast for the Senses: A Musical Odyssey in Umbria (99 cents for Kindle Edition with Audio/Video) If you love orchestral music, travel, and culture, download “Feast for the Senses: A Musical Odyssey in Umbria” now! This Vook transports you, along with the New World Symphony orchestra to breathtaking Umbria through travelogue text and documentary video. Take this incredible journey without ever leaving home…
In this Vook you’ll enjoy a virtual backstage pass to a series of concerts in the palazzos, churches, and hills of central Italy. With footage captured by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers, you’ll experience the vistas, local customs, and cuisine of the region, and also get a rare glimpse at the behind-the-scenes preparation of world-class musicians as they set the stage for their performances.
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