Title: The Aspirant
Author: Mathew Joseph
Publisher: Leadstart publishing
Genre: Autobiography, Memoir
First Publication: 2021
Book Summary: The Aspirant by Mathew Joseph
If you do not become what you once aspired to...
Le Deal provides insight into the mindset required to be a founding CEO of a start up. It's a scary place to be knowing your every action will impact the future of the company and all the people who work for you!
Title: Judged By 12: An Explanatory Account of the School to Prison Pipeline
Author: Derrick Davis
First Publication: 2020
Themes: Poverty, Substance abuse, Drug dealing, Prison life
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt is a quintessential coming of age story viewed through the grimy, unyielding, and sometimes downright heartbreaking lens of poverty. It follows Frank McCourt as he comically explains the dire circumstances of his conception, birth, and life.
Educated by Tara Westover is an anguished story about growing up in the mountains of Idaho in a fundamentalist Mormon/survivalist family led by a father convinced that the socialist government in every respect was evil. As a family they prepared for “The Days of Abomination” and saw the opposition as The Illuminati.
Dipa Sanatani's The Merchant of Stories is in form of diary entries that brim over with life, with hunger, with a passion that cannot be contained, with the conflicted need to absorb it all; the lonely walks in Singapore, the visual and sonorous chaos of life in the city, of incessant travel
Losing the Atmosphere is the courageous account of Vivian Conan's experiences with Dissociative Identity Disorder and the understanding of how her experiences led to its development. In the book, she tells her story of how she endured an abusive, neglectful childhood, and created distinct dissociative identity as a coping mechanism to shield herself from the physical and mental pain she endured.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is remarkably wonderful memoir I've read. Not just because of the content--which is at times heartbreaking and mindblowing--but also because of the humor and warmth with which Trevor Noah’s managed to convey some very difficult life experiences.
Shrill by Lindy West is put together as a blend of memoir and opinion, as Lindy West recounts how she's spent her life being scorned for her weight/size, but nevertheless got over any shyness about public speaking, got involved with stand-up comedy, and developed a thick-enough skin to tolerate the absolutely appalling trolling she receives in her current job as an opinion columnist.
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