As I See it
by Jean Paul Getty
My Life, as I See It
by Dionne Warwick
She came by her musical gifts honestly. Her mother, Lee Drinkard Warrick, was a founding member of the legendary Drinkard Jubilairs, which included her mother’s siblings Cissy, Marie, Annie, Nick, and Larry. Cissy went on to become a celebrated recording artist in her own right; she lived in the Warrick household, got married, and later gave birth to one of the most popular singers of our time, Whitney Houston. Dionne went on to start her own gospel group with her sister, Dee Dee, called the Gospelaires. Her father, once a Pullman porter, became an accountant, went on to promote gospel records for Hob Records, and wrote a book on gospel music. She attributes her strong family, who are faithful and industrious Christians, for keeping her grounded and giving her the fortitude, as well as the talent, to earn her place among world-class performing artists without losing herself or her soul.
That’s the Way I See it
by David Hockney
Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux [The Authorized English Translation of Thérèse’s Original Unaltered Manuscripts]
by St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower)
Translated from the critical edition by
John Clarke, OCD, 3rd ed. (1997). Includes
Bibliography, general Index, and 11 photos.
Two and a half years before her death in
1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began
writing down her childhood memories at the
request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux
Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual
outcome. Yet this “story of my soul,” first
published in 1898 in a highly edited version,
quickly became a modern spiritual classic,
read by millions and translated into dozens
of languages around the world.
Decades later, in response to growing
requests from scholars and devotees of the
Saint, a facsimile edition of the manuscripts
appeared, along with more popular French
editions of what the Saint had actually
written. Here, expressed with all of
Thérèse’s original spontaneity and fervor,
we rediscover the great themes of her
spirituality: confidence and love, the “little
way,” abandonment to God’s merciful love, and
her “mission” in the church and world today.
Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation,
first published in 1975 and now accepted as the
standard throughout the English-speaking world,
is a faithful and unaffected rendering of
Thérèse’s own words, from the original
manuscripts. This new edition, prepared for the
centenary of the Saint’s death, includes a
select bibliography of recent works in English
on Thérèse, along with a new referencing system
now widely used in studies of her doctrine.
Autobiography of a People
by Herb Boyd
Benjamin Banneker on Thomas Jefferson
Old Elizabeth on spreading the Word
Frederick Douglass on life in the North
W.E.B. Du Bois on the Talented Tenth
Matthew Henson on reaching the North Pole
Harriot Jacobs on running away
James Cameron on escaping a mob lyniching
Alvin Ailey on the world of dance
Langston Hughes on the Harlem Renaissance
Curtis Morriw on the Korean War
Max ROach on “jazz” as a four-letter word
LL Cool J on rap
Mary Church Terrell on the Chicago World’s Fair
Rev. Bernice King on the future of Black America
And many others.
The Autobiography of an Unknown South African
by Naboth Mokgatle
Classic American Autobiographies
by William L. Andrews
A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller, recounts this thirty-nine-year-old woman’s harrowing months as the captive of Narragansett Indians.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1771–1789), the most famous of all American autobiographies, gives a lively portrait of a chandler’s son who became a scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, humorist—and a Founding Father of this land.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), the gripping slave narrative that helped change the course of American history, reveals the true nature of the black experience in slavery.
Old Times on the Mississippi (1875), Mark Twain’s unforgettable account of a riverboat pilot’s life, established his signature style and shows us the metamorphosis of a man into a writer.
Four Autobiographical Narratives (1900–1902), published in the Atlantic Monthly by Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird), also known as Gertrude Bonnin, provide us with a voice too seldom heard: a Native American woman fighting for her culture in the white man’s world.
Edited and with an Introduction by William L. Andrews
and an Afterword by Paul John Eakin
Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition
by Marc Foley, OCD, St. Therese of Lisieux
This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text. The index is fully linked.
Shortly before she died, Thérèse Martin predicted that her “Little Way” to holiness would be an inspiration for countless people. Time has proved Thérèse’s prediction to be true. Since its publication, Story of a Soul has been translated into over fifty languages. It is acknowledged to be one of the great spiritual testimonies of all times and has inspired millions of readers from all walks of life.
Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse’s own words from the original manuscripts.