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My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business

by Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles. His trailblazing television program, The Dick Van Dyke Show (produced by Carl Reiner, who has written the foreword to this memoir), was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1960s and introduced another major television star, Mary Tyler Moore. But Dick Van Dyke was also an enormously engaging movie star whose films, including Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, have been discovered by a new generation of fans and are as beloved today as they were when they first appeared. Who doesn't know the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? A colorful, loving, richly detailed look at the decades of a multi-layered life, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, will enthrall every generation of reader, from baby-boomers who recall when Rob Petrie became a household name, to all those still enchanted by Bert's "Chim Chim Cher-ee." This is a lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a "simple song-and-dance man," but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.

My Lucky Star

by Joe Keenan

The luckless writing team of Philip Cavanaugh and Claire Simmons is lured to Hollywood by shifty pal Gilbert's offer of a lucrative screenwriting gig. Then comes the news that the project will be graced by Hollywood royalty - imperious screen legend Diana Malenfant, her son the fantastically sexy (and secretly gay) megastar Stephen Donato, plus his wife, Gina. But with such Star Power on board how long before three newbie scribes are replaced by more seasoned hands? Gilbert wrangles an interview but the boys find Diana and Stephen reeling from the news that Lily, Diana's washed-up actress sister, has decided to write her memoirs. Lily, who makes Norma Desmond seem a model of rational humility, knows Diana's most lurid secrets and has ample TNT to blow the hinges off Stephen's closet. Philip, instantly smitten with Stephen, proposes a crafty solution to the stars' memoir problem. The job is won and glory beckons. Unhappily for Philip, the road to glory proves liberally strewn with land mines including Stephen's pit bull of a publicist and his cheerfully indiscreet uncle Monty, not to mention the project itself... With the same exuberant wit he showed in his Frasier scripts, Joe Keenan weaves a brilliantly elaborate plot that sees our trio causing mayhem in a side-splitting story of bitter feuds, plagiarism and the seamier side of Tinseltown.

My Maggie

by Richard King

My Maggie is a rare and real love story. Rich and Maggie King were two people who never gave up on each other-a testament to a love few have the will to attain. She was his childhood sweetheart and wife of thirty-two years. Diagnosed with hearing loss at the age of four, she wore cumbersome hearing aids and felt the humiliation of being "different." Slowly, an insidious disease robbed her of her vision. She fought three different cancers, changed careers in the middle of her life, and fought to realize her dreams. Yet, underneath these great challenges, there was an incredible love shared by two people. It was cemented by adversity and reached a near perfect spiritual connection. They lived a classic old- fashioned love story. King shares one of the most powerful, complex, and memorable love stories ever written. It is an American story of great heroism, courage, and devotion. Maggie was a woman who understood how to lead a happy life and led it, in spite of the challenges placed in front of her. My Maggie is great drama, great passion, and great fun. It is a book written with a love so immense it almost defies description.

My Man Godfrey

by Eric Hatch

Written during the Depression, this book is a humorous and acid-etched look at the people of that time. A wealthy socialite adopts one of the "forgotten men", a homeless person, and introduces him to her family as their new butler. All kinds of consequences ensue and, by the end of the book, nothing is what it appeared to be at the beginning. This book became a popular movie of the time with the same name.

My Many Colored Days

by Dr Seuss

Here is a completely new and different kind of book by Dr. Seuss using a spectrum of colors, a menagerie of animals and his familiar bouncing rhyme. Dr. Seuss wrote this book about feelings and moods in 1973. He stated in a letter that he hoped "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me" could be found to illustrate the manuscript, one who might bring a "new art style and pattern of thinking" to his words. At last his text has found the perfect compliment in the stunning expressive paintings of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. With the playful type design, here is one beautiful book, bubbling with the kind of fun and emotional truth that is bound to appeal to very young children as well as to Dr. Seuss fans of all ages.

My Math [Grade 1, Volume 1]

by Mcgraw-Hill Education

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My Math [Grade 1, Volume 2]

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My Math [Grade 2, Volume 1]

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My Math [Grade 3, Volume 1]

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My Max Score AP Essentials U.S. Government & Politics

by Del Franz

THE MOST VALUE IN AP TEST PREP- 3 GUIDES IN 1 The AP test prep guide you are holding is: * A complete, long-term review maximizing your time and tracking your progress * The perfect cram session companion, boosting your score with strategies that work * The best source for practice tests that save time and make a big difference * All of the above With its customized programs and full, clear test topic reviews, My Max Score sifts through the clutter and gives you everything you really need-no more, no less-to help make your Max Score a 5. My Max Score will help boost your score if you have: * A few days * A few weeks * A few months * All of the above It's never too early to start a complete review, but it's also never too late for a score-boosting crash session.

My Max Score AP Essentials U.S. History

by Michael Romano

THE MOST VALUE IN AP TEST PREP- 3 GUIDES IN 1 The AP test prep guide you are holding is: * A complete, long-term review maximizing your time and tracking your progress * The perfect cram session companion, boosting your score with strategies that work * The best source for practice tests that save time and make a big difference * All of the above With its customized programs and full, clear test topic reviews, My Max Score sifts through the clutter and gives you everything you really need-no more, no less-to help make your Max Score a 5. My Max Score will help boost your score if you have: * A few days * A few weeks * A few months * All of the above It's never too early to start a complete review, but it's also never too late for a score-boosting crash session.

My Michael

by Nicholas De Lange Amos Oz

One of Amos Oz's earliest and most famous novels, My Michael created a sensation upon its initial publication in 1968 and established Oz as a writer of international acclaim. Like all great books, it has an enduring power to surprise and mesmerize. Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael tells the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and Hannah's tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates. Gorgeously written and profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story and a rich, reflective portrait of place.

My Mom Is My Hero

by Susan Reynolds

This touching collection of stories written by people of all ages and backgrounds will honor the most important woman in everyone's life--their mother. Sons and daughters can show Mom how heroic she is and how grateful they are for her daily acts of kindness, gentle guidance, solid wisdom, and willingness to always put family first. From a mother who helped her teenage daughter beat depression to one who hand-built a desk from scraps for her aspiring-writer son, this collection provides plenty of stories to uniquely express one's gratitude and admiration for their mother, or mother figure, who played a starring role in their life. Children will be able to give her a gift that touches her heart and that she'll be proud to display. Finally, Mom's everyday heroic deeds will not go unnoticed.

My Most Excellent Year

by Steve Kluger

Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both friends fall in love for the first time. Enter Al . She's pretty, sassy, and on her way to Harvard. T.C. falls hard, but Al is playing hard to get. Meanwhile, Augie realizes that he's got a crush on a boy. It's not so clear to him, but to his family and friends, it's totally obvious! Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year, where these three friends discover love, themselves, and how a little magic and Mary Poppins can go a long way.

My Mother Got Married and Other Disasters

by Barbara Park

In this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile, Charlie Hickle's life has become a three-ring circus. Why did his mom have to get remarried anyway? He wants things back the way they used to be--right now!From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales

by Gregory Maguire Kate Bernheimer

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

My Mother Talks to Trees

by Doris Gove

Laura is walking home from school with her mother. Much to Laura's dismay, her mom insists on stopping at trees along the way and speaking to them as if they were her friends. First Laura hopes no one will notice. Then she stands close to the trees, hoping passersby will think her mother is talking to her. As her mother greets each tree, mentioning its unique features, Laura grudgingly begins to take note, and slowly her curiosity overcomes her embarrassment. By the time they're almost home, Laura has made the acquaintance of many special trees in her neighborhood and has come to recognize each one's distinctive features. In the end, she has been infected by her mother's contagious enthusiasm for nature and she begins to develop her own relationship to the natural world. Doris Gove's charming tale will inspire budding young naturalists to get to know the trees in their own neighborhoods. General, easy-to-remember information in the story teaches children how to identify eleven common trees, including the dogwood, tulip poplar, maple and pine. A glossary at the back of the book provides more details.

My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up in the Shadow of Schizophrenia

by Tara Elgin Holley Joe Holley

Dawn Elgin was destined to be a 1940s big-band star. From the time she was fourteen, she took her place at the microphone in Houston's elite Empire Room and sang with the voice of a jazz angel. Vibrant and glamorous, she boldly pursued her love of performing to New Orleans, Hollywood, and New York, where she gave birth to her daughter, Tara, when she was twenty-one. Then Dawn began to suffer persistent visions of a deathly specter at her bedside. She was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia and began a lifetime spent in and out of institutions. My Mother's Keeper is Tara's deeply moving story of growing up in the shadow of her mother's tragic illness. As Dawn's state worsened, Tara lived in the care of her imperious great-great-aunt Elsa - the family's elderly matriarch, who drew her into a rich world of old-fashioned treasures and Houston history - while her mother drifted in and out of Tara's life like a fading fairy princess. Though Tara yearned for her mother during her childhood, Dawn's condition was usually kept from her, the subject of secretive family discussion and neighborhood gossip. By the time Tara was seventeen she had become Dawn's guardian, bent on rescuing the shambling street person her mother had become and transforming her back into the beautiful, lively woman she remembered. Above all, it is a deeply moving exploration of the mother-daughter bond - of how Tara learned to balance her mother's needs with her own, and how she finally came to terms with Dawn's legacy when she became a mother herself. Emotionally compelling and powerfully rendered, My Mother's Keeper offers indelible proof of love's power to transcend a devastating illness.

My Name Is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter

From the time she was a young girl, Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world in her own way. At night she climbed a ladder to the starlit sky to await the sun. She walked in the hills at daybreak and in moonlight. She gathered bones and rocks, and brought them home to paint. And she always knew what was in her heart--to be an artist.

My Name is Katherine

by Joe Treen Maria Eftimiades

When Linda Inghilleri heard the sobbing voice on her answering machine, she immediately knew it was her little goddaughter Katie Beers. Hours earlier, a family friend had frantically called police to report the ten-year-old missing after she suddenly disappeared during a joyful birthday celebration. BUT LOCKED AWAY IN AN UNDERGROUND CELL, NO ONE COULD HEAR HER SCREAMS... Chained by the neck to a coffin-like box mounted inside a damp, windowless chamber, a terrified Katie Beers lay trapped in hell-at the mercy of a sadistic jailer who teased her with cruel glimpses of the search for her going on outside. Katie cried out in vain as she helplessly watched police on a closed-circuit monitor pass near the concrete slab that sealed her living grave. Her cruel tormentor even was with her as she watched an episode of "America's Most Wanted'-featuring her disappearance. A MASSIVE POLICE HUNT BECAME A DESPERATE RACE TO SAVE A LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE...

My Name Is Mina

by David Almond

Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window, witness to the moon's silvery light. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free. A blank notebook lies on the table. It has been there for what seems like forever. Mina has proclaimed in the past that she will use it as a journal, and one night, at last, she begins to do just that. As she writes, Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself and her world, her thoughts and her dreams. Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read, it is an intimate and enlightening look at a character whose open mind and heart have much to teach us about life, love, and the mysteries that surround us.From the Hardcover edition.

My Name is Not Isabella

by Jennifer Fosberry

Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?Ask Isabella. . . She takes a wild ride-and discovers the sky's the limit!"This story. . . speaks frankly about self-identity and self affirmation as Isabella decides at the end that she is actually herself. . . because she possesses the best parts of all of the women she looks up to. "-ForeWord Magazine"The colorful mixed-media artwork reinforces the fanciful, upbeat tone of the book. Use this story to ignite young readers' interest in women's history. "-School Library JournalWho Is Your Hero?Isabella's include U. S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy!Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self. A rollicking read-aloud and terrific "read-to-myself" story, My Name Is Not Isabellais capturing hearts and awards, including:Silver ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture BooksGold Moonbeam Children's Book AwardGold Independent Publisher Book AwardAmelia Bloomer ListJennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronic field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children. Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of women. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.

My Name's Friday: The Unauthorized But True Story of Dragnet and the Films of Jack Webb

by Michael J. Hayden

Jack Webb's Dragnet was more than the crisp, campy color television series that played from 1966 to 1970. First there was the successful radio series of 1949 to 1957 and then the black-and-white television series of 1951 to 1959, which became the best-known, longest-running, and most-acclaimed police drama in television history. My Name's Friday tells the true stories of all these versions of Dragnet and its creator, director, star, and producer, Jack Webb, as the show and the man defined each other.

My New American Life

by Francine Prose

Lula, a twenty-six-year-old Albanian woman living surreptitiously in New York City on an expiring tourist visa, hopes to make a better life for herself in America. When she lands a job as caretaker to Zeke, a rebellious high school senior in suburban New Jersey, it seems that the security, comfort, and happiness of the American dream may finally be within reach. Her new boss, Mister Stanley, an idealistic college professor turned Wall Street executive, assumes that Lula is a destitute refugee of the Balkan wars. He enlists his childhood friend Don Settebello, a hotshot lawyer who prides himself on defending political underdogs, to straighten out Lula's legal situation. In true American fashion, everyone gets what he wants and feels good about it. But things take a more sinister turn when Lula's Albanian "brothers" show up in a brand-new black Lexus SUV. Hoodie, Leather Jacket, and the Cute One remind her that all Albanians are family, but what they ask of her is no small favor. Lula's new American life suddenly becomes more complicated as she struggles to find her footing as a stranger in a strange new land. Is it possible that her new American life is not so different from her old Albanian one?Set in the aftermath of 9/11, My New American Life offers a vivid, darkly humorous, bitingly real portrait of a particular moment in history, when a nation's dreams and ideals gave way to a culture of cynicism, lies, and fear. Beneath its high comic surface, the novel is a more serious consideration of immigration, of what it was like to live through the Bush-Cheney years, and of what it means to be an American.

My Notorious Gentleman

by Gaelen Foley

Notorious Lord Trevor Montgomery hasfearlessly met danger head-on. Now he mustconfront his greatest challenge yet: marriage Shy, warm-hearted Miss Grace Kenwood knowsshe is "just" the parsons daughter, with no chance oftempting her new neighbor, Lord Trevor Montgomery. After all, every eligible beauty for miles around isswooning over the brooding former spy. Hes thepicture of sin, and though he once had the audacityto kiss her senseless, he can have no interest insomeone like Grace. Yet, somehow, the seductiverogue unleashes her own inner devil . . . Every lady loves a hero--but Trevor has no interestin any of them--except for the refreshingly candidGrace Kenwood. If he had a heart left, Grace mightsteal it. She insists hes better than he thinks. Hes sure shes absolutely wrong. Until dangerthreatens, and Trevor rediscovers how easyit is to be a hero . . . for the right lady.

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