Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In)

Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In)
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 9780307495778
ISBN 13: 0307495779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In) Book Review:

The inspiration for the smash Sundance hit, soon to be a major motion picture, "Blinded by the Light": The acclaimed memoir about the power of Bruce Springsteen's music on a young Pakistani boy growing up in Britain in the 1970s. Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. Sarfraz spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But it was when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen that his life changed completely. From the age of sixteen on, after the moment he heard the harmonica and opening lines to “The River,” Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to Springsteen and a story of personal discovery, Greetings from Bury Park is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race.

Greetings from Bury Park

Greetings from Bury Park
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2008-06
ISBN 10: 9780747592945
ISBN 13: 0747592942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greetings from Bury Park Book Review:

Sarfraz Manzoor Was Two Years Old When His Family Emigrated From Pakistan To Join His Father In Bury Park, Luton. His Teenage Years Were A Constant Battle To Reconcile Being Both British And Muslim. But When His Best Friend Introduced Him To Bruce Springsteen, His Life Changed For Ever. In This Affectionate And Timely Memoir, Manzoor Retraces His Journey From The Frustrations Of His Childhood To His Reaction To The Tragedies Of 9/11 And 7/7. Original, Darkly Tender And Wryly Amusing, This Is An Inspiring Tribute To The Power Of Music To Transcend Race And Religion And A Moving Account Of A Relationship Between Father And Son.

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1984899619
ISBN 13: 9781984899613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In) Book Review:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. A charming memoir about the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on a Pakistani boy growing up in 1970s Britain. Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. He spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, his life changed completely. From the moment Manzoor heard the opening lines to "The River," Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new afterword by the author.

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 9781984899446
ISBN 13: 1984899449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In) Book Review:

Soon to be a major motion picture--a charming memoir about the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on a Pakistani boy growing up in 1970s' Britain. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new Afterword by the author.thor.

Greetings from Bury Park

Greetings from Bury Park
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9783125780477
ISBN 13: 3125780470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greetings from Bury Park Book Review:

Eat, Drink and Be Married

Eat, Drink and Be Married
Author: Eve Makis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 055277216X
ISBN 13: 9780552772167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat, Drink and Be Married Book Review:

This blackly comic story of a Greek Cypriot family living on a council estate in 1980s Nottingham is told through the eyes of Anna, a first generation teenager who works in the family fish and chip shop. Anna feels frustrated and isolated, and is struggling to break with tradition and escape a life behind the counter but her formidable, extremely protective yet hilarious mother Tina thinks that education is wasted on a girl - all Anna needs to do is to cook well, wear terrible frilly blouses and keep out of trouble so that she attracts a nice, suitable Greek-Cypriot husband. The only person who really seems to understand Anna is her extraordinary, wise grandmother, Yiaya, who reads coffee cups and practices rudimentary magic, much to Tina's disapproval. Through Yiaya's storytelling, Anna learns about the turbulent history of her ancestral island, her grandfather who went missing in the war of 1974 and finally discovers the secrets that have shaped her family. There are moments of joy (wonderful feasts where the table heaves with Greek delicacies) and sadness (the family have to cope with the cruel bigotry of those around them). But is not until tragedy strikes that Anna begins to take control of her own destiny instead of complying with her loveable but domineering mother, who is all too willing to map out her daughter's life for her.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
Author: Brian Hiatt
Publsiher: ABRAMS
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 9781419734830
ISBN 13: 1419734830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bruce Springsteen Book Review:

Bruce Springsteen is the rare recording artist who is both an iconic figure and an acknowledged master of music and lyrics. Songs like "Blinded by the Light," "Born to Run," "Hungry Heart," and "Dancing in the Dark" have made him a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artist and earned him an enormous cult-like following among generations of fans. In Bruce Springsteen, Brian Hiatt, a senior editor at Rolling Stone, examines these songs and all the others that Springsteen has written and performed on his studio albums from 1973 to the present, resulting in a unique look at the legendary rocker's methods, along with historical context, scores of colorful anecdotes, and around 150 photographs. Hiatt has interviewed Springsteen himself numerous times in the past and has conducted many new interviews with musical collaborators for this book--from longtime producers to members of the E Street Band--to create an authoritative and profusely illustrated journey through Springsteen's entire songbook and career.

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 1250031214
ISBN 13: 9781250031211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eleanor & Park Book Review:

#1 New York Times Best Seller! "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive

It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive
Author: Eric Alterman
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-01-30
ISBN 10: 0759525900
ISBN 13: 9780759525900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive Book Review:

Political journalist Eric Alterman examines the unique phenomenon that is The Boss and how he has come to reflect and interpret a turbulent quarter century of American history.

Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

Too Asian, Not Asian Enough
Author: Khavita Bhanot
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN 10: 1906994633
ISBN 13: 9781906994631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Asian, Not Asian Enough Book Review:

A foodie revenge for a broken marriage; a nosy grandmother takes spying on her neighbours too far; a woman teacher is groomed by an artistic man and his clever son; a brutally short haircut makes a woman reassess her life; a gang-related attack comes back to haunt the perpetrator; a woman revisits the grave of her sister-in-law in Kenya . . . But also: a Roman soldier's lover; a frightened traveller in Jerusalem; a collector of hair in a European country; a teacher in New York is drawn to a girl and her East Asian composer boyfriend; a gay man is swindled during a whirlwind affair; an argument at a coke-fuelled party; three men disappointed at an upmarket sex club; an artist unwittingly precipitates the downfall of David Beckham . . .

Dear Bruce Springsteen

Dear Bruce Springsteen
Author: Kevin Major
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9783464059524
ISBN 13: 3464059529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Bruce Springsteen Book Review:

Granta 112

Granta 112
Author: John Freeman
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN 10: 1905881533
ISBN 13: 9781905881536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Granta 112 Book Review:

Filled with almost 200 million people speaking nearly sixty languages, brought into nationhood under the auspices of a single religion, but wracked with deep separatist fissures and the destabilizing forces of ongoing conflicts in Iran, Afghanistan and Kashmir, Pakistan is one of the most dynamic places in the world today. From the writers who are living outside the country - Kamila Shamsie and Nadeem Aslam - to those going back - Mohsin Hamid and Mohammed Hanif - to those who are living there and writing in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Baluchi and English, there is a startling opportunity to draw together an exciting collection of voices at the forefront of a literary renaissance. Other contributors include Fatima Bhutto and Basharat Peer. Granta 112: Pakistan will seize this moment, bringing to life the landscape and culture of the country in fiction, reportage, memoir, travelogue and poetry. Like the magazine's issues on India and Australia, its release will be a watershed moment critically and a chance to celebrate the corona of talent which has burst onto the English language publishing world in recent years.

Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain

Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain
Author: Facing History and Ourselves
Publsiher: Facing History and Ourselves
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 0979844096
ISBN 13: 9780979844096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain Book Review:

This resource gives students and teachers a greater understanding of identity, membership, citizenship, and belonging in the uk. In a time when debates about national identity and integration have taken on increased urgency, Facing History and Ourselves introduces, "Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain". It reveals experiences of newcomers and the dilemmas surrounding immigration--from the individual to the collective--through memoirs, journalistic accounts, and interviews. "Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain" is a critical and relevant resource for British educators in schools and other organizations that are addressing the duty to promote community cohesion. This is also an important resource for political science, sociology, education and religious studies courses at the university level. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Funding for this paper was provided by the Deutsche Bank.].

Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home
Author: Jonathan D. Cohen,June Skinner Sawyers
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 1978805284
ISBN 13: 9781978805286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Walk Home Book Review:

Bruce Springsteen might be the quintessential American rock musician but his songs have resonated with fans from all walks of life and from all over the world. This unique collection features reflections from a diverse array of writers who explain what Springsteen means to them and describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music. Contributors to Long Walk Home include novelists like Richard Russo, rock critics like Greil Marcus and Gillian Gaar, and other noted Springsteen scholars and fans such as A. O. Scott, Peter Ames Carlin, and Paul Muldoon. They reveal how Springsteen’s albums served as the soundtrack to their lives while also exploring the meaning of his music and the lessons it offers its listeners. The stories in this collection range from the tale of how “Growin’ Up” helped a lonely Indian girl adjust to life in the American South to the saga of a group of young Australians who turned to Born to Run to cope with their country’s 1975 constitutional crisis. These essays examine the big questions at the heart of Springsteen’s music, demonstrating the ways his songs have resonated for millions of listeners for nearly five decades. Commemorating the Boss’s seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home explores Springsteen’s legacy and provides a stirring set of testimonials that illustrate why his music matters.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Bruce Springsteen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 150114152X
ISBN 13: 9781501141522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Run Book Review:

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himselfto writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road, "Badlands." "Darkness on the edge of Town. "The River" "Born in the U.S.A." "The Rising, " abd "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few). Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing
Author: Aroosa Kanwal,Saiyma Aslam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN 10: 1351719858
ISBN 13: 9781351719858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing forms a theoretical, comprehensive, and critically astute overview of the history and future of Pakistani literature in English. Dealing with key issues for global society today, from terrorism, religious extremism, fundamentalism, corruption, and intolerance, to matters of love, hate, loss, belongingness, and identity conflicts, this Companion brings together over thirty essays by leading and emerging scholars, and presents: the transformations and continuities in Pakistani anglophone writing since its inauguration in 1947 to today; contestations and controversies that have not only informed creative writing but also subverted certain stereotypes in favour of a dynamic representation of Pakistani Muslim experiences; a case for a Pakistani canon through a critical perspective on how different writers and their works have, at different times, both consciously and unconsciously, helped to realise and extend a uniquely Pakistani idiom. Providing a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to cross-cultural relations and to historical, regional, local, and global contexts that are essential to reading Pakistani anglophone literature, The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing is key reading for researchers and academics in Pakistani anglophone literature, history, and culture. It is also relevant to other disciplines such as terror studies, post-9/11 literature, gender studies, postcolonial studies, feminist studies, human rights, diaspora studies, space and mobility studies, religion, and contemporary South Asian literatures and cultures.

Community in Conflict

Community in Conflict
Author: Gary Kaunonen,Aaron Goings
Publsiher: MSU Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 1628950382
ISBN 13: 9781628950380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community in Conflict Book Review:

A mirror of great changes that were occurring on the national labor rights scene, the 1913–14 Michigan Copper Strike was a time of unprecedented social upheaval in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With organized labor taking an aggressive stance against the excesses of unfettered capitalism, the stage was set for a major struggle between labor and management. The Michigan Copper Strike received national attention and garnered the support of luminaries in organized labor like Mother Jones, John Mitchell, Clarence Darrow, and Charles Moyer. The hope of victory was overshadowed, however, by violent incidents like the shooting of striking workers and their family members, and the bitterness of a community divided. No other event came to symbolize or memorialize the strike more than the Italian Hall tragedy, in which dozens of workers and working-class children died. In Community in Conflict, the efforts of working people to gain a voice on the job and in their community through their unions, and the efforts of employers to crush those unions, take center stage. Previously untapped historical sources such as labor spy reports, union newspapers, coded messages, and artifacts shine new light on this epic, and ultimately tragic, period in American labor history.

Flesh Guitar

Flesh Guitar
Author: Geoff Nicholson
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2000-06-01
ISBN 10: 1468305395
ISBN 13: 9781468305395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flesh Guitar Book Review:

Into the Havoc Bar and Grill, an end-of-the-world watering hole on the outer fringes of the metropolis, walks the entertainment, Jenny Slade. She has the look down: beat-up leather jacket, motorcycle boots, cheekbones, and wild hair. But she’s no ordinary guitar heroine. Her guitar is like none her audience has ever seen, part deadly weapon, part creature from some alien lagoon. Is that hair? Are those nipples? Is it flesh? Where does Jenny Slade come from? Where does she go? Geoff Nicholson fans know that wherever that is, the ride will be like no other.

Lost Without You

Lost Without You
Author: Vinnie Jones
Publsiher: Seven Dials
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1841884200
ISBN 13: 9781841884202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Without You Book Review:

'This is not a love story I ever wanted to tell, because I hoped it would just go on and on, and never end. I thought that we'd grow old together. I never wanted it to be a tale. But here I am, a middle-aged man sitting at the kitchen table as the California light fades, thinking about the coming night and how to get through it. Trying to explain to someone - to anyone - what it was like to live through something extraordinary: an amazing three decades that happened to me. Three decades that are now over.' In July 2019 Vinnie Jones tragically lost his wife and soulmate Tanya after her six-year battle with cancer. Tanya and Vinnie had shared 27 amazing years and raised a beautiful family together. Her passing was a devastating shock to everyone - and Vinnie found himself struggling to cope. In this extraordinarily intimate memoir, Vinnie tackles his grief honestly and with heart, sharing warm and colourful stories from the 25 years he spent married to Tanya, and unfiltered accounts of the reality of grief. From the darkest hours to the happiest moments, and everything in between, it is tender and heart-breaking, deeply honest but also full of humour and hope. Written to honour Tanya's life, Lost Without You is a beautiful and brave story of love and loss. Nothing will take away the pain of Tanya's death, but if in sharing his experiences Vinnie can inspire others in the depths of the unspeakable to find the help they need, then he will have succeeded in the keeping her kind, caring and selfless spirit alive.

Sigh, Gone

Sigh, Gone
Author: Phuc Tran
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 1250194725
ISBN 13: 9781250194725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sigh, Gone Book Review:

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlet Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, and teenage rebellion, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Appealing to fans of coming-of-age memoirs such as Fresh Off the Boat, Running with Scissors, or tales of assimilation like Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Displaced and The Refugees, Sigh, Gone explores one man’s bewildering experiences of abuse, racism, and tragedy and reveals redemption and connection in books and punk rock. Against the hairspray-and-synthesizer backdrop of the ‘80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes—and ultimately saves—him.