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Annotation:By 1955, the year of Wendy's birth, the Burden's had become a clan of overfunded, quirky and brainy, steadfastly chauvinistic, and ultimately doomed bluebloods on the verge of financial and moral decline-and were rarely seen not holding a drink.
Annotation:After spending most of her life supporting her family, Karp is laid off from her office job during the recession, which sets off a chain of events that leaves her living in a trailer in an Orange County Walmart parking lot.
Annotation:(A) story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave (Walls) the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Annotation:A loving but realistic portrait of a "hearty-handshake Methodist" family that gave its members a remarkable legacy of kinship, kindness, and remembered pleasures...of growing up on an...Iowa farm during the depths of the Great Depression.
Annotation:Dickinson has made a career out of helping others, through her internationally syndicated advice column "Ask Amy." Readers love her for...motto..."I make the mistakes so you don't have to." Here, she shares those mistakes and her remarkable story.
Annotation:Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.