Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend


Author : Matthew Dicks
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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ISBN : 9781250031853
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

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I am not imaginary... Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear. Max is different from other children. Some people say he has Asperger’s, but most just say he’s “on the spectrum.” None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max unconditionally and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, a teacher in the Learning Center who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy. When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save Max—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max’s happiness or his own existence. Matthew Dicks' Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend is a triumph of courage and imagination that touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.


Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend

Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend


Author : Matthew Green
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0748129049
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (748 users)

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Goodreads finalist 2012 as voted by over 1 million readers My name is BUDO. I have been alive for 5 years. 5 years is a very long time for someone like me to be alive. MAX gave me my name. Max is 8 years old. He is the only human person who can see me. I know what Max knows, and some things he doesn't. I know that Max is in danger. And I know that I am the only one who can save him.


Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend


Author : Matthew Dicks
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN : 1250024005
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

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Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imagination—the perfect read for anyone who has ever had a friend . . . real or otherwise Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear. Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger's Syndrome, but most just say he's "on the spectrum." None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can't protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, the woman who works with Max in the Learning Center and who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy. When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable and kidnaps Max, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save him—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max's happiness or Budo's very existence. Narrated by Budo, a character with a unique ability to have a foot in many worlds—imaginary, real, child, and adult— Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.


Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend


Author : Matthew Dicks
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9781250042163
Pages : 314 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (42 users)

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A tale imparted from the perspective of long-time imaginary friend, Budo, traces his awareness of his advancing age and constant thought of the inevitable day when eight-year-old Max, an autistic boy, will stop believing in him.


The Other Mother

The Other Mother


Author : Matthew Green
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1472152409
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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The one he loves most, is the one he knows least Thirteen-year-old Michael Parsons is dealing with a lot. His father's sudden death; his mother's new husband, Glen, who he loathes; his two younger siblings, who he looks after more and more now his mother works extra shifts. And then one day, Michael wakes up and his mother is gone. In her place is an exact, duplicate mother. The 'other mother'. No one else seems to notice the real version is missing. His brother, his sister and even Glen act as if everything's normal. But Michael knows in his heart that this mother is not his. And he begins to panic. What follows is a big-hearted coming-of-age story of a boy struggling with an unusual disorder that poses unparalleled challenges - but also, as he discovers, offers him unique opportunities.


Autism in Young Adult Novels

Autism in Young Adult Novels


Author : Marilyn Irwin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442251840
Pages : 166 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

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In this volume, the authors identify and assess all young adult novels that include autism content—either suggested or stated overtly—beginning with a novel published in 1968.


Buzz Books 2013

Buzz Books 2013


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Publisher : Publishers Lunch
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ISBN : 098549106X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (985 users)

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A sampler of 28 forthcoming titles to coincide with Winter Institute 8


Living in Two Worlds

Living in Two Worlds


Author : Sadik Aboagye
Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1491779586
Pages : 266 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (491 users)

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From a difficult, rural existence in Ghana to the promise of life in the United States, Living in Two Worlds shows how the necessities of life can be found in perseverance and faith. With inspiring and encouraging stories that chronicle his and his family’s journey, author Sadik Aboagye shares for posterity and for insight both the contrasts and comparisons of life on two sides of the globe. “The author offers an impressionistic view of rural life in Ghana with its concomitant challenges. With some of us, it is a reminder of the good old days in the village where basic amenities like good schooling, electricity, pipe-borne water, and clinics were virtually nonexistent—and yet where life was normal and joyful. It equally serves as a useful resource for all those who never tasted rural life but grew up in the cities of Africa and other countries. Though the author went through myriads of problems and challenges with school, finances, fatal accidents, diseases, frustrations, and perilous times on the seas aboard a ship from Nigeria to Ghana—as well as many other heartbreaking events in his life—God protected him and his family in their journey through life. It is also an encouraging story of how maximization and utilization of available natural and human resources can propel the individual and society to greater heights. I am deeply honored to write these few lines about this timely, needed, and informative book.” —Dr. Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen, Professional Staff Chaplain, University of Chicago Medical Center


Twenty-one Truths About Love

Twenty-one Truths About Love


Author : Matthew Dicks
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN : 1250103495
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

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From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel about a struggling man, written entirely in lists. Daniel Mayrock's life is at a crossroads. He knows the following to be true: 1. He loves his wife Jill... more than anything. 2. He only regrets quitting his job and opening a bookshop a little (maybe more than a little) 3. Jill is ready to have a baby. 4. The bookshop isn’t doing well. Financial crisis is imminent. Dan doesn't know how to fix it. 5. Dan hasn’t told Jill about their financial trouble. 6. Then Jill gets pregnant. This heartfelt story is about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family. But Dan doesn’t just want to save his failing bookstore and his family’s finances: 1. Dan wants to do something special. 2. He’s a man who is tired of feeling ordinary. 3. He’s sick of feeling like a failure. 4. He doesn't want to live in the shadow of his wife’s deceased first husband. Dan is also an obsessive list maker; his story unfolds entirely in his lists, which are brimming with Dan’s hilarious sense of humor, unique world-view, and deeply personal thoughts. When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he’s willing to do anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life.


21 Truths about Love

21 Truths about Love


Author : MATTHEW. GREEN
Publisher : Piatkus Books
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ISBN : 9780349424743
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (424 users)

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'Honest, vulnerable, hilarious, and profoundly human' Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel about a struggling man, written entirely in lists. Daniel Mayrock's life is at a crossroads: 1. His bookshop is failing. 2. He's sick of feeling useless. 3. His wife, Jill, is ready to start a family. 4. She has no idea about 1 and 2. Dan is scared. Then Jill gets pregnant. And now all Dan knows is: 5. Dan loves Jill. Brimming with Dan's hilarious sense of humour and unique world-view, his obsessive list-making paints a picture of a man who's willing to do just about anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life... Praise for Matthew Green: 'A novel as creative, brave, and pitch-perfect as its narrator . . . It has been a long time since I read a book that has captured me so completely, and has wowed me with its unique vision' Jodi Picoult on Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend 'A fresh, humorous exploration of what makes us vulnerable and what makes us responsible, and you can't help but root for Daniel Mayrock even when he's at his most mistaken. This is a love story of great pathos and beauty' Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra 'What to know about this novel: 1) It's written entirely in lists. 2) It's about an anxious man struggling with family and financial issues. And 3) It's an unconventional, endearing tale of impending fatherhood' The Washington Post


Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends


Author : James Emmett Ryan
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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ISBN : 0299231739
Pages : 285 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (299 users)

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When Americans today think of the Religious Society of Friends, better known as Quakers, they may picture the smiling figure on boxes of oatmeal. But since their arrival in the American colonies in the 1650s, Quakers’ spiritual values and social habits have set them apart from other Americans. And their example—whether real or imagined—has served as a religious conscience for an expanding nation. Portrayals of Quakers—from dangerous and anarchic figures in seventeenth-century theological debates to moral exemplars in twentieth-century theater and film (Grace Kelly in High Noon, for example)—reflected attempts by writers, speechmakers, and dramatists to grapple with the troubling social issues of the day. As foils to more widely held religious, political, and moral values, members of the Society of Friends became touchstones in national discussions about pacifism, abolition, gender equality, consumer culture, and modernity. Spanning four centuries, Imaginary Friends takes readers through the shifting representations of Quaker life in a wide range of literary and visual genres, from theological debates, missionary work records, political theory, and biography to fiction, poetry, theater, and film. It illustrates the ways that, during the long history of Quakerism in the United States, these “imaginary” Friends have offered a radical model of morality, piety, and anti-modernity against which the evolving culture has measured itself. Winner, CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award


My Memoirs

My Memoirs


Author : Karl Formes
Publisher :
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ISBN :
Pages : 258 pages
Rating Book: 4.R/5 ( users)

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Poetry2Lyrics | MEMOIRS m1 | I Cry No More Pain

Poetry2Lyrics | MEMOIRS m1 | I Cry No More Pain


Author : Christina Brown
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1105471136
Pages : 115 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (15 users)

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Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends


Author : Nora Ephron
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0307486206
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

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Although Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy probably only met once in their lives, their names will be linked forever in the history of American literary feuds: they were legendary enemies, especially after McCarthy famously announced to the world that every word Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the.’” The public battle, and the legal squabbling, that ensued ended, unsatisfactorily for all, with Hellman’s death. In Imaginary Friends, Nora Ephron brilliantly and hilariously resuscitates these two bigger-than-life women to give them a post-mortem second act, and the chance to really air their differences.


Mosaic: A Family Memoir Revisited

Mosaic: A Family Memoir Revisited


Author : Michael Holroyd
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393344304
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

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A love story, a detective story, a book of secrets, a beautifully written journey into a forest of family trees. After writing the definitive biographies of Lytton Strachey and George Bernard Shaw, Michael Holroyd turned his hand to a more personal subject: his own family. The result was Basil Street Blues, published in 1999. But rather than the story being over, it was in fact only beginning. As letters from readers started to pour in, the author discovered extraordinary narratives that his own memoir had only touched on. Mosaic is Holroyd's piecing together of these remarkable stories: the murder of the fearsome headmaster of his school; the discovery that his Swedish grandmother was the mistress of the French anarchist Jacques Prévert; and a letter about the beauty of his mother that provides a clue to a decade-long affair. Funny, touching, and wry, Mosaic shows how other people's lives, however eccentric or extreme, echo our own dreams and experiences.


Julia's memories and the interflow of things

Julia's memories and the interflow of things


Author : Dave Dröge
Publisher : MVO Productions
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ISBN :
Pages : 489 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Julia’s memories (part 1) is a biography and coming of age novel, written from the future. Interflow of Things (part 2) is a highly realistic science fiction novel. The two powerful volumes flow naturally into one story, as Julia awakens while writing her memoires. Julia, a passionate artist and activist, writes her memoires. She does so within the year 2050. This gives us an idea how the Transition has been shaped, how the social revolution is partly achieved through her artworks, after her father fled the Netherlands in 2014. June 2050. Julia, a renowned artist, celebrates her 55th birthday. Encouraged by the mayor of Rotterdam she decides to write her memoirs. She wants unravel her past, to understand it better, and hopes that youth will be able to learn something from this candid quest in her hard-won life. Being the daughter of a born entrepreneur and businessman and partly raised by the high society family from her mothers site, being confronted with tragedy in her youth, she describes how she struggles to get a grip and slowly manages to form her own, powerful, identity. Fortunately, she gets help from her imaginary friends, from a local artist and from the Romenian secretary of her father. Meanwhile however, during her writing, fragments of another reality, fragments that increase in quantity and intensity, distract her and influence her memoirs. Earth in the year 2050. Technology, once the servant of man, has now become mankind’s ruler. Artificial Intelligence, witnessing humanity’s history of disregard for each other and everyone’s environment, has taken control in an attempt to provide a collective solution that will stop the degradation of the planet before man totally destroys it. When Julia awakens, she finds out how the real world is currently functioning. A hyperintelligent computer entity Ypsilon has duplicated itself and slowly increases its power. The masterplan designed by Ypsilon provides a coarse segregation of homo sapiens in leaders, hard workers, creatives and relatively useless. All individuals get information on a need-to-know basis via a coloured AI filter. Can the underground FreeHackers group founded by friends of Julia save humans from this digital grip? Or is this artificial leader the best alternative available?


Something Missing

Something Missing


Author : Matthew Dicks
Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0767932188
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (767 users)

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"The story of an obsessive-compulsive housebreaker whose every waking moment is jam-packed with finicky clockwork ritual--the kind of intense micro-planning that might have made even Napoleon back off...Matthew Dicks has created an unforgettable character that will have you torn between wanting to throttle him--or adopt him." --Alan Bradley, author of the New York Times bestselling Flavia de Luce novels A career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes, Martin considers himself one of the best. After all, he’s been able to steal from the same people for years on end—virtually undetected. Of course, this could also be because of his unique business model—taking only items that will go unnoticed by the homeowner. After all, who would notice a missing roll of toilet paper here, a half-used bottle of maple syrup there, or even a rarely used piece of china buried deep within a dusty cabinet? Even though he's never met these homeowners, spending hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and reading their journals, he feels like he knows them. So Martin decides to meddle more in their lives—playing the part of a rather odd guardian angel—even though it means breaking many of his neurotic rules. In this hilarious, suspenseful and often profound novel about a man used to planning every second of his life, Martin comes to realize that life is much better lived on the edge (at least some of the time).