One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany's; In Cold Blood; and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair.
This biography by Gerald Clarke was first published in 1988-just four years after Capote's death. It was the basis for Capote, the 2005 film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for his performance.
Clarke paints a vivid behind-the-scenes picture of Capote's life-based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Capote himself and the people close to him. From the glittering heights of notoriety and parties with the rich and famous to his later struggles with addiction, Capote emerges as a richly multidimensional person-both brilliant and flawed.
Written originally by Charles Dickens in 1843, A Christmas Carol has been adapted over the years for the stage, big screen, cartoons, and every imaginable entertainment venue possible. The truths revealed through Scrooge, Marley, and his three ghosts are timeless and touch the hearts of everyone treated to its sincerity.
This version of the beloved book is interspersed with "life lessons" concise enough to share in a moment-compelling enough to be remembered for a lifetime. These meaningful contemporary maxims are ideal conversation-starters for families or small groups.
Whether gathered around the fireplace, studying literature, or with your family crowded around the kitchen table, A Christmas Carol fosters appreciation for the arts and provides priceless opportunities to affirm and encourage the highest aspirations.
Predicted to become a prized possession, A Christmas Carol will be passed down through generations, revisited regularly, and remembered into old age.
From "Bah! Humbug!" to Tiny Tim's "God bless us, every one!," you will be encouraged and inspired to live life sensitive to others, sharing your blessings, and enjoying the love of others.