Trying to Float
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Trying to Float


  • Author: Nicolaia Rips
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 2240318 Bytes


“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel.Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood.Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place ...

Trying to Float
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Trying to Float


  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501132988


Trying to Float Book Description :

"New York's Chelsea Hotel may no longer be home to its most famous denizens--Andy Warhol, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, to name a few--but the eccentric spirit of the Chelsea is alive and well. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned artist who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious high school junior at work on a record of her peculiar seventeen years. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in public schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia need not look far to find her tribe"--...

Trying to Float
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Trying to Float


  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501133008


Trying to Float Book Description :

“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her plac...

Trying to Float
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Trying to Float


  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471156892


Trying to Float Book Description :

‘Entertaining and refreshingly introspective’ Times Literary Supplement "They were like balloons that had escaped a child's grasp - pointlessly floating. "Focus!" I would plead with my mother. And my father was forever being diverted." Allow us to introduce you to the Rips family: Michael, Sheila and daughter Nicolaia, the last denizens of New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. Better yet, allow Nicolaia to introduce them since it's her earnest, wry, occasionally wicked, but always affectionate observations that you'll find in her memoir, Trying to Float. Not only a coming-of-age story set in an enigmatic New York landmark, this is also the clever love story of a family, navigating the curiosities of their home....

How It Feels to Float
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

How It Feels to Float


  • Author : Helena Fox
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525554356


How It Feels to Float Book Description :

A deeply hopeful YA novel about living with mental illness that's perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in t...

Sink  Float  or Swim

Sink Float or Swim


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Tignum
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Corporate power
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783868811919


Sink Float or Swim Book Description :

In this book, authors Scott Peltin and Jogi Rippel offer the reader high performance strategies that will strengthen their foundation of personal energy and resilience, and then teach them how to aim this newfound power, with laser-like precision, to create positive and successful results with their team, their customers, and their bottom line....

The Heaviness of Things That Float
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Heaviness of Things That Float


  • Author : Jennifer Manuel
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771620888


The Heaviness of Things That Float Book Description :

Jennifer Manuel skilfully depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community. This is a place where truth and myth are deeply intertwined and stories are “like organisms all their own, life upon life, the way moss grows around poplar trunks and barnacles atop crab shells, the way golden chanterelles spring from hemlock needles. They spread in the cove with the kelp and the eelgrass, and in the rainforest with the lichen, the cedars, the swordferns. They pelt down inside raindrops, erode thick slabs of driftwood, puddle the old logging road that these days led to nowhere.” Only weeks from retirement, Bern...

Hustle and Float

Hustle and Float


  • Author : Rahaf Harfoush
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635765779


Hustle and Float Book Description :

OUR CULTURE HAS BECOME OBSESSED WITH HUSTLING. As we struggle to keep up in a knowledge economy that never sleeps, we arm ourselves with life hacks, to-do lists, and an inbox-zero mentality, grasping at anything that will help us work faster, push harder, and produce more. There’s just one problem: most of these solutions are making things worse. Creativity isn’t produced on an assembly line, and endless hustle is ruining our mental and physical health while subtracting from our creative performance. Productivity and Creativity are not compatible; we are stuck between them, and like the opposite poles of a magnet, they are tearing us apart. When we’re told to sleep more, meditate, and slow down, we nod our heads in agreement, yet seem incapable...

What Floats in a Moat
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

What Floats in a Moat


  • Author : Lynne Berry
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416997634


What Floats in a Moat Book Description :

While trying to cross a moat, Archimedes the Goat and Skinny the Hen learn why objects sink or float. By the author of The Curious Demise of the Contrary Cat and the illustrator of Itsy-Bitsy Baby Mouse....

Float
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Float


  • Author : JoeAnn Hart
  • Publisher : Ashland Creek Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618220240


Float Book Description :

"In Float, art is far more than decoration. It is the power of achievement and change. Out of it, we're encouraged to believe, may come the transformation of our world." — Maine Sunday Telegram"…a stellar model of eco-literature…" — Cape Ann Beacon"…witty, profound, and beautifully observed…" — Margot Livesey"[Float] is all of these things: joyful and troubling, hilarious and somber, evocative and introspective." — Necessary Fiction When everything around you is sinking, sometimes it takes desperate measures to stay afloat… When Duncan Leland looks down at the garbage-strewn beach beneath his office window, he sees the words God Help Us scrawled in the sand. While it seems a fitting message—not only is Duncan’s business underwat...

Bones That Float

Bones That Float


  • Author : Kari Grady Grossman
  • Publisher : Bones That Float
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780979249303


Bones That Float Book Description :

Family, America, and the Khmer Rouge interweave the journey of a mother's search for truth in the lives of two Cambodians--one who escaped the Khmer Rouge's bloody reign and one who did not. Adopting one child leads to building a school, and a mission to promote education in Cambodia. Bones That Float--a Cambodian phrase for the sacred that rises above the suffering--is a heartbreaking tale of hope....