Gentle Regrets

Gentle Regrets

His moving vignettes of his childhood and later influences illuminate this book. Love him or hate him, he will engage you in an argument that is both intellectually stimulating and informed by humour.

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472927859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Roger Scruton is Britain's best known intellectual dissident, who has defended English traditions and English identity against an official culture of denigration. Although his writings on philosophical aesthetics have shown him to be a leading authority in the field, his defence of political conservatism has marked him out in academic circles as public enemy number one. Whether it is Scruton's opinions that get up the nose of his critics, or the wit and erudition with which he expresses them, there is no doubt that their noses are vastly distended by his presence, and constantly on the verge of a collective sneeze. Contrary to orthodox opinion, however, Roger Scruton is a human being, and Gentle Regrets contains the proof of it - a quiet, witty but also serious and moving account of the ways in which life brought him to think what he thinks, and to be what he is. His moving vignettes of his childhood and later influences illuminate this book. Love him or hate him, he will engage you in an argument that is both intellectually stimulating and informed by humour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conversations with Roger Scruton

Conversations with Roger Scruton

4 Roger Scruton, Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life (London: Continuum,
2005), pp. 11–12. 5 Scruton, Gentle Regrets, p. 90. 6 Roger Scruton, England: An
Elegy (London: Continuum, 2006). Jack Scruton features primarily in Chapter ...

Author: Mark Dooley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472917119

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This book reveals what life was like for Roger Scruton growing up in High Wycombe, how he survived Cambridge and how he came to hold his conservative outlook. It tells of Scruton's rise to prominence while writing for The Times and sheds light on his campaign on behalf of underground dissidents in Eastern Europe. Ranging across topics as diverse as the current state of British philosophy, music, religion, and illuminating what lay behind Scruton's abandonment of academia for his new life on a Wiltshire farm, Conversations with Roger Scruton is an intimate portrait of a writer who has felt philosophy as a vocation and whose defence of unfashionable causes has brought him a wide readership in Britain and around the world.
Categories: Philosophy

Roger Scruton The Philosopher on Dover Beach

Roger Scruton  The Philosopher on Dover Beach

Scruton, Gentle Regrets, p.63. Scruton, The Philosopher on Dover Beach, p.11.
Scruton, Gentle Regrets, p.232. Elsewhere, Scruton defines piety as 'respect for
sacred things'. It demands, he writes, 'that we honour our parents and ancestors,
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Author: Mark Dooley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441159274

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Roger Scruton is one of the outstanding British philosophers of the post-war years. Why then is he at best ignored and at worst reviled? Part of the reason is that he is an unapologetic conservative in the tradition of Edmund Burke. That conservative instinct was sharpened during the Paris riots of 1968. From that point on Scruton set himself the task of stridently opposing what he has since termed 'the culture of repudiation'. In so doing he targeted liberals in the tradition of Russell and Mill, existentialists like Sartre and post modernists in the fashion of Foucault. Here is a brilliant description of Scruton's life and work and a careful analysis of his central ideas. Scruton defends an Hegelian and Burkean view of human nature, one founded on allegiance to the State as the guarantor of tangible freedom. He thus opposes any and all variations of the social contract theory, liberal or existential individualism or philosophical theories of the 'authentic' self in isolation from its kind. In recent years his conservative notion of the nation state has been used to reflect upon and criticise the European Union, the United Nations and the idea that the Middle East can be reformed along Western democratic lines. Scruton, argues the author of this book, is the one British intellectual who has courageously rowed against the tide of liberal conviction and has arrived at political conclusions the truth of which are becoming more and more obvious. This book argues conclusively that Roger Scruton is a prophet for our times.
Categories: Philosophy

Why Rousseau was Wrong

Why Rousseau was Wrong

In Gentle Regrets, Roger Scruton describes how he regained his religion, and
writes movingly about loss. He concludes the book with his reflections on the
Jubilate Deo. 'Once we came before God's presence with a song; now we come ...

Author: Frances Ward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441115539

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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Why secular humanism leads to guilt, political correctness and fear of giving offence -- and how the Church can help.
Categories: Religion

Macmillan s Magazine

Macmillan s Magazine

Young , strong , clever , innocent , and , sitting down in the warm little parwithout
regrets , but living in a glorified lour ... I think , præcordial anxiety , he againhad a
few gentle regrets connected with The old man said this sentence three the old ...

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Modern Philosophy

Modern Philosophy

A Political Philosophy Animal Rights and Wrongs Gentle Regrets I Drink
Therefore I Am Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey Sexual Desire
The Face of God Thinkers of the New Left Understanding Music West and the
Rest ...

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448210510

Category: Philosophy

Page: 650

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Roger Scruton is one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time, whose often provocative views never fail to simulate debate. In Modern Philosophy he turns his attention to the whole of the field, from the philosophy of logic to aesthetics, and in so doing provides us with an essential and comprehensive guide to modern thinking.
Categories: Philosophy

So Beautiful

So Beautiful

... Literary Supplement, 29 April 2005, 9–10. 75. Romans 6:14: “You are not
under law, but under grace.” We don't “lay down the law,” we lift up the grace. We
lift up the love. 76. Roger Scruton, Gentle Regrets (New York: Continuum, 2005),
78.

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434700872

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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More than 50 years ago scientists made a remarkable discovery, proclaiming, "We have found the secret of life ... and it's so pretty!" The secret was the discovery that life is helixical, two strands wound around a single axis—what most of us know today as the model for DNA. Over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is not just pretty, but beautiful. In fact, So Beautiful! Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God's original intent, and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.
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How to be a conservative

How to be a conservative

also by roger scruton non fiction A Political Philosophy Animal Rights and
Wrongs Conversations with Roger Scruton (with Mark Dooley) England: An Elegy
Fools, Frauds and Firebrands Gentle Regrets I Drink Therefore I Am Music as an
Art ...

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472903778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
Categories: Philosophy

No Regrets

No Regrets

All kinds of stray thoughts passed through his mind about just how it would feel
for her to touch him so gently in other, more ... Theflaws offatigue and strain were
washed away by the gentle glow, leaving behind onlyher natural beauty.

Author: Shannon K. Butcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446553841

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Renowned cryptologist Noelle Blanche refuses to have blood on her hands. So when the military asks for her help in a covert operation, she refuses--until masked gunmen raid her home and threaten her life. Suddenly it's all too clear that any blood spilled may be her own. Noelle has no choice but to trust the dangerous stranger sent by the military to safeguard her. A stranger who is everything she detests, everything she fears...and everything she desires. Former Delta Force operative David Wolfe thought he had left it all behind--the horror, the hurt, the guilt. But now the men who savagely murdered his wife have set their sights on a brilliant cryptologist who can lead them to the cache of weapons they prize. As passion ignites between David and the woman he's sworn to protect, what began as just a mission escalates into the fight of his life. But can he prevent history from repeating itself?
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Her Gentle Giant Part 1 No Regrets Divine Creek Ranch 2

Her Gentle Giant  Part 1  No Regrets  Divine Creek Ranch 2

[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Contemporary Cowboy Romance. This is an M/F romance; the main love story is between Rachel and Eli.

Author: Heather Rainier

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 9781610340540

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[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Contemporary Cowboy Romance. This is an M/F romance; the main love story is between Rachel and Eli. This book also includes a second love story with several "follow-up" M/F/M menage scenes involving the heroine and the heroes from Divine Grace, who now play secondary characters.] Eli Wolf provides security at The Dancing Pony Nightclub in Divine, Texas. He’d like to provide security and a whole lot more for the beautiful and voluptuous Rachel Lopez. Rachel is attracted to this cross between a huge Viking and Indian warrior brave, but knows her jealous nature will keep them from being happy together. Can she compete with the women who flock to him like moths to a flame at the nightclub? When her apartment burns down, Eli is determined to make her a permanent houseguest. Can she deny the attraction she feels when he’s always made it abundantly clear she’s the only woman he wants? Tragedy strikes, and Eli and Rachel are forced to relive painful memories from their pasts. Eli proves he’s willing to do what it takes to protect and avenge her, and Rachel discovers the inner woman who longs to live life with no regrets. NOTE: You are purchasing Part 1: No Regrets of Her Gentle Giant. This purchase does not include Part 2: Remember to Dance. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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No Regrets

No Regrets

... pilgrims over the years from whom I have benefited by the gentle touch of their
lives. FinallyI want to thank my family members for their support during the
research and writing process. My late brother, Herbert Malcolm Beazley (1932–
2001), ...

Author: Hamilton Beazley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471481793

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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At last, freedom from burdensome regrets Everyone has regrets. But not everyone can overcome them, even whenthey interfere with the enjoyment of life. With this book as yourguide, you'll learn how to let go of past mistakes, lostopportunities, and failed expectations to live richly in a presentfilled with hope and new possibilities. This wise, compassionate, and practical guide offers profoundinsights into the nature of regrets and how to overcome them.Grounded in proven psychotherapeutic and spiritual principles, NoRegrets brings together the insights of mental healthprofessionals, spiritual teachers, and self-help experts. In No Regrets, you'll find: * A structured ten-step program for letting go of burdensomeregrets * Powerful spiritual and psychological tools for overcoming regret,including creative visualization, journaling, affirmations, thoughtanalysis, meditation, and sharing with others * Insights into toxic thought patterns that create and supportregrets * Persistent myths about forgiveness that keep us trapped in ourregrets * Inspiring stories of people who have freed themselves fromregret No Regrets will show you a way out of the pain, guilt, and shame ofthe past and how to create a rich and rewarding life in thepresent. "Hamilton Beazley has the distinct ability to understand the mostcomplex inner workings of the human spirit and mind. No Regrets isdestined to take its place alongside the other great self-helpguides of our time." -Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School
Categories: Psychology

The Gold of Their Regrets

The Gold of Their Regrets

The guru would be able to help her, she thought as she drove her Ford Ikon
though Delhi's shy dawn, a sense of calm stealing over her at the thought of his
soothing voice and gentle touch. Shri Satyananda Bhagwati's riverside ashram in
 ...

Author: Etteth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143064886

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It Was A Hypnotic Sight, Bars Upon Bars Of It, Gleaming, With The Nazi Eagle Insignia Stamped On Each. Gold Has Its Own Power, Jay, And I Realized That Day Why Men Fought And Died For It. And Murdered For It & A Voice Spoke From Behind Them. 1945. An Aircraft Bearing The Commander Of The Indian National Army, His Bodyguard And Twenty Million Pounds In Gold, Crashes In The Heart Of The Burmese Jungle. Only Three Men Know The Truth Behind The Crash, And What Happened To The Gold That Disappeared Mysteriously. Sixty Years Later, A Stranger Stalks These Men, Seeking The Lost Gold And Revenge. Things Come To A Head When One Of The Three Is Found Dead, Flung From The Terrace Of His Twenty-Ninth Storey Penthouse In Central Delhi. Can Jay Samorin And Deputy Commissioner Anna Khan Stop The Killer Before He Strikes Too Close To Home? In This Gripping Tale Of Murder And Intrigue, Ravi Shankar Etteth Brings Jay Samorin And Anna Khan, First Seen In Etteth S The Village Of Widows, Face To Face With A Most Determined And Cunning Adversary. It Is A Confrontation That Will Leave A Trail Of Violence And Death Before It Is Concluded In The Place Where It All Began.
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Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty

Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty

of Lazarus's 'gentle sister' fades into the lovers' dreams and is gone for good in
the morning when he hands over the keys to the Honeymoon Suite and goes
whistling to the car. Why, John, does this story fill me with horrible rage and
sadness, ...

Author: Ian Wedde

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869406356

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Five extended poems linked by themes of beauty and language make up Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty, a new collection from one of the best New Zealand poets writing today. The long poem gives Wedde room to explore these themes in detail, weaving back and forth, accumulating phrases, images and sounds, always with characteristic exuberance and humour. The central 'Hymn to Beauty' is a kind of zany calendar of a search for beauty among the everyday, made up of song lyrics, favourite people, quotations and conversations. In 'Letter to Peter McLeavey' the poet travels the country, delighting afresh in its beauty but also seeing it through the eyes of painters who have preceded him as interpreters of the landscape. The 'Three Regrets' that open the collection and the concluding poem for his mother provide vivid and moving frames for this wonderful book.
Categories: Poetry

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

It is time to be gentle with yourself. That was who you were then. It does not need
to be who you are now. Compassion for who you used to be, given from who you
are now is the first seed of kindness towards self-forgiveness. If people in your ...

Author: Bronnie Ware

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781781800058

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 130

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After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care.Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story.Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time.The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others, and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Literary Review

The Literary Review

His Gentle Regrets : Thoughts from a Life is published by Continuum 10 11 12
PETER MCDONALD's new edition of the Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice
will be published later this year by Faber . MUSIC & ART ABIGAIL GREEN
teaches ...

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The Roger Scruton Reader

The Roger Scruton Reader

The Roger Scruton Reader is the first comprehensive collection of Scruton's writings, spanning a period of thirty years.

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Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441170293

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The Roger Scruton Reader is the first comprehensive collection of Scruton's writings, spanning a period of thirty years. It gathers selections from some of his earliest works such as The Aesthetics of Architecture (1979) to his most recent Culture Counts (2007). The book also includes a good number of unpublished essays. It is made up of five sections - the last section of all contains some of Scruton's most pugilistic pieces on Dawkins and on The Iraq War. Scruton holds Burkean political views and his book The Meaning of Conservatism was a response to the growth of liberalism in the Conservative party. At all times he is concerned to shift the right way from economics towards moral issues such as sex education and censorship laws. But he has in fact written on almost every aspect of philosophy - always in prose which is accessible and written with pellucid clarity.
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Gentle Rebel

Gentle Rebel

I have just wired them a long and detailed explanation expressing regrets etc. etc
. I have now been on the road five weeks and have averaged 18 to 20 hours daily
on trains , in the hotels at work , meeting visitors , interviews , comrades etc.

Author: Eugene Victor Debs

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252063244

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Categories: Political Science

A Gentle Strength

A Gentle Strength

The distance that my dad's anger put between me and my mom is one of our
biggest regrets, from that difficult time... ” Tim added, "There was a painful time of
separation, but somethin' good came of that, too. Knowing that pain, your mother
 ...

Author: Janella Henry

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615799893

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 310

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Michael Jansen grew up in a strong, Christian home. He was a happy, well-adjusted teen-until a dark secret from the past shattered his world. In one instant, everything that the boy thought he knew and could count on wavered and vanished. The world had shifted on its axis, and nothing fit anymore. This teen's journey of discovery reveals the power of Christ-as our personal Savior, who wants to be involved in our daily choices. Michael has a lot to learn-about himself, about the nature of truth, about the importance of titles, and about the power of love. Michael learns that, sometimes, what we view as weakness is actually a gift from God-a gentle strength.Janella Henry lives in Sadler Texas, where she is relishing the recently rediscovered freedom that comes with having new wheels. She enjoys teaching and reading, and she has also had a hand in writing a book of Christian poetry entitled Walking in The Shadow of the Cross.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Jerks to Gentle Men

Jerks to Gentle Men

“A] at least regrets telling you anything, but for you to get with her afterward and
spread even more craziness that was wrong.” “Look you two, that church girl ya'll
talkin' bout left her religion at home when she was with A] and me. She had no ...

Author: Hope J. Springs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465333834

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 230

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Memphis, Tennessee, 1990. High School football star AJ Tallisdales journey from jerkdom begins when Victory Poindexter who he believes to be a virgin piques his interest. After developing feelings for her, he finds out that she is not the virgin of everyones report and breaks up with her. Feeling betrayed, AJ unknowingly feeds her to the wolves, namely his friend and fellow jerk, Yellow. After finding a new love in college, AJ regrets the damage done to Victorys reputation during high school and seeks redemption. Over the course of twenty years, AJ and Yellow suffer a wave of trials and tribulations that ultimately bring them to their knees and their destiny.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Jolly Gentle General

A Jolly Gentle General

In their place, he had more regrets than anger, but he could not blame anyone.
His main concern was how he could secure another job elsewhere. He did send
out applications for employment surreptitiously, to prospective employers like ...

Author: Deinbo Briggs

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477269096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Major-General Charles Ndiomu was erudite and persuasive. Nigerians found in him the quintessence of an academic communicator and administrator at the various military establishments he was posted to. His mind was incisive and penetrating. He was a silent philanthropist who contributed in various forms to education and religious causes. His self-discipline and integrity were in character with his unwavering insistence on fairness and justice. I believe that in the end, it was this quality, this unquenching eagerness to reach and push back the horizons of knowledge, which made Charles Ndiomu relevant and refreshing in the chequered annals of our national search for intelligent men. In corollary therefore, the leadership qualities, thoroughness, love, straight-forwardness and God-fearing demonstrated by the man Major-General Charles Ndiomu, were ingredients that prompted me to research into his life and times. The Biography entitled The Jolly Gentle General, covered the life and times of Major-General Charles Bebeye Ndiomu (CFR, FSS, mni). In my approach, I have tried to utilize the critics concern with balanced judgement while animating the landscape with a sense of environment where and when necessary. I have tried to recall episodes that I witnessed when necessary, as well as accounts from General Charles Ndiomu himself, and those of his aides, friends and his family members. Throughout, I responded to issues, events and happening the way I would through animated logic. I wrote about Major-General Charles Ndiomu as a man who started from ground-zero aided by God. I wrote about General Charles Ndiomu, as an Academic Soldier that took me to the ringside of history; a profession that never gave Major-General Charles Ndiomu much money but gave him honour, dignity, knowledge, wisdom, fame, integrity and responsibility; a profession that exhorted him to go after the truth and nothing but the truth. A profession that said he should be fair and just to everybody by hearing all sides of the story before giving verdict; a profession that emboldened him to fight (not engaging in fisticuffs) for his kith and kin in the backwater, and gave voice to the voiceless. It is a book of nostalgia, which I hope the young generation will find some aspects useful and which will allow them to avoid some certain pitfalls in this hectic age. And for the older ones, I believe, they will take pride and comfort that the past was the golden age. The story tells of Charles Bebeye Ndiomus enlistment into the Nigerian Army and the amazing life he led unearthing, uncovering, exposing, and shading light on stories that would rather be kept in the dark or in the closets of those who would not want the stories exposed.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography