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ISBN: 0977351432
Author: TJ Fisher
Language: English
Publisher: Morgana Press (May 1, 2008)
Pages: 512
Category: United States
Subcategory: Travels
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 229
Size Fb2: 1444 kb
Size ePub: 1442 kb
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Start by marking Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Taking umbrage at milquetoast platitudes, with sardonic, world-weary wit, the narrative delivers insolent interpretations of how Louisiana's rebellious, rollicking French Quarter saints and sinners approach life, love, lust, backstabbing, and survival on the brink.

TJ Fisher calls Hearsay from Heaven and Hades, the follow-up to her award winning Orleans Embrace, a sardonic handbook. But Fisher, whose vocabulary matches her boundless spirit, has put as much joir de vie into Hearsay as irreverence and derision. The Belle of Bourbon Street has framed her compendium of anecdotes and aphorisms in 40 chapters, titled 40 Days and 40 Nights. As with Orleans Embrace, the author is ever busy resurrecting the spirit and soul of a great city

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Published by Thriftbooks. Read a little at a time and let it sink in. Everyone has a good, bad, sad, sour, dark, light side. Real life is cruel and kind. This book captures the realities of life, love and sorrow and the complex human drama of being alive. A deftly compiled guide to the many, many eccentricities of this city.

Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints" - 2009 SIBA Book Award . 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards, "The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book Nonfiction": Gold First Place Winner.

Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints" - 2009 SIBA Book Award: "Poetry": Nominee. Orléans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré" - 2008 Eric Hoffer Award, "Art Book": Notable Winner. 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards, "Best New Voice Nonfiction" (TJ Fisher): Gold First Place Winner.

Stealing was much like walking a tight rope

Stealing was much like walking a tight rope. The secret was in your poise and ability to not look into the abyss, or in my case, the victim’s eyes. I was lean, short, and nimble

TJ Fisher is a Southern author, documentarist and social critic who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana and Palm Beach, Florida.

TJ Fisher is a Southern author, documentarist and social critic who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana and Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to being an author, Fisher had taken jobs as a journalist, gossip columnist, documentary filmmaker and ad agency/PR executive. After Hurricane Katrina, in late 2005 Fisher authored the narrative work Orléans Embrace, for which she received praise for her prose

New Hades is the location of Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. New Hades is a city of hell, composed of five big islands and several small ones surrounded by lava.

New Hades is the location of Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. In the center of New Hades, there is the Tower, a huge floating building that serves as Satan's palace. In the sky above the city, there appears to be a huge hole, which hovers right above the palace. New Hades has 6 Districts, and 82 Neighborhoods.

Award-winning published author TJ Fisher is a recognized social critic and influencer, a trendsetter and tastemaker. We All Dream in Gold is her current project. A former journalist and columnist, her nonfiction and fiction works include: Orléans Embrace and The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré, Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints, Vieux Carré Chic: The Art of Overindulgent Décor, The Pearly Gates of Purgatory Series - Baby Doll Gombo, Flambeau, Zin-Zin, Peristyle, Mascarade, Société, Procession.

Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints" is Fisher's 512-page book of a Southern eccentric's provocative philosophies, French Quarterisms (aphorisms) based on the premise of Beyond the Watermark - 40 Days, 40 Nights Down in Ne. .

Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints" is Fisher's 512-page book of a Southern eccentric's provocative philosophies, French Quarterisms (aphorisms) based on the premise of Beyond the Watermark - 40 Days, 40 Nights Down in New Orleans

This collection of dark and enchanted satire, musings, and witticisms exposes a swatch in the psyche deeper than character studies or scenarios of right or wrong, good or bad, politics or peccadilloes. Crafty, uncensored, and contentious, this irreverent commentary serves up the perfect "quipsodic" tonic for overcoming the perpetually positive, goodie-two-shoes, saintly Stepford, happy middlebrow mindset. From the hallowed halls of tycoons to the underbelly of pop culture and flawed people living in the abyss, beyond the revelry and merrymaking, the guises and disguises, herein lies a quirky shadow dance of quips; a dark-jewel slice of life. Taking umbrage at milquetoast platitudes, with sardonic, world-weary wit, the narrative delivers insolent interpretations of how Louisiana's rebellious, rollicking French Quarter saints and sinners approach life, love, lust, backstabbing, and survival on the brink.

Comments:

Brariel
This book is full of wise and funny (and sad) sayings from around the city of New Orleans. As a native, it helped me be less home sick when I was away at school. I love the concept of the book (people from different walks of life offering sayings and pieces of advice.) I like to highlight my favorites, mark the ones I don't understand, then come back to them later. It is a great coffee table book.
Kipabi
What I thought would be stories about french quarter residents proved to be a book of silly aphorisms.
Maveri
Entertaining like a message for the day. Open and point! Better than an Ouija board. Nice dark humor and juicy tongue-n-cheek wisdom alternated with some deep journey-of-life sentiments. Beautiful presentation. Thank you.
Meri
I'm not sure why this book was even written. I'm from New Orleans and nothing I read had anything to do with NEw Orleans. It was just a compilation of sayings that everyone, everywhere, hears.
Stan
This book of aphorisms can be characterized as "a great read" only if you also find Bartlett's Familiar Quotations "a great read." There are no anecdotes, only 500 pages of aphorisms -- statements from a poet in a ruined City where the inhabitants are picking themselves up once again from the latest of its Gothic tragedies. A sample:

-- Life is a gathering of souls huddled as though in a drawing room of contrasts and the unexpected, and always at the edge of the abyss.
-- Heroes are flawed, as are villains.
-- A liar lies to himself.
-- Most everyone's story is heavy, full of pain, woe and loss.
-- Dreams will tear you apart. Expect it.

Approached as poetry rather than narrative, the book is a warehouse of prosaic wisdom tinged with the strange insights of a City where the veil between worlds is thin.

People who write their own sentiments on greeting cards and are looking for something more profound than "those who suffer are blessed" will find sentiments to use as is, as well as an impetus to plumb their own depths for original sentiments.
Bine
I received an advance review copy of this persuasive title. The accompanying note said, "Do you know what it means to live like you're from New Orleans?" Hello. Clever question! Does this mean, "Do we know what it means to deal with the plight of being alive?" How do we tow the line between good and evil? Can we reconcile the flip side of tragedy and comedy? Can we accept that the hilarious can be devastating? And vice versa? As a longtime fan of the Crescent City, I "got it" right away. It is a unique book. A very thought-provoking crazy jumble that is excellent. Not for the faint of heart or those who are afraid to face emotions, deep connections and strange contradictions. This is real life, whether we want to admit it or not. One must accept that that bizarre often becomes the ordinary. These intense, wry, rebellious and black humor aphorisms are life's lessons learned, fantastic and irreverent advice called "French Quarterisms." The dark/light theme shines through. I believe many people think similar thoughts but never have the nerve to voice it. In an increasingly featureless world flawed landscapes and colorful characters appeal to us. Flamboyant New Orleanians are unafraid to say and do and live their lives in an edgy way that most cannot. They live with risk, menace, catastrophe and betrayal - and yet with history, joy and celebration - all around them. Their world is slowly sinking below their feet. But they survive the struggle in interesting ways. Hearsay from Heaven and Hades is a book to love or hate with a passion. I love it! I see the fresh and yet age-old wisdom, warning and insight. I really like the book's sketches as well; they paint and bring to life a special portrait of the city. This is a guidebook of real feelings from a controversial city that has more shocking contrasts and in-your-face citizens that most any other place. Do we really want to live in New Orleans? No. Do we wish we did? Yes. We love you New Orleans. Carry on. Kudos. Cheers. Well done.
Qutalan
TJ Fisher calls Hearsay from Heaven and Hades, the follow-up to her award winning Orleans Embrace, a sardonic handbook. But Fisher, whose vocabulary matches her boundless spirit, has put as much joir de vie into Hearsay as irreverence and derision.
The Belle of Bourbon Street has framed her compendium of anecdotes and aphorisms in 40 chapters, titled 40 Days and 40 Nights. As with Orleans Embrace, the author is ever busy resurrecting the spirit and soul of a great city. Neither Rome nor New Orleans was built in a day and Hearsay from Heaven and Hades is to be savored in more than one or two sittings.
In these "sayings for unquiet minds," emotions take every shade, but the overarching theme is Fisher's post Katrina mantra. It resonates in such passages as "Life revolving, ebbing and flowing, outlives catastrophe" and "a rotating pendulum of holy and unholy ruin." Fisher, last year's winner of the Ben Franklin award for Best New Voice, speaks out again as the Orléans mender of broken dreams.

- Garth Puckett
A late-night companion with gusto, a book for deep thinkers. Keep it nearby, on the nightstand, in the bathroom, or on the cocktail table. Dip into it daily. This work reads like sort of a new literary form. It is easy to thumb through. Entertaining, lyrical, ironic, esoteric, filled with dark humor. New Orleans makes a great twisted-sister muse and alter ego for freeing the little voice inside. Read slowly, don't rush, and absorb the thoughts. Many of the unexpected comments are sardonic, teasing, and tongue-in-cheek. Hearsay from Heaven and Hades is recommended reading for those who like to stray, and straddle the line between being real good and real bad. It is not a work for pious people. Keep this book handy if you have come to detest a steady and wholesome diet of fake sweetness and insulin ODs of sugary self-affirmations. Cool gift!

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