Do or Die: How I Survived Life with a Murderer by Rita Harling

By Rita Harling

In 1995 an opportunity come across and a pleasant gesture became Rita Harling’s international the wrong way up. captivating and pleasant, Brian Kenny knew precisely the way to achieve Rita’s belief. quickly the couple have been making plans their destiny together.

Within no time their dream domestic turned a hive of criminality. The remoted cottage at the Meath border was once the ideal position for Kenny to construct his felony empire. yet Mitchelstown Cottage concealed a large number of sins – together with severe violence. Trapped in the home of horror, surrounded through medicinal drugs, weapons and stolen autos, Rita’s international fell to pieces.

Kenny turned considered one of Dublin’s such a lot infamous drug buyers and a employed murderer. Fuelled via medications, his violent mood spiralled uncontrolled. Rita was once the widespread sufferer of his unpredictable and savage assaults – usually witnessed via her children.

From a contented, good and loving domestic in Finglas, on Dublin’s Northside, Rita had no thought how her lifestyles with Kenny could prove. She had her task, her overall healthiness and her attractive younger daughter – Kenny did his top to alter all that.

Ensnared in Kenny’s demented international, Rita stumbled on the braveness to struggle again. She fought for her freedom, her independence and her children’s safeguard – and she or he got here out on most sensible. this is often Rita’s tale.

Show description

Read or Download Do or Die: How I Survived Life with a Murderer PDF

Best memoir books

The Queen's Escape: Memoirs of a Lightworker (The Queen's Trilogy, Book 1)

Paula Liebe is a profitable Dutch businesswoman who escapes her uninteresting company occupation and boldly strikes to the Mexican Riviera Maya to review the Mayan prophesies, develop into a yoga instructor and begin a non secular middle. Paula additionally escapes the ache from her adolescence abuse in endured battles along with her addictions.

The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir

Name observe: unique name los angeles suma de los días
Author observe: Translated from the Spanish via Margaret Sayers Peden
Publish 12 months word: First released 2007

In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful truth of her personal lifestyles within the wake of tragic loss--the loss of life of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the earlier 13 years from the day-by-day letters the writer and her mom, who lives in Chile, wrote to one another, Allende bares her soul in a e-book that's as exuberant and whole of lifestyles as its author. She recounts the tales of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers round her that turns into a brand new form of family.

Throughout, Allende stocks her options on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and faith, infidelity, habit, and reminiscence. the following, too, are the fantastic tales at the back of Allende's books, the superstitions that consultant her writing strategy, and her adventurous travels. finally, The Sum of Our Days deals a distinct travel of this proficient writer's internal international and of the relationships that experience turn into necessary to her existence and her work.

Narrated with heat, humor, unprecedented candor, and knowledge, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a latest family members, sure jointly through the affection, fierce loyalty, and obdurate choice of a cherished, indomitable matriarch.

Around Africa On My Bicycle

In a global first, virtually highly, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle correct round the continent of Africa. It took him years, months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres via 34 diversified nations. In round Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the tale of this epic trip. it's a tale of blood, sweat, toil and tears.

Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

An intimate memoir of a friendship with the best artist in rock and roll heritage, taking you from late-night events at Graceland to the brilliant lighting fixtures of Hollywood units and glittering levels of Vegas

On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered right into a Memphis contact soccer video game, in simple terms to find that his crew was once quarterbacked through a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the neighborhood teen whose first checklist, “That’s All Right,” had simply debuted on Memphis radio. the 2 turned quickly pals, whilst Elvis became the world’s greatest celebrity. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to paintings for him as a part of his “Memphis Mafia,” and Jerry quickly discovered himself dwelling with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his personal room at Graceland. Over the following 13 years Jerry could paintings for Elvis in numerous capacities—from bodyguard to photograph double to co-executive manufacturer on a karate movie. yet greater than anything he used to be Elvis’s shut pal and confidant: Elvis depended on Jerry with maintaining his existence whilst he acquired demise threats, he requested Jerry to force him and Priscilla to the medical institution the day Lisa Marie was once born and to accompany him through the recognized “lost weekend” while he traveled to fulfill President Nixon on the White House.

Me and a man Named Elvis seems to be at Presley from a friend’s point of view, providing readers the guy instead of the icon—including insights into the inventive frustrations that bring about Elvis’s abuse of prescription drugs and his tragic demise. Jerry deals never-before-told tales approximately existence within Elvis’s internal circle and an emotional recounting of the good instances, demanding instances, and special occasions he and Elvis shared. those shiny thoughts could be helpful to Elvis’s thousands of lovers, and the compelling tale will fascinate a good wider viewers. BACKCOVER: boost compliment for Me and a man Named Elvis

“This ebook stored me up past due into the evening as I became the pages, reliving each scenario and each tale as though I have been there once more, till i ended. Jerry Schilling’s phrases introduced tears to my eyes, making me smile and nod because it crammed my head with issues I had forgotten yet fortunately he remembered. Jerry tells his tale with the freshness and purity of a guy who actually enjoyed his buddy. Me and a man Named Elvis is not just actual, sincere, and really moving—it is a surprise. ”
—Priscilla Presley
“Jerry had the keys to the dominion, the keys to the King’s homes, to the King’s automobiles, to the guts of what made Elvis a King within the first position. right here he unlocks each door and his personal center besides. during this publication, Jerry Schilling brings grace to Graceland. ”

“Jerry Schilling has captured the wonderful thing about my father’s spirit in a manner that hasn't ever been performed sooner than. i'll admit that i used to be anxious to learn one other booklet in this topic, specially by way of a chum (there aren't many that stay in my existence from this period of time, as Jerry does), yet this publication is via some distance my favourite. it's a beautiful, well-written, and un-crucifying account of many old moments that indicates the genuine beginning and evolution of Rock and Roll and the way it bridged the racial divide. Jerry tells his tale of a tender boy turning out to be up terrible without genuine kinfolk ahead of destiny replaced his existence in the course of one Sunday afternoon video game of football—and he tells it with humility, honesty, and dignity. ”
—Lisa Marie Presley

“What Jerry Schilling has written in Me and a man Named Elvis is an account of 1 man’s adventure, a private memoir that, whereas it locations its narrator squarely in the course of old occasions, by no means claims credits for these occasions within the manner that such a lot of self-serving memoirs tend to do. it's a balanced remedy of a fancy topic . . . What i feel distinguishes the publication such a lot of all, notwithstanding, is its emotional honesty, the generosity of spirit with which Jerry seeks to emulate his buddy and mentor. ”
—Peter Guralnick, writer of final teach to Memphis and Careless Love

Extra info for Do or Die: How I Survived Life with a Murderer

Example text

Not a few people in the area had their own private racetracks, one of them belonging to Mrs. Randolph Dupont Scott, a Dupont heiress who had married a handsome “poor white trash” hunt servant named Randolph Scott, who went on to become a Hollywood star. Mrs. Scott was at the apex of the horse world, higher even than Paul Mellon, who had more money, but slightly less horsey cachet. The Duke of Rappahannock, with whom we were to ride the next day, was right up there with them, though, Jane assured me on the way home, with his own racecourse, his own racing stable, and his own stud farm, a patron of several local hunts and a very grand personage indeed.

Since it seemed like the thing to do, I had one myself. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” I told myself, and indeed I soon felt a good deal more optimistic about the whole day, and the pounding in my head from last night’s drinking began to retreat. It actually occurred to me that the day might turn out to be good fun. This illusion was somewhat shattered once we got to the stable. Black Jack, who had been docile enough the day before until Jane started to go over fences, was in a wild-eyed lather this morning.

The walls were covered with paintings and drawings of horses, framed photographs of people on horseback going back to the 1920s, and group photographs of polo teams, eventing teams, and hunt meetings. Everywhere there were signs of horsey activity. The mudroom was jammed with riding boots and Wellington boots, spurs, Barbour rain gear, hunt caps and whips of every size and type, dog leashes, a corkboard with rows of fading ribbons, and a glassed-in cabinet full of silver riding trophies and horse sculpture.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 21 votes