Ulysses Lee Gooch's parents were laborers on a large southern farm in the early 1920's, and it was the farmstead owner's family who named him. He later acquired the nickname, "Rip". Early on, Rip and his mother lived with a relative in an area next to the Mississippi River referred to as, "the bottom". Rip's mother died when he was 4 years old. "Not only was I living in the land referred to as 'the bottom', I was in the bottom of my life". This insightful biography is about a young black child who realized the importance of hard work and education, growing to become a successful airplane pilot and Senator.
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax,.
Have you watched From the Bottom yet? What did you think about it?