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Layden, Joe

Overview
Works: 13 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 3,543 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Autobiographies  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Reviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML420.M828, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Layden
As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride by Cary Elwes( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a twenty-fifth anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with fellow actors and producers of the film
Living with honor by Salvatore A Giunta( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Medal of Honor recipient shares the story of his military career, recounting his deployment to Afghanistan's volatile Korengal Valley and his life-risking efforts to provide medical aid to wounded fellow soldiers during an October 2007 Taliban ambush
Mustaine : a heavy metal memoir by Dave Mustaine( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mustaine has battled through it all to achieve dizzying heights. From the early, heady days of Metallica, to being let go only to become founder and frontman for Megadeth, Mustaine's is a story that will inspire, stun, and terrify
God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery by Vin Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen years ago, Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. While he excelled on the court, Vin harbored a dark secret: a dependency on drugs and alcohol that began after the clean-cut preacher's son turned pro. Eventually becoming a full-blown yet functional alcoholic, Vin convinced himself he played better under the influence--until his addiction cost him his basketball career, his fortune, and his health. But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is a joyous tale of salvation. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and embrace life in a rich and fulfilling new way. Today the manager of a Starbucks and a youth minister, Vin has found more security and happiness in his ordinary working life than in all his years in the glamorous world of professional basketball. God and Starbucks is a wise and unflinching look at the real dangers of addiction and the importance of taking charge of your life with meaning and purpose. It's a powerful memoir about reaching the top and beginning again from the bottom--an inspiring personal tale of humility and grace that reminds us what is truly important in our lives. --Amazon
Living with honor by Salvatore A Giunta( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling memoir from a true hero, and one of the few living persons to ever be awarded the celebrated Medal of Honor. Sal Giunta was just a regular kid from Iowa when he enlisted in the army to figure out what to do with his life. He never thought that a few tours of duty later, he would be the first living person since the Vietnam War to be awarded the esteemed Medal of Honor
As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a twenty-fifth anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with fellow actors and producers of the film
Mustaine : a heavy metal memoir by Dave Mustaine( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mustaine has battled through it all to achieve dizzying heights. From the early, heady days of Metallica, to being let go only to become founder and frontman for Megadeth, Mostaine's is a story that will inspire, stun, and terrify
To the Xtreme by Joe Layden( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet today's most fearless athletes; hot photos, fun facts, cool profiles and more
Rise : a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept by Daniel Rodriguez( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron, but under the rain of sniper fire he made a promise to his best friend. "When I get out of this shit hole, I'm going to play college football."' Deployed to Iraq almost immediately after joining the Army, he fought in the infamous Battle of Kamdesh and was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery. His best friend was not so lucky. Against all odds, Daniel returned home, broken but alive. Remembering the promise he made to his friend, he embarked on a grueling training regimen that would ultimately earn him a spot on the Clemson University football team
God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery by Vin Baker( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. While he excelled on the court, Vin harbored a dark secret: a dependency on drugs and alcohol. But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is a joyous tale of salvation. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and embrace life in a rich and fulfilling new way. 2017
As you wish - inconceivable tales from the making of the princess bride by Joe Layden( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film
Against the odds : heroines from Sacagawea to Sheryl Swoopes by Joe Layden( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with honor : a memoir by Joe Layden( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was the sound of a single bullet, and then ... a deafening barrage of gunfire and explosions. There were, literally, thousands of bullets in the air at once, and more tracers streaking across the sky than there were stars overhead. It was a miracle that most of us weren't killed instantly. Staff Sergeant Salvatore, "Sal," Giunta was the first living person to receive the Medal of Honor'the highest honor presented by the U.S. military'since the conclusion of the Vietnam War. In Living with Honor, this hero who maintains he is "just a soldier" tells us the story of the fateful day in Afghanistan that led to his receiving the unique honor. With candor, insight, and humility, Giunta not only recounts the harrowing events leading up to when he and his company fell under siege, but also illustrates the empowering, invaluable lessons he learned. As a seventeen-year-old teen working at Subway, Giunta was like any other kid trying to figure out which step to take next with his life after graduating from high school. When Giunta walked into the local Army recruiting center in his hometown, he just wanted a free T-shirt. But when he walked out, his curiosity had been piqued and he enlisted in the Army. Deployed to Afghanistan, Giunta soon learned from the more seasoned soldiers how "different" this war was compared to others that America had fought. Stationed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Korengal Valley' also known as the "Valley of Death"'Giunta and his company were ambushed by Taliban insurgents. Giunta went into action after seeing that his squad leader had fallen. Exposing himself to blistering enemy fire, Giunta charged toward his squad leader and administered first aid while he covered him with his own body. Though Giunta was struck by the relentless barrage of bullets, he engaged the enemy and then attempted to reach additional wounded soldiers. When he realized that yet another soldier was separated from his unit, he advanced forward. Discovering two rebels carrying away a U.S. soldier, Giunta killed one insurgent and wounded the other, and immediately provided aid to the injured soldier. More than just a remarkable memoir by a remarkable person, Living with Honor is a powerful testament to the human spirit and all that one can achieve when faced with seemingly impossible obstacles. *** The President clasps the medal around my neck. Applause fills the room. But I know it's not for me alone. I look at my mom and dad. I look at Brennan's parents and I look at Mendoza's. And I try to communicate to Brennan and Mendoza wordlessly: This is for you ... and for everyone who has fought and died. For everyone who has made the ultimate sacrifice. I am not a hero. I'm just a soldier. 'Salvatore A. Giunta, from Living with Honor
 
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