Demetria Devonne Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends , Lovato rose to prominence when she starred in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and released her debut single "This Is Me," which peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The success of the film and its soundtrack resulted in a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her debut studio album, Don't Forget , debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. Lovato was cast as the titular character in the television series Sonny with a Chance , and released her second studio album, Here We Go Again, which became her first to top the Billboard 200 chart.
Ally Condie is an author of young adult and middle grade fiction. Her novel Matched was a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, and spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller List. The sequels are also New York Times bestsellers. Matched was chosen as one of YALSA's 2011 Teens' Top Ten and named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2010. All three books are available in 30+ languages.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24. He resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life, and he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother until her death in 1897, and then with his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and died in 1900.