Cruel to be Kind

Author: Timothy Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780747219354

Category: Mothers

Page: 282

View: 3537

Psychological crime thriller. A young woman's husband is accidentally killed by a man, who, wracked with guilt, first tries to help, and then to control her.
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Cruel to Be Kind

Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008252007

Category: Adoption

Page: 336

View: 8372

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are too.
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Conspicuous Compassion

Why Sometimes it Really is Cruel to be Kind

Author: Patrick West

Publisher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 9516

"We live in an age of conspicuous compassion. We sport empathy ribbons, send flowers to recently deceased celebrities, weep in public over murdered children, apologize for historical misdemeanors, wear red noses for the starving, go on demonstrations to proclaim 'Drop the Debt' or 'Not in My Name.' We feel each other's pain. We desperately seek a common identity and new social bonds to replace those that have withered in the post-war era - the family, the church, the nation and neighborhood. Mourning sickness is a religion for the lonely crowd that no longer subscribes to orthodox churches. Its flowers and teddies are its rites, its collective minutes' silences its liturgy and mass. This book's thesis is that such displays of empathy do not change the world for the better: they do not help the poor, diseased, dispossessed or bereaved. Our culture of ostentatious caring is about projecting your ego, and informing others what a deeply caring individual you are. It is about feeling good, not doing good, and illustrates not how altruistic we have become, but how selfish. And, as Patrick West shows in this witty but incisive monograph, sometimes it can be cruel."
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Cruel to Be Kind

The Life and Music of Nick Lowe

Author: WILL. BIRCH

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472129178

Category:

Page: 352

View: 4590

Cruel to Be Kind is the definitive account of Nick Lowe's uncompromising life as a songwriter and entertainer, from his days at Stiff Records, to becoming the driving force behind Rockpile, to the 1979 smash hit 'Cruel To Be Kind'. Nick's original compositions have been recorded by the best in the business, from enfant terrible of the New-Wave, Elvis Costello, to 'The Godfather of Rhythm and Soul', Solomon Burke; from household names, including Engelbert Humperdink, Diana Ross, and Johnny Cash, to legendary vocalists such as Curtis Stigers, Tom Petty, and Rod Stewart. His reputation as one of the most influential musicians to emerge from that most formative period for pop and rock music is cast in stone. He will forever be the man they call the 'Jesus of Cool'. 'Nick's poise as a singer, his maturity, and his use of tone is beautiful. I can't believe it's this guy I've been watching since I was a teenager.' Elvis Costello, 2013 'The master of subversive pop.' Nick Kent, NME, 1977 'Nick Lowe is such a f*cking good songwriter! Am I allowed to say that?' Curtis Stigers, 2016
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Cruel to Be Kind

Author: Stephanie Vaughan

Publisher: Phaze Books

ISBN: 9781594266836

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2830

Steve Eriksson is a regular guy. He likes basketball and beer. He works hard in his family's construction and restoration business. Steve's normal life is about to change. Because he's about to meet Megan. Professional chef Megan Mussina returns to her home town looking for some peace and quiet. A place to put her life back in order after the disaster of a relationship gone publicly wrong. A new man in her life is the last thing she wants. Until she meets Steve. From the first they share an overpowering physical attraction. Steve is just the sort of powerful, successful submissive man Megan never knew she needed. And Megan knows the one thing Steve never knew he craved. Sometimes, you've got to be Cruel to be Kind.
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Beifang

Eine Kindheit wie ein Roman

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079594

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4405

„Achtundzwanzig Prozent der männlichen Bevölkerung der USA könnten der Vater sein.“ Das sagte Steve Jobs dem Time Magazine über seine Tochter Lisa. Für die Öffentlichkeit war er da schon ein Halbgott. Was bedeutet es, einen Vater zu haben, der lange nichts von einem wissen wollte? Behutsam nähert Lisa Brennan-Job sich dieser für sie brennenden Frage und versucht mit ihren Kindheitserinnerungen Antworten zu finden. Aber, anders als von vielen erhofft, ist es keine gehässige Abrechnung mit dem Apple-Guru geworden, sondern ein kluges und berührendes Buch über die Liebe zwischen Eltern und Kindern - allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz. Lisa war das Ergebnis einer schon im Ansatz gescheiterten Liebe. Als die Studentin Chrisann Brennan schwanger wurde, hatte Steve Jobs hatte gerade das College geschmissen und schraubte in der berühmten Garage im Silicon Valley komische Kästen zusammen. Chrisann wollte Künstlerin werden und verließ den "Nerd" Steve. Diese Kränkung sollte er ihr - und auch Lisa - lange nicht verzeihen. Der Apple-Gründer bestritt die Vaterschaft, nannte aber gleichzeitig wohl einen seiner Computer nach ihr. Und das kleine Mädchen erlebte eine Kindheit der Extreme: Da war einerseits ihre Hippie-Mutter, die nicht einmal genug Geld für ein Sofa hatte, und andrerseits eben einer der reichsten und berühmtesten Männer der Welt … Herzzerreißend und komisch – eine Kindheit, die man so nie erfinden könnte. "Ein zauberhaftes, berührend intimes Porträt, eine Geschichte aus der Sicht einer Tochter, deren Vater mit seinen eigenen Wurzeln zu kämpfen hatte - und der doch beinahe zu dem Vater wurde, den sie sich gewünscht hätte." ―Susan Cheever
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Nimmermehr

Psychothriller

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 383875655X

Category: Fiction

Page: 525

View: 2237

Nie wieder. Nie wieder will Sally ihren Mann betrügen. Nie wieder die quengelnden Kinder als Last empfinden, wenn sie, aufgerieben vom Job, nach Hause kommt. Vorausgesetzt, dass sie ihre geliebte Familie je wiedersieht. Sally glaubt nicht mehr daran. Denn sie ist in der Gewalt eines Wahnsinnigen. Er hat gemordet und wird wieder morden. Und er verfolgt einen monströsen Plan ...
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Wunder Sieh mich nicht an

Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423625890

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 448

View: 7860

Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old, but he is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. Auggie sees himself as just an ordinary kid and all he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
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Der Fürst

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political ethics

Page: 60

View: 4063

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Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7353

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
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Have a Happy Life and Healthy Relationships (Collection)

Author: Richard Templar

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133739724

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 497

View: 5191

In The Rules of Life , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self-sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.
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The Rules of Love

A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships, Expanded Edition

Author: Richard Templar

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133384314

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 5109

Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.
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ELFENKRONE

Die Elfenkronen-Reihe 01

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641227305

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6505

Sie sind schön wie das Feuer und gnadenlos wie Schwerter – bis ein Mädchen ihnen Einhalt gebietet ... »Natürlich möchte ich wie sie sein. Sie sind unsterblich. Cardan ist der Schönste von allen. Und ich hasse ihn mehr als den Rest.Ich hasse ihn so sehr, dass ich manchmal kaum Luft bekomme, wenn ich ihn ansehe...« Jude ist sieben, als ihre Eltern ermordet werden und sie gemeinsam mit ihren Schwestern an den Hof des Elfenkönigs verschleppt wird. Zehn Jahre später hat Jude nur ein Ziel vor Augen: dazuzugehören, um jeden Preis. Doch die meisten Elfen verachten Sterbliche wie sie. Ihr erbittertster Widersacher: Prinz Cardan, der jüngste und unberechenbarste Sohn des Elfenkönigs. Doch gerade ihm muss Jude die Stirn bieten, wenn sie am Hof überleben will ...
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Devotions With Your Cat

For Those Who are Struggling

Author: Katherine Tapley-Milton

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449783384

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 5236

This 380-page devotional book offers daily lessons containing two Bible readings and a thought for the day for meditation.
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Selected Works of RD Laing: Knots

Author: RD Laing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134640811

Category: Reference

Page: 100

View: 4232

A series of dialogue-scenarios, which can be read as poems or plays, describing the "knots" and impasses in various kinds of human relationships.
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Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8584

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.
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The Green Halo

A Bird's-Eye View of Ecological Ethics

Author: Erazim Kohak

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697561

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7997

The Green Halo is a highly readable introduction to the vast field of contemporary ecological thought. It is a basic education in environmental philosophy and a welcome propadeutic for understanding the most crucial problem facing humankind in the coming century: How can humans live on this earth so that they do not destroy the preconditions for their own existence?
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Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell,Milada Krautmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401504742

Category:

Page: 219

View: 7445

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