The autumn 2002 publication of Ruby Wax's memoirs was greeted with shock - and delighted acclaim. In the tradition of the best memoirs, such as The Moon's a Balloon and Billy, Ruby Wax revealed, surprised and captured the public more than was ever predicted. How Do You Want Me? was critically acclaimed as brutally honest, vivid and gripping. Ruby Wax's unflinching revelation of a childhood poisoned, and a youth spoiled, culminates in a moving account of her breakdown and recovery. But How Do You Want Me? is also funny, rude and irreverent. It's unusually honest about fame and celebrity and happy to burst ego-balloons and golden myths. A brilliantly fast, furious and surprising read from the inimitable Ruby Wax.
Author: Ruby Wax
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Breaking new ground in family psychology, an exploration of the intricacy, friction, and love in the bonds between in-laws. When we marry, we believe the bond is between only two individuals. Few of us realize the power that inlaws will exert over our lives. But the in-laws we acquire when we marry affect our quality of life—our marriage, family, personal comfort, and long-term well-being—for better or worse. What Do You Want From Me? takes a fresh look at the age-old problem of managing conflict with in-laws, offering practical help for dealing with problems that are both immediate (“How do I deal with my in-laws now?”) and strategic (“How can I change the nature of my in-laws’ demands?”). Terri Apter, a psychologist whose books on family dynamics have received international acclaim, draws on nearly two decades of psychological research to pinpoint the sources of tension between in-laws and explore the ways in which we can build healthy relationships with the in-laws in our lives.
Author: Terri Apter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Family & Relationships
A Complete Guide to Effective Thinking and Mind Power
Author: Hugo Rodriguez
Publisher: Hugo Rodriguez
Category: Personal coaching
In the first book of its kind to address office support staff rather than management, business ethics expert Nan DeMars documents 100 provocative examples of complex office situations--and offers thoughtful, practical solutions to each scenario.
When Where and How to Draw the Line at Work
Author: Nan Demars
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
How Do You Grab a Naked Lady? is a sexy, horrific, funny, honest-to-the-bone memoir, with many interesting twists and turns. Sharon was torn between two opposing forces, her mother and dad. Her dad was an idealist, nothing but the best for his daughter. But with her mother, there was a bit of a problem. Mother was irrational, charming, seductive, unpredictable, and a brilliant woman with tendencies towards emotional outbursts, foul language and parading naked in public. Not the role model young Sharon wanted. Only choice left: Dad’s dream of the white picket fence, including squeaky-clean husband, two children, a beautiful home and enough financial security so that his daughter would never need to work. Sharon continually searched for the squeaky clean husband and the white picket fence. But she had two failed marriages. And many, many men. Too many. She came up empty. Sharon began to question her Dad’s dream of the white picket fence. Eventually she discovered the answer in the most unlikely source—her Mother.
Author: Sharon L. Hicks
Publisher: Abbott Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Challenge the way you think about retirement. Not long ago everyone knew what the word "retirement" meant. The expectation was that you worked until age 65-and then coasted through your golden years courtesy of a comfortable nest egg. Today, when living to 90 is common, when savings are slim, when people work longer and change jobs frequently, clinging to an outdated concept of retirement gets you nowhere. The changes ahead require an incremental approach to planning-and you better begin now. The new After 50 Lifestyle calls for more than money: it demands conscious engagement, diverse interests, and the ability to adapt. How Do I Get There from Here? helps you plot your direction for the coming decades. The first step is to acknowledge where you are-reviewing your assets, both the tangible (e.g. finances, health, relationships) and intangible (e.g. unfulfilled ambitions and new intentions). Then self-reflective questions and exercises walk you through imagining your future, identifying skills you'll need, and preparing for inevitable twists and turns along the way. A retirement of nonstop leisure is not just unreachable, but for most, undesirable. How Do I Get There from Here? guides you toward a dynamic future...designed just for you.
Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply
Author: George Schofield
Category: Business & Economics
Because the right choice is an informed choice, CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS: AN INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, NINTH EDITION arms you with the knowledge and confidence you need to make wise decisions for a lifetime of positive relationships. CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS presents the information that you need to explore the tradeoffs that choices involve, view situations in a positive light, and to understand how even not making a choice is really a choice after all. By applying the concepts in this text to your own life, the authors show you how to approach every intimate relationship with the freedom and responsibility that comes from making educated choices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: David Knox,Caroline Schacht
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Based on the highly popular and successful book, How to Hear God’s Voice, this exciting new book emphasizes the 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. “When I learned to hear God’s voice after 11 years as a believer without it, every part of me was radically transformed. Thousands have told me they have had this same metamorphosis, and I believe that this will become your testimony also,” writes co-author, Mark Virkler. The keys that are examined, discussed in detail, and can be immediately applied to your life are: How to recognize God’s voice as spontaneous thoughts. Learning how to become still before the Lord. Looking for vision as you pray. Realizing the importance of two-way journaling. Filled with insights from years of hearing from God, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice also includes visual aids that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Very reader-friendly, you will find that the concepts and principles are easily adapted to your personal circumstances and lifestyle. Designed to bring even more depth to your relationship with God, this book is part of an integrated package that includes a DVD and seminar guide for either individual or group study. Either as a stand-alone book or as part of a package, you are sure to gain valuable encouragement and motivation to seek intimate communication with God, your heavenly Father.
Author: Mark Virkler
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
A four-week study providing one lesson for each week of Advent
An Advent Study for Adults
Author: James W. Moore
Publisher: Abingdon Press
An innovative yet practical new approach to reaching goals and attaining success. This book offers a direct link to understanding one?s own motivations and goals, and guides readers through a self-exploratory process that begins with four simple questions: ? Who are you and what do you want? ? Where are you and why are you here? ? What will you do and how will you do it? ? Who are your allies and how can they help? Based on the authors? decades of work as executive coaches and leadership trainers, the insights, reallife anecdotes, and exercises in Who Are You and What Do You Want? allow readers to shape their own unique life plan, tailored to their own needs and to gain clarity about their purpose, passions, and values.
Four Questions That Will Change Your Life
Author: Mick Ukleja,Robert L. Lorber
Category: Business & Economics
Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Three Women and the men in their lives. Mysti believes she is on top of the world with her career and her loving man. What could possibly happen to turn her whole world upside down? One thing is for sure the damage will leave a print in her spirit for life. Carma is confident about her relationship with a very discreet and distinguished man. Is their relationship really as strong as she thinks? Can it live up to her ultimate request? As she puts it, "it's too perfect, because it's too convenient, so what could go wrong?" Shae and Craig are perceived as a happy couple but are they? In the midst of figuring it out Shae has to decide the best route to maintaining the happiness within their family. Considering the fact, Craig is a father to his children, but not quite the husband to her. Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Is this life's way of teaching us about pitfalls within a Relationship that sometimes we just don't want an answer to. Maybe we need to believe what it is we need to believe in order to keep the relationship. Or is it because, knowing the truth can actually hurt worst than the lie itself? Well there's a major Town Hall Meeting coming to Chicago with the very renowned Motivational Speaker as the Moderator, Dr. Joanne Smith. Can Dr. Smith help the people to see that life is its best teacher and nobody can teach you better? Can Dr. Smith possibly help you? Well it's only one way to find out
Because I'm Not That Into You
Author: Barner Hill
Eine deutsch-englische Lovestory: Auf Drängen der Eltern verbringt Helena die Sommerferien an einer Sprachschule in London. Malte, ihre heimliche Liebe, hat sich ebenfalls dort angemeldet und das lässt hoffen. Aber dann begegent Helena dem jungen Taxifahrer Gordon... Hier geht es nicht um Grammatik pauken und ewig lange Vokabellisten. Hier geht es um Spaß und Romantik! Eine Lovestory in der Sprachkombi Englisch und Deutsch aus der Reihe „Girls in Love": Spannende Storys von Jugendbuchautoren geschrieben auf Deutsch erzählte Geschichten mit englischen Dialogen kurze Kapitel für den schnellen Erfolg keine langen Vokabellisten, sondern kleine Übersetzungsboxen, wenn mal ein unbekanntes Wort auftaucht Erfahren Sie mehr über unsere zweisprachigen Lektüren!
Author: Dagmar Puchalla
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Pairing Nefertiti Kincaid (called Never by everyone) with Averal Ballantine is like pouring gasoline on a raging fire. Fiercely loyal Information Technology Director, Never, is an explosion waiting to happen. Since her company merged with a larger pharmaceutical magnate, she’s watched her friends and colleagues lose their jobs. Now it’s her turn. Her department has come under the scrutiny of management consultant, Averal Ballantine. Immediately attracted to the director, Averal finds it difficult to maintain a business relationship and even more difficult to keep his vow of steering clear of women who cherish hearth and home. Coming from a home that broke under the strain of his brother’s death from sickle cell anemia, Averal feels the trait he carries will prevent him from ever having a family of his own. Yet the sizzle between them is apparent in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Author: Shirley Hailstock
Publisher: Shirley T. Hailstock
The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institution: Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This searingly honest, thought-provoking and beautifully written memoir is the story of the author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century. It is a meditation on her own experience of breakdown and healing, but also that of the millions of other people who have suffered, are suffering, will suffer mental illness. 'Personal story, psychoanalytic process, the experience of madness, the feel of being an inpatient in the last days of Friern, the history of the asylum . . . A beautiful memoir, engrossing' Independent 'Moving, brave and intelligent' Susan Hill, The Times 'Dazzling. A great achievement, full of life and hope' Sunday Telegraph Barbara Taylor's previous books include an award-winning study of nineteenth-century socialist feminism, Eve and the New Jerusalem; an intellectual biography of the pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft; and On Kindness, a defence of fellow feeling co-written with the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. She is a longstanding editor of the leading history journal, History Workshop Journal, and a director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. She teaches History and English at Queen Mary University of London.
A Memoir of Madness in our Times
Author: Barbara Taylor
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my purpose--until you realize that what you know and what I know differ significantly. My actions, given my knowledge, might make eminently good sense. Of course, this pushes our problem back one stage to assess why someone knows or believes what they do. That is the focus of this book. Russell Hardin supposes that people are not usually going to act knowingly against their interests or other purposes. To try to understand how they have come to their knowledge or beliefs is therefore to be charitable in assessing their rationality. Hardin insists on such a charitable stance in the effort to understand others and their sometimes objectively perverse actions. Hardin presents an essentially economic account of what an individual can come to know and then applies this account to many areas of ordinary life: political participation, religious beliefs, popular knowledge of science, liberalism, culture, extremism, moral beliefs, and institutional knowledge. All of these can be enlightened by the supposition that people are attempting reasonable actions under the severe constraints of acquiring better knowledge when they face demands that far outstretch their possibilities.
The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge
Author: Russell Hardin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
You’re a secondary instrumental or choral specialist, newly assigned to the general music classroom. What now? First, take a breath, calm down, and then read this book. Two experienced teachers who conquered this challenge offer practical advice with great care and wit. Chapters of the book address attitude, school environment, classroom management, curriculum and assessment, and student performance. In addition, concrete lesson plans are provided for each grade level. This book covers Pre-K through sixth grade.
Transitioning to the Elementary Music Classroom
Author: Mari Schay,Michael Tolon
Publisher: Alfred Music
We yearn to be accepted and loved for who we really are. Unfortunately, we sabotage our efforts to develop successful relationships when we feel threatened. We play manipulative games with each other, protecting ourselves without realizing it. These subtle games are crippling our relationships. Let's Stop Playing Games addresses this issue with some serious fun, helping us: oexpose our unhealthy games and why we play them; oenjoy humorous yet sad stories that show how these games work (or don't work) for us; oexplore some game changers--practical, loving solutions to replace our games. In the end, we hope to be lovingly transformed in our relationships with our friends and family and even with God. We will be connected to each other, forming the authentic community we yearn for. What a great place to live!
Finding Freedom in Authentic Relationships
Author: Joe Lineberry
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This is a very heart warming book about a beautiful mother who's life was accepted as a sacrifice for her family, not only for her family, but for a nation of women who are among the walking dead. This is a riveting tale of how her daughter, the author, had to fight against her own beliefs that God did not love humanity. How do I Live, expresses an intimate and deep look into the heart of someone who suffers from severe depression and suicidal thoughts. This is a story of howGod delivered her from prescription drugs, which would have caused her death by blood poisoning, and how he warned her in dreams about her daughters being raped if she died. Through her courage she began a journey to discover that life is precious and it is a gift to be cherised. How Do I Live opens the door to a realm in the spirit in which the Lord announces his victory over death. Death is vanquished. This book beckons the dying to forget about death and walk into the life of Jesus Christ, he came that we may live!
When One Must One Can!
Author: Sister Nikita Adams
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Revelation of the fall: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto The name of the book is called Revelation of the Fallen: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto. The story begins at the end of creation, the end of our lives in this universe and the destruction of them by a being called Eversor. The main character Astrial is a fallen angel telling the story from his perspective beyond the creation of this universe and into a reality where the a Creator of all Creator resides. He was the angel of intelligence and the most high scribe before he fell himself. He takes you through his torment by Evil and how he is forced to chose between these world that he doesn't really belong to. He shares insight into how evil was born and most importantly how everything we think we know about good and evil is really motivated by agendas. He introduces you to the four Eternals that have a lot to with how this story plays out. He then gives you insight into the war in heaven, the fall of the angels and how a small decision by a being led to this obsession with man. He gives you the history of the earth and the makers of mankind and their civilizations that still exist today. He leads you out of the garden of Eden and shows you the very rocky relationship between Adam and eve. Astrial finally leads you into the final wars of mankind when there was ordered a mass exodus from this planet leaving us totally alone.
The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto
Author: D.E. Phoenix
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation