Getting Life

An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace: A Memoir

Author: Michael Morton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147675683X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4311

"On August 13, 1986, the day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton left work to pick up his three-year-old son Eric from the babysitter. When he arrived, the sitter told him Michael's wife, Chris, had never dropped their boy off. He knew instantly something was wrong--and when he called his home line and a sheriff answered the phone, he knew it was worse than he could have imagined. Eric was safe, but Chris Morton had been beaten to death in the couple's bed. The Williamson County Sherriff's office wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite having absolutely no physical evidence that he had committed the crime--and indeed, as would be revealed nearly a quarter century later in court transcripts, despite Eric's insistence that "Daddy wasn't there" and a narration of details of the crime he could only have known through first-hand witness. The sheriff and district attorney in Michael's case never shared that transcript with the defense or, more importantly, the jury. GETTING LIFE is a sensational story of murder, injustice, and twenty-five years spent behind bars before Michael Morton was released on October 4, 2011 on the basis of exculpatory physical evidence of the real killer's guilt, which had been in the evidence locker the whole time and known to the prosecuting attorneys"--

Getting Life in Perspective

A Fantastical Gay Romance Novel

Author: Edwin Clark Johnson,Toby Johnson

Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN: 159021126X

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 4342

Rick Carton retires to a neglected old mansion in the Texas hill country to write, but strange things begin to happen. Are the characters from Carton's novel of gay love in 19th-century America real? Or is the mansion haunted by two lovable Topperesque apparitions? (Adult Fiction)

Getting a Life

The Social Worlds of Geek Culture

Author: Benjamin Woo

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773552960

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8616

Comic book superheroes, fantasy kingdoms, and futuristic starships have become inescapable features of today’s pop-culture landscape, and the people we used to deride as “nerds” or “geeks” have ridden their popularity and visibility to mainstream recognition. It seems it’s finally hip to be square. Yet these conventionalized representations of geek culture typically ignore the real people who have invested time and resources to make it what it is. Getting a Life recentres our understanding of geek culture on the everyday lives of its participants, drawing on fieldwork in comic book shops, game stores, and conventions, including in-depth interviews with ordinary members of the overlapping communities of fans and enthusiasts. Benjamin Woo shows how geek culture is a set of interconnected social practices that are associated with popular media. He argues that typical depictions of mass-mediated entertainment as something that isolates and pacifies its audiences are flawed because they do not account for the conversations, relationships, communities, and identities that are created by engaging with the products of mass culture. Getting a Life combines engaging interview material with lucid interpretation and a clear, interdisciplinary framework. The volume is both an accessible introduction to this contemporary subculture and an exploration of the ethical possibilities of a life lived with media.

Getting Life

Author: Julie Shaw Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962706486

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 9270

Fiction. This fictionalized account of disability, according to Mary Johnson, fills a gap in human understanding. It accomplished my definition of the purpose of any art. It changed the way I think about the subject. I was forced to rethink my own assumptions about being disabled and the rights of disabled people...By placing the reader in the wheelchair, in the closet, in the window watching, it demystitied many aspects of the physical reality of awareness and experience in such a way that we could all feel and smell what the main character did-- Moira Adams, writer and social activist.

Getting a Life

Everyday Uses of Autobiography

Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816624904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

View: 325

Various encounters helped us transform what was originally just a response to a trendy 1980s phrase--Get A life!--into the pointed yet heterogeneous engagement with everyday practices that we believe this collection represents. Papers submitted for the session on the everyday uses of autobiography at the Modern Language Association's convention in 1992 enabled us to connect with scholars around the country.

Getting Life in Perspective

A Fantastical Romance

Author: Toby Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590210765

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 4255

Warned by his doctor to seek some much-needed rest, Rick Carton retires to a neglected old mansion in the Texas hill country to write. But strange things begin to happen. Are the characters from Carton's novel of gay love in 19th century America real? Or is the mansion haunted by two lovable apparitions? While the charming pair tell Carton of their search for a utopian colony in Colorado that will shelter them, he faces his own fears of death and failure. Getting Life in Perspective offers readers a sweet and sexy romance with touches of spiritual grace and the supernatural. Large-print edition.

Getting a Life

Real Lives Transformed by Your Money Or Your Life

Author: Jacqueline Blix,David Heitmiller

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 8479

A married couple tells how they used the nine-step program outlined in the best-seller, Your Money or Your Life, to gain more leisure time, reduce their spending, and reassess their values. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Legislation of the Heart

Getting Life Right

Author: William E. Massenburg Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781438961644

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

View: 1695

Legislation Of The Heart takes life head on. Addressing many of America's hot topics including married life, single life, politics, racism, raising children, religion and much much more. William Massenburg gives his unique perspective on many different topics giving great food for thought and fuel for discussion.

Getting a Life

Strategies for Joyful and Effective Living

Author: Copthorne Macdonald

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595202462

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

View: 2406

This book is about crafting full, rich, creative, and enjoyable lives for ourselves - lives that are significant, lives that contribute in some way to the world around us. Getting a Life is rooted in the idea that some steps toward wisdom require nothing more than a fresh look at common life situations, nothing more than an appreciation of the difference between skillful and unskillful ways of dealing with those situations. Its premise is that a few truths about everyday life, if pointed out and taken seriously, can make a significant difference in the quality of day-to-day living and our enjoyment of life. Getting a Life is about applied, practical wisdom - the kind of wisdom that Coleridge called "Common sense in an uncommon degree." To Copthorne Macdonald, wisdom comprises a mix of extraordinary attitudes, value-based ways of being, and ways of seeing. He takes the position that growing wiser is not something than must be left to the whims of fate; wisdom can be developed intentionally. Getting a Life reinforces our best intuitions and intentions, leads us to some fresh insights about everyday life, and helps us develop that uncommon degree of common sense that is practical wisdom.

Love, Sex, and the Human Condition

Getting a Life

Author: Lex Crane

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425123538


Page: 173

View: 7263

This book guides us into being fully alive by investing our sex and power drives with love and reason - and then expressing them boldly in the world.

Getting Your Life Back

Author: Jesse Wright,Monica Ramirez Basco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743214865

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 683

In this powerful new self-help program, Wright and Basco show you how to blend the best methods of scientifically tested treatments to win the battle against depression. By following their step-by-step instructions, you will be able to develop a Personal Plan for Recovery that you can use to get well and stay well. The flexible plan lets you learn about and master the Five Keys to Recovery in the sequence that's best for you. Some people may want to work through all five keys; others may find they are able to achieve the level of health they want with just a few. Whether you learn the self-help strategies of cognitive-behavior therapy, rely on prescription antidepressants, try herbal remedies, work on mending relationships, focus on spiritual growth, or use a combination of methods, the Personal Plan for Recovery is a breakthrough tool that allows you to take control of your own treatment. Conversational and filled with guided exercises and strategies that work, Getting Your Life Back is an empowering book that maximizes each person's strengths and potential.

Life's Elusive Wisdoms

A Guide to Getting Life Back in Focus

Author: M. W. Niles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 140338620X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 3320

Niles offers a fresh perspective on everyday challenges, conflicts and frustrations that people find themselves in, assembling over 100 unique, simple, and well thought-out guidelines to help as a road map to avoid the potholes in the road of life.

Getting a Life


Author: Helen Simpson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426017

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5231

Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life. An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two old friends get tipsy at a small cafe and end up revealing more than they intended. In a boutique so exclusive that entrance requires a password, a frazzled careerwoman explores the anesthetizing effect of highly impractical clothing. And in the mesmerizing title story, a mother of three takes life one day at a time, while pushing the ominous question of whether she wants to firmly to one side. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting a Life

Author: Jocelyn Shipley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894549189

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9255

When her friend Tanya tells her that she doesn't like Carly's dependency, fifteen-year-old Carly tries to find her own path, which leads her to Dawn Redford, who seems to be everything Carly wants to be.

Getting a Life with Asperger's

Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood

Author: Jesse A. Saperstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698135865

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 870

Hard-won insights on transitioning into adulthood Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger’s. Diagnosed at the age of 14, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he’s learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Among his Asperger’s Rules are: Clean Up Your Own Mess (including but not limited to credit card debt, out-of-control collections, and your cesspool of a room) You Can’t Bail Out the Titanic with a Wine Glass (or change the world of online dating) Serving as a Role Model to the Next Generation of Asperger's Syndrome Navigating the challenges of college and the unrelenting storm of transition. The Road to Catastrophe is Paved with Good Intentions (understanding how others perceive you, even if they’re wrong) WIN (Work Is Necessary) You are talented enough to maintain employment even if your options are not ideal Confronting Memories of Bullying and Showing Mercy toward Yourself Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not.

Getting Back Up Is Getting Through Life

Author: Melvin Brown-Moore

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598581481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 8305

Getting Back Up Is Getting Through Life Melvin Brown-Moore - Quotes Dream big. Good dreams are premonitions of what you are supposed to do. M B-M It doesn't matter where you start the race but you should always run to achieve your personal best. M B-M Sleeping is good for two things: getting the mental rest you need, and building the energy to work hard at accomplishing the dreams you pursue while you are awake. M B-M Luck isn't success because you don't have anything to do with it, it just happens to you. True success is something you make happen through hard work and trying again and again. M B-M Change comes from positive influences. Let yourself be influenced by positive people and your own positive attitudes. M B-M Great things happen when you least expect them. But, you can expect great things if you work at it. M B-M

Getting a Life

Understanding the Downshifting Phenomenon in Australia

Author: Christie Breakspear,Clive Hamilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Career changes

Page: 32

View: 2147

A Parent's Guide to Balance and Getting More You Time

Author: Jackie Hall

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 148351398X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

View: 665

Time Management is not about time. It is about CHOICE and FOCUS. ‘What do I want?’ is an important question we don’t often ask ourselves because we are often too busy dealing with what we’re NOT getting. This book will help you to FOCUS on what you want and how to get it. ‘Why aren’t I already getting what I want?’ is an equally important question because its answer unlocks the key to what is driving your CHOICES on how to currently spend your time and how your thinking is stopping you from living the life that you want. A Parent’s Guide to Balance and getting more YOU time is not like any other traditional time management book. This book approaches the issue of time management at a grass roots level first by addressing how you think about your time and a deeper understanding of what drives your priorities. Then it will teach you the practical tools required to organise your time and give you a plan of how to fit all of your hectic tasks into a schedule. By the end of this book you will feel that ALL areas of your life are getting adequate attention (including yourself) and that your schedule will align with what you want and what you consider as important to you.