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: 4355

"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: 7309

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 Life

Author: Julie Shaw Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962706486

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 4606

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 Life in Perspective

A Fantastical Romance

Author: Toby Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590210765

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 8650

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

The Social Worlds of Geek Culture

Author: Benjamin Woo

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773552960

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8058

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 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: 1550

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.

Getting a Life

Older People Talking

Author: Michael Simmons

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 205

View: 1709

A collection of testimonies from an earlier generation. Once you have read what Denis Healey, Barbara Castle, Claire Rayner, Peter Preston, and a rich supporting cast have said in this groundbreaking book, you will ignore them at your peril. It is estimated that by 2020 more than a quarter of the population of the European Communit with be over 60. This age group represents an articulate and capable section of society whose views matter as much in the polling blooth as they do in the marketplace. In these pages, for the first time, a cross-section of older people spell out from their own experience what it means to grow old in computer-age Britain—how to make ends meet, how to keep that precious independence, and how to cope with widowhood, with sex, and with sociability. They look at Education with a big E, health and physical fitness, travel, grandparenthood, the post-retirement vacuum, and survival as part of an ethnic minority. They advise on how to get away from it all and start again, even how, ultimately, to meet death itself. Every contributor to this book is over 60, and some will not see 90 again. They have writen as the mood took them—in anger, in joy, and often with a real zest for living. They are not sweet old things asking for a set on the bus; they are in many cases demanding a turn in the driving seat and for all who travel with them to sit up and take notice of what they have to say.

Legislation of the Heart

Getting Life Right

Author: William E. Massenburg Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781438961644

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

View: 1746

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.

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: 7868

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

Strategies for Joyful and Effective Living

Author: Copthorne Macdonald

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595202462

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

View: 4689

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.

Getting a Life

Author: Jocelyn Shipley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894549189

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 660

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 Your Life Back

Author: Jesse Wright,Monica Ramirez Basco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743214865

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 2942

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.

You Can Change Your Life

Easy steps to getting what you want

Author: Rob Yeung

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230767338

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 7160

Looking to make a positive change in your life? Maybe you’ve read a few self-help books and think you know what you need to do – maybe some positive thinking, making a resolution or simply wishing for happiness? Well, here’s some news: none of this is going to help; you simply don’t get things in life just by wishing for them. In You Can Change Your Life top psychologist Rob Yeung investigates ways of making change stick. He offers the most up-to-date thinking on the skills, beliefs and methods that will help you to change your life. Rooted in evidence-based research and based on proven strategies and treatments, Rob offers a new perspective and new techniques to enable you to transform your life, or simply work out what’s stopping you from achieving your goals. You can lose weight, feel more positive, give up a bad habit, get ahead at work or improve anything about yourself. Whatever you want to achieve, you will feel inspired by the practical advice in this fascination book and be able to tackle change with confidence.

Love, Sex, and the Human Condition

Getting a Life

Author: Lex Crane

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425123538


Page: 173

View: 3446

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.

Wie ich die Dinge geregelt kriege

Selbstmanagement für den Alltag

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972314

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 1274

Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.

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: 5849

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 Back Up Is Getting Through Life

Author: Melvin Brown-Moore

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598581481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 4454

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 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: 7853

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.