"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"--
An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace: A Memoir
Author: Michael Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Jesse Wright,Monica Ramirez Basco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Everyday Uses of Autobiography
Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Real Lives Transformed by Your Money Or Your Life
Author: Jacqueline Blix,David Heitmiller
Publisher: Viking Press
Category: Business & Economics
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 skilful and unskilful ways of dealing with those situations.
Author: Copthorne Macdonald
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.
Strategies for Joyful and Effective Living
Author: Copthorne Macdonald
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)
A Fantastical Gay Romance Novel
Author: Edwin Clark Johnson,Toby Johnson
Publisher: Lethe Press
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
Author: Melvin Brown-Moore
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
They were a perfect match, but she was so high maintenance that he thought she must leave him to marry for wealth and status. But love always finds a way.
Author: Gordon Millington
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publisher: River Landing Press
Does your money run out before you are able to earn more? Are you living paycheck to paycheck trying to get by, but find that your plan is not working? A change in results requires a change in thinking. Living my life, at my income, and getting ahead, starting today contains the knowledge required to live life at your income. The information here will teach you how to live life at your income and if you choose, start moving you towards your goals and dreams.
Author: Timothy Childs
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
About the book: Do you ever look at people who call themselves Christians, and wonder about the lack of Christlikeness in them? Have you ever looked into your own life and questioned where you really stood with God? Do you ever entertain the inner suspicion that your relationship with God is pretense, a charade, the mere repeating of the words and feelings of others without internal conviction and change? Have churches today misunderstood the Gospel, what it really means to be a follower of Christ? In this deeply thought-provoking book, Getting Into Jesus' Life, John Vosnos addresses these questions and more in profound and practical ways, exploring what it means to be a genuine follower of Christ and offers identity with Christ and participation in Jesus' life as the key to living as a Christ-centered follower of Jesus-and the extraordinary difference this makes!About the author: John G. Vosnos has earned both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University. After a short career in corporate business, he entered pastoral ministry where he has served for forty years. He and His wife, Gayle, have three grown children and reside in Barrington, Illinois where John serves as a pastor in the Village Church of Barrington.
Author: John G. Vosnos
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The loss of a loved one, a bitter divorce, a serious injury or financial crisis—we must all, at some point, face those unavoidable moments that divide our lives into "before" and "after." How do we muscle through tough times and emerge stronger, wiser—even grateful for our struggle? In 1984, author Jerry White lost his leg in a tragic accident. He has personally endured the pain of loss and the challenge of rebuilding. As cofounder of Survivor Corps, White has met thousands of victims of tragedy. With his book Getting Up When Life Knocks You Down, he shares what he has learned. White outlines a specific five-step program for turning tragedy into triumph. In their own words, his survivor friends share their stories. It's a group that includes the well known, like Lance Armstrong, Nelson Mandela, and the late Princess Diana, and also everyday survivors of death, loss, injury and heartbreak. Through their stories and the author's words, this book takes readers step by step through the process of not only surviving tragedy and victimhood, but going on to thrive.
Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis
Author: Jerry White
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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.
The Social Worlds of Geek Culture
Author: Benjamin Woo
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Social Science
An updated guide to the entire divorce process explains how the emotional and financial aspects of divorce can lead to conflict, offers practical advice on reaching an amicable agreement, and includes tips on the negotiation and legal process. Original. 12,500 first printing.
A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce Settlement
Author: Sam Margulies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath. ~Psalm 34:17–18, The Message translation Has grief knocked your breath out of you? Everybody experiences grief, loss, and life challenges throughout their lives. Most are unprepared for their grief and the impact it will have. Grief is brutal and has a way of making you feel as though everything good in your life is slowly being crushed, leaving you gasping for air. Although painful to experience, grief is one of the most powerful teachers you can learn from. When one goes through grief or loss, the invaluable opportunity to understand, love, and know God better immediately begins—He is the key to creating a fuller, more purposeful life in spite of grief. In Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You, K.B.H. Niles transparently shares her experiences with grief and loss. She reveals how her relationship with God helped her grieve multiple deaths, including the deaths of her sister, father, and grandparents, after she found God in the midst of her pain. How do you get your breath back after life knocks it out of you? K.B.H. Niles explains key "oxygens" God revealed to her as she studied His Word during times of intense grief. In Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You, you will find how to: • Develop a treasured relationship with God • Regain your faith and hope • Resolve bitterness, guilt, and regrets • Find the encouragement you need during grief • Understand the importance of relationships • Value God's time through grief and life • Realize the importance of grieving in your own unique way • Develop gratefulness, thankfulness, and praise • Experience wellness, traditions, and enjoyment • Create a fuller, more purposeful life
A Transparent Journey of Seeking God through Grief
Author: K.B.H. Niles
Publisher: WestBow Press
Lutheran Voices answers the call for Lutheran-specific materials for pastors and lay leaders that they can share with their congregations about Lutheran theology, what it means to be Lutheran, and how the Lutheran faith can enrich and guide their congregational and personal lives. Grounded in Lutheran theology and practice, the books cover a wide range of subjects and themes of interest to members of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and the wider Christian community. For more information on this new series, visit the website: http: //www.lutheranvoices.org. Illness is great teacher, says the author. More convincing than an athlete's achievements, illness lets us know, in no uncertain terms, that we are intensely human. Drawing on the resources of years of pastoral experience and reflecting on key Scriptural texts, Bansemer provides comfort while encouraging honest reflection. The book consists of fifteen devotional readings followed by Scriptural texts, prayers, and reflection questions, Intended for use by those facing suffering and loss, those who provide them with comfort and care, and groups wanting to explore and share their experiences.
Facing Illness Or Death with the Word and Prayers
Author: Richard F. Bansemer
Publisher: Augsburg Books
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.
Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood
Author: Jesse A. Saperstein
Category: Family & Relationships
Known for its clear, straightforward writing style, comprehensive coverage, strong and current research-based approach, and excellent visuals and tables, LIFE-SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT offers sections on four life stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development such as physical growth, cognition, or personality, and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. This unique, topical organization helps you comprehend the processes of transformation occurring in each key area of human development. The new edition includes a clear focus on the complex interactions of nature and nurture in development, more integrated coverage of culture and diversity, and an exciting new media package for students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Carol Sigelman,Elizabeth Rider
Publisher: Cengage Learning