Speak

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429997041

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6455

The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Movie Speak

How to Talk Like You Belong on a Movie Set

Author: Tony Bill

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761156305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 833

When is "groucho" not a comedian? A "seagull" not a bird? A "banana" not a fruit, and a "taco cart" not a food stand? What's the "Castle rock rule" and when should you call for a "buff & puff"? And why expect trouble when the A.D. (assistant director) knowingly mumbles "Gone With the Wind in the morning, Dukes of Hazzard after lunch"? An oral tradition gathered and passed down for more than a hundred years, the language of moviemaking, like other secret lexicons, is the only accepted way of communicating on a set—and is all but unknown to the outside world. Technical, odd, colorful, mysterious, the working language of movies sheds light not only on the hugely complex process of making a film, but on the invisible hierarchies of a set, the unspoken etiquette between cast and crew, and the evolution of a process that's endlessly fascinating. Movie Speak is a book about language, but through language also a book about what it’s really like to be a director or a producer or an actor or a crew member. An Oscarwinning producer (The Sting), actor (who worked with Spielberg, Coppola, and Sydney Pollock), and director (Five Corners, Flyboys, My Bodyguard, and more), Tony Bill has been on sets for more than 30 years and brings a writer's love of language to this collection of hundreds of film terms. A futz. A cowboy. A Brodkin and a double Brodkin (a.k.a. screamer). Streaks ’n tips, a Lewinsky, Green Acres, rhubarb, a peanut, a Gary Coleman, snot tape, twin buttes, manmaker (and why you can yell for one if needed for a grip, but must whisper if it's for Tom Cruise)—these are the tricks of the trade.

Animal Speak

The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

Author: Ted Andrews

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717630

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 8594

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

How to Speak How to Listen

Author: Mortimer J. Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104891

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9657

Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. Drawing on decades of experience as educator and philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler gives the listener a short course in effective communication filled with the Adler wisdom and wit. Both instructive and practical, How to Speak, How to Listen will be invaluable to everyone: salespeople and executives involved in conferences and negotiations, politicians, lecturers, and teachers, as well as families seeking to improve communication among themselves.

Spirit Speak

Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine

Author: Ivo Dominguez

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601639414

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 5503

If you do magic, pray, or venerate your ancestors, you are working with spirits. If you seek information or guidance through channeling, through mediumship, or through the words and visions of mystics, you are also working with the beings of the subtle realms. Spirit Speak presents a unified system for understanding a broad range of nonphysical beings that we call spirits. Dominguez is able to make complex ideas accessible, through analogy and example, without oversimplifying. This comprehensive book can be understood and appreciated by readers from all different faiths, backgrounds, and levels of experience. It explores concepts such as: spiritual lineage, the assumption of god forms, divine embodiment, and the limits and potential for many spiritual practices. A hidden classic in many spiritual communities for years, Spirit Speak is now available with new material and fresh insights.

As We Speak

How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

Author: Peter Meyers,Shann Nix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439153086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7241

Outlines an empowering approach to public speaking that draws on the co-author's experience with leading companies, covering topics ranging from content and delivery to body language and interpersonal exchanges. Reprint.

Speak

A Novel

Author: Louisa Hall

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062391216

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6512

A thoughtful, poignant novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence—illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding. In a narrative that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean in the seventeenth century, to a correctional institute in Texas in the near future, and told from the perspectives of five very different characters, Speak considers what it means to be human, and what it means to be less than fully alive. A young Puritan woman travels to the New World with her unwanted new husband. Alan Turing, the renowned mathematician and code breaker, writes letters to his best friend’s mother. A Jewish refugee and professor of computer science struggles to reconnect with his increasingly detached wife. An isolated and traumatized young girl exchanges messages with an intelligent software program. A former Silicon Valley Wunderkind is imprisoned for creating illegal lifelike dolls. Each of these characters is attempting to communicate across gaps—to estranged spouses, lost friends, future readers, or a computer program that may or may not understand them. In dazzling and electrifying prose, Louisa Hall explores how the chasm between computer and human—shrinking rapidly with today’s technological advances—echoes the gaps that exist between ordinary people. Though each speaks from a distinct place and moment in time, all five characters share the need to express themselves while simultaneously wondering if they will ever be heard, or understood.

Speak Love

Making Your Words Matter

Author: Annie F. Downs

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310742897

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 4153

Every day, God gives us each the opportunity to use our words in powerful ways. The Bible says that words have the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21), and Annie Downs has discovered during her life the truth of that verse. Speak Love is a call for teen girls to be the genertation of women who focus on bringing life - not death - with their words and have the potential to end the mean girl mentality within themselves, their friends, and others in their schools and churches.

When Ghosts Speak

Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits

Author: Mary Ann Winkowski

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446409685

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 8171

Lights flicker on and off for no good reason. You feel drained and inexplicably irritable. Your four-year-old is scared to enter her bedroom. Tell these things to Mary Ann Winkowski, and she'll tell you that you have a ghost. A happily married, devout Catholic, suburban mother and full-time paranormal investigator, Mary Ann Winkowski has been able to see earthbound spirits, spirits that are trapped on earth and haven't "crossed over," since she was a little girl. Mary Ann works with these spirits to help them make peace with what keeps them here - whether it be people they can't let go of or homes they love. In WHEN GHOSTS SPEAK, Mary Ann will tell the amazing story of growing up with this gift, and will share tips on how to recognize when you're not alone, and what to do if you are in the presence of a ghost.

Speaking As a Leader

How to Lead Every Time You Speak...From Board Rooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

Author: Judith Humphrey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118141016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 5785

Outlines a four-step speaking model as demonstrated by a leading communications coach, providing coverage of such topics as structuring thoughts and messages clearly, listening effectively and avoiding practices that cannot retain an audience's attention.

Paid to Speak

Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608321401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9017

The content corresponds with the four core competencies identified for success as a professional speaker. Members of the National Speakers Association, who have built thriving speaking businesses, weigh in with valuable insights and proven strategies on a gamut of topics.

Eye Can Write

A memoir of a child’s silent soul emerging

Author: Jonathan Bryan

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 3612

Can you imagine not being able to speak or communicate? The silence, the loneliness, the pain. But, inside you disappear to magical places, and even meet your best friend there. However, most of the time you remain imprisoned within the isolation. Waiting, longing, hoping. Until someone realises your potential and discovers your key, so your unlocking can begin. Now you are free, flying like a wild bird in the open sky. A voice for the voiceless. Jonathan Bryan has severe cerebral palsy, a condition that makes him incapable of voluntary movement or speech. He was locked inside his own mind, aware of the outside world but unable to fully communicate with it until he found a way by using his eyes to laboriously choose individual letters, and through this make his thoughts known. In Eye can Write, we read of his intense passion for life, his mischievous sense of fun, his hopes, his fears and what it's like to be him. This is a powerful book from an incredible young writer whose writing ability defies age or physical disability - a truly inspirational figure. Foreword by Sir Michael Morpurgo A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Jonathan Bryan's charity, Teach Us Too. http://www.teachustoo.org.uk/

If Only They Didn't Speak English

Notes From Trump's America

Author: Jon Sopel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353075X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 5109

'You see, if only they didn’t speak English in America, then we’d treat it as a foreign country – and probably understand it a lot better’ ‘the sanest man in America’ – Bill Bryson ‘Jon Sopel nails it’ – Emily Maitlis **With a brand new chapter, charting Trump's first year in power** As the BBC’s North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the time it’s taken for a reality star to go from laughing stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as ‘a beauty’ by none other than Donald Trump. Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship. But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon Sopel sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams, but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.

Sit! Stay! Speak!

A Novel

Author: Annie England Noblin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062379240

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7891

Echoing the novels of Mary Alice Monroe, Allie Larkin, and Holly Robinson, this charming debut novel tells the unforgettable story of a rescue dog that helps a struggling young outsider make peace with the past. Addie Andrews is living a life interrupted. Tragedy sent her fleeing from Chicago to the shelter of an unexpected inheritance—her beloved aunt’s somewhat dilapidated home in Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny. There she reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood memories. If only they didn’t make her feel so much! People say nothing happens in small towns, but Addie quickly learns better. She’s got an elderly next door neighbor who perplexingly dances outside in his underwear, a house needing more work than she has money, a best friend whose son uncannily predicts the weather, and a local drug dealer holding a massive grudge against her. Most surprising of all, she’s got a dog. But not any dog, but a bedraggled puppy she discovered abandoned, lost, and in desperate need of love. Kind of like Addie herself. She’d come to Eunice hoping to hide from the world, but soon she discovers that perhaps she’s finding the way back—to living, laughing, and loving once more.

How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say-And What It Really Means

Author: John Lanchester

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393243389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5935

“One of the world’s great explainers of the financial crisis and its aftermath.”—Michael Lewis To those who don’t speak it, the language of money can seem impenetrable and its ideas too complex to grasp. In How to Speak Money, John Lanchester—author of the New York Times best-selling book on the financial crisis, I.O.U.—bridges the gap between the money people and the rest of us. With characteristic wit and candor, Lanchester reveals how the world of finance really works: from the terms and conditions of your personal checking account to the evasions of bankers appearing in front of Congress. As Lanchester writes, we need to understand what the money people are talking about so that those who speak the language don’t just write the rules for themselves. Lanchester explains more than 300 words and phrases from “AAA rating” and “amortization” to “yield curve” and “zombie bank.” He covers things we say or hear every day—such as GDP, the IMF, credit, debt, equity, and inflation—and explains how hedge funds work, what the World Bank does, and why the language of money has gotten so complicated. Along the way he draws on everything from John Maynard Keynes to the Wu-Tang Clan, Friedrich Hayek to Thomas Piketty, The Wealth of Nations to Game of Thrones. A primer, a polemic, and a reference book, How to Speak Money makes economics understandable to anyone. After all, “money,” as Lanchester writes, “is a lot like babies, and once you know the language, the rule is the same as that put forward by Dr. Spock: ‘Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.’”

Nature - Speak

Signs, Omens and Messages in Nature

Author: Ted Andrews

Publisher: Dragonhawk Pub

ISBN: 9781888767377

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 9570

Inside, readers will: Learn to read signs and omens in nature; Interpret the meaning of landscapes; Discover how plants speak; Explore the lessons and meaning of the plant kingdom through extensive dictionaries of landscapes, trees, flowers, herbs and more.

If I Should Speak

A Novel

Author: Umm Zakiyyah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970766700

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1928

The author promises to revolutionize story telling in this powerful story about three college students, one Christian and the others Muslim, who find themselves unlikely roommates at a small, private American university. Tamika, the main character of this novel, is a sophomore in college who dreams of becoming a famous singer. After a fight with her roommate, she is forced to move out of her room and ends up living with two Muslims, one who is religious, while the other is becoming discontented with the religion. Tamika is immediately drawn to Durrah, the latter, who shares her love for singing. Durrah is emerging as a successful model and singer in her own right and enjoys a growing level of prominence in her career, which has earned her many admirers, Tamika being one. Captivated by Durrah's magnetic personality, breathtaking beauty, and powerful singing voice, Tamika has found both a friend and mentor in life. As the seeds of friendship are sown between them, the doors of fame are beginning to open for Tamika. But she is unprepared for the one obstacle that stands in her way to success...

Speak of the Devil

Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England

Author: Jean La Fontaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629348

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 3857

Allegations of satanic child abuse became widespread in North America in the 1980s. Shortly afterwards, there were similar reports in Britain of sexual abuse, torture and murder, associated with worship of the Devil. Professor Jean La Fontaine, a senior British anthropologist, conducted a two year research project into these allegations, which found that they were without foundation. Her detailed analysis of a number of specific cases, and an extensive review of the literature, revealed no evidence of devil-worship. She concludes that the child witnesses come to believe that they are describing what actually happened to them, but that adults are manipulating the accusations. She draws parallels with classic instances of witchcraft accusations and witch-hunts in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe, and shows that beneath the hysteria there is a social movement, which is fostered by a climate of social and economic insecurity. Persuasively argued, this is an authoritative and scholarly account of an emotive issue.

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Conversations with Horses in Their Language

Author: Sharon Wilsie,Gretchen Vogel

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767548

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 588

Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.

People Speak

People Talk about ... Themselves

Author: Ḥayim Ṿalder

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781583305102

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 3201

With his best-selling Kids Speak series touching the hearts of kids all over, Chaim Walder now turns his attention to adults. This new collection of real stories by real people is a poignant panorama of the struggles and triumphs of people just like you. From troubled teens to adopted children, shidduchim mix-ups and raising children, every story comes with its own inspiring message.