Who am I? Who are you? Does anything matter? A short collection of poems. Meaning? You tell me. Truth, or maybe all fiction. Isn't that the wonder? Thrilling? Simply enjoy.
Author: Jennifer Santamaria
As explained by the kids themselves, this book offers a collection of true stories that deal with moments of embarrassment and awkwardness while providing tips and advice on how to handle such difficult situations when they arise. Original.
Author: Robynn Clairday
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.
Making the Journey from What Will People Think? to I Am Enough
Author: Brené Brown
This is a journal of my experiences with depression and mania, which I experienced after being diagnosed with bipolar type II. Its the hopelessness and desperation of living with this illness, from thinking of death by suicide to finding a way of healing. I wrote this book in the hope of helping other bipolar sufferers and to educate the general public about the bipolar disorder.
Author: Wendy Taylor
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The British actor Peter Bull returned from a visit to Greece in 1962 obsessed with a desire to build a house on one of the remoter Ionian Islands. It appeared on his shopping list constantly. 'Buy cauliflower, string, scotch tape, and a bit of land on Paxos.' By 1964 he had achieved this and It isn't all Greek to Me is a hilarious account of his life there and in 'To Spiti Mou (My House)'. Readers of Mr Bull's earlier work need have no fear that he has delved deep into the mythology or history of Greece. He has just transferred to another country his talent for being unable to take anything very seriously. His difficulties with the language, the water situation and some of the eccentric people he has met there are dealt with lightly and touchingly and the happiness that he has got from the experience glows from every page.
Author: Peter Bull
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Naoto Matsubara works in a Tokyo publishing house, though the work doesn't particularly interest him. What does interest him, we soon discover, is the purpose of life. Naoto ponders the powers of love, attachment, and mutual care by examining closely his own friends and lovers, searching out how exactly his connection to them confers meaning on his life. Along the way, Naoto also draws on the thought of many writers and philosophers, including Tolstoy, Fromm, and Mishima.
Author: Kazufumi Shiraishi
Publisher: Japanese Literature
Category: Meaning (Philosophy)
Bob Dylan has always been something of a mystery. He has worn a variety of masks that have delighted, puzzled, amused and angered his many audiences. Andrea Cossu offers a strikingly fresh explanation of Dylan and the transformations he has made throughout his career. Cossu's descriptions of key Dylan performances explain how he forged authenticity through performance, and how the various attempts to make 'Bob Dylan' have often involved the interaction between the artist, his public image and his many audiences. It Ain't Me Babe offers a striking vision of how Dylan built his image and learned to live with its burden, painting a unique and coherent new portrait of the artist.
Bob Dylan and the Performance of Authenticity
Author: Andrea Cossu
Category: Social Science
This collection holds four of the Drag Shergi Mysteries: Wrath of the Scapegoat, Kings Queens and All Their Things, Dual Rondo on the Sharne Train, and Persona of Persuasion. Each holds a curious adventure with a supernatural twist. Drag Shergi is a private detective. It's a little twisted with the way he acts at times; due to the unusual way he sees things. Sometimes it's good; sometimes it's bad. No matter what though, things will be set right, even if help comes from the most unlikely place - the dead.
Author: Kimberly Vogel
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
RJ has another tough day at school and again at home but learns that sharing and teamwork are two beneficial skills. Includes audio book read by award-winning author Julia Cook.
Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets middle school with a prank twist in this hilarious and heartwarming story about six very different seventh graders who are forced to band together after a vandalism incident. When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school there are five suspected students who all say "it wasn't me." Theo just wants to forget about the humiliating incident but his favorite teacher is determined to get to the bottom of it and has the six of them come into school over vacation to talk. She calls it "Justice Circle." The six students—the Nerd, the Princess, the Jock, the Screw Up, the Weirdo, and the Nobody—think of it as detention. AKA their worst nightmare. That is until they realize they might get along after all, despite their differences. But what is everyone hiding and will school ever be the same?
Author: Dana Alison Levy
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
***This book has also been published as Where the Moon Isn't.*** Winner of the 2013 Costa First Award "A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back... What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer's rare and brilliant debut The Shock of the Fall shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.
Author: Nathan Filer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The guide for anyone who deals with difficult authority figures at work. Sooner or later, we all have to work for someone we can't stand-whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head, or an overly demanding client. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating. But you can take charge of this crucial workplace relationship. In this book, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of the bestseller Working for You Is Killing Me, offer concrete examples of bad boss scenarios and a proven four-step program for improving each situation: •Detect - Identify how this person drives you crazy. •Detach - Discover concrete actions you can take to reclaim your power. •Depersonalize - Learn how to take a boss's actions less personally. •Deal - Devise a plan to get what you need and move your career forward.
How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back
Author: Katherine Crowley,Kathi Elster
Category: Business & Economics
This timely business book offers cutting-edge job seeking tips to professionals who have survived the recent recession intact and now want an exit strategy. American workers are disengaged, cranky, and looking for something better. Suffering from daily exposure to the low morale among their coworkers, these Americans are what Elizabeth Lions calls the survivors of recession.Times have changed since a candidate last looked for job. Social media and posting resumes online are now the norm. Career seekers need to know that many old job search techniques are no longer effective, and what works now. Don't get left behind.I Quit! is not just a how-to book. It is rich in theories that empower job candidates to focuses on their needs. Most job-related books teach readers how to be chosen. This book teaches them to be the choosersand to choose wisely. I Quit! describes an internally driven process, rather than an externally driven one.Prior to becoming an accomplished author, professional speaker and executive coach, Elizabeth Lions started her career as a headhunter on the west coast. She had the pleasure of working with the leaders of Microsoft, EBay, Flir and Intel, just to name a few. It was during the private meetings in their conference rooms that she discussed and transitioned those to lay off and who to hire. Elizabeth knows why a person gets hired, fired or promoted before they do. Her intention is to share this information with career seekers. For the greater good of connecting the right candidates to the right jobs, Elizabeth hopes to foster unity where there once was confusion and aggravation.
Working for You Isn't Working for Me
Author: Elizabeth Lions
Category: Business & Economics
What is the best wedding advice you ever received? For author Seth Adam Smith, it was the advice from his father who said, “Marriage isn't for you. It's about the person you marry.” These few words completely changed the way Seth looked at his relationship with his wife-to-be. Because at that moment he realized that an expression of love isn't about the person expressing it. Rather, it's about the person they choose to be with. It's about making the person you marry feel loved.Adam's blog post on the subject was viewed by more than thirty million people, and he has been featured on several national TV programs including The Today Show. Now released as a hardcover book, featuring full-color photographs throughout, these sage words make the perfect gift for newly married couples, those who have been around the block a few times, or anyone who wants to learn how to make their relationships stronger.
It's for the One You Love
Author: Seth Adam Smith
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Category: Family & Relationships
Isn’t It Time for a Coffee Break? Doing Life Together in an All-about-Me Kind of World offers a fresh perspective on relationships. Short, easy-to-read chapters—overflowing with humor and insightful Bible-based encouragement—will inspire a new outlook, as you begin to discover the beauty and fulfillment of “doing life together” with your sisters in Christ.
Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World
Author: Amelia Rhodes
Publisher: Barbour Publishing