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Author : Beverly West
ISBN : 9780307482211
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Because women read books differently than guys do... Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological clock is ringing and we can't find the snooze button, books are the dog-eared friends that help us deal with our baggage as we navigate life's journey. Now Bibliotherapy prescribes the best of classic and contemporary Chick Lit that women turn to again and again — for inspiration (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) ... for escape (Ladder of Years) ... for revenge against the patriarchy (Our Blood) ... and for bonding with our girlfriends (Waiting to Exhale). Upper-thigh spread sparking a midlife crisis? Read A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains and remember that it's not over until the fat lady yodels. Did your pot of gold turn out to be fourteen-karat tin? Open your eyes with Awakening to the Sacred and learn to savor your rainbow. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Climb into bed with Lady Chatterley's Lover and explore your pleasure potential. With provocative points to ponder as you read ("What is the metaphorical significance of a codpiece?"), fun quotes, and a list of books that must not be read but, in Dorothy Parker's words, "thrown with great force," Bibliotherapy ensures you'll always find the right literary prescription — no matter what phase of life you're teetering on the brink of! Plus: Doomed but Inspired Heroes ... Books to Read When You're Sick of Your Career and Are Seriously Considering Taking Up Alpaca Ranching in Peru ... Bad Girls We'd Like to Have Over for Girls' Night ... Books That Are the Equivalent of Citronella for Men ... and much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Nancy K. Peske
ISBN : 0440508975
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a listing of the best of classic and contemporary literature that women can turn to for inspiration, escape, understanding, and instruction.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cinematherapy For The Soul

Author : Nancy Peske
ISBN : 9780307482976
Genre : Self-Help
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Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the bestselling duo who brought you Cinematherapy, Advanced Cinematherapy, Cinematherapy for Lovers, and Bibliotherapy comes CINEMATHERAPY FOR THE SOUL, a video guide guaranteed to help you become your own guru. With 150 new reviews of classic and contemporary movies and thoughtful quotes to uplift you, CINEMATHERAPY FOR THE SOUL is guaranteed to help you discover that the movies will reinvigorate your tired spirit and help you find inspiration, one movie at a time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Self-Help

Counting Our Losses

Author : Darcy L. Harris
ISBN : 9781135280727
Genre : Psychology
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This text is a valuable resource for clinicians who work with clients dealing with non-death, nonfinite, and ambiguous losses in their lives. It explores adjustment to change, transition, and loss from the perspective of the latest thinking in bereavement theory and research. The specific and unique aspects of different types of loss are discussed, such as infertility, aging, chronic illnesses and degenerative conditions, divorce and separation, immigration, adoption, loss of beliefs, and loss of employment. Harris and the contributing authors consider these from an experiential perspective, rather than a developmental one, in order to focus on the key elements of each loss as it may be experienced at any point in the lifespan. Concepts related to adaptation and coping with loss, such as resilience, hardiness, meaning making and the assumptive world, transcendence, and post traumatic growth are considered as part of the integration of loss into everyday life experience.
Category: Psychology

The Gynaecological Cancer Guide

Author : Margaret Heffernan
ISBN : 9781427096432
Genre : Medical
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Women born in the Middle East use the phrase 'the cunning sickness' (mudhabith Arabic) or 'the bad illness' to talk about cancer, while both women born in the Middle East and Anglo-Australians use 'the Big C Anglo-Australian women also use rhyming slang to refer to cancer such as 'Jack the Dancer's got me.' Research has also found that women from Italy use 'that terrible illness,' 'the illness that has not localised,' and 'that illness that we've talked about' to talk about cancer. Biomedical terminology also assists these women in speaking of the unspeakable. Words such as the 'mass,' the 'tumour,' the 'cyst,' and the 'sarcoma' allow women to refer to cancer without using its name.
Category: Medical

Cinematherapy For Lovers

Author : Nancy Peske
ISBN : 9780307482969
Genre : Self-Help
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Movies are more than entertainment... They’re couples therapy! If you’ve ever wondered how to meet Mr. Right, boot Mr. Wrong, inspire Mr. Reluctant to propose, or ignite youthful passion in a middle-aged romance, then we’ve got some good news for you. The help you need is no farther away than your remote control. Sink into your sofa and discover the healing power of movies. From the bestselling duo who brought you Cinematherapy, Advanced Cinematherapy, and Bibliotherapy comes Cinematherapy for Lovers, a video guide guaranteed to help you find the perfect movie prescription to cure all your relationship woes. Trouble in your couple’s paradise? Watch a Rediscovering Your Dream movie like Pollock and rise above. Looking for the key to your guy’s psyche? Crack the code with an Understanding Your Man movie like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and unlock the secrets of your own international man of mystery! Ready to hear those magic words but your summer lover is terminally tongue-tied? Loosen his lips with a Hook, Line, and Sinker movie like All That Heaven Allows, then find the shortcut to his heart through his stomach with Bev’s Culinarytherapy recipe for meat loaf and mashed potatoes just like Mom used to make, and seal the deal. Feeling like a solo singer in a world full of duets? Discover a new happily-ever-after with a Make Your Own Music movie like Ghost World. Jam-packed with over 150 new reviews of classic and contemporary movies--and warnings about Happily Never After love stories that are recipes for relationship disasters--Cinematherapy for Lovers gives you the tools you’ll need to become your own couple’s cinematherapist. PLUS: Nancy’s Momentous Minutiae, Best Bodice-Ripping Lines, I Do I Do and Elvis Too, Always a Bridesmaid Never a Bride movies, Bods We Don’t Buy, the Shirley MacLaine Trilogy of Terror, Bev’s Culinarytherapy, and much, much more... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Self-Help


Author : Nancy K. Peske
ISBN : 0440508509
Genre : Performing Arts
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A guide to movies that suit and soothe a woman's every possible mood
Category: Performing Arts

Reading Group Choices

Author : Paz & Associates
ISBN : 0964487675
Genre : Book clubs (Bookselling)
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Category: Book clubs (Bookselling)

Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars

Author : Nancy Peske
ISBN : 0789311933
Genre : Performing Arts
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Peske uncovers the grand themes of each decade's award-winning films, from the father issue films to bad girls acting out for disapproving fathers' love to the unsung hero films.
Category: Performing Arts