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Drunk Mom

Author : Jowita Bydlowska
ISBN : 9780698156395
Genre : Psychology
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“An intense, complex and disturbing story, bravely and beautifully told. I read Drunk Mom with my jaw on the floor, which doesn’t happen to me that often." - Lena Dunham Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. It was a special occasion: a party celebrating the birth of her first child. It also marked Bydlowska's immediate, full-blown return to crippling alcoholism. In the gritty and sometimes grimly comic tradition of the bestselling memoirs Lit by Mary Karr and Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Drunk Mom is Bydlowska's account of the ways substance abuse took control of her life- the binges and blackouts, the humiliations, the extraordinary risk-taking- as well as her fight toward recovery as a young mother. This courageous memoir brilliantly shines a light on the twisted logic of an addicted mind and the powerful, transformative love of one's child. Ultimately it gives hope, especially to those struggling in the same way.
Category: Psychology


Author : Jakob Ejersbo
ISBN : 9781623655518
Genre : Fiction
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Two young men from very different backgrounds. Christian is the son of Danish ex-pats; Marcus works as a house boy for a Swedish family, hoping they will eventually take him back to Europe with them. Their friendship defines a divided continent. When they decide to go into business together--a teenage dream of playing at discos--they unwittingly set a collision course. But will it be love or money that tears the two apart? Spanning a decade from the dawn of the 1980s, the story of Marcus and Christian's dissolving friendship plays out amid a vast cast of characters, all fighting to make their way in a country defined by corruption. As the Tanzanian authorities and European aid agencies compete to line their own pockets, the rise of 'the disease' threatens to lay waste to an already stricken continent.
Category: Fiction

Girl On The Edge A Memoir

Author : Carneson, Ruth
ISBN : 9780994651624
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ruth was four years old when her father was arrested for high treason and her world was turned upside-down. She grew up in constant fear of Special Branch policemen knocking on the door to arrest her mother or father, prominent South African communists. Ruth learned how to keep her mouth shut, to look out for microphones in the walls and to beware of friends who could betray her trust. At fourteen, Ruth left South Africa, clutching her teddy bear in one hand and her drawings in the other. A plan to England carried her into exile, a new world where she struggled to reconstruct a life fractured by fear. With an artist’s eye for detail and colour, Ruth recalls her life with unflinching honesty: the Treason Trial; her struggle to conform; Friern Barnet Asylum for the ‘hopeless insane’; LSD, protests, and free love in London, art school and motherhood; communes and camping - all steps in a journey that finally brought her home to South Africa on the brink of change. Heart- wrenchingly sad one minute, bursting with life and vigour the next, seamed throughout by strength and courage, girl on the edge allows us to look deep into one woman’s life and travel with her to the brink and back again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Illustrated Mum

Author : Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN : 9780307531780
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Covered from head to toe with one-of-a-kind tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. At least, that’s what Dolphin thinks—she just wishes Marigold wouldn’t stay out quite so late or have mood spells every now and again. Dolphin’s older sister, Star, loves Marigold too, but she’s tired of looking after her. So when Star’s dad shows up out of the blue and offers to let the girls stay with him, Star jumps at the opportunity. But Dolphin can’t bear to leave Marigold alone. Now it’s just the two of them, and Dolphin is about to be in over her head. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Parallel To Paradise

Author : Laura Newman
ISBN : 9781938814037
Genre : Fiction
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Parallel to Paradise makes the ordinary askew... I married George, not in the Catholic Church, but in the Muir Redwoods. It was very early in the morning and I wore a veil of fog held in place with a single gardenia. ...the bathtub is filled with wallpaper paste, which does not taste quite as good as the horse-based glue I ate in kindergarten... The voice in the dark. A flash of teeth. Yes, you can fall in love with teeth. "No killing, no stealing, no lying, no sex outside of morality, no drinking, no drugs. Say it with me, ten times. These are th rules. Easy, easy rules."
Category: Fiction

One Little Speck

Author : Gaynor Goodchild
ISBN : 9781908318480
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As a child, Gaynor had many roles to play - parent to her baby brother, rescuer to her beaten mother and, most of all, keeper of the family secrets. She witnessed and experienced things that no child should and, aged 13, she took her first sip of whisky a

Mum The Dog S Drunk Again

Author : Gez Walsh
ISBN : 1872438954
Genre : Children's poetry
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This new Gez Walsh offering is crammed full of the sort of poems Gez is famous for: you can almost smell the cheesy whiff of Pete's Feet, taste the crunchy Toenail Teacake, breathe in the evil stench from Bravefart's behind, and feel the pain as the fiery curry cooked by Ahmed's granny to defeat the aliens in Vindaloo, the Alien-Slayer hisses and roars its way from throat to bum! As usual, in Gez's world, the kids have more idea than the adults, but are puzzled by the illogical acts of their parents, sisters and brothers. With the usual hilarious results. Not to mention wonky trolleys, lumpy milk, bad teeth, and Freda the fat wood-fairy. In common with his other books in the series, the collection ends with a single serious poem, this time about the effects of grief and the way in which the strong character of Grandma helps the child overcome it. If you're looking for big, bold, in-your-face humour coupled with strange characters and stories, then Mum, the Dog's Drunk Again! is worth every penny and more!
Category: Children's poetry

My Sister Jodie

Author : Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN : 9781407043326
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Quiet, cautious Pearl has always adored her bold, brash, bad big sister Jodie. When their parents get new jobs at a grand, fusty old boarding school, Melchester College, the girls have to move there - and when they arrive, things start to change. Jodie has always been the leader - but now it's Pearl who's making new friends. Jodie just seems to be getting into more and more trouble - arguing with Mum, scaring the little children, flirting with the gardener. She really doesn't fit in with the posh teenagers at the school. Pearl begins to wonder if she needs Jodie as much as she used to. But when Firework Night comes around and a tragic event occurs, Pearl realises quite how much Jodie means to her.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Magic In Adversity

Author : T.I Mayden
ISBN : 9781452510262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Be positive, no matter how hard or overwhelming it seems. Look for the silver lining.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Moms Who Drink And Swear

Author : Nicole Knepper
ISBN : 9781101650943
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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If you feel like your kids are killing you, you’ve come to the right place. Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you’ve had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It’s not that she doesn’t love her kids. It’s that she understands what a mind-f*?% it can be to try to civilize those wild little beasts. Based on her hugely popular Facebook page, “Moms Who Drink and Swear,” this book reveals why family dinners are like herpes, how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over, and the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend. As Nicole rants and raves about caring for children (without crushing their souls), family togetherness (without too many tears), the saving grace of girlfriends (and vodka), and love and marriage (and all the baggage that goes with them), she gets to the heart of what every exasperated mom is thinking, just much funnier.
Category: Biography & Autobiography