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A Life S Work

Author : Rachel Cusk
ISBN : 9781466891630
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic, and catastrophic. To become a mother is to become the chief actor in a drama of human existence to which no one turns up. It is the process by which an ordinary life is transformed unseen into a story of strange and powerful passions, of love and servitude, of confinement and compassion. In a book that is touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk attempts to tell something of an old story set in a new era of sexual equality. Cusk's account of a year of modern motherhood becomes many stories: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and hard work; a journey to the roots of love; a meditation on madness and mortality; and most of all a sentimental education in babies, books, toddler groups, bad advice, crying, breastfeeding, and never being alone.
Category: Family & Relationships

Life S Work

Author : Lisa Belkin
ISBN : 0743225430
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Expanding on the themes and subjects that have made "Life's Work" one of the best-read items in "The New York Times, " Belkin considers that the modern "supermom" is just a myth, and her eye for the resulting domestic comedy will strike a chord, and a nerve, with readers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Her Life S Work

Author : Deborah Shepard
ISBN : 9781869406981
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 83.37 MB
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Merimeri Penfold, Margaret Mahy, Anne Salmond, Gaylene Preston and Jacqueline Fahey have carved out impressive careers - as artists, writers, teachers, filmmakers and thinkers. And all have balanced their successful careers with meaningful personal lives. In Her Life's Work, Deborah Shepard traces five extraordinary life stories through in-depth interviews. Born between 1920 and 1947, these women saw immense changes in New Zealand society through the second half of the twentieth century that directly affected their working and personal lives. The interviews encompass their families, their education and training opportunities, their friends and mentors, their aspirations, their experiences of motherhood and domesticity and the influence of intimate relationships on their creativity. Including photographs by Marti Friedlander and an insightful introduction, Her Life's Work is a candid exploration of the lives and times of these remarkable women.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Whole Life S Work

Author : Lewis Richmond
ISBN : 0743451317
Genre : Religion
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The Buddhist author of Healing Lazarus invites readers to regard work as a purposeful definition of one's life, offering advice on how to balance achievement and personal happiness through an examination of eight interconnected work identities. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Author : Harry Sinyang Fang
ISBN : 9622095968
Genre : Medical
File Size : 38.8 MB
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Rehabilitation: A Life's Work is the autobiography of a remarkable man and his remarkable career. Sir Harry Fang, a world-renowned pioneer in the development of rehabilitation medicine, tells a fascinating story of his own emergence as an expert in medical practice and the emergence of a whole new branch of that practice. But this book is much more. It is the story of Hong Kong's coming of age. In this memoir, Sir Harry proves to be an insightful and articulate witness to Hong Kong's evolution from colonial outpost to thriving international metropolis. With humour, wit and deep understanding, he brings us a refreshing look, not only at the practice of rehabilitative medicine, but at the politics, economics and personalities that have shaped our times.
Category: Medical

Betty V Dubiner

Author : Claire Lifton Hervitz
ISBN : IND:30000095794941
Genre : Israel
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Life S Work

Author : Dr Willie Parker
ISBN : 9781501151132
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 21.79 MB
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An abortion provider and Christian reproductive justice advocate draws from his personal journey and professional scientific training as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do. Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South, lived in a Christian household, and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man. But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he realized that in order to be a true Christian, he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs. In 2009, he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the most -- often women in poverty and women in the South, the hotbed of the pro-choice debate. He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider, moving between Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Dr. Willie Parker tells a deeply personal narrative, one that illuminates the complex societal, political, religious, and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day. He also looks at how a new wave of anti-abortion activism, aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state, is chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives. In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods, bogus rules, and pseudoscience, Dr. Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to a woman's right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights. -- Publisher description
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Philip Larkin

Author : Janice Rossen
ISBN : 0877452717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Following hard upon the posthumous publication of Larkin's Collected poems, Rossen (visiting scholar, U. of Texas) assesses the nature of his literary achievement and his life in the light of the poetry recently made available, examining the ambivalence with which the reticent poet regarded his own literary reputation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Life S Work

Author : Ernst Georg Ravenstein
ISBN : UOM:39015014304458
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A Life S Work

Author : Ben Bradlee
ISBN : 1439189420
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ben Bradlee's all-American football player father lost his well-paying job in the Depression and never recovered his income but also never lost his balance and energy. Living on a borrowed estate, he undertook to clear the property, and his young son bonded with his father as they worked alongside each other in the woods. When thirteen-year-old Ben contracted polio, his father nursed him back to health until they could go to work again. Ben Bradlee tells the story of how this lifelong love of working outdoors enabled him to forge an intimate connection with his own son, Quinn, who was born with a heart defect and is learning disabled. Quinn Bradlee writes about how his father gave him courage and confidence, about what it is like not just to be the son of the Ben Bradlee but his father's best pal. He tells wistfully how their roles have reversed and how he has become his father's protector. Sally Quinn, wife and mother, offers her observation on fathers and sons in this joyous celebration of a special relationship.
Category: Biography & Autobiography