Tuesdays With Morrie

Author : Mitch Albom
ISBN : 1524763276
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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
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Damit Ihr Mich Nicht Vergesst

Author : Mitch Albom
ISBN : 9783641050825
Genre : Fiction
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Viele Wege führen zu Gott! Mitch Albom ist überrascht, als Albert Lewis, der betagte Rabbi seiner Heimatgemeinde in New Jersey, ihn darum bittet, bei seinem Tod die Trauerrede für ihn zu halten. Er versteht nicht, weshalb der Rabbi ihn dafür ausgewählt hat, denn den Bezug zum Glauben hat er schon lange verloren. Schließlich willigt er unter der Bedingung ein, den Rabbi besser kennenlernen zu dürfen. Und so erfährt er Albert Lewis während der kommenden acht Jahre bei ihren Treffen nicht nur als einen engagierten Mann der Kirche, sondern auch als einen ebenso klugen wie humorvollen Menschen. In dieser Zeit begegnet Mitch Albom in Detroit jedoch auch Henry Covington, einem Pastor mit krimineller Vergangenheit, dessen Schicksal eine fast unmöglich scheinende Wandlung erfahren hat. Die beiden Männer lehren Mitch Albom, die Welt und den Glauben mit neuen Augen zu sehen – und er nimmt aus den Gesprächen mit ihnen kostbare Anstöße und Erkenntnisse mit, die sein Leben verändern.
Category: Fiction

It S Always Something

Author : Gilda Radner
ISBN : 9781439148860
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fresh from the Second City troupe in Toronto, Gilda Radner created such memorable characters as Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna as a member of the original cast of Saturday Night Live. The wife of Gene Wilder, Gilda was plagued by persistent health problems and two miscarriages, and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986. Brave, funny, and painfully honest, the twentieth-anniversary edition of It's Always Something is the story of Gilda's journey while living with cancer and her determination to continue laughing. "Cancer," she said, "is about the most unfunny thing in the world." But Gilda's gutsy and unique sense of humor never left her as she describes two years of cancer treatment -- surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment, as well as the high and low points of her own career. Told as only Gilda could tell it, and newly revised to include a resource guide for those living with cancer, It's Always Something is the inspiring story of a courageous, funny woman determined to enjoy life no matter the circumstances.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Die F Nf Menschen Die Dir Im Himmel Begegnen

Author : Mitch Albom
ISBN : 9783641176990
Genre : Fiction
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An seinem 83. Geburtstag kommt Eddie bei einem Unfall ums Leben. Es scheint das tragische Ende eines bedeutungslosen Daseins. Doch im Jenseits begegnet er fünf Menschen, die in seinem Leben eine entscheidende Rolle gespielt haben. Anhand ihrer Erzählungen offenbaren sie Eddie Zusammenhänge in seinem Schicksal, die ihm bislang verborgen waren. Sie lehren ihn, sich mit seiner Vergangenheit zu versöhnen und zeigen ihm den verborgenen Sinn in einem nur scheinbar bedeutungslosen Sein.
Category: Fiction

I Never Knew I Had A Choice Explorations In Personal Growth

Author : Gerald Corey
ISBN : 9781337515825
Genre : Education
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Honest and inspiring, I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, 11th Edition, is an invitation to personal learning and growth -- and a roadmap to lasting change. Research-based, yet written in a personal, encouraging tone, the book helps students examine the choices they've made, expand their awareness of the choices available to them, and choose where to go next. Emphasizing the role of personal responsibility and choice in creating a meaningful life, the text explores a wide variety of key topics, including personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior and choices, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. Self-inventories, exercises, activities, and first-person accounts of difficult choices real people have made give students invaluable insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Right Words At The Right Time

Author : Marlo Thomas
ISBN : 074344650X
Genre : Self-Help
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Featuring reflections on how different people found wisdom and hope in the inspirational words of loved ones, a collection of thoughtful advice includes contributions by Tom Brokaw, Jimmy Carter, Steven Spielberg, Amy Tan, and many others.
Category: Self-Help

Last Lecture Die Lehren Meines Lebens

Author : Randy Pausch
ISBN : 9783641051198
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 73.92 MB
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»Die Buchsensation des Jahres.« Focus Im September 2007 hält Randy Pausch, Informatik-Professor an der Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, seine Abschiedsvorlesung. Das Thema: Seine Kindheitsträume und wie er sie verwirklicht hat. Der Anlass: Pausch ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt. Kurz darauf kennen Millionen Menschen ihn und seine bewegende Rede. Das vorliegende Buch, für das die »Last Lecture« den Anstoß gegeben hat, ist in Gesprächen mit dem Journalisten Jeffrey Zaslow entstanden. Darin sind die Lebenseinsichten Pauschs mit seiner persönlichen Lebensgeschichte verwoben. Wie man seine Träume verwirklicht und anderen dabei hilft – ein beeindruckendes Beispiel für Optimismus und Lebensbejahung.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Other Side Of The Altar

Author : Paul E. Dinter
ISBN : 9781429984768
Genre : Religion
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In all the coverage of the priestly sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, one story has been left untold: the story of the everyday lives of Catholic priests in America, which remain so little understood as to be a secret, even as one priestly sexual predation after another has come to light. In The Other Side of the Altar, Paul Dinter tells one priest's story--his own--in such a way as to reveal the lives of a generation of priests that spanned two very different eras. These priests entered the ministry in the 1960s, when Catholic seminaries were full of young men inspired by both the Church's ancient faith and the Second Vatican Council's promises of renewal. But by the early 1970s, the priesthood--and the celibate fraternity it depended upon--proved quite different from what the Council had promised. American society had changed, too, particularly in the area of sexuality. As a result, there emerged a clerical subculture of denial and duplicity, which all but guaranteed that the sexual abuse of children by priests would be routinely covered up by the Church's bishops. Dinter, now married and raising two stepdaughters, left the priesthood in 1994 over the issue of celibacy, but not before having occasion to reflect on the whole range of priestly struggles with celibacy and sexual life in general--in Rome and rural England, on an Ivy League campus, and in parish rectories of the archdiocese of New York. His candid and affecting account--written from the other side of the altar, so to speak--makes clear that celibacy, sexuality, and power among the clergy have long been intertwined, and suggests how much must change if the Catholic Church hopes to regain the trust of its people.
Category: Religion

Chase S Calendar Of Events 2011 Edition

Author : Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
ISBN : 0071740279
Genre : Reference
File Size : 53.64 MB
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Chase’s Calendar of Events is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available in the world on special days, weeks, and months. Indispensable CD-ROM holds all the book’s 12,500 entries. Unique reference in the marketplace acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.
Category: Reference