A FRACTURED LIFE

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A Fractured Life

Author : Shabnam Samuel
ISBN : 173208159X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Abandoned by her parents as a three-year-old, and ultimately leaving her home country India for a new life in America as a young mother of a three-year-old son, this is not only an immigrant's story, but a poignant and powerful memoir that is at first, one of sadness and continuing adversity, but ultimately one of strength, purpose, and the universal triumph of hope. It is a story of dislocation, disruption, and despair, and brings focus to the silencing of girlhood and womanhood and how with time, love, and support we can work our way out of that silence. Shabnam Samuel was twenty seven when she moved to the US, carrying with her a troubled marriage, an almost estranged husband, and a three-year-old son. Hoping to create a fresh start from everything that was holding her down, it took Shabnam twenty-five years of trials and tribulations to finally find her voice, her strength, and her place in this world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Yusif Sayigh

Author : Rosemary Sayigh
ISBN : 9789774166716
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An acclaimed economist and lifelong Palestinian nationalist Yusif Sayigh (1916-2004) came of age at a time of immense political change in the Middle East. Born in al-Bassa, near Acre in northern Palestine, he was witness to the events that led to the loss of Palestine and his memoir therefore constitutes a vivid social history of the region, as well as a revealing firsthand account of the Palestinian national movement almost from its earliest inception. Family and everyday life, co-villagers, landscapes, pleasures, outings, schooling, and political figures recreate the vanished world of Sayigh's formative years in the Levant. An activist in Palestine, he was taken prisoner of war by the Israelis in 1948. Later, as an economist, he wrote extensively on Arab oil, economic development, and manpower, teaching for many years at the American University of Beirut and taking early retirement in 1974 to work as a consultant for a number of pan-Arab and international organizations. A single chapter on Palestinian politics provides insights into his later activist work and experiences of working as a consultant with the Palestine Liberation Organization to produce an economic plan for an eventual Palestinian state. This fascinating memoir by a pioneer and major figure of the Palestinian national movement is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Palestinian life during the first half of the twentieth century as well as an account of some of the most pressing political and economic issues to have faced the Arab world for the better part of the twentieth century.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Fractured Life Of 3743

Author : Rob Cabitto
ISBN : 1592984320
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life of 3743 is a journey, beginning with tragedy, addiction and culminating in redemption born out of desperation. Rob Cabitto's story of his fractured life being redeemed is a powerful and cautionary tale of how a life can go horribly wrong. When Rob was five, he was put up for adoption because of the severe addictions of his parents. As is often the case, these early hardships helped to make the man who he is today. Rob tells what it was like to live untethered to any spiritual, tribal or social belief system—and the consequences associated with an amoral lifestyle. He describes exactly what it was like to be homeless, penniless and jobless, with nowhere to go but down. However, what he believed to be his bottom was only a temporary stopping point. He had yet to fall further, and for many years, lived in the abyss of a life without meaning or direction. This story is about overcoming immense obstacles as a child, the bad choices he made as a young adult and into adulthood, and the resilience of the human spirit. A Fractured Life Redeemed is insightful, captivating and has a universal message for all those who have been hopeless or lost—and that message is hope...
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Navigating A Fractured Life Of Fear

Author : Michele Lyn Shriver
ISBN : 109575498X
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Amy and Grace's heartbreaking life began early on with a tragic loss. This tragedy would force Grace to make a dreadful life-changing decision jeopardizing both her and her baby girl's future. Fragile and vulnerable, with no means of support or a home to live in and an infant to care for, Grace fell victim to the false promises of love and security offered by a violent and abusive man. Unknowingly, Grace set up her future life in a "hell-hole" existence with a formidable psychopath. Throughout Amy's young life, she struggled to make sense of her servile mother Grace's passive nature, and willingness to accept the abominable threats, violence, and treatment by her serial abuser husband. Amy realized early on her and her future family's life was in shambles. As a teen, Amy determinedly worked at different jobs to save enough money to plan an escape from the brutality and obscenity in The House of Madness. This sinister home environment she shared with her family influenced her every choice and decision. Unfortunately, without any guidance to help her achieve a modicum of peace and love, Amy chose many difficult paths to aspire to a stable future. Life became a relentless challenge for Amy. Unfathomable, extraordinary events and unexplained transcendent entities became beacons of hope providing courage and strength. However, when a catastrophic event occurred to test her, she just needed to accept the words of these entities and listen. Many times, love came to Amy, nonetheless, she always believed there to be a huge, empty hole in her heart. The love, peace, and stability of her dreams for the perfect future seemed to be a distant star. Finally, Amy felt the passion and peace she craved. However, there was a myriad of irrefutable outside influences denying a favorable outcome for the relationship to thrive. Ahhh...but, the Universe had a plan
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The Fractured Life Of Jimmy Dice

Author : Ronan Ryan
ISBN : 9781472237262
Genre : Fiction
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If you enjoy Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Donal Ryan and Lisa McInerney, you will want to read THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE by Ronan Ryan. Jimmy is born a twin, and while he doesn't know it, his nearest sibling has stayed with him forever, overseeing the drama of his life played out and acting as a narrative voice. As a young boy, aged seven, Jimmy loses a lower limb to an attack dog - the first of many disasters that shape him for the future. Jimmy is a chancer who becomes a wilful man unafraid to stand up to a notorious Dublin gangster. He's also a young man with heart and belief: a loyal son, a good friend, a courageous brother and a sweet and passionate lover. Part love story, part coming of age, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is also the story of a life in the changing streets of Ireland, from the days of the Troubles to the boom and bust years and Dublin today.
Category: Fiction

A Fractured Life

Author : Zole Hammer
ISBN : 1593930720
Genre : History
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A Fractured Life

Author : Julie Metaxotos
ISBN : 0994630301
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Christmas Eve 2013 is a day Julie Metaxotos can't remember but will never forget. A normal morning became a day like no other when her car was involved in a serious collision and her life was fractured. Out of her crumpled car they pulled her broken body, unsure whether she would survive. But no one could have known, not even Julie herself, the extent of the fighting spirit and massive determination that would see her win battles, beat setbacks and overcome hurdles over the next two years on the journey back to health. Losing control of her life and limbs, she had to reset her beliefs, her expectations and her hopes to rebuild herself and her world. The challenges that burdened her time and time again hurt as much as the many broken bones, but she never let them beat her, to the continued amazement of her family, friends, doctors and rehabilitation team. She won the fight for life and for health, and along the way won the hearts of everyone she encountered. This is her story.
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Twelve Weeks To Change A Life

Author : Max A. Greenberg
ISBN : 9780520969988
Genre : Social Science
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Hailed as a means to transform cultural norms and change lives, violence prevention programs signal a slow-rolling policy revolution that has reached nearly two-thirds of young people in the United States today. Max A. Greenberg takes us inside the booming market for programming and onto the asphalt campuses of Los Angeles where these programs are implemented, many just one hour a week for 12 weeks. He spotlights how these ephemeral programs, built on troves of risk data, are disconnected from the lived experiences of the young people they were created to support. Going beyond the narrow stories told about at-risk youth through data and in policy, Greenberg sketches a vivid portrait of young men and women coming of age and forming relationships in a world of abiding harm and fleeting, fragmented support. At the same time, Greenberg maps the minefield of historical and structural inequalities that program facilitators must navigate to build meaningful connections with the youth they serve. Taken together, these programs shape the stories and politics of a generation and reveal how social policy can go wrong when it ignores the lives of young people.
Category: Social Science

Letters From A Bipolar Mother

Author : Alyssa Reyans
ISBN : 0615600689
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In "Letters of A Bipolar Mother, Alyssa Reyans tells the story she's never been able to tell her children: how she lost them in a battle with her own mental illness. She shares with them - and the world - what the mind of a woman suffering bipolar depression looks like, how the darkness she battled on a daily basis almost won, and how, years later, she found the courage to claw her way out of the abyss. Covering a span of five years, Alyssa Reyans shares both her pain and strength in a struggle against an incurable illness which millions of other women also face.
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A Fractured Mind

Author : Robert B. Oxnam
ISBN : 9781401305703
Genre : Psychology
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In 1989, Robert B. Oxnam, the successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society, faced up to what he thought was his biggest personal challenge: alcoholism. But this dependency masked a problem far more serious: Multiple Personality Disorder. At the peak of his professional career, after having led the Asia Society for nearly a decade, Oxnam was haunted by periodic blackouts and episodic rages. After his family and friends intervened, Oxnam received help from a psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, and entered a rehab center. It wasn't until 1990 during a session with Dr. Smith that the first of Oxnam's eleven alternate personalities--an angry young boy named Tommy--suddenly emerged. With Dr. Smith's help, Oxnam began the exhausting and fascinating process of uncovering his many personalities and the childhood trauma that caused his condition. This is the powerful and moving story of one person's struggle with this terrifying illness. The book includes an epilogue by Dr. Smith in which he describes Robert's case, the treatment, and the nature of multiple personality disorder. Robert's courage in facing his situation and overcoming his painful past makes for a dramatic and inspiring book.
Category: Psychology