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Everything Is Horrible And Wonderful

Author : Stephanie Wittels Wachs
ISBN : 9781492664116
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The space between life and death is a moment. But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments. One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever.. Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance? In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers. A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Explorations In Classical Sociological Theory

Author : Kenneth Allan
ISBN : 9781412978125
Genre : Social Science
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Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World, Second Edition is an undergraduate sociological theory textbook that introduces the student to the major classical theorists, including Marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, Gilman, and Du Bois. The theorists were chosen for the diversity of their perspectives as well as their ability to introduce the student to contemporary theory. Kenneth Allan uses a lively informative writing style to engage the students in the eras of social change that spawned the major sociological theories and then applies them to the current era, which also is experiencing major social change. Features and benefits: · The book includes a glossary of terms. Each of the theorist’s important concepts are highlighted in the text and clear definitions provided in the glossary. This feature is particularly important because theory is made up of terms and concepts and without the use of a glossary, it is very easy for the undergraduate theory student to lose track of the terms and meanings. · While the book is organized primarily around the individual theorist’s perspective, a categorical scheme is also provided so the student can roughly situate the theorists and decide for themselves some of sociology’s big questions. The scheme provided in the book is not the one usually used by textbooks. The more commonly used scheme (conflict, functional, interaction) hides some really important questions that the student needs to consider (for example, is society an object or does it exist only through interpretations?). · The book provides an appendix with complete definitions of most of sociology’s major "perspectives" e.g., critical theory (including feminism, race, and queer theory, postmodernism, and so on), exchange theory, rational choice theory, dramaturgy, ethnomethodology, structuration, network theory, ecological theory, social phenomenology, and so on. · The book introduces the power and poetry of theory by extensive use of original source material from the theorists writings.
Category: Social Science

The Journal Of Claude Fredericks Volume Three Part One Cambridge 1943

Author : Claude Fredericks
ISBN : 9781465306173
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This third volume of The Journal Of Claude Fredericks is his journal for the year 1943, a Wanderjahr that begins with a spring in Cambridge, where Volume Two ended, but with Fredericks, having left studies at Harvard, living now in a room at Maud Bemiss house on Nutting Road near the Cowley Fathers, seeing various friends from earlier, Brie Taylor, John Simon, Anthony Clark, Paul Doguereau, the George Sartons, and making new friends as well. The summer is spent in a cabin on the shore near Belfast Maine, writing and studying still and coming to know the family that lives on the hill. In September, after spending ten days with Paul Doguereau and Fanny Mason in Walpole New Hampshire on the beautiful Mason estate overlooking the Connecticut and a month in New York living in an apartment on University Place and seeing his friend May Sarton and coming to know Muriel Rukeyser and Julian Beck, he heads with his friend William Quinn to Iowa to live with several friends of theirs who also have left Harvard, in particular Michael Millen and Paul Rail, all of them proclaiming in different ways, as Quinn and Fredericks do in theirs, their objections to Americas part in the war that had begun in December 1941. After two weeks Fredericks leaves to stay with a friend in Chicago, Martha Johnson, and to settle in and write about the troubling events of the previous days and then go on to Missouri, to pay filial pieties to members of his family there and after that go south with his mother to Mexico City for a week and then with her to Acapulco for ten days at Christmas, a spot at that time still undiscovered and with only two small hotels. Finally at the years end he heads back east to New York, where he has plans to settle down and live forever, in the city he had always loved the most of any he knew.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

From Dopefiend To Deacon

Author : BILLY
ISBN : 9781491847534
Genre : Self-Help
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IT WAS PLACED ON MY HEART A FEW YEARS AGO AFTER BEING REJECTED, YET AGAIN, FOR A PROMOTION ON THE JOB TO BEGIN WRITING. FOR FIVE YEARS, I WROTE ON AND OFF UNTIL COMPLETION. I WANTED TO SHARE HOW GOOD GOD HAD BEEN TO ME EVEN WHEN I DID NOT REALIZE IT. I ALSO WANT TO ENCOURAGE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS HOPE FOR ALL OF US. THAT HOPE RESTS IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR. SO LET US OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND OUR TESTIMONIES. THIS IS A PART OF MINE, GOD BLESS.
Category: Self-Help

Principles And Practice Of Homeopathy

Author : David Owen
ISBN : 9780443100895
Genre : Medical
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This comprehensive, modern textbook on the principles and practice of homeopathy provides a detailed, practical, and thorough basis for the understanding and the application of homeopathy. The book is divided into six sections that take the understanding of homeopathy from basic principles through treatment of acute, chronic illnesses; the first prescription; the difficult case; and incurable cases.
Category: Medical

Think Different

Author : Andreas Boskugel
ISBN : 9781622878888
Genre : Self-Help
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Think! Different is a different kind of self-help book: the author, Andreas Boskugel, is well-known in Europe and appreciated for his clear and direct manner. Boskugel has taken the law of attraction to its systematic and logical conclusion! This book is completely free of otherwise typical references to moral or religious "standards" because the law of attraction – like all natural laws – isn't based on morality or religion. Consequently the author has a very different take than do others on success; for example, he doesn't idolize hard work, honesty and gratitude ad absurdum, for these are only religious and cultural based opinions and actually contradict the law of attraction. The author also forgoes otherwise typical teachings about what is right or wrong; after all, what is "right" is individually defined. Feigned pity or morality sermons are also not included in this work. This work is for those who love the integrity of the law of attraction and prefer clarity over political correctness. And it's for those who really want to get somewhere in life and who therefore question existing opinions. It's for people who are able to think on their own instead of going with the flow. For many, it was not until reading this book that they finally understood the law of attraction, for the topics in this book are more logically organized than in other popular works, and insights are offered that can dramatically improve the lives of readers. Completely new insights about the existing laws of life can help readers become invincible masters of their own destiny. Keywords: Law of Attraction, Self-Help, Success, Wealth, Dream, Wish Fulfillment, Love, Relationship, Money
Category: Self-Help

Nectar 22

Author : Babaji Bob Kindler
ISBN :
Genre : Religion
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With open arms and open minds we welcome the contemporary reader and lover of Truth to another feast for the soul, some Amrita, Nectar for the aspiring mind of the devout and avid practitioner. This open invitation is extended not only to those who have already grounded themselves in the search for Freedom via authentic spiritual traditions, but also to those who show a keen interest and feel drawn to those subtle visions and revelations of spiritual life which otherwise get obscured by the everyday goings-on of the secularized world and its conventionalized religion. Even a basic curiosity about mystical paths and ways and the esoteric wisdom they contain is apt excuse to embark upon this compelling journey which will turn the confused and restless soul, now enjoying and suffering in turns at the hands of fragmented mind and insentient matter, towards all the answers it requires and has been searching for over many lifetimes. So come, say the sages and seers, and find the highest refection of the soul possible at this sublime wisdom retreat in the isolated mountain ranges of varied spiritual experiences. Any of the tried and true pathways called authentic religions, rightly comprehended, will lead one there. The life-giving waters of Vedanta, Jainism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Chinese Buddhism, and Bhakti and Karma Yogas all flow predominantly through the pages of this enlightening issue of Advaita-satya-amritam. Book reviews inclusive of world religions such as Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism also form little liquid pools of its conscious content, while eddies of Sufism, Yoga, Tantra, and Western Philosophy also play with in it — all carried on the powerful but unseen Truth-tide of Nonduality. Read on, dear soul, read on. Get immersed in the Waters of Eternal Life which, like a well-spring appearing near the thirst-filled road of embodiment, brings both peace and Self-realization to the transmigrating soul.
Category: Religion

More Than Yesterday And Less Than Tomorrow

Author : Giselle v. Klitzing
ISBN : 1462813062
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is my story, true in every detail, a story of the love between a naive young girl and an older wise man during World War II. Since then, a long time passed by; but in spite of my many following adventures, this love never died.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Feminism And The Periodical Press 1900 1918

Author : Lucy Delap
ISBN : 0415320283
Genre : Feminism
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The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in which a number of 'progressive' traditions were formulated, shaped or abandoned, including socialism, feminism, modernism, empire politics, trade unionism and welfarism. Organized around some of the central themes of political thought and utopian thinking, this impressive collection gathers together classic articles from key periodicals. The set presents a comprehensive sourcebook of readings on Edwardian/Progressive era feminist thought, exploring the intervention of the radical public intellectuals working in these traditions in North America and the UK from 1900-1918.
Category: Feminism

Existential Phenomenological Perspectives In Psychology

Author : Ronald S. Valle
ISBN : 9781461569893
Genre : Psychology
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When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.
Category: Psychology