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Reading Changed My Life

Author : Beth Johnson
ISBN : 1591940125
Genre : English language
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One of the titles in the Townsend Library.
Category: English language

How Reading Changed My Life

Author : Anna Quindlen
ISBN : 9780307763525
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across the country.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Can T See For Looking

Author : Dom Musial
ISBN : 9781777279868
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life is difficult for many people who face great dilemmas. For them life can be a blur. However, this statement will be quite literal when you only put yourself in my shoes. For years now, I have suffered. During my teenage years, I was diagnosed with an untreatable nerve condition that tragically made me lose my sight within a spec of time. Since then, I had to learn to adapt to my new way of living - as a young blind adult. Finishing school, moving on to university, and doing things I love most. Difficult, yet I learn to manage. I experienced many a moment where I thought I could not cope anymore. I could not do it. But I rose again and tried my hardest. The blind journey took me through an unknown path as I learned ways of living a life unlike the one of an average person, but it also gave me a new perspective on the world. Now, all I can hope for is that the blurry future that is ahead of me is a joyful one. Experience my adventure with me and see my story through my eyes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Suzuki Changed My Life

Author : Masaaki Honda
ISBN : 145740043X
Genre : Music
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This autobiographical work is full of touching anecdotal references to occurrences in Honda's early life which subtly bring the Suzuki philosophies into focus. Written in the early seventies, this charming book seems at first to be an autobiography (which indeed it is), but as one reads further into the book, one realizes that it is much more. Through the effective use of literary devices, Honda is in reality painting a picture of another life, that of his mentor, Shinichi Suzuki. As Honda tells of his boyhood, each time he learns a lesson in life -- humility, compassion, philosophy, love of life, love of art and music -- he is in fact building towards the core of his later passion, the spreading of Suzuki's teachings worldwide. Contained herewith is a history lesson on the beginnings of Talent Education in Japan as told by one of the few people who was there at the very beginning. "Develop character through music" -- this is how Dr. Honda defines Talent Education at its most fundamental. One learns of the beginnings of Suzuki teaching in the United States from one of the men responsible for bringing Talent Education to this country. This is entertaining reading, with joy, heartache, pain, courage and, above all, insight into this revolution which is still taking place, the development of early childhood education. It should be read by all who have a passing interest in Suzuki and his teachings.
Category: Music

The Books That Changed My Life

Author : Bethanne Patrick
ISBN : 9781941393659
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Collects one hundred reflections by prominent authors, politicians, actors, musicians, and celebrities on a book that changed their lives, including Keith Carradine on The book of Daniel, Tim Gunn on Let us now praise famous men, and R.L. Stine on Pinocchio.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading Women

Author : Stephanie Staal
ISBN : 9781459612600
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When Stephanie Staal first read The Feminine Mystique in college, she found it ''a mildly interesting relic from another era.'' But more than a decade later, as a married stay-at-home mom in the suburbs, Staal rediscovered Betty Friedan's classic work-and was surprised how much she identified with the laments and misgivings of 1950s housewives. She set out on a quest: to reenroll at Barnard and re-read the great books she had first encountered as an undergrad.From the banishment of Eve to Judith Butler's Gender Trouble, Staal explores the significance of each of these classic tales by and of women, highlighting the relevance these ideas still have today. This process leads Staal to find the self she thought she had lost-curious and ambitious, zany and critical-and inspires new understandings of her relationships with her husband, her mother, and her daughter.

How Winning The Lottery Changed My Life

Author : Sandra Hayes
ISBN : 1467870447
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What if you suddenly acquired a windfall of money and maybe a little fame? How would it change your life? This is my story, a true story of how my life changed since winning the lottery in April 2006. It includes the controversial reality show Million Dollar Christmas, which aired December 2007. That reality show featured four out of the thirteen lottery winners (we were dubbed the Lucky 13), who consented to being filmed for a reality show. The show was about our lives as we prepared for our first Christmas as millionaires. Out of the four stories, my story was the most talked about throughout the country. I received both positive and negative feedback from people across the United States. My story in this book includes the love I received, the hate, the hopes, and regrets that come with a life-altering change. After reading this book, perhaps you will be able to answer this question: Is winning the lottery a blessing or a curse
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Prayer Of My Life How God Changed Me In Seven Months

Author : Tony Portugal
ISBN : 9781450047388
Genre : Religion
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What makes this book extremely unique is that the story portion, minus the editing process, was actually written in less than one week. The principles, which are at the end of the story, were written during Tonys journey in his initial seven months with God. In Tonys own words he says: I was not raised in church. I have never known God. Truthfully, I have never actually known myself. My familys love and their concerns for my well-being had always fallen on deaf ears. Simply by establishing my life around counterfeit friends, it forced me to live in the darkest reality of my time. What changed? I went to kill a manand instead Jesus interfered. It is quite unbelievable how believable God really is. The Bible would become the first Book I ever read. Did I understand it at first? No. But the Bible is not based on logical thinking, but illogical people. Lord, I refuse to leave Your presence until You bring out of me what You promised was in me. With that same perspective, the Bible contains a power that enables us to go beyond ourselves. Its mind-blowing how within seven months God can flip your world inside out!
Category: Religion

Well Read Lives

Author : Barbara Sicherman
ISBN : 9780807833087
Genre : Social Science
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In a compelling approach structured as theme and variations, the author offers insightful profiles of a number of accomplished women born in Americas Gilded Age who lost and found themselves in books, and worked out a new life purpose around them. Some wo
Category: Social Science

A To Z Of American Women Writers

Author : Carol Kort
ISBN : 9781438107936
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Book That Changed My Life

Author : Roxanne J. Coady
ISBN : 9781101043462
Genre : Literary Collections
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Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the most to them. For Doris Kearns Goodwin it was Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, which inspired her to enter a field, history writing, traditionally reserved for men. For Jacques Pépin it was The Myth of Sisyphus, which taught him the importance of personal responsibility, dignity, and goodness in the midst of existentialist France. A testament to the life-altering importance of literature, this book inspires us to return to old favorites and seek out new treasures. All proceeds go to The Read to Grow Foundation, which partners with urban hospitals to provide books and literacy information to newborns and their families.
Category: Literary Collections

Life With Beau

Author : Anna Quindlen
ISBN : 9781407008196
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What started as an ode to Quindlen's aging black Labrador in her Newsweek column has become a life-affirming short book about happiness, in the tradition of A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE and BEING PERFECT. In this wise little book, Anna Quindlen writes: "The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter, more compressed." Quindlen continues, with her trademark wonderful writing, sound wisdom and humor, to explain how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau, and how she's learned how to enjoy life, in the simplest of ways, by watching him. She writes, "When I was a mixed-breed puppy, I could never have imagined how simple and basic contentment could be. And that's what I've learned from watching Beau: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure myself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise my nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, "I smell bacon!"
Category: Biography & Autobiography

How Sassy Changed My Life

Author : Kara Jesella
ISBN : 9781466821613
Genre : Social Science
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For a generation of teenage girls, Sassy magazine was nothing short of revolutionary—so much so that its audience, which stretched from tweens to twentysomething women, remains obsessed with it to this day and back issues are sold for hefty sums on the Internet. For its brief but brilliant run from 1988 to 1994, Sassy was the arbiter of all that was hip and cool, inspiring a dogged devotion from its readers while almost single-handedly bringing the idea of girl culture to the mainstream. In the process, Sassy changed the face of teen magazines in the United States, paved the way for the unedited voice of blogs, and influenced the current crop of smart women's zines, such as Bust and Bitch, that currently hold sway. How Sassy Changed My Life will present for the first time the inside story of the magazine's rise and fall while celebrating its unique vision and lasting impact. Through interviews with the staff, columnists, and favorite personalities we are brought behind the scenes from its launch to its final issue and witness its unique fusion of feminism and femininity, its frank commentary on taboo topics like teen sex and suicide, its battles with advertisers and the religious right, and the ascension of its writers from anonymous staffers to celebrities in their own right.
Category: Social Science

Frog Music 101 Amazing Facts You Didn T Know

Author : G Whiz
ISBN : 9781498999588
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Did you know Anna Quindlen wrote this book on a purpose to uphold the art of women, specifically those that centers around family lives? Or, did you know The book bears the life story of Rebecca Winter. Once a stay-home-mom, she got famous as a photographer by chance. But now at a ripe age of sixty, she tries to look back at her life looking for newer meaning to move on? What are the amazing facts of Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Taking Charge Of Your Reading

Author : Maria Valeri-Gold
ISBN : 0321012097
Genre : Reading (Higher education)
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Intended for the combined reading and study skills course, Taking Charge of Your Reading! offers strategies for success and a wealth of exercises including comprehension quizzes and activities. Chapters on reading in the humanities, reading in the social sciences, and reading in the hard sciences are included. This dynamic and modern text includes fully integrated coverage of using computers and the best supplements package available on the market, including a free copy of Reading RoadTrip CD-ROM and a free copy of the Writer's Toolkit CD-ROM. Also included is a free student planner that helps students organize their semester.
Category: Reading (Higher education)

How I Changed My Life In A Year

Author : Shelley Wilson
ISBN : 9781947727984
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover How to Change Your Life in a Year Straight-talking, honest and with touches of humour, Shelley Wilson shares her journey as she sets out to prove that being a 40-something, single mum with back fat and grey hairs isn't the end of life as we know it. From fighting flab to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, Shelley covers a wide variety of themes as she tackles twelve challenges in twelve months. Packed with affirmations, tips, steps and links, HOW I CHANGED MY LIFE IN A YEAR will keep you motivated for the year to come and beyond.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Book That Changed My Life

Author : Diane Osen
ISBN : 9780307793652
Genre : Reference
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Every reader can name at least one book that changed his or her life—and many more beloved titles will surely come to mind as well. In The Book That Changed My Life, fifteen of America’s most influential authors discuss their own special literary choices. These unique interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists offer new insights into the many ways in which the experience of reading shapes the act of writing. Robert Stone on Joseph Conrad’s Victory, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James’s Washington Square, Charles Johnson on Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf—each approaches the question of literary influence, while offering rich and wonderful revelations about his or her own writing career. James Carroll, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, Diane Johnson, Philip Levine, David Levering Lewis, Barry Lopez, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Grace Paley, Linda Pastan, and Katherine Paterson are the other distinguished contributors to this collection of informed, insightful interviews. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Reference

A Short Guide To A Happy Life

Author : Anna Quindlen
ISBN : 9781407058511
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to 'get a life' - to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. Anna Quindlen uses her candid, heart-to-heart voice to show us how good life really is: 'Life is made of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a line stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves how to live, really live-to love the journey, not the destination.'But how to live from that perspective? To fully engage in our days? In this, an unusual and beautiful book, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that come from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Object Lessons

Author : Anna Quindlen
ISBN : 9781409039365
Genre : Fiction
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It is the 1960s, in suburban New York City, and twelve-year-old Maggie Scanlan begins to sense that despite the calm surface of her peaceful life, everything is going strangely wrong. When her all-powerful grandfather is struck down by a stroke, the reverberations affect Maggie's entire family. Her normally dispassionate father breaks down, her mother becomes distant and unavailable, and matters only get worse when her cousin and her best friend start doing things to each other that leave Maggie confused about sex and terrified of sin. With all of this upheaval, how can she be sure that what she wants is even worth having?
Category: Fiction

Decisions That Changed My Life

Author : Excel Ogugbue, PhD
ISBN : 9781490849195
Genre : Self-Help
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Decisions That Changed My Life: An Inspiring True-Life Story Decisions That Changed My Life--the practical life experience of a poor African kid who grew up in the City of Aba, Nigeria--is for anyone who wants to read and learn about an inspiring true story. Excel Ogugbue offers up his dramatic life story as an example of how to beat the odds and live your dreams. His journey from loss and hardship in Nigeria to life in the United States is a gripping story that combines practical, nitty-gritty advice with exhilarating inspiration. This is an engaging story filled with the twists and turns, the drama and disappointments of real life. With a doctorate degree in petroleum engineering and a promising career in the oil and gas industry, Excel shares his experiences with raising money to fund his education and to support his family, as well as his inspiring stories of academic success, faith, honesty, and integrity that made him a candidate for the top.
Category: Self-Help