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I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself

Author : Jen Kirkman
ISBN : 9781476739946
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Discusses the author's choice to not have children and how it shapes and affects her comedy career, and provides humorous advice to those making similiar choices on how to handle friends and family pressuring them to have a child.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Know What I M Doing And Other Lies I Tell Myself

Author : Jen Kirkman
ISBN : 9781476770284
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a 'friend with benefits' or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man"--Amazon.com.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Crisis Intervention Handbook

Author : Kenneth Yeager
ISBN : 9780190201074
Genre : Social Science
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Fewer concepts in American society have received more attention recently than the need for skilled crisis intervention. Images of crises inundate internet and newspaper headlines, television screens and mobile devices. As a result of the growing amount of acute crisis events portrayed in the media that impact the lives of the general public, interest in crisis intervention, response teams, management, and stabilization has grown tremendously. Skills and methods to effectively manage acute crisis situations are in high demand. While many claim to understand the rapidly growing demand for effective crisis management, few provide clearly outlined step-by-step processes to educate and guide health and mental health professionals. This is a thorough revision of the first complete and authoritative handbook that prepares the crisis counselor for rapid assessment and timely crisis intervention in the 21st century. Expanded and fully updated, the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Fourth Edition focuses on crisis intervention services for persons who are victims of natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent crimes, and personal or family crises. It applies a unifying model of crisis intervention, making it appropriate for front-line crisis workers-clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric-mental health nurses, and graduate students who need to know the latest steps and methods for intervening effectively with persons in acute crisis.
Category: Social Science

Player Haters

Author : Carl Weber
ISBN : 9780758259783
Genre : Fiction
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"A fast-paced mix of scandal, jealousy, and wickedness." --Publishers Weekly Carl Weber delivers the drama as only he can in this page-turning tale of the ties that bind family together--and tear them apart. . . Trent Duncan did a good job holding his family together after his dad died. Too bad the smooth talking charmer can't do the same for himself. Trent's the ultimate player--but he's about to play himself right outta the game. And he's not the only Duncan with problems. Trent's brother, Wil, thought he was happily married, until his wife stopped being intimate with him. Meanwhile, his new secretary has made it very clear that she's interested. . .And little sister Melanie is sure she's met her prince--literally. Prince may be a friend of Trent's, but the two men are like night and day. Prince is the kind of man Melanie would like to have kids with--and she's not the only one. Now, these three very different siblings have something in common--they're all in hot water. And they need to find a way to help themselves, and each other, before they get burned. . . "Full of flavor, wit, and drama." --QBR on Married Men "Filled with entertainment. . .will have you laughing from the very beginning." --Kimberla Lawson Roby on Lookin' for Luv
Category: Fiction

Twice In A Lifetime

Author : Constance O'Day Flannery
ISBN : 9781429988728
Genre : Fiction
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The Yellow Brick Road Gang, otherwise known as Metaphysical Misadventures in the Search for Enlightenment, is a circle of women who came together as a book club. Together they began a spiritual search -- and throughout the last eight years each woman has arrived at the realization that after all their searching for knowledge they've come full circle. The only constant is change and the only thing they know for certain is they know nothing. Anything is possible. Isabel turns fifty the day after the seventh anniversary of her husband's death. She's convinced she will never find love again -- and the Gang is convinced that all she needs to do is start taking some of her own great advice. When she meets Joshua--a younger man who wants to give her lessons on love and metaphysics--she finally gives in, heedless of the danger to her heart. But Joshua is both more and less than what he appears to be, and Isabel has to come to terms with herself -- and with Joshua's wonderful and strange provenance. The only way is through the yellow brick road -- which leads Isabel right back home, to the miracles within herself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Incident At Zhenbao

Author : Emory Black
ISBN : 9781463444204
Genre : Fiction
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Tom Hamilton, kicked out of the family’s Arizona ranch by his Marine step-dad, instantly falls in lust for Mike Kelly when he arrives at prestigious ivy-covered all-male Ridgeston College. But Tom’s not queer and neither is Mike, his twenty-eight-year-old Dormitory Master and one tough Marine. One misstep at Ridgeston and Tom will find himself drafted into the Vietnam War. A stunningly handsome swimmer, Tom is hardly cut out for the fast-paced sophisticated life and his fragile innocence is prey for women, his fellow swim teammates, and Jim Bradley who owns him with booze and taunting secret sexcapades, all things he fights to shun. Tom, confused and plagued by inner demons, is driven to the brink before he bares his soul to Mike. Both men are brought to their knees and Tom discovers who Mike truly is—a warrior to his very core—in the incident at Zhenbao. Tom grasps perfection for a moment. But a moment cut short by Fate.
Category: Fiction

The Seduction Of Water

Author : Carol Goodman
ISBN : 0345463501
Genre : Fiction
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Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Five Day Fast

Author : Keith Gray
ISBN : 9781477143766
Genre : Fiction
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Sid, a businessman, husband and father of two, through a series of unexpected events fi nds himself stranded temporarily in an inner city. What he experiences that day and several days after opens his mind in a way that changes his life forever..
Category: Fiction

Male Model

Author : Dave Benbow
ISBN : 9781496702623
Genre : Fiction
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In his sizzling debut novel, Daytime Drama, Dave Benbow took readers inside the sexy, catty world of soaps. Now he goes behind the seams--and under the covers--of LA's fashion district, where a man's body is his business, and one man's exquisite face and form are about to take him straight to the top, into the arms of an unlikely lover. . .and into the crosshairs of a deranged killer. . . Male Model Designing window displays for the glamorous Cameron Fuller USA store on Rodeo Drive is Blake Jackson's passion. After all, handsome, elegant designer Cameron Fuller is an icon of chic style. With his Vogue-thin wife, Suzette, he's one-half of "America's Couple." But rumors have swirled around him for years--whispers that his wife is a vicious, drunken shrew who holds Cameron's assets in her tight fist. . .that their relationship is like one of the store's many displays: luxurious, beautiful, and completely for show. . .and that Cameron's real passion is for the men he takes discreetly to his bed. Blake has often fantasized about Cameron, but he's completely unprepared to meet him in the flesh--or to have him offer to help with a last-minute window change during a surprise visit to the store late one night. Working side by side, the two men experience an overpowering attraction, and soon, they're engaged in a whirlwind secret affair, played out on private planes, in New York penthouses, behind office doors and in a remote, exotic beach house. For Blake, life with Cameron has its drawbacks--the secrecy and sneaking around--but it's sexier and more tender than he ever could have hoped. . .and it's about to get hotter. In need of a fresh look to launch his new cologne, Cameron finds it in his lover's chiseled cheekbones, ice-blue eyes, long, dark hair and hunky, six-pack abs. It's an offer Blake can't refuse, and within weeks, he's gone from shop-boy to poster god. A billboard of Blake romping in the California surf wearing only a pair of skin-tight leather low-riders stops traffic in Times Square and Hollywood. Suddenly, he's the "it" boy, wanted and feted from coast to coast, yet having to keep his feelings for Cameron in the shadows. But someone is unhappy about Blake's sudden rise to fame, and the growing love between the designer and his model. . .someone who knows their secrets. . .someone determined to make them pay dearly. And as the days tick down until the celebrity-packed party that will launch Blake's star, it's clear that the only way Cameron and Blake can hold on to what they have is to let go of everything else. . . Riveting and compulsively entertaining, Male Model is a wickedly revealing glimpse into the rarified world of fashion--the conniving stylists and creative directors who'd step on anyone to get ahead, the insecure models who swing both ways, the temperamental diva directors, the jaded wives living on couture shows and kinky boudoir habits, the barely concealed rage and need, lust and envy, desperation and dreams they all share. . .and the secrets they'd all kill to keep under (stylish) wraps.
Category: Fiction

The Replacements

Author : Jim Walsh
ISBN : 1610605403
Genre : Music
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At the dawn of "Morning in America"--a period that would nurse the rise of suit-and-tie culture--there emerged a national network of anti-corporate record shops, college radio stations, fanzines, nightclubs, and entrepreneurial record labels. In the watershed year 1981, this "indie" scene fostered several seminal releases. Among recordings by bands such as Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Husker Du, The Minutemen, and R.E.M. was an album called "Sorry Ma . . . Forgot to Take Out the Trash", recorded by a scruffy, flannel-clad quartet from Minneapolis called The Replacements. Now, for the first time, all of the hearsay, half-truths, legends, and allegations associated with this maelstrom of a rock & roll band are unraveled in this oral history by longtime Twin Cities music journalist Jim Walsh. Through interviews with family, friends, and fans; former manager Peter Jesperson; Twin/Tone record label cofounder Paul Stark; and musicians around the nation influenced by the band, Walsh lays bare with painful clarity a tale that unfolds like a tragic comedy in three perfect acts. Celebrated by national publications, "the Mats" often seemed more hell-bent on sabotaging their status as critical darlings than parlaying it. With their markedly apolitical stance amid their decidedly political peers, their uncool embrace of "classic rock" influences like KISS and The Faces, and their Dionysian appetites (and the resulting tendency to literally fall on their own faces), The Replacements lasted 12 years despite themselves. From the bands founding to their rise through the local and national club circuits, their major label deal in 1985, and the slow and painful implosion that followed, The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting lays down the gripping oral history behind the little band that could--but didn't.
Category: Music


Author : Shelly Beach
ISBN : 9780825496868
Genre : Fiction
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After her terrifying accident on the shores of Lake Michigan, Mona Vander Molen is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Mona's brain injury has limited her physically and the doctor's uncertain prognosis isn't helping her feel any better. As she faces the threat of permanent disability, Mona also struggles to make sense of her relationship with the kindly carpenter Adam Dean. At the peak of her own crisis, Hallie appears again, this time seeking Mona's help and refuge for both herself and her mother. But when their dear friend Harold Rawlings has a stroke, Mona and Hallie see their hidden fears come to light. Can Mona resolve her doubts about her relationship, face her uncertain future, and help her sister-all at the same time? Watch the book trailer in the Kregel.com video library - www.kregel.com/video
Category: Fiction

The Fury Of Angels

Author : Joy Cieslarski
ISBN : 9781480814073
Genre : Fiction
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It was love at first sight. The minute their hands touched that day in the drugstore, William and Sadie were bonded forever. Their marriage was built on something stronger than simple love. When their son was born, everything they thought they knew was changed forever. Each is forced to make impossible choices as to the childs future and their part in it. His birth was a miracle, they realize. They cant quite grasp the unshakable fact their son somehow holds the key to the destiny of humanity. A fatal decision alters everything, including the perfect life they had envisioned for their infant son. As their son Mark matures into manhood, he pursues a career as a paramedic.On an emergency call, he meets an elderly woman and soon finds himself immersed in a world he never imagined. Even those closest to him become suspect when their actions straddle the boundaries of right and wrong. Mark begins to question the seeming contradictions between the truth he knows and the truth being shown to him. As a battle between good and evil ensues, Mark is caught in the middle. With whom does his allegiance rest? His emotional life is turned inside out as he faces his beliefs about angels and their place in his world. Will he make the right choice or choose a path which may ultimately destroy him and those he holds close?
Category: Fiction

Disposable Heroes

Author : Dan Heidt
ISBN : 9780595166022
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The emergency medical profession in New York City is a forever changing picture painted daily on a living canvas, by hundreds of incredibly talented and diverse artists, each with his or her own stories to live with. Disposable Heroes is my account of this, straight up and from the heart. Shockingly serious, yet at times light-hearted and amusing. Along with a few stunningly candid and graphic photographs, it tells about, from firsthand dramatic experience, the triumphs and frustrations of working with all types of people, during the time of their most pressing immediate emergencies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Bump In Life

Author : Amy Ford
ISBN : 9781433681875
Genre : Religion
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Features true stories of mothers who went through unplanned pregnancies and managed to grow in grace and wisdom.
Category: Religion

The Art Of Not Having It All

Author : Melissa Kite
ISBN : 9781466858237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish. Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. For a long time, Melissa had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be valiantly juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend...
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cards Of Life

Author : Erica Pooler
ISBN : 9781466922662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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People say I inspire them, but I'm not sure why; I am a young girl from the hood who made it out. I don't consider myself to have all the answers. My childhood life was hell from as far back as I can remember. By the age of five years old, I had been exposed to homelessness and child molestation. I was placed in foster care and four different living situations (from one home to another), in and out of the court system, exposed to child protection agencies, missing my father who was in prison, and dealing with my mother who was in and out of jail as well as addicted to crack cocaine and men who were no good for her. As far as I can remember, this was my life before kindergarten. I have lived through life's many struggles and persevered through every storm that blew my way. I am writing this story to inspire you. As you are going through your storms, let my stories of triumph and encouragement minister to your spirit and give you the strength to fight through any given situation (molestation, rape, failure, death, legal problems, horrific home situations, problems at work, financial woes, and any given burden). I challenge you to lay them down one by one and press forward to become a stronger you. I hope that you become motivated with every scripture and quote. Do not let the statistics in society that condemn you to fail define you. It is my prayer that you can keep moving forward and see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want you to know it is not where you start but how you finish. Not everyone is equal, as we are born into circumstances beyond our control. Some of us have more advantages than others do, whether it is better homes and cars, better parents, or ideal living situations. Like a deck of cards, some of us get the ace of spades and some get the joker. Life is not an even playing field; the cards you're dealt may not be the ones you desire, but if you keep playing your hand you could still win the game. It is what you do with your situation that counts. Don't throw in your hand and quit the game. Play it to the best of your ability. Allow your struggles to make you a stronger and better you. God will not place more on you than you can bear. I would not be the woman I am today if God had not allowed me to go through the hurt and pain of my past. I overcame many obstacles and persevered to become a full-time working mother of five who earned a BA, an MA, an EdS, and a doctoral degree—all by twenty-seven years old—and I was a school administrator by thirty. People tell me that I inspire, motivate, and encourage students, teachers, administrators, and everyday people who hear my story to not give up. I am living proof that you should not give in to statistics that say you will not amount to anything because of the cards of life dealt to you. I have been in education for fifteen years. I enjoy working with alternatively educated, underprivileged, incarcerated and at-risk youth. I am qualified to give my knowledge and expertise because my life speaks for itself. I have witnessed what inspiration and motivation can do for children who have lost all hope or never once believed. This is my story: The Cards of Life. When all hope is gone, trust then believe."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Scared Little Black Girl

Author : Clintina Carmichael
ISBN : 1467088277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life is unpredictable at times, the thoughts of going to school, having a successful career and enjoying the reward of accomplishing your goals can be challenging if wrong choices are made. Enjoying living, she had no clue that her direction of life was going to change. Scared Little Black Girl is based on the younger years of Clintina Carmichael. Embarking upon life choices, the reality of the world set in. She was faced with being forced to love a man that didnt love himself, homeless and unmarried with a child. The state of depression, thoughts of suicide and life worries were setting in and there was no hope. As life lessons were learned, this Scared Little Black Girl became a confident woman and understood that with knowledge there is understanding and progression. Her dreams became reality and her purpose revealed.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A List Of Things That Didn T Kill Me

Author : Jason Schmidt
ISBN : 9780374380144
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets—about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights—people with normal lives—ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Jigsaw Pony

Author : Jessie Haas
ISBN : 9780062069528
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The only thing twins Fran and Kiera have ever agreed on is thatit would be wonderful to own a pony -- a pony they could gallop and leap over jumps. One day their father brings them Jigsaw, a Shetland pony who needs a new family. Jigsaw is the perfect pony. He can do anything -- even fit himself into Dad's station wagon for the ride home. But with Jigsaw comes trouble. The more Fran and Kiera like something, the harder it is for them to share. And they love Jigsaw. Worse, Jigsaw won't gallop far and he won't leap more than a couple of jumps. Is something wrong with the way the twins ride? Or is something wrong with Jigsaw?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

His Words

Author : Rhonda O'Brien
ISBN : 9781412059299
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His Words came about from an amazing relationship that psychic medium, Rhonda O'Brien developed with a 23-year old man who had passed two months prior to their meeting. This unique union started with Doug Johnson's, the 23-year old man, desperate desire to make contact with his family. He wanted his family to know how much they meant to him as well as to settle the last details of his life. Rhonda's payment for the 2-3 month correspondence between Doug and his family. This book speaks much of life after death in addition to speaking to all of the discouraged people (both young and old) of this world. Its basic message is that everything is always okay no matter what. What an uplifting message from such an unexpected source. Bonus section includes notes from Rhonda O'Brien as well as a meditation to help readers create works similar to His Words.