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Living For Change

Author : Grace Lee Boggs
ISBN : 9781452954479
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No one can tell in advance what form a movement will take. Grace Lee Boggs’s fascinating autobiography traces the story of a woman who transcended class and racial boundaries to pursue her passionate belief in a better society. Now with a new foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley, Living for Change is a sweeping account of a legendary human rights activist whose network included Malcolm X and C. L. R. James. From the end of the 1930s, through the Cold War, the Civil Rights era, and the rise of the Black Panthers to later efforts to rebuild crumbling urban communities, Living for Change is an exhilarating look at a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to social justice.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Living Of Charlotte Perkins Gilman An Autobiography

Author : Charlotte Perkins Gilman
ISBN : 9781473392526
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This early work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was originally published in 1935. It is the autobiography of the American sociologist, novelist and poet who is best remembered for her semi-autobiographical short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.
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The Wheel Of Life

Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
ISBN : 9780684846316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An authority on death and dying offers a memoir of her lifetime of work, from war-ravaged Poland to her seminars at the University of Chicago, and details her belief that there is life after death
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What Could Have Ended My Life Changed My Life

Author : Decarlo Cornish
ISBN : 1947741489
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a series of unwarranted events coupled with growing up in an obscured environment, Decarlo could not fathom himself beating the odds - the cards were stacked against him. If you want living proof that it's never too late to change your life, then the autobiography of Decarlo Cornish will definitely reassure you that it can be accomplished.
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Living History

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN : 0743222253
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.
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Building A Life Worth Living

Author : Marsha M. Linehan
ISBN : 9780812994629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others. “This book is a victory on both sides of the page.”—Gloria Steinem “Are you one of us?” a patient once asked Marsha Linehan, the world-renowned psychologist who developed dialectical behavior therapy. “Because if you were, it would give all of us so much hope.” Over the years, DBT had saved the lives of countless people fighting depression and suicidal thoughts, but Linehan had never revealed that her pioneering work was inspired by her own desperate struggles as a young woman. Only when she received this question did she finally decide to tell her story. In this remarkable and inspiring memoir, Linehan describes how, when she was eighteen years old, she began an abrupt downward spiral from popular teenager to suicidal young woman. After several miserable years in a psychiatric institute, Linehan made a vow that if she could get out of emotional hell, she would try to find a way to help others get out of hell too, and to build a life worth living. She went on to put herself through night school and college, living at the YWCA and often scraping together spare change to buy food. She went on to get her PhD in psychology, specializing in behavior therapy. In the 1980s, she achieved a breakthrough when she developed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a therapeutic approach that combines acceptance of the self and ways to change. Linehan included mindfulness as a key component in therapy treatment, along with original and specific life-skill techniques. She says, "You can't think yourself into new ways of acting; you can only act yourself into new ways of thinking." Throughout her extraordinary scientific career, Marsha Linehan remained a woman of deep spirituality. Her powerful and moving story is one of faith and perseverance. Linehan shows, in Building a Life Worth Living, how the principles of DBT really work—and how, using her life skills and techniques, people can build lives worth living.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Feminism Autobiography

Author : Tess Coslett
ISBN : 9781134573615
Genre : Social Science
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Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method.
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American Africans In Ghana

Author : Kevin K. Gaines
ISBN : 9780807867822
Genre : Social Science
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In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammad Ali--visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these Americans to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president, posed a direct challenge to U.S. hegemony by promoting a vision of African liberation, continental unity, and West Indian federation. Although the number of African American expatriates in Ghana was small, in espousing a transnational American citizenship defined by solidarities with African peoples, these activists along with their allies in the United States waged a fundamental, if largely forgotten, struggle over the meaning and content of the cornerstone of American citizenship--the right to vote--conferred on African Americans by civil rights reform legislation.
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Living With Crohn S Disease A Story Of Survival Autobiography By Paul Davies

Author : Paul Davies
ISBN : 1467008966
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My name is Paul, and I’ve suffered with Crohn’s Disease for thirty years. This is my story of how I’ve survived. It includes the agony I went through for eighteen months before being diagnosed with CD, what drove me over the edge to try and take my own life one cold and bleak December night, and why smoking cannabis helped relieve my symptoms but soon turned into a serious drug addiction and a different lifestyle that wasn’t me. I’ve learnt how to deal with the emotional side a lot better now, and whether you are a patient or a friend of a patient, please remember to stay positive. You will have bad days, but when the good days do come, live and enjoy them to the full. This is what keeps me going.
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Change Of Plane

Author : Albert Marks
ISBN : 9781480821651
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Change of Plane author Albert Marks recounts the narrative events of Mark’s life, who grew up as an athletic small-town boy and became an accomplished health-care professional. Guided by a powerful vision when he was fourteen years old, Mark dreamed of life away from the confines of his small Minnesota hometown. The story of Mark’s growth unfolds with a stream of youthful adventures, collegiate life and a variety of notable escapades. Fulfilling his teenage goals for his future, Mark details his professional growth in the sports medicine fields, punctuated with encounters with famous people along the way. In a reflective style, he assesses a series of key life and career events in regard to personal maturation. In addition, Change of Plane offers Mark’s insights as a rehabilitation/sports medicine specialist and how they relate to daily living. Paralleling the recent autobiographies and personal insights of physicians, Change of Plane delineates the career and learned perspectives of a physical therapy/athletic training clinician who teaches his discipline. Marks presents fresh and often humorous viewpoints of professional growth, sports events and culture, and the essence of a physical life.
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The Lily Pond

Author : Mike Barnes
ISBN : UOM:39015082686489
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lily Pond is a memoir that explores searchingly the author's thirty-plus years of living with bipolar disorder. It chronicles unflinchingly the destructiveness of an illness that infiltrates thinking, feeling, and acting in ways that change the very fabric of identity, of the life story one is telling oneself; but it is equally searching in its exploration of the psyche's resources in healing and reknitting that story. Art is an essential strand in this weave: as balm, as goad, as source of potent symbol and pattern. By turns harrowing, reflective, speculative, and ultimately hopeful, The Lily Pond spirals through four decades, relating an ongoing struggle from changing vantage points: as a patient, in and out of a hospital; as a family member; as a participant in psychotherapy; and as a caregiver to a loved one during her own mental illness. As the narrative evolves this ever-widening and deepening perspective, the largest and most important arc of The Lily Pond is revealed: the journey from the darkness of unconscious suffering to the daylight of mindful recovery.
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Invisible

Author : Hugues de Montalembert
ISBN : 9781416593676
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the author's courageous rehabilitation efforts after being blinded by a burglar attack, an event that forced him to end his art career and prompted his international travels during which he learned to trust people again and experience life in unexpectedly qualitative ways.
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Living With History Making Social Change

Author : Gerda Lerner
ISBN : 0807887862
Genre : History
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This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present. It encompasses Gerda Lerner's theoretical writing and her organizational work in transforming the history profession and in establishing Women's History as a mainstream field. Six of the twelve essays are new, written especially for this volume; the others have previously appeared in small journals or were originally presented as talks, and have been revised for this book. Several essays discuss feminist teaching and the problems of interpretation of autobiography and memoir for the reader and the historian. Lerner's reflections on feminism as a worldview, on the meaning of history writing, and on problems of aging lend this book unusual range and depth. Together, the essays illuminate how thought and action connected in Lerner's life, how the life she led before she became an academic affected the questions she addressed as a historian, and how the social and political struggles in which she engaged informed her thinking. Written in lucid, accessible prose, the essays will appeal to the general reader as well as to students at all levels. Living with History / Making Social Change offers rare insight into the life work of one of the leading historians of the United States.
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It S Like That

Author : Rev. Joseph Simmons Run
ISBN : 9781250084507
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Money, success, and widespread adulation: Run of Run-DMC, one of the first rappers to achieve nationwide recognition and top-selling albums, seemed to have it all in his heyday. But the dizzying effects of fame soon left Run feeling empty and dissatisfied. Stuck in a pit of despair, he went through the motions of his public life while grappling with his loss of direction and a family life that was falling apart. Here is the story of how he turned his life around, discovering a wellspring of spirituality within himself and a special connection with God. Now an ordained minister, Run talks in this extraordinary book about his profound life change and getting the message out to the community. Still a major rap performer, with an album entitled Crown Royal and frequent appearances on MTV, Run is truly a rennaissance man. A spiritual memoir unlike any other, It's Like That captures the innocence of youth, the pain of chaos, and the joy that one can only find through righteous living. This is an epic and absorbing tale from one of the most popular and complex performers of our times.
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Redlined

Author : Linda Gartz
ISBN : 9781631523212
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with even one black resident. As blacks move deeper into Chicago’s West Side during the 1960s, whites flee by the thousands. But Linda Gartz’s parents, Fred and Lil choose to stay in their integrating neighborhood, overcoming previous prejudices as they meet and form friendships with their African American neighbors. The community sinks into increasing poverty and crime after two race riots destroy its once vibrant business district, but Fred and Lil continue to nurture their three apartment buildings and tenants for the next twenty years in a devastated landscape—even as their own relationship cracks and withers. After her parents’ deaths, Gartz discovers long-hidden letters, diaries, documents, and photos stashed in the attic of her former home. Determined to learn what forces shattered her parents’ marriage and undermined her community, she searches through the family archives and immerses herself in books on racial change in American neighborhoods. Told through the lens of Gartz’s discoveries of the personal and political, Redlined delivers a riveting story of a community fractured by racial turmoil, an unraveling and conflicted marriage, a daughter’s fight for sexual independence, and an up-close, intimate view of the racial and social upheavals of the 1960s.
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Royal Autobiography In The Book Of Qoheleth

Author : Y. V. Koh
ISBN : 9783110923155
Genre : Religion
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This study is concerned with the literary genre to which the book of Qoheleth belongs and on which it is modelled. It covers various aspects of literary analysis and the problem of making sense of the book as a whole. It suggests that Qoheleth is best described as a royal autobiography based on the arguments of specific literary features of style and content, resemblance to various kinds of royal autobiographical narrative from elsewhere in the ancient Near East, and the existence of a coherent worldview which the author presents as the fruit of his lifelong observations of the world.
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A Living Faith

Author : Asghar Ali Engineer
ISBN : 8125041974
Genre : Muslim scholars
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Autobiography Of Protest In Hawai I

Author : Robert H. Mast
ISBN : 0824817842
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of Protest in Hawai'i explores Hawai'i's social and economic fabric through the comments of thirty-five progressive activists. The activists range in age from the mid-thirties to the late seventies and comment on their involvement in issues such as housing, labor, land use, poverty, environment, sexual harassment, seniors, and sovereignty. Almost one-half are women and there is an even split between those born in Hawai'i and those born elsewhere. Their work identity includes professor, lawyer, physician, labor leader, politician, university regent, agency administrator, service industry worker, homemaker, and unemployed. The book begins with an overview of political activism in Hawai'i, and then records the oral history of the thirty-five activists. Each was asked to respond to factors that shaped their moral and political lives. They were invited to explore the forces and events in their past that led them to take on an activist role: family, religion, employment, and other life-shaping experiences, along with external events or movements that were influential in their development. The activists were also asked to provide personal assessments of insights gained from their activist role experiences and how they can be applied today, their analysis of Hawai'i today and some speculation on Hawai'i's future. The result is a book that produces some very interesting and controversial viewpoints on Hawai'i's political socialization and history, as well as personal dynamics, family relations, economic trends, and quality of life.
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All Out

Author : Albert Ellis
ISBN : PSU:000067883882
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This candid autobiography, the last work by renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, is a tour de force of stimulating ideas, colorful descriptions of memorable people and events, and straightforward, no-nonsense talk. Ellis, the creator of one of the most successful forms of psychotherapy--Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)--recounts the memorable episodes of his life; discusses how he coped with emotional problems at different stages of life; describes his love life; and subjects his own self-description to a ruthlessly honest critique. The heart of Ellis's book is his analysis of the psychological leitmotifs that have appeared again and again throughout his life. He describes the aim of this autobiography as follows: "As far as I can, I shall present my bad and good, stupid and intelligent, weak and strong points. Why? Because, following H. G. Wells's recommendation, I want to go as all-out as I can. I want to acknowledge my idiocies--and use REBT to feel sorry about but unashamed of them. I want to make the point--again a central tenet of REBT--that all humans are fabulously fallible--including, of course, me. We have no real choice about this, but we can unconditionally accept ourselves--our so-called essence or being--with our fallibility. That will momentously help us, probably encourage us to acquire unconditional self-acceptance (USA) and possibly inspire other people to give it to themselves, too." With a concluding chapter by Ellis's widow, Debbie Joffe Ellis, describing the final years of his life, this is the definitive summation of the life and work of one of psychology's most successful thinkers and practitioners.
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