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Man Interrupted

Author : James Bailey
ISBN : 9781845968250
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Bailey's form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was as bizarre as it was unbearable. He was obsessed by a fear of drugs and their effects, believing himself to be in constant danger of becoming insanely high through people spiking his food, or even by just touching a photograph of a marijuana leaf. The treatment programme he went through at a specialist American clinic was challenging, to say the least. He was asked to shake hands and mingle with the local junkies, fighting his anxieties and the urge to go and wash for as long as possible in order to 'expose' himself to his fears. Man, Interrupted gives us a glimpse into the tortured world of a man suffering from what is an increasingly common disorder. But far from being a doom-laden account of mental illness, the result is uniquely revealing, hilariously entertaining and wonderfully rewarding.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Man Interrupted

Author : Philip Zimbardo
ISBN : 9781633410299
Genre : Psychology
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In 2011, Philip Zimbardo gave a TED Talk called “The Demise of Guys,” which has been viewed by over 1.8 million people. A TED eBook short followed that chronicled how in record numbers men are flaming out academically and failing socially and sexually with women. This new book is an expansion of that brief polemic based on Zimbardo’s observations, research, and the survey that was completed by over 20,000 viewers of the original TED Talk. The premise here is that we are facing a not-so-brave new world; a world in which young men are getting left behind. Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Coulombe say that an addiction to video games and online porn have created a generation of shy, socially awkward, emotionally removed, and risk-adverse young men who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school, and employment. Taking a critical look at a problem that is tearing at families and societies everywhere, Man, Interrupted suggests that our young men are suffering from a new form of “arousal addiction,” and introduce a bold new plan for getting them back on track. The concluding chapters offer a set of solutions that can be affected by different segments of society including schools, parents, and young men themselves. Filled with telling anecdotes, results of fascinating research, perceptive analysis, and concrete suggestions for change, Man, Interrupted is a book for our time. It is a book that informs, challenges, and ultimately inspires.
Category: Psychology

A World Interrupted

Author : Chico DaVincci Gillum
ISBN : 9781481763707
Genre : Self-Help
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A World Interrupted is the kind of book that will inspire, uplift and motivate you in ways that you could have never imagined. I admire the fact that I took stories of struggles and brought them to life and was able to inspire someone in need of a voice. I feel that most of the people reading this book could relate to some of its content or know someone who has been through similar situations. I wrote this book with faith, my heart, hard work, persistence, love, and I’m truly proud of myself, the man that I am becoming, and those that God have put into my life to help me in every step of the way. If I never meet you in passing, please know that you are the reason that I continue to wake up every morning and make it my job to empower and inspire someone in this world to be the best person that they can become. I never wanted to be more than what God has planned for my life. I want to be God’s walking vessel and with that being said, I want to ask people for forgiveness in advance, if I one day act out of character or lose myself in this world trying to find the way back to who I am. We as people get so caught up in what others have created us to be that we never really have time to get to know a person for everything that they are. I don’t want you to ever feel as if I am one of those people who forget that I am human or that you are human or that we all are a work in progress. My sole purpose for writing this book is to empower and inspire people, to help release any built up feelings or pain that someone may have inside them, that they don’t feel like sharing it with others, or maybe they do want to share it with others but don’t know who that other person is. I want to help you find yourself and know that no matter what it is that you have been through, I can relate to not only your pain, but personally to your feelings. In closing, thank you for giving me a chance because chance is the reason I am here today. I may live in A World Interrupted, but one day I know a change is going to come for us all. I will continue to pray to God for strength and courage to do my part and hopefully those of you inspired will walk away attempting to do yours. With Love, Chico DaVincci Gillum
Category: Self-Help

Earl Interrupted

Author : Amanda Forester
ISBN : 9781492605539
Genre : Fiction
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Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, knows finding a bride in London will not be easy—not since he has been notoriously dubbed as the "Pirate Earl". What he didn't expect was to get abducted—and to have his escape go horribly awry when an innocent lady gets caught in the crossfire. Amateur physician Emma St. James is on her way to meet her betrothed when she is rescued by an injured gentleman. Despite her shock after discovering he is the Pirate Earl, Emma feels drawn to the man who saved her life. Duty forces them apart, but when they meet again on the high seas, Darington will risk all—his fortune, his name, and even his life to keep her safe. The Daring Marriages Series: If the Earl Only Knew (Book 1) Earl Interrupted (Book 2)
Category: Fiction

Search For The Loony Man

Author : Claude W. Keenam
ISBN : 9781607999768
Genre : Fiction
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...The water churned red with blood, and the Loony Man floated up on his back. The monstrous shark came up also, floating on its back, its belly ripped from head to tail and its insides streaming out. Just when life at the Sanctuary Mission is settling down, the treacherous Marvin Baggs shows up during a church service. Instantly, fears and worries erupt as Baggs taunts the old team into an adventure full of danger, mystery, and even love. The mission begins with the rescue of an orphanage in China and a daring rescue that will leave a team member behind. Who will survive against the forces of evil, and who is the Loony Man? Join Reverend Alabaster Armstrong as he embarks on another globe-trotting adventure, searching for Marvin Baggs, and battling the dangerous effects of the poison that still plagues his body. All will be revealed in the third installment, The Search for the Loony Man, by Claude Keenam. From the fertile and imaginative mind of Claude Keenam comes another delightful Reverend Alabaster Armstrong Mystery, The Search for the Loony Man, chock full of those delightful and ingenious adventures and foibles we discovered in The Secret in Deep Water Swamp and Perils in the Belgian Congo. -Billie Rusk, Teacher, Children's Librarian, Retired, Tucson, AZ Claude W. Keenam is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major, a retired educator of the Andalusia, Alabama, City Schools System, and a retired United Methodist Minister of the Alabama-West Florida Conference. He and his wife, Nina, have two children, three grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. They reside in Andalusia Alabama.
Category: Fiction

The Sinister Man

Author : Edgar Wallace
ISBN : 9780755115174
Genre : Fiction
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Jessie calls Major Amery 'The Sinister Man'. Secretary Ella is the ward of Maurice Tarn, who has drunkenly but seriously proposed. Looking pale and unkempt Maurice arrives at the office to apologise to Major Amery for his temper - they talk: the Stanford Corporation is mentioned, along with drugs and gangs...
Category: Fiction

Miracle Interrupted Set

Author : Edie Ramer
ISBN : 9781939328090
Genre : Fiction
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Miracle Interrupted Book Set, Books 1, 2 and 3 MUST WORSHIP CATS, a Miracle Interrupted Novella, Book 1 She's a cat on a mission... Only two years old, Cat is tired of being sent to stay with humans who don't appreciate her. She escapes the latest mismatch, deciding this time she'll choose who she stays with, not the other way round. But finding the perfect home is more dangerous than she thought, and for Cat, food and shelter are no longer enough. They must worship her. ______ STARDUST MIRACLE, Miracle Interrupted Book 2 A miracle is going to happen... Becky Diedrich is the cheesemaker's daughter. The minister's wife. The good sister. What she's not is her own woman. What she can't be is a mother. And then she catches her husband with another woman. And she moves in with her sister. And she starts to see sparkles. And this is just the beginning... ______ MIRACLE LANE, Book 3 She forgot how to hate, and now she's learning how to love... Brain-damaged Nia Beaudine can't remember her life before The Accident. Someone intentionally ran over her and left her for dead. Now she's living in the 'witch's house' she inherited in the village of Miracle, relearning how to live on her own. Well, almost on her own - the talking cat helping her cope is a bonus. But when a hate-filled family member shows up with a gun, Nia knows she needs real help. Former Army Sergeant and PTSD sufferer Rob Ackerman regularly covers for his identical twin, the village constable, and answers Nia's emergency call. This strange young woman immediately sees he's not his brother. In return, he sees that the only way she can fully live in her new life is to find out why someone in her old life tried to kill her...and might try again. As they dig up Nia's past, the attraction between them grows. Their brains may be damaged, but their bodies and hearts are working just fine.
Category: Fiction

Men Of The Bible

Author : Ann Spangler
ISBN : 9780310859468
Genre : Religion
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Men of the Bible takes a close-up look at fifty-two men in Scripture—complex flesh-and-blood characters whose strengths and weaknesses often seem strangely similar to our own. Heroes and villains, sinners and prophets, commoners and kings . . . their dramatic life stories provide us with fresh perspective on the unfolding story of redemption.Though our culture differs vastly from theirs, the fundamental issues we face in relation to God and the world remain the same. We still reach for great dreams and selfish ambitions. We wrestle with fear and indecision, struggle with sexual temptation, and experience the ache of loneliness and the devastation of betrayal. And, like many of these men, we long to walk more closely with the God who calls us into an intimate relationship with himself and who enables us to fulfill his purpose for our lives. Men of the Bible offers men and women today a unique devotional experience that combines five elements. Each week becomes a personal retreat focused on the life of a particular man:Monday: His Story—a narrative retelling of the biblical storyTuesday: A Look at the Man—focusing on the heart of the man and how his story connects with your own lifeWednesday: His Legacy in Scripture—a Bible study on principles revealed through the life of the manThursday: His Legacy of Promise—Bible promises that apply to his life and yoursFriday: His Legacy of Prayer—praying in light of his storyDesigned for personal prayer and study or for use in small groups, Men of the Bible will help you make Bible reading a daily habit. Whether you dip into portions or read every page, this book will help you grow in character, wisdom, and obedience as a person after God’s own heart.
Category: Religion

Men Women And Ghosts

Author : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
ISBN : IND:32000000100745
Genre : American literature
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But, as I was going to say, when I started to talk about '41, --to tell the truth, Johnny, I'm always a long while coming to it, I believe. I'm getting to be an old man, --a little of a coward, maybe, and sometimes, when I sit alone here nights, and think it over, it's just like the toothache, Johnny. As I was saying, if she had cut that wick straight, I do believe it wouldn't have happened, --though it isn't that I mean to lay the blame on her now.
Category: American literature

In A Space In A Different Place

Author : Michael Jordan
ISBN : 9781496908155
Genre : Religion
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This book is about life's experiences, tragedies, upsets, disappointments, and the restructuring of one's thought process to build character from inside out with extreme power. However, it connects with all that life has served us on a silver platter the good, bad, and the ugly thrusting us into a space in a different place where the spirit operates off what we did not know we had on the inside of us. The spirit of survival and words of encouragement driving us to higher heights setting us up for the blessing knowing that through it all God had his hands on us and we survived it all and we are still here.
Category: Religion

Dawn Of The Valkyrie

Author : C. J. Alexander
ISBN : 9781469735665
Genre : Fiction
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At three widely-separated locations, mob figures are assassinated. At a small private university on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Dr. Peter Kohler and Barbara Cahill, his graduate teaching assistant, stare at a computer screen upon which a very strange sequence of characters appears. Recognizing it as encrypted, the professor instructs his teaching assistant to decode the message. She does, and within hours, attempts are made to kill both of them. Now people are dead, and they must run for their lives. The question is: Who is trying to kill them? And why? The trail leads through federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, government think tanks, and intrigues of international conglomerates. It is time for professionals, but the hand is being played by amateurs. The stakes: Their lives. And maybe everyone else's as well.
Category: Fiction

The Thirteenth House

Author : Sharon Shinn
ISBN : 9781440684784
Genre : Fiction
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The first book of The Twelve Houses, Mystic & Rider, was hailed as “spellbinding” (Publishers Weekly), and introduced readers to the troubled land of Gillengaria. Now, national bestselling and award-winning author Sharon Shinn continues her epic tale, as a beautiful shapeshifter finds that intrigue and danger can be found even in the safest of havens… After joining an unlikely band of soldiers and sorcerers to rescue the regent Romar Brendan from a cabal of rebellious minor lords, the shiftling Kirra returns to her home of Danalustrous—and learns that her half-sister, Casserah, has been proclaimed heir to the land. Though Casserah is obligated to attend a circuit of social events held by the great Houses of Gillengaria, she obstinately refuses to go. So Kirra shapeshifts into her sister’s form and makes the rounds for her. In the royal city of Ghosenhall, she unexpectedly joins up with her steadfast compatriots from her previous adventures, and together they embark on a tour of the Twelve Houses acting as guardians for the enigmatic queen of Gillengaria and her alluring daughter. The motley group of mystics and warriors faces many dangers in their travels. But Kirra places herself willingly in peril when she falls in love with the irresistible—but already married—Lord Romar. Revealing her true identity to him, Kirra begins a tempestuous affair that places them both in mortal danger, and leads them both into the stronghold of the devious lords of the Thirteenth House…
Category: Fiction

The Gift Of Living In The Divine Will In The Writings Of Luisa Piccarreta

Author : Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi
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Known for his previous best selling Catholic books such as, The Splendor of Creation and Proper Catholic Perspectives, Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Iannuzzi's long awaited book, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta, is finally available. Iannuzzi's thoroughly documented and highly researched account of Piccarreta's life is unparalleled in its scope and depth, and is the definitive work of the life and writings of Luisa Piccarreta. Born in 1865 in Corato, Italy, Luisa Piccarreta began receiving revelations at age 12 and was called by God to become a victim soul. At a very tender age God spoke to her about a gift he wishes to bestow upon the world that will set it free and inaugurate an Era of World Peace. God refers to this gift as “Living in the Divine Will”, for it is through an act of God’s will that the earth will be made pure and mankind will become holy. Just as God the Father created the world, and the Son of God redeemed it, so the Holy Spirit will sanctify it through the outpouring of this gift. According to Luisa’s revelations, although God created us without us, he cannot save us without us. Therefore, he reveals himself to Luisa so that through her, we may come to know the loving gift he has prepared for us – the gift that will restore us to the holiness that Adam and Even enjoyed in Eden, and that will set all creation free. St. Paul affirms that “all creation groans with eager longings, waiting to be set free from its slavery to corruption and enjoy the glorious freedom of the sons of God,” and God tells Luisa that those who live in the Divine Will will be those sons of God who set creation free. This book is divided into 7 chapters. Chapter 1 presents a biographical sketch of Luisa’s life; Chapters 2-4 explore the importance of the gift of Living in the Divine Will; Chapters 5-7 compare this gift to the Church’s Eastern and Western traditions. Because this book bears the ecclesiastical “seal of approval” of the Pontifical University of Rome that is authorized by the Holy See, it enjoys a particular status that ensures sound doctrinal content for the Christian faithful. If you are familiar with the extraordinary life of Luisa Piccarreta, then this book will truly bring you deeper into her life and the gift of the “Divine Will”. If you are not, then you are truly in for a special and extraordinary experience that will change your life. It is a story perhaps unparalleled in the history of mystical theology, written by whom many consider the Church’s most authoritative person on the subject.
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Urban Renewal

Author : Andrew Vachss
ISBN : 9780804168823
Genre : Fiction
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Chicago--the reigning #1 city in homicides--has no shortage of deadly gangs. And all those gangs know well that the Cross crew occupies a cinderblock bunker called Red 71 . . . the last place you want to go, unless you're willing to risk it being the last place you go. The crew is notorious for its deadly efficiency and its disinterest in anything but money. So why has it turned from seller to buyer, grabbing up houses on a decaying block where only a few holdouts remain? Both the cops and the underworld are watching closely . . . but are they the only ones?
Category: Fiction

Body And Blood

Author : Mark D. Gallant
ISBN : 9781496945884
Genre : Fiction
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Agents from Station 12 have returned to Coral City in the wake of the Massacre with the hope of tying up loose ends. However, things have gotten more complicated since their last visit. Rogue agent Darius Rizzatto remains a fugitive as he seeks a reckoning with the vampires that murdered his wife. His thirst for revenge has put him on a collision course with the deadly Trinity, and not even Brady and Jake may be able to save him. It's the ultimate showdown of good versus evil.
Category: Fiction

How Brands Become Icons

Author : D. B. Holt
ISBN : 9781422163320
Genre : Business & Economics
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Coca-Cola. Harley-Davidson. Nike. Budweiser. Valued by customers more for what they symbolize than for what they do, products like these are more than brands--they are cultural icons. How do managers create brands that resonate so powerfully with consumers? Based on extensive historical analyses of some of America's most successful iconic brands, including ESPN, Mountain Dew, Volkswagen, Budweiser, and Harley-Davidson, this book presents the first systematic model to explain how brands become icons. Douglas B. Holt shows how iconic brands create "identity myths" that, through powerful symbolism, soothe collective anxieties resulting from acute social change. Holt warns that icons can't be built through conventional branding strategies, which focus on benefits, brand personalities, and emotional relationships. Instead, he calls for a deeper cultural perspective on traditional marketing themes like targeting, positioning, brand equity, and brand loyalty--and outlines a distinctive set of "cultural branding" principles that will radically alter how companies approach everything from marketing strategy to market research to hiring and training managers. Until now, Holt shows, even the most successful iconic brands have emerged more by intuition and serendipity than by design. With How Brands Become Icons, managers can leverage the principles behind some of the most successful brands of the last half-century to build their own iconic brands. Douglas B. Holt is associate professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School.
Category: Business & Economics

A Peek At True Colors By Euphoria

Author : Euphoria
ISBN : 9781465378323
Genre : Fiction
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A TEAR JERKING BUT ENCOURAING TALE about a police officer and his friends. An unsolved mystery occurs in a small town and Officer Dolopis gets hurt in the process. While in a comma, Officer Dolopis takes a long journey. He realizes that there is a brighter future to all the dilemma and tragedy in his life. He also manages to put hope into the hearts of a couple who has lost a child. THIS STORY IS NOT ONLY WARM BUT HEARTFELT AND HUMOROUS.
Category: Fiction