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Minding My Mother

Author : LaMoyne Dowell
ISBN : 9781493127016
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When LaMoyne Dowell was born, his mother, 39 years old, was still recovering from breast cancer surgery and a radical breast cancer removal procedure. Three and one half years later, just two months prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his mother broke her hip revealing that the cancer had returned with a vengeance which rendered her dependent and bedridden. Their rela¬tionship became a testament to the power of love between a little boy and his mother. With an older brother fighting over¬seas and his father having to work to put food on the table, LaMoyne and his mother were forced to reverse their roles of caring for and nurturing each other -- a true story of how a family can survive against incredible odds.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Minding The Body

Author : Alessandra Lemma
ISBN : 9781317637325
Genre : Psychology
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Minding the Body: The Body in Psychoanalysis and Beyond outlines the value of a psychoanalytic approach to understanding the body and its vicissitudes and for addressing these in the context of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The chapters cover a broad but esoteric range of subjects that are not often discussed within psychoanalysis such as the function of breast augmentation surgery, the psychic origins of hair, the use made of the analyst’s toilet, transsexuality and the connection between dermatological conditions and necrophilic fantasies. The book also reaches ‘beyond the couch’ to consider the nature of reality television makeover show. The book is based on the Alessandra Lemma’s extensive clinical experience as a psychoanalyst and psychologist working in a range of public and private health care settings with patients for whom the body is the primary presenting problem or who have made unconscious use of the body to communicate their psychic pain. Minding the Body draws on detailed clinical examples that vividly illustrate how the author approaches these clinical presentations in the consulting room and, as such, provides insights to the practicing clinician that will support their attempts at formulating patients’ difficulties psychoanalytically and for how to helps such patients. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, academics and literary readers interested in the body, sexuality and gender.
Category: Psychology

Minding The Children

Author : Geraldine Youcha
ISBN : 9780786739769
Genre : Psychology
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Beyond childcare theories and early childhood gurus, here is how children have actually been raised in America over the last four centuries. From wet nurses and Southern mammys, settlement houses and orphan trains, to rigid British nannies, foster care, and the modern two-worker family, Geraldine Youcha's delightful book paints a wide-ranging picture of American childhood. In this updated paperback edition a lively new chapter brings the story through current childcare wars and present economic realities. All in all, it is a reassuring picture, for despite a bewildering array of different styles and fads, children have survived and often thrived. While there are some harsh lessons to be learned here, there is also plenty to lend optimism and help anxious parents relax.
Category: Psychology

From New Mills To New Life

Author : Joshua Spencer
ISBN : 1450003710
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this scintillating, heart-wrenching and tear-eliciting autobiography, "From New Mills to New Life", Joshua Spencer shares his extraordinary experiences from birth to his fiftieth year. It starts in Albion, Montego Bay where the author was born, but where he spent the least of his life of half of a century. It then extends to several other areas of his native land, but finds as its pivot a small, impoverished district known as New Mills where he spent much time in a little shamble, he called home with his grandmother. A home that lacked the basic facilities and necessities such as electricity and water. "From New Mills to New Life" radiates back and forth to its pivot but in an orderly, sequential fashion, until it culminates in Canada. It exposes all the challenges and successes that the author experiences in both jurisdictions, including family challenges, being on the verge of bankruptcy and so on. It describes quite liberally, his weaknesses and his strengths; those challenges he conquers and those he approaches optimistically in the future. You will cry intermittently, laugh regularly, and even get deeply saddened sporadically, as you share in this masterpiece, "From New Mills to New Life".
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gifts Of Transition And Healing

Author : Mary Ellen Barton
ISBN : 1456801201
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘The Gifts of Transition and Healing’ is a collection of true stories showing the experiences of friends and family dealing with illness, death or trauma. This collection demonstrates that we each are special spirits who are having very human experiences, and that life goes on. It also demonstrates that we have more support to help us through these challenging times than we could ever imagine.
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Minding The South

Author : John Shelton Reed
ISBN : 0826264530
Genre : History
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You're in the American South now, a proud region with a distinctive history and culture. A place that echoes with names like Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee, Scarlett O'Hara and Uncle Remus, Martin Luther King and William Faulkner, Billy Graham, Mahalia Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley. Home of the country blues and country music, bluegrass and Dixieland jazz, gospel music and rock and roll. Where menus offer both down-home biscuits and gravy and uptown shrimp and grits. Where churches preach against "cigarettes, whiskey, and wild, wild women" (all Southern products) and where American football is a religion. For more than thirty years John Shelton Reed has been "minding" the South--watching over it, providing commentary upon it. He is the author or editor of thirteen books about the South, and despite his disclaimer regarding formal study of Southern history, Reed has read widely and in depth about the South. His primary focus is upon Southerners' present-day culture and consciousness, but he knows that one must approach the South historically in order to understand the place and its people. Why is the South so different from the rest of the country? Rupert Vance, Reed's predecessor in sociology at Chapel Hill, once observed that the very existence of the South is a triumph of history over geography and economics. The South has resisted being assimilated by the larger United States and has kept a personality that is distinctly its own.That is why Reed celebrates the South. His essays cover everything from great thinkers about the South--Eugene D. Genovese, C. Vann Woodward, M. E. Bradford--to the uniqueness of a region that was once a hotbed of racism, but has recently attracted hundreds of thousands of blacks transplanted from the North. There are even a few chapters about Southerners who have devoted their talents to different subjects altogether, from politics or soft drinks to rock and roll or the design of silver jewelry. Reed writes with wit and Southern charm, never afraid to speak his mind, even when it comes to taking his beloved South to task. While readers may not share all his opinions, most will agree that John Shelton Reed is one of the best "South watchers" there is.
Category: History

The Fate Of Mice

Author : Susan Palwick
ISBN : 9781616960346
Genre : Fiction
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Gathering together the most outstanding short stories of Susan Palwick’s twenty-year literary career, The Fate of Mice is a powerful collection from an extraordinary fantasist. These unflinching tales, including three original pieces, consider a woman born with her heart exposed and the heartless killer who protects her, a wolf who is willingly ensnared by a devious academic, a businessman resurrected to play at politics, and an ingenious mouse dreaming beyond the laboratory. With the perceptiveness of Joyce Carol Oates, the inventiveness of Ray Bradbury, and the emotional resonance of Alice Sebold, The Fate of Mice is a meditation on the very art of storytelling: mythic, beautiful, and often brutal, filled with authentic compassion.
Category: Fiction