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My Life In The Ring And Out

Author : Jack Johnson
ISBN : 9780486456102
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first African American to win the world heavyweight championship, Johnson recounts without bitterness the prejudice that dogged his public and private lives and his international adventures as a bon vivant.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Exercise Dependence

Author : John H. Kerr
ISBN : 9781134162239
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Exercise dependence or addiction has been described as a 'positive addiction', but it can have links with damaging dysfunctional and excessive behaviours, including eating disorders. Clinical and sport psychologists now acknowledge the condition and report that it can be found in recreational exercisers and competitive athletes. This is the first text to provide a comprehensive guide to exercise dependence. The text contains case studies and reviews research into exercise dependence in both 'exercise' and 'sports' contexts. The authors examine the condition in the widest sense, exploring different types of exercise dependence, risk factors associated with the condition, the experiences and motivational characteristics of sufferers, links with eating disorders, and a number of approaches to counselling. This text will be of significant interest to psychologists working in sport, health and clinical practice, as well as to athletes and sports coaches, particularly those involved in endurance sports associated with higher incidences of exercise dependence.
Category: Health & Fitness

Diamond In The Rough Unveiled Part One

Author : LUCY
ISBN : 9781490709512
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Left alone to raise four children following a bitter divorce, Balderes Alvarez’s life careened on a path of self-destruction. Today, she is a wife, the mother, and stepmother of six adult children and eight grandchildren. She holds a master’s degree in theology and is a preacher and teacher at her church. She also speaks at churches and other venues, sharing with others both the tragic and wonderful details of her life’s journey. Remove the names and dates, and her story could be that of any woman who, when faced with rejection, abandonment, and loneliness, is left with daunting choices to make. Balderes’s choices led her to a dark life of addiction and neglect where she lost sight of the light of God piercing through. But thanks be to God, he did break through and brought about forgiveness, miraculous healing, and complete deliverance. Balderes’s biographical sketch offers women truths about the power of God to break through and unveil the diamond that each life can be. Whatever the circumstance, however badly battered, no life is beyond the transforming power of our Divine Diamond Cutter. Every lost and suffering soul is a diamond in the rough. The question for the reader: are you ready to be unveiled?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Golf My Own Damn Way

Author : John Daly
ISBN : 0061431028
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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If you know anything at all about John Daly—and if you don't, what in the hell are you doing with this book in your hands?—you know he approaches the game of golf from an, uh, slightly different perspective than your average two-time major winner. How different? Well, for starters, Long John thinks the PGA Tour ought to permit Bermuda shorts, make carts mandatory, let him wear his hair down to his butt if he wants to, and strip-search tournament patrons at the entrance gate to keep cameras and cell phones off the course. In Golf My Own Damn Way, you'll take a virtual ride on Big John's magic bus as he tells you the best way to grip it so you can rip it. Looking for a sure cure to bunkerphobia? It's here. A one-hour golf lesson that's 100 percent guaranteed to make you a better golfer? Ditto. Want to know why you should occasionally leave your big dog in your trunk, how to watch your weight, and what golf and sex have in common? You came to the right book. And while he's busy explaining all these and many other things, Daly also tells you why you should keep your head out of the game, let your belly lead your hands, listen to your right foot, check your ball position—and buy a hybrid (the club, not the car). Following in the spike prints of his 2006 bestselling autobiography, My Life In and Out of the Rough, Golf My Own Damn Way is an off-the-wall and intensely personal yet imminently practical and accessible tip sheet on how to cut ten strokes off your score—now. Two things are certain: you've never seen a golf instructional book quite like this one, and you'll never need another one. Fairways and greens, Pard!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Cobras In The Rough

Author : Grant Gordon
ISBN : 9781780335124
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When his father dies suddenly, Grant Gordon's life descends into freefall. Having long harboured an obsession with the British in India, and in particular what they did for recreation, Grant goes to find the golf courses the British built during the Raj and decides to play them. Along the way, he has a golf lesson on the highest golf course in the world, in the mountains of Kashmir; negotiates cobras, peacocks and monkeys in Delhi - on a course moulded by the British around the ruins of a Mughal emperor's palace; has a round with Indian Army colonels in the shadow of Everest; gets drenched several times over on the wettest golf course on Earth; and searches on Tiger Hill for Darjeeling's lost British golf course. In Agra he tees off in full view of the Taj Mahal, while in Lucknow, the ghosts of the famous siege during the 1857 Mutiny seem to affect his swing. Throughout, he is faced with the challenge of getting his golf clubs to increasingly obscure locations, using an array of quirky transport. As Grant travels across India, he slowly begins to understand the relationship he had with his father. Cobras in the Rough is a book about golf but also about fathers and sons, and the ways in which they follow, or refuse to follow, in each other's footsteps.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Christine Stark
ISBN : 9781615990504
Genre : Fiction
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Nickels follows a biracial girl named "Little Miss So and So," from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia.The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.
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Rough Justice

Author : Trevor Gale
ISBN : 0820468029
Genre : Education
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Even in an age of economic prosperity, there are young people who live on the edge of western societies and who are held accountable for their every indiscretion, sometimes even for those of others. This book employs a sociological imagination to make connections between the public issues and private troubles of youth living on the street. The narrative is pedagogical in intent, seeking to make sense of seemingly antisocial behavior, understood in the context of broader social, political, and economic concerns. In particular, it speaks to the -helping- professions of education, law, social work, nursing, psychology, and medicine."
Category: Education

The Rough Side The Soft Side

Author : Shani Smith
ISBN : 9780595337170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Rough Side/The Soft Side" explores one woman's battle with depression, failure & self-hatred. Step by step, "The Rough Side/The Soft Side" details how she overcame the demons that drove her insane. There is no knight in shinning armor at the end, but no doubt there is a happy ending.
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Wearing Our Insides Out

Author : L. Hernandez
ISBN : 9781452031859
Genre : Poetry
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L. Hernandez fell in love with and has been writing poetry throughout her entire life. She is an admirer of humanity and nature, and finds all of life to be an inspiration. Many seasons, Of life inspired moments, are shared in her poetry. Live and Learn.
Category: Poetry