My Parents Are Out Of Control

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My Parents Are Out Of Control

Author : Pete Johnson
ISBN : 9781448121694
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . . Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUBLIC. Louis and his best friend Maddy are horrified. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . . and immediate action is needed!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Parenting Out Of Control

Author : Margaret K. Nelson
ISBN : 9780814763896
Genre : Family & Relationships
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They go by many names: helicopter parents, hovercrafts, PFHs (Parents from Hell). Drawing on a wealth of eye-opening interviews with parents across the country, Margaret K. Nelson cuts through the stereotypes and hyperbole to examine the realities of what she terms "parenting out of control". Situating this phenomenon within a broad sociological context, she finds several striking explanations for why today's prosperous and well-educated parents are unable to set realistic boundaries when it comes to raising their children. Analyzing the goals and aspirations parents have for their children as well as the strategies and technologies they use to reach them, Nelson discovers fundamental differences among American parenting styles that expose class fault lines, both within the elite and between the elite and the middle and working classes. Today's parents are faced with unprecedented opportunities and dangers for their children, and are evolving novel strategies to adapt to these changes--this lucid and insightful work provides an authoritative examination of what happens when these new strategies go too far.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Youth Sports Crisis Out Of Control Adults Helpless Kids

Author : Steven J. Overman
ISBN : 9781440831393
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This provocative critique of the youth sports movement examines the various issues surrounding children in sports and provides a plan for reform based on a change in philosophy and practice. • Contains a separate chapter on youth football that highlights the toxic elements of the sport • Features a comprehensive bibliography of some 275 sources containing scholarly and popular books, periodicals, conference papers, and online resources • Offers a comprehensive view on the topic, including the expenses, injuries, and exploitation by coaches • Explores the damaging culture of hypermasculinity inherent in boys sports
Category: Health & Fitness

Out Of Control

Author : Alejandro Rivas-Micoud
ISBN : 9781439205617
Genre : Fiction
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Blending science fiction with literary thriller, a writer wrestles with the destiny of those he loves when he discovers a mythical device that controls the quantum fabric of chance and fate.
Category: Fiction

Out Of Control

Author : Shannon McKenna
ISBN : 9780758282545
Genre : Fiction
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In Behind Closed Doors and Standing in the Shadows, Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, and super-sexy. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without. . . Disillusioned P.I. Davy McCloud has an ironclad rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it the instant gorgeous Margo Vetter shows up to teach at the gym next door. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--that she awakens is much too strong to resist. Broke and on the run, framed for a murder she didn't commit, Margot has no one to turn to but Davy McCloud. But the closer he comes, the more Margot discovers that holding back--or hiding--from this enigmatic, powerful man is impossible. In every way. . . Then passion flares with unexpected intensity. But Margot's past has finally caught up with her, and life is about to get more than complicated. It's turning deadly. . .
Category: Fiction

Out Of Control

Author : Rick Jasper
ISBN : 9781467730594
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Carlos "Trip" Costas is a fiery shortstop with many talents and passions. His father is Julio Costas—yes, the Julio Costas, the famous singer. Unfortunately, Julio is also famous for being loud, controlling, and sometimes violent with Trip. He dreams of seeing his son play in the majors, but that's not what Trip wants. When Trip decides to take a break from baseball to focus on his own music, his father loses his temper. He threatens to stop donating money to the team. Will the Roadrunners survive losing their biggest financial backer and their star shortstop? Will Trip have the courage to follow his dreams, and not his father's?
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Your Dieting Daughter

Author : Carolyn Costin
ISBN : 9781135095499
Genre : Psychology
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Your Dieting Daughter is a must read for anyone wanting to help contribute to a young woman’s development of a healthy self and body esteem, whether she is 13 or 30. Costin has updated the first edition of this book to reflect her 15 additional years of expertise on dealing with the tricky issues of body image, food, and weight in a culture that places an unhealthy emphasis on being thin. From aiding a young girl to lose weight for health reasons; to encouraging a young woman to accept her natural body size; to helping detect, prevent, and understand eating disorders, this second edition is full of practical and invaluable information. Chapters guide parents in the Do’s and Don’ts that will help a daughter to accept, respect, and care for her body. Readers will learn the importance of setting a good example and the critical need to take the focus from numbers and measurements - such as scale weight, clothing size, miles run, or sit-ups accomplished - to important goals like health, body acceptance, and finding physical activity to enjoy. Whether you are interested in being a good role model for you daughter, helping girls and women who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or body image issues, or raising the next generation of girls to value the size of their heart over their body size, this is a book not to be missed.
Category: Psychology

Aging In Control Or Out Of Control

Author : John Peri-Okonny
ISBN : 9781469161952
Genre : Medical
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This is a thought-provoking book that goes the extra mile to demonstrate in detail how you can choose to live in control of your health. There are several books that deal with healthy living, but this book is unique in several aspects. It helps you answer the question How do you want to age? Or more poignantly, How do you want to die? It is the pertinent question in this book that everyone has to confront without getting frightened because the answer will help you choose the health path you will take. The emphasis on nutritional awareness opens a gateway to healthier lifestyle choices. This book highlights steps that help negate the negative effects of some foods on our health. If your desire is to be happy and in control of your health this book is a valuable companion that fulfills your wish.
Category: Medical

Parent In Control

Author : Gregory Bodenhamer
ISBN : 1439147418
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Sound, practical advice on dealing with provocative and manipulative verbal challenges raised by teenagers and early adolescents. Using common scenarios to demonstrate specific parenting techniques, a onetime probation officer offers a straightforward, tested program for maintaining control over adolescents without harsh discipline.
Category: Family & Relationships

Caught Between Two Spiritual Worlds

Author : Reverend Harold A. Vieux
ISBN : 9781449771645
Genre : Religion
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This is a true story, a series of events that transpired in my life which I deemed necessary to expose and by so doing alert others to vigilance. Naturally, the subject matter is sensitive both for me and all parties involved. I can never discount the relevance of demons, deny their reality and their harassing ways. If and when I was to do so, I would magnify the role of human agents. Frequently, even mature Christians underestimate the magnitude of the spiritual warfare enlisted in from the time of the new birth. We are in a severe struggle, persistently and subtly driven by powerful, spiritual opposing forces beyond our comprehension. Often we rely on human resources and fail to use the spiritual source available to us through the power of the Holy Spirit. I fell in the fourth generation of my maternal fore-parents lineage to suffer unnecessary heartbreaking consequences because of spiritual ignorance. Since I came to see the light of Jesus Christ, I made up my mind to loose all yokes of bondage over my generation and the ones to come after me should Christ tarry. I now know demonic spirits are to be kept afar and never be trusted. Even though at times through subtlety we may be deceived to think that certain spirits work for the good and well-being of a person, such deception should be seen as a trap, a means of securing the individual into a mesh. Sooner or later, such individual will be caught unaware and conquered. It should never be a surprise how the Devil, the starch enemy of the saints, will use anyone, foe and often those who would be considered ally, to win a person over to cause him to fall. Read on and enjoy this treat to your spiritual health!
Category: Religion


Author : Gregory McDowell
ISBN : 9781462407736
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I once led a life on the streets. I befriended a few people, from whom I learned the basics of hustling. I knew the danger of the game and witnessed the demise of a few associates, but that didn't impede me the life I had grown accustomed to. Along the way, I learned to be tough and fearless. At one point, I was incarcerated for crimes. But being in jail did not in the slightest bit sway me from my lifestyle. Upon release, I found myself back on the streets once again to escape the misery of life. The untimely attempt on my life as well as other experiences I had on the streets due to my bad choices. It also informs the reader no matter what we face in life, with God’s help, we can overcome.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When Your Mind Breaks The Spirit Of Your Soul

Author : Angelica Rose
ISBN : 9781496937629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It a ll started when I was a bout fifteen years old. I was playing for the Amateur Softball Association, or Junior Olympic Softball. I was a standout pitcher, throwing the ball a bout sixty-five miles a n hour. I loved softball; it was my sport, a nd it was my passion. But something was taking over my body, my brain, a nd my soul. I wasn't in control a nymore. I used to throw no-hitters, strike batters out, a nd be proud of myself. But a switch went off in my brain. I was hearing voices; they were telling me to do certain things. I was paranoid, a nd it a ffected my pitching. My dad could no longer sit a nywhere near where I was pitching because I could see his eyeballs. Those eyeballs were following me a nd distracting me, so he had to sit behind the outfield fence. I could hear what the batters were thinking, a nd I could hear what everyone in the stands where thinking. It ruined my career. the sad part a bout it was that nobody helped me. How could they have helped me? I never told a nybody because I was so a fraid. Was this normal? I sometimes think it started even earlier, maybe even a s young a s six years old. the voices a nd paranoia were so intense; sometimes I just wanted to end my life. Why did my parents not notice this? Why didn't a nybody notice this? I kept it a ll to myself a nd dealt with it myself.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Hidden Addiction

Author : Peter Berlin
ISBN : 9781614483915
Genre : Self-Help
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People’s self-defeating behaviors frequently do not reflect who they are as human beings but rather what they were temporarily driven to do as a result of early hurtful experiences, self-inflicted wounds or loss of hope. This book describes how to turn self-defeating behaviors into self-nourishing behaviors. Knowing who you really are, becoming aware of the false beliefs you hold, knowing who you can trust, satisfying your basic needs and knowing how to guide yourself in life is essential to rid yourself of any self-defeating behaviors you have or may develop. The good news is that life, like all complex things, has a universal simplicity which reduces life’s struggles and is presented in this book.
Category: Self-Help

The Two Of Us

Author : Sheila Hancock
ISBN : 9781408806937
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When John Thaw, star of The Sweeney and Inspector Morse, died from cancer in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors and Sheila Hancock lost a beloved husband. In this unique double biography she chronicles their lives - personal and professional, together and apart. John Thaw was born in Manchester, the son of a lorry driver. When he arrived at RADA on a scholarship he felt an outsider. In fact his timing was perfect: it was the sixties and television was beginning to make its mark. With his roles in Z-Cars and The Sweeney, fame came quickly. But it was John's role as Morse that made him an icon. In 1974 he married Sheila Hancock, with whom he shared a working-class background and a RADA education. Sheila was already the star of the TV series The Rag Trade and went on to become the first woman artistic director at the RSC. Theirs was a sometimes turbulent, always passionate relationship, and in this remarkable book Sheila describes their love - weathering overwork and the pressures of celebrity, drink and cancer - with honesty and piercing intelligence, and evokes two lives lived to the utmost.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Riches To Rags Bride

Author : Myrna Mackenzie
ISBN : 1426889348
Genre : Fiction
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When her cheating fiancé steals her inheritance, ex-heiress Genevieve Patchett has to get a job—fast! She secures an audience with Chicago's most belligerent boss, Lucas McDowell, but his disarmingly attractive presence leaves her tongue-tied! Lucas is confident that Genevieve's passion and talent are what he needs to get his women's shelter off the ground. And it's personally important to him that it's a success. Genevieve could be the perfect colleague as long as he can turn a blind eye to her beautiful face, her shimmering red hair and absorbing green eyes….
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Split Personality Pink

Author : Paul Lester
ISBN : 9780857129987
Genre : Music
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An updated edition of the bestselling biography to include details of her sixth studio album The Truth About Love which was a worldwide number one hit and the birth of her first child in 2011. Paul Lester traces the extraordinary career of Alicia Beth Moore from Pennsylvania through her stint in the girl group Choice to her present incarnation as global superstar Pink. Split Personality reveals the two sides of this complex artist: the feisty fun-filled performer who at thirty continues to conquer in a teen-dominated industry and the conflicted woman whose dark urges have fuelled her deceptively upbeat glossy brand of hi-tech pop. This is a pop biography that makes for a truly exciting read that's worthy of it's electrifying subject!
Category: Music

One Perfect Summer

Author : Paige Toon
ISBN : 9781849831291
Genre : Fiction
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DISCOVER THE PERFECT SUMMER READ FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LAST PIECE OF MY HEART. A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and Joe and Alice, both 18, fall into step as if they have known each other forever. But their idyll is shattered as quickly as it began. Joe leaves without warning; Alice heads off to Cambridge University and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. Years later, when she catches the attention of gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas, Alice is carried along by his charm and swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together. Until news of Joe reaches her once more, but he's out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on, the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago? THE ONE WE FELL IN LOVE WITH was selected for the Zoella Book Club and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world. Praise for Paige Toon's novels: 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love... utterly heart-wrenching' GIOVANNA FLETCHER 'Devoured this in one sitting' COSMOPOLITAN 'An absorbing and emotional read' HEAT 'I loved it!' LINDSAY KELK 'A gorgeous, warm novel' ADELE PARKS
Category: Fiction

Uncompromised The Rise Fall And Redemption Of An Arab American Patriot In The Cia

Author : Nada Prouty
ISBN : 9780230341241
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert officer. This tale of rampant trampling of citizen's rights is a vivid reminder of the responsibility of citizens to be vigilant against unaccountable government overreach if we hope to keep a strong democracy, where the rule of law prevails and where a citizen is presumed innocent until proven guilty." -Valerie Plame, author of Fair Game When Nada Prouty came to the United States as a young woman, she fell in love with the democracy and freedom of her new home. After a childhood in war-torn Lebanon with an abusive father and facing the prospect of an arranged marriage, she jumped at the chance to forge her own path in America-a path that led to exciting undercover work in the FBI, then the CIA. As a leading agent widely lauded by her colleagues, she worked on the most high-profile terrorism cases in recent history, including the hunt for Saddam Hussein and the bombing of the USS Cole, often putting her life on the line and usually getting her man. But all this changed in the wake of 9/11, at the height of anti-Arab fervor, when federal investigators charged Prouty with passing intelligence to Hezbollah. Lacking sufficient evidence to make their case in court, prosecutors went to the media, suggesting that she had committed treason. Prouty, dubbed "Jihad Jane" by the New York Post, was quickly cast as a terrorist mastermind by the relentless 24-hour news cycle, and a scandal-hungry public ate it up. Though the CIA and federal judge eventually exonerated Prouty of all charges, she was dismissed from the agency and stripped of her citizenship. In Uncompromised, Prouty tells her whole story in a bid to restore her name and reputation in the country that she loves. Beyond a thrilling story of espionage and betrayal, this is a sobering commentary on cultural alienation, the power of fear, and what it means to truly love America.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Wendy Blackburn
ISBN : 9781429901697
Genre : Fiction
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When Delia entered treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at age seventeen, her life changed completely: she immersed herself in AA, began to heal old family wounds, and developed a whole new outlook on herself, on spirituality, on relationships. Out of the rubble, she built a life for herself that any recovering woman would be proud of: a loving husband, a beautiful daughter, her own brand of hard-won wisdom. But her long-term sobriety is put to the test when she receives a phone call from her gay best friend, Timothy. Fulfilling a pact they made a decade prior, Delia tears herself away from her new life in Seattle and rushes home to Los Angeles, to Timothy's bedside, facing the one thing she fears her sobriety cannot survive—losing him. Back in LA, Delia begins to encounter familiar people, places, and temptations...a barrage of memories that makes her stop and sort through her past, looking for the courage she knows she needs now more than ever. As her past catches up with her present, she sees that she has not merely survived her losses and mistakes, but has been made stronger because of them. This understanding comes to her in full as she holds a piece of beachglass in her hand and realizes that it is its scuffs and scrapes that give it its quiet splendor, its imperfections that give it its beauty and individuality, and that it is from being tossed and tumbled that it no longer shatters—and she knows the same goes for her too. Set against a backdrop of West Hollywood in the late 1980s, populated by a drag queen and a stripper, beautiful boys and artists, and told by a narrator with equal doses of self-deprecating humor, old-soul awareness, fallibility, and brutal honesty, Beachglass is a gritty and uplifting story of recovery, a journey that presents a fresh look into the world of AA and offers a convincing rendering of the constant struggle to go into recovery and stay there—no matter what. In this stunning debut novel, Wendy Blackburn writes of the transformative power of love—for others and oneself—and about friendship, about forgiveness, about redemption.
Category: Fiction