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Lifting My Voice

Author : Barbara Hendricks
ISBN : 9781613748558
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Voice

Author : Angie Martinez
ISBN : 9781101990353
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Angie Martinez is the “Voice of New York.” Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip hop radio icon. In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York’s Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air “Battle of the Beats” segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip hop. At age twenty-five, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rap war, Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no-holds-barred interview—which has never aired in its entirety and which she’s never discussed in detail—until now. Angie shares stories from behind-the-scenes of her most controversial conversations, from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown, and describes her emotional, bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105.1. She also opens up about her personal life—from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today. From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House—Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities. My Voice gives an inside look at New York City’s one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip hop music, and Angie’s rise to become the Voice of New York. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Finding My Voice

Author : Nadiya Hussain
ISBN : 9781472259950
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'A revelatory honest read . . . She writes with clear-eyed insight . . . There's no doubt that the book will make an impact and enable young girls to question the boxes society places them in and to dream bigger than the previous generation thought possible.' YOU Magazine 'A tale of honesty and joy from one of Britain's most influential women . . . in this memoir, she writes openly and comfortingly about the mental health issues we all face.' Stylist FUNNY, HEART-WRENCHING, GENEROUS AND TRUE, IN FINDING MY VOICE NADIYA HUSSAIN SHARES THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE MADE HER THE WOMAN SHE IS TODAY. 'I am writing this for everyone who was told no. 'No, you are not rich enough. No, that is not credible. No, you can't. No, you won't. No, you are not allowed. No, that is not appropriate. I was told, "No, you do not belong." Finally, I am saying, "Yes, I do."' From the moment Nadiya Hussain was born, she has been questioning her role in life. But the irony is, she never wanted to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to follow a 'normal' path. But life kept telling her 'you can't'. And so she found her own way, beyond anything she dared to dream . . . In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya lets us into her life and, for the first time, shares the memories and experiences that have shaped her into the woman and role-model that she is today, alongside her personal recipes and the stories they tell. 'A national treasure' Independent 'She's baked her way into our hearts and hasn't stopped since' Prima 'One of our favourite ever Bake Off winners' Sunday Mirror
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The Sound Of Her Voice

Author : Sara Gelbard
ISBN : 1952570190
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sara Gelbard's story of her experience growing up on one of the first kibbutzim in Israel.
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How I Lost My Uterus And Found My Voice

Author : Michelle L. Whitlock
ISBN : 9781491771464
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At age twenty-six, author Michelle L. Whitlock thought she had it all: her health, a promising career, and a budding new romance. Then she learned that she had HPV, and weeks later her worst nightmare became her reality: she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Adamant to preserve her fertility, she refused a radical hysterectomy and chose a less extreme, fertility-saving procedure. The surgery was a success, but just years later—a week after the love of her life proposed—Michelle discovered her cancer was back. In this memoir, Michelle narrates her journey through and beyond cancer. She took charge of her health care by carefully choosing doctors and her treatment options. In just eight short weeks, she planned a destination wedding, harvested eggs, and with her fiancé, created embryos—their “maybe babies.” She got married and ten days later underwent a radical hysterectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. At twenty-nine, Michelle found herself with a new normal, which included menopause, hot flashes, a shortened vagina, and lack of sexual desire. She opens the door to her most intimate moments, frankly sharing how she worked to regain her sex life and providing other women in this situation a roadmap to do the same. This is one woman’s story of falling in love, battling HPV and cervical cancer, facing sexual dysfunction and infertility, and becoming her own best advocate. Inspirational, educational and honest, How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice tells the emotional story of love and loss, resilience and survival, empowerment and hope for the future. So if you have a vagina or love someone with a vagina, this book is for you! "Michelle Whitlock takes readers through a journey of loss and love and ends up giving a blueprint on how to make a comeback. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice will make you laugh and cry and leave you wanting more. There will be no pages left unturned in this deeply personal memoir. This book isn’t just for those who have survived cancer—it’s for the masses. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice is a thrilling look at life." —Tamika Felder, founder of Cervivor.org
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Raising My Voice

Author : Malalai Joya
ISBN : 9781405039130
Genre : Afghanistan
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Malalai Joya has been described as the bravest woman in the world. As a teenager she worked as a woman's rights activist under the Taliban, running underground classes and clinics in her native Afghanistan that would have resulted in her torture and execution if she'd been caught. After the fall of the Taliban, Malalai was elected as one of the few women to represent her province at the first assembly to frame a new Afghan constitution.Here she dared to speak out against the crimes of the war lords, who – backed by the Americans – now ruled the country. To her their crimes were almost as bad as those of the hated Taliban, yet the West seemed content to support them as part of their Realpolitik approach to Afghanistan – my enemy's enemy is my friend. Her public denunciation resulted in several attempts to assassinate her, and for the last five years she's lived under constant threat, moving from safe house to safe house. It hasn't stopped her speaking out though, and on the back of her courage she was elected to Afghan's first parliament.She represents the voiceless, the oppressed, the victims and the innocents of Afghanistan's endless cycle of violence. She's outspoken, passionate and fearless – an extraordinary woman to emerge from decades of brutal and misogynistic repression. Her book and her voice are set to resonate around the world.
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In My Own Voice

Author : Christa Ludwig
ISBN : 9780879102814
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of postwar opera, Christa Ludwig recalls her long and lustrous career singing for two generations of adoring audiences, under the batons of such conductors as Klemperer, Karajan, Solti, and Bernstein, in the great opera houses of the world. Her memoirs make clear why Bernstein said of her, "She is simply the best, and the best of all possible human beings."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Memoir Finding My Voice

Author : Giovanna Ambrusco
ISBN : 9781640271296
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this memoir Giovanna: Finding My Voice, Giovanna, the oldest of five girls and the fourth child of eleven children, tells the story—one that is both familiar and extraordinary in the events it encompasses, and engaging in the courage and candor of its telling. In her own words, we follow her experiences as a young naive woman who leaves her small town in Italy for a new life in America. She goes on to endure difficult and challenging times, turning them into a life-long series of successful achievements. Although her earliest hopes and dreams went unheard, she was determined to find her voice and did so as she learned to speak a new language, nurture a family, build a clan, establish businesses, and follow her passions to experience a fuller life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Voice From Old New York

Author : Louis Auchincloss
ISBN : 0547341539
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A posthumously published self-assessment by the former president of the Academy of Arts and Letters includes coverage of such topics as his father's depression and the dynamics of life inside and outside of his society circles. By the author of The Rector of Justin.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Out With It

Author : Katherine Preston
ISBN : 9781451676600
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A vividly powerful memoir of a young woman who fought for years to change who she was until she finally found her voice and learned to embrace her imperfection. Imagine waking up one day to find your words trapped inside your head, leaving you unable to say what you feel, think, want, or need. At the age of seven that happened to Katherine Preston. From that moment, she began battling her stutter and hiding her shame by denying there was anything wrong. Seventeen years later, exhausted and humiliated, she made a life-changing decision: to leave her home in London and spend a year traveling around America meeting hundreds of stutterers, speech therapists, and researchers. What began as a vague search for a cure became a journey that debunked the misconceptions shrouding the condition, and a love story that transformed her conception of what it means to be normal. Shedding light on an ancient condition that affects approximately 4 million people in the United States and 60 million people worldwide, Preston has assembled an anthology of expertise and experience. In addition to specialists in the field, she interviews celebrities, writers, musicians, social workers, psychologists, and financiers—men and women from all walks of life battling their difficulties with speech. A heartwarming memoir and a journalistic feat, Out With It is more than a chronicle of one of the most prevalent speech problems in the world; it’s a story about understanding yourself, and learning to embrace the voice within.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Recovering My Voice

Author : Aruni Nan Futuronsky
ISBN : 1440109893
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Recovering My Voice" follows the story of Aruni Nan Futuronsky from her earliest memories-on the beach with her family as a child-to her current position as a teacher and coach at the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. As a young girl, Aruni struggled with a non-traditional sexuality and an incapacitating stutter. The memoir begins in her childhood years, a bittersweet mix of tender memories-moments with her father in his grocery store, a magical morning at Girl Scout camp-and harder times, periods colored by isolation and feelings of helplessness. After Part I, we follow Aruni into her adolescence and early adulthood as she continues to suffer through painful gender confusion and a hollow heterosexual marriage. Finally, Aruni faces her truth and breaks free. At the end of Part II, she moves to New York City and aligns herself with a group of radical Jewish feminist lesbians. But the excitement of her new city life quickly spirals out of control, and in her twenties and thirties, Aruni struggles through drugs, alcohol, and a series of failed relationships. All the while, she continues to teach English at an inner city high school, mitigating her growing discontent by smoking pot during lunch breaks. At the end of Part III, Aruni has hit rock bottom. After coming to while banging her head on the floor without a clue how long she's been there, Aruni decides to face her addiction and attends her first AA meeting-a choice that changes the course of her life. In Part IV, Aruni embraces her new alcohol- and drug-free existence. After taking a workshop at Kripalu in the Berkshires, she makes the decision to leave her city life behind and relocate to the ashram. There her spiritual journey takes off, full of soulful discoveries, growing pains, and a wonderful sense of self-discovery. In Part V, Aruni shifts from itinerant wanderer to guide and teacher, reflecting on the lessons she has learned and sharing with us the invaluable wisdom she has gained from her rich and varied experiences. Aruni's voice is fresh, funny, and heartbreaking, replete with emotional vulnerability and honesty. Recovering My Voice enlightens while it entertains, instructs while it inspires. Like the best of memoirs, is the story of one woman's life told against a backdrop of universal echoes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

This Voice In My Heart

Author : Gilbert Tuhabonye
ISBN : 9780061986130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, "You will be all right; you will survive." He knows it was God speaking to him. Gilbert was the lone survivor of the genocide, and thanks his enduring faith in God for his survival. Today, having forgiven his enemies and moved forward with his life, he is a world–class athlete, running coach and celebrity in his new hometown of Austin, Texas. The road to this point has been a tough one, but Gilbert uses his survival instincts to spur him on to the goal of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. THIS VOICE IN MY HEART will portray not only the horrific event itself, but will be a catalyst for people to understand real forgiveness and the gift of faith in God.
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Finding My Voice

Author : Randy Brewer
ISBN : 0985265590
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27 doctors, 10 hospitals, 4 countries-and everybody said the same thing: You should have your trachea and larynx removed. You'll breathe through a breathing hole. You'll probably be fed through a feeding bag. And you'll never speak again. So begins the gripping memoir of Randy Brewer, who was diagnosed with a rare throat cancer. As he battled not only for his life and his physical voice, Randy discovered a most surprising grace. Growing up, Randy experienced a painful, dysfunctional childhood. As an adult, Randy became a workaholic on steroids. He raised money for charities by day and promoted rock bands at night. He was running, going, talking. But what was he running from? What did he really have to say? His doctor finally proposed a radical surgery. They would remove the cancer and fashion a new trachea from spare parts. Would it work? Would he ever speak again? Most importantly, where was God in all this anguish? In the silence that followed, Randy encountered a new Voice, calling him. Words of grace and hope that would change him forever. "Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing" is a profound look at tragedy turned to triumph. It inspires us to find our unique voice, imprinted by the Author of Life.
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My Sheep Hear My Voice

Author : Consuella Canada
ISBN : 9781602475694
Genre : Religion
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In her memoir, My Sheep Hear My Voice, Consuella Canada takes readers deep into the pits of sorrow and pain with a life reflecting the losses and faith of Job-the need for open-heart surgery, a six week coma, paralysis, shattered family dreams and an undying confidence in God and the power of prayer.
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And A Voice To Sing With

Author : Joan Baez
ISBN : 9781451688405
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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• The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series. Told often from Baez’s perspective, but supported by a rich performance and historical archive, the documentary centers on her career as a musician, power as an artist, those who influenced her, and those she championed. She will also be on a 27-city U.S. tour starting July 2009.. • A musical force and a catalyst for social change: At the age of eighteen Baez was an international star with a Time magazine cover story; fifty years later she has thirty-three albums to her credit. She also marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed for supporting the draft resistance, and sang in the first Amnesty International tour. An extraordinary woman who has led an eventful life, Baez’s memoir is as honest, unpretentious, and courageous as she is. .
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Her Voice

Author : Lesbian Memoirs
ISBN : 9781453771334
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Her Voice is not just poetry it is a work of art by women just like you.Never before has a voice been so loud and victorious. Out of the heavens she reigns supreme. Your voice, our voice is now Her Voice.If you have ever been in doubt, need or want of a savior...look no further than Her Voice.A collection of some of the greatest poets and poetry to hit this side of paradise. We have given every woman a voice through Her Voice.Find yours between these pages of divine voices.
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Finding My Voice

Author : Diane Rehm
ISBN : 1892123908
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The NPR talk show host discusses her life, her career, and her battle with spasmodic dysphonia.
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Finding My Voice

Author : Crystal H Vo
ISBN : 9798635442869
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"Finding My Voice-A Journey of Hope," tells the metaphorical and physical journey of Crystal H. Vo, a refugee from Vietnam who traveled through Indonesia before making her way to the United States of America at the age of sixteen. Crystal battled through an abusive childhood, ultimately coming to terms with the source of the depression that plagued her. She describes her subsequent fight with mental illness and details the coping mechanisms that she uses to help her today.Once in the U.S., Crystal found that her struggles had only just begun. She now needed to navigate a confusing educational system. After struggling, she obtained her GED and eventually went on to receive her associate's and then a bachelor's degree. She also became the mother to two children, raising them as a single parent.In addition to a powerful memoir, "Finding My Voice-A Journey of Hope" includes poignant and heart-wrenching poems dedicated to loved ones and groups of people. Crystal's story of overcoming loss and eventual triumph in the face of incredible odds make "Finding My Voice-A Journey of Hope" a truly remarkable and unforgettable story.
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Nothing But My Voice

Author : Donna Buiso
ISBN : 1530105714
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Despite enduring years of verbal and emotional abuse, nothing prepared Donna Buiso for the disastrous consequences of leaving her manipulative husband. She thought it couldn't get any worse. She was wrong. Nothing But My Voice traces the destruction of one woman's life as a result of her husband's manipulations and the complicity of the Family Probate Court, which refused to acknowledge the existence of abuse. When the Judge awards custody of their children to the father, the mother is left with nothing but her voice. This memoir serves as a battle cry to all women - and men - who lose their children to abusive partners and a corrupt court system that fails to protect the human rights of parents and their children.
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Finding My Voice

Author : Valerie Jarrett
ISBN : 9780525558149
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" "Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama "The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama's trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who "got" him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room--in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else--when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice. Born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America), Jarrett grew up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, where she began a remarkable journey, ultimately becoming one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.
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