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Pretending To Be Normal

Author : Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN : 9780857009876
Genre : Psychology
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Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.
Category: Psychology

Pretending To Be Erica

Author : Michelle Painchaud
ISBN : 9781101618103
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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We Were Liars meets Heist Society in a riveting debut! Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans’ lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she “reappears”—Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle. But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor’s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Erica is a killer debut.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Straight Skin Gay Masks And Pretending To Be Gay On Screen

Author : Gilad Padva
ISBN : 9781000057676
Genre : Social Science
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Straight Skin, Gay Masks and Pretending to Be Gay on Screen examines cinematic depictions of pretending-to-be-gay, assessing performances that not only reflect heteronormative and explicitly homophobic attitudes, but also offer depictions of gay selfhood with more nuanced multidirectional identifications. The case of straight protagonists pretending to be gay on screen is the ideal context in which to study unanticipated progressivity and dissidence in regard to cultural construction of human sexualities in the face of theatricalized epistemological collapse. Teasing apart the dynamics of depictions of both sexual stability and fluidity in cinematic images of men pretending to be gay offers new insights into such salient issues as sexual vulnerability and dynamics and long-term queer visibility in a politically complicated mass culture which is mostly produced in a heteronormative and even hostile cultural environment. Additionally, this book initially examines queer uses of sexuality masquerade in Alternate Gay World Cinema that allegorically features a world pretending to be gay, in which straights are harassed and persecuted, in order to expose the tragic consequences of sexual intolerance. Films and TV series examined as part of the analysis include The Gay Deceivers, Victor/Victoria, Happy Texas, William Friedkin’s Cruising and many other straight and gay screens. This is a fascinating and important study relevant to students and researchers in Film Studies, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Sexuality Studies, Communication Studies and Cultural Studies.
Category: Social Science

Let S Pretend This Never Happened

Author : Jenny Lawson
ISBN : 9781447223450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny' Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors Have you ever embarrassed yourself so badly you thought you'd never get over it? Have you ever wished your family could be just like everyone else's? Have you ever been followed to school by your father's herd of turkeys, mistaken a marriage proposal for an attempted murder or got your arm stuck inside a cow? OK, maybe that's just Jenny Lawson . . . The bestselling memoir from one of America's most outlandishly hilarious writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Decolonizing Global Mental Health

Author : China Mills
ISBN : 9781135080433
Genre : Psychology
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Decolonizing Global Mental Health is a book that maps a strange irony. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Movement for Global Mental Health are calling to ‘scale up’ access to psychological and psychiatric treatments globally, particularly within the global South. Simultaneously, in the global North, psychiatry and its often chemical treatments are coming under increased criticism (from both those who take the medication and those in the position to prescribe it). The book argues that it is imperative to explore what counts as evidence within Global Mental Health, and seeks to de-familiarize current ‘Western’ conceptions of psychology and psychiatry using postcolonial theory. It leads us to wonder whether we should call for equality in global access to psychiatry, whether everyone should have the right to a psychotropic citizenship and whether mental health can, or should, be global. As such, it is ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of critical psychology and psychiatry, social and health psychology, cultural studies, public health and social work.
Category: Psychology

Cambridge International As And A Level Psychology Revision Guide

Author : David Clarke
ISBN : 9781444181470
Genre : Study Aids
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Get your best grades with this Cambridge International A and AS Level Psychology Revision Guide. Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiner David Clarke Use research summaries and evaluation notes to improve your knowledge of key theories and studies, including coverage of the five specialist choice options Get the top marks by demonstrating your understanding of the research methods psychologists use Use the Revision Guide to prepare for the big day: Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner Use the expert tips to clarify key points Avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice Test yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it Practise your exam skills with exam-style questions and answers This title has not been through the Cambridge endorsement process.
Category: Study Aids

The Other Half Of Asperger Syndrome

Author : Maxine C. Aston
ISBN : 1931282048
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Based on academic research, experiences as a counselor specializing in this area and personal relationship experiences, the author uses quotations and real-life examples to illustrate her points with a compassionate understanding. Practical everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together, and "AS cannot be blamed for everything."
Category: Health & Fitness

Deception

Author : Lee Nichols
ISBN : 9781408820476
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Emma Vaile's parents leave on a mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. But then her best friend stops talking to her, the police crash her party and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian, Bennett Stern, and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England. After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular crowd. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain and strange visions are haunting her. Emma doesn't trust anyone any more - except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to her. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Congratulations It S Asperger Syndrome

Author : Jen Birch
ISBN : 9781846423932
Genre : Psychology
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One of the increasing number of people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in adulthood, New Zealand-born Jen Birch relates her story with humour and honesty, taking us through the years of frustration and confusion that led to her diagnosis in 1999. Now that she can put her life experiences into context, she candidly describes her continual search for 'normality', including her experiences at work, her difficulties with relationships, her time spent in a psychiatric hospital and her struggle for correct diagnosis in a country where the syndrome is relatively unknown. Talking positively about how her life has changed since the 'revelation', Jen aims to use this new-found knowledge to inform others about the syndrome and how, once its pros and cons are understood, life can be lived to the full.
Category: Psychology

Superpowers

Author : David J. Schwartz
ISBN : 9780307449689
Genre : Fiction
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Madison, Wisconsin: In the summer of 2001, five college juniors wake up with . . . not just a hangover, but superpowers. . . . Jack Robinson: Grew up on a farm, works in a chem lab, and brews his own beer. Age: 19. Superpower: SPEED. Caroline Bloom: Has a flair for fashion design and a mother who’s completely out of touch. Works as a waitress for a lunatic boss. Age: 20. Superpower: FLIGHT. Harriet Bishop: Studied violin, guitar, and piano . . . and was terrible at them all. Now writes about music for the campus paper. Age: 20. Superpower: ­INVISIBILITY. Mary Beth Layton: Is managing a 3.8, but feels like she’s working three times as hard as the people around her. Age: 20. Superpower: STRENGTH. Charlie Frost: Has an anxious way about him, and always looks like he’s on day 101 of his most recent haircut. Age: 20. Superpower: TELEPATHY. But how do you adjust to an extraordinary ability when you’re an ordinary person? What if you’re not ready for the responsibility that comes with great power? And how do you keep your head in a world that’s going mad?
Category: Fiction

Confessions Of A Sociopath

Author : M.E. Thomas
ISBN : 9780307956668
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Talk Normal

Author : Tim Phillips
ISBN : 9780749463656
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tim Phillips has been a journalist for 20 years, and during that time he has been slowly driven crazy by bad spokespeople: the jargon, the evasiveness, the inability to make a point or to answer a direct question. Now that every company has a small army dedicated to communications, the problem seems to be getting worse. That's why we should stop thinking about spin and management, and start concentrating on talking like human beings. Is this possible? Talk Normal is an attempt to find out. Based on the author's blog, www.talknormal.co.uk it's full of excruciating examples of corporate jargon, and it will help you to steer a path to better communication, whilst coping with the worst excesses of management speak at work.
Category: Business & Economics

Vindicated

Author : Keary Taylor
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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With the pain of the past behind them, Jessica and Alex are ready to move on with their lives. But moving on is hard when it involves reconnecting with the family who wanted to send Jessica to an institution. And living life isn’t easy when someone who doesn’t belong is watching her, threatening her life, determined to take Jessica back to the afterlife she should have joined months ago. And every day becomes a little harder for Alex. Time is ticking and if it runs out, Alex won’t be returning to the world of the living. It all boils down to Cole’s final words to Jessica: What are you willing to do to save him? The answer to keeping Alex lies in Jessica returning to the place he saved her from. The entire Fall of Angels series is now available. BRANDED - Book One FORSAKEN - Book Two VINDICATED - Book Three AFTERLIFE - Novelette Companion to Vindicated
Category: Fiction

Learning To Live With High Functioning Autism

Author : Mike Stanton
ISBN : 9781853029158
Genre : Psychology
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Intended for the professionals who work with autistic people and their families and friends, Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism draws on the Stanton family's experience, and compares it with the experiences of others, to offer an honest portrayal of what living with autism is actually like for all of those involved.
Category: Psychology

Pretending To Be A Normal Person Day After Day Is Exhausting

Author : Suzy Toronto
ISBN : 1598428705
Genre : Conduct of life
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Suzy Toronto puts an end to thinking you have to be, act, or look a certain way in order to fit in. Life is too short for that and, besides, it's exhausting trying to be something you're not day after day! With this light-hearted book, Suzy and her wacky characters show us that it's okay to break the rules sometimes, so long as we stay true to who we are and can learn to laugh at our mistakes. You'll be inspired to reach outside your comfort zone, embrace every moment with passion and enthusiasm, and always, always color outside the lines!
Category: Conduct of life

A Normal Class Manual For Sabbath School Workers

Author : United Presbyterian Church of North America. Permanent Committee on Sabbath Schools
ISBN : CHI:102395575
Genre : Sunday school literature
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An Aspie S Guide To Faking It

Author : Tony Attwood
ISBN : 9781784501297
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In order to survive in a Neurotypical world many Aspies feel that they need "fake it" and intentionally wear a mask and play a role so that people will not see who they really are. This can be exhausting and "faking it" is a key daily stressor for people with Asperger's Syndrome. This ebook is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there, done that, and offer suggestions for coping strategies that really work. Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer Cook O'Toole, Karen Krejcha and more offer guidance based on their personal experiences of "faking it" and the ebook ends with professional analysis and recommendations from world expert Dr. Tony Attwood. This inspirational advice comes from the bestselling book Been There. Done That. Try This!, written by Aspies for Aspies, now available in short Aspie Mentor Guides!
Category: Family & Relationships

Twisted

Author : Jay Bonansinga
ISBN : 9780786032693
Genre : Fiction
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FBI profiler Ulysses Grove's escape to a peaceful rural retreat is shattered by a new case that thrusts him back into the harrowing world of serial killers--and a fight against evil that will take him to the edge of sanity and into the very eye of mortal danger. . . Twisted In the heart of New Orleans, a serial killer is at work. While the city struggles to rebuild, he seeks only to destroy. His victims are offerings, surrounded by objects as mysterious as the French Quarter itself. For Special Agent Ulysses Grove the case is personal. The latest victim, a respected Tulane professor, was also a dear friend whose death holds startling clues to this madness. As Grove and journalist Maura County pore through cold cases and the dead man's half-destroyed notes, a terrifying truth begins to unfold: a Mayan expedition gone wrong, an ancient civilization, ritual human sacrifices, and a serial killer who has tapped the secrets of indestructible power. Now, as a storm season threatens the Gulf Coast, Grove is on the hunt for a twisted psychopath with a deep connection to his own past--one who sees Grove as the ultimate trophy. . .
Category: Fiction

Do Not Disturb

Author : Carsen Taite
ISBN : 9781602824362
Genre : Fiction
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Love doesn't wait to be invited in... Ainsley Faraday specializes in the management of sleek, urban hotels, and is reluctant to accept her employer's latest challenge to take over a mom-and-pop property in Santa Fe. Even though she has no desire to be surrounded with lonely mountain ranges and coyote skulls, she can't resist a challenge that might put her within reach of a corner office at headquarters. Rock star Greer Davis's protective bubble of stardom bursts after a night of wanton partying results in a public disaster of epic proportions. Unprepared for the scathing turn of events, Greer heads for the hills—literally. She assumes a new identity and returns to her roots in Northern New Mexico just as her latest album debuts at number one on the charts. When Ainsley and Greer meet on a flight to New Mexico, love is the last thing on either of their minds, but tall mountain vistas, big blue skies, and hot, hot green chili all combine to create a rush of endorphins begging for release.
Category: Fiction

Normal Reader

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435079237947
Genre : Elocution
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Category: Elocution