RUBBER BAND GIRL A MOTHERS MEMOIR

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Rubber Band Girl

Author : Jennifer Nielson
ISBN : 9781937458614
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Marfan Syndrome, or “Rubber Band Disease,” as it is commonly called, has taken the lives of too many, too soon. A disease that attacks the ligaments of the body, it is associated with heart and vision problems, extreme flexibility of the joints, and, its most noticeable feature, excessive height. In this inspiring memoir, Jennifer Nielson recounts her journey as the mother of Hadley, a beautiful young girl with Marfan Syndrome. Together, they climb the mountains of life-threatening health problems and endless doctor visits. Together, they travel through the deep valleys of sorrow and loss. Together, they successfully manage Marfan’s—and forge an unbreakable bond in the process. Rubber Band Girl is a heartwarming story of a mother and daughter who never give up on life or on each other. Because of its honesty, positive tone, and happy ending, it will find an eager audience with any parent who has struggled with the health challenges of a child. Jennifer Nielson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in elementary education. A self-proclaimed “recovering perfectionist,” she has learned to fuse her creativity and energy to raise a family, teach music, and produce a successful home-based interior design business. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona, with her husband, Talan, and their five children.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Memoirs Of A Woman Doctor

Author : Nawal El Saadawi
ISBN : 9780863567230
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 47.56 MB
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A young Egyptian woman clashes with her traditional family when she chooses a career in medicine. Rather than submit to an arranged marriage and motherhood, she cuts her hair short and works fiercely to realise her dreams. At medical school, she begins to understand the mysteries of the human body. After years of denying her own desires, the doctor begins a series of love affairs that allow her to explore her sexuality – on her own terms.
Category: Fiction

Joy Enough A Memoir

Author : Sarah McColl
ISBN : 9781631494710
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a bracing new voice comes this life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother’s image. Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned an indelible tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. In a series of vibrant vignettes—lipstick applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked—McColl reveals a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of children. Mining the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother, McColl confronts her identity as a woman, walking lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her and clinging fast to the joy she left behind. With candor reminiscent of classics like C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Joy Enough offers a story that blooms with life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs Of A Schizophrenic Goddess

Author : Nadine Murray
ISBN : 9780595291489
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Admitting I'm nuts would mean that the journey has not been real. Memoirs of a Schizophrenic Goddess begins with the murder of John Lennon. The superstar's spirit leads me to a book on science, ritual and religion called Tantrism. In the book I find pictures of a woman spinning in a circle. Finally there is a reason for the dance that I've been hiding in all of my life. According to the book I am a goddess, but the book is too difficult to understand, the science is too complex. To understand the journey I must read every book in the library. That's millions of books. Adding to my misery are the voices and the visions. Jesus and The Virgin are flesh and blood in my world, and devil-fighting rituals are a way of life. Exhausting my resources I search for help. No one wants to listen. I am encouraged to be quiet, not to let my "craziness" surface. That doesn't work for me because the journey is real.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Honey Bus A Memoir Of Loss Courage And A Girl Saved By Bees

Author : Meredith May
ISBN : 9781488095450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature’s most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees. May turned to her grandfather and the art of beekeeping as an escape from her troubled reality. Her mother had receded into a volatile cycle of neurosis and despair and spent most days locked away in the bedroom. It was during this pivotal time in May’s childhood that she learned to take care of herself, forged an unbreakable bond with her grandfather and opened her eyes to the magic and wisdom of nature. The bees became a guiding force in May’s life, teaching her about family and community, loyalty and survival and the unequivocal relationship between a mother and her child. Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Teta Mother And Me

Author : Jean Said Makdisi
ISBN : 0863568912
Genre : History
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Using unpublished family documents, the memories of friends and acquaintances, and histories of the region and period, Makdisi traces her family's personal story against the backdrop of political events as they take place in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and the United States. The story begins in the 1880's of her grandmother's early childhood in Ottoman Syria; details her mother's experiences of two world wars and their repercussions for the Middle East; and concludes with the author's own experience of raising a family in Beirut, amidst the endless, futile, disillusioning fratricide of the Lebanese civil war (1975-90). This intimate biography reveals the unsung private histories of three extraordinary women--as they work, play and raise families under the most difficult of circumstances.
Category: History

Memoir Of A Modernist S Daughter

Author : Eleanor Munro
ISBN : 0140099441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recounts her experiences growing up as the daughter of a Modernist philosopher and teacher, who had rigid ideas on how children should be raised
Category: Biography & Autobiography