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An Elephant In The Living Room

Author : Jill M. Hastings
ISBN : 1568380356
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Originally published: Minneapolis, Minn.: CompCare Publishers, 1984.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Robb Thompson
ISBN : 1606834274
Genre : Religion
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"The elephant in the room" is a common idiom defined as "to avoid an obvious truth." The "elephant" is the glaring reality that everyone sees and is aware of, but is shunned and avoided at all cost. That elephant is ETHICS. In this book, you will learn the extent to which we, as a society, have morally regressed and what each of us can do to examine ourselves, change the course of our lives, and reclaim this nation in which we live. You will uncover practical principles that illustrate what it means to be a person of ethical character, and you will discover how to daily develop that treasure in your life. You have the opportunity to shape your future and to become all that you were created to be. The outcome of your life rests upon how willingly you embrace truth and virtue - and how strongly you build your ethical foundation.
Category: Religion

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 0198040520
Genre : Social Science
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The fable of the Emperor's New Clothes is a classic example of a conspiracy of silence, a situation where everyone refuses to acknowledge an obvious truth. But the denial of social realities--whether incest, alcoholism, corruption, or even genocide-is no fairy tale. In The Elephant in the Room, Eviatar Zerubavel sheds new light on the social and political underpinnings of silence and denial-the keeping of "open secrets." The author shows that conspiracies of silence exist at every level of society, ranging from small groups to large corporations, from personal friendships to politics. Zerubavel shows how such conspiracies evolve, illuminating the social pressures that cause people to deny what is right before their eyes. We see how each conspirator's denial is symbiotically complemented by the others', and we learn that silence is usually more intense when there are more people conspiring-and especially when there are significant power differences among them. He concludes by showing that the longer we ignore "elephants," the larger they loom in our minds, as each avoidance triggers an even greater spiral of denial. Drawing on examples from newspapers and comedy shows to novels, children's stories, and film, the book travels back and forth across different levels of social life, and from everyday moments to large-scale historical events. At its core, The Elephant in the Room helps us understand why we ignore truths that are known to all of us.
Category: Social Science

Prenups And The Elephant In The Room

Author : Deborah Hope Wayne
ISBN : 9780997942224
Genre : Law
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"Prenups and the Elephant in the Room: A Handbook for the Prenup Process" is a practical, informative guide to negotiating a prenup. It provides a user-friendly framework for how the process of arriving at a prenup works-from the beginning considerations and conversations to the final product. The book provides guidance on determining whether a prenup is a wise choice, reasons to have a prenup, and how to have productive negotiations. It also addresses common misconceptions. The underlying premise of the book is that the negotiations for a prenuptial agreement present an opportunity to begin marriage with a clear sense of each other's values and priorities. The goal of the book is to help make the user's own process more productive and meaningful.
Category: Law

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Tommy Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781501111631
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Inspirational…I loved this book. I found myself sneak-reading it from the moment it came in the door. As with a sack of White Castle burgers, I hated to reach the end….[Tomlinson] writes exceedingly well.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times The government definition of obesity is a body mass index of 30 or more. My BMI is 60.7. My shirts are size XXXXXXL, which the big-and-tall stores shorten to 6X. I’m 6-foot-1, or 73 inches tall. My waist is 60 inches around. I’m nearly a sphere. Those are the numbers. This is how it feels… So begins The Elephant in the Room, Tommy Tomlinson’s remarkably intimate and insightful memoir of his life as a fat man. When he was almost fifty years old, Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson chronicles his lifelong battle with weight in a voice that combines the urgency of Roxane Gay’s Hunger with the intimacy of Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’. He also hits the road to meet other members of the plus-sized tribe in an attempt to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. From buying a FitBit and setting exercise goals to contemplating the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, America’s “capital of food porn,” and modifying his own diet, Tomlinson brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head-on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take—big and small—to lose weight by the end. Affecting and searingly honest, The Elephant in the Room is a powerful memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addiction, shame, or self-consciousness. It is also a literary triumph that will stay with readers long after the last page.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Jonathan Waxman
ISBN : 085729895X
Genre : Medical
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The Elephant in the Room is a collection of short stories that creatively communicate the cancer patient’s journey. The stories, based on real-life accounts, are built around the idiosyncratic relationships between patients and their doctors. Using humor, empathy and wisdom, Jonathan Waxman explores the very human side of cancer as well as providing expert commentary on the clinical aspects of diagnosis and therapy of this disease. These stories comfort and entertain, inform and engage, and are a treat to read for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer.
Category: Medical

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Ed Baker
ISBN : 0979365406
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the spirit of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, travel with the main character on an allegorical journey toward realizing your dreams & securing your financial future.
Category: Business & Economics

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Krizia Guerra-Coleman
ISBN : 9781496962584
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book describes some of the psychological and physical aspects of pregnancy and parenthood that the other books about what to expect missed out on. I am writing to the women who have gotten pregnant unplanned, have been raped, or find themselves as teen moms--or in any other circumstances, even planned pregnancies. This book has helpful tips on parenting, maintaining your health, and dealing with issues encountered during pregnancy and parenting for the entire family. It covers the psychological aspect of what is okay to feel or not to feel during pregnancy and parenthood, the realization of loss of oneself as a person, and what to expect and deal with the first year of parenthood. There are also helpful tips for dads to understand what the mom is going through as well as guidelines to have a functioning household once the baby arrives, including what you really need for the baby and the hospital, how much babies cost, and vaccination and alternative medicines. More information on this and other important parenting matters is available on the author's blog at
Category: Family & Relationships

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Paul Cornell
ISBN : 9781466840768
Genre : Fiction
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George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011's Fort Freak, Martin is also commissioning and editing new Wild Cards stories for publication on Paul Cornell's "The Elephant in the Room" is the tale of a young woman who can temporarily take on the superpowers of people she's near...and of the crisis this leads her into as she struggles to deal with an overcontrolling mother, a very strange boyfriend, and the beginning of a career. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction