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Uncle Dysfunctional

Author : AA Gill
ISBN : 9781786891846
Genre : Humor
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From 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend, or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.
Category: Humor

Biblical Dysfunctional Families That Made It And Now So Can You No More Excuses

Author : Sandra Ekpenyong
ISBN : 9781607910855
Genre : Religion
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Biblical Dysfunctional Families That Made It, Now So Can You; is a book that takes a private look at different Biblical families and their dysfunctional backgrounds and how they succeeded in spite of them. It brings the bible into 21st century perspective in order to help people facing today issues find a godly solution for them. While times may have changed, the struggles remain real and the same - incest, murder, rejection, greed, lies, misguided ministers, bad in-laws, sibling rivalry and deceptive marriages to name a few. Yet, in spite of it all some; through love, longsuffering, sacrifice and forgiveness rose above these things to make it. This book reminds us all that every family has a bit of dysfunction in it and we must learn to deal with it in order to overcome it. Being from a dysfunctional family does not mean that one needs to remain dysfunctional. We all have a responsibility to the next generation, to learn how to move forward. Only through the love of Christ, sacrifice and willingness can we rid our societies, churches and families of dysfunction. Let us learn from those who were before us, that one day we might become the family that others are privileged to read about. She is a well-sought after speaker and has addressed audiences and ministries world-wide. Sandra also pens a monthly newsletter titled "In Harvest," that addresses struggling relationship issues. She resides bi-continental in both America and Africa, while overseeing World Harvest Covenant Churches in several West African countries. She has a ministry in Laurel, Maryland and sits on a number of boards that help and encourages financial empowerment of young women and men. She is best reachable atwww.worldharvestintl.org or by mail at World Harvest International Ministries P. O. Box 5423 Laurel, MD 20826
Category: Religion

The Dysfunctional Logic Of Power

Author : Randel McGirr
ISBN : 9781329790032
Genre : Fiction
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Despite the melodramatic sounding title, this book tells the humor-laden story of four boys; three of whom must rescue the other from a boot camp, which he was sent to by his vindictive parents! The undeserving lad must suffer until his friends come up with a plan to rescue him from the facility for delinquent youth!
Category: Fiction

Secrets Of A Dysfunctional Family

Author : Keisha Covington
ISBN : 9781546277620
Genre : Fiction
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My book, Secrets of a Dysfunctional Family, is inspired on a true story about the struggle of three sisters’ determination to overcome the odds of drama as children who also were physically, mentally, and emotionally abused and were betrayed by their family. Trying to understand and cope with the hurt, the sisters couldn’t understand why someone who was supposed to care, love, and protect you would do the unthinkable. What the sisters went through as children and the lifestyle they had to grow up in because of what others decided to do to them took a drastic impact on their lives and also the reasons why one sister as a senior in high school, at seventeen years of age, left home as a loner to seek refuge after being abused, disowned, and abandoned by her parents.
Category: Fiction

Mother Earth And Uncle Sam

Author : Rena I. Steinzor
ISBN : 0292773447
Genre : Nature
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In this compelling study, Rena Steinzor highlights the ways in which the government, over the past twenty years, has failed to protect children from harm caused by toxic chemicals. She believes these failures—under-funding, excessive and misguided use of cost/benefit analysis, distortion of science, and devolution of regulatory authority—have produced a situation in which harm that could be reduced or eliminated instead persists. Steinzor states that, as a society, we are neglecting our children's health to an extent that we would find unthinkable as individual parents, primarily due to the erosion of the government's role in protecting public health and the environment. At this pace, she asserts, our children will inherit a planet under grave threat. We can arrest these developments if a critical mass of Americans become convinced that these problems are urgent and the solutions are near at hand. By focusing on three specific case studies—mercury contamination through the human food chain, perchlorate (rocket fuel) in drinking water, and the effects of ozone (smog) on children playing outdoors—Steinzor creates an analysis grounded in law, economics, and science to prove her assertions about the existing dysfunctional system. Steinzor then recommends a concise and realistic series of reforms that could reverse these detrimental trends and serve as a blueprint for restoring effective governmental intervention. She argues that these recommendations offer enough material to guide government officials and advocacy groups toward prompt implementation, for the sake of America's—and the world's—future generations.
Category: Nature

Adult Children Secrets Of Dysfunctional Families

Author : John Friel
ISBN : 9780757393358
Genre : Self-Help
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It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.
Category: Self-Help

A Dysfunctional Legacy

Author : Leonard Smith
ISBN : 9781450257336
Genre : Religion
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A Dysfunctional Legacy presents a retelling of the defining events that occur in the family of Abraham from the time subsequent to the eviction of Ishmael and Hagar to the time of Jacobs death. Offering a realistic, down-to earth picture of this chosen family rather than the sanctimonious treatment of them that is sometimes presented, the story begins with the end of Abraham and Sarahs marriage and his subsequent marriage to Keturah. When he is instructed by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, he heads on the mission with the hope that God will inform him that a mistake has been made and that his sons life will be saved. But Gods intervention does not come as expected, and Abrahams life takes a turn to the road less travelled. Abrahams story as told in A Dysfunctional Legacy depicts the vaunted promises made to Abraham that have seemingly faded by the time of the death of his grandson, Jacob.
Category: Religion

Poverty In Contemporary Literature

Author : B. Korte
ISBN : 9781137429292
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mind Over Money

Author : Wayne E. Nance
ISBN : 0840767439
Genre : Business & Economics
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Voor een positieve kijk op het verdienen en uitgeven van geld.
Category: Business & Economics

Children S Literature

Author : Barbara D. Stoodt
ISBN : UOM:39015041063143
Genre : Children
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Category: Children

Uncle Vampire

Author : Cynthia D. Grant
ISBN : UOM:39015033096176
Genre : Emotional problems
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Sixteen-year-old twins Carolyn and Honey cannot agree whether to reveal the terrible secret they share about Uncle Toddy, in a psychological thriller that is also a portrait of personal victory and courage.
Category: Emotional problems

Mixed Nuts

Author : MikWright, Ltd
ISBN : 0740747487
Genre : Humor
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A compilation of Tim and Phyllis's greeting card line, which evolved from family photos and contributions from their friends and business associates.
Category: Humor

Is There Hope For Uncle Sam

Author : Jan Nederveen Pieterse
ISBN : UOM:39015079196633
Genre : Political Science
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For over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination. Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasingly unsustainable. In this provocative new book, leading sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks whether it’s possible for America to chart a different course. In this book, he argues that correcting the course of decline would mean taking drastic steps. Only a reinvention of New Deal politics could address social inequality, while repositioning itself in world politics would mean adopting genuine multilateralism.
Category: Political Science

Electoral Dysfunction

Author : Victoria Bassetti
ISBN : 9781595588210
Genre : Political Science
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Imagine a country where the right to vote is not guaranteed by the Constitution, where the candidate with the most votes loses, and where paperwork requirements and bureaucratic bungling disenfranchise millions. You’re living in it. If the consequences weren’t so serious, it would be funny. An eye-opening, fact-filled companion to the forthcoming PBS documentary starring political satirist and commentator Mo Rocca, Electoral Dysfunction illuminates a broad array of issues, including the Founding Fathers’ decision to omit the right to vote from the Constitution—and the legal system’s patchwork response to this omission; the battle over voter ID, voter impersonation, and voter fraud; the foul-ups that plague Election Day, from ballot design to contested recounts; the role of partisan officials in running elections; and the anti-democratic origins and impact of the Electoral College. The book concludes with a prescription for a healthy voting system by Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote. Published in the run-up to the 2012 election, Electoral Dysfunction is for readers across the political spectrum who want their votes to count.
Category: Political Science

Living With Erectile Dysfunction Aint So Hard

Author : Bruce Codrington
ISBN : 9781440183546
Genre : Self-Help
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Often a man is sitting all alone, depressed, angry, cursing God, feeling inadequate as a man, taking out anger and frustrations on the ones he loves. If the reason for these emotions is a result of suffering from erectile dysfunction, then this book is a must read. The author candidly expresses his personal struggles and solutions to handling this medical condition that strikes millions of men every year. The story is written in a light, humorous, yet honest tone that offers solutions to handling this condition. When men can learn to laugh more at themselves, and understand that erectile dysfunction is manageable, we are on our way to enjoying our sex lives again.
Category: Self-Help

Mental Illness Stuttering And Gross Dysfunction

Author : S. L. C.
ISBN : 9781434929419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“There are families that are dysfunctional with all small letters, others dysfunctional with a capital D, and then there are families that are dysfunctional with all capital letters, and this is your family.” Growing up, the author’s life was far from being perfect. With her parents’ constant fighting (never knowing when it would start, but sure in the knowledge that it would), her older brother’s indifference, her sister’s bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and her younger brothers’ grossly disrespectful manners toward her (including their tendencies to do the wrong things), it’s no wonder she has kept a lot of anger inside her. And this, she believes, was the cause of her stuttering. This condition has been a debilitating factor for her, robbing her of confidence during her formative years. Yet she persevered, despite all the familial baggage, and managed to finish college and become her own woman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

C A R E Courage To Take Action Relevant To Everyone

Author : Charles Lobosco
ISBN : 9781450250672
Genre : Business & Economics
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When you become C.A.R.E. certified, you’ll be equipped to have the Courage to take Action Relevant to Everyone. No matter where you work, you will achieve results that will help your entire company without hurting individuals. By applying proven principles, you will join others who have already become go-to people with solid job security. Discover the key elements that will allow you to become C.A.R.E. certified, including the following: • The nine components that must be mastered • How to find mentors • Takeaway tools to maintain your certification • What changes your boss will notice most Gain access to real case studies from an expert with thirty years of experience in the corporate workplace. Learn how others use this method respond to challenges and are recognized for their efforts. Regardless of the role you perform at your company, it’s possible to take immediate action to improve your situation with C.A.R.E.—Courage to Take Action Relevant to Everyone.
Category: Business & Economics