Biography & Autobiography

I Became Rebellious | ,

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My name is Shay Shay, and I’m twenty-eight years old. I am a strong young woman, I am courageous, I am strong, I have courage, and I am true to myself and with myself. I’m a loving person. I love hard. I am sensitive to others’ needs, especially when they’re hurting. I have a big heart. I care too much. I wrote this book because I know I’m not the only one who goes through it. I meet people, and I find out that they went through the same things that I’ve been through. I wrote this book to help a lot of the young people follow the path that they wanted to set for themselves but couldn’t take the necessary actions to follow that path. I wrote this inspirational book to potentially help everyone who’s in need ’cause I hurt very badly every day. I cry every day; it helps me take away a lot of my tears. The words of this book or my tears are sincerely yours truly..

History

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War | Frederick Downs

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“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home..

Biography & Autobiography

Bog-Standard Business - How I took the plunge and became the Millionaire Plumber | Charlie Mullins

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I'm a millionaire plumber. I went from being a North London street urchin to owning London's biggest independent plumbing firm, which I built myself from scratch. We turn over more than ?20 million a year, and we're growing. The country's best plumbers and heating engineers queue up to work for me. We are the plumbers of choice for London's high society - movie stars and celebrities of all kinds. I count David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson among my friends. How did that happen?In this frank and absorbing memoir, Charlie Mullins describes his meteoric rise from an impoverished childhood in London, to owner of one of the most renowned and respected businesses in the UK - Pimlico Plumbers. He reveals how he survived his tough upbringing, became a parent himself and had to bid a painful farewell to his first passion - boxing.In this honest and moving account, Charlie explains how he worked his way up from apprentice, through sheer hard graft and determination, to conquer the plumbing world - and met a few interesting characters in the process. Larger than life, and full of humour, this is a valuable insight into how to build a business and the courage required to make it a success..

Religion

Stand All the Way Up | Sophie Hudson

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Whenever you face the hard stuff—the pieces and parts of life that keep you up at night, relentlessly reminding you that the “simple and easy” path is somehow a turn you’ve missed along the way —is your first instinct to try to make it all simply go away? You might wonder if it’s possible to just ignore it, or, better yet, to burn it all down. During a particularly difficult stretch in her own life, Sophie learned that the Lord, through His Word and His people, has already provided all that we need to get up, straighten up, and stand all the way up. This book is a collection of stories full of humor, sass, and spiritual insight, revealing our God who teaches you to stand up for yourself, stand up for the people you love, stand up for the people who can’t, and stand up for the Kingdom..

Biography & Autobiography

I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual | Pierre Seel

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On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, seventeen-year- old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. This was the beginning of his journey through the horrors of a concentration camp. For nearly forty years, Seel kept this secret in order to hide his homosexuality. Eventually he decided to speak out, bearing witness to an aspect of the Holocaust rarely seen. This edition, with a new foreword from gay-literature historian Gregory Woods, is an extraordinary firsthand account of the Nazi roundup and the deportation of homosexuals..

Religion

Letters to a Young Muslim | Omar Saif Ghobash

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**A New York Times Editor's Pick** **One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017** From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century. In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today’s world. Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society. This is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together. Written with the experience of a diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father; Ghobash’s letters offer understanding and balance in a world that rarely offers any. An intimate and hopeful glimpse into a sphere many are unfamiliar with; it provides an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe..

Biography & Autobiography

The Face That Changed It All | Beverly Johnson

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A New York Times bestseller, this revelatory and redemptive memoir from Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, and who, over five hundred magazine covers later, remains one of the most successful glamour girls of all time, goes behind the lens and glossy magazine covers. Growing up a studious, bookish child during the socially conscious, racially charged ’60s, Beverly Johnson never imagined that she would irrevocably change modern fashion by becoming the first black cover model of American Vogue in 1974. What followed has been a successful, multifaceted, and inspiring career in modeling. In The Face That Changed It All, Beverly Johnson brings her own passionate and deeply honest voice to the page to chronicle the highs, lows, and everything in between of her career. In this “revealing, even harrowing” (USA TODAY) memoir, with glamorous tales about the hard partying of the 1970s and Hollywood during the ’80, Johnson details her many encounters and fascinating friendships with Jackie Kennedy, Calvin Klein, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Keith Richards, and Warren Beatty. “Refreshingly brave and tough-minded in her self-assessment” (Variety), Johnson reveals the demons she wrestled with over the course of her storied career. She brings us into the heart of her struggles with racism, drug addiction, divorce, and a prolonged child custody battle over her daughter that tested her fortitude and sanity. She shares for the first time intimate details surrounding her love affair with the late tennis icon Arthur Ashe, pays homage to her mentor, the late Naomi Sims, while lifting the veil off the complicated, catty, and often times tense relationships between models during her fashion heyday. Featuring gorgeous, never-before-seen photos from Johnson’s childhood and modeling days, The Face That Changed It All gives a no-holds-barred look at the lives of the rich, fabulous, and famous. It is also a story of failure and success in the upper echelons of the fashion world, and how Beverly Johnson emerged from her struggles smarter, happier, and stronger than ever..

Religion

Trifling To Transformed | Hilton C. Young, Sr

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Trifling to Transformed is a comprehensive look at my life of indulging in sin and how my gift of knowledge, teaching, and exhortation helped deliver me from a life of fornication, compulsive and habitual lying, and people pleasing through the artistic expression of spoken word poetry, testimony, and information. Based on the scriptures 1 Timothy 4:12-16, Trifling to Transformed gives a step by step process about how to properly and strategically exercise your gift and how it can operate as a therapeutic and cathartic function, and can help you cope with some of life’s issues concerning your spiritual walk. Trifling to transformed also mentions former and current struggles as a Christian and how the gift continues to help cope with those struggles..

Fiction

In Case I Go | Angie Abdou

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Young Eli - with the help of his friend Amy - finds himself answering for the mistakes of his late great-great grandfather. Both Eli and Amy have a foot in multiple worlds, and they relive and account for past lives of seduction and betrayal. This new kind of ghost story explores the ways we’re haunted by the misdoings of ancestors..

Sports & Recreation

Hockey Talk | M. Gordon Hunter

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This is another book about hockey. But this one is unique. It contains many stories by and about individuals who broadcast play-by-plays of major junior and provincial junior A games from arenas across Canada. There are even a few chapters about broadcasters from teams in the United States that play in Canadian leagues. There are major junior chapters from the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Chapters from provincial junior A leagues include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Maritimes. Some of the contributors for this book wrote their own chapters. Others preferred to be interviewed. In all cases, the final version of each chapter was approved by the contributor. The chapters include many descriptions of broadcasters experiences. They describe their early experiences with hockey. Some played, while others listened on the radio, watched on TV, or attended games. The stories include how they became involved as play-by-play broadcasters and who were direct or indirect mentors. Each broadcaster recounts their memories of the first game they called. They also describe some of the notable players, coaches, and color commentators. Where possible, there are even some bus stories. Each chapter concludes with a comment about what the experience of broadcasting play-by-play has meant to each individual..

Cooking

Mastering Spice | Lior Lev Sercarz,Genevieve Ko

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Spices are the fastest, easiest way to transform a dish from good to spectacular. In his new book, Lior Lev Sercarz, the country's most sought-after spice expert, shows you how to master flavor in 250 inspiring recipes, each counting on spices to elevate this collection of everyday and new favorites. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Spices are the magic ingredient in Lior Lev Sercarz's newest book, Mastering Spice, and all it takes is a pinch to bring your meatballs, roast chicken, or brownies to the next level. Owner of New York City spice shop La Boîte, and a professionally trained chef who has cooked at some of the world's most renown restaurants, Lior's simple and straightforward approach showcases how spices and spice blends can take a recipe for chicken soup, meatballs, or brownies into a whole new and exciting direction. Every section begins with a master recipe and technique--then Lior teaches readers how to change the spices or some of the ingredients to get a profoundly different dish than what you began with. By mastering the techniques and playing with the variations, you'll learn how to use spices to become a more creative and intuitive cook, and how spices can endlessly heighten your eating experience..

Social Science

Turning the Tide of Male Juvenile Delinquency | Dr. Lawrence C. Grebstein, PhD, ABPP,Dr. Judy A. Van Wyk, PhD

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Research evidence now supports the prediction that juvenile delinquents fare significantly better in rehabilitative programs than in youth prisons or home confinement. This book constitutes a groundbreaking, how-to roadmap for developing and implementing an effective rehabilitative program for delinquent youth. Based on a landmark study on the treatment of juvenile delinquents, the book describes a multidisciplinary approach toward solving social problems and illustrates how an integrative model of family counseling can be applied in a residential setting. This program hones the most effective strategies into a single unified evolutionary approach to rehabilitation that will be useful to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and students working with juvenile delinquents. The authors have culled information from sociology, psychology, criminology, and social justice to explain why juveniles commit crimes and have developed strategies toward rehabilitation that directly address the causes. Analyzing data that spans 31 years from a large study of youth offenders that incorporates information from multiple sources, they describe in detail how this model residential treatment and education program provides a viable alternative to youth prison. Chapters address the historical context for present-day treatment of juvenile delinquency and the main components of the program at Ocean Tides, including its underlying philosophy, detailed descriptions of effective interventions, practical strategies for interviewing and working with adolescent male juvenile delinquents, and training programs that can be used in other settings. The book also includes new and important data on the effects of family violence and includes descriptions of how outside consultants can be used to inform treatment and rehabilitation. KEY FEATURES: Describes a proven, multidisciplinary approach to significantly reducing violent behavior among juveniles Based on a landmark study of an effective rehabilitative program Includes new and important data on the effects of family violence Guides professionals in replicating the success of the Ocean Tides program Provides readers with practical strategies for interviewing and working with adolescent male juvenile delinquents.

Biography & Autobiography

The House of Memory | John Freely

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In this funny and tender memoir, John Freely reflects on a remarkable life. Splitting his early childhood between the U.S. and Ireland inspired in Freely a lifelong desire to see the world and its inhabitants. At age six he settled in Brooklyn, where he spent a sometimes tumultuous boyhood amidst a large extended family: moving from house to house, the family’s belongings packed in an uncle’s hearse. Growing up poor, in his teens, Freely took whatever jobs he could when times got tough, always shaking off his losses and moving on, hungry for new experiences and adventures. He joined the U.S. Navy at seventeen to “see the world” and did just that. As a member of an elite commando unit, he was sent to one of the most remote places in Asia where he served alongside Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese forces during the last weeks of World War II. A vivid recollection on a world that now exists only in memory, The House of Memory is a lasting tribute to a life well lived, and to all of the immigrant families who have struggled, endured, and enriched our country..

Family & Relationships

Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture | Meg Meeker

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Parents have never had a tougher job than now. Our culture bombards our daughters with unhealthy role models, misleads them about the consequences of early sexual activity, and even adds to the confusion of adolescences by encouraging them to question their “gender.” Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women—and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter—whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen—to achieve her full human potential. In this book, you will learn: The four biggest questions every daughter has—and that you must answer Why it's the quality, not the quantity, of your daughter's friends that matters The essential, complementary roles that mothers and fathers play The dangers of social media—and how to help your daughter navigate them What every daughter needs to know about God Why depression is often a "sexually transmitted disease" How to launch your daughter into successful womanhood If you have a daughter, and worry about her future, you need Dr. Meg's advice..

Fiction

Now Do You Believe in Ghost | V. E. Bowers

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These are seven short stories that will leave you as the reader believing too. From a sprit, making sure that its family is going to be alright before it journeys into the light where loved ones are waiting, to the ghost of a small child that needed the love from the living until the living needs the childs ghost so much that she would dare to join it on the other side. When two young girls become friends, as the one tells its secrets to the other. The only catch is that the youngest one was murdered before the older one was even born. Best friends meet their very first day of school, this becomes a friendship that last beyond the grave. Can a grandfathers love help a lost soul come home and find peace within herself once he has already passed. A woman finds out she is dying of cancer and still has the courage to face death head on and be thankful that she knew her time here would be short. Find out how her values and love still lives on today. When a man comes home to late to say goodbye to his father he realizes that when time is lost it is the one thing you can never get back. Were they ghost, or maybe even angels in disguise... you decide..

Music

Great Oboists on Music and Musicianship | Michele L. Fiala,Martin Schuring

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What do the world's most prominent oboists have to say about their musical ideas, performance techniques, and teaching strategies? Michele L. Fiala and Martin Schuring, themselves skilled oboists, undertook the project of asking twenty-six of them about their musicianship and pedagogy. The results are collected in Great Oboists on Music and Musicianship, which provides a unique window into how these virtuosi of wind instruments think about their craft. Each chapter paints an engaging portrait of a leading oboist that allows them to share--in their own words--their insights on the performance techniques, learning strategies, and career moves that propelled them to their current stature. The captivating prose chapters that Fiala and Schuring composed from the interviews allow each artist's personality to shine through as they convey their hard-won wisdom on topics such as musical interpretation, the relationship between vocal and instrumental music, being a good ensemble player, and warm-up routines. The diverse array of musicians portrayed in this book includes orchestral and solo performers from across North America, Europe, and Australia. Their practical advice will resonate not just with oboists but also with players and teachers of other instruments as they pursue their own musical journeys..

Fiction

Turning Thirty | Mike Gayle

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Unlike most people Matt Beckford is actually looking forward to turning thirty. At last, he thinks his career, finances and love life are all sorted. But life has other plans, and after splitting up with his girlfriend Matt is forced to move back in with his parents. This scenario soon has Matt feeling nostalgic, and desperate for some sanity. So, one by one, he tracks down his old school mates - the rest of the Magnificent Seven. But when you're turning thirty nothing's as simple as it used to be..

Fiction

Harlequin Special Edition January 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 | Judy Duarte,Victoria Pade,Christy Jeffries

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Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: HAVING THE COWBOY’S BABY Brighton Valley Cowboys By Judy Duarte Beautiful country singer Carly Rayburn wants to focus on her promising singing career—so she reluctantly cuts off her affair with sexy cowboy Ian McAllister. But when she discovers she's pregnant with his child, she finds so much more in the arms of the rugged rancher. ABBY, GET YOUR GROOM! The Camdens of Colorado By Victoria Pade Dylan Camden hires Abby Crane to style his sister for her wedding…but his motives aren't pure. To make amends for the Camden clan's past wrongdoings, Dylan must make Abby aware of her past. But what's a bachelor to do when he falls for the very girl he's supposed to help? A MARINE FOR HIS MOM Sugar Falls, Idaho By Christy Jeffries When single mom Maxine Walker's young son launches a military pen pal project, she's just glad her child has a male role model in his life. But nobody expected Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Cooper to steal the hearts of everyone in the small town of Sugar Falls, Idaho—especially Maxine's! Look for Harlequin Special Edition's November 2015 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!.

Biography & Autobiography

The Real West Marginal Way: A Poet's Autobiography | Richard Hugo

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Of Richard Hugo's Making Certain It Goes On, David Wagoner has written: "Richard Hugo spared himself (and us) no pains or joys in making the wonderful, vigorous original poems brought together in this single collection. His was and is a very important voice in modern American poetry." Hugo was also an editor of the Yale Younger Poets series and a distinguished teacher and master of the personal essay. Now many of his essays have been assembled and arranged by Ripley Hugo, the poet's widow and a writer and teacher, and Lois and James Welch, writers and close friends of the poet. Together the essays constitute a compelling autobiographical narrative that takes Hugo from his lonely childhood through the war years and his working and creative life to an interview just before his death in 1982. William Matthews, also a friend of Hugo's, has written an introduction..

Biography & Autobiography

Life Wide Open | Sheryn Adamson

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I hold the needle about five centimeters from my bare skin. My hand isnt shaking, but I am nervous. Its my first time, and I dont know if I can do this or what it will feel like. Tears start to well in my eyes, and my vision begins to blur. I move the needle away and look at my husband sitting next to me. You can do it, Brad says. It wont hurt, youre brave. Book Reviews: Ive never wanted to be a police officer, I didnt meet my husband the first day on the job, Ive never faced down infertility, I wouldnt know the first thing about my style personality, and Ive never had to bury guinea pigs. Yet I met myself again and again in Sheryns wonderful story. In this Facebook world of carefully curated selfies and posts, here is a woman who totally tells it like it is. Life Wide Open, indeed! (Christina Tyson, editor) Sheryn is a marvellous writertotally honest and candid yet discreet and a natural storyteller. And so funny! Delightful, moving, thought-provoking stuff. (Roger Steel, publisher) This book offers a buffet of emotions: joy, grief, regret, laughter, conviction, hope, and blessingall presented in one powerful experience. Sheryns style is conversational and the vulnerability she displays gives me permission to be vulnerable as a reader. (Shar Davis, Salvation Army).