Beyond His Control Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter

Beyond His Control  Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter
Author: Linda Hale Bucklin
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1614174067
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond His Control Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter Book Excerpt:

On March 25, 1969 Linda Hale Bucklin learned her vivacious mother was dead, her right temple blown out by a bullet from her father's pistol. Was it suicide or homicide? Standing up to her father, heir to the Broadway/Hale Department Store fortune, Linda is disinherited, then ostracized from the family she loves. When her father marries his mistress, Denise Minnelli, stepmother to Liza Minnelli, the family unravels. Once a child of privilege, Linda recounts, in vivid detail, her extraordinary life—summers on the family's 10,000 acre ranch in Northern California, hunting trips to Africa and Alaska, high society vignettes of a fourth-generation San Francisco family, and her father's final decision: to leave the entire family fortune to Minnelli. But amid the ashes, Linda finds a new strength: the strength to forgive the one who started it all. REVIEWS: "...a jolting memoir." ~The New York Post "...a book you won't be able to put down." ~David Patrick Columbia, New York Social Diary

Beyond His Control Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter

Beyond His Control   Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter
Author: Linda Hale Bucklin
Publsiher: Epublishing Works!
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN: 9781614175582
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond His Control Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter Book Excerpt:

On March 25, 1969 Linda Hale Bucklin learned her vivacious mother was dead, her right temple blown out by a bullet from her father's pistol. Was it suicide or homicide? Standing up to her father, heir to the Broadway/Hale Department Store fortune, Linda is disinherited, then ostracized from the family she loves. When her father marries his mistress, Denise Minnelli, stepmother to Liza Minnelli, the family unravels. Once a child of privilege, Linda recounts, in vivid detail, her extraordinary life-summers on the family's 10,000 acre ranch in Northern California, hunting trips to Africa and Alaska, high society vignettes of a fourth-generation San Francisco family, and her father's final decision: to leave the entire family fortune to Minnelli. But amid the ashes, Linda finds a new strength: the strength to forgive the one who started it all. REVIEWS: ..".a jolting memoir." The New York Post ..".a book you won't be able to put down." David Patrick Columbia, New York Social Diary MEET LINDA HALE BUCKLIN: Linda feels blessed to be surrounded by her three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, she now lives with her husband in Mill Valley, CA.

Come Rain or Come Shine

Come Rain or Come Shine
Author: Linda Hale Bucklin,Mary Keil
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-10-19
ISBN: 161417363X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Come Rain or Come Shine Book Excerpt:

"Friendships between women can be a place of refuge from loneliness and indifference, a place where we can know we matter as we are." ~Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. Author, Kitchen Table Wisdom As this compilation of stories teaches, friendship between women rarely happens automatically—that's what makes it special. Sometimes the circumstances of life—like moving to a new city, or losing your job, or entering your child in school—create an opportunity. But the act of friendship is intentional. Openness is a key ingredient even though recognition of a woman as a friend may require time. Friendship must often go through crisis or trial, some event that forges a bond and solidifies trust. The themes of difficulty and betrayal are woven into these stories, for the authors wisely know that friendship between women must be tested. Sometimes it takes painful and disappointing experiences to begin to value ourselves as friends. Some of us need to learn that what we offer in friendship is rich and worth its weight in gold. We must learn discernment about when to offer it and when it must be withdrawn because the other is not able to appreciate the potential gift of friendship. These short, compact stories are meant to be savored and reflected upon. They can be read slowly over lazy days or used as a morning reflection before running off to work. What they offer is a small but clear view of the female heart through the lens of friendship. "There is something easy, something flowing, something sacred that can go on between women. Linda Bucklin and Mary Keil have modeled this in their work together. They are close friends, and out of that friendship comes this book." ~ The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress OTHER TITLES by Linda Hale Bucklin Beyond His Control - Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter The Love of Angels ABOUT THE AUTHORS: A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Linda Hale Bucklin now lives in Mill Valley CA. She recently lost her beloved husband of forty years, yet she feels so blessed to be surrounded by her three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. She has worked in public relations and as a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in HOUSE AND GARDEN, JOURNAL OF COMMERCE and NOB HILL GAZETTE. In 1999, together with Mary Keil, she co-authored COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, published by Adams Media. In 2008, her second book BEYOND HIS CONTROL, MEMOIR OF A DISOBEDIENT DAUGHTER, was published. The book went on to become a New York Times Best Seller in paperback and eBook editions. The New York Post Page Six article entitled “Tennis Queen Rips Stepmom” describes Linda’s book “as a jolting new memoir.” In it, she writes of growing up in a privileged San Francisco family and chronicles her struggle to understand its dynamics, stand up to her domineering father and make sense of her beloved mother’s sudden death and father’s (Prentis Cobb Hale) subsequent marriage to Denise Minnelli. Her third book THE LOVE OF ANGELS came out in 2016. A collection of stories, including the author’s own, the book chronicles encounters with angels, spiritual beings, animals and living people who show up to remind us of the power of love. Linda loves books and stories of all kinds and has always been interested in her own and others’ spiritual growth. For many years, she served as a trustee for San Francisco’s magnificent Grace Cathedral and for The Magic Theatre, whose mission was to discover and present new American playwrights, starting with Sam Shepard. Her family and friends, and especially her cherished friendship with Mary, are of primary importance to her, but she finds time to pursue other interests as well. For some years a nationally ranked tennis player, she became #1 in the U.S. in 60 mixed doubles in 2006 with her longtime partner and close friend Charlie Hoeveler. Holding six national titles, she continues to compete in tournaments across the country. Linda’s other passions include duplicate bridge, duck hunting, camping in Montana, fly-fishing on the North Fork of the Black Foot River, and at night, gazing up at the immense, star-studded, black Montana sky. She feels at once incredibly humbled and grateful. Mary Keil’s varied professional life includes time in the Federal government and banking, as a consultant and an entrepreneur. Eventually following her heart led her towards creative endeavors, often making use of her business experience. She was the screenwriter and executive producer of SWING, an independent feature film starring Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Tom Skerrit and the late Nell Carter. She produced the independent film ANGEL BLUE (on Lifetime as MY NEIGHBOR’S DAUGHTER) and executive produced several short films and documentaries, including Shalini Kantayya’s film on water A DROP OF LIFE and Emily Squires’ FIVE MASTERS OF MEDITATION. Mary received a Tony nomination as producer of the 1989 Broadway musical STARMITES, affectionately known as the best Broadway musical you’ve never heard of. (starmites.com) The inspiring and spirited story of a teenage girl’s adventures as a superhero in her favorite comic book series, STARMITES is still performed enthusiastically in schools all over the country. She partnered with Jim Steinman and Amas Musical Theatre to present an updated STARMITES in NYC in 2001. Mary regards her long experience with this under-recognized show as pivotal to her subsequent creative ventures. Off-Broadway she produced Jon Klein’s play LOSING IT at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village. She co-authored ENTERPRISE IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR (published by The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Partners for Livable Places, 1981) about revenue-generating activities for nonprofits. Song lyrics are another favorite writing activity. Her lyrics appear on San Francisco-based guitarist/composer Gennaro Cannelora’s Wax Trio albums. Her short story “Knit One, Purl One” won third place in the 2016 Bookshop Santa Cruz 1200-word short story contest. It was the first time she had submitted her writing to a contest. When not relating to others, she reads extensively on current events, the environment, health, history, philosophy, quantum physics, biology and consciousness expansion. Mary practices yoga and buys organic and local at nearby farmers markets and enjoys walking the shores, hills and dales of Northern California with her husband of nine years. In mid-2016, she added grandmother to her list of priorities. In recent years, she has been creating what she calls word-art, her version of micrography, an ancient spiritual practice using inspirational words and expressions to create mandalas and other designs. She posts nature photographs on Instagram at #wordartfromtheheart and has created slideshows of her photos on her youTube channel. She is currently part of a team developing a serious video game about economics. Mary cherishes her ongoing friendship with Linda, begun during their collaboration on COME RAIN OR COME SHINE. She is delighted that their timeless book continues to inspire the friendships in all of our lives.

The Distant Shore

The Distant Shore
Author: Linda Hale Bucklin
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1644572214
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Distant Shore Book Excerpt:

Linda Hale Bucklin made a pact with her husband, Bill, to communicate after death. Here she shares her personal experience and other stories of love and faith in the afterlife. We all deal with grief in different ways. Bill, my beloved husband of forty years, died unexpectedly after a short illness. As shocked and devastated as I was, I came to accept that his not lingering was his final earthly gift to me. Moreover, he honored our agreement, coming to me in dreams and through music, showing me that death may end a life, but a relationship with one we love endures. Bill’s guiding spirit shows me I am stronger than I think. As he encourages me to appreciate the beauty and wholeness of this life, I find unexpected riches in my family, friends, and nature. I am comforted, knowing Bill and I will be together again one day. I hope this book will bring solace, peace, and hope to others. "If you have ever wondered if there is an afterlife, The Distant Shore will give you faith. This book will profoundly touch your heart, fill you with hope and joy, and encourage you to be more mindful in your daily life." ~SUSAN SMITH JONES, PHD "As Linda Bucklin’s friend and co-author of Come Rain or Come Shine: Friendships about Women, I’ve been one of her life witnesses for 25 years. The Distant Shore carries us into her lifelong quest for a deeper understanding and experience of love. We celebrate Linda’s successes, weep with compassion over her losses, and see our own lives differently as a result. Most of all, this book inspires us to reflect on our own connection to that distant shore." ~MARY KEIL, AUTHOR About Linda Hale Bucklin A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Linda Bucklin has worked in public relations and as a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in House & Garden, Journal of Commerce, and Nob Hill Gazette. She now lives in Mill Valley and feels blessed to be surrounded by her three sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. With Mary Keil, she wrote Come Rain or Come Shine (Adams Press, 1999), a book about women’s friendships. More recently, she received accolades for Beyond His Control (ePublishing Works, 2008), her memoir about growing up in a privileged family that was shattered with the suicide of her beloved mother. The book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller in paperback and ebook editions. The Love of Angels (ePublishing Works, 2016), her third book, a collection of stories, including the author’s own, chronicles encounters with angels, spiritual beings, and living people who show up to remind us of love’s power. In The Distant Shore, her fourth book, a combination of her thoughts and memories together with others’ stories, written after her husband died in 2016, she explores the possibility of life after death. Linda served for many years as a trustee of Grace Cathedral. A nationally ranked tennis player, in 2006 she became #1 in the U.S. in 60’s mixed doubles with her long-time partner Charlie Hoeveler. Linda now holds six national titles. In addition to her family and friends, her other passions include duplicate bridge (she recently became a Life Master), fly-fishing, and camping under the star-studded Montana sky.

A Hundred or More Hidden Things

A Hundred or More Hidden Things
Author: Mark Griffin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-03-09
ISBN: 0306818930
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hundred or More Hidden Things Book Excerpt:

He was the acclaimed director of such cinematic classics as Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, and Gigi, and equally well known for his tumultuous marriage to the legendary Judy Garland. But to say that Vincente Minnelli's conflicted personal life informed his films would be an understatement. As Mark Griffin persuasively demonstrates in this definitive biography of the Academy Award–winning director, Minnelli was not only building a remarkable Hollywood legacy, but also creating an intriguing autobiography in code. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with such icons as Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, and George Hamilton, Griffin turns the spotlight on the enigmatic “elegant director,” revealing long-kept secrets at the heart of Minnelli’s genius.

Women s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire

Women   s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire
Author: Mary McAleer Balkun,Susan C. Imbarrato
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 113754323X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire Book Excerpt:

The essays in this collection examine the connections between the forces of empire and women's lives in the early Americas, in particular the ways their narratives contributed to empire formation. Focusing on the female body as a site of contestation, the essays describe acts of bravery, subversion, and survival expressed in a variety of genres, including the saga, letter, diary, captivity narrative, travel narrative, verse, sentimental novel, and autobiography. The volume also speaks to a range of female experience, across the Americas and across time, from the Viking exploration to early nineteenth-century United States, challenging scholars to reflect on the implications of early American literature even to the present day.

A Brain Of My Own

A Brain Of My Own
Author: Wendy Hoffman
Publsiher: Aeon Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN: 191350428X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brain Of My Own Book Excerpt:

This book is about slavery, about brains stolen in childhood and before?brains that have been intruded upon, stopped, shrunk, paralyzed. We know about the history of people whose bodies were enslaved; but we know barely anything about the victims who appear free but whose brains are invisibly chained. Nor do we know about the international collusion, silence, and apathy that surround this kind of slavery. This slavery is different from better known types because its victims do not know what is happening to them, or what they have been made to do. The victims may develop sufficient awareness to break away, but they may not know whether they are recaptured. Only secret, hidden pieces of their minds hold this information. Workers in the perpetrator groups called "programmers" so fill the victims' minds with separated and isolated parts that hold programs, that the victims become mindless. They have a physical brain but other people control it.A Brain of My Own describes Wendy Hoffman's final years of attempting escape from the criminal mind control cult into which she had the misfortune of being born. This is her third memoir, and chronicles the final years of reclaiming her brain, including the ongoing abuse and torture during her recovery process. Hoffman describes the ways in which perpetrators manipulate the brain to create amnesiac barriers, methods held secret for generations. She exposes the duplicity of perpetrators functioning as normal people in the ordinary world and what is under their masks. She gives advice about how to spot seemingly helpful people who are actually out to destroy victims of mind control.This kind of dissociation is difficult to overcome, but the path back to full humanity is possible and happening.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choice Book Excerpt:

Mooie zinnenboek

Mooie zinnenboek
Author: Anne Frank,Gerrold van der Stroom,Jessica Durlacher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Commonplace-books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mooie zinnenboek Book Excerpt: