Life Stories of a Glasgow Boy

Life Stories of a Glasgow Boy
Author: Edward Norton
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 1039131999
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories of a Glasgow Boy Book Excerpt:

At the age of fifteen, Edward Norton left school to become an apprentice ladies’ hairdresser at the top salon in Glasgow, Scotland. A few years later, he was competing in hairdressing competitions, winning awards (including a Scottish national championship), and teaching others. Emigrating to Canada, he started his own successful hairdressing business. He’s now been a Master Hair Stylist for sixty years. Along the way, he spent a couple of nights in jail (for two very different reasons), owned racehorses, gambled with a noted “bad guy” at a boxing event, made a couple of memorable trips to Belfast during the Troubles, coached children’s soccer, and even hosted a television cooking show. At the age of seventy-eight, he continues to work—to pay for his golf, he says. And now, he’s done something he once would have thought impossible: he’s written a book. With humor and warmth, Edward writes about his many and varied life experiences, “some good and some not so good.” His goal is simple: to inspire readers to make the best of what life gives them—just as he has. In his introduction, Edward says, “I will try to make it fun to read and maybe help you along with your journey through your life.” And that’s exactly what he’s done. This is Edward Norton’s story, his way.

Silent Talks From The Heart Vol 1 My Life Stories

Silent Talks From The Heart Vol 1  My Life Stories
Author: Allison J. August-McDaniel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2016-09-18
ISBN: 1365404463
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Talks From The Heart Vol 1 My Life Stories Book Excerpt:

""Peer Pressure Got Me Pregnant"" It became a favorite saying of mine. I became a mom at an early age. I made a vow to the Lord to not enter into relations before marriage. I was afraid of the Lord & knew there would be consequences for my actions. Summer of 1984, I was allowed to spend weekends with my cousin & friend. We would sit, talk, & laugh all night. One night I was awakened & found out they were sneaking out of the house when their mom slept & dad worked night shift. I was afraid to go out. Eventually, I started doing what they were doing, except having relations. Two of us were virgins, two were not. Once outside, the boys came over & matched us up. I was paired with the star football player. For months we pretended we were doing what they were doing. They wanted play by play details, so I made up stories. I broke my vow to God. He grew tired of waiting. The ultimate thing occurred--a child was conceived. Giving birth to my daughter, my life has never been the same.

Lights and shadows of German life stories tr by M M Montgomery

Lights and shadows of German life  stories  tr  by M M  Montgomery
Author: German life,M M Montgomery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1833
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: German literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Family Stories and the Life Course

Family Stories and the Life Course
Author: Michael W. Pratt,Barbara H. Fiese
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2004-04-26
ISBN: 1135632464
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Stories and the Life Course Book Excerpt:

This edited book draws from work that focuses on the act of telling family stories, as well as their content and structure. The process of telling family stories is linked to central aspects of development, including language acquisition, affect regulation, and family interaction patterns. This book extends across traditional developmental psychology, personality theory, and family studies. Drawing broadly on the epigenetic framework for individual development articulated by Erik Erikson, as well as on conceptions of the family life cycle, the editors bring together contemporary examples of psychological research on family stories and their implications for development and change at different points in the life course. The book is divided into sections that focus on family stories at different points in the life cycle, from early childhood and the beginnings of narrative skill, through adolescence, young adulthood, midlife, and then mature adulthood and its intergenerational meaning. During each of these periods of the life cycle, research focusing on individual development within an Eriksonian framework of ego strengths and virtues is highlighted. The dynamic role of family stories is also featured here, with work exploring the links between family process, intergenerational attachment, and storytelling. Sociocultural theories that emphasize how such development is situated in the wider cultural context are also featured in several chapters. This broad lifespan developmental focus serves to integrate the exciting diversity of this work and foster further questions and research in the emerging field of family narrative. The book is intended primarily for researchers and advanced-level students in the fields of developmental and personality psychology, as well as those in family studies and in gerontology. It may also be of interest to those in the helping professions who are concerned with family therapy and family issues, and may--due to its content and illustrative material--have appeal to a wider market of the lay public. The chapters are written in a readily accessible style and the analyses are presented in a fairly non-technical way. Because family stories are charted across the lifespan, it would be a suitable companion book to a more traditional lifespan textbook in certain courses.

Life Stories of Big Game

Life Stories of Big Game
Author: William Sydney Chadwick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animal behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How Our Lives Become Stories

How Our Lives Become Stories
Author: Paul John Eakin
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780801485985
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Our Lives Become Stories Book Excerpt:

The popularity of such books as Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, and Kathryn Harrison's controversial The Kiss, has led columnists to call ours "the age of memoir." And while some critics have derided the explosion of memoir as exhibitionistic and self-aggrandizing, literary theorists are now beginning to look seriously at this profusion of autobiographical literature. Informed by literary, scientific, and experiential concerns, How Our Lives Become Stories enhances our knowledge of the complex forces that shape identity, and confronts the equally complex problems that arise when we write about who we think we are. Using life writings as examples—including works by Christa Wolf, Art Spiegelman, Oliver Sacks, Henry Louis Gates, Melanie Thernstrom, and Philip Roth—Paul John Eakin draws on the latest research in neurology, cognitive science, memory studies, developmental psychology, and related fields to rethink the very nature of self-representation. After showing how the experience of living in one's body shapes one's identity, he explores relational and narrative modes of being, emphasizing social sources of identity, and demonstrating that the self and the story of the self are constantly evolving in relation to others. Eakin concludes by engaging the ethical issues raised by the conflict between the authorial impulse to life writing and a traditional, privacy-based ethics that such writings often violate.

Spirituality and Your Life Story

Spirituality and Your Life Story
Author: Bradley Hanson
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 1480806773
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality and Your Life Story Book Excerpt:

Each of us has come to our current life stance through a journey of unique experiences—being born at this time, growing up in this particular social setting and culture, experiencing these specific successes and losses, and having these significant relationships. Whether we are in the early, middle, or latter part of our personal faith story, the ending is still ahead of us—and reviewing our own faith story helps us chart our course into the future. Using psychologist Dan McAdams’s idea that we make sense of life by composing our own life story, author Bradley Hanson explores how our personal identity and spirituality are influenced by the meaning and values embedded in our childhood family life and major story lines promoted by our culture. In our most basic quest to make sense of life, he considers sharply contrasting answers to five fundamental questions. With reflection and suggested group discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this study explores the idea that spirituality and one’s life story are intimately connected. Praise for Spirituality and Your Life Story “Real people tell their stories of success, love, friendship, forgiveness, and loss. Brad Hanson helps us ponder our own deepest commitments and the paths we follow to realize them. A fine book for individual reflection or group discussion.” —H. George Anderson, former presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Teacher s Stories Teacher s Lives

Teacher s Stories  Teacher s Lives
Author: Carola Conle
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781594544729
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teacher s Stories Teacher s Lives Book Excerpt:

In this book we demonstrate a mode of teacher education that is practical in a non-technical sense and relies on Dewey's notion of curriculum as the reconstruction of experience. We present a curriculum that emerged through collaborative self-reflection and seeks to reconstruct personal histories of schooling. As four former preservice teachers and their instructor, we engaged in jointly constructed autobiographical inquiry in order to generate data on our own past and on our current histories of teaching and learning. We wanted to illuminate parts of our lives in schools that until now belonged to our 'normal' and taken-for-granted past. We did this in order to enjoy certain degrees of awareness and choice as to which of our living stories to reinforce and which to "let run out" in our classrooms today.

Secret Lives Other Stories

Secret Lives   Other Stories
Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN: 1473549892
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Lives Other Stories Book Excerpt:

'One of the greatest writers of our time' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Ngugi wa Thiong'o is renowned for his political novels and plays, yet he honed his craft as a short story writer. First published in 1975, Secret Lives and Other Stories brings together a range of Ngugi's political short stories. From tales of the meeting between magic and superstition, to stories about the modernising forces of colonialism, and the pervasive threat of nature, this collection celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers.

Life s Continuous Story

Life s Continuous Story
Author: Lorna Laikupu
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1480994871
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life s Continuous Story Book Excerpt:

Life’s Continuous Story By: Lorna Laikupu Kat and Manny are childhood friends whose lives revolve around Hawaii’s plantation industry, their community, and the rich culture that is always present on the islands. When their family and friends, those living in the plantation community, start getting sick with incurable and deadly diseases, Kat and Manny decide to investigate the cause. At the very start of their investigation they encounter suspicious behavior from the lunas, the plantation bosses, and other men. Kat and Manny are in great danger. However, this does not stop the two of them. The love they have for their people is greater than the risk to their lives. Embarking on this journey, Kat and Manny both discover new information about themselves, as well as new revelations of love, friends, and mistrust. Kat and Manny will learn secrets of plantation living and what it takes to be an advocate on behalf of the workers and their families. This journey will forever change their lives and inspire an appreciation for the aina, the land, and all it offers

Stories from the Other Side

Stories from the Other Side
Author: Anny Slegten
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 1452581134
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories from the Other Side Book Excerpt:

So, we are here. What happens once we die? Is there an afterlife? Is there eternity? Where is it? How is it? Do we really live for ever? Somehow, deep down, we know there is more and wonder what will happen to us after leaving this world. Stories from the Other Side is based on Anny’s numerous encounters with the dead that have occurred during hypnotherapy sessions. Based on the information Anny has collected from these spirits, she decided to shed light on what happens after we die. By making them talk about themselves, Anny learned the experience is not about bright lights, heaven, hell and the like. Transcripts of conversations with spirits do reveal what happens next. Join Anny as she shares fascinating real life stories from the ones who passed to the next plane.

Precious Moments in Hell

Precious Moments in Hell
Author: Charli,
Publsiher: Elm Hill
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 1400328020
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precious Moments in Hell Book Excerpt:

The world is full of tragedy. No one is exempt from having times when they feel like giving up on life because of pain and misery, “hell on earth.” Author and survivor Charli’s memoir reminds readers to never give up on themselves for the Lord is in the midst of tumultuous events. He is always present in the form of a Precious Moment. Charli is one of the many people who have lived through soul-crushing pain. Beginning when she was four years old, she witnessed the darker side of humanity firsthand, from a physically abusive father who abandoned the family to a neglectful mother. Living in foster care and enduring seven years of daily torture was no walk in the park for Charli and certainly didn’t lighten the burden she would have to bear later in life. Like never-ending torrential rain, Charli’s life threw one storm after another at her, namely the murder of her mother, the sexual victimization and abduction of her daughter, and the abuse from her husbands not unlike what her mother experienced decades prior. “There are valleys we each will walk through in this life. Some refer to them as hell on earth. Psalm 23 call them ‘valleys of shadows of death.’” This book is a testimony that can serve as a lamp onto your feet and a light onto your path.

Authorship s Wake

Authorship  s Wake
Author: Philip Sayers
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1501367684
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authorship s Wake Book Excerpt:

Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray
Author: Kathleen L. Sheppard
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 0739174185
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray Book Excerpt:

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in the history of archaeology and academia in the first half of the 20th century. This is not another “Great Woman” in place of a “Great Man” biography, but is instead the unlikely story of the first professional female Egyptologist in Britain who has so far been largely ignored by historians.

Open Letter

Open Letter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fostering Change in Institutions Environments and People

Fostering Change in Institutions  Environments  and People
Author: David C. Berliner,Haggai Kupermintz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 113524698X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fostering Change in Institutions Environments and People Book Excerpt:

This volume is comprised of contributions from leading scholars in education and psychology. In part one of the book the authors provide insight into the psychology of change, examining: What factors work as catalysts for change in environments, institutions and people What factors hinder change When change is deemed beneficial In the second part of this volume the authors turn their attention to the issue of peace education. They examine the types of problems that societies and scholars should identify and try to solve in hopes of building more peaceful environments. The final chapter is a biography honoring Professor Gavriel (Gabi) Salomon, a significant contributor to the vast literature on change. This book is appropriate reading for professors, students and academics who are dedicated to fostering change to benefit institutions, environments and people.

The Yogin and the Madman

The Yogin and the Madman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 0231535538
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yogin and the Madman Book Excerpt:

Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genre's most famous example, composed in 1488 by Tsangnyön Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter
Author: M. Daphne Kutzer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 1135384002
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beatrix Potter Book Excerpt:

Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work, and it covers the entire oeuvre, examining all facets of her work in relation to her private life. Daphne Kutzer reveals the depth of the symbolism in Potter’s work and relates this to the issues of the author's own development as an independent woman and writer, and her struggles with domesticity, Unitarianism, and the socio-political issues in late-19th and early-20th century England. Weaving the subtle themes inscribed in Potter's own stories with the concerns and temperament of the author who wrote them, Kutzer exemplifies literary criticism as it can illuminate the breadth of allusion in children's literature.

Improv Nation

Improv Nation
Author: Sam Wasson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 0544558251
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improv Nation Book Excerpt:

“Like the best of his subjects, which include Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, Wasson has perfect timing.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune Finalist for the 2017 George Freedley Memorial Award In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. “Compelling, absolutely unputdownable…And, in case you’re wondering, yes, the book is funny. In places, very funny. A remarkable story, magnificently told.”—Booklist “One of the most important stories in American popular culture…Wasson may be the first author to explain [improv’s] entire history…a valuable book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Improv Nation masterfully tells a new history of American comedy…It holds the element of surprise—true to the spirit of its subject.”—Entertainment Weekly

Read On History

Read On   History
Author: Tina Frolund
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1610694325
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On History Book Excerpt:

Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.