Look at You Now

Look at You Now
Author: Liz Pryor
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 0812987543
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Look at You Now Book Excerpt:

CHICAGO TRIBUNE BESTSELLER • For readers of Orange Is the New Black and The Glass Castle, a riveting memoir about a lifelong secret and a girl finding strength in the most unlikely place In 1979, Liz Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year of high school, she discovers that she is pregnant—a fact her parents are determined to keep a secret from her friends, siblings, and community forever. One snowy January day, after driving across three states, her mother drops her off at what Liz thinks is a Catholic home for unwed mothers—but which is, in truth, a locked government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls. In the cement-block residence, Liz is alone and terrified, a fish out of water—a girl from a privileged, sheltered background living amid tough, street-savvy girls who come from the foster care system or juvenile detention. But over the next six months, isolated and in involuntary hiding from everyone she knows, Liz develops a surprising bond with the other girls and begins to question everything she once held true. Told with tenderness, humor, and an open heart, Look at You Now is a deeply moving story about the most vulnerable moments in our lives—and how a willingness to trust ourselves can permanently change who we are and how we see the world. Praise for Look at You Now “A funny, tender and brave coming-of-age tale.”—People “A poignant, often funny reminder that we learn who we are when we’re at our most challenged.”—Good Housekeeping “Searingly honest.”—Family Circle “Readers will swiftly be drawn into the author’s compassionate retelling of her teen pregnancy—her fear, shame, regret, joy, and even her forgiveness of her parents for sending her away. This coming-of-age memoir is authentic and unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly “[Liz] Pryor’s refusal to bury the truth of her experiences is the greatest strength of her book. Her honesty about a youthful error and desire to let that honesty define the rest of her life are both uplifting and inspiring. An unsentimental yet moving coming-of-age memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews “Pryor has vivid memories of her time in the facility, and her straightforward, unvarnished narrative, written as if by her seventeen-year-old self, rings true. Her story is well worth sharing.”—Booklist “I started reading this book thinking it was a compelling, honest, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant look at the world of teenage pregnancy, and knowing it would offer an inside look at the places where girls used to be hidden away until their babies came. I finished it damp-eyed and understanding that Look at You Now is much more than that. It is a story about how family dynamics work. It is about how wrenching it is to give away something born of your flesh, even if you know it’s the right decision. It’s about how much we can learn from people very much different from us. Most of all, it is a subtle, graceful story about how sometimes the worst things in our lives work best to shape our characters into something shining and true, something that will serve us for the rest of our lives.”—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Dream Lover “Liz Pryor’s story is shocking, moving, riveting, and, ultimately, inspiring. She writes like a natural, can balance humor and sorrow perfectly, and in Look at You Now, has written a pitch-perfect memoir.”—Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life

Breakaway Learners

Breakaway Learners
Author: Karen Gross
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0807758426
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakaway Learners Book Excerpt:

This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students--first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that post-secondary institutions can take to create structures of support and opportunity that build reciprocal trust. Students must trust their institutions and professors, professors must trust their students, and eventually students must learn to trust themselves.

The Unfolding Covid 19 My Thoughts Memoirs and Patient s Stories

The Unfolding Covid 19 My Thoughts  Memoirs and Patient   s Stories
Author: Ramsis F. Ghaly MD
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 1664172963
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unfolding Covid 19 My Thoughts Memoirs and Patient s Stories Book Excerpt:

There is so much happening as we the people of the world continue to evolve through COVID-19, with it, undoubtedly, being one of the most catastrophic events of modern times. This book is a continuation of my previous book titled; “Coronavirus: The Pandemic of the Century and the Wrath of God”. It recalls actual stories and memories thus far as mankind continues to evolve from the gloominess of COVID-19. This book represents my thoughts, views and various life events that I wish to share with you all. As a neurosurgeon and an anesthesiologist working the front lines within three major medical centers of the greater metropolitan area of Chicago, I have, without hesitancy, never closed my doors to my patients. My faith in our Lord Jesus and my abounding love to my patients, residents, and students has kept me going and strengthened my soul. During COVID and as the world coming out of COVID, it was a good time to flash back in marvelous works of our Lord, my patients stories and my achievements, performances, lessons learned. This book is centered in deep Christian rituals and meditations consisting of 115 chapters distributed over 12 sections touching on various topics that have passed through my mind during the evolution of COVID-19. These topics range from what I deem, critical COVID, all the way to vaccines, political COVID, and concomitant events as well as my personal memoirs, patient care, and the living stories of my patients. There is so much to share with you from April 2020 until the time of publication, so let us open the book and explore my time during COVID-19.

My Journey Back Home

My Journey Back Home
Author: Dawn Watson
Publsiher: Editora Gente Liv e Edit Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-06-06
ISBN: 8545202318
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Journey Back Home Book Excerpt:

Sometimes pain makes its mark on our lifes in such profound ways that it feels like they start to define who we are. The more we try to hide the pain by wearing masks to show the world that "everything is fine", the more that pain does not allow us to have a life full of real love and real joy. My story is about this kind of pain. But beyond that, it's about the real process of healing. It's about how I finally understood the reason for so much suffering. Amid all the mess in my life, I found my way back to my safe harbor, to my truth and my self-love. In this book, my deepest desire is to take you the reader on a journey of love, understanding and acceptance, so that you can: Leave behind the cycle of suffering and experience the relief and support you will need for the next steps; Rebuild your relationships, starting with yourself followed by everyone who is important in your life; Reconnect with your self-value and your own truth, so that you can live according to your purpose in life; Experience forgiveness and allow yourself to be truthfully happy; Free the strength inside yourself!

My Journey Through the Holy Bible

My Journey Through the Holy Bible
Author: Robert James Oliver, Jr.
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1619967987
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Journey Through the Holy Bible Book Excerpt:

In closing this book I would like to thank a few people. First and foremost I would like to thank my family. Without them I would not be where I am today. I want to thank Celia Reeder for inspiring me to try and start memorizing bible verses in the Sunday school class she started. I want to thank Dr. Jay Strack for all his inspiring sermons he had done at NorthStar Community Church. I also want to thank Dr. Phillip Dunn for inspiring me to pick up my daily devotional book and start reading them every day again as I had put it up on my bookshelf for a while and hadn't read one until he mentioned it in a sermon. Lastly, I want to thank everyone at NorthStar Community Church for everything they have done and are doing for my family and I. God Bless all of you!

The Forgiving Wife

The Forgiving Wife
Author: Abby,
Publsiher: Elm Hill
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1400328721
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgiving Wife Book Excerpt:

How did the book, The Forgiving Wife come up? It was the year 2007 when the Holy Spirit prompt me to write about my story. At first, I was reluctant and pulled back, but the spirit of God kept pressing upon me. I finally decided to start jutting information here and there. As I started to gather more and more memories of my early marriage each day. I realized that I didn’t have a name for the book. I then consulted God about giving me a name for the book. Within ten minutes of me asking, the Holy Spirit spoke quite clearly and said calmly, The Forgiving Wife. Not putting up a fight with what I heard and felt, I continued writing. As I gained confidence in writing my book, my marriage once again started to spiral downhill in 2011. I then started to doubt my book and asked what sense was it to continue? There was no way I could finish my book. How would I end it? Not sure of which way to steer my writing anymore, I was forced to stop writing. After taking another blow to my marriage in October of 2015.Two years later I finally realized that my battling marriage was far bigger than my husband and me. This was far beyond our intellect. I realized that we were not walking this road for ourselves but, for someone else. July 30th, 2017, I began to consolidate all of the writing pieces into chapters. After receiving approval from my husband to write about our personal, behind the scenes relationship. I then had a clearer understanding as to why I was writing this book in the first place. It was to help broken and hurting women out there. I wanted to let the world know that Jesus is still in the business of restoring, healing, changing and saving lives! I’m not asking you if Jesus can do it, I’m telling you that he can! I urge readers that if you don’t have Jesus as the head of your marriage and home, get him because you will need him! Some battles you win and some you lose. Whatever the case may be, don’t allow your marital issues cause you to become so disoriented that you want nothing to do with life anymore. Neither let them allow you to lose your integrity, your dignity, nor your identity! At the end of the day, both spouses must want the same thing. This book is intended to help both men and women. I explained in this book that fighting for your marriage is not an easy fight. As a matter of fact, in the book shows how difficult and discouraging it got for me at times. I talked about how I was at my lowest point. Where I felt like my breath was literally being snuffed away from me, but God! It talks about how I was so confused at times; I almost lost my mind. I do not suggest you stay in a marriage if the situation is life threatening. This book does not talk about having a perfect marriage. As a matter of fact, my book shows that my marriage is still far from perfect, we must learn to accept imperfections as well. You won’t regret buying this book. The content is intriguing, the events are interesting and engaging. And the message is authentic!

My Secret Journey

My Secret Journey
Author: Renee Franklin
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1491726547
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Secret Journey Book Excerpt:

A biography about the life of Renee Franklin. It’s a devotion guide for life. This book encourages people to turn to their faith to deal with their struggles in life. The book includes Bible scriptures to help guide people in their journey to overcome trials and tribulations. The book focuses on looking to God to lead you in the right path in your life. Renee uses her life’s journey as an example of the power of the Lord. Renee discusses her disability and how others had written her off but her family’s belief in God led Renee to become a productive member of society.

Kingdoms in Newness

Kingdoms in Newness
Author: G. Haritharan
Publsiher: s4mT
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN: 0955295815
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdoms in Newness Book Excerpt:

Stories in immigration issues of those Eelam Tamils who fly persecution to be with neighbours… Ah, the Indian! Away Sri Lanka! You are old and this is NEWNESS… …To marriage; to children; and all. Aspects into the lives of the sinned, the lost, the worried, the failed, and every KINGDOM within (and some… without!) Fun Times ahead, dear reader…

Building Up

Building Up
Author: Sylvia Swan
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2013-06-30
ISBN: 1483654966
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Up Book Excerpt:

Adopting the 15 healthy habits outlined here will help you turn your life around! Instead of focusing on your past, something that can't be changed, this practical manual emphasises what you can do right now to start building a new future - one that is successful, peaceful and loving. Building Up harnesses your innate talents and skills adding to them concrete lifestyle strategies, which based upon your own individual experiences, enable you to prosperously, happily and harmoniously relate to the rest of the world . BUILDING UP Building Bridges from Baggage We all carry baggage. But does that determine the kind of person you are?Building Up is a practical guide to becoming the person you want to be the happy, contented, successful person you deserve to be.Here you are lead through a number of daily strategies designed to make you more resilient, effective and a whole lot more fun.You hear how the author herself fought her way through daily depression to emerge a stronger, healthier and happier person. Through her stories of personal loss you come to see that negative thinking is a habit that can be overcome.

The Brown Rabbit

The Brown Rabbit
Author: Kate Virginia
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2007-09
ISBN: 0595422152
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brown Rabbit Book Excerpt:

"At night, when it is dusk and everything is settled down for the evening, I often walk outside and look at everything in silhouette and thank God that I have made it this far. I have lived long enough to enjoy all the fruits of my labor and have changed my life for the better." Kate Virginia has taken the long road home. In her gripping, true-life story, she details how she first suffers unthinkable abuse as a child growing up in a dysfunctional family in the 1950s and then as an adult, surviving several more years of domestic violence. Virginia details how her family stays together despite grappling with molestation, drug and alcohol addiction, rape, murder, and a cancer diagnosis. More than just a memoir, The Brown Rabbit is meant to inspire and motivate those who are ready to either leave or give someone the strength to leave an abusive relationship. Witness Virginia's battle to overcome seemingly insurmountable hardships and her mission to reclaim her God-given human right-to be treated with dignity and respect. Her riveting life story may just inspire you to change your own destiny, leading you down a new road to true happiness and peace.

Embrace The Darkness

Embrace The Darkness
Author: Dean Dedman Jr.
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0359290019
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embrace The Darkness Book Excerpt:

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 695
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith Book Excerpt:

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Biographical Introduction by Prof Masson

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Biographical Introduction by Prof  Masson
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Biographical Introduction by Prof Masson Book Excerpt:

Miscellaneous Works

Miscellaneous Works
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 695
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscellaneous Works Book Excerpt:

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Biographical Introduction by Masson

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Biographical Introduction by Masson
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 695
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Biographical Introduction by Masson Book Excerpt:

The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith with beiogr intr by prof D Masson Globe ed

The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith  with beiogr  intr  by prof   D   Masson  Globe ed
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith with beiogr intr by prof D Masson Globe ed Book Excerpt:

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith With Biographical Introduction by Professor Masson The Globe Edition

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith  With Biographical Introduction by Professor Masson   The Globe Edition
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 713
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith With Biographical Introduction by Professor Masson The Globe Edition Book Excerpt:

The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith

The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fore-edge painting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith Book Excerpt:

Cassell s library of English literature selected ed and arranged by H Morley

Cassell s library of English literature  selected  ed  and arranged by H  Morley
Author: Cassell, ltd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cassell s library of English literature selected ed and arranged by H Morley Book Excerpt:

Tough

Tough
Author: Terry Crews
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 0593329813
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tough Book Excerpt:

From Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, the deeply personal story of his lifelong obsession with strength—and how, after looking for it in all the wrong places, he finally found it Terry Crews spent decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and bravado. On the outside, he seemed invincible: he escaped his abusive father, went pro in the NFL, and broke into the glamorous world of Hollywood. But his fixation with appearing outwardly tough eventually turned into an exhausting performance in which repressing his emotions let them get the better of him—leading him into addiction and threatening the most important relationships in his life. Now Crews is sharing the raw, never-before-told story of his quest to find the true meaning of toughness. In Tough, he examines arenas of life where he desperately sought control—masculinity, shame, sex, experiences with racism, and relationships—and recounts the setbacks and victories he faced while uprooting deeply ingrained toxic masculinity and finally confronting his insecurities, painful memories, and limiting beliefs. The result is not only the gripping story of a man's struggle against himself and how he finally got his mind right, but a bold indictment of the cultural norms and taboos that ask men to be outwardly tough while leaving them inwardly weak. With Tough, Crews's journey of transformation offers a model for anyone who considers themselves a “tough guy” but feels unfulfilled; anyone struggling with procrastination or self-sabotage; and anyone ready to achieve true, lasting self-mastery.