Description : How do you live with an alcoholic? Dr. Woititz in her first, break through book addresses the spouses of alcoholics who feel overwhelmed and desperate in their marriages. Her focus is to show that the boundaries of isolationism and depression that living with an alcoholic brings does not necessarily mean one cannot eventually find piece of mind. Whether or not the alcoholic continues drinking. Marriage on the Rocks can show you the coping skills you deserve to have when Alcoholism impacts your life.
Description : "Marriage on the Rock...s" gives one a glimpse into the mental struggles that are experienced when implementing faith in a failing relationship. It is a simple story of one woman's personal walk with God, and the power of love, in the face of an almost irreconcilable relationship... With God all things are possible...
Description : Chris Posti has provided a valuable service in documenting these true stories of lessons learned through marriage and divorce. As a Marriage Educator and Life Coach, I will use these stories to help couples who are married or preparing for marriage to gain a better perspective about themselves, the person they marry and what they expect from their marriage. Rosemary Losser, author of Dear Couple and Effective LIFE Strategies This is an intriguing book, giving the reader insight into the inner world of relationships. You and your marriage will benefit from reading it. Dale Hayden, Marital Therapist and Founder, Relationships That Heal
Description : On the Rocks is the story of my journey through the death of my marriage, and the days, weeks and years that led up to to the hot summer day when my husband announced that he wanted a divorce. From the outside, it looked like we had it all: happy, healthy kids, successful careers, a beautiful home in the country, cars and toys and travel. On the inside, we had physical and emotional abuse, addiction to alcohol, little lies and bigger ones, and an affair that shattered whatever trust I even had left. In the end, I learned the hard way that we can't trust anyone else until we learn to trust ourselves, and the voice that speaks inside all of us. "You did such a good job of conveying how you were feeling. I think a lot of women will be able to relate and I think it can also help other women who will be nodding their heads, saying "Amen" while reading it! LOVE! 'A real father would not watch his wife leave her children when he should have been the one to go.' I found myself saying out loud and in tears, "So true!" - J.M.
Description : Offers a 12-step model for couples at all levels of relational intimacy, leading them on a journey to discover how marriage (1) develops the human capacity to experience the fullness of God's love and (2) becomes a ministry through which to share God's love with others. Original.
Description : Rock music of all varieties has been influenced by classical music and vice versa, both in the form of direct quotes and in the form of borrowings of style, composition, and instrumentation. The average listener may be unaware of the many links between rock music and the classics. One might remember a few examples, such as Walter Murphy's chart-topping "A Fifth of Beethoven" or Eric Carmen's "All by Myself," but pass them off as interesting anomalies. However, the influence of the classics on rock music is pervasive and grows from a long line of precedents. This second supplement to Janell R. Duxbury's original 1985 discography, Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' the Rock, brings the earlier work and first supplement up-to-date with hundreds of new entries documenting recently released or newly discovered examples of the interconnection between these musical genres. Duxbury details nearly 700 new examples of recorded rock instrumentals and songs that borrow musical themes from the classics. Variations range from contemporary renditions of complete classical works to brief classical quotes or phrases subtly incorporated into rock compositions. Duxbury also gives additional examples of recorded orchestral versions of songs originally composed and/or written by rock artists. In these examples, the musical style varies from strict classical interpretations to pop-style orchestral renditions. The second supplement then expands Duxbury's original compilation of sound recordings and live performances of rock groups performing with established orchestras and choruses, selected samples of recorded rock music that simulate baroque or classical sound/structure, examples of the manifest influence of rock on classical music, and instances of rock artists and classical artists switching roles. Lastly, this discography updates the 1985 version and the first supplement with new information, expanded details, and minor corrections to the earlier works. An extended list of selected non-rock background examples is included in several new appendixes. The Preface is updated. A general index includes the names of classical composers, rock artists and groups, orchestras, choruses, orchestra conductors, sound recording producers, and song or instrumental titles. With its incomparable scope and content, this supplement, together with Duxbury's previous discography, and its first supplement will be appreciated by students, researchers, record collectors, trivia buffs, music industry employees, and fans of rock music and the classics.
Description : In this fascinating history of alcohol in postwar American culture, Lori Rotskoff draws on short stories, advertisements, medical writings, and Hollywood films to investigate how gender norms and ideologies of marriage intersected with scientific and popular ideas about drinking and alcoholism. After the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, recreational drinking became increasingly accepted among white, suburban, middle-class men and women. But excessive or habitual drinking plagued many families. How did people view the "problem drinkers" in their midst? How did husbands and wives learn to cope within an "alcoholic marriage"? And how was drinking linked to broader social concerns during the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War era? By the 1950s, Rotskoff explains, mental health experts, movie producers, and members of self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon helped bring about a shift in the public perception of alcoholism from "sin" to "sickness." Yet alcoholism was also viewed as a family problem that expressed gender-role failure for both women and men. On the silver screen (in movies such as The Lost Weekend and The Best Years of Our Lives) and on the printed page (in stories by such writers as John Cheever), in hospitals and at Twelve Step meetings, chronic drunkenness became one of the most pressing public health issues of the day. Shedding new light on the history of gender, marriage, and family life from the 1920s through the 1960s, this innovative book also opens new perspectives on the history of leisure and class affiliation, attitudes toward consumerism and addiction, and the development of a therapeutic culture.
Description : Holy kustom kars Batman! Crazy creations designed and built by George Barris for movies and TV are brought to life in this book. See them all - the Flintmobile, the Munster's Coach, the Batmobile, the Beverly Hillbillys' jalopy and more of the best customs ever to hit Hollywood. Fetherston reveals how each vehicle was built and provides an outline of each movie/TV show and the car related to the story.
Description : In the scores of posthumous tributes paid to Frank Sinatra after his death in 1998, most focused on his extraordinary reign as “The Voice” of twentieth-century pop music. But Sinatra was much more than a music icon. He was also one of the most popular movie stars of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s—an Academy-Award winning actor with some sixty film credits to his name. He starred in some of the most iconic films of the twentieth century and with some of the biggest names of the day. There were his dancing days with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh and On the Town; his acclaimed dramatic turns in From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate; and his signature Rat Pack movies such as Ocean's Eleven. Sinatra: Hollywood His Way is a complete, film by film exploration of this true Hollywood legend. His screen history is vividly brought to life through illuminating reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and hundreds of rare color and black-and-white photographs, making this the ultimate guide to the films of Frank Sinatra and an essential in the library of any fan.