Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 9781429902526
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running with Scissors Book Excerpt:

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Jennifer Moss Breen,Haytham Abduljawad,Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN: 1641137118
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running with Scissors Book Excerpt:

The more complex and ambiguous this world becomes, the greater the uncertainty leaders will face in their day to day professional and personal lives, and the greater the need to recognize and develop their leadership skills to help be the voice of reason when there’s nothing around them but chaos. The book presents real case studies where the authors offer action learning methodologies grounded in various leadership theories. Whether you are a firm or skeptical believer in leadership development, the authors in this book, through their experiences and observations, illustrate how awareness, purpose, attitude, confidence, trust and mindset can play such a critical role in overcoming the toughest of circumstances.

Blind Children Running with Scissors

    Blind Children Running with Scissors
Author: Sarah Peabody
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2006-02
ISBN: 1411680782
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Children Running with Scissors Book Excerpt:

All about life, love, and losing your mind, these poems portray humor in the face of doubt, and ambition in the face of failure. They are proof that through adversity human beings grow and flourish.

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions
Author: Anistasia Miller,Jared Brown
Publsiher: Rockport Pub
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2004-11
ISBN: 1592530788
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Solutions Book Excerpt:

Logos are among designers' most highly sought-after projects, but they are often one of the most difficult projects for a designer to nail. This book takes a look at those challenges—the logos that have truly pushed a designer's creativity and forced him or her to reach inside. The authors examine 180 logos, making it easy for designers to take away insightful tips they can put to work immediately. The author tracks the life cycle of each logo from its challenge through the process to the final result. Scattered throughout the book are sidebars featuring 15 logos that were made over. The author talks about why the makeover was needed and, with the before and after logos side by side, discusses if the re-do was successful. Color images throughout that show the logos from conceptual stages to final art make this book an at-a-glance reference for anyone—designer or entrepreneur—who wants to take an active role in the creation of his or her brand mark.

Contesting Childhood

Contesting Childhood
Author: Kate Douglas
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN: 9780813549156
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Childhood Book Excerpt:

The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authorsùfrom first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others. Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.

In Praise of Wisdom

In Praise of Wisdom
Author: Kim Paffenroth
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780826416032
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Wisdom Book Excerpt:

Examines the ways that our rich literary tradition in the West deals with the questions of reason and faith.

Into Deeper Grace

Into Deeper Grace
Author: Roger Allen Cook
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2010-02
ISBN: 1615797300
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Deeper Grace Book Excerpt:

Into Deeper Grace Into Deeper Grace is a collection of inspirational stories and poems that highlight the need for each of us to launch out from the shore of salvation into the deeper things of our walk with the Savior. This devotional volume is intended to provide you with spiritual insights as you enjoy the journey. The Wounded Sparrow At that moment a little hand squeezed her father's hand for the last time as she signaled to him, "I'm ok." Within one minute of that squeeze a little wounded sparrow flew like an eagle, higher than ever before, all the way to Jesus. She now knows from personal experience that He truly did have His eye on her all the time. Roger Allen Cook is an educator, minister, and author of a book of devotional poetry entitled "Sailing by Grace." He has been the administrator of Baptist Park School for thirty-six years. He is happily married and has four children and eight grandchildren. His writing has been published widely across the internet and in several collections of writers.

Celebrating the Lectionary for Intermediate Grades 2010 2011

Celebrating the Lectionary for Intermediate Grades 2010 2011
Author: Mary Kay Kelley,Catherine G. Johnson
Publsiher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 1568549075
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrating the Lectionary for Intermediate Grades 2010 2011 Book Excerpt:

Celebrating the Lectionary for Primary Grades 2010 2011

Celebrating the Lectionary for Primary Grades 2010 2011
Author: Vicki Lopez-Kaley
Publsiher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 1568549067
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrating the Lectionary for Primary Grades 2010 2011 Book Excerpt:

Bonded to the Abuser

Bonded to the Abuser
Author: Amy J. L. Baker,Mel Schneiderman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 1442236884
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonded to the Abuser Book Excerpt:

Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”

Because I Said So

Because I Said So
Author: Ken Jennings
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1476706964
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Because I Said So Book Excerpt:

Draws on medical case histories, scientific findings, and personal research by the author to separate myth from fact and debunk a vast array of parental edicts.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-08
ISBN: 9781843544852
Category: Novelists, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running with Scissors Book Excerpt:

This is the story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of grandeur) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus and a certifiable lunatic. Suddenly at the age of 12, Augusten found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian house in perfect squalor.

Serial Memoir

Serial Memoir
Author: N. Stamant
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-06-23
ISBN: 1137410337
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Memoir Book Excerpt:

Serial Memoir chronicles the phenomenon of seriality in memoir, a transition in life writing toward repeated acts of self-representation in the later twentieth century. Such a shift demonstrates a new way to understand and represent constantly-shifting subjectivities and their ambivalent relationship to the concept and structure of the archive.

Harrier Hawks Fly High

Harrier Hawks Fly High
Author: Andrew Gideon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-06
ISBN: 0615222706
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harrier Hawks Fly High Book Excerpt:

A motivational book about the lives of Montana high school students. A dream of a cross country state championship and the 1000's of miles of sweat to live this dream. Future leaders of the world - and from Montana! High school life in its finest form, running at a high level, and a quest that will make a person smile, laugh, and cry.

Jimmy Dammit and Who Has Passed The Wind

Jimmy Dammit and Who Has Passed The Wind
Author: Martin Avery
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1458378802
Category: Canadian wit and humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jimmy Dammit and Who Has Passed The Wind Book Excerpt:

Hockey Night in Canada Junior

Hockey Night in Canada Junior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1257816802
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hockey Night in Canada Junior Book Excerpt:

Ruins and Other Short Stories

Ruins and Other Short Stories
Author: Mary Brooks
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2017-06-02
ISBN: 1543401392
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruins and Other Short Stories Book Excerpt:

Ruins and Other Short Stories is another collection of short stories from Mary Brooks

Read This First

Read This First
Author: Ron Ploof
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1440166854
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read This First Book Excerpt:

They're all looking to you ... Upper management wants a Social Media plan. PR wants permission to Twitter. Marketing wants to create a Facebook fan page. Customer Support wants to blog. Information Technology wants budget to support streaming video. And you want someone to explain this stuff in plain business language. If you're struggling with your answers, then you need to Read This First! What others are saying about the book: "This book captures the perfect mix of humor, reality and no-nonsense examples that every executive can relate to. It made me cheer and laugh, all the while making me want to buy copies for all of my clients and potential clients." - C.C. Chapman - Partner, The Advance Guard "From shifting company culture and mindset to applying New Media tools and techniques, "Read This First" gives executives and managers the foundation they need to get started." - Karen Bartleson, Senior Director of Community Marketing at Synopsys and Author of The Standards Game "Ron Breaks down New Media in a clear, concise, high-level manner that is sure to "click" with business people everywhere." - Corey James Scribner, BaconToday.com "Social media is a new and constantly changing medium for businesses to learn... and I think it would help the uninitiated to read this book not just first but TWICE." - Mike Kilroy Vice President, Maples Communications "The challenge with social media is not how to use the tools - any recent college graduate or goateed under-employed social media consultant can do that. The problem is getting your corporate culture to change. "Read This First" talks about business results and the political challenges you will face as you do it." - John Wall, Ronin Marketeer "Finally, a New Media book written squarely for those in the C-Suites. With it's no-nonsense approach and vivid examples, "Read This First" is an important guidebook on New Media for executives." - David Jacobs, Connected World Media, LLC

Postal

Postal
Author: Brock Wilbur,Nathan Rabin
Publsiher: Boss Fight Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 1940535220
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postal Book Excerpt:

In 1997, game studio Running With Scissors released its debut title, Postal, an isometric shooter aimed at shocking an imagined pearl-clutching public. The game was crass, gory, and dumb—all of which might have been forgivable if the game had been any fun to play. Postal gained enough notoriety from riding the wave of public outrage to warrant a sequel. And DLC. And a remake. And, perhaps most surprising of all, a Golden-Raspberry-winning feature film adaptation directed by the infamous Uwe Boll. In this thoughtful and hilarious tag-team performance, Brock Wilbur & Nathan Rabin probe the fascinatingly troubled game and film for what each can tell us about shock culture & mass shootings, interviewing the RWS team and even Boll himself for answers. Like it or not, Postal is the franchise that won't die—no matter how many molotov cocktails you throw at it.

Murder in an Irish Village

Murder in an Irish Village
Author: Carlene O'Connor
Publsiher: Kensington Cozies
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 161773845X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in an Irish Village Book Excerpt:

“If Janet Evanovich and Maeve Binchy wrote a book together, [this] would be the result . . . Siobhán O’Sullivan is a character to savor.”—Laurien Berenson, author of Game of Dog Bones In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table, dressed in a suit as if for his own funeral, a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans and their business in danger of being shunned—murder tends to spoil the appetite—it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood. “Kicks off a new series in splendid fashion! If you love cozy mysteries and traveling, then give Murder in an Irish Village a try. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Ireland as you turn the pages.”—Fresh Fiction “A smart whodunnit in an idyllic locale. I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhán and her siblings, the O’Sullivan Six.”—Barbara Ross, author of A Maine Clambake Mystery Series “A delightful, funny, fast-paced romp of a book.”—Isis Crawford, author of A Mystery with Recipes Series