Diary

Autore: Chuck Palahniuk
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446484017
Grandezza: 62,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2234
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Diary takes the form of a 'coma diary' kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at art school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she's been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he's refurbished and scrawling vile messages all over the walls. Angry homeowners are suing, and Misty's dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. The canvases are taken away by her mother-in-law and her doctor, who seem to have a plan for Misty - and for all those annoying tourists...

Massage

Autore: Monica Roseberry
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074345667X
Grandezza: 13,56 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8658
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With helpful information on aromatherapy, Ayurveda, reflexology, and shiatsu, this book makes massage easy to understand and enjoy. Full-color visual instructions.

Diary

Autore: Richard Selzer
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300163096
Grandezza: 32,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8525
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Picking up roughly where the memoir "Down from Troy" leaves off, as Selzer's writing life flourishes and his surgical career ends, "Diary" brings together stories and observations dashed off on park benches and in library carrels over the past decade.

Starving The Anxiety Gremlin

Autore: Kate Collins-Donnelly
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053413
Grandezza: 28,76 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7595
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This engaging workbook helps young people aged 10+ understand and manage anxiety. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, the activities will help young people understand why they get anxious and how to use simple, practical techniques to manage and control their anxiety. Suitable to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner.

The Soul S Code

Autore: James Hillman
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0307828441
Grandezza: 42,48 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1812
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Plato and the Greeks called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel." Today we use the terms heart, spirit, and soul. To James Hillman, the acknowledged intellectual source for Thomas Moore's bestselling sensation Care of the Soul, it is the central and guiding force of his utterly compelling "acorn theory"--in which each life is formed by a unique image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny, just as the mighty oak's destiny is written in the tiny acorn. In this new look at age-old themes, Hillman provides a radical, frequently amusing, and highly accessible path to realization through an extensive array of examples. He urges his readers to discover the "blueprints" particular to their own individual lives, certain that there is more to life than can be explained by genetics or environment. As he says, "We need a fresh way of looking at the importance of our lives." What The Soul's Code offers is an inspirational, positive approach to life--a way of seeing, and a way of recovering what has been lost of our intrinsic selves.

A Renegade History Of The United States

Autore: Thaddeus Russell
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416571094
Grandezza: 37,29 MB
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Vista: 5612
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In this groundbreaking book, noted historian Thaddeus Russell tells a new and surprising story about the origins of American freedom. Rather than crediting the standard textbook icons, Russell demonstrates that it was those on the fringes of society whose subversive lifestyles helped legitimize the taboo and made America the land of the free. In vivid portraits of renegades and their “respectable” adversaries, Russell shows that the nation’s history has been driven by clashes between those interested in preserving social order and those more interested in pursuing their own desires—insiders versus outsiders, good citizens versus bad. The more these accidental revolutionaries existed, resisted, and persevered, the more receptive society became to change. Russell brilliantly and vibrantly argues that it was history’s iconoclasts who established many of our most cherished liberties. Russell finds these pioneers of personal freedom in the places that usually go unexamined—saloons and speakeasies, brothels and gambling halls, and even behind the Iron Curtain. He introduces a fascinating array of antiheroes: drunken workers who created the weekend; prostitutes who set the precedent for women’s liberation, including “Diamond Jessie” Hayman, a madam who owned her own land, used her own guns, provided her employees with clothes on the cutting-edge of fashion, and gave food and shelter to the thousands left homeless by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; there are also the criminals who pioneered racial integration, unassimilated immigrants who gave us birth control, and brazen homosexuals who broke open America’s sexual culture. Among Russell’s most controversial points is his argument that the enemies of the renegade freedoms we now hold dear are the very heroes of our history books— he not only takes on traditional idols like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Carnegie, John Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, but he also shows that some of the most famous and revered abolitionists, progressive activists, and leaders of the feminist, civil rights, and gay rights movements worked to suppress the vibrant energies of working-class women, immigrants, African Americans, and the drag queens who founded Gay Liberation. This is not history that can be found in textbooks— it is a highly original and provocative portrayal of the American past as it has never been written before.

Canaima

Autore: Rómulo Gallegos
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 17,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2051
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"This new English translation of Canaima should be welcomed by all readers of Gallegos. In addition to Kirkland's translation (based on Charles Minguet's 1991 critique of the novel in Spanish), work contains his engaging and provocative translator's essay

A Time For Dancing

Autore: Davida Hurwin
Editore: Little Brown
ISBN:
Grandezza: 16,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7399
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Seventeen-year-old best friends Samantha and Juliana tell their stories in alternating chapters after Juliana is diagnosed with cancer.

Free Spirit

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898865738
Grandezza: 15,84 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6315
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Known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers, Reinhold Messner was the first person to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks, many of them solo. In this definitive work, he recalls his early climbs in the Alps, expeditions to the Himalaya, the first solo ascents, a trek across Antarctica, and numerous other adventures. 70 photos.

Cell

Autore: Stephen King
Editore:
ISBN: 9781627153218
Grandezza: 39,90 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3617
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