Be Different

Author: John Elder Robison
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780385670357
Size: 18,44 MB
Format: PDF
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"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In Be Different, Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice--for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels "different"--on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: * How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations * Why manners matter * How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills * How to deal with bullies * When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity * How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person, Aspergian or not, has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success.

Why Be Different

Author: Janice Prager
Editor: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780874414271
Size: 13,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discusses the beliefs of Judaism and their application to everyday life.

Called To Be Different

Author: Joyce A. Howard
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1615664130
Size: 13,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We will all live for eternity. That is our destiny. The only question is: will we choose an eternity with the Lord in heaven or an eternity without him in hell? We can try to ignore, deny, or refuse to answer the question, but it will not change the outcome. For Joyce Howard, the death of her husband, Ted—her most intimate and trusted confidante, lover, and friend—became an invitation to journey with Christ to places she had never been. In Called to Be Different, Joyce writes about her search for forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing, while ultimately realizing that this is a journey still in progress, incomplete until we are standing before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, preparing to spend eternity with our Father in heaven. Read along with Joyce's struggles and triumphs, and enter into the heart of Christ. Through the power of his blood, we are Called to Be Different.

Next Voyage Will Be Different

Author: Thomas E. Henry
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598586270
Size: 19,24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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I am privileged to know Tom Henry personally, a man who has devoted much of his amazing life to the art of seafaring. His remarkable story of a young mansetting out on a traditional maritime career and then spending a great deal of his life at sea is sure to fascinate those addicted to old fashioned mariner's tales. It is a charming story of a once-common lifestyle that has now almost entirely disappeared. I recommend it highly. Joseph Balkoski, author of Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944 "Life at sea is always a fascinating subject. With charm, wit, and a story teller's skill, Henry brings alive his decades long career as a merchant seaman with great stories about people, exotic places and the day to day business of a ship's officer at work and play. It is a tale that only an old sailor could tell. A terrific read for sea buffs and 'landlubbers' alike." Raymond J. Batvinis, PhD, author of The Origins of FBI Counter Intelligence Thomas E. Henry was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, New York. There he attended the local Babylon schools until March 1945, when he left at age seventeen to serve on active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve. During his year and a half in the Navy he achieved the rank of gunners's mate third class. Following his discharge from the service he attended, on the 'GI Bill' the Cathedral Scholl of Saint Paul, in Garden City, New York. He graduated in June 1947 with his high school diploma. In 1951 he graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, which scholl readied him for a life in the United States Merchant Mariner. In 1985, at age fifty seven, and after thirty three years of service he retired. He had sailed as a ship's master with the United States Lines Company. For the following three years he served on periods of active duty in the Naval Reserve as a ship handling instructor at Little Creek, Virginia. He and Barbara, his devoted wife of over thirty years, reside in Stuart Florida, where Captain Henry is presently employed as an instructed at the well-known Chapman School of Seamanship.

A Licence To Be Different

Author: Maggie Brown
Editor: British Film Institute
Size: 20,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traces the history and development of Channel 4, one of the UK's best loved and most controversial TV channels. Identifies key figures and signature programs such as 'Brookside,' 'The Big Breakfast' and 'Wife Swap,' as well as successful American imports including 'Friends' and 'Sex and the City.'

Tomorrow Will Be Different

Author: Sarah McBride
Editor: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 1524761494
Size: 10,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A brave, powerful memoir." —PEOPLE A captivating memoir that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn’t until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country. Four years later, McBride was one of the nation’s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way . . . until cancer tragically intervened. Informative, heartbreaking, and profoundly empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBride’s story of love and loss and a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community’s battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care to gender in America, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds. As McBride urges: “We must never be a country that says there’s only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live.” The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.

Daring To Be Different

Author: Judith Couchman
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310247814
Size: 16,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A prayer and activity guide discusses the traits of the Israeli leader and how her faith, courage, and devotion to God helped her people through a period of decline. Original.

Tad The Turtle It S Okay To Be Different

Author: Angie Lockaby
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 147727295X
Size: 17,93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tad and his friends embark on an adventure to find new friends who are different and unique like they are. Tad and his friends soon learn that everyone is different in their own way, but very special just the same. Tad wants all his friends to know that being different is what sets us apart and we should never be ashamed of who we are.

We Agreed To Be Different

Author: Annemiek van der Veen
Editor: Uitgeverij Verloren
ISBN: 9789065508720
Size: 16,15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 290

Daring To Be Different

Author: BeaShawnda
ISBN: 0557040736
Size: 14,56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 155

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT by BeaShawnda, published with the assistance of BePublished.Org, releases about 50 original poems ranging in topics and written from 1992 to 2008 to explain feelings regarding struggles and other experiences of life in an effort to touch peopleâs hearts and help others understand ways to accept and deal with some of the difficulties they experience, regardless of background. One who confesses that she, at times, had to stop writing due to frustration and other feels that would surface, BeaShawnda deeply hopes that readers will appreciate the honesty of her poetry and can use her expressions to help celebrate the good in their lives and grow past the bad.