Fighting For Dear Life

Author: David Gibbs
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781585589685
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The story of the untimely death of Terri Schiavo, why it should not have happened, and its meaning for life in the legal and political arenas.

For Dear Life

Author: Eva-Sabine Zehelein
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643905750
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When Canadian Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, she had already declared her resignation from the post of short story writer following the publication of her 2012 collection Dear Life. This present volume offers critical analyses of Alice Munro's complete final short story collection. The book's contributors exercise in-depth, close readings of each individual story and situate them in Munro's lifetime oeuvre, as well as in her work's critical reception to date. Scholars set out to show how complex, irritating, disturbing, and enchanting Munro's stories are, and how often all that matters is to hold life dear - or to hold on for (dear) life. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 7) [Subject: Literary Criticism]

Dear Life

Author: Shanalee S. Smith
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410700089
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Many of us go through life never realizing that a line of difference stands between Destiny and Fate and because we do not acknowledge this difference we forget to live and resort to merely existing. We walk, and look up and down, right and left but we never look within as we pretend that we do not hurt, we do not doubt, we do not get depressed or loose hope and because we deny the truth we refuse to believe that we can win. This is the story of Destiny: her ups and downs and Fates' unpredictable hand. A story where truth is questioned, failure is prosecuted, and Destiny is allowed to judge. Throughout this book you are carried through many phases of growth both mentally and emotionally (through the use of poetry, philosophy and pros) and are allowed to experience what it means to look life in the eye and say "You belong to me now". It's about a struggle, a struggle we all experience as we try to get to where ever it is we wish to go in life.

Dear Life

Author: Alice Munro
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307961044
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE© IN LITERATURE 2013 A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate. Her characters are flawed and fully human: a soldier returning from war and avoiding his fiancée, a wealthy woman deciding whether to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mother and her neglected children, a guilt-ridden father, a young teacher jilted by her employer. Illumined by Munro’s unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with unexpected turns. And while most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even closer to home: an astonishing suite of four autobiographical tales offers an unprecedented glimpse into Munro’s own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, Dear Life shows how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.

For Dear Life

Author: Carol Jacobsen
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472053922
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For Dear Life chronicles feminist and artist Carol Jacobsen's deep commitment to the causes of justice and human rights, and focuses a critical lens on an American criminal-legal regime that imparts racist, gendered, and classist modes of punishment to women lawbreakers. Jacobsen's tireless work with and for women prisoners is charted in this rich assemblage of images and texts that reveal the collective strategies she and the prisoners have employed to receive justice. The book gives evidence that women's lawbreaking is often an effort to survive gender-based violence. The faces, letters, and testimonies of dozens of incarcerated women with whom Jacobsen has worked present a visceral yet politicized chorus of voices against the criminal-legal systems that fail us all. Their voices are joined by those of leading feminist scholars in essays that illuminate the arduous methods of dissent that Jacobsen and the others have employed to win freedom for more than a dozen women sentenced to life imprisonment, and to free many more from torturous prison conditions. The book is a document to Jacobsen's love and lifelong commitment to creating feminist justice and freedom, and to the efficacy of her artistic, legal, and extralegal political actions on behalf of women.

For Dear Life

Author: Sarah Tauber
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493148966
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Overcoming infidelity transforms first-time author into an influential woman In ‘For Dear Life,' Sarah Tauber openly shares an intimate and encouraging look into her life CALIFORNIA – Oprah Winfrey. J.K. Rowling. Vera Wang. Marilyn Monroe. What do these successful and influential women have in common? They are women who failed before they succeeded. While the women who have achieved such celebrated status are few, those who have gone through similar inspiring life transformations abound; and among them is Sarah Tauber, the author who debuted with a genuine revelation in "For Dear Life." For the first time, Sarah unveils the most intimate, and probably the most challenging, phase of her life. "For Dear Life" recounts the story of a young American woman who lived for two years during the 1970's with her husband and their young child in Tehran, Iran. With a workaholic husband having little time or attention for his bride, she became involved with an Iranian man. Although infidelity may be taboo, it is a timeless issue that both men and women have struggled with. Sarah's affair was something many women may have experienced. Yet, it was Sarah's humble admission and firm decision to address her past that truly healed, defined and transformed her into a credible example for women today. Writing a story that most of her family and friends were unaware of was both painful and cathartic. Today, it is this same story that offers women the gift of hope and encouragement. Raw, real and radically uplifting, "For Dear Life" is a powerful story that runs the gamut of human emotion – happiness, sadness, fear, love, agony, remorse and eventual joy. Sarah may not be as influential as Oprah, Rowling, Vera or Marilyn, but the humility and the great strength of character that she shares with these women, as evidenced in her story, will truly earn her a special, influential place in reader's hearts. "The choices you make in life have consequences, some ripple out to encompass other lives. You can overcome the bad choices, make better ones, and ultimately be happy again," says Sarah, speaking encouragingly to anyone who has walked that path.

Dear Life You Suck

Author: Scott Blagden
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547904312
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Irreverent, foul-mouthed, seventeen-year-old Cricket Cherpin, living under the watchful eye of Mother Mary at a Catholic boys' home in Maine, has such bleak prospects he is considering suicide when Wynona Bidaban steps into his world.

Dear Life Get Well Soon

Author: Arpit Agrawal
Editor: Pushpak Publications
ISBN: 8190442392
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Umm liked the cover page, dont you? Now read below and decide if you buy the book. Have you ever met a guy whose hobby is to dig up troubles where on earth he goes? He tried suicide, but could not die; proposed a girl, but no luck; created revolutionary software, but deceived by his boss; won a lottery, but got cheated again!!! Meet Fatso, a chubby and gruesome geek, whose half the time spends in eating and the other in wrestling the troubles of life. Will his life become better, or he will give up the ghost saying Dear life, get well soon? His wild and witty anecdotes will strike a chord in your heart and remind you when you were at high school; when a guy discovers the power of hair gel and deodorant, and a girl enters a beauty parlor for the first time. It will then take you to college-life; the preeminent instance of human existence. Subsequent the corporate life, where laughing at your bosss lame jokes will be the solitary purpose of life. You may find this book in the rack of fiction, but the lessons it deals are not factitious at all. A pure-veg, hilarious book which you can read with your family members around.

Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

Author: Karen Hitchcock
Editor: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1863957162
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In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs. Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a “burden” – difficult, hopeless, expensive and homogenous. While we rightly seek to curb treatment when it is futile, harmful or against a patient’s wishes, this can sometimes lead to limits on care that suit the system rather than the person. Doctors may declare a situation hopeless when it may not be so. We must plan for a future when more of us will be old, Hitchcock argues, with the aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions and society to meet the needs of an ageing population. Dear Life is a landmark essay by one of Australia’s most powerful writers. “The elderly, the frail are our society. They are our parents and grandparents, our carers and neighbours, and they are every one of us in the not-too-distant future . . . They are not a growing cost to be managed or a burden to be shifted or a horror to be hidden away, but people whose needs require us to change . . .” —Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life

Hanging On For Dear Life

Author: Beverly Fetzer Oakley
Editor: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1490809708
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In 1982, a young couple with small children received devastating news. Jim Oakley and his wife, Beverly, were told he had a rare chest tumor—a malignant thymoma—one known not to respond to treatment. He was given three to six months to live. Though their world had been turned upside down, the couple chose to remain hopeful. With the love and support of friends, family, and our Lord, the two were able to face seemingly insurmountable odds with great faith and courage. As you read this story, you will feel the weight of their struggle and the joy of their victory over cancer. Hanging On for Dear Life is a true story, one of faith, of hope, and of great love. Beverly Fetzer Oakley will take you on a journey through pain, uncertainty, and heartache, but on a road paved with joy and peace. Learn to: • Cope through the illness of a loved one • Visit terminally ill patients • Offer support to caregivers • Trust the Lord to carry you through mountains and valleys “In my forty-five years of medical practice I was never involved with a more incredible case, the amazing outcome of which was greatly influenced by Jim’s determination and grit, and the tremendous loving support of Beverly.” -Dr. Ben J. Birdwell, MD, Internal Medicine, Summit Medical Associates, Hermitage, TN