My Life In Pieces

Author: C. J. Schaeffer
ISBN: 9780578702186
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Raised in a family of church goers, Alice Fisher has the potential for a promising future. However, her father leads a secret life as a cult leader who practices satanic rituals. She suffers verbal, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as a child. Groomed by her father for greater horrors, she's drugged and forced to participate in his ritualistic ceremonies. Outwardly, Alice appears to lead a normal life. But the truth torments, and weighs heavy upon her. Eventually, her mind shatters; crushed into splinters of insanity and madness. A crucible of darkness surrounds her like a blinding fog and seeks to overwhelm her.Yet a faith thread tied to her heart in early childhood becomes her lifeline in adulthood.What helps her cope through multiple suicide attempts, self-injury, psychiatric hospital stays, and years of therapy? How does she put the pieces of her life back together as whole, healed, and joyful? Here, drawn from a lifetime of journals and personal records, she tells her story to offer hope to anyone that has known the destructive impact of childhood trauma, Satanic Ritual Abuse, and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Life In Pieces

Author: Christopher Profeta
ISBN: 1105629910
File Size: 45,76 MB
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My Life In Pieces

Author: Simon Callow
Editor: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848421714
File Size: 59,53 MB
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An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre. In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions and events which have left their indelible mark on him. The story begins with Peter Pan – his first ever visit to the theatre – before transporting us to southern Africa and South London, where Callow spent much of his childhood. Later, he charms his way into a job at the National Theatre box office courtesy of his hero, Laurence Olivier – and thus consummated a lifetime’s love affair with theatre. Alongside Olivier, we encounter Paul Scofield, Michael Gambon, Alan Bennett and Richard Eyre, all of whom Callow has worked with, as well as John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Alec Guinness, David Hare, Simon Gray and many more. He writes too about figures he did not meet but who greatly influenced his life and work, figures such as Stanislavsky, Nureyev and Cocteau, as well as Charles Laughton and Orson Welles. And he even makes room for not-quite- legit performers like Tony Hancock, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howard – and Mrs Shufflewick. The result is a passionate, instructive and beguiling book which, in tracing Simon Callow’s own ‘sentimental education’, leaves us enriched by his generosity and wisdom. 'first rate... the best writer-actor we have' David Hare 'Simon Callow combines zest, originality and passion and has elegantly turned his views and life in the theatre into an astonishing memoir' Richard Eyre

Life In Pieces

Author: Dwayne O'Keith Burns
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1640270620
File Size: 55,18 MB
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A story of struggle, triumph, and tragedy told with honesty and passion. Life in Pieces is a collection of vignettes from the life of the author who tells of an idyllic childhood impacted by the racism and bigotry of the 1960s. His teen and early adult years was marred by drugs, promiscuity, and violence. He is able to find redemption in military service and eventually finds the love of his life. Throughout, the reader is pulled into this compelling story as the author rises to th

A Life In Pieces

Author: Richard K. Baer
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407022822
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In 1989 a woman named Karen showed up at author and psychiatrist Richard Baer's practice, terribly frightened and at breaking point. She explained that her husband beat her, her mother stole from her; she was in tremendous physical pain and wanted to die. Within a few sessions she also revealed that her father and grandfather had raped and tortured her repeatedly over the course of her childhood, frequently in the company of other neighbourhood men. She was now married with two children, but often could not account for stretches of minutes, hours, sometimes even days. As Karen's story unfolded over the following months, Baer realised that he was dealing with a severe case of Multiple Personality Disorder. Although it would take time and deep, hard-won trust before any of Karen's alternated personalities presented themselves in her psychiatrist's office, over the next five years Baer would encounter seventeen distinct personalities, all of whom had been living inside Karen since she was a young child, shielding her from an otherwise unbearable life. In the tradition of Oliver Saks and Irvin Yalom, Baer chronicles his nine years of work with Karen and all her distinct personalities, his often futile efforts to use the tools of his trade, and his patient's ultimate invention of her own cure. An unforgettable story of unimaginable suffering and ultimate recovery, A Life In Pieces: How One Woman's Personality was Shattered by Years of Abuse is the first account of life with Multiple Personality Disorder written by the treating psychiatrist.

Shards A Life In Pieces

Author: Tuna Cole
ISBN: 0985570210
File Size: 69,92 MB
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Shards is an eclectic. omivorous, idiosyncratic range of impressions on How the World Works--or Might Work--never mind that the reader is really taking away How Tuna's Mind Works.

My Life In Pieces Put Back Together Planner

Author: Blank Journals
ISBN: 9781099457746
File Size: 57,78 MB
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Improve your emotional intelligence and you will improve your ability to understand and manage your emotions. Think clearly, manage stress and challenges, communicate well with others. Show trust, empathy, be more assertive and confident. Write down what you are grateful for. Keep this journal/logbook/diary by your bedside to write your feelings down from that day. Open your heart. Make a Positive Impact on Your Life and Career * manage your anxiety, anger and disappointment * motivate and inspire others

Life In Pieces

Author: Dawn O’Porter
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008431892
File Size: 56,92 MB
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‘Funny, intimate and honest’ Louis Theroux ‘Moving and funny. I absolutely loved it’ Claudia Winkleman Dear 2020 – can we just start over? Love Dawn x

Pieces Of My Life

Author: Nancy Hamilton
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607998238
File Size: 73,69 MB
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In a quest for clarity in her life, author Nancy Lee Hamilton realized that she had allowed herself to become vulnerable to life circumstances that come along to kick you in the knee. She had arrived at a place she said she would never go. Unprepared, she found herself in a conflicting situation-one that threatened to rip her to pieces. InPieces of My Life, Nancy Lee Hamilton explores the past she has lived through, both good and bad, and tries to piece the memories, philosophies, and dreams together-verbalizing humanity's common questions: Have I done something wrong to cause God to turn his face from me? Is there some great lesson in my problems, in this life, that I just am not seeing? What, in this life, is important? Gather up the pieces in your own life and join in the author's refrain, 'I know that if I cannot beat it, I will adapt, but I will not give up the fight.'

My Life In Politics

Author: Jacques Chirac
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137088036
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Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, a recent poll voted him the most admired political figure in France, with current president Nicolas Sarkozy ranking in 32nd place. This memoir covers the full scope of Chirac's political career of more than 50 years and includes the last century's most significant events. A protégé of General de Gaulle, Chirac started political life after France's defeat in Algeria in the early 1960s. He then became Prime Minister George de Pompidou's "bulldozer" and a personal negotiator with Saddam Hussein for France's oil interests in the Persian Gulf. He sold Iraq its first nuclear reactor and incurred the wrath of the United States and Israel, which he discusses in striking detail. As mayor of Paris, Chirac was famed for his success in beautifying the City of Lights and keeping it whole during the heady days of the 1968 riots. As president in the 1990s and early 2000s, Chirac took controversial steps to privatize the economy and plan the European Union. Chirac seldom pulls punches and in several dramatic chapters describes his opposition to the US invasion of Iraq in 2002 and his personal meetings with George W. Bush. These landmark events are brought into sharp focus in this memoir that the popular French magazine Paris Match said "steals the show" even after its author decamped the presidential palace.

Step Into Nature

Author: Patrice Vecchione
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476772932
File Size: 10,75 MB
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Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to the earth and inspire you to develop and strengthen your imagination. The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us indoors. Yet nature’s capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step into Nature makes nature personal again by stimulating awareness and increasing our understanding of the environment. But being in nature doesn’t mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door—and opening your heart to the sky above, the miniature gardens that push their way up between the sidewalk cracks in our cities, and the small stream just down the road. Patrice Vecchione demonstrates how nature can support and enhance your creative output, invigorate your curiosity, and restore your sense of connection to and love of the earth. Included throughout the book is “The Cabinet of Curiosities,” exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways to stimulate your imagination, deepen your relationship with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world.

Mistress Of Lies

Author: Holly West
Editor: Carina Press
ISBN: 142689905X
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London, 1679 Isabel, Lady Wilde, mistress of King Charles II, has made a good living disguised as fortune teller Mistress Ruby, counseling London's elite. But after the murder of one of her customers, business has taken a downturn, and Isabel is on the verge of accepting the king's offer to move into the palace. Isabel's plans are interrupted when a beggar girl named Susanna shows up at her home, claiming to be her niece. Isabel always believed that her older brother, Adam, died alone during the plague. When Susanna reveals that Adam was actually murdered, Isabel is compelled to take up an impossible task: discover the truth about her brother's death, twelve years after it happened. Isabel's investigation leads her through the gamut of London society, from bear-baiting matches and brothels to the realm of wealthy bankers. But as she uncovers her brother's dark secrets, Isabel begins to wonder whether the past is better left buried—especially when uncovering the truth could lead to her own funeral. 79,000 words

In The Drink

Author: Kate Christensen
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307807371
File Size: 75,45 MB
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Combining sly humor with an urban edge, Kate Christensen's In the Drink tells the story of a resolutely clear-eyed young woman who makes a complete mess of her life, and lives to tell the tale. The novel's heroine is the smart, pretty, underemployed, and single Claudia Steiner, personal secretary to Genevieve del Castellano, a terrifying, glamorous semi-lunatic who has it in for her for reasons she can't even begin to fathom. William, her best friend, considers Claudia his pal, his confidante, his sidekick in matters amatory, which would be fine if she weren't desperately in love with him herself. Further complicating matters is Claudia's old lover John Threadgill, an unpublished epic poet whose marriage to a Romanian stripper named Rima hasn't kept him from trying to seduce Claudia at every opportunity. Claudia came to New York City fresh out of college, buoyed along by her dream of becoming a journalist. But her starry-eyed notion of Claudia Steiner, Reporter on the Beat, quickly vanished into the ozone when she couldn't muster the requisite hard-bitten, white-hot urgency, the chain-smoking, the yelling, and the cutthroat story-mongering. Now, at the age of twenty-nine, she finds herself adrift in the city, careening dangerously from catastrophe to catastrophe. Desperately trying to keep her head above water, Claudia has little to rely on but a wry sense of humor, a keen appreciation of the medicinal properties of whiskey, and something more subtle--a persistent little flame of belief in herself, which makes a happy ending seem possible even in this most unforgiving of cities. Hilarious, compassionate, and keenly observed, In the Drink is the enormously entertaining debut of a startlingly talented young writer. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Kate Christensen's Blue Plate Special.

In Pieces

Author: Olivia Dresher
Editor: Impassio Press
ISBN: 9780971158351
File Size: 50,74 MB
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In Pieces celebrates the diversity of contemporary fragmentary writing by offering a sampling of fragments written by 37 different writers--those who are known as well as new voices. Selections from diaries, notebooks, and letters; aphorisms; short prose pieces and vignettes... These are some of the fragmentary forms represented in this unique collection, the first of its kind to present a wide range of fragmentary writing as its own genre.

A Journey From Dark Into Light

Author: James Muchowicz
Editor: James Muchowicz
File Size: 66,63 MB
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John Gielgud Matinee Idol To Movie Star

Author: Jonathan Croall
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408131072
File Size: 74,75 MB
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In his lifetime Gielgud was acclaimed as the finest classical actor of the twentieth century and Jonathan Croall's biography from 2000 was instantly recognised by critics as a masterful achievement, one that was 'unlikely to be surpassed' (Sunday Telegraph). Since that time however a considerable amount of new material has come to light and the passing of time has allowed a new candour. John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star sees this peerless biographer return to his subject to offer the definitive life of Gielgud. For this new biography Croall's exhaustive research has included over a hundred new interviews with key people from his life and career, several hundred letters from Gielgud that have never been published, scores of letters written to him and archived versions of his film and television work. As Gielgud worked increasingly in this medium during the last third of his life much greater attention is given to this than in the earlier work. Fresh light is thrown on his professional relationships with figures such as Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans, and on turbulent episodes of his private life. The overall result is a a much more rounded, candid and richly textured portrait of this celebrated and complex actor.


Author: Kenton E. Biffert
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441575812
File Size: 31,62 MB
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Underneath the gentle city of Red Deer, a hidden life form is waiting. Dolan Featherclaw leads his friends into the sewer system, never imagining that they would make an unbelievable discovery. The boys witness a power they shouldnt. They discover a truth and are soon in way over their heads drowning. To win their battle for freedom, they must fi rst discover their own powers within. Power is gained. Freedom is lost. A battle ensues. The purging begins.

Gabi A Girl In Pieces

Author: Isabel Quintero
Editor: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 1935955969
File Size: 46,81 MB
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Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014 Named to School Library Journal Best Books of 2014 Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out, the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity. July 24 My mother named me Gabriella, after my grandmother who, coincidentally, didn't want to meet me when I was born because my mother was unmarried, and therefore living in sin. My mom has told me the story many, many, MANY, times of how, when she confessed to my grandmother that she was pregnant with me, her mother beat her. BEAT HER! She was twenty-five. That story is the basis of my sexual education and has reiterated why it's important to wait until you're married to give it up. So now, every time I go out with a guy, my mom says, "Ojos abiertos, piernas cerradas." Eyes open, legs closed. That's as far as the birds and the bees talk has gone. And I don't mind it. I don't necessarily agree with that whole wait until you're married crap, though. I mean, this is America and the 21st century; not Mexico one hundred years ago. But, of course, I can't tell my mom that because she will think I'm bad. Or worse: trying to be White. Isabel Quintero is a library technician in the Inland Empire. She is also the events coordinator for Orange Monkey and helps edit the poetry journal Tin Cannon. Gabi is her debut novel.

My Life In Truth

Author: David T Gilbert
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781466946811
File Size: 23,13 MB
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The story you are about to read actually happened, the places and characters are real, and many are still alive today, and this story is written in poetry. The reason that it was done in poetry is that it is about my salvation, how I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour, and the events that actually happened to bring that about, which was by all accounts a miracle of God. In my Church, my recognised gifts are encouragement and helps, the latter being best known as works of service, and the main reason for having my life story published is to encourage others that they also have a story to tell, and there are times when that story needs to be told in order to encourage others also. We all have a story to tell, and that story is unique, no one else has a story quite like you do, but to be able to put your story down on paper and publish it as a book is something else. I spent many hours recollecting thoughts of my past life, and trying to remember bits and pieces of my past that I had forgotten about, but were essential in telling my story in an exact way. But even in light of the above, never a day goes by where I dont give some thought to the events of my past and what happened during those past years, not to mention just how far I had come since surrendering to Christ. One thing I have discovered since publishing my first book, unless you are doing things for yourself due to a desire just to put your experiences in book form before your story slips into oblivion, save your money and your time, because it really is a lot of hard work, unless doors of opportunity magically open up and give you a chance in a lifetime to make it big in publishing. I have included other poems as well, some of which have never been published before, but being a re-launch of the original first book, some things had to be modified and added to, as well as changed, in order to have the publishing of this issue as hassle free as possible. Even though the poetry in this book is rather long, I found that it was necessary to accommodate the story as a whole, as it is about my life story, noting that some people have written entire books just on their life. I have attempted to make my story as brief as possible, without going into too much detail, which I felt would cause the reader to lose interest in the story and therefore they would miss the important theme of my story. In any case, I trust that my story would not only encourage you, but would stir you to action in consideration of telling your story, and thereby being an encouragement and inspiration to others. May God bless all who read My Life In Truth, David T. Gilbert.