I M Wild Again

Author: Helen Gurley Brown
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312273525
Size: 18,10 MB
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She's back and causing jaws to drop as always! As bold and amusing as ever, Helen Gurley Brown, who made her mark in publishing history when she became editor in chief of Cosmopolitan in 1965, has written her first memoir, I'm Wild Again: Snippets from My Life and a Few Brazen Thoughts. While the subjects of her seven previous books have all been drawn from her own experiences, this is the first time Brown has concentrated on herself as the sole subject of a book and revealed the secrets of her sometimes shocking and always interesting life. In I'm Wild Again, Brown discusses several aspects of her life that she has not opened up about before. She talks about her breast implants and cosmetic surgery, her bout with breast cancer, her fidelity to her husband. Furthermore, she offers her thoughts on parents, adultery, office politics, exercise, food, marriage, affection...the list goes on. Never one to be shy or mince words, Brown doesn't leave any words unwritten, and the contents of her book "shocked, flabbergasted, amazed, irritated, amused" gossip columnist Liz Smith, who has seen almost everything. Larry King, Frank McCourt, Joan Rivers, Diane Sawyer, and Dominick Dunne have also praised the book and toasted Brown for leading such a courageous and vibrant life.

Reading The West

Author: Bill Brown
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312137618
Size: 20,92 MB
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This new collection makes four previously hard-to-find dime Westerns easily available to readers who wish to enrich their understanding of nineteenth-century American literature. These varied novels provide a new and important context for examining classic, widely taught authors and tell us much about nineteenth-century attitudes toward race and gender. With an introduction that critically examines the historical and cultural background of the dime Western, a chronology of relevant background information on historical figures and events, glosses of unfamiliar terms and references, numerous illustrations, and a selected bibliography, this edition makes frequently overlooked dime Westerns readily accessible for serious study.

My Life Pages

Author: Janet Conner
Editor: Conari Press
ISBN: 1573246182
Size: 13,97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The companion journal to Conner's latest book, The Lotus and the Lily, helps readers cracks the abundance code by linking the wisdom of the inner voice with the surprising parallel teachings of Buddha and Jesus. In a profound yet simple 30-day program, Conner guides the reader in soul writing through the journal and the book, to create the personal receptive conditions that nourish a bountiful life. Janet Conner is a major voice for spiritual growth and understanding, who became a catalyst for deep soul change after a series of personal traumas. Her landmark book, Writing Down Your Soul connects readers to their "extraordinary voice within."

Cat Tales

Author: Charles Wysocki
Editor: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736910248
Size: 11,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Best known for his depiction of small-town America, Wysocki brings to life the antics and adventures of the many cats that have passed through his life in this fun and frolicking full-color gift book. (June)

Struggling With Destiny In Karimpur 1925 1984

Author: Susan S. Wadley
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520914339
Size: 15,94 MB
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Susan Wadley first visited Karimpur—the village "behind mud walls" made famous by William and Charlotte Wiser—as a graduate student in 1967. She returned often, adding her observations and experiences to the Wisers' field notes from the 1920s and 1930s. In this long-awaited book, Wadley gives us a work of unprecedented scope: a portrait of an Indian village as it has changed over a sixty-year period. She hears of changes in agriculture, labor relations, education, and the family. But Karimpur's residents do not speak with one voice in describing the ways their lives have changed—viewpoints vary considerably depending on the speaker's gender, economic status, and caste. Using cultural documents such as songs and stories, as well as data on household budgets and farming practices, Wadley examines what it means to be poor or rich, female or male. She demonstrates that the forms of subordination prescribed for women are paralleled by those prescribed for lower castes. Villagers also speak of political struggles in India, and of the importance of religion when confronting change. Their stories, songs, and life histories reveal the rich fabric of Karimpur and show how much can be learned from listening to its people.

Snippets Of Truth Understanding And Wisdom For A New Way Of Living On This Planet

Author: Riet Taal (EdD)
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452507859
Size: 13,76 MB
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“A new way of living” —Do we need to change our way of living on this planet? According to this book, a definite “Yes!” Our attitudes, priorities, and the way we have looked after the environment have resulted in a situation that is no longer sustainable for a healthy and harmonious future for us and for generations to come. We have seen increased pollution of the air and water; diminishing forests, ice caps, and ozone layers; warming of the planet, resulting in weather and climate changes, and with that danger of extinction for many bird and animal species. And let’s not forget: danger for the survival of us human beings! Can we still do something about it, or is it all too little and too late? What is our fate? The message in this book can be considered a wake-up call, an urgent reminder to mend our ways, to change our attitudes, and to have a critical look at what is happening around us; what our roles are and what we as individuals and members of groups and communities can do to bring about change. We are not alone in this endeavour—the messages giving us support and encouragement are coming from a spirit source, channeled by the author through automatic writing. The special readings deal with topics such as: where we come from, what our purpose is, predictions and climate changes, together with information on relationships and finding inner peace and spiritual growth. Let us all strive for a happy and rewarding outcome!

The True Image

Author: Daniel W. Patterson
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837539
Size: 20,62 MB
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A thousand unique gravestones cluster around old Presbyterian churches in the piedmont of the two Carolinas and in central Pennsylvania. Most are the vulnerable legacy of three generations of the Bigham family, Scotch Irish stonecutters whose workshop near Charlotte created the earliest surviving art of British settlers in the region. In The True Image, Daniel Patterson documents the craftsmanship of this group and the current appearance of the stones. In two hundred of his photographs, he records these stones for future generations and compares their iconography and inscriptions with those of other early monuments in the United States, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Combining his reading of the stones with historical records, previous scholarship, and rich oral lore, Patterson throws new light on the complex culture and experience of the Scotch Irish in America. In so doing, he explores the bright and the dark sides of how they coped with challenges such as backwoods conditions, religious upheavals, war, political conflicts, slavery, and land speculation. He shows that headstones, resting quietly in old graveyards, can reveal fresh insights into the character and history of an influential immigrant group.

Angels In My Life

Author: Mathell Givens
Editor: Mathell Givens
ISBN: 9781440162350
Size: 20,20 MB
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From the moment Mathell Givens was born in 1952 in Illinois, God began sending angels. In this heartfelt autobiography, Givens narrates her life story and describes the angels who rescued her during her times of need. Beginning at birth, Givens' path was not an easy one, but she credits both her faith in God and the angels in her life for her blessed existence today. In Angels in My Life, Givens details the many painful hurdles she's overcome—from being preyed upon by a pedophile as a young girl, to experiencing a teen pregnancy, dealing with an unfaithful spouse, raising three boys as a single mother, and coping with an array of health problems. But through all of her trials and tests, Givens has remained steadfast and true in her devotion to God. A personal testament to God's saving grace, Angels in My Life tells an inspirational story of faith and love.

Snippets 59 Stories To Define Who I Am

Author: Collin Tennant McNew
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312231718
Size: 14,29 MB
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These fifty-nine short stories guide the reader through the first three stages of growing up: Childhood (when Family, above all, shapes our existence) The Awkward Stage (when peers control our identity) High School (when alcohol, drugs, and the opposite sex complicate Life further). The purpose of these anecdotes--glimpses into memories--is to point to the real, True-to-Life moments that made the author who he is today. As the collection progresses, the reader sees Collin move on from The Nest, make friends outside of The Neighborhood Gang, visit his two-pound, four-ounce premature brother in the hospital...and then beat him up with Hulk Hands when their parents get divorced. By the time High School rolls around, he's ready for a girlfriend...ready to try drinking...ready to find trouble...ready to get his ass kicked...ready to be saved...ready to beat Walton--for once!--in soccer. Snippets provides the biographical foundation for all of the author's future work.

Spiritual Snippets Of My Life

Author: John K. Browne
Editor: Writers Club Press
ISBN: 9780595135509
Size: 19,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 181

There are plays, spiritual thoughts, and letters to God. The reader is encouraged to form their own thoughts based on the material presented here.