Uncle Dysfunctional

Author: AA Gill
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786891840
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From 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend, or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.

Women And Gift Exchange In Eighteenth Century Fiction

Author: Linda Zionkowski
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317240480
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This book analyzes why the most influential novelists of the long eighteenth century centered their narratives on the theory and practice of gift exchange. Throughout this period, fundamental shifts in economic theories regarding the sources of individual and national wealth along with transformations in the practices of personal and institutional charity profoundly altered cultural understandings of the gift's rationale, purpose, and function. Drawing on materials such as sermons, conduct books, works of political philosophy, and tracts on social reform, Zionkowski challenges the idea that capitalist discourse was the dominant influence on the development of prose fiction. Instead, by shifting attention to the gift system as it was imagined and enacted in the formative years of the novel, the volume offers an innovative understanding of how the economy of obligation shaped writers' portrayals of class and gender identity, property, and community. Through theoretically-informed readings of Richardson's Clarissa and Sir Charles Grandison, Burney's Cecilia and The Wanderer, and Austen's Mansfield Park and Emma, the book foregrounds the issues of donation, reciprocity, indebtedness, and gratitude as it investigates the conflicts between the market and moral economies and analyzes women's position at the center of these conflicts. As this study reveals, the exchanges that eighteenth-century fiction prescribed for women confirm the continuing power and importance of gift transactions in the midst of an increasingly commercial culture. The volume will be essential reading for scholars of the eighteenth-century novel, economic literary criticism, women and gender studies, and book history.

Twisting My Melon

Author: Shaun Ryder
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446463176
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Shaun Ryder has lived a life of glorious highs and desolate lows. As lead singer of the Happy Mondays, he turned Manchester into Madchester, combining all the excesses of a true rock'n'roll star with music and lyrics that led impresario Tony Wilson to describe him as 'the greatest poet since Yeats'. The young scally who left school at fifteen without ever learning his alphabet had come a very long way indeed. Huge chart success and a Glastonbury headline slot followed, plus numerous arrests and world tours - then Shaun's drug addiction reached its height, Factory Records was brought to its knees and the Mondays split. But was this the end for Shaun Ryder? Not by a long shot. Two years later he was back with new band Black Grape, and their groundbreaking debut album topped the charts in possibly the greatest comeback of all time. Even his continuing struggle with drugs did not stem the tide of critically acclaimed tracks and collaborations as he went on to prove his musical genius time and again. And then there was the jungle... Rock'n'roll legend, reality TV star, drug-dealer, poet, film star, heroin addict, son, brother, father, husband, foul-mouthed anthropologist and straight-talking survivor, Shaun Ryder has been a cultural icon and a 24-hour party person for a quarter of a century. Told in his own words, this is his story.

Children S Literature

Author: Barbara Stoodt
Editor: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 9780732940126
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Biblical Dysfunctional Families That Made It And Now So Can You No More Excuses

Author: Sandra Ekpenyong
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1607910853
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Biblical Dysfunctional Families That Made It, Now So Can You; is a book that takes a private look at different Biblical families and their dysfunctional backgrounds and how they succeeded in spite of them. It brings the bible into 21st century perspective in order to help people facing today issues find a godly solution for them. While times may have changed, the struggles remain real and the same - incest, murder, rejection, greed, lies, misguided ministers, bad in-laws, sibling rivalry and deceptive marriages to name a few. Yet, in spite of it all some; through love, longsuffering, sacrifice and forgiveness rose above these things to make it. This book reminds us all that every family has a bit of dysfunction in it and we must learn to deal with it in order to overcome it. Being from a dysfunctional family does not mean that one needs to remain dysfunctional. We all have a responsibility to the next generation, to learn how to move forward. Only through the love of Christ, sacrifice and willingness can we rid our societies, churches and families of dysfunction. Let us learn from those who were before us, that one day we might become the family that others are privileged to read about. She is a well-sought after speaker and has addressed audiences and ministries world-wide. Sandra also pens a monthly newsletter titled "In Harvest," that addresses struggling relationship issues. She resides bi-continental in both America and Africa, while overseeing World Harvest Covenant Churches in several West African countries. She has a ministry in Laurel, Maryland and sits on a number of boards that help and encourages financial empowerment of young women and men. She is best reachable atwww.worldharvestintl.org or by mail at World Harvest International Ministries P. O. Box 5423 Laurel, MD 20826

Children S Literature

Author: Barbara D. Stoodt
Editor: Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishers
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Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

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Poverty In Contemporary Literature

Author: B. Korte
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137429291
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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.

Adult Children Secrets Of Dysfunctional Families

Author: John Friel
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757393357
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It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.

Mother Earth And Uncle Sam

Author: Rena I. Steinzor
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292773448
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In this compelling study, Rena Steinzor highlights the ways in which the government, over the past twenty years, has failed to protect children from harm caused by toxic chemicals. She believes these failures—under-funding, excessive and misguided use of cost/benefit analysis, distortion of science, and devolution of regulatory authority—have produced a situation in which harm that could be reduced or eliminated instead persists. Steinzor states that, as a society, we are neglecting our children's health to an extent that we would find unthinkable as individual parents, primarily due to the erosion of the government's role in protecting public health and the environment. At this pace, she asserts, our children will inherit a planet under grave threat. We can arrest these developments if a critical mass of Americans become convinced that these problems are urgent and the solutions are near at hand. By focusing on three specific case studies—mercury contamination through the human food chain, perchlorate (rocket fuel) in drinking water, and the effects of ozone (smog) on children playing outdoors—Steinzor creates an analysis grounded in law, economics, and science to prove her assertions about the existing dysfunctional system. Steinzor then recommends a concise and realistic series of reforms that could reverse these detrimental trends and serve as a blueprint for restoring effective governmental intervention. She argues that these recommendations offer enough material to guide government officials and advocacy groups toward prompt implementation, for the sake of America's—and the world's—future generations.