Drive Me Out of My Mind

Drive Me Out of My Mind Author Chad Faries
ISBN-10 9780983693215
Year 2013-10-18
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Emergency Press
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Drive Me Out of My Mind is a coming-of-age story of wildness and wandering set primarily in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—its abandoned iron mines, desperate small towns, and heart-breaking bars. It’s the memoir of a boy raised by lawless and itinerant women and how he was cultured—and corrupted—by their hard-living, hard-drinking, and hard-loving ways. Given this lot in life, Faries tells how one boy was hurt into becoming a poet at the ripe age of two—to imagine another world other than the daily madness in front of him—a world where violent stalkers hovered over the hospital beds of women as they gave birth, where father figures also copulated with Gramma, where a worn Barbie doll was a main source of comfort, and where home meant 24 anonymous hovels in 10 years.

The Family Counselor

The Family Counselor Author Jerome H. Blass, Phd
ISBN-10 9781469739625
Year 2012-04
Pages 1028
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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For years, clinical psychologist Dr. Jerome Blass practiced individual, family, and marital therapy, as well as educational psychology. He recorded his observations and insights into human behavior in his weekly newspaper column; now he shares his wisdom with the world. The Family Counselor is a compilation of more than eight hundred of Blass s columns published over a 21-year period in the Jewish Standard, a northern New Jersey weekly newspaper. Dr. Blass uses warmth and empathy to help readers understand and deal with common individual and family problems. He covers a wide range of topics, including child-rearing, family relationships, divorce, death, illness, habits and hang-ups, and social and educational problems. Dr. Blass explains the psychology behind why we think, feel, and behave the way we do, offering practical advice for dealing with a wide variety of life s problems and challenges. Whether you re struggling with disciplining your children, trying to fi nd time for your spouse, or dealing with emotional turmoil, Dr. Blass advocates a rational and common sense approach, and will help guide you through life s obstacles, large and small.

Ecstasy

Ecstasy Author Michael Eigen
ISBN-10 0819565318
Year 2001-11-15
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
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Leading psychotherapist offers compelling insights into the vital force of ecstasy.

Deer in the Headlights

Deer in the Headlights Author Levi Johnston
ISBN-10 9781451651676
Year 2011-09-20
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Now in paperback, Levi Johnston—best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy—sets out to clear his name and, with any luck, end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. Promising hockey player and Governor Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was eighteen when Palin became the vice presidential nominee. His unique place as Bristol’s live-in boyfriend provided him a true insider’s view of what was going on behind closed doors at the Palin household. And how Sarah’s public views were often at odds with her home values. It makes it all the more curious that Sarah eventually turned her anger directly on Levi, after losing her ticket to the White House. After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his new son, Tripp, Levi Johnston now is ready to set the record straight. Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad. Johnston, ever honest, had a unique window into Palintology at a critical time; he sat in the family’s living room and paid attention. Not bitter and never petty, Johnston shares his story. As Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC so aptly put it: “I love that kid. He’s honest, he’s straightforward, he’s not embarrassed.”

September Song

September Song Author Andrew M. Greeley
ISBN-10 9781429912297
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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The enthralling third novel in the chronicle of the O'Malleys in the twentieth century. The fourth of the O'Malley chronicles is narrated by the ravishing Rosemarie, dedicated wife of our intrepid and trouble-prone hero, Chucky Cronin O'Malley. Destined to be compared to the Lanny Budd novels of Upton Sinclair and the Chicago novels of James T. Farrell, September Song follows the crazy O'Malley saga from Chucky's appointment as Ambassador to Germany by President Kennedy (the youngest Ambassador in history), to his resignation over his violent disagreement with President Johnson, to his in-your-face involvement in Selma, Alabama, the Chicago Democratic Convention, and the Vietnam War. Chucky can't stay out of trouble, and his loving and devoted wife Rosemarie is often, if not always, by his side. Raising a family and showing up at the hot trouble spots of the world seems to be Chucky's destiny. Greeley recalls the turbulent and history changing events of the 1960s with fondness and clarity. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Phantom Waltz

Phantom Waltz Author Catherine Anderson
ISBN-10 9781101578773
Year 2007-01-02
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the beloved Coulter family in a novel that’s “romantic through and through” (Publishers Weekly). One glance. That’s all it takes. Wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick falls hard and fast for lovely Bethany Coulter. A beguiling mix of sass and shyness, naiveté and maturity, she shares his passion for horses, has a great sense of humor, and can light up a room with her beautiful smile. She’s absolutely perfect—in every way but one… A long-ago barrel-racing accident has left Bethany confined to a wheelchair. In the years since, she has known both betrayal and heartbreak—and vowed never to open her heart to a man again. She has even accepted the possibility that she’ll never be able to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship—or have children of her own. But there’s something about handsome Ryan Kendrick. Something that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle. Something that makes her believe in lifelong, lasting love… From the Paperback edition.

Giving My All to You

Giving My All to You Author Nicole Cifax-Garner
ISBN-10 9781449019174
Year 2009-09
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Successful civil engineer Quinton Barnes, is a man whose occupation demands constant travel, giving him numerous opportunities to meet women. As he travels, he acknowledges, yet ignores being the object of desire of every woman he encounters; every woman except Tiffany, his girlfriend of the past three years. Quinton was understandably devastated after viewing the contemptible evidence that Tiffany has been cheating on him. What he couldn't understand was her motivation. He gave her all the things women demand from the man in their lives; exclusivity, financial support and respect! Everyday, Quinton wrestles with himself over his failure to recognize the telltale signs of a failing relationship with Tiffany. He internally struggles to find the answer to why she would hurt, humiliate and leave him dispirited and...Alone! Thoughts of how he could allow his relationship with Tiffany bind for three years torment him daily! Now, Quinton has to devise a plan to escape Tiffany's emotional chokehold! Can he disregard his constant thoughts of revenge before he does something irrational? Despite his Tiffany-inflicted turmoil, Quinton makes the bravest decision of his life after meeting the very intelligent, equally sexy Jasmine Perry. Although Jasmine is a woman with a shielded heart, Quinton chooses not to ignore his instant, magnetic attraction to her, growing more determined to pursue his quest for real love and happiness, not allowing love to elude him again. Can he pull it off when Jasmine is in just as much pain from continuous, haunting memories from the past as he is? Can he and Jasmine love another past that pain when Tiffany would stop at nothing to regain his affections? Can Quinton get past the anger, hatred and hostility he continually feels for Tiffany to allow his relationship with Jasmine to flourish? He is determined to try.

Stills

Stills Author Samuel John Hazo
ISBN-10 0815605374
Year 1998
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Syracuse University Press
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Originally published in 1989, this novel examines the photography of war.

Supermom Breaks A Nail

Supermom Breaks A Nail Author Kristen Thomas Easley
ISBN-10 9781456819248
Year 2010-11-17
Pages 103
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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What happens when a perfectly content, married woman adds children to her orderly world? Her life is turned into an absurdist comedy. One in which the characters throw tantrums glue their sleeves to their pant legs. Supermom Breaks a Nail is a humorous account of one modern mother trying to navigate her way through the avalanche of child-rearing advice as best she can. Can’t children just get together for a few hours - or must we sacrifice an entire day to a “playdate”? Exactly how many IQ points does childbirth delete? What happened to names like “Sue” and “Bobby”? And what happens if we buy into the whole mythology? Sometimes motherhood is more about trusting your own instincts than subscribing to the actions of others -- and always have a bottle of wine at the ready.

My Life s Treasures

My Life   s Treasures   Author Kathleen Luksza Morrissey
ISBN-10 9781456722050
Year 2011-05-13
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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I used to love writing poetry and short stories back in high school- St. Teresa’s Academy, East St. Louis, IL. Class of 73! And I hadn’t written anything since! I got married right after graduating, started a family, and went to work. And then there were some major changes in my life. After thirty five years of marriage, my wonderful husband Jack was taken from me. He did not survive cancer. I fell in love again, suffered a broken heart (at my age...can you believe it!) lost my niece and friend Patti to cancer, lost my dear friend Laura to a car accident, met a new fella, and then lost my dear son Terry, who died suddenly in a motorcycle accident! Through it all, I’ve found that writing it down has saved my sanity; and sometimes documented my insanity, as you will no doubt observe! Included here are a few poems from my high school days, most much more recent, as well as a few submissions from my son Shaun, my sister Melissa, and my good friend Jim. Hope you feel it, and enjoy!

Live to Tell

Live to Tell Author David Talamantes
ISBN-10 9780595429769
Year 2008-05
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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"David Talamantes reveals, in this powerful and compelling story, the devastation that occurs when personal demons collide with the allure of glamour, sex, and status. This story provides hope to any addict-gay or straight-that it is possible to break the stronghold of an addiction and lead a rich, loving, drug-free life." -Michael Raitt MA, LMHC, Therapist, Seattle, WA (www.michaelraitt.com) In 2002, David Talamantes was in a floundering relationship with his long-time partner and was overwhelmed by the sense that life was passing him by. Longing for happiness, both men agreed to date others, but it was a decision that nearly cost David his life. When David met Seth in an online chat room, he thought he'd met the man of his dreams. Falling madly in love, David's life transformed overnight. Inducted into Seth's bewitching life of circuit parties, club drugs, and sex, he unknowingly stumbled into the web of a nefarious underworld of drug dealers and criminals who held mysterious secrets. In Live to Tell, David reveals his existential battle for his life, trying to evade and uncover an invisible network of esotericism while battling drug addiction and trying to make sense of the enigma that engulfed his world. To survive, he needed to overcome his worst enemy-himself. This story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit in overcoming the gripping addiction of a seemingly enchanting lifestyle.

The Nigger Factory

The Nigger Factory Author Gil Scott-Heron
ISBN-10 9780802193919
Year 2012-12-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Originally published in 1972, Gil Scott-Heron’s striking second novel, The Nigger Factory, is a powerful parable of the way in which human beings are conditioned to think, drawing inspiration from Scott-Heron’s own experiences as a student in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. Earl Thomas, student body president at Sutton University, is in a difficult position: struggling with the fact that even a historically black college could be part of a system that still privileges whites, he’s also threatened by his fellow students, members of radical activist group MJUMBE. Claiming the time has come for revolution, not reform, the leaders of MJUMBE are poised not only to bring Earl down personally, but also to instigate larger scale acts of violence. An electrifying novel, The Nigger Factory is a penetrating examination of the different forms of resistance and the motivations behind them, and a major document of an era of black thought.