Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Release: 2010-09-07
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781401396206
Language: en
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In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Release: 2011-01-20
Editor: Random House
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781446440568
Language: en
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____________________________________ Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic; another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Release: 2010-09-07
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781401396206
Language: en
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In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Breaking Point

Breaking Point
Author: John P. Geyman,John Geyman, M.D.
Release: 2011
Editor: John Geyman, M.D.
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780983773405
Language: en
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Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put necessary care increasingly beyond the reach of ordinary Americans. Primary health care, the fundamental foundation of all high-performing health care systems in the world, is a critical but ignored casualty of the current system. Unfortunately, primary care is often poorly understood, even within the health professions. This book describes what has become a crisis in primary care, defines its central role, analyzes the reasons for its decline, and assesses its impacts on patients and families. A constructive approach is presented to rebuild and transform U.S. primary care with the urgent goal to address the nation's problems of access, cost, quality and equity of health care for all Americans.

She Got Up Off the Couch

She Got Up Off the Couch
Author: Haven Kimmel
Release: 2007-02-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780743285001
Language: en
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A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

So You Think You re Smart

So You Think You re Smart
Author: Pasqual J. Battaglia,Pat Battaglia
Release: 2002-02
Editor: International Puzzle Feature
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0970825315
Language: en
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So You Think You're Smart is an eclectic collection of word games, riddles and logic puzzles to tantalize, tease and boggle the brains of readers of all ages and educational levels. The brain teasers are about ordinary words and things that everybody knows about so only common sense and a bit of resourcefulness are needed to solve them. The book is in its 17th printing and has appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Breaking Normal

Breaking Normal
Author: Daniel Eisenman
Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0999056417
Language: en
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Over the past decade of creating epic personal development retreats, Daniel Eisenman has traveled around the world experiencing beautiful, exotic settings and amazing people. His one big observation is that so many people keep the lid on their growth and opportunities to thrive. This is a self-imposed limitation ... nobody tells us to do this! Daniel blows the lid off and gives you a retreat experience in a book. What's inside Breaking Normal: ReWild Your Inner Child and Set the Truth Free?*You'll get to feel what it means to be raw and vulnerable, excited and glowing with a sacred knowledge about your future. *You'll learn to communicate with others in a way that cuts through the limitations we used to let entangle us. *You'll have tools and insight for building your own tribe, be it your family or community or the world at large.

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel
Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0374534756
Language: en
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's seminal work.

Designing Your Life Plan

Designing Your Life Plan
Author: Luz N. Canino-Baker
Release: 2013-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1939418461
Language: en
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When you step back and look at your life, do you see an ever-widening gulf between where you are and where you want to be? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like your dreams are slowly slipping away? No matter where you are on your path, Designing Your Life Plan will jolt you out of the routines and ruts of your day to day, spurring you on to set a clear plan for your future-one that will take you places you never thought you could go. Luz Canino-Baker, your encouraging but firm guide on this journey, shows you how to build and carry out a Life Plan, offering pieces of her own history and the stories of others along the way. Each chapter ends with a practical workbook-style exercise designed to take you tangible steps closer to your goals. Forged during Canino-Baker's years as an executive and life coach, the lessons and exercises in this book will energize you, excite you, and set you on the path to the bright future you may have feared could never be realized.

The Ylem

The Ylem
Author: Tatiana Vila
Release: 2011-05-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 412
ISBN: 1461012430
Language: en
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An ancient book, a seventeen-year-old girl and an exotic boy from a supernatural world hold the key to freedom for a long-oppressed race, but that freedom could come at the cost of the human world.Seventeen-year-old Kalista is suffering from a broken heart, so when her playwright father proposes they move their lives from New York to New Mexico because he is in need of inspiration Kalista is 100% on-board with him. New Mexico proves to be the perfect balm for her wounds and she is just starting to feel some of her old spunk when Tristan Winfield comes into her life and pulls all of her barriers down. Kalista is captivated by Tristan's unusual silver eyes and feels an inexplicable connection to him, which begins to manifest itself in her dreams with bizarre images of a waterfall and an orb.While searching for an explanation for her troubling dreams, Kalista discovers an ancient book which holds the secrets of a supernatural race of creatures. But when Killings hit town, she realizes her finding has come at a high price. She's in the middle of a power struggle now, and a secret seems to be wrapped within the pages of that book. A secret she's part of...

The Jerk Next Door

The Jerk Next Door
Author: Komal Kant
Release: 2016-12-27
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 354
ISBN: 1541396243
Language: en
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Single, lacking cooking skills, and too awkward to function, Isla Matthews is content to spend her nights alone, and her days struggling to keep her cute little flower shop afloat. That is until a super-hot, Australian man shows up naked in her front yard-- her new neighbor, Leo Wayland. An irritating, free spirit with no boundaries, Leo eats her food, uses her hot water, and, worst of all, saunters around shirtless, causing her to have all kinds of inappropriate thoughts about him. But as much as Leo rubs her the wrong way, Isla can't deny that he is filling up her lonely nights with his annoying smirks, making her laugh again, and daring her to change, one day at a time. Maybe, just maybe, Leo Wayland is exactly the smoldering intervention Isla needs to get her life back on track.

Dry Heat

Dry Heat
Author: Steven Eggleton
Release: 2012-05-30
Editor: Elhuevopublishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0615624340
Language: en
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Dry Heat is the debut novel by indie author Steven Eggleton. A dirty, angry, and often painfully funny read, Dry Heat explores the angst and confusion people in their early twenties frequently feel. Written in Eggleton's skeptical, sardonic, and bluntly frank narrative voice, the book chronicles a little over a year in the life of Vincente Vasquez, a disillusioned grocery-store clerk living in Tucson, Arizona. Chiefly concerned with escaping the drudgery of work, social equality, and the pursuit of sex; Dry Heat is a visceral and raw novel that's sure to leave an impression.

Daydreams and Night Visions

Daydreams and Night Visions
Author: Charles Duane Henley,Lisa Hainline,Craftingstones. com
Release: 2011-12-28
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1466482680
Language: en
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Through poetry and story, Daydreams and Night Visions moves us through Charles Henley's transformational journey from a boy hopelessly addicted to drugs, alcohol, and the strife that accompanies addiction, to a man full of hope, love, and joy. In this book of rhymes and wisdom, we get a glimpse of an emotional state of mind we might not otherwise understand. We get a first-hand view of the conversion from and remorse for a life of sin to the daydreams and night visions that Henley experienced during and after his conversion. These visions made him acutely aware of the struggle between good and evil as demonic forces battled for the possession of his soul. This awareness helped him not only prepare for the battle but claim victory over it. This poetic look at a life of a sinner once saved is a look at faith and hope at the end of the road of despair. It's not only written for those who suffer from similar addictions, it's also written to give hope and advice to friends and relatives who feel helpless as they watch their loved ones losing the battle for their souls—if only for a season.

Max Opposite

Max Opposite
Author: Meldon J. Wright
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 310
ISBN: 1475066058
Language: en
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Max OppositeWhat do you do when you can't control what you do,When your brain behaves in mysterious ways,When you're only 13,And discover your life is a lie?What do you do,When your search for the truth,Plunges you into a nightmare?“Max has it all: action, adventure, international settings, a touch of romance and a sci-fi tilt. Great read for all ages.” – A. H. (Auckland, New Zealand)“Rachel, do you dream?”“Of course I do. Everyone does.”“Do you always have the same dream?”“Ah, no, that'd be pretty weird.”“I thought so.”“So what's this about, Max?”“I have the same dream every single night. Always have, for as long as I can remember.”“That's definitely not normal. Even recurring dreams don't stay forever.”"Fast moving with a clever plot. Max kept me completely involved. Thoroughly enjoyable…waiting for the next episode." – J. G. (Sydney, Australia)“Max makes Harry Potter look wimpy! Great characters and an absolutely fantastic story.” – P. L. (South Carolina, U.S.A.)Max OppositeEvery morning, thirteen year old Max wakes from the same dream, scans his bedroom and waits for his memories to return. Every morning, when they do, he takes a deep breath and prepares for another day of humiliating events: Nicknamed 'Opposite' at school, Max is known for bizarre and inexplicable behaviour. Tired of being the fool, Max begins to question his purpose in life. What is wrong with him? Why does his mother keep secrets from him? Where does she secretly go at night?With the help of Rachel, his only friend, Max sets out to find the answers, and is quickly drawn into a world of danger far beyond any of the problems faced at school. Soon he and Rachel find themselves at odds with one of the most ruthless and wealthy criminal masterminds the world has ever known.In an international battle for survival, Max is forced to face the truth about himself, and soon realises that it's not easy being thirteen and discovering that your whole life has been a lie. It's not easy being Max Opposite.

Tropiline Bajan Design

Tropiline Bajan Design
Author: Don J.b. Blackman
Release: 2014-01-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1494950758
Language: en
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This black and white (B&W) Edition of Tropiline Bajan Design (USA Design Patent Des 328198 S) was designed to be of special value to students, artists, and academics. It is about the best modern product design ever to come out of an emerging market and is a major advance in international modern art with cultural, personal, and regional influences all synthesized to produce a masterpiece. It is a single line drawn in space as the essence of the design, like Malevich's rotated linear squares, Saarinen's St. Louis Arch, and Brancusi's Bird in Space!“Even less is even more” permeates the philosophy, which is an amazing chronology of the creative process, the struggles of innovative artists, perseverance and determination (as the design moves around the world from Barbados, to Denmark, to China); with a challenge to all emerging markets (and communities) to move forward modern progressive principles in an age of increasing globalization and international cooperation. The B&W version has a chiaroscuro that is very powerful allowing the brilliant modern forms throughout the book to emerge purely.

A Complicated Legacy

A Complicated Legacy
Author: Robert H. Stucky
Release: 2014-05-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 762
ISBN: 0692218602
Language: en
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If movies and books like Belle, Twelve Years a Slave, The Butler, The Help, A Time to Kill, and Amistad have moved you, you'll love A Complicated Legacy, a novel by Baltimore writer Robert H. Stucky based on the true story of Elijah Willis, a white South Carolina planter, and Amy- the love of his life, the mother of his children, and his slave. Taking place in the decade leading up to the Civil War, it is written with a cinematic eye for atmosphere and setting, a linguist's ear for dialogue, and a historian's grasp of the powerful social forces and momentous events of the time. It is a riveting tale of personal transformation in facing the tide of sweeping social change. Elijah Willis fought family opposition, public opinion, and the law to free his family of choice and leave them his entire inheritance. In so doing, his and Amy's story becomes a microcosm of the human struggles that made the Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery both necessary and inevitable. Set in rural South Carolina, Baltimore, and Cincinnati, this vivid saga weaves history and humanity in a compelling testimony to the power of relationships to shape our destinies, even a century and a half later.

Song of the Wings Coloring Book

Song of the Wings Coloring Book
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1532748329
Language: en
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Orb

Orb
Author: Gary Tarulli
Release: 2011-11
Editor: Gary Tarulli
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0615563430
Language: en
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Three months outbound from Earth and the starship Desio approaches its planetary destination, her crew eager to commence a mission of scientific discovery. Kyle Lorenzo, however, has a personal reason for being on board--an inner conflict that will ultimately propel him to explore not only of the furthest reaches of an enigmatic ocean world but the nebulous recesses of his inner psyche. During the long and isolating interstellar journey a physical relationship develops between Kyle and the ship's physician, Kelly Takara. That part is easy. Understanding the reasons for avoiding the emotional commitment desired by Kelly is harder. So, too, is trying to penetrate the mind of Larry Melhaus, the mission's brilliant and reclusive physicist - a failure to communicate made exponentially more troublesome when the scientist's disturbing behavior begins to threaten the crew. While Kyle struggles to comprehend himself and Melhaus, the ship's crew, led by their strong-willed commander, Bruce Thompson, attempt to fathom a planet where none of the precepts of science seem to apply. A world where every preconceived notion of what constitutes life must be re-examined and challenged. Two journeys: One inward, one outward. Culminating at the same destination.

Living Beyond the Waves

Living Beyond the Waves
Author: Jamieson Wolf
Release: 2017-01-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1928101097
Language: en
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Living Beyond the Waves is a poetry collection unlike any other It contains poems that are part memoir and part journey towards acceptance. They are Wolf's attempt to find a life beyond disease or disability. The poems contained within deal with Wolf accepting all part of himself, even those he has no control over. They are a testament to the strength of the human spirit. The poems show us that whatever life throws at us, with courage anything is possible. With unflinching honesty, Wolf talks about disease, sexuality, physical disability and the healing power of love.

Humble Journey

Humble Journey
Author: Swin Cash
Release: 2013-03-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0988956101
Language: en
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We've all gotten bad news. A job lost, failing health, loss of a loved one. How would you handle a devastating call you never wanted to receive? Olympian and WNBA star Swin Cash knows what it feels like because she's been there too. She's gotten "the call." Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold traces her road from the fateful call in 2008, when she failed to make the U.S. Olympic team a second time, to the call in 2012. Join her on this eventful journey through her professional and personal life and discover why the lessons she learned are more precious than the medal she earned.