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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are s...
by Rachel Hollis

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>#1 <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: <em>that’s a lie</em>.</strong></p><p>As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.</p><p>With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.</p><p>With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, <em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em> shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.</p>
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcomi...
by Kerri Rawson

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<p><strong>What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? </strong></p><p> </p><p>In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichitacelebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare.</p><p> </p><p>For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie.</p><p>Written with candor and extraordinary courage, <em>A Serial Killer’s Daughter</em> is an unflinching exploration of life with one of America’s most infamous killers and an astonishing tale of personal and spiritual transformation. For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, and anger, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable.</p><p>“No easy answers here. No platitudes. Only raw honesty, written with the gracious authority of one who has glimpsed hell. Kerri Rawson shares her earned wisdom and a hope that has been bought with tears and nightmares. This book is a gritty must-read in the library of hope.”</p><p>—Paul J. Pastor, author of <em>The Face of the Deep</em> and <em>The Listening Day</em></p>
In Pieces
by Sally Field

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<div><b>In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.</b></div> <br /><div><div>One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From <i>Gidget</i>'s sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of <i>Sybil</i> to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of <i>Norma Rae </i>and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.</div><div><br /></div><div><div>With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, <i>In Pieces</i> is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century. </div></div></div><div><br /></div>
Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption
by Vanessa McGrady

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English

Pages

185

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p><b>From a story first told in the popular <i>New York Times</i> parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes more than a new daughter into her home.</b></p><p>After two years of waiting to adopt—slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair—a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady. Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true. Then Vanessa made a highly uncommon gesture: when Grace’s biological parents became homeless, Vanessa invited them to stay.</p><p>Without a blueprint for navigating the practical basics of an open adoption or any discussion of expectations or boundaries, the unusual living arrangement became a bottomless well of conflicting emotions and increasingly difficult decisions complicated by missed opportunities, regret, social chaos, and broken hearts.</p><p>Written with wit, candor, and compassion, <i>Rock Needs River</i> is, ultimately, Vanessa’s love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection and the heroine’s journey to find her tribe.</p>
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life
by Anna Quindlen

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

April 24, 2012

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<p><b>“[Quindlen] serves up generous portions of her wise, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable take on life. . . . What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses, Quindlen achieves on the home front.”—NPR</b><br />  <br /><b>Includes an exclusive conversation between Meryl Streep and Anna Quindlen!</b><br /><br /> In this irresistible memoir, Anna Quindlen writes about a woman’s life, from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, using the events of her life to illuminate ours. Considering—and celebrating—everything from marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, parenting, faith, loss, to all the stuff in our closets, and more, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. As she did in her beloved <i>New York Times </i>columns, and in <i>A Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>, Quindlen uses her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages. Quindlen talks about<br />  <br /> <b>Marriage: </b>“A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn’t believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation.”<br />  <br /> <b>Girlfriends:</b> “Ask any woman how she makes it through the day, and she may mention her calendar, her to-do lists, her babysitter. But if you push her on how she really makes it through her day, she will mention her girlfriends. ”<br />  <br /> <b>Our bodies:</b> “I’ve finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come.”<br />  <br /> <b>Parenting</b>: “Being a parent is not transactional. We do not get what we give. It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: We are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us.”<br />  <br /> Candid, funny, and moving, <i>Lots</i> <i>of Candles, Plenty of Cake</i> is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen’s status as America’s laureate of real life.<br />  <br /> <b>“Classic Quindlen, at times witty, at times wise, and always of her time.”<i>—The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> <b>“[A] pithy, get-real memoir.”—<i>Booklist</i> </b></p>
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture You...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 04, 2011

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br /> In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling <i>Mindsight</i>, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.             <br />  <br /> Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i> shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.<br /> <b> </b><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by , Rachel Carlton Abrams

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<DIV><B>Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians.</B><BR />  <BR /> Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams.<BR />  <BR /> Interactive activities and prompts provide motivation to stay open, stay curious, and, most of all, stay talking to each other. And the range—from the four skills you need for intimate conversation (including Put Into Words What You Are Feeling) to tips on being honest about your needs, while also validating your partner’s own emotions—will resonate, whether you’re newly together or a longtime couple looking to fortify your bond. You will discover (or rediscover) your partner like never before—and be able to realize your hopes and dreams for the love you desire and deserve.<BR />  </DIV>
Spilled Milk: Based On A True Story
by K.L Randis

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

December 04, 2013

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<b>"Randis later would testify at a criminal trial against her father, who was sentenced to prison for his crimes. He was sentenced to up to 16 years in 2004. Her painful — and ultimately triumphant — story is recounted in Randis' first novel, "Spilled Milk." </b> - <i>Brown, Stacy. Interview with the Pocono Record Newspaper</i><br /><br /><b> "Spilled Milk is a story about resilience. The strength of the human mind and will power to live a better life." </b> - <i>The Weekly Sparkle</i><br /><br /><b>"Beautifully written, hauntingly real, Spilled Milk is a must read for any young adult today."</b> - <i>F.P Lione, Author</i><br /><br />Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. <br /><br />When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her father’s secret, it’s a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she’s been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home.<br /> <br />When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved.<br /><br />Spilled Milk is a novel of shocking narrative, triumph and resiliency.<br /><br /><br />Check out bestselling author K.L. Randis's much-anticipated PILLBILLIES series, now on sale, an intoxicating ride into the world of addiction and those who sustain it.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About ...
by Robin J. DiAngelo

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.</b> <br /><br />In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in...
by Lisa Damour

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<b>An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college, from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Untangled</i></b><br /><br /><b>“An invaluable read for anyone who has girls, works with girls, or cares about girls—for everyone!”—Claire Shipman, author of <i>The Confidence Code </i>and <i>The Confidence Code for Girls</i></b><br /><br /> Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55 percent from 2009 to 2014, while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with girls, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., has witnessed this rising tide of stress and anxiety in her own research, in private practice, and in the all-girls’ school where she consults. She knew this had to be the topic of her new book.<br /><br /> In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book,<i> Untangled</i>, Damour starts by addressing the facts about psychological pressure. She explains the surprising and underappreciated <i>value </i>of stress and anxiety: that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones, and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe. When we emphasize the <i>benefits</i> of stress and anxiety, we can help our daughters take them in stride.<br /><br /> But no parents want their daughter to suffer from emotional overload, so Damour then turns to the many facets of girls’ lives where tension takes hold: their interactions at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among other girls and among boys, and their lives online. As readers move through the layers of girls’ lives, they’ll learn about the critical steps that adults can take to shield their daughters from the toxic pressures to which our culture—including we, as parents—subjects girls.<br /><br /> Readers who know Damour from <i>Untangled</i> or the <i>New York Times,</i> or from her regular appearances on <i>CBS News,</i> will be drawn to this important new contribution to understanding and supporting today’s girls.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Under Pressure</i></b><br /><br /> “Truly a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors wanting to help girls along the path to adulthood.”<b>—Julie Lythcott-Haims, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>How to Raise an Adult</i> </b>

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