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High Achiever: The Shocking True Story of One Addict's Double Lif...
by Tiffany D. Jenkins

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English

Pages

429

Publication Date

November 23, 2017

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I wasn’t always a terrible person, in fact, there was a point when I was captain of my high school cheerleading squad, and student body president. So when word got out that I was currently withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in my town were shocked—to say the least. Not because of the 27 felonies I’d acquired, or the nature of my crimes, but mainly because my boyfriend was a Sheriff Deputy, and his friends – our friends – were the ones who’d arrested me.<br />I spent 120 days in a jail where every officer knew what I had done to their ‘brother in blue’, and despised me for it. After a few suicide attempts, cavity searches, pillow fights and lesbian love affairs, I made my way to a residential treatment center. It was there that I recounted the harrowing events leading up to my arrest, and eventually began the process of recovering from a life of addiction. Leaving rehab wasn't the end of my story, instead it was the beginning of a chapter more beautiful and surprising than I could have imagined.<br />Whether you are currently sitting in jail feeling lost, in a rehabilitation center seeking hope, or struggling to understand a loved one who is suffering from addiction, "High Achiever" reads like fiction, and will give you a shocking, honest, and at times humorous look inside the mind of a drug addict.
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
by Nicole Chung

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>Named a Best Book of Fall by <i>The Washington Post</i>, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, <i>TIME</i>, <i>Elle</i>, and more<br /><br /></b> "This book moved me to my very core. . . . [<i>All You Can Ever Know</i>] should be required reading for anyone who has ever had, wanted, or found a family―which is to say, everyone.” <b>―Celeste Ng, author of <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i><br /><br /></b><br /><br /> What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them? <br /><br /> Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth. <br /><br /> With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. <i>All You Can Ever Know</i> is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
by David Sheff

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 06, 2009

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<DIV>#1 New York Times bestseller<BR />  <BR /> With a new afterword<BR /><BR /><B>Now a Major Motion Picture</B><BR /> Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan<BR /><BR />  “A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts.” — Anne Lamott<BR /><BR /> “‘When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others.’ That’s ultimately what <I>Beautiful Boy</I> is about: truth and healing.” — Mary Pipher, author of <I>Reviving Ophelia</I><BR />  <BR /> What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls—is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.<BR />  <BR /> “Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights . . . An eye-opening memoir.” — <I>Washington Post</I></DIV>
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

December 10, 2008

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<b>Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Kitchen Confidential</i>.</b><br /><br />Bourdain spares no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the east village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable.<br /><br />Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.
Rabbit: A Memoir
by , Jeannine Amber

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English

Pages

243

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<p><strong>Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work</strong></p><p><strong>"An absolute must-read"</strong> <strong>– Shondaland</strong></p><p><strong>“[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – <em>New York Times</em> </strong></p><p>They called her Rabbit.</p><p>Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat watched as her mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At twelve, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior. By thirteen, she was pregnant. By fifteen, Pat was a mother of two. </p><p>Alone at sixteen, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive. <em>Rabbit </em>is an unflinching memoir of cinematic scope and unexpected humor. With wisdom and humor, Pat gives us a rare glimpse of what it’s really like to be a black mom in America.</p>
Wild (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition): From Lost to Found ...
by Cheryl Strayed

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

June 01, 2012

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<b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, <i>Wild</i> powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.<br /><br />Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection: This special eBook edition of Cheryl Strayed’s national best seller, <i>Wild</i>, features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. <br /><br /><b>One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, <i>The Boston Globe</i>, <i>Entertainment Weekly,</i> <i>Vogue, <i>St. Louis Dispatch </i></i></b>
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

April 15, 2009

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.<br />  <br /> Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.<br />  <br /> Poetic and powerful, <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“<i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
by Adam Kay

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

September 07, 2017

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<p><b>‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry</b></p><p><b><i>The Sunday Times </i>Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year</b></p><p>Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.</p><p>Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's <i>This is Going to Hurt</i> provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.</p><p><b>As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club.</b></p><p><b>This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.</b></p>
Beautiful Bodies
by Kimberly Rae Miller

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b> From the bestselling and beloved author of <i>Coming Clean</i>, a brave and witty examination of how and why we try to control our bodies with food.</b></p><p>Like most people, Kimberly Rae Miller does not have the perfect body, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying. And trying. And trying some more. She’s been at it since she was four years old, when <i>Sesame Street</i> inspired her to go on her first diet. Postcollege, after a brief stint as a diet-pill model, she became a health-and-fitness writer and editor working on celebrities’ bestselling bios—sugarcoating the trials and tribulations celebs endure to stay thin. Needless to say, Kim has spent her life in pursuit of the ideal body. </p><p>But what <i>is</i> the ideal body? Knowing she’s far from alone in this struggle, Kim sets out to find the objective definition of this seemingly unattainable level of perfection. While on a fascinating and hilarious journey through time that takes her from obese Paleolithic cavewomen, to the bland menus that Drs. Graham and Kellogg prescribed to promote good morals in addition to good health, to the binge-drinking-prone regimen that caused William the Conqueror’s body to explode at his own funeral, Kim ends up discovering a lot about her relationship with her own body.</p><p>Warm, funny, and brutally honest, <i>Beautiful Bodies</i> is a blend of memoir and social history that will speak to anyone who’s ever been caught in a power struggle with his or her own body…in other words, just about everyone.</p>
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lo...
by Lysa TerKeurst

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

August 09, 2016

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<p>The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.</p><p>In <em>Uninvited</em>, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over. </p><p>With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers:</p><ul><li>Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.</li><li>Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.</li><li>Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.</li><li>Stop feeling left out and start believing that "set apart" does not mean "set aside."</li><li>End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.</li></ul>

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