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Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too!
by Chelsea Handler

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles</b><br /><br /><b>A SKIMM READS PICK • “This will be one of your favorite books of all time.”—Amy Schumer</b><br /><br />In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s lived in—a bubble within a bubble—and that it’s time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large.<br /><br />At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency—learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active—finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead. <br /><br />Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea Handler’s memoir keeps readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for </b><i><b>Life Will Be the Death of Me</b></i><br /><br />“You thought you knew Chelsea Handler—and she thought she knew herself—but in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.”<b>—Gloria Steinem </b><br /><br /> “I always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.”<b>—Ellen DeGeneres</b><br /><br /> “I love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!”<b>—Tiffany Haddish</b>
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everyt...
by Julie Yip-Williams

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English

Pages

301

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living.</b><br /><b><br />“An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i><b>(Editors’ Choice)</b></b><br /><br /> That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began.<br /><br /> <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i> is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously.<br /><br /> With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i></b><br /><br /> “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”<b>—Kelly Corrigan, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author</b><br /><br />“A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”<b>—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i></b>
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir
by Jayson Greene

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>“A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.”<br /><b> --Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>The Bright Hour</i> and <i>When Breath Becomes Air,</i> a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.</b><br /><br />As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, <i>Once More We Saw Stars</i> quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Un...
by Jennifer Ashton

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p>From the chief medical correspondent of ABC News, an eloquent, heartbreaking, yet hopeful memoir of surviving the suicide of a loved one, examining this dangerous epidemic and offering first-hand knowledge and advice to help family and friends find peace.<br /><br />Jennifer Ashton, M.D., has witnessed firsthand the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When her ex-husband killed himself soon after their divorce, her world—and that of her children—was shattered. Though she held a very public position with one of the world’s largest media companies, she was hesitant to speak about the personal trauma that she and her family experienced following his death. A woman who addresses the public regularly on intimate health topics, she was uncertain of revealing her devastating loss—the most painful thing she’d ever experienced. But with the high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Dr. Ashton recognized the importance of talking about her experience and the power of giving voice to her grief. She shared her story with her <em>Good Morning America</em> family on air—an honest, heartbreaking revelation that provided comfort and solace to others, like her and her family, who have been left behind. </p><p>In <em>Life After Suicide</em>, she opens up completely for the first time, hoping that her experience and words can inspire those faced with the unthinkable to persevere. Part memoir and part comforting guide that incorporates the latest insights from researchers and health professionals, <em>Life After Suicide</em> is both a call to arms against this dangerous, devastating epidemic, and an affecting story of personal grief and loss. In addition, Dr. Ashton includes stories from others who have survived the death of a loved one by their own hand, showing how they survived the unthinkable and demonstrating the vital roles that conversation and community play in recovering from the suicide of a loved one. The end result is a raw and revealing exploration of a subject that’s been taboo for far too long, providing support, information, and comfort for those attempting to make sense of their loss and find a way to heal.  </p>
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><BR><BR>In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>döstädning</i>, <i>dö</i> meaning “death” and <i>städning</i> meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<BR> <BR>Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
Healing Justice: Stories of Wisdom and Love (How to Die Smiling B...
by Jarem Sawatsky

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

August 03, 2018

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<p>"This is one of those books you wish everyone would read and keep and meditate on." <b>—Thomas Moore, NYT bestselling author </b></p><p>"Wise, beautiful and invaluable" <b>—Tara Brach, bestselling author</b> </p><p><b>2018 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER</b></p><h2>Has an unfair past yielded years of endless anguish? Discover ancient traditions that will teach you to live a brighter future. </h2><p>Does your life seem rife with injustice? Have you ever noticed that sometimes seeking out justice only leads to more suffering? Are you searching for a less destructive path to fulfillment? Bestselling author Jarem Sawatsky has travelled the world to find a better way. After spending extensive time studying communities that practice healing justice, he’s ready to share these joyful teachings with you. </p><p><i>Healing Justice: Stories of Wisdom and Love</i> combines research, storytelling, and honest observations to challenge the outdated notion that justice requires trading an eye for an eye. Sawatsky immersed himself in communities in Canada, Scotland, and France that employ little-known practices to transform suffering into wellness. By sharing the teachings of the lotus, the eagle feather, and the Celtic knot, the author lights the path in your journey toward regaining your wholeness. </p><h4>In <i>Healing Justice</i>, you’ll discover: </h4><ul><li>Practical steps to turn pain and suffering into positivity</li><li>The relationships necessary to support holistic inner healing</li><li>The alternatives to violence, vengeance, and shame when seeking justice</li><li>How to incline your life toward a healthier future</li><li>Observations from a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated author, and much, much more! </li></ul><p><i>Healing Justice</i> is an inspirational guide for adapting a painful past into a restorative future. If you like the works of Anne Lamott, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Brené Brown, then you’ll love Jarem Sawatsky’s groundbreaking guide about returning to a life of joy. </p><p><b>Vol. 3 in the award-winning & National bestselling series. More than 35K copies of the series sold and over 500 five-star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.</b></p><h2><u>Buy <i>Healing Justice</i> to begin your journey toward peace today! </u></h2>
All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir
by Erin Lee Carr

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>“A documentary filmmaker and daughter of the late, great <i>New York Times</i> columnist David Carr celebrates and wrestles with her father’s legacy in a raw, redemptive memoir.”<b>—<i>O: The Oprah Magazine </i>(The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out in 2019)</b><br /><b><br />“A breathtaking read . . . a testimony equal parts love and candor. David would have had it no other way.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates, bestselling author of <i>Between the World and Me</i> <br /></b><br /></b> <i>Dad: What will set you apart is not talent but will and a certain kind of humility. A willingness to let the world show you things that you play back as you grow as an artist. Talent is cheap. </i><br /> <i>Me: OK I will ponder these things. I am a Carr.</i><br /> <i>Dad: That should matter quite a bit, actually not the name but the guts of what that name means.</i><br /><br /> A celebrated journalist, bestselling author (<i>The Night of the Gun</i>), and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he suffered a fatal collapse in the newsroom of <i>The New York Times</i> in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr, at age twenty-seven an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence—1,936 items in total—in search of comfort and support.<br /><br /> What started as an exercise in grief quickly grew into an active investigation: Did her father’s writings contain the answers to the question of how to move forward in life and work without her biggest champion by her side? How could she fill the space left behind by a man who had come to embody journalistic integrity, rigor, and hard reporting, whose mentorship meant everything not just to her but to the many who served alongside him?<br /><br /> <i>All That You Leave Behind </i>is a poignant coming-of-age story that offers a raw and honest glimpse into the multilayered relationship<i> </i>between a daughter and a father. Through this lens, Erin comes to understand her own workplace missteps, existential crises, and relationship fails. While daughter and father bond over their mutual addictions and challenges with sobriety, it is their powerful sense of work and family that comes to ultimately define them.<br /><br /> This unique combination of Erin Lee Carr’s earnest prose and her father’s meaningful words offers a compelling read that shows us what it means to be vulnerable and lost, supported and found. It is a window into love, with all of its fierceness and frustrations.<br /><br /><b>“Thank you, Erin, for this beautiful book.  Now I am going to steal all of your father’s remarkable advice and tell my kids I thought of it.”—Judd Apatow</b>
The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lin...
by Nora McInerny

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English

Pages

113

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>From the host of the popular podcast, <i>Terrible, Thanks for Asking</i>, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one—or even a difficult life moment.</b><BR><BR>In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. Her life fell apart.<BR> <BR>What Nora discovered during this dark time is that, when you’re in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But <i>how </i>exactly? How do you find that person again? Welcome to <i>The</i> <i>Hot Young Widows Club</i>, Nora’s response to the toughest questions about life’s biggest struggles.<BR> <BR><i>The Hot Young Widows Club </i>isn’t just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, <i>Terrible, Thanks for Asking</i>, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora also reminds us that it’s still okay to laugh, despite your deep grief. She explores how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best to lend their support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognize that they aren’t alone, and to learn how to get through life’s hardest moments with grace and humor, and even hope.
This is Me: gripping and heartwrenching novel perfect for summer ...
by Shari Low

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

May 02, 2019

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<p><h2>This is... <b>Denise</b>. </h2></p><p>Married to Ray, her first and only love, Denise has never for one moment regretted putting the husband she idolised on a pedestal above everyone and everything else. But, after forty years of marriage, he is gone, leaving Denise to discover that their perfect marriage was fatally flawed. Now she faces a future alone, but first she must face the betrayals of the past. </p><p><h2>This is... <b>Claire</b>. </h2></p><p>The estranged daughter of Denise, the woman who put her husband before her children, Claire took the opposite path and devoted her life to raising her her family, sacrificing her marriage along the way. With her teenage sons about to flee the nest, she realises she may have left it too late to find her own happy ever after. </p><p><b>This is</b> the story of two women, both alone, both cautionary tales of one of motherhood's biggest decisions. </p><p><b>Who is more important, your partner or your children? And what happens if you make the wrong choice? </b></p>
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 1995

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Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.

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