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The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle
by Joanne Huist Smith

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 28, 2014

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<b>For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes <i>The 13th Gift</i>, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.<br /><br /></b>After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.
Messages from Above: What Your Loved Ones in Heaven Want You to K...
by Monica the Medium

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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Infused with Monica’s signature blend of empathy, authenticity, and light-hearted humor, <i>Messages from Above</i> will make you laugh as much as you cry. It’s for anyone who’s ever struggled with unresolved questions and feelings such as guilt or disbelief after losing a loved one. It’s for people who’ve wondered: <i>What happens when we die? Do dogs go to Heaven? What are soul contracts? Can the dead watch us have sex?</i> <BR><BR><B>Monica Ten-Kate</B>, star of Freeform’s <i>Monica the Medium</i>, answers your burning questions while sharing Spirit’s most profound insights to help you heal in the midst of grief. Different types of loss are addressed, including: the death of a child, tragic accidents, terminal illness, suicide, overdose, miscarriage, and more. <BR><BR>Additionally, Monica weaves in uplifting channeled messages, jaw-dropping stories of past readings, and candid anecdotes of what life’s like as a twenty-five-year-old medium. <BR><BR>You’ll feel more connected to your departed family, friends, and pets. You’ll learn how to spot the signs they send from the Other Side. More than anything, you’ll be able to move forward with peace, comfort, and clarity knowing that <i>love never dies.</i>
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and ...
by Studs Terkel

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<b>The renowned oral historian interviews ordinary people about facing mortality: “It’s the unguarded voices he presents that stay with you.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><br />  <br /> In this book, the Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Studs Terkel, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Working</i>, turns to the ultimate human experience: death. Here a wide range of people address the unknowable culmination of our lives, the possibilities of an afterlife, and their impact on the way we live, with memorable grace and poignancy. Included in this remarkable treasury are Terkel’s interviews with such famed figures as Kurt Vonnegut and Ira Glass as well as with ordinary people, from policemen and firefighters to emergency health workers and nurses, who confront death in their everyday lives.<br />  <br /> Whether a Hiroshima survivor, a death-row parolee, or a woman who emerged from a two-year coma, these interviewees offer tremendous eloquence as they deal with a topic many are reluctant to discuss openly and freely. Only Terkel, whom Cornel West called “an American treasure,” could have elicited such honesty from people reflecting on the lives they have led and what lies before them still.<br />  <br /> “Extraordinary . . . a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness.” —<i>The Seattle Times</i>
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

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<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i> is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief
by David Kessler

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic <i>On Grief and Grieving</i>—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.</b><br /><br />In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book <i>On Death and Dying. </i>Decades later, she and David Kessler wrote the classic <i>On Grief and Grieving</i>, introducing the stages of grief with the same transformative pragmatism and compassion. Now, based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom earned through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage.<br /> <br /> Many people look for “closure” after a loss. Kessler argues that it’s finding meaning beyond the stages of grief most of us are familiar with—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience.<br /> <br /> In this book, Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; he shows us how to move forward in a way that honors our loved ones. Kessler’s insight is both professional and intensely personal. His journey with grief began when, as a child, he witnessed a mass shooting at the same time his mother was dying. For most of his life, Kessler taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those experiencing grief. Despite his knowledge, his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son.<br /> <br />How does the grief expert handle such a tragic loss? He knew he had to find a way through this unexpected, devastating loss, a way that would honor his son. That, ultimately, was the sixth state of grief—meaning. In <i>Finding Meaning</i>, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss.<br /> <br /> <i>Finding Meaning </i>is a necessary addition to grief literature and a vital guide to healing from tremendous loss. This is an inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone looking to journey away from suffering, through loss, and towards meaning.
Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary: Now ...
by , Marcus Lewis

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 04, 2013

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<p>Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin.</p><p>Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again.</p><p>This has been Alex's reality: a world where memories are just the stories people tell you, where fact and fiction are impossible to distinguish. With dogged courage he has spent years hunting for the truth about his hidden past and his remarkable family. His quest to understand his true identity has revealed shocking betrayals and a secret tragedy, extraordinary triumph over crippling adversity and, above all, redemption founded on brotherly love.</p><p>Marcus his twin brother has sometimes been a reluctant companion on this journey, but for him too it has led to staggering revelations and ultimately the shedding of impossible burdens. </p><p>Their story spans continents and eras, from 1950s debutantes and high society in the Home Counties to a remote island in the Pacific and 90s raves. Disturbing, funny, heart-breaking and affirming, Alex and Marcus's determination to rebuild their lives makes us look afresh at how we choose to tell our stories.</p>
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyda...
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

February 06, 2010

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<strong>The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live.</strong><br /><br />When <em>Wherever You Go, There You Are</em> was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
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>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>
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</b><br />  <br /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <i>there is nothing wrong with grief.</i> “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”<br />  <br /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<br />  <br /> In <i>It’s OK That You’re Not OK, </i>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:<br />  <br /> • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<br /> • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<br /> • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain<br /> • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<br />  <br /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<br />  <br /><i>It’s OK That You’re Not OK</i> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.
Mortuary Confidential:
by , Kenneth McKenzie

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 15, 2010

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<i>When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out.</i> <i>And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.</i><br /> <br />From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell—and a special way of telling them.<br /> <br />In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death’s door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape.<br /> <br />Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked—in a wine bottle. And then meet their families—the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck.<br /> <br />If there’s one thing undertakers know, it’s that death drives people crazy. These are the best “bodies of work” from America’s darkest profession.<br /> <br /><b>“Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book.”</b><br />—<b>Jonathan Maberry</b>

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