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Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years
by Cathy Guisewite

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>From the creator of the iconic "Cathy" comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls "the panini generation."</b><br /><br />As the creator of "Cathy," Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle. <br /><br />With her uniquely wry and funny admissions and insights, Guisewite unearths the humor and horror of everything from the mundane (trying to introduce her parents to TiVo and facing four decades' worth of unorganized photos) to the profound (finding a purpose post-retirement, helping parents downsize their lives, and declaring freedrom from all those things that hold us back). No longer confined to the limits of four comic panels, Guisewite holds out her hand in prose form and becomes a reassuring companion for those on the threshold of "what happens next." Heartfelt and humane and always cathartic, <i>Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault </i>is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and anyone who is caught somewhere in between.
The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lin...
by Nora McInerny

Language

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.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life
by Roger Rosenblatt

Language

English

Pages

164

Publication Date

November 01, 2001

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<DIV><B>Rule #1: It doesn’t matter. One of <I>USA Today</I>’s Best Self-Help Books of the Year: “Hilarious.” —<I>People</I></B><BR /><BR /> Prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on some of the most important trends and events of our time in insightful columns in <I>Time </I>and discerning commentaries on <I>PBS</I><I>Newshour</I> with Jim Lehrer. But at the dawn of a new millennium, Roger found himself facing an issue that he couldn’t talk his way out of: getting old.<BR />  <BR /> Luckily, aging couldn’t dull his wit, and he turned his sharp pen to creating a survival manual for the twilight of life. These fifty-four brilliant, funny, and indispensable rules range from how to handle a bad hair day (or a no hair day) to knowing the difference between humor and comedy to learning that, in the end, none of these little worries really matter. Practical, wise, and funny, <I>Rules for Aging</I> offers not only a new mantra for an older generation but “a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders” (<I>Newsday</I>).</DIV>
Brought To Our Senses: A Family Saga Novel
by Kathleen H. Wheeler

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<div><b>Kindle Book Awards fiction winner. </b><b>Dementia is a family affair with the power to harm and heal</b> in this intimate medical drama that reads like a cross between <i>Still Alice</i> by Lisa Genova and <i>The Glass Castle</i> by Jeannette Walls.</div><br />"A profound analysis of complicated family dynamics ... gripping" (<i>Kirkus Reviews).</i><br /><br />Favorite daughter Elizabeth Miller wants to do the right thing when faced with a family crisis. Her beloved mother Janice receives a deadly Alzheimer's diagnosis, and her troubled siblings tailspin toward their last resort with disastrous fallout.<br /><br />Elizabeth soon exposes her mother's long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family's problems. With the parents and siblings she thought she knew turned upside down, she struggles to find her way back home through the heartland of elder care in this realistic and poignant family portrait as memorable as <i>The Notebook</i> by Nicholas Sparks and as touching as <i>The Things We Keep</i> by Sally Hepworth.<br /><br /><b>Will Elizabeth and her family survive a heartbreaking past and their mother's tragic fate?</b><br /><br />Exploring the importance of family and healing power of forgiveness, <i>Brought to Our Senses </i>is the critically acclaimed winner of six literary awards for fiction: 2018 Kindle Book Awards semi-finalist winner, Writer's Digest Book Awards, IAN Book of the Year Awards, Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards.<br /><br />Literature & Fiction Categories: Medical Fiction, Alzheimer's Disease, Family Life, Family Sagas, Domestic Life, Mothers and Children, Sisters, Eldercare, Divorce, Siblings, Aging Parents, Family Relationships, Contemporary Women, United States/American. <div></div>
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2006

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<p><b>The ultimate funny Mother's Day gift.</b><br /><br />With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i>, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.</p><p>Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i> is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.</p>
When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers ...
by Angel Smits

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. <i>When Reasoning No Longer Works</i> is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.<br /><br />Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.<br />Bulleted lists clearly explain:<br /><br />• How to avoid a catastrophic reaction<br />• Specific approaches for aggressive behavior<br />• How to deal with disruptive behaviors<br />• Ways to diminish wandering<br />• What to do when a wanderer is missing<br />• When to look for outside help<br /><br />You’ll also follow the story of Lou and Rose, a couple who share their lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they find the answers to questions caregivers and victims are sometimes afraid to ask.<br /><br />(with foreword by Dr. Randall J. Bjork)<br /><br />"Sixteen years ago, my father, Charles, died as the result of AD. For many years to come, I knew that I had failed him. I wish I knew then what I read about now in When Reasoning No Longer Works. The stress of living with an Alzheimer’s patient in the family can be heart-wrenching, but this book provides hope and help.” — Jeanie M, daughter and caregiver
Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Res...
by Bob Olson

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

April 21, 2014

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<b>Discover The Comfort, Joy & Inner Peace That Answers About The Afterlife Can Provide</b><br /><br /> Unlock the mysteries of life after death and explore the enlightening discoveries of a private investigator’s 15-year investigation. This book is a comprehensive resource answering 150 of the most crucial questions about what happens when we die.<br /> Now you can delve into the life-changing insights we learn from near-death experiences, after-death communications, spirit contact through mediums, past lives, past-life memories, past-life & life-between-lives regressions, out-of-body experiences, soul pre-birth planning, deathbed visions, dream visitations, shared-death experiences, and so much more.<br /> Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, curious about what happens when we die, or pondering your own mortality, this book will leave you feeling less fear about death, inspired to live a more loving and purposeful life, and comforted by new thoughts about your loved ones in the afterlife.
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
by Fredrik Backman

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b>A little book with a big heart!</b><BR> <BR>“I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice<BR><BR>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>A Man Called Ove</i>,<i> My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,</i> and <i>Britt-Marie Was Here</i> comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.<BR> <BR>With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
by Bob Buford

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 08, 2011

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<p><strong>Updated and expanded for a new generation of leaders, Bob Buford’s bestseller shows you how to make the second half of life more rewarding than the first.</strong></p><p>Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to <em>do</em> with the rest of your life.</p><p>In <em>Halftime</em>, Buford focuses on this important time of transition—the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It’s halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding. As Buford explains, “My passion is to multiply all that God has given me, and in the process, give it back.”</p><p>Features of this newly updated and expanded 20<sup>th</sup> Anniversary edition include a foreword by Jim Collins, the bestselling author of <em>Good to Great</em>; new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter; brand new “halftime” stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; an essay by Bob on “The Wisdom of Peter Drucker”; a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally, and links to outstanding resources.</p>

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