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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
by Adrienne Brodeur

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>“Exquisite and harrowing.” </b>—<b><i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>“This electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word.” —<i>People</i><br /><br /> NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2019 BY </b><i><b>NPR * BuzzFeed * Slate * </b></i><b>Chicago Public Library * </b><i><b>Real Simple * Library Journal * Washington Post * </b></i><b>Amazon * CBC</b><br /><b>A daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity.</b><br /><br /> On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: <i>Ben Souther just kissed me.</i> <br />  <br /> Adrienne instantly became her mother’s confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband’s closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne’s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life—and her mother—on her own terms.  <br /><br /><i>Wild Game</i> is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It’s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Yo...
by Ali Wong

Language

English

Pages

219

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.</b><br /><br /><b>“Fierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>• <i>Variety </i>• <i>Chicago Tribune </i>• <i>Glamour </i>• <i>New York</i></b><br /><br /> In her hit Netflix comedy special <i>Baby Cobra</i>, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.<br /><br /> The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she’s learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong’s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dear Girls</i><br /></b><br /> “[Wong] spins a volume whose pages simultaneously shock and satisfy. . . . <i>Dear Girls </i>is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto.”<b><i>—Vogue</i></b><br />  <br /> “[A] refreshing, hilarious, and honest account of making a career in a male-dominated field, dating, being a mom, growing up, and so much more…Yes, this book is addressed to Wong’s daughters, but every reader will find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration and, most important, something to laugh at.”<b>—<i>Bustle<br /></i></b>
In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i>In the Dream House</i> is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.</p><p>And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.</p><p>Machado’s dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, <i>Star Trek</i>, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.</p>
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
In Pieces
by Sally Field

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<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> <br />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.<br />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. <br />
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-...
by Emily Oster

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 20, 2013

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<b><b>*Newly Revised for 2019* </b><br /><br /><i>What to Expect When You're Expecting</i> meets <i>Freakonomics</i>: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. From the author of <i>Cribsheet</i>, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting<br /></b><br /> Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told <i>why</i> these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices.<br /><br /> When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, <i>Expecting Better </i>is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story
by David Crow

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English

Pages

358

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><strong>A violent ex-con forces his son to commit crimes in this unforgettable memoir about family and survival</strong></p><p><strong>“Cinematically gripping.”—<em>Kirkus Reviews</em></strong></p><p>Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his three siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies—even murder.</p><p>A shrewd con artist with a genius IQ, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. One day, Thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her with nothing. Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his father.</p><p>Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow. With lives at stake, including his own, David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father—the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life.</p><p><em>The Pale-Faced Lie</em> is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives. Most of all, it’s an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity, no matter the cost.</p>
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from ...
by Lindsay C. Gibson

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<p><strong>If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds <em>can</em> be healed, and you <em>can</em> move forward in your life.</strong></p><p>In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood<em>. </em>By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.</p><p>Discover the four types of difficult parents:</p><ul><li><strong>The emotional parent</strong> instills feelings of instability and anxiety</li><li><strong>The driven parent</strong> stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone</li><li><strong>The passive parent</strong> avoids dealing with anything upsetting</li><li><strong>The rejecting parent</strong> is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory</li></ul><p> </p>
Spilled Milk: Based On A True Story
by K.L Randis

Language

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>Stacy Brown<i>, Pocono Record Newspaper</i><br /><br /><b>"I read this book in two days. I couldn't put it down." </b>- Chelsea DeBoer, <i>Teen Mom 2</i> <div><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>"This book has changed lives."</b> -Gabrielle Stone<i>, Actress</i> </div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div><br /><b>"The honest, raw openness of your writing style is compelling. Your story touched me deeply."</b> - Juliet Pritner<i>, Actress, Law & Order: SVU</i> <br /><br />Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call to social services about the escalating brutality in her home.<br /><br />When they 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. </div><div></div><div>In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home, and she risks losing the support of family, coming 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 THREE GRAY DOTS, now available for sale. </div>
Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by , Rachel Carlton Abrams

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<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 />  

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