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Destiny of Choice: I was beaten as a slave by my father, I escape...
by Mary Jordan

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

June 13, 2014

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At just twelve years of age, Ionna has already experienced a life filled with unimaginable horrors. After years of savage beatings and severe emotional abuse, she has finally left her parents’ house behind. But life on the streets can be cruel—especially for a young, beautiful girl. With her newfound freedom, Ionna discovers that new dangers lurk around every corner. <br /><br />This includes the thriving human trafficking trade—a multibillion dollar industry surviving on the exploitation of children and women all over the world. Vulnerable, starving, and struggling for survival, Ionna is just the type to get ensnared in the flesh trade’s despicable practices—and as she wades through the seedy underworld of organized crime, the future begins to look even more bleak.<br /><br />Inspired by a true story, the award-winning author Mary Jordan pens a dark and compelling narrative that gives a voice to the millions of victims of the human trafficking trade. In partnership with several organizations, Jordan has pledged 50 percent of this book’s royalties to ending forced prostitution.<br /><br /><br />KIRKUS REVIEWS - One of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book industry writes:<br />"Ionna never had a very peaceful childhood: “My father was particularly inventive in his punishments and in his beatings had no equal.” She ran away from home after suffering “things that would make your hair stand on end,” and eventually falls in with a young criminal named Krasi and his gang of miscreants. They steal from foreigners in seaside resorts, and their operation is small but very successful. However, the waves of excitement and spending come to an abrupt standstill when Krasi kills someone and must flee the country. After refusing to go with him, Ionna is left with limited money and a broken heart. She eventually finds herself part of a sex trafficking ring and becomes a prostitute in an upscale hotel catering to wealthy, foreign men. Her work is often painful and grotesque (“Even the memory of what that pervert did to me makes me feel ashamed”). How will Ionna survive such an existence? Jordan provides insight into the types of traps that might face a girl like Ionna, but although the young woman’s actions are clear, much of her interior life remains opaque. Occasional flashes of personality offer captivating details (such as when Ionna encounters a videocassette recorder: “…soon the film was beginning. It was called ‘Ghost’, a marvellous story about love, death and human morality”), but she can feel, at times, like any other girl stuck in hard times. The book succeeds in illuminating a broad picture of shady dealings and the people swept up in them"
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are s...
by Rachel Hollis

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.</strong></p><p>Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.</p><p>Each chapter of <em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em> begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.</p><p>From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.</p>
And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready
by Meaghan O'Connell

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<div><b>One of the most anticipated books of 2018 </b><b>-- <i>Esquire, Elle, Nylon, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, GoodReads, The Millions, BookRiot, Bustle, The Week.</i></b></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div><b>"Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition." -- Cheryl Strayed</b></div><div><br /></div><b>A <strong>raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up.</strong></b><br /><br />When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself.<div><br /></div><div><i>And Now We Have Everything</i> is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity. <br /><br /> Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, <i>And Now We Have Everything</i> is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself. </div>
When Eternity is Not Forever: A Devotional for the LDS Divorced
by Cydney Hatch

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English

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Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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In a faith that's centered almost exclusively around marriage and family, where the highest level of heaven is reserved for the married and where “singledom” carries not just a social but spiritual stigma, it can be easy to feel like you are lost after divorce.<br /><br />Whether you are 20 years divorced, separated or newly divorced, “When Eternity is Not Forever” is an easy-to-read devotional that discusses the serious feelings that divorced LDS members face as they deal with being single again.<br /><br />Author Cydney Hatch uses her own life experience to support individuals going through separation and divorce:<br />-Rebuild their lives and sense of self<br />-Redefine their relationship with God<br />-Help with the healing process<br />-Find beauty in the journey<br />-Create a sense of hope and faith in the future through her written word.<br /><br />Some of the issues explored in this LDS devotional include:<br /><br />-Redefining your relationships with the church community, the Temple, and God.<br />-Knowing and embracing your self-worth in the single scene<br />-Dealing with the divorce process temporally, emotionally and spiritually<br />-Embracing the reality of  LDS divorce and moving past negative stigmas<br />-Outlining Temple Sealing Cancellations and Clearances<br />-Accepting the grieving process<br /><br />There's nothing like finding an escape in a good book, especially when going through a transitional time such as this! Enjoy a thought-provoking book, with additional journal pages, that can help you or a loved one through their healing process. 
THE BEAST I LOVED: A Battered Woman's Desperate Struggle To Survi...
by Robert Davidson

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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Before domestic violence hot lines and safe houses were widespread, June Briand shot four bullets into her husband’s head and was sentenced to fifteen years to life. This is the shocking true story of survival—and the intense bond June shared with her pathologically violent husband, a monster who physically and sexually tortured, degraded and dominated her so relentlessly that she refused to believe he was dead even after she killed him.<br /><br />What kind of woman would slay her own husband? What kind of man would drive her to do it? Why didn’t she just leave him? Based on hundreds of hours interviewing June Briand, speaking with her lawyers, and poring over countless pages of court transcripts, police and hospital records, and interviews with virtually every key person involved with this case, the author explores those difficult questions while exposing the twisted dynamics of a relationship that enslaves a woman—and drives her to kill the beast she loved when she was finally out of hope, out of time, and out of her mind. <br /><br />At once terrifying and maddening, heartrending and ultimately exhilarating—including an unforgettable glimpse inside a maximum security prison—THE BEAST I LOVED is a book you won’t soon forget.
The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationship...
by Suzanne Stabile

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others―and in ourselves. This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships. No one is better equipped than the coauthor of <em>The Road Back to You</em> to share the Enneagram’s wisdom on how relationships work―or don’t.<br /><br /><ul><li>Why do Sixes seem so intimidated and put off by Eights, who only wish the Sixes would stop mulling things over and take action?</li><li>Why do Fives seem so unavailable, even to their closest family and friends, while Twos seem to feel everybody else’s feelings but their own and end up irritating people who don’t want their help?</li><li>How in the world can Fours be so open and loving to you one day and restrained and distant other times?</li></ul><br />The Enneagram not only answers these questions but gives us a way out of our usual finger pointing and judging of other people―and finding them wanting, perplexing, or impossible. Suzanne’s generous, sometimes humorous, and always insightful approach reveals why all the types behave as they do. This book offers help in fostering more loving, mature, and compassionate relationships with everyone in our lives.
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adve...
by Nadine Burke Harris

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<DIV><B>A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle.</B><BR /><BR /> Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego—a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma—who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ “adverse childhood experiences,” or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person’s ACE score the worse their health—and now led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. <BR />  <BR /> Through storytelling that delivers both scientific insight and moving stories of personal impact, Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in <I>The Deepest Well</I> will represent vitally important hope for change. </DIV>
Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too
by Louie Anderson

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b>With wry wit and poignant humor, Louie Anderson, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and Emmy Award–winning comedian currently starring in Zach Galifianakis’s<i> Baskets</i>, shares his journey of turning life’s challenges into joy, as well as plenty of wisdom he’s still discovering from his late mother. </b><BR><BR>Louie Anderson has channeled his beloved mom in his stand-up routine for decades, but she died before seeing him reach his greatest heights, culminating in his breakout TV role as Christine Baskets, the mesmerizing character inspired by his mom, Ora Zella Anderson. This book is Louie’s way of catching her up on his triumphs, disappointments, and continuing challenges. There is heartache, but also great hope. There are also—given Louie’s inimitable voice—laugh-out-loud stories and observations on life’s absurdities, the kind only he could make.<BR> <BR><i>“I started out writing these letters to my mom, but a few friends said I should write a book. I said okay because next to ‘we’ll see,’ ‘okay’ is as non-committal as you can get. But somehow I stuck with it. I hope you like it. I hope that after you read it, you’ll write or call your own mom—and dad, sister, brother, cousin, nephew. Or have lunch with them. Or breakfast. It doesn’t have to be lunch. But do it now. Don’t wait like I did.” </i>—Louie
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by , Barbara Pierce Bush

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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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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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.<br />        <br />This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.<br />        <br />Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, <b>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</b> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.<br /><br />The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage.<br />Maintain a love map. <br />Foster fondness and admiration. <br />Turn toward instead of away. <br />Accept influence. <br />Solve solvable conflicts. <br />Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. <br />Create shared meaning.<br /><br />Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.

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