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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
by Nic Sheff

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 24, 2009

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<b>The story that inspired the major motion picture <i>Beautiful Boy</i> featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet<i>.</i></b><BR> <BR><b>This <i>New York Times </i>bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.</b><BR><BR>Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope.
Fever 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

August 16, 2011

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It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.
Laughing at My Nightmare
by Shane Burcaw

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<p>With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's <i>Laughing at My Nightmare</i> describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.</p>
The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face: a manu...
by Jonathan McKee

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

May 01, 2019

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<div><div>Honestly. . .</div><div>          </div><div>   "<i>Why wait for something when I can enjoy it now?"</i></div><div><i>   "The images don't really affect me. . . do they?"</i><br /><i>   "And how could smoking  a little weed really be bad when it's becoming</i></div><div><i>     legalized everywhere?"</i><br /><i>   "I'd like to tell you I don't care what others thing, but honestly, I want to be liked."</i><br /> <br />Maybe you're thinking, "I've had one. . . maybe even a few of these thoughts, and I don't know how to even begin to deal with them." </div><div>    </div><div></div><div></div><div>The good news? You're not alone. <i>And </i>there is a way to fight these battles head-on, overcoming the past, pressing forward, and becoming the person God designed you to be.<br /> <br />So what's a guy to do? . . .<br /> <br />Join youth culture expert and author of the popular <i>Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket</i>, Jonathan McKee, as he gets real about the four common battles every young man will encounter in his life:<br /><ol><li>Sexual Temptation</li><li>Screens</li><li>Controlled Substances</li><li>Self-Esteem</li></ol></div><div>With humor and honesty, McKee once again offers up practical, spiritual advice filled with real-world application helping you face today's distractions.</div></div>
Daddy's Curse: A Sex Trafficking True Story of an 8-Year Old Girl...
by Luke. G. Dahl

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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<h4>- Reader's Favorite 5-Star Award</h4><h4><br /></h4><h4>A Harrowing True Story of an Eight-Year-Old Girl Human Sex Trafficking and Organized Crime Survivor</h4><p>Have you ever experienced total despair? Yuna was just an eight-year-old girl when she experienced total devastation. Growing up in the Mongolian countryside, she wasn’t ready to face the darker side of the world. And yet she had to.</p><p>After she was kidnapped by an organized crime gang, Yuna had to overcome her fears at a young age and start taking care of herself. She tried to escape from slavery, but everybody that she encountered wanted to take advantage of her. Yuna and other girls just like her were constantly abused, beaten, raped and sold as sex slaves. Human trafficking is the worst kind of humiliation, especially for a young woman. She tried to escape and find freedom, but it wasn’t easy.</p><p>In this emotional and heart-shattering true story, author Luke G. Dahl will let you behind the curtains of sex trafficking gangs and into the soul of abused women, who try to glue the broken pieces of their soul together, in order to survive. By understanding what they have had to endure, you can find a new perspective and respect for life.</p><h4>Page Up and Order Now.</h4>
Living on the Edge: How to Fight and Win the Battle for Your Mind...
by Gary Roe

Language

English

Pages

33

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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We’re all living on the edge. <br /><br />Life is tough. Bad things happen. To us. To those we love and care about. <br /><br />We wonder what's coming next. We're scared, anxious, angry, and sad. <br /><br />We try, but never feel good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough. We wear masks. We try to fit in. We live lies.<br /><br />We're on a downward spiral. Maybe you're on a downward spiral. <br /><br />You've felt this. Perhaps you're feeling it now. <br /><br />There’s a fierce battle going on in your mind. Your heart is at stake.<br /><br />This is a battle you must win. <br /><br />It’s time to expose the lies and embrace the truth.<br /><br />It’s time to become who you really are. <br /><br />For more than 30 years, multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief counselor Gary Roe has been helping teens and adults heal from past wounds, discover who they are, and live with passion and purpose. With more than a dozen books and 600 articles in print, he has become a trusted, inspirational voice to thousands of wounded hearts. <br /><br />“Life is about overcoming,” Gary frequently says. Let him help you face your battles, beginning with this book. <br /><br />In Living on the Edge, you’ll learn…<br />•Why you struggle with feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness at times. <br />•How your struggles come from lies you’ve been fed and embraced along the way.<br />•How to identify the specific lies tripping you up and keeping you stuck. <br />•How to begin to replace these lies with the truth. <br />•How to deal with self-harming or suicidal thoughts that can derail your life. <br />•Where to go from here to become the Difference Maker you were meant to be. <br /><br />It’s time to move from walking on the edge of a cliff to living on the edge of your seat. There is much to look forward to. More than you realize. <br /><br />The battle is raging. You can win it.
Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Tra...
by Keith Foskett

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

March 19, 2015

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<p>One man’s remarkable challenge. 2,000+ miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker?</p><p><b>Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by <i>The Great Outdoors</i> magazine.</b></p><p>Keith Foskett’s dream of escape started with a single step. When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, Foskett was pushed to his limits…</p><p>Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a drug dealer, a world-champion juggler and a sex-starved Minnesotan – he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and writes with insight, humour and reflection. Attempting to keep his English sense of humour alive amidst the bumps and bruises, can Foskett survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious?</p><p>Shortlisted for <i>The Great Outdoors</i> magazine’s Outdoor Book of the Year, Foskett’s novel-like tale is as entertaining as it is insightful. Venture beyond the journal-entry style of most outdoor books and join the humorous hike of a lifetime. </p><p>Balancing on Blue is a superb standalone travel memoir. If you like living outside the box, escaping into the wild, and journeying deep into the unknown, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s courageous trek. </p><p>Discover how this wilderness escape can change you too. </p><p> </p><p><b>Reviews for Balancing on Blue</b></p><p><br />'A highly anticipated Appalachian Trail memoir, and well worth the wait.'<br />Daniel Neilson (<i>The Great Outdoors </i>Magazine)</p><p>'Amongst the bears, moose and rattlesnakes, climbing to 2000 metres, and countless aches and pains lives the memory of a special journey, the wonderful people who briefly share the experience with you, and the knowledge that lasts long after the final blister has healed. It’s a lifetime’s worth of adventurous memories crammed into one simple walk.'<br />Alastair Humphreys (Author, adventurer and a <i>National Geographic</i> Adventurer of the Year)</p><p>'With thru-hiking gaining in popularity, many look to the Appalachian Trail to test out their trail legs, and discover why it holds the reputation it does.<br />The wilds of this planet are serene, peaceful and offer the chance to break away from a normal existence. Keith’s wonderful perspective of the trail reflects this freedom.'<br />Jennifer Pharr Davis (Author and previous record holder for the fastest ever thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail).</p><p>'An entertaining and inspiring account of one of the world’s longest walks and the people who walk it. Keith is a perfect walking companion for the ups and downs of the trail – his easy and understated style kept me turning the pages.<br />Essential reading for those contemplating their own big adventure.'<br />David Lintern (<i>Outdoor Enthusiast</i> Magazine)</p><p>'This book is for anyone who's ever dreamed about a big adventure, as Fozzie spins a funny, thought-provoking and inspiring tale of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. You'll be handing in your notice and packing up your rucksack as soon as you've finished reading.'<br />Jenny Walters (<i>Country Walking</i> Magazine)</p><p>'Long distance backpacking trips can be monotonous, and it’s often the same story for most books about them. Balancing on Blue is something completely different and once again, Keith invites you to the world that he calls home.<br />Be prepared for great story telling, unique and interesting characters, humour and insight.'<br />Andrew Skurka (Long distance hiker, adventurer and <i>National Geographic</i> Adventurer of the Year 2007).</p>
Healthy Cooking & Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain...
by Rebekah Sack

Language

English

Pages

227

Publication Date

November 30, 2016

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A recent study, published in the Nutrition Journal, found that one in four college freshmen gain at least five percent of his or her body weight, an average of about 10 pounds, during the first semester. All of this can be avoided with healthy cooking and an eye for good choices.<br /><br />This all-inclusive book covers everything from affordable options to reading ingredient labels. You will learn some basic healthy cooking techniques, the latest nutrition research, the low-down on all the most-talked about diets, and what kinds of foods will improve your college lifestyle. <br /><br />If you want to avoid the freshman 15 while also fueling your body with what it needs to be your sharpest, most energized self, then this book is for you.
In Search of Truth: Five Stress-Free Steps to Discover Who You Ar...
by Jacob Kashiwagi

Language

English

Pages

107

Publication Date

November 12, 2018

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<h2>What are you searching for? Less stress? Better sleep? A fulfilling job or purpose? We are all looking for more in life.<br /></h2><p><br /></p><p>This is not a book of answers, In Search of Truth is a practical guide to help you visualize and<strong> become the person you’ve always wanted to be.</strong> Change is not easy, it takes time. There’s no secret formula. But in this book, you will find<strong> real-life experience </strong>paired with <strong>proven strategies</strong> to <strong>slowing down, learning faster</strong>, and <strong>decluttering your mind</strong> so you can finally make the changes that lead to your <strong>happiest</strong> and <strong>most successful</strong> life.</p><p><em>“You will see the world and other people differently after you finish reading. You will be calmer, happier, and more astute in interacting with other people and situations.”</em></p><p><em> “If you follow the methodology and practices in this book, particularly with family members and those you frequently interact with, life will become simpler and less stressful. At least that has been my experience”</em></p><hr><p>Dr. Jacob Kashiwagi has spent the last 20 years consulting for thousands of business executives, coaching 2,000+ young adults, and researching leadership theories from history’s greatest thinkers. In this book, Dr. Jacob shares insightful stories that helped him:</p><ul><li>Discover the <strong>root cause of stress and worry</strong></li><li><strong>Learn faster</strong> by thinking differently</li><li>Create <strong>sustainable happiness</strong></li><li>Find <strong>logical answers</strong> to any question</li><li>Lead without forcing change</li><li>Overcome s<strong>elf-doubt and fear</strong></li><li><u><strong>Create a leadership culture that promotes growth and autonomy</strong></u></li></ul><h2>Truth drive progress, truth yields results, and truth shapes reality. The truth to your success is hiding in plain sight, are you ready to open your eyes?</h2>
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<p><b>A National Book Award Finalist!</b></p><p>In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.</p><p>Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. </p><p><i>Hey, Kiddo</i> is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.</p>

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