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(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Men...
by Kelly Jensen

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<DIV><B>A<I> Washington Post</I> Best Children’s Book of 2018<BR /><BR /> Who’s Crazy?</B><BR />  <BR /> What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word <I>crazy</I> offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences?<BR />  <BR /> To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people.<BR />  <BR /> In<I> (Don’t) Call Me Crazy</I>, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics:</DIV><BR /> their personal experiences with mental illness,<BR /> how we do and don’t talk about mental health,<BR /> help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently,<BR /> and what, exactly, might make someone crazy. <DIV> </DIV> If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages . . . and let’s get talking. <DIV> </DIV>
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

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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.
Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose
by Sadie Robertson

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>Sadie Robertson, bestselling author and star of <em>Dancing with the Stars, </em>has an important message for her generation: you don’t have to be held back by fear, anxiety, or loneliness anymore. In <em>Live Fearless</em>, Sadie takes you on a thrilling personal journey toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be!</strong></p><p>Dear friends,</p><p>I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar? </p><p>I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.</p><p>Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change <em>everything</em>.</p><p>Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?</p><p>Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to <em>Live Fearless </em>together.</p><p> </p><p>                                                                                                Love,</p><p>                                                                                                Sadie</p>
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
by Nic Sheff

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

April 05, 2011

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<b>Along with <i>We All Fall Down,</i> Nic Sheff's <i>Tweak</i> and his father's memoir about him <i>Beautiful Boy</i>, are the basis of the upcoming film <i>Beautiful Boy</i>, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.</b><div><br /></div><div>In his bestselling memoir <i>Tweak</i>, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. Now in this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.<br /><br />By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, Nic inspires readers to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.<br /> </div>
Daddy's Curse: A Sex Trafficking True Story of an 8-Year Old Girl...
by Luke. G. Dahl

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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>
Laughing at My Nightmare
by Shane Burcaw

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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>
How to Kick Depression's Ass: A Kid's Memoir About Depression
by Jacob Reimold

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English

Pages

60

Publication Date

January 20, 2019

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Do you want to kick depression's ass and be freed from the sadness and misery that depression provides? Then read this book! With my detailed account of my life and the benefits I found when coming out of my depressive state, this book is sure to at least help you on your journey to recovery. Follow my journey as I go from someone who is seriously considering suicide, to someone who is happier than ever before!
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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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>
Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution
by Bernie Sanders

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<p><b>In the<i> Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution</i>, Independent congressman, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation’s status quo, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America—and the world—need to create a better tomorrow. </b></p><p>Throughout the Presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for America worth fighting for. This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans—especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now.</p><p>Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today’s world, you’ll learn how to:<br />· Understand and navigate the current system of policy and government<br />· Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society’s most vulnerable<br />· Organize for the causes you care about most<br />· Resources for further reading and organizations to get involved with</p><p>With more than two decades of Washington D.C. insider knowledge and experience, Senator Sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, immigration, taxes, higher education, climate change, and criminal justice.</p><p>The political revolution is just beginning. What role will you play?</p>

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