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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.
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>
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>
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.
What The Fire Ignited: How Life's Worst Helped Me Achieve My Best
by Shay Eskew

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English

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Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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We all face obstacles. Whether physical,<br />spiritual, emotional, or financial, we are all working to<br />overcome a roadblock ahead of us. When Shay Eskew’s roadblock―a<br />splash of gasoline and a lit match that set his body ablaze―came as<br />a child, he had the choice to either succumb to his injuries or to rise<br />above them. In What the Fire Ignited: How Life’s Worst Helped Me Achieve<br />My Best, Shay shares the trials and tribulations he was forced to face<br />while recovering from his burns and reclaiming his life as an athlete.<br />Despite being told to give up on sports, Shay began training for and<br />competing in IRONMAN triathlons. By sharing his story, Shay hopes to<br />help those struggling with life to realize the greatest tragedies are<br />often our greatest blessings if we have the faith to stay the course.<br />We are all facing something; we all have the odds stacked against us in<br />some way. In What the Fire Ignited, readers should take comfort in<br />knowing others have been there and not only survived, but thrived.<br /><br /><br />"Shay's story of perseverance and sheer will is one that needs to be told and retold! His journey is both harrowing and hope filled.”<br />- R.A. Dickey, NL CY Young Winner, Olympic Bronze Medalist<br /><br />“To call Shay Eskew superhuman is an understatement. Shay somehow turned an unthinkable tragedy into boundless inspiration. He bares his soul in, What the Fire Ignited and his story had me laughing and crying, but mostly cheering for this most improbable hero. Go Shay!”<br />- Dean Karnazes, TIME: "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World" and NY Times Best Selling Author<br /><br />“This is an incredible story. Shay shares his amazing journey of overcoming countless obstacles and challenges to become a world class athlete against insurmountable odds. It is a story of resilience, strength, family and turning everything thrown at you into an opportunity. Read this and prepare to be inspired!”<br />-Craig Alexander, 5 time Triathlon World Champion. <br /><br />"Utterly inspirational. Shay has constantly defied the odds, and his powerful, heart wrenching and ultimately uplifting story is a testament to the indomitable power of the human body and mind. It's a must read”. <br />- Chrissie Wellington, 4 time IRONMAN World Champion<br /><br />What the Fire Ignited is a quick, fascinating read. Based on a personal tale of tragedy, it's an inspirational and gut-wrenching account of one man's determination which ultimately proves self-made success is possible despite tragedy and formidable obstacles. Told with self-deprecating humor, a lot of heart and wistful charm this compelling story forces you to empathize, do a little self-reflection, and ultimately walk away thinking, "Man, I want to get to know this guy!"<br />- Chanda Bell, Author, The Elf on the Shelf, writer, director<br /><br />“A book that needed to be written now needs to read. BAM”<br />-Jack Daly, three time Amazon Best Selling Author and 15 time Ironman
Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength-2nd Edition
by Jim Stoppani

Language

English

Pages

584

Publication Date

October 17, 2014

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Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition, is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides<br /><br />• definitions of key terms and concepts;<br />• evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, BOSU, and kettlebells;<br />• explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group;<br />• latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass;<br />• presentations of the best exercises, including body weight, for adding strength and mass; and<br />• descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects.<br /><br />Choose from 381 exercises presented for 13 muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each of the 116 training programs is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness.<br /><br />Past Muscle & Fitness senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you’re seeking.
The Four Sacred Laws of Sexual Enlightenment
by Jaitara Jayde

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

November 10, 2018

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When we merge our primal sexual body with our divine spirit body, from a space of peacefulness with everyone and everything from our past, it is a joy unlike any other. It is our Divine Design. This book is a guide to take you there. <br /><br />This book is for singles and couples, the mature and the young who are on a spiritual path and want to learn the inside out of enlightened sexuality. <br />It is a guide to live your ultimate love life, spiritually, sexually and creatively, with or without a partner. <br /><br />This book takes you on a journey of the joy of sacred sexuality, the gift of it, the dance of the masculine and feminine, the art of conscious communication, and the healing of sexual wounding.<br /><br />The author Jaitara, has revealed Four Sacred Laws that are a simple guide to take your sexual relationship with yourself and in partnership to a new realm of peacefulness and ecstasy. <br /><br />Her story is powerful of how she healed from adolescent exploitation, and the beauty that unfolded through her own healing journey and spiritual quest to understand the integral connection of her relationship with Source and her sexual expression. <br /><br />Jaitara has done the deep work over decades within herself, and has evolved to be a master facilitator of breath work, emotional healing, sacred sexuality mentorship and transformational dance.<br /><br />Jaitara also guides leaders on mindful communication between men and women in the workplace to maintain harmony and integrity between the sexes. At the end of each of the Four Sacred Law Chapters is a section on how to apply her teachings in the workplace. <br /><br />Sexual energy is our creative life force energy. It is what creates our existence in this physical realm. In the Four Sacred Laws of Sexual Enlightenment, Jaitara shares how to merge your breath, your nervous system, your orgasmic energy and your connection to Source to create more magic in all areas of your life. She calls this practice, Orgasmic Creation. <br />Orgasmic Creation is a spiritual practice that explores the layers of our Divine Design as spiritual and sexual beings. <br /><br />This book takes you on a journey of awakening and intrigue as Jaitara weaves her teachings with intimate details and stories of her own journey and exploration through abuse, healing, intimacy, sexual exploration and spiritual awakening. <br /><br />Enjoy!<br />
Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generati...
by Silver RavenWolf

Language

English

Pages

608

Publication Date

December 08, 2011

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<p><strong>The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation <br /></strong>This book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past.</p> <p>Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order.</p> <p><strong>Features <br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>By the author of the best-selling <em>Teen Witch</em> and mother of four teen Witches</li> <li>A jam-packed learning and resource guide for serious young Witches</li> <li>All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots</li> <li>Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification</li> <li>A training companion to <em>Teen Witch</em> and <em>To Ride a Silver Broomstick </em></li> </ul>
Lonesome Skye: Book One (The Texas Star Series 1)
by Kelsie Stelting

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 21, 2018

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<p><em>He's incredible.<br /></em></p><p><em>She's invisible...<br /></em></p><p><em>But she wants to change that.</em><br /></p><p>Skye starts her junior year with a plan: make the volleyball team, win Kellum’s attention, and crush a few weightlifting records while she’s at it. Even with less-than supportive parents, an absentee sister, and a senior girl aching for revenge, Skye’s determined to make this year her best one ever. In a world where friends can become enemies in the blink of an eye, the price of success is high, and for a girl who doesn’t have much, <strong>Skye’s willing to pay it all.</strong></p><p>Hope, love, heartache, and perseverance tangle in this contemporary coming of age novel filled with honest fiction. <strong>Pick up Lonesome Skye today and get lost in the rush of chasing your dreams and the freefall of all that happens after.</strong></p><p><em>Part of The Texas Star Series, Lonesome Skye is the first of three contemporary young adult books that will appeal to fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and books by John Green, Nicola Yoon, and Becky Abertalli.</em></p>
There Goes Sunday School
by Alexander C Eberhart

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

June 04, 2018

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In sixteen-year-old Mike Hernandez’s life, only one thing is clear: Gay is NOT okay. His family’s life revolves around the church, a church run by the vocally intolerant Pastor Myers, so Mike has resolved to spend his life in the closet. His only escape—besides the occasional, anonymous gay make-out session—is his art. He pours his complicated emotions into risqué drawings he keeps in a secret sketchbook. A sketchbook he carries everywhere. <br /><br />When his sketchbook goes missing in the middle of Sunday school, Mike is sure his life is over. He’s going to be outed, ostracized by their community, condemned by the pastor, maybe even homeless. What’s worse, the pastor’s son, Chris, suddenly seems hell-bent on adopting Mike and his friends and he has no idea why.<br /><br />When an awkward confrontation with Chris leads to an unexpected kiss instead of a much-expected punch, Mike’s world is turned upside down. As their friendship grows and faith is questioned, Mike may be forced to choose between the comfortable life he's always lived and a chance at the love he never thought he deserved.

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