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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.
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages
by Melissa de la Cruz

Language

English

Pages

243

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><i>Because I Was a Girl</i> is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they've faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1 <i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book is the perfect gift for girls of all ages to celebrate the accomplishments of these women and girls who overcame adversity with their limitless potential.</p><p>The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy, and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.</p><p><i>Because I Was a Girl</i> features powerful stories from:</p><p>Elizabeth Acevedo<br />Katrina Adams<br />Victoria Aveyard <br />Bonnie Bartlett<br />Brenda Bowen <br />Libba Bray<br />Katie Button<br />Emily Calandrelli <br />Babette Davis<br />Williabell Jones Davis<br />Melissa de la Cruz<br />Abby Falik<br />Jena Friedman <br />Joan Hanawi <br />Jane Hawley <br />Tina Hay <br />Jody Houser<br />Dolores Huerta <br />Zareen Jaffery<br />Anjanette Johnston<br />Mattie Johnston <br />Holly Knight<br />Jill Lorie <br />Zoey Luna<br />Trish McEvoy<br />Loretta Miranda<br />Gloria Molina <br />Susan Morrison<br />Anna Ponder<br />Margaret Semrud-Clikeman<br />Rebecca Soffer<br />Cheri Steinkellner<br />Margaret Stohl<br />Noor Tagouri<br />Tillie Walden <br />Quvenzhane Wallis <br />Francesca Zambello<br />Lenore Zion</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.
Dead Inside: A True Story
by Cyndy Etler

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<p>"[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir..."—<em>Publishers Weekly</em></p><p><strong>A fast-paced me<p>"[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir..."—<em>Publishers Weekly</em></p><p><strong>Straight Inc. was supposed to be give them hope. Instead, it gave them hell.</strong></p><p>I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the professionals at Straight.</p><p>From the outside, Straight Inc. was a drug rehab. But on the inside it was...well, it was something else.</p><p>All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a "drug rehabilitation" facility that changed her world.</p><p>To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered "healing."<br /></p>moir that gives readers a glimpse into the unbelievable reality of a young girl's 16 months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."</strong></p><p>I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the professionals at Straight.</p><p>From the outside, Straight Inc. was a drug rehab. But on the inside it was...well, it was something else.</p><p>All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a "drug rehabilitation" facility that changed her world.</p><p>To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered "healing."<br /></p>
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>
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>
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>
La Magia SI Existe: Cómo vencer tus miedos y crear tu vida ideal...
by Carolina Angarita Barrien...

Language

Spanish

Pages

299

Publication Date

March 06, 2019

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¿Qué es para mi la magia? La capacidad que tenemos todos los seres humanos de darle la vuelta a nuestras vidas para llegar a donde queremos, cuando actuamos guiados por un deseo profundo que parte desde el amor y las ganas de servir a otros. La llamo magia porque logra cosas que parecen imposibles de maneras sorprendentes. <br /><br />En el libro cuento cómo encontré la magia…<br /><br />En el 2012 entré en un periodo de crisis muy fuerte, lloraba con frecuencia, no tenía fuerzas y me costaba pararme de la cama, no entendía qué me pasaba... con la crisis me dí cuenta que venía cargando quien sabe hace cuánto tiempo un vacío doloroso en mi corazón. <br /><br />Sin darme cuenta cómo, en medio del afán por entender y curar el dolor en mi pecho, empecé un proceso que me llevó a reconectarme conmigo misma, con la niña que fui, que había creído en la magia y en la capacidad de cumplir los sueños. Me había perdido desde hacía años tratando de darle gusto al mundo y a lo que se suponía que debía ser. Me ayudó mucho estudiar para entender. Leí mucho, viajé a varias partes del mundo a aprender con grandes maestros de crecimiento y transformación interior como Wayne Dyer, Anita Moorjani, Immaculee Ilibaguiza, Robert Holden y también Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden con quienes conocí la ciencia detrás de la magia.<br /><br />Dos años después, en agosto del 2014, me di cuenta que mi vacío interior se había llenado… pero afuera, todo estaba mal, mi papá acababa de morir, mi matrimonio se había acabado, tenía una montaña de deudas y un trabajo que no me hacía sentido. Y aunque todo era muy duro, me sentía preparada para manejarlo. Ya me había reconectado con quien soy de verdad, con esa maga que con fe poderosa sabía que todo era posible… <br /><br />Entonces decidí conscientemente poner a prueba lo aprendido y activar esa capacidad que tenemos todos de enfrentar nuestros miedos, y con nuevos hábitos crear nuestra vida ideal, la capacidad de hacer magia. Y con ella logré darle vuelta a mi vida, cerré de la mejor manera mis capítulos del pasado, encontré al amor de mi vida, un trabajo alineado con mi propósito en una gran empresa, salí de deudas, y hoy estoy en el mejor momento de mi vida.<br /><br />Por eso, con mi corazón, siento que es el momento de compartir con humildad, respeto, y deseo profundo de contribuir, lo que he aprendido y practicado con éxito. Lo llamo magia, porque eso es lo que parece, como decía, logra darle la vuelta a cualquier situación de maneras sorprendente. La sigo practicando y sigo maravillándome y agradeciendo los resultados, y creo que entre más seamos los que usemos la magia para cumplir nuestros sueños, mejor será el mundo para todos hoy y para nuestros hijos mañana.<br /><br /> Con las ventas del libro haremos una donación a la Fundación Ayuda por Colombia, que apoya a los niños del barrio El Codito, en las montañas del norte de Bogotá. A quienes lo compren el libro completo les descargará automáticamente antes de marzo de 2019.<br />
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>
Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose
by Sadie Robertson

Language

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>

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