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Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's

by John Elder Robison

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-01-26
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1407061070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children, and by the time he was a teenager his odd habits - an inclination to blurt out non-sequiturs, obsessively dismantle radios or dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them) - had earned him the label 'social deviant'. It didn't help that his mother conversed with light fixtures and his father spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. Look Me in the Eye is his story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome – a form of autism – at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. Along the way it also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother Chris, who would grow up to become bestselling author Augusten Burroughs. This book is a rare fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind. For someone who has struggled all his life to connect with other people, Robison proves to be an extraordinary storyteller.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Caryl's Story About Overcoming Childhood Abuse, Abandonment Issues, Love Addiction, Spouses with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Domestic Violence

by Caryl Wyatt

  • Publisher : CCB Publishing
  • Release : 2013-10-31
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1771430982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caryl’s story is a rare gift as it provides insight into an epidemic that brews behind closed doors in more homes than we would care to imagine. If statistics are accurate (the prevalence of abuse is much higher because domestic violence is notoriously under-reported), then up to 25% of the female population suffers abuse at home every week. In fact, as much as 80% of violence against women is at the hands of the men who supposedly love them. If we care at all for our humanity, society as a whole needs to take up Caryl’s mantra of Abuse Is No Excuse. Few understand the nature or the power of abuse and why someone chooses to stay in an ongoing abusive relationship. However, in reading Caryl’s story, she allows us to put ourselves in her place and we are left to wonder if we would have been able to do it any differently given her history and her reality. This is the gift that Caryl brings with her story and the honest way in which it is told--she makes it possible to move outside of ourselves and our own realities, judgments and prejudices so that we are able to walk the journey of another. This is a rare opportunity to truly live the life of a victim of abuse and to understand--from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation. Caryl falsely believed she was powerless to leave. Out on the street with no money, without work and nowhere to go, after a failed third marriage, she didn’t make the choice to leave--but she did make the choice to survive. Caryl chose to learn and understand the nature of domestic violence, its root and its cure. All addictions are one-day-at-a-time journeys to recovery--join Caryl on hers. Praise received for Look Me in the Eye “One of the best personal odyssey stories I have ever read.” Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love “Look Me in the Eye is a rare opportunity for us to truly ‘live’ the life of a victim of Domestic Violence, and to understand from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation.” Alison, author of I Have Life About the Authors CARYL WYATT was born in Rhodesia in 1950, where she was brought up in a variety of broken homes. She was abused by her step-father as a child. She moved to South Africa as a wide-eyed 18-year-old and entered the world of modeling. She has 3 broken marriages behind her, but today, as witnessed in her book, has come to terms with her past. She lives in Johannesburg. Visit Caryl’s web site: www.abuseisnoexcuse.co.za ANITA LE ROUX was born in Gauteng, South Africa. She spent twenty years as a television producer before switching careers to writing. As storyteller, both in film and in print, she has been enthused by the true, life stories of women. The insights into Caryl’s story were grounded in her passionate interest in spiritual psychology.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
A Book

by Silvia Soler

  • Publisher : Parthian Books
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 1908069465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While in Barcelona translating a best-selling Italian book, Blanca identifies so much with the main character - a woman whose husband is unfaithful - that she begins to doubt her own husband. She is compelled to travel to Sicily to meet the book's author.

Look Me in the Eye : a Play in One Act

Look Me in the Eye : a Play in One Act
A Book

by Lindsay Price,Theatrefolk

  • Publisher : Theatrefolk
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : 1894870395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's

by John Elder Robison

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781863255998
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Look Me in the Eye tells of a child's heartbreaking desperation to connect with others, and his struggle to pass as 'normal' - a struggle that would continue into adulthood. By the time he was a teenager, John Elder Robison's odd habits - such as a tendency to obsessively dismantle radios and dig five-foot holes (and stick his little brother in them) - had earned him the label 'social deviant'. No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent the evenings drinking. Small wonder Robison gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told Robison he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, transforming the way Robison saw himself - and the world. Look Me in the Eye is Robison's moving and blackly funny story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't even exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes us inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as defective and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people's given names (he calls his wife Unit Two). He also provides a fascinating angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents - the boy who would grow up to write Running with Scissors. Above all, you'll marvel at the way Robison overcame the restrictions of Asperger's to gain the connection he always craved: as a husband and father.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Old Women, Aging and Ageism

by Barbara Macdonald,Cynthia Rich

  • Publisher : Spinsters Ink
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This classic book deals with ageism, feminism, lesbian relationships and how society treats them. It combines personal experience of ageing with groundbreaking feminist theory. This new, expanded edition includes a tribute to Barbara Macdonald by Lise Weil. Barbara died at the age of 86 in June, 2000, and LOOK ME IN THE EYE shows the impact her work has had on understanding women and ageing.

Middle School Monologues

Middle School Monologues
Girls

by Lindsay Price

  • Publisher : Theatrefolk
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 1926533097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Excuse Me! Let Me Speak...

Excuse Me! Let Me Speak...
A Young Person's Guide to Public Speaking

by Michelle J. Dyett-Welcome

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2009-07-01
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1438967748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Never Look an American in the Eye

Never Look an American in the Eye
A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian Amiercan

by Okey Ndibe

  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1616957611
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author of Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain tells his own immigrant’s tale, where what is lost in translation is often as hilarious as it is harrowing. Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just thirteen days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American.

Teluke A Big Foot Account

Teluke A Big Foot Account
A Personal Account of Interaction with an Older Race of Spiritual Beings

by White Song Eagle

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2008-11-21
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1452059098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If one understands a bit about quantum science you begin to understand that our bodies, in fact our reality is not what we perceive it to be. Speeding up the vibratory rate of molecules changes the density of seemingly solid objects, which is mostly space anyway. H2O becomes solid (ice), liquid (water) or vapor (steam) and our bodies are mostly water and space. Allowing quantum mechanics to maintain the founding perception of reality in this book, one steers clear of science fiction in this no holds barred recounting of interaction with Sasquatch, or Big Foot. The author tells of a year and a half of her life as she tends to a Big Foot family on the family horse farm. Unlike other reports, White Song's sensitive perception picks up the vibration of the Big Foot when they are unnoticed by others and allows interaction with them. Many unusual insights are revealed and much can be gained by digesting this intelligently written book with an open mind. Many of the states of consciousness and states of unconsciousness are detailed in Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth" (from the Opra show). Remarkable in content, exciting and a fun read whether one believes or not. Excellent food for thought.

In Heaven's Eyes

In Heaven's Eyes
A Story of Redemption

by Debra Clarke

  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2020-08-10
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1098020383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set in the sweeping mountains of North Carolina and on the haunting, rugged coast of Maine, a powerful story portraying Satan's desire to destroy lives and God's unfailing faithfulness to restore those lives. Two Women. Two Children. Two Tragedies. A youthful indiscretion produced a child who now seeks the mother he never knew. An adult indiscretion resulted in a child who will never know her dying mother. One born out of wedlock, one born out of adultery. Can this family, torn apart years ago, find hope as they now converge again? In this passionate debut, Debra A. Clarke delivers a poignant story filled with the hope of faith. From tragedy and heartbreak, Debra shows the miracle of forgiveness and the power of God's love. She has three children and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her husband.

The School for Dangerous Girls

The School for Dangerous Girls
A Book

by Eliot Schrefer

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 0545035295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When she is sent to a remote reform school, Angela is placed with the better girls, but upon learning that her "dangerous" friends are being isolated and left to live as animals, she takes steps to join them and help them escape.

Close to Home

Close to Home
A Book

by Rachel Spangler

  • Publisher : Bywater Books
  • Release : 2017-01-09
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 161294082X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a CPA is forced to hire help for tax season, she resents the presence of her brash, young intern. The intern only wants to complete the internship so she can chase her dream job in D.C. Will the CPA's past and the intern's future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction?

The Falls

The Falls
A Book

by Jon Garcia,Marty Beaudet

  • Publisher : DSP Publications
  • Release : 2016-01-05
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1632163179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mormons RJ and Chris find serving a mission awakens secrets in their own lives—secrets the church isn't ready to embrace.

The Means

The Means
A Novel

by Douglas Brunt

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-09-16
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1476772606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part Primary Colors, part House of Cards, The Means is a “compelling psychic drama” (Forbes.com) and a “tale of political intrigue” (The Free Lance-Star) that takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide. Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor’s mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Mason manages the White House with a personal touch that makes as many friends as enemies. Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape. New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt’s “fast-paced, noirish novel” (Library Journal) creates an incisive portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today.

Curse Breaker Books 4-6

Curse Breaker Books 4-6
A Book

by Melinda Kucsera

  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Curse Breaker Books 4-6 is an epic fantasy adventure set in an immersive world of intrigue and adventure, featuring the following books: Curse Breaker Falls Sarn must face down a legendary evil with only a ragtag bunch of reluctant magical constructs at his side. If he fails, Shayari will fall, and the Adversary will add an unstoppable monster to his ranks. But doubts assail Sarn. He might not be the hero their world needs. In a world where magic is powered by belief, such doubts can have lethal consequences. One will rise, and one will fall. Curse Breaker Sundered Two conflicting promises bind Sarn, even though a monster’s chasing him and an evil entity wants his soul. Sarn must keep both promises or die trying because those promises won’t let him break them, not even to save the son he adores. With the mountain falling down around them and no exit in sight, can Sarn and his son prevail without magic to help them? Curse Breaker Hidden To defeat the ancient monster destroying his home, Sarn must regain the rest of his magic. But unlocking that power won’t be easy with a concussion and an evil entity on the prowl. The Devil wants his soul, and he'll cheat to get it. Even if Sarn beats the devil and gets his magic back, the rocks in the monster’s lair could kill him and his son unless he stops them from stealing their life force. But all his efforts won’t matter if a priestess destroys their queen and the enchanted forest that protects their home. A country can’t stand without its queen. How will it survive if its last mage falls? Find out in Curse Breaker Books 4-6. Scroll up to get it now if you like dragons, found family, monsters of unusual size, enchanted trees, mind-talking creatures, reluctant heroes, warrior angels, demons, magic, and humor. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, mage, wizard, sorcerer, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, single parent, journey, demon, ghost, magic lessons, apprentice, secrets, crush, happy for now, action-adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragon obsession, rangers, friends to enemies, indentured, enchantress, queens and royalty, nobility, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, left for dead, tricked, the monster awakes, hero's journey, rise of the villain, wrong place, wrong time, dark crystal, dark magic, conspiracy, haunted castle, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult, fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, black humor, anger, dark, twisty, Adult fantasy, adult epic fantasy, omnibus, dark lord. Readers also enjoyed books by Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

Raven: Blood Eye

Raven: Blood Eye
(Raven: Book 1): A gripping, bloody and unputdownable Viking adventure from bestselling author Giles Kristian

by Giles Kristian

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-04-07
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1409080692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you like Conn Iggulden, Simon Scarrow and David Gemmell, you will love this spellbinding Viking adventure, packed with battles, blood and gore, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lancelot, Giles Kristian. "An unabashed carnival of bloodletting and betrayal...Kristian has a knack for writing real blokes living their lives, not reciting their author's research." -- DAILY TELEGRAPH "A gripping tale of action and treachery which splendidly conjures up the sounds, sights and smells of Dark Age Britain..." - HARRY SIDEBOTTOM "A powerful, lightning-paced tale of the Norsemen in England..." - BERNARD CORNWELL "I have been thoroughly overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of Kristian's writing style, depth and colour of story, meaningful characters and clever humour. I have been most definitely impressed and have almost finished the 3rd book in the series. Time to return to the beginning and read again." -- ***** Reader review ********************************************* SOME CALLED THEM WOLVES OF THE SEA. OTHERS SIMPLY CALLED THEM VIKINGS. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye. When raiders from across the sea ransack his village, Osric finds himself taken prisoner by their chief, Sigurd the Lucky. Immersed in the Norsemen's world and driven by their lust for adventure, Osric proves a natural warrior and forges a deep bond with Sigurd, who renames him Raven. But the Norsemen's world is a savage one, where loyalty is often repaid in blood, and a young man must become a killer to survive... Raven: Blood Eye is the first title in the Raven trilogy. The story continues in Raven: Sons of Thunder.

Write in Style

Write in Style
A Guide to Good English

by Richard Palmer

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0419146407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Write in Style is aimed at all for whom clarity and accuracy of expression are important skills. All the main styles and grammaticalrules are covered, their sense axplained and vivid examples given of how not to write. Plenty of sound and meticulous advice is offered in a friendly and enthusiastic toneand a large part of the book covers specific types of writing, from essays and articles to minutes and reportage. The many illustrations, examples and exercises throughout help the reader put into practice the techniques and skillds the book explores.

Your Life Depends on It

Your Life Depends on It
What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health

by Talya Miron-Shatz

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1541646746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"With a fine combination of humor, compassion and vast knowledge, Talya Miron-Shatz offers clear and useful guidance for the hardest decisions of life.” -Daniel Kahneman, Nobel award-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow A top expert on decision-making explains why it’s so hard to make good choices—and what you and your doctor can do to make better ones In recent years, we have gained unprecedented control over choices about our health. But these choices are hard and often full of psychological traps. As a result, we’re liable to misuse medication, fall for pseudoscientific cure-alls, and undergo needless procedures. In Your Life Depends on It, Talya Miron-Shatz explores the preventable ways we make bad choices about everything from nutrition to medication, from pregnancy to end-of-life care. She reveals how the medical system can set us up for success or failure and maps a model for better doctor-patient relationships. Full of new insights and actionable guidance, this book is the definitive guide to making good choices when you can’t afford to make a bad one.

The History of Us

The History of Us
A Book

by Jonathan Harvey

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1447298217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Filled with Jonathan Harvey's trademark wit, warmth and outrageous humour, The History of Us is a novel about friendship and secrets, the choices we make and the consequences we face. Liverpool 1985 Kathleen, Adam and Jocelyn are three teenage friends who bond over an unconventional nativity play. They all have ambitions, they all have dreams. Adam wants to be a writer, Jocelyn wants to sing and Kathleen – well, she wants to be an embalmer. London 2015 Kathleen is a borderline alcoholic, Adam is holding on to a shocking secret and Jocelyn is dead. Where did it all go wrong? How did having the world at their feet turn into having the weight of it on their shoulders?