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Sober Stick Figure

Sober Stick Figure
A Memoir

by Amber Tozer

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0762459743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery -- starting with her first drink at the age of seven -- all told with the help of childlike stick figures. Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober. As a teenager, Amber is an overachieving student athlete who copes with her family's alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she "just likes to party." She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado to follow her dreams, and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes on stage. She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking sunshine and show business will save her. Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity, and knows she has to stop drinking. It's now been seven years since that last drink, and she's ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic -- and ultimately inspiring.

Sober Stick Figure

Sober Stick Figure
A Book

by Amber Tozer

  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
  • Release : 2016-06-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1910536644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surrounded by alcohol and alcoholic strangers and alcoholic relatives her entire childhood, Amber never stood a chance. But for a long time she was an overachiever and a functional alcoholic. None of her relatives suspected a thing because in her family, the men were the alcoholics, not the women. After her dad died of the disease, she spiraled completely out of control -- 'Leaving Las Vegas drunk,' as she puts it. She hit rock bottom seven years ago, joined AA and has been completely sober since. The book spans from her first drink at the age of seven to a year following her sobriety. By telling the tale of alcoholism and recovery through a seemingly light, entertaining, child-like read -- and illustrated throughout with crude stick figures in crayon - Sober Stick Figure draws the reader into Amber's hard fought journey with wit and poignancy.

Sober Stick Figure

Sober Stick Figure
A Book

by Amber Tozer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781910536636
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surrounded by alcohol and alcoholic strangers and alcoholic relatives her entire childhood, Amber never stood a chance. But for a long time she was an overachiever and a functional alcoholic. None of her relatives suspected a thing because in her family, the men were the alcoholics, not the women. After her dad died of the disease, she spiraled completely out of control - 'Leaving Las Vegas drunk,' as she puts it. She hit rock bottom seven years ago, joined AA and has been completely sober since. This book spans from her first drink at the age of seven to a year following her sobriety.

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life

by Catherine Gray

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-12-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1912023415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Going sober will make you happier, healthier, wealthier, slimmer and sexier. Despite all of these upsides, it's easier said than done. This inspirational, aspirational and highly relatable narrative champions the benefits of sobriety; combining the author's personal experience, factual reportage, contributions from experts and self-help advice.

A Story That Matters

A Story That Matters
A Gratifying Approach to Writing About Your Life

by Gina L. Carroll

  • Publisher : SparkPress
  • Release : 2017-05-02
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 194300613X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No matter who you are, your story is a part of something big—the fabric of history and the human experience. Once written and shared, your story will change someone. And that someone is most likely you. A Story that Matters offers an accessible and simplified way to get your stories written. Each chapter is divided into three sections: the first discusses memoir writing in the context of themes—motherhood, childhood, relationships, professional life, and spiritual journey; the second provides basic writing and editing prescription, with a focus on common beginner mistakes and roadblocks; and the third provides a sample story related to the life theme discussed in the first section of the chapter. Chock full of writing and editing lessons that focus on how to get a first draft written and how to craft the draft into a compelling story, A Story That Matters explores our ability to help, heal, and connect to others through story, reminding us of the greater need for a broader array of authentic voices in the story-sharing universe.

F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace

F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace
The Auction and Dealer Catalogues, 1935-2006

by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli,Judith Baughman

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9781570037993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this illustrated compendium Bruccoli chronicles F. Scott Fitzgerald's posthumous rise in literary reputation - and the corresponding rise in collectibility of all things Fitzgerald - as evidenced by listings from auction house and antiquarian bookseller catalogues.

Why Conservatives Tell Stories and Liberals Don't

Why Conservatives Tell Stories and Liberals Don't
Rhetoric, Faith, and Vision on the American Right

by David M Ricci

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-12-03
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 1317248961
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do conservatives tell stories? Because it helps them win elections and assail liberal policies like health care reform and economic stimulus. "Why" is important, but the "what" and the "how" behind the stories that conservatives tell are equally interesting, and in this new book, David Ricci reveals all. He shows how conservative activists and candidates tell many tales that come together to project a large-scale story; a cultural narrative; a vision of what America is and what it should do to prosper socially, economically, and politically. Liberals, by contrast, tend to look for theories rather than stories, for mathematical explanations rather than theological axioms, for data rather than anecdotes, and for statistics rather than homilies. The difference is paradoxical. Liberals are unlikely to fashion sweeping narratives that capture the public s attention and commitment. Yet conservatives may tell attractive stories like the ones that got us into Iraq that momentarily capture voter support but end up costing the country more than it can afford."

An Analysis of "Women for Sobriety"

An Analysis of 'Women for Sobriety'
A Book

by Lee Ann Kaskutas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents
A Practitioner's Handbook

by Steven R. Smith,Leonard Handler

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-09-07
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 1317843479
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book highlights assessment techniques, issues, and procedures that appeal to practicing clinicians. Rather than a comprehensive Handbook of various tests and measures, The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents is a practitioner-friendly text that provides guidance for test selection, interpretation, and application. With topics ranging from personality assessment to behavioral assessment to the assessment of depression and thought disorder, the leaders in the field of child and adolescent measurement outline selection and interpretation of measures in a manner that is most relevant to clinicians and graduate students. Each chapter makes use of extensive case material in order to highlight issues of applicability.

The Princeton University Library Chronicle

The Princeton University Library Chronicle
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vol. 1- includes section "Biblia, devoted to the interests of the Friends of the Princeton Library," v. 11-

A College Affair

A College Affair
Murder at Savan College Near Boston: Intruder, Student, Administration,Or Staff?

by William J Farrell

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2013-10-23
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1490716793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A College Affair deals with a murder that occurs at Savan College in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Second Opinion

The Second Opinion
A Novel

by Michael Palmer

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2009-02-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1429920122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dr. Thea Sperelakis, diagnosed as a teen with Asperger's syndrome, has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind, and a remarkable recall of details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden agendas and interpersonal conflicts have led her to leave the complex, money-driven dynamics of the hospital, and to embrace working with the poor, embattled patients of Doctors Without Borders. Her father, Petros, is one of the most celebrated internal medicine specialists in the world, and the founder of the cutting-edge Sperelakis Center for Diagnostic Medicine at Boston's sprawling, powerful Beaumont Clinic. Thea's rewarding life in Africa is turned upside-down when Petros is severely injured by a hit-and-run driver. He is in the Beaumont ICU, in a deep coma. No one thinks he will survive. Thea must return home. Two of Petros' other children, both physicians, battle Thea and her eccentric brother, Dimitri, by demanding that treatment for their father be withheld. As Thea uncovers the facts surrounding the disaster, it seems more and more to be no accident. Petros, himself, is the only witness. Who would want him dead? The answers are trapped in his brain . . . until he looks at Thea and begins slowly to blink a terrifying message. In The Second Opinion, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test. With sympathetic characters and twists and betrayals that come from the most unlikely places, The Second Opinion will make you question...everything.

Illustrated temperance anecdotes; or, Facts and figures for the platform and the people, compiled by the editor of the 'British workman'.

Illustrated temperance anecdotes; or, Facts and figures for the platform and the people, compiled by the editor of the 'British workman'.
A Book

by Illustrated temperance anecdotes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MANUiTiuS COVENANT

MANUiTiuS COVENANT
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PLANET EARTH

by R. Handley * T. Hildebrandt * B. Price

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-10-13
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9781456795115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Disney's World

Disney's World
A Book

by Leonard Mosley

  • Publisher : Scarborough House
  • Release : 1990-10-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 158979656X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Documents the stunning accomplishments of Disney's imaginative genius. It is not a flattering portrait. Library Journal

Hope To Die

Hope To Die
A Book

by Lawrence Block

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-07-22
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 140913010X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fifteenth Matt Scudder mystery from NEW YORK TIMES bestseller Lawrence Block. Byrne and Susan Hollander stroll home from a concert on a fine summer's evening in New York. Some hours later, their daughter Kristin arrives home to discover her parents brutally killed and the house ransacked. She also finds she is now a very young millionaire. A few days later the police trace the two killers to an apartment in Coney Island, and both are dead. One killed the other before turning the gun on himself - at least that's the way it looks. So that's another case solved. But for Matt Scudder it's only the beginning. The more he looks into it, the more things look wrong to him. There's a murderer out there, and he's just getting started. Pitted in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Scudder is up against the most resourceful and diabolical killer of his career.

Rabbit Bones

Rabbit Bones
Redemption

by A.L. Tyler

  • Publisher : Addisyn L Tyler
  • Release : 2014-11-21
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gina Gillespie is dead. That's what the invitation to the funeral said, tucked into an envelope next to a prepaid ticket home. But when Ember returns to the island of Tulukaruk, she finds that things aren't exactly as she remembers them. People are acting strange, and her sister claims she didn't send a death announcement or an invitation to the funeral. Their mother has been dead for several months, having drowned earlier that year. No one called Ember, because her mother wouldn't have wanted her to come. What's worse, though she won't say how or why, her sister believes that it was murder. She's pegged it on the person Ember would have thought the least capable of such an act: the local bartender and fashion icon that took her in when her mother threw her out--Zinnia Knox.Gina Gillespie is dead. That's what the invitation to the funeral said, tucked into an envelope next to a prepaid ticket home. But when Ember returns to the island of Tulukaruk, she finds that things aren't exactly as she remembers them. People are acting strange, and her sister claims she didn't send a death announcement or an invitation to the funeral. Their mother has been dead for several months, having drowned earlier that year. No one called Ember, because her mother wouldn't have wanted her to come. What's worse, though she won't say how or why, her sister believes that it was murder. She's pegged it on the person Ember would have thought the least capable of such an act: the local bartender and fashion icon that took her in when her mother threw her out--Zinnia Knox. Keywords: teen fiction kindle book ebook romance young adult fantasy story love series family paranormal magic coming age girl sci fi contemporary urban ya forbidden new adult horror relationship novel high school friendship alpha ghost supernatural house teenage vampire monster desire heart blood power shapeshifter best friends hunter psychic kiss spirit revenge gothic metaphysical affair

Idols of Modernity

Idols of Modernity
Movie Stars of the 1920s

by Patrice Petro

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2010-03-04
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0813549299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from the silent era into the emergence of sound. Bringing together the best new work on cinema and stardom in the 1920s, this illustrated collection showcases the range of complex social, institutional, and aesthetic issues at work in American cinema of this time. Attentive to stardom as an ensemble of texts, contexts, and social phenomena stretching beyond the cinema, major scholars provide careful analysis of the careers of both well-known and now forgotten stars of the silent and early sound era—Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, the Talmadge sisters, Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, Greta Garbo, Anna May Wong, Emil Jannings, Al Jolson, Ernest Morrison, Noble Johnson, Evelyn Preer, Lincoln Perry, and Marie Dressler.

Dark Redemption

Dark Redemption
The Spider Catcher, Rabbit Bones, Serpent's Bite

by A.L. Tyler

  • Publisher : Addisyn L Tyler
  • Release : 2017-02-02
  • Pages : 699
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This omnibus edition includes the first 3 novels in A.L. Tyler's Redemption Series: The Spider Catcher Rabbit Bones Serpent's Bite Ember Gillespie was sent away from the island of Tulukaruk when she was only a child. Now returning as a teenager, she's finding that the life she idealized from afar is actually a living nightmare, complete with a deranged family that is trying to drive her away and a town full of creepy people. Her only refuge from the constant strain comes from the subtle and mysterious Acton, who has taken her under his wing, and a dark friendship that seems to have the potential to ignite into romance. The only thing more shocking than her family's rejection is the reason they want her leave. Her sister, Thalia, confesses that the town is inhabited by demons. Their mother believes that Acton is particularly dangerous and bent on revenge. Ember knows her mother is crazy. But as she starts losing her memories and waking up to strange notes that she's left herself, she begins to believe her mother may also be right.

The Science of Self-Control

The Science of Self-Control
A Book

by Howard Rachlin

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2004-03-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0674266536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book proposes a new science of self-control based on the principles of behavioral psychology and economics. Claiming that insight and self-knowledge are insufficient for controlling one's behavior, Howard Rachlin argues that the only way to achieve such control--and ultimately happiness--is through the development of harmonious patterns of behavior. Most personal problems with self-control arise because people have difficulty delaying immediate gratification for a better future reward. The alcoholic prefers to drink now. If she is feeling good, a drink will make her feel better. If she is feeling bad, a drink will make her feel better. The problem is that drinking will eventually make her feel worse. This sequence--the consistent choice of a highly valued particular act (such as having a drink or a smoke) that leads to a low-valued pattern of acts--is called "the primrose path." To avoid it, the author presents a strategy of "soft commitment," consisting of the development of valuable patterns of behavior that bridge over individual temptations. He also proposes, from economics, the concept of the substitutability of "positive addictions," such as social activity or exercise, for "negative addictions," such as drug abuse or overeating. Self-control may be seen as the interaction with one's own future self. Howard Rachlin shows that indeed the value of the whole--of one's whole life--is far greater than the sum of the values of its individual parts.