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This Is Not My Beautiful Life

This Is Not My Beautiful Life
A Memoir

by Victoria Fedden

  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1250075297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S TEN MOST ANTICIPATED MEMOIRS OF THE SEASON IF YOU THINK IT SUCKS TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU’RE THIRTY-SIX AND NINE MONTHS PREGNANT, JUST WAIT TILL THE DEA COMES KNOCKING (WITH THE IRS IN TOW): WELCOME TO VICTORIA FEDDEN’S LIFE. When a squad of federal agents burst through her parents’ front door, Victoria Fedden felt ill-prepared to meet them: She was weeks away from her due date and her T-shirt wasn’t long enough to hide her maternity undies. As for the question of how to raise a child when you’ve just discovered that your mother and stepfather have allegedly masterminded a pump-and-dump scheme? She was pretty sure that wasn’t covered in What to Expect When You’re Expecting—and she really hoped that Bradford Cohen, the noted criminal defense attorney who famously waived his exemption on The Apprentice, would prove them innocent. This Is Not My Beautiful Life is the story of how Victoria lost her parents to prison and nearly lost her mind. No one ever said motherhood would be easy, but as she struggles to change diapers, install car seats, and find the right drop-off line at pre-school—no easy task, when each one is named for a stage in the lifecycle of a f*cking butterfly—she’s also forced to ask herself whether a jump-suit might actually complement her mom’s platinum-blonde extensions and fend off the cast of shady, stranger-than-fiction characters (like the recovering addict who scored a reality show when he started an escort service for women) who populated her parents’ world. A real-life Arrested Development that could only unfold in southern Florida, This Is Not My Beautiful Life is a hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving memoir of a just-functional family you’ll never forget.

My Beautiful Life: An Autobiography

My Beautiful Life: An Autobiography
A Book

by Susie Barry

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1312594632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An every day tale of heroism in small measures. A young girl's journey to adulthood and the wrong relationships that threaten to steal her innocence. Guided by her faith and a close bond with Nature, she struggles to find freedom.

Hineni: My Walk Into Beautiful Life

Hineni: My Walk Into Beautiful Life

by S. Joshua Mendel

  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 2014-12-22
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 145662380X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every so often, our practical, science-dominated world is gifted with a mystic; a spirit-based, spirit-directed person. The world doesn't know how to deal with these people. They are disrespected at the very least, often bullied, sometimes drugged into submission and even institutionalized. Without recognition and support, the mystic believes there is something wrong with them. Unhealed, these individuals may abuse themselves. . . to the point that they might even consider killing themselves. . . and do so. This book chronicles the author's 40-year journey of healing and personal growth; learning to accept himself as a gifted, hypersensitive, gay mystic. Mismatched to the norms and demands of his family, home religion, peers, and society, the author was a depressed, immature, and fearful recluse for 26 years of his life. Contemplating suicide at age 21, he heard a Voice. Learning to listen and follow that Voice, the author employed a range of traditional—and untraditional—religious and spiritual thought systems. The span of "technologies" include western and eastern religions, Quakerism, Twelve Step programs, the Course in Miracles, Men's work, past life regression, and channeling (automatic writing). In a Vision, this nontheist, birthright Jew realized to his surprise that The Voice guiding him on his journey was Jesus. Hineni is an intensely personal and frank autobiography; an ethical will of how the author became a whole, human being, and what he learned and is still learning on his journey. This book can start a reader thinking about places s/he have been spiritually, as well as the places s/he might go. Hineni clearly shows that life is a journey; not a destination. That the tools and guides on that journey are personal integrity and inner guidance. And that any time or effort spent learning in any community or spiritual discipline is never a waste, because any and all efforts and understanding get incorporated in who that person is becoming. . . and we are all "becoming" until we leave the planet. The reader is encouraged—and challenged—to ask what s/he knows and believes on the basic questions of being human. . . being a spiritual being having a human experience.

Love Remains Undefined

Love Remains Undefined

by Mousumi Kalita Sachdeva

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1947202111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When two hearts are destined to meet, impossibilities turn into possibilities. A story within a story, Love Remains Undefined is a true account of two strangers, who become Facebook friends and finally become more than friends, only to keep the end unpredictable. Intellectual conversations lead to personal ones, and the story tells another story to the readers. Their conversations continue, with few promises, sacrificing their desires. She pushes him away in fear, and he embraces silence in the hope of meeting her one day. The identities of the protagonists remain untold till the end, allowing readers to work on multiple endings. Will she meet him? Will he be able to witness the beauty he had been admiring for a long time? Will they unite, or is he destined to be with Alankrita, his girlfriend?

Sudden Death Beautiful Life

Sudden Death Beautiful Life
A Book

by Jaime Alvarez

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2016-11-02
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1524646601
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to die and the effect it would have on your loved ones? Have you wondered what happens to your spirit when life leaves your body? Sudden Death, Beautiful Life is the true story of one mans death and visit to the after-life region. On June 27, 2015, at 7:15 a.m., Jaime Alvarez died physically but not spiritually. Immediately after dying a sudden death from cardiac arrest, his being was transported away from his dead corpse and into a realm that human words struggle to describe. In this new dimension, fear and anxiety did not exist. Time was no longer relevant, and there was no need for choice! From Jaimes vantage point, he could clearly see the life-and-death struggle to try to save his discarded physical body. I encourage you to read Sudden Death Beautiful Life and see why we do not have to fear dying.

This Beautiful Life

This Beautiful Life
A Book

by Helen Schulman

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0857896245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It could happen to any family... What if it happened to yours? When the Bergamots move to the city, they're unsure how well they'll adapt. Soon though, Richard is consumed by his new job and Liz, who has given up her career, is hectically playing mother to six-year-old Coco and fifteen-year-old Jake. But the day Jake unthinkingly forwards a sexually explicit email attachment sent to him by a young girl is the last day of the Bergamots' comfortable middle-class existence. Within hours, the video clip is not only all over Jake's school, but all over the city - and all over the internet. Faced with impossible choices, what Richard and Liz do next risks destroying not only their marriage, their daughter and their place in the community, but also Jake - the child they have set out to protect. The controversial and explosive story of how one email can tear a family apart. 'One of the most gifted writers of our generation.' Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit From the Goon Squad 'A gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story of family, dilemma and consequence.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Farewell, My Beautiful Homeland

Farewell, My Beautiful Homeland
A Book

by Ahmet Ümit

  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1785271040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking place in Istanbul, Salonika, Paris and Macedonia between 1908 and 1926, ‘Farewell, My Beautiful Homeland’ is the story of lives that have been turned upside down by rebellion, revolution and war. It is the story of the Greek declaration of independence, of the Jews of Salonika being forced into exile, of the Bulgarians fighting for their independence and of the decline of the Ottoman Empire and the struggle to create a new nation out of its crumbling ruins. It is also the story of one man’s search for his true calling amidst the chaos of a turbulent historical era, the story of a man caught between his love for his country and his love for his woman. ‘Farewell, My Beautiful Homeland’ is a story of unfulfilled dreams and the call of history. And underpinning it all is one fundamental question, one fundamental struggle: which takes precedence – the state or the people?

Already Toast

Already Toast
Caregiving and Burnout in America

by Kate Washington

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2021-03-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0807011754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of one woman’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support. Already Toast shows how all-consuming caregiving can be, how difficult it is to find support, and how the social and literary narratives that have long locked women into providing emotional labor also keep them in unpaid caregiving roles. When Kate Washington and her husband, Brad, learned that he had cancer, they were a young couple: professionals with ascending careers, parents to two small children. Brad’s diagnosis stripped those identities away: he became a patient and she his caregiver. Brad’s cancer quickly turned aggressive, necessitating a stem-cell transplant that triggered a massive infection, robbing him of his eyesight and nearly of his life. Kate acted as his full-time aide to keep him alive, coordinating his treatments, making doctors’ appointments, calling insurance companies, filling dozens of prescriptions, cleaning commodes, administering IV drugs. She became so burned out that, when she took an online quiz on caregiver self-care, her result cheerily declared: “You’re already toast!” Through it all, she felt profoundly alone, but, as she later learned, she was in fact one of millions: an invisible army of family caregivers working every day in America, their unpaid labor keeping our troubled healthcare system afloat. Because our culture both romanticizes and erases the realities of care work, few caregivers have shared their stories publicly. As the baby-boom generation ages, the number of family caregivers will continue to grow. Readable, relatable, timely, and often raw, Already Toast—with its clear call for paying and supporting family caregivers—is a crucial intervention in that conversation, bringing together personal experience with deep research to give voice to those tasked with the overlooked, vital work of caring for the seriously ill.

The Journey to the Beautiful Life

The Journey to the Beautiful Life
A Book

by Sandy Dennis

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2014-09-19
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 149084273X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you living the life of your dreams? Is your life a celebration, splashing over with peace, joy, and victory? To make this a reality, join me on The Journey to the Beautiful Life. Gracing the pages of this book are 70 unforgettable paintings, inviting you to escape and slip away into a world that is beautiful, peaceful, and yet enchanting. This life enriching book contains over 200 powerful writings and heartwarming stories, selective scriptures, and more than 450 thought provoking quotations empowering you to live the abundant, Beautiful Life God designed for you. So come with me on an exciting journey - a journey that will change your life forever...

Recipes for a Beautiful Life

Recipes for a Beautiful Life
A Memoir in Stories

by Rebecca Barry

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1416593373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing with “a delicate, beautiful balance of wit and yearning” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert), Rebecca Barry’s poignant take on creativity, marriage, and motherhood will make you laugh and cry—sometimes at the same time. When Rebecca Barry, writer, mother, cat lady, and aspiring meditator, and her husband moved to upstate New York to start their family, they were optimistic that they’d be able to build a life they’d love: one connected to nature and extended family, one where they could invest in their artistic dreams, spend time with their children, live cheaply, and eat well. Naturally, things didn’t turn out to be so simple: the lovely old house they bought to fix up needed lots of repair, their children wouldn’t sleep, and the novel Rebecca had dreamed of writing simply wouldn’t come to her. “Anecdotal, funny, and telling, with the kinds of momentary glimpses of ordinary days that reflect something larger” (The New York Times), Recipes for a Beautiful Life is about reveling in the extraordinary moments in daily life while trying to balance marriage, children, extended family, and creative work. The book is an excellent companion for mothers with small children, but it also speaks to anyone trying to find meaning in their work or a life that is truer to the heart. Full of great dialogue, tongue-in-cheek recipes (Angry Mommy Tea), and tips on things like how to keep your house clean (“just don’t let anyone in”), Recipes captures the sweetness and beauty of answering your soul’s longing, as well as the difficulty, struggle, and humor that goes along with it. Mostly it is about the realization that a beautiful life, for this author, meant a rich, often chaotic, creative one. Or, as Redbook said when it featured the book in its “5 fabulous, even life-changing new reads” column: “Contentment isn’t about getting everything…but finding magic in the mess.”

Carnival

Carnival
A Book

by Tom LaPorte

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2002-01-27
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1469713535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My mama always said, “Andy, impulsive choices bring consequences like lingering house guests.” I never paid attention to her admonition, mostly because I have always hated anyone to call me Andy. By not heeding her poignant advice and falling prey to my own petty idiosyncrasies, I missed the lesson regarding consideration of my actions and how they affect other people, and especially that my behavior always has a consequence, good or bad. I finally got the point and I have since etched mama’s axiom on my eyelids. On a business trip to Florida I met a prostitute, Yulee. Two months later, I returned looking for her on an erotic impulse. The illicit quest placed my marriage, career and life in jeopardy. This one poor choice dropped me into a mire of deceit and conspiracy driven by a seedy sexual subculture, which pitted me against myself as my own worst adversary. Within two days I had lost control, spiraling into a vortex of my own guilt, paranoia and psychological self-flagellation. I am sure the end of my intense and colorful carnival ride will shock you as much as it did me.

The Darker Side of a Beautiful Life

The Darker Side of a Beautiful Life
A Book

by E. M. Lee

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2013-08-14
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN : 1483656802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I wanted to dedicate this work to my best friend ky, and her family and to my ever supportive family. I love you all.

A Messy, Beautiful Life

A Messy, Beautiful Life
A Book

by Sara Jade Alan

  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 1640633545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life is funny sometimes. And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die. So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.

Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood

Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood
A Book

by Nikki McWatters

  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Release : 2018-06-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0702261491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wild roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of motherhood and mental illnessAt 26, Nikki found herself knocking on her best friend’s door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys – all she had in the world. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of her life through poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, friendships, lust, love and loss.Whether she was cleaning the houses of millionaires to put food on the table, falling hard for The Wiggles, drowning in cask wine, living in a tent or dealing with predatory landlords, Nikki refused to go under and tethered her survival to her love for her children, which pulled her through the darkest days.In Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood, the struggles are raw but the laughs are loud and the love is palpable. Being a poor, mad mother has its challenges but Nikki McWatters humanises the face of poverty, while arm-wrestling her mental illness into submission and packing school lunches like a boss. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is a powerful, touching and wildly entertaining story of maternal endurance.

So Me

So Me
A Book

by Graham Norton

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-12-08
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1444717774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Graham Norton, whose impish charm and quick wit has earned him a place in our hearts, looks back at his life so far. In his own words, SO ME is 'a real romp through a journey from living in a cockroach-infested council flat in Hackney to buying Claudia Schiffer's townhouse in Manhattan, from my mother dragging me to school to me dragging her to Sharon Stone's house for New Year's brunch'. From a not-so miserable Irish childhood to dropping out of Cork University and joining a commune of hippies in San Francisco, from his disastrous attempts at becoming a serious actor to the rise of his comedy career in London, this is a hilarious, insightful and moving account of a colourful life.

What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking?
58 Bad Boyfriend Stories

by Barbara Davilman,Liz Dubelman

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2009-02-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1429958820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The stories you are about to read are true. Often hilarious and always relatable, they all describe the moment when good sense and simple self-respect triumph over the human need to be loved—or, at least, the need to be with a particular man. The relationship may not last beyond lunch, or it may linger for weeks, months, or even years. But inside, you know: it's over. What Was I Thinking?58 Bad Boyfriend Stories includes contributions from: Francesca Lia Block Bonnie Bruckheimer Cindy Chupack Kate Coe Melinda Culea Carrie Fisher Wendy Hammers Nicole Hollander Maira Kalman Lisa Napoli Lynn Snowden Picket Mimi Pond Rachel Resnick Penny Stallings Laurie Winer Amy Wruble Whether the story is funny, sad, poignant, sweet, or just plain psychotic—we bet you can't read just one.

Two's Company

Two's Company
A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business

by Suzanne Somers

  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2017-11-14
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0451498275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In her most personal and inspiring book yet, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Somers shows readers how to shape a healthy, lasting relationship through the lens of her fifty-year love affair with her husband, Alan Hamel. For the first time, Suzanne will expose the inner workings of her marriage: a winning combination of love, business, and family. Starting from the very beginning, when a big-city guy from Toronto met a small-town girl from San Bruno, California, readers will get a behind-the-scenes perspective on Suzanne’s groundbreaking success as a TV star and Las Vegas diva, multiple-bestselling author, and successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, along with her more personal life as a mother, partner, and ultimately self-fulfilled woman. Through fame, fortune, sickness and blended families, Suzanne and Alan have kept the vitality of their marriage alive— together 24/7 (and haven't spent a night apart in 37 years), and combining business savvy in their constantly evolving relationship. Now, Suzanne reveals hard-won advice on how to rely on another person without sacrificing individual strengths. In this mixture of love story, memoir, and practical guide, readers, too, will discover how to forge and maintain a true partnership that’s built to last.

A Beautiful Life in Berlin, New Hampshire

A Beautiful Life in Berlin, New Hampshire
A Book

by Henry R. Lambert

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2009-11-24
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9781449037697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the time of the depression the president of United States Roosevelt did very good to help the people and keep the family healthy by having people working with WPA also to keep the young man off the streets by having civil concentration camp to help the families also.

Power Harness: Living a New Existence

Power Harness: Living a New Existence
A Book

by IMoonISun

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2015-09-26
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 1503593088
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Welcome to my world, Im going to take you into the mind of an individual who found her power through spirituality and womanhood. No physical teacher, no physical mentor, no specific religion, no special woman teacher only the guides, angels, relatives of the past, the shadows of my soul in my dreams, waking life and intuition to receive guidance from. For this special moment in time, I use my seemingly lonely journey to unveil a new way to exist in true power. A truth no one will be able to validate for you as it a journey you must endure alone, despite the fact that your physical reality may share space with others. Understand the importance of me sharing this book with you as I write this to you as a dear friend. I hope to showcase my quirky, light humored side in this writing while breaking down my spiritual beliefs on how to get unstuck through finding your personal power. Offering a refreshing break to seeking readers (who have also enjoyed serious-tone books) an opportunity to access their issue from a different lens. I believe this piece will offer a different spiritual approach to often heavy life obstacles. Its unique qualities hold a balance of simplicity and relatable writing; a form true to who I am with hopes of connecting to others. I finally realized I had everything I needed to change my life. Hopefully, this book will inspire beauty during hard times.

SOULMATE

SOULMATE
It is not just a love story but a life-changing story

by CHARMI VYAS MEHTA

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release : 2019-05-14
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1645870545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Soulmate is not just a love story but a life-changing story. It talks about every phase of life from teenage to adulthood. This book describes a small town girl named Chitra, afraid to fit in the world full of fake people. She lacks self-confidence but acts like she is a very strong personality. She strongly believes in true love and miracles. One day, she meets a boy named Jimit—her teacher. She falls for him instantly and tries to attract him. She has never felt like this before and thinks she has some strong connection with him. Will she succeed in attracting Jimit? If not, what will happen next? Will they just have a teacher-student relationship? Or will they forget each other after she completes her studies? If everything is perfect in their story, then who is Varun? Who is Chitra’s soulmate? All these questions are answered in this book. It is a journey which gives a true sense of living a positive life. It also talks about the strong relationship between souls. It takes a spiritual turn in terms of knowing your own worth and loving yourself. It teaches to fight the worst situations and celebrate success with your own self where the soul is deeply connected. It reflects the true meaning of love without expectations. A must read for those who are in a quest to find their soulmate.