As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives us a chance to see Paley not only as a writer and "troublemaker" but also as a daughter, sister, mother, and ...
Author: Grace Paley
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Literary Collections
This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives us a chance to see Paley not only as a writer and "troublemaker" but also as a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. Through her descriptions of her childhood in the Bronx and her experiences as an antiwar activist to her lectures on writing and her recollections of other writers, these pieces are always alive with Paley's inimitable voice, humor, and wisdom.
Author: Wissenschaftlerin NotizbucherPublish On: 2019-08
Dieses Tagebuch ist ein perfektes Geschenk für Freunde und Familie, männlich oder weiblich.
Author: Wissenschaftlerin Notizbucher
Dieses Tagebuch ist ein perfektes Geschenk für Freunde und Familie, männlich oder weiblich. Weitere Merkmale dieses Notizbuches sind: - 120 Seiten - DIN A5 - mattes Cover Dieses Buch ist zum Schreiben geeignet. Es hat die perfekte Größe, um es überallhin mitzunehmen, zum Aufzeichnen und Notieren.
and just as god had told me to. And do to the fact of what god has just revealed to
me. I realized that I had nothing to be ... like everything that's in this life. After she
stated this I then thought, well until that time comes I will keep going with faith ...
Author: Cassie Louis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Hi, my name is Cassie Louis, and the purpose of me writing my book is, I was diagnosed with the HIV virus five years ago. I must say, God has put on my heart, and he has also changed my heart so that I can help, change, and heal souls that are struggling with this same illness. Now I personally want to also help, change, and heal souls that are struggling with this illness. I know without a fact and without a doubt that many souls are suffering with the struggles of this illness. I know because I have come in contact with many, and they all state the same struggles as I have once had in my past. To your thought, my book is all about freeing the souls that is currently struggling and suffering today with the HIV virus and AIDS. And also I want to save the world with my healing and with my blessings. My book is stating to the victims that they can live again simply because they have stopped due to the fact of the stereotyping and the opinions of others in this world. My book will talk to their souls and their hearts. My book will put smiles on their faces. They will never frown again when relating to this illness, which is the HIV virus and AIDS. When theyve read my book, they will laugh instead of always cry. When the victims read my book, they will then know and feel the security of God. They will say I am just fine only and just because God is in control and because he is going to allow me to live. As they read, the victims will recover from their pain and they will gain back the lives that they had lost. They will see the sunshine from the sun, and they will see the light from life again. But this time, it will be a different light. It will be the light of grace coming to rescue, save, and welcome them back into the life that they never thought they had, which is the spiritual life. The life where your experience pure happiness, joy, blessings, happy and cherished moments, peace, and much more. So when my book is and has changed and saved lives, then I will say to myself and to God that I have made a difference to the world. My heart will be contented, and also it will be at peace, knowing that I have indeed changed, saved and also healed the world. The Xlibris Publishing Company is my reason and also my synopsis of what my book is all about. And I want to thank you from my heart and my life for helping me accomplish this mission. Because overall, its about others and saving souls.
My mother's mother died of tuberculosis when my mother was only two years old,
so Mom never did get a good look at her own mother's feet. But I have a ... I spent
the next week in abject agony, Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg • 9.
Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg is Kathie Lee Gifford’s triumphant laugh-out-loud celebration of forging ahead with gusto, even long after we’re old enough to know better. Age, after all, isn’t a number, it’s a state of mind, and being fertile isn’t just about having babies, it’s about being passionate and creative. Writing with the candor of a friend who knows where the bodies are buried, Kathie Lee reveals the truth every woman of a certain age knows but won’t admit: that we love our kids every second of every day but are counting the minutes till they’re ready to go off to college, that even though gravity is a constant force, not all parts of our bodies droop at the same rate, and that life and show business share one simple rule: “Don’t sit by the phone and wait for a man or a job.” Full of warmth, humor, and down-to-earth wisdom, this wonderful book is a delectable read for grown-ups of all ages.
My parents always taught Kirby and me we were just as good as anybody and,
because we were black males, in many cases ... In a lot of ways I thought I was
better than drag queens even though we both slept with members of the same
Author: E. Lynn Harris
E. Lynn Harris's blend of rich, romantic storytelling and controversial contemporary issues like race and bisexuality have found an enthusiastic and diverse audience across America. Readers celebrate the arrival in paperback of his second novel, Just As I Am, which picks up where Invisible Life left off, introducing Harris's appealing and authentic characters to a new set of joys, conflicts, and choices. Raymond, a young black lawyer from the South, struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and with the grim reality of AIDS. Nicole, an aspiring singer/actress, experiences frustration in both her career and in her attempts to find a genuine love relationship. Both characters share an eclectic group of friends who challenge them, and the reader, to look at themselves and the world around thern through different eyes. By portraying Nicole's and Raymond's joys, as well as their pain, Harris never ceases to remind us that life, like love, is about self-acceptance. In this vivid portrait of contemporary black life, with all its pressures and the complications of bisexuality, AIDS, and racism, Harris confirms a faith in the power of love -- love of all kinds -- to thrill and to heal, which will warm the hearts of readers everywhere.
There is no greater sin in the world than to have self-pity or selfloathing thoughts.
Your true self is a ... Just as we have those negative thoughts on repeat, we must
put an effort toward replacing those thoughts with positive ones. I exercised two ...
Author: Paul Nijar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Growing up, we go through many struggles. The manner of which we deal with those struggles differs from person to person. Paul took a different method for overcoming those challenges he faced. For all the negativity, frustration, anger, depression, and the lack of self-worth he had in his life, he looked toward his journal. He wrote in his journal as if having a conversation with himself. Paul dedicated all his writing to coaching himself toward finding a positive perspective and greater understanding of his life experiences. He now seeks to help others through the insights he gained.
Author: Mixed Fun PublishingPublish On: 2019-08-23
You're looking for a funny Joke or Pun to get all the laughs? Then this is the perfect notebook journal and composition notebook for a good Laugh with your friends and colleagues on 120 sites Dot Grid.
Author: Mixed Fun Publishing
Publisher: Independently Published
You're looking for a funny Joke or Pun to get all the laughs? Then this is the perfect notebook journal and composition notebook for a good Laugh with your friends and colleagues on 120 sites Dot Grid. Awesome premium cover with the best Funny and sarcastic Puns and ironic Jokes For Family and Friends. Why don't you take a look on our other Funny Puns themed notebooks?
Author: Scientist PublishingPublish On: 2019-08-05
This journal is a perfect gift for friends and family, male or female. Other features of this notebook are: - 120 pages - 6x9 inches - matte cover This book is convenient for writing.
Author: Scientist Publishing
This journal is a perfect gift for friends and family, male or female. Other features of this notebook are: - 120 pages - 6x9 inches - matte cover This book is convenient for writing. It has the perfect size to carry anywhere for journaling and note taking.
... great spiritual harm. Do not ever become satisfied to feed only on salvation, but
rather seek to move on to a deeper life in the Lord, getting to know Him more
intimately every day. HE will take care of you 1 Peter 5:7 Cast 359 Just A Thought
Author: Ernie Jelliff
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Just a Thought is a collection of daily devotionals which have been sent to the people of Daybreak Ministries, friends, family, and many others. These "thoughts" have not been written necessarily for the purpose of making one feel good or comfortable, but rather they are by design intended to spur the reader on to a deeper intimate walk with God and service to the King of kings. Readers whose lives have been affected have asked for these devotionals in book form so they will be able to share them with others. These thoughts have been sent as emails to all parts of the country and many have reported forwarding them on to others, who in turn have asked to be added to the daily list, enabling them to be received directly. It is my earnest hope and prayer that you will be blessed, challenged and drawn closer to the Lord Jesus Christ as you read. You can contact the author at: Ernie Jelliff 165 Park Road, Wellsboro, Pa 16901 [email protected] Daybreak Ministries can be found on the web at www.daybreakministriespa.org
Kate and everything else just as well as I could, and our mental maps shifted
even more. I know mothers and fathers who were much more proactive than
David and I were about making sure both of them got practice. Jeanne described
Author: Kristin Maschka
Category: Family & Relationships
An important look at motherhood and family dynamics in the 21st century?by the national spokesperson of Mothers & More. Kristin Maschka, past president of Mothers & More, a national organization with more than 140 chapters across the country, shines a spotlight on the complex issues mothers face?at work, in their homes, their lives, and with their partners? and shows how the hidden assumptions that society, the media, public policy, and women themselves hold about motherhood can sabotage a mother?s happiness. Maschka weaves together her own story, anecdotes from mothers all over the country, and a deep knowledge of history and society to offer mothers a comforting, often funny read that helps them see themselves and the world around them in a whole new way. At the same time she provides specific actions women can take today to remodel motherhood to live the lives they always thought they would.
I intended, from the beginning, to write a book that was more than just “another
one of those dog books.” I wanted to write about a man whose heart is torn and
pulled at in every direction, someone who tries to identify and face down his ...
Author: Pete Nelson
Publisher: Algonquin Books
For Paul Gustavson, life is a succession of obstacles, a minefield of mistakes to stumble through. His wife has left him, his father has suffered a stroke, his girlfriend is dating another man, he has impotency issues, and his overachieving brother invested his parents’ money in stocks that tanked. Still, Paul has his friends at Bay State bar, a steady line of cocktails, and Stella. Stella is Paul’s dog. She listens with compassion to all his complaints about the injustices of life and gives him better counsel than any human could. Their relationship is at the heart of this poignantly funny and deeply moving story about a man trying to fix his past in order to save his future.
Paul arrived a couple of hours later , and just as soon as we had finished supper
my dad dropped us off at our favorite woods along the banks of the Little Wabash
. The twilight turned to darkness as we carried our stuff in and set up camp .
Author: Dan Rodgers
Category: Carmi (Ill.)
A collection of short stories about camping trips and family get-togethers during the author's childhood, most of them embellished but with a modicum of truth.
It wouldn ' t hurt me to tell him now , I thought , to make a red - letter day of it , to
ask Mel and Cleveland and Chantelle to ... think about making the bed but don ' t
make the bed . . . just as I thought about going over and inviting Mel to come and
Just as I thought, he has two huge blisters. I told them that if they swung the
sledgehammer long enough—fora few days—their hands would toughen and
form calluses. Just like swinging asledgehammer, when you have to work at
Author: Jeff Pries
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Live at Five is the story of Natalie Neff and her struggles to discover purpose and direction in her life. Just out of college, she's faced with daunting challenges both personally and professionally. Based on the book of James, Live at Five portrays the practical advice of James in a light-hearted, culturally relevant way. LIQUID is a DVD-based experience featuring five 10-minute episodes in each series, as well as a 96-page Reflection Guide with questions and leader's tips. Each episode introduces present-day characters whose problems and struggles mirror biblical stories, illustrating that God's word is as true today as it was when it was written. With emotionally provoking videos, introspective questions, and tips for leading a small group, LIQUID is the perfect experience for individual growth or small group study.
Now or Never I thought I'd just sit down at the computer and see what flowed out
of my brain onto the blank page, and since I always work from a title, that title just
popped into my head. Now what does that mean? Can I write an entire memoir ...
Author: Arthur L. Sterne
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What impressed me most...are the intricate and artistic detail with which Art describes the settings and the depth and sensitivity of the emotions expressed in each memoir. Reba Boyd Wooden, Executive Director, Center for Inquiry, Indiana A retired psychologist shares over eighty poignant, humorous, and entertaining memoirs highlighting his life, from his birth at home in Hudson Falls, New York, to his current experiences as a widower and freethinker. Arthur L. Sterne, Ph.D. has spent his life curious about people and as a result, many of his memoirs reflect his power of keen observation and wonderful sense of humor. His compilation of anecdotes begins with his early life in Jacksonville, Florida, then with his experiences at Vanderbilt University where he met Ann, a nursing student who stole his heart and later became his wife of forty-four years, and continues in Indianapolis, where he once saw Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich perform. As he moves through the retelling of his favorite memories, Sterne covers such relatable topics as politics, religion, aging, and rebuilding a life after the death of a spouse. In Things I Know or Think I Know or Thought I Knew or Who Knows? Sterne encourages others to think, pose questions and look for answers, ultimately viewing the world in a new light.
Author: Niels Voigt-SchusterPublish On: 2019-10-22
Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you? This is a perfect blank, lined notebook for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists.
Author: Niels Voigt-Schuster
Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you? This is a perfect blank, lined notebook for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists. Also a great creativity gift for decoration or for a notebook for school or office! This notebook is an excellent accessory for your desk at home or at the office. It's the perfect travel size to fit in a laptop bag or backpack. Use it on the go and you will keep all of your notes and reminders in organized in one place. Professionally designed this 6x9 notebook provides the medium for you to detail your thoughts. Buy your notebook today and begin to fill the pre-lined pages with your heart's desire. Your new notebook includes: Fresh white paper 100 pages 6x9 inch format Paper color: White We have even more wonderful titles that you'll enjoy! Be sure to click on the author name for other great notebook ideas.
After all, there were no jewels inside it—just a heap of ashes. Butthis never
happened,and little bylittleI was forcedto conclude that my dead mother wasstill
roaming around the world, just as shehad done inlife. It was a strangely poetic
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Literary Collections
One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's popular monthly show--and illuminates the powerful role storytelling plays in all our lives When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced The National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success, but the volume of submissions was astounding. Letters, emails, faxes poured in on a daily basis- more than 4,000 of them by the time the project celebrated its first birthday. Everyone, it seemed, had a story to tell. I Thought My Father Was God gathers 180 of these personal, true-life accounts in a single, powerful volume. They come from people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Half of the contributors are men; half are women. They live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, and they come from 42 different states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary, and most describe a single incident in the writer's life. Some are funny, like the story of how a Ku Klux Klan member's beloved dog rushed out into the street during the annual KKK parade and unmasked his owner as the whole town looked on. Some are mysterious, like the story of a woman who watched a white chicken walk purposefully down a street in Portland, Oregon, hop up some porch steps, knock on the door-and calmly enter the house. Many involve the closing of a loop, like the one about the woman who lost her mother's ashes in a burglary and recovered them five years later from the mortuary of a local church. Hilarious blunders, wrenching coincidences, brushes with death, miraculous encounters, improbable ironies, premonitions, sorrows, pains, dreams-this singular collection encompasses an extraordinary range of settings, time periods, and subjects. A testament to the important role storytelling plays in all our lives, I Thought My Father Was God offers a rare glimpse into the American soul.
I know they love me very much; it's just that they can be very insensitive at times.
Stereotyping is a form of blaming and reducing—two of the primary ingredients
for creating shame. If we want to move from blame to connection and compassion
Author: Brené Brown
Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
It still isn't clear to me how she knew shecould reach me inVienna and not
inMadrid, I thought. ... Ialso wondered whether it wasn't senseless to part with
myVienna apartmentjustnow, in thesedifficult times,to give it upin atime of total
Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's finest postwar writer' and by George Steiner as 'one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.' Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard's finest novels. The Loser centres on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other - the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator - has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame.
And just when I thought I had steeled myself against those who so destroyed my
spirit as a young woman—just when I thought I could laugh at their “church-lady”
self-righteous ways—I was slammed against the wall and the old feelings came ...
Author: Sue Buchanan
Sue Buchanan charms audiences wherever she goes, revealing the terrible truth about herself: "I may as well tell you because you'll figure it out anyway: I'm not that deep. I'm shallow. But I'm deep for a shallow person. What I've found out about God is that he is totally trustworthy, and I can relax in his plans. And besides that, all he wants is -- Are you ready for this? -- for me to be his person. Just be his person, for heaven's sake! All I can say to that is, Duh! Who knows? Next I may be writing a six-volume Bible commentary!" Sue offers a merry and witty look at life from the "shallow" end of the gene pool in sixty fun devotions, sure to leave you laughing and pondering some of life's most important lessons. This very funny lady shows us all that we don't have to be "deep" to hear God's voice. All we have to do is listen and we'll find his message about love and redemption in even the smallest details of everyday life.