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Download or read book Anger Is My Middle Name written by Lisbeth Zornig Andersen and published by AmazonCrossing. This book was released on 2020-01-07 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An empowering memoir of resilience and redemption, and the rage that helped a girl escape the darkness of a harrowing childhood. Born to a violently dysfunctional home in working-class Denmark, Lisbeth Zornig Andersen and her three older brothers were bounced between foster care and state-run institutions, then back again to their chemically dependent mother and sadistic stepfather. For Lisbeth, it was a childhood without perimeters. It was blighted by poverty, sexual abuse, neglect, betrayal, and further victimization by the broken Danish social services system that forced Lisbeth to live where and how it saw fit. Coming of age with a myriad of fears and emotional disorders, Lisbeth had three things that would become driving forces in her life: she was extraordinarily bright, extremely willful, and exceptionally angry. From hell to liberation, this is Lisbeth's emotional and galvanizing memoir told in two voices: that of a young girl who was unwanted, challenged, and defiant, and that of a woman who channeled her rage into a positive force as a passionate advocate for children's rights. Whatever darkness defines the past, it can be used to change the future. Lisbeth's heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting journey is proof.


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Download or read book Mogadishu Memoir written by Hassan Abukar and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2015-05-26 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This memoir is an evocative, intimate account of a country struggling how to balance tradition and modernization, as seen through the eyes of a young man coming of age. With insight and humor, the author shares his story of abandonment, love, and family through Somalias greatest period of social and political upheaval.


Download SHITHOLE PARADISE  One year in Bocas del Toro  Panama  A memoir  PDF
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Download or read book SHITHOLE PARADISE One year in Bocas del Toro Panama A memoir written by Leona Stoker and published by Kindle Direct Publishing . This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beaches, babes, booze, blow, Bocas. The harrowing true story of a young woman struggling to keep her head above water in her very own Shithole Paradise. On a beautiful Caribbean island on the coast of Panama, in one of the world's biggest party towns, Leona is drowning. In the throws of the trauma bond, she is enshrouded by drugs, alcohol, betrayal and abuse as she tries to navigate choppy and uncharted seas, accompanied by a sociopath. Derelict and alone, she has to find her way out and through or she’ll never make it out alive.


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Download or read book Tragedy to Triumph a Memoir written by April Faith Larrinaga and published by Author House. This book was released on 2011-08-10 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of Tragedy to Triumph is especially dedicated to my brothers and sisters who suffered years of torment at the hands of a maniacal self proclaimed preacher who ultimately hurt his family beyond imagination. Our father evaded the law for several years abandoning his eldest daughter in another state to live a life alone while holding the rest of the family captive. Four adults at the end of the journey were directly responsible for the atrocities that befell the children. Inside the home the children cried, innocence was lost and hearts were broken. This story also provides an insight into survival of the human spirit and rising above all indifference, sharing the power of faith, and miracles that happened in the midst of chaos. One person can change the future for their family and ultimately stop the cycle of abuse. This book was solely written in the hopes of saving lives.


Download Elements of Denial   A Memoir of Integration PDF
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Download or read book Elements of Denial A Memoir of Integration written by Maria Russo and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-11-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maria Russo is a retired Service Manager of Verizon Enterprise Solutions and is now an author of this non-fiction book about her life. Her goals in writing this book are to reach people who suffered from the same psychological challenges as her and the mental health industry. She lived a double life, or more precisely a “multiple” life. She suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) also known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). She shares her experiences that brought her to successfully integrate all her identities (personalities) into a whole and dynamic woman. Most books regarding this subject focus on people who do not completely integrate. She wants the world to know that it is possible to integrate and stay integrated. She is a delightful woman that fully enjoys life. She believes she was born into her family and lived with extreme abuse in the first eleven years of her life so she could share how to successfully love yourself and the world around you. “Join Maria on this journey of hope and healing, as she courageously shares her climb from victim to survivor, in a gripping, yet vulnerable portrait of her life. May this book give its readers the same possibility of seeing miracles in their own lives.” —Carol A. Meier, M.A, LPC, NCC


Download Bastards  A Memoir PDF
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Download or read book Bastards A Memoir written by Mary Anna King and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2015-06-22 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Searing . . . explores how identity forms love, and love, identity. Written in engrossing, intimate prose, it makes us rethink how blood’s deep connections relate to the attachments of proximity."—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree In the early 1980s, Mary Hall is a little girl growing up in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, with her older brother Jacob and parents who, in her words, were "great at making babies, but not so great at holding on to them." After her father leaves the family, she is raised among a commune of mothers in a low-income housing complex. Then, no longer able to care for the only daughter she has left at home, Mary's mother sends Mary away to Oklahoma to live with her maternal grandparents, who have also been raising her younger sister, Rebecca. When Mary is legally adopted by her grandparents, the result is a family story like no other. Because Mary was adopted by her grandparents, Mary’s mother, Peggy, is legally her sister, while her brother, Jacob, is legally her nephew. Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she’s sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she left behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each subsequent reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again. Moving, haunting, and at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about finding one's family and oneself.


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Download or read book Brother West written by Cornel West and published by Hay House, Inc. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times­ best-selling author Cornel West is one of America’s most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West’s penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, "I’ve never taken the time to focus on the inner dynamics of the dark precincts of my soul." That is, until now. Brother West is like its author: brilliant, unapologetic, full of passion, yet cool. This poignant memoir traces West’s transformation from a schoolyard Robin Hood into a progressive cultural icon. From his youthful investigation of the "death shudder" to why he embraced his calling of teaching over preaching, from his three marriages and his two precious children to his near-fatal bout with prostate cancer, West illuminates what it means to live as "an aspiring bluesman in a world of ideas and a jazzman in the life of the mind." Woven together with the fibers of his lifelong commitment to the prophetic Christian tradition that began in Sacramento’s Shiloh Baptist Church, Brother West is a tale of a man courageous enough to be fully human, living and loving out loud.


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Download or read book Lifting the Veil written by S.S. Simpson and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Look out! It’s coming right at you, jump!” the screaming voice called out. Out of the corner of his eye, Polo suddenly saw it and jumped with every ounce of energy that he had, lifting both of his legs. But it wasn’t fast enough or high enough. The cold, wet metal sliced through his right leg as he watched himself being hurtled through the unforgiving air. Landing in muddy gravel, Polo reached down to take hold of his throbbing leg, but much to his horror, it wasn’t there. In an instant Polo’s world vanished. He destroyed anyone and anything that stood in his way, including his wife. The lonely professor isolated himself, pushed her away, and Sara couldn’t find her husband. He wasn’t there. He wanted only darkness. In Lifting the Veil, S. S. Simpson unravels the cruelty of Polo’s fate and how his Mexican-American barrio pride fueled his anger and resentment. Join Sara in discovering how light was brought back into Polo’s life and what it was that finally caused the veil to lift.


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Download or read book A Memoir of the Rev Legh Richmond written by Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe and published by . This book was released on 1829 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Download or read book Butterfly in a Net written by Virginia Fisher Yaffe and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006-04 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virginia Fisher Yaffe is an ex-English teacher, ex-book reviewer and mother of three who has written a book about her lifelong battle against anxiety and depression. In a manner that is both hilarious and horrifying, she explains all that she has gone through in order to beat the demons that ruled her life until recently. It is written in the form of a memoir, and while the book's tone is serious, there is a certain amount of self-deprecation that manages to add levity to an otherwise sad subject. It is the book she wishes had been available to her in her younger years when this was a disease in the closet. Now that we know how many millions of North Americans struggle with anxiety and depression, this is a must-read for both sufferers, their families and all who face obstacles of any size or shape. It shows how an ordinary person tries, falls down, picks herself back up and keeps on trying to get well. Written without self-pity, and with keen insight, the author grabs the readers' interest and never lets go.


Download Days of Anger  Days of Hope PDF
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Download or read book Days of Anger Days of Hope written by Franklin Folsom and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Founded during the tense, pre-war period of the 1930s, the League sought to promote intellectual and political freedom worldwide. At its peak, it had more than eight hundred members, including many of the most important literary personalities of this century, with whom Folsom had personal dealings: Theodore Dreiser, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemmingway, Richard Wright, Malcolm Cowley, Ring Lardner, Jr., Archibald MacLeish, Thomas Mann, Dorothy Parker, Upton Sinclair, John Steinbeck, Dalton Trumbo, and William Carlos Williams, among many others. This lively history of the League of American Writers provides a unique insider's account of the group's wide-ranging activities, including the organization of four national writers congresses, the establishment of schools for writers, and campaigning for the rights of African Americans, the foreign-born, and labor.


Download The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory PDF
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Download or read book The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory written by Corey White and published by Penguin Group Australia. This book was released on 2019-07-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corey White was a golden child. He knew this because his father would hit his mother and his sisters but not him. And his mother adored him so much she let him drop out of primary school. After losing his father to jail and his mother to heroin, though, he became a target for cruelty and dysfunction in foster homes. A scholarship to a prestigious boarding school lifted him out of foster care and awakened a love of learning and reading for him, but this was soon overwhelmed by a crushing depression and drug addiction. Through it all, he kept thinking – sometimes hoping, sometimes fearing – that he was destined for something bigger. Would he find salvation in the halls of a university, or a poetically grimy crack den, or through love? Or would the golden glow that had been in him since childhood ultimately fade, leaving only darkness and ruin? The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory is a memoir of trauma and survival that will break your heart and then show you how to rebuild it. It is a powerful, lyrical and darkly funny debut from one of Australia’s brightest young comedians. ‘Equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Corey’s story is one of the most powerful I have ever read.’ Wil Anderson ‘Look back in anger. Look around in acceptance. Look forward in love. Harrowing, and yet hopeful.’ Tim Rogers


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Download or read book Beyond Two Worlds written by Marijane Huang and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2017-03-29 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Marijane was adopted by an American military family at four months old. She grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in the deep South where hers was the only Asian face among a majority of white. Raised to believe she was Vietnamese and Japanese, she never doubted her ethnicity, until one day, she found her lost adoption papers. This discovery unloosed secrets that had been buried for decades, causing her to question her identity. With brave determination, Marijane set out on a quest to reconstruct her past and resurrect a birth heritage that had long been forsaken. Her journey took her halfway across the world to reunite with her birth family and a culture she realized she had longed for her entire life. Beyond Two Worlds is a poignant telling of one womans search for identity and belonging despite insurmountable odds, and is an inspiring true story for those seeking to connect to their original families.


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ISBN 10 : 9780702267420
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Download or read book Tell Me Again written by Amy Thunig and published by Univ. of Queensland Press. This book was released on 2022-11-01 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For years, Amy Thunig thought she knew all the details about the day she was born, often demanding that the story of her birth be retold. Years later, heavily pregnant with her own first child, she learns what really happened that day. It' s a tale that exemplifies many of the events of her early life, where circumstances sometimes dictated that things be slightly different from how they might seem – including what is meant by her dad being away for &‘ work' and why her legal last name differs from her family' s. In this remarkable memoir, Amy narrates her journey through childhood and adolescence, growing up with parents who struggled with addiction and incarceration. She reveals the importance of extended family and community networks when your immediate loved ones are dealing with endemic poverty and intergenerational trauma. In recounting her experiences, she shows how the stories we tell about ourselves can help to shape and sustain us. Tell Me Again will captivate, move and inspire readers with its candour and insight.


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Download or read book Ungrateful Daughters written by Justyna Wlodarczyk and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Has the third wave of feminism in the United States spawned a literary movement? Is there a third wave equivalent of the consciousness-rasing novel? A lot has been written about the relationship of the third wave of feminism in the United States to the second wave, yet no one has examined works by young female writers as belonging to the third wave of feminism. This book fills the gap. Using tools of literary criticism to analyze the literary output of third wave feminism in the United States, Ungrateful Daughters looks at the main anthologies of third wave writings, paying attention to their structure, production process and narrative forms used in the individual pieces. It also attempts to define third wave fiction and analyze the memoirs and novels coming from writers who could be classified as third wave (specifically, Rebecca Walker, Danzy Senna and Michelle Tea), tracing how these books exhibit “third wave sensibility” and reflect generational experiences of third wave writers. A lot of attention is devoted to comparisons of second and third wave feminism and the ambivalent relationship of third wave feminism to postfeminism. Wendy Kaminer wrote in True Love Waits: “If it ultimately fails as a liberation movement, feminism will at least have achieved considerable literary success.” Ungrateful Daughters examines whether the literary success helps or hinders the cause of women’s liberation.


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Download or read book T The Story of Testosterone the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us written by Carole Hooven and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through riveting personal stories and the latest research, Harvard evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven shows how testosterone drives the behavior of the sexes apart and how understanding the science behind this hormone is empowering for all. Since antiquity—from the eunuchs in the royal courts of ancient China to the booming market for “elixirs of youth” in nineteenth-century Europe—humans have understood that typically masculine behavior depends on testicles, the main source of testosterone in males. Which sex has the highest rates of physical violence, hunger for status, and desire for a high number of sex partners? Just follow the testosterone. Although we humans can study and reflect on our own behavior, we are also animals, the products of millions of years of evolution. Fascinating research on creatures from chimpanzees to spiny lizards shows how high testosterone helps males out-reproduce their competitors. And men are no exception. While most people agree that sex differences in human behavior exist, they disagree about the reasons. But the science is clear: testosterone is a potent force in human society, driving the bodies and behavior of the sexes apart. But, as Hooven shows in T, it does so in concert with genes and culture to produce a vast variety of male and female behavior. And, crucially, the fact that many sex differences are grounded in biology provides no support for restrictive gender norms or patriarchal values. In understanding testosterone, we better understand ourselves and one another—and how we might build a fairer, safer society.


Download Memoirs and Correspondence  official and Familiar      with a Memoir of Queen Caroline Matilda of Denmarks and an Account of the Revolution There in 1772 PDF
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Download or read book Memoirs and Correspondence official and Familiar with a Memoir of Queen Caroline Matilda of Denmarks and an Account of the Revolution There in 1772 written by Robert Murray Keith and published by . This book was released on 1849 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: