THE STORY: This comedy concerns Polly Emerson, a pretty young thing who wants to be an actress. Polly's husband, Don, is a successful advertising man, who yearns to be a playwright and has a shelf of unproduced plays to his credit. Don understandab
"Seventeen-year-old Jim is having a really bad day. After getting up the nerve to tell his girlfriend, Rochelle, that he loves her, she asks him to help her poison her father. Is she joking? Just when it becomes clear that she's definitely not joking, Jim's mother wakes him up. It was all a dream! But Mom has bad news for him. Terrible news in fact. As the news becomes nightmarishly bad, Jim wakes up again. He's back with Rochelle, who tells him he fainted, and Dad comes home just in time for Rochelle to offer him a big glass of suspicious-looking milk. Now Jim isn't sure what's real and what's a dream, and every time he thinks he's got it figured out, his life takes another surprising left turn. A funny, spooky play about the nature of reality, Wake-Up Call starts as a nightmare and goes to places you'll never expect." -- Publisher website
Jack Wilson found himself riding in the back of a pickup truck wondering how everything could have gone so wrong. He looked up the road and caught a glimpse of the strange, enclosed city looming in the distance. His father had agreed to leave the safety of their secluded cabin in the mountains and travel hundreds of miles with him to try and find Lori. It had been over two years since he saw her last. Jack loved her desperately but had no idea how she felt toward him. They had prepared for months, planning out every detaila "or so he had thought. Now Jack's father was dead, the plan was totally shot, and he was making it up as he went along with his life in the balance. He had four days to infiltrate the city, find Lori, and escape before he would surely be discovered and killed. He couldn't have dreamed how the next four days and a mysterious letter from his father would forever change his life. Wake Up, O Sleeper is a page-turning thrill ride that you won't be able to put down. The shocking ending will leave you asking: 'Am I awake or asleep?'"
Release on 2000 | by Solinger,Rickie Solinger,Elaine Tyler May
Author: Solinger,Rickie Solinger,Elaine Tyler May
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
Twenty-five years after Roe v. Wade, abortion rights are contested as never before and current debates over welfare, workfare, and public assistance to women with children demonstrate the way in which race and class continue to affect women's reproductive freedom. A pioneering work, Wake Up Little Susie reveals how current attitudes toward these issues developed by examining their roots in the postwar era and discerning how differently they affected black and white women. A powerful and shocking book, Susie is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the complex and disturbing politics surrounding issues of race, class, and reproductive rights. This new edition includes a foreword by the esteemed social historian Elaine Tyler May, and an afterword by the author that traces the issues examined in Susie in the context of the current debates.
Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing from Mexico City Blues to The Dharma Bums. Published for the first time in book form, Wake Up is Kerouac’s retelling of the story of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for Enlightenment. As a compendium of the teachings of the Buddha, Wake Up is a profound meditation on the nature of life, desire, wisdom, and suffering. Distilled from a wide variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a concise primer on the concepts of Buddhism and as an insightful and deeply personal document of Kerouac’s evolving beliefs. It is the work of a devoted spiritual follower of the Buddha who also happened to be one of the twentieth century’s most influential novelists. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha will be essential reading for the legions of Jack Kerouac fans and for anyone who is curious about the spiritual principles of one of the world’s great religions.
With every possible choice we must identify early and treat early all types of addiction. Then support the maintenance of recovery in everyone. Chemical Dependency Family Intervention needs to be commonplace and the media needs to focus on Recovery. Part of the problem is the adult attitudes are pro early drinking in adolescents and some even drink with their children and think nothing of it. All people should look at their own relationship with alcohol and other drugs. There is a responsible adult mature way to approach alcohol when people are 21 years old. Those people who are in recovery with alcoholism or addiction do live a productive happy life. The people who are still drinking/drugging along with all their: family/friends who are addicted to them are in desperate need of help. As a society we need to recognize this. We need not sensationalize on the negative, but instead repeatedly showcase those who are healthy recovering families and also families who are healthy and do not have alcoholism/addiction in their family background. Make an effort to read this book and take action to call a Chemical Dependency Family Interventionist and learn about the family disease of Chemical Dependency. Recovery for the whole family is possible. So many people will do anything to get their alcoholic/addict help they think, but when you ask them to take a look at themselves and their interaction with their alcoholic/addict many times they say, Well maybe, I dont know or I will definitely think about that. Later they will do nothing. A Chemical Dependency Family Intervention takes courage. This courage energizes when children who were originally filled with fear, confront their addicted parents and are supported by their aunts, uncles and cousins. The family promises to take care of them while their parents are receiving treatment. Courage is when a husband confronts his alcoholic wife with love and believes that recovery is possible even while major dysfunction within the family with the children exists. Will any of you have that courage to follow through and accomplish an intervention? Perhaps, you will after you read this book and start talking to one another. The key ingredients are forgiveness, love, and persistence along with courage. You may have none of these ingredients, but you can get them so that you can have a possible serene life with your sober family member and your family working on their own recovery road. Beyond your wildest dreams. (A saying from AA)
In every heart there is a thirst for truth. It does not matter how you are or what you are. People may think it is impossible to awaken to your real self, but it is possible right here, right now, for everyone. There are absolutely no boundaries in this-absolutely none. Self-created boundaries are just excuses; that is all! -Gurpreet Many spiritual seekers strive for self-realization; that awakened state that is so difficult to achieve. To assist in that search, Wake Up! compiles the teachings of Gurpreet, an awakened teacher who introduces you to your inner heart qualities. Gurpreet's simple, profound and universal understanding can awaken you to your real self, your higher self. Divided into two sections, this compilation of Gurpreet's knowledge and insight can help you see your hidden patterns, your created self, and your ego. The first section contains a selection of questions and answers gathered from Gurpreet's retreats held in 2011 and 2012. The second section offers a discourse on connections she has had with those seeking self-realization, addressing a wide range of issues from the mundane to the transcendent. Through her wisdom, Gurpreet shows you how to recognize your belief systems, your hidden patterns, and your ego/person and how to embrace everything you are in a warm, loving, kind way on the path to self-realization. Praise for Wake Up! "The simplicity and directness of both Gurpreet and her words will ground the reader deeply in the heart." -Mark Farmer, PhD, assistant professor of classical studies, Valparaiso University