When You Find Out The World Is Against You

Author: Kelly Oxford
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062322796
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford’s head. Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the internet. Whether it is with the kind of Tweets that lead Rolling Stone to name her one of the Funniest People on Twitter or with pictures of her hilariously adorable family (human and animal) or with something much more serious, like creating the hashtag #NotOkay, where millions of women came together to share their stories of sexual assault, Kelly has a unique, razor-sharp perspective on modern life. As a screen writer, professional sh*t disturber, wife and mother of three, Kelly is about everything but the status quo. Perfect for anyone who ever wished David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling would just finally write a book together already, When You Find Out the World is Against You is filled with the biting, wise, and laugh-out-loud insights that have won Kelly legions of fans. Whether she’s detailing her obsession as an eleven-year-old with going to camp so she can become a “kissing bandit,” exploring the bittersweet boredom that so often accompanies parenthood, calling out the insanity of a posse of internet poodle vigilantes, writing bracingly about the anxiety that has plagued her as long as she can remember or taking us to ride shotgun as she stalks her husband on an accidental date with another man, When You Find Out the World Is Against You is Kelly at her most honest and disarmingly funny best. Her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull’s-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life mean there is nothing quite like seeing the world through Kelly’s eyes.

That Reminds Me Finding The Funny In A Serious World

Author: Michael Close
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435706463
Size: 52.67 MB
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Michael Close is an inveterate joke teller whose stories have brought gales of laughter from audiences around the world. For more than twenty years, Michael's friends and colleagues have eagerly awaited a collection of jokes from his enormous repertoire. "That Reminds Me" is that compilation - more than 250 of the best clean (and not so clean) jokes you've ever read. But this is much more than a joke book. Michael shares heartfelt reminiscences of the funny people who have enriched his life, stories of crazy personal experiences, and thoughts on the importance of "finding the funny" in your own life. This is the perfect book for anyone who needs a good laugh. Foreword by Penn Jillette [The jokes in this collection range from squeaky clean to R-rated. Words that you can't use on network television appear occasionally. If such language offends you, please don't purchase this book.]

Are They And Them More Important Than You

Author: Ronnie Burpo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499066481
Size: 50.32 MB
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Ahow to guide on defeating and eliminating the negative impact and influence that they and them have on you.

When Bad Things Happen To Good Women

Author: Carole Fleet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280302
Size: 26.29 MB
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Women is a survivor's toolkit by a leading expert in how to survive tragedy and thrive afterward. Carole Brody Fleet's book is a chorus of voices of females who overcame intense odds and rebounded. Filled with moving stories and specific steps on how to move on, these words of hard-won wisdom make an important component in dealing with trauma. Real-life stories and practical advice on life-altering topics are shared by women of all walks of life. New York Times best-selling author and CBS reporter Lee Woodruff tells the story of how her news correspondent and anchorman husband Bob Woodruff nearly died from a roadside bombing in Iraq. Kristen Moeller of Tiny House Nation on A&E describes the devastating wildfire that destroyed her home, and how she overcame losing literally everything. A bride-to-be shares the wedding day that became a memorial for her groom when he died in a car wreck on his way to the church. No matter the trauma, Carole Brody Fleet makes sure readers are equipped with the tools and techniques to thrive after any tragedy — with a big heart and peaceful mind intact.

Beneath The Broom Tree

Author: Jill Penrod
Publisher: Jill Penrod
ISBN:
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St. Ninian’s Sanctuary is a spiritual retreat center on a mysterious island so far south it’s nearly in Antarctica. At this center guests find healing, hope, and renewal, or so says its website. Ione Stavros needs it to be true, because she needs healed. Memories of horror haunt her, and she’s desperate to hear God again and regain her life. Soon after she arrives she meets Callen McGill, who is clearly as haunted as she is. Through an unspoken agreement, they don’t share their pain, but they share adventures, sometimes dangerous adventures, digging more deeply into the island’s secrets. God begins to knit Ione’s wounds, but Callen falls farther into darkness, and he doesn’t understand why God won’t heal him. If God is dealing with them together—and it seems that’s what He means to do—surely He will heal both of them. At least Callen hopes so, because this isn’t simply about healing their spirits. It’s also about rebuilding their lives, and Callen needs a job, a home, and mostly a way to keep Ione in his everyday life, whatever that will look like. It isn’t until God puts everything in Callen’s life to the test that he realizes God’s paths might lead to places he never expected to go. Small-town Christian contemporary romance with an island twist.

Creative Grieving

Author: Elizabeth Berrien
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1938416341
Size: 21.60 MB
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Grief is often perceived as a dark and lonely journey; as a result, it is a topic we avoid in today’s society. Within a 20-month period, Elizabeth Berrien endured the loss of her stillborn son and the subsequent death of her husband on active duty in Afghanistan. She found herself a 27-year-old widow whose life had been shattered. In this book, she shares the experiences, the wisdom, and even the joy she gathered on her journey from grief to hope. Creative Grieving offers support and encouragement while acknowledging that there is no “right” way to grieve. Elizabeth tells you about the emotions she experienced while grieving in an ”instant gratification” society, the importance of self-nurturing, the balancing of grief and motherhood, the redefining of community and relationships, and the discovery of new passion and meaning. Her authentic account of grieving will empower you as you cope with loss. Along with Elizabeth’s personal stories are pieces of “Hip Chick Wisdom” from a community of women, “Creative Hip Chick Ideas," and a list of helpful resources. By reading Elizabeth’s story of vulnerability and courage, you will learn how to find your own creative way of moving through grief to hope—uncovering gifts along the way. www.CreativeGrieving.com and www.TheRespite.org

Entrapped Emotions And The Wisdom Behind Them

Author: J.J. Pires
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468543989
Size: 27.22 MB
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Entrapped Emotions You feel like you don't belong You feel no matter what you do, it feels wrong It’s too good to leave and too bad to stay Yet too many will be hurt if you run away So you endure, bury yourself deep in thought Your sanity has been your only escape port As you dive deep into your inner emotion The pain sticks like sand washing up from the ocean With an intensity that won't let you break free So come look inside the book and you will see A stealth modern day warfare hidden well But is it.... Matrimonial bliss or one living hell

The Pieces

Author: Kate Elizabeth
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557633850
Size: 27.50 MB
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This is a book of poetry with soul. The verses and lines have soul and emotion. The writer captivates the heart very carefully and shares her experiences with the rest of the world through poetry.

Un Learning Disability

Author: AnnMarie Darrow Baines
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807755362
Size: 30.44 MB
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How do high school students confront and resolve conflicting messages about their intelligence and academic potential, particularly when labelled with social and learning disabilities? How does disability become "disablement" when negative attitudes and disparaging perceptions of ability position students as outsiders? Following the lives of adolescents at home and at school, the author makes visible the disabling language, contextual arrangements, and unconscious social practices that restrict learning regardless of special education services. She also showcases how young people resist disablement to transfrom their worlds and pursue pathways most important to them. Educators and scholars can use this important resource to recognize and change disabling practices that are often taken for granted as a natural part of schooling.

Who Are You

Author: John E Coleman
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452559163
Size: 49.43 MB
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Who Are You Treasured Memories Wouldn’t it be great if you could just push a button on your computer and have a list of all you memories pop up. This ingenious book of lists, which is in essence a catalogue of all your memories, does just that. It’s not a diary. it’s not a journal. You don’t write sentences or paragraphs. You simply make a list. And when you are finished, ”the book is truly you”. It’s your life in lists. It consists of your hopes, dreams, fantasies, best and worst times and funniest moments. It is everything you have wondered, like to remember, need to face, fear, desire, wish, and hope for. We are all a conglomeration of our hopes and dreams, wishes and ears, accomplishments and failures - an amalgam of all the different: 1) experiences we’ve had, 2) ideas we thought, 3) feelings we felt, and 4) our physical bodies. Outside of one’s family and friends, the greatest things in a person’s life are his memories. It’s sad that people don’t take time to enjoy our memories more often and learn from them and appreciate what we have. Called by some “a road map on knowing and loving yourself”, it offers a path to self- understanding and happiness. “The best counseling tool, I’ve ever seen.” “The easiest way to recall your life” “The book, when finished can be a priceless family heirloom, with everything you wanted to know about a loved one.” “Treasured Memories” is a fascinating voyage of self-discovery for all of you. And I hope the memories in this book will help you remember and appreciate your “Wonderful Life”.