Listen to Your Mother

What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now

Author: Ann Imig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157648

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 4588

Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable writers. Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the sensational national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor that is arrestingly stimulating and refreshing. The stories are raw, honest, poignant, and sometimes raunchy, ranging from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice. Honest, funny, and heart-wrenching, these personal stories are the collective voice of mothers among us. Whether you are one, have one, or know one, Listen to Your Mother is an emotional whirlwind that is guaranteed to entertain, amuse, and enlighten.

Listen to Your Mother Deluxe

What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now

Author: Ann Imig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198242X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 1062

The deluxe edition of Listen to Your Mother includes 10 video performances from the Listen To Your Mother series, including Marinka's hilarious "It's Always Bad News," Natalie Cheung Hall's inspiring, "She Knew It," and the energizing tale "Does Your Mom Play Drums?" by Michelle Cruz Gonzales. Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable writers. Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the sensational national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor that is arrestingly stimulating and refreshing. The stories are raw, honest, poignant, and sometimes raunchy, ranging from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice. Honest, funny, and heart-wrenching, these personal stories are the collective voice of mothers among us. Whether you are one, have one, or know one, Listen to Your Mother is an emotional whirlwind that is guaranteed to entertain, amuse, and enlighten.

What We Keep

A Novel

Author: Elizabeth Berg

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307763439

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3007

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Elizabeth Berg's Once Upon a Time, There Was You. “BERG KNOWS THE HEARTS OF HER CHARACTERS INTIMATELY, showing them with compassion, humor, and an illuminating generosity.” –The Seattle Times “BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN . . . [Ginny Young] crosses the country for a reluctant reunion with the mother she has not seen in 35 years. During the long hours of her flight, she returns in memory to the summer when she turned 12 and her family turned inside out. . . . What We Keep is about ties that are buried but not broken, wounds that are dressed but never heal, and love that changes form but somehow survives.” –USA Today “COMPELLING . . . Reading [this] book is like having an intimate conversation with a friend who is baring her soul.” –Charleston Post and Courier “TOUCHING . . . WHAT WE KEEP IS SOMETHING OF VALUE.” –San Antonio Express-News

Fatherhood

Rising to the Ultimate Challenge

Author: Etan Thomas,Nick Chiles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101585358

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 1873

In Fatherhood, beloved NBA player, poet, children’s advocate, and devoted dad Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life: being there for his children. As a leading participant in President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, Etan has reached out to young men (often young fathers) in the juvenile detention system and in local communities. He knows firsthand the difference having a father in your life every day can make. Now he brings together a chorus of voices to weigh in on the importance of being a father in our nation today and to share what they’ve learned from being a father, having a father, or in some cases not having a father around. With Original Essays and Poems from Taye Diggs • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Malcolm-Jamal Warner • Ice Cube • Howard Dean • Tony Hawk • Isaiah Washington • Yao Ming • Al Sharpton • John King • Lamman Rucker • Derek Fisher • Kevin Durant • Russ Parr • Michael Moore • Chuck D • Malcolm Shabazz • Talem Acey • Will Downing • Chris Paul • Allan Houston • Talib Kweli • Black Ice • Cornel West • Elijah Cummings • Mumia Abu-Jamal • Grant Hill • Coach John Thompson • Roland Martin • Joakim Noah • Arn Tellum • Damian Marley • Abiodune Oyewole • Styles P • Baron Davis • David Aldridge • Stuart Scott • Dave Zirin • Kevin Powell • John Carlos • Derrick Coleman • J. Ivy • Joe Johnson • Al Horford • Pastor John Jenkins • Julian Thomas • Ed Gordon Jr. • Tito Puente Jr. • Billy Hunter • 13 of Nazareth • Messiah Ramkissoon Through these inspiring personal experiences, Etan and the men he’s gathered together hope to share the message that by standing up and taking an active role as fathers, men not only find their own lives more joyful and fulfilling—they pass on to the next generation an unshakable legacy of love, wisdom, responsibility, and strength.

Silenced

A Graphic Novel for the Curious Reader

Author: J.L. Buchanan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469165090

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

View: 3794

In this graphic novel titled "Silenced" It is about a girl who is brutally murdered after her family just moves to the little town of Westfield, Ma. The Buchanan family foreclose a house on the outskirts of town. The family in suck shock and despair from this tragic loss try to come together as a family after this grissly murder has been committed. Due to the loss of there middle daughter Jesseyall hell and madness break lose. This dysfunctional family slowly begins to unravel. Its only a matter of time before they completely fall apart. In this graphic novel there are no boundaries to defy nothing held back. It goes beyond most books in the 21st century. So if you love a good graphic novel this is a book for you.

How Far Is Forward?

Author: Dr. George M. Hill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477160353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 7901

My military career ended with honor at the time President Lyndon B. Johnson was the Commander in Chief of these United States. I served in the United States Coast Guard, the United States Navy, and the United States Army in combat during the World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam. When my military career ended, I entered a job market in which civil rights had become a reality. Therefore, with my education, electronic training, and motivation, I was able to secure a job working for the Minolta Corporation. My military service and my employment at Minolta enabled me to support my family: three boys and one girl who are all adults now. In looking back over my life, my memories of a strong religious upbringing brought me back to the church. As a result, I found myself being called into the ministry. Following Gods directions, I found myself moving from Browns Mills, New Jersey to Columbia, South Carolina. Presently, I serve as founder and president of Worthy is the Lamb Outreach Ministries (Revelation 5:12). Therefore, proceeds from the book will be used in funding programs for the elderly, the sick, and the needy through my ministry. To God Be the glory!

Changes

Author: Kofi Quaye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330429

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 7783

CHANGES is the story of a family in crisis; it is the story of an immigrant family trying to cope with life in urban America, about the trauma that cross-cultural conflicts bring, the pressure to conform or do your own thing, against the backdrop of todays America. In order to integrate into the mainstream, or for that matter, pursue the American Dream, can an immigrant family maintain their identity, their native lifestyle, in the turbulent ambiance of urban America or do they succumb to its pressures and change their lifestyle altogether? These are the fundamental questions that most immigrants face, and have to deal with. Many succeed; others fail, while a few just hang in there. The main characters are Ebo, the husband and father; Christina, the wife and mother, and Chris and Lisa, two teenage kids, aged sixteen and eighteen. In the face of overwhelming odds, Ebo tries to maintain control of the family, and tries to do it the only way he knows how; the old fashioned way. Along the way, he runs into a few characters that expose him to some of the diversity on the American social, cultural and political landscape.

Mother Always Said, "..."

Timeless Wisdom to Achieve Personal & Business Success

Author: Robert Popovich

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491898054

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

View: 4694

Mother always said, is a compendium of the authors mothers most treasured maxims and memorable childhood value lessons he learned while growing up and has applied in numerous and unique situations in his successful business career. The journey begins in a small quiet town in western Pennsylvania, passes through the bright lights of Broadway, unwittingly into the middle of the Iranian Revolution, then living and working within a breath of the Berlin Wall; and finally, the unending challenges he faced in the early years of the former Soviet Union. Each encounter tests his faith and reliance upon his mothers wisdom to see him through. He has taken the best of his anecdotes and put them into an indispensable collection for all ages to enjoy and successfully apply in their everyday lives and business careers. His narrative style will tickle your funny bone and possibly draw an occasional tear. Critics have labeled his writing as unique, refreshing, practical and riddled with original humor. While the authors childhood experiences cover some of the most relatable and entertaining moments in a childs life, they also provide a foundation for teaching many important value lessons to children. The adult experiences provide the framework for addressing lifes daily challenges in personal relationships and a variety of business situations. You can be effortlessly apply these principles and immediately measure their value in your life. The result is a fascinating literary effort that will appeal to young and old, professional men and women, and the general public. Mother always said, can be absorbed in one reading or a chapter at a time. It is a book that is certain to become a permanent reference for every library, business and family.

Getting Through What You're Going Through

Author: Robert A. Schuller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418536741

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3782

Robert A. Schuller offers ten principles based on Psalm 23 to help break down the barriers to healing and help readers "get through" their difficult times. Whether you're facing divorce, illness, the death of someone you love, a financial setback, or any other seemingly insurmountable problem, this book can be the answer to your prayers. Schuller's ten principles will take you verse-by-verse through the Twenty-third Psalm, while breaking down barriers to healing, including self-pity, guilt, fear, and the inability to forgive. Above all, Getting Through What You're Going Through proves the healing power of faith and prayer. "To get through what you're going through, you must be willing to be carried, and that takes trusting," explains Schuller. "Let go and let God support you, and your faith will lead you out of the valley into the Promised Land."

The Maze

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101191620

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5336

FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich teams up with new agent Lacey Sherlock in a case that leads them back to the murder of Sherlock's sister seven years ago-and put both their lives on the line.

What Entropy Means to Me

Author: George Effinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575124962

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8132

Doctor, watch out! As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new method of defense. The crimson mass is lunging forward using long, tentacle-like attachments: what is that thing? Slowly the subhuman blob comes in to focus, and Dore realizes...it's a colossal radish! This is a monster never before wrestled with; what are they going to do? After reading this vegetative tale, you won't look at your garden the same way again.

The Many Indiscretions of Arty Boyle

A Novel

Author: Gerard Shirar

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595826636

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

View: 9011

Arthur "Arty" Garret Boyle is a master manipulator. With a sociopathic personality and an IQ of 175, he embarks on a career as an art dealer and popular musician. He associates with those in the criminal world as well as the elite of society, thereby mixing his legitimate art business with stolen and forged art. Boyle finds himself hunted by FBI agent Terry Latimer of the bureau's Art Recovery Squad and is convicted of stealing paintings from the Robert Farnsworth estate. Boyle fails to appear for sentencing and a fugitive warrant is issued. While a fugitive, Boyle masterminds the theft of a famous Rembrandt painting. He reasons that he will help the authorities "find" the painting in exchange for leniency for his crimes. But Arty expands on his original plan and exploits the stolen Rembrandt painting while being pursued by Agent Latimer. Can Arty successfully escape, or will Agent Latimer finally capture him?

Earthborn

Homecoming:

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429965460

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3801

High above the earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundred of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly--there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from the who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of watching and searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of the Earth, the central intelligence that also can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Prodigal Spy

A Novel

Author: Joseph Kanon

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307765406

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6920

In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking.... Others were deadly. Once, Nick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions. From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed—for his father. But in the Red Scare of 1950 Walter Kotlar could not be saved. Branded a spy, he fled the country, leaving behind a wife, a young son—and a key witness lying dead below her D.C. hotel room. Now, twenty years later, Nick will get a second chance. Because a beautiful journalist has brought a message from his long-lost father, and Nick will follow her into Soviet-occupied Prague for a painful reunion. Confronting a father he barely remembers and a secret that could change everything, Nick knows he must return to the place where it all began: to unravel a lie, to penetrate a deadly conspiracy, and to expose the one person who knew the truth—and watched a family be destroyed.

What's His Is Mine

Author: Daaimah S. Poole

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758293909

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1112

A voice of her generation. –Black Issues Book Review Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole delivers an outrageously sexy tale of four women out to marry rich. And they don't just want half--they want it all . . . Life as a pro athlete's baby mama isn't bringing in the big money Adrienne Sheppard expected. Now she's determined to get wifed. . ..Young Zakiya Lee will do anything to escape living with her troubled sister. . .. Tanisha Butler needs to redeem her one mistake--and reclaim her man. . .. And sports reporter Cherise Long has a "no athletes" romance rule. As different as these women are, they can't resist the same temptation: to win the ultimate gold ring. But between the pressures of 24/7 fame, greed, and betrayal, all four will find that the price of wealth is higher than they expected. . . "Exciting and compelling. . .sizzles with sex, dazzles with drama, and captivates with boundless emotion among family, friends, and lovers." --RT book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars "Colorful . . . if you love scandal, this is the book for you!" --Anna J on A Rich Man's Baby "Everything that glitters damn sure ain't gold in Daaimah's new delivery of drama!" --Miasha

Separate Flights

And Other Stories

Author: Andre Dubus

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453299467

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 6700

This first collection, from one of the most celebrated masters of the form, “restores faith in the survival of the short story” (Los Angeles Times). For the men and women in Andre Dubus’s poignant debut collection, life and love are not without their tribulations. The devout endeavor to reconcile the demands of their faith with their most basic human inclinations. A doctor is confronted with his limitations as a man. Husbands and wives seek solace in the beds of others, even as their infidelities expose them to further heartbreak. Etched in austere prose that is punctuated with powerful emotional moments, the richly drawn characters of Separate Flights command both compassion and admiration. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

A Mother's Journey of Faith Hope and Love

Author: Sylvina V. Ellis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479713899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

View: 5373

My name is Sylvina Boddie Ellis, am from the Island of St Kitts in the West Indies. Resideing in the Florida Keys. I love to read and write, And dream of becoming an Author one day. This is my first book..

Two-way Cut

Author: Garry Disher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734414072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 516

'Disher is brilliant.' Sydney Morning Herald Leah Flood is on the run. The cops are after her and she has to keep one step ahead. The irony is that Leah is a cop too. But she’s a cop who made a mistake. Leah knows she’s in the right, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the guys who are chasing her. Then somewhere along a lonely road in the middle of nowhere, Leah meets Tess, who is also on the run. Soon the two young women are being tracked by a ruthless killer. But who is the intended target? And why? An edgy thriller that goes on the road, into the unexpected, from bestselling author Garry Disher.

Adolescents, Families, and Social Development

How Teens Construct Their Worlds

Author: Judith G. Smetana

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390880

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 7464

This book provides an in-depth examination of adolescents’ social development in the context of the family. Grounded in social domain theory, the book draws on the author’s research over the past 25 years Draws from the results of in-depth interviews with more than 700 families Explores adolescent-parent relationships among ethnic majority and minority youth in the United States, as well as research with adolescents in Hong Kong and China Discusses extensive research on disclosure and secrecy during adolescence, parenting, autonomy, and moral development Considers both popular sources such as movies and public surveys, as well as scholarly sources drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, and developmental psychology Explores how different strands of development, including autonomy, rights and justice, and society and social convention, become integrated and coordinated in adolescence

BITTERSWEET SECRETS

Author: Delia

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499043694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 2690

This book entails the life and struggles of Delia, a woman who has been through what some people would phrase, “hell and back”. She’s encountered trauma, tragedy, a host of other life experiences. Bitter Sweet Secrets expresses the importance of a unified family by recalling real life events of physical and mental abuse, unhealthy choices, and unsuitable men. With little fiction, this biography details the aspects of her life and how God brought her through each and every tragedy she’s endured; including death. If it had not been for the Lord who was on her side, she would not have been able to hone her many talents in poetry and writing to share with you today. Bitter Sweet Secrets is meant to inspire and provide a safe haven for those who may feel like they have no way out. Furthermore to remind those people that with God and prayer all things will fall in divine order. The author dedicates this story to her late mother, Olivia; her children, Kim, Melody, Aaron, and Monique; and grandchildren, Kevin and Christian with love.