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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

By Jen Waite
  • ISBN Code: : 0735216509
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir. “Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World One night. One email. Two realities... Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter. After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage. In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.

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  • Pdf File: first-we-make-the-beast-beautiful.pdf

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New York Times Bestseller "Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.” – Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helped over 1.5 million people worldwide to live better, healthier lives through her I Quit Sugar books and program. And all along, she has been managing chronic anxiety. In First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Wilson directs her intense focus and fierce investigating skills onto her lifetime companion, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences. Wilson offers readers comfort, humor, companionship, and practical tips for living with the Beast: Cultivate a "gratitude ritual." You can't be grateful and anxious at the same time. Eat to curb anxiety. Real food is your best friend. Just breathe. Embrace the healing power of meditation. Make your bed. Every day. Simple outer order creates inner calm. Study fellow fretters to know thyself. Emily Dickinson, Charles Darwin, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all struggled with anxiety. Actively practice missing out. Forget FOMO, curl up on the couch, and order takeout. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad souls who dance with this condition to embrace it as a part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.

Summary of Jen Waite's A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

By Everest Media
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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1669364267
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: summary-of-jen-waite-s-a-beautiful-terrible-thing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I met Marco at the restaurant where we both worked. I was a waitress to make the money that did not seem to be materializing from my acting and modeling careers. Two years out of college, I had quit my job as an analyst at a hedge fund and decided to become a full-time actor. #2 At the end of the training, we went to a local dive bar two blocks away. I sat next to Marco, and we began talking about our relationships. I thought, I am going to marry that man. It was a quick, involuntary thought, and I recoiled as soon as it had passed through my mind. #3 I met a man named Marco at a bar, and we ended up talking for hours. I felt like I was speaking only for him, and I was aware of his intense eyes on me the entire time. I told him about my parents, who were the parents that my friends wished they had. #4 I met a man named Marco, who was from Argentina, and we began to talk. He was very open about his past, and I found it fascinating. I wanted to know everything about him, but in the next moment, he cleared his throat and smiled. I think they’re closing up. You better go inside right now.

A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

By Karen Linamen
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0307459101
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: a-waist-is-a-terrible-thing-to-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Get to Know the New, Improved, Imperfect You! The architects of pop culture have never been the leading authorities on what is best for you. So turn your back on the lies that you are not thin enough, not successful enough, and not glamorous enough! Physical perfection is not the goal. Instead, let Karen Scalf Linamen take you on a journey from a limiting and unhealthy body-image to a life of feeling good about yourself—body included. When you learn the secrets in A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind you can change what you crave, what you eat, how you think, and ultimately how you live. Along with Karen’s trademark humor, you’ll find practical, common-sense tools to help you accept who you are today and take the steps that will make you the person you were created to be. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the new, improved, imperfect you!

A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

By Mary B. Sinclair
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479772585
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 372
  • Pdf File: a-mind-is-a-terrible-thing-to-waste.pdf

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My book is a comedy and a social satire about how everyone starts out idealistically chomping at the bit to use their mind to the fullest. (“A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste” after all according to that Old School Traditional philosophy.) But after a while it sooner or later dawns on most everyone that what they are really doing is “wasting” their mind anyway. (Not only because no one ever LISTENS, but because nothing works the way it has been talked up). It’s an up close and personal picture of how it feels when life throws you a curved ball (or a lot of lemons from which you have to figure out how to make lemonade). It’s an emotional snapshot of how traumatic it is when nothing works out the way you once thought it would. When all those wonderful “ideas” and oh, so compelling words and theories cease to make any sense. But, rather than offering the reader a roadmap, it attempts to give an explanation for why nothing ever works. And how it feels to spin your wheels when your back is to the wall. And you’re neck and neck with all those nasty, infuriating unmentionables centering around all that social control. Along with the downside, however, there is an equal and opposite upside. The world of Songs (and Poetry) is held up as a guiding principle through which to regain your spiritual balance, gradually become “unstuck” and once again able to reboot yourself in a new direction. It’s also much more than a “blame yourself for everything and get out of your own way” guilt trip since it rejects all those simplistic cliché solutions found in Psychology books. Attempting instead to give the reader a much more focused insight into all those hard to put into words political, social and philosophical “outside forces” that affect why and how things can (and do) go wrong.

We Got This

By Marika Lindholm,Cheryl Dumesnil,Katherine Shonk,Domenica Ruta
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  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Book Code : 163152657X
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: we-got-this.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore. In We Got This, seventy-five solo mom writers tell the truth about their lives—their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. Some of these writers’ names will sound familiar, like Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, and Elizabeth Alexander, while others are about to become unforgettable. Bound together by their strength, pride, and—most of all— their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal and empowering message: You are not alone, solo moms—and your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration.

An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

By Yong Zhao,Trina E. Emler,Anthony Snethen,Danqing Yin
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807778257
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 157
  • Pdf File: an-education-crisis-is-a-terrible-thing-to-waste.pdf

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Discover how education innovations can produce astonishing results in student success both in and out of school. The educators featured in this book were motivated by the conviction that even the best status quo education was not serving current student needs. They responded with radical changes that tap into recent ideas about educational transformation: personalization, student-driven curriculum, student agency and co-ownership of learning direction, school-sheltered student entrepreneurship, student-led civic projects, creativity education, and product-oriented learning. Readers will find carefully researched and detailed stories of on-the-ground models where students learn empathy, cooperation, creativity, and self-management, alongside rigorous academics. Together these stories provide insight into the process of innovation and the elements that can make change successful. An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste will inspire educators in ordinary situations to take extraordinary actions toward a new paradigm of education in which all students can flourish. “Zhao has, again, written an education book that one cannot put down. He has a profound ability to describe how the world is changing, and that schools should as well.” —Larry Rosenstock, CEO, High Tech High “This is a must-read for school teams seeking seeds of proven success that will ignite truly transformative change.” —Grant Lichtman, internationally recognized thought leader and author

I Do Terrible Things

By John Goodrich
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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: i-do-terrible-things.pdf

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Donna doesn’t know the old man with the sad face and yet there she is, beating him to death with a shovel. Is suppressed rage making her murder people in horrifying ways, or is she some sort of latent psychopath? She dreams of killing another man, and then another. The more people she kills, the more desperate she becomes to stop herself. Can she find the key and stop herself before she commits yet another gruesome murder? *** “I Do Terrible Things is a symphony of extreme horror. Goodrich masterfully draws the reader in and relentlessly turns the screws. Like a repeating melody, each chapter broadens and deepens the main character’s profound but subtle descent into madness and violence. By the time I had reached the grand guignol finale I felt as trapped in the tale as she did.” - Stephen Kozeniewsk, author of Braineater Jones “John Goodrich will appeal to fans of Laird Barron, Mary SanGiovanni, and Peter Straub.” - Brian Keene “What happened to the quiet and unassuming man I thought I knew? Something demented is brimming, hidden behind an unassuming, innocent smile that freezes into a rictus just below the surface. He’s serving up a seriously demented murder-rama thrillfest with a healthy dose of splatter. Death in the most insidious ways seem to fill every page. The pace, at times maddening, is handled skillfully, almost to the point of pain just before that wonderful release. I only hope someone this devastatingly disturbed is chained safely in his basement, his computer the only light.” - Monica O’Rourke, author of Suffer the Flesh “John Goodrich’s new novel, I Do Terrible Things, proves his debut, Hag, was no fluke. Beginning with a terrifying and surreal premise, this story of a woman who’s a reluctant, but vicious killer in her dreams ramps up into a thrilling search for the truth that ends in a way that’d make the Greek tragedians wince. Trust me, once you start this one, you aren’t going to want to sleep until it’s finished.” - Bracken MacLeod, author of Come to Dust and 13 Views of the Suicide Woods “Some of us don't get a 'cult fiction' sense from our reads very often, but you're likely to find it in John Goodrich. I Do Terrible Things offers up a meaty mix of Charles Willeford, John Skipp, and even Patricia Highsmith, all culminating into a nightmare of paranoia and crime that noir and horror fanatics will love. The results are unsettling, and at best, you'll be left with a sense of displacement that even your doctor will only be able to shrug at. Get on this book.” - Larissa Glasser, author of F4

Seasonal Fears

By Seanan McGuire
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  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Book Code : 125076825X
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: seasonal-fears.pdf

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From New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire, Seasonal Fears is the extraordinary companion novel to Middlegame. The king of winter and the queen of summer are dead. The fight for their crowns begins! Melanie has a destiny, though it isn’t the one everyone assumes it to be. She’s delicate; she’s fragile; she’s dying. Now, truly, is the winter of her soul. Harry doesn’t want to believe in destiny, because that means accepting the loss of the one person who gives his life meaning, who brings summer to his world. So, when a new road is laid out in front of them—a road that will lead through untold dangers toward a possible lifetime together—walking down it seems to be the only option. But others are following behind, with violence in their hearts. It looks like Destiny has a plan for them, after all.... "One must maintain a little bit of summer even in the middle of winter." —Thoreau At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Leopard's Run

By Christine Feehan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0451490177
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: leopard-s-run.pdf

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He keeps his emotions on a tight leash, but she can see the desire burning in his eyes... Timur Amurov has one purpose in life: protect his family at all costs. With lethal skills honed from a violent upbringing, Timur is a leopard shifter who sees any newcomers as possible threats--and the petite blond barista who his sister-in-law, Evangeline, has hired to work in her bakery is definitely hiding something. While Timur still needs to determine if Ashe is an enemy, he does know that she is the only woman whose presence has ever truly calmed the beast roaring inside of him. Ashe Bronte is well aware she has a type: sexy, gorgeous and dangerous as hell. Despite the fact that Timur is all those things and more, Ashe is in San Antonio for reasons that do not involve getting wild with a ruthless leopard--and she cannot afford to make any mistakes. But Timur has ignited something deep within her, and even though she knows she should keep her distance, every move he makes has her craving a taste...

Love Warrior

By Glennon Doyle,Glennon Doyle Melton
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250075742
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: love-warrior.pdf

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Bookclub 2016 Selection "Riveting...a worthy investment...this book has real wisdom." —New York Times Book Review "A book with so much painful truth packed into its pages that every person who’s ever married or plans to marry should really give it a read." —Chicago Tribune "Provocative....I adore her honesty, her vulnerability, and her no-nonsense wisdom, and I know you will, too." —Oprah Winfrey "This memoir isn’t really about Glennon rebuilding her relationship with her husband; it is about Glennon rebuilding her relationship with herself. Utterly refreshing and...badass." —Bustle.com The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another—and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, commit to living true—true to themselves and to each other. Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

Chimera

By Mira Grant
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316381012
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: chimera.pdf

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The final book in Mira Grant's terrifying Parasitology trilogy. The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity, and everything that humanity has built...including the chimera. The broken doors are closing. Can Sal make it home? ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout Newsflesh Short Fiction Apocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus

Shattered Shields

By Jennifer Brozek,Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625793251
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: shattered-shields.pdf

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Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic. Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move. High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and charactersãthey also feature epic battles. Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his companys ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that hes called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity. The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers¾ordinary and otherwise_struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS. Contributors: Larry Correia Sarah A. Hoyt Gray Rinehart David Farland Glen Cook Seanan McGuire John Helfers Annie Bellet Joseph Zieja Wendy N. Wagner David Farland Cat Rambo Robin Wayne Bailey Nancy Fulda John R. Fultz Dave Gross James L. Sutter Elizabeth Moon At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Shattered Shields: "An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly."--John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series About The Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: "Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . "--Library Journal About Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: "Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in."--Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird

King of Murder

By Betsy Byars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101007028
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: king-of-murder.pdf

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Together with her best friend and reluctant sidekick, Meat, Herculeah Jones meets a famous mystery author, Mathias King, aka the Murder King. King's novels mirror gruesome, real-life murders, particularly A Slash of Life, which is about an unsolved local stabbing. Some people believe Mathias King isn't making up the details, could he actually be responsible for the crime? Herculeah's sure she can find out. But Meat seems too busy with his new girlfriend to give Herculeah much of a hand. Can Herculeah solve this mystery on her own, or will Meat's dating be this sleuth's downfall?