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A Drunks Tale from a Living Hell to Freedom

By Frank K
  • ISBN Code: : 1504910621
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Did you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an alcoholic? Why wont he stop drinking? How many jobs must be lost or relationships destroyed? How many DUIs does it take for him to quit? Doesnt he know he is killing himself? If you wondered this about a family member or loved one or have asked these questions about yourself, this book gives insight into one alcoholics mind and his personal journey to get sober and actions he takes daily to ensure lasting sobriety.

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  • Book Code : 1479748293
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: mac-the-dog.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mac the Dog is a historical and futuristic novel. It follows Andy Callahan from his birth in 1944 to his death in 2024. It follows Madeline Jones from her childhood in 1990 to her mid-thirties. It’s a simple story of a once great, proud and heroic nation that was turned upside down by domestic enemies. It tracks that nation’s descent into greed, corruption, violence, drugs, profligate profiteering and imperialism. It documents the bravery of the few, the herd mentality of too many, and the nation’s fall from grace.

Diamonds of Affection and Other Stories

By John David Wells
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450266096
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: diamonds-of-affection-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DIAMONDS OF AFFECTION is a collection of short stories filled with a wild and eccentric cast of characters who are all, in some way, struggling to survive in the chaotic and disturbing world created by John David Wells. The reader will find a rock drummer, Todd Benjamin, who is schizophrenic, and thinks the images on MTV videos are originating from the Book of Revelation in the Bible; Donna Robinson, a former dancer on American Bandstand, who thinks she’s a character in a song and when she’s alone talks to Bob Dylan and Stevie Nicks; David Dickinson, a brilliant young man, who believes he is the “real Catcher in the Rye”; Byron, a wasted junkie, who would leave town if only he had some shoes to wear, and three college students who take a drug-filled, hallucinating road trip to Florida, turning their Range Rover into an Ecstasy orgy with shocking results. These are just a few of the lost “beautiful losers” who inhabit the pages of Dr. Wells’ fascinating collection of stories. In the end, readers will find surprising emotional attachments to these flawed, but likable, characters who struggle to maintain their sanity and dignity in the face of an absurd and often unforgiving world.

Treating Alcoholism

By Robert R. Perkinson
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0471681725
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 773
  • Pdf File: treating-alcoholism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Help your clients find the path to overcoming their addiction Alcoholics are one of the most difficult client groups to treateffectively. To preserve their way of life, they may lie abouttheir problem or deny that one exists; that is the nature of thisprofoundly powerful disease. Yet if you can guide each of yourclients through their own resistance towards the truth, not onlywill you be rewarded with starting them on the road to recovery,you will no doubt have saved their life as well. Achieving such avictory goes to the heart of being an addiction counselor; it isthe experience of healing on a direct and tangible level. Treating Alcoholism provides a complete road map for assessing,diagnosing, and treating this multifaceted and tenacious illness.Detailed clinical information on the disease accompaniesready-to-use tools for practice. With a special emphasis on the 12Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the author walks you through thefirst five steps of this established methodology in comprehensivedetail, showing how to easily apply each one to treatment. Other useful resources in Treating Alcoholism include: * A sample treatment plan * Copies of alcohol screening tests (SMAST and CAGEquestionnaires) * Tests for other potentially related problems such as gambling andsexual addiction * A sample behavioral contract for use with adolescents * Listings of additional resources The treatment of alcoholism is fraught with struggles and hazardsfor both client and caregiver. Written in a lively tone thatresonates with the author's compassion for his own clients,Treating Alcoholism gives you reliable, up-to-date, andpractice-tested information and materials you need to successfullyconfront this deadly disease and start your clients on the path torecovery.

In praise of blasphemy

By Caroline Fourest
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  • Publisher : Grasset
  • Book Code : 2246861691
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: in-praise-of-blasphemy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Threatened by fanatics, censored by cowards, freethinkers on all continents continue to fight on all fronts to ensure the survival of an enlightened world. And the right to commit blasphemy plays a central role in their struggle.” Caroline Fourest In the overwhelming emotional aftermath of the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Caroline Fourest reaches those who refused to “be Charlie” in the name of “responsibility”, or concerns about “offending” or being seen as “islamophobic”. In this ruthless and pedagogical analysis, Caroline Fourest looks into debates on freedom of speech. She also warns us about the risks associated with the globalization of bullying. She puts into perspective the breaking point between French secularism and Anglo-Saxon relativism, between the right to commit blasphemy and the calls for hatred, between Charlie and Dieudonné, and between laughing about terrorism and laughing with terrorists.

Paper Dreams & Other Collections

By Carlos Antonio Piñón
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  • Publisher : Carlos Antonio Piñón
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 69
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: paper-dreams-other-collections.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From poetry to fiction, playwriting to nonfiction, and sometimes all of the above, Carlos Antonio Piñón explores language, identity, and more in this inaugural collection of writing. Paper Dreams & Other Collections contains work written between 2009 and 2014. Whether you're a fan of experimental poetry or prefer more straightforward prose, this book contains something for all to enjoy with over 50 unique pieces of literature. Paper Dreams & Other Collections was originally funded via a Kickstarter campaign in 2014.

The Grapes of Wrath - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12

By Gideon Jagged
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  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Book Code : 1553199901
  • Total of Pages : 57
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 867
  • Pdf File: the-grapes-of-wrath-literature-kit-gr-9-12.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize winning story about an impoverished family making their way to California in hopes of a better future. Set in the Great Depression, the Joad family travel from Oklahoma to California after their farm is destroyed in the Dust Bowl. Along the way, the family meets others on their way to California. While talking to those coming back from California, the Joad's are forced to confront the possibility that their lives may not be bettered by going to California. Aware that nothing remains for them in Oklahoma, the family continue on. Reaching California, the family is met with hard labor, unions, protests, and finally murder. The Grapes of Wrath is a celebrated classic of modern American literature. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Wicked Fist

By Eve McDougall
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  • Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
  • Book Code : 1849520801
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: wicked-fist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A true and shocking story of a juvenile locked up in an adult prison that raises many public issues concerning penal affairs, after-care, rehabilitation and delinquency.

The Canterbury Tales

By Peter Ackroyd
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101155639
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: the-canterbury-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales concerns a motley group of pilgrims who meet in a London inn on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, pious sermon to ribald farce, heroic adventure to passionate romance, the tales serve not only as a summation of the sensibility of the Middle Ages but as a representation of the drama of the human condition. Ackroyd’s contemporary prose emphasizes the humanity of these characters—as well as explicitly rendering the naughty good humor of the writer whose comedy influenced Fielding and Dickens—yet still masterfully evokes the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer’s verse. This retelling is sure to delight modern readers and bring a new appreciation to those already familiar with the classic tales.

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

By David E. Cartwright
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 144226795X
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 296
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-schopenhauer-s-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on all of Schopenhauer’s books, significant philosophical ideas and concepts, as well as entries covering significant figures in his life and those influenced by this thinking.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Schopenhauer.

The Dilemmas of Dissidence in East-Central Europe

By Barbara J. Falk
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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Book Code : 6155211167
  • Total of Pages : 516
  • Category : History
  • Members : 301
  • Pdf File: the-dilemmas-of-dissidence-in-east-central-europe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discusses one of the major currents leading to the fall of communism. Falk examines the intellectual dissident movements in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary from the late 1960s through to 1989. In spite of its historic significance, no other comprehensive survey has appeared on the subject. In addition to the huge list of written sources from samizdat works to recent essays, Falks sources include interviews with many personalities of those events as well as videos and films (including Oscar winners).

Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga

By Benjamin Lorr
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250017521
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 255
  • Pdf File: hell-bent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author Benjamin Lorr wandered into a yoga studio—and fell down a rabbit hole Hell-Bent explores a fascinating, often surreal world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious, and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or "hot yoga") when a run-in with a master and competitive yoga champion led him into an obsessive subculture—a group of yogis for whom eight hours of practice a day in 110- degree heat was just the beginning. So begins a journey. Populated by athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters, it's a nation-spanning trip—from the jam-packed studios of New York to the athletic performance labs of the University of Oregon to the stage at the National Yoga Asana Championship, where Lorr competes for glory. The culmination of two years of research, and featuring hundreds of interviews with yogis, scientists, doctors, and scholars, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. A look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed, narcissism, and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation, it is a book that will not only challenge your conception of yoga, but will change the way you view the fragile, inspirational limits of the human body itself.