DescriptionThis short book is in two parts, the first is an autobiographical account of the authior's experience of OCD, her hospitalization and treatment, amongst other things. The second part is a more discursive treatment of the subject. Both parts, with their different approaches, will be an invaluable, from the horses's mouth, guide to anyone with an interest in OCD. About the AuthorNatalie Young is a strong woman, with much experience and guidance to offer. She is also a mother.
In THE MAGNOLIA BALL -dash- TWO, Bonita Roberts was wrongfully incarcerated in the New Hanover County Jail and since has taken to her bed in Spencer, Tennessee, a humiliated and broken woman. Hannah, her faithful maid, fears for her employer's life because of Bonita's refusal to eat. The former Queen of Spencer Society will see no one and only rouses herself to heed the call of nature or when Hannah insists that she bathe. Will the little Mexican girl who survived living in a two-room mosquito and rodent-infested shack with numerous brothers and sisters and an abusive father; who survived thirty years as a high-priced call girl in Los Angeles; and who survived her fall from social dowager status to pariah in Dorchester County, South Carolina, at last be fatally and finally crushed after the ordeal in Spencer? Or will she arise once again from the ashes to claim what she considers her rightful place in society? THE MAGNOLIA BALL III is filled with mansions, private eyes, a Princess, white slavery, plastic surgery, beautiful and spoiled women, haute coutour, decadent extravagance, gossip, Southern nuances, mores, and colloquialisms. It's another and the final delightful and "tongue in cheek" romp through Dixie as "The Magnolia Trilogy" comes to its conclusion.
Barbara Myerhoff's groundbreaking work in reflexivity and narrative ethnography broke with tradition by focusing not on the raw ethnographic data, but on her interaction with those she studied. Myerhoff's unfinished projects, including her final talks on storytelling, ritual, and the "culture of aging and Yiddishkeit," offer a magisterial summary of her life's work. "The beauty of Stories as Equipment for Living is the quality of being a compilation of rescued fragments, bits and pieces of a great master's writing and thinking that were coming towards synthesis but had never reached a finished form prior to her death. This collection is an examination of the place of narrative in human life, the synthetic nature of culture and the constant search for visibility particularly by those relegated for one reason or another to the margins. A thought-provoking book worthy of extended reflection." ---Jack Kugelmass, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Jewish Studies, University of Florida "Stories as Equipment for Living achieves a nice balance between preserving Myerhoff's work in its original form and reconstructed contexts, but presenting it in a manner relevant to readers a generation after her death. The book documents Myerhoff's growing involvement with Jewish culture, the actual process of anthropological work through field notes, and the picture of how she always was bouncing the fine details of this combined professional and personal venture off the 'big questions' of anthropology in its broadest sense." ---Harvey E. Goldberg, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel "These essays capture the rhythm of Barbara Myerhoff's words and her vivid and distinctive train of thought, bringing the reader into the classroom of one of anthropology's finest lecturers. As an anthropologist with a poet's gift for language, she utilizes the tools of ethnography and extraordinary powers of observation---a remarkable 'ethnographic eye'---to explore the outward expressions and inner lives of the Fairfax neighborhood of L.A. These stories are not only glorious introductions to the study of culture, but provide in their revelations a reason for studying it. They are required reading for anyone passionate to know what an anthropologist can teach us about communities and ultimately about ourselves." ---Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore: The New York Center for Urban Folk Culture "Master of the third voice, the voice of collaboration, Myerhoff is at once a consummate listener and inspired storyteller. This book offers a rare and luminous opening into the working process and wisdom of one of the great anthropologists of the twentieth century." ---Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Professor of Performance Studies at New York University and coauthor of They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust "Myerhoff and her collaborators have given her 'Hasidim,' her disciples old and new, a final and precious gift." ---Jonathan Boyarin, The Robert M. Beren Distinguished Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas and author of Thinking in Jewish Barbara Myerhoff was a renowned anthropologist who did pioneering work in gerontology, Jewish studies, folklore, and narrative anthropology. She is best known for her ethnography of and personal involvement with a community of elderly immigrant Jews in California. Her writings and lectures have had an enormous impact on all of these areas of study, and her books are widely celebrated, especially Number Our Days, whose companion documentary film won an Academy Award. Marc Kaminsky is a psychotherapist, a poet, a writer, and the former codirector of the Institute on Humanities, Arts and Aging of the Brookdale Center on Aging. Mark Weiss is a writer, an editor, a translator, and a poet; his books include the widely praised Across the Line/Al Otro Lado. Deena Metzger is a novelist, a poet, and the founding codirector (with Marc Kaminsky) of the Myerhoff Center. Thomas R. Cole is the Beth and Toby Grossman Professor and Director of the McGovern Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and a Professor of Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University; his expertise lies in the history of aging and humanistic gerontology.
Petra’s memories have returned. The realisation that she was once a little girl called Mireille who was murdered by a serial killer has tipped her over the edge. After trying to kill Jenny and blowing herself up, she is now lying in a coma she is unlikely to wake up from. The second entity in her head now has the upper hand and he is slowly erasing Petra’s existence while she lies helpless. Jenny, Jackie and Sophie find Petra where her guardians have taken her. The Schumachers prepare the three friends for the worst, but the Musketeers do not give up on Petra that easily. They must confront the evil entity of Petter Ulfson and expel him from Petra’s mind. But if they are successful, who will wake up? Petra Connell, who had finally admitted her feelings for Jenny, or Mireille Bouchard, Petter Ulfson’s final victim? Chief Inspector Fransson still has no clue as to where his serial killer has disappeared to, or the body of Mireille Bouchard but he knows Petra is the key.
In Living Stories Donald Capps makes a forceful case for the importance of pastoral counseling in the life of a congregation. Arguing convincingly for a "paradigmatic revolution," Capps offers a radically new model that gives systematic and constructive attention to the way people actually "story" their lives - inspirationally, paradoxically, or miraculously. Through such engagement, pastors can help people discover their own stories, discern the shape and direction of those stories, and move constructively to find new understandings or more hopeful possibilities in their life situations.
Radical thinker and writer Emma Goldman presents her life story and memories in Living My Life, first published in 1931. Originally two volumes, it is published here as a combined edition. From her arrival in New York as a 20-year-old seamstress, when she immediately launched into a life of activism and public agitation, she recalls her childhood in Lithuania, her immigration to the U.S. as a teenager, and her wild adventures as an independent and intelligent woman. An important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, Goldman is one of the most storied people of the 20th century. And her story, in her own inimitable words, is one of the great biographies, and one of the great personal histories of a turbulent era. Anarchist and feminist EMMA GOLDMAN (1869-1940) is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Lithuania, she emigrated to the United States as a teenager, was deported in 1919 for her criticism of the U.S. military draft in World War I, and died in Toronto after a globetrotting life. An early advocate of birth control, women's rights, and workers' unions, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Among her many books are My Disillusionment in Russia (1925) and Living My Life (1931).
The Living Story, Enjoying a Powerful Walk with God by Linda Evans Shepherd - portrays a ‘bigger picture of God’ that will captivate your heart as it helps you put your relationship with God into focus.Through key Bible stories that will take you from Eden to eternity, Shepherd shows how God rescued us so that we can have a more intimate walk with him. But more than pointing out that we can walk with God, Linda shows you how. She gives the how-to’s of developing a worshipful ‘state of mind’ so you can reap the benefits of a richer life filled with joy and purpose. In her joyful, gentle style, Linda leads readers into God’s Holy presence. It’s as if she were sitting in your living room sharing the secrets of the Christian walk directly from Scripture, proofed by her own life experiences. As you read along, not only will you learn what you were saved from, you will learn what you were saved for; an intimate relationship with God. This is the ultimate life-style worship and prayer book that will give you an overview of the Bible as it pulls you into your own story with God.
Living Scripture captures the essence of each week's Scripture readings in an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format. In a single easily reproducible page, Mitch Finley summarizes the essential message of the week's Scriptures, offers a series of small-group questions for reflection, proposes discussion materila for the family table, and offers ideas for carrying out the message in our day-to-day spirituality.
Filled with designs taken from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, this inspirational book shows readers how to build and decorate a wide range of beach houses, from a "Nantucket" classic to an elegant houseboat. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Three of America's top-selling & award-winning designers have come together to create a beautifully photographed and illustrated collection of two-story home plans in Designer's Best Tow Story Home Plans.
Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.
Showcasing one of the most requested features in a new home - convenient, comfortable, private main-floor master suites - this book offers livable, versatile and indulging floor plans in a variety of styles and square footages. Dedicated to young parents, empty-nesters and so many others that seek simplicity and ease in their homes and lives, these home plans were created to make day-to-day living easier through smart, considerate design. Divided into two sections, One-Story Living and Main-Level Masters, this book offers homes that are timeless yet modern. Best of all, these plans are designed to enhance the owners' lifestyles and reflect their personal tastes, while complementing their environments-whether in the heart of the city or the heart of the country. Craftsman, Traditional, Old World and Country styles are all here, and each plan promotes outdoor living. With decor ideas and signature characteristics from the award-winning residential design firm, Frank Betz Associates, you'll discover homes that meet today's needs and look toward the future. Book jacket.
Presents more than five hundred floor plans for one-story home styles, from ranch homes to traditional cottages, and includes tips on creating interior and exterior accents for the new home.
This tropical design book showcases the innovative interior designs and architecture of The Philippines most luxurious homes. Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of it's own. The result? The exquisite homes of the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality, beautifully portrayed in Tropical Living. This Filipino design book presents over 30 of the latest homes in the archipelago: from a classic old-world penthouse in the art-deco Malate area to the creative homes of artists of Antipolo: from Asian-fusion villas on Batangas Bay to the elite Philippine Mediterranean manors of Forbes park, the book covers Filipino taste in all of its manifestations. With over 400 fabulous full-color photographs and texts from some of the country's leading architects and authors, there is also an inspirational sourcebook of contemporary tropical furnishings. It is a book of ideas to dip into, and savor.
This book is a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles for the nonspecialist, based on lecture notes accumulated over many years of Professor Mel Storm's introductory course on Acts. Originally written to supplement students' reading of the story of the church in Acts, Living Lord, Empowering Spirit, Testifying People provides readers with important historical information and theological insights. The book opens with an introduction to Acts that gives special attention to the question of the authorship and date of the book, as well as to the theological themes that shape the narrative. Storm offers large sections of in-depth commentary instead of verse-by-verse analysis and concludes each chapter with important vocabulary and insightful questions that can be used as a springboard for class discussion, small writing assignments, or personal reflection in both academic circles and church settings. Living Lord, Empowering Spirit, Testifying People guides students to understand Acts as a theologically shaped narrative that conveys important themes for disciples of Jesus.