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A Life of One's Own

Written By: Marion Milner
  • ID Book : 1136727442
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Genre : Psychology
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How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy – ways which can be embraced by anyone. With a new introduction by Rachel Bowlby this classic remains a great adventure in thinking and living and will be essential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary, an artistic, a historical, an educational or a psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic background.

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  • File Pdf: how-will-you-measure-your-life.pdf

Book Summary:

In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

A Life on Our Planet

By Sir David Attenborough
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1538720000
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 829
  • File Pdf: a-life-on-our-planet.pdf

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*Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Science & Technology Book of the Year* In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. See the world. Then make it better. I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day -- the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake -- and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will to do so.

A Room of One's Own

By Virginia Woolf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1913724247
  • Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: a-room-of-one-s-own.pdf

Book Summary:

In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times

How to Save a Life

By Lynette Rice
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250272017
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 419
  • File Pdf: how-to-save-a-life.pdf

Book Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first inside story of one of TV's most popular and beloved dramas, Grey's Anatomy. More than fifteen years after its premiere, Grey’s Anatomy remains one of the most beloved dramas on television and ABC's most important property. It typically wins its time slot and has ranked in the Top 20 most-watched shows in primetime for most of its seventeen-season run. It currently averages more than eight million viewers each week. Beyond that, it’s been a cultural touchstone. It introduced the unique voice and vision of Shonda Rhimes; it made Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh and T.R. Knight household names; and injected words and phrases into the cultural lexicon, such as “McDreamy,” "seriously," and “you’re my person.” And the behind-the-scenes drama has always been just as juicy as what was happening in front of the camera, from the controversial departure of Isaiah Washington to Katherine Heigl’s fall from grace and Patrick Dempsey's shocking death episode. The show continued to hemorrhage key players, but the beloved hospital series never skipped a beat. Lynette Rice's How to Save A Life takes a totally unauthorized deep dive into the show’s humble start, while offering exclusive intel on the behind-the-scenes culture, the most heartbreaking departures and the more polarizing plotlines. This exhaustively enthusiastic book is one that no Grey’s Anatomy fan should be without.

How to Live

By Sarah Bakewell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446450902
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 347
  • File Pdf: how-to-live.pdf

Book Summary:

How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. Into these essays he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, events in the appalling civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, readers still come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves. This first full biography of Montaigne in English for nearly fifty years relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.

Project: Happily Ever After

By Alisa Bowman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Isbn : 0762441666
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 887
  • File Pdf: project.pdf

Book Summary:

What do you do when your marriage is so unhappy that you begin to fantasize about your husband's funeral? That's how bad it got for Alisa Bowman. . . So she launched a last-ditch effort to save her marriage. Project: Happily Ever After is her fearlessly honest and humorous account of how she went from being a “divorce daydreamer” to renewing her wedding vows—and all of the steps in between. From bikini waxes to erotica, romance instruction manuals to second honeymoons, the silent treatment to power struggles, she goes where many marriage-improvement gurus have feared to tread. Equal parts funny, poignant, and most importantly, useful, Bowman's story will give other miserably-married folks courage and hope. And in addition to telling her own story, she packs straightforward prescriptive guidance, including a “10-Step Marital Improvement Guide.” Readers will laugh. They'll cry. And they can start on the road toward their own happy ending!

MARY’S JOURNEY A LIFE IN THE ARTS

By Mary Aversano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1479763179
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 558
  • File Pdf: mary-s-journey-a-life-in-the-arts.pdf

Book Summary:

Mary is no stranger to the theatre. A graduate of Moser Conservatory of Drama, Voice & Music in New York City and a graduate of Empire State College with a degree in Theatre, Film and specialized in Voices/over’s. She teaches Piano, Drama and Voices/Over’s. She taught for 5 years in the Commack & Sayville school districts. She also has appeared in “Lovers &other strangers, “Fiddler on the Roof” “Grease” and was directed by “Brian Dennehy in “Guys & Dolls”. She has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, Radio, and TV & Stock. Her cast members are all seasoned professionals.

How to Live a Life of Adventure

By Frosty Wooldridge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 1463420293
  • Pages : 380
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 377
  • File Pdf: how-to-live-a-life-of-adventure.pdf

Book Summary:

Praise for—How to Live a Life of Adventure “After reading the first 20 chapters, I was ready to tackle a grizzly bear, wrestle a sea lion and climb Mount Everest. Not only does Wooldridge inspire you to live a maximum life, he shows you how to do it. I loved the adventures between every instructional chapter. I appreciated how thorough he was with references, key points and guides.” Roger Hamilton, teacher “I am a tomboy. I travel and play sports. I’m also bold and sassy. This book addresses women who love to try everything once, twice and more. Wooldridge covers everything women need to know about traveling, mountain climbing, rafting, horseback riding, backpacking and much more.” Sarah Gingrich, rodeo cowgirl “Emile Zola said, "I'm here to live out loud!" Those words reflect the spirited life and writings of Frosty Wooldridge. His book reminds us that whether we trek high into the mountains or bike up hills closer to home, adventure awaits around the bend. I recommend this book for aspiring travelers as well as armchair explorers. He shows you how to make your dreams come true.” Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior “Hands down! This is the best adventure book I have ever read with stories from all over the world. But wait! Wooldridge shows you “how” to go adventuring to make your own stories and fill your own scrapbook with memories. It’s excellent in every way!” Paul Margeletta, father, weekend warrior “This book is extraordinary. The information is so valuable that it should be read daily for inspiration and guidance. I had to stop myself from underlining every sentence in the book. I want to buy this life-changing book as a gift for everyone I know, especially my kids.” Susan Scollozi, housewife, traveler “Half way through the concepts and practices in this profound book, I realized that the author may have meant to show readers how to live a life of adventure, but it occurred to me that this book shows anyone how to lead a very happy and successful life on a day to day basis. His concepts support mental, emotional, educational and spiritual health. Every adult and kid in America needs to read this book. It’s that good.” Arthur Daniels, teacher How the book will benefit you! • You will discover your strengths, self-confidence and passions • You may engage methodical steps for moving into your own fulfilling adventure-filled life • You will build steadfast convictions and personal empowerment • You will find others to share your adventures • You will discover which kinds of adventures excite you • Check lists for men and women for every kind of adventure • You will never look back with regrets

I Live a Life Like Yours

By Jan Grue
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • Isbn : 0374600791
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 322
  • File Pdf: i-live-a-life-like-yours.pdf

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"A quietly brilliant book that warms slowly in the hands." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times I am not talking about surviving. I am not talking about becoming human, but about how I came to realize that I had always already been human. I am writing about all that I wanted to have, and how I got it. I am writing about what it cost, and how I was able to afford it. Jan Grue was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of three. Shifting between specific periods of his life—his youth with his parents and sister in Norway; his years of study in Berkeley, St. Petersburg, and Amsterdam; and his current life as a professor, husband, and father—he intersperses these histories with elegant, astonishingly wise reflections on the world, social structures, disability, loss, relationships, and the body: in short, on what it means to be human. Along the way, Grue moves effortlessly between his own story and those of others, incorporating reflections on philosophy, film, art, and the work of writers from Joan Didion to Michael Foucault. He revives the cold, clinical language of his childhood, drawing from a stack of medical records that first forced the boy who thought of himself as “just Jan” to perceive that his body, and therefore his self, was defined by its defects. I Live a Life Like Yours is a love story. It is rich with loss, sorrow, and joy, and with the details of one life: a girlfriend pushing Grue through the airport and forgetting him next to the baggage claim; schoolmates forming a chain behind his wheelchair on the ice one winter day; his parents writing desperate letters in search of proper treatment for their son; his own young son climbing into his lap as he sits in his wheelchair, only to leap down and run away too quickly to catch. It is a story about accepting one’s own body and limitations, and learning to love life as it is while remaining open to hope and discovery.

An Intriguing Life

By Cynthia Helms
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Isbn : 1442221321
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 957
  • File Pdf: an-intriguing-life.pdf

Book Summary:

From wartime England to Nixon’s America and beyond, Cynthia Helms was witness to some of the seminal events of our time—Vietnam, Watergate, and especially the demoralization of the CIA in the 1970s for political purposes. Opening with her feminist “epiphany” in 1968 (the annus horribilus as she describes it) that led her to end her first marriage of 24 years, this memoir reveals a world where appearances always had to be questioned, where rumors and gossip carried the weight of intrigue. Helms grew up on a farm in Maldon, England and served as one of the original Boat Crew Wrens during World War II. She came to the United States after the war with her first husband, a physician. Her later marriage to Richard Helms introduced her to a world previously known only to her in books, not just the physical world from Mexico to Fiji to Iran, but also the world of a spymaster who enjoyed the confidence of some of the most important leaders of the late twentieth century. Her time as the ambassador’s wife in Tehran on the eve of the Iranian Revolution is especially telling, as she witnesses the charming but deeply flawed Shah slowly lose his way with his own people. Her “inside the beltway” observations are no less captivating, especially when her husband was being vilified by ambitious congressmen for events that happened long ago and far away and in a completely different national security context. Fascinating and highly readable, An Intriguing Life is a window to our most recent history.

My Story to Yours

By Karen Casey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1616491639
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 411
  • File Pdf: my-story-to-yours.pdf

Book Summary:

In this beautifully written guided memoir, best-selling author Karen Casey invites us to write down our stories while engaging in hers. Reflecting on and telling our stories is a time-honored tradition in recovery circles--whether in silent meditation, speaking out at meetings, or between sponsors and their sponsees. Recounting our experience of moving from a life of addiction to one of sobriety helps us realize how far we've come and how grateful we are to the people and events that led us there.In this beautifully written guided memoir, best-selling author Karen Casey invites us to write down our stories while engaging in hers. We follow Casey from her childhood to a life of addiction. We struggle with her through the depths of destruction and despair, then experience her rebirth as she pulled herself out of the darkness and into the light of recovery. At key turning points in her narrative, Casey pauses her story to encourage us to face difficult memories, verbalize our feelings, or express our own stories through practical exercises, thought-provoking questions, and inspiring ideas.

Into My Own

By Roger Kahn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Isbn : 1938120450
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 938
  • File Pdf: into-my-own.pdf

Book Summary:

Roger Kahn is one of America's foremost sportswriters. After successful seasons as a newspaperman and magazine writer, he burst onto the national scene in 1972 with his memorable bestseller, THE BOYS OF SUMMER, memorializing the Brooklyn Dodgers. Now in his eighth decade, Kahn has again written a book for the hearts and minds of his readers. Chronicling his own life, INTO MY OWN is Kahn's reflection on the eight people who shaped him as a man, a father, and a writer. INTO MY OWN is the touching memoir of an unassuming man, whose great love of baseball and literature led him into extraordinary experiences, opportunities, and friendships. Even amidst great family tragedy and personal difficulty, Kahn has prevailed—amongst poets, writers, politicians, and most of all, ballplayers. Praise for Roger Kahn: "As a kid, I loved sports first and writing second, and loved everything Roger Kahn wrote. As an adult, I love writing first and sports second, and love Roger Kahn even more." —Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss "He can epitomize a player with a single swing of the pen." —TIME magazine "Roger Kahn is the best baseball writer in the business." —Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books "A work of high moral purpose and great poetic accomplishment. The finest American book on sports." —James Michener on THE BOYS OF SUMMER "Kahn has the almost unfair gift of easy, graceful writing." —BOSTON HERALD

Hero in My Own Eyes

By Max Roytenberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1524546127
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: hero-in-my-own-eyes.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a book about the fictional life of Maxie Blum. It is a view of the world through the eyes of this fictional character. Maxie comes to the conclusion that he has a messianic role that only he can accomplish, to salvage the world from some indeterminate fate he believes is unacceptable. Marching to the beat of some mysterious inner drummer, he seeks a heroic role that will realize his near divinity. This book details how he copes with the messy realities of an actual life, always searching to find a satisfactory resolution to his dreams. There are women, marriages, and children as well as the travails of the working world. He finds his redemption and salvation not in the physical world that may lead only to small successes of some satisfaction but in the arms of a woman from his youth who haunts his dreams. This work is that love story, how we got there, and what we do then, having arrived in paradise without a crucifixion.

Never Say Never

By Ricki Lake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 145162719X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 131
  • File Pdf: never-say-never.pdf

Book Summary:

The world first met Ricki Lake in 1988 as Tracy Turnblad in the film Hairspray. Weighing in at just over 200 pounds, the 5'3" teenager challenged what it meant to be an overweight woman in America: this fat girl got the guy, was part of the in crowd, and could sing and dance like nobody was watching. When she got her own talk show at twenty-four, Ricki had been transformed. She was a slender, mature woman whose long-running show changed daytime television forever. And when Ricki left it all behind to follow her heart and produce The Business of Being Born, we once again saw her in a new light, as a passionate advocate who wasn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs and work for change. Ricki Lake’s life has been a series of rebirths—from fat to skinny, married to divorced, rich to poor, and more. In her intimate, bold, and relatable book, Ricki shows us how her unique life in the spotlight offers wisdom to anyone who has ever struggled in her own skin. She takes us behind the scenes of her troubled childhood—filled with food issues, abuse, and an unabashed yearning for a better life outside of her suburban home. She pulls back the curtain on her talk show and her early days as a “fat actress,” and she shows how she reinvented herself as an author, filmmaker, and much beloved finalist on Dancing with the Stars. Ricki weathered near-bankruptcy and an extremely difficult divorce, but, as she writes, life always hands you the unexpected—so you should never say never. Much to her surprise, Ricki has dated some of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, appeared on the cover of Us Weekly magazine in a swimsuit, and fell in love when she least expected it. And now she’s ready to talk about it all. Never Say Never is an inspiring, entertaining, and down-to-earth account of one woman who defied the odds and refused to give up. By trusting her gut and following her heart, Ricki Lake turned an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph, and this memoir stands as a hopeful, hilarious, and honest exploration of how any woman can do the same.

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