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I'm Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781982185848
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 446
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A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life. Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called “calorie restriction,” eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?” She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries, email, and all her income. In I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching detail—just as she chronicles what happens when the dream finally comes true. Cast in a new Nickelodeon series called iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Though Mom is ecstatic, emailing fan club moderators and getting on a first-name basis with the paparazzi (“Hi Gale!”), Jennette is riddled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifest into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. These issues only get worse when, soon after taking the lead in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mother dies of cancer. Finally, after discovering therapy and quitting acting, Jennette embarks on recovery and decides for the first time in her life what she really wants. Told with refreshing candor and dark humor, I’m Glad My Mom Died is an inspiring story of resilience, independence, and the joy of shampooing your own hair.

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Book Summary:

Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders—Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others—share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty. “You’ll find kindred spirits in these tales of resilience, transformation, and joy.”—Time Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity. Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self-reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self-discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya-Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.

Once We Were Here

By Christopher Cosmos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781510757134
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 387
  • File Pdf: once-we-were-here.pdf

Book Summary:

As World War II intrudes upon their home, three young friends risk everything for freedom, love, and a chance at a better life. On October 28th, 1940, Mussolini provides Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas with an ultimatum: either allow Axis forces to occupy their country, or face war, and Greece's response is swift. "Oxi!" they say. "No!" In a small village nestled against the radiant waters of the Aegean Sea, we find Alexei, the son of a local fisherman, and his best friend Costa, who were both born on the same night eighteen years earlier and have been like brothers ever since, though now, like all the other young men in their village and throughout Greece, they will leave their homes to bravely fight for their country. But before they go, Alexei asks Philia, the girl that he's loved his entire life, to marry him, which sets into motion the events which will change the lives of these three and their family and friends forever, and begins an epic and unforgettable story of courage, survival, sacrifice, the strength of the human spirit, and of a love and friendship that will echo across time and generations. A spellbinding novel and sweeping romance that performs the remarkable feat of creating action-packed scenes, characters that we care deeply about, and revealing in vivid detail the untold true story of how Greece helped the Allies to win World War II, Once We Were Here is an unforgettable tale that pays tribute to the brave men and women who fought and gave everything for their country, for each other, and for freedom.

With Pleasure

By August McLaughlin,Jamila Dawson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Isbn : 9781641605069
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: with-pleasure.pdf

Book Summary:

A companion for anyone experiencing the effects of trauma, featuring true stories of survivors from a broad, inclusive range of backgrounds With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships is a companion for anyone experiencing the effects of trauma. Through true survivor stories, expert insight, writing prompts, and grounding exercises, it explores pleasure, relationships, and community as worthy and essential antidotes in trying times. Written by trauma-informed sex therapist Jamila Dawson, LMFT, and sexuality journalist and podcaster August McLaughlin, With Pleasure provides a much-needed alternative to harmful "self-help" ideologies that instruct people to "change their thoughts" or "choose to be happy." Instead, Dawson and McLaughlin encourage readers to respect their feelings, understand the complexities of a society and systems that fuel trauma, foster self-compassion, and embrace pleasure.

Mad as Hell

By Dave Itzkoff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Times Books
  • Isbn : 9780805095708
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 411
  • File Pdf: mad-as-hell.pdf

Book Summary:

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network, which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm in 1976, when Network became a sensation. With a superb cast (including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall) directed by Sidney Lumet, the film won four Academy Awards and indelibly shaped how we think about corporate and media power. In Mad As Hell, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times recounts the surprising and dramatic story of how Network made it to the screen. Such a movie rarely gets made any more—one man's vision of the world, independent of studio testing or market research. And that man was Paddy Chayefsky, the tough, driven, Oscar-winning screenwriter whose vision—outlandish for its time—is all too real today. Itzkoff uses interviews with the cast and crew, as well as Chayefsky's notes, letters, and drafts to re-create the action in front of and behind the camera at a time of swirling cultural turmoil. The result is a riveting account that enriches our appreciation of this prophetic and still-startling film. Itzkoff also speaks with today's leading broadcasters and filmmakers to assess Network's lasting impact on television and popular culture. They testify to the enduring genius of Paddy Chayefsky, who foresaw the future and whose life offers an unforgettable lesson about the true cost of self-expression.

Modern Whore

By Andrea Werhun,Nicole Bazuin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strange Light
  • Isbn : 9780771098420
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: modern-whore.pdf

Book Summary:

Oh, the places a whore will go: Strip clubs, four-star hotels, stinking basement apartments, luxury cottages. A striking memoir by Andrea Werhun and Nicole Bazuin documents Andrea's sex work career in lush photography and powerful words—in all its slippery, sexy, silly and sometimes heartbreaking glory. Andrea Werhun's sex work career gave her money, freedom, joy, and a lot of dick. A natural performer, she revelled in the opportunity to invent Mary Ann, her escort counterpart, and introduce her to men all over the city. She whores, she learns, she writes it all down, and then, as per a signed document she handed to her Catholic mother in her early twenties, she quits. To become a stripper. Andrea and Nicole revisit the idea of the modern whore, with the enhanced perspective of Andrea's experience at the strip club. This new, engorged edition of the sold-out memoir-cum-art book expands on the original concept--a series of vignettes exploring the many identities sex workers adopt in the service of their clients and in the eyes of the public--in both a literal and literary way. But Andrea doesn't shy away from the serious side of sex work, either, exploring the risks sex workers take, and the rights our culture is constantly taking away from them. This series of stories and portraits investigate the many ways we imagine—and mistake—the modern whore. It's Playboy if the Playmates were in charge.

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

By Séamas O'Reilly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780316424271
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 425
  • File Pdf: did-ye-hear-mammy-died.pdf

Book Summary:

“In this joyous, wildly unconventional memoir, Séamas O'Reilly tells the story of losing his mother as a child and growing up with ten siblings in Northern Ireland during the final years of the Troubles as a raucous comedy, a grand caper that is absolutely bursting with life.”―Patrick Radden Keefe, NYT bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten (!) brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble, but Séamas was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars, and the actual location of heaven than the political climate. ­ An instant bestseller in Ireland, Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a book about a family of loud, argumentative, musical, sarcastic, grief-stricken siblings, shepherded into adulthood by a man whose foibles and reticence were matched only by his love for his children and his determination that they would flourish.

Dependency

By Tove Ditlevsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 9780241391754
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 273
  • File Pdf: dependency.pdf

Book Summary:

'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers Tove is only twenty, but she's already famous, a published poet and wife of a much older literary editor. Her path in life seems set, yet she has no idea of the struggles ahead - love affairs, wanted and unwanted pregnancies, artistic failure and destructive addiction. As the years go by, the central tension of Tove's life comes into painful focus: the terrible lure of dependency, in all its forms, and the possibility of living freely and fearlessly - as an artist on her own terms. The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, and arguably Ditlevsen's masterpiece, Dependency is a dark and blisteringly honest account of addiction, and the way out.

The Noel Stranger

By Richard Paul Evans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781501172069
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 274
  • File Pdf: the-noel-stranger.pdf

Book Summary:

From “The King of Christmas,” Richard Paul Evans, comes the next exciting holiday novel perfect for “fans of Debbie Macomber” (Booklist) in his New York Times bestselling Noel Collection. Maggie Walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband, a local councilman, is arrested for bigamy, and her subsequent divorce, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that Maggie climb out of her hole, and embrace the season to get her out of her funk, Maggie decides to put up a Christmas tree and heads off to buy one—albeit reluctantly. She is immediately taken by Andrew, the kind, handsome man who owns the Christmas tree lot and delivers her tree. She soon learns that Andrew is single and new to her city and, like her, is also starting his life anew. As their friendship develops, Maggie slowly begins to trust again—something she never thought possible. Then, just when she thinks she has finally found happiness, she discovers a dark secret from Andrew’s past. Is there more to this stranger’s truth than meets the eye? This powerful new holiday novel from Richard Paul Evans, the “King of Christmas fiction” (The New York Times), explores the true power of the season, redemption, and the freedom that comes from forgiveness.

Sisters of the Snake

By Sasha Nanua,Sarena Nanua
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 9780062985613
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 668
  • File Pdf: sisters-of-the-snake.pdf

Book Summary:

A lost princess. A mysterious puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost. Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria is a street urchin, stealing just to keep herself alive. When these two lives collide, everything turns on its head: because Ria and Rani, orphan and royal, are unmistakably identical. A deal is struck to switch places—but danger lurks in both worlds, and to save their home, thief and princess must work together. Or watch it all fall into ruin. Deadly magic, hidden temples, and dark prophecies: Sisters of the Snake is an action-packed, immersive fantasy that will thrill fans of The Wrath & the Dawn and The Tiger at Midnight.

The Genesis Flame

By Ryan Dalton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781631631719
  • Pages : 450
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 191
  • File Pdf: the-genesis-flame.pdf

Book Summary:

The timeline is burning. While teenage twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert struggle to reach their full potential, an enemy accuses them of attacking his future, and his quest for vengeance threatens the timeline. To survive, the twins must learn the truth about themselves and their mysterious accuser. Failure could mean the end of Time itself.

Dinner with the Devils

By Chris Bedell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eXtasy Books
  • Isbn : 9781487434779
  • Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 110
  • File Pdf: dinner-with-the-devils.pdf

Book Summary:

17-year-old Eve moves in with her Aunt Tricia and Uncle Steven when her mom runs off to Atlantic City with a man. However, her mom’s corpse turns up the morning after Eve’s arrival to town. Eve realizes there’s something off about her extended family that she can’t figure out—and it’s more than their quirky habits. The discoveries of her aunt’s obsession with a mystery man, three bags of baby hair, and an alleged dead older child puzzle Eve. Having her mom’s purse and car turn up doesn’t help her impression of Aunt Tricia and Uncle Steven either. But Eve isn’t alone. She starts dating her next-door neighbor, Liam, who helps her with her family drama despite having his own agenda. She also meets Detective Sean Richards and isn’t above manipulating him to solve her mom’s murder. What Eve does with Aunt Tricia and Uncle Steven’s secret once discovering it is a different story, though. Some truths are just too awful to fabricate. Warning: Suicide

The Pornographer's Poem

By Michael Turner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 9780385674768
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 223
  • File Pdf: the-pornographer-s-poem.pdf

Book Summary:

As a grade seven student living in an affluent suburb of Vancouver, our unnamed narrator and his closest friend Nettie, are introduced to the exciting world of super-8 filmmaking by a progressive young teacher. Together Nettie and the narrator find in film a means of expressing their somewhat skewed world views. At the age of sixteen the narrator shoots his first adult film, surreptitiously capturing his neighbours having sex. He believes that through representations of sexual activity he can comment on that which he finds both painful and confusing. Nettie, an idealistic poet now away at school, sees in pornography the opportunity to do something artistic, liberating, and socially relevant, and she pushes the narrator to make films that subvert the way the world is constructed. Ultimately, despite his radical intentions, the narrator falls into a world of greed, delusion, and hypocrisy - the same world he once rebelled against.

Path To An Awesome Life

By Arnold Fox M.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
  • Isbn : 9781722527303
  • Pages : 712
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 712
  • File Pdf: path-to-an-awesome-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Just having positive thoughts or dreams is not enough. You need to put those dreams and wishes into action. These 3 amazing books will help you do just that and start you on the path to an awesome life. Learn how to live healthier and happier by conditioning the thoughts that pass through your mind. It is a look at the power of the human mind and spirit as seen through the eyes of a physician, who with a great deal of humor and clarity, shows you the five cardinal virtues that everyone must embrace if they are to enjoy health and success in life: Enthusiasm, Belief, Love, Forgiveness, and Perseverance. Of course, you’ll need to anticipate the obstacles in the road ahead as you prepare for the adventure yet to come. A guiding compass to assist in daily navigation would certainly make things easier, so Napoleon Hill offers the principles you need to reach your definite major purpose with 51 thought-provoking, entertaining stores drawn from his original works including Think and Grow Rich, The Law of Success, and Napoleon Hill’s Magazine. You must learn to see the positive side of life. Discover action-oriented strategies drawn from people with life-threatening diseases, survivors, those with physical challenges, and adverse chapters of life who have been able to overcome their hardships. They promise that if you follow the methods in this book, you will be in the best possible position to achieve the fullest range of desired results, because when you think positive thoughts, and couple them with action, anything is possible.

Center of Gravity

By Shaunta Grimes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 9781250191878
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 485
  • File Pdf: center-of-gravity.pdf

Book Summary:

In Shaunta Grimes' middle-grade novel Center of Gravity, a girl loses her mom, and her dad remarries quickly, so she must rebuild her life and friendships. Tessa is an anxious person, but it's become worse since her mother died a few months ago. To calm herself down she cuts out photos of missing kids—from milk cartons—and keeps them in a file. It helps her feel like she's not alone. When her dad announces suddenly that he's getting married—and that they're moving, Tessa must navigate new friendships and a new stepmother. She knows she should let go of old habits, but that's easier said than done. Her struggle is one that many readers will understand.