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No Time Like the Future

By Michael J. Fox
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Isbn : 9781250265623
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 507
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges. In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses. Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson’s disease he’s had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.” Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.

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This book explores the art of finding the right words and actions at the right time--an invaluable handbook for expressing compassion, kindness, caring, and congratulations to friends and family, neighbors and colleagues, and anyone else who touches your life. Spizman focuses on how to use words wisely and well in both difficult and joyful times, allaying the common fear people have of appearing foolish or inadequate when they want their words to make a difference.

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  • Isbn : 9781728427553
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 171
  • File Pdf: billie-eilish-the-unofficial-biography.pdf

Book Summary:

A fascinating biography of a worldwide pop star

All Together Now

By Alan Doyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Isbn : 9780385696784
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 992
  • File Pdf: all-together-now.pdf

Book Summary:

National Bestseller One of Newfoundland's funniest and most beloved storytellers offers his cure for the Covid blues. Is there a more sociable province than Newfoundland and Labrador? Or anywhere in Canada with a greater reputation for coming to the rescue of those in need? At this time of Covid, singer, songwriter and bestselling author Alan Doyle is feeling everyone's pain. Off the road and spending more days at home than he has since he was a child hawking cod tongues on the wharfs of Petty Harbour, he misses the crowds and companionship of performing across the country and beyond. But most of all he misses the cheery clamour of pubs in his hometown, where one yarn follows another so quickly "you have to be as ready as an Olympian at the start line to get your tale in before someone is well into theirs already." We're all experiencing our own version of that deprivation, and Alan, one of Newfoundland's finest storytellers, wants to offer a little balm. All Together Now is a gathering in book form--a virtual Newfoundland pub. There are adventures in foreign lands, including an apparently filthy singalong in Polish (well, he would have sung along if he'd understood the language), a real-life ghost story involving an elderly neighbour, a red convertible and a clown horn, a potted history of his social drinking, and heartwarming reminiscences from another past world, childhood--all designed to put a smile on the faces of the isolated-addled. Alan Doyle has never been in better form--nor more welcome. As he says about this troubling time: "We get through it. We do what has to be done. Then, we celebrate. With the best of them."

Leaving Cheyenne

By Larry McMurtry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781631493522
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: leaving-cheyenne.pdf

Book Summary:

“If Chaucer were a Texan writing today . . . this is how he would have written and this is how he would have felt.”— New York Times In Leaving Cheyenne (1963), which anticipates Lonesome Dove more than any other early novel, the stark realities of the American West play out in a mesmerizing love triangle. Stubborn rancher Gideon Fry, resilient Molly Taylor, and awkward ranch hand Johnny McCloud struggle with love and jealousy as the years pass.

The Bird Artist

By Howard Norman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 0374706271
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 381
  • File Pdf: the-bird-artist.pdf

Book Summary:

Howard Norman's The Bird Artist, the first book of his Canadian trilogy, begins in 1911. Its narrator, Fabian Vas is a bird artist: He draws and paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village home. In the first paragraph of his tale Fabian reveals that he has murdered the village lighthouse keeper, Botho August. Later, he confesses who and what drove him to his crime--a measured, profoundly engrossing story of passion, betrayal, guilt, and redemption between men and women. The Bird Artist is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Counseling Persons with Parkinson's Disease

By Allan Hugh, Jr. Cole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780190672942
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 713
  • File Pdf: counseling-persons-with-parkinson-s-disease.pdf

Book Summary:

What is it like to live with a chronic illness? How can counselors support those living with one? Allan Hugh Cole Jr. offers answers to these two questions and so many more in Counseling Persons with Parkinson's Disease. In ten succinct chapters, Cole offers a glimpse into life with Parkinson's and presents an insightful approach to counseling someone living with a chronic illness. Cole was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2016, and--though it hardly happened overnight--he has since discovered a new passion and drive for life. A teacher of social workers and counselors for many years, Cole has unique insight into chronic illness and the care required to help someone diagnosed with one. He delves into the importance of accepting a chronic illness and how this can create an opportunity for personal transformation, newfound meaning, and rejuvenated purpose. In addition to emphasizing the importance of self-reflection, he also offers evidence-based approaches to counseling. Cole's approaches to counseling draw on task-centered social work practice. Throughout the book, he engages with five purposeful actions tied to principles of constructivism, Aristotelian thought, American pragmatism, and theories of interpretation (hermeneutics). At once informative, realistic, humorous, and hopeful, this is a thoughtful guide for clinicians who give counsel, educators who teach counseling, people supporting someone else, and anyone living with a chronic illness.

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #4

By Bob Gale,Derek Fridolfs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:FEB170372
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 818
  • File Pdf: back-to-the-future.pdf

Book Summary:

“Biff Goes To Washington” — Absolute power corrupts absolutely… and when you’re Biff Tannen, that’s exactly what you want! If money is the root of all evil, then Biff makes like a tree to get his way by any means necessary, leaving the Hill Valley Civic Committee in dire straits — but in their darkest hour, an offer for help comes from an unexpected source.

Brain & Behavior

By Bob Garrett,Gerald Hough
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn : 9781544373454
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: brain-behavior.pdf

Book Summary:

In Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, authors Bob Garrett and Gerald Hough showcase the ever-expanding body of research into the biological foundations of human behavior through a big-picture approach. With thought-provoking examples and a carefully crafted, vibrant visual program, the text allows any student to appreciate the importance and relevance of this field of study. New features to the Sixth Edition include fully revised learning objectives, a streamlined box feature program, an expanded collection of foundational animations, and updated research on timely topics such as drugs and addiction, sex and gender, and emotions and health. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

Communicating with Spirits

By Rita Berkowitz,Deb Baker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780744053555
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: communicating-with-spirits.pdf

Book Summary:

You know there's more to life than physical existence Life is a journey and physical birth and death are its points of transition. Many people across multiple cultures and faith systems believe that the spirit lives on--and have experienced contact with the spirits of loved ones who have passed to the higher side. This contact is joyous, comforting, and healing--but you wonder if it's actually real and whether you can share in it, too. This enlightening guide will show you exactly how to uncover your own mediumistic capabilities and connect with those no longer on your plane. In this new and improved edition, you'll find: -Tips on how to connect with your divine energy through prayer, meditation, and dreams. -Information on the birth of the human soul as perceived through multiple viewpoints. -Exercises to help you develop your mediumistic abilities. -Helpful ways to interpret and understand the symbolism of spiritual communication. -Instruction on how to explore your past lives and to examine your aura Don't give up the spirit!

Ich will

By Rainer Zitelmann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FinanzBuch Verlag
  • Isbn : 9783960928942
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: ich-will.pdf

Book Summary:

Nach seinem Bestseller Setze dir größere Ziele! beleuchtet Zitelmann in seinem neuen Buch wieder ganz ungewöhnlich erfolgreiche Menschen – Persönlichkeiten, die trotz Behinderung geradezu Übermenschliches geleistet haben: darunter ein Blinder, der den Mount Everest bestiegen hat, ein Weltreisender, der schon vor 200 Jahren blind 400.000 Kilometer zurücklegte, ein Motivationsredner ohne Arme und Beine, eine erfolgreiche Unternehmerin im Rollstuhl, eine taubblinde Schriftstellerin und ein weltberühmter Schauspieler mit Parkinson. 20 faszinierende Porträts, die verraten, was man von diesen Erfolgsmenschen lernen kann! Saliya Kahawatte, den viele aus seinem Film Blind Date mit dem Leben kennen, schreibt im Vorwort: "Wenn Sie es mögen, betrachten Sie dieses Buch gern als eine Fundgrube menschlicher Diamanten. Wir alle wissen, dass jeder dieser seltenen Edelsteine früher einmal ein gewöhnliches Stück Kohle war, das über lange Zeit gewaltigem Druck standhielt, so seine Stabilität erhielt und erst durch gezieltes, präzises Schleifen seinen einzigartigen Glanz erreichte."