I Am an Open Book My Side of the Story A memoir full of short stories and poems

I Am an Open Book  My Side of the Story  A memoir full of short stories and poems Author Kristen M. Bass
ISBN-10 9781683943648
Release 2011-10-03
Pages 68
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All of her life she was silent. A twin brother born of downs-syndrome and a mother struggling with mental illness. Kristen’s life seems to be headed for a road of depression and despair. This book isn’t intended to solicit sympathy but to show you how a girl launched into a gleam of hope and turned her sorrows into triumph. Sit back, and enjoy while she open’s herself up and tells you her side of the story.



The Best Worst Thing

The Best Worst Thing Author Kristen K. Brown
ISBN-10 1452533113
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 304
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ONE DAY. THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO CHANGE A LIFE... A YOUNG COUPLE. A NEW BABY. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. As a wife, new mom and successful career woman, Kristen Brown thinks her life is set. Until one morning, her husband doesn’t wake up. In this bittersweet memoir, we experience Brown’s new life as a young widow mom grappling with the shock, pain and regret following her husband’s unexpected death while managing a stressful work situation amidst the downfall of the economy. But not wanting to be a “sad mom,” she instead harnesses her emotions into a positive force in her life. Through a process of life-changing experiences like surfing, getting “inked” and starting her own company that takes her to Hollywood, she discovers her life’s purpose to be the role model for her daughter she longs to be–and becomes a role model for others in the process. Kristen Brown captivates us with her story of transformation that is filled with the universal elements of loss, love, hope, humor and our ongoing search for answers that changes our perspective on the meaning of life and how we should live it. Kristen Brown bares her soul and shows us that loss can color our experiences and empower us to do more, be more and hope for more than we ever thought possible. “...you will fall deeply for The Best Worst Thing. Kristen Brown opens her tattered heart for all to see, then shares her rocky road back from the edge, as she finds the woman she was meant to be.” — Julie Bauke, author of Stop Peeing On Your Shoes "...a powerful journey of love, loss, rebirth, and self-discovery. Kristen has a gift of keen insight, provocative imagery, and raw authenticity...” — Theresa Rose, award-winning author of Opening the Kimono: A Woman's Intimate Journey Through Life's Biggest Challenges "You will be captivated from the very first word and may not be able put this book down...she tells her incredible story that will move you emotionally in many ways.” — Peggy McColl, New York Times Best-Selling Author Kristen Brown is a widow mom, writer, speaker and founder of Happy Hour Effect®. Nominated for multiple business awards, she showcases her company at Hollywood events, has been featured extensively in the media and has adapted her company message into a training series. She lives in Minneapolis with her daughter and big black Lab.



Is That the Shirt You re Wearing

Is That the Shirt You re Wearing Author Kristen Hansen Brakeman
ISBN-10 0997400943
Release 2017-05-05
Pages 286
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Is That The Shirt You're Wearing? is a memoir covering the struggles and joys (big and small, but always funny) of being a working mother, wife and daughter in Los Angeles during two crazy summers in the life of Kristen Brakeman, an essayist and blogger whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Working Mother Magazine.



Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World Author Kristen Welch
ISBN-10 9781496412034
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 272
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“But everyone else has it.” “If you loved me, you’d get it for me!” When you hear these comments from your kids, it can be tough not to cave. You love your children—don’t you want them to be happy and to fit in? Kristen Welch knows firsthand it’s not that easy. In fact, she’s found out that when you say yes too often, it’s not only hard on your peace of mind and your wallet—it actually puts your kids at long-term risk. In Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen shares the ups and downs in her own family’s journey of discovering why it’s healthiest not to give their kids everything. Teaching them the difference between “want” and “need” is the first step in the right direction. With many practical tips and anecdotes, she shares how to say the ultimate yes as a family by bringing up faith-filled kids who will love God, serve others, and grow into hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults. It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. Get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine appreciation and create a Jesus-centered home in which your kids don’t just say—but mean!—“thank you” for everything they have.



The Journal of Best Practices

The Journal of Best Practices Author David Finch
ISBN-10 9781439189757
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 240
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The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage. At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn’t make him any easier to live with. Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Don’t change the radio station when she’s singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband he’d always meant to be. Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism spectrum condition, and proof that a true heart can conquer all.



THEN AND NOW A Memoir

THEN AND NOW  A Memoir Author Leigh Clarke
ISBN-10 9781426975615
Release 2011-07-15
Pages 88
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Born in the western state of Wyoming in the 30’s, her point of view was influenced by the visual and written history of the West that surrounded her; where the Sioux roamed and established their winter camps, and western ranchers, like her father and grandfathers before him, attempted to survive the Great Depression, a major draught, and a World War. These events shaped her early years and taught that hardship and discipline meant survival for a nation and its people. She raised her three children mostly as a single parent and has had a long life of good health and love for family; including her three grandchildren. She presently lives in the North Texas Hill Country with her two pups, Beau and Bandit.



You Have to Get Your Own Saint

You Have to Get Your Own Saint Author Kristen Hestir
ISBN-10 9780595392599
Release 2006-06
Pages 192
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My husband and I dreamed of an early retirement in Spain. When we both suddenly lost our jobs, we decided to turn the dream into reality. Thousands of foreigners move to Spain every year. What is the feel and texture of day in, day out living for these people? We searched for books on what it was like for ordinary, middleclass foreigners to live in Spain. We found books for tourists, books on how to buy a property, how to restore an old farmhouse and finding a holiday home, We found nothing about making a permanent move. Our search for information was in vain but we blindly made the move anyway. This book is a diary of our first two years in Spain. The people are real and the events are true. The first years in a new country are always transitional years. Ours were fraught with excitement, frustration, delight, culture shock and exasperation! If you are planning a new life in Spain, I hope this book is helpful. I wish you luck and happiness on your adventure.



Losing the Way

Losing the Way Author Kristen Skedgell
ISBN-10 0972002197
Release 2008
Pages 206
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A riveting and finely crafted true story, Losing the Way recounts how the daughter of East Coast intellectuals was recruited into a well-known rightwing Bible cult, The Way International, where she was manipulated, betrayed, and abused, before being rescued by the worldly mother she rejected. Skedgell shows how easily an idealistic young person can be swept away by a spiritual quest and the quiet malevolence lurking beneath the religious exterior of a false leader.



Writing Life Stories

Writing Life Stories Author Bill Roorbach
ISBN-10 9781599634524
Release 2008-06-17
Pages 304
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How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers. Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative nonfiction and composition syllabi the world over. This updated 10th anniversary edition gives you the same friendly instruction and stimulating exercises along with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, internet research, and even marketing ideas. You'll discover how to turn your untold life stories into vivid personal essays and riveting memoirs by learning to open up memory, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, develop characters, and research supporting details. This guide will teach you to see your life more clearly and show you why real stories are often the best ones.



God Blocked It

God Blocked It Author Kristen Lambert
ISBN-10 9781617773020
Release 2011-06
Pages 105
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Sometimes the rockiest path can lead to the greatest destination. As a young woman, Kristen Lambert engaged in dangerous behaviors. She experimented with marijuana. She drank in excess and often drove home drunk from the clubs. And then she fell in love with a married woman. Kristen was not a lesbian, but the love and affection that her girlfriend showed nurtured her in a way that her absentee father and sexually abusive mother's boyfriend had not. Soon, the relationship soured, and Kristen was lost. Not knowing where else to turn, Kristen found God. She had always called herself a Christian, but she hadn't always practiced. As she began to apply Christian faith and practices to her life, something unexpected happened – her life started to get better! In her gritty and honest memoir, God Blocked It!: How I Overcame Sin and Adversity, Lambert reflects on her unusual path to God. Lambert will show you that sometimes even the rockiest path can still lead to salvation.



First French Essais

First French Essais Author Kristin Espinasse
ISBN-10 1496139550
Release 2014-03-03
Pages 150
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"Stories that will make you feel at home in France from the creator of French-Word-A-Day.com. Down-to-earth stories brimming with French words. Features a host of lovable French characters. Useful vocabulary section at the end of every chapter. Full-color photos of Kristin's favorite villages."--Back cover.



Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey Author Jusuf Wanandi
ISBN-10 9789793780924
Release 2012
Pages 295
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FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, Soeharto reigned as the most powerful man in Indonesia - President, father figure and infallible leader to millions. That span of the country's history has remained largely opaque to the public, with confusion and vagaries obscuring the inner workings of his regime. In "Shades of Grey: A Political Memoir of Modern Indonesia 1965-1998," longtime political insider Jusuf Wanandi, who worked closely with the President's top advisors for decades, sheds light on the indecipherable dark of this period. From the day of the 1965 coup to the invasion of East Timor to Soeharto's complex relationships with China, the communist party and Islamic activists, Wanandi draws on behind-the-scenes knowledge and lifelong experience to illuminate some of the most dramatic and less understood elements of Indonesian history. Both history scholars and political novices will learn much from this book, gaining greater comprehension of how Indonesia came to be what it is today, as well as coming to understand one of modern history's largest political personalities. As the title suggests, nothing in this deeply layered story is black-and-white, no truths absolute in the violent and passionate tale of Indonesia's journey toward full democracy, but Wanandi offers perhaps the most comprehensive and nuanced explanation to date. Though no history can tell all sides of a story, "Shades of Grey" - colored by Wanandi's thoughtful voice, as well as humanizing anecdotes about great figures - paints a rich picture of a fascinating time, a picture that is sure to provoke debate and introspection for years to come. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jusuf Wanandi (1937), a native of Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, is a lawyer by training and an activist by calling. He co-founded the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in 1971 and amongst his many other responsibilities and appointments he currently serves as President Director of "The Jakarta Post" and Chairman of Prasetiya Mulya Business School. He lives in Jakarta with his wife and family. This is his third book.



Spoiler Alert The Hero Dies

Spoiler Alert  The Hero Dies Author Michael Ausiello
ISBN-10 9781501134982
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 320
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In this evocative and gorgeously wrought memoir reminiscent of Rob Sheffield’s Love Is a Mixtape and George Hodgman’s Bettyville, Michael Ausiello—a respected TV columnist and founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com—remembers his late husband, and the lessons, love, and laughter that they shared throughout their fourteen years together. For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello’s insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor-in-chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment. What many of his fans don’t know, however, is that while his professional life was in full swing, Michael had to endure the greatest of personal tragedies: his husband, Kit Cowan, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer. Over the course of eleven months, Kit and Michael did their best to combat the deadly disease, but Kit succumbed to his illness in February 2015. In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, Michael tells the story of his harrowing and challenging last year with Kit while revisiting the thirteen years that preceded it, and how the undeniably powerful bond between him and Kit carried them through all manner of difficulty—always with laughter front and center in their relationship. Instead of a tale of sadness and loss, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies is an unforgettable, inspiring, and beautiful testament to the resilience and strength of true love.



Imagine Wanting Only This

Imagine Wanting Only This Author Kristen Radtke
ISBN-10 9781473552272
Release 2018-04-05
Pages 288
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Imagine Wanting Only This has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Imagine Wanting Only This also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Imagine Wanting Only This book for free.



He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

He Loves Me  He Loves Me Not Author Trish Ryan
ISBN-10 9780446536134
Release 2008-04-30
Pages 320
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Trish Ryan was the quintessential successful thirtysomething woman -- she had a career as an attorney, a nice car, and a succession of men clamoring for her affection. But despite all her accomplishments, the things by which she defined her life continually left her disappointed, especially when it came to dating. Like the heroines of chick-lit novels and Sex and the City, she couldn't escape her bad luck with men: men who cheated, who left her, who made her a lesser version of herself. After years of trying everything out there to make love work -- new age philosophy, feminist empowerment, myriad of self-help programs -- she finally, hesitantly, decided to give God a try. This is Ryan's story of how her search for the right guy turned into the search for the right God, and (spoiler alert!) how she ended up with the happily-ever-after ending.



It Was Me All Along

It Was Me All Along Author Andie Mitchell
ISBN-10 9780770433260
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 256
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A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.



Uzaklara Giden Yol

Uzaklara Giden Yol Author Ishmael Beah
ISBN-10 9944820571
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 256
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Uzaklara Giden Yol has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Uzaklara Giden Yol also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Uzaklara Giden Yol book for free.