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Paralyzed by cerebral palsy and unable to speak, the author, helped by a friend and therapist tells her story. Residing at the Massachusetts State School for sixteen years, she was virtually a prisoner until new attendants discovered her bright and lively mind. She describes the frustration of being unable to communicate needs and feelings.
Dennis Miller first gained national acclaim as the wise-guy anchor of "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live." When HBO premiered his weekly talk show in April 1994, both critics and fans enthusiastically agreed: "Dennis Miller Live" was the most refreshing talk show on television. The accolades have continued to pour in. In September 1994, Dennis and his staff won an Emmy Award for writing and have been regularly nominated since. When he takes the stage, the audience demands, "The rants, the rants, the rants," and once again, Dennis Miller delivers the goods. Fans of his smart, quirky, irreverent style of humor are in for another treat-this set of rants is even funnier than the last two rounds.
This book helps teachers use real reading strategies in a practical way.
A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR) Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In Norway the book has been a huge bestseller, and rights have already been sold into sixteen countries. In his signature spare style, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood thirty-five years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changed the balance of their friendship. Now Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a new Mercedes, and it's clear their fortunes have reversed. Over the course of the day, the life of each man will be irrevocably altered. I Refuse is a powerful, unforgettable novel, and its publication is an event to be celebrated.
Parents often confuse love with overindulgence, afraid to subject their children to a moment of frustration or deprive them of anything they might desire. But in order to become resilient and responsible adults, children must learn that they can't always get their way.Since motherhood is now her most important role, beloved actress Marilu Henner has often turned to Dr. Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, a highly respected psychoanalyst, for advice on raising her own children. This practical, accessible guidebook that they've compiled together shows parents how to:Establish parent-child contracts and effective methods of disciplineHandle temper tantrums, bedtime issues, sibling rivalry, lying, and much moreHelp their children tolerate frustration and become comfortable with difficult feelingsFilled with dozens of real-life questions, practical advice, and humorous anecdotes, I Refuse to Raise a Brat is a witty and useful resource to help parents raise secure and self-reliant children.
Sure Jen has made mistakes. She spent all her money from a high-paying job on shoes, clothes, and spa treatments. She then carried a Prada bag to the unemployment office. She wrote a whole memoir about dieting...but didn't lose weight. She embarked on a quest for cultural enlightenment that only cemented her love for John Hughes movies and Kraft American Singles. She tried to embrace everything Martha Stewart, while living with a menagerie of rescue cats and dogs. (Glitter...everywhere.)<P><P> Mistakes are one thing; regrets are another.<P> After a girls' weekend in Savannah makes her realize that she is--yikes!--middle-aged (binge watching is so the new binge drinking), Jen decides to make a bucket list and seize the day, even if that means having her tattoo removed at one hundred times the cost of putting it on.<P> From attempting a juice cleanse to studying Italian, from learning to ride a bike to starting a new business, and from sampling pasta in Rome to training for a 5K, Jen is turning a mid-life crisis into a mid-life opportunity, sharing her sometimes bumpy--but always hilarious--attempts to better her life...again.
I Remember is a first-hand account of the world of black American music told by a man who has been part of that world for eighty years. Clyde E. B. Bernhardt worked with a number of bands, including King Oliver, Marion Hard, Cecil Scott, the Bascomb Brothers, and Joe Garland. He started his own band, the Blue Blazers, in 1946 and formed the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band in 1972.The book is a primary document that provides information about a part of the history of American music for which there is little documentation.
Dan Rather's memoir about growing up in Texas during the late 1930s and early 1940s is a portrait of family and community life during that time and of a country just recovering from the Great Depression and on the brink of World War II.
For over a decade, Chicagoans woke up to Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins on their radio. The WGN-AM 720 morning radio host's death brought an outpouring of emotion and tears as Chicagoans sought to share their grief. Noted for his folksy radio personality, Collins was as genuine as he seemed and a friend with many. His charitable works, especially with the Salvation Army and WGN's Neediest Kids Fund, were unmatched. Every morning, Uncle Bobby is missed in Chicago. I Remember Bob Collins is a collection of anecdotes about the legendary broadcaster from his friends, fans, fellow broadcasters, and the media. Some notable figures include Wally Phillips, former governor Jim Edgar, Chicago mayor Richard Daley, Tom Collins, as well as many others who share their memories of Bob Collins.
Darcy Wakefield was a single, 33-year-old, athletic, workaholic English professor who was diagnosed with ALS. I Remember Running is Darcy's story of change and loss and challenges during her first year with ALS, as she struggles to make sense of her diagnosis and redefine herself in the face of this terminal illness. This book will move readers to see the world in a different light and proves that it is possible to live a rich, meaningful life after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Sean Rosen knows what he wants. A ten-million dollar deal with a big Hollywood studio. The only problem is, he doesn't know a single person in show business. He and his mom (a nurse) and his dad (a plumber) live far away from Los Angeles or New York. Figuring it out as he goes, using only his laptop and his phone, Sean makes amazing progress in his quest, which no one else has a clue about. Except you, if you read this book. It's good. And it's funny. Trust me. I should know, because I represent Sean Rosen.
As Mary Richards's lovable and self-deprecating best friend Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Valerie Harper, too, turned the world on with her smile. Viewers could relate to Rhoda, native New Yorker and struggling working girl, who was unlucky in love and insecure about her weight but who always kept her sense of humor. Valerie was an unknown actress when she won the part that made her famous, and by the time Rhoda, her popular spin-off show, ended, she had won four Emmys and a Golden Globe. The role was groundbreaking. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal rights, among other issues that were important to her. Valerie's showbiz journey has taken her from Broadway, where she performed as a dancer and eventually found herself onstage with Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason, to Hollywood, where she went down in history as one of television's best-loved characters, and back to the Great White Way, where she recently won a Tony Award nomination for her critically acclaimed role as Tallulah Bankhead. Her inspiring story is laced with triumphs and a few transformative obstacles along the way, but she remains upbeat and funny throughout, always confident that no matter what, she's going to make it after all.
Hailed by The New York Times as "a master of the British mystery," award-winning author Elizabeth George is one of our most distinguished writers, cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores the dark side of everyday people--and the lengths to which they will go to get what they want most....In these five tantalizing and original tales, George plumbs the depths of human nature--and human weakness--as only she can. From the chilling tale of a marriage built on an appalling set of lies that only death can reveal, to the final, title story about a penniless schoolteacher whose ambition turns murderous, I, Richard is filled with page-turning drama, danger, and unmatched suspense. Whether the setting is urban or suburban, affluent or middle class, no one is safe from menace. Thanks to Inspector Thomas Lynley, a squabbling group of Anglophiles discovers a killer in its midst...But little help is on hand when a picture-perfect town is shattered by an eccentric new resident's horrifying pet project.... And when a wealthy husband is haunted by suspicions about his much-younger wife, it becomes clear that a man's imagination can be his own worst enemy...Ironic, revealing, and undeniably entertaining, this imaginative collection proves once again why Elizabeth George is one of today's best-loved authors. I, Richard belongs in the library of each and every mystery devotee.From the Hardcover edition.
A memoir of a woman born in the mountains of Guatemala into the Quiche people. A discussion of her life and the civil war in Guatemala
The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper.In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London's seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill--he ripped with a butcher's glee--and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught. I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack's personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman's blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines. Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls "one of the best storytellers of his generation."
"[A] dark, bloody triumph...convincingly mad, alternatively even-tempered, hallucinatory and cackling...the book's characters are great, its race to capture the murder is beautifully tense, and it has one of the best twists I can remember in any recent historical thriller." --The New York Times Book Review "Absolutely riveting....Authentic in tone, well researched, and darkly atmospheric of Victorian London, this historical thriller combines the quiet plausibility of the psychopath in Thomas Harris' Red Dragon (1981) with the menacing tone of Kenneth Cameron's The Frightened Man (2009)." --Booklist The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper.mells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines. Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls "one of the best storytellers of his generation."
2035: Susan Calvin is beginning her residency at a Manhattan teaching hospital, where a select group of patients is receiving the latest in diagnostic advancements: tiny nanobots, injected into the spinal fluid, that can unlock and map the human mind. Soon, Susan begins to notice an ominous chain of events surrounding the patients. When she tries to alert her superiors, she is ignored by those who want to keep the project far from any scrutiny for the sake of their own agenda. But what no one knows is that the very technology to which they have given life is now under the control of those who seek to spread only death. . .
In early 14-century China, Oyuna tells her granddaughter of her girlhood in Mongolia and how love for her horse enabled her to win an important race and bring good luck to her family.
Stonewall Jackson depended on him; General Lee complimented him; Union soldiers admired him; and women in Maryland, Virginia, and even Pennsylvania adored him: Henry Kyd Douglas. During and shortly after the Civil War Douglas set down his experiences of great men and great days. In resonant prose, he wrote simply and intimately, covering the full emotional spectrum of a soldier's life. Here is one of the finest and most remarkable stories to come out of any war, written wholly firsthand from notes and diaries made on the battlefield.
Easy-to-use guide to help teens and young adults develop their Internet skills while keeping safe In today's world, such ordinary tasks as bill paying, shopping and applying for jobs are accomplished via the Internet. Developed by i-SAFETM, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to Internet safety education, this important resource shows students in grades 9-12 (and their parents and teachers) the right way to accomplish everyday activities online, while maintaining personal safety and computer security. Shows teens how to safely use the Internet for social networking, buying and selling, applying for college , and more Clearly explains how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior From i-SAFETM the organization dedicated to Internet safety education This must-have book is designed to empower youth and steer them towards safe and responsible Internet experiences.
Easy-to-use guide that helps elementary and middle school students develop their Internet skills while keeping safe Most school-age children use the Internet every day. However, many posses na?ve attitudes about their online safety and can inadvertently engage in a range of high-risk behaviors. Developed by i-SAFETM, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to Internet safety education, this important resource offers a series of fun lessons and teachers' guides to help students in grades K-8 learn how to stay safe online. Filled with activities, the book shows young children how to have fun online while keeping safeFrom i-SAFETM the organization dedicated to Internet safety educationTopics include basic Internet safety, protecting personal information, preventing cyberbullying, avoiding predators, netiquette, and much more This is a must-have book that teachers and parents can use to help kids become Internet-savvy.
Noah Spenser felt like a fool sitting on Santa's knee, but it made his seven-year-old daughter happy. But when he noticed that this Santa had padding in unexpected places, he got a little happier himself. Especially when Kris Kringle, a. k. a. Jill Morgan, was just the present he was hoping to receive. She was vivacious, spontaneous and needed a place to stay. What man wouldn't help a gorgeous redheaded Santa in need?
A collection of wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren--more than 170 selections ranging from insults and riddles to jeers and jump-rope rhymes.
There's a budding romance on Butler Mountain, but in the hornets' nest known as the Abbott family, keeping a secret is no easy feat...Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret.<P><P> Colton's nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it's not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her--especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn't about to tell Cam she's having a fling...with Will's brother.Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a long weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house in Burlington. <P>Too bad Will and Cameron have the same idea, and once Colton and Lucy are caught red-handed (and red-faced), will their clandestine romance lose its appeal or will their secret beginnings be the start of something lasting?Includes a bonus Green Mountain short story!
I Saw His Face Before Me is the story of the late Heather Anese Burns, her surviving parents Samuel and Patricia Burns, and her much loved brother Keenan. This achingly honest, moving account of two "deserved" lives, renders page upon page of wisdom, knowledge and compassion - compelling us to face the challenges and celebrate the successes of Heather's and Keenan's journey with Sickle Cell Anemia. Encircled in a heartwarming message the authors offer riveting eye- opening insights into parenting children and adults with incurable diseases, knowing each "first time" experience might be a "first time once". "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me".....Philippians 4:13 Heather's passion for all things Godly and her love for education and learning inspired her family and others who loved her to establish the Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund. Learn more about the HBMSF at www.hbmsf.org
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