Not My Plan

Author: Meg Bryant
Publisher: Megan Bryant
ISBN: 9781945537004
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For a full nine months, 18-year-old Megan Bryant kept her pregnancy a secret. With an ever-growing stomach, her senior class production of Little Shop of Horrors, and high school graduation in her midst, Megan did the only thingshe could think to do...hide herself from her family and friends. That is, until she no longer could. Megan's family discovered the truth only when the baby was ready to make an appearance. What followed was a story of determination, commitment and the sacrifice only a mother can make. After keeping her story closely guarded for years, Megan, in her book, Not My Plan, authentically and intimately shares how the path toward adoption can change a family's trajectory forever.

It Sucked and Then I Cried

Author: Heather Armstrong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416959144
Format: PDF
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An irreverent and captivating memoir about the unexpected joys and glaring indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood - from the beloved creator of the most popular personal blog on the web, dooce.com Heather Armstrong gave up a lot of things when she and her husband, Jon, decided to have a baby: beer, small boobs, free time -- and antidepressants. The eighteen months that followed were filled with anxiety, constipation, nacho cheese Doritos, and an unconditional love that threatened to make her heart explode. Still, as baby Leta grew and her husband, Jon, returned to work, Heather faced lonely days, sleepless nights, and endless screaming that sometimes made her wish she'd never become a mother. Just as she was poised to throw another gallon of milk at her husband's head, she committed herself for a short stay in a mental hospital -- the best decision she ever made for her family. To the dedicated millions who can't get enough of Heather's unforgettably unique style and hilarious stories on her hugely popular blog, there's little she won't share about her daily life as a recovering Mormon, liberal daughter of Republicans, wife of a charming geek, lover of television that exceeds at being really awful, and stay-at-home mom to five-year-old Leta and two willful dogs. In It Sucked and Then I Cried, Heather tells, with trademark wit, the heartfelt, unrelentingly honest story of her battle with postpartum depression and all the other minor details of pregnancy and motherhood that no one cares to mention. Like how boring it can be to care for someone whose primary means of communication is through her bowels. And how long it can possibly take to reconvene the procedure that got you into this whole parenthood mess in the first place. And how you sometimes think you can't possibly go five more minutes without breathing in that utterly irresistible and totally redeemable fresh baby smell. It Sucked and Then I Cried is a brave cautionary tale about crossing over that invisible line to the other side (the parenting side), where everything changes and it only gets worse. But most of all, it's a celebration of a love so big it can break your heart into a million pieces.

Teratologies

Author: Jackie Stacey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113618547X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stories of cancer are full of monster and marvels; the monstrousness of the disease and the treatments, the marvels of the cures and the saved lives. Still one of the most dreaded diseases to haunt our imaginations, cancer is more than an illness - it is a cultural phenomenon. People who have cancer are bombarded with competing explanations of their conditions: it is genetically inherited; it is environmentally produced; it is the result of their personality. Teratologies - A Cultural Study of Cancer investigates how this disease is perceived, experienced and theorised in contemporary society. It explores changing beliefs about the causes of, and the cures for, cancer in both biomedicine and its increasingly popular alternative counterparts. Analysing conventional and alternative medical accounts, self-help manuals and patients' personal stories, Jackie Stacey takes a critical look at the place of heroes, metaphors, the self and the body in these competing bids to produce the authoritative definition of the meaning of cancer today. Interspersed with these detailed textual investigations are discussions of broader issues such as the feminist debates about the history of science, the place of consumer culture in health practices and the status of patients and of health professionals in postmodern society. Combining authobiographical narratives with contemporary theoretical debates, the author carves out a specifically feminist analysis of the cultural dimensions of cancer. She brings accounts of her own illness under the critical lens of academic scrutiny and situates these personal stories within a discussion of contemporary cultural change.

Suck It Up Buttercup

Author: Robert D. Cass
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781600372636
Format: PDF
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Casss book delivers a sharp dose of reality in a politically correct business environment and offers an unmistakably clear message about what it really takes to be a success in business.

Sucked In

Author: Charissa Dufour
Publisher: Charissa Dufour
ISBN: 1310449333
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Struggling vampire romance novelist Ashley Hawn was living her dream. By day she worked as a clerk at a local grocery store, and by night she immersed herself in the imaginary world of sexy vampires, shirtless men, and endless parties. Between work, her writing, and her best friends- Chloe and Jordan- life was good. She was even dating a mysterious and sexy man (or so she thought) by the name of Isaac. Then in a flash, her whole world changed and she discovered herself turned. Quickly she finds that life as a vampire is less sexy shirtless men, endless parties, and is more running for her life as she tries to dodge the attacks of every mythological creature in the area. Quickly she finds that life as a vampire is less sexy shirtless men, endless parties, and is more running for her life as she tries to dodge the attacks of every mythological creature in the area. Cover by Kelliane Rumsey Fantasy, urban fantasy, vampire, werewolf, magic, wizard

Prophecy Girl

Author: Cecily White
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1620612933
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Some prophecies are downright deadly... Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time.I was born to slay Crossworld demons.Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom.Then he shows up.Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he's my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn't mean I'll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It's crazy! Every time I'm with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right?Wrong.Now my teachers think I'm the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn't be too difficult.Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle. Each book in the Angel Academy series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book 1: Prophecy Girl Book 2: Conspiracy Boy

Her Hometown Reporter

Author: KD Fleming
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460381645
Format: PDF, Mobi
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TOBY HENDRICKS HAS THE INSIDE SCOOP ON GINA LAWSON The reporter is looking for a story that'll be his ticket out of his small Georgia town. With her political connections, legal assistant Gina Lawson could help Toby realize his aspirations. Their friendship is just an added bonus, but falling in love isn't part of his five-year plan. Gina's devoted to her family and community, and doesn't plan to ever leave. Though she finds her favorite reporter maddeningly irresistible, she must guard her heart. But when a betrayal of trust threatens to shatter both their dreams, will Gina and Toby learn that they share the same values after all?

Unshakable

Author: Tai Sophia
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312072970
Format: PDF, ePub
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What IS an Unshakable Girl? Is there some kind of club you have to join, a certain type of clothing you're supposed to wear, or a secret handshake or something? Simply put, an Unshakable Girl is one who is not shaken or overcome by the flood of worldliness and sin that is continually surrounding her. She stands out because of her purity and joy and vibrancy in the midst of a culture where darkness and sin is sought after, praised, and exalted. Her smile is full of the joy of the Lord, and her heart is continually abiding in His presence, so that the things that come out in her words and actions sparkle with His love and sweetness. THIS is her secret.

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming

Author: Kathleen Bacus
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
ISBN: 194037104X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What do you call a blonde skeleton in the closet? Last year's hide-'n'-seek champ. It's autumn in the heartland, where football rules, homecoming royalty reigns, and full moons don't just refer to a passing high school varsity bus. But this year, Tressa Jayne Turner isn't just enjoying the candy corn, popcorn balls and caramel apples. This reporter is on a mission to sniff out a serious story that will impress not only her skeptical family and friends, but also her boss at the Grandville Gazette. And it turns out "Calamity Jayne" is in luck! Eccentric and reclusive bestselling writer, Elizabeth Courtney Howard is coming to little ol' Grandville to conduct some family business and finish her latest book. So, what's stopping Tressa from scoring this journalistic coup? A blackmailing, six-foot-two-inch homecoming queen candidate with all the charm of Frankenstein in taffeta, a rival reporter out to scoop the competition, a séance-hosting grandmother, and the sexy Ranger Rick Townsend who could tempt a nun to rethink her vows. Suddenly Tressa better watch her step, as her exposé uncovers skeletons in everyone's closets and a haunted house that's too creepy for comfort. (NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun.) Calamity Jayne Mysteries: Calamity Jayne – book #1 Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2 Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3 Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4 Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5 Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6 Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7 What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries: "Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery." ~ Publishers' Weekly "Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters." ~ RT Book Reviews "Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way." ~ Chick Lit Cafe "Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes." ~ Booklist *starred review*