This Is How

Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250032102
Format: PDF
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book by Augusten Burroughs that explores how to survive what you think you can't. If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can't get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life, if you really and truly wish you were dead, if you feel like it's your destiny to be a star, if you believe life has a grudge against you, if you don't want to have sex with your spouse and don't know why, if you feel so ashamed, if you're lost in life, if you have ever wondered, How am I supposed to survive this? This is How.

This Is How

Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312563558
Format: PDF
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Draws on the author's roller-coaster experiences with limited opportunities, successes and failures while offering darkly whimsical, no-holds-barred advice on surviving everything from riding elevators and gaining weight to finishing drinks and finding love. By the author of Running With Scissors. 350,000 first printing.

I Wasn t Ready to Say Goodbye

Author: Brook Noel
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402234333
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now there is a hand to hold... Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well." Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help." George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal." The Rebecca Review "For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read." Midwest Book Review

Running with Scissors

Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429902526
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Who Says I Can t

Author: Jothy Rosenberg
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 193545613X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"After being told, when he was 19, that he had no chance of surviving the cancer that had already cost him one leg and one lung, Jothy made a decision. He would ski until he died"--P. 4. of cover. In the decades since that decision, he has beome a superior athlete, a successful entrepreneur, and a happy family man.

Help I Can t Pay My Bills

Author: Sally Herigstad, CPA
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466855215
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this age of skyrocketing personal debt, more and more Americans find themselves facing a financial crisis. CPA Sally Herigstad provides the strategies you need to take charge of your financial problems and get back on your feet. This clear, step-by-step guide will get you started on your way to financial security. You'll learn to: *Create a realistic plan for reaching your financial goals *Find cash you didn't know you had *Talk to creditors when they call *Build – and stick to – a budget *Get help with catastrophic medical bills No matter how you got into a financial crisis, it's never too late to take steps to turn things around. This book will help you take charge of your finances – and your life. Sally Herigstad is a certified public accountant living in Kent, Washington. She has written numerous articles for Microsoft's MSN Money Web site.

Disarming the Narcissist

Author: Wendy T. Behary
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458745392
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can you handle the narcissistic people in your life? They're frustrating (and maybe even intimidating) to deal with. You might need to interact with some of them in social or professional settings, and you might even love one-so sometimes it just doesn't work to simply ignore them. You need to find a way of communicating effectively with narcissists, getting your point across and meeting your needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments. Disarming the Narcissist offers a host of effective strategies for dealing effectively with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe. Disarming the Narcissist will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist. Finally, you'll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.

A Woman s Guide to Living with Heart Disease

Author: Carolyn Thomas
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421424193
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Soon after she recovered from a major heart attack, public relations specialist Carolyn Thomas turned her talents to learning and blogging about heart disease in women--and, now, to writing a book based on her extensive knowledge of heart disease in women and her own experience and the experiences of other women with the disease. Her more than 600 Heart Sisters blog posts have attracted 5 million+ views from readers in 190 countries. Several of the posts have been re-published internationally, including in the British Medical Journal. She has been an invited participant at Mayo Clinic's medical conference on women's heart disease, and her story has been picked up by WSJ, NPR, CBS TV and radio, among other places. This evidence-based book combines the personal, emotional, and medical to create an engaging and timely view of women's heart health and disease"--

Personal Stress Management Surviving to Thriving

Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133364314
Format: PDF, Docs
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Conquer the pressures of college life with PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING. This book provides you with helpful insights and personal strategies for managing the demands ahead and throughout your college career. Written by health and psychology experts, this book offers self-assessments, helpful tips, and even a customizable toolkit for dealing with academics, time management, relationships, and more. You’ll also learn how to change your perspective and respond to stress in creative ways, with confidence and resilience, empowering you to be smarter, stronger, and more successful for the rest of your life. Engaging you with skills you can use right away, PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING incorporates the latest insights from neuroscience, exercise physiology, nutrition, and medicine, while encouraging healthy habits like regular exercise and good nutrition to prevent burnout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.