We Are Women

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449479030
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Vintage photographs illustrate both inspirational quotes and original lighthearted musings written exclusively by women for women in this brand-new anthology full of wisdom and humor. The images are remarkable, embodying the best of the human spirit. Each paired quote reminds us of women's strength and character through time. One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.—Simone de Beauvoir

GRIT Die neue Formel zum Erfolg

Author: Angela Duckworth
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641173558
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die neue Formel zum Erfolg: Leidenschaft Ausdauer und Zuversicht Eine Mischung aus Ausdauer und Leidenschaft, nicht IQ, Startbedingungen oder Talent entscheidet über den Erfolg eines Menschen. Diese These hat die Neurowissenschaftlerin und Psychologin Angela Duckworth in dem Wort GRIT zusammengefasst, das im Englischen so viel wie Biss oder Mumm heißt, und hat damit weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Auf Basis ihrer eigenen Geschichte, von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und anhand ungewöhnlicher Leistungsbiografien ist sie dem Geheimnis von erfolgreichen Menschen auf den Grund gegangen, seien sie Sportler, Bankmanager oder Comiczeichner. Sie weist nach, dass nicht "Genie", sondern eine einzigartige Kombination aus Begeisterungsfähigkeit und langfristigem Durchhaltevermögen darüber entscheidet, ob man seine Ziele erreicht. Mit zahlreichen Beispielen, die jeder auf seine Situation anwenden kann, erläutert Angela Duckworth das Konzept der motivierten Beharrlichkeit. Und sie fordert dazu auf, im Wissen um GRIT Lernen und Bildung neu zu denken.

True Grit Dry Wit

Author: R.M. Winn
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857965646
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this impressive collection, Ryle Winn introduces eight real-life heroes, each with an extraordinary tale to tell. We meet a fencing contractor who proves you can't judge a book by its cover; two octogenarian sisters with a tragic family secret; a racing enthusiast and horse-breeder who gets the shock of his life; and a gutsy timberman who has sidestepped his date with the devil on more than one occasion. Ryle's unforgettable stories are moving and uplifting, and proof that the best yarns really are from the heart. Praise for Rough Diamonds & Real Gems 'Ryle Winn has an engaging, racy style. Not many have the ability to record a yarn the way it was told and lose nothing in the translation, or even make it better.'Colin Thiele 'Winn and his characters speak in their own bush voices. This makes for some terrific and colourful reading.'Weekly Times 'This book is a lot like sitting around a campfire and listening to a bush character recount tales of life on the land.' South Coast Register

The Song of Sarah

Author: Charlene Pillow Little
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462014002
Format: PDF
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For author Charlene Pillow Little, the mirror on the wall refl ected a sobering message. As the signs of aging were obviously growing at a much higher rate than her 401(k) she must act quickly, but not for a face lift. It was time for Sarah to set the record straight and go all the way back to the fifties, to the time when she too was wrinkle-free, young and restless. These memoirs are her own unmistakable voice talking about the good, the bad, and the not so pretty of her journey through life. The Song of Sarah presents a touching personal story from 1937 to 2010, beginning with her birth in the thirties when the family physician arrives an hour late. Her feisty grandmother assumes the role of emergency MD. Growing up petite and scrawny in the fifties—and always on the lookout for ways to change her name to the one she feels is truly her—she emerges from each hurdle stronger in character, body, and mind. Though her childhood years were lived in an environment considered poverty-stricken, the hardships and circumstances served to define more clearly and purposefully certain ambitions and values. Told with candor and humor, her story is more about the human spirit that wills itself, not only to survive, but triumph over the long haul—a spirit that doesn’t accept the notion that life is over after the fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Ladies who Lunge

Author: Tara Brabazon
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868404219
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ladies who Lunge: Essays on Difficult Women dances through history with the unconventional woman. Witty and refreshing, the tone, texture and feeling of the words on the page are as unconventional as the plucky women who punctuate the prose. It is a tough, determined, moving, frank and funny review of difficult women: how they got there, how we can understand their actions, and how we can learn from them.

Dr Knox

Author: Peter Spiegelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783959671989
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Her Bathrobe She Blogged

Author: Robin Amber Kilgore
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615186823
Format: PDF, Docs
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"There is so much going on in this book. One minute I'm laughing; the next minute I'm crying and then I'm steaming mad at some fucktard I don't even know. When's the follow-up coming out?!" - T. Caraway, Age 22, Chicago, IL @ "Kilgore really makes me want to think twice about quitting my job at the record store and heading to LA like I have always dreamed, yet she makes it seem like so much fun! And I can't date her cuz she'll write about all the stupid things I do." - J. Garner, Age 25, Tokepa, KS @ "Just tell me now, is there anything in your book that would make me have to apologize to anyone or pick and move in the middle of the night?" - P. Buenger, Pasadena, Texas (Robin's Mother) @ "You used cuss words in your book?! Well, that's not very cultured...There went your shot on Oprah!" - M. Nowak, Pasadena, TX (Robin's Grandmother) @ Emotional. Raw. Thought provoking. Buy this book and put it by the toilet or in your overnight bag. It's a guilty pleasure.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.