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Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectru...
by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<b>The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick.</b><br /><br /><i><b>Autism in Heels</b></i>, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism鈥檚 most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman.<br /><br />Beyond being a memoir, <i><b>Autism in Heels</b></i> is a love letter to all women. It鈥檚 a conversation starter. A game changer. And a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos).<br /><br />Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism "looks a bit different in pink," most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. <i><b>Autism in Heels</b></i> takes that message to the mainstream.<br /><br />From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Lif...
by Nir Eyal

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"<i>Indistractable</i> provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."</b><br />- James Clear, author of <i>Atomic Habits</i><br /><br />You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.<br /><br />What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable?"<br /><br />International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing <i>Hooked</i>, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.<br /><br />In <i>Indistractable</i>, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.<br /><br />Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. <i>Indistractable </i>reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.<br /><br />Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals:<br /><ul><li>Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture--and how to fix it</li><br /><li>What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"</li><br /><li>Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable</li><br /><li>How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world</li></ul>Empowering and optimistic, <i>Indistractable </i>provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention--helping you live the life you really want.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are s...
by Rachel Hollis

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>#1聽<em>NEW YORK TIMES</em>聽BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don鈥檛 have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you:聽<em>that鈥檚 a lie</em>.</strong></p><p>As the founder of the lifestyle website聽TheChicSite.com聽and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we鈥檝e told ourselves so often we don鈥檛 even hear them anymore.</p><p>With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.</p><p>With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity,聽<em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em>聽shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.</p>
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
by Alan Alda

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English

Pages

228

Publication Date

September 04, 2007

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<b>An insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions Alan Alda has asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)</b><br /><br /> Picking up where his bestselling memoir left off鈥揾aving been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile鈥揂lda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he鈥檚 heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life鈥揻rom the turbulence of the sixties, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, and beyond. Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he notices that 鈥渄oorways are where the truth is told,鈥?and wonders if there鈥檚 one thing鈥揳rt, activism, family, money, fame鈥搕hat could lead to a 鈥渓ife of meaning.鈥?lt;br /><br /> In a book that is candid, wise, and as questioning as it is incisive, Alda amuses and moves us with his unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small. <i>Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself </i>is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for聽<i>Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself</i></b><br /><br />鈥淓ngagingly thoughtful and thought-provoking . . . [Alan Alda] candidly shares many stories of his life, so easily and wittily you can hear him speak as you read.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;i>Sydney Sun Herald</i><br /><br />鈥淎lda is chatty, easygoing and humble, rather like a Mr. Rogers for grownups. His words of inspiration would be a perfect gift for a college grad or for anyone facing major life changes.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>(starred review)<br /><br />鈥淪mart, engaged, funny and observant.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;i>San Antonio Express-News</i>
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About ...
by Robin J. DiAngelo

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.</b> <br /><br />In this 鈥渧ital, necessary, and beautiful book鈥?(Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and 鈥渁llows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 鈥榖ad people鈥?(Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J. MacLeod

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house鈥攁 farmer鈥檚 stone cottage鈥攐n 鈥渁 small acre鈥?of land. Mary assumed duties as the island鈥檚 district nurse.<i> Call the Nurse</i> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.<br /><br /> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse鈥檚 compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Sec...
by , Al Switzler

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 16, 2011

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</p> <p>The first edition of <i>Crucial Conversations</i> exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for high-stakes situations</li> <li>Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue</li> <li>Make it safe to talk about almost anything</li> <li>Be persuasive, not abrasive</li> </ul>
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make鈥攁nd break鈥攁 marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<b>The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.</b><br /><br />Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--<i>Codependent No More</i>. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<br /> <br />With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <i>Codependent No More</i> is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.<br /> <br />Melody Beattie is the author of <i>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</i> and <i>Playing It by Heart</i>.
Life Is So Good
by , Richard Glaubman

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

May 09, 2000

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One man鈥檚 extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98<br /> 聽<br /> <b>鈥淭hings will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn鈥檛 anything I would change about my life.鈥濃€擥eorge Dawson</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave鈥檚 grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the entire sweep of the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson鈥檚 irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and the presidents, to defining moments in history, George Dawson鈥檚 description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him through it all: 鈥淟ife is so good. I do believe it鈥檚 getting better.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> <b>WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 remarkable autobiography . . . . the feel-good story of the year.鈥濃€?lt;i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> <br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 testament to the power of perseverance.鈥濃€?lt;i>USA Today</i><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Life Is So Good </i>is about character, soul and spirit. . . . The pride in standing his ground is matched鈥攎aybe even exceeded鈥攂y the accomplishment of [George Dawson鈥檚] hard-won education.鈥濃€?lt;i>The Washington Post</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓loquent . . . engrossing . . . an astonishing and unforgettable memoir.鈥濃€?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.</b>

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