Author : B. Smith
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Harmony
ISBN : 9780553447132
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 336 page

“A powerful portrait of Alzheimer’s…marked by strong emotions and often bleak honesty.” —The Washington Post “The vulnerability, courage, and honesty in Before I Forget are heart-opening. Fear can be paralyzing…yet B. and Dan beautifully demonstrate that there is a different way to approach this stealthy invader. Alzheimer’s needs to come out of the shadows, and this book is an important step.” —Maria Shriver Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She’s not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way. At its heart, Before I Forget is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope.

Author : Leonard Pitts
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Agate Publishing
ISBN : 9781572846524
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File Download : 368 page

“An unsettling, compelling first novel about secrets, illness, and the role of African-American men in society and family life.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) This powerful novel of three generations of black men bound by blood—and by histories of mutual love, fear, and frustration—gives Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Leonard Pitts the opportunity to explore the painful truths of black men’s lives, especially as they play out in the fraught relations of fathers and sons. As fifty-year-old Mo tries to reach out to his increasingly tuned-out son Trey (who himself has become an unwed teenaged father), he realizes that the burden of grief and anger he carries over his own estranged father has everything to do with the struggles he encounters with his son. Part road novel, part character study, and part social critique, and written in compulsively readable prose, Before I Forget is the work of a major new voice in American fiction. Pitts knows inside and out the difficulties facing black men as they grapple with the complexities of their roles as fathers. “Pitts is a master storyteller with a keen eye for both social trends and the human heart.” —Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author “A beautiful, tragic and riveting work.” —Shelf Awareness (selected as one of top ten novels of 2009) “A gripping story of regret, revenge, unconditional love, acceptance, and ultimately forgiveness.” —Atlanta Daily World

Author : Fiona Phillips
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 9781409006732
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File Download : 352 page

Fiona Phillips is one of our best-loved television presenters. Well-known for being warm, chatty and down to earth, she attended her local comprehensive in Southampton before studying English in Birmingham. For over twelve years she presented GMTV, during which time she interviewed some of the most famous and influential people on the planet, from film stars to royalty, politicians to local heroes. But in August 2008 Fiona announced that she was to quit the job she loved, revealing that her father, Phil, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's just a year after her mother had died of the same disease and that she had decided to devote more time to him and to her family. Before I Forget is a wonderfully honest account of growing up in the 1960s and 70s within a complex family. During her childhood her father could sometimes be distant and demanding which both saddened her and drove her to succeed, her mother always the devoted wife and the steady heart of the family. When Fiona lands the job at GMTV she revels in how proud they are of her achievement. When her mother and then her father succumb to Alzheimer's we share in Fiona's sadness as she movingly describes watching them fade away, one moment interviewing George Clooney the next taking a call from Pembrokeshire Social Services to say that her mother had wandered away from her care home. Before I Forget is an extraordinary book which will resonate with Fiona's millions of fans and the millions of people who day-by-day are going through, or have gone through, the same experiences.

Author : Chuck Harp
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Black Rose Writing
ISBN : 9781684333271
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File Download : 155 page

After losing everything, the young and emotionally numb Moe, holds onto what she can. Whether it be her blue beanie, comics, or fading memory. Sent to live with her distant relatives in their desolate neighborhood, Moe searches for anything that might bring her peace and allow her to escape from the everyday. At times she can find tranquility in the local creek. Other times can come from the bizarre interactions with the other local children who invite her into their fold. But escape is never easy. A violent local bully thaws her cold attitude and proves that Moe must grow up fast if she wishes to survive the foreign world she is thrust into. Before I Forget is a book showcasing the desire to pursue peace, whatever the cost and always. It is a story of maturity under devastating circumstances. And to always keeping the idea of escape alive.

Author : Barbara Smith
Publisher : Harmony
ISBN : 9780553447125
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File Download : 338 page

"Working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, B. and her husband Dan share B.'s unfolding story on dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with ... advice, readers learn in small bites about dealing with Alzheimer's disease's day-to-day challenges, the family tensions, and ways of coping, as well as gain tips on diet and exercise from a lifestyle maven using her decades of expertise in a new and unexpected way"--

Author : Robert L. Murdoch
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781300276951
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File Download : 270 page

Author : Cynthia Pilar Z. Reynes
Genre :
Publisher : Shepherds Voice Publications, Inc.
ISBN : 9789710071906
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File Download : 137 page

Author : Gordon Thompson
Genre : Travel
Publisher : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781481759328
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File Download : 131 page

Gordon Thompson served six years in the Merchant Marines in World War II. This Collection of essays are his observations on life, from the perspective gained at sea.

Author : Murray J. Harris
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN : 9781532670527
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File Download : 116 page

Who would ever imagine that an eighteen-year-old who began his career teaching thirty-two eight-year-olds in a state school in an insignificant city in the remote South Pacific would end up on the world stage as the writer of definitive technical volumes in the field of biblical studies and as the only scholar from Australia/New Zealand on the Committee on Bible Translation that produced the New International Version? This autobiography is the account of the surprising stages that led Murray Harris from his humble beginnings to ending his teaching career as a professor emeritus at a leading United States theological institution. These stages are here attributed to the gracious guiding hand of a God who delights in providing serendipities while achieving his purposes. All this is recorded with humor and with many photos and illustrations.

Author : Annette Jones
Genre : Religion
Publisher : WestBow Press
ISBN : 9781512721577
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File Download : 146 page

The Before I Forget captures what I believe most Christians endure before and after they are saved—or at least what I have endured. It captures what I want to forget and what I hope to remember and how to intertwine the two peaceably while trying to figure out how to live the new life God has given me—one He has made known to me with the ever-increasing joy of His presence and a peace I can now count on. In an attempt to put the past where it belongs, rely to live guided by the Holy Spirit, and remain committed to a future in Christ Jesus, I arrived at my destination of salvation with the hope of seeing the world with new eyes. Only when I did, I hadn’t planned on the struggle that would blindside me afterward: the requirement to love one another, my neighbor, and my enemies, let alone the part about forgiveness. My redemptive reflection back and forth—both before I wanted to love God and after I did—will surely resonate with most of you as you continue your own battle of balance; to be set apart as Christ representatives and extend grace to those who have yet to receive Him.