Author : Diane Rehm Genre : Biography & Autobiography Publisher : Vintage ISBN : 9781101973646 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A beloved NPR radio host speaks about the death of her husband of fifty-four years—and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him—in an eloquent, deeply moving book that “invite[s] comparisons to Joan Didion’s own memoir of loss, The Year of Magical Thinking” (The Guardian). John Rehm was 74 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Nine years later, he passed away, having made the difficult choice to end his extended illness by refusing to eat, drink, or accept medication. This process transformed Diane into an advocate for increased conversation end-of-life care and the right to die on one’s own terms, as well as a brave and sympathetic voice for anyone who must learn how to live again after bereavement.
Author : Diane Rehm Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Publisher : Knopf ISBN : 9781101875285 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. With John gone, Diane was indeed "on her own," coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, reaching out again into the world--struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. Her focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, but she has also solicited the moving stories of such recently widowed friends as Roger Mudd and Susan Stamberg, which work to expose the reader to a remarkable range of reactions to the death of a spouse. John's unnecessarily extended death--he begged to be helped to die--culminated in his taking matters into his own hands, simply refusing to take water, food, and medication. His heroic actions spurred Diane into becoming a kind of poster person for the "right to die" movement that is all too slowly taking shape in our country. With the brave determination that has characterized her whole life, she is finding a meaningful new way to contribute to the world. Her book--as practical as it is inspiring--will be a help and a comfort to the recently bereaved, and a beacon of hope about the possibilities that remain to us as we deal with our own approaching mortality.
Author : Eric H. Vieler Genre : History Publisher : Government Institutes ISBN : 0761848371 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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This book is story of the author, an American raised in Hitler's Germany, where he saw the persecution of Jewish neighbors and experienced the bombing of cities. Vieler tells of his experiences during WWII before repatriating to America and enlisting in the Army during the Korean War.
Author : Florence Falk Genre : Self-Help Publisher : Harmony ISBN : 9780307394507 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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At some point over the course of the average American woman’s life, she will find herself alone, whether she is divorced, widowed, single, or in a loveless, isolating relationship. And when that time comes, it is likely that she will be at a loss as to how to handle it. As a society, we have an unspoken but omnipresent belief that a woman alone is an outcast, inherently flawed in some way. In this invigorating, supportive book, psychotherapist Florence Falk aims to take the fear, doubt, confusion, and helplessness out of being a woman alone. Falk invites all women to find their own paths toward an authentic selfhood, to discover the pleasures and riches of solitude, and to reconnect with others through a newfound sense of self-confidence. Like so many women before her, Florence Falk found herself divorced, alone, and unsure of herself. Soon she realized that by embracing her solitude for what it was—a potentially enriching and life-altering experience—she could turn what once would have felt like “loneliness” into a far more positive and empowered “aloneness.” Falk notes that each of us has two opposing drives: one causes us to yearn to make close connections with others, and the other pulls us back into ourselves, into the need for selfhood and certainty that can only be shaped through solitude. In order to be whole, she says, we must heed both of those impulses. But in our modern culture, the former is stressed while the latter is neglected, even vilified. On My Own boldly shifts that paradigm. With inspiring, intimate stories of women from all backgrounds, Falk illuminates the essential role that being alone plays in women’s lives. Whether she is in a stable relationship or on her own, every woman must learn to be by herself; for if she can be fully free, unfettered by society’s stigmas about being alone, life and all its possibilities will open up for her. And as Falk demonstrates, once a woman has discovered the richness of solitude, she is not likely to give it up so easily.
Author : Tim Hampton Genre : Fiction Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc ISBN : 9781312298729 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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This story is about a young 18 year old man going to work inside a maximum security prison. This young prison guard had to avoid traps and pitfalls set for him by inmates and surprisingly, fellow prison guards as well!
Author : Sheldon Epps Genre : Performing Arts Publisher : McFarland ISBN : 9781476646138 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Life in the theatre is often a rollercoaster ride, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows. The author's journey in the American theatre has been amplified by his experience as a Black man who has frequently been "one of the few," "the first" or even "the only." His directing career has been full of rewards and opportunities as well as huge challenges and frustrations, along with the anger that has come from being "chased by race" for so many years. Much of the author's experience comes from two decades artistic director of Pasadena Playhouse, one of the oldest and well-known theatres in America, and for a time early in his career, one of the whitest. This is the story of how the author came into leadership at Pasadena Playhouse after a successful career directing on Broadway, in London and all over the world. It relates how the theatre was radically changed and reignited by his leadership, including his insistence on making diversity a priority onstage and off. This is the very personal story of a person who wanted his race to be recognized, but never used as a reason to be less than fully respected. In many ways, this memoir tells the story of what people of color in America must face repeatedly to make their lives matter.
Author : Rulon T. Burton Genre : Lawyers Publisher : Tabernacle Books, Inc ISBN : 0964069687 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Rulon Tingey Burton was born 3 March 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Fielding Garr Burton and Mela Stewart Lindsay. He served in the Navy in World War II. He married Josephine Omer. They had three children. He established a law firm.
Author : Uvi Poznansky Genre : Fiction Publisher : Uvi Poznansky ISBN : 9780984993215 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Falling in love with Lenny should have been the end to all her troubles. For Anita, it's only the beginning, when family secrets start unravelling. His ex-wife, Natasha, is succumbing to a mysterious disease. How can Anita compete with her shadow? How can she find a voice of her own? And when his estranged son, Ben, comes back and lives in the same small apartment, can she keep the balance between the two men, whose desire for her is marred by guilt and blame? Dealing with the challenging prospects of the marriage of opposites, this book can be read as a standalone novel as well as part of one of family sagas best sellers. Still Life with Memories is a family saga series tinged with family saga romance, fraught with marital issues, and riddled with the difficulty of connecting fathers and sons.
Author : Tess Neis Genre : Fiction Publisher : Xlibris Corporation ISBN : 9781477133040 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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My Own Winter Sun BY TESS NEIS The fame and fortune that went with success had a price. For Erik Robson, quintessential English heartthrob, it was boredom. He was sick of the screaming fans and the flashing cameras of the paparazzi that never failed to trail him wherever he went. He was tired of the attention that was always attached to anything he said or did. All he wanted was to restore some semblance of normality and order in his life. As fate would have it, he met Tamiko who turned out to be just the breath of fresh air that Erik so needed in his convoluted world. But to many people, Tamiko was either an unwelcomed distraction or a fierce competition. Either way, she was not good for Erik's career. Could the people around Erik be right? For wasn't Tamiko herself running away from her own demons?