Humor

A A Life Like Other People's

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571254926

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 5143

Alan Bennett's A Life Like Other People's is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra. Bennett's powerful account of his mother's descent into depression and later dementia comes hand in hand with the uncovering of a long-held tragic secret. A heartrending and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography by one of the best-loved English writers alive today.
Social Science

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 7368

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
Human rights

A Life Like Any Other?

Human Rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities: Seventh Report of Session 2007-08

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104012406

Category: Human rights

Page: 414

View: 7654

Self-Help

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens

Author: Mark Manson

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961210594

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4963

Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.
Self-Help

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 6696

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
Self-Help

Become A Life Balance Master

Author: Ric Giardina

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650329

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 2716

Do you feel as if you’re perpetually juggling too much in life? Keeping your life in balance need not be a daunting task. Whether your life is just a little out of kilter or in terrible shape, Ric Giardina will help you take more control and create the life that you want. Become a Life Balance Master offers a practical, accessible, results-driven system to guide you away from a chaotic, reactionary existence to a calm, deliberate, and focused way of life.
Self-Help

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 1696

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.
Religion

Other Peoples' Myths

The Cave of Echoes

Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty,Wendy Doniger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226618579

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 5203

Other People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables, Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and soap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force of myth and tradition in our lives, and in the lives of other cultures. She shows how the stories of mythology—whether of Greek gods, Chinese sages, or Polish rabbis—enable all cultures to define themselves. She raises critical questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the way different cultures make use of central texts and traditions. And she offers a sophisticated way of looking at the roles myths play in all cultures.
Philosophy

The Ethics of Killing

Problems at the Margins of Life

Author: Jeff McMahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019987963X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 6841

This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
Health & Fitness

Planning For Life

Involving Adults with Learning Disabilities in Service Planning

Author: Liam Concannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134265409

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 4734

This book traces the development of services for people with disabilities and discusses how much things have really changed for today's 'service users' since the days of asylums. It also assesses whether the policy of involvement, such as that outlined in Valuing People, is achievable in practice or simply places unrealistic burdens on professionals and service users. Based on findings from original research and interviews, the author argues that involving people with learning disabilities in service planning is difficult to achieve successfully and is currently, to a large extent, tokenistic. This area of challenging practice and emotive debate is brought to life by the voices of service providers, carers and the service users themselves, and illustrates the realities of working with people with learning disabilities. Planning for Life is valuable and informative for students of social work, social care and social policy, and will be enlightening reading for those working with adults with learning disabilities, in policy and in practice.
Social Science

People with Intellectual Disabilities

Towards a Good Life?

Author: Kelley Johnson,Jan Walmsley,Marie Wolfe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847420680

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 4040

Taking the 'good life' as a starting point, this book explores the current values underpinning discourses on disability, analysing their strengths and limitations and proposing some alternatives to theory and practice.
Religion

Junior High and Middle School Talksheets Psalms and Proverbs-Updated!

50 Creative Discussions for Junior High Youth Groups

Author: Rick Bundschuh,Tom Finley

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 031087288X

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 2867

These updated discussion starters based on the wisdom books of the Old Testament can stand alone or lead into a full-blown Bible study with help from the leaders’ accompanying instructions. Includes Bible references, Internet resources, and other suggested further activities.
Science

Blattgeflüster

Die wunderbare Welt der Pflanzen. Aus dem Leben einer leidenschaftlichen Forscherin

Author: Hope Jahren

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114381

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8882

Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.
Fiction

A Sweetness to the Soul

Author: Jane Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307569158

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7212

Based on historical characters and events, A Sweetness to the Soul recounts the captivating story of young, spirited Oregon pioneer Jane Herbert who at the age of twelve faces a tragedy that begins a life-long search for forgiveness and love. In the years that follow, young Jane finds herself involved in an unusual and touching romance with a dreamer sixteen years her senior, struggles to make peace with an emotionally distant mother, and fights to build a family of her own. Filled with heart-warming insight and glimpses of real-life pain, A Sweetness to the Soul paints a brilliant picture of love that conquers all obstacles and offers a powerful testimony to the miracle of God's healing power. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Political Science

La Diplomatie Multilatérale

Author: Marcel André Boisard,Evgeny M. Chossudovsky,Jacques Lemoine

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041105240

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

View: 3327

In the first part of this book, distinguished diplomats and eminent academics have contributed papers on the concept of international organization, on international conference diplomacy and on negotiating strategies, while experts have provided practical advice on conference management and tips on getting ideas and positions heard and understood in this particular setting. A second part includes notices on the United Nations organizations headquartered in Geneva, with special emphasis on what may be called their institutional culture', and a third part, including an invaluable presentation by the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, is devoted to the question of privileges and immunities. There are many studies, academic or otherwise, on the United Nations organizations but hardly any provide this kind of practical guidance for diplomats and national officials first confronted with the Geneva multilateral setting. The book is primarily intended for them, but is also of interest for those concerned with international relations.
Biography & Autobiography

A Life Like Nun Other

Author: Joyce E Zemba

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452034119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 4696

"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen." Now slip on your habit and walk in Joyce Falconero Zemba's shoes as she takes you back fifty years into the hallowed convent halls and into her life as a Catholic nun. No longer under a rule of silence, Joyce reveals in this autobiography what your Sunday school teacher would not want you to read. Learn what was really happening behind the veil of the sisterhood of deception that was being portrayed to the public - skeletons of what felt like brainwashing to the shadows of being romantically approached by a priest. You will not be able to put this book down as you watch Joyce leave home as an eager, energetic, young woman with a heart to do good, grow into someone who learns that even the holiest of professions can be full of lies and deceit. If she does not get out in time, her spirit would be the price. REVIEWS: Just finished...what a read!!! I couldn't put it down once I got started and resented any intrusions. It's hard to believe a community such as nuns, which one would assume to be Christian, could treat another human being in such a way. You told your story in a very loving and Christian way. I love the mentions of Margie and meeting Sister Candida. Thank you again for your time and for sharing. Love you, Carolyn Anastasi Foutch -------- A MUST READ - Enter the secret door of "A Life Like Nun Other" and expect the unexpected. Journey with Joyce as her life unfolds and changes and share in the surprises, secrets, and challenges Joyce encounters as a nun. Warning: When you begin to read, be prepared to stayed glued to the book till you reach the last page. "Alice Slapinskas"
Biography & Autobiography

Other People's Daughters

The Life And Times Of The Governess

Author: Ruth Brandon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8392

A rich and fascinating account of the lives of Victorian governesses, exploring nineteenth-century attitudes to women, family and class. If a nineteenth century lady had neither a husband to support her nor money of her own, almost her only recourse was to live in someone else's household and educate their children - in particular, their daughters. Marooned within the confines of other people's lives, neither servants nor family members, governesses occupied an uncomfortable social limbo. And being poor and insignificant, their papers were mostly lost. But a few journals and letters have come down to us, giving a vivid record of what it was to be a lone professional woman at a time when such a creature officially did not exist.
Biography & Autobiography

The Way I See It

A Candid Review of the Lessons from Life So Far

Author: Joseph K. Chan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491748613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 999

Joseph Chan was born with two rather restrictive birth defects. One of them is a genetic eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which is progressive with age. The other is paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), an involuntary muscular spasm brought on by other sudden movements such as standing up from a sitting position; a condition that actually lessened after age forty. In The Way I See It, Mr. Chan talks candidly about the challenges of growing up with these two birth defects. Despite facing the fear and frustration of falling behind in school as a little child, and stigma for being different, this is a story of love, faith, and personal triumph over fate. The Way I See It is Joseph Chan's spiritual journey to discover his life's purpose and to share the hope and inspiration that he has found with those who might also benefit from it.
Fiction

Other People's Secrets

Author: Louise Candlish

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116273

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5722

A gripping, twisty story of adultery and scandal from the bestselling author of Our House. 'Candlish's writing draws you in immediately' Heat Everybody wants the truth . . . until they find it Ginny and Adam Trustlove arrive on holiday in Italy torn apart by personal tragedy. Two weeks in a boathouse on the edge of peaceful Lake Orta is exactly what they need to restore their faith in life - and each other. Twenty-four hours later, the silence is broken. The Sale family have arrived at the main villa: wealthy, high-flying Marty, his beautiful wife Bea, and their privileged, confident offspring. It doesn't take long for Ginny and Adam to be drawn in, especially when the teenage Pippi introduces a new friend into the circle. For there is something about Zach that has everyone instantly beguiled, something that loosens old secrets - and creates shocking new ones. And, yet, not one of them suspects that his arrival in their lives might be anything other than accidental . . . Praise for Louise Candlish 'Twists the knife right up to the very final page' Ruth Ware 'Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible' Clare Mackintosh 'Terrifically twisty . . . hooks from the first page' Sunday Times 'Louise Candlish is a great writer; she inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet' Fiona Barton 'Keeps you guessing to the end - and beyond' Stylist 'A master of her craft' Rosamund Lupton 'A well-crafted story of scandal, identity and infidelity' Sunday Mirror 'Not afraid to tackle darker issues . . . moving and thought-provoking' Daily Mail