Download E-books Confessions of a Trauma Therapist: A Memoir of Healing and Transformation PDF

By Mary K. Armstrong

Trauma therapist Mary okay. Armstrong embarks on an illuminating trip into her personal mystery previous and emerges with a renewed experience of non-public authenticity and pleasure in supporting others.
SYLVIA FRASER, writer of My Father's apartment: A Memoir of Incest and Healing

an excellent, heartbreaking, and encouraging account of a kid's tragedy and a woman's chronic development towards mild, wisdom, fact, and power. by no means has the human spirit shone via extra passionately.
JUDY STEED, writer of Our Little mystery: baby Sexual Abuse

To her shock, dismay, and finally aid, Mary Armstrong, a therapist with over thirty years of expertise assisting humans heal from early life trauma, exposed her personal historical past of kid sexual abuse by the hands of her grandfather and father. As she tells her harrowing yet heroic story, she casts mild as by no means prior to at the factor of repressed thoughts and the invisible wounds left through youth trauma.

MARY okay. ARMSTRONG is one in all Canada's such a lot entire trauma therapists. She earned her grasp of Social paintings measure from the college of Social paintings, collage of Toronto, and has educated greatly within the innovations of Focusing and EMDR. Mary lives in Toronto.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist PDF

By Andrew Tobias

"This booklet will make you wealthy. Filthy stinking wealthy. you'll by no means have to paintings back. you'll spend the remainder of your lifestyles at the Riviera sipping piña coladas and hearing Sinatra. or even if this does not take place, Andrew Tobias offers you any such wealth of wit that you'll retire with an unlimited fortune of laughter. "
--Christopher Buckley, writer of Wry Martinis

As Newsweek positioned it, "Andrew Tobias is still the funniest of the monetary writers."  Forbes pointed out him as "one of the monetary community's such a lot pithily perceptive observers." In My great Fortune, the bestselling writer of the one funding consultant you are going to Ever desire tells the a laugh and illuminating tale of the way he accumulated dizzying (well, to him) wealth. Then, he describes the bizarre methods he is positioned it to paintings. between his extra well-known cash adventures are:

His own crusade opposed to smoking in Russia, which begun whilst he noticed a chance to shop for affordable television airtime for advertisements. "Excuse my pronunciation, " he instructed 90 million Russians evening after evening, "but i've got anything very important to inform you."
His selection to shop for genuine property in Miami over the telephone, with no ever seeing it. For the cost of a swank two-bedroom house in manhattan, Tobias learned he might purchase such a lot of a neighborhood--so he did. Oops. The tragicomic tale of liberal as slumlord.
His campaign to mend the car assurance mess, which pitted him against--of all people--his  onetime hero Ralph Nader. After spending $250,000 of his enormous fortune on a referendum in California (where he hasn't ever lived), Tobias got here to 2 conclusions: 1) "Each people has a calling and--though appallingly boring--auto coverage appeared increasingly more to be mine" ; and a couple of) "Ralph Nader is a giant fats idiot."

Finally, Tobias addresses your significant fortune and provides his wisest the best way to make it and the way to spend it. Witty and compassionate, Andrew Tobias is a plutocrat for the nineties, a capitalist with a center. when you loved the one funding consultant you will Ever desire, you will love My huge Fortune.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Mom & Me & Mom PDF

By Maya Angelou


The tale of Maya Angelou’s impressive existence has been chronicled in her a number of bestselling autobiographies. yet now, finally, the mythical writer stocks the inner most own tale of her existence: her courting along with her mother.
For the 1st time, Angelou unearths the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite dimension belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent in the course of a lot of Angelou’s youth. whilst her marriage started to collapse, Vivian famously despatched three-year-old Maya and her older brother clear of their California domestic to stay with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. the next emotions of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, yet their reunion, a decade later, started a narrative that hasn't ever ahead of been informed. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mummy she hottest to easily name “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the stability of affection and recognize among them.
Delving into one among her life’s such a lot wealthy, lucrative, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the therapeutic and love that developed among the 2 ladies over the process their lives, the affection that fostered Maya Angelou’s upward push from immeasurable depths to arrive most unlikely heights.

Praise for Mom & Me & Mom
Mom & Me & Mom is added with Angelou’s trademark sturdy humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger among those strains, if lives are partly published with out all of the sour information uncovered, good, that's a part of Angelou’s forgiving layout. As an account of reconciliation, this little e-book is simply revealing adequate, and lovely irresistible.”—The Washington Post
“Moving . . . a remarkable portrait of 2 brave souls.”—People

“[The] most modern, and most effective, of her serial autobiographies . . . [a] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou’s unbelievable canon.”—Elle
“Mesmerizing . . . Angelou has a manner with phrases that could nonetheless dazzle us, and along with her mom as a topic, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and secret woman.”—Essence
“True to her type, [Angelou’s] writing cuts to the chase with compression and ease, and there within the history is a calypso smoothness, flurries and showers of musicality among the moments of wickedness. . . . A tightly strung, finely tuned memoir approximately existence together with her mother.”—Kirkus Reviews
“In this loving recollection of a classy dating, Angelou for the 1st time information the mother-daughter trip to reconciliation and unwavering connection and help. . . . Angelou vividly portrays a lively lady. . . . [A] remarkable and deeply revealing chronicle of affection and healing.”—Booklist
“Written along with her usual eloquence . . . follows within the episodic type of Angelou’s previous volumes of autobiography, pulling the reader alongside effortlessly. the teachings and the affection awarded right here will communicate to these attempting to make their manner within the world.”—Publishers Weekly

“In simple type, Mom & Me & Mom dives deeply into Angelou’s advanced courting together with her mom. . . . At eighty four, Angelou indicates few symptoms of slowing down.”—BookPage

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire PDF

By Reginald F. Lewis

Why may still White men Have all of the Fun? is the inspiring tale of Reginald Lewis: legal professional, Wall road wizard, philanthropist — and the wealthiest black guy in American history.

When six-year-old Reginald Lewis overheard his grandparents discussing employment discrimination opposed to African americans, he requested, “Why should still white men have the entire fun?" This confident baby could develop as much as develop into the CEO of Beatrice foreign and probably the most winning marketers ever. on the time of his loss of life in 1993, his own fortune was once predicted in far more than $400 million and his titanic advertisement empire spanned 4 continents. regardless of the notoriety surrounding Lewis's monetary coups, little has been written concerning the lifetime of this impressive guy. in response to Lewis's unfinished autobiography, in addition to ratings of interviews with family members, acquaintances, and co-workers, the ebook cuts during the fable and media hype to bare the fellow in the back of the legend. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a proud, fiercely made up our minds person with a razor-sharp tongue — and an mind to check — who might accept not anything lower than excellence from himself and others.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Knock Wood PDF

By Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen’s bestselling 1984 memoir: an “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The manhattan Times).

Candice Bergen used to be born into the heady Hollywood of the Fifties, the place “celebrity offspring” have been celebrities unto themselves. and since she used to be the daughter of Edgar Bergen, vaudeville and radio’s maximum dignitary/comedian, her “sibling” was once Charlie McCarthy, the impudent dummy cherished of hundreds of thousands. Bergen—much as he enjoyed his daughter—was a guy who “kept his feelings pressed and well hung,” and used to be more well-off conversing to—and through—his brainchild who by no means needed to develop up and go away the paradise that was once childhood.

Knock wooden is a booklet all approximately growing to be up—about the comedy of expectancies that governed Candice Bergen’s formative years, concerning the ironies that attended her unique rites of passage. She stepped out right into a global that provided her a wealth of concepts: early life in Swiss boarding faculties; at nineteen, costarring contrary Steve McQueen within the Sand Pebbles; quickly access into the career of photojournalism; computerized popularity one of the esteemed corporation of the moment—be it the foreign jet set, Bel Air within the Nineteen Sixties, or the area that was once radical politics within the Seventies. yet consistently she carried the conviction that her presents have been untested, her success unearned.

Told with wit, self-deprecation, and a unprecedented measure of braveness, Knock wooden is the extreme list of Candice Bergen’s coming of age. it's immediately the relocating myth of the affection among a father and a daughter, of a woman’s conquer self-doubt, and a stunning magazine of America’s existence and instances over the last 4 decades.

About the Author

Candice Bergen’s movie credit comprise The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she acquired an Oscar nomination), and pass over Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the tough-talking broadcast journalist and celebrity of Murphy Brown, for which she gained 5 Emmys and Golden Globes. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the significantly acclaimed sequence Boston felony.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan PDF

By John Roderick

In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the linked Press. There, he befriended a eastern kinfolk, the Takishitas. After musing offhandedly that he wish to someday have his personal residence in Japan, the family—unbeknownst to John—set out to furnish his want. they discovered Roderick a 250-year-old minka, or hand-built farmhouse, with a thatched roof and held jointly totally via wood pegs and joinery. It used to be approximately to be washed away by way of flooding and used to be being provided for under fourteen cash. Roderick graciously got the home, yet used to be privately dismayed on the prospect of residing during this huge, immense previous relic missing heating, bathing, plumbing, and correct kitchen amenities. So the minka used to be dismantled and saved, the place Roderick secretly was hoping it'll remain, because it did for numerous years. yet Roderick's reverence for usual fabrics and his appreciation of conventional eastern and Shinto craftsmanship finally bought the higher of him. earlier than lengthy a workforce of skilled carpenters have been hoisting titanic beams, laying large wood floors, and attaching the split-bamboo ceiling. in precisely 40 days they rebuilt the home on a hill overlooking Kamakura, the traditional capital of Japan. operating jointly, they renovated the farmhouse, including positive aspects akin to floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doorways and a latest kitchen, tub, and bathroom. From those humble beginnings, Roderick's minka has turn into across the world recognized and has hosted such luminaries as President George H. W. Bush, and Senator Hillary Clinton. John Roderick's architectural memoir Minka tells the compelling and sometimes poignant tale of ways one guy fell in love with the folks, tradition, and old construction traditions of Japan, and reminds us all concerning the value of expertise and the that means of position and residential within the method.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Assata: An Autobiography PDF

By Assata Shakur

On may possibly 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a sanatorium, with regards to loss of life, handcuffed to her mattress, whereas neighborhood, nation, and federal police tried to question her in regards to the shootout at the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the lifetime of a white kingdom trooper. lengthy a objective of J. Edgar Hoover's crusade to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist enterprises and their leaders, Shakur used to be incarcerated for 4 years ahead of her conviction on flimsy facts in 1977 as an partner to murder.


This intensely own and political autobiography belies the fearsome photo of JoAnne Chesimard lengthy projected via the media and the kingdom. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the reports that led her to a lifetime of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual death of Black and White innovative teams on the hand of government officers. the result's a sign contribution to the literature approximately transforming into up Black in the United States that has already taken its position along The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from legal. She used to be given political asylum by way of Cuba, the place she now resides.


Show description

Read more

Download E-books Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist PDF

By Elliot Aronson

How does a boy from a financially and intellectually impoverished heritage develop as much as develop into a Harvard researcher, win overseas approval for his groundbreaking paintings, and capture fireplace as a pioneering psychologist? because the in basic terms individual within the heritage of the yank mental organization to have gained all 3 of its maximum honors—for special study, educating, and writing— Elliot Aronson resides facts that people are able to taking pictures the facility of the location and conquering the felony of personality.

A own and compelling investigate Aronson’s profound contributions to the sphere of social psychology, Not unintentionally Alone is a lifelong tale of human strength and the ability of social change.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Through the Narrow Gate: A Memoir of Life In and Out of the Convent PDF

By Karen Armstrong

To be had in Canada for the 1st time because its preliminary e-book in 1981, this is often acclaimed writer Karen Armstrong’s vintage memoir of her lifestyles as a tender lady in a convent — the precursor to the bestseller The Spiral Staircase.

Through the slender Gate is Karen Armstrong’s intimate memoir of lifestyles inside of a Catholic convent. With honesty and readability, she explains what drove her at age seventeen to commit herself to God. Over the following seven years, she endures the problems of convent lifestyles — the enforced silence, the shortcoming of friendship and relatives, her personal guilt at now not having the ability to stifle her voracious intelligence — and unveils the secrets and techniques of spiritual lifestyles through the post–Vatican II years.

Through the slim Gate is a relocating account of a tender woman’s look for God and the studies that placed Karen Armstrong on her technique to changing into the most favourite and Most worthy interpreters of spiritual faith.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir PDF

By Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s memoirs of her early years, choked with pleasure, exuberance, and the delight of being—with an abundance of photographic illustrations.

The pleasure of being alive and savoring the great things which are existence pervades all of the writing of Tove Jansson. The cherished 9 volumes of her Moomintroll chronicles for more youthful readers, her grownup novels, The summer time Book and Sun City; and her across the world recognized work and drawings display this savor life. In her memoirs of her very early years she stocks the pleasures of turning out to be up with a cheerful, freedom-loving kin and with nature in Finland. it's a early life reminiscence that speaks to humans everywhere.

Show description

Read more