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Breaking Night

Author : Liz Murray
ISBN : 9781446440568
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Intentional Responsive Adult Practices Supporting Kids To Not Only Overcome Adversity But To Thrive

Author : Erik K Laursen, PhD
ISBN : 9781483486222
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Anger And Forgiveness

Author : Martha C. Nussbaum
ISBN : 9780199335886
Genre : Philosophy
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Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel anger in those cases would be considered suspect. Is this how we should think about anger, or is anger above all a disease, deforming both the personal and the political? In this wide-ranging book, Martha C. Nussbaum, one of our leading public intellectuals, argues that anger is conceptually confused and normatively pernicious. It assumes that the suffering of the wrongdoer restores the thing that was damaged, and it betrays an all-too-lively interest in relative status and humiliation. Studying anger in intimate relationships, casual daily interactions, the workplace, the criminal justice system, and movements for social transformation, Nussbaum shows that anger's core ideas are both infantile and harmful. Is forgiveness the best way of transcending anger? Nussbaum examines different conceptions of this much-sentimentalized notion, both in the Jewish and Christian traditions and in secular morality. Some forms of forgiveness are ethically promising, she claims, but others are subtle allies of retribution: those that exact a performance of contrition and abasement as a condition of waiving angry feelings. In general, she argues, a spirit of generosity (combined, in some cases, with a reliance on impartial welfare-oriented legal institutions) is the best way to respond to injury. Applied to the personal and the political realms, Nussbaum's profoundly insightful and erudite view of anger and forgiveness puts both in a startling new light.

Modern Homelessness A Reference Handbook

Author : Mary Ellen Hombs
ISBN : 9781598845372
Genre : Social Science
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This in-depth examination reviews fundamental changes of the past decade that have reduced homelessness in the United States and other Western democracies. • A chronology of relevant key events of the last decade in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia • A glossary • A bibliography of print and nonprint resources, including electronic resources

The Laws Of Prosperity

Author : E. Bernard Jordan
ISBN : 9781451632996
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Author : David J. Pelzer
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Genre : Abused children
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Back From The Dead

Author : Jack T. Chick
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Author : Liz Murray
ISBN : 9862720174
Genre : Children of drug addicts
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Traditional Chinese edition of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard. This inspiring story of Liz Murray will leave you wonder how one fragile 15-year-old girl raised by her drug addict parents, could muster so much courage and determination to turn her life around. The movie based on Murray's life was released in 2004. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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