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Coming Clean

Author : Kimberly Rae Miller
ISBN : 0544025830
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A memoir about growing up in a cluttered and rat-infested home--the result of her father's struggle with compulsive hoarding--describes how the burden led to the author's suicide attempt and her against-all-odds bond with her parents.

Coming Clean

Author : Kimberly Rae Miller
ISBN : 147784922X
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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The writer and actress explore her childhood and youth, which was largely defined by her father's struggle with hoarding.

Coming Clean

Author : Seth Haines
ISBN : 9780310343653
Genre : Religion
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“I suppose we’re all drunk on something.” Seth Haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he ever wanted to feel. So he asked his sister to smuggle in some gin, and his addiction began. But whether or not you’ve ever had a drop to drink in your life, we’re all looking for ways to stop the pain. Like Seth, we’re all seeking balms for the anxiety of what we believe is an absent God—whether it’s through people-pleasing, shopping, the internet, food, career highs, or even good works and elite theology. We attempt to anesthetize our anxiety through addiction—any old addiction. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In Coming Clean, Seth Haines writes rawly through the first 90 days of a work of sobriety, illuminating how to face the pain we’d rather run from, and even more importantly, how Jesus meets us there. Because it is only when we face our anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Christ’s passion that we truly discover that we are indeed clean, surrendered, and whole.

Coming Clean

Author : Jorge L. Valdés
ISBN : 1450046606
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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We live in a world where many live by the "what have you done for me lately?" philosophy. Love, care, and concern is based on what a person has done for them, who that person is, or for what they can get out of a situation. We are self-centered in our love as a society. Against this kind of love comes unconditional love. It is the kind of love that expresses itself to everyone, no matter who they are, no matter what they have done, and expects nothing in return. When Jesus Christ walked the earth as the God/man this was the kind of love he exhibited to others. His death on the cross is God's ultimate expression of unconditional love. As we live Christian lives, the call is upon us to practice unconditional love just as God does. This generation desperately needs to experience genuine, unselfish, Godly love. In UNCONDITIONAL, the author chronicles his journey seeking to practice unconditional love, sometimes successfully, sometimes struggling. May his journey inspire the reader to be God's example of His unconditional love.This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.Sometime in the early 1990's, I started writing on a "typewriter", that's what I said, a "typewriter". I don't know why I began writing, nobody asked me to write and I never considered writing as something I'd just do, but there I was clumsily, slowly but creatively pecking away. Writing down thoughts, ideas, streets, characters, chatter, dialogue and actions that actually made me laugh and or reflect. After some months had passed, I had finished my first complete story, which I never read again. But instead I threw it in a drawer unedited and unread by anyone. I began to write another story, which I eventually finished and again tossed it into another drawer, unedited and unread. Almost right away I wrote a play and again tossed it into another drawer. Talking about your closet writer! I continued to write short stories about events and relationships unplanned or outlined, letting the characters, times and places drive my way through each chronicle while piling story on top of story in my desk drawer. So what was it? Why did I continue to write? Hell, because I got off on it. I wasn't trying to make a name for myself as an "author" or try to become rich, but it was just for the time I spend alone in my writer's closet with not a soul around to tell me what to do or where to go, how things should be done, or the heartache of the world we live in. I have determined that if nobody reads a word, writing is just something I like to do. Now, we've finally come to this, Chronicles of a Nappi Head. ENJOYDo you know the secrets behind your church doors?Tori Braswell is a young and aspiring career woman who fell downon her luck in love. She meets a man who changes her life forever.He is her lover as well as her friend, but the problem is he is also herPastor. The adulterous affair becomes their biggest secret and theirworse nightmare.When a life changing event in the Pastor's family tests his relationshipwith Tori, she decides to move on and meets Clayton Garrison theperfect man. He is handsome, kind and single; but when he learns thesecret of Tori's affair with her Pastor, it strains their relationship.A fatal accident occurs and a life is lost; another is hanging betweenlife and death, and someone is left waiting.In this book, I do not intend to write in detail about the sisal plant and its husbandry as such account in thoroughly discussed in the book titled Sisal by G. Lock and others. This book will only carry full history as regards to when and how sisal came to Tanzania and its post independence development. It will also discuss how the industry was managed by both German and British Colonial regimes with emphasis on how sisal cutters were recruited within the country and deplorable conditions of their employment-which might lead one to suspect that the recruitment exercise was somehow another form of modern slavery in modern times when British, Greeks, and Asian nationals were managing sisal estates during the British colonial rule.The rain, which had sputtered across the landscape for a fortnight, had ceased. A brief spell of warmth and sunshine had bathed the gardens all morning, bringing the world into summer bloom.I have learned that creative activity can only take place when an inner voice compels one to write or compose. James Baldwin said that there were days when the muses simply were not speaking to him; therefore he could not write. I agree with that. The poems in this collection came to me as a result of things that profoundly affected me at the time. Thus, producing words in my mind that had to be put on paper. I particularly recall the day the Carolina wren pushed me to write The Carolina Wren Came Calling. My Lord What a Morning was composed after a memorable trip to Washington, DC and He Walked Away From Me, after the death of my partner. Life does change rapidly so set sail and enjoy. I have discovered through out my years in the ministry, that many pastors were having difficulty counseling their members. Basically because people do not only deal with the problems of mans sinful nature, but they also deal with psychological problems, that could be generic in their make up. Then there are the generational curses that may not have been broken. This is why I believe, that pastors need to be equipped to counsel the whole man, and to assess mental disorders from sinful nature behavior. The answer to problems and remedies used today show that the consumption of medicines is quite popular. However complete wholeness through the word of God should be as popular. The bible states in proverbs 24:6 (Amp), for by wise counsel you can wage your war and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.This book is dedicated to all the victims who died on September 11, 2001. In addition to the 2, 750 people who died in Manhattan, 184 individuals died at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and 40 victims died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. May we never forget them and may we hold their memories in our hearts forever.I am a retired Senior Design Engineer living in warm, sunny San Diego, California. I find writing a very relaxing hobby as well as a way to put down my thoughts and events of the day. I also enjoy writing rhyming children's tales of magical wonder and enchantment, hopefully someday soon to have published. I especially enjoy putting on paper my childhood days living in an orphanage and three foster homes. Each problem is a small bit of my life as a child, and I have written a book of my younger days up to the age of 21, when I started my drive to San Diego from New York City on a cold winter's night. Best drive I have made. Life is good no matter how bad it may seem. Enjoy it to the fullest.My hobbies are; reading, writing, RC model boats, building them, sailing them, electronic tinkering, computers, digital photography of sunsets, and being a "health food" fanatic.This story is about sex drugs hookers, pimps con people and Corrupted polices. A young man named Jessie Lee Johnson goes north to find a better world. Found his self in the middle of this life. Jessie never heard of a hooker or a pimp until he go to Chicago. Jessie fell into that life witch was a perfect fit. Jessie said all he did was be himself that was stay a gentleman. Women reach out to him for help but would not change there World. Jessie Made money decided to go back home and help the poor people.This is one of eight volumes on the Declaration of Independence. These last four contain only about 25 extended essays each. Rolwing examines nearly all the major writers on our Basic Charter, most of whom repudiate it. He focuses on their manifold criticisms and rejections, reveals their multiple distortions and misunderstandings, rebukes their self-contradictions and inconsistencies, and pities their general theo-phobia. He argues that while America was Founded almost completely by Protestant Christians (the only two "deists" were not even "deists"), what was Founded was formally only a philosophical product, not a faith based or Christian one, although the philosophy had been more Catholic than Protestant. Rolwing makes a great deal of American history, law, ethics, politics, philosophy, and theology easily accessible to the average reader. Each 5 minute essay can give you a high for the whole day."Certainly the Declaration is worth many an hour explaining and defending it. Mr. Rolwing seeks to make the problems brought up about the document capable of being understood by both scholar and ordinary citizen."A Season in Prison" is a unique contribution to prison literature. It is subtle and often poetic. More importantly, it shows how one man redirected. His rage into love and imagination as the most enduring and effective tools of survival.Fasting is a means to treat incurable diseases of the present time.Fasting is an operation without using surgical knife, is a victory to ourselves to rejuvenate our cells, to enhance resistance system etc...Meditation is also a means for people to live happily and peacefully or Medication is a way to live happily, to pass away peacefully. The world is more peaceful and happier as we are in a day of fasting and meditation.TIEN THIEN KHI CONG helps everyone live healthily, happily, peacefully, and freely at passing away.Special thanks to the folks that supported me throughout thecreation of this book. I could not have gotten through it withouta lot of help. Patty Tidd, John's special lady was a big supporter.Thanks to Bob Shipley and Summer Foovay for your editing eyes.Brent Martin and his family helped me decide on a title for thebook so they deserve thanks as well. Without the patience of mydear husband, Gregg, I would never had been able to accomplisha finished product. Thanks to everyone for your help.This is a thoughtful and intricate novel (by my father) that raises questions not only about the potential of cyber terrorism but about America's role in the world. It tells the story of two aging computer experts who are forced out of retirement to try to combat an attack on America's computerized financial infrastructure. The terrorists have an unusual demand--that the United States establish a Department of Peace. There are moments of drama, humor and levity, and ultimately the story is critical of aspects of both Islamic fundamentalism and of the kind of dogmatic, tone-deaf American foreign policy that has characterized the Bush administration.The Ferrari Vendetta is a well written suspense\ action packed novel. The author, Richard Jay, piques the interest of the reader with his colorful and descriptive writing style. He keeps the reader intrigued with the plot and it's a Can't put it down novel.

Dirty Secret

Author : Jessie Sholl
ISBN : 1439192537
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A fascinating look at compulsive hoarding by a woman whose mother suffers from the disease. To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me? When her divorced mother was diagnosed with cancer, New York City writer Jessie Sholl returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to help her prepare for her upcoming surgery and get her affairs in order. While a daunting task for any adult dealing with an aging parent, it’s compounded for Sholl by one lifelong, complex, and confounding truth: her mother is a compulsive hoarder. Dirty Secret is a daughter’s powerful memoir of confronting her mother’s disorder, of searching for the normalcy that was never hers as a child, and, finally, cleaning out the clutter of her mother’s home in the hopes of salvaging the true heart of their relationship—before it’s too late. Growing up, young Jessie knew her mother wasn’t like other mothers: chronically disorganized, she might forgo picking Jessie up from kindergarten to spend the afternoon thrift store shopping. Now, tracing the downward spiral in her mother’s hoarding behavior to the death of a long-time boyfriend, she bravely wades into a pathological sea of stuff: broken appliances, moldy cowboy boots, twenty identical pairs of graying bargain-bin sneakers, abandoned arts and crafts, newspapers, magazines, a dresser drawer crammed with discarded eyeglasses, shovelfuls of junk mail . . . the things that become a hoarder’s “treasures.” With candor, wit, and not a drop of sentimentality, Jessie Sholl explores the many personal and psychological ramifications of hoarding while telling an unforgettable mother-daughter tale.

Coming Clean

Author : Cathryn Kemp
ISBN : 0749958073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cathryn Kemp was a successful travel journalist who was struck down by a life-threatening illness. After four years of operations and mis-diagnoses she left hospital with a repeat prescription for a painkiller 100 times stronger than heroin. Within 2 years she was taking more than 10 times the NHS maximum, all on prescription. Her family struggled to understand; her boyfriend left her, she hit rock bottom. Discovering she had only 6 months to live if she didn't give up the pills she sold everything she owned and checked into rehab. In the treatment centre she was told that she was unlikely to recover from 'the highest level of opiate-abuse in the clinic's history'. To everyone's amazement, she proved them wrong. This is an extraordinarily poignant, vivid and honest memoir. Based on the 24 diaries that the author kept during this period, we travel with Cathryn through her hospital agony, descend with her into the hell of addiction and cheer her as she pulls herself out and upwards. It is a love story, a horror story, a survival story, and one that shows only too clearly the very real dangers of the over-prescription of painkillers and tranquillisers. There will also be a resource section for sufferers and their loved ones.

Beautiful Bodies

Author : Kimberly Rae Miller
ISBN : 1477829571
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A brave and witty examination of how and why we try to control our bodies with food. Like most people, Kimberly Rae Miller does not have the perfect body, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying. And trying. And trying some more. Her first attempt to use food to change her body came at age four, when she learned that the Inuit ate fat to stay warm in the winter. If this diet worked in the Arctic, she reasoned, why not in Long Island? Postcollege, after a brief stint as a diet-pill model, she became a health-and-fitness writer and editor working on celebrities’ bestselling bios—sugarcoating the trials and tribulations celebs endure to stay thin. But what is the ideal body? Knowing she’s far from alone in this struggle, Kim sets out to find the objective definition of this seemingly unattainable level of perfection. While on a fascinating and hilarious journey through time that takes her from obese Paleolithic cavewomen, to the bland menus that Drs. Graham and Kellogg prescribed to promote good morals in addition to good health, to the binge-drinking-prone regimen that caused William the Conqueror’s body to explode at his own funeral, Kim ends up discovering a lot about her relationship with her own body. Warm, funny, and brutally honest, Beautiful Bodies is a blend of memoir and social history that will speak to anyone who’s ever been caught in a power struggle with his or her own body…in other words, just about everyone.

Racing Through The Dark

Author : David Millar
ISBN : 9781451682687
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A vivid portrait of life as a professional cyclist by international champion David Millar, this arrestingly candid memoir follows his rise as a young racing star, his fall to the pervasive influence of performance-enhancing drugs--and his subsequent redemption"--

Cat Daddy

Author : Jackson Galaxy
ISBN : 9781101585610
Genre : Pets
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Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as The New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines -- not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake -- is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days --- his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car -- and his owner insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddy is laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing "Cat Mojo" advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives.

Coming Clean

Author : Patrick J. Kennedy
ISBN : 0547615604
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Since he was a teenager, Patrick Kennedy has battled depression and addictions. For years, he hid it from everyone: the stigma was too great, not just for him but for his family, themselves no strangers to problems of addiction. Now, he is coming clean. Patrick first ran for office in Rhode Island at age 21, and went on to win eleven straight elections, including eight terms in the U.S. House--the most electoral victories of anyone in the entire Kennedy family. Yet for much of his career, even as a prominent member of Congress, Patrick self-medicated wtih drugs and alcohol. On May 4, 2006, he crashed his car in the early morning hours near the Capitol, and his public image began to crack. This book is the first step in a campaign not just for one man, but for every family touched by mental illness and addiction: a spare-no-details, utterly honest memoir of growing up a Kennedy in the spotlight of constant public scrutiny, while secretly suffering. By telling his story, Patrick is embarking on a fight on behalf of everyone who suffers as he did, or indeed with any brain disorder.

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