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Talk To Me First

Author : Deborah Roffman
ISBN : 9780738215877
Genre : Family & Relationships
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We live in a time when kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material wherever they turn; “sexting” and bullying are on the rise at an increasingly younger age, and teen moms are “celebrified.” What is a concerned--and embarrassed--parent to do? With wit, wisdom, and savvy, Deborah Roffman translates her experiences gleaned from decades of teaching kids and parents, and as a mom, into strategies to help parents navigate this tricky terrain. Talk to Me First is for any parent who wants to become and remain the most credible and influential resource about sexuality in their children’s lives.

Talk To Me

Author : Anna Deavere Smith
ISBN : 0375506403
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anna Deavere Smith, the award-winning playwright and actor, has spent a lifetime listening—really listening—to the people around her. As a child in the segregated Baltimore of the early 1960s, Smith absorbed the words of her parents, teachers, neighbors—even train conductors—and realized that there was something more being communicated than the actual words: The conductor's voice had a mild kind of grandeur that was a cousin to the vocal tones I had heard at funerals—"Ashes-to-ashes"—and at christenings and weddings. These are words that have been said many times, but the person who speaks them understands that each time it must be said as if it matters, because it does matter. We never know what lies ahead, and we never know what just happened, and all words must house respect of those two unknowns. In Talk to Me, Smith looks back at a singular career as a seeker and interpreter of language in America, revealing the methodology behind her extraordinary search for the truth and nuances of verbal communication. For thirty years, the defining thesis of Smith's work has been that how we speak is just as important in communicating truth and identity as what we say. Everything from individual vocal tone to grammar, Smith demonstrates, can be as identifiable and revealing as a fingerprint. Her journey has taken her from the rarefied bastions of academia to riot-torn streets; she has conducted hundreds of interviews with subjects ranging from women prisoners to presidents of the United States. In 1995, her ongoing investigation led her to Washington, D.C. After all, what better place to wage an inquiry into the power of language and the language of power than in the city where "message" is a manufactured product? What happens when we as citizens accept—which we seem to be doing more and more—our chosen leaders' failure to tell the truth? And how can we know that we are hearing what Washington really has to say when everything we receive is filtered through the media? Armed with a blazing intellect and a tape recorder, Smith tackled these questions head-on, conducting more than four hundred interviews with people both inside and outside the power structure of Washington. She recorded these sessions in her trademark verbatim transcripts, which include every tic and verbal utterance of her subjects. More than thirty of these remarkable documents appear in this book, including interviews with Bill Clinton, Anita Hill, Studs Terkel, George Bush, Mike McCurry, and Helen Thomas. After five years of searing investigation into the world of the politicians, spin doctors, and power brokers who are steering the course of our country from inside the beltway, Smith has come away with a revelatory assessment—by turns devastating and hopeful—of the lexicon of power and politics in America. Talk to Me is a landmark contribution from a woman whose pioneering insights into language speak volumes.

Shut Up When You Talk To Me

Author : Robert D'Ambola
ISBN : 1462892787
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Everyone has his or her favorite stories. The best stories come straight from true-life events. Everyday life can be surprising, invigorating, horrifying, glorious, down right sad or full of hope. Everyone has a best day and a worse day. Sometimes you don’t need to embellish a story because often you can’t beat the facts for entertainment or imagination. These stories are a collection of events that took place over half a century in the course of a normal average life. These stories prove that mere mortals sometimes have no control over their destiny as it unfolds immediately in front of them.

Come Talk With Me

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This Isn T Exactly How I Expected It

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The Return Of The First Lady

Author : Mz. K.
ISBN : 9781479725038
Genre : Fiction
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The Pittsburgh Diamond NaKira is back this time living in Mexico with her husband AJ, twin sons, daughter and Right hand man Jeezy, she is up to her old tricks and has some new ones up her sleeve. Things have gone well for a little over six years, she became a wonderful wife and mother, then her husbands brother Mikah is released from a thirteen year sentence in jail, Mikah looks just like her husband but with long hair and rougher just how she prefers, she is attracted to him and he definitely wants her, AJ starts to get on her nerves and now shes only worse than you remember and gets herself into so much trouble.

Tell Me Tomorrow

Author : Lynda Bellingham
ISBN : 9781471102820
Genre : Fiction
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Meredith Lee is one of the most successful women in television. She has a daytime show that has an audience of millions. She seems to have it all. But behind the tirelessly successful facade lies the story of a woman who nearly lost everything. This is the story of a woman who could not keep love in her life. The love of neither her father nor her mother. Who lost the love of her life the first time around, then lost the love of her own child. She could not even find love in herself. This is a story about women, about their sugar and spice, about the deep natural instincts that drive women through whatever society is trying to pin on them at the time. It is also about love, where to look for it and how to hold on to it when it is found.

God First

Author : T.K. Beck
ISBN : 9781490851723
Genre : Religion
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When I lost my mom to cancer, my world came crashing down a round me. I became a ngry, bitter, a nd withdrawn. I directed a ll my a nger a t God for not a nswering prayers to heal my mom. I started doubting everything I had ever heard a bout God, even doubting His very existence. Thankfully, God didn't leave me in that distressed state of a nger a nd doubt. He chose to use that tragedy to prove His Existence to me. God gave me a vision of my mom healed a nd happy. He showed me his power a nd glory, a nd showed me that he did a nswer my prayers to heal my mom. After God proved to me He was real, he began a radical transformation of me a nd my life from the inside out. From doubting His existence, to total submission to Him, to putting Him first in my life, read a bout God's powerful a ppearance in my life, a nd His radical transformation of my life.

If Beaumont Could Speak

Author : Mira West
ISBN : 9781606934470
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Beaumont is a Cocka-Poo; he recounts his 15 yr life in a humorous, vivid depiction in this delightful children's book.

First We Take Manhattan

Author : Colette Caddle
ISBN : 9781471134234
Genre : Fiction
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Identical twins,Sinéad and Sheila Fields,have always done everything together and so, after graduating in millinery, they decide to open their own hat shop. It's a small business but thanks to hard work and talent, they build up a loyal clientele. Then one day a glamorous young actress buys one of their hats, wears it to the Baftas and suddenly success seems guaranteed. But within weeks, tragedy strikes when Sheila disappears, and is presumed dead. After months of desolation, Sinéad is just beginning to come to terms with her loss when she is given new hope: there has been a sighting of her sister. While she is filled with excitement at the thought that Sheila might be alive, she is haunted by questions. Why would Sheila have deserted her twin without a word? After all, they had always told each other everything … hadn't they? A compelling, emotional story from number one bestseller Colette Caddle. 'Caddle can whip up a tremendous love story' Irish Independent 'If you like Marian Keyes, you'll love Colette Caddle' Company

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