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Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy
by Eilene Zimmerman

Language

English

Pages

244

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>A journalist pieces together the mysteries surrounding her ex-husband鈥檚 descent into drug addiction while trying to rebuild a life for her family, taking readers on an intimate journey into the world of white-collar drug abuse.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎 rare combination of journalistic rigor, personal courage, and writerly grace.鈥濃€擝ill Clegg, author of聽<i>Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man</i></b><br /><br /> Something was wrong with Peter. Eilene Zimmerman noticed that her ex-husband looked thin, seemed distracted, and was frequently absent from activities with their children. She thought he looked sick and needed to see a doctor, and indeed, he told her he had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Yet in many ways, Peter seemed to have it all: a beautiful house by the beach, expensive cars, and other luxuries that came with an affluent life. Eilene assumed his odd behavior was due to stress and overwork鈥攈e was a senior partner at a prominent law firm and had been working more than sixty hours a week for the last twenty years.<br /><br /> Although they were divorced, Eilene and Peter had been partners and friends for decades, so when she and her children were unable to reach Peter for several days, Eilene went to his house to see if he was OK.<br /><br /> So begins <i>Smacked</i>, a brilliant and moving memoir of Eilene鈥檚 shocking discovery, one that sets her on a journey to find out how a man she knew for nearly thirty years became a drug addict, hiding it so well that neither she nor anyone else in his life suspected what was happening. Eilene discovers that Peter led a secret life, one that started with pills and ended with opioids, cocaine, and methamphetamine. He was also addicted to work; the last call Peter ever made was to dial in to a conference call.<br /><br /> Eilene is determined to learn all she can about Peter鈥檚 hidden life, and also about drug addiction among ambitious, high-achieving professionals like him. Through extensive research and interviews, she presents a picture of drug dependence today in that moneyed, upwardly mobile world. She also embarks on a journey to re-create her life in the wake of loss, both of the person鈥攁nd the relationship鈥攖hat profoundly defined the woman she had become.
A Mother's Secret: A gripping psychological thriller
by Tess Stimson

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 18, 2019

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<p><strong>Of course you trust your family鈥?lt;/strong><br /><strong>But should you?</strong></p><p><strong>鈥楧ark, twisty and addictive. I couldn't put it down鈥?LISA JEWELL </strong></p><p>On the outside, Maddie is a happy young mother, running a charity as well as a household. But inside, she鈥檚 exhausted. She knows she鈥檚 lucky to have to have a support network around her. Not just her loving husband, but her family and friends too.</p><p>But is Maddie putting her trust in the right people? Because when tragedy strikes, she is certain someone has hurt her child 鈥?and everyone is a suspect, including Maddie herself鈥?lt;/p><p><em>The characters in this book are about to discover that looks can be deceiving鈥?because anyone is capable of terrible things. Even the most innocent. Even you.</em></p><p><strong>Full of unexpected twists, this is perfect for fans of THE RUMOUR and THE MOTHER-IN-LAW.</strong></p><p><strong>鈥橫ore chilling than GONE GIRL and twistier than THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, this emotional, raw, dark family drama keeps you guessing until the end鈥?JANE GREEN</strong></p><p><strong>鈥楾ruly gripping: the opening is heart-breaking and it never lets up, all the way to a genuinely shocking denouement鈥?ALEX LAKE</strong></p><h2>Join the readers already obsessed with <em>A Mother鈥檚 Secret</em>:</h2><p>鈥楢 cross between <strong>Jodi Picoult and Gillian Flynn</strong>鈥?Netgalley Reviewer</p><p>鈥楢n <strong>edge-of-your-seat-wondering-what-is-going-on great thriller</strong>!鈥?Netgalley Reviewer</p><p>鈥?lt;strong>Engrossing, thrilling, never guess the ending</strong>鈥?Netgalley Reviewer</p><p>鈥?lt;strong>Would I recommend it?鈥?Oh yes, 100%</strong>鈥?Netgalley Reviewer</p><p>鈥楢 <strong>gripping</strong>, intelligent plot; realistic and well-drawn characters; a difficult subject tackled extremely well鈥?Netgalley Reviewer</p><p>鈥榃ow, what a great read! Very well written, it goes between past and present of the characters but this flows so easy throughout the book, lots of twists to keep you page turning! <strong>A must read for all psychological thriller fans!鈥?lt;/strong> Netgalley Reviewer</p><p><strong>鈥榃OW! </strong>I could not put this down. The writing is superb. <strong>There was nothing I didn't enjoy鈥?lt;/strong> Netgalley Reviewer</p>
A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath
by Jeanine Cummins

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

June 01, 2004

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<b>The acclaimed author of <i>American Dirt</i> reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book鈥攖he first ever to look intimately at the experiences of both the victims and their families.</b><br /><br /><i>A Rip in Heaven</i> is Jeanine Cummins鈥?story of a night in April, 1991, when her two cousins Julie and Robin Kerry, and her brother, Tom, were assaulted on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis. When, after a harrowing ordeal, Tom managed to escape the attackers and flag down help, he thought the nightmare would soon be over. He couldn鈥檛 have been more wrong. Tom, his sister Jeanine, and their entire family were just at the beginning of a horrific odyssey through the aftermath of a violent crime, a world of shocking betrayal, endless heartbreak, and utter disillusionment. It was a trial by fire from which no family member would emerge unscathed.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
by Cheryl Strayed

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>This bestselling book from the author of <i>Wild聽</i>collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor, insight, compassion鈥攁nd absolute honesty鈥攖his book<i>聽</i>is a balm for everything life throws our way.</b><br /><br />Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can鈥檛 pay the bills鈥攁nd it can be great: you鈥檝e had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar鈥攖he once-anonymous online columnist at <i>The Rumpus, </i>now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir <i>Wild</i>鈥攊s the person thousands turn to for advice.
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

June 01, 2002

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<p>Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again.</p><p>Peart鈥檚 journey of self-exile and exploration chronicle his personal odyssey and include stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, and reminiscing. He recorded with dazzling artistry, the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the seas, from the deserts to the Arctic ice, and the memorable people who contributed to his healing.</p><p>Ghost Rider is a brilliantly written, and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.</p>
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

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<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i>聽is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

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English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</b><br /> 聽<br /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <i>there is nothing wrong with grief.</i> 鈥淕rief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,鈥?says Megan Devine. 鈥淚t is a natural and sane response to loss.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>It鈥檚 OK That You鈥檙e Not OK, </i>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides鈥攁s both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner鈥擬egan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, 鈥渉appy鈥?life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you鈥檒l learn:<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<br /> 鈥?How challenging the myths of grief鈥攄oing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold鈥攁llows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<br /> 鈥?Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to 鈥渇ix鈥?your pain<br /> 鈥?How to help the people you love鈥攚ith essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<br /> 聽<br /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to 鈥渟olve鈥?grief. Megan writes, 鈥淕rief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.鈥?Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face鈥攊n our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<br /> 聽<br /><i>It鈥檚 OK That You鈥檙e Not OK</i> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves鈥攁nd each other鈥攂etter.
America's Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers . ...
by Cal Thomas

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<p>What is wrong with America today? Is it possible that America could crumble and our democracy fail?</p><p>Questions like these plague Americans and cause us to be anxious about the future of the "land that we love." Individuals may come to different conclusions, but there seems to be a common thread - the deep-seated feeling that we need to improve our country. Our culture is increasingly immoral, the family structure is threatened from all sides, and government programs consistently overreach, creating massive debt.</p><p>In this powerful and prophetic book, nationally syndicated columnist and trusted political commentator Cal Thomas offers a diagnosis of what exactly is wrong with the United States by drawing parallels to once-great empires and nations that declined into oblivion. Citing the historically proven 250-year pattern of how superpowers rise and fall, he predicts that America's expiration date is just around the corner and shows us how to escape their fate.</p><p>Through biblical insights and hard-hitting truth, he reminds us that real change comes when America looks to God instead of Washington. Scripture, rather than politics, is the GPS he uses to point readers to the right road - a road of hope, life, and change. Because, he says, if we're willing to seek God first, learn from history, and make changes at the individual and community level, we can not only survive, but thrive, again.</p><p>This powerful, timely, and much-needed perspective is a must-read for anyone who longs for a promising future for our great nation.</p>
When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dyi...
by Diane Rehm

Language

English

Pages

233

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host--one of the most trusted voices in the nation--and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions.<br /><br />Soon to be a public television documentary of the same name, featuring the author.</b><br /><br />Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue.<br /><br />With a highly personal foreword by John Grisham, <i>When My Time Comes</i> is a response to many misconceptions and misrepresentations of end-of-life care; it is a call to action--and to conscience--and it is an attempt to heal and soothe our hearts, reminding us that death, too, is an integral part of life.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 1995

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Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.

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