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Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180
$4.99
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Written with honesty and self-effacing wry humor, this is the story of a man's transformation from a 250-pound slob to a clean-living, 175-pound, racing-fit cyclist set to compete for the second straight year in North Carolina's Bridge to Bridge Incredible Century Cycling Challenge.
ISBN
9781400052400
By
Magnuson, Mike
Publisher
Harmony
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Used, Very Good
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742563
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Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL
$4.99
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Tedy gives you something to believe in. Whether we're winning or losing, he holds his head high, and he knows himself and handles himself so well, others can't help but follow him. The way he practices and plays forces you to become a better teammate; the way he demands hustle and toughness forces you to become a better leader; and the way he carries himself inspires you to become a better person. This made his return to playing on October 30 against Buffalo all the more electrifying. The stadium was louder that night than the nights we had raised our Super Bowl banners. Our captain, our leader, our inspiration was back on the field doing what he loved to do. Tedy had spent months rehabbing, had countless doctor visits, and had undergone hundreds of tests trying to play again. Just eight months after our victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, here we were celebrating a much bigger victory on our home field. Sure it was great to win the game, but that night we were celebrating Tedy's return as he showed us teammates, fans, family, and friends what it takes to become victorious in life.

You might be coming to this book as a fan of Tedy's football skills and, don't get me wrong, gaining the insights of one of the best defenders in Patriots history is worth the price of admission, but that's just part of the story. There are a lot of reasons to look up to him, and I promise you will finish this book with an admiration for him on a much deeper level.""
--Tom Brady (from the Foreword)

ISBN
9780470373545
By
Bruschi, Tedy
Publisher
Wiley
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Used, Very Good
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742394
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The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude
$6.76
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Named one of the best books of the year by Slate, Chicago Tribune, Entropy Magazine, and named one of the top 10 memoirs by Library Journal

Into the Wild meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man--a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude

On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod played a pick-up game of basketball. In a skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and left him permanently blinded in his right eye. A week later, he returned to the same dorm room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, he retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods, where he lived without a computer or television, and largely without human contact, for two years. He needed to find, away from society's pressures and rush, a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant.

ISBN
9780807075463
By
Axelrod, Howard
Publisher
Beacon Press
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Used, Like New
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742041
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Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
$4.99
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:
Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle -Chicago Tribune - The Christian Science Monitor - Publishers Weekly

In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man's inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time - Named one of the year's "10 Terrific Reads" by O: The Oprah Magazine

"Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage."--The Washington Post

"Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness."--The New York Times

"Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won't forget."--Portland Oregonian

ISBN
9780812977615
By
Kidder, Tracy
Publisher
Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Used, Very Good
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1110332
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Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits
$7.61
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Traces the life and career of Tom Waits, who writes about those down on their luck, looks at his major albums, and describes his work as a motion picture actor.
ISBN
9780312045821
By
Humphries, Patrick
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
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Used, Like New
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742010
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Skin Deep: Tattoos, the Disappearing West, Very Bad Men, and My Deep Love for Them All
$4.99
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Believing herself a daughter of the West, Karol Griffin took the myths of the place-and of the outlaw-on faith. When she walked into the Body Art Workshop in Laramie, Wyoming, she found what she was looking for: a culture on the fringe of polite society, complete with outlaw signature. Soon Karol was a full-time tattoo artist, an occasional outlaw, and a tattooed woman looking for love in all the wrong places. By the mid nineties, the West had been invaded by suburban culture; and tattoos had become a mass commodity of coolness, compelling Karol to go even farther to find the authentic outsiders she romanticized. She eventually hooked up with a real old-fashioned Wyoming outlaw, complete with felony convictions and out-standing warrants-which is how Karol wound up looking down the barrel of a gun held by a tattooed caricature of true love.
ISBN
9780151008841
By
Griffin, Karol
Publisher
Harcourt
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Used, Very Good
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741922
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Elegy for Iris
$4.99
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With remarkable tenderness, John Bayley recreates his passionate love affair with Iris Murdoch--world-renowned writer and philosopher, and his wife of forty-two years--and poignantly describes the dimming of her brilliance due to Alzheimer's disease." Elegy for Iris" is a story about the ephemeral beauty of youth and the sobering reality of what it means to grow old, but its ultimate power is that Bayley discovers great hope and joy in his celebration of Iris's life and their love. In its grasp of life's frailty and its portrayal of one of the great literary romances of this century, "Elegy for Iris" is a mesmerizing work of art that will be read for generations.
ISBN
9780312421113
By
Bayley, John
Publisher
Picador
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Used, Very Good
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741840
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Freya Stark (Lives of Modern Women)
$4.99
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The autobiography of the independent and unorthodox woman whose expeditions to Persia and the Hadhramaut during the 1930s established her reputation as a traveler, writer, geographer, and archaeologist.
ISBN
9780140081084
By
Stark, Freya
Publisher
Penguin Books
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Used, Very Good
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741713
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Black Dog of Fate: An American Son Uncovers His Armenian Past
$4.99
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At the center of Balakian's memoir are family members who were survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide -- this century's first genocide when more than 1,000,000 Armenians were exterminated and another 1,000,000 were deported from their ancient homeland in Anatolia by the Ottoman Turkish government.

After World War I, the Balakian family emigrated to America to flee the Turks and start a new life. Two generations later, Peter Balakian, the son of a physician in an affluent New Jersey suburb, was enjoying a privileged childhood. Yet even as a boy, he was aware that his family was different. Now, with an adult historical perspective and a poet's sensibility, he traces his awakening to the truth of the Armenian holocaust, which his family tried to repress. He explores the intense and often comic collision between his ancient Near Eastern culture and American pop culture. In doing so, he unlocks the floodgates of memory, pain, love and triumph.

Powerful and beautifully written, " Black Dog of Fate" is a universal story about survival against great odds, about the journey between tradition and assimilation and about moving forward from the haunted past to the promise of the future.

ISBN
9780767902540
By
Balakian, Peter
Publisher
Broadway
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Used, Very Good
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741709
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Magnificent Obesity: My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life
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The voice of a generation, speaking on issues of mortality, body image, health and dreams deferred, Magnificent Obesity recounts one woman's effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through the lenses of anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism. Although things don't always turn out the way she'd hoped or planned, Martha's indomitable spirit and her conviction that it's never too late to grow up, that it is possible to feel born again at any age, and that there is no sell-by date on dreams will inspire anyone who yearns to rewrite their story and take their own magnificent leap into a life lived with passion, purpose, and authentic power.

When Martha Moravec shows up at the ER with severe anxiety, she does not expect to be told she is having a heart attack at age 55. What follows is a journey of mind, body, and soul as the shock accelerates a tolerable midlife crisis into a race to close the gap between where she is headed in life and the very different place she wants to be.

A woman living alone, Martha recruits a team of doctors, therapists, and priests, helpers, healers, and friends from the tight-knit weave of small town life in southern Vermont. The patience and dedication of the people she calls "angels we can see" proves that it takes a village to raise a happy, self-actualized adult. As she addresses childhood trauma, panic attacks and phobias, addictive behaviors and an obsessive fear of death, Martha walks an often painful, always illuminating path in her fight to recover her physical, mental, and spiritual health.

ISBN
9781578265053
By
Moravec, Martha
Publisher
Hatherleigh Press
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Used, Very Good
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741672
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Gershwin
$8.47
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This still unrivaled biography portrays with precision and insight the tragically brief life--from the Brooklyn tenements to Broadway, Hollywood, and Carnegie Hall--of George Gershwin (1898-1937), a man whose music (Lady Be Good, Of Thee I Sing, Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess) and career--like F. Scott Fitzgerald's--embodied the glamorous success and lost possibilities of the Jazz Age.
ISBN
9780306808470
By
Jablonski, Edward
Publisher
Da Capo Press
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Used, Like New
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741502
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Becoming William James
$7.64
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For William James, work was the problem. Ultimately, going to work was the resolution, and James's quest for meaningful work remains as relevant at the end of the twentieth century as it was in the nineteenth. Weaving letters, diaries, drawings, and published texts, Becoming William James provides a convincing biographical analysis rich in detail and tone. In his new introduction, Howard M. Feinstein adds biological psychiatry to psychoanalytic and family systems theories to inform our understanding of a complex man. In addition, he discusses whether James's mental illness might have been treated with drugs.

ISBN
9780801486425
By
Feinstein, Howard M
Publisher
Cornell University Press
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Used, Like New
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741367
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News Junkie
$6.72
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In "News Junkie," the cutthroat worlds of journalism, politics, and high finance are laid bare by Jason Leopold, whose addictive tendencies led him from a life of drug abuse and petty crime to become an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed some of the biggest corporate and political scandals in recent American history.

Leopold broke key stories about the California energy crisis and Enron Corporation's infamous phony trading floor as a reporter for the Dow Jones Newswires. While he exposed high-rolling hucksters and double-dealing politicians, Leopold hid the secrets of his own felonious past, terrified that he would be discovered.

When the news junkie closed in on his biggest story one that implicated a Bush administration member he found himself pilloried by angry colleagues and the president s press secretary, all attempting to destroy his career.

Jason Leopold introduces us to an unforgettable array of characters, from weepy editors and love-starved politicos to steroid-pumped mobsters who intimidate the author into selling drugs and stolen goods.

In the end, "News Junkie" shows how a man once fueled by raging fear and self-hatred transforms his life, regenerated by love, sobriety and a new, harmonious career with the independent media.

Jason Leopold is a former Los Angeles bureau chief of Dow Jones Newswires. He has worked for the "Los Angeles Times" and has been a frequent guest on CNBC; his articles have appeared in "The Nation," "The Wall Street Journal," and "The Financial Times." Leopold is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and currently writes for "CounterPunch," "Political Affairs," and "Z Magazine.""

ISBN
9780976082248
By
Leopold, Jason
Publisher
Process
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Used, Like New
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741355
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Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
$4.99
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With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the 1970s and the truly extraordinary circumstances of a childhood lost. Wrenching and unforgettable, Blackbird will carry your heart away.

To young Jenny, the house on Mary Street was home -- the place where she was loved, a blue-sky world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with powder and a kiss on the cheek. But when everything that Jenny had come to rely on begins to crumble, an odyssey of loss, loneliness, and a child's will to survive takes flight....

ISBN
9780671042561
By
Lauck, Jennifer
Publisher
Washington Square Press
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Used, Very Good
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741277
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Mockingbird Years A Life In And Out Of Therapy
$4.99
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"During my years as a patient, I felt a guilty and unshakeable conviction that I was completely sane. Of course, my notion that patients were expected to be crazy was naive, but I had swallowed whole the ideology that connects madness to beauty of spirit. In fact, I wasn't interested in being happier, but in growing more poignantly, meaningfully unhappy."Here in her own words is Emily Fox Gordon, therapy veteran, sometime mental patient, and prize-winning essayist. In lyric prose as memorable for its wicked humor as for its penetrating intelligence, she tells the story of her "therapeutic education," marked by no fewer than five therapists before she turned seventeen. At eighteen, after a half-hearted suicide attempt, Gordon began a three-year sojourn at the prestigious Austen Riggs sanitarium. It was at Riggs that Gordon was "rescued" by the maverick psychoanalyst Leslie Farber, who offered judgment instead of neutrality, friendship instead of silence, and moral instruction through dialogue. Beautifully crafted and startling in its observations of the therapeutic enterprise, Mockingbird Years is a stunning debut by a major new talent.
ISBN
9780465027279
By
Gordon, Emily Fox
Publisher
Basic Books
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Used, Very Good
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741195
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Without a Map: A Memoir
$4.99
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Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving her baby up for adoption, Hall wanders recklessly through the Middle East, where she survives by selling her possessions and finally her blood. She returns to New England and stitches together a life that encircles her silenced and invisible grief. When he is twenty-one, her lost son finds her. Hall learns that he grew up in gritty poverty with an abusive father--in her own father's hometown. Their reunion is tender, turbulent, and ultimately redemptive. Hall's parents never ask for her forgiveness, yet as they age, she offers them her love. What sets Without a Map apart is the way in which loss and betrayal evolve into compassion, and compassion into wisdom. Meredith Hall boldly charts one of the bravest of stories, the journey from disrupted youth up through that most tricky and forbidding territory, the family circle. Bone-honest and strong in its every line, this work of memory is a remarkably deep retrieval of its times and souls, thereby reflecting our own. --Ivan Doig, author of Heart Earth This is an unusually elegant memoir that feels as though its been carved straight out of Meredith Hall's capacious heart. The story is riveting, the words perfect. It is rare to read a work that manages to be at once artful and compelling, which for me best describes Meredith Hall's debut work. She is an author who deserves to be widely read. Few people write likethis. Fewer still have the courage to live like this - without the comfort of any cliche. --Lauren Slater, author of Opening Skinner's Box, Prozac Diary, and Welcome to My Country Meredith Hall's long journey from an inexcusably betrayed girlhood to the bittersweet mercies of womanhood is a triple triumph--of survival; of narration; and of forgiveness. Her portrait of her own empty bravado collapsing into total psychological and geographical dislocation is one of the most harrowing passages I've ever read. The subsequent turn toward memory and honesty is agonized, profound, and salvific. Without a Map is a masterpiece. --David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K and God Laughs and Plays Meredith Hall is like a geiger counter ticking along the radium edge of these recent decades. She gives us self as expert-witness--Without a Map is smart, sharp, and redemptively honest. --Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies and My Sky Blue Trades Meredith Hall's story of loss, shame, and betrayal is also a story of joy, reconnection, and survival; each memory takes us deep to the marrow of sorrow and celebration. A work of extraordinary beauty and grace. --Kim Barnes, author of In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country Without A Map tells an important and perceptive story about loss, about aloneness and isolation in a time of great need, about a life slowly coming back into focus and the calm that finally emerges. Meredith Hall is a brave new writer who earns our attention. --Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Think for a moment of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, of banishment, reconciliation, redemption, and you'llget the scope of Without a Map, the new memoir by Meredith Hall . . . An extraordinary tale, made all the more moving by Hall's unsentimental prose and ample heart. --gettrio.com a compelling, painful, hopeful story. --more.com Meredith Hall's magnificent book held me in its thrall from the moment I began reading the opening pages. WITHOUT A MAP is a fluid, beautifully-written, hard-won piece of work that belongs on the shelf next to the best modern memoirs, and yet is in a category all its own. It is a moving example of a difficult life redeemed first through examination, then reflection, then finally--like a rough stone polished until it gleams--into a genuine work of art. --Dani Shapiro, author of Family History Hall, a brave and graceful writer who teaches at UNH, examines her life with wide open eyes and an equally open heart. Even as she wrestles with the grief of many losses--her child, her parents' love and respect, her standing in her community, her identity--she demonstrates the writer's gift of separating from her own experiences, establishing an objectivity that allows her to make meaning for herself and readers. --Rebecca Rule, Nashua Telegraph Open adoptions and connections between birth mothers and their children were not the way of life for a young girl who got pregnant in the '60s. Meredith Hall, in her beautifully written, poignant memoir, tells us what life was like for a naive girl who found herself pregnant and abandoned by her mother and father. This is a tale of loss, of endless traveling in search of an intangible something, and, ultimately, of forgiveness. --Gayle Shanks, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ Hall'ssensitive, honest account of her personal odyssey shows one remarkable woman transcending this trauma to become a better, stronger person. --Wendy Smith, AARP The Magazine Hall's life, as depicted in this memoir, was nothing if not two things--difficult and fascinating. With no family, friends or other support system, she took her life into her own hands at an early, tender age, and she fell quite far before finally rising up. The reader gets the benefit of her trials, a gritty view of the world from America to Europe to the Middle East. --INtake Weekly Without a Map tells a stunning story of exile and ostracization. Meredith grew up on the seacoast of New Hampshire and became pregnant at age 16, in 1965. Her memoir is a rare and clear glimpse into the social mores of the mid 60's, and reveals the state of shame many families faced when
ISBN
9780807072738
By
Hall, Meredith
Publisher
Beacon Press
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Used, Very Good
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741168
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The Education of a Waldorf Teacher
$14.63
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Waldorf education is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't always turn out quite the way its founder, Rudolf Steiner, expected. No matter how spiritual, anthroposophical or Waldorfian we become, we are still human beings and we do the funny, admirable or reprehensible things that human beings of all stripes do; but there is something in the Waldorf atmosphere that makes these things funnier, more admirable or more reprehensible.

In The Education of a Waldorf Teacher the author describes how he learned the facts of Waldorf life the hard way, takes a sympathetic look at the problems of students, teachers, administrators and parents, makes constructive suggestions that may be helpful both to veterans and to those who are just finding their way into Waldorf education, and provides entertaining reading for those who are simply curious.

ISBN
9780595309603
By
Francis, Keith
Publisher
iUniverse, Inc.
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Used, Very Good
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707433
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Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Dover Books on Americana)
$7.53
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Stewart's letters, written from 1909 to 1913, were the basis of the acclaimed 1980 film Heartland. "Mrs. Stewart was a woman whose nineteenth-century pioneer spirit seems to have been laced with a strong dose of twentieth-century liberation. Equally impressive is her ability to characterize the people around her."-Western American Literature.
ISBN
9780486451428
By
Stewart, Elinore Pruitt
Publisher
Dover Publications
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Used, Like New
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707321
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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
$4.99
Description

The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called "a transporting, enlightening book" tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Afghanistan.

Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban's fearful rise to power. In what Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, calls "one of the most inspiring books I have ever read," Lemmon recounts with novelistic vividness the true story of a fearless young woman who not only reinvented herself as an entrepreneur to save her family but, in the face of ferocious opposition, brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Kabul.

ISBN
9780061732478
By
Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Used, Like New
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743570
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A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit
$4.99
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"Every Christmas, I still think about that guitar and the sacrifice it represented. And I hope I don't forget to think about the greatest sacrifice of all, God's gift of Himself."

Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, competition, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee (who was a pastor before getting into politics), that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious of all.

Now Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories--often funny, sometimes deeply moving--that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill.

If you're looking for a little clarity, sanity, and inspiration at this insane time of year, you're sure to enjoy A Simple Christmas.

ISBN
9781595230980
By
Huckabee, Mike
Publisher
Sentinel
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Used, Like New
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743491
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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir
$22.95
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The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh's parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother's absence. Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love--letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box.

As Eun Ji translates the letters, she looks to history--her grandmother Jun's years as a lovesick wife in Daejeon, the horrors her grandmother Kumiko witnessed during the Jeju Island Massacre--and to poetry, as well as her own lived experience to answer questions inside all of us. Where do the stories of our mothers and grandmothers end and ours begin? How do we find words--in Korean, Japanese, English, or any language--to articulate the profound ways that distance can shape love? Eun Ji Koh fearlessly grapples with forgiveness, reconciliation, legacy, and intergenerational trauma, arriving at insights that are essential reading for anyone who has ever had to balance love, longing, heartbreak, and joy.

The Magical Language of Others weaves a profound tale of hard-won selfhood and our deep bonds to family, place, and language, introducing--in Eun Ji Koh--a singular, incandescent voice.

ISBN
9781947793385
By
Koh, E J
Publisher
Tin House Books
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
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9781947793385
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Lord of All the Dead: A nonfiction novel
$26.95
Description
From the internationally renowned author of The Impostor, a courageous journey into his own family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war--his most moving, most personal book, one he has spent his entire life preparing to write.

Javier Cercas grew up hearing the legend of his adored great-uncle Manuel Mena, who died at nineteen in the bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War--while fighting for Franco's army. Who was this young man? A fascist hero whose memory is an embarrassment or a committed idealist who happened to fall on the wrong side of history? Is it possible to be a moral person defending an immoral cause? Through visits back to his parents' village in southern Spain, interviews with survivors, and research into the murkiest corners of the war, the author pieces together the life of this enigmatic figure and of an entire generation. This sui generis work combines intimate family history, investigative scholarship, personal confession, war stories, and road trips, finally becoming a transcendent portrait of a country's indelible scars--a book about heroism, death, the persistence of the past, and the meaning of an individual life against the tapestry of history.

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9780525520900
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Cercas, Javier
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Knopf
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