Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781621574316
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Stacey Dash didn't have the ideal American childhood. Growing up in the South Bronx, her friends were the hustlers, hookers, and gang members who struggled in the face of futility, who sold drugs instead of living on food stamps, who settled matters with fists, knives, and guns because it seemed their only option, who stood tall against broken dreams. Dash's rough upbringing shaped the rest of her life—her relationships, her politics, even her faith. She has seen how conservative and liberal policies play out in the real world, and her experiences have made her the proud conservative she is today. That's why Stacey Dash, a Fox News contributor and Hollywood actress best known for starring in the 1995 classic Clueless, is now telling her story. Amidst all the heated racial rhetoric and the divisive language that flows from T.V., the Internet, self-appointed black spokespeople, and even President Obama, Dash feels compelled to speak out and say something true about race, politics, and America.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Crimson Tree Publishing
ISBN : 9781634222662
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Fiction
Editor : Rachel Schurig
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Language : en
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This digital boxed set includes the first three books of the Lovestruck series. Includes Lovestruck in London, Lovestruck in Los Angeles, and Lovestruck Forever. Don't miss the follow-up novels, Starstruck and Star Crossed, available now! Lizzie Medina went to London to reinvent herself. But falling unexpectedly in love with up-and-coming actor Thomas Harper wasn’t exactly what she had planned. Now Lizzie finds herself forced to navigate the fame game of red carpets, catty co-stars, gossip magazines, and paparazzi. When she wished for a new life, she had no idea it would be anything like this!

Category : History
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307275509
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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During the civil rights movement, epic battles for justice were fought in the streets, at lunch counters, and in the classrooms of the American South. Just as many battles were waged, however, in the hearts and minds of ordinary white southerners whose world became unrecognizable to them. Jason Sokol’s vivid and unprecedented account of white southerners’ attitudes and actions, related in their own words, reveals in a new light the contradictory mixture of stubborn resistance and pragmatic acceptance–as well as the startling and unexpected personal transformations–with which they greeted the enforcement of legal equality.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 9781496218032
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Why is there no Native woman David Sedaris? Or Native Anne Lamott? Humor categories in publishing are packed with books by funny women and humorous sociocultural-political commentary--but no Native women. There are presumably more important concerns in Indian Country. More important than humor? Among the Diné/Navajo, a ceremony is held in honor of a baby's first laugh. While the context is different, it nonetheless reminds us that laughter is precious, even sacred. Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's is a powerful and compelling collection of Tiffany Midge's musings on life, politics, and identity as a Native woman in America. Artfully blending sly humor, social commentary, and meditations on love and loss, Midge weaves short, stand-alone musings into a memoir that stares down colonialism while chastising hipsters for abusing pumpkin spice. She explains why she does not like pussy hats, mercilessly dismantles pretendians, and confesses her own struggles with white-bread privilege. Midge goes on to ponder Standing Rock, feminism, and a tweeting president, all while exploring her own complex identity and the loss of her mother. Employing humor as an act of resistance, these slices of life and matchless takes on urban-Indigenous identity disrupt the colonial narrative and provide commentary on popular culture, media, feminism, and the complications of identity, race, and politics.

Category : Family & Relationships
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781925183634
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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So much of modern motherhood is targeted at looking good, even when you feel crap, and making your baby look good, even when he or she won’t settle or feed or stop crying – all in the shortest time possible. Hello Baby! uncovers all the myths of perfection new mums see on Instagram and provides down-to-earth, no nonsense advice about everything you need to know about your baby’s first year. With casual style and a hilarious sense of humour, Heather Irvine, a psychologist and mother who works with new mums every day, acts as the friend sitting across from you in a cafe who always understands, constantly reassures, gives you the best practical pointers and shares her muffin with you. Hello Baby! is packed full of the latest information on issues that affect modern Australian mums, including: * What a mother needs to know about herself in the first few months * How to get your baby sleeping soundly * Essential tips to boost your feel-good factor * De-stress techniques like meditation and mindfulness * Managing those really dark days * Tips for bonding with your baby * Coping with mother-in-laws and post-baby friendship fluctuations * Getting the zing back into your relationship * Returning to work * Navigating social media as a new mum

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Editor : e-artnow sro
ISBN : 9784057664170
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Social Science
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781118645338
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An engaging text that enables readers to understand the world through symbolic interactionism This lively and accessible book offers an introduction to sociological social psychology through the lens of symbolic interactionism. It provides students with an accessible understanding of this perspective to illuminate their worlds and deepen their knowledge of other people’s lives, as well as their own. Written by noted experts in the field, the book explores the core concepts of social psychology and examines a collection of captivating empirical studies. The book also highlights everyday life—putting the focus on the issues and concerns that are most relevant to the readers’ social context. The Social Self and Everyday Life bridges classical theories and contemporary ideas, joins abstract concepts with concrete examples, and integrates theory with empirical evidence. It covers a range of topics including the body, emotions, health and illness, the family, technology, and inequality. Best of all, it gets students involved in applying concepts in their daily lives. Demonstrates how to use students’ social worlds, experiences, and concerns to illustrate key interactionist concepts in a way that they can emulate Develops key concepts such as meaning, self, and identity throughout the text to further students’ understanding and ability to use them Introduces students to symbolic interactionism, a major theoretical and research tradition within sociology Helps to involve students in familiar experiences and issues and shows how a symbolic interactionist perspective illuminates them Combines the best features of authoritative summaries, clear definitions of key terms, with enticing empirical excerpts and attention to popular ideas Clear and inviting in its presentation, The Social Self and Everyday Life: Understanding the World Through Symbolic Interactionism is an excellent book for undergraduate students in sociology, social psychology, and social interaction.

Category : Bible
Editor : CSS Publishing
ISBN : 9780788017018
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"Preachers must understand the teaching techniques of parable and hyperbole, not to mention having a good background in systematic theology, in order to understand what the Bible's writers really meant.... But our responsibility is also to reduce the complexities of Bible study to such simplicities that our many listeners, ranging from busy young professional people to aging men and women of failing health to youngsters facing a variety of new temptations, can take away a saving word." (from the Preface) E. Carver McGriff provides the tools preachers need for their daunting task with some of the most timely and thought-provoking research on the lectionary texts ever made available. Included for each scriptural lesson in the lectionary are: - A listing of the applicable Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionary texts. - A description of the Psalm of the day. - A prayer for the day. - Commentary that is more than academic exegesis -- McGriff brings to the forefront those points in the lessons that relate most poignantly to our contemporary reality. - Suggested sermon titles for each of the three texts for each Sunday. - Themes and suggested directions for preaching on each text. - Several additional illustrations to enliven your preaching. "Known in the Indianapolis community as a preacher with extraordinary gifts, it is no surprise at all that this work by Carver McGriff brings remarkable insights to those who look for integrity in their preaching. Carver looks at the texts with a freshness that is sure to stimulate the thought process.... Careful use of these suggestions will bring serendipities to preacher and congregation." George H. Tooze Senior Minister, First Baptist Church Indianapolis, Indiana One of America's premiere preachers, E. Carver McGriff returned home after earning two Purple Hearts during World War II to earn a degree in business administration from Butler University. Following a career as a salesman and business owner, McGriff entered Garrett Theological Seminary, where he was voted Best Preacher by the faculty and graduated with distinction. During his 26-year ministry at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Indianapolis, McGriff spearheaded his congregation's remarkable growth in membership from 900 to 4,400, with average Sunday attendance increasing from 300 to over 1,850. McGriff received an honorary degree from the University of Indianapolis and the Outstanding Alumnus award from Butler University and was voted the Distinguished Alumnus of the year by Christian Theological Seminary. McGriff was also honored in 1993 by the Governor of Indiana with the "Sagamore of the Wabash." His sermons have been distributed nationwide by the United Methodist Publishing House.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595488322
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Once upon a time there was a little boy. He was sitting on his mother's lap, and over and over he said, "I hate you, I hate you, I hate you." I don't know why he said that. He was mad about something, I suppose. You know how little boys can be. I think he even hit his mother on the arm with his little fist. She felt sad, but she loved him, and she held him in her arms. Later, when it was bedtime, the boy's mother was tucking him into bed. With sleepy eyes he looked up at her, and this time he said, "I love you." She touched him on the forehead and said, "I know you do, honey. I love you too." My mother is like the mother in the story. She loves people no matter what they say, and no matter what they do. Even if they're grown ups. That's the way she is. -Written by Christopher Myers for his mother's 75th birthday.