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|Author||: Whitney Way Thore|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
From the star of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life and the YouTube sensation “A Fat Girl Dancing” comes an empowering memoir about letting go of your limitations and living the life you deserve. Right now. Whitney Way Thore stands five feet two inches tall and weighs well over three hundred pounds, and she is totally, completely, and truly . . . happy. But she wasn’t always the vivacious, confident woman you see on TV. Growing up as a dancer, Whitney felt the pressure to be thin, a desire that grew into an obsession as she got older. From developing an eating disorder as a teenager, to extreme weight gain in college, to her ongoing struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Whitney reveals her fight to overcome the darkest moments in her life. She holds nothing back, opening up about the depths of her depression as well as her resilience in the face of constant harassment and mistreatment. Now Whitney is on top of the world and taking no BS (Body Shame, of course). And she’s sharing the steps she took to get there and the powerful message behind her successful No Body Shame campaign. She even reveals her favorite “F” word (it’s probably not what you think), the thrill of doing it with the lights on, and the story behind the “Fat Girl Dancing” video that started it all. Exuberant and utterly honest, I Do It with the Lights On is the inspiring story of how Whitney finally discovered her fabulousness when she stepped off the scale and into her life, embracing herself unconditionally—body, heart, and soul. Advance praise for I Do It with the Lights On “Whitney’s story is one of radical vulnerability. She is a vibrant example of what it means to choose confidence when insecurity beckons from every corner. She is cool, funny, and shameless—in the best possible way.”—Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got a Life “Soaring above expectations, I Do It with the Lights On delves into the complicated relationship between a woman and her body. With her trademark charisma, Whitney emerges triumphant, plucking from the mire some of the most important realizations one can hope to have. If you have a body, this memoir is a must-read.”—Linda Bacon, PhD
|Author||: Whitney Way Thore|
"Whitney Way Thore stands five feet two inches tall and weighs well over three hundred pounds, and she is totally, completely, and truly ... happy. But she wasn't always the vivacious, confident woman you see on TV. Growing up as a dancer, Whitney felt the pressure to be thin, a desire that grew into an obsession as she got older. From developing an eating disorder as a teenager, to extreme weight gain in college, to her ongoing struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Whitney reveals her fight to overcome the darkest moments in her life. She holds nothing back, opening up about the depths of her depression as well as her resilience in the face of constant harassment and mistreatment. Now Whitney is on top of the world and taking no BS (Body Shame, of course). And she's sharing the steps she took to get there and the powerful message behind her successful No Body Shame campaign. She even reveals her favorite 'F' word (it's probably not what you think), the thrill of doing it with the lights on, and the story behind the?Fat Girl Dancing? video that started it all."--
|Author||: Sharon Cameron|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgórska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron - now a Reese's Book Club YA Pick!
|Author||: William Faulkner|
|Editor||: McClelland & Stewart|
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
|Author||: Gwendolyn Oxenham|
|Editor||: Icon Books|
Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Gwendolyn Oxenham tells the stories of the phenoms, underdogs, and nobodies – players willing to follow the game wherever it takes them. Under the Lights and in the Dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men’s league in New York City; to English national Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban. Whether you’re a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.
|Author||: F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Editor||: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd|
“The finest work of fiction by any American writer... No American novel comes closer than Gatsby to surpassing literary artistry, and none tells us more about ourselves” THE WASHINGTON POST “A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story that's both boisterous and tragic” THE NEW YORK TIMES “Fantastic proof that chivalry, of a sort, is not dead” LIFE MAGAZINE It's the Roaring Twenties, and New York City is the place to be. Everything can be purchased, everyone can be bought. But, can you make money erase your past? It's the Roaring Twenties, and it is the time of over-indulgence. As far as the eyes can see and the mind can perceive, there are ostentatious displays of wealth and even more lavish displays of decadency. Unapologetic decadency. But, does it ever stop? It's the Roaring Twenties, and the great American Dream has been perverted. It no longer stands for anything profound that resonates with people. But, does the Idealism even attempt to stop the Materialism? As more and more people lose themselves to the lure of money, ironically the only person who remains unaffected is Jay Gatsby, the enigmatic host of the most extravagant parties… In this definitive tale on American culture, Fitzgerald pits a chaste dream against the corrupting influences of wealth and comes up with an epic story that can only be defined as ‘A Great American novel’.
|Author||: Aja Bradley|
|Editor||: Aja Bradley|
This Science Fantasy novel follows Mirai Sakura, a young mage, who struggles to understand the world around her and the evil Necromancer that rules it. As she grows up, she becomes increasingly aware of the chaos in the universe and as she struggles to accept the world as it is, she has to find the strength to believe in herself and to find the light to destroy the Necromancer.
|Author||: Ayn Rand|
|Editor||: Graphic Arts Books|
Equality 7-2521 finds himself out of step with the collectivist society of the future, and discovers a means to freedom in Ayn Rand’s fable of the individual in conflict with society. First published in 1938, Anthem takes place in a dystopian future world in which humanity is enduring a new dark age, human life is regimented in every respect and personal identity has been all but snuffed out by a totalitarian government. The narrator, writing his story in secret, realizes he is a criminal simply for having thoughts of his own. Exploring the ruins of a previous civilization he discovers relics, conducts forbidden experiments and learns enough to question the very structure of his society. Can he share this knowledge with his fellow citizens? The author strips the relationship of humanity to civilization down to its bare essence in this modern parable that starkly illuminates the challenge an oppressive government presents to individuality. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Anthem is both modern and readable.
|Author||: Mel Poretz,Barry Sinrod|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
The answer to the tantalizing question posed in this book's title is: 62% of Americans prefer the lights out when they make love. This is just one of the many attention-grabbing revelations--about the private bedroom and bathroom habits of our neighbors and ourselves--featured in this amusing, informative compendium.
|Author||: A. C. Bextor|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Authors Note: This book contains sexual content, explicit language, child abuse/neglect and other content that readers may find offensive. Not for readers under 18 years of age. Told through Shame's point of view, the final installment of the Lights of Peril MC takes place on the 'implied' wedding day. Shame is plagued with doubts surrounding his love for Mace. He loves her. He's loved her since she was five years old, but feels he doesn't deserve her. This uncertainty is surfacing while struggling to forget the loss of his tragic childhood. "What if the trigger has already been set and I'm going to wake up one day and realize I'm my parent's son in their way of evil? The thought sickens me. I'm no good without Mace. I never have been. She's the one person in my life I would refuse to live without. If I ever treated her and Ryder like my father treated my mother and I, it would make for an easy decision. I would kill myself." Shame's childhood wasn't filled with happiness and love. It was heart wrenching, and abusive. Used by his father and resented by his mother, a young Neil struggles through his days waiting for an escape; a savior. "As he seethes his anger onto me I feel the spit from his words land on my face and in it I smell his whiskey and coke coming down like rain over my blissful day. I'm working for them now. I'm nine and I've just been interviewed and hired for my very first job... running drugs." Once meeting Doc, Lynda, Mace, Hem, and Sadey - his life changes from desolate to hopeful. "At just five years old, she found her way into my heart and loved me in a way I never thought I could be loved. All that was before I ever even knew I needed her. " Throughout the story you learn why Shame has become the person that he is. Intense, raw, powerful, and most of all - protective of those he loves the most. In the end he finds himself surrounded by everything he had ever hoped for. "The storms I waited out were violent and unstable, but once finding them I found the unconditional love that I'd ached for in my search for them. It's in this moment, among the sounds of monitors and babies crying and the feel of Mace in my arms, holding me tight, just as she always had, that I realize - I am finally well and truly home."
|Author||: Kitty T. C. Hampton|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
The book is based on the developing love story of Lynnette and Darrell. Lynnette is a young woman who felt unloved as a teenager so she looked for love in all the wrong places. Darrell is a young man who grew up not knowing how to truly love a woman. Due to feeling unloved as a teenager, Lynnette lost herself to Darrell and weight gain. Due to feeling powerful as a young man, Darrell became demanding and controlling. During this time period, Lynnette struggled with self-esteem issues and the verbal abuse of Darrell while Darrell became a monster in disguise. Lynnette ended up overcoming her issues by finding herself through prayer along side Darrell who continued to stay on the wrong path. Will the strength of prayer cause Lynnette to lose her life at the hands of Darrell?
|Author||: David Robbins|
This is prizewinning author David Robbins’ twentieth book. Oblique Light is a collection of long short-stories set in Scotland and dealing with the alienation and amorality of self-imposed exile.This is short fiction of the highest order. The stories were conceived in Scotland in the early 1970s and finally completed in Johannesburg forty years later. In his short introduction, Robbins sets the scene: ‘I lived in a stone-built town huddled on the mainland side of the Firth of Clyde. Here, the landscapes finally began to mean something to me. Far from being picturesque, they struck me as low and potentially hostile. At first I thought the landscapes had shaped my general mood. It was only later that I began to understand how much my deepening emptiness and ideas of alienation had shaped the landscapes, bending them to the contours of my eyes.’From the gloom of these settings emerges a collection of characters, many of them unmistakably South African, that are drawn with power and a mature skill. The book is Robbins’ third collection of short stories. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Literary Award in 2010. One of the editors to work on the Oblique Light manuscript described it as of ‘absolutely major importance’.About the Author:David Robbins has received numerous awards for his writing, beginning with a CNA Literary Award in 1986 and culminating twenty-four years later with a Lifetime Achievement Literary Award supported by the South African Department of Arts and Culture. He is widely regarded as a writer of significant insight and ability. He began publishing in 1985. His books include travel and short fiction, as well as some biography, history and socio-political analysis.
|Author||: Edie Harris|
Declan Murphy has just made his big career move, going from little-known European cinema to Hollywood blockbuster awards-bait in the blink of an eye. One actor's highly public arrest for possession of narcotics is another actor's lucky break, right? Declan's eye is on the prize, and no one will keep him from proving to the producers that he's a consummate industry professional. No one, that is, except Fiona O'Brien. After a time in the spotlight that nearly destroyed her, Fiona wants nothing more than to fade into the background and do her job as part of the studio's hair-and-makeup team. The last thing she needs is a hotshot actor with a panty-melting Irish accent and killer smile messing up her careful plans. There's nothing careful about the immediate attraction between Declan and Fiona, and soon that initial spark of lust is sizzling out of control. But when things get complicated behind the scenes, they'll have to decide if their movie magic should stay on set...or if their love can survive away from the silver screen.
|Author||: Michael a Boyadjian|
Marik, a traveler disenchanted with his life, stumbles upon a young woman, rescuing her from a terrible storm. But someone is hunting her, and before long, Marik is caught up in her struggle to survive. As dark secrets and magical talents reveal themselves, the pair must fight to stay ahead of their pursuers, with little certainty of who to trust, as they flee from nation to nation throughout the continent of Newland. The question is, can they run forever?
|Author||: Melissa Ryan|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
This book is uniquely original and can be personalized with any girl's name. How fun is that? Think of the possibilities: baby or shower gifts, birthdays, a special something from grandma, and more. You can purchase the book as shown, using Faith in the title, or personalize it to suit your specific needs. Simply contact us at eStoryTime.com BEFORE placing your Amazon order and we'll take care of the rest. After contacting us, you'll still need to order the book through Amazon, so we'll send you a direct link to use when placing your order. It will assure the book is personalized with the name you've requested. We've taken the worry out of the process and your child will be thrilled with the final product. Who doesn't like to see their name on the cover or hear it related throughout the story? The author, Melissa Ryan, is the mother of five children and knows the importance of reading to your little ones. It instills a love of books and fosters an active imagination in the youngest of readers. Help start them on a path of discovery with Melissa's stories. The tale of Faith is perfect for bedtime, especially when unleashing the child's wonder by using her own name. This is a book that can be enjoyed over and over again, and will be remembered long after the last page is read and the lights turned out. Faith's Hiccum-ups Day is beautifully written and will hold your child's attention while you share this delightful tale. Tag along with Faith as she giggles, HIC's, and jumps her way through a day with the hiccum-ups. See the silly things her family suggests to solve her problem. It's a day filled with enough fun for everyone. Faith will capture your heart, and the moments spent reading it together will build fond memories that will be cherished throughout the years. Your little girls grow up all too fast; make lasting impressions while you can. This is just one of several books offered by Melissa in her ever-expanding children's book series. You'll learn to love and appreciate the extra attention that goes into each volume. Special care is taken to keep the child's heart at the center of each story, helping them build character and learn something along the way. Encourage that special child in your life to embrace what is truly unique, and sometimes funny, about their developing personalities. Spend a few minutes with Faith on her I-Didn't-Do-It kind of day and make bedtime special, while you create a binding relationship with the power of reading...you'll look back in awe at the foundations you've built. Please customize and purchase this book for a special little girl in your life today. Tags: personalized children's books, personalized gifts, personalized baby gifts, personalized, bedtime stories, bedtime story, Faith, 1st birthday gifts
|Author||: Edwina Slack|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
“A Shed, Chickens, Siencyn and Me” is a delightfully light humorous book set in a 1930s South Wales valley. It is written through the perceptive eyes of a young girl, Megan and it is where we meet her family and the characters of the village, such as, Mrs Hughes News, Mr William Lewis Amen, Selwyn the Psalms, Auntie Scissors Ann, a girl with pimples and a sniffle and Megan's favourite, - Siencyn Oddjobs (pronounced “Shenkin”; as there is no “J” for Jenkins in the Welsh alphabet)!Siencyn lived in a shed on the side of a hill; this was good for three things, to look after his chickens, to tend his allotment and to keep away from his wife. He smoked OP's (other peoples), never complained and always got out of trouble with a smile and a wink. He was not on time for work one morning and when caught slopping off early in the afternoon his boss shouted, “Mr Jenkins, bearing in mind what time you arrived this morning, what time do you call this to be leaving?” He replied, “I know, but I don't want to be late twice in one day, now do I?”The language and attitudes are typically South Walian and each chapter is its' own adventure with Siencyn in there somewhere causing mayhem. Megan's awareness, sensitivity and intelligence are obvious through her lyrical narrative and while we enjoy her innocence, “and the Policeman muttered and mumbled, and once I thought he said a naughty word, but I must have been mistaken. Policemen don't say language”, her engaging writing style provides the reader with many different levels of insight and the hugely entertaining bigger picture, is there to be enjoyed. Mam, and her sometimes acerbic sister Aunty “Scissors” Ann cross swords with Siencyn in many odd and unusual ways, and while it's quite hard to see who actually gets the upper hand, in the end they call it a truce, “there's no harm in old Siencyn”, as Megan's “Dadda”, always says and Siencyn comes to live with the family. It's full of 1930s values, the wit of the Welsh and a touch of nostalgia. While the back drop of these stories are the Hungry Thirties and poverty was palpable, the stories are told with a depth of humour which leaves the reader with a smile on their face, a lighter heart and a just a small tear just in the corner of one eye. The last chapter of the appendix though, is not to be taken lightly. It's not a Siencyn tale but a social commentary from the authors' childhood that completes the picture of a 1930s Welsh valley. The memory puts all the stories into context and while it's a powerful chapter on its own, it adds weight to the tales of Siencyn and the characters of the village become alive and closer to the reader. David C.L. Slack
|Author||: Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL.|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
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