Life Isn't Always a Day at the Beach

A Book for All Children Whose Lives Are Affected by Cancer
Author: Pam Ganz
Publisher: High Five Publishing
ISBN: 9780965339209
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 28
View: 6922
LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DAY AT THE BEACH is a "childfriendly" workbook that provides children whose lives are affected by cancer with an opportunity to cope with cancer through drawing & writing. This award winning book is designed for school-age children diagnosed with cancer, their siblings & children whose parent, grandparent, family member or friend is diagnosed with cancer. LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DAY AT THE BEACH uses a format that combines open-ended questions with suggestions for drawing. It gives just enough structure to allow children opportunities to explore their thoughts, concerns, & feelings. The book is colorfully illustrated & covers topics such as feelings, school, treatment, hospitalization, family, friends & hope for the future. LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DAY AT THE BEACH is helpful to families coping with the stress of a major illness. The book is written by a pediatric oncology counselor & is illustrated by an artist who is also a certified elementary education teacher. For additional information or to order: call or write High Five Publishing, 4030 South 31st Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. 402-489-6060.

Life's Not Always a Day at the Beach

Author: Diane M. Sullivan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781640823365
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 3730
I did not ever contemplate considering the manner in which I would die. When Dr. Seldin explained my risk of bleeding and Dina describes stuffing my mouth and throat with ice, I began to think about cancelling the stem cell transplant. I thought, I'd much prefer to work and keep going until I no longer could, and then simply die when my time was up, no big fanfare. Although I am petrified of seeing death, I am not afraid to die. However, make no mistake: I WANT TO LIVE, DYING IS NOT AN OPTION. It is simply unthinkable to me, yet I do know I would hate to die bleeding to death. That is not the way I would choose to end my life. I do realize, however, I do not control this. So, this is why I need to leave my dogs, and home in North Andover and move to a hotel two blocks from the hospital. - Diane M. Sullivan

Life Is Better at the Beach

Inspirational Rules for Living Each Day Like You're at the Beach
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718085485
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 6610
Take long walks. Watch the sunset. Shoes are optional. The beautiful four-color book of inspirational photos, Bible verses, quotations, and short writings invites you to escape the buzz of the everyday and into the tranquility that the beach offers. Each section of this book will cover a “beach rule” and encouraging thoughts on how you can incorporate that mind-set or behavior into your daily life. Much of Jesus’ ministry happened along the seashore, where He told His followers about the peace and rest His Father offered them and modeled the best way to live. In the same way, this book transports you to a favorite beach locale and helps you apply rules for beach living to everyday life—rules to slow down, to notice the beauty in the little things, and to incorporate rest into even the most stressful times. Full of serene images, inspiring quotations, and restful Bible verses, this book will be a natural addition to your coffee table or desk, as well as a lovely gift for that beach-loving friend. For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord. —Habakkuk 2:14 NLT

Life Is a Funny Thing

Author: Jeff Charlebois
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434931277
Category: Humor
Page: 120
View: 7495

The Hard, Hard Life of George A. Lowe

Author: George Lowe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911206X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 185
View: 4997
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The Life of (A Single Parent) Brian!

Author: Brian Rowlands
Publisher: Brian Rowlands
ISBN: 1452075018
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 8582
What happens when after ten years of what you thought was a happy and normal family life your wife suddenly turns your world upside down and leaves, leaving you, heartbroken and in shock and with two expectant young children to care for and raise? First you hit the bottle, get seriously drunk and hit a downward spiral in free fall, heading for certain disaster. Then, once you've hit rock bottom, you take stock of the situation, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and begin the long and difficult climb out of the abyss, putting life together again piece by arduous piece. This is what happened to Brian Rowlands and this is his true story. Beginning with the end of his marriage, this book charts his and his children's journey along the long and very rocky road they encountered as they struggled to re-build their shattered lives and put some kind of stability and substance back in place. Filled with many highs and lows and told in an honest and open manner this book charts the last ten years in this single parent family's remarkable life. From heartbreak to happiness, through disastrous relationships, difficult medical problems and eleven different homes in five years, their story will entertain, enthrall and shock. Drawing the reader in, once started it is a book that the reader will want to go on reading, page after page, leaving you begging for more and wanting to know just what happens next.

My Renal Life

I Know It, I Live It
Author: Gloria Ann Jeff-Moore
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465326111
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 283
View: 318
In these pages I share my endurance of trials and tribulations coping with life on dialysis, I have the polycystic kidney disease. I also talk about the importance of following this very complex renal diet and ways to manage continued good health with this diet and medication. Also check out Glos renal friendly kitchen section of the book.

Amazingly Helpful Insights from a Stunningly Handsome Writer

Author: Dale Wildman
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759609527
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 250
View: 9133

Signs of Life

Author: Anna Raverat
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204352
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 303
Ten years ago, Rachel had an affair. It left her life in pieces. Now, writing at her window, she tries to put those pieces together again. She has her memories, recollections of dreams, and her old yellow notebook. More than anything, she wants to be honest. Rachel knows that her memory is patchy and her notebook incomplete. But there is something else. Something terrible happened to her lover. Her account is hypnotic, delicate, disquieting and bold. But is she telling us the truth?

Secrets of My Hollywood Life

Author: Jen Calonita
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316049263
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4973
For fans of The Princess Diaries and Famous in Love, an engrossing look behind the velvet ropes of stardom from a former Teen People Senior Editor who has seen it all. What if your picture was taped inside teenage boys' lockers across America, your closets were bursting with never-worn designer clothing, and the tabloids constantly asked whether you were losing your "good girl" status? It's a glamorous life, but 16-year-old Kaitlin Burke, co-star of one of the hottest shows on TV, is exhausted from the pressures of her fame. So she decides to spend two months undercover as an ordinary high school student. But could it be that real life high school is just as harsh as cutthroat Hollywood?? Don't miss the first book in the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series from Jen Calonita, author of the Fairy Tale Reform School series.

Late Night Musings

Author: John Orlando
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469108534
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 306
View: 3222
The wise know that life is not a singular thing; it has many facets. There is family and friends as well as life and death, good and bad, thoughtful and thoughtless, serious and frivolous. However, the rush of daily life doesn’t allow much time to sit back and really think about such matters. Now past his working years, the author refl ects on life and has captured his fi ndings in thoughtful essays. These essays, not available on line, are a collection of some of the best offerings from the author’s blog, In them the author considers the wonders of life and well as its trials and tribulations. The words, ideas, and thoughts may not seem profound or novel at fi rst glance, but once read, they strike home. In some cases the musings suggest conclusions, while in others they simply recognize that living life doesn’t mean there are good answers for all we experience. With over one hundred beautiful, thought provoking and sometimes humorous pieces or musings in this book, it becomes a refreshing breath of fresh air and a pleasure for those seniors who have experienced life and know what is important in living it. They should also give the younger reader a leg up on living their lives. There is defi nitely something for those of all ages who are ready to smile, laugh, reminisce, feel, learn and celebrate. The reader is invited to enjoy the book at their own pace. It can be consumed in one fantastic feast or savored one bite at a time. The menu is varied enough to satisfy everyone’s taste. Come and enjoy – bon appétit.

Rich: The Life of Richard Burton

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444758462
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 720
View: 1007
Richard Burton: star. The roaring boy from the Welsh coal valleys who came to sport on the banks of the old Nile, playing great Antony to Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra. From the West End to Hollywood, from Camelot to Shakespeare, he drank, dazzled and despaired, playing out his life on the public stage. But there was another, quieter, off-stage Richard Burton, a face hidden from the multitude. Melvyn Bragg, allowed free access to the never-before-revealed Burton private notebooks, and with the cooperation of friends who have never spoken about him before, has brought together the private and public sides for the first time. Rich is the complete Richard Burton: a revelation.

The Raymond Chandler Papers

Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909–1959
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802194338
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7601
Selected letters and nonfiction of one of America’s most beloved writers “reveals the occasionally softer side of the man behind the hard-boiled mysteries” (Library Journal). The Raymond Chandler Papers brings together the correspondence and other previously uncollected writing of America’s undisputed master of crime fiction and creator of the iconic private eye Phillip Marlowe, revealing all aspects of the great artist’s powerful personality and broad intellectual curiosity. Featuring a selection of Chandler’s previously unpublished early writings—including a gripping piece about his combat experiences in World War I—and an abandoned profile of the infamous mobster “Lucky” Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must-have for all true fans and an important contribution toward understanding the life and work of the enigmatic man Evelyn Waugh called “the greatest living American novelist.” “Since this is Chandler’s writing, quotable, funny, even hilarious comments appear on every page.” —Publishers Weekly

Tarot My Way

Author: N.A
Publisher: Lauraley Brown Dilgard
ISBN: 0557790174
Page: N.A
View: 9737

Wake Up—God’s Talking to You

Author: Manny Dean Fernandez
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490830170
Category: Religion
Page: 152
View: 6477
From the beginning of time, God has spoken to people in their dreams. Through them he has reached out to both men of God—Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Jacob, and his dream interpreter son, Joseph—and ungodly men and women, like Pharaoh or Pontius Pilate’s wife. Even today, God has not stopped speaking to us in our dreams. We simply stopped listening or being aware of Him. More than twenty years ago, after God woke him up one night with an incredible dream, author Manny Fernandez set off on a lifelong journey to explore what could be learned from dreams. He made it his mission to teach others how to remember their dreams and, with God’s help, interpret their meaning. In his guidebook, Fernandez includes his own diary of dreams, associated Scriptures and explanations, ways to remember and understand God’s special messages, an examination of parables, and his ideas for connecting with God through dreams and prayer. Wake Up—God’s Talking to You is an innovative teaching tool that guides spiritual seekers through all the ways God speaks to us through dreams and brings us closer to Him.

Scratching the Horizon

A Surfing Life
Author: Izzy Paskowitz,Daniel Paisner
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250023998
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 1101
A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world's coastlines in search of the perfect wave. In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience. As the father of a son with autism and the founder of "Surfers Healing," a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.

It's Always Windy on Trash Night

And Other Facts of Life
Author: H. W. Rardin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440100284
Category: Humor
Page: 284
View: 3723
There are a lot of little things in life that get overlooked. Rardin makes his point in an irreverent look at life s idiosyncrasies and craziness as only he can scrutinize. Jumping from one topic to another in a harebrained tour of our mundane lives and the things that most people think about but never talk about, Rardin delivers a tome that is sure to tickle. Spanning the gamut from the brutality of boredom to the excitement of discovery in a book that flows from the obvious to heart wrenching recollections of a childhood wrapped around a father who did more than his share of bonding, you will laugh, love, yawn and cry. Everyone knows that it is always windy on trash night. The bane of every dad who has ever had to take out the trash. That s how it s set up in the grand scheme of things. It s Always Windy On Trash Night so trash morning is always special."

Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

Full-Throttle Aristotle
Author: Bernard E. Rollin
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 081269807X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 292
View: 7214
It’s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley riders’ tight leather garb? What’s it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

Saturdays at Ten

Author: Grace Toll,Marion Fox,Patricia Kohn,Roz Komisar Mayer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469115506
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 115
View: 2721
The revelations of a holocaust survivor, a suburban housewifes infatuation with her art teacher, a mothers angst at witnessing her sons independence, a series of phone conversations that reveal the essence of friendship. Culled from their collected manuscripts over the last fifteen years, the Elkins Park Writers reveal their world in all its pain, ambiguity, beauty and humor through short stories, poetry and memoir. Wondering what it was like to grow up in post-war Brooklyn? Curious about how sisters cope with divorced parents? Ready to experience the back story of a night at the symphony? Read on.

3 Fat Chicks on a Diet

Because We're All in It Together
Author: Suzanne Barnett,Jennifer Barnett Lesman,Amy Barnett Buchanan,Bev West
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429901500
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 8037
Filled with the sassy attitude and sage advice of three lovable sisters from the South who have been fighting the battle of the bulge for most of their lives, 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet tells everyone who has ever wanted to lose a few pounds how to find dieting success. Because every dieter will try most of the popular diets at some point in a weight-loss struggle, the sisters give you the real scoop—as well as anecdotes and wisdom from scores of their online community of women—on the favorites, from South Beach to the Mediterranean Diet, Atkins to the Zone, and celebrity-driven weight-loss programs to Ediets. You'll get so much more than just coffee-klatch gossip: * The pros and cons of each diet * Guilt-free ways to snack and still stay with the program * Straight talk for making the diets work for every meal of the day * Menu suggestions when dining out * Delicious recipes to try at home * And much more! Best of all, the book offers a fool-proof support system of love and encouragement from women just like you who are trying to win the war with their waistlines. Just when you think you're bogged down by calorie counting, the 3 Fat Chicks diet community takes you on a humorous romp through their battles with everything from slimming slippers and fat-away soap to cabbage soup and grapefruit diets. Get the real-world facts that you need to embark on your personal journey to change your weight and your life.