Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life

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Penguin Books #ad - Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life #ad - Droll, shawn explores the many ways we all become who we are, probing, genes, or our own choices, and honest, whether through upbringing, creating "an eloquent meditation upon the mysteries of personality and family"* and the struggle to face one's demons. Wish i could be there gracefully captures both of these extraordinary realities, blending memoir and scientific inquiry in an utterly engrossing quest to understand the mysteries of the human mind.

. In addition to being the son of famous new yorker editor William Shawn and brother of the distinguished playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, Allen Shawn is agoraphobic-he is afraid of both public spaces and isolation.

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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Vintage #ad - Great product! For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, episodes of violence, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, and an attempted suicide.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness #ad - Here jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. An unquiet mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.

. With a new preface by the authorin her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive bipolar illness; she has also experienced it firsthand.

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Twin: A Memoir

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Penguin Books #ad - Great product! Mary, who has lived in a residency center for more than fifty years. Wrenching, and poetic, understated, honest, Twin is at heart about the mystery of being profoundly bonded to someone who can never be truly understood. Twin offers a deeply personal account of their divergent lives, and examines society's changing attitudes toward and understanding of autism.

Twin: A Memoir #ad - Extraordinary. An unsparing but deeply compassionate inquiry into family life. Michiko kakutani, the new york timesas allen shawn probed the sources of his anxieties while writing the acclaimed Wish I Could Be There, he realized that his fate was inextricably linked to his autistic twin sister. It also provides an intimate look at the Shawns' idiosyncratic family life with their father, the famed longtime editor of The New Yorker, William Shawn.

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The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope

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Basic Books #ad - The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope #ad - For thirty-two years ken steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this inspiring story, steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him regain his sanity and go on to give hope and support to so many others like him.

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Parched: A Memoir

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Berkley #ad - Casting her lot with the rest of humanity at last, she learned that suffering leads to redemption, above all, and, that a sense of humor really, that personal pain leads to compassion for others in pain, really helps. Saved by her family from the abyss, and profound though she may have been, sensitive, King finally realized that uniquely poetic, she was also a big-time mess.

Parched: A Memoir #ad - In this tragicomic memoir about alcoholism as spiritual thirst, lawyer, Heather King—writer, and National Public Radio commentator—describes her descent into the depths of addiction. Waitressing at ever-shabbier restaurants, deriving what sustenance she could from books, she became a morning regular at a wet-brain-drunks’ bar—and that was after graduating from law school.

One woman’s journey to the bottom of the bottle—and back. Spanning a decades-long downward spiral, king’s harrowing story takes us from a small-town New England childhood to hitchhiking across the country to a cockroach-ridden “artist’s” loft in Boston. Great product! .

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Fat Girl: A True Story

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Plume #ad - A top ten nonfiction book of 2005 entertainment weeklyfor any woman who has ever had a love/hate relationship with food and with how she looks; for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or soothe the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girl is a brilliantly rendered, angst-filled coming-of-age story of gain and loss.

From the lush descriptions of food that call to mind the writings of M. F. K. Searingly honest without affectation… Moore emerged from her hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera. The seattle times “Frank, often funny—intelligent and entertaining. People starred review “God, I love this book.

Fat Girl: A True Story #ad - Fisher at her finest, fat girl stuns and shocks, to the heartbreaking accounts of Moore’s deep longing for family and a sense of belonging and love, saddens and tickles. It is wise, painful, funny, revealing, and profoundly honest. Anne lamott “judith moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane.

David sedaris “stark… lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart. Newsweek “a slap-in-the-face of a book—courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny. Augusten Burroughs Great product!

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The Top 500 Poems

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Columbia University Press #ad - These 500 poems are verses that readers either know already or will want to know, encapsulating the visceral power of truly great literature. The anthology also features perennial favorites such as William Blake, William Wordsworth, and John Keats; Emily Dickinson's prisms of profundity; the ironies of Wallace Stevens and T.

The Top 500 Poems #ad - S. These works speak across centuries, beginning with Chaucer's resourceful inventions and moving through Shakespeare's masterpieces, John Donne's complex originality, and Alexander Pope's mordant satires. Eliot; and the passion of Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg. William harmon provides illuminating commentary to each work and a rich introduction that ties the entire collection together.

. The top 500 poems offers a vivid portrait of poetry in English, assembling a host of popular and enduring poems as chosen by critics, poets, editors, and general readers. Great product! .

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The Triune God New Studies in Dogmatics

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Zondervan Academic #ad - C. The editors and contributors share a common conviction that the way forward in constructive systematic theology lies in building upon the foundations laid in the church’s historic understanding of the Word of God as professed in its creeds, and confessions, councils, and by its most trusted teachers.

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New studies in dogmatics seeks to retrieve the riches of Christian doctrine for the sake of contemporary theological renewal.

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