One bit of luck I had was to meet Dorothy Cowlin, who is the Dorothy of the book, Dates And Dorothy. I had studied English literature, mainly poetry, at sixth form college, as it would now be called, but her writing and reciting her own verse brought a new kind of poetry, mood poetry, alive to me.
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He was my grandad, a Yorkshire farmer, who worked all hours that the good light sends, except sundays. And his three-time holidays - those being his exciting trips to France, where his expert digging abilities were put to the utmost use, while he was being shot at, and wounded, between return trips.
Everybody needs to run away from home at least once. Susan Corbett told people she was out to save the world, but really she was running — running from her home as much as to anywhere. Like many women, she was searching for meaning to her life or for a good man to share it with. In Africa, she hoped to find both.
Before April 14, 2011, Ken Dickson lived a life indistinguishable from those of other residents of his Phoenix suburb. The normally healthy fifty-five year-old held a regular job, and lived with his loving wife, two teenage daughters, and an assortment of pets.
How Many planes to get me? is the story of how my husband and I were given a child on our honeymoon and then went on to foster and adopt many children. We had plenty of room because we live on 11 acres in a historic home and grew kiwifruit. It also about the triumph and tragedy of orphaned children overseas and our determination to help a few kids.
Written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general-and mood disorders in particular - valuable tips about treatment and medication, and resources and organizations dedicated to helping those suffering from these disorders.
I Don’t Believe God Wrote the Bible was written is to inspire people to follow their dreams and not be bullied into a life they may regret forever. I am not the only teenager who didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my future when the time came for me to definitively choose who to be for the rest of my life.
The Protest is a fictional memoir inspired by the real-life religious hijacking of the author’s daughters, ages 10 and 12. With the help of her schizophrenic sister’s insane insights, Janey Powers breaks away from her small town fundamentalist upbringing after being seduced by her minister and is building a new life for herself and her daughters in Washington.
In this book Hutchinson takes the reader on a fast paced, highly readable, and enjoyable remembrance of those times. He gives a you are there sweeping feel of events from Dr. King’s civil rights battles to the entrance in the White House of President Obama. This book seeks to convey the exhilaration the author feels at having walked in the shadow of history of a Dr. King, a Miles Davis, a John Lennon, a Bob Marley, and many others.
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