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Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too!
by Chelsea Handler

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler鈥檚 year of self-discovery鈥攆eaturing a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles</b><br /><br /><b>A SKIMM READS PICK 鈥?鈥淭his will be one of your favorite books of all time.鈥濃€擜my Schumer</b><br /><br />In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And聽then Donald聽Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she鈥檚 had enough of the privileged bubble she鈥檚 lived in鈥攁 bubble within a bubble鈥攁nd that it鈥檚 time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large.<br /><br />At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency鈥攍earning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active鈥攆inding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological聽excavation, unearths聽some glittering truths that light up the road ahead.聽<br /><br />Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea聽Handler鈥檚 memoir keeps聽readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Life Will Be the Death of Me</b></i><br /><br />鈥淵ou thought you knew Chelsea Handler鈥攁nd she thought she knew herself鈥攂ut in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven鈥檛 been.鈥?lt;b>鈥擥loria Steinem聽</b><br /><br /> 鈥淚 always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.鈥?lt;b>鈥擡llen DeGeneres</b><br /><br /> 鈥淚 love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!鈥?lt;b>鈥擳iffany Haddish</b>
To Love and Let Go: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Gratitude
by Rachel Brathen

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>鈥淩achel beautifully illustrates that loving fiercely and grieving deeply are often two halves of the same whole. Her story will break you down and lift you up.鈥?鈥擥lennon Doyle, author of the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Love Warrior</i> and founder of Together Rising</b><br /><br />While on her way to teach a yoga retreat in March 2014, Rachel Brathen collapses at an airport, brought to her knees by excruciating stomach pains. She is rushed to the hospital on the tiny island of Bonaire, and hours later forced to undergo surgery. When she wakes up from anesthesia, her boyfriend is weeping at her bedside. While Rachel was struck down with seemingly mysterious pain, her best friend, Andrea, sustained fatal injuries as a result of a car accident. Rachel and Andrea had a magical friendship. Though they looked nothing alike鈥攐ne girl tall, blond, and Swedish, the other short, brunette, and Colombian鈥攅veryone called them <i>gemelas</i>: twins.<br /> <br />Over the three years following Andrea鈥檚 death, at what might appear from the outside to be the happiest time鈥攚ith her engagement to the man she loves and a blossoming career that takes her all over the world鈥擱achel faces a series of trials that have the potential to define her life. Unresolved grief and trauma from her childhood make the weight of her sadness unbearable. At each turn, she is confronted again and again with a choice: Will she lose it all, succumb to grief, and grasp for control that鈥檚 beyond her reach? Or can she move through the loss and let go?<br /> <br />When Rachel and her husband conceive a child, pregnancy becomes a time to heal and an opportunity to be reborn herself. As she recounts this transformative period, Rachel shares her hard-won wisdom about life and death, love and fear, what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and how to become someone who walks through the fire of adversity with the never-ending practice of loving hard and letting go.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 1995

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Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

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<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i>聽is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</b><br /> 聽<br /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <i>there is nothing wrong with grief.</i> 鈥淕rief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,鈥?says Megan Devine. 鈥淚t is a natural and sane response to loss.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>It鈥檚 OK That You鈥檙e Not OK, </i>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides鈥攁s both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner鈥擬egan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, 鈥渉appy鈥?life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you鈥檒l learn:<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<br /> 鈥?How challenging the myths of grief鈥攄oing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold鈥攁llows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<br /> 鈥?Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to 鈥渇ix鈥?your pain<br /> 鈥?How to help the people you love鈥攚ith essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<br /> 聽<br /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to 鈥渟olve鈥?grief. Megan writes, 鈥淕rief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.鈥?Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face鈥攊n our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<br /> 聽<br /><i>It鈥檚 OK That You鈥檙e Not OK</i> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves鈥攁nd each other鈥攂etter.
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir
by Jayson Greene

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>鈥淎 gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.鈥?lt;br /><b>聽--Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>The Bright Hour</i> and <i>When Breath Becomes Air,</i> a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.</b><br /><br />As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, <i>Once More We Saw Stars</i> quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
Travel Light, Move Fast
by Alexandra Fuller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b>From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived<br /></b><br /><i>Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: 鈥淟et me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost." Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry鈥檚 head. Harry put his paw on Dad鈥檚 lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. 鈥淲ell?鈥?she said. 鈥淣othing comes to mind, quite honestly, Bobo,鈥?he said, with some surprise. 鈥淣ow that I think about it, maybe there isn鈥檛 a secret to life. It鈥檚 just what it is, right under your nose. What do you think, Harry?鈥?Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. 鈥淲ell, there you have it,鈥?Dad said.聽</i><br /><br /> After her father鈥檚 sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins <i>Travel Light, Move Fast</i>, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and who was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen all together, all at once鈥攐r not at all. Now, in the wake of his death, Fuller internalizes his lessons with clear eyes and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole.<br /><br /> A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father鈥檚 death, as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller鈥檚 Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
by Caitlin Doughty

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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<p><strong>"Morbid and illuminating" (<em>Entertainment Weekly</em>)鈥攁 young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.</strong></p><br /><p>Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life鈥檚 work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, <em>Smoke Gets in Your Eyes</em> reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>).</p>
The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

February 13, 2007

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From one of America鈥檚 iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage鈥揳nd a life, in good times and bad鈥搕hat will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.<br /><br />Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later鈥搕he night before New Year鈥檚 Eve鈥搕he Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.<br /><br />This powerful book is Didion鈥?s attempt to make sense of the 鈥渨eeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself<i>.</i>鈥?/div>
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everyt...
by Julie Yip-Williams

Language

English

Pages

301

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more鈥攁 powerful exhortation to the living.</b><br /><b><br />鈥淎n exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review聽</i><b>(Editors鈥?Choice)</b></b><br /><br /> That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began.<br /><br /> <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i> is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it鈥攁 chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion鈥攖his book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep鈥攁n incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously.<br /><br /> With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淓verything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.鈥?lt;b>鈥擪elly Corrigan, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author</b><br /><br />鈥淎 beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲iddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning author of聽<i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i></b>

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