Why Does He Do That  Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Why Does He Do That


  • Author : Lundy Bancroft
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0425191656

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Why Does He Do That Excerpt :

A leading authority on abusive relationships offers women detailed guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analyzing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answers questions about the warning signs of abuse, how to identify abusive behavior, how to know if one is in danger, and more. Reprint.

Should I Stay or Should I Go  Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Should I Stay or Should I Go


  • Author : Lundy Bancroft
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101478820

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of Why Does He Do That? comes a relationship book that will help you make the decision of whether or not your troubled relationship is worth saving. Every relationship has problems, but you can’t figure out if yours is beyond hope. How bad is too bad—and can your partner really change? Now, in this warm, supportive, and straightforward guide, Lundy Bancroft and women’s advocate JAC Patrissi offer a way for you to practically and realistically take stock of your relationship and move forward. If you’re involved in a chronically frustrating or unfulfilling relationship, the advice and exercises in this book will help you learn to: • Tell the difference between a healthy—yet difficult—relationship and one that is really not working • Recognize the signs that your partner has serious problems • Stop waiting to see what will happen—and make your own growth the top priority • Design a clear plan of action for you and your partner • Navigate the waters of a relationship that’s improving • Prepare for life without your partner, even as you keep trying to make life work with them

Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That  Book
Score: 5
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Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That


  • Author : Lundy Bancroft
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101609910

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Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That Excerpt :

Lundy Bancroft expands on his bestseller Why Does He Do That? in this daily guide that empowers women who are suffering in abusive relationships. Even if you’ve read Why Does He Do That?, it may be hard to see the truth of what is happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed by confusion, loss, and fear, and find yourself looking away from the truth and falling back into traumatic patterns. What you need is something that is there for you every day—to help you make a long series of little changes that will ultimately add up to a big one. Like a constant friend, this collection of meditations is a source of strength and reassurance designed to speak to women like you, women in relationships with angry and controlling men. It is a tool you can use to learn how to value and respect yourself—even when your partner makes it very clear that he does not. With seven themes designed to encourage and inspire, Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That? will help you digest what is happening one day at a time, so that you can gain clarity, safety, and freedom. You will see the truth in your destructive relationship. You and your children will survive. And—with these encouragements—even tomorrow will be a better day than today.

Getting Free Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Getting Free


  • Author : Ginny NiCarthy
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580055178

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Getting Free Excerpt :

Since its original publication in 1982, Getting Free has changed the lives of tens of thousands of women. Written in an accessible style, packed with practical information and answers, special exercises designed to help a woman recognize abuse, and several success stories, Getting Free remains an important resource today—and this updated edition makes it an all the more relevant resource. In this expanded edition, Ginny NiCarthy features important new information from the latest studies and most recent research on the subject. New chapters include an analysis of whether batterers’ treatment really works, which programs help violent men change, and which do not; the results of research on the ways that many men who batter also abuse their children, and specific reactions of children to battering; the cultural and legal issues relevant to immigrant women; and a presentation of how religious beliefs and religious communities affect the real and perceived choices of women facing violence.

Out of My Mind Book
Score: 4.5
From 178 Ratings

Out of My Mind


  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416971719

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Out of My Mind Excerpt :

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Fahrenheit 451 Book
Score: 4
From 2,209 Ratings

Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743247221

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Fahrenheit 451 Excerpt :

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

The Giver Book
Score: 4
From 3,971 Ratings

The Giver


  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544340688

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The Giver Excerpt :

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,022 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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The Road Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Life of Pi Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,811 Ratings

Life of Pi


  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371126

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Life of Pi Excerpt :

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Future Minds Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Future Minds


  • Author : Richard Watson
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Release Date : 2010-11-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473644663

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Future Minds Excerpt :

We are on the cusp of a revolution. Mobile phones, computers and iPods are commonplace in hundreds of millions of households worldwide, influencing how we think and shaping how we interact. In the future, smart machines will compete with clever people for employment and even human affection. We are shifting to a world where knowledge will be automated and people will be rewarded instead as conceptual and creative thinkers. Hence being able to think and act in ways that machines cannot will become vital. Ideas are the currency of this new economy and curiosity and imagination are among the key raw materials. But what happens to the rigour of our thinking in a world where we never really sit still or completely switch off? What are some of the unexpected consequences of digital information on the 100 billion cells and quadrillion connections inside our brains? Future Minds illustrates how to maximise the potential of digital technology and minimise its greatest downside, addressing the future of thinking and how we can ensure that we unleash the extraordinary potential of the human mind. In this absorbing new book, discover all about: the sex life of ideas; the rise of the screenager; generations, gender and geography; delving deep inside your head; how to clear a blocked brain; why clever people make dumb mistakes; why we are so afraid of doing nothing; what we can do to reclaim our brains.

In Control Book

In Control


  • Author : Jane Monckton Smith
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526613196

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In Control Excerpt :

'Groundbreaking' OBSERVER 'Blows assumptions about abusive relationships out of the water' CAITLIN MORAN 'Offers a strategy for intervention that would save lives' INDEPENDENT Every four days in the UK, a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner – and in the past year, domestic abuse has become an epidemic. For thirty years, Jane Monckton Smith has been fighting to change this. A former police officer and internationally renowned professor of public protection, she has developed her ground-breaking research into an eight-stage homicide timeline, laying out identifiable stages in which coercive relationships can escalate to violence and murder. Drawing on disciplines including psychology, sociology and law, Monckton Smith talks to victims, their families and killers to piece together the hows and whys of abuse – while shining a searching light onto the society and media that allow it to thrive.

The Little Prince Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Little Prince


  • Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2018-05-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9789387669666

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The Little Prince Excerpt :

First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

The Outsiders Book
Score: 4
From 286 Ratings

The Outsiders


  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Bullying
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292310565

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The Outsiders Excerpt :

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 561 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-28
  • Genre: Satire
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198829195

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

The Crowd Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Crowd


  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Genre: Crowds
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105004881459

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