Half Empty Book
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

Half Empty


  • Author : David Rakoff
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0385533691

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Half Empty Book Description :

In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you’ll never be disappointed. Whether he’s taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoff’s sharp observations and humorist’s flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the untapped power of negativity.

Half Empty  Half Full Book

Half Empty Half Full


  • Author : Susan C. Vaughan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028595879

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Half Empty Half Full Book Description :

The author, a renowned research psychoanalyst, challenges the idea that optimism is genetic, arguing instead that experiences in the first three years of life often shape the neural pathways in the brain.

The Glass Half Empty Book

The Glass Half Empty


  • Author : Rodrigo Aguilera
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912248810

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The Glass Half Empty Book Description :

Despite the doom and gloom of financial crises, global terrorism, climate collapse, and the rise of the far-right, a number of leading intellectuals (Steven Pinker, Hans Rosling, Johan Norberg, and Matt Ridley, among others) have been arguing in recent years that the world is getting better and better. But this “progress narrative” is little more than a very conservative defence of the capitalist status quo. At a time when liberal democracy appears incapable of stemming the tide of the far-right populism, and when laissez-faire capitalism is ill-equipped to deal with socio-economic problems like climate change, inequality, and the future of wok, the real advocates of progress are those willing to challenge these established paradigms. The Glass Half-Empty argues that, without criticising the systems of capitalism, the changes needed to make a better world will always fall short of our expectations. The "progress narrative" needs to be challenged before we stumble into a potentially catastrophic future, despite having the means to build a truly better world.

Half Empty Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Half Empty


  • Author : David Rakoff
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385670319

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Half Empty Book Description :

The inimitably witty David Rakoff, This American Life stalwart and bestselling author, looks at the modern world and his own life in defense of the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst. In this deeply funny memoir, David Rakoff examines his own life and the realities of our sunny, gosh-everyone-can-be-a-star contemporary culture. He finds that, pretty much as a universal rule, the best is not yet to come, adversity will triumph, justice will not be served, and your dreams won't come true. Although David has a long-nurtured abhorrence of "inspirational" memoirs, much of the book recounts his own personal experiences: the moment when being a tiny child no longer meant adults found him charming but instead meant other children found him a fun target; the late evening in Manhattan when he was young and the city seemed to brim with such possibility that the street shimmered in the moonlight — as he drew closer he realized the streets actually shimmered with rats in a feeding frenzy. He also weaves in his brand of acute and Oscar Wilde-worthy cultural criticism (the sad state of the outdated "House of Tomorrow" at Disneyland, for one). It all adds up to proof of the proposition: Always be a pessimist, and you'll never be disappointed. From the Hardcover edition.

Half Full Or Half Empty  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Half Full Or Half Empty


  • Author : Gussy Knott
  • Publisher : Righter Bookstore
  • Release Date : 2008-09
  • Genre: Christian poetry, American
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781934936139

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Half Full Or Half Empty Book Description :

Gussy Knott's second book about her life and her Christian Faith told in her unique style of narrative and poetry.

The Half Empty Heart Book

The Half Empty Heart


  • Author : Alan Downs, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1429973145

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The Half Empty Heart Book Description :

Finally, a book of insightful and practical advice for the millions of people suffering from low-grade depression, also known as dysthymia or chronic discontent Frustrated. Stressed. Irritable. Discouraged. Cynical. Fed up. These are among the feelings experienced by millions of people. Whether they realize it or not, their feelings are not caused by a negative attitude, a lack of gratitude, or laziness. Rather, these feelings are among the symptoms of a condition called dysthymia, also known as chronic discontent or low-grade depression. It blocks feelings of happiness, contentment, and passion, leaving emptiness, a lack of meaning, and despair. This powerful and practical book explains how this condition takes hold—and presents simple yet profound ways to overcome it once and for all. Using anecdotes from his private practice as well as insightful questions and exercises, psychotherapist Alan Downs, Ph.D., shines light into the dark corners of this isolating and debilitating condition and includes a five-week program to help you feel good again. Not a superficial, magic-bullet approach, The Half-Empty Heart is a probing, honest book that offers a path to meaningful change. The path begins here.

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full  Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil Book

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil


  • Author : Alice Leal
  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Sociolinguistics
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783732900688

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil Book Description :

This book offers an unprecedented look into the field of translation studies (TS) in Brazil, placing emphasis both on the conflict theory vs. practice and on the reception of poststructuralist thought. The implied debate between the voices heard in the book represents a wide-ranging spectrum of viewpoints not only in TS in Brazil, but also in the humanities in general. Addressing issues such as the institutionalisation of translation, the aim of translation theory and translator training, the impact of poststructuralist thought on TS and the role of multilingualism in the area, this work offers an overview of the field of TS today, while proposing new strategies for translators and translation scholars that go beyond the conflicts between theory and practice and between structuralism and poststructuralism.

Is Your Glass Half Empty  Book

Is Your Glass Half Empty


  • Author : James Roy
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456765422

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The College Completion Glass   Half Full or Half Empty  Book

The College Completion Glass Half Full or Half Empty


  • Author : Tiffany Beth Mfume
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475839616

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The College Completion Glass Half Full or Half Empty Book Description :

This book presents a new paradigm for higher education, one that focuses on “the value added” of postsecondary education as well as on student success beyond the traditional measure of college graduation rates, a model which merges conventional practices and supports for students with non-traditional partnerships with successful non-completers.

Glass Half Empty  Glass Half Full Book

Glass Half Empty Glass Half Full


  • Author : Chris Mitchell
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2005-07-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446264003

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Glass Half Empty Glass Half Full Book Description :

`Chris Mitchell was 20 when he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Both his academic success and the horrendous bullying he suffered highlight the mixed blessings of mainstream education for a child with Asperger syndrome. While his eventual success is heartwarming, from today's understanding of Asperger, the ignorance and hostility Mitchell faced throughout his early life are shocking' - TES Extra for Special Needs 'This autobiographical account of a young man's discovery that Asperger's syndrome could explain his early problems and provide light at the end of the tunnel, is both insightful and inspiring. Parents of children with Asperger's syndrome and also older "aspies" will profit from Chris's hard won experience' - Dyslexia Contact '[This] is a straightforward read, full of concrete examples of how Asperger's syndrome affects the individual but at the same time acknowledging that every individual is different. Having experienced first-hand the vulnerability of the adolescent with Asperger's syndrome, desperate to make connections with those around him but constantly being knocked back, I was delighted to read about the friendships [Chris Mitchell] eventually establishes when he takes the brave decision to make contacts through the web and sets out on his travels. I would particularly recommend this book to those with little knowledge of Asperger's syndrome, especially for anyone involved in helping those with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome through further education' - British Journal of Special Education `This book is a 'must-read' for any parents of children with Aspergers syndrome and also older aspies themselves. They will be able to relate to the slightly quirky writing style and profit from Chris's hard won experience. These children are so individualistic and often isolated from like minds, so the book will provide some solace that there are other people like them' - Judith Stansfield, Chair North Richmondshire Community Partnership SEN ICT Consult