On My Own Book
Score: 2.5
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On My Own

  • Author : Diane Rehm
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101875285

On My Own Excerpt :

In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. With John gone, Diane was indeed "on her own," coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, reaching out again into the world--struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. Her focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, but she has also solicited the moving stories of such recently widowed friends as Roger Mudd and Susan Stamberg, which work to expose the reader to a remarkable range of reactions to the death of a spouse. John's unnecessarily extended death--he begged to be helped to die--culminated in his taking matters into his own hands, simply refusing to take water, food, and medication. His heroic actions spurred Diane into becoming a kind of poster person for the "right to die" movement that is all too slowly taking shape in our country. With the brave determination that has characterized her whole life, she is finding a meaningful new way to contribute to the world. Her book--as practical as it is inspiring--will be a help and a comfort to the recently bereaved, and a beacon of hope about the possibilities that remain to us as we deal with our own approaching mortality.

A Journey on My Own Book

A Journey on My Own

  • Author : Eric H. Vieler
  • Publisher : Government Institutes
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 0761848371

A Journey on My Own Excerpt :

This book is story of the author, an American raised in Hitler's Germany, where he saw the persecution of Jewish neighbors and experienced the bombing of cities. Vieler tells of his experiences during WWII before repatriating to America and enlisting in the Army during the Korean War.

On My Own Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

On My Own

  • Author : Diane Rehm
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101973646

On My Own Excerpt :

A beloved NPR radio host speaks about the death of her husband of fifty-four years—and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him—in an eloquent, deeply moving book that “invite[s] comparisons to Joan Didion’s own memoir of loss, The Year of Magical Thinking” (The Guardian). John Rehm was 74 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Nine years later, he passed away, having made the difficult choice to end his extended illness by refusing to eat, drink, or accept medication. This process transformed Diane into an advocate for increased conversation end-of-life care and the right to die on one’s own terms, as well as a brave and sympathetic voice for anyone who must learn how to live again after bereavement.

By My Own Hand Book

By My Own Hand

  • Author : Rulon T. Burton
  • Publisher : Tabernacle Books, Inc
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Lawyers
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 0964069687

By My Own Hand Excerpt :

Rulon Tingey Burton was born 3 March 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Fielding Garr Burton and Mela Stewart Lindsay. He served in the Navy in World War II. He married Josephine Omer. They had three children. He established a law firm.

Still Holding My Own Book

Still Holding My Own

  • Author : Tim Hampton
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2014-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312298729

Still Holding My Own Excerpt :

This story is about a young 18 year old man going to work inside a maximum security prison. This young prison guard had to avoid traps and pitfalls set for him by inmates and surprisingly, fellow prison guards as well!

My Own Directions Book

My Own Directions

  • Author : Sheldon Epps
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2022-09-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476646138

My Own Directions Excerpt :

Life in the theatre is often a rollercoaster ride, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows. The author's journey in the American theatre has been amplified by his experience as a Black man who has frequently been "one of the few," "the first" or even "the only." His directing career has been full of rewards and opportunities as well as huge challenges and frustrations, along with the anger that has come from being "chased by race" for so many years. Much of the author's experience comes from two decades artistic director of Pasadena Playhouse, one of the oldest and well-known theatres in America, and for a time early in his career, one of the whitest. This is the story of how the author came into leadership at Pasadena Playhouse after a successful career directing on Broadway, in London and all over the world. It relates how the theatre was radically changed and reignited by his leadership, including his insistence on making diversity a priority onstage and off. This is the very personal story of a person who wanted his race to be recognized, but never used as a reason to be less than fully respected. In many ways, this memoir tells the story of what people of color in America must face repeatedly to make their lives matter.

My Own Voice Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

My Own Voice

  • Author : Uvi Poznansky
  • Publisher : Uvi Poznansky
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN 10 : 9780984993215

My Own Voice Excerpt :

Falling in love with Lenny should have been the end to all her troubles. For Anita, it's only the beginning, when family secrets start unravelling. His ex-wife, Natasha, is succumbing to a mysterious disease. How can Anita compete with her shadow? How can she find a voice of her own? And when his estranged son, Ben, comes back and lives in the same small apartment, can she keep the balance between the two men, whose desire for her is marred by guilt and blame? Dealing with the challenging prospects of the marriage of opposites, this book can be read as a standalone novel as well as part of one of family sagas best sellers. Still Life with Memories is a family saga series tinged with family saga romance, fraught with marital issues, and riddled with the difficulty of connecting fathers and sons.

My Own Winter Sun Book

My Own Winter Sun

  • Author : Tess Neis
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477133040

My Own Winter Sun Excerpt :

My Own Winter Sun BY TESS NEIS The fame and fortune that went with success had a price. For Erik Robson, quintessential English heartthrob, it was boredom. He was sick of the screaming fans and the flashing cameras of the paparazzi that never failed to trail him wherever he went. He was tired of the attention that was always attached to anything he said or did. All he wanted was to restore some semblance of normality and order in his life. As fate would have it, he met Tamiko who turned out to be just the breath of fresh air that Erik so needed in his convoluted world. But to many people, Tamiko was either an unwelcomed distraction or a fierce competition. Either way, she was not good for Erik's career. Could the people around Erik be right? For wasn't Tamiko herself running away from her own demons?

On My Own Book

On My Own

  • Author : Xueli Wang
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1682534898

On My Own Excerpt :

On My Own: The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways is the first book of its kind to provide a detailed, on-the-ground examination of the difficult paths--curricular, interpersonal, and institutional--that students must chart through community college. The book follows 1,670 two-year college students over four years as they begin STEM programs in the Midwest and documents their educational and life experiences as they moved toward, or away, from the prospect of transfer to a four-year institution. Their stories reveal that they were on their own, left to navigate the pathways to transfer without meaningful institutional support. The students pursued one of four pathways, or momentum trajectories: linear upward, detoured, deferred, or taking a break. The preexisting and lasting disparities in their access to education and financial resources, their experiences with teaching and advising, and the conundrum between support from and for family, among others, propelled them onto different trajectories in their quest for transfer. As this book makes painfully clear, the current state of transfer acts as a mechanism that perpetuates and worsens inequities in educational outcomes. As Xueli Wang argues, to cultivate an equitable STEM transfer pathway, culturally relevant and responsive supports that are accessible, welcoming, and validating must be put in place at the institutional level and appeal to the talent, motivation, and unique needs of historically marginalized students. In doing so, two-year colleges will be better positioned to fulfill their promise as an equitable pathway to bachelor's degrees and beyond.

A Life of My Own Book

A Life of My Own

  • Author : Karen Casey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592859511

A Life of My Own Excerpt :

As part of the incomparable Hazelden Meditations series, the daily readings in A Life of My Own ask us to truly reflect on our relationships with people in our lives who are dealing with alcoholism or other substance use and addiction—and more importantly, to establish and improve a relationship with ourselves. When we love people who use or abuse alcohol and other drugs, we can get so wrapped up in trying to understand and “fix” the addiction problem. It is easy to lose sight of ourselves and stop living our own lives. Designed for personal growth, this collection of readings by beloved recovery author Karen Casey inspires readers to invest in themselves again by addressing the feelings of desperation and frustration at the core of codependency. With the wisdom of Twelve Step principles, relatable anecdotes, and helpful recovery insights, readers can build a daily practice of reflection, inspiration, healing, and meditation. The simple, straightforward quotations and affirmations in A Life of My Own offer the strength and courage we all need for true freedom. Encouraging you to connect with your spiritual and emotional health—as well as build self-esteem, serenity, and acceptance—Casey reflects on the type of healing that helps us return to living.

Shepherds After My Own Heart Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Shepherds After My Own Heart

  • Author : Timothy S. Laniak
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830826216

Shepherds After My Own Heart Excerpt :

Most of Israel's pastoral imagery is grounded in two traditions: Moses as God's under-shepherd and David as shepherd-king. In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Timothy Laniak follows the figure of the shepherd through the pages of Scripture to help today's leaders find their place in the ancient pastoral tradition.

My Own Devices Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

My Own Devices

  • Author : Dessa
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524742300

My Own Devices Excerpt :

“I love the way Dessa puts words together. In her songs, in her poetry, in her short stories, and now in this beautiful and candid memoir. Wanna be an artist? Get this book.” --Lin-Manuel Miranda "Dessa writes beautifully about a wide range of topics, including science, music, and the pain that comes with being in love; it's a surprising and generous memoir by a singular voice." --NPR, Best Books of 2018 Dessa defies category--she is an intellectual with an international rap career and an inhaler in her backpack; a creative writer fascinated by philosophy and behavioral science; and a funny, charismatic performer dogged by blue moods and heartache. She's ferocious on stage and endearingly neurotic in the tour van. Her stunning literary debut memoir stitches together poignant insights on love, science, and language--a demonstration of just how far the mind can travel while the body is on a six-hour ride to the next gig. In "The Fool That Bets Against Me," Dessa writes to Geico to request a commercial insurance policy for the broken heart that's helped her write so many sad songs. "A Ringing in the Ears" tells the story of her father building a wooden airplane in their backyard garage. In "'Congratulations,'" she describes the challenge of recording a song for The Hamilton Mixtape in a Minneapolis basement, straining for a high note and hoping for a break. "Call Off Your Ghost" chronicles the fascinating project she undertook with a team of neuroscientists to try to clinically excise romantic feelings for an old flame. Her writing is infused with scientific research, dry wit, a philosophical perspective, and an abiding tenderness for the people she tours with and the people she leaves behind to be on the road. My Own Devices is an uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love. Dessa is as compelling on the page as she is onstage, making My Own Devices the debut of a unique and deft literary voice.

On My Own Book

On My Own

  • Author : Parragon Book Service Limited
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-11-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1405442786

On My Own Excerpt :

My Own Blood Book

My Own Blood

  • Author : Ashley Bristowe
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735278172

My Own Blood Excerpt :

Mothering under normal circumstances takes all you have to give. But what happens when your child is disabled, and sacrificing all you've got and more is the only hope for a decent future? Full of rage and resilience, duty and love, Ashley Bristowe delivers a mother's voice like no other we've heard. When their second child, Alexander, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, doctors tell Ashley Bristowe and her husband that the boy won't walk, or even talk--that he is profoundly disabled. Stunned and reeling, Ashley researches a disorder so new it's just been named--Kleefstra Syndrome--and she finds little hope and a maze of obstacles. Then she comes across the US-based "Institutes," which have been working to improve the lives of brain-injured children for decades. Recruiting volunteers, organizing therapy, juggling a million tests and appointments, even fundraising as the family falls deep into debt, Ashley devotes years of 24/7 effort to running an impossibly rigorous diet and therapy programme for their son with the hope of saving his life, and her own. The ending is happy: he will never be a "normal" boy, but Alexander talks, he walks, he swims, he plays the piano (badly) and he goes to school. This victory isn't clean and it's far from pretty; the personal toll on Ashley is devastating. "It takes a village," people say, but too much of their village is uncomfortable with her son's difference, the therapy regimen's demands and the family's bottomless need. The health and provincial services bureaucracy set them a maddening set of hoops to jump through, showing how disabled children and their families languish because of criminally low expectations about what can be done to help. My Own Blood is an uplifting story, but it never shies away from the devastating impact of a baby that science couldn't predict and medicine couldn't help. It's the story of a woman who lost everything she'd once been--a professional, an optimist, a joker, a capable adult--in sacrifi

Kwanzaa Book


  • Author : Anthony Porter
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761382997

Kwanzaa Excerpt :

Between Christmas and New Year's Day, many people throughout the United States celebrate another holiday, Kwanzaa. A joyous celebration of African American culture, Kwanzaa was created as a way for African American families to come together to remember and rejoice in their rich heritage. Author A. P. Porter describes how the holiday got its start and how it is celebrated, and also gives an explanation of each of Kwanzaa's seven principles. Porter also provides a practical list of the items needed for readers to make their own Kwanzaa celebration.