I'm Just a Person

My year of death, cancer and epiphany
Author: Tig Notaro
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509832114
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: 'Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.' The set instantly went viral, and was ultimately released as Tig's sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy. Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year - a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I'm Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman's journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.

A Gay Epiphany

How Dare You Speak for God?
Author: Robert K. Pavlick
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450280218
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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A Gay Epiphany is basically my autobiography, the autobiography of a man of no importance, but it is really much more than that. It covers a 55 year journey beginning with an innocent young childs search for God, complicated by the conflicting dogmas and interpretations of institutional Christianity and coupled with growing up gay in the 1950s and 60s. The book covers the struggles of a young man who wants only to serve God, but who meets with nothing but religious hostility and condemnation from institutional Christianity due to his homosexuality. It addresses many areas of study including comparative religion, Eastern philosophy, New Age, The Christian Right, politics, The American Dream, fundamentalism, misinterpretation of religious texts, authenticity of the Bible itself and many other related topics quoting from specialists in those fields of study. It is an appeal to religious leaders, parents, educators and legislators to show more compassion towards gay men and women and grant them the full respect and equality to which they are entitled under a secular democracy. It is my gift to my gay brothers and sisters who may still be struggling with how to integrate their sexual identity with their spirituality. It is also intended as my gift to those in the heterosexual community who still may be struggling with which spiritual path, out of the hundreds that exist, would be most advantageous to their spiritual growth. One can either choose a path which believes that the glass is half empty or a path which believes that the glass is half full.

Epiphany Jones


Author: Michael Grothaus
Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 1495627756
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who believes that the voices she hears are from God. Involuntarily entangled in the illicit world of sex-trafficking among the Hollywood elite, and on a mission to find redemption for a haunting series of events from the past, Jerry is thrust into a genuinely shocking and outrageously funny quest to uncover the truth and atone for historical sins.

Soul Sight: Projections of Consciousness and Out of Body Epiphanies


Author: Mary Barton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557021634
Category:
Page: 177
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In her riveting book, Barton vividly depicts her voyage of discovery through time and space. Her first spontaneous out-of-body experience so shattered her beliefs about reality that she began a thorough investigation that would ultimately lead her to learn to leave her body virtually at will. Thirty years later she is finally prepared to reveal what she learned in her "trial by fire."

Heilung im Licht

Wie ich durch eine Nahtoderfahrung den Krebs besiegte und neu geboren wurde
Author: Anita Moorjani
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 364108542X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Ein berührender Bericht von der Schwelle zwischen Leben und Tod Manchmal muss man erst sterben, um voll und ganz leben zu können. Dieses Buch führt uns auf die spannendste Reise, die man sich vorstellen kann. Anita Moorjani war an Krebs erkrankt und lag im Sterben. Doch als sie das Bewusstsein verlor, fand sie sich plötzlich in einem von Licht und Ekstase erfüllten Raum wieder. Tiefgreifende Erkenntnisse über unsere göttliche Natur, unsere Aufgabe auf der Erde und den Sinn ihrer Krankheit strömten auf sie ein. Obwohl sie gerne in diesem jenseitigen Raum geblieben wäre, entschloss sie sich, zurückzukehren, denn sie erkannte: »Der Himmel ist kein Ort, sondern ein Zustand.« Anita Moorjani kehrte ins Leben zurück, und in der Folge heilte ihr Krebs zur Überraschung aller Mediziner vollständig ab. Diese Erfahrung hat ihr Leben verändert. Sie weiß jetzt: Es gibt keinen Grund für Traurigkeit und Angst. Wir sind nicht nur mit allen anderen Lebewesen und mit Gott verbunden – in einer tieferen Schicht sind wir Gott. Ein zutiefst bewegender Erfahrungsbericht und zugleich ein Ratgeber, der unser aller Anschauung über das Leben und den Tod verändern kann.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035849
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Ripley's World

The Enthralling Story of the British Lion's Most Crucial Battle
Author: Andy Ripley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 178057200X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Winner of the National Sporting Club's prestigious British Rugby Book of the Year Award for 2008, Ripley's World transforms and redefines the genre of the sports autobiography. In a moving and intimate memoir, Andy Ripley, England rugby icon and victorious British Lion, television Superstar and world rowing champion, reflects on a life of sporting achievement and confronts his most powerful and dangerous challenge yet - his diagnosis with prostate cancer. Told with typical candour and courage, it is an absorbing and inspirational story.

Women in Television News Revisited

Into the Twenty-first Century
Author: Judith Marlane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 268
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La 4e page de couverture indique : "In this book, 70 of the foremost women in television news reflect on their professional successes, the personal and professional sacrifices that often bought those successes, and the barriers that still confront women in the news business. Weaving their interviews into a compelling text, Judith Marlane covers a wide range of issues, including looks versus ability and experience, sexual harassment, the resistance to women news anchors, the difficulties of balancing work and family life, women's and men's salaries, and the willingness of women to help other women in the business. This book builds from Marlane's 1976 work, Women in Television News. Interviews with many of the same women highlight the gains that women have made in broadcast journalism. Simultaneously, Marlane has expanded her range of informants to include fifteen of America's most famous male anchors and correspondents to gather their assessments of the role of women in broadcasting today"

Time


Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Contemporary Literary Criticism


Author: Jeffery Hunter
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787679699
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 480
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Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

Assembly


Author: United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Contemporary Literary Criticism


Author: Roger Matuz
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810344297
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 448
View: 6334

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Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Alles ist bestens, solange du lügst


Author: Kelly Oxford
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364113062X
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 4715

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Lügen kann so schön sein Kelly Oxford eignet sich nur bedingt für allzu harmoniesüchtige Gemüter: wer sich von Infos über die Schambehaarung ihrer Kinder, dem Gefühl der Einsamkeit auf der Toilettenschüssel oder von Oxfords Vorliebe für Erdnussbutter mit Nutella überfordert fühlt, sollte sich gemäßigtere Gefilde suchen. Denn in ihren 16 autobiografischen Geschichten besticht Oxford mit einem Mix aus beißendem Witz, sarkastischer Selbst-Denunziation und der wahnsinnig komischen Reflektion alltäglicher Verrücktheiten ihres Familienalltags.