Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781439115565
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up. Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780689841545
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

After starting to publish a 'zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781632868800
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 337

A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice. Sometimes it seems like there are two American creeds, self-reliance and marriage, and neither of them is mine. I experience myself as someone formed and sustained by others' love and patience, by student loans and stipends, by the kindness of strangers. Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love honors the categories of loves and relationships beyond marriage, the ones that are often treated as invisible or seen as secondary--friendships, kinship with adult siblings, care teams that form in times of illness, or various alternative family formations. She also values difficult and amorphous loves like loving a challenging job or inanimate objects that can't love you back. She draws from personal experience, sharing stories about her loving but combative family, the fiercely independent Emerson scholar who pushed her away, and the friends who have become her invented or found family; pop culture touchstones like the Women's March, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and the timeless series Cheers; and the work of writers like Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, and Herman Melville (Moby-Dick like you've never seen it!). Hard to Love pays homage and attention to unlikely friends and lovers both real and fictional. It is a series of love letters to the meaningful, if underappreciated, forms of intimacy and community that are tricky, tangled, and tough, but ultimately sustaining.

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781725279940
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 94

From the author of Hard Knocks: Memoir of a Small Moment, Hard Love is the second of three memoirs and picks up where Hard Knocks leaves his readers. It describes the author’s immaturity as a young Christian living with his wife in California and his continuing struggles with alcoholism. Like Paul’s discussion of his dilemma as a Christian in Romans 7:15, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” It also follows Lopez’s continuing struggle with depression and his wrestling between his conscience and his flesh, reminiscent of T. S. Elliot’s lament in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, “I should have been a pair of ragged claws / Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.” The narrative describes the radical way in which God heals Lopez from alcoholism, which saves his marriage and leads to the beginning of successful academic and professional careers (employment as a federal probation officer, receiving a master’s degree in English from UC Berkeley), the birth of a daughter in Berkeley, and the blessings received through becoming part of a local Baptist church. The memoir covers fourteen years living in California and ends with a flight back east to relocate in Connecticut.

Publisher : WestBow Press
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781664221888
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 142

Most of us have a fundamental misunderstanding of love. We think it is about us. We believe it is about how someone or something makes us feel. When something or someone fails to give us the positive feeling we want, we move on and look for something else. This type of love requires little effort. By making it about us, and how we feel, we miss the many opportunities presented to us every day to have lasting and meaningful impact. To truly love is hard. It is not a feeling, but an action. It requires us to be intentional and outwardly focused on others rather than internally focused on our own feelings. When we love hard, our lives have real, meaningful, lasting, positive impact on the world around us. In Love Hard, Jason Wren uses stories from his and others’ lives to show how all of us can learn to love hard and, thus, have significant and lasting impact.

Publisher : Central Recovery Press, LLC
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781937612580
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 192

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD. Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author of numerous books. His most recent books include Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness and Almost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?

Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781474915588
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 480

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, Amber’s finding love is hard. Is it worth the fight? “I'm a big Holly Bourne fan and this is my favourite yet. She writes with such humour and great honesty, with wonderfully relatable characters. It's also refreshing to see feminism highlighted in such a positive and relevant way for teenagers.” - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller ”Bourne talks about feminism so openly and truthfully in her books and if you ever doubted the intelligence, ability or passion of teenage girls read her books and you never will again.” - Muchbooks reader review on Guardian Children's Books ”Written with humour and warmth, Amber's story perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster that is love: embracing all its joy and pain, whether it be for family, friends or a gorgeous boy. A really satisfying page turner.” - BookTrust ”Emotive and thought provoking this searingly honest book deals with the biggest life lesson of all - nobody's perfect.” - South Wales Daily Post ”Holly Bourne truly is the Queen of YA!” - Humaira Kauser, age 17, for LoveReading4Kids ”Holly Bourne is hugely popular with the young adult audience. The second instalment in her Normal series tells Amber's story of first love, friendship and addiction.” - The Sunday Express ”Holly Bourne’s new novel demonstrates that with the right female friends, and a decent supply of cheesy snacks, a girl can get through anything... Well-written and thoughtful, this has a thoroughly authentic twenty-first century teen voice and lightens serious issues with humour.” - LoveReading4Kids ”When I received this book I let out a squeal... I really love this series.” - Lucy the Reader "Hysterical" - Mslexia "The story is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching... I cannot get over how many times I snorted out loud whilst reading this book. You’ll have to read it to see for yourself" - Fable & Table “[Holly Bourne’s] writing style keeps me hooked, makes me feel things and genuinely makes me think hard about important issues. I cannot recommend her novels highly enough and I am on a mission to read them all!” - Adventures of a Teenage Bookworm

Publisher :
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0578552353
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 302

Best laid plans are going to get wrecked when a reclusive football star is forced to live with the snarky nanny for his six year old nephew.

Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9781572244962
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 197

Discusses how to live with difficult persons.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781524743338
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Abby Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in a deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered—and they learned to love again. When Abby Maslin's husband, TC, didn't make it home on August 18, 2012, she knew something was terribly wrong. Her fears were confirmed when she learned that her husband had been beaten by three men and left for dead mere blocks from home, all for his cell phone and debit card. The days and months that followed were a grueling test of faith. As TC recovered from a severe traumatic brain injury that left him unable to speak and walk, Abby faced the challenge of caring for—and loving—a husband who now resembled a stranger. Love You Hard is the raw, unflinchingly honest story of a young love left broken, and the resilience required to mend a life and remake a marriage. Told from the caregiver's perspective, this book is a daring exploration of true love: what it means to love beyond language, beyond abilities, and into the place that reveals who we really are. At the heart of Abby and TC's unique and captivating story are the universal truths that bind us all. This is a tale of living and loving wholeheartedly, learning to heal after profound grief, and choosing joy in the wake of tragedy.