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By Sharon Pollock. 1984
By Richard Carlson. 2000
This companion to "Don't sweat the small stuff" and others in the series for adults, advises teens on controlling stress… in their lives. Includes one hundred tips on coping with such things as breakups, bad hair days, and peer pressure. For junior and senior high readers. Bestseller. 2000.
By Jeff Latosik. 2018
A hopeful, timely new collection of poems that take up our ever-evolving relationship with technology. Starting from an urge to… reconcile the human need for stability with what's happening in a constantly fluid "now," "Dreampad", Trillium Book Award for Poetry winner poet Jeff Latosik's startling new collection, ponders whether an ideal for living is viable when we're not sure we can say yes or no to anything in a human world that's growing increasingly ephemeral and entangled with the virtual. These poems, however, are a salvo--or "protest" in the most useful sense of that word--a reminder we might already own a verbal architecture to express the difficulty of being alive in a world that can, could, and might still even be humane, loving, habitable. 2018.
The author demonstrates how making simple yet effective changes can get our life back on course. With his blend of… storytelling and advice, Carlson offers proven ways that even the smallest amounts of change can add up to become a fortune of difference in our lives. 2005.
By Marjorie May Anderson, Ann-Marie McDonald. 2006
These essays focus on personal discoveries: family secrets, sexuality, rebellion, crevices of deep joy or regret; about finding connections to… nature; about embracing forgiveness and new perspectives. Barbara McLean tells us of the sister she never knew, while June Callwood explores the continuity that flows between mothers and daughters. Other contributors include Margaret Atwood, Frances Itani, and Silken Laumann. 2006.
By Mordecai Richler. 2002
A collection of essays on sports written by Richler for various magazines and newspapers over the years. Selected by the… author himself, these pieces cover ice hockey, baseball, salmon fishing, bodybuilding, and wrestling. They feature Richler's encounters with Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Ring Lardner, Hank Greenberg and more. 2002.
By Ethel Spector Person. 1988
The author looks at literature, film, and life itself to demonstrate how romantic love has the power to transform, heal… and ennoble. She concludes that romantic love can bring either liberation or destruction. 1988.
By Frederick Barthelme, Steve Barthelme. 2000
The author of "Bob the Gambler" joins his brother, also a professor and writer, to describe how they became addicted… to gambling. They recall cheerfully losing their inheritance and more, only to be falsely accused of cheating and arrested. Some strong language. 2000.
By John Ciardi. 1985
The text provides strategies to stop the little things in life from driving you crazy. The suggestions include: ask yourself… will this matter a year from now?, do something nice for somebody and don't tell anyone, realise that life isn't fair, listen to your feelings, and remember when you die your "in box" won't be empty. 1998.
By Mary Oliver. 2017
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for… the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. 2017. From Felicity -- I wake close to morning -- This morning -- The world I live in -- Whistling swans -- Storage -- For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E. I know someone -- That little beast -- The pond -- I have just said -- The gift -- From blue horses -- After reading Lucretius, I go to the pond -- I don't want to be demure or respectable -- Stebbin's gulch -- Franz Marc's blue horses -- On meditating, sort of -- Lonliness -- Do stones feel? -- Drifting -- Blueberries -- The vulture's wings -- What gorgeous thing -- From dog songs -- The storm -- Percy (one) -- Little dog's rhapsody in the night Percy (nine) -- Benjamin, who came from who knows where -- The dog has run off again -- Bazougey -- Her grave -- The poetry teacher -- The first time Percy came back -- From a thousand mornings -- I go down to the shore -- I happened to be standing -- Three things to remember -- Lines written in the days of growing darkness -- An old story -- The instant -- Tides -- The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came -- Life story -- Varanasi -- From swan -- I worried -- I own a house -- Don't hesitate -- Swan -- Passing the unworked field -- How I go to the woods -- On the beach -- From evidence -- Violets -- We shake with joy -- It was early -- With thanks to the field sparrow, whose voice is so delicate and humble -- A lesson from James Wright -- Almost a conversation -- To begin with, the sweet grass -- Evidence -- Prayer -- Mysteries, yes -- At the river Clarion -- From the Truro bear and other adventures -- The other kingdoms -- The gift -- Coyote in the dark, coyotes remembered -- From red bird -- Night herons -- Mornings at Blackwater -- The orchard -- Sometimes -- invitation -- From this river, when I was a child, I used to drink -- We should be well prepared -- Meadowlark sings and I greet him in return -- Of the empire -- Red -- Night and the river -- Self-portrait -- With the blackest of Inks -- From thirst -- When I am among the trees -- When the roses speak, I pay attention -- Six recognitions of the Lord -- Gethsemane -- The poet thinks about the donkey -- Praying -- Doesn't every poet write a poem about unrequited love? -- On thy wondrous works I will meditate The chat -- Thirst -- From new and selected poems: volume two -- Hum -- Lead -- Oxygen -- White heron rises over Blackwater -- Honey Locust -- Song for autumn -- Fireflies -- The poet with his face in his hands -- Wild, wild -- North country -- Terns From blue iris -- Just lying on the grass at Blackwater -- Sea leaves -- Morning at Blackwater -- How would you live then? -- How the grass and the flowers came to exist, a god-tale -- From why I wake early -- Why I wake early -- Spring at Blackwater: I go through the lessons already learned -- Mindful -- Lingering in happiness -- Daisies -- Goldenrod, late fall -- The old poets of China -- Logos -- Snow geese -- At black river -- Beans -- The arrowhead -- Where does the temple begin, where does it end? -- From long life -- Just as the calendar began to say summer -- Can you imagine? -- Softest of mornings -- Carrying the snake to the garden -- From owls and other fantasies -- The dipper -- Spring -- While I am writing a poem to celebrate summer, the meadowlark begins to sing -- Catbird -- Backyard -- From what do we know? -- Summer poem -- The loon -- Winter at Herring Cove -- Mink -- Blue iris -- You are standi
By Virginia M Axline. 1971
Judged mentally defective, Dibs was oblivious both to other children and his teacher. He would not talk. He would not… play. But in reality he was a brilliant and lonely child, trapped in a prison of fear and rage, from which only he could release himself. And through psychotherapy and love, he did. 1971.
By Oscar Wilde, Hesketh Pearson. 1973
'I have nothing to declare,' Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius.' A good part of that… genius is evident in the essays and poems included in this volume. Includes “The Soul of Man under Socialism”, “De Profundis”, and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. 1973.
Filled with powerful questions that invite you to listen to your inner voice and tap into the strength you need… to create your ideal life, this audiobook makes you the final authority in your own life, not outside forces that you can't control. 2009.
By Michael Masterson, Mark Skousen. 2006
Michael Masterson offers new grads, and anyone just starting out, the keys to financial success and security. His practical advice… will help you attain your financial goals no matter what your major. With Masterson's help, you will choose a great job and rise to the top of your field, profit from the real estate market, increase your income, save money on taxes, decrease credit and gain financial independence while you are still young enough to enjoy your wealth. 2006.
By Eliyahu M Goldratt. 2006
In "Beyond The Goal", Dr. Goldratt elaborates on his profoundly influential theories in a straightforward, practical, and pragmatic presentation designed… to help you put these powerful ideas to valuable use. Speaking with the brilliance and insight that has made him a sought-after teacher and top consultant, Dr. Goldratt addresses some of the most asked -about elements of understanding and applying TOC. 2006.
By Michael Masterson. 2006
Michael Masterson explains in plain language how to amass a fortune in 7 to 15 years. To simultaneously generate both… income and equity, he recommends cultivating multiple streams of wealth. He offers simple yet profound secrets about stocks, bonds, real estate, direct mail, consulting, and business ventures. Going beyond mere theory, he reveals how ordinary people - taking small, simple steps - actually generate phenomenal wealth. 2006.
Where recovery begins for many people, this inspiring, straightforward, personal explanation of what codependency is and who has it gives… listeners the option to change unhealthy behaviours and stressful relationships, as they rediscover hope, guidance, and encouragement. 2006.
By Ed Marsden Rasunah, Rasunah Marsden. 2000
This is the first anthology of the emerging genre of Indigenous creative non-fiction. The work gathered spans a wide range… of formats and style, from essay, biography, story, and prose to journalism, making it an important collection of Aboriginal literature that defies convention and established boundaries. 2000.