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The Unravelling: How our caregiving safety net came unstrung and we were left grasping at threads, struggling to plait a new one
By Clem Martini, Olivier Martini. 2017
In the follow-up to their award-winning memoir Bitter Medicine, brothers Clem and Olivier Martini continue the story of their family’s…journey through mental illness, dementia, caregiving, and the health care system. Olivier Martini and his mother, Catherine, have lived together since he was diagnosed with schizophrenia thirty-six years ago. It hasn’t always been a perfect living situation, but it’s worked — Catherine has helped Olivier through the ups and downs of living with a mental illness, and Olivier has cared for his aging mother as her mobility becomes limited, and Olivier’s brothers Clem and Nic have provided support to both as well. But then Olivier experiences a health crisis at the exact same time that his mother starts slipping into dementia. The Martini family’s lifelong struggle with mental illness is suddenly complicated immeasurably as they begin to navigate the convoluted world of assisted living and long-term care. With anger, dry humour, and hope, The Unravelling tells the story of one family’s journey with mental illness, dementia, and caregiving, through a poignant graphic narrative from Olivier accompanied by text from his brother, award-winning playwright and novelist Clem Martini.
By Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Winnie Yeung. 2018
In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to…Homs, in Syria – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games, friends. Homes is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria.
By Anne Edwards. 1977
This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara…in Gone with the Wind, and whose circle included both theatrical and political celebrities, from Winston Churchill to Noel Coward, John Gielgud, and Marlon Brando. But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh—a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence Olivier, and her meteoric rise to stardom.
By Elizabeth A. Povinelli. 2021
Elizabeth A. Povinelli’s inheritance was passed down not through blood or soil but through a framed map of Trentino, Alto…Adige—the region where family's ancestral alpine village is found. Far more than a map hanging above the family television, the image featured colors and lines that held in place the memories and values fueling the Povinelli family's fraught relationships with the village and with each other. In her graphic memoir The Inheritance, Povinelli explores the events, traumas, and powers that divide and define our individual and collective pasts and futures. Weaving together stories of her grandparents' flight from their village in the early twentieth century to the fortunes of their knife-grinding business in Buffalo, New York, and her own Catholic childhood in a shrinking Louisiana woodlands of the 1960s and 1970s, Povinelli describes the serial patterns of violence, dislocation, racism and structural inequality that have shaped not only her life but the American story. Plumbing the messy relationships among nationality, ethnicity, kinship, religion, and belonging, The Inheritance takes us into the gulf between the facts of history and the stories we tell ourselves to survive and justify them.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2020
Terry Fox’s remarkable story, just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope!The award-winning Scholastic Canada…Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians, whose achievements and legacies have inspired and changed the lives of those that followed them.In Meet Terry Fox, the legendary story of how Terry Fox came to run the Marathon of Hope is chronicled: —his love of sports as a child and teenager; his devastating bone cancer diagnosis; the hospital stay that inspired him to do something to raise awareness about this disease; the poignant moment he dipped his artificial leg in the waters of St. John’s, Newfoundland; and the heartbreaking moment he ended his run. This was also the moment his truly inspiring legacy began.Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Terry Fox couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this unforgettable story to life!
By Ken Dryden. 2017
"[...] Ken Dryden, membre du Temple de la renommée du hockey et du Panthéon des sports canadiens, est reconnu comme…l'un des plus grands gardiens de but de l'ère moderne. En outre, il est l'un des commentateurs les plus intelligents et perspicaces du monde du hockey. Dans Le match, Dryden arrive à saisir l'essence de ce sport et sa signification profonde pour tous les amateurs. Il peint pour nous des portraits vivants et chaleureux des principaux acteurs ? Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe et l'instructeur Scotty Bowman entre autres, qui ont fait des Canadiens des années 70 l'une des plus grandes équipes de l'histoire [...]". -- 4e de couv
By Bakary Diallo, Lamine Senghor. 2020
Strength and Goodness (Force-Bonté) by Bakary Diallo is one of the only memoirs of World War I ever written or…published by an African. It remains a pioneering work of African literature as well as a unique and invaluable historical document about colonialism and Africa&’s role in the Great War. Lamine Senghor&’s The Rape of a Country (La Violation d&’un pays) is another pioneering French work by a Senegalese veteran of World War I, but one that offers a stark contrast to Strength and Goodness. Both are made available for the first time in English in this edition, complete with a glossary of terms and a general historical introduction. The centennial of World War I is an ideal moment to present Strength and Goodness and The Rape of a Country to a wider, English-reading public. Until recently, Africa's role in the war has been neglected by historians and largely forgotten by the general public. Euro-centric versions of the war still predominate in popular culture, Many historians, however, now insist that African participation in the 1914-18 War is a large part of what made that conflict a world war.
By Michelle Obama. 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with…meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. <P><P>As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. <P><P> Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. <P><P>With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Daniel Ichbiah. 2021
By Daniel Ichbiah. 2021
Prima biografia realizzata su Bill Gates, questo libro è stato adattato e pubblicato in molti paesi del mondo : USA,…Cina, Giappone, India, Corea del Sud, Israele, Ungheria… A lungo considerato un superdotato, un genio della tecnologia, Bill Gates è diventato l’uomo più ricco del mondo grazie ai suoi software. Negli anni 2000, è diventato filantropo, convinto di aver salvato milioni di vite, come ad esempio in Africa. È sempre al centro di mille controversie. Questo libro, aggiornato nel 2020, cerca di fare chiarezza e di fornire più informazioni possibili per far capire ciò che anima questa personalità fuori dal comune. Questo libro racconta la giovinezza di un superdotato chiamato Bill Gates che diventa campione di Informatica al liceo, la creazione del primo BASIC per microcomputer nel 1975 e poi la folle ascesa di Microsoft che renderà Bill Gates l’uomo più ricco del mondo. Seguiamo Gates attraverso mille peripezie : . Come può un ragazzo di 21 anni riuscire a convincere il gigante IBM a fare affari con lui ? . Il periodo difficile di Windows che dura 7 anni fino alla vittoria inattesa. . Com’è riuscito Gates ad imporsi alla maggior parte del pianeta, con un mix di genio e manovre monopolistiche discutibili. . Il processo intentato dal governo americano per abuso di posizione dominante… . Come Gates ha finalmente trovato in Google e Apple dei concorrenti in grado di uguagliare o superare Microsoft. . La sua progressiva riconversione nelle attività umanitarie stabilendo delle priorità che hanno sorpreso i suoi contemporanei. Questo libro è stato scritto da Daniel Ichbiah quando era giornalista specializzato di nuove tecnologie, ciò che gli ha consentito di incontrare regolarmente Bill Gates.
By Bob Spitz. 2005
As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this…day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving. In this bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited. 32 pages of b/w photos.
By Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout. 2004
Curt Schilling has built his pitching career with three Major League Baseball teamst the Philadelphia Philies, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and…the Boston Red Sox. Yet, he wasn't always considered major league material. Born with the natural ability to throw a screaming fastball. Schilling assumed he could ride his talent to the big leagues. But after a few years ping-ponging between the minors and the majors and from one team to another, Schilling realized that if he was going to succeed in baseball, he needed to change his attitude. And he did just that, with dramatically improved performances over the past several seasons. Schilling has become one of the most commanding and respected hurlers in the game. This exciting biography traces the life of one of baseball's superstars. For more information on the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf, please turn to the last pages of this book.
By Jennifer Traig. 2004
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS announces Jennifer Traig as one of the most hilarious writers to emerge in recent yearsand one…of the strangest! Recalling the agony of growing up obsessivecompulsive and a religious fanatic, Traig fearlessly confesses the most peculiar behaviorlike tirelessly scrubbing her hands for a full half hour before dinner, feeding her stuffed animals before herself, and washing everything she owned because she thought it was contaminated by pork fumes. The result is a book so relentlessly funny and frank, its totally refreshing.
By Nick Salvatore. 2005
Nick Salvatore's Singing in a Strange Land tells the story of C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), one of the greatest black…preachers in American history. The father of Aretha Franklin, C. L. was a spellbinding preacher who channeled his charisma into his gospel music and compelling sermons which spoke through faith to the personal and social problems rural African Americans encountered in their migration north. Stressing unity between the sacred and the profane allowed him to embrace all aspects of African American culture, and jazz, blues, and gospel performers mingled in his Detroit home. Franklin also embraced the night life that surrounded his musician friends, even as he served on the Executive Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Council and organized the 1963 "Walk Toward Freedom" march with his close friend, Martin Luther King, Jr. In June of 1979, Franklin was shot during a robbery of his home, and died five years later. Over 10,000 people attended his funeral at the Detroit church he made famous, the New Bethel Baptist Church. Nick Salvatore spent over eight years doing research and conducting interviews to present Franklin's biography in amazing detail. Singing in a Strange Land tells the story of black migration and activism, alongside the rise of gospel, blues, and soul music, with a cast of characters including Martin Luther King, Jr., B. B. King, Art Tatum, Coleman Young, Jesse Jackson, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, and many others.
The Rolling Stone interview was the centerpiece of the most important American magazine of its generation. It was--and continues to…be today--the imprimatur of true cultural importance, the place where our heroes, idols, and stars unveil their great selves as nowhere else. Indeed, Lennon, Dylan, Clapton, Springsteen, Madonna, Bono, Eminem, Gore, Tutu, Eastwood, Scorsese, Kubrick, Brando, Nicholson, and countless others revealed the secrets behind their art and their lives in Rolling Stone's pages. And now, for the first time ever, the very best interviews from the magazine's remarkable 40-year history have been collected in a single volume. All of the biggest and most important musicians, writers, political figures, and directors are here--completely unafraid to bare their souls and comment candidly on the issues of their day. THE ROLLING STONE INTERVIEWS is more than a collection; it's a marvelous cultural history.
By Bliss Broyard. 2007
Two months before he died of cancer, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his…side, intending to reveal a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. But even as he lay dying, the truth was too difficult for him to share, and it was his wife who told Bliss that her WASPy, privileged Connecticut childhood had come at a price. Ever since his own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, Anatole had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York literary elite, he maintained the façade. Now his daughter Bliss tries to make sense of his choices and the impact of this revelation on her own life. She searches out the family she never knew in New York and New Orleans, and considers the profound consequences of racial identity. With unsparing candor and nuanced insight, Broyard chronicles her evolution from sheltered WASP to a woman of mixed race ancestry.
By Joe Nick Patoski. 2008
From his first performance at age four, Willie Nelson was driven to make music and live life on his own…terms. But though he is a songwriter of exceptional depth - "Crazy" was one of his early classics - Willie only found success after abandoning Nashville and moving to Austin, Texas.Red Headed Stranger made country cool to a new generation of fans. Wanted: The Outlaws became the first country album to sell a million copies. And "On the Road Again" became the anthem for Americans on the move. A craggy-faced, pot-smoking philosopher, Willie Nelson is one of America's great iconoclasts and idols.Now Joe Nick Patoski draws on over 100 interviews with Willie and his family, band, and friends to tell Nelson's story, from humble Depression-era roots, to his musical education in Texas honky-tonks and his flirtations with whiskey, women, and weed; from his triumph with #1 hit "Always On My Mind" to his nearly career-ending battles with debt and the IRS; and his ultimate redemption and ascension to American hero
"Loud, raucous, infantile, racy, and very funny...The book is full of likable eccentrics, sexual shenanigans, and--if you know where to…look for them--valuable life lessons."--Booklist Animal House, the movie, didn't tell the half of it. Writing with a freshness and joy that make Dartmouth 1960 feel like a beer-soaked rock-and-roll heaven on earth, Chris Miller tells the real story of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity as no one else could. Seal, Doberman, Otter, the legendary Moses (he of the burning bush) - these titans and dozens of others come alive again, terrorizing the administration, taunting cops, surviving their own lunacy, and challenging the squareness of a stifling time. The Real Animal House is the perfect antidote for a conventional age much like today. "A breezy, chuckle-worthy read, and a must for the Animal House fan." -Courier-Post "Action-packed. . . . A boozy holler of a book, with a great soundtrack." -Kirkus Reviews "A seriously funny read. . . . The joy and exuberance that Pinto and his pals demonstrate holds a lesson for every generation that needs to learn not to blindly follow the expectations of parents and guidance counselors, but to seek out those blissful bands of merry misfits that appear from time to time." -Review
By Katrina M Adams. 2021
From the former President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association—the first black woman and youngest person ever to…hold the position—comes a behind-the-scenes look at the leadership skills involved in hosting the U.S. Open, the largest and most lucrative sports event in the world—lessons that can be applied across business and to any life challenge.One of professional tennis’s Grand Slam Tournaments, the U.S. Open has been described as a fourteen-day Superbowl. This single tennis championship, held annually in New York City, attracts top professionals from around the globe, generates more money than any other sporting event—or any other sport over an entire season—and attracts more than 700,000 attendees and millions of television viewers. In Own the Arena, Katrina Adams offers a privileged, singular inside look at this sensational global event, while elaborating on what makes tennis the only sport of a lifetime. She opens with the women’s 2018 championship match between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams that ended in boos. This was Adams’s last year as president and the whole world was watching. How would she respond? How should the press be handled? What needs to be said to Osaka? Serena? What does this break from decorum mean for the Open and the sport?As Adams shares a wealth of stories from her career and personal life, as well as insights from top tennis professionals, she provides invaluable information on meeting life’s tests both on the tennis court and off. Own the Arena offers fresh perspectives on having presence, being remembered, directing a conversation, and moving boldly in spaces where “you are the only one.” It also covers good sportsmanship—treating others with respect and by being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives. Tennis is said to be 90 percent mental; this book shows how to take the elements of mental fortitude and use them to achieve greatness. By embracing and expressing one’s inner grace and humanity, Adams shows, you can own the arena.
By Dr Jillian Horton. 2021
When we need help, we count on doctors to put us back together. But what happens when doctors fall apart?…Funny, fresh, and deeply affecting, We Are All Perfectly Fine is the story of a married mother of three on the brink of personal and professional collapse who attends rehab with a twist: a meditation retreat for burned-out doctors. Jillian Horton, a general internist, has no idea what to expect during her five-day retreat at Chapin Mill, a Zen centre in upstate New York. She just knows she desperately needs a break. At first she is deeply uncomfortable with the spartan accommodations, silent meals and scheduled bonding sessions. But as the group struggles through awkward first encounters and guided meditations, something remarkable happens: world-class surgeons, psychiatrists, pediatricians and general practitioners open up and share stories about their secret guilt and grief, as well as their deep-seated fear of falling short of the expectations that define them. Jillian realizes that her struggle with burnout is not so much personal as it is the result of a larger system failure, and that compartmentalizing your most difficult emotions—a coping strategy that is drilled into doctors—is not useful unless you face these emotions too. Jillian Horton throws open a window onto the flawed system that shapes medical professionals, revealing the rarely acknowledged stresses that lead doctors to depression and suicide, and emphasizing the crucial role of compassion not only in treating others, but also in taking care of ourselves.