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By Lisa Jackson. 2004
Dear Reader: There's something special about your first novel, and See How She Dies is no exception. It was my… first romantic suspense, originally published in 1994 under the title Treasures. I love these characters and their story, but still, looking back, I felt I hadn't quite finished. I've learned so much since then that I wanted another crack at it. So I've added more suspense, intrigue, and atmosphere. Now, it feels like a brand-new book. As a child, London Danvers was kidnapped from her wealthy family. Over the years, many women have come forward claiming to be the long-lost heiress--only to be exposed as frauds. Now, another woman has arrived in Oregon, claiming to be London. But Adria Nash is different. She knows personal details only London could have known, yet she can't remember what happened the night of her abduction--a fact that makes family rebel Zachary Danvers suspicious. Still, Adria is determined to prove her identity. . .there's a paralyzing sense of dread she just can't shake. And she's right to be afraid--because someone does believe her. Someone who is watching Adria's every move. Waiting for the right moment to see how she runs. . .see how she screams. . .see how she dies. . . I had so much fun revisiting and revising this novel. I hope you'll enjoy every thrilling page of it! Lisa Jackson
Pre-partum Depression Rule #1: Never Wear an Empire-Waisted Dress to a Baby Shower If you've been asked the question "When… are you going to have a baby?" so many times that you feel as though your uterus is starring in a new reality TV show, this hilarious, insightful book is for you. Carrie Friedman shares her daily struggles with what she calls her "pre-partum depression"—from baby lust to panic, and everything in between. Fending off the "dreaded question" from everyone, including her yoga teacher, and navigating the minefield of toddler birthday parties, as well as creating her own faux baby registry under an assumed name, Carrie Friedman captures the process of deciding to have a baby with humor and smarts. If you're looking for refuge from prying questions, pet substitution, and the call of your biological clock, this book is a hilarious diversion. "--Adrianne Frost, I Hate Other People's Kids "An absolute delight!"--Jamie Cat Callan, French Women Don't Sleep Alone
By Peter Mayle. 1977
Inside The Pregnant Father:· The best way to start your pregnancy · Tactics for the bathroom and the breakfast table… · A pocket-sized solution to the morning sickness problem · Coping with cravings · How to preserve your sex life · The Pregnant Father's Cookbook · Labor pains, true and false · A complete hospital survival kit · The nicest way of predicting you unborn baby's sex · How to cash in on triplets · Getting a birthday present from Uncle Sam · Three ways to help your wife get back in shape
By Emily Franklin. 2003
How do you share the soundtrack of your life?Just out of grad school, Laney is ready to embark on a… new phase of her life. Leaving California to head back east, she's got three thousand miles to reflect on her past before moving ahead to the future. With a box of mixed tapes at the ready, she envisions a trip spent reminiscing about first crushes, high school, family issues, and college loves and losses--her most precious memories. What she doesn't picture is her mother in the seat beside her--which is exactly what happens when her mom invites herself along for the ride. Soon, Laney's giving her mother a crash course in retro hits from her formative years--and a history of her life that her mom never knew about. As they roll through the American landscape, Laney and her mother discover that their lives are no one-hit wonders.
By Pearl S. Buck. 1950
<P>Pearl S. Buck's groundbreaking memoir, hailed by James Michener as "spiritually moving," about raising a child with a rare developmental… disorder The Child Who Never Grew is Buck's candid memoir of her relationship with her oldest daughter, who was born with a rare type of mental retardation. <P>A forerunner of its kind, the memoir was published in 1950 and helped demolish the cruel taboos surrounding learning disabilities. Buck describes life with her daughter, Carol, whose special needs led Buck to send her to one of the best schools for disabled children in the United States--which she paid for in part by writing The Good Earth, her multimillion-selling classic novel. <P>Brave and touching, The Child Who Never Grew is a heartrending memoir of parenting. As Buck writes, "I learned respect and reverence for every human mind. It was my child who taught me to understand so clearly that all people are equal in their humanity and that all have the same human rights." <P> This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author's estate.
By Leslie Tonner. 1986
Follow the adventures of Charlie, an urban three-year-old on the fast track, and his slow-track mommy. In this hilarious volume,… Charlie gets a haircut like Sting's, runs up a tab at a baseball game, and prefers the garlic press to any of his expensive "educational" toys. Charlie is a kid learning to be a consumer. His mommy reveals important secrets, like which stroller is "in", which is the "right" playgroup, and how to throw a fabulous fourth birthday party. Moms and Dads alike will find these anecdotes of parenting at the end of the century to be truly priceless.
By Sandra Swenson. 2017
Through her child&’s addiction, a divorce, beginning a career at sixty, caring for aging parents, and facing her own old… age alone, Sandra Swenson shares her heartache and her journey of courage, resiliency, and acceptance, inspiring us to believe that no matter what comes our way, it is possible to say we&’re &“just dandy&” and (usually) mean it.In the pages of Just Dandy: Living with Heartache and Wishes, Sandra shares her pain and struggles, strength and determination, as crises continue to unravel her world in unexpected ways. A voice for parents of children suffering with the disease of addiction, Sandra puts their thoughts and feelings into words in this inspiring book—bringing hope, perspective, sanity and empowerment to moms everywhere.
By Emma Hansen. 2020
“Still is one of those rare books that catches you up and does not let you go. With grace, courage,… and honesty, Emma Hansen adds an important voice to this tragic and too-often silenced subject. I loved this book.” —Beth Powning, author of Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss A moving, candid account of one woman’s experience with stillbirth.Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant when she feels her baby go quiet inside of her. At the hospital, her worst fears are confirmed: doctors explain that her baby has died, and she will need to deliver him, still.Hansen gives birth to her son, Reid, amidst an avalanche of grief. Nine days later, she publishes a candid essay on her website sharing photos from the delivery room. Much to her surprise, her essay goes viral, sparking positive reactions around the world. Still shares what comes next: a struggle with grief and confusion alongside a desire to better understand stillbirth, which is experienced by more than two million women annually, but rarely talked about in public.At once honest, brave, and uplifting, Still is about one woman’s search for her own definition of motherhood, even as she faces one of life’s greatest challenges: learning to live after loss.
First, she taught you the value of your highly sensitive nature in her bestselling classic The Highly Sensitive Person. Now, Dr.… Elaine Aron is back to teach you how to utilize your sensitivity to tackle a new challenge: Parenthood. Parenting is the most valuable and rewarding job in the world, and also one of the most challenging. This is especially true for highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive parents are unusually attuned to their children. They think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response. For highly sensitive people, parenting offers unique stresses—but the good news is that sensitivity can also be a parent&’s most valuable asset, leading to increased personal joy and a closer, happier relationship with their child. Dr. Elaine Aron, world-renowned author of the classic The Highly Sensitive Person and other bestselling books on the trait of high sensitivity, has written an indispensable guide for these parents. Drawing on extensive research and her own experience, she helps highly sensitive parents identify and address the implications of their heightened sensitivity, offering: • A self-examination test to help parents identify their level of sensitivity • Tools to cope with overstimulation • Advice on dealing with the negative feelings that can surround parenting • Ways to manage the increased social stimulation and interaction that comes with having a child • Techniques to deal with shyness around other parents • Insight into the five big problems that face highly sensitive parents in relationships—and how to work through them Highly sensitive people have the potential to be not just good parents, but great ones. Practical yet warm and positive, this groundbreaking guide will show parents how to build confidence, awareness, and essential coping skills so that they—and their child—can thrive on every stage of the parenting journey. &“This book is filled with validating, healing and empowering information about how to navigate one of the most important roles of our lives while being highly sensitive. It changed my life in the most healing and empowering ways.&”—Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, teacher
By Mary Wilbon. 2009
Meet Cassandra Slick--a private investigator who knows that few pleasures in life can compare to a dry martini, a sexy… blonde, and serving sweet justice on New Jersey's meanest streets. . . While other little girls dreamed of growing up to be princesses, Cassandra Slick wanted to be Pam Grier in Foxy Brown, busting bad-ass criminals while yelling "Take that, you jive turkey!" She got her wish, but at the request of her girlfriend Laura--the beautiful, blonde daughter of New Jersey's wealthiest clam magnate--Slick has given up cop life to be a P.I. Now her former precinct captain, Frank DeStasio, has called on Slick's help to clear a colleague, Tom Brandeal, accused of murdering a gorgeous black prostitute. Brandeal is a homophobe who does the force no favors, but Slick has her own reasons for wanting to know what really happened to her old friend Paradise, a.k.a Gloria Roxley. Scouring the back alleys and red-light districts of Newark--the compost heap of the Garden State--Slick is soon knee-deep in shady senators, crooked cops, fabulous transsexuals, sordid blackmail, and lots and lots of dead bodies--and her troubles are only just beginning. . .
By Michael Benson. 2010
CASE FEATURED ON 20/20ANTI-FREEZE FOR A HUSBANDIt looked like a suicide. A man's corpse on the bathroom floor—next to a… half-empty glass of anti-freeze. But fingerprints on the glass belonged to the deceased's wife, Stacey Castor. And a turkey baster in the garbage had police wondering if she force-fed the toxic fluid down her husband's throat. PILLS FOR A DAUGHTERIn desperation, Stacey concocted a devious plan. She mixed a deadly cocktail of vodka and pills, then served it to her twenty-year-old daughter Ashley. The authorities would find Ashley with a suicide note, confessing to the anti-freeze murder. But Stacey's plan backfired—because Ashley refused to die . . . A KILLER FOR A MOTHERCharged with murdering her second husband—and attempting to kill her oldest daughter—Stacey Castor sparked a media frenzy. But when police dug up her first husband's grave—and found anti-freeze in his body, too—this New York housewife earned a nickname that would follow her all the way to prison. They called her 'The Black Widow. ' And with good reason. Includes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos
By Karen Rouillard. 2020
Ce livre est un guide pour les futurs parents ou ceux qui ont déjà des enfants. Il vous donne des… conseils utiles sur la façon de traverser les grands moments et le quotidien. Être parent est la chose la plus merveilleuse que vous puissiez faire, mais nous avons tous besoin d'aide en cours de route.
By Karen Rouillard. 2020
Prefacio Para algunos de los padres jóvenes que están ahí leyendo este libro, nada más para que sepan, es posible… que no les ayude a guiarlos pero podrían tener en cuenta las cosas que se les atravesarán mientras críen a su hijo o si son valientes para tener más, a sus hijos. No lo tomen a mal, el tener hijos es la mejor experiencia que cualquier ser humano pueda tener, ya sea que los tengan naturalmente o por adopción. Un hijo puede ser una de las cosas que hace que el mundo de una persona sea completo. Algunos dirán que no son profesionales, pero no se precisa un título de doctorado para ser un padre o una madre profesional.
By Thomas Phelan. 2015
Advice on tantrums from the author of the bestselling parenting book 1-2-3 MagicTemper tantrums may be the most upsetting behavioral… problem many parents face from their children. Tantrums! arms confused and frustrated parents with simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to best manage the problem and guide kids appropriately. Readers will learn: The three main causes of temper tantrums The true power of the "10-Second Rule" The anatomy of a typical tantrum The chief problems with attempting to reason with or distract a childTantrums details an effortless four-step process for marshaling tantrums, as well as guidance on how to handle tantrums in public places, allowing parents to move beyond their fears of tantrums and regain control of their own homes.
By Ed Enfield. 2020
(This book is a parody and is not authorised by the Estate of Winston S. Churchill)Dear Winston,We've just started our… baby on solids and I'm about to change his first nappy since then. What pep talk can I give myself?Reyansh, Chatham, 26WC: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: 'This was their finest hour'.---Winston Churchill, oft-named greatest Briton of all time, had wisdom in abundance. Now, for the first time, that wisdom is being applied to the people most in need: FATHERS. Whether you're a 28-year-old newbie after advice on how to remove your toddler's dummy, a 40-year-old long-timer wishing your teenager would try harder at their GCSEs, or a 63-year-old veteran wanting to know how best to put the fear of God into your daughter's new fiance, you can trust Winston to have all the answers you need.---Dear Winston,My daughter's boyfriend has just broken up with her and I want to say something that will cheer her up. Any ideas?Alan, 47, Nether WallopWC: He looks like a female llama who has just been surprised in her bath.
By Ree Drummond. 2020
A down-to-earth, hilarious collection of stories and musings on marriage, motherhood, and country life from the #1 New York Times bestselling author… and star of the Food Network show The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.In this relatable, charming book, Ree unveils real goings-on in the Drummond house and around the ranch. In stories brimming with the lively wit and humor found in her cookbooks and her bestselling love story, The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, Ree pulls back the curtain and shares her experiences with childbirth, wildlife, isolation, teenagers, in-laws, and a twenty-five-year marriage to a cowboy/rancher.A celebration of family life, love, and (mostly) laughter, Frontier Follies is a keepsake to curl up with, have a good laugh, and remember all that’s wonderful (and funny) about family.
By Lucy Riles, Tom Riles. 2020
The not so serious guide to the stuff we're all fighting about. While a husband and wife's parenting styles may… be worlds apart, they both have the same goal: to raise happy kids who feel unconditionally loved. Mom vs. Dad is packed with sidesplitting and vulnerable personal essays from the trenches of parenthood. In this book, Lucy and Tom Riles tackle relatable topics such as:Is bringing a toaster oven to a 5-star resort tacky or genius? Is it appropriate to lick your plate clean at a restaurant? Does the expiration date on food really matter?Illustrations of family life will also be included in this intimate and inspiring narrative about the challenges and triumphs of raising children. Mom vs. Dad is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a relatable couple to guide them through some of the toughest (and funniest) issues parents face today.
By Kate Baily, Mandy Manners. 2020
'Kate and Mandy’s upbeat, wise and empathetic take on life is a real tonic. They are the girls everyone would… love to have as a best friend. This book will be that - a best sober buddy in your pocket.' Clare Pooley, author of The Sober Diaries. With questions around the "Mummy Wine O’clock" culture growing, Love Yourself Sober explores how a problematic relationship with alcohol can easily develop, particularly with time-poor mothers, how to recognise it, and what to do about it. Kate and Mandy provide a supportive "sober curious" environment encouraging active participation using positive psychology, coaching methods and workbook features to help women make changes for themselves. Love Yourself Sober is an empowering book for women and mothers to put their own self-care at the centre of a more healthy and positive life-change.
By Gigi Schweikert. 2013
By Prof. Kate Clifford Larson. 2015
They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.<P><P>… Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled -- a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. Major new sources -- Rose Kennedy's diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews -- bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then -- as the family's standing reached an apex -- the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe's decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret. Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions.