This bestselling book from the author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way. Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice.
Release Date: 2017-03-29
Genre: Study Aids
PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things and NOT the original book. Preview: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (2012) is a collection from the popular advice column that novelist and essayist Cheryl Strayed wrote for The Rumpus, a literary website, from 2010 to 2012. Using the pen name Sugar, Strayed responded to queries from troubled readers who were coping with love, loss, and other life problems. Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.
National Best Seller From the best-selling author of Wild, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive. Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her "Dear Sugar" columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. This book gathers, each on a single page, more than 100 of Strayed's indelible quotes and thoughts--"mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all. Be brave enough to break your own heart. You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. Keep walking. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. Romantic love is not a competitive sport. Forward is the direction of real life. Ask yourself: What is the best I can do? And then do that. From the Hardcover edition.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch
Author: Paula M. S. Paquette, MTS, MPA
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2015-08-04
In the parables, Jesus of Nazareth taught many lessons. The wisdom he gives us is timeless and certain to help us find happiness, joy, peace, purpose, and fulfillment. We look for fulfillment and meaning on a daily basis in the lives we lead. We search for peace and restoration when the events of life are difficult. Jesus’ teachings give us everything we need to know in order to gain and maintain a steadfast, ever-present calm in the storms of life. In Truly Well and Joyful: What the Parables Promise, all of Jesus’ parables are presented and discussed. Taken as a whole, the parables tell us all we need to know in order to live truly well and joyful lives. They also teach us how to overcome grief, how to live in the holy present moment, how to find joy in service to others, how to find peace in responsibility, how to live, love, and create more fully. This book will be a timeless resource that you can refer to again and again to refresh and strengthen yourself through the truest words ever spoken: the parables.
Author: Leigh Gilmore
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Social Science
In 1991, Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. Hill's experience shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, but what someone can become. Why are women so often considered unreliable witnesses to their own experiences? How are women discredited in legal courts and in courts of public opinion? Why is women's testimony so often mired in controversies fueled by histories of slavery and colonialism? How do new feminist witnesses enter testimonial networks and disrupt doubt? Tainted Witness examines how gender, race, and doubt stick to women witnesses as their testimony circulates in search of an adequate witness. Judgment falls unequally upon women who bear witness, as well-known conflicts about testimonial authority in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries reveal. Women's testimonial accounts demonstrate both the symbolic potency of women's bodies and speech in the public sphere and the relative lack of institutional security and control to which they can lay claim. Each testimonial act follows in the wake of a long and invidious association of race and gender with lying that can be found to this day within legal courts and everyday practices of judgment, defining these locations as willfully unknowing and hostile to complex accounts of harm. Bringing together feminist, literary, and legal frameworks, Leigh Gilmore provides provocative readings of what happens when women's testimony is discredited. She demonstrates how testimony crosses jurisdictions, publics, and the unsteady line between truth and fiction in search of justice.
Rediscover—or discover for the first time—the things that make you passionate in life Vital Signs is about what inspires passion and what defeats it. How we lose it and how we get it back. And ultimately it’s about the endless yet endlessly fruitful tug-of-war between freedom and domestication, the wild in us and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves. Each chapter in Vital Signs will contain a core sample, an intimate biography of one of the strategies we employ to gain or regain our passion. The book also affirms the importance of courageous inquiry into dispassion—where we’re numb, depressed, stuck, bored—so the reader can recognize and change these tendencies in themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In her debut novel, the bestselling author of Wild weaves a searing and luminous tale of a family's grief after unexpected loss. "Work hard. Do good. Be incredible!" is the advice Teresa Rae Wood shares with the listeners of her local radio show, Modern Pioneers, and the advice she strives to live by every day. She has fled a bad marriage and rebuilta life with her children, Claire and Joshua, and their caring stepfather, Bruce. Their love for each other binds them as a family through the daily struggles of making ends meet. But when they received unexpected news that Teresa, only 38, is dying of cancer, their lives all begin to unravel and drift apart. Strayed's intimate portraits of these fully human characters in a time of crisis show the varying truths of grief, forgiveness, and the beautiful terrors of learning how to keep living.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection: This special eBook edition of Cheryl Strayed’s national best seller, Wild, features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch
YOUR TOXIC ENEMY is your first step to healing Do you feel that you have exhausted every medical avenue and you aren’t any closer to finding the cause of your health problems: Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? By now maybe everyone you know is telling you that it’s all in your head and you’re starting believe them.....and it could be close to the truth. I know because I’ve been there but before you throw in the towel you need to do two things: 1. Listen to your body and 2. Read this book. Toxic chemical facts: ? ADHD, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis are diseases of toxic chemical exposure. ? There has been a 54% increase in cancer among women that work from home due to exposure to household chemicals. ? The most vulnerable to household toxic chemicals are children, pets, people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. I had a mysterious illness for over twenty years - when simply removing the toxins in my life stopped the symptoms and the healing began. In this book you will learn: How do you recognize if your symptoms are due to toxic chemical exposure? What are the most common household chemicals and how do you find them? How do you eliminate and heal your body from toxins? How do you find the right doctor? “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” —Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar