This Boy's Life

A Memoir

Author: Tobias Wolff

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.
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This Boy

Author: Alan Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9305

Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all... This is essentially the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better life for her children; and his sister, Linda, who had to assume an enormous amount of responsibility at a very young age and who fought to keep the family together and out of care when she herself was still only a child. Played out against the background of a vanishing community living in condemned housing, the story moves from post-war austerity in pre-gentrified Notting Hill, through the race riots, school on the Kings Road, Chelsea in the Swinging 60s, to the rock-and-roll years, making a record in Denmark Street and becoming a husband and father whilst still in his teens. This Boy is one man’s story, but it is also a story of England and the West London slums which are so hard to imagine in the capital today. No matter how harsh the details, Alan Johnson writes with a spirit of generous acceptance, of humour and openness which makes his book anything but a grim catalogue of miseries.
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Beware This Boy

Author: Maureen Jennings

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771043147

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a page-turning novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.
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This Boy This Man/A Suicide Note

Author: Gregory Spillman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 145836416X

Category:

Page: 306

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A deeply disturbing true account of existence trapped inside addiction and mental illness, This Boy...This Man paints a profoundly vivid portrait of a pitch black world of delusions, suicidal fixation, and alcoholic destruction. Twisted and labryhtine, Gregory George Spillman's excruciating journey into madness screams for acknowledgement and begs for understanding. You cannot rise, though, if you have never fallen. Step by agonizing step he would commit to the treatments that led him to the faith that salvaged him. Often darkly humorous and often painfully poignant, this is the enlightening truth of his tale.
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This Boy's Faith

Notes from a Southern Baptist Upbringing

Author: Hamilton Cain

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307463966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An unforgettable memoir about growing up Southern, grappling with faith, and confronting a childhood colored by religion, Bible Belt culture, and a mother who minces words better than a food processor A child stumbles upon a vintage photograph and glimpses salvation. A young girl vanishes in a famous cavern when she runs away from her tour group. A hijacked plane circles overhead, its passengers’ lives in jeopardy. A mystical stranger, a refugee from the Holocaust, seals off her secrets behind an elusive smile. From simple blessings to historical tragedies to random twists of fate, This Boy’s Faith plumbs the uncanny mysteries and surprising revelations at the heart of a Southern Baptist childhood. Hamilton Cain came to Jesus on a trampoline, or as his devout parents described it, “He just jumped and bounced his way to the Lord.” Growing up in Tennessee in the 1970s and ’80s, he set himself on the path to becoming the best Baptist boy he could be. The veil between the concrete and the magical shimmered all around him, nourishing his soul. Religion was a map to help him navigate his life, to steer away from the reefs of temptation. Yet as he grew older, Hamilton began to notice fractures and cracks in a world that had once promised sanctuary and transcendence, perils threatening to shatter the protective shell of family and community. Like an escape artist, he cut himself free from his evangelical milieu, and eventually gravitated north, to cosmopolitan New York. Twenty years later, the smooth flow of Hamilton’s life reversed itself yet again when his first child was born with a grave genetic disease. Thrown into a chasm of confusion and despair, he found the primal voices of his original culture reaching out to him. He picked up that faded, half-forgotten script to see what values, if any, could steady him in the here and now. The result is a story of growing up Baptist, and then growing up. Haunting, evocative, and gorgeously written, Hamilton Cain’s debut will resonate with fans of poignant personal memoir, readers interested in faith and spirituality, and anyone who has known what it’s like to engage the complexities and contradictions of one’s past. From the Hardcover edition.
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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides: This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff

Author: Nick Konstantatos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139948776

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists
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This Boy

Author: Pippa Goodhart

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 9780007464708

Category: Paranormal fiction

Page: 39

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Kerry hates her new school. She doesn't think much of the new house either, as it's full of strange noises. While waiting by the old war memorial for her mum to come home, she meets a boy. He seems nice, but very sad about something. And he's dressed a bit oddly too.
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This Boy

Author: F. Mark Granato

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537721408

Category:

Page: 502

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FROM CAMELOT TO DESPAIR IN A SINGLE DECADE In an instant, young Danny Logan fell in love with a girl and a career. Only one was faithful. Growing up on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut's South End in the tumultuous 1960's was a challenge in itself. For Logan, it meant having sharp wits, rock solid values and pride. But when he meets a girl who captures his heart with a single glance, he is torn between the neighborhood he knows - the place where he belongs - and a world of wealth beyond his dreams in a mansion at Fenwick on the shores of Long Island Sound. When disloyalty crushes his fantasy, he finds a new life as a newspaperman covering the violence and divisiveness of racial unrest in the City and the bloody Vietnam conflict. His journey as a reporter and editor takes him through the headlines that mark the worst of the 60's and 70's, and harden him to the harsh realities of a new world.
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This Boy's Life

Author: Paul Dixey

Publisher: Vivlia Limited

ISBN: 1909833223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Autobiography of my life from earliest childhood memories to my upbringing in the Cameroons. From Soldier to bricklayer and finally to oil rig worker.
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This Boy Is Mine

Author: Wendy Corsi Staub

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780064472425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 197

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Kerri, Jessica, Maya, and Erin. They're ready for life. They're ready for love. They're Turning Seventeen....
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Angel Boy

Author: Bernard Ashley

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1907666052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6433

DIVThe holidays lie heavy on young Leonard Boameh. His schoolfriends live far away from his home town of Accra, his nana is no fun, and his dad - who's great - is away working most of the time. So Leonard decides to run away for a few hours, and when Nana isn't looking he takes the tro-tro bus to Elmina, a historic European fort built to imprison West African slaves shipped off to America. There are lots of rough kids begging there, and before Leonard knows what's happening, he is kidnapped by the meanest gang of all, who plan to use his angel-face to fleece the tourists. Leonard is now a slave, trying to escape from a living nightmare. Bernard Ashley's thought-provoking Ghanaian story, set in the sinister, poverty-driven underworld of gangland, leads to a taut, thrilling climax. This title is also available as an ebook, in either Kindle, ePub or Adobe ebook editions /div
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104168

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. Now a major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix-tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
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The Manipulator

Author: Daniel Carnahan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466984163

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Lawyer stories have long fascinated the American reading public. Throwing the Mafia into the mix makes the plot even more attractive. The author, a Vietnam veteran with twenty-five years of experience as a Los Angeles police officer and with a Juris Doctorate degree in law, has crafted a massive, almost 700 page novel that blends police procedure with legal thriller as the protagonists battle both the mob and the head of a powerful, socially prominent family. Mac Thornsby knows what it is like to be bullied. Growing up on the streets after being orphaned at a young age, he barely survived a beating from one of the local thugs when first learning how to live on his own and managed to do that only with the help of a stranger. Several years later as the husband of a rich socialite he once saved from drowning, he is again bullied into taking part in an assassination but is saved by a Mafia lieutenant who helps fake the deaths. Circumstantial evidence still fingers him for the crimes, however, and it is up to Deputy District Attorney Jim MacDonald to dig for the truth. His investigation as well as a past love relationship will propel him into a desperate fight for his life, the lives of several others involved in the case, and justice. Filled with intense violence, knife-edge suspense, and possibly one of the longest car chases in literary history, Carnahans book has many of the elements of a bestseller. The author could very well have a hit on his hands.
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The Beatles

Author: Wikipédia,

Publisher: PediaPress

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 228

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The Beatles est un groupe musical originaire de Liverpool, composé de John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr. Il demeure, en dépit de sa séparation en 1970, l'un des groupes de rock les plus populaires au monde. En dix ans d'existence, et seulement huit ans de carrière discographique (de 1962 à 1970), les Beatles ont enregistré douze albums originaux et ont composé plus de 200 chansons. Une productivité particulièrement remarquable dans la période 1963-1966 où, entre les tournées incessantes et la participation à deux longs métrages, ils ont publié sept albums, treize singles et douze EPs. Considérées comme la « bande-son » des années 1960, les chansons des Beatles ont marqué leur décennie ainsi que les générations suivantes, et leurs mélodies ont été adaptées à de nombreux genres musicaux, notamment le jazz, la salsa, le reggae ou la musique classique et baroque.
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Rascal: A Dog and His Boy

Author: Ken Wells

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375896457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Rascal may be the happiest beagle ever to live. He used to live on Voclain’s Farm, with its whole jambalaya of dogs, but now he lives with his very own boy, Meely. Together they explore the Louisiana bayou, bunny chasin’, coon and squirrel huntin’, and crawfishin’. But when Meely gets stuck on a rotting bridge deep in the bayou, it’s up to Rascal—with a little help from his old friends at the farm—to save his boy from danger. In the spirit of Huckleberry Finn, Rascal is a classic coming-of-age story, but from a dog’s perspective. With unforgettable characters, heart-stopping action, and charming black-and-white line drawings that capture it all, this zesty gumbo of a book is one to savor long after it is finished. From the Hardcover edition.
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Be A Great Boy

Author: David Balicki

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557281148

Category:

Page: 200

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From daring dreamers to successful kids, this is the amazing story of a group of boys who have not only become an inspiration to their families and friends, but to people all over the world. Be A Great Boy is a story of the power of belief, friendship and those who dare to dream. This inspirational story is the true history of a group of kids who were given a little hope, a little help and someone who believed in them.
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Schizophrenic Messiah

Author: Marcos Lerma

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469193159

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Schizophrenic Messiah Jacob had everything, the money, the beautiful girl and a job he truely loved. Then everything changed one day when he started having horrific visions. After being admitted into a mental asylum he finds himself being recognized and praised by the patients as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jacob finds himself torn between the doctor that is trying to help him and the hallucinations that are turning his life upside down. Things take a curious turn when Jacob appears to have the ability to heal some of the patients.
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Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy

Author: Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD,Margaret Copeley, MEd

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826146977

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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"This read truly does have something for everyone who works with trauma and dissociative processes." --American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis "This volume, which takes a multi-perspective approach to the practice of EMDR and Ego State Therapy, presents a wide variety of ways to integrate these two therapies, both with each other and with other complementary methods in the treatment of trauma and dissociation." --European Association for Body Psychotherapy EMDRIA has approved this book for a Distance Learning Book Course for 8 EMDRIA credits. "This book pioneers the integration of EMDR with ego state techniques. and opens new and exciting vistas for the practitioners of each." --From the foreword by John G. Watkins, PhD, founder of ego state therapy "This read truly does have something for everyone who works with trauma and dissociative processes." --American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis "The editors have gathered many experts in the field who explain in clear informative ways how to expand the clinician's abilities to work with this terribly injured population. This book blends concepts from neurobiology, hypnosis, family systems theory and cognitive therapy to enhance treating this population. It is a well written book that the novice as well as the seasoned clinician can benefit from." --Mark Dworkin, author of EMDR and the Relational Imperative "[This book] conveys complex concepts that will be of interest to seasoned therapists... with a clarity that will appeal to the novice as well. This is really a wonderful text with many excellent ideas and I highly recommend it to anyone who treats trauma." --Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed.,C.Psych.Assoc. Author, Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice "I believe that this book is a significant contribution to the fields of psychology and EMDR. It is the first of its kind... anyone who reads this will gain greater confidence in using EMDR and ego state therapy witih highly dissociative and complicated clients." --Sara G. Gilman, in Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2009 "This is a book about polypsychism and trauma. It offers a number of creative syntheses of EMDR with several models of polypsychism. It also surveys and includes many other models of contemporary trauma theory and treatment techniques. The reader will appreciate its enrichment with case examples and very generous bibliographic material. If you are a therapist who works with patients who have been traumatized, you will want this book in your library." --Claire Frederick, MD, Distinguished Consulting Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center "Training in EMDR seems to have spread rapidly among therapists in recent years. In the process, awareness is growing that basic EMDR training may not be adequate to prepare clinicians to effectively treat the many cases of complex trauma and dissociation that are likely to be encountered in general practice. By integrating it with ego state therapy, this book may just serve as a crucial turning point in the development of EMDR by providing a model for productively applying it to the treatment of this important and sizeable clinical population." --Steven N. Gold, PhD, President Elect, APA Division of Trauma The powerful benefits of EMDR in treating PTSD have been solidly validated. In this groundbreaking new work nine master clinicians show how complex PTSD involving dissociation and other challenging diagnoses can be treated safely and effectively. They stress the careful preparation of clients for EMDR and the inclusion of ego state therapy to target the dissociated ego states that arise in response to severe and prolonged trauma.
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The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919

Author: Ring Lardner,George W. Hilton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729635

Category: Fiction

Page: 631

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An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."
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