Becoming

Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524763152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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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. 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. 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. 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.
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On Becoming a Person

A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

Author: Carl Ransom Rogers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395755310

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr. Rogers's work today. New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology, especially that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship. As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" becomes particularly timely and important.
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On Becoming Filipino

Selected Writings of Carlos Bulosan

Author: Carlos Bulosan,Epifanio San Juan

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566393102

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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A companion volume to The Cry and the Dedication, this is the first extensive collection of Carlos Bulosan's short stories, essays, poetry, and correspondence. Bulosan's writings expound his mission to redefine the Filipino American experience and mark his growth as a writer. The pieces included here reveal how his sensibility, largely shaped by the political circumstances of the 1930s up to the 1950s, articulates the struggles and hopes for equality and justice for Filipinos. He projects a "new world order" liberated from materialist greed, bigoted nativism, racist oppression, and capitalist exploitation. As E. San Juan explains in his Introduction, Bulosan's writings "help us to understand the powerlessness and invisibility of being labeled a Filipino in post Cold War America." Author note: Born in 1911 in the Philippines to a peasant family, Carlos Bulosan was one of the first wave of Filipino immigrants to come to the United States in the 1930s. After several arduous years as a farmworker in California, Bulosan became involved with radical intellectuals and started editing the workers' magazine The New Tide.While hospitalized for three years for tuberculosis and kidney problems, Bulosan began writing poetry and short stories. Despite having little formal education, he saw his talent for writing as a means to give a voice to Filipino struggles, both in the Philippines and in the United States. He went on to publish three volumes of poetry, a best-selling collection of stories, The Laughter of My Father, and America Is in the Heart, the much acclaimed chronicle based on his family's battle to overcome poverty, violence, and racism in the United States. The Cry and the Dedication carries on Bulosan's passionate, satirical style. >P>E. San Juan, Jr. is Fellow of the Center for the Humanities and Visiting Professor of English, Wesleyan University, and Director of the Philippines Cultural Studies Center. He was recently chair of the Department of Comparative American Cultures, Washington University, and Professor of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He received the 1999 Centennial Award for Literature from the Philippines Cultural Center. His most recent books are Beyond Postcolonial Theory, From Exile to Diaspora, After Postcolonialism, and Racism and Cultural Studies.
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Becoming a Resonant Leader

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness

Author: Annie McKee,Richard E. Boyatzis,Frances Johnston

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422117340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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Offers activities designed to help leaders develop their emotional intelligence and sustain resonance in relationships.
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Becoming a Healthier Pastor

Family Systems Theory and the Pastor's Own Family

Author: Ronald W. Richardson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451417753

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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- Authoritative resource for addressing clergy wellness- Popular and illuminating method for aiding congregational leadership- Helps professionals in ministry assess and improve their effectiveness
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Becoming a Bridge Expert

Author: Frank Stewart

Publisher: Master Point Press

ISBN: 9781894154277

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 300

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A compendium of advice for the improving player from one of North America's best-known bridge teachers and writers. Each tip is bite-sized - 3-4 pages in length - so the reader can dip in briefly and still take away an important idea. As well as the usual sections on bidding, play and defense, the author includes much advice on the psychological aspects of the game, including how to be a good partner. Frank Stewart is one of the most distinguished bridge writers and journalists in North America, with over twenty books to his credit. A major contributor to the Official Encyclopedia of Bridge and a regular writer for the ACBL Bulletin, he is perhaps best-known today as the author of the nationally-syndicated 'Daily Bridge Club' daily newspaper column. He lives in Fayette, Alabama.
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Becoming Browning

The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning, 1833-1846

Author: Clyde de L. Ryals

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814203523

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Page: 292

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Becoming a Helper

Author: Marianne Schneider Corey,Gerald Corey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534614523

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This book conveys the 'how' and 'why' of counseling as it helps you understand the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties you'll encounter on the road to becoming an effective helper. This edition includes useful new information on ethics, diversity, and social activism. As you progress through the book's self-assessments and inventories that encourage the self-reflection process ---along with discussions on the reality of what it is to be a helper---you'll be able to examine your own motives and aptitude for becoming helpers.
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