On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison.
Author: Jack Gantos
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Author: MS Philippa Madeline ThomsonPublish On: 2016-05-26
This is her remarkable true story. Embarking on a much-needed weekend of respite from the care of her disabled son, Philippa's life is turned upside down when the flight triggers an unusual condition.
Author: MS Philippa Madeline Thomson
In 1995 an American doctor made the amazing discovery that some people actually have holes in their head. And many can even hear their own eyes moving. Years later, the author found out that she was one of them. This is her remarkable true story. Embarking on a much-needed weekend of respite from the care of her disabled son, Philippa's life is turned upside down when the flight triggers a rare balance disorder. With symptoms as disturbing and wide-ranging as the sound of her eyes moving, her heartbeat pounding and pulse whooshing in her ear, brain fog and debilitating dizziness, can she adapt her well-honed research skills to medical sleuthing, and obtain a diagnosis within a health system that is letting her down at every turn? A HOLE IN MY LIFE chronicles an extraordinary series of medical challenges which are met with resilience, courage and determination. Destined to be a classic on the subject of dizziness, the book deftly guides the reader through fascinating and valuable information about all inner ear and balance disorders, information that has been authenticated by two specialists in this field. The author never loses sight of the humour in her unenviable situation and the sparkling narrative moves at a swift pace. It is a must-read for anyone who has ever been, or ever will be, a patient. "A compelling account of awe-inspiring resilience, courage and determination. The resulting story is full of important information, information offered in the words of a delightful and engaging individual." Harriet Spicer, business coach and founder member of Virago Press. If you like compelling prose and emotional true stories, don't miss this absorbing read. Follow the unexpected twists and turns in the riveting medical mystery, and buy A HOLE IN MY LIFE today. Latest estimates suggest that as many as one in a thousand people may be affected by this condition, and yet most people have never even heard of it.
I looked down and saw a hole in my baby's shoe and it broke my heart. He
couldn't see nothing wrong with his mommy or the way we were living. It was like
God was showing me a movie of our life through that hole in his shoe—our past
The book is about a 12 year old girl who's mom decide to leave her dad whom she was very close, than is given to an uncle which results in her running away trying to find a place to belong but instead gets involved in drugs, alcohol, homosexuality, and prostitution with attempts to end her miserable life she has a son named carl God uses holes in his shoes to give her a reason and a will to live by pointing to the holes and saying you see you not just bringing yourself down you are taking him down with you after 21 years God stepped in and her deliverance began.
All my life I had been told not to do things. 'Don't try that Chution, it won't work.
You can't do that, Chution, you will fail.' But I never listened. I always went my
own way. I always followed my heart. And in my heart of hearts, Iwanted to be
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
At age 21 after nursing school in Bangkok, I met an impossibly handsome American GI who taught English to a group of nurses. We quickly fell in love, but it was unrequited. When he asked me to marry him, I could not answer, torn between my strict upbringing and my new and confusing desires. Soon thereafter my true love was gone, sent back to the United States completing his tour of duty in Thailand. Within a few months I received a letter from Freddie's friend John, who wrote that Freddie, the man I loved was getting married. The news devastated me and left me feeling empty and incomplete. A part of me had been torn away and I was left with a hole in my heart. Over the course of the next 40 years I wanted to mend that part of me and heal my heart. The only way was to find Freddie and tell him how I truly felt. If I died without finding Freddie I felt I would leave this earth with my eyes open and die with a hole in my heart.
I left my workers on the farm, and I told them that we will keep the operation going
for the sake of the community. I did not ... anymore is, one person ruined her and
ruined my lifeforever, because ofhim I will always have a hole in my life forever.
Author: D.M. Freemantle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is a collection of true stories revolving around a group of Rhodesian National servicemen from intake 147 and about our experiences in the army. It is also about a journey of self discovery and reconnecting with old comrades. The original intent was to preserve the stories of my life in Rhodesia for my children but has developed into a means of helping to heal the mental scaring that the traumas of war have inflfl icted on us and to understand the impact post traumatic stress disorder has on us and our wives and families.
I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. I wanted to have his kids. I wanted
to be the only one and from the start I didn't even wonder if I was the only one
until now. “I'm not the only one am I?” I looked at him and he said nothing. I knew
A girl named Taylor loses her virginity to a guy she loved in high school. Four years later she's with him but they aren't exactly dating. Her devotion to him leaves her foolish and as she tries to pick up the pieces she has to choose not only with her heart but her mind to get what she wants and suffer the consequences later or get what she needs and be with someone who worships the ground she walks on without confusion. Through mistakes, epiphanies and heart ache will she learn the truth about True Love.
I have been inside such a terribly long time; My life before forgotten, so sublime.
No sense of the future without an exit route; I pray for a gun and someone to
shoot. I often feel dizzy, totally out of sorts; A ship in an ocean without any ports.
Author: Simon Russell
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
DescriptionHe was born with a hole in his soul.A hole that rendered him vulnerable and weak. A hole that made him constantly search for the unattainable. A search that would prove deadly and leave him, early in his life, emotionally, financially and physically crippled.With better understanding, an earlier diagnosis and different treatment perhaps his and many other souls could have been saved.Hole in my Soul is a collection of short poetic stories that tell of the devastating effects and consequences of his illness. It asks questions of society and its leaders, so corrupted by large corporations, that it treats disease, conflict and poverty with such ignorance and disdain.Hole in my Soul is a rallying call that exposes the ills of modern society and encourages readers to rise up and pressurise for a change in priorities that will better serve the global community.About the AuthorSimon Russell was born in 1959 in South London.The youngest of four children in a middle class family he was privately educated and until his illness overwhelmed him in his early thirties he had a highly paid and rewarding career as managing director of several well known brands, a wonderful home and a loving and supportive family.Inexplicably and piece by piece over an agonising and frightening 15 year period this all evaporated. In the latter stages the pace quickened with periods of mania, madness and hospitalisation.He has now turned to writing in an effort to rebuild his own life and to draw attention to the issues of mental illness. In particular to improve public understanding, to encourage early diagnosis and to increase funding into research so as to identify more successful treatment.Simon would welcome any comments on his work.
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shambles I feel the pain I. Dark Corners of The Mind Section Three Dark Corners
of The Mind Section Three.
Author: Melissa J. Culp
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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There's a Hole in My Sidewalk.
Author: Portia Nelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discover the beloved self-help classic featuring moving poems and insightful truisms that “is full of practical wisdom that will allow you to embrace and change your life” (John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus). Individuals, therapy groups, twelve-step programs, and the self-help community around the world have embraced the late Portia Nelson’s brilliant There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk. Warm, wise, and funny, her seminal poem “Autobiography in Five Chapters” is a treasured and often quoted motto for anyone seeking to better themselves and their life. “Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady” (Carol Burnett) with this perfect inspirational and motivational gift.
Over the Edge and Back with My Dad, My Cat, and Me Geneen Roth. (L \\ I7. I I' H\
HUI) \II()l 'II 'I'III'I 5 \\II'l 'III\II'I I started dieting. It's not that He (there was no question
then about God being a She) was ever a big part of my life. We were ...
Author: Geneen Roth
Geneen Roth’s legions of fans have always responded to her humor and honesty, her warmth and savvy. Those qualities, so present in The Craggy Hole in My Heart and The Cat Who Fixed It, take us deep into the story of a remarkable twenty-pound cat, Mister Blanche, and Geneen’s beloved father, Bernard, and the ways in which each taught her to love without reservation and to accept the fact that she might someday lose those whom she believed she could not live without. In these remarkable, inspiring, and joyous pages, we discover along with Geneen how to break free of the same fears that may drive us to eat or drink or shop too much. Fear of being vulnerable, fear of death, fear of losing what we want most: These are the demons that can inhibit our ability to embrace life freely and fully. Come meet Mister Blanche and the charming Bernard and immerse yourself in a poignant and funny story that is Geneen’s best. As her loyal readership already knows: It’s not about food, it’s not about the cat . . . it’s always been about love and how to live with it—and never live without it! From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lauren Baratz-LogstedPublish On: 2006-09-01
Although I now knew, on an intellectual level, that he was not worthy of me, never
had been, his absence left a great hole in my life. When I had believed him to
love me, I had been special. Now I no longer was.It didn't matter that what I had ...
Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Broken, smashed and stomped in the mud. That's how Charlotte Bell's heart ended up the last time she let her emotions heat up on a nanny assignment. So taking a new position in frigid Iceland, working for Ambassador Edgar Rawlings, might be just what Charlotte needs in order to heal up—and chill out. This time, she's determined to be intrepid and courageous. She's even read all fifty-six original Nancy Drew books in preparation. Unfortunately, she's neglected to find out anything about Iceland or to look into the background of her oddly compelling employer. When Charlotte stumbles onto the trail of a mystery that only she can solve, she'll need every shred of Nancy's wisdom to keep her life—and her heart—safe!
Sometimes I thought I would never get out of them alive. This book tells you about my life and part of my sisters, who I know suffered as I did. So trust me, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Author: Cathy Donovan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The book you are about to read will hopefully prevent you from falling into the same traps as I did. At first I thought traps were invented just for me to fall into but they lie in wait for us all. Sometimes I thought I would never get out of them alive. This book tells you about my life and part of my sister’s, who I know suffered as I did. So trust me, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I will take you through my journey from past to present and hopefully you will find the light too. I had a lot of inspiration from my sister and my partner David. They have helped me turn my life around, for that I am eternally grateful. In the beginning you may think there is nothing unusual about my life, that ‘shit happens’. I can only tell you my side of the story and how it was for me.
Hole There's a hole in my heart Where once there was you It won't ever heal No
matter what I do There's a hole in my life Been there since you left me It won't
ever heal No matter what else I see There's a hole in my dreams Where you used
Author: Emma Major
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Miscarriage Association to help in their work supporting families. This book is both my story and my song. It is the story of my babies who died before they were born; it is my song of healing and hope in grief, given as a gift to others. It is not a diary or an autobiography of my experience; rather it is a collection of poems and prose which I have written over the years in memory of my four baby boys and in the journey of grief which I have travelled. They were written as a form of healing and they are given now in the hope that they might help the healing of those who read them. I am a mum of angels; We are many in number; We are never alone. Emma
March 30, 2011 Dear Alicia, Although I had my father, I still had an inner hole in my life that was carved out by the woman who could not love me through her own
mess. Throughout my teenage years, I secretly studied my mother. I watched ...
Author: Cherry DeVore
Summer-Lynn Caldwell, the daughter of First Lady Winter Caldwell-Ridley is on a path of vengeance; to destroy her mother and her mothers first love, Emmanuel Stello Washington. This story chronicles the trials and tribulations of a young woman who is dealing with issues of faith, family and personal failures. Take a privileged look into the private thoughts of a tortured soul. Spinning off from her first novel; Lost Letters of a Lonely Girl, Cherry Devore has continued the saga of pain and sadness, in the heart of a young woman, under a generational curse.
I remember feeling empty and extremely lonely as I began to use alcohol to fill
the hole in my life, a process which made me at least believe I was a complete
human being. It worked almost instantly, and it continued to work, although I had
Author: Johnny F
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Well-intentioned people, such as Bono and John Lennon, have for years implored us to stop killing each other in much the same manner family members have begged alcoholics to stop drinking. Perhaps we are addicted to war and violence and, like alcoholics, we need more than to simply stop; we needed to find a new design for living. The 12 Steps have been instrumental in changing the lives of over 3 million alcoholics in over 77 countries, regardless of religious faith. Those who once knew only chaos, pain and suffering have discovered peace, as a result of these Steps. Consider the Steps as a recipe for peace. Should they fail to produce the desire results we will refund your misery and you may return to killing at your leisure.
The hole in my life was still there, but I didn't feel it quite so much because a
friend was with me. And that's what happens when friends come to be with me at
this time—they're a covering for the pain and sorrow. Nothing can really fill the
Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
When author and counselor H. Norman Wright’s beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God’s grace and strength. With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as they work through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God’s peace move away from denial and “what ifs” to move forward allow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the past create a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselves turn their new identity and life over to God’s leading and mercy This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.
What on earth do I do now to fill this huge hole in my life? I decided to party more
and go to more music festivals to sell more drugs to make more money to help
me fill this huge hole in my heart that I had. Sounds CRAZY! It's unbelievable how
Author: Les Rengstorff
Publisher: WestBow Press
An Introduction of the Holy Spirit to Teenagers will give teenagers a new confidence in living life in this difficult world and the assurance of God’s presence. Confusion, doubt, anger, feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, and depression: if you suffer from these emotions, take heart! In this powerful book, Les Rengstorff shows you how to change your life by getting acquainted with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide and teach you to deal with all of your emotions and help you to live a joyful life. You can: Find comfort and peace within yourself Stop hurting yourself with negative thoughts Find joy and fulfillment everyday of your life Don’t have one more miserable day. Here is how to live victoriously: Victory Joy Self Confidence Peace Positive Thinking
A new life for both of us! We were feeling very happy and proud as we
acquainted ourselves with the Gold Coast region. Sadly, Ann (my wife) passed
away on the fifth of April the following year and left a very large hole in my life. I
was in real ...
Author: Glenys Rochford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Many thanks for lending me your most interesting, inspiring and splendid book, Breakthrough For Lasting World Peace. An Enlightened Planet now titled (The Hidden Mysteries How To Live). It will, I am sure be appreciated by everyone who reads it. How wonderful it would be if there was a breakthrough for lasting World Peace. Warmest Good Wishes, Yours Sincerely, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
My phone buzzed as I clicked the TV on, along with the cable box. ... sounded
terrible together, if it didn't work out, I'd rather my roomies didn't know that I'd
spent so much money on an impulse, like credit card debt could fill the hole in my life.
Author: Ann Aguirre
Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore. Max knows about feeling lost—he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything…. It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.