This Isn't Home: A Drag Shergi Mystery Collection

Author: Kimberly Vogel

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105348288

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5189


This collection holds four of the Drag Shergi Mysteries: Wrath of the Scapegoat, Kings Queens and All Their Things, Dual Rondo on the Sharne Train, and Persona of Persuasion. Each holds a curious adventure with a supernatural twist. Drag Shergi is a private detective. It's a little twisted with the way he acts at times; due to the unusual way he sees things. Sometimes it's good; sometimes it's bad. No matter what though, things will be set right, even if help comes from the most unlikely place - the dead.

It Ain't Me Babe

Bob Dylan and the Performance of Authenticity

Author: Andrea Cossu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317257286

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5654


Bob Dylan has always been something of a mystery. He has worn a variety of masks that have delighted, puzzled, amused and angered his many audiences. Andrea Cossu offers a strikingly fresh explanation of Dylan and the transformations he has made throughout his career. Cossu's descriptions of key Dylan performances explain how he forged authenticity through performance, and how the various attempts to make 'Bob Dylan' have often involved the interaction between the artist, his public image and his many audiences. It Ain't Me Babe offers a striking vision of how Dylan built his image and learned to live with its burden, painting a unique and coherent new portrait of the artist.

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)

Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440622229

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 2821


Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Isn't for You

Author: Darrin Atkins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595140734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 3080


Sometimes I feel like I'm not going to make it in life, that there are too many things I need to do in order to get anywhere. Of course I want to make it. I want to be like a train and find the right track I'm supposed to be on and just roll along the tracks and go up and down and over and around.

This Side of Madness

Author: Christopher D. Hartpence

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147974591X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 2907


He has no name. He could be quite near as you read these words. Maybe the guy two aisles over at the bookshop where you picked this title up. Maybe you saw him and didn't give him a second look. If you had, you would have seen it. That certain something in his eyes. A glint of something unfamiliar. A gleam. An uncontrolled tremor of unease as you feel his relentless energy brush past you. Have you ever wondered at the inner workings of an insane mind? Ever considered what electroshock "therapy" might feel like to an unwilling participant? Flip this book over and turn the page. Walk with me inside the chambers of a disturbed mind, and do keep the lights on... Christopher Hartpence lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his girl, Cindy, and their menagerie of pets (four cats, two dogs), where he's hard at work on his next novel, and/or designing video games. Look him up on the web and drop him a line! ( or

A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me

A Memoir

Author: Jason Schmidt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374380147

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 432

View: 1832


Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets—about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights—people with normal lives—ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?

This Isn't What It Looks Like

The Secret Series

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409554732

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4633


WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What It Looks Like. The utterly gripping fourth fantastic book in the "Secret" series in which Cass's mind has been transported back to medieval England after she dared to taste the Midnight Sun's deadly chocolate. She must seek out her ancient ancestor and founder of the Terces Society, the jester, and help him escape the evil clutches of Lord Pharaoh, founder of the Midnight Sun. To Cass's horror, when she wakes from her coma she has forgotten everything. But a school trip to a medieval fair stirs her memories and she is confronted with a menacing blast from her time-travelling past... "The crazy, upside-down, inside-out, mysterious, madcap and fun, fun, fun Pseudonymous Bosch is back with another extraordinary, out-of-this-world chapter in his seriously addictive children's ‘Secret Series'. Bursting out all over with comic characters and intriguing adventures, this is... top-class entertainment for kids aged 10 and over, combining comical capers with old-fashioned mystery, sparkling adventure and lashings of Bosch's zany humour." - Lancashire Evening Post