Non-Fiction

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The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture

The instant New York Times bestsellerBy the acclaimed author of In the
Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of
illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a
pathway to health and healing.In this revolutionary book, renowned
physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that
pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general
ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least
one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth
person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in
more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental
illness is on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to
health?Over four decades of clinical experience, Maté has come to recognize
the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles
that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on
our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. For all our
expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to
treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body,
burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. Now Maté
brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what
makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and
the declining soundness of society—and offers a compassionate guide for
health and healing. Cowritten with his son Daniel, The Myth Of Normal is
Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet. Read more

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

“This book is for any parent who has ever struggled under the substantial
weight of caregiving—which is to say, all of us. Good Inside is not only a
wise and practical guide to raising resilient, emotionally healthy kids,
it’s also a supportive resource for overwhelmed parents who need more
compassion and less stress. Dr. Becky is the smart, thoughtful,
in-the-trenches parenting expert we’ve been waiting for!”—Eve Rodsky, New
York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn SpaceDr.
Becky Kennedy, wildly popular parenting expert and creator of
@drbeckyatgoodinside, shares her groundbreaking approach to raising kids
and offers practical strategies for parenting in a way that feels good.Over
the past several years, Dr. Becky Kennedy—known to her followers as “Dr.
Becky”—has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired
of following advice that either doesn’t work or simply doesn’t feel good,
have embraced Dr. Becky’s empowering and effective approach, a model that
prioritizes connecting with our kids over correcting them.Parents have long
been sold a model of childrearing that simply doesn’t work. From reward
charts to time outs, many popular parenting approaches are based on shaping
behavior, not raising humans. These techniques don’t build the skills kids
need for life, or account for their complex emotional needs. Add to that
parents’ complicated relationships with their own upbringings, and it’s
easy to see why so many caretakers feel lost, burned out, and worried
they’re failing their kids. In Good Inside, Dr. Becky shares her parenting
philosophy, complete with actionable strategies, that will help parents
move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy
leadership.Offering perspective-shifting parenting principles and
troubleshooting for specific scenarios—including sibling rivalry,
separation anxiety, tantrums, and more—Good Inside is a comprehensive
resource for a generation of parents looking for a new way to raise their
kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation,
confidence, and resilience. Read more

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary
memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming
relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years
with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Four years before Nina
Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning
reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was
appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The
National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the
Supreme Court to do something revolutionary: declare a law that
discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when
women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit
cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her
argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship.
Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the
way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers.
It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to
pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is
one, special relationship: Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through
personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the
devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew
her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s
beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of
shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for
women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men.
During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays
were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves
together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men
from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and
Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple
Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and
Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist
Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. Inspiring and
revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning
of friendship. Read more

The Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the World’s Most Famous Mind Control Course

The revolutionary program that teaches you how to use meditation and
visualization to change your life.First published in 1978, The Silva Mind
Control Method has helped millions of people create better, happier, and
more successful lives. Based on the extraordinary course pioneered by José
Silva in the 1960s, this accessible guidebook uses meditation and
visualization to help you alleviate stress, overcome bad habits and
emotional insecurity, increase creativity, develop concentration, harness
your dreams, and deepen your relationships. Featuring transformative advice
and fascinating case studies, this revolutionary book teaches you to use
your mind at a deeper and more effective level and reveal its extraordinary
power. Read more

I’d Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays

From Tom Segura, the massively successful stand-up comedian and co-host of
chart-topping podcasts “2 Bears 1 Cave” and “Your Mom’s House,” hilarious
real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes,
misanthropy, and so much more. Tom Segura is known for his twisted takes
and irreverent comedic voice. But after a few years of crazy tours and
churning out podcasts weekly, all while parenting two young children, he
desperately needs a second to himself. It’s not that he hates his friends
and family — he’s not a monster — he’s just beat, which is why his son’s
(ruthless) first full sentence, “I’d like to play alone, please,” has since
become his mantra. In this collection of stories, Tom combines his
signature curmudgeonly humor with a revealing look at some of the
ridiculous situations that shaped him and the ludicrous characters who
always seem to seek him out. The stories feature hilarious anecdotes about
Tom’s time on the road, including some surreal encounters with celebrities
at airports; his unfiltered South American family; the trials and
tribulations of parenting young children with bizarrely morbid interests;
and, perhaps most memorably, experiences with his dad who, like any good
Baby Boomer father, loves to talk about his bowel movements and share
graphic Vietnam stories at inappropriate moments. All of this is enough to
make anyone want some peace and quiet. I’D LIKE TO PLAY ALONE, PLEASE will
have readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement with Segura’s
message: in a world where everyone is increasingly insane, sometimes you
just need to be alone. Read more

UNINVITED BY Marjorie Bosworth

This happened to us
My name is Marjorie Bosworth I live in Derbyshire in the UK. In July this year I wrote a book it’s a true love story that turns into horror it all happened here in Derbyshire .The book – Uninvited is a true story. A harrowing, frank and first-hand account of the night Ted and I were attacked in our own home by a 6ft 4ins naked manic high on drugs. Who smashed his way into our home. Starts as a love story and ends in horror . . We are living in a secluded country home that everybody dreams about when you retire now we feel so vulnerable . Binoculars at the ready to see who is approaching our property. We are both in our seventy’s

Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between

The teenage years are an exciting yet ever-changing period of your life. New challenges and tasks seem to pop up almost daily—not to mention all the transitions your body is going through.

As you get older and take on more responsibilities, you have probably wondered how to do many of the adult tasks your parents or older siblings seem to breeze through daily. Everyday challenges like how to tell if the chicken in the fridge has gone bad to how to get rid of dandruff has likely crossed your mind. As you learn and experience new things, questions about basic life skills will arise. This book is here to help you solve the daily problems adults take for granted.

While the internet provides a wealth of knowledge, it can be overwhelming to navigate at times. I mean, which of the thirteen articles about budgeting and saving money is actually accurate? And yes, you can ask your parents or other trusted adults in your life to teach you specific skills, but sometimes you just want to figure it out on your own. That’s where this guide comes into play.

Dive in and start learning life skills for teens! Order yours now.

Marley’s Memoir: The Journey to an Irreversible action and the Aftermath

When Marley’s mum gave birth to him in 2002, she had a lot of ambitions for her second son. A cutie from a baby with promising artistic talent, she never imagined that he would struggle with social anxiety to the extent that it would change him from a fun-loving son to someone almost unrecognisable in character and personality.
In Marley’s Memoir: The Journey to an Irreversible Action and The Aftermath, Marley’s mum shares his struggles and the challenges he faced as he tried to deal with social anxiety. It also exposes the consequences of the action Marley took which had a life changing impact on the family.
You will get an insight into the struggles with social anxiety faced by a young person. “Sometimes I wonder how did I end up the way I am? That is, wanting friends but not having any or pushing away people who had tried to befriend me because they were not meeting the expectations in my head of what a friend should be like.” (Excerpt from Chapter Five.)

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his “Golden Earth Girl,” Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of “Let It Be,” “Lovely Rita,” “Yesterday,” and “Mull of Kintyre,” as well as McCartney’s literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher.

With images from McCartney’s personal archives―handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen―The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

In her second compilation of published writing, Brianna Wiest explores pursuing purpose over passion, embracing negative thinking, seeing the wisdom in daily routine, and becoming aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. This book contains never before seen pieces as well as some of Brianna’s most popular essays, all of which just might leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.

Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”

Repressed Feelings of Self Portrayal

Have you ever felt emotions or desires, especially those that could be considered by some as shameful or depressing? We are all a product of our environment and we each repress feelings in hope that they will subside. As humans, we have all experienced these feelings at one time or another. This book is a collection of poetry surrounding the topics of Self – betrayal, confession, self-discovery, rejection and love.

The All-Time Greatest NBA Book

This is not your ordinary greatest players/teams list. This book gives a broad view of what makes a certain player or team great. It uses a combination of a variety of statistics, countless references from well-respected sports journalists, opinions from a variety of NBA players and coaches, and a refreshing point of view from a die-hard and dedicated NBA fan to reach the most unbiased and the most educated rankings.

The book discusses the 50 greatest teams of all time. Then there is a fun discussion about a six-team playoff bracket that would determine the greatest team in NBA history. The book discusses the 50 greatest playoff runs by a player. The book also discusses the 50 greatest playoff moments in league history. All those chapters ultimately lead to the rankings of the 100 greatest players of all time. This book covers every single aspect of a player’s legacy to determine its rankings. Then the book ends with a fun discussion about which players should be chosen in a winner-take-all game to save the world from extinction.

This book invites discussions and debates, but it does not belittle any player or team. This book will inform you about these all-time great players and teams that will give you all the ammo you need to dominate your next GOAT debate with your friends.

A Simple Guide to Popular Science

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO POPULAR PHYSICS

Unlike many textbooks or popular science books, A Simple Guide to Popular Physics has truly been crafted for the uninitiated or those spooked by the subject’s complexity.

Harris’s inviting guide promises to give “absolute beginners” from “teens to centenarians” a basic grounding in particle physics, quantum physics, and cosmology-all without making readers do math. With the goal of introducing the basics and encouraging readers to explore more deeply afterwards, Harris notes “Like the fish we have no notion of what is beyond the boundaries of our knowledge, but unlike the fish, we know there is something.” He starts by presenting those boundaries, the fundamentals of classic physics (Newton’s law, states of matter, types of energy), with crisp clarity before laying out an accessible explanation of Einstein’s theory of relativity, the structure of the atom, the mysteries of quantum mechanics and cosmology.
Readers will not need to search online for key terms or explanations of concepts that have been glossed over. Instead, one by one, with patience and good humor, Harris introduces each of these building blocks of our universe, taking a little time to invite readers to contemplate the momentousness of the information, as in the chapter titled nothing less than “What Is Reality?”
The watchword, here, is clarity, which Harris offers throughout, with professional illustrations and illuminating accounts of experiments and breakthroughs, offering

18 Holes of Quantum Golf

This books’ a difficult one to categorize as it’s a love story wrapped up in an enigma inside a round of golf.

Its main aim is to provide the reader with a simple account of how us humans have gained our current knowledge of the only universe that we’re every likely to inhabit. It’s the story told in normal everyday language of the many brilliant thinkers from Thales, who lived in the ancient Greek city-state of Miletus 2,600 years ago, to our current understanding by way of Galileo, Newton, Einstein and many others. The eventual aim of science is that one day they’ll be able to explain to us why we have a universe and tell us where it came from.

It’s not written like a normal popular science book, but as a story told in friendly and humorous conversations between two senior citizens who’ve been best pals since their first day at primary school. The main characters are Alec and Bob who, although now living a distance apart, meet five or six times a year to compete for their own trophy which is a pair of worthless ten shilling banknotes encased in a plastic beer mat. As well as being a symbol of their friendship, the ownership of this small square of plastic has become almost as important to them as their wives and children.

The story includes the boys’ wives, Brenda and Alice, along with Jean who’s a dedicated amateur thespian and has been the girl’s best friend since early schooldays. The last character is Frank, a golfing mate of the boys whose been described by Bob’s wife Alice as ‘that randy laddie who’s the cause of us meeting you pair!’ Today’s game in which Bob is hoping to recapture their trophy, was mooted several months previously to coincide with Jeans last performance before she retires after fifty years of sterling service with The Players, a local amateur dramatic society,

While they’re waiting to out on their odyssey, Bob and Alec are approached in the clubhouse by Frank who’s with a small group waiting to go in for lunch. He asks Alec if he would

Sonnets to Live

ADVANCED READER’S REVIEWS OF THE SONNETS

“Having thoroughly enjoyed reading these sonnets, I feel quite restored after experiencing live poetry”.

“From the very first sonnet, ‘Garden of Love’, I was instantly captivated by this book, which I read sonnet after sonnet, hoping they would never end”.

“For me, this book reveals how much poetry is missing in our lives, it must be difficult to write poetry at a time when we prefer to read novels and watch tv series, that is why I feel the need to tell others to enrich their time with these outstanding poems”.

“I think all the sonnets are truly admirable and my favourites are ‘Hymn’, ‘A Star’, ‘Discussions with the Driver’, ‘The fourth season’, ‘Never ending’,’ Pearls’, ‘The written path’ and ‘The Southern Cross’”.

“The ‘Sonnets to Live’ title of this book is in perfect accordance with the poet’s life, as he declares openly that poetry is his daily sustenance”.

“What I keep in store from this collection of sonnets is the outpouring of love and the adventure of walking in a forest of trees of all colours and forms, each one taking us into different poetic dimensions”.

“I would take this book to my desert island and read aloud every day the ones that impacted me most: ‘Birds’, ‘The only one’, ‘The fields of peace’, ‘Design’, ‘Ecstasy’, ‘The red one’, ‘She’, ‘Brother of the Sea’, ‘Rays’…”

“I am so impressed by these sonnets that I dare say even Shakespeare, who excelled in this poetic form, would confirm the high quality of the ‘Sonnets to Live’, covering so many instances of life with great artistry”.

A PIECE OF ME

an arrangement of words to inspire reflection

First Time Father’s Baby’s First Year The Ultimate First Time Dads’ Guide from Baby to Toddler

Being a first-time dad can be scary, but with the right guide, anything is possible.

Is your little bundle of joy finally in the world, but you can’t help but freak out about all the responsibility?

Are you constantly overwhelmed with the emotions that come with fatherhood that you can’t seem to think straight?

Are you sick and tired of not having enough parenting guides out there for fathers and need something catered to what you are looking for?

Look no further!

Most parenting books out there only seem to be for mothers — but you’ve probably already noticed that…

No one is helping the dads through the responsibilities of fatherhood…

Fatherhood can be one of the most beautiful roles you take on in your lifetime, if you play your cards right.

Inside, you will find the resources you need to travel down the line with your newborn baby and create an everlasting bond between father and child.

Be patient, take your time, and master the art of fatherhood!

In First Time Father’s Baby’s First Year, you will discover:

● The preparational steps you need to take before your baby is born – educate yourself, broaden your knowledge, and learn to do things right from the start
● The inspirational role of a father and how early involvement can make or break your child’s development
● How to prioritize when you’re raising your newborn baby – uncover the ups and downs and prepare yourself for the challenges
● The best way to balance your work-life and parent-life – ensure that you are there for your child while still providing for your family
● Helpful information on a newborn’s development – know all about their emotional, mental, and social advancements in life
● The true needs of your child – surefire ways to build an everlasting relationship with your toddler filled with trust and love
● Some of the best advice that new dads need to evolve during fatherhood and give their children the best life they deserve

And much more.

Fatherhood is a journey.

If you’re still

The First Time Father The Expectant Survival Guide for First-Time Dads Through Pregnancy Journey

Prepare yourself for the sudden twists and turns of fatherhood with this personal account of a father-of-three who tells it like it is

What if I don’t know what to do when the baby cries?

Am I giving my partner the support she needs?

How expensive is raising babies?

There’s no denying that becoming a first-time father will be one of the biggest events in your life.

Pregnancy is a huge game-changer.

And it’s no surprise that for many expecting dads, it can be very daunting.

You might be wondering where to start, how you can help, and what to do when the baby comes.

Mothers always have the upper hand when it comes to preparing for a baby since there are tons of resources out there for mothers-to-be.

It can seem like expectant dads are just supposed to magically know what to do.

Whether you realize it or not, you will have a huge impact on your child’s life… right from the moment the pregnancy test reads ‘positive’.

The question is: How can you become a positive influence, overcome unexpected challenges, and be there for your partner and baby?

Babies don’t emerge from the womb with a how-to manual.

Luckily, a little advice from an experienced father will go a long way in surviving the transformation from man to father.

The First-Time Father is filled with honest guidance from a father who’s been there (three times!), made every mistake possible, and survived to tell the story.

Now you can step into fatherhood with as little stress as possible.

In The First-Time Father, you will discover:

● Carefully structured steps to navigate you during stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and coming home with your newborn
● Practical tools you need to prepare for fatherhood and guide you through the pregnancy journey and post-delivery
● Clear directions for raising a newborn and cultivating a healthy father-child relationship as your baby grows — with age-appropriate games and discipline techniques
● A week-by-week outline of pregnancy phases so that you know w

“I LOVE SEX, I LOVE MYSELF” (UNMASKING SEXUAL DEPRESSION, HEALING AND WINNING THE BATTLE WITHIN. FREE YOURSELF FROM YOURSELF, BY LOVING YOURSELF!!! )

How to Understand a Sexually Active Person Post Sexual Trauma
Regardless of how old a person is or their gender, sexual violence impacts an individual far past any of the physical injuries…
The emotional trauma of being sexually assaulted or raped can be life-shattering, leaving the person feeling alone, ashamed, and in fear. The good news is that blaming yourself, feeling defective and helpless are NOT reality. As difficult as it must seem, there are strategies and techniques that will help you come to terms with the unfortunate circumstances in your life so you can regain your sense of trust and safety, and learn how to heal and move forward in your life.
Understanding Sexual Repression/Depression.
Shame around any form of nudity
Discomfort or shock when viewing anything sexual on TV or in the movies
Shaming you for sexually expressing yourself in any way (i.e., You dirty boy, take your hand off of there!”),
Dirty, bad, and/or wrong labels for sex (Dirty magazines)
Anything having to do with sexuality is a family secret, stiff gender roles, and punishment for any type of sexual expression

If you follow the training in this book, it is very likely that you will have the tools necessary to never fall back into toxic shame, depression/repression, etc.… again.

The Infinite Tree & The Rivers of Time: Time, Experience, & The Foundations of Reality

Somewhere near the heart of existence, shimmers the ethereal beauty of the mystery of Time. Though seemingly familiar to us all, time harbours secrets that penetrate the very deepest levels of reality, and though we feel certain in our conviction that we’re swept forth upon the crest of its never-ending flow, with Einstein’s discovery of relativity came what is perhaps the most stunning realisation in the entire history of scientific thought – the wondrously breathtaking revelation that in reality, there’s actually no such thing as the passage of time…

How can this extraordinary truth be reconciled with the reality we so surely suppose to experience? What does it mean for the very human concerns of life and death, free will, identity, and self? What should it mean for our philosophy? And how should it inform our world view?

The search for answers leads through the fantastical realm of quantum physics, and the strange parallel worlds it describes, as we discover that the answers which such questions provoke, are perhaps even more profound than the questions themselves.

Buried deep within the riddle of time, lies the staggering beauty of the world. As we peel back the layers to try and sneak a glimpse into eternity, we find a light shining not only upon the nature of reality, but on the nature of ourselves…

A Wonder In the Garden

learn abut the rich ecology, the web of life and natural wonders that live just outside our doors, in gardens parks or cracks in pavements. When you learn what to look for these are as rich and as awesome as a distant rainforest. Unable to travel to find wonders? You dont have to.