Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer's assistant, and somehow they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He's blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel but, above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.
"I think of karma"
Originally written in Icelandic in the 13th century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear.
"Passionate, Poetic, Bloody, Heroic, & Tragic Saga"
Life at 15 isn't easy for a girl if she's shy and hates the way she looks. Each day is heaven or hell, depending on who talks to her, or who doesn't. So when she's finally accepted by a group, she doesn't refuse their party games, even if it means taking LSD. Soon she's taking little pills to wake up and others to go to sleep, and the days begin to blur. Based on a 15-year-old's diary, Go Ask Alice is the intimate account of one girl's fatal journey into the world of drug addiction.
"WE WERE ALL LIED TO. THIS IS FICTION PEOPLE!!!"
This is the original study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor; provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects; poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book; and, features non-sexist language.
"Helps me understand addicts in my life."
Picking up the story where it left off, the controversial protagonist of cult classic Diary of an Oxygen Thief retools his advertising skills to seduce women online. It's a pursuit that quickly becomes a dangerous fixation, often requiring even more creativity and deception than his award-winning ad campaigns. Dazzling, daunting, and darkly hilarious, this spellbinding sequel is a spectacular indictment of a modern love twisted beyond recognition.
A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football - the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season - sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football League.
"As a football lover, enjoyable story"
This self-described “Midwestern mom” found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse.
El sultan ha sido enganado por una esposa y condena a muerte a cuanta mujer se case con el despues de la noche de bodas. Sherezada aplaza su destino contandole cada noche un cuento que se interrumpe en el momento culminante y hace que el sultan, interesado, le vaya perdonando su vida para que ella continue con la historia.
"I Did not expect it"
A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle.
This is a comprehensive study of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous ,with hundreds of questions asked and answered. A rich resource to learn and understand alcoholism and a study of the 12 steps. Can be used for groups, for sponsors, and as a standalone. Chapters include: The Doctor's Opinion, Bill's Story, How It Works, There Is a Solution, More About Alcoholism, We Agnostics, Into Action, Working With Others, and A Vision For You.
The sultan has been cheated by his wife and in revenge, marries a collection of women and sentences them to death after the wedding night. Scherezade postpones her fate by telling him every night a story that is interrrupted at a culminating moment.
This guide is written as a quick reference to provide the listener with methods of detachment, setting boundaries, and letting go with the substance abuser in your life. Applying the ideas within will certainly help you experience more peace in your life and bring about less tension between you and the addict.
"Easy to follow, a great source of advice!"
Does it feel like no matter what you try, your husband or wife won't stop drinking? Are you tired of constantly obsessing over your spouse's alcoholism? Do you want to learn how to find serenity in the midst of the chaos you're dealing with?This plan for dealing with an alcoholic spouse will change your life forever! These are proven methods that have helped tens of thousands of people all over the world learn how to cope with family members and friends who are addicted to alcohol.
La vida de un picaro espanol. La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades es el titulo completo de la novela anonima que al ser publicada en 1554, creo todo un genero, el de la novela picaresca. Es un relato agil, hecho en primera persona por el protagonista, nacido a la orilla de Tormes, el rio que pasa por Salamanca, y que desde su primera infancia lleva una penosa existencia de vagabundeo y de servidumbre, en especial para un ciego, del cual toma el apodo de lazarillo.
"I read this book in spanish 40 years ago"
A remorseful insider brings us a hard-earned truth: prison is effective. While years behind bars helped him see where his life went off the rails, it also helped him create a system for how former inmates can get back on track.
In 1904 the Scottish town of Selkirk held a three-day event to raise funds to replace a wooden bridge destroyed in a flood two years earlier. As part of the event, the organizers sold a story collection called The Book o' the Brig. Most of the stories were written by locals - but one stood out because it starred Holmes and Watson.
The truth only fiction can tell.... This is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.
The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world—some invented and some real.
"Narrator ruins it"
A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing?
I know exactly how you feel right now. When I started looking for help, I was exhausted from living with someone who was addicted to alcohol. I was lonely, frustrated, confused, deeply hurt, anxious, mad, worried, filled with fear, and out of ideas.
"Very practical guide"
The oldest long poem in Old English, written about AD 1,000, Beowulf tells the story of a great warrior of southern Scandinavia, in both youth and maturity. The monster Grendel terrorizes the Scyldings of Hrothgar's Danish Kingdom until Beowulf defeats him. As a result, he has to face her enraged mother. Beowulf dies after a battle against a fierce dragon.
"Beowulf lives again!"