I don't believe in God, but I miss Him. Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that "this is not my autobiography", the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.
In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube-and revealed to newcomers how he relates to his millions of dedicated followers.Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a side of himself he's rarely shown on or off camera. In this diary-like look at his life since A Work in Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment-with others and himself.Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, poetry, and original photography, Note to Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator turning inward in order to move forward.
Praise for In Due Season «Paul Wilkes's memoir is a love story—and also a story of a struggle with the lover, in his case, God. The son of an immigrant, Wilkes felt that he was called to a priestly vocation, indeed a Trappist vocation. God sent him many signals that this was not his calling. So Paul had to settle for what he thought to be a second-best vocation—a very successful writer. God heaved a sigh of relief. Paul had finally 'got it.' He has written a memoir of the century.» —Andrew Greeley, author, The Catholic Imagination «Paul Wilkes is that rarest of people—a deeply spiritual man who is also an absolutely exquisite writer. His absorbing new memoir reveals the wonderful things that can happen when you allow God to lead you along life's often bumpy path—whether or not you know where the journey will lead. This is a beautifully written, frequently haunting, and always fascinating story of seeking and finding, serving and loving, and—ultimately—dying and rising. Highly recommended.» —James Martin, SJ, author, My Life with the Saints «Paul Wilkes's biography takes us through Paul's life, but through the stages of our own lives as well. As a result, at the end of it we can see how we, too, have become more than we ever thought we could be. Wilkes is a great writer–he has a refreshing style, a direct voice, and a stark and unfurbished honesty, even about himself. In Due Season has all the marks of Augustine's Confessions or Merton's Seven Storey Mountain. It gives the rest of us, whatever we've done, wherever we've been, hope. It helps us see the forest of our lives despite the trees. Read this book. It can put the seasons of your own life into better, broader perspective.» —Joan Chittister, author, Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir Paul Wilkes' In Due Season takes the reader on a moving journey through an extraordinary era's thickets of American Catholic life and belief—opening at last into wisdom, affirmation, and hope. —James Carroll, author, Practicing Catholic and An American Requiem, winner of the National Book Award
Winnie knows that change isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when it means her best friend, Amanda, might be dropping her for someone else. Throw in a grumpy teenage sister, a cat who gets trapped in the wall, and a crush who has pinkeye, and you’ve got one big mess — one that Winnie’s not going to clean up! Winnie’s decided that she’s going to remain exactly the same, no matter what the rest of the world does. But every month brings crazy adventures. A lot can change in a year... maybe even Winnie.
Practical tricks for standing out from the crowd and getting the job you want in the Australian and New Zealand market Applying for jobs in today's tight job market can seem like an overwhelming process. Competition is fierce and employers expect more than ever before from job applicants. With unemployment and redundancies rising, it's simply not a good time to be looking. So how do make yourself stand out? Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies, Second Australian & New Zealand Edition shows you how to catch a recruiter's attention. Presenting a wealth of sample resumes and cover letters, this handy, easy-to-use guide shows you how to write a killer cover letter, format your resume for online use, use social networking to your advantage, and tailor your resume and cover letters for specific positions and companies. Designed specifically for job hunters in Australia and New Zealand Offers practical tips and advice on crafting a great resume and a perfect cover letter for any kind of position Includes advice on addressing government selection criteria Features ten ways to turn off a recruiter and ten tips for the perfect presentation No matter how tough the job market is, a great resume and cover letter combination will help you get the attention you deserve. Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies gives you all the tools and tips you need to get noticed—and get your dream job!
Book DescriptionA Special Forces soldier, working in a secret organization, leads tribal warriors in a war in South East Asia. He loses his humanity and struggles to understand the root of violence within us all. Inspirational, soul searching, informative and uplifting.
A top forex trader reveals how to ease into this market and excel Trading the forex market has become one of the most popular forms of trading, mainly because of its twenty-four-hour access and the fact that there is always a bull market available in this arena. But not everyone is interested in quitting their jobs and spending all day trying to make a living trading. That's where Forex in Five Hours a Week comes in. This book shows readers how they can master a few techniques, focus their efforts on their choice of time frame, and profit in the forex market. Readers with a day job and little time to dedicate to the market will learn all they need to know to capture consistent profits
Полный вариант заголовка: «Peace in believing : a memoir of Isabella Campbell of Fernicarry, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire / [Robert Story]».
Jane Austen is one of the most enduring and skilled English novelists. This volume contains two of her most famous stories: Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Persuasion is a story of twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot, Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Austen's Gothic parody. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers give the story an uncanny air, but one with a decidedly satirical twist.
A modern-day witch hunt is going on in L.A., and Indie risks her life to save her friend Paige, who, along with a group of other mortal teens, has been abducted and taken to Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles, where the most evil and murderous witches and sorcerers are sent after they've been tried for a crime.
Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington. Provides readers with new insights into previously neglected aspects of Washington's life Features original essays from top scholars and popular historians Based on new research from thousands of previously unpublished letters to and from Washington
You'd think twenty-seven years would be enough time to wise up to the rules of love and loss, especially Rule Number 1: Do not, at any time, let him see how much he has hurt you. But no, Izzy Keegan was probably off doing sambuca shots when that lesson was taught. So, starting with public humiliation (that infamous blow-up with her Ex and his new woman... huge mistake), and taking in temporary insanity, rebound sex, and a night in a police cell along the way, Izzy has to make up her own rules for coping with heartbreak. You'd think twenty-seven years would be enough time to wise up to the rules of love and loss. Make that twenty-seven and a bit...
It's been twenty years since Lindsey has seen her old best friend Rachel.Twenty years since she last set foot in Thornbury Hall - the crumbling family estate of the Bagenal family. Since Patrick Bagenal's 18th birthday party and everything that happened.It's time for a reunion.Patrick has decided on one last hurrah before closing the doors of his family home for good. Himself, Lindsey and the old crowd, back together for a weekend.For the secrets to come out.As the weekend draws on some of their old secrets begin to float to the surface. But some secrets should never be told. Sometimes they need to be taken to the grave . . .