Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain

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Little A #ad - She spends months at home, with her dogs as her only source of companionship, battling a personality she no longer recognizes and her shock and rage over losing simple functions she’d taken for granted. By the end of the week, a neurologist delivers a devastating prognosis: Sarah suffered a traumatic brain injury that has caused her IQ to plummet, with no hope of recovery.

Her life is consumed by fear and shame until a chance encounter gives Sarah hope that her brain can heal. The searing, wry memoir about a woman’s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury. When sarah vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she’s walked away unscathed.

Over years of frustrating setbacks and uncertain triumphs, Sarah comes to terms with her disability and finds love with a woman who helps her embrace a new, accepting sense of self. That conversation lights a small flame of determination, if unpredictable, painstakingly reteaching herself to read and write, and eventually reentering the workforce and a new, and Sarah begins to push back, life.

Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain #ad - In this highly intimate account of devastation and renewal, Sarah pulls back the curtain on life with traumatic brain injury, an affliction where the wounds are invisible and the lasting effects are often misunderstood. The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she’s led from work to the emergency room.

Her brain has irrevocably changed. Afraid of judgment and deemed no longer fit for work, Sarah isolates herself from the outside world.

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The Boy Between Worlds: A Biography

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Amazon Crossing #ad - The child they have together, brown skinned and blue eyed, brings the couple great joy yet raises some eyebrows. Through the cruelty of world war ii, he will fight for a connection between his father’s South American birthplace and his mother’s European traditions. She was a thirty-seven-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband.

It’s also the quest of a young boy. From the amazon charts bestselling author of An American Princess comes the true story of an unconventional family divided by war and prejudice during WWII. When they fell in love in 1928, Rika and Waldemar could not have been more different. He was her immigrant boarder, not yet twenty, and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves.

The Boy Between Worlds: A Biography #ad - Until the nazi occupation of the Netherlands explodes their promising life. What unfolds is more than the astonishing story of a love that prevailed over convention. Lost and displaced for much of his life, but with a legacy of resilience in his blood, he will struggle to find his place in the world. Moving deftly between personal experience and the devastating machinations of war, love, The Boy Between Worlds is an unforgettable journey of hope, and courage in the face of humanity’s darkest hour.

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A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing

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Bazi Publishing #ad - Told with brutal honesty, and a haunting vulnerability, astonishing wit, A Few Minor Adjustments is an unforgettable memoir that captures the horrors and triumphs of one woman’s harrowing quest to find life-saving answers. The persistent malady led to years of suffering, sometimes careless, during which her symptoms time and again were undiagnosed by well-meaning healthcare professionals who were sometimes competent, sometimes absurd, and always baffled.

The anguish, the uncertainty, and the relentless pain would have caused many people to simply give up and end their lives—and Cherie came close. In the end, she finds much more than a diagnosis. Cherie kephart traveled the world from the remote villages of Central Africa to the majestic coastlines of New Zealand until a mysterious illness thrust her to the precipice of death.

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All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes

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Arcade #ad - It is a treat for csi junkies, murder mystery and thriller readers, and anyone seeking a clear-eyed guide to a subject that touches us all. Cutting through hype, accident, and criminal dismemberment; and about investigating mass fatalities due to war, romanticism, or natural disaster, and cliché, murder, she recounts her first dissection; her own first acquaintance with a loved one’s death; the mortal remains in her lab and at burial sites as well as scenes of violence, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Book of the year, 2018 saltire literary awardsa crimereads best true Crime Book of the MonthFor fans of Caitlin Doughty, Kathy Reichs, and CSI shows, Mary Roach, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame sue black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist.

All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes #ad - She has lived her life eye to eye with the grim reaper, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir of a woman whose first paying job as a schoolgirl was to apprentice in a butcher shop, and she writes vividly about it in this book, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives.

While professor black tells of tragedy, she also infuses her stories with a wicked sense of humor and much common sense. She uses key cases to reveal how forensic science has developed and what her work has taught her about human nature. Acclaimed by bestselling crime writers and fellow scientists alike, All That Remains is neither sad nor macabre.

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ALS Saved My Life... until it didn't

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#ad - But what do we do when nothing goes as we had hoped? how do we cope with unpredictable changes in body and spirit – changes that require constant shifting of our view of ourself, other people, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and the world? Jenni, diagnosed in 2009 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS, has been forced to find answers to these questions every day.

Most people know life will not necessarily go as they planned. With the hope of helping others move forward after life-altering events, Jenni shares her story of life with ALS, outlining both the practical and existential changes needed to adapt and thrive. Embodying the idea that courage does not always roar, radical acceptance, Jenni reveals the combination of self-reflection, grit, and social support that have allowed her to remain true to herself while living her life to the fullest.

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Hesitant Hope: A memoir of anguish, endurance and healing.

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FriesenPress #ad - In 2013, helen devries received a death sentence – stage IV cancer of the appendix. While cancer treatments continue to evolve, statistics remain ominous – 1 in 2 Canadians can be expected to develop cancer in their lifetime. A lucid, unflinching look at a subject that will touch almost everyone at some point in their life.

Her only hope was a drastic surgery that would take twenty hours and require removing the contents of her abdomen and flushing the peritoneal cavity with highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy – an extremely invasive procedure requiring days in intensive care and weeks in the hospital. The alternative was three to six months of symptom-free living followed by palliative care for another two and a half to three years… “but certainly not five years.

Hesitant Hope: A memoir of anguish, endurance and healing. #ad - The hipec hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment would take place at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, but to even qualify for the procedure would require a six-month chemotherapy regime. Hesitant hope maps out the psychological landscape she and those close to her had to cross and illustrates the importance of a strong support network of family and friends.

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Dear Girls Above Me: Inspired by a True Story

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Three Rivers Press #ad - His followers multiplied and he got the attention of everyone from celebrities to production studios to major media outlets such as Time and Glamour. Now dear girls breaks out of the 140-character limit as Charlie imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of the girls to the test. After being unceremoniously dumped by the girl he was certain was “the one, ” Charlie realized his neighbors’ conversations were not only amusing, but also offered him access to a completely uncensored woman’s perspective on the world.

Based on the wildly popular twitter feed Dear Girls Above Me, a roman à clef about how thinking like a couple of girls turned one single guy into a better man. When charlie mcdowell began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors—two impossibly ditzy female roommates in their mid-twenties—on Twitter, his feed quickly went viral.

Dear Girls Above Me: Inspired by a True Story #ad - From the importance of effectively facebook-stalking potential girlfriends and effortlessly pulling off pastel, the girls get Charlie into trouble, to learning when in the early stages of dating is too presumptuous to bring a condom and how to turn food poisoning into a dieting advantage, but they also get him out of it—without ever having a clue of their impact on him.

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Before I Go

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - For the first time, she reveals the worst years of her life—her constant battles with illness and a series of devastating miscarriages, the damaging jealousy of her friend and her struggle to be taken seriously as a writer. But what shines through most is her strength in the face of adversity, Tom, her deep love for her husband, the solace she found in her art and her unmistakable character.

Known for the wit of her writing, Catherine Cookson was the UK’s most widely read novelist during her lifetime. Before i go is the definitive story of her life, in the author’s own candid words. While cookson had authored previous autobiographies, none have truly touched upon the tragedy and personal anguish she experienced until now.

Before I Go #ad - . When her estate discovered this never-before-published memoir in the attic of her home, it was an astonishing find. Before i go is an inspiring story of resilience and a must for any Cookson fan.

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The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out

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Little A #ad - Was it all an ironic cosmic joke? Almost a decade prior, William himself had been living a lie that had lasted for more than twenty years. A candid memoir of denial, betrayal, stolen identities, faking it, and coming out. Do you know me?, the email began, sparking tremors of fear that turned into a full quake of panic when William Dameron discovered that his selfie had been stolen by strangers.

His secret? he was a gay man, a fact he hid from his wife and two daughters for almost as long as he had hidden it from himself. In this emotional and unflinchingly honest memoir of coming out of the closet late in life, and facing the future, the shame and homophobia of his childhood, William Dameron confronts steroid addiction, the sledgehammer of secrets that slowly tore his marriage apart, owning up to the past, and his love for a gay father of three that would once again challenge the boundaries of trust.

The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out #ad - On social networks and dating sites, his image and identity—a forty-year-old straight white male—had been used to hook countless women into believing in lies of love and romance. At the true heart of the lie is a universal story about turning self-doubt into self-acceptance and about pain, anger, and the long journey of both seeking and giving forgiveness.

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Storkbites: A Memoir

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Alluvium Books #ad - Praise for storkbites: a memoir by marie etienne"marie etienne's story of growing up rich in Louisiana, verbal, alcoholic, leads readers on a harrowing tale of abuse of nearly every kind: physical, one of 9 children who are each in some way scarred by the experience, drugs, sexual excess - and above all a family legacy of secret insanity.

Filled with hope, storkbites shows the fierce love between siblings and the determination of one young mother desperate to escape her abusive past. Biography: marie etienne's writing has appeared in numerous publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, and Diablo Magazine. Push/pull, guilt/forgiveness, give/take, love/hate, monetary generosity/emotional stinginess - these kids were jerked this way and that, and none emerged unscathed.

Storkbites: A Memoir #ad - She makes jewelry and steel wire baskets adorned with beads and yarn. In the midst of a divorce, marie sees her handprint on her son's back and vows stop the cycle of abuse-both as victim and perpetrator. Of the nine children, 2 died of either suicide or murder and the others continue, as adults, to struggle in their own ways with their violent heritage.

Etienne describes her own descent into alcoholism and promiscuity as a teenager and young adult, and she is horrified to find herself following her mother's physical abuse tactics with her own two young sons. Murder, christmas celebrations, suicide, and alcoholism overshadow Mardi Gras balls, promiscuity, and a daughter's bittersweet coming-of-age.

Vivid scenes depict daddy, tucking his children into bed, nightly, and hours later, Momma waking them for a beating.

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In Sickness and in Health: A Memoir by Joclyn and Jeremy Krevat

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#ad - Enduring four open heart surgeries, a lost voice, and legitimately gruesome hospital food, an unsympathetic nurse, bedpans, rounds of experimental chemotherapy, a pacemaker, a punctured lung, it seemed the bad news would never end. But with the help of a top-notch medical team, supportive and loving friends and family, they learned the true value of love, courage, a will to live, and a desire to just go home, hope and life.

Joclyn, an occupational therapist, California with their dog, a public school administrator, Jeremy, live in Sacramento, Ramsay. In sickness and in health: the memoir of then newlyweds Joclyn and Jeremy Krevat, an inspiring story of love and survival when their new life together was suddenly interrupted by an extremely rare heart disease, propelling Joclyn to the top of the heart transplant recipient list.

In Sickness and in Health: A Memoir by Joclyn and Jeremy Krevat #ad - Just a few months after their wedding, and a few weeks after running a 10K, a rare autoimmune disease landed Joclyn in the hospital with a failing heart. Their experience received national attention and helped facilitate legislative reform surrounding “surprise medical bills, ” out-of-network bills received when a patient has done everything he possibly can to remain in-network.

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