In Search of Satisfaction

In Search of Satisfaction Author J. California Cooper
ISBN-10 0385467869
Year 2010-12-29
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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The folk flavor of her storytelling has earned her constant comparison to Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, but through four collections of short stories and two novels, J. California Cooper has proven that hers is a wholly original talent --one that embraces readers in an ever-widening circle from one book to the next. With In Search Of Satisfaction, Cooper gracefully portrays men and women, some good and others wickedly twisted, caught in their individual thickets of want and need. On a once-grand plantation in Yoville, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use," a freed slave named Josephus fathers two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang, by two different women. His desire, to give Yinyang and himself money and opportunities, oozes through the family like an elixir, melding with the equally strong yearnings of Yoville's other residents, whose tastes don't complement their neighbors'. What Josephus buries in his life affects generations to come. J. California Cooper's unfettered view of sin, forgiveness, and redemption gives In Search Of Satisfaction a singular richness that belies its universal themes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In Search of Satisfaction

In Search of Satisfaction Author J. California Cooper
ISBN-10 9780307778628
Year 2010-12-29
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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With In Search Of Satisfaction, Cooper gracefully portrays men and women, some good and others wickedly twisted, caught in their individual thickets of want and need on a once-grand plantation. In Yoville, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use," a freed slave named Josephus fathers two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang, by two different women. His desire to give Yinyang and himself money and opportunities oozes through the family like an elixir. In seeking the legacy left by their father, Ruth and Yinyang pull each other, their families, and their Yoville neighbors into a vortex of ever-powerful emotion.

In Search of Satisfaction

In Search of Satisfaction Author J. California Cooper
ISBN-10 9780385467865
Year 1995
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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Recounts the life of Josephus, a freed slave whose desire for wealth for him and his illegitimate daughter affects the whole community

In Search of Elegance

In Search of Elegance Author Michel Lincourt
ISBN-10 9780773517530
Year 1999
Pages 409
Language en
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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What is architecture? How is it made? How is it judged? These fundamental questions have intrigued architects for centuries. While the questions are philosophical, the answers have important ramifications for architectural practice. In Search of Elegance provides answers to these complex questions and, in so doing, develops a new theory for the practice of architecture and urban design.

The Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Author Nicholas Lore
ISBN-10 9781451626032
Year 2012-01-03
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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DO YOU JUMP OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING AND RUSH TO A JOB YOU LOVE? Or is the work you once enjoyed now just a way to pay the bills? Perhaps you're even doubting your career choice altogether. Let The Pathfinder guide you to a more engaging, fulfilling work life. Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of over 10,000 people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career -- or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You'll learn: * How to design your new career direction step by step so that it fits your talents, personality, needs, goals, values, and is, at the same time, practical and attainable * How to deal successfully with the "yeah but" voices in your head that keep you going back to the same old ill-fitting job, day after day * How to land the perfect job in your new field, plus tips on writing a really exceptional résumé, personal marketing, and networking (even for those who hate to network) Whether you're a seasoned professional in search of a career change or a beginner just entering the working world, you want to make the right choices from the beginning. No matter where you are in your journey, if you want work to be more of a dance than a drag, The Pathfinder will expertly coach you through the process of designing a career you will love.

Happiness and the Limits of Satisfaction

Happiness and the Limits of Satisfaction Author Deal Wyatt Hudson
ISBN-10 0847681408
Year 1996
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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In classical and medieval times, happiness was defined as 'well-being, ' a notion that included moral goodness. Today happiness is most often defined as 'well-feeling, ' and identified with subjective states such as satisfaction and peace of mind. Deal Hudson argues that the prevailing view is dangerous in politics as well as ethics, creating individuals with no other sense of obligation than finding personal satisfaction, regardless of the moral and spiritual cost to themselves and others. Hudson calls for a return to the classical tradition: no one should be called 'happy' who cannot also be called morally good. However, a contemporary version of happiness should also go beyond the classical notion by making room in the happy life for suffering and passion. Using the history of the idea of happiness as a backdrop to a critique of contemporary views, Hudson examines happiness from philosophical, religious, psychological, sociological, literary, and political points of view for example, he shows how the tension between the two definitions of happiness is at the heart of the Declaration of Independence. The result is an excellent overview of the history of an idea as well as a compelling argument for moral and political change in our time."

Satisfaction

Satisfaction Author Gregory Berns
ISBN-10 080507600X
Year 2005-09-01
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Draws on such fields as neuoscience, economics, and evolutionary psychology to address the question of how to find a more satisfying way to live, arguing that the key to satisfaction lies in the complexity and challenge in one's life.

In Search of Satisfaction

In Search of Satisfaction Author Lenora Aileen Barnes-Wright
ISBN-10 OCLC:58972404
Year 2004
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Abstract: This research provides an in-depth view of the decision-making process used by African-American parents when enrolling their children in church or faith-based schools. The specific questions guiding this research project were: What do African-American mothers believe are the primary purposes of education for their children? Why have some African-American families chosen to not enroll their daughters and sons in public schools? What are the factors that lead individual African-American mothers to look to faith-based education for their children's education? What specific criteria do African-American mothers use when considering and selecting an educational program for their children? What sacrifices are African-American families willing to make in order to secure a quality educational experience for their children? This study was conducted using the Delphi Method which requires the establishment of a panel of experts with whom the research questions can be explored. African-American mothers or other primary caregivers who 1) attended a selected African-American protestant congregation; and, 2) had children enrolled in a faith-based school in grades kindergarten through eight, were recruited to serve on the panel. Nineteen mothers agreed to serve as expert-participants. The Delphi process included an initial round during which expert-participants responded to an 8-item open-ended questionnaire that was issued online. Subsequently, a questionnaire of 151 position statements was developed from the synthesized responses. Sixty of the position statements were appropriate for use with the Delphi Method. At the completion of the study, panel members achieved consensus on 47 items that explored: 1) the purposes of Kindergarten to 8th grade education; 2) the factors why families looked beyond public schools to choose faith-based schools; and, 3) the components of an ideal K through 8th grade education. Areas where consensus was not achieved provided additional information in exploring the differing perceptions and beliefs that existed within the families represented. Additional descriptive data regarding the families' experiences with faith-based education were gained through the statistical analysis of the remaining items. Consensus was achieved when 80% of the responses fell within two points on a 6-point Likert scale.

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed Author Peter N. Stearns
ISBN-10 9780814788554
Year 2012-04-30
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food shortages are nearly eliminated, infant and maternal mortality has fallen dramatically, birth control is both readily available and effective, education levels are higher, and internal violence is significantly reduced. Modernity’s blessings are many and bountiful—but has modernity really made us happy? Satisfaction Not Guaranteed is a book about the modern condition, and why the gains of living in modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have not proved more satisfying than they have. It examines why real results that paralleled earlier anticipations of progress have not generated the ease and contentment that the same forecasters assumed would apply to modern life. Employing his trademark inquiry of emotions in American history, Peter N. Stearns asks why, if modern life has been generally characterized by measurable themes of progress, abundance, and improvement, are people not happier or more content with their lot in life? Why is there an increased incidence of psychological depression, anxiety, and the sense that no one has ever reached a pinnacle of happiness or contentment? It’s not so much that modernity went wrong, but rather that it has not gone as swimmingly as was anticipated. Satisfaction Not Guaranteed uses concrete examples from both history and the present, such as happiness surveys, to discuss how as a society we might better juggle the demands of modern life with the pursuit of happiness.

Meditation

Meditation Author Sri Chinmoy
ISBN-10 0884974448
Year 1978
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Aum Publications
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One of the most authoritative and comprehensive books on the subject-a major resource. One prominent feature is this meditation master's simple and clear answers to 150 questions asked by seekers over the years.

Family

Family Author J. California Cooper
ISBN-10 9780307778581
Year 2011-01-12
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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In this wise, beguiling, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, award-winning playwright and author J. California Cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family.

In Search of Satisfaction

In Search of Satisfaction Author J. California Cooper
ISBN-10 0385467869
Year 2010-12-29
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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The folk flavor of her storytelling has earned her constant comparison to Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, but through four collections of short stories and two novels, J. California Cooper has proven that hers is a wholly original talent --one that embraces readers in an ever-widening circle from one book to the next. With In Search Of Satisfaction, Cooper gracefully portrays men and women, some good and others wickedly twisted, caught in their individual thickets of want and need. On a once-grand plantation in Yoville, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use," a freed slave named Josephus fathers two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang, by two different women. His desire, to give Yinyang and himself money and opportunities, oozes through the family like an elixir, melding with the equally strong yearnings of Yoville's other residents, whose tastes don't complement their neighbors'. What Josephus buries in his life affects generations to come. J. California Cooper's unfettered view of sin, forgiveness, and redemption gives In Search Of Satisfaction a singular richness that belies its universal themes. From the Trade Paperback edition.