Autobiography Of A Little Jamaican Boy Survival Of A Delicate Orchid Among Thorny Weeds

Autobiography Of A Little Jamaican Boy  Survival Of A Delicate Orchid Among Thorny Weeds Author Kenneth G. Blake
ISBN-10 9781682891711
Year 2016-04-19
Pages
Language en
Publisher Page Publishing Inc
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The story is about a premature child, who survived a primitive and hostile post slavery environment- and grew up in poverty with a single unemployed parent and four siblings. The prose, syntax and narrative of the book is uniquely island and it is colored with British and American cultural experiences. That is why the author has included personal details which have significantly influenced his life-and taught him lessons such as, how to grow and bloom in the [concrete] jungle of thorns: Irritating and choking circumstances! The book introduces the reader to historical accounts of the Author's country of origin: Jamaica West Indies. Then the book elaborates on the island's period of enslavement, bloody struggle for freedom, and subsequent birth of the nation. The reason some history and culture is included is to establish a background for the life story of the little Jamaican boy. His roller coaster life has exposed the boy (now man’s) strengths and weaknesses. Just when it seemed that he is on top, he then slides down a steep slope! And, up again! This has been the story of how his life has been. What should the reader take away from how the writer has lived his life? This Autobiography, tells the life story of a premature baby who had survived in rural Jamaica without available intensive postnatal care facilities. How? He was carried about, fastened to a pillow, with a caring and professional rural family doctor, and a loving young mother. The delicate little baby, like a beautiful orchid, grew up, and in time faced life's struggles. He struggled at play, school, work as an immigrant and as a soldier in the British Army, and especially in marriages. He has had many successes and as many failures. He has given honest accounts of his mistakes, remedial actions and recovery. The book is written to help those who face difficulties and are not able to think positively, or able to view problems as opportunities. It was written to show versatility, strength, determination, adaptability, and faith in the Almighty. These are the qualities that have allowed the writer to be happy and content. Blake hopes the reader takes all these qualities away from the reading.

Surviving Myself

Surviving Myself Author Laura Quinn
ISBN-10 9781452544267
Year 2012-02-01
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher BalboaPress
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"Surviving Myself is a descriptive autobiography of one woman’s journey through disgracing portal of terror. Her determination to stay open to survival is inspiring. She discovers the will to choose a healthy spiritual way of seeing life; which has given to her the realization that the right and perfect relationship is within our capacity to forgive." - Patty Luckenback, MA, DD., author of Land of Tears is a Secret Place and Kingdom of Heart

Autopsy Anatomy of Survival

Autopsy  Anatomy of Survival Author Jr Goodson
ISBN-10 9781440111983
Year 2009-01
Pages 460
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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"Autopsy, Anatomy of Survival is an analysis of my own struggles as a skinny, scared kid born prior to The Great Depression of the 1930s and my experiences surviving the Depression, WWII, college, and post-war periods."

Living with Crohn s Disease A Story Of Survival Autobiography By Paul Davies

Living with Crohn   s Disease A Story Of Survival  Autobiography By Paul Davies Author Paul Davies
ISBN-10 1467008966
Year 2012-02-22
Pages 76
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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My name is Paul, and I’ve suffered with Crohn’s Disease for thirty years. This is my story of how I’ve survived. It includes the agony I went through for eighteen months before being diagnosed with CD, what drove me over the edge to try and take my own life one cold and bleak December night, and why smoking cannabis helped relieve my symptoms but soon turned into a serious drug addiction and a different lifestyle that wasn’t me. I’ve learnt how to deal with the emotional side a lot better now, and whether you are a patient or a friend of a patient, please remember to stay positive. You will have bad days, but when the good days do come, live and enjoy them to the full. This is what keeps me going.

The Autobiography of Maria Callas

The Autobiography of Maria Callas Author Alma H. Bond
ISBN-10 0913559482
Year 1998-04-01
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher Alma Bond
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The Autobiography Of Maria Callas: A Novel, by Alma H. Bond, is a fictionalized account of the well-known and not-so-widely known details of the tempestuous and passionate, creative and private life of the internationally acclaimed diva. The soaring heights of her talents, the doubts and fears of her decline written from a psychological, highly controversial perspective:

Adhd

Adhd Author Richard C. Kuendig
ISBN-10 0954172329
Year 2003-09-01
Pages 241
Language en
Publisher Richard Kuendig, Dr.
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Everyone has heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, but most do not know very much about what it is really like to suffer from the debilitating, destructive condition. Conflictive reports in the media and even from healthcare practitioners leave parents of ADHD children and ADHD individuals confused, afraid and unsure of what to do. In this unique book, Dr. Kuendig takes the reader on a journey through the life of an individual with ADHD- himself- and shares his understanding of the peaks and valleys of the disorder both from the viewpoint of a clinical psychologist and an afflicted person. Before parents and caregivers assume that living with ADHD is not really all that difficult, they should make reading this book their number one priority!

Autobiography of a Ghost

Autobiography of a Ghost Author Glen A. Just
ISBN-10 9780615395623
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Eagle Entertainment USA
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Born to a schizophrenic mother and an alcoholic father, Just's childhood was a struggle for survival. He shares not only his personal experiences, but inspires and coaches the reader in the techniques of mind expansion and psychic enhancement that he has found so useful and productive in his own life.

The Autobiography of Leon Rubach

The Autobiography of Leon Rubach Author Leon Rubach
ISBN-10 9781449093297
Year 2010-03-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher Author House
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It's 1940 and Polish Jews have been moved into ghettos. One woman has a chance to escape with her two young children to a nearby cafe. There a sympathetic Turk has identity papers for the three of them with false names, nationality and religion. They must pretend to be Moslem Turks with no knowledge of the religion or language, and live for years in the middle of a Nazi neighborhood. The boy's playmates are Hitler Youth and his baby brother is indoctrinated to be an anti-Semite. Constantly suspected by the Gestapo, he is threatened at gunpoint to confess his true identity. He is asked to translate Polish into Turkish, and must even perform the Turkish national anthem, all without any knowledge of a word of Turkish. This book tells a rare account of a courageous woman's desperate fight to save her children from certain death.

The Autobiography of Ozaki Yukio

The Autobiography of Ozaki Yukio Author Yukio Ozaki
ISBN-10 0691050953
Year 2001
Pages 455
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Ozaki Yukio, who was returned to his seat in the Japanese Diet twenty-five times, served in that body from its inception in 1890 to 1953. He was several times a cabinet member and, for ten years, mayor of Tokyo. A strong advocate of representative government, he both witnessed and propelled Japan's transformation from a late feudal society to a modern state. His autobiography, available in English for the first time, gives an insider's account of key episodes and leaders over seven decades of Japanese history. Ozaki's political life spanned the Meiji rise to power and Japan's defeat in World War II, and he played a significant role in each phase of that epic. As a young reporter, he gained preeminence with incisive calls for supremacy in East Asia. A European trip that showed him the devastation of World War I converted him to advocacy of arms reduction and international cooperation. He watched with dismay as Japan encountered isolation and military disaster. Known for the courage of his convictions, he became a marked man, carrying a death poem in his pocket. His sturdy independence survived the American Occupation, as he deplored his associates' readiness to heed occupation dictates. Ozaki's story reverberates with the immediacy of his personal knowledge of every major Japanese political figure for three-quarters of a century. It is the account of a man who made history as well as writing it. His story is the story of modern Japan. Through it, readers will gain first-hand knowledge of Japanese constitutional history, one with rich relevance for contemporary Japanese politics.

Autobiography of a Sadhu

Autobiography of a Sadhu Author Rampuri
ISBN-10 9781594779718
Year 2010-02-22
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first insider account of an ancient and secretive tradition • By the first foreigner to become a member, and later an elder, of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas • Filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities • With lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, and Indian culture woven throughout After traveling at age 18 from his native California to India in 1969, Rampuri was drawn to the Naga Babas, an ancient and wild order of naked yogis whom he calls the “Hell’s Angels of Indian Spirituality.” Organized into a sect by Adi Shankara in the 5th century BC, the Naga Babas see themselves as the ultimate protectors of the Sanatan Dharma, or what we call the Hindu religion. Rampuri became a disciple of a Naga Baba--a master shaman sadhu--from Rajasthan and, as foretold by astrological prophecy, soon found himself the first foreigner to become an initiate of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas with more than 50,000 sadhu members. From drinking the “Nectar of Immortality” at the source of the Ganges River to allegations of tantric murder, this autobiography is filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities, with lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, mantra, and Indian culture woven throughout. Through his journey of extremes, Rampuri takes us into the mystic heart of India.

Worth the Room

Worth the Room Author Paul Lachlan Peck
ISBN-10 9780595335220
Year 2004-11
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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The author was a much loved and much wanted child by his parents, Paul and Caroline. However, no one could foresee the events that followed his birth, events that just as easily could have put his name on a prison roster rather than in Marquis' Who's Who in America and other such volumes. This is a story of survival from a childhood of emotional and extreme physical abuse. It is also the story of surviving four near-death experiences, as well as the parallel story of his development as a minister, healer and psychic. Furthermore, it is the story of the manner by which he came to terms with his gender identity. Finally, it is the story of a lifetime of proving/realizing that he really is worth the room he takes up on earth. The author takes you on a journey that you will not soon forget.

The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell Author Bertrand Russell
ISBN-10 9781317835042
Year 2014-04-23
Pages 760
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Nobel Prize winner for Literature and was imprisoned several times as a result of his pacifism. His views on religion, education, sex, politics and many other topics, made him one of the most read and revered writers of the age. This, his autobiography, is one of the most compelling and vivid ever written. This one-volume, compact paperback edition contains an introduction by the politician and scholar, Michael Foot, which explores the status of this classic nearly 30 years after the publication of the final volume.

Autobiography of a Face

Autobiography of a Face Author Lucy Grealy
ISBN-10 0547524129
Year 1994-09-27
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A New York Times Notable Book “This is a young woman’s first book, the story of her own life, and both book and life are unforgettable.” —New York Times “Engaging and engrossing, a story of grace as well as cruelty, and a demonstration of [Grealy's] own wit and style and class."—Washington Post Book World This powerful memoir is about the premium we put on beauty and on a woman's face in particular. It took Lucy Grealy twenty years of living with a distorted self-image and more than thirty reconstructive procedures before she could come to terms with her appearance after childhood cancer and surgery that left her jaw disfigured. As a young girl, she absorbed the searing pain of peer rejection and the paralyzing fear of never being loved.