Meredith Willson America s Music Man

Meredith Willson  America s Music Man Author Bill Oates
ISBN-10 9781420835236
Year 2005
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Marjorie Raskin takes readers through a lifetime coping with panic attacks that seemed to come from nowhere and shows how she was able, in her fifties, to manage her problems after confronting hidden feeling about being abused as a child in both overt and subtle ways. Her symptoms were treated primarily by psychotherapy, something rarely described in other books. Marjorie believes in using medication for Panic Disorder, but feels that therapy's role in helping anxious individuals resolve their underlying problems is too often dismissed, leaving them markedly dissatisfied with themselves and their lives. This book offers hope, understanding, and direction to individuals who recurrently endure attacks that make them feel about to run, scream, die, or go crazy. It also adds to the understanding of those with less severe anxiety symptoms. Many individual will identify with some of the situations Marjorie describes -bringing up two children as a single parent, working to appear confident in competitive work situations, and re-entering the singles world in her fifties, a Valium in her pocket. Marjorie's professional work allows her to naturally incorporate the evolving saga of psychiatry's attempts to understand and cure panic and anxiety into her own story.

Deconstructing Harold Hill

Deconstructing Harold Hill Author Scott Miller
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105028684350
Year 2000
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Drama
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This is a book for all fans of musical theatre, and a must for directors and actors.

Detroit Country Music

Detroit Country Music Author Craig Maki
ISBN-10 9780472052011
Year 2013-10-11
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher University of Michigan Press
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The first book to tell the story of country music in Detroit

May the Thoughts Be with You

May the Thoughts Be with You Author Charlotte Reid
ISBN-10 9781781804544
Year 2014-11-03
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster of ups and downs. May the Thoughts Be with You is a collection of positive thoughts and drawings to encourage you, and like a supportive friend, it will help you to move through life with more joy, clarity and a stronger sense of purpose. Charlotte created these illustrated, often humorous thoughts to improve her own life while suffering from depression. When she later became ill with RSI from her office job, Charlotte plucked up the courage to resign and compile the thoughts into a book, which she self-published. The response she received was overwhelmingly positive, with customers at her market stall in London's Notting Hill regularly bursting into laughter or tears of relief on reading one of the thoughts that spoke directly to them. Thousands of copies of her self-published book have sold by word of mouth alone, which has led to Hay House working with Charlotte to publish this edition so that May the Thoughts Be with You can reach and inspire even more people!

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Author Harper Lee
ISBN-10 9781473517714
Year 2014-07-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

Salem Falls

Salem Falls Author Jodi Picoult
ISBN-10 9781416549352
Year 2007
Pages 514
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When Jack St. Bride arrives by chance in the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls, he decides to reinvent himself. Tall, blond, and handsome, Jack was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep school—until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his reputation. Now, working for minimum wage washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, Jack buries his past, content to become the mysterious stranger who has appeared out of the blue. With ghosts of her own haunting her, Addie Peabody is as cautious around men ad Jack St. Bride is around women. But as this unassuming stranger steps smoothly into the diner's daily routine, she finds him fitting just as comfortably inside her heart - and slowly, a gentle, healing love takes hold between them. Yet planting roots in Salem Falls may prove fateful for Jack. Amid the white-painted centuries-old churches, a quartet of bored, privileged teeage girls have formed a coven that is crossing the line between amusment and malicious intent. Quick to notice the attractive new employee at Addie's diner, the girls turn Jack's world upside down with a shattering allegation that causes history to repeat itself - and forces Jack to proclaim his innocence once again. Suddenly nothing in Salem Falls is as it seems; a safe haven turns dangerous, an innocent girl meets evil face-to-face, a dishwasher with a Ph.D. is revealed to be an ex-con. As Jack's hidden past catches up with him, the seams of this tiny town begin to tear, and the emerging truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray.