When Strangers Meet

Über Begegnungen, die unser Leben bereichern

Author: Kio Stark

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Kio Stark schreibt in ihrem TED Book ›When strangers meet. Über Begegnungen, die unser Leben bereichern‹ über die unsichtbaren Mechanismen und Bedeutungen von ›street interaction‹. Immer sind wir in Eile. Die Augen fest auf das Smartphone gerichtet. Nur selten sind wir aufnahmebereit für etwas Neues oder jemand Unbekanntes. Doch ein Kontakt mit Fremden unterbricht die Routine des Alltags, er kann kreative Energien freisetzen, die Welt öffnen und die Beziehung zu den Orten festigen, an denen wir uns gerade aufhalten. Kio Stark zeigt ganz konkret, wie wir mit Fremden ins Gespräch kommen können, und hat einige abenteuerliche Aufgaben für die Mutigen unter uns parat.

I Don't Want to Go Back to School

Author: Marisabina Russo

Publisher: Greenwillow

ISBN: 9780688046026

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Despite his older sister's dire warnings of all the terrible things that could go wrong on his first day in the second grade, Ben has a wonderful time.

The Moth Diaries

Author: Rachel Klein

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571296564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl dark secrets and a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school, fantasy and reality mingle into a waking nightmare of gothic menace, fuelled by the lusts and fears of adolescence. And at the centre of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or is the narrator trapped in her own fevered imagination?

You Never Know What You Don't Know

The Unwritten Rule of Business from A to Z

Author: Patricia Pitsel

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460254252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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t’s as Easy as A–B–C… Common sense isn’t automatic—it has to be learned. You Never Know What You Don’t Know is a rare primer, designed to provide proven techniques that help young professionals discover and refine the art of getting along with their bosses, co-workers, and business colleagues. Each of the 26 chapters corresponds to a letter of the alphabet and each imparts time-tested wisdom that makes navigating office politics and skilful handling of work relationships accessible to all involved. Both managers and front-line workers will appreciate the easy-to-read format. Following narrative examples of problematic scenarios To Think About sections provide insight to enlighten readers on the core issues inherent in common problem areas. Each chapter concludes with a To Do segment that outlines appropriate strategies to nip problems in the bud. Rather than reading the book sequentially, it’s easy for readers to pick and choose topics relevant to them at any given time. You Never Know What You Don’t Know is sure to smooth operations in any office and improve success at all levels. It’s just common sense.


Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«

How They Spend Their Sundays

Author: Courtney McDermott

Publisher: Whitepoint Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Set in Lesotho and South Africa, Courtney McDermott’s debut story collection unveils a perspective of African life that is both startling and intimate. An Afrikaner woman sleeps with a shotgun because she fears black Africans, an undead garbage man “saves” lives by taking them, a modern day Cinderella struggles to escape the bitter residual constraints of colonialism. These twenty-two tales embrace graphic realism, energetic bursts of truths that may otherwise go unnoticed, and magic.

Don't Go Back to School

A Handbook for Learning Anything

Author: Kio Stark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988949003

Category: Adult education

Page: 204

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A handbook for independent learners based on 100 ethnographic interviews, with guidance, how-to, and interviewee stories.

The Guest List

Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420128809

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Guest List For the first time ever, Abby Mitchell feels that the world is her Oyster. Her first book has found a publisher, a daring new surgery promises to take away the birthmark that mars her lovely face; and there's a new man in her life, a man who sees beyond her flaw. . .into her heart. Best of all, though, is that Abby has been reunited with her sister Mallory. Separated as girls after their parents died in a double tragedy, Abby always dreamed that, one day, they would be together again. But while two loving sisters make up for lost time, danger hides in the shadows. Now, Abby and Mallory have planned a sumptuous party--unaware that their gathering will include and uninvited guest who will do anything to keep the past hidden. . .

Jake's Tower

Author: Elizabeth Laird

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330477900

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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'It's good that I've found this secret place . . . No one can get to to me up there. It's totally safe.' In real life, Jake is never safe. He lives in constant fear of his mother's violent boyfriend. But in his imaginary tower he can dream up his own father - the stranger who gave him a cuddle and a fluffy duck the day he was born and went away for ever. Jake doesn't believe dreams ever come true. But sometimes they do - in strange and surprising ways. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Jake's Tower by Elizabeth Laird is a powerful and moving novel that spotlights the issue of domestic abuse.

Second Night

The Spear

Author: Gabriel J Klein

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780887973

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 640

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Nearly two years have passed since the first of the three Runes of the Deathless was won. Caz Wylde is approaching his sixteenth birthday. He and Kyri, one of the legendary Galdramerar, are inseparable. They have the second of the great runes in their sights...

Got to Go Now

An Oregon GI Writes Home During World War II

Author: Edsel Colvin, edited by Paul Colvin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759693544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This book is a father-son project. Actually it’s more of a father-son/son-father project. The letters are from Edsel Colvin to his dad, Frank Colvin from the time Edsel graduated from high school in 1941 until he got out of the Army in 1945. Most of the comments, introductions to chapters, and sidebars are also from Edsel to his son, Paul Colvin, most of them in response to questions about the original letters. These comments and other items are in italics throughout the book. Edsel’s letters follow a small-town Oregon boy from his idyllic summer job as a fire lookout overlooking the Pacific in the Coast Range in 1941, where he was alone for weeks at a time, to the bitter French winter of 1944-45 when he saw his first combat and a fortuitous, but painful, hospital stay. They continue after the end of the war in Europe in May through the summer of 1945, when he was sweating out whether he was going to be sent to fight the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. They end in the fall of 1945 with his long-awaited discharge from the Army in Texas and his return to civilian life in Gold Beach.

This Place of Wrath and Tears

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Clyde V. Collard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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What appears to be a tale of progressive development and reversal of a life path in the portrayal of a single individual is, in reality, a quest for answers and a declaration of opinion concerning the questions we ponder. In describing the 78 years of his own chronological development, Dr. Clyde v. Collard has painted a vivid picture of the human condition and the forces explicit in shaping the biological and social existence of each of us. In the generic sense, that which applies to one human applies to all humans. John Donne expressed that sentiment when he wrote, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. The author here states, Look, then into the glass, perceive yourself And now . . . choose.

The Chosen One

Author: Judith C. Issette

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101459

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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Does evil lie sleeping in some people only to be suddenly awakened by some catalyst? This is the question that will be answered in this romantic thriller, The Chosen One. Not only does it offer romance, intrigue, and suspense, but presents a chilling insight into the age-old problem of sex traffickinga threat, which has plagued women for centuries. As you travel within its pages, you will see how easy it is to set evil on a rampage, and why bad things happen to good people. Sometime or somewhere, you have let loose the evil within them. Perhaps, you said the wrong words or were in the wrong places at the wrong time. You may never even know what caused such a demon to be set loose on you, but you will certainly feel its affects when it threatens your total existence. Now, it seems that evil has found its next victim in unsuspectingMargarite Phillips. Margarite portrays such a victim in the beautiful city of Dallas during the 1940s. Even though she represents all that is good in a young woman to her family, fianc, and friends, her innocence and beauty are not enough for the malicious entity that stands so close to her. Unknowingly, she has set loose the catalyst that will sell her to the highest bidder. Will her strong faith in God save her from such a humiliating destiny, or will she end up the concubine of some perverted foreigner? Will she meekly accept the sordid life of a sex slave or escape by any means she caneven death? Who will save her? These are the questions, which will set you on edge for a hasty end to this gripping insanity.

Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy

Author: Hal Arkowitz,L.E. Beutler,Karen M. Simon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475797796

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

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This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.

Spiritual Growth for Women

Author: Minister Deidre Hunt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477112731

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 193

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This book started off as a commission from God for me to start a blog, to keep me in constant prayer and in His Word. As you read through this book, my prayer is that the Lord Jesus Christ will touch your heart and you will become the mighty woman of God that He intends for you to be. God doesn’t wants you to be a victim, He want you to become victorious. I pray you will be still and allow God to minister to you as you read through the pages of my book. I Love You and I speak blessings of peace upon your lives.

Her Gift Of Light

Author: Elyssa Nyte

Publisher: Hurst Publishing

ISBN: 1301833487

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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In this short story, Janna has moved to her third new school of the year. And this time, she finds herself wanting to do the unthinkable - Move! The entire town seems lost in a time warp. But she has no idea just how strange things will become once she finds out that she is destined to receive a gift that will make her very powerful. And what is with the mysterious - but cute - guy named Josh?

Two-Year Colleges 2013

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768937175

Category: Education

Page: 512

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Peterson's Two-Year Colleges 2013 includes information on more than 1,800 accredited two-year undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada, as well as some international schools. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel. College-bound students and their parents can research two-year colleges, including community colleges, for information on campus setting, enrollment, majors, expenses, student-faculty ratio, application deadline, and contact information. In addition, Two-Year Colleges offers articles that cover tips on transferring, advice for adults returning to school, "green" programs at community colleges, the basics of financial aid, and much more. Up-to-date, informative data profiles for more than 1,800 institutions, listed alphabetically by state (and followed by other countries) with facts and figures on majors, academic programs, student life, standardized tests, financial aid, and applying and contact information Helpful articles on what you need to know about two-year colleges: advice on transferring and returning to school for adult students; how to survive standardized tests; what international students need to know about admission to U.S. colleges; and how to manage paying for college The latest on exciting, innovative "green" programs at community colleges throughout the United States State-by-state summary table allows comparison of institutions by a variety of characteristics, including enrollment, application requirements, types of financial aid available, and numbers of sports and majors offered

College Is for Suckers

The First College Guide You Should Read

Author: April Norhanian

Publisher: College Is For Suckers

ISBN: 1440119201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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College Is For Suckers The First College Guide You Should Read FOREWORD Are you stressing over which college to attend, or wondering if college is the right choice for you at all? Are you an un-declared major who asks yourself what you are doing in college in the first place? Are you considering going back for a Masters degree because you don't like your job(s)? Or are you afraid you may be ridiculed if you were to even question if college is the right choice for you at all? Despite the constant hubbub stressing the need for an educated workforce, I believe that college is over-sold. There is a glut of college graduates in the labor market. And many of them will end up working in jobs that don't require a college degree. The surplus of graduates with Bachelor Degrees is so huge that enrollment is post-graduate schools is at an all-time high. American universities produce 25 percent more doctorates than the market can use. Higher education is a six billion dollar-a-year industry. The average cost of college has increased at more than double the rate of inflation. Despite the bloated costs and questionable overall quality of a four-year college education, Americans are still convinced that it's the only way to come out on top. Unfortunately, what many graduates gain from a four-year degree is: a cap, a polyester gown, maybe a hangover, and about $25,000 of student loan debt. Today, despite the imbalance of the supply and demand for a college-educated workforce, there is still a stigma placed on people who do not choose a four-year college education. Once considered optional, today it's expected of anyone who dares to call themselves educated. But until now, no one has really questioned the actual value or relevance of a college degree in today's job market. Many have never bothered to fully explore college alternatives such as apprenticeships, trade schools, or job certifications. College Is For Suckers The First College Guide You Should Read is a frank and to-the-point buyer beware for anyone considering a college vacation. This book offers insightful information that could save you thousands of dollars! While exposing the hype associated with a traditional college education, this book provides you with valuable options for higher education in your pursuit of a successful future. Even if you are dead set on going to college, you can't afford to be without this book! Be aware of what you, as a college consumer, can realistically expect from a traditional four-year college. Don't be a sucker! College Is For Suckers The First College Guide You Should Read Shatters myths about the need for a traditional liberal arts education. Compares the hype with the actual value of a four-year degree in today's market. Peels away the extra fluff associated with the college experience and shows how you can be a "well-rounded" party animal on your own while attending trade schools, vo-tech programs or apprenticeships that actually prepare you for a career. Provides thought-provoking points to help you decide if college is necessary for you, or at least necessary for you now. Explains how college has actually "dumbed-down" due to grade inflation, ridiculous requirements, and outdated curricula. Offers creative alternatives for achieving a marketable education. Lists valuable resources for obtaining knowledge, credentials and experience (other than a four-year college) and shares the secrets of successful professionals who never graduated from college. Explains the dangers of student loans and how college is not always a good "investment."

Honor Thy Father and Mother

Author: Luisa Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595182143

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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Honor Thy Father and Mother is an unflinching portrayal of family cruelties. Eighteen year old Nora, a child of Holocause survivors, struggles to negotiate life with parents who are both victims and perpetrators. The story opens as she runs from an abusive home into the arms of a violent boyfriend. During the course of a year, she marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, divorces and is twice raped by her father. Dissociated from childhood memories of sexual abuse, and uncannily split off from her father's current attacks, she is a woman divided from herself. Thus we can see in Nora a psychological study of a fragmented personality. Consoled by her studies, and empowered by her books, she is able, finally, to rise up against her father and thus put an end to his assaults. While she remains, at the end, disconnected from truths too painful to acknowledge, we see in her fierce will and intellect a road map towards recovery.

The Time In Between

A memoir of hunger and hope

Author: Nancy Tucker

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn’t know why, she wrote: ‘I want to be thin.’ Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalised, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food. Told with remarkable insight, dark humour and acute intelligence, The Time in Between is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind – a Wasted for the 21st century.