All That Is Bitter and Sweet

Author: Ashley Judd,Maryanne Vollers

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0345523628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this unforgettable memoir, Ashley Judd describes her odyssey, as a lost child attains international prominence as a fiercely dedicated advocate. In 2002, award-winning film and stage actor Ashley Judd found her true calling: as a humanitarian and voice for those suffering in neglected parts of the world. After her first trip to the notorious brothels, slums, and hospices of southeast Asia, Ashley knew immediately that she wanted to advocate on behalf of the vulnerable. During her travels, Ashley started to write diaries that detailed extraordinary stories of survival and resilience. But along the way, she realized that she was struggling with her own emotional pain, stemming from childhood abandonment and abuse. Seeking in-patient treatment in 2006 for the grief that had nearly killed her, Ashley found not only her own recovery and an enriched faith but the spiritual tools that energized and advanced her feminist social justice work. Her story ranges from anger to forgiveness, isolation to interdependence, depression to activism. In telling it, she resoundingly answers the ineffable question about the relationship between healing oneself and service to others. Praise for All That Is Bitter and Sweet “Ashley Judd has given us magnetic and searingly honest portrayals of diverse women on screen. Now with the same honesty and magnetism, she brings us her true self on the page. From her childhood to her revolutionary empathy with women and girls living very different lives, her path will inspire readers on journeys of their own.”—Gloria Steinem “Over the last decade I have watched my gifted, brilliant friend grow as an artist, but more importantly, as a wise, deeply empathetic woman. I have read the diaries that are the heart of this memoir since she began traveling the world, fearing for her safety and sanity, baffled why she chooses these grueling missions. All That Is Bitter and Sweet will be a revelation to readers, exposing Ashley Judd for what I have known for years she is: an amazing woman doing extraordinary work.”—Morgan Freeman “All That Is Bitter and Sweet is all that is enlightening and inspiring. Ashley Judd has composed a memoir that teaches while it entrances and finds hope and faith in the most unlikely places. The book is full of real-life stories that reflect both the compassion of its author and the need for healing in the world.”—Madeleine K. Albright

Sweet Acceptance Versus Bitter Resistance

Author: Peter Sacco

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849899843

Category: Self-Help

Page: 157

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This book uses 3 tenets for treating addiction: Psychology, spiritualism and law of attraction. When readers apply the proven principles in this book, they will be able to overcome any kind of addiction, bad habit as well as set positive, productive belief systems.

Bittersweet Battle

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499070144

Category: Poetry

Page: 86

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Eric Jensen is a retired computer programmer who taught a computer to read aloud, automated newspaper offices, and designed robot control systems. He enjoys puttering in the garden and watching the ocean. What is a computer programmer doing writing poetry? Having fun. I hope you enjoy reading these verses as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

The Song of Mystery...

Author: S. L. Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Bitter Sweet Moment

Author: Arronda Mosley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728317460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 3839


This book is an inspirational story about a mother and daughter’s spiritual journey on letting go when the mother’s life is threatened twice by an incurable disease—when breast cancer strikes not once, but twice! This is a passionate and touching story that explains the ups, downs, fear, anxiety, denial, withdrawal, and acceptance of losing a loved one. It will leave you with solace and peace on how to deal with the stress and uncomfortable situation knowing that there will come a time to say goodbye to a loved one! A mother’s love is shown through her unwavering faith and strength while battling her sickness to help prepare her family to continue living after she’s gone, and it is powerful! She puts her family first! The daughter shares her emotional and heartfelt moments that were bittersweet as she remembers the last years of her mother’s life!

Bittersweet Passage

Author: Maryka Omatsu

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 1926662008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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Maryka Omatsu's family was among those whose lives were shattered and properties taken by the Canadian government's harsh and racist actions against Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Bittersweet Passage is a moving account of the Japanese Canadian struggle to come to terms with a painful history. It is also the story of the author's own odyssey to rediscover her family's past in both Japan and Canada and as a key figure in the movement to win redress from the government.