Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Author: Naoki Higashida

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444799096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1030


The Sunday Times bestseller Naoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it's raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems. With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.

BattleTech: Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Author: Randall N. Bills

Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6514


THE QUEST FOR BATTLEMECHS TAKES ITS TOLL ON ALL WHO SEEK THEM... The BattleMech. King of the battlefield. Prized. Feared. Coveted. Fearing being left behind in the arms race among the other Great Houses, the Draconis Combine will do anything—anything—to possess this fearsome technology. Even grind its most loyal subject into useless husks in a decades-long attempt to gain the information the Dragon so desperately needs. Two brothers. One an intelligence analyst and deep-cover operative, the other a leader in the Combine's commando unit. Both with the same goal—recover the BattleMech plans—but with very different ideas on how to accomplish it. But only one will survive and emerge triumphant... or will the Dragon's machinations destroy them both?

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8

Author: Debbie Silver

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412998778

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 7852


Award-winning teacher and best-selling author Debbie Silver explains motivational theory and provides down-to-earth—often humorous—real life examples that demonstrate what to say when giving feedback to students.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism

Author: Helen J. Baroni, Ph.D.

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823922406

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 5460


Over 1,700 alphabetically-arranged entries cover the beliefs, practices, significant movements, organizations, and personalities associated with Zen Buddhism.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580015

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 4092


This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

Japanese Proverbs

Author: David Galef

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910203

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 9289


"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."—Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese sayings and maxims. Some of the classic Japanese quotes and quotations, like "Fall down seven times, get up eight," capture the dogged perseverance of the Japanese heart. Others, such as "A red lacquer dish needs no decoration" illuminate both a universal truth and Japan's unique, aesthetic traditions. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom has proverbs of great cultural significance as well as proverbs on matters of daily life and customs. Pleasing to expert and new-comer alike, the 200 traditional proverbs in this unique collection are presented in Japanese calligraphy form, along with direct English translations. Similar proverbs are given from English, and the sumi-e style ink drawings are a delight in their own right. Amateurs and Japanese language enthusiasts alike will speak Japanese with the verve and nuance of a native when they use these apt and witty expressions.

Fall Down Seven

Author: C. E. Edmonson

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456625268

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 3413


December 7, 1941. A soft Hawaiian breeze flutters across the lanai. A perfect Sunday morning . . . until tragedy strikes. Thirteen-year-old Emiko Arrington can't stop looking through the window at the cloud of smoke rising from Pearl Harbor, a shimmering curtain of black and gray that gradually drifts out to sea. She sees the planes, swarming like insects as they pour down the valley and turn into the harbor. She sees their bombs and torpedoes fall away. Within a short time, Emiko and her family cease to be Japanese-Americans. Somehow, without warning, they simply become Japanese. They become the enemy.

Staring Down the Wolf

Author: Mark Divine

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250231590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 6820


A leadership book by former Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine, Staring Down the Wolf focuses on harnessing the principles of purpose and discipline in life to achieve success. What does it take to command a team of elite individuals? It requires a commitment to seven key principles: Courage, Trust, Respect, Growth, Excellence, Resiliency, and Alignment. All of these are present in an elite team which commits to them deeply in order to forge the character worthy of uncommon success. Retired Navy SEAL Commander, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine (founder of SEALFIT, NavySeal.com, and Unbeatable Mind) reveals what makes the culture of an elite team, and how to get your own team to commit to serve at an elite level. Using principles he learned on the battlefield, training SEALs, and in his own entrepreneurial and growth company ventures, Mark knows what it is to lead elite teams, and how easily the team can fail by breaching these commitments. Elite teams challenge themselves to step up everyday to do the uncommon. Developing the principles yourself and aligning your team around these commitments will allow you to thrive in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) environments, no matter your background or leadership experience. Drawing from his twenty years leading SEALs, and twenty five years of success and failure in entrepreneurship and ten years coaching corporate clients, Mark Divine shares a very unique perspective that will allow you to unlock the tremendous power of your team. “Mark Divine has a gift for creating highly effective dynamic teams. Mark interleaves key aspects of leadership, mental toughness, resiliency and cultivating higher plains of existence into a foundational concept of being an authentic ‘Leader of leaders.’ This book is indispensable for anyone looking to lead, build and foster an elite culture.” –Mike Magaraci, retired Force Master Chief of Naval Special Warfare “From his time as a Commander in the SEAL Teams to building several successful multimillion dollar businesses, Mark Divine is an authority on building elite teams and leaders capable of tapping their fullest potential.” –David Goggins, Retired Navy SEAL, author of New York Times Bestseller Can’t Hurt Me "To grow to your fullest capacity in your life and as a leader, we need to challenge ourselves. There’s no one I know who’s challenged himself more than Mark Divine. He’s the perfect visionary to help get you out of your comfort zone and shattering the status quo.” –Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan

Smile at Strangers

Author: Susan Schorn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547774338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 3814


A popular columnist for McSweeney's describes how she freed herself from crippling fear through taking up karate and used her newfound empowerment to take charge with her husband, her boss and her daughter's bossy Girl Scout troop leader.