Author: Jenny Lauren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743499476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5075

This startlingly plainspoken and unflinching first-person account by the niece of fashion icon Ralph Lauren details a wrenching struggle with anorexia and bulimia -- and speaks powerfully to a widespread failure by the medical community to understand eating disorders. With captivating blue eyes and dark hair, Jenny Lauren looked as though she'd stepped out of one of the glossy ads for which her uncle is famous. It was not long, however, before Jenny found herself in a world where it was easy to see herself as less than perfect. As a young dancer, she felt insecure that her muscular frame did not seem to measure up to the slim figures of the other girls. She was ten years old when she first starved herself. Although there were brief periods of recovery, Jenny spent much of her teens and early twenties bingeing, purging, and compulsively exercising. In 1997, her body finally broke down after years of relentless ravaging; her small intestine herniated. She could barely walk. But physician after physician told Jenny her ailments were largely in her head. Eventually Jenny's condition was connected to her eating disorder and the resulting strain on her digestive system, but it was too late -- irreparable damage appeared to have been done. Although Homesick centers around Jenny's struggle with an eating disorder, as well as the dramatic surgery she was forced to undergo as a consequence, it is a much larger story that focuses on universal issues: the intricacies of family ties, the pressures of society, the search for selfhood, and ultimately, the power of finding hope. From the New York fashion shows to the art galleries of Santa Fe, from the Mayo Pain Management Clinic in Minnesota to the healing sanctuaries in Brazil, Jenny takes the reader on a cinematic odyssey to self-discovery. With flashes of wit and a knowing beyond its young writer's years, Homesick is a riveting and emotionally complex story of pain and tentative, hard-won recovery.


Author: Catrina Davies

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787478645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5107

The story of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home. *LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE* *'You will marvel at the beauty of this book, and rage at the injustice it reveals' George Monbiot* *'Incredibly moving. To find peace and a sense of home after a life so profoundly affected by the housing crisis, is truly inspirational' Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path* Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with four other adults and a child. Working several jobs and never knowing if she could make the rent, she felt like she was breaking apart. Homesick for the landscape of her childhood, in the far west of Cornwall, Catrina decides to give up the box-room and face her demons. As a child, she saw her family and their security torn apart; now, she resolves to make a tiny, dilapidated shed a home of her own. With the freedom to write, surf and make music, Catrina rebuilds the shed and, piece by piece, her own sense of self. On the border of civilisation and wilderness, between the woods and the sea, she discovers the true value of home, while trying to find her place in a fragile natural world. This is the story of a personal housing crisis and a country-wide one, grappling with class, economics, mental health and nature. It shows how housing can trap us or set us free, and what it means to feel at home.

Homesick and Happy

Author: Michael Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345524934

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 6410

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home . . . if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child who walks to school on his own, the thought of sending your “little ones” off to sleep-away camp can be overwhelming—for you and for them. But parents’ first instinct—to shelter their offspring above all else—is actually depriving kids of the major developmental milestones that occur through letting them go—and watching them come back transformed. In Homesick and Happy, renowned child psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, shares a strong argument for, and a vital guide to, this brief loosening of ties. A great champion of summer camp, he explains how camp ushers your children into a thrilling world offering an environment that most of us at home cannot: an electronics-free zone, a multigenerational community, meaningful daily rituals like group meals and cabin clean-up, and a place where time simply slows down. In the buggy woods, icy swims, campfire sing-alongs, and daring adventures, children have emotionally significant and character-building experiences; they often grow in ways that surprise even themselves; they make lifelong memories and cherished friends. Thompson shows how children who are away from their parents can be both homesick and happy, scared and successful, anxious and exuberant. When kids go to camp—for a week, a month, or the whole summer—they can experience some of the greatest maturation of their lives, and return more independent, strong, and healthy.


Author: Bart Millard

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418560871

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 3922

There are days when we feel homesick. Days when we have strayed far from the plan that our Father has set for us, times when we simply want to feel at home and know that our pilgrimage has purpose. This beautiful, full-color book is accompanied by a DVD featuring MercyMe's performance of "Homesick."


Author: Paul J. Joseph

Publisher: Paul J. Joseph

ISBN: 1500488526

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 8679

Paul J. Joseph is the next Neil Gaiman! Fantastic novelist!" - Jonas Saul, author of the Sarah Roberts Series What if an evil alien regime could program a prisoner’s mind to think of a labor camp as paradise? Would they ever try to escape? Would they miss it if they were freed? And what if the American astronaut, Scott Anderson, found himself at their mercy? From the mind of Paul J. Joseph, author of The Turing Files, which includes Romo’s Journey and The Railas Project. Scott Anderson walked ten paces onto the new world and disappeared from radio contact. Not knowing Scott’s fate but fearing the worst, Captain Sally Buds embarks on a rescue mission that risks her life and that of her pilot, Ian Merryfield. Something terrible has happened in New Ontario. The evil regime of the Masters has consumed an entire civilization and established an empire of unspeakable barbarism. So far away from home and help, it becomes clear that the Masters’ rapacious attentions have been drawn to Earth. Sally and Ian must now defend themselves and their planet from a tyranny that goes beyond slavery. Can Anderson be rescued from the Masters? Will he ever be the same again? Also, purchasing this book will entitle you to a free gift of Twisted Fire, a short story anthology! And, by joining my mailing list you get new free content regularly!


Author: Marc Raabe

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785767275

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2928

A fast-paced and addictive thriller from the international bestselling author of Cut and The Shock. He thought he'd escaped his past. He was wrong . . . Jesse Berg is a successful paediatrician. Newly divorced, he spends his time caring for his young daughter, Isa. But Jesse has secrets in his past. Things he doesn't talk about. When Jesse's ex-wife is murdered and his daughter abducted, his life spirals out of control. At the scene of the murder there is a message left for him. A message that makes it clear that he was the intended target of the attack. Jesse would do anything to find Isa, and as a long-forgotten debt comes to light, he realises he must do the one thing he never wanted to do: go back to his past, and back to his old home. A place that almost killed him. A place where he learned to fight back . . . A fast-paced and addictive thriller that'll keep you guessing until the end.

Homesick Redux

Author: Daniel Coshnear


ISBN: 0578164892

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 3952

A masterful non-linear tale that follows the life of Reggie, whose saccharine-sweet memories of the past fall apart as reality sets in: his past love is married, his mother is dying from A.L.S., and his daughter Lucy needs him to step up and take care of her needs.

Homesick for Another World

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562893

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 603

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time "I can’t recall the last time I laughed this hard at a book. Simultaneously, I’m shocked and scandalized. She’s brilliant, this young woman."—David Sedaris Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.

Skating Is Hard When You're Homesick

Author: Julie Gassman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434233987

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 1212

Alicia becomes homesick while on a school trip to Triumph Mountain, but with help of her friend, she achieves her goal in ice skating.

Homesick for Eden

Author: Dale Minor

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1645696111

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 5164

Homesick For Eden proclaims and explores the idea that mankind has within him a primordial memory of his beginning, and a strong desire to return there. The search for utopia, for paradise, for the idyllic is ever present with us, and if we are to embark on this search, we ought to start with what we know about our beginning. This can only be found in the biblical story of creation and from the word of the Creator himself. We begin in Genesis, but we can't stay there. Our search takes us from the beginning to the end, from Genesis to Revelation as we discover the Eden, God created for Adam. In the process, we may discover a bit more about ourselves and a lot more about God as the story of creation, Genesis 1 and 2, is not a "how-to-book" for building a universe. It is a love story written by the one who is love and who created us to love Him.