If I Could Tell You Just One Thing...

Author: Richard Reed

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 178211923X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world - in business, tech, philanthropy, politics, sport, art, spirituality, medicine, film, and design. From Hollywood greats like Judi Dench and Richard Curtis, to entrepreneurial legends like Richard Branson and Simon Cowell; from sports stars and TV personalities like Andy Murray and James Cordon to political activists and born survivors like Mandela's Comrades and Katie Piper, Richard has picked some of the world's most interesting brains to give you a lesson in how to live, how to love, how to create and how to succeed.

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing . . .

Author: Richard Reed

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452165158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 9394

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing . . . curates invaluable wisdom from 50 of today's most remarkable, diverse, and influential voices in an engaging collection of profiles. Paired with a specially commissioned pen-and-ink portrait, each essay and its illuminating nugget of life advice is gathered together in a handsome package (featuring an embossed cover and pop of color on the page edges) that will surprise, entertain, and encourage readers—and leave a lasting impression.

A Longing for Justice

Author: Amy Croft

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982290269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 8228

Amy Croft writes about her complicated childhood and fraught adulthood to bring to life the cultural chains operating in all aspects of the patriarchal society. She understands the pressures on women having worked in social services for the majority of her working life, and hopes that her story will encourage women to find their way out of outmoded patriarchal arenas and move toward a more matriarchal vision.

"Beneath the Willow Tree"

Author: Rebecca Burson

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468973819

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 7293

Emotions control our lives, whether they be for good or for evil. They choose our paths, and influence our decisions. But only if we do not let them out. A bottled emotion is by far the most dangerous thing on the planet. Be sure to let them out in a healthy manner. And what better way to express them than in A Book of Poetry? So find that cozy spot Beneath The Willow Tree and put all you are feeling on paper. I promise you, relief will follow. A sweet freedom you denied by keeping them all inside.

Admit One

Author: Emmett James

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0984258116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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First set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, Admit One details how Emmett James escaped the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. With wry, self-deprecating humor and observation, the author reflects on, obsesses over, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. The author finds that his true calling is in transiting one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor - America.We then follow the author on his numerous Hollywood adventures, watching as he glides smoothly from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards under the alias of a nominated screenwriter, and eventually stumbles into acting in the highest-grossing movie of all time, Titanic. At every turn, the films that inspired Emmett James as a child resurface, and they serve to contextualize his humorous collection of stories in which he provides unique insights into the fascinating world of film.

A Poetic Journey

Author: Tina Kaye Hoyer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456734849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 9348

I look in the mirror and what do I see? The vision unravels of what is to be. The shell of a woman whose life has been taken away What does it mean to look forward to a new day? Take me away from the life that I lead All I feel is the need to bleed The desire to see red is like hunger or greed. Unzip my skin and set my heart free Is there such a thing as a happy me? Or carrying this burden will I always be? From fleeing for her life from a crazed boyfriend, to an accidental overdose of prescribed medications; and not to mention a life threatening cutting disorder and eight stays in mental institutions, Tina has overcome monumental obstacles to get to where she is now. Her goal with this book is to inspire, and to help others with Bipolar Disorder realize each has different challenges, but all can be managed with the proper amount of drive, persistence and desire to do so. In this book, her poetry tells the traumatic story of her battle back to reality from her living hell with all the raw emotion she was feeling along the way. Tina opens her heart and soul and pours it out before you in these pages through her intense, gut wrenching poems. You will follow Tina on her journey as she describes to you, through her poetry, what it took to return to reality. Through them you get close insight into how the Bipolar mind works, as it goes from extreme agitation to complete hopelessness and then to a manic euphoria. We hope that you will not only enjoy this book but will learn from it as well.

If Only I Could Tell You

Author: Hannah Beckerman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409177335

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 459

A TWIST THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART . . . AN ENDING THAT WILL PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. 'I loved it' Jojo Moyes 'Compelling and moving . . . it made me cry' Marian Keyes ***** Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected. As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other? ***** Praise for If Only I Could Tell You: 'A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything' - SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE 'Resolutely heartbreaking...in a plot galvanised by guilt...quieter observations become just as unravelling' - GUARDIAN 'A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go 'Tense, moving and tender' - SUN ON SUNDAY 'Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful' - PSYCHOLOGIES 'Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking. I couldn't put it down' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'A powerful novel about grief, guilt and...secrets' - SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Emotionally engaging, clever & wonderfully satisfying' Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers 'A tender and heartbreaking second novel' - DAILY MAIL 'If Only I Could Tell You breaks your heart, but with an incredible skill and elegance... I loved it to bits' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep 'Life-affirming' - RED

Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Mothers & Daughters

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453275819

Category: Self-Help

Page: 350

View: 4246

This compilation of stories will touch the reader's soul with the funny moments and sentimental times shared by mothers and daughters. Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter's Soul II includes stories about young women leaving home for the first time to attend college, how mothers and daughters at odds with each other learn to forgive and forget, and how one daughter comes to terms with saying goodbye. The relationship a mother and daughter shares is at times difficult, but in the end, it can be one of the most precious.

Operation Happiness

Author: Kristi Ling

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623365953

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 1405

In Operation Happiness, happiness strategist and life coach Kristi Ling teaches you how to create immediate, positive shifts in your life by proving that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated, learned, and mastered--much like playing an instrument. After experiencing a long-term illness, a divorce, and the sudden deaths of loved ones, Ling spent years studying the science of happiness. She focused on identifying and testing specific emotional support tools. During this process, she discovered something that goes against everything we've been lead to believe about happiness: it isn't just something you feel; it's something you do. Based on this discovery, Ling outlines the three foundational principles that lead to a life of joy: Change Your View, Make Over Your Mornings, and Create New Habits. Part memoir and part how-to guide, Operation Happiness combines compelling personal stories, inspiring perspective shifts, and clear actionable steps to help you create a solid foundation for sustainable happiness that will propel you into a new, light-filled way of living.