No Walls and the Recurring Dream

Author: Ani DiFranco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735225184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2325


A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A memoir as fierce, freewheeling, and passionate as her music." --O, the Oprah magazine A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty. Ani's coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence--from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records. In these pages, as in life, she never hesitates to question established rules and expectations, maintaining a level of artistic integrity that has inspired and challenged more than a few. Ani continues to be a major touring and recording artist as well as a celebrated activist and feminist, standing as living proof that you can overcome all personal and societal obstacles to be who you are and to follow your dreams.

Pedagogy of the Depressed

Author: Christopher Schaberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501364596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

View: 2403


This book is one English professor's assessment of university life in the early 21st century. From rising mental health concerns and trigger warnings to learning management systems and the COVID pandemic, Christopher Schaberg reflects on the rapidly evolving landscape of higher education. Adopting an interdisciplinary public humanities approach, Schaberg considers the frequently exhausting and depressing realities of college today. Yet in these meditations he also finds hope: collaboration, mentoring, less grading, surface reading, and other pedagogical strategies open up opportunities to reinvigorate teaching and learning in the current turbulent decade.

Rage Baking

Author: Katherine Alford,Kathy Gunst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 198213268X

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 8377


50+ recipes, short essays, and quotes from some of the best bakers, activists, and outspoken women in our country today—this cookbook encourages women to use sugar and sass as a way to defend, resist, and protest. Since the 2016 election, many women across the country have felt rage, fury, and frustration, wondering how we got here. Some act by calling their senators, some write checks, some join activist groups, march, paint signs, grab their daughters and sons, and raise their voices. But for so many, they also turn to their greatest comfort—their kitchen. Baking has a new meaning in today’s world. These days, baking can be an outlet for expressing our feelings about the current state of our society. Rage Baking offers more than 50 cookie, cake, tart, and pie recipes as well as inspirational essays, reflections, and interviews with well known bakers and impassioned women and activists including Dorie Greenspan, Ruth Reichl, Carla Hall, Preeti Mistry, Julia Turshen, Pati Jinich, Vallery Lomas, Von Diaz, Genevieve Ko, and writers like Rebecca Traister, Pam Houston, Tess Raffery, Cecile Richards, Ann Friedman, Marti Noxon, and many more. Timely, fun, and creative, this cookbook speaks to both skilled and beginner bakers who are looking for new ways to use their sweetest skills to combine food and activism. Containing a collection of recipes that are satisfying and delicious, Rage Baking unites like-minded women who are passionate about baking and change.

Shanti and the Magic Mandala

Author: F. T. Camargo

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782794999

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9843


Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups - one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru, and through a single alliance, begin a frantic chase for the sacred object that can stop the black magician's final plan...

CJ - The Autobiography of CJ de Mooi

Author: Cj De Mooi

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1784188271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 8654


Best known as an actor and one of the BBC’s Eggheads, few people would guess from his cultured exterior at the horrific early years of abuse CJ de Mooi endured.As a teenager, CJ fled from his childhood home to escape prolonged hatred and violence, and consequently slept rough for three years. He sank to - and almost didn’t survive - far worse depths than this before a bizarre stroke of luck came from a very surprising place.CJ’s jaw-dropping life story relates his journey in graphic detail and astounding honesty. He’s not afraid to shine the spotlight on his darkest hours, some of which are truly shocking. However, through it all he held onto his dream of a life on the stage and his desperate belief that he deserved better.Now a successful actor, CJ has shared his anger, torment and ultimate joy in this book, a most unexpected autobiography.

Perpetual: Assassins

Author: Brian Huey

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1949379051

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1458


Pitted against the status quo, government, money, power—and pure evil, our hero, Matthew, and his enchanting and determined sidekick, Maria, fight to reclaim control over their future. On the morning of 9/11, the FBI director interrogates Matthew’s enigmatic mentor, aka, Zebo. Our All-American savant is dead-set on finding the truth about people and events that have pursued him these past years, perhaps since birth. Every step proves to be more dangerous than the last. eace in the Maine North Woods is precious to Matthew and Maria as they prepare for a big move. Trouble converges on their haven in Cambridge. Can Matthew trust his highly-decorated Marine hero brother? Can he believe a fellow MIT genius with a dangerous secret of his own? Can Matthew avoid a stalker only known as Black Cap? Can he trust his friends? Can he trust anyone?

Making a Difference

Author: Peter Verney

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426930178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 7923


This is a book about two people, the author's parents, Jack and Joan Verney, who lived through remarkable times and did some extraordinary things. Born in Britain after the First World War, they were shaped by the Great Depression, the Second World War, and post-war austerity. Among their extraordinary actions: Jack ran away from home at a time when rebellion against parental authority was a rare phenomenon; he and Joan took the chance of getting married on the basis of a few meetings before the Second World War and some correspondence during it, and despite problems, they endured as a couple; and, with three young children, in 1957 they uprooted and moved to Canada, where, in a succession of western Canadian communities and finally in Ottawa, they achieved more of note, Jack through his teaching, writing, and volunteer work, Joan through her own volunteer work and devotion to family. In short, they made a difference.

Psychology of the Digital Age

Author: John R. Suler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316462722

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 612


Based on two decades of participant-observation field research in diverse online environments, this engaging book offers insights for improving lifestyles and enhancing wellbeing in the digital age. John R. Suler, a founder of the field of cyberpsychology, explains its fundamental principles across a wide variety of topics, including online identity management, disinhibition, communication via text and photographs, intimacy and misunderstandings in online relationships, conflicting attitudes toward social media, addiction, deviant behavior, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and media overload. He provides a new framework, the 'Eight Dimensions of Cyberpsychology Architecture', which researchers, students, and general readers interested in cyberpsychology can apply as a valuable tool for creating and understanding different digital realms. Psychology of the Digital Age focuses on the individual, shedding new light on our conscious as well as subconscious reactions to online experiences and our intrinsic human need to self-actualize.

Kingpin

Author: Richard Stratton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628727284

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 2680


This fast-paced sequel to Smuggler's Blues is a harrowing and at times comical journey through the criminal justice system at the height of America's War on Plants. Captured in the lobby of the Sheraton Senator Hotel at LAX following a fifteen-year run smuggling marijuana and hashish as part of the hippie mafia, Richard Stratton began a new journey. Kingpin tells the story of the eight years that followed, through two federal trials and the underworld of the federal prison system, at a time when it was undergoing unprecedented expansion due to the War on Drugs. Stratton was shipped by bus from LA' s notorious Glass House to jails and prisons across the country, a softening process known as diesel therapy. Resisting pressure to falsely implicate his friend and mentor, Norman Mailer, he was convicted in his second trial under the kingpin statute and sentenced to twenty-five years without the possibility of parole. While doing time in prisons from Manhattan's Criminal Hilton to rural Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and New York, he witnessed brutality as well as camaraderie, rampant trafficking of contraband, and crimes by both guards and convicts. He first learned the lessons of survival. Then he learned to prevail, becoming a jailhouse lawyer and winning the reversal of his kingpin sentence and eventual release. Kingpin includes cameos by Norman Mailer and Muhammad Ali, and an account of the author's friendship with mafia don Joe Stassi, a legendary hitman from the early days of the mob who knew gangsters Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and Abe Zwillman and has insights into the killing of Dutch Schultz and the Kennedy assassination Kingpin is the second volume in Richard Stratton's trilogy, Remembrance of the War on Plants.

The History of Man

Author: Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1485904617

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3137


Emil Coetzee, a civil servant in his fifties, is washing blood off his hands when the ceasefire is announced. Like everyone else, he feels unmoored by the end of the conflict. War had given him his sense of purpose, his identity. But why has Emil’s life turned out so different from his parents’, who spent cheery Friday evenings flapping and flailing the Charleston or dancing the foxtrot? What happened to the Emil who used to wade through the singing elephant grass of the savannah, losing himself in it? Prize-winning novelist Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu traces Emil’s life from boyhood to manhood – from his days at a privileged boarding school with the motto ‘It is here that boys become the men of history’, to his falling in love with the ever-elusive Marion, whose free-spirited nature has dire consequences for his heart – all the while showing how Emil becomes a man apart. Set in a southern African country that is never named, this powerful tale of human fallibility – told with empathy, generosity and a light touch – is an excursion into the interiority of the coloniser.