This Is Gonna Hurt

Author: Tito Ortiz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439149747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

View: 9825

A self-portrait of the UFC light-heavyweight champion discusses the street life that shaped his early years, his relationship with adult film star Jenna Jameson, and the colorful showman persona attributed to his character.

Is This Gonna Hurt?

Author: Rich Samonte

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480983667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

View: 4370

Is This Gonna Hurt? By: Rich Samonte This personal narrative is a result of spending a month at North Shore Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, recovering from a Whipple surgery. Though a month may not sound like a long time, if you have ever spent any time in the hospital, you know that even one day is twenty-four hours too long. This narrative is an attempt to give you a bed’s eye view of hospital routine and the boredom of lying in bed for twenty-three days along with six weeks of recovery at home. From a walk into the hospital to morphine pump to a wheelchair ride back to “freedom,” you will be taken through the process of a Whipple recovery. Is This Gonna Hurt? was also written to help explain what a Whipple operation is and, more importantly, it is dedicated to those caring professionals who helped Samonte through this somewhat uncommon experience: his doctors, nurses, technicians, and staff of North Shore Evanston Hospital. This memoir is a reminder to him on the importance of family and friends, especially his wife, Barb, whom he lost in March 2015. Without her encouragement and constant support, his will to survive would be in jeopardy.

The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe

Author: Amanda Gorman

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455011772

Category: Poetry

Page: 21

View: 9325

Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20. Januar 2021 bei der Inauguration des 46. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Joe Biden, vortrug, schenkte eine junge Lyrikerin den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt eine einzigartige Botschaft der Hoffnung und Zuversicht. Am 20. Januar 2021 wurde die erst zweiundzwanzigjährige Amanda Gorman zur sechsten und jüngsten Dichterin, die bei der Vereidigung eines US-amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Gedicht vortrug. »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf« ist jetzt in der autorisierten zweisprachigen Fassung als kommentierte Sonderausgabe erhältlich.

Perceptions and Projections

Author: Derek Dempsey


ISBN: 1304900428

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

View: 4451

A collection of writings from over the years about life, love and spiritual growth.

Psychiatric Casualties

Author: Mark Russell,Charles Figley

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547455

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 9453

The psychological toll of war is vast, and the social costs of war’s psychiatric casualties extend even further. Yet military mental health care suffers from extensive waiting lists, organizational scandals, spikes in veteran suicide, narcotic overprescription, shortages of mental health professionals, and inadequate treatment. The prevalence of conditions such as post–traumatic stress disorder is often underestimated, and there remains entrenched stigma and fear of being diagnosed. Even more alarming is how the military dismisses or conceals the significance and extent of the mental health crisis. The trauma experts Mark C. Russell and Charles Figley offer an impassioned and meticulous critique of the systemic failures in military mental health care in the United States. They examine the persistent disconnect between war culture, which valorizes an appearance of strength and seeks to purge weakness, and the science and treatment of trauma. Instead of reckoning with the mental health crisis, the military has neglected the needs of service members. It has discharged, prosecuted, and incarcerated a large number of people struggling with the psychological realities of war, and it has inflicted humiliation, ridicule, and shame on many more. Through a far-reaching historical account, Russell and Figley detail how the military has perpetuated a self-inflicted crisis. The book concludes with actionable prescriptions for change and a comprehensive approach to significantly improving military mental health.

Libertas and Thunderbolt

Author: Ronald L. Clark

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457512416


Page: 160

View: 6008

CAUTION Reading this book may cause your mind to be deliberately stretched well beyond its ability to shrink back to its original dimensions Carl Sagan, Steven Hawking, and others, are well known for their theory of why we do not see abundant intelligent extraterrestrial life all around us. The reason being, that once intelligent life discovers technology, that technology is used in a self-destructive orgy that brings about the extinction of all intelligent life within reach. So, when one looks out into the Cosmos to search for intelligent life, all life that once was there, no longer exists, save mankind. This theory, of course, has profound implications for us stranded here on spaceship Earth, especially as we watch in horror as our technology grinds out bigger and more powerful weapons of mass destruction every day. This book is a flight of fancy that supposes our Creators (with profound apologies to those who do not believe we have Creators) have undertaken a mission to save Humankind from blowing themselves to kingdom come just like all of the other "Intelligent" life has already done well before mankind began to build parking lots and Condos. Our Creators have names, and their names are Yahweh and Asherah. So come take an interstellar ride with Yahweh and Asherah as they struggle to help Humankind become an exception to the doomsday theories of Sagan and Hawking.

In Deep

Author: Angalia Bianca,Linda Beckstrom,Kevin Gates

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641600446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1640

Before Angalia Bianca became one of Chicago's foremost authorities on violence interruption and prevention and before she received international recognition and was honored by the City of Chicago, she was a criminal, a master manipulator, a brilliant con artist. Bianca spent twelve years in prison for forgery, embezzlement, drug dealing, and theft. But now she has gone far beyond the expectations for recovery to a life of service fueled by an unrelenting determination to make a difference. Bianca was once a gang member; now she puts her life on the line to interrupt gang violence. For thirty-six years she was a heroin addict; now she mentors people in recovery. She was homeless; now she appears as an invited guest, speaking across the country and around the world. Bianca crawled out of the deepest hole imaginable; now through her work with CeaseFire/Cure Violence she climbs back down to change lives. In Deep is a blunt, honest look at Bianca's life. Her mind-blowing stories take readers deep into a life of grit and gang violence that seems inescapable. Her story is at once fascinating, terrifying, and ultimately full of hope. Readers will be inspired by Bianca's climb out of the depths of depravity, and by her commitment to those facing the worst that the city of Chicago has to offer.

High Adventure

Author: Joe Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479721115

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1909

This story is about seven college students delivering the new sailboat “Bounder,” to Florida from Maine. Everything starts nicely but then goes downhill. Ghosts and death visit on the high seas. Four crew members spend time in a dungeon but save a twenty year old kid. Eventually they do get to Florida and then back to college in Maine. Meet the kids in the ceiling, Pablo and his whip and Uncle Joe who has twenty-four bedrooms on the second fl oor of his summer house. This story you can’t put down! Enjoy “HIGH ADVENTURE!”

Linzi's Diary 3

Author: Linzi waghorn


ISBN: 1326416227

Category: Fiction

Page: 79

View: 7083

Did she? or didn't she? Catch up with the Backstreet Boys as they enjoy the ups and down of growing up.

The Shibboleth

Author: John Hornor Jacobs

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ª

ISBN: 146772405X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 412

View: 3807

"There are certain shibboleths to our condition."At the end of the first book of The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy, Jack and Shreve are incarcerado--physically locked up. Shreve's back in the custody of the state of Arkansas, and Jack's somewhere in the clutches of Mr. Quincrux--both problems Shreve aims to rectify.Cages might hold Shreve's body, but the power that's been growing since his encounter with Quincrux has reached a pinnacle. Nothing can prevent his mind from scaling the etheric heights. Freed from his body, Shreve discovers the magnitude of the evil that's stirring in the east. The wave of insomnia that's paralyzed the nation is only the beginning.To save Jack--and maybe all of the humanity he no longer feels part of--Shreve has no choice but to join Quincrux and the Society of Extranaturals.