Download and read online Living with Crohn s Disease A Story Of Survival Autobiography By Paul Davies in PDF and EPUB My name is Paul, and I’ve suffered with Crohn’s Disease for thirty years. This is my story of how I’ve survived. It includes the agony I went through for eighteen months before being diagnosed with CD, what drove me over the edge to try and take my own life one cold and bleak December night, and why smoking cannabis helped relieve my symptoms but soon turned into a serious drug addiction and a different lifestyle that wasn’t me. I’ve learnt how to deal with the emotional side a lot better now, and whether you are a patient or a friend of a patient, please remember to stay positive. You will have bad days, but when the good days do come, live and enjoy them to the full. This is what keeps me going.
Download and read online Autobiography Of A Little Jamaican Boy Survival Of A Delicate Orchid Among Thorny Weeds in PDF and EPUB The story is about a premature child, who survived a primitive and hostile post slavery environment- and grew up in poverty with a single unemployed parent and four siblings. The prose, syntax and narrative of the book is uniquely island and it is colored with British and American cultural experiences. That is why the author has included personal details which have significantly influenced his life-and taught him lessons such as, how to grow and bloom in the [concrete] jungle of thorns: Irritating and choking circumstances! The book introduces the reader to historical accounts of the Author's country of origin: Jamaica West Indies. Then the book elaborates on the island's period of enslavement, bloody struggle for freedom, and subsequent birth of the nation. The reason some history and culture is included is to establish a background for the life story of the little Jamaican boy. His roller coaster life has exposed the boy (now man’s) strengths and weaknesses. Just when it seemed that he is on top, he then slides down a steep slope! And, up again! This has been the story of how his life has been. What should the reader take away from how the writer has lived his life? This Autobiography, tells the life story of a premature baby who had survived in rural Jamaica without available intensive postnatal care facilities. How? He was carried about, fastened to a pillow, with a caring and professional rural family doctor, and a loving young mother. The delicate little baby, like a beautiful orchid, grew up, and in time faced life's struggles. He struggled at play, school, work as an immigrant and as a soldier in the British Army, and especially in marriages. He has had many successes and as many failures. He has given honest accounts of his mistakes, remedial actions and recovery. The book is written to help those who face difficulties and are not able to think positively, or able to view problems as opportunities. It was written to show versatility, strength, determination, adaptability, and faith in the Almighty. These are the qualities that have allowed the writer to be happy and content. Blake hopes the reader takes all these qualities away from the reading.
Download and read online Autopsy Anatomy of Survival in PDF and EPUB "Autopsy, Anatomy of Survival is an analysis of my own struggles as a skinny, scared kid born prior to The Great Depression of the 1930s and my experiences surviving the Depression, WWII, college, and post-war periods."
Download and read online Adhd in PDF and EPUB Everyone has heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, but most do not know very much about what it is really like to suffer from the debilitating, destructive condition. Conflictive reports in the media and even from healthcare practitioners leave parents of ADHD children and ADHD individuals confused, afraid and unsure of what to do. In this unique book, Dr. Kuendig takes the reader on a journey through the life of an individual with ADHD- himself- and shares his understanding of the peaks and valleys of the disorder both from the viewpoint of a clinical psychologist and an afflicted person. Before parents and caregivers assume that living with ADHD is not really all that difficult, they should make reading this book their number one priority!
Download and read online The Gift of Stories Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography Life Stories and Personal Mythmaking in PDF and EPUB The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential of sharing our stories. It provides specific, practical, instructional details for telling our own stories and gives the necessary guidelines for assisting others in telling their life stories. Its basic framework enables individuals with little experience to begin writing about the really important aspects of their lives and understanding how and why the universal elements of the stories we tell contribute to our continuing growth.
Download and read online The Fiction of Autobiography in PDF and EPUB Writing autobiography is a complicated, often fraught activity for both writer and reader. We can find many recent examples of the way such writing calls into question the author's truthfulness or their authority to present as definitive their 'version' of a particular event or portion of their lives. Drawing upon a wide range of late twentieth and early twenty-first-century autobiographical writing, The Fiction of Autobiography examines key aspects of autobiography from the interrelated perspectives of author, reader, critic and scholar, to reconsider how we view this form of writing, and its relationship to the way we understand and construct identity. Maftei considers recent cases and texts such as Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking and Frey's A Million Little Pieces alongside older texts such as Proust's In Search of Lost TimeÂ¸ Nabokov's Speak, Memory and Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. In part, this is to emphasise that key issues reappear and arise over decades and centuries, and that texts distanced by time can speak to each other thoughtfully and poignantly.
Download and read online Gay American Autobiography in PDF and EPUB In the first anthology to survey the full range of gay men's autobiographical writing from Walt Whitman to the present, Gay American Autobiography draws excerpts from letters, journals, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies to provide examples of the best life writing over the last century and a half. Volume editor David Bergman guides the reader chronologically through selected writings that give voice to every generation of gay writers since the nineteenth century, including a diverse array of American men of African, European, Jewish, Asian, and Latino heritage. Documenting a range of life experiences that encompass tattoo artists and academics, composers and drag queens, hustlers and clerks, it contains accounts of turn-of-the-century transvestites, gay rights activists, men battling AIDS, and soldiers attempting to come out in the army. Each selection provides important insight on the wide spectrum of ways gay men have defined and lived their lives, highlighting how self-awareness changes an author's experience. The volume includes an introduction by Bergman and headnotes for each of the nearly forty entries. Bringing many out-of-print and hard-to-find works to new readers, this challenging and comprehensive anthology chronicles American gay history and life struggles over the course of the past 150 years. Finalist, Lambda Book Award for LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary Foundation
Download and read online Bloodletting in PDF and EPUB A frank, honest, strangely uplifting and at times darkly humorous memoir about self-harm, eating disorders, depression, dysfunctional families, self-image, courage and ultimately triumph.
Download and read online My Science Fiction Autobiography in PDF and EPUB Here's a retro science fiction novel that baby boomers will appreciate. If your childhood dream was to pilot a rocket ship, live on the moon, or travel to the stars, this is the sci-fi adventure for you!In 1966 my teenage friends and I were enthralled by the prospect of space travel. I envisioned building a personal spacecraft, lunar outpost, and an asteroid starship. This didn't seem like a stretch to me, any more than a time-traveling UFO landing in my back yard did! One fateful night I had the opportunity to see the future, and it was everything that I imagined. My now-grown friends had found the means to achieve our dreams-although, not quite the way I predicted, after all, life has a way of exacting its toll. Luckily, I arrived in time to witness the completion of our greatest scientific endeavor. Join me now for a good old-fashioned, outer space adventure with the awe and mystery that you haven't experienced since you were, well...a kid!
Download and read online Making an Exhibition of Myself the autobiography of Peter Hall in PDF and EPUB The story of a railway worker’s son who became one of the most powerful, outspoken and charismatic figures in European theatre. Sir Peter Hall has been director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, artistic director of Glyndebourne, and director of Britain’s National Theatre from 1973 to 1988. He has directed over 150 productions of plays, operas and films, and now runs his own acclaimed theatre company
Download and read online Educational Experience as Lived Knowledge History Alterity in PDF and EPUB In this volume, Pinar enacts his theory of curriculum, detailing the relations among knowledge, history, and alterity. The introduction is Pinar’s intellectual life history, naming the contributions he has made to understanding educational experience. Study is the center of educational experience, as he demonstrates in the opening chapter. The alterity of educational experience is evident in his conceptions of disciplinarity and internationalization, interrelated projects of historicization, dialogical encounter, and recontextualization. By reactivating the past, not by instrumentalizing the present, we can find the future, explicated in his studies of the Eight-Year Study, the Tyler Rationale, and the gendering and racialization of U.S. school reform. The interrelation of race and gender is emphasized in the chapters on Ida B. Wells and Jane Addams. The technologization of education is critiqued through analysis of the achievements of George Grant and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The educational project of subjective and social reconstruction is explored through study of Musil’s essayism, a genre that corrects the problems accompanying ethnography and created by identity politics.
Download and read online The Autobiography of Leon Rubach in PDF and EPUB It's 1940 and Polish Jews have been moved into ghettos. One woman has a chance to escape with her two young children to a nearby cafe. There a sympathetic Turk has identity papers for the three of them with false names, nationality and religion. They must pretend to be Moslem Turks with no knowledge of the religion or language, and live for years in the middle of a Nazi neighborhood. The boy's playmates are Hitler Youth and his baby brother is indoctrinated to be an anti-Semite. Constantly suspected by the Gestapo, he is threatened at gunpoint to confess his true identity. He is asked to translate Polish into Turkish, and must even perform the Turkish national anthem, all without any knowledge of a word of Turkish. This book tells a rare account of a courageous woman's desperate fight to save her children from certain death.
Download and read online Authoring a Life in PDF and EPUB This book begins as an autobiography, the story of an incest survivor who became an English professor, but it ends with an argument: that we must reconceptualize the language arts curriculum, from grade school through graduate school, if we are to meet the needs of our students, an alarming number of whom are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Download and read online Stepping Over Myself in PDF and EPUB Stepping Over Myself is the life story of Ayis A. Caperonis. The book recounts how the medical mistakes and judgement errors ultimately almost cost him his life as he was diagnosed with a voluminous Brain Tumor in the cerebellum... With a slight survival chance in the surgery, he was to be the "test" to a new and dangerous surgery technique that would last nine hours and was performed by renowned surgions in Europe. From this sudden tragic turn in his life and the numerous aftermaths Ayis A. Caperonis recounts how he managed to overlook the negative aspects of his life and resume living. Hard work in reeducation, love and God would help him go beyond what doctors ever thought would be possible....
Download and read online Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter Trilogy in PDF and EPUB It takes more than silver bullets to kill a werewolf. This is an an omnibus edition of the three books in the Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter trilogy. Sylvester James knows what it is to be haunted. His mother died giving birth to him and his father never let him forget it—until the night he was butchered by a werewolf. Alone in the world, Sylvester is taken in by Michael Winterfox, a Cheyenne mystic. Winterfox, once a werewolf hunter, trains the boy to be a warrior—teaching him how to block out pain, stalk, fight, and kill. Bit by bit all that makes Sylvester human is sacrificed to the hunt. Now, Sylvester’s hatred has become a monster all its own, robbing him of conscience and conviction as surely as the Beast’s bite. As he follows his vendetta into the outlands of the occult, options become scarce. And he learns it takes more than silver bullets to kill a werewolf—to kill a werewolf, it takes a hunter with a perfect willingness to die. This edition features the previously published Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter, Heart of Scars, and The Lineage in Brian P. Easton's Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter trilogy.