For many years after that night, my memories of what happened after he held the blade to my throat and threatened my life were fragmented... difficult to piece together. It was too extreme, too violent for me to understand. Violently gang-raped when she was thirteen years old, and raped three more times before the age of eighteen, Madeleine has experienced more trauma in her life than most ever will. Living in a state of shock and self-loathing, it took her years of struggle to confront the buried memories of that first attack and begin to undo the damage. Yet, after growing up with a burden no teenager should ever have to shoulder, she found the heart to carry out the best revenge plan of all: leading a fulfilling and happy life. But the road to piecing her life back together was long and painful. For Madeleine, forgiveness was the key. True forgiveness takes genuine effort. It is the ultimate act of courage. In Unbroken, Madeleine tells her moving and empowering story, as she discovers that our lives are not defined by what knocks us down - they are defined by how we get back up.
Keith Morris is a true punk icon. No one else embodies the sound of Southern Californian hardcore the way he does. With his waist-length dreadlocks and snarling vocals, Morris is known the world over for his take-no-prisoners approach on the stage and his integrity off of it. Over the course of his forty-year career with Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, and OFF!, he's battled diabetes, drug and alcohol addiction, and the record industry...and he's still going strong. My Damage is more than a book about the highs and lows of a punk rock legend. It's a story from the perspective of someone who has shared the stage with just about every major figure in the music industry and has appeared in cult films like The Decline of Western Civilization and Repo Man. A true Hollywood tale from an L.A. native, My Damage reveals the story of Morris's streets, his scene, and his music-as only he can tell it.
The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...
They call me Sour. The opposite of sweet. Shanking, stabbing, steaming, robbing, I did it all, rolling with the Man Dem. I did it because I was bad. I did it because I had heart. And the reason I reckon I got away with it for so long? Because I was a girl.
Need help in curing cancer ? Chances are that almost every second westerner will develop some sort of cancer during its lifetime. Or are you just looking for prevention... Anyway look no further. This book addresses numerous possible reasons for cancer development from radiation, genetics and food consumption. It reveals some stunning little known facts like importance of pH balance and dangers of consumption of sugar, aspartame, chlorine, food additives etc. It describes healing protocols like flax seed treatment, bob beck protocol, cesium protocol, aloe vera etc. Human body also has plenty of protection mechanisms like ""autophagy"" process which recycles damaged organelles when starving of food and stuff like tumor suppressor genes but all that may not be enough. When diagnosed with cancer people usually fall into panic but in most cases it doesn't need to be so. Overall, book contains plenty of tips and advices on how to stay clear from this menace.
Since she rose to international fame in 1985 with her seminal Irish jazz album Tired and Emotional, Mary Coughlan's battles with addiction, the problems in her personal life and career have been well documented. But until now she has never spoken of the traumatic events in her childhood that led to a life of rebellion, running away, and reliance on drugs and alcohol. In this funny, moving and typically outspoken memoir, Ireland's best-loved jazz singer pulls no punches in getting to the heart of what made Mary so contrary. Detailing her battles with the bottle, her suicide attempts and her confinement in psychiatric hospitals, Mary tells of how, after hitting rock-bottom, she pulled herself out of the dregs of a vodka bottle to confront the foundations of her problems head-on. As she tells her story - with a ribald, running commentary on the highs and lows of celebrity culture - we get to experience an alternative evolution of Ireland in the '70s and '80s, populated with hippies, rock stars and movie moguls, and one wild Irish girl determined to live a life less ordinary.
Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte
Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Category: Political Science
Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.
Nach dem Tod ihrer Schwester und der Trennung von ihrem Verlobten will Anwältin Kate Lange in einer prominenten Kanzlei neu durchstarten. Die Großmutter der jungen Lisa sucht ihren Rat, weil sie glaubt, dass das Mädchen Drogen nimmt. Kurz darauf wird Lisa tot aufgefunden. Getrieben von einem schlechten Gewissen stellt Kate Nachforschungen an und macht schon bald eine schreckliche Entdeckung, die sie in den Fokus des Mörders rückt ...
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand 'Jo Loves'. This, her first autobiography, tells in full her incredible journey from modest beginnings as a teenager, struggling with dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications, to becoming an international brand name and one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. Jo's lively story explores how her fascination with smell teamed with her natural ability to create world-famous blends such as 'Lime, Basil & Mandarin', revolutionised the way we think about fragrance. Her unique talent for pioneering innovation and originality within her field is unrivalled. Yet, despite her success, she has faced huge challenges with courage and determination, including being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and told she only had nine months to live, and her decision to go it alone after selling the original Jo Malone brand to the Estee Lauder Corporation and walking away in 2006. Jo's commitment and down-to-earth approach to life, work and family makes her one of the most likeable and well respected personalities in British retail and her honesty, hard work and entrepreneurial grit are an inspiration to all.
Natalie Jarrett is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls in love with the wrong boy. When she finds herself in the hospital after one of his violent attacks, she can no longer turn a blind eye. Suffering from severe injuries, her doctor tells her she will never be the same again. Although injured and feeling guilty, alone, scared and most of all, damaged, everyone seems to expect her to return quickly to her normal life – but how can she bounce back when she blames herself for all that’s gone wrong?
My Story By: Debra P. Holley This book is a memoir of a woman who had to overcome several challenges in her life. The journey of life’s experiences and events is shown by expressions of feelings and thoughts as she traveled along surviving life-threatening illnesses, holding on to faith and purpose, and giving testament and being a witness for God’s goodness and mercy through her journey. It is the author’s hope that reading this book will inspire, encourage, and give hope to others to continue their journey through life, living it to the fullest.
For many years, author Deborah Leigh Alexander lived in denial. It was hard for her to understand how the emotional abuse she suffered during her childhood affected her adult life. In this memoir, Alexander takes a step back and relives her childhood in order to break free of the emotional bondage and to forgive, heal, and grow. A Wounded Daughters Survival recounts her personal and family history and comes to terms with the dysfunction that permeated her relationship with her parents. Alexander narrates how she lived through many damaging and sometimes violent encounters in her formative years, including overwhelming feelings of rejection by her parents. Using personal anecdotes to illustrate how God has worked in her life, she shares her experiences with her faith and how she found comfort and guidance in the Bible and through prayer. This true and personal account sheds light on how emotional abuse truly damages lives. By sharing her experiences of survival, discovery, and healing, Alexander provides hope that a functional future is indeed possible.
Life is a lesson. Unconscious life experiences teach us lessons every day and we need to learn from those lessons. Whatever experience I am going through I need to maintain myself worth. My life experiences and struggles may cause society to perceive myself worth indifferent but I know who I am, and with that being said there is no room for inferiority by others. Others may be confused about their perception of me but I know I am beautiful and fearlessly made. Everyone must feel appreciated and valued. However, there is a catch to developing self worth, inner peace, and joy in order to become an individual with purpose. Having someone tare down your character by being ridiculed within your own race confirms that we need healing from slavery.
It's August AD 78 in the great city of Pompeii - a day of strange encounters and even odder portents. What does it all mean? And why is Claudia so disturbed by Vesuvius, the great volcano that looms over the city?
Ebenso schockierende wie unterhaltsame Storys der Bandmitglieder von NOFX, eine der einflussreichsten und erfolgreichsten Punkbands der Welt, über Mord, Selbstmord, Sucht, Randale, Betrug, Bondage, alle möglichen Krankheiten, Yakuza und Pipi trinken. Ein Blick zurück auf über 30 Jahre Komödie, Tragödie und völlig unerklärlichen Erfolg.