Asparagus Dreams

Author: Jessica Peers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called 'Asparagus' Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential school for young people with autism. Here, at first miserable and misunderstood, she spends the next five years trying to cope with the strict school system - fighting against misguided teacher interventions, dealing with the onset of adolescence and fitting in with the other pupils. Recalling her school years with humour and insight, Jessica takes the reader right inside what it feels like to have AS. Her account will open the eyes of readers to the difficulties, and the rewards, of this condition.

Following the Wrong God Home

Footloose in an American Dream

Author: Clive Scott Chisholm

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 406

View: 550

Clive Scott Chisholm wryly describes himself as a ?fugitive from the American Dream.? A displaced Canadian and a legally ?registered alien,? Chisholm set out from his home in upstate New York in 1985 to discover the origins of that dream. In Following the Wrong God Home, he recounts his personal odyssey, describing the people he encountered and the unforgettable stories they told. Chisholm?s solo journey on foot from the Missouri River to Salt Lake City retraced the 1,100-mile trek of nineteenth-century Mormon pioneers. In this account, he juxtaposes that Mormon search for the dream of ?community? against the modern search for the American dream of ?individuality,? muses over how much and how little things have changed in the century-and-a-half since 1847, and creates a narrative informed by the American dreamers he came across from Omaha to Salt Lake City.

The Adventures of a Bed Salesman

A Novel

Author: Michael Kumpfmüller

Publisher: Picador

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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This picaresque tale of a sexually voracious bed salesman whose life is dominated by his adventures with women opens in l962 as thirty-year-old Heinrich Hampel crosses the Berlin Wall leaving the West for East. This is not a political gesture but a desperate attempt to escape debt and the sexual mayhem caused by his bold selling techniques. Charming his way into the hearts and beds of his female customers (in Bavaria in the l950s), Heinrich doubles his turnover, but when an expensive mistress appears, his long-suffering wife Rosa has cause to worry. Despite the postwar economic miracle, Heinrich's debts build until he is forced to flee across the border and take up his old ways in the East. From this audacious and outlandish opening, the novel builds up a mosaic of Hampel's life. As fresh as it is provocative, Michael Kumpfmüller's first novel was a bestselling literary sensation in Germany.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Author: Shana Nichols

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 975

'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

The Silver Cloud Cafe

Author: Alfredo Véa

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 171

From the author of the acclaimed La Maravilla comes a magical and vibrant new tale of love, history, and human sorrow.In The Silver Cloud Cafe, a murder, a suicide, and what appears to be a bizarre case of divine intervention in present-day San Francisco all lead back to a killing in a migrant farmworker?s camp in Stockton, California more than thirty years ago.More than a ramshackle Mexican cantina in the Mission District, Raphael?s Silver Cloud is a place of reckoning. High on the roof angels beckon special patrons?wanderers, the wronged, the dispossessed. A midget philosopher came and found his boyhood friend and his long lost love. A Mexican priest came, trailing his bitter history and exile?s regrets. And an assassin came.Reaching back to the anti-clerical wars which accompanied the Mexican Revolution, across the seas to the Philippines, where poverty, superstition, and religion prove to be a volatile mix, and beneath to San Francisco?s underworld of migrants, prostitutes, streetcorner prophets and sojourners of every stripe, The Silver Cloud Cafe is both a literary force and a profound meditation on the ideas of justice and culture.

Themes, Dreams, and Schemes

Banquet Menu Ideas, Concepts, and Thematic Experiences

Author: G. Eugene Wigger

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 109

Are you looking to put more fun in your functions? More bang in your banquets? Now real help is at hand--with Themes, Dreams, and Schemes, the complete guide to menu and theme management for banquet, catering, and meeting/event planning operations. Filled with practical advice and using a step-by-step approach, this hands-on reference contains everything you need to know in order to design unique theme parties, develop winning menus, write compelling proposals, and negotiate effectively. The book features over 375 theme experiences and is packed with hundreds of innovative menu suggestions to get you started. There are menus for meeting breaks, receptions, and theme parties, as well as sit-down and buffet breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners--including low-cholesterol, low-fat, low-sodium, and kosher menus. New food combination and presentation ideas let you take the "blahs" out of menu planning and put the imagination back in. Drawing on over 30 years of international catering expertise, G. Eugene Wigger brings his well-informed perspective and tremendous enthusiasm to every aspect of the management process, from attendee and staff involvement strategies to smart ways to save on food and budget costs, prop purchase, and more. So why wait? Transform your dreams into wonderful themes, and devise the schemes that will make them come true. With this comprehensive sourcebook, you're on your way to memorable special event planning. "Gene is a genius! This book will be THE resource for every caterer or special event manager who wishes to go beyond the ordinary and expected to produce a visual and culinary medium of delight." --Richard E. Marriott, Chairman of the Board, Host Marriott Corporation. "Gene Wigger is one of the most creative people in the business of 'Experience Creation.' This book is a wonderful resource." --Paul R. O'Neil, Vice President, Managing Director, Sheraton New York Hotel, Sheraton Manhattan Hotel. "Bravo! We have needed a book like this for a long time! It will be a valuable resource to stir up the creative juices of caterers and meeting planners alike." --Patti J. Shock, Associate Professor/Department Chair, Tourism & Convention Administration Department, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "Putting on a successful event that truly meets your objectives is both a science and an art. Gene Wigger is considered the 'Doctor of Creativity' of our industry. His work is a superb guide on how to get it done with taste, flair, and professionalism." --Frederic V. Malek, Chairman of the Board Thayer Capital Partners (Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts). "When it comes to creative catering and special theme party events, Gene Wigger didn't just write the book, he invented it!" --Scott A. Dillion, President SDI Travel and Incentives.

Curative Factors in Dynamic Psychotherapy

Author: American Academy of Psychoanalysis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 397

View: 493

No single question raises more of a challenge to dynamic psychotherapy than that of identifying and understanding the critical factors in the curative process that lead to change and cure. What are the seemingly intangible variables that enable patients to overcome symptomatology and maladaptive behaviors, so as to develop and grow as productive human beings? This volume brings together eminent therapists, clinicians, and researchers who have contributed new and creative thinking to this area of concern. Their innovative work has led to an advancement of psychoanalytic knowledge and techniques and thereby to more effective approaches in unraveling the components of psychotherapeutic cure. The contributors address themselves to the exploration, definition, and explication of the alternate and often complex avenues that lead to patient change and cure. This book is unique in not being limited to a single theoretical viewpoint, but instead presents and reflects a broad spectrum of current psychoanalytic thought. Diverse theories and approaches are individually discussed and then brought together to provide a beginning integration. Not limited solely to a clinical or research perspective, the book offers ways of evaluating clinical findings through research so as to strengthen the scientific foundations of psychoanalytic theory and technique.

Dreams in the Mist

Loyalist House Season I

Author: Barbara Nattress

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 451

Guests staying at a B&B often remark that this would be the perfect job. All it requires is some decorating skill to make the rooms look appealing, baking goodies, and interacting with the guests. Marilee soon discovers there is more to it than she thought, especially when her dreams start becoming reality. The noises in the attic, the letters falling from hidden spots all seem to relate to a war fought 200 years ago. Loyalist House may be more than just a lovely historic home. It may have secrets that relate to Marilees dreams in the mist.