If you make your bed, you lie in it, my parents used to say, growing up in a very traditional household with my father as the head and my mom, the caregiver. When I got married, I wanted more—I wanted some independence. My life took a turn when I discovered my marriage was a lie. In the midst of getting out, I was raped, got pregnant, and was trapped in the marriage. The situation got worse, and the battle to escape was a challenge that I do not wish on my worst enemy. Riddled with guilt of not wanting my son made me overcompensate for the injustice against this innocent child. I was determined to get out even if it meant I left the crime scene in a body bag. I remarried a loving and amazing man, but my past was an invisible obstacle which made me angry and happy on the same day. My battle to survive against all odds came at a price—post-traumatic stress disorder—and many sessions with a psychologist and psychiatrist helping me to have a better relationship with my son and to get to know myself better with the goal to heal.
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 How do we discuss serious ideas in the age of 24-hour news? What was rhetoric in the past and what should it be now? And what does Islamic State have in common with Donald Trump? We’ve never had more information or more opportunity to debate the issues of the day. Yet the relationship between politicians, the media and the public is characterised by suspicion, mistrust and apathy. What has gone wrong? Enough Said reveals how political, social and technological change has transformed our political landscape – and how we talk about the issues that affect us all. Political rhetoric has become stale and the mistrust of politicians has made voters flock to populists who promise authenticity, honesty and truth instead of spin, evasiveness and lies. Featuring Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin, Tony Blair and George Osborne, Silvio Berlusconi and many more star performers, Enough Said shows how public language is losing its power, and how an ominous gap is opening between the governed and those who govern. The result of decades of first-hand experience of politics and media, this is an essential, brilliant diagnosis of what we should stop doing and what we should start doing in order to reinvigorate Western democracy.
Our past was painful and a lot of mistakes were made, but that was then - this is now.Mia wants a fight? I'll give her one.She wants to leave me? I'll make her stay.This is our future. She belongs to me.Our past wasn't just painful, it was soul-shattering, and no amount of time will change that.Adam wants a fight? Bring it.He won't let me leave? I'll make him pay.This is my future. I don't belong to him.Follow Adam and Mia's journey through the deliciously dysfunctional madness they like to call...marriage.Author's note: This is the third book in the This Can't be Happening Series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.Author's warning: Mature content, lots of cussing (as in, A LOT), a five-foot-three, redheaded, terror of a woman and a sexy, possessive, crazy, hot alpha cop.
Addiction Counselor Notebook Journal Diary Cute Funny Humorous Blank Lined Notebook Gift for Student School College Ruled Graduation Gift ... Job Working Employee Appreciation (gag Gifts)
Author: Kate Pears
Perfect and original gift for an Addiction counselor, someone who has been helping and guiding you through something and you want to thank them in an original and fun way with this blank lined notebook for them to write down whatever they want to or just to journal their thoughts every day. This is great as a journal or notebook perfect for you to write your own thoughts, get a little creative with poetry or just writing down lists or ideas. It is a 120 pages blank ruled journal ready for you to fill with your own writing and get a little creative every now and then. 120 pages of high-quality paper It can be used as a journal, notebook or just a composition book 6" x 9" Paperback notebook, soft matte cover Perfect for gel pen, ink or pencils Great size to carry everywhere in your bag, for work, high school, college... It will make a great gift for any special occasion: Christmas, Secret Santa, Birthday...
110 Game Sheets - 660 Tic-Tac-Toe Blank Games - Soft Cover Book for Kids - Traveling & Summer Vacations - 6 X 9 in - 15. 24 X 22. 86 Cm - Single Player - Funny Great Gift
Author: Till Wiek
Tic-tac-toe is a game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3�3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, diagonal or vertical row wins the game. Cute Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game Book for Kids and Adults! Cover: Soft Cover (Matte) Size: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: 110 pages (55 front/back sheets) with Blank 6 Games per Pages (660 Games) This 6" x 9" Tic Tac Toe Game for outside / playground, featuring a total of 110 pages filled 660 games, is perfect for adults, kids for summer vacations. Tic-Tac-Toe Game also known as "3-in-a-row" or "naughts and crosses" or "Xs and Os" is a paper-and-pencil game for two players drawing pieces (typically Xs for the first player and Os for the second) on a 3�3 square grid. The winner is the first player to place three of his marks in a row, column, or diagonal. The front cover consists of artistic, trendy, original, funny and colorful background. Essential game idea for all ages for summer vacations. Easy fit in a purse, tote and messenger bag to play in restaurants, planes, trains, car trips, waiting rooms, picnics, home.
A Collection of Poems, Journal Entries, and Short Stories
Author: Divya Adu
"You are Enough"...Said Me is written by Divya Adu. This is Adu's first book. She has been performing at coffee houses and poetry slams since middle school. Although, she has been writing since the age of 5. But creating a body of work and compiling it together into an art form, she has never done before. This is a book about trauma, a journey from childhood to adulthood, and a catharsis for anyone who has felt as if they haven't been abundant in life or adequate enough to be in certain spaces. This collection of short stories, poems, and journal entries were carefully written with the deepest emotions and a variety of life situations that a young person might go through. Such as love, emotions, heartache, and triumph. Along with pain, Divya explores healing and finally letting go of childhood fears and mental suffering that life can bring. Learning that you are enough and that you are important through her lens, "HERstory". Some of the works within the book have been selected from an archive that ranges from 2013 to 2019. Divya hopes that this book will allow others to see they are not alone. That your presence and time on earth are valued and your feelings are valid.
Writing Daily Routine Gift for College Or High School Advisors Journal and Hand Note Thanksgiving and Christmas Gift for Advisor Orange Cover
Author: Independently Published
Looking for an awesome Academic Advisor gift idea for Your Loved One Or Yourself? Look no further! This is an awesome gag gift for your Academic Advisor friends, coworkers or boss too. Suitable for birthdays, work anniversaries, graduates.Get it today! Specifications: Cover Finish: Glossy Dimensions: 8,5" x 11" (21.59cm x 27.94 cm) Interior: Lined Paper
Twenty-something public relations gem Jules Jackson has everything in her life under control, and that's exactly the way she likes it. She's got no problem handling two jobs, her crazy friends, and her difficult mother. But she's just about given up on men--until she meets fine Germaine Williams . . . Straight-up catch Germaine is eager to prove his worth to Jules, and she falls hard. But it's soon clear Germaine's keeping at least one big secret. And the deeper Jules digs, the more her balancing act and her romance begin to crumble. Now Jules can either turn to her faith and open her heart to love--or risk getting it broken. . . "Enough drama, romance, and faith that keeps you turning pages." --Tia McCollors, Essence® Bestselling Author "A sweet Christian romance." –Publishers Weekly "Christian fiction fans will love this book! Man Enough For Me has heaping helpings of faith, prayer and redemption. I expect that readers will be clamoring for more from Rhonda Bowen." --Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author