It’s OK. Really. For every brave soul who wants to just say no—no to meeting the gang for drinks, no to wishing a coworker happy birthday (unless there’s free cake involved), and no to dating of any kind—here comes Blair, the master of living life in sweatpants and talking only to her cat. With her dark but totally honest perspective, Blair will teach you how to become an antisocial hermit, fail at your boring job, sabotage your relationship, and always—always—give yourself permission to choose the couch over the gym.
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it's a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose. Andrew's been feeling stuck. For years he's worked a thankless public health job, searching for the next of kin of those who die alone. Luckily, he goes home to a loving family every night. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. Then he meets Peggy. A misunderstanding has left Andrew trapped in his own white lie and his lonely apartment. When new employee Peggy breezes into the office like a breath of fresh air, she makes Andrew feel truly alive for the first time in decades. Could there be more to life than this? But telling Peggy the truth could mean losing everything. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start.
A compassionate reference for terminally ill patients and their caregivers outlines accessible insights and practical tools for providing and receiving care and offers additional advice for the grieving process and supporting children. Original. 25,000 first printing.
This novel has a fast pace plot, that takes the reader from California to Vietnam and back. The main character is an Air police Investigator, who is investigating a desertion case (Cold case). His Investigation quickly reveals the possibility that the Airmen did not desert, but in fact, was probably murdered. As an Air Police Investigator and later as a San Bernardino County Sheriff's detective, the pursuit of this suspect becomes an obsession. This story is based on several true events. Some of the names of the characters are real (used with the permission of the individual). If you like intrigue, the battle against injustice, murder, war stories, and surprises, then you will not be able to put this novel down!
When the bodies of a man and his dog are found on the northern hills, Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harris and his team find themselves plunged into a violent world where life counts for little. Drawn ever deeper into the machinations of organized crime, the team start to fear that a ruthless killer is living in their midst as a second murderous assault rocks the hilltop community of Levton Bridge. As the mystery deepens, and people start to panic, the investigation reveals a disturbing world of secrets, half-truths and betrayals where lives and loves are casualties...
“This is the story of Carmen, who loses her life to lung cancer at age 60. Told by her sister Nicole, it is the gut-wrenching account of Carmen’s final year and her family’s journey through this crisis with her. The story is graphic, often humorous, and always intensely moving. Above all, it’s a love story — about the unbreakable bond between two sisters, about the strength of sibling ties, about the power of maternal love and most movingly, about the incredible devotion of the man for whom Carmen is a life-long love. This inspiring book sheds light on the complicated process of facing terminal illness and how loved ones are affected. An intimately human, touching narrative.” -- Margaret Dukes, former Associate Director, Canadian Medical Association “The way the author shares her own emotions is what may ultimately help another reader come to understand and accept that their own feelings — whatever they may be — are normal and that each of us experiences this journey in our own unique and equally valid way.” -- Debbie Bolger-Ingimundson, Health care provider “The book is very captivating — it is honest and human. It is so real!” -- Lucie Guimond, Director, The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence “It’s a remarkable memoir. I have no doubts it will serve many.” -- Janet Love Morrison, Author “The book really drew me into the actual experience (moist eyes and all) … it should be obligatory reading for anyone involved with end-of-life care.” -- Steve Pelletier, MD
From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning. Ira Byock is also the author of The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening
Author: Becky Blades
Category: Family & Relationships
The perfect gift for grads—and their mothers! As Becky Blades prepared to send her firstborn daughter off to Harvard, it occurred to her how much she still needed to learn. About dreams. About life. About laundry. Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is the frequently poignant and always true collection of advice your mom might've forgotten to give you, like: · Good posture is slimming · Multi-tasking doesn't always save you time · Don't heat-dry your delicates Blades also reminds us that "it's okay to outgrow your dreams," and to "make something every day." A perfect gift for mothers and daughters to share.
New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Staub join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets three women hold to a terrifying murder. . . A Killer Who Gets Away With Murder Once. . . It's been twenty years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It's a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that. . . Finds It Easier To Kill Again. . . A 20-year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth's. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures slashed by an angry red line. . . And Again. . .And Again. . .
One mans personal journey of grieving the loss of his wife written over a period of 3 years January 11 2002 Oh Booby, Booby, Booby. This explains it all. I want you back so much, yet fully understand this is a fantasy. It must be my way of handling (or trying to) my pain, thinking of the good times, wanting the good times, knowing that now they have to come from what I make. Round and round we go, its an intriguing web we weave ourselves. The web breaks, so we have to spin a new one. This I will continue to do until I make a web so strong that I will feel safe, feel confident with myself. March 2 2002 Still feeling as though Im just floating like a feather in the wind. Like the feather I dont know where I will land. Its as though I have no control but I know for sure that this is not so. Im in complete control; it is me allowing myself to be in this state. I want companionship so much, but Im scared, I want to touch, explore, and feel someone. Selfishly for my own needs but its something I need to happen because I have to justify to myself that I can love again.