At the age of five, Shirley Temple became the world’s most famous and acclaimed child—the most talented, beautiful child performer ever to capture the public’s imagination. By the time she was ten, she had either met or had received words of admiration from almost everyone of distinction. Nine-tenths of the world could recognize her on sight. She single-handedly cheered an entire nation caught in the firm grip of a depression. Her films saved a major studio from bankruptcy. She earned more than the President of the United States and lived in her own junior-sized San Simeon. As lionized, idolized and protected as royalty, Shirley Temple was the one and only American Princess. Shirley Temple is brought into focus in this definitive, intimate portrait of her as a child and as the woman that child became: a woman forced to live her entire life in the shadow of her own past glory. We follow the tumultuous events and disappointments that marked Shirley Temple’s meteoric rise to unprecedented fame as a child star, her fall as an adolescent who had outgrown her appeal, and her surprising ascent into a word figure as ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of Protocol for the United States, and Ambassador to Ghana; her “princess in the tower” upbringing that isolated her from friends and real child’s play and from studio co-workers as well; her obsessive relationship with her mother, Gertrude, who lived her life through her famous daughter; her power over one of Hollywood’s greatest despots—Darryl Zanuck; her fairy-tale marriage to John Agar that became a nightmare filled with flaunted infidelities and alcoholism; her romance with Charles Black and her transformation from film start to society matron, television tycoon, to American diplomat; her courageous battle with cancer; and her ever-present realization that “little Shirley Temple’s” greatness would always exceed that of the grown woman. Shirley Temple’s most notable diplomatic achievement was her appointment by President H.W. Bush as the first and only female ambassador to Czechoslovakia. She was present during the Velvet Revolution, which brought about the end of Communism in the country, and she played a critical role in hastening the end of the Communist regime by openly sympathizing with anti-Communist dissidents and later establishing formal diplomatic relations with the newly elected government led by Václav Havel. She took the unusual step of personally accompanying Havel on his first official visit to Washington, riding along on the same plane. Anne Edwards has had the cooperation of those who have been closest to Shirley Temple in all stages of her unique life. She has written a book that does not spare the truth, and is as glittering an expose of Hollywood and its power brokers as any bestselling novel of that genre. Shirley Temple: American Princess is a moving and inspirational story that gives great insight into the privileged corridors of fame and glory where only the legendary figures of our times have walked.
Once again, Carl Weber brings together two literary divas to give readers what they've been asking for: empowering stories about big, beautiful women. "Lights, Camera, Action" by Treasure Hernandez: Janiyah Wade is a successful plus-size model who almost loses it all when she is sent to prison for three years. When things work in her favor and she is able to kick start her career again, things are starting to look up for her and her husband, Gun. But the heat Janiyah feels when she's under the bright lights during her photo shoots is nothing compared to the heat she and Gun will feel when their blessed union is exposed for all of Raleigh, North Carolina to see. "How Does It Feel?" by Katt: Braylin Smith, Nayla Anderson, and Judea Hamiliton are three full-figured women who come from totally different walks of life to become the most unlikely trio of best friends. Braylin's man ain't treating her right, but he strokes her right. A better man is on the way, but not without a price. Nayla never knew true love, just convenient lovin'. Will she be willing to look past a man's wallet and accept true love? Judea has never known the touch of another, but before she can even think about committing to someone else, she needs to learn to love herself. These three ladies are dealing with drama almost as big as their beautiful curves. Travel with them as they ride through this adventure called life.
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook provides an abundance of realistic cases in assessing and treating child psychopathologies. Students are first introduced to "A Case Called Jeremy," a six-year-old hyperactive and non-compliant child raised by his mother and maternal grandmother. Using Jeremy as a guide, students are exposed to a three-stage model of case formulation, and gain an awareness of the competencies and knowledge required to successfully accomplish the goals of each stage in the process. Developing case formulations for Jeremy based on different theoretical perspectives, students gain an increased appreciation of how case formulations evolve based on five different theoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, family systems, and attachment/parenting.
Growing up in a large Nigerian family in South London, Stephen K. Amos learnt early on to find the humour in every situation. Raised by his parents and extended family of 'aunts' and 'uncles', I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey tells the story of Stephen's chaotic upbringing in the carnival atmosphere of the late seventies and early eighties. Stephen describes his awkward beginnings as the only black kid in his class, where he told everyone his mum was Shirley Bassey to break the ice. Then, as a middle child in a large family, Stephen learnt stage presence by vying for attention and performing at family parties. Now a world-renowned comedian and performer, regularly selling out venues like the Hammersmith Apollo, Stephen looks back at his earlier life and the incidents which shaped him and continue to inspire his performances. Poignant, funny, and with the narrative gift Stephen is famous for, I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey is a memoir of a life fitting in, standing out, and (almost) always laughing.
A Story of Brotherhood New book tells the story of six black males and a friendship that extends beyond a lifetime. True friendship and brotherhood can give meaning to one’s life, even after a painful experience where good memories of a once strong bond are the only thing that is left. Such is the story of six men in Jamella A. Jihad’s The Summer of ’89: A Summer to Remember, an inspirational story released through Xlibris. In a society where color is an issue, equality is rare, and inferiority is a disease. This very situation led to the birth of a friendship among a group of African American males determined to help each other depart from the stigma that this society has about black males. Through each other’s support, all of them graduated with honors from one of the finest high schools in the state and have been accepted into prestigious colleges. One of the young men reached out to the author as she sleeps, in her dream he asks her to help him tell their story. Over three nights, in 1991 after the birth of her newborn daughter Baiyina Jihad, this young man visits Jamella. “Please help me tell our story.” Jamella does not know that she is dreaming, she wakes up, to see a young man sitting on her bed, a frighten Jamella, screamed out “where is my daughter, where is my husband?” The young man said, “Calm down you’re dreaming, I need you to write my story please.” Jamella knew even before the young man’s request that she would write the story. For three nights, the author sits quietly on the side of the bed while her family sleeps. She writes the young me ‘s story. On the last of the three nights, Jamella finds herself sad; she knows this night will be the last visit from the young man. ‘Jamella, thank you for writing our story, I do hope, and believe we will meet again one day.” Her reply; “please don’t go, we are not finished writing your story, we can’t stop now, its almost finished.” Jamella was not ready to let go. The young man replied; “God will guide you the rest of the way.” It was the last time Jamella saw the young man, Witness how this young man finds meaning in his life by sharing their story through his eyes. An inspirational story about brotherhood an survival, The Summer “89: A Summer to Remember defines for these young men...the foundation of life _ friendship, and love. For more information, log on to www. Xlibris.com.
In a time of tense Chinese American relations, Filial Piety: Memoir of a Good Daughter relates a uniquely honest experience of a Chinese immigrant. Readers will be enchanted by Chinese traditions and swept into an eyewitness account of the White Terror, the Communist takeover of China, the Chinese American protests, and the obstacles of assimilating into American society. Yet even more powerful than the historical events is the strength of family love. The narrator’s dedication to her family perseveres through communist, feminist, and technological revolutions; through her stress and guilt as a working mother; and through the tragedy and deathbed triumph of her parents’ marriage. In one magnificent breath, Filial Piety takes in two cultures, two belief systems, and two marriages to show how this important value—filial piety—endures.
ALICIA SEMA understood little about the insurgent movement, even after the Naga rebels came to her school to recruit comrades. But now sitting on a cliff facing the immense expanse far below, she listened with great interest, the virile voice of her school-mate, KAITO KEVI his fervid description of the movement, his dreams of a free nation a free Nagalim Years later, a mystic phone call makes her to wonder, did she bury her sweetheart Kaitos bullet-ridden body? Then she had no time to think she had strangled her baby image, killed her innocence and then gunned down the responsible army officers. Drawn up against the backdrop of Naga freedom struggle, in which, thousands sacrificed their lives, wives became widows and children became orphans NAGALIM... the Smoldering slopes !
This is a true story where the main characters are feline. There are some humans too. It is a story of cat love and loss. It is also a story of two humans finding each other and of human love and bonding. My name is Don Weiser. I had three cats: Jones (who is all black with green eyes and is going on 21 years of age), Spock (who is an Abyssinian and is presently lost), and Sam (who is a huge orange tabby who was a stray). I lived in Albany, NY for 17 years and worked for the Department of Social Services. My wife Beth lives in North Carolina and had three cats: Smokey (who is a lovely lion like gray tabby with the largest head I have ever seen), Maggie (who was a solid black cat with gold eyes), and Rosy (who is also a solid black cat with gold eyes and who is Maggie's daughter). Beth and I are now married (8/90) and live in North Carolina with our six cats. Maggie is dead, Spock is lost, and Junior (the youngster cat who is a tabby) now lives with us. These are the main characters and the story is about how we all came to live together in North Carolina. I hope you find it interesting. It may make you cry, I hope it makes you laugh too. My book is meant to help anyone whose pet is lost. What to do, what steps to take before your pet is lost to help ensure that it doesn't get lost and to make recovery easier. If it does become lost, what to do in the first hours, first days, first weeks, and long term up to how to deal with the possibility of never finding your pet.
Next O&W Train from Tennessee opens as a quick dream from a man who works in a funeral home. Understanding this dream is where the book is outlined, as change, a higher being, as well as a force or nature is mentioned. A man, Tinker Baity, has died from the elements and taken to the funeral home. The man's family come to view Tinker. The funeral parlor is described in detail, and as the family leave, the true story begins in a much different time than of today. One of Tinker Baity's family members, a young girl named Armelda Moody, meets up with a Mr. Granville Wright. They become married, and have children. The Wright Family leave their home in Tennessee, and travel to Indiana. The book tells the story of the Wright children, and some of the things that they see take place in their lives. This is not only their story; but it is part of an American story from a time of horse and wagon to seeing man land on the moon. This is what the Wright family saw in this special time.