'A Table for One' throws light on an unknown side of Aharon Appelfeld, the internationally acclaimed author of more than 30 works of fiction and non-fiction. It reveals the centrality of Jerusalem, in particular the cafe culture, to his life.
A happy, successful, God-pleasing life comes in a variety of packages. "And contrary to what our churches, married friends, society, and nosy Aunt Marge may tell us, that includes singleness." In this up-front book packed with girl talk and plenty of pep, Camerin Courtney reveals how she transformed from a self-conscious single girl to an I-am-single-hear-me-roar woman. While she admits that she still has "singleness stinks" days, Courtney doesn't indulge in pity parties or offer readers a guide on finding Mr. Right. Table for One is, instead, an optimistic, up-beat look at the many emotions, expectations, joys, frustrations, and privileges of singleness. It shows how to dive into God's plan and purposes for this phase of life--whether it lasts for four years or forever. Fun and encouraging sidebars sprinkle the text, covering everything from must-see movies to a list of great things about singleness (i.e., "If we buy floral sheets, no one complains.") This savvy, girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide to singleness will delight and inspire single women. It offers great insight for friends, families, and church leaders who want to encourage them as well.
Table for One By Kevin J. Wilson Table for One tells a wonderful story about the love between a mother, son, and food, and how the bond and memories among those three things relate to everybody and can never be broken. It also shows how the money in your wallet is no factor when your food is cooked with love. This book takes you on life’s journey, starting out in a very poor neighborhood all the way up to dining at fine restaurants as an adult. It shows how there isn’t much difference between wealth and poverty, and it also discusses author Kevin J. Wilson’s lifetime battle with depression and the loss of the people he loved. Table for One was written after Kevin’s brother and sister died young and unexpectedly from two different things in the same week right before Christmas. He was determined to turn the grief he had into a positive, and thus the book was written. It pays tribute to the great lives that they lived and also sends a positive message of hope to others who may be going through the same things. Kevin hopes to reach out to other people who may be battling the same thing and show them they can have loss and tragedy and still keep going.
Being single at any age can be challenging in a world that seems to place so much importance on finding the love of your life and becoming a couple. The whole world seems to be geared up to support you in this quest. But there is very little support given to those who are consciously choosing to be spend time alone, learning to enjoy their own company and the creativity it sparks. There is almost a sense of failure or that there is something wrong with unpartnered people which is really quite ridiculous, especially since more and more people are realizing that the partnerships they formed early in life, have failed to pass the tests of time and they themselves are now living the single life. So you are single for whatever reason here is an awesome guide for making the most of being single...
At a table for one, in the Carolina sun, I turned off my phone. I prefer to be alone. I’d rather be here, sipping my wine, At this table for one where I now alone dine, Than hearing reports on CNN news, Politicos spouting harebrained views. I’d rather be sitting here all alone, Miles away from TV or phone, Oblivious to all the anger and hate, Lost in thoughts of my own simple fate.
Table for one A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time is the first book to consider the profound relationship between singlehood and time. Drawing on a wide range of cultural resources - including web columns, blogs, advice columns, popular clichés, advertisements and references from television and cinema, the author challenges the conventional meaning-making processes of singlehood and time. Lahad's analysis gives us the opportunity to explore and theorize singlehood through varied temporal concepts such as waiting, wasting, timeout, age, the life course, linearity and commodification of time. This unique analytical approach enables the fresh consideration of some of our dominant perceptions about collective clocks, schedules, time tables and the temporal organization of social life in general.
It's one hell of a night in an underground restaurant in Manhattan. William Howland's boss bet against him lasting a year as a waiter in this place. It's pay-up time. But on this night, Will's code to treat all as they deserve doesn't serve anyone well, and he might not even last the night.
The dictionary defines a widow as "a woman who has outlived the man to whom she was married to at the time of his death." Deborah Spungen was someone's wife, Frank Spungen's wife. They had been married for almost 54 years. She could hardly remember a life when she wasn't Frank's wife. In the early morning hours of July 2, 2010 Frank Spungen passed away, just seven weeks after becoming ill. Deb soon realized she had no preparatory course in becoming a widow, there was no handbook to read. Her status as a person was irrevocably changed in ways that she couldn't even begin to fathom. She wondered, "Who will I be if I am not the same me that I was when I woke up this morning?'' How does one create a new life alone? Follow Spungen's story as she examines the process of reconstructing her life. In Frank's last weeks he told Deb to go home again, and so she did. She built a new life with a new home and new friends. Discover how writing her story became the key to the process. Follow as she traverses widowhood one essay at a time. Learn how she focused on what was, what is, and what could be as she discovers that she has the power to find peace and well-being again.