Too Cool To Be Forgotten

Author: Alex Robinson

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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ONE OF AMAZON.COM'S TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS OF THE YEAR! WINNER OF THE HARVEY AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL! Selected for the Texas Library Association's Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List! "My favorite comic of the year."--Jeff Smith, creator of Bone "This is Alex Robinson's best book, and one of the rare comics not written by Stan Lee to perfectly capture the tragedy and triumph of being a teenager. Totally recommended."--Brian K. Vaughan, author of Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, and Pride of Baghdad "With this slim volume, Robinson cements his reputation as a master cartoonist."--Publishers Weekly "Touching and funny ... By the story's end, wish fulfillment has become something much more challenging and, frankly, beautiful. There's a lot going on in this little book."--Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing Andy Wicks is a forty-something father of two who's tried everything to quit smoking -- from going cold turkey, to the latest patches and nicotine chewing gums -- so he figures he'll give this hypnosis thing a try. What's the worst that could happen? Unfortunately, Andy gets dealt a fate worse than death -- high school! Transported back to 1985, Andy returns to his formative years as a gangly, awkward teenager. Is he doomed to relive the mistakes of his past, or has he been given a second chance to get things right? One thing's for sure: this time he's going to ask out that girl from math class... Presented as a gorgeously formatted hardcover graphic novel.

Too Cool to be Forgotten

Author: Alex Robinson

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 125

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Middle-aged Andy Wicks has tried everything to quit smoking. When he tries hypnosis, he is transported back in time to his awkward years as a teenager.

Forgotten Angel

Author: Suzie O'Connell

Publisher: Suzanne O'Connell

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Category: Fiction

Page: 411

View: 400

Shane McGuire and Becky Epperson have a history. They might have had much more, but instead, he broke her heart. Now they’re both back in Northstar, and he’ll do everything he can to win her back. For the sake of their families, Becky vows to get along with Shane. Time has dulled the heartbreak, and as long as she remembers why she shouldn’t trust him, everything well be just fine. Except she never stopped loving him, and trying to rebuild their former friendship may be more than she can bear. It was a hard lesson to learn, but Shane knows now that the best things in life are worth fighting for. And he’s prepared to fight for Becky. The friendship and passion that brought them together in the first place is as irresistible as ever, but the pain between them runs deep. What if it’s more than they can overcome? Find out why readers say that “picking up a Northstar novel is like coming home” with this heartstring-tugging second chance romance—grab your copy of FORGOTTEN ANGEL today! Keywords: contemporary romance, small town romance, second chance, enemies to lovers, holiday, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall, autumn, winter, cowboy, cowgirl, ranch, dude ranch, guest ranch, horses, cows, Montana, outdoors, recreation, jealous ex, overcoming trauma, family, friends, community, snow, trail ride, northern lights, love story, first love

Forgotten

Author: Cat Patrick

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come. When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Forgotten Warriors

Living with PTSD

Author: Eddie L. Kemp, Sr.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 250

Forgotten Warriors: Living with PTSD By: Eddie L. Kemp, Sr. On May 16, 1968 in North Vietnam Eddie L. Kemp, Sr., a United States Marine, was severely wounded by an artillery attack on his military base. The U.S. Marine Corps notified his mother and family at their home in Texas that he had been killed in action. Kemp woke up in what he now believes was the morgue, filled with beds of dead. Marines under white sheets, thinking he was the only survivor. This Marine returned home with a severe loss of memory, excruciating pains in his body and deep emotional scars affecting him throughout his life. Like many veterans of the Vietnam War, Kemp returned home from combat to find himself hated by the American people he had volunteered to protect, defend and die for, abandoned by the Federal Government or Veterans Administration who refused to treat him with the dignity and respect he had earned as an honorably discharged combat veteran, and suffering with what he would learn decades later were severe symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that has resulted in the suicide of many of our war veterans at an alarming rate today. Kemp candidly recalls numerous problems living with PTSD caused in his life. He describes in detail the psychological and physical suffering he was forced to live alone with for years because he thought no one would understand or people would think he was insane. However, like the Marine he is, Kemp fought the demons every day to live and is still fighting those same demons from hell today. This Marine found the courage and strength to tell the suicidal voices of PTSD in his head that he would not become one of their victims. After years of trying to make sense of what happened on that tragic day, Kemp was connected with two pieces of the puzzle. Exactly forty years after that ill-fated day in May 1968, two Marines wounded in combat with him reunited with Kemp. After weeks of talking to them, the flashbacks experiences almost daily began to form complete pictures for him. Finally, he had someone else who truly understood what living in hell was all about. You never know what tomorrow brings, but Kemp hopes this book will help veterans and others living with PTSD find a way to cope, fight and live another day. With the support of those who found a way to love him, in spite of, today this Marine continues to battle the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the “dignity and respect” earned as a United States Marine. Realizing this is a major battle for many, Kemp’s message is especially for veterans struggling with this problem. Choosing death should not be the final option. Even when you have been made to feel worthless, you are irreplaceable and of immeasurable value to those closest to you. Kemp encourages you to continue the fight because somebody needs you to stay in the race. ~Semper Fi~

Avenge the Forgotten

Author: Kristina Circelli

Publisher: Permuted Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Five years ago, Ben Cates lost the woman he loved to the darkness. Now, he wants answers. A trip back to where it all began reveals the terrifying truth—everything Tessa claimed about demons was true. Lost in grief and alcohol, Ben casts his intuition aside and enters Savannah’s most haunted house seeking answers. Unbeknownst to Ben, there is still one demon left—and she specializes in vengeance. He is face-to-face with evil incarnate. He doesn’t think he believes in demons. But he can’t deny the voice inside his head and the dreams of a serpent-haired woman promising him unfathomable power. To resist would mean losing his soul and forsaking the lives of everyone he loves. To submit would mean avenging Tessa for the life stolen from her in exchange for his own. Now Ben must make a choice—deny a truth, threatening to tear his mind apart—or reunite the five flames, and watch the world burn.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 975

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Way Too Cool

Selling Out Race and Ethics

Author: Shannon Winnubst

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool have informed the American ethos since at least the 1970s. Whether we strive for it in politics or fashion, cool is big business for those who can sell it across a range of markets and media. Yet the concept wasn't always a popular commodity. Cool began as a potent aesthetic of post-World War II black culture, embodying a very specific, highly charged method of resistance to white supremacy and the globalized exploitation of capital. Way Too Cool follows the hollowing-out of "coolness" in modern American culture and its reflection of a larger evasion of race, racism, and ethics now common in neoliberal society. It revisits such watershed events as the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, second-wave feminism, the emergence of identity politics, 1980s multiculturalism, 1990s rhetorics of diversity and colorblindness, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina, as well as the contemporaneous developments of rising mass incarceration and legalized same-sex marriage. It pairs the perversion of cool with the slow erasure of racial and ethical issues from our social consciousness, which effectively quashes our desire to act ethically and resist abuses of power. The cooler we become, the more indifferent we grow to the question of values, particularly inquiry that spurs protest and conflict. This book sounds an alarm for those who care about preserving our ties to an American tradition of resistance.

Too Cool for Drugs

Author: Sharon Scott

Publisher: Human Resource Development

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 803

Nicholas tells how he learned about drug abuse and refused cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants, and suggests other things to do and ways to turn down the offer of drugs.