Look Me in the Eye

My Life with Asperger's

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Author: John Elder Robison

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091924693

Category: Asperger's syndrome

Page: 288

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From the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children, and by the time he was a teenager his odd habits u an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, obsessively dismantle radios or dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them) u had earned him the label 'social deviant'. It didn't help that his mother conversed with light fixtures and his father spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. Look Me in the Eye is his story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. Along the way it also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother Chris u who would grow up to become bestselling author Augusten Burroughs. This book is a rare fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind. For a someone who has struggled all his life to connect with other people, Robison proves to be an extraordinary storyteller u moving effortlessly from haunting descriptions of the teachers and adults who made him feel 'defective', to his savant-like abilities to visualise the operation of electronic circuits, to the tale of how he killed a huge water snake with a revolver on the patio of a rundown hotel on a rock n' roll tour with KISS. And after reading about how John puzzles over small talk, you'll never hear a simple 'How are you?' in quite the same way again.

Look Me in the Eye

Caryl's Story About Overcoming Childhood Abuse, Abandonment Issues, Love Addiction, Spouses with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Domestic Violence

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Author: Caryl Wyatt

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 1771430982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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Caryl’s story is a rare gift as it provides insight into an epidemic that brews behind closed doors in more homes than we would care to imagine. If statistics are accurate (the prevalence of abuse is much higher because domestic violence is notoriously under-reported), then up to 25% of the female population suffers abuse at home every week. In fact, as much as 80% of violence against women is at the hands of the men who supposedly love them. If we care at all for our humanity, society as a whole needs to take up Caryl’s mantra of Abuse Is No Excuse. Few understand the nature or the power of abuse and why someone chooses to stay in an ongoing abusive relationship. However, in reading Caryl’s story, she allows us to put ourselves in her place and we are left to wonder if we would have been able to do it any differently given her history and her reality. This is the gift that Caryl brings with her story and the honest way in which it is told--she makes it possible to move outside of ourselves and our own realities, judgments and prejudices so that we are able to walk the journey of another. This is a rare opportunity to truly live the life of a victim of abuse and to understand--from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation. Caryl falsely believed she was powerless to leave. Out on the street with no money, without work and nowhere to go, after a failed third marriage, she didn’t make the choice to leave--but she did make the choice to survive. Caryl chose to learn and understand the nature of domestic violence, its root and its cure. All addictions are one-day-at-a-time journeys to recovery--join Caryl on hers. Praise received for Look Me in the Eye “One of the best personal odyssey stories I have ever read.” Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love “Look Me in the Eye is a rare opportunity for us to truly ‘live’ the life of a victim of Domestic Violence, and to understand from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation.” Alison, author of I Have Life About the Authors CARYL WYATT was born in Rhodesia in 1950, where she was brought up in a variety of broken homes. She was abused by her step-father as a child. She moved to South Africa as a wide-eyed 18-year-old and entered the world of modeling. She has 3 broken marriages behind her, but today, as witnessed in her book, has come to terms with her past. She lives in Johannesburg. Visit Caryl’s web site: www.abuseisnoexcuse.co.za ANITA LE ROUX was born in Gauteng, South Africa. She spent twenty years as a television producer before switching careers to writing. As storyteller, both in film and in print, she has been enthused by the true, life stories of women. The insights into Caryl’s story were grounded in her passionate interest in spiritual psychology.

Look Me in the Eye

Old Women, Aging and Ageism

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Author: Barbara Macdonald,Cynthia Rich

Publisher: Spinsters Ink

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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This classic book deals with ageism, feminism, lesbian relationships and how society treats them. It combines personal experience of ageing with groundbreaking feminist theory. This new, expanded edition includes a tribute to Barbara Macdonald by Lise Weil. Barbara died at the age of 86 in June, 2000, and LOOK ME IN THE EYE shows the impact her work has had on understanding women and ageing.

Look Me in the Eye

A Life in Television

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Author: Jeremy Isaacs

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780316727280

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 438

View: 9662

Jeremy Isaacs, whose career in television spanned 45 years, writes the inside story of British television. Beginning in 1958 with Granada, then Rediffusion, followed by the BBC in 1965, he was the first chief executive of Channel 4 in 1979 and now works for Sky.

Look Me in the Eye

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Author: Mark L. Massaglia

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 9780874401998

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 29

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Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

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Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Krass!

meine Geschichte

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Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499235054

Category:

Page: 365

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Looking White People in the Eye

Gender, Race, and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms

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Author: Sherene Razack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078988

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Examining the classroom discussion of equity issues and legal cases involving immigration and sexual violence, Razack addresses how non-white women are viewed, and how they must respond, in classrooms and courtrooms.

Julius Cäsar (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027214734

Category: Drama

Page: 318

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"Julius Caesar" ist eine 1599 entstandene Tragödie von William Shakespeare, der die historische Person Gaius Iulius Caesar zugrunde liegt. - Written around 1599, Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar (c.100-44B.C.) and the civil war that followed his death. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Put That Cell Phone Down and Look Me in the Eye

Bringing Civility and Respect Back to the Workplace at All Levels of Business

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Author: Brian C. Haggerty

Publisher: Bch Enterprise LLC

ISBN: 9780615820149

Category: Courtesy

Page: 106

View: 1522

Whether a college graduate entering the workforce for the first time or a seasoned executive who takes things for granted, civility and respect should be at the forefront of all workplace interactions. With PUT THAT CELL PHONE DOWN AND LOOK ME IN THE EYE: Bringing Civility and Respect Back to the Workplace At ALL Levels of Business, Brian Haggerty shares tips and advice for today's pressured, overworked and harried workforce. Brian Haggerty wants to bring civility back to the workplace-- manners, respect, proper communication, personal pride and presentation-- habits that are not yet properly developed in some younger employees and are often forgotten on the road to the executive suite. Haggerty draws upon his career in business and politics to remind readers of the essential skills necessary for making positive, long lasting impressions on peers, superiors and employees.

Sie weiß von dir

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Author: Sarah Pinborough

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364457331X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3002

Dieses Ende dürfen Sie niemandem verraten. Beinahe wäre Louise mit dem netten Mann aus dem Pub im Bett gelandet. Ein paar Tage später dann der Schock: David ist ihr neuer Chef. Und verheiratet. Kurz darauf lernt Louise auf der Straße durch Zufall eine Frau kennen. Seine Frau. Bald sind die beiden Freundinnen. Keine gute Idee. Adele ist sehr schön, und sie wirkt sehr verletzlich. Nach und nach verrät sie Luise Erschreckendes über ihre Ehe. Und Louise spürt: Sie hat sich in eine heikle Lage gebracht. Was sie nicht weiß: Die Begegnung mit Adele war kein Zufall. Adele hat einen Plan. Doch es ist keine Intrige aus Eifersucht. Es ist viel, viel schlimmer. «Ein dunkler, elektrisierender Pageturner mit mordsmäßigem Finale. Sarah Pinborough wird Sie in Bann ziehen.» (Harlan Coben)

Der Rabe

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3863476778

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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„Ängstlich in das Dunkel starrend blieb ich stehn, verwundert, harrend ...“ „Der Rabe“ brachte Edgar Allan Poe den Durchbruch als Lyriker. Sein bekanntestes Gedicht zählt bis heute zum unvergänglichen Erbe der Dichtkunst. In 108 Versen schildert er den mitternächtlichen Besuch eines Raben bei einem Verzweifelten, dessen Geliebte Lenore starb. Die erste deutsche Übersetzung von Elise von Hohenhausen findet sich hier neu interpretiert und illustriert von Marta Monika Czerwinski. Der Name steht für schaurige und düstere Abgründe: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) gilt als Wegbereiter des Symbolismus und Meister des subtilen Horrors. Poes Gedichte, Erzählungen und Kurzgeschichten zählen zu den großen Werken seiner Zeit.

Das Buch Jesaia

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Author: Bernhard Duhm

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525516560

Category: Bible

Page: 490

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In the Wind

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Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Reed Treston is a man without purpose. His war is over, his friends have left and now he runs a lonely watch with his sister, policing people with powers beyond those of normal humans. When the government intercepts a message that has links to his past, Reed finds himself stirred into action. His path leads him across continents and through countless lies, to a city he has not seen in years – Rome, Italy – and a confrontation with a threat that could destroy a nation.

Die Bullet-Journal-Methode

Verstehe deine Vergangenheit, ordne deine Gegenwart, gestalte deine Zukunft

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Author: Ryder Carroll

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644403228

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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Der Erfinder der bahnbrechenden Bullet-Journal-Methode Ryder Carroll zeigt in diesem Buch, wie Sie endlich zum Pilot Ihres Lebens werden und nicht länger Passagier bleiben. Seine Methode hilft mit einer strukturierteren Lebensweise achtsamer und konzentrierter zu werden. Inzwischen lassen sich Millionen Menschen von ihm inspirieren. In diesem Buch erklärt er seine Philosophie und zeigt, wie Sie Klarheit ins Gedankenchaos bringen, wie Sie Ihre täglichen Routinen entwickeln und vage Vorhaben in erreichbare Ziele verwandeln. Mit nur einem Stift und einem Notizblock und Carrolls revolutionärer Technik werden Sie produktiver, fokussierter und lernen, was wirklich zählt - bei der Arbeit und im Privaten.

The Fear of Insignificance

Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-First Century

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Author: C. Strenger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023011766X

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 1915

This book shows how, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Gospel of the free market became the only world-religion of universal validity. The belief that all value needs to be quantifiable was extended to human beings, whose value became dependent on their rating on the various ranking-scales in the global infotainment system.