Look Me in the Eye

My Life with Asperger's

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Author: John Elder Robison

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307405729

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

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

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

A Life in Television

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Author: Jeremy Isaacs

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780316727280

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 438

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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.

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.

More Than Meets the Eye

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Author: Megan Kathleen Flaherty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469121883

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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Bethony Jane Collins seemed to have a nearly perfect life until the day she celebrates the end of the school year with her friends. Her world is turned upside down when she is turned into a vampire and has to choose between the love she has discovered for the vampire who bit her and the love she has just taken to a new level with her boyfriend. Both her friends and familys lives are just as threatened as her own is. In the dangerous world of vampires, a power-hungry man makes Bethonys life even tougher. Now, to save everything she knows and loves, Bethony needs to make choices that could affect her whole world.

The Eye in the Door

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Author: Pat Barker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906448

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Eye in the Door is the second novel in Pat Barker's classic Regeneration trilogy. WINNER OF THE 1993 GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE. London, 1918. Billy Prior is working for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But his private encounters with women and men - pacifists, objectors, homosexuals - conflict with his duties as a soldier, and it is not long before his sense of himself fragments and breaks down. Forced to consult the man who helped him before - army psychiatrist William Rivers - Prior must confront his inability to be the dutiful soldier his superiors wish him to be ... The Eye in the Door is a heart-rending study of the contradictions of war and of those forced to live through it. 'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians'A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph 'Every bit as waveringly intense and intelligent as its predecessor'Sunday Times 'Startlingly original . . . spellbinding'Sunday Telegraph 'Gripping, moving, profoundly intelligent . . . bursting with energy and darkly funny' Independent on Sunday Other titles in the trilogy: Regeneration The Ghost Road

Short Plays and Monologues

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Author: David Mamet

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822207207

Category: Drama

Page: 84

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These seven imaginative short theatre pieces by one of America's most inventive and highly regarded playwrights range widely in content, mood and style. The plays offer a stimulating challenge in terms of selecting, arranging, and mounting the diverse com

The Eye Collector

A gripping, chilling psychological thriller

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Author: Sebastian Fitzek

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 085789370X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Ready or not, here he comes... It's the same each time. A woman's body is found with a ticking stopwatch clutched in her dead hand. A distraught father must find his child before the boy suffocates - and the killer takes his left eye. Alexander Zorbach, a washed-up cop turned journalist has reported all three of the Eye Collector's murders. But this is different. His wallet has been found next to the corpse and now he's a suspect. The Eye Collector wants Zorbach to play. Zorbach has exactly forty-five hours, seven minutes to save a little boy's life. And the countdown has started...