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Look Me in the Eye a Play in One Act

Author : Lindsay Price
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Look Me in the Eye

Author : Jeremy Isaacs
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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.

Look Me in the Eye

Author : Barbara Macdonald
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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

Author : John Elder Robison
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'... as heartfelt a memoir as one could find, utterly unspoiled, uninfluenced, and original.' - Augusten Burroughs A New York Times and Australian bestseller, Look Me In The Eye tells of a child's heartbreaking desperation to connect with others, and his struggle to pass as 'normal' -- a struggle that would continue into adulthood. By the time he was a teenager, John Elder Robison's odd habits -- such as a tendency to obsessively dismantle radios and dig five-foot holes (and stick his little brother in them) -- had earned him the label 'social deviant'. No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent the evenings drinking. Small wonder Robison gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told Robison he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, transforming the way Robison saw himself -- and the world. Look Me In The Eye is Robison's moving and blackly funny story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't even exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes us inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as defective and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people's given names (he calls his wife Unit Two). He also provides a fascinating angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents -- the boy who would grow up to write Running with Scissors. Above all, you'll marvel at the way Robison overcame the restrictions of Asperger's to gain the connection he always craved: as a husband and father.

Look Me in the Eye

Author : Silvia Soler
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While in Barcelona translating a best-selling Italian book, Blanca identifies so much with the main character - a woman whose husband is unfaithful - that she begins to doubt her own husband. She is compelled to travel to Sicily to meet the book's author.

Look Me in the Eye

Author : Caryl Wyatt
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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.

Short Plays and Monologues

Author : David Mamet
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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

Looking White People in the Eye

Author : Sherene Razack
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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.

Elsewhere California

Author : Dana Johnson
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“Avery’s evolution—a black woman trying to claim her place—is as heartbreaking as it is humorous, powerful as it is poignant.” —Los Angeles Times As a young girl, Avery escaped the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. But this new life, filled with school, visits to 7–Eleven to gawk at Tiger Beat magazine, and outings to Dodger Stadium, is soon interrupted by a reminder of the past in the form of her violent cousin Keith. When Keith moves in with her family, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass-walled house in the Hollywood Hills. The past will even intrude upon Avery’s first gallery show, proving her mother’s adage: Every goodbye ain’t gone. “In this debut novel, Johnson brilliantly knits the dual narratives together, maintaining a dynamic balance between nimble language and rowdy, vulnerable characters. The real achievement is the honest, compassionate, and unflinching willingness to honor teenage struggles for identity, confidence, and love while listening to Led Zeppelin and rooting for the Dodgers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[An] extraordinary novel . . . Avery is about as complex and compelling a heroine as I’ve read recently . . . a luminous, funny, and poignant tale that speaks directly to a whole generation raised in a state of cultural confusion.” —Danzy Senna, author of You Are Free and Caucasia

Don t Mind Me I m Just Crazy

Author : Frisco Jarvis
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Frisco Jarvis may be insane. He is a paranoid, germophobic, neurotic, annoyed, irritated, obsessive compulsive man filled with syndromes and disorders. As a child, he liked to mess up his hair and jump up and down making up words trying to sound like a caveman. He began to write short stories about crazy things that have happened in his life, which was a suggestion from his sister who has known for quite some time that he is crazy. The result was this book - a collection of true short stories, and rants and raves, that led to his emotional instability. Read it with caution.

If You Find Me

Author : Emily Murdoch
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NOW INCLUDING A BRAND-NEW EPILOGUE! There are some things you can't leave behind... In If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, a broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence; the one bright spot is Carey's younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys. Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go... a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

The Six Keys to Unlock and Empower Your Mind

Author : Marc Salem
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A leading authority on nonverbal communication shows you how to interpret clues to what others are thinking--a skill that leads to greater success at work, in relationships, and every aspect of life Court TV, the New York Police Department, and businesses across the country have turned to Marc Salem for his advice on non-verbal communication. Over three decades, Salem has developed an incredible program to uncover the hidden meaning in conversations, negotiations, and personal encounters. He has astounded audiences with his hit Broadway show Mind Games, where he is able to seemingly read perfect strangers' minds. Armed with this skill, Salem shows how anyone can understand and capitalize on a new kind of mental power. In The Six Keys to Unlock and Empower Your Mind, Salem shares his fascinating strategies for tapping the extraordinary powers of your mind. You'll learn how to: • Communicate meaning to impress and INFLUENCE others for optimum business performance and enhanced personal relationships • Pay ATTENTION to aspects of your world that you currently overlook, giving you invaluable focus, concentration, and decision-making sensitivity • Turn on and access your INTUITION in order to give you unique insight and problem-solving ability • READ others' non-verbal cues to tell truth from lies--an essential survival skill in love, work, even parenting Filled with exercises, brainteasers, and countless tools to get ahead in life, The Six Keys to Unlock and Empower Your Mind proves as endlessly entertaining as it is mind-expanding and life-transforming.

Eye to Eye

Author : Sylvia Fraley
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Love at first sight is what happened to Wendy when she walked into the gas station one morning. Trouble is . . . the only contact she had with Mr. Right (Lance) were the looks they exchanged as he walked past her and out of the door. After months of wishing and wondering who he was . . . lots of gas station drive-bys and dead-end searching . . . there he stood . . . in the bank . . . right next to her. As luck would have it, all hell broke loose right then. Two bank robbers flung open the door and asked what was taking them so long to bag up the money. Surprise glances were exchanged between the two of them. Fate had thrown Wendy and Lance together . . . Their attempt to escape found Wendy ripping a hole in one of the robbers coveralls only to discover a policemans uniform hidden underneath. Now . . . the chase was on . . . Fake names . . . . Daring close escapes . . . Hiding out in far away places and near death encounters brings the two of them closer together than either of them ever dreamed . . . . of course . . . THERE IS A SURPRISE ENDING.

The Fear of Insignificance

Author : C. Strenger
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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.

Through My Eyes

Author : Sabrina Young
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Drowning T dliches Element

Author : Rachel Ward
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Das Böse lebt bis über den Tod hinaus... "Er kommt zu sich. Ein Tropfen trifft sein linkes Auge. Dann schießt Regen aus dem grauen Himmel. Er dreht den Kopf zur Seite, spuckt Schlamm und Kies aus, entdeckt ein Gesicht, wenige Meter entfernt. Haare kleben wie dünne Schlangen auf der Stirn. Aus dem Mundwinkel rinnt Wasser. Bleiche Haut, dreckverschmiert, geschlossene Augen. Es ist sein eigenes Gesicht!" Wasser ist der Ursprung alles Lebens, sagt man. Für Carl ist es nur eins: tödlich! Es war ein tragischer Unfall, sagt die Polizei. Carl soll mit seinem Bruder Rob und dessen Freundin Neisha am See gewesen sein. Jetzt ist Rob tot, Neisha hat panische Angst und Carls Gedächtnis ist wie ausgelöscht. Alles ist ihm fremd – seine Mutter, sein Zuhause, seine Sachen. Und obwohl jeder behauptet, dass die Brüder sich nahe gestanden haben: Carl empfindet keine Trauer. Dafür fühlt er sich zu Neisha hingezogen. Ist er ein gefühlskaltes Monster? Und wieso glaubt er, Robs Stimme zu hören, wenn der doch ertrunken ist? Ein düsterer Thriller, der unter die Haut geht - von Bestseller-Autorin Rachel Ward!

Stars in My Eyes

Author : Don Bachardy
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Stars in My Eyes is a revealing and entertaining collection of celebrity portraits, rendered both in acute drawings and in finely observed prose. In the 1970s and 1980s, internationally known artist Don Bachardy made portraits from life, depicting the actors, writers, artists, composers, directors, and Hollywood elite that he and his partner Christopher Isherwood knew. He then made detailed notes about these portrait sittings in the journal he has kept for more than forty years. The result is a unique document: we enter the mind of the artist as he records the images and behavior of his celebrity subjects—from Ruby Keeler and Barbara Stanwyck to Jack Nicholson and Linda Ronstadt—during their often intense collaboration with him. Finalist, Lambda Book Award

Chekhov The Essential Plays

Author : Anton Chekhov
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Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time—versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—are Chekhov’s four essential masterpieces for the theater.

The Dante Connection Book 2

Author : Estelle Ryan
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Art theft. Coded messages. A high-level threat. Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats. Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends' abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators. Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others.

Nashoga Book 1 of the Redstone Series

Author : Rebecca Weinstein
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