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Mirror Mirror

Author : Simon Blackburn
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Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try? In Mirror, Mirror, Simon Blackburn, the author of such best-selling philosophy books as Think, Being Good, and Lust, says that narcissism, vanity, pride, and self-esteem are more complex than they first appear and have innumerable good and bad forms. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, literature, history, and popular culture, Blackburn offers an enlightening and entertaining exploration of self-love, from the myth of Narcissus and the Christian story of the Fall to today's self-esteem industry. A sparkling mixture of learning, humor, and style, Mirror, Mirror examines what great thinkers have said about self-love—from Aristotle, Cicero, and Erasmus to Rousseau, Adam Smith, Kant, and Iris Murdoch. It considers today’s "me"-related obsessions, such as the “selfie,” plastic surgery, and cosmetic enhancements, and reflects on connected phenomena such as the fatal commodification of social life and the tragic overconfidence of George W. Bush and Tony Blair. Ultimately, Mirror, Mirror shows why self-regard is a necessary and healthy part of life. But it also suggests that we have lost the ability to distinguish—let alone strike a balance—between good and bad forms of self-concern.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Mark Pendergrast
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Of all human inventions, the mirror is perhaps the one most closely connected to our own consciousness. As our first technology for contemplation of the self, the mirror is arguably as important an invention as the wheel. Mirror Mirror is the fascinating story of the mirror's invention, refinement, and use in an astonishing range of human activities -- from the fantastic mirrored rooms that wealthy Romans created for their orgies to the mirror's key role in the use and understanding of light. Pendergrast spins tales of the 2,500year mystery of whether Archimedes and his "burning mirror" really set faraway Roman ships on fire; the medieval Venetian glassmakers, who perfected the technique of making large, flat mirrors from clear glass and for whom any attempt to leave their cloistered island was punishable by death; Isaac Newton, whose experiments with sunlight on mirrors once left him blinded for three days; the artist David Hockney, who holds controversial ideas about Renaissance artists and their use of optical devices; and George Ellery Hale, the manic-depressive astronomer and telescope enthusiast who inspired (and gave his name to) the twentieth century's largest ground-based telescope. Like mirrors themselves, Mirror Mirror is a book of endless wonder and fascination.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Diana Dawn
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Snow has settled into her new life in the magical Whispering Willows. But now that Snow and her “Prince Charming” have found each other, they must still face obstacles to their happiness together. With the help of a new dwarf friend...who may have secrets of his own, Snow must battle the witch and uncover the mysteries of the magic mirror in the mine. ‘Mirror, Mirror’ is the third book in the Whispering Willows series.

MIRROR MIRROR

Author : Dave Lindsay
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A carpenter in 2008 purchases a peculiar antique mirror at auction only to learn that it actually conceals a mystical portal that enables him to travel through time...seven years into the past. There, he contacts his younger self (in 2001) and uses information from the future to build a phenomenal empire. But when a nuclear war takes place, Vinni Cross becomes trapped; the last man alive on a desolate planet. His younger counterpart must find a way to avert the catastrophe and save the world from nuclear annihilation.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Madeline Smith Moore
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Pat Harris is a thirty-something postgraduate, unmarried woman at loggerheads with her mother, Phyllis Harris. When Lew Harris, father and husband, dies suddenly. Jealously nurtured venom harbored by both women explodes. The story shows how Pat and Phyllis learn to understand and appreciate each other—the love was always there. Along the way, Pat gives birth to Sasha, sired by an old platonic friend, Clem. They eventually marry when the child is twelve-years-old. Annette, Phyllis' older sister living in Rhode Island, had raised Phyllis since their mother died when they were ages thirteen and nine, respectively. Annette comes to console Phyllis after Lew's death; she leaves abruptly and insulted. Bertie is a good friend of Pat's, a generation older. Other characters that become entwined in the story are Petra and Ruth, who are a lesbian couple, neighbors and friends of Pat and Sasha; Old Arthur, Bertie's seldom-seen ex-huzzband; Bertie's adult children, and Andrew, Phyllis' much-younger boyfriend. [Author bio]Madeline Moore is a third generation Rhode Island woman, a black writer who cannot write “black”. Her point of view has little to do with race. Moore has a forty-year-old daughter, with a Ph.D. Her daughter gives her great pleasure and satisfaction. Madeline Moore has been amicably divorced for more than 20 years. Writing is her passion.

Mirror Mirror

Author : J. D. Robb
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Five twists on classic fairy tales from five mesmerizing authors—including "Taken in Death," a Lieutenant Eve Dallas story from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb. Once upon a time, in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. Find happily ever after with... MIRROR, MIRROR

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Author : Saly A. Glassman
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Don’t deceive yourself! Seek your “true reflection”–the honest truth that can help you build a happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling life. “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” the Evil Queen asked her mirror, over and over. “You are, my Queen,” it replied. Who wouldn’t love to be so validated? Yet such a mirror may offer more self-deception than reality. In fact, self-deception may be closer to what we use to judge ourselves–our behavior, relationships, and money….

Mirror Mirror Demon Rubble

Author : Hattie Hunt
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The only thing Cyn is good at is baking, adding a little flour, a little sugar, a lot of butter, and killing people slowly with joy in their bellies. She’s completely oblivious to the paranormal world around her. ​ Until the street explodes in front of her bake shop. A man is glowing and floating in the middle of the freaking street. Her best friend turns into a bear. Her annoying boyfriend turns into the biggest porcupine she’s ever seen. And then, if that wasn’t bad enough, she’s attacked by an extinct bleeping saber-toothed cat. ​ She wakes up—after all of that—to find herself in the middle of a desert alone with a man who had been a cute cuddly cat only moments before. He’s searching for the thing that’s siphoning all the energy away from Bastet’s temple and killing her temple cats, including him. Cyn’s just looking for that one-way ticket home. ​ She discovers she’s a lot deeper in this whole paranormal world than she ever dreamed possible. And the key to stopping Sven is something only she can retrieve.

Mirror Mirror Dr Linda s Body Image Revolution

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Mirror Mirror Book 3 of the Wounded Warriors Series

Author : Karen Wiesner
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Twenty-five years ago, Gwen Nicholson-Nelson was in a car accident that almost claimed her life and left behind a strange gift. She can see the future, and death, before it comes to pass. She had a vision of her husband's death ten years before it happened in, for Gwen, chilling deja vu. During this time, she's also had a disturbing connection with another like her, a psychic who has the power to not only see into others but to manipulate and destroy. For twenty-five years, as seemingly unrelated events convince Gwen she has no power of her own beyond bizarre sight, she's wondered why she was given the ability to see pain and death yet never to alleviate it. But when her nemesis targets Dylan Mitchell, the man she loves, and his daughter, all the pieces of the puzzle that have tormented her fall into place. Gwen must discover her own power, believe in herself and her destiny, and act--before her vision of Dylan's death comes to pass.

Mirror Mirror A Workbook for Recognizing Your Divine Reflection

Author : Megan Wilcken
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Mirror Mirror

Author : Valerie Stephens
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Overcome by betrayal and jealousy, Amanda seeks to obtain for herself a stunning face and body similar to those of her once-perfect husband's mistress, until she finds herself the target of Lydia's twisted and deadly hatred. Original.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Liz Rideal
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"Mirror Mirror explores the history and function of the self-portrait in the work of forty women artists, from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers works in all media, from oil painting to photography, from woodcut to ceramic sculpture, and includes self-portraits from such major artists as Mary Beale, Gwen John and Dame Barbara Hepworth; as well as lesser-known figures such as the Zinkeisen sisters, Madame Yevonde and Lee Miller. There are also portraits by women artists known primarily for their work in other media - including the self-portrait relief by Susie Cooper." "The works themselves appear chronologically, and include full biographical details of the artists. They are supported by essays from two leading art historians in this academic field: Whitney Chadwick, who discusses ideas of style and technique, including the artists' exploration of their own identity, and Frances Borzello, who presents the historical background and artistic context to the illustrated works."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Author : Kate Bernheimer
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Collects the thoughts of twenty-four contemporary women writers on the effects of fairy tales on their work, culture, and emotional lives

Mirror Mirror

Author : Carol Kafka
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A mysterious stranger, who embodies the spirit of her father who died shortly after she was born, enters Christina's life and challenges her to leave her abusive marriage. She must research her father's bizarre life to find answers for her own.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Sara Raup Johnson
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Mirror Mirror

Author : Cara Delevingne
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When one of their friends mysteriously disappears, a group of teens are forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale from international supermodel, actress, and social media darling Cara Delevingne. Among the students of Thames Comprehensive, Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits—outsiders who have found a safe haven in music and their band, Mirror, Mirror. For these sixteen year olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother is in prison. Rose uses sex and alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal attack. Naomi’s punk rock princess persona gives her the freedom to be her true self. When Naomi mysteriously vanishes and then is found unconscious, her friends are shaken and confused. Could it have been an accident—or did someone deliberately try to hurt Naomi? If she was in trouble, why didn’t she turn to them? How well do they really know their bandmate—and each other? If Naomi wakes up from her coma, will she ever be the same? To understand what happened to Naomi, Red, Leo, and Rose must ultimately face their own dark secrets and fears, and reconcile the difference between what they feel inside and what they show to the world. Cara Delevingne reveals another facet of her amazing talent with this powerful novel about identity, sexuality, gender, emotional pain, the complicated world of social media, and the dangerous weight of appearances that are not what they seem.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Gregory Maguire
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The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm -- and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia -- decadent children of a wicked pope -- no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest, he leaves Bianca under the care -- so to speak -- of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but in the dark forest salvation can be found as well ... A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror gives fresh life to the classic story of Snow White -- and has a truth and beauty all its own.

Mirror Mirror

Author : Elaine Hatfield
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Mirror, Mirror... examines the hidden truth about good looks. Through extensive research of scholarly studies and popular culture, the authors provide a lively and comprehensive view of what behavioral scientists have learned about the effects of personal appearance. A wealth of illustrations and photographs give visual support to the evidence presented. The book explores the view that people believe good-looking individuals possess almost all the virtues known to humankind; consequently, they treat the good-looking and ugly very differently. Mirror, Mirror reviews the stereotypes held about people with specific characteristics and it explains the impact of height, weight, and attributes such as hair color, eye color and facial hair on the course of social encounters. The authors show that through time these reaction patterns have their effect and that good-looking and unattractive persons come to be different types of people. To show the relative nature of concepts of beauty, the authors also present examples of what other cultures consider attractive.

Medical Mirror

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