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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

Author : Geralyn Lucas
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“A bold memoir” of one young woman’s courageous battle with breast cancer—the basis for the Emmy-nominated Lifetime movie starring Sarah Chalke (People). Having recently graduated from Columbia Journalism School and landed her dream job at 20/20, the last thing twenty-seven-year-old Geralyn expects to hear is a breast cancer diagnosis. And there is one part of the diagnosis that no one will discuss with her: what it means to be a young woman with cancer in a beauty-obsessed culture. Trying to find herself while losing her vibrancy and her looks, Geralyn embarks on a road of self-acceptance that will inspire all women. Although her story is explicitly about a period of time when she was driven by fear and uncertainty, Geralyn managed a transformation that will encourage all women under siege to discover their own courage and beauty. The important and outrageous lessons of Why I Wore Lipstick come fast and furious with the same gusto that Geralyn has learned to bring to every aspect of her life.

My Journey Through Breast Cancer

Author : Eve Preste
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Eve Preste, aka Eve Dolansky grew up in a small town in Appleton, New York on a large fruit farm. She went to college at Niagara University and Buffalo State College to study journalism. After meeting her first husband, she moved to Florida and had two daughters, Alexis and Sierra. She then, embarked on a 20 year journey in the financial industry. At 45, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Journaling became her vehicle of deliverance from a bottomless abyss. Writing in her journal allowed a to spend time and make some sense of this surreal dream. By exploring deep within her, she began to develop clarity in the midst of a storm. After yielding to the higher power, it helped her welcome the beauty of the entire situation. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Perfect health is balanced by a life threatening disease. Once an equilibrium is maintained, we can understand that opposites are joined together. When suffering comes our way, it is how we respond to it that determines who we become. It was her choice to make a calamity or true gift out of her illness. Rather than lamenting, Eve chose to be grateful for each sunrise, sunset person and circumstance in her life. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Eve embarked on a new journey of wellness. She hopes to establish a wellness center to help people balance their mind body and spirit. One major event can turn ones life around for the better: we hold true to the saying, Things happen for a reason.

Then Came Life

Author : Geralyn Lucas
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The author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy dares all women who have had a stumble in life to harness their fighting spirit and stand back up with courage and optimism. One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pant’s sizes, and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. Her miracle babies have grown into a typical tween with a fierce eye-roll for her mom’s failings and a tornado of a little boy who won’t play by his preschool’s rules. Her storybook romance with her husband has spiraled into couples therapy and her perfect-if-demanding corporate job as a TV producer has abandoned her for L.A. When she looks in the mirror at her hard-won wrinkles, all she wants is . . . Botox. Celebrating her sweet sixteen cancerversary she’s thankful for her second chance and ready to be daring—but can she survive life’s new ups and downs with the same courage she’s always had? With an infectiously hilarious voice and a true sense of empowerment, Geralyn harnesses her fighting spirit to live life loudly and lustily, and to grab on to all the moments that might never have happened. Knowing she can only pedal forward, she mines every day for boldness, joy, and gratitude, and eventually falls in love with life again. Then Came Life is not just for cancer survivors; it’s for life survivors—a call to rediscover the resilience and optimism it takes to reinvent yourself at any age.

Lord of the Supernatural

Author : Mattia Harris-Bolton
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Mattia was born on the 14th day of February. At birth she was given the name Mattia LaJuan Harris. As a very young child, she walked in the supernatural. Soon she realized that she was very different from others in her family. Actually; she wasn't like anyone that she knew. Mattia saw things that others didn't see with their natural eyes. She was always talking to spiritual beings that she later learned were angels. Not having many people understand her; she found herself lost in the things of the church. Mattia had no true knowledge of who the GOD of the church really was, because of these experiences. When Mattia tried to gain an understanding of her experiences by confiding in church members and clergy ; out of ignorance they shunned her and treated her as a throw away. Mattia began to believe that she didn't belong to the same GOD that they belonged to, because they had no knowledge of her spiritual experiences. In her eyes; they had no knowledge of her GOD . When Mattia became a teenager she walked away from the church to find her true spiritual identity. While on this journey for spiritual truth, she became a faithful member of a well known occult. Things began to change drastically for her when she was introduced, rescued and befriended by a spirit being that later revealed himself to her as the Holy Spirit. The rescue took place one evening while she was attending a spiritual class. This class was being held at an occult compound on Shady Dale Rd in Eatonton Ga. Mattia began to be taught the ways of the LORD by the Holy Spirit. Mattia later learned that this process came at a very high price. She learned that Lucifer's grip was deeper than she realized. Come and walk through this process of how she went from a life in spiritual darkness and confusion to a life of salvation through Jesus the Christ. My friend, your deliverance is available only through Christ Jesus.

Cerebral Songs

Author : Lynsey Moon
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You Can Heal Yourself

Author : Julie Silver, M.D.
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How to heal faster, better, and stronger during recovery from a serious illness or injury—a Harvard doctor's complete recovery plan When people are seriously ill or injured, they receive immediate and often life-sustaining treatment. Then at some point they are usually left to their own devices to "finish" healing. At the time that patients are discharged from treatment or their doctors tell them, "I don't have anything else I can offer you," they are often shifted into a zone where they are better than at their sickest point, but not as healthy as they once were. This zone, between illness and good health, is where rehabilitation specialists focus. Dr. Silver calls this area of medicine, where physiatrists work, The Healing Zone. This is the place where doctors are most concerned with physical and emotional healing after an injury or illness. Our bodies are amazing in their capacity to heal, however, people can be taught how to heal faster, better, and stronger, both physically and emotionally. You Can Heal Yourself offers the strategies needed to achieve optimal healing.

Rose Tree Family

Author : Darlene Weingarten
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The Spyglass Project

Author : Pam Crooks
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In this 1920s historical romantic suspense, Major Michael Malone is haunted by his brother’s murder and shocking allegiance with the German enemy during the World War. He is driven to find answers and satisfy the revenge burning inside him. Eight years later, on the night his best friend is killed, evidence suggests the two murders are connected. Gianna Mangiameli’s comfortable world is shattered when she witnesses a double murder during a cosmetic store robbery. The Mafia hitman responsible blackmails her to keep her mouth shut. Desperate to protect her family against the gangster’s threats, she must keep her secret--and find answers of her own. Michael and Gianna are thrown into Chicago’s criminal underworld and fight a dangerous new war on America’s soil. In their need to keep each other safe, they discover romance and learn they must be prepared to pay the ultimate price--with their lives and their love. The Spyglass Project is the first book in the Secret Six series.

Never a Dull Moment

Author : Jyl Lynn Felman
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Never a Dull Moment: Teaching and the Art of Performance is really about how teachers are performers, classrooms are stages, and students the captivated audience. Dynamic, animated, and often unpredictable, she invites us to take a seat and watch her one-woman show. This is where the feminist classroom meets live guerilla theater and once the show has begun, learning becomes interactive, intentionally dramatic and fully engaging as it was always meant to be. No one is left behind, bored or disinterested. All the cast, students, teaching assistants, as well as the professor, become intellectually open and vulnerable to the world of ideas.

The Meryl Streep Movie Club

Author : Mia March
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Welcome to The Three Captains. A charming bijou guesthouse on the Maine coast which is a haven of calm for guests and owners alike. When Lolly summons home her nieces, Isabel and June - one recovering from a broken heart, the other struggling to bring up her young son singlehandedly - they assume she's going to sell The 3 Cs, the place they called home after they lost their parents in a car accident. But the truth is much more heartbreaking than that. Along with Lolly's daughter Kat - also at a crossroads in her life - the women spend their first summer together in years and home truths and long-buried secrets begin to emerge. Then movie buff Lolly invites her three offspring to attend her legendary movie nights and what at first seems like a few hours of distraction from their tumultuous lives becomes so much more. What they discover shakes them to the core, brings them together after years of discord, and provides them with the inspiration that they need to truly connect with each other and find happiness.

Stolen Halo

Author : Trish Dinsmoor
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STOLEN HALO is a moving and engrossing memoir about childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse; about rejection and abandonment that provides a perspective that only a person who was that child can know. STOLEN HALO is a true testament to the importance and the process of facing one s past head-on, resurrecting that past, owning and respecting it, putting it into written words and then sharing one s own story with the universe in the hope that those words will somehow help others make sense of their own lives just as writing them made sense to the author. For Trish Dinsmoor, in STOLEN HALO, it isn t just a matter of honesty it is a matter of responsibility to get her message of hope out to all the victims of abuse. STOLEN HALO and its poignant message of hope and survival is Trish Dinsmoor s attempt to set herself and other victims free.

Scenic Route

Author : Donald L. Ball
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"Once you pick it up, you won't put it down. A new twist in every chapter. Move over James Patterson." -Sergeant Matt Zelinsky. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department. Sonora, California. On an isolated mountain highway leading to California's Sonora Pass, Deputy Jerry Griffen meets Lauri Roberts at the site where her parents plunged to their deaths the previous year. After viewing a shoddy accident report, Jerry tries to convince Sheriff Owen Wheeler that what happened on the road that day was more sinister than a simple accident. Owen placates him citing budgetary constraints, but winks his eye at what Jerry could do unofficially. Covertly obtained information regarding Lauri, lack of witnesses, and no corroborative evidence are mere hiccups for Jerry as compared to Owen's decision to place Lynn Russell, a female detective and former love interest of Jerry's, in charge of the investigation. As senior detective, she wastes no time in driving a massive wedge between Jerry and Lauri alleging their growing relationship will cloud his judgment and feels justified in removing him from the case. To exonerate the woman he's grown to love, Jerry must devise a way to get Lynn off the case.

The Company I Keep

Author : Leonard A. Lauder
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In his much-anticipated memoir, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies Leonard A. Lauder shares the business and life lessons he learned as well as the adventures he had while helping transform the mom-and-pop business his mother founded in 1946 in the family kitchen into the beloved brand and ultimately into the iconic global prestige beauty company it is today. In its infancy in the 1940s and 50s, the company comprised a handful of products, sold under a single brand in just a few prestigious department stores across the United States. Today, The Estée Lauder Companies constitutes one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of prestige skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. It comprises more than 25 brands, whose products are sold in over 150 countries and territories. This growth and success was led by Leonard A. Lauder, Estée Lauder’s oldest son, who envisioned and effected this expansion during a remarkable 60-year tenure, including leading the company as CEO and Chairman. In this captivating personal account complete with great stories as only he can tell them, Mr. Lauder, now known as The Estée Lauder Companies’ “Chief Teaching Officer,” reflects on his childhood, growing up during the Great Depression, the vibrant decades of the post-World War II boom, and his work growing the company into the beauty powerhouse it is today. Mr. Lauder pays loving tribute to his mother Estée Lauder, its eponymous founder, and to the employees of the company, both past and present, while sharing inside stories about the company, including tales of cutthroat rivalry with Charles Revson of Revlon and others. The book offers keen insights on honing ambition, leveraging success, learning from mistakes, and growing an international company in an age of economic turbulence, uncertainty, and fierce competition.


Author : Jessica Pallingston
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Lipstick may just be a concoction of grease and pigment in a fancy tube to some, but for any serious girl it is so much more than a simple cosmetic. Lipstick, more than any other item of make-up, represents hopes, dreams, sex appeal, confidence, daring, make-believe. Lipstick IS womanhood and many women would not dream of facing the world without their lipstick carefully applied. Every time a woman purchases a lipstick she is buying into the dream that this particular shade and texture will make her lips look sexier and more alluring than she had ever dared imagine, even though she probably has several lipsticks in much the same shade. It is no surpise that lipstick sales outnumber those for other beauty products by 4 to 1. Now comes a fitting homage to this most sensual of beauty products from a self-confessed lipstickaholic. LIPSTICK the book is much like the product - fun, sensual, daring, wicked and, of course, KNOWING. From the history of lipstick from Egyptian times onwards, to the allure of lipstick from a man's point of view, to lipstick in movies, art and history, this is a semi-serious study of what many would consider the ultimate accessory and an unsung influence in our culture. LIPSTICK also provides practical tips on how to buy and apply lipstick, what your lipstick shape says about you, what exactly it is made of, how to make your own, how companies name lipsticks and all the other tricks of the trade. Beautifully illustrated with a plethora of pouting lips, and designed to look cute and desirable, this is the ultimate valentine to this emotionally powerful component of a woman's life.

Into the Blue

Author : Susan Edsall
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The Chicago Sun Times praises "Into the Blue is Susan Edsall's fascinating chronicle of the fight to get her father back into his beloved Big engagingly readable testament to an everyday courage....Salted with hilarious memories of Edsall family life, peppered with touching reminiscences of flight with her father, [Edsall] mixes the positive with the painful until it's not only palatable but also poignant." Three years ago, Susan Edsall's father, a rebuilder and pilot of antique airplanes, suffered a devastating stroke that left him unable to read, write, speak, tell time, understand the alphabet---or fly. The doctors told Susan the best her family could hope for was that he would learn to play checkers. Susan knew if her dad couldn't fly, he'd just as soon not breathe, so she chose another path. Battling the pessimistic conclusion of the experts---and her own looming fears---she and her sister, Sharon, aka the Blister Sisters, decided to take matters into their own hands. With no medical training but double doses of determination, they bushwhacked their own rehab program and got their father back behind the controls of his beloved open-cockpit biplane and into the air. Susan Edsall's Into the Blue is a powerful family memoir about two feisty sisters from Montana who bring their father back to life---and discover themselves in the process. Inspiring, gritty, and often hilarious, it's also the story of anyone who has ever fought back from a dire prognosis to pursue a cherished dream.

Ossining Remembered

Author : The Ossining Historical Society
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Ossining commands a position high on the banks of the Hudson River, at the edge of Westchester County, New York. Perhaps best known as the location of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining is rich in history and in personal memories. The history and memories come through clearly in this book of exceptional photographs. Ossining Remembered focuses on the heart of the town, from Main Street out to the river. Included are images of places that made downtown Ossining the dynamic community it once was—the theater, the cigar store, and the bakery. Also featured are vintage photographs of the riverfront mansions and estates, the numerous educational institutions and churches, and, of course, the famous prison.

Lipstick And Blood

Author : John Kearney
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4-Sided Love Triangle Michelle Hetzel, Keary Renner, and Devon Guzman were three high school girls who shared a secret: their lesbian desires. After high school, Michelle married Brandon Bloss, 25, while Keary and Devon lived together. Michelle used her husband's credit card to finance a trip for herself and Devon to the island of St. Croix, where they were secretly wed. Back home in Easton, Pennsylvania, on a night in June 2000, Devon broke up with Michelle, and a series of violent quarrels ensued among the foursome. The next day, Devon was found dead in her car. Geometry Of Murder Devon's death was murder made to look like suicide. Her throat had been cut clear through to the spine. Who was the killer? Keary Renner had been physically abusive to Devon in their relationship. Michelle was furious at being rejected by Devon. And Brandon Bloss wanted his wife to stay faithful to him. Forensic evidence indicated that Brandon and Michelle were the culprits. A jury agreed, sentencing them both to life prison terms. Here is a searing true account of secret lives, lethal passions--and savage murder. Includes 16 pages of shocking photos. John Kearney has been an award-winning newspaper and science writer for fifteen years and served for three years as a writer and editor for Diagnostics Intelligence, a scientific publication on blood and DNA testing. He lives in New Jersey.

Don t Let The Lipstick Fool You

Author : Lisa Leslie
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Foreword by Earvin "Magic" Johnson "Absolutely one of the best players ever to play the game." --Bill Walton A three-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time MVP of the WNBA, and the first woman ever to dunk in a professional basketball game, Lisa Leslie is considered one of the greatest players in the history of women's basketball. But before the superstar was the child growing up too fast in South Central Los Angeles. Over six feet tall in the sixth grade, with a father Lisa never knew, and a sister she couldn't trust, her life seemed destined to go nowhere fast--another failed statistic in the American dream. Today, Lisa is a poised, beautiful, assertive, six-foot-five-inch basketball powerhouse. Her elegance and charm have made her a favorite with fans, the fashion world, and even Hollywood. With hard-won candor and confidence, Lisa Leslie shares in her own words her empowering story about finding grace under pressure, and exceeding expectations--including your own--by playing like a girl. "There are a lot of young girls out there who look up to Lisa Leslie. I think it's great that they can look at Lisa and say we don't have to make sacrifices." --Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets and U.S. Olympic Team "Lisa is doing for women what Michael Jordan has done for young men." --Michael Cooper, Lakers great and L.A. Sparks head coach "She has it all: beauty, brains, and athleticism. She brings class, fashion, and she's sassy in her own way. She has all that and the championship rings to back it up." --Nancy Lieberman, ESPN analyst and Hall of Famer "Lisa Leslie is absolutely one of the best players ever to play the game. She is a leader who works hard, plays hard, and carries herself with incredible poise, grace and dignity. She is an icon and a perfect role model." --Bill Walton, ESPN commentator and NBA Hall of Famer Larry Burnett is an Emmy award-winning journalist and sports broadcaster. He has known Lisa for fifteen years and has been the radio and television play-by-play announcer for her L.A. Sparks' games for the past nine seasons. Burnett has anchored Sports Center and The NBA Today Show for ESPN, and he has hosted the Lakers' radio broadcasts and The Phil Jackson Show.


Author : J.J. Luepke
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Josie Buckhannon, her fiancée, and her grandmother are targets of practical jokes gone too far. Her grandmother’s best friend is decapitated in the Buchannan home with too many suspects to consider. Once again Josie helps the FBI sort fact from fiction and find the unlikely suspect as she lives on the cutting edge of retribution.


Author : Achy Obejas
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A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. "Daring, tough, and deeply compassionate, Achy Obejas's Ruins is a breathtaker. Obejas writes like an angel, which is to say: gloriously . . . one of the Cuba's most important writers." —Junot Diaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction "In the Havana of Ruins, scarcity can only be fought with ingenuity, and the characters work very hard at the exquisite art of getting by. The plot rests on the schemes of its weary, obsessive, dreamy hero—a character so brilliantly drawn that he can't be dismissed or forgotten. A tender and wildly accurate portrait, in a gem of a novel." —Joan Silber, author of The Size of the World "Obejas evinces a new, focused lyricism as she penetrates to the very heart of the Cuban paradox in a story as pared down and intense as its narrator's life." —Booklist (*starred review*) "Compassionate and intriguing . . . Obejas plays out [the book's] conflicts in measured, simple prose, allowing her descriptions of the mundane—houses, food, dominoes—to illuminate a setting filled with heartbreak, confusion and decay . . . At her best, Obejas controls the mixture of humor and pathos that suffuse this poor community." —Los Angeles Times "Ruins is a beautifully written novel, a moving testament to the human spirit of an unlikely hero who remains unbroken even as the world collapses around him . . . A fine literary achievement, it's Achy Obejas at her very best." —El Paso Times "[A] superb novel . . . Highly recommended." —Library Journal "[An] honest and superbly written book." —Miami Herald "With the deft and evocative detail of a poet's, Obejas's prose is as illuminating and honest as her struggling protagonist." —Publishers Weekly Usnavy has always been a true believer. When the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, he was just a young man and eagerly signed on for all of its promises. But as the years have passed, the sacrifices have outweighed the glories and he's become increasingly isolated in his revolutionary zeal. His friends openly mock him, his wife dreams of owning a car totally outside their reach, and his beloved fourteen-year-old daughter haunts the coast of Havana, staring north. In the summer of 1994, a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the government allows Cubans to leave at will and on whatever will float. More than 100,000 flee—including Usnavy's best friend. Things seem to brighten when he stumbles across what may or may not be a priceless Tiffany lamp that reveals a lost family secret and fuels his long repressed feelings . . . But now Usnavy is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Revolution that has shaped his entire life. Achy Obejas is the author of various books, including the award-winning novel Days of Awe and the best-selling poetry chapbook This Is What Happened in Our Other Life. She is the editor of Akashic's critically acclaimed crime-fiction anthology Havana Noir, and the translator (into Spanish) for Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Currently, she is the Sor Juana Writer in Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana and continues to spend extended time there.