Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.
Author: Madisen Kuhn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discover this exquisite poetry and prose collection about the pains of growing up from the popular millennial Instagram poet, perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur. Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind. Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful, deeply affecting work that pierces your heart with its refreshing candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.
John got ill really quickly, then almost as quickly he started to get better. ...
Perhaps before cancer wewould have moaned about theneverending
arrangements instead of enjoying perfecting each and every detail to makeour
Author: John Hartson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In July 2009, former Celtic and Wales soccer star John Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had also spread to his lungs and brain. But before his treatment even began, John came to the brink of death after contracting pneumonia, ceasing to breathe and undergoing emergency brain surgery. Against all the odds, he pulled through, and in Please Don't Go he documents his incredible fight for life. Profoundly moving, John's own story is interwoven with the poignant recollections of his pregnant wife, Sarah, as well as with extracts from his sister Victoria's personal diary. This remarkable book covers the five-week period during which John's survival was most in jeopardy. John's truly inspirational account of how he has managed to overcome a very aggressive form of cancer will offer hope and courage to others affected by the disease. It is a touching and ultimately uplifting insight into the bravery of the popular football hero, who has fought back to full health in the face of adversity.
I read very well , ' I said , ' and my name isn ' t Molly . I learned to read at my
mother ' s knee . ' ' She must have had water on the knee , ' he said . ' Go outside
and read the sign again . ' I did , and all it said was : WAITRESS WANTED . Then
Author: John O'Brien
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
I beg you all night long, Baby, please don't go. Before I be your dog ... Before I be
your dog, I make you walk the log. Baby ... On the seventh day, On the seventh
month, Seven doctors say, “He was born with good luck, that you see.” I got
Author: William Ferris
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook:
Depression can occasionally get better without treatment, but this tends to occur
within the first few months. ... If you have symptoms of depression that don't go
away within a few weeks, please don't wait to see if things will improve on their ...
Author: William Marchand
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Responding to the reasons why people often do not recover from mood disorders, this book empowers readers by providing the tools needed to work effectively with doctors and health care providers to negotiate the complex pathway to a full and lasting recovery from depression or bipolar disorder. It explains the three main barriers to recovery—not receiving treatment, incorrect diagnosis, and receiving inadequate treatment—and how to overcome these challenges to ensure successful treatment. A practical book for the layperson, it provides flowcharts and useful forms to help readers determine whether they need help and how best to collaborate with their medical team.
Please dont go under those mountains, with the slate a-hangin' over your head.
And work for just ... I pray you take my counsel, please take a friend's advice,
Dont load no more, dont put out no more till you can get a livin price. This minin'
Author: Charlotte Nekola
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Category: Literary Criticism
This comprehensive collection of fiction, poetry, and reportage lays to rest the charge that feminism disappeared after 1920. Among the 36 writers are Muriel Rukeyser, Margaret Walker, Josephine Herbst, Tillie Olsen, Tess Slesinger, Agnes Smedley, and Meridel Le Sueur. Others will be new to readers, including many working-class black and white women. Throughout, as Toni Morrison writes, the anthology is "peopled with questioning, caring, socially committed women writers." Library Journal says "This volume excavates the stories, poems, and reportage of women writers whose work originally appeared in now-defunct Left journals. This essential collection should inspire."
Feel and let go. Not to mask it, but to be honest. Some days it's a tall order. I'm
also taking on my own blame in the life I've led up to ... It's good to try and get rid
of them before they get rid of me. ... I don't believe we meet people by mistake.
Author: James Hogan
Publisher: James K Hogan
My Violent History
A bottle of liquor managed to find its way into the gathering and a glass ended up
in Brock's hand. He sipped carefully ... “Oh, please don't go, Captain,” begged
Carol, the feisty blonde. He stood up. ... They all laughed. “But I better go before ...
Author: Derek Hart
In response to the fear that the Nazis were developing an atomic bomb, the US government through the OSS (forerunner of the CIA) commissioned a super-secret mission to evaluate the status of German science and to assess their progress in the area of nuclear fission. So what were the Germans really up to? The German scientists were all great minds capable of reaching the same conclusions as the American team. Were they morally against the bomb's development or did they just not understand the technical problems and concluded its development was not feasible? We may never know, because they publicly denied the possibility that such a bomb could be built, even after learning about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. US Army Captain Robert Brock makes a personal promise to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to destroy all evidence that the Germans have actually perfected the design for an atomic bomb. The "favor" takes him to Greece, Italy, France, and into Germany itself, as ALSOS races to prevent the Third Reich from using their weapon of mass destruction. Go along for a fast-paced ride as Brock delivers whatever it takes to make good on his promise, offered as a favor to FDR.
"Well you don't have to shoot the fire, just scare them." And that's just what I'd do .
. . just scare them. ... It took them a long time before they could catch me but they
did catch me. ... He let me go. I went free. BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO J. OTIS
WILLIAMS My mother used to take me to the cotton field in various places in the ...
Author: Barry Lee Pearson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers is what author and compiler Barry Lee Pearson calls a “blues quilt.” These blues stories, collected by Pearson for thirty years, are told in the blues musicians’ own words. The author interviewed over one hundred musicians, recording and transcribing their stories. These are stories from well-known musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and Little Milton, and from more obscure artists such as Big Luck Carter, Henry Dorsey, Joseph Savage, and J. T. Adams. Pearson provides an introduction to the world of the blues and the genre of blues stories as well as brief biographies of the musicians. Divided into five sections—Blues Talk, Living the Blues, Learning the Blues, Working the Blues, and The Last Word—the book provides an overview of the inner workings of the blues tradition from the artist’s point of view. Wordsmiths by trade, the storytellers bring to their tales qualities also found in blues song performance and philosophical perspectives characteristic of the blues tradition such as improvisation, ironic humor, ambivalence, and a life-affirming sense of hope in the face of adversity. Pitched somewhere between story and song, this remarkable chorus of voices provides concrete illustrations of what it means to live the blues, to feel the blues, and to play the blues. Taken together, these artists provide a collective history of one of America’s most influential art forms. Blues fans and those interested in African American music, folklore, American music history, popular culture, and southern history will want to read Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers.
What do you want? Don't! Don't! I hate it. I hate it and I love you. Why do you do
this to me? How can I love you if you keep doing this to me? Please stop, let me
love you.” The word “good-bye” I responded to inside with, “Please don't go.
Author: Philip G. Ney
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
But what I said to you just before that happened – I mean it. ... If you do have to go
away, please don't forget, even if other things should happen to you away from
here, that I still need to ... I don't know who reads this, so that had better be all.
Author: Margaret Elphinstone
Publisher: Canongate Books
An “ingenious, gripping, thoughtful’ novel of island adventure and psychological depth by the acclaimed author of The Sea Road (Boyd Tonkin, Independent, UK). After fraudulently winning a writing competition, Sidony Redruth is sent by her editor to write the first-ever travel book on Hy Brasil, a near-mythical island somewhere in the Atlantic whose very existence has been a matter of debate as late as the nineteenth century. Inspired by islands real and imagined—from the Hebrides to Atlantis—Elphinstone’s plot takes Hy Brasil as its starting point, throws in some old-fashioned piracy, a lost treasure, modern-day drug smuggling, political intrigue, an active volcano and a tragic love affair. Told through Sidony’s notes for her book, Hy Brasil has all the elements of an adult adventure story, but it is also a contemporary thriller with literary influences ranging from The Tempest and Treasure Island to Moby-Dick. “Every other page, it seems, is gilded with erudite detail, bringing the saga templates to life...It’s a refreshing delight to read a novel of such extremely high caliber which interweaves mythical, magical and historical...Elphinstone is a worthy successor to writers like Linklater and Mackay Brown, developing their themes in the new century with a voice which is distinctly her own.”—The Herald, UK
“I don't think we can really change anything. It's too difficult.” “Granma, please don
't say that.” “Anyway, I'm home already. Your grandfather's home. I have to go
before he sees me on the phone.” “You don't have to tell him it was me.” “I better ...
Author: Miguel Syjuco
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
‘A dazzling and virtuosic adventure’ Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea Internationally Bestselling Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008 ‘With Ilustrado, Miguel Syjuco obliges us to remake the canons of our great classics of contemporary literature. Ilustrado is, literally, a masterpiece’ Alberto Manguel It begins with a body. One anonymous winter day, the corpse of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River. Gone is the controversial giant of Asian literature. And missing is the only manuscript of his final book, an exposé of the corrupt roots of the ruling Filipino families, meant to restore his once dazzling reputation. His student, Miguel, is suspicious of the suicide verdict. He investigates: first sifting through the dead man’s work for clues, then journeying from New York to Manila, seeking out family, colleagues, and anyone who might hold pieces of the puzzle. But when Miguel assembles the fragments of his mentor’s past, this ambitious and rewarding novel expands into far wider contexts – political, social, historical, literary. As patterns emerge, the mystery of a death deepens into the greater mysteries of life – and the reader makes increasingly significant discoveries of their own, until the startling revelation of the final page. ‘A big, bold, cunning, impassioned, plangent and very funny book’ Scotsman ‘Bristling with comic verve, metafictional playfulness, and an undertone of expatriate nostalgia . . . an impressive, vibrant mix of Borgesian literary labyrinth and acerbic émigré comedy’ Sunday Times ‘A seethingly ambitious debut . . . US critics have cited Bolaño as an obvious comparison; others may think of Midnight’s Children-era Rushdie’ Independent
In order to gather sympathy and cooperation from the girls, “just tired” has to go
through an overload. Overloads are not ... Two p.m. Good. A whole hour before
the neighbors get home from school and 166 Please Don't Drink the Holy Water!
Author: Susie Lloyd
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Come along as wry homeschooler Susie Lloyd faces the trials of family Rosary, and tangles with snide education experts, gruff confessors, and pushy relatives who tell her it's time to wake up and join the "real world." Lots of humor here!
They wanted to get the story on the air to get people to come forward before the
tragedy faded and people moved on. ... He was gracious and asked ques— tions
that we had been asked before, so the answers came easily. It went well.
Author: Patrick J. McCarthy
Publisher: Carpenter's Son Publishing
Patrick McCarthy led a simple, unassuming life. He and his family were thrust into a world where very few have traveled. After a night spent with friends, his sixteen year old daughter was found dead in the morning. What happened? Who is responsible? Patrick seeks answers and justice for those responsible. Follow the pursuit of justice from a grief stricken father, written as events were unfolding. Current books only deal with grief. This book includes a father's grief, the legal system with its complications and a lengthy trial with an unexpected outcome.
Tastebud 1 2 1 blues come falling down Compare the 1937 Robert Well it was
early in the morning Johnson song, When my blues ... American weather folklore
has a couple of sayings along these lines: Come back baby Whoa, please don't
go I said come ... Woke up way after midnight, people Just a little while, a little
while before day I could find no satisfaction Turned on my pillow to where my
baby lay I.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
Ferris and Ginsberg converse in the background, and Ginsberg comes across a
word he hasn't heard before. ... Juke means to have a good time. ... Baby, please
don't go back to New Orleans, you know Ilove you so, well, Ilove you so... Well ...
Author: Harry L. Watson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The Global Southern Music Issue enhanced eBook includes all the tracks on Traveling Shoes, our special free CD and: The South meets Senegal as hip-hop goes Trans-Atlantic. Hawaiian steel guitar sways the Southern musical landscape. Poet Allen Ginsberg and bluesman James "Son" Thomas trade verses. Aussie Elvis impersonators keep the king alive. A U.K. scholar offers a new perspective on the study of the blues. Music pirates keep alive another tradition of bootlegging in the South. And much more. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
GETTING. READY. TO. GO! Several weeks before I left, I bought a lot of little toys,
like race cars, Frisbees, and balls for the ... I also put together a small photo
album with pictures of the Buffalo area, our home, and our family, as well as
Author: And Jane Long Dave and Jane Long
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a story of God's grace in adversity when a husband leaves his family in the U.S. to go to Iraq to train Iraqi police in 2004. Shortly after his arrival to Baghdad, his wife at home is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a journey of tears, faith, trust and God's guidance that led Dave and eventually Jane after her battle with breast cancer, into Iraq. It culminated with bringing an Iraqi translator whose life was in danger, to the U.S. as a refugee.
... the fruits thereof: we profess and declare, before God and the world, our
unfeigned desire to be humbled for our sins, ... to go before another in the
example of a real reformation, that the Lord may turn away His wrath and heavy
Author: Stephen M. Feldman
Publisher: NYU Press
Whether in the form of Christmas trees in town squares or prayer in school, fierce disputes over the separation of church and state have long bedeviled this country. Both decried and celebrated, this principle is considered by many, for right or wrong, a defining aspect of American national identity. Nearly all discussions regarding the role of religion in American life build on two dominant assumptions: first, the separation of church and state is a constitutional principle that promotes democracy and equally protects the religious freedom of all Americans, especially religious outgroups; and second, this principle emerges as a uniquely American contribution to political theory. In Please Don't Wish Me a Merry Christmas, Stephen M. Feldman challenges both these assumptions. He argues that the separation of church and state primarily manifests and reinforces Christian domination in American society. Furthermore, Feldman reveals that the separation of church and state did not first arise in the United States. Rather, it has slowly evolved as a political and religious development through western history, beginning with the initial appearance of Christianity as it contentiously separated from Judaism. In tracing the historical roots of the separation of church and state within the Western world, Feldman begins with the Roman Empire and names Augustine as the first political theorist to suggest the idea. Feldman next examines how the roles of church and state variously merged and divided throughout history, during the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the British Civil War and Restoration, the early North American colonies, nineteenth-century America, and up to the present day. In challenging the dominant story of the separation of church and state, Feldman interprets the development of Christian social power vis--vis the state and religious minorities, particularly the prototypical religious outgroup, Jews.
They appeared to be talking until she approached, and then they suddenly
became quiet. “Margarite ... I get tired easily, but it's getting better every day.
Please don't worry,” requested Margaret as she sat down next to her father. Her
dad put ... I know you have to go off, sometimes, to work extra to feed us kids. I'm
just glad ...
Author: Judith C. Issette
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Does evil lie sleeping in some people only to be suddenly awakened by some catalyst? This is the question that will be answered in this romantic thriller, The Chosen One. Not only does it offer romance, intrigue, and suspense, but presents a chilling insight into the age-old problem of sex traffickinga threat, which has plagued women for centuries. As you travel within its pages, you will see how easy it is to set evil on a rampage, and why bad things happen to good people. Sometime or somewhere, you have let loose the evil within them. Perhaps, you said the wrong words or were in the wrong places at the wrong time. You may never even know what caused such a demon to be set loose on you, but you will certainly feel its affects when it threatens your total existence. Now, it seems that evil has found its next victim in unsuspectingMargarite Phillips. Margarite portrays such a victim in the beautiful city of Dallas during the 1940s. Even though she represents all that is good in a young woman to her family, fianc, and friends, her innocence and beauty are not enough for the malicious entity that stands so close to her. Unknowingly, she has set loose the catalyst that will sell her to the highest bidder. Will her strong faith in God save her from such a humiliating destiny, or will she end up the concubine of some perverted foreigner? Will she meekly accept the sordid life of a sex slave or escape by any means she caneven death? Who will save her? These are the questions, which will set you on edge for a hasty end to this gripping insanity.
I told the nurse, 'I won't go in there knowing that I'm in there.' So they gave me
some ... My wife and kids came with my parents to spend a little time with me;
then I was getting nervous about the operation. The next day at 12 pm, ... The
doctor is going to help Daddy to get better.' Before my father took my kids outside,
I gave them each a hug and I think one thousand kisses each. I said to my father, '
When they take me down, please don't let them see me go down. It will just hurt
me more ...
Author: Pedro Miguel Guerreiro Filipe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
MY THOUGHTS No matter if you lose the strength to fight in life, just think that the people who make fun of you like it when you're weak. Just ignore them and walk away, and that will make them weaker than you feel. You can't choose what life throws at you, but you can dodge some of it if you do not want it to stick to you. Even though you can't control what life brings, just be patient and good will come out of that. I know it hurts to be teased, but it hurts them more if you don't say a word. Even if you do not have control of the suffering that life throws at you, it is not worth taking your life because it might make the people who love you sad, and no one deserves to be sad. It really hurts to be teased. Just remember God will deal with those who hurt you the most; maybe not in this life, but they will get their turn. Try not to hurt others. If you have got hurt, you know how it aches.