Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Michelle Knight
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781602862678
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope. Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Michelle Knight,Michelle Burford
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781443436694
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The day I disappeared in 2002, not many people even seemed to notice. I was twenty-one, a young mom who stopped at a Family Dollar store one afternoon to ask for directions. For the next eleven years I was locked away in hell. That’s the part of my story you may already know. There’s a whole lot more that you don’t.” —from Finding Me Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life. Michelle was a young single mother fighting for custody of her young son when she was kidnapped on August 21, 2002, by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. In Finding Me, Michelle reveals the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year. Now with additional material describing her second year of freedom

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Michelle Knight
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781602862579
Available:
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope. Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Michelle Knight
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1602862796
Available:
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope. Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Michelle Knight
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781602862784
Available:
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope. Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

Life Reclaimed

Life Reclaimed
Author: Paul N. Frenkel
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781475980295
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Release: 2013-03-25
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In April of 1944, during the last year of World War II and two months before the D-day landings at Normandy, Paul N. Frenkel was a fourteen-year-old living happily with his family in the rural Transylvanian town of Hadad, Hungary. Suddenly, without explanation or justification, the family was rounded up with other Hungarian Jews, confined in a factory yard, and then herded into cattle cars and shipped off to Auschwitz. In Life Reclaimed, Frenkel narrates the story of his life—his prewar idyllic childhood in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, his survival in four Nazi camps as a young teenager, the loss of his parents and most of his relatives in Nazi hell, his daring escape from the death march out of Berga-Elster Camp, and his ultimate success as an entrepreneurial business executive and devoted family man in America. A story of endurance, courage, and hope, Life Reclaimed represents Frenkel’s determined ongoing efforts to come to grips with his Word War II experience—why his family and the other Hungarian Jews failed to realize their dire peril from the Nazis; why their Transylvanian neighbors and friends actively collaborated with the Nazis or passively abandoned their Jewish colleagues to arrest, enslavement, and death; and why this dark past continues to haunt his life and burden his thoughts.

Me to We

Me to We
Author: Craig Kielburger,Marc Kielburger
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780743298315
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Release: 2006
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine waking up every morning believing that your actions can make a significant change in the world. For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, the authors share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational stories from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. This book describes an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and redefine the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring meaning, happiness, and success in our lives, and makes these elusive goals attainable.--From publisher description.

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls
Author: John Glatt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250036377
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement. The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro, and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world. The book has an exclusive interview and photographs of Ariel Castro's secret fiancé, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror, without realizing he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends and several neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.

There You ll Find Me

There You ll Find Me
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781401686598
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Release: 2011-10-03
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grief brought Finley Sinclair to Ireland. Love will lead her home. Eighteen-year-old Finley Sinclair is witty, tough, talented, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, she just needs to finish composing her audition piece. But her creativity disappeared with the death of her older brother, Will. She decides to take a break and study abroad, following Will’s travel journal to Ireland. Her brother felt closest to God there, and she hopes to find peace about his death. Meanwhile, Beckett Rush—teen heartthrob and Hollywood bad boy—is flying to Ireland to finish filming his latest vampire movie. On the flight, he bumps into Finley—the one girl who seems immune to his charm. Undeterred, Beckett convinces Finley to strike an unconventional bargain. As Finley deals with the loss of her brother, the pressures of school, and her impending audition, she wonders if an unlikely romance is blossoming between her and Beckett. Then she experiences something that radically changes her perspective on life. Has everything she’s been looking for been with her all along? Praise for There You’ll Find Me: “And that’s why I think it works so well . . . It manages to be relatable despite the unique circumstances, despite the characters being people in the public eye, despite it being set somewhere I’ve never been. What so many YAs can’t achieve in the most everyday settings with the most everyday characters, There You’ll Find Me does.” —School Library Journal Finding You—the movie based on There You’ll Find Me—is in theaters May 14 starring Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson Contemporary YA Stand-alone novel Book length: 78,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Finding Hayley Finding Me

Finding Hayley Finding Me
Author: Helen Le Mesurier
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1452505039
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Release: 2012-05-31
Editor: BalboaPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the moment young Australian teenager Helen Le Mesurier saw Hayley Mills in Walt Disney’s Pollyanna, she felt a deep, intense connection that defied explanation. For years, Helen collected every photo, every article, every scrap of information she could find about the beautiful, young, English actress. Her sense of connection to the star was legendary among her friends and family. Thirty years after she first saw Hayley on screen a rare opportunity presented itself— and, with her sense of connection still very real, Helen was determined not to let the chance to finally meet the star pass. With newfound boldness and conviction, she made her lifelong dream come true. Meeting Hayley changed her life forever. As both women came to understand the true nature of their strong connection, Helen had an epiphany that inspired an intense journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth, one that has made her new career as a life coach and seminar presenter possible today. It was as a result of her life-changing journey to Hayley that she was propelled into starting her own personal empowerment business, Seeing Life Differently, through which she now helps others realize their goals and actualize their potential. Helen’s story is proof that dreams can indeed come true!

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Darnella Ford
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780758273765
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Southern coming-of-age. . ..Ford's Shreveport is an unforgiving place—swampy, seductive and judgmental—that's reflected in her blunt but intoxicating prose. —Publishers Weekly Eleven-year-old Blaze James and her twin sister, Aerial, know two things beyond a doubt. They're two of the prettiest girls in Shreveport, Louisiana, and they'll always be there for each other. Then one night, a gas explosion leaves their father dead and Aerial severely burned, changing their lives forever. While Aerial goes with their mother to Baton Rouge for treatment, Blaze stays behind with a neighbor. Free-spirited and unconventional, Felicity Hardaway opens Blaze's eyes to a whole new world, inspiring her to explore her own budding desires. . .and the answers she finds will bring passion, betrayal, and a love beyond expectations. "A southern-set, fast-moving coming-of-age tale with the immediacy of informal storytelling and intimate conversation somewhat like Alice Walker's The Color Purple. . ..A riveting tale of aching love, deceit, and shifting points on the continuum of human sexuality." —Booklist "A startling, provocative novel. . ..A story that is as unexpected as it is entertaining." —APOOO BookClub "A witty and talented author with a knack for creating unforgettable characters." —Zane "Ford creates unpretentious, gritty masterpieces." —Upscale

Finding ME

Finding ME
Author: Elaine Wilkins
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1907798269
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Release: 2012-10-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Finding Myself

Finding Myself
Author: Olga Sushinsky
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781643970998
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Release: 2020-07-02
Editor: BHC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although Rebecca O’Connor-Smith is somewhat content, she secretly longs for a more fascinating life. Her dead-end office job bores her, and her husband Jason, while sweet, is more interested in settling down in suburban Toronto than going on adventures with her. So, when an opportunity to be a part of an archaeological dig in southern Israel arises, she takes it. Despite the current hostilities of the country, Rebecca is passionate about the culture, history, language, and even music of Israel. Getting the chance to use her skills and knowledge obtained from her archaeology major in a place she loves is a dream come true. Spending three weeks digging in the treasure trove of the Israeli desert makes her feel fulfilled like never before. However, the dig inspires her to further her archaeological degree despite the financial toll it will have on her marriage. Moreover, Rebecca finds herself attracted to another volunteer who intellectually challenges her in ways her husband never did. Torn between a secure, comfortable life with a man she loves and a challenging, exciting academic career with no guarantees about her future, Rebecca must choose what kind of life she wants to live for herself.

Finding You Finding Me

Finding You Finding Me
Author: Phoebe Caldwell
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1846422396
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Release: 2005-09-30
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Phoebe Caldwell's remarkable new book makes accessible for the first time the complex, intricate inner and sensory worlds of people whose learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder and, often, difficult-to-manage behaviour. Based on many years of working with such people, many of whom have withdrawn into a world of their own, she explores the different sensory reality they experience, showing it to be infinitely more complex and varied than is widely understood. She introduces a practical approach known as Intensive Interaction, which uses the body language of such people - who have hitherto largely been regarded as unreachable - to get in touch with them, giving them a way of expressing themselves which shifts their attention from solitary self-stimulation to shared activity. The outcome is not only a marked improvement in behaviour and ability to communicate but, more important, many parents will say 'they are just much happier'. Covering not only the practical aspects of introducing this technique, but also the thinking behind it, this landmark book has much to say on behalf of a group that has in the past largely been denied a voice, and will open new avenues for both practice and research. It is invaluable for parents, carers, and all who work with this group.

Inspire Me Well

Inspire Me Well
Author: Lisa Belanger,Sarah O'Hara
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1554830877
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Release: 2012-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What inspires people to live a healthy lifestyle? Is it to postpone their expiration date or is there something more? The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are countless; there is no debate there. Yet the majority of us continue to struggle with motivation and barriers to living healthily. There is a disconnect between knowledge and behaviour that is only getting worse. We propose a dash of inspiration. Inspire Me Well takes an in-depth look at what motivates behaviour change through stories of people who were inspired to make daily choices to promote their health and well-being. From the mom who started running to support her five-year-old son’s fight against cancer to the seventy-three-year-old man who decided he no longer wanted to be obese, the contributors will inspire you to do the most with your time on earth. Spread throughout the book are tips and suggestions based on the latest research from an exercise and behaviour change expert and a registered dietitian, who encourage readers to take action.

Lost In Between

Lost In Between
Author: K. L. Kreig
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1943443238
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Release: 2017-02-13
Editor: Kl Kreig
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all have one. A price. That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything. Don't sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don't because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we'd sell ourselves to have it. What's my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick. What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I'll be Shaw Mercer's arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I'll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit. I'll fight falling into bed with him. I'll fight falling in love with him even harder. I'll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I'll learn that while one man's love for me has never died, the only man's love I really want will never be mine. *Due to mature content, 18+ years only.

Inspire Me Well Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health

Inspire Me Well  Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health
Author: Lisa Bélanger
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9781554830978
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Release: 2014
Editor: Insomniac Press
Language: en

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Finding Me

Finding  Me
Author: Inocencia Tupas Malunes
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781525568916
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Release: 2020-04-27
Editor: FriesenPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WE ARE EACH PRESENTED WITH OPPORTUNITIES IN LIFE, how we respond to them can make a world of difference in both our material circumstances and our overall well-being. Finding “Me” proves just that. This autobiography traces the life of Inocencia Tupas Malunes from her birthplace in the rural Philippines to landed immigrant in Vancouver, Canada. While this is not a particularly unusual journey these days, Ms. Malunes’ story explores and demonstrates her willingness to seize opportunity wherever it might appear and to extract value where many would fail to see it. Ms. Malunes saw opportunity in a canning factory, in sewing curtains and cushion covers, in working as a domestic and as a nanny, in apprenticeships, and in hotel housekeeping. Along the way, prosperity grew, and Ms. Malunes flourished. In the process, a glorious variety of people passed through her life. Inocencia found friends and companions in each development. Despite some daunting challenges, she seems always to have fun—even when the fun is something as ordinary as cooking a meal or caring for a loved one. Undergirding all of her abilities and attitudes are her fundamental beliefs in hard work, treating people fairly, and a universal oneness that can help each of us find our way. Finding “Me” is the captivating tale of an anything-but-ordinary woman.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Sean DeMarco
Pages: 228
ISBN: 1502961857
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Release: 2013-11-23
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hello! My name is AJ Rice. At least, it was... before I lost 250 pounds after undergoing gastric bypass weight loss surgery at the young age of 18 years old. The procedure completely changed my life. It made me a whole new person. I changed my name to Sean Kurtis DeMarco because I wanted a new identity. I wanted to be a new person. Trust me, you'll read all about it: my reasons behind the name change as well as other episodes of my craziness. Really, I am just a normal guy from a small town in California who lost a lot of weight in only 11 months. I also lost a lot of other things along the way, including some friends who thought I "changed". However, I began to discover and create this new guy, "Sean Kurtis", because I never wanted to be fat again. I never wanted to be "AJ" -- that fat guy who everyone made fun of, the one who couldn't fit on the rides at the fair. In my memoir, you'll read about my struggle with weight as a child, the loss of my grandparents who raised me, my health, anxiety, depression, addiction, suicide attempts, my dramatic weight loss, and how it messed with my head and changed me for life. You'll witness the transformation to the new me, how I managed to deal with it, and how you too can get though any struggles you yourself are dealing with. I want to inspire someone with my story. It took me a while to realize that you can't find happiness losing weight or changing your appearance. It's the the things that you carry inside that you must heal first. I lost 250 pounds and wouldn't say I am any happier. I may be more confident, but I'm not happier. In reality, I'm sadder and more self conscious about myself and the way I look now. However, I wouldn't change a single thing. It's what makes me the person I am today. Here's my story. This is what it feels like to go from 422 pounds to 179 pounds in 11 months!

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Stephanie Rose
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1532922280
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Release: 2016-05-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Abandoned by a father who didn't want me. Cherished by a stepfather, though I wasn't his. Shattered by a boy who swore he loved me. But I belonged nowhere, to no one. Then I met Owen, the sweet-talking hockey player who made me love him. He gave me the courage to trust in someone besides myself. He showed me a love I longed for. When an unwanted ghost comes knocking on my door, my heartbreaking history threatens to repeat itself. But where do I turn if I lose everyone? And how do I find where I belong, when I'm still Finding Me?