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
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1602862648
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: un

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: 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: Michelle Knight,Michelle Burford
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781443436694
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Kathryn Cushman
Pages: 330
ISBN: 1735861030
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Seventh Pew Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"After her father's death, Kelli Huddleston discovers the entire life she's known has been a lie, but as she seeks to know more about her past and finds family she's never known, ugly secrets threaten to stifle the truth and restoration she seeks"--

Finding Calcutta

Finding Calcutta
Author: Mary Poplin
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780830868483
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Release: 2011-02-28
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are. . . . You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see." --Mother Teresa Lifelong educator Mary Poplin, after experiencing a newfound awakening to faith, sent a letter to Calcutta asking if she could visit Mother Teresa and volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity. She received a response saying, "You are welcome to share in our works of love for the poorest of the poor." So in the spring of 1996, Poplin spent two months in Calcutta as a volunteer. There she observed Mother Teresa's life of work and service to the poor, participating in the community's commitments to simplicity and mercy. Mother Teresa's unabashedly religious work stands in countercultural contrast to the limitations of our secular age. Poplin's journey gives us an inside glimpse into one of the most influential lives of the twentieth century and the lessons Mother Teresa continues to offer. Upon Poplin's return, she soon discovered that God was calling her to serve the university world with the same kind of holistic service with which Mother Teresa served Calcutta. Not everyone can go to Calcutta. But all of us can find our own meaningful work and service. Come and answer the call to find your Calcutta!

Finding Me Again

Finding Me Again
Author: Nancy S. Kay
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1613467583
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Release: 2012-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are you living the life you were meant to live? In Finding Me Again: A Journey to an Authentic Life, licensed professional counselor and life coach Nancy S. Kay explores how to be true to yourself, and become the person you were meant to be. In this inspiring manual, you'll discover: —How to develop your true core values —How to uncover the deep inner needs that could guide you to true fulfillment —Why hope, forgiveness, gratitude and humility are the cornerstones to finding your authentic way of being —How to align your life with your authentic self We all long for authentic living, but often find it elusive and challenged in daily living. Yet authentic living actually leads to optimal living. In this inspirational book, Nancy Kay offers personal stories, useful tips and recipes for living more fully in a way that is practical and doable. AND the book remains a valuable resource of Nancy's coaching as you keep this book handy as a guidebook to authentic living. Dr. Patrick Williams EdD Master Certified Coach CEO, Institute for Life Coach Training

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Mariah Dietz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0990968588
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Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I came here to escape. Leave the debris and avoid the inevitable truths.Things are better.Worse.Different.I?m finding me, but in the process I fear I?m forgetting those I have left, and the ones who have left me. Maybe I?m losing who I was.Can I forget my past and move forward?Can I forget him?

Finding You Finding Me

Finding You Finding Me
Author: Phoebe Caldwell
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781843103998
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Release: 2006
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Based on many years of working with such people, many of whom have withdrawn into a world of their own, Phoebe Caldwell explores the different sensory reality they experience, showing it to be infinitely more complex and varied than is widely understood.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: S. K. Hartley
Pages: 244
ISBN: 1530740002
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Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The lines are blurred between what is real and what isn't, the darkness that was once a place I feared was now a place of safety. If I stayed in the darkness, the hellish reality of what was truly happening no longer seemed real. But I was about to be pulled from beneath the consuming blanket of dark shadows, and plunged into the murky depths of my past. I was about to be shown my demons and all their evil sides, all of their pain and grief. I could only hope I survive it. What happens when the world you once knew crumbles and falls at your feet? Who will find me? Who will save me from my demons? My dark prince or my white knight... And will I find myself in the process?

Finding Myself in Fashion

Finding Myself in Fashion
Author: Jeanne Beker
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780143180579
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Release: 2011-04-26
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International fashion icon Jeanne Beker dishes on her life on and off the runway More than 30 years ago, Jeanne Beker set out to live a life that was not just great, but extraordinary. In Finding Myself in Fashion, she recalls some of the high and low points of the turbulent past decade. Personally, she dealt with heartbreak (the end of her marriage) and rediscovered romance. Professionally, she suffered setbacks that became learning experiences leading to new career paths. She travelled the world with FQ Magazine; witnessed epic events and conducted intimate interviews as a fashion reporter; launched her own clothes labels; wrote newspaper columns; and hosted or appeared on innumerable television shows. Through it all, both at home and at work, she stuck to her youthful resolution. This is Jeanne's candid account of a life lived to the max.

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: un

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.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Holly Stanbrough
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781452042824
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Release: 2008-11-05
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life experiences, lessons and visions through positive and difficult encounters. Learning from each experience in an impactful ever changing way. Each poem is a life lesson that can be applied to anyone and help them feel empowered to find the beauty within. Life is just so interesting, it's like traveling down a road that has never been traveled....Some of the roads take you places you never want to visit again, just to leave unpleasant memories; but then you travel to places that are so unexpected and exciting you never want to leave....just want to stay forever. Often, roads you would have never thought in a million years you would be traveling. Sometimes those roads are the best roads to travel. I’ve traveled one of those roads..... This road has been one of the best I have ever traveled. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to take this journey and travel on roads that would have never been explored to find peace and happiness within myself. Finding me has been a life changing experience. So I say Thanks to myself for believing in myself to have the courage to take the journey of the unknown.......finding the unknown is nothing but unexplored serenity. Now, I pass this on to you, and say thanks for allowing me to share some of my hurts, fears, and journey into a new life of peace and happiness. Always remember if you are unable to travel this journey that leads you to serenity, then allow others to comfort you as you find your way. Everyone has a castle built just for them; look, you will find it when you find yourself. Now, I challenge you to take this journey, travel with me, explore the unknown, and discover as you find the castle built for you.

Finding Me

Finding Me
Author: Phoenix J. Moffett
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1468584596
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Release: 2008-10-31
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This was not meant to be a book. When I was a child I knew there was something different about me, but I didn't know what it was. I knew it had to be a secret because if anyone found out about it, I would be trouble. I thought of it as different "levels" of myself. I got into therapy to help my teenaged daughter. Who knew I would get help too! My therapist understood immediately when I told her that I had "levels." I was diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder (now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder), and learned they are called "alters" rather than "levels." There are four alters: the "Infant Center of the Universe" was a tiny baby; a "Little Girl" who was the keeper of the secrets; "andrew," a preschooler who lives in the moment without thought of consequences; and the "Shadow." I was terrified of the "Shadow" because I thought it wanted to kill me. My therapist suggested I get a journal to work in while we dealt with this disorder. After each session I thought hard about living with this disorder so I could convey it in a way my therapist could understand. Working on the journal was difficult and painful at times, but it became a journey to peace, understanding, and healing for me. I never intended for anyone other than my therapist to see the journal. The alters are integrated now, and we are all working together. I recently showed my journal to several doctors who were working with me, and they all told me that I needed to publish the journal as a book. They said it would be a great teaching tool, because there is nothing like it available now. So...this book is that journal, unedited and unaltered.