Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Valerie Jarrett
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525558149
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" "Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama "The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama's trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who "got" him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room--in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else--when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice. Born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America), Jarrett grew up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, where she began a remarkable journey, ultimately becoming one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Marie G. Lee
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0064472450
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Release: 2001-12-01
Editor: HarperTeen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Nadiya Hussain
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1472259971
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Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: Headline Home
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A fascinating from-the-heart memoir' Nigel Slater 'A revelatory honest read' Red magazine FUNNY, HEART-WRENCHING, GENEROUS AND TRUE, IN FINDING MY VOICE NADIYA HUSSAIN SHARES THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE MADE HER THE WOMAN SHE IS TODAY. 'I am writing this for everyone who was told no. 'No, you are not rich enough. No, that is not credible. No, you can't. No, you won't. No, you are not allowed. No, that is not appropriate. I was told, "No, you do not belong." Finally, I am saying, "Yes, I do."' From the moment Nadiya Hussain was born, she has been questioning her role in life. But the irony is, she never wanted to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to follow a 'normal' path. But life kept telling her 'you can't'. And so she found her own way, beyond anything she dared to dream . . . In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya lets us into her life and, for the first time, shares the memories and experiences that have shaped her into the woman and role-model that she is today, alongside her personal recipes and the stories they tell. 'We all have a voice. Yours might be loud and strong, or quiet yet insistent. I have always tried to use mine for the right reasons.'

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Diane Rehm
Pages: 249
ISBN: 1892123908
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Release: 2002
Editor: Capital Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The NPR talk show host discusses her life, her career, and her battle with spasmodic dysphonia.

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice
Author: Mike Reilly,Lee Gruenfeld
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1733747826
Available:
Release: 2019-03-11
Editor: Steeplechase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MIKE REILLY: Finding My Voice illuminates how profoundly IRONMAN touches its participants and its fans. Written from the perspective of a World Championship race announcer and one of the most prominent personalities in triathlon, it provides an intimate and revealing glimpse into a fascinating corner of the world of endurance sports.

Finding My Voice with Aphasia

Finding My Voice with Aphasia
Author: Carol M. Maloney
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781475986709
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Release: 2013-05-10
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On June 9, 2009, Carol M. Maloney, a veteran teacher, experienced a transient ischemic attack in the left hemisphere of her brain. She helplessly observed her mind deteriorate to the point where she could not speak, walk, read, identify household objects, or recall her family. Maloney traveled between the worlds of the surreal and the logical. The stroke resulted in aphasia, the loss of communication and other functions of her left hemisphere. After eighteen months of rehabilitation, she was finally able to communicate with others by using her hand as a metronome. The frustration of having the words and sentences formed in her mind but being unable to share them caused frustration and depression. Her verbal abilities suffered, along with her reading and comprehension skills. Even so, hard work, strong will, and persistence has allowed her to reach out to other teachers to offer new insight into the minds of her beloved special-education and reading-disabled students. In this, her story, Maloney turns her experience into a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of her students’ difficulties and to share that knowledge with other teachers. “Ms. Carol Maloney has written a compelling story that chronicles her amazing life before, during, and after her devastating stroke. She writes with frankness that touches one’s heart. Her story will lend encouragement to those who have suffered a stroke as well as offer strategies to those who have a loved one recovering from one. Carol Maloney developed aphasia after her stroke. I am happy to say that she has survived and conquered both the devastation of her stroke and her aphasia. I know this first hand: she conducts amazing PowerPoint presentations to my graduate class at Rivier University each semester. She is an inspiration to all who want to improve themselves. In this book, Carol clearly describes the strategies that she used to help her become the functioning writer and speaker that she is today.” J. Diane Connell, Ed.D.

I Am a Woman Finding My Voice

I Am a Woman Finding My Voice
Author: Janet Quinn
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0061922617
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Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This celebration of womanhood, with a foreword by Dr. Joan Borysenko, delights in the joy of the feminine soul. In a time when it might not be politically correct to speak of such a uniquely feminine soul, Quinn takes the position that finding one's own authentic voice is imperative if we are to value a universal livelihood of love and community.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Elkie Brooks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781849544443
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Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Biteback Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blessed with one of the richest and most distinctive voices in the music business, Elkie Brooks has been entertaining people around the world since the age of fifteen - and even longer, if you count the weddings and bar mitzvahs at which she was asked to perform in her native Manchester as a young girl! It was Don Arden, father of Sharon Osbourne and the notorious 'Mr Big' of the music world, who discovered her, making her change her name from Bookbinder and sending her on a tour of Germany. It was make or break for the still raw Elkie, but as always her voice won through. She went on to become part of cult rock groups such as Dada and Vinegar Joe, before establishing herself as one of the UK's most successful female vocalists. Yet the road to stardom was never an easy one. But for the support of Elkie's great friend Humphrey Lyttelton, she says she might have been dead from drink. She has experienced hardships that would have daunted most, and dealt with them with the same spirit, grit and humour that make her singing so powerful. Along the way she has worked with many of the biggest names in the business and recorded some of the most iconic songs in rock history, including 'Lilac Wine', 'Sunshine After the Rain' and her signature tune, 'Pearl's A Singer'. In Finding My Voice, Elkie tells her remarkable story in her own unique voice, laying bare the reality of stardom and sharing her commitment to the great passion of her life - music.

Sensing the Rhythm

Sensing the Rhythm
Author: Mandy Harvey,Mark Atteberry
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501172250
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inspiring true story of a young woman who became deaf at age 19 while pursuing a degree in music--and how she overcame adversity and found the courage to live out her dreams.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Russell Watson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781407026008
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Release: 2009-03-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Russell 'The Voice' Watson is a star with a real story to tell. While most stars of today find success early, Russell was still working in a Salford factory at the age of 30. He spent the evenings singing in working men's clubs for extra cash to keep the bailiffs from his family's door. The chairman of Manchester United gave him his big break in May 1999: the opportunity to sing at Old Trafford. His extraordinary performance was quickly followed by a record deal and his phenomenal debut album. Despite his outward success, Russell struggled with his health and family life. His rapid rise to fame led to a bitter divorce from his childhood sweetheart and his private life being splashed across the tabloids. Then last year he was struck down by a life-threatening brain tumour. This plunged Russell into a deep depression and it was only the thought of leaving his two children fatherless that kept him going. Just when it seemed he was fully recovered he collapsed again while recording and had to have emergency surgery on a second brain tumour that threatened his voice, his sight and his life. Now, in his own words, Russell tells us the amazing story of his life.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Beth M. Knobbe
Pages: 131
ISBN: 0867168943
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Release: 2009
Editor: Franciscan Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I have no idea where I am going. If youve ever thought, muttered or text-messaged this sentence, Beth Knobbe will help you find answers to lifes persistent questions: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I make a difference in the world? Is God in my life? What does God want me to do?

Out With It

Out With It
Author: Katherine Preston
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781451676594
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Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A fresh, engaging account of a young woman's journey, first to find a cure for a lifelong struggle with stuttering, and ultimately to embrace the voice that has defined her character. Imagine this: you're a beautiful, blonde, stylish, highly intelligent, gregarious young woman curious about the world with a lot to say about it. But every time you open your mouth, a stutter comes out. In order to do something as simple as say your name, you must physically force the word. Which doesn't always look so pretty. At the age of seven, Katherine Preston learned that she was a stutterer. From that point on she battled the fear of communicating with the world by denying that her speech was an issue. Finally, a humiliating experience inspired her to take an unusual action. In Out With It she tells the hilariously heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story of her year spent traveling around the United States to interview more than 100 stutterers, speech therapists, and researchers. What begins as a search for a cure becomes a journey that debunks the misconceptions that shroud the condition and a love story that changes her perspective on normality. Out With It offers a fresh perspective on our obsession with physical perfection and an exploration of what our voice, and our vulnerabilities, means to each of us. It sheds light on an ancient condition that afflicts approximately 4 million in the U.S. and 60 million people worldwide. In addition to experts, Katherine interviewed writers, actresses, musicians, socialworkers, psychologists, farmers, and financiers men and women of all walks of life who were working to overcome their speech problems. Combining memoir and investigative journalism, Out With It is an incredibly compelling, informative and heartwarming memoir about understanding and embracing one's self and the voice within"--

Losing My Voice to Find It

Losing My Voice to Find It
Author: Mark Stuart
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781400213313
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The incredible story of a lead singer's rise to fame and his crushing fall when he lost his singing voice, his career, and his marriage--and then found a new calling more in tune with God than he ever thought possible. Mark Stuart was the front man of popular Christian rock band, Audio Adrenaline, at a time when the Christian music scene exploded. Advancing from garage band to global success, the group sold out stadiums all over the world, won Grammy Awards, and even celebrated an album going certified Gold. But after almost twenty years, Mark's voice began to give out. When doctors diagnosed him with a debilitating disease, the career with the band he'd founded and dedicated his life to building was gone. Then to his shock, his wife ended their marriage, and Mark believed he'd lost everything. Unsure of his future, Mark traveled to Haiti to help with the band's ministry, the Hands and Feet Project. When the devastating 2010 earthquake hit, media learned he was present and sought him out for interviews. Ironically, Mark became the scratchy voice for the struggling Haitians, drawing the world's attention to their dire circumstances. In the process, Mark found a greater purpose than he'd ever known before. In this gripping, compelling new book, Mark Stuart overlays his story with passages from the gospel of John, urging his readers to listen for God's voice and to embrace his big love that calls us into a big life.

Nova

Nova
Author: Nova Peris
Pages: 256
ISBN: 192564250X
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Release: 2018-09-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collection of pivotal speeches from Nova Peris as well as her favourite inspirational speeches by other key figures with personal introductions written by Nova. In 2013 Nova Peris, former athlete and the first Aboriginal Australian to win a gold medal at the Olympics, became the first Aboriginal woman elected to federal parliament. She was determined to make full use of the platform she felt privileged to land herself on and continues to share the message that Aboriginal people have to keep talking and keep fighting, because the quest for equality, for equal rights for all Australians, remains, sadly, an ongoing battle. This new collection of Novas notable speeches spans her time in the Senate as a Member of the Labor Party and includes some of her favourite all-time speeches from a number of people who have, and continue to inspire her in her daily life. The significance of each speech is discussed at the beginning of every chapter. From Novas speeches about the referendum, to National Sorry Day, clean energy, alcohol abuse, closing the gap for Aboriginal Australia, and her inaugural senate speech, to the famous words of Martin Luther King Jrs I have a Dream speech, Nova: Finding My Voice is full of inspirational words about race, justice and injustice, hope, freedom and change.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Nita Whitaker Lafontaine
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0985264837
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Nitwhit Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"After twenty years of marriage, three daughters, active careers, and the ups and downs that come with any relationship, nothing could have prepared singer Nita Whitaker LaFontaine for what she would face after she lost her husband, legendary voice-over king Dan LaFontaine, to complications resulting from cancer treatment. Silenced by his death and lost in a world without him, she was forced to face the looming quiet that overtook her. Finding My Voice is at once a love story and a painfully raw portrayal of one woman's journey through crippling grief toward her discovery of a place where she can sing once again. This...edition includes a new foreward by the author as she continues her journey through grief to grace"--[P. 4], cover.

Finding My Voice with a Speech Disorder

Finding My Voice with a Speech Disorder
Author: Amber Echols
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1733351485
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Release: 2021-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Finding A Voice

Finding A Voice
Author: Kim Hood
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781847177087
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Release: 2014-08-11
Editor: The O'Brien Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize 2015! Jo could never have guessed that the friendship she so desperately craves would come in the shape of a severely disabled boy. He can’t even speak. Maybe it is because he can’t speak that she finds herself telling him how difficult it is living with her eccentric, mentally fragile mother. Behind Chris’ lopsided grin and gigantic blue wheelchair is a real person — with a sense of humour, a tremendous stubborn streak and a secret he has kept from everyone. For a while it seems life may actually get better. But as Jo finds out just how terrible life is for Chris, and as her own life spirals out of control, she becomes desperate to change things for both of them. In a dramatic turn of events, Jo makes a decision that could end in tragedy. This is the story of how an unusual friendship unlocks the words that neither knew they had.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Simran Modi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105755248
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice
Author: Mike Reilly,Lee Gruenfeld
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1733747850
Available:
Release: 2019-03-11
Editor: Steeplechase Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

MIKE REILLY: Finding My Voice illuminates how profoundly IRONMAN touches its participants and its fans. Written from the perspective of a World Championship race announcer and one of the most prominent personalities in triathlon, it provides an intimate and revealing glimpse into a fascinating corner of the world of endurance sports.

Can You Hear Me Now

Can You Hear Me Now
Author: Celina Caesar-Chavannes
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780735279599
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In Can You Hear Me Now?, Celina Caesar-Chavannes digs deep into her immigrant childhood, her life as a young black woman entrepreneur and as a politician, revealing all the ways she wrestled with how to be her authentic self--and showing us how to be heard, loud and clear. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, already a breaker of boundaries as a black woman in business, got into politics because she wanted to make a bigger difference in the world. But when she became the first black person elected to represent the federal riding of Whitby, Ontario, she hadn't really thought about the fact that Ottawa hadn't been designed for a person like her. Determined not to be silenced by the constant micro-aggressions and racist assumptions of political life, Celina soon found herself both making waves and breaking down, confronting at night, alone in her Ottawa apartment, all the painful beauty of her immigrant childhood and her troubled early adult life. She felt the cost of speaking out, for sure, but also felt the exhilaration and empowerment, too. As she writes, "This is not your typical leadership book where the person is placed in a situation and miraculously comes up with the right response for the wicked problem. This is the story of me falling in love, at last, with who I am, and finding my voice in the unlikeliest of places." And it is both her memoir and a leadership book, a funny, self-aware, poignant, confessional and fierce look at how failing badly and screwing things up completely are truly more powerful lessons in how to conduct a life than extraordinary success. How they build an utter honesty with yourself and others that allows you to say things nobody else dares to say, the necessary things about navigating the places that weren't built for you and holding firm to your principles. Because, if you do that, you will help build a world where inclusion is real and racism a thing of the past. Just as Celina is now trying to do, in all her brilliance and boldness."--