One Day It ll All Make Sense

One Day It ll All Make Sense
Author: Common
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781451625882
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Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor shares the story of his life, from his youth on Chicago's Southside and rise in the hip-hop industry to his movie appearances and the lessons he has learned as a son and a father.

One Day It ll All Make Sense

One Day It ll All Make Sense
Author: Common
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781451625905
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Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the hip hop icon, Hollywood star, and “a true artist and writer of deep talent” (James McBride, author of The Color of Water)—a candid, New York Times bestselling memoir ranging from his childhood on Chicago’s South side and his emergence as one of rap’s biggest names. Common has earned a reputation in the hip-hop world as a conscious artist by embracing themes of love and struggle in his songs. His journey toward understanding is rooted in his relationship with a remarkable woman, his mother. Common holds nothing back in this gripping memoir, both provocative and funny. He tells what it was like for a boy with big dreams growing up on the South Side of Chicago. He reveals how he almost quit rapping after his first album sold only two thousand copies. He recounts his rise to stardom and talks about the challenges of balancing fame, love, and family. Through it all, Common emerges as a man in full. Rapper. Actor. Activist. But also father, son, and friend. His story offers a living example of how, no matter what you’ve gone through, one day it’ll all make sense.

Let Love Have the Last Word

Let Love Have the Last Word
Author: Common
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501133169
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Atria Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An insightful memoir that uncovers unique stories about matters of the heart.” —Essence The inspiring New York Times bestseller from Common—the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist—explores how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words. Common believes that the phrase “let love have the last word” is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet, and ultimately the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community, Common explores the core tenets of love to help us understand what it means to receive and, most importantly, to give love. He moves from the personal—writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father—to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there’s no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love—for yourself and for others—is where the healing begins. In his first public reveal, Common also shares a deeply personal experience of childhood molestation that he is now confronting…and forgiving. Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.

Barely Functional Adult

Barely Functional Adult
Author: Meichi Ng
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062945600
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Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Hardcover Original From the creator of Barely Functional Adult, a painfully relatable webcomic with over 125k followers on Instagram, comes a hilariously poignant collection of beautifully illustrated short stories that chronicle the ever-evolving perspectives of your twenties on work, therapy, identity, heartbreak, friendship, and more. Wielding her trademark balance of artful humor, levity, and heartbreaking introspection, Meichi Ng’s indisputably relatable collection of short stories holds a mirror to our past, present, and future selves. Featuring a swaddled, gender-neutral, Barely Functional Adult as its protagonist, who says all the things we think but cannot say, this book is equal parts humorous and heartbreaking as it spans a spectrum of topics including imposter syndrome, therapy, friendships, first loves, letting go of exes, and just trying to find your purpose in the world. Prepare to excitedly shove this book in your friend’s face with little decorum as you shout, “THIS IS SO US!” In this beautiful, four-color collection compiled completely of never-before-seen content, Meichi perfectly captures the best and worst of us in every short story, allowing us to weep with pleasure at our own fallibility. Hilarious, relatable, and heart-wrenchingly honest, This Book Is a Time Machine will have you laughing and crying in the same breath, and taking solace in the fact that we’re anything but alone in this world.

I Like You But I Love Me

I Like You But I Love Me
Author: Common,Lorraine West
Pages: 36
ISBN: 0976867419
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Release: 2006-07
Editor: Hip Hop Schoolhouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young South African boy named Karâe learns an important lesson about identity, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and love.

One Day This Pain Will Make Sense to YOU

One Day This Pain Will Make Sense to YOU
Author: Ali Laasri
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1650750595
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Release: 2019-12-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

120 pages notebook 8*10 inches, Making a big change in your life starts changing your appearance. I offer you a training notebook program that will help you develop your training.

My Infamous Life

My Infamous Life
Author: Albert "Prodigy" Johnson,Laura Checkoway
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781439103197
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop's golden era ... a story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City"--Dust flap jacket.

Young Rich and Dangerous

Young  Rich  and Dangerous
Author: Jermaine Dupri,Samantha Marshall
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780743299817
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A behind-the-scenes account of the platinum musical producer and songwriter traces his first productions as a teen, his education in the music business, and his experiences with such artists as Lil John, Mariah Carey, and Kriss Kross. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children
Author: Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781416612490
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Release: 2008-06-15
Editor: ASCD
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465094417
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Civitas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

It All Makes Sense Now

It All Makes Sense Now
Author: Jane Litchmore-Grant
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1498481930
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Release: 2016-08-17
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although she had been journaling for many years prior to writing this her first book, Jane Litchmore-Grant would be quick to confess that this autobiography was a labour of grace. Jane is thankful for the lady who visited her home during that stormy day - someone she believes was an angel from the Lord.It All Makes Sense Now is a direct result of that remarkable visit. It chronicles her own journey from childhood to adulthood, recalling how God found her at an early age and has guided her through miracles, God-encounters, challenges and questioning about her purpose in His plan.Born out of an adulterous relationship, she was one of a pair of 'hidden children' in her father's family. However, because our heavenly Father specialises in the impossible, He made possible that which seemed impossible through her life of dedication and commitment to Him. A failed suicide attempt sensitised her to 'the voice of God.' Now she gives all the praise to God. Jane is a teacher by profession and holds a master's of science degree in psychology. She has served in various capacities in church over the years and alongside her husband in his pastoral ministry for the past 20 years. She is a conference speaker and is passionate about seeing people's lives transformed by teaching the word of God.

The Consolations of Mortality

The Consolations of Mortality
Author: Andrew Stark
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780300224702
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Release: 2016-08-23
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For those who don’t believe in an afterlife, the wisdom of the ages offers four great consolations for mortality: that death is benign and good; that mortal life provides its own kind of immortality; that true immortality would be awful; and that we experience the kinds of losses in life that we will eventually face in death. Can any of these consolations honestly reconcile us to our inevitable demise? In this timely book, Andrew Stark tests the psychological truth of these consolations and searches our collective literary, philosophical, and cultural traditions for answers to the question of how we, in the twenty-first century, might accept our mortal condition. Ranging from Epicurus and Heidegger to bucket lists, the flaming out of rock stars, and the retiring of sports jerseys, Stark’s poignant and learned exploration shows how these consolations, taken together, reveal death as a blessing no matter how much we may love life.

You Get So Alone at Times

You Get So Alone at Times
Author: Charles Bukowski
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061873041
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed
Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781455570232
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal). If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments. "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

Legend

Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101545959
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Release: 2011-11-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

I Make My Own Rules

I Make My Own Rules
Author: L. L. Cool J,Karen Hunter
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0312967861
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Release: 1998-09-15
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The autobiography of the hip-hop and rap star, television actor, and positive role model details his career, childhood, private life, public service, and views on the music business

It Ends with Us

It Ends with Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781982143657
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Pocket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

How Will You Measure Your Life Harvard Business Review Classics

How Will You Measure Your Life   Harvard Business Review Classics
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781633692572
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316219303
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Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

One Day All Children

One Day  All Children
Author: Wendy Kopp
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0786724005
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Release: 2008-08-04
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most under-resourced urban and rural public schools in America. The astonishing success of the program has proven it possible for children in low-income areas to attain the same level of academic achievement as children in more privileged areas and more privileged schools. One Day, All Children… is not just a personal memoir. It's a blueprint for the new civil rights movement--a movement that demands educational access and opportunity for all American children.