Shame on Me

Shame on Me
Author: Tessa McWatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735277441
Available:
Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Interrogating our ideas of race through the lens of her own multi-racial identity, critically acclaimed novelist Tessa McWatt turns her eye on herself, her body and this world in a powerful new work of non-fiction. Tessa McWatt has been called Susie Wong, Pocahontas and "black bitch," and has been judged not black enough by people who assume she straightens her hair. Now, through a close examination of her own body--nose, lips, hair, skin, eyes, ass, bones and blood--which holds up a mirror to the way culture reads all bodies, she asks why we persist in thinking in terms of race today when racism is killing us. Her grandmother's family fled southern China for British Guiana after her great uncle was shot in his own dentist's chair during the First Sino-Japanese War. McWatt is made of this woman and more: those who arrived in British Guiana from India as indentured labour and those who were brought from Africa as cargo to work on the sugar plantations; colonists and those whom colonialism displaced. How do you tick a box on a census form or job application when your ancestry is Scottish, English, French, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, African and Chinese? How do you finally answer a question first posed to you in grade school: "What are you?" And where do you find a sense of belonging in a supposedly "post-racial" world where shadism, fear of blackness, identity politics and call-out culture vie with each other noisily, relentlessly and still lethally? Shame on Me is a personal and powerful exploration of history and identity, colour and desire from a writer who, having been plagued with confusion about her race all her life, has at last found kinship and solidarity in story.

Shame on Me

Shame on Me
Author: Tessa McWatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735277434
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Interrogating our ideas of race through the lens of her own multi-racial identity, novelist Tessa McWatt turns her eye on herself, her body and this world in a new work of non-fiction. Through a close examination of her own body - nose, lips, hair, skin, eyes, ass, bones and blood - which holds up a mirror to the way culture reads all bodies, she asks why we persist in thinking in terms of race today when racism is killing us

Shame On Me

Shame On Me
Author: Tessa McWatt
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781925693812
Available:
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Scribe Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 OCM BOCAS PRIZE FOR CARIBBEAN LITERATURE ‘What are you?’ Tessa McWatt knows first-hand that the answer to this question, often asked of people of colour by white people, is always more complicated than it seems. Is the answer English, Scottish, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, French, African, Chinese, Canadian? Like most families, hers is steeped in myth and the anecdotes of grandparents and parents who view their histories through the lens of desire, aspiration, loss, and shame. In Shame On Me she unspools all the interwoven strands of her inheritance, and knits them back together using additional fibres from literature and history to strengthen the weave of her refabricated tale. She dismantles her own body and examines it piece by piece to build a devastating and incisively subtle analysis of the race debate as it now stands, in this stunningly written exploration of who and what we truly are.

The Shame of Me

The Shame of Me
Author: Ryan Lefebvre,Jeffery Flanagan
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0984113029
Available:
Release: 2009-10
Editor: Ascend Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kansas City Royals' broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre seems to have it all - a dream sports job of announcing Major League Baseball, a huge house on a lake, plenty of expensive toys, good looks, and the admiration of friends and fans. But depression is seldom deterred by such superficial trappings. And depression's grip on Ryan was so strong and so unyielding that he nearly ended his life. In one moment, he's a glib play-by-play announcer ; the next, he's a tormented soul on the floor of his closet. And that's just the beginning of The shame of me, the spell - binding story of Ryan's descent into the darkness of depression, his courageous struggle to recover, and his new perspectives on living a balanced and healthy life. Told with intimacy and immediacy, Ryan's story is a must - read for anyone who has ever struggled with inner doubts. It is especially powerful for men who may be feeling lost, but are too embarrassed to confront their problems. Ryan, the son of former Major League player and manager Jim Lefebvre, and co - author Jefferey Flanagan take us through living hell before Ryan's recovery and redemption give us hope for anyone who suffers from the debilitating disease Major Depressive Disorder. -- From Amazon.com.

Shame on Me

Shame on Me
Author: John Dunia
Pages: 329
ISBN: 098990122X
Available:
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shame on You

Shame on You
Author: Tara Sivec
Pages: 127
ISBN: 1477817484
Available:
Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Montlake Romance
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After war veteran Kennedy O'Brien returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, she lost her faith in all things male. So she started Fool Me Once Investigations to stick it to the man—because there's no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned. Her latest job is a wild dog-chase to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned Chihuahua thief, but thanks to her meddling family, Kennedy will have to put up with a partner. And it's about the last man she'd ever pick: her cheating ex-husband's best friend, Griffin Crawford. As gorgeous as he is unwelcome, Griffin is a pesky (if scorching hot) reminder that Kennedy will need help to catch her man—and to open up her heart again.

I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t

I Thought it was Just Me  but it Isn t
Author: Brené Brown
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781592403356
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Release: 2008
Editor: Avery
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.

Amber Eyes

Amber Eyes
Author: Jk Cobra
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1980353662
Available:
Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kelly is a little shy and a definite nerdy tomboy. Jay knows what he wants and is willing to go for it. Sometimes a look into another's eyes is all it takes to change your plans even when those eyes have been there your whole life. Definite HEA and a few scenes of sexual passion.

Shame on Me

Shame on Me
Author: Tara Sivec
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1477801111
Available:
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Montlake Romance
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ex-model Paige McCarty is fed up with being just a pretty face. After her ex-husband's gambling problem left her royally screwed and tragically shoeless, she started Fool Me Once Investigations with her best friends, Lorlei and Kennedy, to prevent other women from being similarly played and dismayed. The job: act as bait for a cheating husband. The target: Matt Russo. The case should be as easy as getting a man's attention--and Paige has never had trouble with that. The problem is Matt--in all his nerdy-hot glory--turns out to be not such a scumbag after all. And when the case hits closer to home than Paige could ever have imagined--landing her in a face-off with the mob--she wonders if taking the job just to prove that she has a brain maybe wasn't her best idea. This second outing for the Fool Me Once team follows in the same fun, feisty footsteps as bestselling author Tara Sivec's Shame on You.

Unfiltered

Unfiltered
Author: Lily Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062473035
Available:
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International bestseller! In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins—Golden Globe-nominated star of Rules Don’t Apply, Mortal Instruments, and To the Bone—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more. Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.

Healing the Shame that Binds You

Healing the Shame that Binds You
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780757303234
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Release: 2005-10-15
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shame is the motivator behind many toxic behaviors like compulsion, codependency, addiction, and drive to superachieve. This title identifies personal shame, explains the underlying reasons, and addresses root causes.

Luminous Ink

Luminous Ink
Author: Tessa McWatt,Rabindranath Maharaj,Dionne Brand
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781770865204
Available:
Release: 2018-04-30
Editor: Cormorant Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty-six writers in Canada were asked to contribute pieces of original work describing how they see writing today. From Atwood’s opening, through writing from Indigenous writers, the reader is given a sense of how twenty-seven of the country’s finest writers see their world today. With an introduction by the editors, Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, and Tessa McWatt. Contributors include: Margaret Atwood Michael Ondaatje Madeleine Thien, M G Vassanji, Lawrence Hill Pascale Quiviger Nino Ricci Sheila Fischman Heather O’Neill Camilla Gibb Eden Robinson Lee Maracle Rawi Hage Michael Helm Lisa Moore Rita Wong Hiromi Goto George Elliott Clarke Nicole Brossard Judith Thompson David Chariandy Richard Van Camp Marie-Hélène Poitras Stephen Henighan Greg Hollingshead Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Fooled Me Once Shame on You Fooled Me Twice Shame On Me

Fooled Me Once Shame on You Fooled Me Twice Shame On    Me
Author: C. Sanders
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1987699238
Available:
Release: 2018-04-09
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carl Scott seemed to have it all: A solid family, soon to be college grad, luck with the ladies, and financial freedom. What more could he ask for? Well, he didn't ask for it, but some mishaps along the way changed his life forever. Follow Carl's harrowing journey through the plights of self-discovery, love-less relationships, stereotypes, triumph, and potential tragedy as he struggles against the system in an uphill battle to defeat what has plagued Black America more than high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure: The Baby Daddy Syndrome

Shame Me Not

Shame Me Not
Author: Fiona Cole
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1973747987
Available:
Release: 2017-07-19
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shame. Panic. Desire. Dominance. Disgust.All feelings that I was familiar with from the age of sixteen. That's when I met Ana. The girl next door who became so much more. Until her, I was alone in the dark desires that I didn't understand, that I couldn't reconcile. My best friend, she accepted me. Helped me see that there was no shame in the things that we both craved. Her submission was a drug, my dominance over her a high that I'd never experienced. When we were together, I was at peace for the first time in my life. But it was too good to last. Our own guilt over our feelings, of our appetite for pain and pleasure, destroyed us. I was convinced that all I needed was a chance, just one more chance to overcome my shame, and Ana would be able to trust me again. If only it were that easy.*WARNING: This book is an erotic romance and does contain consensual sexual situations between characters under eighteen that include submission and domination.

The Shame

The Shame
Author: Makenna Goodman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781571317230
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if you could change your life? Would you do it? How would you do it? Alma and her family live close to the land: they raise chickens and sheep, they make maple syrup. Every day Alma’s husband leaves for his job at a nearby college while she stays home with their young children, cleans, searches for secondhand goods online, and reads books by the women writers she adores. Then, one night, she abruptly leaves it all behind—speeding through the darkness, away from their Vermont homestead, bound for New York. In a series of flashbacks, Alma reveals the circumstances and choices that led to this moment. The joys and claustrophobia of their remote life through the passing of each season. Her fears and uncertainties about motherhood. The painfully awkward faculty dinners. Her feelings of loneliness and failure. And her growing fascination with Celeste: the mysterious ceramicist and self-loving doppelgänger whose story begins as inspiration for Alma before turning into a powerful obsession. A fable both blistering and surreal, The Shame is a propulsive, funny, and thought-provoking debut about a woman in isolation, whose mind—fueled by capitalism, motherhood, and the search for meaningful art—attempts to betray her.

Shame on You

Shame on You
Author: Amy Heydenrych
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1785770942
Available:
Release: 2019-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A timely commercial thriller for the iGeneration, perfect for fans of The Girl Before and Friend Request.

Shame on Him

Shame on Him
Author: Tara Sivec
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1477823212
Available:
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Montlake Romance
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lawyer Lorelei Warner finds her perfect life perfectly boring, but when a routine subpoena delivery turns into a murder investigation, sparks will fly between Lorelei and pompous, but good-looking private investigator Dallas Osborne.

Shame On You

Shame On You
Author: Clara Salaman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141916040
Available:
Release: 2009-08-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Caroline Stern is just like any London teenager. Except that she lives in a religious sect. As a child of 'The Organization' her every move - from what she eats to when she talks and whom she'll marry - is dictated by her elders. But as Caroline's free-thinking ways bring her into conflict with terrifying Miss Fowler and brutal punishments push her to breaking point, she acts on a terrible impulse and exacts a horrifying revenge. Twenty years later Caroline is living with her lover, Joe. He knows her as Lorrie and is unaware of the troubled childhood she's left behind. Until an old friend reappears and Caroline discovers that the past isn't so easily buried ...

Shame

Shame
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307367778
Available:
Release: 2010-12-31
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie’s phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is “not quite Pakistan.” In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men—one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure—Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation —“shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence.” Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.

Shame Interrupted

Shame Interrupted
Author: Edward T. Welch
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781938267291
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Release: 2012-04-30
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No More Hiding Shame controls far too many of us. Worthless, inferior, rejected, weak, humiliated, failure...it all adds up to wishing we could get away from others and hide. We know what shame feels like. The way out, however, is harder to find. Time doesn't help, neither does confession, because shame is just as often from what others do to you as it is from what you have done. But the Bible is about shame from start to finish, and, if we are willing, God's beautiful words break through. Look at Jesus through the lens of shame and see how the marginalized and worthless are his favorites and become his people. God cares for the shamed. Through Jesus you are covered, adopted, cleansed, and healed.