Shame On You Big Truths From a Bad Mom

Shame On You  Big Truths From a Bad Mom
Author: Arianna Bradford
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0578652714
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Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of essays, talking about motherhood and the difficult things parents may be shamed for. Humor.

The Duality of the Modern Woman

The Duality of the Modern Woman
Author: Jennifer Ludington
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781662913778
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Release: 2021-10-16
Editor: Gatekeeper Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who is the modern woman? Is she the wife and mother? Is she the driven career woman? Is she the charismatic entrepreneur with her own successful company? Is she all of these things? Or is she none of these things? In The Duality of the Modern Woman, Author, Jennifer Ludington, dares you to redefine what it means to be a woman in modern-day society. There is no one-size-fits-all definition, as you’ll discover when you read powerful stories from over 30 diverse, successful women entrepreneurs who’ve defied cultural norms to embrace what’s authentic for them and create fulfilling lives they love. Through simple yet challenging "Duality Dares” that take you deep into your own head, heart, and soul, Ludington takes you on a journey to reconnect to your authentic self, ignite your divine feminine, and live with the joy, fulfillment, and ease you were always meant for. With dozens of journal pages included right inside the book, The Duality of the Modern Woman is so much more than a book. It’s an interactive, personalized experience that will help you: Shed the old stories suffocating your greatness Replace hustling and grinding with pleasure, fun, and flow Invite unlimited abundance - in all its forms - into your life Connect with and follow your natural intuition for a more satisfying and enjoyable life Give yourself permanent permission to BE who you forgot you are And SO much more! This interactive book + journal is your guide to discovering, embracing, and celebrating all parts of yourself as a modern, in-demand woman while removing the yokes of shame, judgment, and unrealistic expectations that have plagued women for most of human history. If you’re a modern woman who: Is ready to create her own definition of a life she loves Craves freedom from guilt, shame, and catering to outside expectations Wants to discover and embrace ALL sides of her authentic self (including the parts frowned upon by mainstream society) Then pick up your copy of The Duality of the Modern Woman now! It’s time for the modern woman to ascend, embrace, and celebrate the contrast that lives within all of us, and create an authentic, fulfilling life she loves. Be sure to visit https://thedualityofthemodernwoman.com/ for even more support ascending into a life of joy, fulfillment, and ease, including full video and audio interviews with the women, featured in The Duality of the Modern Woman book! Book Review 1: “I am an “old school” feminist, born out of the consciousness-raising circles of the early 1970’s and shaped by the influence of Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug, and Gloria Steinhem. My doctoral dissertation, written in 1995, was “The Future of Feminism: Where Do We Go From Here”? This book is a collaboration of over 30 women’s stories and points of view that seeks to answer and expand upon that question. What does it mean to be a modern woman and how does one express her “outside the box” needs for expression? Jennifer Ludington has lovingly curated these stories and added her own “Duality Dare” section at the end of each chapter to encourage the reader to dig deep into her own experience and discover herself anew. Roll up your sleeves, reader. You’ve got work to do!” -- Dr. Judith Rich, speaker, trainer, coach, and best-selling author of the book, “Beyond The Box”. Book Review 2: “Jennifer Ludington, through her living example, asks women to step up, stand up, and speak up. Why? So we can lead with powerful voices and create the change we want to see in the world. Her anthology, which features women writing about jealously, beauty, unity, and mom-guilt, sheds light on important cultural aspects we experience during the rise of the Sacred Feminine.” -- Dr. Kathryn Guylay, transformational leader, podcaster, bestselling author, and founder of MakeEverythingFun.com Book Review 3: "The Duality of the Modern Woman is a must-read. Jen and the powerhouse women featured within the book provide a much-needed illustration of the duality in all women. It invites us all to explore our own duality – our masculine and feminine energy—and highlights real-life examples of how we as women can use both energies to harness anything we want to create in this world. As a type-A attorney, I personally spend a lot of time in the masculine." -- Christy Westerfeld, Esq. – Attorney & Legal Resource for Online Entrepreneurs Book Review 4: “Inspiring. Raw. and REAL. We are all on our own unique journey, but we are never truly alone. This book taps into your soul and plants a seed of love and light. The stories shared by this collection of inspiring women gift you permission to embrace all parts that make you, you and help you realize that true freedom does exist and is possible. When we realize this, we know that we walk amongst a sisterhood of others who connect, relate, encourage and celebrate the journey.” -- Kristi Keever, Brand & Business Strategist and Creator of The Online Brand Academy

Break The Silence

Break The Silence
Author: Joan Suddon & Nature Gang
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781477179390
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Release: 2007-11-14
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I am working on healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. I thought up most of the poems while walking in the woods. Nature is the place that I feel the safest now and as a child. I still connect outside better than I do inside. I kept the abuse a secret for 30 yrs. Once my mind started to free the memories, I was flood with them. I would have Flashbacks that word put me back to that age feeling as I did then. There were body memories that made my body feel the way it did when the abuse happen. Some times it would take me days to get over these. They would hit any time and any place. I had help from my doctors, my therapist, medications and even hospital stays. I was diagnosed with PTSD, DID major depression and anxiety disorder. It is full of ups and downs. This as been a rough journey, but one well worth it. This is my journey thru poems and journaling. A journey that is still going. I hope this book helps you on your own journey.

The Birth Of A Mother

The Birth Of A Mother
Author: Daniel N Stern,Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780786724628
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Release: 1998-12-03
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As you prepare to become a mother, you face an experience unlike any other in your life. Having a baby will redirect your preferences and pleasures and, most likely, will realign some of your values.As you undergo this unique psychological transformation, you will be guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. In a most startling way, having a child will influence all of your closest relationships and redefine your role in your family's history. The charting of this remarkable, new realm is the subject of this compelling book.Renowned psychiatrist Daniel N. Stern has joined forces with pediatrician and child psychiatrist Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern and journalist Alison Freeland to paint a wonderfully evocative picture of the psychology of motherhood. At the heart of The Birth of a Mother is an arresting premise: Just as a baby develops physically in utero and after birth, so a mother is born psychologically in the many months that precede and follow the birth of her baby.The recognition of this inner transformation emerges from hundreds of interviews with new mothers and decades of clinical experience. Filled with revealing case studies and personal comments from women who have shared this experience, this book will serve as an invaluable sourcebook for new mothers, validating the often confusing emotions that accompany the development of this new identity. In addition to providing insight into the unique state of motherhood, the authors touch on related topics such as going back to work, fatherhood, adoption, and premature birth.During pregnancy, mothers-to-be talk about morning sickness and their changing bodies, and new mothers talk about their exhaustion, the benefits of nursing or bottle-feeding, and the dilemma of whether or when they should return to work. And yet, they can be strangely mute about the dramatic and often overwhelming changes going on in their inner lives. Finally, with The Birth of a Mother, these powerful feelings are eloquently put into words.

Love More

Love More
Author: Shannon Loucks
Pages: 108
ISBN: 1989499023
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Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, you'll find your letter of permission to put down the expectations and go ahead and simply love your children. Love More is overflowing with inspiration and 50+ ways to bring more fun, more love, and more joy into your days.

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts
Author: Karen Kleiman
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781641701525
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Release: 2019-07-19
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard—I don't know if I really want to do this anymore. Gosh, I'm so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in a place of shame that can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. But here's the good news: you CAN feel better! Author Karen Kleiman—coauthor of the seminal book This Isn't What I Expected and founder of the acclaimed Postpartum Stress Center—comes to the aid of new mothers everywhere with a groundbreaking new source of hope, compassion, and expert help. Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is packed with world-class guidance, simple exercises, and nearly 50 stigma-busting cartoons from the viral #speakthesecret campaign that help new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Lighthearted yet serious, warm yet not sugary, and perfectly portioned for busy moms with full plates, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is the go-to resource for moms, partners, and families everywhere who need help with this difficult period.

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.

Tell the Truth Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth   Shame the Devil
Author: Lezley McSpadden
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781942872931
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Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden—the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014—sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history. “I wasn’t there when Mike Mike was shot. I didn’t see him fall or take his last breath, but as his mother, I do know one thing better than anyone, and that’s how to tell my son’s story, and the journey we shared together as mother and son." —Lezley McSpadden When Michael Orlandus Darrion Brown was born, he was adored and doted on by his aunts, uncles, grandparents, his father, and most of all by his sixteen-year-old mother, who nicknamed him Mike Mike. McSpadden never imagined that her son’s name would inspire the resounding chants of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and ignite the global conversation about the disparities in the American policing system. In Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil, McSpadden picks up the pieces of the tragedy that shook her life and the country to their core and reveals the unforgettable story of her life, her son, and their truth. Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil is a riveting family memoir about the journey of a young woman, triumphing over insurmountable obstacles, and learning to become a good mother. With brutal honesty, McSpadden brings us inside her experiences being raised by a hardworking, single mother; her pregnancy at age fifteen and the painful subsequent decision to drop out of school to support her son; how she survived domestic abuse; and her unwavering commitment to raising four strong and healthy children, even if it meant doing so on her own. McSpadden writes passionately about the hours, days, and months after her son was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson, recounting her time on the ground with peaceful protestors, how she was treated by police and city officials, and how she felt in the gut-wrenching moment when the grand jury announced it would not indict the man who had killed her son. After the system failed to deliver justice to Michael Brown, McSpadden and thousands of others across America took it upon themselves to carry on his legacy in the fight against injustice and racism. Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil is a portrait of our time, an urgent call to action, and a moving testament to the undying bond between mothers and sons.

Big Fat Disaster

Big Fat Disaster
Author: Beth Fehlbaum
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440570490
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Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Texas Library Association Spirit of TX High School Reading List Winner Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It's her life: Dad's a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a poor relative's trailer, where her mom's contempt swells right along with Colby's supersized jeans. Then, a cruel video of Colby half-dressed, made by her cousin Ryan, finds its way onto the internet. Colby plans her own death. A tragic family accident intervenes, and Colby's role in it seems to paint her as a hero, but she's only a fraud. Finally, threatened with exposure, Colby must face facts about her selfish mother and her own shame. Harrowing and hopeful, proof that the truth that saves us can come with a fierce and terrible price, Big Fat Disaster is that rare thing, a story that is authentically new.

Educated

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443452502
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother
Author: Aimee Molloy
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062696816
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE SUMMER—SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SCANDAL’S KERRY WASHINGTON An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. A night out. A few hours of fun. That’s all it was meant to be. They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a "true page turner." —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors

Mommy Burnout

Mommy Burnout
Author: Dr. Sheryl G. Ziegler
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062683700
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ultimate must-read handbook for the modern mother: a practical, and positive tool to help free women from the debilitating notion of being the "perfect mom," filled with funny and all too relatable true-life stories and realistic suggestions to stop the burnout cycle, and protect our kids from the damage burnout can cause. Moms, do you feel tired? Overwhelmed? Have you continually put off the things you need to do for you? Do you feel like it’s all worth it because your kids are happy? Are you "over" being a mother? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. Parents today want to create the ideal childhood for their children. Women strive to be the picture-perfect Pinterest mother that looks amazing, hosts the best birthday parties in town, posts the most "liked" photos, and serves delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals in her neat, organized home after ferrying the kids to school and a host of extracurricular activities on time. This drive, while noble, can also be destructive, causing stress and anxiety that leads to "mommy burnout." Psychologist and family counselor Dr. Sheryl Ziegler is well-versed in the stress that moms face, and the burden of guilt they carry because they often feel like they aren’t doing enough for their kids’ happiness. A mother of three herself, Dr. Z—as she’s affectionately known by her many patients—recognizes and understands that modern moms are all too often plagued by exhaustion, failure, isolation, self-doubt, and a general lack of self-love, and their families are also feeling the effects, too. Over the last nineteen years working with families and children, Dr. Z has devised a prescriptive program for addressing "mommy burnout"—teaching moms that they can learn to re-energize themselves and still feel good about their families and their lives. In this warm and empathetic guide, she examines this modern epidemic among mothers who put their children’s happiness above their own, and offers empowering, proven solutions for alleviating this condition, saving marriages and keeping kids happy in the process.

No Bad Kids Toddler Discipline Without Shame

No Bad Kids  Toddler Discipline Without Shame
Author: Janet Lansbury
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781499351118
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Release: 2013-12-31
Editor: JLML Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. “No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children. It covers such common topics as punishment, cooperation, boundaries, testing, tantrums, hitting, and more. “No Bad Kids” provides a practical, indispensable tool for parents who are anticipating or experiencing those critical years when toddlers are developmentally obliged to test the limits of our patience and love. Armed with knowledge and a clearer sense of the world through our children’s eyes, this period of uncertainty can afford a myriad of opportunities to forge unbreakable bonds of trust and respect.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
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Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Living the Truth in Love

Living the Truth in Love
Author: Janet E. Smith
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781681496689
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Release: 2015-07-08
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living the Truth in Love grew out of the desire to provide answers to the questions posed for the Synod on Marriage called by Pope Francis: How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with same-sex attraction?While avoiding any unjust discrimination, how can the Church give such persons pastoral care in light of the Gospel?How can God's will be proposed to them in their situation? People who want to be instruments of Christ's love to those who experience same-sex attraction (SSA) seek guidance on how best to do so. They need to listen to the stories of those who experience SSA and the stories of those who have accompanied them on their journeys. They also need to ground their responses in a genuine Christian understanding of the human person and of human sexuality. This volume includes essays that lay out the Christian view of the human person and of human sexuality, essays that challenge the bifurcation of sexualities into "heterosexual" and "homosexual". Topics include an explanation of the meaning of the word "disorder", a discussion of the therapeutic power of friendship, and an application of Saint John Paul II’s personalism to the question of same-sex attraction. Psychologists and counselors explain various ways of affirming those who experience SSA and of leading them to experience the power of Christ’s healing love. Several of those who experience SSA tell their touching and inspiring stories.

Girl Wash Your Face

Girl  Wash Your Face
Author: Rachel Hollis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400201662
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . . Something else will make me happy. I’m not a good mom. I will never get past this. I am defined by my weight. I should be further along by now. . . . then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.

Tell the Truth Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth   Shame the Devil
Author: Lezley McSpadden,Lyah Beth LeFlore
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781942872528
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Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When Michael Orlandus Darrion Brown was born, he was adored and doted on by his aunts, uncles, grandparents, his father, and most of all by his sixteen-year-old mother, who nicknamed him Mike Mike. Lezley McSpadden never imagined that her son's name would inspire the resounding chants of protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. In Tell the truth & shame the devil, McSpadden picks up the pieces of the tragedy that shook her life and the country to its core, and reveals the unforgettable story of her life, her son, and their truth." -- From dustjacket.

Good Dream Gone Bad

Good Dream Gone Bad
Author: Alice Ratemo
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781479719303
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Release: 2012-10-22
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Good Dream Gone Bad is a story about a well-off family living in Dallas that has it all in the beginning: love, peace, happiness and wealth. That is, until the unexpected begins to happen. Travis Larson is a devoted husband and father who goes out of his way to make sure his family has everything they need to be happy. His beautiful wife Millicent, despite chaotic and unthinkable episodes surrounding family members does her best to keep the family together by all means. Tracee and Miles are their two kids destined for college until they make bad decisions.

You Complete Me and Other Myths That Destroy Happily Ever After

You Complete Me and Other Myths That Destroy Happily Ever After
Author: Victoria Fleming Ph.D.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105465390
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Release: 2013-03-14
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sometimes "Happily Ever After" doesn't quite work out that way. If your current relationship is in trouble, or you find yourself in one unhappy ending after another, understanding WHY might help you break the pattern and improve your relationship. YOU COMPLETE ME is a book about the myths that destroy happily ever after. It is intended for anyone looking to improve a current relationship or enter into a great relationship. Either way, your journey begins with you! YOU COMPLETE ME offers ideas, reflections, case examples, and exercises designed to help you improve your situation. Read the introduction to these myths here and be inspired to find out more. There is no myth that cannot be addressed. A better relationship is within your reach.

Tell the Truth Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth  Shame the Devil
Author: Melina Marchetta
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316349284
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Mulholland Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"More than a crime story; it's jam-packed with family drama and heartbreak. Highly recommended for suspense and mystery fans." --Library Journal In the wake of a devastating bombing, a father risks everything to find out who was responsible. When Bish Ortley, a recently suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. A suspect has already been named--a 17-year-old girl who has since disappeared from the scene. The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London's most notorious families. Years earlier, they were implicated in an attack that left dozens dead. Has the girl decided to follow in their footsteps? To find her, Bish must earn the trust of her friends and family, including her infamous mother, now serving a life sentence in prison. But even as he delves into the deadly bus attack that claimed five lives, the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore. A gripping fusion of literary suspense and family drama, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL is a fast-paced puzzle of a novel that will keep readers feverishly turning pages.