The Dry Challenge

The Dry Challenge
Author: Hilary Sheinbaum
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062937711
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Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The definitive guide to giving up booze.”—People Foreword by Lo Bosworth For many people, drinking a glass of beer or wine after work is a part of everyday life. But did you know taking a break from drinking (even for just a month!) has extreme benefits and can be incredibly life-changing? From losing weight, to saving money, to sleeping better at night, the overall health and mental gains of going dry for a month are endless. Whether you’re eager to try Dry January or simply want to lessen your quarantine drinking habits in a positive and approachable way, as daunting as it may seem, you too can do it! Understandably, more and more people have been turning to alcohol as a coping mechanism to get through the pandemic, but maybe this is a good time to ask yourself: Are you waking up feeling out of sorts more often than you’d like to be? Offering friendly support and encouragement and filled with engaging activities to help you prepare –and complete – a full alcohol-free month, The Dry Challenge provides an easy step-by-step guide for completing your first Dry January, Sober October, or any other alcohol-free month. You’ll find plenty of booze-free activities from prompts to checklists to the best mocktail recipes around. From making a plan to sharing the news with friends and family (and what to do when someone tries to sabotage your boozeless journey) to getting back on track if you slip up and have a drink (or two), we got you covered. Trend journalist, on-air host, and lifestyle expert Hilary Sheinbaum has been participating in Dry January for the past four years. What started out as a bet with a friend to see who could go the longest without taking a sip of alcohol during January became a ritual she looked most forward to every year. As friends, family, and readers turned to her for advice on how to start their own dry month journeys, Hilary realized everyone’s motivations differed greatly. The decision to give up alcohol is deeply personal and making the choice to stop drinking for any length of time can be discouraging given how normalized alcohol culture is in our society. Have you noticed we use every celebratory event as an excuse to get our drink on? But you don’t have to do it alone! In The Dry Challenge, you’ll find a best friend support system ready to help you tackle the challenges of forgoing alcohol for a month and encourage you every step of the way to the finish line. In The Dry Challenge, you’ll: · Discover the health, mental, and financial benefits of living a month without booze · Learn how to combat social pressures from our current drinking culture · Find fun non-boozy activities everyone can participate in (including making delicious “zero-proof” drinks and throwing the best nonalcoholic shindigs) Gorgeously packaged and filled with bold colors and graphics, The Dry Challenge is the ultimate interactive guide to staying booze free for one month (yes, this includes champagne!). Written with humor, compassion, and insight, this book will help you achieve your goal of completing an alcohol-free month, one less drink at a time.

The Dry Challenge

The Dry Challenge
Author: Hilary Sheinbaum
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0062937707
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Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Harper Design
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trend journalist, on-air host, and lifestyle expert Hilary Sheinbaum explores the incredible life-changing benefits of abstaining from alcohol for one month and provides a comprehensive guide to help you tackle Dry January, Sober October, and other booze-free challenges. For many people, the holidays bring too much fun, too much food, and too much booze. January can be the perfect time to embrace the new you--and it all starts with taking a break from the bottle . . . but this challenge isn't limited to the month of January. The Dry Challenge is ideal for anyone who wants to complete a dry month challenge, giving up all forms of alcohol--wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, including no shots, no low ABV cocktails, and absolutely no champagne toasts--for thirty-one days. Whether you're thinking of participating in Dry January, Sober October, or want to choose a time of your own, this book walks you step-by-step through one drink-free month, from making a plan to sharing the news with friends and family (and what to do when someone tries to sabotage it) to getting back on track if you slip up and have a drink (or two). Hilary Sheinbaum covers essential topics and provides informative tips such as: "What You'll Gain When You Lose the Booze"--a deep dive into the health benefits of living a month without booze. "Sober Month Support Squad"--how to enlist friends for support and combat social pressures from our current drinking culture. Fun non-boozy activities everyone can participate in, dating (without drinks), "zero-proof" drink recipes, how to throw a nonalcoholic shindig, and the new sober nightlife trend. With interactive activities from prompts to checklists to recipes, The Dry Challenge is the ultimate guide to stay booze free for one month. Cheers to a whole new you!

Try Dry

Try Dry
Author: Dry January
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781473563520
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Release: 2018-12-13
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**Foreword by Lee Mack** We live in an alco-centric society. It's everywhere! Good day? Cap it off with a nice drink. Bad day? Poor you, have a pint. Big occasion? Well, you've got to have a couple, haven't you? On a date? Birthday? Work social? Evening in? Night out? Bored? Awkward? Tired? You get the picture. DID YOU KNOW foregoing our nightly tipple, even just for a few weeks, can lead to a life of: * DEEPER SLEEP * IMPROVED MOOD * FRESHER SKIN * MORE ENERGY * EXTRA CASH So whether you're a Daily Tippler, a Weekender, an Unwinder or a Both Ends of the Candle-er Try Dry - with its invaluable resources from the experts at Alcohol Change UK - is your ticket to a hangover-free month and more. Go on. Give it a try.

Dry

Dry
Author: Neal Shusterman,Jarrod Shusterman
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781481481977
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The authors do not hold back.” —Booklist (starred review) “The palpable desperation that pervades the plot…feels true, giving it a chilling air of inevitability.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The Shustermans challenge readers.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “No one does doom like Neal Shusterman.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

The Dry

The Dry
Author: Jane Harper
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250105615
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...You’ll love [her] sleight of hand...A secret on every page.” —The New York Times “One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read... Every word is near perfect.” —David Baldacci A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

The Alcohol Experiment Expanded Edition

The Alcohol Experiment  Expanded Edition
Author: Annie Grace
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593330821
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now complete with daily prompts to reflect on each day of a month-long, alcohol-free plan, the author of This Naked Mind helps readers challenge their thinking, find clarity, and form new habits. Changing your habits can be hard without the right tools. This is especially true for alcohol because habits are, by definition, subconscious thought processes. Through her methodical research of the latest neuroscience and her own journey, Annie Grace has cracked the code on habit change by addressing the specific ways habits form. This unique and unprecedented method has now helped thousands redefine their relationship to drinking painlessly and without misery. In The Alcohol Experiment, Annie offers a judgment-free action plan for anyone who's ever wondered what life without alcohol is like. The rules are simple: Abstain from drinking for 30 days and just see how you feel. Annie arms her readers with the science-backed information to address the cultural and emotional conditioning we experience around alcohol. The result is a mindful approach that puts you back in control and permanently stops cravings. With a chapter and journal prompt devoted to each day of the experiment, Annie presents wisdom, tested strategies, and thought-provoking information to supplement the plan and support your step-by-step success as you learn what feels good for you. It's your body, your mind, and your choice.

This Naked Mind

This Naked Mind
Author: Annie Grace
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780996715010
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Release: 2015-10-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks. This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for. “You have given me my live back.” —Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico “This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed.” —Kate S., Los Angeles, California “The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read.” —Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland

Toxic Politics

Toxic Politics
Author: Yanzhong Huang
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781108841917
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Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

China's deepening health crisis reveals the fragility of the party-state and undercuts China's ability to project influence internationally.

The 10 Day Alcohol Detox Plan

The 10 Day Alcohol Detox Plan
Author: Lewis David
Pages: 250
ISBN:
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Release: 2019-11-18
Editor: WinsPress.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you want to take a break from alcohol easily and safely? When you stop drinking, it takes up to 10 days for the alcohol to completely leave your system. It’s a tricky time. You get cravings and your thinking becomes emotional. Most people struggle in the early days. But now there’s a modern, scientific solution. The 10-Day Alcohol Detox Plan walks you through the detox period painlessly and explains everything you need to carry on to your personal sobriety goal, whether short-term or long-term. Written in an engaging and informative way, the 10-Day Alcohol Detox Plan is practical and easy to follow. There’s no doom and gloom or going to meetings. It just does the job, and is suitable for anyone: If you want to try a sober break from alcohol If you want to stop drinking to help fitness or weight-loss If you need to give up alcohol for health reasons If you’ve simply had enough and want to quit drinking for good The author is a therapist working in public health who has helped countless drinkers to quit alcohol, and is the author of the bestseller “Alcohol and You: How to Control and Stop Drinking” and "Mindfulness for Alcohol Recovery". Order this book today and find a better way.

Drought Challenges

Drought Challenges
Author: Everisto Mapedza,Daniel Tsegai,Michael Bruntrup,Robert Mcleman
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780128148211
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Release: 2019-09-25
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge on these cross-cutting issues. As drought can occur anywhere, the systemic connections between droughts and livelihoods are a key factor in development in many dryland and agriculturally-dependent nations. Connects the biophysical, social, economic, policy and institutional aspects of droughts across multiple regions in developing world Analyzes policy linkages between government agencies, public institutions, NGOs, the private sector and communities Includes a discussion of gender dimensions of drought and its impacts Presents a multi-sectoral perspective, including the human dimensions of drought in developing countries

The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa

The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa
Author: Emmanuel N. Chidumayo,Davison J. Gumbo
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781136531378
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Release: 2010-09-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the continent's population. This unique book brings together scientific knowledge on this topic from East, West, and Southern Africa and describes the relationships between forests, woodlands, people and their livelihoods. Dry forest is defined as vegetation dominated by woody plants, primarily trees, the canopy of which covers more than 10 per cent of the ground surface, occurring in climates with a dry season of three months or more. This broad definition - wider than those used by many authors - incorporates vegetation types commonly termed woodland, shrubland, thicket, savanna, wooded grassland, as well as dry forest in its strict sense. The book provides a comparative analysis of management experiences from the different geographic regions, emphasizing the need to balance the utilization of dry forests and woodland products between current and future human needs. Further, the book explores the techniques and strategies that can be deployed to improve the management of African dry forests and woodlands for the benefit of all, but more importantly, the communities that live off these vegetation formations. Thus, the book lays a foundation for improving the management of dry forests and woodlands for the wide range of products and services they provide.

Sober Curious

Sober Curious
Author: Ruby Warrington
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062869050
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Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long work day, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it’s hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel… terrible. How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical take down of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook—essential reading that empowers readers to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

Whiskey When We re Dry

Whiskey When We re Dry
Author: John Larison
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780735220461
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named a Best Book by Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, Goodreads, Southern Living, Outside Magazine, Oprah.com, HelloGiggles, Parade, Fodor’s Travel, Sioux City Journal, Read it Forward, Medium.com, and NPR’s All Things Considered. "A thunderclap of originality, here is a fresh voice and fresh take on one of the oldest stories we tell about ourselves as Americans and Westerners. It's riveting in all the right ways -- a damn good read that stayed with me long after closing the covers." - Timothy Egan, New York Times bestselling author of The Worst Hard Time From a blazing new voice in fiction, a gritty and lyrical American epic about a young woman who disguises herself as a boy and heads west In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive. Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right. Told in Jess's wholly original and unforgettable voice, Whiskey When We're Dry is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself--and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history.

Dry Run

Dry Run
Author: Jerry Yudelson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781550924459
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: New Society Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the rivers run dry--water solutions for a thirsty planet. In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban, and environmental reasons stirring up oceans of controversy, there is a growing thirst for innovative approaches to reducing our water footprint. Dry Run shows the best ways to manage scarce water resources and handle upcoming urban water crises. Featuring original interviews with more than twenty-five water researchers and industry experts, this book explains water issues and proposes solutions for homes, buildings, facilities, and schools. Examining the vital linkages between water, energy use, urban development, and climate change, Dry Run demonstrates best practices for achieving “net zero” water use in the built environment, including: Water conservation strategies for buildings, factories, cities, and Rainwater harvesting Graywater reuse and water reclamation systems Water efficiency retrofits On-site sewage treatment New water reuse and supply technologies Ideal for concerned citizens, building managers, homeowners, architects, engineers, developers, and public officials faced with charting a course in a more arid future, Dry Run overflows with practical solutions. Jerry Yudelson , PE, LEED AP, leads the Yudelson Associates consultancy and is a leading authority on green building, clean water, and sustainable development. He is the author of eleven books, including Choosing Green and Green Building A to Z .

The Learning Challenge Dry Erase Poster

The Learning Challenge Dry Erase Poster
Author: James Nottingham
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1544305788
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Release: 2017-07-13
Editor: Corwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dimensions: 24" x 36" This large dry-erase poster provides teachers with an easy way to help document students' journey through the Learning Challenge. Based on the book, The Learning Challenge by James Nottingham, this poster features: - The four stages of The Learning Challenge: Concept, Cognitive Conflict, Construct, and Consider - Prompts throughout the Learning Challenge to encourage deep thinking - Large size allows the poster to be seen from the back of the classroom Posters are mailed in a large tube.

Rethinking Dry Eye Treatment

Rethinking Dry Eye Treatment
Author: Dr. Travis Zigler,Dr. Jenna Zigler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781949950526
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Release: 2019-05-01
Editor: Dr. Travis Zigler and Dr. Jenna Zigler
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dry Eye Disease can affect your quality of life in many ways. This book will teach you how to get your life back! Stop hopping from one treatment to the next, and find out how to naturally treat your dry eye without medications. The Drs. Zigler will take you on a journey to understand the process behind Dry Eye Disease, so that you can conquer yours. This book will cover potential causes of dry eye, treatments you can try at home, and natural remedies. It will challenge you to think about all diseases in a different way and rethink how they are treated. This is Version 2...Now with NEW and IMPROVED content!

Dry Ports A Global Perspective

Dry Ports     A Global Perspective
Author: Rickard Bergqvist
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781317147671
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Release: 2016-04-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape. As a result, the relevance of port hinterland transport has become more important, with a consequent need for the high utilisation of transport resources and infrastructure through the consolidation of cargo flows and for seaports to extend their influence within their hinterlands to increase their competitiveness. The development worldwide of inland ports, terminals and dryports in their various forms, together with associated new functions and strategies, address these challenges in diverse ways to realise the potential benefits that come from the successful implementation of inland ports that connect seamlessly into transportation systems. This book comprises case studies and state-of-the-art examples of dryports in different parts of the world that have varying economic, social, institutional and environmental realities and which exhibit the complexity of, and diverse approaches to, this recent logistics phenomenon.

Epidemics

Epidemics
Author: Sarah Dry,Melissa Leach
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781136532214
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Release: 2010-09-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for local, national and international bodies. All too often, responses can become restricted by implicit assumptions about who or what is to blame that may not capture the dynamics and uncertainties at play in the multi-scale interactions of people, animals and microbes. As a result, policies intended to forestall epidemics may fail, and may even further threaten health, livelihoods and human rights. The book takes a unique approach by focusing on how different policy-makers, scientists, and local populations construct alternative narratives-accounts of the causes and appropriate responses to outbreaks- about epidemics at the global, national and local level. The contrast between emergency-oriented, top-down responses to what are perceived as potentially global outbreaks and longer-term approaches to diseases, such as AIDS, which may now be considered endemic, is highlighted. Case studies-on avian influenza, SARS, obesity, H1N1 influenza, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and haemorrhagic fevers-cover a broad historical, geographical and biological range. As this book explores, it is often the most vulnerable members of a population-the poor, the social excluded and the already ill-who are likely to suffer most from epidemic diseases. At the same time, they may be less likely to benefit from responses that may be designed from a global perspective that neglects social, ecological and political conditions on the ground. This book aims to bring the focus back to these marginal populations to reveal the often unintended consequences of current policy responses to epidemics. Important implications emerge - for how epidemics are thought about and represented; for how surveillance and response is designed; and for whose knowledge and perspectives should be included. Published in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1429902523
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

High and Dry

High and Dry
Author: Eric Walters
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781459823129
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dylan lives on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his parents, but when they have to go to the mainland, his grandfather weathers a storm to come spend time with him. Grandpa’s brought Dylan a number of gifts, and one comes in handy the next day while they are exploring the coast. In fact, this gift leads the duo to a dangerous discovery: a young orca got stuck on the rocks during the storm. Racing against the sun and the heat, Dylan and Grandpa need to work together to figure out how to save the calf while his pod circles nearby.