The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781440697661
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Release: 2009-02-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Lost in the Cosmos

Lost in the Cosmos
Author: Walker Percy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781453216347
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Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke . . . to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Filled with quizzes, essays, short stories, and diagrams, Lost in the Cosmos is National Book Award–winning author Walker Percy’s humorous take on a familiar genre—as well as an invitation to serious contemplation of life’s biggest questions. One part parody and two parts philosophy, Lost in the Cosmos is an enlightening guide to the dilemmas of human existence, and an unrivaled spin on self-help manuals by one of modern America’s greatest literary masters.

From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help

From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help
Author: C. Garcia,V. Young,C. Pimentel
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781137446268
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Release: 2014-08-13
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

Help for the Helper The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Help for the Helper  The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Author: Babette Rothschild
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780393712704
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Release: 2006-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being. Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

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.

The Self Help Compulsion

The Self Help Compulsion
Author: Beth Blum
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780231551083
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Samuel Beckett as a guru for business executives? James Joyce as a guide to living a good life? The notion of notoriously experimental authors sharing a shelf with self-help books might seem far-fetched, yet a hidden history of rivalry, influence, and imitation links these two worlds. In The Self-Help Compulsion, Beth Blum reveals the profound entanglement of modern literature and commercial advice from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Blum explores popular reading practices in which people turn to literature in search of practical advice alongside modern writers’ rebukes of such instrumental purposes. As literary authors positioned themselves in opposition to people like Samuel Smiles and Dale Carnegie, readers turned to self-help for the promises of mobility, agency, and practical use that serious literature was reluctant to supply. Blum unearths a series of unlikely cases of the love-hate relationship between serious fiction and commercial advice, from Gustave Flaubert’s mockery of early DIY culture to Dear Abby’s cutting diagnoses of Nathanael West and from Virginia Woolf’s ambivalent polemics against self-improvement to the ways that contemporary global authors such as Mohsin Hamid and Tash Aw explicitly draw on the self-help genre. She also traces the self-help industry’s tendency to popularize, quote, and adapt literary wisdom and considers what it might have to teach today’s university. Offering a new history of self-help’s origins, appeal, and cultural and literary import around the world, this book reveals that self-help’s most valuable secrets are not about getting rich or winning friends but about how and why people read.

You Mean I m Not Lazy Stupid or Crazy

You Mean I m Not Lazy  Stupid or Crazy
Author: Kate Kelly,Peggy Ramundo
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780743288941
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Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An updated edition of the classic self-help book for people with Attention Deficit Disorder! With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference—the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD—focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: -The new medications and their effectiveness -The effects of ADD on human sexuality -The differences between male and female ADD—including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function -The power of meditation -How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: -Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses -Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships—including how to decrease discord and chaos -Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory -Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

Helping Yourself Help Others

Helping Yourself Help Others
Author: Rosalynn Carter,Susan Golant
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781610393539
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The former First Lady's warmly personal account of caregiving is also a reassuring guidebook offering practical solutions"--

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS   INFLUENCE PEOPLE
Author: Dale Carnegie
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9788027222650
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Release: 2017-10-16
Editor: Musaicum Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is one of the first bestseller self-help books. Its intention is to enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers. Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You: Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily. Increase your popularity. Help you to win people to your way of thinking. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done. Enable you to win new clients, new customers. Increase your earning power. Make you a better salesman, a better executive. Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts. Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates. Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today.

Still Animated Or Nonillustrated On line Help with Written Or Spoken Instructions for Performance of Computer based Procedures

Still  Animated  Or Nonillustrated On line Help with Written Or Spoken Instructions for Performance of Computer based Procedures
Author: Susan Marie Harrison
Pages: 524
ISBN: MINN:31951D010710593
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus
Author: Eldré W. Beukes,Gerhard Andersson,Vinaya Manchaiah,Viktor Kaldo
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781635503036
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Release: 2020-10-28
Editor: Plural Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For many individuals afflicted with tinnitus, the condition causes substantial distress. While there is no known cure for tinnitus, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can offer an effective strategy for managing the symptoms and side effects of chronic tinnitus. Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy for Tinnitus is the first book to provide comprehensive CBT counseling materials specifically developed for the management of tinnitus. This valuable professional book has two primary purposes: to provide clinical guidelines for audiologists who are offering CBT-based counseling for tinnitus and to provide self-help materials for individuals with tinnitus. In addition, these materials may be of interest to researchers developing evidence-based therapies for tinnitus. The book is structured into three sections. Section A provides background information about the theoretical aspects of CBT and some practical tips on how to use this book. Section B provides the CBT counseling, or self-help materials, which can be used by both audiologists and those with tinnitus. Finally, Section C provides some supplementary materials for clinicians that can aid monitoring and engagement of individuals experiencing tinnitus during the course of intervention. Key Features: * The CBT materials contained in this text have been tested in numerous clinical trials across the globe (Australia, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States) both as self-help book chapters and self-help materials delivered via the Internet. * The counseling materials are presented at minimum reading grade level (U.S. 6th grade level) to maximize reader engagement. * The authors of this book have extensive experience in the management of tinnitus, offering useful insights for clinicians and those with tinnitus. * Includes expert advice videos for each chapter to facilitate its adoption to clinical practice.

Help Yourself

Help Yourself
Author: Dave Pelzer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101174142
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Release: 2001-09-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As nearly four million readers have learned from his three previous books, Dave Pelzer doesn't believe in feeling sorry for himself. Abused mercilessly by his mother as a child, Dave has taken everything that happened to him and turned it into something positive so that he can help others. Now happily married and with a child of his own, he celebrates the twin pillars of strength that saw him through his darkest hours: resilience and gratitude. And he shows how anyone can tap into these virtues to live a better and more fulfilling life. In Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer explains how to move beyond a painful history, harmful negative thoughts, and innumerable setbacks by urging readers to take control and be accountable for their lives. Filled with his own history, as well as the personal struggles of others who have learned how to turn adversity into triumph, Help Yourself is a rousing call to readers who want real answers to real problems. Never before in paperback, it will undoubtedly join Pelzer's previous paperbacks on bestseller lists for years to come.

How Can I Help

How Can I Help
Author: David Goldbloom,Pier Bryden, M.D.,Pier Bryden M. D.
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781476706795
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Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A wise and compassionate book for those who suffer from mental illness and those who care for them."--Page 4 de la couverture.

Book Club Reboot

Book Club Reboot
Author: Sarah Ostman,Stephanie Saba
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780838918869
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Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: American Library Association
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is your book club feeling stale or uninspired? Has attendance dropped, or are you struggling to keep your patrons engaged? What you need is a reboot. This resource published in cooperation with ALA's Public Programs Office profiles dozens of successful book clubs across the country.

How Many Miles to Babylon

How Many Miles to Babylon
Author: Jennifer Johnston
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780141909431
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Release: 1989-02-23
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a child Alec, heir to the big house and only son of a bitter marriage, formed a close friendship with Jerry, a village boy who shared his passion for horses. In 1914 both enlisted in the British Army – Alec goaded by his beautiful, cold mother to fight for King and Country, Jerry to learn his trade for the Irish Nationalist cause. But amid the mud of Flanders, their relationship is tested by an ordeal beyond the horror of the battlefield...

Cultural Competence Now

Cultural Competence Now
Author: Vernita Mayfield
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781416628910
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book's strategies and tools help school leaders explore urgent and uncomfortable issues of race, bias, and privilege with their teachers throughout the school year.

VM CMS Handbook for Programmers Users and Managers

VM CMS Handbook for Programmers  Users  and Managers
Author: Howard Fosdick
Pages: 404
ISBN: UOM:39015013838332
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Release: 1987
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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I Can Help

I Can Help
Author: David Costello
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780374335267
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Release: 2010-02-16
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a duck gets lost and a monkey helps him find his way, it starts a chain reaction in which all the young animals help each other solve their problems. By the author of Here They Come!

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Men to Avoid in Art and Life
Author: Nicole Tersigni
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781797203287
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Men to Avoid in Art and Life pairs classical fine art with modern captions that epitomize the spirit of mansplaining. This hilarious book perfectly captures those relatable moments when a man explains to a woman a subject about which he knows considerably less than she does. Situations include men sharing keen insight on the female anatomy, an eloquent defense of catcalling, or offering sage advice about horseback riding to the woman who owns the horse. • These less qualified men of antiquity dish out mediocrity as if it's pure genius • For the women who have endured overbearing men over the centuries • Written with hilariously painful accuracy "Now, when you're riding a horse, you need to make sure to keep a good grip on the reins." "These are my horses." Through cringe-induced empathy, this timeless gift book of shared experiences unites women across history in one of the most powerful forms of resistance: laughter. • Started as a Twitter thread and quickly gained widespread popularity. • Makes a perfect book for women and feminists with a wry sense of humor, millennials, anyone who loves memes and Internet humor, as well as history and art buffs. • You'll love this book if you love books like Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit, Milk and Vine: Inspirational Quotes from Classic Vines by Emily Beck, and Awards For Good Boys: Tales Of Dating, Double Standards, And Doom by Shelby Lorman.

Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go

Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go
Author: Beverly Kaye,Julie Winkle Giulioni
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9781609946326
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Release: 2012
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Career development is a responsibility that managers know they should do and frequently even want to do. Despite that, it's always getting back-burnered. There are lots of reasons. But the #1 reason managers give is that they don't have time. Don't have time for the meetings. The forms. The moving people around like chess pieces. But news flash: employees will leave if they aren't developed. In this book Beverly Kaye and Julie Guilioni invite managers to re-frame career development in such a way that responsibility rests squarely with the employee and their role is more about prompting, guiding, reflecting, exploring ideas, activating enthusiasm, and driving action rather than actually doing all the work. This happens through the simple act of conversation. And career development conversations can be easily integrated into the normal course of business, not separated out as a special task. Kaye and Giulioni identify three types of career development conversations and provide questions, templates, tips and tactics for having them. Managers can stop worrying, avoiding, delaying or taking on too much responsibility for their employees' career... and just start talking.