Living With Crohn S Disease A Story Of Survival Autobiography By Paul Davies

Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467008966
Size: 17.61 MB
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My name is Paul, and I’ve suffered with Crohn’s Disease for thirty years. This is my story of how I’ve survived. It includes the agony I went through for eighteen months before being diagnosed with CD, what drove me over the edge to try and take my own life one cold and bleak December night, and why smoking cannabis helped relieve my symptoms but soon turned into a serious drug addiction and a different lifestyle that wasn’t me. I’ve learnt how to deal with the emotional side a lot better now, and whether you are a patient or a friend of a patient, please remember to stay positive. You will have bad days, but when the good days do come, live and enjoy them to the full. This is what keeps me going.

Autobiography Of A Little Jamaican Boy Survival Of A Delicate Orchid Among Thorny Weeds

Author: Kenneth G. Blake
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781682891711
Size: 11.82 MB
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The story is about a premature child, who survived a primitive and hostile post slavery environment- and grew up in poverty with a single unemployed parent and four siblings. The prose, syntax and narrative of the book is uniquely island and it is colored with British and American cultural experiences. That is why the author has included personal details which have significantly influenced his life-and taught him lessons such as, how to grow and bloom in the [concrete] jungle of thorns: Irritating and choking circumstances! The book introduces the reader to historical accounts of the Author's country of origin: Jamaica West Indies. Then the book elaborates on the island's period of enslavement, bloody struggle for freedom, and subsequent birth of the nation. The reason some history and culture is included is to establish a background for the life story of the little Jamaican boy. His roller coaster life has exposed the boy (now man’s) strengths and weaknesses. Just when it seemed that he is on top, he then slides down a steep slope! And, up again! This has been the story of how his life has been. What should the reader take away from how the writer has lived his life? This Autobiography, tells the life story of a premature baby who had survived in rural Jamaica without available intensive postnatal care facilities. How? He was carried about, fastened to a pillow, with a caring and professional rural family doctor, and a loving young mother. The delicate little baby, like a beautiful orchid, grew up, and in time faced life's struggles. He struggled at play, school, work as an immigrant and as a soldier in the British Army, and especially in marriages. He has had many successes and as many failures. He has given honest accounts of his mistakes, remedial actions and recovery. The book is written to help those who face difficulties and are not able to think positively, or able to view problems as opportunities. It was written to show versatility, strength, determination, adaptability, and faith in the Almighty. These are the qualities that have allowed the writer to be happy and content. Blake hopes the reader takes all these qualities away from the reading.

Autopsy Anatomy Of Survival

Author: Jr Goodson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440111983
Size: 16.61 MB
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"Autopsy, Anatomy of Survival is an analysis of my own struggles as a skinny, scared kid born prior to The Great Depression of the 1930s and my experiences surviving the Depression, WWII, college, and post-war periods."

Adhd

Author: Richard C. Kuendig
Publisher: Richard Kuendig, Dr.
ISBN: 0954172329
Size: 20.83 MB
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Everyone has heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, but most do not know very much about what it is really like to suffer from the debilitating, destructive condition. Conflictive reports in the media and even from healthcare practitioners leave parents of ADHD children and ADHD individuals confused, afraid and unsure of what to do. In this unique book, Dr. Kuendig takes the reader on a journey through the life of an individual with ADHD- himself- and shares his understanding of the peaks and valleys of the disorder both from the viewpoint of a clinical psychologist and an afflicted person. Before parents and caregivers assume that living with ADHD is not really all that difficult, they should make reading this book their number one priority!

The Gift Of Stories Practical And Spiritual Applications Of Autobiography Life Stories And Personal Mythmaking

Author: Robert Atkinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313390340
Size: 14.55 MB
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The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential of sharing our stories. It provides specific, practical, instructional details for telling our own stories and gives the necessary guidelines for assisting others in telling their life stories. Its basic framework enables individuals with little experience to begin writing about the really important aspects of their lives and understanding how and why the universal elements of the stories we tell contribute to our continuing growth.

The Fiction Of Autobiography

Author: Micaela Maftei
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781623561819
Size: 15.89 MB
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Writing autobiography is a complicated, often fraught activity for both writer and reader. We can find many recent examples of the way such writing calls into question the author's truthfulness or their authority to present as definitive their 'version' of a particular event or portion of their lives. Drawing upon a wide range of late twentieth and early twenty-first-century autobiographical writing, The Fiction of Autobiography examines key aspects of autobiography from the interrelated perspectives of author, reader, critic and scholar, to reconsider how we view this form of writing, and its relationship to the way we understand and construct identity. Maftei considers recent cases and texts such as Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking and Frey's A Million Little Pieces alongside older texts such as Proust's In Search of Lost Time¸ Nabokov's Speak, Memory and Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. In part, this is to emphasise that key issues reappear and arise over decades and centuries, and that texts distanced by time can speak to each other thoughtfully and poignantly.

Gay American Autobiography

Author: David Bergman
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299230449
Size: 10.27 MB
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In the first anthology to survey the full range of gay men's autobiographical writing from Walt Whitman to the present, Gay American Autobiography draws excerpts from letters, journals, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies to provide examples of the best life writing over the last century and a half. Volume editor David Bergman guides the reader chronologically through selected writings that give voice to every generation of gay writers since the nineteenth century, including a diverse array of American men of African, European, Jewish, Asian, and Latino heritage. Documenting a range of life experiences that encompass tattoo artists and academics, composers and drag queens, hustlers and clerks, it contains accounts of turn-of-the-century transvestites, gay rights activists, men battling AIDS, and soldiers attempting to come out in the army. Each selection provides important insight on the wide spectrum of ways gay men have defined and lived their lives, highlighting how self-awareness changes an author's experience. The volume includes an introduction by Bergman and headnotes for each of the nearly forty entries. Bringing many out-of-print and hard-to-find works to new readers, this challenging and comprehensive anthology chronicles American gay history and life struggles over the course of the past 150 years. Finalist, Lambda Book Award for LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary Foundation