Rock Bottom

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ISBN: 1869890116
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 61
Author: Aalt van den Berg
Publisher: Hawthorn Press

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Ablutions

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ISBN: 9781770892156
Release Date: 2012-04-21
Number of pages: 176
Author: Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: House of Anansi

Download and read online Ablutions in PDF and EPUB From the author of the award-winning The Sisters Brothers comes a dark, boozy, and hilarious tale from the LA underworld. A nameless barman tends a decaying bar in Hollywood and takes notes for a book about his clientele. Initially, he is morbidly amused by watching the regulars roll in and fall into their nightly oblivion, pitying them and their loneliness. In hopes of uncovering their secrets and motives, he establishes tentative friendships with them. He also knocks back pills indiscriminately and treats himself to gallons of Jameson's. But as his tenure at the bar continues, he begins to lose himself, trapped by addiction and indecision. When his wife leaves him, he embarks on a series of squalidly random sexual encounters and a downward spiral of self-damage and irrational violence. To cleanse himself and save his soul, he attempts to escape . . .


Never Give in to Fear

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ISBN: 098600670X
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 369
Author: Marti Macgibbon
Publisher: Stay Strong Publishing

Download and read online Never Give in to Fear in PDF and EPUB Never Give in to Fear: Laughing all the way up from Rock Bottom, the enhanced edition of this darkly funny, dramatic memoir, describes an emerging stand-up comic's drug-fueled descent into the underworld, escape from human traffickers, homelessness, and ultimate redemption. With brutal honesty, humor, and clarity, the author vividly describes her experiences as she rides her downward spiral: a near-miss with a notorious serial killer, a series of tragically hilarious misadventures in the California drug world, and a terrifying account of imprisonment at the hands of Japanese organized crime. In an energetic, upbeat, and insightful style, Marti brings to life a host of quirky characters, anti-heroes, and bungling criminals. This revised and re-edited version contains three additional chapters that introduce readers to enthralling adventures, insights into stand-up comedy, resilience and recovery, and elivery an inspiring message about healing, hope, and courage to change -- Publisher's description.


The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook

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ISBN: 9781626252806
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Suzette Glasner-Edwards
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook in PDF and EPUB Is your addiction taking control of your life? This book provides an integrative, seven-step program to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all. Winner of the 4Th International Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Addiction & Recovery! If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the causes of addiction—such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control—is also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. On the long road to addiction recovery, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and reach your destination. That’s why this is the first book to combine research-proven motivational techniques, CBT, and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create your own unique recovery plan. The book can be used on its own or as an adjunct to rehab or therapy. It also makes a wonderful resource for loved ones and professionals treating addiction. If you're ready to take that important first step toward recovery, this book can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.


Duty and Dishonor

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ISBN: 0515110108
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 323
Author: Dale Dye
Publisher: Jove Publications

Download and read online Duty and Dishonor in PDF and EPUB Obsessed with the legend of Salt and Pepper--two American G.I.s, one black, one white, who reportedly defected to Russia--Staff Seargeant Wilhelm Pudarski goes against his superiors on a mission to find them. Original.


Beyond the Tears

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ISBN: 9781410724175
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Lynn C. Tolson
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online Beyond the Tears in PDF and EPUB I wrote this book because I feel that housekeeping is more than a daily chore. I believe that our attitudes and beliefs about housekeeping come from deep within and from our past. These attitudes have a surprising influence on our very existence. Like any chore, housekeeping can be streamlined and simplified, but a clean house will not bring total satisfaction into our lives. If we understand why we are the kind of housekeeper we have become, discover where we got our beliefs and why we have them, we can find freedom. A freedom that can release us from the "Black Clouds" that shadow us and sometimes even affect our happiness. I would like to share some ideas with you about housekeeping and help you learn things about yourself that you may never knew existed. This book is for all housekeepers male and female. It is for the perfectionist to the most relaxed of housekeepers. I will take you through some exercises that will reveal why you clean or do not clean the way you do. I will also take you through cleaning a house, step by step, and show you how to rid yourself of "Spring and Fall Cleaning" and the guilt that you no longer do it. You will learn what type of housekeeper you are and how to live happily with that discovery. I suggest that you read the book in its entirety, before you began cleaning. Then read and re-read as needed.


Memoirs Aren t Fairytales

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ISBN: 1532984316
Release Date: 2016-06-10
Number of pages: 302
Author: Marni Mann
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Memoirs Aren t Fairytales in PDF and EPUB "I could feel my chin falling toward my chest, my back hunching forward. My body was acting on its own, and my mind was empty, like all my memories had been erased. There was scenery behind my lids. Aqua-colored water and powdery sand that extended for miles. I was never going back to coke. I wanted more heroin. And I wanted it now." Leaving behind a nightmarish college experience, Nicole and her friend, Eric, escape their home of Bangor, Maine to start a new life in Boston. Fragile and scared, Nicole desperately seeks a new beginning to help erase her past. But there is something besides freedom waiting for her in the shadows-a drug that will make every day a nightmare. Heroin. With one taste, the love that once flowed through Nicole's veins turns into cravings. Tracks mark the passing of time, and heroin's grip gets tighter. It holds her hand through deaths and prostitution, but her addiction keeps her in the darkness. When her family tries to strike a match to help light her way, Nicole must choose between a life she can hardly remember, or a love for heroin she'll never forget. Reader Caution: A harrowing story of addiction, this novel contains graphic scenes, explicit language, and disturbing situations. Recommend for mature audiences.


The Corner

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ISBN: 9781847673183
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 628
Author: David Simon
Publisher: Canongate Books

Download and read online The Corner in PDF and EPUB A devastating portrait of the American drugs war, from the creators of THE WIRE. 'Mind-blowing . . . less a book, more a way of life.' The Times


Clean

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ISBN: 9781442413450
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Number of pages: 272
Author: Amy Reed
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Clean in PDF and EPUB A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs and alcohol by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve.


Confessions of a Street Addict

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ISBN: 0743224884
Release Date: 2003-06-06
Number of pages: 352
Author: James J. Cramer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Confessions of a Street Addict in PDF and EPUB A tour of Wall Street in the tradition of Liar's Poker also traces the life and career of the author, the co-founder of TheStreet.com and Smart Money magazine, from his Philadelphia childhood through his exploits as a financial journalist. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.


The Glass Castle

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ISBN: 9780748115563
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Glass Castle in PDF and EPUB This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.


The Bottom Billion

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ISBN: 0199740941
Release Date: 2007-05-25
Number of pages: 224
Author: Paul Collier
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Bottom Billion in PDF and EPUB In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today. "Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading." --The Economist "If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book." --Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review "Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty." --Financial Times


The Buy Side

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ISBN: 9780770437169
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Number of pages: 320
Author: Turney Duff
Publisher: Crown Business

Download and read online The Buy Side in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestseller The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street. Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please. How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible. Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naïve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways. At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L. Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths – as, by day, he solidified his reputation one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through the city’s nightclubs, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside. A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming-of-age-on-the-Street books ever written. From the Hardcover edition.


Codependency For Dummies

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ISBN: 9781118982099
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Number of pages: 360
Author: Darlene Lancer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Codependency For Dummies in PDF and EPUB Your trusted guide to value yourself and break the patterns of codependency Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the Twelve Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency. Codependence is primarily a learned behavior from our family of origin. Some cultures have it to a greater degree than others—some still see it as a normal way of living. Yet the costs of codependence can include distrust, faulty expectations, passive-aggressiveness, control, self-neglect, over-focus on others, manipulation, intimacy issues, and a slew of other harmful traits. Codependence causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans—not just women and loved ones of addicts. Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers authoritative and trusted guidance on ways to raise your self-esteem, detach and let go, set boundaries, recognize healthy vs. dysfunctional relationships, overcome guilt and resentment, and much more. Helps you break the pattern of conduct that keeps you in harmful relationships Provides trusted guidance to create healthy boundaries, coping skills, and expectations Offers advice for eliminating feelings of guilt, blame, and feeling overly responsible Explains the difference between care-giving and codependent care-taking If you're trapped in the cycle of codependency and looking for help, Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers trusted advice and a clear plan for recovery.


I Am Ozzy

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ISBN: 9780748114726
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online I Am Ozzy in PDF and EPUB Has there ever been a more extraordinary rock-star story than Ozzy Osbourne's? Born into a life so poor that the whole family slept in one room, Ozzy endured a tough upbringing. Music was his salvation and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the music scene forever. But along with the rock and roll came the inevitable sex and drugs and Ozzy fell into a long relationship with addictive substances. The stories of Ozzy's days on the road are legendary - biting the head off a live bat, losing his best friend and writing partner Randy Rhoades in a tragic plane crash - but few know of the real heartbreak he suffered during those days of excess. In the end it was love that saved him: the love of his wife Sharon and kids Kelly, Jack and Aimee. In his highly anticipated autobiography, Ozzy comes clean: in all senses.