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Why Not Say What Happened

Author : Ivana Lowell
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Beautiful, intelligent and wealthy, Ivana Lowell seemed to have it all. Part of the Guinness dynasty, her family were glamorous and well-connected. Her charismatic but spoilt grandmother Maureen had made an excellent marriage with the Lord of Dufferin and Avon and was a leader of the fashionable set in her youth. Her mother, the writer Caroline Blackwood, socialised with the most glitteringly bohemian and high-profile figures of New York and London. Caroline had intense love affairs and was married to the painter Lucian Freud and the talented composer Israel Citkowitz before finally settling down with the poet Robert Lowell.However, being born into the Guinness inheritance was not the blessing that it appeared to be. Ivana's life of glamour and high-living has been marked by tragedy and loss. Like her brilliant but troubled mother, she has been plagued by an addiction to alcohol which took root when she was still a self-conscious schoolgirl. Having survived a childhood accident which left her physically scarred and the instability of a frenetic home life, she is also faced with the discovery of a secret which threatens to undermine her entire past.This frank and witty memoir is both vibrant and sad. It is laced with anecdotes and familiar names from the 1940s to the present, but it is ultimately an account of the relationship between mother and daughter, the story of two women whose deep affection for each other withstands everything that life has to throw at them.

What s Not True

Author : Valerie Taylor
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In her second novel, Valerie Taylor—award-winning author of What’s Not Said—gives readers another romantic comedy interwoven with forbidden love, infidelity, and family. With the court date set for her divorce and the future she’d planned with a younger man presumably kaput, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to reviving her stalled marketing career. But that goal gets complicated when she unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance meeting with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Can she possibly accept them both? Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There, she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Why Not Say What Happened A Sentimental Education

Author : Morris Dickstein
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A renowned cultural critic tells his own deeply engaging story of growing up in the turbulent American culture of the postwar decades. At once a coming-of-age story, an intellectual autobiography, and vivid cultural history, Why Not Say What Happened is an eloquent, gripping account of an intellectual and emotional education from one of our leading critics. In this "acutely observed, slyly funny memoir" (Molly Haskell), Morris Dickstein evokes his boisterous and close-knit Jewish family, his years as a yeshiva student that eventually led to fierce rebellion, his teenage adventures in the Catskills and in a Zionist summer camp, and the later education that thrust him into a life-changing world of ideas and far-reaching literary traditions. Dickstein brilliantly depicts the tension between the parochial religious world of his youth and the siren call of a larger cosmopolitan culture, a rebellion that manifested itself in a yarmulka replaced by Yankees cap, a Shakespeare play concealed behind a heavy tractate of the Talmud, and classes cut on Wednesday afternoons to take in the Broadway theater. Tracing a path from the Lower East Side to Columbia University, Yale, and Cambridge, Dickstein leaves home, travels widely, and falls in love, breaking through to new experiences of intimacy and sexual awakening, only to be brought low by emotional conflicts that beset him as a graduate student—homesickness, a sense of cultural dislocation—issues that come to a head during a troubled year abroad. In Why Not Say What Happened we see Dickstein come into his own as a teacher and writer deeply engaged with poetry: the "daringly modern" Blake, the bittersweet "negotiations of time and loss" in Wordsworth, and the "shifting turns of consciousness itself" in Keats. While eloquently evoking the tumult of the sixties and a culture in flux, Why Not Say What Happened is enlivened by Dickstein's "Zelig-like presence at nearly every significant aesthetic and political turning of the second half of the American twentieth century" (Cynthia Ozick). Dickstein crafts memorable portraits of his own mentors and legendary teachers like Lionel Trilling, Peter Gay, F. R. Leavis, and Harold Bloom, who become inimitable role models. They provide him with a world-class understanding of how to read and nourish his burgeoning feeling for literature and history. In the tradition of classic memoirs by Alfred Kazin and Irving Howe, this frank and revealing story, at once keenly personal and broadly cultural, sheds light on the many different forms education can take.

What Not to Say to Someone Not Expecting

Author : Lisa A. Murray
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After 20+ years of battling infertility, Lisa decided that it was time to share what she has learned. Through the past two decades she has heard it all, tried it all and has the puncture marks and surgery scars to prove it. If you are currently on the fertility merry-go-round, this book may help you to know that there really are people out there who understand what you are going through. If you have a loved one that is currently longing for that positive pregnancy test, use this book to learn what is helpful and what is hurtful during such an extremely emotional time. Lisa’s journey may have lasted longer than some, partly because of how much she desperately longed for a child and partly because of how much she hates to fail at anything! Being a credentialed minister taught Lisa that God had a plan and purpose that she could not see and did not always understand. During this time, she also learned how to be patient. God helped her turn her desire for a child into a desire to help others going through their fertility journey. Lisa wants to help families and friends understand how to be supportive without being condescending and how to be encouraging while still remaining genuine. And, of course, what NOT to say to someone NOT expecting!

What Not to Say

Author : John C. Holbert
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In this humorous guide, John C. Holbert and Alyce M. McKenzie provide helpful and practical advice for avoiding the common mistakes that many preachers make in their sermons. Useful for preachers, students, and teachers alike, What Not to Say addresses how to use language about God, how to use stories in preaching, and what not to say (and what to say) in the beginning, middle, and end of sermons. A companion video with preaching illustrations is available online at wjkbooks.com.

What Not to Say to Hurting People

Author : Chinyere Ngozi Olujide
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This book addresses the inadequacies we all face when comforting someone during a tragedy and urges us to take a more thoughtful and realistic approach when comforting hurting people. (Christianity)

The What not or Ladies handy book

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What Not to Say to Your Wife

Author : Jason Hazeley
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'These tongue-in-cheek books [will] have you chuckling over your Christmas dinner' - Prima THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANYONE WHO IS, MIRACULOUSLY, STILL IN A RELATIONSHIP Be prepared and know exactly what not to say when... ... she's off to book group ... she's shopping for holiday clothes ... she's giving birth to your child What Not to Say to Your Wife is the first book in a brand-new series by comedy-writing duo Jason Hazeley (co-author of the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series) and comedy writer Nico Tatarowicz. This compendium of questions and comments you shouldn't say to your partner in a wide range of critical moments - at your wedding reception, as he's getting dressed for a fancy do, when you're at a family reunion - is a hilarious tonic for our times. Fully illustrated with Sarah Sumeray's dark and witty line-drawings, this book might not make your husband irritate you less, but it might just save your marriage.

Rude

Author : Nimko Ali
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This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it, almost half of the world's population has one. Was Jessica Ennis on her period they day she won Olympic Gold? What do you do when you're living on the streets and pregnant? What does it feel like to have a poo after you've given birth? We all have questions, but it's not seen as very polite to talk about our fanny; in fact it is downright rude. Rude is an important, taboo-breaking book that shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps in Calais to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko's own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.

What s Not to Love

Author : Jonathan Ames
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Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames’ problems–and the genesis of this hilarious book–can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all it can’t be easy to be sixteen with a hairless “undistinguishable from that of a five year old’s.” This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim “my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute”–an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club for Men and about meeting his son for the first time. Often insightful, sometimes tender, always witty and self-deprecating, What’s Not to Love? is an engaging memoir from one of our most funny, most daring writers.