No Happy Endings
Hardcover ISBN: 0062792407
The author of It's Okay to Laugh and host of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast shares meditative reflections on a catastrophic year marked by the losses of her husband, father and unborn second child. 100,000 first printing.
The Beautiful Struggle
Paperback ISBN: 0385527462
An evocative memoir of family and growing up in the tough, violent world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his steadfast, if sometimes eccentric, campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the seductive temptations of the streets. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Paperback ISBN: 0547203888
The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point-of-view, describing how a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist became addicted to the dangerous drug, its impact on his family, the attempts at rehab, and the journey past addiction. Reprint.
Let Love Have the Last Word
Hardcover ISBN: 1501133152
Common—the Grammy Award-, Academy Award-, and Golden Globe-winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words. Love is everything—it’s the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and what your life is like. But where does it all start? Common explores six concepts of love to examine the ways people live and interact with one another. Touching on religion, self-esteem, children, partners, family, and community, How We Love Is How We Live is more than an inspirational memoir or relationship guide; it dives into the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to give and, most importantly, receive it. Common shares his own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of the world and all it has to offer. How We Love Is How We Live is a call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.
Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages
Paperback ISBN: 0062966812
From bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies, authors of the classic “Medieval Life” series, comes this compelling, lucid, and highly readable account of the family unit as it evolved throughout the Medieval period—reissued for the first time in decades. “Some particular books that I found useful for Game of Thrones and its sequels deserve mention. Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City, both by Joseph and Frances Gies.” —George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones Throughout history, the significance of the family—the basic social unit—has been vital. In Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages, acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies trace the development of marriage and the family from the medieval era to early modern times. It describes how the Roman and barbarian cultural streams merged under the influence of the Christian church to forge new concepts, customs, laws, and practices. Century by century, the Gies follow the development—sometimes gradual, at other times revolutionary—of significant components in the history of the family including: - The basic functions of the family as a production unit, as well as its religious, social, judicial, and educational roles. - The shift of marriage from private arrangement between families to public ceremony between individuals, and the adjustments in dowry, bride-price, and counter-dowry. - The development of consanguinity rules and incest taboos in church law and lay custom. - The peasant family in its varying condition of being free or unfree, poor, middling, or rich. - The aristocratic estate, the problem of the younger son, and the disinheritance of daughters. - The Black Death and its long-term effects on the family. - Sex attitudes and customs: the effects of variations in age of men and women at marriage. - The changing physical environment of noble, peasant, and urban families. - Arrangements by families for old age and retirement. Expertly researched, master historians Frances and Joseph Gies—whose books were used by George R.R. Martin in his research for Game of Thrones—paint a compelling, detailed portrait of family life and social customs in one of the most riveting eras in history.
Adventures in Grandparenting
Hardcover ISBN: 0812996100
"Before mommy blogs were even invented, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of motherhood in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's taking the next step and going full Nana in the pages of this lively and moving book abouther grandchildren, her children, and her new and remarkable role"--
Making a Life of One's Own
Paperback ISBN: 0385347154
A celebration of the pleasures and possibilities of unmarried womanhood discusses the examples of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton, and Ganna Walska while charting the slowly changing societal attitudes toward women and marriage.
The Transformation of an American Family
Paperback ISBN: 0812995430
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for The Washington Post When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed
Fun Days Out With Children from Tots to Teens
Paperback ISBN: 0711238634
Family London is an essential insider's guide to the very best things to do with tots, teens and everything in between. Once upon a time entertaining children in the capital meant a world of windowless soft play hellscapes, musty museums and extortionate tourist traps. Not any more. London's wider cultural renaissance has paved the way for unique affordable experiences with the power to stimulate all ages. Ranging from bucket list big days out and under-the-radar attractions to spectacular kid-friendly cafés and awesome outdoor spaces, the book helps you enjoy and explore London no matter who you have to entertain.
And In Health
A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 161180017x
This book offers engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life change that a cancer diagnosis brings. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked with couples facing cancer, and on his own experiences of being both the patient (having and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma in his twenties) and the supporter/advocate (when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer) to weave together insights on facing cancer while maintaining a strong relationship. And in Health gives advice in short lessons on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer—from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment. Topics include: • How to forge yourselves into a powerful team and evade common conflict • Dealing with physicians and getting the best care possible, along with tips for navigating the medical world • Strategies for coping with the emotions that can interfere with your relationship—anger, mood swings, spouse fears, and depression • Distinguishing between supportive and draining people in your lives, and learning to invite and accept help • Opening to new types of intimacy and making peace with dependence