The Life Inside

The Life Inside
Author: Andy West
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1529031982

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The Life Inside

The Life Inside
Author: Andy West
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-01-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781761260179

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Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He has conversations with prisoners about their lives, discusses their ideas and feelings, and offers new ways to think about their situation. These questions about how to live are ones we all share, but the extraordinary setting makes them more urgent. Can bad behaviour ever be justified? Do we have the right to forgive ourselves, whether we’ve committed a crime or offended a friend? Can a prisoner be free? Are they any less free than those of us with a mortgage to pay or a school-run to do? As his students discuss these knotty problems, West struggles with his own inherited guilt: his father, uncle and brother all spent serious time in jail. Was it inevitable that one day he would have to spend time inside too? Moving, sympathetic, wise and frequently funny, The Life Inside is an elegantly written and unforgettable book. Through its blend of memoir, storytelling and gentle philosophical questioning, readers will gain a new insight into our justice system and, more importantly, into themselves.

The Life Inside

The Life Inside
Author: Andy West
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781529031997

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'An authentic, fascinating and deeply moving story about the different ways people search for freedom.' TERRY WAITE 'Andy West’s tense and intimate book is an education - a completely unsentimental and, for that reason, a compassionate and moving one.' GEOFF DYER Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He has conversations with people inside about their lives, discusses their ideas and feelings and listens as the men and women he works with explore new ways to think about their situation. Could we ever be good if we never felt shame? What makes a person worthy of forgiveness? Could someone in prison ever be more free than someone outside? These questions about how to live are ones we all need to ask, but in this setting they are even more urgent. When Andy steps into jail, he also confronts his inherited guilt: his father, uncle and brother all spent time in prison. He has built a different life for himself, but he still fears that their fate will be his. As he discusses questions of truth, identity and hope with his students, he searches for his own form of freedom. Moving, sympathetic, wise and frequently funny, The Life Inside is an elegantly written and unforgettable book. Through its blend of memoir, storytelling and gentle philosophical questioning, readers will gain a new insight into our justice system, our prisons and the plurality of lives found inside.

Life Inside

Life Inside
Author: Mindy Lewis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2003-11-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780743411509

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A first-person narrative of life in a mental institution during the 1960s begins in adolescence, when the author was confined in a psychiatric hospital, and then moves to the outside world, where victories are hard won and healing is elusive. Reprint.

A Life Inside

A Life Inside
Author: Erwin James
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: PSU:000053607003

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Nineteen years ago, while still in his twenties, Erwin James was sentenced to life imprisonment. Over the past three years, he has written about prison life for the Guardian. This book brings together these pieces. In A Life Inside, James writes about learning the who, what, why and when of the prison world. He describes the struggle to keep sane; the dynamics of paranoia and solidarity between men forced into years of co-existence; and the commitment that it takes to prepare for life outside. Along the way, James introduces us to other prisoners. There is Rinty, the big Dundonian and enthusiastic fan of Antiques Roadshow; Cody, the elderly former sergeant who still protests his innocence after twenty-four years; and Felix the Gambler - serial schemer and sometime Buddhist. It is through their stories, told with humour and warmth, the James reveals the reality of prison life.

Life Inside My Mind

Life Inside My Mind
Author: Jessica Burkhart,Maureen Johnson,Robison Wells,Lauren Oliver,Jennifer L. Armentrout,Amy Reed,Aprilynne Pike,Rachel M. Wilson,Dan Wells,Amber Benson,E. Kristin Anderson,Sarah Fine,Kelly Fiore-Stultz,Ellen Hopkins,Scott Neumyer,Crissa-Jean Chappell,Francesca Lia Block,Tara Kelly,Kimberly McCreight,Megan Kelley Hall,Hannah Moskowitz,Karen Mahoney,Tom Pollock,Cyn Balog,Melissa Marr,Wendy Toliver,Cindy L. Rodriguez,Candace Ganger,Sara Zarr,Cynthia Hand,Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Simon Pulse
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-09
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781481494656

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“Who better to raise teens’ awareness of mental illness and health than the YA authors they admire?” —Booklist (starred review) “[A] much-needed, enlightening book.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental health in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD. Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough,” “not good looking enough,” “not thin enough,” or “not smart enough”? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is “just so” on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day? You’re not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It’s easier to have a broken bone—something tangible that can be “fixed”—than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health. Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing a home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation.

Life on the Inside

Life on the Inside
Author: John B. Williams
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-11-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781525585371

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This book is about John Williams’s life,and how he faced the many challenges and obstacles throughout his life. Sometimes the choices he made thought out his life, were not always in his best interest, as he would usually find himself in a place where he really didn’t want to be. We are all the sum total of our life experiences. John Williams shares his unique life beginning with his tumultuous and often risky youth, military service, and a union leader culminating in his lengthy career as a Corrections Officer. His story is mesmerizing as it is timely. We all reflect on what makes one good or bad as we reach our senior years. John Williams knows that only quirks of fate, good luck and for the grace of God that he didn’t wind up on the wrong side of the bars. John Williams story is authentic and well worth the read.

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist
Author: Greg Sestero,Tom Bissell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781476730400

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Presents a humorous ode to cinematic hubris, discussing the story of the mysteriously wealthy misfit, Tommy Wiseau, the producer, director, and star of the "The Room," which later became an international cult film despite making no money at the box office.

Life Inside the Bubble

Life Inside the Bubble
Author: Dan Bongino
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2021-01-12
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781642939644

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Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds? How does the Washington DC “Bubble”—a haze of lobbyists, cronyists, staff, acolytes, consultants, and bureaucrats—surrounding the President distort his view of the world? Take the journey with Dan Bongino from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Follow his experiences inside the Washington DC “Bubble” and uncover why a government that includes the incredibly dedicated people he encountered while within it continues to make tragic mistakes. Learn how… • Bureaucratic laziness allows the NSA collection scandal to continue • The Department of Justice’s unwillingness to take on the tough cases allowed “Fast & Furious” to arm criminals • The Obama administration allowed US citizens to die in Benghazi in the worst dereliction of responsibility over security ever • The “Politics of Protection” leads to dangerous policies that weaken our country and cost American lives “A rare peak inside the DC ‘Bubble’ which should be a wake-up call to every American.” —Sean Hannity

Life Inside the Thin Cage

Life Inside the Thin Cage
Author: Constance Rhodes
Publsiher: Shaw Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-08-04
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780307553041

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Frustrated by the often unrealistic standards of beauty presented by today’s media, many women have become trapped in a never-ending pattern of chronic dieting. Daily they endure destructive self-talk such as “I can’t eat that or I’ll get fat” or “If I could just lose a few more pounds everything would be better.” Chronic dieters may be any shape or size but they have one thing in common: They are often left to suffer alone with an undiagnosed “sub-clinical” eating disorder. Such sub-clinical disorders include eating habits that are unusual, even unhealthy, but do not fit the technical classifications of anorexia or bulimia. Addressing the many dimension of “chronic dieting,” Life Inside the “Thin” Cage offers a wake-up call and practical steps to those who need healing. Readers will find personal stories, insights into their secret patterns and habits, reassurance that they are not alone, checklists, self-tests, and, best of all, a new road to emotional, physical, mental and spiritual freedom.

LIFE Inside the Disney Parks

LIFE Inside the Disney Parks
Author: Life Magazine Editors
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-03-30
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781547841875

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Walt Disney spent his life dreaming impossible dreams, and achieved the most impossible dream of all - the amusement park to end all amusement parks: Disneyland!

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach
Author: Kathy Passero,Beth Efran
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-06-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781439103821

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Welcome to Paradise. Otherwise known as Laguna Beach. You've seen the backstabbing, betrayal, and small-town gossip set against the wealthy beachside paradise that is Laguna Beach, California. You've seen hook-ups, break-ups, screw-ups and make-ups -- and all just during two years of school. Now find out what life was like for the stars of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County before the hit MTV series. Think you know Kristin, Talan, Stephen, Taylor, LC, and their friends? Think again. You'll find out: • How and when Stephen and LC hooked up and the "drama" that followed • How Stephen and Kristin started dating • Why Trey got interested in activism and politics • How Lo learns that it's better to go to a party in Laguna Beach than to give one • Talan's life as a pre-teen football star • Taylor and Alex M.'s early fights over boys • What their lives were like growing up • What they all thought of each other when they first met, how their friendships formed, and more Packed with tons of exclusive material from embarrassing baby photos to first-kiss stories, here is everything you ever wanted to know about Laguna Beach's teen royalty.

Prison Inc

Prison  Inc
Author: K.C. Carceral,Thomas J. Bernard
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2006
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780814799550

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In 1888, Leo Tolstoy mysteriously declared that sexual intercourse should no longer exist. Years later he would admit to being "horrified" by this pronouncement, but still remained an ardent believer in sexual abstinence. Frequenter of brothels in his youth, father of thirteen children by his wife and at least two children by peasant women before he was married, Tolstoy now had the audacity to suggest that people should stop having sex. How can such a repudiation be explained? Beginning with Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata-his first written "declaration of war on human sexuality"--Tolstoy on the Couch takes us on a sweeping psychoanalytic tour of Tolstoy's diaries and other private materials, revealing that behind his campaign for celibacy lay a painful and complicated drama of early childhood. Rooting Tolstoy's polarized feelings about women and sexuality in his uncontrollable rage toward the mother who died when he was a toddler, Rancour-Laferriere offers profound psychobiographic insights into Tolstoy's lifelong animosity toward women--and into the women he loved to hate.

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer
Author: Ray Monk
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780385722049

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Explores the complex intellectual life of the innovator of the atomic bomb, providing coverage of such topics as his sympathy toward Communism, his lead over the Manhattan Project, and his Jewish faith.

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life
Author: Lynette Rice
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-21
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781472290342

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The first inside story of one of TV's most popular and beloved dramas, Grey's Anatomy. 'I'm a Black woman casting my own show. I wanted their world to look like the world that I live in. I don't think about it in those terms [diversity], and I militantly think I don't have to.' Shonda Rhimes 'Multiple generations have discovered Derek through Netflix. They are passionate around the world. It's humbling.' Patrick Dempsey More than 15 years after its premiere, Grey's Anatomy remains one of the most beloved dramas on television in the US and the UK. It continues to win its time slot and has ranked in the Top 20 most watched shows in primetime for most of its 17-season run. It currently averages more than 9 million viewers each week. Now it's time to hear from the people who made the show happen. A cultural touchstone, it introduced the unique voice and vision of Shonda Rhimes, it made Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh and T.R. Knight household names, and injected words and phrases into the cultural lexicon like 'McDreamy,' and 'you're my person.' And the behind-the-scenes drama has always been just as juicy as what was happening in front of the camera, from the high-profile firing of Isaiah Washington to Katherine Heigl's fall from grace and Patrick Dempsey's shocking death episode. The show continued to haemorrhage key players, but the beloved hospital series never skipped a beat. Lynette Rice's How to Save A Life takes a deep dive into the show's humble start, while offering exclusive intel on the behind-the-scenes culture, the most heartbreaking departures and the more polarizing plotlines. It's the perfect gift for all Grey's Anatomy stans out there. 'It's incredible how this show just keeps resonating with the young generation. It's really touching.' Ellen Pompeo 'As much of my life as I feel like I [gave that] character, she has saved me and helped me grow into the artist that I am. . . . If [Shonda] didn't ask me to come back for the series finale, I would hurt her.' Sandra Oh