The popular singer describes her rise to success in the world of rock music and her personal odyssey from her Kansas roots to her revelation of her homosexuality and its aftermath, which has made her an advocate for the gay and lesbian community.
"The former chief political correspondent for "The New York Times Magazine" brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics"--Publisher.
A collection of spontaneous "satsangs," or truths, spoken from Sri H. W. L. Poonja's experience of the highest and yet simplest truth: that we are pure love and consciousness, the totality of existence. Reveals thousands of ways to help us inquire into who we really are, to bring our awareness into the infinity of the moment, and surrender to the wisdom of our Truth.
A powerful exploration of love, identity, and self-worth through the eyes of a fierce, questioning Puerto Rican teen. Fifteen-year-old Verdad doesn't think she has time for love. She's still struggling to process the recent death of her best friend, Blanca; dealing with the high expectations of her hardworking Puerto Rican mother and the absence of her remarried father; and keeping everyone at a distance. But when she meets Danny, a new guy at school—who happens to be trans—all bets are off. Verdad suddenly has to deal with her mother's disapproval of her relationship with Danny as well as her own prejudices and questions about her identity, and Danny himself, who is comfortable in his skin but keeping plenty of other secrets. In her luminous, raw, and open-hearted exploration of identity, grief and first love, NoNieqa Ramos has created an unforgettable character in Verdad. The Truth Is offers a complex look at a brilliant, queer, neurodifferent girl, the mother who loves but doesn't understand her, and a fabulously drawn group of street kids who can't save themselves but just might save her. A brilliantly written breathtaking book. I couldn't put it down! —Michelle Ruiz-Keil, author of All of Us with Wings A brilliant, beautiful, moving story of ecstasy and loss and tragedy and hope, The Truth Is demands to be read. The fast-moving plot bristles with literary and classical references, but the deepest insights—and there are plenty—come from the unforgettable observations and conclusions of its main character, Verdad de la Reyna, an unforgettably brave and complicated heroine who confronts profoundly disturbing, real-world challenges with the help of friends, both present and past. Nonieqa Ramos follows up The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary with another superb novel guaranteed to break the reader's heart before trying to mend it." —Tom Wilinsky and Jen Sternick, authors of Snowsisters NoNieqa Ramos's un-flinching voice and writing style continues to cement her as a force to be reckoned with in the YA world. —Mia García, author of The Resolutions
All too often child victims of abuse either remain silent or are not listened to when they do decide to speak of their experiences, but The Truth is Longer Than a Lie gives abused children and young people a voice. This groundbreaking book reveals what young victims have to say about abuse and its effects on their lives; their views on the reasons for abuse; their opinions of abusers and non-offending parents; and how they felt about disclosing their experiences. Significantly, this book provides important insights into children's perceptions of the professionals who intervened - to protect them, to prosecute the abuser or to provide therapeutic counselling. The authors examine societal factors that increase children's vulnerability, and propose measures for preventing abuse. They outline the requirements of ethically sound research, including appropriate interviewing techniques, and conclude with recommendations for future research. The Truth is Longer Than a Lie is invaluable reading for social workers, child protection workers, counsellors, legal professionals and anyone working with abused children.
If we begin to think deeply, we will learn much about ourselves. We learn that no condition is permanent, change is always possible .Any situation you find yourself in, use it wisely and intelligently, it is not going to be permanent. This is incredible story, close to unbelievable, every word in it is 99% true.
Rodney Stewart sees his past as a football player at the University of Colorado through the eyes of five players, including himself. Along his journey, he discovers a game called The Truth Is, which allows him to build stronger relationships with his friends. In their battle through experiences, Rodney begins to understand that life is one of God's lessons. As true love is just a few miles away, he finds himself at a wedding of a friend whom he learned to accept despite their past experiences.
This book is a collection of poem that really sincerely express how I view my life, this world, and the people in it. I dedicate this book to the future. The future of America. The future of the world. The future of every boys and every girl. I also dedicate this in loving memory of falling soldiers do to the war in Iraq, the tsunami and the hurricanes. As well as, my guarding angels Aunt Jessie Mae, Aunt Henrietta Aunt Lucile Mrs. Mildred, Dean Goldsby, Cousin Dorothy Mae, Mome, Daddy Hoesa and, Ronnie. I miss yall so much but I thankful for everything you ever taught me. And to their family and friends reading this book, I pray that supernatural blessings rain down on your lives for years to come. Amen
Charles Sanders Peirce complained that William James allowed pragmatism to become infected with seeds of death like the idea that truth is mutable. This volume aims to defend James's pragmatic theory from a range of critics including Peirce, Bertrand Russell, Hilary Putnam, and Cornel West.
I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind. --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author "Full of crazy church politics and a huge cast, Griggs keeps this on-going story alive by addressing the challenges of living by Biblical rules with homespun humor." --Publishers Weekly As the son of a well-known minister, Clarence Walker knows his decision to leave his father's flock and join Pastor George Landris's mega-church ministry is controversial. But little does he suspect it will ignite a firestorm of revelations that will shake the heart of the congregation--and his very own family. . . From a long-buried secret that will bring the paternity of not one, but two women, to light, to a parishioner whose long awaited love match may be thwarted by an unexpected source, hidden truths are coming to the surface. But most shocking is that Clarence's own father, Reverend Marshall Walker, may not be the pious figure he claims to be. And since evidence of his transgressions lies in the hands of his arch nemesis, it's only a matter of time before Reverend Walker's life--and his church--falls like a house of cards. Praise For Vanessa Davis Griggs "A beautiful, hip, and spiritual retelling of one of the most memorable and redemptive stories in the Bible." --Freshfiction.com on Redeeming Waters "A smart novel that addresses an issue that many in the church shy away from--divorce--with frank realism." --Library Journal on Practicing What You Preach