The Silent Cry

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008153717

Category: Children of mentally ill mothers

Page: 320

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The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help. The sixteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late. This is the true story of Laura whose life touches Cathy's in a way she could never have foreseen. It is also the true stories of little Darrel, Samson and Hayley who she fosters when their parents need help. Some stories can have a happy ending and others cannot, but as a foster carer Cathy can only do her best.

Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007287151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.

Please Don’t Take My Baby

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007514921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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‘I’m going to love my baby and give her lots of attention,’ Jade said. ‘I’ll show my mum she’s wrong.’ Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she’s brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

A Baby’s Cry

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007445709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.

Run, Mummy, Run

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436645

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to, to escape.

A Long Way from Home

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

The Saddest Girl in the World

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007321570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged ten, having been abused, victimised and rejected by her family.

Leggy Blonde

A Memoir

Author: Aviva Drescher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476722110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The breakout star of The Real Housewives of New York City shares the story of her life in candid detail, from her upbringing by an influential money manager and the farm accident that resulted in her amputation to her prestigious education and marriage to investment banker Reid Drescher. 100,000 first printing.

Becoming Sister Wives

The Story of an Unconventional Marriage

Author: Kody Brown,Meri Brown,Janelle Brown,Christine Brown,Robyn Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451661304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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The open polygamists and stars of the popular reality television program offer their perspectives on their complex lifestyle, discussing how it feels to share a husband, how they make their family work, and their experiences of becoming public.

Dangerously Funny

The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

Author: David Bianculli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439109533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever changed the face of television. Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian point of view. In this first-ever all-access history of the show, veteran entertainment journalist David Bianculli tells the fascinating story of its three-year network run -- and the cultural impact that's still being felt today. Before it was suddenly removed from the CBS lineup (reportedly under pressure from the Nixon administration), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a ratings powerhouse. It helped launch the careers of comedy legends such as Steve Martin and Rob Reiner, featured groundbreaking musical acts like the Beatles and the Who, and served as a cultural touchstone for the antiwar movement of the late 1960s. Drawing on extensive original interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of other key players -- as well as more than a decade's worth of original research -- Dangerously Funny brings readers behind the scenes for all the battles over censorship, mind-blowing musical performances, and unforgettable sketches that defined the show and its era. David Bianculli delves deep into this never-told story, to find out what really happened and to reveal why this show remains so significant to this day.

Girl Alone: Joss Came Home from School to Discover Her Father S Death. Angry and Hurting, She S Out of Control.

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: Harper Element

ISBN: 9780008145156

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never got over it. This is the true story of Joss, 13 who is angry and out of control. At the age of nine, Joss finds her father s dead body. He has committed suicide. Then more recently her mother remarries and Joss bitterly resents her step-father who abuses her mentally and physically. Cathy takes Joss under her wing but will she ever be able to get through to the warm-hearted girl she sees glimpses off underneath the vehement outbreaks of anger that dominate the house and will Cathy be able to build up Joss s trust so she can learn the full truth of the terrible situation."

#DoNotDisturb

How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life

Author: Jedediah Bila

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062797077

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Have you ever looked at your email, then texts, then Facebook, then Twitter, then email, then Instagram, then Candy Crush, then texts, then Snapchat, then texts again, and now you’ve wasted the time you had set aside for more important things? Jedediah Bila has solved her own Obsessive Compulsive Tech Disorder, and she did it without throwing away her devices. It's time to switch on airplane mode and settle into Jedediah Bila’s #DoNotDisturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life. In this timely, entertaining and inspiring book, Jedediah Bila chronicles her chaotic, confusing, and all-consuming love-hate relationship with - her cell phone. Stepping back from the whirlwind of texting, social media, and an endless sea of apps, Bila questions how our relationships, character, and sanity have suffered from our deep dive into the digital abyss. Exploring the toll that tech addiction took on her life, Bila reveals her missteps and mistakes, including several upending, life-altering months swirling in an ex-boyfriend’s cell-phone-enabled double life, and how a low-tech millennial later stole her heart. Travel with Jedediah through the embarrassing and catastrophic consequences of Ménage-a-Tech relationships, social media's Perception Deception, and the One-Potato-Chip-Problem of trying to resist Silicon Valley's hypnotic, slot-machine software designed to lure you in. Bila reveals how she navigated away from an unhealthy, oversaturated diet of tech junk food to striking just the right balance with technology to let her unplugged, real-life moments take charge. In #DoNotDisturb, Bila applies her trademark no-nonsense, common-sense, personal responsibility and accountability-centered approach, warning us that if we don’t stop acting like robots, our very humanity is at stake. Through warm anecdotes and cold, hard truths, Bila reveals how she pulled her way out of the tech fog to keep her eyes focused on the life right in front of her. And how you can too.

The Child Bride

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007590016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.

The Son With Two Moms

Author: Anthony Hynes

Publisher: Anthony Martin Hynes

ISBN: 1783017457

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Tony was taken in at the age of three by Mary Hynes and Janet Simons, after being separated from his mother, who suffered from schizophrenia. After that time, he was shuffled in and out of his grandmothers home before being placed in an orphanage, where he remained for one year. After a tumultuous court battle, he went home with the only two women brave enough to raise him. However, neither he nor his guardians could have imagined the trials awaiting their family after the proceedings ended.

Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society

A Multidisciplinary Handbook

Author: Dr Suman Fernando,Frank Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134846274

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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A thought-provoking handbook for practitioners, students and trainers in the mental health field. Addresses controversial issues and offers revealing insights and intelligent suggestions for all those involved with mental health.

Cruel to Be Kind

Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008252007

Category: Adoption

Page: 336

View: 9494

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Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are too.

Nobody's Son

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008187569

Category:

Page: 336

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Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy. He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. But Alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process.

Finding A Voice

Friendship is a Two-Way Street ...

Author: Kim Hood

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847177085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize 2015! Jo could never have guessed that the friendship she so desperately craves would come in the shape of a severely disabled boy. He can’t even speak. Maybe it is because he can’t speak that she finds herself telling him how difficult it is living with her eccentric, mentally fragile mother. Behind Chris’ lopsided grin and gigantic blue wheelchair is a real person — with a sense of humour, a tremendous stubborn streak and a secret he has kept from everyone. For a while it seems life may actually get better. But as Jo finds out just how terrible life is for Chris, and as her own life spirals out of control, she becomes desperate to change things for both of them. In a dramatic turn of events, Jo makes a decision that could end in tragedy. This is the story of how an unusual friendship unlocks the words that neither knew they had.