I'm OK, You're My Parents

How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger, and Create a Relationship That Works

Author: Dale Atkins,Nancy Hass

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466856823

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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A guilt-free guide for adults seeking more satisfying relationships with their parents In a recent study, half of all Americans rated their relationship with at least one parent as either "poor" or "terrible," and more than a third felt this way about both parents. As life expectancy continues to rise and the parent-child relationship extends further into adulthood, this problem is becoming more prevalent than ever. Now, psychologist Dale Atkins presents a step-by-step plan for adults trying to come to terms with parents who are only human--before it is too late. In I'm OK, You're My Parents, Atkins applies the same intelligent, no-nonsense approach that's made her a frequent guest on top-rated TV shows. She urges a restructuring of the relationships between adults and their aging parents and gives practical, specific advice on how to exorcise the demons of anger and resentment, untangle financial arrangements that cause stress and feelings of powerlessness, set limits on your parents' demands for time and attention, turn a spouse or friends into a powerful resource, overcome your own resistance to change, and discover the redemptive power of humor. This book draws on Atkins' twenty-five years of experience as a relationship expert to present a comprehensive guide to repairing difficult relationships, gaining control, and building a life that you and your parents can live with for years to come.

My Music

Explorations of Music in Daily Life

Author: Susan D. Crafts,Daniel Cavicchi,Charles Keil,Music in Daily Life Project

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572632

Category: Music

Page: 244

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My Music is a first-hand exploration of the diverse roles music plays in people's lives. "What is music about for you?" asked members of the Music in Daily Life Project of some 150 people, and the responses they received -- from the profound to the mundane, from the deeply-felt to the flippant -- reflect highly individualistic relationships to and with music. Susan Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, and Project Director Charles Keil have collected and edited nearly forty of those interviews to document the diverse ways in which people enjoy, experience, and use music. CONTRIBUTORS: Charles Keil, George Lipsitz.

You Are My Sunshine

Author: Jimmie Davis,Caroline Jayne Church

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545075521

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

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Presents the text of the famous country music song accompanied by full-color illustrations. On board pages.

Love Me

Author: Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126957

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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n this charming departure from Lake Wobegon, bestselling author Garrison Keillor tells a hilarious and heartwarming tale of ambition, success and failure, and the virtues of real love. Aspiring writer Larry Wyler leads a quiet, decent life with his do-gooder wife, Iris, in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he wants more. When his literary debut becomes a hit, he departs for a Manhattan apartment, a job at the New Yorker, and three- martini lunches with the great editor, William Shawn. But when his second novel bombs and he finds himself in the grip of writer?s block, Wyler discovers that success?and the New York publishing scene?is a fickle mistress, indeed. Creatively barren, nearly destitute, and longing for Iris, he accepts a job writing ?Ask Mr. Blue,? a column doling out advice to the lovelorn. It may not be glamorous work, but through it Wyler discovers what?s really important and sets out to win back the woman he left behind.

You're My Favorite Reader

Author: Chris Federico

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595265979

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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You're My Favorite Reader (previously published under the title The Coolest Book in the World) is a collection of short stories in several different genres (including some non-fiction), mostly designed to make you laugh uncontrollably. It's definitely for you if you've forgotten how much fun the English language can be with a little imagination.

The Record Players

DJ Revolutionaries

Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195350

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.

The Pete Seeger Reader

Author: Ronald D. Cohen,James Capaldi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199336121

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Perhaps the most widely recognized figure in folk music and one of the most well-known figures in American political activism, Pete Seeger now belongs among the icons of 20th-century American culture. The road to his current status as activist and respected voice of folk music was long and often rough, starting from the moment he dropped out of Harvard in the late 1930s and picked up a banjo. Editors Ronald Cohen and James Capaldi trace Seeger's long and storied career, focusing on his work as not only a singer, but also on his substantial contributions as an educator, songwriter, organizer, publisher, and journalist. The son of musicians, Seeger began his musical career before World War II and became well-known in the 1950s as a member of the commercially popular Weavers, only to be blacklisted by much of the mainstream media in the 1960s because of his progressive politics, and to return to the music scene in subsequent decades as a tireless educator and activist. The Pete Seeger Reader gathers writings from numerous sources, mixing Seeger's own work with that of the many people who have, over the years, written about him. Many of the pieces have never before been republished, and cover his entire career. A figure of amazing productivity, influence, and longevity, Seeger is author of a life that has been both cast in heroic terms and vilified. The selections in this book draw from a full range of these perspectives and will inform as they entertain, bringing into focus the life and contributions of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.

a: A Novel

Author: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195229

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Conceptually unique, hilarious and frightening, referred to as “pornography” in The New York Times Book Review’s original review and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: A Novel is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility. In the late sixties Warhol set out to turn a trade book into a piece of pop art, and the result was this astonishing account of the famously influential group of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the Factory milieu. Created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory, a: A Novel begins with the fabulous Ondine popping several amphetamines and then follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swaths through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s Manhattan.

The Story of Owen

Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Author: E. K. Johnston

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467739995

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

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Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users

Advanced Capabilities and Techniques

Author: Scott Granneman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430230312

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users: Advanced Capabilities and Techniques is for Mac OS X users who want to go beyond the obvious, the standard, and the easy. If want to dig deeper into Mac OS X and maximize your skills and productivity using the world's slickest and most elegant operating system, then this is the book for you. Written by Scott Granneman, an experienced teacher, developer, and consultant, Mac OS X for Power Users helps you push Mac OS X to the max, unveiling advanced techniques and options that you may have not known even existed. Create custom workflows and apps with Automator, run Windows programs and even Windows itself without dual-booting, and sync data on your hard drive, on your phone, and in the cloud—learn all of these techniques and more. This is not a book that talks down to you; Mac OS X for Power Users is an essential book for experienced Mac users who are smart enough to know there is more to be known, and are ready to become power users.

My iMac (Yosemite Edition)

Author: John Ray

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133994546

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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800x600 Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iMac images that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iMac. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iMac working just the way you want. The tasks include: Managing, arranging, and tagging your files Staying informed and productive with Notification Center Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control Opening and organizing apps with Launchpad Accessing network devices and resources Activating and using iCloud services Communicating online with email, instant messaging, and video Keeping appointments with Calendar and Reminders Planning trips and checking traffic with Maps Keeping up-to-date with friends and family via Twitter and Facebook Downloading and enjoying music, movies, books, and more Sharing purchases with your family Challenging your friends to games with Game Center Working seamlessly with iOS Devices with Handoff and AirDrop Protecting and securing your system and data Expanding your system with peripheral devices Troubleshooting common system problems

Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center

Author: Michael The Green Button,Button,Michael R. Miller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132713177

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Even though the Windows Media Center interface is simple to operate, not all activities are intuitive or easy to implement. You may need help determining which type of Media Center PC to buy, or with connecting and configuring the Media Center PC in your home theater system. Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center book brings the experience and expertise of The Green Button (the premiere Media Center website) and author Michael Miller to help you plan, use, and troubleshoot your new Media Center PCs and get the most out of Windows Media Center Edition.

On My Way

Author: Stacy May

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469168278

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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This story On My Way is about how I see my life playing out: some things is just the way they are. I always wanted to help inspire people to do what it is they love; there will be ups and downs in life and I truly understand that mistakes are a must because it helps us grow. But we all know on your way up, there is always a little drama. What would life be like without drama? I dream of having the best and ON MY WAY will tell you how I get there!!! Enjoy

Black British Jazz

Routes, Ownership and Performance

Author: Dr Jason Toynbee,Dr Catherine Tackley,Dr Mark Doffman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472417569

Category: Music

Page: 235

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Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African diaspora reverberates around the world, beyond the shores of the USA - the engine-house of global black music. It will engage scholars of music and cultural studies not only in Britain, but across the world.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

MY MUSIC

Author: LAWRENCE BARNETT JR.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910847X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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A Second Bite at the Apple

Author: Dana Bate

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617732613

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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A luscious romance to whet your appetite, served up by a “smart and compelling” author who will have you begging for seconds (Publishers Weekly). Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not with eating it, but with writing about the wonders of the gastronomic world, from obscure fruit hybrids to organic farming techniques. Since food journalism jobs are more coveted than fresh truffles, Sydney pays her bills working for one of TV’s biggest egomaniacs—until she’s left scrambling for shifts at a local farmers’ market. Stacking muffins for the Wild Yeast Bakery isn’t going to win her any James Beard awards. But soon Sydney is writing the market’s weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. And after years of keeping her love life in the freezer, she’s even dating again. Then Sydney gets a shot at a story that could either make her career or burn it to a crisp—along with her relationship and her reputation . . . From the acclaimed author of The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs comes a witty, honest novel about daring to bite into the life you really want.