Is That Me Yelling?
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Rona Renner
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-05 - Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

A registered nurse and child temperament specialist describes how parents can improve their children's behavior and keep their cool without yelling through the use of mindfulness techniques that will reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect and understanding.
Rat Bohemia
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sarah Schulman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-01 - Publisher: arsenal pulp press

“More persuasively than any other contemporary novelist, Sarah Schulman traces the ways in which the disenfranchisement that begins as a political evil pervades every aspect of life, from the metaphysical and spiritual to the most intimate moments of two people together.”—Tony Kushner “My surrender to Rat Bohemia is a testimonial to its gimlet-eyed accuracy, its zero-degree honesty. . . . [It blows] the traditional novel off its hinges.”—Edmund White, The New York Times Book Review First published in 1995, this award-winning novel is a bold, achingly honest story set in the “rat bohemia” of New York City, whose huddled masses include gay men and lesbians abandoned by their families and forced to find new bonds with one another in the wake of this loss. Navigating the currents of the city are three friends: Rita Mae, a rat exterminator; Killer, a career plant-waterer; and David, an HIV-positive writer. Together, they seek new ways to be truthful and honest about their lives as others around them avert their glances. Alternately elegiac, defiant, and funny, Rat Bohemia is an expansive novel about how one can cope with loss and heal the wounds of the past by reinventing oneself in the city. Rat Bohemia won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction and was named one of the “100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels of All Time” by the Publishing Triangle.
The New Adolescence
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Christine Carter
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-18 - Publisher: BenBella Books

Parents of teenagers need a new playbook—one that addresses the new challenges they face today. Teens are growing up in an entirely new world, and this has huge implications for our parenting. Understandably, many parents are baffled by problems that didn't exist less than a decade ago, like social media and video game obsession, sexting, and vaping. The New Adolescence is a realistic and reassuring handbook for parents. It offers road-tested, science-based solutions for raising happy, healthy, and successful teenagers. Inside, you'll find practical guidance for: • Providing the support and structure teens need (while still giving them the autonomy they seek) • Influencing and motivating teenagers • Helping kids overcome distractions that hinder their learning • Protecting them from anxiety, isolation, and depression • Fostering the real-world, face-to-face social connections they desperately need • Having effective conversations about tough subjects--including sex, drugs, and money A highly acclaimed sociologist and coach at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and the author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter melds research—including the latest findings in neuroscience, sociology, and social psychology—with her own (often hilarious) real-world experiences as the mother of four teenagers.
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Alis Franklin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-21 - Publisher: Hydra

In Liesmith, a “wildly entertaining debut novel . . . guaranteed to resonate with fans of mythopoeic fantasy from the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, and Neil Gaiman” (Library Journal), Alis Franklin introduced a band of charming, unforgettable heroes. Now they’re playing host to reincarnated Norse gods who are settling ancient grudges in the twenty-first century. Ragnarok—aka the end of the world—was supposed to doom the gods as well. Instead, it was a cosmic rebooting. Now low-level IT tech and comic-book geek Sigmund Sussman finds himself an avatar of a Norse goddess. His boyfriend, the wealthy entrepreneur Lain Laufeyjarson, is channeling none other than Loki, the trickster god. His best friends, Em and Wayne, harbor the spirits of slain Valkyries. Cool, right? The problem is, the gods who survived the apocalypse are still around—and they don’t exactly make a great welcoming committee. The children of Thor are hellbent on reclaiming their scattered birthright: the gloves, belt, and hammer of the Thunder God. Meanwhile, the dwarves are scheming, the giants are pissed, and the goddess of the dead is demanding sanctuary for herself and her entire realm. Caught in the coils of the Wyrd, the ancient force that governs gods and mortals alike, Sigmund and his crew are suddenly facing a second Ragnarok that threatens to finish what the first one started. And all that stands in the way are four nerds bound by courage, love, divine powers, and an encyclopedic knowledge of gaming lore. Praise for Stormbringer “An engaging read, suitable for YA audiences [and] for those who enjoy mythology and complex relationships.”—Libromancer’s Apprentice “Another great volume of this series . . . I really loved this book . . . and I will be looking forward to reading more.”—A Shared Brain Cell “While I really enjoyed Liesmith, I loved Stormbringer. . . . [There’s] plenty of action and more than a few sweet moments. . . . I’m looking forward to whatever is next.”—SF Crowsnest “I can highly recommend Stormbringer. . . . Franklin has pretty much cemented herself in my virtual buy-everything-they-release headspace.”—Between Once Upon a Time and Ever After “Like Liesmith, [Stormbringer] ends with a surprising bang, and goes nowhere that anyone involved, including the reader, ever imagined. And it’s utterly cool.”—Reading Reality
The World of the Damned and Wicked
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Gabe Earnest
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-19 - Publisher:

This book contains short zombie stories people just trying to survive in a world of the dead and have to fear the living. What would they do to survive will the dead win and walk the earth or, will the living stand together and fight back and take back their world