Barnes & Noble With or Without You: A Memoir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY A haunting, unforgettable mother-daughter story for a new generation the debut of a blazing new lyrical voice Domenica Ruta grew up i...n a working-class, unforgiving town north of Boston, in a trash-filled house on a dead-end road surrounded by a river and a salt marsh. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious local figure, was a drug addict and sometimes dealer whose life swung between welfare and riches, and whose highbrow taste was at odds with her hardscrabble life. And yet she managed, despite the chaos she created, to instill in her daughter a love of stories. Kathi frequently kept Domenica home from school to watch such classics as the Godfather movies and everything by Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, telling her, ?This is more important. I promise. You ll thank me later.? And despite the fact that there was not a book to be found in her household, Domenica developed a love of reading, which helped her believe that she could transcend this life of undying grudges, self-inflicted misfortune, and the crooked moral code that Kathi and her cohorts lived by. With or Without You is the story of Domenica Ruta s unconventional coming of age a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit 90s youth and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process. In a brilliant stylistic feat, Ruta has written a powerful, inspiring, compulsively readable, and finally redemptive story about loving and leaving. Praise for With or Without You ?A luminous, layered accomplishment.? The New York Times Book Review ?A singular new coming-of-age memoir traces one girl s twisting path up from mean streets (and parents) to the reflective life of a writer. . . . The burgeoning canon of literary memoir . . . begets another winner in Domenica Ruta s searing With or Without You. . . . [A] gloriously gutsy memory-work.? Elle ?Stunning . . . comes across as a bleaker, funnier, R-rated version of The Glass Castle and marks the arrival of a blazing new voice in literature.? Entertainment Weekly ?Valiant and heartbreaking.? Bust ?Powerful . . . Ruta found an unconventional voice, a scary good mixture of erudition and hardened street smarts. Her writing is also, as they say in Danvers, wicked funny though in her case wicked is more an adjective than an intensifier. . . . [With or Without You] hums with jangled energy and bristles with sharp edges. . . . Ruta writes with unflinching honesty.? Slate ?Bracingly funny and poignant.? The Boston Globe ?Exceedingly powerful.? Booklist Read More

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.? from the foreword by Au...gusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them) had earned him the label ?social deviant.? It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It s a strange, sly, indelible account sometimes alien yet always deeply human. ISBN-13: 9780307396181 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 9/9/2008 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 320 Sales rank: 60,749 Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive... clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions and get them in check so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right ?consequence,? look no further. You re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way. Read More

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Is Your Home Out of Order? Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes ...when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children s belief that the world revolves around them? Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others. With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe. ?If you want your children to be more responsible, more self-assured, and more empathetic, Cleaning House is for you.? Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family Read More

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This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to paren...t effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God bette...r, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? Everything about your marriage--everything--is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ s character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of lovemaking; the history you and your spouse build with one another--in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Read More

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Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better contr...ol of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include: ?New Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition" ?Updates on new fertility technologies ?Natural approaches to conception ?Updated Resources and Books For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman s body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: ?Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices ?Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception ?Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby ?Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health Read More

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who ar...e thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients both adults and children Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this ?disorder? including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. Read More

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The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of... infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family. Read More

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What the award-winning Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children Here is... the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to * set limits and still be a loving parent * bring control to an out-of-control family life * apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting * define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids ? and much more. ?Boundaries with Kids helps us give our kids the skills they need to live realistic and full lives in meaningful relationships. Not perfect---but healthy!? ---Elisa Morgan, president of MOPS International, Inc. Read More

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In today s increasingly complicated world, it s often difficult for parents to connect with their daughters-and especially so for ...fathers. In this unique and invaluable guide, Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician with more than twenty years experience counseling girls, reveals that a young woman s relationship with her father is far more important than we ve ever realized. To become a strong, confident woman, a daughter needs her father s attention, protection, courage, and wisdom. Dr. Meeker shares the ten secrets every father needs to know in order to strengthen or rebuild bonds with his daughter and shape her life-and his own-for the better. Inside you ll discover: the essential virtues of strong fathers-and how to develop them, the cues daughters take from their dads on everything from self-respect to drugs, alcohol, and sex, the truth about ground rules (girls do want them, despite their protests), the importance of becoming a hero to your daughter, the biggest mistake a dad can make-and the ramifications, the fact that girls actually depend on their dads guidance into adulthood, steps fathers can follow to help daughters avoid disastrous decisions and mistakes, ways in which a father s faith-or lack thereof-will influence his daughter, essential communication strategies for different stages of a girl s life, true stories of "prodigal daughters"-and how their fathers helped to bring them back. Dads, you are far more powerful than you think-and if you follow Dr. Meeker s advice, the rewards will be unmatched. Read More

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.? from the foreword by Au...gusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them) had earned him the label ?social deviant.? It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It s a strange, sly, indelible account sometimes alien yet always deeply human. ISBN-13: 9780307396181 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 9/9/2008 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 320 Sales rank: 60,749 Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive... clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions and get them in check so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right ?consequence,? look no further. You re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way. Read More

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$10.40 $14.99 at Barnes & Noble

Is Your Home Out of Order? Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes ...when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children s belief that the world revolves around them? Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others. With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe. ?If you want your children to be more responsible, more self-assured, and more empathetic, Cleaning House is for you.? Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family Read More

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This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to paren...t effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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$8.77 $14.99 at Barnes & Noble

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God bette...r, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? Everything about your marriage--everything--is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ s character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of lovemaking; the history you and your spouse build with one another--in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Read More

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$16.36 $24.99 at Barnes & Noble

Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better contr...ol of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include: ?New Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition" ?Updates on new fertility technologies ?Natural approaches to conception ?Updated Resources and Books For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman s body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: ?Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices ?Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception ?Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby ?Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health Read More

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$9.19 $15.95 at Barnes & Noble

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who ar...e thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients both adults and children Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this ?disorder? including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. Read More

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$14.29 $21.99 at Barnes & Noble

The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of... infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family. Read More

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$8.77 $14.99 at Barnes & Noble

What the award-winning Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children Here is... the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to * set limits and still be a loving parent * bring control to an out-of-control family life * apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting * define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids ? and much more. ?Boundaries with Kids helps us give our kids the skills they need to live realistic and full lives in meaningful relationships. Not perfect---but healthy!? ---Elisa Morgan, president of MOPS International, Inc. Read More

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$9.11 $14.95 at Barnes & Noble

In today s increasingly complicated world, it s often difficult for parents to connect with their daughters-and especially so for ...fathers. In this unique and invaluable guide, Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician with more than twenty years experience counseling girls, reveals that a young woman s relationship with her father is far more important than we ve ever realized. To become a strong, confident woman, a daughter needs her father s attention, protection, courage, and wisdom. Dr. Meeker shares the ten secrets every father needs to know in order to strengthen or rebuild bonds with his daughter and shape her life-and his own-for the better. Inside you ll discover: the essential virtues of strong fathers-and how to develop them, the cues daughters take from their dads on everything from self-respect to drugs, alcohol, and sex, the truth about ground rules (girls do want them, despite their protests), the importance of becoming a hero to your daughter, the biggest mistake a dad can make-and the ramifications, the fact that girls actually depend on their dads guidance into adulthood, steps fathers can follow to help daughters avoid disastrous decisions and mistakes, ways in which a father s faith-or lack thereof-will influence his daughter, essential communication strategies for different stages of a girl s life, true stories of "prodigal daughters"-and how their fathers helped to bring them back. Dads, you are far more powerful than you think-and if you follow Dr. Meeker s advice, the rewards will be unmatched. Read More

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