Stuff I ve Been Feeling Lately

Stuff I ve Been Feeling Lately Author Alicia Cook
ISBN-10 9781449487850
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 240
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Structured like an old-school mix-tape, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately is Alicia Cook's lyric message to anyone who has dealt with addiction. "Side A" touches on all aspects of the human condition: life, death, love, trauma, and growth. "Side B" contains haunting black-out remixes of those poems.



Stuff I ve Been Feeling Lately

Stuff I ve Been Feeling Lately Author Alicia Cook
ISBN-10 1449487564
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 208
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A poet, journalist, and activist, Alicia Cook offers a soundtrack of survival. Structured like an old-school mix-tape, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately is Alicia Cook's lyric message to anyone who has dealt with addiction. "Side A" touches on all aspects of the human condition: life, death, love, trauma, and growth. "Side B" contains haunting black-out remixes of those poems.



Stuff I ve Been Feeling Lately

Stuff I ve Been Feeling Lately Author Alicia Cook
ISBN-10 1522949259
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 126
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In Alicia Cook's second poetic effort, designed in the style of an old mixtape, she sets her thoughts to a nostalgic tune. There is no Table of Contents. Instead, there is a "Track List," making it easy to refer to them to your friends with a, "Hey did you read track seven?!" There are no chapters. Instead, the book is divided into two parts, or as one would say in the 90's, two "sides." Side A holds poetry that touches on all aspects of the human condition like life, death, love, moving on, evolving, growing up, hometowns, family dynamic, life after trauma, and make-ups and breakups. Side B holds the "remixes" of these poems, in the form of blackout poetry, also known as "found poetry." Side B gives the material a fresh twist by creating new poetry out of Side A. There is also a very special surprise at the end of each track. Alicia decided to self publish this effort after leaving her publishing house. She views this book as her "independence" and official separation from that venture. She also drew the front and back cover herself. Alicia is a contributing writer for many blogs and news outlets, including the Huffington Post and multiple Gannett Publications. She writes regularly on drug addiction and how it directly affects families. Because of this, she has chosen to donate 100% of royalties to the Willow Tree Center in New Jersey. www.willowtree.org. Follow Alicia on Instagram: @thealiciacook or check out her website: www.thealiciacook.com.



the princess saves herself in this one

the princess saves herself in this one Author Amanda Lovelace
ISBN-10 9781449486440
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 208
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From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.



Born to Love Cursed to Feel

Born to Love  Cursed to Feel Author Samantha King
ISBN-10 9781449481124
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 160
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Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is about love—the good, the bad, and the confusing. It touches on morals and how when emotions are involved it’s not as black and white. The poetry is frequently written in a narrative manner that evocatively pulls you in and makes you feel. This book is about falling in love, bad decisions, and ultimately growth. The essence of it all is to show that no matter how far one falls all the mistakes don’t have to be what defines them.



Diary of an Oxygen Thief

Diary of an Oxygen Thief Author Anonymous
ISBN-10 9781501157868
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 192
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Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.



The Anatomy of Being

The Anatomy of Being Author Shinji Moon
ISBN-10 9781300631750
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 104
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This is the anatomy of our being. This is our flesh, our muscles, our sinews and our limbs all tangled up beside each other. And this, is what they found when we left it all behind.



Heroin Is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Me

Heroin Is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Me Author Alicia Cook
ISBN-10 1540423263
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 172
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In 2015, 52,000 people in the United States overdosed on drugs and died. Never in recorded history had narcotics killed so many Americans in a single year. According to New York Magazine, the drug-induced death toll was so staggering, it helped reduce life expectancy in the United States for the first time since 1993. Heroin is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Me, named after an essay of Cook's that was read over 1.2 million times, is a collection of essays on the topic of addiction both previously published in Cook's "The Other Side of Addiction" series and unpublished. The book is designed to simultaneously inform and comfort those affected by the disease of addiction, particularly the families who bear witness to their loved ones' downward spiral into the world of addiction. Having addiction enter one's home can be isolating and terrifying. There are very little resources made available to the family members of those who become addicted to a substance. This book provides those enduring this utter nightmare with narratives and resources (terminology, additional reading in footnotes, and information on virtual/physical organizations) to empower the reader to push back against the stigma, statistics, and heartache attached to drug and alcohol addiction. In the following pages, you will hear from people who have "been there." Everyday warriors who fight tirelessly and endlessly to create change, in hopes another is saved from the same fate. Though some names have been changed, the pages contain real accounts from real people who battle addiction and are in recovery or love someone who struggles with addiction. Foreword written by PBS Executive Producer, Steve Rogers and Afterword written by State Congressman, Tom MacArthur. Alicia Cook is an established author and activist from New Jersey, where the rate of heroin overdose is three times the national average. Her work has appeared on the Huffington Post, CNN, USA Today, Teen Vogue, and many more. Her best-selling book of poetry, "Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately", was a finalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards and her series, "The Other Side of Addiction", which focuses on the direct effect addiction has on not only users, but their families, is read by millions of people across the country. Her efforts to combat the heroin epidemic, which include writing, appearing on podcasts, and speaking to students and their parents, caught the attention of PBS Executive Producer, Steve Rogers who created an episode of his Emmy-nominated documentary series, "Here's the Story" around Cook and her efforts entitled "A Family Disease." The episode was dedicated to Cook's cousin, Jessica, who passed away from a drug overdose in 2006.



This Modern Love

This Modern Love Author Will Darbyshire
ISBN-10 9781501154454
Release 2016-08-16
Pages 224
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In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire. “What would you say to your ex, without judgment?” This is the question filmmaker and vlogger Will Darbyshire posed to hundreds of thousands of his closest friends on YouTube. Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience, and to get at the heart of one of life’s unknowable yet universal mysteries: love. Over a period of six months, Will posed a series of questions to his audience and asked them to reveal their innermost feelings about their own romantic experiences in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails. The result is a curated collection of responses that are, at turns, funny, dark, confessional, awkward, comforting, and uplifting. This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, fantasies, resentments, and fears that reminds us that, whether we’re in or out of love, we’re not alone.



Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed Author Brigid Schulte
ISBN-10 9781429945875
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 368
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Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity." If that's true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contaminated time"? Schulte first asked this question in a 2010 feature for The Washington Post Magazine: "How did researchers compile this statistic that said we were rolling in leisure—over four hours a day? Did any of us feel that we actually had downtime? Was there anything useful in their research—anything we could do?" Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out.



Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey Author Rupi Kaur
ISBN-10 9781449478650
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 208
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The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.



No Matter the Wreckage

No Matter the Wreckage Author Sarah Kay
ISBN-10 1938912578
Release 2014
Pages 143
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Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Her poems celebrate family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects.



Idiot Verse

Idiot Verse Author Keaton Henson
ISBN-10 1908998849
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 66
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Poetry. Music. Art. Combining whimsical illustrations with poems of love, humour and celebration of the ups and downs of being a touring recording artist, IDIOT VERSE is a delightful book in the tradition of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. It's a singer-songwriter's notebook to himself, and the world, and sure to impress fans especially, of which Henson has many.



Letters To The Men I Have Loved

Letters  To The Men I Have Loved Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol
ISBN-10 9781478735908
Release 2014-06-22
Pages 128
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In “Letters, To The Men I Have Loved” contemporary poet Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol expresses her feelings through distinct letters and poems to various men whom she considers motivated personal growth and her transition from young adult to womanhood. With words she paints a vivid picture of feelings such as passion, forgiveness, lust, and hope. Gracefully playing with the universal theme of the pursuit of love and the desire for change that can resonate with women all around the world.



I Wrote This For You and Only You

I Wrote This For You and Only You Author pleasefindthis
ISBN-10 9781771680288
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 214
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"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you." The follow-up to the international #1 bestselling collection of prose and photography, this is the third book in the I Wrote This For You series and gathers together the very best entries in the project from 2011 to 2015. Started in 2007, I Wrote This For You is an internationally acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it.



The Chaos of Longing

The Chaos of Longing Author K y Robinson
ISBN-10 0692649093
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 120
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"The Chaos of Longing" is a prose and poetry collection draped in raw honesty, ache, and eroticism. The collection explores trauma, love, heartbreak, and the realizations from it all. The book is divided into four sections. "Inception" briefly examines formative years and its effects on how one loves. "Longing" reflects on love and sexuality. "Chaos" explores toxic relationships, unrequited love, and heartache. After chaos, there is order with self-love and healing poems in "epiphany." "Some content may be triggering."



Pillow Thoughts

Pillow Thoughts Author Courtney Peppernell
ISBN-10 0987616404
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 268
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Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most. Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.