Jeder hat Geheimnisse. Manche können heilen. Andere können dich auch zerstören. Kate Sedgwicks junges Leben war bisher alles andere als einfach. Sie musste eine Tragödie nach der anderen ertragen, doch trotz der Umstände blieb sie stets optimistisch und fröhlich. Kein Wunder, dass ihr bester Freund sie "Bright Side" nennt. Kate ist willensstark, lustig, klug und musisch talentiert. Gleichzeitig hat sie jedoch noch nie an die Liebe geglaubt. Und so ist das Letzte, was Kate erwartet, als sie aufs College geht, sich Hals über Kopf zu verlieben ... Sie fühlen es beide - und kämpfen doch dagegen an. Denn beide haben ein Geheimnis. Und wenn Geheimnisse gelüftet werden, können sie heilen ... ... oder auch zerstören. EBooks von beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert.
A scene appears in front of the camera. Captured on a tiny compact flash card, it comes to life on the computer screen -- with flaws, improper lighting and foreign objects. These elements and overall composition are addressed by the artist. An original picture may be changed by photographic editing software until a more perfect image is created. Thus the "bright side" is first seen by the photographer, established by the lens and sent through the digital darkroom back into light, where the artist chooses which elements to keep or change. The completed version then appears upon the printed page.
You don't need to reinvent your whole life to be happier-you just need to turn it bright side up! We all have those days when life could use a lift. Enter Bright Side Up, a clever and comforting compendium to help you shift your perspective and appreciate what's right in front of you. With the warmth and wisdom of a dear friend, this deceptively simple guide offers emergency optimism when you need it with fresh tips that can be put to use on the spot, including: Thank the lemons Rally in the rain delay Steer life like a motorcycle Ask your one-hundred-year-old self Plan your party story Dip in whenever you need a boost. Because when you can find the sunshine in your every day, you'll feel brighter, too.
Author: Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Eighty-five-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo. __________ Along with fellow members of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he embarks on a wild spree of octogenarian anarchy. But the home's director will not stand for any more drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks or geriatric romance. The good name of the care home will not be disgraced. But when Hendrik learns of a plan to close the home down he realises life outside it could be much worse. He and the gang must stop the closure before it's too late. Or drop dead trying . . . __________ 'A joy to read. An entertaining and uplifting story of a man in the winter of his days' John Boyne, Irish Times 'Highly entertaining, utterly convincing. A delightful and touching saga of one man's way of coping with old age'Daily Express 'Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh' Fanny Blake, Woman and Home 'A funny but also touching diary praised for its wit and realism' BBC Radio 4 Front Row
Hendrik Groen mag alt sein (83 1/4 um genau zu sein), aber er ist noch lange nicht tot. Zugegeben, seine täglichen Spaziergänge werden kürzer, weil die Beine nicht mehr recht wollen, und er muss regelmäßig zum Arzt. Aber deshalb nur noch Kaffeetrinken, die Geranien anstarren und auf das Ende warten? Kommt nicht in Frage. Ganz im Gegenteil. 83 Jahre lang hat Hendrik immer nur Ja und Amen gesagt. Doch in diesem Jahr wird er ein Tagebuch führen und darin endlich alles rauslassen - einunzensierter Blick auf das Leben in einem Altenheim in Amsterdam-Nord. Das ist richtig lustig und zugleich so herzzerreißend, dass wir Hendrik am Ende dieses Jahres nicht mehr aus unserem Leben lassen wollen.
Author: Todd D. Little
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Aggression and Adaptation raises thought provoking questions about interpersonal functioning within social groups. The reader may find him/herself entertaining thoughts about the nature of goodness as the chapters suggest that aggressive behavior can offer significant avenues for personal growth, goal attainment, and bolstering one's social standing. The volume brings to light alternative points of view to the prevailing orthodoxy that aggression equals pathology. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book features evolutionary, school, feminist, historical, and methodological perspectives. Adaptation is addressed at multiple levels, the first of which is ultimate causation. Four chapters cover the aggression-adaptation link from various evolutionary perspectives. Succeeding chapters focus on: adaptation as psychological adjustment; aggression in the peer system and the contexts in which these systems occur; and the self-other dialectic in societal context, highlighting that aggressive children are often well-embedded in the social network. Intended for researchers in developmental, evolutionary, social, personality, and educational psychology, as well as developmental psychopathologists, this book is also suitable for advanced courses on social-personality development, the psychology of violence, aggression, peer relationships, and human motivation.
“Offers credible descriptions of first-time motherhood, affecting characters and situations and low-key charm.”–Kirkus Reviews “Stellar . . . Center paints an accurate and humorous view of motherhood.”–Booklist Jenny Harris always expected that she’d fall in love, get married, and have a baby–in that order. Now, very pregnant and not quite married, she actually doesn’t mind that she and her live-in fiancé, Dean, accidentally started their family a little earlier than planned; she’s happy to have so much to look forward to. But Dean–whom Jenny loves enough to overlook his bad facial hair, his smoking habit, and his total commitment to a cheesy cover band–is acting distant, and not in a pre-wedding-jitters kind of way. The night he runs out for cigarettes and just doesn’t come back, he demotes himself from future husband to sperm donor. And the very next day, Jenny goes into labor. In the months that follow, Jenny plunges into a life she never anticipated: single motherhood. At least with the sleep deprivation, sore boobs, and fits of crying (both hers and the baby’s), there’s not much time to dwell on her broken heart. And things start looking up. She learns how to do everything one-handed, makes friends in a mommy group, and even manages to give dating tips to her sweet, clueless father–who’s trying to court her sassy mother again, fifteen years after their divorce. She also gets to know a handsome, helpful neighbor–with a knack for soothing babies–who invites her out dancing. But Dean is never far from Jenny’s thoughts or, it turns out, her doorstep, and in the end Jenny must choose between the old life she thought she wanted and the new life she’s been lucky to find. A spirited debut novel with a terrifically appealing voice, a fantastic sense of humor, and a lot of heart, The Bright Side of Disaster reminds us that sometimes it takes the worst-case scenario to show us the best in everything. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Maren Uthaug
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Release Date: 2015-10-24
Introducing the first GIF book from Denmark! This living e-book is a fully animated English edition of Maren Uthaug’s critically praised graphic novel. Uthaug is a prizewinning author whose characteristic drawing style is already familiar to Danes from the back page of the newspaper Politiken and marensblog.com. In The Bright Side, Uthaug serves up brilliant portions of the dish that’s her specialty: life’s big questions, presented with humor and passion. Ingredients: a woman, a man, a dog and kids – and meatballs! Into the pot she stirs love, loneliness and dreams, spiced with imagination and narrative delight until she brings the whole thing to a boil. Impossible to put down before the last bite.
Set against the backdrop of over one hundred years of world history, Take a Walk on the Bright Side begins with the story of Eugene Bright’s restless, entrepreneurial grandfather, Tom Bright, who uprooted his young family in 1907 to travel west and build a homestead in Saskatchewan. A few years later, he moved on and started over again in Montana, only to flee the United States when a confrontation with a neighbour turned dangerous. Tom was a colourful character who was married six times – twice to the same woman. Eugene’s father, Ray Bright, left home at eighteen to work as a cowboy in Montana before marrying Lottie Sampson and settling down in Ontario to start farming. Although Lottie did not want any children, they had four boys and four girls. The family lived without running water or electricity, but they “ate like kings” according to a hired man. Eugene and his brothers and sisters walked across neighbouring fields to a one-room schoolhouse run by an outstanding teacher. Eugene worked hard on the farm and at school, and he went on to attend bible college and university, beginning a thirty-one-year career as a teacher, a school principal and a “master” at a teachers’ college. Told by the decade and extensively illustrated, Take a Walk on the Bright Side is a multi-generational tale brought to life by a keen observer.
Author: Allen Klein
Publisher: Cleis Press
Release Date: 2013-10-22
We often think of celebrations as centering around special occasions, like Birthdays, Christmas, or other holidays. But there is no need to wait for those times. Everyday is a cause for celebration. The very fact that you are alive, the wondrous world around you, and the special people in your life are all reasons to rejoice. That's what this book is all about. Over 500 suggestions for living life to the fullest. A compendium of "glass half full" common sense, these witty and wise words from both the rich and famous, as well as the not-so-rich and the not-so-famous, will, I hope, inspire you to make every day a special day. Pianist Artur Rubinstein once said, "To be alive, it's all a miracle." Yes indeed, it is all a miracle, and all a cause for celebration.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python—from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as John Cleese and the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humor that has delighted audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons, and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.