O baby won’t you dance with me Little baby bouncing on my knee Wave your hands and shake your feet Ooohh baby you’re so sweet…/DIV DIV From the familiar pleasures of baby’s favorite food to the joy of dancing together, this collection of three songs celebrates the special relationship between a daddy and his little girl.
Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down. A violent prison riot breaks out, and Nat rushes to save the life of a mortally wounded guard whose last words are: "Tell my wife it's under the floor." Nat delivers the cryptic message, but before she knows it, she's suspected of murder and hiding from cops and killers alike. She is forced on the run to solve the riddle of the dead man's last words and to save her own life—and find real love.
Author: Valerie Walkerdine
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science
Reflecting on her own working class roots and taking us into the homes and the confidence of working class girls today, Valerie Walkerdine raises troubling questions about television and parental control, about Freud's seduction theory, and the manipulation of little girls and their thoughts and feelings about themselves and their "place" in their world.
Author: H. Norman Wright
Release Date: 2001-02-19
No matter how old she is, a woman's relationship with her father - whether it was wonderful or painful - had an impact on the person she is today. Her relationship with men, her career and her feelings about herself have all been shaped by her father, whether she realizes it or not. Now, with the help of noted marriage and family counselor H. Norman Wright, women can begin to understand how their fathers had a profound effect on their emotions and behaviors as adults.
Author: Charlotte Vale-Allen
Publisher: Island Nation Press LLC
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
On Writing Daddy's GirlAfter I had been through many versions of the manuscript (written over almost a decade) I decided that for this book to have validity it would be necessary not only to show the past but also to give a picture of the present-illustrating how the events of my childhood affected me at the time, as well as later in life as an adult and a parent.Given that I wrote the book in the first place as a document that I hoped would be useful to others who'd suffered abuse and also to professionals, I felt it was very important to present detailed portraits of the child I was and the woman I grew to be (in large measure as a result of trying to cope with the long-term effects of the abuse.) As well, I thought it was vital to illustrate how fallout from the abuse can be felt down through the generations, if one fails to exercise awareness and caution.So the book weaves back and forth between past and present (the present being 1979, when the final version was completed). I also had to decide at the very start whether I was going to dole out snippets of truth or be completely truthful and address the issue as fully as I was able. There seemed no point to writing an autobiographical account of incest if I was going to be anything less than completely truthful. It was not difficult to tell the truth, nor was the writing of the book a cathartic experience, as many have imagined it to be. The fact is that I had long-since confronted my personal demons and had managed to relegate the past to the past-something exceedingly difficult for many victims of any/all forms of abuse to do.A few years ago in correcting the page proofs of a new British edition of the book, I reread DADDY'S GIRL, and was gratified by what I'd written. (Often, with my novels, I am not at all happy when I reread them.) I think that as an author I have little, if any, objectivity about my work once it's completed and so am not necessarily a good judge of it. But I am proud of DADDY'S GIRL. Since its publication in 1980 it has been of help to a lot of people. And, ultimately, it's my way of returning some measure of the kindness and attention people showed me when I was working my way along the rough roadway toward my future.
There is no doubt that our child-rearing molds and shapes us as we grow and mature. After eighty-five years, my understanding of the events recorded in this book have opened my eyes as to why people do the things they do. My hope is that you, the reader, can glean valuable information about life past, present, and future.
Daddy’s Girl relives the history and livelihood of a southern family. These are times of comedy, sorrow, and hard times along the way. During the growing up years of a small town girl she recalls and shares her memories. These are times spent and remembered of family and school days and everyday life. These stories carry you into episodes of comical happenings and times you might wish you could have shared along with her. It was a time that black and white united to help share and cared for the needs at hand. There are stories of comedy that will bring a smile to your face maybe even laughter as the story unfolds. Reading the heartfelt pages chapter after chapter of a little girl as she bears her soul to all as she is growing up in the south with her family. Her love of family, grandfather and especially her father this story explains why she throughout her life that she truly was Daddy’s Girl. The story begins with her birth and continues as she sees all and misses nothing happening around her until adulthood. The stories one after another revolve around a comical and mischievous brother as he keeps trouble and excitement going. He is much so a huge part of the creation of this true story lived and remembered for all to enjoy.
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'Lisa loved the stories about how handsome her dad was, how his hair licked down low over his face, almost as low as his chin, and how his trousers clung tight and his shirts gleamed white. How all the girls flocked and twirled around him as he stood sideways to the mike, clicking his fingers with a swing to the beat ...' Eleven-year-old Lisa loves her mother dearly, and lives for the stories of her hero father who drowned saving someone's life. Her youth is one of fairy-tale and fable, cut off from her extended family, a mother and daughter alone against the world. But the stories that fired Lisa's imagination as a child now obsess her as an adult. Her quest for the father she never knew risks devastating not just her mother, but the very memories Lisa herself depends upon ...