Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today best-selling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story. Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow - and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie´s had in years - and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams. Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn´t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie´s drop-dead gorgeous, she´s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss - a kiss that´s caught on camera - all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they´re a real couple. And nobody´s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susannah Jones, Joe Arden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029969/bk_adbl_029969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International bestseller! In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins—Golden Globe-nominated star of Rules Don’t Apply, Mortal Instruments, and To the Bone—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more. Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She´s learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lily Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005826/bk_harp_005826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jezebel´s sexual lasciviousness, Mammy´s devotion, and Sapphire´s outspoken anger - these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized. In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women´s political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen is an examination of how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as citizens links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002459/bk_tant_002459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Parents act as a mirror to show a child who she or he is. Throughout childhood there will be other mirrors, but children inevitably return to the reflection in that original mirror in order to determine their goodness, importance, and self-worth. In Healing Your Emotional Self, Beverly Engle offers her highly effective Mirror Therapy program to help you reject the distorted images your parents either intentionally or unintentionally projected onto you. She explores the seven types of emotionally abusive or neglectful parents and the seven most common parental mirrors, providing specific advice and recovery strategies for each one. Helping you raise your self-esteem and improve your self-image, this innovative step-by-step program provides you with the skills you need to: Create a positive self-image separate from your abusive parents´ distorted picture Separate emotionally from your parents and provide for yourself what you missed as a child Discover who you really are – including your likes, dislikes, values, goals, and dreams – by creating a word self-portrait and using other Mirror Therapy techniques Overcome your tendency toward self-blame, self-hatred, and self-destructiveness Learn self-nurturing and set effective limits to help you control your tendency to overeat, drink too much, overspend, and/or overwork Become the person you are meant to be by being more accepting of yourself Learn to love who you see in the mirror with the breakthrough program found in Healing Your Emotional Self PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004746/bk_adbl_004746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear Lord, Who Am I Really? is the first book in our exciting new Journey to a True Self-image series. It is a beautifully written account of one woman´s journey from shame to being comfortable in her own skin through God´s love and her own personal effort. Let Joan´s honesty, wisdom, and humor inspire you to make the journey for yourself. Truly being comfortable and happy with who you are is possible! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Trump. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094288/bk_acx0_094288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery:Body image, Shame and Narcissism Jane Megan Northrop
In our appearance-obsessed society, eating is about much more than hunger and sustenance. Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so we´ve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat. These evocative essays, from some of the most talented and popular writers working today, tackle this universal subject with humor, longing, and compassion. Joyce Maynard writes about learning to make pie with her complex but adored mother. Caroline Leavitt´s chilling piece describes the overlap between power and eating. Ophira Edut explains how an outspoken ´´body outlaw´´ wound up on Jenny Craig. Diana Abu-Jaber writes about abandoning her Bedouin customs for America´s silverware and table manners - and missing the physical, hands-on connection with food. Exploring the bonds between appetite and remorse, hunger and longing, satisfaction and desire, this anthology is for every woman who´s ever felt guilty about eating dessert, or gushed over a friend´s weight loss, or wished she had a different body. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Linari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000564/bk_acx0_000564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.