Getting Into Practice

Author: Edward Vernon

Category: Biography

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Deal starts: January 27, 2023

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In his hilarious book Getting into Practice, Edward Vernon (whose early years as a GP are described in Practice Makes Perfect and Practise What You Preach) describes his years at medical school. Still wet behind the ears, he found himself on a whirlwind tour through the seven ages of man and the 57 varieties of human nature. He has to learn how to examine real people, diagnose them without becoming emotionally involved and fend off the crises of confidence which await around every corner. The book is set in the 1970s and there will no doubt be some readers who might think that things were better then. Edward Vernon is a pen name of a well known British doctor/author.Here's what the critics said about the series:Delightfully and wittily written. His descriptions of daunting receptionists, magazine-strewn waiting rooms and hypochondriacal patients will strike many familiar cords, but Dr Vernon is at his best when recounting his encounters in the surgery and at the bedside. For anyone needing to be entertained, and at times moved, there could be no better prescription than one chapter...taken each night at bedtime - Liverpool EchoTruthful, well observed and consistently readable - Daily TelegraphThe funniest of the funny doctor books - Richard GordonDr Vernon is onto a good thing; we could do with some more - Oxford TimesHilarious - TitbitsThoroughly delightful - Fresno BeeDelightfully funny - Sunday Advocate, Baton RougeFor entertainment, a chapter or two before bedtime is just what the doctor ordered - Sacromento BeeDoes for British GPs what Herriot has done for vets - BooklistHilarious - Grimsby Evening TelegraphVery funny - Citizen, GloucesterGenuinely funny - South Wales EchoWise, funny, sad and heartwarming - Chattanooga TimesGood fun - Homes and GardensJolly good reading - Publishers WeeklyViews the human species he treats with much the same affection, compassion and humour as Herriot brings to the animal world - Cleveland Plain DealerSometimes serious, sometimes hilarious - Lancashire Evening PostWill amuse, amaze and entertain - Yorkshire Postetc etc

Conundrum

Author: Jan Morris

Category: Biography

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A pioneering work on gender transition, this poetic memoir by a trans woman is “the best first-hand account ever written by a traveler across the boundaries of sex” (

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The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man.Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman.

Conundrum

, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris’ hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.

All the Gear, No Idea

Author: MICHÈLE HARRISON

Category: Biography

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Deal starts: January 24, 2023

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The author quits her high-flying job in London, orders a classic Indian Enfield Bullet motorbike and goes off for a year on a 17,000 mile circuit of India. She wants adventures, and as a solo traveller, has plenty of them. Follow her on her travels discovering an unknown world of motorbiking, wanderlust and Indian life. Humorous and well-written, this refreshingly honest book recounts her numerous mishaps, both on and off the bike. This story shows how a can-do attitude can compensate for inexperience and will appeal to those with a « just do it » attitude to life. And for that you don't even need to be a biker.BOOK REVIEW by Stuart Jewkes, Editor of The Rider's Digest"All the gear and no idea" is usually meant as a pejorative term aimed at chequebook bikers. On the other hand, Michele Harrison inverts the phrase here to illustrate her refreshingly honest and upfront admission of her inexperience in relation to the magnitude of her undertaking - a massive road trip round India, all by herself, on a locally-procured Royal Enfield, with no backup or support of any kind. Unlike many of her "moto-travel-lit" peers, Michele uses the best policy of all, which is to adopt the value system of her host nation and leave everything to fate; a policy which eventually has a lasting impact on the rest of her life (in a good way - but I won't give it away!). As a result, she makes Homeric road trips like this sound accessible and achievable to mere mortals, when so many others give the impression that lack of expertise is a barrier to entry.It's not all Pirsig-style mysticism either. Instead you variously get crashes, dynamite, harrassment and hospitality, charity and larceny, disease, enlightenment and a side-trip into the Himalayas. At the centre of all this is Michele and her motorcycle ("Big Thumper"), which is the perfect vehicle for the human interaction that is the cornerstone of all great travel stories, including this one.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Category: Biography

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This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. Its shocking first-hand account of the horrors of slavery became an international best seller. His eloquence led Frederick Douglass to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.• Douglass rose through determination, brilliance and eloquence to shape the American Nation.• He was an abolitionist, human rights and women’s rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher and social reformer• His personal relationship with Abraham Lincoln helped persuade the President to make emancipation a cause of the Civil War.This edition of the original classic work, includes an index that will enable you to easily search for the names, places and topics as you discover the brilliance and determination of this incredible leader.

Pawprints on Our Hearts

Author: Kerk Murray

Category: Biography

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Deal starts: January 21, 2023

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The instant #1 International Bestseller!

— 8x Literary Award Winner —

— 2022 Royal Dragonfly 4x Book Award Winner —— 2022 The BookFest 3x Award Winner —— 2022 Reader's Favorite Book Award Winner—— 2022 Reader's Choice Book Award Finalist—

????? "You'll Laugh And Cry Reading This Coming-Of-Age Memoir About A Boy Whose Life Is Saved By The Love Of Dogs–And Grows Up To Return The Favor."

"Murray offers a moving examination of personal trauma and deep bonds with animals in this EXCEPTIONAL DEBUT... Animal lovers will feel connected to Murray’s almost spiritual awakening and admire his devotion to following his heart, even in the face of tremendous sacrifice. This touching memoir OVERFLOWS WITH INTENSE EMOTION." — BookLife by Publishers WeeklyIn warm, eloquent prose, Kerk Murray shares his dark moments as a teen and young adult while telling a beautiful story of love and forgiveness through his relationships with a few four-legged furry heroes. Giving Kerk a new purpose, their role in his redemption inspired him to founding The Lexi's Legacy Foundation, an animal advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has provided care to over 500 abused animals and raised over $100,000 in donations and services for animal rescue organizations across the world.As a tribute to the dogs in Kerk's life, 100% of the book's proceeds will be donated toward the nonprofit's mission to end animal suffering.

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Pawprints On Our Hearts is a soul-stirring coming-of-age memoir unpacking the journey we experience alongside the animals we love—from forging the unbreakable bonds of friendship to relishing the nostalgia of time passed too quickly. Together scaling the mountaintops of love and courageously descending into the deepest sorrows of loss. Discovering the purpose of our lives as we pause to revel in those extraordinary moments—the ones that changed us forever, leaving behind who we were so that we could arrive at who we were meant to be.

You'll laugh and cry as you reminisce, connecting once more to the joys of loving and being loved by your animal companion. More importantly, you'll never be the same again.

How could you be?

Learning what it means to be human is the story of us all. But luckily, we have help along the way from these beautiful creatures who set the bar high and redefine what love ought to be.

Embracing What Remains

Author: Andrea Couture

Category: Biography

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Deal starts: January 18, 2023

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AlzAuthors.com recommended book******Finalist in Next Generation Indie Book Awards***

Andrea struggles to mourn a man who is still alive as she witnesses her father decline into the depths of Alzheimer’s.

Denial and devastation color her life when she learns her father, Richard, a recently retired surgeon, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 67. Her dream to grow closer with him is crushed as the reality of his disease is fully realized. Andrea, a mother of three young children, learns to balance motherhood with daughterhood as she grapples to accept her father’s fate. Andrea rides an unpredictable wave of tears, frustration, laughter, irony, and surprising joy as she and her family navigate the ups and downs of a disease that steals memories all the while providing hope from the lasting ones that remain.