In This Together

Author: Ann Romney
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250083999
Size: 15.53 MB
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When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life. Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. "As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it," he told her. And Ann thought, "But I'll be the one in the wheelchair." A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives. From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances. "A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I've been given hope on this journey."

In This Together

Author: Ann Romney
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250083975
Size: 20.17 MB
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In this heartfelt memoir, Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts, bestselling author, and founder and global ambassador of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, will talk candidly about her journey with MS. She will share details from her initial diagnosis in 1998, through the highs and lows of her treatment to the sources of faith that gave her strength and ultimately transformed her life and that of her family. She'll share the wisdom of others who have touched her life and inspired her to make what has been an astounding recovery. Author's proceeds from the book will be donated to the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Patched Together

Author: Brennan Manning
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434700992
Size: 19.17 MB
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"Patched Together is a very special story to me. It is, in many ways, my story..." These words begin this rich story from Brennan Manning, the beloved author of The Ragamuffin Gospel. Follow the character Willie Juan, a lonely boy who finds belonging in the eyes of the mysterious Man of Sorrows, through three distinct seasons of his life: morning, noon, and night. Each season is filled with memorable characters, significant wounds, and lingering questions. More than a charming tale, Patched Together is a remarkable story in which readers will see themselves. Willie Juan and readers alike will be connected by the thread that ties all the patches together—the everlasting truth that in the end, only Abba's love remains.

Aspies Alone Together

Author: Elaine M Day
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1496002407
Size: 14.28 MB
Format: PDF
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The autobiography of Elaine Day, a woman who grew up with undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome and a survival guide she has created for other women on the spectrum. Not just for those learning about AS as adults, this guide is helpful to any woman suffering from AS and describes some of the differences between men and women with Asperger Syndrome.

Go Down Together

Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471105753
Size: 16.75 MB
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From the moment they first cut a swathe of crime across 1930s America, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker have been glamorised in print, on screen and in legend. The reality of their brief and catastrophic lives is very different -- and far more fascinating. Combining exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material, author Jeff Guinn tells the real story of two youngsters from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Thanks in great part to surviving relatives of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who provided Guinn with access to never-before-published family documents and photographs, this book reveals the truth behind the myth, told with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a master storyteller.

Gather Together In My Name

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588369239
Size: 13.24 MB
Format: PDF
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In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves. From the Hardcover edition.

Patched Together

Author: Brennan Manning
Publisher: Kingsway Communications Limited
ISBN: 143470047X
Size: 18.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Have you ever felt the loneliness that overwhelms the soul - the longing to be loved and truly accepted? In this rich parable, a sad boy named Willie Juan finds belonging in the eyes of the mysterious Man of Sorrows. But as Willie Juan grows into a man, he discovers great success in the world, and loses what matters most. "In the end, only one thing remains - Abba's love." More than a charming tale, Patched Together is the parable of a man broken and restored, a man who is healing even as he embraces the beauty of his scars. This is a story in which you will see yourself, see hope in darkness - and see the joyful Man of Sorrows who calls you home.