An Abbreviated Life

The drama of her journey proves to be as exhilarating as it is painful and, ultimately, emancipating. An Abbreviated Life heralds the arrival of a fearless new voice in the literary firmament.

An Abbreviated Life

“Sometimes, a child is born to a parent who can’t be a parent, and, like a seedling in the shade, has to grow toward a distant sun. Ariel Leve’s spare and powerful memoir will remind us that family isn’t everything—kindness and nurturing are.” —Gloria Steinem Ariel Leve grew up in Manhattan with an eccentric mother she describes as “a poet, an artist, a selfappointed troublemaker and attention seeker.” Leve learned to become her own parent, taking care of herself and her mother’s needs. There would be uncontrolled, impulsive rages followed with denial, disavowed responsibility, and then extreme outpourings of affection. How does a child learn to feel safe in this topsyturvy world of conditional love? Leve captures the chaos and lasting impact of a child’s life under siege and explores how the coping mechanisms she developed to survive later incapacitated her as an adult. There were material comforts, but no emotional safety, except for summer visits to her father’s home in South East Asia-an escape that was terminated after he attempted to gain custody. Following the death of a loving caretaker, a succession of replacements raised Leve-relationships which resulted in intense attachment and loss. It was not until decades later, when Leve moved to other side of the world, that she could begin to emancipate herself from the past. In a relationship with a man who has children, caring for them yields a clarity of what was missing. In telling her haunting story, Leve seeks to understand the effects of chronic psychological maltreatment on a child’s developing brain, and to discover how to build a life for herself that she never dreamed possible: An unabbreviated life.

A Radiant Life

But even if you say nothing but good things about the people in your memoir,
even if its tone is positive and humorous ... of picking and choosing, and the
person who's doing the writing is an abbreviated version of the whole person in
real life.

A Radiant Life

Writings from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Are You Somebody?, on topics from Catholicism to feminism to Irish American culture, and more. Curious and funny, tender and scathing, Nuala O’Faolain’s columns in the Irish Times were never less than trenchant and always passionate. Through the prism of casual, everyday encounters, O’Faolain digs into her subjects in ways that transcend topicality. Taken together, her years of commentary form a historical narrative, a chronicle of Ireland’s transformation by one of its sharpest observers and canniest critics. Covering a vast array of subjects, A Radiant Life includes more than seventy entries, showcasing the unequivocal voice of Nuala O’Faolain, hailed by Irish Times literary editor Fintan O’Toole as “one of the greatest columnists to ever inhabit the English language.” “O’Faolain . . . writes with such precision and individuality that she could make the copy on the back of a cornflakes packet compelling.” —The Guardian on Almost There

My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman

Puah Rakovsky's book of memoirs, Zikhroynes fun a yidisher revolutsionerin,3
was precisely that—the saga of a life filled ... An abbreviated version was
published in Hebrew, translated by David Kalai under the title Lo Nikhnati [I did
not Yield] ...

My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman

Autobiography of Puah Rakovsky, who broke from traditional upbringng to become a professional educator, Zionist activist, and feminist leader in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Poland.

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

Bequest and betrayal: Memoirs of a parent's death. ... A complex sorrow:
Reflections on cancer and an abbreviated life. Philadelphia:Temple University
Press. Parini, J. (1998, July 10). The memoir versus the novel in a time of
transition.

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

What is interpersonal communication? Is it limited to interaction between two people? Does it only involve personal relationships? Does it go beyond face-to-face interactions? Can it take place in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, a health practitioner's office, or online? This fully revised Third Edition of the Handbook of Interpersonal Communication addresses these and other fundamental yet pivotal questions, offering graduate students and faculty interested in the study of interpersonal communication an important, state-of-the-art reference work. Providing a complete course of study, the Handbook includes the following units: Basic Issues and Approaches; Perspectives on Inquiry; Fundamental Units; Processes and Functions; and Interpersonal Contexts.

Memoirs of a Peeress Or The Days of Fox

The excitements of civilized life have since been doubled , and the affairs of
public life quadrupled . ... the balaam of life abolished ; hills are levelled , roads
shortened , chancery suits curtailed , even whist itself abbreviated ; every thing is
less ...

Memoirs of a Peeress  Or  The Days of Fox


I Hear Their Voices

A Veterinary Memoir Irving Pudalov. TWO DOGS ... Unfortunately, dogs have an
abbreviated life span compared to humans, but we have always managed to eke
out at least fifteen years of devotion and pleasure from each of them. Our dogs ...

I Hear Their Voices

A remarkable biography depicting the extraordinarily intense drama of a veterinarian's life on the prairie. I Hear Their Voices is an exciting, compelling, multilayered memoir that captures the heart and soul of the American spirit.

Butterfly in a Net

Memoir of a Maze Virginia Fisher Yaffe ... the acronym for selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors. After hearing a much abbreviated life story, he agreed that
this would be a good plan. Dr. Scott offered therapy in conjunction with the
medication ...

Butterfly in a Net

Virginia Fisher Yaffe is an ex-English teacher, ex-book reviewer and mother of three who has written a book about her lifelong battle against anxiety and depression. In a manner that is both hilarious and horrifying, she explains all that she has gone through in order to beat the demons that ruled her life until recently. It is written in the form of a memoir, and while the book's tone is serious, there is a certain amount of self-deprecation that manages to add levity to an otherwise sad subject. It is the book she wishes had been available to her in her younger years when this was a disease in the closet. Now that we know how many millions of North Americans struggle with anxiety and depression, this is a must-read for sufferers, their families and all who face obstacles of any size or shape. It shows how an ordinary person tries, falls down, picks herself back up and keeps on trying to get well. Written without self-pity, and with keen insight, the author grabs the readers' interest and never lets go.

Reading and Writing Cancer How Words Heal

On the historic role played not only by Rose Kushner's memoir but also by Betty
Rollins's First, You Cry, see Barron H. Lerner, ... 70 Marianne A. Paget, A
Complex Sorrow: Reflections on Cancer and an Abbreviated Life (Philadelphia:
Temple ...

Reading and Writing Cancer  How Words Heal

An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist. Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease. From a writer whose own memoir, Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, was described by the New York Times Book Review as “moving and instructive…and incredibly brave,” this volume opens a path to healing.

About My Life and the Kept Woman

A Memoir John Rechy ... wearing an abbreviated toga and sandals, leaned
against two abandoned boards of wood, and with my arms linked over them,
converted them into a cross, whereupon my father in the play lamented: “Look!

About My Life and the Kept Woman

The long-awaited memoir by “one of the few original American writers of the last century” is a testament to the power of self-acceptance (Gore Vidal). John Rechy, author of City of Night and The Sexual Outlaw, has always known discrimination. Raised Mexican-American in El Paso, Texas, at a time when Latino children were routinely segregated, Rechy was often assumed to be Anglo because of his light skin, and had his name “changed” for him by a teacher, from Juan to John. As he grew older—and as his fascination with the memory of a notorious kept woman in his childhood deepened—Rechy became aware that his differences lay not just in his heritage, but in his sexuality. While he performed the roles expected of him by others—the authoritarians in the US Army during the Korean War, the bigoted relatives of his Anglo college classmates, or the men and women who wanted him to be something he was not—he never allowed them to define him. The “riveting” story of a life that bears witness to some of the most riotous changes of the past century, About My Life and the Kept Woman is as much a portrait of intolerance as of an individual who defied it to forge his own path (The Advocate). “Rechy might be called the first bard of West Hollywood.” —The New York Times “A skillfully paced story . . . As a memoirist, Rechy is both participant and observer, and he segues as easily between narrative and exegesis as his younger self did between the lure of the wild streets and the embrace of his traditional family.” —Los Angeles Magazine

Memoirs of a Rebel Princess

22 Such comments reveal that, in presenting her life, her main aim is certainly not
to portray herself as a Muslim female ... In the preface and first chapter alone, we
are introduced by way of an abbreviated life story, not only to her grandmother, ...

Memoirs of a Rebel Princess

Memoirs of a princess of the Muslim princely state of Bhopal in central India.