The End of Normal
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The End of Normal


  • Author: Stephanie Madoff Mack
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 9233491 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller, the explosive and heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff When the news of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme broke, no one was more shocked than the members of his own family. Before then, Madoff’s son, Mark, and daughter- in-law, Stephanie, had built an idyllic life. Yet, while Mark’s thriving business was entirely separate from his father’s now notorious fund, he and Stephanie found themselves in the eye of the storm—and grappling with their own sense of betrayal. Mark refused to see or speak to his parents, and on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, he hanged himself. Left to raise her children as a single mother, Stephanie tells the real sto...

The Other Side of Normal

The Other Side of Normal


  • Author: Jordan Smoller
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 4806674 Bytes


In this enthralling work of popular science, respected Harvard psychiatrist Jordan Smoller addresses one of humankind’s most enduring and perplexing questions: What does it mean to be “normal?” In The Other Side of Normal, Smoller explores the biological component of normalcy, revealing the hidden side of our everyday behaviors—why we love what we love and fear what we fear. Other bestselling works of neurobiology and the mind have focused on mental illness and abnormal behaviors—like the Oliver Sacks classic, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat—but The Other Side of Normal is an eye-opening, thought-provoking, utterly fascinating and totally accessible exploration of the universals of human experience. It will change forever our under...

Normal Life
Score: 3
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Normal Life


  • Author : Dean Spade
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822374794


Normal Life Book Description :

Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that...

The Normal Life

The Normal Life


  • Author : Edward Thomas Devine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1917
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B266504


The Normal Life Book Description :

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A Normal Life

A Normal Life


  • Author : Kim Rich
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781943328512


A Normal Life Book Description :

In her critically acclaimed first book, Johnny’s Girl, Kim Rich presented the story of her unconventional childhood as the daughter of an Alaskan mobster and a troubled showgirl. This new memoir picks up where Johnny’s Girl left off, retelling the story of the author’s nearly lifelong pursuit to live what she thought to be “a normal life.” Rich tugs at your heartstrings as you follow her journey toward normalcy, from her teen years, freshly orphaned, through her high school years spent couch-surfing at local families’ homes, then through her itinerant college years, a failed first marriage, and a rising career as a journalist. Through frank and down-to-earth storytelling, Rich also tells of her grandfather’s kidnapping, a frightening he...

The Normal Life

The Normal Life


  • Author : Edward Thomas Devine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1917
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B266504


The Normal Life Book Description :

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A Nearly Normal Life
Score: 2
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A Nearly Normal Life


  • Author : Charles L. Mee
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316400589


A Nearly Normal Life Book Description :

In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated into a shadow of its former self. He had been stricken with spinal polio. When he emerged from the grip of the disease, he was confronted with a life change so enormous that it challenged all he had believed in & forced him, despite his young age, to redefine himself. His once stereotypically normal life, filled with baseball & swimming pools & dreams of girls, had been irreversibly altered. He was almost the same person he had been; he was nearly normal. His moving personal narrative is a textured portrait of life in the fifties - a ...

A Nearly Normal Life
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A Nearly Normal Life


  • Author : Charles L. Mee
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316400589


A Nearly Normal Life Book Description :

In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated into a shadow of its former self. He had been stricken with spinal polio. When he emerged from the grip of the disease, he was confronted with a life change so enormous that it challenged all he had believed in & forced him, despite his young age, to redefine himself. His once stereotypically normal life, filled with baseball & swimming pools & dreams of girls, had been irreversibly altered. He was almost the same person he had been; he was nearly normal. His moving personal narrative is a textured portrait of life in the fifties - a ...

A Normal Life

A Normal Life


  • Author : Aura Angel
  • Publisher : Memoirs Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909544673


A Normal Life Book Description :

Parental love was in short supply when Aura Angel was growing up, in a household where there was so little money that her parents would burn the floorboards of their council house to keep warm in winter. Her father would beat her at the slightest excuse, and when he left home her mother took over, using brooms and kitchen implements to make sure the blows hurt. Her mother’s conflicts with authority led Aura (not her real name) to eight schools and more than 20 homes before finally, at 12 years old, she marched into the local Social Services offices and asked them to take care of her. Her troubles were far from over; an abortion at 16 followed and two children by fathers who badly let her down. Yet now, in her forties, she is at peace with herself. ...