Author: Natasha Friend

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571318015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 232

View: 1587


Depicting with humor and insight the pressure to be outwardly perfect, this novel for ages 10-13 shows how one girl develops compassion for her own and others’ imperfections. For 13-year-old Isabelle Lee, whose father has recently died, everything's normal on the outside. Isabelle describes the scene at school with bemused accuracy--the self-important (but really not bad) English teacher, the boy that is constantly fixated on Ashley Barnum, the prettiest girl in class, and the dynamics of the lunchroom, where tables are turf in a all-eyes-open awareness of everybody's relative social position. But everything is not normal, really. Since the dealth of her father, Isabelle's family has only functioned on the surface. Her mother, who used to take care of herself, now wears only lumpy, ill-fitting clothes, cries all night, and has taken every picture of her dead husband and put them under her bed. Isabelle tries to make light of this, but the underlying tension is expressed in overeating and then binging. As the novel opens, Isabelle's little sister, April, has told their mother about Isabelle's problem. Isabelle is enrolled in group therapy. Who should show up there, too, but Ashley Barnum, the prettiest, most together girl in class.


Author: Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416983252

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 622

View: 1015


Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre, tell in their own voices of their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.

Present perfect

eine korpuslinguistische Analyse des englischen Perfekts mit Vermittlungsvorschlägen für den Sprachunterricht

Author: Norbert Schlüter

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823349495

Category: English language

Page: 374

View: 8118



Author: Harry Kraus

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863430

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6295


Wendi Stratford’s job as an accident reconstructionist is just one more enviable reflection of her ideal life. She’s got it all—perfect career, perfect looks, perfect husband, perfect home, perfect faith. There’s just one problem: it’s all a sham, right down to her bleached-blonde hair.So Wendi hatches an impulsive and exhilarating plan to break free of the lie she’s been living—only to watch her hopes die in a terrible accident. But as she sifts through the wreckage, Wendi comes to a shocking conclusion. This was no accident.The quest is on to learn the truth, but the truth could be deadly. And now someone is leaving Wendi clues at accident scenes, clues that could lead her straight into a killer’s hands. With her life on the line, Wendi must find strength in a faith that until now had been merely an accessory to her storybook life.With engaging characters swept into a millrace of mystery and suspense, Harry Kraus’ new novel is. . .perfect.

The Perfect Crime

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859840443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

View: 9416


In this book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: the 'murder' of reality. To solve the crime would be to unravel the social and technological processes by which reality has quite simply vanished under the deadly glare of media 'real time.' But Baudrillard is not merely intending to lament the disappearance of the real, an occurrence he recently described as 'the most important event of modern history,' nor even to meditate upon the paradoxes of reality and illusion, truth and its masks. The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: a penetrating examination of vital aspects of the social, political and cultural life of the 'advanced democracies' in the (very) late twentieth century. However, whether stripping away the layers of hypocrisy which surround our smug perceptions of the former Yugoslavia, or deploring the New European Order characterized by 'white fundamentalism, protectionism, discrimination and control', the moraliste is also the deft and disturbing social theorist. Where critics like McLuhan once exposed the alienating consequences of 'the medium', Baudrillard lays bare the depredatory effects of an oppressive transparency on our social lives, of a relentless positivity on our critical faculties, and of a withering 'high definition' on our very sense of reality.

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Author: O-rgyan-ʼjigs-med-chos-kyi-dbaṅ-po (Dpal-sprul),Patrul Rinpoche

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780761990277

Category: Religion

Page: 457

View: 3237


A favorite of Tibetans and recommended by the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist teachers, this practical guide to inner transformation introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions.


Author: Judith McNaught

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671795538

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 9253


Overcoming a turbulent childhood, lovely Hillary Spencer finds romance with the man of her dreams in a most unlikely place


Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008125147

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2407


The thrilling, shocking and romantic sequel to the bestselling YA debut FLAWED is finally here. When we embrace all our flaws, that’s when we can finally become PERFECT...

Perfect Peace

A Novel

Author: Daniel Black

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429991445

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7178


The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family's attempt to grapple with their mother's desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

Perfect Donors

Author: Catherina Luengo

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842329989


Page: 328

View: 3289


Dr. Mike Andrews, ein junger, aufstrebender Wissenschaftler befindet sich in einer tiefen Krise: versehentlich hat er eine E-Mail an seinen Chef erhalten, die eindeutig belegt, dass sein Arbeitgeber, ein Gobal Player fur genetische Forschung und Entwicklung, im grossen Stil Handel mit Organen von Kriegsopfern aus Spannungsgebieten betreibt - obwohl die Firma nach aussen hin vorgibt, diese Organe aus Zellen zu zuchten. Naiv, aber mutig stellt er seinen Chef, Dr. Arthur Paulus, zur Rede - eine Tat, die katastrophale Folgen nach sich zieht. Dr. Paulus muss Mike beseitigen, und dazu ist ihm jedes Mittel recht. Ohne die morderischen Plane seines Chefs zu erahnen, wird Mike in die Kampfgebiete des Sudan geschickt und entkommt dort nur knapp Gefangenschaft und Tod. Als er nach einer wilden Odyssee endlich wieder nach Hause kommt, hat ihn seine Verlobte verlassen und ihm wird ein Mord untergeschoben. Von der Polizei gesucht, verliert er seine Kreditwurdigkeit und seine Wohnung. Auf seiner rasanten Flucht taucht er schliesslich als mittelloser Obdachloser unter. Da begegnet ihm zufalligerweise eine attraktive junge Krankenschwester, die er bereits im Sudan kennen gelernt hat. Aus anfanglicher heftiger Ablehnung und Antipathie der jungen Frau entwickelt sich jedoch im Lauf der Zeit eine intensive Liebesbeziehung. Von jetzt an lasst Paulus beide jagen. Auf der Flucht vor ihren erbarmungslosen Verfolgern gelangen die beiden schliesslich in eine geheimnisvolle Anlage des Grosskonzerns - und machen dort eine grauenhafte Entdeckung von unglaublicher Tragweite fur die gesamte Menschheit. Am Ende geraten sie in ein Inferno aus todlichen Gefahren, Verfolgung und Verrat, aus dem es kein Entrinnen zu geben schei


Author: PC McCullough

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452060637

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 8215


When her struggles to save a twenty-plus year marriage fail, Miranda Grant finds herself single for the first time in her adult life. On the very day of her divorce, she is swept off her feet by someone she is sure holds the key to her happiness. They begin an affair that is fueled by passion and filled with secrecy. When a would-be romantic weekend ends in disaster, the affair takes a turn for the worse and eventually ends. Broken, lonely, and confused, and sure that a man’s love is the key to happiness, Miranda sets out on a course that is riddled with disaster and self-destruction. Blind dates, dance-club pickups and on-line dating, she experiences every genre of single life. Each more disappointing than the other, she eventually breaks away from the dating scene and escapes into herself. But has she pushed too hard? Is it too late for Miranda to find peace and contentment? Set in contemporary Connecticut, Perfect is filled with local flavor and believable characters, situations, adventures, and challenges. It is a story of love, loss, passion, doubt, growth, and pleasure—all presented with a flair that will draw the reader in and hold their interest throughout.

When Perfect Isn't Good Enough

Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism

Author: Martin M. Antony,Richard P. Swinson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 157224559X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 291

View: 8970


This fully revised and updated edition of a best-selling classic offers the latest research and treatment methods - including cutting-edge acceptance-based strategies from a cognitive behavioural perspective, as well as the latest on medications - for readers who dread making mistakes and feel that nothing they do is quite good enough to help them overcome their need to be perfect. This book explores the nature of perfectionism and offers a step-by-step program of cognitive-behavioural and acceptance-based strategies from a cognitive behavioural perspective to overcome the problem. It includes an explanation of the causes and characteristics of perfectionism and shows you how to assess the impact that it has on your life. The book offers tips on dealing with others who are perfectionists. Exercises help challenge unrealistic expectations and work on specific areas where perfectionism is a problem.

Perfect - Für immer verführt

Author: Jessica Clare


ISBN: 3732549836

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 9927


Perfect Passion - Verführt: Prinzessin Alexandra ist Thronerbin eines kleinen europäischen Landes. Zu ihrem Leidwesen wird jeder Schritt, den sie macht, genau überwacht. Doch als ihr Schwarm, der Schauspieler Luke Houston, in die Stadt kommt, stiehlt sie sich davon, um ihn zu treffen ... Perfect Touch - Für immer: Endlich ist er da, der große Tag! Morgen werden Hunter und Gretchen heiraten. Doch bei den beiden liegen die Nerven blank. Und dann folgt plötzlich Katastrophe auf Katastrophe. Jemand will die Hochzeit sabotieren! Zwei sinnliche Kurzromane aus der Perfect-Welt - ein bezauberndes Prequel zur Serie Perfect Passion und das große Finale von Perfect Touch NEW YORK TIMES- und USA TODAY-Bestseller-Autorin

Perfect Copy

Die zweite Schöpfung

Author: Andreas Eschbach

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401801686

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 248

View: 5474


Ein kubanischer Wissenschaftler hat zugegeben, vor 16 Jahren zusammen mit einem deutschen Mediziner einen Menschen geklont zu haben. Nun sucht alle Welt nach dem Klon. Und der Vater des 16jährigen Wolfgang kannte den Kubaner. Als eine große Boulevardzeitung mit Wolfgangs Foto und der Schlagzeile "Ist er der deutsche Klon?" auf der Titelseite erscheint, bricht die Hölle los ...

Perfect Friendship

Studies in Literature and Moral Philosophy from Boccaccio to Corneille

Author: Ullrich Langer

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600000383

Category: Amitié dans la littérature

Page: 273

View: 3523


A Perfect Moral Storm

The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195379446

Category: Nature

Page: 489

View: 9076


Climate change is a global problem that is predominantly an intergenerational conflict, and which takes place in a setting where our ethical impulses are weak. This "perfect moral storm" poses a profound challenge to humanity. This book explains how the "perfect storm" metaphor makes sense of our current malaise, and why a better ethics can help see our way out.

Forget Perfect

Author: Lisa Earle McLeod,JoAnn Swan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101153482

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3582


Millions of women across America have had it up to here with trying to have it all-while never finding the time to appreciate what is right in front of them. This engaging new book from a fresh new voice reminds women of the wonderful life choices they have already made, and helps them to figure out where they want to go from here. It offers all women, of all ages, a chance to rewrite their "to-do" list, and put themselves at the top. Forget Perfect is a smart and funny look at how trying to be perfect actually gets in the way of happiness, and how letting go of being perfect means raising standards to live life to the fullest and appreciate the things that really matter.

A Perfect Fit

Author: Luther Wright,Karen Hunter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439195102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5220


FORMER NBA STAR LUTHER WRIGHT SHARES HIS HARROWING AND UPLIFTING JOURNEY OF FINDING GOD—AND HIMSELF—WHEN HE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE. Luther Wright had the life hoop dreams are made of. A first-round NBA draft pick for the Utah Jazz, he was a rookie on a team with basketball legends Karl Malone and John Stockton. He had money, women, cars, and a luxurious bachelor pad overlooking Salt Lake City. But within a year, ravaged by drugs and unable to cope with life as an NBA star, he was homeless, broke and addicted to crack cocaine. Wright never wanted to play basketball, yet standing more than seven feet tall even as a boy, he thought he had no choice. In this heartrending memoir, he writes candidly about the self-destructive spiral he found himself on after neglecting his passions to pursue the dreams of others. After years of living on the streets, he finally found a gift greater than anything his millions could have bought him—God. Today, Wright offers a simple message: believe in yourself, follow your dreams, and only then will you find your Perfect Fit.

Perfect Form

Variational Principles, Methods, and Applications in Elementary Physics

Author: Don Stephen Lemons

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691026633

Category: Science

Page: 117

View: 8963


All natural curves and shapes, and many artificial ones, manifest such "perfect form" because physical principles can be expressed as a statement requiring some important physical quantity to be mathematically maximum, minimum, or stationary.