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When Cecily prayed that God would teach her to really love people, she was hoping that the answer would be easy. She didn't expect to have her life turned upside down, her dreams shattered and her priorities rearranged. Just weeks after her prayer, Cecily's three year old son was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. It would be a difficult journey, and yet it would lead to real, gritty love.

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Diane Farr- star, veteran, and FunnyorDie.­com contributor-­always took for granted that she could love anybody she chose. But when she, a white woman, fell in love with a Korean-­American man, she quickly learned a tough lesson: When it comes to navigating the landscape of interracial love in America today . . . you’re going to step on some landmines. At turns introspective and outrageous, is Farr’s unapologetic-­often hilarious-­look at the complexities of interracial/ethnic/religious/what-­have-­you love, told through the lens of her own experience of dating, marrying, and creating a family with someone from a race and culture different from her own. Along the way, she exposes the many ways in which prejudice rears its ugly head-­whether subtly or overtly-­when you dare to love “outside the lines,­” and she shares the stories of other multiracial couples from different corners of the U.­S. who have made a similar leap. tackles love, family, and prejudice head-­on. With sharp wit and deft . . .

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Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on his amazing life in, offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-­granddaughter. Writing for all who admire his example and who search for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, this American icon shares his thoughts on love, faith, courage, and the future. Poitier draws upon the perspective and wisdom gained from his memories as a poor boy in the Bahamas, his experience of racism coming to the United States, falling in love and raising a family, breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era, achieving stardom and success in Hollywood, and being a diplomat and humanitarian. He reflects on the deepest questions and the significant passages of his life, . . .

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At thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a world of pain and abuse, struggling to survive as a child with no responsible adults to support her. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. It took time and incredible resilience, but ?­nally, with the help of a local church community, she broke free of her pimp and her past. Three years later, Lloyd arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nonprofit—GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services—to meet the needs of other girls with her history. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation's most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations. In, Lloyd reveals the dark, secretive world of her past in stunning cinematic detail. And, with great humanity, she lovingly shares the stories of . . .

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The sequel to Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series When twenty-­two-­year-­old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-­class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, . . .

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According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-­eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.

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For Kate Green, nothing was as important as the happiness and well-­being of her two little boys, Reef and Finn, and her loving husband, St. John, known as “Singe.­” They had a wonderfully happy family life in Somerset, England. But then tragedy struck—Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer that couldn’t be cured. During her last few days, Kate created what she called Mum’s List. With Singe’s help she wrote down her thoughts, dreams, and wishes, trying to help the man she loved create the best life for their sons after she was gone. reveals Kate’s passionate nature, her free spirit, and even her sense of humor. The list became Singe’s rock as he turned to it again and again for strength and inspiration. Her instructions were simple—items like “look for four-­leaf clovers” and “always say what you truly mean”—but the effect they had on Singe, Reef, and Finn was incredibly profound. Singe’s lesson to readers everywhere is that a list like Mum’s List can change your life—and you don’t . . .

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Kelly Oxford is . . .­A wunderkind producer of pirated stage productions for six-­year-­oldsNot the queen of the worldAn underage schnitzel-­house dishwasherThe kid who stood up to a bully and almost passed out from the resulting adrenaline rushA born salesmanCapable of willing her eyesight to be 20/20That girl who peed her pants in the gas station that one timeTotally an expert on strep throatIncapable of making Leonardo DiCaprio her boyfriendA writerA certified therapy assistant who heals with Metallica mixtapes"­Not fat enough to be super snuggly.­" --­Bea, age fourNot above using raspberry-­studded Sh*t to get out of a speeding ticket"­Bitingly funny. But everybody knows that.­" --­Roger EbertSad that David Copperfield doesn't own a falconA terrible liar

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Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child.­"

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