A Wild and Precious Life

Edie found love again, marrying Judith Kasen-Windsor in 2016. A Wild and Precious Life is remarkable portrait of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the twentieth century, and the rise of LGBT activism.

Author: Joshua Lyon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250195142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 532

DOWNLOAD →

A lively, intimate memoir from a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in the 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism. "Brash, funny and brave." —NPR “A captivating and inspiring story of a queer woman who believed in her right to take up space and be seen.”—BuzzFeed "Windsor’s story fighting for what she believed in is one that will leave readers inspired." —NBC OUT Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie’s favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US. Beloved by the LGBTQ community, Edie embraced her new role as an icon; she had already been living an extraordinary and groundbreaking life for decades. In this memoir, which she began before passing away in 2017 and completed by her co-writer, Edie recounts her childhood in Philadelphia, her realization that she was a lesbian, and her active social life in Greenwich Village's electrifying underground gay scene during the 1950s. Edie was also one of a select group of trailblazing women in computing, working her way up the ladder at IBM and achieving their highest technical ranking while developing software. In the early 1960s Edie met Thea, an expat from a Dutch Jewish family that fled the Nazis, and a widely respected clinical psychologist. Their partnership lasted forty-four years, until Thea died in 2009. Edie found love again, marrying Judith Kasen-Windsor in 2016. A Wild and Precious Life is remarkable portrait of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the twentieth century, and the rise of LGBT activism.

A Wild and Precious Life

Wren Handman. CHANGE COMES EASY TO SOME . A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE BY WREN HANDMAN A Wild and Precious Life Wren Handman. Front Cover.

Author: Wren Handman

Publisher: Wandering Roots

ISBN: 9780995281042

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page:

View: 252

DOWNLOAD →

"I have never smelled a boy like him. He smells like wolf, yes, but not like I do; nor like the littermates and pack mates whom I left behind. There is something… wild in him, something I have never smelled before. And because I do not understand it, I am afraid." Fleeing her werewolf family’s oppressive desires for her future, Taisiya leaves Russia and comes to America, where she finds something completely unexpected – a new kind of werewolf, a teenager raised as a human and Changed just a year ago. Together Taisiya and Owen learn what it means to be a wolf, what it means to be human, and how to balance those things against the demands of home and family. Hearts are tangled and relationships threatened, and Taisiya must fight her Pack, the rules they’ve hammered into her, and her deep longing for the simplest thing of all: freedom.

A Wild and Precious Life

A Wild and Precious Life sprang from my own recovery from my father's premature death due to alcoholism in 2005. Eight years later, and still suffering from grief (though I wasn't really aware of it at the time), I found myself phoning ...

Author: Lily Dunn

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783529667

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 867

DOWNLOAD →

Featuring a foreword by Will Self We’ll all experience recovery at some point in our lives, whether from addiction, physical illness, mental health issues or loss. Many of us heal, and we may discover ways to live with our changed selves, to reclaim a life. We may find a new voice, or unearth a voice that has been submerged. Vitally, recovery can mean community. This anthology – which grew out of a small creative writing class run by Lily Dunn at Hackney Recovery Service, and was later broadened into a nationwide call for submissions by Dunn and her teaching partner, Zoe Gilbert – represents a community of writers: new, unheard voices alongside emerging and established authors. Theirs are stories from the dark back alleys, the deep crevices of the mind, and from the wild, ecstatic heights of life before, during and after recovery. These are voices that urgently need to be heard, in all their variety.

Wild and Precious Life

and thankfully she is living and loving her girls at the writing of this book.) On January 9, Gary's brother ... Without this law, we wouldn't even have 5P_Ziegler_Wild and Precious_AT.indd 309 8/29/16 12:08 PM Wild and Precious Life 309.

Author: Deborah Ziegler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501128530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 408

DOWNLOAD →

Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard—a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor—this touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter’s spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year of life as she chose her right to die with dignity, a journey that inspired millions. "Brittany’s story…will have a ready audience, and Deborah’s frank account of their struggles will be comforting to others facing this difficult decision" (Booklist). In this poignant, powerful book, Deborah Ziegler makes good on the promise she made to her only child: that she would honor her daughter and carry forward her legacy by sharing their story and offering hope, empowerment, and inspiration to the growing tens of millions of people who are struggling with end-of-life issues.

Your One Wild and Precious Life

Old age is not just about the bare bones of managing the practicalities of your life. As you near the end of life, you are confronted with its fundamental dilemma – that eventually your one wild and precious life will come to an end ...

Author: Maureen Gaffney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241988787

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

View: 601

DOWNLOAD →

SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 Once you've got a few decades on the clock, life can seem sort of cross-roadsy. Once you're no longer thinking of yourself as 'young', you may be looking back, thinking 'How did I get here?' And also looking ahead, wondering: 'What do I do now?' This realization that neither time nor choices are limitless is both daunting and exciting. This is the moment to take stock and figure out how to make the best of every precious moment of the rest of your life. And to develop the tools to be able to do so again and again. Your One Wild and Precious Life is an eye-opening account of this surprisingly liberating process. Using the latest ground-breaking research, leading psychologist Maureen Gaffney has written an inspiring and practical guide for getting to grips with time. Taking the key stages of our life - from infancy to old age - she explores what we learn at each stage. And, crucially, she explains how, no matter what has happened in the past, and what age you are, you can find a better route forward. Your One Wild and Precious Life is both profound and reassuring. It will transform your thinking, connect you with who you truly are and help you to reclaim control over your life. Crucially, it will empower you to face the future with optimism. It is a book to fundamentally alter your relationship with time and show you that every age can be your best age. 'A profound, important work; simultaneously wise, instructive and a love letter to humanity' IRISH TIMES

Your One Wild and Precious Life

midway through your life, or are starting to see the end of the tunnel, each chapter is offered to provide some light as you reflect on your life, find your calling, and so enjoy your one wild, precious life.

Author: Mark-David Janus, CSP, PhD

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587688003

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 324

DOWNLOAD →

Reflections on different facets of vocation, offered in the hope that they may provide some light as you reflect on your life and find your calling.

This One Wild and Precious Life

And then, in the final chapters, we arrive at what I hope will be – for we are yet to get there – a new level of radical, determined kind of hope and a blueprint for living – really living – our one wild precious life that we've been ...

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062963185

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 445

DOWNLOAD →

As seen in USA Today's hottest releases and The Washington Post's 10 New Books Spotlight “Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.” — ELIZABETH GILBERT Wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life. New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW. Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection—from one another, from our true values, from joy, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us—that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy and the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and her personal journey, Wilson offers a hopeful path forward to the life we love. En route, she shows us how to wake up and reconnect with life using “wild practices” that include: · Hike. Embrace the “walking cure” as great minds throughout history have. · Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily. · #Buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life. · Become a soul nerd. Light up your intellect with the arts. · Get “full-fat spiritual”. Have an active practice and use it to change the world. · Practice wild activism. Through sustained, non-violent protest we can create our better world. The time has come to boldly, wildly imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and to find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?

Wild and Precious Life

In this poignant, powerful book, Deborah Ziegler makes good on the promise she made to her only child: that she would honor her daughter and carry forward her legacy by sharing their story and offering hope, empowerment, and inspiration to ...

Author: Deborah Ziegler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501128523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 815

DOWNLOAD →

"At the age of 29, Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. This was not, however, the end of her journey, but the beginning. Brittany's struggle to accept the diagnosis, and choose a path toward death, led eventually to the decision to take her own life before it could be taken from her. And on November 1, 2014, Brittany did just that. The video she posted on YouTube weeks before her death introduced twenty million viewers to her story, which is now told in full by her mother. In this poignant, powerful book, Deborah Ziegler makes good on the promise she made to her only child: that she would honor her daughter and carry forward her legacy by sharing their story and offering hope, empowerment, and inspiration to the growing tens of millions of people who are struggling with end-of-life issues. Wild and Precious Life is not a book about death-~it is a book about a life well lived. What emerges in this compassionate and lyrical text is an unforgettable story of how, while we can't control the hand fate delivers, we can decide how we play that hand. It is also a thoughtful exploration of America's ongoing debate about the right to die and, most importantly, a touching tribute to the enduring power of a mother and daughter's love."--Jacket.

Your One Wild and Precious Life

This book is a series of reflections offered for people at all stages of life, whether considering one's life-path for the first time or seeking renewed direction after an already full life."--Publisher's website.

Author: Mark-David Janus

Publisher:

ISBN: 080915420X

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 981

DOWNLOAD →

"Vocation comes from a Latin word which means calling in the sense that we are 'called' to do something, we are 'called' to be someone. From the Christian perspective, the one doing the 'calling' is God. What do we feel we are called to do with our life? Who is the person we are called to be? ... No one else can answer the question of your vocation but you. This book is a series of reflections offered for people at all stages of life, whether considering one's life-path for the first time or seeking renewed direction after an already full life."--Publisher's website.

This Is Mexico

SECTION ONE ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —MARY OLIVER WHERE WE WAKE UP TO THE REVOLUTION AND MEET EL. SECTION 1: ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE.

Author: Carol M. Merchasin

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631529634

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 751

DOWNLOAD →

This Is Mexico is a collection of essays on the often magical and mysterious—and sometimes heartrending—workings of everyday life in Mexico, written from the perspective of an American expatriate. By turns humorous and poignant, Merchasin provides an informed look at Mexican culture and history, exploring everything from healthcare, Mexican-style, to religious rituals; from the educational role of the telenovela to the cultural subtleties of the Spanish language. Written with a clear eye for details, a warm heart for Mexico, and a lively sense of humor, This Is Mexico is an insider's look at the joys, sorrows, and challenges of life in this complex country.