Two Eyes Are Never Enough

Sonya Huber’s memoir takes us behind the scenes in one of the most invisible professions in the United States: direct care.

Author: Sonya Huber

Publisher: Shebooks

ISBN: 9781940838366

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Sonya Huber’s memoir takes us behind the scenes in one of the most invisible professions in the United States: direct care. Huber went into the field of direct care work in mental health hoping to make a difference in the lives of teenagers, and planning for a career in social work. What she encountered was startling and revealing—dangerous and unhealthy conditions, poverty wages, and work that took a heavy emotional toll. Melding reporting with personal experiences, she searches for possible solutions for workers and clients alike, bringing to light a profession that serves our most vulnerable population with some of the most stressed-out workers. Humane and beautifully written, this memoir will make everyone stop and think about how we care for each other in this culture.

Writing after Retirement

Tips from Successful Retired Writers Carol Smallwood, Christine Redman-Waldeyer ... 17 Since our communiqué, she has published The Backwards Research Guide ...

Author: Carol Smallwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442238312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This anthology explores the many avenues would-be writers can take to initiate a career as a published author. It is filled with tips on how to write in a variety of genres and how to connect with other writers in his or her community. This book offers realistic advice that accurately portrays the challenges and obstacles aspiring writers face.

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives

Dr Michael Sala is a Lecturer in English and writing at the University of Newcastle, ... The Backwards Research Guide for Writers (Equinox Publications, ...

Author: Jo Parnell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352007190



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Creative Composition

Sonya Huber is the author of Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, Opa Nobody, and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers.

Author: Danita Berg

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093632

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not 'Can writing be taught?' but 'How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?'

Bodies of Truth

Ho'olaule'a, a collection of writing about the Pacific islands. ... The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, ...

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496203601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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“Medicine still contains an oral tradition, passed down in stories: the stories patients tell us, the ones we tell them, and the ones we tell ourselves,” writes contributor Madaline Harrison. Bodies of Truth continues this tradition through a variety of narrative approaches by writers representing all facets of health care. And, since all of us have been or will be touched by illness or disability—our own or that of a loved one—at some point in our lives, any reader of this anthology can relate to the challenges, frustrations, and pain—both physical and emotional—that the contributors have experienced. Bodies of Truth offers perspectives on a wide array of issues, from food allergies, cancer, and neurology to mental health, autoimmune disorders, and therapeutic music. These experiences are recounted by patients, nurses, doctors, parents, children, caregivers, and others who attempt to articulate the intangible human and emotional factors that surround life when it intersects with the medical field.

Going Om

SONYA HUBER is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, ... The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, ...

Author: Melissa Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781936740987

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

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With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, including Cheryl Strayed (author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Wild), Claire Dederer (author of national bestseller Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (author of The Accidental Buddhist), Neal Pollack (author of Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) and many others, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice. Unlike books on yoga that provide instruction on technique, Going Om is a unique collection of personal narratives from celebrated authors. This anthology of original material values the quality of writing over the authors’ flexibility. Ira Sukrungruang shares his heartbreaking struggle as a 375 pound yoga student discovering self-worth on his mat; Gloria Munoz explores the practice of stillness with lyrical elegance in the midst of her busy mind; Neal Pollack’s signature sarcasm leads to surprising turns at yoga class with his dad; Elizabeth Kadetsky uses yogic wisdom while coping with her mother’s devastating Alzheimer’s.

The Incredible Sestina Anthology

He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East ... The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, ...

Author: Daniel Nester

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781938912375

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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More than 800 years after its invention in medieval France, the sestina survives and thrives in English. A fixed 39-line poetic form with of six stanzas of six lines each, followed by a three- line stanza known as an envoi, tornada, or tercet, the sestina is the one form of poetry that poets from all camps agree can exist in a free verse world. Formalists and avant-gardes love sestinas for their ornate, maddeningly complicated rules of word repetition. For The Incredible Sestinas Anthology, editor Daniel Nester has gathered more than 100 writers—from John Ashbery to David Lehman to Matt Madden and Patricia Smith—to show the sestina in its many incarnations: prose and comic sestinas, collaborative and double sestinas, from masters of the form to brilliant one-off attempts, all to show its evolution and the possibilities of this dynamic form.

Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System

Other Works by Sonya Huber Opa Nobody Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, ...

Author: Sonya Huber

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496200839

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Rate your pain on a scale of one to ten. What about on a scale of spicy to citrus? Is it more like a lava lamp or a mosaic? Pain, though a universal element of human experience, is dimly understood and sometimes barely managed. Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System is a collection of literary and experimental essays about living with chronic pain. Sonya Huber moves away from a linear narrative to step through the doorway into pain itself, into that strange, unbounded reality. Although the essays are personal in nature, this collection is not a record of the author's specific condition but an exploration that transcends pain's airless and constraining world and focuses on its edges from wild and widely ranging angles. Huber addresses the nature and experience of invisible disability, including the challenges of gender bias in our health care system, the search for effective treatment options, and the difficulty of articulating chronic pain. She makes pain a lens of inquiry and lyricism, finds its humor and complexity, describes its irascible character, and explores its temperature, taste, and even its beauty.

The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Sonya Huber's short, accessible book takes a balanced look at Hillary, delving into the evolution of her image, her detractors and their attacks, and her policy decisions, offering an overview of the forces that have shaped her.

Author: Sonya Huber


ISBN: 1911335278

Category: Legislators

Page: 188

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Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Politics. Who is Hillary Clinton, beyond the right-wing smear campaign and the reputation of her husband? Sonya Huber's short, accessible book takes a balanced look at Hillary, delving into the evolution of her image, her detractors and their attacks, and her policy decisions, offering an overview of the forces that have shaped her. From her role as Secretary of State to her commitment to women's rights, her changing positions and charges of unreliability on issues of trade and the environment, Hillary Rodham Clinton's political agenda has changed over time. Do these changes make her a reptilian "shape-shifter" or just a politician? Will she be responsive to a changing Democratic Party in America, and how will she govern as President of the United States?

Opa Nobody

Based on extensive research and documentation, this story of Heina Buschman offers a rare look into the heart of the “average” socialist trying to survive the Nazis and rebuild a broken world.

Author: Sonya Huber


ISBN: 0803243626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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It had come to this: breast-feeding her screaming three-month-old while sitting on the cigarette-scarred floor of a union hall, lying to her husband so she could attend yet another activist meeting, and otherwise actively self-destructing. Then Sonya Huber turned to her long-dead grandfather, the family “nobody,” for help. Huber’s search for meaning and resonance in the life of her grandfather Heina Buschman was unusual insofar as she knew him only through dismissive family stories. He let his wife die of neglect . . . he used his infant son as a decoy when transporting anti-Nazi literature in a baby carriage . . . and so the stories went. What she actually discovered was that, like his granddaughter, Heina Buschman was a beleaguered but committed activist whose story echoed her own. Through her research, Huber not only conjured her grandfather’s voice in answer to many of the questions that troubled her but also found in his story a source of personal sustenance. Based on extensive research and documentation, this story of Heina Buschman offers a rare look into the heart of the “average” socialist trying to survive the Nazis and rebuild a broken world. Alternating with his voice is Huber’s own, providing a rich and moving counterpoint that makes this deeply personal exploration of family, politics, and individual responsibility a story for all of us and for all time.

The Writers Directory

Publications : Opa Nobody ( novel ) , 2008 ; The Backwards Research Guide for Writers : Using Your Life for Reflection , Connection and Inspiration , 2010 ; Cover Me : A Health Insurance Memoir , 2010. Address : Department of English ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822037943222

Category: Authors, American


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True Stories Well Told

... The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration (2011). Her essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, ...

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Fourth Chapter Books

ISBN: 9781937163174

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 gripping, beautifully-written nonfiction narratives is as diverse as the genre Creative Nonfiction magazine has helped popularize. Contributions by Phillip Lopate, Brenda Miller, Carolyn Forche, Toi Derricotte, Lauren Slater and others draw inspiration from everything from healthcare to history, and from monarch butterflies to motherhood. Their stories shed light on how we live.

Writing about Travel

If you are writing a local guide book which will involve mention of National ... So unless you know the house or stately home backwards your research trips ...


Publisher: Unistar Books




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The Legal Writing Handbook

Analysis, Research, and Writing Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, ... you may find it easier to write the schedule backwards, starting with the final ...

Author: Laurel Currie Oates

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543830415

Category: Law

Page: 1008

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With the authors’ effective step-by-step approach, The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing walks students through each of the stages of the writing process from pre-writing, drafting, and editing, to the final draft. A leading text for generations of law students, the Eighth Edition gives students a head start as they move into practice. The Legal Writing Handbook offers a complete resource on legal writing. Part I provides students with an introduction to the U.S. Legal System; Part II gives an overview of legal research, with both an introduction to sources and to research strategies; Part III introduces students to predictive memos, e-memos, and client letters; Part IV covers motion briefs; Part V offers an overview of appellate briefs; Part VI introduces oral advocacy; Part VII is a guide to effective writing; Part VIII is a guide to correct writing; and Part IX focuses on the needs of ESL writers. With a new streamlined organization and completely updated content, this is the only book on legal writing students will ever need. New to the Eighth Edition: Streamlined organization with chapters focused on key topics New appendix with easy reference to all the Quick Tips to improve legal writing Updated and added discussion throughout the book on the role of bias in legal language and argumentation A new chapter introducing rhetoric and bias Professors and student will benefit from: Given the breadth of coverage, the book can be easily adapted for two-, three-, or four-semester programs. Multiple examples and sample documents—­this text demystifies legal writing. Helpful overview of the American legal system Step-by-step instruction on how to write formal memos, e-memos, and opinion letters Step-by-step instruction on how to write motion and appellate briefs In-depth instruction on how to write and edit effectively and correctly Resources for ESL law students With online Connected Coursebook access, students receive additional exercises with sample answers and other helpful resources.

The Librarian s Guide to Writing for Publication

You may find yourself better able to churn out this daily writing if you begin by ... Working backwards from a clear image of your final goal can help you ...

Author: Rachel Singer Gordon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810848953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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One of the ways librarians maintain the integrity of their profession is through the creation of a robust body of professional literature. In The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication, Rachel Singer Gordon speaks to the hidden genius in each of us. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: queries and proposals; increasing your odds of publication; networking and collaboration; marketing and promotion; and the particular demands of authorship in an electronic environment. An appendix contains interviews with several library publishers and editors, covering the gamut of publication outlets. This is a one-stop guide for librarians at any stage of their publishing career.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Ninth Edition

But too often they stop there, with nothing but a broad topic to guide their work ... Some researchers therefore work backwards: they begin not by following ...

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226430607

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.

Writing the Literature Review

A Practical Guide Sara Efrat Efron, Ruth Ravid ... of each individual study “WORKING BACKWARDS” SEARCH Many experienced researchers recommend that you start.

Author: Sara Efrat Efron

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462536924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review--an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work. Also featured are excerpts from peer-reviewed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods articles. This is the first book to focus on crafting different types of reviews (systematic, traditional–narrative, or hermeneutic–phenomenological) that reflect the writer's research question, methodological choices, and approaches to knowledge. It describes what all reviews have in common and highlights distinct characteristics of each type. The book includes dos and don'ts for evaluating studies and constructing an argument, and software suggestions for locating, organizing, and arranging sources. Pedagogical Features *Checklists and "To Do" activities that break down key steps to take. *Boxed examples, graphics that organize and visually illustrate key concepts, and summary tables. *Group activities that invite students to further explore and apply the methods discussed in each chapter. *Detailed directions for using four different organizing strategies: synthesis matrix, summary table, mapping, and topic outline. *End-of-chapter summaries and "What's Next" sections. *Assessment matrices for reviewing and refining the completed literature review.

Handbook of Writing Research

After the outline has been created, the writer should use it to guide the production ... strategy in the following way: This idea of writing is backwards.

Author: Charles A. MacArthur

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593857509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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Presents a collection of essays discussing the theories and models of writing research.