Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self by Elan Golomb
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.82MB
Overview: In this compelling book, Elan Golomb identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults. Simply put, the children of narcissist — offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters — share a common belief: They believe they do not have the right to exist.
The difficulties experienced by adult children of narcissists can manifest themselves in many ways: for examples, physical self-loathing that takes form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with the self that is perpetuated in the adult’s interaction with his or her own children. These dilemmas are both common and correctable, Dr. Golomb tells us.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
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Trapped by Sally Bryan
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 155 MB
Overview: When Jessica loses her place on the volleyball team to the beautiful Katelyn, the same girl who recently stole her boyfriend, Jessica decides to retreat into her shell in an effort to maintain her sanity. Only, fate seems to insist on bringing the two fierce rivals closer together.
Things come to a head when, against Jessica’s will, they are forced to share a cabin during the team ski trip to Italy. Just when things are about to blow up, disaster strikes in the form of an avalanche, trapping the girls in an isolated region in the mountains.
In order to survive, they must put aside their grudges and learn to work together to overcome the many obstacles nature has thrown at them. Can Jessica and Katelyn work through their differences and maybe, just maybe fall in love?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, FF
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Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey ( One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness )
Requirements: ePub reader, 1.4 MB.
Overview: The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job-with deadly results. A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations, coating the seafloor with a layer of “black mayonnaise.” Fisheries collapsed, wildlife fled, and locals referred to floating tampon applicators as “beach whistles.”
In the 1990s, work began on a state-of-the-art treatment plant and a 10-mile-long tunnel-its endpoint stretching farther from civilization than the earth’s deepest ocean trench-to carry waste out of the harbor. With this impressive feat of engineering, Boston was poised to show the country how to rebound from environmental ruin. But when bad decisions and clashing corporations endangered the project, a team of commercial divers was sent on a perilous mission to rescue the stymied cleanup effort. Five divers went in; not all of them came out alive. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents collected over five years of reporting, award-winning writer Neil Swidey takes us deep into the lives of the divers, engineers, politicians, lawyers, and investigators involved in the tragedy and its aftermath, creating a taut, action-packed narrative. The climax comes just after the hard-partying DJ Gillis and his friend Billy Juse trade assignments as they head into the tunnel, sentencing one of them to death.
An intimate portrait of the wreckage left in the wake of lives lost, the book-which Dennis Lehane calls "extraordinary" and compares with The Perfect Storm-is also a morality tale. What is the true cost of these large-scale construction projects, as designers and builders, emboldened by new technology and pressured to address a growing population’s rapacious needs, push the limits of the possible? This is a story about human risk-how it is calculated, discounted, and transferred-and the institutional failures that can lead to catastrophe. Suspenseful yet humane, Trapped Under the Sea reminds us that behind every bridge, tower, and tunnel-behind the infrastructure that makes modern life possible-lies unsung bravery and extraordinary sacrifice.
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