Empty Without You

Author: Roger Streitmatter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684867664
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The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok has sparked vociferous debate ever since 1978, when archivists at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library discovered eighteen boxes filled with letters the two women exchanged during their thirty-year friendship. But until now we have been offered only the odd quotation or excerpt from their voluminous correspondence. In Empty Without You, journalist and historian Rodger Streitmatter has transcribed and annotated 300 letters that shed new light on the legendary, passionate, and intense bond between these extraordinary women. Written with the candor and introspection of a private diary, the letters expose the most private thoughts, feelings, and motivations of their authors and allow us to assess the full dimensions of a remarkable friendship. From the day Eleanor moved into the White House and installed Lorena in a bedroom just a few feet from her own, each woman virtually lived for the other. When Lorena was away, Eleanor kissed her picture of "dearest Hick" every night before going to bed, while Lorena marked the days off her calendar in anticipation of their next meeting. In the summer of 1933, Eleanor and Lorena took a three-week road trip together, often traveling incognito. The friends even discussed a future in which they would share a home and blend their separate lives into one. Perhaps as valuable as these intimations of a love affair are the glimpses this collection offers of an Eleanor Roosevelt strikingly different from the icon she has become. Although the figure who emerges in these pages is as determined and politically adept as the woman we know, she is also surprisingly sarcastic and funny, tender and vulnerable, and even judgmental and petty -- all less public but no less important attributes of our most beloved first lady.

Empty Without You

Author: Rodger Streitmatter
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306809989
Size: 76.23 MB
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In 1978, more than 3,500 letters written over a thirty-year friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok were discovered by archivists. Although the most explicit letters had been burned (Lorena told Eleanor's daughter, "Your mother wasn't always so very discreet in her letters to me"), the find was still electrifying enough to create controversy about the nature of the women's relationship. Historian Rodger Streitmatter has transcribed and annotated more than 300 of those letters—published here for the first time—and put them within the context of the lives of these two extraordinary women, allowing us to understand the role of this remarkable friendship in Roosevelt's transformation into a crusading First Lady.

Empty Without You

Author: Rodger Streitmatter
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A collection of edited and annotated letters between the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok.

Empty Without You

Author: Scribe Sayar
ISBN: 9780692712283
Size: 73.66 MB
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The "Empty Without You" coloring book is a collaborative project from the minds of two international artists known as Maxx Moses and Scribe Sayar. With over 65 combined years of dedication to their crafts, Maxx and Scribe invite you into a symbiotic conversation between esoteric poetry and art alchemy. Take a walk on the wild side as Maxx Moses provides you with infinite perspectives of urban landscapes and multi-dimensional surrealism. Challenge your steady hand with hours of color therapy that will stretch your imagination beyond the endless possible outcomes. Each page takes you beyond the eyes of artistic endeavor as lyrics from Scribe's pen talk you through the wondrous dreams of Maxx's creative focus. This book is empty without YOU, so pick up a marker and explore your hearts desire.

Without You There Is No Us

Author: Suki Kim
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307720675
Size: 22.87 MB
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A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don't know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn't share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged. Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls "soldiers and slaves."

Fun Without Dick And Jane

Author: Christie Mellor
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145211627X
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From Christie Mellor, the best-selling author of The Three-Martini Playdate, comes this hilarious (and helpful) guide to recovering from getting those little angels into college and out of the house. Filled with unapologetically funny yet entirely sympathetic advice, Mellor answers important questions (Is $200 an hour too much to spend for exam tutoring? Is moving to an apartment near campus ever an option?) and offers wise counsel on saying good-bye, getting kids to stay in touch (without begging), and coping when they come home to roost (which they will—for holidays, summer break, and possibly for years after graduation). Best of all, she inspires empty nesters to embrace their newfound freedom and enjoy their lives to the full.

From Mom To Me Again

Author: Melissa Shultz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492618446
Size: 71.33 MB
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Live your best life—even after your kids leave home When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives-but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward? From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.

Letters To Eleanor

Author: Paul Bernstein
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1418474827
Size: 50.71 MB
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The history of modern square dancing begins in the late 1940's. Callers and dancers who were influenced by the Lloyd Shaw Institutes in Colorado returned home to start classes and form clubs. Club dancers learned new styles of dancing. Callers began to experiment with routines that changed as they were danced. Over the next fifty years the modern form of this traditional folk dance became much more intricate and explosively more popular. This book traces the development of modern square dancing through the last half of the twentieth century. New styles of choreography and a flood of new calls increased the intricacy of the square dancing experience. American square dancing became popular in may countries outside North America. Festivals and conventions combined with vacation travel and dancing in retirement parks and modern square dancing was everywhere. As the dance became more complicated, recruiting new dancers became more difficult. Today modern square dancing is at a crossroads. The decisions ahead and the path we took to get here are discussed in detail by a caller who lived through it all.

Running On Empty

Author: Jonice Webb
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 161448242X
Size: 32.29 MB
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A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they're suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn't happen. It's the white space in their family picture, the background rather than the foreground. This will be the first self-help book to bring this invisible force to light, educate people about it, and teach them how to overcome it.