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Slow Motion

Slow Motion

Changing Masculinities, Changing Men

  • Author: Lynne Segal
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813516202
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 396
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Death in Slow Motion

Death in Slow Motion

A Memoir of a Daughter, Her Mother, and the Beast Called Alzheimer's

  • Author: Eleanor Cooney
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060937971
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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When her once-glamorous and witty novelist-mother got Alzheimer's, Eleanor Cooney moved her from her beloved Connecticut home to California in order to care for her. In tense, searing prose, punctuated with the blackest of humor, Cooney documents the slow erosion of her mother's mind, the powerful bond the two shared, and her own descent into drink and despair. But the coping mechanism that finally serves this eloquent writer best is writing, the ability to bring to vivid life the memories her mother is losing. As her mother gropes in the gathering darkness for a grip on the world she once loved, succeeding only in conjuring sad fantasies of places and times with her late husband, Cooney revisits their true past. Death in Slow Motion becomes the mesmerizing story of Eleanor's actual childhood, straight out of the pages of John Cheever; the daring and vibrant mother she remembers; and a time that no longer exists for either of them.

India in Slow Motion

India in Slow Motion

  • Author: Mark Tully
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141935871
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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Mark Tully is incomparable. No one has a greater understanding of the passions, the contradictions, the humour, the tragedy and the staggering resilience that constitute India. In his long awaited new book, he delves further than ever before into this country of one billion people. Covering subjects as diverse as Hindu extremism, bonded child labour, Sufi mysticism, the crisis in agriculture, the persistence of political corruption and the problem of Kashmir, he paints a picture of India at once poignant, funny, startling and deeply humane.

An Emergency in Slow Motion

An Emergency in Slow Motion

The Inner Life of Diane Arbus

  • Author: William Todd Schultz
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 160819681X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Diane Arbus was one of the most brilliant and revered photographers in the history of American art. Her portraits, in stark black and white, seemed to reveal the psychological truths of their subjects. But after she committed suicide at the age of 48, the presumed chaos and darkness of her own inner life became, for many viewers, inextricable from her work. In the spirit of Janet Malcolm's classic examination of Sylvia Plath, The Silent Woman, William Todd Schultz's An Emergency in Slow Motion reveals the creative and personal struggles of Diane Arbus. Schultz, an expert in personality psychology, veers from traditional biography to look at Arbus's life through the prism of five central mysteries: her childhood, her outcast affinity, her sexuality, her time in therapy, and her suicide. He seeks not to give Arbus some definitive diagnosis, but to ponder some of the private motives behind her public works and acts. In this approach, Schultz not only goes deeper into her life than any previous writing, but provides a template to think about the creative life in general. Schultz's careful analysis is informed, in part, by the recent release of Arbus's writing by her estate, as well as interviews with Arbus's last therapist. An Emergency in Slow Motion combines new revelations and breathtaking insights into a must-read psychobiography about a monumental artist -- the first new look at Arbus in 25 years.

Slow Motion

Slow Motion

A True Story

  • Author: Dani Shapiro
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 030782800X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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From one of the most gifted writers of her generation comes the harrowing and exqui-sitely written true story of how a family tragedy saved her life. Dani Shapiro was a young girl from a deeply religious home who became the girlfriend of a famous and flamboyant married attorney--her best friend's stepfather. The moment Lenny Klein entered her life, everything changed: she dropped out of college, began to drink heavily, and became estranged from her family and friends. But then the phone call came. There had been an accident on a snowy road near her family's home in New Jersey, and both her parents lay hospitalized in critical condition. This haunting memoir traces her journey back into the world she had left behind. At a time when she was barely able to take care of herself, she was faced with the terrifying task of taking care of two people who needed her desperately. Dani Shapiro charts a riveting emotional course as she retraces her isolated, overprotected Orthodox Jewish childhood in an anti-Semitic suburb, and draws the connections between that childhood and her inevitable rebellion and self-destructiveness. She tells of a life nearly ruined by the gift of beauty, and then saved by the worst thing imaginable. This is a beautiful and unforgettable memoir of a life utterly transformed by tragedy.

God in Slow Motion

God in Slow Motion

Reflections on Jesus and the 10 Unexpected Lessons You Can See in His Life

  • Author: Mike Nappa
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1400204631
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8540
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Jesus was not in a hurry. He had only three years of public ministry—three years to heal and teach and change the world—but the Bible never tells us he was rushing through them. We are the ones who rush through them. Catching the gist of this parable. Smiling at the punch line in that dialogue. We can race through the Gospels in hours, fully briefed on Christ’s life, but hardly changed. Until we sit down with Mike Nappa’s God in Slow Motion. Nappa hasn’t carved up the Gospels for quick review or sliced them into tiny pieces for academic study. He has taken ten important moments from the life of Christ and reveled in them, chewing on their words, relating them to life, comparing them with modern culture, allowing the Spirit to work, and letting Christ change him. The result is a rich, personal, and biblical narrative about Jesus and how His purposes unfold, then and now. See how God is sneaky about his glory. How he presents evidence for belief. How he can be comforting and terrifying at once. This is the “good news” in all its many-splendored wonder: the life of Christ, frame by frame. And it is worth every minute because it will change you too.

Slow Motion

Slow Motion

Stories about Walking

  • Author: Andie Miller
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
  • ISBN: 1770098704
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 363
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"Slow Motion is a collection of non-fiction stories (essays and interviews) about walking. The collection has been written over a period of six years and so the book has become something of a documentary project, witnessing transformation in South Africa through the eyes of pedestrians across the economic, racial and age spectrum. The book could be described as documenting recent history. Though it inevitably looks at the issue of crime, and how we have moved from a race-based to a class-based society and pedestrians of all colours continue to be marginalised and thought of as second-class citizens in an increasingly autocentric society, it is essentially an optimistic book. It tells the stories of South Africans (and visitors) who have chosen to 'reclaim the streets' from predators and traffic. While the focus is primarily on Johannesburg, several of the stories are about Cape Town, contrasting the experience of walking in these two cities. Other international cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, London and Mumbai are also visited along the way. The style of the book is such that, while it can be opened anywhere and each story can be read and enjoyed on its own (a bedside-table book), the stories are interlinked, as people's paths inevitably cross. There is a bigger story at play as well. The band of pedestrians includes writers, artists, political activists, disabled people, dogs and their owners, Walk for Life members, Jews on the Sabbath, domestic workers, refugees, babies learning to walk, and even a golfer and a caddie. The purpose of the book is both to entertain and inform readers"--Publisher's website.

Slow Motion Wars

Slow Motion Wars

  • Author: Allen Ashley and Andrew Hook
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1326762370
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Two heads are better than one! This collection brings together two of the brightest stars in the science fiction firmament. The combined talents of Allen Ashley and Andrew Hook have produced fourteen delicious, yet subtly seamless, stories full of wit, imagination, invention and emotion. What is the secret behind the gated community of "Xanadu Springs"? Will the online pharmaceutical "Vitmin X" really guarantee you fifteen minutes of fame? What is the best strategy to ensure victory at "Air Hockey 3000"? And can Lynsey, the lowly "Abattoir Girl" successfully lead the resistance against the alien invader? pass along Pohl and Kornbluth; move over Maynard and Sims; forget the brothers Strugatski - Ashley and Hook and the new noises on the block.

Slow Motion Riot

Slow Motion Riot

A Mystery

  • Author: Peter Blauner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 145321528X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 370
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A New York probation officer locks horns with a brutal drug dealer in this “gripping” Edgar Award winner from a New York Times–bestselling author (Library Journal). As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King. A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Suffering in Slow Motion

Suffering in Slow Motion

Help for a Long Journey Through Dementia and Other Terminal Illnesses

  • Author: Pamala Condit Kennedy,Richard Kennedy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781569553596
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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This inspirational book answers questions about terminal illness, dementia, and coping with these situations.