It is readable and full of easy to employ tips and suggestions to make life better. She even offers a nice long list of linkable resources at the end. I love that you can start as full on or as slow as you would like to.
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She offers a lot of information but it never felt overwhelming. In spite of severe childhood trauma, Eleanor unconsciously creates an elaborate system of coping and protection. It is one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen, the power of the mind and spirit and it contributes to the jaw dropping impact of this story. Yes, she is depressed and disassociated however these are symptoms born of the events of her life as well as by-products of the protective nature of her psyche. Her level of functioning is inarguably high and the boundaries she employs to survive the world alone are the constructs of an intelligent mind.
However, not all of her mechanisms are constructive. In fact, few of them are but the reader will not be able to feel anything other than compassion once her story is revealed. The first ingredient are people who care and whom she can trust. As her inner circle forms, Eleanor balks at first. Trust does not come easy to her and she has been managing quite nicely on her own all these years. She has a tendency to live in a fantasy world and when that ultimately fails to satisfy, vodka does the trick.
Until the inevitable day when her walls come tumbling down and she is presented with the opportunity to face her demons and do the hard work necessary to heal. Gratitude for the things she has, not what has been lost will see her through. Eleanor will make you laugh with dry humor completely lost on her. You will cheer her on as she bravely opens the door on her hidden life and faces what has been hiding in the dark all these years.
By the end of the book, I got the sense of hope that it was not too late for her. She is my go-to for solid information that is hard to get anyplace else. She offers a lot of information, tips, tricks, and suggestions.
Feel free to choose what interests you and leave the rest or maybe come back to it later. Nonetheless, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause should disavow women of the ridiculous false notions that an ignorant society tries to foist upon us and that alone is worth the read. Title: Lies Author: T.
Joe is a loving husband, a great father to his four year old son and a dedicated teacher who loves his subject but has no aspirations to climb higher. Joe is the dominant parent and far more hands on than his wife who is able to come and go as she pleases. He follows Melissa to a hotel where he witnesses her arguing with the very wealthy husband of her best friend in the lobby.
When Joe confronts Melissa later on over the witnessed encounter, she lies to him. Ben then mysteriously disappears and seems to be playing Joe by manipulating his phone data and through his social media. Joe soon finds himself in the middle of a nightmare that has no end. Lies is about the ease in which people can be tricked into thinking they can trust someone and how deceiving looks can be.
As you can imagine the weight of impact of this information on four impressionable children, the oldest just thirteen is immense.
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It also begs the question, who in their right mind would impart this information on anyone, let alone kids? That question does eventually get answered though the reader will have to make up their own mind whether the answer is satisfactory. The reader will come to learn about each Gold child as they make their way through life, always with the impending cloud of this knowledge hanging over them and the constant question that follows each of them which is: is life predetermined or do we hold our fate in our own hands? It is a question that all humans consider at one point or another perhaps even shifting back and forth in their belief according to their life experiences.
It is the all-important crux of this story and Benjamin does a beautiful job in the telling of it. The element of magic weaves itself in and out of the chapters providing the reader with an almost otherworldly feeling throughout. As each child travels through their life, the reader gets a birds-eye view of their unique challenges and where the pitfalls are likely to occur. Each sibling tells their own story and commands their own section of the book.
Roles are cemented during this time as anger gives way to resentment. Artemis has been her home since she was six years old. Her father, a reputable welder lives there with her while her mother lives on earth along with a close friend named Kelvin. When the opportunity comes along to partake in a life threatening heist, Jazz is intrigued mainly due to the money she will be paid. The atmosphere is dense and I got a real sense of claustrophobia from moon living descriptions but the place that Jazz calls home is beloved in her eyes.
When things go very wrong, Jazz must call upon her closest confidantes to protect the only home she has ever known. Full of snarky wit and completely non-risk adverse, Jazz will need all her skills to save the city she loves so much, the place everyone wants to go. Science fiction is not a usually my first choice in a genre, or even my second, however the buzz about this book had me interested enough to put it on my TBR. Never underestimate good book publicity. My issue was that it took getting halfway through the book for the story to pick up.
The technical aspects were a little hard to follow but you do not need to be mechanically inclined like our heroine and her friends, to get the story. The story is however heavy on the machinery and its applications. Artemis can read very much like a physics lesson. Good new, there was enough humor and storyline to counterbalance all the machinery. When Amy and her five year old daughter, Emma are chance witnessed by Sarah at an airport. After witnessing the scene between Amy and Emma in the airport, Sarah astonishingly crosses paths with Emma again when Sarah and her crew visit a Montessori school to pitch their product.
Emma is one of the students. This is where the story takes a strange turn. Sarah, an early thirties successful business owner who makes reading kits for school age children bears the unresolved abandonment of a mother who clearly did not want her daughter or her life. Sarah feels that this encounter is fate and becomes obsessed with finding out if Emma is really OK. She stalks the family, finds out where they live and starts to watch Emma from the wooded area beyond her backyard.
One night, she witnesses a disturbing altercation between Emma and her mother and makes a decision so rash, it defies any logic or clear thinking. The book moves forward with back and forth chapters about Sarah and Emma and their life on the run and Amy, a character with zero redeeming qualities.
She is written as hateful. Her marriage to Richard, a meek and ineffective individual, is in complete disarray and she harbors untold reservoirs of contempt for her entire family. I have never seen an author with so much disdain for her own character. Amy invokes no sympathy while the investigation is underway to find her daughter and it becomes clear over time that she is not sure she even wants her back.
It missed the mark of garnering sympathy for this character. Where is that supposed to fit in? The investigation is a relative joke and this book does nothing to foster confidence in law enforcement. Emma might have been better off with Sarah but Sarah committed a huge crime. That has always been the case. The one character that tried to convey this to Sarah was dismissed. The implications of this book are bigger than the story itself. When Sarah observed Amy and Emma for the first time, she could draw no real conclusions as to what the child was enduring on a daily basis. Amy could have been having a bad day.
Does every mother having a bad day deserve to have her child taken by a clueless do-gooder? Though the second observation may have clinched it for Sarah, she had no right to do what she did even though in her mind, she was saving a child that would have likely been failed by the system.
Even so, should Amy and Richard not have been presented with the opportunity to keep their family intact? The questions raised after the ending are ridiculous. The story came across as narrow-minded, idealistic, and ultimately irresponsible. I also had the ulterior motive of perhaps mastering a few of these recipes. I thought it might be nice to have bread once in a while though I have been fine going without. They tend to be either unpalatable, expensive, or both.
Every type of bread imaginable can be found in this book, including quick breads, sweet breads, muffins, and cakes, so if you are gluten-free and wish to make your own, this book might just become your bread bible. The one thing that makes me wary of completely diving in is the time involved in making my own bread.
I have made a couple of the easier recipes. I tried both the Chickpea Crackers pg. Both were easy to make but the tortillas took some time to cook so if you are making for say taco night, do yourself a favor and make them ahead and keep warm wrapped in a tea towel and in a degree oven.
They strongly resemble the Moo Shu pancakes at a Chinese restaurant so they would work well recreating that dish too. I make a similar cracker with almond flour that I prefer. The dough does roll out easy and they are a no brainer if you have garbanzo flour on hand but I would not spend the money on it for just these crackers.