Missed Connections

Missed Connections

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An entertaining and moving memoir about coming out, looking inwards, and the search for connection, inspired by the responses to a personal ad. A Loan Stars Top 10 Pick of the Month and one of Daily Hive's 10 Essential LGBTQ2+ Books to Celebrate Pride. In 1992, Brian Francis placed a personal ad in a local newspaper. He was a twenty-one-year-old university student, still very much in the closet, and looking for love. He received twenty-five responses, but there were thirteen letters that went unanswered and spent years tucked away, forgotten, inside a cardboard box. Now, nearly thirty years later, and at a much different stage in his life, Brian has written replies to those letters. Using the letters as a springboard to reflect on all that has changed for him as a gay man over the past three decades, Brian's responses cover a range of topics, including body image, aging, desire, the price of secrecy, and the courage it takes to be unapologetically yourself. Missed Connections is an open-hearted, irreverent, often hilarious, and always bracingly honest examination of the pieces of our past we hold close -- and all that we lose along the way. It is also a profoundly affecting meditation on how Brian's generation, the queer people who emerged following the generation hit hardest by AIDS, were able to step out from the shadows and into the light. In an age when the promise of love is just a tap or swipe away, this extraordinary memoir reminds us that our yearning for connection and self-acceptance is timeless.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Brian Francis
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2021-08-17
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780771038150


Lost Connections

Lost Connections

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

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Genre : Psychology
Author by : Johann Hari
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-11-12
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781526634085


The Connections Book

The Connections Book

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This book will give people simple usable tools to improve and enrich their communication in 5 key areas, so they feel more confident and effective in meetings, presentations, interviews, social situations and can even have arguments more effectively

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Emma Serlin
Publisher : Concise Advice
Release : 2017-08-07
File : 128 Pages
ISBN : 191149841X


Connections

Connections

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You can read the Bible through in one year, every year! Whether you begin the year-long adventure in January or July, you will find Connections an invaluable companion to The One Year Chronological Bible (NIV), 2011 edition. As a daily devotional, Connections highlights a portion of each day’s Scripture reading and explores the correlation between the Old and New Testament, bringing additional insight and inspiration. Thought-provoking and encouraging, you will find Connections a supportive tool in your continuing spiritual growth. God wants to speak to you every day, so start your twelve-month journey now! “I have never met anyone with an equal appetite for ingesting the Word of God. That tenacity has credited her with incredible experiences which she unfolds in the pages of this powerful devotional – and she applies God’s Word to her life beyond these pages. You need to read this devotional.” --Jeremy Yancey, Lead Pastor, Lufkin First Assembly, Lufkin, Texas

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Karen F. Norton
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2014-10-29
File : 402 Pages
ISBN : 9781490853413


Invisible Connections

Invisible Connections

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The first and only book to focus on dance on the Internet, Sita Popat‘s fascinating Invisible Connections examines how Internet and communication technologies offer dance and theatre new platforms for creating and performing work, and how opportunities for remote interaction and collaboration are available on a scale never before imaginable.Drawing

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Genre : Art
Author by : Sita Popat
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-11-24
File : 188 Pages
ISBN : 9781136776861


The Financial Impact Of Political Connections

The Financial Impact Of Political Connections

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This book focuses on political connections in the United States. It contributes to the literature on the link between politics and business, and on the impact of political connections on firm value, by considering industry-level regulation as a discriminating factor in the investigation of firm value creation. Overall, the findings are consistent with the view that industry-level regulation matters.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Marika Carboni
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-06-22
File : 73 Pages
ISBN : 9783319527765


Urban Connections In The Contemporary Pedestrian Landscape

Urban Connections In The Contemporary Pedestrian Landscape

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Urban Connections in the Contemporary Pedestrian Landscape explores the significant physical and cultural changes in our urban areas following the implementation of design strategies and increased pedestrian activity. Beginning with a history of the urban grid, the book then discusses experiential factors of pedestrianized urban landscapes in three scales, arterials, collectors and locals, with an emphasis on inductive and deductive design alternatives. It closely examines elements derived from current urban pedestrian experiences including form, scale, surfaces and identity and provides alternative design solutions for the future. Uniquely focusing on a hierarchical discussion of the quality of contemporary landscape design applications within the urban grid, and with illustrated examples throughout the text, this will be useful recommended reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students on urban landscape and design courses.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Philip Pregill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-09-17
File : 174 Pages
ISBN : 9781351129626


Cultivating Connections

Cultivating Connections

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In the late 1870s, thousands of Chinese men left coastal British Columbia and the western United States and headed east. For them, the Prairies were a land of opportunity; there, they could open shops and potentially earn enough money to become merchants. The result of almost a decade's research and more than three hundred interviews, Cultivating Connections tells the stories of some of Prairie Canada's Chinese settlers - men and women from various generations who navigated cultural difference. These stories reveal the critical importance of networks in coping with experiences of racism and establishing a successful life on the Prairies.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Alison Marshall
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2014-06-18
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780774828024


History Of The Mcdowells And Connections

History Of The Mcdowells And Connections

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Genre : History
Author by : John Hugh McDowell
Publisher : Рипол Классик
Release : 1918
File : 680 Pages
ISBN : 9785877080720


Common Core Connections Language Arts Grade K

Common Core Connections Language Arts Grade K

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A perfect solution to connect the Common Core Standards to comprehension and learning! Common Core Connections series for Math and Language Arts, for kindergarten to grade 5, helps every learner make the connection to success! Provides teachers with the diagnostic tests to help determine individualized instruction needs. Focused, comprehensive practice pages and self-assessments guide students to reflection and exploration for deeper learning! Grade specific coherent content progresses in difficulty to achieve optimum fluency. Connecting the standards to content has never been easier with the Common Core Connections series for Math and Language Arts. Each 96-page book includes an assessment test, test analysis, Common Core State Standards Alignment Matrix, and answer key.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Release : 2013-09-17
File : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781624427923