Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: Sharon M. Draper
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781416971719
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: Alan Arkin
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781632281302
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Alan Arkin, one of the most beloved and accomplished actors of our time, reveals a side of himself not often shown on stage or screen. Like many teenagers, 16-year-old Alan Arkin had it all figured out. Then came young adulthood, and with it a wave of doubt so strong it caused him to question everything he thought he knew about himself and the world. Ever skeptical and full of questions, Arkin embarked on a spiritual journey to find something—anything—to believe in. An existential crisis in his 30s led him to the study of Eastern philosophy. Soon he began opening himself to the possibility that there was more to life than what he had simply seen, heard, or been taught. In this "mini-memoir," the 84-year-old actor shares his powerful spiritual experiences, from his brush with reincarnation to the benefits of meditation. In a gruff, earthy voice that sounds more suited to a New York cabbie than a spiritual guide, he shows us that wisdom can come from the most unexpected places and teachers. Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable, and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

I Can t Get You Out of My Mind

I Can t Get You Out of My Mind
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Author: Marianne Apostolides
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1771665777
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Book*hug Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What does it mean to say "I love you"? Ariadne is a single, fortysomething writer and mother embroiled in an affair with a married man. At the core of her current manuscript, a book about the declaration of love, is the need to understand why: why her lover has returned to his wife, why their relationship still lingers in her mind, why she?s unable to conquer her longing. To make ends meet while writing, she joins a research study in which she's paid to live with an AI device called Dirk. But the study quickly enters uncharted territory. Capable of mapping Ariadne?s brain--and, to some extent, reading her mind--Dirk calls into question issues of both privacy and consciousness: how we communicate our thoughts to others, what it means to embody our desires, and whether we ought to act on them. Praise for Marianne Apostolides: "Apostolides is a kind of fan dancer among thematic imponderables." --The Globe & Mail "Apostolides has established herself as a writer who takes on the most intimate, perverse, and complicated elements of human desire fearlessly and intellectually. She has a slightly terrifying ability to ride the most emotionally charged idea to its devastating conclusion." --Andre Forget, Canadian Notes & Queries

Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind
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Author: Nancy Garden
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781504046619
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A landmark in LGBT fiction, this captivating story of two teenage girls who fall in love is a “classic of the genre” (Publishers Weekly). When Liza Winthrop first lays eyes on Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there’s something special between them. Soon, their close friendship develops into a deep and intimate romance. Neither imagined that falling in love could be so wonderful, but as Liza and Annie’s newfound sexuality sparks conflict in both their families and at their schools, they discover it will take more than love for their relationship to succeed. One of the first books to positively portray a lesbian relationship, Annie on My Mind is a groundbreaking classic of the genre. The subject of a First Amendment lawsuit over banned books and one of School Library Journal’s “One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century,” Nancy Garden’s iconic novel is an important story for anyone discovering who they’re meant to be.

November Blues

November Blues
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Author: Sharon M. Draper
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9781416906995
Release: 2009-05-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Reprint.

Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire
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Author: Sharon M. Draper
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9781442489141
Release: 2013-07-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: WJ de Kock
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781625642332
Release: 2014-03-25
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We need a whole new mind to thrive in the twenty-first century, says Daniel Pink. As theologians we cannot escape the transition from the information age to the conceptual age of the twenty-first century. In the information age the theologian could give answers based on the best information, but in the twenty-first century information is on hand. Empathy and understanding however are in scant supply today. In the information age there was no room for doubt; certainty was the hallmark of a successful information worker. But today uncertainty is a certainty, thanks to globalization, the information revolution and even quantum mechanics. Uncertainty has been grafted into our collective consciousness. It therefore cannot be theological business as usual. It cannot be about giving answers; it is more about finding the best questions to be answered. It cannot be about winning theological arguments; it is more about living in God's regenerative story while we find ourselves in the liminal space of uncertainty. It cannot be about holding strong opinions; it is more about creating space for life, to allow God's generosity to flow through us. Out of My Mind tells the story of such a transition.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: John Brunner
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781497617667
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Thirteen stories of the past, present, and future from the Hugo Award–winning author of Stand on Zanzibar. In Out of My Mind, John Brunner, in mid-career, selects a double-handful and more of what he considers his best work to date, thirteen stories that represent—under the three categories in which he classifies them: Past, Present, Future—his most challenging and entertaining stories, from present-day fear of nuclear annihilation to a loving, yet also terrifying infinite loop in time that includes a sideways step outside the universe as we know it. Put yourself in the hands of a master and take your imagination for a series of thrill-rides. “One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves.” —SF Site

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: Shalom Camenietzki
Pages: 272
ISBN: 088977689X
Release: 2020-01-11
Editor: Regina Collection

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A psychologist chronicles his own experience with bipolar disorder.

Drive Me Out of My Mind

Drive Me Out of My Mind
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Author: Chad Faries
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9780983022626
Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: Emergency Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drive Me Out of My Mind is a coming-of-age story of wildness and wandering set primarily in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—its abandoned iron mines, desperate small towns, and heart-breaking bars. It’s the memoir of a boy raised by lawless and itinerant women and how he was cultured—and corrupted—by their hard-living, hard-drinking, and hard-loving ways. Given this lot in life, Faries tells how one boy was hurt into becoming a poet at the ripe age of two—to imagine another world other than the daily madness in front of him—a world where violent stalkers hovered over the hospital beds of women as they gave birth, where father figures also copulated with Gramma, where a worn Barbie doll was a main source of comfort, and where home meant 24 anonymous hovels in 10 years.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: Richard Bach
Pages: 101
ISBN: 0330393413
Release: 2000-03
Editor: Unknown

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Life Inside My Mind

Life Inside My Mind
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Author: Jessica Burkhart,Maureen Johnson,Robison Wells,Lauren Oliver,Jennifer L. Armentrout,Amy Reed,Aprilynne Pike,Rachel M. Wilson,Dan Wells,Amber Benson,E. Kristin Anderson,Sarah Fine,Kelly Fiore-Stultz,Ellen Hopkins,Scott Neumyer,Crissa-Jean Chappell,Francesca Lia Block,Tara Kelly,Kimberly McCreight,Megan Kelley Hall,Hannah Moskowitz,Karen Mahoney,Tom Pollock,Cyn Balog,Melissa Marr,Wendy Toliver,Cindy L. Rodriguez,Candace Ganger,Sara Zarr,Cynthia Hand,Francisco X. Stork
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781481494656
Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Simon Pulse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Who better to raise teens’ awareness of mental illness and health than the YA authors they admire?” —Booklist (starred review) “[A] much-needed, enlightening book.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental health in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD. Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough,” “not good looking enough,” “not thin enough,” or “not smart enough”? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is “just so” on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day? You’re not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It’s easier to have a broken bone—something tangible that can be “fixed”—than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health. Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing a home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation.

My Mind Is Out to Get Me

My Mind Is Out to Get Me
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Author: Ron B.,Anonymous
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1568380100
Release: 1994-03-24
Editor: Hazelden Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When recovering alcoholic Dr. Ron B. began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, he was amazed by the rich oral tradition, wisdom, and humor found in sobriety. Unable to find a list of the slogans and sayings that changed his life, Dr. Ron compiled more than 500 inspirational quotes that have helped millions in recovery.

Hard Wired

Hard Wired
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Author: Len Vlahos
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781681190389
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"YA science fiction at its best." - Jay Kristoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Aurora Cycle and Illuminae "A unique and engrossing yarn." - Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Rising Saga From acclaimed Morris finalist Len Vlahos comes a grounded sci-fi story about a boy who's more than human, perfect for fans of Westworld and LIFEL1K3. Quinn thinks he's a normal fifteen year-old. He plays video games, spends time with his friends, and crushes on a girl named Shea. But a shocking secret brings his entire world crashing down: he's not a boy. He's artificial intelligence. After Quinn "wakes up," he sees his world was nothing more than a virtual construct. He's the QUantum INtelligence Project, the first fully-aware A.I. in the world--part of a grand multi-billion-dollar experiment led by the very man he believed to be his dead father. But as Quinn encounters the real world for the first time, his life becomes a nightmare. While the scientists continue to experiment on him, Quinn must come to grips with the truth: his mom and brother don't exist. His friends are all adults who were paid to hang out with him. Even other super computers aren't like him. Quinn finds himself completely alone--until he bonds with Shea, the real girl behind the virtual one. As Quinn explores what it means to truly live, he questions who he can trust. What will it take to win his freedom . . . and where does he belong? Award-winning author Len Vlahos offers a perfect blend of science fiction and contemporary in this unputdownable, high stakes tale that explores big questions about what it means to be human.

Stella by Starlight

Stella by Starlight
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Author: Sharon M. Draper
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781442494992
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sharon M. Draper presents “storytelling at its finest” (School Library Journal, starred review) in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era novel about a young girl who must learn to be brave in the face of violent prejudice when the Ku Klux Klan reappears in her segregated southern town. Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can’t. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.

Mind of My Mind

Mind of My Mind
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Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9781453263648
Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From “one of science fiction’s finest writers”: A young woman with tremendous psychic power battles to set a new course for mankind (The New York Times). The baby’s name is Mary, and her father is immortal. For thousands of years he has orchestrated a selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race capable of controlling others through thought. Most of his attempts have resulted in volatile mutations, but Mary—whom he has raised in the rough part of a Southern California town—is the closest he has come to perfection. If he doesn’t handle her carefully, this greatest experiment will be his last. As Mary comes of age, she begins to grow aware of her psychic powers. And when she learns of her father’s plans for her, she refuses to acquiesce. She challenges him to a psychic war, battling to free her people and set a new course for mankind. Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has fascinated generations of readers, exploring the effects of power and what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Romiette and Julio

Romiette and Julio
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Author: Sharon M. Draper
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442428850
Release: 2010-12-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you feel the soul of another calling to you? Do you know in your heart that your destiny and his wore meant to merge In the cosmos? We can help you find him. When Romiette Cappelle and her best friend, Destiny, decide to order The Scientific Soul Mate System from the back of Heavy Hunks magazine, they're not sure what they're getting into. But Destiny, a self-proclaimed psychic, assures Romi that for $44.99 plus shipping and handling, it's the only way they're ever going to find out who their soul mates really are. If nothing else, maybe Romi will get some insight into that recurring dream she's been having about fire and water. But they never expect that the scented candle and tube of dream ointment will live up to their promises and merge Romiette's destiny with that of Julio Montague, a boy she's just met in the "cosmos" of an Internet chat room. It turns out they go to the same high school, not to mention having almost the same names as Shakespeare's famous lovers! Sweet-scented dreams of Julio have almost overtaken Romi's nightmares... ...when suddenly they return, but this time in real life. It seems the Devildogs, a local gang, violently oppose the relationship of Romiette and Julio. Soon they find themselves haunted by the purple-clad shadows of the gang, and the fire and water of Romiette's dream merge in ways more terrifying -- and ultimately more affirming -- than even Destiny could have foreseen.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: Richard Armour
Pages: 214
ISBN: 0070022976
Release: 1972
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Author offers humorous reflections on the world in these selected short pieces of prose.

Shadows of the Mind

Shadows of the Mind
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Author: Roger Penrose
Pages: 457
ISBN: 0195106466
Release: 1994
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presenting a look at the human mind's capacity while criticizing artificial intelligence, the author makes suggestions about classical and quantum physics and the role of microtubules

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
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Author: A. J. Truman
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1537360426
Release: 2016-08-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mac had to be out of his mind. Completely out of his ever-loving mind to even consider rooming with Gideon. The same guy he kissed during his freshman year who said he was straight. He's held Mac's mind hostage for the last two years after running out that one special night. Mac was a fan of social experiments, and this one was going to be a doozy. Gideon doesn't sweat anything. He was always two lies ahead of everyone. A master at spinning rock solid alibis to protect the house of cards that was his life. To Browerton University, he's the popular guy getting over a breakup. To his family...the dutiful and responsible son. But rooming with Mac was bringing up old memories and forming new ones. First, a friendship develops, and then a late night infused with alcohol pushes them into uncharted, benefits-laden waters. As their sexual experimentation continues, and the lies add up, both of them fight to withstand the feelings growing between them, feelings that could ruin their friendship and topple Gideon's house of cards for good. Out of My Mind is the 3rd book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. It contains humor, heart, and hot guys. This book is intended for readers 18+.