Larger than Life: Celebrating The Human Spirit

Larger than Life: Celebrating The Human Spirit

Award winning television actress and host Belinda Lee has travelled the world in the course of her work. The bilingual thespian has met many remarkable individuals who have embraced the road less trodden and left the rat race. They volunteer their time in unusual social causes including building schools, rescuing street children and helping those suffering from the ravages of war. This collection of heart-warming stories introduces readers to these amazing people who celebrate the human spirit and restore your faith in the good of humanity.

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life

From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.

Larger-Than-Life Lara

Larger-Than-Life Lara

This isn’t about me. This story, I mean. So already you got a reason to hang it up. At least that’s what Mrs. Smith, our English teacher, says. But the story is about ten-year-old Laney Grafton and the new girl in her class—Lara Phelps, whom everyone bullies from the minute she shows up. Laney is just relieved to have someone else as a target of bullying. But instead of acting the way a bullied kid normally acts, this new girl returns kindness for a meanness that intensifies . . . until nobody remains unchanged, not even the reader. In a unique and multi-layered story, with equal parts humor and angst, Laney communicates the art of storytelling as it happens, with chapter headings, such as: Character, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax. And she weaves an unforgettable tale of a new girl who transforms an entire class and, in the process, reveals the best and worst in all of us. This is a powerful and emotional story, which School Library Journal called “Thoroughly enjoyable and unexpectedly wry, . . . as intelligent as it is succinct.”

Larger Than Life (Novella)

Larger Than Life (Novella)

From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love. Praise for Jodi Picoult “Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”—The Boston Globe “Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.”—Entertainment Weekly “Jodi Picoult’s novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.”—Los Angeles Times

Larger Than Life

An Exposé of the Spirit of the Antichrist

Larger Than Life

My purposes for this booklet are the following: 1. To expose the devils tactics of positioning government leaders as benefactors who bestow benefits in order to solicit support 2. To clarify a caution of prophetic scripture about fear-based forms of human government 3. To emphasize how God expects his people to publicly proclaim the superior way he runs his kingdom until the very end of this age I hope devout disciples will faithfully preach Jesus Christ as king, especially to those the elite reject, whether the loser or the deplorable.

Will Rogers

Larger Than Life

Will Rogers

In this tall tale, the legendary Will Rogers is so good with his lasso that he ropes the whole earth and creates the equator and on the rebound hollows out the Grand Canyon. Includes biographical information about the real Will Rogers.

Larger Than Life

Movie Stars of the 1950s

Larger Than Life

The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s, even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s--James Stewart, Jerry Lewis, and Gregory Peck--continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation of moviegoers was soon enthralled by an emerging cast, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. They, among others, ushered in a provocative acting style, "the Method," bringing hard-edged, realistic performances to the screen. Adult-oriented small-budget dramas were ideal showcases for Method actors, startlingly realized when Brando seized the screen in On the Waterfront. But, with competition from television looming, Hollywood also featured film-making of epic proportion--Ben-Hur and other cinema wonders rode onto the screen with amazing spectacle, making stars of physically impressive performers such as Charlton Heston. Larger Than Life offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood and also in-depth discussions of the decade's major stars, including Montgomery Clift, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis, James Mason, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Jayne Mansfield, and Audrey Hepburn.

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Six Women and their Battle with Obesity as seen through the Eyes of a Dramatherapist

Larger than Life

Larger than Life is aimed at anyone interested in obesity and its treatment. It follows a dramatherapy group attended by six women, all struggling with their weight, using vignettes, transcriptions of the sessions attended, and commentary on the progress made by the participants. A final interview concludes each of the women's therapy, where they talk about their experiences within the group, followed by the therapist's summation of their treatment. The book concludes with brief telephone conversations with all six women three years after their treatment ended, giving a clear picture of the value of dramatherapy to the individual. As well as looking at these specific case studies, the authors also discuss the causes and effects of obesity, the dramatherapy group process, and why dramatherapy is an effective means of treating eating disorders. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the subject of obesity or dramatherapy.

Larger Than Life

The All Too Short Life of My Buddy Jon Vandevander

Larger Than Life

In the days prior to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, Jeff bets his friend Jon that Barry Bonds will break Mark McGwire's record of seventy home runs. The loser will treat the winner to cheeseburgers, beer, and cigars at a favorite restaurant. On October 6, 2001, Barry Bonds breaks McGwire's record. Jeff has never wanted to collect a debt so badly. Jon Vandevander and Jeff Logan became fast friends. From their chance meeting in 1986 during a real estate transaction, the two men discover their mutual passions for the San Francisco Giants, Bruce Springsteen, Mountain Dew, the Allman Brothers Band, self-created top ten lists, and most importantly-family. Their lives are changed forever when Jon's workplace on the ninety-second floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower is attacked. From his own office across the Hudson River, Jeff witnesses the rescue attempt and eventual collapse of the towers and experiences subsequent days of waiting and praying to no avail. Larger Than Life reads like a letter from Jeff to his departed friend, filled with flashbacks to happier days and Jeff's dreams for how things could have been different. Larger Than Life shares the joys of having a best friend and the horror of losing that friend in the tragedy of September 11, 2001.