The New York Times bestseller from the author of Help, Thanks, Wow, Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything, and Dusk, Night, Dawn. Lamott's long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found. Profound and hilarious, honest and unexpected, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is irrepressible.
I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book, Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Mario Batali's Spain...on the Road Again, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration elevate this entertaining and essential kitchen resource for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.
When the author's son, Daniel, was 17, he transitioned from a star athlete and honor student to a terminally ill cancer patient. This spellbinding saga of courage, selflessness, and faith will leave readers grateful for the small victories which bless daily life. (Motivation)
Each year, approximately 400,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States. Little information exists to help parents deal with the challenges of having an infant with many medical needs and the resulting stresses they encounter. Small Victories offers a selection of interviews with individuals who were born prematurely and with parents of children who were born prematurely who discuss the many issues they faced. The book contains a detailed resource guide that provides suggestions for parents of premature babies as well as information on support for families.
‘When I first heard about this Faith No More biography, I didn’t know what to think. But I have to give credit where it is due, it’s a quality piece. The man has done his research and it shows. It provided me with more than a few revelations … and I’m in the band.’ — Bill Gould, Faith No More Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More is the definitive biography of one of the most intriguing bands of the late twentieth century. Written with the participation of the group’s key members, it tells how such a heterogeneous group formed, flourished, and fractured, and how Faith No More helped redefine rock, metal and alternative music. The book chronicles the creative and personal tensions that defined and fueled the band, forensically examines the band’s beginnings in San Francisco’s post-punk wasteland, and charts the factors behind the group’s ascent to MTV-era stardom. Small Victories strips away the mythology and misinformation behind their misanthropic masterpiece Angel Dust, explores the rationale behind the frequent hiring and firing of band members, and traces the unraveling of the band in the mid-1990s. It also examines the band’s breakup and hiatus, explores their unwelcome legacy as nu-metal godfathers, and gives a behind-the-scenes view of their rebirth. Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews with current and former band members and other key figures, Small Victories combines a fan’s passion with a reporter’s perspicacity.
An illustrated journey through American prints, illuminated by the victories, defeats& discoveries of two intrepid collectors. For more than four decades, Williams built the most comprehensive treasury of American prints ever assembled. His 6,000 prints cover both familiar and totally unknown ground. What stands out about their collection is not the expected holdings of iconic images by artists known to anyone even remotely familiar with the field, but the sustained effort to break new ground, to include artists and entire schools of art that have been unknown or routinely ignored--the regionalists who worked on the shores of Cape Cod and CA, in Dallas and Charleston, as well as the Ashcan School of NY. Here are hundreds of WPA artists, supported by the government during the Depression as well are the masterpieces of Bellows and Homer, Lewis and Sloan. Illustrated in full color, this will be judged among the indispensable and totally original print reference books for years to come.
"The Wall Street Journal's popular columnist Jason Gay delivers a hilarious and heartfelt guide to modern living. Four times a week, millions of men and women turn to Jason Gay's column in The Wall Street Journal. Why is Gay so celebrated? It starts with his amusing, fan's-eye-view of the sports world, which he loves but doesn't take too seriously. But his most celebrated features are his "Rules" columns, which provide untraditional, highly amusing but useful advice for navigating the minefields of everyday life. In this, his first book, Gay provides witty and wise advice on the Big Questions. Such as how to behave at work: "If you are excited about the company holiday party, this is likely an early-warning signal from the lighthouse to cancel, because you may fit the profile of the person who winds up kissing four co-workers, then stands on the coach at 2:00 a.m. railing against the company healthcare plan before passing out, then waking up twenty minutes later and demanding everyone take a taxi to Atlantic City for breakfast." Gay makes the case that it is not the grand accomplishments like climbing Mt. Everest (which, as he points out, is expensive and stressful) that make life sweet but conquering the small everyday challenges, like putting pants on before 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday. Little Victories is a life guide for people who hate life guides. Whether the subject is rules for raising the perfect child without infuriating all of your friends, rules for how to be cool (related: Why do you want to be cool?) or rules of thumb to tell the difference between real depression and just eating five cupcakes in a row, Gay's essays--whimsical, practical, and occasionally poignant--will make you laugh and then think, "You know, he's kind of right.""--Provided by publisher.
When Big Tom, a wealthy cousin, decides that Louise's sister, Shelby, should be institutionalized, Louise is determined to oppose him and finds an unexpected ally in Young Tom, her cousin's son
Small Victories is a poetic journal of Stephen's thoughts and reflections over the past five years concerning getting along with his pet cat, politics and the economy, his true feelings about his job, battling stigma, going for the small victory and not comparing himself to the big victories that healthy people achieve such as marriage or having a family of one's own, also how faith keeps him strong and enables him to see outside the box.
Account of an urban high school teacher's struggles and success in sending her students to college.
A firsthand account of the courageous and determined effort, helmed by the author, to combat the devastation caused by the AIDS epidemic in India and later in Asia Pacific region. Fighting immeasurable odds at a time when India carried the second largest disease burden in the world, the author steered the ship of the Indian Government’s response through its most critical stage. The story continues as the author takes the reins of UNAIDS, the Joint UN programme on AIDS in the Asia Pacific region, and aligns the organisation to the needs of those countries. The author then presents an unbiased and critical assessment as the Special Envoy to the UN Secretary General on the current faltering of AIDS response in Asia Pacific. This book is a summary of the roles essayed by the author as policy maker, programmer, advocate and activist for HIV/AIDS in a career spanning over two decades.