Growing up in Hong Kong in the 1960s, Yeung Ying is tired of hearing how important boys are. After all, she can write letters and recite poems as well as--even better than--her boy cousins. Luckily, Yeung Ying's mother thinks -girls and boys are just the same.- Despite protests from her husband's family, Ma uses what little money the family has to send her daughter to private school. There Yeung Ying begins to fall in love with books and writing. Combining this new passion with the colorful experiences of her daily life, Yeung Ying discovers that even girls can dare to dream. In her first collection of poems, Ching Yeung Russell captures elements of her youth in rich, vivid snapshots and authentic detail. Readers of all backgrounds will relate to spirited Yeung Ying, her dynamic family, and her courage in the face of life's obstacles.
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods, Sunday Times
Achieve professional quality hair results with this full-color, comprehensive book from award-winning hair and makeup pros, Gretchen Davis and Yvette Rivas. In The Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television, you’ll learn how to create that sought-after "complete look" by learning the newest hair techniques that are in demand on film and television sets. Learn how to break into the industry, what products to use to achieve specific effects, how to maintain a look throughout the day, what quick techniques to use to achieve certain textures, and much more. With input from hairstylist Yvette Rivas, this step-by-step guide makes complex techniques clear, allowing you to achieve t...
In the style of top-selling If the Pasta Wiggles, Don't Eat It! and Never Ask Delilah for a Trim, this upbeat youth devotional offers fresh and funny insight on the truths of the Book of Proverbs. Ninety short, attention-getting reflections help teens think about how their choices correspond to God's priorities for their lives. Each devotion contains a Scripture passage, a short prayer and a pointed "bumper sticker" thought to remember and ponder. Ideal for parents, teachers and youth workers who want to get teens into the Bible.
There is life after fifty. In case you were wondering. And best-selling author and very funny lady Martha Bolton is here to wax hilarious on every part of it -- from the perils of exercise to the puzzling tradition of fruitcake, the annoyance of tailgaters to the miraculous powers of pie. Martha's humour is just as clever (and needed) as ever -- she takes on nutritional labelling, iPhones, and the upside of a recession. With chapters like, 'When One Door Closes, It's Usually on My Foot' and '12-Step Program for Buffet Addicts', she will have you laughing your socks off. She also writes touching pieces about the things she misses -- land lines, in-store coffee shops, hand-written letters, dressing up, her parents -- and the one thing that grounds her: her faith in God. Laugh along with Martha as she reminds you of what is truly important and turns the normal stuff of life -- after fifty -- into riotous fun.
Glamour's "Beauty Sleuth" reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end—in any economy. Andrea Pomerantz Lustig has spent twenty years as a beauty editor, and her contact list is packed with the names of the most exclusive stylists in the business.In How to Look Expensive, she combines her own experience with highly coveted secrets she's learned from the experts to help readers achieve buttery highlights, luminous skin, flawless makeup, and more, all on a budget. Delivering red-carpet looks without putting readers in the red, tips include: • How to get expensive-looking hair color at an inexpensive salon • Superluxe DIY skincare cocktails for less than $20 • The cheap cosmetic secrets of expensive makeup artists • Tips for princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget • “Work Your Beauty Budget” sections that help you make the most of every dollar With How to Look Expensive, every woman can afford to get gold-card gorgeous, and reap the self-confidence that comes with it.
From internationally-acclaimed thriller writer Grant McKenzie comes a novel that hits perilously close to home, and will keep you guessing until the last page. What if everything you believed about the worst event in your life was a lie? Ian Quinn’s day begins with an anonymous death threat, but that’s not entirely unusual in his line of work as a court-ordered child protection officer. The frustrated parents of his clients often need someone to lash out at — and Ian makes sure that he is the easiest target. But the threat is nothing compared to the envelope stuffed into his hand by a foul-smelling vagrant who mutters the cryptic message, “He says he’s sorry” before scurrying away. The envelope with his name scrawled across the front contains a lone visitor’s pass to the Oregon State Penitentiary, and the accompanying message fills Ian’s heart with both terror and revulsion. The author of the note destroyed Ian’s life. In the blink of an eye, this drunk-driving scum took the most precious thing in Ian’s life. Worst of all, Ian had watched it happen. And now the bastard wants to see him. The message is short. Only seven words. I was paid to kill your daughter.