The Story Within

  • Filename: the-story-within.
  • ISBN: 9781101542927
  • Release Date: 2011-11-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Laura Oliver
  • Publisher: Penguin

Laura Oliver has been teaching aspiring writers how to plumb emotional contradictions for insight for more than a decade in workshops and university classes. Now she has written the book her students have been asking her for, a book that aspiring writers of every genre can use to guide, coach, and encourage them on their journey.The Story Within employs the compelling art of memoir to illuminate craft and touches on nuanced subjects only a teacher who is herself actively writing knows to address. Each chapter offers excerpts from Laura's own stories, as well as those of students and published authors and then provides fresh advice and clear instruction on the subject of writing.

The Story Within Us

  • Filename: the-story-within-us.
  • ISBN: 9780252094255
  • Release Date: 2012-09-15
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Megan Sweeney
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The Story Within Us: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading features in-depth, oral interviews with eleven incarcerated women, each of whom offers a narrative of her life and her reading experiences within prison walls. The women share powerful stories about their complex and diverse efforts to negotiate difficult relationships, exercise agency in restrictive circumstances, and find meaning and beauty in the midst of pain. Their shared emphases on abuse, poverty, addiction, and mental illness illuminate the pathways that lead many women to prison and suggest possibilities for addressing the profound social problems that fuel crime. Framing the narratives within an analytic introduction and reflective afterword, Megan Sweeney highlights the crucial intellectual work that the incarcerated women perform despite myriad restrictions on reading and education in U.S. prisons. These women use the limited reading materials available to them as sources of guidance and support and as tools for self-reflection and self-education. Through their creative engagements with books, the women learn to reframe their own life stories, situate their experiences in relation to broader social patterns, deepen their understanding of others, experiment with new ways of being, and maintain a sense of connection with their fellow citizens on both sides of the prison fence.


  • Filename: hizbullah.
  • ISBN: 0863566995
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 463
  • Author: Naʻīm Qāsim
  • Publisher: Al Saqi

An insider's fascinating account of the creation and rise of Hizbullah

Psychotherapy s Pilgrim Poet

  • Filename: psychotherapy-s-pilgrim-poet.
  • ISBN: 9781531292881
  • Release Date: 2016-08-11
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: Betsy Hall
  • Publisher: University Professors Press

Psychotherapy’s Pilgrim-Poet: The Story Within imaginatively describes the interior experience of the therapeutic client by utilizing the images of epic literature as an interpretive lens for the psychotherapeutic process. Through the characters, plot, and psychological landscape of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer’s Odyssey, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, we look anew at the client’s motivation to journey, their courage, affects, memories and wounds, the therapeutic bond, the encounter with the unconscious, and the act of story-telling. The author demonstrates that depth psychological work is a soulful pilgrimage characterized by a spiritual and heroic descent to the deep psyche in pursuit of wholeness and the authentic self. Although this book is theoretically informed, it is not intended to provide clinical explanations; rather, it aspires to describe the psychotherapeutic experience from an inside point of view, from the inner life of the client.The primary aim is to renew and deepen an understanding of the client’s profoundly difficult and courageous psychological endeavor in depth psychotherapy. This book is a culmination of the author’s experiences as researcher, teacher, therapist, enthused reader of epic, and most importantly, as client. It weaves together the author’s personal stories with client vignettes, epic literature, depth psychology, mythological studies, and literary criticism.

The Story Within

  • Filename: the-story-within.
  • ISBN: 9781421410975
  • Release Date: 2013-10-02
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Amy Boesky
  • Publisher: JHU Press

The contributors to The Story Within share powerful experiences of living with genetic disorders. Their stories illustrate the complexities involved in making decisions about genetic diseases: whether to be tested, who to tell, whether to have children, and whether and how to treat children medically, if treatment is available. More broadly, they consider how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. People affected by genetic disease respond to such choices in varied and personal ways. These writers reflect that breadth of response, yet they share the desire to challenge a restricted sense of what "health" is or whose life has value. They write hoping to expand conversations about genetics and identity—to deepen debate and generate questions. They or their families are affected by Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, genetic deafness or blindness, schizophrenia, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, fragile X, or Fanconi anemia. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is complicated, dynamic, and above all, deeply personal. Contributors Misha Angrist, Amy Boesky, Kelly Cupo, Michael Downing, Clare Dunsford, Mara Faulkner, Christine Kehl O’Hagan, Charlie Pierce, Kate Preskenis, Emily Rapp, Jennifer Rosner, Joanna Rudnick, Anabel Stenzel (deceased), Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, Laurie Strongin, Patrick Tracey, Alice Wexler -- Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan, author of Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in AmericaRita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of IllnessPatrick Tracey

Getting There

  • Filename: getting-there.
  • ISBN: 9781452011806
  • Release Date: 2010-06
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: M. D. Birmingham
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

The fact that you have begun reading this means that you have come to a crossroads. You ultimately, only have one of two choices that you will make. One choice is to continue reading this book and it will (not can) enhance your perspective on life and "being" around others. The book "touches" several genres (inspirational, self-improvement, handicapped, health and fitness, social sciences, philosophy, family, mind, body, and soul) in a combined unique manner and accurately highlights each that is naturally intertwined in this autobiography and anyone's life. This book goes beyond age, gender, social, cultural boundaries, and even time to make it applicable to any human. This autobiography's events were typed and recorded vocally by me, the author, as I regained the physical capabilities. These are all true experiences by me, the author, that were encountered along my journey. The "story" illustrates the similarities of "two worlds" that some people think are completely different; one being "better" than the other. The experiences are presented in such a form to make it relative to any reader. This autobiography was written in the style and format that creatively gives the reader the truthful experience in order. Many people want to be at the top, but how many have and can give perspectives from both "top and bottom." All emotions are met when reading this book and it is much more than a life story. It is "The story within the life becoming the life within the story!"

Stories within Stories

  • Filename: stories-within-stories.
  • ISBN: 9781461662532
  • Release Date: 2000-11-01
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Peninnah Schram
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson

The stories presented in Peninnah Schram's highly anticipated Stories within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition are drawn primarily from talmudic and midrashic sources, medieval texts, and the Israel Folktale Archives. Each enchanting story-within-a-story is part of the Jewish oral tradition and continues to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences as have all of the author's previous works. The types of stories found in this wonderful collection (described by Peninnah Schram as "frame and chain stories") have been widely popular in both Jewish and non-Jewish literary traditions. Since Jews have lived in so many places, they have been influenced by the stories told by their surrounding neighbors. For example, this genre of tales has been especially popular in the Jewish stories of the Middle East, having been influenced by the structure and contents of Arabic literature. Stories within Stories contains fifty stories, mostly made up of folktales. Various types of stories are interspersed so that a humorous story is followed by a romantic tale, which is followed by a religious tale, which is followed by a tall tale, and so on. The stories come from various ethnic communities represented in the Israel Folktale Archives including Morocco, Iraq, Kurdistan, Persia, Yemen, and Eastern Europe. Gifted and highly acclaimed storyteller Peninnah Schram contributes to the ever-growing library of Jewish folklore collections, thus actively helping to restore the rich treasures of Jewish oral tradition in our contemporary world.

The Story Within A Young Girl Lets Go of Her Burden with the Help of a Hobbit

  • Filename: the-story-within-a-young-girl-lets-go-of-her-burden-with-the-help-of-a-hobbit.
  • ISBN: 049420804X
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

This paper examines whether Yehudit Silverman's therapeutic approach, The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy, can be beneficial in the treatment of clients with anorexia. Through a case study design, this paper demonstrates how this approach was useful with one anorexic client in working through difficult personal material, through the use of fiction and metaphor. It also demonstrates that Silverman's therapeutic approach allows therapeutic goals to be met, including the instillation of a sense of autonomy, a sense of self, and self-acceptance, as well as aiding the anorexic client in emotional expression. In addition, this paper demonstrates how Silverman's approach aids in overcoming an anorexic client's resistance to therapy, the therapeutic alliance, and the confrontation of personal material. The study design consists of a case study, a narrative account chronicling the use of Silverman's therapeutic approach with an anorexic client over a period of seven months, as well as an analysis of how The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy is useful in working with anorexic clients.

The Lazarus Story Within the Johannine Tradition

  • Filename: the-lazarus-story-within-the-johannine-tradition.
  • ISBN: 9781841271958
  • Release Date: 2001-05-01
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Wendy Sproston North
  • Publisher: A&C Black

This historical-critical study of the Gospel of John and the First Epistle of John challenges the commonly held view that the first Johannine epistle is related to the Gospel. Sproston argues that the two writings are indirectly related through a common Johannine tradition. A comparison of the two therefore allows traditional material in the evangelist's work to be isolated, enhancing our understanding of the creative processes involved in its composition. The account of the raising of Lazarus is rigorously analysed as a test case for this kind of analysis.

Inside Scientology

  • Filename: inside-scientology.
  • ISBN: 0547549237
  • Release Date: 2011-07-05
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Janet Reitman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“A masterful piece of reporting . . . Reitman tells a spellbinding story of a larger-than-life personality whose quirks, ticks and charisma shaped America’s newest homegrown religious movement.” — Washington Post Scientology is known for its celebrity believers and its team of “volunteer ministers” at disaster sites such as the World Trade Center; its notably aggressive response to criticism or its attacks on psychiatry; its requirement that believers pay as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars to reach the highest levels of salvation. But for all its notoriety, Scientology has remained America’s least understood new religion, even as it has been one of its most successful. Now Janet Reitman tells its riveting full story in the first objective modern history of Scientology, at last revealing the astonishing truth about life within the controversial religion for its members and ex-members. Based on five years of research, confidential documents, and extensive interviews with current and former Scientologists, this is an utterly compelling work of nonfiction and the defining work on an elusive faith. “A meticulously researched history and revealing exposé, a frightening portrait of a religion that many find not just controversial, but dangerous.” — Boston Globe “This book is fearless.” — Wall Street Journal A New York Times Notable Book Best Books of 2011, Nonfiction San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten of 2011

Held Within Me The Story of a Rose

  • Filename: held-within-me-the-story-of-a-rose.
  • ISBN: 9781483637297
  • Release Date: 2013-05-31
  • Number of pages: 75
  • Author: Chayan Mistique Rose
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

My Books ,Held Within Me....A Story of a Rose and A Story of a Rose....The Budding is are coming out, stories of success and deception, of love and lost. Trauma is not a thing that is spoken of openly. Women deem it as a shameful scar, needing to be hidden. But, instead I would like to reveal there is beauty in trauma. It builds character, and gives you clearer perspective on whats under the surface of an unbalanced mind. I hope that these books inspire motivation, allowing women to dream and open eyes to the truth of thoughts hidden and joys ready to be revealed. Thank you, Xlibris for the opportunity to share my stories and I pray my readers find confidence, acceptance, understanding, and peace in reading my stories, poetry, confessions and lyrics. This first book will lead back to the rawness of trauma, and give you glimpse of a wounded heart.

The Jungle Tales

  • Filename: the-jungle-tales.
  • ISBN: 1530927331
  • Release Date: 2016-04-03
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: K. S. C. Simamane
  • Publisher:

The story is about the rivalry between the animals and people over the land. The story is set at the time when animals could converse in an animal language. The book is full of day to day lessons about life. It is suitable for both young and adults. It is packed with humour and capable to make a good read for the whole family.

Great Flame Within The Story of a Forgotten Master

  • Filename: great-flame-within-the-story-of-a-forgotten-master.
  • ISBN: 9780557701223
  • Release Date: 2010-10
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Charlene Lerch
  • Publisher:

This is a true story, which began in 1987, and continues still today. It is a testimony, from the author, regarding her spiritual awakening journey that involved love, honor, strength and courage ... while trying to survive a horrifying and painful telekinetic conflict ... which came close to killing her ... brought about because of what she had in her soul. ** It also includes an intergalactic encounter, heard of only in the movies, that introduced her to some amazing and unique metaphysical mentors who defended and taught her. ** Hardly anyone would believe her then ... but since making her recent videos about what she endured ... many have come forward and shared, with her, nearly the same type story. ** Will they believe her now?

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