Talking to My Daughter

My daughter Xenia is an almost constant absence in my life. Living as she does in Australia and I in Greece, we are either far apart or, when we are together, counting the days until the next separation. Talking as if to her about ...

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147357210X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Begin the new year with a fresh perspective on economics, capitalism, and the society we live in. Yanis Varoufakis, world renowned economist, writes to his daughter to teach her the hazards of capitalism. 'Why is there so much inequality?' asked Xenia to her father. Answering her questions in a series of accessible and tender letters, Varoufakis educates her to what economics and capitalism is and why it is so dangerous. Taking from memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - Varoufakis turns Talking To My Daughter into an enjoyable and engaging read, without ever shying from the harder truths. Greece's former finance minister explains everything you need to know to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times. In answering his daughter's deceptively simple questions, Varoufakis disentangles our troubling world with remarkable clarity and child-like honesty, as well as inspiring us to make it a better one. 'Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original - a potent democratic tool at the perfect time' Naomi Klein

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

My daughter Xenia is an almost constant absence in my life. Living as she does in Australia and I in Greece, we are either far apart or, when we are together, counting the days until the next separation. Talking as if to her about ...

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 100

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Yanis Varoufakis, the world-renowned economist and #1 bestselling author, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is and why it has the power to change our world. Why is there so much inequality? In this intimate and accessible book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales – from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix -- Talking To My Daughter About the Economy explains everything you need to know in order to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times. It is a book that helps to make sense of a troubling world while inspiring us to make it a better one.

The Faithfuls

My daughter was watching with me. Not Lauren—she refused, no surprise there. This is my youngest, Morgan, who's only sixteen. And I start talking to her about it. ... I'm that kind of mom—I talk to my daughters about everything.

Author: Cecilia Lyra

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1838888756

Category: Fiction


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Family always comes first. Alma, New York is the perfect town, right down to the coordinated shopfront decorations on Main Street, and Gina Dewar is the perfect wife, mother, daughter-in-law. She understands the responsibility that comes with marrying into America’s golden family, and she tries not to burden her husband Bobby with drama from her own small-town past. But a summer house in the Hamptons doesn’t always buy happiness, and the Dewars aren’t quite as apple pie as they seem. When Bobby is publicly accused of having an affair cracks start to appear in the Dewar clan, and when he denies any knowledge, Gina faces an impossible dilemma. Should she stand by her husband, or listen to her sister-in-law, telling her that there is more to this story? As the town explodes with speculation, Gina tries to keep the gossips out of her marriage. After all, no one knows better than her that secrets should stay in the family. But then she hears the rumor that Bobby’s supposed mistress is pregnant and she is shaken to the core. With the future of her family so uncertain, Gina is about to find out what she’s willing to do to protect those she loves… A moving, emotionally gripping novel about family secrets and the space between loyalty and trust. A stunning new read for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner. Readers love Cecilia Lyra: “ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE. Warm and emotional. I loved it completely from beginning to end… captured my heart from the first page… Brilliant writing, lovable characters, real situations, the book was everything I needed and more.” Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars “A simply glorious read!… One of the best books I read this year!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Definitely for fans of Elin Hilderbrand. I absolutely loved it and liked that the drama was intense but there was reprieve and easy reading in between. It was well-written and truly the perfect beach read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “WOW! What an incredible story that brought out so many emotions.” Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars “A fantastic read!… I cried at quite a few spots. I didn't want this book to end!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Delightful, bittersweet and beguiling… Had me utterly enchanted. The Sunset Sisters is uplifting and compelling and I highly recommend it.” Brianne’s Book Reviews, 5 stars “Brilliant book. Loved it.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “The perfect summer story.” Goodreads reviewer “A fantastic, great read. The story is full of emotions. Recommend it.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A great book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Read this in one day.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A great read… has the full gamut of emotions and it's not to be missed.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “An emotional, heart-warming summer read that is perfect to lay back and relax with on lazy, summer afternoons… this story pulled at my heart strings and took me on an emotional, heart-warming ride the entire way through.” Goodreads reviewer “Love, lies and betrayal at its best. This is a compulsive read, one I had difficulty putting down.” Goodreads reviewer “The kind of story I love! Family secrets, all those skeletons in the closets makes for a book I couldn’t put down!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Amazing, emotional.” Goodreads reviewer “An emotional, heart-warming summer read… will envelope you and not let you out of its grasp until you have read each and every word of this bittersweet, emotional tale… this story pulled at my heart strings and took me on an emotional, heart-warming ride the entire way through.” Goodreads reviewer

Talk to Me

did in communicating with your daughter were very spontaneous, without my trying to remember how to sign.” We both smiled at each other. ... He put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Thank you for talking to my daughter.

Author: Roger E. Hoffmann

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617777412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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Growing up with deaf grandparents, Roger E. Hoffman learned early on the challenges faced by the deaf community. Valuing his grandparents, he prioritized a relationship with them, even when encountering prejudice from his peers. Drawing from his early experiences, Roger shares touching stories of his childhood and the compassion that motivated him to become a therapist for children with speech impediments. In addition to working one-on-one with children, Roger developed several creative ways to educate the community on sign language, bridging the gap between the silent and hearing worlds. This moving memoir speaks to all who have felt alienated or set apart. Talk to Me will encourage you to reach out to those around you and communicate more clearly.

Unbelievable Magic and Miracle of My Life

Well put Mr. Smith on the phone because I want to talk to Mrs. Smith also so gave him the phone, and when I gave ... “Yes, I am doing just find Mr. Smith since my daughter call me tonight, and I been calling your house all day and no ...

Author: Addie M. Henderson


ISBN: 148174349X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 607

My name is Addie and I am the daughter of Queen Elizabeth Henderson, and my mother have ten (10) children that she raise under a very racial white conditions in Memphis Tennessee. So I ran away from the South to the North as a young girl because I wanted my freedom and rights to make my own choices. But when I return back to Memphis Tennessee I brought back with me a ferocity that is unmatched in my family. See my story is a true story about my Negro family in the South. Because I have grow past this slavery and racial white conditions that I was born under in Mississippi at my time of birth, and now I have produce life myself as a Creator on earth, and some of the white peoples have change in the South a lot by initial conditions.

There Are No Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter

While I hoped she would tire of him soon, I made sure dating my daughter wouldn't be easy. I made her curfew earlier. I asked for a complete report on where they went, with whom, and what they did. I talked to my daughter about choices ...

Author: Laura J. Buddenberg

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 1889322717

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 779

Provides a glimpse into the teen dating scene, looking at such issues as age, attire, gift giving, and internet relationships, and encourages parents to set dating rules and engage in conversations about dating with their daughters.

Talking with Your Daughter About Best Friends and Mean Girls

And it comes not only from strangers, but also from best friends who get lost in careless conversation. “My daughter's not likely to do that,” you say. But will it be done to her? What steps have you taken to train her to respond?

Author: Dannah Gresh

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736981926

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 586

Learn how to have important talks with your daughter about true friendship as you connect with her through eight creative, cost-effective, and engaging activities. Friends can make or break the life of a tween girl. That’s why bestselling author Dannah Gresh, popular speaker and creator of the True Girl live events, designed this resource to help you protect your daughter from peer pressure and bullying and guide her toward healthy friendships that affirm her faith and self-worth. As part of each great mother and daughter “date,” Dannah equips you to have meaningful conversations with your girl about how to make wise choices, overcome hurts and jealousy, ask for and extend forgiveness, and form a strong relationship with Jesus. This honest and biblically sound book helps you encourage your daughter to form friendships that allow her to flourish emotionally, developmentally, and spiritually.

Talking to My Hand

“Oh, but you have helped me, Ms. Washnick, and our company appreciates your time. ... “And tell my daughter to get back here right away to take better care of me,” she could hear the old woman rasping in the background.

Author: Arthur G. Typermass

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595478417

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 360

New York City native Arthur G. Typermass shines along with his outrageous cast of characters in a collection of seven short stories laced with wit, wisdom, and misadventures.When the future of a beloved Florida zoo hangs in the balance, a surreptitious group of supporters devises a plan with far-reaching consequences. Sometimes it is the seemingly quietest factions that carry the loudest, most convincing voices. A desperate executive on the run from himself embarks upon a frantic odyssey and into a web of his own creation. Santa Claus gives serious consideration to selling his toy business and retiring. After the president of the United States dies in a freakish manner, one woman is awarded the final parking space in the country. The award turns out to be a dubious honor. In the 1950s, a summer intern at a New York City advertising agency learns that his input at the firm is more valuable than what he is initially told.Talking to My Hand is a collection of stories full of laughter and poignancy that touches on many intriguing human experiences. Enjoy the antics of larger-than-life characters pushed to their limits by a series of scandalous events.

Letter to My Daughter Words of wisdom advice and lessons on life from parents

In the few times I was asked by your school to do a career talk to the leaving students, I always told them that It didn't matter how well they did, ... Hence, my always talking to you like you were people, even as babies.

Author: Theresa Tan

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 981492833X

Category: Family & Relationships


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They say little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. That innocent baby in the cot will one day become a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law. A girl's first—and sometimes final—teacher is her mother. From first steps to first kiss, marriage to motherhood, mothers are the coach and counsellor in every girl's life. In this collection curated by veteran editor and writer Theresa Tan, mothers write letters to their daughters who may one day become mothers themselves. At times hilarious, mostly brutally honest, these are no-holds-barred, one-sided conversations between moms and their girls: values to impart, mistakes to learn from, wisdom to pass on, confessions to make, gratitude to express. These letters will make you laugh, weep and hug your child. Includes notes on lipstick and taking care of your body; how to survive marriage (and divorce); stupid things never to do; making hard decisions; living life with passion; raising children and caring for aging parents; carrying on family traditions; focusing on what truly matters in life. Contributors include: Adlena Oh-Wong, Amy Poon, Ng Choong San, Cynthia Chew, Dawn Lee, Dawn Sim, Janet Goh, Jennifer Heng, Jenny Wee, Kalthum Ahmad, Karen Tan, Landy Chua-Moosa, Loretta Urquhart, Paige Parker, Petrina Kow, Sangeeta Mulchand, Shaan Moledina-Lim, Chiong Xiao Ting, Lin Xiuzhen, Yen Chua and Zalina Gazali

Surrender A Love Letter to My Daughter

Most of the texts are between me and Crystal or with me and my children or Jim. I don't consider these text messages from my daughter Crystal. ... Texting was less personal, and she wasn't really interested in talking to me.

Author: Lou Alpert

Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing

ISBN: 1948181339

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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On December 1, 2017, Lou Alpert woke to a CNN story featuring images of her daughter Crystal shooting up heroin in an alley, visibly pregnant and being confronted by an Albuquerque policeman. Within twenty-four hours, the story had gone viral, picked up by media outlets worldwide. Subsequent coverage followed: television interviews, news articles, and an appearance at Trump’s State of the Union address by the policeman, his wife, and Crystal’s adopted daughter. Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter gives voice to the truth of one mother’s journey through her child’s heroin addiction. Delivered with honesty and insight, Lou shares her lived wisdom with a rare mixture of candor, humor, compassion, and love. This book is for anyone who has found themselves swept up in the opioid crisis, hiding in the shadows, and trying to cope with the chaos of loving an addict.