📒 Scratched by Elizabeth Tallent

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN_10 : 9780062410382
Copyright Year : 2020-02-25
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“Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.”—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend and Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction In a bold and brilliant memoir that reinvents the form, the acclaimed author of the novel Museum Pieces and the collection Mendocino Fire explores the ferocious desire for perfection which has shaped her writing life as well as her rich, dramatic, and constantly surprising personal life. Scratched is an intimate account of the uses a child, and the adult she becomes, will find for perfectionism and the role it will play in every part of her life. Elizabeth Tallent’s story begins in a hospital in mid-1950s suburban Washington, D.C., when her mother refuses to hold her newborn daughter, shocking behavior that baffles the nurses. Imagining her own mother’s perfectionist ideal at this critical moment, Elizabeth moves back and forth in time, juxtaposing moments in the past with the present in this innovative and spellbinding narrative. Elizabeth traces her journey from her early years in which she perceived herself as “the child whose flaws let disaster into an otherwise perfect family,” to her adulthood, when perfectionism came to affect everything. In the decade between 27 and 37, she publishes five literary books with Knopf and her short stories appear in The New Yorker. But this extraordinary start to her career is followed by twenty-two years of silence. She wrote, or rather published, nothing at all. Why? Scratched is the remarkable response to that question. Elizabeth’s early publications secure her a coveted teaching job at Stanford University. As she toggles between Palo Alto and the Mendocino coast where she lives, raises her son Gabriel, and pursues an important psychoanalysis, Elizabeth grapples with the perfectionism that has always been home to her. Eventually, she finds love and acceptance in the most unlikely place, and finally accepts an “as is” relationship with herself and others. Her final triumph is the writing of this memoir, filled with wit, humor, and heart, and unlike any other you will read. Scratched is a brave book that repeatedly searches for the emotional truth beneath the conventional surface of existence.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : AuthorHouse
ISBN_10 : 9781467010375
Copyright Year : 2011-11-14
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A Northern Irish wicked villain desperately looking for sympathy (Scratched); A Pakistani kid having arguments about Cricket with some Auld British Blokes (The Ninja Cricketer); A professional Con/Hitman telling (fictional?) episodes from his career (The Marcabru Chronicles).

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Genre : Science
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781101218822
Copyright Year : 2006-06-01
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A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, "What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage," Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark's Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

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Genre : American poetry
Publisher : Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : 9781936400256
Copyright Year : 2010-09-01
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📒 The Cat That Scratched by Jonathan Long

Genre : Cats
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 0099353717
Copyright Year : 1997
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Ticklesome trouble from a talkative teeny-tiny flea is driving a moggy NUTS! And her crazy-kitty capering to rid herself of the pesky pest proves cat. . . astrophic! No amount of scritching, duba-scrub-scrubbing, haircutting or hoovering will dislodge the bothersome bug. But with a helping paw from a feline cousin (a lion) she soon sends her unwelcome guest packing - with a flea in HIS ear. Also from this award-winning team: THE DOG THAT DUG - shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1993 and prize-winner of the Critici in Erba Award 1993

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Genre : Steel industry and trade
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ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105037639106
Copyright Year : 1981
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ISBN_10 : 168744935X
Copyright Year : 2019-08-20
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I Like Tea And Maybe 3 People: Tea Gifts; Metal Effect Scratched Cover SIZE - 6 X 9 PAGES - 101 MATTE FINISH SOFT PAPERBACK

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : Elsevier
ISBN_10 : 0080468047
Copyright Year : 2006-09-29
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The surface characterizations of engineering materials effects their scratch/abrasion/Mar resistance, coating adhesion/strength, and abrasive wear mechanism. Scratching of Materials and Applications has chapters devoted to direct industrial application and contains some of the important works that are being conducted. Scratch testing of materials has grown extensively since the earlier days of the Mohs Scale for ranking minerals according to their relative scratch resistance. This test has been used on metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers and coatings of various types and thicknesses. The chapters are grouped according to the type of the engineering materials used. The beginning chapters relate mostly to bulk polymers, which are followed by different types of coatings (hard wear resistant to the diamond-like carbon coatings) and finally, chapters on the application of scratching technique to metals and ceramics are included at the end of the book. Thus, the book covers a fairly wide spectrum of engineering materials which are useful to engineers and researchers. * Balances theoretical science with practical application * Demonstrates real-life applications within industry * Written experts in the fields of materials, tribology and surface mechanics

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN_10 : 0889612307
Copyright Year : 1999
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Scratching the Surface brings together 14 anti-racist feminists who examine ways in which race and gender interact to shape the lives of women of colour in Canada. This collection of articles covers a broad range of topics such as the impact of colonialism and its associated discourses on First Nations and other groups of colonized women; racism in the Canadian labour movement; the impact of globalization on women of colour; the ways in which the institution of the nuclear family shapes racism; sexism in communities of colour; and the ways in which the women's movement can create an anti-racist praxis. The book not only provides exciting new insights into how women of colour experience Canadian society, but also provides instructors with a textbook that integrates anti-racist and feminist approaches.

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📒 Porn For Bankers by Hans Eysink Smeets

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ISBN_10 : 9491413031
Copyright Year : 2011-11-04
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SCRATCHED OUT VERSION - WITH ALL THE UNEASY TRUTHS SCRATCHED OUT Some bankers wrote me that they hesitated to start reading the book. That's why we made this cleaned-up version of Porn for Bankers. We have just scratched out all uneasy truths and everything which might be even the slighest bit critical or controversial for you bankers. Literally: about a third of the book consists of scratched out text. Making it the first scratched-out book ever. Easy to read, mind tickling and pleasantly unconventional. Theodor Kockelkoren, Executive AFM, the Netherlands Financial Authorities Learn from the porn-industry how our banks can change. This book by banking-insider Hans Eysink Smeets explains how our bankers can use the Information Retail Revolution to double their consumer focus at half the cost. That means double fun for all of us. As customer and as taxpayer. Hans Eysink Smeets is one of the worlds leading retail consultants. He worked in 32 countries on 5 continents.

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