Dirty Secret

Author: Jessie Sholl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439192535
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Dirty Secret from the Author: Jessie Sholl. A fascinating look at compulsive hoarding by a woman whose mother suffers from the disease. To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me? When her divorced mother was diagnosed with cancer, New York City writer Jessie Sholl returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to help her prepare for her upcoming surgery and get her affairs in order. While a daunting task for any adult dealing with an aging parent, it’s compounded for Sholl by one lifelong, complex, and confounding truth: her mother is a compulsive hoarder. Dirty Secret is a daughter’s powerful memoir of confronting her mother’s disorder, of searching for the normalcy that was never hers as a child, and, finally, cleaning out the clutter of her mother’s home in the hopes of salvaging the true heart of their relationship—before it’s too late. Growing up, young Jessie knew her mother wasn’t like other mothers: chronically disorganized, she might forgo picking Jessie up from kindergarten to spend the afternoon thrift store shopping. Now, tracing the downward spiral in her mother’s hoarding behavior to the death of a long-time boyfriend, she bravely wades into a pathological sea of stuff: broken appliances, moldy cowboy boots, twenty identical pairs of graying bargain-bin sneakers, abandoned arts and crafts, newspapers, magazines, a dresser drawer crammed with discarded eyeglasses, shovelfuls of junk mail . . . the things that become a hoarder’s “treasures.” With candor, wit, and not a drop of sentimentality, Jessie Sholl explores the many personal and psychological ramifications of hoarding while telling an unforgettable mother-daughter tale.

Dirty Secrets Dirty War

Author: David Cox
Publisher: EveningPostBooks
ISBN: 9780981873503
Size: 71.59 MB
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Dirty Secrets Dirty War from the Author: David Cox. From 1976-1983, an estimated 30,000 people disappeared in Argentina. They were victims of the “Dirty War” – a brutal campaign designed by the government to root out possible subversives. Those suspected of being dissidents were kidnapped and taken to secret detention centers. Most were tortured and then killed – never seen again.Robert J. Cox, editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, did what few others were willing to do – he told the truth about what was happening. Every day his newspaper reported on the kidnappings and killings. He challenged those in power – asking questions and demanding answers. Cox's commitment to reporting the truth made him a hero to the families of the disappeared, but an enemy of the state.This is the remarkable story of one man's courage in the face of adversity. It is the story of a man dedicated to protecting the freedom of the press and to protecting his family. It is the story of those who disappeared and the man who stayed in order to tell their stories.Cox's story is told by his son David who grew up under the pall of terrorism, but was inspired by his father's “great courage to write what was true.” He has written the book that his father could not.

Dirty Secrets

Author: Richard Murphy
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1786631695
Size: 68.90 MB
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Dirty Secrets from the Author: Richard Murphy. What happens when the rich are allowed to hide their money in tax havens, and what we should do about it The Panama Papers were a reminder of how the superrich are allowed to hide their wealth from the rest of us. Dirty Secrets uncovers the extent of the corruption behind this crisis and shows what needs to be done in the face of this unregulated spread of rampant greed. Tax havens, we are often told, are part of the global architecture of capitalism, providing a freedom from regulation necessary to make markets work. In this book, leading authority Richard Murphy uncovers the truth behind this lie. The fact of the matter is that this increasingly popular practice threatens the foundations of democracy, sowing mistrust and creating a regime based upon opacity. As Murphy shows, how we manage our economy is a political decision, and one that can be changed. Dirty Secrets proposes ways to regulate tax havens and what the world might look like without them.

Dirty Secret

Author: Chelle Bliss
Publisher: Bliss Ink
ISBN:
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Dirty Secret from the Author: Chelle Bliss. STANDALONE - ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCE Agent: Kennedy Barnes Target: Phoenix 'Nix' Ash Crimes: Hacker and Heartbreaker Mission: Get Close and Survive After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressman's secret affair, Kennedy Barnes joins 'Project Greenlight' - a clandestine intelligence organization. She's out to prove she's more than her father's dirty secret. One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed. Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. He's pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes. Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness - for each other. This is a STANDALONE novel, but is interconnected with Dirty Work, which is now available.

Dirty Secrets

Author: Meredith Burgmann
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9781742231402
Size: 22.87 MB
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Dirty Secrets from the Author: Meredith Burgmann. In this moving, funny and sometimes chilling book, leading Australians open their ASIO files and read what the state's security apparatus said about them. Writers from across the political spectrum including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby and Anne Summers confront and in some cases reclaim their pasts.

A Million Dirty Secrets

Author: C. L. Parker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444780514
Size: 37.87 MB
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A Million Dirty Secrets from the Author: C. L. Parker. You can't put a price on love - so they say... When a medical condition threatens to tear apart Lanie Talbot's family, she makes the ultimate sacrifice. With no time and no other option, Lanie puts herself up for sale at an underground, high-end establishment where women are auctioned off to influential, wealthy men with more money than sense. Enter Noah Crawford: millionaire business mogul and Chicago's most eligible bachelor. But Noah's distrust in relationships has led him to make a very desperate decision of his own - purchasing a woman to satisfy his every desire. No strings attached, no heartbreak, and no way anyone will ever know. Just two million dollars to have his wicked way with Lanie Talbot for two years . . . Laini and Noah's relationship is explosive. When they fight, they take no prisoners. When they love, they show no mercy. When they combine the two, they never want to leave each other's arms. But did they both get more than they bargained for? A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS is the first part of a scorching hot romantic duet that promises to be this generation's Pretty Woman.

Dirty Secrets

Author: Karen Rose
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698140877
Size: 75.65 MB
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Dirty Secrets from the Author: Karen Rose. “Karen Rose writes hold-your-breath suspense” (Karen Robards) and in this breathtaking novella she’s at her seductive best as an unexpected reunion between two friends ignites the dangerous impulses in a secret enemy… Emma Townsend is astonished when she comes across a love letter tucked away in an old high school year book, written by her once dear friend Chris Walker. Having never seen it until now, the letter has taken seventeen years to touch Emma’s heart. Now she’s determined to find Chris and maybe even get a second chance at romance. For Chris, now a college professor, seeing Emma again has brought back a flood of memories, rekindling a passion he thought was long gone. But in the shadows, someone is watching Emma and Chris, someone nursing revenge, and plunging Emma into a nightmare where no one can be trusted and every dirty little secret is sealed with a kiss. Dirty Secrets previously appeared in Hot Pursuit

Dirty Little Secrets

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 1481158643
Size: 62.43 MB
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Dirty Little Secrets from the Author: Liliana Hart. J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up... The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control. And passions are rising... J.J and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she's harboring secrets of her own -- secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

Dirty Secrets

Author: ashley banos
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504919009
Size: 44.96 MB
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Dirty Secrets from the Author: ashley banos. Dirty Secrets? What would you say is a clean secret? And can you keep a secret? Stephanie’s secret was not an ordinary secret and it’s definitely not one that you want to tell anyone else about. Stephanie tried keeping her secret to herself but it seemed that her closet was too full with skeletons and they began to all fall out. As Stephanie says, “A secret is only safe if you are the only one who knows what it is.” Some secrets are better left kept as a secret; this is what Stephanie has learned a lot about. Before her big move to her new apartment she lived miles away in a small town where everyone knew everyone’s business. If you walked out of your house to go down the street, the whole town knew exactly where you were. But Stephanie had a lot of secrets and no one would have ever known that she had been hiding them. Stephanie was exhausted from the move and all of the unpacking made her extremely tired. There were so many things that still had to be done. She looked around and saw boxes that still needed to be put away. She spotted a small red box. She reached down and picked it up. With so many boxes she packed, she couldn’t remember exactly what was in that particular box. She ripped the tape off of the box and opened it. Tears started to fall from her eyes. Sometimes there are too many skeletons in one closet and they all start falling out. A secret is only safe if you are the only one who knows what it is.

Dirty Secrets

Author: Theo Sable
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479748374
Size: 24.95 MB
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Dirty Secrets from the Author: Theo Sable. Not averse to verse, Theo has been writing poetry since childhood, through adolescence, into maturity and now is finally published. A graduate of The High School of Performing Arts (Drama major), CCNY (English major), and Sarah Lawrence College (Master's in Theater), she embarked on a teaching career at The College of White Plains and Fordham University. After branching off into jewelry design, sculpture and motherhood, she has come full circle to her first avenue of expression with this volume, in hopes that it will strike a resonant chord of recognition in the reader. She encourages bookings of poetry readings, where her writing and performing skills combine to enhance the experience and may be reached through her web site, www.dirtysecretsbytheo.com