Chasing Chaos

Author: Jessica Alexander
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780770436926
Size: 18.65 MB
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Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and difficult—but she was hooked. In this honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the massive aid effort to clean up a shattered Haiti. But we also see the alcohol-fueled parties and fleeting romances, the burnouts and self-doubt, and the struggle to do good in places that have long endured suffering. Tracing her personal journey from wide-eyed and naïve newcomer to hardened cynic and, ultimately, to hopeful but critical realist, Alexander transports readers to some of the most troubled locations around the world and shows us not only the seemingly impossible challenges, but also the moments of resilience and recovery.

Chasing Chaos

Author: Jessica Alexander
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780770436919
Size: 16.11 MB
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An experienced humanitarian worker who has helped the refugees in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur and Haiti gives an insider's view of the chaos and danger involved in such a pursuit, as well as the often-wild social lives that some workers lead to deal with the stress. Original.

Chasing Chaos

Author: Jessica Alexander
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780770436919
Size: 13.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An experienced humanitarian worker who has helped the refugees in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur and Haiti gives an insider's view of the chaos and danger involved in such a pursuit, as well as the often-wild social lives that some workers lead to deal with the stress. Original.

Chasing Chaos

Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692621008
Size: 11.55 MB
Format: PDF
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Love, friendship and betrayal in glamorous, yet often vicious, Hollywood. Daphne Saito, a beautiful and talented Hollywood screenwriter, might look like she has the perfect life, but on the inside she's lost. She's wandered from one meaningless relationship to the next, and now-just as she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Dan-she meets someone new, someone she could fall in love with. But Daphne, still traumatized by an accident involving her best friend, Greta, five years earlier, is afraid to love. Harm has always come to those close to her. Over five life-changing days, Daphne lets her guard down and steps toward this new love. But trouble is never far behind. Dan, angry at Daphne's departure, has targeted an innocent young woman, someone close to Daphne's new love, as part of a plan for revenge. And an enigmatic woman from Daphne's past returns with a vendetta of her own. Danger is on the horizon for all of Daphne's friends-and for her. Tana French meets Donna Tartt in this tense, evocative love story. And fans of Lisa Scottoline's Betrayed will enjoy the strong female protagonists found in Pryal's novel. Author Interview What was your inspiration to write Chasing Chaos? I wasn't sure I was going to write a series set in the world of Entanglement back when I was writing Entanglement. But once the book was out, after every book event and when I met people who read the book, everyone seemed to ask, "What happens to Daphne?" And they were right. She deserved her own story. This seems like it might be more of a love story than Entanglement. Is this a romance? In Entanglement, the two main characters, Greta and Daphne, were just out of college and learning to explore the world beyond their friendship. At the beginning of Chasing Chaos, they're both late twenty somethings, and Greta is about to get married. Their friendship has matured. Daphne, though, struggles to believe she is worthy of love. Sure, there is a love story, but this book is about a woman who has to learn to love herself first. Should I read Entanglement first? Because Chasing Chaos is set five years after the end of Entanglement, it very much stands alone as a story. And you can read Chasing Chaos first without spoiling Entanglement. What do you enjoy reading? I will read any book except ones where the female characters are afterthoughts or non-existent. I love historical romance, urban fantasies, Booker Prize winners, SF (especially by women, and I wish there were more), Tana French (she's her own category), P.D. James (so is she), and of course that great big category called Women's Fiction. Categories New Adult Women's Fiction New Adult Romance Coming of Age Women's Fiction Coming of Age Romance Contemporary Fiction A story of love and friendship, betrayal of trust, and learning to love oneself, set in glamorous-yet-treacherous Hollywood Hills. Contains elements of: new adult women's fiction, coming of age women's fiction, love and friendship, betrayal of trust, betrayed, twenty something, hollywood hills

Chasing Chaos

Author: Sean Kelly
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1432745522
Size: 15.12 MB
Format: PDF
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Sean Kelly covered rebel conflicts in Africa, civil wars in Indochina, peace talks in the Middle East, and the downfall of the President of the United States in Washington. He was ambushed in Zimbabwe, and death-listed in El Salvador. But not all of his career was spent chasing chaos. He also went to the Seychelles Islands to report on the first flight of the Space Shuttle and to South Africa for the presidential campaign and election of Nelson Mandela. Between deadlines, there was time for humor, compassion, good food and wine, even romance along the way.

All The Things We Never Knew

Author: Sheila Hamilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781580055857
Size: 20.88 MB
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A reporter chases the biggest story of her life—her husband’s descent into mental illness. Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David’s mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila’s romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Now, a decade after David’s death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness. Their story will resonate with all those who have loved someone who suffers from mental illness.

Chasing Slow

Author: Erin Loechner
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
ISBN: 9780310345688
Size: 12.22 MB
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You’re here, but you want to be there. So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. Higher! Faster! Better! Stronger! And on and on you run. Viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she'd built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title “The Nicest Girl Online” as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her. She had arrived at the ultimate destination. So why did she feel so lost? In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband's brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace. Life's answers are not always hidden where they seem. It's time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We've already arrived. You see? You'll see.