Off The Sidelines

Author : Kirsten Gillibrand
ISBN : 0804179093
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From New York Senator, rising political star, and New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspirational memoir and call-to-action for all women to get involved politically and raise their voices to make a difference in their communities. Since her appointment in 2009, at age 42, to fill Hillary Rodham Clinton's New York Senate seat when Clinton was appointed Secretary of State, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has established herself as a passionate, fearless, and laser-focused presence in Congress. The granddaughter and daughter of two trail-blazing feminists, Gillibrand is a fierce advocate for getting women involved in the issues that matter most to them and making their voices heard; in 2011, she formed a PAC, Off The Sidelines, with that very mission in mind. And as a wife and mother to two young sons, she's a role model to working mums everywhere. Her book pulls all of these themes together, blending personal stories about her career, marriage, friendships, and family with inspiring advice, and delivering it all in her signature sharp, honest, and refreshingly relatable voice.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Off The Sidelines

Author : Kirsten Gillibrand
ISBN : 9780804179089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 54.81 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.” A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she’d been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice—all women’s voices—were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand is the tough-love older sister and cheerleader every woman needs. She explains why “ambition” is not a dirty word, failure is a gift, listening is the most effective tool, and the debate over women “having it all” is absurd at best and demeaning at worst. In her sharp, honest, and refreshingly relatable voice, she dares us all to tap into our inner strength, find personal fulfillment, and speak up for what we believe in. Praise for Off the Sidelines “Gillibrand has written a handbook for the next generation of women to redefine their role in our world.”—Arianna Huffington “There are moments of immensely appealing self-disclosure that seldom appear in other books of this genre. . . . This isn’t your mother’s political memoir.”—The New York Times Book Review “Kirsten Gillibrand is a beautiful example of what we can become when we are true to ourselves and brave enough to let our voices be heard. This book is intimately honest and deeply insightful.”—Connie Britton “One of the most helpful, readable, down-to-earth, and truly democratic books ever to come out of the halls of power.”—Gloria Steinem “A powerful message . . . Gillibrand [is] a fearless advocate for women.”—Marie Claire “With her new memoir, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to be taking a page out of the presidential playbook. . . . In style, however, Gillibrand’s book differs significantly from previous political memoirs. Hers is a quick read, chatty, candid.”—The Washington Post From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Get Off The Sidelines And Into The Game

Author : Deborah Hrivnak
ISBN : 1937506916
Genre : Reference
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Everybody loves quotes! Get Off the Sidelines and Into the Game is written to inspire and motivate the reader by providing small, concentrated words of wisdom that uplift, empower, and strengthen the soul. The book serves as a daily inspiration, or as an interesting topic of discussion among family and friends. This six-part series of quotes inspires one to think about their own personal meaning of success, what challenges get in their way, as well as skills that strengthen their successes. In addition, there are quotes that will lead the reader to consider a deeper understanding of their life's purpose, contributions, faith, and legacy.
Category: Reference

Count Me In

Author : Emily White
ISBN : 077108773X
Genre :
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Now available in paperback, a book that combines the intelligence of Quiet with the personal stories and realistic advice of The Happiness Project. Count Me In is for everyone who feels their life could use a little more real-life connection, at home, in their neighbourhoods, and in the wider world. A thoughtful, lively, and practical roadmap for anyone who wants to feel more connected, and who wants their life to feel bigger, more grounded, and true. Emily White's first, nationally bestselling book, Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude, made her an international expert on loneliness as a distinct condition (not just part of depression or the result of social awkwardness), intensified by many of the hallmarks of modern life. Count Me In is a warm, readable, lively combination of personal memoir and solid research framed as a "come with me" guide, as Emily looks both deeply into her own and her family's past and broadly into contemporary culture to discover the path to feeling more connected. She tackles home, neighbourhood, faith, and more, and brings an incisive, questioning mind as well as an open and willing heart to her quest. As a result Count Me In is a mix of practical advice and lived experience, a rich reading experience, and a practical tool for improving one's life.
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The Senator Next Door

Author : Amy Klobuchar
ISBN : 9781627794183
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 80.6 MB
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One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, in The Senator Next Door, she chronicles her remarkable heartland journey, from her immigrant grandparents to her middle-class suburban upbringing to her rise in American politics. After being kicked out of the hospital while her infant daughter was still in intensive care, Klobuchar became the lead advocate for one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing new moms and their babies a 48-hour hospital stay. Later she ran Minnesota's biggest prosecutor's office and in 2006 was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from her state. Along the way she fashioned her own political philosophy grounded in her belief that partisan flame-throwing takes no courage at all; what really matters is forging alliances with unlikely partners to solve the nation's problems. Optimistic, plainspoken and often very funny, The Senator Next Door is a story about how the girl next door decided to enter the fray and make a difference. At a moment when America's government often seems incapable of getting anything done, Amy Klobuchar proves that politics is still the art of the possible.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ashley S War

Author : Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
ISBN : 9780062333834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 42.10 MB
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In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on Special Ops teams: accompanying their male colleagues on raids and, while those soldiers were searching for insurgents, questioning the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives living at the compound. Their presence had a calming effect on enemy households, but more importantly, the CSTs were able to search adult women for weapons and gather crucial intelligence. They could build relationships—woman to woman—in ways that male soldiers in an Islamic country never could. In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the-ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army to serve in this highly specialized and challenging role. The pioneers of CST-2 proved for the first time, at least to some grizzled Special Operations soldiers, that women might be physically and mentally tough enough to become one of them. The price of this professional acceptance came in personal loss and social isolation: the only people who really understand the women of CST-2 are each other. At the center of this story is a friendship cemented by "Glee," video games, and the shared perils and seductive powers of up-close combat. At the heart of the team is the tale of a beloved and effective soldier, Ashley White. Much as she did in her bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon transports readers to a world they previously had no idea existed: a community of women called to fulfill the military's mission to "win hearts and minds" and bound together by danger, valor, and determination. Ashley's War is a gripping combat narrative and a moving story of friendship—a book that will change the way readers think about war and the meaning of service.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The If In Life

Author : Rashad Jennings
ISBN : 9780310765875
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 72.44 MB
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In his first ever book, The IF in Life: How to Get Off the Sidelines and Into the End Zone, NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings shares his inspiring story and experiences, imparts practical advice, and encourages readers to follow their dreams. As a kid, Rashad Jennings dreamed of one day playing in the NFL, but the odds were stacked against him—he was an overweight kid with glasses, asthma, and a 0.6 GPA. Today, Rashad is a record-setting running back who has played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders, and the New York Giants. In The IF in Life, Rashad writes about the decisions that shaped his destiny. From overcoming injuries and setbacks to reaching goals and everything in between, Rashad’s transparency about his journey will encourage readers to hold on to faith in the midst of uncertainty and win big in life. Perfect for football fans of all ages, this book also features photos from Rashad’s childhood, college years, and professional career.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Playing Off The Rail

Author : David McCumber
ISBN : PSU:000025498110
Genre : Games
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The author follows an expert pool player on an amusing journey through the nation's elegant snooker clubs and smoky pool halls, where high- and low-rollers gamble on the game's best, most colorful players
Category: Games

Truth That Sets America Free

Author : Randy Hekman
ISBN : 0985413409
Genre : Religion
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"THE STRENGTH OF A NATION DOES NOT FLOW DOWN FROM ITS GOVERNMENT; IT FLOWS UP FROM THE CHARACTER OF ITS PEOPLE" Randy Hekman has a vision for America. A vision in which: · We remember that government, while essential and ordained by God, is to play a relatively minor role in America – and that unless church and family also fulfill their unique callings, civil society will unravel; · We acknowledge that Almighty God, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, America’s “Powerful Friend,” whom we desperately need today; · Those who lead our nation return to the proven wisdom that guided America’s framers, including the rule of law, the truth and guidance contained in our founding documents, and the principles of life revealed in the Bible; · Christians, rather than angrily attacking our nation’s leaders for their failures, faithfully uphold them in prayer; · America lives within its financial means, rather than passing along unsustainable debt to the next generation. "IF EACH OF US DOES OUR PART WITH FERVENT PRAYER AND APPROPRIATE ACTION, WE BELIEVE GOD WILL BRING HEALING TO OUR NATION. LET'S ACT WHILE WE STILL HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO SO."
Category: Religion