Author LaRue Agresti captures the essence of a generation in this vivacious memoir. As related in Boomer Tales, LaRue was born in Chicago in 1949. Her whimsical narration describes growing up in a wacky Italian family, complete with intriguing background material on her parents and their families, and speaks candidly of her mother´s battle with mental illness. After chronicling her early years in Chicago, Boomer Tales goes on to provide a window into the Windy City´s turbulent social and political climate during the 1960s. LaRue offers a vivid time capsule of the pot-infused 1970s hippie culture in the form of original letters sent from the Florida Keys to her sister back home in ´´Bummer City´´. But life brings her back to Chicago, and the 80s usher in an emotional time, as she contends with the difficulties of parents afflicted with cancer and Alzheimer´s disease. Throughout the book, LaRue provides rich descriptions of her lively hometown, and her inclusion of the music that resonated with her peers helps bring her portrait of a baby boomer vibrantly to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Moca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079502/bk_acx0_079502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young hippie couple reach both enlightenment and social fame via their ´´material pragmatism´´, supported by both Western and Eastern religion - and with some help from an American Indian named ´´Little Bird´´. They triumph, both materially and spiritually, after almost hitting rock bottom. This eclectic novel, described by the author as borrowing from all genres of fiction, features kidnapping, mental illness, psychedelics, folk-rock, radicals and liberals, good hippies, a hippie terrorist, amateur telescope makers, ecological power companies, gurus, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000039/bk_bigh_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Salem Branch, Barnabas Collins, the vampire hero of the series, has recently become a human again through the efforts of his devoted descendent, Dr. Julia Hoffman, and is living in current-day Collinsport, Maine, trying to adjust to normal life. Although engaged to marry Dr. Hoffman, he falls in love with a mysterious woman named Antoinette who has bought the ruins of ´´the old house´´ on the Collins estate and is restoring it while living with a band of hippies in the woods. Antoinette settled in the area because her daughter is being treated in a nearby mental hospital. Her daughter suffers from flashbacks to her previous incarnation as Miranda du Val, who was burned as a witch in the Salem witch trials. One of the judges who condemned her to death was a Collins - Barnabas´ ancestor. Barnabas is desperate to win Antoinette´s love and to protect her and her daughter from the new vampire that he suspects is attacking the inhabitants of Collinsport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022900/bk_adbl_022900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to reduce your stress and anxiety, naturally?Perhaps you struggle to get to sleep.Meditation is so much more than mantras and yoga. It´s an ancient spiritual discipline, practiced by world religions for thousands of years. Research has shown that it´s far more than just ´´hippie´´ nonsense. In fact, it´s been shown to have positive benefits for both our physical and mental well-being, reducing stress, and combating depression and insomnia.Meditation and mindfulness is for you if you:Experience daily stressHave trouble sleepingAre often overwhelmed by thoughtsStruggle with your mental healthOften feel anxiousYou´ll discover the roots of meditation and mindfulness, together with practical steps you can take to incorporate it into your life.You´ll learn:The unlikely technique that can improve your psychological well-beingHow to improve your sleep in just 10-15 minutes a dayHow to use mindfulness to improve your productivity at workHow to incorporate meditation in your life at the click of a buttonThe power of mindfulness and meditation can help you clear your mind of unhelpful thoughts, control your stress, and improve your sleep.Why wait? Download now to learn proven techniques for reducing the stress and anxiety in your life today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Hatchet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138412/bk_acx0_138412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this candid and engaging book, Margaret Trudeau, author of the number-one best-selling memoir Changing My Mind, offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure, and satisfying future life. From dating and online romance, to health practices and financial planning, The Time of Your Life explores the fundamentals needed for the best future by discussing cornerstone issues such as housing, money, sex, friendship, and children. Always a rebel at heart, Margaret looks at what the experts have to say and weaves through her own point of view, culling insightful and funny anecdotes from her early marriage to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when she was a 22-year-old hippie from the west coast of Canada, to her life as a single mom raising three young boys in the often hostile glare of the media spotlight. Margaret´s mental health challenges; her decision to leave her second marriage; the devastating losses of her son, Michel, and first husband, Pierre; and her reinvention as a coveted spokesperson and fundraiser make her uniquely qualified to offer her own perspective on the choices women face in their 50s and beyond. Practical, straightforward, and filled with tips and ideas for living a rich life, The Time of Your Life is the perfect book for women of all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038178/bk_acx0_038178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Auf der Flucht vor Krieg und Verfolgung suchen Millionen Menschen Zuflucht in Europa. Der Mangel an legalen Migrationswegen lässt das Mittelmeer zum gefährlichsten Grenzübergang der Welt werden. Nur die zivile Seenotrettung orientiert sich noch bedingungslos an der Einhaltung der Menschenrechte. Die Aktivistin Pia Klemp steuerte mehrere Rettungsmissionen, die etliche Katastrophen verhindern konnten. Diese Erlebnisse prägen Pia Klemps fiktionalen Roman: Eine Kapitänin sticht mit einer Crew aus Hippies, Punks und Weltverbesserern in See, um möglichst viele Menschen vor dem Ertrinken zu retten. Ihre Sicht auf die Geschehnisse rückt nicht nur die Menschenrechtsverletzungen an den europäischen Grenzen auf eine rigorose Weise in den Fokus. Das packende Buch zeigt auch, wie der Zweifel an einer Gesellschaft steigt, die millionenfaches Leid mental und politisch auf größtmögliche Distanz zu halten versucht. Ihr Aufstand führt die Kapitänin zu mehr und mehr Widersprüchen in einer erbarmungslosen Welt, in der sie ihren Platz nicht finden kann. Es entsteht ein verbitterter Kampf, den eigenen Überzeugungen gerecht zu werden. Als ihre Rettungseinsätze politisch kriminalisiert werden, nimmt das abgekartete Spiel ungeahnte Dimensionen an. Eine brachiale Feier von zivilem Ungehorsam, Alkohol, Freundschaften, Romanzen und eine brennende Liebeserklärung an den Kampf für Gerechtigkeit.