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Genre(s): Health Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Weight Loss, Psychology & Counseling, Personality, Diets, Weight Maintenance
A norexia. Binge eating. Exercise addictions. Obsessive-compulsive behaviors. In his memoir, Battle for Control, Doug Erlandson has written the compelling story of his lifelong battle with the demons that have sought control of his life.
Born into a highly ordered household dominated by a father who displayed obsessive-compulsive behaviors of his own, Doug had seemingly outgrown many of his youthful compulsions by the time he was in high school, and during his college years he seemed headed for a normal adulthood. While in graduate school he lost more than one hundred pounds through diet and exercise, and by the time he became a member of the philosophy department faculty of the University of Nebraska at age twenty-five he was in excellent physical condition.
But the dieting and exercising that had brought him to this point soon were out of control, and within two years of becoming trim his life was dominated by both food and exercise addictions. Although he eventually conquered his anorexia and his subsequent binge-eating disorder, other food and exercise addictions such as rigid eating habits and excessive running continued to plague him through more than four decades.
In addition to these addictions, other compulsions, some amusing, others tragic, have dominated his life. For example, Doug has kept a journal obsessively for more than fifty years. At one point he was writing entries more than a year in advance to make sure that he would not miss a day of writing. He also details how excessive concern about spending money caused him to set the thermostat at sixty in the winter and eighty-five in the summer despite having ample funds to live far more comfortably.
Doug’s addictions and compulsions have continued despite a religious conversion in his early thirties and being nearly killed by a ruptured aneurysm in his late fifties. While the latter, along with knee-replacement surgeries (necessitated because he destroyed his knees through excessive running), have forced him to modify his exercise regimen, seemingly nothing to date has broken his addictions and compulsions.
Doug makes it clear that he is not condoning or glorifying his behavior. He is honest about his struggles and the inner voices that are sending him the negative messages to which he continues to listen. He is also brutally frank concerning the effect his behavior has had over the years on his wife and children and how his compulsions have produced anxiety when faced with activities (such as travel) that might upset his routines.
Although Battle for Control is primarily descriptive, Doug also discusses the personality traits that underlie his obsessions and compulsions and shows how his having a highly sensitive and conscientious nature have played a contributory role in his personality disorder. However, as he is quick to admit, these natural bents do not exonerate his conduct.
In an extensive “Epilogue,” Doug argues that despite his ongoing compulsions, he has reason for optimism. His own greater awareness of his issues and their underlying causes has allowed him to modify his behavior so that his various compulsions are no longer as debilitating as they once were. Moreover, through a greater awareness of his underlying tendencies, he is learning to channel them in a way that is positive rather than negative.
Battle for Control is a must read not only for those who suffer from food and exercise addictions or from obsessive-compulsive tendencies but also for their family members and friends. It will also be of interest to psychologists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in treating individuals with food and exercise addictions or Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Anyone with an ongoing interest in these issues will find it a fascinating case study.
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Wizard of Oz Illustrated Series: 15 Books, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Marvelous Land, Dorothy and the Wizard, Road to Oz, Emerald City, Ozma of Oz, Patchwork Girl, Glinda of Oz MORE! by Doma Publishing House
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction Classics
T he Only Oz Collection with Full Classic Illustrations in Every Book! Over 1,000 Images!
This edition includes:
- ALL 14 Wizard of Oz Books written by L. Frank Baum
- ALL the original artwork by the great illustrator W.W. Denslow (over 1,000 classic illustrations)
- A bonus book by L. Frank Baum, The Woggle-Bug Book
- Text and chapters perfectly set up to be read on your Kindle Device
- Linked Table of Contents for both the list of included books and their respective chapters. Navigation couldn’t be easier!
- All for the lowest price possible!
Purchase this Wizard of Oz Series and treat yourself to the following list of works featuring the lovable Oz characters written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow:
The Original and Official Oz Books by L. Frank Baum
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
- The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)
- Ozma of Oz (1907)
- Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)
- The Road to Oz (1909)
- The Emerald City of Oz (1910)
- The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)
- Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
- The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)
- Rinkitink in Oz (1916)
- The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)
- The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)
- The Magic of Oz (1919)
- Glinda of Oz (1920)
*BONUS Oz Works by L. Frank Baum, ‘the Royal Historian of Oz’
- The Woggle-Bug Book (1905)
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Genre(s): KindleStore, Teens, Romance
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Fifteen-year-old Stacy questions the strange world of high school, family, friends, love, and her role in the universe.
People tell you high school’s so great and wonderful, but they’re lying. It’s mostly horrible and full of disappointment. It sucks. Your best friend abandons you. The jerk you’re in love with pretends to be into you, and then the big dump. The boy you’ve really clicked with as a friend decides to go all crushy over you, so you break his heart just like yours was–smashed into little pieces. Your sister goes mental , and you get involved with an older guy who’s even crazier than she is (who you know is a very bad idea, but you do it anyway). Math only adds another stink of failure to the whole thing.
High school blows. Just ask freshman Stacy. She’d want you to know.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Chick-Lit, Contemporary Women, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Fiction
S mall town prairie girl Meredith had an okay life, as far as as she knew, until her mom married drunken, abusive Raymond. A few years later, at fifteen, Meredith had taken more than enough of what he dished out, and the day finally came when she decided to leave town. Maybe she just needed to rest a while, or maybe it was fate that drew her in to The Serenade, but that day Meredith’s life changed for the better in the midst of a new group of people: young and old, traditional and contemporary women and men who offered her their support and friendship.
In this coming-of-age family saga, Meredith and Pete McBride, who is from a cattle ranching family, romance each other, and fall in love in high school, with plans to spend the rest of their lives together. But circumstances drive them away from each other, threatening to keep them apart forever. Meredith, with the help and encouragement of her circle of friends, eventually emerges from her hardened background, at last feeling like she has found her true family, and the man who is her one true love.
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Genre(s): Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Literature & Fiction, Fiction, Teens, Fantasy
M ary Baker isn’t happy. She’s bullied by a mother who hates her and her mother’s boyfriend is a redneck plumber with a big gut. It’s only the mysterious surprises that keep happening to her that make her life fun. Or interesting. Like the anonymous gifts that come in the mail or the flocks of black birds that follow her. Then one day, a death and a mysterious, magical stone with symbols on it, called The Eye of the Tiger, bring her great wealth and a new life attending a school of white magic.
This sometimes amusing adventure includes misspells which hit the wrong people with funny results, and real spells and rituals that have powerful and serious consequences. Mary isn’t sure if her real father is true evil, but spirits hint she has a royal destiny.
All is going well until a hooded man steals her stone from a secret room. Now, her great wealth in jeopardy, Mary and her friends soon find themselves in real danger as they come up against a young sorceress who can’t decide if she’s evil or good and a truly evil wizard, who just wants the stone for the riches it will bring.
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