Author: Dave Pallone, Alan Steinberg
Publisher: New Amer Library
A gay umpire offers a candid inside view of professional baseball, discussing his career and relating anecdotes about incidents on and off the field
Author: Tim Brookes, Omar A. Khan
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Follows the SARS trail from rural China as it spread to various places in the world and explores the work of the many infectious disease specialists from health organizations around the world who painstakingly traced the disease to its origins and simultaneously worked on treatments.
Author: David Leaf, Ken Sharp
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
After three decades of wild dedication, this official authorized biography provides Kiss fans their first real look inside one of rock and roll's most extraordinary bands.
Author: Linda H. Hamilton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Dr. Linda Hamilton's ground breaking book, The Person Behind the Mask: A Guide to Performing Arts Psychology, takes the reader on a vivid journey of the performer's private world, where personal insecurity often wages an unsuccessful battle against the stresses of the profession-whether these are unrealistic weight requirements, debilitating injuries, or stage fright. Intended for performers, teachers, and health-care workers, this is a book that describes the psychological problems of the stage, with a focus on education and prevention.
Author: Dennis Rozema
If you’re an adolescent dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts, you know all about living behind a mask. In Behind the Mask, author Dennis Rozema helps you let go of the mask, reveal your true self, and become the person you were born to be. Using personal examples from his work as a former high school counselor and adolescent therapist, Rozema helps teens (and those trying to help teens) understand the issues troubled youths face. Behind the Mask examines the following: • Three of the masks teens wear • The despair that lies behind the mask • Emotions and behaviors that fuel that despair • The relationship of the mask to addictions • The importance of love and trust, and how they can lead to recovery • Steps to make recovery possible Behind the Mask shares the personal experiences of adolescents and offers quotes from real journals to illustrate how teenagers minds’ work. It provides information for young people to throw off their masks and live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Author: Alfredo Mirandé
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
The image of biologically male people dancing while dressed in the traditional, colorful attire of Zapotec, Juchiteca, females stands in sharp contrast to the prevailing view of Mexico as the land of charros, machismo, and unbridled ranchero masculinity. These indigenous people are called los muxes, and they are neither man nor woman, but rather a hybrid third gender. After seeing a video of a muxe vela, or festival, sociologist Alfredo Mirandé was intrigued by the contradiction between Mexico’s patriarchal reputation and its warm acceptance of los muxes. Seeking to get past traditional Mexican masculinity, he presents us with Behind the Mask, which combines historical analysis, ethnographic field research, and interviews conducted with los muxes of Juchitán over a period of seven years. Mirandé observed community events, attended muxe velas, and interviewed both muxes and other Juchitán residents. Prefaced by an overview of the study methods and sample, the book challenges the ideology of a male-dominated Mexican society driven by the cult of machismo, featuring photos alongside four appendixes. Delving into many aspects of their lives and culture, the author discusses how the muxes are perceived by others, how the muxes perceive themselves, and the acceptance of a third gender status among various North American indigenous groups. Mirandé compares traditional Mexicano/Latino conceptions of gender and sexuality to modern or Western object choice configurations. He concludes by proposing a new hybrid model for rethinking these seemingly contradictory and conflicting gender systems.
Author: Tony Emmett, Alexander Butchart
Publisher: HSRC Press
To come to terms with crime and violence in South Africa, we must get behind the mask not only of the criminal, but also of society itself. We have to understand the hidden social processes that give rise to crime and violence.
Author: Joey W. Hill, Elizabeth Lapthorne, Lacey Alexander
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
Mardi Gras By Lacey Alexander Mia Sanderson has been in love with her boss, Ty Brewer, for years, but ladies' man Ty only sees her as a friend and even worse, a good girl. So when Mia and Ty are invited to the same Mardi Gras party, Mia decides to live out a fantasy. Donning a Mardi Gras mask and wig, Mia masquerades as the seductive Mistress Mina, the bad girl of Ty's dreams. But what will happen if Ty discovers her true identity? Mina's risking their friendship and her job, but for a night with Ty, it's worth it.
Author: Stella Sands
Forty-year-old William Coday lived the quiet life of a scholar. He spoke six languages and held degrees in history, literature, and library science. As a librarian in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was known to be unfailingly kind and helpful. But you can't always judge a book by its cover... When Coday failed to show up for work one day, a concerned colleague looked for him at his apartment...only to discover the body of Gloria Gomez. Coday's ex-girlfriend, Gomez had been bludgeoned to death with 144 blows by two hammers and a knife. Police at the scene had little doubt that Coday was the killer. But other, darker secrets from Coday's past had yet to come to light... In one of the most shocking crime cases and legal appeals in Florida history, an extraordinary courtroom battle began.What the jury did not know was that Coday, when he lived abroad, had beaten another ex-girlfriend to death; the courts there had deemed him insane. Who was William Coday: Mentally unstable? Or perfectly capable—and guilty—of murder in the first degree? Soon it would be up to prosecutors to prove who the real man was BEHIND THE MASK. Behind the Mask is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Author: Dana Crowley Jack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This boldly original book explores the origins, meanings, and forms of women's aggression. Drawing from in-depth interviews with sixty women of different ages and ethnic and class backgrounds--police officers, attorneys, substance abusers, homemakers, artists--Dana Jack provides a rich account of how women explain (or explain away) their own hidden or actual acts of hurt to others. With sensitivity but without sentimentality, Jack gives readers a range of compelling stories of how women channel, either positively or destructively, their own powerful force and of how they resist and retaliate in the face of others' aggression in a society that expects women to be yielding, empathetic, and supportive. Arguing that aggression arises from failures in relationships, Jack portrays the many forms that women's aggression can take, from veiled approaches used to resist, control, and take vengeance on others, to aggression that reflects despair, to aggression that may be a hopeful sign of new strength. Throughout the book, Jack shows the positive sides of aggression as women struggle with internal and external demons, reconnect with others, and create the courage to stand their ground. This work broadens our understanding of aggression as an interpersonal phenomenon rooted in societal expectations, and offers exciting new approaches for exploring the variations of this vexing human experience.
Author: Elizabeth D. Michaels, Anita Stansfield
Publisher: White Star Press
When You’re Hiding For Your Life, What Do You Live For? Abbi has the gift of dreams. But her uncanny ability to see glimpses of the future has no apparent purpose or meaning until a dream leads her to a man on the brink of despair and destruction. Cameron is a man without a name and without a country, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Long ago forced into exile and believed dead, the passing of years have defaced him of all hope. The country of Horstberg suffers beneath the weight of tyranny, and only Cameron holds the secret that could see her ruler undone and restore the people to peace and prosperity. While revolution brews and whispers of treason threaten all that is dear to Abbi, she remains unaware of her own ability to answer a nation’s prayers. Trusting only her heart and the power of her dreams, Abbi gives all that she has to lead Cameron back into a civilized world, where love is real and freedom comes only in facing what hides behind the mask. Please note that this book contains the entire Volume One of the Horstberg Saga, over 1,080 manuscript pages! Ebook has a fully linked table of contents. A Matter of Honor, Volume Two in the Horstberg Saga, is also available.
Author: Auntie Lynn
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Once upon a time a nine year old girl had a dream of becoming an author. She wrote her first story ‘The Magical Scarecrow’ and sent it to a publisher. The publisher told her that her style was good but the content not long enough. Twenty-five years later, with her first best-seller under her belt, the little girl rewrote her first story for her sister’s children. As those children grew and shared their aunt’s story with other children the expanded Magical Scarecrows stories by Auntie Lynn were suddenly in hot demand. But rather than make these a commercial offering, Auntie Lynn decided she would have the stories professionally illustrated, edited, and produced to give away for free to needy children to help with the vital skill of literacy in a program that has become known as The Magical Scarecrows KIDS WHO READ SUCCEED program. The concept was so successful that it almost sent Auntie Lynn to the bankruptcy courts when she fulfilled requests coming in from orphanages in Bali, missions in India, schools in Zimbabwe, Aborigine reading programs in Australia, and many more.