books about: imperfect
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
Her Imperfect Groom (Groom Series Book 4)
Parchment & Plume, LLC, 2013
Upon their first meeting, seventeen year old Edwina Banks loses her heart to the handsome, Sir Wallace Benedict. She then spends three years doing everything in her power to see him again only to be devastated when she hears that he still holds a tendre for his former love interest—Lady Chatterfield. Disappointed but not defeated, Edwina forms a plan to help Sir Wallace gain his much-deserved and long awaited happily-ever-after by winning ...
The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely. This insightful work draws on the ...
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
#1 on The New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-To List! In The Gifts of Imperfection , Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. "This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest ...
His Imperfect Mail-Order Bride
Caleb Hogan had his reasons for not yet marrying. At twenty-seven, he decided it was time to find a wife. Davinia Westhouse was a fallen woman in the eyes of Boston society. Falsely accused of being unfaithful to her fiance, she had no choice but to leave. Expecting a wife who can cook and clean, Caleb's in for a shock when his mail-order bride stepped off the train, wearing a dress fancier than anything he'd ever seen. It didn't take ...
A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States
Enough with the dead white men! Forget what you learned in school! Ever since Columbuswho was probably a converted Jewdiscovered” the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history. The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country’s most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground ...
DuBon Publishing, 2014
Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby finally on the way, her perfect life is within her grasp. But then a devastating test result changes everything. Forced to choose between her baby and her husband, Lauren makes the only decision she can live with, and she returns to her small ...
Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary ...
Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Second Edition (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Go beyond conjugation and learn the right verb tenses for speaking and writing in Spanish. If you are looking for help memorizing Spanish verb conjugations, then any Spanish verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you'll need to learn how these language building blocks are used in everyday speech and writing. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses comes in. The ideal reference/workbook for ...
An Imperfect Witch (Witch Central Series: Book 1)
Fireweed Publishing Ltd, 2013
The tattoos on your heart matter more than the ones on your skin. Two years ago, Lizard Monroe was Berkeley's newest delinquent on parole. Now she's a hot young realtor with a great life, an awesome guy, and enough friends to chase away the ghosts of her past. Almost. The crystal ball has spoken - life isn't done messing with her yet. And neither is the need brewing in the eyes of the man she loves. The eve of Halloween approaches. And ...
Life is harsh for Kristi. She's the only Accident living in a world of Perfects. More often than not, she feels like a blemish on an otherwise utopian society. And her life is about to get worse. The government has arrested her adoptive parents and her brother goes missing. To top things off, Kristi somehow gets dragged into the mess and now she's a wanted fugitive... Troop is less than he seems. Teachers love him. Colleges want him. Students ...
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
Sandy Kinsolving's once-glittering life hangs by a threat; his future depends on his wife's inheritance and whether or not she's about to throw him out on his ear. What he wouldn't give for a solution to his money and marriage problems. If this were an Alfred Hitchcock movie, the solution would be obvious. Enter a stranger with wife problems of his own, who offers a violent -- and mutually advantageous -- proposal. Them in the time it takes ...
Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
William D. Mounce
First published in 1993, Basics of Biblical Greek is the most popular introduction to the field, used in universities and seminaries around the world. Over 200,000 students have learned biblical Greek under its guidance. This significant third edition has been carefully developed in consultation with instructors, students, self-learners, and homeschoolers. Users can now take advantage to the many improvements made at the book’s website, ...
Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Imperfect Publishing, 2008
An updated version of the seminal 1994 classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
David Adams, 2012
On Belthas IV, the great forge world in the inner sphere of Toralii space, thousands of constructs -- artificial slaves, artificial lives -- are manufactured every week. They are built identical, each indistinguishable from the other, until they are implanted with a stock neural net. From that moment onward every construct is different. They all have one thing in common, though; all constructs are bound by rules. They serve. They do not ...
Workbook for Wheelock's Latin
Paul T. Comeau
Richard A. LaFleur
WHEELOCK'S LATIN: AUDIO FILES When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; at least one reviewer predicted that the book "might well become the standard text" for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, five decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate. Workbook for Wheelock's Latin is an essential companion to the classic ...
The Ultimate French Review and Practice
Gain confidence in your French-language communication using the method trusted by more than 200,000 students The Ultimate French Review and Practice gives you a good grasp of grammar so you can build your skills and confidence in communication. Each grammatical concept is explained and illustrated with engaging sentence examples; you'll also get extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation. This ...
On Being a Therapist, 4th Edition
Jeffrey A. Kottler
An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler's classic book reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice today For more than 25 years On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this new edition, he explores many of the challenges that therapists face related to increased technology, surprising research, the ...
The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well
Style is a luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy. Over the years, founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: It’s not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home reveals them all. Ranging from classics such ...
The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
Sounds True, 2013
We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending precious time and energy managing perception and the carefully edited versions of the families we show to the world. On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting , Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of ...
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