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Misfits

By Michaela Coel
  • ISBN Code: : 1250843456
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 111
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : misfits.pdf

Book Excerpt :

From the brilliant mind of Michaela Coel, creator and star of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum, comes a passionate and inspired declaration against fitting in. When invited to deliver the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Michaela Coel touched a lot of people with her striking revelations about race, class and gender, but the person most significantly impacted was Coel herself. Building on her celebrated speech, Misfits immerses readers in her vision through powerful allegory and deeply personal anecdotes—from her coming of age in London public housing to her discovery of theater and her love for storytelling. And she tells of her reckoning with trauma and metamorphosis into a champion for herself, inclusivity, and radical honesty. With inspiring insight and wit, Coel lays bare her journey so far and invites us to reflect on our own. By embracing our differences, she says, we can transform our lives. An artist to her core, Coel holds up the path of the creative as an emblem of our need to regard one another with care and respect—and transparency. Misfits is a triumphant call for honesty, empathy and inclusion. Championing “misfits” everywhere, this timely, necessary book is a rousing coming-to-power manifesto dedicated to anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.

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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 140020657X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: misfits-welcome.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Being a misfit does not disqualify you from a dynamic life—it prepares you for it. Matthew Barnett knows a thing or two about misfits. As founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, a twenty-four-hour church that ministers to thirty-five thousand hurting people a week, Barnett has seen a little of everything. Gangsters, addicts, orphans, taggers, cutters, the sick, the suffering, the hopeless—all the misfits of the world come through the Dream Center’s doors in search of hope. But when Barnett first arrived in LA, it was he who felt like the misfit. In Misfits Welcome, he shares the simple, life-changing lesson he has learned from twenty years of ministering to the forgotten: Being a misfit prepares you to do the work of the Lord. Have you found yourself in a jarring new era of life? Have your circumstances deviated drastically from your plans? Maybe you’ve felt like a misfit all your life, or maybe you’re still haunted by yesterday’s mistakes. Whatever the case, rejoice! It is at your most broken that you are most ready for what God has in store. Misfits Welcome is not just about embracing the misfits around us—it is about embracing the misfits within us and using them for the glory of God.

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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0718096363
  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Pdf File: blessed-are-the-misfits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 1773840428
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: siren-misfit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A siren misfit with a destiny that involves a hunky shirtless dude. Ever meet a mermaid terrified of the ocean? The closest I get to saltwater is in my bath. As for singing? My siren heritage left me with a killer voice. Literally. Some people can charm animals out of trees. Me? They jump to their deaths rather than listen to another note. I know I’m different. And I’m cool with it. What I’m not cool with is the meathead who decides that he’s my fated mate. Just because he’s tall, handsome, and muscle-bound doesn’t mean I’m going to fall into bed with him. We might do it standing upright first. Don’t judge. I deserve a little fun, especially since I think my time on Earth is limited. The nightmares are getting stronger. The mood swings nastier. The ocean is calling, but I don’t think it wants to give me a gentle embrace. Can a misfit who doesn’t belong anywhere find a way to survive the future—and maybe even fall in love? Keywords: mermaid romance, paranormal romance, god romance, shapeshifter romance, siren romance, fantasy romance, romantic comedy, supernatural thriller

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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496838378
  • Total of Pages : 298
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  • Pdf File: bandits-misfits-and-superheroes.pdf

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American comics from the start have reflected the white supremacist culture out of which they arose. Superheroes and comic books in general are products of whiteness, and both signal and hide its presence. Even when comics creators and publishers sought to advance an antiracist agenda, their attempts were often undermined by a lack of awareness of their own whiteness and the ideological baggage that goes along with it. Even the most celebrated figures of the industry, such as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Jack Jackson, William Gaines, Stan Lee, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, and Frank Miller, have not been able to distance themselves from the problematic racism embedded in their narratives despite their intentions or explanations. Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes: Whiteness and Its Borderlands in American Comics and Graphic Novels provides a sober assessment of these creators and their role in perpetuating racism throughout the history of comics. Josef Benson and Doug Singsen identify how whiteness has been defined, transformed, and occasionally undermined over the course of eighty years in comics and in many genres, including westerns, horror, crime, funny animal, underground comix, autobiography, literary fiction, and historical fiction. This exciting and groundbreaking book assesses industry giants, highlights some of the most important episodes in American comic book history, and demonstrates how they relate to one another and form a larger pattern, in unexpected and surprising ways.

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  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Pdf File: the-misfits-club-for-girls-volume-1.pdf

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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1761060538
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: adventurers-pioneers-and-misfits.pdf

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The petty thief . . . who escaped Van Diemen's Land, twice, stole the government brig and set sail for Japan, where, by the Shogun's decree, all foreigners were to be executed. The world's best cricketer . . . a champion of Aboriginal people who 'invented' Aussie Rules, survived the worst massacre of white settlers in Australia's history and killed himself with a pair of scissors. The eccentric musical genius . . . who played in the greatest concert halls in the world but pushed his favourite piano stool between venues in a wheelbarrow. Over the many years Jim Haynes has spent exploring and writing about the quirkier events and people in Australia's history, he has discovered characters who have amazed, surprised and simply ba?ed him. This is a book about some of those men and women and their remarkable, out-of-the-ordinary and almost unbelievable lives. As he always does, Jim has discovered that there is more to the story than ?rst meets the eye. Who knew that the ?rst man hanged in Australia made an artefact now valued at over one million dollars? Or that an Australian swimmer was the highest-paid act on the American vaudeville circuit and the star of the ?rst million-dollar movie ever made? And that the father of the ?rst Australian woman to serve in parliament was hanged for murder? With a light touch, a wry eye and his gifts as a master storyteller, Jim shares the tales and adventures of a group of heroic, feisty, ?awed and pioneering characters who have shaped our nation and introduced Australia to the world.

Imperfect Misfits

By Devanshi Sharma
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  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Book Code : 9387022072
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: imperfect-misfits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tiasha: I am very annoyed. Aakaash: That’s your job, Tiasha. Good that you are doing it well. Tiasha: And I am very serious. Aakaash: When are you not! Tiasha: Argh! I hate you, Aakaash. Aakaash: Thank God for small mercies! Just like a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes the sizzling chocolate brownie delicious, these best friends complimented each other. A chef by passion, Tiasha jumps and waves through her professional choices, while Aakaash, the witty stand-up comedian, knows exactly what he wants. He was the tranquility which refugees crave to stay in, and she was the refugee, who wanted to wander and explore. Imperfect Misfits is a story of perfect misfits, food, frolic, emotions and their endless imperfections. The question is, will their friendship survive through this wavy journey of love?

Misfit Modernism

By Octavio R. González
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 0271087374
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: misfit-modernism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, Octavio R. González revisits the theme of alienation in the twentieth-century novel, identifying an alternative aesthetic centered on the experience of double exile, or marginalization from both majority and home culture. This misfit modernist aesthetic decenters the mainstream narrative of modernism—which explores alienation from a universal and existential perspective—by showing how a group of authors leveraged modernist narrative to explore minoritarian experiences of cultural nonbelonging. Tying the biography of a particular author to a close reading of one of that author’s major works, González considers in turn Nella Larsen’s Quicksand, Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker the Berry, Jean Rhys’s Quartet, and Christopher Isherwood’s A Single Man. Each of these novels explores conditions of maladjustment within one of three burgeoning cultural movements that sought representation in the greater public sphere: the New Negro movement during the Harlem Renaissance, the 1920s Paris expatriate scene, and the queer expatriate scene in Los Angeles before Stonewall. Using a methodological approach that resists institutional taxonomies of knowledge, González shows that this double exile speaks profoundly through largely autobiographical narratives and that the novels’ protagonists challenge the compromises made by these minoritarian groups out of an urge to assimilate into dominant social norms and values. Original and innovative, Misfit Modernism is a vital contribution to conversations about modernism in the contexts of sexual identity, nationality, and race. Moving beyond the debates over the intellectual legacies of intersectionality and queer theory, González shows us new ways to think about exclusion.

Misfit

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  • Book Code : 0385692706
  • Total of Pages : 240
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Updated and expanded: A new edition of the inspiring memoir by one of Canada's most unusual, successful and socially conscious businesspeople. "I am different. I have always been different. I grew up scared of being found out, scared of my natural inability to fit in, to conform, to look and sound and dress and behave 'normal.' I was always drawn to the different ones and I observed them with fascination--but the thought of being even a little bit like them mortified me. I was desperate to fit in. . . ." --From Misfit Andreas Souvaliotis was raised at a time when being on the autism spectrum wasn't easily diagnosed or even discussed. Minds like his were simply considered odd. He also knew from an early age he was gay, and it terrified him as he was growing up with openly homophobic parents in one of Europe's least tolerant societies. Andreas's differences made him an outsider, right through to his mid-forties. And then suddenly, everything changed. Misfit is the extraordinary memoir of a man who realized there was strength in his strangeness, that it could be used as a force for good. "It all happened in a flash. On a beautiful spring morning in 2007, sitting in my backyard and licking my wounds from a spectacular career derailment, I came up with a big idea--and I found myself contemplating the most daring and unconventional pursuit of my life." The weird kid from Greece was on his way to making his world, and everyone's world, a better place. Andreas Souvaliotis's inspiring story shows us that everyone has what it takes to trigger positive change, and that none of us should see our differences and quirks as handicaps. • The author is donating all of his proceeds from this book to 6 Degrees, a global charitable initiative that promotes inclusion, diversity, belonging and citizenhip. 6degreesto.com

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By Christopher Benfey
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0307432270
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to “Old Japan,” with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern state, ultimately transforming itself, in the course of twenty-five years, from a feudal backwater to an international power. This great wave of historical and cultural reciprocity between the two young nations, which intensified during the late 1800s, brought with it some larger-than-life personalities, as the lure of unknown foreign cultures prompted pilgrimages back and forth across the Pacific. In The Great Wave, Benfey tells the story of the tightly knit group of nineteenth-century travelers—connoisseurs, collectors, and scientists—who dedicated themselves to exploring and preserving Old Japan. As Benfey writes, “A sense of urgency impelled them, for they were convinced—Darwinians that they were—that their quarry was on the verge of extinction.” These travelers include Herman Melville, whose Pequod is “shadowed by hostile and mysterious Japan”; the historian Henry Adams and the artist John La Farge, who go to Japan on an art-collecting trip and find exotic adventures; Lafcadio Hearn, who marries a samurai’s daughter and becomes Japan’s preeminent spokesman in the West; Mabel Loomis Todd, the first woman to climb Mt. Fuji; Edward Sylvester Morse, who becomes the world’s leading expert on both Japanese marine life and Japanese architecture; the astronomer Percival Lowell, who spends ten years in the East and writes seminal works on Japanese culture before turning his restless attention to life on Mars; and President (and judo enthusiast) Theodore Roosevelt. As well, we learn of famous Easterners come West, including Kakuzo Okakura, whose The Book of Tea became a cult favorite, and Shuzo Kuki, a leading philosopher of his time, who studied with Heidegger and tutored Sartre. Finally, as Benfey writes, his meditation on cultural identity “seeks to capture a shared mood in both the Gilded Age and the Meiji Era, amid superficial promise and prosperity, of an overmastering sense of precariousness and impending peril.”

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By Kelly Thompson,Sophie Campbell
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  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: jem.pdf

Book Short Summary:

OUR SONGS ARE BETTER Part Three! Before Blaze was a Misfit she was their biggest fan, but now that she IS a Misfit it's not quite what she expected and may be more than she bargained for.

The Misfit's Manifesto

By Lidia Yuknavitch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501120077
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: the-misfit-s-manifesto.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path. A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly, or this: a person who is poorly adapted to new situations and environments. It’s a shameful word, a word no one typically tries to own. Until now. Lidia Yuknavitch is a proud misfit. That wasn’t always the case. It took Lidia a long time to not simply accept, but appreciate, her misfit status. Having flunked out of college twice (and maybe even a third time that she’s not going to tell you about), with two epic divorces under her belt, an episode of rehab for drug use, and two stints in jail, she felt like she would never fit in. She was a hopeless misfit. She’d failed as daughter, wife, mother, scholar—and yet the dream of being a writer was stuck like “a small sad stone” in her throat. The feeling of not fitting in is universal. The Misfit’s Manifesto is for misfits around the world—the rebels, the eccentrics, the oddballs, and anyone who has ever felt like she was messing up. It’s Lidia’s love letter to all those who can’t ever seem to find the “right” path. She won’t tell you how to stop being a misfit—quite the opposite. In her charming, poetic, funny, and frank style, Lidia will reveal why being a misfit is not something to overcome, but something to embrace. Lidia also encourages her fellow misfits not to be afraid of pursuing goals, how to stand up, how to ask for the things they want most. Misfits belong in the room, too, she reminds us, even if their path to that room is bumpy and winding. An important idea that transcends all cultures and countries, this book has created a brave and compassionate community for misfits, a place where everyone can belong.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451688849
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: the-misfit-economy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A book that argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living and working on the margins of business and society. Who are the greatest innovators in the world? You're probably thinking Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. The usual suspects. This book isn't about them. It's about people you've never heard of. It's about people who are just as innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary as the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the world. They’re in the crowded streets of Shenzhen, the prisons of Somalia, the flooded coastal towns of Thailand. They are pirates, computer hackers, pranksters, and former gang leaders. Across the globe, diverse innovators operating in the black, grey, and informal economies are developing solutions to a myriad of challenges. Far from being "deviant entrepreneurs" that pose threats to our social and economic stability, these innovators display remarkable ingenuity, pioneering original methods and practices that we can learn from and apply to move formal markets. This book investigates the stories of underground innovation that make up the Misfit Economy. It examines the teeming genius of the underground. It asks: Who are these unknown visionaries? How do they work? How do they organize themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And ultimately, how can you take these lessons into your own world?

Special Characters

By Laurie Segall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006301646X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: special-characters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"CNN's former senior tech correspondent shares her front-row seat on the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and other new-media empires—and the geeks turned entrepreneurs who founded them."—People An unflinching, era-defining story of self-discovery and breaking barriers by award-winning investigative reporter Laurie Segall. In 2008, 23-year-old Laurie Segall was a newly minted assistant at CNN and was living in an East Village walk-up apartment. As Wall Street was crashing down, Segall began discovering a group of scrappy misfits who were rising from the ashes of the recession to change the world: the tech entrepreneurs. A misfit herself, Segall gained entrance to New York’s burgeoning tech scene, with its limitless cash flow and parties populated by geeks-turned-billionaires. Back at the news desk, she rose through the ranks at CNN, while these entrepreneurs went from minnows to sharks, building companies that would become our democracy and our social fabric: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Tinder. Over the course of a decade, Laurie Segall became one of the first reporters to give airtime to many of these founders—from Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) to Jack Dorsey (Twitter) to Kevin Systrom (Instagram) to Travis Kalanick (Uber)—while tracking their evolution and society’s cultural shift in the CNN startup beat she created. By the end of her tenure at CNN, she had become its on-air senior technology correspondent and had witnessed the rise of second-wave tech, from the boom to the “complicated years” to the backlash, as her misfits emerged as some of the world’s most influential leaders. A coming-of-age narrative chronicling an era transformed, Special Characters is, at its core, a young woman’s origin story—in love, in career, and in life—and an account of the humans behind the companies that have shaped our modern society. Filled with emotional heft and razor-sharp observations, Segall’s empowering memoir is a richly rendered backstage pass to the tech bubble that reimagined the ethos of our social, political, and cultural experience. “Fans of Brotopia or anyone who wants a backstage pass to Zuckerberg and some of the biggest co.’s of our time, you’ll devour this.” —The Skimm

Dragon Misfit

By Eve Langlais
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  • Publisher : Eve Langlais
  • Book Code : 1773841882
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: dragon-misfit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Someone pulled a Jurassic with my genes. I am the result of an experiment—human spliced with dinosaur—or so I assumed growing up. According to my parents, they rescued me from a lab when I was just a roly-poly egg. All my life I’ve hidden what I am because my parents told me I had to, but when they die, my world is blown apart. Which is when I meet Urion. Tall, dark, and arrogant, he invades my dreams and then ignites my world. I’m trying to protect my heart, but he makes me want something a misfit can’t have. A happily ever after. But what if there were a place where we could be together? Like a kingdom ruled by an ex-stripper… genre: paranormal romantic comedy, dragon romance, shapeshifter romance, interracial romance, alpha male

Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits

By Rasna Warah
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1467022764
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: missionaries-mercenaries-and-misfits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits is a book that will make us re-imagine our world and our place in it, and force us to reconsider the value of "development" and what it really means to the people of Africa. All the contributors to this anthology approach the notion of development through their own worldviews and experiences: many are convinced that it is time to declare the death of development as an idea, as an ideology, and as an industry. The essays in this book come from various writers, most of whom are either based in East Africa, or are part of its diaspora, or who have worked, often as developmentalists in their own way, within Africa. Consequently, this extremely accessible collection does not attempt the grand sweep, raging aimlessly against the development machine with general complaints that fail to hit their mark. Rather, it is a focused peep into international, regional and local attempts to develop Africa, thereby exposing the reader to a much-needed African perspective on the development industry and why it has failed so miserably in lifting millions of people out of poverty.

Hood Misfits Volume 1

By Brick,Storm
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Urban Books
  • Book Code : 1622863356
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: hood-misfits-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Diamond "Ray-Ray" Jenkins has it made in the shade, until one wrong move by her parents turns their lives upside down. Their secret of taking from the wrong Street King in the Trap, Damien Orlando, has now put her in peril. Their deaths signal an end to Diamond's semi-perfect life, putting her in the hands of evil. Her only salvation is to learn the game, and to put her trust in a kid wearing a hoodie. Trigga has been a survivor and a killer in the streets of Atlanta since the murder of his parents. . With his heart set on vengeance, he finds his destiny as a misfit and works his way through the ranks of Damien Orlando's crime syndicate. Once he's forced to snatch up a girl as hard as diamonds, his world changes drastically. It's up to him to use the plan of payback in the form of a simple motto: E.N.G.A. (Every Nigga Gotta Agenda). Trigga will have to use it to save them both. With his boy Big Jake, along with Gina and Ray-Ray forming their own family, Dame and every goon in his circle are targets. Chaos is coming, and Dame's most trusted are about to bring him pain and death.

Misfits of Avalon Volume 1: The Queen of Air and Delinquency

By Kel McDonald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1630081469
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: misfits-of-avalon-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four misfit teens are reluctant recruits to save the mystical isle of Avalon. Magically empowered and directed by a talking dog, they must stop the rise of King Arthur. As they struggle to become a team, they’re faced with the discovery that they may not be the good guys . . . Book 1 of 3. * Magical-girl manga with an Arthurian twist! * From the creator of Sorcery 101!

Outrageous Misfits

By Brian Bradley
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459746996
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: outrageous-misfits.pdf

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Lights! Camera! Outrageous! Superstar female impersonator Craig Russell and the birth of drag on the international stage. Craig Russell was an internationally admired entertainer and actor, known for his outrageous impersonations of some of Hollywood's greatest female celebrities: Mae West, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and Judy Garland, to name a few. Lori Russell Eadie, a shy theatre lover, was Craig's No. 1 fan and, eventually, his wife. Together they were fun, fabulous, and eschewed convention. But behind the curtains, Craig and Lori's lives were troubled by their mental health, drug addiction, sexual assault, and abuse. Through nearly one hundred interviews and extensive research, Outrageous Misfits reveals the life and legacy of one of the world's most popular female impersonators and his biggest fan.

When Misfits Become Kings

By Mark Casto
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  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Book Code : 1629982504
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 114
  • Pdf File: when-misfits-become-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It’s the story of a generation disqualified in the eyes of society. Mark Casto helps you gain a new perspective on your out-of-place life. Learn how todiscard the misfit pieces and fill that void with identity and purpose found in God’spresence. You will see how God can turn irrelevance into royalty, and how rejection canlead to a coronation. There is a plan. You have a destiny that was designed just for you.

Misfit Children

By Markus Bohlmann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498525806
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 214
  • Pdf File: misfit-children.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of essays turns to misfit children as those found in-between socio-cultural, psychological and physical realms. It explores both the possibilities and futilities of negotiating this in-betweenness.

A Different Kind of Hero

By Sally Clarkson,Joel Clarkson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 149642039X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: a-different-kind-of-hero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Different Bible study experience! This guided journey through Scripture is for anyone who:Knows what it’s like to just not fit in;longs to feel known, safe, and understood;and wonders where they truly belong.Join beloved author Sally Clarkson and her son Joel in this 12-session exploration of misfits in the Bible—and the surprising ways they became heroes of the faith. God has always taken ordinary people—like Peter, Ruth, Job, and Elijah—and used them to accomplish great things. You’ll learn how God can take your own weaknesses and turn them into strengths as he draws you outside the safety of yourself and into the glorious whirlwind of His plan for your life. (A companion resource to Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him, by Sally and Nathan Clarkson.)

Weird in a World That's Not

By Jennifer Romolini
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062472755
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: weird-in-a-world-that-s-not.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An honest, sharp-witted, practical guide to help you get and keep the job you want—from an outsider whose been there and done it, a woman who went from being a broke, divorced, college dropout to running some of the biggest websites in the world. Jennifer Romolini started her career as an awkward twenty-seven-year-old misfit, navigated her way through New York media and became a boss—an editor-in-chief, an editorial director, and a vice president—all within little more than a decade. Her book, Weird In A World That’s Not, asserts that being outside-the-norm and achieving real, high-level success are not mutually exclusive, even if the perception of the business world often seems otherwise, even if it seems like only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward. Part career memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That’s Not offers relatable advice on how to achieve your dreams, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Romolini helps you face down your fears, find a career that’s right for you, and get and keep a job. She tackles practical issues and offers empathetic, clear-cut answers to important questions: How do I navigate the awkwardness of networking? How do I deal with intense office politics? How do I leave my crappy job? How do I learn how to be a boss not just a #boss? And, most importantly: How do I do all this and stay true to who I really am? Authentic, funny, and moving, Weird in a World That’s Not will help you tap into your inner tenacity and find your path, no matter how offbeat you are.