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Obsession

By John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
  • ISBN Code: : 1439107408
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : True Crime
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In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder." But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators. Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst. The first step is insight and understanding, and no one is better qualified to penetrate Obsession than John Douglas.

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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838635964
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: obsession-and-culture.pdf

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Obsession and Culture proposes that male sexual obsessions are the driving force of culture and are most clearly seen in fiction. Examples could be multiplied many times, but the main objectives of this study are to show how the work of five male authors coheres within a framework of psychodynamic theory and to stimulate enquiry along these lines. Many twentieth-century novelists speak for a male psycho-class needing imaginative externalization of obsessive sexual fantasies of control of women. Attraction, avoidance, and guilt are powerful motivators for writers and readers alike, and the moral ambiguity of serial monogamy, as well as other forms of exploitative sexuality, prompt certain writers to construct symbolic expiation and repair in fiction. Psychobiography is combined with fantasy analysis to suggest the pervasiveness in modern fiction of the wish to conquer and to control women and to atone for the guilt.

Obsession

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  • Publisher : Paige Bennett
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It is New Orleans, 1850. Blanche Paradis, a free woman of color, has carved out a good life, including a job she enjoys, and a man she loves, gambler Bart Donovan. One small blemish mars her happiness: the obsessive interest of a mysterious aristocrat, Lucien St.Clair. In a moment of weakness, Blanche falls into Lucien’s bed, sealing her fate and that of her lover. For Lucien is much more than he seems, and his lust for the beautiful Blanche knows no bounds.

Secret Obsession

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  • Publisher : Grayton Press
  • Book Code : 1945100397
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481489208
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder—and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side—in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act “normal,” the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herself to ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison’s descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths.

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491809450
  • Total of Pages : 586
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Book Code : 459668877X
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Maggie is a dowdy secretary who has been obsessed with her boss, Quinn Scott, a movie genius and a well-known playboy, for four years. But she knows she can never compete with all the celebrities who vie for his interest. In order to give Quinn up for good, Maggie decides to set him up for a one-night stand…with her. But when she impersonates an actress at a masquerade ball, Quinn instead becomes intoxicated by her charms!

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030139883
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 531
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Most of us have, at one time, been obsessed with something, but how did obsession become a mental illness? This book examines literary, medical, and philosophical texts to argue that what we call obsession became a disease in the Romantic era and reflects the era’s anxieties. Using a number of literary texts, some well-known (like Mary Shelley’s 1818 Frankenstein and Edgar Allan Poe’s 1843 “The Tell Tale Heart”) and some not (like Charlotte Dacre’s 1811 The Passions and Charles Brockden Brown’s 1787 Edgar Huntly), the book looks at “vigilia”, an overly intense curiosity, “intellectual monomania”, an obsession with study, “nymphomania” and “erotomania”, gendered forms of desire, “revolutiana”, an obsession with sublime violence and military service, and “ideality,” an obsession with an idea. The coda argues that traces of these Romantic constructs can be seen in popular accounts of obsession today.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1514495120
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: mistaken-obsession.pdf

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Bethany Randford had come into some money and, after finishing her schooling in Australia, decided to buy a hotel in Buenos Aires, way out of her comfort zone, but met the man she could just not resist. Marrying him brought more than she had bargained for, from ongoing obsessions of a woman in the family past. Thinking that had been dealt with, she went with her husband to Paris to meet his sister and family, only to find herself in even more dramatic circumstances with obstacles to overcome. Bethany was thrust into danger, something she did not expect on a holiday, and it was a relief for her to visit her family in Western Australia again to recover before returning to Buenos Aires.

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  • Publisher : Between the Pages LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1456745085
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1922052574
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 681
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460361512
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
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Was he her protector? Or a predator… It was the final glimpse Erin Ramsey would have of her sister: Megan’s body, drained of blood, lying lifeless in a New York alley. Tormented by the fact that she hadn’t been there when her sister needed her, Erin promises herself that she’ll find Megan’s killer. Detective Nicholas Slade tells Erin to go home, back to California. He says he doesn’t want her to be the murderer’s next victim. But his warning comes too late. Erin is already in danger, in thrall to a man who cloaks himself in shadows and haunts her nightmares. Erin is desperate to find her sister’s murderer—and desperate to avoid becoming his prey—but she feels her own life spinning out of control as the silver-eyed specter from her dreams lures her deeper into his world. Nick may be the only one who can help her, but she’s afraid to trust him. Her deep attraction to the secretive detective is tinged with fear. He only works the night shift. He wears sunglasses in the dark. And he may have been the last person to see Megan alive… Previously published.

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  • Publisher : Midnight Romance, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 232
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  • Pdf File: alpha-s-obsession.pdf

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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1524876011
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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  • Pdf File: murder-book.pdf

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A humorous graphic investigation of the author's obsession with true crime, the murders that have most captivated her throughout her life, and a love letter to her fellow true-crime fanatics. Why is it so much fun to read about death and dismemberment? In Murder Book, lifelong true-crime obsessive and New Yorker cartoonist Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell tries to puzzle out the answer. An unconventional graphic exploration of a lifetime of Ann Rule super-fandom, amateur armchair sleuthing, and a deep dive into the high-profile murders that have fascinated the author for decades, this is a funny, thoughtful, and highly personal blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and true crime with a focus on the often-overlooked victims of notorious killers.

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  • Publisher : Creative Communication Solutions Ltd.
  • Book Code : 1988639476
  • Total of Pages : 835
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 608
  • Pdf File: the-diary-obsession.pdf

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Two women. One man. Zero limits. My name’s Charlie, and I have a problem: I’m obsessed with two talented, smart, and sexy women. Armed with their diaries, I’ll do everything I can to achieve my goal: become their man. The Diary Obsession is an episodic novel that records my tales of obsession with Sophia and Virginia, presented in novella-length installments. It will contain ten episodes (when the season is over), five of which are included in this bundle: Episode 1: The Transition bridges the gap between last season (another episodic novel called The Stewardess’s Diary) and Captain Charlie’s current situation. It explains how Sophia’s diary made it into his carry-on and how this whole obsession started. It also brings the reader back to the present when Charlie touches base with Virginia again. Episode 2: The Adaptation covers the problems Sophia faces as she settles and creates her new life in Paris. It also introduces Virginia’s daughter (who definitely has issues of her own) and sees Sophia and Virginia reunite in person. Of course, Charlie will take you back to the present with his progress in courting his favorite ladies. Episode 3: The Declaration takes place in Madrid, Spain. Sophia declares her love to Virginia who doesn’t react the way Sophia hoped. It also features a steamy threesome reunion with JuanMa. As mentioned at the end of episode two, Charlie will also head to Spain to meet with Virginia and try to resolve yet another fight between his two favorite ladies. In Episode 4: The Orientation, Sophia and Virginia begin to form a closer bond and finally open up to each other. Virginia introduces her daughter to Sophia, while Sophia gets Virginia a visitor pass to the maison close. Will Charlie’s ladies keep their hands on each other or will they enjoy some of the perks that Sophia's unique work environment has to offer? Episode 5: The Addiction takes place in London where JuanMa, the ladies' friend-with-benefits, performs live on stage. Sophia and Virginia will partake in his new rock star lifestyle, but will it prove too much for them or their new and fragile relationship? If you like your LGBTQ+ romance with a good serving of mystery, action, and sizzling heat, then you’ll love this episodic novel about me and my obsession with two gorgeous women. It’s time to start reading! Take a peek between the sheets. (I won’t tell if you won’t.) Buy this bundle now and save!

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By Jami Gray
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  • Publisher : Celtic Moon Press
  • Book Code : 1948884097
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
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A woman in hiding. A telepath who sees deeper than her scars. Can they forge a bond stronger than the obsession stalking them before time runs out? Asking for his help will expose more than her heart… Meli Dwyer’s well-ordered life followed a clear-cut path, until the death of her beloved brother throws it off course. Grappling with her grief, her world is thrown deeper into chaos by a series of unexplained events, each one marked by an escalating violence. Alone and floundering in a harsh new reality, she reaches out for help from the sexy and mysterious warrior who managed to sneak under her guard, Wolf. But some risks are worth taking… When Wolf receives a call for help from the elusive and alluring Meli, the PSY-IV Team’s lethally skilled telepath doesn’t waste time racing to her side. It’s an unexpected opportunity to not only set siege to her wary heart but indulge his curiosity on why she’s the one woman he can’t read. Before he can breach the scars of her painful past, Wolf’s drawn into a dangerous game with an enemy whose obsessions blur the line between justice and revenge. As the stakes rise, Meli must face her personal nightmare and the monster behind it, even if it costs her the man determined to protect her battered heart. “This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but certainly not the last.” – Goodreads *** ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* *** Welcome to a world where facing danger requires the unique skill set of the men and women of Jami Gray's PSY-IV Teams and discover what readers are raving about! “She writes with such brilliant tactics that I believe there is a Military Unit filled with special psychic Marines. Hunted by the Past is fast-paced, quick witted, and Ms. Gray can surely spin a fascinating paranormal story.”– Constantine Book Reviews “...a page-burning, action-packed thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat…” – Roses & Thorns *** ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ***

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319933906
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Social Science
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This collection is the first book to comprehensively analyse the relatively new and under-researched phenomenon of ‘ruin porn’. Featuring a diverse collection of chapters, the authors in this work examine the relevance of contemporary ruin and its relationship to photography, media, architecture, culture, history, economics and politics. This work investigates the often ambiguous relationship that society has with contemporary ruins around the world, challenging the notions of authenticity that are frequently associated with images of decay. With case studies that discuss various places and topics, including Detroit, Chernobyl, Pitcairn Island, post-apocalyptic media, online communities and urban explorers, among many other topics, this collection illustrates the nuances of ruin porn that are fundamental to an understanding of humanity’s place in the overarching narrative of history.

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*National Bestseller* A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness. Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America.

Stalkers - Disturbing True Life Stories of Harassment, Jealousy and Obsession

By Polly Clarkson
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782191542
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This unsettling but fascinating book will give you a unique insight deep into the minds of stalkers and reveals how their sinister behaviour affects their victims. From shadowy online stalkers, to jealous ex-lovers, from obsessed admirers and insidious personal vendettas through to crazed and dangerous criminals, this book probes the innermost instincts of the characters involved in each of the terrifying - and increasingly common - crimes described here. Based on revealing interviews with policemen, psychiatrists and doctors, as well as the families of many of the true-life victims - both male and female - this is the first time that such a collection of stalking cases from across the UK has been presented in such vivid and memorable detail. From the high-profile Marchese/Falkowski case currently proceeding through the courts, to the tragic events of lesser-known fatal stalkings, these stories read like fiction - but everything published is based on startling fact.

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By Kalenca
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  • Publisher : Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 102
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: the-dragon-king-s-obsession.pdf

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" One of you three will become the Dragon king's wife ! " said the king .Without even knowing it , this one sentence would change Charlotte's life forever . From a forgotten princess to the wife of the most feared king on earth . The dragon king , Damien PenDraco ! He was ruthless , he was cold-blooded, he was a pure dragon with a scary appearance and skin similar to a snake... Charlotte was the second daughter of the king . Her mother was one of the king's concubines . Her father lost his favor towards her mother and her . Although Charlotte was a princess , she was never treated as one. They often got bullied and mistreated by the queen and her daughters . When the marriage offer came from king Damien , the palace was in shock . King Damien used the marriage as an excuse so that he could get his hands on the land where the crystal of power could be found .The king couldn't refuse him . Neither of his daughters wanted to marry him . The marriage proposal was the only way Charlotte could be free .In exchange for her mother's divorce from her father and freedom, she started her journey to king Damien's castle . ' Everywhere is better than this hell! ' thought Charlotte .King Damien was exactly as described, a real dragon ." If you don't want to be my wife, you will work as a servant in my castle! "said Damien looking at Charlotte's rejection ." No problem ! " said Charlotte .When the king learns about Charlotte's immense knowledge of archeology , he offered her the freedom she longed for in exchange for her help in finding the crystal of power .The two of them agreed and started their journey in finding the crystal power but after finding it , king Damien refused to let her go . " You're mine ! "

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  • Publisher : Octopus Books
  • Book Code : 0857839934
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: rhapsody-in-green.pdf

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'Excellent book.' Nigella Lawson 'Charming, inspiring, uplifting... pure lovely.' Marian Keyes 'Read Rhapsody in Green. A novelist's beautiful, useful essays about her tiny garden.' India Knight 'Glorious...for anyone who loves fruit, vegetables, herbs and language. It makes you see them with new eyes.' Diana Henry 'A witty account of 'extreme allotmenteering' for all obsessive gardeners' Mail on Sunday 'An extremely entertaining and inspiring story of one woman's passionate transformation of a small, irregular shaped urban garden into a bountiful source of food.' Woman & Home 'A gardening book like no other, this is the author's 'love letter' to her garden. She relays warm and witty stories about the trials and tribulations throughout her gardening year.' Garden News '...this inspirational, funny book, written by someone who hankers after a homesteader's lifestyle, will make you look at even your window box in a new, more productive light.' The Simple Things 'Gardening is not a hobby but a passion: a mess of excitement and compulsion and urgency and desire. Those who practise it are botanists, evangelists, freedom fighters, midwives and saboteurs; we kill; we bleed. No, I can't drop everything to come in for dinner; it's a matter of life and death out here.' Novelist Charlotte Mendelson has a secret life. Despite owning only six square metres of urban soil and a few pots, she is an extreme gardener; the creator of a tiny but bountiful edible jungle. And like all enthusiasts, she will not rest until you share her obsession. This is the story of an amateur gardener's journey to addiction: her attempts to buy lion dung from London Zoo and to build her own cold frame; her disinhibited composting and creative approach to design; her prejudices (roses, purple flowers, people with orchards); and her passions: quinces, salad-leaves, herbs, Japanese greens and ancient British apples. It is a story of where fantasy meets reality, of the slow onset of a consuming love and, most of all, of how gardening, however peculiar, can save your life.

The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit

By Brian H. Spitzberg,William R. Cupach
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136651624
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 597
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Awards and Praise for the first edition: Recipient of the 2006 International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) Book Award "This text, as it presently stands, is THE go-to text for stalking researchers. That is my opinion and the opinion of multiple fellow scholars I know in the field. It rarely sits on my shelf, but rather is a constant reference on my desk. I can always count on these authors to have done an extensive review of literature. I thought I was thorough, but they are always providing me with new references." --Dr. H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Psychology, Mississippi State University "Cupach and Spitzberg provide the reader with a multidisciplinary framework for understanding the nature and impact of unwanted relationship pursuits. This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals alike who seek to gain knowledge about unwanted relational pursuits and stalking." —Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit provides historical and definitional frames for studying unwanted relationship pursuit, and considers the role of the media, law, and social science research in shaping today’s conceptualizations of stalking. The volume integrates research from diverse contributing fields and disciplines, providing a thorough summary and assessment of current knowledge on stalking and obsessive pursuit. Building on the foundation of the award-winning first edition, this revision considers assessment issues, offers an expanded analysis of the meta-analysis data set, and includes coverage of intercultural and international factors. As an increasing number of scholarly disciplines and professional fields study stalking and other forms of obsessive relationship pursuit, this book is a must-have resource for examining interpersonal conflict, social and personal relationships, domestic violence, unrequited love, divorce and relational dissolution, and harassment. It also has much to offer researchers, counselors, and professionals in psychology, counseling, criminal justice, sociology, psychiatry, forensic evaluation, threat assessment, and law enforcement.

Compulsive Acts

By Elias Aboujaoude
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520934818
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: compulsive-acts.pdf

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In this compelling book, we meet a man who can't let anyone get within a certain distance of his nose, two kleptomaniacs from very different walks of life, an Internet addict who chooses virtual life over real life, a professor with a dangerous gambling habit, and others with equally debilitating compulsive conditions. Writing with compassion, humor, and a deft literary touch, Elias Aboujaoude, an expert on obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral addictions, tells stories inspired by memorable patients he has treated, taking us from initial contact through the stages of the doctor-patient relationship. Into these interconnected vignettes Aboujaoude weaves his own personal experiences while presenting up-to-date, accessible medical information. Rich in both meaning and symbolism, Compulsive Acts is a journey of personal growth and hope that illuminates a fascinating yet troubling dimension of human experience as it explores a group of potentially disabling conditions that are too often suffered in silence and isolation.

Her Curves: His Obsession

By Sara Hazel
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  • Publisher : Sara Hazel
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 701
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A high heat BBW Older Man Younger Woman Dark Romance from the Queen of curves - Sara Hazel! Author's Note: This book was originally published under the name of Holly Pinke (Yes, Holly and Sara are one and the same!). It is being brought under the Sara Hazel brand in preparation for Sara's upcoming release of the third book in the series. Just letting you know in case you got it back when it first came out. I hope those of you who are new to the series will love it as much as I love writing them. --Sara Aria I might be innocent, but I'm looking for something rough and real. Dylan Wolf seems like the man who can give it to me. But I'm not sure if I should trust the man who is holding me down. Dylan I need Aria Valance at any cost. Her thick curves were meant for me to sink into. She's stubborn and not easily won, but I like a challenge. But she has to know that I always win. --Billionaire Romance --Older Alpha Man Younger Curvy Woman --Dark Romance --High Heat

Underground

By Suelette Dreyfus,Julian Assange
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 085786260X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: underground.pdf

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Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world's biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.

Obsessed

By Ted Dekker
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418509183
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 421
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Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He's just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks. But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells him differently. It's a clue from the grave of a Holocaust survivor. A clue that makes him heir to an incredible fortune . . . a clue that only he and one other man can possibly understand. That man is Roth Braun, a serial killer who has been waiting for Stephen for thirty years. Roth was stopped once before. This time nothing will get in his way. Known worldwide for page-turning, adrenaline-laced thrillers, Dekker raises the stakes in this story of passion, revenge, and an all-consuming obsession for the ultimate treasure.

Mine

By J. L. Butler
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062798154
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: mine.pdf

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In this riveting tale of psychological suspense, a divorce lawyer risks her career, her sanity, and her life when she falls into an illicit, all-consuming affair with her client—who becomes the primary suspect in his estranged wife’s sudden disappearance. Young divorce lawyer Francine Day has methodically built her career doing everything right. She’s one big case away from securing her place among London’s legal elite. But when she meets her new client, Martin Joy, the natural caution that has protected Francine and fueled her rise melts away. Powerless to fight the irresistible magnetism between them, client and counsel tumble into a blistering affair that breaks every rule. Though Martin insists his marriage is over, Francine doesn’t believe him. Certain details he’s told her don’t quite add up. Consumed with a passion she cannot control and increasingly obsessed with Martin’s relationship with his wife, Donna, Francine follows the woman one night . . . and discovers her having dinner with her supposedly soon-to-be-ex-husband. The next morning, Francine awakens in her neighbor’s apartment with blood on her clothes and no recollection of what transpired after she spied Donna and Martin together. Then Francine receives more devastating news: Martin’s wife has vanished. That dinner was the last place anyone has seen Donna Joy alive. Suddenly, Francine finds herself caught in a dangerous labyrinth of deception, lies, and secrets, in which one false move could lead to her undoing. What happened that night and why can’t Francine remember? Where is Donna and who is responsible for her disappearance? The further Francine goes to find answers, the tighter the net seems to draw—around her lover, herself, and the life she’s meticulously built.

The Threat of Geopolitics to International Relations

By William Mallinson
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443816604
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: the-threat-of-geopolitics-to-international-relations.pdf

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Geopolitics, both in name, and in its application via geostrategy, is a controversial area of international relations. Although the practice of obtaining resources is as old as Mankind, the word came into its own with the imperial policies of the great powers in the nineteenth century, was used to justify world wars, went into decline, but was ‘taken to America’ and then re-exported to Europe after the last war by the likes of Henry Kissinger. Nowadays, the term is used unconsciously by politicians obsessed with power, often to justify war. This book tears apart the simplistic thinking of geopolitics, and proposes its replacement with the authors’ own method of ‘geohistory’, a method based on recognising that at the base of any analysis and evaluation of the international situation lie human characteristics.

Obsession

By Jackie Calhoun
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  • Publisher : Bella Books
  • Book Code : 1594936927
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: obsession.pdf

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Lindsey Stuart Brown's life is turned upside down when Sarah Gilbert comes into the family nursery in search of perennials. Lindsey thought she was content and comfortable with her husband, Gregg, and her grown children, Natalie and Matt. But when Sarah loans her a copy of Desert Hearts, Lindsey is intrigued by the intimacy between the women and realizes she has always felt just a little bit different.With support from her gay brother, Hugh, Lindsey begins to struggle with her new feelings and soon finds herself faced with making some tough decisions about her future.

#Obsession

By Seyedeh Tina Sadri, M.A. L.M.F.T,Randall Frakes
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480966746
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 949
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#Obsession: freeing yourself from social media disorder by Seyedeh Tina Sadri, M.A. L.M.F.T. and Randall Frakes There is a real epidemic of social media addiction in this country and abroad - wherever anyone has access to the Internet. When a British youth tries to kill himself because he cannot take the perfect “selfie,” we know humankind has crossed a line into dangerous and toxic territory. Beneath the surface topic of social media disorder, this book is really about self-esteem related disorders that lead to over-reliance on outside validation. Because it is new and pervasive, especially to a young generation raised under its influence and never knowing anything different, social media is the main culprit for behavior disorders plaguing otherwise balanced individuals. This book explores the outer extremes of the disorder and then furnishes several important, yet simple, processes by which to restore psychological balance. Social Media is a positive tool in our lives when used properly. This book serves as a guide on how to interact with social media in a healthy way. People are becoming more and more obsessed with communicating an idealized version of themselves to strangers and creating an electronic ghost personality that exists only because certain facts are edited out. This is one of the first and most enlightening books on this growing epidemic of social media addiction. It is a fascinating exploration of social media, but also a way to see yourself in the many amazing case histories - and decide if you are a victim of this modern malady. #Obsession will appeal to anyone who uses social media, which is nearly everyone on the planet, even people in third world countries.

Magnificent Obsession

By Lloyd C. Douglas
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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Lloyd C. Douglas's 1929 novel 'Magnificent Obsession' is about Robert Merrick, who is resuscitated by a rescue crew after a boating accident. The crew is thus unable to save the life of Dr. Hudson, a physician renowned for his ability to help people, who was having a heart attack at the same time on the other side of the lake. Merrick then decides to devote his life to making up for the doctor's, and becomes a physician himself.