Sitting Pretty Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Rebekah Taussig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062936813
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she longed for more stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life. Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.

Sitting Pretty Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Rebekah Taussig
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Disabilities
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0062936794
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

A memoir-in-essays from Rebekah Taussig, disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty, reflecting on identity, accessibility, and representation and processing a lifetime of memories to paint a more beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Rebekah Taussig has been paralyzed for as long as she can remember but didn't begin to unpack it until she was in her mid-twenties working on a PhD in disability studies. She began writing mini-essays about what it means to live as a disabled woman and exploring the limited ways we typically see disability: something monstrous (the Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). She longed for stories that reflected her experiences--stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. Sitting Pretty offers an honest look at disability and its effects on identity, love, money, and self-worth. Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn't fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and the false idea of "ableism." Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. We all need more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. A timely reminder to look beyond ourselves and our singular experiences, Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.

Alice Neel  The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Book

Alice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Phoebe Hoban
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644230626
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Alice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Summary:

“Neel emerges as a resolute survivor who lived by her convictions, both aesthetically and politically.” —Publisher’s Weekly Phoebe Hoban’s definitive biography of the renowned American painter Alice Neel tells the unforgettable story of an artist whose life spanned the twentieth century, from women’s suffrage through the Depression, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, and second-wave feminism. Throughout her life and work, Neel constantly challenged convention, ultimately gaining an enduring place in the canon. Alice Neel’s stated goal was to “capture the zeitgeist.” Born into a proper Victorian family at the turn of the twentieth century, Neel reached voting age during suffrage. A quintessential bohemian, she was one of the first artists participating in the Easel Project of the Works Progress Administration, documenting the challenges of life during the Depression. An avowed humanist, Neel chose to paint the world around her, sticking to figurative work even during the peak of abstract expressionism. Neel never ceased pushing the envelope, creating a unique chronicle of her time. Neel was fiercely democratic in selecting her subjects, who represent an extraordinarily diverse population—from such legendary figures as Joe Gould to her Spanish Harlem neighbors in the 1940s, the art critic Meyer Schapiro, Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, Andy Warhol, and major figures of the labor, civil rights, and feminist movements—producing an indelible portrait of twentieth-century America. By dictating her own terms, Neel was able to transcend such personal tragedy as the death of her infant daughter, Santillana, a nervous breakdown and suicide attempts, and the separation from her second child, Isabetta. After spending much of her career in relative obscurity, Neel finally received a major museum retrospective in 1974, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. In this first paperback edition of the authoritative biography

Sitting Pretty Book

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Christi Van der Westhuizen
  • Publisher : University of Kwazulu Natal Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Afrikaners
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 1869143760
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

At the opening of South Africa's first democratic parliament in 1994, newly elected president Nelson Mandela issued a clarion call to an unlikely group: white Afrikaans women who, during apartheid, occupied the ambivalent position of being both oppressor and oppressed. He conjured the memory of poet Ingrid Jonker as 'both an Afrikaner and an African' who 'instructs that our endeavours must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child.' More than two decades later, the question is: how have white Afrikaans-speaking women responded to the liberating possibilities of constitutional democracy? With Afrikaner nationalism in disrepair, and official apartheid in demise, have they re-imagined themselves in opposition to colonial ideas of race, gender, sexuality and class? "Sitting Pretty" explores this post-apartheid identity through the concepts of ordentlikheid, or decency, as an ethnic form of respectability, and the volksmoeder, or mother of the nation, as enduring icon. Issues of intersectionality, space, emotion, and masculinity are also investigated. [Subject: Gender Studies, African Studies, Sociology, Politics]

Sitting Pretty Book

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Laurie Goldey MFT
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-21
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504385923
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

What does it take to love your life more fully, to feel more focused and productive, and to have deeper, more satisfying relationships with everyone in your life? All it takes is being more mindful and more attuned to your life and what is happening in the moment, whether youre sipping your morning latte, helping your kid with homework, or stuck in traffic on the way to work. Thats what Marriage and Family Therapist and mindfulness practitioner Laurie Goldey discovered more than a decade ago, when, skeptically, she began taking baby steps toward living a more mindful life. What she found was, making tiny changes are all it takes to incorporate noticing into your daily routine, whatever you happen to be doing. Focusing on the task at hand (whether mundane or exceptional) can help you find joy in the most routine or habitual tasks and can bring out your best self, impacting your family, your job, and all of your relationships (especially the one with yourself). If you follow the week-by-week suggestions in this book, you will feel less overwhelmed, less anxious, less likely to spend early-morning hours in bed wide awake, ticking off your to-do list. And thats just the start of the new life ahead of you. Before you know it, youll be sitting pretty.

Sitting Pretty Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Clifton Webb
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2011-05-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496800640
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

More than any other male movie star, the refined Clifton Webb (1889-1966) caused the movie-going public to change its image of a leading man. In a day when leading men were supposed to be strong, virile, and brave, Clifton Webb projected an image of flip, acerbic arrogance. He was able to play everything from a decadent columnist (Laura) to a fertile father (Cheaper by the Dozen and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker), delivering lines in an urbanely clipped, acidly dry manner with impeccable timing. Sitting Pretty is his remarkable story. Long before his film career began, Webb was a child actor and later a suavely effete song-and-dance man in numerous Broadway musicals and revues. The turning point in his career came in 1941 when his good friend Noël Coward cast him in Blithe Spirit. Director Otto Preminger saw Webb's performance and cast him in Laura in 1944. Webb began to write his autobiography, but he said that he eventually had gotten "bogged down" in the process. However, he did complete six chapters and left a hefty collection of notes that he intended to use in the proposed book. His writing is as witty and sophisticated as his onscreen persona. Those six chapters, information and voluminous notes, and personal research by the coauthor provide an intimate view of an amazingly talented man's life and times.

Sitting Pretty Book

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : April Hardy
  • Publisher : Accent Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786150578
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

Professional pet-sitter Beth believes her Greek boyfriend, Alex is the one. So when he’s offered a job in Dubai, he and Beth marry so they can move there together. But on the day they’re due to fly to their new life, Alex says their marriage was a mistake and ends it. By phone. Beth is suddenly husbandless and homeless. Distraught, and with her life in turmoil, when her old boss asks a favour she agrees on autopilot, and goes to feed Talisker the cat, whose handsome but dour owner Henry travels one week in three. Finding herself in luxury surroundings, with nowhere to go and determined not to hear her mother’s “I told you so”, she sleeps on Henry’s sofa. Next day, Beth has her job back and a plan. For the time being, she’ll quietly stay in her clients’ homes until she can convince Alex that this is all a big mistake. She’s pretty sure squatting’s against the law, but if she’s careful, no one need find out ... until the mysterious Henry comes home unexpectedly.

Sitting Pretty Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sitting Pretty


  • Author : Kameron Claire
  • Publisher : Snuggle Whore Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sitting Pretty Summary:

What happens when the hot bodybuilder wants to bend the curvy girl like a flexi-straw? He’s a personal trainer with a chiseled body who hustles in and out of the gym to take care of his mother and sister. She’s a confident curvy girl who runs a plus size online clothing boutique and YouTube fashion channel, using a three-day pass at the fitness resort. She’s everything he wants in a woman: smart, confident, and driven with luscious curves to hold on to. Their attraction is instant and undeniable, but will she want him once she learns about his hustling? It might be his past, but he sees no future without her. Can he convince her to be his one and only, giving them their happily ever after? *This will be featured as part of Read Me Romance Podcast August 30th / September 1st 2022. Grab a copy and read along!