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Chasing Daylight by Eugene O'Kelly

Title Chasing Daylight
Author Eugene O'Kelly
Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies
Release Date 2006
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 179
ISBN UOM:39015063209400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Must the end of life be the worst part? Can it be made the best?” At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughter's first day of eighth grade. Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that. Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days. Chasing Daylight is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story. With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life. Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing Daylight is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.

Title Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life
Author Gene O'Kelly
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2006-01-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 160
ISBN 0071502270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Must the end of life be the worst part? Can it be made the best?” At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughter's first day of eighth grade. Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that. Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days. Chasing Daylight is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story. With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life. Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing Daylight is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.

Title Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life
Author Gene O'Kelly
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2007-09-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780071499934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions. “Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly.”-Janet Malin, New York Times “Words to live by.”-Kerry Hannon, USA Today “One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year.”-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News “An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live.”-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle “[A] well-written and moving book.”-TheEconomist.com

Chasing Daylight by O Kelly

Title Chasing Daylight
Author O Kelly
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date 2006-06-01
Category
Total Pages 179
ISBN 0070618453
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At 53, Gene O'Kelly, the hard-driving CEO of KPGM, one of the world's top professional services firms, had it all--a string of career accomplishments, a loving family and a circle of friends among whom he counted the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet. Then Gene received news that would change everything. The diagnosis was late-stage brain cancer. The prognosis: six to eighteen months to live. Inspiring, passionate, profoundly insightful, is Gene O'Kelly's eloquent, at times searingly intimate reflections on life and death, success, and the search for meaning. Along the way, he offers his prescriptions for living a more vivid and fulfilling life, and for creating days that are filled with perfect moments.

Under My Helmet by Keith O'Neil

Title Under My Helmet
Author Keith O'Neil
Publisher Skyhorse
Release Date 2017-07-11
Category Psychology
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781510716889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ever since he was a child, Keith O’Neil wanted to play football. Born on the same day that his father, Ed O’Neil, was cut from the New England Patriots, football was all Keith could think about...aside from his anxiety. Offered a scholarship to Northern Arizona University, O’Neil jumped at the chance to prove himself. Though it wasn’t a Division I-A school, he brought his all and was a natural on the field, achieving first-team All-Big Sky choice as a junior and senior, as well as earning All-American honors. Going undrafted, luck came from the Dallas Cowboys, who offered O’Neil an invite to rookie mini-camp. But while trying to learn the playbook, his anxiety and insomnia returned. Even so, he made the team as an undrafted free agent. His dream had come true. While proving himself as a hard-nosed special teamer, sleepless nights, constant anxiety, and suicidal thoughts clouded his mind. O’Neil considered stepping away from the game multiple times, even speaking to his coach, Bill Parcells. Parcells gave him the wisdom that “Everyone has a demon in their head, and we have to beat that demon. Beat the demon!” After being released from the Cowboys, O’Neil spent time with the Colts and Giants, but still could not escape his inner demons. He asked for help but never received the attention he needed. In fact, for suicidal thoughts was given a CD to help him relax—Enya. It finally became too much for him to handle, and the final decision was made to walk away from the game. It wasn’t until sometime later that was finally diagnosed: Bipolar I disorder. Finally, everything made sense. Under My Helmet is the personal story of a man working every day to prove his worth while struggling with a debilitating—and undiagnosed—mental illness. O’Neil’s voice is honest and open as he shares his battles and the steps he’s taken to overcome adversity.

Seizing Your Divine Moment by Erwin Raphael McManus

Title Seizing Your Divine Moment
Author Erwin Raphael McManus
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2002-11-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781418513863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this inspiring book, Erwin McManus uses the biblical account of Israel's war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14) and the characters of Saul and Jonathan to demonstrate the difference between living a life of purpose and adventure, and living one of apathy and missed opportunity. In the midst of a less-than-hopeful battle, Saul-who should have been leading-rested beneath a pomegranate tree as Jonathan seized the divine moment that would impact the future of Israel. Through this story McManus artfully illustrates the eight characteristics of an adventurer's heart, what he calls "the Jonathan factor." Using powerful examples from his own life and ministry, along with fresh biblical teaching, McManus asserts that God crafts divine moments specific to each of us-priceless opportunities for us to actively engage in God's big-picture plan. Apathy and apprehension prevent us from being all we are meant to be for God's kingdom. But by developing the characteristics McManus outlines, Christians can move from mundane to miraculous living.

Night Reflections by Robert Thomas Winn

Title Night Reflections
Author Robert Thomas Winn
Publisher Humanix Books
Release Date 2016-11-22
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 380
ISBN 9781630060718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Dr. Winn’s story is remarkably open, unguarded and intimate. I believe that almost any physician, staff member, patient, patient family member or friend will come away with new insights and understanding after reading this moving memoir." —Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D. Director, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Little does he know that an unexpected call that interrupts an early Spring bike ride in the Wasatch mountains above Park City will change his life forever. A day later, when Dr. Robert Winn’s beloved wife Nancy is diagnosed with the life-threatening disease acute myeloid leukemia (AML), he is too devastated and emotionally shattered to communicate with family and their many friends. For many months he can’t even speak without getting choked up or crying. At the nadir of her illness Nancy is given a 5% chance of survival and Winnie (the name lovingly bestowed upon Dr. Winn by his many patients and friends) commits to always be by the side of his soul mate and to never leave Nancy alone at night. As a result, during the entire two years his wife is gravely ill and, at times, near death, he sits in the quiet of Nancy’s hospital room late into the evening and writes to their family and friends. These trials and tribulations are movingly and remarkably captured for posterity in Night Reflections: A True Story of Friendship, Love, Cancer, and Survival. Life with cancer, a devastating disease for any patient and family, is a constant struggle and fight for survival that demands that you learn to live through the entire day, each hour, and every minute. Night Reflections chronicles an inspirational story of courage, love, devotion, struggle, and ultimately triumph. Night Reflections will help anyone suffering from a devastating illness, their loved ones, caregivers, and the medical community alike and the strength to face even the darkest of days.

The Seven Pillars Of Creation by William P. Brown

Title The Seven Pillars of Creation
Author William P. Brown
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2010-02-26
Category Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780199889730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In their highly selective and literal reading of Scripture, creationists champion a rigidly reductionistic view of creation in their fight against "soulless scientism." Conversely, many scientists find faith in God to be a dangerous impediment in the empirical quest for knowledge. As a result of this ongoing debate, many people of faith feel forced to choose between evolution and the Bible's story of creation. But, as William Brown asks, which biblical creation story are we talking about? Brown shows that, through a close reading of biblical texts, no fewer than seven different biblical perspectives on creation can be identified. By examining these perspectives, Brown illuminates both connections and conflicts between the ancient creation traditions and the natural sciences, arguing for a new way of reading the Bible in light of current scientific knowledge and with consideration of the needs of the environment. In Brown's argument, both scientific inquiry and theological reflection are driven by a sense of wonder, which, in his words, "unites the scientist and the psalmist." Brown's own wonder at the beauty and complexity of the created world is evident throughout this intelligent, well-written, and inspirational book.

Never Broken by Jewel

Title Never Broken
Author Jewel
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-09-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780698192102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage, and motherhood. When Jewel’s first album, Pieces of You, topped the charts in 1995, her emotional voice and vulnerable performance were groundbreaking. Drawing comparisons to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, a singer-songwriter of her kind had not emerged in decades. Now, with more than thirty million albums sold worldwide, Jewel tells the story of her life, and the lessons learned from her experience and her music. Living on a homestead in Alaska, Jewel learned to yodel at age five, and joined her parents’ entertainment act, working in hotels, honky-tonks, and biker bars. Behind a strong-willed family life with an emphasis on music and artistic talent, however, there was also instability, abuse, and trauma. At age fifteen, she moved out and tasked herself with a mission: to see if she could avoid being the kind of statistic that her past indicated for her future. Soon after, she was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and there she began writing her own songs as a means of expressing herself and documenting her journey to find happiness. Jewel was eighteen and homeless in San Diego when a radio DJ aired a bootleg version of one of her songs and it was requested into the top-ten countdown, something unheard-of for an unsigned artist. By the time she was twenty-one, her debut had gone multiplatinum. There is much more to Jewel’s story, though, one complicated by family legacies, by crippling fear and insecurity, and by the extraordinary circumstances in which she managed to flourish and find happiness despite these obstacles. Along her road of self-discovery, learning to redirect her fate, Jewel has become an iconic singer and songwriter. In Never Broken she reflects on how she survived, and how writing songs, poetry, and prose has saved her life many times over. She writes lyrically about the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and loss, about the healing power of motherhood, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs.

Chasing Daylight by Erwin Raphael McManus

Title Chasing Daylight
Author Erwin Raphael McManus
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2006-01-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781418525842
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chasing Daylight (previously published as Seizing Your Devine Moment) is a call to live a life of blazing urgency. We have but one life. We are given one opportunity to pursue our dreams and fulfill our divine purpose. Every moment counts, and we must engage them with fierceness and zeal. Put an end to passive observation, paralyzed by the need for perfect opportunity, and start seizing the raw, untapped potential of your life with God. Are you willing to risk failure? Are you ready to get in the game? You may stumble, but you will find yourself falling forward, propelled toward the God-inspired adventure He intends you to live.

Title Nothing but the Truth
Author John Kani
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Drama
Total Pages 60
ISBN 9781868146574
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An award-winning play about the relationship between brothers. Nothing but the Truth is the story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation, and the ambiguities of freedom. The play was John Kani's debut as sole playwright and was first performed in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Award for best actor and best new South African play. In the same year Kani was also awarded a special Obie award for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the USA.

Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

Title Life of Pi
Author Yann Martel
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2009-03-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307371126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Envy And Originality by Adrian Van Kaam

Title Envy and Originality
Author Adrian Van Kaam
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011-12
Category
Total Pages 145
ISBN 1880982471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Envy and Originality marks a milestone in the unfolding of the van kaamian theory of personality. It points to the basic necessity of respect for one's own and others' original life call and the motivations stemming from it. The author intends that his reflections be seen as passionate appeals for the just treatment of people hemmed in by envy and oppression in any leveling society or community.

The Snowball by Alice Schroeder

Title The Snowball
Author Alice Schroeder
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2009-09-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 832
ISBN 9781408807323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Title The Book Thief
Author Markus Zusak
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2007-12-18
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9780307433848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

An American Hedge Fund by Timothy Sykes

Title An American Hedge Fund
Author Timothy Sykes
Publisher BullShip Press
Release Date 2008
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 235
ISBN 9780979549700
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Finally! A follow-up to the classics, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator and How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market ... "Summary from title cover.

Naikan by Gregg Krech

Title Naikan
Author Gregg Krech
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2010-09
Category
Total Pages 260
ISBN 9781459602717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rooted in Japanese tradition, Naikan ( ''nye-kahn '') is a structured method for intensely meditating on our lives, our interconnections, our missteps. Through Naikan, we develop a natural and profound sense of gratitude for blessings bestowed on us by others, blessings that were always there but went unnoticed. This collection of introductory essays, parables, and inspirations explains what Naikan is and how it can be applied to life and celebrations throughout the year.

The 5 Am Club by Robin Sharma

Title The 5 AM Club
Author Robin Sharma
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2018-12-04
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781443456630
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness. Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through: How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Title Walden
Author Henry David Thoreau
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1882
Category Authors, American
Total Pages 357
ISBN UOM:39015031909602
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What Matters Most by A. J. Wasserstein

Title What Matters Most
Author A. J. Wasserstein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-05-26
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0986330922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recognizing that a child leaving home is a transitional event for both family and child, this roadmap is a compilation of many conversations the aurhor had with his children, and a few he wishes he'd had. Believing your young adult years, your twenties, are filled with choices and decisions that will form the foundation for the rest of your life, the author provides a framework to better understand the choices that will increase your chances of discovering who you are and finding enduring happiness and satisfaction.