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Bodrum to Discover
Bodrum to Discover
by Thomas Kutzli Rating: 0.0

Ein Tagebuch

Fly With Me; A True Story of Healing from Multiple Sclerosis
Fly With Me; A True Story of Healing from Multiple Sclerosis
by Helen Phillips Rating: 0.0

About the Book

Multiple Sclerosis is an incurable disease and is becoming more and more prevalent. This true story of God healing from multiple sclerosis will give other sufferers the faith, hope, and tools to go to God for their healing.

“Helen's painful testimony is written in a gripping style. You don't want to put this down once you start. As you read you feel as if you want to go to the last chapter to see whether it all ends well. For anyone who is sick and trusting God for a miraculous healing this is a must read.” Pastor John Thomas. Baptist Union.

This story is about God helping in all circumstances, not only sickness and paralysis, but also war, death, divorce and financial problems and will inspire people to trust Him for help in all their trials.

This true story gives the means and methods God showed an ordinary woman in the ups and downs of her life, until victory was finally obtained. This is not about a perfect person but a fallible human being making mistakes and struggling in faith against steep odds.

As readers ‘fly with her’ they will be able to embrace the lessons God taught her and obtain victory in their own lives.

A Great Run
A Great Run
by Jerry Pickholz Rating: 0.0

This is a HARDCOVER book, not a paperback. This is also Jerry’s story about being born in 1932, into a family of very modest means, living in Brooklyn during the depths of the Great Depression. His education was with the compliments of the New York City school system from kindergarten through college (CCNY). A three year Naval Officer tour provided him with an eye-opening view of the world beyond the confines of his previous provincial living. With his total sea-going experience gained in a Prospect Park row boat, we find Jerry conning his ship, USS Warrick, through Japan’s infamous Inland Sea, and later, to an anchorage in the dizzying traffic of Tokyo Bay.

Two years after meeting Phyllis at CCNY and less than a year into his the navy tour, at the tender ages of twenty-two and twenty, they marry, and set up a household in the San Francisco Bay area. Jerry alternates between round trips to the Far East and frolicking with Phyllis on the West Coast for the rest of the Navy tour. The return to New York City is disappointingly unremarkable: The reception by family and friends, the first job, and the first apartment.

What then unfolds is an unlikely, circuitous journey of forty-five years, from an ill-advised, entry-level position in public accounting to the upper echelons of advertising agency management, and the answer to the oft-asked question: “How did you get from there to there?”

Switching to a larger accounting firm and ultimately joining their fledgling management consulting group is a water-shed event. The first consulting assignment results in a job offer as a controller. Almost immediately, the positions balloons to include plant management, and then general management.
The company is sold to a conglomerate. Jerry is named president of the company he had been with, and manager of a large but unimpressive segment of the conglomerate. Dissatisfied in time with the conglomerate, his company is repurchased by the former stockholders in partnership with the renowned advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather as the majority owner. The intent of the giant agency is to integrate their acquisition and build a world-wide direct marketing capability. With all the corporate intrigue that may be found in a novel, three major players of the newly combined entity resign. Jerry takes on the role of CEO of the then destabilized Ogilvy Direct. During the next sixteen years, it experiences meteoric global growth, to become the largest direct agency in the world. Digital advertising emerges and finds a home there. Ogilvy is acquired in an unfriendly take-over. Jerry is named Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Ogilvy & Mather. He retires shortly afterwards, soon starts a new advertising venture, and participates in the dot-com frenzy.

Jerry and Phyllis were married in 1954, and have celebrated their fifty-seventh anniversary. Their son, Keith and daughter, Michelle were raised primarily in Chappaqua, a lovely community in Northern Westchester. Keith went to Dartmouth and NYU for a Masters in Digital Communications, spent seven years with Microsoft and continues in E-Marketing. He is married to Barbara Hagmayer and they have a son, Luca, and a daughter, Luna. Michelle graduated from Vanderbilt, had a short but successful career selling advertising time, married Steven Eickelbeck and they have three teen-aged sons, Alexander, and twins, Austin and Willie. Steven is in real estate development and management.

Phyllis and Jerry are long-time residents of both the upper east side of Manhattan and Bridgehampton. They belong to the Gardiner’s Bay Country Club on Shelter Island and work at playing golf.

Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South
Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South
by John Jung Rating: 0.0

This memoir conveys the experiences of our family, the only Chinese people living in Macon, Georgia between 1928 and 1956. It describes our family's isolated existence running a laundry, enduring loneliness as well as racial prejudice for over 20 years, why and how we moved across the continent to live in the San Francisco Chinese community, and how each family member adjusted to the challenges and opportunities of their new lives.

READER PRAISE

Your book is a joy to read. It has a beautiful flow to it and an enriching quality that is easier to feel than it is to describe. Couched in humor, it deals with the painful and serious matter of day-to-day struggles of existence of a couple who came here with hardly anything more than faith in their hearts and steel in their spines.
Krishan Saxena, Kensington, California

Your book is the one that I had promised myself that I would write one day, but you went ahead and wrote it. You did a wonderful job!
Henry Tom, Frederick, Maryland

Thank you for telling your story in such an engaging manner. While your story is personal it is also universal because of its working class foundation laced with layers of Chinese ethnicity, family structure and dynamics, and the specificity of the South.
Flo Oy Wong, Artist, Sunnyvale, California

Enjoyed very much reading your family history revealing a unique experience yet sharing many of the same problems of families in Chinese laundries. Yours is one of the few written accounts of the many family-run laundries in the U. S. Thank you for the careful documentation of this history, which would be otherwise forgotten.
Tunney Lee, Boston, Massachusetts

"Southern Fried Rice" is a well-written and factually documented memoir that gave me insight into the lives of Chinese in the South, especially those living where there were no other Chinese, as you did in Macon. Your move to San Francisco must have been as much of a cultural shock for you as it was for me, an African American moving to the Bay Area from Memphis.
Leatha Ruppert, Cotati, California

"Riveting - couldn't put the book down until it was finished - it mirrored many of my own childhood experiences growing up in New Zealand in the 50s. The Chinese immigrant experience must have been the same the world over."
Helen Wong, Auckland, New Zealand

I appreciated this book, because it has given me a deeper perspective in what it means to be a second generation Chinese American of emigrant parents who operated a Chinese laundry. I understand that all minorities that emigrated to the United States in search of a better life had their struggles with survival and discrimination, this book makes me not only value and respect my parents, but also other immigrant parents who desired their children to be prosperous.
Lou Lan W. Argueta, Carson, Ca.

"I read this book in a week, which is fast for me. I was fascinated in this story of Chinese Americans in the deep south in contrast to my own experiences living in Seattle. There are a lot of similarities but certainly different. This book is scholarly with many sources cited." Tony Chinn

SCHOLAR PRAISE

"Southern Fried Rice tells the overlooked history of Chinese Americans in the Deep South through the author's account of his family's experiences in Georgia running a laundry from the late 1920s through the 1950s. This inside view of an immigrant family who struggled to make a living and to maintain connections with their Chinese heritage and homeland highlights the mutability and complexity of Chinese American identity and the frequently forgotten ethnic and racial diversity of the South."

Krystyn Moon, Assistant Professor of History, Mary Washington University,
Author, Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s.

"A humane and personal reflection on life as a young Chinese American growing up in Macon, Georgia, when Jim Crow segregation still ruled. This memoir has an incisive clarity that shines extra light on the mundane oddities and inhuman logic of everyday life in the South before the Civil Rights era. It provides a sense of what it was to be like to grow up an outsider in a rigid racial system that could not find a place for those who contradicted its premises and offers us a rare glimpse at the fairly common experience of those who found themselves in the impossible spaces of the American racial order, a world that is both thankfully distant and yet hauntingly familiar still."

Henry Yu, Associate Professor of History, UCLA and University of British Columbia, Author, Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America

"Southern Fried Rice demonstrates the fluidity of regional and national identity and is both a construction and deconstruction of "Chinese-ness."...These stories offer much toward confirming and complicating popular notions of what it means to be "American" just as it traces the slippery identity shifts of what it means to be "Chinese" ... a valuable mirror that will help move the history of those who are neither Black nor White towards a more deserving central role in the national and international human story."

Stephanie Y. Evans, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women's Studies, University of Florida Author, "Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History"

"John Jung provides an insightful account of himself and his family in the context of Chinese immigrants who lived in the American South during the 1940s and 1950s. The unique experiences and struggles of his family members serve both to confirm some principles from social science research on Chinese in America as well as to remind us of the importance of individual differences, yielding meaningfulness and substance to issues of culture, race relations, immigration, and identity development. This engaging, candid, and often humorous and heartwarming book is an important contribution not only to the fields of psychology, sociology, and history but also to literature. Social scientists and students alike will find the book immensely fascinating and satisfying."

Stanley Sue. Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis Editor, "Asian American Mental Health: Assessment Theories Methods"

"..rich with historical detail...engaging memoir ...insightful observation"

Barbara Kim, Prof., Asian American Studies Calif. St. Univ., Long Beach

"..fascinating and insightful account of Chinese-American family life...charming and information..."

Paul Rosenblatt, Prof.,Family Social Sciences, University of Minnesota

"..woven with genuine scholarship...masterful bit of storytelling..."

Ronald Gallimore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

"...a unique view of ethnic identity.. fascinating insights...what it means to be Chinese when there is no Chinese community... and the way subsequent experiences in__and out__ of a Chinese community futher shape this process."

Jean Phinney, Cal State Univ, Los Angeles, Author, Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure

"A charming and engrossing self-ethnography. More importantly, John Jung's book enhances the archive on Asians in the South as well as our understanding of how Jim Crow situated the Chinese between `white' and `colored.'"
Leslie Bow, English and Asian American Studies (Director) University of Wisconsin Author "Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women's Literature"

"In Southern Fried Rice, John Jung offers an intriguing and unique perspective on American immigration. Based on his experience as a child in the only Chinese family in Macon, Georgia in the mid-20th century, Jung's story is a fascinating account of the negotiation of personal and ethnic identity in a foreign environment. His narrative highlights many of the features of the larger society, including both government policy and situational practice, that shape the lives of immigrants, both then and now."

Kay Deaux, Distinguished Professor, Psychology, City University of New York Graduate Center, Author, "To Be An Immigrant"

John Jung's delightful book opens a window providing a glimpse into the lives of one family born to Chinese immigrants in a small town in the South in the 1930s and 1940s. Being the only Chinese in town in a segregated society, their lives were certainly not mint julep and magnolias...The author sees his upbringing and that of his siblings, as the challenging task of accommodating two wolds and, being more Chinese than not.
Sylvia Sun Minnick, Author, Samfow, The San Joaquin Chinese Experience

New York in the Fifties
New York in the Fifties
by Greenpoint Press Rating: 0.0

While Allen Ginsberg howled that the best minds of his generation were being destroyed by madness, Wakefield, who lived in the same town, was high on just being there, on making it as a freelance writer if not yet as a novelist, on the camaraderie he found in Greenwich Village, on hanging around with James Baldwin, Vance Bourjaily, Norman Mailer, Seymour Krim, John Gregory Dunne, Gay Talese, William Buckley and other "writer writers" who would later become our eminences grises of letters. Wakefield had fled Indianapolis in 1952 to study at Columbia; yet eight years later, "all scratched out," he would flee New York City--and end up in Boston, permanently. This is his memoir of '50s Manhattan, a charmed, gentle, evocative re-creation of a time when sex was more talked about than done (and when done, was done in secret), a time when psychoanalysis was hailed as the new religion, booze was the soporific, Esquire and the Village Voice the journalistic pacesetters, jazz the music. Then the atmosphere changed: McCarthyism hovered, Timothy Leary came around with the "cure-all elixir" psilocybin, the Beatles landed. Wakefield, whose novels include Home Free , has written his generation's kinder-spirited Moveable Feast , marking his era as a cultural divide.Litterateurs will treasure the book. So will aspirants. --From Publishers Weekly

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