In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, he moved to LA aged eleven to live with his father Blackie, purveyor of pills, pot, and cocaine to the Hollywood elite. After a brief child-acting career, Kiedis dropped out of U.C.L.A. and plunged headfirst into the demimonde of the L.A. underground music scene. He formed the band with three schoolfriends - and found his life's purpose. Crisscrossing the country, the Chili Peppers were musical innovators and influenced a whole generation of musicians. But there's a price to pay for both success and excess and in SCAR TISSUE, Kiedis writes candidly of the overdose death of his soul mate and band mate, Hillel Slovak, and his own ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs. SCAR TISSUE far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption.
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The management of scar tissue is a huge and growing problem for massage and other manual therapists. Research has showed that appropriate massage treatment can have significant results both physically and psychologically. This practical manual tells the therapist what to do (and what not to do) in the management of patients with traumatic scars.
It's all about scars and what they mean. Old myths made new. Poems for those who've passed. Tales of the lost and found. Rarely seen stories, reprinted. Brand new stories - in new places and familiar words. Scar Tissue and other stories. Holmes ♥ Watson Ravenfall Kitty and Cadaver The Vampires of Melbourne Holmes + Watson
Brady Coyne is an attorney with a select clientele and a small practice - he handles mostly the boring paperwork such as deeds, wills, and divorces and leaves the more exciting aspects of the legal profession to others. A call from Jacob Gold, an old friend and client, on a cold February day, however, shatters the slow pace of Brady's life. Gold's fifteen year old son Brian and Brian's girlfriend Jenny were involved in a tragic accident. Their car went off the road and into a river - Jenny was DOA and Brian is missing, his body probably swept away by the river's current. With the parents paralyzed by grief, Brady - divorced with two sons of his own - agrees to help as much as he can. But what seems a simple, if tragic, situation quickly becomes complicated. The accident scene makes no sense to Brady, the police chief of this quiet, middle class Boston suburb seems particularly eager to be rid of Brady and then Jacob Gold moves out of his home and disappears. For the sake of his friends and clients, and for their child, Brady must now find out the truth that lurks behind this tragedy - before yet another innocent life is lost.
Hard to imagine that no one counts, that only things endure. Unlike the seasons, our shirts don't shed, Whatever we see does not see us, however hard we look, The rain in its silver earrings against the oak trunks, The rain in its second skin. --from "Scar Tissue II" In his new collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright investigates the tenuous relationship between description and actuality--"thing is not an image"--but also reaffirms the project of attempting to describe, to capture the natural world and the beings in it, although he reminds us that landscape is not his subject matter but his technique: that language was always his subject--language and "the ghost of god." And in the dolomites, the clouds, stars, wind, and water that populate these poems, "something un-ordinary persists." Scar Tissue is a groundbreaking work from a poet who "illuminates and exalts the entire astonishing spectrum of existence" (Booklist).
Caffy's a tough but vulnerable young woman, feisty as they come. She works for Paula's Pots, an all-women team of decorators. When one day she sees through a window what all people in their profession dread - a dead body - the lives of the Pots are changed forever.
Ex-Special Forces soldier Alex Abbott escaped the Middle East under a cloud and now lives hand-to-mouth in Singapore. Scraping a living as a gun for hire and estranged from his family, Abbott is haunted by ghosts of the past, drinking to dull the pain. Life's tough, but there is one upside - at least he's not in Baghdad. That's about to change. When a job goes badly wrong, Abbott's in hot water. Next he learns that his military son, Nathan, is missing in Iraq. Knowing something is wrong, needing to find his son and desperate for redemption, Abbott has no choice but to go back. Returning to Baghdad, Abbott renews old acquaintances and begins his search for Nathan. The body count rises as old wounds open and he struggles to confront his demons, self-medicating the only way he knows how. But when one of his old crew turns up dead in mysterious circumstances and the link with Nathan is clear, Abbott begins to suspect a trap. But who is the hunter? And who is the hunted?
This is a moving collection of first-person stories by young women speaking candidly and bravely about their lives. When one looks at scar tissue says Nikhat Grewal there is only a vestige of the wound that once was. The healing process has begun and the battle scars are getting lighter. The stories that you read in this book are like scar tissue proof that the healing has begun. These women reveal themselves by sharing not their pain but its aftermath. They are not victims but survivors claiming their space and the right to be who they are. These are women who are proud of their scar tissue.
The author of Blood and Belonging chronicles one woman's descent into Alzheimer's and her sons' painful witness to the tragedy, which is enhanced by their careers in philosophy and neurology and by strengthened family bonds.
EVERYONE PAYS FOR THEIR MISTAKES. SOME PAY MORE THAN OTHERS. Underground private investigator, Finn Harding, returns in this fast-paced, gripping crime thriller. When Finn discovers an acquaintance, Dr. Daryl Jennings, is entangled in a fentanyl smuggling operation, he negotiates a deal with the head of an Indianapolis criminal organization to earn the doctor's freedom. But freedom doesn't come cheap. To fulfill his obligation, Finn must locate an anonymous criminal banker who skipped town with $5 million of the organization's money. But how do you find a man with no name, no identity, and no known location? In his toughest case yet, Finn must rely on his skill, cunning, and an unlikely connection from his past to find the banker and the cash before Dr. Jennings' time runs out. Along the way Finn discovers that loyalties run deep, everyone has secrets, and some mistakes can never be forgiven. SCAR TISSUE is the follow-up to Conger's award-winning debut novel, THE SHADOW BROKER.
his streamlined text combines a reader friendly style and easy access organisation to promote comprehension and retention of pathophysiologic concepts. Using bulleted lists, illustrations, and case studies, this practical resource first explains normal physiology to provide a firm basis for understanding of pathophysiology. End of unit case studies put key pathophysiologic concepts to work in real-world practice. Numerous illustrations and tables complement the text, and a useful glossary familiarises readers with essential terms
Poetry. Memoir. Latino/Latina Studies. In SCAR TISSUE, Gustavo Perez Firmat's most revealing and courageous book to date, the widely acclaimed author tells his story of enduring illness and loss between two cultures. More than a recovery journal, this collection of poetry and prose is a reflection on the resources for healing and renewal available to those whose lives are divided between countries, cultures, and languages.