Hello Beautiful

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A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of stories from a dramatic life radiate with the great warmth and humour that has made Hannie one of the best-known playwrights in the country. From a childhood in Brighton to a urinary tract infection in Spain, from a body buried under the house to a play on a tram, Hello, Beautiful! captures a life behind the scenes - a life of tender moments, hilarious encounters and, inevitably, drama. Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her works - including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance and Life After George - have been performed around Australia and internationally. She has been awarded two Australian Writers' Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier's Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Her play Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Hannie lives in Melbourne. ‘So beautifully written, so funny, so insightful and so obviously written by a warm and appealing human being.’ David Williamson ‘Smart, witty, warm, self effacing and hilarious. Each chapter is a shining gem—a passionate view, a formative experience, a mortifying anecdote. Hannie Rayson’s insight, honesty and ear for dialogue as one of Australia’s foremost playwrights is beyond dispute. Here she turns her talents to memoir and those closest to her with results so disarming and entertaining I didn’t want it to end.’ Kat Stewart ‘Hannie paints with vivid colours. Her development as a writer and a woman is richly portrayed, with all the shades of intense feeling and emotion that her dramatic characters share spilling from the page in a riot of evocative memories. Hello, Beautiful! is as nourishing and delicious as home-made soup.’ Noni Hazlehurst ‘Hannie’s writing shows the extraordinary truth of ordinary life—that it is, in fact, anything but ordinary. I was glued to this delightful book.’ Sigrid Thornton ‘Think of this as bottled sunshine....her anecdotes about family, friends and the community she belongs to, are told with perfect comic timing and one of the most acute ears in the business for dialogue.’ Caroline Baum, Booktopia Buzz ‘This is a book that welcomes readers generously into its author’s secure and stimulating private world – and makes us wish, as we reluctantly close the final chapter, that we could be there for real.’ Adelaide Advertiser ‘A book of beautifully crafted, free-flowing vignettes that illuminates with warmth and humour.‘ Australian ‘Every chapter tickles.’ Country Living ‘Rayson’s vignettes are perfectly constructed and she is a virtuoso of self-deprecating humour.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘With her cooly curious eye and facility for dialogue, Rayson has chronicled key moments in the nation’s social history...Hello, Beautiful! is a scrapbook of Rayson’s family foibles, thoughts and simple dreams.’ Big Issue ‘It was a pleasure to read such a refreshing take on the genre of memoir, written with skill, warmth and optimism. Like every good theatrical experience, you are left wanting more.’ Good Reading ‘Beautifully structured and articulated, not to mention hilarious....Rayson reels you in with her storytelling.’ Australian Book Review ‘An easy, entertaining read, written in a chatty, friendly, open style.’ Starts at Sixty

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Hannie Rayson
Publisher : Text Publishing
Release : 2015-02-25
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781925095128


Hello Beautiful

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"When we come to it We must confess that we are the possible We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world That is when, and only when We come to it." Maya Angelou More than 2 BILLION people or almost one-third of the world's population is obese or overweight. Obesity-related health care expenses, weight-loss products, diet programs and surgeries, all touting to be the Holy Grail to achieve "everlasting thinness" cost Americans over $200 BILLION annually. What is it going to take before "we come to it?" Serving the reader with statistics, extensive research and her own poignant inner conflict as a person with an eating disorder, Victoria's authentic voice is heard throughout every page of "Hello, Beautiful." As she shares her struggles and triumphs to liberate herself and others from yo-yo dieting and weighty thoughts, she offers supportive self-love breaks containing soul-stirring exercises and powerful questions, inviting the reader to become an active participant in their own healing and transformation. The author's calling to chronicle her life-long addiction is a manifesto of one woman's desire to arouse and awaken that all-knowing, vital link reminding us our bodies' house our spirits while here on earth. Victoria writes: "Our spirits are the fertile soil from which seeds of truth are planted. From these seeds, sprout supreme realities that heal and transform those parts of us that have been wounded, neglected and misunderstood. We are spiritual beings filled with infinite love, mirroring all that is true, good and beautiful about ourselves.""Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other."Paulo Coelho"Victoria's rare expertise, built on years of personal experience, teaching, and an undeniable capacity for love, takes the reader on an inner journey of self-transformation. In her book, "Hello Beautiful," she is a master story teller in the way she weaves her own story, along with those she has helped overcome their own eating disorders. Written in a workbook style format that offers real tools and practical steps for healing, Victoria empowers the reader to love themselves completely so that they can truly love others with a healed heart." Sandy PeckinpahAward-Winning Author & Radio Show HostHow to Survive the Worst that Can Happen Victoria Feldman's first book, endorsed by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross "This is Not Goodbye...It's Halo," is a poetic tale that opens the way to Angelic encounters so we may overcome our fear of death and dying. In Hello, Beautiful, Victoria's tenderness on the subject matter of obesity and overweight reaffirms that God created us as perfect masterpieces of divine love. Visit the author at victoriafeldman.com

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Victoria Feldman
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2014-09-18
File : 147 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781452517629


Hello Beautiful Your Pain Was Not In Vain

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At twenty-five years old, Takiya received a mandate by God that would forever change her life. All her life, she walked around in brokenness and pity. She was a victim to her circumstance until she realized that she was more than a conqueror. Takiya realized that she could either be pitiful or powerful. So full faith, she began to heal a part of her that was the most painful area of her childhood. God turned her tragedy into triumph, her mourning into joy. He wiped away her tears and said, "Hello, beautiful. Your pain is not in vain." Tempted to give in to the enemy, she was riddled with shame until her Father showed up and reminded her that He did not call her to a life of condemnation. God has called you to be powerful. He did not call you to a life of pity. It is time you stop speaking the lies of the enemy and start speaking what God says about you: He says you are beautiful. If you will change your mind, God will change your life.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Takiya Arevalo
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2021-04-27
File : 40 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781098079932


Hello Beautiful Oprah S Book Club

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the author of Dear Edward comes a “powerfully affecting” (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? “Another tender tearjerker . . . Napolitano chronicles life’s highs and lows with aching precision.”—The Washington Post ONE OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Washington Post, Time, Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Post, She Reads, Bookreporter William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos. But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most? An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ann Napolitano
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2023-03-14
File : 401 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780593243749


Hello Beautiful

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Imagine if all the energy you've been spending hiding your true feelings, wishing away or trying to forget your past, or change the you that you think isn't good enough was suddenly redirected to liberate, support, and guide you to a sense of peace for what is, excitement for the future, and love and appreciation for the miracle that is you. You possess an immense amount of strength and power. There's nothing you need to do to build it up or acquire it. It's already within you. All you need is to understand how to use it in a way that supports you, your wishes and the beautiful life yet lived that you know deep down inside is why you're here.

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Author : Keryl Pesce
Publisher : Little Pink Press
Release : 2018-11-15
File : 140 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1732949409


Hello Beautiful

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Twelve chapters brimming with exciting solutions to your personal beauty dilemmas as well as hundreds of great ways to add a little pizzazz to your beauty routine. Topics include: makeup, skincare, hair, nails, body, bath, quick fixes, beauty foods and vitamins, agelessness, and much, much more! Book jacket.

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Genre : Beauty culture
Author : Susie Galvez
Publisher :
Release : 2003
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1840724439


Hello Gorgeous

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“Masterful . . . Many books have been written about Streisand but few, if any, put readers as close to the subject as Mann does” (Miami Herald). A legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker with multiple Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and even two Peabody awards to her name, Barbara Streisand is a talent like no other. In Hello, Gorgeous, celebrity biographer William J. Mann profiles the Brooklyn-born talent, focusing on her early years, honing her persona at Greenwich Village nightclubs like the Blue Angel and the Bon Soir. Streisand lost her father at an early age and had a rocky relationship with her mother, but her natural abilities and supernatural chutzpah soon earned her the role of a lifetime: a starring role as Fanny Brice in the Broadway musical, Funny Girl. In lush detail, Mann chronicles Streisand’s dizzying ascent from an unknown dreamer into one of the world’s most beloved superstars. “Mann’s meticulous research and insightful analysis go deeper than any previous biography: shedding light on the formative years that shaped Streisand’s persona, debunking some myths . . . and providing a cultural snapshot of the wild and free-spirited era in which Streisand blossomed.” —USA Today

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : William J. Mann
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2012-10-09
File : 605 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780547905860


Hello Beauty Full

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Are you believing the great lie that God does not, maybe even could not, love you? The real you? Women struggle under the ongoing weight of “not-enough-ness.” Not attractive enough. Not smart enough. Not fit enough. Not creative enough. Not good enough. Not sexy enough. Not strong enough. Not whole enough. Not womanly enough. And therefore, not beautiful. We are broken and ashamed to be so. In our eyes, brokenness makes us unlovable and unusable. But in his Word, God is clear that he sees us the way we already are in Christ: deeply loved and abundantly influential. Yet we hang back, believing instead the toxic not-enough labels. Hello, Beauty Full explodes the shame-based mythology of our “not-enough-ness.” Instead of believing the hiss of the enemy, women are encouraged to see their beauty the way God does. Chapters include: Voice Lessons: Beauty in Your Unique Personality Valuable Vessels: Beauty in Your Physical Body A Womb of Your Own: Beauty in Your Creative Purpose Scar Stories: Beauty in Your Painful Story Have Your Sway: Beauty in Your Influential Legacy Challenged to not settle for emptiness when Jesus came to give life to the full, women will find the freedom they need to accept their identities when they not only hear but embrace God's heavenly message: "Hello, Beauty Full!"

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Genre : Religion
Author : Elisa Morgan
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2015-09-29
File : 234 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780718034139


Backyard Animals

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"Describes 12 backyard animals and features a large photograph of each animal presented. Includes information on each animal's habitat or place of origin, size, and diet"--

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Genre : Garden animals
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Publisher : World Book
Release : 2018-08
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 0716635682


Hello Beautiful Oprah S Book Club

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the author of Dear Edward comes a “powerfully affecting” (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? “Another tender tearjerker . . . Napolitano chronicles life’s highs and lows with aching precision.”—The Washington Post ONE OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Washington Post, Time, Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Post, She Reads, Bookreporter William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos. But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most? An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ann Napolitano
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2023-03-14
File : 401 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780593243732