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Miss America by Day

Miss America by Day
Author : Marilyn Van Derbur
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2003-01-01
Category : Adult child sexual abuse victims
Total pages :561
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Former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur was 53 years old when she was able to speak publicly the words "I am an incest survivor." It was as important step in her recovery and it brought the ugliness of incest out into the open for millions of others. The devastation and shame of incest, which Van Derbur repressed for many years, stayed with her through adulthood. Here, she shares the wisdom and knowledge she has gained through the personal experiences of herself and others, and tells how children can be protected.

Miss America by Day

Miss America by Day
Author : Marilyn Van Derbur
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2004
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :561
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Marilyn describes in detail, her courageous search for healing from sexual abuse/rape as a child

Miss America by Day

Miss America by Day
Author : Marilyn Van Derbur
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2003-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :546
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Won the prestigious Writer's Digest award. 1,900 books entered the national competition, Miss America by Day won first place in the "Most Inspirational Book" category. In this award winning book, former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur, describes, in detail, her healing process after 13 years of incest. "I wrote the book, not because I want someone to learn more about me but so readers can learn more about themselves. And so that loved ones can better understand the brutal recovery process and never again say, "just get over it." The pain ends, I promise . . . IF you do the 'work' of healing. A loving, long-term relationship and grounded well, adjusted children await you. A judge for the Writers Digest book competition wrote: "Seldom as a judge have I wanted to read the entire book but I devoured every word of this riveting story... Told with stark honesty and vivid details that were so important in ridding herself of the pain, torment and shame..." Anyone who knew Marilyn Van Derbur as a child and young adult believed she had it all -- a loving family, a beautiful home, an active social life. But beneath the surface, Van Derbur was a troubled young woman who lived through horrific panic attacks and excruciating physical pain every day of her adult life. Starting when she was just a child of five, she was sexually abused by her father until she turned 18. Van Derbur uses the term "incested," eschewing the more vanilla terms of "molestation" or "abuse." As a student and young adult, Van Derbur was an overachiever with an unconscious need to stay very busy. She realizes now this was a coping mechanism to keep her two worlds separated-the "night child" who suffered at the hands of her father and the "day child" who was happy and outgoing. After being named valedictorian of her high school class, she went on to college. Persuaded to enter a local beauty pageant, she ultimately was crowned Miss America. Ignoring the sheer terror she felt at the prospect of speaking in front of others, Van Derbur went on to become a highly successful motivational speaker. She writes of her endless need to be respected by others, all the while believing that if others really knew who she was, they would hate her and look at her with disdain and disgust. The perfectly poised mask she showed the outside world was a far cry from the tortured, panic-stricken, anxious woman within. The shame she felt within was a constant in her life, reminding her that she was "unworthy." When a newspaper reporter learned of her story, Van Derbur's private shame became front-page news. Then she landed on the cover of People magazine. Soon incest survivors from around the country were reaching out to her, desperate to tell someone what had happened to them. It became instantly clear that her new role in life was to help others who had suffered incest and to help teach everyone how to make sure their children are safe from predators.

Looking for Miss America

Looking for Miss America
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : Catapult
Release Date : 2020-08-04
Category : History
Total pages :320
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From an author praised for writing “delicious social history” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals—and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress Looking for Miss America is a fast–paced narrative history of a curious and contradictory institution. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change—the post–suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever–changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations. Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Margot Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Being Miss America

Being Miss America
Author : Kate Shindle
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release Date : 2014-09-01
Category : Social Science
Total pages :248
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Recounts the author's experiences as Miss America 1998, providing a history of the pageant and profiling other former winners.

Miss America

Miss America
Author : Howard Stern
Publisher : It Books
Release Date : 2010-08-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :496
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Now with more than forty pictures of naked breasts, Howard Stern's Miss America offers remarkable revelations about: Howard's secret meeting with Michael Jackson! The Stern family pact with Adolf Hitler! Howard's never-before-revealed mental illness! With chapters on Howard's ongoing battle with the FCC and his legendary campaign for governor of the state of New York, Miss America covers some of the greatest news stories of recent history—from the Atlantic City penis sandwich to an exclusive with Jackie O's embalming-fluid delivery boy and of course, Philadelphia's own fecal-obsessed Uncle Ed.

Miss America, 1945

Miss America, 1945
Author : Susan Dworkin
Publisher : Newmarket Press
Release Date : 1999-12-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :272
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Part biography, part cultural history, this book evokes America in the thirties and forties while revealing the story of a poor Jewish girl from the Bronx and her encounter with prize and prejudice after becoming Miss America.

Bye Bye, Miss American Empire

Bye Bye, Miss American Empire
Author : Bill Kauffman
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date : 2010-07-10
Category : Political Science
Total pages :336
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It's been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner of motives want to form new states-and even new nations. So, just what's happening out there? The American Empire is dying, says Bill Kauffman in this incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession-the next radical idea poised to enter mainstream discourse. And those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conservatives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who-from movement to movement-may share few political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large, and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles. Bye Bye, Miss American Empire traces the historical roots of the secessionist spirit, and introduces us to the often radical, sometimes quixotic, and highly charged movements that want to decentralize and re-localize power. During the George W. Bush administration, frustrated liberals talked secession back to within hailing distance of the margins of national debate, a place it had not occupied since 1861. Now, secessionist voices on the left and right and everywhere in between are amplifying. Writes Kauffman, "The noise is the sweet hum of revolution, of subjects learning how to be citizens, of people shaking off . . . their Wall Street and Pentagon overlords and taking charge of their lives once more." Engaging, illuminating, even sometimes troubling, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire is a must-read for those taking the pulse of the nation.

How to Rise Above Abuse

How to Rise Above Abuse
Author : June Hunt
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
Release Date : 2010-09-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :432
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With nearly 150,000 books sold, Christian counselor June Hunt has fast become a favorite for readers seeking biblical counsel for their problems. In How to Rise Above Abuse, June offers compassionate, practical guidance for the tough issues of verbal and emotional abuse, spouse abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape recovery, victimization, and spiritual abuse. Readers will learn the definitions, characteristics, and causes that, once understood, empower them to take steps toward lasting solutions. They’ll find out how to... identify and deal with unresolved anger, grief, or pain rely on Christ for strength when they have none forgive their offender and help other victims regain confidence, hope, and peace for the future place complete trust in God at all times Only the Lord Jesus Christ can heal broken hearts. This book for counselors and counselees will show how those who are hurting can yield to His care.

The Night She Won Miss America

The Night She Won Miss America
Author : Michael Callahan
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release Date : 2018-04-24
Category : Fiction
Total pages :352
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A young woman is swept up in the glamour and excitement of chasing the title of Miss America 1950--only to vanish the night she wins.

Miss America

Miss America
Author : Catherine Wagner
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2001
Category : Poetry
Total pages :68
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Catherine Wagner's Miss America makes poetry of contemporary erudition and confession out of a new sort of baroque plain speech. Wagner's roving eye and ear take into consideration all the offerings of our world- magazines, breakfast, ghosts- and find brilliant encryptions of human physical reality in perfect words. Nothing is too far away or too close to warrant reaction: Good Housekeeping, Edmund Spenser, mayonnaise, boobs, death; all compose Wagner's vernacular of music and knowledge, a kind of thinking out loud that translates into a witty, vertiginous awareness.

Sweet Valley Confidential

Sweet Valley Confidential
Author : Francine Pascal
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Date : 2011-03-29
Category : Fiction
Total pages :304
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A New York Times Best Seller! Now with this striking new adult novel from author and creator Francine Pascal, millions of devoted fans can finally return to the idyllic Sweet Valley, home of the phenomenally successful book series and franchise. Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal, and sisterhood. WANT MORE SWEET VALLEY RIGHT NOW?? Become a fan of Sweet Valley Confidential on Facebook or Twitter.

The Miss America Cookbook

The Miss America Cookbook
Author : Ann-Marie Bivans
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1995
Category : Cooking
Total pages :256
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Presents a collection of hundreds of contestants' favorite recipes, as well as behind-the-scenes information from seventy-five years of the Miss America pageant

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author : John Hersey
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2020-06-23
Category : History
Total pages :208
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Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Sharlene Wells, Miss America

Sharlene Wells, Miss America
Author : Sheri L. Dew
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1985
Category : Beauty contestants
Total pages :186
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"Paints a picture of the total Sharlene-of a young lady who set her sights on the stars and became an American dream come true." -- dust jacket.