Marianna Bolton, a 28-year-old, married physical trainer and actor, discovers her biological father when she appears in a documentary film focusing on adults who are seeking to find their birth parents.
Harry Moreland, an idealistic, sensitive, promising filmmaker with a social conscience, finds his hopes and dreams shattered as he gradually becomes embedded in the high life of drugs, alcohol, and living in the fast lane.
Follows the lives of identical twin brothers, Brian and Alan, as they learn to survive their abusive upbringing by identifying with fictional conmen, imitating behaviors of gangsters and secret agents, to become the bad-ass boys in black.
George has been playing poker with the same four men for over thirty years, but it takes six months for him to tell them about his divorce. The men, all in their 70s, realize that in all the years they have been playing cards together, they have not learned much about one another and spent little time in their weekly poker game talking about anything meaningful.
A shy, asthmatic 12-year old boy is sent to summer camp where he discovers that he has the ability to communicate telepathically with a beaten down plow horse whereupon his life dramatically changes forever.
The life long friendship of four men is threatened by a seductress wife of a new friend tied up in intrigues beyond anything these four have ever experienced. Seduction, drug cartels, murder and the importance of friendship are all tied up in this psychological thriller.
Set in the context of a search for a serial killer, a streetwise psychologist with a social conscience – Dr. David Edminson – treats denizens of the night in his van on the streets of LA’s skid row between the hours of 9 PM and 5 AM.
Dolores MIller was an elementary school teacher and Lawrence was a charismatic high school music teacher, but their idyllic life is suddenly disrupted when several high school girls accused Lawrence of making inappropriate sexual advances toward them and he is accused of being a sexual predator.
Rather than defining oneself by titles, wealth, possessions, acquisitions, and other things, this model requires a look inside of ourselves to discover who we really are. It creates an empowering model that places individuals in control of their life, their personal value and their happiness.
This book is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the adolescent experience. It was written in collaboration with undergraduate students at UCLA. Dr. Dreyfus provided the theoretical and structural aspects of the book while the students provided the experiential aspects.
The essays in this book are will help empower you to deal more effectively with the complexities and challenges of contemporary living. While you do not have control over the hand that you are dealt, you do have control over how you play the hand.
Young people must look within themselves for meaning and purpose. With new technologies and changes in social structure, we see teens trying to make certainty in an uncertain world. This book can help students learn to keep up with a constantly changing world.
Finding romance requires a plan of action. Your perfect partner is not going to materialize out of thin air and appear in your living room. This book provides a step-by-step plan for finding your special someone.