My Mother The Bearded Lady

My Mother  The Bearded Lady

My late mother was a very special sort of person. Not only was she a fine mother to me, but also, more unusually, a circus performer and worked for most of the time that I knew her as “Brigid, the Bearded Lady”. So bearded was she that ...

Author: Miles Kington

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783526529

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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A journalist, columnist, humorist and musician, Miles Kington began his writing career at Punch, where he created Franglais, a hugely popular fictional language, before going on to write a daily column for The Times, followed by the Independent. He wrote over thirty thousand newspaper columns in his lifetime, as well as contributing to countless magazines and other publications. When he died in 2008, he left behind an enormous archive of correspondence. Effortlessly funny and entertaining, this collection is full of Kington’s inimitable style. He had kept copies of every letter he had sent or received for the best part of fifty years, letters to and from the great and the good of the arts – Terry Jones, Melvyn Bragg, Joanna Lumley, John Cleese, Andre Previn, Philip Larkin, Alan Coren, Kenneth Williams, and many more. My Mother, The Bearded Lady is a selection of these captivating letters, chosen and edited by his wife, Caroline Kington.
Categories: Humor

The Bearded Lady Project

The Bearded Lady Project

The Bearded Lady Project is about challenging the negative stereotypes in science, but its foundations are friendship, love, and support. It thrives on women supporting women: on a mother believing in her daughter and a friend fighting ...

Author: Lexi Jamieson Marsh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231552462

Category: Science

Page: 209

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During a discussion of how women are treated in traditionally male-dominated fields, paleobotanist Ellen Currano lamented to filmmaker Lexi Jamieson Marsh that, as the only young and female faculty member in her department, she was not taken seriously by her colleagues. If only she had the right amount of facial hair, she joked, maybe they would recognize her expertise. The next morning, she saw a message from Lexi saying: Let’s do this. Let’s get beards. That simple remark was the beginning of the Bearded Lady Project. Challenging persistent gender biases in the sciences, the project puts the spotlight on underrepresented geoscientists in the field and in the lab. This book pairs portraits of the scientists after donning fake beards with personal essays in which they tell their stories. The beautiful photography by Kesley Vance and Draper White—shot with a vintage large-format camera and often in the field, in deserts, mountains, badlands, and mudflats—recalls the early days of paleontological expeditions more than a century ago. With just a simple prop, fake facial hair, the pictures dismantle the stereotype of the burly, bearded white man that has dominated ideas of field scientists for far too long. Using a healthy dose of humor, The Bearded Lady Project celebrates the achievements of the women who study the history of life on Earth, revealing the obstacles they’ve faced because of their gender as well as how they push back.
Categories: Science

Schizophrenia the Bearded Lady Disease Volume Two

Schizophrenia  the Bearded Lady Disease Volume Two

I have already described Betty's mother as an ambitious woman preoccupied with social activities, a type of mother I call the "busy, society-conscious woman." Dora grew up without a mother and received indifferent care.

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Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449071998

Category: Psychology

Page: 740

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Man has long searched for the cause and meaning of mental illness. This second book continues in an attempt to answer those questions. The author/compiler has spent 47 years investigating these problems and his conclusion is that severe unconscious bisexual conflict and confusion lie at the root of all mental illness, as difficult to comprehend as this idea may be. The book itself consists of 773 quotations, from a variety of sources, all of which point to the unshakable truth of this hypothesis. This is a fixed law of nature, unassailable and constantly operative in every case. No other species but man is afflicted with mental illness because no other species has either the intellectual power to repress their sexual feelings nor the motivation to do so. The disease we call schizophrenia is but an arbitrary name, which is used to designate the end-stage of a process beginning with a slight neurosis. The more severe the bisexual conflict and confusion in the individual, the more severe the degree of the mental illness which is experienced. Several other investigators in the past have reached this same conclusion, but unfortunately their wisdom went largely unheeded. Hopefully this book will remedy that ill-advised neglect.
Categories: Psychology

Carnival

Carnival

Except for a tall Arab,hesaid, who comes at theend of the month, rentsa roomfor the night,andsits onthe ledge ofthe window and smokes. THE BEARDED LADY WHEN MY MOTHER wokeup, that day myfather left, and didn't see the camel and its ...

Author: Rawi Hage

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241964897

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Carnival is a new novel from IMPAC Literary Award winner Rawi Hage. WINNER OF THE PARAGRAPHE HUGH MACLENNAN PRIZE FOR FICTION There are two types of taxi driver in the Carnival city - the spiders and the flies. The spiders sit and stew in their cars, waiting for the calls to come to them. But the flies are wanderers - they roam the streets, looking for the raised flags of hands. Fly is a wanderer and from the seat of his taxi we see the world in all of its carnivalesque beauty and ugliness. We meet criminals, prostitutes, madmen, magicians, and clowns of many kinds. We meet ordinary people going to extraordinary places, and revolutionaries just trying to find something to eat. With all of the beauty, truth, rage, and peripatetic storytelling that have made his first two novels international publishing sensations, Carnival gives us Rawi Hage at his searing best. By turns outrageous, hilarious, sorrowful, and stirring, Carnival is a tour de force that will make all of life's passengers squirm in their comfortable, complacent backseats. Praise for Rawi Hage: 'A large and unsettling talent' Guardian 'Searing, affecting, misanthropic. I'm not from Lebanon and I don't live in Canada, but Cockroach managed to take me to where I come from and where I live now more powerfully than anything I've read in a long while' Mohsin Hamid 'The best novel I read this year was Rawi Hage's Cockroach. A dark book, narrated with verve and brilliance. It made me jump for joy' Colm Tóibín, Guardian Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war during the 1970s and 1980s. He emigrated to Canada in 1992 and now lives in Montreal. His first novel, De Niro's Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for the best English-language book published anywhere in the world in a given year, and has either won or been shortlisted for seven other major awards and prizes. Cockroach was the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Categories: Fiction

A Mother s Wish

A Mother s Wish

bearded lady. Much to Effie's astonishment, Leah greeted her friend with a smacking kiss on the lips, and, hooking an arm around Zilla's ample shoulders, she proudly introduced her. This here is my pal, Zilla.

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409099093

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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A MOVING, HEARTFELT AND FAMILY DRIVEN SAGA SET IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY LONDON FROM THE BESTSELLING SAGA AUTHOR Effie Grey has fallen on hard times since the death of her husband. Forced to live on a narrowboat owned by her tyrannical father-in-law, Jacob, Effie must put aside her own despair in order to protect her brother, Tom, and her young son, Georgie. Life becomes even more unbearable when Jacob hires the villainous Salter and his vile wife Sal to run the barge. When Tom is sent away without a penny, Effie is forced to make a choice to protect her family. Driven by desperation, Effie steals Jacob’s hidden cache of money and flees with her son in search of Tom. No matter what, she will make a home for little Georgie and keep him safe from harm.
Categories: Fiction

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

The Bearded Lady Disease J. Michael Mahoney. 631 632 in a female body for the lesbian, and a female mind in a male body for the homosexual man. In a smarmy matriarchy of togetherness it is hard to get a sanction to hate one's mother; ...

Author: J. Michael Mahoney

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467063029

Category: Psychology

Page: 854

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Man has long searched for the cause and meaning of mental illness. This book, which is a combination of the author s earlier books (Volumes One and Two) continues in his attempt to answer those questions. The author/compiler has spent 47 years investigating these problems and his conclusion is that severe unconscious bisexual conflict and confusion lie at the root of all mental illness, as difficult to comprehend as this idea may be. The book itself consists of 790 quotations, from a variety of sources, all of which point to the unshakable truth of this hypothesis. This is a fixed law of nature, unassailable and constantly operative in every case. No other species but man is afflicted with mental illness because no other species has either the intellectual power to repress their sexual feelings nor the motivation to do so. The disease we call schizophrenia is but an arbitrary name, which is used to designate the end-stage of a process beginning with a slight neurosis. The more severe the bisexual conflict and confusion in the individual, the more severe the degree of the mental illness which is experienced. Several other investigators in the past have reached this same conclusion, but unfortunately their wisdom went largely unheeded. Hopefully this book will remedy that ill-advised neglect."
Categories: Psychology

Bearded Women

Bearded Women

The flaps were loose and full, but if I lifted my arms more than a foot above my head I felt a pull at my side. When I was little the doctors and my father wanted to cut the flaps off, but my mother didn't let them.

Author: Teresa Milbrodt

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 9781927469026

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Welcome to the contemporary Freak Show. A woman trying to have a child has a parasitic twin, an extra lower torso, and set of legs named Bianca—should she have "Bianca's Body" removed to improve her chances at conception? A bearded lady considers coming out of the closet about her hirsute nature, while carrying on a battle of wills with an overeating patron in "Mr. Chicken." A woman with four ears gets a chance to make extra money as the mascot of a tattoo parlour, and encounters a middle-aged, cookie-baking stalker who believes she is a sign that the end of the world is nigh. Meet the "freaks"—they're mothers, wives, and lovers: all of them trying negotiate a world that is quicker to stare than sympathize.
Categories: Fiction

Schizophrenia the Bearded Lady Disease Volume One

Schizophrenia  the Bearded Lady Disease Volume One

During the next session the patient talked about her mother as a murderess from Russia who had killed many people. She herself was also a murderer. She said she was very clever and I was stupid and emptyheaded.

Author: J. Michael Mahoney

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463445096

Category: Social Science

Page: 700

View: 878

Man has long searched for the cause and meaning of mental illness. This book attempts to answer those questions. The author/compiler has spent 47 years investigating these problems and his conclusion is that severe unconscious bisexual conflict and confusion lie at the root of all mental illness, as difficult to comprehend as this idea may be. The book itself consists of 639 quotations, from a variety of sources, all of which point to the unshakable truth of this hypothesis. This is a fixed law of nature, unassailable and constantly operative in every case. No other species but man is afflicted with mental illness because no other species has either the intellectual power to repress their sexual feelings nor the motivation to do so. The disease we call schizophrenia is but an arbitrary name, which is used to designate the end-stage of a process beginning with a slight neurosis. The more severe the bisexual conflict and confusion in the individual, the more severe the degree of the mental illness which is experienced. Several other investigators in the past have reached this same conclusion, but unfortunately their wisdom went largely unheeded. Hopefully this book will remedy that ill-advised neglect.
Categories: Social Science

The Unswept Room

The Unswept Room

I think I had almost given up on being a girl, on trying to grow up to be a woman like my mother, I wanted to get disadopted and go home to be the baby with the calf's head, home to my birth mother the bearded lady, my father the sword ...

Author: Sharon Olds

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407053066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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The Unswept Room is a dazzling collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and rhythm, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humour. From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical and emotional sensations seldom confronted in poetry. These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imaginations with unexpected word play, sprung rhythms and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection.
Categories: Literary Criticism