Books That Have Meant a Lot to me

A Listmania! list by Maggie
The list author says: "For 27 years I was an elementary classroom teacher and a middle-school language arts teacher. My interests are writing, reading, and playing piano. I have given poetry readings in the southwest, and have published a book of poetry. My reading interests are poetry, memoir, and non-fiction."
Broken Consciousness: Reflections of an Epileptic
1.  Broken Consciousness: Reflections of an Epileptic by Maggie Mendus
The list author says:
  "The author describes the frustration and fear surrounding epileptic aura and seizure. With strength and courage she writes of the reassurance of recovery. Stark words offer hope to the reader through the 52 poems she presents in this small volume of verse."
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Writing in a Changing World
2.  Writing in a Changing World by Nina Romano
The list author says:
  "Writers, this is the book for you. A nuts-and-bolts approach to sustaining a functional and successful writing group, it models how the five authors conduct their annual writers' gathering and how they assist one another on their individual creative paths."
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Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year, Expanded Edition
3.  Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year, Expanded Edition by Esmé Raji Codell
The list author says:
  "You will want to know this teacher after reading the book. Better than that, you will want your child to be in her classroom. What a wonderful, witty woman. Thank goodness she has entered the profession."
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In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop
4.  In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop by Steve Kowit
The list author says:
  "If you are serious about writing poetry, this book will serve you on so many levels. The author meets you where you are in your development and moves you to poetic places you might never think possible. This is a book to which I return again and again."
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Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark
5.  Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark by Ruthann Knechel Johansen
The list author says:
  "I met the author at a book signing. When I asked her why she wrote this book about her son's traumatic brain injury resulting from a car crash, she said, "To bear witness." I have never forgotten that. What an extraordinary woman--mother, professor, writer. You will be richer for having read this extraordinary book."
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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
6.  Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
The list author says:
  "This is the first book on writing I ever read, and what a great introduction it was. Anne Lamott has that way with words that simultaneously makes you laugh while encouraging your writing process."
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Epilepsy: A New Approach
7.  Epilepsy: A New Approach by Adrienne Richard
The list author says:
  "I was intrigued by the entire title--Epilepsy: A New Approach: What Medicine Can Do-What You Can Do To Help Yourself. It was that last part, "What You Can Do To Help Yourself" that caused me to purchase this book. And how glad I am that I did. This book is full of information the epileptic must have."
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