Tras décadas de aprendizaje con su padre, mítico nagual mexicano y autor del clásico Los cuatro acuerdos, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. profundiza y expande los principios de la sabiduría tolteca para el lector occidental. Lo que llamamos realidad, afirma Miguel Ruiz Jr., no es sino un sistema de creencias que a lo largo de la vida hemos construido inconscientemente. Este sistema, que define nuestras convicciones y nuestras respuestas emocionales, oscurece y estrecha nuestra percepción del mundo. Para que la percepción se expanda y las opciones crezcan, hay que descorrer el velo de ese sistema. ¿Cómo? Destapando los distintos niveles de apego. Mediante sencillas alegorías, esta sorprendente obra nos muestra los mecanismos por los cuales hemos construido nuestra identidad a partir de las opiniones y los juicios ajenos y nos guía en un extraordinario viaje con destino a nuestro su auténtico yo, un universo sin límites donde residen la libertad, la salud, y la espiritualidad.
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A la edad de 14 años, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., aprendiz de su padre, don Miguel Ruiz, y su abuela, Madre Sarita, fue llamado para traducir conferencias y talleres de la Madre Sarita del español al inglés. De esta manera, supo de sus enseñanzas en los dos idiomas.
Mientras interpretaba para la Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. llegó a comprender el poder de la fe. Vio cómo ella manifestaba su intención de curar a la gente, tanto física como espiritualmente. Con los años, su padre intensificó su entrenamiento. En la cúspide de este viaje de poder, don Miguel le dijo a su hijo mayor: "Encuentra la salida. Vete a casa y domina la muerte convirtiéndote en vivo."
Hoy, don Miguel Jr. está casado y tiene dos hijos. Y así, como un nagual, comienza una vez más a transmitir la sabiduría y las herramientas de las tradiciones de su familia para ayudar a otros a alcanzar su propia libertad personal, y una óptima salud física y espiritual. Estar capacitado para aplicar sus enseñanzas al mundo que le rodea le dio a Miguel Jr. una nueva comprensión de las lecciones que su padre y su abuela le habían pasado, y, una vez más, ha querido transmitir sus creencias.
A brilliantly funny exploration of the twin mysteries of parenthood and families from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author of Insane City.
In his New York Times–bestselling I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.
In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he’s serious about that title: “When my daughter can legally commence dating—February 24, 2040—I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased”) to funeral instructions (“I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner”), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (“It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers”).
Let’s face it: families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!
About the Author
Dave Barry’s recent bestselling books include Insane City, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, and Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far). He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.
students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were
inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and
fought for a better world. But over the past thirty years, the quartet
has drifted apart, the day-to-day demands of work and family tempering
the revolutionary fervor they once shared.
Then comes devastating news: Armaiti, who moved to America, is
gravely ill and wants to see the old friends she left behind. For Laleh,
reunion is a bittersweet reminder of unfulfilled dreams and unspoken
guilt. For Kavita, it is an admission of forbidden passion. For Nishta,
it is the promise of freedom from a bitter, fundamentalist husband. And
for Armaiti, it is an act of acceptance, of letting go on her own terms.
The World We Found is a dazzling masterwork from the
remarkable Thrity Umrigar, offering an unforgettable portrait of modern
India while it explores the enduring bonds of friendship and the power
of love to change lives.
About the Author
Thrity Umrigar is the author of five novels and the memoir First Darling of the Morning.
A former journalist, she is a winner of the Nieman Fellowship to
Harvard and a finalist for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award. A professor of
English at Case Western Reserve University, she lives in Cleveland,
Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions brings together essays written by today’s generation of Arab youth who
have directly inspired and sparked a revolutionary spirit that toppled
governments, unearthing the corruption of decades of dictator dominated
countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Their voices are as varied as their individual stories, but their
destinies are shared. They are the connected generation.Stories come
from the streets of Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Morocco,
United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Palestine. Inspired in
part by universal human values and aspirations, each story captures the
changes revolutionizing the region and social media’s role in uniting
like-minded citizens through civic engagement.
About the Author
Maytha Alhassen is a doctoral student candidate in American
Studies & Ethnicity at University of Southern California. Alhassen’s
writings have appeared on CNN, The Huffington Post, Counterpunch and in academic journals, and she has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and The Nation.
City Theatre will present a FREE City Reads for CityWrights event on Monday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. City Reads for CityWrights are fun and informal evenings of new play readings, presented by City Theatre and its acting company, that give audiences a first-hand role in the process that scripts go from page to stage. Audiences serve as critic and supporter, or even as an actor, while having a peek at what makes City Theatre a center for fresh, new works.
These evenings are an entertaining way for audiences to help City Theatre find great plays among the hundreds of submissions that the company receives for its annual Summer Shorts Festival. Summer Shorts is America’s Short Play Festival that will take place from June 12 – July 6, 2014 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners.
For more information on City Theatre or the Summer Shorts Festival, contact City Theatre at (305) 755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.
The Summer Shorts Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Major and Board of County Commissioners, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and by the following sponsors: Books & Books, Carnival Foundation, Wille Family Foundation, EPIC Hotel, Sabadell United Bank, WLRN, Aventura Limousine, Citizens Interested in Arts and the Dramatists Guild Fund.
Join Harvey Frommer and Myrna Katz Frommer as they discuss their books about New York City.
Manhattan at Mid-Century: An Oral History
Experience the mosaic of mid-century Manhattan in this exuberant oral history that begins in the post–World War II years when the city came into its own, and ends in the mid-1970s when it nearly went bust. This is the story of a time when great ocean liners were docked in the Hudson River ports, Checker cabs hurtled across a two-way Fifth Avenue, and the Third Avenue el cast long shadows onto the street below. There are recollections of Friday night boxing matches at the old Madison Square Garden, of peddling tunes in the heart of Tin Pan Alley at the Brill Building, of a Harlem that had a nightclub on every corner, and a SoHo that was saved from a wrecker’s ball by a “bunch of mothers.” Eleven daily newspapers covered the city beat back then, Automats and five-and-dimes were in each neighborhood, and the New York Philharmonic performed free summer concerts at Lewisohn Stadium on the City College campus. Zabar’s was a small dairy store; Balducci’s was an open-air fruit and vegetable stand. New York was becoming the center of haute cuisine and haute couture; the New York School of abstract expressionists had taken the lead from Paris in avant-garde art.
This transformative time when New York City became the capital of the world is captured here in myriad memories that create an often humorous, sometimes poignant, occasionally bitter—but always loving—testament to the magical mystique of Manhattan. Includes interviews with Jimmy Breslin, Bill Gallo, Monte Irvin, Robert Merrill, Herman Badillo, Elaine Kaufman, Jerry Della Femina, Pauline Trigère, Sirio Maccioni, Jane Jacobs, Saul Zabar, Margaret Whiting, and many more.
New York City Baseball: The Golden Age, 1947-1957
In the heady days after World War II, the nation was ready for excitement and heroes, and a city—New York—was eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers—with their rivalries, their successes, their stars—provided the show.
New York City Baseball recaptures the extraordinary decade of 1947–1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city. In those ten years, Casey Stengel’s Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; “Joltin’” Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a young slugger named Mickey Mantle; Bobby Thomson hit “the shot heard ’round the world”; and the Brooklyn Dodgers achieved the impossible by beating the Yankees in the 1955 World Series. Over the decade, the teams averaged an astounding 90 wins against 63 losses a season, making it, according to The New York Times, “a helluva ten years.”
Including a new introduction to the 2013 edition and rare interviews with Monte Irvin, Rachel Robinson (Jackie's widow), Mel Allen, Duke Snider, Eddie Lopat, Phil Rizzuto, and many more, this book is a must-have for those who want to experience baseball’s golden age.
Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry
The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox involves not just the teams, but the cities, owners, ballparks, fans, and the media. Its roots reach back to before even Babe Ruth and Harry Frazee, yet it is as contemporary as the next Red Sox–Yankees game. This book tells the story of the rivalry from the first game these epic teams played against each other in 1901 through the 2013 season in what former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani called “the best rivalry in any sport.”
About the Authors
Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of more than forty-two sports books including the classics Shoeless Joe Jackson and Ragtime Baseball and New York City Baseball. Honored by the New York State legislature, cited in the Congressional Record as a sports historian and journalist, the prolific Frommer is also the author of The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and A Yankee Century.
Together with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer, he authored the critically acclaimed oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, It Happened on Broadway, Growing Up Jewish in America, and It Happened in Manhattan. Frommer is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and a longtime follower of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.