A world full of adventures is waiting for you!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Beyond Beauty - A Refugee’s Journey in Pursuit of Happiness - cover

Beyond Beauty - A Refugee’s Journey in Pursuit of Happiness

Ferial Youakim

Publisher: Contento De Semrik LTD

  • 0
  • 4
  • 0

Summary

“The greatest luxury my family had were some tiles that my father had laid down for my mother. My father was a manual laborer. He had taken all of us to one of the tile factories on a family trip. My father couldn’t afford the tiles, so he had us sort through the rejects, the broken and imperfect shards so that we could have something beautiful. I remember how he got on his hands and knees for my mother and for us children. I remember how he concentrated intently as he placed together a work of art for us. It may seem odd to walk across a work of art, but those tiles were our flying carpet and a reminder of his love for us. All these years later, I understand that love and beauty are inseparable.”

Behind every smile and success, there is a story and a journey. Ferial Youakim, internationally known as an image consultant, reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that shaped her life. Born in a refugee camp, she would overcome a lack of education, poor self-esteem, and a crippling fear of public speaking, and create a global company. Her spirit and passion to help people, the love and support of her family, and her unending faith have all been her driving force. Ferial believes that beauty goes beyond more than a word, it’s a way of living the life one deserves.

Other books that might interest you

  • Montana Noir - cover

    Montana Noir

    James Grady, Keir Graff

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Eric Heidle's "Ace in the Hole" nominated for a 2018 Edgar Award for Best Short Story!  A Parade  magazine pick, included in "Books We Love" section  "What could be a more unlikely breeding ground for noir fiction than Montana, whose wide-open landscapes seem the polar opposite of the mean streets of Los Angeles? Yet certain noir standbys prove both malleable and fertile in these 14 new stories...If Montana has a dark side, is anywhere safe from noir?"--Kirkus Reviews  "Terrific...Montana Noir is one of the high points in Akashic's long-running and justly celebrated Noir series...Editors Grady and Graff's selections...are all sharply attuned to their settings and to the ways those varying landscapes reflect the darkness within the people who walk the streets or drive the country roads."--Booklist  "14 stories set in Big Sky Country. Much like a travel map that divides Montana into regions, this volume is partitioned into four sections that reflect the geography of the state: Copper Power, The Hi-Line, Custer Country, and Rivers Run...Montana, and others live in the state; all the authors have strong emotional ties to the area's particular lifestyle. The editors tout this book as the first-ever anthology of Montana-set noir short stories. Fans of the genre and regional fiction will be intrigued."--Library Journal XPress Reviews  "There's no shortage of misbehavior in this book. But there's also no shortage of excellent writing by some of Montana's finest authors. The book included work by Thomas McGuane, Jamie Ford, Walter Kirn, Debra Magpie earling and eight others. Thwey're all Montanans, every one, and their subjects are as varied and unique as the state itself."--Montana Quarterly  "Even though Montana's beauty makes the idea of dark alleys and neon lights seem incongruous, noir also represents struggle, and doing the wrong thing for the right reasons...There can never be a happy ending in noir but there can be the possibility of redemption. It's the little guy against big forces and as Montanans, we can all appreciate that fight."--Billings Gazette  Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct location within the geographic area of the book. Grady and Graff, both Montana natives, masterfully curate this collection of hard-edged Western tales.  Brand-new stories by: David Abrams, Caroline Patterson, Eric Heidle, Thomas McGuane, Janet Skeslien Charles, Sidner Larson, Yvonne Seng, James Grady, Jamie Ford, Carrie La Seur, Walter Kirn, Gwen Florio, Debra Magpie Earling, and Keir Graff.  From the introduction by James Grady and Keir Graff:  This anthology is a road trip through the dreams and disasters of the true Montana, stories written by authors with Montana in their blood, tales that circle you around the state through its cities and small towns. These are twenty-first century authors writing timeless sagas of choice, crime, and consequences...You'll meet students and strippers, cops and cons, druggies and dreamers, cold-eyed killers and caught-in-their-gunsights screwed-up souls.  But mostly, through all our fiction here, you'll meet quiet heroes and see the noir side of life that makes our Montana as real as it is mythic. No doubt the state's beauty will still make the very idea of Montana Noir seem incongruous to some. Noir is black-and-white. Streets and alleys. Flashing neon lighting a rain-streaked window. But while noir was definitely an urban invention, it knows no boundaries. Noir is struggle. It's doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. It's being trapped. It's hubris. It's being defeated yet going on. Sometimes it's being defeated and not going on.  That's life everywhere. This is our Montana.
    Show book
  • Insight Guides Northern Spain (Travel Guide eBook) - cover

    Insight Guides Northern Spain...

    Insight Guides

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    Insight Guides:  all you need to inspire every step of your journey.  An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.Home to spectacular mountains, lush green valleys and a scenic coastline, Northern Spain is fast becoming a haven of green tourism. This new edition covers all the highlights, from the cultural Bilbao and elegant San Sebastian to the wine-growing region of La Rioja and the Picos de Europa mountain range�       Over 346 pages of insider knowledge from local experts�       In-depth on history and culture, from festivals and food and wine to the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela�       Enjoy special features on Basque games, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, country museums and the region's distinctive granary stores�       Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all Insight Guides to countries and regions come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings�       Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning  �       Inspirational colour photography throughout                �       Inventive  design makes for an engaging reading experience 
    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
    Show book
  • Greetings from Las Vegas - cover

    Greetings from Las Vegas

    Peter Moruzzi

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The story of early to mid-twentieth-century Las Vegas in its gilded age, told through a collection of photos, picture postcards, matchbooks, ads, and other vintage ephemera. Featured are glimpses of Fremont Street and the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, landmarks such as the Sands and Riviera hotel casinos, and the cream of Hollywood glitterati.
    Show book
  • Camino de Santiago - cover

    Camino de Santiago

    Andy Symington

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    The Camino de Santiago has experienced a striking revival. Cutting across Spain from the Pyrenees in the east, to Santiago de Compostela in the west, it leads you through the varied and beautiful ancient kingdoms of northern Spain. This Footprint Handbook provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this medieval pilgrim route.
     
    • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and along the Camino de Santiago.
     
    • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play.
     
    • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sampling red wine in La Rioja to the magnificent cathedral at Santiago.
     
    • Detailed maps for the Camino de Santiago.
     
    • Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
     
    With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known places of interest, Footprint Handbook Camino de Santiago provides concise and comprehensive coverage of Spain’s most famous historical route.
    Show book
  • Insight Guides Experience Barcelona (Travel Guide eBook) - cover

    Insight Guides Experience...

    Insight Guides

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    �       Brimming with inspired ideas to give city breaks a decidedly unique edge, this stylish series is ideal for first-timers seeking off-the-beaten track experiences, and for repeat visitors in thirst of fresh adventures�       Innovative extras = incredible value, and unique in the market. All Experience Guides come with a free eBook and regularly updated app, unlike comparable competitors' products �       Top-end production values - cool, compact flexi format, and full-colour throughout�       On-going consumer marketing activity�       Exciting opportunities for bespoke promotions and POS - please contact your Account Manager for details �       Content overview:- Includes over 100 insider ideas to make trips unique, authentic and utterly unforgettable- From the inspiring In the Mood section, to the in-depth Neighbourhood knowledge, this is a stylish and practical companion when travellers are out and about making memorable moments-Invaluable maps and Essentials section ensure city explorers won't get lost while venturing off well-travelled roads
    Show book
  • The Way Home - Tales from a Life Without Technology - cover

    The Way Home - Tales from a Life...

    Mark Boyle

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    Mark's Guardian column attracted tens of thousands of shares, reaching the 'most popular' list across the site - he has clearly hit a nerve.
    Nothing like it on the market at the moment - a powerful hybrid of literary nature memoir and tech-backlash. 
    A real practical answer to concerns about technology and climate change.
    Show book