Smile

Smile
Author : Sarah Ruhl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-10-05
ISBN 10 : 9781982150969
ISBN 13 : 1982150963
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smile Book Description:

The extraordinary story of one woman’s ten-year medical and metaphysical odyssey that brought her physical, creative, emotional, and spiritual healing, by a MacArthur genius and two-time Pulitzer finalist. With a play opening on Broadway, and every reason to smile, Sarah Ruhl has just survived a high-risk pregnancy when she discovers the left side of her face is completely paralyzed. She is assured that 90 percent of Bell’s palsy patients see spontaneous improvement and experience a full recovery. Like Ruhl’s own mother. But Sarah is in the unlucky ten percent. And for a woman, wife, mother, and artist working in theater, the paralysis and the disconnect between the interior and exterior brings significant and specific challenges. So Ruhl begins an intense decade-long search for a cure while simultaneously grappling with the reality of her new face—one that, while recognizably her own—is incapable of accurately communicating feelings or intentions. In a series of piercing, witty, and lucid meditations, Ruhl chronicles her journey as a patient, wife, mother, and artist. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mom to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness. Brimming with insight, humility, and levity, Smile is a triumph by one of America’s leading playwrights. It is an intimate examination of loss and reconciliation, and above all else, the importance of perseverance and hope in the face of adversity.

Smile Pricing Explained

Smile Pricing Explained
Author : P. Austing
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 221
Release : 2014-08-29
ISBN 10 : 9781137335722
ISBN 13 : 1137335726
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smile Pricing Explained Book Description:

Smile Pricing Explained provides a clear and thorough explanation of the concepts of smile modelling that are at the forefront of modern derivatives pricing. The key models used in practice are covered, together with numerical techniques and calibration.

Keeping Your Smile

Keeping Your Smile
Author : Jeff A. Johnson
Publisher : Redleaf Press
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2010-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781605541976
ISBN 13 : 1605541974
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Your Smile Book Description:

Filled with warmth, humor, and honesty, Keeping Your Smile is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in Finding Your Smile Again, offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools help caregivers and educators work with children with passion and maintain a satisfying career in the field. Included are profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.

Don t Even Smile

Don t Even Smile
Author : Geoffrey Mount Varner
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 182
Release : 2011-02
ISBN 10 : 9780557709731
ISBN 13 : 0557709733
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Even Smile Book Description:

This young prominent physician was falsely accused of sexual harassment. He was maligned in the media before any investigation took place. Dr. Mountvarner was tried and convicted in the court of public perception. But, alas, when all was said and done, it was determined that these vicious claims not true. Take a journey through this book replete with warm reminders of how the little things in life can help you through life's big and small trials and tribulations. Warm your heart with endearing examples of God's grace and Gods love. Inside you will find amusing short anecdotes that will give you self reflective indications of why we should all feel blessed no matter what our station in life.

Computational Techniques for Human Smile Analysis

Computational Techniques for Human Smile Analysis
Author : Hassan Ugail
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 61
Release : 2019-04-17
ISBN 10 : 9783030153816
ISBN 13 : 3030153819
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Techniques for Human Smile Analysis Book Description:

In this book, the authors discuss the recent developments in computational techniques for automated non-invasive facial emotion detection and analysis with particular focus on the smile. By way of applications, they discuss how genuine and non-genuine smiles can be inferred, how gender is encoded in a smile and how it is possible to use the dynamics of a smile itself as a biometric feature. It is often said that the face is a window to the soul. Bearing a metaphor of this nature in mind, one might find it intriguing to understand, if any, how the physical, behavioural as well as emotional characteristics of a person could be decoded from the face itself. With the increasing deductive power of machine learning techniques, it is becoming plausible to address such questions through the development of appropriate computational frameworks. Though there are as many as over twenty five categories of emotions one could express, regardless of the ethnicity, gender or social class, across humanity, there exist six common emotions – namely happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger and disgust - all of which can be inferred from facial expressions. Of these facial expressions, the smile is the most prominent in social interactions. The smile bears important ramifications with beliefs such as it makes one more attractive, less stressful in upsetting situations and employers tending to promote people who smile often. Even pockets of scientific research appear to be forthcoming to validate such beliefs and claims, e.g. the smile intensity observed in photographs positively correlates with longevity, the ability to win a fight and whether a couple would stay married. Thus, it appears that many important personality traits are encoded in the smile itself. Therefore, the deployment of computer based algorithms for studying the human smiles in greater detail is a plausible avenue for which the authors have dedicated the discussions in this book.

Brando s Smile His Life Thought and Work

Brando s Smile  His Life  Thought  and Work
Author : Susan L. Mizruchi
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2014-06-23
ISBN 10 : 9780393244267
ISBN 13 : 0393244261
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brando s Smile His Life Thought and Work Book Description:

A groundbreaking work that reveals how Marlon Brando shaped his legacy in art and life. When people think about Marlon Brando, they think of the movie star, the hunk, the scandals. In Brando’s Smile, Susan L. Mizruchi reveals the Brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who loved Emily Dickinson’s poetry. To write this biography, Mizruchi gained unprecedented access to a vast number of annotated books from Brando’s library, hand-edited copies of screenplays, private letters, and recorded interviews that have never before been quoted in a biography. Original interviews with some of the still-living players from Brando’s life, including Ellen Adler, his one-time girlfriend and the daughter of his acting teacher Stella Adler, provide even deeper insight into the complex person whose intelligence belied the high-school dropout. Mizruchi shows how Brando’s embrace of foreign cultures and social outsiders led to his brilliant performances in unusual roles—a gay man, an Asian, a German soldier—to test himself and to foster empathy on a global scale. We also meet the political Brando: the civil rights activist, the close friend of James Baldwin, the actor who declined his Oscar to support Indian rights. More than seventy stunning—and many rare—photographs of Marlon Brando illuminate this portrait of the man who has left an astounding cultural legacy.

A Crooked Smile

A Crooked Smile
Author : Ebony Williams
Publisher : Author House
Total Pages : 188
Release : 2011-10-24
ISBN 10 : 9781467054331
ISBN 13 : 146705433X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Crooked Smile Book Description:

Makayla is like your average little girl. Growing up in Decatur Georgia with a loving family. Somewhere down the line between family drama and secrets that come out along side of other people that enter her life. She is the lone person to stand the trail of the murder of her family and a few others. She confides in a friend named Monica who knows way more about Makayla's life than Makayla herself.

De Black Man s Smile

De Black Man s Smile
Author : Mene-Senewo IkpoBari Dumletam
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 141
Release : 2012-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9781479713448
ISBN 13 : 1479713449
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De Black Man s Smile Book Description:

De Blackmans Smile reflects a compendium of experiences that span subject matters from love, joy, suffering, expectancy, devastation to fear and death. It underscores the resiliency and determination of an individual, a people (like the Ogoni), and generally, of humanity inspite of ruinous circumstances. Above all, De Blackmans Smile punctuates a legacy of hope, courage, and stout determination of humanity to survive, notwithstanding the odds.

Behind The Smile

Behind The Smile
Author : Patricia Sessions
Publisher : PublishAmerica
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2010-10-26
ISBN 10 : 9781456058135
ISBN 13 : 1456058134
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind The Smile Book Description:

Smile a Lot

Smile a Lot
Author : Nancy Carlson
Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781467743051
ISBN 13 : 1467743054
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smile a Lot Book Description:

When facing down a bully, a trip to the dentist, or your mom's prune oatmeal, there's only one thing you can do—smile a lot! And you'll pull through! In this appealing new offering from best-selling author/illustrator Nancy Carlson, a determined little frog discovers that even when you don't want to, smiling can make any situation better.