A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.
Team Human is a manifesto--a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff's most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together--not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups. Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff's own words: Being social may be the whole point. Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity--together--we can make the world a better place to be human.--Page .
Perrottet chronicles the events of the Cuban Revolution and the figures at the center of the guerrilla uprising: Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them. The general timeline of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1958: It was led by two of the 20th century's most iconic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; it successfully overthrew the island nation's US-backed dictator; and it quickly went awry under Castro's rule. In this wildly entertaining and meticulously researched account, Tony Perrottet unravels the human drama behind history's most improbable revolution: a scruffy handful of self-taught revolutionaries--many of them kids just out of college, literature majors, art students and young lawyers, and including a number of women--defeated 40,000 professional soldiers to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Libre's deep dive into the revolution reveals fascinating details and is an entertaining look back at a liberation movement that captured the imagination of the world with its spectacular drama, foolhardy bravery, tragedy, and, sometimes, high comedy--and that set the stage for a buildup of Cold War tension that became a pivotal moment in history--
In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that shaped his taste and formed his ideas about writing and reading--
In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. In this memoir, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his life and childhood.
For most people, succeeding in life requires mastering the art of teamwork. Whether at work, school, church, or home, virtually everyone is part of a team--and when they work well, teams can accomplish more than individuals working by themselves. But not all teams are created equal. When a team isn't functioning well, individual strengths can be undermined and weaknesses accentuated, making the work environment a terrible place to be. So what does a truly effective team environment look like, and how can you create one within your own organization? As a former Super Bowl-winning coach, Tony Dungy is an expert at building and bringing out the best in a team. Drawing on his experiences from years of coaching and working with other leaders, this football fable lays out four essential principles practiced by truly effective teams. Telling the story of a fictional NFL team looking for a turnaround, The Soul of a Team not only identifies some of the most common issues that hold a team back but also lays out a game plan for winning teamwork. Whether you aspire to be a better leader or a stronger team player, The Soul of a Team will show you how to contribute to a stronger, healthier, more productive team destined for success. -- Amazon.com
A nonfiction book detailing the case of Isaac Woodard, its influence on Judge J. Waties Waring, and how Waring went on to lay the groundwork for landmark civil rights rulings--
The author of Shadow War, a veteran with deep experience--as an 82nd Airborne paratrooper, private contractor, and professor of war studies at the National Defense University--delivers a highly provocative, even controversial, exploration of modern warfare and what we must do to win in the futureWar is timeless. Some things change--weapons, tactics, technology, leadership, objectives--but the propensity for humans to do battle does not. Today, more than eighty years after World War II and thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we are again living in dangerous times. It is the age of Durable Disorder--a period of unrest created by numerous factors: China's rise, Russia's resurgence, America's retreat, the Middle East aflame, global terrorism, international criminal empires, climate change, dwindling natural resources, and bloody civil wars. The number of armed conflicts being waged has doubled since World War II, and of the approximately 194 countries of the world, nearly half are involved in some form of armed conflict. Millions of have been killed and millions more have become refugees, upending Western democracies. This devastating turmoil has given rise to difficult questions that hold meaning for us today and in the years to come. What is the future of war? Who and how will people fight? What factors will lead to warfare? How can we survive? If Americans are drawn into major armed conflict, can we win? In this thorough, insightful analysis, Sean McFate--a modern heir to Carl von Clausewitz, author of the classic On War--carefully constructs ten rules for the future of military engagement, explaining how to fight and win in an age of entropy and a global system very different from the past: one where corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states have more power and 'nation states' have less. McFate's new rules distill the essence of war, describing what it is in the real world, not what we believe or wish it to be: Rule 1: Conventional War is Dead Rule 2: Technology Will Not Save Us Rule 3: There Is No Such Thing as War or Peace--Both Coexist, Always Rule 4: Hearts and Minds Do Not Matter Rule 5: The Best Kind of Weapons Do Not Fire Bullets Rule 6: Mercenaries Will Return Rule 7: New Types of Actors Will Rule Rule 8: There Will Be Wars Without States Rule 9: Shadow Wars Will Dominate Rule 10: Victory is Fungible Some of these principles are ancient, others are new, but all will permanently shape war now and in the future. By following them he argues, we can prevail. But if we do not, terrorists, rogue states, and others who do not fight conventionally will succeed--and rule the world--
Bad habits. Bad feelings. Bad mornings that turn into regrettable days. Banish them all with simple brain hacks that flips negative thoughts and behaviors into positive, productive ones. Instead of dragging through your day, learn to wake up refreshed, recharge regularly, and live better than ever. The Morning Mind makes it easy. Based on findings from neuroscience and medicine, the book helps you tamp down on the fear-driven reptile brain and tap into the part linked to thinking and imagination. With topics ranging from diet and hydration to exercise and meditation, you'll find ideas for activating your brain--and improving every aspect of your life.
How could this happen? The question of 2016 becomes deeply personal in James Sturm's riveting graphic novel Off Season, which charts one couple's divisive separation through the fall of 2016-during Bernie's loss to Hillary, Hillary's loss to Trump, and the disorienting months that followed. We see a father navigating life as a single parent and coping with the disintegration of a life-defining relationship. Amid the upheaval are tender moments with his kids-a sleeping child being carried in from the car, Christmas morning anticipation, a late-night cookie after a temper tantrum-and fallible humans drenched in palpable feelings of grief, rage, loss, and overwhelming love. Using anthropomorphized characters as a tactic for tempering an otherwise emotionally fraught situation, Off Season is unaffected and raw, steeped in the specificity of its time while speaking to a larger cultural moment. A truly human experience, Off Season displays Sturm's masterful pacing and storytelling combined with conscious and confident growth as the celebrated cartoonist and educator moves away from historical fiction to deliver this long-form narrative set in contemporary times. Originally serialized on Slate, this expanded edition turns timely vignettes into a timeless, deeply affecting account of one family and their off season.--
After speaking out about how weak and insecure men control women in relationships in 2009 on several globally televised shows, Tony Gaskins launched his career as a life coach and relationship counselor. Since then, Gaskins, who has been a faithful and committed husband for over a decade, has counseled thousands and inspired millions online, becoming one of America's foremost experts on love and relationships. Practical and accessible, and delivered in the empowering, empathetic tone his devoted following has come to love and trust, Make It Work walks you through a series of essential lessons on how to maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship. Drawing inspiration from the Bible and from his own personal failures and successes, Gaskins offers a framework for how to recognize the right person to settle down with, how to set standards that promote loving relationships--and what to avoid in a successful union. Make It Work arrives as a hopeful response to a culture where breakups and divorces are all too common, and it serves as a vital resource to help your relationship thrive today.
Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.
Casablanca is a beautiful and enticing guide to an exciting world of colorful spices and fresh ingredients that are easy to transform into starters, meals and sweets.
You only need a small number of versatile essential oils to satisfy most of your everyday aromatherapy needs. From Anne Kennedy, the author of Aromatherapy for Natural Living and The Portable Essential Oils, comes a comprehensive guide for aromatherapy beginners who want to jump into the world of aromatherapy, quickly and safely. Whether you have purchased an aromatherapy starter kit or are still deciding on which oils to buy, Aromatherapy for Beginners shows you how to get the most out of your first essential oils.--Amazon.com.
Henry Horenstein may be the world's bestselling photography teacher, with more than 700,000 copies of his photography manuals sold. Now, in this easily digestible book of wisdom, he distills a career's worth of instruction into one hundred memorable pieces of advice. Photography has never been a bigger part of our lives. But how do you transform everyday snapshots into enduring images -- or merely upgrade your Instagram game? With images illustrating the impact of each tip, and with examples drawn from iconic artists, Horenstein shows casual and expert photographers alike how to take the best photographs on every device--from a DSLR to an iPhone.
This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker--a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high risk physical trespassing: the original 'hacking.' Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien's adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her cache of virtual weapons--and the trespassing and social engineering talents she had developed while 'hacking' at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible--not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C suite. Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions--banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old school deception, and next generation spycraft. In [this book], cybersecurity finally gets the rich, character driven, fast-paced treatment it deserves.--Dust jacket.~This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien--
From nourishing breakfasts to start the day right, to school lunches to impress your friends, party ideas for every occasion, and even recipes for the best homemade facial scrubs to fight that dreaded teen acne, Kelley shares her secrets for using the power of food to get the best out of her teen years. The recipes are designed to empower teens to get in the kitchen, take charge of their health, and have fun. -- adapted from Amazon.com and back cover.~The teenage culinary star provides eighty recipes to encourage readers to start cooking, including such dishes as zucchini puffs, grilled flank steak, overnight ginger-soy chicken, mushroom and sausage stuffing, and campfire mochi sandwiches.
The idea of the environment was a planet-changing idea, making the planet visible in a wholly new way. The Environment: A History tells the story of the emergence of this idea. It is an intellectual and scientific history of the idea of the environment as a centripetal force in historical debates about climate change and the fate of the planet. According to the authors, our contemporary notion of the environment as a planet-wide web of interconnection and consequence of which the natural world is a part was forged by post-World War scientific experts. This book is about the imagination, the history, and the creativity of these experts, as well as their technical and diplomatic skills, and how well ordinary people have understood these and contributed to framing environmental concerns. The environment provided a concept that linked changes close to home to world-wide pressures. And in creating an object of imagination and measurement, it allowed new kinds of questions about nature and human responsibilities to be asked. Is the world sick? Is the Environment getting worse or better? In addition to creating a particular way of looking at our world it also created a movement and various kinds of knowledge and expertise--
A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and a major intellectual voice of her generation. The Essential Essays gathers twenty- five of Rich's most renowned essays into one volume, demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice and her prophetic vision. Her thoughts on feminism, poetry, race, homosexuality, and identity are still powerful and relevant today. Discussing everything from her fearless poetic vision to her revolutionary views on social justice, Rich's essays unite the political, personal, and poetical--
Asia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas--and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers and farmers who have sought to control them. Looking out from India, he shows how dreams and fears of water shaped visions of political independence and economic development, provoked efforts to reshape nature through dams and pumps, and unleashed powerful tensions within and between nations. Today, Asian nations are racing to construct hundreds of dams in the Himalayas, with dire environmental impacts; hundreds of millions crowd into coastal cities threatened by cyclones and storm surges. In an age of climate change, Unruly Waters is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Asia's past and its future. -- Amazon.com.
A guide to enjoying a more successful and fulfilling career by staying small outlines a one-person business strategy for generating consistent cash flow, detailing how to set up, address unexpected setbacks, and maintain happy clients.
Offers a history of silence as a powerful shaper of the human mind, specifically in Eastern State Penitentiary and the monastic world of Medieval Europe.
After dealing with her own personal heartbreak, the author has created an interactive guide to getting over your ex, featuring reflections, insights, recipes and creative ideas for transforming a negative experience into a positive one.
For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal. From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
This gorgeous book brings you more than 40 irresistible mini knits for knitters of all abilities. The fun, simple knitting patterns include a whole range of cute little farmyard animals, as well as fields for them to live in, a barn to shelter in, and some farmers to look after them with their own country cottage! Choose from all your farmyard favourites such as cows, sheep, pigs, donkeys and horses along with chickens, ducks, pheasants and crows. Many of the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn, so they are ideal for using up scraps from your stash. The book also contains a useful techniques section, with step-by-step instructions on stuffing and sewing up, creating tails and manes, and the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details. With a handy foldout template sheet stored in the back of the book, this is all you need to make your very own knitted farmyard.
Gives information about different tools, supplies, and techniques needed for making jewelry out of metal, as well as numerous step-by-step projects--
A gripping account of the heroism of bomber planes in 1943--the year the Dambusters embarked on a campaign to try to win World War II in one swift stroke. The year 1943 saw the beginning of an unprecedented bombing campaign against Germany. Over the next twelve months, tens of thousands of aircrews flew across the North Sea to drop bombs on German cities. They were opposed not only by the full force of the Luftwaffe, but by a nightmare of flak, treacherously icy conditions, and constant mechanical malfunction. Most of these courageous crews were either shot down and killed or taken prisoner by an increasingly hostile enemy. This is the story of the everyday heroism of these crews in the days when it was widely believed that the Allies could win the Second World War by air alone. American pilots had a special role in the Dambusters campaign in particular. Even before the attacks on Pearl Harbor, scores of eager pilots traveled across the Canadian border to train with other future Dambusters, all eager to take part. Authoritative and gripping, Airborne in 1943 brings these remarkable men and women to vivid life--Dust jacket.
The Edge of Anarchy by Jack Kelly offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities. This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called the ragged edge of anarchy. Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today's headlines--upheaval in America's industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge.
From Cheese Grits to Turkey Chili to Mongolian Beef--you can use the convenience of your slow cooker to spice up your low-sodium diet. The Low-Sodium Slow Cooker Cookbook makes it easy to enjoy time-saving meals that are high on flavor but low in sodium. With 100 recipes that require only 30 minutes or less to prep, The Low-Sodium Slow Cooker Cookbook is your best reference to prep, set, and forget about bland recipes on a low-sodium diet--Amazon.com.
175 fast, easy, and delicious meals combining the hottest diet trend--the low-carb, high-fat keto diet--with the latest must-have kitchen appliance--the air fryer. While an appliance that promises a lower-fat cooking method like the air fryer may seem counterintuitive to the high-fat keto diet, you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that air fryers don't remove fat from foods. Instead, they use the natural fats in the foods to cook them without adding additional fat or oil that comes from traditional frying methods. An air fryer offers a healthy cooking option for keto dieters and is the perfect tool to cook a wide range of keto-friendly foods from steak to tofu, bacon to vegetables, and even desserts.--
Get the most from your appliances and bakeware. Learn the secrets to Instant Pot® success, use your air fryer with ease, and discover sheet-pan dinners. Includes 207 recipes.
Air fryers have taken the world by storm, promising to give cooks the crunchy, delicious fried foods they crave without the grease, calories, or vats of boiling oil! This book is a curated collection of the 100 best air fryer recipes, from French fries to fried chicken to doughnuts and apple pies. This book will show you all of the amazing things your air fryer can do - and without all the fat of traditional fried foods!--
The new copper ceramic nonstick cookware has taken America by storm, and with this book best-selling author Ella Sanders offers easy recipes for one-pot meals. Dishes and desserts that would make a terrible, sticky mess in a typical pan will slide right out of a copper pan, making it simple to clean up with just a swipe of paper towel! Dinner is done in one magically nonstick, easy-to-clean pan that makes cooking healthy, homemade meals virtually effortless! -- Amazon.com.
Examines how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful, and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.
Quick and nutritious meals and snacks made in your air fryer! This exciting cookbook is an exploration of all that your air fryer do for you. The authors have incorporated a myriad of world flavors with a generous selection of vegetarian and vegan options as well as more traditional comfort foods -- all utilizing only a handful of ingredients. Recipes lik Sriracha Shrimp will appeal to sophisticated pallets, but there also a whole chapter of healthy kid-friendly options! - Page 4 of cover.
In The Wondering Years, [McCoy] offers a collection of hilarious yet poignant stories that reflect on the way pop culture helped shape his life - and even carved out the foundations of his faith. It's a witty and winsome exploration of the ways our favorite stories, characters, and conflicts continue to influence our lives. --
Smarter Workouts examines why exercise is important, the basic science of how various types of exercise apply different kinds of stimuli to your body, and which types one should do to help improve health and achieve specific results, providing the tools needed to make exercise an integral part of life--
Losing weight and feeling better shouldn't feel like a punishment. You deserve to love your routine while honing and solidifying habits that help you look and feel your best. All of this can and will be done within the context of your busier than ever lifestyle. With her extensive background in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling and in the editorial setting at Good Housekeeping, London has seen it all when it comes to the struggles of understanding how and what to eat. Dressing on the side is loaded with simple, actionable strategies for prioritizing foods, eliminating the stress that accompanies food you love and cultivating confidence in your choices. The eleven chapters are inspired by the most common real life perceptions of what it takes to lose weight; London breaks what's at the heart of the issue and offers tools shortcuts and solutions that work within any scenario.
By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals--Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world. In this book, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of these five central figures, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. Working mostly separately and in ignorance of one another's ideas, the five developed a strikingly consistent argument that the only means by which democratic societies could be prepared for their world-wide economic and political dominance was through a renewal of education that was grounded in a Christian understanding of the power and limitations of human beings. The Year of Our Lord 1943 is the first book to weave together the ideas of these five intellectuals and shows why, in a time of unprecedented total war, they all thought it vital to restore Christianity to a leading role in the renewal of the Western democracies.--Dust jacket.
Lament from Epirus is an unforgettable journey into a musical obsession, which traces a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. As King hunts for two long-lost virtuosos--one of whom may have committed a murder--he also tells the story of the Roma people who pioneered Epirotic folk music and their descendants who continue the tradition today. King discovers clues to his most profound questions about the function of music in the history of humanity: What is the relationship between music and language? Why do we organize sound as music? Is music superfluous, a mere form of entertainment, or could it be a tool for survival? King's journey becomes an investigation into song and dance's role as a means of spiritual healing--and what that may reveal about music's evolutionary origins--Amazon.com.
All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important aspect of railway history for more than a century - from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets to foods purchased from platform vendors. For many travellers, the experience of eating on a railway journey is often a highlight of the trip, a major part of the ̀romance of the rails'. Food on the Move focuses on the culinary history of these famous journeys on five continents, from the earliest days of rail travel to the present. The engaging story and vivid illustrations invite readers to discover an array of railway feasts: haute cuisine in the elegant dining carriages of the Orient Express, American steak-and-eggs on the Santa Fe Super Chief, and home-cooked regional foods along the Trans-Siberian tracks. Readers will be tempted to eat their way across Canada's vast interior and Australia's dusty Outback; grab an infamous ̀British railway sandwich' to munch on the Flying Scotsman; snack on spicy samosas on the Darjeeling Himalayan ̀Toy Train'; dine at high speed on Japan's ̀Bullet Train'; and sip South African wines in a Blue Train luxury lounge car featuring windows of glass fused with gold dust. Written by eight different authors who have travelled on those legendary lines, the book include recipes, from the dining cars and station eateries, taken from historical menus and contributed by contemporary chefs. Food on the Move is a veritable feast!
There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited and indispensable tour of opera's eclectic past and present, beginning with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, generally considered the first successful opera, through classics like Carmen and La Boheme, and spanning to Brokeback Mountain and The Death of Klinghoffer in recent years. Musician and critic Vivien Schweitzer acquaints readers with the genre's most important composers and some of its most influential performers, recounts its long-standing debates, and explains its essential terminology. Today, opera is everywhere, from the historic houses of major opera companies to movie theaters and public parks to offbeat performance spaces and our earbuds. A Mad Love is an essential book for anyone who wants to appreciate this living, evolving art form in all its richness.--
Celebrated chef and home cook Cal Peternell likes to eat today the way people have been eating forever: with vegetables at the center of the plate, seasoned with a little bit of meat or fish to make a meal savory and satisfying. A little of the right kind of meat goes a long way, and in this book, the right ones are anchovies and pancetta, along with almonds, because nuts are the meat of the plant world. Cal uses them first for flavor, but also because it makes sense: taking savory little bites is inarguably better than big meaty mouthfuls. The salt in anchovies and pancetta draws out and enhances flavors, enriching the rest of the dish, and almonds compare favorably fat-wise and can bring a major flavor boost, especially when they're ground up. This kind of cooking is healthy, leans toward sustainability, and is economical in a way that pleases both palate and pocketbook.--Amazon.com
The 1960s to early 1970s was a pivotal time for American culture, and New York City was ground zero for seismic shifts in music, theater, art, and filmmaking. 'The Downtown Pop Underground' takes a kaleidoscopic tour of Manhattan during this era and shows how deeply interconnected all the alternative worlds and personalities were that flourished in the basement theaters, dive bars, concert halls, and dingy tenements within one square mile of each other. Author Kembrew McLeod links the artists, writers, and performers who created change, and while some of them didn't become everyday names, others, like Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, and Debbie Harry, did become icons. Ambitious in scope and scale, the book is fueled by the actual voices of many of the key characters who broke down the entrenched divisions between high and low, gay and straight, and art and commerce--and changed the cultural landscape of not just the city but the world.
The dramatic untold story of the Weavers, the hit-making folk-pop quartet destroyed with the aid of the United States government-and who changed the world, anyway. Following a series of top-ten hits that became instant American standards, the Weavers dissolved at the height of their fame. Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America details the remarkable rise of Pete Seeger's unlikely band of folk heroes, from basement hootenannies to the top of the charts, and the harassment campaign that brought them down. Exploring how a pop group's harmonies might be heard as a threat worthy of decades of investigation by the FBI, Wasn't That a Time turns the black-and-white 1950s into vivid color, using the Weavers to illuminate a dark and complex period of American history. With origins in the radical folk collective the Almanac Singers and the ambitious People's Songs, the singing activists in the Weavers set out to change the world with songs as their weapons, pioneering the use of music as a transformative political organizing tool. Using previously unseen journals and letters, unreleased recordings, once-secret government documents, and other archival research, Jesse Jarnow uncovers the immense hopes, incredible pressures, and daily struggles of the four distinct and often unharmonious personalities at the heart of the Weavers. In an era defined by a sharp political divide that feels all too familiar, the Weavers became heroes. With a class- and race-conscious global vision that now makes them seem like time travelers from the twenty-first century, the Weavers became a direct influence on a generation of musicians and listeners, teaching the power of eclectic songs and joyous, participatory harmonies. -- Publisher's description
When he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move him? How did the music work? Over time, he realized that his passion for this music was not enough. He needed to understand it. Take Bach, for starters. Who was he? How does one account for his music and its unshakeable hold on us today? As a critic, Tommasini has devoted particular attention to living composers and overlooked repertory. But, like all classical music lovers, the canon has remained central. In 2011, in his role as the chief classical music critic of the New York Times, he wrote a popular series in which he somewhat cheekily set out to determine the all-time top ten composers. Inviting input from readers, Tommasini wrestled with questions of greatness. Readers joined the exercise in droves. Some railed against classical music's obsession with greatness but then raged when Mahler was left off the final list. This intellectual game reminded them why they loved music in the first place. Now in [this book], Tommasini offers his own personal guide to the canon--and what greatness really means in classical music. What does it mean to be canonical now? Who gets to say? And do we have enough perspective on the 20th century to even begin assessing it? To make his case, Tommasini draws on elements of biography, the anxiety of influence, the composer's relationships with colleagues, and shifting attitudes toward a composer's work over time. Because he has spent his life contemplating these titans, Tommasini shares impressions from performances he has heard or given, as well as moments when his own biography proves revealing. As he argues for his particular pantheon of indispensable composers, Anthony Tommasini provides a masterclass in what to listen for and how to understand what music does to us. --~The chief classical music critic of The New York Times explores the concept of greatness in relation to composers, considering elements of biography, influence, and shifting attitudes toward a composer's work over time.
And now for something completely different. [This book] features beloved English comedian and actor John Cleese in the role of Ivy League professor at Cornell University. In almost twenty years as professor-at-large, Cleese has shared many talks, essays, and lectures on campus. This collection of his very best moments under his mortarboard provides a unique view of Cleese's endless pursuit of intellectual discovery across a range of topics. Since 1999, he has inspired Cornell students and local citizens with his ideas on everything from scriptwriting to psychology, religion to hotel management, and wine to medicine. Cleese's incredibly popular events and classes--including talks, workshops, and an analysis of A Fish Called Wanda and Life of Brian--draw hundreds of people. He has delivered a sermon at Sage Chapel, narrated Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, conducted a class on screenwriting, and lectured on psychology and human development. Each time Cleese has visited the campus in Ithaca, New York, he has held a public presentation, attended and or lectured in classes, and met privately with researchers. From the archives of these visits, [this book] includes an interview with screenwriter William Goldman, a lecture about creativity entitled, Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, talks about Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian, a discussion of facial recognition, and Cleese's musings on group dynamics with business students and faculty. Professor at Large provides a window into the workings of John Cleese's scholarly mind, showcasing the wit and intelligence that have driven his career as a comedian, while demonstrating his knack of pinpointing the essence of humanity and human problems.--Dust jacket.
From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson's sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives amongst other humans. She collects her crushes like ill cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures readers that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a date in the first place? With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You've Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.
Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight ache in the heart. A first-rate and riveting collection. 'Lorrie Moore A fresh, acute, and even profound collection that centers around two core (and related) issues of American identity: faith, in general and the specific forms Christianity takes in particular; and the challenges of living in the Midwest when culture is felt to be elsewhere. What does it mean to be a believing Christian and a Midwesterner in an increasingly secular America where the cultural capital is retreating to both coasts' The critic and essayist Meghan O'Gieblyn was born into an evangelical family, attended the famed Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for a time before she had a crisis of belief, and still lives in the Midwest, aka Flyover Country. She writes of her existential dizziness, a sense that the rest of the world is moving while you remain still, and that rich sense of ambivalence and internal division inform the fifteen superbly thoughtful and ironic essays in this collection. The subjects of these essays range from the rebranding (as it were) of Hell in contemporary Christian culture (Hell), a theme park devoted to the concept of intelligent design (Species of Origin), the paradoxes of Christian Rock (Sniffing Glue), Henry Ford's reconstructed pioneer town of Greenfield Village and its mixed messages (Midwest World), and the strange convergences of Christian eschatology and the digital so-called Singularity (Ghosts in the Cloud). Meghan O'Gieblyn stands in relation to her native Midwest as Joan Didion stands in relation to California - which is to say a whole-hearted lover, albeit one riven with ambivalence at the same time.
This collection of eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen's devoted readership has come to know and love --
A devastatingly hilarious satire that cuts closer to the truth than any nonfiction account: the creator and star of Comedy Central's acclaimed The President Show opens the vault and imagines Donald J. Trump's presidential archives, exposing documents from his childhood in Queens to his toddlerhood in the Oval Office--Dust jacket.
Feminine traits that were once disparaged as weaknesses -such as sensitivity, intuition, and emotionality- are reclaimed as powerful strengths that can be embraced as the keys to a happier life.--Back cover.
Patterned after Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style, this third edition concisely summarizes the substantial existing research on the art and science of mentoring. W. Brad Johnson's and Charles R. Ridley's classic guide, The Elements of Mentoring, reduces this wealth of published material on the topic to the seventy-five most important and pithy truths for mentors in all fields. Here are the 75 practices of master mentors. These include what excellent mentors do, what makes an excellent mentor, how to set up a successful mentor-mentee relationship, how to work through problems that develop between mentoring pairs, how to mentor with cultural humility and in diverse mentorships, what it means to mentor with integrity, and how to end the relationship when it has run its course. Succinct and comprehensive, this is a must-have for any mentor or mentor-to-be. -- Amazon.com.
Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people--
In Special Deliveries, Dr. Kington tells the story of his transformative decision to retool from accountant/actuary to obstetrician/gynecologist. His journey begins at the theater watching Coming Home starring Jon Voight when Dr. Kington turned to his wife and said Honey, that's what I want to do. I want to be a doctor. (He had never even taken a science course.) His route is lined with risk and joy, and peppered with unforgettable people. Special Deliveries is in turn poignant, funny, hearbreaking, and reassuring. --Page  of cover.
What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands? With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents,this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how and why these men and others betrayed their country and what this cost Britain and its allies. Enemies Within is a new history of the influence of Moscow on Britain told through the stories of those who chose to spy for the Soviet Union. It also challenges entrenched assumptions about abused trust, corruption and Establishment cover-ups that began with the Cambridge Five and the disappearance of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean on the night boat to Saint-Malo in 1951. In a book that is as intellectually thrilling as it is entertaining and illuminating, Richard Davenport-Hines traces the bonds between individuals, networks and organisations over generations to offer a study of character, both individual and institutional. At its core lie the operative traits of boarding schools, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Intelligence Division, Foreign Office, MI5, MI6 and Moscow Centre. Davenport-Hines tells many stories of espionage, counter-espionage and treachery. With its vast cope, ambition and scholarship, Enemies Within charts how the undermining of authority, the rejection of expertise and the suspicion of educational advantages began, and how these have transformed the social and political temper of modern Britain.
Etheridge Knight often introduced himself at poetry readings by saying, I died in Korea from a shrapnel wound and narcotics resurrected me. I died in 1960 from a prison sentence and poetry brought me back to life. He was a black man born in Corinth, Mississippi, in 1931 - a Korean War veteran, a junkie, an ex-con, a con man, a bluesman, a great poet and teacher. While Knight was incarcerated at the Indiana State Prison from 1960-1968, his writing drew the mentorship of Gwendolyn Brooks and resulted in the publication of his first collection, Poems from Prison, in 1968 by Dudley Randall's heralded Broadside Press. Knight published three more books fo poems, Belly Song, Born of a Woman, and The Essential Etheridge Knight, for which he won an American Book Award. Etheridge Knight also received the Shelley Award form the Poetry Society of America, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He died in 1991 in Indianapolis. -- back cover.~A book of lectures by Terrance Hayes.--
In her arresting collection, urgently relevant for our times, poet Emily Jungmin Yoon confronts the histories of sexual violence against women, focusing in particular on so-called comfort women, Korean women who worked in Japanese-occupied territories during World War II. In wrenching language, A Cruelty Special to Our Species unforgettably describes the brutalities of war and the fear and sorrow of those whose lives and bodies were swept up by a colonizing power, amplifying the voices of an oppressed group of people whose histories have often been erased and overlooked. What is a body in a stolen country? Yoon asks. What is right in war? Moving readers through time, space, and different cultures, and bringing vivid life to the testimonies and confessions of the victims, Yoon takes possession of a painful and shameful history even while unearthing moments of rare beauty in acts of resistance and resilience, and in the instinct to survive and bear witness.--Jacket flap.~A piercing debut collection of poems from a sensational new talent exploring gender, race, and violence.--Jacket flap.
These new poems upend genre in a vernacular that enacts, like nothing else, the way we speak (inside and out) today. From walking around Marfa and New York City with an orange pit bull to Myles's transcendent acceptance speech as president, Evolution lifts a can of Diet Coke as an End-of-the-World toast to embodiment, irreverence, and risk.--Jacket.
Like a domestic Dante navigating the dark woods of mid-life, Richard Sanger looks back at raising children while he confronts the mortality of aging relatives and mentors. Equally attuned to the domestic and the restless, to the hum of the city and the silence of northern lakes, these poems are heartfelt and wry, playful and wise. Sanger deftly picks a path, finding his bearings best when he is lost / in some dark forest.--
Explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover.~Back to Human explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover--
A detailed profile of an alternative lifestyle known as FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early), in which participants strive to retire in their 30s or 40s by living frugally, saving creatively, and investing efficiently. Participants in the movement share personal stories and financial strategies with the author--
Are you ready to become a seed-starting and -saving champion? Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf will walk you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy. In this book you'll find: Extensive plant entries that cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers; Tips and hints, such as how to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate; Lists to help you find the best plants to add to your garden, whether you want heirloom tomatoes for hot, humid climates or a rainbow of eggplants; Simple DIY projects to aid your seed-starting and -saving adventure; And much more! Whether you're an experienced gardner new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you'll soon have health, productive, beautiful plants for your garden--Page 4 of cover.
There's never been a book about food like Let's Eat France! A book that feels literally larger than life, it is a feast for food lovers and Francophiles, combining the completist virtues of an encyclopedia and the obsessive visual pleasures of infographics with an enthusiast's unbridled joy. Here are classic recipes, including how to make a pot-au-feu, eight essential composed salads, pâté en croûte, blanquette de veau, choucroute, and the best ratatouille. Profiles of French food icons like Colette and Curnonsky, Brillat-Savarin and Bocuse, the Troigros dynasty and Victor Hugo. A region-by-region index of each area's famed cheeses, charcuterie, and recipes. Poster-size guides to the breads of France, the wines of France, the oysters of France--even the frites of France. You'll meet endive, the belle of the north; discover the croissant timeline; understand the art of tartare; find a chart of wine bottle sizes, from the tiny split to the Nebuchadnezzar (the equivalent of 20 standard bottles); and follow the family tree of French sauces. Adding to the overall delight of the book is the random arrangement of its content (a tutorial on mayonnaise is next to a list of places where Balzac ate), making each page a found treasure. It's a book you'll open anywhere--and never want to close.
How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement.
This vegan cookbook is packed with healthy, delicious recipes that will appeal to adults and children alike. Using grains, pulses, and other natural meat- and dairy-free alternatives as the base ingredient, you'll get a breakdown of nutritional value for each meal. Included are flex options so you can add meat or dairy to please nonvegan or flexitarian members of the household.~Offers over one hundred plant-based recipes, including almond milk oatmeal with grapefruit and cocoa, seitan gyros with plant-based tzatziki, gazpacho salad with hot sauce dressing, and rhubarb sorbet with lemon.
As long as she can remember, Leah Dieterich has had the mysterious feeling that she's been searching for a twin--that she belongs as one of an intimate pair. It begins with friends, dance partners, and her own reflection in the mirror as she studies ballet growing up; continues with physical and emotional attractions to girlfriends in college; and leads her, finally, to Eric, whom she moves across the country for and marries. But her steadfast, monogamous relationship leaves her with questions she can't answer about her sexuality and her identity, so she and her husband decide to try an open marriage. How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, their evolving selfhoods, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together? Can they pursue other sexual partners, even live in separate cities, and keep their original passionate bond alive? Vanishing Twins looks for answers in psychology, science, pop culture, art, architecture, Greek mythology, dance, and language to create a lucid, suspenseful portrait of a woman testing the limits and fluidities of love--
Lately, more and more people have been turning to the keto diet for its high-fat, low carb approach to health and weight-loss. But with so many rules and restrictions, how do you know where to begin? (And what if you're just not ready to give up pizza?!) Keto Basics is here to show you how easy to follow the keto diet can be, and how you can make it work for you, not the other way around! Keto Diets acknowledges that just because a popular diet works one way for one person doesn't mean it'll work the same way for you. Instead, it offers simple, easy to understand explanations and one hundred tips, tricks, and advice on how to adapt the keto diet to fit your needs! Say goodbye to the one-size-fits-all approach to the keto diet with Keto Basics.--
Tackle your biggest storage problems with our all-new organization book, The Family Handyman Ultimate Storage Solutions. Inside you'll discover 450+ clever projects & tips that will help you manage the mess in one weekend or less! Learn how to customize a garage storage system. Declutter your entryway. Optimize kitchen storage. Or, build the ultimate garden shed. Designed for every level of do-it-yourselfer, we've included a 54-page DIY skills tutorial that shows you how to correctly use tools and complete project tasks. And a special section on Hacks and Shortcuts!
LITERARY LANDSCAPES delves deep into the geography, location, and terrain of our best-loved literary works and looks at how setting and environmental attributes influence storytelling, character, and our emotional response as readers. Fully illustrated with hundreds of full-color images throughout. Some stories couldn't happen just anywhere. As is the case with all great literature, the setting, scenery, and landscape are as central to the tale as any character, and just as easily recognized. LITERARY LANDSCAPES brings together more than 50 literary worlds and examines how their description is intrinsic to the stories that unfold within their borders. Follow Leopold Bloom's footsteps around Dublin. Hear the music of the Mississippi River steamboats that set the score for Huckleberry Finn. Experience the rugged bleakness of New Foundland in Annie Proulx's The Shipping News or the soft Neapolitan breezes in My Brilliant Friend. The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. LITERARY LANDSCAPES will transport you to the fictions greatest lands and allow you to connect to the story and the author's intent in a whole new way--
For 167 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of political reporting. This fascinating book, edited by the illustrious Andrew Rosenthal, captures the sweep and scope of the newspaper's unparalleled coverage. In today's turbulent world, The New York Times's political reporting is more relevant than ever--not only for the news itself, but because of the paper's high-profile advocacy for the freedom of the press. This anthology explores TheTimes's political coverage from 1851 to today, examining what has changed and what remains the same. It includes everything from memorable campaigns and elections to controversial legislation, scandals, and issues ranging from immigration, race, and gender to the economy and war. Compiled by famed New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal, this compelling volume contains approximately 80 stories, 45 illustrations, and commentary and annotations. -- provided by publisher
Popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline writes poignantly about living with two debilitating autoimmune diseases and presents advice and practical tips for living with an invisible chronic illness. Do you live with a chronic, debilitating, yet invisible condition? You may feel isolated, out of step, judged, lonely, or misunderstood--and that's on top of dealing with the symptoms of your actual illness. Take heart. You are not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. Written by a blogger who suffers from two autoimmune diseases, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness offers peer-to-peer support to help you stay sane, be your own advocate, and get back to living your life. This smart, compelling guide is written for anyone suffering with an illness no one can see--such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Lyme disease, lupus, dysautonomia, or even multiple sclerosis (MP). This book will tell you everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition--from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You'll also learn to navigate judg-y or skeptical relatives and strangers and--most importantly--manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn't mean you can't live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how--
Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is a high school freshman and an aspiring musician. He daydreams about the day when his band, Goat Cheese Pizza, records their first monster hit single, and they all pile into his van for their cross-country, sold-out concert tour. Between naps, study hall and band practice, Jeremy still manages to find time to be the star of the hugely popular comic strip, Zits.
Even with overflowing inboxes, thousands of unread notifications, and unmet deadlines, most people still can't manage to take control of their time and stop procrastinating. The End of Procrastination tackles this ubiquitous issue head on, helping you stop putting off work and reclaim your time. Author Petr Ludwig shows that ending procrastination is more than a wise time management strategy-- it's essential to developing a sense of purpose and leading a happier more fulfilled life.
Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more.
Identifies the five principles that people who have made breakthrough changes in the world have followed, including making a big bet, taking bold risks, learning from failure, reaching beyond their comfort zone, and letting urgency conquer fear.
A reference to all seventeen Super Mario games includes an interview with the producer of the series and tips on how to find every coin, star, and mushroom.
From paintings by an artist with no arms or legs to sculptures made entirely of salt, you'll find some of the most fascinating and unbelievable pieces of art from the Ripley's Believe It or Not! collection. Designed as an elegant art book meets the eclectic one-of-a-kind Ripley's archives and exhibits, Odd Is Art is a visually stunning book that will delight and amaze art lovers and Ripley fans alike--Publisher's website.
From how it all began to the cusp of our future ventures, travel through 100 y ears of our fascinating history ... believe it or not!
Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.
Make dinner a breeze with The Easy-Freeze Slow Cooker Cookbook! Having an incredible meal on the table doesn't have to be a nightly struggle. These delicious recipes are specially designed for easy preparation so that you can have a month's worth of meals made in just a couple of hours! The easy-to-follow recipes and tools for organizing your freezer meals will make the question of what's for dinner a problem of the past. With The Easy-Freeze Slow Cooker Cookbook, you can spend less time worrying about how to get dinner on the table, and enjoy more time around it!--Provided by publisher.
Every fall, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to Central Mexico. West Coast populations make a similar though much shorter trip to coastal California. The National Wildlife Federation calls the monarch migration one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world. Not long ago, monarchs numbered in the billions, but in the last 20 years their population has dropped by 90%, due to habitat loss from pesticides, modern farming practices, urban development and other human activity. An estimated one million acres of habitat are lost each year. But today, an army of citizen scientists, students and gardeners is engaged in restoring this beloved pollinator's habitat -- the wildflowers and milkweed and feeding corridors -- so that one of nature's most beautiful creatures will still be there for generations to come. And it starts in our own backyards.
Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time--~Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time. Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These weird parenting wins were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For example, there's the dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a flat daddy out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father. Every parent and kid is unique, and as we get to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topics from The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person (on hygiene, potty training, and manners) to The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets because...it might turn her poop pink--
Why do some changes occur, and others don't? What are the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements, while others falter? How Change Happens examines the leadership approaches, campaign strategies, and ground-level tactics employed in a range of modern social change campaigns. The book explores successful movements that have achieved phenomenal impact since the 1980s--tobacco control, gun rights expansion, LGBT marriage equality, and acid rain elimination. It also examines recent campaigns that seem to have fizzled, like Occupy Wall Street, and those that continue to struggle, like gun violence prevention and carbon emissions reduction. And it explores implications for movements that are newly emerging, like Black Lives Matter. By comparing successful social change campaigns to the rest, How Change Happens reveals powerful lessons for changemakers who seek to impact society and the planet for the better in the 21st century--~Discover how those who change the world do so with this thoughtful and timely book. Why do some changes occur, and others don't? What are the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements, while others falter? How Change Happens examines the leadership approaches, campaign strategies, and ground-level tactics employed in a range of modern social change campaigns. The book explores successful movements that have achieved phenomenal impact since the 1980s tobacco control, gun rights expansion, LGBT marriage equality, and acid rain elimination. It also examines recent campaigns that seem to have fizzled, like Occupy Wall Street, and those that continue to struggle, like gun violence prevention and carbon emissions reduction. And it explores implications for movements that are newly emerging, like Black Lives Matter. By comparing successful social change campaigns to the rest, How Change Happens reveals powerful lessons for changemakers who seek to impact society and the planet for the better in the 21st century. Author Leslie Crutchfield is a writer, lecturer, social impact advisor, and leading authority on scaling social innovation. She is Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and co-author of two previous books, Forces for Good and Do More than Give. She serves as a senior advisor with FSG, the global social impact consulting firm. She is frequently invited to speak at nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate events, and has appeared on shows such as ABC News Now and NPR, among others. She is an active media contributor, with pieces appearing in The Washington Post. Fortune.com, CNN/Money and Harvard Business Review.com. Examines why some societal shifts occur, and others don't Illustrates the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements Looks at the approaches, strategies, and tactics that changemakers employ in order to effect widescale change. Whatever cause inspires you, advance it by applying the must-read advice in How Change Happens whether you lead a social change effort, or if youre tired of just watching from the outside and want to join the fray, or if you simply want to better understand how change happens, this book is the place to start--
Capturing the fleeting, yet universal, impressions of what it means to be a daughter, [this book] is the life-affirming memoir of a woman making and remaking her life in her mother's image. Writing in prose that hums with humor and grace, brilliant debut author Sarah McColl seeks the answer to a question that has haunted her for years: Can you explain what people mean when they say, You are just like your mother? Through a series of vivid scenes and memories, McColl reveals her late mother, Allison, as a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of red-headed children. When Sarah's own young marriage begins to splinter, Allison is there to attest that there's a lesson in it all, knowing heartbreak firsthand: 'It's not too late to start over... You don't always have to be a good girl.' But as Sarah comes to grips, Allison is diagnosed with cancer, and she drops everything to return to the family farmhouse to tend to her mother in the best way she knows how--by sweating over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. Sarah and Allison's intimacy is illuminated in afternoons bent over the vegetable garden, in cherry pits discarded at the bottom of a bowl, in lopsided cakes, and in conversations at the dinner table neither of them can bear to see end. Mining the losses of both her marriage and her beloved mother, McColl boldly confronts her own identity as a woman, walking in the footsteps of the woman who came before her. 'A diamond in book form' (Molly Wizenberg), Joy Enough is a breathtaking account of clinging fast to the joy left behind.--Dust jacket.
In the tradition of Roxane Gay's Hunger, a searing, honest, and candid exploration of what it's like to live as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who decided he had to change his life as he neared the age of fifty weighing in at 460 pounds. --
Shoshana Zuboff, named the true prophet of the information age by the Financial Times, has always been ahead of her time. Her seminal book In the Age of the Smart Machine foresaw the consequences of a then-unfolding era of computer technology. Now, three decades later she asks why the once-celebrated miracle of digital is turning into a nightmare. Zuboff tackles the social, political, business, personal, and technological meaning of surveillance capitalism as an unprecedented new market form. It is not simply about tracking us and selling ads, it is the business model for an ominous new marketplace that aims at nothing less than predicting and modifying our everyday behavior--where we go, what we do, what we say, how we feel, who we're with. The consequences of surveillance capitalism for us as individuals and as a society vividly come to life in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism's pathbreaking analysis of power. The threat has shifted from a totalitarian big brother state to a universal global architecture of automatic sensors and smart capabilities: A big other that imposes a fundamentally new form of power and unprecedented concentrations of knowledge in private companies--free from democratic oversight and control--
An unforgettable account of a quietly remarkable life, Robert Brown's memoir takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments from the 20th century, where the lessons he learned at his grandmother's knee helped him shape America as we know it today. -- Publisher annotation.
For years Journalist Marianne Power lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guides on how to live your best life, dipping in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. Then, one day, she woke up to find that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart--and she set out to make some big changes. Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive perfect existence--the one without debt, anxiety, or hangover Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town and met the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams--really did lie in the pages of our best known and acclaimed self help books. She vowed to test a book a month for one year, following its advice to the letter, taking what she hoped would be the surest path to a flawless new her. But as the months passed and Marianne's reality was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better?With humor, audacity, disarming candor and unassuming wisdom, in Help Me Marianne Power plumbs the trials and tests of being a modern woman in a have it all culture, and what it really means to be our very best selves.
Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully, Pipher writes, we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.--Dust jacket.
Offer sweet and savory baking recipes for vegan, vegetarian, eggless, and dairy-free baked goods and breads that are quick and simple, including such options as onion tart, Hawaiian pizza, banana bread, apricot strudel tart, and sesame bagels.
Within the Marvel Universe, heroes soar high in the skies, ready to battle the villains who threaten their world. Yet living in the shadow of these extraordinary icons are ordinary men and women who view the Marvels with a mixture of fear, disbelief, envy and admiration. Among them is Phil Sheldon, a New York City photojournalist who has dedicated his career to covering the exploits of the Marvels and their effect on humankind.
Classic Superman stories spanning 1938 to 2012 and including the first appearances of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude, and others.
Are you technically a grown-up, but still feel like a dumb baby? Ever find yourself toddling through life while everyone around you is winning at self-care, work and relationships? The Rugrats are here to help you face the daily struggle and be your best self.