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The 5-Factor World Diet

by Laura Moser Harley Pasternak

Following on the heels of his hugely popular blockbuster, The 5-Factor Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak has searched the world to add a little variety and spice to your weight loss plan. The 5-Factor World Diet takes the 5-Factor principle of five meals a day, five core ingredients, five-minute prep time, and incorporates the best foods and nutritional habits from ten of the world's healthiest countries. While jetting to exotic locales with some of Hollywood's biggest stars as their personal health and fitness expert, Pasternak has sampled local cuisine from many corners of the world. Consequently he has made a fascinating discovery: the farther he journeyed from the United States, the easier it was to seek out foods that were both nourishing and slimming. Now he reveals the international diet secrets of the world's healthiest people, including the self-control technique used by the Japanese that prevents them from overeating. the trick to combating heart disease in France (it's not just the wine). the reason Swedes stay slim and trim year round and have among the highest average life expectancies (80. 74 years). the key to Singapore' s low obesity rate (less than 2%). an explanation why notorious food-loving Italians are among the healthiest people in the world Pasternak also shares helpful advice about ordering in restaurants, as well as pantry-stocking and cooking tips. With suggested menus and more than 120 delicious recipes--from Japanese Chicken Yakatori and French Ratatouille to Chapchae Korean Stirfry and Oven Baked Swedish Meatballs-- The 5-Factor World Diet will keep you healthy, fit, and looking your absolute best.

All Q, No A: More Tales of a 10th Grade Social Climber

by Lauren Mechling Laura Moser

After a tumultuous first semester, Mimi Schulman thinks she's ready to give social climbing a rest and settle into the groove of New York's wacky Baldwin School. She's eager to start over with her friends, reconnect with her dad, and make headway with Max Roth -- the hottest guy in tenth grade. But when an assignment for the school paper turns scandalous and spirals out of control, Mimi finds little time to enjoy her new and improved existence. Instead, she embarks on a roller coaster ride through the underbelly of the New York art world, from the VIP lounge of a shady nightclub to a private Caribbean island populated with washed-up TV stars and fifteen second celebrities. As answers keep slipping through her fingers, Mimi begins to wonder if she'll ever manage to pin down the story and get on with her life. And if so, will her life still be there? "All Q, No A" is a touching comedy that will appeal to anyone who knows what it's like have more questions than answers. Sequel to: The rise and fall of a tenth-grade social climber.

Foreign Exposure

by Laura Moser Lauren Mechling

After two glorious (though somewhat hectic) semesters with her dad in New York City, Mimi must make good on her promise to her parents: summer break with her mom. But it seems going back to her cozy old life in Houston isn't in the cards. Instead, she's dragged off to Berlin, where her mother's been offered a fellowship. After a few weeks of a nightmare nanny job, it becomes clear that Mimi's European vacation isn't much of a vacation after all. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, she receives a call from Lily Morton, her friend from New York, who invites her to London, where an internship at a family friend's magazine awaits. Soon Mimi is at it again-living it up with glamorous friends, pursuing a new crush, and chasing down celebrities at her very entertaining job. For a while, Mimi's convinced she has it made. Never before has fitting in been so easy. If only it could stay that way. Mimi may have gotten a handle on the Empire State-but that's nothing compared to the state of the empire!

Foreign Exposure: The Social Climber Abroad

by Lauren Mechling Laura Moser

After two glorious (though somewhat hectic) semesters with her dad in New York City, Mimi must make good on her promise to her parents: summer break with her mom. But it seems going back to her cozy old life in Houston isn't in the cards. Instead, she"s dragged off to Berlin, where her mother's been offered a fellowship. After a few weeks of a nightmare nanny job, it becomes clear that Mimi's European vacation isn't much of a vacation after all. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, she receives a call from Lily Morton, her friend from New York, who invites her to London, where an internship at a family friend's magazine awaits. Soon Mimi is at it again -- living it up with glamorous friends, pursuing a new crush, and chasing down celebrities at her very entertaining job. For a while, Mimi's convinced she has it made. Never before has fitting in been so easy. If only it could stay that way. Mimi may have gotten a handle on the Empire State -- but that's nothing compared to the state of the empire!

Playground

by Laura Moser 50 Cent

A hard-hitting and inspirational novel about the redemption of a bully from international icon 50 Cent Thirteen-year-old Butterball takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today. Loosely inspired by 50 Cent's own adolescence and written with his teenage son in mind, Playground received wide critical praise--and is now poised to become a perennial classic.

The Rise and Fall of a 10th Grade Social Climber

by Lauren Mechling Laura Moser

After the collapse of her parents' marriage, Mimi Schulman leaves her mother in Houston to look after her befuddled photographer father in New York. Too preoccupied with family problems to think much about her new life, Mimi's first hour at The Baldwin School-an institution where teachers offer psychoanalysis in lieu of grades and students hold cocktail parties in the bathroom between classes-leaves her spinning.When Sam, her childhood best friend, bets her she can't befriend the "cool girls," Mimi accepts the challenge, only to discover that social climbing in New York is no easy task. Fitting in with the blond, all-American popular girls back in Texas was nothing compared to joining Baldwin's clique of raccoon-eyed waifs.Rubbing shoulders with the offspring of diplomats and celebrities, all with secrets and dysfunctions that put her own domestic worries to shame, Mimi finds herself in one bizarre situation to the next-a fake-ID deli, a topless bar, a jacuzzi in Trump Tower-and in the position of winning a bet that threatens to make her lose sight of herself.A coming-of-age story about friendship and betrayal, about brutal honesty and its consequences, The Rise and Fall of a 10th-Grade Social Climber is a novel with heart and a wicked sense of humor.

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