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The Hypnotist

by Lars Kepler

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide, all of the victims from the same family, captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the grisly murders -- against the wishes of the national police. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is an intended victim -- the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes intended for this boy to die: he has suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and Lapsed into a state of shock. He's in no condition to be questioned. Desperate for information, Linna sees one mode of recourse: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes. It's the sort of work that Bark had sworn he would never do again-ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a Long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.From the Hardcover edition.

The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death.

by Gene Weingarten

When every hiccup sounds like the call of doom, each stomach pang hints at incipient cancer, and a headache means it's time to firm up your last will and testament, The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. provides just the relief you need. Gene Weingarten has spent his whole life immersed in the eclectic details of bizarre symptoms, self-diagnosing every minor ache as a potentially deadly disease. Weingarten examines: The mind of a hypochondriac How your doctor can kill you Ulcers and other visceral fears The snaps, crackles, and pops of your body that spell disaster Things that can take an eye out Interpreting DocSpeak Blending the neurotic anxieties of Woody Allen, the folksiness of Garrison Keillor, and the absurdist vision of Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten conjures up a hilarious prescription for the hypochondriac that lurks inside all of us.

The Hypochondriac's Handbook

by Wendy Marston

Feeling good? Are you sure? This hilarious guide--a sequel to the best-selling Paranoid's Pocket Guide--is guaranteed to make you wonder. With hundreds of symptoms to watch for and in-depth information on the latest germ mutations, this compendium offers compelling proof that there is always something to worry about, even if you seem to be in perfect shape. A must-have for today's health-conscious individual, it also reveals worrisome facts about doctors and insurance companies. It's packed with black-and-white photos documenting everyday items that can menace your health--often seemingly "harmless" items such as a pencil or a water fountain. Fortunately, this book will make you laugh, which releases endorphins and promotes health--for the moment. For soundness of body and mind, read the Hypochondriac's Handbook. Better safe than sorry!

The Hypochondriac's Handbook

by Ian Landau

Sure, everyone gets sick sometimes, but do you realize that plenty of those folks also die slow, unpleasant deaths from diseases that stumped even the experts at top-notch (still privately run) hospitals? That's right: There are plenty of illnesses that even physicians have never heard about. Nodding Disease, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and Cutaneous Horn (yes, you grow a horn) are all featured here in pithy, energetic entries. You won't have to worry about socialized medicine if you have this book-even if your doc could see you within a month, you might die due to his ignorance. Lucky for you and your loved ones, Ian Landau (who has no medical training but is a hell of a researcher) includes: Descriptions of each disease Background and history How to diagnose yourself and others Suggested treatments Prevention methods The book is not for the faint of heart, as it probably could cause cardiac arrest. (And you ain't coming back from that without Ian's help.)

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes

by Brian M. Frier Rory Mccrimmon Simon Heller

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd EditionEdited by:Brian M Frier, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Simon R Heller, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UKRory J McCrimmon, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK If you regularly see patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycaemia and need expert guidance, then this is the book for you.Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition once again provides health professionals involved in the management of people with diabetes with an expertly written, comprehensive guide to hypoglycaemia, the most common and feared side effect of insulin treatment for diabetes. With reference to ADA and EASD guidelines throughout, topics covered include the physiology of hypoglycaemia and the body's response to a low blood glucose, its presentation and clinical features, potential morbidity and optimal clinical management in order to achieve and maintain good glycaemic control. Particular attention is paid to the way hypoglycaemia is managed in different groups of patients, such as the elderly, in children, or during pregnancy.New chapters in this edition include: Psychological effects of hypoglycaemiaTechnology for hypoglycaemia: CSII and CGMExercise management and hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetesNeurological sequelae of hypoglycaemiaValuable for diabetologists, endocrinologists, non-specialist physicians and general practitioners, Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition provides expert clinical guidance to this extremely common and potentially serious complication associated with diabetic management.

Hypoglycemia For Dummies

by James Chow Cheryl Chow

Hypoglycemia simply means "low blood-sugar," but without concrete symptoms it's very hard to diagnose. It is nevertheless a condition that should be watched over carefully. People react differently to low blood sugar as well as to the treatment they receive. Hypoglycemia for Dummies explores this fickle condition and shows you how to manage your blood sugar to feel better.This no-nonsense, plain-English guide lays out the facts you need to maintain a healthy body. It offers expert advice on identifying symptoms, changing lifestyles, and also extensive coverage on diet, exercise, alternative treatments, and the link between low blood sugar and diabetes. This expanded 2nd edition provides:A thorough explanation of hypoglycemia and how it affects your bodyExercise routines that lead to a healthier lifestyleDiet suggestions on what to eat and how oftenA basis for choosing a doctor that's right for youVitamins and supplements that treat your symptomsWays to manage hypoglycemia in the workplaceAn explanation of how hypoglycemia affects family and friendsMethods to de-stress yourselfComplete with tips on helping other hypoglycemics and myth-debunking facts about the disease, Hypoglycemia for Dummies is the fast and simple way to learn and treat the condition, with the help of the most up-to-date medical information available. Escape the blood sugar blues and starting feeling better in no time!

Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

by Philip E. Cryer

Dr. Philip E. Cryer explores iatrogenic hypoglycemia as it affects patients struggling with diabetes. Hypoglycemia in Diabetes focuses on the prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia with careful attention to glycemic management of diabetes. This must-have resource includesDetailed tables and graphics that give visual illustration to complex concepts, including brain scans and physiological defense diagramsSimplified definitions, medical classifications, and guidelinesAn extensive bibliography for further learningDr. Cryer provides new perspectives on this serious complication of diabetes while focusing on preventive measures, including acknowledgement of the problem, application of the principles of aggressive glycemic therapy, consideration of conventional risk factors, and consideration of the risk factors indicative of hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF) in diabetes.

The Hypomanic Edge

by John D. Gartner

Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics -- grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there is an enormous upside in terms of spectacular entrepreneurial zeal, drive for innovation, and material success. Americans may have a lot of crazy ideas, but some of them lead to brilliant inventions. Why is America so hypomanic? It is populated primarily by immigrants. This self-selection process is the boldest natural experiment ever conducted. Those who had the will, optimism, and daring to take the leap into the unknown have passed those traits on to their descendants. Bringing his audacious and persuasive thesis to life, Gartner offers case histories of some famous Americans who represent this phenomenon of hypomania. These are the real stories you never learned in school about some of those men who made America: Columbus, who discovered the continent, thought he was the messiah. John Winthrop, who settled and defined it, believed Americans were God's new chosen people. Alexander Hamilton, the indispensable founder who envisioned America's economic future, self-destructed because of pride and impulsive behavior. Andrew Carnegie, who began America's industrial revolution, was sure that he was destined personally to speed up human evolution and bring world peace. The Mayer and Selznick families helped create the peculiarly American art form of the Hollywood film, but familial bipolar disorders led to the fall of their empires. Craig Venter decoded the human genome, yet his arrogance made him despised by most of his scientific colleagues, even as he spurred them on to make great discoveries. While these men are extraordinary examples, Gartner argues that many Americans have inherited the genes that have made them the most successful citizens in the world.

The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a Lot of) Success in America

by John D. Gartner

Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics -- grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there is an enormous upside in terms of spectacular entrepreneurial zeal, drive for innovation, and material success. Americans may have a lot of crazy ideas, but some of them lead to brilliant inventions. Why is America so hypomanic? It is populated primarily by immigrants. This self-selection process is the boldest natural experiment ever conducted. Those who had the will, optimism, and daring to take the leap into the unknown have passed those traits on to their descendants. Bringing his audacious and persuasive thesis to life, Gartner offers case histories of some famous Americans who represent this phenomenon of hypomania. These are the real stories you never learned in school about some of those men who made America: Columbus, who discovered the continent, thought he was the messiah. John Winthrop, who settled and defined it, believed Americans were God's new chosen people. Alexander Hamilton, the indispensable founder who envisioned America's economic future, self-destructed because of pride and impulsive behavior. Andrew Carnegie, who began America's industrial revolution, was sure that he was destined personally to speed up human evolution and bring world peace. The Mayer and Selznick families helped create the peculiarly American art form of the Hollywood film, but familial bipolar disorders led to the fall of their empires. Craig Venter decoded the human genome, yet his arrogance made him despised by most of his scientific colleagues, even as he spurred them on to make great discoveries. While these men are extraordinary examples, Gartner argues that many Americans have inherited the genes that have made them the most successful citizens in the world.

Hystera

by Leora Skolkin-Smith

Set in the turbulent 1970s when Patty Hearst became Tanya the Revolutionary, HYSTERA is a timeless story of madness, yearning, and identity. After a fatal accident takes her father away, Lillian Weill blames herself for the family tragedy. Tripping through failed love affairs with men and doomed friendships, all Lilly wants is to be sheltered from reality. She retreats from the outside world into a world of delusion and the private terrors of a New York City Psychiatric Hospital.How do we know who we really are? How do we find our true selves under the heavy burden of family and our pasts? In an unpredictable portrait of mental illness, HYSTERA penetrates to the pulsing heart of the questions.WINNER: GLOBAL E-BOOK AWARDS, USA BOOK AWARDS IN FICTIONFINALIST: INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Hysterectomy Waltz

by Merrill Joan Gerber

"It's truly powerful, and acrid, and barbed, and filled with wonderful, and unexpected, turns of phrase and above all it's shocking in its directness and understated anger and sadness and fear... it's an amazing piece of writing."-Cynthia OzickImagine being told before the age of forty that because you have an ovarian cyst, the surgeon wants to take out the "whole kit and caboodle." Imagine being told that "because you already have your children, "who needs all that?" Why not "keep the playground but get rid of the plumbing?" Imagine watching a film strip at the hospital which assures you that though you will no longer have your female organs, you will still have romance in your life and will be "able to waltz the night away with your husband."The Hysterectomy Waltz is a sharp and cynical, funny and tragic comedy, a story of marriage and motherhood under the threat of the knife, a tale of friendship and betrayal.

The I-5 Killer

by Ann Rule

The crimes began in a scatter pattern. One here. Another there. And another hundreds of miles away. All of the victims were females, but then, females are often victims of violent crime.

I Adored a Lord

by Katharine Ashe

Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride?All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society's mean girls.All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton's scheming maidens all competing for a prince's hand in marriage, Ravenna's worst nightmare has come true.Now, playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone.When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they're perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mysteries of love and sex, Vitor's not about to let Ravenna escape until he's gotten what he desires . . .

I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up

by Jesse Ventura

When he left the Navy SEALs to become a professional wrestler for WWF, fans knew him as "Jesse The Body." When he picked up the microphone as a TV commentator and hard-hitting radio talk-show host, he became "Jesse The Mouth." And now that this big, body-slamming, straight-talking, charismatic hero is in the Minnesota governor's office, you had better call him "Jesse The Mind." In a brand-new edition of I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up, the blockbuster hit that spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Jesse Ventura has added an exclusive new chapter in which he speaks candidly for the first time about his controversial first year in office and about Campaign 2000. He also reveals the secrets of his stunning electoral success and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. JESSE THE BODY: "I broke new ground in wrestling in a lot of different ways. That's why I can't work in the business today. I've been banned because I'm known as a rebel." JESSE THE MOUTH: "I quickly became even more popular behind the microphone than I was on the mat, but I was no less outrageous." "I'm loved by some, I'm hated by others, but what the hell - they all know who I am." JESSE THE MIND: "I found out the hard way that whenever you take a stand on an issue, not matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." "I can see a Minnesota that's even better than the one we have now? And I want to show the rest of the nation and the rest of the world what's possible when good people take a stand." "To all Americans who have lost faith in the American Dream, I'm living proof that it's still alive and well." In an inimitable voice, Ventura takes on bloated government, career politicians, and apathetic voters. He tells the wildly colorful story of his six years as part of the Navy's most formidable elite ("A SEAL will defy death at least twice a week"), his nights in the pro-wrestling ring, and his experiences on radio and in films like Predator and Batman and Robin. Born James George Janos in Minneapolis, this towering figure of a man has never forgotten his roots ("I stand for the common man because I am the common man") as he journeys through one extraordinary career after another. Ventura holds nothing back ("If I had told you this story twenty years ago, I could have gotten myself into a world of hurt"), as he tells the story of his life as only he can. Ventura's popularity is astounding. He has been featured on every major national television news and talk show, and the hardcover edition of I Ain't Got Time to Bleed sold a remarkable 185,000 copies and appeared on bestseller lists across the nation, including Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Amazon.com, and Ingram. Ventura will also be a major pundit during 2000's upcoming presidential campaign. I Ain''t Got Time to Bleed is Rocky meets Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - a book that will challenge readers' ideas of traditional government as it introduces them to one of politics' most ferocious new heroes. "Ventura tells the remarkable story of how he became who he is... He's not afraid to point a finger at everyone from the political parties to the media to nonvoters... His book is entertaining and provocative, just like its author." --San Antonio Express-News. "The fascinating tale of his circuitous rise from goof-off kid, to Navy SEAL, to L.A. biker, to professional wrestler, to movie actor, to governor of Minnesota... He's a lot of fun to watch." --The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Ventura lays out his views on pressing political concerns of the day, including taxes, education, gun control, welfare and other hot-button issues. He also details his storied progression from the Navy's most elite squad to the Minnesota governor's mansion." --The Washington Post.

I Ain't Me No More

by E. N. Joy

Helen wasn't just born the devious vixen of New Day Temple of Faith. There has to be something rooted deep within her to make her feed off of the pain she inflicts on other people. Perhaps it is her own pain that she has suppressed for so many years. It's an unimaginable pain that creates an internal prison in which her mind is the only captive.Whatever the cause, once the demons within her break free, those around her better beware.Helen feels no shame about the fact that she hasn't been saved. Will the divas of New Day Temple of Faith think Helen is worth saving? More importantly, can God save Helen from not only her evil past, but from herself?

I Always Loved You

by Robin Oliveira

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas's great romance from the "New York Times "bestselling author of "My Name Is Mary Sutter" The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary's fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships. In "I Always Loved You," Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Epoque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.

I Am

by Rita Milios

Contrasts such differences as "I am big. You are small. I am short. You are tall."

I Am #1: Sacagawea

by Grace Norwich Anthony Vanarsdale

A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river, two lakes, and four mountain peaks named after me. I am featured on the U.S golden dollar. I am Sacagawea. Learn all about this admirable woman, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I AM. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.

I Am a Bacha Posh

by Peter E Chianchiano Jr. Jr. Stephanie Lebrun Ukmina Manoori

"You will be a son, my daughter." With these stunning words Ukmina learned that she was to spend her childhood as a boy.In Afghanistan there is a widespread practice of girls dressing as boys to play the role of a son. These children are called bacha posh: literally "girls dressed as boys." This practice offers families the freedom to allow their child to shop and work-and in some cases, it saves them from the disgrace of not having a male heir. But in adolescence, religion restores the natural law. The girls must marry, give birth, and give up their freedom.Ukmina decided to confront social and family pressure and keep her menswear. This brave choice paved the way for an extraordinary destiny: she wages war against the Soviets, assists the mujaheddin and ultimately commands the respect of all whom she encounters. She eventually becomes one of the elected council members of her province.But freedom always has a price. For "Ukmina warrior" that price was her life as a woman. This is a stunning and brave memoir about a little known practice that will challenge your perceptions about gender and the courage it takes to live your life to the fullest.

I Am a Bunny

by Richard Scarry Ole Risom

I am a bunny. My name is Nicholas. I live in a hollow tree.In the spring, Nicholas likes to sniff the flowers, and in the summer, watch the frogs in the pond. In the fall, he watches the animals getting ready for winter, and in winter, watches the snow falling from the sky. One of Golden's most beloved titles, this beautifully illustrated, gentle story is now available as an eBook.

I Am a Cat

by Natsume Soseki Aiko Ito Graeme Wilson

Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him.The New Yorker called it "a nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."

I Am a Cat

by Natsume Soseki Aiko Ito Graeme Wilson

Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him.A classic of Japanese literature, I Am a Cat is one of Soseki's best-known novels. Considered by many as the greatest writer in modern Japanese history, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a classic novel sure to be enjoyed for years to come.The New Yorker called it "a nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."

I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference

by Thom S. Rainer

Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, "I Am a Church Member" begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a persons attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally. Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion: 1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member 2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and Desires 3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders 4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members 5. I Will Be a Functioning Member 6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift.

I Am a Doctor

by Tamika Jackson

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I Am a Follower

by Leonard Sweet

"FOLLOW ME."These two words echo the heart-defining call of our Lord Jesus Christ to his disciples. Sadly, this life-changing invitation has lost much of its original meaning. Immersed in a society that worships success, we have succumbed to a trendyfixation with leadership. In I Am a Follower, author Leonard Sweet explains how Christians in a twenty-first-century corporate-obsessed culture have shifted away from a Jesus art of following toward a popularized form of leading.Through a colorful mélange of practical applications, imaginative metaphors, and probing biblical exposition based in gospel truth, Sweet reveals that the summons of Jesus and the message of the New Testament point clearly to an emphasis not on imitation but on incarnation, not on leading but on following.Join Sweet on an exciting and intentional journey from leadership cult to followership culture. Discover for yourself the way, the truth, and the abundantlife of following Jesus Christ and what it truly means to "Follow Me"!"At times I felt like I was reading Jeremiah, challenging the shepherds of Israel. This is a much needed and long overdue book."--BOB ROBERTS, senior pastor, Northwood Church"If there was ever a leader who could convince me that it's really never been about leading, that would have to be Len Sweet. May we all, like Len, become followers."--MARK BATTERSON, lead pastor, National Community Church

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