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"With a name like Zoom, how can this turtle be so slow?" Hooray! The turtle races are in town! And Michelle borrows a cute little turtle named Zoom for the event. But Michelle has a problem. Zoom is really s-l-o-w. There's no way she'll win. So, how do you train a turtle? And what do you do when she won't even come out of her shell? Michelle's about to find out!
Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.
Anita Desai's new book, hailed as "unsparing, yet tender and funny,"* brilliantly confirms her place among today's foremost Indian writers. FASTING, FEASTING takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate, delicate web of family conflict. It tells the moving story of Uma, the plain older daughter of an Indian family, tied to the household of her childhood and tending to her parents' every extravagant demand, and of her younger brother, Arun, across the world in Massachusetts, bewildered by his new life in college and the suburbs, where he lives with the Patton family. Published in Britain to rave reviews, FASTING, FEASTING is "rich in the sensuous atmosphere, elegiac pathos, and bleak comedy at which the author excels" (The Spectator). From the overpowering warmth of Indian culture to the cool center of the American family, it captures the physical -- and emotional -- fasting and feasting that define two distinct cultures. *(Times Literary Supplement)
This book explores eating disorders, providing both a social history of Anorexia and scientific case studies
Since the early 1980s, economic experts have recommended "downsizing" as the best way for U.S. corporations to remain competitive. Reducing unnecessary staff would lower costs, increase profits, and transform these companies into lean, mean production machines. As many American businesses pursued this strategy-often in the wake of mergers and acquisitions that left them with an unwieldy layer of middle management-and raised their bottom line, it seemed the experts were right. Yet as David M. Gordon shows in this iconoclastic book, most of them have really only gone halfway. They are "mean," but far from lean. Tracing the overall employment patterns of the past decade, Gordon shows that most American companies actually employ more managers and supervisors than ever before. These ever-increasing functionaries control company payrolls and pay themselves generous salaries-at the expense of average workers. For despite a steadily growing economy the real wages of the American worker have been falling for the past 20 years. To explain this decline and the much-debated "wage gap" that resulted, pundits and professors invoke various causes ranging from the flow of production jobs overseas to the average worker's lack of the technological skills needed in today's "knowledge economy." But Gordon exposes the single greatest factor in this decline, a corporate strategy that penalizes line workers and hinders businesses from competing effectively in world markets: the simultaneous overstaffing of management hierarchies and the inadequate compensation of workers. Instead of sharing profits with their employees, thus encouraging them to work harder, management has more often opted to prod workers by instilling fear of layoffs. Gordon unerringly plots the shortsighted and disastrous course of U.S. corporations, and documents the tremendous social and personal costs to their employees. Yet in addition to telling the harsh truth about downsizing, he suggests policies to ensure fairer business practices. Wages can increase- indeed, they must-as the economy begins to perform more efficiency. U.S. corporations have become fat and mean. They need to become lean and decent-not just for the sake of their workers, but for the sake of their competitive advantage. This provocative and original book shows how they can.
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Kelly is Fat Boy Fat, the largest kid in his Scottish community, who's made to feel useless at everything. Only his family knows he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy is determined to keep it that way.
Award-winning fitness expert Joyce Vedral--author of Now or Never and The 12-Minute Total-Body Workout--offers an age-fighting plan to tone muscles and burn off fat.
Kids of all sizes think about being fat or thin or in between. This book is about kids sent to camp to lose weight. Could you go to a camp where the sugarless syrup on the one pancake you get tastes like mouthwash? The camp is in Mountainburg. Home of fortune-telling chickens, the infamous Tator Family, and Camp Noo Yoo. Yes, Camp Noo Yoo, where frantic parents send their pudgy little darlings in hopes that a diet of shredded carrots with raisins will turn them into pre-adolescent fashion plates. Or at least help them shed a few of those socially unacceptable extra pounds. Fed up with the jeering and abuse at Camp Noo Yoo, Ralph and Sylvia Nebula and their new friend, Mavis Goldfarb, hop a bus back home to Pokooksie. There, they seek revenge. Revenge on their parents. Revenge on Dr. Frizzbender, founder of Anti-Fat Day. And revenge on Richard "Dick" Tator, the overweight and overbearing owner of Camp Noo Yoo. Enter the world of Pinkwater, where size is not an obstacle, but a source of strength, and where your favorite poison, be it a Twinkie, a Krispy Kreme doughnut, or a banana split, is always at arms reach. This book may have the shortest chapters in history. There are 62 chapters in 89 pages. Chapter 15 is only 10 words long. Chapter 55 is so short that it's completely missing. Read this book with someone you love--and treat yourself to cookies and milk while you're at it.
Saddle up, cowpokes, and get ready for the Wild, Wild West! Ralph, Sylvia, and Mavis, the pudgy pranksters from FAT CAMP COMMANDOS, are back -- and this time they are out to shake up the sleepy Western town of Horny Toad.
You are what you eat. . . . Cat smart, sassy, and funny but thin, she's not. Until her class science project. That's when she winds up doing an experiment on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living and eating like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits. As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren't too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. . . . This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves. From the Hardcover edition.
Cats are not meant to save the world. Fitz the cat is supposed to be enjoying the normal activities savored by those of the feline persuasion-napping (a lot), nibbling on house plants, sharpening his claws on expensive furniture, and, most importantly, never, ever doing what a human wants him to. But instead, thanks to Zeke, Stephanie, and Hector-those meddling, tuna-hatin', whiskerless kids who dragged him down to Underwhere-Fitz has bigger fish to fry (though, of course, he prefers his fish raw). Not only has he started thinking like a human, he's actually helping them recover the stolen Scepter of Underwhere, battle a wild pack of triceradoodles, outwit a roaming band of savage mice, and foil the plans of the strange new movie director in town, who happens to smell awfully familiar. . . .
Marty Louise finds a blind stray cat and worries that her mother will not let her keep him.
Judi, a middle schooler, starts a 3 month diary as part of her English class requirements. She decides she is too fat and tries various ways of losing weight. She often writes about the skinniest girl in 8th grade, Nancy Pratt, whom she looks up to. Later, Nancy teaches her about bingeing and purging, which Judi soon follows. Judi loses control over her developing eating disorder, but just as Nancy is taken to a residential treatment facility for girls with eating disorders, Judi confesses all to a teacher, then her mother, and starts therapy. Written in a compelling diary format, this is an excellent book for young teens with some good lessons thrown in. Things Judi learns: she wasn't any happier at 120 pounds than at 127, her problems actually became worse, covering up her behaviors became increasingly harder for her and her guilt grew. Bookshare has a number of books about eating disorders.
a Kate Jasper mystery. A cooking class goes sour when the main dish is murder...
No fat with a tasty new twist! Dr. Gabe Mirkin has helped thousands of Americans lose weight and lower their cholesterol through his nationally syndicated radio talk shows and fitness newsletter. Here he presents 250 deliciously simple, meatless recipes plus a medically tested health-and-fitness plan--a must for anyone who wants to lost weight and feel better.
Atkins works! Eat grapefruit -- shed weight! Pilates gives you "long, lean muscles -- no bulk!" Each day we are bombarded with conflicting fitness information, promises, and advice -- from the Internet, magazines, books, TV, advertising, experts, trainers, coaches, friends. But how do you know whom you can trust?In The Fat-Free Truth, Liz Neporent and Suzanne Schlosberg cut through the noise, synthesize the literature, and get to the truth by providing 239 accurate, straight-shooting answers to America's most pressing fitness and weight-loss questions. No one understands the excess of misinformation out there better than Liz and Suzanne. For ten years, Suzanne has written Shape's "Weight Loss Q&A," the most popular column in the country's largest fitness magazine. Liz fields weekly questions as the "Fit by Friday" columnist for iVillage, the leading Internet site for women's issues. Together they receive more than a thousand questions a month from people nationwide. Frank, funny, and endlessly informative, The Fat-Free Truth assembles in one place everything you really need to know to get fit and stay fit -- and to keep your sanity while doing so.
Jeff Lyons is both repelled and fascinated by Ellen de Luca, the fat girl in his ceramics class. The "crumbs of kindness" he tosses her way soon turn into advice on weight loss, college, clothes ... until good-looking Jeff dumps his girlfriend to be with the fat girl! As Ellen changes, Jeff resents the happy, independent young woman he has unleashed.
Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs, Peck's debut collection of funny personal essays and poems, covers her unique childhood and her life as a chubby lesbian. In the title story, Peck describes how she came to determine that "no self-respecting fat girl ever really trusts a lawn chair", and in "Wounded in Action", describes her hilarious adventures in softball, where she recounts how she ran "with the grace and delicacy of perhaps a hippopotamus". Some narratives are even told by Peck's cat, Babycakes.
What Type Are You? ·Do you crave foods such as chocolate and feel you can't stop eating them? (Phenotype A = Addictive) ·Does high blood pressure run in your family? (Phenotype B = Blood pressure) ·Do you have a strong family history of heart disease? (Phenotype C = Cardiovascular) ·Do you have an apple- instead of a pear-shaped body? (Phenotype D = Diabetic) ·Do you find that food calms you down? (Phenotype E = Emotional) ·Do you suffer monthly from PMS bloat, have leftover pregnancy pounds, or a menopause tummy? (Phenotype H = Hormonal) Take the phenotype quiz and learn how to manage your weight based on your individual type! Your Personal Blueprint For Permanent Weight Loss Have you tried diet after diet only to lose weight and then gain it right back? It's easy to blame yourself for this yo-yo dieting, but the truth is that no diet works the same way for everyone. Scientists have now discovered that your genes may be making you fat! What you really need to battle the bulge is an eating plan specifically tailored to the needs of your genetic blueprint. Dr. Susan Mitchell and Dr. Catherine Christie, using cutting-edge genetic research, have created diet plans that have helped scores of clients lose weight and keep it off. In Fat Is Not Your Fate, they give you the tools you need to outsmart your own genes. An in-depth questionnaire will help you identify which of the six gene-based phenotypes best applies to you. A = Addictive B = Blood pressure C = Cardiovascular D = Diabetic E = Emotional H = Hormonal From there you'll be able to follow your own personal nutrition plan designed to satisfy your physical and emotional needs. The program can be put to work immediately and includes: ·Menu plans for when you have a lot of time and when you don't ·Your optimum caloric intake ·Your optimum fat-protein-carb balance ·Which supplements to take for best results Your plan will also detail when you should eat, which food combinations work best, how to avoid dieting pitfalls and handle relapses, how to manage environmental triggers, and the most effective ways to exercise. Having put this diet to work with scores of clients (whose testimonials appear throughout the book), Drs. Mitchell and Christie have refined a scientifically based plan that really achieves weight loss. This diet will not only get the weight off but will also improve your health, lower your risk of disease, and help you feel great. Fat Is Not Your Fate is the only book tailored to your genes and the last diet book you will ever need.
Troy Billings, at 6'1", 296 pounds, is standing at the edge of a subway platform seriously contemplating suicide when he meets Curt MacCrae, a sage-like, semi-homeless punk guitar genius who also happens to be a drop-out legend at Troy's school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. "I saved your life. You owe me lunch," Curt tells Troy, and Troy can't imagine refusing; after all, think of the headline: FAT KID ARGUES WITH PIECE OF TWINE. But with Curt, Troy gets more than he bargained for and soon finds himself recruited as Curt's drummer. "We'll be called Rage/Tectonic. Sort of a punk rock, Clash sort of thing," Curt informs him. There's only one problem. Troy can't play the drums. Oh yes, and his father thinks Curt's a drug addict. And his brother thinks Troy's a loser. But with Curt, anything is possible. "You'll see," says Curt. "We're going to be HUGE. " In an outstanding, funny, edgy debut, K. L. Going presents two unlikely friends who ultimately save each other.
In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight. Critser's sharp-eyed reportage and sharp-tongued analysis make for a disarmingly funny and truly alarming book. Critser investigates the many factors of American life -- from supersize to Super Mario, from high-fructose corn syrup to the high cost of physical education in schools -- that have converged and conspired to make us some of the fattest people on the planet. He also explains why pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet.
Explores factors in the supersizing of America.
From the #1 national bestselling author of Befriend and Betray, an intimate exposé of a criminal empire and the massacre that nearly started a global biker war.Having once infiltrated the Bandidos for three years in a landmark police operation, Alex Caine is uniquely positioned to reveal the untold story of the Hells Angels' fiercest rivals.Grounded in the crucible of the little understood Shedden massacre of 2006 and one unlikely prospect's descent into the biker lifestyle, The Fat Mexican exposes the violent criminal history of the Bandidos motorcycle club, the Hells Angels' fiercest competition: their violent beginnings, the terror their aggressive expansion caused rivals and innocents alike, and the internal politics and rivalries that drive them to this day.From the Hardcover edition.
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