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Today in America, there are 20 million women suffering from hair loss -- a devastating problem that most certainly and often unnecessarily affects a woman's self-image. Whether the loss is due to stress, hormonal imbalance, illness, chemotherapy, or medical side effects, hair loss can be prevented.Hair Savers for Women: A Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss is the first and only book to address this important cosmetic health issue. It covers the very latest solutions and advances in treating female hair loss, from medicine to natural remedies, and introduces women to a whole new world of safe, clinically proven baldness remedies. For women whose hair loss persists, the book discusses surgical alternatives such as hair transplants and scalp reductions, as well as the pros and cons of hair weaves and wigs.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Full of the same straightforward advice that made "The Care and Keeping of You" so popular, this how-to guide offers stylists' tricks on making perfect braids, knots, and ponytails, plus tips on taming flyaways, getting barrettes to stay put, and more.
Can one little wish mess up the life of a nice, ordinary kid? Sure can! Nancy Krulik's funny, popular series begins on a day when nothing goes right for Katie Carew, the kind of day when you wish you could--poof! like magic--be anybody but yourself. Poor Katie soon learns that's when the real trouble starts! Katie is nervous about her upcoming clarinet performance, but Suzanne convinces her that a new haircut is just the thing she needs to wow the audience. And the only place for both girls to go is Cherrydale's newest, most stylish salon. Disaster strikes, however, when Katie is switcherooed into Suzanne's stylist right before her cut. Talk about a hairy situation!
One Kid Against a Pack of Killers With Shay's hombres squatting on their land, John Milman and his daughter Georgia believed they were licked. Then a handsome youngster named The Kid came around offering to tangle with Shay's cutthroats single-handed. Milman couldn't understand why, but when Georgia looked into the Kid's eyes, her heart leapt and she thought she knew the reason. Both she and her father knew that the Kid's guns spelled trouble for Shay, and that the captured waters of Dry Creek would run red when the duel between the Kid and killer exploded.
Want to cut hair but think you don't have the talent? If you've ever dreamed of becoming a painter, a sculptor, or a home decorator, you can cut hair. If you love sewing, drawing, or craft projects, you can cut hair. This book is designed to help you discover your inner artist, easily enhancing your loved one's hairstyles while trimming big bucks off your family budget. Haircutting For Dummies is for people who want to cut their family and friends' hair, as well as those who are entering the field of cosmetology. Cutting hair at home will allow you to save money, be creative, and do something nice for your loved ones. If you're looking to become a licensed stylist, this book will show you how to do simple trims and styles while giving your own creativity room to roam. You'll see how to: Prepare men's and women's hair for cutting Create short, mid-length, and long styles Choose and care for your cutting tools Apply advanced haircutting techniques Seek a career in cutting hair In this easy-to-follow guide, you'll find step-by-step instructions for the latest short, medium, and long hairstyles as well as more involved techniques such as notching and texturing. You get plenty of expert advice in using your tools, following lengths and angles, and creating show-stopping styles, as well as proven guidance in how to: Cut and style straight, curly, or kinky hair Give the perfect shampoo Judge the texture, strength, and health of hair Handle bangs, layers, and sliced hair Use a blow dryer, curling iron, and flat iron Pump up the volume and fight the frizzies Win your family's and friends' haircutting trust Featuring detailed illustrations and model shots, tips on maintaining your own haircut between salon appointments, and special advice on cutting children's hair, Haircutting For Dummies will have you achieving salon- or barbershop-quality results on all types of hair!
This is not a hair book. It's a dark comedy of a spiritual misfit, a child with a dream born into the wrong town. Religious cults, corporate cults, insane clients-Francis can't catch a break. Francis has observed his own inability to fit in since birth, and his decision to be a professional cosmetologist only exacerbates his innate oddness.Daniel LeVesque accepted his cosmically assigned career of cosmetologist after attending the Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology and Hair Design. His writing appears in Punk Globe and numerous anthologies. He currently resides in Oakland, California. This is his first book.
In English and Spanish, a child describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the smell of warm bread.
Ever had an itch you couldn't scratch? Hairy-Nosed Wombat has one, and somebody has chopped down his favourite scratching tree! Join our marsupial hero on an itchity, scratchity adventure as he tries to find the perfect place to scratch his butt. Itchity, scratchity, grumble and groan. A shudder and shake, a snort and a moan. A grunt and a huff, and a spitterly splut. He said "I really need to scratch my butt." This story, written by South Australian author Elizabeth Frankel, and illustrated by Garry Duncan, will charm children and adults alike.
"Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort."-Financial Times "The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos... In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp." -Economist "A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice." -Adam Hochschild "His honest assessment of what the people trying to help Haiti did well-and where they failed-is important for anyone who cares about the country or international aid in general." -Miami Herald
Edwidge Danticat's short story from Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, "The Port-au-Prince Marriage Special," was included in Ms. Magazine's Fall 2013 issue."A worthy sequel that skillfully uses a popular genre to help us better understand an often frustratingly complex and indecipherable society."--Miami Herald"There is danger and regret and fear in these stories, as characters try to negotiate a complex and often confounding land."--Miami Herald, Feature on Haiti Noir 2 Miami launch"This is a great collection of stories set in Haiti."--Book NerdPraise for the original Haiti Noir:"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration."--Publishers Weekly"This anthology will give American readers a complex and nuanced portrait of the real Haiti not seen on the evening news and introduce them to some original and wonderful writers."--Library Journal"While the publisher defines the term 'noir' broadly-requiring sinister tales or crime stories that evoke a strong sense of place and do not have happy endings-the Haiti book offers its own spin with plenty of grisly crime, dire poverty, and references to magic and religion. There is also some tenderness."--New York TimesClassic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancey, and Roxane Gay.The original best-selling Haiti Noir comprised all-new stories by today's best Haitian authors. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature-both short stories and excerpts from longer works-and will be an integral piece of understanding how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume.
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Haiti: A Shattered Nation is the definitive inside account of a country perpetually in headlines and in conflict. Renowned author Elizabeth Abbott, who lived and wrote in Haiti, begins with the notorious Duvaliers--father and son--and explores their legacy to the present day. In 1803, the enslaved people of Haiti vanquished their French masters after a bloody war which left tens of thousands dead. Since then, the Haitian people have endured more than one corrupt regime that drove millions into exile, cowed those who remained, and tortured hundreds of thousands. In this revised and updated edition, Abbott ably shows how the early dictators' legacy shaped modern Haiti as she traces the repercussions of their actions to the present day, and the disastrous earthquake that shook the world.
On January 1, 1804, Haiti shocked the world by declaring independence. Historians have long portrayed Haiti's postrevolutionary period as one during which the international community rejected Haiti's Declaration of Independence and adopted a policy of isolation designed to contain the impact of the world's only successful slave revolution. Julia Gaffield, however, anchors a fresh vision of Haiti's first tentative years of independence to its relationships with other nations and empires and reveals the surprising limits of the country's supposed isolation.Gaffield frames Haitian independence as both a practical and an intellectual challenge to powerful ideologies of racial hierarchy and slavery, national sovereignty, and trade practice. Yet that very independence offered a new arena in which imperial powers competed for advantages with respect to military strategy, economic expansion, and international law. In dealing with such concerns, foreign governments, merchants, abolitionists, and others provided openings that were seized by early Haitian leaders who were eager to negotiate new economic and political relationships. Although full political acceptance was slow to come, economic recognition was extended by degrees to Haiti--and this had diplomatic implications. Gaffield's account of Haitian history highlights how this layered recognition sustained Haitian independence.
RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson is serving with the United Nations in Haiti, a land of brilliant color and vibrant life, Vodou and vast above-ground cemeteries. Ray's job is to train the local police and assist investigations. One call comes in from the home of a wealthy American businessman. The man came home to find his beautiful, young Haitian wife floating face down in the swimming pool. The American embassy and the Haitian police immediately arrest the gardener, and the case is closed. But Ray isn't so sure, and he keeps digging. Until one night he finds himself in a Vodou-saturated cemetery, surrounded by above-ground tombs and elaborate statuary, confronting a killer with nothing left to lose. This is the second in a series featuring RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson on his various postings overseas.
A proud Arab family in Palestine struggles to hold on to its identity during the birth of the State of Israel In the early 1920s, young Ibrahim al Soukori has achieved his dreams of heading his small Palestinian town, becoming a proud father, and making the pilgrimage to Mecca. But his family's journey has just begun, and soon global war and Israel's formation force them on a path to possible dissolution. Ibrahim's sons and daughters squabble and find peace with the nearby kibbutz, suffer betrayals, and hold together even when displaced to distant refugee camps. Written by an author best known for his sympathetic portrayal of Israel's difficult birth, The Haj speaks to the history of a troubled region from the perspective of a remarkable Arab dynasty. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller "Exodus" for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness. The Middle East is the powerful setting for this sweeping tale of a land where revenge is sacred and hatred noble. Where an Arab ruler tries to save his people from destruction but cannot save them from themselves. When violence spreads like a plague across the lands of Palestine--this is the time of "The Haj."
Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empireby Maia Ramnath
In The Haj to Utopia, Maia Ramnath tells the dramatic story of Ghadar, the Indian anticolonial movement that attempted overthrow of the British Empire. Founded by South Asian immigrants in California, Ghadar--which is translated as "mutiny"--quickly became a global presence in East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and East Africa. Ramnath brings this epic struggle to life as she traces Ghadar's origins to the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, its establishment of headquarters in Berkeley, California, and its fostering by anarchists in London, Paris, and Berlin. Linking Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1914 to Ghadar's declaration of war on Britain, Ramnath vividly recounts how 8,000 rebels were deployed from around the world to take up the battle in Hindustan. The Haj to Utopia demonstrates how far-flung freedom fighters managed to articulate a radical new world order out of seemingly contradictory ideas.
With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths. But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret--by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way. Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths is the moving story of a woman who refused to become torn across cultural and social lines. Moezzi reports from the front lines of the no-man's land between sickness and sanity, and the Midwest and the Middle East. A powerful, funny, and poignant narrative told through a unique and fascinating cultural lens, Haldol and Hyacinths is a tribute to the healing power of hope, humor, and acceptance.
The New York Times bestselling author team returns with a budget-friendly, time-saving collection of green ideas. Because Mother Earth never wrote a guide for humans on caring for her, the authors of Haley?s Hints now offer a collection of Earth-friendly tips for around the house. These many tips, both time-tested and money-saving, range from cooking and home repair to pest control and clever laundry ideas. Organized by category, the book shows how ordinary, non-toxic products can perform extraordinarily, all the while saving time and money. Readers can now say goodbye to expensive products and harsh chemicals. And Mother Earth will thank them for it.
In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey--graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force.Look for special features inside, including an interview with Colum McCann.Join the Circle for author chats and more.RandomHouseReadersCircle.comFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as "a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go."Words are weapons. Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. If she is to reclaim her birthright, she must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge. Only half a war is fought with swords. The deeply cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head--a man who worships only Death. Sometimes one must fight evil with evil. Some--like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith--are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others--like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver--would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her irons wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness. Praise for Joe Abercrombie's Half a King "A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go."--George R. R. Martin "Tremendously entertaining . . . lightning-fast and filled with a wonderful collection of rogues, villains and two-faced bastards . . . From the first chapter [Abercrombie] wastes no time as the reader is swept up in a gripping tale of betrayal and revenge."--SciFi Now "Once this plot has its teeth in you, it will not let go. . . . Abercrombie's masterly storytelling means that everything, from the characters you come to love and despise to the sprawling world that is explored, is enthralling."--Fantasy Book Review Half the World "An excellent page-turner . . . full of drama and energy."--New York Daily News "Another entertaining burst of battle, magic and political machinations from the always reliable Joe Abercrombie . . . a thoroughgoing blast, a violent, beautiful rabbit hole of craft that is well worth disappearing into."--Shelf Awareness "Compelling . . . [Thorn] makes Katniss Everdeen look like Dorothy Gale."--Chicago TribuneFrom the Hardcover edition.
A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.<P> Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he's an "epic fail.' That's why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby--to replace him, he's sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing.<P> But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've travelled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. Already three years old and barely able to speak, Dimash will soon age out of the orphanage, and then his life will be as hopeless as Jaden feels now. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn't pure blinding fury, and there's no way to control it, or its power.<P> From camels rooting through garbage like raccoons, to eagles being trained like hunting dogs, to streets that are more pothole than pavement, Half a World Away is Cynthia Kadohata's latest spark of a novel.
When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you--an ambitious, although ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker--are convinced that you're facing the Weekend from Hell. Before the market reopens on Monday, you're going to have to scramble and scheme to cover your butt, but there's no way you can anticipate the baffling disappearance of a 300-pound psychic, the fall from grace of a born-again monkey, or the intrusion in your life of a tattooed stranger intent on blowing your mind and most of your fuses. Over these fateful three days, you will be forced to confront everything from mysterious African rituals to legendary amphibians, from tarot-card bombshells to street violence, from your own sexuality to outer space. This is, after all, a Tom Robbins novel--and the author has never been in finer form.
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