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Whether you're the MVP of your basketball team, an occasional jogger, or a self-acknowledged couch potato,The Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitnesshas practical advice that you can really use. The book is organized just like a typical teenager's school week, and shows how easy it is to wake up earlier and sharper (using yoga and relaxation techniques), eat healthier foods, and use the little in-between moments of your day--like the commute to school, or the time between classes--to incorporate a little bit of physical activity that will make a big difference. Additionally, the book includes: Sample workouts for the morning, the school day, and the summer and weekends Sidebars packed with special advice, information, and tips for healthier living Quotes from other teens about how they fit fitness in Illustrations for all of the workouts and advice In this fun and practical guide, the writing duo behind FitBottomedGirls. com offers a real-world teen guide that's sure to help even the most devoted TV-addict lead a fitter, healthier, and happier life--without the need for a gym or fancy exercise equipment.
Life is good for marriage counsellor Megan Lowe-until the media discover that she's the ex -wife of Devin Kenney, America's most famous divorce attorney! Now the paparazzi are digging for a scoop just in time for the launch of Devin's new book. His gorgeous smile smirks at Megan from magazines and billboards, making him infuriatingly impossible to forget. It's time for Megan to throw her very bossy rule book out the window and face her dangerously sexy ex. And their sizzlingly hot reunion-well, that's most definitely headline news.
GENEROUS-HEARTED, SMARTLY COMIC, and wickedly insightful, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. What is love, she wonders, as she scrutinizes the wiles and ways of older, possibly wiser women; casts a questioning eye toward various species of couples; and holds out her wrists for a spritz of perfume from her beautiful boss. . . . How do you find it (and keep it)-and above all, who makes the rules? IN THE THROES OF A BUDDING ROMANCE, Jane repairs to die self-help shelves to take a sojourn with authors Bouncy Bonnie and Blown-Dry Faith, who whisper in her ear and tell her what the rules are-in their terms. "Wear your hair long. . . Don't say I love you 'first. . . Don't accept a date less than four days in advance . . ."and above all, "Don't be funny! . . . Men like femininity," Faith says, crossing her legs. "Humor isn't feminine..." WHEN SHE IS SWEPT OFF HER FEET by an older man and into a Fitzgeraldesque world of cocktail parties, country houses, and rules-thatwere-made-to-be-broken, Jane learns what it means when her lover says he wants "to do everything" with her, and the stakes become far too high. A FLOATING HOUSE IN ST. CROIX (after a soul-stripping game of strip poker) has its own lesson to teach, as do a couple of sexy, comeandgo boyfriends, a drama around a Greenwich Village kitchen table, and a never-ending bloop-yattybloop wedding reception. Finally, when Jane has gone in all the wrong directions (but for all the right reasons), she learns not only when to fish and when to cut bait, but who really makes the rules.
As she works her way from defiant teenager to reluctant career girl, growing older and getting smarter, Jane manoeuvres her way through love, sex, relationships, and the occasional perils of the workplace. She reluctantly succumbs to the questionable advice offered in a pop-psych book entitled How to Meet and Marry Mr. Right. Accompanied at every turn by the ear-whispering authors (who bear an uncanny resemblance to two popular, hateful high school acquaintances) Jane makes a series of dating decisions that lead her in the right direction - but for the wrong reasons. Wise, poignant, and full of the kind of laugh-out-loud insight you just have to share with your best friend, this is an original voice telling a universal story through characters we all love and recognise.
Once, Miranda felt a little exposed... Miranda Hill's cocky ex-boyfriend is back in Bluebonnet, Texas. He ditched her--and their little town--just as some rather shocking photos showed up on the Internet. Miranda wasn't so lucky. Stuck in Bluebonnet and left to fend for herself, she's never really shaken the scandal--or his betrayal. After nine long years, he's back... It's time she gets even. Former NHL hotshot Dane Croft has returned home to open a survival training school and reinvent himself. When his high-school girlfriend enrolls in the program, he has no idea that Miranda plans to get him in a compromising position. But to carry out her deviously sexy revenge, Miranda will have to get up-close and personal with Dane all over again. She got nowhere being a good girl; it's time to be a little naughty. But falling in love with the man who broke her heart was never part of the plan...
NASCAR's foremost female authority provides the first guide for women to America's fastest growing spectator sport. From shopping to scanners and pit stops to parties, this fun and informative guide gives you everything you need to enjoy a race, whether at the track or in your living room. Insider Liz Allison will tell you all the ins and outs of NASCAR, uncovering the hidden rules and official calls made on any given race day. She answers nagging questions like why race cars don't have speedometers or doors that open, what the real deal is on restrictor plates, and how top drivers get to be where they are. Liz also reveals driver superstitions, how to survive a race weekend with kids, the Gentlemen's Agreement, how to tell if a driver is serious with his girlfriend, tips on throwing the perfect NASCAR viewing party, and much more. With this race-savvy guide, you will quickly become a knowledgeable fan with an inside edge on the sport that most of your male counterparts will lack-and have a few laughs along the way.
The Girl's Guide to Surfing delivers all a girl needs to score the wave of her choice. The surfing population has recently exploded, and women are in the water more than ever. For all these hearty souls, author Andrea McCloud delivers down-to-earth instruction and indispensable advice. Find out what kind of surf equipment is specifically right for women and how to get it. Learn how to read local breaks and tides for catching the right wave at the right spot. Get the lowdown on surf etiquette to avoid getting yelled at, or worse, crashing into someone. And hear war stories from the pros about how they learned to surf, how they conquer fear, and what it's like to pull into a fat tube. Featuring loads of informative illustrations, sidebars, and tips, The Girl's Guide to Surfing is the bible for any girl who wants to catch a wave.
The good news is: He's tall, dark, and handsome. The bad news is: He's a bloodsucking creature of the night. Not to mention arrogant, predatory, and immortal. What's a girl to do? No worries'in this guide, girls learn everything they need to know about these romantic rogues, including how to: Know when they've met a vampire Avoid falling prey to a nightstalker's charms Resist even the most aggressive advances Protect themselves against the undead Destroy a vampire'using everything from holy water to decapitation Complete with a review of vampire books, TV shows, and films as well as accounts of real-life encounters with vampires, this book is all girls need to surrender to the night'and still make sure they're around to see another day! Barb Karg (Pacific Northwest) is a veteran journalist, author, screenwriter and lifelong vampire aficionado currently at work on a vampire novel. She's authored or coauthored twenty-two books.
Joy Randall's Top 5 Tips for Vampire Hunters: Location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places like discos, ten-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucker. Trust your eyes. You know the handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire. No matter how tempting it might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest your vampire kiss it to make it better. Play it cool. Don't offer to accompany your prince of the night on the talk-show circuit, and whatever you do, don't offer him your heart! Most of all, remember: being a vampire is nothing to laugh about.
The good news is:He's tall, dark, and handsome. The bad news is:He's short-tempered, a bit hairy, and has a tendency to howl at the full moon. . . . Which makes bringing him home to meet mom and dad a bit difficult. How do you expect him to meet the family when he's shedding on the furniture and sharpening his nails? Will he have more in common with the family dog than you? Will he leave you for a hairy hottie? No worries'in this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about these wild boys, including: How to spot a werewolf What to do when he changes shape How to avoid his animalistic mood swings How to destroy the savage beast (before he destroys you!) The best'and worst'werewolf books and films With this book, all ladies in love with lycanthropes learn how to tame their creatures of the night!
The good news is: He's tall, dark, and handsome. The bad news is: He's short-tempered, a bit hairy, and has a tendency to howl at the full moon. ... Which makes bringing him home to meet mom and dad a bit difficult. How do you expect him to meet the family when he's shedding on the furniture and sharpening his nails? Will he have more in common with the family dog than you? Will he leave you for a hairy hottie? No worries! In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about these wild boys, including: * How to spot a werewolf; * What to do when he changes shape; * How to avoid his animalistic mood swings; * How to destroy the savage beast (before he destroys you!); * The best and worst werewolf books and films. With this book, all ladies in love with lycanthropes learn how to tame their creatures of the night!
Which is more unlikely? Meeting a single, straight, reasonably attractive, willing-to-commit man? Or discovering a secret cache of magic books? For good girl Jane Madison, neither has a shot in hell of coming true-until the day she finds a hidden room.... Now she's done a bit of experimenting and found a spell that makes her irresistible to men-even those who have previously ignored her. And another that turns a cat into her witch's familiar (a snarky, critical, self-absorbed man-pretty much a typical male). Though her impulsive acts of magic have brought a warder (sexy, grouchy, elusive, and determined to stop her from using magic) down on her, Jane's not willing to let go of this fantastic new life. Though she wonders about having things that aren't "real," she's having too much fun to stop. After all, no one ever said being a witch was easy....
For ten years, the charmingly disheveled veteran FBI Special Agent E. L. Pender has been investigating the apparently random disappearances of a dozen women across the country. The only detail the cases have in common is the strawberry blond color of the victims' hair, and the presence of a mystery man with whom they were last seen. Then, in Monterey, California, a routine traffic stop erupts into a scene of horrific violence. The local police are stunned by a disemboweled strawberry blond victim and an ingenious killer with multiple alternating personalities. Pender is convinced he has found his man, but before he can prove it, the suspect stages a cunning jailbreak and abducts his court-appointed psychiatrist, Irene Cogan. In a house on a secluded ridge in Oregon, Irene must navigate through the minefield of her captor's various egos -- male and female, brilliant and naive, murderous and passive -- all of whom are dominated by Max, a seductive killer who views her as both his prisoner and his salvation. Irene knows that to survive she must play along with Max's game of sexual perversion. Only then will she be able to strip back the layers to discover a chilling story of a shattered young boy -- and all the girls he adored. A sexually charged thriller of extraordinary originality and page-turning suspense, The Girls He Adored moves furiously from the inner recesses of the psyche to its final, startling climax. Jonathan Nasaw brilliantly portrays two equally intense characters -- a deviant killer and the expert who can unlock his darkest secrets -- and introduces one of the most likable sleuths in recent fiction.
Annice, Pat, and Barby are best friends from Iowa, freshly arrived in booming 1950s Chicago to explore different paths toward independence, self--expression, and sexual freedom. From the hip-hang of a bohemian lifestyle to the sophisticated lure of romance with a handsome, wealthy, married boss to the happier security of a lesbian relationship, these three experience firsthand the dangers and limitations of women's economic -reliance on men. Well-known lesbian pulp author Valerie Taylor skillfully paints a sociological portrait of the emotional and economic pitfalls of heterosexuality in 1950s America-and then offers a defiantly subversive alternative. A classic pulp tale showcasing predatory beatnik men, drug hallucinations, and secret lesbian trysts, The Girls in 3-B approaches the theme of sex from the stiffened vantage point of 1950s psychology.Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women's writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series: Bedelia; The Blackbirder; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The Girls in 3-B; In a Lonely Place; Laura; Mother Finds a Body; Now, Voyager; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Women's Barracks.
Love, Michigan, is famous foe Winterfest, annual athletic competition, but Tara , Erin and Noelle are about to find out that there's a lot more to Winterfest than sports! No matter what happens, these three best friends are united, ready to face whatever the future may hold.
REASONS TO READ MY BOOK, NUMBERS 1 TO 9 1 It's about three girls in Year Nine 2 You can learn all sorts of secrets about me (I'm Ellie) 3 Ditto my best friend Natalie 4 Ditto my equally best friend Magda 5 You can see if your nine all time heroes/heroines match up with mine 6 You can squirm at my most embarrassing moments 7 You can have lots of laughs (mostly at me!) 8 You might even cry a bit, too 9 PLUS, you get to find out a lot more about BOYS!
It's not summer without Hailey Abbott! The New York Times bestselling author of SUMMER BOYS returns with the follow-up to SUMMER GIRLS: a seaside tale of love, secrets, heartache, and betrayal. Hot days. Hotter nights. The girls are back. JESSICA: Connor and I are in love, and we're both ready to take the next step. So then why is he spending all his time with another girl? LARA: I thought Andrew and I were through, and I met an awesome new guy. But now Andrew's back, and I don't want to choose. Can I pull off dating two boys at once? GREER: The guys here are gorgeous, but they're all players -- including Hunter. He says he's done playing games, but can I trust him? Laying out, hooking up, falling in love. It's going to be one sizzling summer.
The Pants first came to us at the perfect moment. That is, when we were splitting up for the first time. It was two summers ago when they first worked their magic, and last summer when they shook up our lives once again. You see, we don't wear the Pants year-round. We let them rest so they are extra powerful when summer comes. (There was the time this spring when Carmen wore them to her mom's wedding, but that was a special case.)Now we're facing our last summer together. In September we go to college. And it's not like one of those TV shows where all of us magically turn up at the same college. We're going to four different colleges in four different cities (but all within four hours of one another--that was our one rule). We're headed off to start our real lives. Tomorrow night at Gilda's we'll launch the Pants on their third summer voyage. Tomorrow begins the time of our lives. It's when we'll need our Pants the most. From the Hardcover edition.
In the final volume of the fresh and funny Girls Quartet, Ellie's best friends do the unthinkable--bond without her--until the girls realize how to really be friends. <BR>Ellie knows the rule: Best friends always come before boys. But Russell isn't just any old boy. He and Ellie are in love. They're going to go out forever and ever . . . at least, that's what she thinks until everything goes wrong. Now Ellie feels like crying all the time and--to make matters worse--she can't even count on Magda and Nadine anymore! The three of them were supposed to be inseparable. They couldn't really be splitting up for good. Could they?
Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love--all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she's on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he'll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won't fall for the sleazy bartender--a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life.From the Hardcover edition.
Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer attending an elite school in an affluent Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and self-conscious eighth-grader who craved the attention her workaholic parents couldn't give her. "Mark" seemed to understand her; he told her she was smart and wonderful. When they set a date to finally meet while Katie was in Texas for a swim competition, she walked into a hotel room and discovered who-and what-her cyber soul mate really was. In A Girl's Life Online, Tarbox, now eighteen, tells her story-an eye-opening tale of one teenager's descent into the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's harrowing experience with her online boyfriend would affect her life for years to come and result in her becoming the first "unnamed minor" to test a federal law enacted to protect kids from online sexual predators. In an age when a new generation is growing up online, Tarbox's memoir is a cautionary tale for the Internet Age.
Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer attending an elite school in an affluent Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and self-conscious eighth-grader who craved the attention her workaholic parents couldn't give her. "Mark" seemed to understand her; he told her she was smart and wonderful. When they set a date to finally meet while Katie was in Texas for a swim competition, she walked into a hotel room and discovered who-and what-her cyber soul mate really was. In A Girl's Life Online, Tarbox, now eighteen, tells her story-an eye-opening tale of one teenager's descent into the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's harrowing experience with her online boyfriend would affect her life for years to come and result in her becoming the first "unnamed minor" to test a federal law enacted to protect kids from online sexual predators. In an age when a new generation is growing up online, Tarbox's memoir is a cautionary tale for the Internet Age. .
A deeply moving story by a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape "the life" At thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a world of pain and abuse, struggling to survive as a child with no responsible adults to support her. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. It took time and incredible resilience, but ?nally, with the help of a local church community, she broke free of her pimp and her past. Three years later, Lloyd arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nonprofit-GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services-to meet the needs of other girls with her history. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation's most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations. In Girls Like Us, Lloyd reveals the dark, secretive world of her past in stunning cinematic detail. And, with great humanity, she lovingly shares the stories of the girls whose lives she has helped-small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir.
Biographies of 3 top female singers of the 1960s.