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The Fat Years

The Fat Years

A Novel

  • Author: Koonchung Chan
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385534353
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history. Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one could care less—except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn—not only about their leaders, but also about their own people—stuns them to the core. It is a message that will astound the world. A kind of Brave New World reflecting the China of our times, The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state, and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past to protect the future.

The Fat Years

The Fat Years

  • Author: Koonchung Chan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0552776971
  • Category: Business cycles
  • Page: 320
  • View: 723
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TRUTH IS NOT AN OPTION.... Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one can care less. Except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that has possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn - not only about their leaders, but also about their own people - stuns them to the core. It is a message that will rock the world... Terrifying methods of cunning, deception and terror are unveiled by the truth-seekers in this thriller-expose of the Communist Party's stranglehold on China today.

The Fat Years

The Fat Years

  • Author: Chan Koonchung
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409044114
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3564
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TRUTH IS NOT AN OPTION.... Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one can care less. Except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that has possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn - not only about their leaders, but also about their own people - stuns them to the core. It is a message that will rock the world... Terrifying methods of cunning, deception and terror are unveiled by the truth-seekers in this thriller-expose of the Communist Party's stranglehold on China today.

The Seven Fat Years

The Seven Fat Years

And How to Do It Again

  • Author: Robert L. Bartley
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 347
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An editor of The Wall Street Journal reassesses the policies of Reaganomics and contends that they were not simple exercises in greed and excess, but strategies that can be used again to enable the United States to prosper.

Fat years and lean

Fat years and lean

the American economy since Roosevelt

  • Author: Bernard D. Nossiter
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 271
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Discusses the impact of President Reagan's economic policies, the Vietnam War, global monetary system changes and the oil crisis on the U.S. economy

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

  • Author: Tom Venuto
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0804137854
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 400
  • View: 6612
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A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way. Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time? Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes? Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now? For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science. Inside, you’ll discover: - The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success. - The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners - A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before. - The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.

The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver

The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver

  • Author: Chan Koonchung
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448170451
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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SEX, LIES, AND ROCKY ROADS ... Life is simple for Champa. He has a good job as a chauffeur in his hometown of Lhasa, and if his Chinese boss Plum is a little domineering, well, he can understand that – she’s a serious art-collector after all. And he does get to drive her huge Toyota. When he starts to sleep with his boss as well as drive her around, life becomes a whole lot more complicated. But not in a bad way. Suddenly Champa’s sex life is beyond his wildest dreams. But then Plum brings home a Tara statue - a statue that shines with exquisite feminine beauty – and suddenly life is not simple at all, as Champa finds himself on the long road to Beijing in search of its inspiration ... THE UNBEARABLE DREAMWORLD OF CHAMPA THE DRIVER is a rollicking road novel brim-ful of sensuality and danger. Underlying the optimism and humour of its hero is a darker picture of racism and rough justice in modern Beijing.

The Big Fat Surprise

The Big Fat Surprise

Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

  • Author: Nina Teicholz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451624433
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 496
  • View: 7843
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Challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness, and fitness.

The Aging Cure

The Aging Cure

Reverse 10 Years in One Week with the Fat-Melting Carb Swap

  • Author: Jorge Cruise
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401937152
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 250
  • View: 1044
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Presents a guide to looking and feeling younger that is based on adopting an antioxidant-rich diet that avoids hidden sugars, in a work that features options customized for meat lovers, dessert lovers, and vegans alike.

Fat Man in a Middle Seat

Fat Man in a Middle Seat

Forty Years of Covering Politics

  • Author: Jack Germond
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780375758676
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 294
  • View: 6727
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Offers an insider's look at American politics and political journalism and presents firsthand commentary on political campaigns and personalities.

Fat of the Land

Fat of the Land

Garbage in New York : the Last Two Hundred Years

  • Author: Benjamin Miller
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9781568581729
  • Category: History
  • Page: 414
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A fascinating hidden history of trash peels back the lid on two centuries of garbage disposal in New York City, surveying the philosophies, technologies and personalities that have shaped this rich story. Original.

Drifting House

Drifting House

  • Author: Krys Lee
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101571977
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7062
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An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction. Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present. In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive. The tales set in America reveal the immigrants' unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls. A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter. In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer.

Fat is a Feminist Issue

Fat is a Feminist Issue

The Anti-diet Guide to Permanent Weight Loss

  • Author: Susie Orbach
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780425141458
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 203
  • View: 2167
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Describes obesity in females as a response to the inequality of the sexes and offers women guidance in overcoming weight problems through a total reorientation to their bodies and their self-images

Chasing the Chinese Dream

Chasing the Chinese Dream

Stories from Modern China

  • Author: Nick Holdstock
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1786722208
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3901
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China is undergoing the biggest and fastest societal and economic change in human history. Driving this dizzying transformation is the idea of the ‘Chinese Dream’, the promise that in the new China, anyone can make it. Journalist and writer Nick Holdstock has travelled the length of this huge country in order to find out the reality behind this rhetoric – from the factory-owner, to the noodle seller, from the karaoke maids to the hoteliers, and from the deserted, ageing countryside to the young and overcrowded cities. Chasing the Chinese Dream follows a cast of extraordinary characters: we meet the people getting rich; running factories and buying luxury cars and Louis Vuitton bags. But we also meet those left behind, trapped by a system which forces long hours and no prospects upon them. A spell-binding and magical narrative, this book looks to tell the story of modern China through the people who are living it.

Cat Country

Cat Country

  • Author: Lao She
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 085797565X
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9214
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When a traveller from China crash-lands on Mars, he finds himself in a country inhabited entirely by Cat People. Befriended by a local cat-man, he becomes acquainted in all aspects of cat-life: he learns to speak Felinese, masters cat-poetry, and appreciates the narcotic effects of the reverie leaf - their food staple. But curiosity turns to despair when he ventures further into the heart of the country and the culture, and realizes that he is witnessing the bleak decline of a civilization. Cat Country, Lao She's only work of science fiction, is both a dark, dystopian tale of one man's close encounter with the feline kind and a scathing indictment of a country gone awry.

The Three Leaps of Wang Lun

The Three Leaps of Wang Lun

A Chinese Novel

  • Author: Alfred Doblin
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 9629969335
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 528
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In 1915, fourteen years before Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin published his first novel, an extensively researched Chinese historical extravaganza: The Three Leaps of Wang Lun. Even more remarkably, given its subject matter, the book was written in Expressionist style and is now considered the first modern German novel, as well as the first Western novel to depict a China untouched by the West. It is virtually unknown in English. Based on actual accounts of a doomed rebellion during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the late 18th century, the novel tells the story of Wang Lun, a historical martial arts master and charismatic leader of the White Lotus sect, who leads a futile revolt of the “Truly Powerless.” Densely packed cities and Tibetan wastes, political intrigue and religious yearning, imperial court life and the fate of wandering outcasts are depicted in a language of enormous vigor and matchless imagination, unfolding the theme of timidity against force, and a mystical sense of the world against the realities of power.

Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat

And What to Do About It

  • Author: Gary Taubes
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307595515
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 272
  • View: 6980
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What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.

The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

A Novel

  • Author: Yu Hua
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0804197873
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3436
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From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China. Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly unprepared for the tempestuous changes that await him and his country. As a young man, he searches for a place to belong in a nation that is ceaselessly reinventing itself, but he remains on the edges of society. At age forty-one, he meets an accidental and unceremonious death. Lacking the money for a burial plot, he must roam the afterworld aimlessly, without rest. Over the course of seven days, he encounters the souls of the people he’s lost. As Yang Fei retraces the path of his life, we meet an extraordinary cast of characters: his adoptive father, his beautiful ex-wife, his neighbors who perished in the demolition of their homes. Traveling on, he sees that the afterworld encompasses all the casualties of today’s China—the organ sellers, the young suicides, the innocent convicts—as well as the hope for a better life to come. Yang Fei’s passage maps the contours of this vast nation—its absurdities, its sorrows, and its soul. Vivid, urgent, and panoramic, The Seventh Day affirms Yu Hua’s place as the standard-bearer of modern Chinese fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

Mordecai

Mordecai

The Life & Times

  • Author: Charles Foran
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0676979637
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 738
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Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century. The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous novelist whose life reads like fiction. Mordecai Richler won multiple Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others, as well as many awards for his children's books. He also wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His influence was larger than life in Canada and abroad. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the page the richness of Mordecai's life as young bohemian, irreverent writer, passionate and controversial Canadian, loyal friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught childhood, and gives us the "portrait of a marriage" -- the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as beloved father of five. The portrait is alive and intimate -- warts and all.

Dietland

Dietland

  • Author: Sarai Walker
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544373448
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8044
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SOON TO BE AN AMC ORIGINAL SERIES starring Joy Nash, Juliana Margulies and Rowena King, written and executive produced by Marti Noxon. A Best Book of the Year Entertainment Weekly • Bustle • Amazon • Women’s National Book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.” — Jennifer Weiner The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive. “A giddy revenge fantasy that will shake up your thinking and burrow under your skin” (Entertainment Weekly), Dietland takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight-loss obsession — with fists flying.