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Appetite for Life

Author : Noel Riley Fitch
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Julia Child became a household name when she entered the lives of millions of Americans through our hearts and kitchens. Yet few know the richly varied private life that lies behind this icon, whose statuesque height and warmly enthused warble have become synonymous with the art of cooking. In this biography we meet the earthy and outrageous Julia, who, at age eighty-five, remains a complex role model. Fitch, who had access to all of Julia's private letters and diaries, takes us through her life, from her exuberant youth as a high-spirited California girl to her years at Smith College, where she was at the center of every prank and party. When most of her girlfriends married, Julia volunteered with the OSS in India and China during World War II, and was an integral part of this elite corps. There she met her future husband, the cosmopolitan Paul Child, who introduced her to the glories of art, fine French cuisine, and love. Theirs was a deeply passionate romance and a modern marriage of equals. Julia began her culinary training only at the age of thirty-seven at the Cordon Bleu. Later she roamed the food markets of Marseilles, Bonn, and Oslo. She invested ten years of learning and experimentation in what would become her first bestselling classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Now, her career is legend, spanning nearly forty years and still going strong. Generations love the humor and trademark aplomb that have made Julia a household name. Resisting fads and narrow, fanatical conventions of health-consciousness, Julia is the quintessential teacher. The perfect gift for food lovers and a romantic biography of a woman modern before her time, this is a truly American life.

An Appetite for Life

Author : Charles Ritchie
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Charles Ritchie’s first volume of diaries, The Siren Years, created a sensation when it was published in 1974. Besides winning the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, it was hailed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic. An Appetite for Life, his second volume, first published in 1977, deals with his youth in Halifax and his career at Oxford – the years when Charles Ritchie turned from a callow, blundering youth into a callow, blundering young man. As these diaries show, Charles Ritchie had a sharp eye, a keen ear, a highly developed sense of the absurd, and – despite his unhappy knack of landing ?at on his face – a thorough “appetite for life.” This is not only a hilariously funny book, but it presents a vivid picture of two worlds – Halifax and Oxford in the mid-twenties – that are now long gone. It also introduces us to an astonishing range of characters, but the most astonishing of all is the young Charles Ritchie himself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Appetite for Life

Author : Margie Ryerson
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"Appetite for Life is a breakthrough in the field of eating disorders and for those who suffer from them. Through real-life stories of inspiration and recovery, Margie Ryerson's fresh, effective approach proves that it is possible to triumph over eating disorders and live a healthy, happy life. Not only will I use Margie's powerful examples in my own practice, I will also recommend her book to all my clients, their families, and all the eating disorder professionals I know." -Debra Waterhouse MPH, RD, best-selling author of Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell and Outsmarting the Mother/Daughter Food TrapAppetite for Life shares the true stories of healing and hope from seven survivors of eating disorders and chronicles their journeys toward health and inner peace.Author Margie Ryerson, a marriage and family therapist, brings over twenty years of professional experience in helping individuals and their families recover from the devastation of anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. Helpful topics include: What to do if you or someone you love has an eating disorder How to overcome guilt and shame How to find the best treatment and support Appetite for Life offers compassion, support, and practical advice not only to those who suffer from eating disorders, but also to their loved ones.

Room to Grow

Author : Tracey Gold
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Now a married mother of two young boys, Gold's is an account of a trip to hell and back. It is a journey of discovery and a chronicle of the very difficult lessons she learned and must abide by every day of her life.

Sybille Bedford

Author : Selina Hastings
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The first full and intimate biography of writer and bon viveur Sybille Bedford Born in Germany to aristocratic parents, Sybille Bedford's (1911-2006) life contained all the grand feeling and seismic event of the twentieth century: war and peace, love and trauma, friendship and death, as well as the need to write and rescue something from this wreckage. Openly gay, Bedford once said 'I wish I'd written more books and spent less time being in love. It's very difficult doing both at the same time.' In her forties she published her breakthrough novel, A Legacy, continuing to publish until her early nineties, writing some of the outstanding and most original novels, memoirs and travel books of the century. Bedford's father died when she was just fourteen and her mother, a great socialite and litterateur, fell victim to a debilitating morphine addiction. Striking out on her own, Bedford fell under the spell of Aldous Huxley, who was to become her friend and mentor. Staying with Aldous and his wife Maria in their sunlit villa in the south of France between the wars were some of the happiest and most enlivening years of Bedford's life - even as she failed and failed again at finding her own voice on the page. And yet it was these years that would provide the material for Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education, widely considered to be her masterwork and which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989. A bon viveur, lover of French wine and cuisine, and admired by her peers ('One of the most dazzling practitioners of English prose' Bruce Chatwin once commented) she roamed from country to country - Germany, France, England, Italy and the United States - in search of fresh experience, with ear and eye attuned to her surroundings, typewriter at the ready. Full of intense friendships (Martha Gellhorn and Elizabeth Jane Howard among them), a fierce commitment to the craft of writing, as well as an insatiable appetite for love and sex, Sybille Bedford blazed her own path in her life and her art.

An Appetite for Life

Author : Clare Llewellyn
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All the latest research on how to feed your child well—especially in their crucial first two years One of the greatest challenges a parent faces is navigating their child’s appetite. From picky eaters to overeaters, babies and toddlers can be difficult to feed. Yet a parent’s job is to ensure that their child is receiving the nutrition they need. New research suggests that a child’s eating habits are shaped as early as pregnancy. In An Appetite for Life, researchers Clare Llewellyn, PhD, and Hayley Syrad, PhD, separate fact from fad and share the latest reliable science to help you decide what’s best for you and your child. What to eat during pregnancy to ensure good maternal and infant health. Milk-feeding how-tos, with advice on both breastfeeding and formula. Baby’s essential first foods, including easy-to-follow guidance on weaning, introducing solid foods, and important nutrients. Balanced diets for toddlers, with feeding strategies for different eating styles. This is an invaluable, evidence-based guide to your child’s unique appetite and what they need in order to eat well—for life.


Author : Adria L. Lilbolt
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This book about the love of food is served up with stories, surprises, conversations, and laughter. You will find a kitchen filling up with smoke, experiments that flop, a strawberry fight, and food served with advice. The book suggests that eating can be complicated, filled with memories, and messy; that it is a language of hunger and longing. You will wonder why we eat the way we do, the state of our food, how it is related to fashion and religion, and what we think about abundance. You will consider the relationships between dependence and waiting on others when traveling in other cultures. Above all, you will experience how food is always a substantial gift. Be hungry, open up these pages. Come and sit at my table.

Appetite for Change

Author : Warren J. Belasco
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In this engaging inquiry, Warren J. Belasco considers the rise of the countercuisine movement in the 1960s. --Michael Pollan "The Omnivore's Dilemma"

Eating History

Author : Andrew F. Smith
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Food expert and celebrated food historian Andrew F. Smith recounts in delicious detail the creation of contemporary American cuisine. The diet of the modern American wasn't always as corporate, conglomerated, and corn-rich as it is today, and the style of American cooking, along with the ingredients that compose it, has never been fixed. With a cast of characters including bold inventors, savvy restaurateurs, ruthless advertisers, mad scientists, adventurous entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs, and relentless health nuts, Smith pins down the truly crackerjack history behind the way America eats. Smith's story opens with early America, an agriculturally independent nation where most citizens grew and consumed their own food. Over the next two hundred years, however, Americans would cultivate an entirely different approach to crops and consumption. Advances in food processing, transportation, regulation, nutrition, and science introduced highly complex and mechanized methods of production. The proliferation of cookbooks, cooking shows, and professionally designed kitchens made meals more commercially, politically, and culturally potent. To better understand these trends, Smith delves deeply and humorously into their creation. Ultimately he shows how, by revisiting this history, we can reclaim the independent, locally sustainable roots of American food.

Natural Body Natural Mind

Author : Bill Tara
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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times This book takes a radical look at why wealthiest society in history is producing a culture where degenerative disease, emotional stress and social discord are the norm. It explores how our modern enchantment with technology and unlimited economic growth creates a gap between our everyday actions and our true human potential. By focusing on the relationships between Humanity to Nature and Health to Culture, Food to Health and Health to Emotion Mr. Tara presents a vision of how daily actions can create a world that works for everyone. Natural Body / Natural Mind challenges the values of science, religion and the marketplace with a passionate appeal to compassion, common sense and the wisdom of the heart.

The Consciousness of Life

Author : Lorraine D. Robinson
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In The Consciousness of Life, author Lorraine D. Robinson gives the reader keen insights on how to deal with basic life principles and embark upon personal development tactics that will allow them to take their perspectives from a routine ordinary life and incorporate the necessary mindset to live life to their fullest potential in whatever measure they desire. Do you ever wonder, am I really living the life God intended for me to live? Or am I merely just wandering around haphazardly in a daze? In paraphrasing John 10:10, Jesus states that, “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” True success is obtained when ultimate fulfillment is reached within. Fulfillment begins with being aware of consciousness, intensely aware of the quality and state of your own actions. Consciousness begins with the awareness life, capitalizing on experiences that caused you to become a vital and functional being. To tap into this, you must be willing to embrace change. By reading this book, I trust that you are willing to make the necessary changes in your life toward fulfillment.

The Subtlety of Emotions

Author : Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
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Aaron Ben-Ze'ev carries out what he calls "a careful search for general patterns in the primeval jungle of emotions."

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Author : Jon Manchip White
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Remarkably accurate picture of Egyptian life from the end of the third millenium BC to the Greek occupation in 330 BC. "A handy reference tool." — Horn Book. 120 illustrations.

Life of Robert Burns

Author : Catherine Carswell
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Five works by the naturalist considered the father of the modern conservation movement, documenting the unspoiled beauty of nineteenth-century America. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.—John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation and the founder of the Sierra Club. This collection, including the rarely seen Stickeen, presents the finest of Muir’s writings, painting a portrait of a man whose generosity, passion, and vision are an inspiration to this day. Combining acute observation, amusing anecdotes, and a sense of inner discovery, Muir’s writings of his travels though some of the greatest landscapes on Earth, including the Carolinas, Florida, Alaska, and those lands that were to become the great National Parks of Yosemite and the Sierra Valley, raise an awareness of nature to a spiritual dimension. Includes an introduction by Graham White

Appetite for Replication

Author : Chuck Klosterman
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Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Rock, this essay is about a Guns N' Roses tribute band.

The Complete Short Stories Of Thomas Wolfe

Author : Thomas Wolfe
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Collects all 58 of the distinguished American author's short stories in order of their first publication

C P Snow

Author : N. Tredell
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Novelist and cultural commentator C.P. Snow was a large and controversial presence in his lifetime but his work has been largely neglected since his death in 1980. This is the first 21st-century book to offer a clear, informed and sympathetic survey of all his novels and major non-fiction books and to affirm their importance for the world today.


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The Questions to Ask Before You Jump Into Bed

Author : Laurie Seale
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Covering a host of relevant topics, a collection of hundreds of provocative, discussion-promoting questions helps couples build an enhanced degree of intimacy before they begin a sexual relationship, helping readers choose better partners, make better decisions, and assess their personal relationships and goals. Original.

Disciplined for Life

Author : John Loftness
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As you study and apply the spiritual disciplines, you will find fresh power and enthusiasm to live like ChristLeave the treadmill of spiritual drudgery behind as you discover how you can be Disciplined for Life.