Look Back in Hunger

Author: Jo Brand
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755359283
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice she tells her story for the first time. What possessed her to become a professional comedian in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy after ten years as a psychiatric nurse? How did she deal with late night drunken audiences? Raised in middle class comfort, she left home in her teens to live with someone entirely inappropriate. Her parents were aghast at her behaviour and attempted to rein in her excesses, finally giving up when she demonstrated that she was not headed for the life of a nun. From her early years growing up in a small south coast town with two brothers who toughened her up, to emerging on stage as 'The Sea Monster', Jo Brand tells it like it is with wit, candour and a wonderful sense that life can be ridiculous but there's always a funny side.Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice she tells her story for the first time.

'Curing queers'

Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74
Author: Tommy Dickinson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1784990612
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. It examines why the majority of the nurses followed orders in administering the treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in 'straightening out' queer men but also why a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. 'Curing queers' makes a significant and substantial contribution to the history of nursing and the history of sexuality, bringing together two sub-disciplines that combine only infrequently. It will be of interest to general readers as well as scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, and health care ethics and law.

Terry Nation

The Man Who Invented the Daleks
Author: Alwyn W. Turner
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 184513687X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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The Daleks are one of the most iconic and fearsome creations in television history. Since their first appearance in 1963, they have simultaneously fascinated and terrified generations of children, their instant success ensuring, and sometimes eclipsing, that of Doctor Who. They sprang from the imagination of Terry Nation, a failed stand-up comic who became one of the most prolific writers for television that Britian ever produced. Survivors, his vision of a post-apocalyptic England, so haunted audiences in the Seventies that the BBC revived it over thirty years on, and Blake’s 7, constantly rumored for return, endures as a cult sci-fi classic. But it is for his genocidal pepperpots that Nation is most often remembered, and on the 50th anniversary of their creation they continue to top the Saturday-night ratings. Yet while the Daleks brought him notoriety and riches, Nation played a much wider role in British broadcasting’s golden age. He wrote for Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd and an increasingly troubled Tony Hancock, and as one of the key figures behind the adventure series of the Sixties – including The Avengers, The Saint and The Persuaders! – he turned the pulp classics of his boyhood into a major British export. In The Man Who Invented the Daleks, acclaimed cultural historian Alwyn W. Turner, explores the curious and contested origins of Doctor Who's greatest villains, and sheds light on a strange world of ambitious young writers, producers and performers without whom British culture today would look very different.

Beyond a Joke

Inside the Dark World of Stand-up Comedy
Author: Bruce Dessau
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140905179X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
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Beyond a Joke is a celebration of comedy - one of the modern world's most dominant and compelling art forms - but it is also the story of comedy's dark side, homing in on the scandals that have surrounded some of light entertainment's biggest stars, and telling it as it is, featuring insight from one who was there at the time. While Beyond a Joke explores the extremes of this world it also addresses another question. Are comedians naturally dysfunctional, or does the stress and pressure of the job make them dysfunctional? Ruby Wax once told the author that she had builders in her house who were just as emotionally unstable as most stand-up comedians she had worked with. But they don't want to go on stage and plead with an audience to love them. Bruce Dessau is the only person who could write this book. From Russell Brand slashing his chest onstage to Jo Brand trashing a friend's car on the motorway, he has heard it all. Bruce Dessau knows where the bodies are buried.

Hunger Pains in Our Heads

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Origin of the Sit-in Movement
Author: Mansel Philip McCleave
Publisher: Tavine'ra Publishing
ISBN: 9780971395336
Category: History
Page: 180
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During the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, weary Black Americans became fed up with mistreatment and sub par living standards. Demanding equal rights and justice, the student sit-in movement in Greensboro, North Carolina, became a vital part of Blacks making strides to become equal.Hunger Pains in Our Heads will describe the pressures leading up to that fateful day, describe the people involved in the event, and the lasting impact after that day. Rev. Mansel Philip McCleave was in the midst of these events as he was a Horticulture and Agriculture instructor at North Carolina A&T College, where the students attended school. He describes in great detail the days leading up to the Woolworth Student Sit-In Movement, describing the hopes, fears, and pressures the people felt at that time. He attempts to analyze the measures that led to North Carolina, being the site of such a stand, the people who took the stand, the history behind the stand, and the results of the stand.Written with both passion and intellectual depth, Hunger Pains in Our Heads, is a book that will spark lively discussions, critical debates, and in depth analysis of those events in many classrooms, religious institutions, and political forums.

Diet Survivor’s Handbook

60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care
Author: Judith Matz,Ellen Frankel
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402229542
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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If you're one of the nearly 116 million Americans trying to lose weight, only to find that every diet you've tried has failed you, you are a diet survivor. You can step off the destructive diet bandwagon and reclaim your self-esteem, positive body image and a happy, healthy life. These 60 inspiring lessons will give you the tools you need to change your relationship with food, your body and yourself. Dieting is hazardous to your health. Diets don't work and they won't work, and yo-yo dieting will make you fatter. This book can show you how to: * Never diet again and allow your weight to stabilize * Stop feeling guilty about eating the foods you love * Free up all that mental energy to be more productive and have more fun in life * Get in touch with physical hunger and learn to love your body Give up the vicious cycle and stop overeating. Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel are sisters and therapists specializing in eating problems and weight issues. Each holds a Master's degree in Social Work and has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of eating disorders. They are the authors of Beyond a Shadow of a Diet.

Die Tribute von Panem

Flammender Zorn
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783789132209
Category: American fiction
Page: 431
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Mit dem Gewinn der jährlichen Hunger Games haben District 12 Ehrungen Katniss Everdeen und Peeta Mellark ein Leben in Sicherheit und viel für sich und ihre Familien gesichert, sondern weil sie, indem sie sich die Regeln gewonnen, sie unwissentlich die Gesichter einer drohenden Rebellion geworden.

Sermons (230-272B) on the Liturgical Seasons

Author: Saint Augustine
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565480597
Category: Religion
Page: 344
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The reflections contained in A Season of Rebirth invite us to ponder our lives and to open our listening hearts to the voice of God so that our Lent can truly be a Lent in its deepest sense mdash; a spring that buds forth new life.

Looking Back to See

A Country Music Memoir
Author: Maxine Brown
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1557289344
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 359
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Revealing, entertaining window on the music of the ’50s and ’60s

Social Studies of Science and Technology: Looking Back, Ahead

Looking Back, Ahead
Author: B. Joerges,H. Nowotny,H Nowotny
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402014819
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies. It covers a broad range: history of science; science and politics; science and contemporary democracy; science and the public; science and the constitution; science and metaphors; and science and modernity and provides a critical overview of how the field of science and technology studies has emerged and developed.

Contemporary Women Writers Look Back

From Irony to Nostalgia
Author: Alice Ridout
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441168656
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late 20th-century fiction was 'The Literature of Exhaustion,' authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This book traces the move in contemporary women's writing from the self-conscious, ironic parodies of postmodernism to the nostalgic and historical turn of the 21st century. It analyses how contemporary women writers deal with their literary inheritances, offering an illuminating and provocative study of contemporary women writers' re-writings of previous texts and stories. Through close readings of novels by key contemporary women writers including Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Emma Tennant and Helen Fielding, and of the ITV adaptation, Lost in Austen, Alice Ridout examines the politics of parody and nostalgia, exploring the limitations and possibilities of both in the contexts of feminism and postcolonialism.

The Hunger to Look Younger

Author: Skip Klein
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595467377
Category: Fiction
Page: 228
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After discovering that hurricane Andrew did something to their hedges, known in Florida as ficus, this group of seniors find a way to turn the leaves into a miraculous ointment. It not only heals and soothes, it reduces sags and bags. It tightens wrinkles. It makes you look years younger and it makes you feel young again. They relive the youthful days of food fights, volley ball games and even sock hops. Is that copasetic or what?

Mind Over Fatter: See Yourself Slim, Think Yourself Slim, Eat Yourself Slim

Author: Anna Richardson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472226232
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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'Are you tired of starving yourself silly to get that perfect summer bikini body, only to put a stone back on by Christmas? Fed up of starting the New Year with the latest diet 'craze' only to be back where you started - and more - by March? I was. Until I learned the secret every dieter needs to know - the power of hypnosis. In Mind Over Fatter I'll help to train your mind so you can break free of the diet cycle once and for all. Anna xx' Mind Over Fatter is Anna's three-step programme to long-term weight loss: use Anna's Free Online Hypnosis Sessions to teach your subconscious to see yourself slim; use Anna's scientifically proven Seven Secrets of Slim to think yourself slim; follow Anna's 14-day Healthy-Eating Plan, created from 60 delicious recipes, to eat yourself slim.

Hunger in the Balance

The New Politics of International Food Aid
Author: Jennifer Clapp
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464404
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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Food aid has become a contentious issue in recent decades, with sharp disagreements over genetically modified crops, agricultural subsidies, and ways of guaranteeing food security in the face of successive global food crises. In Hunger in the Balance, Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and recipients. She identifies fundamental disputes between donors over "tied" food aid, which requires that food be sourced in the donor country, versus "untied" aid, which provides cash to purchase food closer to the source of hunger. These debates have been especially intense between the major food aid donors, particularly the European Union and the United States. Similarly, the EU’s rejection of GMO agricultural imports has raised concerns among recipients about accepting GMO foodstuffs from the United States. For the several hundred million people who at present have little choice but to rely on food aid for their daily survival, Clapp concludes, the consequences of these political differences are profound.

World Hunger

Author: Brian Kenneth Swain
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595443087
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
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Vanguard Corporation, an agricultural company led by a greedy and mercurial CEO, has developed a new line of genetically modified seed products. Designed to significantly increase crop yields and resist draught, pests, and disease in the hopes of reducing hunger in Third World countries, the seeds should also earn huge profits for the firm. Vanguard's testing in Belarus, Colombia, and India initially goes well, but midway through the crops' development, reports begin to emerge of bizarre insect observations linked to incidents of domestic animal slaughter, and eventually, the death of several people. The high-growth genetic enhancements engineered into the seeds have been transferred into the insects through their ingestion of the test crops. The strains of these "super" insects are much larger, more aggressive, and increasingly resistant to pesticides and disease than their natural counterparts. As the insects become more plentiful and widespread, Vanguard desperately combats them while dealing with the media, environmentalists, the government, and other distractions. Meanwhile, scientists, entomologists, and field operatives frantically work together to eradicate the new species and deal with the fallout of mankind's apathy toward environmental meddling.

Father Hunger

Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness
Author: Margo Maine, Ph.D.
Publisher: Gurze Books
ISBN: 9780936077581
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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"Father Hunger" is the emptiness experienced by women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absent—a void that leads to unrealistic body image, yo-yo dieting, food fears and disordered eating patterns. The term, which is now part of the psychology lexicon, originated with the first edition of this work in 1991. After having completed a decade's worth of further investigation, Dr. Maine has updated the information about men and their daughters in this second edition. She offers a new crash course on being a girl in today's culture, based on her expertise as a leading eating disorders prevention advocate. This edition describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships. Also included is an expanded section for educators and therapists to help them more effectively prevent and treat the problems that occur between dads and daughters.

Alpha Hunger

Author: K. Lyn
Publisher: BK Wright
ISBN: 1618450468
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Away from her husband, Stevi comes face to face with her best friend's ex. The gorgeous surgeon who makes a fortune perfecting the beauty of women has wanted her since the day he was wedded to her best friend. He knew he would find her here, but his presence is an unexpected surprise to Stevi. How can she resist the suave man who is obsessed with perfection and obsessed with her? When he proudly claims that he has come bearing a gift, Stevi wonders what the handsome surgeon wants in exchange. This doctor rarely does anything for free.


Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847673643
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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INTRODUCTION BY JO NESBØ AFTERWORD BY PAUL AUSTER Nineteenth-century Kristiania is an unforgiving place, and work is thin on the ground. Roaming the streets of Norway's capital, a penniless young writer searches for inspiration whilst trying desperately to make ends meet. Driven to extraordinary lengths, sleeping under the stars with his stomach growling, the writer's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational and his world spirals into chaos. Hunger was Knut Hamsun's first novel and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. A disturbing and darkly humorous masterpiece of existential fiction, Hunger anticipated and influenced some of the twentieth century's most acclaimed writers including Camus, Kafka and Fante.

Hunger Moon

Loki's Wolves
Author: Melissa Snark
Publisher: Nordic Lights Press
ISBN: 1942193068
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
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Norse & Viking Mythology, Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Framed for her lover's murder... Victoria Storm, Alpha of the Storm Pack, leads her beleaguered family of wolf-shifters in a desperate flight from Odin's mortal followers. Her worst enemy, a rogue hunter, won't stop until his brother's death is avenged and he'll kill anyone who gets in his way. Following Freya's prophecy, Victoria seeks sanctuary in a small town high in the secluded Sierra Nevada Mountains. In Sierra Pines, nothing is as it seems. Victoria considers a marriage of convenience with Arik Koenig, a powerful lawyer with a Loki-like gift for twisting the truth to his advantage. The more she learns of his mysterious past, the greater her mistrust. With the fate of her pack on the line, Victoria undertakes an investigation into the murder of Arik's wife. When her prying uncovers layers of lies and deception, a blizzard of Ragnarök proportions threatens to consume them all. PRAISE FOR THE LOKI'S WOLVES / RAGNAROK: DOOM OF THE GODS SERIES: "Write fast Ms. Snark!" ~ 4.5 Stars from InD'Tale Magazine "Melissa Snark is next on my reading list. I look forward to reading more of her books." ~ 4.5 stars Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this Norse & Viking mythology, paranormal & urban fantasy series: neil gaiman debra dunbar jim butcher bella forrest ilona andrews charlaine harris christine pope ann gimpel cj brightley mark e cooper patricia briggs shannon mayer helen harper eva pohler ron neito st bende nancy straight kf breene lara adrian victoria danann joanne m. harris edith hamilton padraic colum a s byatt mable h cummings rick riordan roger green poul anderson Keywords related to this Norse & Viking mythology, paranormal & urban fantasy series: Loki, Fantasy Books, Epic Sagas, Werewolves and Shifters, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Loki Books, Wizards, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, Epic Fantasy, Vampires, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With Vikings And Shapeshifters, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Dryads, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Modern Paranormal Romance Series, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Books, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures, Alpha, Warriors, Shadow, Asgard Stories, Demon, Chaos, Fairy Tales, Thor, Odin, Freya, Frigg, Angel, Wolves.

Ireland's Great Hunger

Relief, Representation, and Remembrance
Author: David A. Valone
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761849009
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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The papers collected in this volume are a product of the second conference on Ireland's Great Hunger held at Quinnipiac University in 2005. That conference, focused on the themes of representation and preservation, brought together forty-five scholars from around the world to discuss various aspects of the Famine and its aftermath. Following the conference, the complete An Gorta M-r collection of Quinnipiac's famine commemorative art was placed on display for the first time in the University's Alumni Hall. The An Gorta M-r collection is on permanent display in the University's Arnold Bernhard Library and in other buildings across the University's Mount Carmel campus. This volume, focused on the theses of relief, representation, and remembrance, contains essays from a broad range of disciplines including works of history, literary criticism, anthropology, and art history.