Description : In today's fast-paced, fast-food world, everyone seems to be eating alone, all the time - whether it's at their desks or in the car. Carolan argues that this needs to change if we want healthy, equitable, and sustainable food. In No One Eats Alone he tells stories of people getting together to change their relationship to food and to each other, from community farms where suburban moms and immigrant families work side by side to online exchanges where entrepreneurs share kitchen space to "hackers" who trade information about farm machinery repairs.
Description : What does it mean to listen faithfully to how stories are told through a web of verbal and near-verbal media? How do dynamics of testimony, witness, and authority work to determine the politics and poetics of human experience? This collection of essays addresses fundamental problems that confront creative practitioners, researchers, educators, and graduate and undergraduate students working on questions about expressive communication across the Humanities, Creative Arts, and Social Sciences. It is an international interdisciplinary examination of the interaction between verbal and near-verbal media, their uses, and their users. The leading theme of this volume is an interrogation of texts, both oral and written, that bear witness to experience and which are determined by permutations of subjective consciousness, the dynamics of transmission, cultural knowledge systems and codes, aboriginality, and the limits of verbalisation. The contributing authors are international scholars and artists in the fields of literature, education, creative writing, linguistics, film and documentary, performance studies, sporting culture, politics, and poetics. All offer erudite insights on various formal and informal articulations of experience, their applications, and their broader significance.
Description : WHAT WE EAT WHEN WE EAT ALONE Stories and Recipes RENOWNED VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR Deborah Madison set out to learn what people chew on when there isn't anyone else around. The responses are surprising-and we aren't just talking take-out or leftovers. This is food-gone-wild in its most elemental form. In a conversational tone, What We Eat When We Eat Alone explores the joys and sorrows of eating solo and gives a glimpse into the lives of everyday people and their relationships with food.The book is illustrated with the delightful art of Patrick McFarlin, and each chapter ends with recipes for those who dine alone.
Description : The first in the “powerful” (SFFWorld.com) New York Times bestselling fantasy series. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order to be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm but the world.
Description : Three full-length novels by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Dannika Dark Three riveting tales of romance spun together into one story arc. Austin, Texas, is thick with Shifters, unbeknownst to the human population. The Weston pack is comprised of six brothers: an alpha, biker, rock star, bartender, bad boy, and even a card shark. Each book is a fresh new story that grabs your heart and never lets go. The Seven Series is a Shifter romance about family, second chances, and finding that person who completes you. SEVEN YEARS (Book 1) Lexi Knight hasn't seen Austin Cole since her brother's funeral seven years ago. Now a dangerous bounty hunter, Austin reveals he's also an alpha Shifter. But there's another shocking twist, putting Lexi's family in danger. Can their relationship be salvaged from the ruins of their past? Sexy, funny, and heartwarming. SIX MONTHS (Book 2) April Frost is a young woman who was set up for failure but refuses to become a product of her environment. After her father died and her drug-addict mother left her and her sister to live with their grandmother in a trailer, April focused on school to prepare for her future. But nothing could have prepared her for Reno Cole—biker, ex-military, and Shifter. Will April find her fairy tale ending? Dark, intense, and full of hope. FIVE WEEKS (Book 3) Izzy Monroe loves the freedom of living a rogue life, but after settling down in Austin, she runs into the last person on earth she expected to see again. Jericho is a local rock star who lives in the fast lane, and Izzy’s former best friend. Fate reunites two former friends living with one foot in the past and the other in the present. Old habits die hard, and sometimes the toughest addictions to shake are the ones that control our hearts. Suspenseful, wild, and chemistry that’s off the charts. keywords: Shifters, wolves, werewolf, wolf, shapeshifter, vampire, mage, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, romantic comedy, suspense, action, alpha male, strong heroine, rocker, rock star, biker, motorcycle, tattoo, bad boy, native american, ethnic, childhood crush, friends, lovers, soul mates, urban fantasy, bbw, supernatural, spicy, sexy, discount books, bundle, boxed set, bargain price, bestseller, set, series, hot guys, bounty hunter, protector
Description : The bestselling business classic on the power of relationships, updated with in-depth advice for making connections in the digital world. Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success? The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered in early life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him. And in the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone hoping to get ahead in business. The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used his remarkable ability to connect with others to pave the way to Yale, a Harvard M.B.A., and several top executive posts. Not yet out of his thirties, he developed a network of relationships that stretched from Washington’s corridors of power to Hollywood’s A-list, leading to him being named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 and selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the Davos World Economic Forum. Ferrazzi’s form of connecting to the world around him is based on generosity, helping friends connect with other friends. Ferrazzi distinguishes genuine relationship-building from the crude, desperate glad-handing usually associated with “networking.” He then distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles. Among them: Don’t keep score: It’s never simply about getting what you want. It’s about getting what you want and making sure that the people who are important to you get what they want, too. “Ping” constantly: The ins and outs of reaching out to those in your circle of contacts all the time—not just when you need something. Never Eat Alone: The dynamics of status are the same whether you’re working at a corporation or attending a social event—“invisibility” is a fate worse than failure. Become the “King of Content”: How to use social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to make meaningful connections, spark engagement, and curate a network of people who can help you with your interests and goals. In the course of this book, Ferrazzi outlines the timeless strategies shared by the world’s most connected individuals, from Winston Churchill to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan to the Dalai Lama. Chock-full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a “conference commando,” and more, this new edition of Never Eat Alone will remain a classic alongside alongside How to Win Friends and Influence People for years to come.
Description : Can't and Won't is the new collection from Lydia Davis, one of the greatest short story writers alive. WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2013 Lydia Davis has been universally acclaimed for the wit, insight and genre-defying formal inventiveness of her sparkling stories. With titles like 'A Story of Stolen Salamis', 'Letters to a Frozen Pea Manufacturer', 'A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates', and 'Can't and Won't', the stories in this new collection illuminate particular moments in ordinary lives and find in them the humorous, the ironic and the surprising. Above all the stories revel in and grapple with the joys and constraints of language - achieving always the extraordinary, unmatched precision which makes Lydia Davis one of the greatest contemporary writers on the international stage. Praise for Lydia Davis: 'What stories. Precise and piercing, extremely funny. Nearly all are unlike anything you've ever read'Metro 'To read The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is to be reminded of the grand, echoing mind-chambers created by Sebald or recent Coetzee. A writer of vast intelligence and originality' Independent on Sunday 'Among my most favourite writers. Read her now!' A. M. Homes Lydia Davis is the author of Collected Stories, one novel and six short story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Gustave Flaubert and Marcel Proust. She won the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.
Description : "Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Chad"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Volume II includes chapters on anthropology and sociology, medicine, plants and cooking, fishery, men's work, ornamentation and dress, recreation and war, and flora and fauna.
Description : “Self-loathing is a dark land studded with booby traps. Fumbling through its dark underbrush, we cannot see what our trouble actually is: that we are mistaken about ourselves. That we were told lies long ago that we, in love and loyalty and fear, believed. Will we believe ourselves to death?” —from Unworthy As someone who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, Anneli Rufus knows only too well how the world looks through the eyes of those who are not comfortable in their own skin. In Unworthy, Rufus boldly explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies. Drawing on extensive research, enlightening interviews, and her own poignant experiences, Rufus considers the question: What personal, societal, biological, and historical factors coalesced to spark this secret epidemic, and what can be done to put a stop to it? She reveals the underlying sources of low self-esteem and leads us through strategies for positive change.