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Marcia Barrett
Authors:
Marcia Barrett

Coming to London aged thirteen from desperate poverty in Jamaica; pregnant at fifteen; fifteen years later singing in Boney M, one of the biggest international groups of the late-1970s; a messy group split during the 1980s; a 1990s solo career interrupted by six bouts of cancer - ovarian, breast, lymph node (twice), spine and oesophagus - and having to learn to walk again. Yet throughout Marcia Barrett has remained totally cheerful, relentlessly optimistic and a shining inspiration, looking on every obstacle as a mere inconvenience rather than anything insurmountable. Now, she is ready to tell her fantastic story, which is much more than just a pop star autobiography. It is a charming, candid, laugh-out-loud story of survival, triumph, indomitable spirit and total upfullness, often driven by sheer force of will. It is a feelgood story which will resonate amongst all.

Sphere

The Clarity Cleanse

Dr Habib Sadeghi
Authors:
Dr Habib Sadeghi
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Nanobots

Chris Gall
Authors:
Chris Gall

Introducing a team of robots powerful enough to change the world--and yet smaller than the dot at the end of this sentence! A boy inventor creates the ultimate in high-tech superheroes that could one day save the world - but they have some smaller problems to take on first! NanoBots are tiny. They're almost too small to see but they can each do a unique and important job: Medibot makes sure their Inventor never catches a cold.... Chewbots gobble up that gum the Inventor trampled into the carpet... Binobot scans the scene of a crime for clues the Inventor could never see... and Seekerbots explore to meet microscopic new creatures. These bots and their high-tech friends sure make the inventor's life easier but when the most AWESOME robot in town is in real trouble, they must band together and prove that sometimes the SMALLEST helpers can be the BIGGEST heroes! Includes fun facts about real nanotechnology in the backmatter.

Grand Central Publishing

Juicing, Fasting And Detoxing For Life

Cherie Calbom, John Calbom
Authors:
Cherie Calbom, John Calbom

More than a simple collection of recipes, this book guides readers toward a lifestyle that promotes alkaline balance by juicing, eating well, and cleansing the body and soul. While most juicing books focus too much on fruit juice (which disrupts the body's pH balance with too much natural sugar), this book primarily focuses on juices, smoothies, and soups made from vegetables. Now, completely revised and upated, it also offers a guide to the food richest in nutrients from Vitamin A to zinc and includes over 20 new juice recipes as well as new versions of various cleanses to benefit the colon, liver, gall bladder, and kidney, lymphatics, and more. Beyond the body, the Calboms explain the heavy toll emotional, mental, and spiritual unrest can take on the body (and sometimes even encourage disease) and share unique, effective methods for cleansing the body of such toxicity.

Seal Press

Healing Painful Sex

Deborah Coady, Nancy, MSW, MPH Fish
Authors:
Deborah Coady, Nancy, MSW, MPH Fish
Orbit

Matter

Iain M. Banks
Authors:
Iain M. Banks
Seal Press

Half-Assed

Jennette Fulda
Authors:
Jennette Fulda

After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds.Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school questionnaire asking what would you change about your appearance" was I would be thinner." Sound familiar? Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette's journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the beginning,dusting off her never-used treadmill and steering clear of the donut shop,to the end with her goal weight in sight, Jennette wows readers with her determined persistence to shed pounds and the ability to maintain her ever-present sense of self.

New Harbinger

Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide

Robert M. Moldwin
Authors:
Robert M. Moldwin

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the urinary bladder that can have a devastating impact on the quality of life - both for the patient and their loved ones. The disease is often debilitating and may cause the patient to experience feelings of helplessness and despair. IC has been an enigma to the medical profession for a long time, the condition is still frequently misdiagnosed as an acute urinary tract infection or cystitis, a disorder that can be treated with antibiotics. Although there is no cure for IC, the past decade has seen remarkable progress in promoting awareness of the disease and in the development of techniques to manage and relieve symptoms. In their odyssey through the medical system, IC patients routinely come in contact with a battery of unfamiliar tests, and their doctors may prescribe a variety of medications or even suggest surgical interventions. This guide is designed to uncomplicate the process and empower readers to make sure that they are getting the most appropriate treatment for their condition. The author shows readers how to make a self-diagnosis, evaluates the latest medications and their side effects, and describes the latest, most up-to-date nonmedical and alternative strategies for managing and reducing symptoms.

Da Capo Press

Conquering Bladder And Prostate Problems

Jerry Blaivas
Authors:
Jerry Blaivas

The agonizing discomfort of bladder difficulties, prostate problems, and urinary-tract infections torment and embarrass millions of men and women worldwide. Offering vital information on such conditions as incontinence, prostate cancer, intercystitis, bladder cancer, and pregnancy bladder problems, Dr. Jerry Blaivas describes the telltale signs to watch for, and the best options for treating, controlling, and even obliterating these problems altogether. Conquering Bladder and Prostate Problems is a valuable tool to help readers make informed judgments and will set them on the path to a healthier and more comfortable life.

Basic Books

Naked To The Bone

Bettyann H. Kevles
Authors:
Bettyann H. Kevles

A century ago, the living body, like most of the material world, was opaque. Then Wilhelm Roentgen captured and X-ray image of his wife's finger,her wedding ring floating" around a white bone,and our range of vision changed forever. By the 1920s, X-ray technology was common-place: all army recruits had lined up for chest pictures during WWI, and children were examining the bones of their feet in shoe store fluoroscopes, spectacularly unaware of the radiation they were absorbing. Through lucid prose, vivid anecdotes, and over seventy striking illustrations, science writer Bettyann Holtzman Kevles shows how X-rays and the subsequent daughter technologies,CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound,transformed the practice of medicine (from pediatrics to neurosurgery), the rules of evidence in courts, and the vision of artists.

Basic Books

Conversations With Neil's Brain

George A. Ojemann, William H. Calvin
Authors:
George A. Ojemann, William H. Calvin

In a series of stories before, after, and even during neurosurgery, an epileptic patient, Neil his surgeon, George Ojemann and neuroscientist William Calvin work together to remove a portion of Neil's temporal lobe. If they do it right, they will have a good chance of putting an end to Neil's seizures. If they slice too far to the left or right, they will wipe out essential parts of Neil's memory, or his ability to follow a joke to the punch line, or maybe his ability to recognize his wife's face. In essence, they can erase or alter parts of Neil. Conversations with Neil's Brain takes us inside the operating room and allows us to be part of this eerie process of discovery, using it to provide a unique window on human consciousness and the nature of human identity. The mapping of Neil's brain brings to life as never before the astounding specificity by which the brian operates, making clear why language, memory, and decision making are so complex, and why the cures for such ailments as learning disabilities, mental disorders, Alzheimer's, and strokes continue to elude the world's best medical efforts. In the context of this unique surgical drama, Conversations with Neil's Brain unfolds as an intensely compelling read.

Da Capo Press

Confronting Cancer

Michael M. Sherry
Authors:
Michael M. Sherry

From the moment of diagnosis, the cancer patient embarks on a journey that can prove both daunting and overwhelming. Fears and choices abound, along with the need to understand the nature and ramifications of the specific illness. Having witnessed this devastating predicament among countless patients in his own extensive practice as a cancer specialist, Dr. Michael Sherry felt compelled to write a lucid and comprehensive cancer handbook for patients and their families coping with the daily reality of the disease. Confronting Cancer: How to Care for Today and Tomorrow is a practical and readily understandable resource book that interprets the complexities of cancer for the layperson. In order to guide the patient and caregiver through the successive phases of the disease, including diagnosis, treatment, and day-to-day living, Dr. Sherry has carefully organized the book into three parts: Part One emphasizes the distinctive nature of specific cancers (such as breast, lung, skin, and colon) and explains the basic rationale for treatment Part Two discusses orthodox and unorthodox therapies and Part Three details common problems encountered by the patient (including getting a second opinion, frequent symptoms, and pain control). The author also includes vital information on the nature and treatment of less familiar cancers affecting bladder and kidney function, the testicular area, and "unknown primary organ." While the vast majority of the over one million cancer patients in the United States receive technically sophisticated treatments, most patients are bewildered by the intricacies of the treatment process. Confronting Cancer clearly explains major cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, bone marrow transplantation, investigational therapy, "no therapy," and the dangers of cancer quackery.

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Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan is a young mum of two who continues to battle the cancer that strikes the lymph nodes in her neck and upper body. She is currently fighting cancer for the seventh time - and continues to be positive, upbeat and inspiring. This is her incredible story.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy in Paperback

Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce that the paperback edition of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling will be published worldwide in the English language on 18th July 2013, priced £7.99 in the UK. Ebook priced £4.99