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Virago

On Smaller Dogs and Larger Life Questions

Kate Figes
Authors:
Kate Figes

Coming up to her sixtieth birthday, Kate Figes found herself turning to the larger questions of family, love and life's meaning. It is like this author to examine different stages in writing, and her books - from new motherhood and adolescence to coupledom and infidelity - testify to this way of understanding herself and others: so naturally she turned to writing to explore the challenges of becoming sixty. And then - a horrible, and sudden diagnosis of breast cancer which had metastasised.Instead of a gentle journey into middle age, Kate Figes began to write for her life. Now, clawing back confidence and control was not just the ordinary business of these years: it was the only way to try and survive great pain and emotional turmoil. As her writing became an honest reflection on ageing, failing, regrets and the importance of childhood memory, friends, family and love she found a new determination to live to the full and about finding ways to face up to a shortened life expectancy with dignity.Original, passionate, funny and moving, On Smaller Dogs and Larger Life Questions will resonate with anyone dealing with the many griefs and freedoms of midlife. It is about living with a life-threatening disease but it is even more: an intelligent and passionate look at the way we can approach disappointment and trouble, friendship and love - every day.

Piatkus

The Happy Birth Book

Beverley Turner, Pam Wild
Authors:
Beverley Turner, Pam Wild

'If you're having a baby this is a MUST READ. Get the birth you want whatever path you choose' Davina McCall'This is an amazing book. It should be read by everybody having a baby and anyone providing care around birth' Lesley Page, President of The Royal College of Midwives'A practical, no nonsense approach to ensuring you are fully prepared for the greatest adventure out there!' Bear Grylls'Beverley Turner is at the forefront of a new generation leading birth into the future . . . The Happy Birth Book is a must-have for every pregnant woman and every midwife' Professor Caroline Flint, midwife, NCT teacher and trustee, Past President of The Royal College of Midwives'The Happy Birth Book gives great medical, psychologial and social advice, which means you will be 110 per cent ready for the big day' Dr David BullPregnancy, birth and the early weeks of being a parent can be incredibly overwhelming. It's a very special time and should be a joyful and empowering experience. Yet the conflicting advice about pregnancy, labour and parenting can leave your head spinning - and make it highly unlikely you will get the birth you want. Until now.In The Happy Birth Book, Beverley Turner, with the help of midwife Pam Wild, lays out all the facts about pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. Covering everything from scans to stretch marks, hypnobirthing to pain relief, as well as specific advice for partners, The Happy Birth Book will be there for you every step of the way. Whether you're in the early months of pregnancy and are anxious about the whole process, or you're under pressure to make decisions about your upcoming labour, The Happy Birth Book cuts through all the mixed messages and urban myths surrounding birth to give you straightforward, evidence-based advice which will help you and your partner to choose the path to parenthood that is right for you.So what are you waiting for? Dive in - and start preparing for the happiest day of your life.

Robinson

Super Food for Superchildren

Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot, Bridget Surtees
Authors:
Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot, Bridget Surtees

There is so much dietary advice out there, much of it conflicting, that it can be difficult for busy parents to make sense of it all. Medical doctor and sports scientist, Professor Tim Noakes, chef and long-distance swimmer, Jonno Proudfoot, and dietitian Bridget Surtees, a specialist in paediatric nutrition, cut through the clamour to provide clear, proven guidelines and simple, delicious recipes to feed your family well, inexpensively and without fuss. Following their phenomenal, record-breaking success with The Real Meal Revolution, the Real Meal team set out to rethink the way we feed our children. The result, Superfood for Superchildren, challenges many ingrained dietary beliefs and advocates a real-food diet for children - from toddlers to teens - that is low in sugar and refined carbohydrates. Their advice is solidly underpinned by a critical, scientific interrogation of the the children's food industry. By combining the latest peer-reviewed scientific evidence with straightforward, mouthwatering recipes, most of them for the whole family, Superfood for Superchildren shows clearly how to provide your children with the best possible nutrition to help them to grow up healthy and happy.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Body of Truth

Harriet Brown
Authors:
Harriet Brown

Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, "fat" has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, "I called you crazy. I called you a bitch. But I never called you fat." How did we get to this place where the worst insult you can hurl at someone is "fat"? Where women and girls (and increasingly men and boys) will diet, purge, overeat, undereat, and berate themselves and others, all in the name of being thin?As a science journalist, Harriet Brown has explored this collective longing and fixation from an objective perspective as a mother, wife, and woman with "weight issues," she has struggled to understand it on a personal level. Now, in Body of Truth , Brown systematically unpacks what's been offered as "truth" about weight and health.Starting with the four biggest lies, Brown shows how research has been manipulated how the medical profession is complicit in keeping us in the dark how big pharma and big, empty promises equal big, big dollars how much of what we know (or think we know) about health and weight is wrong. And how all of those affect all of us every day, whether we know it or not.The quest for health and wellness has never been more urgent, yet most of us continue to buy into fad diets and unattainable body ideals, unaware of the damage we're doing to ourselves. Through interviews, research, and her own experience, Brown not only gives us the real story on weight, health, and beauty, but also offers concrete suggestions for how each of us can sort through the lies and misconceptions and make peace with and for ourselves.

Seal Press

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers

Dawn Dais
Authors:
Dawn Dais

They're getting bigger. And you're not getting any more sleep.Second in the Sh!t No One Tells You series, in The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers Dawn Dais tells it like it is - again - offering real advice for parents of growing children. Filled with tips, encouragement, and a strong dose of humour, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers is a survival handbook for parents on the edge.Chapters include: You Suck at This. It's not just your imagination. Walking Is Hard. Bruising is considerably less difficult. Remember When You Judged Other Parents? Prepare to eat your words, with a side of karma's a bitch. Restaurants Are Battle Zones. Spoiler Alert: You are not the victor. Kids Get Sick. Then everyone gets sick. This Childhood Will Be Televised. Hello, camera phones. Your TV Has Been Hijacked. By things with very high-pitched voices. Coming from one empathetic parent to another, the tips in this book are real, clever, honest, and designed to make life with a terrible two- or three-year-old a little bit more manageable. Hilarious, helpful, and handy, this book will be appreciated by any parent who has asked: Why didn't anybody warn me that unconditional love would be so much work?"

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Asking for It

Kate Harding
Authors:
Kate Harding
Sphere

The Grit Doctor's Summer Food and Fitness Plan

Ruth Field
Authors:
Ruth Field

It's the beginning of summer and your long-awaited summer holiday is finally on the horizon . . . but hand-in-hand with all your dreams of golden sand, tranquil blue seas and garish cocktails comes the inevitable fear. The fear of baring flesh. Suddenly those quick-fix diets start to look tempting. Lose a stone in a month? Sign me up now!But didn't you try a similar diet last year? And didn't you stick to it for a week and then give up? (And then console yourself with a family-size bag of crisps.) So maybe this year it's time to try something different. Maybe it's time to use this moment of motivation to make a real change to the way you eat and the way you exercise - and stick to it once the holiday's just a memory. Maybe if you do that, by the time next year's holiday rolls around you won't even need to fear the flesh. Imagine never having to waste another moment's time worrying about being 'bikini ready' . . .If you're ready to commit to making a real, sustainable change to your lifestyle, The Grit Doctor is here to help. The author of RUN FAT B!TCH RUN and CUT THE CRAP distils some of her most motivating tips to get you ready this summer . . . and next summer too.

Hachette Audio US

The Food Babe Way

Vani Hari
Authors:
Vani Hari

Did you know that your fast food fries contain a chemical used in Silly Putty? Or that a juicy peach sprayed heavily with pesticides could be triggering your body to store fat? When we go to the supermarket, we trust that all our groceries are safe to eat. But much of what we're putting into our bodies is either tainted with chemicals or processed in a way that makes us gain weight, feel sick, and age before our time.Luckily, Vani Hari - aka the Food Babe - has got your back. A food activist who has courageously put the heat on big food companies to disclose ingredients and remove toxic additives from their products, Hari has made it her life's mission to educate the world about how to live a clean, organic, healthy lifestyle in an overprocessed, contaminated-food world, and how to look and feel fabulous while doing it. In THE FOOD BABE WAY, Hari invites you to follow an easy and accessible plan to rid your body of toxins, lose weight without counting calories, and restore your natural glow in just 21 days. Including anecdotes of her own transformation along with easy-to-follow shopping lists, meal plans, and mouthwatering recipes, THE FOOD BABE WAY will empower you to change your food, change your body, and change the world.

Sphere

Cut the Crap

Ruth Field
Authors:
Ruth Field

THE GRIT DOCTOR IS ONE TOUGH TASK-MISTRESS . . . First she instructed us to lace up our trainers in RUN FAT B!TCH RUN Then she told us to clear the clutter in GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER Now, she is ordering us to CUT THE CRAP and get real with our eating habitsShould you go gluten-free? Does detoxing work? What exactly is a superfood? If you're confused by increasingly complicated (and contradictory) nutritional advice, it's time to call in Ruth Field and her formidable alter-ago, The Grit Doctor. With her familiar tough-love style and wicked sense of humour, The Grit Doctor will demystify and simplify healthy eating, enabling readers to see past the bullsh!t and make practical and tasty choices for themselves and their families. Cutting the crap is just as much about eliminating unhelpful and unhealthy pseudo-science as it is about reducing your waistline. In CUT THE CRAP, Ruth Field will empower readers to ditch faddy diets for good and instead embrace a realistic, sustainable and enjoyable healthy eating plan. This isn't a diet, it's a way of life.____________Readers love CUT THE CRAP: 'Great approach to eating, and life in general' 'Five stars given because this book offers straight forward advice that's easy to digest! The humour and wit keeps it fresh, causing a few chuckles along the way' 'Awesome . . . all her books are!' 'Well worth the price and more likely to change your crap eating habits in a sensible bit-by-bit way than any of the other "diet" books out there!' 'The kick up the rear we needed' 'This book is such a refreshing change from the usual bulls*** boring diet books out there . . . Ruth Field's writing style is extremely funny so you actually enjoy reading the book regardless of whether you want to lose weight or not . . . What a welcome change to all the hundreds of diet books I've attempted to read but are now gathering dust on a spare bedroom book shelf'

Seal Press

Full Frontal Feminism

Jessica Valenti
Authors:
Jessica Valenti

Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com. Full Frontal Feminism is a smart and relatable guide to the issues that matter to today's young women. This edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what's happened in the seven years since Full Frontal Feminism was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more.Chapters include:You're a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear. Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips) Pop Culture Gone Wild The Blame (and Shame) Game If These Uterine Walls Could Talk Material World My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases Real" Women Have Babies I Promise I Won't Say Herstory" Boys Do Cry Beauty Cult Sex and the City Voters, My Ass A Quick Academic Aside Get to ItSince its original publication, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers,yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty cool.

Virago

Our Cheating Hearts

Kate Figes
Authors:
Kate Figes
Sphere

Run Fat Bitch Run

Ruth Field
Authors:
Ruth Field

IT'S TIME TO GIVE THOSE SKINNY B!TCHES A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY'You'll be up and running in no time at all' GraziaIs there a large arse-shaped dent in your sofa? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly thighs leave you cowering under the duvet?Then it's time you face the truth: the only option is to lace up your trainers and hit the ground running.Funny and brutally honest, Ruth Field and her straight-talking alter-ego The Grit Doctor will give you - yes, you - the push you need to start pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time.* Locate your inner grit and long-lost energy with a completely foolproof beginners' programme * Enjoy carbs without guilt with The Grit Doctor's tasty and nutritious recipes* Now includes marathon training plan to transform you from casual jogger to elite(ish) athleteIf you want to lose weight, get fit and become and ass-kicking, gets-things-done superwoman, there's only one thing left to do . . . RUN!'Ruth is an inspiring running buddy' Daily Express

Seal Press

The Good Mother Myth

Christy Turlington Burns, Avital Norman Nathman
Authors:
Christy Turlington Burns, Avital Norman Nathman

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media-fed notion of what it means to be a good mother." This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don't tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they're in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom,they're just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick, and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer honest perspectives on what it means to be a mother.

Piatkus

Odd Girl Out

Rachel Simmons
Authors:
Rachel Simmons

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. Including the latest research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

Robinson

Truth & Dare

Liz Miles
Authors:
Liz Miles

The truth is that for those who dare to be different school and growing up can be hell. Truth & Dare is a collection of edgy, quirky stories that revolve around a funny, nerdy cast of characters who struggle to fit in . . . or struggle not to. They will appeal to the inner geek of anyone caught up in attempts to navigate the labyrinthine teen caste system. Written in authentic teen voices, they speak to fans of the movies Juno and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist and the TV series The Gilmore Girls. Witty and smart, these are short stories from the point of view of funny, though not always cool or popular guys and girls, who are dealing with all the pressures of growing up - school, friends, music, relationships, parents, and just plain fitting in (or not).Contributors:Jennifer Finney Boylan is author of eleven books, five of which are YA books. Sarah Rees Brennan is author of The Demon's Lexicon, which was one of Kirkus' Best Books, ALA's Top Ten Best Books and a Best British Fantasy book. Cecil Castellucci author of Rose Sees Red and a picture book Grandma's Gloves. Emma Donoghue author of Booker-shortlisted Room.AM Homes is the winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange) for her novel May We Be Forgiven. She is also the author of, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack.Jennifer R. Hubbard author of the contemporary YA novel The Secret Year, published in 2010.Heidi R. Kling is the author of the Penguin Young Readers YA novel Sea, a story of hope after tragedy set in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.Michael Lowenthal is the author of the novels Charity Girl, Avoidance, and The Same EmbraceSaundra Mitchell author of Shadowed Summer and The Vespertine.Luisa Plaja author of the teen novels-Split by a Kiss, Swapped by a Kiss and Extreme Kissing.Matthue Roth author of Never Mind the Goldbergs, his first novel, a coming-of-age taleSherry Shahan has written over 30 books, including Purple Daze. Shelley Stoehr author of four award-winning novels for Young Adults, including the still popular, award-winning, Crosses. Ellen Wittlinger had her first teen novel, Lombardo's Law,published in 1993. Jill Wolfson author of award-winning novels for young people including What I Call Life; Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies; and Cold Hands, and Warm Heart.Also includes: Courtney Gillette, Jennifer Knight, Gary Soto, and Sara Wilkinson

Virago

Couples

Kate Figes
Authors:
Kate Figes

These days, many of us enjoy unrivalled freedom and equality when it comes to choosing and building a relationship. Yet new myths about how to live and love compromise that happiness.Kate Figes argues that, whether married or cohabiting, gay or straight, remarried or a couple living apart, the quality of our intimate relationship is fundamental to our long-term health and happiness, because our need for commitment and love hasn't changed.This is not a handbook. There are no easy 'Mars and Venus' universal recipes for success, because relationships are far too complicated, individual and important for easy answers. But learning how others sustain lifelong love, and what really goes on in other people's lives can help us to understand our own partnerships and take responsibility for making them work. Couples is an incisive and important look at how we can learn to make love endure.

Virago

The Big Fat Bitch Book

Kate Figes
Authors:
Kate Figes

Why do women excel at bitching? And are there ways to do it well?In this unique and entertaining book, Kate Figes explores girltalk, the way bitching erupts amongst teenage girls, the tenacity of female stereotypes as well as essential guidance on being the best kind of bitch - strong and self-assured rather than the bitch that needs to put other women down to feel stronger. Packed with witty anecdote, etiquette, interviews and contributions from strong bitches such as Kathy Lette, Wendy Holden and Virginia Ironside this is a must read for all women on the most delicious, yet dangerous of verbal art forms.

Virago

Life After Birth

Kate Figes
Authors:
Kate Figes

Forget about the baby for just one minute; what about you?New motherhood changes everything. Few women are prepared for the radical shifts in identity, emotional intensity and relations with friends, family and the father of their child. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book that first bust the conspiracy of silence surrounding the upheaval of new motherhood, Kate Figes draws on medical and historical research, the invention of 'good' motherhood as well as personal testimony to reassure new mothers everywhere that they are not only normal if they find things difficult, but also doing fine.

Sphere

Wild Fire

Nelson DeMille
Authors:
Nelson DeMille

Welcome to the Custer Hill Club - an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk off-the-record about war, life, death, sex and politics. But one Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion.That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club's game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that's how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top-secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.

Katy Sobey

Katy Sobey BiographyKaty is from Bristol and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.Theatre includes: Orpheus & Eurydice (Insane Root, Suspension Bridge Vaults), Rocky: A HorrorShow (The Wardrobe Theatre), The Woodlanders (Hammerpuzzle/Cheltenham Everyman), Othello(Stafford Gatehouse), Here Be Monsters (UK Tour), Hot Air (Tobacco Factory Theatre/MyrtleTheatre Co.), King John (Hammerpuzzle/The Egg), A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK Tour), Flood(Bike Shed Theatre), Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (Little Wolf/Loughborough Town Hall), EarlyDoors (Edinburgh Festival) and The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Wanamaker Festival, The Globe).Katy has appeared in several radio plays for BBC Radio 4, including Tess In Winter, The All-Clear,The Shining Heart and Writing the Century: The Dock. She has also featured in multiple episodesof Poetry Please with Roger McGough.On television, Katy has appeared on BBC 1's daytime drama, The Indian Doctor.Katy has recorded numerous audiobooks and is a featured artist on Audible UK's Narrator'sGreatest Hits. She is the voice of the popular young adult series, Geek Girl.