For readers and listeners of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Bringing Up Bebe, a mother´s unflinching memoir about helping her seven year-old daughter lose weight, and the challenges of modern parenting. When a doctor pronounced Dara-Lynn Weiss´s daughter Bea obese at age seven, the mother of two knew she had to take action. But how could a woman with her own food and body issues - not to mention spotty eating habits - successfully parent a little girl around the issue of obesity? In this much-anticipated, controversial memoir, Dara-Lynn Weiss chronicles the struggle and journey to get Bea healthy. In describing their process - complete with frustrations, self-recriminations, dark humor, and some surprising strategies - Weiss reveals the hypocrisy inherent in the debates over many cultural hot-button issues: from processed snacks, organic foods, and school lunches to dieting, eating disorders, parenting methods, discipline, and kids´ self-esteem. Compounding the challenge were eating environments - from school to restaurants to birthday parties - that set Bea up to fail, and unwelcome judgments from fellow parents. Childhood obesity, Weiss discovered, is a crucible not just for the child but also for parents. She was criticized as readily for enabling Bea´s condition as she was for enforcing the rigid limits necessary to address it. Never before had Weiss been made to feel so wrong for trying to do the right thing. The damned if you do/damned if you don´t predicament came into sharp relief when Weiss raised some of these issues in a Vogue article. Critics came out in full force, and Weiss unwittingly found herself at the center of an emotional and highly charged debate on childhood obesity. A touching and relatable story of loving a child enough to be unpopular, The Heavy will leave listeners applauding Weiss´s success, her bravery, and her unconditional love for her daughter.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Amanda Tepe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003360/bk_rand_003360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Europe´s Muslim communities continue to grow, so does their impact on electoral politics and the potential for inclusion dilemmas. In vote-rich enclaves, Muslim views on religion, tradition, and gender roles can deviate sharply from those of the majority electorate, generating severe trade-offs for parties seeking to broaden their coalitions. Dilemmas of Inclusion explains when and why European political parties include Muslim candidates and voters, revealing that the ways in which parties recruit this new electorate can have lasting consequences. Drawing on original evidence from thoUSnds of electoral contests in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Great Britain, Rafaela Dancygier sheds new light on when minority recruitment will match up with existing party positions and uphold electoral alignments and when it will undermine party brands and shake up party systems. She demonstrates that when parties are seduced by the quick delivery of ethno-religious bloc votes, they undercut their ideological coherence, fail to establish programmatic linkages with Muslim voters, and miss their opportunity to build cross-ethnic, class-based coalitions. Dancygier highlights how the politics of minority inclusion can become a testing ground for parties, showing just how far their commitments to equality and diversity will take them when push comes to electoral shove.
Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon´s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women ´whiskey in a teacup´. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we´re strong and fiery. Reese´s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea´s fried chicken. It´s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids - not to mention how she talks, dances and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese´s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea´s most delicious recipes as well as her favourite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It´s easy to bring a little bit of Reese´s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there´s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
The Gothic horror tradition of film icon Vincent Price is revived in these twisted radio plays that transplant the best of the horror genre into innovative and bizarre landscapes for these unforgettable stories, which include horrific transformations, twisting plots, perversions of science, labyrinthine castles, Gothic dread, surreal revelations, and a little unexpected genre-bending. Now The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, in Association with Bluewater Productions, brings you Vincent Price Presents - featuring stories of horror and suspense inspired by some of Mr. Price’s most famous films, as well as creating new frightening tales with the assistance of his estate. Now.... turn the lights out... sit back... and welcome to... the macabre world of Vincent Price. ´´Spirit Radio´´, from a story by William Tooker. When his hot-air balloon crashes, a wealthy playboy finds himself perched on the brink of two worlds. His only hope of returning to the life he once knew: a mysterious radio the inhabitants of the island are obsessed with. ´´A Skunk´s Tale, from a story by Chad Helder. In this special episode, adorable forest animals meet the apocalyptic zombie horde! Young Stevie the Skunk only wants to stink like the other boys at school. When he makes a devil´s bargain with a sinister and powerful owl, all hell breaks loose. Don´t miss this twisted tale of adolescent angst and zombiehood. It´s only cute until the horror begins. ´´The House of the Raven´´, from a story by Clay and Susan Griffith. Aubrey Pitt is a 1930s magician/gentleman detective known as The Raven. He is a suave fixture of high society as a crime solver and occult expert. When the Raven is summoned to a mysterious meeting with a wicked old colleague, he is presented with a puzzle worthy of his extraordinary talents. If he fails to solve it, he dies. If he succeeds, he lives in misery. This is a sinister tale of mystery and magic, demons and cocktail parties, and leder... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004216/bk_brll_004216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charlie Dixon ´´Down for a little choke & stroke. I got you.´´ That´s the profile of my last Tinder date, and he was oh-so-disappointing. His ´´choke´´ was more like a light tap to the neck, and I couldn´t even bear getting to the ´´stroke.´´ The word ´´intimidating´´ is one I hear pretty often. From almost every man I meet. After a half dozen Tinder fails and another dozen setups, I´m resigning from dating. I´ll never meet a man who can handle me. In one last-ditch effort, I´ve let my best friend take me to one of her kink parties. Disappointment after disappointment have given me pretty low expectations, but then, I meet him. Angelo Tibéa. Tall, dark, with no fucks to give. He´s quite possibly exactly the man I´ve been waiting for. Angelo Tibéa I´m not the kind of man who dates. I don´t do dinners, I don´t do kisses and I definitely don´t take my sexual interests outside of the club. I built it for exactly that reason, to keep my darkness contained. But something about Charlie Dixon stirs up everything inside of me. I have to have her… No, more than that. I have to own her.
Using Harlem´s cultural institutions and memorable characters as her backdrop, Mulligan writes joyously about weathering adolescence while history unfolds around her. This feel-good story resonates with humor and warmth as she chronicles her life among evangelists, curly-haired doo wop boys, snuff-dippers, Fidel Castro´s entourage, interracial marriage, chitlin´ parties and testy interactions between West Indians and blacks. Meet Mr. Big B, the neighborhood numbers banker; join her at the Apollo for Thursday matinees and visit Smalls Paradise and the Hot Cha, when she and her father go bar-hopping on Sunday mornings. She befriends baseball´s Willie Mays in the shoeshine parlor, paints posters for the 1957 March on Washington, and tries, but fails to ingratiate herself into junior black society. This audiobook is a living document of mid-20th century Harlem with appeal for all America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janina Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006453/bk_acx0_006453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if you picked a Mega Powerball, photographed your winning ticket, but then lost it? Imagine you have proof of where you bought it confirmed, and as time ticks down, you search relentlessly until, at last, time´s up, and you´re joked about on late-night TV for 15 minutes of shame...after which you are forgotten and back at your job as a bowling alley accountant. Now imagine it´s a year later, and you win again. This time the jackpot is $900 million, and your ticket is the sole winner. How careful would you be to protect yourself? How paranoid and shocked would you be? Meet Howard Rosen, a lifelong loser determined to rock the world. Step one: erase his identity and disappear. Step two: hire the tabloid writer who finds him - Jude Johnstone - to act as location scout to finance a coup against a corrupt Caribbean island dictator by staging a fake reality show like Survivor. Step three: re-emerge a hero, buy a neighboring island, and throw parties for other lifelong celebrities. What follows is anything but predictable, though, in this adventure based partly on a true story. Set in Miami and the West Indies, no votes or numbers matter for survival here, because if you fail to beat the opposing tribe? You´re shark food! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117557/bk_acx0_117557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marc and Sophie Hunter, Gabe and Kat Rossiter, Holly Andris, and the rest of the I-Team gang find themselves in the same historic Denver hotel celebrating the approach of Christmas at different holiday parties. What starts out as a fun winter evening with friends soon becomes a brutal fight to survive when the hotel is taken over by a group of ruthless narco-terrorists who will stop at nothing to get what they want. On the outside, Julian Darcangelo, Zach McBride, Nick Andris, and others join together with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team in a desperate bid to free their friends, knowing that if they fail, the people they love will be... dead by midnight. Featuring cameo appearances by the men of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, a series by New York Times best-selling author Kaylea Cross. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101637/bk_acx0_101637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.