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.
Author: Jo Brand
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Mit klarem, offenem Blick erzählt Carrie Brownstein vom Aufwachsen in einer Kleinstadtidylle, deren Fassade früh zu bröckeln beginnt, vom Leben vor, mit und nach einer der bekanntesten Punkbands der USA und von dem Versuch, sich selbst in und außerhalb der Musik zu finden.
Mein Leben mit Sleater-Kinney
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74
Author: Tommy Dickinson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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.
The Man Who Invented the Daleks
Author: Alwyn W. Turner
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Edward Bellamy: Ein Rückblick aus dem Jahre 2000 auf 1887. Übersetzt von Clara Zetkin Erstausgabe 1888: Looking Backward 2000 - 1887. Hier in einer Übersetzung von Clara Zetkin. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dietz Verlag, Berlin, 1949 Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Edward Bellamy, Fotographie von 1889. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Übersetzt von Clara Zetkin
Author: Edward Bellamy
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Foreign Language Study
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.
60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care
Author: Judith Matz,Ellen Frankel
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Revealing, entertaining window on the music of the ’50s and ’60s
A Country Music Memoir
Author: Maxine Brown
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Den Auftakt der spannenden Kinderbuchreihe der Bestsellerautorin Suzanne Collins ("Die Tribute von Panem") nun erstmals auch digital erleben! Für ein etwas jüngeres Publikum, aber ebenso fesselnd und mitreißend! Fantastisch und spannend! Gregor entdeckt ein geheimnisvolles Land unterhalb von New York ... Als der elfjährige Gregor seine kleine Schwester vor dem Sturz in den Lüftungsschacht des Wäschekellers bewahren will, kommen ihnen Nebelschwaden entgegen und sie fallen in ein scheinbar endloses Nichts. Sie landen im Unterland, einer Welt unterhalb von New York City. Dort leben fast durchsichtig wirkende Menschen neben riesigen sprechenden Kakerlaken und Fledermäusen, die als Reittiere benutzt werden. Gregor ist fasziniert, aber trotzdem will er nur eins: so schnell wie möglich zurück nach Hause. Es genügt schon, dass sein Vater vor mehr als zwei Jahren spurlos verschwunden ist! Da erfährt Gregor, dass er in einer Prophezeiung vorkommt. Wenn er sich auf sie einlässt, könnte er nicht nur den Unterländern gegen die Ratten helfen, sondern auch seinen Vater finden ... Abenteuer in einem geheimnisvollen Land tief unter der Erde - der erste von fünf fesselnden "Gregor"-Romanen.
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The sociology of the sciences yearbook : a personal retrospective / Richard Whitley -- Sciences, science studies and their publics : speculating on future relations / Ulrike Felt -- Is that politics? / Emilie Gomart and Maarten Hajer -- Science and the postmodern shift in contemporary democracies / Yaron Ezrahi -- History of social science : understanding modernity and rethinking social studies of science / Bjorn Wittrock -- The 'triple helix' and 'new production of knowledge' as socio-cognitive fields / Terry Shinn -- The conundrum of consciousness : changing landscapes of knowledge at the turn of the millennium / Sabine Maasen -- In a constitutional moment : science and social order at the millennium / Sheila Jasanoff -- Growth, differentiation, expansion and change of identity - the future of science / Peter Weingart -- Institutionalizing science & technology studies in the academy / Stephen Hilgartner -- Prolepsis : considerations for histories of science after 2000 / Michael Hagner and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger -- Joy in repetition makes the future disappear : a critical assessment of the present state of STS / Michael Guggenheim and Helga Nowotny -- Reflections on the millennium, calendars, and the Gregorian hegemony / Bernward Joerges.
Looking Back, Ahead
Author: B. Joerges,H. Nowotny,H Nowotny
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
From Irony to Nostalgia
Author: Alice Ridout
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Intuitiv schlank und schön! Schluss mit dem Diätwahn und zurück zu einem natürlichen Körpergefühl und Essgenuss ohne schlechtes Gewissen – diese Botschaft vermitteln die beiden Autorinnen in ihrem Buch „Intuitiv Abnehmen“. Denn wer bewusst und ohne Schuldgefühle isst und auf seinen Körper hört, der wird lernen seinen Körper zu akzeptieren. So fällt es ganz leicht, stressfrei und auf natürliche Weise abzunehmen.
Zurück zu natürlichem Essverhalten
Author: Elyse Resch,Evelyn Tribole
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
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.
The New Politics of International Food Aid
Author: Jennifer Clapp
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Political Science
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.
Author: Brian Kenneth Swain
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.
Author: Suzanne Collins
Category: American fiction
1986: London. A cultural revolution is upon the population. Money is good. Free Enterprise is the culture. The Falklands war is over. Margeret Thatcher is Prime Minister, the Conservatives in their second consecutive term in government. House ownership, capitalism, profit are the fashion. The boom of advertising and music videos fill television screens. Mobile phones, CCTV and DNA profiling are in their infancy. The seeming emergence of a sadistic serial killer luring unwitting victims and using their basic human urges against them calls for an extreme response from the police. As the slaughter escalates across West London, the killer appears to be an elusive and intelligent predator targeting a section of the community isolated from the public mainstream. As the body count mounts and public attention turns to the competency of their capital’s police force, drastic measures are called for in desperate attempts to gain information on the identity of the possible killer as the blood lust accelerates.
Author: Andrew McGregor
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc