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|Author||: Carole King|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "King's songs have mixed rock-soul heart-rush with real-world ache. So does her memoir...Revealing, humble, and cool-aunt chatty." -Rolling Stone The incredible life that inspired the hit Broadway musical Beautiful Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend and includes dozens of photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.
|Author||: Leslie Korn|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
An herbal guide to support physical, mental, and spiritual health for women and their children at all stages of life--by a healer with over 40 years of experience. Plant medicines are a woman's ally to achieve optimal health; they bring balance and nourishment to daily life and can reduce or eliminate symptoms of physical and emotional distress. They can also provide alternatives to many pharmaceuticals. This go-to herbal sourcebook gives women the tools to thrive throughout their lives, with remedies using common herbs and plants to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Leslie Korn brings over forty years of experience in numerous herbal traditions and healing modalities, offering timeless wisdom in this herbal companion that can be shared with friends and passed down in the family for generations. She offers treatments using common and easy-to-obtain herbs to address sleep disorders, menstrual issues, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, headaches and migraines, stomach issues, fertility issues, postpartum recovery, skin ailments, common discomforts that affect children, and much more. Korn also offers herbal guidance for rites of passage, moments of community, psychoactive herbs, and a protocol for end-of-life care, as well as a comprehensive resources section.
|Author||: Luisah Teish|
A refreshed edition of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals—updated with a note from the author sharing the changes that have occurred in the 30 years since its original publication. "A book of startling remembrances, revelations, directives, and imperatives, filled with the mysticism, wisdom, and common sense of the African religion of the Mother. It should be read with the same open-minded love with which it was written."—Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple Since its original publication in 1985, Jambalaya has become a classic among Women’s Spirituality Educators, practitioners of traditional Africana religions, environmental activists, and cultural creatives. A mix of memoir, spiritual teachings, and practices from Afro-American traditions such as Ifa/Orisha, and New Orleans Voudou, it offers a fascinating introduction to the world of nature-based spirituality, Goddess worship, and rituals from the African diaspora. More relevant today than it was 36 years ago, the wisdom of Jambalaya reconnects us to the natural and spiritual world, and the centuries-old traditions of African ancestors, whose voices echo through time, guiding us and blending with our own.
|Author||: Janey Lee Grace|
|Editor||: Crown House Publishing|
If the closest you've ever come to natural living is choosing the 'light' version of mayonnaise - this book is for you. If the only recycling you've ever done is chucking your wine bottles into the car park's bottle bin just to rejoice in the crashing sound - it's still for you.
|Author||: Ziba Kashef|
Introduces alternative healing techniques, including African folk remedies, that can be used alone or in conjunction with conventional medical therapies to help African American women cope with common health problems.
|Author||: Lori Johnson|
|Editor||: Kensington Publishing Corp.|
He Can "Do" Her Right. . . Aliesha is a dark-skinned beauty who seemingly has it all--a prestigious academic job, a respected role at church, and an adoring boyfriend. All she thinks she needs when she lands in Dante's barber's chair is someone capable of handling her natural, unchemically-treated hair. But her encounter with the handsome barber forces her to confront what's been missing from her life all along. . . .But Is He Mr. Right? Dante is a laid-back brother who isn't easily rattled. But everything about Aliesha--from her big-city attitude to her wild, defiant hair--begs his attention. His offer to work his magic on her hair sends both of their worlds into a tailspin. But does Dante really have what it takes to finish what he's started? "A thought-provoking look at contemporary African American life." --Booklist "Johnson's strong depiction of the characters allows each one to take shape and become life-like." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers "An enticing read." --Books2Mention Magazine "A five star new author!" --Mary Monroe
|Author||: Evelynn LaVerne Johnson|
|Editor||: Page Publishing Inc|
Spiritual Man: Natural Woman is an empowerment and relationship-building Bible study written to reveal and remind young, middle-aged, and mature women of faith that we do not have to ask for liberation or equality because we already possess it. The key to experiencing the joy of womanhood lies in our individual and collective abilities to learn what acceptable and unacceptable relationships with each other and the men in our lives look like from the women of the Bible.Spiritual Man: Na
|Author||: Janey Lee Grace|
|Editor||: Crown House Publishing|
Imperfectly Natural Woman - the pocket book - a hardback updated 'pocket' version of her first book which is packed with practical hints and tips covering: Natural you - everything from body beautiful, through skin and teeth care to eyesight and fitness; Natural alternatives - including cooking and drinking healthily and natural cures for common ailments; Natural home - how to dump the use of chemicals around the house, save money and benefit you, and your family.
|Author||: Machelle M. Seibel,Hari Kaur Khalsa|
Interest in yoga is at an all-time high, especially among women. Whether readers wish to begin the practice or are already involved in yoga, this innovative book will help them understand the unique benefits yoga provides for a woman's health and mental well-being. The authors lead women of all ages through the health and life cycles specific to females by illustrating the spiritual and physical advantages of Kundalini yoga, as taught by yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies ancient wisdom to explain how to determine and enhance one's own special relationship with the mind, body, and soul. Using his expertise on women's health issues, Dr. Siebel reveals the scientific basis for yoga's positive effects on the brain. Together, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a dialogue of spiritualism and science, elucidating how every woman can reap the rewards of yoga for a lifetime.
|Author||: Donald Bowie|
|Editor||: Untreed Reads|
It's 1985. Threatened by the spectre of mortal illness, beautiful Abigail Winslow suddenly forsakes her glittering world of high-priced antiques and New York, solely for a daring struggle with her past. Desperate, she plunges into a brief but passionate affair with a strikingly handsome young doctor, retraces the course of her troubled childhood, and searches for the one man she has never stopped loving. But when Abigail returns to her life and to her career, she realizes that in one wild, frightened moment she had been offered everything she could ever desire…and emerges ready to live again, with a joy she had never dared imagine.
|Author||: Janey Lee Grace|
|Editor||: Crown House Pub Limited|
This is a collection of alternative ways of making yourself beautiful, keeping your home clean and ensuring you stay healthy. The author relates her experience of different kinds of complementary health, beauty products and ways of avoiding the use of chemicals and other harmful substances.
|Author||: Kirsten Pullen|
|Editor||: Rutgers University Press|
Bathing beauty Esther Williams, bombshell Jane Russell, exotic Carmen Miranda, chanteuse Lena Horne, and talk-show fixture Zsa Zsa Gabor are rarely hailed as great actors or as naturalistic performers. Those terms of praise are given to male stars like Marlon Brando and James Dean, whose gritty dramas are seen as a departure from the glossy spectacles in which these stars appeared. Like a Natural Woman challenges those assumptions, revealing the skill and training that went into the work of these five actresses, who employed naturalistic performance techniques, both onscreen and off. Bringing a fresh perspective to film history through the lens of performance studies, Kirsten Pullen explores the ways in which these actresses, who always appeared to be “playing themselves,” responded to the naturalist notion that actors should create authentic characters by drawing from their own lives. At the same time, she examines how Hollywood presented these female stars as sex objects, focusing on their spectacular bodies at the expense of believable characterization or narratives. Pullen not only helps us appreciate what talented actresses these five women actually were, but also reveals how they sought to express themselves and maintain agency, even while meeting the demands of their directors, studios, families, and fans to perform certain feminine roles. Drawing from a rich collection of classic films, publicity materials, and studio archives, Like a Natural Woman lets us take a new look at both Hollywood acting techniques and the performance of femininity itself.
(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). Beautiful tells of the story of one of the 20th century's most beloved songwriters, Carole King, through 25 of the hit songs she penned for herself and others. This collection of easy piano arrangements from the musical includes 14 songs: Beautiful * I Feel the Earth Move * It's Too Late * (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman * So Far Away * Take Good Care of My Baby * You've Got a Friend * and more.
|Author||: Sheila Weller|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America’s most important musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct. Carole King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation—female version—but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché. The history of the women of that generation has never been written—until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs. Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novel—except it’s all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila Weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information. Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them—confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.
|Author||: Marcus Laux,Christine Conrad|
|Editor||: Pocket Books|
For years women thought they had only two choices for menopause; avoid taking synthetic hormones altogether and suffer the occasionally debilitating side effects of menopause, such as bone loss, or accept a prescription for HRT and with it an increased risk of some cancers. But, as this groundbreaking book proves, there is a better, safer, more effective way. In NATURAL WOMAN, NATURAL MENOPAUSE, Marcus Laux and Christine Conrad cut through the confusion and show women that they can take natural, plant-derived hormones, now widely available, which match their own hormones exactly without any known side effects. Accessible as well as authoritative, NATURAL WOMAN, NATURAL MENOPAUSE features stories of other women who, like Christine Conrad, found they didn't have to accept less than a completely safe alternative. This invaluable guide also offers readers their complete plan for long-lasting health and renewed vitality. Following their 'Natural Woman' plan, which features the right combination of plant-derived hormones, nutritional supplements, a plant-rich diet and an exercise programme to eliminate and even reverse the effects of bone loss, women will find not only that they will be more energetic and radiant, but they also will be adding years of good health to their lives.
|Author||: Bernard Malamud|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
Introduction by Kevin Baker The Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first—and some would say still the best—novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, took on very different material—the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era—and invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. Four decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which—now that he has done it!—looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."
|Author||: Anna North|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK "A masterpiece." - R.O. Kwon The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.
|Author||: Dearbhla Reynolds|
|Editor||: The Countryman Press|
Discover delicious, gut-friendly recipes to supercharge your system Adding a daily dose of fermented foods to your diet can have an extraordinary effect on your health. Motivated by an unshakeable belief that food is medicine and that what we eat can promote great healing, fermentation expert Dearbhla Reynolds shows readers how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods using one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation. Recipes include: • Masala Quinoa Croquettes with Indian Cauliflower and Mango Chutney • Collard Wraps with Kefir Mackerel Pâté, Radishes, and Cucumber Pickles • Fermented Flaxseed and Onion Crackers • Hibiscus Kombucha More than just a recipe book, this is a story about food, health energy, and lost traditions.
|Author||: JJ Pursell|
|Editor||: Fair Winds Press|
The Woman’s Herbal Apothecary is every woman’s lifelong guide to herbal remedies for common health concerns. Novice herbalists and advanced practitioner’s alike will learn how to naturally treat the complete spectrum of women’s concerns, including preventative self-care, life transitions, and common feminine ailments. Learn how to prevent, soothe, and heal without resorting to medical remedies, which are often harsh, costly, and include unpleasant side effects. The Woman’s Herbal Apothecary contains 200 natural remedies, covering the topics of menses, pregnancy, menopause, aging, fibroids, bladder infections, and low libido, among others. The book is conveniently divided into the major cycles of a woman’s life: pre-childbirth, reproductive years, menopause, and beyond. Each section discusses specific physical complaints and how to treat them. You will learn which herbs are the most helpful for each phase of life and which are contraindicated or to be avoided. Master herbalist and naturopathic doctor JJ Pursell provides her own herbal solutions and DIY herbal remedies. The concluding section is divided by specific common health issues in women, such as cardiac disease, thyroid disease, and adrenal dysfunction. With The Woman’s Herbal Apothecary in hand, you are on your way to healing, hormone balance, beauty, longevity, and calm—the natural way.