Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. His work has been described as "an astounding testament to the power and necessity of confession." This powerful book asks whether it might be better "to leave the blade inside the body," whether "forgiveness will bleed you thin."
Stunt Water is Wakefield's first 20 years of spoken word and lyrics collected from his original three now out-of-print books. It is a vulnerable cross section of his writing that moves from disarmingly human to sudden bursts of beast, able to seamlessly blend back into grounded stories of humor, heartache and identity using crisp, innovative and unforgettable metaphors. If you can only buy one Buddy Wakefield book, this collection is the most comprehensive of his most compelling works to date. His craft mimics the intrigue of propellers when they make themselves invisible. Buddy s honest story is a one-man relay race to the light; that of a boy at gentleman practice who sometimes wants to blend in so badly he forgets his purpose has already arrived and there is no need to fight a war that s long been over. The reader must be prepared for the recurring nightmares from which Buddy wakes up only to realize that whatever supposedly awful thing was stalking him was actually just trying to help."
In the health documentary That Sugar Film, writer and director Damon Gameau enlists the help of Stephen Fry, Hugh Jackman and leading scientists around the world to shine a light on the terrible effects of sugar. In a Supersize Me-style experiment, he changes his diet to include 40 teaspoons of sugar a day for 60 days - the average daily sugar intake in Australia - and monitors the effect on his body. But here is the catch - he cannot eat chocolate, sweets, ice cream or cake; the sugar must come from 'healthy' foods. In this illustrated That Sugar Book, Damon explains how sugar damages our bodies and our minds, and how easy it is to consume sugar without even knowing it. Revealing the astonishing amounts of sugar hidden in supposedly healthy foods on supermarket shelves - such as low-fat yoghurt, muesli and children's fruit snacks - Damon makes us realise the damage we unknowingly do to ourselves and our families when we make poor food choices, and shows us how to make it right. With an up-close account of Damon's sugar experiment, and sugar-free recipes to help you wean off the white stuff, That Sugar Book is a startling wake-up call to those of us who have never questioned what's really in our food.
"The Easy Way to Quit Sugar tackles the biggest dietary threat to the modern world: addiction to refined sugar and processed carbohydrates. With the brilliant additional writing skills and illustrations of Bev Aisbett, you'll free yourself of addiction and enjoy better health, higher levels of energy, dramatically improved body shape and a happier, healthier lifestyle."--Amazon.com.
Author: Jeff O'Connell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Genre: Health & Fitness
THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE -Every five seconds, one more person develops diabetes. -Worldwide, 285 million people are affected by type 2 diabetes. -Many of them have no idea. Here is the personal story of one man who has unearthed the mysteries of this global epidemic and offers hard-won practical advice for how readers can take control of their lives and combat this deadly disease. "Sugar Nation is a must-read! As a fitness expert myself, who has dealt with family diabetes and coaching families on how to limit their sugar intake, this book is a fundamental tool in educating the world on just how dangerous dietary sugar can be. Jeff O'Connell's direct yet user-friendly approach to this important and overlooked subject is more than refreshing. All will benefit from picking this book up." --Jennifer Nicole Lee, author of The Jennifer Nicole Lee Fitness Model Diet
Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Sugar: A Bittersweet History is a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from how it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fuelled the Industrial Revolution and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution. The book explores the hidden stories behind this sweet product, revealing how powerful American interests deposed Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii, how Hitler tried to ensure a steady supply of beet sugar when enemies threatened to cut off Germany's supply of overseas cane sugar, and how South Africa established a domestic ethanol industry in the wake of anti-apartheid sugar embargos. The book follows the history of sugar to the present day, showing how sugar made eating on the run socially acceptable and played an integral role in today's fast food culture and obesity epidemic. Impressively researched and commandingly written, Sugar will forever change perceptions of this sweet treat.
"Strong and folksy storytelling...think Zora Neale Hurston...Sugar speaks of what is real." --The Dallas Morning News From an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end." The Chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion...McFadden reveals amazing talent." The novel opens when a young prostitute comes to Bigelow, Arkansas, to start over, far from her haunting past. Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives--and the life of an entire town. Sugar brings a Southern African-American town vividly to life, with its flowering magnolia trees, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in. To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace. McFadden is the author of the novels Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and This Bitter Earth.
Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book. Nguyen’s poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved.
Author: William, Of
Publisher: Warner Books (NY)
Release Date: 1981-07
It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine -- and as poisonous. It's sugar. And "Sugar Blues," inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation's greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.
Author: Allen Carr
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
READ GOOD SUGAR BAD SUGAR AND BE THE WEIGHT YOU WANT TO BE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Good Sugar Bad Sugar tackles the biggest dietary threat to the modern world: The addiction to refined sugar and processed carbohydrates, which is causing epidemics in obesity and Type 2 diabetes on a global scale. Sugar and carb consumption is an addiction that begins at birth, but once you free yourself with Easyway, you'll enjoy better health, higher levels of energy, dramatically improved body shape, and a happier, healthier lifestyle. Allen Carr has helped millions worldwide and he can do the same for you. His books have sold over 15 million copies worldwide, and read by an estimated 40 million people, while countless more have been helped through his network of clinics. Allen Carr's Easyway has spread all over the world for one reason alone: BECAUSE IT WORKS. • A UNIQUE METHOD THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE WILLPOWER • REMOVES ADDICTION TO REFINED SUGAR AND PROCESSED CARBOHYDRATES • STOP EASILY, IMMEDIATELY AND PAINLESSLY • REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE What people say about Allen Carr's Easyway method: "The Allen Carr program was nothing short of a miracle." Anjelica Huston "It was such a revelation that instantly I was freed from my addiction." Sir Anthony Hopkins "His skill is in removing the psychological dependence." The Sunday Times
Author: Carol Taylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Continuing in the bestselling Brown Sugar tradition, this fourth installment brings together the finest award-winning and critically celebrated up-and-coming African-American writers contributing sexy, scintillating, never-before-published short stories.
Davina McCall's delicious and healthy family recipes that help you balance blood sugar, lose weight and feel fantastic. 'I'm in a hurry . . . most of time. Help!!!' Life is so busy. We're all trying to do a million and one things at once. We know we should be watching our blood sugar and eating smart, but most of us don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. Davina's Sugar-Free in a Hurry is packed with tasty refined sugar-free recipes that get great meals on the table - fast. No fuss, no endless chopping and stirring, just amazing food that everyone will love. From quick suppers to indulgent weekend specials, guilt-free snacks to fabulous cakes and puddings, these recipes: * are free from refined sugar so keep blood sugar in balance - no sugar cravings * use smart carbs that help you stay healthy, look great and keep you feeling fuller longer * include ingredients that are easy to use and are available in supermarkets Enjoy super quick yummy food in no time at all. Love it!
Author: Johannes Goransson
Release Date: 2018-02-07
Poetry. "It's as though his poetry takes us to the forest in Lars von Trier's Anti-Christ, where it's filmed, but then suddenly we find ourselves standing in front of a vanished movie theatre of our home. Göransson's poetry is a film that Death peeks at, the scene of shooting the film, the film shot on a roll of film, the movie theatre, the Arcadia. A single poem is the world's interior and exterior, it convulses wildly like an animal that has eaten the poem's interior and exterior all together with silver. bang bang."--Kim Hyesoon "'I make a language out of the bleed-through.' Göransson sure as fuck does. These poems made me cry. So sad and anxious and genius and glarey bright."--Rebecca Loudon
"I m the fat Puerto Rican Polish girl who doesn t feel like she belongs in her skin, or anywhere else for that matter. I ve always been too much and yet not enough." Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn t always fat, but fat is what she is now at age seventeen. Not as fat as her mama, who is so big she hasn t gotten out of bed in months. Not as heavy as her brother, Skunk, who has more meanness in him than fat, which is saying something. But she s large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is: at the grocery store, walking down the street, at school. Sugar s life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home cooking, shopping, and, well, eating. A lot of eating, which Sugar hates as much as she loves. When Sugar meets Even (not Evan his nearly illiterate father misspelled his name on the birth certificate), she has the new experience of someone seeing "her" and not her body. As their unlikely friendship builds, Sugar allows herself to think about the future for the first time, a future not weighed down by her body or her mother. Soon Sugar will have to decide whether to become the girl that Even helps her see within herself or to sink into the darkness of the skin-deep role her family and her life have created for her."
Everyone knows that Lord Sugar has strong opinions and is not afraid to share them - no matter how controversial they may be. His latest book takes us into the world of Alan Sugar: entrepreneur, Twitter addict, television star, keen cyclist, peer of the realm and bemused grandfather. In The Way I See It he shares his trenchant views on subjects as varied as over-priced poncy restaurants, the problems with British society, why French drivers wind him up, the secrets of his own success, and the reason he respects Katie Price more than most celebrities. Crammed full of brilliant stories, amusing rants and sound advice, this is the last word on life, the universe and everything from the nation's favourite straight-talking businessman.