Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend
Author: Lissa Rankin, MD
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Health & Fitness
In this funny, outrageous and empowering book, Dr. Lissa Rankin answers all the secret gynecological questions that most women wonder about, but have always been afraid to ask. Suppose you had a wise, warm, funny best friend-who just happened to be a gynecologist. You're out with the girls for cocktails and the conversation turns to sex, and then to girly parts. One by one, you start asking her all the questions you've secretly wondered about-and discover that you have a lot in common. If you were to write those questions down, then you'd have What's Up Down There?, a life-changing little book that answers: - Do old ladies have saggy vaginas? - How do male gynecologists have a sex life without feeling like they're stuck at the office? - Is it normal for your inner labia to hang out of your outer labia? - Can the baby feel its mom having sex during pregnancy? - How common is it for one's boobs to be two totally different sizes? And so much more! As outrageously funny as it is empowering, this book reveals how to love yourself and your body-and will have you recommending it to every woman you know. From off-the wall sex questions to serious topics of women's sexual health, What's Up Down There? provides answers to women of all ages and stages.
She is Half-Away Woman. Her name is her destiny: half woman, half sea creature. Down with the octopus she dives. She swims out beyond the waves with the sea lions and the orcas. She rolls with the sea otters in the kelp. She rests in the intertidal – that place which is half sea, half land. When the winter storms break, she shelters on the reefs, deep below the thrashing waves, with the rockfish and the wolf eel. She sees all in the sea. She feels all. The sea has always been in Claire Lutrísque’s blood. Descended from Canada’s native Haida people, she is hurled by tragedy on a southward path, to the warm waters of Mozambique, where she joins the fight to safeguard the region’s coral reefs. Navy diver Klaas Afrikaner first swam into these same waters on a covert military mission. Seven years later, he is languishing as a divemaster in the sleepy coastal town of Tofo. But the shark-fin trade is threatening the only thing that keeps him going. So he too must rise to his calling. A shared love of the ocean and a deep desire to protect it brings these kindred spirits together. Steeped in the myths of the sea, Lynton Francois Burger’s novel is as lyrical as it is exhilarating. Part ecological thriller, part tender love story, She Down There is a timely song to the world’s oceans and the creatures living in them.
Hoping to put his past as a government operative behind him, fishing-boat captain Mako Hooker finds his retirement preempted by several mysterious mauling deaths among his fellow fishermen and enlists the help of fishing partner Billy Bright and an attractive movie heiress to investigate. Reprint.
At the novel's center is Durtal, a writer obsessed with the life of one of the blackest figures in history, Gilles de Rais — child murderer, sadist, necrophile, and practitioner of all the black arts. The book's authentic, extraordinarily detailed descriptions of the Black Mass have never been surpassed.
Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place—Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the time period of the Berlin Stories), the Greek Isles in the early 1930s, London in the late 1930s and California in 1940—this acclaimed novel explores Isherwood's fundamental concerns with the choice of a way of life, and its implications for love, sex, spirituality and self-fulfillment. Published in 1959, when Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit is a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwood's life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a serious involvement with Eastern mysticism.
Simple sentences, photographs, and a brief story introduce six different words: are, down, her, is, know, there. Providing young readers an enjoyable opportunities to gain reading skills. *Based upon the Frye Sight Word List,
Race and Industrial Change in the Alabama Coalfields
Author: Robert H. Woodrum
Pubpsher: University of Georgia Press
In 1930 almost 13,000 African Americans worked in the coal mines around Birmingham, Alabama. They made up 53 percent of the mining workforce and some 60 percent of their union's local membership. At the close of the twentieth century, only about 15 percent of Birmingham's miners were black, and the entire mining workforce had been sharply reduced. Robert H. Woodrum offers a challenging interpretation of why this dramatic decline occurred and why it happened during an era of strong union presence in the Alabama coalfields. Drawing on union, company, and government records as well as interviews with coal miners, Woodrum examines the complex connections between racial ideology and technological and economic change. Extending the chronological scope of previous studies of race, work, and unionization in the Birmingham coalfields, Woodrum covers the New Deal, World War II, the postwar era, the 1970s expansion of coalfield employment, and contemporary trends toward globalization. The United Mine Workers of America's efforts to bridge the color line in places like Birmingham should not be underestimated, says Woodrum. Facing pressure from the wider world of segregationist Alabama, however, union leadership ultimately backed off the UMWA's historic commitment to the rights of its black members. Woodrum discusses the role of state UMWA president William Mitch in this process and describes Birmingham's unique economic circumstances as an essentially Rust Belt city within the burgeoning Sun Belt South. This is a nuanced exploration of how, despite their central role in bringing the UMWA back to Alabama in the early 1930s, black miners remained vulnerable to the economic and technological changes that transformed the coal industry after World War II.
"My ta-tas are fine. I had cancer down there." This inspiring book was written to give hope to the over 50,000 women diagnosed with Endometrial/Uterine Cancer each year. Although, cancer definitely detours your life it isn't an automatic death sentence. This is a happy book about a serious subject. It is a cliff note version of Judy's cancer journey. It includes tips, lessons learned and even humor as she mentions the value of farts and shares wisdom learned from Larry the Cable Guy and Forrest Gump. Much has been written about breast, colon and prostate cancers. Little has been written about gynecological cancers. Unfortunately, cancer comes in a rainbow of colors. Being diagnosed with cancer is actually a bad news, good news day. Once the cancer has been detected, you can begin the battle to conquer it. Undetected your chances diminish. Keep in mind that none of the tips or suggestions contained in this book are meant to replace the advice of your doctor. Beyond the tips and humor this book empowers and instills hope.
This story developed from seeing a mole coming out of a hole in a grassy area. Our eyes met - or so it seemed to me - and he disappeared into that hole. I went to look for him and this story is what I imagined might happen.