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Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker
by Lauren Kessler
When I was six, my father nicknamed me Laurisa Kesslova because, he said, all great dancers were Russians, and since I was going to be a great dancer, I needed a Russian name. I aim to reclaim that name. When Lauren Kessler was twelve, her ballet instructor crushed not just her dreams of being a ballerina but also her youthful...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging
by Lauren Kessler
At this moment, one in three Americans is entering midlife, and many are wondering, "How did I get to be this old?" Plenty will turn to miracle creams, injections, fillers, and surgery to reverse the hands of time, but Kessler investigates the largely unexplored side of anti-aging: what it takes to be younger, not just look younger....
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Categories: Memoirs
The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes
by Lauren Kessler
Pancho Barnes was a force of nature, a woman who lived a big, messy, colorful, unconventional life. She ran through three fortunes, four husbands, and countless lovers. She outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican Army, and out- maneuvered the U.S. government. In The Happy Bottom Riding Club , award-winning...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence
by Lauren Kessler
A veteran journalist navigates the mother-daughter relationship at its most crucial moment With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist, and the open (and sometimes wounded) heart of a mother, award-winning author Lauren Kessler embeds herself in her about-to-be-teenage daughter's life. In seventh- and...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era
by Lauren Kessler
Communists vilified her as a raging neurotic. Leftists dismissed her as a confused idealist. Her family pitied her as an exploited lover. Some said she was a traitor, a stooge, a mercenary and a grandstander. To others she was a true American heroine—fearless, principled, bold and resolute. Congressional committees loved her. The FBI...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
When Words Collide (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism)
by Lauren Kessler
Kessler and McDonald's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is praised by students and professors alike for its straightforward and clear-almost conversational-presentation of grammar. This versatile grammar and usage handbook works for both beginning and continuing media writers, providing concise, clear explanations and examples, as well as quick and...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Writing and Publishing
Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer
by Lauren Kessler
Previously published in Hardcover as Dancing With Rose One journalist's riveting and surprisingly hopeful in-the-trenches view of Alzheimer's Nearly five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's. Like many children of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Memoirs
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