Fat City


Author: Leonard Gardner

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841212859

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3424

»Fat City hat mich mehr bewegt als die gesamte Gegenwartsliteratur der letzten Jahre.« Joan Didion Stockton, Kalifornien, 50er Jahre. Im Lido-Box-Gym treffen Ernie Munger und Billy Tully aufeinander. Ernie steht am Anfang seiner Karriere, ist voller Hoffnungen. Billy ist am Ende, will es noch einmal wissen. Ihr Trainer, Ruben Luna, hat schon alles gesehen, er weiß, dass es im Boxen kaum etwas zu holen gibt. Zwischen verlausten Hotelbetten und Pfirsichernte, zwischen Boxring und dunklen Bars, der großen Liebe und der leidlichen Bettgesellschaft, zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung beginnt und vergeht das Leben von Ernie, Billy und Ruben. »Fat City« zählt zu den großen Klassikern der amerikanischen Literatur, der Roman ist das Gegenstück zu Rocky und Co. Keine Heldengeschichte, sondern eine Verbeugung vor dem letzten Willen, der erst erwacht, wenn alle Hoffnung unter den Tisch getrunken ist. Eine Liebeserklärung an eine Zeit, in der man von der Hand in den Mund lebte, aus eigener Kraft alles erreichen und alles zerstören konnte. Gregor Hens gelingt es mit seiner Neuübersetzung meisterhaft, dem einzigartigen Californian-Working-Class-Sound, dem trotzigen Humor und der feinen Melancholie eine deutsche Stimme zu verleihen. »Laufen, kämpfen, lieben, Unkraut jäten oder Obsternte – die Protagonisten des Romans halten niemals inne, nur um nicht von ihrem Verhängnis eingeholt zu werden. Gardner erzählt das so überzeugend, dass wir uns nur an ihre Taten erinnern, nicht an ihre Niederlagen.« The New York Review of Books

Fat City

Author: Leonard Gardner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206571

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 8126

A story of small time boxing in Stockton, California in the 1950s.

Fat city

how Washington wastes your taxes

Author: Donald Lambro

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 405

View: 6060

Fat City

Author: Karen Hitchcock

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957626

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 3030

I ask a young 200-kilo patient what he snacks on. “Nothing,” he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up: “I eat hot chips and fried dim sims and drink three bottles of Coke every afternoon. The truth is I’m addicted to eating. I’m addicted.” He punches his thigh. In Fat City, Karen Hitchcock unpicks the idea of obesity as a disease. In a riveting blend of story and analysis, she explores chemistry, psychology and the impulse to excess to explain the West’s growing obesity epidemic.

Makeovers Can Be Murder

A Fat City Mystery

Author: Kathryn Lilley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101136188

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6876

Plus-size reporter Kate Gallagher is facing the ultimate challenge. She has to bare her belly in a bikini on camera for an upcoming assignment about weight loss scams. Sticking to her diet won't be easy—especially since it’s her love life that’s wasting away. Kate learns she’s not alone at a meeting of a women’s support group, the Newbodies—where her friend Lila confides that her marriage is in trouble. When Lila turns up dead, Kate’s suspicions immediately fall on the husband. But that’s before she finds out that Lila wasn’t the first “Newbody” to meet a violent death. Apparently a killer has an appetite for plus-sized victims, and Kate may be next. Well, chasing a murderer is one way to trim down.

Dying to Be Thin

A Fat City Mystery

Author: Kathryn Lilley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043134

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6938

Welcome to Durham, North Carolina, the diet capital of the world. Plus-sized TV producer Kate Gallagher has been told she has the “face” for TV—it’s the body she needs to work on. So, when she gets dumped by her boyfriend and laid off from her job in the same week, Kate decides to trade in her Whoopie Pies for thinner thighs and enrolls in an exclusive weight loss clinic in Durham, North Carolina. After just one day at the Hoffman Clinic, Kate is about ready to sell her soul for a White Mocha with a doughnut chaser. Working freelance on a story about her own transformation, she must endure petrified fruit and tasteless gruel, sunrise walks, and crazy neighbors. But when the clinic’s principal diet guru turns up dead with a pair of fondue forks where his eyes should be, Kate loses her appetite. Now that the menu features murder, she’s got a breaking story on her hands.

Das Salz-Zucker-Fett-Komplott

Wie die Lebensmittelkonzerne uns süchtig machen

Author: Michael Moss

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641129621

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 624

View: 1790

Essen kann tödlich sein – wie Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Kraft & Co. unsere Gesundheit aufs Spiel setzen Minneapolis, April 1999: Bei einem geheimen Treffen kommen die Geschäftsführer der zwölf größten Nahrungsmittelkonzerne der USA – darunter Nestlé, Coca-Cola und Kraft – zusammen. Auf ihrer Agenda: die weltweit zunehmende Fettleibigkeit. Ihre Sorge: Immer häufiger werden industriell hergestellte Lebensmittel mit ihren Unmengen an Salz, Zucker und Fett für die Gewichtsprobleme der Menschen verantwortlich gemacht. Ein Vorstandsmitglied von Kraft appelliert an das Gewissen seiner Kollegen. Doch unvermittelt ist das Treffen zu Ende ... Fünfzehn Jahre später ist nicht nur die Anzahl der Fettleibigen massiv angestiegen, immer öfter werden auch Krankheiten wie Diabetes, Bluthochdruck, Arthrose, Brust- und Darmkrebs mit unserem immensen Konsum von industriell erzeugten Nahrungsmitteln in Zusammenhang gebracht. Milliarden werden investiert, um die perfekte Mischung an Salz, Zucker und Fett zu finden, die uns süchtig macht nach immer mehr. Michael Moss öffnet uns die Augen für die skrupellosen Geschäftsmethoden der Nahrungsmittel-Multis. Alarmierend, spannend, zukunftsweisend: Sein Buch wird unseren Blick auf unsere Essgewohnheiten für immer verändern.

A Killer Workout

A Fat City Mystery

Author: Kathryn Lilley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212028

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2485

Welcome to Durham, North Carolina, the diet capital of the world… A KILLER WORKOUT After suffering yet another setback in her War on Fat, plus-sized reporter Kate Gallagher decides the time has come for a full-on offensive. Taking time off from Channel Twelve, she signs on for active duty at Body Blast, a boot camp-style fitness program. In addition to a regimen of brutal exercise and bland food, the rules are so tough that Kate's roomie, Marnie Taylor, is almost thrown out for smuggling in candy, and then again for skirting an obstacle wall. The next day, Marnie is missing—and when she's discovered with a broken neck at the foot of the wall, the "boots" suspect foul play. It's not the first suspicious accident at the camp—another woman recently fell to her death during a Wilderness Challenge. Kate knows that losing weight is hard, but it shouldn't be mortal combat! If someone is picking off dieters, she'd better kick her investigative skills into high gear—before the sights land on her...

Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Reach Fat City

A Grown-up's Book for Kids at Work

Author: Adrian Webster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553815954

Category: Success in business

Page: 128

View: 4894

A fresh and innovative route to business and personal success - Polar Bear Pirates contains a whole new universe of characters and terminology that everyone will instantly recognize and relate to. Polar Bear Pirates, highly focused, successful, fun-loving people who truly believe in life before death, are on a quest to reach Fat City. But as we follow the fortunes of these highly motivated bears, we see how they must fight off some pretty ruthless and often highly elusive enemies - enemies who are determined to block their paths and shatter their dreams... Here's a brief sketch of just some of these treacherous characters... Sinkers...the bitter losers who, as disciples of the pear shape, despise anyone else's success and derive immense pleasure from torpedoing it... Head treads...those who block anyone coming up the success ladder; they are devoid of talent, having only got where they are through brown nosing, knife throwing and luck! Neg ferrets...the pessimistic warriors of doom with insatiable appetites for other people's problems... Molasses Man.. the sweet but slow, well-meaning people who are burdened by the beliefs of others... Bloaters...boasting, lazy, obnoxious and tediously egotistical reptilian saddos who are absolutely full of it! Written in the tradition of the bestselling, Who Moved My Cheese, Polar Bear Pirates is a uniquely entertaining and often hilarious look at business and personal development. A 'game book' of questions, answers, traps and signposts, this book delivers powerful, inspirational messages as it helps you to unravel a series of complex motivational issues on your journey to personal and professional success.

The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743250450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 602

View: 5457

Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs.

The Sorrows of Fat City

A Selection of Literary Essays and Reviews

Author: George P. Garrett

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9780872497894

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 331

View: 5523

The Sorrows of Fat City is a representative sampling of critical literary essays written by George Garrett and published between 1957 and 1990. One of America's most accomplished and highly acclaimed writers, poet and novelist Garrett has been writing book reviews and critical essays since the outset of his career. In this volume, he treats several subjects including the Elizabethans, writers who have influenced him, the work of William Faulkner, Southern literature, and contemporary writers.

House of God

Author: Samuel Shem

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416743

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6685

Sechs junge Ärzte beginnen vollen Enthusiasmus ihr erstes Klinikjahr im House of God, beseelt von dem Wunsch, Menschen zu helfen und zu heilen. Doch ihre Ideale werden schnell fortgerissen im Strudel ihres rastlosen Alltags. Sie lernen die Schattenseiten der modernen Medizin kennen, werden zynisch, verzweifelt oder gleichgültig. Das House of God wird für sie zur Hölle ... »House of God« von Samuel Shem ist ein eBook von Topkrimi – exciting eBooks. Das Zuhause für spannende, aufregende, nervenzerreißende Krimis und Thriller. Mehr eBooks findest du auf Facebook. Werde Teil unserer Community und entdecke jede Woche neue Fälle, Crime und Nervenkitzel zum Top-Preis!


Cinema, Region, West

Author: Neil Campbell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803234767

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 8363

"A study of post-1945 contemporary Western films within the social and cultural context of western studies"--

Gonzo Generation

Das Beste der Gonzo-Papers

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102529

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2960

Die legendären Gonzo-Reportagen erstmals auf Deutsch Mit seinen Gonzo Papers wurde Hunter S. Thompson zu einem der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller Amerikas. Dieser einmalige Band versammelt jetzt erstmals die besten Reportagen und Artikel aus vier Jahrzehnten schonungslosem Journalismus. Ein absolutes Muss für alle Thompson-Fans! Mit dem Tod von Hunter S. Thompson verlor die Welt nicht nur ihren wohl unbestechlichsten, schonungslosesten und scharfzüngigsten Reporter, sondern auch einen Schriftsteller, der zu den ganz Großen der amerikanischen Literatur gezählt werden muss. Wie niemand vor ihm ging er mit den Verfehlungen, der Doppelmoral und der bigotten Heuchelei der westlichen Gesellschaft ins Gericht. Dieser Band vereint die besten Reportagen des genialen Erfinders des Gonzo-Journalismus aus vier Jahrzehnten unermüdlichen Kampfes gegen ein korruptes, verlogenes System. Von vorderster Front aus berichtet Thompson über die Missstände, denen er auf seinen unzähligen Reisen begegnet. Drogen, Politik, Armut – seine Nachrichten vom Rande des Abgrunds sind aufrüttelnd, erschütternd, aber auch hellsichtig, ätzend komisch und der Beweis für Thompsons großes schriftstellerisches Können.


Author: Catherine Campanella

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738553573

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 4351

Metairie was the first suburb of New Orleans; an outgrowth to the west by young families seeking larger lots, open air, and affordable new housing. Those suburbanites shared much in common with previous generations of New Orleanians who had migrated westward from the original town (now the French Quarter) to high land along the Mississippi River and the Metairie Ridge. When Jefferson Parish was established in 1825, it included all New Orleans faubourgs west of Felicity Street--what we now know as Uptown New Orleans. These would become the first cities in Jefferson Parish: Carrolton, Jefferson, and Lafayette. By the early 1900s, the westward expansion continued into what we now call Old Metairie and Bucktown. During the mid-20th century, Metairie boomed and is now one of the largest communities in Louisiana. While many residents consider themselves New Orleanians, even those born generations after their families moved to the suburb, Metairie has its own unique history.

Fat History

Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814798249

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 1656

A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History The modern struggle against fat cuts deeply and pervasively into American culture, as evidenced by the compulsion to stay thin, or at least to profess a desire to become thin. Dieting, weight consciousness and widespread hostility to obesity form one of the fundamental themes of modern life in countries around the world. Yet, for example, while the French are renowned for their delight in all things gustatory, they are significantly trimmer and less diet-obsessed than Americans. Fat History explores the meaning of fat and anti-fat in modern Western society, focusing on the uniquely moral component of dieting in America. Tracing how standards of beauty and physical morality have been radically transformed over the past century in the United States and France, Peter N. Stearns illustrates how the contemporary obsession with fat arose in tandem with the dramatic growth in consumer culture, women's increasing equality, and changes in women's sexual and maternal roles. Contrary to popular belief, fashion and nutrition have played only a secondary role in spurring the American aversion to fat, while the French distaste for obesity can be traced to different origins altogether. Filled with narrative anecdotes and rooted in Stearns' trademark use of engaging original sources--from Ebony and Gourmet to The Journal of the American Medical Association and popularized accounts of French doctors--Fat History explores fat's transformation from a symbol of health and well-being to a sign of moral, psychological, and physical disorder.