Suffering Succotash

Author: Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101587003
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

As a child Stephanie Lucianovic lived for years on grilled cheese and created an elaborate system for disposing of revolting food involving bookshelves, holiday centerpieces, and, later, boyfriends. She agonized not over meeting her future in-laws, but over the peaches they served her. As an adult, this picky eater found herself in the most unlikely of circumstances: a graduate of culinary school who became a cheesemonger and then a food writer. Along the way, she realized just how common her plight was. It wasn’t surprising to discover that picky eating is an issue for millions of kids, but who knew there are even support groups for adults who can’t overcome it? Yet remarkably little is known about the science of picky eating, and cultural and historical questions abound. Are picky eaters destined to ascend to a higher plane of existence, and what happens when picky eaters fall in love or go to restaurants? How can you tell if you’re a “supertaster”? How does the gag reflex affect pickiness (and what secrets do sword swallowers impart to help overcome it)? Suffering Succotash is a wide-angle look into the world of picky eating, told by a writer who’s been in the culinary trenches. With wit and charm, through visits to laboratories specializing in genetic analysis, attempts to infiltrate the inner workings of a “feeding” clinic, and interviews with fellow picky eaters and adventurous foodies young and old, Stephanie explores her own food phobias and gets to the bottom of what repulses us about certain foods, what it really means to be a picky eater, and what we can do about it.

The Little Book of Heartbreak

Author: Meghan Laslocky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101602836
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

The perfect anti-valentine: a whirlwind tour through love’s most crushing moments What’s the best way to mend a broken heart? Forget ice cream, wine, and sappy movies. Journalist Meghan Laslocky advises: Read through the pain. From forbidden love in 12th century Paris to the art of crafting the perfect “I’m over you” mix CD, The Little Book of Heartbreak is a quirky exploration of all things lovelorn, including: • How serial cheater Ernest Hemingway stole his wife’s job just as their marriage was collapsing • Kinky spells cast by lovesick men in ancient Greece • Painter Oscar Kokoschka’s attempt to get over an ex by creating (and having liaisons with!) her life-size replica • Brooding crooner Morrissey’s personal creed about how romantic love is useless • The surprising science behind heartbreak and love addiction • The connection between World War II and what you talk about with your therapist • Insights into the tricky chemistry of monogamy and infidelity, courtesy of tiny rodents • And other lessons learned from ill-fated romances, lovers’ quarrels, and hell-hath-no-fury spats throughout the ages Featuring anecdotes from history, literature, culture, art and music, The Little Book of Heartbreak shares the entertaining, empowering and occasionally absurd things that happen when love is on its last legs.

Down and Out in Bugtussle

Author: Stephanie McAfee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451239907
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Returning home to Bugtussle, Mississippi, to recover from heartbreak, Graciela, while working as a substitute teacher and constantly being set up on blind dates, must get to the bottom of a mystery involving her late grandmother.

Minette s Feast

Author: Susanna Reich
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613123072
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Minette’s Feast introduces the iconic American chef Julia Child to a new audience of young readers through the story of her spirited cat, Minette, whom Julia adopted when living in Paris. While Julia is in the kitchen learning to master delicious French dishes, the only feast Minette is truly interested in is that of fresh mouse! This lively story is complete with an author’s note, a bibliography, and actual quotations from Julia Child and comes just in time for the 100th anniversary of her birth. UPraise for Minette's Feast/u DIV “Foodie parents who love cats will love to read this delightful book to their kids.†?/div DIV —The Atlantic/div DIV “This charming portrait...†?/div DIV —Publishers Weekly/div "A delectable tale about Julia Child discovering her culinary calling in Paris...This book is a charmer to share aloud with young people who enjoy a well-paced story and with cat lovers and food lovers of any age." —Horn Book "A charming picture book." —The New York Times Sunday Book Review "Amy Bates uses pencil and watercolor to crate artwork that is as playful as Minette the cat." —Library Media Connection STARRED REVIEWS DIV “A fine recipe for pleasure: Julia Child, the culinary arts, Paris and a lucky cat. Magnifique!†?/div DIV —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Bates’ illustrations work marvelously well with this charming conceit." —Booklist, starred review "Reich's internal rhymes make the proceedings feel festive, while her overall prose conveys Julia's seriousness of purpose. The smooth flow of her narrative belies the impressive amount of research she undertook to relate actual conversations and events...Discover: A delectable banquet that charts Julia Child's culinary progress through the eyes of her cat, Minette." —Shelf Awareness, starred review  /div DIV “...feast for the senses†?/div —School Library Journal, starred review UAward/u Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book

The Little Book of Heartbreak

Author: Meghan Laslocky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101602836
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

The perfect anti-valentine: a whirlwind tour through love’s most crushing moments What’s the best way to mend a broken heart? Forget ice cream, wine, and sappy movies. Journalist Meghan Laslocky advises: Read through the pain. From forbidden love in 12th century Paris to the art of crafting the perfect “I’m over you” mix CD, The Little Book of Heartbreak is a quirky exploration of all things lovelorn, including: • How serial cheater Ernest Hemingway stole his wife’s job just as their marriage was collapsing • Kinky spells cast by lovesick men in ancient Greece • Painter Oscar Kokoschka’s attempt to get over an ex by creating (and having liaisons with!) her life-size replica • Brooding crooner Morrissey’s personal creed about how romantic love is useless • The surprising science behind heartbreak and love addiction • The connection between World War II and what you talk about with your therapist • Insights into the tricky chemistry of monogamy and infidelity, courtesy of tiny rodents • And other lessons learned from ill-fated romances, lovers’ quarrels, and hell-hath-no-fury spats throughout the ages Featuring anecdotes from history, literature, culture, art and music, The Little Book of Heartbreak shares the entertaining, empowering and occasionally absurd things that happen when love is on its last legs.

You Take It From Here

Author: Pamela Ribon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451646245
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Fiction

Just because you’d give your best friend everything doesn’t mean she has to take it. On the heels of a divorce, all Danielle Meyers wants is her annual vacation with sassy, life-long best friend, Smidge—complete with umbrella cocktails by an infinity pool—but instead she’s hit with the curveball of a lifetime. Smidge takes Danielle to the middle of nowhere to reveal a diagnosis of terminal cancer, followed by an unusual request: “After I’m gone, I want you to finish the job. Marry my husband. Raise my daughter. I’m gonna teach you to how to be Smidge 2.0.” As Danielle wrestles with this major life decision, she finds herself torn between being true to her best friend’s wishes and being honest with herself. Parenting issues aside, Smidge’s small-town Louisiana world is exactly the one Danielle made sure to escape. Danielle isn’t one for playing the social butterfly, or being the center of attention. And when your best friend tries to set you up on a date night with her husband, it might be time to become the bossy one for a change. In the spirit of Beaches and Steel Magnolias, You Take It from Here is an honest, hilarious, and heartbreaking novel that ultimately asks: How much should we sacrifice for the ones we love the most?

Betsy and Joe

Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006440546X
Release Date: 1995-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In her senior year of high school, Betsy Ray is torn between Joe Willard, who has written her letters all summer, and Tony Markham, her longtime friend who now sees her in a more romantic light. Reissue.

Betsy s Wedding

Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780064405447
Release Date: 1996-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Betsy marries Joe, her high school sweetheart, and they have all the problems of young newlyweds, in a sixtieth anniversary edition of a beloved story which includes a new biographical section and a new forward. Original.

Mixed Vegetables

Author: Ayumi Komura
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421569932
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Hayato and Hanayu learn that blood is thicker than water, even in the kitchen. First, Hayato tries to explain to a heartbroken Hanayu why a commitment he made to his ailing grandfather may jeopardize his dream of making pastries for a living. Then Hanayu learns about self-sacrifice firsthand when Patisserie Ashitaba is offered a high-profile pastry project the night before her big exam. Are her sushi dreams more important than keeping the family business afloat? -- VIZ Media

Mixed Vegetables Vol 8

Author: Ayumi Komura
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421572185
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Hayato's study trip in Europe is a huge success, while back in Japan Hanayu is becoming a skilled sushi master. But when Hayato is offered the chance of a lifetime to study pastries in a real French patisserie, family ties and his love for Hayato hold him back. Can Hanayu change his mind about this important decision without breaking his heart? Find out how the two foodie friends resolve their dreams, family obligations and love for one another in this stunning final volume of Mixed Vegetables! -- VIZ Media

This House Once

Author: Deborah Freedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481442855
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Deborah Freedman’s masterful new picture book is at once an introduction to the pieces of a house, a cozy story to share and explore, and a dreamy meditation on the magic of our homes and our world. Before there was this house, there were stones, and mud, and a colossal oak tree— three hugs around and as high as the blue. What was your home, once? This poetically simple, thought-provoking, and gorgeously illustrated book invites readers to think about where things come from and what nature provides.

Digital Participatory Culture and the TV Audience

Author: Sandra M. Falero
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137500007
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Social Science

In this study, Falero explores how online communities of participatory audiences have helped to re-define authorship and audience in the digital age. Using over a decade of ethnographic research, Digital Participatory Culture and the TV Audience explores the rise and fall of a site that some heralded as ground zero for the democratization of television criticism. Television Without Pity was a web community devoted to criticizing television programs. Their mission was to hold television networks and writers accountable by critiquing their work and “not just passively sitting around watching.” When executive producer Aaron Sorkin entered Television Without Pity’s message boards on The West Wing in late 2001, he was surprised to find the discussion populated by critics rather than fans. His anger over the criticism he found there wound up becoming a storyline in a subsequent episode of The West Wing wherein web critics were described as “obese shut-ins who lounge around in muumuus and chain-smoke Parliaments.” This book examines the culture at Television Without Pity and will appeal to students and researchers interested in audiences, digital culture and television studies.