Beautiful Girl

Beautiful Girl

For years Christiane Northrup, M.D., has taught women about heath, wellness, and the miracle of their bodies. Now, in her first children’s book, she presents her wonderful wisdom to the youngest of girls. Beautiful Girl presents this simple but important message: that to be born a girl is a very special thing and carries with it magical gifts and powers that must be recognized and nurtured. Through these empowering words and illustrations, little girls will learn how their bodies are perfect just the way they are, the importance of treating themselves with gentle care, and how changes are just a part of growing up. Dr. Northrup believes that reading and discussing this book with your girls will help them to value the wonder and uniqueness of their bodies and have positive benefits that will last throughout their lives.

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

A Novel

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

A beautiful and compelling story of a young girl's struggle to escape a town trapped by conformity and a family on the verge of dissolution

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Beauty Pageants and National Identity

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Sarah Banet-Weiser complicates the standard feminist take on beauty pageants in this intriguing look at a hotly contested but enduringly popular American ritual. She focuses on the Miss America pageant in particular, considering its claim to be an accurate representation of the diversity of contemporary American women. Exploring the cultural constructions and legitimations that go on during the long process of the pageant, Banet-Weiser depicts the beauty pageant stage as a place where concerns about national identity, cultural hopes and desires, and anxieties about race and gender are crystallized and condensed. The beauty pageant, she convincingly demonstrates, is a profoundly political arena deserving of serious study. Drawing on cultural criticism, ethnographic research, and interviews with pageant participants and officials, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World illustrates how contestants invent and reinvent themselves while articulating the female body as a national body. Banet-Weiser finds that most pageants are characterized by the ambivalence of contemporary "liberal" feminism, which encourages individual achievement, self-determination, and civic responsibility, while simultaneously promoting very conventional notions of beauty. The book explores the many different aspects of the Miss America pageant, including the swimsuit, the interview, and the talent competitions. It also takes a closer look at some extraordinary Miss Americas, such as Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America; Vanessa Williams, the first African American Miss America; and Heather Whitestone, the first Miss America with a disability.

Beautiful Girl

Stories

Beautiful Girl

“Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a master craftsman of the short story when she published her first collection. Her well-honed skill is on abundant\t display in this collection of 16 wonderful stories that encompass a wide range of mood and situation. All are linked in the delicacy and ease of their unfolding, and in the certitude of their revelations, and in the consistency of their theme: Love. Included are “Winter Rain,” “Roses, Rhododendron,” “Home is Where,” “Jealous Husband.”

A Beautiful Girl

A Beautiful Girl

A BEAUTIFUL GIRL is a heartwarming book that celebrates diversity and encourages readers to see and appreciate the unique beauty within themselves and others. Through charming rhyme and sweet illustrations, little girls and big girls alike will be inspired to value what makes them unique and the part they can play in making the world a more wonderful place."Bring beauty to the world by just being you!"

The Story of Beautiful Girl

The beloved Richard and Judy Book Club pick

The Story of Beautiful Girl

A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK Pennsylvania, 1968. 'Hide her.' Two words that would change all of their lives - for ever. On a stormy night in small-town America, a couple, desperate and soaked to the skin, knock on a stranger's door. When Martha, a retired schoolteacher, answers their knock, her world changes for ever. Her visitors are Lynnie and Homan, who have fled The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded with their newborn baby. But the police are closing in and their freedom is about to be snatched away. Moments before she is taken back to the School, bound and tied, Lynnie utters two words to Martha: 'Hide her.' And so begins the heart-rending story of Lynnie, Homan, Martha and baby Julia - lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" is a coming-of-age story about Christopher Showers. Christopher leaves his backwoods Georgia home and moves to San Francisco. That's where his adventure begins. His journey is enlightening, romantic, comical and sexy. He meets a cast of characters and new friends who open his eyes to the new world of being a man - on his own and far from home. Most importantly, he meets Serena Davenport. The two 24-year olds fall in love, and Chris tells anyone who'll listen that Serena is the most beautiful girl in the world. But he soon realizes true love is hard to find, hard to hold, and that things are not always as they seem.

The Bald Boy and the Most Beautiful Girl in the World

The Bald Boy and the Most Beautiful Girl in the World

I have been enjoying teaching for the past three decades. Prior to joining the Baker College family, I served as a faculty member at Ohio State University, Franklin University, Central Connecticut State, University of Massachusetts. Over the same period, my research papers have appeared in more than sixty periodic journals and scholarly collections, in over thirty-five countries situated on all inhabited continents. I also published (as author or editor) fifteen books. I earned my D. Phil. at Oxford university (England) (with a Grant from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom), M.A. at the University of Texas at Dallas (with a National Science Foundation Project Grant Assistantship) and B.S. at Trinity University (with Bostwick Scholarship).

Beautiful Girl

Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body

Beautiful Girl

The only children's book by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Christiane Northrup, now available in a new format and package, as well as added meditations. Co-authored with New York Times best-selling author Kristina Tracy, the book takes up the timely topics of girls' empowerment and body positivity. Beautiful Girl presents this simple but important message: that to be born a girl is a very special thing and carries with it magical gifts and powers that must be recognized and nurtured. Through these empowering words and illustrations, little girls will learn how their bodies are perfect just the way they are, the importance of treating themselves with gentle care, and how changes are just a part of growing up. It's every little girl's birthright to have the deep and unshakable belief that her body is beautiful and contains powerful creative magic. Knowing this will set the stage for her physical and mental health throughout her life. Now available as a hardcover without jacket, with a beautiful new cover, and with the addition of bonus meditations read by Dr. Northrup. This is Dr. Northrup's only children's book, co-written by New York Times best-selling author Kristina Tracy, and colorfully and elegantly illustrated by Aurelie Blanz.

Carole Landis

A Most Beautiful Girl

Carole Landis

Despite appearing in twenty-eight movies in little over a decade, Carole Landis (1919-1948) never quite became the major Hollywood star her onscreen presence should have afforded her. Although she acted in such enduring films as A Scandal in Paris and Moon over Miami, she was most often relegated to supporting roles. Even when she played the major role in a feature, as she did in The Powers Girl and the film noir I Wake Up Screaming!, she was billed second or third behind other actors. This biography traces Landis's life, chronicling her beginnings as a dance hall entertainer in San Francisco, her career in Hollywood and abroad, her USO performances, and ultimately her suicide. Using interviews with actors who worked with Landis, contemporary movie magazines and journals, and correspondence, biographer Eric Gans reveals a tragic figure whose life was all too brief. Landis's big break came in 1940 with Hal Roach's One Million B.C. She appeared in thirteen Twentieth Century-Fox pictures between 1941 and 1946. In 1942-43, Landis entertained troops in England and North Africa in the only all-female USO tour. The trip led to her memoir, Four Jills in a Jeep, and a Fox movie of the same title. After her last American film in 1947, she completed two projects in England while having an affair with married actor Rex Harrison. Tormented by a love that could not lead to matrimony and depressed about growing older, she took a fatal drug overdose on July 5, 1948. Eric Gans is professor of French at University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books including most recently The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day, and his articles have appeared in many periodicals.