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- University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95
This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...
- Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 18.19
Whether you already love vegan food or need some convincing, YouTube star Laura Miller offers more than a hundred entirely vegan and mostly raw recipes for all people who want to eat deliciously. Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. is the debut cookbook from YouTube's Tastemade star Laura Miller. A soon to be modern classic, Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. will... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00
Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? The authors in this volume propose shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing new ways to understand them through the case of Japan. By tracing the concept of the bad girl as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, Bad Girls of Japan... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as in other areas of retail, this transformation has often been a less-than-smooth process. This has been especially pronounced in bookselling, argues Laura... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation. Eleven accessibly written essays consider a spectrum of cases, from the geisha... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 21.99
In this book?part wine primer, part cultural exploration, part introduction to the Argentine lifestyle?discover where to eat, what to see, and how to travel like a local with Laura Catena, the Argentina-born, United States-educated, globetrotting wine star. The world's fifth largest producer of wine, Argentina is home to malbec, the country's best-known... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.00
This treasury of all-new true miracle stories from the bestselling authors of Christmas Miracles, The Magic of Christmas Miracles, and Mothers' Miracles offers the real-life wonder their readers have come to love. Some highlights: A disk jockey's selection of music has an astounding unintended effect a comatose Polish woman begins to softly sing... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.00
In this new volume, the authors of the bestselling Christmas Miracles , The Magic of Christmas Miracles , Mothers' Miracles , and A Gift of Miracles share more than thirty of the most transcendent and mystical true stories they have encountered of ordinary people whose lives were transformed by wondrous events, including: "An Angel's Hand":... more...
- New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 16.95
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook offers up-to-date information and effective, empirically validated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to help new mothers control worry, panic, and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
This spirited and engaging multidisciplinary volume pins its focus on the lived experiences and cultural depictions of women's mobility and labor in Japan. The theme of "modern girls" continues to offer a captivating window into the changes that women's roles have undergone during the course of the last century. Here we encounter Japanese women inhabiting... more...