A history of the consumption and economics of sushi covers such topics as the underworld of the tuna black market, the real-world practices of sushi chefs, and the role of sushi's popularity in China's future.
Traces the experiences of several sushi novices, a master Japanese chef, and one of the pioneers who brought sushi to America to chronicle the history of sushi in the West, in a natural and culinary tour that also profiles the biology of sushi animals. 50,000 first printing.
The wife of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis describes how electroconvulsive therapy helped her to overcome her more than twenty-year struggle with depression and provides practical guidelines for pursuing ECT as an option.
Joshua Clark never left New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, choosing instead to band together with fellow holdouts in the French Quarter, pooling resources and volunteering energy in an effort to save the city they loved. When Katrina hit, Clark, a key correspondent for National Public Radio during the storm, immediately began to record hundreds of hours of conversations with its victims, not only in the city but throughout the Gulf: the devastated poor and rich alike; rescue workers from around the country; reporters; local characters who could exist nowhere else but New Orleans; politicians; the woman Clark loved, in a relationship ravaged by the storm. Their voices resound throughout this memoir of a unique and little-known moment of anarchy and chaos, of heartbreaking kindness and incomprehensible anguish, of mercy and madness as only America could deliver it.—From publisher description.
Two distinguished psychologists look at the role of self-justification in human life, explaining how and why we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility and restore our belief in our intelligence, moral rectitude, and correctness; assess the potential repercussions of such a course of action; and reveal how it can be overcome.
A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Rom
An intimate memoir of one woman's quest for motherhood details her six-year odyssey, from her decision at age thirty-five that she wants a baby, through her desperate pursuit of everything humanly possible to achieve her goal, to the repercussions of the ordeal for her marriage. By the author of Schoolgirls. Reprint.
Draws on interviews with people from twelve African nations, including warlords, industry executives, activists, missionaries, oil-rig workers, scientists, and ordinary people, to analyze the political, economic, social, and cultural effects of the African oil boom on everyday life in the region.
A thought-provoking study examines the history, politics, and implications of intelligence testing, from its origins to the present day, and discusses its powerful impact on both public policy and private lives, the well-documented shortcomings of testing, and suggestions for developing an entire new model for measuring intelligence.
Society's obsession with dieting and weight loss reveals how they are less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals, in this account of the place of diets in American society. 50,000 first printing.
Looks at the truth behind a variety of health myths, old wives' tales, and conventional wisdom cures, answering questions about such topics as the safety risks of showering during a thunderstorm and the aphrodisiac qualities of oysters.
Presents an evolutionary and scientific perspective on the current obesity epidemic and fitness craze, likening modern lifestyles to the challenges of the jungle where the human body was programmed to forage the foods it now craves, in a guide that recommends radical dietary changes in order to break food addiction and reprogram the body's natural appetites.