A Natural Woman


  • Author : Carole King
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2012-04-10
  • ISBN : 1455512591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "King's songs have mixed rock-soul heart-rush with real-world ache. So does her memoir...Revealing, humble, and cool-aunt chatty." -Rolling Stone The incredible life that inspired the hit Broadway musical Beautiful Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend and includes dozens of photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

A Natural Woman


  • Author : Lori Johnson
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release : 2012-12-01
  • ISBN : 0758278632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

He Can "Do" Her Right. . . Aliesha is a dark-skinned beauty who seemingly has it all--a prestigious academic job, a respected role at church, and an adoring boyfriend. All she thinks she needs when she lands in Dante's barber's chair is someone capable of handling her natural, unchemically-treated hair. But her encounter with the handsome barber forces her to confront what's been missing from her life all along. . . .But Is He Mr. Right? Dante is a laid-back brother who isn't easily rattled. But everything about Aliesha--from her big-city attitude to her wild, defiant hair--begs his attention. His offer to work his magic on her hair sends both of their worlds into a tailspin. But does Dante really have what it takes to finish what he's started? "A thought-provoking look at contemporary African American life." --Booklist "Johnson's strong depiction of the characters allows each one to take shape and become life-like." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers "An enticing read." --Books2Mention Magazine "A five star new author!" --Mary Monroe

A Natural Woman


  • Author : Carole King
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2012-04-10
  • ISBN : 1455512591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "King's songs have mixed rock-soul heart-rush with real-world ache. So does her memoir...Revealing, humble, and cool-aunt chatty." -Rolling Stone The incredible life that inspired the hit Broadway musical Beautiful Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend and includes dozens of photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

A Natural Woman


  • Author : Donald Bowie
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Release : 2015-08-14
  • ISBN : 1611877350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

It's 1985. Threatened by the spectre of mortal illness, beautiful Abigail Winslow suddenly forsakes her glittering world of high-priced antiques and New York, solely for a daring struggle with her past. Desperate, she plunges into a brief but passionate affair with a strikingly handsome young doctor, retraces the course of her troubled childhood, and searches for the one man she has never stopped loving. But when Abigail returns to her life and to her career, she realizes that in one wild, frightened moment she had been offered everything she could ever desire…and emerges ready to live again, with a joy she had never dared imagine.

Like a Natural Woman


  • Author : Kirsten Pullen
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2014-08-08
  • ISBN : 0813573912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Bathing beauty Esther Williams, bombshell Jane Russell, exotic Carmen Miranda, chanteuse Lena Horne, and talk-show fixture Zsa Zsa Gabor are rarely hailed as great actors or as naturalistic performers. Those terms of praise are given to male stars like Marlon Brando and James Dean, whose gritty dramas are seen as a departure from the glossy spectacles in which these stars appeared. Like a Natural Woman challenges those assumptions, revealing the skill and training that went into the work of these five actresses, who employed naturalistic performance techniques, both onscreen and off. Bringing a fresh perspective to film history through the lens of performance studies, Kirsten Pullen explores the ways in which these actresses, who always appeared to be “playing themselves,” responded to the naturalist notion that actors should create authentic characters by drawing from their own lives. At the same time, she examines how Hollywood presented these female stars as sex objects, focusing on their spectacular bodies at the expense of believable characterization or narratives. Pullen not only helps us appreciate what talented actresses these five women actually were, but also reveals how they sought to express themselves and maintain agency, even while meeting the demands of their directors, studios, families, and fans to perform certain feminine roles. Drawing from a rich collection of classic films, publicity materials, and studio archives, Like a Natural Woman lets us take a new look at both Hollywood acting techniques and the performance of femininity itself.

Jambalaya


  • Author : Luisah Teish
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 1988-03-03
  • ISBN : 0062508598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A Marvelous Blend of Memoir, Folk Wisdom, and Afro-American Beliefs. Actress, storyteller, and priestess Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom.

Natural Woman


  • Author : Leslie Korn
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2019-12-24
  • ISBN : 083484253X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An herbal guide to support physical, mental, and spiritual health for women and their children at all stages of life--by a healer with over 40 years of experience. Plant medicines are a woman's ally to achieve optimal health; they bring balance and nourishment to daily life and can reduce or eliminate symptoms of physical and emotional distress. They can also provide alternatives to many pharmaceuticals. This go-to herbal sourcebook gives women the tools to thrive throughout their lives, with remedies using common herbs and plants to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Leslie Korn brings over forty years of experience in numerous herbal traditions and healing modalities, offering timeless wisdom in this herbal companion that can be shared with friends and passed down in the family for generations. She offers treatments using common and easy-to-obtain herbs to address sleep disorders, menstrual issues, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, headaches and migraines, stomach issues, fertility issues, postpartum recovery, skin ailments, common discomforts that affect children, and much more. Korn also offers herbal guidance for rites of passage, moments of community, psychoactive herbs, and a protocol for end-of-life care, as well as a comprehensive resources section.

Imperfectly Natural Woman


  • Author : Janey Lee Grace
  • Publisher : Crown House Publishing
  • Release : 2005-11-28
  • ISBN : 1845904249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

If the closest you've ever come to natural living is choosing the 'light' version of mayonnaise - this book is for you. If the only recycling you've ever done is chucking your wine bottles into the car park's bottle bin just to rejoice in the crashing sound - it's still for you.

Like a Natural Woman


  • Author : Jennifer Darlene Douglas
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Natural Woman


  • Author : Penelope Sach
  • Publisher : Frog Books
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9781583940914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Natural Woman offers practical approaches to a wide range of women's concerns, from appearance, weight, depression, and insomnia to allergies, hormones, and menopause, along with current information on diet and exercise. Written by an experienced practitioner of naturopathic, homeopathic, and herbal medicine, the book is designed for women short on time: helpful suggestions are laid out in bulleted lists under categories, and concepts are outlined in easy to follow paragraphs. This is an easy to use guide to feeling good, for women of all ages and cultures.