An exhilarating memoir about one woman's globe-trotting journey of inspiring awakening and self-discovery. Shaken by the loss of her father, drained by her job at the United Nations, and conflicted over failed relationships, Natasha Scripture asked herself the question at the heart of her anxiety: What is my purpose? The answer was not about finding love; it was about recognizing its source. The result is Man Fast, a true and intimate spiritual detective story. With courage, honesty, and wit, Natasha shares the story of her awakening. Starting with the decision to fast from dating, she embarks on a journey that takes her from New York to an ashram in southern India to toiling in a vineyard on Mount Etna to a solo safari in southern Tanzania. In stepping away from the modern demand to couple up, Natasha finally finds a reflective space where she can be fully aware: of her grief, of her identity, and of love as a mystical, ever-present force. An antidote to a culture that prizes finding the right man, Man Fast is an emotionally charged journey that leaves us with a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Revised edition: This edition of Man Fast includes editorial revisions.
'Smart, funny, and deeply wise' Mirabai Starr 'A funny, courageous, and inspiring memoir about one woman's journey into the unknown' Elisabeth Eaves, author of Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents Any cute boys? Natasha Scripture's 64-year-old Indian mother wants to know. Once again, Natasha finds herself explaining that it is not easy to find a husband while serving as a relief worker in refugee camps, war zones and natural disaster areas. Yet returning to New York, still reeling from the sudden death of her father, Natasha realizes that no matter how many dates she goes on, she is no closer to finding that special someone to fill the imaginary void inside her. Exasperated by her search for love, she embarks on a 'man fast', where she stops looking for a relationship and instead turns inward to explore the question at the heart of her anxiety: what is her purpose? This soul-searching takes her deep into the wilderness: from meditating in an Ayurvedic ashram in southern India to toiling on a vineyard on Mount Etna to going on a solo-safari in southern Tanzania (where she also marries herself-yes, it's a thing). In stepping away from the demands of modern life and societal pressure to couple up, Natasha finds a space where she allows herself to become fully present and awake: to her grief, to her identity, and to love as a mystical, ever-present force. This is a book to inspire readers who also want to discover their truest, wildest, most empowered selves.
Do you feel like God is calling you to reconnect with Him & leave the guys alone for a season? If so, the 30 Day Man Fast devotional is for you.
Benjamin Appel is of that rare species, a native New Yorker. Born in 1907, he was raised in the tough, Hell’s-kitchen district of the West 50’s. Like any other kid in a tough city neighborhood, he had to fight for his self-respect as a human being. At De Witt Clinton high school he was a football, crew, and track star. After graduation, he entered the University of Pennsylvania but later transferred to New York University and then Lafayette. He took a post-graduate course at Columbia. While at Lafayette, he published his first book, a volume of verse. Since then he has written five books and has had more than one hundred short stories published. His books are a study of American crime and lawlessness, beginning with small-time holdups, going on to crime as an organized monopoly, emphasizing it in prostitution, labor racketeering, and finally, crime organized into native fascism. He has held a variety of jobs - bank clerk, factory hand, farm hand, lumberjack, tenement house inspector, professional fisherman. Until recently, when he was called to Washington, D.C. to take a position with the OCD, he was employed as a workman in the plant of the Republic Aviation Corporation on Long Island. He is married and has one daughter. His best-known books are Brain Guy, People Talk, Run Around, and Power House. (1943)
Growing up in the Great Depression, serving in World War II, living through the rapidly changing times of our modern age - Ed Pendrys witnessed most of the twentieth century. Perhaps nothing so appropriately symbolized the quickening lifestyle of America as much as the rise of the fast food industry. Granting us a unique perspective, Pendrys' memoirs take us back to the industry's very beginnings. Owner of the very first Chicago area Burger King, and the second one in the world outside of Florida, Pendrys - youngest franchisee at just thirty-three years of age - was there at the start, when burgers and shakes cost 19cents and a Whopper cost just 39cents. In 1965, even at those numbers, he was able to gross in excess of one-million dollars, just one of three franchisees in the nation to do so. Pure Americana, Memoirs of a Fast Food Man is more than history. It is a story of entrepreneurship, it is a story of business, it is a story of rags to riches. It is a story of America in the 20th century. Memoirs of a Fast Food Man is a story of ou
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Denver’s biggest playboy is about to get schooled. Brennen Rich, powerful, and a former pro skier—nothing and no woman is off-limits to Brennen Bergen. Part of the billion-dollar Bergen mountain sports family, he’s reigned supreme over the Denver social scene with his playboy antics. But that’s about to change when he meets Abby Quinn and gets schooled on the MAN FAST. Abby After a disastrous breakup, Abby Quinn has sworn off men. No dating. No boyfriends. A complete Man Fast. She’s starting over in Denver and landed a teaching position at a prestigious elementary school. It’s a temporary post, but if she does a good job, the position could be permanent. Too bad Brennen Bergen has just thrown a wrench into her plans. Forced to shape up or be cut out of his family’s fortune, Brennen must prove he’s a contributing member of the community by volunteering at his former elementary school—Abby’s new school—and the place where he can’t hide behind his bad boy ways to numb the pain he’s carried for over a decade. Will an attraction between them spell trouble for Abby or will Brennen finally have met his match? Man Fast is the first book in the Bergen Brothers Series. Keywords: Alpha male, Billionaire romance, Western romance, Sports romance, Ski romance, Denver romance, Playboy romance, Enemies to lovers, Family saga, brothers series, standalone romance series, friendship romance, steamy romance. Praise for Man Fast "Steamy meets sweet right here, in this book. I fell head over heals in love with both the hero and heroine." --The Reading Realtor Other works by Krista Sandor: The Langley Park Series A steamy, suspenseful second-chance at love series set in the quaint town of Langley Park. Book One: The Road Home Book Two: The Sound of Home Book Three: The Beginning of Home Book Four: The Measure of Home Book Five: The Story of Home Praise for Langley Park Series: “Just when I thought this series couldn’t get any better, Krista knocks out this one!” -Britney’s Romance Library “From a young love that carried over to adulthood. You don’t want to miss this book.” -Just a Lady Reviews “WOW The beginning of Home was such an amazing story that had me from the first page and stayed with me till the very end.” -Goodreads Reviewer “This book blew me the hell away. I don’t know how Krista does it, but she has me under her spell.” -Cate with Fiction, Beer, and Cupcakes “This series just keeps getting more amazing with each book.” -Read on Reader “This book has everything. Epic romance. Emotion that pulls at your heart. Wonderful friendship. Suspense that has you gasping. And hope. Lots and lots of hope.” —Britt from The Red Hatter Book Blog About the Author: If there’s one thing Krista Sandor knows for sure, it’s that romance saved her. After she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015, her world turned upside down. During those difficult first days, her dear friend sent her a romance novel. That kind gesture provided the escape she needed and ignited her love of the genre. Inspired by the strong heroines and happily ever afters, Krista decided to write her own romance series. Today, she is an MS Warrior and living life to the fullest. When she’s not writing, you can find her running 5Ks and chasing after her growing boys in her adopted home of Denver, Colorado. Never miss a release, contest, or author event! Visit Krista’s website and sign up to receive her exclusive newsletter at www.KristaSandor.com
The authors of A Man, A Can, A Plan return with more easy recipes for great, guy-friendly food. When award-winning cookbook author/editor David Joachim introduced the A Man, a Can series in 2002 with A Man, a Can, a Plan, readers and reviewers alike were quick to embrace the winning premise: quick, tasty, healthful meals based on canned and other convenience foods. "This cookbook makes meals guys would love," raved the Philadelphia Daily News. "A foolproof, not to mention spill-proof, guide to manly success in the kitchen," exclaimed the Sunday Star-Ledger. Now David Joachim is back with 50 new tempting recipes for hungry guys everywhere—hearty, healthy fare such as Chili Empanadas, Noodlicious Ramen Salad, Cheez-It Crusted Chicken, Pesto Salmon Pitas, and more. With step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, even the most culinarily challenged dudes can whip up dishes that will have diners eager for more.