Fat City

... keep my tone light and my questions broad: What do you tend to snack on,
when you snack? Is it sweet stuff or salty stuff? He reads from his diary:
Midmorning snack: small green apple and two rice crackers. I continue: Do you
ever feel full?

Fat City

Author: Karen Hitchcock

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957626

Page: 64

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I ask a young 200-kilo patient what he snacks on. “Nothing,” he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up: “I eat hot chips and fried dim sims and drink three bottles of Coke every afternoon. The truth is I’m addicted to eating. I’m addicted.” He punches his thigh. In Fat City, Karen Hitchcock unpicks the idea of obesity as a disease. In a riveting blend of story and analysis, she explores chemistry, psychology and the impulse to excess to explain the West’s growing obesity epidemic.

Prosper

SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The Australian Disease: On the decline of
love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen Hitchcock Fat City 3 Noel Pearson The
War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner Regions of ThickRibbed Ice 5 John ...

Prosper

Author: Simon Leys

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957707

Page: 64

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A big liner, brightly lit, passes us one or two cable-lengths ahead. ‘Ow! They are guzzling champagne but cannot see what's in front of them!’ grumbles Etienne, who has the helm and puts Prosper back on course. Our wooden boat, which one long wave can carry, is a mere cork in the wake of that ship, which crushes three dozen such waves under her uncaring steel plates. How many hundreds of men does she carry? Up there, people laugh, play, dream, eat and sleep … while we, a few feet above the water, surrounded by dancing lights, keep watch till dawn. One summer, Simon Leys joined the crew of a tuna-fishing boat in Brittany, one of the last boats working under sail. In this exceptionally beautiful and elegiac essay, he evokes the traditions, hardships and dangers of the oldest and finest form of seamanship.

Cypherpunk Revolutionary

On Julian Assange Robert Manne. SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The
Australian Disease: On the decline of love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen
Hitchcock Fat City 3 Noel Pearson The War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner
Regions of ...

Cypherpunk Revolutionary

Author: Robert Manne

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957715

Page: 64

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There are few original ideas in politics. In the creation of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange was responsible for one. This essay reveals the making of Julian Assange – both his ideas and his world-changing actions. Robert Manne explores Assange's unruly childhood and then his involvement with the revolutionary cypherpunk underground, all the way through to the creation of WikiLeaks. Pulling together the threads of his development, Manne shows how Assange became one of the most influential Australians of our time.

Short Black 11 No Fixed Address

Robyn Davidson. SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The Australian Disease:
On the decline of love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen Hitchcock Fat City 3
Noel Pearson The War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner Regions of ThickRibbed Ice
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Short Black 11 No Fixed Address

Author: Robyn Davidson

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957731

Page: 64

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In every religion I can think of, there exists some variation on the theme of abandoning the settled life and walking one's way to godliness. The Hindu Sadhu, leaving behind family and wealth to live as a beggar; the pilgrims of Compostela walking away their sins; the circumambulators of the Buddhist kora; the Hajj. What could this ritual journeying be but symbolic, idealised versions of the foraging life? By taking to the road we free ourselves of baggage, both physical and psychological. We walk back to our original condition, to our best selves. After many thousands of years, the nomads are disappearing, swept away by modernity. Robyn Davidson has spent a good part of her life with nomadic cultures. In this fascinating and moving essay she evokes a vanishing way of life, and notes a paradox: that even as classical nomads are disappearing, hypermobility has become the hallmark of contemporary life. In a time of environmental peril, she argues, the nomadic way with nature still offers valuable lessons. No Fixed Address is part lament, part evocation and part exhilarating speculative journey.

The Australian Disease

SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The Australian Disease: On the decline of
love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen Hitchcock Fat City 3 Noel Pearson The
War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner Regions of ThickRibbed Ice 5 John ...

The Australian Disease

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1921870494

Page: 64

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Non-freedom to the Western mind is inevitably linked with images of backwardness – Soviet tractors, East German Trabants, Kim Jong Il’s haircut. But non-freedom these days is also iPads, iPhones and a dazzling array of less iconic but ubiquitous consumer goods that flood our stores, our homes and which increasingly are used to define our ideas of worth and happiness. It is a full-lipped smile achieved with the aid of collagen made from skin flensed from dead Chinese convicts. The Australian Disease is Richard Flanagan’s perceptive, hilarious, searing exposé of the conformity that afflicts our public life. From Weary Dunlop to Vassily Grossman, from David Hicks to Craig Thomson, Flanagan takes us on a wildly entertaining and unsettling trip. If we are to find hope, he says, we must take our compass more from ourselves and less from the powerful.

Fat City

Days were like long twilights in the house under the black walnut trees; through
untrimmed shrubs screening the windows the sun scarcely shone. It was a low,
white frame house with a sagging porch roof supported by two chains that
through years of stress had cracked ... house in Isleton, a farm labor town he had
visited one night with Gene Simms and a carload of acquaintances, its short main
street in ...

Fat City

Author: Leonard Gardner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206571

Page: 183

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A story of small time boxing in Stockton, California in the 1950s.

Chronicle of the Horse

Open jumper - 1 . Charlie Kong : 2 . Zachariah ; 3 . Fat City . Open jumper - 1 .
The Godfather , Bernice Schneider ; 2 . Honest Injun ; 3 . ... Black Market . Grand
Prix of Jumping - 1 . Idle Dice ; 2 . Black Market : 3 . Ballotage . Amateur owner - 1
. Tinker Toy : 2 . New Arrival ; 3 . ... Short Stirrup , Rustic Woods . Medium pony ...

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The Atlantic Monthly

... and the unkempt children playing about and now a large black cross marks its
among the burdocks , and chickens and ... The modern nuns are in the cats , and
the soldiers themselves car- garden nearly the whole morning long , rying about
... they make little Indian boys , — who dwindle like our volunteers ( as I
remember them ) those in the song , as the moon ... by the best of worlds will be
at times for poplars , while the highways near the a minute or two - I take to the fat
city pass ...

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Atlantic Monthly

The modern nuns are in the cats , and the soldiers themselves car garden nearly
the whole morning long , rying about the officers ... they make little Indian boys ,
— who dwindle like our volunteers ( as I remember them ) those in the song , as
the moon goes ... I have adopted two nuns for where the masts of the ships in the
my own : one is tall and slender and river come ... fat city pass between lovely
villas . nun , and go in for a clumsy romp with But this landscape and the Jesuit
the ...

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The Atlantic

... and the unkempt children playing about and now a large black cross marks its
among the burdocks , and chickens and ... The modern nuns are in the cats , and
the soldiers themselves car- garden nearly the whole morning long , rying about
the ... they make little Indian boys , - who dwindle like our volunteers ( as I
remember them ) those in the song , as the moon ... of worlds will be at times for
poplars , while the highways near the a minute or two — I take to the fat city pass
between ...

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The Poultry Keeper

2 . What makes my coop frost up so any of the neighbors tame ones at the same
age , through your valuable paper the best mode of feeding if it is ... What would
you give old hens that get too Christmas , for extra prices , to parties in the fat ?
city , who were solicitous for the novelty of a W . J . J . . ... I have a fall of 1881 ,
while stopping with a Mr . Shilling , they are on the roost . black hen . ... Will legs ,
short legs , heavy , square built body , great home . feeding barley cause it ?
layer ...

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New York

But Democratic Congressman Barney 10/4 : Fat City ( 1972 ) and The Man Who
Would Be Frank vehemently disagrees . The senior King ... If anybody not in our
group is ever Footage ( 1983 ) and “ Short Looks at the Beatles . " nice to us , we
are just absolutely in thrall to 10/2 : Brighton Rock ( 1947 ) and The Heart of the
them . But if you have ... ( 1998 ) and Black Cat , White Cat ( 1998 ) . Naturally ,
the ...

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Southern Writers

An Evening Performance: New and Selected Short Stories (1985). Poison Pen, or
, Live ... The Sorrows of Fat City: A Selection of Literary Essays and Reviews (
1992). Whistling in the ... They have two daughters, Maggie and Liza. Having
begun ... Gates argued that African American literature played on and against
previous ...

Southern Writers

Author: Joseph M. Flora

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Page: 504

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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

International Motion Picture Almanac

Interview With Marlon Brando ( 1989 ) ; 2 additional Emmy Awards : 1986 . 1990 .
Became co ... Porky ' s ( s . p . ) . There Goes the Neighborhood , Black Christmas
( exec . prod . ) . ... Was successful model in N . Y . before landing role in Fat City ,
1972 . Off - B ' way debut ... Appeared in short Blind Curve . PICTURES : Fat ...

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Filmfacts

Two men , barely 10 years apart in age , one with a lifetime of emptiness ahead
of him , one with an empty lifetime ... This is what John Huston has to work with in
Fat City , and he treats it with a level , unsentimental honesty and makes it ...
Army officer in Reflections in a Golden Eye , even Bogart and Hepburn in The
African Queen – they all fall short of their plans . ... Curtis Cokes , as Oma's black
lover , has a self - respect that will not give way to jealousy ; when he gets out of
jail and ...

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Living Blues

Using an ancient Stratocaster , Sam played and sang up a storm for two one -
hour sets each night . ... PITTSBURGH - Fats Domino , Bo Diddley and Little
Anthony appeared at the Stanley Theater Aug . ... Fat City in Swissvale continues
to be the only showcase spot bringing in blues acts , such as Koko Taylor ...
known for his performances of both black and white musical styles of the region
and for his 1973 tracks on Flyright ' s Orange County Special LP ( August 1978 ,
of throat ...

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Fat City

Henry Luce on the Potomac The buxom blonde in the short shorts and white T -
shirt standing seductively in front of her ... Meanwhile , the blue - jeaned cowboy
in the black Stetson hat being propelled from the rodeo chute on top of 2 , 000 ...

Fat City

Author: Donald Lambro

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The Delineator

THE NIGHT SCHOOLS OF A G R F A T CITY A Sheaf of Little Stories From a
Winter's Harvest BY ESTHER HARLAN Ž § 2. % - hand to ... These switches are
extra short stem, made of splendid quality selected human hair, and to match any
ordinary shade. 2 oz., 20 in. ... SILKS 27 in. wide BEST WALUES Black Taffeta,69
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