Search Results: "Weight Watchers International"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Sure, there are some perfectly decent low-fat recipes here— but in an age when perfectly decent low-fat recipes crowd our shelves, that's not enough."
The introduction to this latest Weight Watchers compilation promises ``something for everyone,'' ``variety and flexibility...to fit your unique life-style.'' Which is just another way of saying that this is one more characterless Weight Watchers mishmash of convenience, contrivance, and clichÇ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON WATCHERS by Reza Jalali
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"This quiet story adds to the small collection of books about Muslim families that can counteract the often harmful messages seen in the media. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Shirin lives in a suburban U.S. setting where she and her father can go outside and spot the new moon as Ramadan begins. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHERS by Helen Cresswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An engrossing, surprisingly moving, and original novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two runaways from a gloomy English children's home—11-year- old Katy and 9-year-old Josh—hide out at the Alton Towers amusement park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2010

"A sharply written, wise analysis of the complex mashup of electronic sleuthing, law, policy and culture."
National Journal Intelligence and Homeland Security correspondent Harris investigates how the American government has acquired unprecedented surveillance power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATCHERS by Tahar Djaout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"No one will miss the message here, but Djaout has also given us a story as steeped in the beauty of North Africa as in the darkness threatening those who call it home."
The first English translation of this 1991 winner of the French Prix Mediterranée, whose author was assassinated in 1993 by Islamic extremists in Algeria, follows publication of Djaout's remarkable The Last Summer of Reason (2001) and further shows the loss literature has sustained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC COOKBOOK by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles
Released: March 1, 1989

Claiming that "most cookbooks for diabetics offer unimaginative, bland food ideas," Chantiles (Nutrition/N.Y.C.) has raided the global pantry—or, more accurately, tapped doctors and dieticians throughout the world—and come up with a refreshing range of unusual, even esoteric dishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A great spy novel—except that it's all true."
Alford (History/Cambridge Univ.; Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I, 2008, etc.) is an expert on all things Elizabethan, and his intimate knowledge of the queen's ministers and the period's political history guarantees the accuracy and thoroughness of this rip-roaring story. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHERS by Jon Steele
Released: June 1, 2012

"Still, there's plenty of diabolical fun to be had here, with 'I see dead people' happily rejoined by 'But I wouldn't call her dead, not really.'"
If Quasimodo had a love child with Holly Golightly, well, readers of this unchallenging but not unpleasant thriller wouldn't be a bit surprised. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHERS by Memye Curtis Tucker
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Despite some winning lines and small pleasures, Tucker's miniatures seem stunted more often than pared down."
paper 0-8214-1253-1 Louis Simpson picked this debut volume for the press's Hollis Summers Prize: a varied and modestly ambitious gathering of mainly short poems by an editor of the Atlanta Review. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

In dense, challenging, subtly argued philosophical essays, Bordo (Philosophy/LeMoyne College; The Flight to Objectivity, 1987- -not reviewed) offers a postmodern, poststructuralist feminist interpretation of the female body as a cultural construction in Western society, emphasizing eating disorders, reproductive issues, and the philosophical background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD WEIGHT by Susan Rogers Cooper
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"E.J.'s fans, happy to see the continuing characters further fleshed out, will forgive the fact that this time the chase is more interesting than the capture."
A Texas romance writer's marriage may just be ruined by her inability to keep her nose out of mysterious deaths. Read full book review >