Author: Mia Kang Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Abrams ISBN: 9781647000165 Book Pages: 288 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
An intimate and unï¬‚inching memoir exploring Mia Kang’s journey from self-loathing to self-love Mia Kang is many things: a sought-after model, an immigrant, an eating disorder survivor, and a Muay Thai ï¬?ghter. Her ï¬?rst book, Knockout, is the story of how she eschewed normative body standards and learned to use martial arts to redeï¬?ne her sense of self-worth. In a charming, ï¬?erce, and intimate voice, Kang invites readers into her world. She once lived and died by her weight, but she is now deï¬?ned by her conï¬?dence in being a woman who lives outside the mold of what we’re taught is “feminine.” After dealing with bullying, addiction, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts, Mia acknowledges that she is lucky to still be alive to tell readers what she’s learned: to not let anyone else dictate who you are supposed to be.
Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad—divorced from his mom—suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport. And when he finds out about a school with a killer boxing team and a free-study curriculum, it feels like he's found a ticket to a new Levi. But how can he tell his mom about boxing? And how can he convince his family to set him free?
Author: Suzanne Somers Genre: Health & Fitness Publisher: Crown ISBN: 9780307587466 Book Pages: 329 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Draws on the expertise of eight doctors whose cutting-edge methods are enabling unprecedented cures, sharing the celebrity author's personal experiences as well as the survival stories of other cancer patients while identifying lifestyle strategies and challenging mainstream practices. By the best-selling author of Ageless.
Author: Sajni Patel Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc. ISBN: 9781635830606 Book Pages: 360 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Kareena Thakkar’s world is turned upside down when she learns she’s landed an invitation to the US Open, which could lead to a spot on the first-ever Muay Thai Olympics team. To make it to the US Open, she has to come clean about being a Muay Thai fighter—a sport that her traditional Indian community deems too violent for girls—and own her destiny.
Author: Diane DiResta Genre: Self-Help Publisher: Morgan James Publishing ISBN: 9781683508809 Book Pages: 273 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Called the Bible of Public speaking, Knockout Presentations is a “seminar in a book” that reduces fear and gives speakers the steps to craft and deliver a talk that will make them a knockout on the platform! It’s the next best thing to having Diane DiResta there to teach in person. DiResta provides all the fundamentals without the fluff. Speakers learn what confidence looks like, sounds like, and how to speak the language of confidence, reduce preparation time, craft a compelling talk, size up an audience, overcome fear, and master questions and answers. The Dos and Don’ts at the end of each chapter help speakers review and remember the principles even after putting them into practice. Speaking is the new competitive advantage and Knockout Presentations gives speakers tools and techniques, templates, and resources to improve their skills.
Author: Martin J. Tymms Genre: Science Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media ISBN: 9781592592203 Book Pages: 431 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
As the major task of sequencing the human genome nears completion and the full complement of human genes are catalogued, the task of understanding the normal biological functions of genes and how their alteration leads to diseased states becomes more imperative. In Gene Knockout Protocols, highly skilled investigators with extensive experience in gene targeting and mouse genetics describe their best techniques for the design of targeting constructs and for genetic phenotype analysis. These proven methods contain step-by-step instructions, as well as notes on pitfalls to avoid, and emphasize techniques that are relevant to researchers carrying out gene targeting work. These include embryo transplantation, in vitro embryonic stem cell differentiation, creation of aggregation chimeras, mouse pathology, embryo cryopreservation, and transplantation. Issues such as the use of existing mouse mutation resources and the influence of genetic background and epigenetic effects upon phenotype are also covered. State-of-the-art and highly practical, Gene Knockout Protocols not only constitutes an invaluable source of readily reproducible techniques for those just entering the field of gene targeting, but also a key reference for all genetic researchers today.
Author: Julio Pabon Genre: Publisher: Julio Pabon ISBN: 0692725512 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
In 1995, Cuba's President Fidel Castro visited the South Bronx. Never has a visit by a foreign dignitary caused such a stir in a community that rarely received anything but negative news coverage. Although Castro's visit was widely covered by the traditional corporate media, few people know the story behind his visit. This book tells how an idea on how a respond to a mayor's insult resulted in the most famous visit of a Latin American leader to the heart of a Latino community in the United States that was undergoing its own revolution. Over the years, I have shared anecdotes about that dinner in gatherings with family and friends. Almost every time I told a bit of the story of Fidel's visit, people would tell me that I should write about it. Finally in 2014, I decided to do that and wrote this story to share with the world.