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Kessler, Lauren

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Works: 43 works in 155 publications in 2 languages and 9,457 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Style manuals  Interviews  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT274.Y39, B
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Publications about Lauren Kessler
Publications by Lauren Kessler
Most widely held works by Lauren Kessler
Stubborn twig : three generations in the life of a Japanese American family by Lauren Kessler( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
Third generation have made their mark in various professions, some are still searching for their place in American society. The Yasui family freely opened its records and its memories to Lauren Kessler, who has written a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and surpasses the drama of fiction. Stubborn Twig is a moving saga about not only the promise but also the perils of America and the meaning of becoming and being an American
When words collide : a journalist's guide to grammar and style by Lauren Kessler( Book )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
The Happy Bottom Riding Club : the life and times of Pancho Barnes by Lauren Kessler( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Describes the life of Florence Lowe Barnes, who left her uppercrust family and lifestyle and became Pancho Barnes in the late 1920s, one of the most famous female pilots in history
Clever girl : Elizabeth Bentley, the spy who ushered in the McCarthy era / Lauren Kessler by Lauren Kessler( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Communists vilified her as a raging neurotic. Leftists dismissed her as a confused idealist. Her family pitied her as an exploited lover. Some said she was a traitor, a stooge, a mercenary, and a grandstander. To others she was a true American heroine -- fearless, principled, bold, and resolute. Congressional committees loved her. The FBI hailed her as an avenging angel. The Catholics embraced her. But the fact is, more than half a century after she captured the headlines as the "Red Spy Queen," Elizabeth Bentley remains a mystery. In the 1930s she embraced communism and fell in love with an undercover KGB agent who initiated her into the world of espionage. By the time America plunged into World War II, Elizabeth Bentley was directing the operations of the two largest spy rings in America. Eventually, she had eighty people in her secret apparatus, half of them employees of the federal government. When she defected in 1945 and told her story -- first to the FBI and then at a series of public hearings and trials -- she was catapulted to tabloid fame as the "Red Spy Queen," ushering in, almost single-handedly, the McCarthy era. - Jacket flap
The dissident press : alternative journalism in American history by Lauren Kessler( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Kessler challenges the idea that the worlds of media and journalism have ever conformed to the free marketplace' image they were supposed to. There has always been restrictive entry. Groups therefore come together to exclude others from their marketplace. The result is that we seldom find
After all these years : sixties ideals in a different world by Lauren Kessler( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
My teenage werewolf : a mother, a daughter, a journey through the thicket of adolescence by Lauren Kessler( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist, and the open (and sometimes wounded) heart of a mother, writer Lauren Kessler embeds herself in her about-to-be-teenage daughter's life. In seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms, at home, online, at the mall, and at summer camp, Kessler observes, investigates, chronicles--and participates in--the life of a twenty-first-century teen. As she begins to better understand and appreciate her mercurial daughter, their relationship--at first a mirror of the author's difficult relationship with her own mother--lurches in new directions. With the help of a resident teen expert (her daughter), as well as teachers, doctors, therapists, and other mothers, Kessler illuminates the age-old struggle from both sides, gracefully interweaving personal experience with journalistic inquiry. Funny, poignant, and insightful, this book explores the fascinating and scary world of today's teen
Full court press : a season in the life of a winning basketball team and the women who made it happen by Lauren Kessler( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
When Jody Runge, a young and ambitious basketball coach, arrived at the University of Oregon in the spring of 1993, she found the team - the Oregon Ducks - demoralized by its worst season in almost two decades, and ignored and underfunded in a male-dominated athletic department. The pressure on Runge was enormous: The Ducks had to earn the respect and recognition they needed to become a force in their league or decline into complete obscurity. While fighting a legal
Counterclockwise : my year of hypnosis, hormones, dark chocolate, and other adventures in the world of anti-aging by Lauren Kessler( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
"A bootcamp in Utah in 118 degree heat. A raw food diet. Hypnotic suggestions. A team of crack computer scientists who can age and de-age a face with the click of a mouse. The World Convention on Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas (headlined by Suzanne Somers). These are just a few of the stops Lauren Kessler makes on her journey to reverse time from the inside out.At this moment, one in three Americans are entering midlife and many are wondering, 'How did I get to be this old?', Plenty will turn to miracle creams, injections, fillers, and surgery to reverse the hands oftime, but Kessler investigates the largely unexplored side of antiaging: what it takes to be younger, not just look younger. Guided by both intense curiousity and healthy skepticism, a sense of adventure, and a sense of humor, she investigates America's youth obsession and decides, on a very personal level, what to do about it. She is at once the careful reporter, the immersion journalist, the self-designated lab rat, and a midlife woman who is not interested in being as old as her driver's license insists she is. Kessler's mission isn't about vanity (well, maybe a little) but about discovering ways to maintain stamina, vitality, fortitude, and creativity right to the very end"--
Uncovering the news : a journalist's search for information by Lauren Kessler( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
"This book provides you with the tools to find the facts-and find them fast. It alerts you to all the resources and techniques that can make you an expert information-gatherer who goes beyond "official sources" and press releases to get the whole story and report it fairly."--Book cover
Mastering the message : media writing with substance and style by Lauren Kessler( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Staying young by Thomas Hager( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The search : information gathering for the mass media by Lauren Kessler( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Stubborn twig [three generations in the life of a Japanese American family] by Lauren Kessler( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Stubborn Twig is the true story of immigrants making their way in a new land, a moving saga about the promise and perils of America and the meaning of becoming an American. Masuo Yasui arrived in America in 1903 with big dreams and empty pockets. He worked on the railroads, in a cannery, and as a houseboy before settling in Hood River, Oregon, to open a store, raise a large family, and become one of the area's most successful orchardists. As Masuo broke the color barrier in the local business community, his American-born children broke it in school, scouts, and sports, excelling in most everything they tried. But none of their accomplishments could shield them from the sometimes intense racism that scarred their formative years. December 7, 1941, changed their lives completely and forever. Forced from their homes with only what they could carry and interned in vast inland camps, the family was shamed and broken. But the Yasui family endured, as immigrants have always endured, to claim their place as Americans in a diverse and sometimes troubled society
Stubborn twig three generations in the life of a Japanese American family by Lauren Kessler( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"Masuo Yasui arrived in America in 1903 with big dreams and empty pockets. He worked on the railroads, in a cannery, and as a houseboy before settling in Hood River, Oregon, to open a store, raise a large family, and become one of the area's most successful orchardists. As Masuo broke the color barrier in the local business community, his American-born children broke it in school, scouts, and sports, excelling in most everything they tried. But none of their accomplishments could shield them from the sometimes intense racism that scarred their formative years. December 7, 1941, changed their lives completely and forever. Forced from their homes with only what they could carry and interned in vast inland camps, the family was shamed and broken. But the Yasui family endured, as immigrants have always endured, to claim their place as Americans in a diverse and sometimes troubled society."--Publishser's web site
Aging well by Thomas Hager( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in Chinese and English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Clever girl : Elizabeth Bentley's life in and out of espionage by Lauren Kessler( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bentley, the spy who ushered in the McCarthy era
My teenage werewolf : a mother, a daughter, a journey into the thicket of adolescence by Lauren Kessler( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A veteran journalist analyzes the relationship between mothers and daughters in early adolescence, sharing personal youth and parenting experiences while drawing on the insights of educators, therapists and other moms
Exercises for When words collide : a journalist's guide to grammar and style by Lauren Kessler( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Full throttle : the life and times of Pancho Barnes by Lauren Kessler( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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English (130)
Chinese (2)
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