Hila Katz ( of A Smokers Guide to Health and Fitness)A strong collection that would be appreciated both by people who love short stories and those who love cinema. Each of the short stories in the collection was the inspiration for a movie - the book discusses how they were adapted for the screen and also (the best part for me) has the full text of each story.
The highlights for me were: Auggie Wrens Christmas Story (by Paul Auster), Babylon Revisited (by F. Scott Fitzgerald), The Basement Room (by Graham Greene), The Harvey Pekar Name Story (by Harvey Pekar and R. Crumb), Killings (by Andre Dubus), My Friend Flicka (by Mary OHara), A Reputation (by Richard Edward Connell), The Sentinel (by Arthur C. Clarke), The Swimmer (by John Cheever), Tomorrow (by William Faulkner), and Your Arkansas Traveler (by Budd Schulberg).
I write about these stories on my blog, here: http://thesilloftheworld.blogspot.com...
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Christa Miller is a writing professional with expertise in massage therapy and health. Miller attended San Francisco State University to earn a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing with a minor in journalism and went on to earn an Arizona massage therapy license. While quitting smoking is one of the biggest steps you can take in living a healthier lifestyle, working out may actually help you quit smoking by reducing your nicotine cravings, according to research published in "Psychopharmacology. Ask your doctor to help you assess your current fitness level. He can help you design a fitness program that slowly improves your endurance, flexibility and strength. He may also recommend that you take a fitness exam and make exercise plan adjustments based on your baseline fitness scores. Write out a plan with a "start" date at least one week from now.
Image via Wellcome Library. It's been just over five years since I first picked up a cigarette—at a party, surrounded by people who seemed much cooler than me by dint of their smoking. Determined to fit in with my new social circle and with my new city—New York, a place where even the corpulent look interesting with a hand-rolled cigarette hanging from their lips—I started smoking socially, and eventually, regularly. Through the years I've quit dozens of times, to no avail. This, like any addiction, is a personal struggle. If you're an addict, no amount of disappointed friend-shaming, bummer chats with parents, or losses of potential girlfriends can make you do something you're not ready to do.
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If you're a human and see this, please ignore it. If you're a scraper, please click the link below :- Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. The New Year has come and gone more than three weeks ago now—where has time gone? As hard as it is for us health addicts to swallow, the reality is that people smoke. Lots of people smoke, especially here in Philly. Question is, are they lost causes when it comes to healthy lifestyles? I talked with Katz about why he wrote the book, how smokers can be healthy and still light up, and—gasp!