Lindy West is a defender of bodies: women's bodies, fat bodies, every body's right to exist in whatever way, shape or form, unjudged and unassailed. "Everyone has a body," she says. "We haven't developed brain-in-jar technology yet." Her writing puts forth the unfortunately radical proposition that each person's body is that person's own business.
Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.
SAN FRANCISCO - As Facebook has taken on the mantle of content distributor, news publisher and story curator, the world's biggest social media company has ventured into the territory of traditional media companies.
In 1962, when a 40-year-old Los Angeles ad copywriter published an advice manual on love and work, no one could have imagined that the book would help fuel the Sexual Revolution and change the course of publishing.
Several years ago, Durham, N.C., author Bronwen Dickey was driving around Atlanta and talking with a friend about the book she was working on. Her friend admitted that the topic - American pit bull terriers - frightened him.
Audrey Johns of Atascadero says she lost 150 pounds by giving up diet foods and cooking from scratch. Some of her clean eating recipes are featured in her new book "Lose Weight By Eating." Here, she talks about her "guilt-free comfort food" during a Facebook Live chat. The full clip and more information is available at http://www.loseweightbyeating.com/cookbook/
Courtesy of Audrey Johns
Atascadero woman who lost 150 pounds shows off new cookbook
Fatal car crash on Hwy. 1 near Piedras Blancas
Arroyo Grande police dog honored at retirement ceremony
Truck veers off Highway 101, catches fire near Arroyo Grande