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Kessler, Lauren

Overview
Works: 53 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 9,650 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Style manuals  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews  Popular works  Autobiographies  Reference works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC523, 362.196831
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lauren Kessler
Stubborn twig : three generations in the life of a Japanese American family by Lauren Kessler( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masuo's sons becoming Oregon's first Japanese American lawyer and two others becoming surgeons. December 7, 1941, changed the Yasuis' lives completely and forever. Following Pearl Harbor, all West Coast ethnic Japanese, most of whom were U.S. citizens, were forced from their homes with only what they could carry and interned in vast inland "relocation camps." Shamed and broken, Masuo eventually took his own life. But the family endured. Today, while many members of the
When words collide : a media writerʼs guide to grammar and style by Lauren Kessler( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Happy Bottom Riding Club : the life and times of Pancho Barnes by Lauren Kessler( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member 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
The dissident press : alternative journalism in American history by Lauren Kessler( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kessler challenges the idea that the worlds of media and journalism have ever conformed to the free marketplace & apos; 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
Clever girl : Elizabeth Bentley, the spy who ushered in the McCarthy era / Lauren Kessler by Lauren Kessler( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member 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
After all these years : sixties ideals in a different world by Lauren Kessler( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My teenage werewolf : a mother, a daughter, a journey through the thicket of adolescence by Lauren Kessler( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member 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 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That took them further than they ever thought they could go. And behind the scenes, their coach was maneuvering through a different, tough game of move and countermove, legal smarts, and gutsy cool against an establishment that wouldn't give in - until it had to
When words collide : a journalist's guide to grammar and style by Lauren Kessler( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the news : a journalist's search for information by Lauren Kessler( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member 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 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying young by Thomas Hager( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search : information gathering for the mass media by Lauren Kessler( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stubborn twig : three generations in the life of a Japanese American family by Lauren Kessler( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member 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 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clever girl : Elizabeth Bentley's life in and out of espionage by Lauren Kessler( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bentley, the spy who ushered in the McCarthy era
Raising the barre by Lauren Kessler( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lauren Kessler was twelve, her ballet instructor crushed not just her dreams of being a ballerina but also her youthful self-assurance. Now, many decades and three children later, Kessler embarks on a journey to join a professional company to perform in The Nutcracker
Counterclockwise : my year of hypnosis, hormones, dark chocolate, and other adventures in the world of anti-aging by Lauren Kessler( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At this moment, one in three Americans is 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 of time, but Kessler investigates the largely unexplored side of anti-aging: what it takes to be younger, not just look younger. Guided by an open but pleasantly skeptical mind, a thirst for 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.Counterclockwise is a lively quest to discover how to maintain stamina, vitality, fortitude, and creativity right to the very end."The human smile is an anti-gravity device. Kessler's delightful, witty book actually takes 20 yearsoff your face!"⁰́₄Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Gulp
When words collide by Lauren Kessler( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Happy Bottom Riding Club : the life and times of Pancho Barnes
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When words collide : a media writerʼs guide to grammar and styleThe Happy Bottom Riding Club : the life and times of Pancho BarnesThe dissident press : alternative journalism in American historyClever girl : Elizabeth Bentley, the spy who ushered in the McCarthy era / Lauren KesslerMy teenage werewolf : a mother, a daughter, a journey through the thicket of adolescenceFull court press : a season in the life of a winning basketball team and the women who made it happenStubborn twig : three generations in the life of a Japanese American familyClever girl : Elizabeth Bentley's life in and out of espionage