I just read Death in a Tenured Position by Amanda Cross. Her real name was Carolyn Heilbrun, and it seems she was born a feminist. She taught English at Columbia University between 1960 and 1993. She was the first tenured female in that institution’s English department. The book is about the demise of a fictional woman, Janet Mandelbaum, the first tenured female at Harvard’s English Literature Department, and how her peers and students of both genders react to that appointment. It gives us a wonderful insight into that period and the confusion surrounding the expectations of women in their new roles outside the home.
There are fourteen books in the Professor Amanda Seyfried Nude Kate Fansler mystery series. In this one Kate is asked to help Janet out of an embarrassing situation. The books are small, but they are packed with literature, not only in their academic style, but in their literary references. It is a bit of a challenge to catch the meanings at times, but it is not difficult to appreciate the English language presented in such a scholarly manner.
Kate’s character seems snobby and stuffy at first, but I couldn’t help but identify with her ideals. I rather enjoyed the differing viewpoints of the men and women involved in the story. It reminded me that there actually was a woman’s movement back then, and I appreciate Ms. Heilbrun’s outlook during that most important time. For those who think the peace symbol summarizes the “Age of Aquarius, ” it might behoove you to dig a little deeper. And what better way to do it than through a scholarly mystery series.
The author committed suicide in 2003 at the age of seventy-seven, thus ending the series. It was a conscious and deliberate choice. Reading about it reminded me of an independent movie called Taking Your life. In it Kathryn Joosten, who is best known as the President’s secretary in television’s West Wing series (now as Karen in Desperate Housewives), is filmed over the last week of her life, before she ends it. The two interviewers try to persuade her to reconsider as the filming progresses, citing things she may not have done yet. But Joosten’s character had done all that she wanted to in this life, had outlived her family and wanted to go while her mind and body were still functioning. The movie presents a better understanding of Ms. Heilbrun’s choice.
Have you heard of the Don’t Go Hungry Diet by Dr. Amanda’s for teens? If you want to understand yourself better and the reason that you are not losing any weight with your current weight loss program, read this article so that you can start doing something effective. Dr. Amanda will tell you in details how to become healthy for a longer and happier life.
The Don’t Go Hungry Diet is a program created by Dr. Amanda Sainsbury-Salis, an Australian molecular scientist and weight loss researcher who provided a comprehensive and logical explanation of how we are going to achieve a healthy body. Unlike numerous doctors who just spent few years of their life learning and studying about dieting, this renowned doctor is different from them because she was trying to figure out the dieting problems ever since she was a teenager. She personally experienced most of the teenager’s problems, especially when it comes to losing weight because she also struggled herself to fight yoyo dieting. One of her inspirations why she chose to be in the medical profession is that she wanted to be able to overcome these difficulties and help other people with the same problems.
That was when she created the Don’t Go Hungry Diet, which clearly states that a person does not need to deprive himself of foods in order to lose weight. Doing so may even cause you to gain weight. After years of studying, she realized that there is no point of going against what our body needs. We should therefore, be at peace with our body rather than fighting it by depriving ourselves with the things or foods that our body requires. When you are on a diet, what happens is there are some chemical and hormonal changes that may occur and harm your body. She calls it the “Famine Reaction” that prevents us to burn and melt away those fats and calories. We simply need to eat healthy foods in the right amounts in the right time, so we do not end up feeling hungry and hence overeat at the end.