Skinny Legs and All

Skinny Legs and All

And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553377884

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?
Categories: Fiction

Skinny Legs and All

Skinny Legs and All

... men go goofy over that spastic little cunt, skinny legs and all"; and—what else? Not much. In her underwear drawer, the gossip dwindled to such a degree that Daruma thought the panties might be actually approaching a Zen state.

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553897937

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?
Categories: Fiction

Recovering the Black Female Body

Recovering the Black Female Body

In the lyrics of popular music , Otis Redding's " hip - shaking mamas ” were desired over Joe Tex's woman with skinny legs . You will recall that in Tex's hit single , " Skinny Legs and All , ” he tries to auction off a skinny - legged ...

Author: Michael Bennett

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813528399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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A collection of essays exploring black female self-representations across all media includes such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker,and Lucille Clifton.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Imagine Me

Imagine Me

was an awkward child, tall and very skinny. There was a very well known soul singer, Joe Tex, and he had a hit song called “Skinny Legs and All.” My family somehow made that my theme song. There was a line in the song: “Who will take ...

Author: Brenda Fantroy-Johnson

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489712035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Imagine Me is a riveting story of a young black girls journey growing up in the early 60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit River, a time of developing and discovering identity. The memoir gives a detailed accounting of how a self-described good girl copes with the early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment. Growing from a child having children to the becoming of a woman who refuses to let herself quit, this is a story of strength and commitment to fulfill her mothers directive, proving to herselfeven through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abusethat faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome fear. This is a journey of hope and dreams fulfilled.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ebony

Ebony

Skinny legs rob the rest of your figure of attractiveness! Now at last you too can try to help yourself improve underdeveloped legs, due to normal causes, and fill out any part of your legs you wish, or your legs all over as many women ...

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Page: 136

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Growing Out

Growing Out

All that such compliments gave me was a lessening of shame at my skinny legs; here at last was a country where my figure was envied, skinny legs and all. I enjoyed working on the Jamaica PR account. Once I was a guest on a TV quiz show ...

Author: Barbara Blake Hannah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241993774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 179

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'A gorgeously exuberant account. . . writing that is natural and vivacious . . . a fascinating and hugely enjoyable read.' Bernardine Evaristo, from the Introduction Travelling over from Jamaica as a teenager, Barbara's journey is remarkable. She finds her footing in TV, and blossoms. Covering incredible celebrity stories, travelling around the world and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Germaine Greer and Michael Caine - her life sparkles. But with the responsibility of being the first black woman reporting on TV comes an enormous amount of pressure, and a flood of hateful letters and complaints from viewers that eventually costs her the job. In the aftermath of this fallout, she goes through a period of self-discovery that allows her to carve out a new space for herself first in the UK and then back home in Jamaica - one that allows her to embrace and celebrate her black identity, rather than feeling suffocated in her attempts to emulate whiteness and conform to the culture around her. Growing Out provides a dazzling, revelatory depiction of race and womanhood in the 1960s from an entirely unique perspective. A title in the Black Britain: Writing Back series - selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unlimited Futures

Unlimited Futures

Skinny legs of all shades of skin poke out beneath the knee-length hems, as arms set to tying shoes and making their beds, ready for another day of mindnumbing, back-breaking work, in this dull world of hospital green and grey.

Author: Ellen van Neerven

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781760991463

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 296

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Unlimited Futures is an anthology of speculative, visionary fiction from 21 emerging and established First Nations writers and Black writers, reflecting visionary pasts, hopeful futures and the invisible ties between First Nations people and People of Colour.With works by Tuesday Atzinger, Flora A Chol, Claire G. Coleman, Zena Cumpston, Lisa Fuller, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi, Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Chemutai Glasheen, Genevieve Grieves, Afeif Ismail, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Laniyuk, Maree McCarthy Yoelu, Jasmin McGaughey, Sisonke Msimang, Merryana Salem, Mykaela Saunders, A&ïsha Trambas, Alison Whittaker and Jasper Wyld, this is an anthology of the tales they wish had existed when they were growing up in Australia.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Exercise Biochemistry

Exercise Biochemistry

Used with permission of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. All rights reserved. Muscle was the tool that granted animals fast movement. Its. —Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All Photograph courtesy of Dr. Cedric S. Raine.

Author: Vassilis Mougios

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781492529040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

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Exercise Biochemistry, Second Edition, offers a clear explanation of how exercise affects molecular-level functioning in athletes and nonathletes, both healthy and diseased.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Social Seduction

Social Seduction

Beauty' biggest Gauster stepdancing competitor was none other than our other sister; our tall sister, Emma “Jeannie” AKA “Skinny Legs & All!” Now family summer outof town “roadtripvacations” were pretty much limited to father's side of ...

Author: SHARON TETILA COX

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514411841

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 548

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The stories in this book are about ordinary everyday human beings as we are each challenged and often socially seduced biologically, psycho-socially, spiritually, and economically as biopsychosocial and spiritual beings. These are also riveting true stories of the biopsychosocial and spiritual being who demonstrates the courage to stand strong during challenges of social seduction not just for oneself, but also for others. Many of us muster up the courage to do the things that are right according to our spiritual faith which for me includes my Christian ethics meaning even when we do not necessarily feel like doing them. We find the courage to not do the things we’re being hedonistically enticed or seduced into doing when we know it’s not morally right, or against our practicing spiritual ethics which clearly tells us not to do them. While many biopsychosocial and spiritual beings pray, some chant, others meditate, study/tarry, etc. Often this is based upon our individually unique beliefs and practices we are allowed here in America. My Christian Ethics however are rooted in the Science of Biblical Hermeneutics which truly empowers me with full armor and the sword of the spirit that sustains and keeps me steady allowing me to maintain my inner peace in the midst of storms including the ones shared in this book.
Categories: Literary Criticism