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Birth Photography: The Art and Business of Labor and Delivery Pho...
by Ashley Diamond Siegert

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2018

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Birth Photography: The Art and Business of Birth Photography is a photography business book detailing the process of marketing, booking and executing your most incredible labor and delivery images. <br /><br />As a photographer, you are invited to be present at the most intimate moments of your client's lives. You are trusted to capture the moments that change the landscape of a family. <br /><br />In this book, photography instructor Ashley Diamond Siegert reveals best practices and insights for how to structure your workflow, prepare and execute a birth photography assignment and deliver a collection of quality images that will provide memories, healing, and emotion for every client. <br /><br />*Why is Birth Photography right for you?<br /><br />*How to behave in a birth space and how to maintain great interactions with medical staff and birth facilitators.<br /><br />*How to be on-call and how to work with a backup photographer<br /><br />*What to wear and what gear to have on hand<br /><br />*Choreography for the shooting space<br /><br />*Pricing and sales<br /><br />*Pre-Consultations<br /><br />*Network Marketing and Digital Marketing<br /><br />*Basics of Special Cases<br /><br />*Is running a business right for you?<br /><br />*What's next?<br />
Paul Simon: The Life
by Robert Hilburn

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English

Pages

449

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>A publishing event from music legend Paul Simon: an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn.</b><BR><BR>For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has resisted speaking to us outside of his music. He has said he will not write an autobiography or memoir, and he has refused to talk to previous biographers.<BR> <BR>Finally, Simon has opened up—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—to Robert Hilburn, whose biography of Johnny Cash was named by Michiko Kakutani of the <i>New York Times</i> as one of her ten favorite books of 2013. The result is a landmark book that will take its place as the defining biography of one of America’s greatest artists.<BR> <BR>It begins in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, where, raised by a bandleader father and schoolteacher mother, Simon grew up with the twin passions of baseball and music. The latter took over at age twelve when he and schoolboy chum Art Garfunkel became infatuated with the alluring harmonies of doo-wop. Together, they became international icons, and then Simon went on to even greater artistic heights on his own. But beneath the surface of his storied five-decade career is a roller coaster of tumultuous personal and professional ups and downs. From his remarkable early success with Garfunkel to their painfully acrimonious split; from his massive early hits as a solo artist to the wrenching commercial failures of <i>One-Trick Pony</i> and <i>Hearts and Bones</i>; from the historic comeback success of <i>Graceland</i> and <i>The Rhythm of the Saints</i> to the star-crossed foray into theater with <i>The Capeman</i> and a late-career creative resurgence—his is a musical life unlike any other.<BR> <BR>Over the past three years, Hilburn has conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures.<BR> <BR><i>Paul Simon</i> is an intimate and inspiring narrative that helps us finally understand Paul Simon the person and the artist. “With train-wreck moments and tender interludes alike, it delivers a sharply detailed Kodachrome of a brilliant musician” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).
Counterpoint and Harmony (Songs and Sonatas Book 5)
by Jerica MacMillan

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English

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Publication Date

May 20, 2018

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I’m a nerdy cellist. <br /><br />She’s a superstar. <br /><br />We live on different planets with incompatible atmospheres. <br /><br />There’s no way our relationship can work.  I know this.  And I’ve already screwed everything up by pushing her away. <br /><br />But when I get a second chance, I can’t resist taking it.  Even though I know it’ll end in disaster. <br /><br />Because we all know what happens when you fly too close to the sun.   <br /><br /><i>The spellbinding conclusion to Charlie and Damian’s story, you’ll find out what happens when there’s no longer anywhere to hide and how much it takes to make love work.  Emotional, exquisite, and unputdownable, grab Counterpoint and Harmony today! <br /></i>
Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolutio...
by Todd S. Purdum

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><b>A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century</b></p><p>They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals <i>Oklahoma!</i>, <i>Carousel</i>,<i> South Pacific</i>, <i>The King and I</i>, and <i>The Sound of Music</i>, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.</p><br /><p>Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.</p><br /><p>Todd S. Purdum’s portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.</p>
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion
by Dark Horse Books

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English

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Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game<i> The Legend of Zelda(TM): Breath of the Wild</i> and includes material from both of its DLC packs</b><br /><br />This book features nearly fifty pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, two-hundred and ninety-six pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a fifty-five-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team--Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion!<br /><br /><b>**Cover Subject To Change**</b>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondo

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</b><br /><br />Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br />Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Ultimate Songbook for Beginner Violinists: 50+ Easy Violin Ar...
by Julia Termeer

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English

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Publication Date

May 09, 2018

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<p>Are you a beginning violin player and would you like to learn your first repertoire on the violin? Are you looking for guidance to learn your first songs, whether you are learning at home or with a teacher?</p><br /><p><strong>The Ultimate Book for Violin Beginners</strong> offers an easy solution for any beginning violinists to learn your first songs on the violin, without needing to understand everything about musical notation yet.</p><br /><p>In The Ultimate Book for Violin Beginners you will find</p><br /><ul><br /><li><strong>50+ beautiful songs</strong> for beginning violinists</li><br /><li>every song is provided with easy <strong>violin tabs</strong></li><br /><li>a simple <strong>level system</strong>, to find appropriate songs to practice for each level</li><br /></ul><br /><p>The <strong>easy</strong> <strong>violin tab system</strong> you are about to work with are proven to have helped many violin learners around the world to learn the violin quicker and with more fun. By saving time on learning every detail about music notation, you are able to start practicing & get results on your violin much quicker.</p><br /><p>With accompanying video tutorials on the <strong>YouTube channel</strong> <strong>Violinspiration</strong>, you will be getting the professional support you need to build your repertoire and improve your technique while practicing.</p><br /><p>With this book, all you have got to do now is get your violin and start playing. Each song you will learn will get you closer to the violinist you always have wanted to be. </p><br /><p>Take your violin learning to the next level: scroll to the top of the page and click 'Buy Now' to start practicing with the book right now!</p>
Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspir...
by Jonathan Cain

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English

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304

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><strong>From One of the Greatest Bands in History Comes a Reminder to Never Give Up Hope. </strong>In this long-awaited memoir, complete with color photographs, songwriter and keyboardist Jonathan Cain takes us on an odyssey from center stage with Journey when all America was listening to songs like "Don't Stop Believin'," "Faithfully," and "Open Arms," to his hope and faith today. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda.</p><p>When Jonathan Cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could say he had finally arrived. But Cain's journey wasn't always easy - and his true arrival in life had more to do with faith than fame.</p><p>As a child, Cain survived a horrific school fire that killed nearly 100 of his classmates. His experience formed a resilience that would carry him through both tragedy and success. Moving from Chicago to Sunset Boulevard, Cain never let go of his dreams, eventually getting his big break with Journey - and writing the songs that would become the soundtrack of a generation.</p><p><em>Don’t Stop Believin’</em> is an epic story of one man's dream that takes you from playing old-country songs at an Italian Deli in Chicago and his experiences with a warm, encouraging father who died too soon, to suddenly writing mega-bestselling songs with some of the most talented musicians and performers ever to take the stage of some of the world's largest arenas. The song "Don't Stop Believin'" is the most downloaded song of all time, and is one that has been covered by major televisions shows and adopted by a whole new generation.</p><p>Through a wonderful retrospective of music that takes us right to the present, Jonathan Cain reminds us of the melodies and lyrics that serve as milestones for our biggest dreams as they call us to never stop believing.</p>
The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.” —Elizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist’s Way</b> is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today<b>—</b>or perhaps even more so<b>—</b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of <b>The Artist’s Way</b> and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes <b>The Artist’s Way</b> for today's creatives.</p>
The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
by Tessa Fontaine

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><b>Tessa Fontaine’s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, <i>The Electric Woman</i>, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery—through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. </b></p><p>Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire:</p><p><i>The trick is there is no trick. </i><br /><i> You eat fire by eating fire. </i></p><p>Two journeys—a daughter’s and a mother’s—bear witness to this lesson in <i>The Electric Woman</i>. </p><p>For three years Tessa Fontaine lived in a constant state of emergency as her mother battled stroke after stroke. But hospitals, wheelchairs, and loss of language couldn’t hold back such a woman; she and her husband would see Italy together, come what may. Thus Fontaine became free to follow her own piper, a literal giant inviting her to “come play” in the World of Wonders, America’s last traveling sideshow. How could she resist?</p><p> Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage Electra, Fontaine witnessed the marvels of carnival life: intense camaraderie and heartbreak, the guilty thrill of hard-earned cash exchanged for a peek into the impossible, and, most marvelous of all, the stories carnival folks tell about themselves. Through these, Fontaine trained her body to ignore fear and learned how to keep her heart open in the face of loss. </p><p>A story for anyone who has ever imagined running away with the circus, wanted to be someone else, or wanted a loved one to live forever, <i>The Electric Woman </i>is ultimately about death-defying acts of all kinds, especially that ever constant: good old-fashioned unconditional love.</p>

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