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Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets
by , Rosie Spaughton

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English

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Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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<p>Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie's unique take on friendships, fame, mental health and LGBT issues.</p><p>As visibly out members of the LGBT community, they open up about their own experiences, both together and as individuals, and have written this book in the hope that it gives strength to those who have faced similar difficulties. They are spreading a message of positivity and inclusivity, and want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin, no matter what their sexuality. </p><p>Delve deep into the unfiltered highs and lows of Rose and Rosie's life: family relationships, secrets of a happy marriage, struggles with OCD and anxiety, finding love and navigating the world as a gay couple. Get ready to laugh, cry, cringe and OVERSHARE.</p>
Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life--With a Soundtra...
by Ben Greenman

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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<p>What songs have made up <i>your</i> life’s soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre—from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones—can help us understand our place in our own lives.</p><p>This collection of short, sharp essays by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Ben Greenman (<i>Mo’ Meta Blues</i>), organized around a thematic playlist of songs, serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Greenman’s wit, insight, and honesty are as sweet and satisfying as the hits (and the deep cuts) at the center of each essay.</p>
The Woody Allen Encyclopedia
by Thomas S. Hischak

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 15, 2018

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<span>For more than five decades, Woody Allen has been one of the most critically acclaimed talents in American cinema. Allen has been nominated for best director seven times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—winning for his 1977 film </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Annie Hall</span><span>—and he has received more Oscar nominations for best screenplay than any other individual. But Allen’s accomplishments are not limited to the big screen. In addition to writing and directing nearly fifty films—many of which he starred in—Allen has been a television writer, a stand-up comedian, a playwright, and the author of several short stories. <br /><br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">The</span><span style="font-style:italic;">Woody Allen Encyclopedia</span><span> is a compendium of information and commentary about every aspect of Allen as an artist. In this volume, Thomas S. Hischak details all of Allen’s works for the cinema, television, and the stage, as well as all of his fiction; his comedy albums; his performances in other directors’ movies; and even documentaries about him. In addition to such critically acclaimed films as</span><span style="font-style:italic;"> Sleeper</span><span>, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Manhattan</span><span>, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Hannah and Her Sisters</span><span>, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Zelig</span><span>, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Crimes and Misdemeanors</span><span>, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Match Point</span><span>, and </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Midnight in Paris</span><span>, entries in this volume feature many of his collaborators, including actors, actresses, cinematographers, editors, designers, producers, and cowriters. <br /><br />This resource also highlights themes in Allen’s work, the music he utilizes in his films, and his working methods, as well as box-office figures and awards. An extensive and comprehensive overview of this artist’s remarkable career, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Woody Allen Encyclopedia</span><span> is a must-have for film aficionados and will be of great interest to all readers, from professors and students to Allen’s most devoted fans.</span>
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
by Philip Pullman

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the internationally best-selling author of the <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.</b><br /><br />One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, <i>Daemon Voices</i> is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.
Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera a...
by Heidi Waleson

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p><b>From the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>'s opera critic, a wide-ranging narrative history of how and why the New York City Opera went bankrupt—and what it means for the future of the arts</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>In October 2013, the arts world was rocked by the news that the New York City Opera—“the people’s opera”—had finally succumbed to financial hardship after 70 years in operation. The company had been a fixture on the national opera scene—as the populist antithesis of the grand Metropolitan Opera, a nurturing home for young American talent, and a place where new, lively ideas shook up a venerable art form. But NYCO’s demise represented more than the loss of a cherished organization: it was a harbinger of massive upheaval in the performing arts—and a warning about how cultural institutions would need to change in order to survive.</p><p>Drawing on extensive research and reporting, Heidi Waleson, one of the foremost American opera critics, recounts the history of this scrappy company and reveals how, from the beginning, it precariously balanced an ambitious artistic program on fragile financial supports. Waleson also looks forward and considers some better-managed, more visionary opera companies that have taken City Opera’s lessons to heart.</p><p>Above all, <i>Mad Scenes and Exit Arias</i> is a story of money, ego, changes in institutional identity, competing forces of populism and elitism, and the ongoing debate about the role of the arts in society. It serves as a detailed case study not only for an American arts organization, but also for the sustainability and management of nonprofit organizations across the country.</p>
Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development (Story-F...
by Alexander Astremsky

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English

Pages

172

Publication Date

July 21, 2018

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Author and scriptwriter Alexander Astremsky offers a <b>systematic approach</b> to plot development and screenwriting. He suggests you stop "waiting for inspiration" and use the <b>Story-Flash step-by-step technology</b> instead. He invites you to rev up “the engine of your imagination" so that you can come up with exciting stories and design them easily, professionally and without the “throes of creation.” <br /><br />The book includes such chapters as <b>"Story Development," "Episode Plan," "Character Development," “How to Make the Story as Compelling as Possible,” “How to Develop a Great Comedy Plot,” </b>etc. It includes over 60 various practical exercises, pictures and diagrams illustrating this step-by-step process. <br /><br />This book also includes the <b>Story-Flash Game</b>, which you can play by yourself or with others. It is not just an interesting and entertaining game, it is designed to boost your imagination with inspiration and break down the barriers in your mind that prevent you from creating brilliant stories with ease. <br /><br />Would you like to know how to write stories? How to write a screenplay? How to write a book? Story-Flash is a screenwriting book that will show you how to write well, how to write faster and easier.
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Build...
by Ari Herstand

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 20, 2016

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<p><strong>"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon</strong></p><br /><p>Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.</p><br /><p>In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan</li><br /><li>Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show</li><br /><li>Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud</li><br /><li>Get songs placed in film and television</li><br /><li>Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape.</p><br /><p>There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.</p>
Magic by Misdirection (The Fitzkee Trilogy Book 3)
by Dariel Fitzkee

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 18, 2011

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Book Three of the Fitzkee Trilogy:<br /><br />MAGIC BY MISDIRECTION<br /><br />An Extended Explanation of the Magician's Application of the Psychology of Deception.<br /><br />Possibly the most popular of Fitzkee's Trilogy, Magic By Misdirection applies the psychology of deception to the art of magic. The finest minds of magic have recognized it as an important and monumental work on the subject. It makes clear the psychological devices and methods you can use to deceive your audience:<br /><br />Disguise<br /><br />Attention Control<br /><br />Simulation<br /><br />Dissimulation<br /><br />Interpretation<br /><br />Maneuver<br /><br />Pretense<br /><br />Ruse<br /><br />Anticipation<br /><br />Diversion<br /><br />Monotony<br /><br />Premature Consummation<br /><br />Confusion<br /><br />Suggestion... and others!<br /><br />Fitzkee supplies practical examples in the form of tricks incorporating and utilizing these principles.<br /><br />"My card on forehead would not be what it has become today if not for Magic by Misdirection." -Michael Finney
Raindance Producers' Lab Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking
by Elliot Grove

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English

Pages

488

Publication Date

November 07, 2013

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical T...
by Penn Jillette

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

August 02, 2016

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Penn Jillette’s <i>New York Times </i>bestselling account of his “extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle…that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions” (<i>The Washington Post</i>).<BR><BR>More than three hundred and thirty pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading at dangerous heights, legendary magician Penn Jillette found himself at a crossroads. He needed a drastic lifestyle change if wanted to see his small children grow up. Enter Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise changed Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.”<BR> <BR>In <i>Presto</i>, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, <i>Presto</i> is an incisive, rollicking read. In the end, it is “undeniably inspiring” (<i>Booklist</i>).

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