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Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity:...
by David Lynch

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

December 27, 2007

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<b>In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.</b><br /><br />Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David Lynch's <b><i>Catching the Big Fish</i></b> provides a rare window into the internationally acclaimed filmmaker's methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.<br /><br /><i>Catching the Big Fish</i> comes as a revelation to the legion of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.<br /><br /><b>Catching Ideas</b><br /><br /><i>Ideas are like fish.<br /><br />If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.<br /><br />Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful.<br /><br />I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything.<br /><br />Everything, anything that is a thing, comes up from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness-your awareness-is expanded, the deeper you go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.</i><br /><br /><b>--from <i>Catching the Big Fish</i></b>
WEIGHT WATCHERS ONE POT COOKBOOK 2019: Ultimate Freestyle One Pot...
by Steve Filip

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English

Pages

65

Publication Date

January 02, 2019

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<h3>Eating healthy, losing weight, shaping your waistline is never easy as it sounds, especially, if you are used to binging on unhealthy food. Research show that the benefits of the freestyle diet helps in control sugars, aids in weight loss, reducing heart related diseases and helps in overall improvement of health and lifestyle.</h3><br /><br />What you’ll learn inside the book :<br /><ul><br /><u><br /><li>Simple and easy recipes to help in effective weight loss</li><br /><li>Smart point system that helps in calorie intake</li><br /><li>Usage of simple ingredients which helps in step by step process of preparing the recipes</li><br /><li>Free style recipes with smart points</li><br /><li>Everything you need to know about freestyle diet</li><br /></ul><br /></u><br /><br /><br /><b>Does it sound too good to be true? </b>Let’s get to facts and prove the benefits to you. <u><b>Just Click "Buy now" and start your new life!</b></u>
Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life throug...
by Matthew Dicks

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<strong>A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters</strong>.<br /> <br /> Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.
Theatre in the Context of the Yugoslav Wars
by Palgrave Macmillan

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

November 19, 2018

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<div>This book assembles texts by renowned academics and theatre artists who were professionally active during the wars in former Yugoslavia. It examines examples of how various forms of theatre and performance reacted to the conflicts in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Kosovo while they were ongoing. It explores state-funded National Theatre activities between escapism and denial, the theatre aesthetics of protest and resistance, and symptomatic shifts and transformations in the production of theatre under wartime circumstances, both in theory and in practice. In addition, it looks beyond the period of conflict itself, examining the aftermath of war in contemporary theatre and performance, such as by considering Ivan Vidić’s war trauma plays, the art campaigns of the international feminist organization Women in Black, and Peter Handke’s play <i>Voyage by Dugout</i>. The introduction explores correlations between the contributions and initiates a reflection on the further development of the research field. Overall, the volume provides new perspectives and previously unpublished research in the fields of theory and historiography of theatre, as well as Southeast European Studies.</div>
Creative Selves / Creative Cultures: Critical Autoethnography, Pe...
by , Marc Pruyn

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

November 29, 2017

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This book addresses and demonstrates the importance of critical approaches to autoethnography, particularly the commitment that such approaches make to theorizing the personal and to creating work that embodies a social justice ethos. Arts-based and practice-led approaches to this work allow the explanatory power of critical theory to be linked with creative, aesthetically engaging, and personal examples of the ideas at work. By making use of personal stories, critical autoethnography also allows for commenting on, critiquing, and transforming damaging and unjust cultural beliefs and practices by questioning and problematizing the relationships of power that are bound up in these selves, cultures and practices. The essays in this volume provide readers with work that demonstrates how critical autoethnography offers researchers and scholars across multiple disciplines a method for creatively putting critical theory into action. The book will be vital reading for students, researchers and scholars working in the fields of education, communication studies, sociology and cultural anthropology, and the performing arts.
The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing th...
by Crown Archetype

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English

Pages

327

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b><i>“</i>Wonderful." <b><i>—</i>Michiko Kakutani, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /><br />Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, <i>All These Wonders</i> features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.<br /><br /> High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pac...
by , David Rubini

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English

Pages

375

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<DIV><B>This memoir by the legendary publicist offers “an intimate glimpse into the best and the worst of the golden age of Hollywood” (Stacy Keach).</B><BR />  <BR /> Jay Bernstein, an entertainment industry fixture who helped launch the careers of celebrities including Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, was famed for his sense of showmanship, his outrageous style, and the publicity stunts he engineered to get attention for his clients. <I>Starmaker</I> tells his story, from his childhood in Oklahoma City and his first job in a Hollywood mailroom to the ownership of his own public relations firm and his work as a television producer.<BR />  <BR /> In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at several generations of show business and hard-hitting insights about how the industry changed over the decades, Bernstein also describes the relationships he had with stars and his notorious techniques, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones, having <I>Entertainment Tonight </I>host Mary Hart’s legs insured for one million dollars, and getting married underwater for an episode of <I>Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous</I>. With the wisdom of experience and a sense of humor, this autobiography shares the intimate details of a fascinating Hollywood life.</DIV>
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>
The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You're Not
by John Vorhaus

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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Comedy is not magic, not inspiration, not a “gift.” Mostly, it’s simple rules and structures—the logic of the illogical—tools that anyone can use.<br /><br />The Comic Toolbox is a straightforward, often humorous, workbook approach to comedy writing as creative problem solving. In it, veteran Hollywood comedy writer John Vorhaus offers his tools of the trade to writers, comics, and anyone else who wants to be funny. Among these indispensable tools are Clash of Context, Tension and Release, The Law of Comic Opposites, The Wildly Inappropriate Response, and The Myth of the Last Great Idea.<br /><br />Readers will learn that comedy = truth and pain (the essence of the comic situation), that fear is the biggest roadblock to comedy (kill your ferocious editor within and rich, useful comic ideas will flow), and much, much more.<br /><br />With Vorhaus’ tools in hand, anyone can be funny.
Storytelling: 3 Books in 1 - Useful Methods and Advice to Conquer...
by Keith Coleman

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English

Pages

181

Publication Date

January 02, 2019

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<h3><b>Three Books Packed Into One Book To Socialize Charismatically With Just About Anyone</b></h3><br /><br /><h3>This Book Includes:</h3><br /><b>Book 1) Conversation Skills:</b> Useful Methods and Advice to Conquer Small Talk, Improve Social Confidence and Network Like Never Before<br /><br />This book will be your guide to overcome the conversational challenges that have plagued your life so far, with examples of what to do and what not to do, including:<br /><ul><br />-How to strike up a conversation that makes you memorable and likable<br />-What communication obstacles you need to be aware of<br />-How to fine-tune your communication skills<br />-How to have smooth and flowing conversations<br />-How to become a conversational whiz at work<br />-And much, much more!</ul><br /><b>Book 2) Conversation Skills:</b> How to Use Storytelling in Your Communication to Gain Recognition, Be More Likeable, & Connect with People<br /><br />Keeping someone's attention while telling a story is a trick not everyone knows. This book will explain this process in detail, with chapters on:<br /><ul><br />-The key elements of a compelling conversation<br />-How to use the power of storytelling to connect with others<br />-The basic elements of a good story<br />-How to narrate powerful anecdotes<br />-Converting your storytelling for business<br />-Speeches and presentations<br />-And more…</ul><br /><b>Book 3) Conversation Skills:</b> Discover the #1 Tactics to Become a Master at Social Communication with Amazing Charisma, & Crucial Confidence. Go From Being Shy to a Magnetic Casanova, & Impress Your Friends!<br /><br />If you want to fundamentally alter the way you approach people and social situations, these practical, actionable, and easy to follow strategies will take you from being a socially inhibited being to a power-packed communicator, one step at a time.<br />Here are some things you’ll take away from the book:<br /><ul><br />-20 Tips to increase your charisma and transform the most socially awkward person into a social magnet<br />-How to acquire endless reserves of confidence in any social situation<br />-Using the power of words and non-verbal communication to demonstrate authority, charisma, and magnetism<br />-Busting myths about charisma – what it is and what it isn’t<br />-And more...</ul><br /><h3><strong>Get a copy today and transform yourself into a more charismatic, admired and assertive social being!</strong></h3><br />

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