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by Lauren Fertitta
Lessons learned while riding a bike in New York City are words to live by. This is Wheel Life: Thoughts on Bikes is a wry collection of hard-earned bike lessons that are also excellent life lessons. Includes insights such as “Having the right of way is not the same as not getting hit by a car,” “Don’t ride a bike you know is broken” and “Sometimes what looks like a deep pothole from a distance is actually just a shadow.” This pocket-sized b... more
by Jordan Goldman, ACEGo inside the cutting room with Emmy-winning editor Jordan Goldman, A.C.E. (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day, Masters of Sex, The Shield) as he explains the key things professional actors should — and shouldn't do – to ensure their performance makes it to the screen. He’ll show you how and why directors, showrunners, and editors decide whether your performance stays in the show – or gets cut out. Acting for the camera can be challenging. Arm yourself with the best tips and advice you can get, fr... more
by Kathy Lockwood
Kathy Lockwood spent the summer of 1990 dressed in polyester and living in the pastel-colored world of the enchanting film Edward Scissorhands. As one of the neighborhood hair ladies, she recounts an honest and amusing story of her work on the film.
by Margaret Meps Schulte2015 Winner of the Bookseller Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. Researchers have proven that talking to strangers is good for us. But how do you get people to talk to strangers? Strangers Have the Best Candy is the book that answers that question. Margaret Meps Schulte shares her own stories of chance encounters with strangers, illustrating how such encounters lead to adventure, friendship, and serendipity. Most readers say that when they finish the book, they have an uncanny urge ... more
by Manuel S. CervantesWhat Tennis Pros Don't Teach encompasses a World of information threading Tennis and life at work. It talks about the forces of Tennis under all different scenarios. This book is based on the love of Tennis as the foundation to tackle philosophy, mental toughness, discipline, strategy, the meaning of momentum, technique, player development, politics in sports, etc… What Tennis Pros Don't Teach also shows us how to make Tennis a special friend and use it to help forge our lives and destiny. What ... more
by Debra Picchi; Thomas DesrosiersA chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I’m a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn’t grow up in a family where we learned about boating; I would be starting late, since I was in my thirties; and I suffer from seasickness. What I discovered over the next twenty-five years is that I could indeed learn to be a competent sailor. But I didn’t expect to be an expert overnight. Instead, as a novice, I laye... more
by Lill HawkinsI've lived in Maine for almost 30 years, almost as long as I've been married to the geek. I love Maine, really I do, even if I do hate it. Maine has given me so much to complain, er, write about. The ME in HUMOR ME is the two letter abbreviation for my adopted state. The HUMOR is what I use to survive the brutal winters, sticky mud seasons, the perils of hunting season and the vampiric Black Fly seasons. As I did in my first book, I mostly write about family and homeschooling in this book an... more
by Lill HawkinsAs I did in my first two books, I mostly write about family and homeschooling in this book and continue to try to be a writer who uses humor in a positive way even when the wheels fall off almost every wagon I climb aboard. Like Erma Bombeck, I mention a few times that my family is driving me crazy. But I go on to say that I know that I drive them crazy too. I don't mind telling my readers that I love my family and friends and think they're awesome. I'm not big on f-bombs in my writing or re... more
by Lill HawkinsBeing secular homeschoolers in a small town in Maine isn't easy. Drifts of doom. Frost heaves from Hades. Maine isn't for the fainthearted, but it can be hilarious, almost hysterical at times. Luckily, Lill, Geekdaddy, Son, and Daughter are usually able to overcome almost anything - even lovesick porcupines and hunters that shoot at anything with four legs, including lawn furniture - without losing their senses of humor.
by Chris BarsantiWho has the time to waste on a bad movie? Hundreds of new movies opened in 2015. Nobody has time to see them all. To help you maximize your movie-going opportunities, critic Chris Barsanti runs down the best movies of 2015 that you should make sure to see--and those you shouldn't bother with. In this year's edition of Eyes Wide Open, you'll find answers to these questions: Was Star Wars: The Force Awakens worth the wait? Does The Big Short tell the truth about what caused the Great Rec... more
Long Legs and Tall Tales: A Showgirl's Wacky, Sexy Journey to the Playboy Mansion and the Radio City Rockettesby Kristi Lynn DavisLong Legs and Tall Tales is a comic memoir about a naïve, goodie two-shoes, Midwesterner who tosses aside her conservative business suit and college education, leaves the safety of suburbia behind, and hesitantly sets off to become an international, sexy showgirl supreme. Follow her into her dressing rooms around the globe, as she learns to survive and then thrive (in stilettos, no less) in the wild and wonderful world of entertainment. With a virtual VIP All-Access Backstage Pass, readers get a... more
by Katrina GilderAfter a messy divorce and time on her hands, Ashley Parsons came up with an idea to create a blog on Empowering Women. With the help of three close friends the blog becomes a hit until one article written goes wrong. Different backgrounds, different beliefs and a blur vision will send this blog heading in the wrong direction. While trying to make a difference in other people lives these ladies realize they have to save themselves first
by Naveen SridharThis book shows you the perfect way to become a ventriloquist. It covers all aspects of the art of ventriloquism for beginners and professionals alike. Through many examples and exercise, you can not only learn and lead your ventriloquism skills to perfection, but you also get everything at hand you need for the perfect stage performance your audience surely will never forget.
by John Michael BolgerStoop to Conquer (A Tenth Ave Trip) by John Michael Bolger Francis Doonan is a “Hell’s Kitchen kid” who grew up fast on the unforgiving streets of New York, forced to abandon his childhood altogether following a series of tumultuous events in the Summer of 1980. Anything but a stereotypical “tough guy,” Francis ran with his best friends, Howie and Clayton, and the rest of their “crew,” who held court on his building’s stoop on Tenth Avenue. Pulled from all sides by the roiling turf wars of We... more
by Maddalena AlecceA collection of non-fiction essays that seek to expose how Generation Y feels, thinks and creates. Based on true stories, each essay takes an intimate look in the life of twentysomethings today, exploring different subject matters. Maddalena assembled essays that not only reveal how twentysomethings live, but also dispute common notions often associated with Millennials. Watch the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkON1XLyAv8
by Aapo NikkanenDid you ever stab yourself to avoid going to jail or got your girlfriend back by kidnapping her dog? Did you ever permanently scar a family with a prank call or reveal that your best friends conception was a porno gone wrong? Or perhaps pulled out a tapeworm out of your girlfriends ass while having sex? After collecting anonymous stories from the website 4chan.org for several years, Aapo Nikkanen presents a book that recounts those absurd, once in a life time moments that we can all relate t... more