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by Tim HeatonAll the everyday Southern expressions you should be using. Over 2,000 hilarious and useful phrases in 4-dozen categories for all occasions.
by Thejendra Sreenivas“Hey, have you ever thought of becoming a dictator of some country and terrorizing its people for a few decades? Or dream of ruling the world by squelching free speech and crushing your enemies?” “No, I don’t think so.” “No? Not even once?” “No.” “Come on, don’t lie! Didn’t your mother teach you not to lie? Everyone wants to rule the world. It is an inbuilt desire and everyone has illusions of grandeur and living in the lap of luxury. Don’t feel embarrassed to admit it. There are few... more
by Dave TomlinsonFor the die-hard followers of Leeds United, the last twenty years have brought far too few reasons to be cheerful. Far more prominent are the depressing lows. ‘Doing a Leeds’ is the lazy strapline that is trotted out whenever a club over-reaches itself financially and comes a cropper with the financials heading south. The lot of the United fan is not a happy one, but still they come, week in and week out, with their fervent chants of ‘Marching on Together’ and ‘Champions of Europe’, hoping... more
by Martin MarkinsonA rich memoir by a former Broadway theatre owner and producer who relays in his intimate, easy voice his journey from an outsider to a self-made successful player in a most competitive, but little understood business. We are treated to a truly remarkable American story of dreams fulfilled on Broadway and beyond. As you will read, Marty Markinson has lived an extraordinary life. Marty rose from modest means and obscurity to wealth, respectability and significant influence through a combination of... more
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by Christie Nicholls
From unknown comedian Christie Nicholls comes a sidesplitting, spirited and whip-smart collection of laugh-out-loud (when you’re not crying) autobiographic essays. In Elephants In My Room, Nicholls mines her past for honest if not humiliating stories of her formative years, her family, jobs and romantic relationships that are at once extraordinary and absurd. Whether she’s walking a dog for Bougie Buddhists in Brentwood, or navigating the terrain of Iceland in a car she doesn&rsqu... more
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by Mel AtkeyDid you know that the idea behind the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes was first tried out in Toronto? That Canada produced the world’s longest-running annual revue? Few people realize the Canadian influences that are at the heart of American and British culture. Author Mel Atkey’s research for Broadway North included interviews with Norman and Elaine Campbell and Don Harron, creators of Anne of Green Gables-The Musical; Mavor Moore, founder of the Charlottetown Festival and of Spring Thaw; John... more
by Mel AtkeyBreaking Into Song is a collection of articles, essays and interviews by Mel Atkey, the author of A MILLION MILES FROM BROADWAY -- MUSICAL THEATRE BEYOND NEW YORK AND LONDON and BROADWAY NORTH: THE DREAM OF A CANADIAN MUSICAL THEATRE.
by Mel AtkeyMusical theatre is an international form, not just an American one. It can take root anywhere. Few people would realise that such hit standards as “The Glow Worm”, “Brazil”, “Mack the Knife”, “I Will Wait for You” and “El Condor Pasa” came from foreign language musicals. "His research is monumental... This is an important book on a previously undocumented area of musical theatre." -- Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers "There’s never been a better book for the armchair-traveler-theatergoer." -- P... more
by Sarah Cords
Bingeworthy British Television: The Best Brit TV You Can't Stop Watching is a companion book for anyone who takes their British television viewing seriously; it provides information about more than 100 British programs, including brief plot summaries, how long it takes to watch each series, who created and stars in each, trivia tidbits, and further viewing recommendations for each program based on what makes each show truly “bingeworthy.” The book is divided int... more
by Matt BalakerGreg Giraldo was one of the most admired standup comedians of the 21st Century. This book tells his story, from his boyhood in Queens to his Ivy League education, to his decision to drop a law career to pursue standup comedy. The authors have researched his life and interviewed more than 60 people who knew Greg well - family, friends, standups, managers, and more - to produce a full picture of the brilliant yet complex figure who left the stage too soon.
by Ben BrykczynskiWhere does Godzilla come from? Is it evil? How tall is it? Godzilla Movie Reviews Presents: Godzilla: A Comprehensive Guide, which offers detailed profiles on each incarnation of Godzilla, and the kaiju it has faced. This book offers answers to some of the most common questions about the king of monsters, as well as it's rivals, allies, and abilities. It follows Godzilla's path from the beginning of the reptilian creature, up to its current incarnation.
by Dave TomlinsonIn a sporting contest, the desperation to win can often prevail over the core values of respect, civility and fair play. It’s for this reason, genuine gestures of sportsmanship are so greatly acclaimed and deeply admired. When an athlete is willing to forgo what they’ve been striving for and act with genuine magnanimity, it creates a truly heart-warming and memorable moment. It truly is excellence in motion. Welcome to a journey through some of the finest acts of sportsmanship ever displayed... more
by Dave TomlinsonFrom as long as sport has been played, it has always evoked great passion and emotion. Human error will always be a factor but nothing infuriates fans like officiating blunders and blatant cheating. And nothing arouses curiosity and unabated feeling more than circumstances so unusual that nobody is quite sure how the moment will be resolved. Welcome to a captivating journey through some of the greatest sporting controversies in history. These are the fascinating backstories and consequences ... more
by Dave TomlinsonThe thrill of victory, agony of defeat and human drama of competition are the fundamental allure of sport. Its glorious unpredictability is truly captivating and nothing captures our imagination more than a contest which suddenly comes alive after the result appeared to be a foregone conclusion. Whether it's the anguish of a choke or the brilliance of a comeback, Days of Miracle and Wonder captures these moments and tells the unique stories behind 25 of the most incredible sporting victories.