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by Tim CraigCool Japan takes readers inside the world of Japanese popular and traditional culture, where J-pop music producers, anime and video game creators, idols, fashion designers, tea and sake makers, sumo wrestlers, and business people create the products and enjoyment that have made Japan a “cultural superpower” and become part of the daily lives of people all over the world. Eye-opening and rich in detail, Cool Japan is engaging reading for anyone with an interest in Japan, and ideal for classroom u... more
by Jason Waguespack
by Tesfahiwet MekonnenI will teach you about Life, and Life will teach you about I. All I have in this life of sin is my quotes and I. It is just fun profundity. Nietzsche, with his aphorisms, leapt from mountaintop to mountaintop. I jump from footstool to footstool. Just enjoy it it is really groovy stuff. This is a coffee table book for folks that don't have coffee tables. This is a pocketbook for folks that don't have enough pockets.
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by Sibyl McCormac Groff
A book that captures all of the magic, history, and spirit of Christmas in New York.
by Craig OwensHave you ever stayed at a hotel said to be haunted and wondered if its ghost stories are true? Have you ever left a historic hotel feeling certain that you had encountered a ghost? Haunted by History, Volume I, by Craig Owens uncovers little known facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories. Not only does his well-documented research separate facts from legends, but Owens also keeps the subject matter interesting by interw... more
by Jerry BaderWhy do we call mixed alcohol drinks “cocktails”? How do they get their exotic names: names like the Singapore Sling, Screw Driver, the Alamagoozlum, the Angel’s Kiss, the Hanky Panky, the Harvey Wallbanger, Sex On The Beach, the Monkey Gland, the Brass Monkey, the Margarita, the Japalac, the Lion’s Tail, and many, many more? Who makes up these names, where are they invented, why, and how do you make them? These questions will be answered in “What’s Your Poison?” by exploring the incidents, peopl... more
by Paul AnglissSperm and Eggs is ‘Everything you always wanted to ask about sex but were afraid to know.’ Read it and you will never look at life the same way again. Here is compelling proof that sperm and eggs are not just life’s ingredients but the cooks as well. ‘Attraction’ is the first volume in the series, Phase 1 of sperm and eggs’ agenda.
The End of the Curse: A Poetic and Photographic Account of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indiansby William Stanish
This unique book recounts the drama of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series in which the Chicago Cubs broke a “curse” to end a string of more than 100 years without a World Series championship. It is essentially a short story about Game 7, but told with a single poem in the style of the baseball classic, Casey at the Bat. The poem not only relates the critical events of the game, but also explores the fears and doubts of the Cubs fans, and takes a mythical look at the curse it... more
by Kevin Theis“Invading Nirvana: a Chicagoan in the City of Angels” is the story of one actor- a Chicago theatre veteran, who takes a quixotic odyssey into the heart of the entertainment industry: Hollywood, California. From the early preparations for his trip to La La Land to his search for representation, his encounters with the famous (and soon-to-be famous) as well as his deep-dive exploration of this unique and fascinating city, “Invading Nirvana” is a must-read for anyone considering moving to L.A. t... more
by John PrineIn this book, John Prine curates a selection of his best loved songs. Included are handwritten lyrics, guitar chords, commentary from John, and over 100 photographs - many never before published - from his personal collection.
by David Sterritt
Rightly called “the master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock created some of the most frightening, yet entertaining, films in the history of cinema. They were also profound personal expressions of his philosophy of life, which he saw as a contest between reality and illusion, order and chaos. In Simply Hitchcock, author David Sterritt traces the legendary director’s remarkable career, exploring how his life and... more
by Bronco CucinaOn Line With God (G-Mail) The Ultimate Icon is a collection of electronic memos or E-mail from a Judeo-Christian Almighty representing no particular Christian denomination or movement of Judaism. Envision a deity resembling the late, Walter Matthau in his baseball cap and, well, close enough for road work. The humorous memos are directed to people, places and even animated characters and were designed for people with a sense of humor because, after all, where do you think that sense of humor cam... more
by Mark SearbyAl Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man is a retrospective look at the vast career of an iconic actor. The volume charts Pacino’s success from his early, independent beginnings through to multi-million pound blockbusters, and beyond. This book offers an extensive look at the movies of the legendary Hollywood actor and includes exclusive interviews with Stephen Bauer, Jerry Schatzberg, Hugh Hudson and over fifty other film industry figures who have worked closely with Al Pacino. Al Pacino: The... more
by Frank ThompsonThe forgotten history of films produced in and around Asheville, North Carolina between 1900 and 1929. From features by major studios to local-cast movies produced by itinerant filmmakers, this rich vein of cinema -- and Tar Heel -- history has never before been explored. The book features 136 stills, posters, ads and other images, most of which haven't been published in a century or more and several which have never been seen in print before.
by Leslie DwyerIf You’re Stuck in a Rut Try Wing Tips is a small book of tongue-in-cheek tips designed to bring a lift to your day. Each page comes with an original drawing and tip to delight, entertain, and heal. Steal moments away from serious to laugh, ponder, and enjoy a little zany. Read it alone when you need a boost or share it at parties, by sick beds, at bus stops, over coffee, and on work breaks. Take advantage of your book’s mobility to share some fun on the spur of the moment.