I Heart Band 1

Author: Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698167414
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Band Geeks unite in this fresh new middle-grade series by debut author (and former band director) Michelle Schusterman! Holly Mead’s first day of seventh grade isn’t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully chosen outfit, she’s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her with Natasha, the pretty, smart, new French horn player! Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition—and not just in band. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn’t—and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.

I heart Band

Author: Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN: 0448456834
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

On her first day of seventh grade, Holly Mead learns that her new band director is surprisingly strict and that her best friend has replaced her with the new French horn player.

Friends Fugues and Fortune Cookies

Author: Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN: 0448456842
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Holly is confident that the brass section will raise the most money at the band's bake sale and that her crush, Aaron, will ask her to the winter dance until problems arise with the fundraiser and Aaron asks her friend to the dance.

I Heart Band 1

Author: Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698167414
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Band Geeks unite in this fresh new middle-grade series by debut author (and former band director) Michelle Schusterman! Holly Mead’s first day of seventh grade isn’t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully chosen outfit, she’s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her with Natasha, the pretty, smart, new French horn player! Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition—and not just in band. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn’t—and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.

Crushes Codas and Corsages 4

Author: Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698193062
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Former band director Michelle Schusterman ends her adorable series about middleschool band geeks with the perfect coda! The band has been preparing for their big regional competition all year and it's time for all of their work to pay off. On top of preparing for competition, Holly is excited to go to the Spring Dance with Owen, but is he still interested after meeting a new girl at art camp over spring break? Holly and friends band together to have an amazing end to their seventh grade year.

Bill Evans

Author: Peter Pettinger
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300097271
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Acclaimed by musicologists and illustrated with dozens of photographs, a detailed, painstakingly researched and finely written biography examines the life and music of the influential, classically trained jazz pianist Bill Evans and includes a full discography of his recordings. UP.

I Don t Care About Your Band

Author: Julie Klausner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185171
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Read Julie Klausner's posts on the Penguin Blog In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care About Your Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find love--and the lessons that can be culled from the wreckage. I Don't Care About Your Band posits that lately the worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. It's the jerks in nice guy clothing, not the players in Ed Hardy, who break the hearts of modern girls who grew up in the shadow of feminism, thinking they could have everything, but end up compromising constantly. The cowards, the kidults, the critics, and the contenders: these are the stars of Klausner's memoir about how hard it is to find a man--good or otherwise--when you're a cynical grown-up exiled in the dregs of Guyville. Off the popularity of her New York Times "Modern Love" piece about getting the brush-off from an indie rock musician, I Don't care About Your Band is marbled with the wry strains of Julie Klausner's precocious curmudgeonry and brimming with truths that anyone who's ever been on a date will relate to. Klausner is an expert at landing herself waist-deep in crazy, time and time again, in part because her experience as a comedy writer (Best Week Ever, TV Funhouse on SNL) and sketch comedian from NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade fuels her philosophy of how any scene should unfold, which is, "What? That sounds crazy? Okay, I'll do it." I Don't Care About Your Band charts a distinctly human journey of a strong-willed but vulnerable protagonist who loves men like it's her job, but who's done with guys who know more about love songs than love. Klausner's is a new outlook on dating in a time of pop culture obsession, and she spent her 20's doing personal field research to back up her philosophies. This is the girl's version of High Fidelity. By turns explicit, funny and moving, Klausner's debut shows the evolution of a young woman who endured myriad encounters with the wrong guys, to emerge with real- world wisdom on matters of the heart. I Don't Care About Your Band is Julie Klausner's manifesto, and every one of us can relate.

I Love Dick

Author: Chris Kraus
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781584351931
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: Fiction

In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Video Green, boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and privacy from self-expression. It's no wonder that I Love Dick instantly elicited violent controversies and attracted a host of passionate admirers. The story is gripping enough: in 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband. But when the theorist refuses to answer her letters, the husband and wife continue the correspondence for each other instead, imagining the fling the wife wishes to have with Dick. What follows is a breathless pursuit that takes the woman across America and away from her husband and far beyond her original infatuation into a discovery of the transformative power of first person narrative. I Love Dick is a manifesto for a new kind of feminist who isn't afraid to burn through her own narcissism in order to assume responsibility for herself and for all the injustice in world and it's a book you won't put down until the author's final, heroic acts of self-revelation and transformation.

Kings of the Wyld

Author: Nicholas Eames
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316362467
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Glory never gets old. Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk, or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help--the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. It's time to get the band back together.

I Heart New York

Author: Lindsey Kelk
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062018533
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Fiction

The perfect book for Sex and the City fans, I Heart New York by Lindsey K. Kelk truly celebrates the city that never sleeps. The delightful story of a young woman who flees London and her cheating boyfriend to rediscover her sexy, stylish, confident self while building a new life in the greatest city in the world, I Heart New York is funny, sunny, and sexy, a big hearted, Big Apple treat for Sofia Kinsella, Emily Griffin, and Anna Maxted readers.

Sleepovers Solos and Sheet Music 3

Author: Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698171824
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Former middle-school band director Michelle Schusterman continues to celebrate the high notes and low notes of middle-school band! The band is off to New Orleans for a competition as well as a bit of sightseeing. But there is all sorts of boy treble in the band this spring. Julia has her first boyfriend, so Holly will have to keep focused to help her friends through their drama AND make sure the New Orleans trip is a trip to remember.

My Heart Is an Idiot

Author: Davy Rothbart
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466802469
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He's continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don't work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment. Whether it's humiliating a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers or playing harmless (but side-splitting) goofs on his deaf mother, nothing and no one is off-limits. But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it's his prose that's the star of the book. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley but going places very much his own, his essays show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.

Fell in Love with a Band

Author: Chris Handyside
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466851849
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Music

With only two members and no bass player the White Stripes certainly seemed like the ultimate makeshift band. So how is it that this enigmatic couple—who publicize themselves as brother and sister though official documents say they're ex-husband-and-wife—became a multi-platinum musical sensation? From their early days as the darlings of Detroit rock scene to their current status as MTV celebs, they've defied expectations every step of the way. How did it happen that the simple idea of staying true to a lo-fi, blues-based sound became a revolutionary idea in the age digital conformity and complex studio production? Fell in Love with a Band: The Story of the White Stripes is the first biography by a Detroit journalist who has followed their career since the group's inception in 1997. From Meg White's novice attempts at banging the drums to their current incarnation as the face of indie rock. With never before seen photos and exclusive interviews with members of Detroit bands like Blanche and The Von Bondies, Fell in Love with a Band gets to the heart of this enigmatic rock band and for the first time tells the real story of their rise to fame and the power behind their sound.

Kicking Dreaming Enhanced Edition v2

Author: Ann Wilson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062246295
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the enhanced e-book edition of Kicking and Dreaming you'll find an exclusive new audio track, "Trash Bag Slippers (Trust Me)", written and performed by Ann and Nancy Wilson, as well as 9 exclusive videos featuring intimate interviews with the sisters about growing up as the daughters of a Marine, Ann's struggles with a speech impediment, the challenges of working together as sisters, the impact of MTV in the 80s and more. Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart. The mystery of "Magic Man." The wicked riff of "Barracuda." The sadness and beauty of "Alone." The raw energy of "Crazy On You." These songs, and so many more, are part of the fabric of American music. Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans everywhere classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart—certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists. In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with the help of critically acclaimed and bestselling music biographer Charles R. Cross, recount a journey that has taken them from a gypsy-like life as the children of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen back roads of Vancouver, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success—and sometimes excess. In these pages, readers will learn the truth about the relationship that inspired "Magic Man" and "Crazy On You," the turmoil of inter-band romances gone awry, the reality of life on the road as single women and then as mothers of small children, and the thrill of performing and in some cases partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and other rock legends. It has not always been an easy path. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a childhood stutter, body image, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the pain and disappointment of fertility issues and a failed marriage but ultimately found love again and happiness as a mom. Through it all, the sisters drew from the strength of a family bond that trumps everything else, as told in this intimate, honest, and uniquely female take on the rock and roll life. Throughout their career, Ann and Nancy have never found an answer to the question they are most frequently asked: "What is it like to be a woman in rock and roll?" Kicking and Dreaming puts that question to bed, once and for all. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.