I Wanna Be Well

Author: Miguel Chen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781614293910
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A punk rocker’s guide to grow, learn, and appreciate the present moment—in short, to live a life that doesn’t totally suck. All Miguel Chen ever wanted was to be happy. Just like everyone else. But—also like everyone else—he’s suffered. A lot. Running from difficult personal losses—like the deaths of loved ones—was something he did for years, and it got the best of him. Eventually, though, he stopped running and started walking a spiritual path. That might be surprising for a dude in a relentlessly touring punk band (Teenage Bottlerocket), but Miguel quickly found that meditation, mindfulness, and yoga really helped. They allowed him to turn inward, to connect to himself and the world around him. Suddenly, he had found actual happiness. Miguel’s realistic. He knows it'll never be all sunshine and peaches. And yet, he is (for the most part) at peace with the world and with himself. It shocks even him sometimes. But he’s come to see the interconnectedness of all things, the beauty of life…even the parts that suck. Each short chapter ends with a hands-on practice that the reader can put into action right away—and each practice offers a distilled “TL;DR” takeaway point. TL;DR: Miguel Chen shares stories, meditations, and practices that can help us reconnect to each other, ourselves, and the world. They’ve worked for him—they can work for anyone.

I Wanna Be Well

Author: Miguel Chen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781614294078
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Self-Help

A punk rocker’s guide to grow, learn, and appreciate the present moment—in short, to live a life that doesn’t totally suck. All Miguel Chen ever wanted was to be happy. Just like everyone else. But—also like everyone else—he’s suffered. A lot. Running from difficult personal losses—like the deaths of loved ones—was something he did for years, and it got the best of him. Eventually, though, he stopped running and started walking a spiritual path. That might be surprising for a dude in a relentlessly touring punk band (Teenage Bottlerocket), but Miguel quickly found that meditation, mindfulness, and yoga really helped. They allowed him to turn inward, to connect to himself and the world around him. Suddenly, he had found actual happiness. Miguel’s realistic. He knows it'll never be all sunshine and peaches. And yet, he is (for the most part) at peace with the world and with himself. It shocks even him sometimes. But he’s come to see the interconnectedness of all things, the beauty of life…even the parts that suck. Each short chapter ends with a hands-on practice that the reader can put into action right away—and each practice offers a distilled “TL;DR” takeaway point. TL;DR: Miguel Chen shares stories, meditations, and practices that can help us reconnect to each other, ourselves, and the world. They’ve worked for him—they can work for anyone.

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

Author: Stephanie Kuehnert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416562796
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell. The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back. Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn't it lead her right back to Emily?

I Wanna be Me

Author: Theodore Gracyk
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1566399033
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

"Gracyk grapples with the ways that rock shapes--limits and expands--our notions of who we can be in the world. [He] sees rock as a mass art, open-ended and open to diverse (but not unlimited) interpretations. Recordings reach millions, drawing people together in communities of listeners who respond viscerally to its sound and intellectually to its messages. As an art form that proclaims its emotional authenticity and resistance to convention, rock music constitutes part of the cultural apparatus from which individuals mold personal and political identities. Going to the heart of this relationship between the music's role in its performers' and fans' self-construction, Gracyk probes questions of gender and appropriation. How can a feminist be a Stones fan or a straight man enjoy the Indigo Girls? Does borrowing music that carries a "racial identity" always add up to exploitation, a charge leveled at Paul Simon's Graceland? Rang[es] through forty years of rock history and offer[s] a trove of anecdotes"--Publisher description.

I Wanna Be a Producer

Author: John Breglio
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495063695
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Applause Books). What does a "producer" actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre. Part memoir, part handbook, I Wanna Be a Producer is a road map to the hows and wherefores, the dos and don'ts of producing a Broadway play, written by a Broadway veteran with more than 40 years of experience. This comprehensive and highly informative book features practical analysis and concepts for the producer and is filled with entertaining anecdotes from Breglio's illustrious career as a leading theatrical lawyer and producer. Breglio recounts not only his first-hand knowledge of the crucial legal and business issues faced by a producer, but also his experiences behind the scenes with literally hundreds of producers, playwrights, composers, and directors, including such theatre luminaries as Michael Bennett, Joe Papp, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti Lupone, August Wilson, and Mel Brooks. Whether you are a working or aspiring producer, an investor, or are just curious about the backstage reality of the theater, Breglio shares his knowledge and experience of the industry, conveying practical information set against the real-life stories of those who have devoted their lives to the craft.

I Wanna New Room

Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101550168
Release Date: 2010-12-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A hilarious companion to I Wanna Iguana. Ever since their baby sister came along, Alex has been forced to share a room with his little brother, Ethan, and it's a nightmare. Ethan always breaks stuff, snores like a walrus, and sticks crayons up his nose. No hardworking, well-behaved, practically grown-up boy like Alex should have to put up with that! Writing letters to his mom convinced her to let him get his pet iguana, so Alex puts pencil to paper again, this time determined to get his own room. Though all of his powers of persuasion can't get his dad to expand the house, he does come through with a fun alternative to give Alex some space of his own.

I Wanna Be Your Shoebox

Author: Cristina Garcia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416979043
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Clarinet-playing surfer Yumi Ruiz-Hirsch comes from a complex family, and when her grandfather is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she asks him to tell her his life story, which helps her to understand her own history and identity.

I Wanna Be a Cowgirl

Author: Angela DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481452991
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A little girl imagines what her daily life would be like if she were a cowgirl, living out west on a ranch with cows and sheep, riding a horse, and sleeping under the stars.

I Wanna Iguana

Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698153127
Release Date: 2004-09-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana.

I Wanna Be Sedated

Author: Faith Conlon
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580051278
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A collection of essays brings a sense of humor and perspective to some of the deepest worries of parents raising teenagers.

I Wanna Be a Great Big Dinosaur

Author: Heath McKenzie
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 1492632996
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Want to find out what it takes to be a Great Big Dinosaur? This book is for you! More than anything in the world, one little boy wants to be a great big dinosaur. And he's in luck! A great big T. Rex shows up to teach him how to stomp and roar just like a dinosaur. But dinosaurs aren't so great at soccer or video games… Maybe being a little boy isn't all bad? A story about being whoever (or whatever) you want!

So You Wanna Be a Rock Roll Star

Author: Jacob Slichter
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767919012
Release Date: 2004-06-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A hilarious inside look at the real business of popular music by the drummer of Semisonic that does for rock and roll what Jim Bouton's Ball Four did for baseball. After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were a vain illusion. Then he was recruited by two of his successful musician friends to form a band that became Semisonic. Who could forget the smash single “Closing Time,” a runaway hit in 1998 that thrust Jake and his bandmates into the international spotlight and helped them sell over two million albums worldwide? But along the road to fame and success came bewilderment and personal chaos: How will we ever get a record deal? Which record company is the best? The worst? Do I really have to wear these ridiculous boots? Why isn’t radio playing our song? What if I have a panic attack right here on stage? What should I write on this fan’s CD? Am I famous? Why isn’t the video director getting more shots of me? Did I say the wrong thing during that interview? Help! So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star is a telling and witty look at what happens just before and during one's time in the spotlight. Jake takes readers on a step-by-step journey of his evolution from fledgling drummer to globetrotting performer and proves to be the perfect guide—feisty and humbled—to the inner workings of the music industry and instant celebrity. So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star speaks to all of us who dream again and again of rock superstardom and shows how one kid can go from picking up a pair of drumsticks to picking up a platinum record.

Black as I Wanna Be

Author: Ezekiel Walker
Publisher: Ezekiel Walker
ISBN: 1944242503
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: History

Throughout the book, Walker challenges the traditional African Americans response to tragedies and reminds the reader that not only is a revolution on the rise, but it will be more powerful than anything witnessed before.

So You Wanna Be a Superstar

Author: Ted Michael
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762447015
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Geared toward hopeful musical theater, show choir, a cappella, and glee club singers, as well as all shower singers that want to improve their skills, this enthusiastic and practical guide can help anyone's inner superstardom make a public appearance. Full of straightforward, well-organized advice for every step of the process, this book will help you train your vocal cords, pick the right audition material, and become comfortable with the spotlight. Interactive quizzes, helpful sidebars, and words of advice from industry professionals add a personalized and real-world touch. Author Ted Michael, a veteran of music and theater, along with the help of popular actors, actresses, and singers, provides all the tools young singers need in order to nail their auditions and nurture their natural show-stopping abilities.

Bald as I Wanna be

Author: Tony Kornheiser
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: UOM:39015040036447
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Humor

Humorous essays look at corporate sponsorships, lawn mowing, American tourists, weather forecasting, flying, camping, and aging