Author: Alex Ross
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2010-09-28
One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.
Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges offers readers a practical understanding of children's emotions and their upset moments, and effective tools for easing the most challenging interactions they face each day. Listen shows parents how to build long-lasting, meaningful, relationships that last a lifetime.
Author: W. A. Mathieu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release Date: 1991-03-27
The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound, music, and everyday life.
Charley knows a lot about pain. She endures it when she walks on her newly shattered leg, she sees it when her father buries himself in an eighty-hour work week, and she runs from it when she sees photographs her mother took before her death. Then one day, Charley meets a wild, abused dog that knows as much about pain as she does, and, despite herself, she feels an immediate connection and vows to help him. But how will one heartbroken girl help mend the battered spirit of an untamable dog?
Author: Mark Goulston
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics
Do you ever feel like you're talking to a brick wall? The first step in persuading anyone to do anything is getting them to hear you out. But whether the person is a cynical colleague, furious customer, or overwhelmed spouse, their emotional barriers may be blocking your message. And if you can't break through, you can't move forward. Just Listen has helped tens of thousands of people tear down walls and establish productive communication. In this landmark book, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals simple, proven techniques for moving people from resistance to consensus, explaining how to: Listen effectively Make even a total stranger—perhaps a potential client—feel "felt" Shift an angry or aggressive person into a calmer, more receptive state Use empathy jolts to quickly bridge communication gaps Turn negative people into assets using the "Magic Paradox" Achieve buy-in, the linchpin of all negotiation, persuasion, and sales And more Barricades between people become barriers to success and happiness, so getting through is not just a fine art—it's a crucial skill. With Just Listen, readers learn how to transform the "impossible" and "unreachable" people in their lives into true allies, loyal customers, and lifelong friends.
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2013-02-26
A thoughtful examination of psychotherapy from Erich Fromm, a celebrated leader in the field Over the course of a distinguished career, Erich Fromm built a reputation as a talented speaker and gifted psychoanalyst—the first specialization of this polymath. The Art of Listening is a transcription of a seminar Fromm gave in 1974 to American students in Switzerland. It provides insight into Fromm’s therapy techniques as well as his thoughts and mindset while working. In this intimate look at his profession, Fromm dismantles psychoanalysis and then reassembles it in a clear and engaging fashion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Author: Marcia S. Freeman
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-01-01
"Help your students develop an aural sense of good expository writing. Read a short essay to your class, then teach the content of writing with the help of teaching notes and an expository primer. Includes twenty-one well-written writing samples for different grade levels. Included are newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor, poems, essays, and process descriptions. A wonderful enhancement to your writing process workshop. By the author of Building a Writing Community and Teaching the Youngest Writers."
Author: Judith Markowitz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The book provides a forward-looking examination of speech and language in robots from technical, functional, and social perspectives. Contributors address cultural foundations as well as the linguistic skills and technical features robots need for engaging in a dialogue.
Author: Andrew Forsthoefel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a journey across America--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way. Life is fast, and I've found it's easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I'm slowing down, way down, in order to give my full presence to the extraordinary that infuses each moment and resides in every one of us. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide. In the year that followed, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn't know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself. Ultimately, it's the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level.
n 1987, LISE BOURBEAU began to share her ideas in book form as an adjunct to her workshops and seminars. The reception to her writing was overwhelming! Her simple, direct approach to subjects that, for generations, had been cloaked in confusion and misinterpretation, was welcomed and refreshing. There is a widespread, pervasive need for balance in the world - on an individual level and on a global one. People are searching for happiness and inner peace. In a world of chaos and uncertainty, where do you find it? The answer lies within each of us. LISE BOURBEAU takes you by the hand and, step by step, leads you beyond "packing your own parachute", to taking that step back into the clear, refreshing stream of life that flows from the Universal Source. She gives you the tools, not only to fix what is wrong in your life, but to build a solid foundation for your inner house - a foundation that extends as far as the global village. In her most recent book, "LISTEN TO YOUR BODY - YOUR BEST FRIEND ON EARTH" she helps you build an intimate, rewarding and powerful relationship with the most important person in your life - yourself. "LISTEN TO YOUR BODY - YOUR BEST FRIEND ON EARTH" is a simple, comprehensive guide that will bring its readers closer to peace, love and harmony. It is a lifeline to the Divine.
A page-turning modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice “Pittard deserves the attention of anyone in search of today’s best fiction.” — Washington Post “Revelatory.” — The New Yorker “[Listen to Me] gripped me completely and even gave me nightmares, which is high praise in my book.” — Chicago Tribune Mark and Maggie’s annual drive east to visit family has gotten off to a rocky start. By the time they’re on the road, it’s late, a storm is brewing, and they are no longer speaking to each other. Adding to the stress, Maggie—recently mugged at gunpoint—is lately not herself, and Mark is at a loss about what to make of the stranger he calls his wife. When the couple is forced to stop for the night at a remote inn completely without power, Maggie’s paranoia reaches an all-time and terrifying high. But as Mark finds himself threatened in a dark parking lot, it’s Maggie who takes control. “Pittard proves herself a master of ordinary suspense.” — New York Times “Listen to Me elides so many genres that it’s Houdini-like, bursting through constraints. It moves between its two characters’ inner lives as effortlessly as an Olympic swimmer strokes through water.” — Ann Beattie, Paris Review blog “A psychologically complex, addictive, and quick-moving read. I didn’t want it to end!” — M.O. Walsh, author of New York Times best-selling novel My Sunshine Away
Author: Bernard T. Ferrari
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Listening is harder than it looks- but it's the difference between business success and failure. Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation. Ferrari reveals how to turn a tin ear into a platinum ear. His practical insights include: Good listening is hard work, not a passive activity Good listening means asking questions, challenging all assumptions, and understanding the context of every interaction Good listening results in a new clarity of focus, greater efficiency, and an increased likelihood of making better decisions Good listening can be the difference between a long career and a short one