Five Plays

Author: Michael Weller
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559366441
Release Date: 1997-12-01
Genre: Drama

Long-unavailable, Michael Weller's Five Plays is the definitive look at the generation which came of age in the '60s.

What s Wrong with Black Women

Author: Monte Maddox
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781403365057
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Family & Relationships

The "she" stories begin while traveling alone in Paris. They are a journey of one woman, and the many she. She of the stories resists a name. She doesn't really' know why but she honors her knowing anyway. She simply invites each she to emerge as they bubble up inside of her as she travels along and alone on this fifteen day trip. As she travels, she recognizes common themes, patterns, her thinking. She also learns to trust a feeling energy versus a thinking energy to lead her forward and help her in her choices. This feeling energy helps her make connections to the humanity all around her. Beyond the barriers of language is a silent language: the language of the smile, of softness, of warmth and the language to bridge to one other. Her selves emerge and as she observes them and their thought-filled ways, they fall away quietly, unleashing something unexpected at the end of her trip. There is a silent agreement that we all have to release this. The She Stories are for those who wonder about their own workings, wherever they are in their life. All of us have many selves that live inside of us and to root them out, we must be very intentional as we move in relationship within the world. It seems we must do this alone, yet know that we are never alone. Where does one begin their quest? .to better know one's own process? better find one's own way? .become aware of what one is drawn to? It seems through a non-linear inner listening process--a continual exploration and reflection of the self in everyday living as well as in new places and with new people. Importantly, to become aware of our own process through the stories we tell ourselves.

You Think You Know But You Have No Idea

Author: Toccara S. Burrell-James
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 9781622876143
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Fiction

Candi Thomas is a 26 year old working woman and College student who is currently studying to obtain her Master's Degree in Business, with a Minor in Criminal Justice. When her friend's actions and her outside life threaten to be revealed to her family, she is willing to go to any limits to keep this from happening. See she's a good girl in her family's eyes, and she's more than determined to stop bad things about her from making it to them, especially her mother and sister. She has two best friends, Monae (Mo) and Zanae (Nae) who are the two who know about the wild and crazy life Candi is living. They are the only two who Candi can trust, or are they? Candi and her two besties share all their secrets with each other, but only time will reveal the truth about them. Candi meets this great guy named, Dre which made it a lot easier for her to get over her lying, cheating ex-boyfriend Jay. But is Dre really who he says he is? When things starts to be revealed about Candi will she be able to handle them? Will Candi be able to control the situation? Or will her outside life finally come back to haunt her and her Mother and sister finally find out the truth?

How to Survive the Real World Life After College Graduation

Author: Andrea Syrtash
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
ISBN: 1933512423
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one’s health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.

Love After All

Author: Jaci Burton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698183780
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Fiction

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs… High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.” Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man. Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved. Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…

Comic Book Artist Special Edition 2

Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

COMIC BOOK ARTIST SPECIAL EDITION #2 compiles the new “extras” from CBA Collection Vol. 1-3, including an unpublished story by JACK KIRBY, unpublished art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON, an unused story by JEFF JONES, an extensive new interview with ALAN WEISS, an in-depth examination of Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers' Batman masterpieces from the 1970s, a comprehensive look at DC's rarely seen Cancelled Comics Cavalcade (perhaps the most collectible DC Comic of that decade), a Paul Gulacy art gallery, Bob Rozakis on writing the infamous Hostess Twinkie ads, Marvel Value Stamp history, Mr. Monster's scrapbook, and more!

Hot Rocks

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101171578
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Fiction

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a thrilling contemporary romance that “burns with all the brilliance and fire of a finely cut diamond”(Publishers Weekly). Antiques dealer Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. At least, that's what everyone in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, the daughter of a notorious con man... Laine's past catches up with her when one of Big Jack's associates turns up in her shop with a cryptic warning and is then run down in the street. Now the next target of a ruthless killer, Laine teams up with sexy PI Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her, and why. The anwer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life forever... Don’t want the story to end? Look for Big Jack by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb and continue the adventure with Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Hot Rocks was previously published in Remember When From the Paperback edition.

A Shot Story

Author: David Borkowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780823266012
Release Date: 2015-07-27
Genre: Social Science

A near-death experience turns a troubled underachiever into an accomplished English professor. The botched robbery didn't do it. Neither did the three gunshots. It wasn't until he was administered last rites that David Borkowski realized he was about to die, at age fifteen. A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D. is a riveting account of how being shot saved his life and helped a juvenile delinquent become an esteemed English professor. Growing up in a working-class section of Staten Island, David and his friends thought they had all the answers: They knew where to hang out without being hassled, where to get high, and what to do if the cops showed up. But when David and his friend called in a pizza order so they could rob the delivery man, things didn't turn out as they'd planned. Staring down the barrel of a gun, David and his friend panicked and took off as the cop fired. Convinced the cop was shooting harmless "salt" bullets, David darted through lawns as the cop gave chase. Much later, when David was bleeding to death, did the cops realize they had hit one of their own--the son of a fellow cop. Borderline illiterate at the time of the shooting, David took his future into his own hands and found salvation in books. But his attempts to improve his life were stymied by lack of familial support. Bound on all sides by adults who had no faith in his ability to learn or to succeed, David persevered and earned his Ph.D.. Funny and poignant, but always honest and reflective, A Shot Story tracks David Borkowski's life before and after the "accident" and tells how his having been a rather unremarkable student may have been a blessing in disguise. A wonderful addition to the working-class narrative genre, A Shot Story presents a gripping account of the silences of working-class culture as well as the male subculture of Staten Island. Through his heartfelt memoir, Borkowski explores the universal lesson of turning a wrong into a rite of passage.

The 13th Valley

Author: John M Del Vecchio
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453293584
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Fiction

Finalist for the National Book Award: A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation The 13th Valley follows the terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini’s plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semi-pacifist to an all-out combat-crazed soldier. The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book. It is the first title in Del Vecchio’s Vietnam War Trilogy, which also includes For the Sake of All Living Things, about the Cambodian holocaust, and Carry Me Home, which addresses the aftermath of war.

The Book of Nuccio

Author: M.G. Ridolfi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469164489
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Fiction

This is a world where the Angels fly, where Satan wars and protectors fight. With wings to soar and bend the wind, they must seek to find a golden ring, within it holds the memories of the soul of a once great angel, Raziel. This is a world where who is, is who is not. Where Angels strife. Where Demons fought. All over the world does the searching ensue, waging battles together, and in the mind too. Alongside the Centurions, Vampires, Giants and Ghosts, he fights among Angels for humanitys home. This is a world of backwards desire, where he may love a man, but find hearts elsewhere brighter. For what he thought what was may not simply be that, for what we know about love is one cant decide where its at. This is a world about finding oneself, while submerged in a world as somebody else. A story so bold one cant blame this young man, for doubting existence while seeking it out.

Parting Shot

Author: Thomas Harper Jr
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469137803
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Genre: Fiction

Its time that people on the street have more access to truth about things that directly affect them. Some of you may think that this is a novel, to be burnt after reading. I strongly differ with you on that point; Marvin Gaye had it right years ago, when he asked the question Whats Going On? For those of us on the streets we need to know, if we are going to survive in this world. No, dont burn the novel, go find out whats going on in your community, city, county, state, and country. Know who you are sleeping with, whats happening to your children, and will you have any grand children, and what kind of life will they have? Truth is, often stranger than fiction!

Porgies Are Best

Author: B. J. Ray
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450220118
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Humor

B.J. Ray is on a hilarious journey with one goal in mind, an interracial marriage. For sixteen years, she has been planning her escape from the South Bronx projects. If she ignores the experiences and opportunities, she may be stuck with project dwelling forever. She encounters the challenge of having to ingest salt tablets and collect rocks in one-hundred-degree weather, a prerequisite for interracial dating. She also attends Hampton share parties where white folks drink out of paper cups, not Welch's grape jelly jars, and a share consists of a cot in the laundry room every fourth weekend. She finds invited guests to your home demand bottled water, request organic wines, organic foods, and really can't tell the difference about most things in life, not to mention water, foods, and wine. One March night, B.J. Ray attends her middle sister's birthday party with her younger sister and they are summoned to pick up the Carvel cake. They don't return until the wee hours of the morning. B.J. Ray meets a man and discovers that he is the key to her becoming a highly successful individual. Porgies Are Best: A Fishmonger's Daughter is a book of vignettes of a young African American, Jewish girl from the projects of the South Bronx, who experiences love, humor, misfortune, compassion, and accomplishment.

Attempting Normal Enhanced Edition

Author: Marc Maron
Publisher: Random House Group
ISBN: 9780812994551
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This enhanced eBook edition contains six specially recorded audio segments in the style of the WTF podcast, with more than thirty-five minutes of brand-new, never-before-heard stories and reflections from Marc Maron.* NATIONAL BESTSELLER Marc Maron is “a master of spinning humor out of anguish” (Bookforum), even when that anguish is pretty clearly self-inflicted. In Attempting Normal, he threads together twenty-five stories from his life and near-death, from his first comedy road trips (with a fugitive junkie comic with a missing tooth) to his love affair with feral animals (his cat rescues are bloody epics) to his surprisingly moving tales of lust, heartbreak, and hope. The stories are united by Maron’s thrilling storytelling style—intensely smart, disarmingly honest, and explosively funny. Together, they add up to a hilarious and moving tale of failing, flailing, and finding a way. Praise for Attempting Normal “I laughed so hard reading this book.”—David Sedaris “Funny . . . surprisingly deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.”—Los Angeles Times “Superb . . . A reason that [it] is a superior example of an overcrowded genre—the comedian memoir—is Mr. Maron’s hardheaded approach to his history, the wisdom of experience.”—The New York Times “Marc Maron is a legend because he is both a great comic and a brilliant mind. Attempting Normal is a deep, hilarious megashot of feeling and truth as only this man can administer.”—Sam Lipsyte Praise for Marc Maron and WTF “The stuff of comedy legend.”—Rolling Stone “Marc Maron is a startlingly honest, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.”—Louis C.K. “I’ve known Marc for years and I can tell you first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, honest, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.”—David Cross “Revered among his peers . . . raw and unflinchingly honest.”—Entertainment Weekly “Devastatingly funny.”—Los Angeles Times “For a comedy nerd, this show is nirvana.”—Judd Apatow *Audio may not play on all readers. Please check your user manual for details.