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A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than a million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational online presence. Yet Joey wasn't always comfortable in his skin, and this memoir features the YouTube darling at his most candid, taking us on his journey from pain to triumph. In the pages of his first book, Joey opens up about his most intimate struggles with familial hardship, educational setbacks, bullying and rejection, sharing his story in the hopes that his young readers will remember that it's cool to be different, that growing up can really freaking suck, and that even if it sometimes feels like too much, things can and will get better. As Joey likes to say: "You're all beautiful for spacious skies, and don't let anyone ever tell you you're not!"
The Melbourne-based photgrapher, Sonia Payes, has spent two years travelling to 60 contemporary artists' studios and homes - with one notable living as far away as Tuscany! Each of the sixty artists is captured in a large portrait and then receives a further six pages for an essay by a selected author and exciting photographs of them at work in their studios - or simply walking the dog, cooking dinner or climbing a tree! This spectacular large format, 400 page, highly sophisticated publication contains 60 short essays contributed by leading Australian arts writers, critis, and acedemics drawn from across the nation. Intended to showcase the work and studio conditions of leading Australian artists at the 2007 Venice Biennale in June this year, the publication is our most ambitious to date. It is simply stunning.
The text of the play is presented with discussions of Shakespeare's life and world, dramatic criticism, and textual commentaries
A discourse on love, hate, religion; sexuality and much more; these are poems set in darkness and with the pain of depression, as well as lighter feelings of love.
When Jennifer receives a telegram saying her husband's ship has sunk with all hands on board she does the only thing she can think to do, which is to join her soul with his in the cold depths of the ocean. As she wakens in a strange place to a voice telling her he is Adam, her guardian angel, she begins to realize she just might have made the mistake of a lifetime. Go back and clean up the mess you made, is the order handed down by the Heavenly Tribunal. Her first job back on earth is to minister to her grieving family. When she has done all she can for them Adams tells her it is time for her to join Ben, her husband. Jennifer is overjoyed to be allowed to finally join him in the afterlife only to discover Ben marooned on an isolated island, very much alive. She is stunned when she realizes how foolish her selfish act had been. Adam tells her she must help Adam and his five shipmates get off the island and back to civilization. Then she must help him find a new wife so he can father the two very special beings who would have been her very own babies.
Praise for the Freak Scene Dream Trilogy, including "Untitled" "Oral prose. School of Twain and Salinger. It's improvised, and its immediate and delayed echoes, its ellipses, its obsessions, make music." LARRY BECKETT, author of "Morning Glory" and "Paul Bunyan" "Michael Goldberg's sharply drawn characters, vivid musical nods, and keen eye for detail transport us back to the post-countercultural mid-1970s when sex and drugs and rock & roll were a way of life. In this third installment of the Freak Scene Dream Trilogy, antihero Writerman takes us along for the rollercoaster ride - angel dust, anyone? - while he tries to make sense of a life littered with broken hearts. A page-turner." HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN, author of "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton" "Relive the 1970s - the music, the dope, the clothes, the books, the confused and restless sexual politics - in all their filthy glory." MARIA BUSTILLOS, author of "Dorkismo: the Macho of the Dork" and "Act Like a Gentleman, Think Like a Woman." "Michael Goldberg is comparable to Kerouac in a 21st century way, someone trying to use that language and energy and find a new way of doing it." MARK MORDUE, author of "Dastgah: Diary of a Head Trip" "Goldberg presents us with a beautiful evocation of the Seventies where the music wasn't just the soundtrack to our lives but the auteur of them. Writerman, our hero, drinks and drugs and dances to the nightingale tune while birds fly high by the light of the moon. Oh, oh, oh, oh Writerman " LARRY RATSO SLOMAN, author of "On the Road with Bob Dylan" "Radioactive as Godzilla. RICHARD MELTZER, author of "The Aesthetics of Rock" "Penned in a staccato amphetamine grammar, its narrative is fractured and deranged, often unsettling but frequently compelling, an unsparing portrait of the teen condition: assured then despairing, would-be sex god then impotent has-been, an only child battling the wills of his domineering father and interfering mom in the anonymous, suburban fringes of Marin County." SIMON WARNER, author of "Text and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture" "So who is this protagonist anyway? Holden Caulfield meets Lord Buckley?" PAUL KRASSNER, author of "Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture" "'True Love Scars' reads like a fever dream from the dying days of the Summer of Love. Keyed to a soundtrack of love and apocalypse, Writerman pitches headlong into a haze of drugs, sex and confusion in search of what no high can bring: his own redemption. Read it and be transformed." ALINA SIMONE, author of "Note to Self" and "You Must Go and Win" "True Love Scars is deeply dialed in to rock's dichotomy of enlightening powers versus stonered party time." GREG M. SCHWARTZ, PopMatters "Michael Goldberg reminds us of the difficulties of remaining true to our own visions amidst the powerful exigencies of young adulthood." JOLIE HOLLAND, recording artist, whose albums include Catalpa, Escondida and The Living and the Dead
Outlines ten scripture-based steps for leading an effective, purposeful life.
A charmingly witty tale of honey, love and manners set in New York When Sugar Wallace arrives in Manhattan with nothing but a beehive, a secret past and a taste for good manners, life starts to change for the dispirited occupants of 33 Flores Street. But as love wings its way into their hearts and homes, it flies away from Sugar herself, until a doorman without a door and a certain busy queen join forces in a sting to end all stings. It looks like love might be in the air once more ... but for how long? A novel about taking hold, letting go and the magic of honey, in the vein of AMÉLIE and CHOCOLAt. 'a sweetly old-fashioned romance with a high feel-good factor ... tHE WEDDING BEES is a romp of a novel, designed to be read for pure pleasure.' Nicky Pellegrino Praise for DOLCI DI LOVE 'a compelling novel that's hard to put down - don't start reading it if you've got anything to accomplish that day! the author's delightful turn of phrase raises a smile even when our heroine has her heart ripped out' WOMAN'S DAY 'Lynch's tuscany is lovingly rendered in this perfect combo of travel and romance' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Enchanting' NAtIONAL GEOGRAPHIC tRAVELER (Book of the Month) 'an utterly beguiling blend of love and loss, heartbreak and hope that will dazzle readers' CHICAGO tRIBUNE