Description : PS (Pittard Sullivan) is the most recent permutation in Eric Owen Moss's remaking of an obsolescent industrial building in Culver City, California. In three preceding conversions between 1991 and 1997 Moss redesigned the structure as offices (dubbed R1), a house (R2) and a theater (R3). It is now the corporate headquarters of a video and film computer graphics company. James Steele traces the different phases in the building's development, and the contribution Moss has made to transforming the Industrial Hayden Tract in the west of Los Angeles.
Description : Have you ever had something you wanted to say to a friend, but couldn’t? Ever wished you could go back in time to say something you didn’t? Female friendships are some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships in our lives, but it can sometimes be hard to express our true sentiments to these friends. Whether it be pride, fear, feelings, or circumstance that stand in the way, each of us likely has something we wish we could say to someone, but haven’t. In P.S., Megan McMorris collects these sentiments, as an anthology of unsent letters written by a range of women. For the friend who’s been there for you through everything, the friend you’ve lost touch with, or the friend you’ve wished you could help, P.S. offers a chance to express the unspoken. A thought-provoking collection, P.S. is sure to resonate with women readers of all ages, from different walks of life.
Description : Throughout my life my father always closed his letters and emails with a P.S. These snippets of advice helped me face life's challenges with courage, hope, and sense of levity. I hope your sons and daughters can gain the same benefits through my Dad's light-hearted and pertinent advice. This book tells my story as I faced the challenges and changes of growing up and the advice my dad gave me.
Description : P.S. Kiss the Duchess for Me, a collection of letters written by Private Joe Moss during World War II, transports us back to the 1940s and allows us to see those turbulent years through the eyes of someone who experienced them firsthand. We are there with Joe as he goes through basic training. We are with him on the trains. We are with him in the French countryside "with the roar of guns as a background." This time capsule of a book honors not only Joe Moss, but also the countless other heroes known only to their families.
Description : "Mom loved to write to my sister and me," H. Jackson Brown writes. "They began when I was an eight-year old camper away from home for the first time. When I opened Mom's letter, I would always read the P.S. first. I just couldn't wait to discover what revelations, humor,observations, admonitions, and encouragement she wanted to share with me." "No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs you back,"says one P.S. "Middle age is when you have two choices and you choosethe one that gets you home earlier, " says another. Jack Brown's mother shared valuable advice with him about the issues ofwisdom, hope, humor, and faith. "Although some were written more thanthirty years ago," Brown says, "they still run with truth andinsight."
Description : Will Eisner—best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God—believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971 he produced PS magazine for the U.S. Army. This Preventive Maintenance Monthly (called PS because it was a postscript to the standard technical manuals) was aimed at teaching American soldiers everything about weapons safety for vehicles, aircraft, firearms, and electronics. Eisner illustrated these vital lessons in drawings, pinups, step-by-step guides, and comic strips. This collection contains the best of Eisner’s 227 issues of PS, reproduced in a portable digest format. This relatively unknown work by Eisner is finally explored—the missing link between his comic books and his later, more mature graphic novel style. Praise for PS Magazine: "For the first time, Will Eisner’s superlative work for the U.S. Army has been assembled into a single collection. The result shows the artist’s keen understanding of the educative power of graphic storytelling. From 1951 to 1971, between The Spirit and A Contract with God, Eisner produced PS Magazine for the army in order to teach the common soldier how best to use, maintain, repair, and requisition their equipment. From explaining how to load a truck correctly to why it won’t start, Eisner used a combination of humor, sound technical writing, and graphic storytelling to educate the soldiers. His magazines could be found at the front lines, in the officer’s mess, and in the quarters of senior military officials. It featured a cast of recurring characters like the loveable Joe Dope and the voluptuous Connie Rodd, who headlined featured segments like “Joe’s Dope Sheet” and the provocatively named “Connie Rodd’s Briefs.” With Eisner’s wonderful artwork and clarity of style making sometimes difficult concepts easy to understand, it’s no wonder PS Magazine was so popular with military personnel. A fascinating document for both fans of Eisner and military history buffs." - Publishers Weekly starred review “These amusing yet pragmatic sketches provide a ‘missing-link’ comics document for fans and demonstrate the same mastery of his craft that marked Eisner’s better-known works.” —Booklist “An instructional model for today’s producers of nonfiction comics, which too often lack such visual traction, this also has appeal for military buffs, vehicle junkies, and Eisner fans.” —Library Journal “The enthusiast who’s been nurturing a curiosity about Eisner’s lost years will find all he needs to know from this beautifully produced little volume.” —The Comics Journal "Eisner understood comics' potential for education decades before his peers, and PS magazine was his first laboratory. This thoughtful new collection is an essential addition to the Eisner library." -Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
Description : This “electrifying” collection of unpublished work demonstrates the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “great gift for tapping into the lifeblood of America” (Booklist). Millions of Studs Terkel fans have come to know the prizewinning oral historian through his landmark books—The Good War, Hard Times, Working, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, and many others. Few people realize, however, that much of Studs’s best work was not collected into these thematic volumes and has, in fact, never been published. P.S. brings together these significant and fascinating writings for the first time. The pieces in P.S. reflect Terkel’s wide-ranging interests and travels, as well as his abiding connection to his hometown, Chicago. Here we have a fascinating conversation with James Baldwin, possibly Terkel’s finest interview with an author; pieces on the colorful history and culture of Chicago; vivid portraits of Terkel’s heroes and cohorts (including an insightful and still timely interview with songwriter Yip Harburg, known for his “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”); and the transcript of Terkel’s famous broadcast on the Depression, the moving chronicle that would later develop into Hard Times. A fitting postscript to a lifetime of listening, P.S. is a truly Terkelesque display of the author’s extraordinary range of talent and the amazing people he spoke to.
Description : What would you do for a second chance at your first love? Schulman's exuberant, sexy novel is the thinking woman's summer romance as 38-year-old Louise Harrington meets the doppelganger of the boy who broke her 18-year-old heart.