Description : Jonah Thompson, seventy plus, tired but not yet retired, widowed but not alone, competent but not quite sane. See what happens when an aging pastor flies over the cuckoo's nest. The crazier he becomes, the more profound is his life.
Description : The fifth book in a funny chapter book series filled with full color illustrations and adorable animals! The squirrels of the Grumpy Woods have finally finished gathering their nuts for winter, when the Super Happy Party Bears find their stash...and eat the whole thing. To make it up to them, the bears show the squirrels another hoard they’ve found—one that belongs to the chipmunks! Suddenly, the bears' huge appetite has caused an all-out civil war between two rival nut hoarders: the Puffy Cheeks (the chipmunks) and the Twitchy Tails (the squirrels). Can the bears prevent the Grumpy Woods from getting too nutty? Read all of the Super Happy Party Bears adventures: Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around Super Happy Party Bears: Knock Knock on Wood Super Happy Party Bears: Staying A Hive An Imprint Book
Description : Second expanded edition of this simple step-by-step guide to publishing an eBook without dying in the attempt and how to avoid the typical beginner’s mistakes. Full of tips, resources, software recommendations and above all the experience and advice of many "indie" authors currently enjoying eBook success, such as Blanca Miosi, Bruno Nievas, Enrique Laso, Gabri Ródenas, Lidia Herbada, Blas Ruiz Grau, Roberto Lopez-Herrero, Largo Javariega and others.
Description : Introducing ‘Spike’ the squirrel and ‘Pingalig’ the dog for some excitement and chaos. Spike has been lazy and not collected enough acorns to eat during the winter. As he is sitting in his tree wondering what to do, he notices Pingalig asleep in a cosy basket in his house. Spike hatches a sneaky plan to convince Pingalig to swap houses with him, so that he has it easy during the cold weather. Watch as the plan all goes wrong and totally ‘nuts’.
Description : Perhaps you have always had a dream to create the next big thing in your specific field and your days are spent brainstorming all of the possibilities to revolutionize the world. The hard part is moving from imagining your ideas to actually seeing them come to fruition. Embarking on any sort of creative journey can be intimidating, but reading this book will make things easier. Go Nuts is Can Akdeniz's newest book that is packed with diverse examples of creativity across a number of fields and industries. Some of the most respected and admired names in creativity are profiled in this book, making it an invaluable resource for everyone from burgeoning creative entrepreneurs to artists who want to inject a surge of creativity into their life. There are thousands of directions that aspiring "creatives" can take, but it always helps to have models to emulate, or at least lessons to absorb and follow. That is precisely what this book offers, and for those who can read between the lines and find inspiration in these pages, it just might be an essential step towards a fantastically creative life. Learn: How to find your unique style of creativity Learn: The historical origins of innovation Learn: The relationship of social media and pop culture to creativity Learn: The philanthropic purposes of thinking outside the box Learn: How sociology and human nature affect the creative process Learn: How the environmental factors impact imagination and innovation Learn: Industry crossovers and what that means for new ideas Learn: How studying the past can impact the future Learn: The shrinking gap between science fiction and reality Learn: The self-perpetuating aspect of creativity Learn: How to combine different creative disciplines Learn: Thinking ahead of current technology to find the "next big thing" Learn: Looking at the world in a way that will inspire creativity Learn: Optimism and pessimism towards the idea of change Learn: Embracing new technology and using it in unexpected ways Learn: The limitless nature of the imagination Learn: Cultural, economic, and political effects on creativity Learn: How to identify problems or issues that creativity could potentially remedy Learn: Critical thinking and problem solving Learn: The importance of taking calculated and worthwhile risks
Description : Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making of his historic, semi-autobiographical musical masterwork, Purple Rain” (Vanity Fair). Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film—widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. It sold over a million copies in its first week of release in 1984 and blasted to #1 on the charts, where it would remain for a full six months and eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide. It spun off three huge hit singles, won Grammys and an Oscar, and took Prince from pop star to legend—the first artist ever simultaneously to have the #1 album, single, and movie in the country. In Let’s Go Crazy, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project. With impeccable research and in-depth interviews with people who witnessed and participated in Prince’s audacious vision becoming a reality, Light reveals how a rising but not yet established artist from the Midwest was able not only to get Purple Rain made, but deliver on his promise to conquer the world. “A must-read for the Prince die-hards who have remained devoted through the musical meanderings of the last three decades” (Kirkus Reviews), Let’s Go Crazy examines how the masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds altered the recording landscape and became an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans.
Description : A life worth living is worth recording, and what better place than this journal? These lined pages crave your scribbled notes, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and notions. Fill the lines, remember your life, don't lose your ideas, and keep reaching higher to live the best life you can. It all starts here, folks, but you'll need your own pen or pencil. Write on!
Description : On the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to America. Across the country, teens were glued to their TV sets and witnessed a turning point in rock and roll history. Vibrant and creative teen scenes sprang up all across the country. The scene in Fort Worth, Texas, produced an exceptional burst of creativity in songwriting and musicianship. Weekend concerts and battles of the bands drew thousands of fans. Primitive teen recordings were pressed into 45s and received radio airplay in rotation with national acts. Local television shows featured live bands; fashions changed with go-go girls' skirts growing shorter; long hair became the style for women and men; and the seeds of the counterculture were planted and flourished. The music of this generation birthed every rock subgenre for the next 40 years (acid rock, heavy metal, punk, new wave, grunge), and today's musicians still reach back to these recordings for inspiration.