American Tacos

American Tacos
Author: José R. Ralat
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 1477321004
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Tacos Book Excerpt:

This culinary travelogue is “a deeply researched guide to north-of-the-border taco culture and history” (Los Angeles Times). Tacos may have been created south of the border, but Americans have made this Mexican food their own, with each style reflective of a time and a place. American Tacos explores them all, taking us on a detailed and delicious journey through the evolution of this dish. In search of every taco variety from California to Texas and beyond, José Ralat traveled from coast to coast and border to border, visiting thirty-eight cities across the country. He examines the pervasive crunchy taco and the new Alta California tacos from chefs Wes Avila, Christine Rivera, and Carlos Salgado. He tastes famous Tex-Mex tacos like the puffy taco and breakfast taco, then tracks down the fry bread taco and the kosher taco. And he searches for the regional hybrid tacos of the American South and the modern, chef-driven tacos of restaurants everywhere. Throughout, he tells the story of how each style of taco came to be, creating a rich look at the diverse taco landscape north of the border. Featuring interviews with taqueros and details on taco paraphernalia and the trappings of taco culture, American Tacos is a book no taco fan will want to take a bite without. “[American Tacos] offers plenty of recommendations on where to get great tacos...But it offers much more than that.” ?Chicago Tribune “A fast-paced cultural survey and travel guide . . . An exceptional book.” ?TASTE “Fabulous.” ?San Francisco Chronicle

Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea

Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea
Author: Bruce Makoto Arnold,Tanfer Emin Tunç,Raymond Douglas Chong
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN: 1610756363
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea Book Excerpt:

The essays in Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea fill gaps in the existing food studies by revealing and contextualizing the hidden, local histories of Chinese and Japanese restaurants in the United States. The writer of these essays show how the taste and presentation of Chinese and Japanese dishes have evolved in sweat and hardship over generations of immigrants who became restaurant owners, chefs, and laborers in the small towns and large cities of America. These vivid, detailed, and sometimes emotional portrayals reveal the survival strategies deployed in Asian restaurant kitchens over the past 150 years and the impact these restaurants have had on the culture, politics, and foodways of the United States. Some of these authors are family members of restaurant owners or chefs, writing with a passion and richness that can only come from personal investment, while others are academic writers who have painstakingly mined decades of archival data to reconstruct the past. Still others offer a fresh look at the amazing continuity and domination of the “evil Chinaman” stereotype in the “foreign” world of American Chinatown restaurants. The essays include insights from a variety of disciplines, including history, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, economics, phenomenology, journalism, food studies, and film and literary criticism. Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea not only complements the existing scholarship and exposes the work that still needs to be done in this field, but also underscores the unique and innovative approaches that can be taken in the field of American food studies.

Flavor Bombs

Flavor Bombs
Author: Adam Fleischman,Tien Nguyen
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 0544784901
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flavor Bombs Book Excerpt:

The founder of the Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza empires shows how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami. Why does everyone love burgers and pizza? When Adam Fleischman investigated, he was intrigued to discover that both are rich in umami, a savory, meaty-tasting “fifth dimension” of taste. This book will help you up your game in the kitchen with ingredients, flavor principles, and techniques that powerfully punch up flavor. A self-taught cook who launched two successful restaurant empires based on the properties of umami, Fleischman shows how to build a pantry that will help you create great dishes, even if you’re a beginner, from simple Blender Gazpacho and Five-Minute Pork-Conquered Salad to the voluptuous Port and Stilton Burger and addictive Midnight Garlic Noodles—even a Mezcal Truffle Cocktail. “An excellent collection…. Luscious visuals. The so-called fifth taste is elevated to star status in this mouth-watering debut.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) “A wonderful cookbook.”—Seattle Book Review

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture
Author: Kathleen Lebesco,Peter Naccarato
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 147429622X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

The influence of food has grown rapidly as it has become more and more intertwined with popular culture in recent decades. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture offers an authoritative, comprehensive overview of and introduction to this growing field of research. Bringing together over 20 original essays from leading experts, including Amy Bentley, Deborah Lupton, Fabio Parasecoli, and Isabelle de Solier, its impressive breadth and depth serves to define the field of food and popular culture. Divided into four parts, the book covers: - Media and Communication; including film, television, print media, the Internet, and emerging media - Material Cultures of Eating; including eating across the lifespan, home cooking, food retail, restaurants, and street food - Aesthetics of Food; including urban landscapes, museums, visual and performance arts - Socio-Political Considerations; including popular discourses around food science, waste, nutrition, ethical eating, and food advocacy Each chapter outlines key theories and existing areas of research whilst providing historical context and considering possible future developments. The Editors' Introduction by Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, ensures cohesion and accessibility throughout. A truly interdisciplinary, ground-breaking resource, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the study of food and popular culture. It will be an essential reference work for students, researchers and scholars in food studies, film and media studies, communication studies, sociology, cultural studies, and American studies.

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies
Author: Nieves Pascual Soler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 3319709232
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies Book Excerpt:

This book is concerned with food autobiographies written by men from the 1980s to the present. It concentrates on how food has transformed autobiographical narratives and how these define the ways men eat and cook nowadays. After presenting a historical overview of the place of food within men ́s autobiography, this volume analyzes the reasons for our present interest in food and the proliferation of life narratives focused on cooking. Then it centers around the identities that male chefs are taking on in the writing of their lives and the generic models they use: the heroic, the criminal and the hunting autobiographical scripts. This study gives evidence that autobiographies are crucial in the redefinition of the new masculinities emerging in the kitchen. It will appeal to readers interested in Food Studies, Autobiographical Studies, Men's Studies and American Literature and Culture.

Global Brooklyn

Global Brooklyn
Author: Fabio Parasecoli,Mateusz Halawa
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN: 1350144487
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

What do the fashionable food hot spots of Cape Town, Mumbai, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv have in common? Despite all their differences, consumers in each major city are drawn to a similar atmosphere: rough wooden tables in postindustrial interiors lit by edison bulbs. There, they enjoy single-origin coffee, kombucha, and artisanal bread. This is 'Global Brooklyn,' a new transnational aesthetic regime of urban consumption. It may look shabby and improvised, but it is all carefully designed. It may romance the analog, but is made to be Instagrammed. It often references the New York borough, but is shaped by many networked locations where consumers participate in the global circulation of styles, flavors, practices, and values. This book follows this phenomenon across different world cities, arguing for a stronger appreciation of design and materialities in understanding food cultures. Attentive to local contexts, struggles, and identities, contributors explore the global mobility of aesthetic, ethical, and entrepreneurial projects, and how they materialize in everyday practices on the ground. They describe new connections among eating, drinking, design, and communication in order to give a clearer sense of the contemporary transformations of food cultures around the world.

Global Latin America

Global Latin America
Author: Matthew C. Gutmann,Jeffrey Lesser
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 0520277724
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Latin America Book Excerpt:

"Latin America has a unique historical and cultural context, is home to emerging global powers such as Brazil and Mexico, and is tied to world regions including China, India, and Africa. Global Latin America considers this regional interconnectedness and examines its meaning and impact in a global world. Its innovative essays, interviews, and stories highlight the insights of public intellectuals, political leaders, artists, academics, and activists, thereby allowing students to gain an appreciation of the diversity and global relevance of Latin America in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.

The Korean American Dream

The Korean American Dream
Author: James Flanigan
Publsiher: University of Nevada Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1943859868
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Korean American Dream Book Excerpt:

Chairman Yang Ho Cho, head of Korean Air and Hanjin, talks of Los Angeles as a “microcosm of the United States—a land built of immigrants who want to do one thing: improve their lives.” In The Korean-American Dream, respected and distinguished business journalist James Flanigan uncovers the struggles and contributions of the people who have made Los Angeles the largest Korean city outside of Seoul. This intimate account illustrates how Korean immigrants have preserved their culture and history as well as adapted to the American culture of E Pluribus Unum, the radical promise of “out of many, one.” Flanigan shows how Los Angeles emerged as a capital of the Asia Pacific region. At less than 2 million, Korean Americans are a relatively small group compared to new Americans from China, the Philippines, and India. But with energy and drive, they are building landmarks in New York as well as L.A., lobbying for causes in Washington, founding businesses, heading universities and hospitals, and holding public office in all parts of the U.S. Flanigan’s compelling narrative told largely through personal interviews provides a front-row seat to the economic, business, and cultural developments of the Korean American Community. At a time of spirited debate about immigration, their energy and ambition serve as a ringing reminder of the promise of the American mosaic.

Burn the Ice

Burn the Ice
Author: Kevin Alexander
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 0525558039
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burn the Ice Book Excerpt:

"Inspiring"—Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group; Founder, Shake Shack; and author, Setting the Table James Beard Award-winning food journalist Kevin Alexander traces an exhilarating golden age in American dining Over the past decade, Kevin Alexander saw American dining turned on its head. Starting in 2006, the food world underwent a transformation as the established gatekeepers of American culinary creativity in New York City and the Bay Area were forced to contend with Portland, Oregon. Its new, no-holds-barred, casual fine-dining style became a template for other cities, and a culinary revolution swept across America. Traditional ramen shops opened in Oklahoma City. Craft cocktail speakeasies appeared in Boise. Poke bowls sprung up in Omaha. Entire neighborhoods, like Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and cities like Austin, were suddenly unrecognizable to long-term residents, their names becoming shorthand for the so-called hipster movement. At the same time, new media companies such as Eater and Serious Eats launched to chronicle and cater to this developing scene, transforming nascent star chefs into proper celebrities. Emerging culinary television hosts like Anthony Bourdain inspired a generation to use food as the lens for different cultures. It seemed, for a moment, like a glorious belle epoque of eating and drinking in America. And then it was over. To tell this story, Alexander journeys through the travails and triumphs of a number of key chefs, bartenders, and activists, as well as restaurants and neighborhoods whose fortunes were made during this veritable gold rush--including Gabriel Rucker, an originator of the 2006 Portland restaurant scene; Tom Colicchio of Gramercy Tavern and Top Chef fame; as well as hugely influential figures, such as André Prince Jeffries of Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville; and Carolina barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott. He writes with rare energy, telling a distinctly American story, at once timeless and cutting-edge, about unbridled creativity and ravenous ambition. To "burn the ice" means to melt down whatever remains in a kitchen's ice machine at the end of the night. Or, at the bar, to melt the ice if someone has broken a glass in the well. It is both an end and a beginning. It is the firsthand story of a revolution in how Americans eat and drink.

A Companion to Korean American Studies

A Companion to Korean American Studies
Author: Rachael Miyung Joo,Shelley Sang-Hee Lee
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 9004335331
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Korean American Studies Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Korean American Studies aims to provide readers with a broad introduction to Korean American Studies, through essays exploring major themes, key insights, and scholarly approaches that have come to define this field.

2015 Guide to Literary Agents

2015 Guide to Literary Agents
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1599638630
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 Guide to Literary Agents Book Excerpt:

The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent if you want to get the best traditional publishing book deal possible. The 2015 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by a top publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "10 Reasons Agents Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you learn what not to do during the submission process • "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now • 13 debut author success stories: Writers explain their paths to publication, so you can learn from their successes and see what they did right • Informative how-to articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more *Includes access to the webinar "Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Agent" from Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Guide to Literary Agents* In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn how to compose a query letter, what makes up a compelling pitch, synopsis writing tips, how to research/find agents, and much more.

Guide to Literary Agents 2017

Guide to Literary Agents 2017
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN: 1440347905
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Literary Agents 2017 Book Excerpt:

The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2017 is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting a contract with one of the country's top publishers. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, this updated edition of GLA includes: • A one-year subscription to the literary agent content on WritersMarket.com. • The secrets of query-writing success: Learn 5 common mistakes that make an agent stop reading--and how to avoid them. • "New Agent Spotlights": Get targeted profiles of literary reps who are actively building their client lists right now. • Informative articles on writing a synopsis, pitching your work online, defining your genre, utilizing writing peers to better your craft, and much more. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "10 Steps to Landing a Literary Agent" by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2015 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 953
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1599638614
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. New to this year's edition: Gain access to the exclusive webinar "Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films" from best-selling author Cheryl St. John. This 45-minute webinar explores the ten most popular films of 2013--including Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and more--to show you how to create intense, emotional, engrossing moments in your fiction. When you make your readers care about your characters and your story, you'll evoke excitement, indignation, fear, anxiety, tears, and laughter--and keep them hooked from start to finish. You'll also find articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life, from in-depth lessons on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success, including articles and essays like these: • J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author, reveals how to capture â€" and keep â€" reader interest. • Ransom Riggs, mega-popular YA novelist, shares advice on writing out-of-the-ordinary fiction. • Chuck Wendig, hybrid author extraordinaire, talks about the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. You'll also receive: • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets "If you're looking for the best resource for connecting with publishers who are hungry for your fiction, you've found it. Ten novels ago I got my start as an author using Writer's Market guides." -Steven James, writing instructor and best-selling author of The King and Story Trumps Structure "If you can't go to every literary cocktail party in New York, get this book. It's an instant network." -Elizabeth Sims, best-selling author of You've Got a Book in You

Guide to Literary Agents 2016

Guide to Literary Agents 2016
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 1599639564
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Literary Agents 2016 Book Excerpt:

THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2016 is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by the country's top publishers. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • A one-year subscription to the literary agents content on WritersMarket.com.* • Secrets to why agents stop reading your submission. Four literary agents review writers' unpublished first pages and give honest feedback. The agents examine 10 different first-page submissions and explain if and when they would stop reading. • "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now. • Success stories: 13 debut authors explain their paths to publication so you can learn from their success and see what they did right. • Answers to 19 frequently asked questions about query letters and submissions. • Informative how-to articles on synopsis writing, voice and craft, characters, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more. + Includes exclusive access to the webinar "30 Tips for Getting an Agent" by Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberly Cameron & Associates *Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. "The first book I ever bought when I began my publishing journey was the Guide to Literary Agents. And it's one of the first things I recommend to any aspiring writer." --Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn (2015), the first of a two-book deal from Penguin/Putnam "I found my literary agent in Guide to Literary Agents. The GLA was one of the best writing investments I ever made." --Jessica Lidh, author of debut novel The Number 7 (Merit Press)

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2016

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2016
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1123
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1599639548
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2016 Book Excerpt:

THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2016 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition includes articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life: • Learn how to unlock character motivations to drive your story forward. • Imbue your fiction with a distinct, memorable voice. • Revise and polish your novels and short stories for successful submission. • Gain insight from best-selling authors Chris Bohjalian, John Sandford, Lisa Scottoline, and more. You'll also gain access to a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers,* as well as a free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-15. + Includes exclusive access to the webinar "The Three Missing Pieces of Stunning Story Structure" by writing instructor and best-selling author K.M. Weiland *Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. "After you've written 50,000 words, there seem to be 50,000 different things you need to know to publish your novel. Novel and Short Story Writer's Market helps clarify options so you can find the best publishing home for your work." --Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month "I've published more than 200 short stories, and Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been an essential tool in my success. It's a literary bible for anyone seriously interested in marketing fiction." --Jacob M. Appel, winner of the Dundee International Book Award and the Hudson Prize

Envisioning Religion Race and Asian Americans

Envisioning Religion  Race  and Asian Americans
Author: David K. Yoo,Khyati Y. Joshi
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN: 0824884191
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning Religion Race and Asian Americans Book Excerpt:

In Envisioning Religion, Race, and Asian Americans, David K. Yoo and Khyati Y. Joshi put together a wide-ranging and important collection of essays documenting the intersections of race and religion and Asian American communities—a combination so often missing both in the scholarly literature and in public discourse. Issues of religion and race/ethnicity undergird current national debates around immigration, racial profiling, and democratic freedoms, but these issues, as the contributors document, are longstanding ones in the United States. The essays included in the volume feature dimensions of traditions such as Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism as well as how religion engages with topics such as religious affiliation (or lack thereof), the legacy of the Vietnam War, and popular culture. The contributors also address the role of survey data, pedagogy, methodology, and literature that is richly complementary and necessary for understanding the scope and range of the subject of Asian American religions. These essays attest to the vibrancy and diversity of Asian American religions, while at the same time situating these conversations in a scholarly lineage and discourse. This collection will certainly serve as an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers with interests in Asian American religions in fields such as ethnic and Asian American studies, religious studies, American studies, and related fields that focus on immigration and race.

Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022

Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022
Author: Publishers Weekly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1510768904
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022 Book Excerpt:

Announcing the first edition of Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022. Designed to help authors, editors, agents, publicists, and anyone else working in book publishing understand the changing landscape of book publishing, it is an essential reference for anyone who works in the industry. Written by industry veterans and co-published with Publishers Weekly magazine, here is the first-ever book to offer a comprehensive view of how modern book publishing works. It offers history and context, as well as up-to-the-minute information for anyone interested in working in the field and for authors looking to succeed with a publisher or by self-publishing. You’ll find here information on: Finding an agent Self-publishing Amazon Barnes & Noble and other book chains Independent bookstores Special sales (non-traditional book markets) Distribution Foreign markets Publicity, Marketing, Advertising Subsidiary rights Book production E-books and audiobooks Diversity, equity, and inclusion across the industry And more! Whether you’re a seasoned publishing professional, just starting out in the business, or simply interested in how book publishing works, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac will be an annual go-to reference guide and an essential, authoritative resource that will make that knowledge accessible to a broad audience. Featuring original essays from and interviews with some of the industry's most insightful and innovative voices along with highlights of PW's news coverage over the last year, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac is an indispensable guide for publishers, editors, agents, publicists, authors and anyone who wants better to understand this business, its history, and its mysteries.

My City My Los Angeles

My City  My Los Angeles
Author: Jeryl Brunner
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN: 076279321X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My City My Los Angeles Book Excerpt:

What do famous people love to do during their free time in Los Angeles? Angelenos and other notables have their rituals that connect them to the city in a unique way: favorite restaurants, museums, beaches, parks, markets, landmarks, haunts, and hideaways. The activities are as diverse and eclectic as the city itself. My City, My Los Angeles gives readers something truly unique––a chance to experience L.A. the way the city’s most notable luminaries do.

Amerasia Journal

Amerasia Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Asian Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amerasia Journal Book Excerpt:

My Life Cursed or Blessed

My Life  Cursed or Blessed
Author: Karla Johnson
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN: 1475979029
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life Cursed or Blessed Book Excerpt:

Graduated High School in 1971, three months pregnant. I left my mother’s house with my Fiancé. The only thing I took with me were the clothes on my back, the things I read in books, the things my Grandmother taught me which mainly involved cooking and cleaning, the Bible quotes and old folks tales my Grandmother used to say over and over, the few things my mother taught me during her brief and few periods of time into my life, and also a very special gift from God, which was the ability to play any musical instrument I chose to play. I thought I was grown and knew everything. What I didn't know was although I was very smart, I was also very naive. I got married in 1972 and had another baby in 1974. I worked for a police department from 1977 to 1985. I was in the Army National Guard from 1979 to 1985. So many unbelievable things happened to me during that time, both good and bad. So many more bad things happened than good that I started to think my life was cursed for some reason. It started to happen so much that finally I did not want to live any longer.