Description : The written word is making a comeback!For years we have been told the world is becoming more “visual”. That everyone has a shorter attention span. That a picture “speaks a thousand words”. But look at social media. Blogs. Tweets. Reader’s comments. People are starting to read again! Books on Kindle, magazines on the iPad. Advertising on more places than there are places. There’s never been a better time to discover how to influence people using nothing more than the words on a page or screen. This book will show you how. An invaluable, modern guide to copywriting, it reveals how anyone can learn to write for business in a way that is brand-literate, media-savvy, utterly engaging...and irresistibly persuasive.
Description : Steephen Greenblatt's comment on Amerrycountry, subtitled Autorabiography is: ''I am genuinely impressed by the inexhaustible and daring verbal inventiveness of Amerrycountry.'' The Taylor and Francis review written by Dr. Bahram Meghdadi, the most prestigious professor and critic of English literature in Middle East, published in the volume 47, Issue 6, 2014 Journal of Iranian Studies, Oxford University, has claimed Amerrycountry a 21st century literary ''masterpiece'' which surpasses even Finnegans Wake, and which deserves to reach a ''universale''. Dr. Meghdadi who got his Ph. D. from Columbia University believes, the art of writing novels has been revived once again by Amerrycountry, a ''phenomenon'' in world literature. Dr. Homa Katouzian the distinguished professor and editor of Iranian Studies Journal of Oxford University, after finishing to read Amerrycountry called it an ''original'' story. Ariel Dorfman's assistant at Duke University, Suzan Senerchia, has commented on Amerrycountry as: ''I did read Amerrycountry and found it interesting in your use of words. Your combination and use of words, as well as your choice of which words to combine, were very clever and imaginative.'' Professor Mark Burnett from Queen's U. Belfast commented on Amerrycountry as: ''cleverly'' written. Beheshti U. distinguished Professor and critic of English literature, Dr. Amir Ali Nojumian who received his Ph. D. from Leicester U. has commented on Amerrycountry as follows: ''I eventually finished reading your work and enjoyed it a lot. I think your command of English is excellent and your portmanteaus, or let's say portmantorabis, are quite thought-provoking and pentertaining. Many of the words you made, for example ''sexpert'', "textpress" and ''universale'' were very innovative. This reminds me of this quotation in your work: "It seems that languages langucage us! Or rather, we let ourselves be langucaged. Languages, after many years, limit and numb us, although at the start they empower us." Your metafictional and intertextual attitude to writing is quite novel and postmodern (while reading your work, I was reminded of Tristram Shandy.)
Description : I thought I knew the dirt about an old Hollywood crime, a murder that was covered up by crooked cops and the studio. I decided to write a tell-all about the murder, hoping to flush out the killer who was responsible for the assault of a dear friend. I'm not stupid, though. I used a pen name. Micki Bradford. Nobody would think that Mike Braddock, Hollywood's ex-leading man, was Micki Bradford, the Queen of Suspense. Right? I didn't count on the book taking off like a rocket. I didn't count on the cops coming to my door, demanding to know how I knew the details about that old murder. I didn't count on being in demand as a conference speaker--well, not me, Mike, but me, Micki, being in demand. And I sure didn't count on going to a writer's conference in drag, to help find the killer and right an old wrong. I wasn't too worried. I was an actor, after all. I could pull off a couple of days, pretending to be a woman... Right?
Description : Six years in the making -- with unprecedented access to Nancy Reagan and the couple's closest friends -- here is the first volume in the definitive portrait of the remarkable, career building partnership between Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis. Celebrity insider and Vanity Fair special correspondent Bob Colacello reveals the social history of Ronald and Nancy Reagan as no one ever has before, from the formation of their unique alliance through their rise to the heights of power. Colacello exposes facets of their marriage that have always been hidden from public view. Ronald, born into modest circumstances in rural Illinois, and Nancy,raised in a fashionable enclave of Chicago, both learned early on the value and importance of cultivating the right friendships. Over the years, they perfected their social skills into an art form, becoming one of the film industry's most talked-about power couples. But Hollywood was only the beginning....
Description : An eclectic and witty collection of short stories including a story about how an ordinary bridge game in a small south Texas town turns dramatic over the value of an emerald necklace.