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- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.99
Ever been left spluttering over some fatuous fib trying to pass itself off as information, even as fact? Of course you have. We all have. It's bullshit, and as Laura Penny sees it, we're drowning in the stuff. Your Call Is Important to Us is Penny's brilliant take on the "all-you-can-eat buffet of phoniness" that is our lives today. "We live in an... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
?True, time is the villain and we are trapped in him. True, love is sometimes not returned. True, friends are sometimes false. But to be aware of this?all of it?and still want to go on living, that is the triumph. It is the reward.? As a young woman and aspiring author, Gail Godwin kept a detailed journal of her hopes and dreams,... more...
- Book Enclave 2007; US$ 45.00
The media for mass communication better known as mass media include those of printed word and picture, where appeal to the sense of sight (newspapers, magazines, books, pamphlets, direct mail, etc.), radio, which is aimed at the sense of sound, television and motion pictures, which appeal both to the visual and auditory senses. Among the varied agencies... more...
- Wings Press 2010; US$ 9.95
Following the life of journalist Bryan Woolley, this lively account paints a colorful and accurate picture of newspaper reporting on the Mexican border 50 years ago. From Woolley?s initiation at the El Paso Times to his smoking cigars with Andres Segovia and his pulling on the pant leg of Louie Armstrong to get an interview, this is the tale of... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 16.99
It was August 25, 2006, my first on-camera studio open for the CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes . Executive Producer Jeff Fager poked his head in the dressing room.? Good luck, Brotha! You?ve come a long way to get here. You?ve earned it.? ?If only he knew. My mind flashed back to elementary school, when a therapist had informed my mother, ?I?m... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 17.99
Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South. As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its head,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 17.00
The National Book Award winner from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, A. Scott Berg. The talents he nurtured as an editor were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others. But Maxwell Perkins remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as book editor extraordinaire... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 17.99
?A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously.?? Kirkus Reviews For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo?s classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War , here is his powerful recounting of his life and adventures, updated with a foreword that assesses the state of the world and the journalist?s art. As a journalist, Caputo... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
Drinking with Miss Dutchie is a story about Dutchie, a Black Labrador, and her lasting impact on the life of her owner and narrator, Ed Breslin. In contrast to the typical tale of dog as man's best friend, Breslin's is a unique reflection on dog as role model and teacher. While the author struggles with clinical depression and addiction, Dutchie... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00
Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character,... more...