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  • Mining the Home Movieby Karen I. Ishizuka; Patricia Zimmermann

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, Mining the Home Movie makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches... more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our††family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Poetry Mattersby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Freud's Driveby Teresa De Lauretis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory. more...

  • Oprah Winfrey: A Biographyby Helen Garson

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    This biography examines the life of a person raised in poverty and a single mother at 14, who is now one of the richest and most influential people in the world?Oprah Winfrey. more...

  • Jokes Every Man Should Knowby Don Steinberg

    Quirk Books 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Only Joke Book You?ll Ever Need † Featuring: †††† ?† Nine Jokes about Heaven and Hell †††† ?† Eight Jokes Just for Kids †††† ?† Nineteen Jokes Definitely Not for Kids †††† ?† Six Jokes about Lightbulbs †††† ?† Seven Jokes about Bars †††† ?† The World?s Only Funny Knock-Knock Joke † Plus alternate versions, roasts and toasts, historical... more...

  • How Shall I Tell the Dog?by Miles Kington; Caroline Kington

    Newmarket Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    In this hilarious and moving book, popular English humorist Miles Kington faces cancer and death with his sparkling trademark wit, musing on everything from board games and yodeling to the prospect of being outlived by his dog. When some people are told they have only a few months to live, they might travel around the world or write their memoirs... more...

  • Cinematherapy for the Soulby Nancy Peske; Beverly West

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.99

    Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the... more...