Mike Lupica presents the third book in his New York Times best-selling Game Changers series! Ben and his friends, the Core Four Plus One, are so excited to play in their town's All-Star Baseball league. But in the first game of the season, Ben gets hit by a pitch. It's never happened to him before and it shakes him up. Another player on Ben's team, Justin, is acting really weirdly. Ben's known Justin for a while and they're friendly, but he's not one of Ben's closest "boys."
Galahad Threepwood is causing scandal again...this time by deciding to NOT publish his potentially humiliating high-society memoirs. His decision causes rifts in the ranks at castle Blandings and all involved split into three camps: those who want the book suppressed, those who want it published, and those, who for some reason or another, that have been sent to steal it.
"Hilarious - and this is a really good reading, too"
An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir. Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today.
"Great book for Neil Young Fans"
In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat - building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society’s rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities.
Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words.
"Shame about the lost credit"
Traveling Heavy is a deeply moving, unconventional memoir by master storyteller and cultural anthropologist Ruth Behar. Through evocative stories she portrays her life as an immigrant child and later as an adult woman who loves to travel but is terrified of boarding a plane. With an open heart, she writes about her Yiddish-Sephardic-Cuban-American family as well as the strangers who show her kindness as she makes her way through the world.
"A curious insight into a unique experience"
James Hetfield, with whom many years ago Mustaine founded a band known as Metallica, once observed, with some incredulity, that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That's how lucky he's been, how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. And Hetfield is right. Mustaine has been lucky. He has been blessed. But here's the thing about having a horseshoe lodged in your rectum: It also hurts like hell. And you never forget it's there.
"peace sells...I'm buying!!!"
Christy is so not drinking again. Thanks to Jose Cuervo, she has her friends signing her up for stud conventions and Cole frigging Bowen offering sex in exchange for fake dates, which is so out of the question it isn't even funny.
Distraught when an author withdraws his manuscript from publication, the publisher, Lord Tilbury, sets about retrieving his fortunes, never guessing that his final obstacle would be in the rotund form of a prize pig.
"With a contented sigh"
Do you dream of playing guitar like your heroes? Stop dreaming, because now it's your turn to ROCK. Jam Heavy Metal Guitar Volume 1 is your introduction to the fast track of becoming a Metal Guitar Master Blazer. No boring, old school lessons here, just the straight to the bone secrets you need to play and sound great. Metal fans are the most dedicated in the world, if you love metal and want to play badass metal riffs and scales, this comprehensive program will get you on track FAST.
"Complete waste of money"
A 22-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip. A young Lebanese singer who quotes Bob Marley's "Redemption Song". They are as representative of the world of Islam today as the conservatives and extremists we see every night on the news. Heavy metal, punk, hip-hop, and reggae are each the music of protest, and in many cases considered immoral in the Muslim world. This music may also turn out to be the soundtrack of a revolution unfolding across that world.
When a doctor pronounced Dara-Lynn Weiss's daughter Bea obese at age seven, the mother of two knew she had to take action. But how could a woman with her own food and body issues - not to mention spotty eating habits - successfully parent a little girl around the issue of obesity?
This book explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create deep, interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types, and genders. Find out how to implement heavy emotional scenes authentically, without crossing over into melodrama. Learn which authors have done this well, and how they did it.
"Writing through grief amazing"
Our series on hard rock and heavy metal continues with Robert Plant, the former lead singer of the band Led Zeppelin on this edition of Fresh Air. Robert Plant is an influential pioneer of heavy metal music. Plant co-wrote (with Jimmy Page) one of the most popular and parodied hard rock ballads, "Stairway to Heaven". Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 and broke up in 1980.
Hear director, screenwriter, musician, and actor Christopher Guest; actor, comedian, composer, and musician Michael McKean; and vocal coach Melissa Cross, on this edition of Fresh Air. Christopher Guest co-wrote the rock parody This Is Spinal Tap (and the other mockumentaries Best in Show and A Mighty Wind), and he was a writer and regular performer on Saturday Night Live. (Original Airdate: 9/14/1989)
Hear shock-rock icon Alice Cooper, on this edition of Fresh Air. During his heyday in the early 1970s, Alice Cooper appeared on stage dressed like a ghoul with a gaunt face and mascara streaked eyes, performing cartoonish, violent stunts. His hits included "I'm Eighteen", "School's Out", and "Welcome to My Nightmare". Over the years, he's had friendships with such legends as Groucho Marx, Salvador Dali, and Peter Sellers.
Steve Hughes spent his formative years in Australia as a heavy metal drummer! After 10 years of recording and touring Steve gave up his job as a drummer and decided to start talking to the audience. Widely regarded one of the most esteemed and exciting stand up comedians working on the International circuit, Steve rocks the room with over 45 minutes of blistering political stand up, recorded live at The London Comedy Store.
A first collection of twelve powerful stories that takes a clear-eyed view of relationships between young men and women who have come of age in an era without innocence, My Life in Heavy Metal received tremendous acclaim in hardcover. In the past year, Almond has won a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.
Rock Star. Front man. Demon. A descendant of satyrs and the lead singer in a band that feeds on the energy of its audience, Trevor Sand is growing weary of the constant need to perform. He needs the legend of the Muse - a woman destined to be a demon's eternal companion and only source of sustenance - to be true. Misty Grant has never been bold, but when Trevor singles her out among hundreds at a concert, she takes him up on his explicit offer.