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"
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"
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.
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.
"Entertaining and Important"
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.
"Hello Me, Meet The Real Me"
We're beginning a series of hard rock and heavy metal. We start with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford. The band, originally from Birmingham, England, was most popular in the 1970s and 80s, and pioneered the heavy metal sound. Then, founding guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield of the metal band Metallica. Hetfield also co-writes many of the songs for the group, which has been around since the 1980s.
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.
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."
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"
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)
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.
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?
After years of gigging everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen - led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen - had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear. The quartet's classic 1978 debut, Van Halen, sold more than a million copies within months of release and rocketed the band to the stratosphere of rock success.
Christy Sheridan has come a long way from the physical and emotional wreck she used to be. She's made Alden her home and is happily engaged to a man who loves and accepts her for who she is - curves, quirks, and geekiness included. Life is good. Until mommy dearest blows into town to "help" her clueless daughter seal the deal.
Dr. Jay Davidson's 5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol is simple: (1) identify the problems, (2) drain the junk from your body, (3) eliminate pathogens, (4) rebuild your body's tissues and pathways, and (5) remove the heavy metals, biotoxins, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that have ravaged your system.
"If I had any idea this was going to be a religious"
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.
"Russia, Light on Cash, Weighs Risks of a Heavy Tax on Oil Giants" is from the March 23, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrew E. Kramer and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Learning to let go is a healing process in life. How often don't we want to let go and overcome racking emotions? You can let go emotions of anger, anxiety, pain, grief or heavy thoughts with these mindfullness exercises from Syncsouls. They contain suitable autosuggestive affirmations and a specific breathing exercise.
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"
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"