The explosion in storytelling festivals and one-person shows demonstrate that Americans are growing disenchanted with the mass media and returning to the simple pleasures of a well-told story. Here is a survey of great contemporary monologues, including excerpts by Spalding Gray, Lynda Barry, Tom Bodett, and Peter Matthiessen.
When Jake Hansen was selected by GENESIS for Ark-13, he didn't know what the new world would look like. He didn't that when he awoke from hyper sleep he would feel like a captive. He didn't know that GENESIS would remain on the bridge of the ship and in control of all resources. He didn't know that they would prosecute his fellow colonists for treason. Jake didn't know that he would have to lead an insurrection to control the Ark - and the course of humanity along with it.
"a really nice story wrapped up in a nice package"
Everyone could benefit from the simple lessons in this audiobook. Twenty-one short chapters detailing aspects of a happy life, from having "An Attitude of Gratitude" to "Making Peace with the Past". Filled with poetry, stories, and photography to brighten any day and cause reflection over the little blessings in life. If you can't find happiness inside yourself, you'll never find it in the outside world, no matter where you move. Wherever you go, there you are. You take yourself with you. This is the essence of happiness - learning to find inner contentment in any situation.