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What inspires a person to create? How does an artist see the world? What happens during a "eureka moment?" How does an artist find self-discipline? The Artist's Mentor is for those of us who want to create art but do not know how to begin. Drawing on interviews and autobiographical writings of more than 100 famous painters, photographers, sculptors, and film and video artists, Jackman gets to the heart of what makes art. Here, Michelangelo Brungardt, Frida Kahlo, Jean Renoir, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibowitz, Pablo Picasso, and many other visual artists describe the creative process. Quotes and passages from the artists are accompanied by commentary from Jackman.
Con Men: Fascinating Profiles of Swindlers and Rogues from the Files of the Most Successful Broadcast in Television Historyby Ian Jackman
60 Minutes brings its award-winning journalistic skills and unmistakable broadcast style to the page, delving into its archives to present stories on one of the program's most popular subjects: the con man. Con Men exposes a truly eclectic group of swindlers and rogues: the extraordinary characters of ABSCAM, pyramid-scheme millionaires and stock-market crooks, snake-oil salesmen and art forgers. Many of them are diabolical -- all of them are intriguing. Here 60 Minutes captures each one in vivid det...
Ian Jackman believes that life is too short to deny yourself our nation's true culinary treasures. Guided by food experts throughout the land, he travels from east to west--from small town to big city--uncovering local treats, guilty pleasures, and some oddities that no true food lover should miss. From lobster rolls and buffalo meat to banana cream pies and clam stuffies, Jackman finds the sinful temptations your taste buds crave--and he writes about them in a way that's certain to get any confirmed foodie salivating! Where you can find the very best burgers in America; 21 varieties of apples you must try; Lamb fries--eat or avoid? The country's primo pizza parlors; And more! Escape the guilt and anxiety propagated by our puritanical, diet-obsessed society and indulge yourself with Eat This!
An all-access pass for fans of television's most challenging food fight . . . and the Food Network stars it has created For seven delicious seasons, Food Network Star finalists have endured weeks of grueling and complex cooking challenges to compete for the biggest prize in television: their own Food Network show. Each finalist is put to the test to determine his or her culinary competence and on-screen star potential, and the stakes are high. The last finalist standing is launched into food and television celebrity. Now, for the first time ever, go behind the scenes with the finalists as they compete to win a life-changing spot on Food Network. From the drama of the challenges to the delicious winning recipes, Food Network Star: The Official Insider's Guide to America's Hottest Food Show showcases hundreds of photos and stories from the finalists and celebrity judges, including the selection committee: Susie Fogelson Giada De Laurentiis Bob Tuschman and Food Network personalities: Alton Brown Cat Cora Paula Deen Duff Goldman Robert Irvine Rachael Ray Michael Symon Ina Garten Tyler Florence The Neelys Plus recipes and stories from Season Seven You've watched them compete to earn their spot in Food Network's lineup-now you can cook the star's recipes in your own kitchen. Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh's Lobster Potpie Guy Fieri's Jackass Rolls Amy Finley's Eggs en Cocotte Aaron McCargo Jr.'s Stuffed Pork Chops Melissa d'Arabian's Flexible Four-Step Chicken for Family and Company Aarti Sequeira's Ground Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Pomegranate Glaze
The authorized guide to the television phenomenon House, M.D. For the last six years House, M.D. has been one of the most popular and captivating shows on television. Following the stories of a misanthropic genius doctor named Gregory House and his team of specialists, each week the show confronts medical mysteries that have baffled the best minds in medicine. Centered around one of the most compelling characters on television-brilliantly portrayed by actor Hugh Laurie-the Emmy Award-winning TV drama has been keeping millions of viewers intrigued and enthralled since it began, always offering an entertaining mixture of drama and humor. Based on unprecedented access to the show's cast members and creative staff, House, M.D. is the first fully authorized guide to the hit medical drama, offering a close-up view inside the world of House. From the show's genesis to today, this companion provides unique insight into the TV drama, as the actors, writers, and producers who've created these characters describe in their own words what the show means to them. This book also delves into fascinating discussions of the show's medical science and controversial ethical issues, as well as includes exclusive photographs from the set and an intimately detailed look at the making of an episode. Essential reading for any House fan, House, M.D. is the ultimate behind-the-scenes guide to TV's most captivating show.
What Makes a Leader? "Leadership is the thing that wins battles. I have it but I'll be damned if I can define it." -General George S. Patton. Leadership is often daunting. Because every situation is different, there is no foolproof, one-size-fits-all approach to learning the ropes. Instead there are a dizzying number of competing ideas and theories which you may find contradictory. The Leader's Mentor offers a guide through the maze ... and also offers pointers as you undertake the leadership learning process.-FROM THE INTRODUCTION. Leadership skills can be learned and the best teachers are the leaders themselves. Drawing on the experiences of leaders in all fields of human endeavor and also the scholarship of leadership experts, The Leader's Mentor offers inspiration and advice for anyone taking on a leadership role. INSPIRATION FROM MORE THAN 200 LEADERS AND VISIONARIES, INCLUDING: Rosa Parks; Jack Welch; Oprah Winfrey; The men of Omaha Beach; Eleanor Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Mahatma Gandhi; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Vince Lombardi; Estée Lauder; Rudolph Giuliani; Donald Trump. Ian Jackman (www.ianjackman.com) is a writer, ghostwriter, editor, and former managing director of the Modern Library. He is the author of The Writer's Mentor and The Artist's Mentor.
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