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The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them--by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly to Pitchfork, The Oxford American, and The New York Times.Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on 78rpm records--those fragile, 10-inch shellac discs. While vinyl records have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, good 78s are exponentially harder to come by and play. A recent eBay auction for the only known copy of a particular record topped out at $37,100. Do Not Sell at Any Price explores the rarified world of the 78rpm record--from the format's heyday to its near extinction--and how collectors and archivists are working frantically to preserve the music before it's lost forever. Through fascinating historical research and beguiling visits with the most prominent 78 preservers, Amanda Petrusich offers both a singular glimpse of the world of 78 collecting and the lost backwoods blues artists whose 78s from the 1920s and 1930s have yet to be found or heard by modern ears. We follow the author's descent into the oddball fraternity of collectors--including adventures with Joe Bussard, Chris King, John Tefteller, Pete Whelan, and more--who create and follow their own rules, vocabulary, and economics and explore the elemental genres of blues, folk, jazz, and gospel that gave seed to the rock, pop, country, and hip-hop we hear today. From Thomas Edison to Jack White, Do Not Sell at Any Price is an untold, intriguing story of preservation, loss, obsession, art, and the evolution of the recording formats that have changed the ways we listen to (and create) music.
Imagine you've just come back to work after a two-week vacation during which you actually relaxed, without calling in or checking e-mail. You discover that there are no pressing issues and that, on the contrary, your team scored a big new customer and fixed a nagging problem during your absence. No red flags or fires to put out. Sadly, for most leaders this scenario is only a dream. They constantly check on what's happening because they expect the worst (and usually get it). But Keith Murnighan shows that not only is "do nothing" leadership possible, it is also far more effective than doing too much. Great leaders don't work; they facilitate and orchestrate. They think of great strategies and help others implement them. They spend their time preparing for the future. They take a comprehensive view of their terrain while also noticing key details so they can confidently choose the right forks in the road. In other words, great leaders don't do anything--except think, make key decisions, help people do their jobs better, and add a touch of organizational control to make sure the final recipes come out okay. In sharp contrast, most leaders are too busy actually working to do these things--and their teams suffer as a result. Do Nothing!'s practical strategies and true stories will show you how to set high expectations for your team and watch it rise to the challenge. It will help you establish a healthier culture by trusting people more than they expect to be trusted. And it will help you overcome your natural tendencies toward micromanagement so you can let people do their jobs--even when you know you could do their jobs better. As Murnighan writes, "My experience suggests that you will be surprised--wildly surprised. People on your team will reveal skills you never knew they had and will accomplish things that go far beyond your estimate of their capabilities. They might not do things the way you would do them, but they will get results you never expected. Everyone has hidden talents, and most leaders never discover them. Before you reject this approach, ask yourself: what if you did nothing and it actually worked?" .
From sending a phone card to a soldier in Iraq to simply bringing an extra snack for the colleague in the next cubicle, Tenzer offers readers more than 100 ideas for small deeds that can yield big results.
You can move quickly from "stuck" to "smooth sailing" in all aspects of your life using Bill O'Hanlon's ten easy Solution Keys, Humorous, direct, and effective, they help you change how you view and "do" your problems-from difficult relationships to enhancing sexuality and resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these solution Keys: Break Problem Patter: Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation-i.e. do one thing different! Example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen. Find and Use Solution Pattern: Import solutions from other situations where you felt competent. Examples: what do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don't say to your angry partner? Shift Your Attention: Focus what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening. Grounded in therapeutic practice, this bold and funny book will put you back in control of your emotions and your life.
The gripping true account of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion -- from its formation and training to its heroic baptism under fire in the battles of Tulagi and Guadalcanal. No campaign in World War II was undertaken with as many shortcomings as Operation Watchtower -- the invasion of Guadalcanal in the summer of 1942. Rushed into action with little training, virtually no enemy intelligence, and using equipment left over from World War I, the gutsy-but-green men of the 1st Marine Division and its attached units were thrown headlong into what would become one of the bloodiest battles of the war. During almost four trying months of constant shelling, bombing, and ground attacks, the 1st Marine Division defied all the odds and somehow managed to beat the hardened Japanese troops at their own game. No campaign in World War II was conducted with as much ferocity. No campaign saw such sustained violence on land, at sea, and in the air. And no other campaign hung in the balance for so long -- to finally be won by the unrelenting courage of a group of American heroes who never gave up the fight.
When Trixie Matkowski agrees to take over her aunt's diner, she pictures lakeside views and delicious comfort food in the small town where she spent summers as a child. But the sweet scene turns sour when someone puts murder on the menu... Trixie is in need of a fresh start away from her cheating ex-husband, but she may be biting off more than she can chew when she moves to upstate New York to run her family's famed Silver Bullet Diner. Not only is she caught off guard by the small town's resident heartthrob, Deputy Ty Brisco, but her first health inspection turns into a nightmare...when the inspector keels over in his Blue Plate Special. It seems someone made a deadly addition to an old family recipe, and Trixie is determined to find out whodunit. But between serving up orders and sniffing out clues, she'd better watch her back--or her next meal might be her last. Includes recipes!
"Run Paisley run. Don't look at Trey as boyfriend-material. He's ridiculously smoking hot, but when he dates--he's cheetah fast. Quick to catch you. Then gone." My BFF is right. Trey's not for me. I know what I want out of senior year: an artistic guy, a perfect prom, and a plan to reunite my parents. I can make those happen if I have a magical crystal like the one I saw at the museum. I need that Do Over stone. How to use the power...hmm...Trey's an über-jock with commitment issues. Can I turn him into the perfect boyfriend? Maybe with a thousand do overs.
Do-over! In Which a Forty-eight-year-old Father of Three Returns to Kindergarten, Summer Camp, the Prom, and Other Embarrassmentsby Robin Hemley
Robin Hemley's childhood made a wedgie of his memory, leaving him sore and embarrassed for over forty years. He was the most pitiful kindergartner, the least spirited summer camper, and dateless for prom. In fact, there's nary an event from his youth that couldn't use improvement. If only he could do them all over a few decades later, with an adult's wisdom, perspective, and giant-like height... In the spirit of cult film classics like Billy Madison and Wet Hot American Summer, in DO-OVER! Hemley re-encounters papier mache, revisits his childhood home, and finally attends the prom--bringing readers the thrill of recapturing a misspent youth and discovering what's most important: simple pleasures, second chances, and the forgotten joys of recess.
Part history, part folklore, this collection of marvelous anecdotes and curious facts--from the author of "Did Monkeys Invent the Monkey Wrench?"--takes a witty look at the drugstore, capturing all the sights, sounds, and smells of this rapidly disappearing symbol of small-town charm.
Answers to a variety of questions about various poisonous creatures, such as "Do Gila monsters bite humans?", "What are killer bees?", "Which ant sting hurts the most?", and "Are frogs poisonous?"
Do the Blind Dream? shows Gifford at the height of his powers, navigating with ease the new, more fragmented imaginative landscape of morning-after America. Gifford seems to have anticipated themes that suddenly are recognizable everywhere: the fragility of identity; the power of coincidence; the illusion of a secure tomorrow.In contrast to his often nightmarish, satirical, groundbreaking novels of the 1990s--Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango, and Night People among them--Do the Blind Dream? continues in the tender and deeply introspective vein revealed in two recent works: Gifford's memoir The Phantom Father (named a New York Times Notable Book), and the award-winning novella Wyoming. From the intimate, stylistically daring examination of the darkest secrets in the history of an Italian family, to the terrible but often beautiful fears and discoveries of childhood, to the sardonic, desperate confusion of adult life, Do the Blind Dream? reveals an exceptionally versatile, highly tuned sensibility. Here is further evidence of what Alan Ryan wrote in the Atlantic Journal Constitution: "Gifford is one of those brave writers who go their own way, and challenge readers to follow."Almost a quarter of a century ago, Armistead Maupin wrote that "Barry Gifford is all the proof the world will ever need that a writer who listens with his heart is capable of telling anyone's story." Yet only now does Gifford's sense of the American psyche converge with our own.
In the eighth grade, 1 math whiz 1 stolen test (x), 3 cheaters (y), and 2 best friends (z) who can't keep a secret. Oh, and she can't forget the winter dance (d)! Then there's the suspicious guy Tess's parents know, but that's a whole different problem. Can Tess find the solutions?
Huckabee has a common-sense message that connects with millions of Americans and not just his fellow conservative Christians. He speaks about family values, fair taxes, and helping middle-class Americans in a tough economy.
Do Think Tanks Matter? evaluates the influence and relevance of public policy institutes in today's political arena. Many journalists and scholars believe the explosion of think tanks in the latter part of the twentieth century indicates their growing importance in the policy-making process. This perception has been reinforced by directors of think tanks, who often credit their institutes with influencing major policy debates and government legislation. Yet the basic question of how and in what way they influence public policy has, Donald Abelson contends, frequently been ignored. Abelson studies the experiences of think tanks in the United States, where they have become an integral feature of the political landscape, and in Canada, where their numbers have grown considerably in recent years but where, compared to their U.S. counterparts, they enjoy less prominence in policy-making. By focusing on the policy cycle, issue articulation (that is, getting issues on the political agenda) and policy formation and implementation (actually affecting the outcome of policies already on the political agenda), he argues that think tanks have sometimes played an important role in shaping the political dialogue and the policy preferences and choices of decision-makers, but often in different ways and at different stages of the policy cycle.
For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth.The waitress suggests that I come back after she closes down the restaurant, around midnight. We end up having sex in a chair and then on one of the tables in the back corner. I pen a note in my Moleskine that I will later recount in the guidebook review, saying that the restaurant "is a pleasant surprise . . . and the table service is friendly." -Thomas Kohnstamm, professional travel writer and author of numerous Lonely Planet guidebooksWANTED: Travel Writer for BrazilQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life-including well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage Attention to detail: the skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumptionCreativity: the imagination to write about places you never actually visitResourcefulness: utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spentResilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendantAs Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Quantum mechanics is a very successful theory that has impacted on many areas of physics, from pure theory to applications. However, it is difficult to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counterintuitive results are apparent at a fundamental level. In this book, Laloë presents our current understanding of the theory. The book explores the basic questions and difficulties that arise with the theory of quantum mechanics. It examines the various interpretations that have been proposed, describing and comparing them and discussing their success and difficulties. The book is ideal for researchers in physics and mathematics who want to know more about the problems faced in quantum mechanics but who do not have specialist knowledge in the subject. It will also interest philosophers of science specializing in quantum physics.
Do What You Are has already helped more than 750,000 people find truly satisfying work. The book leads you step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying your Personality Type. Then it provides real-life case studies of people who share your Type and introduces you to the key ingredients your work must have for it to be genuinely fulfilling. Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job search strategies, Do What You Are identifies occupations that are popular with your Type and offers a rundown of your work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows how you can use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time. Whether you are a recent graduate, a first-time job seeker, or a midlife career switcher, this lively guide will enable you to discover the right career for you.
The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated.DO WHAT YOU ARE--the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work--is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology.With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction.This fifth edition is especially useful for millennials and for baby boomers experiencing midlife career switches. The book leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, DO WHAT YOU ARE uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.
Do What You Are: Discover The Perfect Career For You Through The Secrets Of Personality Type (3rd Edition)by Barbara Barron-Tieger Paul D. Tieger
Do What You Are has already helped more than half a million people find truly satisfying work. After helping you discover your Personality Type, it provides real-life case studies of people who share your Type and introduces you to the key ingredients your work must have for it to be truly fulfilling. Whether you're a recent college graduate, job seeker, or mid-life career switcher, this lively guide will help you discover the right career for you. Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job-search strategies, Do What You Are lists occupations that are popular with your Type and offers a rundown of your work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows, step by step, how to use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time. This time-honored classic has been updated to include jobs in today's hottest growing markets, such as e-commerce, biotechnology, new media, and telecommunications.
No More Monday Morning Blues...You're about to be liberated! Here is the book you've been waiting for-a-step-by-step guide to finding the "work" that expresses and fulfills your needs, talents, and passions. Using dozens of real-life examples, Marsha Sinetar shows you how to overcome your fears, take the little risks that make big risks possible, and become a person whose work means self-expression, growth, and love!Discover how to: Tune into your inner world and your unique talents Evaluate and build your self-esteem--the three key questions to ask yourself Banish your outmoded network of "shoulds " Deal with the Big R--resistance Liberate yourself from an unfulfilling job...and much more!Discover how to tune in to your inner world and your unique talents; evaluate and build your self-esteem, banish your out-moded network of "shoulds" and liberate yourself from an unfulfilling job with this step-by-step guide to finding work that satisfies your passions. -->From the Trade Paperback edition.
This whimsical free-verse novel features an accident-prone boy, a guinea pig, and lonely girl.
Since rising out of the New York City streets over twenty-five years ago, Russell Simmons has helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, and Def Comedy Jam. Russell might have helped introduce hip-hop to the world, but he credits his success to his belief in a strong set of principles-or laws. In twelve straightforward steps, Russell reveals a path that can be followed by anyone struggling to realize their dreams. Russell's laws stem from the belief that it's impossible to receive any sort of lasting success from the world without giving something of lasting value to the world first. Blending business insight, universal spiritual truths, and an inspired sense of purpose, Do You! crosses the lines of age, race, and background, with wisdom that will lift you up and motivate you to pursue your vision. .
Colors, Rubin tells us, affect everyone through sound, smell, taste, and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. She explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life. In her memoir Do You Dream in Color?, Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges. Beginning with her childhood in California, Rubin tells the story of her life and the amazing experiences that led her to a career as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano. Rubin describes her past as a "journey towards identity," one she hopes will resonate with young people struggling with two fundamental questions: "Who am I?" and "Where do I fit in?" Although most of us aren't blind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than "normal." These differences, like blindness, may seem like barriers, but for the strong and the persistent, dreams can overcome barriers, no matter how large they may seem. This is what makes her story so unique yet universal and so important for young readers.
Popular author James W. Moore draws on an old football term to explore the ways people let their fear stand in the way of living life and loving God to the fullest. The term "alligator arms" refers to a would-be pass receiver who fails to stretch out full length to catch the ball, because he fears an impending tackle; he's more interested in protecting himself from the hard hit than catching the ball. This fearful attitude results in fumbled passes, in other words, lots of failure and frustration. "Having alligator arms" is an ideal analogy for fearfully holding back rather than living life fully. In Do You Have Alligator Arms?, Moore explores what it means to let go of fear and purposefully embrace life, commitment, faith, hope, love, God, and others.
IF you're looking for job search or career hunting advice, this book is not for you. If you want to know about writing a resume, creating a cover letter, honing interview skills, or dressing for success, you're in the wrong place. BUT if you're willing to take charge of your career like never before, if you're prepared to be responsible for the choices you make and you have the guts to have it all, then get ready to take yourself to the top. Laura Berman Fortgang, the nation's foremost career coach featured in newspapers, magazines, and national TV, will show you: How to leap out of that midcareer rut. How to achieve the elusive gift of self-discipline. How to completely and honestly assess your career's progress. How to identify obstacles that keep you from reaching your goals. Why some new ventures are doomed from day one-and what today's entrepreneur must do to make a profit Why "bosses" fail-but coaches succeed ... and much, much more.
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