Danger! Women Artists at Work, by Debra Mancoff, features more than sixty artists from the early Renaissance to the present day, among them Judith Leyster, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and/… Read full post »
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The multiple tales in Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe take place in America during the days of spies, World War II, the hydrogen bomb, and the century’s most constructive invention: the birth of the computer industry.
A fellow named John Von Neumann and a… Read full post »
The essays in Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media, offer us two best-selling books that stand the test of time. For those who may be/… Read full post »
As a long-time follower of Barbara Traynor’s site [secondcareervolunteer.com], I looked forward to this new edition of her Second Career Volunteer: a passionate, pennywise approach to a unique lifestyle book.
In the first edition of Second Career Volunteer, the focus was often… Read full post »
A New Language for Life: Happy No Matter What! by Louis Koster will surprise you.
A fresh look at finding your authentic self, A New Language for Life: Happy No Matter What!, is predicated on the belief that “each of us has the ability to raise the level
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The universe is flooded with books about books, especially how-to books on getting published. The difference with Publish Like the Pros: A Brief Guide to Quality Self-Publishing is that the author, Michele DeFilippo,/… Read full post »
Kelly James-Enger is a recognized pro in freelance writing and book publishing. In Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success, you'll learn a great deal about her career path from beginner to successful full-time writer. She shares her experiences, both good and bad, as she… Read full post »
Are you familiar with writers’ angst when marketing and promoting your book?
Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer’s Guide to Marketing and Publicity puts a positive spin on the task of making your book sell. In addition to being an author, Rob Eagar is a marketing consultant… Read full post »
The language of social media has moved beyond 'friends' and 'posts' and 'like' to a time-wasting mess resembling a dorm room during Finals week.
There must be a better way. With Google’s move into social media with Google+ I think we finaly have a way to manage the mess.
The Story Within: New Insights and Inspiration for Writers by Laura Oliver, MFA, offers a fresh way to cover the basics of writing, beyond why we write and how to get/… Read full post »
Somewhere along the way,
people who love watching cooking shows
stopped getting off the couch,
turning cooking into a spectator sport.
Many people, busy and distracted, reach for fast food and convenience products when just a few ingredients and a little technique can provide satisfying, nutritiou… Read full post »
For many of us, "the old country" conjures up images of our grandparents, who told stories of life in another country before coming to the United States. For some though, the stories remain in our minds and must be written. The pace of life, hardships endured, and thoughts of family, food,… Read full post »
How will we reminisce when all our bits of data are obsolete?
The Future of Looking Back is a small book that delivers a big message on how to preserve personal values in today’s tech society.
Part 1, Stuff and Sentimentality, considers why we keep things and how to transfer… Read full post »
The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master, by Martha Alderson is a lovely writing companion from Adams Media.
Instead of drafting and redrafting your plot, characters, and story, get it right the first time by following the blueprint Alderson hands y… Read full post »
Street Food: Authentic Snacks from Around the World, by Carla Diamanti, Fabrizio Esposito
From authentic Spanish cuisine in Basque Country to the culinary mosaic of Japan, street food takes on a life of its own around the world. Street Food presents an array of images,… Read full post »
“When we choose a typeface, what are we really saying?
What impression do we hope to create?”Just My Type: A Book About Fonts provokes discussion on the fascinating world of fonts. Typefaces are about 560 years old and represent some of the most important and least-appreciated gr/…
Wild Mind: Living The Writer’s Life, first published in 1990, is reissued for 2011, along with three other beloved titles by Natalie Goldberg, in digital format, published by Open Road. The others in the series are Thunder and Lightning, Long Quiet Highway, and Banana Rose.
Patricia Fry, Executive Director of the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network in Southern California, unleashes a stream of proven ideas to help you become a powerhouse author. Fry moves past author marketing 101 with her creative, proven ideas to promote your book.Fry is a writer’s…
If you’re like most of us, you can’t resist peering at a handwritten list on a nearby café table, or glancing at a list your seatmate in 23B is writing. Now imagine this: You’re an author, who happens to work as the curator of manuscripts at the Smithsonian Institution Archiv… Read full post »
As I write this, at 8:00 a.m., leaf-blowers are making horrendous noise below my balcony. They are moving leaves around the parking lot, in ways a broom could do with much less noise.
Happy Now? is a humorous novel, despite the concept: following a young wife during the weeks after her husband’s suicide on Valentine's Day.
Much of this entertaining novel involves Claire’s relationship with her family. They are there to help her through the loss of he… Read full post »
Writing this review first required I solve a big problem: How to review a book that’s bigger than my computer. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
The Red Book is best described as a work of psychology in a literary form, not meant as scholarly, but… Read full post »
Donald Maass, an agent for over thirty years, sees far too many manuscripts that are just not great, with no clue as to why. But then he sees many terrific novels and knows they will succeed. The Breakout Novelist is geared to writers who already know… Read full post »
In Lastingness: The Art of Old Age, Nicholas Delbanco takes us inside the lives of geniuses in the world of art, literature, and music to learn what happens to artists who endure. Why is someone creative until age 30, and then never again? How do some/… Read full post »