by: Aldrich Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Gary Glauber’s poems explore the ever shifting terrain of human interstices: between what we want and what we get, between what we recall and what we forget, between what we hoped and what happened, and the largest one—how we manage to be present and absent at the same time. Life never clicks shut in these poems and that is their understandably provisional wisdom. The rueful human comedy is alive in these poems. —Baron Wormser, Poet and Novelist
Reading these poems, I thought of math and architecture and song; the beautiful math of words, grammar, and language; the strong architecture of thought, story, and time; and the painful song of loss, dreams, and love. That’s what I found in these poems—the world.
—Jonathan Ames, Author of Wake Up, Sir!
In an age when fear mongering seems to have gripped the 24 / 7 news cycle, Gary Glauber encourages us to pay attention to the fleeting moments as they hold the potential for poetry and beauty—if only we would take notice. “Examining the darkness,” he reminds us, “it’s hard to stay focused.” Instead, he suggests, it is the “little pangs of hyper-reality,” the “what gets said in passing” and those who “desire to be no one of note” that are most important. His poems rightly point our attention toward the “silent millions…quietly tweaking life’s balance in a panoply of brilliantly undistinguished ways” and encourages us to live among them.
—Jenn Monroe, Author of In Anticipation of Grief and Something
More Like Love
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BOLD: 212 Charisma and Small Talk Tips to Engage, Charm and Leave a Lasting Impression
by: Tycho Press
Product rating: 4.9 with 9 reviews
Learn how to be charismatic from a book with charisma
Being charismatic is the holy grail of personality skills. But charisma is also one of the most challenging traits to develop and hone.
Unlike other books on charisma, BOLD doesn’t tell you who to be. It tells you what to do and shows you how to do it.
BOLD features a comprehensive and actually habit-forming list of tips, tricks and techniques that will turn you into a social genius, a master of the conversation, and an expert in attracting other people’s praise. And with its visual format and use of cartoons, jokes, and quotes, you will enjoy coming back to it again and again as you become the very definition of charisma.
Posted in Motivational Tagged with: Bold, Charisma, Charm, Engage, Impression, Lasting, Leave, Small, Talk, Tips, Tycho Press
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Advice from the trenches for foster and adoptive parents
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
A real life ‘how to’ book for anyone interested in foster care and adoption, from a mom who has adopted 23 children. This book touches on the major issues that potential and current foster/adoptive families face, and explores them with honesty and humor, using real life experiences to illustrate the author’s perspective.
Posted in Adoption Tagged with: adoptive, Advice, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Don't, foster, from, parents, Small, Stuff, Sweat, trenches
The Small Backs of Children: A Novel
Product rating: 4.2 with 31 reviews
A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.
With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .
In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own.
As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide?
A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.
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