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Memories from a Sinking Ship
The coming-of-age novel that Barry Gifford was born to write, Memories from a Sinking Ship recounts a uniquely American childhood and adolescence through a boy’s...
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Brando Rides Alone
Part critique, part witty polemic, this revisiting of one of the 1960s’ most tortured and misunderstood productions finds a flawed masterpiece that survived...
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Single Women of a Certain Age
In Single Woman of a Certain Age, Jane Ganahl assembles a chorus of sophisticated and witty voices for this revealing anthology about flying solo in midlife. Joyce...
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Naked on the Page
The jungle of midlife dating has found an intrepid new explorer in Jane Ganahl. Beginning with the launch of her San Francisco Chronicle column, Single Minded, and...
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Not Fade Away
In 1969, young rock reporter Ben Fong-Torres was hired by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner to “come in and do what you think needs to be done.” Now Fong-Torres...
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The Motown Album: The Sound of Young America
When Motown Records founder Berry Gordy coined the term “the sound of young America” in 1960, he believed that his new sound would break down the barriers between...
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Becoming Almost Famous: My Back Pages in Music, Writing, and Life
This collection of favorite articles from Ben Fong-Torres features a slew of entertaining and informative music and pop-culture pieces on topics including Paul...
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The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio
This lively blast from the past peels back the many layers of the Top 40 phenomenon: the DJs, fans, singles, jingles, dedications, contests, requests and more. The...
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The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll
The Rice Room is a brilliant and moving memoir of growing up in Oakland’s Chinatown, by one of America’s preeminent journalists. Ben Fong-Torres was the third child...
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Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons
Gram Parons lived hard and died young, and left behind a musical legacy that has influenced generations of rock and country legends. Ben Fong-Torres’ moving account...
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What if your darkest sins materialized, seeking your annihilation? And what if your only salvation was to accept the touch of forgiveness from someone who could...
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ShadowWoman
Kansas-born Pauline Benton (1898-1974) was encouraged by her father, one of America's earliest feminist male educators, to reach for the stars. Instead, she...
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Social Media Engagement for Dummies
Social media engagement can help you turn prospects into customers and customers into evangelists for your business. This book shows you how to build those...
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"For years, writer Bob Banfelder has helped so many anglers with his wisdom about the sport." ~ Lefty Kreh, International master fly fisherman, instructor,...
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  Rock Invasion Fred Barnett has a vision and perspective we do not see every day. For example, his version of the history of Rock n’ Roll is a little...
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This is a book of inspirational poetry written with power of the Holy Spirit plus Bible verses.
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The Quest of the Thirteen
Life in the Kingdom of Mavinor was always lived according to "The Scrolls," a set of holy documents written by men but believed to be inspired by a deity known as "...
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THE SETUP: Everyone has a bad day. Graduate student Ian Nash has lost his girlfriend in addition to being dropped from a Ph.D. program in theatre at a Southern...
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In  May 1918, Katherine Mansfield married critic John Middleton Murry,  consolidating an alliance Murry believed would change the course of English...
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Drunken Angel by Alan Kaufman
Alan Kaufman has been compared to Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, Hubert Selby Jr., and even Ernest Hemingway, another soldier turned writer. Drunken Angel drops like...
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