Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

(And Other Things I Learned From Famous People)

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Author: Neil Strauss

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861212

Category: Music

Page: 560

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You can tell a lot about someone in a minute if you choose the right minute. Join Neil Strauss as he: • Makes Lady Gaga cry • • Tries to keep Mötley Cru?e out of jail • • Gets kidnapped by Courtney Love • • Goes to church with Tom Cruise (and his mother) • • Reads the mind of Britney Spears • • Hunts down Jackie Chan • • Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin • • Buys nappies with Snoop Dogg • • Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefaniand hot-tubbing with Marilyn Manson • • Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johny Cash and sex with Chuck Berry • • Gets molested by The Strokes, gets in trouble with Prince and gets Christina Aguilera into bed • Also features exclusive UK heavyweight champions Steve Coogan, Noel Fielding, Russell Brand and more . . .

Everything is an Afterthought

The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson

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Author: Kevin Avery

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606994751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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What happened to Paul Nelson? In the '60s, he pioneered rock & roll criticism with a first-person style of writing that would later be popularized by the likes of Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer as “New Journalism.” As co-founding editor of The Little Sandy Review and managing editor of Sing Out!, he’d already established himself, to use his friend Bob Dylan’s words, as “a folk-music scholar”; but when Dylan went electric in 1965, Nelson went with him. During a five-year detour at Mercury Records in the early 1970s, Nelson signed the New York Dolls to their first recording contract, then settled back down to writing criticism at Rolling Stone as the last in a great tradition of record-review editors that included Jon Landau, Dave Marsh, and Greil Marcus. Famously championing the early careers of artists like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Rod Stewart, Neil Young, and Warren Zevon, Nelson not only wrote about them but often befriended them. Never one to be pigeonholed, he was also one of punk rock’s first stateside mainstream proponents, embracing the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. But in 1982, he walked away from it all — Rolling Stone, his friends, and rock & roll. By the time he died in his New York City apartment in 2006 at the age of seventy — a week passing before anybody discovered his body — almost everything he’d written had been relegated to back issues of old music magazines. How could a man whose writing had been so highly regarded have fallen so quickly from our collective memory? With Paul Nelson’s posthumous blessing, Kevin Avery spent four years researching and writing Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writing of Paul Nelson. This unique anthology-biography compiles Nelson’s best works (some of it previously unpublished) while also providing a vivid account of his private and public lives. Avery interviewed almost 100 of Paul Nelson’s friends, family, and colleagues, including several of the artists about whom he’d written.

Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry into America's Most Powerful Generation

An Inquiry into America's Most Powerful Generation

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Author: Thom Gencarelli Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313398879

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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The Boomers are the generation that changed everything, from economics to politics to popular culture. This book examines the myriad ways and long-reaching consequences of the now fully "grown up" Baby Boomer generation on America. • Supplies comprehensive, critical analysis of the legacy of the Boomer Generation that examines the benefits and drawbacks of the enormous changes this generation of Americans instituted • Presents accessible but rigorous, scholarly analysis from a broad range of experts in multiple fields • Spotlights the ways in which pop culture at large has responded to the Boomers' influence or example—sometimes in vehement opposition and at other times with imitation or flattery

Diana Lively is Falling Down

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Author: Sheila Curran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624117

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Like the legendary London Bridge, Diana Lively has been transplanted from England to the Arizona desert. Also, she seems to be falling down. Trained as an architect, top in her class, she makes dollhouses. Widowed young and beautiful, she distrusted people who were kind to her, and married Ted, the one man who wasn’t. Maybe it’s a good thing that Diana Lively’s life is suddenly out of her control. Billionaire American Wally “The Ammo King” Gold also lost a spouse young, and in memory of his beloved Anglophile wife, Wally wants to fund Arthurian Studies at Oxford—and also to bring back to Arizona an expert consultant for his King Arthur Theme Park. Ted Lively, Arthurian scholar, fond of sherry and pretty undergraduates when he can take time off from belittling his wife, most definitely does not want to go and live among the barbarians of Arizona. But Oxford, eager to please Wally, gives him no choice. So the Livelys are off to Phoenix, where Diana pictures deadly scorpions, tarantulas and snakes, and Ted bewails the loss of his children’s perfect accents. And yet, in this most unlikely place, in the most surprising ways, Diana is about to discover that the happiness she thought was lost forever can shower down on her again, can flood her dry life like a lake in the desert, and make it bloom.

Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead?

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Author: Kathleen Walker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595478220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead? is the memoir of a woman who questions her choices while searching for meaning and purpose in her life. Kathleen Walker used to place flowers on her parents' graves. One day she realizes that practicing kindness in her life might be a better tribute to her parents than placing a bouquet on their headstones. She tells a poignant story of her life as an identical twin who grew up struggling to gain her own identity. After college graduation, she returns home to help care for her ailing father. She eventually finds happiness in her roles as wife, mother, and teacher, but she still feels as though there's something missing. During her husband's four cancer surgeries, she draws on her faith, but at times, she questions the existence of God and feels disappointed in her support system. It is during this traumatic time that Kathleen has an epiphany-that life is really about making a choice to do what's important now. Through this truth, she begins to heal. Kathleen's determination to find ways that will make a difference today in her life, as well as the lives of others, is an inspiration to anyone.

Dead End

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Author: Jason Myers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442414316

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Dru and Gina are young, in love, and can’t wait to get out of Marshall, Nebraska, a town where bloodline means everything and whoever has the money makes the rules. But all their dreams are shattered when Gina has a monstrous run-in with the son of the richest man in Marshall—an incident that leaves her broken, battered, and violated. Driven by rage, Dru and Gina take matters into their own hands, and quickly find themselves in over their heads. Without any other options, Dru and Gina are on the run. But there’s more chasing them than they think, and love might not be enough to save them.

Eternal Romance

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Author: Faith Aleksandar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469181193

Category: Fiction

Page: 73

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According to Prosperos philosophy in "The Tempest", human life is a wakeful dreaming between two periods of endless sleep. During our history, dreams were thought to be of divine origin, messages from the gods andgoddesses, deities of allreligionswere embraced. Dream interpretationswere perceived as warnings orpropheciessent for the dreamers guidance. In Eternal Romance, author Faith Aleksandar presents a shocking, sad, happy tale of dreams that come true. His book combines helpful advice column and haunting love poems that stir readers imagination about a person who had gone through a lot in life and in love while at the same time sees everything in his dream. It tells the story of a boy who is gifted with extrasensory perception while going through a difficult phase in life from his school days until his adulthood. He got his gift since 13 years old and started to have dreams about seeing heartbreaks before it actually happens.

Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You

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Author: Terry Hargrave

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873096

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Insights on Caring for Any Aging Parent• Timely guidance for the challenges• Encouragement for the journeyYou had plans for this time in your life, but now a parent needs care. It’s a confusing, stressful, and exhausting time. But it can also be a time of remarkable spiritual growth. Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You helps you navigate your role as caregiver with God’s grace and guidance. And it alerts you to the difficult issues you may face, such as:• Legal and financial decisions• How much care will be needed and when• Evaluating different living options• Depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease• Caring for a parent who has mistreated you • Accepting and planning for deathMost important, this book helps you embrace caregiving as a spiritual journey that will deepen your faith and strengthen your character. It not only opens your eyes to the realities of caregiving; it also teaches you how to allow God to change your life for the better.

Letters From Dad

How to Leave a Legacy of Faith, Hope, and Love for Your Family

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Author: Greg Vaughn

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418566934

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What began as a passion in the heart of a father of seven has led to a new men's movement. Many fathers are asking "How do I leave something of lasting value to my children and grandchildren?" This book helps dads leave treasured words of love and blessing to their children.