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1970 MemoryFountain Music: Relive Your 1970 Memories Through Music Trivia Game Book Layla, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Let It Be by Beatles, and More!


1970 MemoryFountain Music: Relive Your 1970 Memories Through Music Trivia Game Book Layla, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Let It Be by Beatles, and More!


$4.99


Escape the anxieties of everyday life by reliving your forgotten memories from 1970! Take a trip down memory lane with MemoryFountain Music Trivia, optimized for HD viewing on browser-enabled devices! Music Back to1970: MemoryFountain Music Trivia Which Song by Simon & Garfunkel has the line “Sail on, silver girl” which was thought to be referring to heroin, but was actually about Simon’s Girlfriend’s grey hair? Which song by The Jackson 5 did Mariah Carey remake, which became a no: 1 hit? Which is the song by The Guess Who which was widely misinterpreted as a tribute song to American women, but was really a protest against the Vietnam War? Which song by The Jackson 5 was written by “The Corporation” that became their second no: 1 hit by knocking away “Let It Be” by The Beatles? About which song did Elton John say “I don’t think I’ve written a love song as good since.”? This song was featured in the movie Welcome Home How does it work? Since music is associated to memory you will experience a wide array of emotions as you enjoy this book. If you want to experience fond, even forgotten memories, trigger it back through MemoryFountain music trivia questions! In order to help define the wide array of emotions, we’ve distinguished these emotions into colors. Sometimes it will be funny like the color yellow, cool like blue, dramatic like black, or even passionate like red. Each question is answered with a splash – a splash of refreshing memory. You won’t be able to help but to smile and because you’ve found a memory you’ve forgotten about, as well as picking up plethora of fascinating facts you didn’t know about. If you value memories, this trivia book will be an invaluable treasure for you! *Optimized for HD viewing on browser enabled devices (iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, etc)

Brat Pack America


Brat Pack America


$9.99


From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of Astoria and Brownsville, OR, from the iconic suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the seemingly scary inner cities of Chicago, ’80s teen movies had one thing in common: locations mattered. Perhaps moreso than in any other decade, the locations of the ’80s teen movies were monumentally important. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies. Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and chock full of interesting facts about your favorite 80s movies, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan. Smokler went to Goonies Day in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA, and deeply explored every nook and cranny of the movies we all know and love, and it shows.

Dracula


Dracula


$0.99


Dracula is a Gothic horror novel written by the Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula. The novel relates the story of Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Although Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned theatrical, film and television interpretations and has influenced numerous contemporary writers and contemporary interest in vampires has never been more prevalent, as can be witnessed in the enormous global success of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” series of novel which has also been adapted into a successful movie franchise. The novels and stories chosen for Mojito Press Illustrated Modern Classic are all currently out of copyright, and consequently other versions of the text may be available elsewhere free of charge. However, with these editions, we wanted to be bring you versions that were both attractive and properly formatted with: – new, striking covers – a set of ten brand new full-color illustrations, commissioned from the book cover specialists Graphicz X Designs – proper formatting for Nook and designed to ensure maximum readability, including active table of contents to make it easy to skip from chapter to chapter and generally find your way around each volume.

Electrifyin' Sting, Vol. 1 Reggae Live '97 (Full Frame)


Electrifyin’ Sting, Vol. 1 Reggae Live ’97 (Full Frame)


$10.7


This 60 minute DVD features material from the “Electrifyin’ Sting” Concert from Kingston, Jamaica in 1997. Performers include Gregory Issacs, Dennis Brown, Anthony B, George Nooks, Busta Rhymes, Junior Reed, Heavy D Crew, Bushman and more.

Exotic Sex Stories Volume 2


Exotic Sex Stories Volume 2


$2.99


Where other books are only focused on getting your rocks off we are also focused on turning your rocks on as well! It’s 50 more fantasies to put the spice back in your life! The continuing collection of the hottest exotic tails of sexual adventure is just what the doctor ordered. Let this be the little dirty secret others don’t know about your Nook. Stories Included: PHYSICAL EXAM HOUSE CALL POSING BALL BREAKER THE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS: PART ONE THE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS: PART TWO THE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS: PART THREE AFTER SCHOOL JOB LESSONS IN DOMINANCE: PART ONE LESSONS IN DOMINANCE: PART TWO THE SHOWER ROOM A POSITION AVAILABLE MAID SERVICE PSYCHO THERAPY HARASSMENT TRUST CAUGHT IN THE ACT UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER LESBIAN NEEDS MOVIE STARS AWAKENINGS JOCK STRAP WEEKEND GUEST: PART ONE WEEKEND GUEST: PART TWO REVENGE IS SWEET AFTER SCHOOL REWARD MAKING LOVE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY MILKING MACHINES PAST CURFEW OUT OF CONTROL SEMESTER BREAK EXPOSURE PINNED THE CANDLE TREATMENT DINNER PARTY THE WORKOUT DOMINANT WIFE THE GYM TEACHER FEMDOM: PART ONE FEMDOM: PART TWO REDUCTION THE URGE PENPALS: PART ONE PENPALS: PART TWO HONEYMOONERS THE GARBAGE MAN THE DOCTOR IS IN THE INTRUDER

Finding Utopia


Finding Utopia


$18.99


In Finding Utopia, Randy McNutt sets off again to explore Ohio’s forgotten nooks and byways. He begins where his last journey ended-on roads less traveled-finding more ghost towns, battlefields-turned-cornfields, and old memories that beckon him like spectral hitchhikers. On the way, he meets another cast of quirky and determined people who struggle to keep their towns on the map. Aided by his aging Jeep and a longing to escape, McNutt discovers a pioneer inn that harbors the ghost of a headless coach- man (and a surprising personal connection); a Victorian town that looks like an empty movie set; the gruesome battlefield on which the U.S. Army suffered its worst defeat ever by Native Americans; and a gunpowder manufacturing town that was blown to atoms on a sizzling summer day in 1890. Often encountering a past that is livelier than the present, he walks through another town where magnetic water once “cured” many ailments, stays the night in a stagecoach inn known for a ghostly cat and its owner who still roam the halls, finds a town built on cranberry bogs, and uncovers what’s left of a World War I training camp sitting atop ancient Indian mounds. In tiny Utopia, for which this book is named, he descends into an underground stone chamber to hear tales of the spirits that haunt it. McNutt’s first two books-seamlessly combining the genres of travel narrative, history, and memoir-won praise for effectively merging past and present, and giving readers a strong sense of place. As with those, Finding Utopia will appeal to anyone interested in heritage tourism, folklore, Americana, Ohio history and lore, back roads, ghosts of many kinds, and small-town life.

Finding Utopia: Another Journey Into Lost Ohio


Finding Utopia: Another Journey Into Lost Ohio


$11.99


A fascinating journey through Ohio’s forgotten pastIn Finding Utopia, Randy McNutt sets off again to explore Ohio’s for-gotten nooks and byways. He begins where his last journey ended- on roads less traveled-finding more ghost towns, battlefields-turned-cornfields, and old memories that beckon him like spectral hitchhikers. On the way, he meets another cast of quirky and deter-mined people who struggle to keep their towns on the map. Aided by his aging Jeep and a longing to escape, McNutt dis-covers a pioneer inn that harbors the ghost of a headless coach-man (and a surprising personal connection); a Victorian town that looks like an empty movie set; the gruesome battlefield on which the U.S. Army suffered its worst defeat ever by Native Americans; and a gunpowder manufacturing town that was blown to atoms on a sizzling summer day in 1890. Often encountering a past that is livelier than the present, he walks through another town where magnetic water once “cured” many ailments, stays the night in a stagecoach inn known for a ghostly cat and its owner who still roam the halls, finds a town built on cranberry bogs, and uncov-ers what’s left of a World War I training camp sitting atop ancient Indian mounds. In tiny Utopia, for which this book is named, he descends into an underground stone chamber to hear tales of the spirits that haunt it. McNutt’s first two books-seamlessly combining the genres of travel narrative, history, and memoir-won praise for effectively merging past and present, and giving readers a strong sense of place. As with those, Finding Utopia will appeal to anyone inter-ested in heritage tourism, folklore, Americana, Ohio history and lore, back roads, ghosts of many kinds, and small-town life. A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Randy McNutt has written twenty books as well as hundreds of features for newspapers and magazines in Ohio and across the nation. His book Lost Ohio: More Travels into Haunted Landscapes, Ghost Towns, and Forgotten Lives won the Ohio

History and Future of Two Parties


History and Future of Two Parties


$3.99


THE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICAN in the last half century is a “drama in three acts”. Act one: Dictatorships overthrow the armed left in the military field. Act two: Democracy is back and the end of the soviet communism coincides with a decade of “free market economies” (the ’90). Act three: Former guerrilla take power in almost all the countries. What happened? In the First World it was not that different: The Cold War ends with Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan cleaning up the Anglo-Saxon economies; the Berlin Wall fall taking “The Empire of Evil”. But when Neo-Liberals go out of the scene, a horrible Empire of Evil (part II) suddenly appears and before it, a global economic crisis that has not ended yet, which, as in the pass, has taken the left to the power. This nook gathers some pieces of the puzzle regarding two of the many conductor wires to uncover the plot. We are talking about the parallel histories of the Republican Party of the United States and Democratic Action (Acción Democrática) in Venezuela. Political Parties? Aren’t the political parties among the worst villains of the movie? YES! This is what we daily see with a script written by the promoters of that “Dictatorship of Relativism”, whose stronger and bravest complain was made by the Pope Benedict XVI, who is already retired. The author invites you to watch this “movie” to understand what is happening.

Is This Thing On? revised edition


Is This Thing On? revised edition


$15.95


Now updated and revised, the user-friendliest, most reassuring, jargon-free, smartest, and most comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide for seniors, who are the fastest-growing demographic among social networks. Abby Stokes is the perfect guide to the digital domain: She’s taught more than 140,000 seniors how to use a computer. In an easy, authoritative, hand-holding way, she covers it all: how to choose, buy, and start using a computer. How to connect to the Internet, sign up for e-mail, and use search engines. Plus, how and why to get digital in the first place: the ins and outs of online shopping, banking, travel planning, dating, research; how to take and share digital photographs and videos; how to discover online communities, and use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube; the world of apps, online music, and streaming movies; and, importantly, online security and “netiquette.” There’s information on iPads, smartphones-including the Blackberry, iPhone, and Android-and e-readers like Nook and Kindle. A companion website-www. abbyandme.com-plus a Facebook page and Twitter feed provide easy and safe access to this brave new world.

Look: Season One (Widescreen)


Look: Season One (Widescreen)


$12.02


The Post 9/11 world has forever changed the notion of privacy. There are now approximately 40 million surveillance cameras generating more than 4 billion hours of footage every week. And the numbers are growing. The average American is now captured over 200 times a day, in department stores, gas stations, changing rooms, even public bathrooms. No one is spared from the relentless, unblinking eye of the cameras that are hidden in every nook and cranny of day-to-day life. Shot entirely from the point of view of security cameras, Adam Rifkin’s hit Showtime series “Look” is about the things that people do when they don’t know they’re being watched and takes you on a voyeuristic journey into the most personal parts of their lives. “Look” around you and wonder. who is watching. Subtitles: English, Spanish.

Monsters vs. Aliens - Playstation 3


Monsters vs. Aliens – Playstation 3


$31.07


Based on the animated movie, Monsters vs Aliens by Activision for PlayStation 3 captures the fun and action of the movie. Players can choose to play as any of the following characters: The Missing Link, the half-ape and half-fish; B.O.B, the gelatinous and indestructible mass; Ginormica, the gigantic woman; and Insectosaurus, the giant insect. Use your skills to save the world from alien robots. View larger. Explore and destroy familiar places such as San Francisco. View larger. Play as your favorite monsters from the movie. View larger. Play as Your Favorite Monsters You ll get to choose among your favorite monsters from the movie as you use each of their distinct skills to battle alien robots and save the world. Each monster gives a different game play experience, and figuring out who to use for specific parts of the game is part of the challenge and fun. The Missing Link, the half-fish and half-ape monster, can scale walls and do acrobatics. He possesses the brute force to beat up most enemies by bashing and using his tail as a whip. B.O.B. is gelatinous and can stretch and bounce, stick to walls, and swallow and spit out enemies and objects. B.O.B. can get to hard-to-reach places by seeping through grates and cracks. Insectosaurus is 350-feet tall, shoots silk, and has a sonic scream, making her indispensable for fighting giant robots. Ginormica is enormous, can race through cities using cars for roller skates, and can fight entire armies. Dr. Cockroach, PhD gives missions and has a slew of gadgets used to fight the aliens. Explore Locations in the Movie and More Locations from the movie have been recreated in the game, which also features game-exclusive areas. You ll have a blast exploring the nooks and crannies of the different environments. There are 20 distinct levels to explore including Gallaxher s mothership, the streets of San Francisco, and the super secret government containment area. Second Player Can Drop In at Any Time If a friend walks

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual


NOOK HD: The Missing Manual


$16.99


You can do many things with NOOK HD right out of the box, but if you really want to get the most from your HD or HD+ tablet, start with this book. With clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to use email and the Web, watch movies and shows, play games, listen to music, and enjoy your personal ebook library. The important stuff you need to know: Relax with a book. Load your NOOK library with ebooks, comics, and interactive books for kids. Play with apps. Enjoy the games and apps everyone’s talking about. Go online. Browse the Web and check your email with built-in WiFi. Be social. Share books and recommendations with your NOOK Friends, and Facebook and Twitter contacts. Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and listen to your favorite music anywhere. Read all about it. Subscribe to a variety of magazines and newspapers.

NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box


NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box


$2.99


When you open the box for your brand-new NOOK Tablet, you’ll find Barnes & Noble’s latest 7-inch media device to hit the market, a USB cable, power adapter, and a “Quick Start Guide” that tells you how to turn it on. But to really take advantage of all the content and features the device has to offer, you’ll need a little more. NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box gets you up and running beyond the first “Slide to unlock” screen to unlock all of your media from the cloud in the palm of your hand. The new NOOK Tablet gives you immediate access to online music, movies, and the best of HD entertainment, wherever you are, as long as you know where to find it and how to consume it. With NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box, you’ll jump right in to reading full-color magazines, newspapers, comics, interactive NOOK Kids books, beautiful PagePerfect titles, and your entire personal B & N library in the NOOK Reading App. Then, go beyond your own media to experience integrated email, games, Android apps, and lightning-fast web browsing. This intuitive, easy-to-follow ebook opens the world of possibilities made possible by the NOOK Tablet, right out of the box.

Paris Movie Walks: Ten Guided Tours Through the City of Lights! Camera! Action!


Paris Movie Walks: Ten Guided Tours Through the City of Lights! Camera! Action!


$11.08


Ten walking tours let you be the star on the greatest movie set in the world. From Truffaut and Godard to Hanks and Hepburn, Paris has been a magnet for filmmakers and movie stars, whose careers don’t seem complete unless they’ve made at least one film in the world’s most romantic location. Now see it from a whole new angle through the lenses of famous directors. Four walks take you past all of Paris’s famous sites while telling which stars walked these same streets before you and where they paused to kiss or kill. Four more explore hidden nooks that tourists often overlook, and two offer a taste of the Old Paris of ’30s and ’40s film classics. In addition, a Further Afield chapter features locations that allow you to explore some of Paris’s flea markets, green spaces, suburbs, and other areas of interest to visitors and moviemakers. Along the way, the author provides commentary to enrich your appreciation of what you’re seeing as you sip a glass of wine or enjoy a coffee at a sidewalk cafe. Each walk starts and ends at a Metro stop for easy access from wherever you may be staying in the City of Light. Maps make it easy to follow the routes, and a film index guides you to the locations used in 160 films, ranging from The Bourne Identity, The Da Vinci Code, and The Devil Wears Prada to oldies but goodies like Charade and Sabrina and such French New Wave classics as Breathless and The 400 Blows. A fresh, fun, low-cost way to explore Paris-for the first time or the fiftieth.

Providence Noir


Providence Noir


$15.99


Peter Farrelly’s story “The Saturday Night Before Easter Sunday” has been nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Short Story! Named a Favorite Book of 2015 by Scott MacKay at Rhode Island Public Radio”Even Providence’s signature public art has a dark side in Providence Noir (Akashic), which includes a story called ‘WaterFire’s Smell Tonight’ by Pablo Rodriguez. Each tale in this anthology edited by Ann Hood is set in a different part of the city. Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s story takes place at Trinity Repertory Company. Thomas Cobb, whose novel Crazy Heart was made into a movie with Jeff Bridges, tees up at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, and Dumb and Dumber co-writer and co-director Peter Farrelly, a graduate of Providence College, sets his story in the Elmhurst neighborhood, near his old college stomping grounds.”-Boston Globe”Providence, of course, has a history of crime, the mob, corruption and other goodies. In this collection of 15 stories. we are given a darkly hued tour of the city in all its nooks and crannies by such excellent writers as Hood herself, John Searles, Bruce DeSilva, Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Strout, Hester Kaplan and others, each with their own style, tone and sly approach that will keep you reading, waiting for the sudden murder, the end of troubled relationships, the discovery of bones.[A] wonderful collection.”-Providence JournalAkashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Featuring brand-new stories by: John Searles, Elizabeth Strout, Taylor M. Polites, Hester Kaplan, Robert Leuci, Amity Gaige, Peter Farrelly, Pablo Rodriguez, Bruce DeSilva, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Luanne Rice, Dawn Raffel, Thomas Cobb, LaShonda Katrice Barnett, and Ann Hood. Anyone who has spent time in Providence, Rhode Island, knows that lurking in the shadows are many sinister noir elements and character

Providence Noir


Providence Noir


$15.99


Peter Farrelly’s story “The Saturday Night Before Easter Sunday” has been nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Short Story! Named a Favorite Book of 2015 by Scott MacKay at Rhode Island Public Radio”Even Providence’s signature public art has a dark side in Providence Noir (Akashic), which includes a story called ‘WaterFire’s Smell Tonight’ by Pablo Rodriguez. Each tale in this anthology edited by Ann Hood is set in a different part of the city. Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s story takes place at Trinity Repertory Company. Thomas Cobb, whose novel Crazy Heart was made into a movie with Jeff Bridges, tees up at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, and Dumb and Dumber co-writer and co-director Peter Farrelly, a graduate of Providence College, sets his story in the Elmhurst neighborhood, near his old college stomping grounds.”-Boston Globe”Providence, of course, has a history of crime, the mob, corruption and other goodies. In this collection of 15 stories. we are given a darkly hued tour of the city in all its nooks and crannies by such excellent writers as Hood herself, John Searles, Bruce DeSilva, Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Strout, Hester Kaplan and others, each with their own style, tone and sly approach that will keep you reading, waiting for the sudden murder, the end of troubled relationships, the discovery of bones.[A] wonderful collection.”-Providence JournalAkashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Featuring brand-new stories by: John Searles, Elizabeth Strout, Taylor M. Polites, Hester Kaplan, Robert Leuci, Amity Gaige, Peter Farrelly, Pablo Rodriguez, Bruce DeSilva, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Luanne Rice, Dawn Raffel, Thomas Cobb, LaShonda Katrice Barnett, and Ann Hood. Anyone who has spent time in Providence, Rhode Island, knows that lurking in the shadows are many sinister noir elements and character

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Edition 8GB Tablet WIFI (7-Inch, BLACK) SM-T230NU


Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Edition 8GB Tablet WIFI (7-Inch, BLACK) SM-T230NU


$89.05


Front- and rear-facing cameras Built-in GPS enables location-based apps Multi WindowTM mode for added productivity Expand the memory by up to 32GB with microSDHC Thousands of popular movies, TV shows, and apps

Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max


Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max


$20.03


The march of the Android-based tablets has begun, including Galaxy Samsung Tab, Motorola XOOM, Nook and more. But where do you start?And what can you do with an Android tablet Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max is a one-stop shop for users of all skill levels, helping youget the most out of any Android tablet. This book offers: A breakdown of the differences between an Android 2.0+ or an Android 3.0 device Tips for choosing the best device for you and how to best network (i.e, best wireless carrier for 3G or 4G or just WIFI) Detailed walkthroughs on how to get the most out of your tablet and the apps for it What you’ll learn Which Android tablet is the best; what size andfeatures What carriers should you choose for 3G/4G or just WIFI How to fully enjoy your tabletbooks, music, movies and games How to use your tablet in a workspace How to take your tablet on the road How to maintain your tablet How to work and live with the cloud as part of your tablet experience How to never worry about losing your pictures, music and more Who this book is for This book is for tech enthusiasts and their family members, or anyone else who either owns or is considering buying an Android tablet. Table of Contents Why Android? Which Android? Choosing the Tablet for You Creating Your Google Account Taking Advantage of Google Apps Amazon Apps The Android Market: Apps to Run Your World The Camera: Standard and Front Facing Music, Movies, Games, and More Using Your Android Tablet Everywhere You Ae Android Tablets in the Workplace Cloud-based Storage: How to Ensure You Never Lose Your Data What You Need to Know about Rooting Customizing Your Android Tablet

The Best of Pickering


The Best of Pickering


$25.95


Praise for Sam Pickering: “Pickering has all of Thurber’s humor, and he writes as well as E.B. White. He writes with passion, wit, and a strange personal note of self-mockery; he is humanely educated, wise, and capable of a wide range of stylistic effects.” -Jay Parini “. he writes in the tradition of Montaigne hammering together a ramshackle affair of surprising nooks, crannies and additions-all under the same roof.” -The Oxford American “Pickering has the natural essayist’s intimate yet distanced take on the world that combines a devotion to particulars. with a near-indifference to the status- and achievement-mongering that marks modern life.” -Publishers Weekly “Pickering writes with the sensitivity and craft of a poet, finding meaning in the commonplace and ordinary.” -Library Journal “Pickering’s genre is unique, but I’m not sure anyone else can write this stuff. I can live with that, as long as Pickering himself continues to wend through the forests, classrooms, airports, billiards championships, hometown parades, and his inner world of Tennessee gags and characters.” -Hartford Courant His writing is as unique and recognizable as the music of Mozart, the painting of Picasso, or the poetry of Dickinson. Yet most Americans likely know Sam Pickering, the University of Connecticut English professor, from the movie Dead Poets Society. In the film, Robin Williams plays an idiosyncratic instructor-based on Pickering-who employs some over-the-top teaching methods to keep his subjects fresh and his students learning. Fewer probably know that Pickering is the author of more than 16 books and nearly 200 articles, or that he’s inspired thousands of university students to think in new ways. And, while Williams may have captured Pickering’s madcap classroom antics, he didn’t uncover the other side of the author-Sam Pickering as one of our great American men of letters. The Best of Pickering amply demonstrates Pickering’s amazing powers of p

The Best of Pickering


The Best of Pickering


$27


Praise for Sam Pickering: “Pickering has all of Thurber’s humor, and he writes as well as E.B. White. He writes with passion, wit, and a strange personal note of self-mockery; he is humanely educated, wise, and capable of a wide range of stylistic effects.” -Jay Parini “. he writes in the tradition of Montaigne hammering together a ramshackle affair of surprising nooks, crannies and additions-all under the same roof.” -The Oxford American “Pickering has the natural essayist’s intimate yet distanced take on the world that combines a devotion to particulars. with a near-indifference to the status- and achievement-mongering that marks modern life.” -Publishers Weekly “Pickering writes with the sensitivity and craft of a poet, finding meaning in the commonplace and ordinary.” -Library Journal “Pickering’s genre is unique, but I’m not sure anyone else can write this stuff. I can live with that, as long as Pickering himself continues to wend through the forests, classrooms, airports, billiards championships, hometown parades, and his inner world of Tennessee gags and characters.” -Hartford Courant His writing is as unique and recognizable as the music of Mozart, the painting of Picasso, or the poetry of Dickinson. Yet most Americans likely know Sam Pickering, the University of Connecticut English professor, from the movie Dead Poets Society. In the film, Robin Williams plays an idiosyncratic instructor-based on Pickering-who employs some over-the-top teaching methods to keep his subjects fresh and his students learning. Fewer probably know that Pickering is the author of more than 16 books and nearly 200 articles, or that he’s inspired thousands of university students to think in new ways. And, while Williams may have captured Pickering’s madcap classroom antics, he didn’t uncover the other side of the author-Sam Pickering as one of our great American men of letters. The Best of Pickering amply demonstrates Pickering’s amazing powers of perception
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