The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780062262288
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Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.

The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 544
ISBN: 147224687X
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again' Caitlin Moran 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation' This collection will draw you in to exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here Neil Gaiman opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and welcomes us to the conversation too.

The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781472208002
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Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again' Caitlin Moran 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation' This collection will draw you in to exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here Neil Gaiman opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and welcomes us to the conversation too.

Taft 2012

Taft 2012
Author: Jason Heller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781594745560
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Release: 2012-01-31
Editor: Quirk Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

HE'S BACK. AND HE'S THE BIGGEST THING IN POLITICS. He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is. There’s just one problem. He is William Howard Taft . . . and he was already president a hundred years ago. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012? A most extraordinary satire, Jason Heller’s debut novel follows the strange new life of a presidential Rip Van Winkle: a man who never even wanted the White House in the first place, yet finds himself hurtling toward it once more—this time, through the media-fueled madness of 21st-century America.

Make Good Art

Make Good Art
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780062266828
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Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art. The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.

Up in the Cheap Seats

Up in the Cheap Seats
Author: Ron Fassler
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0999315390
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Release: 2018-01-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Actor and theatre aficionado Ron Fassler recalls his upbringing on Broadway, in conversation with Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Bette Midler, Sheldon Harnick, James Earl Jones, Austin Pendleton, Ken Howard, Hal Linden, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander and Mike Nichols among many others.

From the Cheap Seats

From the Cheap Seats
Author: Matthew Watson
Pages: 163
ISBN: 1983065986
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Release: 2018-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of an evangelist? Probably not, but here is your chance to get a glimpse from the cheap seats. Join Matthew Watson as we laugh through church bloopers, evangelist woes, and childhood memories as well as reflect on serious matters such as the foreign mission field and things learned in evangelism. Centered around the culture of the Apostolic Church, From the Cheap Seats is a humor gold, with just a hint of the thought provoking

Art Matters

Art Matters
Author: Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780062942654
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color artwork of Chris Riddell. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”—Neil Gaiman Drawn from Gaiman’s trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media artist’s vision—an exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives. Art Matters bring together four of Gaiman’s most beloved writings on creativity and artistry: “Credo,” his remarkably concise and relevant manifesto on free expression, first delivered in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings “Make Good Art,” his famous 2012 commencement address delivered at the Philadelphia University of the Arts “Making a Chair,” a poem about the joys of creating something, even when words won’t come “On Libraries,” an impassioned argument for libraries that illuminates their importance to our future and celebrates how they foster readers and daydreamers Featuring original illustrations by Gaiman’s longtime illustrator, Chris Riddell, Art Matters is a stirring testament to the freedom of ideas that inspires us to make art in the face of adversity, and dares us to choose to be bold.

Rising Strong

Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780812985801
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author ... tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending"--

Curmudgucation

Curmudgucation
Author: Peter Greene
Pages: 246
ISBN: 1515375269
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Release: 2015-08-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peter Greene blogs about the current state of public education with plenty of sass and not much rigor. This book includes almost 100 favorites from his popular blogs Curmudgucation and View from the Cheap Seats, and makes the case that there is much to love at US public education and much not to take serious about many of the folks who want to tear down one of our most fundamental democratic institutions.

Inside American Gods

Inside American Gods
Author: Emily Haynes
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452156149
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Release: 2018-11-27
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Starz American Gods — looking behind the scenes Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The bestselling and most beloved novel, American Gods, is now a critically acclaimed Starz television series. In this official companion to the series, Gaiman fans will see behind the scenes of this compelling, surreal show in which Old Gods and New Gods battle for the hearts and minds of modern-day people. Inside American Gods dives deep into the show's character development and world building. Inside American Gods features interviews with actors Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, and Ian McShane, revealing how they brought this cult favorite to the screen. Packed with previously unpublished set photos, concept art, and production designs: Inside American Gods covers Season 1—as well as a teaser of exclusive content for Season 2—in a spectacular hardcover package sure to please fans of the book and the series. Fans of books such as Claimed by Gods, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, and Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things will appreciate Emily Hayne's Inside American Gods

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman
Author: Joseph Michael Sommers,Kyle Eveleth
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781496821669
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Release: 2019-02-25
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contributions by Lanette Cadle, Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem, Renata Lucena Dalmaso, Andrew Eichel, Kyle Eveleth, Anna Katrina Gutierrez, Darren Harris-Fain, Krystal Howard, Christopher D. Kilgore, Kristine Larsen, Thayse Madella, Erica McCrystal, Tara Prescott-Johnson, Danielle Russell, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, and Justin Wigard Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) reigns as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy Award–winning series The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for Neverwhere, Coraline, and the award-winning American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal–winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, children, comics readers, and viewers of the BBC’s Doctor Who, Gaiman’s writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media, making him a celebrity around the world. Despite Gaiman’s incredible contributions to comics, his work remains underrepresented in sustained fashion in comics studies. In this book, the thirteen essays and two interviews with Gaiman and his frequent collaborator, artist P. Craig Russell, examine the work of Gaiman and his many illustrators. The essays discuss Gaiman’s oeuvre regarding the qualities that make his work unique in his eschewing of typical categories, his proclamations to “make good art,” and his own constant efforts to do so however the genres and audiences may slip into one another. The Artistry of Neil Gaiman forms a complicated picture of a man who has always seemed fully assembled virtually from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own voice far later in life.

Don t Waste Your Sports

Don t Waste Your Sports
Author: C. J. Mahaney
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781433522505
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Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Crossway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Why is it that sports seem to bring out the best and the worst in us?” asks author C. J. Mahaney. “Sports are a gift from God. But as soon as you introduce the human heart, things get complicated.” For the Christian athlete, sports are one of the key battlegrounds in which pride and self-glory are regular temptations. If sports are indeed a gift from God, why are playing fields and courts so often arenas for our egos? How are we to enjoy sports in a godly way? Self-described “pastor athlete” C. J. Mahaney looks to Scripture for principles that speak to the role of sports in our lives. This booklet outlines how Christian athletes are to play for the glory of God and model gratitude, humility, and service. With candor and humor, Mahaney recounts his own story with sports and through illustrations and practical applications exhorts athletes not to waste their sports. The booklet concludes with application questions and an addendum to parents. A great gift for Christian athletes, these booklets are also sold in packs of twelve.

In the Cheap Seats

In the Cheap Seats
Author: Springs Toledo
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0954392469
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Release: 2016-02-29
Editor: Exposure Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his latest collection of award-winning boxing essays, Springs Toledo takes a hard look at the hardest game from a seat next to yours. Where the widely-acclaimed The Gods of War (Tora, 2014) zoomed in at the greatness of the golden era, In the Cheap Seats zooms out for a panoramic view of the wild world of boxing: the true champions and contenders, the stumblebums trying to make a buck inside of six rounds, the fans who swear by it and sometimes swear at it, and the rich assortment of characters large and small that inevitably gather around the ring. Whether you're a purist or a critic, a casual fan or a toe dipper, Toledo proves to be the perfect companion at the fights.

Good and Angry

Good and Angry
Author: David Powlison
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781942572985
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Release: 2016-09-12
Editor: New Growth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Good and Angry, a groundbreaking book from David Powlison, shows readers how anger is more than a problem to solve. Anger is our complex human response to what we perceive as wrong in a complex world, thus we must learn how to fruitfully and honestly deal with it. Powlison undertakes an in-depth exploration of the roots of anger, moral judgment, and righteous response by looking in a surprising place: God’s own anger. Good and Angry examines God’s desire for justice and his anger, which doesn’t devolve into manipulation. Rather, God’s anger is good and redemptive, and it causes him to step into our world to make wrongs right, sending his own Son to die so we can be reconciled. In this book full of practical and biblical help, Powlison sets readers on a path toward a faithful and fruitful expression of anger, in which we return good for evil and redeem wrongs. Powlison investigates how God is our model for change and our power for change. Good and Angry helps people who struggle with irritation, complaining, or bitterness explore how to respond constructively when life goes wrong. You, your family, and your friends will all be glad that you read this book.

The Neil Gaiman Reader

The Neil Gaiman Reader
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780063031876
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Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating collection from one of the world’s most beloved writers, chosen by those who know his work best: his devoted readers. A brilliant representation of Gaiman's groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes excerpts from each of his five novels for adults —Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—and nearly fifty of his short stories. Impressive in its depth and range, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is both an entryway to Gaiman’s oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to many times over.

Hitchhiker

Hitchhiker
Author: M. J. Simpson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781932112351
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Release: 2005-04-29
Editor: Justin, Charles & Co.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the creator of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" focuses on Adams's interests and influences, which include Monty Python, Dr. Who, and the Beatles, as well as his numerous famous friendships.

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1472235320
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Neverwhere short story from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation - the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning The Ocean At the End of the Lane. The coat. It was elegant. It was beautiful. It was so close that he could have reached out and touched it. And it was unquestionably his. *** 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' The Times

Chu s First Day of School

Chu s First Day of School
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780062400109
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Release: 2015-04-21
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A picture book school story featuring the New York Times bestselling panda named Chu from Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex! Chu, the adorable panda with a great big sneeze, is heading off for his first day of school, and he's nervous. He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school? And will Chu do what he does best? Chu's First Day of School is a perfect read-aloud story about the universal experience of starting school.

Fragile Things

Fragile Things
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061804168
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A prodigiously imaginative collection.” —New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.” —Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius has been acclaimed by a host of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman’s astonishing powers are on glorious displays in Fragile Things. Enter and be amazed!