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    Title: Agnes Martin
    Sub-title: Pioneer, Painter, Icon
    By (author): Henry Martin
    ISBN10-13: 1943156301 : 9781943156306
    This is an intimate and revealing biography of Agnes Martin, renowned American painter, considered one of the great women artists of the 20th and 21st Century. A resident of both New Mexico and New York City, Martin has always remained an enigma due to her fiercely guarded private life. Henry Martin, award-winning writer, and art scholar, having access to those who were close to Agnes Martin—friends, family, former lovers—gives us a full portrait of this universally revered artist. Readers will learn of her bouts with mental illness, her several significant lesbian relationships, and her lifelong yearning for recognition despite her reclusive lifestyle and need for privacy. Arriving in the wake of major international retrospective exhibitions of her work from London's Tate Modern, LACMA in Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim in New York City, this book provides a perspective of Agnes Martin that has not been seen in earlier, more academic works or fine-art monographs. Certain to be a mainstay for readers of the arts, and admirers of the creative spirit, this book also includes rare photographs from Martin's family and friends, many of which have never appeared in a book before.
    About The Author:
    Henry Martin is an award-winning Irish writer. His plays have featured at Project Arts Centre, Roundhouse, Underbelly, Arcola, Theatre503, and Belltable; his fiction and poetry is published in Ireland, Mexico, USA and UK; and he has written on art and books for Soho House and Phaidon Press, where he worked in editorial and rights. He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the National University of Ireland, Galway, an MA in Playwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London, and he is pursuing an MA(Res) in art history at the University of Buckingham and the National Gallery, London, with a Tavolozza Foundation Scholarship. His limited edition book Yappo (2017) received a Tipperary Artists Award, and funding from the University for the Creative Arts, London. Henry is an Emily Harvey Foundation resident, and was researcher on, and narrator of, the award-winning documentary Agnes Martin Before The Grid (2016). www.henry-martin.co.uk
    “Something genuinely rare an extraordinarily vivid and intimate portrait of one of the most enigmatic personalities of postwar US art – a portrait that is as eloquent as it is gratifying ” Klaus Ottmann, The Art Newspaper
    "In this revelatory account of the artist’s personal life ... Henry Martin offers readers an intimate look at the life and work of this ambitious figure." Amber C. Snider Culture Trip
    "No other book on Agnes Martin has been researched as thoroughly and honestly as Agnes Martin: Painter, Poet, Icon . Its sensitive and poetic nature makes it a must read for those truly interested in understanding the artist." —Jina Brenneman, Curator, "Agnes Martin: Before The Grid", Harwood Museum, 2012
    "Rich, clear, detailed, and wide-ranging, I enjoyed Agnes Martin: Painter, Pioneer, Icon greatly." —Lee Hall, author, Betty Parsons: Artist, Dealer, Collector
    "A well-researched book about an intriguing and influential figure." Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews
    "[This] new book beautifully illuminates the challenges of lesbian relationships at a time when women could never exist publicly as a unit..." Out Magazine
    "The most valuable parts of Henry Martin's volume are the comments from Agnes Martin's longtime friends, who provide intriguing and illuminating perspectives on many aspects of the artist's life. As a poet, Henry Martin is able to provide unexpected, sometimes charming, turns of phrase." —Nancy G. Heller, Woman's Art Journal
    "A heartfelt examination of the enigmatic artist, thoughtfully tying together the complex person and her abstract, singular art. The book admirably places Agnes' powerful personality, complex sexuality, towering ambition, and difficult relationships in a shifting context of environment and time." —Torin Jensen, Atticus Review
    "[Martin's] thorough research and poetic prose bring to light the struggles Agnes faced in order to find success as an artist and some semblance of peace in her life." Powells Books
    "Martin traces the life of pioneering painter Agnes Martin from a tomboyish introvert growing up in rural Saskatchewan Canada in the 1920s to a world-renowned abstract expressionist." —Publishers Weekly
    "One of the most acclaimed painters of the 20th Century, Agnes Martin was also a reclusive lesbian who had complicated relationships with women, gender, and the schizophrenia that both inspired and threatened her creativity. This new biography explores those issues and delves into the decade Martin spent as part of a queer arts community." Jacob Anderson-Minshall, The Advocate
    "Fascinating revelations about Martin’s early life in Canada." Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail
    "Including never-before-published interviews with family, friends and curators, a comprehensive and revealing new biography of the US artist regarded as one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century." The Bookseller
    "The most valuable parts of Henry Martin's volume are the comments from Agnes Martin's longtime friends, who provide intriguing and illuminating perspectives on many aspects of the artist's life. As a poet, Henry Martin is able to provide unexpected, sometimes charming, turns of phrase." —Nancy G. Heller, Woman's Art Journal
    Article/photo essay on Agnes Martin by Henry Martin. — Hyper Allergic https://hyperallergic.com/459742/agnes-martin-anonymous-philanthropy/
    Pages: 352  Size: 203.2x152.4mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - March   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: History of art / art & design styles : Individual artists, art monographs
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Anything That Burns You
    Sub-title: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet
    By (author): Terese Svoboda Introduction by: Molly Crabapple
    ISBN10-13: 1943156573 : 9781943156573
    Author, poet, and memoirist Svoboda takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Ridge's childhood as a newly arrived Irish immigrant in the grim mining towns of New Zealand, to her years as a budding writer in Sydney, Australia, to her migration to America and the cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Once considered one of the most popular poets of her day, Ridge later fell out of critical favor due to verse that looked head on at the major issues of her time. This lively portrait is a who's who of all the key players in the arts, literature, and radical politics of the time, in which Lola Ridge stood front and center. Now more than ever this biography offers inspiration to all those engaged in dissenting literature of our time and the movements that have inspired this renaissance of literary activism that we are seeing today.
    "Svoboda resurrects the fascinating life and work of Lola Ridge. A lively, complex portrait emerges . . . of a talented, driven woman for whom 'art and activism were one' and who deserves remembrance not just as 'a fulcrum of modernism' but a premier poet in her own right." — Publishers Weekly
    "Discovering Ridge's work and life will be a delight for readers of women authors, feminism, and poetry, especially those interested in activist writers." — Library Journal
    "Radical, modernist, fiery, glamorous, feminist- adjectives and categories can only gesture toward the enduringly significant life and works of the poet Lola Ridge, whose story has been gracefully told, with her poems lucidly understood, by Terese Svoboda." —Robert Pinsky former Poet Laureate Consultant, Library of Congress
    "In Anything That Burns You Terese Svoboda entertainingly parses the enigmatic life and powerful writing of Lola Ridge, an immigrant who burned for many years as a vital force among American artists challenging the 'socially acceptable' limits of both literature and human behavior. A story of prejudice, ambition and personal struggle, with Ridge's long-neglected talent shining through it all." —John Sayles, Two-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter, director, and novelist
    "This is the biography of Lola Ridge many of us have been waiting for. Elegantly and accessibly written, thoroughly researched, it gives us everything we need to recover this extraordinarily versatile writer. Ridge was at the center of American modernism for years, not only as a writer but also as an editor and a political activist. No one who cares about American culture will want to miss this book." —Cary Nelson, Editor, Anthology Of Modern American Poetry (Oxford 2014)
    " Anything That Burns You tells the riveting story of Lola Ridge, a revolutionary and influential poet of her time, now (like so many female artists) lost to history. Terese Svoboda has written a brilliant biography, as original as it is compelling, and a fascinating exploration of literary legacy . . . A poet herself, Svoboda's insights are startling and apt, and she constructs a colorful, well-researched background for re-considering Ridge's considerable achievements. We need more books like this one." —Rene Steinke, author, Holy Skirts
    "If any subject was going to entice poet, novelist and memoirist Terese Svoboda to bring her formidable narrative mastery to bear on the form of the literary biography, it had to be Lola Ridge. Bringing her own lyric eye to Ridge's poetry, Svoboda reveals the innermost machinations of the woman and reminds us why it is essential to know the life and work of Lola Ridge . . . In this glorious and important book, Svoboda rehabilitates Ridge from the crime of being born a woman." —Anne Kennedy, author, The Last Days of the National Costume
    "The sort of all-this-and-a-cherry-on-top profound scalpel-sharp biography. Svoboda has excavated the cold ash of archives and the dirt of dead, lit-scene gossip to bring out the golden contours of a poet's life." —Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood
    Pages: 400  Size: 228.6x152.4mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - April   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: general : Biography: literary
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 17
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    Title: Beowulf
    Sub-title: A Novel of the London Blitz
    By (author): Bryher
    ISBN10-13: 1943156905 : 9781943156900
    Eighty years ago, the city of London became the target of a relentless bombing campaign by Nazi Germany during WWII that has come to be known as the Blitz. From the period between 1940-1945, over 20,000 Londoners were killed and half a million lost their homes. Bryher, who lived through a good part of those years in London, has provided us with an indelible portrait of day-to-day life from a variety of voices and perspectives from its regular citizens, humanizing the political backdrop of war with their pluck, humor, endurance, and courage. Her two female protagonists who own and operate the local teashop,The Warming Pan, become the heroes of the novel as they work to provide food and hospitality to the embattled community. Certain to appeal to all fans of WWII fiction, Beowulf is an unforgettable reminder of what it was like during that crucial time in Britain's and the world's history.
    Pages: 240  Size: 203.2x133.35mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - October   2020
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) : Second World War fiction
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Children Of Grass
    Sub-title: A Portrait Of American Poetry
    By (author): B.A. Van Sise By (photographer): B.A. Van Sise Foreword by: Mary-Louise Parker
    ISBN10-13: 1943156824 : 9781943156825
    With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography. At times whimsical, surreal, challenging, enigmatic, joyful and sobering, these portraits— running adjacent to poems by each of their subjects—highlight some of the most influential poets of our time and celebrate creativity as only these poets in collaboration with Van Sise could convey. Children of Grass is also a timely homage to Walt Whitman—of whom Van Sise is a relative—and his masterpiece, "Leaves of Grass," during this, the 200th anniversary of his birth. Children of Grass , will, like the work of its literary grandfather, stand as a lasting tribute to the vitality and creativity that flourishes in our country.
    "In Children of Grass , books fly around Alicia Ostriker like birds, Vijay Seshadri stands on a ladder propped against the air itself, and Mark Doty is growing from the forest floor. B.A. Van Sise's photographs of contemporary poets, paired with their poems, are inspired, playful, and absolutely gorgeous. The word for what this book is, what this book gives me, is pleasure." —Maggie Smith, author of Good Bones
    "Van Sise's imaginative, creative, and humorous eye reveals the 'person' of the poet and deeper meanings of their poems in ways that sometimes startle, but always feel truthful. That is the purpose of photography and poetry." —David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize winner and former chief White House photographer
    "Why do we desperately need books like this? At least for me, it's because we occasionally need to be reminded that there are still mysteries out there, questions that have no answers. It is nice to be re-introduced to wonder." —Arun Venugopal, WNYC
    "This beautifully produced book contains poems that fit into all categories. Among the best are those where the images and beats take root."—Jacqueline Cutler, Newark Star Ledger
    "Van Sise has created a singular and irresistible volume of poetry and collaborative visual lyricism that will enthrall poetry lovers and break down the hesitation of those wary of the form."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
    "Beautifully presented...it is the assorted images that bring the book to life...enticing, sometimes spiritual, sensual or subversive images...beguiling photographs that hold the book together and create a compelling narrative." —Simon Zonenblick, Sabotage Reviews
    "Among remarkable books of the year none is likely to be more startlingly original than B. A. Van Sise's book of photographs, Children of Grass: A portrait of American poetry." —Joyce Carol Oates
    " Children of Grass: Portraits of American Poetry is an enriching and visually stimulating anthology that will enchant and win over lovers of both poetry and photography." —Cary Benbow, F-Stop: A Photography Magazine
    Pages: 176  Size: 241.3x285.75mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - September   2019
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Individual photographers : Poetry
    List Price: 35.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 17
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    Title: Do Geese See God?
    Sub-title: A Palindrome Anthology
    By (author): William Irvine Illustrated by: Steven Guarnaccia
    ISBN10-13: 1943156220 : 9781943156221
    This mysterious form of wordplay known as the palindrome—in which a group of phrases can be read both forwards and backwards—has bewitched and beguiled readers for centuries and, due to its mirrored, dualistic quality, was at one point considered to have magical powers. Now, in the hands of palindrome master William Irvine, combined with these witty and exquisitely drawn illustrations by Steven Guarnaccia, the result is a delightful mix of literary and absurdist humor. In the spirit of Edward Gorey, Do Geese See God? will appeal to all lovers of wordplay, codes, puzzles, anagrams, crossword puzzles, and linguistic brainteasers.
    Pages: 144  Size: 241.3x171.45mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - August   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Humour
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 17
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    Title: Every Moment of a Fall
    Sub-title: A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy
    By (author): Carol E. Miller
    ISBN10-13: 1943156042 : 9781943156047
    Carol E. Miller was sixteen when the private plane piloted by her father crashed, pinning her in the wreckage, critically injuring her parents and killing her twelve-year-old sister. Compounding this traumatic event, her father told her he wished she had died instead of her sister. For the next twenty years, she labored under feelings of guilt and lack of self-worth. When another in a long line of personal crises landed her in therapy with an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner, she began at last to investigate the crippling effects of the plane crash. Using bi-lateral stimulation to access her fiercely guarded memories, she learned to challenge the belief that the crash was all her fault, and that she didn't deserve to be alive. This is a brave and revealing memoir of recovery from tragedy, and a fascinating, vividly narrated exploration of the increasingly popular eye-movement therapy developed to heal the wounds trauma leaves in its wake.
    "A primer on the impact of life-threatening trauma as well as the healing power of EMDR. Both author and reader emerge from the story grateful for grace." —Jessica Stern, author, Denial: A Memoir of Terror
    "Miller writes with a poet's exactness and imagery about childhood, religion, love, and friendship . . . an insightful and moving book that invites the re-imagination of one's own memories." —Rene Steinke, National Book Award finalist and author, Friendswood
    "Miller's journey is one of hope for all who are curious about EMDR therapy or have been burdened by unresolved trauma and afraid to find the right support." —Renee Podunovich, reneepodunovich.com
    "Engaging as a Mary Karr memoir, with trauma material that resonates as powerfully as Tim O'Brien's work. The book has potential to bring real hope for recovery to those who may be hesitant to seek treatment." —Rachel Kimerling, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, National Center for PTSD
    "A literary triumph, this book is essential reading for anyone who has suffered, anyone searching for a path to peace, which, if we're honest, is all of us." —Julie Barton, New York Times Bestselling author of Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself
    Pages: 264  Size: 203.2x127mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - May   2016
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Memoirs : Psychotherapy
    List Price: 26.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 17
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    Sub-title: Ayotzinapa: A Writer's Chronicle of Injustice
    By (author): Tryno Maldonado Translated by: Chandler Thompson
    ISBN10-13: 1943156530 : 9781943156535
    Award-winning Mexican author Tryno Maldonado personally immerses himself in the lives of the students of Ayotzinapa Normal School—victims in the still-unexplained kidnapping tragedy that took place in September 2014. In this narrative, he relives the events leading up to and during the horrific incident in which 43 students were brutalized at the hands of police and militarized narco-gang members, then vanished without a trace. With in-depth interviews of family members and friends of the "disappeared," as well as investigative reportage of the events leading up to and during the incident, Maldonado has created a viscerally powerful account of this tragedy that, to date, has yet to be resolved.
    " Faces of the Disappeared is more than an important book, it is a book that connects us to our own humanity." —Bill Carter, author of Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption
    "...leaves a deep piercing wound in every human sensibility...the author threads the individual stories into a tapestry of muted colors and disturbing patterns...this is a book that will realign your perspective...Kudos to translator Chandler Thompson...a heart-wrenching text." —Janis Palma, Texas Master Level Court Interpreter
    "By placing the stories of victims and survivors front and center, this book infuses tenderness, humanity, and heartbreak into our understanding of a unshakable act of injustice that has yet to be accounted for." —Francisco Cantu, author of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border
    "Maldonado vividly conveys the families' struggle for information from a stonewalling government...his sensitively rendered portraits of the missing, assembled through letters and interviews with their families and friends, can make this a difficult book both to pick up and to put down." —Lauren Markham, The New York Review of Books
    Pages: 320  Size: 228.6x152.4mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - October   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Human rights
    List Price: 18.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 17
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    Title: Hard To Grip
    Sub-title: A Memoir of Youth, Baseball, and Chronic Illness
    By (author): Emil DeAndreis
    ISBN10-13: 194315614X : 9781943156146
    In 2008, after a record-breaking career as a D1 college baseball player, Emil DeAndreis' life seemed set: He was twenty-three, in great shape, and had just been offered a contract to pitch professionally in Europe. Then his body fell apart. It started with elbow stiffness, then swelling in his wrist. Soon, his fingers were too bloated to grip a baseball. He had Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that causes swelling and eventual deterioration of the joints, mostly targeting old people and women. This book tells the story of a young man's body giving out when he needs it most. It chronicles an ascending sports career, the ups and downs of life in the NCAA, and the challenges of letting go of pro baseball due to a dehumanizing condition. In a series of humorous anecdotes, Emil takes the reader on his bittersweet journey of a young man's having to grapple with an "old woman's disease". From striking out future major leaguer All Stars, to sitting in support groups; from breaking university records, to barely making it up the stairs; from language barriers with Chinese healers to figuring out how to be employed as a vegetable, this book unveils the disease with humour and fearless honesty through the eyes of an unlikely victim. This memoir is an honest, rueful and at times hilarious story about learning to come to terms with a new reality, and an inspiring account of how Emil learned to run with the disease and not from it.
    "A vibrant depiction of a ballplayer that finds his way despite losing his ability to play the game he loves. Emil is a total gamer and a wonderful writer. Grab some time, and enjoy." --Mike Krukow, former Major League pitcher, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants; color commentator, San Francisco Giants
    "The soul of baseball is in the stories it tells. Hard to Grip is an inspirational, sad and amusing tale of a real life, told right by Emil DeAndreis." --Tim Brown, co-author with Jim Abbott, New York Times best-seller Imperfect: An Improbable Life ; co-author with Rick Ankiel, The Phenomenom
    " Hard to Grip is the genuine article: A baseball story about a player and his traumatic, insane, hilarious and completely relatable love of the game—and how fragile that love is." —Dirk Hayhurst, former professional baseball pitcher; author, New York Times best-seller The Bullpen Gospels
    " Hard to Grip is a quintessential baseball story: one of talent, success, disappointment and redemption. DeAndreis writes with honesty and humor about losing the sport that was once his identity, and his struggle to find a new one." --Justin St. Germain, author, Son of a Gun and winner, 2013 Barnes & Noble Great New Writers Award for Nonfiction
    "It is rare to read an account of a young man's struggle to cope with RA. Emil DeAndreis hits a home run in this honest and raw memoir about his life in and out of baseball." --Alida Brill, co-author, Dancing at the River's Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness
    "In his funny/sad/unfiltered memoir, Emil DeAndreis poignantly paints a picture of one young man's lost aspirations . . . and how to climb back on the metaphorical mound and learn new and more meaningful pitches." --Larry Colton, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies; author, Counting Coup and Southern League
    "Emil's passion for the game brings me back to childhood. I can smell the ballpark, the grass, the dirt. His love for the game is felt on every page, and is contagious to us 'last of the old dogs.'" —Tim Flannery, Third Base Coach for three-time World Series champions the San Francisco Giants
    "Just finished a great book by Emil DeAndreis. Hard to Grip . A fun & honest look inside the struggles faced & love needed to chase a dream." —Dallas Braden, former MLB pitcher, Oaklands A's; commentator, ESPN's Monday Night Baseball
    Pages: 326  Size: 205x135mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - April   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: sport : Memoirs
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Never Say No To A Rock Star
    Sub-title: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More...
    By (author): Glenn Berger
    ISBN10-13: 1943156085 : 9781943156085
    In 1974, at the age of seventeen, author Glenn Berger served as "Schlepper" and apprentice to the legendary recording engineer Phil Ramone at New York City's A&R Studios, and was witness to music history on an almost daily and nightly basis as pop and rock icons such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, and James Brown performed their hit-making magic, honed their sound, strutted their stuff, bared their souls, and threw epic tantrums. In this memoir, full of revelatory and previously unknown anecdotal observations of these musical giants, Glenn recounts how he quickly learned the ropes to move up from schlepperhood to assistant to the tyrannical Ramone, and eventually, to become a recording engineer superstar himself. Not only is Never Say No to A Rock Star a fascinating, hilarious and poignant behind-the-scenes look of this musical Mecca, but Berger, now a prominent psychologist, looking back through the prism of his youthful experience and his years working as a counselor and therapist, provides a telling and honest examination of the nature of fame and success and the corollaries between creativity, madness and self-destruction.
    'Never Say No to a Rock Star' was reviewed in Dutch magazine 'The Moors Magazine' in December 2017.

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    "A fascinating and meticulously detailed virtual tour of life in the recording studio . . . It is also a collection of juicy thumbnail sketches of the show-biz titans . . . Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra, Fosse." —Don Shewey, journalist, author, Sam Shepard
    "Glenn takes the reader to the universe of the great A&R studio in New York where some of the most memorable music of the past century was made. Congratulations, Glenn, you tell it the way it was. And I loved reliving it with you." —Judy Collins, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and author
    "This book is a delicious tonic for children of the 60's, 70's, 80's and children yet to come." —Kevin Odegard, guitar player on Blood on the Tracks ; co-author, A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks
    "With humor and self-deprecation, Berger shares a glimpse of life behind the scenes with artists including the New York Dolls, and Solomon Burke." — Publishers Weekly
    "Berger's studio revelations can't help but be enthralling: it's only rock 'n' roll, but we still like it." —Charmaine Chan, South China Morning Post
    "This is the rare 'insider' book on the rock music business in its heyday. Berger's perspective -- that of a young, earnest kid from Brooklyn...is refreshingly honest, and told without guile. Highly recommended." —thevinylpress.com
    "Not only are the stories he relates interesting and even somewhat scandalous (and definitely juicy), there's a special insight and humanity in this book that makes it a joy to read." —Bob Rush, forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com
    "Former whizzkid engineer Glenn Berger has skilfully captured 'the entire recording experience, the people, the music, the personalities, the tension, the magic' in this finely-detailed account of his career with top NYC producer Phil Ramone." —Kris Needs, Record Collector
    "The author's writing style is direct, personal and filled with honesty and sly humor. The 24/7 activity, as well as the sheer terror inherent in the recording process, are described in a straightforward, easy to gather and appreciate style." —Nicholas F. Mondello, allaboutjazz.com
    Pages: 320  Size: 228.6x152.4mm  Illustrations: illus 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - July   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Popular music, easy listening : Biography: arts & entertainment
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Proceed With Caution
    Sub-title: Stories and a Novella
    By (author): Patricia Ratto Translated by: Andrea G. Labinger
    ISBN10-13: 1943156840 : 9781943156849
    In the tradition of surrealist masters Julio Cortàzar and Leonora Carrington, and joining contemporaries Guadalupe Nettel (Bezoar & Other Unsettling Stories) and Samanta Schweblin (Mouthful of Birds), Argentine writer Patricia Ratto's English language debut collection, Proceed With Caution, offers an alternate reality that is both mysterious and familiar. Whether it's a malevolent act born from the paranoia of living under a totalitarian regime, or the creeping sense of dread blanketing a small whaling town, the stories in Proceed With Caution linger in the memory, and make us question where the natural world ends and the supernatural begins. In "Rara Avis" a baby bird is rescued after dropping from the sky, only to transform from vulnerable creature to life-threatening menace. In the powerfully moving title story, an old woman lives out her final days accompanied by a mysterious doglike being that provides comfort even as it devours her memories. And in the novella "Submerged," an Argentine submarine crew during the Falklands War of the early 1980s navigates its way through a claustrophobic nightmare of boredom and terror, where the very meaning of being alive is cast in doubt. Translated from the Spanish by PEN/Heim award-winner Andrea G. Labinger, Proceed With Caution is a striking collection, brimming with emotion, animal instinct, and a sense of wonder that announces the arrival of a compelling new voice in Latin American literature.
    Pages: 171  Size: 203.2x127mm 
    PublishedSchaffner Press, Inc. - January   2021
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Short stories
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: Not yet Published 
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