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Reflection on the Looking Glass (Thoughts on being an Actor in our Times)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Reflection on the Looking Glass, (Thoughts on being an Actor in our times). In a jaunty ride through the world of acting, Peter James Haworth, actor/director/teacher brings his years of experience to vivid life in Reflection on the Looking Glass. He hones in on the essentials of storytelling, and makes the case that to give drama its true power the actor "needs to get out of the way."
The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,030. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by 18thWall Productions. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This book is dedicated to revealing the myriad easter-eggs and hints that tie together modern horror and prove the universe to be nothing more than a thing of fright. The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia is a reference guide of fictional crossovers within the horror genre, using a “six degrees” methodology.
The Catch-up Guide to Doctor Who: Repeat Characters, Plot Arcs, Heroes, Monsters, and the Doctor All Made Clear
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,840. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This book explains showrunner Steven Moffat’s complex story arcs from beginning to end along with running jokes and unseen references to previous stories. Get the quick simple histories of the Daleks, the Brigadier, and all the top characters and species. Read a quick overview on each Doctor and companion, plus their favorite tools and accessories. It's all inside.
The Fearmakers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Since the advent of moving pictures, filmmakers have sought to scare the viewer. Fear remains one of the deepest, primal emotions, and this book profiles twenty directors who have tapped into it. McCarty coined the phrase "splatter films." He covers the spectrum of "fearmakers" from George A. Romero to Jacques Torneur and Roman Polanski, from Roland West to John Carpenter and David Cronenburg.
Hollywood Ways
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,440. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Jack Sender came from the Midwest to Hollywood and got in the talent game. What began as a small-town boy's dream became reality. Read how it happens and encounter the stars he met on a five year spin in the big time. He was taught by the best and learned to live and love the life of being a professional talent. You'll experience the joys and heartaches and get a glimpse of the Hollywood ways.
Shakespeare for Slackers: Hamlet
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Series: Shakespeare for Slackers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,800. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This is Shakespeare translated, retold, vandalized, brutalized, and outright demolished to suit the language of the times.
Just Kidding (Not Really)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,890. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
In her first ebook, Angela Weight unabashedly addresses those tough situations that other, more weak-kneed authors shy away from. Written with candor, sarcasm and self-deprecating wit, "Just Kidding (not really)" offers 60 laugh-out-loud essays that can easily be read during the average bathroom sitting. (Individual experiences may vary.)
Plum Jam and Pot Mess: Coping with Chaos as a Schoolboy and Sailorboy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Norman Dabell has been a successful journalist, broadcaster and author for nearly 40 years but this is the story of his life before a pen and ink. Plum Jam and Pot Mess were two of Norman's favourite delicacies and they aptly sum him up. As a youngster he was often in a jam; when he served in the Royal Navy, he was nearly always in a mess.
Joss Whedon’s Names The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
With Whedon’s superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint’s names, and dozens of British names, he’s filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga, delighting fans who look closer. Examining Whedon’s naming through his five shows, plus his movie scripts and dozens of comics, reveals fascinating patterns for his dedicated followers.
I Sold My Gold Tooth for Gas Money: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Traveling is not for the timid of heart. What can go wrong often does, as twenty-six road warriors relate in this book. Whether it's driving across Canada at Christmastime or journeying to remote corners of the planet, you'll alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by these writers, and the often bizarre and extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in.
A Bear Stole My Fishing Boat: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,610. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
What happens when your trip goes awry? When your sandal-clad foot steps in the cow dung? Perhaps you too have watched with disbelief as your travel plans fell apart, and have been tempted to look up at the cosmos and cry, “Why me?” Join our posse of twenty-five traveling scribes as they endure some of the weirdest, wackiest, and most comic moments of misadventure you are ever likely to read about.
Never Trust a Smiling Bear: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The fifth volume in Summit Studios bestselling travel and outdoor humor series. Join thirty-one intrepid travel writers who will take you on a journey from Alaska to the Amazon to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s another helping of zany, absurd and downright preposterous tales of misadventure, some of which are hardly believable.
A Beaver is Eating My Canoe: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Have you ever felt like the Universe is laughing at you? Like you’re the butt of some great cosmic joke? Fear not! You are not alone. In this long-awaited sequel to Mugged by a Moose, we hope you’ll find a feeling of kinship with our twenty-five free-spirited wanderers as they relate some of their craziest, wackiest, funniest and most inspiring tales of travel from the far side of beyond.
Mugged by a Moose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Is a bad day spent outside really better than a good day at the office? This collection of twenty-three short stories, written by twenty semi-intrepid adventurers, aims to answer that question. Alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by our writers as they tell some of the most outrageous tales from the Great Outdoors you've ever heard.
History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. Discover the facts behind it: from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Doctor Who, folklore, fantasy, customs, cities, festivals, and much more.
The Pop Culture Holiday Sampler The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Buffy, Firefly, The Avengers, and More
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Price: Free! Words: 74,920. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Sample chapters of the greatest fannish guides by Valerie Estelle Frankel: Covering Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Outlander, Divergent, Hunger Games, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, comics, and more. Delight your fannish impulses with guides to all your favorite shows--a free download for all!
Toddler TV: a Befuddled Father's Guide to What the Kids are Watching
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
One of the problems of becoming a father in my late forties that I DIDN'T expect was watching television with my pre-schooler: “Daddy, can we watch Barney?” “Sure! The Andy Griffith Show is on in a few minutes!” “No Daddy, the purple dinosaur.” “Dino? I LOVE The Flintstones...” Reviews and commentary on over 100 shows aimed at ages 0-5 from the 1960s to now! Just what ARE our kids watching?
Fond Memories of Bygone Days (Or How I Learned to Slow Dance)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The late Fifties and the Sixties were simpler days. Some of our experiences then were amusing, others were frightening, but they were always interesting. This book shares the adventures of a black boy who grew up in a small college town in the American South during that period and who thoroughly enjoyed it.
My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Two
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This second volume of essays in the My Little Po-Mo series combines critical analysis of the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with ethnographic examination of its fandom, with a focus on what might be called the "dark side" of the latter. Sex, death, and chaos, handled as only a children's cartoon can!
Extremely Dark Chocolates: Bitterly Amusing Thoughts on Aging, Insanity, Death, Extinction & Other Inconveniences (Bayan's Tirades, Volume 1)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Join the author of "The Cynic's Dictionary" on a morbidly amusing tour of life's dark underside. Gathered from the vintage "tirades" on his Cynic's Sanctuary website, these eloquently witty essays help you chuckle sympathetically at the ghastly fates that the gods inflict on innocent organisms. (It beats screaming in terror, doesn't it?) Curiously intoxicating despite the bleak subject matter.