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All the Wrong Notes - Adventures in Unpopular Music
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In All the Wrong Notes, Dave Hadfield offers a humorous and provocative insight into the world of folk music, His sure ear for the scene’s quirks and eccentricities produces unique takes on major figures like Bob Dylan, Ewan MacColl and Leonard Cohen. This is an ideal folk primer for anyone new to the genre and an entertaining ramble for those who know their gimbri from their mandolin.
Funny Bones - My Life in Comedy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,690. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Freddie 'Parrotface’ Davies was a superstar of British television, radio and variety theatre before, in the twilight of a packed career, he began to act in films such as the cult classic Funny Bones, alongside Lee Evans and Jerry Lewis. With a foreword by Ken Dodd, this unique autobiography is a poignant and hilarious evocation of a vanished world and a rich nostalgic treat for comedy connoisseurs
This Day in Game Show History: 365 Commemorations and Celebrations, Vol. 1 (January through March)
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 93,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This Day in Game Show History is a remarkable four-volume set chronicling the best stories—on camera and off—and the most noteworthy milestones for every day in the year.
Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Gray Rabbit Publications / Fantastic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Hugo Award finalist. In this collection of essays, film critic and sf fan Kimmel covers movies from Metropolis (1927), answering the absurd claim that the restoration of this silent classic negated its status as a science fiction film, to how Star Trek, Avatar, Moon, and District 9 may have made 2009 a "miracle year" for the genre.
Sell Your Idea to Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Dee LaDuke and Mark Alton Brown. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
You dream of a career in television. Or you currently work in television and can’t wait to get to the level where you can create and sell your own show. We're here to tell you that it can be done. You can have a career in television. You can sell your idea to television.
Poker Tilt
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,740. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Laurence Samuels. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
DUTCH BOYD is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner who has won and lost millions. Read his amazing true story of the sky highs and cavernous lows living the life of a professional poker player, and his struggle to hang on to his bankroll and his sanity.
Following Kaufman - June 2014
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,240. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A selection of 112 chess games that are relevant to "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White" are presented with a diagram for each move. There are four additional annotated Ruy Lopez Breyer Varation Indian games at the end of the book. A link to the pgn for the games is available in the Introduction.
The Impact of Innovation: Entertainment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Computers & technology
The Impact of Innovation series opens readers’ eyes to the world of new possibilities created by new technology. This book -- the first in the series -- begins the tour with a look at many areas of entertainment, including television, movies, music, and video games. Streaming services, 3D technologies, virtual reality, and plenty of other cutting-edge trends take center stage throughout the book.
Motown Encyclopedia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
Who Left Me In Charge?
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 58,300. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
A slightly unbalanced mom of four kids, married to a pastor. This is my journal entires of my Postpartum Panic Disorder : the good, bad and crazy!
Hot Chocolate For The Mind: Funny Stories from Comedian Dwayne Perkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Hot Chocolate For The Mind, is a collection of funny essays from Stand-Up Comedian Dwayne Perkins. He has traveled the world. Luckily his sense of humor, keen observational skills and laptop were with him along the way. This is the book David Sedaris would've written if he was a straight Black man from Brooklyn doing stand-up comedy in Dubai.
A Clown in the Trunk: A Memoir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The family that once took to the skies and soared on butterfly hang gliders, now rollicks across the landscape in other conveyances-from a broken-down van to the QE2, from a media-hyped "Love Train" to the Orient Express. Older now, but probably no wiser, Maralys Wills and her troupe find adventure lurking where no one else would think to look.
Frank Sidebottom - Out of His Head
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,930. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Empire Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The true story of the character that inspired the movie 'Frank', 'Out of His Head' is the authorised biography of the late Chris Sievey, whose life was considerably stranger than fiction.
Miner* Celebrity: How An Underground Artist Found Fame In NYC.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Essay » Sociology
Chronicles some of the events and episodes leading up to Marcus Taylor aka Marvalous, successfully selling his music on the streets of NYC for 7 years. Included in his many supporters are an inordinate amount of celebrities, along with some not as recognized, but none-the-less interesting characters. This so-called underground emcee relates amusing, sobering, and insightful recollections.
Welcome to Dissertation Hell: A (hilarious) Handbook for Doctoral Students
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,340. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
"Welcome to Dissertation Hell" is a compilation of selected posts from the Hellish Handbasket Blog, written and illustrated by Carol B. (AKA The Chronic Malcontent). Each post marks a memorable moment on her two-year journey from A.B.D. doctoral candidate to Ph.D. scholar. Humorous pen-and-ink drawings illustrate many of the posts. Frustrated grad students will find a kindred spirit here.
Following Kaufman - May 2014
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 208,810. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A selection of 172 chess games that are relevant to "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White" are presented with a diagram for each move. There are four annotated Queen's Indian games at the end of the book. A link to the pgn for the games is available in the Introduction.
Science Fiction: An Oral History
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,150. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
"Science Fiction: An Oral History" features in-depth dialogs with prominent authors of the genre's Golden Age (1930-1960) and New Wave (1960-1980) eras. Interview subjects include Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, Roger Zelazny, C.L. Moore, Leigh Brackett, Norman Spinrad and Robert Anton Wilson. Spontaneous, intelligent, and often very, very funny.
Symbols in Game of Thrones: The Deeper Meanings of Animals, Colors, Seasons, Food, and Much More
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
With dogs, wolves, ravens, blood flies, and so many more, animal symbolism is endlessly significant in Game of Thrones. This book explores places, colors, foods, items, weather, and all the other symbols, from ice and fire to apples and blood oranges. A delightful treat for fans of books, show, or both.
Designing Wargames - Introduction
Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Designing Wargames introduces the play and design of classic hex-and-counter board wargames. Written as a textbook, Designing Wargames speaks to board and computer game designers, board game players, and designers of serious war games for historical and military study. George Phillies is a Professor in the WPI Program in Interactive Media and Game Dvelopment, with lectures visible on YouTube.
A Successful Landing On Safe Ground - The Dangerous Escape From Khomeini’s Claws To The Land Of Freedom Sweden
Price: Free! Words: 118,740. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
This is the story of my life, a life with different dimensions, aspects and prospects from Iran to Sweden The story of a free-fall from the blue sky to the earth by the flying poet, writer, and artist, Akram Monfared-Arya.