The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 0062262289
ISBN 13: 9780062262288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The View from the Cheap Seats Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781472246875
ISBN 13: 147224687X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The View from the Cheap Seats Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1472208005
ISBN 13: 9781472208002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The View from the Cheap Seats Book Review:

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.

Up in the Cheap Seats

Up in the Cheap Seats
Author: Ron Fassler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-01-26
ISBN 10: 9780999315392
ISBN 13: 0999315390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up in the Cheap Seats Book Review:

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.

View from the Cheap Seats

View from the Cheap Seats
Author: Barry Holland
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN 10: 1524633119
ISBN 13: 9781524633110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

View from the Cheap Seats Book Review:

Poet Barry Holland wasnt born to riches and fancy things in South Wales. He recalls, blithely, that his family was so poor when he was young that, in wintertime, his dad would suck an extra strong mint and the whole family would sit around his tongue to stay warm. Now, he looks back on forty-two years of living in Newport and what those years have meant. View from the Cheap Seats is a collection of fictions, imaginings, as well as true stories from Hollands tumultuous life. He writes of his battles with mental illness as well as the challenges of being a single parentwith a mental illness. Poems draw upon visions Holland saw while sick to real people, the wild characters hes met along the way. Despite lifes difficulties, Holland weaves his quirky sense of humor through every word. He dedicates pages to his beloved son, LeuanHollands favorite rugby player and best friendand some serious words to delusion. But no matter how dark things get, how desperate the times, Holland believes in seeing the levity and finding whatever it is that keeps you laughing.

From the Cheap Seats

From the Cheap Seats
Author: Matthew Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2018-06-03
ISBN 10: 9781983065989
ISBN 13: 1983065986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Cheap Seats Book Review:

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

Speaking of Films

Speaking of Films
Author: Satyajit Ray
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780144000265
ISBN 13: 0144000261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking of Films Book Review:

India S Greatest Film-Maker On The Art And Craft Of Films Exactly Fifty Years Ago, In 1955, The Release Of Pather Panchali Heralded The Arrival Of A Master In The World Of Cinema. Over The Next Forty Years, Satyajit Ray Came To Be Regarded As One Of The World S Finest Film-Makers Ever. Today, More Than A Decade After His Death, He Continues To Be India S Most Respected Name In International Film Circles. Apart From His Achievements As A Director, Ray Was Also A Prolific Writer Of Novels, Short Stories, And Essays On Cinema. Speaking Of Films Brings Together Some Of Ray S Most Memorable Writings On Film And Film-Making. With The Masterly Precision And Clarity That Characterize His Films, Ray Discusses A Wide Array Of Subjects: The Structure And Language Of Cinema With Special Reference To His Adaptations Of Tagore And Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, The Appropriate Use Of Background Music And Dialogue In Films, The Relationship Between A Film-Maker And A Film Critic, And Important Developments In Cinema Like The Advent Of Sound And Colour. He Also Writes About His Own Experiences, The Challenges Of Working With Rank Amateurs, And The Innovations Called For When Making A Film In The Face Of Technological, Financial And Logistical Constraints. In The Process, Ray Provides Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Glimpses Of The People Who Worked With Him The Intricacies Of Getting Chhabi Biswas, Who Had No Ear For Music, To Play A Patron Of Classical Music In Jalsaghar; The Incredible Memory Of The Seventy-Five-Year-Old Chunibala Devi, Indir Thakrun Of Pather Panchali, And Her Remarkable Attention To Details. This First-Ever Translation Of Bishay Chalachitra, A Seminal Collection Of Essays On Cinema, Speaking Of Films Retains The Lucidity And Simplicity That Is A Hallmark Of Ray S Writing, And Gives An Invaluable Insight Into The Mind Of A Genius.

Rebel Sisters

Rebel Sisters
Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 1473508606
ISBN 13: 9781473508606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebel Sisters Book Review:

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER, SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 IRISH BOOK AWARDS With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland. Bright, beautiful and intelligent, the Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the conventions of their privileged, wealthy Anglo-Irish background and their mother Isabella’s expectations. As War erupts across Europe, the spirited sisters soon find themselves caught up in Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Muriel falls deeply in love with writer Thomas MacDonagh, artist Grace meets the enigmatic Joe Plunkett – both leaders of ‘The Rising’ – while Nellie joins ‘The Citizen Army’ and takes up arms to fight alongside Countess Markievicz in the rebellion. On Easter Monday 1916, the Rising begins, and the world of the Gifford sisters and everyone they hold dear is torn apart in a fight that is destined for tragedy. ‘Engrossing’ Irish Sunday Times 'Marvellous ... A gripping read' Irish Independent ‘Finally, women are being written back into the history of [Ireland's] awakening’ Irish Mail on Sunday

Rising Strong

Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 081298580X
ISBN 13: 9780812985801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rising Strong Book Review:

"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"--

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman
Author: Joseph Michael Sommers,Kyle Eveleth
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN 10: 1496821661
ISBN 13: 9781496821669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN 10: 1433522500
ISBN 13: 9781433522505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Waste Your Sports Book Review:

“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.

Curmudgucation

Curmudgucation
Author: Peter Greene
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN 10: 9781515375265
ISBN 13: 1515375269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curmudgucation Book Review:

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.

Good and Angry

Good and Angry
Author: David Powlison
Publsiher: New Growth Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN 10: 1942572980
ISBN 13: 9781942572985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good and Angry Book Review:

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.

Make Good Art

Make Good Art
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 0062266829
ISBN 13: 9780062266828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Good Art Book Review:

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.

Chu s First Day of School

Chu s First Day of School
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 006240010X
ISBN 13: 9780062400109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chu s First Day of School Book Review:

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.

Inside American Gods

Inside American Gods
Author: Emily Haynes
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 145215614X
ISBN 13: 9781452156149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside American Gods Book Review:

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

Sight Lines from the Cheap Seats

Sight Lines from the Cheap Seats
Author: Joseph Di Prisco
Publsiher: Vireo Book, A
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781945572524
ISBN 13: 1945572523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sight Lines from the Cheap Seats Book Review:

Sightlines from the Cheap Seats is the latest book of extraordinary poetry by prize-winning poet Joseph Di Prisco. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Dennis has praised Di Prisco's "strong and original voice." Dean Young, Pulitzer Prize finalist, wrote that "addressing unquenchable longing and the shadows of death and failure, the lyric engines of [his] poems propel us with vital combustions"; his work "is proof of the presence of a large, funny, and indefatigable spirit."

Art Matters

Art Matters
Author: Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 0062942654
ISBN 13: 9780062942654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Matters Book Review:

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.

In the Cheap Seats

In the Cheap Seats
Author: Springs Toledo
Publsiher: Exposure Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN 10: 9780954392468
ISBN 13: 0954392469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Cheap Seats Book Review:

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.

The Neil Gaiman Reader

The Neil Gaiman Reader
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0063031876
ISBN 13: 9780063031876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neil Gaiman Reader Book Review:

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.