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New York Behind Closed Doors

New York Behind Closed Doors

  • Author: Polly Devlin
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
  • ISBN: 1423647327
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 224
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A look inside the homes of New York’s artists, designers, writers, and social influencers. Twenty-four homes and stories of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture—each space expressing the resident’s unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin’s in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent—and always lively and opinionated. From architectural grandeur to streamlined modern buildings, see how individuals turn older apartments and historic structures into places for comfortable living. Houses and apartments are sampled from across the city, including Tribeca, Murray Hill, Union Square, Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn, and more. This is a visual and literary feast. Polly Devlin is an author, journalist, broadcaster, art critic. From her roots in northern Ireland, Devlin’s career has taken her into the sophisticated world of arts and letters in London, New York, and Paris. A former features editor at Vogue, and a contributor to key British newspapers and magazines, she is currently adjunct professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. Photographer Annie Schlechter is a native New Yorker whose clients include New York Magazine, House Beautiful, Travel + Leisure, and The World of Interiors.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

  • Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761163980
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 544
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Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.

Writing Science

Writing Science

How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

  • Author: Joshua Schimel
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199760233
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 221
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"Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story, and it uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing and years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, Joshua Schimel shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension ... Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively and successfully in a competitive industry."--Back cover.

Home: the Best of the New York Times Home Section

Home: the Best of the New York Times Home Section

The Way We Live Now

  • Author: Noel Millea
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
  • ISBN: 0847859959
  • Category: Interior decoration
  • Page: 272
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Using photographs and editorial content from its vast home design archive, the editors of the New York Times Home section offer a look at how today's homeowners can make the most of their living spaces - whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting edge - and do it with style. Reflecting the latest and most innovative ideas in residential living, the projects profiled express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of today's architects, designers, and homeowners.

All Of Us There

All Of Us There

  • Author: Polly Devlin
  • Publisher: Virago
  • ISBN: 0349007829
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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Polly Devlin grew up in County Tyrone, on the shores of Lough Neagh, in the fifties -- but it might as well have been another time and place altogether. In this memoir she describes in witty, spontaneous and idiosyncratic prose her life as one of seven siblings in a Catholic family in Northern Ireland. 'A brooding, evocative study of Irish childhood, of the strong bonds of love and jealousy that sisters especially feel, the guilt-ridden pressures of religion, the magical countryside, the eccentric villagers. A hauntingly lovely work ... beautifully written with poetic intensity which seems to encapsulate the Irish character with all its wit and bitterness and gift for words' HOMES AND GARDENS

Something to Write Home about

Something to Write Home about

  • Author: Sahm Venter,Claude Colart,Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
  • ISBN: 9781919931951
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 279
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Journalists from around the world relate how various encounters, events, and moments have touched them during the course of their duties in this collection of writings.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

  • Author: Anne Lamott
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307424983
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 272
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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

Storycraft

Storycraft

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

  • Author: Jack Hart
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226318168
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 266
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A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.

Sisters and Lovers

Sisters and Lovers

  • Author: Connie Briscoe
  • Publisher: One World
  • ISBN: 0804113343
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 409
  • View: 2662
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Three sisters from Washington--a single businesswoman, a married mother, and a working-class woman with a dissolute husband--struggle with personal crises and unfaithful men, while both confiding in and keeping secrets from each other. Reissue.

Who's Your City?

Who's Your City?

How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

  • Author: Richard Florida
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 9780307372130
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3838
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International Bestseller All places are not created equal. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Florida shows that where we live is increasingly a crucial factor in our lives, one that fundamentally affects our professional and personal prospects. As well as explaining why place matters now more than ever, Who’s Your City? provides indispensable tools to help you choose the right place for you. It’s a cliché of the information age that globalization has made place irrelevant, that one can telecommute as effectively from New Zealand as New York. But it’s not true, Richard Florida argues, relying on twenty years of innovative research in urban studies, creativity, and demographic trends. In fact, as new units of economic growth called mega-regions become increasingly specialized, the world is becoming more and more “spiky” — divided between flourishing clusters of talent, education and competitiveness, and moribund “valleys.” All these places have personalities, Richard Florida explains in the second half of Who’s Your City?, and happiness depends on finding the city in which you can balance your personal and career goals to thrive. More people than ever before now have the opportunity to choose where to live, but at different points in our lives we need different kinds of places, he points out — what a couple of recent college graduates want from their city isn’t necessarily what a retiree is looking for. You have to find the place that suits you best: a boho-burb neighbourhood isn’t likely to be the best fit for patio man. So, for the first time, Who’s Your City? ranks cities by their fitness for various life stages, rating the best places for singles, young families, and empty nesters. It summarizes the key factors that make place matter to different kinds of people, from professional opportunities to the closeness of family to how well it matches their lifestyle, and provides an in-depth series of steps to help you choose the right place wisely. Sparkling with Richard Florida’s signature intellectual originality, Who’s Your City? moves from insights to studies to personal anecdotes, from a startling “Singles Map” of the United States to surprising data on the difference aesthetics makes to people’s sense of place. A perceptive and transformative book, it is both a brilliant exploration of the fundamental importance of place and an essential guide to making what may be the most important decision of your life.

Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

  • Author: Mary H. K. Choi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534408983
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 400
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“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

New York

New York

A Guide to the Fashion Cities of the World

  • Author: Megan Hess
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant
  • ISBN: 9781743791714
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 192
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An illustrated guide to the fashionista's New York – from one of the world's most sought-after fashion illustrators Let one of the world's most successful fashion illustrators guide you through one of the world's greatest fashion cities. From Chanel to Dior, Bloomingdales to Bergdorf Goodman, Megan Hess has drawn for some of the most prestigious fashion brands around and experienced the incredible style the city of New York has to offer. In her latest book, Megan Hess takes you on an adventure, showing you the best places for a fashionista to eat, sleep, and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style. Featuring fashionthemed restaurants, hotels, and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favorite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.

Writing Philosophy

Writing Philosophy

A Student's Guide to Reading and Writing Philosophy Essays

  • Author: Lewis Vaughn
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190853013
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Reading and Writing Philosophy Essays, Second Edition, is a concise, self-guided manual that covers how to read philosophy and the basics of argumentative essay writing. It encourages students to master fundamental skills quickly--with minimal instructor input--and provides step-by-step instructions for each phase of the writing process, from formulating a thesis, to creating an outline, to writing a final draft, supplementing this tutorial approach with model essays, outlines, introductions, and conclusions. Writing Philosophy is just $5 when packaged with any Oxford University Press Philosophy text. Contact your Oxford representative for details and package ISBNs.

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods

A Journey to the End of Classic Rock

  • Author: Steven Hyden
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062657151
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4040
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“A wise meditation on why classic rock stars keep trucking, both on the road and in our dreams. Every page is an irresistible argument starter.”—Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks. In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?

Hidden New York

Hidden New York

A Guide to Places That Matter

  • Author: Marci Reaven,Steven J. Zeitlin,Martha Cooper
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813538907
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 381
  • View: 8187
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Thirty-two unusual locations that cover all five boroughs of New York City are detailed in this guide that takes one through the historical and cultural significance of Brooklyn's Empire Roller Disco, Hua Mei Garden on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Coney Island, Arthur Avenue Market, Strawberry Fields, Governors Island, and others. Original.

A Year in the Life of an English Meadow

A Year in the Life of an English Meadow

  • Author: Andy Garnett,Polly Devlin,Chris Smith
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • ISBN: 9780711227224
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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Andy Garnett and his wife, the writer Polly Devlin, bought Cannwood Meadow in 1983. Realizing that this Somerset meadow, which has benefited from benign husbandry over many years, contains an amazing variety of wild flowers, grasses and rushes that provide feeding for moths, butterflies and other insects - some of them very rare - they asked English Nature if they would be interested in making a survey of the field. As a result of this survey Cannwood Meadow was nominated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by the Nature Conservancy Council. This book presents an illustrated record of Cannwood Meadow through the seasons, an account of its ecology and a review of its plants, animal life and husbandry, compiled by the Garnetts with the assistance of botanist Dr Chris Smith. A special feature is that it includes reproductions of pressings of 108 plants, which can thus be examined in minute detail. It is an invaluable record of a year in the life of an English meadow.

On Writing

On Writing

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743455967
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Misery

Misery

A Novel

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501143107
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 7568
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After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive.

How to Get A Literary Agent

How to Get A Literary Agent

  • Author: Michael Larsen
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402234031
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6757
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Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a