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To the Torches Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9798718140835
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Published: Christian Madsen - July 1st, 2001

My poetry is a reflection on love, connection, and the time and space those things live in. it's not a world of accepting, it's a world of wonder, and finding moments between one another, that bring out the real in each other. - Christian James Madsen


A Mile In Our Shoes: Personal stories of global journeys Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781698511191
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Published: Independently Published - December 6th, 2019

Nine women from around the globe unite to create this extraordinary international book project that presents the multifaceted issues of migration and relocation, the challenges the authors encountered, as well as how they journeyed on in this life with humor and strength of spirit.


God Has Infinite Frequency, CL Cover Image
$28.67
ISBN: 9781735803708
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Published: Foundation for Inner Peace - January 15th, 2021

Don't You Know Who I Am?: A Rock N' Roll Hollywood Tale Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9798692604620
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Published: Independently Published - October 1st, 2020

The tale of the legendary punk band The Orifice Of The Oracle is a roller coaster ride  into Hollywood’s dark side. It plunges through Tinsel Town’s underbelly immersing  you in behind-the scenes experiences with music, film, concert tours, sibling rivalry  and scandal – from someone who’s seen it all live.


Guide to Spiritual L. A.: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781945085093
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Published: Green Tara Press - September 24th, 2020

WINNER OF TWO NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: 2020 Nautilus Awards and 2020 National Indie Book Awards:  "The essential L.A. travel reference book" - The Prairies Book Review. “"... a free-wheeling tour of New Age and other spiritual sites in and around L.A.” Kirkus Reviews.


Accrochage Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9782940672011
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Published: Concrete Comedy - January 1st, 2020

"Robbins went on the art ride and threw up!" -- Jerry Saltz


"In the tradition of Oscar Wilde’s 'Critic as Artist,' Accrochage delivers shrewd and biting commentary as well as charming fun. Robbins remains an important original thinker in our sea of boilerplate groupthink. Before you drink the Kool-Aid, read David Robbins." -- Matt Cook 


Imagined Travels to Places I've Never Been or Care to See Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9798500018793
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Published: John Johnson - May 7th, 2021

Imagined Travels to Places I’ve Never Been or Care to See is a parody of travel books during a time when people who don’t care to travel aren’t allowed to anyway. Go on imagined trips without leaving home!  Some is true, but a lot isn’t.  I hope you laugh!

- John Johnson


The Wonderful Wizards of Art: An Illustrated Odyssey Through the Land of Oz Cover Image
$150.00
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ISBN: 9780999471104
Published: Daniel Edward Kinske - April 1st, 2021

The Wonderful Wizards of Art: An Illustrated Odyssey Through The Land of Oz is an 11x17” book capturing art from the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Culminating with MGM’s, The Wizard of Oz. Copies numbered (001 to 515) and signed by Judy Garland’s stand-in: centenarian Caren Marsh-Doll.


Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise: Prelude Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9781735270746
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Published: Editions Lathebiosas - September 12th, 2020

PRELUDE is the first of four volumes. It is a Conte de fée of Zoë on a promenade, in France, set in 1913, from the South of France near Montpellier to Boulogne-sur-Mer in the North and all the persons she meets during her travels who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Religion, Humanity, Mythology, Myth, and Fey with the beginning of the Great War lurking, and la Belle Époque and the Second Age of Enlightenment soon to vanish.


Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise: Entr'acte Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781735270715
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Published: Editions Lathebiosas - September 26th, 2020

ENTR’ACTE is the Second volume of Zoë, on her promenade, in France, set in 1913, from Saint-Étienne, Lyon and Clermont, and of those she meets from Humanity and Faery during her travels who address philosophy, theories and mores of Religion, Myth, Reality, Humanity, Dreams, the Arcane and Fey in the state of Existence


Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise: Escapade Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781735270722
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Published: Editions Lathebiosas - September 29th, 2020

ESCAPADE is the Third volume of Zoë, on her promenade, in France, set in 1913, and all of the persons she meets during her travels, in Hookland, Mâcon, and Bucarest, who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Reality, Dreams, Myth, and Fey.


Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise: Intermède Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9781735270739
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Published: Editions Lathebiosas - October 1st, 2020

INTERMÈDE is the Final volume of this Histoire des fées of Zoë on her promenade, in France during the last months of 1913, and all of the persons she meets during her travels, in Avallon and Les Ardennes, who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Reality, Dreams, Myth, and Fate.


Falling Into The Silence Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781715846084
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Published: Blurb - July 28th, 2021

Author Margaret Seven Wellman is the daughter of iconic filmmaker William A. Wellman. “Falling into the Silence” is her collection of short stories that explore themes of memory and self-discovery, illustrating how home doesn’t end when we leave. Home is a place we hold inside us forever.


Bicycle Odyssey: An Around-The-World Journey of Inner and Outer Discovery Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781982256166
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Published: Balboa Press - October 7th, 2020

Take a year off, pack everything you need on your bicycle, and pedal around the world. Then watch the adventure unfold. Told with vivid observations about the world and the people in it, “Bicycle Odyssey” documents a rich and enlightening pilgrimage to magical, hidden places and a challenging bicycling adventure.


Where Compassion Begins: Foundational Practices to Enhance Mindfulness, Attention and Listening from the Heart Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781737462200
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Published: Jared Seide - June 19th, 2021

Where Compassion Begins is an invitation to build the muscle of compassion, through exercises and practices that enhance our capacity to listen from the heart and, in so doing, take care of ourselves and those around us. Such deep, heartfelt listening, without judging, creates the conditions for compassion to arise. 


Loosely Based Stories on a Life Loosely Lived. Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781098390693
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Published: BookBaby - August 31st, 2021

Loosely Based Stories on a Life Loosely Lived,” is an unbridled romp that spans 70 years in 62 pages. It’s about growing up Leslie and how she survived a hanging, spankings, hitchhiking, touring, marryingx3, hunting, advertising...you get the idea, right? 


Life By Misadventure Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781737550617
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Published: Michael Barrie - August 4th, 2021

Writer-actor-artist Max Barrie chronicles his struggles with addiction and depression and women in a series of autobiographical articles that first ran in the arts magazine Autre.  Two previously unpublished pieces, fiction and nonfiction, round out this candid and witty collection by the LA born author. Barrie also illustrates the book.


Building You Up: The Novel & Soundtrack Cover Image
$25.55
ISBN: 9780578851822
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Published: By Alex Aller - November 11th, 2020

Growing up means learning loss and love are like songs from the same record. In this YA Fiction novel, seventeen-year-old Paisley confronts the impact of grief on her mental health, relationships, and future. In the original accompanying soundtrack you get to hear the record that got her through it all.


Ramona on Corona and... Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781951121570
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Published: Pamela Goldman - June 28th, 2021

The Restructuring: Who Are You? Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781098323738
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Published: BookBaby - December 9th, 2020

Digging deep within ourselves can be daunting and divine. It takes courage to reconnect with our innermost knowing. This collection of melodic prose provides you with emotional guidance and offers you the tools to hold yourself accountable to embarking upon your journey back to you.


Dennis Wilson and Charlie Manson Cover Image
By Jack Skelley, Brian Walsby (Illustrator)
$10.00
ISBN: 9781098374310
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Published: Fred & Barney Press - August 15th, 2021

Dennis Wilson and Charlie Manson by Jack Skelley (Fred and Barney Press) depicts the life and death of Beach Boys Drummer Dennis Wilson and his relationship with cult killer Manson. Jack recently discussed it on KCRW’s Bookworm, Book Musik, and Dennis Cooper blog. Reviews have appeared in Big Other and Filthy Dreams. Book Soup has copies of the first printing.


Because They're Young Cover Image
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ISBN: 9798574036310
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Published: Joseph Bauer - November 20th, 2020

BECAUSE THEY’RE YOUNG, blockbuster urban crime novel by rock star Joey Bauer, is a young adult/new adult ride or die Amazon bestseller: framed and fearless teens at Los Angeles' notorious Juvenile Hall, led by a charismatic young social worker, fighting the Law to the finish. Based on a true story.


Punch Cover Image
$16.55
ISBN: 9781483426044
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - February 19th, 2019

Punch- a pompous, jowly, elderly fish- recounts his glorious past when he perceived himself to be the center of attention at Madame Rothschild’s beloved villa in the south of France. He tells his story with a delight of fantasy and curiosity, seeking answers to why he’s where he is and how he got there. A beautiful read for all ages, the book is a unique approach at learning French history and is complete with a glossary to expand the reader's vocabulary. Visit us online at www.JerrySingerBooks.com where you can check out Leap In: an interactive part of our site for children to learn about French culture, geography, receive at-home science projects, and more! Happy Reading!!

 


Blueboo Cover Image
$20.00
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ISBN: 9780578758947
Published: Independently Published - December 24th, 2019

A blue monster living in the Brown Woods meets with the last caterpillar left in the forest. Known as “Blueboo “the caterpillar eater, he will discover the true meaning of love when he realizes that she is different from the others.


The Bear in the Chair Cover Image
By Steve Abramson, Susan Erlich (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781733362702
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Published: Steve Abramson - September 1st, 2020

What happens when Myles, the messiest 8-year-old boy in the world, meets Moxley, the messiest circus bear in the world?  Well, a lifelong friendship begins, of course.


Porn Again Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780990754619
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Published: JBS Books - November 4th, 2014

In PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR, Josh Sabarra throws open the proverbial closet -- and bedroom --doors, taking readers on a Hollywood thrill-ride through growing up, coming out, coming of age and finally finding himself at 40. Despite being a high-level entertainment executive, Josh was still a virgin at 31. Uncomfortable in his own skin, haunted by painful childhood memories, he kept laser-focused on building an unparalleled career trajectory at the expense of his personal life.

Tormented by schoolmates for being "different," Josh clung to his aberrantly close relationships with a small circle of adult females. But, even with that support, the shame and contempt that grew from his sexuality locked him in a prison of self-hate that robbed him of an emotional and sexual identity for more than three decades. Movie studio jobs, through which he met celebrity idols, led to friendships and relationships with some of the industry's most notable characters. Those intimacies created a false sense of acceptance and approval, requiring that he continue to up the stakes - celebrity lovers, the crazy world of online dating, sexual fetishists and porn stars-for-hire.

The gay best friend you always wanted, Josh Sabarra delivers a whip-smart, poignant memoir set against a glittering backdrop that is at once heartbreaking, glamorous, sexy and hilariously honest.


Pimps Whores and Patrons of Virtue Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781649906243
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Published: Palmetto Publishing - January 21st, 2021

Original, outrageous, refreshing, brutally honest, raw humor, in-your-face stream of consciousness and genuine depth of thought. Written with great passion for life and people: good, bad, indifferent. 

Manning writes in the first person, speaking directly to you! 32 unique pieces make an exceptionally captivating and compelling read, page after page, leaving you intellectually challenged, entertained, aching from belly laughs. 

Intelligence and a sense of humor preferred. 


Sleepwalking Through Life Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9781088965108
Published: Sheryl Hill - September 20th, 2019

 A TRUE STORY OF HOW ENVIRONMENTAL HYPNOSIS TRAPPED A WOMAN, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, FOR FIFTY YEARS!

“For Fifty Years, I Just Thought I Was Just Forgetful, Addicted and Phobic. Turns Out, I Was In a State of Hypnosis!”


I spent my entire life feeling less than adequate. As a young black girl growing up in Seattle in the 1960’s, my self esteem and self image was conceived during a trauma of racism and abuse. As I grew from a terrified child, to a rebellious teenager into an overwhelmed adult, I noticed I would often drift off into my own dreamworld, not remembering what I had been doing for hours at a time. I either became hyper focused on a single task, or wandering from room to room accomplishing nothing. I would lose important documents, tickets and jewelry and have no earthly idea where I left them. I was not able to stay awake in movies, at concerts, or while riding in a car. I began to feel overwhelmed and over burdened by my own life, which led to excessive drinking and overeating, evolving into unusual fears and phobias. Antidepressants and antianxiety medications did not work on me. Nothing worked. Until I discovered hypnotherapy.


Corona(tion) Year, Vol. 1: Short Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780578849713
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Published: Opiate - February 11th, 2021

Is it anything like the ten Plagues of Egypt? Well, fairly close. 2020 was a year like no other in history both modern and "ancient" (that includes the much referenced 1918 Spanish flu pandemic). A cauldron of circumstances combined to make the kickoff year to a new decade one of the nadirs of the twenty-first century (which is really saying something, considering how many there have been thus far). Yet 2020 did not merely "end" on December 31st, but will persist for the foreseeable future with its ripple effect aftermath. In Corona(tion) Year, Vol. 1: Short Stories, the unfolding of the pandemic as it happened is explored through narrative fiction that both stylizes and accurately depicts a world gone stark-raving mad, having absolutely no idea how to function or treat one another when necessary restrictions vastly reined in everyday selfishness and frivolity.


$11.99
SKU: 9748721257599

The Mortal instruments meets Supernatural in this edge of your seat thriller. After crash landing on an island not known on any mortal maps, Mercy Hawke finds herself hunted by the Seven Deadly Sins, every demon known to man, a terrifying cult, and the strongest evil since the dawn of time. Can one woman defeat an evil so strong even Satan runs away? 


Training to Be Myself: An Indulgent Odyssey of Obsessions, Confessions, and Curiosities Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781950301317
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Published: Inkshares - July 20th, 2021

In 2017, after a breakup and a funeral, Jake Jabbour took an Amtrak across the country to perform improv comedy and figure out who he was when he wasn’t himself. In the lineage of Chuck Klosterman’s Killing Yourself to Live, Jake chronicles his cross-country travels with an eye trained towards relationships, education and culture.


Diversionary Fires Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9798725964752
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Published: Independently Published - June 10th, 2021

di-ver-sion-ar-y

Intended to distract attention from something more important.

'Diversionary Fires' is more than a saga, mystery or thriller...it's an acrid journey through the ironic life of an uncompromising woman who always has a book of matches ready. 

Where there's smoke, there's fire. And where there's fire, there's Tara Atwater. 

Tara learned the art of the diversionary fire in 1970 from grandmother Beryl, her mentor in flame. She grows too quickly into a mother who never knew her own, raising a son who will never know his father, along Ohio's Fuego River. She mows yards, empties bedpans and presses shirts and, when she dreams, it's for her son Dare.

So, when Tara comes to hold the right combination of numbers to a record-breaking lottery, she has one problem before she can claim the winnings: what to do about the dead boyfriend, stabbed by her teenage son, on the kitchen floor? 

It was, after all, his ticket.

A diversionary fire will again be the answer. From the most marginal means to material comforts never imagined, as variants of crimson swirl through five decades of the Atwater family, Tara will learn that good luck and bad luck can look dangerously alike. 


Lindsay Lohan Stole My Life: A Satire of the 00s Cover Image
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ISBN: 9789463863797
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Published: Opiate - July 2nd, 2019

A lurid account of how the socialite world became riddled with riffraff at the (allegedly) unwitting hands of Lindsay Lohan. This seemingly small butterfly effect, Tate Carmichael maintains, is the cause of all that is wrong post-00s. In her damning account, no celebrity is spared. Carmichael scorches the earth with what’s left of her wealth (because, it’s true, money can buy anything, including tailored natural disasters). It’s her turn, after all, to be a star. Since it seems like literally everyone else is. 


The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem with Problems and Why Truth Matters Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781838371609
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Published: Logic Lane - March 8th, 2021

Over half of the profit will go towards making this handbook available to those who are otherwise unable to access it. 

Our biggest problem is one we don't know we have. 

By solving problems, we progress. When we choose not to solve them, we choose not to progress and suffer unnecessarily. Often, however, it’s a choice we don't know we're making.


Venetian Blonde Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781663219541
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Published: iUniverse - March 11th, 2021

A DRAKE HAYNES SIZZLER!

“She stopped me in my tracks. Made me think twice about sitting at the bar and ordering that drink. Alcohol can make me stupid and sloppy. And, when drinking, I had a habit of falling in love. I didn’t want to fall in love with Frankie. I guessed she could break my heart.”


Blackout Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953789099
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Published: Level Best Books - March 30th, 2021

New York’s crime world and gay scene converge in this compulsively plotted mystery that’s equal parts thrilling and heart-felt.

The mystery is twisty enough to keep you guessing, but the crumbs are all there for a satisfying resolution. For anyone who loves a good mystery, delightful characters, and bustling New York in the background.


Irksome Particulars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945028083
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Published: Publishing Genius Press - August 22nd, 2017

IRKSOME PARTICULARS is a collection of terse, forceful prose poems. Matt Cook’s fifth book explores a literary landscape that is at once comic, sad, outrageous, and quotidian. Finding inspiration every where (especially in history, philosophy, the workplace, and the neighborhood), Cook delivers a sensibility that is both surreal and every day, welcoming and expansive. This is a book to keep handy for re-reading and sharing.


La Femme Eidôlon Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781735270753
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Published: Theatre Optiscurus - December 8th, 2020

La Femme des Rêves apparaît en sa Présence tangible dans le Purgatoire on that voyage which was trespassed over a 50-year tryst: a Rêverie in Existence and Existence entransed from which one was parted yet not in solitude for Logic and Reason shall never subvert Senses and Sense.


What's the Story? the Director Meets Their Screenplay: An Essential Guide for Directors and Writer-Directors Cover Image
$42.95
ISBN: 9780367415877
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Published: Routledge - September 8th, 2020

An invaluable resource for any filmmaker who wants to understand the important creative interplay between the director and screenplay in bringing a story to life. ‘I cherish my time as his student at AFI, and count myself fortunate to now have this comprehensive guide to refer to.’ (Ari Aster.)


'Familiar': Story Telling Thirty Three Cover Image
$12.36
ISBN: 9781916271203
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Published: Percychatteybooks Publishing - October 30th, 2019

Thirteen collections of my short stories and poems have been published. These books reflect on childhood and family, animals, nature and transition. 

'Familiar’ is my first novel. The reader is taken from the U.K. across Europe to the USA in a supernatural adventure which blends horror and humour.


Sex & Coffee: A Bitter Little Time Capsule of Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9798672672007
Published: Pandemic Press - August 16th, 2020

At the tender age of 21, Destiny Jones had everything going for her: a promising acting career, a loving boyfriend who adored her, a scholarship to NYU. But it wasn't enough to quiet the self-doubt that plagued her. She'd have to lose it all to find herself.