Mickey Huff & Peter Phillips - Censored 2015

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Censored 2015—Project Censored’s annual yearbook of the top 25 most censored stories and media analysis as voted on by activists, scholars, and media workers across the country—continues where last year’s volume left off: The US has left Iraq with an epidemic of cancers and birth defects. A fifth of Americans go hungry. The richest global 1 percent hide trillions in offshore tax havens... and so much more that didn’t make the front (or even back) page.
           
Informative and timely, appalling and sometimes uplifting, Censored 2015 alerts readers to the stories that were quashed in favor of media bias, celebrity scandals, and self-censorship, in hopes that we the people, armed with knowledge, can stop the gears in motion before it’s too late.

Project Censored director Mickey Huff is a co-chair of the history department and professor of social science at Diablo Valley College, and, with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips, co-host of the Project Censored Show on KPFA (Berkeley), which rebroadcasts on WBAI, No Lies Radio, Progressive Radio Network, and other stations.

 

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ISBN-13: 9781609805654
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Published: Seven Stories Press, 10/2014

Gretchen Schields & Suzi Click - Trunk Show and Fashion Workshop

12/13/2014 12:00 pm

Would you like to add beauty and depth to your life by the ways you can adorn yourself and your home?  We adorn for the power of creating ourselves as works of art.

Gretchen Schields’
collaboration with Suzi Click is the happy meeting of kindred spirits whose passions and Artisan Fashion work mix perfectly in creating the Artful Life.  They hope to inspire others by sharing their ideas with you in their seminars and on their website and blog The Power of Adornment.

Jewelry designer Gretchen Schields is well known for her dramatic stone and textile necklaces that incorporate ethnic treasures in their design. A former illustrator, Gretchen collaborated with friend Amy Tan to produce two beloved children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat.

Suzi Click is an artisan clothing and accessories designer. Tribal cultures, especially with fabrics hand crafted by women, and silhouettes from the 1920’s are her primary inspirations. She travels the world searching for the rare ethnic fabrics and trimmings that make her intricate and detailed jackets, bags and scarves so original. 

 

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The Moon Lady (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780689806162
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Published: Aladdin, 11/1995

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ISBN-13: 9780027888355
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 9/1994

Herbert Anderson - The Divine Art of Dying

Examining what the dying person and their caregivers can expect, The Divine Art of Dying looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death. Based on the author’s own experience, it’s about how we might die well and live well up to the very end of our physical existence. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, this book identifies the decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones and friends must make. Unlike other books on dying, The Divine Art of Dying takes a broader approach than just a medical one. It is not a case book but rather a well-integrated look at the divine art of living and dying to the fullest, including spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.

Karen Speerstra was a writer, editor, and the author of ten books, including the Nautilus gold medal winner, Sophia: the Feminine Face of God. She passed away in November 2013 shortly after completing the manuscript for The Divine Art of Dying.

Herbert Anderson is a Research Professor of Practical Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley and a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has taught a course on dying and grieving every year since 1972. He is the author or coauthor of over 90 articles and 13 books on topics such as death and grief, family living, ritual and narrative, empathy, and men’s spirituality.

Dr. Ira Byock is one of the foremost palliative-care physicians in the country and an expert in end of life decisions. His book Dying Well has sold over 50,000 copies. He served as the president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is currently the director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center.

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ISBN-13: 9781611250237
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Published: Divine Arts, 9/2014

Tony Brasunas - Double Happiness

Tony Brasunas had never left the United States nor taught a class on anything when he arrived in hot, coastal Guangzhou, China, armed only with a beginner’s grasp of the language. He was thrown in front of thirty-seven awestruck ninth graders. Trial and error in the classroom, trickery and generosity in the street markets, and conversations over mouth-watering rabbit with new friends fueled a hunger to understand China and drew him deeper and deeper into his new community. When the school year ended, a harder and sweeter journey began. With just a backpack and a handful of wild expectations, he set off alone across the vastness of China, along the Silk Road in the north, and to ancient Tibet in the west. His rugged path brought friendship, danger, romance, and wild encounters with fate that transformed his basic understanding of right and wrong, beauty and love, suffering and happiness. Double Happiness is a bold and inspiring journey across China and through the soul of a young American.

Tony Brasunas grew up on a commune in West Virginia. He attended a public high school in Georgia and a small college in Massachusetts, then boarded a plane for the People's Republic of China. When he’s not writing, he’s working at a solar energy company, playing guitar, or traveling near and far with his wife.

 

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ISBN-13: 9780991166299
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Published: Torchpost Publishing, 12/2013

Left Coast Writers®: Erin O’Donoghue Thompson - Only a Stone's Throw

Erin O'Donoghue Thompson's book, Only a Stones Throw, is a personal memoir chronicling the lows and highs of parenting her eldest daughter to adulthood after she was mentally disabled as a newborn. It's an honest tale of love and strength when life deals out surprises with unexpected results.

Erin O’Donoghue Thompson started writing at the age of seventeen. She was the editor of her high school newspaper but put her literary aspirations aside to raise a family. Once her eight children were on their own she did a ten year stint as a travel consultant, taking groups to China, photographic safaris to Africa, and groups of women on shopping tours to Hong Kong. In 2007 she was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This was a wake-up call to “do it now” whatever your dream may be. Her's was to write a book about the struggle raising Stephanie, her brain damaged daughter.

 

 

 

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Don George - An Innocent Abroad

In An Innocent Abroad, more than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives.

In his introduction, An Innocent Abroad editor Don George explains how innocence and worldliness intertwine into an intricate relationship that enables each to thrive: “As long as we continue into unfamiliar situations, to open our hearts and minds to foreign ways, as long as we are able to keep losing our innocence abroad, that innocence will never end—and our appreciation of the world, our embrace of this unembraceable whole, will extend, and extend, and extend.”

Contributers appearing alongside editor Don George will be Virginia Abbott, Jim Benning, Jeff Greenwald, Larry Habegger, Jenna Scatena,  Jane Smiley, and Lavinia Spalding.

Don George is the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications.  In 25 years of wandering, Don has visited more than 60 countries and has published more than 600 articles in newspapers and magazines around the globe.

Jim Benning is the Deputy Travel Editor for BBC.com. He has worked for the Travel Channel and various newspapers, and his writing has appeared in various magazines and books. 

Jeff Greenwald has traveled extensively through five continents, working as a journalist and photographer. In addition he has prepared exhibits, lectures and educational programs for San Francisco’s Exploratorium, the University of California, The Body Shop, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is the author of Shopping for Buddhas

Larry Habegger began publishing his writing about adventure and offbeat travel in 1980. His travel stories have appeared in magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad, including Outside, Travel & Leisure, and the Los Angeles Times

Jenna Scatena is a San Francisco-based writer, editor, and adventurer. She is an Editor-at-large, for San Francisco magazine. 

Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, grew up in St. Louis, and studied at Vassar and the University of Iowa, where she received her Ph.D. She is the author of eight other works of fiction.

Lavinia Spalding is a writer, editor, teacher, and public speaker. She’s series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and author of two books: Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant.

 

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$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781743603604
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Published: Lonely Planet, 11/2014



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