Allen Salkin - From Scratch

America has come a long way from the handful of “dump and stir” cooking shows of the 1970s and 80s to the vast and vibrant television food scene of today, when most of the population seems to be on a first-name basis with the likes of Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, and Mario Batali. Now out in paperback, From Scratch: The Uncensored History Of The Food Network is the first book about the network that covers the whole story from the beginning. It includes a brand new afterword with behind-the-scenes revelations about a bullying Robert Irvine as he confronts a rising rival, a never-say-die Paula Deen trying to rebuild her brand against all odds, and a not-ready-for-her-close-up Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, as she struggles to adapt to being a TV star. Illuminating one of the most notable cultural and media trends of recent decades, the rise of a food-obsessed culture, the book also tells a powerful business story, revealing how creativity, chance, technology, and money sometimes work together and sometimes at cross purposes when building a brand. In its paperback form, it will continue to be devoured by devoted fans of food shows, by media business junkies who want to know how an empire was created, and by everyone curious about what some of today’s best known pop culture personalities are really like behind the scenes.

Allen Salkin's journalism has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and Details. He produces and stars in video interviews of food celebrities for a variety of websites. A well-known trend spotter, his article on the renewed popularity of monocles attracted worldwide attention in spring 2014. Allen was a featured player on the E! reality show #1 Single, has appeared in documentaries including True Hollywood Story: Chris Farley, and on numerous outlets to discuss his first book Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us, about the Seinfeld-inspired celebration.

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$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780399159329
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Published: Putnam Adult, 10/2013

Patricia Garfield - Schmoopie's Dream

When Schmoopie, the runt and sole survivor of a litter is rescued from the pound, her wish for a new family is fulfilled beyond her wildest dreams. Children’s therapy centers and humane societies use the entertaining and inspirational story of Schmoopie’s Dream: From Pound to Penthouse as an additional healing tool.

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., is a worldwide authority on dreams.  She is one of the six co-founders of The Association for the Study of Dreams and was the 1998-99 President. Her bestseller Creative Dreaming is considered a classic, and is available in fourteen languages.

 

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ISBN-13: 9780991617418
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Published: Dr. Patricia Garfield's Center for Creative D, 6/2014

Erin Michelson - Adventure Philanthropist

The plan was there was no plan—visit all seven continents, see what happens. Erin Michelson is a high adventuress, who lives life on the edge. Giving up a successful business, her stake to a house, and all of her possessions, she decides to just take the money and run. Surviving swindlers and saints, she struggles to keep her eyes and heart open. Her escapades not only show us how best to tackle a minefield, how to bathe an elephant, and where to find a string of pearls, but also how to make a world of difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable. For two years, she volunteers across the globe, searching for an authentic experience and the chance to reach out and leave the world, even just a small part of it, a better place. This is the life of an Adventure Philanthropist!

Erin Michelson is a recognized social entrepreneur and recipient of multiple international awards. Having left the world of corporate finance to work with nonprofit organizations, she built a successful consulting firm helping nonprofit organizations achieve exponential growth.

 

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$20.34
ISBN-13: 9780991001606
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Published: Emcom LLC, 11/2013

Maria Duenas - The Heart Has Its Reasons

Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life. With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes readers from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one’s life anew. 

María Dueñas is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Time in Between. She holds a PhD in English Philology and is currently a professor at the University of Murcia. She has also taught at American universities, is the author of several academic articles, and has participated in various educational, cultural, and editorial projects. 

 

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$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781451668339
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Published: Atria Books, 11/2014

Alev Croutier - Harem: The World Behind the Veil

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Harem: The World Behind the Veil is a a fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, it's been translated into twenty-five languages.

Alev Lytle Croutier
is the author of Taking the Waters and three critically acclaimed novels, The Palace of Tears, Seven Houses, and Leyla: The Black Tulip. Born in Turkey, Croutier studied at Oberlin College and founded the publishing company Mercury House.
 
 
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$29.95
ISBN-13: 9780789212061
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Published: Abbeville Press, 9/2014

Carine McCandless - The Wild Truth

Chris McCandless is well-known to many. The millions who have read Jon Krakauer’s iconic Into the Wild or seen Sean Penn’s acclaimed film of the same name have become enthralled by his story—either celebrating or condemning the young man who wandered alone into the wilds of Alaska, only to starve to death a few months later.

In the more than twenty years since his body was discovered, readers and viewers have struggled to understand what motivated him to forsake his belongings, abandon his family, and embrace the harsh wilderness. And for twenty years, his beloved sister, Carine McCandless, has wrestled with the decision about sharing what she knew. Deciding to set the record straight amidst the many misconceptions about her brother, Carine reveals the truth behind his fateful journey while sharing the remarkable details of her own in The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival.

Carine McCandless is an entrepreneur, activist and mother.  She has been successfully self-employed since she started her first business at the age of nineteen. As a public speaker her presentations are featured in education and corporate venues across the United States. She is the sister of literary icon Chris McCandless, and consulted closely with Jon Krakauer on his bestselling book Into the Wild. She also worked as a direct advisor and script contributor to Sean Penn for his film adaptation of the book.

 

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The Wild Truth (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062325143
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Published: HarperOne, 11/2014



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