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This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Margot Leitman
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Release: 2015-10-13
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781632170286

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Literature is long. Comics are short. Does Proust get you down? Do you find The Unbearable Lightness of Being simply unbearable? Is The Inferno your own private hell? Do you long to be conversant about classics like Moby Dick, the Bhagavad Gita, Madame Bovary, and, um, Twilight? Bestselling illustrator Lisa Brown (The Airport Book; Baby, Mix Me a Drink) did her homework. Long Story Short offers 100 pithy and skewering three-panel literary summaries, from curriculum classics like Don Quixote, Lord of the Flies, and Jane Eyre to modern favorites like Beloved, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Atonement, conveniently organized by subjects including “Love,” “Sex,” “Death,” and “Female Trouble.” Lisa Brown’s Long Story Short is the perfect way to turn a traipse through what your English teacher called “the canon” into a frolic—or to happily cram for the next occasion that requires you to appear bookish and well-read.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Lisa Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release: 2020-04-07
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781643750613

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Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel Story Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Marty Machowski
Publisher: David C Cook
Release: 2010-11-03
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781936768103

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All the fundamentals. No fluff. Learn more with less! A truly revolutionary American Government textbook, Christine Barbour’s AmGov: Long Story Short, responds to the needs of today’s students and instructors through brevity and accessibility. The succinct ten chapters are separated by tabs that make it easy to skim, flip, revisit, reorient, and return to content quickly. Reading aids like bullets, annotations and arrows walk students through important facts and break up the material in short, engaging bites of information that highlight not only what is important but why it’s important. Though brief, this core book is still robust enough to provide everything that students need to be successful in their American Government course. Whether for the on-the-go student who doesn’t have time to read and digest a lengthy chapter, or the instructor who wants a book that will stay out of their way and leave room for plenty of supplementary reading and activities, AmGov provides a perfectly simplified foundation for a successful American Government course.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
Release: 2019-02-12
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781544325958

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In this autobiography Tony Hadley, lead singer of 80's band Spandau Ballet, reveals the highs and lows of his twenty year career in music. When the band split after a series of bitter rows, Hadley's professional life was in disarray. Personally he was beset by tragedy. Yet Hadley has emerged intact.

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Genre: Rock musicians
Author: Tony Hadley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2005
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0330427415

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"Humans, unlike other living creatures, want to make and look at pictures." So begins the introduction to the jaw-dropping array of photographs in Long Story Short, the latest in Fraenkel Gallery's idiosyncratic surveys of photography since the medium's invention 180 years ago. A surprising and unconventional slice of photography's history, Long Story Shortis also an abbreviated tour of Fraenkel Gallery's approach to photography. Published to mark the gallery's 40th (and still counting) year, this sumptuously designed and printed volume presents work by photography's masters alongside that of little-known artists and anonymous thrift shop finds. Among the images to be discovered here are Eadweard Muybridge's 1887 study of a contortionist performing extreme body movements; Man Ray's 1923 ghostlike rayograph of an irradiated banjo; and a female impersonator applying her lipstick backstage, as seen by Diane Arbus in 1959. Interwoven among these are anonymous photographs of a tornado touching ground near Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, in 1896; astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing beside an American flag on the moon in 1969; and a lawn mower flying inexplicably over a meadow in 1974. Presented in approximate chronological order, the unconventional flow of images conveys a profound sense of photography's infinite riches, and is a meditation on the inexhaustible possibilities of the medium itself.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Jeffrey Fraenkel
Publisher:
Release: 2019-10-22
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 1881337499

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Genre: Artists' books
Author: Philip Zimmermann
Publisher:
Release: 1999
File: 154 Pages
ISBN-13: 0932526845

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A collection of cartoons, illustrations, and paintings that condense the complicated narratives of famous books into one-page works of art. "A subversive volume that translates a series of complex works of literature into a single-page illustration...A variety of artists rise to a unique literary and visual challenge." --Kirkus Reviews "One of the most fascinating books I have had the pleasure to 'flip through' in the past decade or more!" --Exclusive Magazine "Mr. Fish's chameleon-like versatility makes him the Ween of cartooning. He and his band of accomplices jolt you from one literary world to the next, each illustration like a little puzzle testing your cultural literacy. A short-attention-span joyride." --Jen Sorensen, Herblock Prize–winning cartoonist, the Nib, Daily Kos, and the Nation "Words fail me when I try to explain why Long Story Short is so brilliant, which I guess is the whole point of the book! Why talk over Beethoven (he wouldn't be able to hear you, anyway) or yammer on about poetry when a mute sunset can do it better? Here is art from an incredibly diverse group of cartoonists, painters, and illustrators that speaks for itself on literature's most novel ideas--now shut up and listen!" --Bob Mankoff, former cartoon editor of the New Yorker "Mr. Fish's ingenious collection of cartoon distillations of famous books shows why print editors so fear the art form. These succinct drawings by Fish and his artist collaborators really ARE worth a thousand words, and in Tolstoy's case, many more!" --Signe Wilkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News The Catcher in the Rye. Lolita. Moby-Dick. Infinite Jest. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. A Room of One's Own. Native Son. These are but a handful of classic works spectacularly distilled by Mr. Fish and a very talented group of painters, illustrators, graphic designers, and political cartoonists into succinct snapshots that are at times funny, sad, inspiring, rude, crude, beautiful, profound, stomach-turning, and mind-blowing. Includes original artwork from: Mr. Fish, Ted Rall, Stephanie McMillan, Sarah Awad, Eli Valley, Wes Tyrell, Tamara Knoss, Keith Henry Brown, Sam Henderson, Lodi Marasescu, Surag Ramachandran, Tami Knight, Eric J. Garcia, Marissa Dougherty, Siri Dokken, John G., Andy Singer, Tara Seibel, Gary Dumm, Clare Kolat, Nate Ulsh, Benjamin Slyngstad, Ron Hill, JP Trostle, John Kovaleski, and Beth McCaskey.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Mr. FIsh
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release: 2020-07-07
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781617758355

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Author: Gladys Bronwyn Stern
Publisher:
Release: 1939
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B244961

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The Poesia Tejana Prize is given to Texas Latina poets under the age of 30.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Mary Grace Rodríguez
Publisher: Poesia Tejana Prize
Release: 1999
File: 30 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105110933541

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