From watching his colleague get shot in the testicles by a jealous producer to running Hollywood´s most successful television studio, Harris Katleman had a front row seat in the development of the television industry. Destined to become a classic account of the business side of entertainment, this book shares what really happened in the early careers of Hollywood stars and the development of iconic programs.Through a number of hilarious accounts, Harris Katleman shares his journey from office boy to talent agent to television producer, and finally to studio head at both MGM and 20th Century Fox. Along the way, we meet industry giants including Rupert Murdoch, Bob Iger, Barry Diller, Marvin Davis, Kirk Kerkorian, Mark Goodson, and Lew Wasserman.You Can´t Fall Off the Floor goes beyond the story of a life in Hollywood. It is the story of crucial developments - how motion picture film libraries were opened for television licensing, how The Simpsons was birthed, and much more. It is also a collection of vital life lessons for anyone aspiring to establish a career in Hollywood.The names are so famous and the stories so lively that this book plays like it was written about today´s Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harris Katleman, Nick Katleman, Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013446/bk_blak_013446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A warm and encouraging self-help book that draws inspiration and motivation from ballroom dancing. Precisely because the dance floor stands apart from the everyday world, allowing dancers to play, experiment, and take on new roles, it also serves as a stage for human behavior. Antoinette Benevento, a former national ballroom dancing champion and co-owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, has been a student of that stage for 25 years. She has discovered that getting out on the dance floor is a powerful and empowering metaphor for living fully in all realms of life. Some of the tenets Antoinette Benevento lives, dances, and teaches by:Persistence is a form of beautyGive yourself permission to begin again - and again and againIf you´re not willing to risk falling, you´ll never learn to walk (or dance)Desire is the energy that moves us forward in dance and in lifeTo dance well and to live fully, body and soul need to work together Building on the ballroom dancing craze that has swept the country, including the popularity of Dancing with the Stars, this illuminating and highly readable book shows that what you learn on the dance floor can help you dance through life. Antoinette Benevento is co-owner of and national training director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios and a former national ballroom dancing champion. Edwin Dobb is a contributing editor of Harper´s Magazine, and has written for numerous other national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Discover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012926/bk_adbl_012926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inside story of the life of Cheryl Burke, professional dancer, choreographer, and two-time champion on the top-rated hit TV series Dancing with the Stars. Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of four and competing since she was 13 years old. Over several exciting seasons, she has captivated Dancing with the Stars audiences with her incredible dance performances, Emmy-nominated choreography, high energy, and bright smile. In Dancing Lessons, she takes you from her childhood years into the world of competitive ballroom dancing and on to Dancing with the Stars. In each chapter, you will discover a depth of passion in Cheryl´s life that perfectly matches the commitment she displays on the dance floor. Cheryl´s accounts of being a powerful woman putting her talent to work will inspire you to pursue your own dreams. Included are behind-the-scenes stories from the life of the first two-time champion of Dancing with the Stars. The book also shares lessons Cheryl has learned from each of her celebrity partners on the show, from Drew Lachey to Chad Ochocinco. And it includes never-before-discussed revelations concerning Cheryl´s childhood, weight issues, and the media. Listen to Dancing Lessons and let Cheryl Burke whisk you away to a world full of dancing, entertainment, and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cris Dukehart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000486/bk_acx0_000486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2004 ´Delmark´) (66:30/13) In Mississippi geborene Sängerin, die heute zu den bekannteren Bluessängerinnen in Chicago zählt. Gutes Studioalbum / Born in Mississippi, Zora Young´s regarded one of the finest blues vocalists today in Chicago. Superb studio album. ZORA YOUNG - voc, PETE ALLEN - gtr, BOBBY DIRNINGER - pno/kbd, LEE CAIN - bass, KERMAN FRAZIER - drums, plus horns (2 tracks). Of her first Delmark CD Learned My Lesson (Delmark 748) Living Blues magazine said ´Her rough-edged croon can raise welts or love bumps. She has the versatility to strut comfortably from back-alley funk to uptown jump sophistication.´ Tore Up From The Floor Up features five original compositions, some choice covers and an interview. Guitarist Pete Allen provides most of the musical direction while The Chicago Horns provide support on ´Til The Fat Lady Sings´ and ´Ace Of Spades.´
The wilderness can be unforgiving and dangerous, yet fill our souls with awe and wonder. It can overwhelm us with beauty and stun us with fear, lift our spirits to the highest highs and send us crashing to the floor of creation. The wilderness is a classroom where we learn to survive, thrive and sometimes die. At some point in our lives, we have all been lost in a wilderness of some kind - whether literal or metaphorical - without any direction on how to find our way back home. Some have faced survival decisions in community disasters or personal trauma. Some have been lost in work, wandered in careers and professions. Some have been lost in relationships, crippling addictions, health challenges, or grief. Scott Hammond, a volunteer search and rescuer, knows that people who have been lost - in the wilderness, in the workplace, or in life - can teach us how to go beyond survival and thrive, regardless of the nature of our personal wildernesses. Through his experience rescuing others and real-life stories, Hammond provides valuable lessons designed to help those who are lost. These narratives communicate that small things matter, that no one is ever lost alone, and that movement creates opportunity. Being lost is not a geographic problem, but a mental and spiritual problem. Lost people may be deprived of the basics of food, water, and shelter, but they are first deprived of meaning. Restoring that meaning is the first step toward hope, and hope is the beacon that leads you home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Hammond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023409/bk_acx0_023409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love doesn´t come with a syllabus. Kelly Davidson has waited what seems like forever to graduate high school and get out of his small-minded, small town. But when he arrives at Hope University, he quickly realizes finding his Prince Charming isn´t so easy. Everyone here is already out. In fact, Kelly could be the only virgin on campus. Worst of all, he´s landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, whose bed might as well be equipped with a revolving door. Walter Lucas doesn´t believe in storybook love. Everyone is better off having as much fun as possible with as many people as possible - except his shy, sad little sack of a roommate is seriously screwing up his world view. As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, staying just friends is harder than he anticipated. He discovers love is a crash course in determination. To make the grade, he´ll have to finally show up for class - and overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last. Warning: This story contains lingering glances, milder than usual sexual content for this author, and a steamy dance-floor kiss. Story has no dairy or egg content, but may contain almonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iggy Toma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000046/bk_inbl_000046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it´s one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being. In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors. This highly practical course focuses on the fundamental principles you need to become more conversationally aware and savvy at home, in the workplace, and beyond. You´ll learn graceful ways of pointing out a mistake, asking someone to do something he or she doesn´t want to do, preparing a person for ´´no,´´ asking for a big favor, and providing information the recipient doesn´t want to hear. You´ll also learn devices for skillfully opening and closing exchanges, taking turns ´´negotiating the conversational floor,´´ sending people subtle signals, and sharing the conversational burden to make discussions feel more mutual and enjoyable. Whether you want to build rapport with colleagues, promote yourself in an interview, give a winning presentation, ingratiate yourself with your boss, or even create a connection on a first date, knowing what to say and how to say it allows for more productive, smoother interactions.Professor Curzan helps you get ahead by outlining simple techniques for accomplishing all of these goals and more. Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Curzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000153/bk_tcco_000153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident. In The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman gives us the stories and other texts that didn’t make it into the Bible even though they offer penetrating insight into the Bible and its teachings. The Book of Genesis tells us about Adam and Eve’s time in the Garden of Eden, but not their saga after they get kicked out or the lessons they have for us about good and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, but it doesn’t include the troubling story of his early life, which explains how he came to reject idolatry to become the father of monotheism. And while there are only 150 Psalms in today’s Bible, there used to be many more. Dr. Hoffman deftly brings these and other ancient scriptural texts to life, exploring how they offer new answers to some of the most fundamental and universal questions people ask about their lives. An impressive blend of history, linguistics, and religious scholarship, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor reveals what’s missing from your Bible, who left it out, and why it is so important. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008061/bk_reco_008061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you love to do? Why don´t you do it more often? For many, the reason is stuff. We´ve got to clean, organize, and work to pay for stuff. Turns out, less stuff means more time to do what you love to do. For five years, Felice Cohen lived in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord. During that time, she realized living with less gave her more. After a YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with millions of hits, she heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her methods. Felice´s highly organized approach, gleaned from more than 20 years as a professional organizer, prepared her for the challenge of a tiny space smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the city itself became her ´´extra rooms´´. The audiobook 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or More) is a ´´want-to´´ guide on how to ´´live large´´ in any size space, the message being: Eliminate clutter, and focus on the things that matter. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this audiobook will be of real practical and immediate value. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felice Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119407/bk_acx0_119407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.