A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Biographies
Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green by Jimmy McDonough
Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (Pelican Introductions) by Guy Standing
A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause by Shawn Wen
Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll by Michael Ruffino
Stacey Griffith, “Two Turns from Zero: Pushing to Higher Fitness Goals–Converting Them to Life Strength”

Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green by Jimmy McDonough

English | August 29th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N6WUUPD, ISBN: 0306822679 | 432 pages | EPUB | 57.49 MB
With songs like “Love and Happiness,” “I’m Still in Love with You,” and “Tired of Being Alone,” Al Green is considered by many to be the greatest soul singer of all time. He has sold more than 20 million records, been sampled by countless hip-hop artists, and even had President Obama singing his tunes. One of the most intricate and elusive figures in popular music, Green has never been scrutinized in print successfully-until now.
Soul Survivor is the biography of a man whose life is the embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane, traversing the tortured road Green roamed from gospel to secular and back again. Readers bear witness to some of the greatest music ever recorded and the never-before-told story of Green’s label, Hi Records.

Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (Pelican Introductions) by Guy Standing

English | May 4th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N9IM222, ISBN: 0141985488 | 328 pages | EPUB | 1.95 MB
‘Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it…as we move into an age where work and leisure become blurred, and work dissociated from incomes, Standing’s analysis is vital’ Paul Mason!
Shouldn’t everyone receive a stake in society’s wealth?
Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all?
What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness?
Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the state, received by all individual citizens. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Political parties across the world are now adopting it as official policy and the idea generates headlines every day. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity.

A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause by Shawn Wen

English | July 11th, 2017 | ISBN: 1941411487 | 136 pages | EPUB | 0.37 MB
“A unique, poetic critical appreciation of Marcel Marceau…. A fascinating book…. Readers will marvel not only at Marceau, but at the book itself, which displays such command of the material and such perfect pitch.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
As a fledgling radio producer, Shawn Wen became fascinated by the one subject who seemed impossible to put on air: French mime Marcel Marceau, the internationally acclaimed “artist of silence.” At the height of his fame, Marceau was synonymous with Bip, the red-lipped, white-faced mute in a sailor suit who conjured scenes, stories, and sweeping emotion through the gestures of his body alone. Influenced by Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp, credited with inspiring Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk, Marceau attempted in his performances to “reveal the fundamental essences of humanity.”
Beyond Bip, Marceau was a Jewish Holocaust survivor and member of the French resistance; a bombastic iconoclast; a collector of failed marriages, masks, antique knives and doting fans; an impassioned workaholic who performed into his eighties and died deeply in debt soon after leaving the stage. In precise, jewel-like scenes and vignettes, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause pays homage to the singular genius of a mostly-forgotten art form. Drawing on interviews, archival research, and meticulously observed performances, Wen translates the gestural language of mime into a lyric written portrait by turns whimsical, melancholic, and haunting.

Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll by Michael Ruffino

English | August 29th, 2017 | ASIN: B00DB367O6, ISBN: 006222896X | 355 pages | EPUB | 0.67 MB
A blend of This Is Spinal Tap and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the cult classic confessions of a debauched rock ‘n’ roller and his adventures in excess on the ’80s hair-metal nostalgia tour through Middle America–available again, and now revised and updated.
Once upon a time at the start of the new century, the unheard-of Unband got a chance to drink, fight, and play loud music with ’80s metal bands like Dio and Def Leppard. To the mix they brought illegal pyrotechnics, a giant red inflatable hand with movable digits, a roadie dubiously named Safety Bear, a high tolerance for liver damage, and an infectious love of rock & roll and everything it represents.
Unband bassist Michael Ruffino takes us on an epic joyride across a surrealistic American landscape where we meet mute Christian groupies, crack-smoking Girl Scouts, beer-drinking chimps, and thousands of head-bangers who cannot accept that hair metal is dead. Here, too, are uncensored portraits of Ronnie James Dio, Anthrax, Sebastian Bach, Lemmy of Motorhead, and others.
Adios, Motherfucker is gonzo rock storytelling at its finest–excessive, incendiary, intelligent, hilarious, and utterly original.

Stacey Griffith, “Two Turns from Zero: Pushing to Higher Fitness Goals–Converting Them to Life Strength”

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0062496840, 0062496859 | 368 pages | EPUB | 3.5 MB
“The journey Stacey Griffith charts in Two Turns From Zero is both inspiring and instructional. Her book is action-oriented and wise beyond measure. It is full of engaging spirit and the true power of love and movement.”—Deepak Chopra
Expert motivator, a fitness virtuoso and a self-empowerment guru Stacey Griffith, SoulCycle Senior Master Instructor, shows you how to take your health and fitness to new levels while using that same energy to boost your emotional and spiritual wellbeing in all aspects of your life.
In Two Turns From Zero, Stacey Griffith, one of the iconic faces of the wildly popular SoulCycle, has helped thousands reshape their bodies, while also becoming their best selves—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Stacey firmly believes that every one of us can be an athlete. Focusing on four key concepts—Eat, Love, Train, and Repeat—this is her life handbook that provides a blueprint for feeling healthy, happy, and empowered. Stacey offers conditioning advice, nutrition counseling, visualizations for achieving your goals, and moving meditations for staying centered. Most important, she shows you how to locate your greatest sense of purpose that will take you to the highest levels of performance—and sustain you to weather life’s inevitable challenges.
Two Turns from Zero is also Stacey’s personal story—a chronicle of endurance that is as motivating as her workout routine. At one time, Stacey was directionless and, by her own account, an overall unsuccessful human being. But she finally realized she wanted more from life—she needed to find meaning. Giving up alcohol, drugs, and partying, she dedicated her life to fitness—a journey of discovery she uses in her book to motivate others to make the most of their own lives.
This gifted instructor is beloved for her ability to inspire and push her students to achieve their ultimate center. In Two Turns from Zero, she shows how we can all achieve our personal peak.

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