A new book from the New York Times bestselling series.
Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are from the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, as well as other books and calendars, with nearly two million copies in print.
Meet Rex, a German shepherd who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. The pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag.
For the millions of dog lovers, this heartwarming and inspirational book celebrates 37 stories of unusual canine companionship.
About the Author:
Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic. She has also written for, among others, The Discovery Channel, NPR, and The New York Times, specializing in science and natural history.
For decades, Julianne Beasley lived under the heavy hand of her alcoholic husband, Jo Beasley, a.k.a. “Measly Beasley,” raising their daughters as best she could. That is, until Jo left. Rising from the ashes of the marriage her ex destroyed, good things begin happening for Julianne and her girls, especially after they move to Georgia. One day, while attending a sexuality conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Julianne meets Harvey Lipscomb, a kind, considerate, and thoughtful professor, who Julianne knows is the love of her life. Ten years into their seemingly perfect marriage, during a Christmas family reunion, and with the music of her grandchildren’s laughter ringing in Julianne’s ears, Harvey, in a moment of confusion, divulges a secret. While she can handle the first surprise, the subsequent ones rock Julianne to her core, setting her and their family on a dizzying spiral that spans generations. Written with clever prose and evocative details, THE LOSSES is a powerful journey through the pain and consequences of deception, and the permanent damage it leaves in its wake.
About the Author:
Cully Perlman’s fiction and nonfiction has been published in Bull Men’s Fiction, The St. Petersburg Review, Real South Magazine, Avatar Review, Creative Loafing, Connotation Press, The Good Men Project, Pioneertown, El Portal, and more. He was a 2013 semifinalist for his novel-in- progress, LOS BEAUTIFUL, as well as on the short list of finalists for the 2012 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Competition for his novel, THE LOSSES. He has been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Story Contest, won the Writer’s Digest Dear Lucky Agent contest for a novel, and received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open. Cully lives in Colorado with his wife, Susan, two daughters, and his attack dog, Kane, who, well, attacks. He snowboards (Cully, not Kane), hikes, camps, fishes, reads, and does other cool stuff that will be left unmentioned. He’s also a project manager for large digital engagements.
Like tales from the Old Testament, these stories are mean, rampant with sex, violence, and death. All are figments of an active, if not fertile, imagination, and brevity may be their greatest charm. They are fictions through and through. The drawings scattered throughout this volume are not illustrations, but live in the same place the sketchbooks where Dunlap first wrote the stories, forgot them, then found them again.
About the Author:
William Dunlap is a distinguished American artist, arts commentator writer. His paintings, sculpture and constructions are included in important public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Dunlap is the author of numerous publications including the books DUNLAP and SHORT MEAN FICTION: WORDS AND PICTURES. williamdunlap.com
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, 26 de septiembre de 2016 – Omar Velasco y Argelia Atilano, la pareja del popular «Show de Omar y Argelia» de K-LOVE 107.5 FM de Univisión Radio, lanzan su primer libro titulado apropiadamente «Amor al aire», publicado por HarperCollins Español. En él narran de forma amena el camino que han recorrido juntos desde que se conocieron en la cabina de la emisora hasta lograr más de diez años de trabajo continuo —en el programa de mayor audiencia de una de las principales estaciones radiales en español de los Estados Unidos— no solo como compañeros de trabajo, sino de vida.
«Amor al aire» presenta con lujo de detalle la historia del singular matrimonio formado por Omar y Argelia, a quienes el popular cantautor Marco Antonio Solís describe en el prólogo como «la pareja ideal de la radio». Detalla los inicios de ambos en el medio radial, sus historias personales y familiares, cómo fue creciendo la «química» entre ellos hasta el momento en que el romance surgió y la manera extraordinaria en que lograron mantenerlo como un secreto entre sus amigos, su familia, sus jefes y la creciente audiencia de su programa matinal de cinco horas.
En el libro es una especie de diálogo aleatorio en el que a veces Argelia, a veces Omar —casi como si se tratara de su programa radial—toman la palabra para conducir los temas de cada uno de sus siete capítulos, sumergiendo al lector en una asombrosa historia de amor, lucha y perseverancia que ha convertido a Omar y Argelia en una pareja referente no solo en la radio en español sino como matrimonio.
Especial mención requiere el capítulo que contiene las anécdotas —que van de lo conmovedor a las risas— de sus entrevistas con estrellas como Ricky Martin, Vicente Fernández, Enrique Iglesias, Joan Sebastian, Soraya y Jenni Rivera, entre otras, mostrando la habilidad de los locutores para lograr conversaciones personales al aire.
«¿Qué hay detrás de esos micrófonos y en el espacio de esa cabina durante los comerciales o música? ¿Cuál es la fuente que alimenta esa unión personal-profesional tan frágil y vulnerable a la estabilidad emocional de ambos?». La vida en pareja, la llegada de los hijos y la vida profesional se entremezclan en un delicado equilibrio, que capítulo a capítulo se vuelve más complicado a medida en que el programa se hace más exitoso y llueven las oportunidades de brillar en otros medios. En medio de ello, sólo una pareja motivada por la fe y el amor podría conseguir y mantener por tanto tiempo sin resquebrajar sus más preciadas relaciones. Y Omar y Argelia lo logran. En las páginas de su libro revelan sus altas y sus bajas, y cómo su pasado, su herencia hispana, y principalmente el peso de sus familias también han jugado un gran papel en lo que hoy son.
«A lo largo de todos estos años hemos aprendido y crecido como seres humanos, como profesionales, como pareja y como padres», declaran en el libro. «Nos sentimos orgullosos del camino recorrido, a pesar de los tropiezos o equivocaciones, pues siempre hemos hecho lo mejor que podemos con la buena fe por delante». Con esta obra expresan su profundo agradecimiento a las miles de personas que los han privilegiado con su preferencia en el dial: «A nuestros queridos radioescuchas por abrirnos las puertas de sus corazones, casas, autos, lugares de trabajo, y tratarnos como parte de sus familias. A ustedes les dedicamos nuestra más linda aventura con amor y gratitud».
Acerca de los autores:
ACERCA DE ARGELIA ATILANO
Además de ser la voz femenina del popular «Show de Omar y Argelia», de K-LOVE 107.5 FM de Univisión Radio en Los Ángeles, cuenta con una sólida carrera llena de logros en la industria de la radio y televisión. Ha sido reconocida con diferentes premios y distinciones, como cinco Golden Mike Awards, las Llaves de la Ciudad de Huntington Park y el premio del Senador Estatal de California, Gil Cedillo, y nominada a los Emmy Awards y los Marconi Radio Awards. Exitosamente equilibra sus horarios de trabajo con una vida personal plena con su esposo y coanfitrión radial, Omar Velasco, y las hijas de ambos, Camila y Anabella.
ACERCA DE OMAR VELASCO
Con su personalidad chispeante ante el micrófono, es la voz radial de las mañanas en Los Ángeles, junto con su esposa, Argelia Atilano, en el exitoso «Show de Omar y Argelia» de K-LOVE 107.5 FM de Univisión Radio en Los Ángeles. Recibió en 2006 el Impact Award del Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles por su papel líder entre la comunidad latina. Fue nominado al Marconi Radio Award, como «Personalidad hispana del año» en 2008, 2009 y 2011. Tanto él como su esposa participan activamente para apoyar a organizaciones caritativas como The Blind Children’s Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital y PADRES Contra el Cáncer.
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - October 11th, 2016
Amor al aire se trata de nuestra historia de amor y de vida, contada a los cuatro vientos y sin tapujos. Evocamos momentos y experiencias desde ese lugar interior donde los tenemos atesorados, y los dejamos salir con la misma fuerza, alegria o tristeza con las que llegaron ahi.
Want to know the mysteries of how the 1% drink? Mark Oldman, one of America’s most popular wine experts, demystifies the secrets of the wine world, so you can drink, enjoy, and savor wine better—and cheaper.
Mark Oldman distills his vast knowledge of wines into this easy-to-read, humorous guide, complete with in-depth how-tos on everything from tasting, swirling, and buying wine the same way billionaires do—without the price tag.
With his characteristic wit and charm, Oldman spills on how to imbibe like an insider while cutting through the pretension and geekiness that still surrounds wine. From detailing little-known ways to hone in on the best value bottles to the secret maneuvers you can do to master wine in restaurants, shops, and at home, How to Drink Like a Billionaire will have you approaching wine with the shrewdness, style, and unapologetic joy of the 1 percent.
About the Author:
Mark Oldman is one the country’s leading wine personalities. Bon Appètit described his style as “winespeak without the geek.” Twice the winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, his books—Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin) and Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine (Norton)—have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker. Oldman’s sold-out appearances at the country’s top gastronomic festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food and wine. He has been the wine expert for Pottery Barn, lead judge in the PBS television series “The Winemakers,” and the wine correspondent for the Food Network. Keenly interested in innovating in the areas of education and consumer advocacy, Oldman also founded and ran the career portal Vault.com for a decade until its successful sale to a private equity firm. A licensed attorney and three-time Stanford graduate, he serves or has served on five major boards of the university.
Want to know the mysteries of how the 1% drink? Mark Oldman, one of America's most popular wine experts, demystifies the secrets of the wine world, so you can drink, enjoy, and savor wine better and cheaper.
Information technology is transforming the practices of medicine, nursing, and biomedical research. Computers can now render diagnoses and prognoses more accurately than humans. The concepts of privacy and confidentiality are evolving as data moves from paper to silicon to clouds. Big data promises financial wealth, as well as riches of information and benefits to science and public health. Online access and mobile apps provide patients with an unprecedented connection to their health and health records. This transformation is as unsettling as it is exhilarating. This unique new book is essential for anyone who uses computers in health care, biomedical research or public health, and cares about the ethical issues that arise in their work. With chapters spanning issues from professionalism and quality to mobile health and bioinformatics, it establishes what will become the "core curriculum" in ethics and health informatics, a growing field which encourages truly inter- and multidisciplinary inquiry.
About the Author:
Kenneth W. Goodman is founder and director of the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, and co-director of the university's ethics programs.
Presented in collaboration with the University of Miami, Center for the Humanities
Published: Cambridge University Press - January 14th, 2016
Information technology is transforming the practices of medicine, nursing, and biomedical research. Computers can now render diagnoses and prognoses more accurately than humans. The concepts of privacy and confidentiality are evolving as data moves from paper to silicon to clouds. Big data promises financial wealth, as well as riches of information and benefits to science and public health.
A hands-on, informative lecture and interactive session with matted, framed, and bulk antique stocks and bonds which are now offered at major international auctions to collectors, investors, interior decorators and hobbyists.
LUNCH & LEARN
Antique and Collectible Stocks and Bonds: Scripophily
MARK SCHEINBAUM, B.A., M.A. is managing director of Shearson Financial LLC, former UPI Newsman, and has taught political science at three universities. For nine years his was a radio talk host in South Florida and syndicated to 86 cities. *His opinions are his own and no solicitation of products or services, or advice on any personal or confidential financial problems is permitted at the sessions.
Update, discussion, questions and comments on likely Transition Team members, Supreme Court composition, and economic reactions internationally, domestically, and locally to election results.
A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts.
Not since the publication of Randy Shilts’s classic And the Band Played On has a book measured the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms.
In dramatic fashion, we witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. We watch as these activists learn to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, establishing their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and as they go on to force reform in the nation’s disease-fighting agencies.
With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist, the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York, the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers’ club at the height of the epidemic, and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter.
Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider’s account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights. Powerful, heart-wrenching, and finally exhilarating, How to Survive a Plague is destined to become an essential part of the literature of AIDS.
About the Author:
DAVID FRANCE is the author of Our Fathers, a book about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal, which Showtime adapted into a film. He coauthored The Confession with former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey. He is a contributing editor for New York and has written as well for The New York Times. His documentary film How to Survive a Plague was an Oscar finalist, won a Directors Guild Award and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for two Emmys, among other accolades.
Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, supports what many have long intuited—that traumatic experience can be passed down through generations. It Didn’t Start with You builds on the work of leading experts in post-traumatic stress, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda and psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, memory and feelings can live on. These emotional legacies are often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language, and they play a far greater role in our emotional and physical health than has ever before been understood.
As a pioneer in the field of inherited family trauma, Mark Wolynn has worked with individuals and groups on a therapeutic level for over twenty years. It Didn’t Start with You offers a pragmatic and prescriptive guide to his method, the Core Language Approach. Diagnostic self-inventories provide a way to uncover the fears and anxieties conveyed through everyday words, behaviors, and physical symptoms. Techniques for developing a genogram or extended family tree create a map of experiences going back through the generations. And visualization, active imagination, and direct dialogue create pathways to reconnection, integration, and reclaiming life and health. It Didn’t Start With You is a transformative approach to resolving longstanding difficulties that in many cases, traditional therapy, drugs, or other interventions have not had the capacity to touch.
About the Author:
Mark Wolynn, director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, is a leading expert in the field of inherited family trauma. A sought-after lecturer, he has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, and The California Institute of Integral Studies. Mark specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain and persistent symptoms and conditions. His book IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle has just been published by Viking (April 26, 2016). His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker.