As a politics-obsessed Georgetown freshman, Sean Strub arrived in Washington, D.C., from Iowa in 1976, with a plum part-time job running a Senate elevator in the U.S. Capitol. He also harbored a terrifying secret: his attraction to men. As Strub explored the capital’s political and social circles, he discovered a parallel world where powerful men lived double lives shrouded in shame.
When the AIDS epidemic hit in the early 1980s, Strub was living in New York and soon found himself attending “more funerals than birthday parties.” Scared and angry, he turned to radical activism to combat discrimination and demand research. Strub takes readers through his own diagnosis and inside ACT UP, the activist organization that transformed a stigmatized cause into one of the defining political movements of our time.
From the New York of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol’s Factory to the intersection of politics and burgeoning LGBT and AIDS movements, Strub’s story crackles with history. He recounts his role in shocking AIDS demonstrations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the home of U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. Body Counts is a vivid portrait of a tumultuous era, with an astonishing cast of characters, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Keith Haring, Bill Clinton, and Yoko Ono.
By the time a new class of drugs transformed the epidemic in 1996, Strub was emaciated and covered with Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions, the scarlet letter of AIDS. He was among the fortunate who returned, Lazaruslike, from the brink of death.
Strub has written a vital, inspiring memoir, unprecedented in scope, about this deeply important period of American history.
About the Author:
Sean Strub is a long-time activist and writer who has been HIV positive for more than 33 years. He is the founder of POZ Magazine, the leading independent global source of information about HIV, and served as its publisher and executive editor from 1994 to 2004.
He is a popular speaker and is frequently cited in the media as an expert on HIV prevention and treatment policy and the intersection of sex, public health and the law. He is a recognized global leader in the effort to empower people with HIV to be meaningfully engaged in the response to the epidemic and in combating HIV-related stigma, discrimination and criminalization.
Strub was active with the People With AIDS Coalition/New York in the mid 80s, co-chaired the fundraising committee for ACT UP/New York in the late 80s and in 1990 became the first openly HIV positive person to run for the U.S. Congress. He was the producer of David Drake’s hit play, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, which has now been performed in more than 20 countries. In 2010, he co-founded the Positive Justice Project and produced the short documentary film, “HIV is Not a Crime,” about HIV criminalization in the U.S.
He has also been active in environmental protection, historic preservation and community redevelopment efforts in rural Pike County, Pennsylvania, since the late 1990s. He has helped launch cultural festivals, pass an open space preservation bond and in 2007, produced “Nature’s Keepers” a documentary film about the conservation and land stewardship history in the region.
Strub co-authored, with Steven D. Lydenberg and Alice Tepper Marlin, Rating America’s Corporate Conscience, (Addison-Wesley, 1987) and, with Dan Baker and Bill Henning, Cracking The Corporate Closet, (HarperBusiness, 1995) and is the author of Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS & Survival (Scribner, 2014).
A native Iowan, Strub attended Georgetown and Columbia Universities. He and his partner, Xavier Morales, live in Milford, Pennsylvania and New York City.
His new book, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, will be published by Scribner in January 2014.
Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only her remembrances but also Frank Netter’s own autobiographical notes, personal correspondence and private files, publications of his work and public archives, and more than one hundred interviews with family members, artists, distinguished practitioners, and scientists.
About the Author:
Francine Mary Netter is the daughter of Frank H. Netter, MD. She grew up on Long Island, where her father had a large art studio in the family home. She spent many hours with him there while he drew and painted his magnificent pictures. She has a BA from North Carolina State University, an MA from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. She has written on the history of medicine for numerous publications. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband Ralph Roberson. Her three children live nearby.
15 Views of Miami is a literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked stories by fifteen Miami authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, these stories cover a range of cultures, languages and lives, reflecting the diversity and drama of a large and often misunderstood city. Contributors include from John Dufresne, Lynne Barrett, Jennine Capó Crucet, Patricia Engel, and many more award-winning authors
About the Editor:
Jaquira Díaz was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, FL. She is the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, has been selected as Notable in Best American Essays 2012, and will be anthologized inGirls on Fire and Sins and Needles: Writers and their Tattoos. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in fiction at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, Southeast Review, and The Los Angeles Review, among other publications.
En su experiencia de trabajo con gente a lo largo de más de treinta años de labor profesional en el área de psicología, asesoría y coaching, el autor consideró reflexionar acerca de una serie de temas comunes en la vida de estos tiempos, que son causa directa o indirecta de nuestra felicidad o infelicidad. El inadecuado manejo de estos temas es el causante de muchos de nuestros problemas internos y tienen clara presencia y reflejo en los problemas y el daño que nos causamos a nosotros mismos, a nuestros amigos y seres queridos, a otras personas, a instituciones y al entorno en general donde interactuamos.
Vamos transitando velozmente por la vida sin tomarnos el tiempo que nos permita tener un diálogo con nosotros mismos, como elemento imprescindible para reflexionar acerca de los acontecimientos, circunstancias y experiencias que vamos viviendo, y reevaluar si la ruta que llevamos es la que deseamos.
Que los lectores retomen el diálogo interno y la consiguiente reflexión sobre los diferentes temas de la vida, para tomar acciones que hagan realidad los cambios que requieren para ser cada vez mejores y alcanzar una vida plena, ese es el objetivo de este esfuerzo convertido en libro.
Sobre el autor:
Miguel Terán: Psicólogo Venezolano egresado de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), con especialización en Desarrollo Organizacional de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB). Certificado en Administración de Recursos Humanos (PAG - IESA – Caracas). Certificado en Gestión de Recursos Humanos (Miami-Dade Community College). Diplomado en Psicología Positiva en la Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas (UNIMET). Coach Certificado por la International Coaching Community (ICC - Londres) y Diplomado en Programación Neurolingüística (UPEL – UNESCO).
Ex Profesor de la Escuela de Psicología de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). Orador –Instructor en programas de Adiestramiento y Desarrollo. Ha ejercido cargos de Alta Gerencia y Dirección en el área de Recursos Humanos en Venezuela y en la Región de Latinoamérica en importantes organizaciones, entre ellas The Carborundum Corporation, Laboratorios Glaxo Smithkline, Espiñeira, Sheldon y Asociados (Price Waterhouse Coopers), Quaker Oats Company y Grupo MaKLeR.
Posee más de treinta años de experiencia profesional en áreas relacionadas con Psicología, Docencia, Recursos Humanos, Mentoring, Asesoría, Consultoría Gerencial y de Empresas, Coaching Personal, Ejecutivo y de Equipos.
Miguel, es natural de Valera, Estado Trujillo, Venezuela.
Miami Beach has been "America's Playground" for a century. Still one of the world's most popular resorts, its 1930s Art Deco architecture placed this picturesque city on the National Register of Historic Places. Yet a whole generation of earlier buildings was erased from the landscape and mostly forgotten: the house of refuge for shipwrecked sailors, the oceanfront mansions of Millionaires' Row, entrepreneur Carl Fisher's five grand hotels, the Community Theatre, the Miami Beach Garden and more. Join historian Carolyn Klepser as she rediscovers through words and pictures the lost treasures of Miami Beach and recounts the changes that sparked a renowned preservation movement.
About the Author:
Carloyn Klepser has spent nearly twenty years researching the architecture of Miami Beach for both local architects and as a consultant to the city. She has assisted in the designation of many of the city's historic districts and sites. With Miami historian Arva Moore Parks, she co-authored Miami Then and Now in 2002, and a revised edition in 2014.
During the presidency of Raúl Castro, Cuba has dramatically reformed its policies toward small private enterprises. Archibald Ritter and Ted Henken consider why and to what effect.
After reviewing the evolution of policy since 1959, the authors contrast the approaches of Fidel and Raúl Castro and explore in depth the responses of Cuban entrepreneurs to the new environment. Their work, rich in ethnographic research and extensive interviews, provides a revealing analysis of Cuba s fledgling private sector.
About the Author:
Ted A. Henken is associate professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Baruch College, CUNY.
The bestselling author of Unseen Lithuania and other aerial photography guides covering Belize, Cancún and the Yucatán, Lithuanian aerial photographer and publisher Marius Jovaisa invites you on an unprecedented photographic journey that captures the breathtaking vistas of Cuba as never seen before. As the first artist to receive permission from the Cuban Government to fly over the country and photograph it, he brings you extraordinary panoramas taken from an ultralight aircraft. Jovaisa canvasses the island, from the fertile valleys of Pinar del Río in the west to the historic city of Baracoa in the east, where Columbus landed. Explore ancient villages, idyllic beaches, cities frozen in time and picturesque La Habana. Celebrate the tropical exuberance, bucolic chard and natural grandeur that characterize the largest island of the Caribbean s Greater Antilles. Discover Unseen Cuba.
About the Photographer:
Marius Jovaisa is a photographer, publisher, entrepreneur and founder of publishing house Unseen Pictures. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1973, he is the author of 5 large-format aerial photography books: Unseen Lithuania (2008), Heavenly Belize (2010), Magic Cancun & Riviera Maya (2011), Heavenly Yucatan (2012 and Unseen Cuba. World-famous for his distinct style of aerial photography, Jovaisahas been granted permission to fly over and take pictures of destinations that have never before been accessible to photographers. His exhibitions have been displayed in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Bianca é Bianca una historia intensa y profunda de amor incondicional, que te irá envolviendo
de forma muy sutil hasta llevarte a la esencia de la propia historia.
Bianca es una mujer fuerte, exitosa, sensible, sentimental, romántica, enamorada, muy bella, su
belleza no solo es exterior sino también interior, con ganas de vivir la vida a plenitud, que ha sabido
cruzar tiempos y épocas, con la única finalidad de hacer realidad su sueño de amor, el cual, una vez
lo perdió, en el momento más importante de su vida. Bianca desea con toda su alma amar y ser
amada intensamente. Ella cree en el amor, tanto así, que regresa del pasado para tratar de cumplir su
gran sueño, que dejo pendiente en algún momento de su existencia.
Acerca de la autora:
María Manuela Pinto vive en los Estados Unidos de América, en el estado de Florida, la ciudad del
eterno sol. Le gusta socializar, estar en contacto con la gente. Piensa que la comunicación es muy
importante, cualquier forma de comunicación es buena y esencial en todos los aspectos de la vida.
Escribir es su gran pasión. Hace diez años que lo viene haciendo, poniendo en blanco y negro sus
pensamientos, los cuales están llenos de energía positiva y amor, que son el motor de su vida.
María Manuela ha publicado dos libros maravillosos, “Cartas Para Ser Leídas” y “Reflexiones de
Amor,” y ahora presenta su primera novela titulada “Bianca é Bianca”, una historia fascinante,
única, hermosa, que no solo tocara tu corazón, sino también tu alma.
Marco's life as a messenger isn't great, but the work is easy and he gets retirement pay in thirty years. Little does he know his life teeters on the cusp of change.
When an unusual assignment sends him overseas, he finds himself stranded in foreign lands. With no way home and no hope of making his delivery, he sees sour prospects for attaining his modest retirement dreams, much less getting out of the whole mess alive. Even that wouldn't be so bad if he weren't constantly outrunning pirates, embroiled in international intrigue, and attacked by a hummingbird with an appetite for human brains - that's just the start of his misadventures.
But lurking in the wings is a much greater threat than getting sacked from his job. The fate of an entire civilization may well rest upon his scrawny shoulders. In spite of himself and quite by accident, Marco may yet become the hero he strives not to be.
About the Author:
Antonio Simon, Jr. is a lawyer and author of several books. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Miami (Florida) in the subjects of political science and history, as well as a Juris Doctorate from Saint Thomas University's School of Law. As you read this, he's probably in court, or working on his next project, or driving really fast in moments in between. He lives in Miami, Florida.
Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, The Double Album (Lominy Books) edited by Andrea Askowitz. In honor of Lip Service's eight-year-anniversary, we launched this collection of some of the best of Lip Service's first eight years. Lip Service is a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation award-winning organization and a Miami institution. Lip Service is a night of true stories out loud, but we are more than a show. Lip Service is an experience of community connecting like nothing else in South Florida. Lip Service features eight true stories, but as the title suggests, Badass is a double album, so you get two shows in one book, featuring 16 stories in all.
We’re going back to Books & Books, where we started 8 years ago. This is like a bedtime reading, except these stories won’t put you to sleep.
Storytellers include: Aaron Curtis, M.J. Fievre, Christina Freedman, Sarah Klein, Brenda Mezick, and Esther Martinez, with host and editor Andrea Askowitz
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“Eating disorders! Feline overdoses! Star-crossed love! Fist fights! The stories in Lip Service are sharp, funny,and raw. They gave me that lovely shiver I always feel in the presence of beautiful, wrenching truths. Bravo!” —Steve Almond, author of Candy Freak
“These stories are as good as a kiss.” —Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books