Moon Québec City (Second Edition)
By Andrea Bennett
Québec is its own world within Canada, with unique traditions, architecture, and language. Explore its history, joie de vivre, and Quebecois pride with Moon Québec City.Strategic itineraries including a walking tour of the best views of Old Québec, romantic weekend getaways, and a four-day trip exploring the best of the cityActivities and ideas for every traveler: Explore the city's history at the Château Frotenac, or the Place Royale. Get a taste of Québec's French roots at one of hundreds of gourmet restaurants, or sample Quebecois delicacies like poutine, tourtier, and tarte au sucre. Browse the boutiques in trendy Saint-Roch and get cozy in a bar with a mug of mulled wine. Take the kids (or your inner kid!) to the Aquarium of Québec, or find the perfect spot for whale-watching at scenic Tadoussac. Take a day trip to Chute Montmorency waterfall and watch it tumble a fantastic 83 meters (that's over 270 feet!)Focused advice from local journalist Andrea BennettFull-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your ownBackground information on the landscape, history, individual neighborhoods, and Québec's unique French-Canadian cultureIn-depth coverage of Québec City's neighborhoods and suburbs, including excursions to the Île d'Orléans, Chute Montmorency, and TadoussacEssential insight on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypackWith Moon Québec City's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
Moon Monterey & Carmel (Sixth Edition)
By Stuart Thornton
Quirky beach towns, deliciously fresh seafood, and scenic hikes and drives: discover what locals love about Monterey and Carmel. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, including long weekends in Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Cruz, and a three-day road trip from Big Sur to CambriaThe top sights and unique activities: Visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, or take a whale-watching tour to catch a glimpse of sea otters, harbor seals, and migrating whales in the wild. Stroll along soft sand beaches, or browse artisan galleries and boutiques in Carmel's idyllic downtown. Explore the stunning coastline on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, dive into a kelp forest, or rent a surfboard and catch a wave. Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur, and pull over to soak up the breathtaking ocean view (and snap a few photos!). Catch happy hour at a historic brewery, or enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood as the sun sets over the bayExpert insight from Monterey local Stuart ThorntonHonest advice on when to go, how to get around, where to eat, and where to stay, from budget motels to historic innsFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutHandy tools including tips for seniors, visitors with disabilities, and traveling with kidsThorough background on the culture, history, weather, and wildlifeFull coverage of Monterey, Carmel, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Cambria, San Simeon, and Morro BayWith Moon's local expertise, myriad activities, and practical advice, you can plan your trip your way..
Moon Toronto & Ontario (First Edition)
By Carolyn B. Heller
This diverse province and its vibrant capital are buzzing with creative cuisine, art, and outdoor adventure. Inside Moon Toronto & Ontario you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries for any budget or timeline, including three days in Toronto, a Georgian Bay coastal road trip, and a week covering the whole regionThe top sights and unique activities for making the most of your trip: Catch dramatic views of Niagara Falls on a helicopter flightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guards at Ottawa's Parliament Building, or tread the thrilling Edgewalk 116 stories above Toronto. Dine at farm-to-table restaurants or sip your way through wine country. Hike a section of the Bruce Trail (Canada's longest hiking route!), pedal along Lake Erie, or canoe through Algonquin. Go scuba diving to deep shipwrecks in Lake Superior, relax on the world's longest freshwater beach, or go skiing, snowboarding, or dog-sledding through fresh, powdery snowFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutHonest advice on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from campgrounds and hostels to spa retreats and B&Bs Expert perspective from Carolyn B. Heller, who has spent over a decade living and traveling throughout CanadaRecommendations for getting around by plane, car, boat, train, and public transportationHandy tips for international visitors, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and moreBackground information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultureFull coverage of Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Lake Superior, Georgian Bay, Cottage Country, Algonquin, and the NortheastWith Moon Toronto & Ontario's expert insight, myriad activities, and practical tips, you can plan your trip your way.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety
By Sheri L. Turrell, Christopher McCurry, Mary Bell
Move past anxiety and discover what really matters to you. Written by three experts in teen mental health, this powerful workbook offers evidence-based activities grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you cope with anxiety, build resilience, stop avoiding the things you fear, and lead a fuller, happier life.Anxiety is what we feel when we're scared about some future event that may or may not happen. When you're struggling with anxiety your mind is trying to protect you from danger, so it's busy telling you about all the things you can't do. Along with these thoughts come a host of feelings and bodily sensations-such as sweaty palms, restlessness, lightheadedness, and stomach aches. But it's not the anxious thoughts that make anxiety a problem. It's the actions we take, or don't take, as a result of these thoughts.In The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety, you'll find helpful alternatives to the ineffective strategies and habits you're currently using to deal with anxiety, such as avoidance. You'll find basic information about anxiety to help you recognize what it looks and feels like, mindfulness tips to help you stay in the moment when you feel worried about the future, and tips to help you connect with your own values so you can start putting the important things in life first.
Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD
By Debra Burdick, Edward M Hallowell
Help your child with ADHD thrive. Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD offers fun and accessible mindfulness exercises designed to help kids with ADHD successfully navigate all the areas of life-from making friends and doing well in school to establishing healthy habits and limiting screen time.As a parent, you know that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make the normal developmental tasks of childhood more difficult to accomplish in numerous ways. These tasks include: making friends, doing well in school, organizing belongings and schoolwork, identifying and managing feelings, developing a positive self image, getting along with family members, following rules, doing chores, establishing a healthy sleep pattern, eating a healthy diet, and making good choices about exercise and use of screen time.The activities in this easy-to-use workbook will help your child develop self-awareness and self-reflection-two skills that kids with ADHD typically need extra help with. The book also illustrates and teaches the process of setting intention and using specific mindfulness skills to identify and improve feelings, self-image, behavior, stress level, concentration, hyperactivity, and relationships.If you're a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel conflicted about the best treatment options available. Whether used alone or in conjunction with therapy, this powerful workbook provides real skills your child can use every day to improve their quality of life and help them enjoy being a kid!
A Mad Love
By Vivien Schweitzer
Opera is a visceral, emotional experience. No prior knowledge is needed to enjoy a soaring aria, or to be moved to laughter and to tears by popular operas like Carmen and La Boheme. But to fully appreciate this centuries-old art form, one must know its history and the many ways its component parts-music, poetry, theater-can be fit together. In A Mad Love, critic Vivien Schweitzer offers a lively introduction to opera, spanning from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1600, generally considered the first successful opera, to Dead Man Walking and Anna Nicole Smith in recent decades. Along the way, she introduces readers to the genre's most important composers, performers, and conductors, and to its key terminology, from coloratura to recitative. She recounts the longstanding debates about how best to pair story and song that have shaped opera over the centuries, highlighting some of the ways operas have shocked and delighted listeners. Dissecting opera's eclectic musical language, she equips readers to assess precisely how a particular performance succeeded or failed.There is undoubtedly a thrill to hearing a great opera singer fill a beautiful, historic theater with his or her unamplified voice. But today, opera ranges far beyond these traditional quarters; it is everywhere, from movie theaters to public parks and offbeat performance spaces to our earbuds. A Mad Love is an essential book for anyone who wants to appreciate this living, evolving art form in all its richness.
Moon New Zealand (First Edition)
By Jamie Christian Desplaces
New Zealand's lush, rugged landscape will charm you as much as the local Kiwis. Explore this beautiful country with Moon New Zealand. Inside you'll find:Strategic itineraries for any timeline or budget, including a two-week best of New Zealand, curated for eco-tourists, Lord of the Rings fans, and adrenaline junkiesDetailed maps and full-color photos throughoutActivities and ideas for every traveler: Stroll barefoot down black and white sand beaches, or relax at a stunning resort. Sample local vintages, craft beer, and cheeses, or fresh seafood. Travel to Tolkien's Middle Earth and visit the Shire, or learn about Maori culture and history. Hike the Milford Track in Fiordland, spot unique wildlife like the famed kiwi bird, or kayak along the seashore. The best spots for sports and recreation, including hiking, mountain biking, surfing, scuba diving, caving, white-water rafting, and even skydivingExpert insight from expat author Jamie Desplaces, who shares his world traveler's perspective of his adopted countryHonest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stayThorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, history, and cultureFull coverage of Auckland, Bay of Islands, Geothermal Center, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Kaikoura, Queenstown, and FiordlandWith Moon New Zealand's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.
Moon Northern California (Eighth Edition)
By Elizabeth Linhart Veneman
Immerse yourself in NorCal's diverse cities, quaint historical towns, towering forests, and stunning coastline. Inside Moon Northern California you'll find:Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your budget and timeline, from three days in San Francisco to one day in Yosemite, designed for road trippers, outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, foodies, and moreHow to plan a Northern California road trip, with detailed mileage and driving times for trips to the North Coast, Shasta and Lassen, and the Gold CountryUnique activities and can't-miss highlights: Explore a Gold Rush-era ghost town, ride the rollercoaster on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or crest San Francisco's steep hills on a historic cable car. Visit world-class museums in the Bay Area, absorb history in the Capitol Building in Sacramento, or watch the otters play at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Climb Yosemite's granite peaks, hike among the redwoods in Sequoia and Kings Canyon, ski Tahoe's pristine powdery slopes, or try to catch a peek at condors at Big Sur. Savor an authentic Mission burrito, sample unique varietals in wine country, and enjoy a romantic seafood dinner as the sun sets over the PacificFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutExpert advice from NorCal native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on where to stay, where to eat, and how get around by plane, car, train, and public transportationHandy tips for international visitors, seniors, and travelers with disabilitiesBackground information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultureFull coverage of San Francisco and the Bay Area, Wine Country, the North Coast, Shasta and Lassen, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and Gold Country, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, the Central Coast, and Sequoia and Kings CanyonWith Moon Northern California's myriad activities, local insight, and expert know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
By Tom Perrotta
New York Times bestseller!From the bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars.Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life-serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night-Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve's son Brendan-a jock and aspiring frat boy-discovers that his new campus isn't nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night.Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.
Moon Galápagos Islands (Third Edition)
By Lisa Cho
Take the Trip of a Lifetime with Moon Travel Guides!The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most beautiful, wild, and untouched places on earth. Travel back in time with Moon Galápagos Islands.Strategic tour information with advice on visiting sustainably, which boats to take, how long to stay, and where to stop along the wayDetailed maps and directions for exploring on your ownActivities and ideas for every traveler: Spot blue-footed boobies, frigates, albatross and pelicans just as Darwin did when formulating the Theory of Evolution. Snorkel past playful sea lions and gentle sea turtles, or dive with hammerheads and whale sharks. Walk along sandy beaches where marine iguanas sun themselves on the rocks or hike through forests of cacti and along otherworldly lava trails with breathtaking ocean views.Curated advice from local expert and bioengineer Lisa ChoIn-depth coverage of Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela, Floreana, and the remote uninhabited islands of Santiago, Fernandina, Española, and Genovesa, as well as the gateway cities of Quito and GuayaquilBackground information on the history, landscape, and diverse wildlife of the archipelago, including how and where to see each animal while protecting their habitatFull-color with vibrant, helpful photosEssential insight for travelers on eco-tourism, health and safety, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your day packWith Moon Galápagos Islands' practical tips, myriad activities, and an expert's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
Moon Charleston (Second Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Get to know Charleston's fun-loving lifestyle, gothic architecture, and classic Southern charm with Moon Charleston.Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Charleston's most interesting neighborhoodsSee the Sights: Take a guided tour of Fort Sumter, or visit the house where Harriet Tubman worked as a nurse. Admire antebellum architecture on the oldest street in the city, or stroll along the harbor's Waterfront Park. Check out the evocative old churches and gothic cemeteries in the French Quarter, or do a little shopping along bustling King StreetGet a Taste of the City: Sample freshly caught seafood, home-style Southern cooking, and some of the smokiest slabs of barbecue aroundBars and Nightlife: Kick back with locals at a dive bar, sip cocktails at a five-star restaurant, or explore the hip Upper King neighborhoodTrusted Advice: Charleston expert Jim Morekis shares his insider tipsItineraries and Day Trips: Explore nearby Hilton Head and the Lowcountry, or follow city itineraries like "Romance by the Sea," "Kayaker's Weekend," "Best of Charleston," and "Civil War History"Full-Color Photos and Detailed MapsHandy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Charleston and the South, and tips for seniors, families, LGBTQ+ travelers, and those with disabilitiesWith Moon Charleston's local expertise, myriad activities, and practical advice, you can plan your trip your way.
Moon Savannah (Second Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Moon Travel Guides: See the City with a Local!Whether you're chowing down on fresh seafood, diving into local history, or wandering the waterfront, Moon Savannah reveals the best of this quirky city.Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Savannah's most interesting neighborhoodsSee the Sights: Take a guided tour of Fort Pulaski, or climb to the top of the Tybee Island Light Station. Stroll bustling downtown Savannah, visit historic, gothic cathedrals, and admire classic antebellum architecture. Tour the First African Baptist Church, or take the ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore, rent a bike, and pedal among the ruins of old mansionsGet a Taste of the City: Sample classic fried chicken, home-style Southern cooking, and some of the smokiest slabs of barbecue aroundBars and Nightlife: Catch some live music at a pub or kick back with the locals at a fun dive bar (and take your beer with you in a to-go cup!)Trusted Advice: Savannah native Jim Morekis shares insider tips on his beloved cityItineraries and Day Trips: Explore nearby Hilton Head and the Golden Isles, or follow itineraries like "Seaside Romance," "Coastal Cruising on U.S. 17," "African American Heritage," and "Kayaking Southern Swamps" Full-Color Photos and Detailed MapsHandy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Savannah and the South, and tips for seniors, families, LGBTQ+ travelers, and those with disabilitiesWith Moon Savannah's local know-how, myriad activities, and practical advice, you can plan your trip your way.
Mindfulness for Anxious Kids
By Catherine Cook-Cottone, Rebecca K Vujnovic, Christopher Willard
Help your child stay calm when anxiety takes hold. In The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids, two licensed psychologists offer fun and effective mindfulness and emotion regulation activities to help kids cope with anxiety, panic, stress, fear, and worry.Between school, friends, and just growing up, it's normal for kids to feel worried or anxious some of the time. But if your child's anxiety is getting in the way of achieving goals or living life, they may need a little extra help managing stress and difficult feelings. This workbook is a great place to start.The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids provides engaging and evidence-based activities grounded in mindfulness practices and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help kids stay calm and balance their emotions-whether they're at school, with friends, or at home. Using the skills outlined in this workbook, your child will learn to manage anxiety associated with daily life, anxiety disorders, and trauma. The workbook also addresses specific anxiety issues, such as panic, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and phobias.Emotions can be confusing, and negative or difficult emotions are often the cause of anxiety in children. But emotions cannot be avoided. This workbook will help your child make friends with their emotions, understand them, and use them effectively.
Moon Coastal California (Sixth Edition)
By Stuart Thornton
From foggy cliffs and towering redwoods, to warm sands and legendary surf, explore the best of the golden coast with Moon Coastal California. Inside you'll find:Strategic itineraries for every budget and travel style, including adventurous getaways, family vacations, romantic weekends, and a two-week trip covering the whole coastHow to plan a Pacific Coast road trip, with detailed mileage, driving times, and side trips to timeless California hits like wine countryThe top beaches for surfing, wildlife viewing, solitude, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and moreUnique activities and can't-miss highlights: Catch a wave in a classic surf town, explore sea caves by kayak, or hike winding coastal trails, set up camp, and watch the sun set over the Pacific. Feast on local Dungeness crab, sample stouts at a coastal microbrewery, or find the best fish tacos this side of Baja. Spot wild elk, soaring condors, and migrating gray whales. Soak up Hollywood's glitz and glamour or the laid-back charms of Santa Barbara. Admire world-class galleries in San Francisco, or check out the thrill rides on the Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutExpert advice from California local Stuart Thornton on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, train, and public transportationHandy tips for international visitors, seniors, LGBTQ+ travelers, and travelers with disabilitiesBackground information on California's landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultureFull coverage of San Francisco and the Bay Area, the North Coast, Monterey Bay, Big Sur and the Central Coast, Santa Barbara and Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange County, and San DiegoWith Moon Coastal California's myriad activities, local insight, and expert know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
Moon San Miguel de Allende (Third Edition)
By Julie Meade
San Miguel's baroque architecture and local flavors charm everyone that walk its cobblestone streets. Immerse yourself with Moon San Miguel de Allende.Strategic itineraries, from a week exploring the best of San Miguel to three days exploring the art and architecture or food and culture of the regionDetailed maps and directions for exploring on your ownActivities and ideas for every traveler: Admire colonial architecture, contemporary art galleries, and traditional craft markets. Find the best places to soak in a hot spring, sample mezcal, and snack on gorditas. Explore the Franciscan missions of the Sierra Gorda, or listen to the mariachis serenade diners on the sidewalks. Explore the history of Mexico's independence and cheer the colorful parades that accompany local religious festivals, or taste/sample handmade tamales before it's siesta time.Focused advice from local expert Julie Doherty Meade, who shares the real vida mexicanaFull-color with vibrant, helpful photosIn-depth coverage of San Miguel de Allende and vicinity, Guanajuato, and QuerétaroBackground information on the landscape, culture, history, and individual neighborhoodsEssential insight for travelers on health and safety, transportation, and accommodations, as well as a handy Spanish phrasebook, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your day packWith Moon San Miguel de Allende's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
Moon Vietnam (Second Edition)
By Dana Filek-Gibson
Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your WayBright, lively cities, lush jungle, and surreal shores: welcome to Vietnam. Inside Moon Vietnam you'll find:Strategic itineraries for any timeline or budget, ranging from two days each in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to a journey down the Dragon's SpineDetailed maps and full-color photos throughoutActivities and ideas for every traveler: Cruise the Mekong Delta and its colorful floating markets, or visit beaches in resort towns like Nha Trang. Breathe the scent of temple incense, or meat grilling at one of the many hundreds of street carts. Hike to remote northern H'mong and Dao villages, explore the fantastical limestone karsts and caves of Ha Long Bay, or wander the art galleries of Hanoi's Old Quarter after a breakfast of fragrant pho.Expert insight from journalist and expat Dana Filek-Gibson on her adopted homeHonest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stayThorough information on health and safety, as well as the landscape, history, wildlife, and culture of VietnamFull coverage of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and the Northern Coast, The Central Provinces, The South-Central Coast, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong DeltaWith Moon Vietnam's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.
The Moscow Offensive
By Dale Brown
America's first line of defense - Brad McLanahan and the heroes of the Iron Wolf Squadron - must counter a dangerous Russian strike from within the homeland in this cutting-edge tale from the New York Times master of the high-tech military thriller, Dale Brown.On a remote island estate, a billionaire investor sells his air freight company to a mysterious new owner. The purchaser is none other than the President of Russia, Gennadiy Gryzlov. The Russians will use these private planes to secretly transport dangerous cargo into the United States.The inept American President Stacy Anne Barbeau has failed to account for the Russian threat. But others have been vigilant and will not leave America defenseless. Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron have joined forces with the newly formed Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe, to prepare for the attack they know is imminent. Working with the most cutting-edge technology, the team will deploy CIDs-Cybernetic Infantry Devices-twelve-foot-tall humanoid combat robots, each armed with more firepower than a conventional platoon.But their state-of-the-art weapons may not be enough to combat the threat. The Russians have managed to reverse engineer their own combat robots nearly decimated in a previous attack, and have slowly begun smuggling them across America's borders. Dealing with an unprecedented danger and a feckless president and congress, McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron will once again put their own lives on the line to check this new Russian peril and keep the home of the brave and the free world safe.
The Man in the Glass House
By Mark Lamster
When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable--and influential--figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America's leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country--but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion.Johnson introduced European modernism--the sleek, glass-and-steel architecture that now dominates our cities--to America, and mentored generations of architects, designers, and artists to follow. He defined the era of "starchitecture" with its flamboyant buildings and celebrity designers who esteemed aesthetics and style above all other concerns. But Johnson was also a man of deep paradoxes: he was a Nazi sympathizer, a designer of synagogues, an enfant terrible into his old age, a populist, and a snob. His clients ranged from the Rockefellers to televangelists to Donald Trump.Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster's THE MAN IN THE GLASS HOUSE lifts the veil on Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. A rollercoaster tale of the perils of wealth, privilege, and ambition, this book probes the dynamics of American culture that made him so powerful, and tells the story of the built environment in modern America.
Matters of Vital Interest
By Eric Lerner
When Leonard Cohen passed away in late 2016, he left behind many who cared for and admired him, but perhaps few knew him better than longtime friend Eric Lerner. Lerner, a screenwriter and novelist, first met Cohen at a zen retreat where the two quickly bonded. The pair lost touch for a time but, ten years later, they picked up right where they left off and became practically inseparable. A powerful commitment to zen practices flowed through their friendship and allowed it to become ever deeper over time. Over the years the two shared a house and helped each other through the pains of divorce, the joys of raising children, and the ups and downs of the writing life. These two friends helped guide one another through life's myriad obstacles, and now that journey will be told from a new perspective for the first time.Well-written, funny, revealing, self-aware, and grounded, Matters of Vital Interest is a charming memoir about Lerner's relationship with his lifelong friend. His views of Cohen are unique, warm, and often funny, and in recounting these tales he reveals a touching portrait of what a deep bond between two men can truly be. Offering further insight into Cohen's idiosyncratic style, his dignified life, the way he was deeply informed by his spiritual practices, and his sensibility as a poet first, musician second, Lerner allows readers to understand a new facet of this fascinating man through the eyes of his closest friend, and in so doing continue his legacy as a captivating persona the likes of which we may never see again.
My Heart Is a Compass
By Deborah Marcero
In this celebration of the power of imagination, a creative girl on a mission to bring something new to the world becomes a storyteller and inventor of intricately detailed maps.Rose's heart is set on discovering something that's never been found. She just doesn't know where to find it. So she sets off on a wondrous journey, bounding from one spectacular world to the next. Her only guides are a set of maps drawn from her own imagination and her heart's desire to explore new and exciting worlds.In this moving story of a trailblazing spirit, Rose follows her compass, and explores her creativity in a one-of-a-kind search through a collection of intricate maps that readers will love to get lost in.