Author: David Lynch,Kristine McKenna
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER David Lynch – co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive – opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced to bring his projects to fruition. Room to Dream is both an astonishing memoir told in Lynch’s own words and a landmark biography based on hundreds of interviews, that offers unique insights into the life and mind of one of the world’s most enigmatic and original artists.
Author: David Lynch,Kristine McKenna
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family “Insightful . . . an impressively industrious and comprehensive account of Lynch’s career.”—The New York Times Book Review In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch’s lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened. Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists. With insights into . . . Eraserhead The Elephant Man Dune Blue Velvet Wild at Heart Twin Peaks Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Lost Highway The Straight Story Mulholland Drive INLAND EMPIRE Twin Peaks: The Return Praise for Room to Dream “A memorable portrait of one of cinema’s great auteurs . . . provides a remarkable insight into [David] Lynch’s intense commitment to the ‘art life.’ ”—The Guardian “This is the best book by and about a movie director since Elia Kazan’s A Life (1988) and Michael Powell’s A Life in Movies (1986). But Room to Dream is more enchanting or appealing than those classics. . . . What makes this book endearing is its chatty, calm account of how genius in America can be a matter-of-fact defiance of reality that won’t alarm your dog or save mankind. It’s the only way to dream in so disturbed a country.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Author: Kelly Yang
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is back with another heartwarming and inspiring story of Mia and friends Mia Tang is going for her dreams After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family -- to China A total dream come true Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China's going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life, like . . . 1. Lupe's taking classes at the high school And Mia's own plans to be a big writer are . . . stuck. 2. Something happened with Jason and Mia has no idea what to do about it. 3. New buildings are popping up all around the motel, and small businesses are disappearing. Can the Calivista survive? Buckle up Mia is more determined than ever to get through the turbulence, now that she finally has . . . room to dream
Author: Carol Farley Kessler
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
The first section consists of 12 selections of feminist utopian fiction including Annie Denton Cridge's Man's Rights; or, How Would You Like It, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's A Woman's Utopia, and Gertrude Short's A Visitor From Venus, some excerpted and some in their entirety. Includes an annotated bibliography of US women's utopian fiction from 1836 to 1988. First edition originally published as Daring to Dream: Utopian Stories by United States Women, 1836-1919 by Pandora Press of Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, in 1984. Paper edition (2655-X), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Joseph B. Atkins
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Performing Arts
Harry Dean Stanton (1926--2017) got his start in Hollywood in TV productions such as Zane Grey Theater and Gunsmoke. After a series of minor parts in forgettable westerns, he gradually began to get film roles that showcased his laid-back acting style, appearing in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), The Godfather: Part II (1974), and Alien (1979). He became a headliner in the eighties -- starring in Wim Wenders's moving Paris, Texas (1984) and Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984) -- but it was his extraordinary skill as a character actor that established him as a revered cult figure and kept him in demand throughout his career. Joseph B. Atkins unwinds Stanton's enigmatic persona in the first biography of the man Vanity Fair memorialized as "the philosopher poet of character acting." He sheds light on Stanton's early life in West Irvine, Kentucky, exploring his difficult relationship with his Baptist parents, his service in the Navy, and the events that inspired him to drop out of college and pursue acting. Atkins also chronicles Stanton's early years in California, describing how he honed his craft at the renowned Pasadena Playhouse before breaking into television and movies. In addition to examining the actor's acclaimed body of work, Atkins also explores Harry Dean Stanton as a Hollywood legend, following his years rooming with Jack Nicholson, partying with David Crosby and Mama Cass, jogging with Bob Dylan, and playing poker with John Huston. "HD Stanton" was scratched onto the wall of a jail cell in Easy Rider (1969) and painted on an exterior concrete wall in Drive, He Said (1971). Critic Roger Ebert so admired the actor that he suggested the "Stanton-Walsh Rule," which states that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Harry Dean Stanton is often remembered for his crowd-pleasing roles in movies like Pretty in Pink (1986) or Escape from New York (1981), but this impassioned biography illuminates the entirety of his incredible sixty-year career. Drawing on interviews with the actor's friends, family, and colleagues, this much-needed book offers an unprecedented look at a beloved figure.
Author: Tella Olayeri
Publisher: GOD'S LINK VENTURES
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book meets the demand of Christian soldiers, dreams in this book are interpreted in detail. To make it easy, to cancel bad dreams and or claim good dreams, the book is loaded with Holy Spirit vomited prayers. We sleep and dream; we at times walk, sit and see vision. All these need accurate interpretation and prayer. This is what this book stands for. As a soldier of Christ we must receive heavenly guide and be guided by God. We are his creation, for greatness and dominion. Your dream matters a lot. It will direct your steps to greatness, signs and wonders. Dream plays vital role in life. To be on top and excel, this book is for you. Build the habit to interpret your dreams effortlessly. Control your life even in the spirit. Your dream is one cornerstone you must guide. It is your goldmine, tap into it. You are great! Pick this book and march ahead as a champion.
Author: Don F. Zullo
Category: Family & Relationships
This is a story of tragedy, love, heartbreak, hope, humor, forgiveness, and the pure power of human compassion. An old man has been living on his own for many years. Although not considered a recluse or hermit, he does spend much time alone. He is guilt-ridden and has many regrets which he thinks about in his isolation. Mainly, it's the guilt of leaving his children on that day, those many years past. His guilt haunts him in the form of dreams and nightmares. The old man is a father whose heart aches with the love for his children, yet he finds it difficult to locate the level ground on which to have a relationship, as well as a level piece of ground to deal with the choices that he has made in his life. A bird of faith, not believed to exist, befriends him and stands by him, even to protect him from a near-death tragedy, and has the ability to locate him, no matter where he is. Although once a solid blackbird, it slowly changes to white as the man sheds his guilt. He develops a passion to make sketches of the bird, and this becomes a source that creates the problem. Due to certain circumstances, he ends up in a hospital mental ward. A continuous barrage of technicalities and other circumstances make it difficult for him to attain his freedom. He captures the love of a middle-aged, not-so pretty, recovering drug addict who along with her illiteracy had a speech impediment. A dedicated doctor finds he is not too old to learn a lesson about life from his patient. And two compassionate ward nurses befriend him and help him make life-changing decisions. His impact on them is no less life-changing. Hopefully, the man who dared to dream will capture your heart, as well.
Author: James Downton, Jr.
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
Some people think that they are not creative. Some recall a teacher or a parent who communicated this message which they embraced as the truth. Others developed the belief they weren’t creative by comparing themselves to sisters or brothers who were recognized as creative, or to people whose talents they used as a standard against which they evaluated their own. Other peoples’ opinions, but most importantly their own, led them to turn off creativity they expressed freely as children. Believing they weren’t creative, life lost some of its vitality. What is "creativity?" Playful Mind establishes a starting point that is embellished as the reader continues through the book. It’s the ability to imagine, to courageously pursue ideas and goals, and to think and live with a playful mind. Playful Mind is the free spirit within our thinking that loves flexibility and the adventure of exploring new ideas. It’s the part of our creative spirit that can surprise and shift our thinking. It’s a character we can cultivate and use. Imagine it and give it a name. Invite it to inspire your thinking and your life. Let Playful Mind start you on a journey that will change your life.
Author: Nora Roberts
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins her Dream Trilogy with the story of Margo, a housekeeper’s daughter who picks up the pieces of a shattered dream to start a new one—with the sisters of her heart… Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn’t help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templeton’s stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not buy the thing she craved most—her mother’s acceptance. Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura—or had Kate’s shrewd head for business. But all Margo knew how to do was be Margo, and that meant doing things her own way—no matter what the consequences... Don't miss the other books in the Dream Trilogy Holding the Dream Finding the Dream