Guys and Dolls and Other Stories

Author: Damon Runyon

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141188331

Category: Broadway (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 288

View: 4831

Slick, upbeat and funny, these stories inspired the popular musical and film Guys and Dolls. 'Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no doubt but that the guy they call the Sky is the highest. He will bet all he has, and nobody can bet any more than this'.

Guys and Dolls and Other Writings

Author: Damon Runyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664851

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 656

View: 6642

From Dave the Dude to Al Capone: a defining collection from the world of Damon Runyon Damon Runyon grew up in the West, moved to New York City, and became one of the leading voices of American popular culture. From sports writing to short fiction, this unique collection offers an eclectic sampling of his extraordinary talent. Here are newspaper pieces, stories- including the last one he ever composed-poetry, and, of course, the Broadway tales for which he is chiefly remembered: Guys and Dolls, Blood Pressure, The Bloodhounds of Broadway, and others. Featuring works that are impossible to find elsewhere, and Runyon's signature eye for detail-particularly the sounds, smells, and tastes of New York-this book brings an American icon to a new generation of readers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

On Broadway

Containing All the Stories from More Than Somewhat, Furthermore, Take it Easy

Author: Damon Runyon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141184234

Category: Broadway (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 573

View: 7936

A collection of the stories of Damon Runyon who presents the 1950s world of guys and dolls on Broadway.

A Most Remarkable Fella

Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life : a Portrait by His Daughter

Author: Susan Loesser

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634009273

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 9902

(Book). Composer, lyricist and driving force behind such songs and stage productions as "Heart and Soul," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella , Frank Loesser left an indelible mark on American music. In this rich and revealing biography, his daughter profiles this prolific musical mastermind, piecing together her own memories with those of singers, songwriters, producers, friends and family members. The result is an accurate account of what it was like to know Frank Loesser: a very funny man with a fiery temper whose ferocious commitment to his art drove singers out of their minds and to their best. This comprehensive account of Loesser's life and career includes photos, drawings, lyrics and an index.

Damon Runyon

Author: Jimmy Breslin

Publisher: Laurel

ISBN: 9780440505020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3666

This is the exuberant biography of the best known and most colorful newspapercolumnist of the 1920s and '30s by one of the best-known and most colorful newspaper columnists of today, Jimmy Breslin.

Romance in the roaring forties and other stories

Author: Damon Runyon

Publisher: William Morrow & Co


Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 7526

Available for the first time in decades, this collection of stories by the renowned author includes "Little Miss Marker," "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown," and "Butch Minds the Baby"

William's Doll

Author: Charlotte Zolotow

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064430677

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1048

More than anything, William wants a doll. "Don't be a creep," says his brother. "Sissy, sissy," chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William's wish, and makes it easy for others to understand, too.

This Is Not an Accident


Author: April Wilder

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698151461

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3822

From a truly distinctive voice brimming with wicked humor, tales of the little disasters that befall and befuddle us April Wilder’s characters (some normal, some less so) have this in common: they are spiraling (or inching) toward self-destruction. An almost poetic range of disasters are sought out and savored in This Is Not an Accident, from bad romance to iffy adoption decisions to unsteady liaisons with animals and dolls; from compulsive driving to compulsive written correspondence with oneself. A house sitter hides among poets in Salt Lake City after his canine charge dies tragically. A grandma’s boyfriend holds a backyard barbecue under siege—with the kids as his pint-sized guards. The world of these slightly off-center individuals is similarly off by a few degrees. But by the end, we realize it’s not as far off as we would like to think: this is modern American life. What Wilder captures is not a dark side, but rather the side we all know well and hide from others, and ourselves. In the tradition of Wells Tower and Jim Shepard, This Is Not an Accident signals a bold new voice and delivers the kind of insanely incisive moments only a master of the human condition can conjure.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545231167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2441

From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

and Other Stories

Author: Tim Burton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688156819

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8206

From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children -- misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings -- hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).

A Spy in the House of Loud

New York Songs and Stories

Author: Chris Stamey

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477316248

Category: Music

Page: 287

View: 3531

Popular music was in a creative upheaval in the late 1970s. As the singer-songwriter and producer Chris Stamey remembers, “the old guard had become bloated, cartoonish, and widely co-opted by a search for maximum corporate profits, and we wanted none of it.” In A Spy in the House of Loud, he takes us back to the auteur explosion happening in New York clubs such as the Bowery’s CBGB as Television, Talking Heads, R.E.M., and other innovative bands were rewriting the rules. Just twenty-two years old and newly arrived from North Carolina, Stamey immersed himself in the action, playing a year with Alex Chilton before forming the dB’s and recording the albums Stands for deciBels and Repercussion, which still have an enthusiastic following. A Spy in the House of Loud vividly captures the energy that drove the music scene as arena rock gave way to punk and other new streams of electric music. Stamey tells engrossing backstories about creating in the recording studio, describing both the inspiration and the harmonic decisions behind many of his compositions, as well as providing insights into other people’s music and the process of songwriting. Photos, mixer-channel and track assignment notes, and other inside-the-studio materials illustrate the stories. Revealing another side of the CBGB era, which has been stereotyped as punk rock, safety pins, and provocation, A Spy in the House of Loud portrays a southern artist’s coming-of-age in New York’s frontier abandon as he searches for new ways to break the rules and make some noise.

Girl Trouble


Author: Holly Goddard Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959480

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2095

Girl Trouble, a Harper Perennial paperback original, is Rona Jaffe Award winner Holly Goddard Jones’s debut short story collection, set around small-town Southerners caught in moral and sometimes mortal quandaries. Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories explore the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence.

Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes

Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children

Author: Geraldine Crisci,Marilynn Lay,Liana Lowenstein

Publisher: JIST Life

ISBN: 9781558641297

Category: Psychology

Page: 477

View: 6129

Using solid theoretical framework and extensive practical application. Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes is an indispensable tool for mental health professionals who work with sexually abused children. This book provides clinicians with activities and ideas that they can use in any treatment program. Each chapter in Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes is based on a particular treatment issue. Whether carrying out an individual or group program, the therapist can select from a variety of paper-and-pencil exercises, role-playing activities, therapeutic games, puppet shows, and music and art activities. The chapters need not be followed in order-they may be adapted to be used in the client's comprehensive treatment plan. The activities have been designed to appeal to children, using accepted treatment objectives. The many games and craft activities in Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes are professional tools to be used as springboards to help sexually traumatized children. Book jacket.

Boys and Girls

Superheroes in the Doll Corner

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022613024X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5324

With the publication of Boys and Girls in 1984, Vivian Gussin Paley took readers inside a kindergarten classroom to show them how boys and girls play—and how, by playing and fantasizing in different ways, they work through complicated notions of gender roles and identity. The children’s own conversations, stories, playacting, and scuffles are interwoven with Paley’s observations and accounts of her vain attempts to alter their stereotyped play. Thirty years later, the superheroes and princesses are still here, but their doll corners and block areas are fast disappearing from our kindergartens. This new edition of Paley’s classic book reignites issues that are more important than ever for a new generation of students, parents, and teachers.

Stories of the Supernatural

Finding God in Walmart and Other Unlikely Places

Author: Tyler Johnson

Publisher: Destiny Image Pub

ISBN: 9780768431643

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 5879

As you read Healing Hidden Hurts, the simplistic message of forgiveness becomes relevant. Your total healing and restoration is possible! Prior hurts and unjustified wounds that scarred you mentally and kept you bound in personal prisons are finally released to reveal the true inner beauty and wholeness that you were created for. Lasting inner peace is possible. Complete wholeness and healing can be yours as you learn these simple and easy steps to applying forgiveness.Don't hide or bandage your pain any longer. It's time for you to be as whole, free and healed as Jesus died to make you.

And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312979478

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1559

Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all time, Christie's masterpiece of murder and suspense is available in this newly packaged paperback. Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die--and before the weekend is out, there will be none.

Behind the Attic Wall

Author: Sylvia Cassedy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380698439

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 315

View: 4478

In the bleak, forbidding house of her great-aunts, neglected twelve-year-old orphan Maggie hears ghostly voices and finds magic that awakens in her the capacity to love and be loved.