Can I Say

Author: Travis Barker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062319442
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

The Tao of Bill Murray

Author: Gavin Edwards
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473519659
Format: PDF, ePub
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People love Bill Murray movies, but even more, they love crazy stories about Bill Murray out in the world. Bill reads poetry to construction workers. Bill joins in strangers' kickball games. Bill steals a golf cart in Stockholm. Bill follows the Roots – a hip hop band – around. Bill pays a kid $5 to ride his bicycle into a swimming pool. The most popular Bill Murray story of all time (which he will neither confirm nor deny): on a crowded street, he puts his hands over a stranger's eyes from behind and says "Guess who?" When he lifts his hands to reveal his identity as Bill Murray, he tells the gobsmacked stranger, "No one will ever believe you." For The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing, best-selling author Gavin Edwards tracked down the best authentic Bill Murray stories. People savour these anecdotes; they consume them with a bottomless hunger; they routinely turn them into viral hits. The book not only has the greatest hits of Bill's eye-opening interactions with the world, it puts them in the context of a larger philosophy (revealed to the author in an exclusive interview): Bill Murray is secretly teaching us all how to live our lives.

The World According to Tom Hanks

Author: Gavin Edwards
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1538712210
Format: PDF, Docs
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In The World According to Tom Hanks, through deep research and interviews, Gavin Edwards will explore and celebrate how Tom Hanks lives his life, mirroring the way that he embodies optimism and integrity in his movie roles. This book, paired with original illustrations from acclaimed illustrator R. Sikoryak, will give insight into the actor by collecting the best stories about how he behaves in the world, providing a loving retrospective of his film career, and putting it all into the context of his all-American philosophy.

A Positive Behavior Support Pocket Guide

Author: Travis Barker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781545287668
Format: PDF
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Second Edition: In a value based service setting the positive behavior support methodology has responded to the call for a safe, respectful, and evidence informed practice for responding to challenging behaviors. Instead of managing or treating behaviors, the positive behavior support methodology seeks to replace the goal seeking behavior with strategies that are more productive. The response of the service and healthcare fields to this approach has been overwhelming; with legislation, organizational policies, research, educational curriculum, and communities of care all responding in support. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction CHEAT SHEETS: Staff Beliefs & Client Perceptions of Helpfulness Client Beliefs & Staff Strategies to be Helpful Evaluating Cause & Effect: Using Questions to Explore Antecedents Evaluating Cause & Effect: Descriptions & Metrics Principles of Cause & Effect: Exploring Antecedents ABC Behavior Tracking Form Positive Behavior Support Model (Graphic Model) Intervention Skill Building Model (Generic) An Example: Positive Behavior Support Plan & Functional Behavior Assessment Addendum: Recommended Guidelines for Developing Functional Assessments & Positive Behavior Support Plans (DDA 5.14) Functional Assessment Guidelines (DDA 5.14) Positive Behavior Support Plan Guidelines (DDA 5.14) Concluding Remarks Author: Travis Barker, MPA GCPM

Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy

Author: Gavin Edwards
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613165549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents a humorous collection of over 275 lines people believe they have heard in popular songs from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Last Night at the Viper Room

Author: Gavin Edwards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780062313867
Format: PDF
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Hollywood was built on beautiful and complicated matinee idols: James Dean and Marlon Brando are classic examples, but in the 1990s, the actor who embodied that archetype was River Phoenix. As the brightly colored 1980s wound down, a new crew of leading men began to appear on movie screens. Hailed for their acting prowess and admired for choosing meaty roles, actors such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Brad Pitt were soon rocketing toward stardom while an unknown Leonardo DiCaprio prepared to make his acting debut. River Phoenix, however, stood in front of the pack. Blessed with natural talent and fueled by integrity, Phoenix was admired by his peers and adored by his fans. More than just a pinup on teenage girls' walls, Phoenix was also a fervent defender of the environment and a vocal proponent of a vegan lifestyle--well on his way to becoming a symbol of his generation. At age eighteen, he received his first Oscar nomination. But behind his beautiful public face, there was a young man who had been raised in a cult by nonconformist parents, who was burdened with supporting his family from a young age, and who eventually succumbed to addiction, escaping into a maelstrom of drink and drugs. And then he was gone. After a dozen films, including Stand by Me and My Own Private Idaho, and with a seemingly limitless future, River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. He was twenty-three years old. In Last Night at the Viper Room, bestselling author and journalist Gavin Edwards toggles between the tragic events at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on Halloween 1993 and the story of an extraordinary life. Last Night at the Viper Room is part biography, part cultural history of the 1990s, and part celebration of River Phoenix, a Hollywood icon gone too soon. Full of interviews from his fellow actors, directors, friends, and family, Last Night at the Viper Room shows the role he played in creating the place of the actor in our modern culture and the impact his work still makes today.