The Real Life Diary of a Boomtown Girl

Author: David Breskin
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483581632
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Randi Bruce's hometown rocketed from a population of twenty-five hundred to twenty-five thousand practically overnight, and she wants her life to move that fast, too. By the time she lands a job as a blaster on an all-woman crew in a Wyoming coal mine, she's already been a water-ski champ and a waitress, a roustabout and a reluctant Junior Miss, a construction worker and a rock 'n' roll groupie. She's all of nineteen. Forthright, sexy, irreverent, Randi blasts coal as well as any man. Her exuberance makes her irresistible; her straightforward intelligence gets her in trouble and starts her thinking that maybe Karen Silkwood really was onto something, that the men in charge try to do to women what they've always done to the land: harness, control, rape, exploit, manage. In the diary Randi keeps during her shifts at the mine--Days, Swing, Graves--and later, at home, she tells us the story of her life on the new frontier: of dancing and drugging, of the Tough Guy Contest and Bedrock City, and of her own parents' ruptured marriage. Mostly she tells of her own longing for some kind of shelter, some kind of home amid endless wind and coal companies, amid bars and boomers of the modern American West. David Breskin's novel is a triumph of voice. His Randi Bruce both celebrates and challenges her times, and delivers to fiction an American we rarely see.

Miles on Miles

Author: Paul Maher
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556527063
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Collects thirty interviews with the jazz icon discussing his music, life, and philosophy.

Supermodel

Author: David Breskin
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483598365
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David Breskin may have written the world’s first self-contextualizing turbo-novel, or turbo-poem if you prefer. An intricate machine, Supermodel generates a wild ride: the headlong velocity and eyestunning detail of its story, the force of its situations, and the veracity of its characters will seize and pull you from front to back fast enough for thrills, chills, and bouts of epistemological whiplash. The story’s framing device--an injured supermodel stranded by a tsunami in a palm tree, her fiancé’s whereabouts unknown--uses Petra Nemcova’s famous predicament as its point of departure and its avenue of ingress into a richly invented character: a supremely beautiful woman treading her beauty’s way into the world. Speeding at you in a single extended sentence, this story is paired, in parallel italicized couplets, with a running commentary Breskin has extracted from the endless bubbling fountain of the Internet. This cyber-Greek chorus (presenting voices ranging from the Department of Defense to the Vagina Institute, from lad mags to cosmologists) is frequently hilarious when not terrifying. Sometimes a stand-in for the noise of the world, but more often a torrent of the unexpected and the mindbogglingly apt, this flow pours into and around our heroine’s story to make a whole that is, somehow and all at once, sympathetic and satiric, profound and profane. An intertwined and twinning lattice, in which fact and fiction outdo each other in a festival of the improbable and the unassailably so, Supermodel presents the world we know, rendered in a form we have neither seen before nor anticipated. And yet, we recognize it the instant we find it in front of us, right there, living, on the page: the first epic poem of the Internet Age.

Escape Velocity

Author: David Breskin
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781932360448
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From the righteous indignation of welfare mothers to the cloying calm of West Coast Buddhists, Escape Velocity splices the personal and the political as seamlessly as life itself. Funny and ferocious, poems such as "Mosaic Wipe," "Due Process," and "Newsworthy" go fearlessly into darkened spaces to crack them wide apart. In this new collection of lyrically canny compositions, David Breskin courageously gathers up the fractured facets of American life and transforms them into a stunning, spinning mirrored ball of postmodern poesy.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Elements of Authorship

Author: Arthur Plotnik
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
ISBN: 9780595001194
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Now Available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide! Clearheaded advice and comic relief that reassures new authors that writing--published or unpublished--is worth the pain.

The Best of Rolling Stone

Author: Robert Love
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
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A twenty-fifth anniversary collection features some of the most influential articles from the magazine that redefined journalism, with works by Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Chet Flippo, Ellen Hopkins, and others.

Inner Views

Author: David Breskin
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This fascinating volume includes in-depth conversations with Francis Coppola, David Lynch, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee, David Cronenberg, Robert Altman, Tim Burton, and-new to this edition-Clint Eastwood.