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.

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.

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.

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.

Diary of a Redneck Vampire

Author: Flo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595295541
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Diary of a Redneck Vampire is the journal of a 23 year-old female drummer, begun shortly after auditioning for the all-male heavy metal band The Redneck Vampires in 1993. New to the band, Flo finds herself the only girl in a man's world, and she kept this diary to deal with her changing life. She captures the band's plight as they tour North America, living on stranger's couches, fighting among themselves, getting and losing record deals, and performing for just enough cash to make it to the next town. In addition to the pursuit of rock stardom, Flo also seriously studied the pagan religion of Wicca, and her spiritual life grows and changes as the pages turn. You will laugh at the idiocy, experience the raging, energetic crowds from the view of a drummer playing on stage, and recognize the struggle bands go through to meet their definition of success. Full of the drugs, the drama, and the dreams of rock and roll, Diary of a Redneck Vampire pushes limits and exposes the ugly truth of the beginning stages of a band in their struggle to make it in the music industry, shared uniquely from the perspective of a female participant.

Inner Views

Author: David Breskin
Publisher:
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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.

We are the World

Author: David Breskin
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399511721
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Describes the organization of USA for Africa, which has produced an album by top American rock singers and musicians on behalf of famine relief in Africa

Fresh Kills

Author: David Breskin
Publisher: Cleveland State Univ Poetry Center
ISBN: 9781880834312
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Poetry. "The work of David Breskin is political, lyrical and funny. In poems like 'Smart Money, ' a denunciation of money's arrogance, his intelligence has the power to sing. A classic of its kind, 'Da Hood' contains all the virtues of his writing: compression, conceptual energy, humor; 'Town Crier' displays his edgy lyricism. A poet of concentrated language, Breskin is also an astute cultural critic. At his best, he is among the finest younger poets now writing" Paul Hoover."

Campaign

Author: David Breskin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941196472
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Poems for each day prior to Trump's election as U.S. President.

Factory Girl in the Rubber City

Author: Debra Lape
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534899742
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"High school graduation, 1916. What next? Stay home and take care of the younger siblings? Work on a neighboring farm or clerk at a store in town? Marry a cousin? They were all cousins in a town where your family had lived for over 150 years. mary had a choice to make. Remain in Pennsylvania Dutch country, or start a new life in Akron, Ohio, where business was booming in the automotive tire industry. Thebrothers wanted to go, so why not her, too? It was a chance at a different life and she was ready to leap before she looked."--Page [iii].