I Talk Too Much

Author: Francis Rossi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472130170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5999


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'THE ROCK 'N' ROLL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Essential for fans and great reading for anyone else' Classic Rock Break-ups, make-ups, groupies, band politics, court battles, the tragic death of Rick Parfitt . . . This is Francis Rossi as you have never seen him before. Status Quo have sold over 100 million records worldwide, including 65 hit singles and 32 hit albums. The legendary band's career has mirrored the evolution of rock music. From the struggles of the flower-power '60s, the highs of the denim-clad '70s, the coke- and tequila-induced blur of the '80s, to fighting for musical integrity in the '90s and '00s and a fresh lease of life from new band members in recent years, Rossi has been there for the entirety of Quo's turbulent history. In I Talk Too Much, Rossi will reveal the truth behind one of the biggest rock bands of all time, as well as the personal highs and lows of a career spanning over 50 years. He lifts the lid on the man behind the music - from humble beginnings in Forest Hill and being labelled a has-been by the press in his twenties to opening Live Aid in 1985 - and why he's still going strong at seventy. Along the way he has fathered eight children with three mothers and beaten both alcoholism and cocaine addiction. Rossi comes clean about the time he almost left the band, what he really thinks about the music industry today and the complexities of his fifty-year friendship with Rick Parfitt. Painfully honest, riotously funny and frequently outrageous, I Talk Too Much covers the glory years, the dark days and the real stories behind the creation of some of the greatest rock music of all time.

Feiffer's People

Author: Jules Feiffer

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822203964

Category: Drama

Page: 92

View: 2585


A long-run Broadway hit, this warmly humorous--and human--play by our theatre's most renowned comic writer, offers a wise and witty examination of a family hilariously beset by marital and domestic problems. ...one of the most professional pieces of work Bro

The Hidden Psychology of Our Talking

Author: David W. Shave

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1627342680

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 703


This book introduces the concept of the "unconscious entity" and reveals it as the most important concept in psychology. The book begins by presenting that the basic emotional need of humans is the need to be emotionally comfortable. Anything, that makes us emotionally uncomfortable, is a frustration of our basic emotional need, that then produces anger. The bigger the frustration, the more anger is produced. If that anger is not immediately expressed, it becomes repressed, and then stored in our mind as "unconscious entity," making any unwanted feeling we have, more unwanted. Unconscious entity arises from our unexpressed anger. It manifests itself as unwanted feelings. The feeling we least want is the very feeling most likely to be produced by our unexpressed anger. To reduce the intensity of an unwanted feeling, or to remove it completely, we must convert the unconscious entity, in our mind, back to expressed anger, which we can do, unconsciously, when we talk to a listener about what we dislike, or hate. What we dislike, or hate, will be unconsciously equated with an unconsciously perceived part of our listener. The anger is then directly expressed to that part and will be metaphorically hidden. This reveals a new dimension in human communication that has the capacity to cure psychogenic illnesses. Anger, arising from our stored unconscious entity, can also be reduced when it is expressed, inwardly, to ourselves, as in any hard work, exercise, or self-punishment, or by punishment inflicted by others. Reducing our unconscious entity makes us less emotionally uncomfortable, which is the same as making us more emotionally comfortable. That meets our basic emotional need indirectly. This book shows how we unconsciously hide our expressed anger, in our talking to a perceived listener. We do it by utilizing unconscious predicate-equating that this book shows, for the first time anywhere, is a prominent cognition of humans, and not limited to, or being diagnostic of, schizophrenia, as psychology and psychiatry now believe. It reveals the hidden and real cause for homelessness, PTSD, pedophilia, and why people senselessly kill as in mass killings.This book is a "must read," not only for anyone associated, in any way, with psychology or psychiatry, but anyone interested in the origin of their own unwanted feelings, and wanting to rid themselves of them.

TO GULLS' REST A Story about loving

Author: L Taylor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244382611

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 8640


At 42, Constance, left to nurse Pa and then Ma, has lived her life through others' experiences. Sister Daphne moves from one alternative therapy to another to try and cure her general hypochondria; Alison is so sophisticated yet never able to sustain a relationship for long; Bridget, the third sister, brusque but caring has three sons and a husband with a wandering eye; Edwin, the eldest brother, is coming home to England for his share of the family home but suffering a personal crisis and finally, Jake. Well, no one heard from him... Warring siblings aside, Constance wants something more. She needs her own life: to create her own story. So one morning, she just takes off, telling no one...

Meditations for Men Who Do Too Much

Author: Jonathon Lazear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671759086

Category: Psychology

Page: 402

View: 9453


Indispensable support for men caught up in the daily cycle of work, achieve, acquire.

I'm with Stupid

Author: Elaine Szewczyk

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446537764

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9707


A hilarious tale of girl meets boy, girl falls in lust, girl discovers boy is not playing with a full deck... When Kas meets William while on safari in South Africa he seems perfect-a gorgeous park ranger, both kind and brave (he saved the tour from certain death by water buffalo). Her two best friends, Max, an endlessly scheming personal trainer, and Libby, a jobless bombshell, would like to get their hands on William...but he's only interested in Kas, an editorial assistant at a struggling New York literary agency who thinks William is out of her league. The two have a fling, and Kas returns home to New York wondering if she'll hear from William again. So when he finally sends an email, she's delighted. Until she opens it. The email is not quite the love missive Kas expected. Did she misjudge William? A miscommunication ensues, triggering a rapid-fire series of comic developments that, within days, bring William to New York, now under the impression that Kas has offered him a place to live. As he unveils his big plan to take Manhattan by storm and make his fortune, Kas finally recognizes how limited William's intellectual capabilities are: He makes Kevin Federline look like Albert Einstein. Readers are along for the outrageous ride as Kas copes with her new roommate's eccentricities, including a preoccupation with the Psychic Friends Network and a passion for collecting Big Apple-themed souvenirs, and the realization that her dream man is a comic nightmare. "Elaine Szewczyk is smart and funny, and knows that New York bars and African safaris have something important in common: When it comes to dating, it's a jungle out there. If you savor Sophie Kinsella or Lauren Weisberger, you'll want to add her to your reading list." -- Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives, The Double Blind, and Skeletons at the Feast "Spirited, irreverent, bilious, and above all funny, Elaine Szewczyk's bitter cocktail provides a much-needed antidote for the chick-lit genre..." -- Adam Langer, author of Ellington Boulevard, Crossing California, and The Washington Story

The Cave

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813191553

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 9900


In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of the cave.

Professional Services Marketing

Author: John E. Doerr,Lee Frederiksen,Mike Schultz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118688430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6359


A proven approach to revenue-generating marketing and client development Professional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry. The Second Edition features new research and updates throughout, including new chapters on social media and online marketing, as well as new case studies and interviews Authors Mike Schultz and John E. Doerr are the coauthors of the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine bestseller Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing; Lee W. Frederiksen is coauthor of Online Marketing for Professional Services Will be widely promoted via multiple online routes and direct mail marketing Firms of any size can use this proven approach to marketing and client development to attract new clients and grow their professional service businesses.

Dennis Kelly: Plays Two

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1783195118

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9321


Dennis Kelly is one of the UK's finest contemporary dramatists. This second volume of his work collects together: Our Teacher's a Troll, Orphans, Taking Care of Baby, DNA and The Gods Weep. Also features a foreword by journalist, author and critic, Aleks Sierz. "Without doubt, Kelly is one of the most multi-talented British playwrights to emerge in the last decade" - Aleks Sierz (from the foreword)