Poster Boy

Author: Peter Drew

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1743820844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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When you’re sneaking around the city at night you feel like a kid again. The seriousness of the world is unmasked as a series of facades, dead objects just waiting to be painted. I was immediately hooked. Out on the street I could say anything I wanted. So what did I want to say? Peter Drew’s posters are a familiar sight across Australia – his ‘Real Australians Say Welcome’ and ‘Aussie’ campaigns took on lives of their own, attaining cult status and starting conversations all over the country. But who made them, and why? In this irresistible and unexpected memoir, Peter Drew searches for the answers to these questions. He traces the links between his creative and personal lives, and discovers surprising parallels between Australia’s dark, unacknowledged past and the unspoken conflict at the core of his own family. Packed full of Peter Drew’s memorable images, Poster Boy is an intelligent, funny and brutally honest dive into the stew of individual, family and national identity. It’s about politics and art, and why we need them both. And it’s about making a mark. ‘Peter Drew’s work changes how we see our streets and country, as well as activism and art. Be warned: This galvanising book might propel you to start a movement yourself.’ —Benjamin Law 'An unflinching look at modern Australia, Poster Boy is a tale literally told from the streets. It is a stark story where the villains blend in with those devoted to pushing for change. This book floored me.' —Osher Günsberg ‘To read Poster Boy is to experience the life-enriching idea that one person can make real change. Then wait for the minute, the day, the week, when the afterglow of his story works its magic on your own simple deeds. From little things, big things truly grow.’ —Megan Morton ‘An insightful look into the life and mind of one of Australia's most progressive and forthright artists of our generation.’ —Nick Mitzevich, director of the National Gallery of Australia

Poster Boy

Author: Anne Tenino

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626491305

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 3887

It's all fun and games until someone puts his heart out. After being outed to his hockey team and then changing schools, Jock figures he's due for something good — like the sex he missed out on in the closet. Toby, the hot grad student he meets at a frat party, seems like a great place to start, and their night together is an awesome introduction to the fine art of hooking up. Toby's heart takes a bruising after the near-perfect experience with Jock leads to...nothing. He's been left on the outside as his friends pair up into blissful coupledom, and he's in danger of never completing (or starting) his thesis. Can't something go right? Then Toby's coerced into chaperoning a Theta Alpha Gamma trip to France. Not that he's complaining. What better place to finish his thesis and get over that frat boy? Except Jock's outing is leaked to the press, turning him into an unwilling gay rights martyr, and he decides France would be a great escape, too. It's a break from reality for both guys, but they soon find their connection is as real as it gets.

A Poster Boy

Author: Anjali Raghbeer

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 818328311X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8808

Yash Raj Studios. He had dreamt of this moment. At the studio where he'd take his screen test, they'd see how good he was. He'd blow them away with his acting. They'd sign him up for a film right there and then. He'd have his own make up van. He'd be a professional! Akshay arrives in Mumbai, the Indian cin industry's mecca, starry-eyed with a dream of becoming a famous actor like every seventh person who comes to the city. The friend he had relied on doesn't seem to be much of a friend when Akshay really needs him. Will Akshay still manage to become the next super star of Hindi films? Or is there something else in store? In A Poster Boy, Anjali Raghbeer shares Akshay's quest for stardom and the trials he endures. Join his fascinating journey that takes us on a nostalgic trip to the captivating world of hand painted Indian film posters.

The Poster Boy


Publisher: UTP

ISBN: 1734283025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 3838

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Or, is building a company something “other people” do? In The Poster Boy, Chad Scott tells the story of a midwestern kid from Missouri who worked up the nerve to move to Chicago and chase his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. He didn’t have a pile of cash or a bunch of connections—just a great idea and the willpower to see it through to the bitter end. This book is half-memoir and half-guide. Chapters alternate between Chad’s story and practical business lessons designed to take you all the way from a bare concept to a lucrative business. In these pages, you’ll find... - Real talk about the everyday problems entrepreneurs face. - Advice for overcoming and growing through adversity. - The inspiration to make something out of nothing. - Practical tools and tactics for starting your own business. - Wisdom for working with partners and investors. - How to hire friends and influence people. - Guidance for finding investors and raising money. - Tips for building an organization that gives as good as it gets. - A plethora of stupid mistakes, ridiculous problems, and innovative solutions. - All the motivation you need to set your business in motion today. Don’t let your fears keep you from getting into the game. Young, old, rich, poor, success, or failure—if you’ve ever wanted to start your own business, this book is for you.

Poster Boy: a searing British dystopia that cuts close to the bone...

Author: NJ Crosskey

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1789550130

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3865

Broadcast live, Rosa Lincoln takes to the stage at her brother’s memorial service with a bomb concealed beneath her clothes. Being in Jimmy’s shadow was never easy, even when he was alive, but in death he has become a national hero. When she crosses paths with the enigmatic Teresa, she discovers that those she has been taught to view as enemies may not be the real villains after all. The lies need to be stopped, and Rosa intends on doing just that. 'Crosskey propels the plot at breakneck pace, depicts a frighteningly realistic world and conjures a truly poignant denouement' Guardian, Books of the Month 'Keep this book far from anyone who might be tempted to turn its fiction into reality' Christina Dalcher, author of VOX ‘I absolutely adored this book... Terrifyingly current and irresistible, Poster Boy will be the next big thing this summer, just watch!’ Comfy Reading ‘A thought-provoking debut – fast-paced, gutsy and disturbing’ Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid’s Room 'Poster Boy is a chilling, thrilling and intensely disturbing read – a conspiracy to divide and control a nation at whatever the cost leaves the reader feeling this is terrifyingly real! An outstanding rollercoaster of a read... Completely gripping. Intensely disturbing. Terrifyingly real!' Liz Lawler, author of Don’t Wake Up' 'In Poster Boy, Crosskey creates a disturbingly plausible dystopian Britain. It's a timely, page-turner of a novel – fierce and perceptive' Joanne Burn, author of Petals and Stones ‘If you read nothing else this year, read this’ WI Life

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery to Do It

Author: Robert J. Marckini

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257130633

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 372

The task of choosing the right prostate cancer treatment is daunting. It is further complicated by conflicting information the patient receives from physicians and the Internet. This book is written by a prostate cancer survivor who now runs an international prostate cancer support group. It's about his journey and the important things he learned along the way. It is the book the author wishes had been available when he was diagnosed 6 years ago. It is intended to provide specific information for men who are at risk or have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. All major treatment options are examined and the pros and cons of each are summarized. A relatively new, non-invasive, highly effective treatment is highlighted. It is an option that cures cancer as well as any other option, but generally leaves the patient with a higher quality of life and fewer, if any, side effects. This book has been endorsed by several physicians as well as other highly respected people from all walks of life.

A Savage Presence

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9742

Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Crip Theory

Author: Robert McRuer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814761097

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 7678

Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as “normal” or as abject, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. Drawing on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the central concerns of crip theory and considers how such a critical perspective might impact cultural and historical inquiry in the humanities. Crip Theory puts forward readings of the Sharon Kowalski story, the performance art of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, as well as critiques of the domesticated queerness and disability marketed by the Millennium March, or Bravo TV’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. McRuer examines how dominant and marginal bodily and sexual identities are composed, and considers the vibrant ways that disability and queerness unsettle and re-write those identities in order to insist that another world is possible.

No Size Fits All

Author: Tom Hayes,Michael S. Malone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 738

Today’s markets have splintered into millions of powerful consumer communities— how can businesses adapt? It’s no secret that traditional mass marketing— network television, newspapers, direct mail—is dying. Consumer markets are increasingly fragmented, even as they become more connected, transparent, and global. The future of business is about penetrating selfforming niches, from affinity groups on Facebook to thousands of satellite channels and millions of private online communities. So how can businesses reach new customers, win their trust, and earn their loyalty? Tom Hayes and Michael S. Malone urge an entirely new approach, embracing small, trust-based online groups as powerful vehicles for creating customers and gathering invaluable feedback. But what they call “marketing 3.0” isn’t as simple as setting up a YouTube channel. Drawing on many case studies, the authors offer a new set of tools for a world where attention is harder than ever to capture, but even more lucrative to hold. They explain how to use social media for a new kind of marketing—bottom-up instead of top-down, personal rather than public, subtle rather than full frontal. The payoff is a return to the power of oldfashioned handselling—turbocharged by bleedingedge technology.