Description : Corporate.pdf leaves you hanging on the edge of your toilet. Of course, those are my words, the words of the author, but what do others have to say about the book? "Yes, I liked the book Jeffrey, now clean the dishes," raved Sandra Horton, my mother. "I can't believe anybody in our family can write this good," is an honest to goodness quote from Grandma Wilma Horton. And Uncle Bob Bentz called the book "riveting, I couldn't wait to turn the page." Sure, my family loves me, but what about my friends? Big Mike Leonard was heard somewhere in Germany saying the book was "so descriptive you could smell the bird poop." Darron Vigliotti, not only a friend but a highly respected member of the Stratford High Book Review, deemed it "the culture-bearing work of the MTV generation." He even went as far as saying that I "crafted" the book. My former roommate, Kristen Vernet, said "It's about damn time," in an astounded tone. I think she's just glad she doesn't live with me anymore. And Erin Specht, a current coworker, read the first thirty pages but couldn't handle the pressure of coming up with a quote about it in two minutes. I can personally assure you that she hugely anticipates reading the rest of the book. Now you, you don't know me, but that's the point. Read the book and make up your own mind. If you enjoy laughing, crying, and taking dumps then you'll love it.
Description : Screenwriting Tip #99 Voice-over usually feels like scaffolding. You know-something you left in there when you were constructing the first draft, but really should have torn out after it served its purpose. Screenwriting Tip #120 Always remember that funny trumps everything. Your script could be written in crayon with your name spelled wrong on the cover, but if it's genuinely funny, none of that matters. Screenwriting Tip #156 The easiest way to write kick-ass protagonists is to make them incredibly good at what they do. Confused at the outline stage? Stuck in the swamp of Act Two? Don't know who your protagonist is or where she's going? You might feel like a hack. But don't worry-you're not alone. Even the most experienced writers feel like this at times. Sometimes we just need a few short pointers and reminders to set us on the path again. Xander Bennett worked as a script reader in the trenches of Hollywood, reading and covering hundreds of mediocre screenplays. After months of reading about heroic Sea World trainers, transgendered circus detectives and crime-fighting chupacabras, he couldn't take it any more. Xander started a blog called 'Screenwriting Tips, You Hack', a place designed to provide short, witty tips on screenwriting for amateur writers all the way up to journeymen scribes. This book is the evolution of that blog. Dozens of the best scripts (along with many brand-new ones) have been expanded into bite-sized chapters full of funny, insightful, highly usable advice. Let Xander's pain be your gain as you learn about the differences between film and television structure, how to force yourself to write when you really don't want to, and why you probably shouldn't base your first spec script around an alien invasion.
Description : If you’re responsible for producing quality printed materialsor creating great-looking Web pages for your business ororganization, Adobe’s new Creative Suite has just what youneed. This complete set of integrated graphics, design, and Webpage creation tools will help you produce professional qualitybrochures, flyers, and newsletters as well as dynamic Webpages—as soon as you get familiar with all the parts! Well, relax. Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk ReferenceFor Dummies® has you—and all thoseprograms—covered. Five minibooks walk you through setting upand using the tools, while the sixth shows you how they all worktogether. And this single volume will remain a handy reference longafter you gain proficiency with the entire suite: InDesign for page layout Illustrator for creating art and graphics Photoshop, the world’s favorite image editingprogram Acrobat, to share files across different operating systems anddevelop interactive forms GoLive for building innovative Web pages Even if you plan to use only one or two of these elements now,Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference ForDummies® is an outstanding resource. Find out what youneed to know today, and when you’re ready to tackle the nexttool, just turn to that minibook and away you go. These are only afew of the skills you’ll discover: Create a professional-looking page with InDesign, importPhotoshop and Illustrator graphics to enliven it, and preserve itin a PDF file Design a logo for your business with Illustrator and give it 3Deffects Save Illustrator files in a variety of Web-compatible formats,including GIF, HTML, and even Macromedia® Flash SWF Correct photo color and edit your images in Photoshop Plan an entire Web site for maximum impact, then save hours ofwork by using GoLive’s templates, components, andlibraries Use Acrobat to create PDFs that include MP3 audio, video or SWFfiles Whether your goal is to design newsletters, a full-size book, ane-commerce Web site, or just about anything else, Adobe’sCreative Suite plus Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One DeskReference For Dummies® will help you get the job done.
Description : Volume 2 of A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula brings to an end this collective work that aims at surveying the network of interliterary relations in the Iberian Peninsula. No attempt at such a comparative history of literatures in the Iberian Peninsula has been made until now. In this volume, the focus is placed on images (Section 1), genres (Section 2), forms of mediation (Section 3), and cultural studies and literary repertoires (Section 4). To these four sections an epilogue is added, in which specialists in literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the (sub)disciplines of comparative history and comparative literary history, search for links between Volumes 1 and 2 from the point of view of general contributions to the field of Iberian comparative studies, and assess the entire project that now reaches completion with contributions from almost one hundred scholars.
Description : Gender: Psychological Perspectives synthesizes the latest research on gender to help students think critically about the differences between research findings and stereotypes, provoking them to examine and revise their own preconceptions. The text examines the behavioral, biological, and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. The text’s unique pedagogical program helps students understand the portrayal of gender in the media and the application of gender research in the real world. Headlines from the news open each chapter to engage the reader. Gendered Voices present true personal accounts of people's lives. According to the Media boxes highlight gender-related coverage in newspapers, magazines, books, TV, and movies, while According to the Research boxes offer the latest scientifically based research to help students analyze the accuracy and fairness of gender images presented in the media. Additionally, Considering Diversity sections emphasize the cross-cultural perspective of gender. This text is intended for undergraduate or graduate courses on the psychology of gender, psychology of sex, psychology of women or men, gender issues, sex roles, women in society, and women’s or men’s studies. It is also applicable to sociology and anthropology courses on diversity. Seventh Edition Highlights: 12 new headlines on topics ranging from gender and the Flynn effect to gender stereotyping that affects men Coverage of gender issues in aging adults and transgendered individuals Expanded coverage of diversity issues in the US and around the globe, including the latest research from China, Japan, and Europe More tables, figures, and photos to provide summaries of text in an easy-to-absorb format End-of-chapter summaries and glossary Suggested readings for further exploration of chapter topics Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/Brannon containing both instructor and student resources
Description : This collection assesses the performance of Brazil’s Lula da Silva, the only working-class president in Latin American history, in his first term. The contributing scholars deal with Lula’s style of governance; the type of economic and social policies he adopted, in both their positive and negative aspects; the impact on regional inequalities; the administration’s treatment of agriculture and the environment; the nature of Lula’s foreign policy; and the Lula government’s place in the country’s long-term development. This volume is composed of renowned economists and regional scientists, as well as political scientists and historians.
Description : In this compulsively readable and constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" and "Down and Dirty Pictures," writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty.