Summary Book Review Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black:
Download or read book Nothing's Sacred written by Lewis Black and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-05-20 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comedian Lewis Black unleashes his trademark subversive wit while recounting his own life story in his New York Times bestselling memoir. You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand. With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his antiauthoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Growing up in 1950s suburbia when father knew best and there was a sitcom to prove it, he began to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew stronger with each passing year, so did his ability to hone in on the absurd. True to form, he puts common sense above ideology and distills hilarious, biting commentary on all things politically and culturally relevant. "No one is safe from Lewis Black's comic missiles." (New York Times) You have been warned....
Summary Book Review Nothing Sacred by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough:
Download or read book Nothing Sacred written by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough and published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. This book was released on 2011 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world where unemployment is obliterated by putting all jobless people in the military to maintain the endless ongoing warfare, Warrant Officer Viveka Vanachek finds herself in a weirder place yet. Captured, raped, and interrogated she is finally exiled to a remote snow-bound prison camp where she is placed in solitary confinement. It seems like the end of the world when she also becomes too sick to eat and starts seeing ghosts and hearing mysterious chanting within the noises of the camp. But her dreams tell her there is more to her prison than there seems to be and soon her delusions and reality start trading places.
Summary Book Review Nothing Sacred by David Alvarez:
Download or read book Nothing Sacred written by David Alvarez and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nazi Germany considered the Catholic Church to be a serious threat to its domestic security and its international ambitions. In Germany, informants provided intelligence, but in Rome, German attempts to penetrate the Papacy were less successful - except for the codebreaking work.
Summary Book Review Nothing Sacred by Martin J Featherston:
Download or read book Nothing Sacred written by Martin J Featherston and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet Earl Grey, a down-to-earth and down on his luck small-time newspaper reporter. Earl is a bit of an unreliable mess, albeit loveable, if absolutely necessary. Much to Earl's complete lack of surprise, he's about to have an even worse week than his usual misfortunes. Two days after the earth-shattering arrival of an alleged God in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2005, Earl is appointed as Media Liaison to this extremely ungodlike man discovered wearing Armani in the nearby barren desert. With God now confined to a hospital room, Earl suddenly finds himself with exclusive access to the Almighty. And with great access comes great demand, as our less than intrepid reporter quickly discovers, meeting a feast of both loveable and despicable characters. All of whom are not entirely what they seem. But one thing is certain, they all want something from this newly arrived God and plan to go through Earl to get it. However, Earl, a lifelong atheist and skeptic, has other plans and sets about to uncover this unusual man's true identity before His time on earth runs out. Thrust into global celebrity and a massive mid-life course correction, it isn't long before Earl is overwhelmed, paranoid, and plagued with crippling self-doubt. But, as usual, he'll have to sort out the whole mess by himself. Hopefully, before the world comes to an end.
Summary Book Review Nothing Sacred by Fatma Durmush:
Download or read book Nothing Sacred written by Fatma Durmush and published by Chipmunkapublishing ltd. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DescriptionThis book started in a classroom, a friend suggested Fatma wrote a diary. The class enjoyed the two pages which she wrote, encouraging her to write more. Nothing Sacred is a now a book which, in two volumes, chronicles the life of Fatma and the many facets of her schizophrenic personality. With this book Fatma poses the question; what is mental health? If a doctor were to read this book he/she would think it a case study. It is a classic study of a paranoid schizophrenic. It deals with the illness on a daily basis, and the wider aspect is the world of healthy people contrasted with the illness, and how the shadowy world is almost taking over from the real world. This is the story of a mind in constant flux and the curing of the ailments and grievances of schizophrenia. About the AuthorFatma Durmush was born in 1959; after years spent suffering from schizophrenia she has finally achieved her ambition to be a renowned artist and now has an art degree. She will be going on to study an MA in art this year. As well as an artist and successful author, Fatma is also a play-right. She found a modest niche in America where two of her plays have been performed, one of which will soon be published in an anthology. In the UK she has been published by the Big Issue as well as in books and pamphlets. Her artwork has featured in over sixty exhibitions at, amongst others, the Tate Modern and The National Gallery.
Summary Book Review Nothing Sacred by Douglas Rushkoff:
Download or read book Nothing Sacred written by Douglas Rushkoff and published by Crown. This book was released on 2003-04-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Acclaimed writer and thinker Douglas Rushkoff, author of Ecstasy Club and Coercion, has written perhaps the most important—and controversial—book on Judaism in a generation. As the religion stands on the brink of becoming irrelevant to the very people who look to it for answers, Nothing Sacred takes aim at its problems and offers startling and clearheaded solutions based on Judaism’s core values and teachings. Disaffected by their synagogues’ emphasis on self-preservation and obsession with intermarriage, most Jews looking for an intelligent inquiry into the nature of spirituality have turned elsewhere, or nowhere. Meanwhile, faced with the chaos of modern life, returnees run back to Judaism with a blind and desperate faith and are quickly absorbed by outreach organizations that—in return for money—offer compelling evidence that God exists, that the Jews are, indeed, the Lord’s “chosen people,” and that those who adhere to this righteous path will never have to ask themselves another difficult question again. Ironically, the texts and practices making up Judaism were designed to avoid just such a scenario. Jewish tradition stresses transparency, open-ended inquiry, assimilation of the foreign, and a commitment to conscious living. Judaism invites inquiry and change. It is an “open source” tradition—one born out of revolution, committed to evolution, and willing to undergo renaissance at a moment’s notice. But, unfortunately, some of the very institutions created to protect the religion and its people are now suffocating them. If the Jewish tradition is actually one of participation in the greater culture, a willingness to wrestle with sacred beliefs, and a refusal to submit blindly to icons that just don’t make sense to us, then the “lapsed” Jews may truly be our most promising members. Why won’t they engage with the synagogue, and how can they be made to feel more welcome? Nothing Sacred is a bold and brilliant book, attempting to do nothing less than tear down our often false preconceptions about Judaism and build in their place a religion made relevant for the future. From the Hardcover edition.
Summary Book Review Is Nothing Sacred? by Don Cupitt:
Download or read book Is Nothing Sacred? written by Don Cupitt and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Retired from his post (philosophy of religion, Cambridge U.), Cupitt collects 12 essays from the period 1980-2000 on Kant and the negative theology, the practice of non-realist theology, the turn to life, and replying to critics Rowan Williams and David Edwards. His introduction explains how an English philosophical theologian happened to be writing about Continental thought. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Summary Book Review Is Nothing Sacred? by Ben Rogers:
Download or read book Is Nothing Sacred? written by Ben Rogers and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We call many things sacred, from cows, churches and paintings to flags and burial grounds. Is it still meaningful to talk of things being sacred, or is the idea merely a relic of a bygone religious age? Does everything - and every life - have its price? Is Nothing Sacred? is a stimulating and wide-ranging debate about some of the major moral dilemmas facing us today, such as the value of human life, art, the environment, and personal freedom. Packed with clearly presented controversial issues, we are asked to decide whether we should revere life when someone chooses to die, preserve the giant California redwoods, cherish Vermeer's originals for their own sake, or curtail personal freedom for the greater good. Ronald Dworkin argues that the concept of the scared is essential to any human ethics, and Simon Blackburn explains why he thinks 'a humanist should not feel guilty at the emotions of awe and reverence that can be inspired by great religious works of art. Throughout, the idea of the sacred in a secular age is hotly debated amongst the authors and put to the test: should it be abandoned altogether, or does it still have something to teach us? Is Nothing Sacred? brings together outstanding philosophers and thinkers, including Suzanne Uniacke, Michael Clark, Alan Holland, Simon Blackburn, Richard Dawkins, Richard Norman, Alan Howarth, Nigel Warburton, Matthew Kieran and John Harris.
Summary Book Review Is Nothing Sacred? by Marie M. Fortune:
Download or read book Is Nothing Sacred? written by Marie M. Fortune and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her characteristic direct and forthright style, Marie Fortune tells the shocking true story of a scandal that took place in a typical church in an average city. It should never have occurred, but its telling helped to focus the national spotlight on a serious problem that is more pervasive than any of us would like to believe. The author founded and directs the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, Seattle, Washington.
Summary Book Review Nothing's Sacred on Sunday by Emile Carlos Schurmacher:
Download or read book Nothing's Sacred on Sunday written by Emile Carlos Schurmacher and published by . This book was released on 1951 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Church on TV by Richard Wolff:
Download or read book The Church on TV written by Richard Wolff and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2010-03-25 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book enables readers to understand the representation of the church on television, how this compares to actual historical accounts of the church in the same era, and why popular culture depicts the church as it does. It examines TV's depiction of church leaders and the issues they faced over time.
Summary Book Review Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood by Nathan Platte:
Download or read book Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood written by Nathan Platte and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tells the fascinating story of the evolution of David O. Selznick's style through the many artists whose work defined Hollywood sound.
Summary Book Review "Have You Seen . . . ?" by David Thomson:
Download or read book "Have You Seen . . . ?" written by David Thomson and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2008-10-14 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice—that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and the fabulous, the old favorites and the forgotten, this sweeping collection presents the films that Thomson offers in response to the question he gets asked most often—“What should I see?” This new book is a generous history of film and an enticing critical appraisal written with as much humor and passion as historical knowledge. Not content to choose his own top films (though they are here), Thomson has created a list that will surprise and delight you—and send you to your best movie rental service. But he also probes the question: after one hundred years of film, which ones are the best, and why? “Have You Seen . . . ?” suggests a true canon of cinema and one that’s almost completely accessible now, thanks to DVDs. This book is a must for anyone who loves the silver screen: the perfect confection to dip into at any point for a taste of controversy, little-known facts, and ideas about what to see. This is a volume you’ll want to return to again and again, like a dear but argumentative friend in the dark at the movies.
Summary Book Review Salman Rushdie by Mittapalli Rajeshwar:
Download or read book Salman Rushdie written by Mittapalli Rajeshwar and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2003 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rushdie Has Put Behind Him The Political And Religious Controversy That Surrounded Him In The Aftermath Of The Appearance Of The Satanic Verses. These Two Volumes Endeavour To Continue The Literary-Critical Study Of His Works By Bringing Together Some Of The Best Critical Essays Written In The Post- Verses Controversy Period. The Essays Present An Honest Assessment Of Rushdie S Works By Creatively Engaging With The Issues Each Of Them Raises.
Summary Book Review An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory by Andrew Bennett:
Download or read book An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory written by Andrew Bennett and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2004 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new edition of one of the market leading texts for those interested in critical theory and its effect on our reading of the English literary canon. Renowned for its accessible, witty style, the new edition is updated throughout and contains four new chapters to reflect the continuing development of the subject. * The key elements of this book that make it so popular are its clear, highly accessible articulation of ideas, the wide range of texts used as illustrative examples, and its witty, humourous style. * Number 1 textbook on our Literature list. * Literary Theory & Criticism is the only major, core course in English departments - every Literature student will study it. * A new chapter on Creative Writing - currently the biggest 'growth area' in the Humanities in the UK.
Author :Zensho W. Kopp Publisher :BoD – Books on Demand Release Date :2021-02-12 ISBN 10 :9783753421490 Pages :212 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (149 users download)
Summary Book Review The ZEN Ox-Herding Pictures by Zensho W. Kopp:
Download or read book The ZEN Ox-Herding Pictures written by Zensho W. Kopp and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2021-02-12 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is based on "the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures of Zen", a classic of Zen literature from the 12th century. It counts among the fundamental and essential works of Zen Buddhism. The book portrays the spiritual path to realisation by means of a story, illustrated in picture and verse, of an ox-herder searching for his lost ox - his true self. Zen Master Zensho's invaluable annotations are an expression of his enlightened consciousness - exceptionally clear, readily understood and true-to-life. They are highly practical and a unique orientation aid on the path to self-realisation. These enlightening explanations give us a new opening to a clear understanding of the mystical meaning of the Ten Ox-herding Pictures of Zen.
Summary Book Review Fredric March - A Consummate Actor by Charles Tranberg:
Download or read book Fredric March - A Consummate Actor written by Charles Tranberg and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on 2013-09 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fredric March (1897-1975) was one of the most dynamic and versatile actors of his time. On the screen he created memorable performances in such classic films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Death Takes a Holiday, Les Miserables, A Star is Born, Nothing Sacred, One Foot in Heaven, The Adventures of Mark Twain, The Best Years of Our Lives, Death of a Salesman and Inherit the Wind. Along the way he was nominated five times for an Academy Award and won the coveted statuette twice. He had an equally distinguished career as a stage actor—appearing in such acclaimed Broadway productions as The Skin of Our Teeth and Long Day’s Journey Into Night—winning two Tony Awards—including the very first presented to an actor. Despite this great record of success, Fredric March isn’t as well remembered today as some of his peers (Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, James Stewart) because unlike them he never developed a recognizable screen persona that followed him from film to film. He was always characterizing—always hiding his own personality behind that of the character he was portraying. He was the consummate actor who richly deserves to be rediscovered. About the Author: Charles Tranberg has written six previous books: I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead, Not so Dumb: The Life and Career of Marie Wilson, Fred MacMurray: A Biography, The Thin Man Films: Murder over Cocktails, Robert Taylor: A Biography and Walt Disney & Recollections of the Disney Studios 1955-1980. In addition he has written articles for such publications as Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age. Mr. Tranberg lives in Madison, Wisconsin.