Be a Better Blogger: The Book: Steve Wartenberg
As the subject of a popular Web reality series, Suzanne Barston and her husband, Steve, became a romantic, ethereal model for new parenthood. Called ´´A Parent is Born,´´ the program’s tagline was ´´The journey to parenthood...from pregnancy to delivery and beyond.´´ Barston valiantly surmounted the problems of pregnancy and delivery. It was the ´´beyond´´ that threw her for a loop when she found that, despite every effort, she couldn’t breastfeed her son, Leo. This difficult encounter with nursing - combined with the overwhelming public attitude that breast is not only best, it is the yardstick by which parenting prowess is measured - drove Barston to explore the silenced, minority position that breastfeeding is not always the right choice for every mother and every child. Part memoir, part popular science, and part social commentary, Bottled Up probes breastfeeding politics through the lens of Barston’s own experiences as well as those of the women she has met through her popular blog, The Fearless Formula Feeder. Incorporating expert opinions, medical literature, and popular media into a pithy, often wry narrative, Barston offers a corrective to our infatuation with the breast. Impassioned, well-reasoned, and thoroughly researched, Bottled Up asks us to think with more nuance and compassion about whether breastfeeding should remain the holy grail of good parenthood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012950/bk_adbl_012950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Passive Income Book, best-selling author Steve Pavlina reveals a plan, with step-by-step instructions enabling you to create passive income streams and live life without a traditional job. Over 28 chapters are devoted to giving you down-to-earth, practical lessons on how to create and deliver passive value so as to reap the benefits of passive revenue, with four additional bonus chapters to help you with self-discipline, calibration, time management, and goal achievement. With millions of people visiting his personal development blog every month, Steve Pavlina is widely considered to be one of the top bloggers in the world. His website (stevepavlina.com) consistently brings in thousands of dollars in monthly passive income, with zero annoying advertisements, marketing scams, or newsletter pop-ups. So how does he do it? He´s happy to tell you. Pick up a copy of The Passive Income Book today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081176/bk_acx0_081176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist, and best-selling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition - we´re working harder than ever to avoid change. We´re moving residences less, marrying people more like ourselves, and choosing our music and our mates based on algorithms that wall us off from anything that might be too new or too different. Match.com matches us in love. Spotify and Pandora match us in music. Facebook matches us to just about everything else. Of course, this ´´matching culture´´ brings tremendous positives: music we like, partners who make us happy, neighbors who want the same things. We´re more comfortable. But, according to Cowen, there are significant collateral downsides attending this comfort, among them heightened inequality and segregation and decreased incentives to innovate and create. The Complacent Class argues that this cannot go on forever. We are postponing change due to our nearsightedness and extreme desire for comfort, but ultimately this will make change, when it comes, harder. The forces unleashed by the Great Stagnation will eventually lead to a major fiscal and budgetary crisis: impossibly expensive rentals for our most attractive cities, worsening of residential segregation, and a decline in our work ethic. The only way to avoid this difficult future is for Americans to force themselves out of their comfortable slumber - to embrace their restless tradition again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002176/bk_gdan_002176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, philosopher Cornel West is one of the most visible public intellectuals in the U.S. Tavis Smiley is – after Oprah – the best known black media figure in the country. They co-host a weekly public radio talk show, in which they frequently take on the mainstream media and the political establishment. Both of which they blame for ignoring the disenfranchisement of the working poor. Steve Paulson talks with them about the state of American democracy. Then, Vice President Joe Biden has called him a ´´high tech terrorist.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says his work ´´tears at the fabric of responsible governments.” His supporters include the hacker group Anonymous, which brought down the websites of Visa, Mastercard and PayPal in his name. We’re talking about Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and one of the most controversial figures of our time. Whether you agree with him or not, Assange’s work grows out of a strong commitment to using information technology to foster democracy. Anne Strainchamps reached Assange in England, where he’s under house arrest. He spoke with her outdoors, from a cell phone, on a windy day.Next, historian John D´Emilio is the author of Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin. D´Emilio tells Jim Fleming that Rustin was crucial to the civil rights movement but has been forgotten because he was gay. And finally, Keli Carender is a Seattle area blogger considered by many to be the very first Tea Party activist. She tells Steve Paulson what the first protests were like. [Broadcast Date: August 17, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120817/rt_tbon_120817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are seven articles in the June 5, 2006 issue:COMMENT´´Citizens´´ by Steve Coll: The official report on the London bombings last year raises domestic questions of immigration and integration.TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Room´´ by Tad Friend: A graduate level comedy writing class.´´Meg and Jason´´ by Rebecca Mead: Two bloggers find love.PROFILES´´Stringer´s Way´´ by Mark Singer: Sony´s C.E.O. and the battle to save a brand. POP MUSIC´´Blighted´´ by Sasha Frere Jones: When British pop crosses the pond. ON TELEVISION´´All in the Game´´ by Nancy Franklin: Making money the Jim Cramer way. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Violent Times´´ by David Denby: X-Men: The Last Stand and The Cult of the Suicide Bomber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/060531/pe_nyer_060531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
De Lint´s first adult fantasy novel in eight years weaves a rich tapestry of story with classic CdL elegance. Young Thomas Corn Eyes sees into the otherworld, but all he wants to do is get off the rez. Steve Cole escaped from his rock star life to disappear into the desert and mountains. Fifteen-year-old barrio kid Sadie Higgins has been discarded once too often. Blogger Leah Hardin needs to leave Newford, come to terms with the loss of her best friend, and actually engage with her life. When these lives collide in the Hierro Maderas Mountains, they must struggle to escape their messy pasts and find a way to carve a future for themselves. They don´t just have to learn how to survive. They have to learn how to fly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010370/bk_reco_010370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Law of attraction fans, if you want to put your money-manifesting skills into overdrive, use these tips shared by Blogging from Paradise author and blogger Ryan Biddulph. He and his wife, Kelli Cooper, have used the LOA to create a spectacular life in paradise, living in places like Fiji, Thailand, and Bali for months at a time. From sharing practical tips to move your vibe into orbit to learning how to detach from money-blocking outcomes, Ryan explains how he´s manifested money to blog from the tropics as a full-time-income-earning digital nomad. Are you ready to join RB in paradise? Make that chedda and free a bunch of folks in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041885/bk_acx0_041885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the godfathers of Latin American fiction. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. He also once ran for president of his native country, Peru. Politics and literature are the driving forces in his life. And, they often come together. For instance, one of his most recent novels is The Feast of the Goat - the story of Rafael Trujillo, the infamous dictator of the Dominican Republic. Vargas Llosa tells Steve Paulson why he found the subject so compelling and what became of his own political ambitions. Then, the politician and the playwright Vaclav Havel was known first as the romantic poet in blue jeans, the dissident Czech playwright who was thrown in jail for his anti-communist plays, and who emerged to inspire the so-called Velvet Revolution that overthrew the Soviet Union. Havel was elected President of the Czech Republic and served from 1993 to 2003. Near the end of his time in office, Steve Paulson spoke with him about the role of writers and artists in a democracy. Next, some of the largest demonstrations in American history took place just a few blocks from our studios, in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Republican Governor Scott Walker had proposed cutting pensions and benefits for thousands of public employees. For days, hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors occupied the State Capitol. They ate there. The slept there. And they wrote there. Among them was sleep-in activist and blogger, Christie Taylor. After that, V.S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. A Trinidadian-British citizen, he’s known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire’s colonialism. Among them, the modern classic called A Bend in the River. Steve Paulson talks with him.Following that, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist whose book Half of a Yellow Sun is set during the period of civil violence surrounding the creation of Biafra. She tel... 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120824/rt_tbon_120824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie Bright digs into the meaning that´s underneath people´s actions, beliefs, and philosophies when it comes to sex. These interviews take a look at linguistics, ´´Penthouse Letters´´, gay pulp fiction and Victorian-Age erotica - to uncover the history of sexual evolution.This collection includes candid interviews with:Dr. Bill Bright, Susie´s late father and legendary linguist.Jill Soloway, the executive producer and writer of HBO´s hit series Six Feet Under.Karla Jay, one of the founders of what was first called ´´gay and lesbian liberation.´´John Vollmer, curator at the Museum of Sex. Chelsea Girl, sex blogger. Lavada Nahon, the real editor of the infamous Penthouse Lettters. Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of the notorious Boing-Boing blog. Dr. Sharon Marcus, a Victorian-age sexuality historian. Steve Harsin, a librarian in a small town in MinnesotaRichard Kadrey, author of Sandman SlimDebbie Stoller, founding editor of Bust magazine. Michael Bronski, author of Pulp Friction, the history of gay characters in Fifties pulp fiction novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/000013/pf_suzy_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.