Great journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories: people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote, and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction. The Beholder´s Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative: Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle; J. R. Moehringer´s quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer; Bill Plaschke´s story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs an obscure Los Angeles Dodgers website; Scott Anderson´s story of his lifetime of covering war after war; Harrington´s own tale of his interracial family´s struggle to persevere; and many others. Written by reporters who were willing to reveal themselves in order to bring listeners insights that were deeper than supposedly objective third-person stories, their articles are an invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, students, and teachers of the craft of writing and any listener with an appreciation for masterful storytelling. ´´My Dinner with Ali´´ 1989, reprinted with permission of the author. First appeared in Sport. ´´Resurrecting the Champ´´ 1997, Los Angeles Times. Reprinted with permission. First appeared in Los Angeles Times Magazine. ´´Her Blue Haven´´ 2001, Los Angeles Times. Reprinted with permission. First appeared in Los Angeles Times. ´´The Passions of Mario Cuomo´´ 1985, reprinted with permission of the author. First appeared in Manhattan, Inc. ´´Last Tango in Tahiti´´ 1987, reprinted with permission of the author. First appeared in The Washington Post Magazine. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Lazarre-White, Dendrie Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021827/bk_adbl_021827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she isn´t working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son. One of Us Is Lying is her debut novel. To learn more about her, go to her website, karenmcmanus.com, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter.
Victor Dimir moved to America with his traditional Romanian parents when he was just a child. His Romani parents taught him their traditions and how to be a shrewd business man. But it was the attention of a classmate at school that taught a teenage Victor about his sexuality. When he came out to his parents he knew it would be difficult for them to understand, but he never expected them to disown him. Andrew Jones grew up with a single mom and his grandmother teaching him about life; he had an absentee father at best. The only thing the man ever did for Andy that stuck was buy him a camera for his 13th birthday. When Andrew went off to college on a scholarship to study photo journalism, he wound up falling in love with his Romanian roommate. They became inseparable and wound up starting their own business together; a gay porn website where people could go and watch romantic gay porn instead of the rough and tough, or wham bam thank you man crap that was flooding the Internet at that time. After 10 years together, they were still perfectly happy, but they didn´t even realize something was missing until they met a broken young man that needed a family. Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless, and broken. He´d been on his own since he was 16 when he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several other young men that he thought were his friends, and then being told he brought it on himself for being gay by his parents. Matthew has done a lot of things these last few years just to get by. When he finds the flyer for All Cocks, he decides to call and see where it leads. What has he got to lose? Matthew has deep-rooted scars that aren´t usually visible on the outside. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew see them, they also see him. Can three men that didn´t even realize they needed each other get past the stigma of society to find a place of happiness together? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064219/bk_acx0_064219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This haunting yet wry coming-of-age memoir set at an all-girls summer camp fast-forwards decades into the future as Barbara Graham grapples with the knowledge that the ´´love affair´´ she believed she´d shared with her female camp counselor in the 1960s fits every definition of sexual abuse. The book will appeal to anyone who has experienced a betrayal of trust or conflated love and abuse. Barbara Graham´s latest book, Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, was a New York Times best seller. Her essays have appeared in many magazines, including Glamour, More, National Geographic Traveler, O the Oprah Magazine, Psychotherapy Networker, Self, Time, Utne Reader, and Vogue and have been collected in numerous anthologies. She has written for websites such as AARP, Beliefnet, Grandparents.com, the Huffington Post, and NPR, among others, and is a columnist for PurpleClover.com. Barbara´s plays have been published by Dramatists´ Play Service and produced off-Broadway and at theaters around the country. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high-quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Starling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023627/bk_adbl_023627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Freelance writing can be a lucrative extra income stream or a full time well-paying career. You will need more than just a talent for stringing words together and a college degree in journalism or creative writing, though. This freelance writers audiobook is your essential guide to: Getting started in the business The equipment you will need What goes into a proper portfolio How to build and effective website How to find clients and keep them coming back to you for more How to find the most lucrative writing jobs What are keywords and keyword densities SEO and SM (what these letters stand for and why do you need to understand them is critical to your success) There is more to being a successful freelance writer than you probably realize. Let the knowledge and experience of industry insiders who have turned their writing skills into a full-time lucrative career that allows them to pick and choose their assignments, set their own hours benefit you. If this sounds appealing to you, then you need to listen to How to Become a Freelance Writer. In today´s world the technology exists to let you find clients around the globe and the need for good writing in every industry and niche is practically limitless. To tap into this market you will need to learn about that technology and how to use it most efficiently. Your website is your calling card. Setting up a professional looking one that is easy to find using search engines like Google and Bing are critical to finding clients. What´s the second most read page on any website after the home page? This guide will tell you. What can you add to your website that will keep visitors on it longer, boosting your search engine visibility, and turn visitors into clients. This freelance writer´s guide has the inside scoop on all this and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Bourque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090375/bk_acx0_090375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jasmine Birtles believes that anyone can be better off, she just needs to show you how.Packed full of practical financial advice and brilliant money-saving ideas, The Money Magpie shows you how to spend less, make more and invest what´s left over, even in hard times. Based on this key idea, Jasmine tells you how to:Be the King or Queen of cash by getting the best deals on utilities, credit cards and food Assess and manage your finances with clear, easy-to-follow techniquesMake more money instantly using what you have already Work out a long term plan for increasing wealth that fits into your lifestyle With handy links to Jasmine´s fast-growing website www.moneymagpie.com, and the use of self-assessment quizzes, brilliantly simple advice and ideas that mould around the way you live, The Money Magpie will teach you how to be rich, whatever your situation. Jasmine Birtles has a background in financial and business journalism, as well as being a TV presenter and humorist. She writes for the Mirror, the Independent on Sunday, Cosmo, Glamour and Essentials, and has a daily column in the Express. Jasmine appears regularly as a financial expert on GMTV, This Morning, The Wright Stuff, BBC Breakfast, Working Lunch, Tonight and all the news channels. Her latest project is for BBC Learning, where she presents online for BBC RaW Money, helping with financial literacy and skills for everyday life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jasmine Birtles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000186/bk_summ_000186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
_____A perfect town is hiding secrets.Two teenagers are dead. Two murders unsolved. And a killer who claims to be coming back.Ellery´s never been to Echo Ridge, but she´s heard all about it.It´s where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return.Where a Homecoming Queen´s murder five years ago made national news.And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab._____Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen´s death.His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace.His mother´s remarriage vaulted them to Echo Ridge´s upper crust, but it could all change when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again.And the return of Malcolm´s brother doesn´t help matters. But his return is just a coincidence... isn´t it?Ellery and Malcolm both know it´s hard to let go when you don´t have closure.Then another girl disappears.As they race to unravel what happened, they realise every secret has layers in Echo Ridge. The truth might be closer to home than either of them want to believe.And somebody would kill to keep it hidden.McManus, KarenKaren M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she isn´t working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son. One of Us Is Lying is her debut novel. To learn more about her, go to her website, karenmcmanus.com, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter.
Just Me and My Three Sons is a gutsy, wry, and smartly told tale of maternal devotion. Michele Weldon doesn´t just cope when her husband abandons her and their three young sons, she does everything in her power - and then some - to assure that her three children thrive. She is a warrior mom in the best possible way - fiercely protective of her sons yet respectful of their growing independence, even when cancer threatens to upend the family´s hard-won stability. Weldon beats the odds. An award-winning journalist and author, Michele Weldon is an assistant professor emerita of journalism at the Medill School of Northwestern University. She is the director of Medill Public Thought Leaders, as well as Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship for the OpEd Project and codirector of TEDX NorthwesternU 2104. Her nonfiction books include I Closed My Eyes, Writing to Save Your Life, and Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page; she has also contributed chapters to several other books. Weldon has written columns, news, and features for newspapers, websites, magazines, and radio such as the New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, CNN, the Dallas Times Herald, Dial, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Medium, More, Newsday, Nieman Narrative Digest, Parenting, Quartz, Seventeen, Slate, US Catholic, Writer´s Digest, West Suburban Living, Women´s ENews, Woman´s Day, and many more. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR, NBC, ABC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post Live, CBS, and BBC. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sarah Agilota. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023638/bk_adbl_023638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An entertaining and eye-opening look into the new frontier of idea making - breaking news, fresh gossip, tiny scandals, trumped up crises - every day we are distracted by a culture that rings our doorbell and then runs away. Stories spread wildly and die out in mere days, quickly replaced by more stories with ever shorter shelflives. How we participate in these stories has changed, too. No longer do we sit on the sidelines waiting for monolithic media giants to tell us what´s happening. Anyone on a computer in his or her local Starbucks can spread a story almost as easily as The New York Times, CNN, or People - in fact blogs are now often the source for journalists working in big media.And Then There´s This is Bill Wasik´s journey along the unexplored frontier of our churning and rambunctious viral culture. Covering this world - watching new bands promote themselves at South by Southwest; reporting on a website contest while secretly entering it; and creating a site that aggregates all blog smears against the presidential primary candidates - he ends up conducting six experiments himself. He doesn´t always get the results he expected, but along the way he meets a cast of characters who are capable of getting their information into our brains - and they´re not who you think. And Then There´s This reveals how our culture is now created from the ground up. Wasik proves that any one of us can cause a small ripple that can turn into a tsunami. Anyone involved in journalism, business, or information technology - and those who want to be - must read this book. And for the rest, Wasik´s tour is great, eye-opening fun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wasik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001274/bk_peng_001274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.