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I want to be where the normal people are / by Bloom, Rachel,1987-author.(GaAaGPL)1212812;
The star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" collects essays, poems, and other personal creations to explore such subjects as her perceptions of "normal," struggles with depression, and life-shaping female friendships.
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Humor.; Essays.; Poetry.; Bloom, Rachel, 1987-; Actresses; Comedians;
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One life / by Rapinoe, Megan,1985-author.; Brockes, Emma,author.(GaAaGPL)696437;
Prologue -- Introduction: Stand up -- Country life -- Strong women -- Practice -- Brian -- Out -- Down -- Chicago -- The only gay on the team -- The end of the league -- London 2012 -- Olympique Lyonnais -- The fight for equal pay -- Rio -- Kneeling -- Sue -- Deserving -- Forward -- Epilogue.The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion describes her childhood in a conservative California town, her athletic achievements, and her public advocacy of civil rights and urgently needed social change.Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but taught her that winning was much less important than how she lived her life. Here she reflects on the choices she has made, her victories and her failures, and embarks on a thoughtful and candid discussion of her personal journey into social justice. After the 2011 World Cup, discouraged by how few athletes were willing to discuss their sexuality, Rapinoe decided to come out publicly as gay and use her platform to advocate for marriage equality. In 2016 she took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and the impact each of us can have on our communities. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Rapinoe, Megan, 1985-; Women soccer players; Soccer players; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports.; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT.;
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I came as a shadow : an autobiography / by Thompson, John,1941-2020,author.; Washington, Jesse John,1969-author.;
Introduction -- Anna and Rob -- The rabbit -- Red -- Providence -- The Celtics -- The game behind the game -- Seventy percent -- "My mortgage" -- Bay Baby, Big Sky, and the Big East -- Patrick -- The mountaintop -- Bet the jockey, not the horse -- Sometimes the lion kills you -- Rayful -- Proposition 42 -- Alonzo and Dikembe -- Inversion -- Nike -- Time to go -- To be a coach -- Do not forget."The autobiography of the legendary coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, whose achievements on and off the basketball court reflect America's unresolved struggle with racial justice"--After five decades at the center of race and sports in America, Thompson was ready to make the private public, and he completed this autobiography shortly before his death. His book drives us through his childhood under JIm Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning. His life on and off the basketball court threw America's unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Biographies.; History.; Autobiographies.; Thompson, John, 1941-2020.; Basketball coaches; African American basketball coaches; Georgetown Hoyas (Basketball team); Thompson, John, 1941-2020; Georgetown Hoyas (Basketball team); African American basketball coaches.; Basketball coaches.; Race relations.;
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That time of year : a Minnesota life / by Keillor, Garrison,author.(GaAaGPL)96264;
"In That Time of Year, Garrison Keillor looks back on his life and recounts how a Brethren boy with writerly ambitions grew up in a small town on the Mississippi in the 1950s and, seeing three good friends die young, turned to comedy and radio. Through a series of unreasonable lucky breaks, he founded A Prairie Home Companion and put himself in line for a good life, including mistakes, regrets, and a few medical adventures. PHC lasted forty-two years, 1,557 shows, and enjoyed the freedom to do as it pleased for three or four million listeners every Saturday at 5 p.m. Central. He got to sing with Emmylou Harris and Renée Fleming and once sang two songs to the U.S. Supreme Court. He played a private eye and a cowboy, gave the news from his hometown, Lake Wobegon, and met Somali cabdrivers who'd learned English from listening to the show. He wrote bestselling novels, won a Grammy and a National Humanities Medal, and made a movie with Robert Altman with an alarming amount of improvisation."--Amazon.
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Prairie home companion (Radio program); Keillor, Garrison.; Humorists, American; Entertainers;
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Wild minds : the artists and rivalries that inspired the golden age of animation / by Mitenbuler, Reid,author.(GaAaGPL)855170;
Includes bibliographical references and index."In 1911, the famed cartoonist Winsor McCay debuted an animated version of his popular newspaper strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Loosely inspired by Sigmund Freud's research on dreams, the film was one of the very first of its kind. McCay is largely forgotten today, but his work helped unleash the creative energy of animators like Otto Messmer, Max Fleischer, Walt Disney, and Chuck Jones. Their origin stories, rivalries, and sheer genius, as Reid Mitenbuler skillfully relates, were as colorful and subversive as their creations-from Felix the Cat to Bugs Bunny to feature films such as Fantasia-which became an integral part of American culture over the next five decades. Before television, animated cartoons were often "little hand grenades of social and political satire" aimed squarely at adults. Early Betty Boop cartoons included nudity. Popeye stories slyly criticized the injustices of unchecked capitalism. Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner were used to explore hidden depths of the American psyche. "During its first half-century," Mitenbuler writes, "animation was an important part of the culture wars about free speech, censorship, the appropriate boundaries of humor, and the influence of art and media on society." During WWII it also played a significant role in propaganda. The golden age of animation ended with the advent of television when cartoons were sanitized to appeal to a growing demographic of children and help advertisers sell sugary breakfast cereals. Alongside these stories, Mitenbuler incorporates the surprising contributions of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), voice artist Mel Blanc, composer Leopold Stokowski, and many others whose talents influenced the world of animation. Illustrated throughout in both black-and-white and color, with rare drawings and photographs, Wild Minds is an ode to our lively past and to the creative energy that would inspire The Simpsons, South Park, and BoJack Horseman today"--
Subjects: Animated films; Animated films;
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From hang time to prime time : business, entertainment, and the birth of the modern-day NBA / by Croatto, Pete,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Explores the NBA's surge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s and its transformation into a global cultural institution. Far beyond simply being a sports league, the NBA has become an entertainment and pop culture juggernaut. From all kinds of team logo merchandise to officially branded video games and players crossing over into reality television, film, fashion lines, and more, there is an inseparable line between sports and entertainment. But only four decades ago, this would have been unthinkable. Croatto takes us behind the scenes to the meetings that led to the monumental American Basketball Association-National Basketball Association merger in 1976, revolutionizing the NBA's image. He pays homage to legendary talents including Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan and reveals how two polar-opposite rookies, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, led game attendance to skyrocket and racial lines to dissolve. Croatto also dives into CBS's personality-driven coverage of key players, as well as other cable television efforts, which launched NBA players into unprecedented celebrity status.
Subjects: Instructional and educational works.; National Basketball Association; Basketball; Basketball players;
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Tom Seaver : a terrific life / by Madden, Bill,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Veteran sportswriter Bill Madden writes the definitive biography of a baseball and New York sports legend, Tom Seaver, voted into the Hall of Fame by the highest percentage vote ever at the time and still the most popular player in Mets history"--
Subjects: Biographies.; History.; Seaver, Tom, 1944-2020.; New York Mets (Baseball team); Baseball players; Seaver, Tom, 1944-2020; New York Mets (Baseball team); Baseball players.;
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The lost boys / by Kellerman, Faye,author.;
Detectives Peter Decker and Tyler McAdams link two suspicious disappearances from an assisted living facility to the case of three missing campers, before the reappearance of a foster son's biological mother upends Decker's home life.
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.; Detective and mystery fiction.; Fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Decker, Peter (Fictitious character); Lazarus, Rina (Fictitious character); Police; Police spouses; Missing persons; FICTION; FICTION; Decker, Peter (Fictitious character); Lazarus, Rina (Fictitious character); Missing persons.; Police.;
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Clean hands : a novel / by Hoffman, Patrick(Private investigator),author.(GaAaGPL)1022275;
"Corporate lawyer Elizabeth Carlyle is under a lot of pressure. Her prestigious New York law firm is working on the most high-stakes case in company history, defending a prominent bank that's been accused of fraud. When Elizabeth gets the news that one of her junior associates has lost his phone-and the secret documents that were on it-she needs help. Badly. Enter ex-CIA officer Valencia Walker, a high-priced fixer who gets called in when governments, corporations, and plutocrats need their problems solved discretely. But things get complicated when the missing phone is retrieved: somebody has already copied the documents, and now they're blackmailing the firm. The situation gets murkier still when stories about the documents start appearing in the press and a tragic suicide seems staged, hinting that darker forces may be churning below the surface. With billions of dollars on the line, Elizabeth and Valencia must maneuver and outmaneuver whomever is behind this, and, most importantly, keep their hands clean. This is a world of private security, private diplomacy, and private justice. A sharply drawn cast of characters-dirty lawyers, black-market traders, Russian criminals, and extra-judicial actors, all take part in this breakneck tour through New York. Authentic, tense, and impossible to put down, Clean Hands gives a vivid look at the connections between corporations, government, and the underworld"--
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Legal fiction (Literature); Detective and mystery fiction.; Fiction.; Legal fiction (Literature); Thrillers (Fiction); Suspense fiction.; Detective and mystery fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Legal fiction (Literature); Bank fraud; Private investigators; Corporate lawyers; Women lawyers; Extortion; Bank fraud.; Corporate lawyers.; Extortion.; Private investigators.; Women lawyers.;
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The coyotes of Carthage : a novel / by Wright, Steven,1979-author.(GaAaGPL)2308066;
"Dre Ross has one more shot. Despite being a successful political consultant, his aggressive tactics have put him on thin ice with his boss, Mrs. Fitz, who plucked him from juvenile incarceration and mentored his career. She exiles him to the backwoods of South Carolina with $250,000 of dark money to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. The goal: to manipulate the locals into voting to sell their pristine public land to the highest bidder. Dre arrives in God-fearing, flag-waving Carthage County, with only Mrs. Fitz's well-meaning yet naïve grandson Brendan as his team. Dre, an African-American outsider, can't be the one to collect the signatures needed to get on the ballot. So he hires a blue-collar couple, Tyler Lee and his pious wife, Chalene, to act as the initiative's public face. Under Dre's cynical direction, a land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre's increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the last remnants of his own humanity."--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Political fiction.; Political fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Public land sales; Political consultants; Referendum; African Americans; FICTION / Political.; FICTION / African American / Mystery & Detective.; FICTION / Legal.;
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