πŸ“’ Author : Caitlin Doughty
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-09-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780393245950
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)β€”a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (San Francisco Chronicle).


πŸ“’ Author : Neil Francey
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001
πŸ“’ Pages : 78
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1865070203
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Passive smoking

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πŸ“’ Author : Jill Churchill
πŸ“’ Publisher : HarperCollins
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-08-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0060734612
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

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πŸ“’ Author : Caitlin Doughty
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 254
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1782111050
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Undertakers and undertaking

SYNOPSIS : THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, GuardianFrom her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.


πŸ“’ Author : Michael Thibodeau
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 143
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0789206404
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Antiques & Collectibles

SYNOPSIS : "For more than a hundred years, the cigarette industry has hired some of the world's cleverest designers to make smoking appeal to as many different types of men and women in as many different cultures as possible." "The introduction traces the interwoven history of cigarettes and their packaging, from the earliest hand-rolled smokes preferred by soldiers, sailors, and bohemians to the latest trendy pack adopted by the young and terminally hip. History in the larger sense intersects in unexpected ways, with brands posi tioned to help win wars, glorify local dictators, and immortalize the masses. Thematic chapters ranging from Orientalism to Snob Appeal to Cigarette Indians survey the different categories of designs favored over the years as well as chronicling not only such famous campaigns as the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel but also such lesser-known oddities as Fems, Fez, and Wooden-Kimona Nails."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


πŸ“’ Author : Barto C. Barto
πŸ“’ Publisher : Drurys Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 64
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780974723495
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Susan C. Barto is a group of short stories about life, love, marriage and family. The author delves into a myriad of aspects of love and relationships between spouses, children, and lovers. Some of the stories seem to reflect pain and its subsequent growth as the protagonist comes out on the other side. One story tells about Emily Dickenson as the author imagines her and what her life and emotions may have been like. Other stories are more prosaic describing the love between husband and wife as they interact with each other and their off-spring.Susan C. Barto has been writing for over fifteen years. Her stories have the ring of truth and express a range of emotions swinging from joy flashes to times of suffering. However, the overriding message seems to show hope as it wins over despair. Hope, the author seems to say, helps people carry on while despair put us down in a valley. All shades of love are covered from flirtation to a 41 year marriage. Love sets us free and provides balm to fractured spirits. The author seems to believe that love never dies, and expresses this belief. Susan C. Barto has written several earlier books of short stories.


πŸ“’ Author : Jesse Russel
πŸ“’ Publisher : Book on Demand Limited
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-01-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 140
πŸ“’ ISBN : 5510670673
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is the eighth episode of the first season of the American police drama television series Homicide: Life on the Street. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on March 24, 1993. In the episode, Howard and Bayliss attempt to quit smoking, Gee discovers secret asbestos removal in the squad room, and Munch and Bolander investigate the beating death of a 14-year-old boy. The teleplay was written by James Yoshimura based on a story by executive director Tom Fontana, and the episode was directed by Wayne Ewing, who doubled as director of photography.


πŸ“’ Author : Philip Furia
πŸ“’ Publisher : Taylor & Francis
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 328
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780415972468
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Music

SYNOPSIS : America's Songs tells the stories behind the greatest songs ever to emerge from the Broadway musical, Hollywood movies, and the music industry of Tin Pan Alley. Heard in stage revivals, film soundtracks, jazz and cabaret, and recorded by performers as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, and Rod Stewart, these songs are the closest thing America has to a classical repertoire of song. In addition to recounting each song's inspiration, creation, and enduring popularity, America's Songs shows how these "standards" mirror American life from the years before World War I through the years after Vietnam.


πŸ“’ Author : Ted Gioia
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012
πŸ“’ Pages : 527
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780199769155
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : African Americans

SYNOPSIS : The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades. As a music historian and critic, he has gained a reputation as a leading expert on jazz. Here he draws on his deep experience with this music in creating the ultimate work on the subject. An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.


πŸ“’ Author : Don Tyler
πŸ“’ Publisher : McFarland
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-04-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 554
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780786429462
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Music

SYNOPSIS : This is a chronology of the most famous songs from the years before rock 'n' roll. The top hits for each year are described, including vital information such as song origin, artist(s), and chart information. For many songs, the author includes any web or library holdings of sheet music covers, musical scores, and free audio files. An extensive collection of biographical sketches follows, providing performing credits, relevant professional awards, and brief biographies for hundreds of the era's most popular performers, lyricists, and composers. Includes an alphabetical song index and bibliography.