PAINTING FROM THE SOURCE:|
Awakening the Artist's Soul in Everyone
By Aviva Gold '62 with
240 pp. HarperPerennial. $16
Gold, an artist and therapist, believes "every human being is an artist" and demonstrates how both novices and skilled artists can use painting as a means of self-expression and personal transformation. In Painting From the Source,she shows how the beginner can put brush to paper as a means to personal growth, and how the experienced painter can regain the passion that may have been lost.
CUE THE BUNNY ON THE RAINBOW
By Alan Rafkin '50
192 pp. Syracuse University Press. $26.95
The Emmy Award-winning television director recounts his behind-the-scenes experiences with such popular sitcoms as The Andy Griffith Show, M*A*S*H, and Murphy Brown. Rafkin gives insights on the stars, and tells how his sense of humor helped him survive both professional and personal challenges through the years.
WHEN I COOK THEY RUN:
The Art of Miserable Meal Making
By Karen Kallet '77
127 pp. Twenty12 Publishing. $14.95
Hey, how about a chunky liverburger or better yet, an omelet a la dog track? These are just two of the horrid offerings Kallet serves up in this humorous how-not-to guide. Those who struggle at the stove will find great joy in such advice as "for meat that is browned unevenly, overcrowd the pan." And, don't forget to tell the guests: "If I cook, you clean up." Thanks to Kallet, you may never cook again.
AND AMERICAN POLITICS
By Richard Davis G'83, G'87 and Diana Owen
320 pp. Oxford University Press. $45
In New Media and American Politics, political science professors Davis and Owen examine the impact of new mediaincluding talk radio, print and television tabloid journalism, entertainment media, and the Interneton today's politics. The authors address such questions as how new media alter the content of American politics and influence issues. The book also looks at who uses new media and the political orientations of their audiences.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE
How to Cope with the Emotional Crisis and Survive
By Debby Peoples '80 and Harriette Rovner Ferguson
297 pp. W.W. Norton. $25
This book serves as a resource for those seeking information on infertility. The authors report that couples experience infertility in four stagescrisis, acceptance, resolution, and epilogue. At each stage, the authors compassionately address the issues that couples face.
Using Business Skills You Have to Find the Love You Want
By Alison Blackman Dunham '75 and Jessica Blackman
256 pp. Cyclone Books. $11.98
Known on the Internet as the "Advice Sisters," the authors, who are twins, join forces to offer intelligent, adult singles a unique method for applying skills they use in the workplace and daily life to find the right relationships. More than a dating guide, the book capitalizes on the cyberspace columnists' talent for providing honest and thoughtful advice to help others succeed. With its supportive, uplifting style and hundreds of true personal stories, Recruiting Love will help those who have mastered the corporate world fare as well in their personal lives.
PROTRAIT OF AN ITALIAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD:
The North End of Boston
By Anthony V. Riccio G'95
204 pp. Center for Migration Studies. $39.95
In this social history, Riccio draws on first-hand information from hundreds of interviews over many years to recount the story of Italian immigrants in Boston's North End. Through interviews and historical photographs, the book introduces readers to life in the neighborhood from 1890 to 1980 with stories that break new ground about many hidden aspects of Italian-American culture. Among the topics are immigrants' assimilation into the American way of life, their working experiences, and their undying loyalty to family, friends, and community.
BLACK POWER/WHITE POWER
IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
By Ralph Edwards and
Charles V. Willie G'57
128 pp. Praeger Publishers. $45
Edwards and Willie, two eminent urban education scholars, delve into the efficacy of local community action and show how links with state, regional, and national agencies help groups in their efforts to shape educational policy and practice. The book also examines such issues as community decision making and the workings of coalition politics. Changes in control, they argue, benefit the total community.