Readers and audiences have long greeted As You Like It with delight. Its characters are brilliant conversationalists, including the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their Fool, Touchstone. Soon after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone go into exile in the Forest of Arden, where they find new conversational partners. Duke Frederick, younger brother to Duke Senior, has overthrown his brother and forced him to live homeless in the forest with his courtiers, including the cynical Jaques. Orlando, whose older brother Oliver plotted his death, has fled there, too.Recent scholars have also grounded the play in the issues of its time. These include primogeniture, passing property from a father to his oldest son. As You Like It depicts intense conflict between brothers, exposing the human suffering that primogeniture entails. Another perspective concerns cross-dressing. Most of Orlando’s courtship of Rosalind takes place while Rosalind is disguised as a man, “Ganymede.” At her urging, Orlando pretends that Ganymede is his beloved Rosalind. But as the epilogue reveals, the sixteenth-century actor playing Rosalind was male, following the practice of the time. In other words, a boy played a girl playing a boy pretending to be a girl.The authoritative edition of As You Like It from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play-Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play-Scene-by-scene plot summaries-A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases-An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books-An annotated guide to further readingEssay by Susan SnyderThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herold gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn’t want to be found . . . and what if he’s the same P.H. who’s currently on trial for cold-blooded murder? It’s a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resources to the utmost, and even cost them one of their own.
Alex is ready for things to change, in a big way. Everyone seems to think she's a boy, but for Alex the whole boy/girl thing isn't as simple as either/or, and when she decides girl is closer to the truth, no one knows how to react, least of all her parents. Undeterred, Alex begins to create a new identity for herself: ditching one school, enrolling in another, and throwing out most of her clothes. But the other Alex-the boy Alex-has a lot to say about that. Heartbreaking and droll in equal measures, Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman is a brilliantly told story about being intersex, exploring gender and sexuality, navigating friendships, and finding a place to belong.“This book tackles the delicate topic of being intersex and gives a lot of insight into the problems associated with it, while still being a very enjoyable fiction read.” ―The Guardian"Readers of authors such as John Green will devour this novel.” ―Junior Bookseller & Publisher
It is not uncommon for seasoned business executives to feel confident in their fields of expertise, yet find themselves struggling when it comes to expressing their ideas clearly and effectively to sales teams, clients, and employees. And yet the ability to present well in front of a group is an essential skill for success at leadership levels in the business world. John M. Vautier, the author of Speak As Well As You Think, has coached more than a 1000 CEOs and senior leaders, and more than 3,000 executives, sales professionals and next generation leaders. He has enabled them to leap the gap - from struggling speaker and presenter to charismatic communicator. The Vautier system offers a set of proven techniques to instill skills executives can master and utilize to take their communication skills to the next level – to learn how to "speak as well as they think." Developed by communications and marketing experts, from exhaustive studies conducted in real-world situations, and embraced by Fortune 100 senior leaders, the executive communication skills coaching the Vautiers offer has been tried and proven effective again and again. Whether you seek to excel at the podium or in seated presentations in meeting rooms, this book can help. You will learn how to move, gesture, and connect with audience members. You will know what you need to do to be a standout communicator. The results? Learn to present well at the podium and you earn respect and grow your opportunities. Your audiences will be actively engaged, motivated, and inspired. You and your message will be elevated to new levels of status. What happens next? The sky’s the limit! The contents of Speak As Well As You Think include: - An overview of what happens when you speak as well as you think - The 7 elements of executive presence (what they see, what they hear) - Why comfort is optional - How two days of coaching helped an NFL star shine on letterman - The do’s and don’ts of executive presence - How to communicate with charisma, presence and power - Making the most of your speech and presentation options—informal to formal - The recipe for sharing a viewpoint - How to calmly weather the unexpected media interview or hostile Q&A - Communicating to the C-Suite – why shorter is better - Some thoughts on executive communications and authentic leadership
Following the news, engaging in political debate, or going to the opera is all well and good, but from time to time you just need to sit back and look at some old-fashioned beefcake. Team that with some crayons, pens, and markers, and what do you have?HEAVEN!IN AN ACTIVITY BOOK!Color Me Swooon will leave you weak in the knees as you and your pens caress chiseled features and chest hair. Along with coloring, you’ll rate more than sixty gorgeous guys on swoon-worthy-ness, as well as learning what in their lives (beyond their killer looks, duh) makes them so hot. From Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Will Smith to Daniel Craig, Jake Gyllenhaal, and even One Direction, all the heartthrobs are here, and in no particular order. (Except for Ryan Gosling, who is first. Obviously.)So what are you waiting for? Get out your crayons and color those hotties good.
We Might As Well Be Underwater is a collection of poetry split into two parts: Travelling and Not Travelling. Cooper-Novack lyrically discusses family, love, death, aging, and illness through travels. The collection travels through Cape Town, Sydney, Venice, Moscow, Chicago, Antarctica, London, Tokyo, Oregon, Florida, and many more places while also uniting the world through experiences. Readers will enjoy the sense of space and how certain memories or ideas are sprung from a specific environment. Throughout her travels Cooper-Novack explores many spaces, cleverly exposing emotion in places revisited and sharing memories in new environments. They will both feel foreign and familiar as she leads us to both specific and general places (places that are described and could be in any community). Cooper-Novack lyrically composes stanzas that discuss the journey of life through aging and travels while also discovering home.
Literary Nonfiction. Lyric Essay. Essays by John D'Agata, Eula Biss, Jenny Boully, Anne Carson, Katie Ford, Michael Ives, Wayne Koestenbaum, Richard Kostelanetz, Ander Monson, Mary Ruefle, Genevieve Turkett, Wendy Walters, Eliot Weinberger, Shawn Wen, Joe Wenderoth, and Paul West.Additional editors include Helen Rubinstein, Lisa Gray Giurato, Quince Mountain, Barret Baumgart, G. V. de Choisy, Lawrence Ypil, Joshua Wheeler, Michal Milstein, Suzanne Cody.
Booklist In this era of entrepreneurialism, Atlanta freelancer Peter Bowerman shows those timid (but talented) souls how almost anyone can forge ahead as an independent writer. His advice is good, couched in brassy prose that is easy to read. He anticipates every conceivable question and issue, including typical charges, marketing oneself, types of available work, and dealing with deadbeats. There are great common-sense tips, too, in the psychology of handling clients who think they’re writers, those with limited budgets, and others demanding creativity. Personal anecdotes make the life of the freelancer real; the author includes samples of cold-calling scripts, thank-you notes, and a story or three about starting a writers’ group and partnering with other professionals. Book Description Dream of being a well-paid freelance writer? Long to carve out an enviable lifestyle with plenty of freedom, flexibility AND healthy income? But wait a minute…aren’t the words "starving" and "writer" forever joined at the hip? Not anymore. How about a writing direction with plenty of work, strong and growing demand for good writers, hourly rates of $50-100+ ($60-75 average) and where all time is billed? No flat fees with vast, open-ended commitments of time. Translation? Less time working to pay bills and more time pursuing your writing passions. We’re talking about freelance commercial writing – writing for business entities, large and small – the subject of The Well-Fed Writer, and quite possibly the answer for all aspiring writers who want to turn their love of writing into their living. The book was a triple-book-club-selection (Book-of-the-Month, Quality Paperback Book and Writer’s Digest) and earned several prestigious awards in 2001: 1) Second place in the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Awards (Career Category) 2) Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest magazine National Self-Published Book Awards 3) Finalist in the Publisher’s Marketing Association Ben Franklin Awards (Best First Book). Why commercial writing? In the past decade, two huge trends have sculpted the corporate American landscape: downsizing and outsourcing. Corporations are doing more with less: fewer people, less resources and smaller budgets. The workload is growing – especially with the exploding Internet – and many organizations rely heavily on freelancers to help them handle it. Why do corporations hire freelancers? For good solid economic and creative reasons. With a freelancer, corporations don’t have to pay salary, benefits, and vacation time. But they will pay a freelancer $60-80 (average) for their time. In addition, they pay only what they need when they need it. And with a network of freelancers, they get a broad spectrum of fresh talent (hard to get with in-house staff writers used to writing about the same topics day after day) which they can form-fit to their specific writing needs. What’s "commercial writing"? Marketing brochures, ad copy, newsletters, direct mail campaigns, video/CD-ROM scripting, speeches, sales sheets, proposals, web content, and so much more. Veteran commercial freelancer Bob Bly, known as the freelance writing "guru" for his 35+ writing titles, says of commercial freelancing: "I know of no other arena of writing so lucrative yet so easy to get started in." The Well-Fed Writer will take you step-by-detailed-step through, indeed, everything you need to know to quickly get your share of this exciting and highly lucrative arena of freelancing.
FACT: Businesses Need Writers, and Will Pay Handsomely For Them... Attention: Aspiring writers, career-changers, at-home Moms, journalists, staff writers, recent college grads, 55+ or anyone else who loves to write, knows they're good at it, and wants to make a GOOD living at it. Here's your roadmap to hourly rates of $50-125+ and a writing lifestyle most can only dream of in the lucrative field of commercial freelancing - writing for companies and creative entities. What sort of writing? Marketing brochures, ad copy, newsletters, direct mail campaigns, web content, sales sheets, case studies, white papers, trade articles and dozens of other project types. In short, any writing project a business would have to execute in the normal operation of their business. This is the updated compilation of the TWO Well-Fed Writer standards you've heard about forever! Why Commercial Freelancing? Writing drives business. In the course of communicating with its customers and employees, an average corporation generates an enormous volume of writing. Yet, in today s downsized business world, the catchword is outsourcing. Many companies are asking: Why pay salaries and benefits when freelancers offering a range of talent and fresh outsider perspectives give us only what we need, and only when we need it? In TWFW, you ll learn what those writing projects are, where they are, how to land them, and how to get hired again and again (even with less-than-brilliant writing ability...). Have an unusual niche? Live in a small town? Need to start part-time? Terrified of sales and marketing? It's all here. Follow this step-by-step blueprint for leveraging your background into a profitable writing practice that moves light years beyond starving writing. The Well-Fed Writer - 2010 Awards: Winner (First Place): Next Generation INDIE Book Awards (Writing/Publishing) Winner (Silver Medal): Axiom Business Book Awards (Reference/How-To) Winner (Silver Medal): IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards (Writing/Publishing) Winner (Silver Medal): Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards (Writing)