Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of ...
Author: Joan Bauer
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
“She's Culpepper's most famous person and I work for her. When she needs things, she needs them right away.” I looked around for Mama, but I didn't see her. “Well, you've got the carrots.” He turned the bag over in his hands.
Author: Joan Bauer
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants-and put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.
suggest that their hotel is close to famous places. To assess whether this claim holds for the kind of information in our knowledge base, we refined the interpretations from Table 9.1 to those in Table 9.2. The idea is that we calculate ...
Being close to a famous person is not inherently interesting except in a culture that valorizes celebrity as an indefinable yet essential quality. Similar to how he imagines that the crowd around the Fairbanks has come to see him, ...
Author: Aaron Jaffe
Category: Literary Criticism
Bringing together Canadian, American, and British scholars, this volume explores the relationship between modernism and modern celebrity culture. In support of the collection's overriding thesis that modern celebrity and modernism are mutually determining phenomena, the contributors take on a range of transatlantic canonical and noncanonical figures, from the expected (Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald) to the surprising (Elvis and Hitler). Illuminating case studies are balanced by the volume's attentiveness to broader issues related to modernist aesthetics, as the contributors consider celebrity in relationship to identity, commodification, print culture, personality, visual cultures, and theatricality. As the first book to read modernism and celebrity in the context of the crises of individual agency occasioned by the emergence of mass-mediated culture, Modernist Star Maps argues that the relationship between modernism and the popular is unthinkable without celebrity. Moreover, celebrity's strange evolution during the twentieth century is unimaginable without the intercession of modernism's system of cultural value. This innovative collection opens new avenues for understanding celebrity not only for modernist scholars but for critical theorists and cultural studies scholars.
When Omega selected him, Jim had been told that Don Bird, the current president of Famous Products, was close to retirement and would be moved upstairs to chairman of the board. Bird had been president of Famous for twenty-two years and ...
Author: Mary Uhl-Bien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Organizational Behavior is a multidimensional product to allow for student development in knowledge, analysis, synthesis and personal development with pedagogical features designed to bring Organizational Behavior to life. This product reframes the content of organizational behavior to reflect the inherent interdependence of factors that explain human behavior. Traditional OB topics are introduced as part of an integrated framework for answering practically-relevant questions about why people behave as they do and how to effectively self manage and influence others.
21 Career Decline : Splitting Impotence and Omnipotence Don Bird has been the chief executive officer of Famous ... the current president of Famous Products , was close to retirement and would be moved upstairs to chairman of the board ...
Author: Larry Hirschhorn
Publisher: Temple University Press
Author note: Larry Hirschhorn is Principal of the Center for Applied Research, Inc., a faculty member at the William Alanson White Institute's Program on Organizational Development and Consultation, and the author of several books, including The Workplace Within. Carole K. Barnett is a Ph.D. candidate in the Organizational Psychology Program at the University of Michigan and co-editor of Globalizing Management: Creating and Leading the Competitive Organization.
Maybe it's just my "close to famous" moment.) Moral of the story: Pretty much everyone has an odd coincidence, a "next door to famous" experience. They are fun to tell, and I thank you for listening to mine.
The filmmakers interview famous musicians or the people who were close to famous musicians. Each interview covers the life of a famous musician in an anecdotal way, describing specific events like a concert or a party.
Author: Matthew Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room and classroom provides step-by-step instructions with ten "assignments," plus ideas and information on everything from basic concepts to planning, shooting, and editing, Making Real-Life Videos frees the talents of anyone who has ever wanted to direct.• Perfect for anyone with a video camera • Step-by-step "assignments" plus tips that will improve results at every level Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
The area near Ithaca was used in dozens of films made by various companies from 1912 to 1920 , often using nearby geologic ... New York City had the advantage of also being close to famous Broadway stars , such as James O'Neill , who in ...
Author: Peter Eisenstadt
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
The Encyclopedia of New York State is one of the most complete works on the Empire State to be published in a half-century. In nearly 2,000 pages and 4,000 signed entries, this single volume captures the impressive complexity of New York State as a historic crossroads of people and ideas, as a cradle of abolitionism and feminism, and as an apex of modern urban, suburban, and rural life. The Encyclopedia is packed with fascinating details from fields ranging from sociology and geography to history. Did you know that Manhattan's Lower East Side was once the most populated neighborhood in the world, but Hamilton County in the Adirondacks is the least densely populated county east of the Mississippi; New York is the only state to border both the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean; the Erie Canal opened New York City to rich farmland upstate . . . and to the west. Entries by experts chronicle New York's varied areas, politics, and persuasions with a cornucopia of subjects from environmentalism to higher education to railroads, weaving the state's diverse regions and peoples into one idea of New York State. Lavishly illustrated with 500 photographs and figures, 120 maps, and 140 tables, the Encyclopedia is key to understanding the state's past, present, and future. It is a crucial reference for students, teachers, historians, and business people, for New Yorkers of all persuasions, and for anyone interested in finding out more about New York State.
We are now close to famous Pease burn , or dean , a place where , as Oliver Cromwell said , “ one man to let is better than ten to make way . ” But the place is very quiet to - day , even the memory of his guns having died away .