PLEASE BUY PAPERBACKS in “The Spanners Series” with Amazon discount!

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Volume II, This Changes My Family and My Life Foreverhttps://www.amazon.com/This-Changes-Family-Forever-Spanners/dp/0996999817

and Volume III, This Is/Is Not the Way I Want Things to Change,  https://www.amazon.com/This-Want-Things-Change-Spanners/dp/0996999825

are each usually $19.99.

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Code works on any physical book Amazon sells (shipped and sold by Amazon directly) but excludes Kindle titles (ebooks), audiobooks, commemorative coffee table-type books and collector’s editions.

via Save $5 On Basically Any $15 Book Order From Amazon — Sound Books

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2017 Winners of the National Book Award: Kudos to these Authors!

2017 #Winners of the National #Book #Award: Kudos to these #Authors!


National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Award
Website: http://www.nationalbook.org/

from the story on NPR:
“[F]our writers emerged with one of the world’s most illustrious literary prizes, the National Book Award:
—Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” won for fiction;
—Masha Gessen’s “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,” for nonfiction;
—Frank Bidart’s “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016,” for poetry; and
—Robin Benway’s “Far from the Tree,” for young people’s literature.

“In addition to a bronze medal and statue, each winner receives $10,000 with the distinction. That said, the finalists don’t go home bereft — each author gets $1,000 and a bronze medal of their own.

“…Annie Proulx [is] the novelist who won the medal for distinguished contribution to American letters, the National Book Foundation’s slightly verbose name for their lifetime achievement award.”

FMI: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/npr-books-national-book-awards?utm_campaign=The+Thread_20171117&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc_Newsletter&utm_content=The%202017%20National%20Book%20Award%20winners%20are…

2017 WINNERS and FINALISTS, National Book Award

Fiction
Jesmyn Ward
Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing = WINNER

Ward’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jesmyn-Ward/e/B001JOW9NW/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Ward’s Publisher Website: http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Jesmyn-Ward/547648874

FICTION FINALISTS:
Elliot Ackerman: Dark at the Crossing
Lisa Ko: The Leavers
Min Jin Lee: Pachinko
Carmen Maria Machado: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Nonfiction
Masha Gessen; Photo: © Tanya Sazansky
Masha Gessen: The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia = WINNER

Gessen’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Masha-Gessen/e/B001H6MBXK/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Gessen’s Publisher’s Website: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/9953/masha-gessen

FINALISTS:
Erica Armstrong Dunbar: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
Frances FitzGerald: The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
David Grann: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Poetry
Frank Bidart; Photo from Sigrid Estrada
Frank Bidart: Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 = WINNER

Bidart’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Bidart/e/B001H6W2N4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Bidart’s Publisher’s Website: https://us.macmillan.com/author/frankbidart

FINALISTS:
Leslie Harrison: The Book of Endings
Layli Long Soldier: WHEREAS
Shane McCrae: In the Language of My Captor
Danez Smith: Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

Young People’s Literature

Robin Benway: Far from the Tree = WINNER

Benway’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Benway/e/B001JP7ZO4/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
Benway’s Publisher’s Website: https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-115402/robin-benway

FINALISTS:
Elana K. Arnold: What Girls Are Made Of
Erika L. Sánchez: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Rita Williams-Garcia: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Ibi Zoboi: American Street

Operatico Politico: Rock Opera vs. Trump – Queen Edition — “Alternative Rhapsody”

Vox Populi

 

 

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Is this the real life? Did he just post that Tweet?

Well, it’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump was ‘elected’.  To mark the occasion, Operatico Politico’s next instalment of musical political satire is here!  This time, we tackle an a capella version of Queen’s epic rock-opera, “Bohemian Rhapsody” with lyrics befitting the insanity of our times! Just in time for the one year anniversary of 45’s election, Operatico Politico is proud to present: “Alternative Rhapsody,” with loads of special guests!

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Singers:

https://www.facebook.com/rebeccanelse… (1st and 3rd singer)

https://www.facebook.com/ericstokloss… (2nd singer)

This channel is not monetised. If you would like to contribute towards the production of this and our future newscasts, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/operaticopoli… or https://www.paypal.me/OperaticoPolitico for one time donations.

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How to win any vaccine debate – part 1

Levi Quackenboss

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We’ve all heard the most common talking points of pharma-sponsored vaccine propaganda in the mainstream media, but sometimes it’s hard to conjure up the right response when the same unfounded soundbites come at you in real life.

Save this blog. And the next and the next. I’ve got your answers for you.

#1 When they say, “Scientific studies have proven that vaccines don’t cause autism!”

Then you say, “Despite what you’ve heard in the media, only one shot and one ingredient have ever been studied for their role in causing autism.”

In the following two CDC (Centers for Disease Control) studies, just one shot– out of the ten single and combination shots on the infant vaccination schedule– and one ingredient– out of more than three dozen– have ever been studied in relation to autism. And both studies reek of scientific fraud.

The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) study

Dr. William Thompson, a scientist…

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Great #podcast series from #Smashwords’ founder, Mark Coker, for #indie & self-#publishing newbie #authors

Originally posted on CKBooks Publishing: Mark Coker of Smashwords fame has come out with FREE, yes, FREE apple podcasts on self-publishing. I’ve had a sneak peek at the first 5 (he’s going to have new ones each month) and they are helpful to all authors, whether you have yet to publish or you already have…

via Everything You Wanted to Know about Self-Publishing But Were Afraid to Ask — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

#Nomore #intoleranceforharassers #SPEAKUP #FIREHARASSERS

Women who work in the state capitol in Sacramento have had enough: The groundswell over sexual harassment that has rocked Hollywood moved into California’s capital on Tuesday as more than 140 women — including legislators, senior legislative aides and lobbyists — came forward to denounce what they describe as pervasive sexual misconduct by powerful men…

via Women in Sacramento Call Out Culture of Sexual Harrassment — Mother Jones

#KevinSmith is a #feminist.

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Kevin Smith was one of the first filmmakers to speak out against fallen indie mogul Harvey Weinstein, at a point when doing so was still kind of a big deal. It was especially significant for someone like Smith, who got his big break via Weinstein, and spent most of his career making movies for Miramax…

via Kevin Smith is Donating His Weinstein-Tainted Royalties to the Non-Profit Women In Film — Flavorwire