Companion book to the author's Assisted Living: An Insider's View. A collection of stories and anecdotes inspired by years of observing life in assisted living. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, Netzer's aim in this book is to demonstrate that life can and does go on in these communities, and is often quite lively. The rich assortment of characters and situations Carol has drawn upon is a tribute to the collective experience of people who have lived, and intend to continue living, full and meaningful lives.
Rock ?n? roll isn?t just about sex and drugs. It?s about self-expression, lasting friendships, and self-empowerment. That?s what Alex learns after she starts playing bass for a rock band in this almost true story. Joyce Raskin, author and musician, culls from her memories to create this funny, touching, and honest look at what it?s like to be a teenager, a girl, and a rock star all at the same time. Also included are a note from the author, instructions on how to play basic guitar chords, advice on song writing, and more!. AUTHOR: Joyce Raskin played in the band Scarce, which was named ?one of the top fifty bands you should know but probably don?t? by Spin magazine. She lives in Braintree, Massachusetts. You can find Joyce on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace Ages 12 and up Grades 7 and up
In 1876, Philip Tudor Becher left his wealthy British home in search of adventure. He spent the next several years doing various jobs in San Francisco, Bakersfield, and Chico, California where he found no lack of encounters with dangerous situations. His escapades range from almost getting shot by an angry boss and drunken landlord to falling off a flume while trying to dislodge a log jam and nearly getting killed by a mountain lion. Philip eventually married Ruth Brison and moved his young family to Spokane, Washington where they had run-ins with squatters trying to violently take their land and a criminal gang causing problems. Through it all, Philip and Ruth use their wits, charisma, and innate strength to survive in the early American West.