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If I Only Had A Brain

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Author: Mark Sherry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135495440
Size: 73.49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Book Description: This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical models of disability and combining them with lessons from feminism, queer theory, postcolonial and postmodern literature) to frame an enriching narrative about the lived experience of brain injury.


If I Only Had A Brain

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Author: Michael Passafiume
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595269109
Size: 16.26 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: If I only had a brain I'd trust more people and eat more fish. I'd celebrate Arbor Day by Krazy Gluing a pine cone to my forehead... I wouldn't pay more to see a movie than I would to eat a full meal. I'd have my voice box removed and replaced with a computer chip so that I could say "Hello and welcome to Moviefone!"... I'd shut the world down for a day and get a good night's sleep but most of all... -- excerpted from the poem "if i only had a brain" Michael Passafiume began writing when he was in the third grade, and hasn't stopped since. Whether revisiting the ghosts of his childhood, picking apart the ever-elusive American Dream, or wrestling with the meanings of life and love, Passafiume's poetry lays bare the disillusionment, fear and hope that resides in us all.A longtime proponent of poetry for and about the masses, the author is unabashed in his belief that "poetry that cannot be understood by the reader is alienating and irrelevant." This book might just change your notion of this helter-skelter world. It might make you reassess your own life. It might even make you believe in poetry again.


If I Only Had A Brain Scarecrows In Film And Tv

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Author: Lee Gambin
Publisher: BearManor Media
ISBN:
Size: 44.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
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Book Description: In this journal you will find an assortment of wonderful writing and beautiful images—from the creepy, unsettling revenge horror film that was made for television The Dark Night of the Scarecrow, to an urban nightmarish ghetto-style Oz with a Motown flavour in The Wiz, from long lost obscurities such as the Buster Keaton silent film The Scarecrow and its relative Puritan Passions to every incarnation of one of Batman’s most feared members of his rogue’s gallery Dr. Jonathan Crane—it’s all in here! Powered by essays and critical analysis, the journal is also loaded with production history, never before seen pictures from various films and in-depth interviews with people involved with the movies covered. Spawning from the Melbourne, Australia based film collective Cinemaniacs, the whole concept of this journal is to ensure that readers embrace all kinds of movies (and television, as well as theatre!) by understanding that all genres and periods of cinematic art and achievement matter.


Who Put The Rainbow In The Wizard Of Oz

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Author: Harold Meyerson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472083121
Size: 48.64 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 454
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Book Description: Celebrates the lyrical genius of songwriter Yip Harburg and includes a review of his fifty-year career


If I Only Had A Brain Injury

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Author: Laura Bruno
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781436322461
Size: 50.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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Book Description: "If I Only Had a Brain Injury is a page-turner and a must-read. It is a testimony of the power of believing in oneself, a true survival story." --Alina Oswald "The 'Oz' analogy is something I had never thought of and it is perfect. ... The book will be a great resource. ... I especially like that you offer ways to deal with the emotional impact on survivors, friends and family members. Your book will be of great help to families. I see it all the time, people with TBI are looking for anything that will help, and conventional medicine can only do so much." -----Karen Ruppert--Nurse Manager, trauma rehabilitation unit at Harborview Medical Center Unlike other books on healing from so-called "Medical Mysteries," If I Only Had a Brain Injury encourages readers to chart their own inspirational journeys. The book's structure follows The Wizard of Oz storyline (Dorothy's journey begins with a concussion), guiding readers to a "yellow brick road through recovery." A collection of personal examples, alternative treatments and spiritual growth exercises, this book also offers wisdom from thirteen contributors, including Robin Cohn (Vice President of New York State Brain Injury Association), Dr. William Padula (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association), Dana Reeve, and Kay Strom.


If He Only Had A Brain

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Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455606238
Size: 51.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: The Columbus Dispatch cartoonist.


Yip Harburg

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Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571245
Size: 77.80 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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Book Description: Known as “Broadway’s social conscience,” E. Y. Harburg (1896–1981) wrote the lyrics to the standards, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” “April in Paris,” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including “Over the Rainbow.” Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism, poverty, and war. Interweaving close to fifty interviews (most of them previously unpublished), over forty lyrics, and a number of Harburg’s poems, Harriet Hyman Alonso enables Harburg to talk about his life and work. He tells of his early childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his public school education, how the Great Depression opened the way to writing lyrics, and his work on Broadway and Hollywood, including his blacklisting during the McCarthy era. Finally, but most importantly, Harburg shares his commitment to human rights and the ways it affected his writing and his career path. Includes an appendix with Harburg’s key musicals, songs, and films.


An Equation For Every Occasion

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Author: John M. Henshaw
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421414929
Size: 35.72 MB
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Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book Description: With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you’ll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of cards. John M. Henshaw’s intriguing true accounts, each inspired by a different mathematical equation, are both succinct and easy to read. His tales come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous equations, like E=mc2, appear alongside tales of not-so-famous—but equally fascinating—equations, such as the one used to determine the SPF number for sunscreen. Drawn from the breadth of human endeavor, Henshaw's stories demonstrate the power and utility of math. He entertains us by exploring the ways that equations can be used to explain, among other things, Ponzi schemes, the placebo effect, "dog years," IQ, the wave mechanics of tsunamis, the troubled modern beekeeping industry, and the Challenger disaster. Smartly conceived and fast paced, his book offers something for anyone curious about math and its impacts.


The Evolution Of The Human Head

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Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674046366
Size: 45.81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 756
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Book Description: Dan Lieberman has written an innovative, exhaustively researched and carefully argued book dealing with the evolution of the human head. In it he addresses three interrelated questions. First, why does the human head look the way it does? Second, why did these transformations occur? And third, how is something as complex and vital as the head so variable and evolvable? This book addresses these questions in three sections. The first set of chapters review how human and ape heads grow, both in terms of individual parts (organs and regions) and as an integrated whole. The second section reviews how the head performs its major functions: housing the brain, chewing, swallowing, breathing, vocalizing, thermoregulating, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and balancing during locomotion. The final set of chapters review the fossil evidence for major transformations of the head during human evolution from the divergence of the human and ape lineages through the origins of Homo sapiens. These chapters use developmental and functional insights from the first two sections to speculate on the developmental and selective bases for these transformations.


Home In Hollywood

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Author: Elisabeth Bronfen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529422
Size: 38.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Who can forget Dorothy's quest for the great and powerful Oz as she tried to return to her beloved Kansas? She thought she needed a wizard's magic, only to discover that home—and the power to get there—had been with her all along. This engaging and provocative book proposes that Hollywood has created an imaginary cinematic geography filled with people and places we recognize and to which we are irresistibly drawn. Each viewing of a film stirs, in a very real and charismatic way, feelings of home, and the comfort of returning to films like familiar haunts is at the core of our nostalgic desire. Leading us on a journey through American film, Elisabeth Bronfen examines the different ways home is constructed in the development of cinematic narrative. Each chapter includes a close reading of such classic films as Fleming's The Wizard of Oz, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Burton's Batman Returns, Hitchcock's Rebecca, Ford's The Searchers, and Sayles's Lone Star.