Mike writes snarky, disrespectful celebrity obituaries for a sleazy webzine. Then one day he gets the idea to write an obit about a living person.
Fade in on a girl, with a hunger for fame... ...and with her uproariously funny, widely circulated, and often totally unhinged recaps of the television show SMASH, author, playwright, and perpetual non-speaking townsperson Rachel Shukert finally got a scrap of it to gnaw on. A once-aspiring actress who never quite got over her dreams of Broadway stardom, Shukert lovingly sunk her teeth into analyzing (and often, inventing) every detail of NBC's embattled little-musical-that-couldn't, and before long, found herself at the center of the backstage drama behind the backstage drama that captivated America (or at least, the part of it that spends a lot of time handing out their head shots in Times Square.) Childhood heroes became devoted fans. Rabid internet mobs called for her death. And through it all, Rachel kept recapping, risking her health, her sanity, and her sleep hygiene forever. And somehow, she made her Broadway dreams come true, although in a way she never could have imagined as a nine-year-old lip-synching her way through the original cast album of "Sunday in the Park With George" back in her living room in Omaha. An inventive blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and wildly absurdist fan fiction (and including never-before-published material, suitable for sing-alongs!), LET ME BE YOUR STAR is your recap of recaps from a master of the form, lifting the veil on fan culture, Broadway, and the woman behind the keyboard desperately trying to think of another mildly erotic joke about Elaine Stritch at 4:30 am on a Tuesday. Anyone who loves television, the Internet, or Into the Woods (and if you don't fall into any of these categories, please prove to this computer that you are a human being) won't want to miss this thoughtful, hilarious meditation on life, art, and the act of creation by one of our most inimitable comic voices.
Rosie loves her new home with John the deli owner.
But when John's niece comes to visit, Rosie and her pal Fritz get blamed for everything. They know they're not the ones wrecking John's house, but who is? Will Rosie and Fritz catch the real culprit, or are they headed for obedience school?
This is an easy-to-read book on the basic conventions used in Standard American Bridge. Whether you've just started as someone new to the game or want to return to playing bridge after a long layoff, Beginners Bridge 201 is for you. Conventions covered include Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Weak-2 opening bids, the strong 2C, DONT and Cappelletti, the Law of Total Tricks, the Lavinthal Discard, Getting to Slam, Leads against No Trump contracts and partnership agreements. This book is for club and party bridge players alike.
Seventeen Roman Catholic priests (none of whom are formally members of the Society of Saint Pius X) explain why they celebrate the old rite of the Latin Mass instead of the New Mass. In question and answer format, these priests tell their trials and triumphs over the Novus Ordo establishment. Inspiring and often heroic examples of fidelity to their priestly vocation. Who ever would have thought that it would come to this?
Goetic Demons New Theories on Demonic Magick by Lucien Rofocale Everyone seems to think they know about demons, from either a Judeo-Christian point of view or from watching movie with evil creatures in them from The Prophecy movies to Charmed, but once you actually become truly interested in learning about them from a academic curiosity you find out then how little you know as I did. Lucien Rofocale’s exploration into demonology, especially the Goetic demons is one such volume needed in any Gnostic or occultist library as is Necromancy: the forbidden Art, also from Dark Moon Press. The history of demonology, the stories of the Bibles King Solomon, and how to work with demons is covered here as well as a useful listing of both Goetic and Sumerian demons if you wish to follow up on the subject in more depth. Tread cautiously my reader, for you are about to be amazed, educated and enthralled as you turn these pages. Goetic Demons covers brief but highly fascinating topics such as: Revisioning the Goetia The Roots of Demonology King Solomon Angels and Demons The Goetic Tradition Working with the Demons What Answers the Call The Goetic Demons and Sumerian Demons