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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have
Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have

UPCYCLING by Danny Seo Danny has been dubbed the “crafty MacGyver” and has become the national face of eco-chic……. 08/30/11: NBC-TV/ “The Today Show” 9/1 – 10/1: TBS, Movie & A Makeover intersticials (Seo will do a 1:00 craft  demo … Continue reading

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heavy metal grew to become one of the most important genres of rock and roll
heavy metal grew to become one of the most important genres of rock and roll

 http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/11/tony_iommi_sign.html great pics from Iommi signing  for Iron Man with his fans and reading audience    Iron Man: My Life in Black Sabbath and Beyond will chronicle the story of a band that that Rolling Stone has dubbed “The Beatles of Heavy Metal.” and … Continue reading

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A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs
A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs

Hi! Those of you following the Daily Pretzel know that our dear Sarah is now on full time mommy duty.  Heidi Sachner will be joining us in posting for the Perseus Distribution publishers in September.  We didn’t want you to … Continue reading

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Back to School
Back to School

Well, it appears that the end of August is approaching and we all know what happens at the end of August: school starts again! To honor this annual occasion Pamela Paul at the New York Times dedicated her Sunday Children’s … Continue reading

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growing up evangelical—and living the life that came after
growing up evangelical—and living the life that came after

SEX, MOM, AND GOD by Frank Schaeffer With laugh-out-loud scenes from his childhood and youth and acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his fundamentalist parents help create, Frank Schaeffer asks what the Becks and the … Continue reading

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“where there’s a will there’s a way”
“where there’s a will there’s a way”

BOOK DESCRIPTION: In 2006, the Wall Street pioneer and philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through some holiday snapshots taken by his friend, development economist Jeff Sachs, and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. “They’re not … Continue reading

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1, 2, 3, Sí!
1, 2, 3, Sí!

Here’s an upcoming board book packed with interesting visuals and a lot of information. 1, 2, 3, Sí!: A Numbers Book in English and Spanish approaches the counting book from an artistic perspective. Children have a chance to closely examine … Continue reading

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The Other Shoe
The Other Shoe

  The Other Shoe by Matt Pavelich  Description The author of Our Savage returns with a harrowing novel about honesty, resilience and ruin in the Montana backcountry. The story opens with a sudden murder – Calvin Teague, a vagabond from … Continue reading

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Not for the prudish or faint of heart…..
Not for the prudish or faint of heart…..

Ever wondered why there’s no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright. Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir  by Susie Bright In this stunning … Continue reading

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Caramba!
Caramba!

Author Marie-Louise Gay of the adored Stella and Sam series has a new book that just came out this week, Caramba and Henry. The name Caramba may be familiar to some of you since Gay introduced us to the character … Continue reading

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