single is the new balck
Single is the New Black presents a new angle sorely needed in the self-help/relationship genre – one that counteracts the tired, clichéd messages women typically field, e.g. "You're too picky!You're too needy! You're too neurotic, which is why you aren't married." Single is the New Black emboldens, rather than blames, and encourages women to stay true to themselves, remain strong, and never settle.It asserts that single women are smart, sexy, savvy "catches" that will eventually get "caught". They aren't screwed up and they can stop berating themselves for being single – it just hasn't happened yet – which is perfectly fine because single is the new black! In Single is the New Black, Dr.Karin shares both relationship expertise and wisdom gleaned from her 27 year son the dating scene. Readers feel her empathy as one who's "been there, done that", while also finding inspiration in the fact that Dr. Karin refused to settle and eventually met and married The One.
Pop music, U.S.a.
An entertaining look at popular music -- jazz, Broadway, country, and rock -- showing how these musical styles reveal the subterranean shifts in American cultural values and attitudes. Crisp, clear, accurate information on popular music from 1620 to 2003. Anderson's forty years' experience as a college professor, nightclub pianist, and ten years of research add up to a very strong book. He offers, chapter after chapter, an insider's view of the real meaning of the raw historical evidence. It is a potent mixture, indeed!
the musical imperative
A bold innovation when it appeared in 1984, this book changed the manner and content of all music appreciation books thereafter. More than 40,000 copies have been sold to date. In contrast to traditional musical appreciation texts, The Musical Imperative treats all fields of music with equal respect, so the reader understands how classical music is different from—but grows out of the same human emotional needs and desires as the pop and folk styles that make up the musical environment.