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November 13, 2017

Mastering Stand-Up author shares “The Successful Comedian’s To-Do List.” »

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9781613736920In Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian, author Stephen Rosenfield shares how to become a professional stand-up comedian and kiss your day job good-bye. Mastering Stand-Up provides a 12-item “Successful Comedian’s To-Do List” and includes 40 sharply written …

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September 14, 2017

Tom Gardiner, author of The Post-Nup Solution, explains how a simple legal document can save a complex relationship »

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Post-Nup Solution, TheMost people are familiar with the concept of a prenuptial agreement—the legal contract that a couple enters into before their marriage to protect their wealth in case of divorce. But far fewer couples are aware of post-nuptial agreements. Unlike prenups, post-nups are legal contracts entered into …

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April 19, 2017

Excerpt: How to Draw Comics is the ultimate guide to cultivating your talent and mastering the art »

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In May, CRP is publishing a brilliant guide to the art of creating comics—and it’s written in the form of a comic!

How to Draw Comics by Ilya explores all aspects of of comic art, from storytelling techniques to art styles, and it’s suitable for all ages of comics enthusiasts.…

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February 27, 2017

Judy Garland: “I wanted an Oscar and I wanted it badly” »

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Judy and I 3dShe had the top-selling hit song of 1939 with “Over the Rainbow,” was invited to place her hand and footprints in the cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and was presented with a special Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Juvenile Actress in The Wizard of Oz. She may have called i…

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October 12, 2016

Flashback: Production manager (and Beach Boys fan) Allison Felus recalls working on the first edition of Wouldn’t It Be Nice »

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Originally published in 2003, a revised & updated edition of Chuck Granata's Wouldn't It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds officially hit shelves on October 1. We asked our production manager, Allison Felus, to share her memories from working on the fir

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September 26, 2016

Kathryn Atwood showcases the Pacific Theater in her newest Women Heroes of World War II book »

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Kathy AtwoodKathryn J. Atwood has written several books for our Women of Action series: Women Heroes of World War II, Code Name Pauline, and Women Heroes of World War I. Although these titles are categorized as YA, they also attract a range of adult readers. Booklist says her newest book, Women Heroes of World

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September 9, 2016

The life of Moira Smith, the only female NYPD officer to die in the line of duty on 9/11 »

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"Researching Moira Smith, the only female NYPD officer to die in the line of duty on 9/11, was one of the most moving experiences for me," says Cheryl Mullenbach, who profiled Smith in the YA collective biography Women in Blue. "Interviewing her close friends, husband, and 16-year-old daughter (who…

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