Celebrity Writing in America A Thematic Reader for Composition

ISBN-10: 0321328906
ISBN-13: 9780321328908
Edition: 2006
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Description: With a mixture of serious and light-hearted works by celebrities in fields such as television, film, music, stage, sports, and print-personalities who may not be known as writers-Celebrity Writing in America is a reader with a unique angle. Authored  More...

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Book details

List price: $93.80
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

With a mixture of serious and light-hearted works by celebrities in fields such as television, film, music, stage, sports, and print-personalities who may not be known as writers-Celebrity Writing in America is a reader with a unique angle. Authored by successful people from diverse backgrounds, these compelling selections are accompanied by chapter introductions to set context, brief biographies of the writers to provide background, and questions at the end of each reading and thematic section to prompt critical thinking and insightful writing. Book jacket.

Rhetorical Contents
Preface
To the Student
Constructing and Representing a Private Self
Origins and Turning Points
Christmas in New York
Homemade in Texas
It's a Jersey Thing
Friendless in Frisco
Growing Up Poor in Consuelo
My Struggle to Read
Responding To Suicide
The Mystery and Religion of Music
Becoming and Overcoming
Being a Queen
Caddy Shot
"Now I'm Concerned"
Back in the Saddle
Cinderella's Stepsisters
Weight Training
On First Looking Into Emily Post's Etiquette
My First Album
Procrastination
Significant Others
George Harrison
With Woody Allen, a House Is Not a Home
Don't Block the Blessings
Michael O'Donoghue
Impotent Demon
Eulogy for Tito Puente
Do it for Someone You Love
Personnel: Up Close and Personal
Constructing a Public Persona
Finding a Language and a Style
A Text for Textbook Writers
Rudeness Can Be Lethal
Rockology
On the One
My Favorite Guys
Got Milk?
Writing Is Easy!
On Writing
Self-Presentation
Commencement Address at William and Mary
Give Fur the Cold Shoulder
On Nudity
Rainbow Imperative
Where in the Hell Can I Find a Muumuu?
White People
We Teach People How to Treat Us
A Business-like Manner
Let's Talk About Dollars and Cents
The Art of Negotiation
Fashioning Sales
The Nike Deal
Problems of a Two-Career Family
Art and Money in Movies
"Free" Music Can Free the Artist
Adopt the Web Lifestyle
Bringing Beloved to the Screen
Making a Lasting Contribution
Serving Your Country and Your World
Black Tankers of World War II
The Duties of Citizenship
Mission to Ecuador
Conservatives Promote Independence
Use the Media For Public Health!
The Big Apple's Big Blowup
Why Does Rosie Perez Wear the Bracelet?
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Classic Performers
True Tales of the Miss America Pageant
Sex, Lies, & Advertising
Steven Spielberg: The Moviemaker
A Slice of History
My Most Exciting Picture
In Defense of Rock and Roll
Changing Times
Springtime for the Music Man in Me
Race and the Record
Why Does Barry Bonds Wear the Bracelet?
Celebrity Web Sites
Index

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