February 2013

Philadelphia Recording Studio Owner Matthew Teacher Empowers High School Students to Follow Their Musical Dreams with Book Donation and Recording Studio Tour

As part of his mission to empower young musicians to compose their own music, Matthew Teacher, author of The Musician’s Notebook: Deluxe Edition (ISBN: 978-0-7624-4800-5; $15.00; Hardcover), is donating copies of his new book to students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA) in Philadelphia. After presenting the books to the music students, Matthew will remain at the school to take questions.

A Picture Book and CD Sure to Delight Young and Old! I’M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG Performed by Peter, Paul and Mary Lyrics by Leslie Braunstein Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet

One of the most delightful songs ever recorded by America’s most iconic folk group is surrounded by brilliant, whimsical, illustrations that complement a playful tale ”with a heart” that parents and children alike will enjoy: I’M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; February 2013; ISBN: 978-1-936140-37-4; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD).

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Biography Host JACK PERKINS Makes an Inspiring Case for the Life-Changing Power of Nature and Silence in FINDING MOOSEWOOD, FINDING GOD What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island

At the height of his career, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jack Perkins and his wife Mary Jo moved from Los Angeles—population eight million—to a tidal island off the coast in Maine, population zero. Years earlier, in the shadow of Acadia National Park, they had built a solar-powered cabin, heated only by a wood stove. But now they were moving there for good, abandoning the smog of L.A. for the fog of Bar Harbor. The move would turn out to be as spiritual as it was physical.

An Extraordinary Hollywood Insider’s Cross Country Journey To Live… What You Need to Know About THE LAST PILGRIMAGE By Linda Daly

A story so remarkable it could only be true, The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother’s Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye (Counterpoint Press; May 14, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-61902-117-4; $26.00; Hardcover), by Linda Daly, celebrates her exuberant mother and Hollywood insider, Nancy Daly, for her incomparable achievements as a children’s advocate, philanthropist, and arts leader.  The book reveals Nancy’s indomitable spirit and her determination to do anything to beat pancreati

From the Depths of Controversial Tragedy, Founder of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety Lucinda Bassett Opens Up about Her Challenges of Change and Loss As She Builds a New Life Once Again

For eighteen years, Lucinda Bassett, founder of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, shared her tips on managing anxiety, stress and depression with America in her bestselling books, on Oprah and The View, and on hundreds of radio programs. Then, suddenly, everything came crashing down around her with the devastating news that her husband and business partner, her children’s devoted father, and the love of her life, David Bassett, had committed suicide.

Oscar-Nominated Actress, Singer, Voiceover Virtuoso, and, Now, Author SALLY KELLERMAN Shares Memorable, Regrettable, and Comical Experiences from Her 50-Plus Years in the Field of Entertainment and as a Pop Culture Icon in READ MY LIPS

In 1969, at age 31 and after 14 years of working in Hollywood, Sally Kellerman reluctantly accepted a role in an edgy comedy directed by someone she didn’t know from Adam. At the time, she no idea that her character—Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s smash hit M*A*S*H —would earn her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, marking her breakout as a movie actress. “M*A*S*H was the greatest experience of my entire career, and I’ve had a lot of great ones,” Kellerman reflects.