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Almond, Steve

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Works: 27 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 5,956 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Classifications: PS3601.L58, 813.6
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Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions by Steve Almond( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 988 libraries worldwide
"Two rambunctious, romantic flameouts. One boring wedding. One heated embrace in a quiet coatroom. This is not exactly the recipe for true love. John and Jane's lusty encounter at a friend's wedding isn't really the beginning of anything with any weight to it; even they know that. When they manage to pull back, it occurs to them that they might start this whole thing over properly. They might try getting to know one another first, through letters. What follows is a series of traded confessions?of their messy histories, their past errors, their big loves, their flaws, and their passions. Each love affair, confessed as honestly as possible, reveals the ways in which Jane and John have grown and changed?or not changed?over the years; the people they've hurt, the ones still bruised. The ones who bruised them. Where all of this soul-baring will take them is the burning question behind every letter?a question that can only be answered when they meet again, finally, in the flesh."--Publisher's description
The Evil B.B. Chow and other stories by Steve Almond( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Steve Almond returns with his second short-story collection. Once again he has produced a funny, bracing, sometimes shocking, always imaginative collection of stories and characters: a young magazine editor enduring a bizarre blind date; a couple who are sure that they have been given implants by space aliens; a young boy desperate to please his father with his baseball prowess, who ends up fatally wounding another boy during a game; a creative-writing teacher struggling to resist his seductive student
God bless America : stories by Steve Almond( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
A meditation on the American Dream and its discontents. In his most ambitious collection yet, Almond offers a comic and forlorn portrait of these United States: our lust for fame, our racial tensions, the toll of perpetual war, and the pursuit of romantic happiness
My life in heavy metal : stories by Steve Almond( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 420 libraries worldwide
An anthology of short fiction explores the relationships between young men and women in a cynical era
Which brings me to you a novel in confessions by Steve Almond( file )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
After a fiery encounter at a wedding, John and Jane decide to take it slow and get to know each other. As they relay their pasts to each other, they chronicle old flames and reveal that they have both changed immensely over the years
Dit is wie ik ben : een roman in bekentenissen by Julianna Baggott( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Om elkaar beter te leren kennen wisselen een jonge vrouw en man aan het begin van hun relatie per brief hun levens- en liefdeservaringen uit
Best of the web 2008 by Nathan Leslie( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Antes de ti by Steve Almond( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"Two rambunctious, romantic flameouts. One boring wedding. One heated embrace in a quiet coatroom. This is not exactly the recipe for true love. John and Jane's lusty encounter at a friend's wedding isn't really the beginning of anything with any weight to it; even they know that. When they manage to pull back, it occurs to them that they might start this whole thing over properly. They might try getting to know one another first, through letters. What follows is a series of traded confessions?of their messy histories, their past errors, their big loves, their flaws, and their passions. Each love affair, confessed as honestly as possible, reveals the ways in which Jane and John have grown and changed?or not changed?over the years; the people they've hurt, the ones still bruised. The ones who bruised them. Where all of this soul-baring will take them is the burning question behind every letter?a question that can only be answered when they meet again, finally, in the flesh."--Publisher's description
Rock and roll will save your life : a book by and for the fanatics among us (with bitchin' soundtrack) by Steve Almond( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Drooling fanatic, n. 1. One who drools in the presence of beloved rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who walk around with songs constantly ringing in their ears, own more than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with at least one record per week. With a life that's spanned the phonographic era and the digital age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. Like you, he's secretly longed to live the life of a rock star, complete with insane talent, famous friends, and hotel rooms to be trashed. Also like you, he's content (sort of) to live the life of a rabid fan, one who has converted his unrequited desires into a (sort of) noble obsession. Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life traces Almond's passion from his earliest (and most wretched) rock criticism to his eventual discovery of a music-crazed soul mate and their subsequent production of two little superfans. Along the way, Almond reflects on the delusional power of songs, the awkward mating habits of drooling fanatics, and why Depression Songs actually make us feel so much better. The book also includes: sometimes drunken interviews with America's finest songwriters a recap of the author's terrifying visit to Graceland while stoned a vigorous and credibility-shattering endorsement of Styx's Paradise Theater recommendations you will often choose to ignore a reluctant exegesis of the Toto song "Africa" obnoxious lists sure to piss off rock critics But wait, there's more. Readers will also be able to listen to a special free mix designed by the author, available online at www.stevenalmond.com, for the express purpose of eliciting your drool. For those about to rock'we salute you! From the Hardcover edition
Candyfreak : confessions of a chocoholic by Steve Almond( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Men undressed : women writers and the male sexual experience ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Women writers imagine all things sexual from the point of view of male characters--Cover pg. [4]
Stories by Steve Almond( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This collection of short stories explores the lives of young men in their twenties and thirties: their confusions, their obsessions, their emotional complexities
Candyfreak : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America by Steve Almond( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Perhaps you remember the whipped splendor of the Choco-Lite, or the luscious Caravelle bar, or maybe the sublime and perfectly balanced Hershey's Cookies 'n Mint. The Marathon, an inimitable rope of caramel covered in chocolate. Oompahs. Bit-O-Choc. The Kit Kat Dark. Steve Almond certainly does. In fact, he was so obsessed by the inexplicable disappearance of these bars-where'd they go'-that he embarked on a nationwide journey to uncover the truth about the candy business. There, he found an industry ruled by huge conglomerates, where the little guys, the last remaining link to the glorious boom years of the candy bar in America, struggle to survive. Visiting the candy factories that produce the Twin Bing, the Idaho Spud, the Goo Goo Cluster, the Valomilk, and a dozen other quirky bars, Almond finds that the world of candy is no longer a sweet haven. Today's precious few regional candy makers mount daily battles against corporate greed, paranoia, and that good old American compulsion: crushing the little guy. Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy-and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up, too
Vor Liebe wird gewarnt : Roman by Julianna Baggott( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Not that you asked : rants, exploits, and obsessions by Steve Almond( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
How does Steve Almond get himself into so much trouble' Could it be his incessant moralizing' His generally poor posture' The fact that he was raised by a pack of wolves' Frankly, we haven't got a clue. What we do know is that Almond has a knack for converting his dustups into essays that are both funny and furious. In (Not that You Asked), he squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, nearly gets arrested for stealing "Sta-Hard" gel from his local pharmacy, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of the Red Sox Nation. Almond is, as they say in Yiddish, a tummler. Almond on personal grooming: "Why, exactly, did I feel it would be 'sexy' and 'hot' to have my girlfriend wax my chest' I can offer no good answer to this question today. I could offer no good answer at the time." On sports: "To be a fan is to live in a condition of willed helplessness. We are (for the most part) men who sit around and watch other men run and leap and sweat and grapple each other. It is a deeply homoerotic pattern of conduct, often interracial in nature, and essentially humiliating." On popular culture: "I have never actually owned a TV, a fact I mention whenever possible, in the hopes that it will make me seem noble and possibly lead to oral sex." On his literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut: "His books perform the greatest feat of alchemy known to man: the conversion of grief into laughter by means of courageous imagination." On religion: "Every year, when Chanukah season rolled around, my brothers and I would make the suburban pilgrimage to the home of our grandparents, where we would ring in the holiday with a big, juicy Chanukah ham." The essays in (Not that You Asked) will make you laugh out loud, or, maybe just as likely, hurl the book across the room. Either way, you'll find Steve Almond savagely entertaining. Not that you asked. "A pop-culture-saturated intellectual, a kindly grouch, vitriolic Boston Red Sox hater, neurotic new father and Kurt Vonnegut fanatic' [Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud." '' Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From the Hardcover edition
King of the Empty Kegs by Steve Almond( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sex light : (bez šećera) : [erotske pripovijetke američkih autora] ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Croatian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Against football : a reluctant manifesto by Steve Almond( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Kinked carotid artery by Steve Almond( Book )
1 edition published in 1939 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
The UK accounting treatment of securitisations by Steve Almond( Article )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (78)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Croatian (2)
Dutch (1)
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