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Garcia, Paul Michael

Works: 139 works in 470 publications in 1 language and 14,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Experimental fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Young adult works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3566.A4554, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Paul Michael Garcia
Publications by Paul Michael Garcia
Most widely held works by Paul Michael Garcia
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
Number one best selling author Chuck Palahniuk presents Pygmy, a comedic and satirical take on American xenophobia. As part of a massive terrorist plot, a handful of young adults head to the Midwestern United States disguised as foreign exchange students. Palahniuk focuses on one of the young terrorists, Pygmy, who chronicles his time in the American Midwest as he and others plan a horrific, spiteful act
Tweak growing up on methamphetamines by Nic Sheff( file )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery
Monkey mind a memoir of anxiety by Daniel B Smith( file )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
In the insightful narrative tradition of Oliver Sacks, €Monkey Mind€is an uplifting, €smart, and very funny memoir of€life with anxiety--America's most common psychological complaint. We all think we know what being anxious feels like--it is the instinct that made us run from wolves in the prehistoric age and pushes us to perform in the modern one--but for forty million American adults, anxiety is an insidious condition that defines daily life
The illustrated man by Ray Bradbury( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the grand master's premier accomplishments. Collected here are eighteen tales, startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body
I am potential eight lessons on living, loving, and reaching your dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes( file )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Patrick Henry Hughes, born without eyes and physically disabled due to a rare genetic disorder, relates how he overcame many obstacles, focused on his musical talents, and became a nationally recognized pianist and singer by the age of nineteen
Black Dahlia & White rose : stories by Joyce Carol Oates( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
From the title story, which maps the friendship between two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles - Elizabeth Short, known as the 'Black Dahlia,' victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe, to the tale of the wife of a well-to-do businessman who is ravished by, and elopes with, a lover who is a hyena, these stories explore the commingling of sexual love and violence and the tumult of family life
The mystic arts of erasing all signs of death by Charlie Huston( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Working on a crime-scene clean-up crew, disaffected slacker Web Goodhue is hired by the daughter of a Malibu suicide victim who enlists his help in getting her brother out of trouble, making him the target of some gun-toting L.A. cowboys who are out for blood
Amish grace how forgiveness transcended tragedy by Donald B Kraybill( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to the senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness. Outsiders often hold a stereotypical view of the Amish as a stubbornly backwards people--a view rooted in the picturesque images of buggies, beards, and bonnets. But the community's collective and radical act of forgiveness--the loving and compassionate response to the shooter and his family--gives us insights into who the Amish truly are and how they live their faith. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration
The numerati by Stephen Baker( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
In the 21st century, nearly all of our movements are electronically or digitally recorded. By swiping a credit card, surfing the web or watching television, we create mathematical representations of our social movements. Stephen Baker describes these mathematical representations and exposes the manner in which they are used by corporations, politicians, and countless other entities to influence the choices we make, things we buy, media we are exposed to, and even who we vote for
Blessed unrest [how the largest movement in the world came into being, and why no one saw it coming] by Paul Hawken( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Blessed Unrest tells the story of a worldwide movement that is largely unseen by politicians or the media. Hawken, an environmentalist and author, has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofit organizations to single-person causes, these organizations collectively comprise the largest movement on earth. This is a movement that has no name, leader, or location but is in every city, town, and culture. It is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of people's unstoppable need to re-imagine their relationship to the environment and to one another. Blessed Unrest will inspire, surprise, and delight anyone who is worried about the direction the modern world is headed
The shallows what the Internet is doing to our brains by Nicholas G Carr( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind. "Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds
It gets better coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living by Dan (EDT)/ Miller, Terry (EDT)/ Garcia, Paul Michael (NRT)/ Gavin, Marguerite (NRT) Savage( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years
Psycho by Robert Bloch( file )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A woman on the run has the misfortune to stop at the motel operated by Norman Bates
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Oskar Matzerath, a dwarfish hunchback detained in a mental hospital, convicted of a murder he did not commit. On the day of his third birthday, Oskar received his first tin drum, and from then on it was his means of expression, allowing him to draw forth memories from his eccentric past as well as judgments about the horrors he observed through the long nightmare of the Nazi era
Jepp, who defied the stars by Katherine Marsh( file )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny
Invisible monsters by Chuck Palahniuk( file )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Injected with new material, Invisible monsters remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk's original vision for his 1999 novel, moving a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry even further into a wildly unique listening experience. Palahniuk's fashion-model protagonist has it all--boyfriend, career, loyal best friend--until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, queen supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book's characters. Listeners will jump between chapters and have a second listen to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, taking them on a ride they'll never forget
Occult America [the secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation] by Mitch Horowitz( file )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
From the meaning of the symbols on the one-dollar bill to the origins of the Ouija board, "Occult America" briskly sweeps from the nation's earliest days of mystical and esoteric movements to the birth of the New Age era, tracing the many people and episodes that continue to exert such a powerful pull on the public today
Wikileaks [inside Julian Assange's war on secrecy] by David Leigh( file )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the online organization WikiLeaks, which released thousands of previously secret or classified documents from numerous government agencies, and examines its impact on world politics and freedom of information
Returning to earth by Jim Harrison( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Harrison's True North, Donald Burkett, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. While his wife, Cynthia, transcribes, Donald begins dictating his family history for the benefit of their children, stories that he never before has shared
The curse of the campfire weenies and other warped and creepy tales by David Lubar( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Thirty-five stories of laughter and terror to tickle your horror bone. Learn the real reason why clowns are scary, discover the truth about allergy shots, and find out why you should always be nice to your math teacher. Full of thirsty vampires, hungry insects, evil power tools, singing Girl Scouts, and other terrors, these tales go darker, weirder, and stranger than ever before. And at the end of the book, the author reveals the inspiration behind each of the stories
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