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Garcia, Paul Michael

Works: 49 works in 240 publications in 1 language and 6,289 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Political fiction  Anecdotes  Children's audiobooks  Young adult works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HV5805.S52, B
Publication Timeline
Publications about Paul Michael Garcia
Publications by Paul Michael Garcia
Most widely held works by Paul Michael Garcia
Tweak growing up on methamphetamines by Nic Sheff( file )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 682 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 577 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
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 332 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
The shallows what the Internet is doing to our brains by Nicholas G Carr( file )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 327 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
Amish grace how forgiveness transcended tragedy by Donald B Kraybill( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 304 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 this 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 there is a much more to know about the Amish as a people, as we discovered after the Nickel Mines incident. 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 are and how they live their faith
The numerati by Stephen Baker( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 295 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
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 281 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
Jepp, who defied the stars by Katherine Marsh( file )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in sixteenth century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 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
The commitment love, sex, marriage, and my family by Dan Savage( Computer File )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Dan Savage recounts his family's campaign to convince him and his boyfriend, Terry, to get married, and explores how his family's attitudes towards gay marriage reflect those of contemporary American society
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 236 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 226 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
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 211 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
The shallows [what the Internet is doing to our brains] by Nicholas G Carr( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence
After the fire a true story of friendship and survival by Robin Gaby Fisher( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through Seton Hall University's freshman dormitory, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Among the victims were Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, roommates from poor neighborhoods who made their families proud by getting into college. They managed to escape the fire, but both were burned terribly. After the Fire is the story of these young men and their fight to recover from the worst damage the Saint Barnabas Hospital burn unit had ever seen. It is the story of extraordinary doctors and nurses who work with the burned. It is the story of the mothers and fathers, of faith and family, and of the invisible ties that bind us to one another. And it is the story of the women who came to love these men, who knew that real beauty is a thing not seen in mirrors
The lost dogs Michael Vick's dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption by Jim Gorant( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Jim Gorant chronicles the heart-wrenching story of Michael Vick's twisted dog-fighting operation. After the ring was busted, animal rescuers were shocked when they discovered that the majority of the caged pit bulls were actually friendly, lovable animals. Here, Gorant describes the efforts to introduce the rescued dogs back into a normal living situation
Second lives a journey through virtual worlds by Tim Guest( file )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Each week, 35 to 50 million people worldwide abandon reality for virtual worlds. They create a virtual body, work virtual jobs, and make virtual friends and family. And, as online communities like SecondLife, EverQuest, and MySpace attract more members, the lines between the real and the imaginary become blurry. After all, in these virtual realities, you can create a new self, build houses, make and sell works of art, earn real money, and get married and divorced. On web sites like eBay, people sell virtual clothes and rent virtual property for real cash--for a total of nearly $800 million worth each year. This book explores the people, economies, and cultures of the dynamic online worlds which are challenging the very notion of "real."
Stealing MySpace the battle to control the most popular website in America by Julia Angwin( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
In a savvy, smart, fast-paced narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Angwin chronicles the rise of MySpace and sheds light on the dizzying backroom deals that allowed Rupert Murdoch to snatch this Internet powerhouse from Viacom's grasp
The lost dogs Michael Vick's dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption by Jim Gorant( file )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
This is an inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dogfighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case
We were one shoulder to shoulder with the Marines who took Fallujah by Patrick K O'Donnell( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
The platoon included four pairs of best friends. Each of the four would lose a best friend forever. Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon became one of the first American forces to enter Fallujah, where they encountered some of the most intense hand-to-hand combat since World War II. Civilians were used as human shields or as bait to lure soldiers into buildings rigged with explosives; suicide bombers approached from every corner hoping to die and take Americans with them; radical insurgents, high on adrenaline, fought to the death. Award-winning author and historian Patrick O'Donnell stood shoulder to shoulder with Lima Company's 1st Platoon as they fought through the streets of Fallujah, their casualties mounting. This is their story
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