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The Nerd Factory

$12.00

Non Fiction
36 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature chapbook with hand sewn binding
Published August 2014

Matt Mareck looks at comic books as art form and literature.  He considers the serious side of comic books with just enough humor to keep it fun.  Includes an author vetted list of the best, recommendations on what to read and which to collect.

Self Help Attempts

$12.00

Non Fiction, Personal Essay 
36 pages 
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published May 2013

What happens when our desire to change is outweighed by our often self-destructive habits? Self Help Attempts chronicles one young woman’s attempts to  look within and beyond her self; but if she succeeds or fails is all a matter of  perspective. Urness’ flippant prose reminds the read of the ways youth can alter  perspective, while offering up a destination unplanned for: the realization of love.

Canon

$12.00

Non Fiction
44 pages
4.25" x 6.25" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published November 2013

Stephanie Olson’s beautiful prose insist that when we open the cover of a book the  inside becomes the outside, and what is outside when the covers are open beings to  live inside of us.  Yet, the outside and the inside are things we cannot simultaneously  understand, “Through the veil…I can see her bare skin, her bare neck, her bare face.  I can see the red on her lips,” but the veil prevents from seeing the inside  completely, and when inside, the veil prevents us from fully exploring what is  outside our own experience.  Olson’s Canon insists every woman’s story is a story  worth exploring, even if “outside” and “inside” are somewhat arbitrary terms that  will always prevent our complete understanding.

My Life as a Pencil

$12.00

Non Fiction, Essays and Memoir
52 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published March 2015

 

Old or young, famous or infamous, Ron Arias has a story to tell about the people he met and interviewed during his career as a journalist.  Ernest Hemingway gave him advice, Hunter Thompson was hard to impress, and others, the important and the not so important all left their marks.   An early mentor told Arias to write it personal, and he does, making each story memorable, each character unforgettable.  This collection of essays tells the story of a journalist, in pursuit of a story and finding humanity in all its strength and fragility.  

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