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Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Nobody I know is funnier, smarter, or has a wider breadth of references than my friend Jonathan Shapiro. This book is a bit of a miracle: informative, insightful, poetic, and funny. —Paul Reiser, comedian, actor, and bestselling author Using famous real-life court transcripts, television scripts, and story after story, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling shows the reader how to get their message across and the result they want using the time-tested elements and basic structure of great stories. Part how-to manual, part memoir, always entertaining and never lecture, this book provides storytelling lessons gleaned from years of trial practice and television writing, wrapped in—what else?—great stories.
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Losing the News

Losing the News

By Alex Jones
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Hell No


A posthumously published book by political activist Tom Hayden offers lessons from the Vietnam era for our own time.

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What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

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Make Art, Not War


Political posters can contribute enormously to street demonstrations that will inevitably increase in both number and intensity.

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Life in the Poorest Parts of America Is Not All ‘Urban Carnage’


A new book about the conflict between police and residents in South Los Angeles paints a much more humane, complex picture of poverty than President Trump does.

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The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked


These three books, published well before the election, offer insight into what happened and why.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 READ MORE

Born to Run


More than anyone else in popular music, Bruce Springsteen understands the people who helped elect Trump. We need the Boss’ music now.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 READ MORE

A Poem Close to the Bone for Many in 2016


“I can tell something bad is happening in the world when my poem is surging,” says “Good Bones” author Maggie Smith.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 READ MORE

Draw Your Weapon!


“The Realist Cartoons” confirms humor as an essential tool for escaping the notion that our leaders are wise and benign stewards of justice.

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The Burn Pits


A former Marine exposes the contamination of U.S. soldiers at overseas military bases from open fire pits that incinerated everything from nuclear waste to corpses.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE

Much Ado About Very Little


What does it take to put on a Shakespeare play in a Midwestern regional theater? A new book seeks to answer this question, but far more interesting questions are left unasked. Why do these people devote their lives to their craft? Why does this particular play in this particular season for these particular people matter?

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