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Author Recounts Two Decades of Family Life in New Book PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Author House   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:45

Byron B. Oberst’s new book offers a look at the life of a pediatrician’s family

OMAHA, Neb. – The new book “A Tale of a Mother, Her Three Boys, and Their Dog: The Love Story of a Father for His Family” (published by AuthorHouse), by Byron B. Oberst M.D., FAAP, is the humorous and heart-warming story of one pediatrician and how he and his family embraced every aspect of life together.

“A Tale of a Mother, Her Three Boys, and Their Dog” describes the adventures, travels, activities and various interests of an active and involved family. It tells the story of what the author calls “the romance of the century,” as well sports, humor, sadness, family interrelationships, games teenagers play, parenting episodes and many other aspects in an ever-evolving family.

Oberst knows that readers, when finished with his book, will have experienced a glimpse into the “…refreshing life of an all-American family with its many ups and downs and ins and outs over a considerable span of time, and their ability to cope with whatever they were faced with.”

“A Tale of a Mother, Her Three Boys, and Their Dog”

By Byron B. Oberst M.D., FAAP

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781477279120

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781477279137

E-Book | 178 pages | ISBN 9781477279113

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Byron B. Oberst M.D., FAAP is the noted author of several medical books. His latest one was “Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010. A Dual Love Story”. He was in private pediatric practice for 37 years. In addition to his burgeoning general pediatric practice, he had a large consultative practice. Oberst was a pioneer in the use of the exchange transfusion for the compromised Rh negative mother with an Rh positive infant, adolescent medicine, and in the attention deficit disorder with and without hyperactivity. He was an expert on practice management in private pediatric medicine and taught the same at the national level. He was an active participant in many medical societies, including the Society for Computer Medicine. He was very active in the American Academy of Pediatrics at the national level for about 15 years. He retired from practice in 1988.

 
FIRST DOG BO AND HER NEW BOOK, 'THE DOGS OF WAR' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tim Bueler   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 15:57
(Politico) - Bo, come out, come out wherever you are! America needs to see more of you.

That's the opinion of Kathleen Kinsolving, the author of the new book, "Dogs of War," which looks at the pooches of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gen. George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"I don't think he gets as much attention as Barney and Miss Beazley," said Kinsolving, referring to the previous administration's dogs. "I think they need to think of something for Bo to do, like the way the Bushes had the 'Barney Cam.' Barney was featured on magazine covers with Laura Bush. I think the Obamas could include Bo more."

Besides providing first families with magazine covers and cute photo-ops, dogs can also serve presidents within the walls of the White House.

Discussing the dogs of Roosevelt, Patton and Eisenhower, Kinsolving said, "I really think that these three dogs played an instrumental role in helping defeat Hitler."

Huh?

"These animals are incredibly beneficial to humans as a stress reliever," said Kinsolving. "Can you imagine the stress and pressure those leaders were under? It's great to read about powerful leaders having a soft place in their hearts for their dogs and how that helped them run the country even better."

Problem is, presidential dogs today just ain't what they used to be.

"We're living in a very divisive time in our country, politically, and I just thought that, with World War II, the country was more unified," she said. "It was the greatest generation, and i just thought this would be a nice respite for people, that they could go back and enjoy some nostalgia."

Even though the selection of presidential animals, nowadays, seems to be preceded by their own political focus groups, Kinsolving says that modern pets just can't hold a candle to Roosevelt's.

"Fala is considered the most famous of all the presidential pets," said Kinsolving. "He has a statue erected at the FDR Memorial!"

 
New book examines the history of the gay press and its contribution to gay rights PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Prairie Avenue Productions   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:35

Chicago, Illinois - As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals became more visible in the 1950s and 1960s, the mainstream media perpetuated the attitude that they were mentally ill and morally depraved queers, freaks, degenerates, perverts, misfits, and even threats to national security. In many cities, the police raided gay bars, harassing and arresting patrons.

Community-based gay newsletters and newspapers emerged to counteract the distorted view of non-heterosexuals and to support the rising gay-rights movement. They addressed gay issues, formed a sense of unity, announced demonstrations, and tracked the progress of legal and political action.

Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America, edited and co-written by Tracy Baim, publisher of Chicago's gay publication Windy City Times, is a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of gay print media. Baim uses essays, interviews, and hundreds of news clips and images from both mainstream and early gay publications to describe the critical role of the gay press. Award-winning historian John D'Emilio provided the book's foreword.

Part One covers the history of discrimination against non-heterosexuals throughout the 20th century and the birth of gay and lesbian publications, including Friendship & Freedom, Vice Versa, ONE, Mattachine Review, and The Ladder. Most of the publications during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s were produced on smallbudgets by gay societies or activists and volunteers. Many were short-lived, but others were catalysts for tolerance and acceptance. Gradually, the mainstream media became more supportive of gay rights.

Part Two is a series of essays by and about journalists who documented the gay movement, recounting their experiences and providing observations and insights.

Part Three features the history of 10 gay publications in 10 major cities as told by their publishers, editors or reporters. Each one represents the challenges, risks, and struggles to survive that were common among almost all gay periodicals.

Part Four focuses on the business of gay publications. Initially, funding came from subscribers and classified ads since advertisers were reluctant to buy display ads-until they realized the growing gay population was a potentially profitable untapped market. Many major brands, retail stores, restaurant chains and service providers began targeting the gay community through its publications and even in some mainstream magazines.

Part Five reflects on the contribution of the gay press, yet debates its value as a source of news and advocacy in the era of the Internet, social media, and the economics of print media.

Gay Press, Gay Power:

The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America

Prairie Avenue Productions and Windy City Media Group

468 pages, 485 illustrations

Black & White, ISBN 1480080527, $25

https://www.createspace.com/4022184 or http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Press-Power-Community-Newspapers/dp/1480080527

Color, ISBN: 1481047213, $89

https://www.createspace.com/4064472or http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Press-Power-Community-Newspapers/dp/1481047213

In Chicago it is also available at Women & Children First Bookstore.

About the Editor/Co-Author:

Tracy Baim is publisher and executive editor at Windy City Media Group, which produces Windy City Times, Nightspots, and other gay media in Chicago. She co-founded Windy City Times in 1985 and Outlines newspaper in 1987. She has won numerous gay community and journalism honors, including the Community Media Workshop's Studs Terkel Award.  www.windycitymediagroup.com

Baim is the author of Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage (2010, Prairie Avenue Productions). She is also the co-author and editor of Out and Proud in Chicago: An Overview of the City's Gay Community (2008, Agate), the first comprehensive book on Chicago's gay history (see www.ChicagoGayHistory.org); and author of Where the World Meets, a book about Gay Games VII in Chicago (2007, www.Lulu.com).

Her most recent books include a novel, The Half Life of Sgt. Jen Hunter (2010, Prairie Avenue Productions), and the biographies Leatherman: The Legend of Chuck Renslow and Jim Flint: The Boy From Peoria (both 2011, written with Owen Keehnen, and published by Prairie Avenue Productions).

What People Are Saying:

"Comprehensive, well written, and well researched, this media journey from homosexual to gay to queer is eye-opening and inspiring. The bravery of individuals, groups, collectives, and organizations here is breathtaking and vital. This book is endlessly entertaining and extremely important."

- Michael Bronski, author of "A Queer History of the United States"

Professor of the Practice in Activism and Media, Harvard University.

"The political successes of the gay liberation movement, and the defeats, were reported in the pages of the lesbian and gay press while the mainstream press ignored or denigrated our efforts. Tracy Baim has long represented the best of the GLBT press, and this book will be a valuable resource in the struggle not to forget our history as we continue to fight for our future."

- Larry Gross, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Author of "Up From Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men and the Media in America"

"Gay Press, Gay Power is a meticulous and prodigious work, long overdue. It will be a reference source-but, more importantly, a source of inspiration."

- Barbara Ettorre, former reporter for The New York Times, New York Daily News and Chicago Today. Founder and editor, LetterBalm.com.

"This meticulously researched book captures the flavor and nuance of a myriad of specific events and times through compelling interviews with the people involved, gay and straight, backed up with insightful analysis. Hundreds of images of magazine covers, news clips, photos and ads from the 1800s to today present a comprehensive, stunning visual history of the evolving relationship between the media and the LGBT community. Belongs on everyone's bookshelf."

- Jean Latz Griffin, former Chicago Tribune reporter

Author of "In the Same Breath and One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century"

"Gay Press, Gay Power tells the story of the women and men who focused a revolutionary lens on our activism and still grind it every day, brightening the light on the paths of the LGBT generations that succeed us."

- John Teets, former editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

 
Book Signing - You Will Find Joy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sam Newton   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:25
You Will Find Joy, written by Nancy Newton, has been published by Inspiring Voices.  The Greatest Book every written! It has something for everyone; humor, pathos, romance, treachery, history, tragedy, feats of daring do. The Bible is undeniably the widest read and published book in the world. But really, something for everyone?

Many years ago I began reading “The Upper Room” as a daily devotional. I soon found numerous Bible passages spoke to me, like a primer or a guide. For example, in Psalms 24:12-14 David asks ‘Do you want long life and happiness? Then keep from speaking evil and do good; strive for peace with all your heart’. I began categorizing passages like this, so when someone said ‘I just don’t see how the Bible applies to my life’ the gauntlet was unknowingly thrown down and I picked it up resolutely. Thus You Will Find Joy came to life. And a unique life it is. Not a dogmatic tome, more a self-help manual, a way anyone can open up their lives.

Joy is unique because of its categorized biblical treatment. It is organized so whatever your situation you can easily find a Bible verse to help you.

As one reader observed: Nancy Newton’s book is a delightful way to spend time with many special passages of the Bible. It can be used as a devotional guide or a topical guide. Using her knowledge of the Bible, Nancy has spent many hours in reflective  thought and created a way to help people gain insight for their journey. – Reverend Anne Lippincott, Senior Pastor, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport, IA

My aim in putting together Joy is to spread the word our lives can be filled with joy, no matter what life brings.

You Will Find Joy is available in soft cover for $12.00 and as an ebook for $3.99.

About the Author – Nancy Newton is a retired Government employee who lives in Davenport, IA with her greyhounds. She is passionate about her faith, and protecting animals and the environment.

Events: Book Signing at Davenport Book Rack, 15 Dec, 11-2

Contact Nancy Newton for further information. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone 563-322-7456

Part of the proceeds from sale of the book will benefit disaster relief in the US.

Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM the Book Rack and other fine bookstores. Published through Inspiring Voices, a division of “Guideposts” magazine.

 
Not Your Average Joe book signing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristel Whitty-Ersan   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:43

Happy Joe Whitty will be at the Book Rack on Elmore Avenue in Davenport December 1st from noon to 2pm doing a book signing for his new book, Not Your Average Joe.

Here is some info on the book:

Joe Whitty has written a book, Not Your Average Joe. The initial run will be in our office sometime Wednesday November 14th.  Joe writes about his life and lessons learned that can apply to all of us.  It is a fun, quick read where Joe tells the story of a small town farm boy who was always a dreamer, not so good in school, but  loved people and had a somewhat naive belief that anything is possible.

The book has been published in honor of Happy Joe’s 40th anniversary.    Not Your Average Joe is appropriate for ages 10 to adult and will retail for $16.99 plus tax, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the new Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation, benefitting children with special needs.

The book can be ordered on the company’s web site at www.happyjoes.com.  It will also be available in major book stores across the country, as well as on Amazon and other book- related sites.

For questions about the book or to set up an interview with Happy Joe Whitty, please contact Kristel Whitty-Ersan, Happy Joe’s co owner and Marketing Director, 563-650-4680. For more information on the Happy Joe’s Kids foundation, please visit www.happyjoeskids.org.

Not Your Average Joe now available just in time for the holidays!

 
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