|Writer's Block is Bunk (2012)
The prize-winning author of twenty-two books in genres from memoir to mystery to mashup, Lev Raphael has had a unique, colorful career as author, reviewer, and talk show host. He's taught writing in colleges, universities and workshops around the country, and in Writer's Block is Bunk, he shares his vast experience in publishing, and in touring with his books on three continents. Written with encouraging humor and honesty, Writer's Block is Bunk offers advice for both newbies and experienced authors on writing and the writing life. Ranging across topics like how to do a book reading, building your audience, responding to fans, and finding inspiration, Raphael doesn't pull any punches, but he also has fun, and so will you reading this smart and timely little book.
|Book Lust! (2012)
Lev Raphael brings together his best essays, reviews, and reflections on the writing life from the literary magazine Bibliobuffet. Whether writing about memoirs, Shakespeare Denial, or some puzzling fans of his, in Book Lust! Raphael displays his trademark wit and erudition.
Provocative and revealing, Book Lust! offers Raphael's unique take on books, literary translation, authorship, touring, and much more. He's reviewed for two decades on-line, on-air and in print; has published hundreds of essays, stories, reviews and blogs; and has also authored twenty-one books in genres from memoir to mystery.
Raphael has been a published and prize-winning author for three decades; his fiction and essays have been taught at universities around the country; he's done hundreds of invited talks and readings on three different continents at venues from Oxford University to The Library of Congress; and he had his own radio book show where he interviewed Salman Rushdie, Erica Jong, Julian Barnes and many other authors. Join him in Book Lust! for a highly entertaining conversation about books, authors, and the book lover's life.
|Stick Up For Yourself! (Free Spirit Publishing, 1999)
By Gershen Kaufman, Lev Raphael and Pamela Espeland
Stick Up For Yourself! is the ultimate resource for any kid who's ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn't do, or treated unfairly—and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups. Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a "feelings vocabulary," make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and "store" happiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the "self-esteem backlash" and explains what self-esteem really is—and why kids today need it more than ever.
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