Breaking Into The Movies! – From Inglewood to Hollywood!: What Really Happens Behind The Lights And The Long Road To Get There! by Michael Uva

“Breaking Into The Movies!” It is the humorous (true) story of the life of a kid from Inglewood California, who made it up the food chain to become a world famous Motion Picture Key Grip! Michael G. Uva is the author of the world-renowned, Grip Book! (A.k.a.= The Grip Bible.) (Now in it’s fifth edition/Taylor-Francis) Why it’s even been translated into Korean. Funny thing is, Mike can’t spell or type, nor does he have any command of the English language. None of that has held him back. Actually not much holds him back. Not even a one half inch shorter left leg. (Courtesy of a motorcycle jumping accident while serving eight years in the Marines.) So after his medical discharge, he became a Licensed FAA Aircraft Mechanic at LAX in California. He later became a State Licensed Building Contractor and then on to becoming a pretty famous motion picture Key Grip in the film industry. Then he decided to author a book. It did well. So then he decided to teach at U.C.L.A. for the Extension courses. He has been there, seen that, and broke it all by himself. But you have never heard of any of the things that he has been part of? All these things, spied from behind the movie lights. All closely held and guarded set secrets… until now. He’s worked with the Lone Ranger, Elvira, Val Kilmer, Al Pacino, and a few really famous people as well.

Why would he give away these secrets you ask? I posed that very question to Mike myself. “Mike, why give away all these secrets that you have had tucked away, upstairs for over thirty-five plus years?” His answer was quite simple… “What?” (He’s a grip!)

I rewrote the question, “Why now?” His amazing answer… “It’s time!” (I reiterate; He’s a grip!)
There you have it folks, literally straight from the horses mouth… or the bulls other end!

You will just have to read it and decide for yourselves.

Author: Michael Uva

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

CROSSROADS: A personal journey through the depression years and WWII by Winifred Franklin

‘Crossroads’ is an up close and personal true story of Winifred’s life. It takes you through her amazing experiences of growing up in England; with various accounts of her life in early childhood and her youthful romance; as well as the hardships endure by the many struggling families during the depression years and World War 2. The subsequent effects had a substantial impact not only on her life but on the people all around her. This book is set to become a 20th Century sensation, for not only is it a literary gem, but it also has great historical value for those interested in what life was like for a struggling family living in Britain during the 1930’s and 1940’s. It would certainly make for a great mini-series for its depiction of the various characters created from that era.

Author: Winifred Franklin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Combat Medic, My Story by David L. F. Barber

My father wrote his story and never published it. He passed away in 1991 and 2016 year marks 25 years since his passing and 50 after he left for Vietnam. To complete his goal and share his story this is being published to honor the memory of the good people who have been witnesses to war. A collection of David’s personal stories from Vietnam during 1966 – 1968. From training, his transition to Vietnam and time in combat. To his time in the Civil Affairs unit living in the villages with the Montagnard, providing medial care between ten villages. By the time he left the Civil Affairs unit, the north Vietnamese had placed a bounty on his head.Enjoy the Vietnam experience from a fresh prospective.

Author: David L. F. Barber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Don Quixote Versus the Devil: True Accounts of my Bipolar Disorder Misadventures by Eric Schmiedl

This book relates true accounts of one man’s misadventures with his manic bipolar disorder episodes. It is designed not only to reduce stigma relating to bipolar disorder but is aimed at helping people new to the illness understand and cope with it, whether they have the illness or know somebody with it.

Author: Eric Schmiedl

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Gerald Coates Pioneer by Ralph Turner

Gerald Coates is different. A pastor, a pioneer and a provocateur. His bold prophetic ministry both in terms of speaking prophetically and in terms of living that way, has challenged the established church.This book celebrates Gerald’s life. Now in his seventies, he’s still going strong. And the message he brings is just as relevant to the church today. You may not know it, but if you live in the UK, your church and your locality have more than likely been affected in some way by Gerald’s ministry!Gerald Coates – Pioneer will inspire and encourage you. Along the way, you will meet some amazing people. Some famous. Some less known. All important to a story that has helped change the church as we know it.Gerald’s influence on British Christianity over the last forty years has been extraordinary. This is an account of a remarkable man, a remarkable ministry and a remarkable God.Revd Canon J. John Speaker and Broadcaster

Author: Ralph Turner

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Life After Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy by Jean Laurie

As the president of the Ocean Breeze Civic Association, Jean Laurie loves her little beach community in Staten Island, New York. Generations of families grew up in the safety and beauty of this charming town.

That sense of security is shattered in October of 2012 when Hurricane Sandy barrels into New York.

The super-storm devastates Ocean Breeze, destroying both property and lives. But in the aftermath, Laurie is touched by how the community comes together with volunteers and churches from around the world to help restore some semblance of normal life. While many do their utmost to help, however, others see opportunity in tragedy.

Battling the city and government agencies for the aid Ocean Breeze desperately needs becomes a daily challenge as red tape and politicians more interested in photo opportunities than actually helping residents who have lost everything delay much needed aid for months on end.

Despite the setbacks, the community rallies and ultimately shows strength, resourcefulness, and mutual support that Laurie cannot forget.

Life after Hurricane Sandy is written in honor of those who refused to let political wrangling and a natural disaster destroy their neighborhoods. Where the state, government, and city failed, people helping each other succeeded.

Author: Jean Laurie

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Piece Of Me with HIV by Shyronn Jones

Born into severe racial tensions, gentrification, violence and drugs- like today’s times. Shyronn had a lot to deal with in her early years. Not wanting to add unplanned pregnancies and STDs to the list, she abstained from sex until the age of 18. Losing her virginity, then discovering she acquired HIV at the age of 22, caused hurt throughout her life. Nevertheless,It’s sweet to defeat and beat to the rhythm of my own featmy path will outlast the cast shaped for meI will live life victoriously. -Shyronn Jones

Author: Shyronn Jones

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Out Of My Head (2016 edition): Fuzzy Memoirs and Confused Ramblings on Stuff I Know Nothing About by Clifford James Hayes

man-tart dislike • Hitler switches • fairground life • child labour • Jamaica • Florence • banana addiction • urban sleepwalks • flying a 747 • giant spiders • beard hatred • owning half the toys in Hamleys …

What do all the above have in common? The author of this book, that’s what.

Out of My Head is an autobiographical ramble through Clifford James Hayes’s life experiences and subsequent skewed views on everything. Discover the true nature of reality and find out why fashion should be banned; understand why the world needs splugs and learn how to email yourself to distant stars.

All this and a great deal more can be found in Out of My Head!

This Revised Edition contains new content and expanded sections unavailable previously.

Author: Clifford James Hayes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Breaking Into The Movies! – From Inglewood to Hollywood!: What Really Happens Behind The Lights And The Long Road To Get There! by Michael Uva

“Breaking Into The Movies!” It is the humorous (true) story of the life of a kid from Inglewood California, who made it up the food chain to become a world famous Motion Picture Key Grip! Michael G. Uva is the author of the world-renowned, Grip Book! (A.k.a.= The Grip Bible.) (Now in it’s fifth edition/Taylor-Francis) Why it’s even been translated into Korean. Funny thing is, Mike can’t spell or type, nor does he have any command of the English language. None of that has held him back. Actually not much holds him back. Not even a one half inch shorter left leg. (Courtesy of a motorcycle jumping accident while serving eight years in the Marines.) So after his medical discharge, he became a Licensed FAA Aircraft Mechanic at LAX in California. He later became a State Licensed Building Contractor and then on to becoming a pretty famous motion picture Key Grip in the film industry. Then he decided to author a book. It did well. So then he decided to teach at U.C.L.A. for the Extension courses. He has been there, seen that, and broke it all by himself. But you have never heard of any of the things that he has been part of? All these things, spied from behind the movie lights. All closely held and guarded set secrets… until now. He’s worked with the Lone Ranger, Elvira, Val Kilmer, Al Pacino, and a few really famous people as well.

Why would he give away these secrets you ask? I posed that very question to Mike myself. “Mike, why give away all these secrets that you have had tucked away, upstairs for over thirty-five plus years?” His answer was quite simple… “What?” (He’s a grip!)

I rewrote the question, “Why now?” His amazing answer… “It’s time!” (I reiterate; He’s a grip!)
There you have it folks, literally straight from the horses mouth… or the bulls other end!

You will just have to read it and decide for yourselves.

Author: Michael Uva

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

CROSSROADS: A personal journey through the depression years and WWII by Winifred Franklin

‘Crossroads’ is an up close and personal true story of Winifred’s life. It takes you through her amazing experiences of growing up in England; with various accounts of her life in early childhood and her youthful romance; as well as the hardships endure by the many struggling families during the depression years and World War 2. The subsequent effects had a substantial impact not only on her life but on the people all around her. This book is set to become a 20th Century sensation, for not only is it a literary gem, but it also has great historical value for those interested in what life was like for a struggling family living in Britain during the 1930’s and 1940’s. It would certainly make for a great mini-series for its depiction of the various characters created from that era.

Author: Winifred Franklin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews