Best Books List: Memoir and Autobiography

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Making that Best Books List for Comedy a few weeks back really made me wonder why I didn’t include comedy on my Best Books List. Then I wondered why I didn’t include memoir, history, travel, nonfiction, food, journalism, graphic novels, YA, and literary. Besides (already included) philosophy and religion, these are all things I love to read. But I like to read the best of them. There is a lot of overlap on these lists, and they tend to be a but myopic; perhaps in the future I’ll have to add a best of indie or best of self-published. Until then, I am going to do a series on more best books list, by subject.

And no, I didn’t come up with these. I just put them together by comparing best books genre lists from the more reliable sources I could find. In no particular order, this week, it’s…

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Services for Hire

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Duly noted

Originally posted on the starving artist:

This is an unconventional post. I’m not going to do a book review, a best books list, or even blab on and on about some fascinating aspect of writing or artisanal publishing. I am going to do something I do only once in a long while, and that is craft a post around an announcement. Usually, it means one of my books has just come out or is about to. This time, it means I am in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign (and if you didn’t know that, you haven’t visited in awhile). SEE HERE for Owl and Zebra Press: Three Novels, Six Months.

So here’s the pitch: I need publicity. I need my friends and followers to share with their friends and followers. Therefore, I am willing to reciprocate with other bloggers and website hosts for those things. I can guest blog, interview, offer a give away, or…

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World Crowdfunding Council (WCC) Meeting Scheduled For October 23rd In Las Vegas

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Unique indeed

Originally posted on crowdUNIQUE With BitNews:

The main objective of the first WCC meeting is for the world leaders to share the successes and failures that they have experienced while getting Crowdfunding off the ground in their respective countries. The primary goal is to exchange ideas so that the participating countries can accelerate the growth of crowd fundings in their respective countries.

The Worldwide Crowdfunding Council (WCC) is scheduled to hold its initial meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1:00PM to 2:15PM.BU complete card - 2014 - final It will be held in Las Vegas during the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 23rd and end on Saturday October 25th.

The meeting will be conducted in a town hall meeting format. It will be attended by global Crowdfunding leaders from the Continents of Asia, Australia, South America, North America and Europe. Attendees from the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp will…

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Christian college to offer free education to victims of sex trafficking

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Not a bad idea!

Originally posted on set your paths straight:

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Published October 21, 2014

A California Christian college is giving victims of sex trafficking the chance to get a free college education. 

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Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

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Useful details…

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s note: Sandeep Sood is founder of Oakland, Calif.-based Monsoon+RainFactory, a product house that conceptualizes, designs, develops and markets mobile and web applications.

Ever been to Indiegogo? Kickstarter? Spend any cash? What’d you leave with? Why does anyone buy a product that doesn’t exist yet…and may never exist? On the surface, crowdfunding seems to defy logic. Economists find the phenomenon of crowdfunding startling. If you think like an economist, crowdfunding shouldn’t work. But it does. And those who understand why it works are able to get results every time.

Why Does Crowdfunding Work?

There’s no amount of economic acrobatics or consumer rationalization that can explain it. That doesn’t mean there’s no explanation. I’ve seen it work first-hand a dozen times — predictably. The explanations move you beyond logic into behavioral psychology.You need to understand how crowdfunding works because it has become a driving force for everything from hardware products…

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Magic Johnson Asks Gay Community to Take Care of His Son

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A word to the wise

Originally posted on The Attractor:

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The basketball legend discussed HIV and his gay son with Anderson CooperMore than two decades after contracting HIV, the basketball legend-turned-activist sat down with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s AC360 last week for a candid interview to address HIV, homosexuality in the African-American community, his gay son EJ, and the double-edge sword that has become his legacy.

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Why the ‘Average ‘ Jamaican Man is So Afraid of Gays

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Since the start of the ‘Gay Agenda’ the persons in our society that are most vocal and usually violent towards homosexuals are in fact Jamaican men. For the typical open minded individual, this hatred may often be misunderstood. Now, you don’t have to love gays or even agree with their lifestyle, however, the idea that they too are people who deserve equal rights is not that hard to accept… unless you’re the average Jamaican man.

But wait, what does this have to do with anything?

Let me define the average Jamaican man. He is strongly influenced from an early age by religion and subjected to non compassionate heteronormative prototypes and male figures. For the Jamaican man exposed to higher learning education opportunities, it is unfortunate to see how this did not open the mind to critical thinking and acceptance. The average Jamaican man is the one who blames the drought on homosexuals…

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