- Rebuilding Blocks: How the Game of Kubb Put My Life Back Together — Garrick van Buren
- The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer: Rediscovered Recipes for Classic Brews Dating from 1800 to 1965 — Ronald Pattinson
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are — Bréne Brown Ph.D.
- Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America’s Foremost Creativity Coach — Eric Maisel Ph.D.
- Choose Yourself! — James Altucher
- American Sour Beers — Michael Tonnesmeier
- The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life — Twyla Tharp
- Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America’s Top Brewmasters — Michael Agnew
- Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste — Bea Johnson
- Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control — Pavel Somov Ph.D.
It’s a new year, with a new president. An ideal time to clear the ground for a new America.
From the unpublished First Crack archives, I bring you a conversation I recorded in July 2007 with Minneapolis novelist, Patricia Crumbie on her then – yet to be published – young adult novel, Where People Like Us Live.
As you can tell from the links above, her book is now available.
In our conversation, we cover the book itself – a pretty tough topic that makes me uncomfortable, and how a course at the Loft Literary Center helped her change and polish the book to help it find a publisher.