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Wakefield, Dan

Overview
Works: 93 works in 314 publications in 7 languages and 13,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  History  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, win, Interviewee, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3573.A413, 813.54
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Kurt Vonnegut : letters by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of personal correspondence written over a sixty-year period offers insight into the iconic American author's literary personality, his experiences as a German POW, his struggles with fame, and the inspirations for his famous books
Going all the way by Dan Wakefield( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends come of age in Indianapolis at the close of the Korean War
Under the apple tree : a novel by Dan Wakefield( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artie is ten years old at the time of Pearl Harbor. He throws himself into the Home Front's War Effort while his brother joins the Marines and goes off to the South Pacific. Artie watches not only the war but the love affair of his hero brother and "the girl he left behind." Artie's own innocence, like that of a whole nation, is finally lost when he tries to understand and actively cope with the realities of love and death, betrayal and trust, as they are played out in the lives of those nearest and dearest to him
Expect a miracle : the miraculous things that happen to ordinary people by Dan Wakefield( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracles do happen, and they happen every day. Life's miraculous possibilities can see the every day miracles we all encounter
Starting over by Dan Wakefield( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and woman who are both divorced become friends and grow to depend on each other for their personal survival
Island in the city : the world of Spanish Harlem by Dan Wakefield( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home free : a novel by Dan Wakefield( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slacker hero embarks on a rollicking cross-country journey of love-ins and acid trips in this rich portrait of the 1960s When his foxy professor/girlfriend kicks him out of her apartment, perennial college student Gene Barrett sets off on a road trip in search of a place he can call home. He ventures from Boston to Maine to Iowa City, ultimately making his way to the?last resort? of California{u2019}s Venice Beach. Experimenting with LSD, hash, and heroin, and encountering rock stars, draft dodgers, and natural food store proprietors living off the land, Gene zigzags through a cross-section of 1960s American counterculture. More than a freewheeling jaunt through the sixties, though, Home Free sheds light on the universal desire for love and belonging. Amidst the haze of drugs and free-loving hippies, Gene is forced to look inward and face his deeply human flaws{u2014}because eventually, his life will depend on it. With national bestselling author Dan Wakefield{u2019}s trademark fusion of gritty, journalistic prose and richly evocative language, Gene{u2019}s story is an engaging, somber meditation on self-awareness, responsibility, and growing up
Selling out : a novel by Dan Wakefield( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhaal over een jongeman, die alles in het leven bezit wat hem gelukkig zou moeten maken en zich toch stierlijk verveelt
All her children by Dan Wakefield( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If this isn't nice, what is? : advice to the young : the graduation speeches by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chiefly consists of selected graduation speeches given by Vonnegut at various educational institutions"--
The hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate by Dan Wakefield( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity in America has become almost synonymous with right-wing fanaticism, conservative politics, and - courtesy of Mel Gibson - a brutally sadistic version of the religious experience. Millions of devout Christians, like Dan Wakefield, are appalled by this distortion of their faith, which only three decades ago stood for peace, equality, healing, and compassion for society's outcasts - the issues that made up the ministry of Jesus." "How did it come to pass that the Jesus who preached the Sermon on the Mount has in effect been hijacked by right-wingers and the Republican Party? Dan Wakefield travels across America in search of answers, meeting evangelical Christians, visiting the new mega-churches, finding "a cultish kind of Christianity as dangerous as it is distorted," showing how right wingers supported by wealthy foundations are using "wedge issues"--Homosexuality and abortion - to destroy the fabric of traditional mainline Protestantism."--Jacket
Creating from the spirit : living each day as a creative act by Dan Wakefield( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on examples from religion, philosophy, and literature, and exercises such as journaling and right-brain drawing, Creating from the Spirit teaches us that the key to creation is clarity of body, mind, and spirit. This book challenges the "dangerous nirvanas" of drug and alcohol as false agents of inspiration, examines the stereotype of tortured artists like Dylan Thomas, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson Pollock, and Kurt Cobain, and contrasts them with portraits of fulfilled and healthy creators, such as Toni Morrison, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Michael Jordan, and Hildegarde of Bingen. Creating from the Spirit guides us into the art of "emptying" ourselves of the incessant chatter that deadens both senses and soul. It teaches us the wisdom of "filling up" by accessing our natural perceptions and hidden creative resources. This cycle is brilliantly expressed in the lives and words of twenty "creators of the spirit" - from artists and writers to scientists and athletes, to CEOs and chefs - who have learned to embrace each moment as a creative act
The addict by Dan Wakefield( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolt in the South by Dan Wakefield( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of your life : writing a spiritual autobiography by Dan Wakefield( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journalist/novelist shows us how to write about and share our most meaningful life experiences and in doing so to see our lives in a new light. Includes writing exercises and examples of stories composed by people who participated in spiritual autobiography workshops he has led"--Provided by publisher
Spiritually incorrect : finding God in all the wrong places by Dan Wakefield( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the many different ways Americans search for spiritual fulfillment and discusses how people can find their own path for a rewarding spiritual life
Island in the City : Puerto Ricans in New York by Dan Wakefield( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expect a miracle by Dan Wakefield( Recording )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording deals with miracles that have touched the lives of ordinary people around the world
If this isn't nice, what is? : the graduation speeches and other words to live by by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like his literary ancestor Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut's crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted."--A.O. Scott in The New York Times Book ReviewMaster storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation.This expanded second edition includes more than sixty pages of further thoughts from Kurt (whose good advice wasn't limited to graduation speeches).As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony"--marking the passage from student to full-time adult.This book makes the perfect gift for people on the precipice of change/growth--from high school students to college graduates--or for anyone who will appreciate Vonnegut's playful, profound wisdom
 
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Expect a miracle : the miraculous things that happen to ordinary people
Alternative Names
Dan Wakefield American writer

Dan Wakefield Amerikaans schrijver

Дэн Уэйкфилд

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Under the apple tree : a novelExpect a miracle : the miraculous things that happen to ordinary peopleThe hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hateCreating from the spirit : living each day as a creative actThe story of your life : writing a spiritual autobiographySpiritually incorrect : finding God in all the wrong placesExpect a miracle