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Garcia, Paul Michael

Overview
Works: 158 works in 962 publications in 1 language and 17,950 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Political fiction  Anecdotes  Football stories  Suspense fiction  Short stories, American  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3566.A4554, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Michael Garcia
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Number one best selling author Chuck Palahniuk presents Pygmy, a comedic and satirical take on American xenophobia. As part of a massive terrorist plot, a handful of young adults head to the Midwestern United States disguised as foreign exchange students. Palahniuk focuses on one of the young terrorists, Pygmy, who chronicles his time in the American Midwest as he and others plan a horrific, spiteful act
Tweak : growing up on methamphetamines by Nic Sheff( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery
Monkey mind : a memoir of anxiety by Daniel B Smith( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the insightful narrative tradition of Oliver Sacks,?Monkey Mind?is an uplifting,?smart, and very funny memoir of?life with anxiety?America's most common psychological complaint. We all think we know what being anxious feels like?it is the instinct that made us run from wolves in the prehistoric age and pushes us to perform in the modern one?but for forty million American adults, anxiety is an insidious condition that defines daily life. Yet no popular memoir has been written about that experience until now. Aaron Beck, the most influential doctor in modern psychotherapy, says that "Monkey Mind?does for anxiety what William Styron's?Darkness Visible?did for depression." In?Monkey Mind, Daniel Smith brilliantly articulates what it is like to live with anxiety, defanging the disease with humor, traveling through its demonic layers, evocatively expressing both its painful internal coherence and its absurdities. He also draws on its most storied sufferers to trace anxiety's intellectual history and its influence on our time. Here, finally, comes relief and recognition to millions of people who have wanted someone to put into words what they and their loved ones feel
The shallows : [what the Internet is doing to our brains] by Nicholas G Carr( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence
The illustrated man by Ray Bradbury( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body
Leverage by Joshua Cohen( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny
Drive : original motion picture soundtrack by James Sallis( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that's all, until a heist goes sour and a contract is put on his head
Youth in revolt : the journals of Nick Twisp by C. D Payne( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Nick Twisp of California, revolting against all the bugaboos of adolescence, from parents to "the gulag of public schools." The novel details the capers Twisp embarks on to impress a girl with whom he hopes to score
Black Dahlia & White rose : stories by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the title story, which maps the friendship between two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles - Elizabeth Short, known as the 'Black Dahlia, ' victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe, to the tale of the wife of a well-to-do businessman who is ravished by, and elopes with, a lover who is a hyena, these stories explore the commingling of sexual love and violence and the tumult of family life
I am potential : eight lessons on living, loving, and reaching your dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Henry Hughes, born without eyes and physically disabled due to a rare genetic disorder, relates how he overcame many obstacles, focused on his musical talents, and became a nationally recognized pianist and singer by the age of nineteen
The mystic arts of erasing all signs of death by Charlie Huston( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Webster Fillmore Goodhouse has found temporary work as one of the mop-up crew for the Los Angeles County crime division. When the daughter of a recent Malibu suicide victim asks for his help cleaning up after her brother has gotten into a little trouble, every cell in Web's brain is telling him to turn her down. But she's very attractive, and before he knows it, he is well on his way to getting his face kicked in, facing down some gun-toting L.A. cowboys, and hanging on for dear life"--Compact disc container
Psycho by Robert Bloch( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman on the run has the misfortune to stop at the motel operated by Norman Bates
The lost dogs : Michael Vick's dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption by Jim Gorant( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dogfighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on Gorant's Sports Illustrated cover story, The Lost Dogs traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, who were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly one million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In The Lost Dogs, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs. Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves, unleashing priceless hope
Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy by Donald B Kraybill( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to this senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness. Outsiders often hold a stereotypical view of the Amish as a stubbornly backwards people-a view rooted In the picturesque images of buggies, beards, and bonnets. But there is a much more to know about the Amish as a people, as we discovered after the Nickel Mines incident. The community's collective and radical act of forgiveness-the loving and compassionate response to the shooter and his family-gives us insights into who the Amish are and how they live their faith. Amish Grace explores the many questions the story raises about the religious beliefs that led the Amish to forgive so quickly. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living by Dan (EDT)/ Miller, Terry (EDT)/ Garcia, Paul Michael (NRT)/ Gavin, Marguerite (NRT) Savage( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years
The numerati by Stephen Baker( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, nearly all of our movements are electronically or digitally recorded. By swiping a credit card, surfing the web or watching television, we create mathematical representations of our social movements. Stephen Baker describes these mathematical representations and exposes the manner in which they are used by corporations, politicians, and countless other entities to influence the choices we make, things we buy, media we are exposed to, and even who we vote for
The tin drum by Günter Grass( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Oskar Matzerath, a dwarfish hunchback detained in a mental hospital, convicted of a murder he did not commit. On the day of his third birthday, Oskar received his first tin drum, and from then on it was his means of expression, allowing him to draw forth memories from his eccentric past as well as judgments about the horrors he observed through the long nightmare of the Nazi era
Invisible monsters remix by Chuck Palahniuk( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expanded, radically refashioned "director's cut" of a favorite Palahniuk novel Injected with new material, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk's original vision for his 1999 novel, moving a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry even further into a wildly unique listening experience. Palahniuk's fashion-model protagonist has it all-boyfriend, career, loyal best friend-until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, queen supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book's characters. Listeners will jump between chapters and have a second listen to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, taking them on a ride they'll never forget
Jepp, who defied the stars by Katherine Marsh( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny
Occult America : [the secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation] by Mitch Horowitz( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the meaning of the symbols on the one-dollar bill to the origins of the Ouija board, "Occult America" briskly sweeps from the nation's earliest days of mystical and esoteric movements to the birth of the New Age era, tracing the many people and episodes that continue to exert such a powerful pull on the public today
 
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Tweak : growing up on methamphetaminesThe shallows : [what the Internet is doing to our brains]The illustrated manLeverageDrive : original motion picture soundtrackYouth in revolt : the journals of Nick TwispI am potential : eight lessons on living, loving, and reaching your dreamsThe mystic arts of erasing all signs of death