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Garcia, Paul Michael

Overview
Works: 213 works in 1,422 publications in 1 language and 19,372 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Juvenile works  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Political fiction  Football stories  Anecdotes  Short stories, American  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3566.A4554, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Michael Garcia
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 594 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( )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 437 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( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 379 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( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 359 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 by James Sallis( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 357 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( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 327 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 )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 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 brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker
I am potential : eight lessons on living, loving, and reaching your dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 308 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( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 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"--Container
Psycho by Robert Bloch( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman on the run has the misfortune to stop at the motel operated by Norman Bates
Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy by Donald B Kraybill( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 293 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
The lost dogs : Michael Vick's dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption by Jim Gorant( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 270 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
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living by Marguerite Gavin( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 269 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 tin drum by Günter Grass( )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 264 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
Blessed unrest : [how the largest movement in the world came into being, and why no one saw it coming] by Paul Hawken( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blessed Unrest tells the story of a worldwide movement that is largely unseen by politicians or the media. Hawken, an environmentalist and author, has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofit organizations to single-person causes, these organizations collectively comprise the largest movement on earth. This is a movement that has no name, leader, or location but is in every city, town, and culture. It is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of people's unstoppable need to re-imagine their relationship to the environment and to one another. Blessed Unrest will inspire, surprise, and delight anyone who is worried about the direction the modern world is headed
The numerati by Stephen Baker( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Numerati" shows how a powerful new endeavor--the mathematical modeling of humanity--stands to transform everyone's daily life
Invisible monsters remix by Chuck Palahniuk( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 243 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
Driven by James Sallis( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years have passed. Driver has left the old life, become Paul West, and founded a successful business back in Phoenix. Walking down the street one day, he and his fiancee are attacked by two men, and while Driver dispatches both, his fiancee is killed
 
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Tweak : growing up on methamphetamines
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Tweak : growing up on methamphetaminesThe shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brainsThe illustrated manLeverageDriveYouth 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
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English (322)