Fairy Tale Success

Author: Adrienne Arieff
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440575177
Size: 46.48 MB
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Offers advice and information for starting a business while sharing the success stories of women entrepreneurs, providing exercises, sample budgets, and marketing strategies.

The Artist S Guide To Success In The Music Business

Author: Loren Weisman
Publisher: Loren Weisman
ISBN: 1935359339
Size: 65.38 MB
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The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business is a detailed analysis of the information that all musicians should understand in order to achieve a realistic, sustainable, and successful career in music.

Life Is Not A Fairy Tale

Author: Fantasia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416531866
Size: 79.17 MB
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FANTASIA tells of her astonishing rise from hopeless high school dropout to American Idol superstar in the inspirational New York Times bestseller Life Is Not a Fairy Tale In one moment, with one tearful performance of "Summertime," the nineteen-year-old Fantasia captured the hearts -- and the votes -- of millions of American Idol fans. Her powerful voice and independent style made her an overnight national sensation. But life wasn't always sensational for Fantasia. At the age of seventeen, despite the promise of her extraordinary voice, Fantasia was in danger of becoming just another sad statistic: an uneducated, unmarried teenage mother living in the projects. But Fantasia had been raised by two strong, influential women: Both her grandmother and mother are preachers, and she was raised with an unshakable faith. In Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, Fantasia speaks -- with a spirit as strong as her voice -- about what it takes to believe in the power of one's self. She turns all that she's learned into uplifting life lessons, including: • Recognize your gift • You made your bed, now lie in it • Give props where props are due • Like mother, like daughter • It ain't about the bling Fantasia keeps it real with her sassy, self-confident style and down-to-earth advice, making readers laugh and cry with her. Life Is Not a Fairy Tale is more than just a celebrity success story. It's a book of revelations that will inspire all readers to reach for their greatest potential.

Formulas For Cultural Success

Author: Megan Cross
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In 1697, Charles Perrault published a volume of seven fairy tales, which continue to be widely read in the present day: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper" "Puss in Boots," "Bluebeard," "Riquet and the Tuft," "The Fairy," and "The Little Thumbling." What did early Americans make of these fairy tales? Beginning in the late eighteenth century, American presses began publishing American editions of these fairy tales, indicating their cross-cultural appeal. In my close reading and analysis of the American versions against the French originals, I pay special attention to the behavioral prescriptions and moral ideals embedded in these stories. I argue that by publishing these tales without changes, Americans accepted and endorsed European cultural norms and assumptions. This suggests that, despite political rhetoric about the United States creating itself anew, many American agreed with the formulas for cultural success as expressed in Charles Perrault's original French fairy tales. Further, the cultural binaries not only were adopted by Americans without change, but these values clearly illuminate characteristics of American exceptionalism that was so important to early Americans during the revolutionary era. Historical scholarship has largely ignored the significance of using fairy tales to analyze culture. Scholars of early modern literature focus primarily on the psychological interpretations of each tale. While a number of scholars have compared French and German fairy tales, none have compared French fairy tales to their American versions, and none have studied these seven tales in their comparative historical contexts. I have identified four binaries which run through the tales and provide a formula for cultural success: beauty and ugliness; obedience and disobedience; knowledge and ignorance; goodness and wickedness. Further, I am examining each tale in the context of another language, culture, and historical era. I have found that the exportation and translation of the fairy tale did not change the basic narrative or the embedded prescriptions and ideals. The publication of these fairy tales show that Americans absorbed the cultural binaries and prescriptions that were embedded within the tales. Thus, from reading these tales, I argue that early Americans praised the traits of beauty, obedience to a benevolent authority (and disobedience to tyranny), intelligence, and goodness and therefore were hoping to pass these traits onto their younger generations.

When Fairy Tale Romances Break Real Hearts

Author: Kimberley Heart
Publisher: H J Kramer
ISBN: 9780915811397
Size: 54.58 MB
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A noted psychotherapist's proven methods for creating loving, functional and sustainable relationships. To help readers implement real and lasting change, Heart presents a series of powerful, original exercises which address themes such as the change process, forgiveness, loneliness, intimacy, sexuality, and more.

Fairy Tale And Film

Author: S. Short
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137020172
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Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres – including rom coms, crime films and horror – and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring.