If You Don't Outdie Me

The Legacy of Brown County

If You Don't Outdie Me

In the 1920s, drawn by spectacular vistas and colorful fall foliage, photojournalist Frank Hohenberger (1876-1962) traveled to the hills of Brown County. Once there, he found more to photograph than just a picturesque landscape and he set out to record the lives of the people who lived among the hills. If You Don't Outdie Me is a brilliantly revealing volume about Hohenberger's encounter with the people of Brown County. Rather than a society of amusing and peaceful rustics, Hohenberger discovered that there were "tragedies in the valleys" and rancorous complexities that belied sentimental notions about small town life. Reproduced here are Hohenberger's incomparable photographs, not only the carefully crafted "art prints," but also the casual snapshots that show him to have been one of the pioneers of ethnographic photography. The book includes Hohenberger's previously unpublished diary notes, which record the humor, gossip, legends, oral history, figures of speech, and proverbs of the Brown County folk, as well as his astute and unguarded observations.

Lessons from Empowering Leaders

Real Life Stories to Inspire Your Organization Toward Greater Success

Lessons from Empowering Leaders

Sharing stories and communicating openly are critical tools to promote the growth of individuals, resulting in organizational success as a whole. The stories and lessons contained within this work can benefit any type and size organization.

Bean Blossom

The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals

Bean Blossom

Bean Blossom, Indiana is home to the annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, founded in 1967 by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. Here, Adler discusses the development of bluegrass music, the many personalities involved in the bluegrass music scene, the interplay of local, regional, and national interests, and more.

Bad Jobs & Bullshit

Bad Jobs & Bullshit

We have no clout whatsoever. We donOt work for a publishing house, weOre not hiding a printing press in a basement, and we arenOt part of whatever mythical body of old white men drinking scotch in a shadowed library determines the literary canon. WeOre just people who have worked a lot of bad jobs, and put up with a lot of bullshit, and decided we wanted to hear about how that same phenomenon happened to others. If youOre reading this, itOs because you want to hear about that too. We think youOll find the mix of essays, short stories, and poems in this collection speak to common experiences and make you feel less alone in your struggle against the grinding machine of entropy."

Swimming with Frogs

Life in the Brown County Hills

Swimming with Frogs

"As they settle into the place, the passing of each day offers up simple truths as Ruth Ann and her husband repair the cabin, learn the contour and texture of the land, and become ever more mindful of the animals and plants that share their living space. As the couple learns to walk in step with nature, they discover a depth and richness to life that has previously evaded them. In the hills of Brown County, Indiana, the author finds a fullness of life that survives even loss." "Swimming with Frogs will appeal to naturalists of all stripes, fans of contemplative writing, and Brown County residents and visitors."--Jacket.

The Lotus Dickey Songbook

The Lotus Dickey Songbook

The Paoli, Indiana, bluegrass musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989) is world renowned for his singing, songwriting, and fiddling. Dickey's unfulfilled desire to publish a book of his songs became a reality when a group of good friends and fellow musicians compiled the first edition of this book after his death. By the 1980s, when his artistry was at its peak, Dickey's active repertoire was very close to what is represented here--more than 100 country and folk songs, both Dickey originals and some of his favorite traditional tunes. The spirit of sharing, so deep a part of Lotus Dickey's personal philosophy, inspired this songbook. Long out of print, the new volume improves on the original with a CD in place of cassette tapes.

Frank M. Hohenberger's Indiana Photographs

Frank M. Hohenberger's Indiana Photographs

The first retrospective collection of the pioneering work of Frank M. Hohenberger, photographer laureate of Indiana in the first half of the twentieth century. More than 120 photos represent the magnificent career of a pioneer in American photography and provide a fascinating record of life in Indiana over almost 50 years.

Mama Leone

Mama Leone

Written in the shadow of the Yugoslav wars, yet never eclipsed by them, Mama Leone is a delightful cycle of interconnected stories by one of Central Europe’s most dazzling contemporary storytellers. Miljenko Jergovic leads us from a bittersweet world of precocious childhood wonder and hilarious invention, where the seduction of a well-told lie is worth more than a thousand prosaic truths, out into fractured worlds bleary-eyed from the unmagnificence of growing up. Yet for every familial betrayal and diminished expectation, every love and home(land) irretrievably lost, every terror and worst fear realized, Jergovic’s characters never surrender the promise of redemption being but a lone kiss or winning bingo card away. As readers we wander the book’s rhapsodic literary rooms, and as a myriad of unforgettable human voices call out to us, startled, across oceans and continents, we recognize them as our own.

Magic

Magic

“One of those can’t-put-it-down-until-the-last-page-is-turned monsters that has readers all over the country missing sleep.”—Minneapolis Tribune Corky is a brilliant entertainer with a bright future ahead of him. He has good looks, many women, and enormous talent. He also has a secret that must be kept hidden from the public at all costs—and an unshakable belief that the dark forces of magic are out to destroy him.

Path to Mastership

Path to Mastership

John-Roger shares wisdom on how to attain true mastership and offers eleven keys to moving one's life towards greater self-realization and spiritual enlightenment. Also included are ways to recognize true mastership in spiritual teachers and see the inner path that awakens the God source in everyone.