BTRIPP Books - 2010

BTRIPP Books - 2010

by Brendan Tripp


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Book reviews written in 2010 by Brendan Tripp.

Titles covered in this volume are:

The Five-Minute Miracle

Tara Springett

Peace Kills

P.J. O'Rourke

Entangled Minds

Dean Radin

How to Self-Destruct

Jason Seiden

The Union of Their Dreams

Miriam Pawel

How to Thrive in Changing Times

Sandra Ingerman

A Chicago Tavern

Rick Kogan

Me 2.0

Dan Schawbel

1001 Things It Means to Be a Boomer Now

Harry H. Harrison Jr.

Crush It!

Gary Vaynerchuk


Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Songs of Milarepa


Trust Agents

Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

The Last Three Minutes

Paul Davies


Edward M. Hallowell M.D.

Get Seen

Steve Garfield

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

Peter Kingsley

Social Media 101

Chris Brogan

Viral Loop

Adam L. Penenberg


Annabelle Gurwitch


Sir Thomas More

The Writer's Voice

A. Alvarez

Ethical Ambition

Derrick Bell

Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door

Harvey Mackay


Brian Fagan

Social Media Metrics

Jim Sterne

On Guerrilla Warfare

Mao Tse-tung

Get The Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring

Ford R. Myers

The 4-Hour Workweek

Timothy Ferriss

10 Make-or-Break Career Moments

Casey Hawley

The Roman Empire

Dr. Ray Laurence

Ancient Greece

Eric Chaline

Ancient Egypt

Charlotte Booth

Effective Immediately

Emily Bennington & Skip Lineberg

The Next Wave of Technologies

Phil Simon

Permission Marketing

Seth Godin

Riding Toward Everywhere

William T. Vollmann


Shel Israel

The Magic of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz


Paul Halpern

The Maya

Michael D. Coe


Joel Comm

Cash In A Flash

Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen


Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D

Careers For Your Cat

Ann Dziemianowicz & Ann Boyajian

What Your Body Says

Sharon Sayler


Dawn F. Rooney

What Bothers Me Most about Christianity

Ed Gungor


Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson & Mike Rohde

Glenn Beck's Common Sense

Glenn Beck

On Seeing

F. Gonzalez-Crussi

The Art of Business Seduction

Mark Jeffries

Mutant Message Down Under

Marlo Morgan

Well Connected

Gordon S. Curtis

Free Prize Inside

Seth Godin

The Secret of Shambhala

James Redfield


Ronald K. Siegel

No One Left To Lie To

Christopher Hitchens

The Twitter Job Search Guide

Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, & Deb Dib

Snake and Other Poems

D.H. Lawrence

The Grand Design

Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow


Scott Stratten

Vitamin Q

Roddy Lumsden

The Dragonfly Effect

Jennifer Aaker, Andy Smith & Carlye Adler

A World Without Islam

Graham E. Fuller

The Illustrated Timeline of Religion

Laura S. Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573534109
Publisher: Eschaton Books
Publication date: 05/27/2016
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Brendan Tripp began writing poetry in high school, continued into college, and expanded his writing in his years as a P.R. Executive and Publisher. He eventually settled into a pattern of writing 250 poems per year, and continued doing so for a dozen or so years in the 80's and 90's. Every year he'd produce a comb-bound collection of all of that year's output, and this new series of releases is replicating those collections, but in perfect-bound paperback editions. His better-known chapbooks were put out every couple of years, and were essentially "best of" collections featuring 10% of the 500 poems composed during a particular 2-year span. Eventually these will likely be pulled together into one volume and re-issued here as well.

Brendan has been very active on-line from the very early years of the Web, and has published a good deal of his poetry on his blog, which he began in 2000. This, from time to time, included reading audios of various poems. Due to the large number of pieces involved, this has never been been systematically addressed, but that is an element that is being considered for future development, possibly through a Blog Talk Radio channel, or via YouTube videos.

As is evident from even a cursory reading of Tripp's poetry, most of this is dark, brooding, anguished, and fraught with despair. Eventually the process of giving these sorts of inner states a physical form began to take a toll, creating something of a neuro-linguistic feedback loop of increasing morbidity, and around 2004 he took the dramatic step of no longer writing poetry on a regular basis.

After having composed so much for so long, this came as quite a shock to Tripp's system, and the various publishing projects that he had in the works (including a web site with three decades' worth of poems) fell by the wayside. It was only in the past year, following his being hired to consult on a book project, that the idea of using one of the now easily-accessible on-demand publishing services (Amazon's "Create Space") came up, and he has begun the major process of developing new editions of these annual collections.

While Brendan Tripp has no plans to resume writing poetry, he is quite interested in getting his "life's work" out there, both in print, and eventually in e-books and other media. Tripp lives in Chicago where he is a consulting Marketing Communications pro, and freelance writer. He can be found all over the Internet as "BTRIPP" (except for where he's not).

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