BTRIPP Books - 2014

BTRIPP Books - 2014

by Brendan Tripp


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Book reviews written in 2014 by Brendan Tripp.

Titles covered in this volume are:

Everyday Book Marketing

Midge Raymond

Why the World Doesn't Seem to Make Sense

Steve Hagen


Bob Brier

Highly Recommended

Paul M. Rand

Quick and Nimble

Adam Bryant

Maximize Your Social

Neal Schaffer

Essence of the Dhammapada

Eknath Easwaran

Losing Our Religion

S.E. Cupp

Present at the Creation

Amir D. Aczel

One Simple Idea

Mitch Horowitz

The Demon Under the Microscope

Thomas Hager

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Chris Brogan

Spin Sucks

Gini Dietrich

Biodiesel America

Josh Tickell

How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

Neil Smith

The Icarus Deception

Seth Godin

Free Money "They" Don't Want You to Know About

Kevin Trudeau

Likeable Social Media

Dave Kerpen

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

The Pirates' Code Guidelines

Joshamee Gibbs

Creativity, Inc.

Ed Catmull

Conscious Millionaire

J.V. Crum, III

Before the First Shots Are Fired

General Tony Zinni

The Conscious Universe

Dean Radin

Unleashing the Ideavirus

Seth Godin

Startup Mixology

Frank Gruber

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Jennifer 8. Lee


John Pollack


Chris Anderson

The Social Employee

Cheryl & Mark Burgess


Jim Davies

Border Insecurity

Sylvia Longmire


Scott Stratten

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

Shama Hyder Kabani

The Ancestral Mind

Dr. Gregg Jacobs

Impromptu Man

Jonathan D. Moreno

The Foremost Good Fortune

Susan Conley

Small Is the New Big

Seth Godin

The Nature of Reality

Aingeal Rose O'Grady

Spontaneous Happiness

Andrew Weil

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573534147
Publisher: Eschaton Books
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(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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