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Language is the common thread that binds us as a civilization, but how do we communicate when that thread is of a different color?  Interpreter Nataly Kelly and translator Jost Zetzsche, in their book Föund in TřansḸatiøn: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World, take the reader into a world that we rarely notice. Communication is important in so many ways and we seldom realize how words shape our perception of the world.

The authors blend a mix of facts, case studies, and anecdotal examples to get an insider’s view of how translation spreads culture, fuels global economies, prevents wars, and many other essential uses.

The overall theme of the book is that translation is very complex and pushes for a higher appreciation of this profession. Regardless of what part of the world you reside, there are a multiple variety of languages spoken.  I was surprised by how much of my life is benefited by translations.  This affects our world and beyond to the annals of space.

To learn more about the authors visit:

Jost Zetzsche www.internationalwriters.com/toolkit Twitter@jeromobot

Nataly Kelly – www.interprenaut.com twitter @natalykelly

Book facts:

Föund in TřansḸatiøn: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche

2012 A Perigee Book 272

ISBN: 978-0-399-53797-4

www.Penguin.com

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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