Coming Up…

Print book enthusiasts… All titles should be available as paperbacks soon, after a little reformatting and adjusting to Amazon’s new process.  Please check back for “cleaner” copies of Classroom Strategies for the Subversive English Teacher, Avanti America, etc. Meanwhile, enjoy excerpts from works you may not have seen on our …

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Comic Book About a Rest Home?

World’s first comic book for oldsters At long last—a comic book (dare we say, “graphic novel”?) for old folks! [Yet, it’s dystopian enough for hipsters.] The world of end-of-life is not for the faint of heart, delicate of constitution, or weak of stomach—unless there is someone there to clean it …

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Classroom Strategies

Open the windows and let some fresh air into your classroom! Classroom Strategies for the Subversive English Teacher offers practical support, teaching strategies, and non-conformist survival skills for an increasingly bureaucratic profession. Not a teacher? Subversive English Teacher (S.E.T.) is also chock full of wit, wisdom, and life lessons.  It …

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ELC Ephemera

As we find interesting nuggets in the archives, we will digitize and make them available.  First entries are from early in Mr. Conrotto’s teaching career:  material on how to give a speech, and a summer school project’s report on student communications.  Former students may find them amusing.   [Anyone interested …

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Avanti America

  36 Tales of the Piemontese in a Small California Farming Paradise Piemonte means “foothill”—at the foot of the mountains, in this case the Alps in northwest Italy, originally inhabited by Celtic-Ligurian tribes whose capital was destroyed by Hannibal.  I once asked my father if he would be interested in …

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MORE Culture…

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The Memoirs of Caesar Honore

August 1849. A young Bostonian’s fate is sealed less than two hours after he lands in San Francisco. Judge Hyrum Milton has a “curious enterprise” for the newly-minted parolee: disassemble the beautiful red-and-yellow-lacquered made-in-China Vista Del Mar bawdy house in Monterey (where the California Constitutional Convention is taking place) and …

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Miwok Means People

Miwok Means People, out of print since the 1970s, has been reprinted—and is also available as an eBook!   Ebook format available through Amazon and NOOK. Printed book available via Amazon here.   From the original dust jacket: “The Miwok people were one of many tribes who lived in California for …

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A Day with the Ant-People

Strange goings-on—the sun alters its course, the narrator’s dead wife appears and reappears, the house has separate rooms for everything—including junk mail—and a rock-throwing “war” against the railroad-tie Ant-People thieves. This surrealistic tale will test your allegorical skills and tickle your sense of the absurd.