Brand new, updated for 2014! First Books, publisher of the bestselling Newcomer's Handbook® relocation series, is excited to announce publication of the sixth edition of the Newcomer's Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Los Angeles: Including Santa Monica, Pasadena, Orange County, and the San Fernando Valley.This 398-page volume will quickly orient newcomers to the history, culture, and lifestyle of the Southland. Highlights include: • Local Quirks & Lingo, in the Introduction, offers essentials for living here; unsurprisingly, many points are related to driving and parking. How does a “red flag day” alert affect parking? Does “going over the hill” have something to do with unavailability of plastic surgery? • Each community section in the Neighborhoods chapter now features a photo sample of local housing in the area. Get an idea of what to expect before exploring neighborhoods for yourself.• A new section of Helpful Apps has been added to the Getting Settled chapter, offering even more ways to get connected in the area.
Guide for newcomers/immigrants relocating to the United States. Helps newcomers explore and adjust to the USA. Includes consumer basics, communicating, navigating health care, legal, and educational systems, finding a place to live, understanding US holidays, sports, and customs, and much more.
Extensively revised for 2007, this 416-page volume includes updated information on finding a home to rent or buy, expanded activities for the sports-minded (trapeze school, anyone?), and a brand-new section detailing day trip resources for those seeking a brief respite from the city.From Inwood to Battery Park, from Riverdale to Bayside to DUMBO to Grymes Hill, plus suburbs in New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester, and Connecticut, this latest volume extensively and intensively describes each neighborhood—its character, its features, and types and availability of housing—while offering the most up-to-date information on finding a place to live, childcare, transportation, education, cultural life, helpful services, recreation, and much more.
Extensively updated and revised for 2006, this 456-page new edition maintains its strong focus on the Twin Cities, but expands greatly its coverage of the entire region. This completely revised and updated title also includes brand-new, detailed maps of each region designed to accompany the in-depth treatment of the city neighborhoods and suburban towns. From Elk River to River Falls, Wisconsin, from Andover to Apple Valley, and from Lake Minnetonka to White Bear Lake, this Newcomer's Handbook® provides its readers with the most up-to-date information on neighborhoods, housing options and trends, new development; and all the pluses of Twin Cities life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, surviving the weather, and much more.
Extensively updated and revised for 2006, this 504-page new edition maintains its strong focus on San Francisco, but expands greatly its coverage of the entire region, especially Silicon Valley. Of the 174 pages devoted exclusively to discussion of neighborhoods and communities, 52% describe San Francisco neighborhoods and North Bay communities, while 48% focus on the East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay towns. From Santa Rosa to San Francisco to Vallejo, from Walnut Creek to Oakland to Newark, and from San Bruno to San Jose to Los Gatos, this Newcomer's Handbook® provides its readers with the most up-to-date information on housing styles, costs, and trends; redevelopment; and all the other niceties of Bay Area life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, and much more.
Newcomer's Handbooks are a terrific way to introduce yourself to your new city. Called "invaluable" and highly recommended" by Library Journal, these best-selling relocation books feature in-depth neighborhood and community profiles, as well as chapters on getting settled, helpful services, childcare and education, transportation and more.
This new book, first in our Newcomer?s Handbook Neighborhood Guide series, focuses on the neighborhoods within Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin, as well as on all the surrounding suburban communities. It provides detailed information about the types of housing and recreational opportunities found in each community, the character of each area, and helpful data on post offices, police departments, hospitals, libraries, schools, public transportation, and community publications and resources. Part of the Newcomer?s Handbook series, called ?invaluable? and ?highly recommended? by Library Journal.
The Actor's Business Plan is a self-directed practical guide for actors graduating from formal training programs, as well as for those already in the business whose careers need to move ahead more successfully. Using the familiar language of acting training, the book offers a method for the achievement of dreams through a five-year life and career plan giving positive steps to develop a happy life as an actor and as a person. It assists performers to flourish using the same kind of business/career planning that is a necessary part of life for entrepreneurs and business people. This introduction to the acting industry provides essential knowledge not only for how the business actually works, but also describes what casting directors, agents, and managers do, demystifies the role of unions, discusses how much things cost, and offers advice on branding and marketing strategies. It differs from other such handbooks in that it addresses the everyday issues of life, money, and jobs that so frequently destroy an actor's career before it is even begun. While addressing NYC and LA, the guide also gives a regional breakdown for those actors who may wish to begin careers or to settle in other cities. It is loaded with personal stories, and interviews with actors, casting directors, and agents from throughout the US. The Actor's Business Plan is the answer to the common complaint by students that they were not taught how to negotiate the show business world while at school. It is the perfect antidote for this problem and can easily fit into a ten or a thirteen-week class syllabus. Offering support as a personal career coach, empowering the actor to take concrete steps towards their life and career dreams, The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life is a must-have book for actors who are determined to be a part of the professional world .