in Advertising: Perspectives on the Erotic Appeal edited by Tom
Reichert, assistant professor of advertising at the University
of Alabama, and Jacqueline Lambiase, UNT assistant professor
of journalism (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). Chapters by well-respected
scholars and popular writers explain how advertising that uses
sex appeal to sell a product is successful and why this approach
is so prevalent in advertising. Topics addressed include gender
differences and representation, unintended social effects of
sex in advertising and appeals to the homosexual community.
Choice Tradeoffs: Liberty, Equity and Diversity by R. Kenneth Godwin,
the Marshall A. Rauch Professor of political science at the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Frank
R. Kemerer, UNT Regents
Professor of education law and director of the Center for the Study
of Education Reform (University of Texas Press). The authors demonstrate
that while school choice represents an opportunity to improve the
way we educate children, it also presents serious risks. By relating
current policy conflicts
to the philosophies of theorists from John Locke to John Dewey,
they help readers think through arguments concerning the proper
goals for education in
a democratic society.
A New Look edited by Jeffrey Oxford,
UNT associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, and
David Knutson, associate
professor of Spanish at Xavier University in Cincinnati (Peter
Lang Publishers). This critical anthology is the first collection
of scholarly essays to be published solely on the work
of Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza. With contributions by academics
from Spain and the United States, the book touches upon each
of Mendoza's major publications since 1975. The essayists
represent a variety of critical positions and practices and often
reach strikingly different conclusions about the same texts.
Speak With Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform,
Inspire and Persuade by Dianna Booher ('70) of Grapevine
(McGraw-Hill). In this guide, Booher covers the basics of public
advanced techniques. She includes tips for establishing rapport
with an audience, organizing ideas and handling tough questions.
Booher is CEO of Booher Consultants Inc. in Grapevine, an international
communications training and consulting firm. She has written 40
books, including 17 dealing with communication skills.
Pillars, 7 Sins by Paul McDonnold ('96 M.S.) of Dallas
(Infinity Publishing Co.). McDonnold's novel is the travel
journal of Kyle Linwood, a disillusioned young American who walks
out of a well-paying white-collar job and travels to the Middle East
on a quest to locate an international terrorist. Linwood's
search across the North African Sahara, a pursuit for a meaningful
life in a technology-shrunken world, brings him more than he
by E-Mail by Martha B. Hook ('57) of Dallas (Xulon Press).
Hook's Christian novel is told through Pastor Wayne Latimer,
e-mails to his medical missionary brother relating the issues faced
by his church members, ranging from addiction to divorce to satanic
rituals. Hook, who
is trained as a lay counselor, has previously published a children's
book and Bible study guides through Zondervan. This is her first
Dieting Becomes Dangerous:
A Guide to Understanding and Treating Anorexia and Bulimia by
Deborah Marcontell Michel ('90 M.S., '93 Ph.D.) of New
Orleans and Susan G. Willard
(Yale University Press). This book on anorexia and bulimia is aimed
directly at patients and the people who care about them. Written
in straightforward language, it describes the symptoms and warning
signs of eating disorders, their presumed causes and suggested treatments.
It covers what to expect in the treatment process and the role of
psychotherapy in recovery, among other topics. Michel is a clinical
assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology
at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Willard, director of
the Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital in New
Orleans, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology
and the Department of Pediatrics at Tulane.
Consciology by Charles
F. Liddell ('57) of Fort Worth (1st Books Library).
Representing the next generation of the Ayn Rand mindset, the
book organizes consciousness with the individual as sovereign.
Liddell identifies paths that lead to a greater awareness of
consciousness and the addictive behaviors that complicate the
Was A Giant by Luke Holder ('97)
of Amarillo (Pirate Services). The third album for singer/songwriter/guitarist
in Amarillo, is filled with his intricate tunes and lyrics. Holder
received his bachelor's degree here in accounting control
systems and says he is now "using it to the fullest by pursuing
Dragon by Dan DeGrado ('98)
of Carrollton (Burnt Twinkee Music). DeGrado, who plays guitar,
sings and writes music, performs
extensively in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This solo CD was produced
by Tom Morrell of country music fame. By day, DeGrado is director
of operations for Vinson Process Controls.
Slobberbone (New West Records), whose members include Brent
Best ('93) of Denton, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica,
vocals; Tony Harper ('95) of Dallas,
drums; and Brian
of Dallas, bass. Best wrote all but one of the songs for the album,
which is the group's fourth. It was produced by Don Smith,
who has also produced records for Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the
Rolling Stones. The band's 2003 tour dates have included
a Jan. 17 appearance on the Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn where
they performed "Sweetness, That's Your Cue," a
track off the album.