No, Amena Brown’s How to Fix a Broken Record isn’t a title that’s meant to be taken literally. So for you vinyl enthusiasts who have come to this page looking for advice on how to cure your record after it has been warped by direct sunlight or shattered into pieces … sorry. What this book is, instead, is a kind of spiritual memoir divided into themes such as home, being single, growing up and more, that revolve around how the author managed to get through challenges in her own life.
Have you ever gotten the feeling after closing a good book where you’re sorry to see it be finished? For me, this doesn’t quite happen too often with novels. I may be old and jaded, but after you’ve read your lion’s share of books, there are just fewer and fewer titles that offer any “Wow!” factor. Well, I’ve just finished a novel that I’m definitely sad to see go.
This is a season of many Christian-themed books that deal with the topic of anxiety. I’ve already reviewed two of them: one was great (Carlos Whittaker’s Kill the Spider) and one was not so great (Lance Hahn’s The Master’s Mind). Into the fray comes a book that is neither good or bad, just mediocre: Robert J. Morgan’s Worry Less, Live More.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".