Books:
True Age Media is proud to present it's new venture into Books, including a pioneering collection of Documentaries in Book form.
We've taken our documentary movies and added historical commentary, photos, stories, etc.
The collection also includes Deluxe Editions with the accompanying documentary DVDs.
This is an exciting new format. So pull up a chair and join us!




"In Case of Memory, Break Glass"
- by Andrew Szava-Kovats

Memories are by nature unreal, untrue, inaccurate. They are only mental constructs that we use to organize our experiences. Some are cherished, some frightening, some lost. But they are the only reality we know.
    Andrew takes a non-linear approach to assembling memory bits into a collection of experiences, real and imagined. Some are shocking in their realism and intensity. Some are warm and tender.
    Using a variety of forms, including short stories,  poems, and a play, we get a portrait of a man lost in time.
    By the author of "In Case of Memory, Break Glass," "Death of an Apprentice," "Women Who Rocked Boston," "Grindstone Redux," "Let's Go to The Rat" & "The Last Pow-Wow Oak"


Available in Paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon.



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Autographed Book
$ 12.99
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"Collected Chapbooks: 1991-1993"
- by Andrew Szava-Kovats

The self-published Chapbook has been dead for some time now. But in the 1990s it was a popular form of self-publishing for Poets, as most publishing houses had to focus on famous people whose poetry they could sell.
    This collection brings together three chapbooks from 1991 to 1993, which were self-published at that time, sold, and read aloud by the author at performances in the Lowell, MA area. Such performances were only viable until the internet destroyed chapbook publishing and poetry reading. This edition adds three new pieces.
    By the author of "In Case of Memory, Break Glass," "Death of an Apprentice," "Women Who Rocked Boston," "Grindstone Redux," "Let's Go to The Rat" & "The Last Pow-Wow Oak"


Available in Paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon.



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Autographed Book
$ 12.99
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"Death of an Apprentice
  a life in and out of Civil Engineering"

- by Andrew Szava-Kovats

Autobiographical novel that follows the career of a Civil Engineering apprentice, from childhood to middle-age.
    Along the way, we get to see the inner workings of the profession, from the nuts and bolts of Civil Engineering and Surveying, their technological transformation, to the death of the apprenticeship system.
    It's a mysterious world that few layman know. And yet we are all surrounded by their work everywhere, every day.
    The Apprentice takes a complex, twisted path in and out of the world of Civil Engineering, as he pursues other career opportunities and artistic ambitions.
    It's a story of modern times, reduced opportunities in our "Trickle-Down Economy," and people denied entry into professions now restricted to the “Degreed Class.”


Available in Paperback and Kindle editions.



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Autographed Book
$ 12.99
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Women Who Rocked Boston
 - a Documentary by Andrew Szava-Kovats

"Although the Music Business is generally aknowledged to be run by men, while making this documentary, it became clear to me that Women made much more of an impact on the Boston Rock Music Scene than I thought, on stage and behind the scenes."

Get to know some movers and shakers from the 1970s to the 1990s:
Beth Caurant - Lilith
BJ Plattner - Rude Girls
Alizon Lissance, Cercie Miller, Didi Stewart, Kathy Burkly, Myanna Pontoppidan, Sandy Martin & Wendy Sobel - Girls Night Out
Laurel Blanchard - Lou Miami & The Kozmetix, Lilith
Carmen Wiseman - The Girls, Lisa's Hotcakes
Miss Lyn - Boston Groupie News
Jane Hudson - The Rentals, Jeff & Jane
Melodye Buskin - Phobia, Lou Miami & The Kozmetix
Linda Viens - Witch Doctor, Kingdom of Love
Suzie Kerr-Wright - One Fish Two Fish, Swinging Erudites
Tennie Komar - Tennie Komar & the Silencers
Plus live shots of The Bristols, Jen Trynin, Girl on Top,
Pamela Ruby Russell, Tracy Bonham, Juliana Hatfield.

Includes Band Bios, Press, Photo Gallery, Fanzines, the making of the movie
Plus "Club Land" the Board Game

Deluxe Edition:

Autographed Book
+ Postcard
+ Documentary DVD
$ 19.99
(includes Free Shipping in USA)




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Ancient Worlds: Egypt, Greece, Rome
- historical coloring book


An historical coloring book for the whole family, this collection brings together 50 images of ancient art from Egypt, Greece and Rome, including tombs, sarcophagi, architectural reliefs and sculpture.

The images were transcribed from authentic art of the period (3000 BC to 300 AD), including actual hyroglyphics and period pattern designs.

These are all hand-drawn. They were not drawn by computers. To keep the feeling of the original drawings, the prints are the same size as the originals.


Coloring can be therapeutic, reducing stress, while promoting concentration, focus, mental agility and relaxation. And when you're done, these pages fit directly into standard 8 x 10” frames.

It's so much fun, you won't believe it!
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Autographed Book
$ 12.99
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All the Presidents - an historical coloring book

A coloring book for the whole family, this collection of 44 portraits of all the US Presidents, brings together ideas and drawing techniques developed over nearly half a century.

These are all hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind creations. They were not drawn by computers. To keep the feeling of the original drawings, the prints are the same size as the originals.

The images combine portraits with energetic backgrounds, balancing complexity with simplicity.

Coloring can be therapeutic, reducing stress, while promoting concentration, focus, mental agility and relaxation. And when you're done, these pages fit directly into standard 8 x 10” frames.

It's so much fun, you won't believe it!
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Autographed Book
$ 12.99
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the Rock-n-Roll Coloring Book (volume I)

A coloring book for the Rock Music Lover, and the whole family. Volume 1 is  a collection of 50 portraits of Rock Stars from the 1950s to the 1980s bringing together ideas and drawing techniques developed over nearly half a century.

These are all hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind creations. They were not drawn by computers. To keep the feeling of the original drawings, the prints are the same size as the originals.

The images are at once playful and spontaneous, balancing complexity with simplicity.

Coloring can be therapeutic, reducing stress, while promoting concentration, focus, mental agility and relaxation. And when you're done, these pages fit directly into standard 8 x 10” frames.
Have fun... and Rock On!

PS: Volume 2 is coming soon...
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Exlusive Autographed Book:
available here only!

$ 13.99
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Happy Shapes - a Family Coloring Book

A coloring book for the whole family, this collection brings together ideas and drawing techniques I've been working on for nearly half a century. The drawings combine abstract shapes inspired by nature: birds, bees, leaves, seeds, sea shells and more.

These are improvisational patterns, created live, like jazz, without predetermined images or sketches. They are created in one step directly to the page. All hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind creations. They were not drawn by computers. To keep the feeling of the original drawings, the prints are the same size as the originals.

Each of the drawing series has a specific approach, giving a cohesive style and order to what might otherwise seem chaotic. And yet they are playful and spontaneous, balancing complexity with simplicity.

Coloring can be therapeutic. And when you're done, they fit directly into standard 8 x 10” frames.
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or get the

Exlusive Autographed Book:
available here only!

$ 12.99
(with Free Shipping)








A Pinch of Paprika
Cooking from Memory with Andrew Szava-Kovats

"Paprika has long been shrouded in mystery, obscured by other ingredients and trends, and generally neglected." (from forward)
Now there's a book to show you what you can do with that Paprika can that's been abandoned in your spice rack.
From soups to mains to sides, this collection of recipes includes Asian, Cajun, Hungarian and Italian influences.
See how simple and delicious familiar dishes like Gulash and Paprikas can be to make.
You'll find new variations on old familiar dishes - like chicken soup and beef stew - as well as new dishes that will transform your perception of Paprika as an ingredient.
Explore the power of Paprika to transform simple potatoes into something elegant and full of flavor.
There's something for everyone:
  • Low Fat recipes
  • Vegetarian recipes
  • No Nuts or Seeds
  • Soups, sauces and main courses.
Let yourself be seduced by the sweet, peppery power of Paprika!
You'll never think of it the same way again.

Check out the Table of Contents
Check out a Free Sample Recipe

Also available in Nook and Kindle editions.
Print editions also available at Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com and at select local independent food markets and farm stands in New England.

Please Note: Audio Book is available now.
Printed books are coming in March.
All orders will be filled in the order received.

Book:
$ 12.99
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Special Edition:
Autographed Book with Postcard and
Paprika sample:
$ 17.99
(includes Free Shipping in USA)




Audio Book on 2-CDs:
 
$ 15.99
(includes Free Shipping in USA)



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Audio Book:
 
$ 9.99




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Let's Go to the Rat
a Documentary by Andrew Szava-Kovats

New York had CBGB, Boston had "The Rat" (1974-1997).  It was a destination nightclub for bands and music fans alike. People from all over the world went there to be part of "the scene" known as "The Rat." It was arguably the BirthPlace of Punk in the USA. 
It has a unique place in Music History, a place where artists, musicians and writers all hung out together and created a new aesthetic of art, fashion and music. It was Boston's version of the Moulin Rouge.
Willie Alexander, The Cars, Joan Jett, Mission of Burma, The Police, The Ramones, Sonic Youth and hundreds more all played at there.
"Let's Go to The Rat" brings you into this mysterious world of sex, drugs and punk-rock-n-roll.
It was a dark, dangerous,  smelly place, where the entertainment was as strong as the drinks.
"It was a Pirates' Den!" (Dave Minehan)
Experience the stories and performances that made The Rat special, as told by musicians who played there, people who worked there, and people who just hung out there.  They all had stories to tell. We listened.

The bands featured in the movie are:
Willie Alexander
Rick Berlin
Lizzie Borden & the Axes
Big Catholic Guilt - Sam Jordan
Mickey Clean & the Mez - Asa Brebner
The Neighborhoods - Dave Minehan
Loose Ties - Terry Kitchen
Classic Ruins - Carl Biancucci
Angry Young Bees - Jamie Shaler
Turbulent Daughters - Scott Lino
Real Kids
Witch Doctor - Linda Viens
As well as Scene Writers:
Bob Colby, Eric Van, Blowfish, Miss Lyn

The Book Includes all the stories from the movie
Plus more photos
Plus Fanzines: Boston Groupie News, Frenzy, Miscarriage
Plus Willie Alexander Scrapbook
Plus Wayne Valdez Photo Gallery
Plus the Hoodoo Barbeque Story by James Ryan
Plus introduction by movie director with "making of the movie"

For more about the Movie, go to: www.LetsGoToTheRat.com



Book: $ 14.99
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Autographed Book:
$ 17.99





Deluxe Edition:
Autographed Book
+ Postcard
+ Documentary DVD
$ 19.99
(includes Free Shipping is USA)





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Grindstone Redux:
The Story of the 1980s US Underground Music Network

a Documentary by Andrew Szava-Kovats

This is an historic book that brings together stories by 10 artists who helped create the Underground Music Network in the 1980s. Covers electronic, experimental, EBM, Industrial musics and more...

These are the Pioneers of Self-Publishing before computers and the Internet made it ubiquitous.
It's the companion piece to the Documentary Movie, adding more photos and reprints from Fanzines.
Includes more than one hundred photos, plus discographies, plus In Memoriam section with tributes to Chip Handy, Minoy, Stephen Parsons, Doug Walker.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the scene that made today's electronic music!

Jeff Central - of ITN
Don Campau - of Lonely Whistle Music
Charles Goff
- of Tape Rug Productions, - ing.  Disism, Herd of the Ether Space
Chris Phinney - of Harsh Reality, Cancerous Growth, Mental Anguish
Al Margolis - of Sound of Pig, If Bwana
Chris Elston - of Curious voltage
Andrew Szava-Kovats - of Data-Bank-A,
Dominion, Compound & Parade of Sinners
Randy Greif - of Swinging Axe Productions
Mikhail Bohonus - of War World
Mark Lane


For more about the Movie, go to: Grindstone Redux



Book: $ 14.99
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Autographed Book:
$ 17.99





Deluxe Edition:
Autographed Book + Documentary DVD: $ 19.99




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The Last Pow-Wow Oak:
A documentary by Andrew Szava-Kovats

The story of the Pow-Wow Oak of Lowell, MA - a tree that captured the imaginations of people in the area for more than 300 years!

This inspiring documentary has interviews with local historians, discussing the Tree's history through stories of the tree and the people who lived and gathered around it. The tree has been part of the Revolutionary War, the history of Lowell, Tewksbury and Billerica... While local town boundaries and residents changed, the tree stood and watched it all happen...

We tell the story of the Pow-Wow Oak Protectors (a grass-roots preservation organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the Pow-Wow Oak), how they came to be and the story of their efforts to preserve and protect the tree. Motivated by the destructive forces of landscaping activities that threatened the tree's life, the Protectors were formed in 2009. They spent more than three years trying to have the tree declared a "park" and pursued other official designations that could help protect it... Their story should be an inspiration to all those who believe in historic preservation at a grass-roots level!

The movie was an Official Selection of the "Culture Unplugged Festival 2015"

The book includes all the interviews from the Movie

Plus: Follow-Up on what happened After the Movie
Plus: Additional Photos
Plus: "Acorn to Icon" - by Eugene Winter

Plus: Documents and Letters and more...

For more about the Movie, go to: The Last Pow-Wow Oak



Book: $ 14.99
(includes Free shipping in USA)

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Autographed Book:
$ 17.99

(includes Free shipping in USA)

Deluxe Edition:

Autographed Book + DVD:
$ 19.99


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Data-Bank-A: Book A:
by Andrew Szvava-Kovats

The first book about the electronic music pioneer band/artist Data-Bank-A. Written by founder/producer Andrew Szava-Kovats, includes all the lyrics to all the songs released by DBA (up to 2003 - "Brotherly Love" CD).

Includes Full Color reproductions of all the album and cassette covers, stories of the long and twisted road that DBA has traveled, how it got started, the members, photos from live shows, tour photos from Germany, and more... All the Data you need about DBA.

The Deluxe Edition includes the "Vintage Videos" collection of Live videos from 3 performances: Lowell Cable TV station (1985), Live at Edible Rex (1993) and Live in Germany (1993).

For more about Data-Bank-A: go to www.Data-Bank-A.com


Book: $ 19.99
(includes Free shipping in USA)

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Autographed Book:
$ 22.99

Deluxe Edition:
Autographed Book + DVD
$ 29.99


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Free Shipping:
We offer Free Media Rate Shipping on all our books to locations in the USA. You can receive upgraded Priority Mail Shipping for $ 5 / book.
Free Shipping is for Continental USA only. Overseas shipping rates have recently increased dramatically. Sorry, but that's beyond our control.
Overseas Shipping for Books is $ 20 (for up to 2 books), $ 10 for each additional book.


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