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Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night

Jason Zinoman · Harper
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover

New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman delivers the definitive story of the life and artistic legacy of David Letterman, the greatest television talk show host of all time and the signature comedic voice of a generation.In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined...
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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

VASEEM KHAN · Redhook
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.But as Chopra is about to discover, even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy....
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Everything's Trash, But It's Okay

PHOEBE ROBINSON · Plume
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, comes a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and a world that seems to always be a self-starting Dumpster fire.Wouldn't it be great if life came with instructions? Of course,...
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Talk to Me

John Kenney · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From New Yorker contributor and the Thurber Prize-winning author of Truth in Advertising comes a wry yet tenderhearted look at how one man's public fall from grace leads him back to his family, and back to the man he used to be.It's a story that Ted Grayson has reported time and time...
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Not to be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film

Kenneth Turan · PublicAffairs
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover

The images and memories that matter most are those that are unshakeable, unforgettable. Kenneth Turan's fifty-four favorite films embrace a century of the world's most satisfying romances and funniest comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers.Turan discovered...
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The Division Bell Mystery

Ellen Wilkinson · Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Paperback

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS AND PREFACE BY RACHEL REEVES MP'Through the double clamour of Big Ben and the shrill sound of the bell rang a revolver shot.'A financier is found shot in the House of Commons. Suspecting foul play, Robert West, a parliamentary private secretary,...
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Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff · University of Texas Press
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The "First Lady of Show Business" and the "Last of the Red Hot Mamas," Sophie Tucker was a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including...
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How to Make White People Laugh

Negin Farsad · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world, one joke at a time. In HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the "Other" in an American culture that has no time for nuance.
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Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor

BRUCE CAMPBELL · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John HodgmanIt's been 15 years since his first memoir but Bruce is still living the dream as a "B" movie king in an "A" movie world.Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from...
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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History

NICK OFFERMAN · Dutton
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for over a decade.The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress...
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Anne Bancroft: A Life

Douglass K Daniel · University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in the stage...
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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Peter Ackroyd · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces,...
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The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts

Charity Tillemann-Dick · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable true story of acclaimed opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick, who received not one but two double lung transplants and went from struggling to draw a single breath to singing at the most prestigious venues in the world.Charity Tillemann-Dick was a vivacious young American...
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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

Bob Saget
Format: Hardcover

He is the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House . . .The charming, wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos . . .The scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up comic from Entourage and The Aristocrats . . .He is Bob Saget, and in Dirty Daddy he delivers uproarious,...
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The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher · Penguin Publishing Group
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *A New York Times Bestseller * "Bright...
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