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Working for the Man, Playing in the Band: My Years with James Brown

DAMON WOOD · ECW Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A young, long-haired rock guitarist finds the funk on stage with the Godfather of SoulIn this unvarnished account of toiling under one of popular music's most notorious bosses, Damon Wood details his six years spent playing guitar for James Brown's Soul Generals.In a memoir certain...
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The Murder of My Aunt

Richard Hull · Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Paperback

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDSEdward Powell lives with his Aunt Mildred in the Welsh town of Llwll. His aunt thinks Llwll an idyllic place to live, but Edward loathes the countryside - and thinks the company even worse. In fact, Edward has decided to murder his aunt.A darkly humorous...
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Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris · Crown Pub
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the "u" back in "aUtobiography"? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!...
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There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Brooke Shields · Dutton; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom,...
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Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas

Jenny Allen · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"One of the funniest writers in America." That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen -- and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable.With her eagle eye for the absurd...
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The Brand New Catastrophe

Mike Scalise · Sarabande Books
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny PrizeRaucous family memoir meets medical adventure in this heartfelt, hilarious book exploring the public and private theaters of illness. After a tumor bursts in Mike Scalise's brain, leaving him with a hole in the head and malfunctioning hormones,...
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Cosby: His Life and Times

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds...
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None of My Business

P J O'ROURKE · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

After decades covering war and disaster, bestselling author and acclaimed satirist P. J. O'Rourke takes on his scariest subjects yet -- business, investment, finance, and the political chicanery behind them.Want to get rich overnight for free in 3 easy steps with no risk? Then don't buy this...
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The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Melissa Rivers · Crown Archetype
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

Joan Rivers was known all over the world - from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities...
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Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey

Harlan Lebo · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

With the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane in May 2016, Harlan Lebo has written the full story of Orson Welles' masterpiece film. The book will explore:--Welles' meteoric rise to stardom in New York and the real reason behind his arrival in Hollywood--Welles' unprecedented contract with...
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John Wayne: The Life and Legend

Scott Eyman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 658
Format: Book

Drawing on interviews that author Scott Eyman conducted with John Wayne before his death and more than 100 interviews with the actor's family, co-stars, and close associates, this revelatory biography shows how both the facts and fictions about Wayne illuminate his singular life.John Wayne...
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Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

Lauren Graham · Ballantine Books
Pages: 209
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood - along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking...
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I'll Have What She's Having: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy

ERIN CARLSON · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron's revered trilogy--When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle--which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women, from...
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Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life!

Rickey Smiley · Gallery Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"I'm very passionate about everything that I do and I don't play any games. I just keep it honest. I don't put on airs. That's the only way you can be. If you tell one lie, you've got to tell another lie. I'm cool with who I am. What you see is what you get."Stand-up...
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