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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Joe Hagan · Knopf
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

The first and only biography of Jann Wenner, the iconic founder of Rolling Stone magazine, and a romp through the hothouses of rock and roll, politics, media, and Hollywood, from the Summer of Love to the Internet age.Lennon. Dylan. Jagger. Belushi. Leibovitz. The story of Jann Wenner,...
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You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want

Sarah Knight · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

You Do You is a down-to-earth, irreverent, and no-holds-barred guide to letting go of the weight of others' expectations and doubling down on your dreams to find real, lasting happiness.First, bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight taught you to shed unwanted guilt and obligations...
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Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries

Andy Cohen · Henry Holt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen DiariesThe megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night. Since the publication...
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Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life

Jonathan Gould · Crown Archetype
Pages: 533
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited, definitive biography of The King of Soul, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music on the strength of such classic hits as "(Sittin'...
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George lucas : a life

Brian Jay Jones · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George LucasOn May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George...
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West of Eden: An American Place

Jean Stein · Random House, 2016.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic Edie Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie: American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol "superstar" Edie Sedgwick, which...
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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

James McBride · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the "real" James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul...
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The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting

Jill Chamberlain · University of Texas Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don't know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write snappy dialogue, and set a scene. They may have interesting characters and perhaps...
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Alfred Hitchcock

Peter Ackroyd · Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would...
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The Magnolia Story

Chip Gaines · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller--New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's WeeklyAre you ready to see your fixer upper?These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves...
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This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

Gabourey Sidibe · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

Charlamagne Tha God · Touchstone
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off," co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.In...
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Theft by Finding: Diaries

DAVID SEDARIS · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiotDavid Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the makingIt's no coincidence that the world's best writers tend to keep diaries....
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I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

Robert Wagner · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known. In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming...
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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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