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Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption

Ellis Cashmore · Bloomsbury Academic
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The first volume to examine the iconic Elizabeth Taylor in this light, Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption paints Taylor as the seminal representation of "celebrity." A figure of enormous charisma and cultural sway, she intrigued a global audience with her marriages...
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It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After

Andi Dorfman · Gallery Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it's like to live out a love story - and its collapse - in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving...
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Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer

Darryl W. Bullock · Overlook Press
Pages: 198
Format: Print book

Finally, a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins, considered the world's worst opera singer, soon to be portrayed by Meryl Streep in the forthcoming film."Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." -- Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn't carry...
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Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index

Kathy Griffin · Flatiron Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From #1 NYT bestselling author Kathy Griffin, an A-Z compendium of the celebrities she's met over the years and the outrageous, charming, and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them. Last year, while watching Straight Outta Compton, Kathy Griffin realized that she knew...
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The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

Spoke Gallery. · Harry N Abrams
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from "Bad Dads," an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, "Bad Dads" has continued...
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William Shakespeare in 100 Facts

Zoe Bramley · Amberley Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

William Shakespeare is the world's best-loved playwright. His work is performed all over the globe and his life still tantalises us with its mysteries. The man who created classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth lived in the most turbulent yet thrilling era of English history....
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The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek

Edward Gross · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 864
Format: Print book

This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they've assembled...
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Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

Mike Love · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 436
Format: Print book

The New York Times BestsellerMike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations." As a founding...
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Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Emanuel Levy · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented...
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Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

Lee Siegel · Yale University Press, 2016.
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. In his spirited biography of this beloved American...
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How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much

Samantha Ellis · Vintage
Format: Paperback

While debating literature's greatest heroines with her best friend, thirtysomething playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation - her whole life, she's been trying to be Cathy Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights when she should have been trying to be Jane Eyre. With this discovery, she embarks...
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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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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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Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

Mara Wilson · Penguin Books
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight."--Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together."...
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Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Ryan White · Touchstone
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed music critic and author of Springsteen: Album by Album comes the real story behind the legendary beach bum, rock star, and billionaire musician Jimmy Buffett - who has enchanted audiences of Parrotheads for over four decades with his tropical fantasy world of Margaritaville.Jimmy...
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