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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

John F. Kasson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

How the smile and fortitude of a child actress revived a nation. Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black...
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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

Misty Copeland · Touchstone Books, published by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when...
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A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York

Anjelica Huston · Scribner; 1st edition
Format: Audiobook

Writing with an exuberant love of language and detail, Anjelica Huston shares her enchanted childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London, and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent actress in New York. Living with her glamorous and artistic mother, educated by tutors and nuns, intrepid...
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My Girls

TODD FISHER · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher's poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.In...
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Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified

Shawn Spencer · Grand Central Publishing; ILL edition
Format: Paperback

GOT A MYSTERY TO SOLVE?DON'T GET STUMPED. GET PSYCHED!You've seen him solve unsolvable crimes, stop unstoppable killers, and consume unconsumable breakfast cereals. Now Shawn Spencer, the mastermind from TV's hit show Psych, shows you how to become a fake psychic-and a real...
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Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story

Steven Curtis Chapman · Flemming H Revell
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions around the world. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking...
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Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat

Samantha Irby · Curbside Splendor Publishing
Format: Paperback

Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor...
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I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me

Joan Rivers · Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850"How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?" - Joan Rivers, 2012 Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She's also opinionated...
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Sharon Tate: Recollection

Debra Tate · Running Press
Pages: 271
Format: Hardcover

Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What struck most about Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty. The few films...
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The Swing of Things

Linda Keir · Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 395
Format: Hardcover

"Somewhere between Tom Perrotta and Erica Jong lies The Swing of Things, a charming, sexy, and surprisingly tender romp through the dark side of wish fulfillment. I'll never look at the other playground parents the same way again." - Marcus SakeyTold from the dual perspective...
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Calypso

David Sedaris · Little
Pages: 259
Format: Hardcover

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast,...
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There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch

KELLY OSBOURNE · PUTNAM
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

People ask Kelly Osbourne all the time: "What's your secret?" Kelly Osbourne may not always have been a typical role model, but no one can say that her perspective isn't hard won after spending three decades in the spotlight: from growing up completely exposed to the heavy...
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An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media

Joe Muto · Dutton Adult
Format: Hardcover

The Fox Molewhose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in Businessweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and even on The New York Times websitedelivers a funny, opinionated memoir of his eight years at the unfair, unbalanced Fox News Channel working as an associate producer for Bill OReilly. Imagine...
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Confessions of a Domestic Failure

Bunmi Laditan · MIRA
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback

Instant Bestseller"Freaking hilarious. This is the novel moms have been waiting for." - Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened"Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood." - BOOKLIST (starred...
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Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

Taraji P Henson · 37 Ink
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including...
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