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Norell: Master of American Fashion

Jeffrey Banks · Rizzoli Electa
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The first book dedicated to the career and creations of esteemed fashion designer Norman Norell, the man hailed as the "Dean of American Fashion" by the New York Times.Norman Norell (1900-1972) - the first American designer to employ couture techniques, refined workmanship,...
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A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir

Sandra Gail Lambert · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 210
Format: Paperback

After contracting polio as a child, Sandra Gail Lambert progressed from braces and crutches to a manual wheelchair to a power wheelchair - but loneliness has remained a constant, from the wild claustrophobia of a child in body casts to just yesterday, trapped at home, gasping from pain....
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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

DAVID YAFFE · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An intimate new biography of Joni Mitchell, one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth centuryJoni Mitchell is a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans. In her heyday she released ten experimental, challenging, and revealing albums; her lyrics captivated people with the beauty...
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The Secret Ingredient: Recipes for Success in Business and Life

Gigi Butler · Howard Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Gigi Butler of Gigi's Cupcakes shares her personal success story, her hard-won business acumen, and the life-changing inspiration that she's gained from a challenging life. Each chapter includes a delicious dessert recipe for cupcakes and more!As a young child, Gigi knew that if she wanted...
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Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

Michael Y Sokolove · Riverhead Books
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Friday Night Lights meets Glee - the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town.Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan...
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No Room for Small Dreams: The Decisions That Made Israel Great

Shimon Peres · Custom House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the twentieth...
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A Stray Cat Struts: My Life as a Rockabilly Rebel

Slim Jim Phantom · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In June 1980, nineteen-year-old James McDonnell (known as Slim Jim Phantom) boarded a plane with a one-way ticket from New York City to London with his childhood friends and bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker. In less than a year, they went from being homeless, hungry, and living...
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Siren Song: My Life in Music

SEYMOUR STEIN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The autobiography of America's greatest living record man: the founder of Sire Records and spotter of rock talent from the Ramones to Madonna.Seymour Stein is America's greatest living record man. Not only has he signed and nurtured more important artists than anyone alive, now sixty...
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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars

DAVID HEPWORTH · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed by rock and who, in turn, shaped our cultureRecklessness, thy name is rock.The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed....
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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That are Funny, Complicated, and True

GABRIELLE UNION · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced." - Lena Dunham, Lenny LetterIn the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender,...
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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose In the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the reader through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences,...
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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence,...
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Evelyn waugh : a life revisited

Philip Eade · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Decades after Evelyn Waugh's death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted -- and fascinating -- writers of our timeGraham Greene hailed Evelyn Waugh as "the greatest novelist of my generation," and in recent years Waugh's reputation has only grown. Now, half...
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Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country's Brilliant Wreck

THOMAS O'KEEFE · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Long before the Grammy nominations, sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, and Hollywood friends and lovers, Ryan Adams fronted a Raleigh, North Carolina, outfit called Whiskeytown. Lumped into the burgeoning alt-country movement, the band soon landed a major label deal and recorded an instant...
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