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Staying Alive: The Disco Inferno Of The Bee Gees

SIMON SPENCE · Jawbone Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

'We didn't know what the film was about. We didn't know there was a conflict of image that could perhaps hurt us later on. It sort of grew, blew out of proportion.' - Barry GibbIn the late 70s, the Bee Gees spectacularly revived their career and, with their soundtrack to the Saturday...
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Joan Rivers Confidential: The Unseen Scrapbooks, Joke Cards, Personal Files, and Photos of a Very Funny Woman Who Kept Everything

MELISSA RIVERS · Abrams
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Joan Rivers is an enduring icon of the 20th century, and her wildly popular humour has appealed to generations of fans. With a career that began in the late 1950s, Joan kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, and The Joan Rivers Scrapbook is a compilation of never-before-seen...
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May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Sharon Ammen · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 252
Format: Paperback

May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s. A genuine pop culture phenomenon, Irwin conquered the legitimate stage, composed song lyrics, and parlayed her celebrity into success as a cookbook author, suffragette, and real estate mogul. Sharon...
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Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

Jeremy Asher Dauber · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated scholar's rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout Jewish history. In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter....
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The Impossible Has Happened: The Life and Work of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek

Lance Parkin · Aurum Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

September 8, 2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the world's most successful science fiction television series: Star Trek. In this new biography Lance Parkin, author of Aurum's acclaimed Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore, will go in search of the show's...
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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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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays

Samantha Irby · Vintage
Pages: 275
Format: Paperback

*A New York Times Bestseller*Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult...
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Caspar Lee

Jo Berry · Orion
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

Caspar Lee is a social media sensation. As part of the YouTubing elite, Caspar has risen to the top of online fame and he shares his world with millions of viewers every day. This book will be the ultimate fan guide, full of his original brand of comedy and general silliness. Jam-packed...
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A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic

Doogie Horner · Insight Editions
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A delightful Christmas storybook for adults based on the action-packed Die Hard movie All John McClane wants for Christmas is to reunite with his estranged family. But when his wife's office holiday party turns into a deadly hostage situation, he has to save her life before he can get home...
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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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How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

Jimmy O. Yang · Da Capo Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood."I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured...
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Stay Hungry

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO · Gallery Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco's career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success.At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing...
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Literary Libations: What to Drink with What You Read

Amira K. Makansi · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The definitive guide to pairing two of the world's most beloved pastimes: reading and drinking. A bubbly, boozy French 75 with The Great Gatsby. Trappist beer with Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Old vine California Zinfandel with The Grapes of Wrath. And don't you dare...
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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Tessa Fontaine · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery-- through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. Turns...
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The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema

Robert Phillip Kolker · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Welles. Hitchcock. Kubrick. These names appear on nearly every list of the all-time greatest filmmakers. But what makes these directors so great? Despite their very different themes and sensibilities, is there a common genius that unites them and elevates their work into the realm of the sublime?...
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