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Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life!

Rickey Smiley · Gallery Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"I'm very passionate about everything that I do and I don't play any games. I just keep it honest. I don't put on airs. That's the only way you can be. If you tell one lie, you've got to tell another lie. I'm cool with who I am. What you see is what you get."Stand-up...
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Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art

SAM WASSON · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Fosse, a sweeping yet intimate - and often hilarious - history of a uniquely American art form that has never been more popular. At the height of the McCarthy era, an experimental theater troupe set up shop in a bar near the University of Chicago. Via word-of-mouth,...
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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power

Paul Fischer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

"The 1978 abductions of the South Korean actress Choi-Eun-hee and her ex-husband, the director Shin Sang-ok, in Hong Kong is the true crime at the center of Paul Fischer's gripping and surprisingly timely new book." -The New York TimesBefore becoming the world's most notorious...
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Rich Man, Poor Man: A Memoir

Nick Nolte · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"I had become an actor because real life was hard for me. Sometimes it was really rough. Acting was different from real life, yet it gave me the chance to search for complex stories that helped me understand and cope with what I encountered away from the stage lights."Legendary...
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The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink

Pamela Katz · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. These two young geniuses and the three...
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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 Château: A Novel

PAUL GOLDBERG · Picador
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"We have proverb in Florida...You know why it's good to be on beach?"Bill smiles, but says nothing. He wants the guy to keep talking."Because on beach you are surrounded by idiots on only three sides.""And on the remaining side you have what?" asks Bill."Sharks..."Paul...
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Watch Me: A Memoir

Anjelica Huston · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Following her extraordinary Vanity Fair, evocative The New York Times, magically beautiful The Boston Globe, gorgeously written O, The Oprah Magazine coming-of-age memoir, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom,...
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Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave

Dan Callahan · Pegasus Books, 2014.
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

In this first-ever biography of the woman many have called our greatest living actress, the formidable Vanessa Redgrave is at last revealed to us in all of her different personas.Who isn't in awe of Vanessa Redgrave? Her career on stage and screen remains vital and her extreme-left...
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Meddling Kids: A Novel

Edgar Cantero · Doubleday
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Freaky pleasure...it scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal"--USA Today"Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice."--Charles Yu, author...
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The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education

Peter Coyote · Counterpoint LLC
Format: Hardcover

"The rainman gave me two curesAnd he said, 'Just jump right in.'The one was Texas MedicineAnd the other was railroad gin.And like a fool I mixed themAnd they strangled up my mindNow people just get uglierAnd I have no sense of time." --Bob Dylan, "Stuck Inside of Mobile...
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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

Bob Saget
Format: Hardcover

He is the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House . . .The charming, wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos . . .The scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up comic from Entourage and The Aristocrats . . .He is Bob Saget, and in Dirty Daddy he delivers uproarious,...
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Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

Joel Selvin · Dey Street Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic...
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Paul Simon: The Life

Robert Hilburn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A publishing event from music legend Paul Simon: an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon's participation - but without editorial control - by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn.Through such hits as "The Sound of Silence," "Bridge...
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America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World"

Corey Taylor · Da Capo Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multi-platinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world....
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