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Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

Molly Haskell · Yale University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

A film-centric portrait of the extraordinarily gifted movie director whose decades-long influence on American popular culture is unprecedented "Everything about me is in my films," Steven Spielberg has said. Taking this as a key to understanding the hugely successful moviemaker,...
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I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me To America's #1 Daytime Drama

Eric Braeden · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past...
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Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies

Hadley Freeman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever - featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics.For Hadley Freeman, movies...
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Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey

Harlan Lebo · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

With the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane in May 2016, Harlan Lebo has written the full story of Orson Welles' masterpiece film. The book will explore:--Welles' meteoric rise to stardom in New York and the real reason behind his arrival in Hollywood--Welles' unprecedented contract with...
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Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up

Naya Rivera · Penguin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Funny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee star Naya Rivera's successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them.Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn't easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry, Naya Rivera shows...
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Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales

Penn Jillette
Format: Print book

An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality - Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary.Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching...
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Peter O'Toole: The Definitive Biography

Robert Sellers · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Peter O'Toole was supremely talented, a unique leading man and one of the most charismatic actors of his generation. Described by his friend Richard Burton as "the most original actor to come out of Britain since the war," O'Toole was also unpredictable, with a dangerous edge...
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Nevertheless: A Memoir

Alec Baldwin · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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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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Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family

Ian Halperin · Gallery Books, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times bestselling author and investigator Ian Halperin pulls back the curtain on America's notorious Kardashian family - exposing their shaky foundation for fame - one shocking revelation at a time.The Kardashians and Jenners have taken the world by storm, collectively rising...
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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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Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film

Alexandra Zapruder · Twelve
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world. Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he began filming President Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963 that his home movie would change not only his family's...
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How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

Lilly Singh · Ballantine
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka ||Superwoman||) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side....
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Minecrafter 2.0 advanced : the unofficial guide to Minecraft & other building games

Joe Funk · Triumph Books LLC
Pages: 127
Format: Print book

In Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced, those who mastered the basics laid out in the first Minecrafter strategy guide now find tips on more complex areas of game play, including Redstone circuitry and other inventions, and advice for beating "The End."
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Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days

Tavis Smiley · Little
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

A powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's deathMichael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and the pressure and fame that made him socially...
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The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan

Patricia Bosworth · Harpercollins
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this profound and powerful memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway, and art, featuring a rich cast of well-known literary and theatrical figures from the period.From Bosworth - acclaimed...
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Paul Zenon's Practical Magic: Street Magic, Close-Up Tricks and Sleight of Hand

Paul Zenon · Carlton Books
Pages: 140
Format: Print book

It's magic - close-up, in-your-face magic, as taught by Britain's leading comedy conjurer. Paul Zenon's Practical Magic presents the renowned magician's great tricks and illusions in an accessible jargon-free format that's well illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams....
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Paul McCartney: The Life

Philip Norman · Little
Pages: 853
Format: Print book

The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman.Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost...
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I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

Robert Wagner · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known. In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming...
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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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How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016

P. J. O'Rourke · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O'Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. As P.J. put it, "America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692....
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Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods

Matthew Monk · McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 1 edition
Format: Book

SUPERCHARGE YOUR MINECRAFT REDSTONE SKILLS Enhance your Minecraft world by creating innovative devices and elements with Redstone. Minecraft Mastery Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods reveals how to maximize the capabilities of this powerful, versatile red ore. Learn how to create...
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Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave: Observations, Rants, and Other Uplifting Thoughts About Life

Jill Kargman · Ballantine
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The star of Bravo's breakout scripted comedy Odd Mom Out shares her razor-sharp wit and backhanded wisdom in a deeply observed and outrageously funny collection of musings, lists, essays, and outrages. From her unique lingo (things don't simply frighten her, they "M. Night Shyamalan...
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Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries

Andy Cohen · Henry Holt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen DiariesThe megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night. Since the publication...
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Grace Notes: My Recollections

Katey Sagal · Gallery Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal - perfect for fans of Mary Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You and Patti Smith's M Train.Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles...
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Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience

Maggie Wallem Rowe · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

As a young girl, Maggie Rowe took the idea of salvation very seriously. Growing up in a moderately religious household, her fear of eternal damnation turned into a childhood terror that drove her to become an outrageously dedicated Born-again Christian - regularly slinging Bible verses...
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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Ian Haydn Smith · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover - Revised Ed.

This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history.This must-have...
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The Magnolia Story

Chip Gaines · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller--New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's WeeklyAre you ready to see your fixer upper?These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves...
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Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of PopA Love Story

Donald Bogle · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of the country's leading authorities on popular entertainment presents an eye-opening and unique biography of two larger-than-life legends - Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson - and their unlikely yet enduring friendship.From the moment Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson met, they...
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Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers

Leslie Bennetts · Little
Pages: 419
Format: Print book

The definitive book about Joan Rivers' tumultuous, victorious, tragic, hilarious, and fascinating life.Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life...
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Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Matt Richards · Blue Streak
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great...
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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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Tippi: A Memoir

Tippi Hedren · Harpercollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood - the star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie - tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time.For decades, Tippi Hedren's...
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In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox

Carol Burnett · Crown Archetype
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven...
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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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The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Strategies for Minecrafters: Everything You Need to Know to Build, Explore, Attack, and Survive in the World of Minecraft

Instructables.com · Skyhorse Pub Co Inc
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Your go-to book for uncovering the secrets of Minecraft!Since it was first released in 2009, Minecraft has exploded in popularity, with more than 35 million copies sold worldwide. The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Strategies for Minecrafters® collects expert advice and detailed instructions...
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Just Getting Started

Tony Bennett · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his second book. In 2012's Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons...
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I'm Just a Person

Tig Notaro · Ecco
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

One of America's most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother...
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Canada

Mike Myers · Doubleday Canada
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this instant national bestseller, comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time....
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition

David Thomson · Knopf; 6 edition
Format: Book

With more than 100 new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska, and Robin Wright, and completely updated,  here from David Thomson—“The greatest living writer on the movies” (John Banville, New Statesman);...
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A Little Thing Called Life : From Elvis's Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn and Songs in Between.

Linda Thompson · Dey Street Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars - Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter...
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Conversations with McCartney

Paul Du Noyer · The Overlook Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The intimate portrayal of one of the most famous men in music, more than half of which is in McCartney's own words.In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London. They asked him to interview the star; McCartney and Du Noyer had met once before and enjoyed...
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Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong

Cheech Marin · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited memoir from a counterculture legend.
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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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Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Michael Schulman · Harper
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep - the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three - that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling...
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Gone 'til november

Lil Wayne. · Penguin Books
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

From rap superstar Lil Wayne comes the long-awaited GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER, a deeply personal and revealing account of his time spent incarcerated on Rikers Island for eight months in 2010.
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We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywoods Most Beloved Movie

Noah Isenberg · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For the 75th anniversary of its premiere -- the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films.Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton....
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She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron

Richard Cohen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship.Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist,...
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Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book

Bobby Bones · Dey Street Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell...
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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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There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative

Stacey Dash · Regnery Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Stacey Dash didn't have the ideal American childhood. Growing up in the South Bronx, her friends were the hustlers, hookers, and gang members who struggled in the face of futility, who sold drugs instead of living on food stamps, who settled matters with fists, knives, and guns because...
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The Brand New Catastrophe

Mike Scalise · Sarabande Books
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny PrizeRaucous family memoir meets medical adventure in this heartfelt, hilarious book exploring the public and private theaters of illness. After a tumor bursts in Mike Scalise's brain, leaving him with a hole in the head and malfunctioning hormones,...
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George lucas : a life

Brian Jay Jones · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George LucasOn May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George...
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Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick · Touchstone
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An "honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable" (Harper's Bazaar) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, and Trolls, "Scrappy Little Nobody...
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Alfred Hitchcock

Peter Ackroyd · Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would...
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There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others

William Daniels · Potomac Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

There I Go Again is a celebrity memoir like no other, revealing the life of a man whose acting career has been so rich that millions of Americans know his face even while they might not recognize his name. William Daniels is an enigma - a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both...
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Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

Peter Ames Carlin · Henry Holt
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames CarlinTo have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months...
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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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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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