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Born a Crime

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * Newsday...
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The Rain in Portugal: Poems

Billy Collins · Random House
Pages: 108
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering nearly fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him "America's favorite poet." The Rain...
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American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business

Tommy Hilfiger · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In this tale of grit and glamour, setbacks and comebacks, business and pop culture icon Tommy Hilfiger shares his extraordinary life story for the first time. Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global...
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Always a Bridesmaid

Jen Glantz · Atria Books
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, and Katie Heaney, a hilarious and insightful memoir about one New York City Millennial's journey to find herself, her dream career, and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid.After moving...
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Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent

Brian Kellow · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"To call Sue Mengers a 'character' is an understatement, unless the word is written in all-caps, followed by an exclamation point and modified by an expletive. And based on Brian Kellow's assessment in his thoroughly researched Can I Go Now? even that description may be playing...
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You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want

Sarah Knight · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

You Do You is a down-to-earth, irreverent, and no-holds-barred guide to letting go of the weight of others' expectations and doubling down on your dreams to find real, lasting happiness.First, bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight taught you to shed unwanted guilt and obligations...
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Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days

Tavis Smiley · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

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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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

KEVIN HART · Atria / 37 INK
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt,...
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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

James McBride · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the "real" James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul...
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The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Melissa Rivers · Crown Archetype
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

Joan Rivers was known all over the world - from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities...
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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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Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green

Jimmy McDonough · Da Capo Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

With songs like "Love and Happiness," "I'm Still in Love with You," and "Tired of Being Alone," Al Green is considered by many to be the greatest soul singer of all time. He has sold more than 20 million records, been sampled by countless hip-hop artists, and even...
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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

Charlamagne Tha God · Touchstone
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

Instant New York Times Bestseller Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off," co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental...
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The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game

James Eade · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover - Revised Ed.

Master the ancient art of chess, the game of kings. Now, novice players can learn quickly and at a glance the key techniques and classic moves of the chess masters. This fully revised and updated edition includes basic and advanced tactics, combinations, sacrifices, pawn structures, and annotated...
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Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!

Big Freedia · Gallery Books
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

From the eponymous star of the most popular reality show in Fuse TV's history, this no-holds-barred memoir tells the story of a gay, self-proclaimed mama's boy who exploded onto the formerly underground Bounce music scene - a hip-hop subgenre - and found acceptance, healing, self-expression,...
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The Batsford Book of Chess: From Beginner to Winner

Sean Marsh · B T Batsford Ltd
Pages: 208
Format: Book

Go from tentative beginner to formidable player! This complete chess course contains everything novices need to know, from basic strategies to advanced tactics. References to world-class champions like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal bring the concepts to life; "Quick Start" reference...
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Black Hollywood: From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Movies

Kimberly Fain · Praeger
Format: Hardcover

This thought-provoking work examines the dehumanizing depictions of black males in the movies since 1910, analyzing images that were once imposed on black men and are now appropriated and manipulated by them. Discusses the social, historical, and literary evolution of African American male...
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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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Walking with the Muses: A Memoir

Pat Cleveland · 37 INK
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

An exciting account of the international adventures of fashion model Pat Cleveland - one of the first black supermodels during the wild sixties and seventies.New York in the sixties and seventies was glamorous and gritty at the same time, a place where people like Warhol, Avedon, and Halston...
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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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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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Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

Neal Gabler · Yale University Press 2016.
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful...talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment - from a popular vocalist...
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The Science of Game of Thrones

Helen Keen · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A myth-busting, jaw-dropping, fun-filled tour through the science of your favorite fantastical world. Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen uncovers the astounding science behind the mystical, blood-soaked world of Game of Thrones, answering questions like: Is it possible...
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The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor

Harvard Lampoon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon - the spawning ground for Hollywood's elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists - revealing the hidden gems from their 140-year history.Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood's best and most...
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Troublemaker : surviving Hollywood and Scientology

Leah Remini · Ballantine Books
Pages: 234
Format: Print book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology. Leah Remini...
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The Last Black Unicorn

TIFFANY HADDISH · Gallery Books
Pages: 288
Format: eBook

From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods...
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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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The Only Pirate at the Party

Lindsey Stirling · Gallery Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box.A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome...
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Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

L a Reid · Harpercollins
Pages: 390
Format: Book

In this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend.Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer...
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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Jennifer Weiner · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Book

"I'm mad Jennifer Weiner's first book of essays is as wonderful as her fiction. You will love this book and wish she was your friend." - Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me? "A fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave book. I was spellbound from the first page...
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I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Luvvie Ajayi · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 241
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller#1 Washington Post Bestseller"A truth-riot of a book!" -- Shonda RhimesComedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essaysWith over 500,000...
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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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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Lindy West · Hachette Books
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women," Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits SHRILL,...
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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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The Keys

DJ Khaled. · Crown Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Finally, the book They don't want you to read is here - The Keys will reveal DJ Khaled's philosophy for success, featuring stories from his own life as he breaks down all of the major keys, including: "The key is to weather the storm. It's gonna rain some days. That's how it is."...
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