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The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture

Dan Goldberg · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

FEATURING: IAN BOGOST - LEIGH ALEXANDER - ZOE QUINN - ANITA SARKEESIAN & KATHERINE CROSS - IAN SHANAHAN - ANNA ANTHROPY - EVAN NARCISSE - HUSSEIN IBRAHIM - CARA ELLISON & BRENDAN KEOGH - DAN GOLDING - DAVID JOHNSTON - WILLIAM KNOBLAUCH - MERRITT KOPAS - OLA WIKANDERThe State of Play...
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Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement: A Year Inside the Optimization Movement

Carl Cederstrom · OR Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

In these pages, the authors of the widely-acclaimed Wellness Syndrome throw themselves headlong into the techniques of self-optimization, a burgeoning movement that seeks to transcend the limits placed on us as mere humans, whether the feebleness of our bodies or our mental incapacities....
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Politics and Film: The Political Culture of Television and Movies

Daniel P Franklin · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover

Politics and Film examines popular movies and television shows as indicators of social and political trends to explore the political culture of the United States. Updated to include the popular and controversial movies and shows American Sniper, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black,...
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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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Fifty Cents and a Box Top: The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy

Charlie McCoy · West Virginia University Press
Pages: 235
Format: Paperback

From Ann-Margret to Bob Dylan and George Jones to Simon & Garfunkel, Nashville harmonica virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Charlie McCoy has contributed to some of the most successful recordings of country, pop, and rock music of the last six decades. As the leader of the Hee Haw "Million-Dollar...
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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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The Anthology Part 1 Limited Edition

Garth Brooks · Pearl Records
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The first five years were filled with high adventure, with dreams coming true, with new friendships beginning and old friendships growing. Most of all, though, the years were filled with music being made. We thought about songs night and day, chased the things. I was surrounded by songwriters,...
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Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer

James Veitch · Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback

"Dear valued recipient, My late father was Gold and Diamond merchant and he has merchandise (250kgs Gold Dust) for safe keep. I am here seeking an assistance of a reliable and trustworthy person to take these goods out for investment - " We've all had those blatant scamming...
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Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities

Nate Garrelts · McFarland
Format: Print book

Since its official release in 2011, Minecraft has sold over 48 million copies across all gaming platforms. The premise of Minecraft is simple: destroy, collect, build and interact in a world made entirely of colored cubes. Unlike Lego blocks or other construction toys, Minecraft's digital...
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Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story

Chris Nashawaty · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"This is a tough, sharp history of comedy and competitiveness, of rising stars and brilliant upstarts. Of difficult egos, awful behavior, fragile friendships, bursts of inspiration, and blizzards of cocaine -- told by the survivors and shaped by Chris Nashawaty's welcome insight and perspective."...
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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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Springsteen: Album by Album

RYAN WHITE · Sterling
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The definitive illustrated book on "The Boss" - now in an updated paperback edition! Renowned for his passionate songwriting, galvanizing live shows, and political activism, Bruce Springsteen stands astride the rock 'n' roll stage like a colossus - and the iconic rocker...
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The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World

JOY BEHAR · Harper
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

One of our most beloved comedians, the brilliantly witty and outspoken star of The View, hits the most unpopular President ever elected where it hurts - and makes us laugh and cheer - in this hilarious alphabetical guide to everything that's wrong with the "Orange One," Donald...
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Single State of Mind

Andi Dorfman · Gallery Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Andi Dorfman, breakout star of ABC's The Bachelorette and New York Times bestselling author of It's Not Okay, returns with this new collection of her adventures as a still-single gal surviving and thriving in New York City.Sharing moments like finding her first New York apartment (the front...
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A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back

David Hallberg · Touchstone
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New York Times described as "the foremost classical stylist of our day," presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage...
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