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Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker

Lauren Kessler · Da Capo Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

When I was six, my father nicknamed me Laurisa Kesslova because, he said, all great dancers were Russians, and since I was going to be a great dancer, I needed a Russian name. I aim to reclaim that name.When Lauren Kessler was twelve, her ballet instructor crushed not just her dreams of being...
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Frank Sinatra: An Extraordinary Life

Spencer Leigh · Mcnidder & Grace Ltd, 2015.
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

With exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters, and those who knew him, Frank Sinatra: An Extraordinary Life is the definitive account of Sinatra and his career. Published to mark the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.
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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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Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

Alan Cumming · Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.A beloved star of stage, television, and film - "one of the most...
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I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir

Lee Grant · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 463
Format: Hardcover

Born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in New York City, actress Lee Grant spent her youth accumulating more experiences than most people have in a lifetime: from student at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse to member of the leg­endary Actors Studio; from celebrated Broadway star to Vogue "It...
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Taylor Swift: This Is Our Song

Tyler Conroy · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

This October will mark the ten-year anniversary of Taylor Swift's first record and the first decade of her career. To celebrate the occasion, Swift's fans, in collaboration with Simon & Schuster, are teaming up to produce and publish the first major book about the artist New York magazine...
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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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1: Hottest Heads of State: Volume One: The American Presidents

J D Dobson · Holt Paperbacks
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

TigerBeat for U.S. presidents -- a tour of our nation's history through its irresistible commanders-in-chief Is there anything hotter than former U.S. presidents? Obviously, there is not. And yet, until now, there was no way to learn about these handsome and mysterious men that is funny,...
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David Lynch: The Man from Another Place

Dennis Lim · New Harvest
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

At once a pop culture icon, cult figure, and film industry outsider, master filmmaker David Lynch and his work defy easy definition. Dredged from his subconscious mind, Lynch's work is primed to act on our own subconscious, combining heightened, contradictory emotions into something...
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Hope: Entertainer of the Century

Richard Zoglin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Revelatoryfascinating The New York Times The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth century. With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly...
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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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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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Dylan: The Biography

Dennis McDougal · Turner Pub Co
Pages: 555
Format: Print book

The ultimate biography of the musical icon.A groundbreaking and vibrant look at the music hero to generations, DYLAN: The Biography digs deep into Bob Dylan lore -- including subjects Dylan himself left out of Chronicles: Volume One.DYLAN: The Biography focuses on why this beloved artist...
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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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