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True Brit
True Brit
Written by Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters
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ISBN: 9780307417596
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True Brit
The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears
Written by Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

POP PRINCESS

Britney Spears is putting girls back on the map in the pop music world. With the effervescent and intoxicating sounds of her first album, ...Baby One More Time, Britney shot straight to the top of the charts--in just the first week of the album's release. Her ripe style and smart... Read more >
Clapton
Clapton
Written by Eric Clapton
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ISBN: 9780767928427
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Clapton
The Autobiography
Written by Eric Clapton


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

“I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way.”

With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and... Read more >
The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
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ISBN: 9781400096756
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The Toughest Show on Earth

Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
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The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager.

Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full... Read more >
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Check the Technique
Check the Technique
Written by Brian Coleman, Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812977752
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Check the Technique
Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Written by Brian Coleman
Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $20.00

A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals

It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have... Read more >
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Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
Written by Alice Cooper, Kenneth Zimmerman and Keith Zimmerman, Read by Alice Cooper
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ISBN: 9780739344156
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Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
A Rock 'n' Roller's Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict
Written by Alice Cooper, Kenneth Zimmerman and Keith Zimmerman
Read by Alice Cooper


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $13.98

The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons–with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit; a friend dragged the rocker out of... Read more >
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Shakira
Shakira
Written by Maria Sanchez and Sofia Sierra
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ISBN: 9780307391094
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Shakira

Written by Maria Sanchez and Sofia Sierra


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $12.95

Shakira, una mujer que decidió construir su ser y trazar su propio rumbo

Nadie como Shakira ha logrado tan rápidamente parecerse a sus propios sueños: ser famosa, rica, rubia, bella, amada, deseada, a la moda y respetada.
Ésta es Shakira: el rostro desconocido de un ser humano que no llegó de la noche... Read more >
Letters
Letters
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edited by Michael Rose and Peter Washington, Introduction by Lady Wallace
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307266255
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Letters

Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited by Michael Rose and Peter Washington
Introduction by Lady Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $12.50

Mozart's remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. This volume brings together a fascinating selection, giving us a detailed portrait of the composer's life and times. Here are letters to and from Mozart's domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which... Read more >
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The (Strangest) Song
The (Strangest) Song
Written by Teri Sforza, Contribution by Howard Lenhoff and Sylvia Lenhoff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024781
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The (Strangest) Song
One Father's Quest to Help His Daughter Find Her Voice
Written by Teri Sforza
Contribution by Howard Lenhoff and Sylvia Lenhoff


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2006
Price: $26.99

This is the first book to tell the story of Williams syndrome and the extraordinary musicality of many of the people who have it. Interweaving science and the personal in a compelling narrative, author Teri Sforza follows the quest of biochemistry professor Howard Lenhoff to help his mentally handicapped daughter, Gloria... Read more >
My Second Chapter
My Second Chapter
Written by Matthew Ward
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ISBN: 9781400070800
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My Second Chapter
The Matthew Ward Story
Written by Matthew Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $16.99

How one family’s tragedy ultimately revolutionized contemporary Christian music.

Known for such classics as “Easter Song,” the Second Chapter of Acts was one of the major music groups in the forefront of the Jesus movement. But what happened, in the wake of personal tragedy, to bring together a brother and his... Read more >
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Neil and Me
Neil and Me
Written by Scott Young
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771070587
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Neil and Me

Written by Scott Young


Format: Paperback, 392 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2006
Price: $7.99

Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall –... Read more >
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The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307262851
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The Toughest Show on Earth
My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera
Written by Joseph Volpe


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $25.95

A fascinating, anecdote-filled behind-the-scenes look at more than forty years of the highlights, successes, and day-to-day inner workings—all about productions, the divas, and backstage dramas—of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by Joseph Volpe, the only general manager to have risen through the ranks.

This book is the story of Volpe’s years... Read more >
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Pickin' Up the Pieces
Pickin' Up the Pieces
Written by Richie Furay and Michael Roberts
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781578569571
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Pickin' Up the Pieces
The Heart and Soul of Country Rock Pioneer Richie Furay
Written by Richie Furay and Michael Roberts


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $14.99

When a young Richie Furay moved to New York hoping to make it big in folk music, God wasn’t one of his concerns. But destiny was.
Later, when he started Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young and Stephen Stills, it seemed Furay’s destiny had finally arrived. Although the band recorded only three... Read more >
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With Billie
With Billie
Written by Julia Blackburn
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ISBN: 9780375705809
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With Billie
A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day
Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $14.95

Few jazz singers have become icons like Billie Holiday. In With Billie, we hear the voices of those people who knew Billie best: piano players and dancers, pimps and junkies, lovers and narcs, producers and critics, each recalling intimate stories of the Billie they knew. What emerges is a portrait of... Read more >
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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
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ISBN: 9781400077786
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $18.00

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... Read more >
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To a Young Jazz Musician
To a Young Jazz Musician
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812974201
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $12.95

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.
Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”

Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed... Read more >
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The King and I
The King and I
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780767915083
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The King and I
The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette


Format: Trade Paperback, 334 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $19.00

Now in paperback, the scandalous international sensation: brash, candid, and utterly hilarious, Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager tells all.

The name “Luciano Pavarotti” is as central to the world of opera as high C’s and dueling sopranos. Pavarotti has had, quite inarguably, the most successful career in the history of the operatic profession... Read more >
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Wicked Messenger
Wicked Messenger
Written by Mike Marqusee
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ISBN: 9781583226865
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Wicked Messenger
Bob Dylan and the 1960s; Chimes of Freedom, revised and expanded
Written by Mike Marqusee


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $18.95

Bob Dylan’s abrupt abandonment of overtly political songwriting in the mid-1960s caused an uproar among critics and fans. In Wicked Messenger, acclaimed cultural-political commentator Mike Marqusee advances the new thesis that Dylan did not drop politics from his songs but changed the manner of his critique to address the changing political... Read more >
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With the Beatles
With the Beatles
Written by Lewis Lapham
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ISBN: 9780976658320
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With the Beatles

Written by Lewis Lapham


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2005
Price: $12.95

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES is a remarkable book of cultural commentary on that seminal '60s moment.

The ashram in Rishikesh, India was the... Read more >
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Sinatra
Sinatra
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, Read by Scott Brick
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ISBN: 9781415922453
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Sinatra
The Life
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Read by Scott Brick


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $25.00

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swan unveil stunning new information about Sinatra’s links to the Mafia, his crowded love life and his tangled relationships... Read more >
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Sinatra
Sinatra
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, Read by Tony Roberts
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ISBN: 9780739322154
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Sinatra
The Life
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Read by Tony Roberts


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2005
Price: $17.48

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swan unveil stunning new information about Sinatra’s links to the Mafia, his crowded love life and his tangled relationships... Read more >
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So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star
So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star
Written by Jacob Slichter
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ISBN: 9780767914710
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So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star
How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life
Written by Jacob Slichter


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.99

After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were a vain illusion. Then he was recruited by two of his successful musician friends to form a band that became Semisonic. Who could forget the smash single “Closing Time,”... Read more >
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Bruce Springsteen's America
Bruce Springsteen's America
Written by Robert Coles
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ISBN: 9780812973006
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Bruce Springsteen's America
The People Listening, A Poet Singing
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.00

In this compelling book, Robert Coles, the celebrated Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author, turns his attention to popular music legend Bruce Springsteen, and to the powerful impact Springsteen’s work has had both on the lives of his audience and on this country’s literary tradition. Coles places Springsteen in the pantheon... Read more >
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The King and I
The King and I
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385514149
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The King and I
The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $16.99

Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager and friend tells all. All.

The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year-old business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during which Breslin guided what he calls, justifiably, “the greatest career in classical music.” During that career, Breslin moved Pavarotti out of the... Read more >
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Cary Grant: A Biography
Cary Grant: A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot, Read by Marc Eliot
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781415917305
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Cary Grant: A Biography

Written by Marc Eliot
Read by Marc Eliot


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 3, 2004
Price: $22.50

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Queen
Queen
Written by Nadine Cohodas
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375421488
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Queen
The Life and Music of Dinah Washington
Written by Nadine Cohodas


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $28.50

Queen is the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life and soulful music of the great Dinah Washington.

A gospel star at fifteen, she was discovered by jazz great Lionel Hampton at eighteen, and for the rest of her life was on the road, playing clubs, or singing in the... Read more >
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