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The Heart of a Woman
The Heart of a Woman
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780812980325
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The Heart of a Woman

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.00

In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and begins to take part in the struggle of black Americans for... Read more >
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The Heart of a Woman
The Heart of a Woman
Written by Dr. Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9781588369246
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The Heart of a Woman

Written by Dr. Maya Angelou


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired  countless readers with the first three volumes of  her autobiography, one of the most remarkable  personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth  volume, The Heart of a Woman, her  turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the  singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous  New York City. There, at... Read more >
All in Good Time
All in Good Time
Written by Jonathan Schwartz
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ISBN: 9780307554192
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All in Good Time
A Memoir
Written by Jonathan Schwartz


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

All in Good Time is a luminous memoir about growing up in the shadow of the golden age of songwriting and Sinatra, from the celebrated radio personality and novelist Jonathan Schwartz.

“Dancing in the Dark.” “That’s Entertainment.” “By Myself.” “You and the Night and the Music.” They are part of the American... Read more >
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John Osborne
John Osborne
Written by John Heilpern
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ISBN: 9780307557179
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John Osborne
The Many Lives of the Angry Young Man
Written by John Heilpern


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $13.99

John Osborne, the original Angry Young Man, shocked and transformed British theater in the 1950s with his play Look Back in Anger. This startling biography–the first to draw on the secret notebooks in which he recorded his anguish and depression–reveals the notorious rebel in all his heartrending complexity.

Through a working-class... Read more >
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One Tree Hunks
One Tree Hunks
Written by Christine Roberts
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ISBN: 9780307489111
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One Tree Hunks
The Unauthorized Biographies of Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty
Written by Christine Roberts


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $3.99

Recounts the lives and careers of the actors portrayed as half-brothers with little in common other than their love of basketball in the popular television series, "One Tree Hill." Read more >
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Geeky Dreamboats
Geeky Dreamboats
Written by Sarah O'Brien and Lacey Soslow
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594743320
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Geeky Dreamboats

Written by Sarah O'Brien and Lacey Soslow


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2009
Price: $12.95

Geeky + Dreamy. What’s not to love?
 
From Michael Cera and John Krasinski to Stephen Colbert and Andy Samberg, Geeky Dreamboats celebrates the men who make geekiness the ultimate aphrodisiac.
 
     •  Adam Brody
     •  Wes Anderson
     •  Mark Ruffalo
     •  Mos Def
     • ... Read more >
Under Their Thumb
Under Their Thumb
Written by Bill German
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400066223
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Under Their Thumb
How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up with the Rolling Stones (and Lived to Tell About It)
Written by Bill German


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $25.00

"German is party to all sort of Stones' doings, many of which are enjoyable, quite a few of which are scandalous. Great rock 'n' roll Babylon stuff."
- Booklist (Starred Review)

"The epic tale of an obsessive teenager who launched a Rolling Stones fanzine and spent the next two decades capturing the band’s... Read more >
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Cary Grant
Cary Grant
Written by Marc Eliot
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307554970
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Cary Grant
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $12.99

“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”
—Cary Grant

He is Hollywood’s most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village of Bristol, England. Combining the captivating beauty... Read more >
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Eleonora Duse
Eleonora Duse
Written by Helen Sheehy
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ISBN: 9780307484222
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Eleonora Duse
A Biography
Written by Helen Sheehy


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $19.99

A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal.

Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer... Read more >
The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein
The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein
Written by Martin Duberman
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ISBN: 9780307549679
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The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein

Written by Martin Duberman


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $17.99

A rich and revelatory biography of one of the crucial cultural figures of the twentieth century.

Lincoln Kirstein’s contributions to the nation’s life, as both an intellectual force and advocate of the arts, were unparalleled. While still an undergraduate, he started the innovative literary journal Hound and Horn, as well as... Read more >
Try to Tell the Story
Try to Tell the Story
Written by David Thomson
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ISBN: 9780307271334
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Try to Tell the Story

Written by David Thomson


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $11.99

David Thomson, one of our most celebrated film writers, gives us a haunting, fascinating memoir about growing up as an only child in wartime England.  He was born in London in the aftermath of the war, where he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and upstairs tenant, Miss Davis.  He remembers... Read more >
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Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
Written by Robert Schnakenberg, Illustrated by Mario Zucca
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ISBN: 9781594744341
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Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Greatest Directors
Written by Robert Schnakenberg
Illustrated by Mario Zucca


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $16.95

Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers.
 
With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the little-known secrets of all your favorite directors. Why did Charlie Chaplin refuse to bathe for weeks at... Read more >
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I Killed
I Killed
Written by Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff
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ISBN: 9780307496041
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I Killed
True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics
Written by Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

In a hilarious look at real life on the comedy circuit, some of America's most famous comics share their own stories of life on the road, gigs gone wrong, and unexpected, zany moments, with contributions by Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, and... Read more >
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Pop Princesses
Pop Princesses
Written by Beth Peters
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ISBN: 9780307489654
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Pop Princesses

Written by Beth Peters


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

THE GIRL'S CLUB

They're young, they're beautiful, and they're changing the face of pop music with their dazzling talent and style!

Christina Aguilera: This GENIE IN A BOTTLE is making all her wishes come true!
Destiny's Child: THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL!  With one Grammy nomination already, this group is headed for great things.
Jessica Simpson... Read more >
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Warrior Queen
Warrior Queen
Written by Scott Edelman
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ISBN: 9780307492951
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Warrior Queen
The Totally Unauthorized Story of Joanie Laurer
Written by Scott Edelman


Format: eBook, 184 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

LADIES FIRST--OR ELSE!

With her body of death, quick-fire moves, and show-no-mercy attitude, Joanie Laurer, also known as "Chyna," has definitely earned her nickname: The Ninth Wonder of the World. Not content to play with the girls, Joanie has belted her way into the men's division where she more than holds her... Read more >
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Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Written by David Thomson
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ISBN: 9780307488794
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Nicole Kidman

Written by David Thomson


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman—and what it means to be a top actress today. At once life story, love letter, and critical analysis, this is not merely a book about who Kidman... Read more >
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Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
Written by Michael Sragow
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375407482
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Victor Fleming
An American Movie Master
Written by Michael Sragow


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2008
Price: $40.00

The full-length, definitive biography of the legendary director of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres–westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family entertainment, screwball comedies, buddy pictures, romances... Read more >
Nureyev
Nureyev
Written by Julie Kavanagh
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ISBN: 9780375704727
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Nureyev
The Life
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $22.00

Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most iconic dancers of the twentieth century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage.

In this superb biography, Julie Kavanagh deftly brings... Read more >
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In Spite of Myself
In Spite of Myself
Written by Christopher Plummer
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ISBN: 9780679421627
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In Spite of Myself
A Memoir
Written by Christopher Plummer


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $35.00

A rollicking, rich portrait of a life. And what a life! By one of today’s greatest living actors.

He was born a Canadian on a Friday the thirteenth in 1929—the year of the Crash. His boyhood was one of privilege: an ancestor was a Governor General; his great-grandfather Sir John Abbott was... Read more >
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In Spite of Myself
In Spite of Myself
Written by Christopher Plummer
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ISBN: 9780307271167
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In Spite of Myself

Written by Christopher Plummer


Format: eBook, 660 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $13.99

A rollicking, rich portrait of a life. And what a life! By one of today’s greatest living actors, In Spite of Myself is seamlessly written, with stories that make us laugh out loud and that make real the fascinating, complex, exuberant adventure that is the actor’s (at least this actor’s) life.

... Read more >
Spellbound by Beauty
Spellbound by Beauty
Written by Donald Spoto
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ISBN: 9780307449979
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Spellbound by Beauty
Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies
Written by Donald Spoto


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $11.99

“The trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough.”
—Alfred Hitchcock

It is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the beautiful, legendary and talented actresses he directed. And when he did, his remarks were mostly indifferent and often hostile. But his leading ladies... Read more >
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This Time, This Place
This Time, This Place
Written by Jack Valenti
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ISBN: 9780307346650
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This Time, This Place
My Life in War, the White House, and Hollywood
Written by Jack Valenti


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $15.95

“[Jack Valenti] lived his life as a gentleman and patriot...He might have been the last of the breed.” —New York Times

An Influential and Varied Life

The list of notable names—people that Jack Valenti knew and with whom he worked—is astonishing. Aside from LBJ, there were Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Kirk Douglas, Frank... Read more >
American Prince
American Prince
Written by Tony Curtis and Peter Golenbock, Read by Mitchell Greenberg
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739368633
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American Prince
A Memoir
Written by Tony Curtis and Peter Golenbock
Read by Mitchell Greenberg


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $15.00

“All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies.”

He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm... Read more >
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American Prince
American Prince
Written by Tony Curtis and Peter Golenbock
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ISBN: 9780307449467
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American Prince
A Memoir
Written by Tony Curtis and Peter Golenbock


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $11.99

“All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies.”

He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm... Read more >
Mere Anarchy
Mere Anarchy
Written by Woody Allen
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ISBN: 9780812979503
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Mere Anarchy

Written by Woody Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $15.00

Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent... Read more >
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