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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
Written by Tony Danza
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307887870
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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
Written by Tony Danza


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $14.00

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students. 
 
Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to... Read more >
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In Spite of Myself
In Spite of Myself
Written by Christopher Plummer, Read by Christopher Plummer
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385359696
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In Spite of Myself

Written by Christopher Plummer
Read by Christopher Plummer


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $25.00

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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Inside Out
Inside Out
Written by Walter Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780804150484
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Inside Out
A Memoir of the Blacklist
Written by Walter Bernstein


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $12.99

In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling his writing careers in Hollywood and then television, Bernstein tells of the blacklisting for communism which brought ostracism... Read more >
Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307986566
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $26.00

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $14.99

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen, Read by Emma Bering
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ISBN: 9780385362528
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Read by Emma Bering


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.50

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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More Stories of Famous Operas
More Stories of Famous Operas
Written by Ernest Newman
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ISBN: 9780307830821
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More Stories of Famous Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $15.99

This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, Thaïs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakmé, Les Huguenots, Così fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelléas and... Read more >
My Life with Cleopatra
My Life with Cleopatra
Written by Walter Wanger and Joe Hyams, Afterword by Kenneth Turan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804051
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My Life with Cleopatra
The Making of a Hollywood Classic
Written by Walter Wanger and Joe Hyams
Afterword by Kenneth Turan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.00

Cleopatra faced countless problems during its filming and production: passionate casting disputes, broken contracts, a costly re-location from London to Rome, an emergency tracheotomy for its star, Elizabeth Taylor, scandal-ridden gossip surrounding relationships on set, and a budget of $2 million that ballooned to final costs of $44 million. Legendary producer Walter... Read more >
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My Life with Cleopatra
My Life with Cleopatra
Written by Walter Wanger and Joe Hyams, Afterword by Kenneth Turan
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ISBN: 9780345804068
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My Life with Cleopatra
The Making of a Hollywood Classic
Written by Walter Wanger and Joe Hyams
Afterword by Kenneth Turan


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $11.99

Cleopatra faced countless problems during its filming and production: passionate casting disputes, broken contracts, a costly re-location from London to Rome, an emergency tracheotomy for its star, Elizabeth Taylor, scandal-ridden gossip surrounding relationships on set, and a budget of $2 million that ballooned to final costs of $44 million. Legendary producer Walter... Read more >
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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770436209
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $26.00

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is...

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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson
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ISBN: 9780770436216
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $11.99

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is...

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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson, Read by Marc Cashman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385366366
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson
Read by Marc Cashman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.00

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is...

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Cagney
Cagney
Written by John McCabe
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ISBN: 9780307830999
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Cagney

Written by John McCabe


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $15.99

John McCabe's participation in the writing of James Cagney's autobiography, the many years of friendship that followed, and an intense period of interview and discussion in preparation for a musical comedy based on Cagney's life--a show that never saw the light of day--make him Cagney's ideal biographer. And, indeed, he has... Read more >
Tragic Muse
Tragic Muse
Written by Rachel Brownstein
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ISBN: 9780307831828
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Tragic Muse
Rachel of the Comedie-Francaise
Written by Rachel Brownstein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $18.99

Rachel Felix (1821-58), the homely daughter of poor Jewish peddlers, was the first stage actress to achieve international stardom - and the last person one would have expected to resurrect the cultural patrimony of France. Yet her passionate, startling performances of the works of Racine and Corneille saved them from almost... Read more >
Attempting Normal
Attempting Normal
Written by Marc Maron
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ISBN: 9780679644132
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Attempting Normal

Written by Marc Maron


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

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People make a mess.
 
Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and... Read more >
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Attempting Normal
Attempting Normal
Written by Marc Maron, Read by Marc Maron
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ISBN: 9780385363594
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Attempting Normal

Written by Marc Maron
Read by Marc Maron


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $15.00

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People make a mess.
 
Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and... Read more >
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My Last Sigh
My Last Sigh
Written by Luis Bunuel
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ISBN: 9780345803702
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My Last Sigh
The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel
Written by Luis Bunuel


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

A provocative memoir from Luis Buñuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.

Luis Buñuel’s films have the power to shock, inspire, and reinvent our world. Now, in a memoir that carries all the surrealism... Read more >
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My Last Sigh
My Last Sigh
Written by Luis Bunuel
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ISBN: 9780345803719
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My Last Sigh
The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel
Written by Luis Bunuel


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $11.99

A provocative memoir from Luis Buñuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.

Luis Buñuel’s films have the power to shock, inspire, and reinvent our world. Now, in a memoir that carries all the surrealism... Read more >
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Conversations with Scorsese
Conversations with Scorsese
Written by Richard Schickel
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ISBN: 9780307388797
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Conversations with Scorsese

Written by Richard Schickel


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $24.95

Now in paperback, and with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director.

With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life... Read more >
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Control the Crazy
Control the Crazy
Written by Vinny Guadagnino and Samantha Rose
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ISBN: 9780307987266
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Control the Crazy
My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool
Written by Vinny Guadagnino and Samantha Rose


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $14.00

Vinny Guadagnino, star of Jersey Shore, discusses his lifelong struggle to control the effects of social anxiety and stress, and teaches readers the tools and techniques he's used to stay calm and maintain his sanity in all types of crazy situations--both on and off the show.

For more than a decade Vinny... Read more >
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John Wayne: The Legend and the Man
John Wayne: The Legend and the Man
Written by John Wayne Enterprises, Contribution by Patricia Bosworth, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Ronald Reagan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875902
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John Wayne: The Legend and the Man
An Exclusive Look Inside Duke's Archive
Written by John Wayne Enterprises
Contribution by Patricia Bosworth, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Ronald Reagan


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $45.00

An undisputed American icon, John Wayne is recognized the world over for his signature drawl and confident swagger; the ultimate personification of American courage and honor. This fall, John Wayne Enterprises has chosen powerHouse Books to produce the first-ever exclusively authorized photographic record of his life, both on-screen and off.

John... Read more >
A Light That Never Goes Out
A Light That Never Goes Out
Written by Tony Fletcher
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307715975
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A Light That Never Goes Out
The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
Written by Tony Fletcher


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.

They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday... Read more >
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A Light That Never Goes Out
A Light That Never Goes Out
Written by Tony Fletcher
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ISBN: 9780307715951
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A Light That Never Goes Out
The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
Written by Tony Fletcher


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $30.00

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.

They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday... Read more >
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My Song
My Song
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
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ISBN: 9780307473424
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My Song
A Memoir of Art, Race, and Defiance
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.00

An eloquently told personal account of an era of enormous cultural and political change, which reveals Harry Belafonte as not only one of America’s greatest entertainers, but also one of our most profoundly influential activists.
 
Harry Belafonte spent his childhood in both Harlem and Jamaica, where the toughness of the city and...

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Lizard Tales
Lizard Tales
Written by Ron Shirley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385347266
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Lizard Tales
The Wit and Wisdom of Ron Shirley
Written by Ron Shirley


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $15.00

The star of TruTV's hit show, Lizard Lick Towing, shares stories of life as a small-town repo man, as well as the "Ron-isms" and "Ron-osophy" he is known for.

Crazier than a sack of rabid weasels?
Country as cornflakes?
Gooder than grits?
You bet he is!
 
Week after week, millions of viewers tune in to Lizard... Read more >
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