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Lizard Tales
Lizard Tales
Written by Ron Shirley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385347273
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Lizard Tales
The Wit and Wisdom of Ron Shirley
Written by Ron Shirley


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $9.99

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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With Billie
With Billie
Written by Julia Blackburn
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ISBN: 9780307829214
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With Billie
A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day
Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

From Julia Blackburn, an author whose ability to conjure lives from other times and places is so vivid that one suspects she sees ghosts, here is a portrait of a woman whose voice continues to haunt anyone who hears it.

Billie Holiday’s life is inseparable from an account of her troubles, her... Read more >
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The Journals of Spalding Gray
The Journals of Spalding Gray
Written by Spalding Gray, Edited by Nell Casey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307474919
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The Journals of Spalding Gray

Written by Spalding Gray
Edited by Nell Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00

Riveting, funny, heartbreaking, at once raw and lyrical: these journals reveal the extraordinary inner life of the actor-writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the form in such celebrated works as Swimming to Cambodia.
 
Begun when he was twenty-five, Spalding Gray's journals reflect on his childhood; his craving for success...

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The Redgraves
The Redgraves
Written by Donald Spoto
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ISBN: 9780307720177
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The Redgraves
A Family Epic
Written by Donald Spoto


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

The dramatic, poignant and revealing saga of the Redgraves, one of history's greatest families of actors.

For more than a century, the Redgraves have defined theater and film while captivating the public eye. Their history is a rich tapestry of singu­larly talented individuals whose influence is felt to this day, yet... Read more >
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307453228
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Steve McQueen
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00

Steve McQueen is one of America’s legendary movie stars best known for his hugely successful film career in classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towering Inferno as well as for his turbulent life off-screen and impeccable style. His unforgettable physical beauty... Read more >
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Morning Glory
Morning Glory
Written by Linda Dahl
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824523
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Morning Glory
A Biography of Mary Lou Williams
Written by Linda Dahl


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $19.99

Mary Lou Williams -- pianist, arranger, composer, and probably the most influential woman in the history of jazz -- receives the attention she has long deserved in the definitive biography by a leading scholar of women in jazz.

The illegitimate child of an impoverished and indifferent mother, Williams began performing publicly at... Read more >
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Written by Mindy Kaling
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ISBN: 9780307886279
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Written by Mindy Kaling


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.00

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one...

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Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307952387
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Michael Douglas
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, from critically acclaimed  and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot
 
Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry’s most... Read more >
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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: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307887863
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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: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $24.00

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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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
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ISBN: 9780307887887
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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: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $9.99

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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Madcap May
Madcap May
Written by Richard Kurin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343260
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Madcap May
Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope
Written by Richard Kurin


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $27.95

May Yohe was a popular entertainer from humble American origins who married and then abandoned a wealthy English Lord who owned the fabled Hope diamond--one of the most valuable objects in the world and now exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. May was a romantic who had numerous lovers... Read more >
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Madcap May
Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope
Written by Richard Kurin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $27.95

May Yohe was a popular entertainer from humble American origins who married and then abandoned a wealthy English Lord who owned the fabled Hope diamond--one of the most valuable objects in the world and now exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. May was a romantic who had numerous lovers... Read more >
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Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes
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ISBN: 9780307742957
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Hedy's Folly
The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.
 
Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that...

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Space Is the Place
Space Is the Place
Written by John F. Szwed
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ISBN: 9780307822444
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Space Is the Place
The Lives and Times of Sun Ra
Written by John F. Szwed


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $14.99

Always riveting, Space Is the Place is the definitive biography of "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz"  (The New York Times)—unparalleled for his purposeful outlandishness, a man who exerted a powerful influence over a vast array of artists.

Sun Ra—a/k/a Herman Poole "Sonny  Blount—was born in Alabama on May... Read more >
Marilyn & Me
Marilyn & Me
Written by Lawrence Schiller
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ISBN: 9780385536677
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Marilyn & Me
A Photographer's Memories
Written by Lawrence Schiller


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $20.00

An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

"With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put...

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Marilyn & Me
Marilyn & Me
Written by Lawrence Schiller
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Marilyn & Me
A Photographer's Memories
Written by Lawrence Schiller


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $10.99

An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

"With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put...

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My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business
My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business
Written by Dick Van Dyke
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ISBN: 9780307592248
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My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business
A Memoir
Written by Dick Van Dyke


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $15.00

Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles.
           
His trailblazing television program, The Dick Van... Read more >
Robert Redford
Robert Redford
Written by Michael Feeney Callan
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ISBN: 9780307475961
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Robert Redford
The Biography
Written by Michael Feeney Callan


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $17.95

Robert Redford is among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation, renowned for his iconic roles as the Sundance Kid, Bob Woodward and Jay Gatsby, and celebrated for his fierce commitment to environmental causes, independent filmmaking, and his Sundance Film Festival. Yet only now, in this revelatory biography written...

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Both of Us
Both of Us
Written by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll
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ISBN: 9780307954848
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Both of Us
My Life with Farrah
Written by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $13.99

Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett. He was the handsome Academy Award–nominated star of Paper Moon and the classic romance Love Story. She was the beautiful, all-American Charlie’s Angel, whose poster adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys everywhere. One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has... Read more >
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Both of Us
Both of Us
Written by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll, Read by Ryan O'Neal
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ISBN: 9780307988515
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Both of Us
My Life with Farrah
Written by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll
Read by Ryan O'Neal


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $35.00

RYAN O’NEAL AND FARRAH FAWCETT.
One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has captivated fans and media alike for more than three decades. Fans of each other from afar, Ryan and Farrah met through her husband, Lee Majors, and fell passionately in love. Soon, however, reality threatened... Read more >
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Both of Us
Both of Us
Written by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll, Read by Ryan O'Neal
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ISBN: 9780307988522
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Both of Us
My Life with Farrah
Written by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll
Read by Ryan O'Neal


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 1, 2012
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RYAN O’NEAL AND FARRAH FAWCETT.
One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has captivated fans and media alike for more than three decades. Fans of each other from afar, Ryan and Farrah met through her husband, Lee Majors, and fell passionately in love. Soon, however, reality threatened... Read more >
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Evel
Evel
Written by Leigh Montville
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ISBN: 9780767930529
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Evel
The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
Written by Leigh Montville


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $16.95

Evel Knievel, the father of extreme sports, was a high-flying daredevil. He was the personification of excitement and danger and showmanship, and represented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was this man in red, white, and blue?
 
With characteristic flair and insight...

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In Spite of Myself
In Spite of Myself
Written by Christopher Plummer
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ISBN: 9780345803221
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In Spite of Myself

Written by Christopher Plummer


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $17.95

A vibrant, exuberant self-portrait of one of today’s greatest living actors.
 
Christopher Plummer’s magnificent book recounts the wild adventure that is his life, stretching from a privileged childhood in Canada to the glorious, star-studded New York of the fifties to a sensational career in film appearing in some of our most beloved...

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Then Again
Then Again
Written by Diane Keaton, Contribution by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780812980950
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Then Again

Written by Diane Keaton
Contribution by Anna Quindlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $16.00

The trade paperback edition of Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir includes a new Afterword about the bonds between mother and daughter.

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Janet Maslin, The New York Times • People • Vogue
 
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Financial...
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My Happy Days in Hollywood
My Happy Days in Hollywood
Written by Garry Marshall, Read by Garry Marshall
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ISBN: 9780307970480
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My Happy Days in Hollywood
A Memoir
Written by Garry Marshall
Read by Garry Marshall


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $40.00

With the television hits The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy, and movies like The Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Pretty Woman, and The Princess Diaries under his belt, Garry Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America for more than five decades... Read more >
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