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My Last Sigh
My Last Sigh
Written by Luis Bunuel
Format: eBook
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
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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
Format: Hardcover
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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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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
Format: eBook
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
Format: eBook
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 their... 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
Format: Hardcover
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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ISBN: 9780385536684
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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 >
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