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All of Me
All of Me
Written by Anne Murray and Michael Posner
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ISBN: 9780307373090
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All of Me

Written by Anne Murray and Michael Posner


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $14.99

In this revealing autobiography, Canada’s first lady of song, for the first time, tells the whole story of her astonishing 40-year career in show biz. It is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved, and the prices that had to be paid.

“After ‘Snowbird’ hit, I was swept up like Dorothy... Read more >
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Spellbound by Beauty
Spellbound by Beauty
Written by Donald Spoto
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ISBN: 9780307351319
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Spellbound by Beauty
Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies
Written by Donald Spoto


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $17.99

"Fascinating . . . probes an even darker side of Hitchcock." –Newsday

It is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the legendary actresses he directed–including Ingrid Bergman, Kim Novak, and Grace Kelly. But his leading ladies greatly enriched his films, and many of... Read more >
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I Am the New Black
I Am the New Black
Written by Tracy Morgan and Anthony Bozza
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ISBN: 9781588369413
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I Am the New Black

Written by Tracy Morgan and Anthony Bozza


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.99

The outrageously funny, heartbreaking, and surprising story of Tracy Morgan's rise from ghetto wiseass to superstar comedian.

Who is Tracy Morgan? The wildly unpredictable funnyman who rocketed to fame on Saturday Night Live? The Emmy-nominated actor behind the sly and ingenious character Tracy Jordan on the award-winning hit sitcom 30 Rock, whose... Read more >
Robert Altman
Robert Altman
Written by Mitchell Zuckoff
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ISBN: 9780307273352
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Robert Altman

Written by Mitchell Zuckoff


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.99

Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography.  After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a stint flying bombers in World War II, and jobs ranging from dog tattoo entrepreneur to television director, Robert Altman burst onto the scene in 1970...

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American Rebel
American Rebel
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307462497
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American Rebel
The Life of Clint Eastwood
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $12.99

As an actor, he seduces us with his tough-guy charm. As a director and producer, he amazes us with his artistry and technical savvy. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, one of film's greatest living legends, represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema.

In American... Read more >
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We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
Written by Paul Shaffer and David Ritz
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ISBN: 9780385532211
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We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
A Swingin' Show-biz Saga
Written by Paul Shaffer and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

Paul Shaffer—born and bred music junkie and longtime leader of David Letterman’s Late Show band—opens up in this candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir.  From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to being the first musical director of Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage... Read more >
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We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
Written by Paul Shaffer and David Ritz, Read by Paul Shaffer
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ISBN: 9781415967065
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We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
A Swingin' Showbiz Saga
Written by Paul Shaffer and David Ritz
Read by Paul Shaffer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $17.50

From Paul Shaffer, lifelong music junkie, hipster, and longtime leader of David Letterman's band, comes a candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir of a life in-and love of-show business.

How does a kid go from a remote Canadian town at the tip of Lake Superior to the bright lights of Broadway and... Read more >
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Going to the Movies
Going to the Movies
Written by Syd Field
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ISBN: 9780307569578
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Going to the Movies
A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter).

A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field.

What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary?... Read more >
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Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute
Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute
Written by George Stevens, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307518125
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Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute

Written by George Stevens, Jr.


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2009
Price: $15.99

The first book to bring together these interviews of master moviemakers from the American Film Institute’s renowned seminars, Conversations with the Great Moviemakers offers an unmatched history of American cinema in the words of its greatest practitioners.

Here are the incomparable directors Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang... Read more >
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Lowside of the Road
Lowside of the Road
Written by Barney Hoskyns
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767931465
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Lowside of the Road
A Life of Tom Waits
Written by Barney Hoskyns


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $14.99

With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for... Read more >
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Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Written by Shawn Levy, Read by Marc Cashman
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ISBN: 9780307576569
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Paul Newman
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy
Read by Marc Cashman


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also... Read more >
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Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Written by Shawn Levy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307462534
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Paul Newman
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $11.99

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also... Read more >
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Written by Shawn Levy, Read by Marc Cashman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781415965993
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Paul Newman
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy
Read by Marc Cashman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $22.50

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also... Read more >
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It's Just Begun
It's Just Begun
Written by Ivan Sanchez and Luis "DJ Disco Wiz" Cedeno
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874943
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It's Just Begun
The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop's First Latino DJ
Written by Ivan Sanchez and Luis "DJ Disco Wiz" Cedeno


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $22.95

It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ is a gritty and gripping tale of one man’s struggles to not only survive, but to triumph over adversity and abuse that will make your blood run cold. By conquering unimaginable obstacles, Wiz offers inspiration to... Read more >
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
Format: eBook
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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