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I'll Be Damned

by Eric Braeden

In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany...


The Men in My Life

by Patricia Bosworth

Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this profound and powerful memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway, and art, featuring a rich cast...


The Actual One

by Isy Suttie

A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for readers of Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman, Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend...


Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

by Philip Hoare

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called “a shocking tale of heroes and villains—illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.”

The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé...


Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

by Robert Matzen

This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain...


Prince : in the Studio (1975-1995): Volume One

by Jake Brown

Offering an inside look into the multigenerational career of a funk-pop superstar, this definitive, exciting study of Prince s musical catalog grants behind-the-scenes access to the writing and recording details...


Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud

by Shaun Considine

This joint biography of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford follows Hollywood's most epic rivalry throughout their careers. They only worked together once, in the classic spine-chiller "What Ever Happened to Baby...


Big Girls Don't Cry: A true story, from catwalk to prison

by Ivana Ivancakova

Ivana grew up in a small village in Slovakia, thumbing through fashion magazines and dreaming of life as a model. Despite many obstacles, in 2008, she made it to London and began to work her way up in the fashion...


The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

by Sally McKee

The extraordinary story of African American composer Edmond Dédé, raised in antebellum New Orleans, and his remarkable career in France

In 1855, Edmond Dédé, a free black composer from New Orleans, emigrated...


Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

by Molly Haskell

A film-centric portrait of the extraordinarily gifted movie director whose decades-long influence on American popular culture is unprecedented

"Everything about me is in my films," Steven Spielberg has said....


18 and Life on Skid Row

by Sebastian Bach

18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his...


George Lucas: A Life

by Brian Jay Jones

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas

On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters....


"Tape's Rolling, Take One": The recording life of Adrian Kerridge

by Adrian Kerridge

Six Decades of Recording and Producing, from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Years to

TV Scores & Blockbuster Movies!

 

Adrian Kerridge was part of the British recording industry for the past 50 years. His revolutionary...


Winnie Lightner

by David L. Lightner

Winnie Lightner (1899–1971) stood out as the first great female comedian of the talkies. Blessed with a superb singing voice and a gift for making wisecracks and rubber faces, she rose to stardom in vaudeville...


Inspired!: True Stories Behind Famous Art, Literature, Music, and Film

by Maria Bukhonina

Discover the fascinating true stories behind the world's most famous works of art, literature, music and film, complete with historical images. What real-life hero inspired the literary adventures of the Count...


Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)

by Lauren Graham

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes...


The Keys: They Don't Want You to Read This Book

by Dj Khaled

From Snapchat sensation, business mogul, and recording artist DJ Khaled, the book They don't want you to read reveals his major keys to success.

 

- Stay away from They

- Don’t ever play yourself

- Secure the...


I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

by Robert Wagner & Scott Eyman

Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner’s memoir of the great women movie stars he has known.

 

In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed...


Just Getting Started

by Tony Bennett & Scott Simon

At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring...


Scrappy Little Nobody

by Anna Kendrick

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An “honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable” (Harper’s Bazaar) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star...