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Reverb, TX

by Harlin Anderson

From the expanses of the Chihuahuan Desert to the secrets of the Piney Woods, Texas is travelers' country. Home to several distinct cultures, the only common trait among the far-flung people of the Lone Star...

Reverb, TX

by Harlin Anderson

From the expanses of the Chihuahuan Desert to the secrets of the Piney Woods, Texas is travelers' country. Home to several distinct cultures, the only common trait among the far-flung people of the Lone Star...

Queen of Bebop

by Elaine M. Hayes

Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women’s and civil rights

Sarah Vaughan,...

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

by Eddie Izzard

New York Times Bestseller

"Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find...

Miley Cyrus

by Sarah Oliver

An in-depth biography by one of Miley's biggest Smilers!

Miley Cyrus first shot to fame playing Hannah Montana, but she has long since said goodbye to her good girl image. She is now best known for pushing the...

Away with Words

by Joe Berkowitz

Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin.

When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first...

Robert My Father: A Personal Biography of Robert Morley

by Sheridan Morley

‘If Robert had a mission, it was to emphasise that life was meant to be fun; he was one of the few men I knew who strode through life instead of circumnavigating it. He died without ever growing old.’ Michael...

The Hollywood Raj: How Brits Reigned in the Golden Age of the Movies

by Sheridan Morley

‘Hollywood is a chain gang and we lose the will to escape; the links of our chain are forged not of cruelties but of luxuries: we are pelted with orchids and roses; we are overpaid and underworked.’


Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist

by Lynsey G

One feminist’s candid account of her unexpected adventure in the world of porn journalism, and her discovery of an industry that is more nuanced than she ever imagined

Lynsey G. never imagined that she would...

Dear Reflection

by Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell never meant to be a rebel. But growing up with two gothic rockers as parents seemed to make it inevitable.

In 1980s Australia, Erika Bach and Demetri Vlass founded Ape the Cry and Hard Candy, two...

Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren

by Alison Macor

In Rewrite Man, Alison Macor tells an engrossing story about the challenges faced by a top screenwriter at the crossroads of mixed and conflicting agendas in Hollywood. Whether writing love scenes for Tom Cruise...

Together Through Life: A Personal Journey with the Music of Bob Dylan

by Chris Morris

Veteran journalist and critic Chris Morris looks back at his intense half-century-long relationship with the music of Bob Dylan, viewing the role the singer-songwriter’s work has played in his own life. A...

The Man Who Carried Cash

by Julie Chadwick

  • Johnny Cash is more popular than ever, and the demographic of his international fan base spans from youth to the elderly
  • Oriented at music fans and collectors: full of never-before-published material on Cash,...

Are You Anybody?: A Memoir

by Jeffrey Tambor

You know him from his breakout role as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, his outrageous turn as George and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development, and his Emmy Award-winning performance as Maura Pfefferman...

Jason Molina

by Erin Osmon

Erin Osmon presents a detailed, human account of the Rust Belt–born musician Jason Molina—a visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his...

Diaries 1969-1977

by Peter Nichols

The playwright Peter Nichols has been a compulsive diarist all his life. He writes for himself alone, responding to an urge to record the daily doings, private and professional, of his family, his fellows -...

Multifarious Funk: The Evolution and Biography of George Clinton and The Parliament-Funkadelic Empire: (Funkentelechy) How's Your Funk!

by Sabrina Marie & Tony Rose

While editing and preparing for publication this brilliant book by Sabrina-Marie on the extraordinary life of the living musical genius that is George Clinton, founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic empire, I...

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

by Paula Poundstone

“A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat.”  —Lily Tomlin

“Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known.” —Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell...

Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular

by Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls.

Growing up as a girl in today’s...

I'd Hate Myself in the Morning

by Ring Lardner & Victor Navasky

Ring Lardner, Jr.’s memoir is a pilgrimage through the American century. The son of an immensely popular and influential American writer, Lardner grew up swaddled in material and cultural privilege. After...