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Our Joe: Joe Dolan by the People who Knew him Best

by Eddie Rowley

Read the story of Joe through his own interviews and the memories and anecdotes of his family, including his brother Ben who was by his side in showbusiness for over forty years; his band members, including...


Michael Winterbottom

by Damon Smith

Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom (b.1961) might be hard to pin down and even harder to categorize. Over sixteen years, he has created feature films as disparate and stylistically diverse as Welcome...


Daniel Tosh: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt and Be Biographies

As the host of Comedy Central's Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh is known for his biting wit and his ability to make just about everyone laugh their head off. Daniel himself describes his wit as "insanely condescending and...


Daniel Tosh: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

As the host of Comedy Central's Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh is known for his biting wit and his ability to make just about everyone laugh their head off. Daniel himself describes his wit as "insanely condescending and...


Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor

by Harry Hamlin

IN 2008, as he attempted to enter Canada to film a television series, Harry Hamlin—the former star of L.A. Law and once People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive—was detained at the border for unresolved narcotics...


An East End Life: My Story

by Derek Martin

As long-suffering EastEnders patriarch Charlie Slater, Derek Martin has become one of British TV s best loved stars. Now in this witty and revealing memoir, Derek tells of his extraordinary journey from growing...


Cigar Box Banjo: Notes on Music and Life

by Paul Quarrington & Roddy Doyle

In Paul Quarrington's favorite childhood recording, a boy fashions a banjo from a cigar box, pluckily sets off for a contest in the next town, and wins with a song that weaves in the sounds he hears along the...


Steve McQueen

by Marshall Terrill & Peter O. Whitmer PhD

Steve McQueen takes us on a journey as his harrowing and painful childhood is laid bare, through his glittering career, and right up to his heroic battle with cancer and dramatic death in Mexico. It chronicles...


Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

by Marlo Thomas

Growing Up Laughing is a compelling autobiographical journey--hilarious and heartfelt, intimate and inspiring. It is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write.

For as long as Thomas can remember, she's lived...


Paul Newman: A Life

by Shawn Levy

Paul Newman, who died in 2008, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome anti-heroes in such classic films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance...


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

by Celestino Deleyto & Maria del Mar Azcona

This in-depth study of Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu explores his role in moving Mexican filmmaking from a traditional nationalist agenda toward a more global focus. Working in the United...


Changing Shoes: Staying in the Game with Style, Humor, and Grace

by Tina Sloan

A beloved daytime TV actress tackles the real-world issues women face at different times of their life through the various shoes (and roles) they wear.

You might be wondering what wisdom and life lessons a...


Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille

by Scott Eyman

BEST KNOWN AS THE DIRECTOR of such spectacular films as The Ten Commandments and King of Kings, Cecil B. DeMille lived a life as epic as any of his cinematic masterpieces.

As a child DeMille learned the Bible...


With Love and Laughter, John Ritter

by Amy Yasbeck

With Love and Laughter is actress Amy Yasbeck’s most enduring memory of the life she shared with her husband, John Ritter. He was one of America’s most popular and beloved film and television actors. We...


On The Beat: My Story

by Graham Cole

Graham Cole has played PC Tony Stamp in hit television drama The Bill for nearly 25 years. Now he lifts the lid on his own life and reveals how he became one of Britain's best-loved TV cops. From growing up...


The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

by Peter J. Bailey

For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced...


Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film

by Ruth Barton

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped...


Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

by Jeffrey Spivak

Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years...


Von Sternberg

by John Baxter

Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a...


I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles

by Ron Pen & Rick Kogan

Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892--1980) is considered to be one of our nation's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional Appalachian...