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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

by John F. Kasson

How the smile and fortitude of a child actress revived a nation. Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person...


Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

by Monica Parker

Monica Parker bridges the divide between serial dieter's survival guide and memoir, taking readers on a hilariously funny yet bumpy ride from chubby baby to chunky adult.

In Getting Waisted, Monica begins every...


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

by Misty Copeland

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre...


Soap Opera

by Eileen Fulton

Real-life star of As the World Turns for over forty years, actress and novelist Eileen Fulton weaves a sizzling tale that could only come from someone with an insider's savvy about what happens on a TV soap-after...


The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story Ofcoloneltom Parker and Elvis Presley

by Alanna Nash

Almost the only indisputable fact about Colonel Tom Parker is that he was the manager of the greatest performer in popular music: Elvis Presley. His real name wasn't Tom Parker - indeed, he wasn't an American...


Now I'm That Bitch?: For Women Who Give Their All To Everyone But Themselves

by Monica Spannbauer

There comes a point in a girl's life when she figures it all out. For some, this awakening occurs when she is young. For others, learning life's little lessons is literally like beating a dead horse, and upon...


Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)

by Rosie Perez

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez’s never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.

 

Rosie Perez first caught our attention...


I Know Nothing!: An Autobiography

by Andrew Sachs

Berlin, 1938. In a crowded restaurant a small boy watches fearfully as his Jewish father is arrested by Hitler’s Gestapo. Days later, as Nazis burn and loot Jewish shops, his resourceful Catholic mother prepares...


Shooting Stars: My Unexpected Life Photographing Hollywood's Most Famous

by Jennifer Buhl

Get an Insider Glimpse into What Life is Really Like Among Hollywood's Bright Lights and Big Stars

As a young woman struggling to make ends meet in L.A., photographer Jennifer Buhl never dreamed that a chance...


Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor

by Donald Dewey

This is the first biography of Lee J. Cobb, the actor who originated the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. This biography follows the actor from his roots in Brooklyn, New York to...


The Tastemaker

by Edward White

A revealing biography of the influential and controversial cultural titan who embodied an era

The Tastemaker explores the many lives of Carl Van Vechten, the most influential cultural impresario of the early...


The Jesus Lizard Book

by The Jesus Lizard

Legendary indie rockers the Jesus Lizard present an idiosyncratic, impassioned book document of their rock and roll conquests.


Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life

by Stephen Parker

Bertolt Brecht: A Life is a major literary biography of one of the iconic cultural figures of the twentieth century, whose achievements�are viewed alongside Picasso's and Wagner's. Offering a fresh reassessment...


Grinning at the Edge: A Biography of Alan Ayckbourn

by Paul Allen

One of Britain's most popular playwrights, Alan Ayckbourn is also the most private. This book is a portrait of the man who - from "Relatively Speaking" in 1965 to his double play "House" and "Garden" at the...


Mario Lanza: Sublime Serenade

by David Bret

Maria Callas called him the greatest tenor who ever lived. Vocally and technically, Mario Lanza was a genius. Like Callas, Lanza's was a phenomenal talent complimented by a more than monstrous ego. Suffering...


Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel

by David Bret

Jean Harlow was an enigma, the original Blonde Bombshell, completely uninhibited. She made no secret of the fact that she never wore underwear, bleached her pubic hair to match that on her head - and was never...


Trailblazers: The Tragic Lives of Gram Parsons, Nick Drake & Jeff Buckley

by David Bret

Parsons, Drake and Buckley were three young musicians who died before they had made their mark on the musical world, yet left behind them a legacy that was as rich as it was beautiful. Ex-preacher Parsons was...


Diana Dors: Hurricane in Mink

by David Bret

Dubbed the British Marilyn Monroe' or the British Bridget Bardot', Diana Dors finally proclaimed I'd rather be known as the hurricane in mink'. The actress was best known for her lavish lifestyle; she was a...


Coward the Playwright

by John Lahr

A reissue in hardback of critic John Lahr's famous 1982 study of No�l Coward's plays


Dario Fo: People's Court Jester

by Tony Mitchell

A revised critical study covering the various phases of Dario Fo's theatrical career.