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Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild

by David Stenn

Silent screen goddess Clara Bow was the embodiment of the Roaring Twenties, Hollywood's first sex symbol and a natural talent with an independent heart.


Bonnie Raitt: Still in the Nick of Time

by Mark Bego

This book is the definitive biography of the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and political activist whose career rose rapidly in the 1970's, stalled in the 1980's, and resurged in the 1990's.


Lennon in America: 1971-1980, Based in Part on the Lost Lennon Diaries

by Geoffery Giuliano

John Lennon was a legend in his own time. Deprived of life at a young age, Lennon has become a symbol of the '60s and '70s peace movement. But what do we really know about him as a person?


Bette Midler: Still Divine

by Mark Bego

This biography of the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated redhead covers Bette's life and career from her childhood on Hawaii, her New York nightclub years, and her current career in Hollywood.


Bart Starr: When Leadership Mattered

by David Claerbaut

Biography of Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers star quarterback during the Vince Lombardi era (1959-1968).


John Wayne: My Father

by Aissa Wayne & Steve Delsohn

The daughter of John Wayne and his third wife, Pilar, Aissa delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. John Wayne: My Father reports Wayne's life faithfully and compassionately,...


Matthau: A Life

by Rob Edelman & Audrey Kupferberg

Based on dozens of interviews and extensive research, this book covers the breadth of Walter Matthau's often-complicated personal life and multi-faceted career.


Maria Callas: The Woman behind the Legend

by Arianna Huffington

Legendary soprano Maria Callas, whose singing was as sensational as her life, is the subject of this biography by author and columnist Huffington. Huffington tells of Callas' transformation from a shy, chubby...


Jackson Pollock: A Biography

by Deborah Solomon

Illustrated with twenty-five reproductions of Pollock's paintings, the book looks into the passions, conflicts, relationships, and influences of the artist, Jackson Pollock, widely considered the finest American...


The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima

by Henry Scott Stokes

This incisive biography begins withthe spectacularly tragic last day of the militant Japanese novelist, perhaps best known for his monumental four-book masterpiece The Sea of Fertility.


Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie

by Angela Bowie & Patrick Carr

Having outlasted the gag order that was part of their divorce agreement, Angela Bowie produced this memoir of her turbulent life with David.


Beauty and the Inferno: Essays

by Roberto Saviano & Oonagh Stranksy

Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano’s 2006 exposé ofNaples’s Camorra mafia, was an internationalbestseller and became an award-winning film.But the death threats that followed forced theauthor into hiding. Saviano...


My Grandmother: An Armenian-Turkish Memoir

by Fethiye Cetin & Maureen Freely

Growing up in the small town of Maden in Turkey, Fethiye Çetin knew her grandmother as a happy and respected Muslim housewife called Seher.

Only decades later did she discover the truth. Her grandmother’s...


Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life

by Artur Domoslawski

Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of...


The Eitingons: A Twentieth Century Story

by Mary-Kay Wilmers

Mary-Kay Wilmers began looking into aspects of her remarkable family twenty years ago. The result is a book of astonishing scope and originality that throws light into some of the darkest corners of the last...


Renegades: My Wild Trip from Professor to New Journalist with Outrageous Visits from Clint Eastwood, Reggie Jackson, Larry Flynt,

by Robert Ward & Roy Blount Jr.

After spending time as a professor in upstate New York, Robert Ward decided to give journalism a try.

What followed were two decades of assignments for New Times, GQ, SPORT, Rolling Stone, and other publications,...


Direct Hit!: How Facebook Destroyed My Marriage and How I Healed

by Caroline Margaret Sutherland

She’s a well-known author. He’s a handsome, educated medical professional. How does a storybook romance turn into a Facebook nightmare of shattered trust, defamation, and even identity theft?Direct Hit!...


A Real Life: Rediscovering the Roots of Our Happiness

by Ferenc Máté

“We seem to have forgotten what life is all about…” So begins this heartfelt, laugh-out-loud sequel to Máté’s cult classic, A Reasonable Life. He cautions us that as slaves to electronic devices and...


The Wisdom of Tuscany: Simplicity, Security & the Good Life

by Ferenc Máté

With our world so storm-tossed and rudderless, this might just be the book for our times. Sun-drenched Tuscany is synonymous with the ideal life. But it didn't happen by chance. Since the Etruscans, the Tuscans...


A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream

by Ferenc Máté

"A sun-drenched memoir with a fairy-tale ending."—Kirkus Reviews In this laugh-out-loud tale, two adventurers discover that rare combination: joy and success. Candace, a painter, and Ferenc, a writer, begin...