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Mat Memories

by Greg Oliver, John “Alexander” Arezzi, Suzanne Alexander & John Gibbons et al.

A man with three different names ties together the stars of professional wrestling, country music, and the New York Mets.

John Arezzi was a lifelong Mets fan who dreamed of a job in baseball. In 1981, he took...


Edith Wharton: Complete Works

by Edith Wharton & Bauer Books

NOVELS.

  •    Fast and Loose.
  •    The Touchstone.
  •    The Valley of Decision.
  •    Sanctuary.
  •    The House of Mirth.
  •    Madame de Treymes.
  •    Fruit of the Tree.
  •    Ethan Frome.
  •    The Reef.
  •   ...


Hollywood Eden

by Joel Selvin

From the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean to the Byrds and the Mamas & the Papas, acclaimed music journalist Joel Selvin tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who came together at the dawn of the...


Mercedes Sosa - More than a Song

by Anette Christensen

The Argentine folk singer, Mercedes Sosa, was a world-class performer, whose influence went far beyond the borders of music. Nicknamed, “The Voice of the Voiceless”, Sosa was a dynamic force in shaping Latin...


Mercedes Sosa - More Than A Song

by Anette Christensen

The Argentine folk singer and social activist, Mercedes Sosa, was a world-class performer, whose influence went far beyond the borders of music. Blacklisted as being one the most dangerous people to the regime...


Laugh Lines

by Alan Zweibel & Billy Crystal

With his tender, funny memoir of four decades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy

 

Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last...


Soulless

by Jim Derogatis

The essential account of R. Kelly’s actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making

 

In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that...


Small Doses

by Amanda Seales

Insightful essays, poignant life advice, and pithy pearls of wisdom from one of comedy?s brightest rising stars

 

Comedian, writer, actress, and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has...


The Good Neighbor

by Maxwell King

Fred Rogers (1928?2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers? Neighborhood, he was a champion...


Altman (Text-Only Edition)

by Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan, Kathryn Reed Altman & Martin Scorsese

For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films?among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, and Gosford Park?that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned...


The Oliver Stone Experience (Text-Only Edition)

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Kiese Laymon & Ramin Bahrani

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective?an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form....


The Zapple Diaries

by Barry Miles

This is the first full-length look at Zapple—the Beatles’ label for experimental music and spoken word recordings and the most ambitious expression of the group’s determination to be leading members of...


Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses

by Chris Nashawaty & John Landis

  Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses is an outrageously rollicking account of the life and career of Roger Corman—one of the most prolific and successful independent producers, directors,...


Susan Boyle

by Alice Montgomery

As she announced she was going to sing I Dreamed a Dream, the judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan didn't bother to hide their amusement. One minute later they, and very soon the world, were giving...


The Fry Chronicles

by Stephen Fry

But when he arrived at Cambridge he was a convicted thief, an addict, and a failed suicide, convinced that he would be expelled. Instead, university life offered him love and the chance to entertain. He befriended...


More Fool Me

by Stephen Fry

By his early thirties, Stephen Fry?writer, comedian, star of stage and screen?had, as they say, ?made it.?? Much loved on British television, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, with...


Florence Foster Jenkins

by Darryl W. Bullock

"Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." ?Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall...


Conversations with McCartney

by Paul Du Noyer

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London. They asked him to interview the star; McCartney and Du Noyer had met once before and enjoyed a good rapport.In the years that followed,...


X-Ray

by Ray Davies

This subversively brilliant, one-of-a-kind rock autobiography ingeniously styled as a biography, is written by a nameless, faceless writer hired by an Orwellian entity called "the Corporation" to capture the...


Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame

by Emily Herbert

A true original, Gaga found fame the hard way, playing the grimy bars and burlesque shows of New York City, before finally relocating to Los Angeles to begin work on what would become her debut album The Fame....