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For the Time Being

by Dirk Bogarde

In 1988 Dirk Bogarde returned from two idyllic decades in France to live in England because of his partner's serious illness. Shortly afterwards, the then Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph, admiring the...


John Arpin: Keyboard Virtuoso

by Robert Popple

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin is today regarded as one of Canada's finest keyboard virtuosos, performing at concert halls around the world. This authorized biography is based on extensive research...


That Close

by Suggs

Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Written with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colorful...


Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring,...


So Anyway

by John Cleese

John Cleese’s  huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem...


True Love

by Jennifer Lopez

In Jennifer Lopez's first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life's most defining periods-the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges,...


Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

by David Ritz

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.

Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother,...


Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir

by George Clinton & Ben Greenman

In this seminal music memoir, Father of Funk George Clinton talks four decades of hit songs, drug abuse, the evolution of pop, rock, and soul music, his legal pitfalls, and much much more.

George Clinton began...


Brief Encounters

by Dick Cavett & Jimmy Fallon

Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life

In Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett...


Alexander Payne: Interviews

by Julie Levinson

Interviews with the director of Citizen Ruth, Nebraska, and The Descendants


Dame Maggie Scott: A Life in Dance

by Michelle Potter & Graeme Murphy

Foreword by Graeme Murphy. 

It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch...


The Life and Loves of a He Devil: A Memoir

by Graham Norton

'Full of wicked asides, tart observations and sharp remarks that could only have originated in Graham Norton's witty brain' Terry Wogan, The Irish Times

In his new autobiography, written with characteristic...


Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts

by Robert M. Dowling

This extraordinary new biography fully captures the intimacies of Eugene O'Neill's tumultuous life and the profound impact of his work on American drama. Robert M. Dowling innovatively recounts O'Neill's life...


Harry Partch, Hobo Composer

by S. Andrew Granade

During the Great Depression, Harry Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country. From his experience among hoboes he found what he called "a fountainhead of pure musical Americana."...


Raoul Walsh

by Marilyn Moss

Raoul Walsh (1887-1980) was known as one of Hollywood's most adventurous, iconoclastic, and creative directors. He carved out an illustrious career and made films that transformed the Hollywood studio yarn into...


Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan

by Ian Bell

The second volume in Ian Bell's magisterial two-part biography of the ever-evolving and enigmatic Bob Dylan By the middle of the 1970s, Bob Dylan’s position as the pre-eminent artist of his generation was...


The Search for Sam Goldwyn

by Carol Easton & Carl Rollyson

Sam Goldwyn's career spanned almost the entire history of Hollywood. He made his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1913, and he died in 1974 at the age of ninety-one. In the many years between, he produced an enormous...


Garcia: An American Life

by Blair Jackson

He was there when Dylan went electric, when a generation danced naked at Woodstock, and when Ken Kesey started experimenting with acid. Jerry Garcia was one of the most gifted musicians of all time, and he was...


Altman on Altman

by David Thompson

In his own words, one of American cinema’s most incorrigible mavericks reflects on a brilliant career. Robert Altman served a long apprenticeship in movie-making before his great breakthrough, the Korean War...


Dancing with Myself

by Billy Idol

“I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist. Pen to paper, I’ve put it all down,...