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John Barry: A Sixties Theme: From James Bond to Midnight Cowboy

by Eddi Fiegel

Arguably the most important popular British composer of the 20th century, John Barry (1933-2011) enjoyed a career that spanned over fifty years, in which time he won five Academy Awards for pictures including...


All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage

by Stacy Keach & Alec Baldwin

Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate...


The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

by Norman Kagan

Kagan unlocks the mind behind the making of these diverse and groundbreaking hits-appraising each work's appeal while placing it in the context of Zemeckis's career.


Don Messer: The Man Behind the Music

by Johanna Bertin

Don Messer was more than a household name in Canada - he was part of family life, the background music in Canadian kitchens - first on radio, and then on television. Private and unassuming, Don was everyman,...


Olivier Messiaen and the Music of Time

by Paul Griffiths

Olivier Messiaen was one of the outstanding creative artists of his time. The strength of his appeal, to listeners as well as to composers, is a measure of the individuality of his music, which draws on a vast...


The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney

by Michael Hurd

Born in Gloucester in 1890 Ivor Gurney began writing songs and poems in his teens, taking his inspiration from the Severn Valley countryside he grew up in. Sent to the Western Front during the First World War...


Gustav Holst: A Biography

by Imogen Holst

Gustav Holst was a leading figure in the new age of English music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His most celebrated work, The Planets, is an orchestral tour de force, but he wrote music of startling...


How Long Will They Mourn Me?: The Life and Legacy of Tupac Shakur

by Candace Sandy & Dawn Marie Daniels

“Buried as a g while tha whole world remembers me”

–Tupac Shakur, from “Until the End of Time”

Tupac Shakur was larger than life. A gifted rapper, actor, and poet, he was fearless, prolific, and controversial–and...


Alan Ball: Conversations

by Thomas Fahy

Alan Ball: Conversations features interviews that span Alan Ball's entire career and include detailed observations and insights into his Academy Award-winning film American Beauty and Emmy Award-winning television...


On the Road with George Melly

by Digby Fairweather

In this compelling and moving account of the marvellous Melly's last five years, on- and off-stage, the eminent jazz trumpeter, Digby Fairweather, whose band has accompanied Melley during this period, captures...


Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

by Aubrey Malone

From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O'Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being...


Running with Monsters: A Memoir

by Bob Forrest & Michael Albo

Celebrity Rehab star and Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest's memoir about his drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the '80s and '90s and his life-changing decision to become a drug counselor...


O'Neill: Son and Playwright

by Louis Scheaffer

Sheaffer's two-volume biography of American platwright Eugene O'Neill-the second volume of which won a Pulitzer Prize-makes use of previously unknown documents and numerous interviews to present an insightful...


Jim Henson: The Biography

by Brian Jay Jones

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE

For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable,...


Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann

by Edward Blickstein & Gregor Benko

Vladimir de Pachmann was perhaps history’s most notorious pianist. Widely regarded as the greatest player of Chopin’s works, Pachmann embedded comedic elements—be it fiddling with his piano bench or flirting...


Today I Am a Ma'am

by Valerie Harper & Catherine Whitney

Valerie Harper has a message for women of a certain age: "Work those laugh lines!" With the irreverence and wit that made her one of television's most beloved personalities, Harper (a.k.a. Rhoda Morgenstern)...


Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home

by Caitlin Shetterly

Newlywed Caitlin Shetterly and her husband, Dan Davis, two hardworking freelancers, began their lives together in 2008 by pursuing a lifelong, shared dream of leaving Maine and going West. At first, California...


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...


Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers

by Ed Sikov

Peter Sellers's explosive talent made him a beloved figure in world cinema and continues to attract new audiences. With his darkly comic performances in Dr. Strangelove and Lolita and his outrageously funny...


Lucky Man: A Memoir

by Michael J. Fox

A funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what it's like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-old's disease. "Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little...