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WCVB-TV Boston: How We Built the Greatest Television Station in America

by Robert Bennett & Dennis Richard

Many people don't realize how important local television programming is to a geographic market. Bob Bennett has long been known as a broadcasting visionary and helped mold local television into what it is today....


George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker

by Robert Gottlieb

The foremost contemporary choreographer in the history of ballet, George Balanchine extended the art form into radical new paths that came to seem inevitable under his direction. He transformed movement and...


You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for Which I Should Be Shot

by Mike Medavoy & Josh Young

"If I had a talent for anything, it was a talent for knowing who was talented."

Mike Medavoy is a Hollywood rarity: a studio executive who, though never far from controversy, has remained well loved and respected...


The Story of Edvard Munch

by Ketil Bjornstad, Hal Sutcliffe & Torbjorn Stoverud

Literary biography of painter Munch, using his own letters and diaries and those of his contemporaries and friends, written as a novel.


Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him

by Alanna Nash

Nearly thirty-three years after his death, Elvis Presley's extraordinary physical appeal, timeless music, and sexual charisma continue to captivate, titillate, and excite. Though hundreds of books have been...


The Manx Giant: The Amazing Story of Arthur Caley

by John Quirk

Born in 1824 in Sulby, Isle of Man, Arthur Caley eventually grew to 7'11", and was probably the tallest man in the world during his life. He left the Island to seek his fortune and eventually found his way to...


I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer

by Shirley Verrett & Christopher Brooks

An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist

This is a fascinating account of a gifted woman's coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced...


Chocolate, Please

by Lisa Lampanelli

An inside look at the life of Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, as she dishes on everything from relationships, food, and fat to why once you go black, you never go back

In her jaw-droppingly...


The Allure of Chanel

by Paul Morand & Euan Cameron

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer...


A Life in Music: Ruth Nye and the Arrau Heritage

by Roma Randles

Claudio Arrau was one of the most distinguished and influential concert pianists of the twentieth century. His particular approach to the creation of sound was legendary. Concert pianist Ruth Nye studied with...


Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life

by Angela V John

Beautiful and talented, versatile and charismatic, Elizabeth Robins was one of the foremost actresses of her day. Yet this enduring character was also an active and lifelong feminist, and her life as a suffragette...


Benedict Cumberbatch, in Transition: An Unauthorised Performance Biography

by Lynnette Porter

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy, Twelve Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate; Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, Frankenstein; Hawking, To the...


101 Amazing Benedict Cumberbatch Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Are you a fan of leading British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? Whether it is as Sherlock, a Star Trek villain or any of his multitude of TV and film roles, Ben has endeared himself to fans across the world with...


The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of the Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful

by Lee Phillip Bell & Michael Maloney

The definitive biography of William J. Bell, the creative genius behind the Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful-now in paperback

This fascinating account of legendary soap opera creator, William...


Jokes My Father Never Taught Me

by Rain Pryor

The loving yet brutally honest memoir of the daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor

Rain Pryor was born in the idealistic, free-love 1960s. Her mother was a Jewish go-go dancer who wanted a tribe of rainbow...


Betty Garrett and Other Songs: A Life on Stage and Screen

by Betty Garrett & Ron Rapoport

"Betty Garrett's memoir is a tale of grace under pressure. It's a lovely, moving song of survival."-Studs Terkel


Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

by Steve Taravella

Moviegoers know her as the housekeeper in White Christmas, the nurse in Now, Voyager, and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act. This book, filled with never-published behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway...


I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges

by Moe Howard

Telling the full story of the head Stooge, this work reveals the life-long career of a legendary funnyman. Born into a working-class family in Brooklyn, Moe Howard transformed his real-life experiences of getting...


Model Patient

by Karen Duffy

From Revlon spokesmodel to film actress to one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Karen Duffy was living the life most of us only dream of. Then her whirlwind life of celebrity parties came to...


Roasting in Hell's Kitchen

by Gordon Ramsay

Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell

For the first time, Ramsay tells the full inside story of his life and how he became the world's most famous...