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In Stitches

by Anthony Youn & Alan Eisenstock

Scrubs meets David Sedaris in this hilarious fish-out-of- water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon.

Tony Youn grew up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town where...


The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron

by Rebecca Keegan

With the release of Avatar in December 2009, James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci-fi and blockbuster filmmaking. It’s a distinction he’s long been building, through a directing career that...


The Oprah Phenomenon

by Jennifer Harris

With a Foreword by Robert J. Thompson Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing...


Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life

by Stephen Shearer

With her commanding presence, legendary actress Patricia Neal (1926-2010) anchored such classic movies as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), A Face in the Crowd (1957), and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) ....


Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

by Jeffrey Spivak

Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years...


Arthur Penn

by Nat Segaloff

Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent...


Being Hal Ashby

by Nick Dawson

Hal Ashby set the standard for subsequent independent filmmakers by crafting unique, thoughtful, and challenging films that continue to influence new generations of directors. Initially finding success as an...


I Wonder as I Wander

by Ron Pen

Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) is considered to be one of our nation's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional Appalachian...


Warren Oates

by Susan Compo

Though he never quite reached the lead actor status he worked so relentlessly to achieve, Warren Oates (1928-1982) is known today as one of the most memorable and skilled character actors of the 1960s and 1970s....


Hedy Lamarr

by Ruth Barton

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped...


The EveryGirl's Guide to Life

by Maria Menounos

Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets...


I Never Had a Proper Job: A Life in the Theatre

by Barry Cassin

I Never Had A Proper Job is a charming memoir which covers many subjects: the Catholic Church’s power over society; corporal punishment in schools; poverty; war-time rationing; and the general innocence of...


Ruth Etting: America's Forgotten Sweetheart

by Kenneth Irwin

A comprehensive, full-length biography of Ruth Etting (1897-1978), this book details her rise to fame, her career as a Ziegfeld Girl and singer (1929-1931), her pioneering radio and film accomplishments, and...


Masks and Faces: The Life and Career of Harry Braham

by Janet Muir

Everyone on deck! All hands on deck! Fire! Fire! Bring the hose quick! As the steamship lurched in the heavy seas, Harry Braham grabbed what clothes he could and struggled with the other terrified passengers...


A Perfect Heart: My Story

by John Healy

Since his first appearance on RTÉ’s The Restaurant in 2002, celebrity maître d’ John Healy has entertained both diners and viewers alike with his easy manner and winning charm. Seemingly unflappable and...


Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

by Carl Rollyson

In American popular culture, Marilyn Monroe(1926-1962) has evolved in stature from movie superstar to American icon. Monroe's own understanding of her place in the American imagination and her effort to perfect...


Werner Herzog: Interviews

by Eric Ames

Over the course of his career, legendary director Werner Herzog (b. 1942) has made almost sixty films and given more than eight hundred interviews. This collection features the best of these, focusing on all...


Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling...


Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling...


Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend

by Karen Bartlett

Dusty Springfield was one of the biggest and brightest musical stars of the twentieth century. From the launch of her solo career in 1963, she exuded beauty and glamour with a distinctively unique voice that...