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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

by Marky Ramone & Richard Herschlag

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it.

When punk...


Jeannie Out of the Bottle

by Barbara Eden & Wendy Leigh

A magical, heartwarming memoir from one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses, best known for her iconic role on I Dream of Jeannie

 

The landmark NBC hit television series I Dream of Jeannie has delighted...


Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans

by Lynnette Porter

Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-these would be milestones in most actors' entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles...


Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke

by Patty Duke

The Star--The public saw her as a gifted child  star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role  as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and the  youngest actor to have a prime-time television series  bearing...


Robert Redford: The Biography

by Michael Feeney Callan

The long-anticipated biography of Robert Redford.

Among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation, Redford has appeared onstage and on-screen, in front of and behind the camera, earning Academy,...


Never Judge a Book by its Cover: The Autobiography

by Lisa Riley

The story behind the nation's new darling - the former EMMERDALE and STRICTLY COME DANCING star, Lisa Riley.

Lisa Riley won the hearts of the nation as she danced for her life, now it's time to read her life......


Shine: Making the most of life without losing yourself

by Samantha Armytage

Shine is your chance to sit down with Samantha Armytage, co-host of Channel Seven's top-rating Sunrise, where she takes you inside her world and the lessons she's learned (and is still learning!) about life,...


Haywire

by Brooke Hayward

From the moment of its publication in 1977, Haywire was a national sensation and a #1 bestseller, a celebrated Hollywood memoir of a glittering family and the stunning darkness that lurked just beneath the surface....


My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir

by Dick Van Dyke

A heartfelt memoir from one of Hollywood's greatest icons

Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile,...


Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant

by Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant is the only child of Cary Grant, who was, and continues to be, the epitome of all that is elegant, sophisticated, and deft. Almost half a century after Cary Grant’s retirement from the screen,...


Young Winstone

by Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone's amazing talent for bringing out the humanity buried inside his often brutal screen characters - violent offender in Scum, wife-beater in Nil by Mouth, retired blagger in Sexy Beast - has made...


All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir

by Ashley Judd, Maryanne Vollers & Nicholas D. Kristof

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

In 2002, award-winning film and stage actor Ashley Judd found her true calling: as a humanitarian and voice for those suffering in neglected parts of the world. After her first trip...


Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood

by Ice-T & Douglas Century

He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated drama Law & Order: SVU. But where the hype and the...


Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


"It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

by Anthony Slide

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner...


Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley

by Suzanne Finstad

The myth-shattering account of the most famous and most taboo love story in rock-and-roll history

Child Bride reveals the hidden story of rock icon Elvis Presley’s love affair with fourteen-year-old Priscilla...


Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin

by Myra Friedman

Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic...


Conversations with John Schlesinger

by Ian Buruma

“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”

–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in...


Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

by Patton Oswalt

The instant New York Times bestseller from author, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a “heartfelt and hilarious” (USA TODAY) memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively...


Anyone Who's Anyone

by George Wayne

From former Vanity Fair magazine’s celebrity interviewer George Wayne comes a collection of piquant, poignant, and nostalgic interviews with some of the iconic personalities of our time, curated from his legendary...