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  • The Woman in Me

    “In Britney Spears’s memoir, she’s stronger than ever.” —The New York TimesThe Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Ghost Rider

    Travels on the Healing Road

    by Neil Peart ...
    Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Into the Void

    From Birth to Black Sabbath—And Beyond

    by Geezer Butler ...
    A rollicking, effusive, and candid memoir by the heavy metal musician and founding member of Black Sabbath, covering his years as the band’s bassist and main lyricist through his later-career projects, and detailing how one of rock’s most influential bands formed and prevailed.With over 70 million records sold, Black Sabbath, dubbed by Rolling Stone “the Beatles of heavy metal,” helped create the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Marvin Gaye, My Brother

    by Frankie Gaye ...
    Marvin Gaye's life and brilliant career were cut tragically short on April 1, 1984 – one day before his 45th birthday – when he was shot and killed by his own father. Now, for the first time ever, Marvin Gaye's story is told in intimate detail by a member of his own family. Frankie and Marvin Gaye were close from childhood until Marvin's death. Frankie was at Marvin's side when he died, and only ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Gold Dust Woman

    The Biography of Stevie Nicks

    by Stephen Davis ...
    Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At 68, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller.Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • My Effin' Life

    by Geddy Lee ...
    **"As someone who has spent his life telling made-up stories that are obliged to sound somewhat plausible, I am deeply envious of Geddy Lee. And it’s not only the improbable, absurd, wondrous and at times heartbreaking true story that life has gifted him that envy, but also the warmth, care, artfulness, hard-earned wisdom and—always—the gently skewed humor with which he tells it. He’s one of my ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Stopping Time

    Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz

    Paul Bley was barely into his twenties when he left Montreal for New York City, yet he had already played with Charlie Parker and subbed for Oscar Peterson at the Alberta Lounge. The piano prodigy had been leading his own bands in Montreal clubs since he was thirteen. Stopping Time is the story of a unique Canadian artist and his odyssey through the most turbulent years in modern jazz. Paul Bley ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Planet Joe

    by Joe Cole ...
    Life on the road as seen through the eyes of Black Flag/Rollins Band roadie and Rollins confidante, Joe Cole. Tour journal documenting the final Black Flag tour and first Rollins Band tour. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Famous Father Girl

    The Intimate Memoir of Leonard Bernstein and His Family That Helped Inspire the New Movie Maestro

    The oldest daughter of revered composer Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centenary of his birth—illuminating a man, a city, and an era that defined modern culture—in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir reminiscent of Alexandra Styron’s Reading My Father and Richard Ford’s Between Them.The composer of On the Town and West Side Story, chief conductor of the New ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Don't Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You

    A Memoir

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The iconic singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy winner opens up about her traumatic childhood in the Deep South, her years of being overlooked in the music industry, and the stories that inspired her enduring songs in this “bracingly candid chronicle” (The Wall Street Journal).“[Williams’s] memoir transmutes the wisdom, pain, and hard-won joy of her life into stories ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star

    How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life

    A hilarious inside look at the real business of popular music by the drummer of Semisonic that does for rock and roll what Jim Bouton's Ball Four did for baseball.After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were a vain illusion. Then he was recruited by two of his successful musician friends to form a band that became ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Lay It On The Line

    A Backstage Pass to Rock Star Adventure, Conflict and TRIUMPH

    by Rik Emmett ...
    From Triumph superstar Rik Emmett comes the thrilling, inspiring story of a life of rock and rollWhile describing the impulse driving his life and work, Rik Emmett explains, “I was never in it for the sex and drugs — ah, but the rock and roll. Creativity was, and still is, my it — the truth I bet my life on. It was also, always, about play. The play’s the thing …”Merging memoir, anecdotes, and ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Not That Fancy

    Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots

    by Reba McEntire ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER | USA TODAY BESTSELLERThe perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves down-home recipes, the western lifestyle, heartwarming stories, and a good laugh from the Queen of Country!The best things in life are really not that fancy. This photo-driven book featuring all-things-Reba invites you to get back to the basics of life: fun, food, friend ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Life Is Not a Fairy Tale

    by Fantasia ...
    Fantasia tells the story of her astonishing rise from hopeless high school dropout to American Idol superstar in the inspirational New York Times bestseller Life Is Not a Fairy Tale.In one moment, with one tearful performance of "Summertime," the nineteen-year-old Fantasia captured the hearts—and the votes—of millions of American Idol fans. Her powerful voice and independent style made her an ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • On Streisand

    An Opinionated Guide

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    She said, "I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress," but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized the two professions. Her music transformed the smooth, uninflected style of the Frank Sinatras and Ella Fitzgeralds into an engine of dramatic vocalism in which each song is like a miniature three-act play. And Streisand's films changed forever the ideal of how a ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • It Was All a Dream

    Biggie and the World That Made Him

    Culture journalist Justin Tinsley’s It Was All a Dream is “a deeply reported saga of the ephemeral, yet colorful, life of The Notorious B.I.G.” (USA Today).The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s. Born Christopher Wallace and raised in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Biggie lived an almost archetypal rap life: young trouble, drug dealing, guns, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Dreaming the Beatles

    The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

    by Rob Sheffield ...
    An NPR Best Book of the Year • Winner of the Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism“This is the best book about the Beatles ever written” —MashableRob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Heavier Than Heaven

    A Biography of Kurt Cobain

    The New York Times bestseller and the definitive portrait of Kurt Cobain--as relevant as ever, as we remember the impact of Cobain on our culture twenty-five years after his death--now with a new preface and an additional final chapter from acclaimed author Charles R. Cross.It has been twenty-five years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Anvil!

    The Story of Anvil

    In the early seventies, when Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ruled the world, Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner, two young Jewish boys from the northern suburbs of Toronto, vowed to rock together forever. A decade later, their band Anvil released one of the heaviest records in music history, Metal on Metal, which influenced a whole musical generation, including the world-dominating bands ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Wilco

    Learning How to Die

    by Greg Kot ...
    The intimate story of one of the great American bands of our time, creators of the controversial masterpiece Yankee Hotel FoxtrotWhen alt-country heroes-turned-rock-iconoclasts Wilco handed in their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to the band’s label, Reprise, a division of Warner Brothers, fans looked forward to the release of another challenging, genre-bending departure from their previous ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Faith, Hope and Carnage

    A BOOK OF THE YEAR, ROLLING STONE, NPR, PITCHFORK, THE TIMES (LONDON), TELEGRAPH“An astoundingly intimate book-length conversation on art and grief spanning the duration of the pandemic years . . . As with Cave’s music, you might flinch, but you will feel alive.”― PitchforkFaith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.Created from ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • See A Grown Man Cry/Now Watch Him Die

    by Henry Rollins ...
    series Henry Rollins
    Two companion pieces released in one volume, containing selected writing and tour journal entries from 1988-1992. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Becoming Beyoncé

    The Untold Story

    The first comprehensive biography ever published about America's favorite living pop icon, Beyonce, from New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli.Beyonce Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number one record with Destiny's ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • A Version of Reason

    The Search for Richey Edwards

    by Rob Jovanovic ...
    The missing Manic - an authoritative look into the life and times of Richey Edwards, the Manic Street Preachers' guitarist who disappeared in 1995.The disappearance of Richey Edwards, troubled guitarist with the Manic Street Preachers, is one of rock and roll's great unresolved mysteries. His Vauxhall Cavalier was found abandoned in a service station car park near the Severn Bridge, a notorious ... Read more

    $2.99 USD