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  • Pageboy

    A Memoir

    by Elliot Page ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2023"A TIME Magazine "100 Must-Read Books of 2023"A Washington Post "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"An Autostraddle "Best Queer Books of 2023"“Vivid…Moving…Juicy” – NPR"Eloquent and enthralling..."** —Washington Post"Searing, deeply moving, and incredibly poignant... This isn’t simply a book on what it... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The House of Hidden Meanings

    A Memoir

    by RuPaul ...
    ***An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!***From international drag superstar and pop culture icon RuPaul, comes his most revealing and personal work to date--a deeply intimate memoir of discovery, found family, and self-acceptance. The House of Hidden Meanings is a self-portrait of the legendary icon on the road to global fame and changing the way the world thinks about drag.Central to RuPaul’s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Mean Baby

    A Memoir of Growing Up

    by Selma Blair ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Selma Blair has played many roles: Ingenue in Cruel Intentions. Preppy ice queen in Legally Blonde. Muse to Karl Lagerfeld. Advocate for the multiple sclerosis community. But before all of that, Selma was known best as … a mean baby. In a memoir that is as wildly funny as it is emotionally shattering, Blair tells the captivating story of growing up and finding her ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Unspeakable

    Surviving My Childhood and Finding My Voice

    Using the written word as her witness statement, Jessica Willis Fisher gives a lacerating portrait of a girl finding her voice after years of being silenced and an unforgettable story of risk and faith.Growing up the eldest daughter in a large, highly controlled, fundamentalist Christian household, Jessica Willis was groomed to perform, and to conform to her father's disturbing and chaotic ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Don't Look Back In Anger

    The rise and fall of Cool Britannia, told by those who were there

    by Daniel Rachel ...
    The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and music interwoven into a blooming of national self-confidence. It was the decade of Lad Culture and Girl Power; of Blur vs Oasis. When fashion runways shone with British talent, Young British Artists ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Born Standing Up

    A Comic's Life

    by Steve Martin ...
    The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Corky Lee Book

    Google Honor of US Asian American Photographer with a Doodle |Life, Legacy, and Interesting Facts About Him|

    by James Johnson ...
    "Corky Lee: Life, Legacy, and Interesting Facts About Him" is an engaging and instructive book that honors the astounding accomplishments of one of the most significant photographers in American history. Born in Queens, New York, Corky Lee grew up with a love for photography and a desire to utilize his work to promote social justice and equality.Throughout his life, Corky Lee captured the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

    by Sofie Hagen ...
    ‘You need this book. Your mom needs this book. Your best friend needs this book. Everyone needs a dose of Happy Fat!’ Julie Murphy‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that – it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time.I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic infl... ... Read more

    $12.49 USD

  • Run Towards the Danger

    Confrontations with a Body of Memory

    by Sarah Polley ...
    **“A visceral and incisive collection of six propulsive personal essays.” —Vanity Fair***A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * Named a Most-Anticipated Book by Entertainment Weekly, Lit Hub, and AV Club * New York Times Paperback Row*From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Women Talking and the acclaimed director and actor Sarah Polley, Run Towards the Danger explores memory and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Walking a Golden Mile

    by William Regal ...
    The bare-fisted brawler from Blackpool, England tells his story of fortune and fumbling on the road to the WWE’s higher ranks.Since joining the WWE in 2000 as a goodwill ambassador from Great Britain, William Regal has established himself as an up-and-coming Superstar. He took the wrestling world by storm defeating many of the WWE’s best wrestlers to win both the European and Intercontinental ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Maria Tallchief

    America's Prima Ballerina

    Read the story of the legendary ballerina who now adorns a $1 coin and a US quarter!A fascinating self-portrait of the fairy-tale life of a woman who understood that a committed talent could transform the world around her."Maria Tallchief and American ballet came of age in the same moment.... Her story will always be the story of ballet conquering America. It was and is an American romance." ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Permanent Midnight

    A Memoir

    by Jerry Stahl ...
    Jerry Stahl's seminal memoir of drug addiction and a career in Hollywood, Permanent Midnight is a classic along the lines of Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn. Illuminating the self-loathing and self-destruction of an addict's inner life, Permanent Midnight follows Stahl through the dregs of addiction and into sobriety.In 1998, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Maria Bello starred in a film ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

    A Memoir

    by Matthew Perry ...
    INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERThe BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY...POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times)A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and more!“Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by ano... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Only Say Good Things

    Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself

    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA JANUARY 2024 APPLE BOOKS STAFF PICK AND AUDIBLE EDITORS SELECTNAMED A BEST BOOK TO READ THIS JANUARY BY THE GLOSSA raw and unflinching look at the objectification and misogyny of the Playboy mansion, a woman’s stolen young adulthood and her journey to self-acceptance, and a rare look inside Hugh Hefner’s final days.**At just twenty-one years old, Crystal ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Tough Without a Gun

    by Stefan Kanfer ...
    Humphrey Bogart: it’s hard to think of anyone who’s had the same lasting impact on the culture of movies. Though he died at the young age of fifty-seven more than half a century ago, his influence among actors and filmmakers, and his enduring appeal for film lovers around the world, remains as strong as ever. What is it about Bogart, with his unconventional looks and noticeable speech impediment, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Dancing on the Edge

    A Journey of Living, Loving, and Tumbling through Hollywood

    Actor. Artist. Cultural icon.Dancing on the EdgeA bold memoir of an extraordinary, singular life lived by one of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed figures: Russ Tamblyn.With more than eighty years as a celebrated artist and actor under his belt, Russ Tamblyn is a cherished figure to name among cinephiles and pop culture fans alike, working with such legendary directors as Robert Wise, David ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $5.99 USD

  • Looking for Lorraine

    The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

    by Imani Perry ...
    Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for BiographyWinner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ NonfictionWinner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian NonfictionWinner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award**A New York Times Notable Book of 2018A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artist... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • I'm Glad My Mom Died

    * #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * MORE THAN 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD!A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.Jennette McCurdy was six years old when s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • To The Stars

    The Autobiography of George Takei

    by George Takei ...
    Series series Star Trek
    Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise™ and captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek®—the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.From the program’s birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network to its rebirth ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie

    The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

    by Lisa Napoli ...
    A group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPRIn the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hollywood Lesbians

    From Garbo to Foster

    by Boze Hadleigh ...
    "Fans of Hollywood's golden age will find this collection of interviews conducted over many years enlightening picture emerges of Tinseltown, different from that presented in the fanzines." ¬Publishers Weekly"The book is more than it seems because these women are great talkers." ¬Booklist"I was curious about 'Hollywood Lesbians.' I have now read the book. I am still stunned." ¬ Bea ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Hollywood Gays

    by Boze Hadleigh ...
    “If all the world's a stage according to Shakespeare, it's all one big movie screen to Hadleigh, who's evidently taking up where the great gossip columnists of yesteryear left off. In this collection of interviews…the author continues his probing of the ever-popular topic of the sexual proclivities of Hollywood actors.”—Publishers WeeklyIn this rare, no-holds-barred collection of interviews with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Turning Point: 1997-2008


    Series series Turning Point: 1997-2008
    In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo,were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award® in 2003 for his popular and critical hit Spirited Away.Follow Miyazaki as his vision matures, as cinema-lovers worldwide ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Starting Point: 1979-1996

    Series series Starting Point: 1979-1996
    In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli.Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried ... Read more

    $10.99 USD