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Entertainment & Performing Arts eBooks

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  • Hitman

    My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling

    by Bret Hart ...
    Written without collaborators and based on decades of tape recordings he made throughout his career, Hitman is Bret Hart's brutally honest, perceptive and startling account of his life in and out of the ring that proves once and for all that great things come in pink tights. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Heartbreak & Triumph

    The Shawn Michaels Story

    series WWE
    World Wrestling Entertainment fans think they know "The Heartbreak Kid." He's "The Showstopper" who pushes his high-flying abilities to the limit in the squared circle, on ladders, and in steel cages. He's the company's first "Grand Slam" champion. And of course, he's forever the guy who conspired with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to screw Bret "Hitman" Hart out of the WWE Championship in Montreal ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Neighborhoods Under Siege

    Memoirs of a Brooklyn Don

    by Calvin Bacote ...
    Enter the world of Brooklyn, the underworld of New York City through the boundless, in-depth mind of Calvin "Klein" Bacote. Making himself believe he had nothing to live for, he turned his life into a crime scene, finding something he was willing to die for. The Game.  Klein was addicted to drugs, but not by way of usage. His high was obtained via hustling. He was a major figure, flooding the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Life Is Not a Fairy Tale

    by Fantasia ...
    FANTASIA tells 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 TaleIn 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 overnight ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • David Susskind

    A Televised Life

    A rich biography of one of the most important cultural figures of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s—maverick television producer and talk show host David SusskindA flamboyant impresario who began his career as an agent, David Susskind helped define a fledgling television industry. He was a provocateur who fought to bring high-toned literary works to TV. His series East Side/West Side and N.Y.P.D. broke the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Church of Baseball

    The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit

    by Ron Shelton ...
    **From the award-winning screenwriter and director of cult classic Bull Durham, the extremely entertaining behind-the-scenes story of the making of the film, and an insightful primer on the art and business of moviemaking.“This book tells you how to make a movie—the whole nine innings of it—out of nothing but sheer will.” —Tony Gilroy, writer/director of Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy**“The ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • You Might Remember Me

    The Life and Times of Phil Hartman

    by Mike Thomas ...
    Beloved TV comedic actor Phil Hartman is best known for his eight brilliant seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his versatility and comedic timing resulted in some of the funniest and most famous sketches in the television show's history. Besides his hilarious impersonations of Phil Donahue, Frank Sinatra and Bill Clinton, Hartman's other indelible characters included Cirroc the Unfrozen Caveman ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • William Conrad: A Life & Career

    Old Time Radio fans remember William Conrad from Suspense (1947-1959),Escape (1947-1954), and Gunsmoke (1952-1961). Film Noir devotees recognize him in The Killers (1946), Body and Soul (1947),Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), and One Way Street (1950). Television viewers know him from Cannon (1971-1996) and Jake and the Fatman(1987-1992), and Nero Wolfe (1981).That he was an Ameri... ... Read more

    $9.95 USD

  • I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

    by Rachel Bloom ...
    From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different," she's come to realize that a lot of people also feel ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Music by Max Steiner

    The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

    series Cultural Biographies
    During a seven-decade career that spanned from 19th century Vienna to 1920s Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood, three-time Academy Award winner Max Steiner did more than any other composer to introduce and establish the language of film music. Indeed, revered contemporary film composers like John Williams and Danny Elfman use the same techniques that Steiner himself perfected in his iconic ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Chloe Sims - The Only Way is Up - My Story

    by Chloe Sims ...
    Say the name Chloe Sims and most people think of the hugely entertaining, bubbly and glamorous Essex girl on the hit ITV show The Only Way Is Essex. But there is more to Chloe than viewers see on the TV, and the drama doesn't stop when the camera stops rolling. Just two years ago, Chloe was a single mum struggling to make ends meet doing a string of jobs she hated and wondering if she would ever ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Fooling Houdini

    Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind

    by Alex Stone ...
    From the back rooms of New York City’s age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to join the ranks of master magicians.As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • West Side Story

    The Jets, the Sharks, and the Making of a Classic

    series Turner Classic Movies
    A captivating, richly illustrated full account of the making of the ground-breaking movie classic West Side Story (1961).A major hit on Broadway, on film West Side Story became immortal-a movie different from anything that had come before, but this cinematic victory came at a price. In this engrossing volume, film historian Richard Barrios recounts how the drama and rivalries seen onscreen played ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Let's Go!

    Benjamin Orr and The Cars

    by Joe Milliken ...
    “When Ben got out of the hospital he said, ‘When I fall down and can’t pick myself up we’ll know it’s over. Until then, we rock!’” – Jeff CarlisiBenjamin Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. Often considered the band’s heartthrob, Orr possessed an incredible voice, diverse musical talent, and rare stage presence, all balanced by an ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • Love All the People (New Edition)

    by Bill Hicks ...
    Bill Hicks was arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of the last 30 years. He was funny, out of hand, impossible to ignore and genuinely disturbing. His work has inspired Michael Moore, Mark Thomas and Robert Newman among others. The trade paperback published in February 2003 was the first collected work and included major stand-up routines, diary, notebook and letters extracts, plus his ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Undisputed

    How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps

    by Chris Jericho ...
    "Entertaining . . .an insightful and funny observer of pro wrestling's universe." -- Publishers WeeklyIn this insightful, riveting book, Jericho takes us into WWE wrestling arenas around the world as he details his classic rivalries with The Rock, Steve Austin, HHH, Shawn Michaels, and John Cena, along with all the politics and backstage machinations he faced outside the ring. Chris recounts his ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Skylark

    The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer

    by Philip Furia ...
    Skylark is the story of the tormented but glorious life and career of Johnny Mercer, and the first biography of this enormously popular and influential lyricist. Raised in Savannah, Mercer brought a quintessentially southern style to both his life in New York and to his lyrics, which often evoked the landscapes and mood of his youth ("Moon River", "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"). Mercer ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • I'm Glad My Mom Died

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA 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 she had her first acting audition.... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Magic Words

    The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore

    by Lance Parkin ...
    For over three decades comics fans and creators have regarded Alan Moore as a titan of the form. With works such as V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell, he has repeatedly staked out new territory, attracting literary plaudits and a mainstream audience far removed from his underground origins. His place in popular culture is now such that major Hollywood players vie to adapt his books for cinema ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Lou Reed

    A Life

    The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed.As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians.But while his iconic ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Down and Out in Paradise

    The Life of Anthony Bourdain

    A groundbreaking, candid, well-sourced—but definitely unauthorized—biography of the celebrity chef and TV star Anthony Bourdain, based on extensive interviews with those who knew him intimately.Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide in June, 2018 shocked people around the world. Bourdain seemed to have it all: an irresistible personality, a dream job, a beautiful family, and international fame. The ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • My Song

    A Memoir

    Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and, most of all, the inspiring triumphs.Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. His mother was a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Girl in a Band

    A Memoir

    by Kim Gordon ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERKim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Miss Me with That

    Hot Takes, Helpful Tidbits, and a Few Hard Truths

    A candid, witty, and inspiring collection of essays from The Bachelor’s first Black Bachelorette, exploring everything from relationships and love to politics and race“The Bachelor gave me an opportunity, but I created my own happy ending.”Rachel Lindsay rose to prominence as The Bachelor’s first Black Bachelorette and has since become one of the franchise’s most well-known figures—and outspoken ... Read more

    $10.99 USD