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  • Errand into the Maze

    The Life and Works of Martha Graham

    Deborah Jowitt's Errand into the Maze is the definitive biography of the visionary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham… ... Read more

    $16.99 USD


  • The Great American Recipe Cookbook

    Regional Cuisine and Family Favorites from the Hit TV Show

    This beautiful cookbook from the home cooks and judges on the brand-new PBS show The Great American Recipe showcases the best in American regional cookingIn the first season of The Great American Recipe, 10 home chefs representing distinct culinary backgrounds brought with them a rich collection of recipes. Some were secret family recipes passed down through the generations, some were new twists ... Read more

    $12.99 USD


  • I'll Show Myself Out

    Essays on Midlife and Motherhood

    by Jessi Klein ...
    The eagerly anticipated second essay collection from Jessi Klein, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling debut You’ll Grow Out of It.“Sometimes I think about how much bad news there is to tell my kid, the endlessly long, looping CVS receipt scroll of truly terrible things that have happened, and I want to get under the bed and never come out. How do we tell them about all this? Can we ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection

    This book contains several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. Here you will find the Anne of Green ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Impossible Has Happened

    The Life and Work of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek

    by Lance Parkin ...
    September 8, 2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the world's most successful science fiction television series: Star Trek. In this new biography Lance Parkin, author of Aurum's acclaimed Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore, will go in search of the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.This book reveals how an undistinguished writer of cop shows set out to produce ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Sinatra and the Jack Pack

    The Extraordinary Friendship between Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy?Why They Bonded and What Went Wrong

    A New York Times BestsellerFrank Sinatra desperately wanted to be part of John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s gang. He had his own famed Rat Pack,” made up of hard drinking, womanizing individuals like himself-guys like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Peter Lawford-but the guy Ol’ Blue Eyes” really wanted to hang with was Lawford’s brother-in-law, the real chairman of the board, John F. Kennedy.In Sinatra ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Max Factor and Hollywood

    A Glamorous History

    The story of the makeup artist who changed the film industry—and the world of modern cosmetics. Includes photos.When Polish wigmaker and cosmetician Max Factor arrived in Los Angeles at the dawn of the motion picture industry, “make-up” had been associated only with stage performers and ladies of the oldest profession. Appalled by the garish paints worn by actors, Factor introduced the first ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Ride of a Lifetime

    Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

    by Robert Iger ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRRobert Iger became CEO of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • The Wizard of Oz

    series BFI Film Classics
    The Wizard of Oz 'was my very first literary influence,' writes Salman Rushdie in his account of the great MGM children's classic. At the age of ten he had written a story, 'Over the Rainbow', about a colourful fantasy world. But for Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults, in which 'the weakness ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Our American Cousin

    by Tom Taylor ...
    "Our American Cousin" is an 1858 three-act play by English playwright Tom Taylor. The play is a farce whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish, but honest American, Asa Trenchard, to his aristocratic English relatives when he goes to England to claim the family estate.Although the play achieved great renown during its first few years and remained very popular throughout the ... Read more

    $0.45 USD

  • Top of the Morning

    Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

    by Brian Stelter ...
    CNN correspondent Brian Stelter reveals the dark side of morning television with exclusive material about current and past morning stars, from Matt Lauer to Katie Couric.When America wakes up with personable and charming hosts like Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, it's hard to imagine their show bookers having to guard a guest's hotel room all night to prevent rival shows from poaching. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How to Win The Bachelor

    The Secret to Finding Love and Fame on America's Favorite Reality Show

    Perfect for fans of Bachelor Nation and Seinfeldia, an illuminating deep dive into the most successful reality TV franchise of all time—The Bachelor.Since its premiere in 2002, ABC’s The Bachelor has become a staple of American television. Now, discover the fascinating history of the show, uncover the ins and outs of the phenomenon that has become Bachelor Nation, and take a deeper look at what ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • That's Not Funny

    How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them

    A 2022 Best Comedy Book, VultureA rousing call for liberals and progressives to pay attention to the emergence of right-wing comedy and the political power of humor."Why do conservatives hate comedy? Why is there no right-wing Jon Stewart?" These sorts of questions launch a million tweets, a thousand op-eds, and more than a few scholarly analyses. That's Not Funny argues that it is both an ... Read more

    $20.49 USD

  • I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

    by Roger Ebert ...
    Roger Ebert awards at least two out of four stars to most of the more than 150 movies he reviews each year. But when the noted film critic does pan a movie, the result is a humorous, scathing critique far more entertaining than the movie itself.I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Roger Ebert's Four-Star Reviews 1967–2007

    by Roger Ebert ...
    Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching. ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Musical Theatre

    A History

    by John Kenrick ...
    Musical Theatre: A History is a new revised edition of a proven core text for college and secondary school students – and an insightful and accessible celebration of twenty-five centuries of great theatrical entertainment.As an educator with extensive experience in professional theatre production, author John Kenrick approaches the subject with a unique appreciation of musicals as both an art form ... Read more

    $26.49 USD

  • The World of Critical Role

    The History Behind the Epic Fantasy

    series Critical Role
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Dive deep into the history of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG livestream with the cast of Critical Role in this definitive guide featuring never-before-seen illustrations and photos.From its unassuming beginnings as a casual home game between friends to the role-playing phenomenon it is today, Critical Role has become the stuff of legend. These pages chronicle how ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Paper Tangos

    by Julie Taylor ...
    series Public planet books
    Tango. A multidimensional expression of Argentine identity, one that speaks to that nation’s sense of disorientation, loss, and terror. Yet the tango mesmerizes dancers and audiences alike throughout the world. In Paper Tangos, Julie Taylor—a classically trained dancer and anthropologist—examines the poetics of the tango while describing her own quest to dance this most dramatic of paired dances ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Let’s Talk About Your Wall

    Mexican Writers Respond to the Immigration Crisis

    Topic: Immigration and the border crisis are constantly in the news and they will be central in the lead-up to the election, whatever the outcomeLeading Mexican writers: The anthology includes pieces by the likes of Valeria Luiselli and Yuri Herrera, who are well-known here. Luiselli has said she will help support the book. Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's leading writers and is well-connected ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • Wuthering Heights

    by Emily Brontë ...
    Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Brontë, was asked to pay some of the publication costs. Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Postcolonial Plays

    An Anthology

    This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre.This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, ... Read more

    $59.95 USD

  • Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists

    Onstage Synergy

    An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress. Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists brings together the empirical research of Cathy Madden, a ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Your Screenplay Sucks!

    100 Ways to Make It Great

    by William Akers ...
    A lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America who has had three feature films produced from his screenplays, Akers offers beginning writers the tools they need to get their screenplay noticed. ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Get the Picture?

    The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films

    by Jim Piper ...
    Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies as disparate as The Great Train Robbery and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, High Noon and Blood ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $1.99 USD