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  • This Is Just My Face

    Try Not to Stare

    by Gabourey Sidibe

    “Gabourey Sidibe’s delightful memoir offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl’s dreams come true, from the inside out. Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny, and gorgeously open. What she offers of herself in these pages is a gift.”—Roxane GayIn This Is Just My Face, Gabourey Sidibe—the “gives-zero-effs queen of Hollywood AND perceptive best friend in your head” (Lena Dunham) ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Cherry Slice

    by Jennifer Stone

    series A Cherry PI Mystery #1
    Reality TV turns deadly in Cherry Hinton’s first caseWhen Kenny Thorpe, a contestant on Expose TV’s Big Blubber, the hot new celebrity weight-loss show, is murdered on live television in front of 3 million viewers, the case seems pretty watertight. After all, everyone saw Martin do it – didn’t they?Cherry Hinton knows there’s more to this than meets the eye. As an investigative reporter, she went ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Laura's Ghost

    Women Speak About Twin Peaks

    by Courtenay Stallings and 1 more

    In 1990, the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, opened with a murder mystery when a beautiful homecoming queen, wrapped in plastic, washed up on a cold and rocky beach. Laura Palmer's character began as a plot device that triggered a small town to face its fractured self. But after three seasons and a film, Laura Palmer is no longer just a plot ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Cherry Twist

    by Jennifer Stone

    series A Cherry PI Mystery #2
    It’s murder on the dance floor, as Cherry is about to discoverKeeping temperamental ballroom dancers happy feels like a full-time job for the producer of TV night show The Dance is Right. So when star dancer Nadiya Slipchenko senses that she is in danger, he turns to local detective Cherry Hinton to act as an on-set bodyguard.Though Cherry is sceptical of Nadiya’s claims at first, it’s not long ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • How to Watch Television, Second Edition

    by Ethan Thompson and 1 more

    series User's Guides to Popular Culture #3
    A new edition that brings the ways we watch and think about television up to the presentWe all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it “good” or “bad.” Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Bold and the Beautiful: In Celebration of 20 Years on Television

    by Eva Demirjian and 1 more

    Prefaced by celebrated television pioneer and The Bold and the Beautiful co-creator, Lee Phillip Bell, this special, limited edition book is an informative and fun photographic essay that explores the richly layered history of the world's most watched long-running, and award winning daily drama series, The Bold and the Beautiful**.**The book showcases in pictorial detail a year-by-year account of ... Read more

    $8.19 USD

  • Sunshine on Putty: The Golden Age of British Comedy from Vic Reeves to The Office

    by Ben Thompson

    The definitive history of a golden age in British show-business, Sunshine On Putty is based on hundreds of interviews with the leading comedians of the era, as well as managers, agents, producers, directors, executives and TV personalities.In the 1990s, British comedy underwent a renaissance – shows like The Fast Show, The Day Today, Shooting Stars, The League of Gentlemen, The Royle Family and ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Dangerously Funny

    The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

    by David Bianculli

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever changed the face of television.Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • On the Couch

    by Lorraine Bracco

    **In this candid, conversational memoir, actress Lorraine Bracco openly reveals the details of her struggle with depression, the treatment that helped her triumph, and her experience playing psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO’s The Sopranos—the role that helped to save her life.Here, Lorraine shares the deeply personal story of her spiral into—and back from—the depths of depression; how she ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Bionic Book Reconstructed

    by Herbie J Pilato

    Before Hiro on Heroes, there was Steve Austin - The Six Million Dollar Man. Before Buffy Summers on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, there was Jaime Sommers - The Bionic Woman. Now, television's classic wonder people of the 1970s are back and stronger than ever in - THE BIONIC BOOK: THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN AND THE BIONIC WOMAN RECONSTRUCTED, written by best-selling author Herbie J Pilato (Bewitched ... Read more

    $9.95 USD

  • What Would Mary Ann Do?

    A Guide to Life

    by Dawn Wells and 1 more

    So, what would Mary Ann do?As the sweet, polite, and thoughtful Mary Ann Summers from Kansas in the hit series Gilligan’s Island, Dawn Wells created an unforgettable and beloved character that still connects with people fifty years from the show’s debut in 1964. As the “good girl” among the group of castaways on a tiny island, she was often positioned against the glamorous and exotic Ginger Grant, ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Screenwriting is Storytelling

    Creating an A-List Screenplay that Sells!

    by Kate Wright and 1 more

    While most screenwriting books focus on format and structure, Kate Wright explains how to put story at the center of a screenplay. A compelling story, complete with intriguing characters and situations created with these screenwriting tricks of the trade can become a box office blockbuster film.Screenwriters will learn:- Developing themes within the plot- Using structure to define the story- ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Platinum Age of Television

    From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific

    by David Bianculli

    Television today is better than ever. From The Sopranos to Breaking Bad, Sex and the City to Girls, and Modern Family to Louie, never has so much quality programming dominated our screens. Exploring how we got here, acclaimed TV critic David Bianculli traces the evolution of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Apple TV Crash Course

    The Unofficial Beginners Guide to Using Apple TV

    by Thomas Bell

    Mac. iPhone. iPad. Apple TV? While Apple TV may not get the same press is other Apple products, that is about to change. For years, Apple TV was touted on Apple’s hobby product—something they tinkered with occasionally, but not something they put as much effort in as other Apple products. This changed in 2012. Apple announced a slimmed down version of the media device at a price people could ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Downton Abbey Script Book Season 2

    by Julian Fellowes

    series Downton Abbey #2
    The full scripts of award-winning Downton Abbey, season two including previously unseen commentary from Julian FellowesOpening in 1916, as the First World War rages across Europe, Season Two is the next dramatic installment of the much-loved, award-winning drama. The Crawley family and their servants play their parts on the front line and back at home as their lives are intensified by the strains ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • 101 Reasons the '90s Ruled

    Ten Years of Living La Vida Loca

    by M.C. King

    The '90s were so money! Sit back and relive ten of the best years of your so-called life...Presidential scandals, rap feuds, Baywatch -- the '90s had it all. It was the decade during which we first visited 90210 and had coffee with our Friends. We got on the Web and started to Google and lol. We learned that a show about nothing can definitely be something, and that men and women hail from ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty

    by Beckey Burgoyne

    More than just a typical biography, Perfectly Amanda is the story of Amanda Blake and the legendary character of Miss Kitty she portrayed on Gunsmoke. ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • The Illuminati in Hollywood

    Celebrities, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies in Pop Culture and the Entertainment Industry

    by Mark Dice

    The infamous Illuminati secret society represents the pinnacle of power in politics, banking, and the news media; but what about the entertainment industry? Do Hollywood’s elite studios, producers, and celebrities have a secret agenda? Are they part of a covert conspiracy? Media analyst Mark Dice will show you exactly how Hollywood uses celebrities and entertainment as a powerful propaganda tool ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Daily Show (The Book)

    An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests

    by Jon Stewart and 1 more

    The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Colorblind Screen

    Television in Post-Racial America

    by Sarah Nilsen and 1 more

    The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race, in actuality this attitude serves to reify and ... Read more

    $21.89 USD

  • James Arness: An Autobiography

    An Autobiography

    by James Arness with James E. Wise and 1 more

    James Arness was born May 26, 1923, in Minneapolis. He entered college just as World War II began and dreamed of being a naval aviator. It seemed as if every night his fraternity was having a party to send off a brother to the service. Young Arness got his interview with a naval flight program officer, but his hopes vanished as he was informed that his six foot seven inch height disqualified him ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • Andy and Don

    The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American

    by Daniel de Visé

    A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, this “humorous, informative, and poignant book” celebrates the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America’s most iconic television programs and “shows how the magic was created” (Library Journal).Andy Griffith and Don Knotts first met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy moved to Hollywood to film a TV pilot for a comedy ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Alternate Channels

    Queer Images on 20th-Century TV (revised edition)

    by Steven Capsuto

    Alternate Channels explores the fight for lesbian and gay visibility on 20th-century American television, as gay activists faced off with powerful, often vicious "traditional values" crusaders, with TV executives caught in the crossfire.It documents countless programs, characters, and political skirmishes, examining lesbian and gay portrayals and the few pioneering depictions of bisexual and trans ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • When Variety Was King

    Memoir of a TV Pioneer

    by Frank Peppiatt

    A television producer’s “fascinating” memoir of the golden age of the variety show (Kirkus Reviews).A humble Canadian boy who grew up to create iconic American TV shows featuring the Hollywood celebrities of the day, Frank Peppiatt made his breakthrough by developing the rock TV show Hullabuloo with his partner, John Aylesworth. That led to a writing gig for Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé—and then ... Read more

    $2.99 USD