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  • The Path to Paradise

    A Francis Ford Coppola Story

    by Sam Wasson ...
    The New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and The Big Goodbye returns with the definitive account of Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola’s decades-long dream to reinvent American filmmaking, if not the entire world, through his production company American Zoetrope.Francis Ford Coppola is one of the great American dreamers, and his most magnificent dream is ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • My Effin' Life

    by Geddy Lee ...
    The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and New York Times bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.Geddy Lee is one of rock and roll's most respected bassists. For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist has been an essential part of the ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • The Upcycled Self

    A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are

    by Tariq Trotter ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of hip-hop’s greatest MCs, unpacking his harrowing, remarkable journey in his own words, with enough insights for two lifetimes.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda, award-winning songwriter, producer, director, and creator of In the Heights and HamiltonFrom one of our generation’s most powerful artists and incisive storytellers comes a brilliantly crafted work about the art—and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Johnny Cash

    The Life In Lyrics

    The life of the Man in Black revealed by his lyrics and by rare photographs and ephemera, in a collectible edition featuring 125 of his most iconic songs, authorized by the Cash estateJohnny Cash is one of the most beloved and influential country-music stars of all time, having composed more than six hundred songs and sold more than ninety million records. He received twenty-nine gold, platinum, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • My Name Is Barbra

    The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and televisionPLEASE NOTE The E-book edition features additional photographs that are exclusive to the E-book.Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Road Years

    A Memoir, Continued . . .

    by Rick Mercer ...
    Rick Mercer is back—again!—with the eagerly awaited sequel to his bestselling memoirAt the end of his memoir Talking to Canadians, Rick Mercer was poised to make the biggest leap yet in his extraordinary career. Having overcome a serious lack of promise as a schoolboy and risen through the showbiz ranks—as an aspiring actor, star of a surprisingly successful one-man show about the Meech Lake ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Being Henry

    The Fonz . . . and Beyond

    by Henry Winkler ...
    Instant New York Times Bestseller!From Emmy-award winning actor, author, comedian, producer, and director Henry Winkler, a deeply thoughtful memoir of the lifelong effects of stardom and the struggle to become whole.Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as “The Fonz” in the beloved Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Energy Follows Thought

    The Stories Behind My Songs

    For the first time ever, and to help celebrate his 90th birthday in 2023, American icon Willie Nelson provides the stories behind the lyrics of 160 of his favorite songs, along with a dynamic assortment of never-before-seen photos and ephemera.From his earliest work in the 1950s to today, Willie looks back at the songs that have defined his career, from his days of earning $50 each to his biggest ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Charlie Chaplin vs. America

    When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided

    by Scott Eyman ...
    The remarkable, must-read story of Charlie Chaplin’s years of exile from the United States during the postwar Red Scare, and how it ruined his film career, from bestselling biographer Scott Eyman.Bestselling Hollywood biographer and film historian Scott Eyman tells the story of Charlie Chaplin’s fall from grace. In the aftermath of World War Two, Chaplin was criticized for being politically ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Lena Horne

    Goddess Reclaimed

    by Donald Bogle ...
    series Turner Classic Movies
    From Donald Bogle, the award-winning author of Hollywood Black and leading authority on Black cinema history, this is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive and lavish biography of Hollywood’s first African American movie goddess.Lena Horne’s life and career are truly remarkable in American film history. She was the first Black performer to become a true star—to receive the kind of glamour treatment at ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • 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

  • Tupac Shakur

    The Authorized Biography

    The authorized biography of the legendary artist, Tupac Shakur, a “touching, empathetic portrait” (The New York Times) of his life and powerful legacy, fully illustrated with photos, mementos, handwritten poetry, musings, and moreArtist, poet, actor, revolutionary, legendTupac Shakur is one of the greatest and most controversial artists of all time. More than a quarter of a century after his ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • If You Would Have Told Me

    A Memoir

    by John Stamos ...
    New York Times Bestseller“...I love him, and I respect him, and I need him. We all do.”—from the foreword by Jamie Lee CurtisIf you would have told a young John Stamos flipping burgers at his dad’s fast-food joint that one day he’d be a household name and that, at the height of his success, he’d be living alone, divorced, with no kids, high on a cocktail of forgetting, he mi... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • George Harrison

    The Reluctant Beatle

    by Philip Norman ...
    From the premiere Beatles biographer—author of the New York Times bestseller John Lennon: The Life and the million-copy selling Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation—a rare and revealing portrait of George Harrison, the most misunderstood and mysterious Beatle, based on decades-long research and unparalleled access to inside sources.Despite being hailed as one of the best guitarists of his era, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Next Chapter

    Making Peace with Hard Memories, Finding Hope All Around Me, and Clearing Space for Good Things to Come

    by Jana Kramer ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and country music superstar Jana Kramer reveals how she said goodbye, started again, moved on, and trusted God after her marriage came to a sudden end.The Next Chapter is Jana Kramer’s intimate and moving account about setting her life back on the right path after her sudden divorce. Chronicling the year that follows, Jana relives personal ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sonic Life

    A Memoir

    From the founding member of Sonic Youth, a passionate memoir tracing the author's life and art—from his teen years as a music obsessive in small-town Connecticut, to the formation of his legendary rock group, to thirty years of creation, experimentation, and wonder"Downtown scientists rejoice! For Thurston Moore has unearthed the missing links, the sacred texts, the forgotten stories, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Behind the Shoulder Pads

    Tales I Tell My Friends

    by Joan Collins ...
    “I’ve had many amazing adventures in my life. Some stories, though, I have only ever shared with my friends.… Until now!”Dame Joan Collins has always believed that one should retain some mystery in life and hide a knowing smile behind one’s shoulder pads. In her new book, she returns in dazzling form to share her most memorable moments from her eclectic and vibrant life—in and out of the limelight ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sondheim

    His Life, His Shows, His Legacy

    Lively, sophisticated, and filled with first-person tributes and glorious images, Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy lifts the curtain on a Broadway legend. "Aside from Sondheim's own exceptional books...this may be the best coffee-table volume devoted to his work."(Shelf Awareness)Brimming with insights from a veritable Who's Who of Broadway Babies and complemented by more than two hundred ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Worthy

    **Time magazine most anticipated books of 2023****Parade magazine must-read books by celebrities 2023**"I went through so many emotions reading this book. Reconnecting to one's ancestors and truly feeling, not only hearing, their stories are fertile ground for true ecstatic embodiment of the self. We have to know where we've been to see where we're going." -Will Smith"[Smith] is candid and ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Funny You Should Say That

    by Gerry Dee ...
    One of Canada’s top comedians shares the funniest stories from his life and career in this collection of hilarious essaysFor more than two decades, Gerry Dee has made audiences laugh, first as a hard-working stand-up comedian, and then as the star of his own CBC television program, Mr. D. Dee became a physical education teacher, thinking he would have it made: coaching, summers off and a good ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Great Falls, MT

    Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again

    by Reggie Watts ...
    Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shares his story of growing up in Montana as a biracial oddball struggling to navigate life, girls, drugs, and his own identity in America’s heartland—and having a blast doing it.Reggie Watts is weird. But you knew that. Anyone who’s seen his multifaceted, entirely improvised comedy and music shows knows that. Reggie Watts is also from the town of Great Falls, MT ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

    A Memoir

    by Sly Stone ...
    Not many memoirs are generational events. But when Sly Stone, one of the few true musical geniuses of the last century, decides to finally tell hislife story, it can’t be called anything else.As the front man for the sixties pop-rock-funk band Sly and the Family Stone, a songwriter who created some of the most memorable anthems of the 1960s and 1970s (“Everyday People,” “Family Affair”), and a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Behind the Seams

    My Life in Rhinestones

    by Dolly Parton ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A beautiful celebration of Dolly Parton’s iconic sense of style through entertaining personal stories and 450 full-color photographs, including exclusive images from her private costume archiveIn Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones, global superstar Dolly Parton shares, for the first time, the full story behind her lifelong passion for fashion, including how she ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Words of a Goat Princess

    by Jessie Reyez ...
    A moving poetic debut from a talented artist, USA TODAY bestseller Words of a Goat Princess is everything you love about singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez—her rawness, her love affair with the ugly truths of humanity, and so much more.Words of a Goat Princess is the USA TODAY bestselling debut poetry collection about life’s struggle and triumphs from Grammy-nominated and JUNO-award winning songwriter ... Read more

    $8.99 USD