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Updated November 30, 2023
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George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle
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...
Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me
Bernie Taupin
**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** An evocative, clear-eyed, and revealing memoir by Bernie Taupin, the lyrical master and long-time collaborator of Elton John "I loved writing, I loved chronicling life and every moment I was cogent,...
Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond
Henry Winkler
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...
Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood
Maureen Ryan
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  * LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER In this spectacular, newsmaking exposé that has the entertainment industry abuzz and on its heels, Vanity Fair's Maureen Ryan blows the lid on patterns of harassment and bias in Hollywood, the grassroots reforms...
Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the '70s
Alan Paul
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author Alan Paul's in-depth narrative look at the Allman Brothers' most successful album, and a portrait of an era in rock and roll and American history. The Allman Brothers Band...
Bogie & Bacall: The Surprising True Story of Hollywood's Greatest Love Affair
William J. Mann
From the noted Hollywood biographer and author of The Contender comes this celebration of the great American love story--the romance between Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart--capturing its complexity, contradictions, and challenges as never before. In Bogie & Bacall, William Mann offers a...
Parachute Women: Marianne Faithfull, Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, and the Women Behind the Rolling Stones
Elizabeth Winder
Discover the true story of the four women who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help shape and curate the image of The Rolling Stones--perfect for fans of Girls Like Us. The Rolling Stones have long been considered one of the greatest rock-and-roll bands of all time. At the...
The Golden Girls: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
Bernadette Giacomazzo
"This book is a much-needed addition to the growing body of scholarship around this beloved sitcom. An essential read for The Golden Girls fans and media studies scholars alike." -- Library Journal, Starred Review Over the course of seven years and 180 episodes, The Golden Girls altered...
Madonna: A Rebel Life
Mary Gabriel
New York Times Editors' Choice, One of NPR's Best Books of the Year In this "infinitely readable" biography, award-winning author Mary Gabriel chronicles the meteoric rise and enduring influence of the greatest female pop icon of the modern era: Madonna (...
Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided
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...
Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang
Born into the steam and starch of a Chinese laundry, Anna May Wong (1905-1961) emerged from turn-of-the-century Los Angeles to become Old Hollywood's most famous Chinese American actress, a screen siren who captivated global audiences and signed her publicity photos--with a touch of defiance--...
Thicker Than Water: A Memoir
Kerry Washington
Award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist Kerry Washington shares the deeply moving journey of her life so far, and the "beautiful" story of discovering her truth in this instant New York Times bestseller (Oprah Winfrey). While on a drive in Los...
Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour of an Icon
Kate Andersen Brower
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women, the first ever authorized biography of the most famous movie star of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Taylor. No celebrity rivals Elizabeth Taylor's glamour and guts or her level of fame. She was the last major...
Unlikeable Female Characters: The Women Pop Culture Wants You to Hate
Anna Bogutskaya
Jada Pinkett Smith
**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...
Sixty-One: Life Lessons from Papa, On and Off the Court
Chris Paul
Instant New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! A powerful and unexpected memoir of family, faith, tragedy, and life's most important lessons. The day after future NBA superstar Chris Paul signed his letter of...
Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time's Journey Through Rock & Roll History
Bill Janovitz
New York Times Bestseller The definitive biography of legendary musician, composer, and performer Leon Russell, a profound influence on countless artists, including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty,...
The Daddy Diaries
Andy Cohen
The Instant New York Times Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Andy Cohen goes from bottle service to baby bottles in a hilarious, heartwarming, and name-dropping account of the most important year of his life. Andy Cohen has...

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