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Updated June 12, 2024
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The Woman in Me
Britney Spears
Named a Best Book of the Year by Elle, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, NPR, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, and more! "In Britney Spears's memoir, she's stronger than ever." --The New York Times Over 2 million...
George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle
Philip Norman
From the premiere Beatles biographer--author of the New York Times bestseller John Lennon: The Life and Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation--a rare and "absorbing biography" (Wall Street Journal) of George Harrison, the most misunderstood and mysterious Beatle,...
Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in Hollywood
Ed Zwick
This heartfelt and wry career memoir from the director of Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall, About Last Night, and Glory, creator of the show thirtysomething, and executive producer of My So-Called Life,...
Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans
Kenneth Womack
The first full-length biography of Mal Evans, the Beatles' beloved friend, confidant, and roadie.  Malcolm Evans, the Beatles' long-time roadie, personal assistant, and devoted friend, was an invaluable member of the band's inner circle. A towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Evans...
The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters
Susan Page
A "smart, juicy, deeply reported" (Katie Couric) biography of the most successful female broadcaster of all time--Barbara Walters--a woman whose personal demons fueled an ambition that broke all the rules and finally gave women a permanent place on the air, written by bestselling author Susan...
On Locations: Lessons Learned from My Life On Set with The Sopranos and in the Film Industry
Mark Kamine
The executive producer of The White Lotus shares how he got his big break in film and television production on "the greatest TV show of all time" (Rolling Stone) An inside look at the film industry for fans, students, and aspiring professionals - featuring a foreword by...
Not Your China Doll: The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna May Wong
Katie Gee Salisbury
"Enlightening, nuanced, and honest."--Lisa See Set against the glittering backdrop of Los Angeles during the gin-soaked Jazz Age and the rise of Hollywood, this debut book celebrates Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star, to bring an unsung heroine to light and reclaim...
Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided
Scott Eyman
The "shocking" (The Wall Street Journal), 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...
The Amplified Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana
Michael Azerrad
A downright revolutionary 30th-anniversary deluxe edition of the iconic bestselling biography of Nirvana, updated with exclusive new content exploring the personal and cultural forces that inspired the music, the author's friendship with Kurt Cobain and why multiple generations...
Pandora's Box: How Guts, Guile, and Greed Upended TV
Peter Biskind
A NEW YORKER BEST BOOKS OF 2023 SELECTION "Biskind's saga about the rise and fall of prestige television explains, in punchy, propulsive prose, how we went from Tony Soprano to Ted Lasso." --New Yorker Bestselling author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures,...
Head Over Heels: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman: A Love Affair in Words and Pictures
Melissa Newman
An invitation to the private world of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, one of America's most iconic couples, in a lavishly illustrated oversize photo book affectionately curated by their daughter Melissa Newman.    Their love story is the stuff of Hollywood...
50 Oscar Nights: Iconic Stars & Filmmakers on Their Career-Defining Wins (Turner Classic Movies)
Dave Karger
An exclusive look behind the scenes of the Academy Awards as top stars and filmmakers discuss their Oscar wins and tell never-before-told tales of Hollywood's biggest night, in a collection of original interviews with Turner Classic Movies host and entertainment media journalist Dave Karger....
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,...
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 (...
Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent
Judi Dench
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Taking a curtain call with a live snake in her wig... Cavorting naked through the Warwickshire countryside painted green... Acting opposite a child with a pumpkin on his head... These...
A.K.A. Lucy: The Dynamic and Determined Life of Lucille Ball
Sarah Royal
This stunning package offers a rich, intimate, and highly entertaining look at the remarkable life and work of the television pioneer, the First Lady of Comedy, the legend, Lucille Ball--AKA Lucy.   Full of fresh perspective, gorgeously designed, and richly...
Snoop Dogg Presents Goon with the Spoon
Snoop Dogg
Following the breakout success of his first cookbook, From Crook to Cook, Snoop Dogg returns with this new collection of recipes in collaboration with his friend and iconic Bay Area rapper E-40. Drawing inspiration from both rappers' musical catalog, Snoop's VH1 show with Martha, and E...
World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music
Jeff Tweedy
What makes us fall in love with a song? What makes us want to write our own songs? Do songs help? Do songs help us live better lives? And do the lives we live help us write better songs? After two New York Times bestsellers that cemented and expanded his legacy as one of America's best-loved...
Surely You Can't Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!
David Zucker
Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the '70s
Alan Paul
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's Brothers and Sisters was not only the band's bestselling album, at over seven million copies...
Toxic: The Story of Nine Famous Women in the Tabloid 2000s
Sarah Ditum
A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s--Britney, Paris, Lindsay, Aaliyah, Janet, Amy, Kim, Chyna, and Jen--and the sexist, exploitative culture that let them down Paris Hilton's 11:11 Media has optioned Toxic as a docuseries. Hilton said...
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...
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...
Beverly Hills Spy: The Double-Agent Flying Ace Who Infiltrated Hollywood and Helped Japan Attack Pearl Harbor
Ronald Drabkin
In the spirit of Ben Macintyre's greatest spy nonfiction, the truly unbelievable and untold story of Frederick Rutland--a debonair British WWI hero, flying ace, fixture of Los Angeles society, and friend of Golden Age Hollywood stars--who flipped to become a spy for Japan in the...
Bee Gees: Children of the World
Bob Stanley
A dazzling biography of one of the bestselling bands of all time, told with brilliant insight by renowned pop music scholar Bob Stanley. The world is full of Bee Gees fans. Yet for a band of such renown, little is known about Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb. People...
Elvis and the Colonel: An Insider's Look at the Most Legendary Partnership in Show Business
Greg McDonald
A fresh biography of legendary entertainment manager Colonel Tom Parker, with a contrarian and corrective point of view. Colonel Tom Parker, often reviled in his time, led the strategy from the earliest days of Elvis's career. Together, they built the most legendary...
Unti Francis Ford Coppola and Zoetrope
Sam Wasson
"Sam Wasson's supremely entertaining book tracks the ups and downs, ins and outs, of a remarkable career. . . . A marvel of unshowy reportage."--New York Times The New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. and The Big Goodbye returns with the definitive account of Academy...
To the Temple of Tranquility...And Step On It!: A Memoir
Ed Begley Jr.
Beloved actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. shares hilarious and poignant stories of his improbable life, focusing on his relationship with his legendary father, adventures with Hollywood icons, the origins of his environmental activism, addiction and recovery, and his lifelong...
This Boy: The Early Lives of John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Ilene Cooper
An inside look at the early lives of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, This Boy is a perfect book for any young reader embracing their inner Beatlemania. Meant for younger readers, This Boy is a gripping biography of two musical legends. Beginning with their births...

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