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Updated April 13, 2024
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George Harrison : the reluctant Beatle
Norman, Philip 1943-
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,...
Scattershot : life, music, Elton, and me
Taupin, Bernie
**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,...
Goon with the spoon
Snoop Dogg 1972-
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...
Brothers and sisters : the Allman Brothers Band and the inside story of the album that defined the '70s
Paul, Alan 1966-
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...
Abbey Road : the inside story of the world's most famous recording studio
Hepworth, David 1950-
The incredible history of how Abbey Road became the most famous recording studio in the world.    "There are certain things that are mythical. Abbey Road is mythical."--Nile Rodgers Many people will recognize the famous crosswalk....
World within a song : music that changed my life and life that changed my music
Tweedy, Jeff 1967-
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...
Freaks, Gleeks, and Dawson's Creek : how seven teen shows transformed television
Glassman, Thea
The untold stories of seven revolutionary teen shows (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, My So-Called Life, Dawson's Creek, Freaks and Geeks, The O.C., Friday Night Lights, and Glee) that shaped the course of modern television and our pop cultural...
Charlie Chaplin vs. America : when art, sex, and politics collided
Eyman, Scott 1951-
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...
Madonna : a rebel life
Gabriel, Mary 1955-
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 (...
Head over heels : Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman : a love affair in words and pictures
Newman, Melissa 1961-
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...
Elvis and the Colonel : an insider's look at the most legendary partnership in show business
McDonald, Greg
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...
The golden girls : a cultural history
Giacomazzo, Bernadette 1979-
"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...
Daughter of the dragon : Anna May Wong's rendezvous with American history
Huang, Yunte
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--...
The masters : conversations with Bono, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend
Wenner, Jann
From New York Times bestselling author and Rolling Stone founder comes "a visit to the Mount Olympus of rock" in this remarkable collection of new and collected interviews with some of the greatest rock stars and cultural icons of our time (Kirkus Reviews). During...
Talk of champions : stories of the people who made me : a memoir
Smith, Kenny 1965 March 8-
A revealing, humorous, behind-the-scenes memoir from Kenny "The Jet" Smith--superstar basketball commentator, host of the top-rated show, Inside the NBA, and two-time NBA champion. Smith reveals memorable inside stories of his playing and broadcasting careers, focusing on...
Sixty-one : life lessons from papa, on and off the court
Paul, Chris 1985-
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...
62 : Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees, and the pursuit of greatness
Hoch, Bryan
An inside look at Yankees slugger Aaron Judge's incredible, unparalleled run to break Roger Maris's home run record and the franchise both men called home. Babe Ruth. Roger Maris. Aaron Judge. Three historic figures across generations of...
The daddy diaries : the year I grew up
Cohen, Andy 1968-
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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