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Alfred Hitchcock

Peter Ackroyd · Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense.

Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would...
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Paul Simon: The Life

Robert Hilburn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A publishing event from music legend Paul Simon: an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon's participation - but without editorial control - by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn.

Through such hits as "The Sound of Silence," "Bridge...
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She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron

Richard Cohen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship.

Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a phenomenal personality,...
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I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me To America's #1 Daytime Drama

Eric Braeden · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar...

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Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Todd S. Purdum · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century

They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South...

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Confessions of a Domestic Failure

Bunmi Laditan · MIRA
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback

Instant Bestseller

"Freaking hilarious. This is the novel moms have been waiting for." - Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood."...
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Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days

Janice Dean · Harper
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Fox & Friends meteorologist Janice Dean explains how she purposefully finds the silver lining in every cloud, no matter what challenge she faces.

Janice is well-known for the infectious joy she brings to segments on Fox & Friends, no matter the weather. Yet many of her fans...

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One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays

Scaachi Koul · Picador
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFE

In One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp...

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Calypso

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 273
Format: eBook

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house...
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Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art

SAM WASSON · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Fosse, a sweeping yet intimate - and often hilarious - history of a uniquely American art form that has never been more popular.

At the height of the McCarthy era, an experimental theater troupe set up shop in a bar near the University of Chicago....
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