Actors & Entertainers

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“a thorough and candid assessment of a great actor’s life and enduring influence.”

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Bits and Pieces by . . . Whoopi Goldberg . . . is a rare gem among many ho-hum celebrity memoirs."

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There’s absolutely no doubt that African Americans played a huge role in the creation of what we now know as country music, and that this history has been largely whitewashed.

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“An engrossing story of the tumultuous final years of a movie icon.”

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Leading Lady is a breezy chronicle of Busch’s life and career, interspersed with anecdotes about his encounters with divas of the stage and screen.”

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“an outstanding work, filled with insights and stories, and written with authority.”

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“we should respect this iconoclastic disobedient Jew, one who used his Jewish sensibilities to pummel and reframe American comedy.”

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In his coming-of-age memoir, Happy People are Annoying, Josh Peck takes his readers on the jagged journey of his young life, up to his current 36-year-old self, now a popular social media

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“underscores the danger of relying on eyewitness testimony.”

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“Rickman’s diaries will provide young wanna-be actors what it’s really like to enter and exit the stage, play challenging roles and bask in the love of performance itself.”   

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“Often sad, sometimes funny, and always absorbing, this unusually candid memoir will be a must-read for Newman fans.”

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“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”

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This Much Is True is an entertaining, sometimes shocking, periodically uncomfortable, but altogether delightful read.”

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In 1982, at the age of 38, Alice Walker’s life pivoted dramatically and irrevocably with the publication of The Color Purple, her third published novel that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize

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“He is that most American of species, the entirely self–made individual. There is nothing like him, never has been, and never will be.”

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From start to finish Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life, with all its rich detail and Curtis’s genuine love for his subject, is the biography that Keaton deserves.

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As the book’s subtitle indicates, Camera Man is not a conventional birth-to-death narrative of the life of Buster Keaton.

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“The redeeming power of Freedman’s book is that it allows his fans to be exposed one more time to Cohen’s incredible personality and intelligence and, for that reason, the book is a success

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“Gottlieb’s deeply affecting book is a loving tribute to a great Swedish-American actress—an absolutely must-read for Garbo freaks.”

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“The first thing I learned about parenting is that kids ain’t goin’ nowhere.”

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“Shadmi’s deeply absorbing and moving biography will appeal to Dracula afficionados of all ages.”

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Hayley Mills is truly a figure from the past. Pollyanna indeed.

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“‘This book was born during my recovery, when I finally had the time to sit back and ruminate on my own life.’”

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“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””

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