Biography & Autobiography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

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The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Aut...

Sidney Poitier

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the...

Published: Jan 2007

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Au...

Rob Lowe

A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to th...

Published: Jan 2012

Still Me

Christopher Reeve

When the first Superman movie came out I was frequently asked 'What is a hero?'  I remember the glib response I repeated so many times.  My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the ...

Published: Jan 1999

Lucky Man: A Memoir

Michael J. Fox

The acclaimed actor offers an intimate, heartwarming account of his life, his meteoric rise to success in television and film, his struggle with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological condition that usually affects the elder...

Published: Apr 2003

Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + Go...

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons, the original and eternal hip-hop mogul, is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. When no one outside of inner-city New York had even heard of hip-hop, Simmons saw ...

Published: Sep 2002

Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tal...

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me", and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek...

Published: Aug 2009

Love, Lucy

Lucille Ball

The one and only New York Times bestselling autobiography by Lucille Ball... 'Filled with light and laughter.' (New York Times Book Review) 'Lucy fans will find this book fascinating.' (Detroit News) 'A winner.' (New York Newsday) 'In...

Published: Oct 1997

It's Not Me, It's You: Subjective Rec...

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

A rapier-sharp, hilariously irreverent collection of true-life essays from the beloved author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay. Stefanie Wilder-Taylor has never been one to take the conventional route. Whether financing a move to ...

Published: Sep 2010

Prairie Tale: A Memoir

Melissa Gilbert


Published: Feb 2010


Linda Lovelace

Good Girl. Obedient Wife. Porn Slave. Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning… Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn't let her...

Published: Jan 2006

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina...

Misty Copeland

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school com...

Published: Jan 2015

Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me

Howie Mandel

A frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir that reveals the Deal or No Deal host's ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD–and how it has shaped his life and career. Howie Mandel is one of the most recognizable names in entertainment–respe...

Published: Sep 2010

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Steve Martin

In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of 'why I did stand-up and why I ...

Published: Sep 2008

Meet the Mertzes: The Life Stories of...

Rob Edelman

Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America's most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. This meticulously res...

Published: Sep 1999

What's Eating Johnny Depp?

Nigel Goodall

Johnny Depp, Hollywood’s most famous outsider, is one of this generation’s most impassioned, highly lauded stars. Nigel Goodall looks at his often turbulent life, his highprofile love affairs, and his extraordinary career ...

Published: Jul 2004

Behind Sad Eyes: The Life of George H...

Marc Shapiro

Shrouded in a sea of mystery, the elusive George Harrison has long been the most private and enigmatic member of the Beatles. From his hard knock childhood in Liverpool to his ascendance into rock infamy, George Harrison's life has b...

Published: Jan 2003

Model Patient: My Life As an Incurabl...

Karen Duffy

In this memoir, Karen Duffy, best known as a former MTV VJ and Revlon model, reveals how her acting and modeling career came to an abrupt halt when she was diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the central nervous system--a rare and potential...

Published: Nov 2001

My Point...And I Do Have One

Ellen DeGeneres

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we're so scared of the boogey...

Published: Sep 2007

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Sta...

Dr Denis Leary

A hilarious blast of scathing irreverence from the award-winning actor and comedian. 'A pissed off Leary is the best Leary,' says one critic of the writer and comic. In Why We Suck, Dr. Denis Leary uses his common sense, and his bi...

Published: Oct 2009

Last Words

George Carlin

As one of America's preeminent comedic voices, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last h...

Published: Nov 2010

Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

Alan Cumming

In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.A beloved star o...

Published: May 2015

Almost Interesting

David Spade

A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live alumni David Spade.David Spade is best known for his harsh "Hollywood" Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Joe Dirt an...

Published: Apr 2016

What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life

Tim Conway

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his roles on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.In the annals of TV history...

Published: May 2014

Most Talkative: Stories from the Fron...

Andy Cohen

The man behind the Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television showFrom a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not i...

Published: Mar 2013

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of El...

Peter Guralnick

There's no mention of sequins, drugs, or peanut butter in thisunderstated biography of the teenaged Elvis, a serious and worthy attempt toanswer the question, 'Who was this guy before he was an icon, thevoice of a generation, the King...

Published: Sep 1995

Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Ki...

Mike Rothmiller

Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Murdered Marilyn Monroe tells the essential truth of the death of Marilyn Monroe at the hand of Robert Kennedy, Attorney General of the United States. Drawing on unseen police files, Marilyn Mon...

Published: Oct 2021

My Wicked Wicked Ways: The Autobiogra...

Errol Flynn

Scandalous film star Errol Flynn tells all in this autobiography, detailing his pre-Hollywood career as a mercenary, and his trial for rape in 1943.

Published: Feb 2003

Dean Martin: King of the Road

Michael Freedland

Singer, actor, and member of the infamous Rat Pack, Dean Martin was a star who had it all—money, women, and fame. Now Michael Freedland looks at his life, his career, and his enduring appeal. Beginning with his Ohio childhood as...

Published: May 2005

The Real Animal House: The Awesomely ...

Chris Miller

The creator of Animal House at last tells the real story of the fraternity that inspired the iconic film--a story far more outrageous (and funny!) than any movie could ever capture. Animal House, the film adaptation of stories Chri...

Published: Oct 2007

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from...

Cary Elwes

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, ...

Published: Oct 2016
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