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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

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

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

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

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

How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Tay...

William J. Mann

In the 60s, Elizabeth Taylor's affair with the married Richard Burton knocked John Glenn's orbit of the moon off front pages nationwide. Yet, despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human ...

Published: Apr 2010

Star Trek Memories

William Shatner

Beginning in 1966 as something a little out of the ordinary for prime-time TV, and suffering from shaky ratings throughout its entire run, 'Star Trek' went on to spend the better part of the next three decades exploding into a worldwi...

Published: May 2009

A Fortunate Life

Robert Vaughn

A remarkable and delightful memoir of a life spent in the uppermost circles of acting, politics, and the world Robert Vaughn was born an actor. His family worked in the theater for generations, and he knew from the very start that he...

Published: Nov 2009

The Rat Pack: Neon Nights with the Ki...

Lawrence J. Quirk

Quirk and Schoell's rehashing of the biographical details of Frank Sinatra and the rest of his crew is only intermittently able to disguise its contempt for their personal and professional lives. If there's an opportunity for a pot sh...

Published: Jun 2003

Cagney by Cagney

James Cagney

This book is for the true fan of James Cagney. Mr. Cagney tells his story as no one can.

Published: Mar 2005

Richard Harris: Sex, Death & the Movi...

Michael Feeney Callan

An intimate biography of one of the greatest eccentric spirits of the modern cinema--from his earliest days in Ireland, and his roles in classics like Mutiny on the Bounty, A Man Called Horse, Camelot, The Field, and Unforgiven--to hi...

Published: Mar 2005

The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, A...

Diahann Carroll

It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll—whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers—is anything but conventional. Shonda Rhime...

Published: Sep 2009

Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography

Richard Stirling

Julie Andrews is the last of the great Hollywood musical stars, unequaled by any in her time.In My Fair Lady, Julie Andrews had the biggest hit on Broadway. As the title character in Mary Poppins, she won an Academy Award. And, in 196...

Published: Apr 2009

The Hollywood Book of Death: The Biza...

James Robert Parish

The death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peacefu...

Published: Oct 2001

Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Pa...

Patty Duke

The Star--The public saw her as a gifted child  star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role  as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and the  youngest actor to have a prime-time television series  bearing her own name....

Published: May 1988

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A ...

Jenna Jameson

Today, Jenna Jameson is the biggest star in the history of adult movies, consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women alive. But behind the glamour and the meteoric rise to fame is a path paved with tragedy and heartbreak. D...

Published: Jan 2010

Marilyn Monroe

Barbara Leaming

Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will forever change the way we view the most enduring icon of America sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear about Marilyn Monroe, th...

Published: Feb 2000

All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoi...

Ashley Judd

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 2002, award-winning film and stage actor Ashley Judd found her true calling: as a humanitarian and voice for those suffering in neglected parts of the world. After her first trip to the notorious brothels...

Published: Feb 2012

Heath Ledger: His Beautiful Life and ...

John McShane

Young, cocksure, handsome and absurdly talented, Australian actor Heath Ledger shot to prominence with his first Hollywood film '10 Things I Hate About You': and a star was born.With huge charisma and smouldering looks lighting up the...

Published: Jun 2008

The Hollywood Book of Extravagance: T...

James Robert Parish

Savor the inside scoop on over-the-top superstars 'I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. . . . I'm a billionaire!' 'Acting is an empty and useless profession.' 'Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere...

Published: Aug 2007

Vivien: The Life of Vivien Leigh

Alexander Walker

Book annotation not available for this title.Title: VivienAuthor: Walker, AlexanderPublisher: PgwPublication Date: 1989/10/01Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: BL 00004057

Published: Jan 1994

Happily Ever After: The Drew Barrymor...

Leah Furman

Drew Barrymore was a star by the time she was seven years old, a drug addict by twelve, and a has - been before her sixteenth birthday. But with the resounding success of such recent films as Ever After: A Cinderella Story, The Weddin...

Published: Jan 2004

Lessons from the Mountain

Mary McDonough

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately ...

Published: Jun 2012

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and...

Meredith Baxter

"I remember Sarah asking me, when I'd just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  'Hair,' I blurted. 'He has to have hair.'" Meredith Baxter is a ...

Published: Mar 2012

Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepbu...

Donald Spoto

Her name is synonymous with elegance, style and grace. Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey Heurn captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and belo...

Published: Oct 2007

Dino: Living High in the Dirty Busine...

Nick Tosches

Only a handful of showbiz biographers can lay claim to posessing the literary acumen of writers like Michael Holroyd and Peter Ackroyd. Nick Tosches is one of these writers, and his unauthorized biography of Dean Martin stands as a te...

Published: Apr 1999

Things I Overheard While Talking to M...

Alan Alda

Picking up where his bestselling memoir Never Have Your Dog Stuffed left off–having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile–beloved actor and acclaimed author Alan Alda offers an insightful and...

Published: Sep 2008

Mae West: It Ain't No Sin

Simon Louvish

Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat---Mae West remains the twentieth century's greatest comedienne. She made an everlasting mark in trailblazing Broadway plays such as Sex a...

Published: Nov 2007
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