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  • Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers
    Views : 468
    Pages : 432

    by: Leslie Bennetts

    Publisher: pLittle, Brown and Company

    Book Description

    The life and legacy of Joan Rivers (1933-2014).

    Rivers grew up in a state of constant contradiction. Her mother's desire to have the nicest things put the family in perpetual financial struggle, and Rivers wanted to become a famous actre ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0316261300

    ISBN-13: 9780316261302

    Language: English

  • The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
    Views : 389
    Pages : 592

    by: David Bianculli

    Publisher: pDoubleday

    Book Description

    Let’s all agree on good TV.

    In his latest book, prominent TV critic Bianculli (TV and Film/Rowan Univ.; Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” 2010, etc.), the founder and editor o ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0385540272

    ISBN-13: 9780385540278

    Language: English

  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
    Views : 31
    Pages : 304

    by: Trevor Noah

    Publisher: pSpiegel & Grau

    Book Description

    The host of The Daily Show reflects on his tumultuous South African childhood.

    In a gritty memoir, Noah relates his harsh experiences growing up during the final years of apartheid and the chaotic and racially charged conflicts that ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0399588175

    ISBN-13: 9780399588174

    Language: English

  • Scrappy Little Nobody
    Views : 310
    Pages : 304

    by: Anna Kendrick

    Publisher: pTouchstone

    Book Description

    The autobiography of a Mainer who hit the big time in Hollywood.

    Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Kendrick started acting professionally at a very young age when she landed a part in a community theater production of Annie. Fro ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1501117203

    ISBN-13: 9781501117206

    Language: English

  • Absolutely on Music: Conversations
    Views : 7
    Pages : 352

    by: Haruki Murakami Seiji Ozawa Jay Rubin

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    The edited texts of six engaging conversations about music between the celebrated Japanese writer and the noted conductor who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly 30 years.

    Although Murakami (The Strange Library, 2014, etc. ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0385354347

    ISBN-13: 9780385354349

    Language: English

  • The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963
    Views : 94
    Pages : 416

    by: Ed Ward

    Publisher: pFlatiron Books

    Book Description

    A dean of rock journalism delivers the first volume of a magnum opus on a subject that never ceases to fascinate.

    When does the rock ’n’ roll genre properly begin? Clearly well before Elvis Presley took the stage. By Fresh Air correspond ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 125007116X

    ISBN-13: 9781250071163

    Language: English

  • The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
    Views : 192
    Pages : 480

    by: Chris Smith

    Publisher: pGrand Central Publishing

    Book Description

    A lively oral history of The Daily Show focused on Jon Stewart’s improbable transformation from basic-cable comic to progressive conscience.

    New York magazine contributing editor Smith deftly combines narrative with the re ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 1455565385

    ISBN-13: 9781455565382

    Language: English