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Hope

by Richard Zoglin Simon & Schuster (November 04, 2014)

“Revelatory…fascinating” (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer...


Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

by Mark Zwonitzer & Charles Hirshberg Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

The first major biography of the Carter Family, the musical pioneers who almost single-handedly created the sounds and traditions that grew into modern folk, country, and bluegrass music.

Meticulously researched...


Cosby

by Mark Whitaker Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2014)

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun...


As It Happened

by William S. Paley Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

As it Happened is a landmark memoir, the first of its kind by a giant of the communications media. It is the intimate and straightforward story of an original, the life and growth of an extraordinary man and...


The Todd Glass Situation

by Todd Glass & Jonathan Grotenstein Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

A “triumphant” (The New York Times) memoir from beloved comedian Todd Glass about his decision at age forty-eight to finally live openly as a gay man, and the support from his illustrious collection of comedy...


Mom in the Movies

by Turner Classic Movies, Inc. & Richard Corliss Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many...


A View from A Broad

by Bette Midler Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now...


John Wayne: The Life and Legend

by Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling biography of John Wayne: “authoritative and enormously engaging…Eyman takes you through Wayne’s life, his death, and his legend in a detailed, remarkably knowledgeable yet...


Love Life

by Rob Lowe Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

On the heels of his New York Times bestselling Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe is back with an entertaining collection that “invites readers into his world with easy charm and disarming frankness”...


Coast to Coast

by Nora Johnson Simon & Schuster (August 03, 2004)

Nora Johnson was a young child when her parents' marriage collapsed. Her father, Nunnally Johnson, the writer, producer, or director of many acclaimed movies, such as The Grapes of Wrath and The Dirty Dozen,...


Hollywood

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (August 10, 2010)

"One thing I’ve always liked about Hollywood is its zip, or speed. The whole industry depends to some extent on talent spotting. The hundreds of agents, studio executives, and producers who roam the streets...


The Colonel

by Alanna Nash Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2003)

In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis Presley. The result...


Lion of Hollywood

by Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (April 19, 2005)

Lion of Hollywood is the definitive biography of Louis B. Mayer, the chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—MGM—the biggest and most successful film studio of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

An immigrant from tsarist Russia,...


My Father's Daughter

by Tina Sinatra & Jeff Coplon Simon & Schuster (September 24, 2008)

A startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who for the first time writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people...


She Always Knew How

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (February 10, 2009)

In She Always Knew How, her wonderful new biography of legendary actress Mae West, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Chandler draws on a series of interviews she conducted with the star just months before her death...


A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940

by Victoria Wilson Simon & Schuster (November 12, 2013)

“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American...


I Got The Show Right Here

by Cy Feuer & Ken Gross Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Guys & Dolls...The Boyfriend...How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying...Can-Can... These are just a few of the many Broadway shows produced by the legendary Cy Feuer, who, in partnership with the late...


Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

by Linda Ronstadt Simon & Schuster (September 17, 2013)

In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Tracing...


Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

by Peter Evans & Ava Gardner Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2013)

The wickedly candid New York Times bestesller that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime—“the heartbreaking memoir of the ultimate heartbreaker” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Ava Gardner was one...


John Wayne's America

by Garry Wills Simon & Schuster (May 28, 2013)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg brings his eloquence, wit, and on-target perceptions of American life and politics to this fascinating, well-drawn protrait of a twentieth-century hero....


The Soundtrack of My Life

by Clive Davis & Anthony DeCurtis Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)

In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters...


Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour

by Jack Gray Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)

From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one’s way at work, at home, and even across the street.

There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if...


Edward Albee: A Singular Journey: A Biography

by Mel Gussow Simon & Schuster (November 27, 2012)

In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed...


The Gershwins and Me

by Michael Feinstein Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2012)

From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs.

The “Ambassador of...


Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

by Arnold Schwarzenegger Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2012)

THE GREATEST IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY OF OUR TIME

His story is unique, and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in these pages.

He was born in a year of famine, in a small Austrian town, the son...


The Dangerous Animals Club

by Stephen Tobolowsky Simon & Schuster (September 25, 2012)

From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky, comes a collection of memoiristic pieces about life, love, acting, and adventure, told with a beguiling voice and an uncommon talent for storytelling.

The Dangerous...


Bruce Lee

by Matthew Polly Simon & Schuster (June 05, 2018)

“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate” (The New York Times Book Review).

The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens...


Playing to the Gods

by Peter Rader Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)

The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical...


Paul Simon

by Robert Hilburn Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2018)

Acclaimed music writer Robert Hilburn’s “epic” and “definitive” (Rolling Stone) biography of music icon Paul Simon, written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—that...


Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

by Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (October 24, 2017)

“[A] remarkably absorbing, supremely entertaining joint biography” (The New York Times) from bestselling author Scott Eyman about the remarkable friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart, two Hollywood...


The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

by Ed Asner & Ed. Weinberger Simon & Schuster (October 10, 2017)

In “an unabashedly biased, deeply researched book” (SF Gate), Ed Asner—the actor who starred as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show—reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that...


Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons

by Greg Fitzsimmons Simon & Schuster (November 09, 2010)

PARENT S: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Greg Fitzsimmons has made a lot of what appear to be bad decisions. It’s what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating...


The Girl Who Walked Home Alone

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (March 10, 2006)

Even a short list of Bette Davis's most famous films -- Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; Dark Victory; The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex; Now, Voyager; All About Eve; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- reveals...


Not the Girl Next Door

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2008)

In this fascinating new biography of screen legend Joan Crawford, Charlotte Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew her, including first husband...


Finding My Balance

by Mariel Hemingway Simon & Schuster (January 30, 2003)

Actress Mariel Hemingway uses the lessons and practices of yoga as a starting point for her own personal reflections and a larger-than-life family story. The result is a searingly honest memoir that is firmly...


Hello, I Must Be Going

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2007)

When Charlotte Chandler called Groucho Marx for an interview, he answered the phone himself. Declining to be interviewed, he invited her over to his house so he could tell her no in person. After talking with...


Ingrid

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (February 20, 2007)

Ingrid Bergman was one of the biggest and most glamorous stars in Hollywood -- until she became one of the most controversial, when an international scandal threatened to end her career. She had starred in several...


Madonna

by J. Randy Taraborrelli Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2001)

Madonna!

Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model.

She's all of these things...and more.

Yet, who is she, really?

In Madonna: An Intimate Biography, author J. Randy Taraborrelli's scrupulously...


Elizabeth Taylor

by Kitty Kelley Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2011)

“Shimmering in blue sequins and periwinkle eye shadow, Elizabeth Taylor strode onto the stage of the Mark Hellinger Theater to present the 1981 Antoinette Perry Award for Broadway’s best musical…As she...


Time Steps

by Donna McKechnie & Greg Lawrence Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2006)

A poignant and revealing memoir from a legendary entertainer.

Donna McKechnie began her love affair with dance as a child in Detroit. At fifteen, she ran away from home to join a touring dance troupe, and in...


Chronicles

by Bob Dylan Simon & Schuster (October 11, 2004)

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan.

“I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways...


Undiscovered

by Debra Winger & Phillippe Petit Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2008)

Celebrated for her indelible, Oscar-caliber performances in some of the most memorable films of the 1980s and 1990s, Debra Winger, in Undiscovered, her first book, demonstrates that her creative range extends...


Hello Darlin'!

by Larry Hagman & Todd Gold Simon & Schuster (December 02, 2001)

On November 21, 1980, over 350 million people worldwide tuned in to find out: Who shot J.R.? In portraying the scheming, ruthless J.R. in Dallas during its run from 1978 to 1991, Larry Hagman reached a level...


Early Bird

by Rodney Rothman Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2005)

Everyone says they would like to retire early, but Rodney Rothman actually did it -- forty years early. Burnt out, he decides at the age of twenty-eight to get an early start on his golden years. He travels...


Kay Thompson

by Sam Irvin Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2010)

Kay Thompson’s larger-than-life story is an effervescent toast to show business with a shot of Auntie Mame and a twist of The Devil Wears Prada.

A multi-threat entertainer and a world-class eccentric, Kay...


Without You

by Anthony Rapp Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2006)

Anthony Rapp captures the passion and grit unique to the theatre world as he recounts his life-changing experience in the original cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

Anthony had a special feeling...


Rickles' Book

by Don Rickles & David Ritz Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2007)

Why you need to buy RICKLES' Book immediately:

RICKLES' BOOK will help you win friends and influence people.

RICKLES' BOOK will introduce you to all of his famous friends, from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Carson....


Wired

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (March 06, 2012)

This reissue of Bob Woodword’s classic book about John Belushi—one of the most interesting performers and personalities in show business history—“is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed...


The Garner Files

by James Garner, Jon Winokur & Julie Andrews Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2011)

Told in the charming and self-deprecating style that has made him one of America’s most beloved celebrities—the real story behind Hollywood legend James Garner, from his Depression-era childhood to his colorful...


Kinky's Celebrity Pet Files

by Kinky Friedman Simon & Schuster (May 31, 2011)

Kinky Friedman is not only a man of the people, he's a man of the animal kingdom.

Kinky is a man who wears many hats -- not just a Stetson. Aside from being a politico, folksinger, and mystery author, he's...