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The Edmonton Queen

by Darrin Hagen Brindle & Glass (February 01, 2011)

A Drag Dynasty is about to be divined from the high life decade of decadence. It is destined, pre-ordained ? and perfectly coiffed. Darrin Hagen, under the mentorship of his drag mother, Lulu LaRude, rose to...


They Don't Wanna Wait

by Richard Crouse Ecw Press (September 30, 1999)

Not since that famous Beverly Hills area code was etched into our minds has teen life been given such loving attention. TV's newest hit, Dawson's Creek is a smart, articulate, sexy program that's taken the Archies...


Smoke on the Water

by Dave Thompson & Scott Thomas Ecw Press (August 19, 2004)

It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today - 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later - the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than...


Sergeant Presley

by Rex Mansfield, Marshall and Zoe Terrill, and Rex and Elizabeth Mansfield, Elisabeth Mansfield & Dave Thompson et al. Ecw Press (August 31, 2002)

What happened when Elvis entered the army in 1958? Although many have speculated, for the first time we get the inside story. Rex Mansfield, the co-author, was inducted on the same day as Elvis in Memphis, went...


Russell Crowe

by Gabor H. Wylie & Mendelson Joe Ecw Press (October 31, 2001)

In this innovative biography of one of Hollywood's most recently crowned kings, Gabor H. Wylie gives Russell Crowe fans what they've been longing for - the stories that make up a lifetime, little anecdotal gems...


Rick Rubin

by Jake Brown & Mark Sinnett Ecw Press (July 31, 2009)

There is no greater enigma than Rick Rubin working in record production today. As mysterious personally as the Buddhist religion he practices, Rubin has made one thing crystal clear: the records he produces...


Regis!

by Kathleen Tracy & Robert Priest Ecw Press (November 30, 2000)

The first biography of the host of  Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Live! With Regis - he's the most-watched man on American television. Regis Philbin is short, curmudgeonly, and pure schmaltz. Yet he commands...


Randy Newman's American Dreams

by Kevin Courrier & Aye Jay Morano, foreword by Andrew W.K. Ecw Press (June 19, 2005)

?Among his peers, Randy Newman is considered one of the most respected singer-songwriters in contemporary American music. For over 40 years, he has composed a variety of hits for artists as diverse as Judy Collins,...


Natalie Portman

by James L. Dickerson & Jeremy Wall Ecw Press (March 31, 2002)

The first in-depth look at one of today's fastest rising stars! Natalie Portman is only 20 years old, but already she has co-starred in nine motion pictures with everyone from Woody Allen to Al Pacino to Julia...


Michael Moore

by Emily Schultz & Terry F. Ritchie with Brian D. Wruk Ecw Press (October 02, 2005)

Love him or hate him, the world over cannot ignore Michael Moore. Left and right can both agree that this son of a Flint autoworker has single-handedly revitalized liberal politics, and turned his unique style...


Melissa Etheridge

by Joyce Luck & Iris Nowell Ecw Press (October 31, 1997)

This first full-length biography of the international rock star is beautifully illustrated with over 50 photographs, 22 of which are in full color and many of which have never before been published. 18,000 copies...


Mariah Carey

by Marc Shapiro & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (May 31, 2001)

A Cinderella story starring the bestselling female musical artist of the millennium. Mariah Carey grew up in a broken home, poor and with no friends. Singing was her salvation. One day, at a music industry party,...


Judas Priest

by Martin Popoff & James Guttman Ecw Press (November 30, 2007)

When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, Judas Priest, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains,...


Jerry Seinfeld

by Josh Levine & Cary Fagan Ecw Press (September 30, 1993)

Jerry Seinfeld is the master of observational humour. Pointing at the small absurdities of daily life, Seinfeld makes his audience laugh with recognition. For many years a stand-up comic, Seinfeld was also the...


I'm Walking As Straight As I Can

by Geri Jewell, Marc Strange, Jon Waldman and Stephen Laroche & Geri Jewell with Ted Nichelson et al. Ecw Press (March 31, 2011)

Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking...


Hallo Spaceboy

by Dave Thompson, Mendelson Joe, as told by Nadia Halim & Mark Weisleder Ecw Press (June 08, 2006)

By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most...


Gwyneth Paltrow

by Valerie Milano, Kathleen Tracy & Jimmy Hart Ecw Press (February 29, 2000)

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has lived the life of a Hollywood princess - despite her parents' attempts to shelter her from the glare of the spotlight. The daughter of producer Bruce Paltrow and actress...


Depp

by Christopher Heard & Neil Peart Ecw Press (August 31, 2001)

The truth behind Johnny Depp's bad-boy image in this definitive biography. Accidental actor? Bratty bad boy? Consummate craftsman? Take a little of each, and a whole lot more, and you've got Johnny Depp. Delectably...


David E. Kelley

by Josh Levine, Cary Fagan & Randy Baer and R.D. Reynolds Ecw Press (February 28, 1999)

America's luckiest guy? The real story behind the most important man in the lives of Michelle Pfeiffer and Ally McBeal. I love Ally McBeal, says one female fan. "She's gorgeous, she has a great job, men are...


Contents Under Pressure

by Martin Popoff & Brian D. Wruk with Terry Ritchie Ecw Press (August 12, 2004)

Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home & Away is a detailed history of the exhaustive road experience of Canadian rock icons Rush. Celebrating the band's 30th anniversary, By-Tour features in-depth...


Claire Danes

by Richard Crouse Ecw Press (March 31, 2000)

The first biography of the beautiful young star of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Brokedown Palace and My So-Called Life (the critically acclaimed television show). Claire Danes may be only twenty years...


Celebrity Tantrums

by Lisa Brandt & Stewart T. Stanyard, Foreword by Neil Gaiman Ecw Press (March 31, 2003)

Catfights, temper tantrums, felonies - they're all here, in scandalous detail. Celebrity Tantrums: The Official Dirt is the only collection of highlights - or, rather, lowlights - of the world's most famous...


Björk

by Mark Pytlik & Dave Thompson Ecw Press (May 28, 2003)

The first major biography of one of the most important musicians of the last decade, Björk: Wow and Flutter is an exhaustive and revealing look at the life, music, and philosophy of one of modern music's most...


Another Day In Showbiz

by Pierre Cossette & Alex Doulis Ecw Press (January 12, 2003)

The story of an unassuming kid from rural Canada who worked his way to the top of the world of glitz and glamour. He's hunched back in the 30th row of the massive Staples Center, far from the cardboard cut-outs...


American Demon, An

by Steve Stanton, Frank Davey & Jack Grisham Ecw Press (April 30, 2011)

?An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band...


Bill Miller's Riviera

by Tom Austin & Ron Kase The History Press (October 25, 2011)

From 1920's Speakeasy to mid-century haunt of the famous and infamous, discover the tantalizing history of a legendary New Jersey Nightclub.

Where did Frank Sinatra, Mickey Mantle, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joan Crawford...


The Metamorphosis

by Bruce MacNab Goose Lane Editions (December 10, 2012)

Winner, Best Atlantic Published Book Award

Shortlisted, Canadian Regional Design Awards

In May of 1896, a young magician from New York City joined the cast of the Marco Magic Company and embarked on a summer-long...


A Life in Movies

by Irwin Winkler Abrams Press (May 06, 2019)

A rollicking autobiography from the legendary producer of GoodfellasRocky, and Raging Bull, and an insider’s account of making movies in Hollywood over half a century

 

The list of films Irwin Winkler...


A Grand Success!

by David Sproxton, Peter Lord, Matt Groening & Nick Park Abrams Press (January 14, 2019)

Aardman Animations was founded in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton. Joined by animator Nick Park in 1985, Aardman pioneered a quirky, lovable style of stop-motion animation and is behind a string of unforgettable...


Where I Come From

by Aaron Sanchez Abrams Press (September 30, 2019)

America’s most prominent Latino chef shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey 

Before Chef Aaron Sanchez rose to fame on shows like MasterChef and Chopped, he was a restless...


Moguls, Monsters and Madmen

by Barry Avrich Ecw000 (April 30, 2016)

Barry Avrich ? a self-made, Montreal-born film producer/director, flamboyant advertising executive, and legendary biographer and connector of moguls and stars. For over three decades, he has relentlessly produced...


I'm Walking As Straight As I Can

by Geri Jewell, Marc Strange, Jon Waldman and Stephen Laroche & Geri Jewell with Ted Nichelson et al. Ecw Press (March 31, 2011)

Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking...


Head of Drama

by Sydney Newman, Graeme Burk & Ted Kotcheff Ecw Press (September 04, 2017)

The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and film

A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film...


Hallo Spaceboy

by Dave Thompson, Mendelson Joe, as told by Nadia Halim & Mark Weisleder Ecw Press (June 08, 2006)

By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most...


Director’s Cut

by Josh Young, Ted Kotcheff & Mariska Hargitay Ecw Press (March 13, 2017)

With six decades in show business, legendary director Ted Kotcheff looks back on his life

Born to immigrant parents and raised in the slums of Toronto during the Depression, Ted Kotcheff learned storytelling...


Contents Under Pressure

by Martin Popoff & Brian D. Wruk with Terry Ritchie Ecw Press (August 12, 2004)

Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home & Away is a detailed history of the exhaustive road experience of Canadian rock icons Rush. Celebrating the band's 30th anniversary, By-Tour features in-depth...


American Demon, An

by Steve Stanton, Frank Davey & Jack Grisham Ecw Press (April 30, 2011)

?An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band...


Bad Singer

by Tim Falconer House of Anansi Press (May 13, 2016)

In the tradition of Daniel Levitin’s This Is Your Brain on Music and Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia, Bad Singer follows the delightful journey of Tim Falconer as he tries to overcome tone deafness — and along...


The Edmonton Queen

by Darrin Hagen Brindle & Glass (January 31, 2011)

A Drag Dynasty is about to be divined from the high life decade of decadence. It is destined, pre-ordained ? and perfectly coiffed. Darrin Hagen, under the mentorship of his drag mother, Lulu LaRude, rose to...


The Metamorphosis

by Bruce MacNab Goose Lane Editions (January 12, 2015)

Winner, Best Atlantic Published Book Award

Shortlisted, Canadian Regional Design Award

met-a-mor-pho-sis: a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft.

In May of...


Alan Vega

by Alexandre Breton Le Texte Vivant (April 10, 2017)

Life and death of an underground legend

A major and fascinating figure in the New York underground, Alan Vega, died on July 16th, 2016 in New York, marked the history of rock and roll deeply with his band Suicide,...