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Inside Out: A Memoir
by Demi Moore

Language

English

Pages

283

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>INSTANT #1 <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.</strong></p><p>For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight鈥攐r the headlines.</p><p>Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood.聽Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years鈥攁ll while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception.聽 As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress鈥攁nd, always, if she was simply good enough.</p><p>As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life鈥攍aying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open heartedness. <em>Inside Out</em> is a story of survival, success, and surrender鈥攁 wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman鈥檚 at once ordinary and iconic life.</p>
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
by Alan Alda

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

September 04, 2007

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<b>An insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions Alan Alda has asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)</b><br /><br /> Picking up where his bestselling memoir left off鈥揾aving been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile鈥揂lda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he鈥檚 heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life鈥揻rom the turbulence of the sixties, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, and beyond. Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he notices that 鈥渄oorways are where the truth is told,鈥?and wonders if there鈥檚 one thing鈥揳rt, activism, family, money, fame鈥搕hat could lead to a 鈥渓ife of meaning.鈥?lt;br /><br /> In a book that is candid, wise, and as questioning as it is incisive, Alda amuses and moves us with his unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small. <i>Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself </i>is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for聽<i>Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself</i></b><br /><br />鈥淓ngagingly thoughtful and thought-provoking . . . [Alan Alda] candidly shares many stories of his life, so easily and wittily you can hear him speak as you read.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;i>Sydney Sun Herald</i><br /><br />鈥淎lda is chatty, easygoing and humble, rather like a Mr. Rogers for grownups. His words of inspiration would be a perfect gift for a college grad or for anyone facing major life changes.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>(starred review)<br /><br />鈥淪mart, engaged, funny and observant.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;i>San Antonio Express-News</i>
Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud
by Elvis Duran

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Elvis Duran, host of one of the nation鈥檚 top morning shows and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons all with his trademark heart, honesty, and plenty of humor. </b><br /><br />Elvis Duran鈥檚 nationally syndicated radio program, <i>Elvis Duran and the Morning Show</i>, is America鈥檚 most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning.<br /> <br /> But his success didn鈥檛 happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City鈥檚 signature voices (<i>Variety </i>calls him 鈥渁 permanent fixture of the area鈥檚 daily commutes鈥? thanks to his show鈥檚 exciting mix of music, new artist discovery<i>, </i>interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.<br /> <br /> Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music鈥檚 biggest stars, but for the show鈥檚 commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis鈥檚 own candor and openness with his audience.<br /> <br /> Bold, funny, and totally candid, <i>Where Do I Begin? </i>is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning鈥攐r anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine. It reads like an old friend telling a new story you鈥檝e been dying to hear.
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
by Dani Shapiro

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER聽<br /><br />鈥淎 gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.鈥?鈥擩ennifer Egan, author of聽<i>Manhattan Beach</i>聽</b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> <b>From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist鈥斺€渁 writer of rare talent鈥?(Cheryl Strayed)鈥?and <b>聽host of the hit podcast聽<i>Family Secrets, </i>comes聽</b>a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.</b><br /><br />What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?<br /> 聽聽聽聽 In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her.<br /> <i>Inheritance聽</i>is a book about secrets--secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in--a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J. MacLeod

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house鈥攁 farmer鈥檚 stone cottage鈥攐n 鈥渁 small acre鈥?of land. Mary assumed duties as the island鈥檚 district nurse.<i> Call the Nurse</i> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.<br /><br /> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse鈥檚 compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.
Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes--A Memoir
by Steve Gorman

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>An insider biography of the Black Crowes by drummer and cofounder Steve Gorman</b><br /><br />For over two decades, The Black Crowes topped the charts and reigned supreme over the radio waves, even as hair bands, grunge, and hip-hop threatened to dethrone them. With hits like "Hard to Handle," "She Talks to Angels," and "Remedy," their massive success launched them to stardom in the early '90s, earning them a place among rock royalty. They were on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone, </i>MTV played their videos 24/7, and Generation X re-discovered the power of classic rock and blues by digging into multi-platinum classics like <i>Shake Your Money Maker </i>and <i>The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion</i>.<br /><br /> But stardom can be fleeting. For the Black Crowes, success slowly dwindled as the band members got caught up in the rock star world and lost sight of their musical ambition. Despite the drinking, drugs, and incessant fighting between Chris and Rich Robinson--the angriest brothers in rock and roll, with all due respect to Oasis and the Kinks--the band continued to tour until 2013. On any given night, they could be the best band you ever saw. (Or the most combative.) Then, one last rift caused by Chris Robinson proved insurmountable for the band to survive. After that, the Black Crowes would fly no more.<br /><br /> Founding member Steve Gorman was there for all of it--the coke and weed-fueled tours; the tumultuous recording sessions; the backstage hangs with legends like Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and the Rolling Stones. As the band's drummer and voice of reason, he tried to keep the Black Crowes together musically--and in one piece emotionally. In his first-person history of the Black Crowes, <i>Hard To Handle</i>--the first ever account of this great American rock band's beginning, middle, and end--Gorman makes it clear just how impossible that job was. Fortunately, Gorman tells the tale with great insight, candor, and humor. They don't make bands like the Black Crowes anymore: crazy, brilliant, self-destructive, inspiring, and, ultimately, not built to last. But, man, what a ride it was while it lasted. <br /><br /><br />
My First Five Husbands...And the Ones Who Got Away
by Rue McClanahan

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

April 10, 2007

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<b>Rue McClanahan, best known for her portrayal of Blanche Devereaux on the Emmy-award winning series <i>The Golden Girls</i> reveals her life in and out of the spotlight in a laugh-out-loud funny memoir about love, marriage, men, and getting older that is every bit as colorful as the characters she played.</b> <i><br /></i><br />Raised in small-town Oklahoma in a house 鈥渢hirteen telephone poles past the standpipe north of town,鈥?Rue developed her two great passions鈥攖heater and men鈥攁t an early age. She arrived in New York City in 1957 with two-weeks worth of money in her pocket, hustled her way into a class with the legendary Uta Hagen, and began working her way up in the acting world against the vibrant, free-spirited backdrop of the sixties. That鈥檚 when she met and married Husband #1鈥攁 handsome rogue of an aspiring actor who quickly left her with a young son. Still, she was determined to make it on the stage and screen鈥攁nd in the years that followed, rose to the top of the entertainment world with a host of adventures (and husbands) along the way. <br /><br />From her roles on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her first television appearances on <i>Maude</i> and <i>All in the Family</i>,<i> </i>to the <i>Golden Girls </i>era and beyond, <i>My First Five Husbands</i> is the irresistible story of one woman鈥檚 quest to find herself. Rue is proof that many things can and do get better with age鈥攁nd that, if she keeps her wits about her, even a small-town girl can make it big.<br /><br />People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern Belle from Atlanta鈥攁nd I'm not from Atlanta!鈥欌€?鈥擱ue McClanahan
Howard Stern Comes Again
by Howard Stern

Language

English

Pages

561

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.<br /> <br />Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities鈥攄iscussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It鈥檚 one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. <i>Howard Stern Comes Again</i> delivers his answer.<br /> <br />This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography鈥攁 magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls 鈥渢he climb鈥濃€攖he stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, 鈥淚f you鈥檙e having trouble finding motivation in life and you鈥檙e looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the <i>Howard Stern Show</i> archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his <i>Moby Dick</i>-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election鈥攐ne of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy.<br /> <br />As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: 鈥淭he interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don鈥檛 just show <i>my</i> evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.鈥?/div>
Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother's Disappearance as a Chi...
by Laura Cumming

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /> <b>Acclaimed <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Vanishing Velazquez </i>Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother鈥檚 mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village鈥攁nd how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decades.</b><br /><br />In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming鈥檚 mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her, and when she turned up again in a nearby village several days later, she was found in perfect health and happiness. No one was ever accused of a crime. The incident quickly faded from her memory, and her parents never discussed it. To the contrary, they deliberately hid it from her, and she did not learn of it for half a century.<br /> <br /> This was not the only secret her parents kept from her. For many years, while raising her in draconian isolation and protectiveness, they also hid the fact that she鈥檇 been adopted, and that shortly after the kidnapping, her name was changed from Grace to Betty.<br /> <br /> In <i>Five Days Gone, </i>Laura Cumming brilliantly unspools the tale of her mother鈥檚 life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core. Using photographs from the time, historical documents, and works of art, Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity with the toolset of a detective and the unique intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family鈥檚 past and its legacies. Compulsive, vivid, and profoundly touching, <i>Five Days Gone </i>is a masterful blend of memoir and history, an extraordinary personal narrative unlike any other.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><br /> <br /> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><br /> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, 鈥渘othing short of spectacular鈥?(<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world鈥檚 most gifted storytellers.<br /><br /><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette鈥檚 brilliant and charismatic father captured his children鈥檚 imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn鈥檛 want the responsibility of raising a family.<br /> <br />The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<br /> <br /><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing鈥攁 memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

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