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American IsisAmerican Isis

by Carl E. Rollyson

On the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death, Carl Rollyson gives us a new biography that shows her as a powerful figure who embraced both high and low culture, a writer who wanted nothing less than to become central to the mythology of modern consciousness. This is the first biography of Plath to use materials newly deposited in the Ted Hughes archive at the British Library to create a fresh and starting look at this American icon.

 

As I Knew HimAs I knew him : my dad, Rod Serling

by Anne Serling

A celebration of Serling’s extraordinary relationship with her father, the host of “The Twilight Zone,” and the qualities she came to prize through him; empathy, kindness, and an uncompromising sense of social justice.

 

 

C S LewisC. S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet

by Alister E. McGrath

Fifty years after his death, C.S. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. He was a towering intellectual figure, a popular fiction author, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker. McGrath paints a definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis.

 

 

Curious ManA curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert “Believe it or not” Ripley

by Neal Thompson

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world’s strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

 

 

Happy Happy HappyHappy, Happy, Happy : my life and legacy as the Duck Commander

by Phil Robertson

This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.

 

 

I RhodaI, Rhoda

by Valerie Harper

The beloved and award-winning television actress reflects on the role that made her famous on the groundbreaking series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and on the spin-off show “Rhoda”–and the pressures of helming her own sitcom, “Valerie.”

 

 

Im Not Gonna LieI’m not gonna lie, and other lies you tell when you turn 50

by George Lopez

Newly single and ready to embrace life, Lopez was excited to turn 50. He spent his entire 49th year waiting for the calendar to flip to that magic number. But it suddenly hit him: he was old. From dating younger women to fighting the uphill battle of staying in shape, he tells the unabashed, and often hilarious, truth about aging–as only he can.

 

Lady at the OK CorralLady at the O.K. Corral : the true story of Josephine Marcus Earp

by Ann Kirschner

For nearly fifty years, she lived with the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fascinating biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her full story; a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, selfinvention, and romance reflective of America itself.

 

 

Lucky MeLucky me : my life with–and without–my mom, Shirley MacLaine

by Sachi Parker

The only child of MacLaine and her husband of thirty years, Steve Parker, Sachi’s surreal childhood began when she was sent to Japan at the age of two–though her mother would sometimes claim Sachi was six–to live with her mercurial father and his mistress. She divides her time being raised by a Japanese governess and going back and forth to L.A. to be with her mother, hamming it up on movie sets, in photo shoots, and Hollywood parties.

 

Rita MorenoRita Moreno : a memoir

by Rita Moreno

In this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from impoverished Puerto Rican girl to Hollywood legend–and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys.

 

 

UnsinkableUnsinkable : a memoir

by Debbie Reynolds

The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds; an entertaining and moving story of enduring friendships and unbreakable family bonds, of hitting bottom and rising to the top again; that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present

 

 

 

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