Celebrity Authors

Last words

George Carlin with Tony Hendra.

Humor, Biography

As one of America's preeminent comedic voices, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acer-bic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life. In 1993 George Carlin asked his friend and bestselling author Tony Hendra to help him write his autobiography. For ...

I shouldn't even be doing this! : and other things that strike me as funny

Bob Newhart.

Biography, Humor

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Who else has a drinking game named after him? And now, at last, Newhart puts his brilliant and hysterical world view on paper. Never a punch-line comic, always more of a storyteller, he te...

Being a girl : [navigating the ups and downs of teen life]

Kim Cattrall and Amy Briamonte ; illustrations by Marf.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

Award-winning "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall offers heartfelt adviceto today's teens. Cattrall tackles real questions in an honest, intimate, andtotally hip way. Info-packed spreads feature never-before-seen teen photos ofthe actress.

Always looking up : the adventures of an incurable optimist

Michael J. Fox.


The beloved actor--and #1 bestselling author--writes about the personal philosophy that has carried him through his darkest hours, and speaks with others who have emerged from difficult periods with optimism to spare.

American prince : a memoir

Tony Curtis with Peter Golenbock.


“All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies.” He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent earned him fame, women, and adulation—Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover. But the Hollywood life of his d...


Steve Martin.

Literary Fiction

One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin is quickly becoming recognized as "a gorgeous writer capable of being at once melancholy and tart, achingly innocent and astonishingly ironic" (Elle). A frequent contributor to both The New Yorker and The New York Times as well as the author of the New York Times bestseller Pure Drivel, Martin is once again poised to capture the attention of readers with his debut novella,...

I am America (and so can you!)

written and edited by Stephen Colbert ... [et al.] ; writers, Michael Brumm ... [et al.] ; produced by Meredith Bennett ; designed by Doyle Partners ; special thanks, Andro Buneta ... [et al.].

Humor, Nonfiction

Congratulations--just by looking at this webpage, you became 25% more patriotic.From Stephen Colbert, the host of television's highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other 23-+ hours of your day. I Am America (And So Can You!) contains all of the opinions that Stephen doesn't have time to shoehorn into his nightly broadcast.Dictated directly into a microcassette recorder over a three-day weekend, this book cont...

The measure of a man : a spiritual autobiography

Sidney Poitier.

Inspirational, Biography, African American

"In this memoir, a true American icon looks back on his life and career. Sidney Poitier here explores elements of character and personal values to take his own measure - as a man, as a husband and father, and as an actor." "Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poiti...

My word is my bond : a memoir

Roger Moore with Gareth Owen.


Growing up again : life, loves, and oh yeah, diabetes

Mary Tyler Moore.

Humor, Biography

With generosity of spirit, ebullience, and sly humor, Mary Tyler Moore presents the intensely private, often funny, and sometimes startling story of her life with diabetes. Growing Up Again is a delightfully candid read for her legion of fans, the more than 20 million Americans with diabetes, and everyone struggling to cope with life's unexpected challenges. Mary Tyler Moore, actress and activist, relates the highs and lows of living with type 1 ...

Let's face it : 90 years of living, loving, and learning

Kirk Douglas


He has been one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, a hard-charging actor whose intensity on the screen has been mirrored in his personal life. As Kirk Douglas has grown older - he turned ninety in December 2006 - he has become less impetuous and more reflective. In this poignant and inspiring new memoir, Douglas contemplates what life is all about, weighing current events from his present frame of mind while summoning the passions of his younge...

Two at a time : having twins : the journey through pregnancy and birth

Jane Seymour, with Pamela Patrick Novotny ; foreword by Sheryl Ross.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction