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  • Details about Last words

    Last words

    George Carlin with Tony Hendra.

    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 almost fifteen years, in scores of conversations, ……more

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

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

    Bob Newhart.

    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 tells anecdotes from throughout his life and career,……more

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

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

    Kim Cattrall and Amy Briamonte ; illustrations by Marf.

    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.…more

  • Details about American prince : a memoir

    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 dreams brought both invincible highs and debilitati……more

  • Details about Shopgirl

    Shopgirl

    Steve Martin.

    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, a delightful depiction of life and love. The sho……more

  • Details about I am America (and so can you!)

    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.].

    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 contains Stephen's most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs ……more

  • Details about The measure of a man : a spiritual autobiography

    The measure of a man : a spiritual autobiography

    Sidney Poitier.

    "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, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to la……more

  • Details about Growing up again : life, loves, and oh yeah, diabetes

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

    Mary Tyler Moore.

    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 diabetes for the past forty years. With inspired, ……more

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

    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 younger days.Kirk Douglas is a born storyteller, and thr……more