They Call Me Supermensch by Shep Gordon

They Call Me Supermensch
  • Author : Shep Gordon
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780062355973
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An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, no self-esteem, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma—and fondness for a good time. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his free-wheeling, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, when the raspy singer punched him in the face. Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider.

Alice Cooper Golf Monster by Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper  Golf Monster
  • Author : Alice Cooper
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780307382917
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The provocative rock star describes his love affair with golf, reflecting on how he discovered the game, how it helped him overcome a self-destructive downward spiral into alcoholism, and how he evolved from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

They Call Me Mister 500 by Andy Granatelli

They Call Me Mister 500
  • Author : Andy Granatelli
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1969-01
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0809296357
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Who Are All These Children and Why Are They Calling Me Mom by Faith Bogdan

Who Are All These Children And Why Are They Calling Me Mom
  • Author : Faith Bogdan
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781621360292
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Psst...over here! I’m hiding out in the laundry room eating dark chocolate. Got a sec? Good. I was wondering, is it just me, or do you sometimes find it really hard to be a mom? Faith Bogdan never planned to have children, but within six years, she had four. Who Are All These Children and Why Are They Calling Me Mom? is the story of Faith’s journey to fully embrace unexpected motherhood as, little by little, God revealed the heart issues that prevented her from relishing the role He’d called her to fulfill. Whether you’re a mom to tots or teens, Faith offers real hope for change and concrete guidance to help you navigate the joyful, messy, and sometimes overwhelming challenges of motherhood.

NOFX by NOFX

NOFX
  • Author : NOFX
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780306824784
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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the worldÕs most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failuresÑfeaturing the trademark NOFX sense of humorÑthe book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and peeÉlots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success. Ê

When I Stop Talking You ll Know I m Dead by Jerry Weintraub

When I Stop Talking  You Ll Know I M Dead
  • Author : Jerry Weintraub
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2010-04-07
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780446568937
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Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him--the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood--he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. "All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage," he writes. "I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'" In WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU'LL KNOW I'M DEAD, we follow Weintraub from his first great success at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took on the road with the help of Colonel Tom Parker; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a movie producer, starting with Robert Altman and Nashville, continuing with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid movies, and Diner, among others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen. Along the way, we'll watch as Jerry moves from the poker tables of Palm Springs (the games went on for days), to the power rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White House, to Red Square in Moscow and the Great Palace in Beijing-all the while counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with clients and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer . . .well, the list goes on forever. And of course, the story is not yet over . . .as the old-timers say, "The best is yet to come." As Weintraub says, "When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead." With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Jerry chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential, not just

The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley, Jr.

The Chris Farley Show
  • Author : Tom Farley, Jr.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-05-06
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 1440636036
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The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.

Somebody to Love by Matt Richards

Somebody To Love
  • Author : Matt Richards
  • Publisher : Weldon Owen
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781681884097
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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

Coming Up Short by Curtis Walker

Coming Up Short
  • Author : Curtis Walker
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2014-02-07
  • Categories : Sports & Recreation
  • ISBN : 1495345874
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COMING UP SHORT details the history of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, one of pro hockey's least successful, but most beloved teams. Jets historian and former season ticket holder Curtis Walker chronicles the team's tumultuous 17-year journey in exhaustive detail from their humble beginnings in 1979 to their tearful departure in 1996. This authoritative history of the Jets' NHL years is written by a fan, for fans, to remember and celebrate their team with equal parts fondness, anguish and humor.

The Song Machine Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook

The Song Machine  Inside The Hit Factory
  • Author : John Seabrook
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05
  • Categories : Music
  • ISBN : 9780393241938
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"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

Grandma Gatewood s Walk by Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood S Walk
  • Author : Ben Montgomery
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Categories : Sports & Recreation
  • ISBN : 9781613747216
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Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.

The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques

The Wizard Of Lies
  • Author : Diana B. Henriques
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 1429973714
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The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself. Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story -- until now. In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times -- who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke -- has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall -- the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities -- and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

At the Portal s End by David K. Anderson

At The Portal S End
  • Author : David K. Anderson
  • Publisher : Magical Scrivener Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-14
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781939233356
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What they needed was an expert to go back to the Empty World and find the lost grown-ups. What they had was Christy. With the ever-faithful Trevor in tow, Christy defies her mother’s wishes and ventures back to the Empty World. Her father and Detective Lockhart have been missing for months, and she’s determined to bring them home safely. But trouble-maker Cory has his own reasons for wanting to go back, and he bullies Christy and Trevor into taking him along. The search takes them to a mysterious underground city, abandoned by an ancient race. Even if they find Mr. Walker and Detective Lockhart, will they be able to find their way back out again? And what of the secretive figure who seems to be following them? The city holds all the answers they need … if they can find them. At the Portal’s End is the third book of the Empty World Saga, a science fiction adventure series for kids aged 8-12. If your kids have blown through the Land of Stories, devoured the Keeper of the Lost Cities, or can't wait for the next Wings of Fire, make the complete Empty World Saga their next read. Grab At the Portal's End and solve the puzzle of the ancient aliens!

Kanban Change Leadership by Klaus Leopold

Kanban Change Leadership
  • Author : Klaus Leopold
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-03-06
  • Categories : Computers
  • ISBN : 9781119019718
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Explains how and why Kanban offers a new approach to changein 21st Century businesses This book provides an understanding of what is necessary toproperly understand change management with Kanban as well as how toapply it optimally in the workplace. The book emphasizes criticalaspects, several traps which users repeatedly fall into, andpresents some practical guidelines for Kanban change management tohelp avoid these traps. The authors have organized the book intothree sections. The first section focuses on the foundations ofKanban, establishing the technical basis of Kanban and indicatingthe mechanisms required to enact change. In the second section, theauthors explain the context of Kanban change management—theoptions for change, how they can be set in motion, and theirconsequences for a business. The third section takes the topicsfrom the previous sections and relates them to the social system ofbusiness—the goal is to guide readers in the process ofbuilding a culture of continuousimprovement by reviewing real casestudies and seeing how Kanban is applied in varioussituations. Kanban Change Leadership: Explains how to implement sustainable system-wide changes usingKanban principles Addresses the principles and core practices of Kanban includingvisualization, WIP limits, classes of service, operation andcoordination, metrics, and improvement Describes implementation, preparation, assessment, training,feedback, commissioning, and operation processes in order to createa culture of continuous improvement Kanban Change Leadership is an educational andcomprehensive text for: software and systems engineers; IT projectmanagers; commercial and industrial executives and managers; aswell as anyone interested in Kanban.

Name Drop by Ross Mathews

Name Drop
  • Author : Ross Mathews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Categories : Humor
  • ISBN : 9781982116507
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From Ross Mathews, the nationally bestselling author of Man Up!, judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and alum of Chelsea Lately, a collection of hilarious and irreverent essays about his experience with Hollywood’s most talked-about celebrities. Pretend it’s happy hour and you and I are sitting at the bar. I look amazing and, I agree with you, much thinner in person. You look good, too. Maybe it’s the candlelight, maybe it’s the booze. Either way, let’s just go with it. Keep this all between you and me, and do me a favor? Don’t judge me if I name drop just a little. Television personality Ross Mathews likes telling stories. He was always outrageous and hilariously honest, even when the biggest celebrity he knew was his favorite lunch lady in the school cafeteria. Now that he has Hollywood experience—from interning behind the scenes at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to judging RuPaul’s Drag Race—he has a lot to talk about. In Name Drop, Ross dishes about being an unlikely insider in the alternate reality that is showbiz, like that time he was invited by Barbara Walters to host The View—only to learn his hero did not suffer fools; his Christmas with the Kardashians, which should be its own holiday special; and his news-making talk with Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother, which, as it turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg. Holding nothing back, Ross shares the most treasured and surprising moments in his celebrity-filled career, and proves that while exposure may have made him a little bit famous, he is still as much a fanboy as ever. Filled with tales ranging from the horrifying to the hilarious—and with just the right “Rossipes” and cocktails to go along with them—Name Drop is every pop culture lover’s dream come true.

They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else by Ronald Grigor Suny

 They Can Live In The Desert But Nowhere Else
  • Author : Ronald Grigor Suny
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9780691175966
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Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by 90 percent—more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian interpretations of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915–16 were committed. Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, this is an unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Sangre by Carlos Colon

Sangre
  • Author : Carlos Colon
  • Publisher : Hellbound Books Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 0998636908
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Nicky Negron, is a Puerto Rican salesman in New York City who is transformed into a foul-mouthed, urban vampire with a taste for the undesirables of society such as sexual predators, domestic abusers and drug dealers.

Banging My Head Against the Wall by Andy Cowan

Banging My Head Against The Wall
  • Author : Andy Cowan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 1684330130
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"The Opposite" wasn't just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered "the opposite" in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined for anecdotes before the cameras rolled at his first high-profile Hollywood job on which he also became a recurring performer, and in numerous stops along his unique road of comedy writing and performing twists and turns, as the only scribe associated with Cheers, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock From the Sun. (Multiple episodes and staff) For a Tinseltown backstage pass, lessons from film and television icons, in-the-trenches comedy writing and performing strategies, Seinfeld episodes that could have been, talk show, sitcom and single panel cartoon development, and pitching the decision makers (or doing the opposite of playing their game) you'll want to keep...Banging My Head Against the Wall !

Billion Dollar Baby by Bob Greene

Billion Dollar Baby
  • Author : Bob Greene
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Categories : Concert tours
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008478938
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"A provocative young journalist chronicles his adventures on tour as a performing member of the Alice Cooper Rock-and-Roll Band"--Dust cover.

You re Better Than Me by Bonnie McFarlane

You Re Better Than Me
  • Author : Bonnie McFarlane
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Categories : Humor
  • ISBN : 9780062319500
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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person, from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane. It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents’ farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests and killing chickens. Desperate to find “her people”—like-minded souls who wouldn’t judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and okay, sometimes really rude—Bonnie turned to comedy. In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is, and lays bare all of her smart (and her not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice. From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip, to Late Night with David Letterman, and through to her infamous “c” word bit on Last Comic Standing, You’re Better Than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn’t always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that’s all that matters, right?

Broadway Bares by Jerry Mitchell

Broadway Bares
  • Author : Jerry Mitchell
  • Publisher : Universe Pub
  • Release Date : 2007-10
  • Categories : Performing Arts
  • ISBN : 0789315661
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A front-row seat for the hottest show in town–Broadway’s finest strip down for a good cause. This is your ticket behind the scenes to see Broadway’s sexiest performers displaying some of their greatest assets. Gorgeous stage idols from the biggest shows strut their stuff as you’ve never seen them before. It’s burlesque naughtiness lit up by the razzle-dazzle of the Great White Way. They tease, they titillate, they tantalize. And boy, do they deliver the goods. By the end of each number they’re wearing little more than a smile. But at the end of the show comes the real payoff; hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the theatre community’s unique fundraising and grantmaking organization. Backstage Pass peeks behind the curtain at the famous event called Broadway Bares– conceived by Tony Award®—winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell–which sets New York City ablaze each summer. The hottest dancers in show business come together for this one-night-only sold-out “Strip-A-Thon”–a fundraising, eye-popping spectacle the likes of which Gypsy Rose Lee could never have dreamed. Now for the first time this luxurious keepsake album brings together all the sizzling posters, scintillating backstage shots, and scorching on-stage photographs from the past seventeen years of Broadway Bares. Sit back and enjoy the show.