• Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
    ISBN: 9781473635302
    Title: Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
    Author: TREVOR NOAH


    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
    Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - Newsday - Esquire - NPR - Booklist


    Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.


    Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother--his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.


    The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.


    Praise for Born a Crime


    " A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, Trevor Noah's] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah's family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author's remarkable mother."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


    " An] unforgettable memoir."--Parade


    "What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her--and an enormous gift to the rest of us."--USA Today


    " Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar."--People



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Born Lippy: How to Do Female
    Born Lippy: How to Do Female
    ISBN: 9781473687738
    Title: Born Lippy: How to Do Female
    Author: BRAND JO


    A RADIO 4 'BOOK OF THE WEEK'


    Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman . . . This is a book for all those times.


    Once upon a (very very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as 'a nice little girl'. Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue.


    The plot thickened, when due to a complicated fusion of hormones, horrible family dynamics and a no-good boyfriend they hated, Jo ended up leaving home at 16. Now she's considerably further along life's inevitable bloody 'journey' - and she's fucked up enough times to feel confident she has no wisdom to offer anyone. But who cares? She's going to do it anyway...


    Born Lippy is a gathering of all the things Jo Brand wishes she'd known, all the things she's learnt, and all the things she hopes for the future. A century after women got the vote (albeit married women over the age of 28) it's time to take stock of exactly what it means to be female today. And if there's one thing women are entitled to, it's having a bloody good moan about things big and small - so here goes . . .


    HOW TO MANAGE A BULLY * YOUR FAMILY AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT * WHAT NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT THE FEMALE BODY * BEING DIFFERENT * SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT SOCIABLE * HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE * FEMINISM: A RE-BRANDING * ADVENTURES IN YOUR HEAD * HAVING FUN * NOT HAVING FUN: WHAT TO DO WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG * STAYING SANE * YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU WEAR * MODERN MANNERS* HOW TO DO WHAT YOU WANT: OR NOT DO WHAT OTHERS WANT * BEING HEALTHY * GETTING ON A BIT * THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
    Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
    ISBN: 9781416553656
    Title: Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
    Author: MARTIN STEVE

    The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.

    In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away."

    Emmy and Grammy Award-winner, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Martin has always been a writer. His memoir of his years in stand-up is candid, spectacularly amusing, and beautifully written.

    At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland, selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park. In the decade that followed, he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knott's Berry Farm, performing his first magic/comedy act a dozen times a week. The story of these years, during which he practiced and honed his craft, is moving and revelatory. The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes.

    Martin illuminates the sacrifice, discipline, and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day. To be this good, to perform so frequently, was isolating and lonely. It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister, and he tells that story with great tenderness. Martin also paints a portrait of his times--the era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam, the heady irreverence of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties, and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies.

    Throughout the text, Martin has placed photographs, many never seen before. Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity, focus, and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Borrowers Film Tie-in
    Borrowers Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780141333328
    Title: Borrowers Film Tie-in
    Author: NORTON MARY

    The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives. She made friends with the human boy living in the house...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Bossypants
    Bossypants
    ISBN: 9780751547832
    Title: Bossypants
    Author: FEY TINA

    Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Bounty Trilogy
    Bounty Trilogy
    ISBN: 9780316611664
    Title: Bounty Trilogy
    Author: NORDHOFF CHARLES & HALL JAMES

    The Wyeth edition of the three tales of the Bounty.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Box Set Guide : the 100 Best Series Rated & Reviewed
    Box Set Guide : the 100 Best Series Rated & Reviewed
    ISBN: 9781780975931
    Title: Box Set Guide : the 100 Best Series Rated & Reviewed
    Author: ROBERTS CHRIS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought & Work
    Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought & Work
    ISBN: 9780393082869
    Title: Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought & Work
    Author: MIZRUCHI SUSAN L

    When people think about Marlon Brando they think of the movie star; the hunk; the scandals. Susan L. Mizruchi finds the Brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who used his fame to foster Indian and civil rights. From Brando s letters, audiotapes, and annotated screenplays and books many never before available Mizruchi gives us a complex person whose intelligence belies the high-school dropout. She shows how Brando s embrace of foreign cultures and outsiders led to brilliant performances in unusual roles a gay man, an Asian, and a German soldier to foster empathy on a global scale and to test himself. In portraying a fuller Brando, Mizruchi portrays an even more fascinating man."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Brave: A Memoir
    Brave: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780008291129
    Title: Brave: A Memoir
    Author: MCGOWAN ROSE

    "My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowan A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto - A voice for generations Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit. Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck. BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto-a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    ISBN: 9781419724831
    Title: Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    Author: SEPINWALL ALAN; DALTON MAX (ILLUSTRATOR)

    AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. Breaking Bad 101 collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall's (Uproxx) popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary--as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall's smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series' unique place in pop-culture history.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    ISBN: 9781419732140
    Title: Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    Author: SEPINWALL ALAN

    AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. Breaking Bad 101 collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall's (Uproxx) popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary--as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall's smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series' unique place in pop-culture history.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Breaking Bad: the Official Book
    Breaking Bad: the Official Book
    ISBN: 9781454916734
    Title: Breaking Bad: the Official Book
    Author: THOMSON DAVID

    This official book on one of the most groundbreaking television series of all time takes fans on an in-depth and behind-the-science journey through Breaking Bad. It includes insider secrets and meanings to its unique iconography, stories spanning every season, a complete series timeline, and exclusive interviews with creator Vince Gilligan. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    ISBN: 9780143785989
    Title: Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    Author: WINTON TIM

    'Exhilarating' Sunday Times'Rapturous' Sunday Telegraph'A remarkable tale of grace and danger' Financial TimesWhen paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than anyone what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. Bruce remembers what it was like to be a risk-taking kid, to feel that thrill and that fear . . . Breath by Tim Winton is the story of Bruce and his best friend Loonie, and the obsession that changed both of their lives. It is about the exhilaration of the sea and the waves, the treacherous addiction to risk, and the intoxicating power of forbidden love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Bridge Burning & Other Hobbies
    Bridge Burning & Other Hobbies
    ISBN: 9781760632052
    Title: Bridge Burning & Other Hobbies
    Author: FLANAGAN KITTY

    Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia, insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world's most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It's these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that cliches like 'The University of Life' are reeeally annoying.In these funny, true stories, Kitty provides advice you didn't even know you needed. Useful tips on how not to get murdered while hitchhiking, how to break up with someone the wrong way, and the right way, why it's important to keep your top on while waitressing, and why women between the ages of 37 and 42 should be banned from internet dating.Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies is a collection of laugh-out-loud, cautionary tales from one of Australia's favourite comedians.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Brighton Rock
    Brighton Rock
    ISBN: 9780099541578
    Title: Brighton Rock
    Author: GREENE GRAHAM

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Graham Greene's gripping thriller was adapted into a British film noir in 1947 starring Richard Attenborough as the razor-wielding Pinkie.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Bring on the Empty Horses
    Bring on the Empty Horses
    ISBN: 9780340839959
    Title: Bring on the Empty Horses
    Author: NIVEN DAVID

    David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.

    In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies.

    Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Britain's Greatest Tv Comedy Moments
    Britain's Greatest Tv Comedy Moments
    ISBN: 9780857891235
    Title: Britain's Greatest Tv Comedy Moments
    Author: BARFE LOUIS


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order
    British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order
    ISBN: 9781137005038
    Title: British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order
    Author: FORSHAW BARRY

    A comprehensive social history of British crime film by the UK's principal expert on crime film and fictionPresenting a stunning social history of Britain through classic crime film, Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts on crime fiction and fiction, focuses on how crime films have portrayed our changing attitudes towards class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Focusing on these key issues, British Crime Film examines strategies used by film makers in order to address more radical notions of society's decline.Spanning post-war crime cinema, from Green for Danger to Get Carter, from The Lady Killers to Layer Cake, from The Long Good Friday to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, British Crime Film contextualizes the movies and identifies important and neglected works which will delight and intrigue film fans of this well-loved genre.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $88.00
    $88.00
  • British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex
    British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex
    ISBN: 9781781556412
    Title: British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex
    Author: FRYER I

    When Hammer Films broke box office records in 1957 with `The Curse of Frankenstein', the company not only resurrected the gothic horror film, but also created a particularly British-flavoured form of horror that swept the world. `The British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex' is your guide to the films, actors, and filmmakers who have thrilled and terrified generations of movie fans. In just one book, you will find the literary and cinematic roots of the genre to the British films made by film legends such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, Hammer's accomplishments starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the post-Hammer horrors such as Peter Walker's `Frightmare' and huge British-made successes such as `Alien' and the zombie craze of the twenty-first century. Featuring the history, the films, the stars, the directors, and the studios in one fascinating, fun, and fact-filled volume, whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned gore-hound, this volume covers everything you ever wanted to know about the British horror movie, but were too bone-chillingly afraid to ask.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • British Trash Cinema
    British Trash Cinema
    ISBN: 9781844574155
    Title: British Trash Cinema
    Author: HUNTER I Q

    BRITISH TRASH CINEMA is the first overview of the wilder shores of British exploitation and cult paracinema from the 1950s onwards. From obscure horror, science fiction and sexploitation, to art-house camp, Hammer's prehistoric fantasies and the worst British films ever made, author I.Q. Hunter draws on rare archival material and new primary research to take us through the weird
    and wonderful world of British trash cinema.
    Beginning by outlining the definitions of trash films and their place in British film history, Hunter explores topics including: Hammer's overlooked fantasy films, the emergence of the sexploitation film in the 1950s and 60s, the sex industry in the 1970s, Ken Russell's high camp Gothic and erotic adaptations since the 1980s, gross-out comedies, revenge films, and contemporary straight-to-DVD horror and erotica.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: On Where Eagles Dare
    Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: On Where Eagles Dare
    ISBN: 9780141987620
    Title: Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: On Where Eagles Dare
    Author: DYER GEOFF


    From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer, an extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare - published as the film reaches its 50th anniversary


    A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachronistic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's tribute to the film he has loved since childhood: an analysis taking us from its snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax. For those who have not even seen Where Eagles Dare, this book is a comic tour-de-force of criticism. But for the film's legions of fans, whose hearts will always belong to Ron Goodwin's theme tune, it will be the fulfilment of a dream.


    'Geoff Dyer's funniest book yet. Who else would work in Martha Gellhorn on the first page of a book on the film Where Eagles Dare?' Michael Ondaatje


    'One of our greatest living critics, not of the arts but of life itself, and one of our most original writers' Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Brokeback Mountain Story to Screenplay
    Brokeback Mountain Story to Screenplay
    ISBN: 9780743294164
    Title: Brokeback Mountain Story to Screenplay
    Author: PROULX ANNIE ET AL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Broken Mirrors - Broken Minds: the Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
    Broken Mirrors - Broken Minds: the Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
    ISBN: 9780816656073
    Title: Broken Mirrors - Broken Minds: the Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
    Author: MCDONAGH MAITLAND

    Italian filmmaker Dario Argentos horror films have been described as a blend of Alfred Hitchcock and George Romero. Psychologically rich, colorful, and at times garish, excelling at taking the best elements of the splatter and exploitation genres and laying them over a dark undercurrent of human emotions and psyches.Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds, which dissects such Argento cult films asTwo Evil Eyes,The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,Suspiria, and Deep Red, includes a new introduction discussing Argentos most recent films, from The Stendahl Syndrometo Mother of Tears; an updated filmography; and an interview with Argento.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Brooklyn Film Tie-in
    Brooklyn Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9781743540107
    Title: Brooklyn Film Tie-in
    Author: TOIBIN COLM

    Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable "merchant of Italian origin".

    Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new. Told with a masterful and elegant simplicity, Brooklyn is a sublime Trans-Atlantic coming-of-age story by one of the UK's greatest living writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bruce Lee: A Life
    Bruce Lee: A Life
    ISBN: 9781471175725
    Title: Bruce Lee: A Life
    Author: POLLY MATTHEW

    A Sunday Times& Book of the Year

    'At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deserves... It will thrill Lee's fans and fascinate the unfamiliar'&
    - Jonathan Eig, author of& Ali: A Life& and& Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

    'Meticulously researched'& - Jimmy McDonough, author of& Shakey: Neil Young's Biography& and& Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green

    'You won't find a better match for a biographer with his subject than Matthew Polly and Bruce Lee...& A definitive biography, told with passion and punch'& -& Brian Jay Jones, author& George Lucas: A Life& and& Jim Henson: The Biography.& &

    More than forty years after Bruce Lee's sudden death at age 32, journalist and author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee's life. It's also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee's family, friends, business associates and even the mistress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon.

    There are his early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father's struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to& white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery.

    Polly breaks down the myth of Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with martial arts--not a great kung-fu master who just so happened to make a couple of movies. The book offers an honest look at an impressive yet flawed man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played on-screen.

    Praise for Matthew Polly

    'Hypnotic...Tapped Out& manages to humanize a sport once demonized as "human cockfighting" by deconstructing the stereotype of the martial-arts tough guy.' - New York Times

    'Tapped Out& is a knockout for MMA fans, who will laugh at the intimate portraits Polly sketches of some of the sport's most famous personalities. But it also works for those not familiar with the sport...You won't be disappointed.'& - OpposingViews.com&

    'A delight to read.' - TheFightNerd.com&

    'Polly's self-deprecation in the painful learning process stands out as much as the witty prose. His delivery is Plimpton-esque.' - ESPN.com&

    'Smoothly written . . . Polly has a good eye for characters.'& - Publishers Weekly&

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
    Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
    ISBN: 9780804847094
    Title: Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
    Author: LITTLE JOHN & LEE BRUCE

    Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 is a fascinating glimpse of the private Bruce Lee behind the public image.

    So much has been written about Bruce Lee--the martial arts superstar whose combination of strength, agility and charisma are legendary--but seldom are we able to see beneath the veneer of Lee's public image to view his inner self. Bruce Lee Letters of the Dragon does just that--offering a highly personal view of the man through the letters he wrote to his close friends and family from his teenage years right up until his untimely death in 1973 at the tender age of 32.

    This unparalleled collection of Bruce Lee's personal correspondence begins with his high school days in Hong Kong and continues throughout the period when he was working as a successful actor in America and Hong Kong, right up until the time he died. During this period he was also developing radically new concepts about Asian martial arts--including his own Jeet Kune Do martial arts system. In these letters, we can see all the optimism, tenacity, integrity and intense loyalty for which Bruce Lee is known and adored by millions of fans today.

    More than a fascinating chronicle of his rise to superstardom, these letters offer intimate glimpses of the artist, husband, father and friend behind the legend.

    This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:

    • Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts
    • Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
    • Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu
    • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
    • Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
    • Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Bruce Lee: the Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
    Bruce Lee: the Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
    ISBN: 9780804844079
    Title: Bruce Lee: the Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
    Author: LITTLE JOHN

    A behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most extraordinary martial artist of all time--Bruce Lee.

    Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973. This book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Lee--the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity.

    This brilliant photo essay--compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell--reveals never-before-published family photos, including rare photos of Bruce's childhood in Hong Kong. Tender moments with his children are caught on camera, and action shots from his martial arts films are shown.

    With a preface by his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by wife Linda, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals. Based on the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, sections include:

    • Chronology of the Life of Bruce Lee
    • Early Years--why he began studying gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring role, and his return to the US
    • Hollywood--why he got the part in The Green Hornet, teaching Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and more, training and acting with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the creation of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
    • Family--meeting Linda, having children, daily life
    This Bruce Lee Book is part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which also features:
    • Bruce Lee's Striking Thoughts
    • Bruce Lee's The Tao of Gung Fu
    • Bruce Lee Artist of Life
    • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
    • Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
    • Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
    ISBN: 9780062659668
    Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
    Author: HOLDER NANCY & CLANCY LISA


    A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show's twentieth anniversary.


    From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show's creator Joss Whedon to stardom. Now, fans can discover Buffy's world fully with this full-color A-to-Z encyclopedia that catalogs, explains, and cross-reference every detail of the Buffyverse, from characters, locations, and weapons to episodes, demons, and recurring gags.


    Packed with content from the television show, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia is the first companion book that also includes key facts from the official canon comics and its spin-off show Angel--making this comprehensive volume the only truly complete guide to the entire Buffyverse.


    Lavishly produced and written by Buffy experts, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia is the authoritative source for fans, allowing them to indulge in the intricacies and nuances of the series as never before. With color stills and photography throughout, an eerie cover with special effects, and an incredible design that reflects the show's aesthetics, this fully authorized companion is a must-have for all Buffy enthusiasts.


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer TM & #65533; 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Business of Documentary Filmmaking
    Business of Documentary Filmmaking
    ISBN: 9781877361975
    Title: Business of Documentary Filmmaking
    Author: BABIRAT CLAUDIA DAVIS LLOYD SPENCER

    Claudia Babirat and Lloyd Spencer Davis pool their considerable experience to provide this clearly written, practical how-to manual on running a successful business in documentary filmmaking in New Zealand. This comprehensive, no-nonsense guidebook gives step-by-step advice on how to become an independent filmmaker of the future. The Business of Documentary Filmmaking examines the role of the independent filmmaker, and explains how you get a foot in the door, form an independent production company, write budgets and business plans, access funding and market your business. T his book is brimming with helpful advice and important industry contacts as well as essential information provided by industry professionals â?? from filmmakers and broadcasters to entertainment lawyers and accountants. The fascinating case studies of practising filmmakers inspire with their originality and energy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • By Myself & Then Some
    By Myself & Then Some
    ISBN: 9780755313518
    Title: By Myself & Then Some
    Author: BACALL LAUREN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
    By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
    ISBN: 9781789291650
    Title: By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
    Author: MATT ALLEN

    The official companion to the hit TV show, Peaky Blinders. Packed full of unseen images, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show. By order of the Peaky Blinders...

    Walk through The Garrison's smoky saloon bar doors and onto the filthy, choking streets of Birmingham, past the fire-belching factories and along the canals and away to the horse fairs and gypsy caravan sites... By Order of the Peaky Blinders is the first official book to take fans to the shadowy corners of dark-hearted TV series.

    Focusing on the show's five series, this is a storyboard of insider knowledge on the plots and production of the show, the striking and hugely influential sartorial look and the true history that inspired its creation and the characters depicted within the scripts. Step inside the show and discover more about the women of Peaky Blinders, the musical backdrop as well as the social footnotes played out during the series, from PTSD and post-war Britain, drug addiction, gambling, poverty, gang culture as well as 1920s Birmingham.

    This an invaluable companion piece to anyone preparing for Peaky Blinders' highly-anticipated fifth season...


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • C. O. N. F. L. I. C. T an Insiders' Guide to Storytelling in Factual/reality TV & Film
    C. O. N. F. L. I. C. T an Insiders' Guide to Storytelling in Factual/reality TV & Film
    ISBN: 9781408129098
    Title: C. O. N. F. L. I. C. T an Insiders' Guide to Storytelling in Factual/reality TV & Film
    Author: THIRKELL ROBERT

    Based on his popular international C.O.N.F.L.I.C.T. seminars, television producer Robert Thirkell provides a professional toolkit for creating compelling storylines for factual or reality-based film and television.

    The book features program examples from the UK and U.S. and includes well-known series such as Kitchen Nightmares, Wife Swap, The Apprentice, Undercover Boss and Oprah's Big Give, plus advice from leading filmmakers and TV producers on the process of finding stories and characters, structuring scripts, filming, editing, delivery, and attracting an audience.

    As anyone who has watched a video on YouTube knows, amateur video usually focuses on subject areas rather than storyline construction. To make the jump to professional reality programming and engage your audience, video producers must know how to identify the components of story and organize them, employing narrative construction while not interfering with the events of the documentary. This book will become the professional handbook for this popular genre.
    &
    Excerpt from the text:

    "The Hundred Rules of Television:
    To create winners, get different genres banging into each other.
    Pick a mythic story, and stick to it.
    Films do not need introductions, they need to get going, so get rid of the next ten minutes.
    Your subject and story should seem big, while being small enough to film."


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Cabin in the Woods the Official Visual Companion
    Cabin in the Woods the Official Visual Companion
    ISBN: 9781848565241
    Title: Cabin in the Woods the Official Visual Companion
    Author: WHEDON JOSS & GODDARD DREW

    All will be revealed about "The Cabin in the Woods" in this tell-all, featuring in-depth interviews and the full screenplay by Whedon and Goddard, with stunning production art and hundreds of color photos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Call the Midwife the Official Tv Companion:the Stories & Secrets Behind Bbc Tv's Most-loved Show
    Call the Midwife the Official Tv Companion:the Stories & Secrets Behind Bbc Tv's Most-loved Show
    ISBN: 9780007490424
    Title: Call the Midwife the Official Tv Companion:the Stories & Secrets Behind Bbc Tv's Most-loved Show
    Author: THOMAS HEIDI

    The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife.

    The official companion to series 1 and 2, as well as the forthcoming Christmas special.

    For over 11 million viewers, the first series of Call the Midwife was the TV highlight of their week. The very first episode broke all records on television for viewers watching a new drama.

    The book gives fans a deeper insight behind the period, the stories and the characters we have grown to love. Award-winning screenwriter Heidi Thomas provides a unique glimpse into how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen. With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book takes you behind the scenes to find out how Fifties fashions, make-up and homes were flawlessly re-created.

    Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who bought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Camp David
    Camp David
    ISBN: 9780241957721
    Title: Camp David
    Author: WALLIAMS DAVID

    David Walliams is an enigma. One day he's wearing a dress and making us laugh, the next he's stripped off and diving into a filthy river on a gruelling feat of endurance. Frankly, he'll do absolutely anything to entertain and amuse us.Now David tickles us pink with his brilliant life story: from his first fumbling attempts at comedy during school assemblies to treading the boards at university, and from the long, bumpy road to stardom (death threats included) to the giddy, hard-won success of Little Britain.This is his life - he hopes you like it.'A rollercoaster of a read. Brilliantly written.' Sunday Express'Raucously funny and superbly written.' Heat'Incredibly honest, a great read . . . it ended too soon.'& Sun

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Can I Go Now? the Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent
    Can I Go Now? the Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent
    ISBN: 9780143108870
    Title: Can I Go Now? the Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent
    Author: KELLOW BRIAN

    To call Sue Mengers a character is an understatement, unless the word is written in all-caps, followed by an exclamation point and modified by an expletive. And based on Brian Kellow s assessment in his thoroughly researched"Can I Go Now?"even that description may be playing down her personality a bit. Jen Chaney, "The Washington Post"
    " "A "NY Times" Culture Bestseller " "An" Entertainment Weekly "Best Pop Culture Book of 2015""" "A "Booklist" Top Ten Arts Book of 2015" "
    A lively and colorful biography of Hollywood s first superagent one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Ryan O Neal, Faye Dunaway, Michael Caine, and Candice Bergen
    Before Sue Mengers hit the scene in the mid-1960s, talent agents remained quietly in the background. But staying in the background was not possible for Mengers. Irrepressible and loaded with chutzpah, she became a driving force of Creative Management Associates (which later became ICM) handling the era s preeminent stars.
    A true original with a gift for making the biggest stars in Hollywood listen to hard truths about their careers and personal lives, Mengers became a force to be reckoned with. Her salesmanship never stopped. In 1979, she was on a plane that was commandeered by a hijacker, who wanted Charlton Heston to deliver a message on television. Mengers was incensed, wondering why the hijacker wanted Heston, when she could get him Barbra Streisand.
    Acclaimed biographer Brian Kellow spins an irresistible tale, exhaustively researched and filled with anecdotes about and interviews more than two hundred show-business luminaries. A riveting biography of a powerful woman that charts show business as it evolved from New York City in the 1950s through Hollywood in the early 1980s, "Can I Go Now?"will mesmerize anyone who loves cinema s most fruitful period.

    "From the Hardcover edition.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00

    $32.00
  • Cannes Cinema
    Cannes Cinema
    ISBN: 9782866427054
    Title: Cannes Cinema
    Author: TRAVERSOS & TOUBIANA

    This visual history of the world's greatest film festival, the Cannes festival, includes a beautiful collection of portraits of the greatest film stars, actors, and directors from around the world. It provides 600 photographs taken by three generations of photographers from the Traverso family.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George
    Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George
    ISBN: 9781250105769
    Title: Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George
    Author: CARLIN KELLY


    Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth century.


    Few people glimpsed the inner life of this beloved comedian, but his only child, Kelly, was there to see it all. Born at the very beginning of his decades-long career in comedy, she slid around the "old Dodge Dart," as he and wife Brenda drove around the country to "hell gigs." She witnessed his transformation in the '70s, as he fought back against---and talked back to---the establishment; she even talked him down from a really bad acid trip a time or two ("Kelly, the sun has exploded and wehave eight, no-seven and a half minutes to live!").


    Kelly not only watched her father constantly reinvent himself and his comedy, but also had a front row seat to the roller coaster turmoil of her family's inner life---alcoholism, cocaine addiction, life-threatening health scares, and a crushing debt to the IRS. But having been the only "adult" in her family prepared her little for the task of her own adulthood. All the while, Kelly sought to define her own voice as she separated from the shadow of her father's genius.


    With rich humor and deep insight, Kelly Carlin pulls back the curtain on what it was like to grow up as the daughter of one of the most recognizable comedians of our time, and become a woman in her own right. This vivid, hilarious, heartbreaking story is at once singular and universal-it is a contemplation of what it takes to move beyond the legacy of childhood, and forge a life of your own.


    The audiobook includes bonus audio recordings of George Carlin, including 7 Words You Can't Say On Tv, and a conversation between Kelly Carlin and Garry Shandling.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Carol Film Tie-in
    Carol Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9781408865675
    Title: Carol Film Tie-in
    Author: HIGHSMITH PATRICIA

    Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when a beautiful, alluring woman in her thirties walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. Therese is an awkward nineteen-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter. As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realizes how much they both stand to lose... First published pseudonymously in 1952 as The Price of Salt, Carol is a hauntingly atmospheric love story set against the backdrop of fifties' New York.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell
    Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell
    ISBN: 9781936003570
    Title: Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell
    Author: PORTER DARWIN & DANFORTH PRINCE

    This hot, two-in-one biography examines the complicated co-dependencies of the greatest but most dysfunctional mother-daughter act in showbiz, Debbie Reynolds (“hard as nails and with more balls than any five guys I've ever known”) and her talented, often traumatized daughter, Carrie Fisher ("one of the smartest, hippest chicks in Hollywood"). After years of feuds and separations, they reunited at the end of their lives. Today, their legions of fans, many of whom remember Debbie as the perkiest performer in shoe leather, like to think they're each doing fine, together in some galaxy far, far away.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
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