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Par Jeffrey Meyers. 2009
Dual biographies of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) and actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). Traces the couple's disparate family backgrounds and 1956… marriage. Describes Monroe's role as Miller's muse but posits that her psychological problems and feelings of inadequacy led to their divorce after five years. Some descriptions of sex. 2009.
Par Jared Brown. 1986
Par Rajiv Surendra. 2016
Actor Rajiv Surendra read "Life of Pi", discovered it was being adapted into a major motion picture, and embarked on… a ten-year journey to land the role of a lifetime. But this is not a journey of goals and victories, this is a story of obsessively pursuing a dream, overcoming failure, and finding meaning in life. 2016.
Par William A Henry. 1992
Jackie Gleason, best known as Ralph Kramden from the television show, "The Honeymooners", created many myths about his life. This… biography delves behind those myths to examine his deprived childhood, his drinking, his troubled marriages, and his false friendship with actor Art Carney. Some strong language. 1992.
Par Michelle Morgan. 2018
When Marilyn Monroe stepped over a subway grating as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch and let a gust… of wind catch the skirt of her pleated white dress, an icon was born. Before that, the actress was mainly known for a nude calendar and one-dimensional, albeit memorable, characters on the screen. Though she again played a "dumb blonde" in this film and was making headlines by revealing her enviable anatomy, the star was now every bit in control of her image, and ready for a personal revolution. The ripple effects her personal rebellion had on Hollywood, and in trailblazing the way for women that followed, will both surprise and inspire listeners to see Marilyn Monroe in an entirely new light. 2018.
Par Arthur Gold, Robert Fizdale. 1991
At age 16, Sarah Bernhardt was initiated by her mother into the world of theatre and the role of courtesan.… She gained international fame for her work on stage and in silent films with such coveted roles as Lady Macbeth and Hamlet. Both egotistical and selfless, Sarah had an insatiable appetite for love, power and adventure. 1991.
Par Paul O'Grady. 2010
This is the second book of Paul O'Grady's autobiography. As Paul struggles to get to grips with unexpected fatherhood and… bereavement, he searches high and low for a job that lasts and somehow finds himself getting married in the process. Work takes him from an abattoir to a children's home, from a hospital to a nightclub, and from penthouse to pavement. Along the way, he develops his Lily Savage drag act, tastes the exotic delights of Manila and invades Poland. Includes strong language and violence. 2010.
Par Shirley MacLaine. 2000
The Camino has been traveled for centuries by 'saints, sinners, generals, misfits, kings and queens'. MacLaine walked with the same… intent: to find spiritual meaning and resolution to conflicts in Self. Her account is a personal story with enormous adventure, a smattering of flashbacks to previous lives, and a hefty serving of cosmic revelations. 2000.
Par Anjelica Huston. 2015
Nous sommes à St Clerans, dans le comté de Galway, en Irlande. Une petite fille attend son père pour fêter… Noël. Lui, c'est John Huston : un aventurier, un grand cinéaste, un géant. Elle, c'est Anjelica. Elle n'a que six ans mais elle sait déjà que cet homme la marquera à jamais. Cinquante ans plus tard, Anjelica Huston est devenue une star. Elle nous livre le récit de sa vie dans ces Mémoires à la fraîcheur romanesque. Après une enfance magique dans le manoir de ses parents et une adolescence en plein coeur du swinging London, Anjelica part pour New York. À 18 ans, elle est mannequin pour Vogue. Mais le cinéma la rattrape, et Stephen Frears, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson vont lui offrir des rôles qui la conduiront au sommet d'Hollywood. C'est là qu'elle rencontre Jack Nicholson, avec qui elle va former un couple de légende. Dans Suivez mon regard, Anjelica Huston revient sans détour sur ses amours et sa carrière. Derrière la star, on découvre une femme émouvante, non conformiste, douée d'un vrai sens de l'observation. Illustré de nombreuses photos personnelles, cet autoportrait sensible est une peinture passionnante du nouvel Hollywood... et de ses coulisses. 2015.
Par John Lahr, Catherine Pierre. 1999
Par Patrice Godin. 2015
" Il y a la course à pied. Il y a aussi la vie. On apprend chaque jour à mieux… courir. Est-on capable d'apprendre chaque jour à mieux vivre ? Dans ce récit d'ultramarathonien entre le passé, le présent et l'avenir s'ouvre une réflexion sur la vie, sur la course, bien sûr, mais également sur la solitude, sur les douleurs physiques comme morales, sur le dépassement de soi, sur la nécessité d'être inspiré à chaque instant de notre existence et aussi, si possible, de se faire inspirant pour ceux qui nous entourent. " -- 4e de couv.
Par Sarah Silverman. 2010
Comedian Silverman's memoir that mixes showbiz moments with the more serious subject of her teenage bout with depression as well… as stories of her childhood and adolescence. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.
Par Al Waxman. 1999
Autobiography of Canadian actor Al Waxman. Best known for his roles on King of Kensington and Cagney and Lacey, he… chronicles his life from his birth in Toronto to his portrayal of Willie Loman at Stratford in 1997. He discusses his family, his involvement in his community and country, and his career, which paralleled the development of Canadian television and film. Some strong language. 1999.
Par Henny Youngman, Carroll Carroll. 1973
A collection of autobiographical one-liners from the Jewish comedian from Brooklyn's Lower East Side, which also includes anecdotes about famous… show business personalities such as Al Jolson, Milton Berle, and Bing Crosby. 1973.
Par Robert Windeler. 1973
Par Jack Benny, Joan Benny. 1990
Par Gloria Swanson. 1980
Swanson relates her life as golden girl of silent films, her six marriages, and her affairs with movie stars. She… describes with humour and candour the early days of motion pictures. 1980.
Par Andrew Yule. 1992
Yule chronicles the life of super-celebrity Sean Connery, who rose from the slums of Edinburgh to become an enduring and… successful screen idol. A minefield of contradictions, Connery is happily married, but with a history of conquests, and easygoing, but also unforgiving. 1992.
Par James Gavin. 2009
Biography of African American singer/actress Lena Horne, born in 1917 Brooklyn, who first performed at Harlem's Cotton Club at age… sixteen. Interprets Horne's multiracial family background in the pre-civil rights era as the reason for emotional conflicts in both her personal and professional lives. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2009.
Par Bruce Watson. 2017
More than a comedian and improv genius, Stephen Colbert delights fans with his wit, audacity, and innovative uses of language… and the media. In this biography, journalist Bruce Watson charts Colbert's development. 2017.