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The genius and the goddess: Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe
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.
The elephants in my backyard: A Memoir
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.
The girl: Marilyn Monroe, the Seven year itch, and the birth of an unlikely feminist
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.
The devil rides out
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.
The Camino: a journey of the spirit
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.
Suivez mon regard
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.
Sinatra, l'artiste et l'homme
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.
The bedwetter: stories of courage, redemption, and pee
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.
That's what I am
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.
Take my wife ... please!: my life and laughs
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.
Sweetheart: the story of Mary Pickford
Par Robert Windeler. 1973
Swanson on Swanson
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.
Sean Connery: from 007 to Hollywood icon
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.
Stormy weather: the life of Lena Horne
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.
Stephen Colbert: beyond truthiness
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.
Still me: A Life
Par Christopher Reeve. 1998
Best known for his role as Superman, actor Reeve discusses his life and career before and after the 1995 horseback…riding accident that left him paralyzed. Reeve has faith that his injured spinal cord can eventually be repaired and is active in raising funds for research. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Somewhere in heaven: the remarkable love story of Dana and Christopher Reeve
Par Christopher P Andersen. 2008
The author traces the inspirational story of the late celebrity couple's early marriage, describing their passionate shared years prior to…Christopher's paralyzing accident as based on interviews with people who knew them best. 2008.
Soul on the street: an autobiography
Par William Roache. 2007
William Roache has been an actor on Britain's soap opera Coronation Street for over 47 years. In this autobiography William…gives us an insight into what it has been like to play Ken for all those years. 2007.
Spellbinder: the life of Harry Houdini
Par Tom Lalicki. 2000
Life of the celebrated magician and escape artist. Born in Budapest in 1874, Houdini came to America in 1878. After…his debut in a backyard circus, age nine, he developed ever more complicated tricks, entertaining the world with escapes from handcuffs, packing cases, and straitjackets. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2000.