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With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (1939-2015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark films as The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream-considered not only classics ...
Wes Craven: Interviews
With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (1939-2015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark films as The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream-considered not only classics of the genre, but examples of masterful filmmaking. Producing an impressive oeuvre that mixed intellectual concerns and political ideas, Craven utilized high-tension suspense, devastating visual brutality, and dark humor to evoke a unique brand of fear. Moreover, his films draw attention to the horror of American society-Namely racism, classism, and the traumas often associated with family. This collection of twenty-nine interviews-spanning from 1980 until his final interview in 2015-traces Craven's life and career, from his upbringing in a strict religious family and his life as an academic to his years toiling in exploitation cinema. The volume also chronicles Craven's ascendancy as an independent director, his work within the studio system, and his eventual triumph in mainstream cinema. Within the interviews gathered here, including three previously unpublished pieces, Craven reflects on failed projects and the challenges of working with studios while offering thoughtful meditations on the dynamics and appeal of horror. Wes Craven: Interviews cements Craven's legacy as a master of horror who left an indelible mark on the genre by forever altering expectations of-and approaches to-the cinema of fear.
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26.250000 USD

Wes Craven: Interviews

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Ted Shawn (1891-1972), is the self-proclaimed Father of American Dance who helped to transform dance from a national pastime into theatrical art. In the process, he made dancing an acceptable profession for men and taught several generations of dancers, some of whom went on to become legendary choreographers and performers ...
Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances
Ted Shawn (1891-1972), is the self-proclaimed Father of American Dance who helped to transform dance from a national pastime into theatrical art. In the process, he made dancing an acceptable profession for men and taught several generations of dancers, some of whom went on to become legendary choreographers and performers in their own right, most notably his protegees Martha Graham, Louise Brooks, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman. Shawn tried for many years and with great frustration to tell the story of his life's work in terms of its social and artistic value, but struggled, owing to the fact that he was homosexual, a fact known only within his inner circle of friends. Unwilling to disturb the meticulously narrated account of his paternal exceptionalism, he remained closeted, but scrupulously archived his journals, correspondence, programs, photographs, and motion pictures of his dances, anticipating that the full significance of his life, writing, and dances would reveal itself in time. Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances is the first critical biography of the dance legend, offering an in-depth look into Shawn's pioneering role in the formation of the first American modern dance company and school, the first all-male dance company, and Jacob's Pillow, the internationally renowned dance festival and school located in the Berkshires. The book explores Shawn's writings and dances in relation to emerging discourses of modernism, eugenics and social evolution, revealing an untold story about the ways that Shawn's homosexuality informed his choreographic vision. The book also elucidates the influences of contemporary writers who were leading a radical movement to depathologize homosexuality, such as the British eugenicist Havelock Ellis and sexologist Alfred Kinsey, and conversely, how their revolutionary ideas about sexuality were shaped by Shawn's modernism.
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41.950000 USD

Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

by Paul A. Scolieri
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Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him ...
Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography
Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel the man behind the mystery. Having sold over 300 million copies worldwide, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band of the '70s and has been loved by the legions ever since. From his own conversations with Jimmy, the rest of Led Zeppelin, old girlfriends, tour managers and session musicians to name but a few, Salewicz reveals the many trials and tribulations which transformed the middle class boy from the Surrey suburbs into one of rock's most enigmatic frontmen. Detailed, thrilling and expertly researched, Salewicz discovers a man who was prepared to die for his art; who justified heroin use so he could harness its narcotic focus whilst making albums, and who overcame numerous death threats during this time. A warrior magician, Salewicz delves into the many skeletons and eccentricities in Page's closet, contextualising him against a background of London gangsters, deaths, and power struggles which Page has continued to rail against to this day, even within his own band. As entertaining as it is insightful, and from a writer who experienced first-hand the Led Zeppelin furore, this promises to be as close to a Jimmy Page autobiography as fans can get.
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18.88 USD

Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

by Chris Salewicz
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In the early months of 1966, a handsome, hardworking thirty-five-year-old Canadian-born actor named William Shatner was cast as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, a troubled, low-budget science-fiction television series set to premiere that fall on NBC. Star Trek struggled for viewers and lasted only three seasons, but it found a ...
Shatner
In the early months of 1966, a handsome, hardworking thirty-five-year-old Canadian-born actor named William Shatner was cast as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, a troubled, low-budget science-fiction television series set to premiere that fall on NBC. Star Trek struggled for viewers and lasted only three seasons, but it found a huge, rabidly dedicated audience when it premiered in syndication following its cancellation-turning Shatner into a pop-culture icon and launching him on a career path he never could have imagined after graduating from McGill University with an economics degree twenty years earlier. As he approaches his ninetieth year, he's still working at a furious pace as a man of boundless contradictions: by turns one of the most dissected, disliked, revered, respected, mocked, imitated, and beloved stars in the show business firmament. Shatner takes a comprehensive look at this singular performer, using archival sources and information culled from interviews with friends and colleagues to transport readers through William Shatner's remarkably bumpy career: his spectacular failures and triumphs; tragedies, including the shocking death of his third wife, Nerine; and, ultimately, the resilience Shatner has shown, time and again, in the face of overwhelming odds. Author Michael Seth Starr unravels the mystery of William Shatner, stripping away the many myths associated with his personal life and his relationships with fellow actors, presenting a no-holds-barred, unvarnished look at the unique career of an inimitable performer.
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51.15 USD

Shatner

by Michael Seth Starr
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Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did. In 1872 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition ...
Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did. In 1872 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition by running for the White House. Had she won the ensuing spectacle would surely have rivalled that of our own era. Abhorring such flamboyance, Mary Wollstonecraft inspired a revolution of thought with her pen as she issued women's first manifesto - still to be fulfilled. From Aimee Semple McPherson, the first female preacher in America, to Coco Chanel, designer of an empire, these women became the change they wanted to see in society. In Women Who Dared, Jeremy Scott pays tribute to them all with wit, verve and reverence.
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18.57 USD

Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules

by Jeremy Scott
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The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world A thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit-what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, ...
Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art
The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world A thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit-what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises. Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.
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27.88 USD

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

by Susan Napier
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Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren. Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over forty starring roles in ...
Extreme Fitness: How to Train Like an Action Hero
Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren. Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over forty starring roles in classic action films. Extreme Fitness: How to Train Like An Action Hero--his autobiographical training guide--features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and much more! His special tips include: Briefing The reasons you need to get fit Mission Personal training and health philosophy Weaponry How to best combine strength exercise, cardiovascular, and flexibility training Special Ops Stick to your goals even while away traveling Fuel and supplies The best foods and supplements Fit forever Stay in shape for the rest of your life! With detailed exercise plans and over one hundred step-by-step photos, Extreme Fitness: How to Train Like An Action Hero is the kickass guide to building a body that will look great and make you feel even better--forever.
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17.840000 USD

Extreme Fitness: How to Train Like an Action Hero

by Dolph Lundgren
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As only an accomplished author, consummate collector, and savvy insider can, John Kobal tells the story of the man who invented Hollywood, Cecil Blount DeMille. Kobal narrates the story of DeMille's life and follows the director's career from his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1914, through the seventy films ...
The Lost World of DeMille
As only an accomplished author, consummate collector, and savvy insider can, John Kobal tells the story of the man who invented Hollywood, Cecil Blount DeMille. Kobal narrates the story of DeMille's life and follows the director's career from his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1914, through the seventy films he directed culminating with The Ten Commandments in 1956 before his death in 1959. Even that first film received an enthusiastic response from the public, and that popular enthusiasm would follow DeMille throughout his career. DeMille got his start by observing a film being shot-once standing for hours on a box looking through a window, watching every move made by the director, players, and cameraman. From that humble beginning, he soon mastered the craft of directing and created one of show business's greatest careers. Autocrat and artist, DeMille immersed himself totally in each picture he directed and demanded complete fealty from his casts and crews. DeMille was said to know more about what the American public wanted than anyone else in Hollywood. He pushed the boundaries of censorship, and Audiences responded by forming long lines at the box office. From the American West to ancient Egypt, he created such magical films as The Crusades and The Greatest Show on Earth that brought vividly to life fantasies perfectly suited to post-World War I and mid-century America. Kobal describes DeMille's impact on Hollywood as a director and showman. He argues that this master filmmaker stands for something largely lost in American filmmaking, a sort of naive, generous, big-thinking self-confidence-a belief that all things are possible. John Kobal wrote over thirty books on film and photography. His final manuscript, The Lost World of DeMille, was completed shortly before his death in 1991. It is published at last by University Press of Mississippi.
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39.900000 USD

The Lost World of DeMille

by John Kobal
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Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body. By the time Chloe Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12-both shoe ...
F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body. By the time Chloe Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12-both shoe and dress-and stood over six feet tall. Fitting in was never an option. That didn't stop her from trying. Cursed with a slow metabolism, baby weight, and big bones, -the fat trilogy-Chloe turned to fad diets, starvation, pills, and workouts, all of which failed. Realizing that everything-from government policies to corporate capitalism-directly impacts our relationship with food and our waistlines, Chloe changed her outlook on herself and hopes others will do the same for themselves. The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.
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18.900000 USD

F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me

by Chloe Hilliard
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The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ( Take Five ) In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with ...
Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time
The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ( Take Five ) In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the heady days of his classic quartet in the 1950s-60s; hanging out with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis; and the many controversies that had dogged his 66-year-long career. Alongside beloved figures like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Brubeck's music has achieved name recognition beyond jazz. But finding a convincing fit for Brubeck's legacy, one that reconciles his mass popularity with his advanced musical technique, has proved largely elusive. In Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time, Clark provides us with a thoughtful, thorough, and long-overdue biography of an extraordinary man whose influence continues to inform and inspire musicians today. Structured around Clark's extended interview and intensive new research, this book tells one of the last untold stories of jazz, unearthing the secret history of Take Five and many hitherto unknown aspects of Brubeck's early career - and about his creative relationship with his star saxophonist Paul Desmond. Woven throughout are cameo appearances from a host of unlikely figures from Sting, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and Keith Emerson, to John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Partch, and Edgard Varese. Each chapter explores a different theme or aspect of Brubeck's life and music, illuminating the core of his artistry and genius. To quote President Obama, as he awarded the musician with a Kennedy Center Honor: You can't understand America without understanding jazz, and you can't understand jazz without understanding Dave Brubeck.
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31.500000 USD

Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time

by Philip Clark
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'What a life! What a career!' Harold Pinter 'Boorman is one of the world's great directors, a master storyteller.' Paul Auster John Boorman is one of cinema's authentic visionaries whose travels have taken him from London in the Blitz to the pinnacle of Hollywood success: the man behind filmes such ...
Conclusions
'What a life! What a career!' Harold Pinter 'Boorman is one of the world's great directors, a master storyteller.' Paul Auster John Boorman is one of cinema's authentic visionaries whose travels have taken him from London in the Blitz to the pinnacle of Hollywood success: the man behind filmes such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, and The General. Conclusions continues the story of his life that Boorman began with Adventures of a Suburban Boy and shares what has happened since its publication: films made (such as the award-winning The General) and unmade; new knowledge about the craft of film-making; and, ultimately, the story of of his kith and kin, including the death of his cherished elder daughter. Wielding a metaphorical Excalibur, Boorman's career has been a continual search for the truth that only art can convey, and this memoir shows him at his finest.
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37.19 USD

Conclusions

by John Boorman
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The Hollywood Ending of an Adrenaline-Filled and, By Turns, Harrowing and Funny Odyssey of Crime and Redemption in America's War on Drugs Smuggler's Blues, the first book in Richard Stratton's memoir of his criminal career, detailed his years as a kingpin in the Hippie Mafia. Kingpin, the second book, traced ...
In the World: From the Big House to Hollywood (Cannabis Americana: Remembrance of the War on Plants, Volume 3)
The Hollywood Ending of an Adrenaline-Filled and, By Turns, Harrowing and Funny Odyssey of Crime and Redemption in America's War on Drugs Smuggler's Blues, the first book in Richard Stratton's memoir of his criminal career, detailed his years as a kingpin in the Hippie Mafia. Kingpin, the second book, traced his eight-year journey through the criminal justice system, through two federal trials and myriad jails and prisons, and culminating in his success as a self-taught jailhouse lawyer winning his own release. In this final volume, Stratton recounts his return to civilian life, as a convicted felon who had been forced to confront his demons and an aspiring writer who yearned to make his mark. From parole to Hollywood to marriage and fatherhood, he found his way in the free world. Working in the New York office of a criminal defense attorney, he somehow adhered to the stringent conditions of his release not to associate with other felons. When his prison novel Smack Goddess was published, his mentor, Norman Mailer, entered his life again. Going to Hollywood to consult on a documentary, he became a writer and producer, and his feature film Slam won major awards at Sundance and Cannes. In the World includes profiles of celebrities such as Mailer, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, and others.
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27.290000 USD

In the World: From the Big House to Hollywood (Cannabis Americana: Remembrance of the War on Plants, Volume 3)

by Richard Stratton
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NOW WITH AN INTRODUCTION FROM DOLLY ALDERTON, author of Everything I Know About Love, revealing how a new generation of women can take inspiration from Nora's sharp wit and wisdom about life. * Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from. * If the shoe doesn't fit ...
I Feel Bad About My Neck: Dolly Alderton introduction
NOW WITH AN INTRODUCTION FROM DOLLY ALDERTON, author of Everything I Know About Love, revealing how a new generation of women can take inspiration from Nora's sharp wit and wisdom about life. * Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from. * If the shoe doesn't fit in the shoe store, it's never going to fit. * When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. * If only one third of your clothes are mistakes, you're ahead of the game. * Anything you think is wrong with your body at the age of thirty-five you will be nostalgic for by the age of forty-five. ______________________________________________________________________________ 'Nora's exacting, precise, didactic, tried-and-tested, sophisticated-woman-wearing-all-black wisdom is a comfort and a relief. It's why I give this as a present more than other book. I buy it for people so often that I've been known to give girlfriends two copies, one birthday after another' - Dolly Alderton __________________________________________________________________ 'I am only one of millions of women who will miss Nora's voice' Lena Dunham 'Oh how I loved Nora Ephron' Nigella Lawson 'Funny, knowing and smart' India Knight 'The book that most influenced me' Lily Allen
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15.74 USD

I Feel Bad About My Neck: Dolly Alderton introduction

by Nora Ephron
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A family day at the beach. There's a song, an argument, a dash across the white sand and into the high rolling waves. We're in Cape Town and David Lan is ten years old. Cut to 1969 and, visiting London fresh out of high school, he interviews theatre luminaries Sybil ...
As if by Chance: Journeys, Theatres, Lives
A family day at the beach. There's a song, an argument, a dash across the white sand and into the high rolling waves. We're in Cape Town and David Lan is ten years old. Cut to 1969 and, visiting London fresh out of high school, he interviews theatre luminaries Sybil Thorndike, Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn, Paul Schofield before heading home to join the South African army. Now it's 1999. We're at the Young Vic where David is interviewed to be artistic director, a job he'd do for eighteen years, ensuring its flowering into a great world theatre. There's a redesign to be imagined, money to be raised, shows to be staged. And when the doors reopen in 2006 we meet the extraordinary artists he draws in: Ivo Van Hove, Jude Law, Richard Jones, Gillian Anderson, Patrice Chereau, Katie Mitchell, Stephen Daldry, the Isango Ensemble, Yerma, The Jungle, The Inheritance. We travel to Peter Brook's Paris, to Iceland in pursuit of a circus Romeo and Juliet, to Lithuania in search of his great grandparents, to a refugee camp in Congo with Joe Wright and Chiwetel Ejiofor, to Broadway for the Tony Awards. There's spirit mediums in the Zambezi Valley, Chekhov's Yalta, Luc Bondy's Vienna, making a BBC film in Angola, rehearsing a new play in Israel/Palestine. Along the way, memories constantly rise to the surface: the Royal Court in the 70s and 90s, school plays, his parents' complicated marriage. Woven through it all is his decades long relationship with playwright Nicholas Wright. At times hilarious and always deeply felt, David Lan's deft travels evoke a wildly varied life in theatre as well as a unique theatre of life.
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37.19 USD

As if by Chance: Journeys, Theatres, Lives

by David Lan
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Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me. Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photo journalist and newspaper columnist. Franklin's brother and business manager arranged for Solomon to capture the singer's major career events-just as she was coming ...
The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait
Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me. Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photo journalist and newspaper columnist. Franklin's brother and business manager arranged for Solomon to capture the singer's major career events-just as she was coming back home to Detroit from California-while Franklin requested that Solomon document everything else. Everything. And she did just that. What developed over these years of photographing birthday and Christmas parties in her home, annual celebrity galas, private backstage moments during national awards ceremonies, photo shoots with the iconic pink Cadillac, and more was a friendship between two women who grew to enjoy and respect one another. The Queen Next Door is a book full of firsts as Solomon was invited not only to capture historical events in Aretha'smusic career showcasing Detroit, but to join in with the Franklin family's most intimate and cherished moments in her beloved hometown. From performance rehearsals with James Brown to off-camera shenanigans while filming a music video with the Rolling Stones, from her first television special to her first time performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, to her last performance with her sisters at her father's church and her son's college graduation celebration. In the book's afterword, Sabrina Garrett Owens, Franklin's niece, honors her aunt, a woman who wasan over whelming supporter of civil rights, women's rights, and fundraising campaigns that helped to benefit her hometown. There was a time in her career-when Franklin was more in demand than ever before-when she insisted that if someone wanted her to perform, they had to come to Detroit. During this time all of her majorconcerts, national television specials, music videos, and commercials would happen in Detroit. Aretha Franklin showed her respect for the people in the city who championed her from the very beginning when she started singing as a young girl in the church choir. Franklin used to say, I am the lady next door when I am not on stage. The Queen Next Door offers fans a personaland unseen look at an extraordinary woman in her most natural moments-both regal and intimate-and highlightsher devotion to her family and her hometown Detroit- forever and ever.
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36.740000 USD

The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait

by Linda Solomon
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From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. Berlin has no place in American music, legendary composer ...
Irving Berlin: New York Genius
From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. Berlin has no place in American music, legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; he is American music. In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some fifteen hundred tunes, including Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America, and White Christmas. From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the interplay of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast-paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin's unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan's book underscores Berlin's continued relevance in American popular culture. About Jewish Lives: Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Individual volumes illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences. Subjects are paired with authors to elicit lively, deeply informed books that explore the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present. In 2014, the Jewish Book Council named Jewish Lives the winner of its Jewish Book of the Year Award, the first series ever to receive this award. More praise for Jewish Lives: Excellent. - New York times Exemplary. - Wall St. Journal Distinguished. - New Yorker Superb. - The Guardian
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31.59 USD

Irving Berlin: New York Genius

by James Kaplan
Hardback
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RUN DMC.'s iconic rapper Joseph Reverend Run Simmons and his wife, Justine, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together for more than twenty years. This is a book about love. The kind of love that will keep you warm at night-that will ...
Old School Love: And Why It Works
RUN DMC.'s iconic rapper Joseph Reverend Run Simmons and his wife, Justine, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together for more than twenty years. This is a book about love. The kind of love that will keep you warm at night-that will keep you feeling safe and sound. The kind of love that will get you through some dark times; get you through some hard and yes, some tough times. The kind of love that will make you laugh, that will make you smile, that will make you nod knowingly. The kind of love that is nurtured and watered and grows-from a seedling to a flower. The kind of love that is desperately needed in the world right now, shared and sprinkled everywhere. Old School Love is a book to help you find the kind of soul-filling love you desire, written by a couple who has built a strong and joyful relationship amid the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of the entertainment industry. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, have been blessed with a devoted partnership that has inspired others. In this homage to classic courtship, Rev and Justine reveal the secrets to their marriage's longevity and happiness. Each chapter of Old School Love offers stories, anecdotes, and memories of Rev and Justine's marriage, their family, their experiences, their passion, and their deep faith and belief in God. Some will make you laugh, some will make you think, and some will make you cry. Yet all will make you wiser-more beautiful for the wear-and encourage you to be a kinder, more generous, and better human. Their reflections are bookended by a verse or line from scripture, a saying, or a favorite quote and a sampling of personal wisdom. Over two decades strong, Rev and Justine's partnership is an inspiration. With Old School Love they are spreading their message of positivity, and creating a legacy for all of us to embrace and share. Powerful and life-changing, this little gem of a book is about magic, and miracles, and yes, the irrefutable power of love. Old School Love includes 8 pages of photos from Rev and Justine's personal collection.
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28.340000 USD

Old School Love: And Why It Works

by Justine Simmons, Joseph rev Run Simmons
Hardback
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A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK! 'Blackpink in Your Area!' The K-pop girl group are taking their catchphrase literally; they have just finished a sell-out stadium world tour. Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and ...
Blackpink: K-Pop's No.1 Girl Group
A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK! 'Blackpink in Your Area!' The K-pop girl group are taking their catchphrase literally; they have just finished a sell-out stadium world tour. Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa, all beautiful and supremely talented women in their early 20s, are the hottest thing in pop right now - and they only have a dozen songs! If Blackpink were ever a secret, the secret was out by April 2019, when they headlined Coachella, and their fandom - known as Blinks - suddenly included Ariana Grande and Harry Styles. They are the first female K-pop group to have had four #1 singles on Billboard's World Digital chart, and their single 'Ddu-Du Ddu-Du' became the most viewed music video by a K-pop group on YouTube - take that, BTS! This book is the perfect unofficial guide to Blackpink. It relates their days as trainees, their debut, their hits and success in the US, examines the personalities of each of the members and details their choreography, fashion and style triumphs and reveals why they are 'the only gang to run the game in high heels'.
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17.800000 USD

Blackpink: K-Pop's No.1 Girl Group

by Adrian Besley
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As seen on The 700 Club! HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock'n'Roll's most significant events, while bringing an insider's perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop ...
The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert
As seen on The 700 Club! HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock'n'Roll's most significant events, while bringing an insider's perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop Concert. There are moments in time that cause us to stop and take notice of where we were and what we were doing when they happen in order to commit the experience to memory-how it made us feel, who was there with us, why it felt important. January 30, 1969 was one of those moments. There are those who were on the periphery of the event that day and heard what was going on; but as one of the few remaining insiders who accompanied the Beatles up onto the cold windswept roof of the Apple building, Ken Mansfield had a front row seat to the full sensory experience of the moment and witnessed what turned out to be beginning of the end. Ken shares in The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert, the sense that something special was taking place before his eyes that would live on forever in the hearts and souls of millions. As the US manager of Apple, Ken Mansfield was on the scene in the days, weeks, and months leading up to this monumental event. He shares his insights into the factors that brought them up onto that roof and why one of the greatest bands of all time left it all on that stage. Join Ken as he reflects on the relationships he built with the Fab Four and the Apple corps and what each player meant to this symphony of music history.
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17.850000 USD

The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert

by Ken Mansfield
Paperback / softback
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Pink Floyd are one of the world's most successful rock bands of all time. After their breakthrough record, The Dark Side Of The Moon , brought prog rock to the masses, they have never looked back, and their influence continues today in rock, ambient and techno music. Pink Floyd: Glorious ...
Pink Floyd: Glorious Torment
Pink Floyd are one of the world's most successful rock bands of all time. After their breakthrough record, The Dark Side Of The Moon , brought prog rock to the masses, they have never looked back, and their influence continues today in rock, ambient and techno music. Pink Floyd: Glorious Torment is an unofficial, intriguing review of their path to mega success, tracking too the dismay of Syd Barrett's decline and the battles and the glory of their music. Covering all the major events in their long career this great new book is accompanied by revealing and evocative images of the band.
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18.57 USD

Pink Floyd: Glorious Torment

by Sean Egan
Hardback
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With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (1939-2015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark films as The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream-considered not only classics ...
Wes Craven: Interviews
With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (1939-2015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark films as The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream-considered not only classics of the genre, but examples of masterful filmmaking. Producing an impressive oeuvre that mixed intellectual concerns and political ideas, Craven utilized high-tension suspense, devastating visual brutality, and dark humor to evoke a unique brand of fear. Moreover, his films draw attention to the horror of American society-Namely racism, classism, and the traumas often associated with family. This collection of twenty-nine interviews-spanning from 1980 until his final interview in 2015-traces Craven's life and career, from his upbringing in a strict religious family and his life as an academic to his years toiling in exploitation cinema. The volume also chronicles Craven's ascendancy as an independent director, his work within the studio system, and his eventual triumph in mainstream cinema. Within the interviews gathered here, including three previously unpublished pieces, Craven reflects on failed projects and the challenges of working with studios while offering thoughtful meditations on the dynamics and appeal of horror. Wes Craven: Interviews cements Craven's legacy as a master of horror who left an indelible mark on the genre by forever altering expectations of-and approaches to-the cinema of fear.
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103.950000 USD

Wes Craven: Interviews

Hardback
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The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making ...
Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory. Lights A nine-year-old boy in New Zealand's Pukerua Bay stays up late and is spellbound by a sixty-year-old vision of a giant ape on an island full of dinosaurs. This is true magic. And the boy knows that he wants to be a magician. Camera Fast-forward twenty years and the boy has begun to cast a spell over the film-going audience, conjuring gore-splattered romps with bravura skill that will lead to Academy recognition with an Oscar nomination for Heavenly Creatures. The boy from Pukerua Bay with monsters reflected in his eyes has arrived, and Hollywood comes calling. What would he like to do next? `How about a fantasy film, something like The Lord of the Rings...?' Action The greatest work of fantasy in modern literature, and the biggest, with rights ownership so complex it will baffle a wizard. Vast. Complex. Unfilmable. One does not simply walk into Mordor - unless you are Peter Jackson. Anything You Can Imagine tells the full, dramatic story of how Jackson and his trusty fellowship of Kiwi filmmakers dared take on a quest every bit as daunting as Frodo's, and transformed JRR Tolkien's epic tale of adventure into cinematic magic, and then did it again with The Hobbit. Enriched with brand-new interviews with Jackson, his fellow filmmakers and many of the films' stars, Ian Nathan's mesmerising narrative whisks us to Middle-earth, to gaze over the shoulder of the director as he creates the impossible, the unforgettable, and proves that film-making really is `anything you can imagine'.
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19.940000 USD

Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

by Ian Nathan
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From taking on the job as his PA in 2002 through to nursing him in his final weeks in 2017, Gareth Owen was not only Roger Moore's right-hand man, but also his co-author, his onstage co-star, and his confidant. Roger always said, 'Gareth knows me better than I know myself.' ...
Raising an Eyebrow: My Life with Sir Roger Moore
From taking on the job as his PA in 2002 through to nursing him in his final weeks in 2017, Gareth Owen was not only Roger Moore's right-hand man, but also his co-author, his onstage co-star, and his confidant. Roger always said, 'Gareth knows me better than I know myself.' Now, in this affectionate and amusing book, the author shares his times with Roger Moore and gives a unique and rare insight into life with one of the world's most beloved actors. Roger gave many interviews throughout his life, but very rarely spoke about himself, much preferring to tell fun tales about others. But his trusted sidekick was with him throughout his worldwide travels, his UK stage shows, as he wrote his books, as he received his Knighthood, and as he rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, to record some genuinely hilarious, heartfelt and extraordinary moments.
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37.19 USD

Raising an Eyebrow: My Life with Sir Roger Moore

by Gareth Owen
Hardback
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Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body. By the time Chloe Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12--both shoe ...
F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body. By the time Chloe Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12--both shoe and dress--and stood over six feet tall. Fitting in was never an option. That didn't stop her from trying. Cursed with a slow metabolism, baby weight, and big bones, --the fat trilogy--Chloe turned to fad diets, starvation, pills, and workouts, all of which failed. Realizing that everything--from government policies to corporate capitalism--directly impacts our relationship with food and our waistlines, Chloe changed her outlook on herself and hopes others will do the same for themselves. The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.
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28.350000 USD

F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me

by Chloe Hilliard
Hardback
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Jessica Simpson has lived most of her life in the public eye. As a pop culture phenomenon, singer, reality show pioneer, actress, entrepreneur, and global businesswoman behind a $1 billion company (the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history), Simpson is an icon of a generation. But her journey hasn't ...
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Jessica Simpson has lived most of her life in the public eye. As a pop culture phenomenon, singer, reality show pioneer, actress, entrepreneur, and global businesswoman behind a $1 billion company (the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history), Simpson is an icon of a generation. But her journey hasn't been easy, and in her powerful new memoir she isn't afraid to admit that her life has very much been a work in progress. Revealing new parts of herself for the first time, Simpson opens up about her struggles, and how she learned that with the right mind-set-pain can give you tools, faith can give you courage, and challenges often give way to bigger opportunities and a bigger picture. From her popular television show Newlyweds, to a very public divorce, starring on the big screen and topping the Billboard charts, finding new love, raising a family, and running a successful business empire, her new book will be a candid, inspiring, and behind-the-scenes look at how she chose to learn from each difficult moment, evolve musically, become a more fearless businesswoman, and consistently shatter all expectations of who she was supposed to be. Jessica is and has always been America's sweetheart and she continues to be followed for her candor, unfiltered honesty, and girl-next-door persona. For the first time, she tells her side of the story, and shares with readers everything that she's learned along the way.
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30.440000 USD

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by Jessica Simpson
Hardback
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From the former sex worker taking Hollywood by storm (The Daily Beast), comes a candid and hilarious memoir of sex work, shame, and self-discovery set in the colorful world of live-streaming camgirls. At twenty-three, Isa Mazzei was just like any other college graduate: broke, lacking purpose, and searching for an ...
Camgirl
From the former sex worker taking Hollywood by storm (The Daily Beast), comes a candid and hilarious memoir of sex work, shame, and self-discovery set in the colorful world of live-streaming camgirls. At twenty-three, Isa Mazzei was just like any other college graduate: broke, lacking purpose, and searching for an identity. She was also a compulsive seductress with a reputation as a slut and heartbreaker. One day, while working a low-paying retail job, she had a revelation: why not embrace her salacious image and make some money off of it? She began stripping, dancing, masturbating, playing games, making art--and broadcasting it all online for money as a camgirl. In her first month, she racked up hundreds of nightly viewers, and within a year she ranked in the top fifty girls on a site featuring tens of thousands of performers. Over the course of her career, Isa built her own business, explored BDSM, attended a porn convention, slept with a fan, and pushed herself further than she thought possible. And yet, despite her success, she struggled to fit into the community she so desperately wanted to belong to. Camgirl is a relatable look at confronting our past traumas and accepting ourselves for who we are. It masterfully explores the complexities of digital life, sexuality and the tensions between our private and public selves. Mazzei's biting humor and raw vulnerability ensure you'll never think about sex work-or sex-the same way again.
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28.350000 USD

Camgirl

by Isa Mazzei
Hardback
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Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and ...
The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams
Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and the intellectually curious Artists and other creative types including writers, musicians, painters, chefs, scientists, iconoclasts Those who are in transition How do people become more creative? The book is filled with examples of how people found ways to be more creative and how they shared their creativity with the world What sparked Amy Tan to write The Joy Luck Club or The Valley of Amazement? How did Lucinda Williams overcome her shyness and learn to command a stage? After The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, why did Francis Ford Coppola make The Outsiders? What does Frances Mayes love most about Tuscany? It's all in The Creative Spark.
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19.940000 USD

The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams

by Michael Shapiro
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Described as the Tony Hancock of journalism, for forty years Bernard wrote only about himself and the failures of his life - with women, drink, doctors, horses - which have become legendary. Low Life is an irresistible collection of the best of Bernard's celebrated autobiographical contributions to The Spectator, once ...
Low Life - Irreverent Reflections from the Bottom of a Glass
Described as the Tony Hancock of journalism, for forty years Bernard wrote only about himself and the failures of his life - with women, drink, doctors, horses - which have become legendary. Low Life is an irresistible collection of the best of Bernard's celebrated autobiographical contributions to The Spectator, once described as 'a suicide note in weekly instalments'. Previously published in two volumes entitled Low Life: A Kind of Autobiography and Reach for the Ground, these books are now available in a single volume containing all his derisive reflections on life. Antiauthoritarian, grumpy, charming, politically incorrect, funny, drunk and always mischievous, Bernard could usually be found at the Coach and Horses pub on London's Greek street, a lit cigarette in his mouth and a drink in hand. He was joined by famous friends including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Graham Green, Peter O'Toole, Ian Fleming and many others and their conversations - as well as with whomever was tending bar at the time - served as the basis for his writing. There were in fact times when he was too drunk to write, hence the famous unwell notice that went next to the large, hastily-sketched cartoon that filled its space in the magazine.
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24.16 USD

Low Life - Irreverent Reflections from the Bottom of a Glass

by Late Jeffrey Bernard
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In 1994, Jack Carneal had a loose collection of friends-including Ned Oldham-who liked to get together and play some tunes now and then. It didn't seem like much of anything, until Ned's younger brother, Will Oldham, invited the guys to be his backing band on that summer's Lollapalooza tour. From ...
Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives
In 1994, Jack Carneal had a loose collection of friends-including Ned Oldham-who liked to get together and play some tunes now and then. It didn't seem like much of anything, until Ned's younger brother, Will Oldham, invited the guys to be his backing band on that summer's Lollapalooza tour. From working two jobs just to pay the bills to hitting the road with one of America's most iconic touring music festivals, to European tours-follow Jack Carneal as he navigates the chaos of the road, the trials and tribulations of being in a band, and the personal sacrifices and demands necessary to make it as a successful artist. Told with unparalleled wit and candor, Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives is an unflinching look at the intersection of art, commerce, and domestic stability from someone who's mapped each of those roads time and again.
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18.900000 USD

Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives

by Jack Carneal
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Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and ...
The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams
Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and the intellectually curious Artists and other creative types including writers, musicians, painters, chefs, scientists, iconoclasts Those who are in transition How do people become more creative? The book is filled with examples of how people found ways to be more creative and how they shared their creativity with the world What sparked Amy Tan to write The Joy Luck Club or The Valley of Amazement? How did Lucinda Williams overcome her shyness and learn to command a stage? After The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, why did Francis Ford Coppola make The Outsiders? What does Frances Mayes love most about Tuscany? It's all in The Creative Spark.
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40.900000 USD

The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams

by Michael Shapiro
Hardback
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