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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Judy Greer
Publisher: Doubleday (2014, Apr 8th).
You know Judy Greer, right? Maybe from The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, Carrie, Arrested Development, or The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, you already feel like she’s your friend. In her first book of essays, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From, Greer writes about everything you would hope to hear from your best friend: how a midnight shopping trip to CVS can cure all; what it’s like to wake up one day with stepchildren; and how she really feels about fans telling her that she’s prettier in person. Yes, it’s all here—from the hilarious moments to the intimate confessions. But Judy Greer isn’t just a regular friend—she’s a celebrity friend. Want to know which celebs she’s peed next to? Or what the Academy Awards are actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley-Davidson? Don’t worry; Greer reveals all of that, too. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: The Jesus Lizard
Publisher: Akashic Books (2014, Mar 4th).
"If you're a Jesus Lizard fan or a David Yow devotee, you're sure all over this. But even if you've never heard of the band, the book stands as one of the best ways to experience being in a tight, cohesive band. You get everything except the sweat, spilled beer, and blood. It's a fun ride, and the closest thing possible to getting in the van with these guys."--Mother Jones"The gorgeously crafted, 176-page hardcover Book...dives deep and candidly into the Jesus Lizard's first decade and touches a bit on that 2009 coda, too. Through many thousands of words, hundreds of photos, and collected ephemera, it celebrates the sweat, menace, humor, musicianship, lasting power, and genitals of one of the best bands ever coughed up by the rock underground."--The Village Voice"Book is a valuable document that brings us back to the era when artists were conditioned to practice the art of self-defense. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rob Lowe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2014, Apr 8th).
ROB LOWE IS BACK WITH STORIES HE ONLY TELLS HIS BEST FRIENDS. When Rob Lowe’s first book was published in 2011, he received the kind of rapturous reviews that writers dream of and rocketed to the top of the bestseller list. Now, in Love Life, he expands his scope, using stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love. In Love Life, you will find stories about: • KISSING UNEXPECTEDLY • THE SECRETS THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN ACTING SCHOOL • HIS GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER’S ROLE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION • PARKS AND RECREATION, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, AND CALIFORNICATION • TRYING TO COACH A KIDS’ BASKETBALL TEAM DOMINATED BY HELICOPTER PARENTS • THE HOT TUB AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION • STARRING IN AND PRODUCING A FLOP TV SERIES • CAMPING AT SEA WORLD • PLAYING SAXOPHONE FOR PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON • THE FIRST JOURNEY TO COLLEGE WITH HIS SON • WARREN BEATTY • THE BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE Throughout this entertaining book, you will find yourself in the presence of a master raconteur, a multi-talented performer whose love for life is as intriguing as his love life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: J.W. Rinzler
Publisher: LucasBooks (2013, Oct 1st).
Just as Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi completed the most successful cinematic trilogy of its generation, perhaps of all time, this splendid thirtieth-anniversary tribute completes New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler’s trio of fascinating behind-the-scenes books celebrating George Lucas’s classic films. Once again, the author’s unprecedented access to the formidable Lucasfilm Archives has yielded a mother lode of extremely informative, vastly entertaining, and often unexpected stories, anecdotes, recollections, and revelations straight from the closely guarded set of a big-screen blockbuster in the making. Brimming with previously unpublished photos, production artwork, script excerpts, exclusive intel, vintage on-set interviews, and present-day commentary, The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi chronicles “how George Lucas and his crew of extroverted artists, misfits, and expert craftspeople roused themselves to great heights for a third time” to create the next unforgettable chapter in one of the most beloved sagas of all time. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bonnie Gillespie
Publisher: Cricket Feet Publishing; 4 edition (2013, Jan 7th).
423 p. ; 22 cm. more
More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Misty Copeland
Publisher: Touchstone (2014, Mar 4th).
“Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?” As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a groundbreaking ballerina. When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culminating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability