A portrait of the film icon offers insights into his early years and family background, drawing on interviews with friends and colleagues to trace his artistic evolution and the apparent disconnect between his real and on-screen personalities.
Takes readers on a cultural and historical tour of how rock and roll was influenced and shaped by mystic, occult and supernatural traditions, from Elvis Presley and the British Invasion bands, to 1980s metal and modern hip-hop.
The legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on his seven decades in music, tracing his early years as a musical prodigy and work in Miles Davis' second quintet to his multigenre explorations and collaborations with fellow artists.
Traces the author's experiences as an English teacher to the sons of North Korea's elite during the last six months of Kim Jong Il's reign, an effort complicated by oppressive regime enforcers, propaganda, and evangelical missionaries.
The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia
Offers a biographical novel of the Russian writer and political dissident and his unconventional, adventurous life as a dissident in Soviet Russia, a bum in New York, a celebrated writer in Paris, and an opposition party leader in post-communist Russia.
A biography of one of America's most treasured playwrights describes the writer's public persona as well as his personal life, including conflicts with his family, his sexuality and multiple affairs and even his misreported death.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
The star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in a humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series.
In a twenty-fifth anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with fellow actors and producers of the film.
Pandemonium Aviaries, the home and bird sanctuary that Michele Raffin shares with some of the world's most remarkable birds, is a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, with the goal of eventually releasing them into the wild. In The Birds of Pandemonium, she lets us into her world — and theirs. Birds fall in love, mourn, rejoice, and sacrifice; they have a sense of humor, invent, plot, and cope. They can teach us volumes about the interrelationships of humans and animals. Their stories make up the heart of this book.
The producer of such sitcoms as All in the Family, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, and The Facts of Life traces 50 years in show business and politics while discussing his wartime contributions and experiences as a family man.
An illustrated biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, social revolutionist and a top fashion designer of the 20th century, who in her time was more famous than Coco Chanel, chronicles the never-before-told story of the style icon, whose work has stood the test of time.