Traces how the author acted on a tip from a family member and embarked on a cultural journey in search of the man behind the legend of James Brown, discovering his rich musical legacy and the ongoing disputes surrounding his will as well as the complicated race, music and cultural factors that shaped his story.
The Broadway star and Academy Award-winning performer best known for his iconic role as the irascible emcee in Cabaret traces his remarkable life story, documenting his Jewish-American upbringing in 1930s Cleveland, childhood roles, rise to fame and challenging losses.
The former front man for Skid Row traces his rise from a choir boy to a famous music artist at the height of the heavy metal era, describing his unconventional youth, friendships with fellow performers and successful solo career.
For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, a hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker's movies follows the author as he found his path in life, becoming a writer in New York City, all the while watching John Hughes movies religiously.
A memoir by the influential rock artist traces his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing in Toronto, his early years with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, the rise of The Band, the stories behind his iconic songs and The Band's famous farewell concert, The Last Waltz.
The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
An unpublished edition of Coppola's notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo, written before Coppola's iconic films at the age of 32, reveals the intense creative process behind the movie and is complemented by exclusive photos from on and off the set.
An in-depth examination of the history of television traces the evolution of shows through classic TV genres, including the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the western, the animated series and the late night talk show.
The Genesis frontman and solo artist shares insights into the experiences behind many of his iconic songs and performances, discussing his early years, relationships with fellow artists and struggles with addiction.
Truevine is the true story of George and Willie Muse, two albino African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.
Traces the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life from his childhood in a Catholic New Jersey family and the musical experiences that prompted his career to the rise of the E Street Band and the stories behind some of his most famous songs.
A chronicle of a young black man's journey from violence to the world's elite opera circles describes Ryan Speedo Green's abuse-marked upbringing and struggles with racism and imprisonment before winning a New York Metropolitan Opera competition. By the author of the award-winning In the Land of Magic Soldiers. 100,000 first printing.
Describes how the then-unknown DJ author's 2001 creation of the one-hour mix Gold Teeth Thief launched him into international fame and established him as a figure in the new millennium's fledgling globalized digital art world at the side of such industry pioneers as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay.
A fourth volume of the popular comic chronicles the emergence of the Beastie Boys and Salt-n-Pepa, along with some one-hit wonders.
Explores the evolution of the Los Angeles punk rock movement that occured between 1977-1982, through personal essays, photographs, flyers, and the voices of the people who were there.
A music writer chronicles 1971 as the decade's busiest, most innovative and resonant year, tracing the musical achievements of such forefront artists as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and many more.
The DJ and musician chronicles his life and career through the New York City club scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, where his white, Christian, vegan and teetotaling ways were a sharp contrast to the vice-fueled hedonism of the time.