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It's So Easy

And Other Lies

by Duff McKagan

Paperback, 366 pages, Simon & Schuster, $17, published March 20 2012 | purchase
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  • Duff McKagan

A founding member of Guns N' Roses shares the story of his career and private life, providing coverage of such topics as the band's rise to fame, his successful battle with alcoholism and his experiences as a husband and father. 200,000 first printing.

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Days That I'll Remember

Days That I'll Remember

Spending Time With John Lennon and Yoko Ono

by Jonathan Cott

Paperback, 242 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published November 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Spending Time With John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  • Jonathan Cott

When Jonathan Cott and John Lennon met in 1968, it was the beginning of a friendship that would span more than two decades. Cott's new book chronicles his years in Lennon and Yoko Ono's company.

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The Soundtrack of My Life

The Soundtrack of My Life

by Clive Davis

Hardcover, 586 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30, published February 19 2013 | purchase
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  • Clive Davis

The Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music presents a candid assessment of his life and the past half-century of popular music from an insider's perspective, tracing the difficulties he faced as an orphaned teen, the controversies that challenged his ambitions and his work with a wide array of stars and personalities.

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The Ordinary Acrobat

The Ordinary Acrobat

A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present

by Duncan Wall

Paperback, 322 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published November 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The Ordinary Acrobat
  • A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present
  • Duncan Wall

Duncan Wall recounts his novice plunge into the abstract and intensely competitive world of the contemporary circus. To the stories of his own experience, Wall adds a history of circus performance in general, including his commentary on its current resurgence in popularity with acts like Cirque du Soleil.

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Dameronia

Dameronia

The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron

by Paul Combs

Hardcover, 264 pages, Univ of Michigan Pr, $50, published November 19 2012 | purchase
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  • The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron
  • Paul Combs

Tadd Dameron, one of the most significant figures in jazz history, was a private man, and despite his musical significance, his personal life is little-known. This biography sheds light on Dameron's musicical impact and the forces in his private life that led him to withdraw from the center of the jazz world.

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Gods Like Us

Gods Like Us

On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame

by Ty Burr

Hardcover, 413 pages, Pantheon, $14.98, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
  • Ty Burr

Offers a history of stardom, from the early years of cinema through the reality stars of the Internet age, offering anecdotes and explorations of the ways in which fame both reflects and obscures the people behind the celebrity image.

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Air Castle of the South

Air Castle of the South

WSM and the Making of Music City

by Craig Havighurst

Paperback, 320 pages, Univ of Illinois Pr, $27.95, published April 15 2013 | purchase
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  • Craig Havighurst

When a proposal to pull country music from the Nashville radio station WSM sparked public outcry in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station's effect on the city's character and self-image.

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The Friedkin Connection

The Friedkin Connection

A Memoir

by William Friedkin

Hardcover, 512 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published April 16 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • William Friedkin

William Friedkin, maverick of American cinema, offers a candid look at Hollywood, when traditional storytelling gave way to the rebellious and alternative; when filmmakers like him captured the paranoia and fear of a nation undergoing a cultural nervous breakdown.

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Mo' Meta Blues

Mo' Meta Blues

The World According to Questlove

by Ahmir Thompson and Ben Greenman

Hardcover, 288 pages, Grand Central Pub, $26, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • The World According to Questlove
  • Ahmir Thompson and Ben Greenman

The drummer for the Grammy Award-winning group The Roots, which also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, discusses a historical range of musical artists as well as African American art, hip hop, culture and philosophy. 40,000 first printing.

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Top of the Morning

Top of the Morning

Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

by Brian Stelter

Hardcover, 312 pages, Grand Central Pub, $28, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV
  • Brian Stelter

Learn the behind-the-scenes dirt on America's favorite morning television shows from a book all about the fierce competition between Good Morning America and The Today Show.

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Relentless

Relentless

by Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Hardcover, 273 pages, Ingram Pub Services, $26.95, published May 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen

This electrifying rock-and-roll memoir of one of the world's greatest guitarists, who fused elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal, shares his personal story: from his arrival on the music scene in the early '80s to becoming a household name in the annals of heavy metal.

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Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Hardcover, 324 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic
  • Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

The story of the making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show offers insight into how the show reflected changing American perspectives and was the first situation comedy to employ numerous women as writers and producers.

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Imperfect Harmony

Imperfect Harmony

Finding Happiness Singing With Others

by Stacy Horn

Paperback, 256 pages, Workman Pub Co, $15.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Finding Happiness Singing With Others
  • Stacy Horn

The author of Unbelievable describes the feeling of community and transcendence she experiences while participating in a choir, tracing the history of group singing and the dramatic stories of conductors and composers while drawing on scientific findings to reveal the physical benefits of song. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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Overweight Sensation

The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman

by Mark Cohen

Hardcover, 353 pages, Brandeis University Press, $29.95, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
  • Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen argues for Allan Sherman's legacy as a touchstone of postwar humor and a turning point in Jewish American cultural history.

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Queen of the Air

Queen Of The Air

A True Story Of Love And Tragedy At The Circus

by Dean Jensen

Hardcover, 327 pages, Crown, $26, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • A True Story Of Love And Tragedy At The Circus
  • Dean Jensen

Dean Jensen traces the story of world-famous trapeze artist Leitzel and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona of the famous Flying Codona Brothers. From a disadvantaged youth, Leitzel went on to have impressive achievements with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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