Explores the unlikely bond between the famous Austrian composer and his pet starling, providing an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, and the nature of creative inspiration.
Published to commemorate the first anniversary of the iconic musician's death, a candid assessment of his personal and professional life by his first wife traces their long-distance courtship, marriage and creative partnership as well as the challenges that compromised their romance.
Cheech Marin describes how he formed his successful comedy duo, became representative of the recreational drug movement, forged a successful solo career and amassed a collection of renowned Chicano art.
The story behind the classic movie High Noon shares insights into the toxic political climate in which it was created, recounting how, during the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was interrogated and blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Searchers.
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.