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Blame It on Vanity

It was no small secret that Denise Matthews was newly christened Vanity, Warner Bros. had announced to the world there was a 'hot new girl in town.' This book is Denise's personal account of her rise to stardom, an in-de [...]

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Makers of the Modern World

The lievs of ninety-two writers, artists, scientists, statemen, inventors, philosophers, composers and other creators who formed the pattern of our century Read more [...]

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Spitfire Diary: The Boys of One-Two-Seven

Review 'Ted Smith presents a moving memoir for what it was like for pilots in the Second World War.' -- Leamington Spa Morning News'This is the best wartime experience book for many years.' -- Ke [...]

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Civilisation

Review Kenneth Clark has used his masterly knowledge and understanding of the arts of Western Civilisation to describe and appraise its creative achievements. Times Literary Supplement 'He convin [...]

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There I Was

About the Author Eric Farrington was your average little boy in your average little town in your average family. No, no he wasn't. He cut himself with a Hershey's Kiss, he had a demonic older bro [...]

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Out of the Frying Pan: Scenes from My Life

About the Author Apart from a few brief excursions into the army and the antiques and wine trades, Keith Floyd has devoted his life to cooking. He has presented 13 highly successful television co [...]

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Concise Dictionary of Women Artists

From Booklist This short version of the well-received Dictionary of Women Artists (Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997) offers an alternative for libraries that want the coverage but could not afford the orig [...]

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Naked

Amazon.com Review Hip radio comedy fans and theater folks who belong to the cult of Obie-winning playwright/performer David Sedaris must kill to get this book. These would be fans of the scalding [...]

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Valley Walls: A Memoir of Climbing and Living in Yosemite

Review WALL STREET JOURNAL, September 2, 2016:'Oh, to have lived such riches! To have been a peer and partner of legends like Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Tom Frost, Chuck Pratt, Steve Roper, L [...]

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Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes

From Publishers Weekly In this evenhanded biography of her famous father, Deana Martin acknowledges that Dean 'wasn't a good father, but he was a good man.' The youngest child of four from Dean M [...]

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Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power (Jewish Lives)

Review ?A book-length biographical essay, filled with context about Streisand's Jewish persona as a hindrance and, eventually, in unexpected ways, as an aid to her professional successes. . . . F [...]

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The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 4: 1931-35

About the Author VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882?1941) was?one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stor [...]

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Roughneck Grace: Farmer Yoga, Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and Other Brief Essays from on and off the Back Forty

Review Michael Perry is, of course, a treasure. His memoirs, essays, and now fiction ('The Jesus Cow')?too, all use his hard-earned perceptiveness and gift for colorful clarity in chronicling mod [...]

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Small Fires: Essays (Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature)

Review ?Reckoning with imperfect parents?what they owe us and what we owe them?is one of the chief tasks of these essays, which form a kind of pointillistic autobiography. Another is the construc [...]

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Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my momís, which I know sounds weird)

Review 'Set him on the recommended shelf beside Sedaris and Fey.' (Booklist)'It's funny and sad and ridiculous and searching and humane and the gravitas sneaks up on you, and the last page had me [...]

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Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

From Booklist Gibson shared with Marshall the profession of law and the hometown of Baltimore. Those commonalities and scores of interviews with Marshall?s friends, family, mentors, and colleague [...]

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Bugatti: The Man and the Marque

Review '...likely to become the standard work...highly recommended.' The Automobile 'Impressive, thorough, immensely readable.' Classic and Sportscar Read more [...]

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Thunder Over Zion: The Life and Times of Chief Judge Willis W Ritter

Review 'This work is valuable legal and political history. Its observations on the independence of the federal judiciary are of value today and are of value well beyond Utah.'?Donald N. Zillman, [...]

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Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business

Review 'The book offers details of her dizzying rise from dyslexic D-student growing up with nine siblings in Edgewater to queen of Manhattan real estate.' -'People' 'A practical, funny compend [...]

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Transmutation

Review 1 of 1 people found the following review helpfulGreat Read, I could not put it down!By?Pearl?on December 29, 2014Format: PaperbackA riveting, authentic read that initially grabbed me by th [...]

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Teaching Dad To Cook Flapjack

About the Author Miranda Gardiner's life-long interests have been food and art. She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and is a former curator of contemporary art, working with artists suc [...]

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Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes

Review ?The crowds know something. Dominique Ansel Bakery is a wonderland.? (Pete Wells The New York Times) Read more About the Author [...]

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The Writings of Ivor Browne: Steps Along the Road - The Evolution of a Slow Learner

Review Ivor Browne is a great psychiatrist and an original thinker. These eloquent and searching essays chart the progress of his mind as he sought to find new ways not only to heal his patients, [...]

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Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier

Review The force of nature that was Barbara Grier in all her glorious and inglorious complexity emerges from this extensively researched, brilliant portrait of a major creator of the lesbian comm [...]

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The Cookie Doctor: An American Physician's Memoir of Life's Obstacles and MIracles

In the prequel to his current role as the most beloved educator in professional skin care, The Cookie Doctor, Peter T. Pugliese, MD shares his own true stories of his early family medical practice in historic (and at tim [...]

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