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Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters

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ISBN: 9780062348869
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Published: Harper Design - October 28th, 2014

We all know that aliens live amongst us but now you can learn their secrets and more importantly how to survive when they invade. Includes photographs, illustrations and sixteen removable color prints. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Tennessee Williams

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ISBN: 9780393021240
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2014

This is the book that Tennessee Williams deserved. A magnificent biography of the great American dramatist, a man as complex and as tortured as many of the characters in his plays. Williams left behind a voluminous amount of journals and letters from which Mr. Lahr seamlessly reconstructs a life that was plagued with self-doubt and paralyzed with substance abuse, but it occasionally touched the heavens. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The man who wanted magic

“He went into the taboos of the heart and let us know that we don’t have to carve out of our souls the things that society wants us to amputate.” -- Elizabeth Ashley

While Tennessee Williams’ professional life could reasonably be divided into two major periods that might be called the pre and the post Iguana phases, his personal life enjoyed no glorious archs at all. His father, whom everyone called CC, was always distant and verbally abusive and his vocal disapproval of his gentle-natured younger son did not diminish as Tom (who had renamed himself Tennessee) assumed his rightful place among the giants of the American theater. His mother, the formidably frigid Edwina, although armored in inch-thick plates of self righteousness, chose to cast herself as a fragile magnolia blossom withering under life’s scorching sun. CC and Edwina may have provided their three offspring with arid, miserable childhoods, but they also unknowingly gifted Tom with a first-hand access to a veritable wellspring of destructive and dysfunctional behavior that he liberally drew from during his long writing career. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9780393021240
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2014

Not My Father's Son

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ISBN: 9780062225061
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 7th, 2014

Hilarious, heartbreaking, and devastatingly stylish, just like Alan Cumming. A compulsively readable account of Cumming's tumultuous relationship with his father. ~ Reviewed by Lily Ringler


Still Foolin' 'em

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ISBN: 9781250051844
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 16th, 2014

Billy Crystal's humor translates well into print. There are definite laugh out loud moments which you will want to share with others. He may have originally wanted to get these stories down for his grandchildren but in the end, it feels like it is for all of us. ~ Reviewed by Cris Muia


Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616204471
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 21st, 2014

Focusing on Richard's early years and career, this book puts his work in the context of the culture and politics of his time. The authors assert and support his genius in language perfectly spiced to complement its subject. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


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