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The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780399173592
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016

Another honest and hilarious memoir from Carrie Fisher, featuring excerpts from the diary she kept when she was 19, swept up in the role of a lifetime and in an affair with her married costar, Harrison Ford. ~ Reviewed by Marlsa Langlois


Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel - Book Review

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781631490231
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Published: Liveright - October 4th, 2016

Sorel's written portrait of Mary Astor is as delightful as his illustrations. Astor's career in silent films began as a teenager, leading eventually to her best known role in The Maltese Falcon, with her fair share of affairs and marriages in between. This isn't just a tale of the famous sex scandal, it's the story of a woman during Hollywood's Golden Age who persevered in a business dominated by men. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film - Book Review

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By Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316315470
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 18th, 2016

In the year that we mark the passing of Gene Wilder, we celebrate the mad brilliance of Mel Brooks’ iconic 1974 film. With interviews, commentary and more than 200 photos, this is the perfect gift for every film lover from Equinox Mountain to Camel’s Hump. What hump? ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Not Dead Yet: The Memoir by Phil Collins - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781101907474
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 25th, 2016

If you don't like "In the Air Tonight" then a) there is no joy in your life and b) this book is not for you. For the rest of us, this finds the Genesis drummer/smooth balladeer in wry, self-deprecating form. It is like spending time with a pal you haven't seen in years. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Wishful Drinking

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781439153710
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 8th, 2009

A fun book I couldn't put down from the sassy, sarcastic, and hilarious Carrie Fisher. She tells about her history with Hollywood marriages and divorces, her struggle with addiction and bipolar disorder, and, of course, her time playing Princess Leia. ~ Reviewed by Marisa Langlois


Never a Dull Moment: 1971 the Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781627793995
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 7th, 2016

Was 1971 really the best year for rock music ever? Hepworth's witty and insightful take may start more arguments than it settles, but it is a must read for fans of Led Zeppelin, Carole King, Marvin Gaye and everyone in between. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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