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My First Hundred Years in Show Business by Mary Louise Wilson
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Octogenarian character actress Mary Louise Wilson has a face that's more familiar than her name. "I'm not well known, I didn't have a glittering career studded with affairs and celebrities," she writes. What she is, however, is a survivor in a very t ...more
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Bad Kid by David Crabb
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With an ingratiating style very similar to David Sedaris, performance artist David Crabb's Bad Kid has the ability to describe horrifying events and make them both hilarious and touching. Growing up gay in the early 1990s in San Antonio, Tex., was to ...more
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The Horror of It All by Adam Rockoff
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Adam Rockoff knows and loves horror films. He wrote a reference guide to the genre ("Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1978–1986", which became a 2006 feature-length documentary), and several produced screenplays (including the ...more
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I Loved Lucy by Lee Tannen
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While Kathleen Brady's outstanding Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball (1994) is still the benchmark for biographies on the red-headed comedienne who ruled the TV airwaves from 1951 through 1974, this slighter memoir, focusing on the last decade of her ...more
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Laughing with Lucy by Madeline Pugh Davis
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Fans who have read Geoffrey Mark Fidelman's exhaustive THE LUCY BOOK or Jess Oppenheimer's LAUGHS, LUCK...AND LUCY won't find much new material here. The lure of this volume is its amiable and knowledgeable authors: Davis and her longtime writing par ...more
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Unforgettable by Scott Simon
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Scott Simon's Unforgettable is a heartfelt, nostalgic, funny and uplifting celebration of his mother's life. Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, spent his mother's final days with her in an intensive care unit in Chicago, looking back at t ...more
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Frank by Barney Frank
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Readers who enjoy political intrigue and an insider's view of the workings of United States politics will find an excellent tour guide in Barney Frank, the outspoken gay Democrat who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (representi ...more
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Tab Hunter Confidential by Tab Hunter
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The 1950s heartthrob has penned a brave, surprising and sad memoir about depression (his mother's), repression (his homosexuality) and redemption (a career revival and meeting his partner of 20-plus years). Hunter (b. 1931) was a good-looking 19-year ...more
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The World of Raymond Chandler by Raymond Chandler
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Planet of the Apes Revisited by Joe Russo
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Fans of the 1968 sci-fi film classic Planet of the Apes and its four sequels (plus two short-lived TV shows) will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide to late producer Arthur P. Jacobs's ape empire.

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