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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b><i>“</i>Wonderful." <b><i>—</i>Michiko Kakutani, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /><br />Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, <i>All These Wonders</i> features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.<br /><br /> High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
Fosse
by Sam Wasson

Language

English

Pages

757

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<DIV><B>Now the FX limited series <I>Fosse/Verdon </I>starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams with Lin-Manuel Miranda executive producing. </B><BR /><BR /> “Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colorful firsthand tales.” — Janet Maslin, <I>New York Times</I><BR /><BR /> “Fascinating . . . Wasson has taken complete control of his subject.” — <I>Wall Street Journal</I><BR /><BR /> The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment. His signature style would influence generations of performing artists. Yet in spite of Fosse’s innumerable—including <I>Cabaret</I>, <I>Pippin</I>, <I>All That Jazz</I>, and <I>Chicago</I>, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever—his offstage life was shadowed by deep wounds and insatiable appetites.<BR /><BR /> To craft this richly detailed account, best-selling author Sam Wasson has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, <I>Fosse</I> is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywood’s most complex and dynamic icons.<BR /><BR /> “Spellbinding.” —<I>Entertainment Weekly</I><BR /><BR /> “Impeccably researched.” —<I>Vanity Fair</I><BR /><BR /> An NPR Best Book of the Year</DIV>
THE WORDSMITH CHRONICLES 3–BOOK BOXED SET
by Christopher Harlan

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English

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Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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With over 230 reviews this series, written by bestselling author Christopher Harlan, is not to be missed. This boxed set contains the original three Wordsmith Chronicles of “Knight” (book 1), “Colton” (book 2) and “Grayson” (book 3). <br /><br />On the even of the romance novel boom, three male best friends from college make a pledge to one another at a bar one night—they’ll suspend getting jobs in their respective majors. Instead, each will take a time to write a indie romance novel, to see if they have what it takes to be successful authors. Along they way each will meet women from the indie book world who’ll change their lives forever. Come follow the boys as they experience the thrills, victories, defeats, and love that only the indie book world has to offer. <br /><br />Let them tell you their story. . . <br /><br />These books contain no cheating or triggers, all are HEA, and each can be read as a standalone, but are also interconnected stories of the three friend’s stories. This series transitions into “True North: a standalone MC romance”, as well as the forthcoming (summer 2019) “North” —ALL books are meant for ages 18+, and are not intended for anyone younger. <br />
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • </b>From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth—and featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more—a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes,<i> Occasional Magic</i> features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward. <br /><br />From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends...
by John Leguizamo

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>Fans of John Leguizamo's smash-hit one-man shows (<em>Mambo Mouth</em>, <em>Spic-o-rama</em>, <em>Freak</em>, and <em>Sexaholix</em>) have already gotten a glimpse into his life, but this book tells the whole story, carrying readers along on a wild journey from his childhood in Queens to his current home at the top of the Hollywood pyramid. An acclaimed director, producer, and play-wright, and one of the highest-paid Latin actors in the world, Leguizamo shares the stories behind his many roles—what inspired them and what transpired as he created them—while dishing on his personal relationships with his family, friends, and celebrity colleagues. Here is both an intimate self-portrait and a unique behind-the-scenes look at the magic and chaos of stardom, a keenly intelligent and insanely funny book that celebrates a remarkably talented artist's greatest achievement: growing up Latino in America and succeeding on his own terms.</p>
Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pac...
by , David Rubini

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English

Pages

375

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<DIV><B>This memoir by the legendary publicist offers “an intimate glimpse into the best and the worst of the golden age of Hollywood” (Stacy Keach, Golden Globe Award–nominated actor).</B><BR />  <BR /> Jay Bernstein, an entertainment industry fixture who helped launch the careers of celebrities including Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, was famed for his sense of showmanship, his outrageous style, and the publicity stunts he engineered to get attention for his clients. <I>Starmaker</I> tells his story, from his childhood in Oklahoma City and his first job in a Hollywood mailroom to the ownership of his own public relations firm and his work as a television producer.<BR />  <BR /> In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at several generations of show business and hard-hitting insights about how the industry changed over the decades, Bernstein also describes the relationships he had with stars and his notorious techniques, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones, having <I>Entertainment Tonight </I>host Mary Hart’s legs insured for one million dollars, and getting married underwater for an episode of <I>Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous</I>. With the wisdom of experience and a sense of humor, this autobiography shares the intimate details of a fascinating Hollywood life.</DIV>
Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenw...
by Robert McKee

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English

Pages

490

Publication Date

September 28, 2010

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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. <p> In <em>Story</em>, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.</p>
Romancing JT (Millionaire Romance Book 1)
by Anastasia Alexander

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<h2>Who will win JT’s heart?</h2><br />Maggie Chambers is used to living the high life, taking trips to Paris, Florence, and Rome with her French lover. She indulges in expensive art, fancy clothes, and expensive food until the money runs out, her lover flees, and her former husband closes down the purse strings. This propels Maggie on a mission to get money before she becomes homeless.<br /><br />Unprepared for work, her only apparent skill is flirting. Soon she lands on a reality TV show, Millionaire Engagement, finding herself competing with forty other attractive women who want JT’s heart.<br /><br />To make matters worse, JT’s a grieving widower who doesn’t want to be on the show but is lured into it by his business partner. He’s also a cowboy from Tucson who loves the simple life of riding his horse in the hardy desert—a life Maggie can’t tolerate.<br /><br />It doesn’t take long for Maggie to realize that despite all her efforts, she can’t seem to get along with the other women on the show nor the producer, and they are determined to get Maggie away from JT in any way possible.<br /><br />Will Maggie be able to capture JT’s heart before being kicked off the show? <br /><br />"Anastasia Alexander weaves an interesting story with characters that readers will love. This is a story with great emotional and psychological depth. Anastasia Alexander succeeds in keeping the excitement of her readers high while building on characters that they can easily connect to. This is, indeed, an engaging and entertaining read." -- Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite<br />
Any One of Y'all Coulda Done Did It: The Murder of Mayor Spurgeon...
by , Laura DeMaria

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English

Pages

94

Publication Date

April 11, 2019

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<p><strong>NOT YOUR AVERAGE MURDER MYSTERY PARTY</strong></p><p><strong>WARNING</strong>: This book contains a great deal of vulgarity and tomfoolery. Please do not proceed if you are easily offended, triggered, or use Twitter.</p><p>The year is 1898. As much as Baby Anne secretly hated her husband, she never imagined anyone would hurt him. But they sure did. And now he’s stone cold dead. The story begins in Baby Anne’s North Carolina home as the late Mayor’s friends and loved ones gather after his funeral. Polite conversation turns to chaos as the accusations fly. Who murdered the Mayor? Will justice be served? If a train is traveling west at 60 mph, how much will the tickets cost? </p><p>In this mystery, everyone has something to hide: from the local brothel proprietor to the not-so-naïve stable boy. </p><p>This spellbinding murder mystery dinner party book is your key to hosting an unforgettable evening. It includes a guest list of 16 captivating characters, a mesmerizing 3-act script, printable downloads, and clear instructions on how to host the party. <br /></p><p><strong>To ensure every guest at your dinner party can participate in the fun, purchase 16 copies of this book (one for every guest). </strong>Alternatively, you may ask each guest to buy his or her own paperback or Kindle copy, <em>but the guests must promise not to read the script ahead of time.</em></p><p><strong>BONUS #1: </strong>With your purchase, you will also receive access to a special note from one of the dinner guests, Durham’s very own Madame, Ms. Cleopatra “Jibbly Jewels” Jackson. She has stories that will make your mouth water and your jibblies tingle. Yum.</p><p><strong>BONUS #2: </strong>With every paperback purchase, you will also receive the Kindle version for free!  </p><p>Don’t wait.<br /></p><p>Buy your copies today!</p>
Walt Disney World Hacks: 350+ Park Secrets for Making the Most of...
by Susan Veness

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>Maximize the magic of the happiest place on earth with these 350+ tips on everything from improving your travel experience to getting the most out of each theme park to make your trip to Walt Disney World your best vacation ever. </b><BR><BR>There’s adventure in every Disney story…now, experience your own adventure when you visit Walt Disney World! Let <i>Walt Disney World Hacks </i>show you how to meet your favorite characters, eat the best and most iconic food the park has to offer, and enjoy your favorite rides.<BR> <BR>With helpful and practical tips such as starting at the back of the park to avoid crowds, planning your visit for January or September for lower prices, and waiting at Hollywood Studios to meet characters you might not otherwise see, you’ll learn how to do Disney right—without spending the whole day in line, and without going over your budget!

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