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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
The Upside: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition)
by Abdel Sellou

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

June 11, 2012

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<b><b>The acclaimed true story of an aristocrat, a con man, and the friendship that transformed them both, now the inspiration for a major motion picture starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. </b><br /><br /></b> Abdel Sellou and Philippe Pozzo di Borgo were two people marginalized by society: Sellou a wisecracking, unemployed immigrant, just out on parole; Pozzo a man born to wealth and privilege, recently paralyzed from the neck down after a paragliding accident. How they came to help each other, and the unlikely friendship that became a lifeline for them both, is an uplifting story that's now been told and retold around the world.<br /> <br />In this bestselling memoir, Sellou shows us the irreverent, real-life character behind Kevin Hart's smiling face. The book takes us from Sellou's childhood spent stealing candy from the local grocery store to his career as a pickpocket and scam artist, to his unexpected employment as a companion for a quadriplegic. Sellou tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, humor, style, and--though he denies that he has any--humility.<br /> <div><br /></div><div>Originally published as <i>You Changed My Life</i></div>
Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
by Karina Longworth

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English

Pages

557

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<p>In this riveting popular history, the creator of <em>You Must Remember This</em> probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul’s obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom.</p><p>In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes—the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer.</p><p>His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes’s grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches.</p><p>Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, <em>The Seducer</em> is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age—a legacy that endures nearly a century later.</p>
Hamilton: The Revolution
by , Jeremy McCarter

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 12, 2016

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<b>A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical <i>Hamilton, </i>winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.</b><div><br />Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical <i>Hamilton</i> is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.<br /> <br />HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.<br /> <br />Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.<br /> </div>
The Hangman (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
by Louise Penny

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

October 24, 2011

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On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree.<br />The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible.<br />Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines.<br />This book is a quick and easy read for people on the go.
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage ...
by Erik Bork

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

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THE IDEA is a manual for conquering the most important part of the writing process -- the first part. Most writers (and most screenwriting books) rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, to get to the process of outlining and writing it. And it's the biggest reason most projects don't move forward in the marketplace: producers and editors are underwhelmed by the central concept. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (HBO's Band of Brothers) explains the seven key ingredients in stories that have a chance of selling and reaching a wide audience - in any genre or medium.
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life
by Michael Caine

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b>Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review).<br /> </b><br /> One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like <i>Alfie</i>, <i>Zulu</i>, and <i>The Italian Job</i> (the inspiration for the book title) to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster<i> Dark Knight</i> trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy. <br /> <br /> Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Still working and more beloved than ever, Caine now shares everything he's learned-and "his fans will be rewarded, as will anyone seeking an enjoyable, inspirational read" (<i>Library Journal</i>).<br /><br /><br />
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (37 plays, 160 sonnets ...
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

93

Publication Date

September 09, 2016

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This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!<br /><br /><u><b>The Comedies</b></u><br /><i>A Midsummer Night's Dream<br />All's Well That Ends Well<br />As You Like It<br />Love’s Labour ’s Lost<br />Measure for Measure<br />Much Ado About Nothing<br />The Comedy of Errors<br />The Merchant of Venice<br />The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />The Taming of the Shrew<br />The Two Gentlemen of Verona<br />Twelfth Night; or, What you will</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Romances</b></u><br /><i>Cymbeline<br />Pericles, Prince of Tyre<br />The Tempest<br />The Winter's Tale</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Tragedies</u></b><br /><i>King Lear<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />The History of Troilus and Cressida<br />The Life and Death of Julius Caesar<br />The Life of Timon of Athens<br />The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra<br />The Tragedy of Coriolanus<br />The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark<br />The Tragedy of Macbeth<br />The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice<br />Titus Andronicus</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Histories</u></b><br /><i>The Life and Death of King John<br />The Life and Death of King Richard the Second<br />The Tragedy of King Richard the Third<br />The first part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The second part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The Life of King Henry V<br />The first part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The second part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The third part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The Life of King Henry the Eighth</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Poetical Works</b></u><br /><i>The Sonnets<br />Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music<br />A Lover's Complaint<br />The Rape of Lucrece<br />Venus and Adonis<br />The Phoenix and the Turtle<br />The Passionate Pilgrim</i>
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adven...
by Alan Alda

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor.<br /></b><br /><b>“Invaluable.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>You’re the Only One I Can Tell </i>and <i>You Just Don’t Understand</i></b><br /><br /> Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. <i>If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?</i> is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s <i>Scientific American Frontiers,</i> where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us.<br /><br /> In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another’s face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the hard stuff.<br /><br /> Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, <i>If I Understood You</i> is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.<br /><br /><b>“Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.”—<i>Forbes</i></b><br /><br /><b>“Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose</b>
Keto The Complete Guide: Clarity, Simply and Easy Getting Started...
by Ramos Emmerich Vogel

Language

English

Pages

102

Publication Date

December 21, 2018

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<h3><strong>Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE</strong></h3><h1><strong>Do you want to TAKE CONTROL of your BODY and your LIFE?<br /></strong></h1><h3>When it comes to dieting, there is nothing better than following the current trends. In fact, in this way, you can learn and discover a lot of dishes and healthy practices that you would not have the opportunity to experiment in another way. It also offers the possibility to become healthier. A big part of that means changing your diet and watching your intake of protein, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium—and if you aren’t sure about what all that entails, consider the Ketogenic Diet.</h3><h3>Inside, you will find many different Ketogenic diet-friendly ideas broken down into easy-to-read-and-understand chapters, each of which contains a complete breakdown of the steps that need to be followed to create a great dish and lose weight at the same time. In this way, you take the guesswork out of determining the number of key nutrients that come from homemade food. Forewarned is forearmed, and knowing these amounts could very well save your life. </h3><h3>Thanks to its health benefits and the incredible tastes it offers, the Ketogenic diet is on the rise. It is not a secret that the best chefs in the world are trying and experimenting with this new type of cooking, including ketogenic dishes more and more in their practice. Furthermore, it is fun, enjoyable, and available to anyone. </h3><h3>Inside, you will find:</h3><ul><li><h3>Common foods that can make up the basis of the ketogenic diet;</h3></li><li><h3> A wide variety of ketogenic friendly options when it comes to losing weight while getting in all the necessary nutrients</h3></li><li><h3>Why the Ketogenic Diet is the best solution for you.</h3></li><li><h3>15 Examples of Ketogenic recipes to help you get started with the Ketogenic Diet more easily.</h3></li></ul><h3>And many more…</h3><h3>Now, download this book, start to feels better and take control of your life!</h3>

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