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Every Little Step: My Story
by , Nick Chiles

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 13, 2016

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<p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p>In <em>Every Little Step</em>, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston.</p><p>Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip hop, as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career—especially with the launch of <em>Don't Be Cruel</em>—garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top ten list, as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards. But Brown put his career on hold to be with the woman he loved—American music royalty Whitney Houston. The marriage between Brown and Houston was perhaps the most closely watched and talked about marriage of the 1990s—a pairing that obsessed the public and the gossip industry. Now, for the first time, the world will be able to hear the truth from the mouth of America’s “bad boy” himself. Raw and powerful, <em>Every Little Step </em>is the story of a man who has been on the top of the mountain and in the depths of the valley and who is now finally ready to talk about his career and family life, from the passion and the excess to his creative inspirations and massive musical success.</p><p>On the process of writing this book, Bobby says, “Right after I signed on to write my story, I went through one of the most agonizing traumas I had ever experienced with the death of my daughter. But I was surprised by how therapeutic it was to work on this project, to look at the entire arc of my life and to realize that although there has been considerable pain, I have also been incredibly blessed. I hope my fans and other readers of this book will be entertained by this trip into the crazy, exciting, fascinating world of Bobby Brown. And I hope they will feel that I have been as honest and open with them in these pages as I have tried to be my entire life.”</p>
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion ...
by Thad Carhart

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

June 12, 2001

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<b>A warm and intuitive portrait of the secret Paris—one closed to all but a knowing few—<i>The Piano Shop on the Left Bank</i> is the perfect book for music lovers, or for anyone who longs to recapture a lost passion.</b><br /><br />Thad Carhart never realized there was a gap in his life until he happened upon Desforges Pianos, a demure little shopfront in his Pairs neighborhood that seemed to want to hide rather than advertise its wares. Like Alice in Wonderland, he found his attempts to gain entry rebuffed at every turn. An accidental introduction finally opened the door to the quartier’s oddest hangout, where locals—from university professors to pipefitters—gather on Friday evenings to discuss music, love, and life over a glass of wine.<br /><br /> Luc, the atelier’s master, proves an excellent guide to the history of this most gloriously impractical of instruments. A bewildering variety passes through his restorer’s hands: delicate ancient pianofortes, one perhaps the onetime possession of Beethoven. Great hulking beasts of thunderous voice. And the modest piano “with the heart of a lion” that was to become Thad’s own.
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
by Jamie Bernstein

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p>The oldest daughter of revered composer Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centenary of his birth—illuminating a man, a city, and an era that defined modern culture—in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir reminiscent of Alexandra Styron’s <em>Reading My Father</em> and Richard Ford’s <em>Between Them.</em></p><p>The composer of <em>On the Town</em> and <em>West Side Story</em>, chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, television star, humanitarian, friend of the powerful and influential, and inveterate partygoer Leonard Bernstein was a massive celebrity during one of the headiest periods of American cultural life, and perhaps the most talented musician in American history.</p><p>To his eldest daughter, Jamie, he was all that and more; he was the man in the scratchy brown bathrobe that smelled of cigarettes, who sat late at night at the piano when he couldn’t sleep (he could never sleep). An incredible jokester, an incessant teacher, he taught her to love the world in all its beauty and complexity. In public and private, Lenny was larger than life.</p><p>In <em>Famous Father Girl</em>, Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family’s private world. A fantastic set of characters populate the Bernsteins’ lives, including: the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon, Richard Avedon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, and Betty (Lauren) Bacall.</p><p>An intoxicating tale, <em>Famous Father Girl</em> is an intimate meditation on a deeply complex and sometimes troubled man and the beautiful music that was the soundtrack to his life. Deeply moving and often hilarious, Bernstein’s beautifully written memoir is great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.</p>
Detour (An Off Track Records Novel)
by Kacey Shea

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<b><i>From USA Today Bestseller Author Kacey Shea...</i></b><br /><br />Trent Donavan is the golden boy of the rock world. This lead singer is every fangirl's dream, and with his newfound fame the women flow as readily as alcohol and drugs. There's no doubt women are Trent's preferred indulgence after a successful show. <br /><br /><b><i>That is, until the feisty little blonde joins the tour. </i></b><br /><br />Lexi Marx loves music. It runs in her blood and flows through her soul. As the illegitimate daughter of a rock legend, she's determined to make it in the music industry on talent alone. So when her agent scores her the opening act gig for the next 3UG tour it seems her hard work, hopes, and dreams have finally come to fruition.<br /><br /><i><b>Until she spends time with the band.</b></i><br /><br /> More accurately, Trent Donovan. She'd feel better if that arrogant manwhore of a lead singer would stop hitting on her with his dreamy eyes, witty comebacks, and voice that melts the most jagged of hearts.<br /><br />But Trent is determined to prove to Lexi he's not such a bad guy, and as music binds their friendship, Lexi's left with the most confusing of emotions. Could this be love or an uninvited distraction? <b>She can still have it all, if only her heart doesn't lead her off track.</b><br /><br />Detour is a full-length standalone contemporary romance novel and intended for adult audiences due to explicit content.
Been So Long: My Life and Music
by Jorma Kaukonen

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<p><b>"A modern parable." —from the foreword by Grace Slick</b><br /><b></b><br />“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.” <i>– Acoustic Guitar</i></p><p>“Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework.” – Live For Live Music</p><p><b>Includes a CD of live music as a companion to the book!</b></p><p>From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius—and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.</p><p> “Music is the reward for being alive,” writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. “It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched.” In a career that has already spanned a half century—one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors—Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.</p><p><i>Been So Long </i>is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences—from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Phillipines to his early gigs with Jack Casady in D.C. to his jam sessions in San Francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries—into his art in unique and revelatory ways. <i>Been So Long </i>charts not only Jorma’s association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma’s music itself.</p>
Anything You Need (Cataclysm Book 1)
by Jerica MacMillan

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

August 25, 2018

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<b>Fake relationships never felt so real. </b><br /><br />With my parents’ anniversary party looming<br />and assurances that my douchebag ex will be trying to win me back ...<br />I need a boyfriend. <br />Pronto. <br />And I know just who to ask—<br />Marcus. <br />My best friend since high school.<br />Now the frontman for the hottest band on the planet. <br /><br />He’s perfect. <br />Hot. Available. Famous. <br />And he’s always been there for me no matter what. <br /><br />But nothing about his kisses feels fake, blurring the line between make believe and reality until it disappears. When he starts talking about forever, it feels so right. <br /><br />My ex isn’t deterred, though, and he’ll do anything to get what he wants.<br />Even blackmail me.<br /><br />Now I’m faced with an impossible decision. What do I choose when I end up destroyed either way?
Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music I...
by Dorothy Carvello

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<DIV>Dorothy Carvello knows all about the music biz. She was the first female A&R executive at Atlantic Records, and one of the few in the room at RCA and Columbia. But before that, she was secretary to Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic’s infamous president, who signed acts like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, negotiated distribution deals with Mick Jagger, and added Neil Young to Crosby, Stills & Nash. The stories she tells about the kingmakers of the music industry are outrageous, but it is her sinuous friendship with Ahmet that frames her narrative. He was notoriously abusive, sexually harassing Dorothy on a daily basis. Still, when he neared his end, sad and alone, Dorothy had no hatred toward him—only a strange kind of loyalty. Carvello reveals here how she flipped the script and showed Ertegun and every other man who tried to control her that a woman can be just as willing to do what it takes to get a hit. Featuring never-before-heard stories about artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi, INXS, Marc Anthony, Phil Collins, and many more, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what it's really like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry.</DIV>
Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolutio...
by Todd S. Purdum

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><b>A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century</b></p><p>They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals <i>Oklahoma!</i>, <i>Carousel</i>,<i> South Pacific</i>, <i>The King and I</i>, and <i>The Sound of Music</i>, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.</p><br /><p>Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.</p><br /><p>Todd S. Purdum’s portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.</p>
The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince
by , Jasmine Waters

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English

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Publication Date

June 22, 2018

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For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. By staying true to his three principles of heart, loyalty, and commitment, and an unwavering faith in God, he has defeated many adversaries. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, boxing promoters, or corrupt DEA agents, Prince has always emerged victorious. <br />Respect isn't given, it's earned. In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect - and giving respect - and how to apply these principles to your own life.
Fail Until You Don't: Fight Grind Repeat: 2
by Bobby Bones

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

June 19, 2018

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<p><strong>#1 <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p>The #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Bare Bones</em>, host of the marquee morning program “The Bobby Bones Show,” comedian and dedicated philanthropist delivers an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about his biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins.  </p><p>Bobby Bones is the youngest inductee ever into the National Radio Hall of Fame alongside legends Dick Clark, Larry King, and Howard Stern. As "the most powerful man in country music" (<em>Forbes</em>), he has reached the peak of his profession and achieved his childhood dreams. Each weekday morning, more than five million fans tune in to his radio show. </p><p>But as Bobby reveals, a lot of what made him able to achieve his goals were mistakes, awkward moments, and embarrassing situations—lemons that he turned into lemonade through hard work and humility. In this eye-opening book, he’ll include ideas and motivations for finding success even when seemingly surrounded by impossible odds or tough failures. He also includes anecdotes from some of his famous friends—Andy Roddick, Chris Stapleton, Charlamagne Tha God, Charles Esten, Brooklyn Decker, Walker Hayes and Asa Hutchinson—who open up about their own missteps. </p><p>Bobby’s mantra is Fight. Grind. Repeat. A man who refuses to give up, he sees failure as something to learn from—and the recollections in this funny, smart book, full of Bobby’s brand of self-effacing humor, show how he’s become such a beloved goofball.</p>

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