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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
by Carly Simon

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

November 24, 2015

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<p>Carly Simon's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling memoir, <i>Boys in the Trees</i>, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain." She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie <i>Working Girl</i>. </p><p>The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.</p>
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
by Elton John

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p><b>INSTANT #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film <i>Rocketman</i>, to becoming a living legend.</b></p><p>Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.</p><p>His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with <i>Aida</i>, <i>The Lion King</i>, and <i>Billy Elliot the Musical</i>. All the while Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.</p><p>In <i>Me</i>, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend.</p>
Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's Yearlong ...
by Brian Rea

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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Death never takes a day off. Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time, that is. In this humorous and heartfelt book from beloved illustrator Brian Rea, readers take a peek at Death's journal entries as he documents his mandatory sabbatical in the world of the living. From sky diving to online dating, Death is determined to try it all! <em>Death Wins a Goldfish</em> is an important reminder to the overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed that everyone—even Death—deserves a break once in a while.
Bad Girl: A Rockstar Romance (Wicked Book 2)
by Piper Lawson

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

October 13, 2018

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<b>Rockstars don't chase college students. </b><br /><br />But Jax Jamieson’s never followed the rules.<br />I wonder why he's here.<br />I wonder what took him so long.<br />I wonder what he's going to do to me when I get off this stage.<br /><br /><b>BAD GIRL is part 2 in the new adult rock star trilogy WICKED! Jax and Haley’s romance begins in Good Girl and concludes in Wicked Girl.</b><br /><br />~<br /><br />“Holy crap. Piper Lawson takes the rock star trope to a whole new level.” -Dawn<br />“One word to describe this series: HOOKED.” -Danielle, Short and Sassy<br />“Hot damn, this series is amazing. Funny, sweet, raw, emotional and freaking hot!” -Debbie<br />“So sweet and completely real.” -Tamanna<br />“I’m an emotional wreck.” -Pam<br />“Oh my goodness this was brilliant. Cannot wait for the finale! Need. It. Now.” -Anna<br />
Solid State: The Story of "Abbey Road" and the End of the Beatles
by Kenneth Womack

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p>Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of<i> Abbey Road.</i></p><p>In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Abbey Road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and included "Come Together," "Something," and "Here Comes the Sun," which all emerged as classics. </p><p>Womack's colorful retelling of how this landmark album was written and recorded is a treat for fans of the Beatles. <i>Solid State</i> takes readers back to 1969 and into EMI's Abbey Road Studio, which boasted an advanced solid state transistor mixing desk. Womack focuses on the dynamics between John, Paul, George, Ringo, and producer George Martin and his team of engineers, who set aside (for the most part) the tensions and conflicts that had arisen on previous albums to create a work with an innovative (and, among some fans and critics, controversial) studio-bound sound that prominently included the new Moog synthesizer, among other novelties. </p><p>As Womack shows, <i>Abbey Road </i>was the culmination of the instrumental skills, recording equipment, and artistic vision that the band and George Martin had developed since their early days in the same studio seven years earlier. A testament to the group's creativity and their producer's ingenuity, <i>Solid</i> <i>State </i>is required reading for all fans of the Beatles and the history of rock 'n' roll<i>.</i></p>
Andy Warhol's Factory People: Welcome to the Silver Factory, Spee...
by Catherine O'Sullivan Shor...

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English

Pages

583

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>Based on the television documentary: A three-part oral history of the Pop Art sensation’s inner circle and their dazzling world of art, drugs, and drama.</b><br />  <br /> Featuring a new introduction by the author, special to this collection, this three-part companion volume to Emmy Award–winning Catherine O’Sullivan Shorr’s documentary <i>Andy Warhol’s Factory People </i>is an unprecedented exposé of an exhilarating and tumultuous time in the 1960s New York City art world—told by the artists, actors, writers, musicians, and hangers-on who populated and defined the Factory. “Different [in] its avowed bottom-up approach: Warhol as a function of his followers is the idea. This time . . . it’s the interviews that tell the tale” (Robert Lloyd, <i>Los Angeles Times</i>).<br />  <br /><i>Welcome to the Silver Factory</i>: In 1962, frustrated with advertising work, Warhol sets up his legendary studio in an abandoned hat factory on Manhattan’s 47th Street. The “Silver Factory” quickly becomes the hub of Warhol’s creative endeavors—the space where he constantly works while an ever-changing cast of characters and muses passes through with their own contributions.<br />  <br /><i>Speeding into the Future</i>: In a peak period from 1965 through 1966, Warhol creates the notion of the “It Girl” with ingenuous debutante Edie Sedgwick; discovers Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground, and Nico, the gorgeous chanteuse who becomes his next “It Girl”; and directs—with Paul Morrissey—his most commercially successful film, the art house classic, <i>Chelsea Girls</i>.<br />  <br /><i>Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up</i>: By 1967, it seems that the Factory has outlived its fifteen minutes of fame. Superstars like Edie Sedgwick fall victim to drugs. Factory denizens have falling-outs with Warhol, as do the Velvet Underground, who are also caught up in disputes of their own. Into the chaos comes radical feminist Valerie Solanas, who shoots Warhol and seriously injures him. He survives—barely—but the artist, and his art, are forever changed.
Forever Wicked: A Rockstar Romance
by Piper Lawson

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

December 12, 2019

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<h3><strong>I wanted to fall for a boy. Instead, I fell for a legend...</strong></h3><p>Jax Jamieson was the biggest rock star on the planet. </p><p>And he loved me.</p><p>We've been through ups and downs I thought would tear us—and me—apart. </p><p>But we made it back to each other.</p><p>Now, I don't want the big ceremony, the dress, or the paparazzi.</p><p>I only want Jax. His heart, his soul, his hoodie.</p><p><em><strong>Forever.</strong></em></p><p><br /></p><p>FOREVER WICKED is a reader-driven wedding story that follows the completed bestselling new adult rock star trilogy WICKED!</p><p>Binge Jax and Haley's epic, addictive story in order: <em>1.Good Girl; 2. Bad Girl; 3. Wicked Girl; 4. Forever Wicked.</em></p>
Daddy's Girls
by Stella Andrews

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

January 28, 2018

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Her brother sold her – twice.<br />Once to set her free, then to protect her.<br />He sold her to me to settle his debt.<br /><br />I watched her walk towards me and was blown away. She looked so small, so vulnerable and so damned sexy my c**k stood to attention. She is something else and looks completely out of place here in this den of vice. <br />She walks like an Angel in the raging fires of Hell. <br />She is perfect, for Cassie and for me. <br />Now everything has changed, they just don’t know it yet.<br />I no longer need a nanny - I need a wife.<br /><br />This is a standalone novel with a HEA and NO cheating!<br />This is one wild romance with a happy ever after guaranteed. If you like your books a little dirty that leave you panting, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!<br />If you are easily shocked – you may want to move away now.<br />
Visual Communication: Images with Messages 7th Edition
by Paul Martin Lester

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English

Pages

977

Publication Date

July 15, 2017

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VISUAL COMMUNICATION: IMAGES WITH MESSAGES 7TH EDITION shows you how visual perception is used in all forms of communication, including typography, graphic design, data visualizations, cartoons, photography, motion pictures, television, computers, and the web. In addition there are chapters concerned with visual cues, theories, persuasion, stereotypes and analysis. You will not only learn why an image is memorable, but how to create images that others will remember.
Tori Amos: Piece by Piece
by , Ann Powers

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

December 10, 2008

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<b>An intimate, eye-opening look inside the life of one of the most unique and adored performers of contemporary rock music </b> <br /><br />From her critically acclaimed 1992 debut, <i>Little Earthquakes</i>, to the recent hit, <i>Scarlet’s Walk</i>, Tori Amos has been a formidable force in contemporary music, with one of the most dedicated fan bases in the industry. In <i>Tori Amos: Piece by Piece</i>, the singer herself takes readers beyond the mere facts, explaining the specifics of her creative process—how her songs go from ideas and melodies to recordings and passionately performed concert pieces. <br /><br />Written with acclaimed music journalist Ann Powers, <i>Tori Amos: Piece by Piece</i> is a firsthand account of the most intricate and intimate details of Amos’s life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. In passionate and informative prose, Amos explains how her songs come to her and how she records and then performs them for audiences everywhere, all the while connecting with listeners across the world and maintaining her own family life (which includes raising a young daughter). But it is also much more, a verbal collage made by two strong female voices – and the voices of those closest to Amos—that calls upon genealogy, myth, and folklore to express Amos’s unique and fascinating personal history. In short, we see the pieces that make up – as Amos herself puts it—“the woman we call Tori.”<br /><br />With photos taken especially for this book by the photographer Loren Haynes, <i>Tori Amos: Piece by Piece</i> is a rare treat for both Tori listeners and newcomers alike, a look into the heart and mind of an extraordinary musician.

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