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Single State of Mind
by Andi Dorfman

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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Andi Dorfman, breakout star of ABC’s <i>The Bachelorette </i>and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>It’s Not Okay, </i>returns with this new collection of her adventures as a still-single gal surviving and thriving in New York City.<BR><BR>Sharing moments like finding her first New York apartment (the front door broke so she had to use the fire escape), her first dates on “celebrity Tinder” and finally, watching her ex-fiancé propose to another woman on <i>Bachelor in Paradise</i>, Andi Dorfman doesn’t shy away from pulling back the curtain on the life of a reality star who’s returned to reality.<BR> <BR> Dorfman’s supremely relatable personality has inspired incredible devotion from her fans, who follow her every move on social media. Filled with a mix of romantic mishaps, city adventures, and, of course, plenty of insider <i>Bachelor</i> details, Andi’s new book is <i>Sex and the City</i> for the reality TV generation.
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show B...
by Neil Postman

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

December 27, 2005

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<b>What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's <i>1984</i>, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.<br /><br /></b>"It's unlikely that Trump has ever read <i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i>, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -<i>CNN</i><br /><br />Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. <i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i> is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of  entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.<br /><br />“A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, <i>The Washington Post Book World</i>
Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<DIV>“A close look at how show business power corrupts . . . The dishiest read of the year.” – Janet Maslin, “Ten Favorite Books of the Year,” <I>New York Times</I></DIV><BR /> “Here’s Johnny!” Probably everyone in America knows the phrase, whether they watched every episode of <I>The Tonight Show</I> or none because they had to go to bed early on school nights. From 1962 to 1992, Johnny Carson and his <I>Tonight Show</I> dominated the American consciousness.<BR /><BR /> Henry Bushkin was Carson’s best friend and lawyer during that period, and his book is a tautly rendered and remarkably nuanced portrait of Carson, revealing not only how he truly was, but why. Bushkin explains why Carson, a voracious (and very talented) womanizer, felt he always had to be married; why he couldn’t visit his son in the hospital and wouldn’t attend his mother’s funeral; and much more. <I>Johnny Carson</I> is by turns shocking, poignant, and uproarious — written with a novelist’s eye for detail, a screenwriter’s ear for dialogue, and a knack for comic timing that Carson himself would relish.<BR /><BR /> “A fascinating book about a complex man.” — <I>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</I><BR /><BR /> “Like <I>The Tonight Show</I>, the book has many a merry moment . . . [Johnny Carson] was also one of a kind, and is missed. This book brings a bit of him back.” — <I>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</I><BR /><BR /><DIV>A <I>People</I> magazine Top Ten Book of the Year</DIV>
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winsto...
by Robert Lacey

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b>The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, <i>The Crown</i> by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills</b><br />  <br /> Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen.<br />  <br /> As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top.<br />  <br /> Written by the show’s historical consultant, royal biographer Robert Lacey, and filled with beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills, <i>The Crown: The Official Companion: Volume 1 </i>adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we’ve never seen her before.
Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair
by , Sara Sheridan

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p>The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama <i>Victoria </i>by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin.</p><p>Airing in the <i>Downton Abbey </i>slot on PBS/Masterpiece last January, <i>Victoria</i> captivated millions of viewers, eclipsing <i>Downton</i>'s first-season viewership and leaving its audience eager for the series's next season, which will focus on Victoria and Albert's passionate and tempestuous marriage.</p><p>This official tie-in to the show, by creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, featuring never-before-seen interviews, photos, diary entries, profiles on all major characters, and sumptuous detail on the costumes and props that bring Victoria and Albert's world to vivid life. <i>Victoria and Albert </i>follows this extraordinary relationship between two very different people—she impulsive, emotional, capricious; he cautious, self-controlled, and logical—whose devotion to each other was unparalleled in royal history. </p><p>Taking fans deeper into the world of <i>Victoria</i> than ever before, <i>Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair</i> is the ultimate gift for devotees of the show.</p>
Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
by , Damon Lindelof

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English

Pages

294

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<div>AMC’s <I>Breaking Bad </I>is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. <I>Breaking Bad 101 </I>collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall’s (<I>Uproxx</I>) popular <I>Breaking Bad </I>recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary—as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind <I>Breaking Bad</I>. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, <I>Breaking Bad 101 </I>offers fans Sepinwall’s smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series’ unique place in pop-culture history.<BR>  </div>
The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook 10th Anniversary Edi...
by America's Test Kitchen

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook captures all ten seasons of the show into one colorful volume that's like a treasured recipe box brought to life. This special anniversary edition debuts the show's new cast and features an all-new design with plenty of fun behind-the-scenes photography
It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After
by Andi Dorfman

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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Discover the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling book that <i>Bachelor </i>fans—and even <i>Bachelor </i>stars—can’t stop talking about! Beloved fan favorite Andi Dorfman tells the unvarnished truth about her engagement, her public breakup, and why looking for love on television is no paradise.<BR><BR>Millions of people tuned in to see <i>Bachelorette</i> star Andi Dorfman get engaged to her chosen suitor. But when the cameras turned off and the dust (or rose petals) had settled, Andi realized she was engaged to a man she’d known for barely two months. And as they endeavored to return to normal life, they discovered that happily ever after wasn’t as easy as it looked. In her own words, Andi delivers “plenty of surprise (and some disturbing) details” (<i>Cosmopolitan</i>) as she tells the whole truth about her entry into the exclusive <i>Bachelor </i>family, her experience on the show, and finally, what happened to make it all fall apart.<BR> <BR>But this is much more than the diary of a very public breakup—Andi divulges her story along with some no-nonsense, straight-talking advice to other women dealing with their own romantic issues. In <i>It’s Not Okay,</i> Andi is the best friend we all wish we had, telling us the good, the bad, and the ugly to inspire us to always be true to ourselves and remember breakups may be hard, but it’s always going to be okay.
Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television's Most ...
by Jeff Fager

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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The ultimate inside story of <i>60 Minutes</i>, the program that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history.<BR><BR>From its almost accidental birth in 1968, <i>60 Minutes</i> has set the standard for broadcast journalism, joining us in our living rooms each Sunday night to surprise us about the world. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the news-making interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV expose. From legendary sit-downs with Richard Nixon in 1968 (in which he promised “to restore respect to the presidency”) and Bill Clinton in 1992 (after the first revelations of infidelity) to landmark investigations into the tobacco industry, Lance Armstrong’s doping, and the torture of prisoners in Abu-Ghraib, the broadcast has not just reported on our world but changed it too.<BR> <BR>Now, Executive Producer Jeff Fager pulls back the curtain on how this remarkable journalism is done, taking the reader into the editing room with the show’s brilliant producers and beloved correspondents, including hard-charging Mike Wallace, writer’s-writer Morley Safer, soft-but-tough Ed Bradley, relentless Lesley Stahl, ace interviewer Charlie Rose, tireless Anderson Cooper, intrepid Scott Pelley, and illuminating storyteller Steve Kroft. He details the decades of human drama that have made the show’s success possible: the ferocious (and encouraged) competition between correspondents, the door slamming, the risk-taking, and the pranks. Fager takes on the program’s mistakes and describes what it learned from them. Above all, he reveals the essential tenets that have never changed: why founder Don Hewitt believed “hearing” a story is more important than seeing it, why the “small picture” is the best way to illuminate a larger one, and why the most memorable stories are almost always those with a human being at the center.<BR> <BR>At once a sweeping portrait of fifty years of American cultural history and an intimate look at how the news gets made, <i>Fifty Years of 60 Minutes</i> shares the secret of what’s made the nation’s favorite TV program exceptional for all these years.
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
by Gabourey Sidibe

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<DIV><B>The Oscar-nominated <I>Precious</I> star and <I>Empire</I> actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—a version of the American experience different from anything we’ve read</B><BR /><BR /> Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie <I>Precious</I>. In <I>This Is Just My Face</I><I>,</I> she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibe tells the engrossing, inspiring story of her first job as a phone sex “talker.” And she shares her unconventional (of course!) rise to fame as a movie star, alongside “a superstar cast of rich people who lived in mansions and had their own private islands and amazing careers while I lived in my mom's apartment.” <BR />  <BR /> Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight (“If I could just get the world to see me the way I see myself,” she writes, “would my body still be a thing you walked away thinking about?”). Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, <I>This Is Just My Face</I> will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different, and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true. </DIV>

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