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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
by Maxwell King

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of <i>Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood</i>, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.<br />  <br /><i>The Good Neighbor,</i> the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, <i>The </i><i>Good N</i><i>eighbor</i> is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001 - 2019:...
by America's Test Kitchen

Language

English

Pages

1040

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>19 Years of the Hit TV Show Captured in One Complete Volume</b><br /><br />Here is your last chance to find every recipe prepared on public television's top-rated cooking show over 19 seasons all in a single compendium, including the new season that debuts in January 2019. You'll also get up-to-date equipment and ingredient ratings drawn from the show's equipment testing and taste-testing segments. And you'll see the behind-the-scenes action--how the show comes together, what it takes to be a test cook, and more.<br /><br />Cook along with the latest season as it airs with these new recipes: Next-Level Chicken Piccata, Beef Short Rib Ragu, Roasted Whole Side of Salmon, One-Hour Pizza, Chinese Pork Dumplings, Crispy Ground Beef Tacos, Roasted Poblano and Black Bean Enchiladas, Falafel, Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chile, Peanuts, and Mint, Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits, Best Lemon Bars, Brazilian Cheese Bread, Chocolate Cream Pie, and more.
Naturally Tan: A Memoir
by Tan France

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>USA Today </i>Hottest Book of the Summer for 2019!</b><br /><b>A Best Nonfiction Book for 2019 in<i> Woman's Day</i>!</b><br /><b>One of Hello Giggles's "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"!</b></p><p>“Just when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny.” —Antoni Porowski</p><p><b>In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning smash-hit <i>Queer Eye</i> reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious </b><b>home became a fashion icon—and the first openly gay, South Asian man on </b><b>television—simply by being <i>Naturally Tan</i>.</b></p><p>In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and marrying the love of his life—a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. </p><p>From one of the stars of Netflix’s runaway hit show Queer Eye, <i>Naturally Tan</i> is so much more than fashion dos and don’ts—though of course Tan can’t resist steering everyone away from bootcut jeans! Full of candid observations about U.S. and U.K. cultural differences, what he sees when you slide into his DMs, celebrity encounters, and the behind-the-scenes realities of “reality TV,” Naturally Tan gives us Tan’s unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.</p><p>In Tan's own words, <b>“The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.”</b></p>
Bossypants
by Tina Fey

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

April 05, 2011

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<b>Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for <i>30 Rock</i>, <i>Mean Girls</i>, and <i>SNL</i> (<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>).</b><b><br /></b>Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.<br />She has seen both these dreams come true.<br />At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.<br />Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've always suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.<br />(<i>Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!</i>)
Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View"
by Ramin Setoodeh

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<p><b><i>THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER </i></b></p><p><b>Like<i> Fire & Fury,</i> the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show.</b></p><p> When Barbara Walters launched <i>The View</i>, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily chatfest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. And the headlines barely scratched the surface.</p><p>Based on unprecedented access, including stunning interviews with nearly every host, award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes you backstage where the stars really spoke their minds. Here's the full story of how Star, then Rosie, then Whoopi tried to take over the show, while Barbara struggled to maintain control of it all, a modern-day Lear with her media-savvy daughters. You'll read about how so many co-hosts had a tough time fitting in, suffered humiliations at the table, then pushed themselves away, feeling betrayed—one nearly quitting during a commercial. Meanwhile, the director was being driven insane, especially by Rosie.</p><p>Setoodeh uncovers the truth about Star’s weight loss and wedding madness. Rosie’s feud with Trump. Whoopi’s toxic relationship with Rosie. Barbara’s difficulty stepping away. Plus, all the unseen hugs, snubs, tears—and one dead rodent.</p><p><i>Ladies Who Punch</i> shows why <i>The View</i> can be mimicked and mocked, but it can never be matched.</p>
Robin
by Dave Itzkoff

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English

Pages

527

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<p><b>From </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in <i>Mork & Mindy</i> and his Academy Award-winning performance in <i>Good Will Hunting</i>, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. </p><p>But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’s comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like <i>Dead Poets Society</i>; <i>Good Morning, Vietnam</i>; <i>The Fisher King</i>; <i>Aladdin</i>; and <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in <i>Good Will Hunting </i>he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent.</p><p>Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews – and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, <i>Robin</i> is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.</p>
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>
Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
by Billy Connolly

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English

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Publication Date

October 17, 2019

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<p><b>THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' <i>Sunday Times</i></b></p><p><b>In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.</b></p><p>When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as <b>one of the most exciting comedians of his generation.</b></p><p>Billy's routines always felt spontaneous. He never wrote scripts, always creating his comedy freshly on stage in the presence of a live audience. A brilliant comic story might be subsequently discarded, adapted or embellished. A quick observation or short anecdote one night, could become a twenty-minute segment by the next night of a tour.</p><p>Billy always brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on his family, hecklers, swimming in the North Sea or naked bungee jumping. But his comedy can be laced with anger too. He hates pretentiousness and calls out hypocrisy wherever he sees it. His insights about the human condition have shocked many people, while his unique talent and startling appearance on stage gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion. </p><p>Billy got away with it because he has always had the popular touch. His comedy spans generations and different social tribes in a way that few others have ever managed.</p><p><b><i>Tall Tales and Wee Stories</i> brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time and includes his most famous routines including, <i>The Last Supper</i>, <i>Jojoba Shampoo</i>, <i>Incontinence Pants</i> and <i>Shouting at Wildebeest</i>. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian.</b></p>
The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, & the Network Battle for the Nig...
by Bill Carter

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller: A “gripping” true story of late-night comedy and behind-the-scenes drama (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).</b><br />  <br /> When beloved host Johnny Carson announced his retirement after thirty years on <i>The Tonight Show</i>, millions of Americans mourned. But inside the television industry, the news ignited a battle between two amazing talents—Jay Leno and David Letterman—who both yearned to occupy the departing legend’s chair. For NBC, it would be a decision with millions of dollars at stake. Soon these two comedians with strikingly different styles, who had once shared a friendship as they worked the clubs together, would be engaged in a fierce competition for the prize.<br />  <br /> Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with those involved, and updated with a new introduction by the author, <i>The Late Shift</i> is a “vivid, behind-the-scenes, blow-by-blow account” of the fight that ensued, as stars, agents, and executives maneuvered for control of the most profitable program in TV history (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>).<br />  <br /> “Remarkably gripping . . . Takes us deep into the bizarre high-stakes world of broadcasting . . . A powerful story, and ultimately a sad one, filled with casualties as well as winners.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br />  <br /> “Solid reporting, based on extensive interviews with the principals, lifts <i>The Late Shift</i> into a class of its own. . . . The insights into the people involved are what make [the book] a page-turner.” —<i>Orange Country Register</i><br />  
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winsto...
by Robert Lacey

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English

Pages

370

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.

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