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All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire®
by Jonathan Abrams

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b>The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show <i>The Wire,</i> as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation</b><br /><br />Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama <i>The Wire</i> has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, <i>The Wire</i> routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century.<br /><br />But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of <i>The Wire,</i> from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.
Single State of Mind
by Andi Dorfman

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English

Pages

289

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.
Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin

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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>
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>
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.
PEOPLE All Seven Seasons of Scandal: So Long to the Intrigue, Lus...
by The Editors of PEOPLE

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English

Pages

96

Publication Date

February 16, 2018

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<b>Popcorn and red wine will never be the same again</b><br /><br />After seven seasons of intrigue, lust and plot twists, Olivia Pope and her team of Gladiators are taking their final bow. In this new Special Edition from <i>People</i>, go behind the scenes of the hit show that helped redefine “must-see TV.” From its very first episode, <i>Scandal</i> featured plots ripped from the headlines and the real-life White House, following a powerful D.C. fixer who was able to take every crisis in hand, while handling a . . . complicated affair with the President. We cover each and every season, the breakout moments, the shocking deaths and more, and pair it with outstanding photography. We track Olivia’s style, provide profiles on all major cast members, and offer 16 new interviews with cast and crew, including <i>Scandal</i> creator Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn. Whether you’ve been a long-time Gladiator or are binge-watching now, <i>PEOPLE Scandal</i> is the perfect companion (as well as wine and popcorn)!
The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook 10th Anniversary Edi...
by America's Test Kitchen

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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
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>
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.
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
by Luvvie Ajayi

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><b>"A truth-riot of a book!"</b>—<b>Shonda Rhimes</b></p><p><b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b>#1 <i>Washington Post </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b><i>Redbook </i>“20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall” </b><br /><b><i>GoodHousekeeping.com</i> “17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall”</b><br /><b>BookRiot “100 Must-Read Hilarious Books”</b><br /><b>Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist</b><br /><b>Now in development with "Shondaland" and ABC Signature Studios as cable television series</b></p><p><b>Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays</b></p><p>With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. <i>I'm Judging You</i> is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture, and fame, from addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.</p><p>With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, <i>I'm Judging You</i> is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.</p>

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