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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
by Julie Andrews

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><b><br /></b><b>In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, <i>Home</i>, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as <i>Mary Poppins</i>, <i>The Sound of Music</i>, and <i>Victor/Victoria</i>.</b> <br /> In <i>Home</i>, the number one <i>New York Times</i> international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. <br /> With this second memoir, <i>Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years</i>, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--<i>Mary Poppins</i> and <i>The Sound of Music</i>. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including <i>Victor/Victoria</i>, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.<br /><br /> Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, <i>Home Work</i> takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.
A Thief in Time: A Time Travel Romance
by Cidney Swanson

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

August 10, 2018

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<b><i>**Limited Time Sale Save $7 on series at </i></b><b>amazon.com/gp/product/B074C5VSKR</b><b><i>**</i></b> An earl from 1598 accidentally joins the 21st century, falling for modern girl Halley in the process. Together they play out a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee the time machine inventor who will do anything to keep time travel a permanent secret.<br /><br />A Thief in Time and its sequels are clean and wholesome young adult romances packed with action and historical detail.
The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide
by Jenna Fischer

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<p>Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong?</p><br /><br /><p>Uh, basically everything.  The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined.  It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on <em>The Office</em>, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt.</p><br /><br /><p>If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair.</p><br /><br /><p>Jenna wants to be that person for you.   </p><br /><br /><p>With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences.  She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle.  She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!).</p><br /><br /><p>Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.  </p>
Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch
by Alexandra Jacobs

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<p><b>"Compulsively readable . . . ravenously consuming . . . manna from heaven . . . If ever someone knew how to put a genuinely irresistible book together, it's Jacobs in <i>Still Here</i>." —Jeff Simon, <i>The Buffalo News</i></b><br /><b></b><i></i><br /><i>Still Here</i> is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch’s life. Rollicking but intimate, it tracks one of Broadway’s great personalities from her upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to her fateful move to New York City, where she studied alongside Marlon Brando, Bea Arthur, and Harry Belafonte. We accompany Elaine through her jagged rise to fame, to Hollywood and London, and across her later years, when she enjoyed a stunning renaissance, punctuated by a turn on the popular television show <i>30 Rock</i>. We explore the influential—and often fraught—collaborations she developed with Noël Coward, Tennessee Williams, and above all Stephen Sondheim, as well as her courageous yet flawed attempts to control a serious drinking problem. And we see the entertainer triumphing over personal turmoil with the development of her Tony Award–winning one-woman show,<i> Elaine Stritch at Liberty,</i> which established her as an emblem of spiky independence and Manhattan life for an entirely new generation of admirers.</p><p>In <i>Still Here,</i> Alexandra Jacobs conveys the full force of Stritch’s sardonic wit and brassy charm while acknowledging her many dark complexities. Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness.</p>
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , John Tiffany

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b><br /><br />It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.<br /><br />While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.<br /><br />The playscript for <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child </i>was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.<br /><br />This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>.</p>
The Hangman (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
by Louise Penny

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

October 24, 2011

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On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree.<br />The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible.<br />Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines.<br />This book is a quick and easy read for people on the go.
Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Ge...
by Rob Kapilow

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English

Pages

472

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><strong>“Not since the late Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow.” —<em>Kansas City Star</em></strong></p><br /><p>Few people in recent memory have dedicated themselves as devotedly to the story of twentieth- century American music as Rob Kapilow, the composer, conductor, and host of the hit NPR music radio program, <em>What Makes It Great?</em> Now, in <em>Listening for America</em>, he turns his keen ear to the Great American Songbook, bringing many of our favorite classics to life through the songs and stories of eight of the twentieth century’s most treasured American composers—Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, and Sondheim. Hardly confi ning himself to celebrating what makes these catchy melodies so unforgettable, Kapilow delves deeply into how issues of race, immigration, sexuality, and appropriation intertwine in masterpieces like <em>Show Boat</em> and <em>West Side Story</em>. A book not just about musical theater but about America itself, <em>Listening for America</em> is equally for the devotee, the singer, the music student, or for anyone intrigued by how popular music has shaped the larger culture, and promises to be the ideal gift book for years to come.</p>
Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke
by Patty Duke

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 13, 2011

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<b>The Star:</b> The public saw her as a gifted child  star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role  as Helen Keller in <i>The Miracle Worker</i> and the  youngest actor to have a prime-time television series  bearing her own name. <br /><br /><b>The Nightmare: </b>What the public did not see was Anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven when tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was  familiar, beginning with her name. She was deprived of family and friends. Her every word was  programmed, her every action monitored and criticized. She was fed liquor and prescription drugs, taught to lie to get work, and relentlessly drilled to win roles. <br /><br /><b>The Legend:</b> Out of this nightmare emerged  Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching for the child, Anna. She won three Emmy Awards and divorced three husbands. A starring role in <i>Valley of the Dolls</i> nearly ruined her career. She was notorious for wild spending sprees, turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper. Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her amazing recovery recovery began. <br /><br /><b>The Triumph: </b><i>Call Me Anna</i> is an American success story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate struggle for survival. A harrowing, ultimately triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself—wife, mother, political activist, President of the Screen Actors Guild, and at last, a happy, fulfilled woman whose miracle is her own life.
Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Recipes for Beginners and Pros to Cook ...
by Marta Getty

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English

Pages

639

Publication Date

October 02, 2019

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<h3><strong>You will be amazed how simple and joyful can be cooking with Instant Pot!</strong></h3><br /><p>Our diet and way of cooking can influence not only our body health but also our level of energy and mental health. Sometimes we neglect the usefulness of food in favor of fast cooking. In modern business life, we simply don't have enough strength and time for everything. Of course, we can’t solve every issue but we can make some of them easier.</p><br /><p>With our Instant Pot recipes you won’t waste your energy in the kitchen. Moreover, with our Instant Pot cookbook you do not need any special cooking skills to make tasty meals for your family.</p><br /><p><strong>In this Instant Pot Cookbook you will find delicious meals for every taste. </strong></p><br /><p>There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, and snack time. You will find here vegetable and meat meals, delicious poultry meals, dessert, appetizers, and seafood meals. The clear and written in plain language recipes will be understandable even to people who have never cooked. You can combine recipes to create the perfect dinner or breakfast. Also, always be creative - changing just one ingredient can make different the taste of a familiar meal.</p><br /><p>Check out some of the recipes:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Cottage Cheese Casserole</li><br /><li>Chickpeas&Noodles Soup</li><br /><li>Appetizer Chicken Sliders</li><br /><li>Catfish in Coconut Gravy</li><br /><li>Rosemary Lamb Chops</li><br /></ul><br /><h3><strong>Get your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook and enjoy cooking!</strong></h3><br />
MEMORY IMPROVEMENT: Easy Way to Learn Faster and Remember More Wi...
by Steve Jones

Language

English

Pages

134

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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<h2>How nothing will ever slip your mind again using scientifically backed up memory improvement strategies…</h2> <p>Are you currently living to your fullest potential? Or do you perhaps feel like you are capable of more?</p> <p>But maybe there just isn’t enough time in the day to actually accomplish all of this “more”... </p> <p>Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a stay at home parent, a CEO or an office clerk, we’ve all had that feeling. You know that feeling where you just <i>know</i> you could be doing and remembering more. Where you <i>just know</i> that you are more capable.</p> <p>“Ah man, I read this article once that talked about that, but I can’t remember who wrote it...”</p> <p>Sounds familiar right?</p> <p>Or how about this one, “Ya... it’s been on my to-do list for ages, but I just don’t have the time.”</p> <p>Whether you’re trying to learn a new skill, integrate a new hobby, or even just memorize a few fun facts that will help you stand out in your field, being able to learn faster and remember more is a beneficial skill for us all to have.</p> <p>Maybe it’s a new language you want to teach yourself? Or maybe you want to be more creative and practice drawing. And even if you currently don´t have a particular skill you want to learn wouldn’t you agree that <b>being able to learn</b> and <b>remember</b> more is the #1 way to thrive in 2019?</p> <p>Believe it or not, the human mind is capable of far more memory retention then we give it credit. Some neuroscientists have even speculated a capacity of <b>2.5 petabytes</b>. That means if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows.</p> <p>Pursuing an enhancement in this arena of your life is <b>not weird</b> or “woo”, in fact, the most successful people such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Richard Branson practice similar learning strategies every single day.</p> <p>In <i>Memory Improvement</i>, you’ll discover:</p> <ul><li>What rare event of natural selection occurred to make us a thinking species and if we are still becoming smarter <li><b>Surprising facts about how the brain works that will blow your mind</b> <li>What scientists mean by saying your mind is not confined to your brain or your body <li><b>Simple anti-procrastination hacks</b> to finish even the most painful tasks in record time <li>How to learn every skill you desire effortlessly and fast <li><b>How to double your reading speed</b> (even in technical material) <li>5 research-tested methods of learning that are guaranteed to help you remember more <li><b>The most efficient ways to fuel your brain</b>, from sleeping habits to food choices</ul> <p>And so much more!</p> <p>Becoming that dream version of your most intelligent self doesn’t have to be so scary. Thousands of people from all walks of life, and all corners of the globe are already using these new, simple, and proven strategies for memory success, and you can too!</p> <p>With <b>less than 5 minutes a day</b>, you can save yourself what might ultimately surmount to years of agonizing attempts to learn and memorize.</p> <p>Instead, implement these practices in your daily life and just watch how quickly every single aspect of your life becomes enhanced as a result.</p> <h2>If you want to be able to learn and remember any and everything you desire, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.</h2> <br /><br /> <br /> <br /><br />

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