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Tobolowsky, Stephen

Summary: The celebrated character actor presents a spiritually inquisitive, autobiographical collection of personal reflections that explores life's great mysteries and the art of stagecraft during encounters with famous film directors, ghosts, pygmy hippos and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOBOLOWSKY, STEPHEN TOB

Jakub, Lisa

Summary: "Lisa Jakub's humorous, irreverent account of her unusual and occasionally awkward life as a successful child actor and what happened when she walked away from it all in search of a more authentic life. From the moment Lisa's career began at the age of four after being discovered in a Toronto mall, normal became a relative term. From missing her first day of school to work on an orange juice...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beaufort Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAKUB, LISA JAK

Whitaker, Mark.

Summary: "The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COSBY, BILL WHI

Summary: An avid fan of the actor, and owner of a replica of McQueen's car in the classic film Bullitt, Pastor Greg Laurie hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen's redemption-filled final chapters, in a true faith journey.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC STE

Sessums, Kevin.

Summary: "On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects, but Kevin knew that his rapidly unraveling life was as shallow as the hotel's hip furniture and he was hanging on by his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SESSUMS, KEVIN SES

Poehler, Amy

Summary: The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Poehler 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B POEHLER POE

Morgan, Tracy

Summary: African American comedian and actor Tracy Morgan tells the story of his rise to fame, with all its highs and its many lows, from his very public battles with alcohol and diabetes to the private and poignant end of his twenty-year marriage.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MORGAN, TRACY Mor

Francis, Melissa

Summary: A self-help primer for fans of the beloved show "Little House on the Prairie" by the former child star shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set and the lessons the author learned from her work with Michael Landon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Francis 2017

Poehler, Amy

Summary: "In Amy Poehlers highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amys charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by" -- from...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 POEHLER, AMY POE

Colacello, Bob.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 COL

Guzman, Lila

Summary: The story of George Lopez, who came from a life of poverty to become a famous comedian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Elementary 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB LOPEZ Guz

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Summary: "Elvis by the Presleys is the most revealing and poignant video portrait we will ever see of the artist as husband, father and friend. As never before, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley, along with members of Elvis' family and extended family, freely share their own stories, emotions and intimate memories on camera, and they allow us to enjoy home-movie footage of Elvis never before...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ELV

Vanderbilt, Gloria

Summary: The personal story of the renowned fashion designer discusses the fierce custody battle between her mother and aunt that marked her childhood, her affairs with such men as Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra, and her marriages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VANDERBILT, GLORIA Vanderbilt

Winters, John J.

Summary: With more than 55 plays to his credit, including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard’s impact on American theater ranks with the greatest playwrights of the past half-century. Critics have enthused that he “forged a whole new kind of American play,” while younger playwrights venerate him – Suzan Lori Parks, herself a Pulitzer winner, calls Shepard her “gorgeous north...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHEPARD, SAM SHE

Baldwin, Alec

Summary: Sharing details of his own contentious divorce litigation, the award-winning actor discusses the heavy toll of divorce--financial, psychological, and emotional--on non-custodial parents, offering practical guidelines on such topics as prenuptial agreements, how to select an attorney, custody and visitation strategies, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BALDWIN, ALEC BAL

Sanders, Ed.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In 1971, Ed Sanders published The Family, his insider's account of the Manson family murders; it was an immediate sensation. Using the same investigative skills and insider contacts that informed his counterculture classic, Sanders delivers the definitive account of the brief and tragic life of Sharon Tate. The biography takes a close look at Tate's life-from her itinerant childhood and early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TATE, SHARON SAN

Ferguson, Craig

Summary: The host of "The Late, Late Show" delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark--as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 FER

Summary: One man's journey to find meaning in Bill Murray's many unexpected adventures with everyday people. Enjoy an inside look at rare and never-before-seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BIL

Mentzel, Cara

Summary: "Voice Lessons is the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister--looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MEN

Reiner, Carl

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: New Millennium Audio 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 REINER, CARL REI

Bogle, Donald.

Summary: A dual biography of entertainment legends Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson that explores their individual careers and personal lives leading up to and including their 25-year friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BOG

Itzkoff, Dave

Summary: "From New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff comes the definitive biography of Robin Williams-- a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his powerful Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative actor and comedian....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 WIL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAMS, ROBIN ITZ

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS ITZ

Barrymore, Drew.

Summary: "Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today. Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: 921 BARRYMORE, DREW BAR