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Takei, George

Summary: Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of institutionalized racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y GRAPHIC TAK

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 TAK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA B TAKEI

Smith, Will

Summary: "Will Smith's transformation from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the biggest rap stars of his era, and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, is an epic tale, but it's only half the story. Will Smith thought he had won at life: not only was his own success unparalleled, his whole family was at the pinnacle of the entertainment world. Only they didn't see it that way: they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SMI

Rannells, Andrew

Summary: When Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he saw the city as a chance to start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams. Here he shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RANNELLS, ANDREW RAN

Porter, Billy

Summary: It's easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Actor and survivor Billy Porter shares his life story in his own words.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PORTER, BILLY POR

Porter, Billy

Summary: The incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner shares his life story of coming of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle and how unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PORTER, BILLY POR

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

Fierstein, Harvey

Summary: "A revealing, poignant, and hilarious memoir from the cultural icon, gay rights activist, and four-time Tony Award winner. Harvey Fierstein's stellar career has taken him from Broadway to Hollywood and back. He's received accolades and awards for acting-Hairspray, Fiddler, Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day-and writing: La Cage Aux Folle, Torch Song Trilogy (for which he also won a Tony for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FIERSTEIN, HARVEY FIE

Di Bartolo, Jim

Summary: Presents a biography of the martial arts legend, describing his childhood in Hong Kong and how it was shaped by World War II, and his success as an international star.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEE

Jordan, Leslie

Summary: Viral sensation and Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan regales fans with entertaining stories about the odd, funny, and unforgettable events in his life in this unmissable essay collection that echoes his droll, irreverent voice.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2021

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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

Haynes, Colton

Summary: "A brutally honest and moving memoir of lust, abuse, addiction, stardom, and redemption from Arrow and Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAYNES, COLTON HAY

McCurdy, Jennette

19 holds on 13 copies

Summary: "Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother's dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called "calorie restriction," eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, "Your eyelashes are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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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 Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 POE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B POEHLER POE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Poehler

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

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

Barber, Andrea

Summary: She grew up in front of the world on the beloved sitcom Full House, but then actress Andrea Barber abruptly left Hollywood. Why did she leave and what did she do for twenty years out of the spotlight before returning to television? This is her funny and inspiring memoir of fame, heartache, resilience --and the reboot of a lifetime . . .

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARBER, ANDREA BAR

Winkler, Henry

Summary: The former star of "Happy Days" uses his trademark sense of humor to discuss the lessons he learned from family, fatherhood, and most importantly, fly fishing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Insight Editions 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 799.12 WIN

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 Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Francis

Trejo, Danny

Summary: Raised in an abusive home, Trejo struggled with heroin addiction and did stints in some of the country's most notorious state prisons. Here he takes us through the ups and downs of his life. He reveals how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TRE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TREJO, DANNY TRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B TREJO TRE

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

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 Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC ELV

Tyson, Cicely

Summary: The Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer tells her stunning story, looking back at her life and six-decade career.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 TYSON, CICELY TYS

Summary: An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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