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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

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

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

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TAK
1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 940.5 TAK

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Porter, Billy

1 hold on 2 copies

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

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

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

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

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Jordan, Leslie

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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

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

Poehler, Amy

1 hold on 4 copies

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 POE

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B POEHLER 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B TREJO TRE

Colacello, Bob.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2004

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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

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC ELV

Best, Mat

Summary: "Mat Best may be the only man alive known for both crazy-intense military ops and crazy-funny YouTube videos. In Freedom On!, he uses the gallows humor and ribald sensibility that earned him over a million Facebook followers to tell his personal story of military service and the bumpy transition to civilian life and successful entrepreneurship. Beginning as a teenager in a military family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEST, MAT BES

Sanders, Ed.

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

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

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

Wong, Ali

Summary: "In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly with viewers that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, working women, and why you never see new-mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. Wong's sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WONG, ALI WON

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

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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

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

Schickel, Erika

Summary: "Ericka Schickel's memoir of growing up in the shadow of her writer father and neglectful mother in 1970s and '80s Manhattan, getting thrown out of boarding school after being seduced by a teacher, and the mid-life consequences which include leaving her marriage for a notorious crime writer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2021

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Denise, Anika

Summary: "The life of Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer Rita Moreno, from her girlhood journey to the United States to her rise as a timeless superstar."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOR

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