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Jones, Brian Jay.

Summary: "For the first time ever--a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters he created: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HENSON, JIM JON

Marshall, Garry.

Summary: In My Happy Days in Holly wood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the "street performer" Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. This honest, vibrant, and often hilarious memoir reveals a man whose career has been defined by his drive to make people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2012

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MARSHALL, GARY MAR

Summary: Follow Jim Henson's career as he transcended puppetry to become one of the most creative, prolific, and influential artists of his time. Witness key events unfold in his life, from his early television work with the Muppets and his commercial work in the late 1950s and early 1960s, to his breakthrough with Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and his groundbreaking fantasy films Dark...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Muto, Joe.

Summary: A memoir of the author's experiences as a liberal employee at Fox News Channel recounts his deliberate decision to reveal unflattering information through Gawker and his witness to the network's right-wing ideologies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUTO, JOE MUT

Carlin, Kelly

Summary: "Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLIN, KELLY CAR

Uslan, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 USLAN, MICHAEL USL

Rivers, Melissa

Summary: "Joan Rivers is an enduring icon of the 20th century, and her wildly popular humor has appealed to generations of fans. With a career that began in the late 1950s, Joan kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, and Joan Rivers Confidential is a compilation of never-before-seen personal archives. Assembled by her daughter Melissa with Scott Currie, the book contains scripts and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

Reiner, Carl

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: New Millennium Audio 2003

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

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous puppeteer and creator of the Muppets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Jim Henson, for example, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 Henson 2017

Summary: Largely responsible for bold American television in the 1970s, Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. From his childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism, Lear proved social change was possible through an unlikely prism "laughter" and created some of the greatest moments in television history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NOR

Day, Felicia

Summary: "From the online entertainment pioneer, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day, comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2015

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

Dunham, Lena

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "If I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 DUN

Cummings, Whitney

Summary: The creator, writer and executive producer of "2 Broke Girls" presents a personal account of her life and career, detailing her struggles with challenges ranging from anxiety and an eating disorder to relationships and pop therapy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CUMMINGS, WHITNEY CUM

Rivers, Melissa

Summary: Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Jo an and Melissa...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

Alexander, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roc 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RODDENBERRY, GENE ALE

Lear, Norman.

Summary: The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture, while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, this is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEAR, NORMAN LEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Lear 2014

Pulos, Jenni

Summary: "Jenni Pulos has specialized in a lifetime of disappointments. She's been publicly humiliated, dumped by her spouse on national television, told she'd never make it in Hollywood, encouraged by her family with inspiring questions like, "when are you getting a real job?" and has not only survived but thrived as a result. Despite her struggles and setbacks, Jenni has gone from a "wannabe" aspiring...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 PUL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PULOS, JENNI PUL

Barris, Chuck.

Summary: The creator of The Gong Show, The Dating Game, and other television game shows describes his career and shares a tongue-in-cheek glimpse of his personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 791.45 HAR

Nevins, Sheila

Summary: A collection of stories and essays about what women of a certain age have learned--sometimes the hard way. In You Don't Look Your Age, Sheila Nevins has put together an incredibly surprising, funny and poignant collection of short stories, essays, and poetry that, taken together, tell not only her life story--but the life stories of a generation of women.Nevins has seen it all. A famed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 NEVINS, SHELIA NEV

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A brief biography of puppeteer and creator of the muppets, Jim Henson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HENSON KRU

Spelling, Candy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wiley 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 SPELLING, CANDY SPE