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by Rick FriedbergHollywood War Stories: How to Survive in the Trenches is an often funny, always enlightening, insider's view on how to navigate the shark-infested waters of “The Biz.” Filled with anecdotal "war stories," working with Academy-award winning talent, each short chapter explains a rule to follow like "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall Off a Turnip Truck," Humility is a Highly Over-rated Virtue" and many more. This is a candid tale for anyone who would relish a compatriot-in-arms’ joy and pain, whil... more
by Mike Cyra
Real life medical drama is OK… but true stories of emergency medicine that make you laugh out loud are better!
Mike Cyra's comedic storytelling style of writing is hilarious. Experience what it's like to drive an Emergency Vehicle through traffic. Learn how not to deliver a baby; how to fake unconsciousness; fun ways to chop your fingers off and why controlling your imagination is so crucial, when you find yourself alone in a morgue refrigerator, and the lights go out. St... more
by Steven M. Levine
Steven M. Levine, a 39 year veteran Hollywood prop master, takes the reader behind the scenes of the mystique and glamor of Hollywood to reveal the ‘in-the-trenches' role of the on-set life of a crew member. His unique, rarely written about perspective is told through informative, entertaining, poignant and humorous recollections. HOLLYWOOD From Below the Line begins with a description of the job of a prop master with an interesting story of his father’s caree... more
by Alexander KaufmanWhy buy this book? I haven't got the faintest idea, when you can buy any book around, written by known and famous authors. What's this book about? - The wisdom and folly of man probably. But before you shell out your money, it's not about sex, it's got no murder in it, no car chases and nobody finds a horse's head in his bed in the morning. This is merely a collection of stories, telling of a few little adventures that befell me while traipsing through this planet. It's a pretty good planet ac... more
by Daniel BoanDaniel Boan loves to use his Facebook page as an outlet to makes his whopping 242 friends laugh out loud. He sometimes gets upwards of an astounding 25 likes per status. That's right, count em, 2-5! Now some of his best statuses have been collected here in "LMS: A Collection of Status Updates from Your New Best Friend" along with some wonderfully ridiculous photographs taken by the wonderfully talented Ashely Noel Johnson. Daniel Boan fully expects this title to appeal to only a very niche audie... more
by Lynny PrinceIn Talking to Ghosts, author Lynny Prince shares her personal experiences with the paranormal from childhood to present day. Included are details of spiritual activity that occurred while writing her blockbuster novel, "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller", a visit from psychic James Van Praagh, along with photos of her paranormal encounters. Things that go bump in the night just got real.
by Jason SchneiderIn the mid-1970s, after a decade as the undisputed “greatest rock and roll band in the world,” The Rolling Stones were forced to confront not only the cold reality of the new punk rock era, but how guitarist Keith Richards’ mounting personal problems were threatening the band’s very existence. Keith’s glorified image as rock’s ultimate outlaw, as a counterpoint to singer Mick Jagger’s image as rock’s ultimate sex symbol, was the basis of the Stones’ mystique. But at the start of 1977, as the ... more
by Otis Lambous
by André Akinyele
Meshell Ndegeocello is a rare breed in the music industry. She has survived and weathered the ups and downs of the business by evolving musically, even against fans' expectations. But, even more, she has also evolved spiritually. From her first album "Plantation Lullabies" to her current "Comet, Come to Me," authors Andre Akinyele and Jon O'Bergh explore her music from two complementary angles: first from a fan's point of view reflecting how the music has ... more
by Alex Sheremet
"Woody Allen: Reel To Real" is the most comprehensive discussion of Woody's film art to date, covering everything he's ever written, directed, or otherwise acted in. It also responds to five decades of Woody-related criticism -- both in print and online -- before turning the tables on the director, himself, to dissect his opinions on art, life, and philosophy, and what they mean for his films.
Hailed as a "seminal" and "revolutionary" work (Dan Schn... more
by William Dickerson
In “DETOUR: Hollywood,” Dickerson puts the making of his “Underground Hit,” Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need to know about making a microbudget film, or a film of any budget for that matter, from the nuts and bolts of directing, to getting your movie made and out into the world, including:
- The Director as the sole defense for the story
- Understanding the two main ingredients of filmmaking: Subtext and Point of ... more
by Kimberly DalferesHave you ever wondered if the life of the woman standing next to you in the check-out line is as weird as yours? Could it be possible that you are trapped in a bizarre reality show, where the object of the game is to get the crazy lady to flip-out; just one more time? If so, then this book confirms that you are in good company. "I Was In Love With a Short Man Once" is a story collection written from the perspective of a crazy, southern, Irish gal. Follow her as she reflects on: growing up as... more
by Larry Irons
Number One Songs - The First Twenty Years - 1956 - 1975 by Larry Irons is a unique look at all the songs that reached the number one position on the Billboard charts between 1956 and 1975. What makes this book so unique, is that it is written in poem form, and is a personal, informative, historical and at times humorous look at the 436 songs, in order, by year, that made it to number one in Billboard during rock and roll's formative years.
It begins in 1956 when ... more
by Jen of People I Want to Punch in the ThroatMotherhood is the toughest – and funniest – job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful – you can't even take a bathroom break without being interrupted with another outrageous demand. Hasn't every mother said it before? “I just want to pee alone!” I Just Want to Pee Alone is a collection of hilarious essays from 37 of the most kick ass mom bloggers on the web. Including: People I Want to Punch in the Thr... more
by Jeff Resnick
I don’t know how it happened. Really, I don’t. I was a student at the University of Buffalo, located, of all places, in Buffalo, New York. I guess that’s why they called it the University of Buffalo? The year was mid-1960’s. Every word of this story is true. Maybe embellished a little to satisfy my creative urge. But it’s a story I remember as if it were yesterday. Then again, maybe it was. In the scheme of things.
by John BesmehnA Lennon Pastiche: Expressions from Fans of John Lennon is a fully immersive, interactive opus, chockfull of art, music and poetry, culled from fans around the world. This is a pastiche, not a pistachio: there’s a mélange of music, a potpourri of paintings, a welter of words, a variety of videos, and a cornucopia of crazy stuff! This book of tribute allows you to literally, virtually and symbolically touch John Lennon. Through music, words and art. As John so wisely and presciently penned, “L... more