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It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive
by Evan Handler

What if you were supposed to die, but you didn’t? And what if, years later, your precious second chance didn’t turn out anything like you thought it would? That’s the journey Evan Handler experiences, and the one he explores in It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive



Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors
by Evan Handler

Time on Fire is a remarkable memoir of illness and survival, love and hope -- shot through with anger, humor, and piercing eloquence. It is the story of Handler's passage into a twilight world: a place of lonely, haunting despair lit by moments of exultation and hilarity; a world where the truly horrible and the hysterically funny not only coexist but seem to become the same thing.



Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex) Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex)
by Peter Bart

In his compulsively readable memoir, Peter Bart, longtime editor-in-chief of Variety, reveals the on-set and back lot details behind some of the most iconic films of the '60s and '70s, when his own whirlwind journey brought him to the forefront of a Hollywood revolution.



Recipes for Life: My Memories Recipes for Life: My Memories
by Linda Evans

In Recipes for Life, Linda opens up her heart, her past, and her kitchen. She shares a revealing assortment of anecdotes (magical moments mised with painful ones), photographs, and recipes enjoyed by Linda and those near and dear to her. Complete with over 40 recipes from a variety of places.



The Quilter's Bible The Quilter's Bible
by Linda Clements

The Quilter's Bible presents essential know-how together with a wide range of inspirational projects, tips and ideas collected from international top-name quilters.



The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers
by Donald Maass

Fiction writers of all levels and genres who want solid craft advice and writers ready to send their manuscripts out to agents and editors, but aren't sure of the next steps will value this comprehensive writing reference by top New York literary agent Donald Maass.



Amazing Crayon Drawing With Lee Hammond: Create Lifelike Portraits, Pets, Landscapes and More Amazing Crayon Drawing With Lee Hammond: Create Lifelike Portraits, Pets, Landscapes and More
by Lee Hammond

Combine the familiar charm of crayons with "grown-up" art techniques for surprisingly realistic results.



American Idol: The Untold Story American Idol: The Untold Story
by Richard Rushfield

Each season American Idol delivers on a promise whose epic scope is unparalleled in the annals of competition: to take an unknown dreamer from the middle of America and turn him or her into a genuine star. It has become not only the biggest show on television, but the biggest force in all of entertainment; its alumni dominate the recording charts and Broadway, win Academy Awards, and sweep up Grammys.



John Lennon: Life Is What Happens John Lennon: Life Is What Happens
by John Borack

John Lennon -- Life is What Happens celebrates the life and times of one of the most influential musicians in pop music history. A singer, songwriter, artist, social activist, husband and father, Lennon's genius inspired a generation -- and continues to do so today some 30 years after his death.



The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm

With its lively text, more than four hundred basic photos and illustrations, and an extensive glossary, The Basic Book of Digital Photography is an indispensable reference for amateur and professional photographers alike.



The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation
by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The Michael Jackson Tapes is not about Michael Jackson.  This book is the soul and essence of Michael Jackson, an extraordinarily gifted but broken human being.  What makes it revelatory, insightful, and remarkable is the source: more than thirty hours of intimate taped conversations that took place from 2000-2001 between Michael Jackson and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. 



The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
by Tom Farley, Jr. and Tanner Colby

After his star-making turn on Saturday Night Live and three straight number-one hit movies, Chris Farley's overdose at the age of thirty-three seemed like just another sad Hollywood story of indulgence and excess -- and an eerie parallel to the fate of his idol, John Belushi.