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    1. U2 by U2
    $7.87
    2. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
    $7.87
    3. Running with Scissors: A Memoir
    $10.17
    4. Istanbul: Memories and the City
    $15.00
    5. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt
    $16.29
    6. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!:
    $26.37
    7. Bruce Springsteen on Tour: 1968-2005
    $17.13
    8. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures
    $14.37
    9. The Year of Magical Thinking
    $14.96
    10. A Three Dog Life
    $19.80
    11. Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn
    $138.67
    12. The Stanley Kubrick Archives
    $59.85
    13. In the Pink: Dorothy Draper: Americas
    $11.16
    14. My Horizontal Life: A Collection
    $23.10
    15. The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing
    $10.78
    16. Dry: A Memoir
    $17.13
    17. Enchantment: The Life of Audrey
    $16.50
    18. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade
    $9.00
    19. Teacher Man: A Memoir
    $16.31
    20. The Unusual Suspect: My Calling

    1. U2 by U2
    by HarperEntertainment
    Hardcover (26 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0060776757
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    In 1975, four teenagers from Mount Temple School in Dublin gathered in a crowded kitchen to discuss forming a band. The drum kit just about fit into the room, the lead guitarist was playing a homemade guitar, the bassist could barely play at all and nobody wanted to sing. Over thirty years later, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are still together, bound by intense loyalty, passionate idealism and a relentless belief in the power of rock and roll to change the world.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars U2 from the Band Members.
    I can't express enough how GLAD I am to own this book. The photographs are exceptional and personal, and the band members open and up front about their (very) humble beginnings, all the way to stardom... which doesn't impress them much. It is the perfect Time for this book. The Band's willingness to put together this volume is a gift to the millions of us who have been touched by the greatest rock band in all the history of rock 'n' roll.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A gift to the world!
    I would like to thank U2 for giving us this book. It really made me feel part of their history together. I've been a U2 fan for more than half of my life and looking at those amazing pictures, reading their own words is priceless. If you like U2 is the perfect thing for you to have; if you don't, after reading this book you will.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Beatles Anthology Book Done U2 Style
    If anyone here owns the Beatles Anthology companion book to the TV series/CD's, this isn't much different. The story is "written" by the band, quotes culled from over 150 hours of interviews done for Neil McCormick. Every phase of the band's career, from it's earliest days straight through to "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" is told solely through quotes from each band member, making this is as definitive, brutally honest, unflinching and uncompromising a book on the band as we'll ever see. These aren't moments plagiarized from magazine articles or other books, but personal recollections.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Composers & Musicians - Rock    6. Entertainment & Performing Arts - General    7. Ireland    8. Personal Memoirs    9. Rock Music    10. Rock groups    11. U2 (Musical group)    12. Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts   


    2. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
    by Scribner
    Paperback (09 January, 2006)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $7.87
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    Isbn: 074324754X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Jeannette Walls's father always called her "Mountain Goat" and there's perhaps no more apt nickname for a girl who navigated a sheer and towering cliff of childhood both daily and stoically. In Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Transparency
    I read this book several months ago, and I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.So it wasn't until I was laying in bed this evening that this thought finally connected in my mind.
    5-0 out of 5 stars unique
    reminded me of Angela's ashes.Painful, yet humourous and very enjoyable to read.She keeps it matter-of-fact and it tugs on your heart without being sentimental.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of growing up with my dear old Mom
    Somehow childern in abusive situations seem to maintain their sense of humor, despite what is happening around them and to them.
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    Subjects:  1. Alcohol Abuse    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Case studies    7. Childhood Memoir    8. Children of alcoholics    9. Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities    10. Family Development    11. Literary    12. Personal Memoirs    13. Problem families    14. United States    15. Welch    16. West Virginia    17. Women    18. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   


    3. Running with Scissors: A Memoir
    by Picador
    Paperback (01 June, 2003)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $7.87
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    Isbn: 031242227X
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    There is a passage early in Augusten Burroughs's harrowing and highly entertaining memoir, Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Mental Illness Is Not Funny
    I picked this book up after I had read that the author had been declared by some media outlet as one of the "fifteen funniest people in America."
    3-0 out of 5 stars Yes...some of it really is funny...
    ...But!! Not enough to grab me by the collar!I agree with others here who said they liked some of the aspects of this "memoir", save for the disturbing sex scenes. I do believe it's hard to take in when a 13 year old is having a very adult relationship with a 32 year old. I found nothing tasteful about this. Nor did I see much humor in this. However, to be fair, there are very funny moments here. Love the scenes with the shrink's family. But by page 125 or so--the writing gets a bit sloppy and the story begins to lose its muster.
    2-0 out of 5 stars This book is an act of self gratification
    I bought this on a whim because a few people had told me it was "hysterical" and it was a best-seller, so I figured it must be pretty good.
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    Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American Essays    3. American novelists    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Burroughs, Augusten    9. Childhood Memoir    10. Childhood and youth    11. General    12. Literary    13. Novelists, American    14. Biography & Autobiography / General   


    4. Istanbul: Memories and the City (Vintage International)
    by Vintage
    Paperback (11 July, 2006)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 1400033888
    Sales Rank: 182
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars He doesn't deserve that Nobel.... It was a political decision!
    He doesn't deserve that Nobel.... It was a political decision!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Roller Coaster Ride

    5-0 out of 5 stars A river through time
    Pamuk spans the distances of time and memory in this novel as he searches for the meaning of the melancholy, or huzun as he calls it, of the city of Instanbul.Born into a wealthy Turkish family, Pamuk slowly watches his family's fortune dissolve in the hands of his father.He recounts his memories as his family moves from one quarter to another, interspersing personal accounts with various literary observations.Through it all we experience the uneasy balance between Islamic and Western forces that have shaped the city over the centuries.He explores through the writings of Europeans, how foreigners perceive the city, and how Turkish writers have attempted to respond to these views.Pamuk has such an elegant way of writing, with many undercurrents, like the Bosphorus which he so much loves.I particularly liked his literary chapters, like that of the four melancholy writers of Istanbul, and their attempts to forge an identity for the city.These attempts may have fallen short of their grand expectations, but the books became treasures, and helped to define modern Turkish writing.There are also his amusing observations on Flaubert, Nerval and other French writers and painters, who became absorbed in the city and to whom he felt modern Turkish writing owes a substantial debt.While Pamuk tries to escape this melancholy in his painting, ultimately finding a muse on which to hang all his hopes, he can never fully escape it, as he too becomes absorbed in this great city, which proves to be his literary release. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography/Autobiography    3. Description And Travel    4. Essays & Travelogues    5. Europe - Baltic States    6. Literary    7. Middle East - Turkey    8. Travel - General    9. Turkish (Language) Contemporary Fiction    10. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   


    5. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
    by Broadway
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $15.00
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    Isbn: 076791936X
    Sales Rank: 25
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I was literally sent downstairs for laughing too loud.
    Seriously.I was up past bedtime, and I was reading Bryson's description of lame 1950's toys.I won't give it away, but imagine what he can do with the topic of "electric football".After a particularly vigorous episode of chortling, my wife trudged out of bed to decree that, if I insisted on continuing to read, I'd have to take it downstairs.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The FUNNIEST book I have read in years!!!
    This is a wonderful, funny, and ultimately very human book, which reminds us all, no matter who we are or where we live (I'm Australian) of the total joys of a happy childhood.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A pure joy.
    So far as I can tell, there are only 2 problems with Bill Bryson.First, he writes about his life, which means he has to go live it for a while before he can write another book.So he can't write constantly, which is about the only pace likely to keep up with my appetite for his work.Second, he doesn't live near me, so I can't visit him to catch up between books.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Bryson, Bill    6. Childhood Memoir    7. General    8. Humor    9. Iowa - Local History    10. Literary    11. Personal Memoirs    12. Regional Subjects - Midwest    13. Travel writers    14. United States    15. Voyages And Travels    16. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   


    6. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
    by Hyperion
    Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1401302467
    Sales Rank: 214
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for Newhart fans
    Seeing on Amazon that there is an audio CD of this book makes me wish I had listened to that instead. If only to hear the amazingly funny stories that Bob tells so well. This book is like a breath of fresh air for all those who enjoy Bob Newhart's subtle and yet hysterical brand of comedy. Reading this book makes me wish his fantastic TV shows were still on in syndication somewhere. He tells his life story with the same dry wit that he tells all of his jokes.This book is a must for anyone who is a Newhart fan.

    3-0 out of 5 stars ENJOYABLE, BUT SLIGHT.
    I've recently rediscovered THE BOB NEWHART SHOW on DVD and it more than stands up to my memory of it being one of the funniest TV comedies of the '70s.I was also a fan of NEWHART in the '80s and Bob's deadpan performance at this year's Emmys made me laugh out loud.So the release of Newhart's autobiography dovetailed nicely with my renewed interest in Mr. Newhart and I was especially curious to read his recollections of his years on television.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Good For Getting Your Mind Off Other Things
    "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This" is Bob Newhart's biography, with whimsical insights into his early life, tentative beginnings in comedy, and then on to "The Bob Newhart" show and stardom.As one would expect, the book is both laidback and interesting; even better it helps fill your mind with more relaxing thoughts after being broadsided with countless stories about Rep. Foley, North Korea's "bomb" (?), Iraq, Iran's pursuit of nuclear (?), Woodward's latest book, falling house prices, the stock market bubble (part II), and Barbra Streisland's latest outburst.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography And Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Comedians    7. Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses    8. Entertainment & Performing Arts - General    9. Personal Memoirs    10. Television actors and actresses    11. United States    12. Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts    13. Biography: general    14. Humour   


    7. Bruce Springsteen on Tour: 1968-2005
    by Bloomsbury USA
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1596912820
    Sales Rank: 959
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS STUFF!
    Springsteen fans have been very lucky as of late as he has been putting out more and more product.While non-fans may wonder what all the fuss is about, let's face it, if there is one rock ledged who is sorely lacking in the way of specialty releases, it's the Boss.How nice then to finally see things like the '75 London concert DVD and CD released last year, a revamped Seeger Sessions disc with songs that popped up on the tour and during rehearsals we otherwise would not have had on the actual release and items like this book and the coinciding "Greetings from E-Street..."
    5-0 out of 5 stars good job

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Tribute to a Great Artist.
    I am a life long Bruce Springsteen fan, and so, I have become more objective with my opinions of this spectacularly gifted musician. In Dave Marsh's 'Bruce Springsteen on Tour 1968 -2005, the reader is taken deep into the movement that the Boss has set out, transforming American rock n roll, and in many ways putting a kick back into the American music industry.What is most fascinating in this biography is the wonderful and mostly unseen photographs of Springsteen and crew on tour. There are nearly 350 pictures or so, and nearly each of them tells a unique story of the movement that is Bruce Springsteen.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Concert tours    5. Entertainment & Performing Arts - General    6. Genres & Styles - Rock    7. History & Criticism - General    8. Music/Songbooks    9. Rock musicians    10. United States    11. Music / Rock   


    8. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
    by Knopf
    Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1400041201
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Erratic, boring and without passion
    This book reads like a term paper written by an overly diligent student who's not really interested in his subject. The author erratically jumps from one topic to another to demonstrate that he has really done lots and lots of research.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Same story, different book.
    I love to read narrative books on food.I also love to read cookbooks.But to me, this book is too similar to the more entertaining "Kitchen Confidential."I have no problem with the actual writing of the book, Buford is a great an enthusiastic guide to the inner workings of a kitchen.But I am tired of reading about how hellish and stressful it is to work in a restaurant kitchen, and glorifying the macho boys club of the professional culinary world.Yes, we get it, it's not really all that glamorous to work in a restaurant day in and day out. If you have never read a book like this and are infatuated with Mario Batali, I say go ahead and read it, but if you have read "Kitchen Confidential," there's not much new here.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Armchair Sous Chef
    Having spent hours watching the Food Channel:Iron Chef America, Throwdown and even Rachael Ray, one always thinks that it doesn't look so hard...that is until you try to accomplish medium dice of anything with a consistent size.Somehow anything I chop looks as even as if I had done it in a food processor.So why don't I use one you ask??Because they don't on Iron Chef America, they slice and dice with ease.
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    Subjects:  1. Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography And Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Cookery    7. Cookery, Italian    8. Cooking    9. Food    10. Italy    11. Literary    12. Methods - Professional    13. Personal Memoirs    14. Tuscan style    15. Tuscany    16. Cooking / General   


    9. The Year of Magical Thinking
    by Knopf
    Hardcover (04 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 140004314X
    Sales Rank: 186
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
    Joan Didion is able to capture for the reader what a terrible ordeal losing any loved one is, let alone two within a very short time. She deals with the fast death of her husband and the longer, slow death of her daughter. The writing is excellent, the sadness you feel is unbelievably real. What's true is that in all of our lives, what is one way one minute can change ever so quickly the next.Ms. Didion captures this feeling to a tee.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book, but it's not really intended for other people
    I'm trying to think of how to delicately recommend against reading Joan Didion's latest (for which she won a National Book Award). Some disjointed notes:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Two types of Research
    More than anything else, I think Didion's latest book shows her truest colorsas a reporter.Though ostensibly a memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking is at its center an in-depth investigative report on the effects of grief, from its onset and onward a year.Didion blends research in the "field" -- hospitals, all the venues of her own experience -- and research with doctors and through print media to give us not only a moving record of her own experiences, but also a critical study into the personal, psychological, physiological toll grief can take on a person.Like her earliest works, thisbook seems effortless, almost spoken, in very measured and easy prose, which seeps into the reader and makes you even more moved by her accounts.An excellent book, both from the stand point of memoir and reportage, and an exceedingly excellent book from the stand point of being both blended into one. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Didion, Joan    7. Didion, Joan - Prose & Criticism    8. Dunne, John Gregory - Prose & Criticism    9. Dunne, John Gregory,    10. Family relationships    11. Journalists    12. Literary    13. Novelists, American    14. Personal Memoirs    15. United States    16. Women    17. Biography & Autobiography / Literary   


    10. A Three Dog Life
    by Harcourt
    Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0151012113
    Sales Rank: 355
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Brief, lovely read
    This memoir managed to be both incredibly sad and yet positive and life-affirming at the same time.Abigail Thomas describes the journey she must take in the years after her husband's accident and how she manages to progress from inner turmoil (and at times, the inability to function at all), to a place where she is at peace with her life.Though her husband must remain at a hospital for brain-injured patients, she is able to bring him home for visits and spends time with him at the center. The comments and thoughts from his head are so fascinating...I found myself eagerly waiting to see what he would say the next time.Just wondering about the brain and all that we don't know about it is truly amazing to me.Sometimes he makes pronouncements that appear so profound, and other times he seems in total confusion, and while it's incredibly heartbreaking, it's also mesmerizing to read their conversations together.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A voice to be heard
    I discovered A Three Dog Life through an article in the New York Times this summer. An excerpt from Abigail Thomas's book appeared in the column, Modern Love. She titled it: "My Husband Survived, the Man I Married Didn't." That is the crux of her book. And with this title, she got me. I, too, have a husband who survived a traumatic brain injury (stroke), and the man I married did not fully survive either.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Rave Review for A Three Dog Life
    *****
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    Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Animals    3. Authors, American    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography And Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Dogs - General    9. Healing - General    10. Inspiration & Personal Growth    11. Literary    12. Pets    13. Thomas,Abigail    14. Pets / Dogs / General   


    11. Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn
    by Henry Holt and Co.
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
    list price: $30.00 -- our price: $19.80
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    Isbn: 0805076255
    Sales Rank: 700
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Now I understand the private Hepburn
    I could never understand why Kate Hepburn would be so in love with a weak, drunk like Tracy. I never thought he could act.He just played his bully self again and again. It never made sense what was his deep guilt that made him drink.Now we know he drank because he was gay and could not cope.Very detailed when and with whom by the author.Explains how their relationship fit both their needs.At least 100 pages of footnotes, names, names.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A great, enjoyable read and a must have for Kate collections!
    The first thing I look for in any book is a great storytelling style; one that makes me want to turn the pages and leaves me happy that I bought the book. William Mann's story of Katherine Hepburn is certainly that kind of read. Enjoyable, witty and well researched. Never stiff or boring, he asks the questions that other bios have seemed to tip-toe around. What exactly were Ms Heburn's relationships like and with whom? There are tidbits of Kate's childhood that I found fascinating as well as tales of that old-guard Hollywood machine we know as the "Golden Age".
    4-0 out of 5 stars The Private Affairs and Staunchly Maintained Public Persona of Kate the Great
    That Katharine Hepburn was consciously defining and redefining her feisty, self-reliant persona for the purposes of public endearment and career longevity would seem to be an understatement, according to film historian William J. Mann's new biography of the legendary actress. The contrast between this specifically deliberate image and her private self, in particular, her love life, is the focus of the book. However, instead of the expected gossipy, posthumous dismantling of Hepburn, the author takes a more sobering look at what motivated her to maintain this dichotomy throughout her life.
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    Subjects:  1. 1907-2003    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses    7. Entertainment & Performing Arts - General    8. Hepburn, Katharine,    9. Motion picture actors and actresses    10. United States    11. Women    12. Biography & Autobiography / General   


    12. The Stanley Kubrick Archives
    by Taschen
    Hardcover (30 April, 2005)
    list price: $200.00 -- our price: $138.67
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    Isbn: 3822822841
    Sales Rank: 94669
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent content but a very unwieldy format
    I have now watched 2001, Clockwork Orange, and the Shining with this on my coffee table.Inevitably, I find myself looking thumbing through the book instead of paying attention to the movie.The content is great, with the perfect balance between tech-nerd info, lit-nerd info, and art-nerd info.I have particularly enjoyed the magazine interviews with Kubrick, since his attempts to explain himself were few and far between.That and, of course, the 2001 print, which I cherish like a relic.
    5-0 out of 5 stars amzing
    this is the perfect way to get to know perfectly Kubrick's ideas of his films. With fotos and texts real kubrick's fans are going to be amazed by this book that was done very carefully.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the weight (and price)
    While Kubrick has been gone for years, his films remain a testatment to how good and how diverse the work of a single director can be.
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    Subjects:  1. Cinema/Film: Book    2. Entertainment & Performing Arts - General    3. Film & Video - General    4. Individual Director    5. Performing Arts    6. Performing Arts/Dance    7. Pop Arts / Pop Culture    8. Individual film directors, film-makers    9. Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000    10. USA   


    13. In the Pink: Dorothy Draper: Americas Most Fabulous Decorator
    by Pointed Leaf Press
    Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
    list price: $95.00 -- our price: $59.85
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    Isbn: 0972766189
    Sales Rank: 6192
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An incredible collection and celebration of timeless interior design concepts
    In The Pink: Dorothy Draper, America's Most Fabulous Decorator by Carleton Varney is an incredible collection and celebration of timeless interior design concepts by the renowned interior designer and decorator Dorothy Draper, a woman far ahead of her age. Deftly compiling an profusely illustrated compendium of Draper's remarkable work, In The Pink holds the reader's total attention from first page to last with an informative text enhanced with photography showcasing memorable designs created by the sharp eye and even sharper imagination of Draper throughout her world acclaimed career. A "must" addition to professional and academic library Interior Design reference collections, In The Pink is to be given high praise and recommendation for non-specialist general readers with an interest in interior design.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is A "Must Have"
    For all design professionals, modernism addicts, and even the layperson.The book is filled with wonderful images culled from a lifetime of decorating.Dorothy Draper's style was always fancyful, playful and above all else comfortable~she was not a devotee of the Eames pared down sterile and functional school of design.If you are done with Danish, numb over Knoll, and way past Panton~~~check out "In the Pink:Dorothy Draper:America's Most Fabulous Decorator"she will have you going for Baroque!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking Book
    What a beautiful book. A look at the history of a spectacular designer. Art Deco Beauty. ... Read more

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    14. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
    by Bloomsbury USA
    Paperback (12 May, 2005)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
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    Isbn: 1582346186
    Sales Rank: 1935
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Witty
    Whatever possessed a girl to openly admit she had a lot of one night stands, never mind write a book about it, is beyond me. Although it's witty, it's clever, it's eye-opening, it's just a bit about stuff you don't wanna know? It's all a bit too much information. But the first chapter is really shocking, Chelsea Handler says that the reason she never got into a serious relationship was because she was dared $5 by her older sister to take a photo of their mum & dad. Together. Ewwwwwwwww!!! It probably scarred her for life!
    5-0 out of 5 stars She's my best girlfriend!
    I received this book as a birthday present and forgot about it at first. A month or so later I read the first page and was hooked. It was as if I was sitting in a bar drinking straight vodka, so I wouldn'tgain weight, of course, while Handler, my best girlfriend, told me about her latest romp in the bedroom.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fall down on the ground grabbing your stomach funny!
    This is a Perfect "pick me Up and Make Me laugh" book!If youve broken up with your boyfriend, or just need a Quick laugh out Loud Book, this is It!Now if You find sexual Humor Offensive, you will NOT Like it... But If Your Like the rest Of us Girls... This stuff is Hysterical!I was feeling kinda Blue, and I Had purchased this Book a While Back.I Picked it up , and thought what the hell.. Let Me Read for a While get My Mind Off My Troubles.Boy did it ever. I Couldnt put it down.It goes from One embarrassing sexual encounter to the next, and each One extremely Funny! I forgot my troubles and next thing I Know I been reading for over an hour and laughing myself silly... It is a FUN book! I was Hoping she had More Books On Here to order.. But I Didnt see any.Come On Chelsea, do It again.... ROFLMAO!!!! ... Read more

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    15. The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
    by Random House
    Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 1147
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars The NYTimes is Right
    Sadly, the New York Times review of 10/20/06 is right on target. This is a self-indulgent, muddled book that should have been revised and better edited. I loved his "Explaining Hitler"---Rosenbaum is a wonderful writer, but this book is deeply disappointing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars In love with Shakespeare
    This is a volume of gustatory delights -- a book you pick up on impulse and end up devouring with your meals (my copy is spotted with olive oil and specks of latte foam). Rosenbaum has written an autobiography of his obsession with Shakespeare, triggered by a conversion experience when he saw a 1970 Peter Brooks production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. One hears a bit too often about his precious handful of epiphanies, and Rosenbaum (like Harold Bloom, whom he castigates) can easily be faulted for his enthusiasm, but there's no doubt that he brings a host of seemingly desiccated academic controversies to life. Until last week I had no idea there were two versions of Lear or three versions of Hamlet, or that I could be made to care about Shakespeare's original spelling enough to order every play I could find edited by John Andrews.
    5-0 out of 5 stars If Shakespeare be the food of love, read on
    Shakespeare is the secular god of many of those who live in Literature. Harold Bloom is one, and Ron Rosenbaum is another. In this personal exploration of the world of Shakespearean scholarship and performance Rosenbaum shows an indefatigable curiosity, an exuberant energy, a somewhat wordy but fascinating facility in re- interpretation. The book is a sweeping one and it is movedby the dynamic of Rosenbaum's own passion for Shakespeare. The would- be- former literary scholar and multi-minded journalist Rosenbaum looks into corners of the Shakespeare world most of us never come near. He is especially good at looking at the way Shakespearean scholars put together their annotated editions. What is most strong however is I believe, the way Rosenbaum makes the story of his own personal relationship to Shakespeare an adventure of mind and experience.
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    16. Dry: A Memoir
    by Picador
    Paperback (01 April, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0312423799
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You have to read this!
    As a recovering addict (3 years clean) I fell in love with this book. The way he describes his struggle to overcome the addictions, to get past his childhood trauma, and to just be a grown up was charming. I especially related to him describing how he could keep the electricity and phones turned on cause he couldn't pay the bills, not because he didn't have the money, but because he became overwhelmed at the thought of responsibility. Also the way he described his mother's suffocating needs, saying that even the smallest task ("changing a lightbulb) seemed so daunting and huge.
    4-0 out of 5 stars going through hell and back...
    "Dry: A Memoir" is my second autobiographical book by Augusten Burroughs.His "Running with Scissors" was brilliant; I was awestruck at how any child can survive through such a bizarre childhood.In "Dry.." we discover that Mr Burroughs didn't exactly sail through early adulthood unscathed.Although remarkably successful in the frenetic world of advertising at a young age, the author quickly self-destructs.Alcohol, drugs and failed relationships find him in rehab while only in his twenties.From there "Dry.." recounts the author's attempts to get his life back together.A rough journey ensues.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Even Better Than Running...
    Read this right after reading his childhood tale, Running with Scissors.This is more believable, more relatable and more heartbreaking.This is the one they should have made a film out of.At times I was proud of him, disgusted with him, sad for him, and found myself rooting for him.A sign of a well written book.Can't wait to read the next installment. ... Read more

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    17. Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn
    by Harmony
    Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
    list price: $25.95 -- our price: $17.13
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    Isbn: 0307237583
    Sales Rank: 1712
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Graceful and Often Affecting
    Donald Spoto's new biography of Audrey Hepburn will please those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of Ms. Hepburn's private life and rise to stardom.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting!!!
    I am very impressed with Donald Spoto's review of Audrey Hepburn. Reading Mr. Spoto's biography of Audrey Hepburn shows a huministic side of the actress and woman the world loved and adored. This book is a wonderful addition to Sean Ferrer's book and Barry Paris's book. I am sure anyone that buys this book will enjoy it as much as I do.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hepburn's Life and Career Skillfully Examined With Sympathy and Offers Some Surprises
    There are already a number of posthumous biographies of the fabled star on the market, the most notable being her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer's loving 2003 memoir, "Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers". Author Donald Spoto adds another one, a respectful portrait that may lack the personal detail Ferrer provides but at the same time, allows enough distance from the subject to be a bit more objective. In 1983, Spoto wrote a fascinating profile of Alfred Hitchcock where the legendary filmmaker came across as a repressed, twisted individual whose outlet was the terror he could instill in his films. This time, he etches an in-depth portrait of a woman whose vulnerability, personal insecurity, and innate love of family endeared her to all those exposed to her - Hepburn's inner circle, friends, colleagues, lovers and ultimately the world.
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    18. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas
    by Scribner
    Hardcover (23 August, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Another gem
    I have loved Klosterman's work for a while now, and IV does not disappoint. Funny, sad, cynical, bitter, but a wonderful reading experience. I don't think I understand what anyone is talking about any more, but I come closer to understanding Chuck than anyone else.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time...
    Read all of Chuck's other books and this is the worst of the bunch.SD&CP was funny.This is just a bad collection of articles that he has written.If you want to read about femal cover bands, or the scene in Fargo ND when he was 23, go right ahead.It feels like you are reading the Village Voice cover to cover...one crappy article at a time.Torture.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Chuck's Common-Sense Is In Short Supply In the Culture
    The title of "Chuck Klosterman IV" hearkens back to Led Zeppelin's classic untitled, "Stairway to Heaven" album.It's typical of Chuck's approach, which is to examine our significant pop culture landmarks with ironic, self-deprecating wit.This book collects some of the highlights of Klosterman's journalism over the past decade.He has been hailed as the successor to Hunter Thompson, but I think he has a quality that Thompson lacked (as much as I admired the work of the Good Doctor).That quality is American common-sense, in abundance.Klosterman's method is to examine pop culture with the close reading usually reserved for so-called "high culture."And then he takes the contrarian view, which can yield some surprising insights.A lot of these icons have been only worshipped their whole careers, so the combination of Klosterman's ruthless scrutiny and heartland human sympathy produces strange and wonderful new wisdom.
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    19. Teacher Man: A Memoir
    by Scribner
    Paperback (19 September, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    For 30 years Frank McCourt taught high school English in New York City and for much of that time he considered himself a fraud. During these years he danced a delicate jig between engaging the students, satisfying often bewildered administrators and parents, and actually enjoying his job. He tried to present a consistent image of composure and self-confidence, yet he regularly felt insecure, inadequate, and unfocused. After much trial and error, he eventually discovered what was in front of him (or rather, behind him) all along--his own experience. "My life saved my life," he writes. "My students didn't know there was a man up there escaping a cocoon of Irish history and Catholicism, leaving bits of that cocoon everywhere." At the beginning of his career it had never occurred to him that his own dismal upbringing in the slums of Limerick could be turned into a valuable lesson plan. Indeed, his formal training emphasized the opposite. Principals and department heads lectured him to never share anything personal. He was instructed to arouse fear and awe, to be stern, to be impossible to please--but he couldn't do it. McCourt was too likable, too interested in the students' lives, and too willing to reveal himself for their benefit as well as his own. He was a kindred spirit with more questions than answers: "Look at me: wandering late bloomer, floundering old fart, discovering in my forties what my students knew in their teens."Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Teacher's Grade of Teacher Man:B+
    Teaching is a performance art, and every teacher is on the stage every day in front of an audience that doesn't always want to be there, doesn't always understand the language the play is being performed in, and doesn't always understand what happened in the scene before.It's a tough crowd we teachers perform for, and the critics are usually less than kind administrators or Board of Education members that haven't taught in front of a class in years, or who have never taught in a classroom.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Teacher Man :-)
    Frank McCourt starts off his third book, Teacher Man (a memoir of his thirty-year teaching career), with the following paragraph: "On the first day of my teaching career, I was almost fired for eating the sandwich of a high school boy.On the second day I was almost fired for mentioning the possibility of a friendship with a sheep.Otherwise, there was nothing remarkable about my thirty years in the high school classrooms of New York City.I often doubted if I should be there at all."
    4-0 out of 5 stars Teacher Man- Good and Bad
    Teacher Man is a very good read, and gives us a broad and clear view into the life of not only Frank McCourt, but also teenagers attending the public schools of New York City.As a student, I found it interesting to hear about a teacher's perspective of a class, and how Frank McCourt drew from his experiences growing up to shape who he was in the classroom.
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    20. The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith
    by FaithWords
    Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Stevie B smacked me upside my head!
    Stephen Baldwin is on fire for Jesus Christ, and boy this book sure makes it contagious! He is considerably younger than me in age, but he is also older and wiser andbiblically grounded. He makes Christianity dare I say, FUN! This is what new life is supposed to be like.His changed life is proof enough for me to believe he is the real deal.This is a book I intend to use to reach my unsaved kids. He speaks on their level and yet never wavers from The Truth.What a blessing.I read this book so fast because I was caught up in his excitement and enthusiasm for Christ.I want to get off my kester and DO SOMETHING for the Kingdom. I just pray I grow as bold as he has.Great read!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you Stephen!
    Thank heavens for helping channel the lord's love, through your book, into my heart. You are an "unusual" blessing. I agree; what good is feeding starving third-world children if they don't accept Jesus Christ as their savior. They are bound to repeat the same mistakes under the influence of satan. Besides, its not like Jesus said he would return first to the downtrodden and the poor of spirit and riches. Oh wait. He did say that. Wait...I've figured it out. God created sleezy celebrity evangelical middle men to skew his own son's teachings, thus testing our faith that all human actions and words are the will of God. Everything is God's will! Everything! Amazing! I can do no wrong. Everything I say and do is part of God's predetermined plan, including my futile attempts to critique this silly pseudo-Christian crusade.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and inspiring
    This book is excellent and well written. Stephen Baldwin's testimony is awesome and the book itself is really a great manual on how to live the Christian life. It is also a great testimony to what God can do through a praying, Christian wife. I appreciate that he is willing to share the life that God delivered him from and also the daily struggles of living the Christian life. The chapter "Who's on First" is brilliant. This book gives glory to God and clearly testifies that the only real positive change we can have in our lives is in a born-again relationship with Jesus. I highly recommend it.
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