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To support his family, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, worked two jobs, having only one day a week to spend with his family. Based on Crystal's one-­man Broadway show of the same name, "700 Sundays"--­referring sadly to the time shared by an adoring father and his devoted son--­offers a heartfelt, hilarious memoir. Photos throughout.

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is a compelling autobiographical journey--­hilarious and heartfelt, intimate and inspiring. It is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write. For as long as Thomas can remember, she's lived with laughter. Born to comedy royalty--­TV and nightclub star Danny Thomas--­she grew up among legendary funny men, carved much of her career in comedy and, to this day, surrounds herself with people who love and live to make others laugh. Thomas takes us on a funny and heartwarming adventure, from her Beverly Hills childhood, to her groundbreaking creation of and, to her marriage to talk-­show king Phil Donahue. Her youth was star-­studded--­Milton Berle performed magic tricks (badly) at her backyard birthday parties. George Burns, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Bob Newhart and other great comics passed countless hours gathered around her family's dinner table. And behind it all was the rich laughter nurtured by a close and loving family. is not just the story of an iconic entertainer, but also the story of . . .

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The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera "I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other, and ugly things happen to me like any other woman. The number of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up.­" These are the last words that beloved Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera spoke publicly before boarding the plane that would crash and cut her life short on December 9, 2012. However, they are not the final words that La Diva de la Banda had for the world. Those are found in the pages you hold in your hands, Jenni’s own account of the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey. She became the most acclaimed Spanish-­language singer in the United States and sold more than 15 million records worldwide. A single mother of five and grandmother of two, she was also an actress, a television producer, the star of her own . . .

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For the first-­time, Diamond presents the inside story of the young cast from Saved by the Bell that the viewing public thought were so lucky . . .­Learn the dark, behind-­the-­scenes story of the cast and crew's extreme lifestyle: sex, drugs, and wild partiesPost-­Bell, discover how Diamond used his natural comedic talents to overcome being typecast as a child actor and how he reinvented himself through stand-­up comedy and reality TV Working in Hollywood might represent an American Dream, but for many youngsters it is a true nightmare. Dustin Diamond is best known for his character Samuel "Screech" Powers in the late '80s and '90s on the long-­running American TV teen sitcom Saved by the Bell (SBTB). Diamond's new book gives readers the disheartening story of an ex-­child star. Dustin faced serious challenges moving his career beyond his comic role as the smart, funny, and endearing nerd of Bayside High School on the show that made him an audience favorite. Through his eyes, we uncover . . .

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“I can hardly believe that it is more than half a century since I first stepped on to the stage of the Old Vic Theatre and into a way of life that has brought me the most rewarding professional relationships and friendships.  I cannot imagine now ever doing anything else with my life except acting…” – Judi DenchFrom London’s glittering West End to Broadway’s bright lights, from her Academy Award-­winning role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love to “M” in the James Bond films, Judi Dench has treated audiences to some of the greatest performances of our time.  She made her professional acting debut in 1957 with England’s Old Vic theatre company playing Ophelia in Hamlet , Katherine in Henry V (her New York debut), and then, Juliet. In 1961, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anya in The Cherry Orchard with John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft. In 1968, she went beyond the classical stage to become a sensation as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, adding musical comedy to her . . .

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Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-­1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-­consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.­" The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon—-­from the unique perspective of the icon herself.

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With her trademark humour, Fran tells of her indefatigable search for answers and the cancer diagnosis that she ultimately beat. But not before a goldmine of humorous insights were revealed to her about what really matters most in life.

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Why did Taylor Swift love music and singing so much? Did family have any influence in her career? Just a couple of the things discussed in this wonderful book. A nice easy Simple Guide to show the path Taylor took to success. The early days singing at a Philly's game to singing to over 100,­000 people at the Gillette Stadium. Moving closer to Nashville to make the regular trips easier for this budding new artist. Understanding where Taylor gets her ideas for her songs from will help you understand the meaning behind them. Like most young women, Taylor has friends, favorite things to do and has had a few boyfriends that she does write about, if she feels strongly about it. The truth about a person is shown by what they do, not by something written by someone else or something they say. Taylor donates to causes close to her heart and has a strong bond with her fans, it's thanks to them she can be so generous. Read the book, enjoy her story and go and create yours.

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Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker. Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in and It wasn't until 1981, kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped-­out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation's hearts: the beloved Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in. Never a one-­trick pony, he had an award-­winning spell as TV's favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the, and even voiced a crime-­fighting cartoon rodent in the much-­loved children's show. But life hasn't all . . .

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