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You Are Not Alone

by Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson--older than Michael by four years--offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his brother's life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael's phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end. It is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who he was, why he was, and what shaped him. Jermaine knows the real Michael as only a brother can. In this raw, honest, and poignant account, he reveals Michael the private person, not Michael "the King of Pop." Jermaine doesn't flinch from tackling the tough issues: the torrid press, the scandals, the allegations, the court cases, the internal politics, the ill-fated This Is It tour, and disturbing developments in the days leading up to Michael's death. But where previous works have presented only thin versions of a media construct, he provides a rare glimpse into the complex heart, mind, and soul of a brilliant but sometimes troubled entertainer. As a witness to history on the inside, Jermaine is the only person qualified to deliver the real Michael and reveal what made him tick, his private opinions, and unseen emotions through the most headline-making episodes of his life. Filled with keen insight, rich in anecdotes and behind-the-scenes detail, You Are Not Alone is the book for any true Michael Jackson fan and for anyone trying to make sense of the artist whose death was so premature.

You are So Nashville If...

by Bruce Dobie

Spanning nine years, "You Are So Nashville If . . ". offers a rollicking, sometimes touching, sometimes bizarre look at the people, places, and things that make Nashville what it is. Includes more than 700 entries.

You Are the Key: Turning Imperfections into Purpose

by Caitlin Crosby

For anyone who feels less-than about your work, worth, body, or the life you're building, find here an incredible hope: you don't have to have it all together to "qualify" for your life's calling.Just ask Caitlin Crosby - the former Hollywood talent who didn't finish college, never got an MBA, and wasn't supposed to become a CEO, yet that's exactly what she did (even if being a new mother means she forgets to brush her teeth sometimes before heading to the office). Caitlin's passion for people led her to launch The Giving Keys, a give-back jewelry brand with the mission of helping its employees transition out of homelessness. Each of their one million plus keys sold represents a person who wore it, then shared it with someone else, in a unique pay-it-forward model.Yet just as her jewelry repurposes throw-away keys to bear bold messages of hope, faith, and courage,Caitlin has fought hard to believe her own imperfections can lead to her greatest purpose.In You Are the Key, Caitlin reveals imperfections aplenty: like the time she accidentally voice-texted a huge fight with her husband to her entire leadership team, or the terrifying day a disgruntled employee brought a gun to their office, or the time this #girlboss landed herself in the ER. For the first time, Caitlin also opens up about her own secret "flaw" that rocked her sense of self-worth for the better part of two decades, and her private battle to believe our scars are not sources of shame but proof of courage and prompts toward purpose.Through Caitlin's all-too-real stories, sparkling with warmth and humor, you'll find your own free pass to embrace your flaws and reframe your imperfections not as limitations but signposts toward your greatest purpose.

You Bantering Me?: The life story of Love Island’s biggest star

by Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes walked away from the sizzling hot, smash hit show Love Island as its biggest star. Viewers fell in love with this cheeky, happy-go-lucky guy who surprised people by being unafraid to show his vulnerable side just as readily as having a laugh with his mates in the sun. They were captivated by the rollercoaster relationship between Chris and girlfriend Olivia and entertained by the bromance that developed between Chris and best pal Kem.But what really makes Chris tick? What made this down-to-earth country lad swap life on the farm with his family for red carpets and newspaper front pages? Chris reveals all about his life before the hit reality TV show and how the crippling anxiety he has suffered from before still haunts him to this day. He shares how he has found fame and adjusted to his new life as well as the things he is learning about himself as his life is put under the spotlight for all to see.With his trademark sense of humour and way with words, this is Chris's take on the world, his life laid bare.

You Bantering Me?: The life story of Love Island’s biggest star

by Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes walked away from the sizzling hot, smash hit show Love Island as its biggest star. Viewers fell in love with this cheeky, happy-go-lucky guy who surprised people by being unafraid to show his vulnerable side just as readily as having a laugh with his mates in the sun. They were captivated by the rollercoaster relationship between Chris and girlfriend Olivia and entertained by the bromance that developed between Chris and best pal Kem.But what really makes Chris tick? What made this down-to-earth country lad swap life on the farm with his family for red carpets and newspaper front pages? Chris reveals all about his life before the hit reality TV show and how the crippling anxiety he has suffered from before still haunts him to this day. He shares how he has found fame and adjusted to his new life as well as the things he is learning about himself as his life is put under the spotlight for all to see.With his trademark sense of humour and way with words, this is Chris's take on the world, his life laid bare.

You Bantering Me?: The life story of Love Island’s biggest star

by Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes walked away from the sizzling hot, smash hit show Love Island as its biggest star. Viewers fell in love with this cheeky, happy-go-lucky guy who surprised people by being unafraid to show his vulnerable side just as readily as having a laugh with his mates in the sun. They were captivated by the rollercoaster relationship between Chris and girlfriend Olivia and entertained by the bromance that developed between Chris and best pal Kem.But what really makes Chris tick? What made this down-to-earth country lad swap life on the farm with his family for red carpets and newspaper front pages? Chris reveals all about his life before the hit reality TV show and how the crippling anxiety he has suffered from before still haunts him to this day. He shares how he has found fame and adjusted to his new life as well as the things he is learning about himself as his life is put under the spotlight for all to see.With his trademark sense of humour and way with words, this is Chris's take on the world, his life laid bare.

You Better Watch Out

by Greg Malone

"It is, I contend, no small achievement to survive the perfect family." So Greg Malone says at the beginning of a graceful, generous and sometimes hilarious memoir of his childhood in the St. John's of the 1950s and 60s.A memoir from one of Canada's comic geniuses that is as moving as it is funny, about a young boy who survives, among other things, a school run by the Christian Brothers, encounters with the bullies of New Gower Street and the perfect family.We first meet Greg harnessed to a bush at a picnic wearing underpants on his head - a small boy squalling because he can't take part in the goings-on. From here, Greg takes us on a wild ride through the streets of old St. John's. We meet luminaries along the way, even Danny Williams, the future premier, sourly playing St. Bernadette in the all-boys' play, with Greg hardly concealing his joy in performing as her "chatty sister." Humble, poignant, funny and authentic - this is a delightful first book from a natural storyteller. Excerpt:I loved Barbara Lynn. Her sunny face was slightly freckled. She had blue eyes and her straight, caramel-blonde hair was pulled back and tied with a ribbon showing her high, smooth forehead. She had even, regular features and a smile that showed her perfect, white teeth. . . . We played house every day for endless summers and into the long winter nights, when she would take her big brother Basil's long toboggan without asking, so the two of us could go sliding together down over the hill, under the pole light, across St. Clare Ave. and down into the Knights of Columbus field where the full moon glittered on the glazed snow, and the toboggan would fly along forever on the longest slide we'd ever had.From the Hardcover edition.

You Can Run but You Can't Hide: Life And Times Of Dog The Bounty Hunter

by Duane Dog Chapman

"Freeze!"Duane "Dog" Chapman entertains and inspires millions on Dog the Bounty Hunter, his #1-rated show on A&E--but there is more to his story. From troubled beginnings and tragedy to triumph and transformation, he reveals all for the first time in this no-holds-barred memoir.Dog spent the first twenty-three years of his life on the wrong side of the law. In You Can Run but You Can't Hide, he offers an inside look at his days as a gang member; his dark years of addiction and abuse; and how serving eighteen months in prison for a murder he didn't commit helped him recommit to his faith. He also shares stories of some of his most dangerous bounty hunts--including his capture of Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster, which made international headlines.In You Can Run but You Can't Hide, Dog recounts his incredible story, chronicling his journey from his onetime criminal past to the guiding faith that has led him to become one of the most successful bounty hunters in American history. Against all odds, Dog turned his life around and went from ex-con to American icon in the process. This is his story.

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

by Laura Morton Duane Dog Chapman

Autobiography of bounty hunter "Dog" Chapman, how he turned his life around after serving time for murder and abusing drugs, to a life devoted to justice and religion.

You Can't Do It!: There Are a Million Reasons You Can't---Find the Reason You Can

by Marcus Johns

At some point in our lives, we all hear some version of "You can't do it." When that influential voice (whether outside or inside you) tells you why you can't--maybe that's the perfect reason why you can. At 27, actor, viral YouTuber, and one of the top former Vine stars Marcus Johns wants to shift our perspective on the resistance and obstacles that discourage our most powerful contributions. Whether it's conducting outrageous experiments or creating content we love to share, some unusual people use the voices of doubt--including their own--as motivation to press on and prove them all wrong.Sharing lighthearted insights from his life as a social media phenom, Marcus knows what it takes to be influential both online and off. How does one balance family, friends, faith, and fame--not to mention, finding the fun--and what does true success look like when the cameras are off?With his signature wit and transparency, Marcus shares his unconventional thoughts on:How to overcome self-doubt and move aheadKnowing who's on your team--and who's notWhat it really means to follow your gutDeveloping your skills by embracing failureRemaining humble and sharing your success with othersA must-read for any passionate go-getter, You Can't Do It may just be the magical phrase pointing you to the right track.

You Can't Put No Boogie-woogie on the King of Rock and Roll

by Lewis Grizzard

Now, the bestselling author of IF I EVER GET BACK TO GEORGIA, I'M GONNA NAIL MY FEET TO THE GROUND, (available in this library) presents another collection of his irreverent, hilarious, and biting columns on topics that begged for the full Grizzardian grilling. Grizzard's millions of steadfast fans will be tickled pink (even red) by the outrageous verbal lashings he administers to our most revered cultural traditions, taboos, and rock stars. From the Paperback edition. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.

You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation

by Susannah Gora

You can quote lines from Sixteen Candles ("Last night at the dance my little brother paid a buck to see your underwear"), your iPod playlist includes more than one song by the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds, you watch The Breakfast Club every time it comes on cable, and you still wish that Andie had ended up with Duckie in Pretty in Pink. You're a bonafide Brat Pack devotee--and you're not alone. The films of the Brat Pack--from Sixteen Candles to Say Anything--are some of the most watched, bestselling DVDs of all time. The landscape that the Brat Pack memorialized--where outcasts and prom queens fall in love, preppies and burn-outs become buds, and frosted lip gloss, skinny ties, and exuberant optimism made us feel invincible--is rich with cultural themes and significance, and has influenced an entire generation who still believe that life always turns out the way it is supposed to. You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that era, interviewing key players, such as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, and John Cusack, and mines all the material from the movies to the music to the way the films were made to show how they helped shape our visions for romance, friendship, society, and success.

You Deserve Better: What Life Has Taught Me About Love, Relationships, and Becoming Your Best Self

by Tyler Cameron

From the Bachelorette breakout heartthrob, You Deserve Better will combine Tyler Cameron's life story with a guide for both men and women to building healthy relationships in the tricky world of modern dating, proving why he's the male feminist we never knew we needed. Tyler Cameron impressed fans on The Bachelorette with his ability to discuss difficult topics with a level of emotional intelligence perhaps never seen on reality television. Things like consent and boundaries, respect for women and their decisions, the roots of toxic masculinity in insecurity, and more, he espoused with confidence and genuineness. Tyler seems like a unicorn. He got the world's attention simply by demonstrating a full grasp of respect and no fear of vulnerability and honesty. But shouldn't this be the norm? In this book he'll show that every person deserves a partner who understands and values them, with advice on how to seek out someone like this and how to behave like this for your own someone. Part memoir, part how-to guide for anyone lost in the world of modern dating, and interspersed with practical tips on how to find and foster a meaningful relationship, You Deserve Better will show readers how Tyler C. became Tyler C., the story his fans are dying to know.

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection

by Chuck Palahniuk Read Mercer Schuchardt

Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male's psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be "just understood" and not otherwise acknowledged. Key to its success is the variety of lenses through which the story can be interpreted; is it a story of male anxiety in a metrosexual world, of ritual religion in a secular age, of escape from totalitarian capitalism, or the spiritual malaise induced by technologically-oriented society? Writers, conspiracy theorists, and philosophers are among those ready to talk about Fight Club's ability to be all these and more.

You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures

by Alan Cumming

A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures. Described by the New York Times as "a bawdy countercultural sprite" and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat--an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.

You Gotta See This

by Cindy Pearlman

In time for Oscar season, Hollywood’s top stars talk about the movies that move them Everyone has a favorite movie-even movie stars themselves. In You Gotta See This, veteran entertainment reporter Cindy Pearlman gets the scoop on the top movie picks of Hollywood’s entertainment elite. Through over one hundred interviews with actors, writers, and directors, Pearlman discovers the eclectic-and sometimes surprising-tastes of the people who make the movies we love: * Jet Li discusses the "Buddhist themes” that made him a lifelong Star Wars fan * Johnny Depp talks about how The Wizard of Oz gave him hope of escaping his bleak childhood in rural Florida * Jennifer Lopez recalls the inspiration of seeing "proof that my people could sing, dance, and act” in West Side Story * Vin Deisel explains why he considers Gone With the Wind "the ultimate action movie” From Bruce Willis on Dr. Strangelove to Jim Carrey on Network, You Gotta See This is a compulsively readable, star-studded tribute to the movies. .

You Gotta See This

by Cindy Pearlman

In time for Oscar season, Hollywood's top stars talk about the movies that move them Everyone has a favorite movie--even movie stars themselves. In You Gotta See This, veteran entertainment reporter Cindy Pearlman gets the scoop on the top movie picks of Hollywood's entertainment elite. Through over one hundred interviews with actors, writers, and directors, Pearlman discovers the eclectic--and sometimes surprising--tastes of the people who make the movies we love: * Jet Li discusses the "Buddhist themes" that made him a lifelong Star Wars fan * Johnny Depp talks about how The Wizard of Oz gave him hope of escaping his bleak childhood in rural Florida * Jennifer Lopez recalls the inspiration of seeing "proof that my people could sing, dance, and act" in West Side Story * Vin Deisel explains why he considers Gone With the Wind "the ultimate action movie" From Bruce Willis on Dr. Strangelove to Jim Carrey on Network, You Gotta See This is a compulsively readable, star-studded tribute to the movies.

You Gotta Want It

by Jake Paul

<p>In this extremely positive, motivational, and often laugh-out-loud memoir, Jake Paul pauses long enough from his supercharged day-to-day as a nineteen year old social media heartthrob and costar on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark to share his takes on life, love, fame, and shooting for the moon. <p>Growing up as a regular kid in Ohio, Jake Paul always knew he wanted to do something big, but he wasn't sure what that thing was--that is, until he found his calling as one of Vine's most famous comedians. As a high school sophomore, Jake began making comedy videos with his older brother, Logan, and posting them online. With every carefully staged prank, Jake and Logan's following grew--and after a few stumbling blocks, Jake finally forged his own way. Eventually, he traded his childhood home in Cleveland for sunny, sparkling Hollywood. <p>In You Gotta Want It, Jake reflects on the path that led him to stardom. From learning the value of a disciplined work ethic, to achieving his goals and aspirations along the way to digital celebrity, to the crazy behind-the-scenes details of his journey as a creator and actor, Jake relates the most hysterical and intimate details of his life thus far--all with the signature humor, honesty, and unstoppable attitude that have won him millions of devoted followers.

You Gotta Want It

by Jake Paul

A humorous, motivational memoir in the vein of Tyler Oakley's Binge and Marcus Butler's Hello Life, from high-energy comedic social media phenomenon Jake Paul.How do you become Vine famous?What is life like when you have millions of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram?In this extremely positive, motivational, and often laugh-out-loud memoir, unstoppable Jake Paul pauses long enough from his super-charged life as a nineteen-year-old social media superstar and smiling heartthrob on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark to share his takes on life, love, fame, and shooting for your dreams. From growing up a regular kid with his brother (and fellow social media star) Logan to his goals and aspirations as he became Vine famous to the bullying and jealousy he experienced to the crazy, creative, behind-the-scenes details of his life in Hollywood as a teen powerhouse, Jake shares the most hysterical and intimate details of his life--all with his signature humor and honesty and you-gotta-want-it attitude that has won him millions of devoted followers.

You Have No Idea

by Vanessa Williams Helen Williams

A candid and inspirational mother-daughter memoir of family, fame, trials, and triumphs by superstar Vanessa Williams her mother Helen Williams. Since she was a little girl, Vanessa Williams wanted to be on Broadway. As a musical theater major in college she was on her way, but life took a turn when she became the first black Miss America. Forced to resign due to a nude photo scandal, it looked like her dreams were over. But through determination, and with a mom who was always there for her, she went on to conquer the entertainment world. Like most teenagers, Vanessa Williams was often at odds with her mom. Despite their early conflicts, Helen has always ardently protected her daughter, staying in contact with the FBI about death threats Vanessa received and being there for her through the birth of her four children and dissolution of her two marriages. Vanessa and Helen tell of how they've made it through the many ups and down in their lives; and Vanessa dishes on her career and parts of her life that even her mother had no idea about--until now. You Have No Idea is a celebration of the love between a mother and daughter as well as the lives thus far of two women who have consistently defied the odds to achieve success - no matter how uncertain their paths might have been.

You Have to Stand for Something, Or You'll Fall for Anything

by Star Jones

Smart, funny, provocative--she writes it like she talks it on The View!Strongly held beliefs, a wicked sense of humor, and take-no-prisoners opinions--her many fans have come to expect all this and more from Star Jones, co-host of ABC-TV's hit show The View.In this remarkable book, the former New York City prosecutor shows why she has become one of the most quoted and respected media personalities of our time. Here she touches fearlessly on subjects both conventional and controversial, such as the importance of family and friendship, the law, racism, abortion, television, politics, and her relationship with God. And she does it all with a unique and refreshing viewpoint that will make you think twice about everything you thought you knew.Here, too, is her powerful and intensely personal story, told with warmth, humor, and sometimes painful candor. This is an empowering memoir by a remarkable woman who not only walks the walk and talks the talk but challenges you to do the same.

You Know What You Could Be: Tuning into the 1960s

by Andrew Greig Mike Heron

'Mike Heron, as part of the Incredible String Band, changed the way I looked at music. Read it!' Billy Connolly'Mike Heron's lyrics always sparkled with wit and warmth and his prose is a delightful continuation. The book evokes a smoky, unheated eccentric Edinburgh that was a crucible for so much creativity.' Joe Boyd, author of White BicyclesThis singular book offers two harmonising memoirs of music making in the 1960s. Mike Heron for the first time writes vividly of his formative years in dour, Presbyterian Edinburgh. Armed with a love of Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and Hungarian folk music, he plays in school cloakrooms, graduates to rock, discovers the joy of a folk audience, starts writing songs, tries to talk to girls, wishes he was a Beatnik all while training as a reluctant accountant. When asked to join Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, the Incredible String Band are formed - and their wildly innovative, astounding music became indelibly linked with the latter Sixties.Andrew Greig was a frustrated provincial schoolboy when he heard their songs. It changed everything. Undaunted by a lack of experience and ability, he formed a band in their image. Fate & Ferret populated back-country Fife with Pan, nymphs and Apollo, met the String Band and caught the fish lorry to London to hang around Joe Boyd's Witchseason office, watching at the fringes of the blooming Underground scene. It was forty years later that he and Mike became friends.These entwined stories will delight anyone who has loved the Incredible String Band; and their differing portraits of that hopeful, erratic and stubborn stumble towards the life that is ours will strike a chord with everyone.

You Look Different in Real Life

by Jennifer Castle

Readers of John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Laurie Halse Anderson will be touched by the emotional depth and realistic characters of Jennifer Castle's teen novel You Look Different in Real Life.Justine charmed the nation in a documentary film featuring five kindergartners. Five years later, her edgy sense of humor made her the star of a second movie that caught up with the lives of the same five kids. Now Justine is sixteen, and another sequel is in the works. Justine isn't ready to have viewers examining her life again. She feels like a disappointment, not at all like the girl everyone fell in love with in the first two movies. But, ready or not, she and the other four teens will soon be in front of the cameras again.Smart, fresh, and funny, You Look Different in Real Life is an affecting novel about life in an age where the lines between what's personal and what's public aren't always clear.

You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success

by Al Roker

The Today Show coanchor Al Roker presents an entertaining guide to achieving a life of happiness and success through the power of "yes!" These days, the road to success can feel jam-packed with scheduling, networking, nonstop hustle, and flat-out absurdity. And no one knows that better than Al Roker--beloved cohost of The Today Show, weatherperson extraordinaire, and the man we all secretly wish we could turn to for wisdom and wisecracks in our everyday lives. From his college days as a polyester-suit clad weather forecaster in Syracuse to battling and buttering up the "Butter Man" during the legendary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Al has learned worthwhile lessons over a long successful career. And now, for the first time, Al is ready to unleash savvy advice on how to embrace happiness and the power of saying "yes," alongside a host of humorous tips and tricks about how to succeed in life. In You Look So Much Better in Person, Al teaches us how we can weather the storm of life, no matter how torrential the downpour, and shares anecdotes from his own treasure trove of memories in the spotlight. And it hasn't always been easy--believe it or not, even Al has been yelled at by his boss, suffered an emotional breakdown at work, and been told he'd be better suited in another position. Within these pages, he looks back on his own career and shares valuable "Altruisms" that can be applied to our own endeavors, such as how to:- Navigate the special hell that is socializing- Craft the perfect comeback line during a confrontation--and know when to use it - Get up early and actually make the most of your time- Cry at work without freaking people out- And much, much more!Packed to the brim with cackle-inducing and cringeworthy behind-the-scenes insights and observations from over four decades in the media, this book reminds us all that long-term success in our personal lives and our careers is just within reach. You Look So Much Better in Person will leave you laughing out loud and inspired, and feeling not alone amidst life's best and worst moments.

You Lose Yourself You Reappear: The Many Voices of Bob Dylan

by Paul Morley

An insightful biography of one of the world&’s greatest musicians, Bob Dylan, by bestselling author Paul Morley. As one of the world&’s greatest musicians, Bob Dylan has enriched the American song tradition for over 50 years. With a talent that has been proven in the worlds of music, radio, art and poetry, Dylan is a man of many personas. From defying pop music conventions with protest songs such as &“The Times They Are a-Changin&’&” to releasing three of the most influential rock albums of the 60s, he has not only extended the parameters of music genres but has also showed us the fluidity his craft. To mark Bob Dylan&’s 80th birthday and 60 illustrious years in the arts, this insightful biography by bestselling author Paul Morley will explore the many voices of the folk icon.

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