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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 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 Do Not Talk About Fight Club

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet": The American Talking Film, History and Memory, 1927-1949 1st Edition

by Andrew Sarris

Andrew Sarris has long been one of America's most celebrated writers on film, author of the pioneering work "The American Cinema," and for decades a highly regarded critic. Now comes Sarris's definitive statement on film, in a masterwork that has taken twenty-five years to complete. Here is a sweeping--and highly personal--history of American film, from the birth of the talkies (beginning with "The Jazz Singer "and Al Jolson's memorable line "You ain't heard nothin' yet") to the decline of the studio system. By far the largest section of the book celebrates the great American film directors, with the work of giants such as John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Howard Hawks examined film by film. Sarris also offers glowing portraits of major stars, from Garbo and Bogart to Ingrid Bergman, Margaret Sullavan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, and Carole Lombard. There is a tour of the studios--Metro, Paramount, RKO, Warner Brothers, 20th Century-Fox, Universal--revealing how each left its own particular stamp on film. And in perhaps the most interesting and original section, we are treated to an informative look at film genres--the musical, the screwball comedy, the horror picture, the gangster film, and the western. A lifetime of watching and thinking about cinema has gone into this book. It is the history that film buffs have been waiting for.

You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes

by Laura Love

Laura Love has always had a knack for getting her audiences to listen. Now, for the first time, she has channeled her artistic talents into prose. The story is hers, and this coming-of-age memoir is an enthralling account of resilience and resolve. Laura grew up in Nebraska, where she survived a childhood that was miserable under the best of circumstances and nearly unbearable under the worst. Shuffled among a mentally unstable mother unable to cope with daily life, foster homes, and orphanages, Laura survived, thanks ultimately to her own personal resources and the love and support she received from her sister, from neighbors, and from a few teachers along the way. Those were the best of times. At other times, Laura and her sister lived in dreadfully sordid conditions, struggling to make sense of the emotional turbulence, mental illness, and poverty that shaped life at home--and the racism and racial politics that affected life on the sidewalks and streets, playgrounds and classrooms of Omaha and Lincoln. Despite the odds, the two sisters managed to get by, and in smaller moments, even triumph. As they entered their high school years, they began to assert their independence by creating their own sources of support and income, so as not to be dependent on a mother incapable of caring for them. It was at this time, too, that Laura discovered a secret that her mother had kept from her since birth. Wrenching, shocking, but ultimately hopeful, You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes brings readers a story of growth under the most detrimental of circumstances. Here is a young girl's attempt to make sense of her life and her place in it, and a powerful emotional experience wrought in searing, unadulterated prose.--From the bookjacket

Yokohama Threeway

by Beth Lisick

Peering into life's cringe-worthy moments, best-selling author Beth Lisick excavates territory that most would rather ignore. Funny, odd, deeply personal, yet somehow universal, these are the kind of memories that haunt us all, the small awful moments of shame and humiliation that we'd rather forget than relive.Beth Lisick has made a career of opening her life to her readers in all of its messy, smart hilarity, but this type of story doesn't usually find its way into a memoir. With her trademark humor and sly intelligence, writing in short flashes the way these episodes tend to pop up in memory, Lisick recounts her most embarrassing moments with gusto. From a trick she played on a neighbor thirty years ago to what she accidentally blurted out at last night's dinner party, she explores the bad judgments and free-floating regrets that keep her up at night, and the result is a daring, candid, and wickedly funny collection of embarrassment embraced, the triumph of humor and perspective over everyday mortification.Writer, performer, and independent film actress Beth Lisick is the author of the New York Times best-selling comic memoir Everybody Into the Pool and the gonzo self-help manifesto Helping Me Help Myself.

Yogi: It Ain't Over ...

by Yogi Berra Tom Horton

Today, Yogi Berra is known for what he said. During his Hall of Fame career, he was also known for what he did--which was to play stellar baseball. Here, the three-time MVP tells readers all about himself and his roller-coaster times in major league baseball.

Yo

by Ricky Martin

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

"Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer"

by Vern

With the hilarious “instant cult classic”Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal, Vern wrote a book that shook the very foundations of film criticism, broke their wrists, and then threw them through a window. Now he’s back, and this time he’s got all of ‘the films of badass cinema’ in his sights. . . FromDie HardtoThe Discrete Charmof the Bourgeoisie,TransformerstoMary Poppins, Vern has an opinion on everything, and he’s not shy about sharing them. . .

Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist (Music/Interview)

by Harriet Hyman Alonso

Known as "Broadway's social conscience," E. Y. Harburg (1896-1981) wrote the lyrics to the standards, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?," "April in Paris," and "It's Only a Paper Moon," as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow." Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism, poverty, and war. Interweaving close to fifty interviews (most of them previously unpublished), over forty lyrics, and a number of Harburg's poems, Harriet Hyman Alonso enables Harburg to talk about his life and work. He tells of his early childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his public school education, how the Great Depression opened the way to writing lyrics, and his work on Broadway and Hollywood, including his blacklisting during the McCarthy era. Finally, but most importantly, Harburg shares his commitment to human rights and the ways it affected his writing and his career path. Includes an appendix with Harburg's key musicals, songs, and films.

Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy

by Debra Caplan

Yiddish Empire tells the story of how a group of itinerant Jewish performers became the interwar equivalent of a viral sensation, providing a missing chapter in the history of the modern stage. During World War I, a motley group of teenaged amateurs, impoverished war refugees, and out- of- work Russian actors banded together to revolutionize the Yiddish stage. Achieving a most unlikely success through their productions, the Vilna Troupe (1915– 36) would eventually go on to earn the attention of theatergoers around the world. Advancements in modern transportation allowed Yiddish theater artists to reach global audiences, traversing not only cities and districts but also countries and continents. The Vilna Troupe routinely performed in major venues that had never before allowed Jews, let alone Yiddish, upon their stages, and operated across a vast territory, a strategy that enabled them to attract unusually diverse audiences to the Yiddish stage and a precursor to the organizational structures and travel patterns that we see now in contemporary theater. Debra Caplan’s history of the Troupe is rigorously researched, employing primary and secondary sources in multiple languages, and is engagingly written.

Yevgeny Vakhtangov: A Critical Portrait

by Andrei Malaev-Babel

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was a pioneering theatre artist who married Stanislavski’s demands for inner truth with a singular imaginative vision. Directly and indirectly, he is responsible for the making of our contemporary theatre: that is Andrei Malaev-Babel’s argument in this, the first English-language monograph to consider Vakhtangov’s life and work as actor and director, teacher and theoretician. Ranging from Moscow to Israel, from Fantastic Realism to Vakhtangov’s futuristic projection, the theatre of the ‘Eternal Mask’, Yevgeny Vakhtangov: A Critical Portrait: considers his input as one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky’s system, and the complex relationship shared by the two men; reflects on his directorship of the First Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre and the Habima (which was later to become Israel's National Theatre) as well as the Vakhtangov Studio, the institution he established; examines in detail his three final directorial masterpieces, Erick XIV, The Dybbuk and Princess Turandot. Lavishly illustrated and elegantly conceived, Yevgeny Vakhtangov represents the ideal companion to Malaev-Babel’s Vakhtangov Sourcebook (2011). Together, these important critical interventions reveal Vakhtangov’s true stature as one of the most significant representatives of the Russian theatrical avant-garde.

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

by Sophia Loren

In her first memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother.In her acting career spanning more than six decades, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. The luminous Italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy--and back to Hollywood. In Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Loren shares vivid memories of work, love, and family with winning candor. Born in 1934 and growing up in World War II Italy, Loren's life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, when she lived in her grandparents' house with her single mother and sister, and endured near starvation. She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, The Pride and the Passion, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, who would vie with her mentor, friend, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband. Loren also reveals her long-held desire to become a mother, the disappointments she suffered, the ultimate joy of having two sons, and her happiness as a mother and grandmother. From trying times to triumphant ones, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, beginning each chapter with a letter, photograph, or object that prompts her memories. In Loren's own words, this is a collection of "unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures." Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is as elegant, entrancing, and memorable as Sophia Loren herself.

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