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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the "wild and crazy guy" with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation's most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin's creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it's like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don't know what you're going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That's the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don't censor yourself―just remember you can always throw it away that's when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin's writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin's development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

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9781628461138 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 18, 2014, cover price $85.00

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9781628461251 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business.

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Product Description: “Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what it means to be a Latina in the United States, bags full of literary wisdom.” —Los Angeles Times From the internationally acclaimed author of the bestselling novels In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents comes a rich and revealing work of nonfiction capturing the life and mind of an artist as she knits together the dual themes of coming to America and becoming a writer...read more

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9781616205584 | Reprint edition (Algonquin Books, October 28, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what it means to be a Latina in the United States, bags full of literary wisdom.

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Product Description: After living through six years of one unimaginable, surreal, and destructive event after the other, Clyde Boswell searches for answers to his existence and very survival. In his quest to make sense of the mayhem, Boswell embraces the fragments of his tumultuous life head-on in Jigsaw...read more

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9780692277126 | W & B Pub Inc, September 10, 2014, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: After living through six years of one unimaginable, surreal, and destructive event after the other, Clyde Boswell searches for answers to his existence and very survival.

Hardcover Biography

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9780743246583 | Simon & Schuster, January 12, 2010, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Hardcover Biography

Miscellaneous:

9781439170168 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $30.00

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9781400145744 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, January 25, 2010), cover price $109.99 | About this edition: Famously a playboy, Warren Beatty has also been one of the most ambitious and successful stars in Hollywood.

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9781416595564 | 1 edition (Simon & Schuster, March 23, 2010), cover price $26.00

Miscellaneous:

9781439102558 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian...read more

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9781483029184 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 4, 2014), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian.

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Product Description: A fascinating glimpse into life at home in the country with Paul and his animals.      Paul O'Grady's Country Life takes us into the home of one of Britain's best loved stars. Paul's life in rural Kent -- which he shares with his dogs, sheep, cows, chickens and owls -- is as far removed from the bright lights of celebrity as you could possibly imagine...read more

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9780593072417 | Transworld Pub, September 15, 2015, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: A fascinating glimpse into life at home in the country with Paul and his animals.

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Product Description: The author was born in Miami, Florida, on November 22, 1962. What inspired him to write this book was the love of his family and his community. He enjoyed growing up in residential community in Miami, Florida, called Richmond Heights...read more

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9781480903814 | Rosedog Pr, December 9, 2017, cover price $8.00 | About this edition: The author was born in Miami, Florida, on November 22, 1962.

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Product Description: NATIONAL BEST SELLERA stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come...read more

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9781524731595 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 7, 2017, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: NATIONAL BEST SELLERA stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

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Product Description: New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star...read more
By Flea

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9781455530533 | Grand Central Pub, October 17, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.

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9781478912903 | Unabridged edition (Grand Central Pub, October 17, 2017), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.

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Product Description: Nazi planes were bombing Paris the day a lifelong, more personal war began for Pierre. It was the day he lost his identity.Born into a famous family, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the art world of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time with some of the most famous artists of the twentieth century...read more

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9781496413833 | Tyndale Momentum, October 15, 2016, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: Nazi planes were bombing Paris the day a lifelong, more personal war began for Pierre.

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Product Description: Authorised and fully illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to King Kong, together with Jackson's revealing personal account of his six-year quest to film The Lord of the Rings...read more

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9780007175581 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, November 1, 2006, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Presents an illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to 'King Kong', together with Peter Jackson's personal account of his six-year quest to film 'The Lord of the Rings'.

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9780007440726, titled "Peter Jackson: A Film-maker’s Journey" | Harper Entertainment, May 10, 2017, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Authorised and fully illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to King Kong, together with Jackson's revealing personal account of his six-year quest to film The Lord of the Rings.

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Product Description: How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting trends for millions of parents around the world...read more

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9781459735699 | Dundurn Pr Ltd, May 2, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi.

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Product Description: This engaging biography chronicles the life and times of Cleopatra, spanning from the Ptolemaic period to recent archaeological work uncovering artifacts relating to her era.Recent turmoil in Egypt has illuminated the plight of human rights in the region, inviting a retrospective glance at the treatment―and role―of women throughout the country's history...read more

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9781440830297 | Greenwood Pub Group, June 30, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This engaging biography chronicles the life and times of Cleopatra, spanning from the Ptolemaic period to recent archaeological work uncovering artifacts relating to her era.

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Product Description: Good Friday on the Rez follows the author on a one-day, 280-mile round-trip from his boyhood Nebraska hometown of Alliance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where he reconnects with his longtime friend and blood brother, Vernell White Thunder...read more

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9781250112538 | St Martins Pr, April 25, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Good Friday on the Rez follows the author on a one-day, 280-mile round-trip from his boyhood Nebraska hometown of Alliance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where he reconnects with his longtime friend and blood brother, Vernell White Thunder.

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By Sam Taylor (trans)

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9781250099136 | St Martins Pr, April 18, 2017, cover price $27.99

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Product Description: Named one of "8 Books You Need to Read" by VultureIn 2004, after several months as an interrogator, Eric Fair’s call to serve his country has led him to a dark and frightening place. By the time he leaves Iraq after that first deployment, Fair will have participated in or witnessed a variety of aggressive interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, exposure, and isolation...read more

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9781250118424 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 11, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Named one of "8 Books You Need to Read" by VultureIn 2004, after several months as an interrogator, Eric Fair’s call to serve his country has led him to a dark and frightening place.

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Product Description: A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled citiesA remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem...read more

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9780374289102 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 5, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9780374536787 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 11, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled citiesA remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.

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Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father’s acknowledged “favorite of all the children” and her brother Jack’s “psychological twin.” She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace.The daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, Kick swept into Britain’s aristocracy like a fresh wind on a sweltering summer day. In a decaying world where everything was based on stultifying sameness and similarity, she was gloriously, exhilaratingly different. Kick was the girl whom all the boys fell in love with, the girl who remained painfully out of reach for most of them.To Kick, everything about this life was fun and amusing--until suddenly it was not. For this is also a story of how a girl like Kick, a girl who had everything, a girl who seemed made for happiness, confronted crushing sadness. Willing to pay the price for choosing the love she wanted, she would have to face the consequences of forsaking much that was dear to her.Bestselling and award-winning biographer Barbara Leaming draws on her unique access to firsthand accounts, extensive conversations with many of the key players, and previously-unseen sources to transport us to another world, one of immense wealth, arcane rituals and rules, glamour and tragedy, that has now disappeared forever. It was a world of dukes and duchesses, of grand houses, of country house weekends, and of wild rich boys. But it was also a world of blood and war, and of immeasurable loss. It was a time of complete upheaval, as reflected in the life of this most unlikely and unforgettable central character. Kick Kennedy reveals her story, that of a young girl learning about love, sex, and death--and doing it all at warp speed as the world races toward war and then reels in the war’s chaotic aftermath. This is the coming-of-age story of the female star of the Kennedy family, and ultimately a tragic, romantic story that will break your heart.

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9781250071316 | Thomas Dunne Books, April 12, 2016, cover price $27.99

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9781250115935 | Reprint edition (Thomas Dunne Books, April 11, 2017), cover price $16.99

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9781427281265 | Macmillan Audio, April 12, 2016, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father’s acknowledged “favorite of all the children” and her brother Jack’s “psychological twin.

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Product Description: "[A] stirring saga...Vivid and intimate, Ms. Sankovitch's account entertains us with Puritans and preachers, Tories and rebels, abolitionists and industrialists, lecturers and poets ... Ms. Sankovitch has made a compelling contribution to Massachusetts and American History...read more

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9781250069207 | St Martins Pr, April 11, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: "[A] stirring saga.

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