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Face It: A Memoir
'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up, yet I was very serious.'
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch - The Perfect Gift for Fans of the Hit BBC TV series
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story
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Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
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In Pieces
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
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My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller
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You Know it Makes Sense: Lessons from the Derek Trotter School of Business (and life)
It's a rocky road full of potholes, speed cameras, people who don't indicate, mouthy cyclists, and all sorts of obstacles designed to get on your tits. You Know It Makes Sense is the definitive business guide, designed pacifically to help steer you in the right direction.
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Dramatic Exchanges: Letters of the National Theatre
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I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me
'Massively enjoyable.' Dawn French
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Mouthy - Unfiltered, Uncensored & Honest as Ever
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My Crazy World: The Autobiography
The remarkable autobiography of Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan and one of Ireland's legendary rock stars
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Just Kids
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
The second volume of beloved actress Julie Andrews' memoirs: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and her enduring career in Hollywood.
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Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller
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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars ('SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND BLISSFULLY FUNNY' Time Out) tells his hilarious and moving coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
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Barefoot Pilgrimage
Andrea Corr's Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir.
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How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
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Mary Quant: My Autobiography
The inspirational story of Mary Quant's stellar career
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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
A complete guide to the hilariously niche and wonderfully obscure world of commercial digital indie radio's most-unproducible hammer legends: Elis James and John Robins.
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Quitters Never Win
A British underdog in the greatest fighting championship on earth, he spent the next decade winning some of the championship's most sensational contests to achieve his dream, becoming the first ever British UFC world champion in 2016.
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In Strictest Confidence
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood's frank and funny biographies takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star's `fab-u-LOUS' life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
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Mister Good Times: The enthralling life story of a legendary DJ
Mister Good Times is the enthralling life story of the legendary DJ Norman Jay MBE, encompassing his passions of football, fashion and multicultural London; a vivid and engaging portrait of the man behind the music that has inspired a whole generation of dance music fans worldwide.
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Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me
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Before We Was We: Madness by Madness
A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope & Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records.
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M Train
REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation., Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.
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Restoration Heart: A Memoir
Restoration Heart is William Cash's 'restore-a-wreck' memoir of house and heart.
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Howard Stern Comes Again
Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favourites? It's one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer.
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Best Foot Forward
A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.
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At the Birth of Bowie: Life with the Man Who Became a Legend
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Zippy and Me: My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet
This hilarious autobiography of Rainbow puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew is the first behind-the-scenes look at the iconic children's TV programme
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Lives of Lucian Freud: YOUTH 1922 - 1968
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In Strictest Confidence
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood's frank and funny biographies takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star's `fab-u-LOUS' life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
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Room to Dream
The extraordinary (and typically unconventional) memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaks
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Let The Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces and The Who
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Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story
This book will be the first and only time that Jordan will tell her story in her own words.
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High School
From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story.
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Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Adventures in the Ordinary
Warm, funny and (mostly) true stories about the oddities of everyday life, the follow-up to Curious.
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Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
Outrageously funny story-telling from the nation's favourite comedian. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the 'Best of Billy Connolly'. 'One of stand-up's great naturals. No one told a story better.' Guardian
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Crazy From The Heat
NOBODY NOTICED, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE G-STRING CAME UNDONE -- WELL, I NOTICED -- NOBODY NOTICED THE MONEY, LIKE, FLOATING AROUND. I WOKE UP AT SOME POINT AROUND DAWN, THE TWO OF THEM WERE ASLEEP, AND ALL THREE OF US WERE COVERED WITH MONEY, EVERY SQUARE INCH OF SKIN HAD A DOLLAR BILL PASTED TO IT -- THERE WAS NOTHING BUT.
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Always Smiling: The World According to Toff
Half memoir, half inspirational, positive guide to life, ALWAYS SMILING is the first book from the nation's favourite reality TV star Toff.
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Modern Nature: Journals, 1989 - 1990
*****AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4***** A meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness. Modern Nature is both a diary of the garden and a meditation by Jarman on his own life: his childhood, his time as a young gay man in the 1960s, his renowned career as an artist, writer and film-maker.
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Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98
In 1980, Houghton set up his own PR company, Brassneck Publicity, and for the next 20 years the list of his charges reads like a who's who of some of the greatest, most influential, and most dysfunctional cult groups of the post-punk era and beyond. It is his indefatigable belief that it was always the music that came first.
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Unmasked
"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you've had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical theatre."