Most popular Biography: arts & entertainment books
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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.
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.
A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK!
A concise and illustrated biography on one of the world's most influential couturiers and founder of a global fashion brand.
Au Revois!The name's Trotter, Derek Trotter, and the world of business is my speciality. And whether you're a Director, middle management, a junior staff hotshot, or the one that fetches the sandwiches, it will help you get to where you're going.
The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.
"Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success"--
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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.
In an intimate and eye-opening story, roundly praised as the best available insight on Queen, Peter Hince recounts twelve years on the road with Freddie Mercury, Brian May and co. This truly is the definitive book on the 20th century's most iconic rock band.
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
In this entertaining and surprisingly moving autobiography, Timmy shares his journey through TV stardom, cycling the Camino and his passion for art.
The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time.
Iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.
'Massively enjoyable.' Dawn French
The star of MAN ON WIRE offers a meditation on the ecstasy of conquering our fears and reaching for the stars, translated and introduced by Paul Auster
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.
The authorised biography of Nick Lowe, the 'Jesus of Cool'.
Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. With a foreword by punk rock legend, Patti Smith.
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.
'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.'
"This book is based on new evidence from the explosive hit podcast Epstein: Devil in the Darkness".
The official companion to the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders. Packed full of unseen images, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show, this is the only book for fans preparing for the highly anticipated fifth season.
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
The riveting, poignant, star-studded and hilarious memoir of award-winning author Clancy Sigal's time as a film agent on the make in Blacklist-era Hollywood.
Who am I, again?'Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and told with Lenny's trademark energy - expect recipes, comic strips, and tips for aspiring comedians - Who Am I, Again? is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts.
A warm, redemptive, honest, authentic, FUNNY book about life, love and realising that you're good enough.
A fascinating biography of the poetry of Clive James
The inspirational story of Mary Quant's stellar career