". Stephen colbert is far more than a comedian and improv genius.
De Niro: A LifeCrown Archetype #ad - De niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, resulting in extraordinary, assuming that role completely into his own life, chameleonic performances. The insights gained from deniro’s intense working habits shed new perspective on DeNiro’s thinking and portrayals and are wonderful to read.
Levy also spoke to de niro's collaborators and friends to depict De Niro's transition from an ambitious young man to a transfixing and enigmatic artist and cultural figure. Levy has had unprecedented access to De Niro's personal research and production materials, creating a new impression of the effort that went into the actor's legendary performances.
In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer shawn levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent.
Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Following de niro's roots as the child of artists his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr.
De Niro: A Life #ad - Of course, and, the rise of his career, his life as a father, restauranteur, to his intense schooling as an actor, and businessman, was widely celebrated who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, his current movie career, his marriages, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry.
Katharine HepburnNew Word City, Inc. #ad - And oh, what a life it was. With her distinctive, patrician voice and tsunami-force personality, Hepburn always lived life strictly on her own terms. So here is the full, epic story of "the patron saint of the independent american female, " as one critic described her - from her breakthrough in Hollywood in the early 1930s to On Golden Pond in the 1980s to her dramatic affairs with Howard Hughes and Spencer Tracy and beyond.
She also exerted a singular influence on American popular culture, challenging rigid assumptions about how women should behave - and almost single-handedly gave them permission to wear pants. The list of adjectives used to describe hepburn - bold, beautiful - only begin to hint at the complex woman who entranced audiences around the world she could also be controlling, stubborn, witty, selfish, and self-righteous.
Katharine Hepburn #ad - Katharine hepburn was far more than an iconic movie star who won four Academy Awards for best actress the most ever and made classic films - The African Queen, The Philadelphia Story, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - that still rank among the greatest of all time.
The Speckled PeopleFourth Estate #ad - He himself wants to speak English. It is a journey that ends in liberation, but not before he uncovers the long-buried secrets that lie at the bottom of his parents wardrobe. In one of the finest books to have emerged from ireland in many years, the acclaimed novelist Hugo Hamilton has finally written his own story – a deeply moving memoir about a whole family's homesickness for a country they can call their own.
. English is what they use when they hunt him down in the streets and dub him Eichmann, as they bring him to trial and sentence him to death at a mock seaside court. Out of this fear and guilt and often comical cultural entanglements, he tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and turn the twisted logic of what he is told into truth.
The Speckled People #ad - This is the most gripping book I've read in ages … It is beautifully written, fascinating, disturbing and often very funny. Roddy doylethe childhood world of Hugo Hamilton, born and brought up in Dublin, is a confused place. English is, after all, what the other children in Dublin speak. His father, demands his children speak gaelic, while his mother, a softly spoken German emigrant who has been marked by the Nazi past, a sometimes brutal Irish nationalist, speaks to them in German.
Funny LadiesNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Jam-packed with jokes, mary tyler moore, joan rivers, bette midler, whoopi goldberg, funny stories, and stand-up routines, Ellen DeGeneres, this guide to America's funniest women covers more than seventy-five famous comediennes, including Carol Burnett, Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, and others.
Cary Grant: Dark AngelArcade #ad - Cary Grant: Dark Angel #ad - As his friend and co-star deborah Kerr wrote, he was “one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of the cinema. ”. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood’s greatest stars. His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol.
His films, and north by northwest, The Philadelphia Story, including Bringing Up Baby, were timeless classics. However, grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money.
Things I Overheard While Talking to MyselfRandom House #ad - Praise for things i overheard While Talking to Myself“Engagingly thoughtful and thought-provoking. Alan alda candidly shares many stories of his life, so easily and wittily you can hear him speak as you read. Sydney sun herald“alda is chatty, easygoing and humble, rather like a Mr. An insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions alan alda has asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? And what does that even mean? Picking up where his bestselling memoir left off–having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile–Alda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life.
Rogers for grownups. Things i overheard while talking to Myself is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself. His words of inspiration would be a perfect gift for a college grad or for anyone facing major life changes. Publishers weekly starred review“Smart, engaged, funny and observant.
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself #ad - San antonio Express-News. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, he listens in on things he’s heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life–from the turbulence of the sixties, and beyond.
Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he notices that “doorways are where the truth is told, family, ” and wonders if there’s one thing–art, money, activism, fame–that could lead to a “life of meaning.
The Ninth Hour: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Rendered with remarkable delicacy, and intelligence, heart, Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour is a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today. A magnificent new novel from one of america’s finest writers—a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.
On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens a gas tap in his Brooklyn tenement. Saviour, an aging nun, unbidden, appears, a Little Nursing Sister of the Sick Poor, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In catholic brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence, and yet his suicide, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, decorum, though never spoken of, superstition, reverberates through many lives—testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, even through multiple generations.
The Ninth Hour: A Novel #ad - He is determined to prove—to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife—that “the hours of his life. Belonged to himself alone. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called HospitalityAnchor #ad - Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it’s like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for and often a whole lot more. Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge.
Along his journey tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. Jacob tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. He’s checked you in, cleaned your toilet, given you a wake-up call, checked you out, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, denied you a late checkout, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, and taken your money.
. Prepare to be amused, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, shocked, the housekeeping department’s dirty little secrets—not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, who are rarely on their best behavior. In the tradition of kitchen confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent and misspent in the hotel industry.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality #ad - Heads in beds is a funny, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, authentic, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Thanks to him you’ll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. This book and a timely proffered twenty-dollar bill will help you score late checkouts and upgrades, get free stuff galore, and make that pay-per-view charge magically disappear.
America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren'tGrand Central Publishing #ad - It features everything from chapters, to page numbers, to fonts. Worse, the L. A. Four seasons hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. Look around--we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders.
You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as america is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. You have to dial an extension! where did we lose our way?!It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost!Luckily, AMERICA AGAIN will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink.
America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't #ad - Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare "i shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade" to food "Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber", such as think-shuddering" to the economy "Life is giving us lemons, Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder CatDelacorte Press #ad - It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. But it was homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life.
Once in nine lives, something extraordinary happens. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night.
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat #ad - Bonus: this edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes. Then gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned.