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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
by Maxwell King

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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Fred Rogers (1928鈥?003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of <i>Mister Rogers鈥?Neighborhood</i>, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.<br /> 聽<br /><i>The Good Neighbor,</i> the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers鈥檚 personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, <i>The聽</i><i>Good N</i><i>eighbor</i> is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
Naturally Tan: A Memoir
by Tan France

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>USA Today </i>Hottest Book of the Summer for 2019!</b><br /><b>A Best Nonfiction Book for 2019 in<i> Woman's Day</i>!</b><br /><b>One of Hello Giggles's "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"!</b></p><p>鈥淛ust when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny.鈥?鈥擜ntoni Porowski</p><p><b>In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix鈥檚 Emmy Award-winning smash-hit <i>Queer Eye</i> reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious </b><b>home became a fashion icon鈥攁nd the first openly gay, South Asian man on </b><b>television鈥攕imply by being <i>Naturally Tan</i>.</b></p><p>In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and marrying the love of his life鈥攁 Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. </p><p>From one of the stars of Netflix鈥檚 runaway hit show Queer Eye, <i>Naturally Tan</i> is so much more than fashion dos and don鈥檛s鈥攖hough of course Tan can鈥檛 resist steering everyone away from bootcut jeans! Full of candid observations about U.S. and U.K. cultural differences, what he sees when you slide into his DMs, celebrity encounters, and the behind-the-scenes realities of 鈥渞eality TV,鈥?Naturally Tan gives us Tan鈥檚 unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.</p><p>In Tan's own words, <b>鈥淭he book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.鈥?lt;/b></p>
Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever
by Gavin Edwards

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show <em>Mister Rogers鈥?Neighborhood</em> that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times.</strong> <br /><br /><em>Won鈥檛 you be my neighbor?</em></p><p>For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. Warm and welcoming, he spoke directly to children鈥攁nd their parents鈥攁bout the marvels of the world, the things that worried them, and above all, the importance of being themselves. Dressed in his cardigan and sneakers, Fred Rogers offered a wholesome message of generosity and love that changed the landscape of television and shaped a generation of children. Kindness and Wonder pays tribute to this cultural icon: the unique, gentle man who embodied the best of what we could be. </p><p>Looking back at the history of the show and the creative visionary behind it, pop culture aficionado Gavin Edwards reminds us of the indelible lessons and insights that Mister Rogers conveyed鈥攚hat it means to be a good person, to be open-hearted, to be thoughtful, to be curious, to be compassionate鈥攁nd why they matter. Beautifully crafted, infused with Mister Rogers鈥?gentle spirit, and featuring dozens of interviews with people whose lives were touched by Fred Rogers鈥攔anging from Rita Moreno to NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann鈥?lt;em>Kindness and Wonder</em> is a love letter to this unforgettable cultural hero and role model, and the beautiful neighborhood he created.</p>
It's Garry Shandling's Book
by Random House

Language

English

Pages

469

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>From Judd Apatow comes an intimate portrait of his mentor, the legendary stand-up comic and star of <i>The Larry Sanders Show,</i> with never-before-seen journal entries and photos, as well as new contributions by fellow comedians and writers.<br /></b><br /> Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, <i>It鈥檚 Garry Shandling鈥檚 Show </i>and <i>The Larry Sanders Show,</i> broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like <i>30 Rock</i> and <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm,</i> and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole new generation of comics. There鈥檚 no one better to tell Shandling鈥檚 story than Judd Apatow鈥擲handling gave Apatow one of his first jobs and remained his mentor for the rest of his life鈥攁nd the book expands on Apatow鈥檚 Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, <i>The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling</i>.<br /><br />Here, Apatow has gathered journal entries, photographs, and essays for a close-up look at the artist who turned his gaze back onto the world of show business. Beyond his success, though, Shandling struggled with fame, the industry of art, and the childhood loss of his brother, which forever affected his personal and professional lives. His diaries show Shandling to be self-aware and insightful, revealing a deep philosophical and spiritual side. Contributions by comedians and other leading lights of the industry, as well as people who grew up with Shandling, along with never-before-seen pieces of scripts and brilliant jokes that he never performed, shed new light on every facet of his life and work. This book is the final word on the lasting impact of the great Garry Shandling.
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2: Political Scandal, P...
by Robert Lacey

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b><b>Can鈥檛 get enough of <i>The Crown</i>? In this must-have exploration of the history behind seasons 2 and 3 of Peter Morgan鈥檚 Emmy-winning Netflix drama, the show鈥檚 historical consultant answers all your questions alongside beautifully reproduced archival photographs.</b><br /></b><br /> In this eye-opening companion to seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix鈥檚 acclaimed series <i>The Crown, </i>renowned biographer and historical consultant Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama.<br /><br /> Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political, and personal moments and their effects鈥攏ot only on the royal family but also on the world around them. From the Suez Crisis and the U.S.鈥揝oviet space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor鈥檚 collaboration with Hitler, along with the rumored issues with the royal marriage, the book provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show explores, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama.<br /><br /> Fascinating and fast-paced, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the Queen.<br /><br /><b><i>The Crown</i> is now available to watch on Netflix.<br /><br /><i>The Crown</i> is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.</b>
Robin
by Dave Itzkoff

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English

Pages

527

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<p><b>From </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams 鈥?a compelling portrait of one of America鈥檚 most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in <i>Mork & Mindy</i> and his Academy Award-winning performance in <i>Good Will Hunting</i>, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations 鈥?all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. </p><p>But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams鈥檚 comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like <i>Dead Poets Society</i>; <i>Good Morning, Vietnam</i>; <i>The Fisher King</i>; <i>Aladdin</i>; and <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in <i>Good Will Hunting </i>he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent.</p><p>Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression 鈥?topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews 鈥?and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, <i>Robin</i> is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.</p>
The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001 - 2019:...
by America's Test Kitchen

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English

Pages

1040

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>19 Years of the Hit TV Show Captured in One Complete Volume</b><br /><br />Here is your last chance to find every recipe prepared on public television's top-rated cooking show over 19 seasons all in a single compendium, including the new season that debuts in January 2019. You'll also get up-to-date equipment and ingredient ratings drawn from the show's equipment testing and taste-testing segments. And you'll see the behind-the-scenes action--how the show comes together, what it takes to be a test cook, and more.<br /><br />Cook along with the latest season as it airs with these new recipes: Next-Level Chicken Piccata, Beef Short Rib Ragu, Roasted Whole Side of Salmon, One-Hour Pizza, Chinese Pork Dumplings, Crispy Ground Beef Tacos, Roasted Poblano and Black Bean Enchiladas, Falafel, Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chile, Peanuts, and Mint, Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits, Best Lemon Bars, Brazilian Cheese Bread, Chocolate Cream Pie, and more.
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winsto...
by Robert Lacey

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b>The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow,聽<i>The Crown</i>聽by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills</b><br /> 聽<br /> Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen.<br /> 聽<br /> As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top.<br /> 聽<br /> Written by the show鈥檚 historical consultant, royal biographer Robert Lacey, and filled with beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills, <i>The Crown: The Official Companion: Volume 1 </i>adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we鈥檝e never seen her before.
Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers
by Shea Tuttle

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<p>Welcome to the spiritual neighborhood of Fred Rogers</p><p>鈥淚 like you as you are<br /> Exactly and precisely<br /> I think you turned out nicely<br /> And I like you as you are.鈥?lt;/p><p>Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn鈥檛 simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are.聽</p><p>In聽<i>Exactly as You Are</i>, Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers鈥檚 life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through聽<i>Mister Rogers鈥?Neighborhood</i>. She pays particular attention to his faith鈥攂ecause Fred Rogers was a deeply spiritual person, ordained by his church with a one-of-a-kind charge: to minister to children and families through television.聽</p><p>Tuttle explores this kind, influential, sometimes surprising man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be. Throughout, Tuttle shows how he was guided by his core belief: that God loves children, and everyone else, exactly as they are.</p>
Bossypants
by Tina Fey

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

April 05, 2011

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<b>Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for <i>30 Rock</i>, <i>Mean Girls</i>, and <i>SNL</i> (<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>).</b><b><br /></b>Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.<br />She has seen both these dreams come true.<br />At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.<br />Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've always suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.<br />(<i>Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!</i>)

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