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21. Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists (Large Print 16pt) - Francine Brokaw

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Ever wonder what really goes on behind the scenes of the Oscars? Want to know which actors are funny and which ones are just plain boring? What is it like to interview Madonna, Robin Williams, and Pierce Brosnan? All of these questions (and many more) are answered by veteran entertainment journalist Francine Brokaw. With a delightful mixture of wit and honesty, Francine gives readers an uncensored view of life as an entertainment journalist. In addition to her own perspective, Francine's colleagues across the country weigh in on questions like... What is the best swag you've ever received? What is the most memorable interview you've ever conducted? Have you ever had to interview someone rude? Perfect for a weekend read or as a companion text to an introductory course in mass media, Beyond the Red Carpet is an informative and entertaining book that covers every aspect of the business of entertainment journalism.

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22. Bleak Expectations (Large Print 16pt) - Mark Evans

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You think you know the entire story of ''''Bleak Expectations'''' but look! Now it's also a big, fat, juicy book. Like the radio series, but with added jokes, extra bits of story, additional dimensions to characters and masses more paper. Unless you're reading it as an e - book in which case ...masses more digital information bits. ''''Bleak Expectations'''' recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to repair his destroyed family and distinctly damaged life, aided by his best friend Harry Biscuit and definitely not aided by his cruel and ironically named guardian Mr Gently Benevolent and his accomplices, the fearsome Hardthrasher siblings. Weep! As Pip is sent to Britain's nastiest boarding school, St Bastard's. Gasp! As the true extent of his despicable guardian's plan becomes clear. Worry! As our hero is committed to the Workhouse, where he meets the hideous poverty - punishments of the treadmill, the grindstone and the painwheel. Sigh! As Pip finds love with London's most eligible frail beauty, Miss Flora Dies - Early. Find a tenterhook and sit on it! Grim circumstances, mistaken identities, unlikely inheritances, nightmarish court cases, ridiculous names, convenient coincidences to resolve plot problems, over - sentimental death scenes and lots and lots of adjectives: ''''Bleak Expectations'''' is the novel Charles Dickens might have written after drinking far too much gin.

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23. Blood Relations Christian and Jew in the Merchant of Venice (Large Print 16pt) - Janet Adelman

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In Blood Relations' Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With her distinctive psychological acumen' she argues that Shakespeares play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed familial relationship between Christianity and Judaism. Adelman locates the promise - threat - of Jewish conversion as a particular site of tension in the play. Drawing on a variety of cultural materials' she demonstrates that' despite the triumph of its Christians' The Merchant of Venice reflects Christian anxiety and guilt about its simultaneous dependence on and disavowal of Judaism. In this startling psycho - theological analysis' both the insistence that Shylocks daughter Jessica remain racially bound to her father after her conversion and the depiction of Shylock as a bloody - minded monster are understood as antidotes to Christian uneasiness about a Judaism it can neither own nor disown. In taking seriously the religious discourse of The Merchant of Venice' Adelman offers in Blood Relations an indispensable book on the play and on the fascinating question of Jews and Judaism in Renaissance England and beyond.

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24. Blowin' Hot and Cool Jazz and Its Critics (Large Print 16pt) - John Gennari

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In the illustrious and richly documented history of American jazz, no figure has been more controversial than the jazz critic. Jazz critics can be revered or reviled often both but they should not be ignored. And while the tradition of jazz has been covered from seemingly every angle, nobody has ever turned the pen back on itself to chronicle the many writers who have helped define how we listen to and how we understand jazz. That is, of course, until now. In Blowin' Hot and Cool, John Gennari provides a definitive history of jazz criticism from the 1920s to the present. The music itself is prominent in his account, as are the musicians from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, and beyond. But the work takes its shape from fascinating stories of the tradition's key critics Leonard Feather, Martin Williams, Whitney Balliett, Dan Morgenstern, Gary Giddins, and Stanley Crouch, among many others. Gennari is the first to show the many ways these critics have mediated the relationship between the musicians and the audience not merely as writers, but in many cases as producers, broadcasters, concert organizers, and public intellectuals as well. For Gennari, the jazz tradition is not so much a collection of recordings and performances as it is a rancorous debate and the dissonant noise clamoring in response to the sounds of jazz. Against the backdrop of racial strife, class and gender issues, war, and protest that has defined the past seventy - five years in America, Blowin' Hot and Cool brings to the fore jazz's most vital critics and the role they have played not only in defining the history of jazz but also in shaping jazz's significance in American culture and life.

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25. Blowin' Hot and Cool Jazz and Its Critics (Large Print 16pt) - John Gennari

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In the illustrious and richly documented history of American jazz, no figure has been more controversial than the jazz critic. Jazz critics can be revered or reviled often both but they should not be ignored. And while the tradition of jazz has been covered from seemingly every angle, nobody has ever turned the pen back on itself to chronicle the many writers who have helped define how we listen to and how we understand jazz. That is, of course, until now. In Blowin' Hot and Cool, John Gennari provides a definitive history of jazz criticism from the 1920s to the present. The music itself is prominent in his account, as are the musicians from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, and beyond. But the work takes its shape from fascinating stories of the tradition's key critics Leonard Feather, Martin Williams, Whitney Balliett, Dan Morgenstern, Gary Giddins, and Stanley Crouch, among many others. Gennari is the first to show the many ways these critics have mediated the relationship between the musicians and the audience not merely as writers, but in many cases as producers, broadcasters, concert organizers, and public intellectuals as well. For Gennari, the jazz tradition is not so much a collection of recordings and performances as it is a rancorous debate and the dissonant noise clamoring in response to the sounds of jazz. Against the backdrop of racial strife, class and gender issues, war, and protest that has defined the past seventy - five years in America, Blowin' Hot and Cool brings to the fore jazz's most vital critics and the role they have played not only in defining the history of jazz but also in shaping jazz's significance in American culture and life.

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26. Catherine Tate Laugh It Up! (Large Print 16pt) - Tina Ogle

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Catherine Tate is far too talented and must be destroyed' is how DawnFrench described the newcomer after they appeared together in the short - lived BBC comedy series ''Wild West in 2002''. Although not a particularly well - known face to television audiences at the time, Catherine had steadily been building her career as an actress and comedy performer for many years, having decided on a career as an actress while she was still at school. Born in London in 1968, Catherine was brought up by her mother and grandmother, her mother having left her father when Catherine was a baby. Catherine went to Notre Dame High School in Southwark and the Salesian College in Battersea before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama. Her talent for comedy eventually led to appearances in ''The Harry Hill Show'' and ''That Peter Kay Thing'' and to her becoming involved in Lee Mack's ''New Bits'' show at the Edinburgh Festival.A starring role in her own, sell - out, one - woman show in Edinburgh was followed by the offer of the role alongside Dawn French in Wild West. ''The Catherine Tate Show'' and the host of characters, from the argumentative teenager Lauren Cooper to the foul - mouthed Nan Taylor and the effete Derek Faye, along with their myriad catchphrases, quickly followed, establishing Catherine as a household name, although few of her comedy fans realize that she has also appeared in productions at The National Theatre and with The Royal Shakespeare Company. Catherine leads a very private life along with her partner, stage manager Twig Clark, and their young daughter, Erin. ''Laugh It Up!'' (catchphrase of her character Geordie Georgie) is the first major unauthorised biography of Catherine Tate, Tina Ogle drawing on numerous interviews and background material to build a true and complete portrait of this hugely talented performer.

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27. Cato a Tragedy. as It Is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lan - Joseph Addison

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28. Christmas Carol Favorites -

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29. Circle It, Prince Facts, Word Search, Puzzle Book - Lowry Global Media LLCMark Schumacher

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We all loved Prince. This Word Search is a tribute to the extraordinary person who brought us such joy, Prince.

You already really like word searches, but most books are virtually the same with just lists of words. There must be something more, and now there is; in our books you can read interesting facts, the bold words within the text can be found in the puzzle on the opposite page. No more boring lists of words™.

This book contains interesting facts about Prince. It reads like a book and it also has page after page of word search puzzles.

Why just work through lists of words when you can discover interesting facts about Prince and enjoy some stimulating Circle It word search. No more boring lists of words™. The words for the Circle It word search are in bold within the text. All of the Facts series of Circle It word search books contain a wide variety of community contributed information that is useful, interesting, and fun. Get yours today.






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30. Circle It, Stephen Colbert Facts, Word Search, Puzzle Book - Lowry Global Media LLCMark Schumacher

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Do you love Stephen Colbert, then your just found the right book!!!

You already really like word searches, but most books are virtually the same with just lists of words. There must be something more, and now there is; in our books you can read interesting facts, the bold words within the text can be found in the puzzle on the opposite page. No more boring lists of words™.

This book contains interesting facts about Stephen Colbert. It reads like a book and it also has page after page of word search puzzles.

Why just work through lists of words when you can discover interesting facts about Stephen Colbert and enjoy some stimulating Circle It word search. No more boring lists of words™. The words for the Circle It word search are in bold within the text. All of the Facts series of Circle It word search books contain a wide variety of community contributed information that is useful, interesting, and fun. Get yours today.






Each "Circle It" word search book has an interesting subject, like:

     * Dog Facts

     * Cat Facts

     * Lake Fish Facts

     * World War II Facts

     * Jimmy Fallon Facts

     * Chocolate Facts

     * ...many many more (100+ titles)

Lowry Global Media, Circle It Word Search Books are all available from your favorite online bookseller.
Just search for "Lowry Global Media" to see all of our word search titles.

Looking for a gift? Our books are great for anyone ages 12 to 99.

 

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31. Cosi Insight Text Guide (Large Print 16pt) - Anica Boulanger-Mashberg

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Cosi is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to Louis Nowra's play contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.

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32. Daniel Craig The Biography Of Britain's Best Actor (Large Print 16pt) - Sarah Marshall

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He's charismatic, talented and extremely sexy. His breathtaking performance as the latest James Bond won him legions of fans and proved that, as well as being an outstanding actor, he coud cut it as an action hero and redefine a cinematic icon to huge critical acclaim. This year, he will be thrust into the spotlight once more as he takes the lead role in the hotly anticipated remake of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Having attended London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he hit the big time when he secured a role in the award - winning BBC drama Our Friends in the North. His subsequent roles in Layer Cake and Munich have cemented his position as one of the UK's finest actors.

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33. Dave Matthews Band Step Into the Light (Large Print 16pt) - Morgan Delancey

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The best - selling first book about the Grammy - winning mega - band. Step Into the Light... with the Dave Matthews Band. From their initial stints in 1991 at the local bars of Charlottesville, Virginia to selling over 15 million CDs and becoming one of North America's most successful touring acts, this book chronicles the musical development of Dave Matthews and fellow band members Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Leroi Moore, and Boyd Tinsley. The initial 1998 biography offered a complete chronology of the Grammy - winning band's rise to stardom, exclusive interviews, a first - hand account of DMB on the road, and never - before - published photos. The New Revised 2nd Edition adds exclusive new photos to the original and two new chapters that chart the band's activities from 1998 - 2001, right up to the release of Everyday! Step into the Light provides fascinating commentary on Before These Crowded Streets, Live at Luther College, Listener Supported, and the band's guest appearance on the best - selling Santana Supernatural; it also expands on the personal lives of each band member, and provides new coverage of DMB tours, the creation of Dave's own record label (According to Our Records), and the growth of a worldwide DMB fandom. This new, revised edition of the authoritative book on DMB is completely up to date. Find out where DMB has come from, how it got to Everyday, and where it's going soon.

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34. David E. Kelley The Man Behind Ally McBeal (Large Print 16pt) - Josh Levine

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America's luckiest guy? The real story behind the most important man in the lives of Michelle Pfeiffer and Ally McBeal. I love Ally McBeal, says one female fan. ''She's gorgeous, she has a great job, men are crazy about her, and she's still unhappy! Well, if Ally can be unhappy then I can be unhappy too.''
Is that what the popularity of Ally McBeal is about? Misery loves company? Only partly. The dialogue is scintillating, the characters peculiar, the stories - and not just those fantasy moments - are creative and surprising. But most of all, Ally McBeal is about romance. First - date kisses. Lost chances. Jealous suspicions. Raging desire. Wattle fetishes. As Shakespeare and David E. Kelley know, these are everyone's favorite topics. How did David Kelley, the man behind Ally McBeal, become one of the most exciting writer/creator/producers working in television today? How did a young lawyer with almost no writing experience end up scripting some of the best episodes of L.A. Law? And go on to create Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, and The Practice? And then marry Michelle Pfeiffer? And create a female character named Ally who would become so popular, so loved and reviled, that she would end up on the cover of Time? Depending on which newspaper columnist or public commentator you ask, Ally McBeal is either destroying the American feminist movement or revealing the secret hopes and desires of women across the country. In Ally, David Kelley has captured the spirit of our times. And he's having fun doing it, too.
Find out how, in David E. Kelley: The Man Behind ''Ally McBeal.''

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35. Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Editor Jonathan Cott

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36. Deborah Harry Platinum Blonde - Cathay Che

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Written with Deborah Harry's co - operation Platinum Blonde was the first portrait of the original Rock Goddess. With her unapologetic sexuality and perfectly aggressive pop, Ms Harry has remained a lasting icon of cool, synonymous with New York City attitude and the intersecting worlds of punk, rock, rap, art, film and fashion. Though a mainstream pop star, Deborah was never predictable. Her punk sensibilities, her roots in bohemian, alternative culture and her friendships with controversial artists such as William Burroughs and Andy Warhol set her apart from the archetypal sex symbol and pin - up girl. As bold and uncensored as the women herself, this quirky, broad sweeping biography, filled with new insights from Deborah, her friends, family and peers, is seeped in the vitality of down town New York and spiked with anecdotes of a maverick musician at large in a world of fame.

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37. Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips&Tricks - Gregory Georges

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38. Don't Stop Believin' The Unofficial Guide to Glee (Large Print 16pt) - Erin Balser

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The kids in McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Gleeis unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular hours on TV, earning an astounding 19 Emmy nominations in its first season. In addition to the show's staggering success, Glee's songs have been heating up the music charts, with 25 tracks on the 2009 hot 100 list, a hit - rate topped only by the Beatles when they had 31 hits in 1964.Don't Stop Believin' pays tribute to the glorious mash - up of music, comedy, drama and social commentary that has put Glee and its band of misfits in the spotlight. Written by gleeks extraordinaire Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner, the book is jam - packed with:
an in - depth episode - by - episode exploration of the show, focusing on themes, storylines and main characters
all the details on the hit songs in every episode, behind - the - scenes happenings and the show's entertainment and cultural references
exclusive interviews with Glee actors including Stephen Tobolowsky (Sandy Ryerson), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Ken Avenido (Howard Bamboo)
personal stories from fellow gleeks about what the show means to them
biographies of the principal players and guest stars
the story of the making of Glee and how it was brought to life by creator Ryan Murphy
fun and informative sidebars
terrific on - and off - set photos of the cast
Capturing all the highs and lows of this ground - breaking series, Don't Stop Believin' is a show - stopping guide to Glee's journey - the perfect companion for fans who demand an encore once the curtain falls.

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39. Down the Tube The Diary of My Week in TV Hell. 200 Channels. No Escape. (Large Print 16pt) - Bill Brownstein

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A couch potato's downward spiral. Imagine yourself at home on your couch, contractually obligated to remain in front of your satellite - rigged television for a period of seven days, at the end of which you will produce a funny but penetrating account of your journey - a virtual one - through the strange and culturally revealing landscape of the 200 - channel universe. Bill Brownstein did just that and Down the Tube is his hilarious survival guide, complete with the expert testimony of a psychologist who kept tabs on the couch potato's mental state. The author of the riotous Sex Carnival charts his week on the couch in this latest odyssey with a cynical eye and relentless wit. Brownstein meditates on such important questions as: Should Pamela Anderson sue the doctor who botched her breast reduction? Are those people on Springer for real? Hey, do they still play reruns of The Waltons? Nobody is immune to Brownstein's wry wit, not even big - name celebrities like Oprah, Regis, and Jerry Seinfeld.

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40. Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters - Joshua Harris

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