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📒They Call Me Supermensch ✍ Shep Gordon
✏They Call Me Supermensch Book Summary : An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, no self-esteem, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma—and fondness for a good time. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his free-wheeling, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, when the raspy singer punched him in the face. Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider.
📒Dazzle Me Dead ✍ Lindsay Maracotta
✏Dazzle Me Dead Book Summary : A “Dead is the New Fabulous” Mystery (#2) “Lindsay Maracotta has created in Lucy an exhilarating smart and sassy character. Her insider’s take crackles with fresh insight and laugh-out-loud one-liners.” —Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author “Killingly amusing. Lindsay Maracotta wields the sharpest tongue since Nora Ephron banged out Heartburn. The book’s social observations are right on the money.” —The Chicago Tribune Lucy Frampton just wants to make animated movies and to raise as functional a family as possible in the midst of Hollywood’s special brand of madness. Unfortunately, when her producer-husband Kit scores his first blockbuster movie, he is stricken with dreaded "Mogus Virus"—(a common ailment!), which compels seemingly down-to-earth people to hire personal chefs and trainers and share enough air-kisses to inflate the Hindenburg. And adding to the crazy is the suspicious on-location death of his director, the much-despised whiz-kid Jeremy Lord. What’s a rational wife to do? Suddenly Lucy's only hope of maintaining some semblance of domestic bliss is to dive alone into the Pacific Palisades shark pool of actors, agents, industry honchos, lavish spenders, spoiled brats, ex-wives and voluptuous nannies, and surface with the killer. Her only weapon in this ocean of sex, lies, and camera phones is her irreverence and smarts —and they may not be formidable enough to protect Lucy from the dangerous predator who's circling....
📒Start You Up ✍ Steve Jones
✏Start You Up Book Summary : Turn yourself “up to eleven” with Steve Jones’s unique take on personal branding. Steve Jones, music industry insider and author of Brand Like a Rock Star, once again takes readers on a trip through rock history to reveal often-overlooked lessons on personal branding. The stories Jones has to tell--how a drummer reinvented his instrument when he lost his arm, why Nikki Sixx’s lifestyle killed him and brought him back, how the forces that nearly tore Fleetwood Mac apart actually made their music better--provide the colorful backdrop for the critical lessons on building a high-power personal brand. The book is comprised of five sections that outline the “Five Ps of Personal Branding”--the building blocks for a personal brand: • Positioning--discovering the reader’s unique story • Presentation--laying a framework for communicating personal brands • Passion--how to turn a love into a life’s work • Purpose--crafting a personal brand to make the most impact • Profits--generating a profit, emotionally or fiscally, through personal branding No matter what stage a career is in, success today in any field requires a rock star personal brand. Start You Up will set readers on the path to the goals they’ve always had--and ones they didn’t know were attainable.
📒With Friends Like These ✍ Sally Koslow
✏With Friends Like These Book Summary : Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met after answering a roommate ad for an apartment. Despite having little in common, the women became fast friends. A decade later, Quincy, a Midwestern introvert, is trying to overcome a set of tragedies by hunting for the perfect home; Talia, a high-energy California wife and mom, is growing resentful of her friends’ greater financial stability; timid Chloe, from New England and also a mother, is trying to deflect pressure from her husband, a hedge fund manager, to play the role of trophy wife; and Jules, a fiercely independent New York City native and entrepreneur, is confronting her forties alone. As the women wrestle with the challenges of love and motherhood, will their relationships survive? Witty and wise, Sally Koslow’s With Friends Like These hits an emotional bull’s-eye for anyone who has had—or even been—a less than perfect pal. This high-five to sisterhood will leave you certain that close friends can never be replaced. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sally Koslow's The Late, Lamented Molly Marx.
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📒Brothas Be Yo Like George Ain T That Funkin Kinda Hard On You ✍ George Clinton
✏Brothas Be Yo Like George Ain t That Funkin Kinda Hard On You Book Summary : The long-awaited memoir from one of the greatest bandleaders, hit makers, and most influential pop artists of our time—known for over forty R&B hit singles—George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic. George Clinton began his musical career in New Jersey, where his obsession with doo-wop and R&B led to a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his friends also styled hair in the local shop—the way kids often got their musical start in the ’50s. But how many kids like that ended up playing to tens of thousands of rabid fans alongside a diaper-clad guitarist? How many of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage during concerts? How many put their stamp on four decades of pop music, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond? One of them. That’s how many. How George Clinton got from barbershop quartet to funk music megastar is a story for the ages. As a high school student he traveled to New York City, where he absorbed all the trends in pop music, from traditional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, not to mention the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. By the dawn of the seventies, he had emerged as the leader of a wildly creative musical movement composed mainly of two bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And by the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire were dominating the soul charts as well as the pop charts. He was an artistic visionary, visual icon, merry prankster, absurdist philosopher, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was like no one else in pop music, before or since. Written with wit, humor, and candor, this memoir provides tremendous insight into America’s music industry as forever changed by Clinton’s massive talent. This is a story of a beloved global icon who dedicated himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.
📒Journal Of Architectural And Planning Research ✍ American Institute of Architects
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📒Patterns Of Development ✍ George Sternlieb
✏Patterns of Development Book Summary : Why are Denver and Houston floundering? Yet downtown Chicago is holding its own and Manhattan is the hottest real estate market in the country? Is frost coming to the Sunbelt? Where are the new markets? What does Hi-Tech really mean to development? Is American industry doomed to follow England? The baker's dozen of essays in this new book provides an unparalleled range of insight and hard-nosed answers. They range from housing to the central city; from job prospects to the impact of technology on retailing. The stress is on the big picture of changes in demography, the economy, and government. But it is geared to provide practical answers for the tough questions of where we are going-and how to understand the processes which are shaping the future. The book starts with Housing: 1. The Housing Locomotive and the Demographic Caboose 2. Structuring the Future: Housing and the Social Compact 3. A Review of Past Policies and Future Directions in Housing 4. Housing the Poor in a Post-Shelter Society 5. HUD—A Study in Power and Piety And then turns to the Central City: 6. The Central City in America 7. The City in a National Economic Context 8. The Uncertain Future of the Central City It pulls both sections together by looking at the new success story— New York City: 9. Housing in New York: Matrix and Microcosm 10. New York and the Post-Industrial Era And, finally, places the New Economic Imperatives of society in perspective: 11. Frost on the Sunbelt: Thaw in the North 12. Information Technology, Demographics and the Retail Response 13. American Industry: The Continuous Revolution
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