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American Roulette

by Richard Marcus St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

In American Roulette, Richard Marcus tells his never-before-heard story, of ripping off casinos. The book follows Marcus, along with several of the world's great professional casino cheaters, as he travels from...


My Misspent Youth

by Meghan Daum Picador (December 23, 2014)

My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable

An essayist...


My Notebook of Questions : Inventions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 18, 2012)

The objects that surround us are so much a part of our daily lives that we often forget they have not always been around.


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


My Scrapbook of Music (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Take a look inside Professor Genius’ Scrapbook of Music. This book covers the entire history of musical expression, from prehistoric times right up until today, from the very first sounds to the MP3 player....


This Has Happened

by Piera Sonnino, Ann Goldstein, David Denby & Mary Doria Russell St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered in 2005 in Italy...


Friedrich Hayek: A Biography

by Dr. Alan Ebenstein St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

This book tells the story of one of the most important public figures of the twentieth century. It is the first full biography of Friedrich Hayek, the Austrian economist who became, over the course of a remarkable...


J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter

by Marc Shapiro St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

The heartwarming story behind J.K. Rowling's rise to fame—and the answers to Harry Potter fans' most burning questions!

Harry Potter is loved throughout the world, and so is his creator. Joanne Kathleen (J.K.)...


The Great Reformer

by Austen Ivereigh Henry Holt and Co. (November 25, 2014)

A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions

An expansive and deeply contextual...


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv...


Behind the Scenes

by Judi Dench St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous...


Sappho

by Nancy Freedman St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

In this finely drawn portrait, Sappho of Lesbos narrates her extraordinary life, from her childhood in war-torn Mitylene to her later relentless search for passionate love. Driven by the all-consuming fever...


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

by Christo Brand & Barbara Jones St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid. Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose...


The Andy Cohen Diaries

by Andy Cohen Henry Holt and Co. (November 11, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller, The Andy Cohen Diaries chronicles a year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words

As a TV Producer and host of the smash late...


Sergeant Presley

by Rex Mansfield, Marshall and Zoe Terrill, and Rex and Elizabeth Mansfield, Elisabeth Mansfield & Dave Thompson et al. Ecw Press (September 01, 2002)

What happened when Elvis entered the army in 1958? Although many have speculated, for the first time we get the inside story. Rex Mansfield, the co-author, was inducted on the same day as Elvis in Memphis, went...


Secret Life of Glenn Gould, The

by Michael Clarkson, Mike Harrison & Becca Wilcott Ecw Press (April 01, 2010)

Long after his death, Glenn Gould still lures new listeners to his piano, connecting with them on a haunting, personal level. "He feels and you feel," says young New York writer Nicole Spectre. "I can feel his...


Little Evil

by Jens Pulver, Linwood Barclay, Jens Pulver and Erich Krauss & Erich Krauss Ecw Press (October 23, 2003)

At ten years of age, lined up alongside his two brothers in the living room of their Seattle home, Jens Pulver stared down the length of a shotgun into his father's haggard face. Because Jens was the oldest,...


Joyce Wieland

by Iris Nowell & Larry Hicock with John Lewis Ecw Press (September 01, 2001)

"Joyce Wieland is one of Canada's greatest artists of the last half of the twentieth century." - Pierre Theberge, director of the National Gallery of Canada. Joyce Wieland triumphed over what she called "obscene...


Forgiven

by Vince Russo & George Tombs Ecw Press (November 10, 2005)

Ask pro wrestling fans about Vince Russo and you're sure to get a heated reaction: either the guy's a genius, or he single-handedly ruined the sport. What's weird about being "the most hated man" in an industry...


Another Day In Showbiz

by Pierre Cossette & Alex Doulis Ecw Press (January 13, 2003)

The story of an unassuming kid from rural Canada who worked his way to the top of the world of glitz and glamour. He's hunched back in the 30th row of the massive Staples Center, far from the cardboard cut-outs...


Clancy

by Brian McFarlane & Tony Young and Dalton Higgins Ecw Press (September 01, 1997)

A biography of hockey's first and undisputed all-time King. Once described as "that irrepressible Irishman from Ottawa who was 135 pounds of muscle and conversation," Francis Michael "King" Clancy is the grit...


Rick Rubin

by Jake Brown & Mark Sinnett Ecw Press (August 01, 2009)

There is no greater enigma than Rick Rubin working in record production today. As mysterious personally as the Buddhist religion he practices, Rubin has made one thing crystal clear: the records he produces...


Mouth of the South, The

by Larry Matysik and Barbara Goodish, Foreward by Jim Ross, Wwe Raw Announcer, Jimmy Hart, Jerry "The King" Lawler & Hulk Hogan Ecw Press (November 18, 2004)

What went wrong with WCW? An omnipresent megaphone and maniacal, high-pitched giggle are the only clues that fans of pro-wrestling need to identify perhaps the most successful and internationally recognizable...


Assimilation, The

by Edward Winterhalder, Peter M. Cleveland, Edward Winterhalder and Wil De Clercq & Wil De Clercq Ecw Press (June 01, 2008)

In the early 1990s, Maurice "Mom" Boucher and his fellow Montreal Hells Angels, reputedly the most ruthless and vicious bikers in the world, subdued all comers except the tough-as-nails members of the Rock Machine....


Third Best Hull

by Lainie Cohen Ecw Press (October 01, 1998)

Hockey legend Gordie Howe once said there were two superstars in the Hull family: Bobby, the Golden Jet and one of the greatest players ever to tie up a pair of skates, and his brother Dennis, who had a solid...


Smuggler's Blues

by Jay Carter Brown, Paul Ferriss & James Guttman Ecw Press (October 31, 2007)

Mobsters, murder, betrayal, and revenge are the raw components of this candid look into the day-to-day life of a modern-day marijuana smuggler. Told from the viewpoint of an impressionable young entrepreneur...


Celebrity Tantrums

by Lisa Brandt & Stewart T. Stanyard, Foreword by Neil Gaiman Ecw Press (April 01, 2003)

Catfights, temper tantrums, felonies - they're all here, in scandalous detail. Celebrity Tantrums: The Official Dirt is the only collection of highlights - or, rather, lowlights - of the world's most famous...


Good Girls Do

by Brian Francis Ecw Press (June 01, 2001)

A personal meditation on the wild world that is sexuality now. "'I want you to tell me why you wrote this story,' my mother said. I had once again written an article about sex. 'I made it all up, none of it...


Steve Goodman

by Clay Eals & Alessandro Porco Ecw Press (May 15, 2007)

?Steve Goodman wrote "Good mornin' America, how are ya" into the nation's consciousness, becoming one of the most respected singer/songwriters of the 1970s and early 80s. With warmth and wit, he charmed better-known...


Get Dutch!

by Brian Francis Ecw Press (November 01, 2000)

The biography of the author of Get Shorty, Be Cool, and Out of Sight. "I do it because it's fun? it's the most fun thing I can think of doing" - Elmore Leonard on the secret of his successful writing career....


Far and Away

by Neil Peart, Eva Everything & Stuart Ross Ecw Press (May 01, 2011)

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart lets us ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America, sharing his experiences in personal...


Hallo Spaceboy

by Dave Thompson, Mendelson Joe, as told by Nadia Halim & Mark Weisleder Ecw Press (June 09, 2006)

By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most...


Lucky Ones, The

by edited by Ann Rauhala, Erich Krauss and Bret Aita, Ann Rauhala & Jan Wong Ecw Press (April 01, 2008)

"What a lucky girl!" Everybody who has adopted a daughter from China has heard that one. And every parent has said, or thought, in reply: "No, we're the lucky ones." This anthology sets out to explain why people...


Final Appeal

by Colin Thatcher, Brian Fritz and Christopher Murray & Lucy Rutherford Ecw Press (September 01, 2009)

On May 7, 1984, Colin Thatcher was convicted of killing his ex-wife JoAnn Wilson the previous year, and was sentenced to life in prison. The murder and the trial provoked a national media frenzy, and the once-prominent...


Bang Your Head

by Michael Knox, Dewey Robertson and Meredith Renwick & Dewey Robertson Ecw Press (May 19, 2006)

"And in this corner, at 260 pounds, from Parts Unknown, it's The Missing Link!" Wrestling fans around the world thrilled to those words in the mid-80s as the bizarre and volatile Missing Link would enter the...


Much Master T

by Tony Young, Emily Schultz, Tony Young and Dalton Higgins & Dalton Higgins Ecw Press (October 01, 2002)

An inside peek at the life of a MuchMusic VJ ? When you think of urban pop culture icons at "the nation's music station" over the past decade, only one name comes to mind: master T. "T" has been an employee...


American Demon, An

by Steve Stanton, Frank Davey & Jack Grisham Ecw Press (May 01, 2011)

?An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band...


When Tish Happens

by Frank Davey Ecw Press (April 01, 2011)

In the early 1960s, a group of students at UBC started a magazine called Tish. The name was purposefully an anagram of shit, in order to demonstrate their youthful and iconoclastic attitude. In many ways, Tish,...


They Don't Wanna Wait

by Richard Crouse Ecw Press (October 01, 1999)

Not since that famous Beverly Hills area code was etched into our minds has teen life been given such loving attention. TV's newest hit, Dawson's Creek is a smart, articulate, sexy program that's taken the Archies...


Randy Newman's American Dreams

by Kevin Courrier & Aye Jay Morano, foreword by Andrew W.K. Ecw Press (June 20, 2005)

?Among his peers, Randy Newman is considered one of the most respected singer-songwriters in contemporary American music. For over 40 years, he has composed a variety of hits for artists as diverse as Judy Collins,...


You Can't Always Get What You Want

by Sam Cutler, Paul Challen & Robin Spano Ecw Press (April 01, 2010)

Sam Cutler was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the infamous concert at Altamont where a man was murdered by a Hells Angel in front of the stage...


Ghost Rider

by Neil Peart, Dewey Robertson and Meredith Renwick & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (September 24, 2010)

A bold narrative written by a man trying to stay alive by staying on the move. Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart suffered family losses so devastating that they left him a ghost - physically a man but with...


Kid Rex

by Laura Moisin, Martin Popoff & Raeburn Flerlage, Ronald D. Cohen, Bob Riesman Ecw Press (October 31, 2008)

Kid Rex is the story of one woman's struggle to overcome anorexia. After knowing other friends with anorexia and being baffled by their behavior (often wondering, "Why doesn't she just eat?!") Moisin suddenly...


As For Me and My Body

by Keath Fraser & Nikki Stafford, ed. Ecw Press (March 01, 1997)

Keath Fraser, a friend of Sinclair Ross's for twenty-six years, offers an intimate portrait of the last years of Ross's often beleaguered life. Ross moved to Vancouver in 1982 and died fourteen years later at...


Traveling Music

by Neil Peart & Marc Vachon with François Bugingo, translated by Charles Phillips Ecw Press (June 24, 2004)

Neil Peart decided to drive his BMW Z-8 automobile from L.A. to Big Bend National Park, in Southwest Texas. As he sped along "between the gas-gulping SUVs and asthmatic Japanese compacts clumping in the left...


Mariah Carey

by Marc Shapiro & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (June 01, 2001)

A Cinderella story starring the bestselling female musical artist of the millennium. Mariah Carey grew up in a broken home, poor and with no friends. Singing was her salvation. One day, at a music industry party,...


Thinkin Big!

by James "Quick" Tillis, Paul Cherry, James ÒQuickÓ Tillis as told to J. Engleman Price & J. Engleman Price Ecw Press (November 01, 2000)

"They need to think big like I did. If they can see it in their head, they can get there." Thinkin Big is the story of a kid whose dream was never supposed to come true: the story of a man who won hearts with...


Losing Mariposa

by Doug Little & John McFetridge Ecw Press (October 01, 2002)

The riveting story of one man's descent into hell. Losing Mariposa is the harrowing memoir of Doug Little's two-year binge as a compulsive gambler - a fall from grace that made national front-page headlines,...


Stories About Storytellers

by Doug Gibson & Jonathan Bennett Ecw Press (October 01, 2011)

"Here is my prize read for people who are interested in books, writers, Canada, life, and all that kind of thing." -Alice Munro, from the introduction "I'll kill him!" said Mavis Gallant. Pierre Trudeau almost...


Depp

by Christopher Heard & Neil Peart Ecw Press (September 01, 2001)

The truth behind Johnny Depp's bad-boy image in this definitive biography. Accidental actor? Bratty bad boy? Consummate craftsman? Take a little of each, and a whole lot more, and you've got Johnny Depp. Delectably...