Best Actor & Entertainer Biographies Books
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Author: by Matthew McConaughey
Published at: Crown; First Edition (October 20, 2020)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Over one million copies sold! From the Academy Awardwinning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfactionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIANUnflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he didand to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.
Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckI’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five.
Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud.How to be fair. How to have less stress.How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less.
How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life.How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers.
2. Willie Nelson's Letters to America
Author: by Willie Nelson
Following his bestselling memoir,?It’s a Long Story,? Willie Nelson now delivers his most intimate thoughts and stories in? Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. From his opening letter Dear America to his Dear Willie epilogue, Willie digs deep into his heart and soul-and his music catalog-to lift us up in difficult times, and to remind us of the endless promise and continuous obligations of all Americans-to themselves, to one another, and to their nation.
In a series of letters straight from the heart, Willie sends his thanks and his thoughts to:Americans past, present, and future, his closest family members, andhis parents, sister, and children, his other family members his guitar Trigger, his hero Gene Autry, the US founding fathers, his personal heroes, from our founding fathers to the leaders of future generations and to young songwriters as well as leaders of our future generations.
Willie’s letters are rounded out with the moving lyrics to some of his most famous and insightful songs, including Let Me Be a Man, Family Bible, Summer of Roses, Me and Paul, A Horse called Music, Healing Hands of Time, and Yesterday’s Wine.
3. Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero
Author: by Amanda Kloots
Harper (June 15, 2021)
Amanda Kloots bravely reflects on love, loss, and life with her husband, Broadway star, and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, whose public battle with COVID-19 and tragic death made headlines around the world. In March 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia.
Entering the hospital, they had every reason to believe that Nicka young father and otherwise healthy manwould return home. After an eventual diagnosis of COVID-19 that led to Nick’s being placed on a ventilator, Amanda took to documenting their journey on social media, showing the dangers COVID-19 posed to everyone, regardless of age.
Her updates quickly captivated millions, inspiring people around the globe to dance each day to Nick’s song Live Your Life and offer positive thoughts and prayer. When he passed away after ninety-five grueling days in the ICU, the world grieved for Amanda, her infant son, Elvis, and the future COVID-19 had snatched away from them.
4. The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays
Author: by Casey Wilson
Harper (May 4, 2021)
“Magnificent.” People MagazineThe instant New York Times bestseller: Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful, and emotion-filled essays from multitalented actress, comedian, podcaster, and writer Casey Wilson. Casey Wilson has a lot on her mind and she isn’t afraid to share. In this dazzling collection, each essay skillfully constructed and brimming with emotion, she shares her thoughts on the joys and vagaries of modern-day womanhood and motherhood, introduces the not-quite-typical family that made her who she is, and persuasively argues that lowbrow pop culture is the perfect lens through which to examine human nature.
Whether she’s extolling the virtues of eating in bed, processing the humiliation over her father’s late in life perm, mourning her mother’s passing, or revealing her patented method for keeping the mystery alive in a marriage, Casey is witty, candid, and full of poignant and funny surprises.
Humorous dives into her obsessions and areas of personal expertiseself-help, nice guys, cool girls (not her) and how to receive visitors in the bathare matched by touching meditations on female friendship, anger, grief, motherhood, and identity. Reading The Wreckage of My Presence is like spending time with a close frienda deeply passionate, full-tilt, joyous, excessive, compulsive, shameless, hungry-for-it-all, loyal, cheerleading friend.
5. Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours
Author: by Tony Oppedisano
Scribner (June 8, 2021)
An intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatrafrom the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life. More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style.
But a hard-to-pin-down quality has always clung to hima certain elusiveness that emerges again and again in retrospective depictions.Until now. From Sinatra’s closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol.
Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converseabout music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments, the lives they’d led, the lives they wished they’d led. In these full-disclosure conversations, Sinatra spoke of his close yet complex relationship with his father, his conflicts with record companies, his carousing in Vegas, his love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his era, his triumphs on some of the world’s biggest stages, his complicated relationships with his talented children, and, most important, his dedication to his craft.
6. Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
Author: by Danny Trejo
Atria Books (July 6, 2021)
Danny Trejo is an American Treasure If you’re a fan like I am this is definitely the book for you. Pete Davidson, actor, producer, and cast member on Saturday Night Live From ex-con to icon. Danny’s incredible life story shows that even though we may fall down at some point in our lives, it’s what we do when we stand back up that really counts.
Robert Rodriguez, creator of Spy Kids, Desperado, and Machete In this celebration of a life fully lived (Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us), discover the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo’s journey from crime, prison, addiction, and lossit’s enough to make you believe in the possibility of a Hollywood ending (The New York Times Book Review).
On screen, Danny Trejo the actor is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. He’s been shot, stabbed, hanged, chopped up, squished by an elevator, and once, was even melted into a bloody goo. Off screen, he’s a hero beloved by recovery communities and obsessed fans alike.
7. In the Heights: Finding Home
Author: by Lin-Manuel Miranda
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegra Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.
[An] exuberant, unique, and invaluable record of dynamic, brilliant, and soulful creativity. Booklist (starred review)In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan.
It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For the film version, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) brought the story home, filming its spectacular dance numbers on location in Washington Heights.
That’s where Usnavi, Nina, and their neighbors chase their dreams and ask a universal question: Where do I belong? In the Heights: Finding Home reunites Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegra Hudes, the Pulitzer Prizewinning librettist of the Broadway musical and screenwriter of the film.
8. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)
Author: by Anthony Bourdain
An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain’s mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original editionAlmost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, Don’t Eat before You Read This, by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain spared no one’s appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print.
Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. Fans will love to return to this deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisinethis time with never-before-published material.
9. Brat: An '80s Story
Author: by Andrew McCarthy
Fans of Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Rob Lowe’s StoriesI Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member.
Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Weekend at Bernie’s, and Less than Zero, and as a charter member of Hollywood’s Brat Pack. That iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, and has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture.
In his memoir Brat: An ’80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze on that singular moment in time. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity. New York City of the 1980s is brought to vivid life in these pages, from scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park to skipping school in favor of the dark revival houses of the Village where he fell in love with the movies that would change his life.
10. CenterStage: My Most Fascinating Interviews―from A-Rod to Jay-Z
Author: by Michael Kay
Scribner (June 15, 2021)
From the longtime host of the New York Yankees’ television broadcasts, ESPN Radio’s The Michael Kay Show, and YES Network’s Emmy Awardwinning CenterStage comes a selection of his most memorable interviews with the most intriguing personalities in sports and entertainmentranging from Jay-Z to Mike Tyson to Serena Williams to Adam Sandler to Bon Jovi to Larry David.
Emmy Awardwinning television announcer and interviewer Michael Kay’s eighteen years as host of CenterStage have given him access to many remarkable figures in sports and entertainment. Now, this absorbing selection of the best, most revealingand often surprisinginterviews are available in one amazing collection, including some of the behind-the-scenes stories that didn’t appear on camera.
From Kay’s very first CenterStage interview in 2001 with quarterback Steve Young, the show’s creators knew they had something special. Kay’s ability to get celebrities and otherwise private personalities to open up and share candid insights has become his trademark. Among the interviews featured in the book are those with Red Auerbach, Charles Barkley, Mike Tyson, Bobby Orr, Sly Stallone, Jay-Z, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, John McEnroe, Rob Reiner, Seth Meyers, Serena Williams, Alan Alda, David Halberstam, Larry David, Bob Costas, Billy Crystal, Lindsey Vonn, Chris Evert, and Quentin Tarantino.
11. Just as I Am: A Memoir
Author: by Cicely Tyson
In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history. President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremonyJust as I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside.
In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named.
I am a daughter and a mother, a sister and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by his hand.
And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.Cicely Tyson