Best Television Performer Biographies Books

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1. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Author: by Trevor Noah One World English 304 pages

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times USA Today San Francisco Chronicle NPR Esquire Newsday Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth.

Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away.

Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.


2. The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays

Author: by Casey Wilson Harper (May 4, 2021) English 304 pages

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“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.


3. In the Heights: Finding Home

Author: by Lin-Manuel Miranda English 288 pages 0593229592

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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.


4. Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father

Author: by Craig Melvin English 208 pages 0063071991

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A deeply personal exploration of fatherhood, addiction, and resiliency from Craig Melvin, news anchor of NBC’s Today show. For Craig Melvin this book is more an investigation than a memoir. It’s an opportunity to better understand his father; to interrogate his family’s legacy of addiction and despair but also transformation and redemption; and to explore the challenges facing all dads-including Craig himself, a father of two young children.

Growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, Craig had a fraught relationship with his father. Lawrence Melvin was a distant, often absent parent due to his drinking as well as his job working the graveyard shift at a postal facility. Watching sports and tinkering on Lawrence’s beloved (but unreliable) 1973 Pontiac LeMans were two ways father and son connected, but as Lawrence’s drinking spiraled out of control, their bond was stretched to the breaking point.

Fortunately, Craig had a loving, fiercely protective mother who held the family together. He also had a series of surrogate father figures in his life-uncles, teachers, workplace mentors-who by their examples helped him figure out the kind of person and father he wanted to be.


5. Bamboozled By Jesus: How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams

Author: by Yvonne Orji English 272 pages 1546012672

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Thriving stand-up comic and actress Yvonne Orjibest known as Issa Rae’s BFF on the HBO series, Insecureshares the secrets to living the life of your dreams. Yvonne Orji has never shied away from being unapologetically herself, and that includes being outspoken about her faith.

Known for interpreting Biblical stories and metaphors to fit current times, her humorous and accessible approach to faith leaves even non-believers inspired and wanting more. The way Yvonne sees it, God is a Sovereign Prankster, punking folks long before Ashton Kutcher made it cool.

When she meditates on her own lifecomplete with unforeseen blessings and unanticipated roadblocksshe realizes it’s one big testimony to how God tricked her into living out her wildest dreams. And she wants us to join in on getting bamboozled. This is not a Self-Help bookit’s a Get Yours book!

In Bamboozled by Jesus, a frank and fresh advice book, Orji takes readers on a journey through twenty-five life lessons, gleaned from her own experiences and her favorite source of inspiration: the Bible. But this ain’t your mama’s Bible study.


6. This Country: My Life in Politics and History

Author: by Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster English 352 pages

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A sweeping memoir of American politics and history from Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and former host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In This Country, Chris Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of postWorld War II America through the story of his remarkable life and career.

It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship. It is a story driven by an abiding faith in our country. Raised in a large Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia at a time when kids hid under their desks in atomic war drills, Chris’s life etched a pattern: take a leap, live an adventure, then learn what it means.

As a young Peace Corps graduate, Chris moved to DC and began knocking on doors on Capitol Hill. With dreams of becoming what Ted Sorensen had been for Jack Kennedy, Chris landed as a staffer to Utah Senator Frank Moss, where his eyes were opened to the game of big-league politics.

In the 1970s, Matthews mounted a campaign for Congress as a Democratic maverick running against Philadelphia’s old political machine. He didn’t win the most votes, but his grit put him on the path to a top job in the White House.


7. Is This Anything?

Author: by Jerry Seinfeld Simon & Schuster English 480 pages

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The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything.

Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders, Seinfeld writes.

So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth. For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.


8. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Author: by Trevor Noah One World English 304 pages

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times USA Today San Francisco Chronicle NPR Esquire Newsday Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth.

Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away.

Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.


9. The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life

Author: by Alex Trebek Simon & Schuster English 304 pages

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A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, TIME, AND NEWSWEEK Longtime Jeopardy! Host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! In 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a week.

Last year, he made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! Studio received boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers.

For over three decades, Trebek had resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year, he writes in The Answer Is: Reflections on My Life.

10. 10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story

Author: by Dan Harris Published at: Dey Street Books; Anniversary, Reprint edition (April 16, 2019) ISBN: 978-0062917607

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I wrote a memoir about a fidgety, skeptical newsman who reluctantly becomes a meditator to deal with his issues and in the process of publishing it, I occasionally, to my embarrassment, found myself failing to practice what I preach. I was kind of like a dog that soils the rug, and the universe kept shoving my face into it.

In 2014, Dan Harris published his memoir 10% Happier. The bookwhich describes his reluctant embrace of meditation after a drug problem, an on-air freak-out, and an unplanned “spiritual” journeybecame an instant bestseller and Dan, to his own surprise, became a public evangelist for mindfulness.

Hoist on My Own Petard is the story of what happens to Dan Harris after the runaway success of his memoir and the lessons he had to (re)learn in the process.

11. A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir

Author: by Colin Jost ISBN: 978-1101906323 Published at: Crown; Illustrated edition (July 14, 2020)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating. I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls.

Larry DavidNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITAN If there’s one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it’s being able to take a punchmetaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and seeing the sights (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.

You’ll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won).

12. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

Author: by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Amistad (April 28, 2020) English 304 pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor the first time, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson opens up about his amazing comebackfrom tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executivein this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The 50th Law.

In his early twenties Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin’s family.

The series quickly became appointment television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz networkthe most lucrative deal in premium cable history. Now, in his most personal book, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change.