Best Dancer Biographies Books
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1. The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Author: by Dr. Edith Eva Eger Scribner English 320 pages
A New York Times Bestseller I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s storyThe Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.
Oprah Dr. Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well. Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero.
She survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful giftone she uses to help others heal. Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Christopher AwardAt the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz.
Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945. Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past.
2. Stories to Tell: A Memoir
Author: by Richard Marx English 320 pages 1982169427
Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career. Richard Marx is one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in the history of popular music. His self-titled 1987 album went triple platinum and made him the first male solo artist (and second solo artist overall after Whitney Houston) to have four singles from their debut crack the top three on the Billboard Hot 100.
His follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was an even bigger smash, going quadruple platinum and landing two singles at number one. He has written fourteen number one songs in total, shared a Song of the Year Grammy with Luther Vandross, and collaborated with a variety of artists including NSYNC, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, and Keith Urban.
Lately, he’s also become a Twitter celebrity thanks to his outspokenness on social issues and his ability to out-troll his trolls. In Stories to Tell, Marx uses this same engaging, straight-talking style to look back on his life and career.
3. Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
Author: by Holly Madison Dey Street Books English 352 pages
The real, untold, and unvarnished story of life inside the legendary Playboy Mansionand the man who holds the keyfrom the woman who was Hef’s #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door. A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend.
But like Alice in Wonderland after she plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansionincluding A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television showquickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies.
Losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide. But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it. In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex and the infamous parties, as well as what her relationships with her Girls Next Door co-stars, Bridget and Kendra were really like.
4. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Author: by Elton John Henry Holt and Co. English 384 pages
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star.
By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.
His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical.
5. Born to Run
Author: by Bruce Springsteen Simon & Schuster English 528 pages
Writing about yourself is a funny businessBut in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this. Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.
The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.
He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song Born to Run reveals more than we previously realized.
6. A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging
Author: by Suzanne Somers Gallery Books English 448 pages
At seventy-three years young, #1 New York Times bestselling author and health guru Suzanne Somers has established herself as a leading voice on antiaging. With A New Way to Age, she is at the forefront again, bringing seminal information to people, written in a way that all can understand (Ray Kurzweil, author of How to Create a Mind) with this revolutionary philosophy for a longer and better-quality life that will make you feel like you’ve just had the best checkup ever.
There is a new way to age. I’m doing it and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I love this stage of my life: I have juice,’ joy, wisdom, and perspective; I have energy, vitality, clearheadedness, and strong bones.
Most of us are far too comfortable with the present paradigm of aging, which normalizes pills, nursing homes, and the big three: heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. But you don’t have to accept this fate. Now there’s a new way to grow olderwith vibrancy, freedom, confidence, and a rockin’ libido.
7. Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel
Author: by Sam Zell Portfolio English 240 pages
The traits that make Sam Zell one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs also make him one of the most surprising, enigmatic, and entertaining mavericks in American business. Self-made billionaire Sam Zell consistently sees what others don’t. From finding a market for overpriced Playboy magazines among his junior high classmates, to buying real estate on the cheap after a market crash, to investing in often unglamorous industries with long-term value, Zell acts boldly on supply and demand trends to grab the first-mover advantage.
And he can find opportunity virtually anywherefrom an arcane piece of legislation to a desert meeting in Abu Dhabi. If everyone is going left, look right, Zell often says. To him, conventional wisdom is nothing but a reference point. Year after year, deal after deal, he shuts out the noise of the crowd, gathers as much information as possible, then trusts his own instincts.
He credits much of his independent thinking to his parents, who were Jewish refugees from World War II. Talk to any two people and you might get wild swings in their descriptions of Zell. A media firestorm ensued when the Tribune Company went into bankruptcy a year after he agreed to steward the enterprise.
8. Dream Crazy Big: The JoJo Siwa Story
Author: by Katy Sprinkel B0821TKCSX February 11, 2020 English
JoJo Siwa is only 16 years old, but she’s already captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world and she’s not slowing down! Dream Crazy Big traces every step of this young star’s rise to success, from making a splash on shows like Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to creating hilarious YouTube videos and releasing hit songs like “Boomerang” and “#1U.” With dozens of full-color photographs plus coverage of 2019’s D.R.E.A.M.
The Tour, this dazzling, inspirational book is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
9. Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life
Author: by Gavin Larsen English 272 pages 0813066891
A look inside a dancer’s world Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer. Through episodes from her own career, Gavin Larsen describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist.
Starting with her arrival as a young beginner at a class too advanced for her, Larsen tells how the embarrassing mistake ended up helping her learn quickly and advance rapidly. In other stories of her early teachers, training, and auditions, she explains how she gradually came to understand and achieve what she and her body were capable of.
Larsen then re-creates scenes from her experiences in dance companies, from unglamorous roles to exhilarating performances. Working as a ballerina was shocking and scary at first, she says, recalling unexpected injuries, leaps of faith, and her constant struggle to operate at the level she wantedbut full of enormously rewarding moments.
10. Sargent: The Masterworks
Author: by Stephanie L. Herdrich Rizzoli Electa English 224 pages
A lush new volume devoted to the best works by beloved American Impressionist and portraitist John Singer Sargent, whose dazzling use of light and color depicts modern subjects with arresting intimacy. An ideal introduction to the painter’s work, Sargent: The Masterworks features 100 of his most beloved paintings.
Illustrating all aspects of his diverse oeuvreportraits, landscapes, mural commissionsin oil and watercolor, this handsome new book includes works from both private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s infamous Madame X.Author Stephanie L. Herdrich draws on a wealth of new research to provide both an essential overview and a more nuanced understanding of the great American painter.
Richly illustrated, the book’s three chapters cover the artist’s career from his childhood and early years in Paris, to his mid-career portraits made in England and United States, and his later years painting out of doors. An illustrated chronology contains fascinating details and archival imagery about the artist’s life.
11. Consider Your Ass Kissed
Author: by Ruta Lee Briton Publishing LLC English 284 pages
“Consider Your Ass Kissed”By Ruta LeeRuta Lee’s Her memoir, entitled “Consider Your Ass Kissed” (released through Briton Publishing), is a treasure trove of wonderful personal stories and anecdotes with rare first hand and authentic memories of the entertainment industry.
Her starring roles in films such as “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” to ‘Funny Face” “Bullet for a Badman” “Witness for the Prosecution” “Sergeants 3” – Ruta has worked with Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Charles Bronson, James Garner, Johnny Carson, Fred Astaire, Robin Williams, Howard Keel, Bob Crane, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack, the list goes on!
The iconic ladies she called friends are, Rona Barrett, Phyllis Diller, Julie Newmar, Lucille Ball, Sally Fields, Gypsy Rose Lee (no relation) and her best friend and founder of Thalians, Debbie Reynolds. During Ruta’s film career, she launched into television success with over 2000 appearances on shows from Perry Mason to Power Rangers, Twilight Zone to Murder She Wrote, Hogan’s Heroes to Love Boat, Roseanne and auditioned for the role of Ginger on Gilligan’s Island.
12. Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
Author: by Henri Cartier-Bresson Prestel English 344 pages
This book offers an outstanding retrospective collection of the master of 20th-century photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Reproduced in exquisite black and white, the images in this book range from Henri Cartier-Bresson’s earliest work in France, Spain, and Mexico through his postwar travels in Asia, the US, and Russia, and even include landscapes from the 1970s, when he retired his camera to pursue drawing.
While his instinct for capturing what he called the decisive moment was unparalleled, as a photojournalist Cartier-Bresson was uniquely concerned with the human impact of historic events. In his photographs of the liberation of France from the Nazis, the death of Ghandi, and the creation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Cartier-Bresson focused on the reactions of the crowds rather than the subjects of the events.
And while his portraits of Sartre, Giacometti, Faulkner, Capote, and other artists are iconic, he gave equal attention to those forgotten by history: a dead resistance fighter lying on the bank of the Rhine, children playing alongside the Berlin Wall, and a eunuch in Peking’s Imperial Court.
13. Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
Author: by Marta McDowell Timber Press English 340 pages
A New York Times Bestseller There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her charactersPeter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the restexist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens.
In Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, bestselling author Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her.
Next, follow Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.