Best Rich & Famous 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. 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.
3. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Author: by Patrick Radden Keefe
Doubleday (April 13, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing, as featured in the HBO documentary Crime of the Century.
The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutionsHarvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis.
Empire of Pain begins with the story of three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer and the incalculably energetic Arthur, who weathered the poverty of the Great Depression and appalling anti-Semitism. Working at a barbaric mental institution, Arthur saw a better way and conducted groundbreaking research into drug treatments.
4. Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition
Author: by Paul-Gerard Pasols
Harry N. Abrams
When Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury was published in 2004, the book was the first to describe the dramatic rise of the world’s finest luxury company. Written with full access to the company’s archives, it demonstrates Louis Vuitton’s passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, product designs, and cutting-edge advertising.
The company is examined through the lives of its first three leadersfounder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges, and his grandson Gaston. Now with fresh information on subjects such as designs for ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, jewelry, and even automobiles, this new edition includes 20 additional pages and updated material throughout the book, covering the brand’s recent history, with new texts and photographs.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery (Toltec Wisdom)
Author: by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or “domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering.
The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us personal freedom, happiness, and love. In The Fifth Agreement, don Miguel Ruiz joins his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer a fresh perspective on The Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven.
The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to the book that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.
8. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Author: by Trevor Noah
8 hours and 44 minutes
Highest-rated new book of 2016 by Audible customers Winner: Audible’s Best of 2016 – Celebrity Memoirs In this award-winning Audible Studios production, Trevor Noah tells his wild coming-of-age tale during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa. It’s a story that begins with his mother throwing him from a moving van to save him from a potentially fatal dispute with gangsters, then follows the budding comedian’s path to self-discovery through episodes both poignant and comical.
Noah’s virtuoso embodiment of all the characters from his childhood, and his ability to perform accents and dialects effortlessly in English, Xhosa, and Zulu, garnered the Audie Award for Best Male Narrator in 2018. Nevertheless, Noah’s devoted and uncompromising motheras voiced by her sonsteals the show.
Billy Graham: The Man I Knew
Author: by Greg Laurie
Billy Graham Was the World’s Best-Known EvangelistLoved and Admired by Millions. But Very Few Knew Him Personally. Pastor and bestselling author Greg Laurie was one of those fortunate few, blessed with an insider’s view of Billy Graham’s world for more than two decades.
With the same painstaking research and eye for detail that distinguishes his previous biographies, Steve McQueen: Salvation of an American Icon and Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon, Laurie now turns to the life of his beloved mentor, offering the intimate perspective of a disciple and friend.
As a strapping North Carolina farm boy, Graham surrendered his life to Jesus at a camp meeting led by a blustery itinerant preacher, but he never lost the mischievous twinkle in his eye or his fun-loving air. Laurie sheds light on Graham’s lesser-known strugglessuch as a broken heart before he met the love of his life and a crisis of faith from which he emerged stronger than ever.
From the evangelist’s private challenges and public successes to his disappointments and joys, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew provides a vivid portrait of one of history’s most remarkable Christian lives.
10. The Secret Life of the Savoy: Glamour and Intrigue at the World's Most Famous Hotel
Author: by Olivia Williams
The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel’s founders, told through three generationsand one hundred yearsof glamour and high society. For the gondoliers-themed birthday dinner, the hotel obligingly flooded the courtyard to conjure the Grand Canal of Venice. Dinner was served on a silk-lined floating gondola, real swans were swimming in the water, and as a final flourish, a baby elephant borrowed from London Zoo pulled a five-foot high birthday cake.
In three generations, the D’Oyly Carte family and London’s Savoy Hotel pioneered the idea of the luxury hotel and the modern theater, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P.G. Wodehouse series, and popularized early jazz, electric lights, and Art Deco.
Following the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D’Oyly Carte family, The Secret Life of the Savoy brings to life the extraordinary cultural legacy of the most famous hotel in the world.
11. From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars
Author: by Virginia Hanlon Grohl
Written by Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohlformer Nirvana drummer and current frontman for the Foo FightersFrom Cradle to Stage shares stories and exclusive photos featuring mothers of rock icons, the icons themselves, and their Behind the Music-style relationshipsWhile the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star.
But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son’s star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars.
Were they as surprised as she was about their children’s fame? Did they worry about their children’s livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children’s passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams?
12. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
Author: by Denise Kiernan
A New York Times bestseller with an “engaging narrative and array of detail (The Wall Street Journal), the intimate and sweeping (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estatethe largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.
The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.
Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society.
But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates.
Author: by Seth Rogen
6 hours and 13 minutes
Seth Rogen, full cast
A collection of funny personal essays from one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys. (All of these words have been added to help this book show up in people’s searches using the wonders of algorithmic technology.
Thanks for bearing with us! The audiobook cast features more than 80 voices, including cameos by Rogen’s mom and dad, Nick Kroll, Jay Pharoah, Jason Segel, Dan Aykroyd, Ike Barinholtz, Simon Helberg, Tommy Chong, and Billy Idol.Hi!I’m Seth! I was asked to describe my audiobook, Yearbook for websites and shit like that, so…Here it goes!!!
Yearbook is a collection of true stories that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best. (I understand that it’s likely the former, which is a fancy book way of saying the first one. I talk about my grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, bar mitzvahs, and Jewish summer camp, and tell way more stories about doing drugs than my mother would like.
14. Trump: The Art of the Deal
Author: by Donald J. Trump
President Donald J.Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic worka firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. I like thinking big.I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.Donald J.
TrumpHere is Trump in actionhow he runs his organization and how he runs his lifeas he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success.
He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talksreally talksabout how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneurthe ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.
15. Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship
Author: by Charles Casillo
Kensington (May 25, 2021)
Violet-eyed siren Elizabeth Taylor and classically handsome Montgomery Clift were the most gorgeous screen couple of their time. Over two decades of friendship they made, separately and together, some of the era’s defining movies-including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Misfits, Suddenly, Last Summer, and Cleopatra.
Yet the relationship between these two figures-one a dazzling, larger-than-life star, the other hugely talented yet fatally troubled-has never truly been explored until now. “Monty, Elizabeth likes me, but she loves you.” Richard BurtonWhen Elizabeth Taylor was cast opposite Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun, he was already a movie idol, with a natural sensitivity that set him apart.
At seventeen, Elizabeth was known for her ravishing beauty rather than her talent. Directors treated her like a glamorous prop. But Monty took her seriously, inspiring and encouraging her. In her words, “That’s when I began to act.”To Monty, she was “Bessie Mae,” a name he coined for her earthy, private side.