Are You Anybody?

A Memoir

Author: Jeffrey Tambor

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 045149637X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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It's rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, the series created by Garry Shandling, Jeffrey’s first mentor in television. He went on to find two more show creators, Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development and Jill Soloway of Transparent, who shared a love of actors and taught him a lot about acting along the way. Are You Anybody? is Tambor's chance to discuss his creative process and immense accomplishments from a life lived onscreen. Drawing from his formative childhood years, in which he describes himself as a fat Hungarian-Jewish kid with a lisp and a depressive father to how he drew inspiration from his life to create these characters, Tambor's memoir is funny, insightful, and uplifting, touching on comedy and the enduring chutzpah required to make it through life.

Are You Anybody?

An Actor's Life

Author: Bradford Dillman

Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Publishers

ISBN: 9781564741998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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Conversations with S.J. Perelman

Author: Sidney Joseph Perelman,Tom Teicholz

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878057900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

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In these pages one of the delights of sophisticated conversation lives again. His interviews collected in this book comprise a treasury of wit. Perelman (1904-1979) was one of America's best writers and, undeniably, one of its wittiest talkers. His great ability to take the tired English language and make it new and shiny was perhaps his most amazing feat. For his seemingly effortless contributions to the world of humor and to an avid, exhilarated readership flourishing over six decades the New York Times Book Review declared him a national treasure. Spanning his entire career, these conversations show that from the beginning he was a unique practitioner and a professional curmudgeon. He discusses his progress from youthful cartoonist to comic writer. He amuses listeners with accounts of hilarious adventures in Hollywood working with the Marx Brothers and later with Mike Todd on Around the World in 80 Days, for which Perelman won an Academy Award for scriptwriting.

Have You Found Her

A Memoir

Author: Janice Erlbaum

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0345504593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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And every week, there was the unspoken question, the one I didn’t know enough to ask myself : Have you found her yet? The one who reminds you of you? Twenty years after she lived at a homeless shelter for teens, Janice Erlbaum went back to volunteer. Now thirty-four years old and a successful writer, she’d changed her life for the better; now she wanted to help someone else–someone like the girl she’d once been. Then she met Sam. A brilliant nineteen-year-old junkie savant, the product of a horrifically abusive home, Sam had been surviving alone on the streets since she was twelve and was now struggling for sobriety against the adverse health effects of long-term drug abuse. Soon Janice found herself caring deeply for Sam, following her through detoxes and psych wards, halfway houses and hospitals, becoming ever more manically driven to save her from the sickness and sadness leftover from Sam’s terrible past. But just as Janice was on the verge of becoming the girl’s legal guardian, she made a shocking discovery: Sam was sicker than anyone knew, in ways nobody could have imagined. Written with startling candor and immediacy, Have You Found Her is the story of one woman’s quest to save a girl’s life–and the hard truths she learns about herself along the way. “A rich and compelling account . . . Ultimately this is a book about the narrator’s journey and the dangers that attend the urge within us all to believe we can save another soul. A terrific read.” –Cammie McGovern, author of Eye Contact From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crazybone

Author: Bill Pronzini

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628152923

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Lush Life

A Novel

Author: Richard Price

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 142994420X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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So, what do you do?" Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter . . . But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn't say tending bar. He was going places—until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric one night and pulled a gun. At least, that's Eric's version. In Lush Life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the "new" New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour. Lush Life is an Xray of the street in the age of no broken windows and "quality of life" squads, from a writer whose "tough, gritty brand of social realism . . . reads like a movie in prose" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

Pandora's Closet

Author: Martin H. Greenberg,Jean Rabe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101043873

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Nineteen original tales of the Pandora legend-as no one has ever imagine it before. When Pandora's Box was opened, so the ancient tale goes, all the evils that would beset humanity were released into the world. When the box was all but empty, the only thing that remained was hope. Now some of fantasy's finest writers have taken on the task of opening Pandora's closet. It is naturally chock full of an assortment of items, including a ring that can bring its wearer infinite health, a special helmet found in the most unlikely of places, a mysterious box that holds a legendary piece of cloth, and a red hoodie that transforms a woman's world. These stories are of items claimed by people, but only at their own peril. After indulging in these stories, readers will certainly look at their own closets in a whole new light.

The Book of Days

A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Including Anecdote, Biography, & History, Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anecdotes

Page: N.A

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Are You Nuts?

A Tom & Scott Mystery

Author: Mark Richard Zubro

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466804300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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After a difficult summer, the last thing that gay high school teacher Tom Mason needs in the new school year is turmoil. But a conservative parents' group, "worried" about gay teachers corrupting the students, is attempting to take over the local PTA. And it soon gets worse--one of the ringleaders of the parents' group is murdered in the high school after a very contentious PTA meetings, and Tom's best friend is arrested for the crime. Now to prove her innocence, Tom must hunt down the real killer...

Eagle's Song

Author: Rosanne Bittner

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1940941458

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Eagle's Song is the final book in the Savage Destiny series, taking readers into the lives of Zeke and Abbie's children and grandchildren. This very moving story depicts the emotional end of an era for a once wild and free People, America's Native Americans, and the sometimes traumatic changes in the American West as civilization moves in to tame a lawless land. With this progress and the discovery of gold, the Monroe descendants find amazing success and happiness. But through it all Abigail Monroe lives with precious memories and a deep faith that carry her into old age and eventually back into the arms of her beloved Zeke as they walk into the past and leave the future to their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Their love will live on forever in the hearts of the family members ... and in the hearts of all those who read this series. PRAISE: “Power, passion, tragedy, and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —Romantic Times “Extraordinary…Bittner’s characters spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly

Mutineer

Author: Robert J. Shea

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612102883

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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For every weapon there was a defense, but not against the deadliest weapon--man himself!

Hothouse Orchid

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101144930

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Home gets hot for special agent Holly Barker. Going home can be hard. But for Special Agent Holly Barker, it could be her one chance for justice against an old enemy...

The Laying On Of Hands

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782831533

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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Clive Dunlop was a masseur of exceptional talents. His 'services' were much in demand amongst the great and the good and after his untimely death at the age of 34 they -- the film stars and politicians, the writers and publishers, the TV pundits and celebrity chefs -- are gathered for his memorial service. The conduct of the service is a great worry for the priest taking the service, but it proves to be a test for the congregation. This is Alan Bennett at his absolute best with an exceptional satire. It is a perfect work of fiction but it will give readers the extra frisson of pleasure of identifying many of the characters, including even the masseur. This is a small masterpiece.

The Gold Coast

Three Californias

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 1466861339

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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2027: Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals. The Gold Coast is the second novel in Robinson's Three Californias trilogy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tater and the Giant Indian

Author: Big Adam

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465392955

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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Tater, I have something to tell you For the first time ever, Big Adam brings together two of his bestselling titles, My Friend Tater and The Four Days, into a single novel to tell the story of the Giant Indian who, as a shy college freshman, meets a campus security officer named Tater who shares his love for the movies. The fun and laughs over the years comes to a jarring halt when the Indian loses the man he knew as Dad. He descends into horrid madness and despair. Only Tater can keep the Indian from doing the unthinkable

Bitch Are You Retarded?

Stop Being a Dumbass! Either He Loves You, He's in Love with You, Or You're Just Something to Do For Right Now. Either Way, Learn the Difference, and

Author: Carlos J. Lee

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468557076

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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EVERY WOMAN HAS A GIRLFRIEND WHO NEEDS THIS BOOK! Carlos J. Lee has been every "bad boy" that you have ever dated. He's a former dog, liar, cheater, asshole, user, manipulator and has slept with hundreds of women. He is here to teach you that when it comes to the man in your life it only comes down to three things, either he loves you, or he's in love with you and when to walk away! You will learn the difference between possessing a man s mind and his heart. You will also learn what most women don't know about a man, which is, a man knows within the first five minutes of meeting a woman, what role he wants her to play in his life. These are the reasons why most women find themselves heartbroken, frustrated, and losing sleep. They don't know the difference and are unaware. Today is your awakening, your epiphany and new beginning. You will see the man in your life in a different way and know how he really feels about you. Carlos will save you from years of heartache and wasting your time with a man who isn't your real soul mate.

Old Friends

Author: B.B. Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450270380

Category: Poetry

Page: 268

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Old Friends is a collection of experiences with people, places, and things; some real, some imaginary? These poems, short stories, and essays were years in the making and experiencing, yet can apply from adolescence to the deep wisdom of great age and all betwixt the two. Between the covers you’ll find contrasts between light and dark, kind and cruel, and insightful and blind as the author delves into the challenges, changes, and acceptances of life. May you find insight and memories within your old friends in these words.

The Good Dream

A Novel

Author: Donna VanLiere

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250011507

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this full-length novel from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series Donna VanLiere has written a beautifully rendered and poignant story about one woman's unlikely path to motherhood and the healing power of love. Tennessee, 1950: Still single and in her early thirties, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid; a label she takes with good humor and a grain of salt. But when her mother dies, leaving her to live alone in the house she grew up in, to work the farm she was raised to take care of, she finds herself lost in a kind of loneliness she hadn't expected. After years of rebuffing the advances of imperfect, yet eligible bachelors from her small town, Ivorie is without companionship with more love in her heart and time on her hands than she knows what to do with. But her life soon changes when a feral, dirty-faced boy who has been sneaking onto her land to steal from her garden comes into her life. Even though he runs back into the hills as quickly as he arrives, she's determined to find out who he is because something about the young boy haunts her. What would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden? But what she can't imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him? As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town-a community that would rather let secrets stay that way. This pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love is Donna VanLiere at her very best.