Release on 2009-03-03 | by Christopher Ciccone,Wendy Leigh
Author: Christopher Ciccone,Wendy Leigh
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The singer's younger brother describes their close relationship and explores little-known aspects of her life, from their shared childhood in Michigan to her successful music career, many transformations, and personal challenges.
Release on 2011 | by Marc Andrews,Claire Isaac,David Nichols
Inside Smash Hits Australia 1984 - 2007
Author: Marc Andrews,Claire Isaac,David Nichols
Pubpsher: Affirm Press
Category: Popular culture
For Australian teenagers of the 1980s and 90s, Smash Hits magazine provided a fortnightly fix of fun, glamour and pop. It had more fizz than a sherbet bomb, and hundreds of thousands of Australian teenagers were hooked. Pop Life is an insiders' view of the Australian pop lovers' bible, from its bubbly beginnings to digital demise. Three former Smash Hits writers and editors take an affectionate and irreverent jaunt down memory lane. And reveal how they, Australia and readers have changed along the way.
A Quick and Easy Way to Tune Up the Mind and Maximize Emotional Health
Author: Spencer Lord
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Everyone! Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has the incredible power to change the way we think, perceive, and react to stress—for the better. And as an alternative method to mood-enhancing drugs, CBT has only become more popular. But until recently, access to CBT was only available through professional therapy. Now with The Brain Mechanic, Spencer Lord delivers a concise, humorous, and easy-to-use handbook that demystifies cognitive behavioral therapy for the lay user. With simple exercises, clear explanations, and helpful insight, Lord makes it easy for people to fit this technique into their daily lives, improve their mood, broaden their communication skills, and enrich their relationships. • Spencer Lord breaks down the science of cognitive behavioral therapy and turns it into actionable techniques that work immediately, including introducing "emotional algebra" for solving behavior issues in minutes • Provides practical techniques which can simply and effectively combat anxiety, anger, and a number of other emotional problems • Suggests customizable mental exercises for people of every age, background, and pace of lifestyle "Spending one night with The Brain Mechanic can change your life." —Lori Andrews: Legal Chair, Human Genome Project; Ethical Chair, Kent Law "Concise, accessible, and indescribably powerful." —David Geffen: Co-Founder, DreamWorks SKG
The star of the 1960s television comedy "I dream of Jeannie" reflects on the challenges she's faced and how she's maintained her humor, optimism, and Jeannie magic throughout the roller-coaster ride of a memorable life.
A revealing look at David Bowie, including rarely seen photos, draws on interviews with his lovers, girlfriends, business associates, groupies, and band members to shine a light on the life and career of this hypnotic performer.
Fully Revised and Updated MADONNA: LIKE AN ICON is a groundbreaking biography finally solves the mystery at the heart of her chameleon-like existence. Extensively researched and perceptively written by journalist Lucy O’Brien, it explores the complex personality and legendary drive that has made Madonna the most famous female pop artist of our time. O’Brien draws upon scores of interviews with producers, musicians, collaborators, lovers, and friends - many of whom have never spoken so candidly - to examine Madonna’s fascinating life. From her mother’s premature death to her dynamic arrival on the New York club scene to her training for Evita and beyond, every stage of her life is illuminated.
Madonna! Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model. She's all of these things...and more. Yet, who is she, really? In Madonna: An Intimate Biography, author J. Randy Taraborrelli's scrupulously researched and completely balanced unauthorized biography of one of the world's most celebrated entertainers, the reader is allowed to draw his or her own conclusions. Indeed, the portrait bestselling author Taraborrelli paints here is of a truly complex woman, one who is driven and determined to succeed at any cost, yet who displays remarkable vulnerability when it comes to matters of the heart. It is significant that Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the first such book written about the star in over a decade, because in the past ten years the ever-changing Madonna has gone through her biggest transformation yet -- from tempestuous sex goddess to happily married mother. Amazingly, as she launches her first worldwide tour in eight years, she is now -- at forty-something -- enjoying one of the most successful periods of her groundbreaking career. Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the result of ten years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly about her for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. Since Taraborrelli interviewed the star herself early in her career, he is now able to draw from such firsthand experiences to place her success story in perspective and provide new, stunning insights. The true Madonna, as presented here, is not merely a sensation-seeking tabloid vixen, but a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses -- as well as great strengths and ambitions. For the first time, the reader learns about the complex nature of her difficult relationship with her father, and how the two finally found one another after years of estrangement; how Warren Beatty broke her heart, and why the two never wed; how she and John Kennedy, Jr., became romantically involved, his mother's reaction to the prospect of Madonna as a daughter-in-law and why it could never have worked out; the truth of her relationships with the fathers of her two children and how, as a loving and attentive mother, she has evolved into a surprisingly different woman...and what the future holds for her. Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a truly explosive and definitive account of the life of an entertainer who is undoubtedly one of the most popular, trendsetting figures of our time. Full of amazing disclosures about her private life and public career, New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest work reveals Madonna in a new -- and surprisingly inspiring -- way. Not only a feast for fans, this book is great entertainment for anyone who enjoys a remarkable story, stirringly told.