Biography & Autobiography

The Book of Annie: Humor, Heart, and Chutzpah from an Accidental Influencer

Publication Date: 09/12/2023

Wildly funny musings from an eighty-three-year-old TikTok sensation. “Understated” and “tasteful” could never be applied to Annie, and that’s just fine with her. A colorful actress with a decades-long career in TV, film, and theater—including a recurring role on Seinfeld and a center-stage spot touring with The Moth—Annie offers her trademark unabashed…

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Tod is God: The Authorized Story of How I Created Extreme Championship Wrestling

Publication Date: 07/25/2023

The uncensored inside story of ECW’s founder Tod Gordon’s journey from jewelry store owner to one of the three most powerful promoters in pro wrestling. “An incredible, entertaining and insightful story of one of the most important—and also underappreciated—promoters in wrestling history. A must-read for any wrestling fan, promoter, executive…

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Tony Cuesta, Freedom Fighter: The War with Fidel Castro to Take Back Cuba

Publication Date: 07/18/2023

Tony Cuesta is the action-adventure story of a courageous former compadre of Fidel Castro who fled Cuba and became a Little Havana hero by launching raids against the communists occupying his homeland. Close friends: Tony Cuesta and Fidel Castro attended the University of Havana together in the mid 1950s. The…

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I Am the Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing the Hits and Rocking the MTV Eighties

Publication Date: 11/29/2022

Holly Knight’s singular music career included crafting a good part of the soundtrack to the MTV eighties with mega-hits for Tina Turner (“The Best”), Pat Benatar (“Love Is A Battlefield”), and Patty Smyth (“The Warrior”)—songs that celebrated female empowerment and shaped pop and rock for years to come. “Holly Knight…

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The Inner Light: How India Influenced the Beatles

Publication Date: 10/25/2022

The hidden meanings of the Beatles’ most esoteric lyrics are revealed by a rare insider who spent twenty years with the man who made “meditation,” “mantra,” and “yoga” household words: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. “I absolutely love this book. Between the stories and the pictures, many I’ve not seen before, this…

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Funky: My Defiant Path Through the Wild World of Combat Sports

Publication Date: 10/25/2022

A riveting memoir by former MMA champion and Olympic wrestler, Ben Askren, who cut a polarizing path through amateur wrestling and professional mixed martial arts as a firebrand figure who fans loved or hated—but could never keep down. One of the most dominant college wrestlers in history, Ben Askren became…

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Sly & the Family Stone: An Oral History

Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Their music changed pop history, but we’ve never known much about the people who made it…until now “…a first-hand account of both the kaleidoscopic talent that drove Stone to the top and attracted so many people to him, and the madness that he soon descended into and never truly returned…

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The Shot: The Harrowing Journey of a Marine in the War on Terror

Publication Date: 09/13/2022

Sergeant Bill Bee’s brush with death was broadcast on TV screens and published in newspapers around the world, but behind the cloud of dirt caused by a Taliban sniper bullet is a story of heroism, tragedy, and fighting an invisible war. Sergeant Bill Bee is the Marine in one of…

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Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon

Publication Date: 07/19/2022

“Bickerdike is on a mission to free Britney by restoring her reputation as a cultural icon…. [An] astute reckoning with modern celebrity.” —The Times “A wild read.” —The Guardian Part biography, part social history, Being Britney pieces together a collage of stories, interviews, legends, and fan experiences to construct a definitive portrait…

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Black Moses: The Hot-Buttered Life and Soul of Isaac Hayes

Publication Date: 05/10/2022

The first biography of soul pioneer Isaac Hayes, whose groundbreaking music provided the foundation for hip-hop and a new racial paradigm. “Black men could finally stand up and be men because here's Black Moses; he's the epitome of Black masculinity. Chains that once represented bondage and slavery now can be…

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