Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm.
Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Monty Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.
Today, â€śHallelujahâ€ť is one of the most-performed rock songs in history. It has become a staple of movies and television shows as diverse as Shrek and The West Wing, of tribute videos and telethons. It has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Bob Dylan, U2, Justin Timberlake, and k.d. lang, and it is played every year at countless eventsâ€”both sacred and secularâ€”around the world.
When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was â€śhome-schooled for hippie reasons,â€ť she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growthâ€”finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930â€™s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how â€śuncoolâ€ť she really was.
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€˘ Hailed by Toni Morrison as â€śrequired reading,â€ť a bold and personal literary exploration of Americaâ€™s racial history by â€śthe single best writer on the subject of race in the United Statesâ€ť (The New York Observer)
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleckâ€“impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress...
Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny: The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansionâ€”and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the keyâ€”from one of the few people who truly knows: Hefâ€™s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.