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David Dean Bottrell's Hilarious Ode to Working Hits the L.A. Stage

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

L.A. Theatre-goers are in for a treat because for four successive Wednesday evenings from February 20th to March 13th, acclaimed actor/writer David Dean Bottrell takes to the Acme Comedy Theatre stage.

James Franco's 'Gay Town' Debuts

VernissageTV | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts

Gay Town is American actor, filmmaker, writer and artist James Franco's second solo show in Berlin with the gallery Peres Projects. The exhibition tha...

An Inspirational True Story of Resilience and the American Dream

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
MeiMei Fox

Bend, Not Break centers around eight of Ping Fu's life lessons, from her childhood in Mao's China, to finding her way as a poor American immigrant, to becoming a widely respected female executive and mother.

Heart and Troll

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

With so many good titles taken -- Heart of Darkness for one -- what will Dick, Liz and Dr. Pulse call their future bestseller?

Joining the Club: Stephen Tobolowsky on The Dangerous Animals Club

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

Stephen Tobolowsky is probably a little too good at acting. Despite his above average height, his recognizable features and his slight Texas drawl (he's a Dallas native), the 61-year-old is probably better known for the names of the characters he's played.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

Reflections On The Vietnamese Diaspora

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Andrew Lam

Eight years a PBS film crew in a TV series called "My Journey Home" followed me back to Vietnam, and in Dalat, a small city on a high plateau full of pine trees and waterfalls and pristine lakes, they coaxed me into revisiting my childhood home. The quaint pinkish villa on top of a hill was by then abandoned, its garden overrun with elephant grass and wildflowers.

Anaïs Nin and The Furrawn

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

These days, I'm just glad to have known the real woman, to have her insights and a record of her tremendous accomplishment in ink on paper. I only hope tangling horns with the hoarder in me didn't overly distress her, because what it taught me was invaluable.

Janell Ross

Two Books, Many Faces Of Marco Rubio, As Romney Gives Him The Veep Vet | Janell Ross | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

As news that Marco Rubio may be a serious contender for Mitt Romney's GOP running mate emerged Tuesday, so too did a pair of books detailing Rubio’s...

How I Happened to Write My Memoirs

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

My recently-published autobiography, Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual, highlights the connection between intellectual and political activity.

Stan Kenton & His Daughter Leslie's 'Love Affair'

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 04.19.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

"I don't know if I ever went to sleep or not. The next thing I knew his massive body was on top of mine. In a rough voice he started to repeat my name...

Autobiography of Former Alcatraz Inmate Tells Interesting Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.02.2012 | Crime
Kate Kelly

Fifty-two years ago Robert Luke, Prisoner #118AZ, left Alcatraz for his first taste of life on the outside after more than a decade of trouble with the law.

Robbie Robertson On Working With Martin Scorsese

Rolling Stone | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Since they first teamed up on The Last Waltz 35 years ago, Robbie Robertson and Martin Scorsese have enjoyed a prolific working relataionship, collabo...

America's Rorschach President?

Charles Kolb | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Reagan, Roosevelt, and Johnson were "conviction" presidents. They knew what they wanted to do as leaders. Barack Obama's rise to the presidency reflects an altogether different experience.

From the Father of Our Country to the Brat Pack in Three Easy Biographies

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.

Theodore Roosevelt on His Presidency: "In the End the Boldness of the Action Fully Justified Itself"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Roosevelt's Autobiography, which begins with an account of his birth and boyhood, is peppered with detailed personal anecdotes and theoretical asides.

Dancing Lessons: An Education On and Off the Dance Floor

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Moret

What can a 26-year-old dancer teach us about life? It turns out, plenty, as is illustrated in two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Cheryl Burke's new autobiography.

The Problem With Memoirs: A Moment Of Silence, Please, For The Lost Art Of Shutting Up

New York Times | NEIL GENZLINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There was a time when you had to earn the right to draft a memoir, by accomplishing something noteworthy or having an extremely unusual experience or ...

Shania Twain Autobiography In The Works For Spring 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Shania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce – and she'll do it in her autobiography. Of course, Twain will discuss ...

Bush and Memoirs

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.

Bush's 14 Decision Points

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush is this week selecting for retrospective public examination the fourteen major decisions of his life or presidency, beginning wi...

Making Sense of the Memoir

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Weaver

Hunting has a brutal side. Crippled birds not found. Blood trails and gut piles. Shooting accidents (my family has had its tragedies). It soon became clear to me as I wrote: tell the truth or stay home.


Kristen McGuiness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kristen McGuiness

So I decided I would give fate the middle finger, I would go on 51 dates in 50 weeks, and I would change my life. Welcome to "51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life" (Soft Skull Press).

Donald Rumsfeld's Memoir Coming In January

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — The title and release date of Donald Rumsfeld's memoir are now known, or, as he might say, are now known knowns. The book is called ...

Jimmy Page, Guitar Legend Chronicles Career In Autobiographic Photo Book

New York Times | BEN SISARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Sept. 27 Genesis Publications, a British company that specializes in lushly designed rock photo books, will publish "Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page," a 5...