Madboy: My Journey from Adboy to Adman

By Richard Kirshenbaum

A exciting and irreverent memoir concerning the transformation of the ads company from the Nineteen Eighties to today

Richard Kirshenbaum was once born to promote. Raised in a relations of big apple strivers, this destiny ads titan was once quite a few years outdated whilst his grandfather first taught him Cadillac is greater than a automobile, and that if you happen to can’t have a Trinitron it's possible you'll in addition no longer watch television. He had no connections while he got here to Madison street, yet he possessed an outrageous humorousness that may make him a millionaire.
 
In 1987, on the age of twenty-six, Richard positioned his discount rates at the line to release his personal employer with companion Jonathan Bond, and inside of a yr, had remodeled it from a no-name enterprise into the go-to condo for state of the art paintings. Kirshenbaum and Bond pioneered guerilla advertising via buying advert house on fruit, spray-painting slogans at the sidewalk, and hiring actors to reserve the Hennessy martini in nightclubs. They have been the undesirable boys of Madison Avenue—a company the place a skateboarding worker as soon as greatly surprised a tremendous client—but subsidized up their insanity with results.
 
Packed with company perception, advertising and marketing knowledge, and a solid of characters starting from Princess Diana to Ed McMahon, this memoir is as daring, as breathtaking, and as pleasant as Richard himself.

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Sex, Lies, and Cookies: An Unrated Memoir

By Lisa Glasberg

One woman's erroneous quest for romance, intercourse, and as a lot airtime as attainable . . .

On The Howard Stern Show, radio character Lisa Glasberg, aka Lisa G., is painted as a violin-playing, cookie-baking cat woman, yet that is all approximately to alter. This alleged wallflower as soon as used her abilities within the kitchen to teach up at a suitor's doorstep donning not anything yet a fur coat and sporting a plate of freshly baked cookies.

Now, in her unrated memoir, Lisa G. unearths all approximately her adventures and misadventures transforming into up and searching out love in all of the unsuitable locations. Her trip starts within the in basic terms position the place she felt comfortable—behind the microphone. Lisa grew to become a workaholic with a larger-than-life radio character. but if the "on air" lighting fixtures switched off, she struggled to discover her real self. via remedy and a few soul-searching, she remodeled from an insecure younger lady who tried to win over males together with her culinary prowess into an self reliant grownup who ultimately realized to like herself.

Lisa's tale is filled with notion and plenty of laughs. clever, sassy, and stacked, Lisa continuously placed her profession first. whereas trying to find the best task, the aspiring radio superstar dated her approach via an city bachelorette's predictable gallery of strength buddies. In Sex, Lies, and Cookies, Lisa info her hilarious sexcapades, which come with each person from a pleasant Jewish health care provider with a different fetish to the vintage unavailable variety who desires an "open relationship."

Lisa G. additionally stocks behind-the-scenes tales from her A-list star interviews, friendships, and time placing with hip-hop royalty like P. Diddy, Will Smith, and taste Flav.

Along the best way, Lisa G. grew to become identified for having the most popular price tag in town—entry into her unique and mythical cookie events. The ebook contains the recipes for greater than twenty-five of Lisa G.'s well-known muffins, like "Losing my Cherry Cookies" and "Double D-licious Oatmeal Cookies," in addition to suggestions for web hosting your personal great cookie get together. Sex, Lies and Cookies is a delectable learn that proves why the main pleasurable courting you will ever have starts off with studying to like your self (and how a bit cookie dough can help).

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Combat Chaplain: A 30-Year Vietnam Battle

By James D. Johnson

Chaplain James D. Johnson selected to accompany his males, unarmed, on their day-by-day wrestle operations. this is often his chronicle of Vietnam and the aftermath of struggle, of his coming to phrases together with his post-traumatic demons, and his desire for therapeutic and detoxing which led him to revisit Vietnam years later.

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This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

By Nikki Sixx

This Is Gonna Hurt is tune, images, and existence throughout the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy steel rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling writer of The Heroin Diaries. a mixture of strong prose and dramatic images, This Is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply own glance through the eyes of a true rock big name at a stark, post-addiction world.

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Surrendered: The Rise, Fall & Revolution of Kwame Kilpatrick

From Mayor of Detroit to estate of the Michigan division of Corrections;

Kwame Kilpatrick chronicles one of many greatest political scandals to rock the kingdom in his memoir, Surrendered: the increase, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.

In 2008, Kwame Kilpatrick plead responsible to obstruction of justice fees stemming from mendacity below oath approximately an affair he had along with his long‐time buddy and leader –of-staff.

Kilpatrick’s charismatic authority because the chief of the Michigan country residence of Representatives and Mayor of the town of Detroit catapulted him into the nationwide highlight. He used to be recognized around the nation as “The Hip‐Hop Mayor,” and one among the

Democratic Party’s so much famous stars. His political punditry and prowess have been glaring by means of his a number of invites to the White condo, and addressing either the 2000 and 2004 Democratic nationwide Conventions.

As the youngest Mayor ever elected within the urban of Detroit’s background, his political occupation appeared, not just on‐track, but in addition unstoppable. via a tawdry chain of occasions, Kilpatrick’s ardour for supporting humans and relocating the town of Detroit into greatness have been overshadowed simply by way of his sensationalized political demise.

In a cathartic technique of extraordinary revelation, Kilpatrick writes a vividly intimate, unashamed and sincere memoir that illustrates the psychological, actual and religious mettle required to carry steadfast in the course of the private hell that frequently accompanies public humiliation and personal damnation.

Surrendered: the increase, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick offers a desirable and revealing investigate the lifetime of the most observed personalities of this Century.

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The Whitney I Knew

By Bebe Winans

A digital album of BeBe Winans' precious stories of his good friend and "sister," Whitney Houston.

In the years among the 1st time BeBe Winans and Whitney Houston met in 1985, to the day he introduced the tribute that touched a looking at state at Houston's funeral, a deep and certain friendship bloomed and thrived. They thought of one another family in the truest feel of the notice.

Now this very own number of remembrances deals us a seat on the desk in the course of Whitney's so much unguarded moments. right here we see her in all her quirky, passionate, fiercely dependable glory even though the eyes of her "brother", BeBe.

For so much of her public lifestyles, Whitney Houston was once a secret. In The Whitney I Knew, Winans has given us an excellent gift---the present of figuring out. From profoundly relocating own moments to eye-opening money owed of triumph to the heartbreaking realities that resulted in her final defeat, the untold tales are in detail woven all through this book---along with on-line video hyperlinks to behind-the-scenes moments, highlights of her occupation, and never-before-seen video of Whitney. additionally incorporated is an in depth picture part from BeBe's own collection.

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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music

By Judy Collins

A shiny, hugely evocative memoir of 1 of the reigning icons of folks song, highlighting the last decade of the ’60s, while hits like “Both facets Now” catapulted her to overseas fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply own, sincere, and revealing memoir of folks legend and relentlessly inventive spirit Judy Collins. In it, she talks approximately her alcoholism, her lasting love affair with Stephen Stills, her friendships with Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Fariña, David Crosby, and Leonard Cohen and, specifically, the song that helped outline a decade and a generation’s sound track. 
    
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
invitations the reader into the events that peppered Laurel Canyon and into the recording studio so we see how cuts advanced take after take, whereas it units an array of wonderful musical expertise opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main turbulent many years of twentieth-century the US.
    
Beautifully written, richly textured, and sharply insightful, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is an unforgettable chronicle of the folks renaissance in America.

From the Hardcover edition.

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David's Inferno: My Journey Through the Dark Wood of Depression

By David Blistein

David's Inferno combines intensely own recollections of a two-year fearful breakdown with modern insights on how manic-depression manifests and the way it truly is clinically determined and handled. writer David Blistein stocks his studies to make clear the darkness of melancholy for fellow tourists in addition to those that care approximately them.

Millions of individuals be afflicted by significant depressive episodes. them all wish reduction yet, extra importantly, most easily need to know that they're no longer by myself. With light wry humor and a compassionate tone, David's Inferno deals a story of attention, recognition, and desire. it truly is neither prescriptive nor opinionated, seeing all varieties of remedy as probably worthwhile within the continuum of care.

David's Inferno can be an amazing e-book for family and friends of these struggling with melancholy, assisting them to higher comprehend what their household are experiencing.

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Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde: A True Story

By Rebecca Dana

The last word fish-out-of-water story . . . A baby who by no means rather slot in, Rebecca Dana worshipped on the altar of Truman Capote and Nora Ephron, dreaming of 1 day ditching Pittsburgh and relocating to long island, her Jerusalem. After graduating from university, she made her approach to town to start her future. For a time, existence grew to become out precisely as she’d deliberate: glamorous events; appealing humans; the appropriate task, residence, and guy. but if all of it got here crashing down, she stumbled on herself catapulted into one other global. She strikes into Brooklyn’s huge, immense Lubavitch neighborhood, and lives with Cosmo, a thirty-year-old Russian rabbi who practices jujitsu at the side.While Cosmo, dissatisfied with Orthodoxy, flirts with leaving the neighborhood, Rebecca faces the truth that her religion—the books, magazines, television indicates, and films that made long island look like salvation—has additionally failed her. As she shuttles among the area of non secular extremism and the area of secular extra, Rebecca is going on a look for meaning. Trenchantly observant, unique as hell, a mixture of Shalom Auslander and The peculiar Couple, Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde is a thought-provoking coming-of-age tale for the twenty-first century.

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