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Wishful Drinking

By Carrie Fisher

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"In Wishful Drinking , adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of 'Hollywood in-breeding,' come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen. Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It's an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty -- Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher -- homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed."

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Hollywood, Beverly Hills, & Other Perversities: Pop Culture of the 1970s and 1980s

By George Rose

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A collection of black-and-white photographs portraying celebrity culture in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly in Los Angeles, taken by an award-winning photojournalist.

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Reagan: The Hollywood Years

By Marc Eliot

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Presents the early career of the Hollywood actor who became the fortieth president, covering more than thirty years of his film and television work, his two marriages, and his two runs as the president of the Screen Actors' Guild.

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The Gurus' Guide to Serenity: A Me-time Menu of Celebrity Stress Reducers

By Laurel House and Sharon House

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"The midlife crisis, the family crisis, the career crisis, the relationship crisis -- nowadays everything seems to be a crisis. We are often too overwhelmed to enjoy the simplest things that make us truly happy. But now the professionals who bring contentment to the world's most famous people show you how to blissfully pamper yourself in this beautifully designed, fully illustrated guide to the sumptuous pleasures that should be a part of everyone's daily lives. The Guru's Guide to Serenity ... may very well be the saviors of our sanity. Celebrities have the means to find these pleasures, and mother-daughter team and Hollywood insiders Sharon and Laurel House have culled the secrets of the world's most exclusive experts, trainers, chefs, spas, and resorts to show readers how to create the kind of soothing treatments superstars love.

"Some of the gurus' remedies you will discover in this beautiful, comforting book include: Irresistible at-home massage techniques from Michelle Kluck, massage therapist to Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd. Fitness tips from Kathy Kaehler, celebrity trainer and the Today show's exercise expert. Recipes for soothing spa treatments like Chocolate Fondue Facial Mask from Manhattan's elite Glow Skin Spa."

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Funny Letters from Famous People

By Charles Osgood, editor

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This is a selective gathering of humorous letters written by famous denizens of show business and the arts, celebrated writers, politicians, and American Presidents.

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