New Arrivals · Biography

July 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Confessions of a cartel hit man

July 21, 2017
Corona, Martin, author.
©2017
xiv, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Part one: Sorrow. The letter ; Posole ; The beach ; Gladiator school ; The ones that got away ; Power boosting ; Surenos don't stoop ; A chance in Hawaii ; Baby -- Part two: Education. Big D's tickets ; Circus circus ; Small fish, big ocean ; The first order of business ; Mainline ; I want to kill him ; The hole ; Plastic knives ; Real great dudes -- Part three: Profession. A big enterprise ; Bullet hoses ; The fat guy ; Getting it done right ; Respect ; Wasn't for her ; Bad karma ; Neglected business ; "Are you against us?" ; Out of my life.
"These are the true confessions of an assassin. Martin Corona started out life seemingly as American as a midcentury American kid could be. He was the son of a US marine, bouncing from one warm beach base to another. But the combination of an abusive father, ill-advised medication, and some bad choices before he was even a teenager led him into a brutal, murderous outlaw life. In and out of prison, Corona, aka 'Nite Owl,' soon came into contact with Sureños and the so-called Mexican Mafia. After having proved himself to be fearless and loyal, he joined an elite crew run by the Arellano Félix brothers, founders of the Tijuana drug cartel that dominated the cross-border drug trade and the associated bloody gang warfare for decades. Corona and his crew would leave their luxurious hideout in Mexico, cross the border whenever they wished, kill whoever needed to be killed, and often return to their "office" the same day. Special Agent of the California Department of Justice Steve Duncan pursued the arrest of Martin Corona for years and wrote the foreword to this powerful memoir. He says Corona is the only former cartel hit man he knows who is truly remorseful. Corona's turning state's evidence led to the arrest of Javier Arellano Felix and the ultimate downfall of the Tijuana Cartel in 2006. But Corona wasn't free from his past. This story gives insight into how one human being became able to kill without hesitation--and how, no longer a killer, and asking for forgiveness, he now lives with himself."--Jacket.

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes : the unconventional story of Bill Watterson and his revolutionary comic strip

July 21, 2017
Martell, Nevin.
New York : Continuum, 2010.
vi, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Traces the life and career of the creator of "Calvin and Hobbes."

You gotta want it

July 21, 2017
Paul, Jake, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
224 pages ; 24 cm
A motivational personal account by the comedic social-media personality and actor traces his childhood struggles with sibling rivalry and bullying, shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his Hollywood career, and offers insights into pursuing one's dreams.

The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism

July 21, 2017
Olsen, Henry (Political consultant), author.
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xx, 345 pages ; 24 cm
"A political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his true heir and the popular program's ultimate savior. Conventional political wisdom views the two most consequential presidents of the twentieth-century--FDR and Ronald Reagan--as ideological opposites. FDR is hailed as the champion of big-government progressivism manifested in the New Deal. Reagan is seen as the crusader for conservatism dedicated to small government and free markets. But Henry Olsen argues that this assumption is wrong. In The Working Class Republican, Olsen contends that the historical record clearly shows that Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal itself were more conservative than either Democrats or Republicans believe, and that Ronald Reagan was more progressive than most contemporary Republicans understand. Olsen cuts through political mythology to set the record straight, revealing how Reagan--a longtime Democrat until FDR's successors lost his vision in the 1960s--saw himself as FDR's natural heir, carrying forward the basic promises of the New Deal: that every American deserves comfort, dignity, and respect provided they work to the best of their ability. "-- Provided by publisher.

Brodsky among us : a memoir

July 20, 2017
Proffer Teasley, Ellendea, 1944- author.
©2017
xxiii, 166 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"A searingly personal memoir of the great Russian poet by his American friend and publisher, containing much previously unknown material about how Brodsky left Russia and how he made his way in the new world, and how, during the cold war, Americans played a crucial role in his fate"-- Provided by publisher.

Last don standing : the secret life of mob boss Ralph Natale

July 20, 2017
Pearson, Dan, 1959- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xiii, 250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Christmas Day, 1973 -- A sit-down with the boss -- Kids in Philly -- Love and devotion. -- New York, New York -- The rise of the docile don -- Mob heavyweights -- Doing the work -- Where the sand is turnin' to gold -- An Irish wake -- The razor's edge -- Union sundown -- Roll of the dice -- Meeting Mr. Stanfa -- Something's burning -- Angelo Bruno, what has happened to you? -- Et tu, Tony Bananas? -- The wake -- Rise of the Chicken Man -- They blew up the Chicken Man -- Life in Lewisburg -- Mr. Natale goes to Washington -- A Mafia prince -- Stanfa redux -- A marriage of mob-style convenience -- Don't call it a comeback -- Where did it all go wrong? -- The big payback -- Last words
"As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state's evidence, provides an insider's perspective on the mafia. Natale's reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region's mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up in the mob and saw first-hand as it hatched its plan to control Atlantic City's casino unions. Later on, after spending 16 years in prison, he reclaimed the family as his own after a bloody mob war that left bodies scattered across South Philly. He forged connections around the country, invigorated the family with more allies than it had in two decades, and achieved a status within the mob never seen before or since until he was betrayed by his men and decided to testify against them in a stunning turn of events. Using dozens of hours of interviews with Natale along with research and interviews with FBI agents, this book delivers revelatory insights into seminal events in American mob history, including: - The truth about Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance - The murder of Jewish mob icon Bugsy Siegel - The identity of the man who created modern-day Las Vegas With the full cooperation of Natale, New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson uncover the deadly reign of the last great mob boss of Philadelphia, a tale that covers a half-century of mob lore--and gore"-- Provided by publisher.

Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon

July 20, 2017
Laurie, Greg, author.
[United States] : American Icon Press, [2017]
xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Author's Note. Introduction. All I Need's a Fast Machine -- The Widow and the Preacher Man -- The Last Chance Ranch -- Don's Garage -- Laurieland -- Julian and Charlene -- Hog Heaven -- the Father Who Wasn't There -- House of Horrors -- Tw0o Schools of Thought -- A Death Sentence -- New York State of Mind -- The Blob and the Bible -- California Dreamin' -- The American Dream -- A Man and His Castle -- Motherless Child -- The Canyon -- The Monster Within -- The Fall -- A Jamaican Seed -- The Towering Babel -- Nothing new Under the Sun -- The Visitor -- Broad Beach Memoirs -- Learning to Fly -- Hello, Preacher Man! Somebody Up There Likes Me -- A Test of Faith -- Knockin' on Heaven's Door -- See You in Heaven. Postscript: Good News in a Bad World
Join Greg Laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, the streets of New York, as he traces the wooly geography of actor Steve McQueen's life, relationships, career and spiritual journey. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt. In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of ''The King of Cool,'' first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963's The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story. McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour. In this book, Laurie thoughtfully interviews members of Steve McQueen's family, friends, co-stars, associates, widow and pastor to tell of the dramatic life-change for the actor in the spring of 1979 - six months before McQueen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What were the critical steps that led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told? This book answers these questions. Greg Laurie will follow the seeds of Christianity that were sown throughout McQueen's improbable life where a Light finally shone into the darkness of his troubled life. These seeds miraculously germinated, allowing McQueen to see that redemption through Jesus Christ is a lasting truth more glittering and real than any magic of the entertainment industry. -- Amazon.com

Chester B. Himes : a biography

July 19, 2017
Jackson, Lawrence Patrick, author.
©2017
xv, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Beautiful bodies : a memoir

July 19, 2017
Miller, Kimberly Rae, author.
New York : Little A, [2017].
222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Blending social history and personal experiences, an exploration of how people try to control their bodies with food reveals the struggle everyone experiences with their own bodies.

Buddha : an enlightened life

July 18, 2017
Moore, Kieron, author.
New Delhi, India : Campfire, Kalyani Navyug Media Pvt Ltd, [2017]
147 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
In the ancient city of Kapilavastu, a prince named Siddhartha Gautama was born, and a wise man declared that he would grow up to be either a powerful king or a spiritual leader who would end suffering. Though his father kept him sheltered, Siddhartha soon became aware of the pain and disease that plagued the world and so abandoned his noble life in order to find answers. He'd eventually become the founder of a religion which persists today, and which has spread a message of compassion and understanding across the world. It was not an easy journey; Siddhartha faced the temptations of a demon, the outbreaks of war, and rebellion within his own order. Follow his journey from prince to pauper and from beggar to Buddha.

A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal

July 18, 2017
Waite, Jen, author.
New York, New York : Plume, [2017]
260 pages ; 22 cm
"Psychopaths are manipulative, remorseless. They feel no guilt. What would happen if you thought you might be married to one? Jen Waite loves her husband. Marco is sexy, funny, her best friend--and he makes her feel like the most important person in the world. When they have their first baby, her life feels perfect. But then, just three weeks later, she accidentally reads an e-mail that she was never supposed to see, and it is as if someone has aimed a wrecking ball at her life. When Marco swears that what she saw was a simple misunderstanding, Jen desperately tries to rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. During a time when she should have been enjoying the sweetness of young parenthood, Jen is set adrift, with only her drive to uncover the truth guiding her. She obsessively tries to find a single moment from the past five years of her relationship with Marco to prove she once had something real, that she wasn't crazy. Gradually, her sleuthing and persistent research yield a shocking but ultimately liberating discovery: Marco fits the textbook definition of a psychopath. A memoir of incredible power, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing is a harrowing and inspiring account of a woman who finds strength forged by fire when everything she believed in turns out to be an illusion."--Jacket flap.

Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India

July 18, 2017
Gidla, Sujatha, 1963- author.
©2017
306 pages ; 24 cm
"The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary--and yet how typical--her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible life--how he became a famous poet, student, labor organizer, and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother's battles with caste and women's oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up"-- Provided by publisher.

The incest diary.

July 18, 2017
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
132 pages ; 20 cm
A memoir by a woman who was sexually assaulted by her father explores how incest has formed her psychological conditioning, impacted her sexuality, and continues to complicate her adult perspectives and relationships.

Putin : his downfall and Russia's coming crash

July 18, 2017
Lourie, Richard, 1940- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, [2017].
xxii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
PART ONE: The present as prologue -- 1. Arms and the man -- PART TWO: Background check -- 2. The education of V.V. Putin -- 3. Dresden -- PART THREE: Ascent -- 4. Russia's fall, Putin's rise -- 5. The Russia Putin inherited and its spiritual ills -- PART FOUR: Core issues -- 6. Oil : a wasting asset -- 7. The heart of the matter : Ukraine -- PART FIVE: North- and eastward -- 8. Russia's Mecca : the Arctic -- 9. Manifesting destiny : Asia -- PART SIX: The twilight of paranoia -- 10. How Vladimir Putin learned to stop worrying and love the Internet -- PART SEVEN: The end and after -- 11. Russia without Putin, Putin without Russia.
"For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin's Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including: Putin's next land grab; Exploitations of the Arctic; Cyber-espionage; Putin and China... and many more crucial topics. An essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order"--Provided by publisher.

The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry

July 18, 2017
Mulley, Clare, author.
©2017
xxiii, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Preface: Truth And Lives -- LONGING FOR FREEDOM, 1903-1932 -- SEARCHING FOR THE FABULOUS, 1912-1933 -- PUBLIC RELATIONS, 1933-1936 -- PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS, 1936-1937 -- HOVERING, 1938 -- DESCENT, 1938-1939 -- WOMEN AT WAR, 1939-1941 -- DEFYING GRAVITY, 1942-1943 -- UNDER ATTACK, 1943 -- OPERATION SELF-SACRIFICE, 1943-1944 -- OPERATION VALKYRIE, 1944 -- IN THE CAMPS, 1944 -- IN THE BUNKER, 1945 -- FINAL FLIGHT -- LIBERATION AND DETENTION, 1945-1946 -- REPUTATIONS -- Epilogue: A Time of Contradictions.
"Despite Hitler's dictates on women's place being in the home, two fiercely defiant female pilots were awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. Other than this unique distinction and a passion for flying that bordered on addiction, these women could not have been less alike. One was Aryan Nazi poster-girl Hanna Reitsch, an unsurpassed pilot, who is now best-known for being the last person to fly into Berlin-under-siege in April 1945, in order to beg Hitler to let her save him. He refused and killed himself two days later. The other pilot was her antithesis, a brilliant aeronautical engineer and test-pilot Melitta Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg who was part Jewish. She used her value to the Luftwaffe as a means to protect her family. When her brother-in-law, Claus von Stauffenberg, planned the Valkyrie attack to assassinate the Fuehrer, she agreed to provide the transport. Both women repeatedly risked their lives to change the history of the Third Reich--one in support of and the other in opposition. Mulley shows, through dazzling film-like scenes suffused in glamour and danger, that their interwoven dramas are a powerful forgotten story of conformity and resistance and the very strength of women at the heart of the Second World War"-- Provided by publisher.

Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir

July 17, 2017
Gross, Jessica Berger, author.
New York : Scribner, 2017.
277 pages ; 22 cm
A powerful, haunting memoir about one woman's childhood of abuse and her harrowing decision to leave it all behind that redefines our understanding of estrangement and the ability to triumph over adversity. To outsiders, Jessica Berger Gross's childhood--growing up in a nice Jewish family in middle class Long Island seemed as wholesomely American as any other. But behind closed doors, Jessica suffered years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father, whose mood would veer unexpectedly from loving to violent. At the age of twenty-eight, still reeling from the trauma but emotionally dependent on her dysfunctional family, Jessica made the anguished decision to cut ties with them entirely. Years later, living in Maine with a loving husband and young son, having finally found happiness, Jessica is convinced the decision saved her life.

The great Nadar : the man behind the camera

July 17, 2017
Begley, Adam, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Nadar aloft -- Félix -- LaVie de bohème -- The writing life -- "All is lost! Nadar has learned to draw!" -- On Rue Saint-Nadar -- Nadar vs. Nadar Jeune -- On the boulevard -- High and low -- Siege balloons -- A long good-bye -- Après Nadar.
A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher

Hannibal

July 17, 2017
Hunt, Patrick, author.
©2017
xv, 362 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The vow -- Young Hannibal -- Spain -- Saguntum -- Over the Pyrenees -- Crossing the Rhône -- Gateway to the Alps -- The second ambush -- Summit of the Alps -- Ticinus -- Trebia -- The Apennines and the Arno marshes -- Trasimene -- Fabius Maximus and escape -- Cannae -- The campaign for south Italy -- The march on Rome -- War in Spain -- Scipio captures Cartagena -- Metaurus -- Roman triumph, Italy to Spain -- Zama -- Exile -- Hannibal's legacy.
"This authoritative biography brings to life one of the great commanders of the ancient world, Hannibal Barca of Carthage, who crossed the Alps with his war elephants to invade Italy and brought Rome to its knees. In the third century BCE, Carthage was the great mercantile power of the Mediterranean world, with colonies from Spain to Sicily. When the increasingly powerful Roman Republic challenged Carthage for primacy in the Mediterranean, Carthage's leading general, Hannibal, took the fight to Rome. After crossing from North Africa into Spain, he fought his way through southern Spain and Gaul (today's France), then crossed the Alps in a mighty feat of military daring. Defeating all the Roman armies that were sent to stop him, he threatened Rome itself. But after years of warfare, Hannibal's forces were depleted, and he was eventually forced to return to Carthage. Rome's most brilliant general, Scipio, having studied Hannibal's tactics, invaded Carthage and, in one of the epic battles of the ancient world, defeated Hannibal. To this day Hannibal is regarded as a military genius."--Jacket.

Reckless years : a diary of love and madness

July 17, 2017
Chaplin, Heather, 1971- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
vi, 292 pages ; 22 cm
"Trapped in a dissatisfying marriage for nearly a decade, New York journalist Heather Chaplin finally summons the courage to leave. On her own, she finds herself intoxicatingly free, pursuing adventure, and juggling romance on two continents in multiple cities. She contemplates the meaning of life; she falls for a handsome Irishman. But as the adventures progress, Chaplin's own reckless choices send her spiraling downward--and toward a reckoning she's avoided all her life. Pulled from Chaplin's own diaries, Reckless Years is a raw, propulsive debut: unfailingly profound and impossible to put down"-- Provided by publisher.

A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age

July 17, 2017
Soni, Jimmy, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
xv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Gaylord -- Ann Arbor -- The room-sized brain -- MIT -- A decidedly unconventional type of youngster -- Cold Spring Harbor -- The labs -- Princeton -- Fire control -- A six-day workweek -- The unspeakable system -- Turing -- Manhattan -- The utter dark -- From intelligence to information -- The bomb -- Building a bandwagon -- Mathematical intentions, honorable and otherwise -- Wiener -- A transformative year -- TMI -- "We urgently need the assistance of Dr. Claude E. Shannon" -- The man-machines -- The game of kings -- Constructive dissatisfaction -- Professor Shannon -- Inside information -- A gadgeteer's paradise -- Peculiar motions -- Kyoto -- The illness -- Aftershocks.

Being in the shadow : stories of the first-time total eclipse experience

July 17, 2017
Russo, Kate, 1972- author.
Belfast : Being in the Shadow, c2017.
134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
A total solar eclipse is considered to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This book describes what it is like, using personal stories from ordinary people. By being in the right place at the right time, these individuals shuddered with fear and anticipation as their world was plunged into an eerie darkness. After reading these personal stories, you will understand why you must get into the path of totality to experience a total eclipse. But be warned -- once may not be enough.

Henry David Thoreau : a life

July 14, 2017
Walls, Laura Dassow, author.
©2017
xx, 615 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The making of Thoreau. Concord sons and daughters ; Higher learning from Concord to Harvard (1826-1837) ; Transcendental apprentice (1837-1841) ; "Not till we are lost" (1842-1844) -- The making of Walden. "Walden, is it you?" (1845-1847) ; A writer's life (1847-1849) ; From Concord to Cosmos: Thoreau's turn to science (1849-1851) ; The beauty of nature, the baseness of men (1852-1854) -- Successions. Walden-on-Main (1854-1857) ; Wild fruits (1857-1859) ; A constant new creation (1860-1862).

Revenge of the nerd, or, ... The singular adventures of the man who would be Booger

July 14, 2017
Armstrong, Curtis, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career on stage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there's more to Curtis' story than that. Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood was spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness."--Provided by publisher.

Playing the game without a coach: how courage, resilience, and forgiveness helped one man seize the American dream

July 14, 2017
Raymond, Benjamin author
©2017
282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Forward by Steve Harvey
At thirteen years old, Benjamin Raymond made a life-changing decision. The son of a white mother, who often broke down under the strains of her mental illness and drug addiction, and a black father, who had long since disappeared, Ben took control of his destiny and put himself in foster care. While he struggled to find a stable home, Ben had a gift that could catapult him to a better life. He was a major talent on the basketball court. His natural athleticism and fierce drive won him a college scholarship, but earning a double degree was only the beginning. He was determined to play at a championship level in every area of life. As he mastered the game in corporate America, Ben transitioned from award-winning salesperson to thriving business owner. He also became a committed husband and father and a mentor to young men, executives, and entrepreneurs. Along the way, he uncovered painful family secrets as he unraveled the truth of his identity as a child of two races, two cultures, and two troubled parents. A raw portrait of growing up in a family burdened with mental illness and domestic violence, building relationships through prison walls, and discovering what living a rich life really means, Playing the Game without a Coach is a story of courage, resilience, and ultimately, forgiveness.

Ava : a life in movies

July 13, 2017
Bean, Kendra, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2017]
264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
A celebration of the life and achievements of the iconic Hollywood star offers authoritative discussions of such topics as the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and her celebrity friendships.

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