These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
April 24, 2017
Tha God, Charlamagne, 1980-
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
xxi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Principle 1: It's not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish -- Principle 2: PYP (Pick your Passion, Poison, or Procrastination) -- Principle 3: Fuck your dreams -- Principle 4: There are no losses, only lessons -- Principle 5: Put the weed in the bag! -- Principle 6: Live your truth -- Principle 7: Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid -- Principle 8: Access your black privilege.
The radio and television personality shares his unlikely success story as a troubled youth-turned-influential radio personality, outlining unstinting views about how embracing one's truths is an essential part of achieving success and happiness.
April 21, 2017
Zinoman, Jason, author.
xvi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Part I: Education of a talk-show host, 1947-1979. Shock jock ; When David met Merrill -- Part II: The anti-talk show, 1980-1984. The art of stupid ; Not tonight ; The Harvard takeover -- Part III: The archangel of irony, 1984-1987. The founding fathers of late night ; The writer under the stairs ; The Letterman generation ; The two Daves -- Part IV: Writer's block, 1988-1993. Comedy is not pretty! ; Meg and Mom -- Part V: The very big show, 1993-2015. The agony of victory ; The Oscar myth ; Hinky ; More fun than humans should be allowed to have.
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. Yet he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality.
April 20, 2017
Franta, Connor, 1992- author.
New York : Keywords Press, 2017.
xi, 308 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
April 17, 2017
Espinosa, Matthew, 1997- author, narrator.
209 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
You may think you know everything about multiplatform entertainer Matthew Espinosa--but he's here to tell you so much more in his debut book. You know Matthew is burning up the internet with more than 18 million fans across YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You know about his starring role in the hit movie Be Somebody. And you know he makes you laugh every time. More Than Me tells you what you don't know, with Q&As and more that offer an inside look at Matthew's life and a new side of him that's hilarious and heartfelt. For the first time, Matthew wants to let the world in on the true story of his wild ride to success and why he loves what he does. In this must-have for any fan, Matthew is ready to share how legendary you can all be--together.
April 17, 2017
Corkin, Stanley, author.
viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Season 1 : drugs, race, and the structures of social immobility -- Season 2 : the wire, the waterfront, and the ravages of neoliberalism -- Season 3 : drugs, space, and redevelopment -- Season 4 : a neoliberal education: space, knowledge, and schooling -- Season 5 : the demise of the public sphere -- news, lies, and policing -- Conclusion : the Wire and the new dawn (maybe).
April 13, 2017
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author.
x, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
From his work in popular movies to his role as Jack Donaghy on the irreverent series 30 Rock, Baldwin is both a household name and a deeply respected actor. Now he transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir he acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them. One constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin's life.
April 13, 2017
Chandrasekhar, Jay, author.
viii, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Childhood -- High school: a narc's tale -- Race in America: a case of mistaken identity -- Colgate to Chicago: making strangers laugh -- Colgate part 2: the seeds of broken lizard -- New York City: hacking our own path into show business -- Puddle Cruiser: how I made a film, when I wasn't sure how to make a film -- Super Troopers: how it happened and almost didn't -- Casting Super Troopers: how I almost played Farva -- Making Super Troopers: how we focused on jokes we thought were funny -- Selling Super Troopers: what it was like to sell a movie at Sundance to a major Hollywood studio -- 9/11: another case of mistaken identity -- The macho contest, aka wild times on Club Dread -- The Dukes of Hazzard: smoking with Willie, fighting with Burt, and other stories from the deep south -- Jackass Number Two: the story behind the high-wire act that was my collaboration with Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew -- Beerfest: origin story -- Television: or, models talking tough -- Super Troopers 2: bigger mustaches and hopefully funnier (or as funny) jokes.
"Director, writer, and actor Jay Chandrasekhar tells the hilarious history of his comedy group, Broken Lizard, and the making of the cult film Super Troopers, as well as the currently filming Super Troopers 2. Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing, and acting in film and TV. With his comedy group, Broken Lizard, he has produced and directed beloved movies such as Super Troopers, BeerƯfest, and Club Dread. Now, with the upcoming release of the long-awaited Super Troopers 2, Jay is ready to tell the ridiculous, madcap, dead-honest story of how he built his career, how he formed Broken Lizard, and, ultimately, how he made Super Troopers. Jay grew up Indian American in the lily-white subƯurbs of Chicago, and he had an outsider's perspective from the beginning. Instead of taking the traditional acting path, he formed his own troupe, wrote his own scripts, and made movies his own way. And he had an incredibly good time doing so as readers will learn in this hilarious story about making it in Hollywood and directing, cowriting, and costarring in one of the best-loved and most-watched comedies of all time. Part humorous memoir, part film study, this book will inform, entertain, and tell readers what drinking mulƯtiple bottles of maple syrup is really like"-- Publisher.
April 7, 2017
Green, Joey author.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2017.
viii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
April 6, 2017
Singh, Lilly, 1988- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 
xii, 311 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Master your mind -- Hustle harder -- Make heads turn -- Be a unicorn.
"From the 2017 People's Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star comes the definitive guide to being a bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly, and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side. Lilly Singh isn't just a superstar. She's Superwoman--which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It's no wonder she's garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn't get to the top by being lucky--she had to work for it. Hard. Now Lilly wants to share the lessons she learned while taking the world by storm, and the tools she used to do it ..."-- Provided by publisher.
March 29, 2017
Sagal, Katey, author.
viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"My recollections" --Cover.
The singing sweetheart of Cherokee County -- The director -- My saving grace -- Head in a bag -- Pills -- Band life -- Needing to be needed -- The lump in my throat -- Everyone needs a Johnny Starbuck and other angels on the way to here -- Married...with children -- Ruby -- Sarah, strong and tall -- The boy -- Esmé, the teacher -- On mothering -- Beautiful man -- Jane Fonda famous -- No longer a fraud -- My number -- I've run away from home again -- Famous last words.
Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you’ve read before.
March 29, 2017
Winder, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
xv, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Miss Lonelyhearts -- The fugitive -- Blonde on (subdued) blonde -- Liquor, literati, Lee Strasberg -- Infatuation -- Flesh impact -- Ingenue -- The Strasbergs -- In bloom -- Shangri-la -- Fire Island -- In the bulrushes -- Sutton Place -- Baby doll -- Cherie -- Stars -- The return -- Mazzie -- Epilogue.
"In November 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford and dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane's engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette, and slips off her wig, revealing a tangle of fluffy blond curls. Marilyn Monroe was leaving Hollywood behind, and along with it, a failed marriage and a frustrating career. She needed a break from the scrutiny and insanity of LA. She needed Manhattan. In Manhattan, the most famous woman in the world can wander the streets unbothered and spend hours at the Met getting lost in art and afternoons buried in the stacks of the Strand. Marilyn begins to live a life of the mind in New York; she dates Arthur Miller, dances with Truman Capote, and drinks with Carson McCullers. Even though she had never lived there before, in New York, Marilyn is home. In Marilyn in Manhattan, the iconic blond bombshell is not only happy but also successful. She breaks her contract with Fox Studios to form her own production company, a groundbreaking move that makes her the highest-paid actress in history and revolutionizes the entertainment industry"--Jacket.
March 28, 2017
Barry, Todd, 1964- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2017.
xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour through secondary markets in the US, Canada, and Israel.
March 24, 2017
Eliot, Marc, author.
xvi, 553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
From St. Helen to Mt. Sinai -- Hollywood's Last Icon.
"The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood icon, political activist and NRA president that explores Heston's storied career and role in Hollywood mythology,"--NoveList.
March 24, 2017
Snider, Brandon T.
New York, NY : PSS! Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 
80 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Dig through the many pages of advice in this fun pop philosophy book as narrated by Captain Kirk, based on the characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos and calm. Tread carefully as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Kirk teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.
March 22, 2017
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- author.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 29 cm
"The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it--Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old--reveals the intense creative process that went into creating this seminal film. With meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo's novel, the Notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. [This book] pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola's original notebook"--Publisher's website.
March 22, 2017
Zahed, Ramin, author.
103 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Some pages with flaps, pop-ups and mini pages--cataloger's note.
Part I Fantastic beasts and where to find them -- Part II Harry Potter: Forests dwellers -- Lake dwellers -- Dragons -- In class -- Companions -- The working world -- Dark forces.
March 22, 2017
Collins, Lily, 1989- author.
New York, NY : Harper, 
221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The Quirky Things that Make You -- Different are What Make You Beautiful -- "When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them" -- We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve -- Great Disappearing Acts -- My Battle for Perfection -- My Mom: The Myth, The Legend -- Every Tattoo Tells a Story -- Be Silly. It's Attractive. Normal is so Boring. -- A Letter to All Dads -- Harnessing Your Inner Superhero -- In a Relationship with Addiction -- Food as Fuel, Not Punishment -- Spilling Our Secrets -- Talk More, Create Connections -- From Pen to Paper and Beyond -- Everything Happens for a Reason -- Seoul Searching.
"For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it's like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it's about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they're not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily's honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It's time to claim your voice! It's time to live your life unfiltered" --Inside jacket.
March 22, 2017
Marin, Cheech, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
viii, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
What are you? -- Up on the rooftop -- In the dead of night -- A change of scenery -- Father Marin? -- A Hard Day's Night -- What else have they been lying about? -- A cross-fire hurricane -- A big day of castrating -- Meeting Tommy Chong -- We want tits! -- Do you have a nickname? -- One small problem -- What happened to the leopard you had last night? -- Bank error in your favor -- Who's Lou Adler? -- Dave's not here -- Hitting the road -- If you could please not do that dog bit -- In and out of dry dock -- Weeniegate -- Hooray for Hollywood -- Up in smoke -- A lesson in show business -- You're slouching -- You're into video, I'm into film -- Born in East L.A. -- Tito, Banzai, and Ramone -- Ladies and gentlemen, Chet Pussy!! -- Louie, Alex, and me -- Tin Cup -- Nash Bridges -- The late Henry Moss -- Chicano art -- The night Kate Middleton asked me to dance -- Endings, reunions, and new beginnings.
Cheech Marin writes candidly about growing up as a wisecracking kid in south central LA, resisting the draft, and his chance meeting with Tommy Chong--and how they formed one of the most successful comedy acts of all time, breaking up, reuniting, and still performing together to this day. Cheech the storyteller takes the reader on a wild ride along his strange and wonderful path to fame that saw the son of a policeman become the face of the recreational drug movement. He describes his early artistic aspirations to become a potter, his brief stint as a magazine reporter when he interviewed Little Richard, and his surreal and unlikely ascent to the top of the comedy world. Cheech also details how his passion for Chicano art led him to assemble the world's finest private collection, and how he bested the likes of Anderson Cooper to win Celebrity Jeopardy! Written with his trademark comedic flair and replete with colorful characters both famous and obscure, this is a fresh, funny, and unstintingly honest account of an incredible life and career that represents a "new high" in autobiography.--From book jacket.
March 15, 2017
Ziegler, Maddie, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2017.
xvii, 221 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Presenting Madison Nicole -- And along came Kenzie ... -- Livin' on the dance floor -- It's just me -- Sia's mini-me -- So I think I can judge -- Drama queen -- My style file -- Makeup maven -- The me I've yet to meet.
"Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star--she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime's hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over--including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video "Chandelier." The rest, as they say, was history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way--starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans' burning questions with wise advice she's learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she's learned--and preparing for the exciting road ahead"-- Provided by publisher.
March 15, 2017
Braeden, Eric, 1942- author.
x, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Beginnings and endings -- Coming to America -- From parking cars to Broadway -- The sins of the father -- Becoming Eric Braeden -- Christian -- My ten years as a bad guy -- Meeting Victor Newman -- "I'm going to make you proud" -- "Victor! Victor! Victor!" -- The good, the bad, and the mortifying -- Titanic and The man who came back -- But I digress -- Thank you, Y&R -- In closing ...
"For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television's number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they've come to know and love the suave Victor Newman, few truly know the man behind the character, the supremely talented Eric Braeden. I'll Be Damned is his story--a startling and uplifting true tale of war, deprivation, determination, fame, and social commitment that spans from Nazi Germany to modern Hollywood."--Book jacket flap.
March 8, 2017
Rappaport, Helen, author.
300 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color genealogical table ; 24 cm
Little Drina -- From Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace -- The maiden queen -- Lord M -- The German pauper -- Her Majesty's household -- The court of Queen Victoria -- The welfare of my people -- Becoming a mother -- Behind the scenes.
The official companion to the Masterpiece presentation on PBS, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England’s greatest monarchs.
March 3, 2017
Westmore, Michael G., author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot, 
xii, 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Walk of fame -- The family -- The sixties -- The seventies -- The eighties -- Star trek and the nineties -- Star trek: Deep Space Nine -- Star trek: Voyager -- Star trek: Enterprise -- Snippets -- Awards, honors, and nominations.
Westmore has been creating characters and disguises for movies and television since the 1960s, but his family has been shaping the visages of stardom since 1917, and the family has been honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In this memoir, Westmore shares anecdotes about his years behind the scenes, most notably in creating hundreds of alien characters for over 600 episodes of Star trek in all its iterations.
February 27, 2017
Isenberg, Noah William, author.
xvi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Everybody comes to Rick's -- Usual suspects -- I stick my neck out for nobody -- Such much -- We'll always have Paris -- Play it again -- A beautiful friendship.
"The movie Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. The film won Oscars for best picture, best director, and best screenplay, and would go on to enjoy more revival screenings than any other movie in history, and become firmly ensconced in the American cultural imagination. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca's production, exploring the transformation of the unproduced stage play into the classic movie." -- from publisher website.
February 27, 2017
Frankel, Glenn, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xvi, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The natural -- The elephant man -- The icon -- The boy wonder -- The committee -- The Viennese gentleman -- The falling star -- The committee returns -- The screenplay -- The informer -- Citizen Kane -- "Bombshells" -- The witness -- The exile -- The music men -- The process -- The movie -- Writer's block -- The return -- Epilogue.
The story behind the classic movie High Noon shares insights into the toxic political climate in which it was created, recounting how, during the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was interrogated and blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. --Publisher
February 23, 2017
Bennett, Tara, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Boom Studios, 
174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm