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An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, no self-esteem, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma—and fondness for a good time. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his free-wheeling, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, when the raspy singer punched him in the face. Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Shep Gordon
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-09-20
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062355973

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The provocative rock star describes his love affair with golf, reflecting on how he discovered the game, how it helped him overcome a self-destructive downward spiral into alcoholism, and how he evolved from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Alice Cooper
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release: 2008-05
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307382917

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Psst...over here! I’m hiding out in the laundry room eating dark chocolate. Got a sec? Good. I was wondering, is it just me, or do you sometimes find it really hard to be a mom? Faith Bogdan never planned to have children, but within six years, she had four. Who Are All These Children and Why Are They Calling Me Mom? is the story of Faith’s journey to fully embrace unexpected motherhood as, little by little, God revealed the heart issues that prevented her from relishing the role He’d called her to fulfill. Whether you’re a mom to tots or teens, Faith offers real hope for change and concrete guidance to help you navigate the joyful, messy, and sometimes overwhelming challenges of motherhood.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Faith Bogdan
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release: 2013-04-02
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781621360292

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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person, from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane. It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents’ farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests and killing chickens. Desperate to find “her people”—like-minded souls who wouldn’t judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and okay, sometimes really rude—Bonnie turned to comedy. In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is, and lays bare all of her smart (and her not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice. From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip, to Late Night with David Letterman, and through to her infamous “c” word bit on Last Comic Standing, You’re Better Than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn’t always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that’s all that matters, right?

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Genre: Humor
Author: Bonnie McFarlane
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-02-23
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062319500

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Author: Andy Granatelli
Publisher:
Release: 1969-01
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0809296357

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Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him--the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood--he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. "All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage," he writes. "I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'" In WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU'LL KNOW I'M DEAD, we follow Weintraub from his first great success at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took on the road with the help of Colonel Tom Parker; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a movie producer, starting with Robert Altman and Nashville, continuing with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid movies, and Diner, among others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen. Along the way, we'll watch as Jerry moves from the poker tables of Palm Springs (the games went on for days), to the power rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White House, to Red Square in Moscow and the Great Palace in Beijing-all the while counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with clients and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer . . .well, the list goes on forever. And of course, the story is not yet over . . .as the old-timers say, "The best is yet to come." As Weintraub says, "When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead." With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Jerry chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential, not just for those who love movies and music, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists . . . everyone.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jerry Weintraub
Publisher: Twelve
Release: 2010-04-07
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780446568937

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Publisher: victor mochel
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780615147826

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The authoritative, standard reference on artist management in the music industry expands its insights even further in this updated edition, formerly titled Successful Artist Management. Earning accolades for years, including ASCAP's prestigious Deems Taylor Award for books on the industry, this vital reference keeps pace in its third edition with the demands of the ever-changing musical entertainment field. Emphasizing that, despite the glamour of the industry, artist management is still subject to the solid rules that govern all good business practice, the authors include interviews with top record executives; coverage of new forms of business, such as the limited-liability company; and updates on the legal framework of the music industry. Professional and aspiring managers and career-minded performers will find guidance on topics like: -- establishing the artist-manager relationship and contract -- setting up the artist's career plan and image formation -- choosing attorneys, accountants, and business advisors -- forming development teams for various performance media -- handling success, money management, and moving toward stardom.

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Genre: Music
Author: Xavier M. Frascogna
Publisher:
Release: 1990
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 082307689X

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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Matt Richards
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Release: 2018-05-08
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781681884097

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Explains how and why Kanban offers a new approach to changein 21st Century businesses This book provides an understanding of what is necessary toproperly understand change management with Kanban as well as how toapply it optimally in the workplace. The book emphasizes criticalaspects, several traps which users repeatedly fall into, andpresents some practical guidelines for Kanban change management tohelp avoid these traps. The authors have organized the book intothree sections. The first section focuses on the foundations ofKanban, establishing the technical basis of Kanban and indicatingthe mechanisms required to enact change. In the second section, theauthors explain the context of Kanban change management—theoptions for change, how they can be set in motion, and theirconsequences for a business. The third section takes the topicsfrom the previous sections and relates them to the social system ofbusiness—the goal is to guide readers in the process ofbuilding a culture of continuousimprovement by reviewing real casestudies and seeing how Kanban is applied in varioussituations. Kanban Change Leadership: Explains how to implement sustainable system-wide changes usingKanban principles Addresses the principles and core practices of Kanban includingvisualization, WIP limits, classes of service, operation andcoordination, metrics, and improvement Describes implementation, preparation, assessment, training,feedback, commissioning, and operation processes in order to createa culture of continuous improvement Kanban Change Leadership is an educational andcomprehensive text for: software and systems engineers; IT projectmanagers; commercial and industrial executives and managers; aswell as anyone interested in Kanban.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Klaus Leopold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-03-06
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119019718

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