Life stories...fresh new biographies!

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Book cover: The Beautiful Ones

The beautiful ones / Prince

In a book started before his tragic and untimely death, the popular and influential musician describes his life as a young boy who absorbed the world around him, crafted a persona, developed an artistic vision and worked tirelessly to become a musical superstar. Illustrations. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: The Contender

The contender : The story of Marlon Brando / William J. Mann

Based on new and revelatory material from Brando’s own private archivesan award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before. (HarperCollins)

Book cover: Face It

Face it / Debbie Harry

Complemented by rare photos, a memoir by the iconic performance artist traces seven decades in the entertainment industry while discussing her professional collaborations, struggles with addiction, near-escape from Ted Bundy and Blondie alter-ego. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Home Work

Home work : A memoir of my Hollywood years / Julie Andrews.

In a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Home, the beloved performing artist reflects on her Hollywood career and the creations of three of her most iconic films, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Inside Out

Inside out / Demi Moore.

Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open heartedness. Inside Out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life. (HarperCollins)

Book cover: Janis

Janis : Her life and music / Holly George-Warren.

Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due. (Simon and Schuster)

Book cover: Me (Elton John)

Me / Elton John.

An official autobiography by the influential music artist, published to coincide with the release of Rocketman, includes coverage of John’s complicated upbringing in a London suburb, his celebrity collaborations, his struggles with addiction and the establishment of his AIDS Foundation. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Over the Top

Over the top : A journey to self-love / Jonathan Van Ness.

The style-expert star of Queer Eye shares deeply personal stories from his Midwestern childhood, revealing how he channeled his passions and setbacks into the positive energy that shaped his signature brand. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Toil & Trouble

Toil & Trouble / Augusten Burroughs.

The best-selling author of Running with Scissors documents his lifelong capacity for causing impossible manifestations, exploring his mother’s revelations about their witch ancestry and his efforts to understand himself and his powers. (Atlas Pub.)

Wham!

Wham : George Michael & me : A memoir / Andrew Ridgeley.

The music artist second half of the famous 1980s band breaks decades of silence to trace his lifelong friendship with the late George Michael, the meteoric successes of Wham! and the iconic Wembley Stadium concert that ended their partnership. (Atlas Pub.)