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1.
Have a Nice Day : A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
by Mick Foley, et al


Regan Books
Hardcover - 544 pages
(October 20, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Frankly, this literary critic didn't expect Mick Foley's memoir of his life as Mankind (and his other wrestling personas, Cactus Jack and Dude Love) to hit No. 1 on Amazon.com's hardcover nonfiction bestseller list in its first literary bout. The cover is cluttered and confusing, and do we really... Read more

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The Rock Says...
by The Rock, Joe Layden


Regan Books
Hardcover - 292 pages
1 Ed edition (January 5, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Hot on the bleeding heels of Mankind's Have a Nice Day! comes another memoir by a bad-guy character World Wrestling Federation fans love to hate, edited by the same prose coach, the clever Jeremie Ruby-Strauss (and coauthored by Joe Layden). Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. the Rock--who calls himself "the... Read more

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From This Day Forward
by Cokie Roberts, Steven Roberts


William Morrow & Co
Hardcover - 352 pages
1 Ed edition (February 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Michele Orecklin
...the example of the Robertses' own marriage, and the concessions and commitment they have both obviously brought to it, is ultimately instructive and inspiring. Read more

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Sincerely, Andy Rooney
by Andy Rooney, Andrew A. Rooney


Public Affairs
Hardcover - 325 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Cantankerous cultural icon Andy Rooney has come up with a twist on a concept for his latest book: instead of printing letters that people have written to him, he has collected his own responses, prefaced with occasional editorial notes to get the reader up to speed. All together, they make an... Read more

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Life Is Just What You Make It : My Story So Far
by Donny Osmond, Patricia Romanowski


Hyperion
Hardcover - 322 pages
(June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist May 1, 1999
Talk about a limp yet compelling show-biz bio! Osmond's frothy tell-all is a classic case of laying out one's scandalous past despite not having much scandal to show. Sure, there's the boxing match and ensuing hissy-fit with fellow '60s media star Danny (Partridge) Bonaduce, not to mention the... Read more

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Lost in the Funhouse : The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman
by Bill Zehme


Delacorte Pr
Hardcover - 368 pages
(November 30, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Bill Zehme's biography of comic actor/performance artist Andy Kaufman (subject of the feature film Man in the Moon) is a meticulously researched, eminently readable, and very strange book--this last being perhaps no surprise given its subject. Written over a six-year period, Lost in the Funhouse is... Read more

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I'll Be Right Back : Memories of Tv's Greatest Talk Show
by Mike Douglas, et al


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 317 pages
(December 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews
Douglas, the archetypal talk show host, talks about his program many years after it signed offin a scrapbook as inoffensive as his TV persona. This is no unbridled confessional of dark matters. Douglas (born Dowd) loves his wife and family. He never had a drink in his life and he never had to... Read more

8.   C'Mon, Get Happy...
by David Cassidy, Chip Deffaa


Warner Books
Paperback - 242 pages
(July 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
A teen idol and the highest paid solo performer of the 1970s tells of his experiences in the groupie-stalked role of Keith Partridge, from working with his family to his tempestuous relationships with his co-actors. Read more

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Making a Miracle
by Hunter Tylo


Pocket Books
Hardcover - 320 pages
(March 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description

Twice chosen for People magazine's "The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" feature, and widely hailed as the most captivating actress on daytime television, Hunter Tylo may seem untouchable, a star out of our orbit. Nothing, as she reveals in this candid autobiography, could be further from the... Read more


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Private Parts
by Howard Stern


Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback - 111 pages
(March 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
It has been said that you either love or loathe Howard Stern, but it's quite possible to love and loathe him after reading this autobiography. Stern sets out to offend as many people as possible (and he succeeds admirably), but two things prevent this book, and Stern, from becoming unbearable.... Read more

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Miss America
by Howard Stern


Harper Mass Market Paperbacks
Mass Market Paperback
(November 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Stern's second memoir focuses more on his professional family than on his biological family, and those who listen to his syndicated radio program will LOVE the chance to know more about Stern's crew. If you've been dying to see Stern in drag, here's your chance. But he's still at his best when he's... Read more

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Dirty Jokes and Beer : Stories of the Unrefined
by Drew Carey


Hyperion (J)
Mass Market Paperback - 277 pages
1 Mass mkt edition (September 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
At the beginning of Dirty Jokes and Beer, Drew Carey comes right out and says, "Maybe I should have hired a ghostwriter, but I wanted to write the book myself." Forthrightness is one of the best qualities of Carey's collection, which is sure to satisfy fans of his eponymous sitcom. In any... Read more

13.   Growing Up Brady : I Was a Teenage Greg
by Barry Williams, et al


Good Guy Entertainment
Paperback - 300 pages
2 edition (March 1, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
USA Today
"Packed with juicy tidbits of backstage battles, rivalry and teen make-out sessions." Read more

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Its Better to Laugh... : Life, Good Luck, Bad Hair Days, and Qvc
by Kathy Levine, et al


Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback
(September 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The ultra-popular host of QVC shares her fascinating life story!

"I am who I am, and you like it or don't. I'm not changing. Since I made the decision to be myself, I've had more fun and better relationships than ever. No lightning bolt is going to strike this girl twice!"

Kathy Levine is the... Read more


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Let's Go to the Videotape! : All the Plays--And Replays--From My Life in Sports
by Warner Wolf, Larry Weisman (Contributor)


Warner Books
Hardcover - 302 pages
(May 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Booklist February 15, 2000
Sports news anchors move from Fox to ESPN to CNN, and fans are as interested in their movements as they used to be in the big trades at baseball's winter meetings. Wolf, now in his fifth decade as a sports anchor, was the prototype for today's crop of cynical, catch-phrase-dropping talking heads.... Read more

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Reporting Live
by Lesley Stahl, Leslie Stahl


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 444 pages
(January 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
No TV news blond has more steel than 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl, whose Reporting Live is one impressively substantive celebrity memoir. As a rookie in the CBS Washington, D.C., bureau in 1972, she got an assignment too grubby and unpromising for the big reporters: Watergate. She didn't just date Bob... Read more

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Aloha Magnum : Larry Manetti's Magnum, P.I. Memories
by Larry Manetti, et al


Renaissance Books
Paperback - 272 pages
1 Ed edition (January 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
"Magnum, P.I". co-star Larry Manetti reveals what really went on behind the scenes of the hit show, his friendship and working relationship with the notoriously press-shy Tom Selleck, and encounters with such celebrities as Kenny Rogers, Ringo Starr, and Robert Urich. 25 photos. Read more

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Champions Are Raised, Not Born : How My Parents Made Me a Success
by Summer Sanders, Melinda Marshall (Contributor)


Delacorte Pr
Hardcover - 256 pages
(June 15, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
For any parent who feels his/her child has exceptional talent but fears pushing them too hard, Nickelodeon and NBC television personality and Olympic champion Summer Sanders has written this warm, accessible book guiding parents through the agony and joy of raising a gifted child, as someone who was... Read more

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The Lucy Book : A Complete Guide to Her Five Decades on Television
by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman, Steve Allen


Renaissance Books
Paperback - 384 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, Geoffrey Mark Fidelman, WRITEGOOD@aol.com , June 3, 1999
My book is the one-stop source for info on Lucy's TV career.
Hi Lucyphiles! I am so pleased that The Lucy Book is being sold on Amazon, and that, like me, you love to read about Lucy! I am happy to say with pardonable pride that my book shares information on every TV appearance by La Ball. It took me over 25 years to gather the information and put it together... Read more

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It's Always Something
by Gilda Radner


Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback
(May 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Autobiography of the comedienne who tells of her rise to the top if her profession, her marriage to Gene Wilder, and how the diagnosis of cancer changed her life. Read more

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Desilu : The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
by Coyne Steven Sanders, Tom Gilbert (Contributor)


Quill
Paperback
(May 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The first dual biography of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball focuses on the star-crossed marriage that sired one of the most powerful production empires in television history but ended in disintegration. 75,000 first printing. $65,000 ad/promo. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable... Read more

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Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy
by Dirk Benedict


Avery Pub Group
Paperback
2nd edition (March 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, Dirk Benedict , May 20, 1999
Kamikaze Cowboy says thanks.
Dear Amazonian browsers...

I want to thank those who have read my carcinogenic memoirs and taken the time to respond with their letters and via Amazon.com's comment feature. It means more than you can know. I could (and may some day) write another book on "Confessions of a Kamikaze... Read more


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Now This : Radio, Television... and the Real World
by Judy Muller


Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 211 pages
(April 6, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Publisher's Weekly, March 6, 2000
"... there is ample material here to satisfy readers curious about the state of journalism and the life of a reporter." Read more

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Pufnstuf & Other Stuff : The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid & Marty Krofft
by David Martindale, et al


Audio Renaissance
Paperback - 336 pages
(April 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Pufnstuf, Witchiepoo, Bugaloo, Hoo Doo--nonsense words to all but the initiated. And who are the initiated? Let's just say they're adults of a certain age who may harbor a secret nostalgia for a... land of living hats. Lidsville, that is, a "groove, groove, grooviest" place where everyone has... Read more

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Boy Wonder : My Life in Tights
by Burt Ward, Stanley Ralph Ross (Editor)


Martin Keating
Paperback - 300 pages
(September 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Saul , April 20, 2000 1 out of 5 stars
Yuech!
The only book I've ever really regretted buying. The guy really is a no-hoper. Read more

 


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