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They Re Playing Our Song

Author : Carole Bayer Sager
ISBN : 9781501153273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A New York Times bestseller from Grammy and Academy Award–winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares “a delightful and funny tell-all crammed with famous names and famous songs” (Steve Martin), from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous) relationships to her collaborations with the greatest composers and musical artists of our time. For five decades, Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for her lyrical contributions to some of the most popular songs in the English language, including “Nobody Does It Better,” “A Groovy Kind of Love,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and the theme from the movie Arthur, “The Best That You Can Do” (about getting caught between the moon and New York City). She has collaborated with (and written for) a dizzying number of stars, including Peter Allen, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand. But while her professional life was filled with success and fascinating people, her personal life was far more difficult and dramatic. In this memoir that “reads like a candid conversation over a bottle of Mersault on a breezy Bel Air night” (Vanity Fair), Carole Bayer Sager tells the surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write. “This exceptionally candid memoir” (Los Angeles Times) will fascinate anyone interested in the craft of songwriting and the joy of collaboration, but They’re Playing Our Song is also a deeply personal account of how love and heartbreak made her the woman, and the writer, she is. “Carole Bayer Sager is simply the finest….and this book is one of the best, most lasting songs she has ever written” (Carly Simon).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

They Re Playing Our Song

Author : Marvin Hamlisch
ISBN : 0573681058
Genre : Drama
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America's premier funny man and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line; collaborated on this hit musical; a funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully, but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there's a happy ending.
Category: Drama

Smelling The Roses Memoir Of An Irish Philosopher

Author : Mervyn J. Brady
ISBN : 9781483505077
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Smelling the Roses: Memoir of an Irish Philosopher", by Mervyn Brady, is the story of a spiritual teacher's childhood journey, told in his own humorous and eloquent words, with insightful commentary by those who loved him. By turns hilarious and heart-wrenching, intellectual and inspiring, Mervyn Brady's story celebrates the life and legacy of a man who started out a mischievous boy running with a scrappy gang of urchins on the streets of Dublin and ended up a beloved philosopher leading a community of spiritual seekers from the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Australia and South Africa. "Smelling the Roses" takes us on the personal journey of one of the most beautiful and evolved human beings to grace our complicated world. Whether you had the good fortune to know him, or will meet him for the first time in these pages, you will certainly be enchanted by Mervyn's stories and his wisdom. And perhaps you will also feel a certain joy and the relief that comes from finally meeting someone who really understands us, as individuals and as one, as we move along on our spiritual journeys.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Neil Simon S Memoirs

Author : Neil Simon
ISBN : 9781501155000
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Now, for the first time ever, Simon's complete life story is collected in one volume with a new introduction and afterword"--Jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Jewish Writers Of The Twentieth Century

Author : Sorrel Kerbel
ISBN : 9781135456078
Genre : History
File Size : 86.96 MB
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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.
Category: History

While He Was Away

Author : Karen Schreck
ISBN : 9781402264030
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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One year—he'll be gone for one year and then we'll be together again and everything will be back to the way it should be. The day David left, I felt like my heart was breaking. Sure, any long–distance relationship is tough, but David was going to war—to fight, to protect, to put his life in danger. We can get through this, though. We'll talk, we'll email, we won't let anything come between us. I can be on army girlfriend for one year. But will my sweet, soulful, funny David be the same person when he comes home? Will I? And what if he doesn't come home at all...? "A tender and honest examination of love, longing, and loyalty in the face of modern war."—Laura Ruby, author of Bad Apple "While He Was Away is a wonderful love story with writing that is skillful and true."—Amy Timberlake, author of That Girl Lucy Moon
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Outstanding Broadway Dramas And Comedies

Author : Heinz-Dietrich Fischer
ISBN : 9783643903419
Genre : Social Science
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Many Pulitzer Prize-winners in the theater award category started their international careers right from Broadway. Among the laureates were dramatists such as Eugene O'Neill who earned four awards. Double prize-winner Tennessee Williams was praised for A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Thornton Wilder's plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth were successful, as well as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Edward Albee's Three Tall Women or Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy represent the younger generation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights. This book takes a look at many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning productions that have been presented over the years on Broadway. (Series: Pulitzer Prize Panorama - Vol. 6)
Category: Social Science

Me And My Shadows

Author : Lorna Luft
ISBN : 9781439139417
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The question follows Lorna Luft to this day: "What's it like to be Dorothy's daughter?" Although by appearances glamorous and truly thrilling, growing up as the daughter of Judy Garland was anything but a journey over the rainbow. With unsparing candor, Lorna Luft offers the first-ever insider portrait of one of Hollywood's most celebrated families: a rare story of a little girl, her half-sister Liza, and her baby brother trying desperately to hang on to the mother whose life seemed destined to burn brightly but briefly. Lorna makes an extraordinary journey back into the spiral of love, addiction, pain, and loss that lurked behind a charmed facade. Filled with behind-the-scenes dramas, hilarious untold stories, and little-known details of Garland family life, Me and My Shadows is a tribute to Lorna's victory over her own past, a story of hope, of love and its limitations, and a deeply moving testament to the healing powers of embracing one's past and charting a course of self-love and discovery.
Category: Biography & Autobiography