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Home Office Life: Making a Space to Work at Home
by Lisa Kanarek
Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1-5649-6775-1

Homes do not generally come with bulletin office space. I bet they soon will…

Final Seance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan D
by Massimo Polidoro
Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1-57392-896-8

Fans of the most famous detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes, know that the Genius of Baker Street was created by Sir Arthur…


Gielgud: A Theatrical Life 1904-2000
by Jonathan Croall
Continuum International Publishi
ISBN: 0-8264-1333-1

English actors are quite revered by Americans. They train much harder than thespians of any other nationality…

The Parrot Who Owns Me
by Joanna Burger
Villard
ISBN: 0-679-46330-5

The author, Dr. Joanna Burger is a professor of biology and has written academic books on birds…


Lillian Gish : Her Legend, Her Life
by Charles Affron
Scribner
ISBN: 0-684-85514-3

"Lillian Gish" is a very complete history of one of Hollywood's most enduring stars…

Movie Mutts : Hollywood Goes to the Dogs
by Stephen M. Silverman
Harry N Abrams
ISBN: 0-8109-4394-8

This delightful little book is filled with photos and tails (ahem!) of the many dogs and puppies that have entered into out…


Dance Masters: Interviews With Legends of Dance
by Janet Lynn Roseman
Routledge
ISBN: 0-415-92952-0

The hardcover edition of this book is a bit pricey and may be best for students to use in their studies…

The Tony Award : A Complete Listing of Winners and Nominees with
by American Theatre Wing
Heinemann Drama
ISBN: 0-325-00294-0

Every year the American Theater Wing and the League of American Theaters and Producers present The Tony Award to the current…


The Addams Chronicles: An Altogether Ooky Look at the Addams Fam
by Stephen Cox
Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1-888952-91-1

This is a journey into the outrageously funny sitcom "The Addams Family" and the people who put them together that…

Buster Keaton Remembered
by Eleanor Keaton, Jeffrey Vance
Harry N Abrams
ISBN: 0-8109-4227-5

To think of Buster Keaton is to remember a time when films were silent, and the comedy stars of those days were legends…


The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California
by Peri Pakroo
NOLO
ISBN: 1-4133-0037-5

It is almost too easy to start a small business, but it is easy to go terribly wrong, too…

The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal
by George C. Kohn
Facts on File
ISBN: 0-8160-4225-X

Americans love a juicy scandal, and there are lots of them here…


Wonder Woman: The Complete History
by Les Daniels, Chip Kidd
Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0-8118-2913-8

Big and filled with glossy pictures of the famous female superhero that all women admire…

Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder, and Mystery
by H. Paul Jeffers
Carroll & Graf Publishers
ISBN: 0-7867-0777-1

If we remember Sal Mineo, we will recall his big dark and frightened eyes from the movie "Rebel Without A Cause…


California Babylon
by Kristan Lawson, Anneli Rufus
St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0-312-26385-6

The theory here is that California has the juiciest past when it comes to scandal and mayhem…

The Other Great Depression
by Richard Lewis
PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1-891620-93-2

Comedian Richard Lewis has made a career out of his depression…


Angel Whiskers
by Laurel E. Hunt
Hyperion
ISBN: 0-7868-6578-4

For anyone who has ever owned and loved a cat that died, this is a comforting read…

Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola
by Robert C. Harvey, Gustavo M. Arriola
University Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1-57806-161-X

Back when comic strips were truly funny, there was a gentle Mexican taxi driver named Gordo who appeared in newspapers all…


Firecrackers: The Art and History
by Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo, George Moyer
Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1-5800-8151-7

Firecrackers were originally made from lengths of green bamboo that were tossed into fires…

Natural Blonde
by Liz Smith
Hyperion
ISBN: 0786863250

I read Liz Smith and sometime I even enjoy the gossipy tidbits…




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