Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Limelight Larry is delighted when he finds an empty book - he can be the star of the story! Then a whole host of storybook characters arrive and Larry - much to his outrage - is pushed out of the limelight . . .This book is illustrated with style and sparkle by Leigh, and will delight readers time and time again with its cast of funny, friendly characters. Praise for Limelight Larry:'A book that's full of fun.' - Glasgow Herald; 'A funky and flamboyantly illustrated story. A good life lesson on the joys of sharing.' - Junior 'A perfect blend of art, story, humour . . . I love it.' - Bookbag
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Over 200 tips, as well as quotations, exercises, and illustrations to guide actors on a journey toward more fulfilling acting experiences. Based on the author's web column.
Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
While all the large monsters sleep a little monster records their snores for a special project.
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"One thing I’ve always liked about Hollywood is its zip, or speed. The whole industry depends to some extent on talent spotting. The hundreds of agents, studio executives, and producers who roam the streets of the city of Los Angeles let very little in the way of talent slip by." In this final installment of the memoir trilogy that includes Books and Literary Life, Larry McMurtry, "the master of the show-stopping anecdote" (O: The Oprah Magazine) turns his own keenly observing eye to his rollercoaster romance with Hollywood. As both the creator of numerous works successfully adapted by others for film and television (Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove, and the Emmy-nominated The Murder of Mary Phagan) and the author of screenplays including The Last Picture Show (with Peter Bogdanovich), Streets of Laredo, and the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain (both with longtime writing partner Diana Ossana), McMurtry has seen all the triumphs and frustrations that Tinseltown has to offer a writer, and he recounts them in a voice unfettered by sentiment and yet tinged with his characteristic wry humor. Beginning with his sudden entrée into the world of film as the author of Horseman, Pass By—adapted into the Paul Newman–starring Hud in 1963—McMurtry regales readers with anecdotes that find him holding hands with Cybill Shepherd, watching Jennifer Garner’s audition tape, and taking lunch at Chasen’s again and again. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.
Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Hilarity ensues when a little troll who prefers neatness in a sloppy family and a little girl who prefers noise and messiness in a very tidy family decide to swap places.
Author: James Amato
The heavyweight boxing scene may have enjoyed its most competitive time period in the decades 1960 to 1980. Champions like Patterson, Liston, Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Holmes roamed the landscape. There were also many legitimate contenders who were more than willing to meet each other to earn a title shot. This led to many entertaining and unforgettable wars that shaped the division. The book Gloves Gone By has focused on the boxers of this era and why they were so much a part of its memorable success.
Author: David A. Vise, Mark Malseed
The definitive, bestselling account of the company that changed the way we work and live, updated for the twentieth anniversary of Google’s founding with analysis of its most recent bold moves to redefine the world—and its even more ambitious plans for the future. Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, as they said, “change the world” through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company’s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in 1998 to a firm that today rakes in billions in profits. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, this fast-moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and a culture of innovation enabled a search-engine giant to shake up Madison Avenue, clash with governments that accuse it of being a monopoly, deploy self-driving cars to forever change how we travel, and launch high-flying Internet balloons. Unafraid of controversy, Google is surging ahead with artificial intelligence that could cure diseases but also displace millions of people from their jobs, testing the founders’ guiding mantra: DON’T BE EVIL. Praise for The Google Story “[The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business.”—The New York Times “An intriguing insider view of the Google culture.”—Harvard Business Review “An interesting read on a powerhouse company . . . If you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats.”—USA Today “Fascinating . . . meticulous . . . never bogs down.”—Houston Chronicle
Author: Larry Thompson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
USE THE SECRETS OF THE STARS From one of Hollywood's premier star-makers--a four-step plan for becoming a star in everyday life From the high school homecoming queen to Hollywood celebrities, the boss's favorite employee, or a beloved relative, there is always one person whom everyone thinks is fantastic--a person who glows with star quality. What is it about some people that makes them so special? Now Larry Thompson, one of Hollywood's foremost producers and personal managers, shows you how to use the wisdom and life secrets of the stars to shine in any arena, whether it's the career track or the social scene. You will learn to maximize personal potential, abandon self-defeating strategies, and be the magnetic, and unforgettable, presence you've always wanted to be. All it requires is utilizing four essential--and attainable--elements: Identify Your Talent: Stars are clear about what they excel in, whether it's fixing cars, taking photos, working with children, or arranging flowers Summon Your Rage: Stars have a ferocious drive to succeed--they aim in one direction and run in that direction as hard as they can Assemble a Team: All stars have supporters, mentors, advisers, and counselors Learn to be Lucky: Stars concentrate their energy on managing elements of luck they can control This fun and effective book also includes helpful work sheets and exercises, as well as compelling stories and inspiring examples from favorite celebrities, including Stephen Spielberg, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, William Shatner, Tom Cruise, and many more.
Author: Ann Christopher, Adrianne Byrd
Enjoy the concluding stories of the Love in the Limelight series, where four unstoppable women embark upon a quest in Hollywood to find fame, fortune and ultimately…true love. Seduced on the Red Carpet by Ann Christopher Supermodel Livia Blake has lived a life most women only dream of. But beneath the glitz and glamour is a small-town girl who yearns for a family of her own. Then she meets Hunter Chambers at his Napa Valley winery. The sexy single father tempts Livia with a desire she's never known…. Hunter knows Livia's type—and she's not his type at all. But he can't deny the passion surging between them. Will their love be strong enough to create their own private paradise far from the glare of the spotlight? Lovers Premiere by Adrianne Byrd Limelight Entertainment is Sofia Wellesley's whole life. So she's fit to be tied when she discovers her agency's plans to merge with Limelight's biggest rival. Sofia had a major crush on the gorgeous Ram Jordan growing up…until he became her worst enemy. So why is her traitorous heart clamoring for the man she hates most in the world? nows what caused the rift between the two Hollywood families, and he's determined to protect Sofia from the truth. But now…he wants more. From L.A. to Vegas, the spotlight's on passion as Ram fights for a future together—and the love that could be theirs at long last….
Author: Jean Fritz
A biography of the famous American Indian princess, emphasizing her life-long adulation of John Smith and the roles she played in two very different cultures.
Author: Larry Meiners
Publisher: Flying Vintage Publishing
The Flying V -- Leading guitar experts agree, the ultra-modern Flying "V" barnstormed traditional solid-body guitar design when it was first introduced in 1958. Vintage Flying V guitars have become highly valued due to outstanding craftsmanship, fine materials and rarity. This book chronicles the history, hardware and construction of more than 30 Flying V models made from 1958 to the present time. Book jacket.
Author: M. Jet
Layla Dane and Seth St. John both come from unfortunate roots. They meet as children when they form a friendship and support each other through years of trauma and abuse. Together, they turn to music for their escape, and find themselves in a promising music career before they are even out of high school. And once their high school graduation does come around, marriage and a record deal both seem like logical next steps in their unusual, whirlwind world. A quick rise to stardom takes the couple in different directions. Layla refuses to succumb to the lifestyle that she'd watched her parents live, while Seth seems to embrace it. Because of Seth's problems, addictions, and generally atrocious behavior, their band, Victim Unknown cycles through bandmates. Which is how Tara Outeridge comes to know and befriend Layla. Where once there was a need for protection in Layla's life that Seth filled; her husband has now become the thing she needs to be protected from. Tara fills that void of loneliness, and awakens in Layla a thing she'd never before acknowledged or admitted. Unfortunately, Layla's secret love could cost her life. "Some people handled their problems, sorted out a dark past and rose above it. Some people rose to the occasion of stardom and success. They used their status to improve themselves and the world. But others... Well, some people just weren't cut out for the limelight." -Limelight (M JET) This novella contains explicit language and erotic love scenes including male/female pairings and female/female pairings. Not suitable for all audiences. 18+ only.
Author: Larry Diamond
America's leading expert on democracy delivers the first insider's account of the U.S. occupation of Iraq-a sobering and critical assessment of America's effort to implant democracy In the fall of 2003, Stanford professor Larry Diamond received a call from Condoleezza Rice, asking if he would spend several months in Baghdad as an adviser to the the American occupation authorities. Diamond had not been a supporter of the war in Iraq, but he felt that the task of building a viable democracy was a worthy goal now that Saddam Hussein's regime had been overthrown. He also thought he could do some good by putting his academic expertise to work in the real world. So in January 2004 he went to Iraq, and the next three months proved to be more of an education than he bargained for. Diamond found himself part of one of the most audacious undertakings of our time. In Squandered Victory he shows how the American effort to establish democracy in Iraq was hampered not only by insurgents and terrorists but also by a long chain of miscalculations, missed opportunities, and acts of ideological blindness that helped assure that the transition to independence would be neither peaceful nor entirely democratic. He brings us inside the Green Zone, into a world where ideals were often trumped by power politics and where U.S. officials routinely issued edicts that later had to be squared (at great cost) with Iraqi realities. His provocative and vivid account makes clear that Iraq-and by extension, the United States-will spend many years climbing its way out of the hole that was dug during the fourteen months of the American occupation.
Author: Larry Greenly
Publisher: NewSouth Books
This fast-paced and informative YA biography tells the story of pioneering black aviator Eugene Bullard from his birth in 1895 to his combat experiences in both World War I and II and, finally, the prejudice he faced on his return to America.
Author: Caryl Hart
Publisher: Franklin Watts
When Kate P. Green goes for tea with the Queen, she gets more than she bargained for in this anarchic look at the tricky subject of table manners.