In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest and most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen - a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined.
"A terrific look behind the curtain"
A history of Saturday Night Live that finally reveals what really went on backstage, on the set, in the writers' offices, and on the town. Dozens of stars, writers, and guest hosts recall the backstage gossip, feuds, foibles, drugs, sex, struggles, and calamities of the show that changed television.
"Interesting inside look, so-so presentation"
ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones, restaurants, video games and more, while ESPN's personalities have become global superstars to rival the sports icons they cover.
Darkness falls quickly when you're being stalked...but it is always dark when you are a stalker. In this compelling all-original anthology, eight masters of suspense take you into the darkest depths of terror as they explore both side of the human hunt.
"HUGE RIP OFF"
This audiobook is filled with proven solutions, options, and problem-solving methods that every first-time author needs to know - no matter what writing challenges you face. Follow the advice given in this audiobook and by the end, after putting what I have to say into action, you will have easily written a high-quality book.
"Obvious cash grab"
Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general listeners who wish to learn more about the origins and nature of a profound tradition, and about its role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st-century existence.
"Acceptable but very dry."
This book looks at each of the most common substances that people become addicted to and offers specific advice on how to tackle that particular substance safely and effectively yourself. In-depth yet practical and accessible, How to Quit Without Feeling S**t will allow you to understand why you feel the way you do, whether you have a dependency or have already given up but still feel lousy.
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Written especially for the newly bereaved, this book explains in an easy-to-read manner what can be expected during the course of grief. Six short chapters offer encouraging, confirming advice and validation. For example: “You'll grieve in your own unique way, and a general pattern will emerge as you do so.” Carefully-chosen, hopeful quotations are included throughout. The reader will come to understand how grief itself is a healing agent, helping one both remember the loved one while beginning to move on in life.
"Money Talks", by Jeffrey Toobin; "In Praise of Distraction", by James Surowiecki; "Funny Like a Guy", by Tad Friend; "Just Write It!", by Laura Miller; "I Was Gandhi's Boyfriend", by Paul Rudnick; and "Strange Trips", by David Denby.
"The Regulation Crisis", by James Surowiecki; "Rising", by Lauren Collins; "Soul Slam", by Ben Greenman; "The Kid", by Salvatore Scibona; "Fresh Hell", by Laura Miller; "You, the D. J.", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Bad Boys", by David Denby.
"Bah Humbug" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Baghdad to Swarthmore" by Ben McGrath; "Magnum P.I.s" by Lauren Collins; "Blackberry Picking" by James Surowiecki; "Far from Narnia" by Laura Miller; "All that Glitters" by Louis Menand; and "The Other" by Anthony Lane.