Score: 4.5
From 40 Ratings

They Call Me Supermensch


  • Author: Shep Gordon
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 10055443 Bytes


An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career.In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend r...

They Call Me Supermensch

They Call Me Supermensch


  • Author : Shep Gordon
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062355973


They Call Me Supermensch Book Description :

An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend ...

Billion Dollar Baby

Billion Dollar Baby


  • Author : Bob Greene
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Concert tours
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008478938


Billion Dollar Baby Book Description :

"A provocative young journalist chronicles his adventures on tour as a performing member of the Alice Cooper Rock-and-Roll Band"--Dust cover....

Ticket Masters

Ticket Masters


  • Author : Dean Budnick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101580554


Ticket Masters Book Description :

“A clear, comprehensive look at a murky business.” —The Wall Street Journal Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can’t get on—and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now? Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and more—and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outbox—Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonder...

24 Karat Kids
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

24 Karat Kids


  • Author : Dr. Judy Goldstein
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429904798


24 Karat Kids Book Description :

Meet Dr. Shelley Green – newly minted pediatrician. After graduating medical school at the top of her class, Shelley is hired by Madison Pediatrics, the Upper East Side's most exclusive practice. Suddenly this self-described ‘schlumpy girl from Jackson Heights' is thrown into the world of the rich, famous, and very neurotic. Her life is about to change in a big way. Hyper-parenting has reached epidemic proportions -- and Madison Pediatrics is its over-privileged epicenter. Shelley, a superb doctor with a kid-friendly touch and a genius for diagnosis, quickly becomes the Upper East Side's latest must-have accessory, the darling of the fabulously-wealthy-with-kids crowd. Now she's slimming down, dressing up in Fendi and Prada, and weekending in the...

It s Not Easy Bein  Me
Score: 2.5
From 5 Ratings

It s Not Easy Bein Me


  • Author : Rodney Dangerfield
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061957642


It s Not Easy Bein Me Book Description :

An American comic icon tells the story of his second–act rise from obscurity to multimedia stardom. "When I was a kid," writes Rodney Dangerfield, "I worked tough places in show business––places like Fonzo's Knuckle Room. Or Aldo's, formerly Vito's, formerly Nunzio's. That was a tough joint. I looked at the menu. They had broken leg of lamb." For once, one of America's most beloved comic icons isn't kidding. Dangerfield has seen every aspect of the entertainment industry: the rough–and–tumble nightclubs, the backstage gag–writing sessions, the drugs, the hookers, the lousy day jobs – and the red–carpet star treatment. As he traces his route from a poor childhood on Long Island to his enshrinement as a comedy legend, he takes readers o...

Wilderness of Mirrors

Wilderness of Mirrors


  • Author : David Martin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510722194


Wilderness of Mirrors Book Description :

At the dawn of the Cold War, the world’s most important intelligence agencies—the Soviet KGB, the American CIA, and the British MI6—appeared to have clear-cut roles and a sense of rising importance in their respective countries. But when Kim Philby, head of MI6’s Russian division and arguably the twenty-first century’s greatest spy, was revealed to be a Russian mole along with British government heavyweights Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, everything in the Western intelligence world turned upside down. Here is the true story of how the American James Bond—the colorful, foulmouthed, pistol-packing, alcoholic ex-FBI agent William “King” Harvey—put the finger on Philby; how James Jesus Angleton, the chain-smoking poet of Yale Universi...

The Song Machine  Inside the Hit Factory
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Song Machine Inside the Hit Factory


  • Author : John Seabrook
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393241938


The Song Machine Inside the Hit Factory Book Description :

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book...

The Operator

The Operator


  • Author : Thomas R. King
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767907576


The Operator Book Description :

Draws from extensive interviews to present a biography of the entertainment-industry billionaire and co-founder of Dreamworks SKG....

The Cake and the Rain

The Cake and the Rain


  • Author : Jimmy Webb
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466862579


The Cake and the Rain Book Description :

"Novelistic, perfectly plotted and quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written." - The Wall Street Journal Jimmy Webb’s words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He’s the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical nocturne. Now, in his first memoir, Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles, from the crucible of his family to the top of his longed-for profession. Webb was a preache...