These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 26, 2016
Madison, Holly, author.
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of WilliamMorrowPublishers, 2016.
x, 272 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
This memoir is a comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Las Vegas strip. After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly Madison broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the Playboy mansion and was determined to start her life over on no one's terms but her own. Holly quickly realized that the labels and stereotypes from her past weren't so quick to leave her. With a fierce commitment to take charge of her own narrative, Holly dives headfirst into a journey of self-discovery. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to "have it all," Holly faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self-sufficiency is also her path to healing.--Adapted from dust jacket.
May 25, 2016
Bossert, David, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Editions, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 24 x 29 cm
Act I. Artists on parallel paths -- Act II. Disney & Dalí meet and collaborate -- Act III. The completion of the film.
May 20, 2016
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
viii, 170 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction; comrade, confidante, companion, chum: a friend by any other name / Gillian I. Leitch and Sherry Ginn -- With whom he travels: the companions of the doctor / Gillian I. Leitch -- "It's bigger on the inside": verisimilitude and companion reactions to the tardis / Craig Owen Jones -- "The battle-scarred, the insane, the ones even you can't control": disability and the female bodies of the doctor's companions / Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman -- "There's nothing only about being a girl": learning to "play" the doctor's companion / David Boarder Giles and Amy Peloff -- Life "post/tardis" the case for Jo Grant and Sarah Jane Smith / Sherry Ginn -- Rose is England: nationhood, British invasion anxiety and why the doctor will (almost) always rescue his companions / Tanja Nathanael -- Rory Williams: the boy who waited / Teresa Forde -- A muted melody: the (dis)empowerment of river song / Tom Powers -- Companions who weren't: the pompadour and the pauper / Pamela Achenbach -- When no one can hear you scream: Doctor Who companions on the printed page / Aaron John Gulyas.
"This collection of new essays examines the role of the companion as an intermediate between viewers and the Doctor. The contributors discuss who travels with the Doctor and why, how they interact, how the companions influence the narrative and how their journeys change them"-- Provided by publisher.
May 20, 2016
Bones, Bobby, 1980- author.
New York : Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
xvii, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
The Boy Behind the Ninja Turtle Mask -- Nerd Alert -- Smooth Operator -- Country Mouse in the Big City -- Stupid Panty Hose Tricks -- Bones Bared -- Fight. Grind. Repeat. And Sometimes Lose -- Bonse Goes Country -- Gnawing at the Bones -- A Total Nightmare -- Every Day Is a Good Day.
Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out--a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby's passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean. Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby's distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn't shy away from the curves he continues to navigate, including his obsessive-compulsive disorder, on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.
May 13, 2016
Revenson, Jody, author.
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"An Insight Editions book."
Hogwarts students -- Hogwarts staff -- Student robes & Quidditch sportswear -- Triwizard tournament -- Celebrations -- Order of the Phoenix -- Dark forces -- Ministry of Magic -- Families.
"Provides an enthralling look at the creative development that helped bring the characters of the wizarding world to life on-screen, from the elaborate costumes and makeup to the special effects and essential props. Detailed profiles of each character include behind-the-scenes insights from the actors, never-before-seen concept art, unit photography, and other filmmaking secrets for the Warner Bros. archive."
May 13, 2016
Dorfman, Andi author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
My life is officially over -- It all started with free drinks -- Off I go! -- The announcement -- Self-help ain't helping -- Tears and sesame chicken -- The ring didn't mean a thing -- Alone forever -- The fantasy suite -- Holy hairy legs -- Daddy knows best -- Namaste my ass in bed -- Will you marry me? -- Restraining order -- Mr. Regret -- Let's talk about sex, baby! -- Moving out -- Burn, baby, burn! -- The moment I knew -- The master asshole list -- The dreaded text -- Revenge -- Mayday -- Cupid is stupid -- The interview -- If I show up dead, tell the cops -- He did it -- Running away -- Chi-town and the ex -- The empty proposal -- Start spreading the news -- The relapse -- You can't change history -- The end -- The beginning.
"Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it's like to live out a love story--and its collapse--in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not"--Provided by publisher.
May 13, 2016
Moran, Martin, 1959-
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, 
221 pages ; 23 cm
"A moving and surprisingly funny memoir about finding the right balance between anger and compassion "Why aren't you angry?" people often asked Martin Moran after he told his story of how he came to forgive the man who sexually abused him as a boy. At first, the question annoyed him. Then, it began to haunt him. Why didn't he have more anger? Why had he never sought redress for the crime committed against him? Was he just plain frightened of his own hidden fury? Was he not man enough? And what exactly is rage anyway? What purpose does it serve in our lives? Moran did the only thing he could do to try to reconcile these seemingly irreconcilable questions: he began to set it all down. "--Provided by publisher.
May 12, 2016
Hill, Dave, 1988- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 
xxiii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
"A painfully funny series of autobiographical essays, centered around the relationship between comedian Dave Hill and his dad, in the wake of his mother's death, as father and son redefine their relationship--and Dave, finally, becomes a man"-- Provided by publisher.
May 6, 2016
Guerrero, Diane, 1986- author.
257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The silver key -- Mi familia -- Underground -- The good girl -- The plan -- Ground shift -- Taken -- Left behind -- Second family -- Butterfly -- New world -- The edge -- Turnabout -- Stage right -- New York City -- Orange -- Into daylight -- Call to action.
"Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over"-- Provided by publisher.
May 5, 2016
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 
xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
May 5, 2016
Hoffman, Warren, 1976-
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 
x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Overture : all singin'! all dancin'! all white people? -- Act one : 1927-1957 -- Only make believe : performing race in Show boat -- Playing cowboys and Indians : forging whiteness in Oklahoma! and Annie get your gun -- Trouble in New York City : the racial politics of West Side story and the Music man -- Act two : 1967-2012 -- Carbon copies : Black and interracial productions of white musicals -- A chorus line : the Benetton of Broadway musicals -- Everything old is new again : nostalgia and the Broadway musical at the end of the twentieth century -- Exit music.
May 3, 2016
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016.
357 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker--for the first time. Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist obsessed with his work and privacy to the point of madness. But who was he really? Emilio D'Alessandro lets us see. A former Formula Ford driver who was a minicab chauffeur in London during the Swinging Sixties, he took a job driving a giant phallus through the city that became his introduction to the director. Honest, reliable, and ready to take on any task, Emilio found his way into Kubrick's neurotic, obsessive heart. He became his personal assistant, his right-hand man and confidant, working for him from A Clockwork Orange until Kubrick's death in 1999. Emilio was the silent guy in the room when the script for The Shining was discussed. He still has the coat Jack Nicholson used in the movie. He was an extra on the set of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's last movie. He knew all the actors and producers Kubrick worked with; he observed firsthand Kubrick's working methods down to the smallest detail. Making no claim of expertise in cinematography but with plenty of anecdotes, he offers a completely fresh perspective on the artist and a warm, affecting portrait of a generous, kind, caring man who was a perfectionist in work and life. "-- Provided by publisher.
May 2, 2016
Edwards, Paul M., author.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
April 29, 2016
Moore, Rachel, 1964-
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xviii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
What does success look like to you? : assessing your goals and strengths as an artist -- The business of performing arts : how the industry works and how you can be a part of it -- Promoting brand "you" : projecting your voice and getting yourself heard -- Who can help? : establishing a network of support to guide the way -- Finding work : where to look, what to ask, and how to land the job -- How to be financially smart from the start : taxes, insurance, and other important survival smarts -- When things go wrong : how to prepare, where to go, what to do -- How to make a "life" (not just a living) as a performer : you are more than what you do for a living.
"In The Artist's Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it's like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she's learned about making one's own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore's own journey in the arts, The Artist's Compass teaches aspiring performers how to think like an entrepreneur to create their own brand and marketing platform to achieve personal and professional success. In an engaging, realistic, and authoritative voice, Moore combines her artistic and corporate experience to address the finer points of building a career in a challenging industry, teaching young performers how to achieve financial independence so that they might have creative independence"--Provided by publisher.
April 28, 2016
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
April 28, 2016
Neibaur, James L., 1958-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xxi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
April 28, 2016
Madigan, Tim, 1957-
Los Angeles : Ubuntu Press, ©2012.
183 pages ; 22 cm
A journalist discusses his friendship with the late children's TV programming host, describing how Rogers welcomed the author into his personal life and church, helping him to mend a long-standing dysfunctional relationship with his own father.
April 27, 2016
Lambert, Lee, author
Glendale, California : Blacksparrow, Inc., 
597 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Presented by Dr. Shocker.
The early years -- The 1960's, the golden age -- 12 months of monsters -- Monster daze -- The 1970's, the silver age -- The Halloween connection -- The 1980's, a close call -- The 1990's, the gorier, the merrier -- A monster kid's dream come true -- The 2000's, the final countdown.
"The book details the history of Don Post Studios from its inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. This was the company responsible for the creation of the rubber Halloween mask and it was at the forefront of the zMonster Kidy phenomenon of the 1960s and 70s. Don Post Studios was a leader in the Halloween Industry for over 7 decades and also dabbled in special effects work for the film industry from 1947 through 1988."--Publisher's description.
April 26, 2016
Schulman, Michael, author.
New York : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishing, 2016.
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep -- the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three -- that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent.
April 26, 2016
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
224 pages ; color illustrations ; 31 cm
A visual and oral history of the last twenty years of theater, containing a comprehensive collection of behind-the-scenes photos, comcept art, and posters, as well as personal anecdotes.
April 26, 2016
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.
xiv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: and then there was Korea -- It was in all the papers for a while: a brief history of Korea and the forgotten war -- He was drafted: how the mobile army surgical hospital became a reality -- An extra gallbladder a week: H. Richard Hornberger and the creation of a novel -- And fourteen others -- Not missing the last page: H. Richard Hornberger's Mash trilogy -- Boozing, cruising, and cutting up: the MASH goes to . book series -- Of course you know me: characters from MASH seen in book sequels -- This is mutiny: from book to movie and television -- Tonight's movie: the making of the Robert Altman film -- We can do stupid: the history of "suicide is painless" -- And introducing: the cast of Robert Altman's MASH -- Not a word I wrote: differences between scripts to screen -- Yankee doodle doctor: movies (and two tv shows) connected with MASH -- One of those traveling medicine shows: MASH onstage -- Put it over there by the television set: the five military sitcoms that influenced Mash -- If I can't get the girl: the creative team behind the series -- We tried to get Pat O'Brien: the main cast over the years -- The running of the nurses: the actresses in the opening credits -- Going AWOL: nine recurring characters that disappeared -- Reenlisted: minor characters that stuck it out -- I don't know your name, but- : thirty famous guest appearances -- Here for the duration: fans' favorite periods of MASH -- Mash means mobile! the various time slots -- You certainly came to the right place: filming locations -- Now that spring is here: MASH chronology -- Experimental surgery: ten episodes outside of the norm -- Just like the actual Korean War: the use of a laugh track -- The collapsible latrine: ten pranks of MASH -- In a rubber truck: the character arcs of the major characters -- Our movie tonight: movies shown in the mess tent -- After W*A*L*T*E*R: the spin-offs -- A lunch pail for munchkins: the merchandising of MASH -- Captain Tuttle: parodies, rip-offs, and homages -- Gentlemen, take my advice: could MASH be successful today? -- Earning that purple heart: awards -- Appendix: for your dining and dancing pleasure.
April 25, 2016
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xvii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Citizen Kane : a recollection -- Asking for the impossible -- The beard and the contract -- The script -- The consequences of his actions -- RKO Production #281 -- A great deal of doing -- No visitors, please -- Giggling like schoolboys -- Cryptic notes and bigger hams -- Conflict -- Negotiating and placating -- Mr. Hearst -- Release -- Triumph -- Walking on the edge of a cliff -- Viewer's guide to Citizen Kane -- Cast and production credits -- Gregg Toland : "I broke the rules in 'Citizen Kane'" -- Bernard Herrmann : a conversation at the George Eastman House -- Citizen Kane : scene-by-scene guide -- The budget -- RKO soundstages.
"Using previously unpublished material from studio files and the Hearst organization, exclusive interviews with the last surviving members of the cast and crew, and what may be the only surviving copy of the "lost" final script of the film, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey recounts the making of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history."-- Provided by publisher.
April 18, 2016
Salie, Faith, 1971- author.
viii, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Faith accompli -- No bangs for the bucks -- Howler monkey -- Miss Aphrodite -- Extra vanilla -- I sing the body dysmorphic -- The best hand job ever -- The exorcism -- Face for radio -- Shrink rapt -- My summer fling with Bill O'Reilly (or, My fair and unbalanced lady) -- What I wore to my divorce -- JSAP -- The final truffle -- Ovary achiever : an approval junkie;s guide to fertility -- Wait, wait ... don't tell me about Batman's nipples -- Buy buy Hellmouth -- On the fringe : a cautionary tale -- Book marked -- My husband's dog is not my kids' brother -- Breastfeeding sucks -- A stamp of approval for my daughter.
"In this hilarious collection of essays, comedian Faith Salie reflects on the absurd hoops she's jumped through in order to win approval. From running in place in a darkened shower in Africa at 4 am to lose weight, to agreeing to an exorcism at the behest of her crazy ex-husband, to eating pig organs with Harrison Ford's son after her producers told her it would 'make good TV', Salie has done it all in the hopes of achieving positive reinforcement from colleagues, friends, and her aforementioned ex (or as she calls him, 'was-band'). With thoughtfulness and sarcasm, Salie reflects on why it is she tries so hard to please others, highlighting a phenomenon that many people-- especially women-- experience at home and in the work place. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is a humorous exploration into why it is that we so desperately try to please others at the expense of our own happiness"--Provided by publisher.
April 15, 2016
Goodman, Saul (Fictitious character), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
216 pages ; 22 cm
"Tie-in with AMC's much anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul!"-- Provided by publisher.
April 12, 2016
Kirkman, Jen, 1974- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
viii, 225 pages : 22 cm
"Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a 'friend with benefits' or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man"--Amazon.com.