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  • Book cover for Scrappy little nobody

    Scrappy little nobody

    by Kendrick, Anna,

    March 25, 2017

    Call Number: 812.092 K333

    Scrappy Little Nobody is the writing debut of actress Anna Kendrick. Using a series of autobiographical stories Kendrick weaves an engaging and hilarious narrative of lessons learned and wisdom into a funny, honest book about a misfit navigating through life.Kendrick has been a working actress since she was a child and is best known for the 2012 film, Pitch Perfect. She scored a Tony nomination before she entered her teens, and earned her first Oscar nomination by the age of 25. In spite of these accomplishments, the book makes it obvious that Kendrick has always felt like... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

    American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

    by Toobin, Jeffrey,

    December 27, 2016

    Call Number: 322.42092 H436To

    American Heiress is an in-depth account of the 1974 abduction of media heiress Patricia Hearst focusing on the social, cultural and legal implications surrounding the crime as well as the bizarre and outrageous series of events that occurred in its aftermath.Still riding high from the acclaim that the television adaptation of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson generated, writer and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin turned his attention to yet another high profile legal drama that captured the zeitgeist of its era: the kidnapping of Patty Hearst by the Symbionese... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Rita Moreno : a memoir

    Rita Moreno : a memoir

    by Moreno, Rita.

    December 12, 2016

    Call Number: 812.092 M843

    Moreno’s candid autobiography details the evolution of Rosita Alverio, a starstruck girl from Puerto Rico, into Rita Moreno, the award-winning actress and star of classic films such as West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain and Carnal Knowledge. Throughout the book Moreno contrasts the soaring triumphs of a career (where she earned every major performing accolade) with painful personal tragedies that nearly ended her remarkable life.Rita Moreno stands as the archetype of success within the entertainment industry. She has been a working actress for over sixty years and... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for West of Eden : an American place

    West of Eden : an American place

    by Stein, Jean,

    November 28, 2016

    Call Number: 979.41 L881Stei

    In West of Eden: an American place, Jean Stein examines five unique stories that have shaped the landscape of Los Angeles history. In her long awaited follow up to Edie, An American Girl, Stein again uses oral history to flesh out the stories of the Dohenys, the Warner family (of Warner Bros. fame), real estate heiress Jane Garland, actress Jennifer Jones, and, finally, Stein’s own illustrious clan.While some of the narratives, like the story of the... Read Full Review