Biography

Close to the Knives - A Memoir of Disintegration

David Wojnarowicz

Released 01/01/18 Label vintage books Genre Biography Cat no. 9780679732273

In Close to the Knives, David Wojnarowicz gives us an important and timely document: a collection of creative essays -- a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony ...

A Sick Life: Tlc 'N Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage

Tionne Watkins and Emily Zemler

Released 09/12/17 Label Rodale Press Genre Biography

A memoir from Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, five-time Grammy Award winning member of hip-hop group TLC, about her rise to fame, lifelong battle with sickle-cell disease and her strength through...

When the Screaming Stops: The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers

Simon Spence

Released 09/12/17 Label Omnibus Pr & Schirmer Trade Books Genre Music Books

Simon Spence traces every band member and key associates of their notorious manager Tam Paton (who died in 2009) - including the band's various co-managers - and speaks with their record ...

Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family

Daniel Bergner

Released 09/05/17 Label Lee Boudreaux Books Genre Biography

SING FOR YOUR LIFE chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom. Daniel Bergner takes readers on Ryan's path tow...

Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali

Mike Stax

Released 09/20/16 Label Process Genre Biography Cat no. 9781934170656

A successful young songwriter in 1960s becomes derailed by LSD and resulting madness.

Smile Now, Cry Later

Freddy Negrete

Released 09/16/16 Label Random House Genre Biography Cat no. 9781609806941

In a riveting narrative that takes the reader from Freddy's days as a cholo gang member to evangelical preacher to Hollywood body art guru to addiction counselor, Smile Now, Cry Later is,...

Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Elizabeth Greenwood

Released 08/16/16 Label Simon & Schuster Genre Biography Cat no. 9781476739335

A darkly comic inquiry into how to fake your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn. Is it still possible to fake your own death in th...

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time

Rob Sheffield

Released 08/08/16 Label Plume Genre Biography Cat no. 9781400083039

Mix tapes: Stick one into a deck and you're transported to another time in your life. For Rob Sheffield, author ofTurn Around Bright Eyes that time was one of miraculous love and unbearab...

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

Rob Sheffield

Released 08/08/16 Label Plume Genre Biography Cat no. 9780452297234

From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence".Entertainment Weekly The 1980s meant MTV an...

Heart Like a Starfish

Allen Callaci

Released 05/17/16 Label Pelekinesis Genre Biography Cat no. 938349

ALLEN CALLACI (REFRIGERATOR) is a librarian, a rock and roll singer and heart transplant recipient. His memoir Heart Like A Starfish is the account of his death-defying journey and the he...

Harley Loco

Rayaa Elias

Released 04/12/16 Label Penguin Random House Genre Biography Cat no. 9780143125051

Elias paints an indelible portrait of New York City, especially the East Village, during the bad old days of the 1980s, when every street corner seemed to be inhabited by hookers and drug...

Widow Basquiat

Jennifer Clement

Released 11/04/14 Label Broadway Books Genre Biography Cat no. 9780553419917

"Stunningly lyrical . . . Original, insightful, and engrossing. . . . While filled with pop culture anecdotes art fans might seek—Andy Warhol and Rene Ricard both make appearances, for in...

Gone Man Squared

Royston Ellis

Released 12/27/13 Label Forced exposure Genre Biography Cat no. 9780965977791

First appearance of the British beat king's early works in over 50 years. Royston, who vanished from Britain in 1963, was THE paperback writer - as referenced by those Beatles guys. In fa...