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            Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur

            Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur (Hardback)

            By Pearce, Sheldon

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            An intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur's life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death.

            ISBN 9781982170462
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Living the Chateau Dream
             

            Living the Chateau Dream (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strawbridge, Angel; Strawbridge, Dick

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            • Pub Date
              26 Oct 21

            Dick and Angel Strawbridge share more charming stories from their life at the Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson. The follow-up to the massive Sunday Times bestseller, A Year At The Chateau.

            ISBN 9781841885360
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Love of My Life: The Life and Loves of Freddie Mercury
             

            Love of My Life: The Life and Loves of Freddie Mercury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Lesley-Ann

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            • Pub Date
              8 Nov 21

            The truth behind Freddie Mercury's complex romantic relationships.

            ISBN 9781529362336
            Released NZ 8 Nov 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Warhol: A Life as Art

            Warhol: A Life as Art (Paperback)

            By Gopnik, Blake

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            Superb...Gopnik persuasively assembles his case over the course of this mesmerising book, which is as much art history and philosophy as it is biography Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian When critics attacked Andy Warhol's Marilyn paintings as shallow, the Pop artist was happy to pres...ent himself as shallower still: He claimed that he silkscreened to avoid the hard work of painting, although he was actually a meticulous workaholic; in interviews he presented himself as a silly naif when in private he was the canniest of sophisticates. Blake Gopnik's definitive biography digs deep into the contradictions and radical genius that led Andy Warhol to revolutionise our cultural world. Based on years of archival research and on interviews with hundreds of Warhol's surviving friends, lovers and enemies, Warhol traces the artist's path from his origins as the impoverished son of Eastern European immigrants in 1930s Pittsburgh, through his early success as a commercial illustrator and his groundbreaking pivot into fine art, to the society portraiture and popular celebrity of the '70s and '80s, as he reflected and responded to the changing dynamics of commerce and culture. Warhol sought out all the most glamorous figures of his times - Susan Sontag, Mick Jagger, the Barons de Rothschild - despite being burdened with an almost crippling shyness. Behind the public glitter of the artist's Factory, with its superstars, drag queens and socialites, there was a man who lived with his mother for much of his life and guarded the privacy of his home. He overcame the vicious homophobia of his youth to become a symbol of gay achievement, while always seeking the pleasures of traditional romance and coupledom. (Warhol explodes the myth of his asexuality.) Filled with new insights into the artist's work and personality, Warhol asks: Was he a joke or a genius, a radical or a social climber? As Warhol himself would have answered: Yes.
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            ISBN 9780141977744
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando

            The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mann, William J.

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            Entertainment Weekly's BIG FALL BOOKS PREVIEW Selection Best Book of 2019 - Publisher's Weekly Based on new and revelatory material from Brando's own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest ...movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before. The most influential movie actor of his era, Marlon Brando changed the way other actors perceived their craft. His approach was natural, honest, and deeply personal, resulting in performances-most notably in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront-that are without parallel. Brando was heralded as the American Hamlet-the Yank who surpassed British stage royalty Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Ralph Richardson as the standard of greatness in the mid-twentieth century. Brando's impact on American culture matches his professional significance; he both challenged and codified our ideas of masculinity and sexuality. Brando was also one of the first stars to use his fame as a platform to address social, political, and moral issues, courageously calling out America's deeply rooted racism. William Mann's brilliant biography of the Hollywood legend illuminates this culture icon for a new age. Mann astutely argues that Brando was not only a great actor but also a cultural soothsayer, a Cassandra warning us about the challenges to come. Brando's admonitions against the monetization of nearly every aspect of the culture were prescient. His public protests against racial segregation and discrimination at the height of the Civil Rights movement-getting himself arrested at least once-were criticized as being needlessly provocative. Yet those actions of fifty years ago have become a model many actors follow today. Psychologically astute and masterfully researched, based on new and revelatory material, The Contender explores the star and the man in full, including th
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            ISBN 9780062427724
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Born to be Mild: Adventures for the Anxious
             

            Born to be Mild: Adventures for the Anxious (Paperback)

            By Temple, Rob

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            • Pub Date
              11 Sep 21

            A wonderful memoir by the author of the Twitter phenomen - and bestselling books - VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS.

            ISBN 9780751574739
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            My Rock 'n' Roll Friend

            My Rock 'n' Roll Friend (Hardback, Main)

            By Thorn, Tracey

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            An exploration of female friendship and women in music, from the iconic singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Another Planet and Bedsit Disco Queen

            ISBN 9781786898227
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived [Large Print]
              

            How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived [Large Print] (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Jordan, Leslie

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 21

            Viral sensation and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan regales fans with entertaining stories about the odd, funny, and unforgettable events in his life in this unmissable essay collection. --

            ISBN 9780063090316
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Stories to Tell: A Memoir

            Stories to Tell: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Marx, Richard

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            Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career.

            ISBN 9781982169428
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence
             

            Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bailey, Martin

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            • Pub Date
              3 Aug 21

            Studio of the South tells the fascinating story of Van Gogh's time in Arles and the Yellow House

            ISBN 9780711268180
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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