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  1. Saul Bass

    Saul Bass A Life in Film and Design

    By Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham with a forward by Martin Scorsese

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    This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work.


  2. Fed Up With Lunch

    Fed Up With Lunch How One Anonymous Teacher Revealed the Ugly Truth About School Lunches – And How We Can Change Them!

    By Sarah Wu, also known as “Mrs. Q”

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    When school teacher Mrs. Q forgot her lunch one day, she had no idea she was about to embark on an odyssey to uncover the truth about public school lunches. Shocked by what her students were served, she resolved to eat school lunch for an entire year, chronicling her experience anonymously on a blog that received thousands of hits daily, and was lauded by such food activists as Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Marion Nestle.


  3. The Eighties at Echo Beach

    The Eighties at Echo Beach

    Photographs by Mike Moir Introduction by Jamie Brisick

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    You won’t find Echo Beach on any map. But for a band of surfers from Newport Beach the stretch between 52nd and 56th street was an entire universe of ‘80s cool. These Day-Glo surfers singlehandedly demolished the laid-back ‘70s style with a loud blast of Devo and attitude. Out of the water, they wore Aquanet pompadours, Wayfarers, and neon boardshorts. In the water, they ripped up the wave two feet from local photographer Mike Moir’s Canon fish eye.


  4. The Toaster Project

    The Toaster Project Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

    By Thomas Thwaites

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    Where do our things really come from? China is the most common answer, but Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to know more. In The Toaster Project, Thwaites asks what lies behind the smooth buttons on a mobile phone or the cushioned soles of running sneakers.


  5. A Life in Stitches

    A Life in Stitches Knitting My Way Through Love, Loss, and Laughter

    By Rachael Herron

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    In these 20 heartfelt essays, Rachael Herron—celebrated romance novelist by day, 911 dispatcher by night, and founder of the hugely popular blog Yarnagogo.com—shows how when life unravels there’s always a way to knit it back together again, many times into something even better.


  6. The Boy Who Loved Batman

    The Boy Who Loved Batman The True Story of How a Comics-Obsessed Kid Conquered Hollywood to Bring the Dark Knight to the Silver Screen

    By Michael E. Uslan

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    Is any superhero cooler than Batman? He’s a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In this fully illustrated memoir, author Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart.


  7. The Journey Is the Destination

    The Journey Is the Destination The Journals of Dan Eldon

    Edited by Kathy Eldon

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    The best-selling and critically acclaimed book The Journey Is the Destination, is now in paperback. Featuring a selection of over 200 pages from the journals of photojournalist Dan Eldon, it is the legacy of a young artist killed just as his crea...


  8. Lincoln in 3-D

    Lincoln in 3-D Amazing and Rare Stereoscopic Photographs of His Life and Times

    By Bob Zeller,and John J. Richter,Prologue by Harold Holzer

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    Publishing just ahead of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Lincoln in 3-D offers a breathtaking tour of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency. In this beautiful book, over 180 stereo photographs come alive and readers wearing the enclosed 3...


  9. Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn International Cover Girl

    By Scott Brizel

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    An absolute delight for Audrey Hepburn fans, this unique book collects a treasure trove of more than 600 international magazine covers featuring Hepburn, one of the most enduring icons of both film and fashion. Spanning the course of her life and career,...


  10. Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn A Life in Pictures

    Edited by Pierre-Henri Verlhac,Foreword by Charles Higham

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    Katharine Hepburn: star of the silver screen, fashion icon, and quintessential class act. This volume offers an intimate view into the life of a Hollywood giantfrom her early years in the studio system, through the famed Spencer Tracy period, to her late...


  11. Jack Kennedy

    Jack Kennedy The Illustrated Life of a President

    By Chuck Wills

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    Until his inspiring life was tragically cut short, John F. Kennedy commanded the world's attentiontoday, his legacy is still very much alive. This rich visual biography tells an unusual personal story by collecting rare memorabilia, everything from doodl...


  12. Kelly Slater

    Kelly Slater For the Love

    By Kelly Slater,with Phil Jarratt,Introduction by Jack Johnson

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    No one knows nine-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater better than Kelly himself. In this revealing and heartfelt tribute, written with surfing veteran Phil Jarratt, the world's best surfer riffs on a life filled with big wins, big money, and big loves...


  13. The Heartbreak Diet

    The Heartbreak Diet A Story of Family, Fidelity, and Starting Over

    By Thorina Rose

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    Thorina Rose's funny, beautifully illustrated memoir charts the unexpected dissolution of her marriage and the strugglesand adventures of starting over. After marrying young, living in New York, and settling in San Francisco, Rose and herhusband start...


  14. At a Crossroads

    At a Crossroads Between a Rock and My Parents' Place Princeton Architectural Press

    By Kate T. Williamson

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    After graduating from college and spending a magical year abroad writing our best-selling A Year in Japan, Kate T. Williamson felt ready for anything. But, like many a postgraduate, she needed some time to figure out just what that anything was....


  15. Fearlessness

    Fearlessness The Story of Lisa Andersen

    By Nick Carroll,Foreword by Lisa Andersen

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    A beautiful tomboy nicknamed "Trouble," Lisa Andersen ran away from home at age sixteen, determined to become the best surfer in the world. In this wholly original biography, esteemed surf writer Nick Carroll captures her unconventional path to fame. Lisa...


  16. The Hypocrisy of Disco

    The Hypocrisy of Disco A Memoir

    By Clane Hayward

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    Born in San Francisco just before the Summer of Love, Clane Hayward grew up on hippie communes throughout the west. Her poignantly funny, sometimes melancholy, and always riveting memoir recounts her extraordinary life up until her thirteenth birthday. Sc...


  17. Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures

    Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures

    Edited by Anne Verlhac,Foreword by David Thomson

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    The latest addition in the highly acclaimed A Life in Pictures series, this luxurious volume honors the legacy of one of the world's most beloved movie stars. Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures is the only book to bring together all of the m...


  18. Edie

    Edie Girl on Fire

    By Melissa Painter,and David Weisman

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    Now in paperbackthis is the real story of Edie Sedgwick: model, film star, socialite, friend, lover, and addict; first "it" girl of Andy Warhol's Factory and later muse to Bob Dylan. David Weisman filmed Edie for the last years of her life in his cult fi...


  19. I, Me, Mine

    I, Me, Mine

    By George Harrison,Introduction by Olivia Harrison

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    Cherished by fans and collectors since its first publication in 1980, I, Me, Mine is now available in paperback. The closest we will come to George Harrison's autobiography, it features George in conversation with The Beatles' spokesperson Derek Ta...


  20. A Pig in Provence

    A Pig in Provence Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

    By Georgeanne Brennan

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    From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new lifethis time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of...


  21. I Will Never Forget You

    I Will Never Forget You Frida Kahlo and Nickolas Muray

    By Salomon Grimberg

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    In the '30s and '40s, photographer Nickolas Muray was Frida Kahlo's friend, lover, and confidante. He continually photographed her over the course of their relationship, creating dozens of iconic portraits. Largely unpublished until now, the images reflec...


  22. Marley Legend

    Marley Legend An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley

    By James Henke

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    Published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, Marley Legend celebrates the life and work of Bob Marley in an authorized and fully illustrated biography. In the same interactive format as the best-selling Lennon Legend...


  23. Two Cats and the Woman They Own

    Two Cats and the Woman They Own or Lessons I Learned from My Cats

    By Patti Davis,Illustrations by Ward Schumaker

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    Patti Davis didn't really adopt Aretha, her first cat. Aretha adopted Patti. When her second cat, Skeeter, moved in, Patti came to realize that shea self-avowed dog personwas now officially in thrall to two very demanding little felines. In 12 short cha...


  24. I Shock Myself

    I Shock Myself The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood

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  25. A Barn in New England

    A Barn in New England Making a Home on Three Acres

    By Joseph Monninger

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    Published to glowing reviews in hardcover and now in a handsome paperback edition, Joseph Monninger's finely crafted memoir of moving with his family to a barn in rural New Hampshire is part dream come true, part unexpected adventure. "An utterly charming...


  26. The Beatles Anthology

    The Beatles Anthology

    By The Beatles

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    The international best-seller is now in paperback! From their years growing up in Liverpool through their ride to fame to their ultimate breakup, heres the inside story. Interwoven with The Beatles own memories are the recollections of such associates a...


  27. I, Me, Mine

    I, Me, Mine

    By George Harrison

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    Originally published in 1980 and cherished by fans and collectors, I, Me, Mine is the closest we will come to George Harrisons autobiography. It is "a sly paradox of a title," to quote Derek Taylor, The Beatles spokesperson, "chosen by a man conc...


  28. I Opened the Gate, Laughing

    I Opened the Gate, Laughing An Inner Journey

    By Mayumi Oda

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    This enchanting book is a meditation on a womans search for inner peace and a reawakening of the creative self. Constrained by a traditional Japanese upbringing, devastated by a crumbling marriage and the deaths of friends and family, artist Mayumi Oda f...


  29. Dan Eldon

    Dan Eldon The Art of Life

    By Jennifer New,Afterword by Kathy Eldon

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    Only 22 when he lost his life on assignment in Somalia, photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the journals that became the basis for Chronicle's best-seller The Journey Is the Destination. He left a lifetime of adventures that continue t...


  30. Some People Can't Surf

    Some People Can't Surf The Graphic Design of Art Chantry

    By Julie Lasky,Introduction by Karrie Jacobs

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    Art Chantry's contrarian ways have placed him in the pantheon of great modern designers. Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry is the first survey of this visual iconoclast, who also designed the book and packed it with hundreds...


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