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- McSweeney's 2014; US$ 9.99
Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues (“Martin Luther King, Jr?s Worst Speech Ever?) to intentionally bad theater... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95
For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Born into poverty in Mississippi at the close of the nineteenth century, Charley Patton and Jimmie Rodgers established themselves among the most influential musicians of their era. In Tune tells the story of the parallel careers of these two pioneering recording artists-one white, one black-who moved beyond their humble origins to change the face of... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 14.95
In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was "ready for its new Golden Age." Thomas W. Jacobsen's The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor's prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50
Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11
Role Models is a wild and witty self-portrait of John Waters, America's 'Pope of Trash', told through intimate profiles of his favourite personalities - some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle of the road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 11.65
Busty babe Holly Hagan has had viewers of Geordie Shore glued to their screens ever since her arrival in the first series. Fed up with her dead end job at a call centre, and with dreams of being a star one day, Holly applied for a new reality TV show. She couldn?t know it was to catapult her into fame and make her one of the most recognisable faces... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99
The author of the screenplay for Lore demystifies the screenwriter's art, providing informed advice in a working handbook for writers with stories to tell Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, this guide aims to connect with our natural understanding of story and to enable fresh, original, and authentic writing. Working on the central... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99
An award-winning television drama producer with 20 years experience in script editing and development offers a practical guide for anyone interested in the television industry Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, this is a no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99
In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realize their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of the capital city of Wellington. More than just an association of architects,... more...