An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the
visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of
his closest colleagues, friends, and family — adapted by
David Lynch from the print book especially for this audio
In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up
for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular
vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to
bring his unorthodox projects to fruition.
This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history
of My Fair Lady,
Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a
great era in American musical theater. Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe,
Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis
Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur
Freed, and many others.
One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana,
photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington
typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken
book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking,
without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.
A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in
search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to
understand his ancestry as he never has before.
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s
great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of
Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast
collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a
decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of
The Wall Street Journal called him “a living
legend.” The London Times dubbed him “the most
famous art detective in the world.”
In Priceless, Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the
FBI’s Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his
remarkable career for the first time, offering a real-life
international thriller to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.
On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened–Leonardo da
Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than
twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was
gone. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime. Pablo
Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art.
An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying
palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty,
lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young
graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a
discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable
value, a painting lost for almost two centuries.
Attention would-be paesans. Can’t distinguish
“gabagool” from “pasta fazool”. Not sure
how to properly accessorize your track suit with gold chains. Does
the phrase “go to the mattresses” make you sleepy.
In his bravura account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and
culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and
reveals the man behind the blond wig and dark glasses. Nimbly
weaving brilliant and witty analysis into an absorbing narrative,
Koestenbaum makes a convincing case for Warhol as a serious artist,
one whose importance goes beyond the sixties.
From Tallulah Bankhead to Joan Crawford to the Kennedys and
Madonna, the ultimate insider, Liz Smith has hobnobbed, air-kissed,
and lunched with just about everybody who's been anybody over the
last half-century--and then rushed to tell the world all about it.