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A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

Folds’s memoir is much like his songwriting-straightforward, wickedly smart, and with a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor.

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Rankine’s The White Card Debuts at NYPL

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Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years

Lurie’s investigation of R.E.M.’s beginnings challenges established myths about the group that will interest fans, and provides a valuable history of Athens’s arts scene in the early 1980s, when R.E.M shared the spotlight with bands such as Pylon, Side Effects, and Love Tractor.

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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

Individuals who have experienced abuse may want to avoid this book entirely. For readers interested in the cult of celebrity, the life of R. Kelly, true crime, journalism, and the #MeToo movement.

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Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History

Moore is a die-hard fan, and it shows in this lovingly crafted book. Alert readers will notice the lack of textual criticism; however, Family Guy’s fanbase will find this freakin’ sweet.

The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando

A thoroughly enjoyable, illuminating read, and a must for all libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]
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Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend

The Gabors lived full lives, and by the end of this book, readers may be as exhausted as the Gabors must have been. Still, this wild ride is recommended for fans of the actors and lovers of tell-alls.

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Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan

For readers seeking an insightful, academic meditation on the relationship between media and sociopolitical issues.

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