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Johnny Lee announces first autobiography 'Still Lookin' for Love'

Veteran country music star Johnny Lee has announced the release of his brand new autobiography, "Still Lookin' for Love."

Review: Robert Lepage’s ‘887’ turns memory into a multimedia masterpiece Special

Toronto - There are a lot of ways you could categorize Robert Lepage’s spellbinding “887” – magic show? Confessional monologue? History lesson? – and none would be wrong. But only by blending these unlikely elements does it become a masterwork.

Pop superstar Zayn to release first autobiography this fall

Pop superstar Zayn will be releasing his first book, his autobiography "Zayn," on November 1, via the publisher Penguin Random House.

Review: 7 life lessons from George Clinton's must-read autobiography Special

Watch who you trust. Be different and weird. Find the funk in your life when everything gets too vanilla. Those are some of the life lessons I took away from the autobiography of funk legend and Parliament Funkadelic founder George Clinton.

Mein Kampf to be republished by academics in 2016

Seventy years after the author's death, Adolf Hitler's famous but obviously controversial autobiography is to be republished by a collection of academics next year once the copyright on the work expires in a two-volume new addition.

Aerosmith's Joe Perry turns his hand to writing Special

Currently riding high in the New York Times Best Seller list with his acclaimed autobiography, the guitar legend discusses his book with Digital Journal and sets the record straight on a few things.

Morrissey to publish his autobiography

The singer-songwriter Morrissey, formerly of the seminal Indie band The Smiths, is to publish his autobiography. Unusually the book will be published under the Penguin classics range.

Pete Townshend charms fans at Toronto's Indigo bookstore Special

Toronto - “Toronto's been a fantastically important city for me in my life,” rock legend Pete Townshend told a crowd of dozens of fans earlier tonight at the Indigo bookstore at Bay and Bloor. “For the Who, it's always been an incredibly important venue.”

Review: Dull Neil Young autobiography cries out for a ghostwriter Special

As Canada's top ambassador of rock, folk and country, veteran superstar Neil Young should have a lot to offer as a storyteller. Too bad his recent autobiography, “Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream”, is far more square than the title suggests.

Review: 'Love is An Uphill Thing' by Jimmy Savile Special

Jimmy Savile's autobiography, "Love is An Uphill Thing" is in short supply and prices are rising fast on ebay. In this 1976 book, the continuing torrent of allegations against the former star find ample support.

Bettye LaVette sings pure soul Special

Bettye LaVette has one of the most passionate voices in all of popular music. The award-winning, much-celebrated singer brings her soulful sound to the Toronto Jazz Festival on June 24th.

Neverbloomers: Examining what it means to be an adult Special

Montreal - Sharon Hyman has been described by the Montreal Gazette as “a one-woman film industry.” She produces, writes, directs, edits, and stars in her own movies. But despite this accomplishment, she doesn’t feel like an adult.

Op-Ed: Morrissey to publish his autobiography in 2012

The singer-songwriter Morrissey, and former front man of the indie band The Smiths, is set to publish his autobiography in December 2012. Known for his witty refrains in both his lyrics and interview comments, an intriguing work is anticipated.

T.I. rejected autobiography idea

Famed rapper T.I. has turned down offers to do a memoir because he's convinced he's much to young to look back on his life at the age of 31.

Country music star Shania Twain releases autobiography

Canadian country music superstar Shania Twain is back in stores this week, trading in another country music album for a top-selling book about her life.

Op-Ed: Julian Assange moves into literature, will write a book

The long-running and successful Assange media assault has gone into overdrive with the welcome announcement to all his fans that he will be publishing his autobiography at last after signing lucrative deals for a total of $1.57 million. Congratulations.

Rick Springfield talks about depression and sex in autobiography

Rick Springfield, the Grammy-winning singer who recorded the 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl," has written an autobiography - Late, Late at Night - in which he talks about his battles with depression and promiscuity.

Gordon Brown backed after Tony Blair's critique of former PM

Allies of Gordon Brown have got behind the former Prime minister after former PM Tony Blair criticized him in his new autobiography.

BBC loses battle to stop The Stig's autobiography

London - The BBC has lost a legal battle to stop the publication of an autobiography revealing the identity of The Stig. Shortly before the ruling was announced Ben Collins, the man many people suspected of being the man behind the visor, left the court.

Sadie Frost talks about depression and marriage in autobiography

London - In her autobiography – Crazy Days- Sadie Frost talk about her battle with depression and about her marriage to Jude Law. The book was the subject of legal action when Law issued a writ demanding that sections about their marriage be removed.

Mark Twain’s autobiography to be published

Mark Twain was a man with a quick wit, a sharp pen, and many fans. Many have speculated what his life was like toward the end, and with speculation more questions can result than answers. But much of that may come to an end.

Celebrated Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn writes autobiography

Toronto - Previously, several publishers, authors and would-be ghostwriters have asked to write and publish a book about politically engaged musician Bruce Cockburn, but he's now decided to write such a book himself, adding author to his list of accomplishments.

Yoko Ono to write autobiography

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono plans to break her silence and write an autobiography featuring her years with the former Beatle.

Octomom Signs Reality TV, Autobiography Book Deals

The mother of octuplets and six other children has signed a deal with a British production company for a reality TV series based on her and her family. "Octo-Mom," as she is known, has also finalized a deal with a writer to pen her autobiography.

Benazir Bhutto: Bin Laden's Son Killed Me

According to her posthumous autobiography to be published soon, Benazir Bhutto claims the 16-year-old son of Osama bin Laden was the leader of one of four gangs of “designated assassins” sent to kill her.

Lance Bass Hid Sexuality to Protect Band’s Future: Autobiography

In his autobiography, released yesterday, Lance Bass reveals how keeping his sexuality secret led him to live in constant fear and worry that it could have devastating results on his band’s, ‘NSync, success.
 

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Dust jacket of the book Mein Kampf, written by Adolf Hitler. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection. (1926-1927)
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