A Better Me

The Official Autobiography

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Author: Gary Barlow

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work and depressed. Faced with an underperforming solo career, tireless media taunts and the other cruel twists of fate, Gary turned to food. For nine years, he struggled with his weight and went on every diet imaginable before eventually asking a doctor what the 'cure' for obesity was. That was when he realised that he would have to change his life dramatically. So how did he go from an obese, out-of-work pop star to becoming a hugely successful superstar of music and TV, as well an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier and more successful than ever before? In this extraordinarily honest memoir, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success, as well as mental and physical health. A Better Me is a remarkably frank account of Gary's life as he battled with his demons, endured personal tragedy, and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in decades. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, Gary recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating sincerity and a human side that people rarely see. From returning with a critically and commercially successful Take That and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career, going beyond recorded music to forge success on TV with The X Factor and Let It Shine, to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food, this is the story of how Gary found balance in both his personal and professional life. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars, more open, honest and raw than ever before.

My Take

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Author: Gary Barlow,Richard Havers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747588061

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 291

View: 6946

Take That were the original British boy band. They sold out arenas in less time than it took to play one of their chart-topping singles. Gary Barlow was the band's gifted front man who not only wrote hits such as 'Pray' and 'A Million Love Songs' but sang them too. Then the band quit at the very height of their fame. Here Gary reveals for the first time his ride on the rollercoaster of fame, the truth behind the rumours of the band's feuding and his fall-out with Robbie, and how he sank into depression only to rise again in one of pop's greatest comebacks: the record-breaking Take That reunion tour. Candid, confident and down-to-earth, Gary is definitely back for good.

Reveal: Robbie Williams

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Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 6474

'It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities.' An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, the truth behind the headlines and the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Robbie Williams. Bestselling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music. This vivid and detailed portrait shows the real highs and lows of Robbie's life as he found his way forward, one that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty. Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of Robbie as you've never seen him before.

Close Up

The Autobiography

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Author: Kelly Brook

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283072008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 4485

From a council house in Kent to her first home in the Hollywood hills, from being told she was too big to model to becoming an inspiration for curvy girls everywhere, Kelly's life has taken many unexpected turns. As a child she just wanted to be an actress - she never imagined she'd also become a hugely popular pin up girl or that she'd be romanced by film stars and pursued by paparazzi. Now, in her deeply personal and honest autobiography, Kelly opens up about the men she has loved and the tragic loss and heartache she has overcome. And she reveals how, by refusing to be limited by other people's perceptions of her, she has forged a successful career as an actress, model and business woman. In Close Up we see the real Kelly. The girl behind the gloss. A funny, feisty woman who lives life on her own terms.

Hey, Let's Make a Band!

The Official 5SOS Book

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Author: 5 Seconds of Summer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062366467

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 7436

Hi everyone, This book is pretty much our official story so far. It really does seem only like last week we played our first gig at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. Since then we've been given the opportunity to turn into the people and musicians we wanted to be. The people who gave us the opportunity were the fans. So this book is like a thank-you. We want everyone to know the story of how four western Sydney teenagers picked up their instruments and dreamed of being one of the biggest bands in the world. There are also some embarrassing photos of us derping around and some facts that some of us didn't even know. So we hope you enjoy it! Love, cal, luke, ash, and mike x

Rod

The Autobiography

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Author: Rod Stewart

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307987310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9743

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time. With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, and as a solo artist, the author of such beloved songs as "Maggie May," "Tonight’s the Night," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?," "Young Turks," "Forever Young," and "You Wear It Well." Now after more than five decades in the spotlight, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage. From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years on tour with his bandmates, not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world, Rod delivers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Shawn Mendes

Ultimate Fan Book

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Author: Malcolm Croft

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781787392069

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 1251

With every album, excitement over Shawn Mendes's work keeps growing--and it's sure to explode even more during his 2019 tour across the US. This richly illustrated book, now with eight extra pages, enthusiastically delves into the heartthrob's background: his discovery on Vine, use of social media to connect with his millions of fans, tours, chart-topping albums and EP, and friendship with such high-profile musical mentors as Taylor Swift.

Shawn Mendes

Superstar Next Door

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Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633197433

Category: Music

Page: 112

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With one world tour already under his belt, 18-year old pop star on the rise Shawn Mendes is set to take over the charts for years to come. First discovered on the popular social media app Vine, Mendes developed a following of millions online based on his incredible song-covers alone, which carried over in a big way for his smash-hit 2015 album, Handwritten. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, he became the youngest artist to accomplish this feat since fellow-Canadian Justin Bieber in 2010. With his newest album, Illuminate, Mendes is still just scratching the surface of his huge talent. Shawn Mendes: Superstar Next Door is the ultimate tribute to the teen heartthrob with the voice of an angel and a must-have for true fans. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into this star's life — from his early days in Toronto making his mark on Vine and YouTube to his historic debut on the Billboard charts with Handwritten, capturing the hearts of listeners all over the world. This keepsake additionally explores Shawn's sold-out 2016 debut world tour, his unique and special relationship with his millions-strong Mendes Army of fans, and his foray into the acting world. Also featuring a look ahead to what exciting things the future has in store for this pop superstar, Shawn Mendes: Superstar Next Door is an essential collectible for fans of this teen sensation.

What Does This Button Do?

An Autobiography

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Author: Bruce Dickinson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062468154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6457

A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever. Pioneers of Britain’s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden’s front man—first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present—Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend. But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world’s most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer. Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.

Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

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Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2641

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Official Book of the Movie

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Author: Owen Williams

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781681884677

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 7462

Bohemian Rhapsody will look at all aspects of the making of the Queen biopic and the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Forward by Brian May and Roger Taylor. The author has full access to key cast and crew members who recount how Freddie Mercury (and Queen's) story was brought to life. See how 1970s London, Live Aid and many other pivotal moments and places in the history of the band were recreated for the film, with then-and-now imagery highlighting how carefully the people, events, music and costumes were recreated for this hotly anticipated movie.

Our World

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Author: Little Mix

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405927437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7408

Celebrate Little Mix's first UK number-one album - Glory Days - by reading the full story of the girls' astonishing rise to pop super stardom. Our World is full of exclusive photos and inspirational stories about Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne's unique friendship. Little Mix are the UK's most successful girl band. They first found fame - and each other - on The X Factor in 2011. Five years later they have gone from strength to strength, achieving huge global success. With three platinum-selling albums in the UK and over 14 million record sales worldwide, the band are both adored by their fans and critically acclaimed for their brilliant music. In this book the girls share the real behind-the-scenes story of both their personal lives and their success. They reveal the many highs - what it feels like to perform in front of thousands of people; the excitement of seeing your music soar to Number One around the world - but also the lows. Through it all the girls have had each other, and their incredibly close friendship has grown stronger and stronger as the years have gone by. Now the girls are like sisters, and in this book they share their journeys and how it feels for your dreams to come true. Brimming with exclusive photos, this book shares with us the girls' innermost secrets - their hopes and dreams for the future, their families, their relationships, their style advice and above all their friendship. This book is Little Mix's story in their own words and tells you everything you need to know about their lives both in and out of the spotlight.

Peter Andre

All about Us - My Story

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Author: Peter Andre

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781844549184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 3914

Exploding onto the music scene in 1990, Peter Andre has had several UK number ones and international top 10 hits. This biography reveals the highs and lows of his music career. It reflects on his life married to Katie Price.

Gary

The Definitive Biography of Gary Barlow

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Author: Sean Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471102246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Top celebrity biographer Sean Smith tells the story of national treasure Gary Barlow, one of the UK's greatest songwriters and musicians. Throughout a stellar career, nobody has been more misunderstood than Gary Barlow. When he first found fame, he was perceived as too arrogant. Then, after a spectacular slump and amazing recovery, he adopted a modesty that underrates his lifetime achievements. In this book Sean Smith redresses the balance by revealing the real man, the romances that shaped his life and the passion for music that drives him. A singer and virtuoso keyboard player who performed in working men's clubs from the age of thirteen, Gary Barlow would go on to achieve phenomenal success as the musical force behind Take That, the most popular boy band of all time. Now recognized as one of the greatest songwriters and musicians the UK has ever produced, Gary is among the best-known faces on television, returning as head judge on the X Factor in 2013. Featuring original interviews with many people who have never spoken before, Gary is a celebration of a complex and unique talent.

Iron Maiden - Updated Edition

The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Beast

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Author: Neil Daniels

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760351678

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Few bands have as widespread global appeal as Iron Maiden. This up-to-date book showcases the band in all its beastly glory. Formed in 1975 by a young, East London bass player named Steve Harris, Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most successful heavy metal acts in history. With an estimated 85 million albums sold worldwide, the band remains hugely popular. Iron Maiden is the updated edition of the first-ever complete, illustrated retrospective of the band. Music journalist Neil Daniels relates the band's entire history and provides a complete, up-to-date discography, while respected heavy metal journalists and Iron Maiden experts, including Ian Christie, Martin Popoff, and Mick Wall, analyze the recordings. The stories behind the band's formation, roster changes, recordings through 2015's The Book of Souls, and tours through 2016 are complemented with nearly 500 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, and memorabilia, including handbills, gig posters, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and, of course, Eddie, Iron Maiden's iconic Derek Riggs-created mascot. This new edition of Iron Maiden is required reading for any heavy metal fan. The book covers the compilation From Here to Eternity (2011); the CD/LP/DVD/Blu-ray release of En Vivo! (2012); the Maiden World Tour (2012-2014) to North America, Europe, and South America; The Book of Souls album (2015); and the 2016 tour.

On The Road

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Author: Olly Murs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473618096

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 2249

Want to know what really goes on during an Olly Murs UK tour? Then get the lowdown in my new book, On The Road - the official, uncensored, up close and personal story of 2015's Never Been Better UK adventure. Packed with 200 exclusive pictures, this fly-on-the-wall release captures all the excitement and drama of a 27-gig trip around the country, including the jokes, arguments, heartbreaks and giggles, with some parties thrown in along the way. You could say it's an exclusive insight into all the hard work that goes into putting on a nationwide tour for the best fans in the world. That's not all, though. Keep your eyes peeled for several special guest appearances from the likes of Robbie Williams, Jonathan Ross and the comedians, Russell Brand and John Bishop. One or two Premier League footballers rock up in the story, and I fall victim to a few terrible practical jokes. If that's not enough, there's also the untold story of what really happened when I got the X Factor job. Planes, tourbuses and a helicopter ride or two: On The Road is the access-all-areas tale of my biggest ever headline tour. I promise it's going to give my fans a real insight into what my life's like really behind the scenes - grumps, giggles and all. Don't believe me? Just watch...

Olly Murs - The Biography

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Author: Justin Lewis

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782190856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1817

Olly Murs may have finished in second place on television's The X Factor in 2009, but the heartthrob singer has since become one of British pop's winners. The cheeky chappie with the tight trousers and the porkpie hat has sold out concert tours, released bestselling albums and enjoyed a string of hits including 'Please Don't Let Me Go' and 'Heart Skips a Beat'. A regular in the charts and in the gossip columns, Olly is regarded by many as a possible successor to icons like Robbie Williams and Will Young. But not content with his triumphs as a singer, he has also become a TV fixture. After becoming the co-host of The Xtra Factor, he graduated to his own series, Olly: Life on Murs, in 2012. Olly Murs: The Biography follows his journey from suburbia to stardom and beyond. It explores how a seemingly ordinary and grounded Essex boy was determined to follow his dream - and was strong and shrewd enough to survive the heady world of entertainment. Along the way, we see how his promising first career as a semi-pro footballer was halted and we discover how he deals with the pros and cons of a celebrity lifestyle. This is a must-read for any music fan.

The Vamps: Our Story

100% Official

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Author: The Vamps

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472240448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8703

Since forming on YouTube in 2012, The Vamps have become one of the biggest bands in the UK. They have travelled the world with massive arena tours, sold hundreds of thousands of records, and gained legions of amazing and devoted fans. They have gone from schoolboys to superstardom in just a few years, and for the first time Connor, Brad, Tristan and James tell their story. From life on the road to dealing with their new-found fame, nothing is off-limits. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this is a fully-illustrated joint autobiography: the perfect book for any Vamps fan.

Harry Styles: The Biography, Offstage

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Author: Ali Cronin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 152478799X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 2921

Although millions know his songs, and almost the entire world knows the story of his beginnings with One Direction, there's so much more to Harry Styles. Learn all about the story of his life, and all the "little things" that make Harry Styles such an icon. From The X-Factor to One Direction to his incredible self-titled solo album, Harry Styles is an icon for our times. This unofficial biography details his early days discovering his love of music, right through to his first acting role in the action-packed Dunkirk. This is every fan's guide to Harry's transition from schoolboy to superstar. • Packed with Harry quotes, stories, and facts! • Quizzes to test your Harry knowledge! • Record your favorite Harry moments! And much more!

Through the Years with Donny and Marie Osmond

A Fan's Perspective

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Author: Steven Staton,Dawn Staton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979065931

Category:

Page: 238

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From a fan's perspective - We take you on a journey from the time the Donny and Marie Osmond started to become a household name to today. We share our life's experiences along the way including behind the scenes photos and meetings that few get to see. . We cover ups, downs, good, and bad and don't hold back on sharing our feelings. . Throughout the story, we cover things from Dawn's perspective and change it up adding Steve's perspective We truly hope you find inspiration, humor, laughter, and have fun.