Author: Jean Beaunoyer, Georges-Hebert Germain
Céline Dion is quite possibly Canada’s most famous singer and an icon in her own home province of Quebec. Possessed of an incandescent voice and a vibrant personality, she has moved huge audiences all over the world. These two books tell her story. Céline is the story of her journey from being just one child in a huge family to becoming the world’s songbird. René Angélil fills in the gaps by presenting the life of her manager and husband, who helps guide both Céline’s career and life and has played a key role in her success. Includes Céline René Angelil: The Making of Céline Dion
Author: Jean Beaunoyer
Previously unknown details of Rene Angelil's personal and professional life are revealed in this investigation into the man who orchestrated one of the foremost successes in the history of show business. A seducer, dreamer, and inveterate gambler, Angelil lived through the 1960s with an attitude of blissful insouciance, only to suffer a series of professional setbacks and disappointments in love, which did not prevent him from achieving fame and fortune. In 1981, Rene Angelil staked his life on a single card: Celine Dion. His bet succeeded, yet the road ahead was still rocky. His health gave way, and as he was recovering, an accusation of sexual assault threatened to ruin his reputation. What comes next in the life of this inveterate gambler? This biography takes us far beyond the idealized, indulgent image presented by the media. Is this powerful man a genius? Is he the victim of a conspiracy, or does he abuse his power? Why is he so feared? This completely up-to-date book contains answers to all these questions and much more.
Author: Celine Dion
Publisher: Harper Collins
The singer offers readers an intimate portrait of her life, her struggles to find success in the recording industry, her romantic life, and her 1999 decision to start a family and spend more time with her cancer-stricken husband.
Author: David Homel
A stunning drama of love and intrigue set against the backdrop of war in Yugoslavia, where power is used to manipulate and break people. I saw what the mural was all about. The entire war was portrayed on it from the asylum's point of view. The tanks with predatory smiles, the civilians naked with zippers up their middles so the soldiers could open them up and remove or implant whatever they wished, battle scenes that showed soldiers with wheels instead of feet, as if they were Trojan horses or children's pull-toys. "Who painted the wall?" I asked. "We all did." Dictatorship, politics and forbidden love -- welcome to Belgrade during the break-up of Yugoslavia, where anything can happen. That's why clinical psychologist Aleksandar Jovic is not overly surprised to find a government gorilla in a vinyl bomber jacket waiting in his study. The ominous messenger brings momentous news. Jovic, who is ferociously opposed to the war, is being requisitioned to oversee a state-run clinic that has been set up to treat traumatized soldiers who have fought on the front lines. What he learns from his patients -- including Soldier 13, the pro-Muslim commando, and Tania, the mysterious forensics expert whose services have also been hijacked by the Milosevic regime -- turns Jovic's world upside down. How war destroys and brutalizes its victims and its perpetrators, and how everyday people find normalcy in the midst of chaos, is the background for this thrilling story. But The Speaking Cure also reaches behind this shadowy place of conflict -- where the political and the personal constantly collide, and nothing is as it seems - to reveal essential truths about the nature of power and the mutability of reality.
Author: Lisa Peters, Della Druick
Born the youngest of 14 children, into a poor French Canadian family, Celine Dion began to sing at the age of five, soon she was a child star spending most of her teenage years on stage. Lisa Peters, her long-time friend and confidante, reveals what really drives the star in this personal account of her life and rise to fame.
Author: Anne Geddes, Céline Dion
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Celebrates the special bond that exists between mother and child with more than one hundred photographic images and the lyrics to the songs that are performed on the accompanying CD.
Author: Jenna Glatzer
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
A unique looking glass into the life one of the world's most admired performers focuses on the key elements--family, career, inspirations, and plans for the future--that make her who she is.
Author: David Baskerville, Tim Baskerville
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This powerhouse best-selling text remains the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. The breadth of coverage that Music Business Handbook and Career Guide, Eleventh Edition offers surpasses any other resource available. Readers new to the music business and seasoned professionals alike will find David Baskerville and Tim Baskerville’s handbook an indispensable resource, regardless of their specialty within the music field. This text is ideal for introductory courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, and Music Business Foundations as well as more specialized courses such as the record industry, music careers, artist management, and more. The fully updated Eleventh Edition includes coverage of key topics such as copyright, licensing, songwriting, concert venues, and the entrepreneurial musician. Uniquely, it provides career-planning insights on dozens of job categories in the diverse music industry.
Author: Julie B Carr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This day by day account of pregnancy will help expecting mothers discover captivating facts like when your baby is the length and weight of a hot dog roll, when the heart begins to beat, when their eyes open and they begin to look around, and 277 additional daily developmental facts beginning with "making me" and concluding with the "arrival." This book will warm a mom's heart and soul. It's the making of a miracle and a keepsake forever Jodie Lynn, syndicated family columnist for Parent to Parent. “A fun way to keep track of the changes in your developing baby and get ready for the even bigger changes ahead.” —Rachel Bye, MD, pediatrician “This book will warm a mom’s heart and soul. It’s the making of a miracle and a keepsake forever” —Jodie Lynn, syndicated family columnist for Parent to Parent.
Author: Diane Massicotte
Publisher: E C W Press
Chronicles the life of the pop singer through photographs and the recollections of photographer Laurent Cayla, who conveys his personal struggles with depression and drug and alcohol abuse and how Dion helped him turn his life around.
Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
Author: Connie Willis
Publisher: Del Rey
Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk—a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal—to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely—in a way far beyond what she signed up for. It is almost more than she can handle—especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that’s only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love—and communication—are far more complicated than she ever imagined. Praise for Crosstalk “A rollicking send-up of obsessive cell phone usage in too-near-future America . . . [Connie] Willis’s canny incorporation of scientific lore, and a riotous cast . . . make for an engaging girl-finally-finds-right-boy story that’s unveiled with tact and humor. Willis juxtaposes glimpses of claimed historical telepaths with important reflections about the ubiquity of cell phones and the menace that unscrupulous developers of technology pose to privacy, morality, and emotional stability.”—Publishers Weekly “An exhilarating and laugh-inducing read . . . one of those rare books that will keep you up all night long because you can’t bear to put it down.”—Portland Book Review “A fun technological fairy tale.”—BookPage “One of the funniest SF novels in years.”—Locus Praise for Connie Willis “A novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and whose books possess a bounce and stylishness that Preston Sturges might envy.”—The Washington Post “If anyone can be named ‘best science fiction writer of the age,’ it’s Connie Willis.”—Analog “One of America’s finest writers . . . Willis can tell a story so packed with thrills, comedy, drama and a bit of red herring that the result is apt to satisfy the most discriminating, and hungry, reader.”—The Denver Post “Willis can tell a story like no other. . . . One of her specialties is sparkling, rapid-fire dialogue; another, suspenseful plotting; and yet another, dramatic scenes so fierce that they burn like after-images in the reader’s memory.”—The Village Voice “The Best of Connie Willis? Isn’t that like sorting through diamonds?”—Lytherus
Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Publisher: Baryshnikov Prod Inc
Mikhail Baryshnikov, a photographer most of his adult life, has turned his lens on dance, and here pays vibrant homage to the work of master choreographer Merce Cunningham. In his introduction to Merce My WayBaryshnikov writes, "Watching Cunningham's dances through the eye of a lens is a lesson in the extremes and restraints of a dancer's body... to a dancer, such nakedness is revelatory." This volume offers 85 of Baryshnikov's striking, never-before-published color images, in which he seizes the essence of Cunningham's choreography by anticipating the dancers' motions and capturing the streaming fluidity of the dance. His images are radiant and electric--blurring motion, past, present and future into a single frame. Featuring images of six recent Cunningham dances, the book is a revelation for all those who revere dance--and the work of these two masters.