Center Center

Center Center

  • Author : James Whiteside
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0593297849
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“James Whiteside is an electrifying performer, an incredible athlete, and an artist, through and through. To know James is to love him; with Center Center, you are about to fall in love.” —Jennifer Garner “A frank examination and celebration of queerness.” —Good Morning America A daring, joyous, and inspiring memoir-in-essays from the American Ballet Theatre principal dancer-slash-drag queen-slash-pop star who's redefining what it means to be a man in ballet There's a mark on every stage around the world that signifies the center of its depth and width, called "center center." James Whiteside has dreamed of standing on that very mark as a principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre ever since he was a twelve-year-old blown away by watching the company's spring gala. The GLAMOUR. The VIRTUOSITY. The RIPPED MEN IN TIGHTS! In this absurd and absurdist collection of essays, Whiteside tells us the story of how he got to be a primo ballerino—stopping along the way to muse about the tragically fated childhood pets who taught him how to feel, reminisce on ill-advised partying at summer dance camps, and imagine fantastical run-ins with Jesus on Grindr. Also in these pages are tales of the two alter egos he created to subvert the strict classical rigor of ballet: JbDubs, an out-and-proud pop musician, and Ühu Betch, an over-the-top drag queen named after Yoohoo chocolate milk. Center Center is an exuberant behind-the-scenes tour of Whiteside’s triple life, both on- and offstage—a raunchy, curious, and unapologetic celebration of queerness, self-expression, friendship, sex, creativity, and pushing boundaries that will entertain you, shock you*, inspire you, embolden you . . . and maybe even make you cry. *THIS IS NOT A BOOK FOR CHILDREN.

Swan Dive

Swan Dive [Georgina Pazcoguin]

  • Author : Georgina Pazcoguin
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1250244293
"Don't expect just tulle and toe shoes. In this fascinating insider's tale, NYCB dancer Pazcoguin reveals her world. . . . A striking debut." —People Awa … GET BOOK
The Ballerina Mindset

The Ballerina Mindset [Megan Fairchild]

  • Author : Megan Fairchild
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 0525507655
Learn how to thrive in intense, competitive environments with these secrets from one of America's premiere ballerinas--and get a sneak peek at what her lif … GET BOOK
The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle [Jeannette Walls]

  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1416550607
Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LI … GET BOOK
Always a Dancer

Always a Dancer [Robert Brassel]

  • Author : Robert Brassel
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 250
  • ISBN-10 : 1725267462
This is the story of a young boy who wants to be a professional dancer. Surmounting the inevitable obstacles of parental rejection and the advice of guidan … GET BOOK
Out Loud

Out Loud [Mark Morris,Wesley Stace]

  • Author : Mark Morris,Wesley Stace
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0735223092
From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer’s rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world … GET BOOK
Ted Shawn

Ted Shawn [Paul A. Scolieri]

  • Author : Paul A. Scolieri
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 648
  • ISBN-10 : 019933109X
Ted Shawn (1891-1972) is the self-proclaimed "Father of American Dance" who helped to transform dance from a national pastime into theatrical art. In the p … GET BOOK
I.M.

I.M. [Isaac Mizrahi]

  • Author : Isaac Mizrahi
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1250077818
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi puts his life to paper with the same mix of spirit and wryness as the designs he popularized. … GET BOOK

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character [Richard P. Feynman]

  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0393355683
One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want … GET BOOK
My Daddy Can Fly!

My Daddy Can Fly! [Thomas Forster,Shari Siadat]

  • Author : Thomas Forster,Shari Siadat
  • Publisher : Random House Studio
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 40
  • ISBN-10 : 0593180992
For young dance lovers, a picture book about a young boy whose father has the unique position as a ballet dancer. Written by American Ballet Theatre princi … GET BOOK
I Wanna Be Where You Are

I Wanna Be Where You Are [Kristina Forest]

  • Author : Kristina Forest
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1250294894
A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition. "In a world where it's easy to lose faith in lov … GET BOOK
Life in Motion

Life in Motion [Misty Copeland]

  • Author : Misty Copeland
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1476738009
A bestselling and prize-winning memoir by African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, Life in Motion is the vividly told story of her journey to the world-c … GET BOOK
A Lotus Grows in the Mud

A Lotus Grows in the Mud [Goldie Hawn]

  • Author : Goldie Hawn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1101205326
In this candid, insightful, and unconventional memoir, Goldie Hawn invites us to join her in an inspirational look back at the people, places, and events t … GET BOOK
First Position

First Position [Melissa Brayden]

  • Author : Melissa Brayden
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 1626396035
Anastasia Mikhelson is the rising star of the New York City Ballet. She’s sacrificed creature comforts, a social life, as well as her own physical well-b … GET BOOK
Dancing for Degas

Dancing for Degas [Kathryn Wagner]

  • Author : Kathryn Wagner
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0440338719
In the City of Lights, at the dawn of a new age, begins an unforgettable story of great love, great art—and the most painful choices of the heart. With t … GET BOOK
A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life [Jaycee Dugard]

  • Author : Jaycee Dugard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1451629206
In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stol … GET BOOK
The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies [John Boyne]

  • Author : John Boyne
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0385690614
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginn … GET BOOK
Dance of Shadows

Dance of Shadows [Yelena Black]

  • Author : Yelena Black
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1599909413
Vanessa knew that dance was in her blood, but she had no idea the world of elite ballet was center stage for the darkest of secrets-until her sister myster … GET BOOK
Just Kids

Just Kids [Patti Smith]

  • Author : Patti Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0062008447
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two … GET BOOK
Apollo's Angels

Apollo's Angels [Jennifer Homans]

  • Author : Jennifer Homans
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 672
  • ISBN-10 : 0679603905
NATIONAL BESTSELLER For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record o … GET BOOK
Dancing Through It

Dancing Through It [Jenifer Ringer]

  • Author : Jenifer Ringer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 069815150X
“A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust in … GET BOOK
Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened [Jenny Lawson]

  • Author : Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1101573082
The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.” … GET BOOK
We

We [Yevgeny Zamyatin]

  • Author : Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • Publisher : Pan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 226
  • ISBN-10 : 1743341490
Yevgeny Zamyatin's We is set in an urban glass city called OneState, regulated by spies and secret police. Citizens of the tyrannical OneState wear identic … GET BOOK
Waking Kiss

Waking Kiss [Annabel Joseph]

  • Author : Annabel Joseph
  • Publisher : Scarlet Rose Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 :
A stranger in the wings, a traitorous pair of toe shoes, and a traumatic turn dancing with The Great Rubio… For ballerina Ashleigh Keaton, it’s been on … GET BOOK
Educated

Educated [Tara Westover]

  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1443452505
For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara We … GET BOOK
Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend

Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend [Ben Philippe]

  • Author : Ben Philippe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Humor
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0063026457
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend. In the biting, hilarious vein of Wha … GET BOOK
Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face [Rachel Hollis]

  • Author : Rachel Hollis
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1400201667
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, … GET BOOK
Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives [Karin Wieland]

  • Author : Karin Wieland
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 640
  • ISBN-10 : 1631490966
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2015 Magisterial in scope, this dual biography examines two complex lives tha … GET BOOK
Black Ballerinas

Black Ballerinas [Misty Copeland]

  • Author : Misty Copeland
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 64
  • ISBN-10 : 1534474250
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland comes an illustrated nonfiction collec … GET BOOK
Coming Home to Myself

Coming Home to Myself [Wynonna Judd,Patsi Bale Cox]

  • Author : Wynonna Judd,Patsi Bale Cox
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1440621845
From the heart of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers comes an engaging memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory … GET BOOK
Among the Ten Thousand Things

Among the Ten Thousand Things [Julia Pierpont]

  • Author : Julia Pierpont
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0812995236
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND THE HUFFINGTON POST • Features an exclusive conversa … GET BOOK
Permanent Astonishment

Permanent Astonishment [Tomson Highway]

  • Author : Tomson Highway
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0385696213
Capricious, big-hearted, joyful: an epic memoir from one of Canada’s most acclaimed Indigenous writers and performers Tomson Highway was born in a snowba … GET BOOK
Wait for You

Wait for You [J. Lynn,Jennifer L. Armentrout]

  • Author : J. Lynn,Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0062294768
The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon Some things are worth waiting for . . . Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college … GET BOOK
Young Mungo

Young Mungo [Douglas Stuart]

  • Author : Douglas Stuart
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1039003710
From the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the danger … GET BOOK
The Ballerinas

The Ballerinas [Rachel Kapelke-Dale]

  • Author : Rachel Kapelke-Dale
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1250274249
Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Op … GET BOOK
Fierce Attachments

Fierce Attachments [Vivian Gornick]

  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 216
  • ISBN-10 : 1466819006
In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous … GET BOOK
Tap Dancing America

Tap Dancing America [Constance Valis Hill]

  • Author : Constance Valis Hill
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 9780199745890
Here is the vibrant, colorful, high-stepping story of tap -- the first comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form, exploring a … GET BOOK
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter [Simone de Beauvoir]

  • Author : Simone de Beauvoir
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0062566172
“[Beauvoir’s] graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman.” —Ti … GET BOOK
The Future Tense of Joy

The Future Tense of Joy [Jessica Teich]

  • Author : Jessica Teich
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1580055702
"Jessica Teich's understanding of trauma is the infallible authority upon which her tale rests. But the delicacy and nuance with which she renders this sto … GET BOOK
Just as I Am

Just as I Am [Cicely Tyson]

  • Author : Cicely Tyson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0062931083
“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obam … GET BOOK