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Living to Tell the Tale
by Edith Grossman, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hardcover from Knopf
by Robert Hughes
Listed under Goya
Broken Music: A Memoir
by Sting
Hardcover from Bantam Books
The Stone Cold Truth
by Steve Austin, Dennis Brent
Hardcover from WWE
28 October, 2003
The Pythons
by Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Bob McCabe
Hardcover from Thomas Dunne Books
After Life: Answers from the Other Side
by John Edward, Natasha Stoynoff
Hardcover from Hay House
Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers
by Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Hardcover from Atria Books
28 October, 2003
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire
Hardcover from Free Press
Paige by Paige: A Year of Trading Spaces
by Paige Davis, Vicki Ingham
Paperback from Trading Spaces
Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death
Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death
by HBO
Paperback from Pocket Books
Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen
by Frank Stefanko, Chris Murray, Bruce Springsteen
Paperback from Watson-Guptill Pubns
Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip
by Robert Hunter, Stephen Peters, Chuck Wills, Dennis McNally
Hardcover from DK Publishing
Bringing Down the House
Bringing Down the House : The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
by Ben Mezrich
Book Description: It's Friday night and you're on a red-eye to the city of sin. Strapped to your chest is half a million dollars; in your overnight bag is another twenty-five thousand in blackjack chips; and your wallet holds ten fake IDs. As soon as you land in Las Vegas, you are positive you are being investigated and followed. To top it all off, the IRS is auditing you, someone has been going through your mail -- and you have a multivariable calculus exam on Monday morning. Welcome to the world of an exclusive group of audacious MIT math geniuses who legally took the casinos for over three million dollars -- while still finding time for college keg parties, football games, and final exams. 
In the midst of the go-go eighties and nineties, a group of overachieving, anarchistic MIT students joined a decades-old underground blackjack club dedicated to counting cards and beating the system at major casinos around the world. While their classmates were working long hours in labs and libraries, the blackjack team traveled weekly to Las Vegas and other glamorous gambling locales, with hundreds of thousands of dollars duct-taped to their bodies. Underwritten by shady investors they would never meet, these kids bet fifty thousand dollars a hand, enjoyed VIP suites and other upscale treats, and partied with showgirls and celebrities. 

Handpicked by an eccentric mastermind -- a former MIT professor and an obsessive player who had developed a unique system of verbal cues, body signals, and role-playing -- this one ring of card savants earned more than three million dollars from corporate Vegas, making them the object of the casinos' wrath and eventually targets of revenge. Here is their inside story, revealing their secrets for the first time. 

Master storyteller Ben Mezrich takes you from the ivory towers of academia to the Technicolor world of Las Vegas, where anything can happen -- and often does. Bringing Down the House launches you into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas -- deep into the realm of back rooms, ever-present video cameras, private investigators, and the threats and tactics of pit bosses and violent heavies. Equipped with twenty different aliases and disguises, the group of young card counters struggles around these roadblocks to live the high life -- until one fateful day when Vegas violently follows them home to Boston. Suddenly, there can be no more hiding behind false identities; the high life folds like a bad hand of cards. 

Filled with tense action and incredibly close calls, Bringing Down the House is a real-life mix of Liar's Poker and Ocean's Eleven -- and it's a story Vegas doesn't want you to read. 
Hardcover from Free Press

A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey
Hardcover from Nan A. Talese
Dry: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press
Kate Remembered
by A. Scott Berg
Hardcover from Putnam Pub Group
W. B. Yeats, a Life: II: The Arch-Poet, 1915-1939 (W. B. Yeats, a Life, Vol 2)
by R. F. Foster
Hardcover from Oxford University Press
Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts: The Definitive Biography, 1972-2003
by Dave Marsh
Paperback from Routledge
Lennon Legend
by James Henke
Listed under John Lennon
Reading Lolita in Tehran : A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran : A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi
Hardcover from Random House


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