The Soundtrack of My Life
By Clive Davis (March 22, 2013) - "In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last fifty years of popular music as only a true insider can. In the history of popular music, no one looms as large as Clive Davis. His career has spanned more than forty years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and hosted the world's highest profile parties. In this fully illustrated, personal account, Davis tells all, from becoming an orphan in high school and getting through college and law school on scholarships, to being falsely accused of embezzlement and starting up his own record company, J Records. His wealth of experience offers valuable insight into the evolution of the music business over the past half-century and into the future. Told with Davis's unmatched wit, frankness, and style, The Soundtrack of My Life exposes a trove of never-before-heard stories--some hilarious, others tragic, all revealing--that will captivate and inspire all music lovers." (Simon & Schuster)
'Fall to Grace'
By Alexandra Pelosi featuring Jim McGreevey (March 22, 2013) - "For Jim McGreevey, Aug. 12, 2004 was -- in his words -- "a train wreck." That was the day the New Jersey governor announced his resignation from office amidst scandal and declared himself "a gay American" on live television. After his political downfall and the divorce that followed, McGreevey found himself stripped of the trappings of his former life, at an existential crossroads. Directed, produced and filmed by Emmy® winner Alexandra Pelosi (HBO's "Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip" and "Journeys with George"), 'Fall to Grace' reveals how McGreevey reinvented himself after that painful period, touching on themes of redemption and transformation. The documentary follows him as he studies to become an Episcopal priest and motivates incarcerated women to believe they deserve a second chance, featuring candid interviews with McGreevey, female inmates and prison and church officials, as well as archival news footage of him and his former wife. The documentary is a story about second chances, which McGreevey says everybody deserves. 'No one should be defined by the nadir of their existence,' he says. 'That shouldn't define the entirety of their narrative.'" (HBO)