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"The book is full of funny or surprising stories (sometimes they’re both) and plenty of self-deprecating humor. Pollak is a working actor, not a star, and his book is all the more likable for it. A genuinely entertaining movie memoir.”

-Booklist

“Amusing. Pollak is an engaging raconteur on the page. The most compelling passages concern the author's pre-fame days, including a legitimately riveting account of the teenage author, already in possession of a killer Peter Falk impersonation, hijacking a concert performance by Rich Little.”

-Kirkus Reviews


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Midnight Movie:  a novel
By Tobe Hooper and Alan Goldsher

Kevin Pollak is an award-winning actor, a celebrated comedian/impressionist, and now an Internet pioneer. Hilarious, raw, and revealing, How I Slept My Way to the Middle winningly combines his never-before-heard stories featuring A-list entertainers with fan favorites and Pollak’s own thoughts on how he made it. Find out how he brought John Belushi to his knees, tortured Paul Reiser (twice), bamboozled Larry King, stole Alan Arkin’s soul, almost killed Warren Beatty, and sucked face with Robert DeNiro’s girlfriend. He’s laughing proof that if you follow your gut and believe in yourself, you can do anything you want—except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who’s an evil, paranoid $#!%.

Hollywood Monster
By Robert Englund with Alan Goldsher

The good news: Director Tobe Hooper has been invited to speak at a screening of Destiny Express, a movie he wrote and directed as a teenager, but that hasn’t seen the light of day in decades. And Hooper’s fans are ecstatic.

 

The bad news: Destiny Express proves to be a killer . . . literally. As the death toll mounts, Tobe embarks on a desperate journey to understand the film’s thirty-year-old origins—and put an end to the strange epidemic his creation has set in motion. 

 

Featuring the terror, humor, and sly documentary style Hooper devotees remember from such classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Midnight Movie is vintage Tobe Hooper, again demonstrating the director’s place as one of the godfathers of modern horror.

"Uses horror tropes with considerable skill and ingenuity. Hooper and Goldsher demonstrate an undeniable talent."

-Publishers Weekly

“Tobe's new novel Midnight Movie (co-written with Alan Goldsher) is just as insane as I knew it would be.  A violent, funny and novel premise (no pun intended).”

-director John Landis

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BENSON: The Autobiography
By George Benson with Alan Goldsher

Over the course of his fifty-year career, George Benson has performed for hundreds of millions of fans around the world, received ten Grammy Awards, and recorded with some of the most revered musicians of his era. In 2011, he earned a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters Award. And he has finally decided to tell his story.


Benson: The Autobiography follow’s the musician’s remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of Dubai, and everywhere in between. His tales of scuffling on the road with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and emerging as the first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture.


An open and truthful raconteur, Benson discusses his near-arrest for domestic abuse, the tragic illnesses that afflicted his family, the secret lives of his musical cohorts, and racism’s effect  on his life and art. His long-awaited book allows readers to meet one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of any era.

AVAILABLE JULY 8, 2014

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“For as long as I've known him -- and we're talking over forty years -- George Benson has demonstrated an uncanny ability to tell beautiful, exciting, interesting, musical stories with both his guitar and his singing, so it's no surprise that Benson: The Autobiography -- a book that's been a long time coming -- is full of beautiful, exciting, interesting, musical stories. To paraphrase George himself, this book will put you over the moon.”

-Quincy Jones


"George Benson has quite a story to tell, and I'm sure his life will be an inspiration to many. He's a formidable talent as a guitarist an singer, and the stories surrounding his rise to fame are quite intriguing."

-Herbie Hancock


"Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, entertainer: George Benson truly is a man of a thousand talents, each more wonderful than the last. And now you can add author to the list."

-Al Jarreau


“The funny, colorful stories in George's wonderful memoir made me want to go and play some guitar and bass songs with him, just like in the old days.”

-Ron Carter

Listen Out Loud: A Life In Music - Managing McCartney, Madonna, & Michael Jackson
                                    By Ron Weisner with Alan Goldsher

Even hardcore music fans don’t know the name Ron Weisner . . . but they should. A high-powered manager for over four decades, Ron worked alongside Madonna, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, and, most notably, Michael Jackson. He saw the King of Pop through his game-changing multi-platinum albums Thriller and Off the Wall. He watched M.J.’s prickly father Joe run roughshod over both his son and industry execs. He fought back as the industry tried to steer Jackson in a musical direction that would have derailed his career. And he saw Michael suffer through devastating press coverage that turned the troubled singer’s world upside down. Featuring an introduction from Gladys Knight, Weisner’s illuminating memoir underscores the destructive changes to the industry during his forty-year career, including the shift in focus from artistic integrity to cold, hard numbers. It’s an intimate glimpse into the music world from a man with a keen eye, sharp ears, and a big heart.

“Listen Out Loud reminded me why Ron Weisner is my brother from another mother. Like me, he’s not afraid to do something just because it hasn’t been done. This is a must-read for music industry professionals, musicians, listeners . . . Hell, this book is a must-read for anybody!”

-Quincy Jones


“The passion and loyalty Ron has for his artists, his business associates, and his friends is unmatched. . . . Now, with the music industry in such flux and turmoil, it’s the perfect time for Ron to tell his story. There’s a whole new generation of representatives, producers, and executives who could stand to learn from his experience. And if they take what he has to say to heart, maybe, just maybe, they can make our entertainment world a little bit better.”

-Gladys Knight


AVAILABLE JULY 8, 2014


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