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Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $35) By Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe former governor’s frank autobiography traces his ascent from a small city in Austria to premier businessman and Hollywood icon living the American Dream. Out: Oct. 1
Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work (Abrams, hardcover, $40) By Michael Goldman With a preface by Morgan Freeman and a foreword by Steven Spielberg, this volume captures the behind-the-scenes aspect of Eastwood’s filmmaking through interviews with Eastwood, his crew, and various actors and co-stars. Out: Oct. 1
The Redgraves: A Family Epic (Crown Archetype, hardcover, $26) By Donald Spoto Spoto shares 30 years of research and interviews with the acting dynasty, looking beyond their award-winning theater and film careers into their personal lives. Check out our review in the October issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: Oct. 2
The Fiddler on Pantico Roof: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $26) By Joe Mozingo A Los Angeles Times reporter hunts for his family’s lost history, and discovers that his father’s roots trace back to an African slave in the Jamestown colony. Out: Oct. 2
Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur's Tale of the World's Richest Princesses (plus their servants, nannies, and one royal hairdresser)(Free Press, hardcover, $25)By Jayne Amelia LarsonStruggling L.A. actress Larson takes a job driving a limo for the visiting Saudi royal family and gets more than she bargained for: drama, a cultural education, and regal insights. Check out our review in the October issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: Oct. 16
Uggie: My Story (Gallery Books, hardcover, $15) By Uggie The Jack Russell terrier of The Artist fame playfully tells his story from his pound-bound days to joining an acting troupe to the big screen. Out: Oct. 16
Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story (Vanguard Press, hardcover, $26) By Victoria Jackson & Ali Guthy An incurable disease, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), brings a mother and daughter together after the daughter is diagnosed and they start a foundation to find a cure. Out: Oct. 16
Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk (University of California Press, hardcover, $30) By Don Lattin The religion journalist weaves his own memoir into the stories of three key figures in Western religion: the author of Brave New World, an Anglo-Irish mystic, and the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Out: Oct. 18
Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight (Seven Stories Press, paperback, $19) By Laurie Rubin The international opera singer, blind since birth, relates her struggles and triumphs as well as her message to embrace others’ differences. Out: Oct. 23
Bruce (Touchstone, hardcover, $28) By Peter A. Carlin Music writer Carlin pens a sweeping biography with the cooperation of The Boss, including numerous interviews with family, band members, and the man himself. Out: Oct. 30
Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western (University of California Press, hardcover, $40) By Mary Lea Bandy & Kevin Stoehr An in-depth look at the development of the world of Western films from its first silent versions to recent Clint Eastwood movies. Out: Oct. 1
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover, $28) By Timothy EganEgan recounts the life of Curtis, an “Indiana Jones with a camera,” who spent three decades photographing American Indians, with backing from Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, no less. Out: Oct. 9
Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay (Quirk Books, hardcover, $15) By Paul Vitagliano (DJ Paul V) Based on the Born This Way blog, the anthology reveals funny and heartbreaking stories of those growing up LGBTQ, accompanied by childhood photographs. Out: Oct. 9
Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past (It Books, paperback, $17) By Ransom Riggs The L.A. author’s obsession with collecting antique photographs turned into this captioned compilation that puts our connection to the past in the spotlight. Out: Oct. 16
Variety: An Illustrated History of the World from the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood (Rizzoli, hardcover, $50) By Tim Gray With contributions from Whoopi Goldberg and Betty White, this tome chronicles Hollywood as seen through the eyes of the entertainment reporting mainstay. Out: Oct. 30
Rock ’N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip (Angel City Press, hardcover, $50) By Robert Landau Landau photographed the evolution of the rock music scene on the Sunset Strip through the 1960s, preserved here through his extensive collection of photos. Out: Oct. 3
Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California (Ammo Books, hardcover, $40) By Justin Van Hoy L.A. artist, curator, and designer Van Hoy features upcoming California artists along with well-known ones in his survey of art made in the spirit of the Golden State.Out: Oct. 15
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (Pantheon, hardcover, $30) By Camille Paglia The cultural historian examines influential Western art images from ancient idols to Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings and hails George Lucas as the world’s greatest living artist. Out: Oct. 16
Diane Keaton: House (Rizzoli, hardcover, $85) By Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie Keaton explores reinvented and repurposed spaces around the country through a combination of photography, storytelling, and design. Check out our review in the October issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: Oct. 16
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday (Workman Publishing Company, paperback, $18) By Jordan Matter The photographer shoots portraits of dancers leaping and spinning their way through the activities of daily life—with no photoshopping in sight. Out: Oct. 23
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