Marc Shapiro

Biography

Marc Shapiro is the NY Times best-selling author of J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: The Fever! and many other best-selling celebrity biographies. He has been a free-lance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering film, television, and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.

Where to find Marc Shapiro online

Twitter: @MarcShapiro3

Where to buy in print


Books

John McCain: A View from the Hill
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,120. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
There’s a lot people don’t know about John McCain. They know the war hero, the prisoner of war. Those are the things that have made the headlines and the history books. But there is also the John McCain, working statesman, who has spent two terms in the House of Representatives and six terms in the Senate.
Renaissance Man - The Lin-Manuel Miranda Story An Unauthorized Biography
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,480. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Lin-Manuel Miranda created the Broadway hit-musical of the decade in Hamilton. His earlier production In The Heights set theater audiences dancing to a hip hop/ Latin beat. And if you have children or are a child at heart, you know all about the music of Moana. But there’s a lot you don’t know about this pop culture genius.
You’re Gonna Make It After All - The Life, Times and Influence of Mary Tyler Moore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,310. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Mary Tyler Moore was a legendary television & film performer who was much loved & lauded by millions as the personification of sweetness & innocence filtered through a sanitized television world. But Moore was so much more than that. Coming of age at a time when feminism & women’s rights were on the march across the land, Moore’s roles proved a flashpoint to countless women.
What Is Hip? - The Life and Times of The Tragically Hip
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » History » Social history
On August 20th, 2016 11.7 million Canadians watched the final concert of The Tragically Hip, & the rest of the world asked, “Who is this band?” New York Times Bestselling pop journalist Marc Shapiro answers that question in the first American book about this Canadian rock band that largely shunned the spotlight but has become the standard bearer of a resurgent sense of Canadian pride & patriotism.
Hey Joe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,100. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
The song Hey Joe was a momentary blip on the pop music scene in 1965 courtesy of a Southern California band called The Leaves. It would be their only hit. But over the next 50 plus years, the quirky song about premeditated murder went on to become something special, a musical rite of passage for the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, Led Zeppelin and countless others.
Trump This! - The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized Biography
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,790. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Bringing insight into the psychology & motivation of Donald Trump was the equivalent of solving a mystery. What guides Trump to his decisions? Is his personality real or a caricature driven smokescreen? Is he the living embodiment of a brand or does a heart & soul lurk beneath his flamboyant and often-bullying exterior? In answering those questions many heretofore unknown facts came to life.
Welcome to Shondaland, An Unauthorized Biography of Shonda Rhimes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,480. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
For Shonda, getting to the top has not been easy. She has met and conquered long held stereotypes of race and gender, has fought to singlehandedly raise the realistic and creative bar in media and has ultimately won over the viewing masses with her straight-forward middle-American attitude that has successfully cut through the B.S. and misconceptions like a knife through butter.
Norman Reedus: True Tales of The Walking Dead’s Zombie Hunter - An Unauthorized Biography
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,500. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
His Daryl Dixon is a flawed, psychologically scarred character in a zombie-infested world. There's much in his portrayal that is informed by a real life that's equally flawed and equally scarred. In Norman Reedus: An Unauthorized Biography: True Tales of the Walking Dead’s Zombie Hunter, the first look at Norman Reedus’ life and times, you will get it all. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Inside Grey’s Anatomy: The Unauthorized Biography of Jamie Dornan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,270. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Jamie Dornan came to the role of Christian Grey in the motion picture Fifty Shades of Grey as Hollywood's answer to a prayer when the original actor, Charlie Hunnam, left the picture a scant three weeks before production was set to begin. But the reality was that Dornan's being thrust into “Instant” celebrity was more than a decade in the making chronicled in entertaining depth in the Inside Gre
The Real Steele: The Unauthorized Biography of Dakota Johnson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,890. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Those who don't believe in miracles should take a look at what brought Dakota Johnson from obscurity to the pinnacle of stardom as Anastasia Steele in the motion picture Fifty Shades of Grey. But who is Dakota Johnson? A surprisingly accomplished and driven actress. This is not some celebrity kid given a plum role because of her connections to old-world Hollywood.
Lindsay Lohan: Fully Loaded, from Disney to Disaster, An Unauthorized Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,740. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Lindsay Lohan is quite literally a train wreck for the internet age. Her every misstep, personal and professional disaster and emotional trip into career suicide has been chronicled to the point of overkill in the tabloids and gossip sites. Lindsay Lohan: Fully Loaded: From Disney to Disaster:
Lorde: Your Heroine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,980. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Lorde is the voice of her generation, a head-strong, determined young woman who knows what she wants and has known how she was going to get it form an early age. She's won two Grammys for her song 'Royals,' has captivated audiences all over the world. But guess what? She still lives at home, she still does the dishes and she still goes to school. Quite an accomplishment for a 17 yr old.
Game: The Resurrection of Tim Tebow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tim Tebow had the world on a string. An all around nice guy with mad, albeit unorthodox, football skills that saw him shattering high school and college records on the way to the most coveted award in intercollegiate sports, The Heisman Trophy. There was not a cloud in the sky. But then something happened.
Annette Funicello: America's Sweetheart
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,430. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Annette Funicello: America's Sweetheart looks at the life and career of Annette from all angles, all sides, the ups and downs. Stories that are supported by exclusive interviews with fellow performers Carl Gardner (of the group The Coasters), Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon, Tommy Sands and songwriter Richard Sherman. Annette has told her story before. But it has never been told this way.
Legally Biber: Justin Bieber at 18: An Unauthorized Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,420. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
follows the multi-platinum singer from his 18th birthday, through a new album and a monster tour. We are at his back as he acts and reacts to personal and professional challenges. In this month-by-month odyssey, we see the young singer just this side of manhood; acting the seasoned professional, acting the fool and, at the end of the day, acting decidedly human and not quite grown up.
Who Is Katie Holmes?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,270. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Who is Katie Holmes? fills in the blanks.  It tells the classic Hollywood story of small town girl who comes to tinsel town, ultimately fulfills her every fantasy and discovers that there is a price to be paid for getting everything you desire.
We Love Jenni
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,060. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“We Love Jenni,” is a frank and revealing biography of the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera written by The New York Times best-selling author Marc Shapiro and journalist Charles Vazquez that goes behind the scenes to tell the riveting story of the iconic Latina, who was killed last December 9th in a plane crash in Mexico.
The Secret Life of EL James, The Unauthorized Biography
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,590. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Everyone wants to know how EL James, a middle-aged mom of two from the London suburbs became the best-selling author of all time, with over a million books selling worldwide in less than a year, and now a major motion picture. Read this book to find out exactly how she did it.

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